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2014 BHS Prom King & Queen

Volume 31 Number 46 May 1, 2014

Includes Tax

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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

Bison Courier
By Beth Hulm Seven of nine committee members completed a task last week that Perkins County Commissioners assigned them one year ago. The Perkins County Planning Board voted unanimously, during a public hearing at the Bentley Building in Bison on Tuesday night, to approve a final draft copy of a Comprehensive Plan that could eventually help County Commissioners draw up ordinances to protect landowner rights. On the other hand, the county could adopt the plan and never do a thing with it! One thing is for sure, however. By state law, a Comprehensive Plan must be the precursor of any attempts by a county governing board to adopt any ordinances that would govern land use within the county. County Commissioners have made it clear from the very beginning that they want a plan that respects landowner rights. They’ve said that their purpose is not to restrict, but to protect, the property rights of the county’s landowners. The plan simply provides a framework to allow this county to move forward should it ever become necessary to protect its rural values and adapt to changes which may or may not ever occur. County Commissioners hired Black Hills Council of Local Governments, Rapid City, to work with a local Planning Board, consisting of nine members, carefully selected by County Commissioners. That appointed board consists of Chairman Todd Fink, Chuck Anderson, Vaughn Meyer,

Comprehensive Plan ready for County Commission
Dave Johnson, Reggie Kennedy, Dan Kvale, Geraldine Peck, Willard Ottman and Luke Clements. Kennedy and Commission representative Ottman were absent from last week’s vote to move forward. The planning board has no authority to take official action that would affect landowners. Their main purpose was to draft a plan. Acting as a liaison between the planning board and county commission has been Rownea Gerbracht, County Director of Equalization. Prior to last week’s meeting, the Perkins County Planning Board, along with Ali DeMersseman and Blaise Emerson, BHCLG, held a series of other public hearings throughout the county and have conducted on-line and written surveys to gather community input for the plan. The result is a 37-page document, which will now go to County Commissioners for review and approval. DeMersseman said, “There’s still opportunity for community input.” County Commissioners, too, will advertise a public hearing before they adopt the plan. DeMersseman stressed that the document is only a guide and not an official resolution of any type. Up until last week, the committee had not met with any opposition. Jerry Muth, who lives west of Lodgepole, feels threatened that the plan will take away his “God given rights and freedoms.” Board member Vaughn Meyer, Zeona, attempted to tell Muth that the plan puts the county in charge and protects its landowners from “big government.” Commissioner-hopeful Lisa Harpster, also from the Lodgepole commu-

Trustees for the Town Board of Bison wish to inform the citizens of Bison and the surrounding rural area that the State of South Dakota has entered their 15th year of voluntary abandoned tank removal. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources will remove tanks that qualify and perform all environmental cleanup actions necessary to protect human health. It is done at no cost to the owner except for resurfacing of the disturbed area, which will be the responsibility of the property owner. The state wants to remove every abandoned underground storage tank that was used to store a petroleum product. Examples would be gasoline, diesel, fuel oil, aviation fuel, waste oil, etc. The state will not remove petroleum tanks that may be inaccessible, such as beneath a building. The free tank removals do not apply to tanks that were commercially in service on or after April 1, 1988. Non-petroleum tanks such as propane tanks, cisterns

State of SD offers free abandoned tank removal

Kimberly Peck and Tyler Plaggemeyer were crowned king and queen of the Mardi Gras.

and septic tanks are not eligible. The Abandoned Tank Removal Program has removed abandoned underground petroleum tanks at approximately 3,000 sites but there are still underground storage tanks that are no longer being used that have not been removed from the ground. In many of these situations, petroleum products may still be in the tanks or may have leaked into the ground. Spillage can cause ground water to become polluted and may become a risk to people in the area. By removing the tanks now, DENR is helping to protect ground water resources for generations to come. Tank Removal Applications are available at City Hall in Bison. A summary sheet with more information will accompany it. Stop by at 309 1st Ave. West in Bison or call 244-5677 to have a copy of the application/summary sheet mailed to you. The office is staffed most week day afternoons. If nobody answers the phone, leave a message with your name and mailing address and paperwork will be mailed to you.

nity, doesn’t believe that county government can trump the feds. Lemmon-area board member Dave Johnson defended the county’s intentions. How else would the county have anything to “combat” big government with, he asked. Meyer called it the county’s “only defense” for protecting its culture and livelihood. “The Commission will be your friend,” he told Muth. “Either we protect ourselves or the outside is coming in,” Meyer continued. Muth feels that Meyer's philosophy is “twisted.” At one point, he referred to the whole process as “Marxist.” Although Muth’s points were duly noted, Johnson said that the majority opinion would be endorsed. Two County Commissioners, Wayne Henderson and Rusty Foster, were present for the public hearing. Henderson called it “good” to have a plan in place, even if it’s never needed. Foster thanked the board for their dedication in getting one written. The next step will be for County Commissions to review the current draft, schedule a public hearing and then to formally adopt it, with or without any changes that may occur. They may also name a county planning and zoning board, which may or may not be the same as the current planning board. Any ordinances that would be written regarding land use in the county would have to follow state guidelines for ordinances, which include publications and public hearings. The people will be heard!

Baby shower for Kathy Hafner and baby boy Taven. Come and meet the little fella Sunday, May 4 at 3:30 at the 1st Presbyterian Church. Bison Cemetery Assn will meet Wednesday May 7 at 7:00 p.m. at The Feedlot cafe.

Highlights & Happenings
We invite you to... Mother/Daughter Banquet! “His Eye is on the Sparrow” May 10th ~ 5:30 pm at the Reva Hall. sponsored by the Slim Buttes Free Lutheran Church. For more information please call: 866-4685

Peck's Auction Service will be having a Spring Community Auc-

tion on June 14th. Please call in your consignments early. Our advertising deadline will be May 15th. Only consigned items will be sold. Call John at 605/2445495 or 605/390-1848 also can call James Brixey at 605/2447772 or 605/490-0518.

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The Stateline Right to Life Group will be meeting on May 6th at 5:00 pm at the Grand Electric Social Room - Everyone is welcome.

The Title I Schoolwide Plan Annual Review for grades Kdg-6th will be on Wednesday, May 7, at 5:15 in the Bison School lunch room. Everyone is encouraged to attend. Contact Roxie Seaman at 244-5273 for more information. 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 welcome.

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Dear Editor, As we continue to consider the discussion on whether to renovate or rebuild the Bison School, both appear to be equally expensive to the taxpayers of this district. We thought it appropriate to consider the census data for the district, which was not easy to find in the 2010 data specifically for the Bison District. Since 1960 the district population has been in steady decline until a slight gain of two percent over 2010 to 2012. This same gain is also county wide. Age demographics for Perkins County show the median age of 48.7 years which we can assume is past the child bearing age. Additionally Perkins County has a lower percentage of under-age-five children than the average for the state of South Dakota Population for the Bison 52-1 district according to 2012 numbers is 1038 souls of all ages. A breakdown shows 9.92 percent are under age five; school age (5 to 19) is 16.76 percent. For comparison in the 2000 census the district population was 1021; in 2010 it was 912; and as previously noted in 2012 it was 1038. However it is not determinable from the statistics available exactly how many of that 1038 are school age other than by using the 16.76 percent of 1038 which equals 173.9 school age persons. As for school numbers, we did come up with some interesting numbers for 2004 through 2013 and for some comparisons we used 2004 as a base, 2009 as midway ending with 2013. Ag N-Ag Levies Sp. Ed. Cap Outlay 0.67 1.04 1.40 1.40 2.00 1.50 Pension 0.287 0.29

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THE BISON COURIER

Sincerely, Karen Englehart, for Concerned Taxpayers Dear Editor and residents of Bison, I would like to thank the residents of Bison for their support while I was on the Town Board for the past 9 years. My bride said that the only meeting I missed was in April, 2012 when we had the car accident in Kansas…I attended 107 meetings and 16 special meetings. The bride now wants to go and visit children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. I will take responsibility for the mud on the streets, sidewalks, cars, shoes, your pants and the business place floors. This is something that comes with construction. During construction, the contractor ran into contaminated soil and had to re-route some water mains. At the rate that the contractor was moving

Also enumerated was “December Child Count” which is defined as – “the unduplicated count of all children with disabilities ages 3-21 receiving special education and related services according to an individualized education program (IEP) or service plan on December 1st of each year”. In 2004 the DCC was 19; 2009 was missing that stat.*; 2013 reported a DCC of 22. It would appear that the ten year counts remain quite constant showing no great increases or decreases with average class sizes holding between 11 and 12 students. Certainly one would have to allow that some class grades are larger than others as averages do not tell the complete story. The bottom line is whether a certain class is larger or smaller, it will work its way through the system over the 12 year span and adjustments can be made as needed. If you are interested in all the details, of which there are many to wade through, go to www.doe.sd.gov/ofm/statdigest.aspx . On this website you can see exactly how much money is spent for various operations of the Bison District: Administration, Benefits, Extra-curricular Activities, Food Service, Salaries, Transportation, all expense categories must be reported; all the levies, state aid, and more numbers than you imagine. As you contemplate the question of whether or not to commit $8 million (amount given in the last Courier) to build or renovate, keep in mind that the Bison District already has an opt-out in place for $200,000.00 annually for general fund needs. Another opt-out is probably not an option. A careful study of all options must be done before a decision is made. Are there any creative ideas out there? The Board and the Administration would probably be open to your ideas or suggestions. You placed them on the Board, now they have the responsibility to spend our tax dollars wisely and make the tough decisions. Let them know what you think, help them come to the right conclusion. *In 2009 children with disabilities were enumerated separately according to disability rather than as a group under the December Child Count; that enumeration in 2009 for Bison District was 16.

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with the project, it would have been 95% completed by the first part November. The October 4th storm came and brought construction to a halt. There was enough storm sewer in place that there was little water running past 1st Ave. West, as most of the water ran into the storm sewer. Yes, there was water running on streets going west. After the contractor gets the culverts in and the street in shape, there should be very little water on the streets. I’m going to leave you with this: just telling the truth. I was told by a Bison citizen, who has never served on a board, that anybody over 60 years should not be allowed to sit on any board. From another citizen who won’t ever sit on a board: “Why do you

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want to be on a board? You don’t do anything anyway.” One couple would not sign my petition when I asked. This is okay – their choice. For ten years, I have been moving the snow behind the auditorium so the seniors with walkers, canes and crutches could have close access to the door for their noon meal and had no problem. Then, instead of contacting me, this couple piled the snow behind the auditorium so the seniors couldn’t park close to the back door. Thank you, Citizen of Bison, for letting me serve you. Please support the new board.

Cucumber selected as the 2014 Edible of the Year
By David Graper, SDSU Extension Horticulture Specialist and Director of McCrory Gardens Each year the National Garden Bureau selects a perennial, annual and an edible to become the chosen plants of the year. This year they have chosen the cucumber as the edible of the year. Cucumbers are many a gardener's favorite for eating fresh or for making pickles that can be enjoyed for months after the garden is put to bed for the winter. These easy-to-grow plants don't need any special growing conditions except a sunny location and some room to grow. A little background Historical records indicate that this popular fruit originated in Asia and has been cultivated for more than 3,000 years. Cucumis sativus is a member of the Cucurbitacea family and are related to other common garden fruits like squash, watermelon and pumpkins. Cucumbers and these other cucurbits are all creep vines that will grow along the ground or up onto a support by gripping it with tendrils that appear along the stems. There are also bush-type plants that take up about half as much space and can still be as productive as the full sized plants. You can also grow them on a trellis or cattle panel to save even more space and make harvesting easier. Large containers can also be used to grow cucumbers on a deck or sunny patio. Plants are usually monoecious, meaning that they produce both male and female flowers on the same plant. Pollen needs to be transferred from the male flowers to the female flowers, usually by bees, in order for fruit to be produced. You can tell the difference in the flowers by looking for the ovary, a tiny immature fruit, which will be located right at the base of the female flowers. The male flowers will generally be on a longer stem and have visible pollen on the anthers inside the flower. There are times when cucumber plants may produce almost all male flowers, especially early in the season or during unfavorable growing conditions. When this happens gardeners may notice that there are lots of flowers but very few fruit to harvest. This problem will usually get resolved with improved growing conditions and fruit will start developing again. If bees are not present or inactive, fruit production can be reduced as well. A gardener may notice that some of the fruit that does develop has an uneven shape. This results from poor pollination. The developing seeds inside the cucumber fruit stimulate development of the fruit itself. If only a few of the ovules were fertilized during the pollination process there won't be enough developing seed in the fruit to stimulate uniform development of the fruit. Varieties There are some cucumber varieties available now that are gynoecious, meaning that most of the flowers produced are female flowers so there is the potential for higher yields from these plants. But, those female flowers

must still be pollinated with pollen from a male flower. So, some seed from a regular monoecious plant are included in the seed packet so that a supply of pollen will be available for all those female flowers to get pollinated. Parthenocarpic varieties are now also available. These special types of cucumbers can produce fruit without the flowers being pollinated. They are most commonly used in greenhouse cucumber production where pollination can be a challenge. There are hundreds of different varieties of cucumber. Here in the U.S., they are typically broken down as either pickling or slicing cucumbers but you may also see some further described as burpless. The pickling types usually produce fruit that is shorter and larger in diameter but are harvested at an earlier stage of development, from about 2-6-inches in length. The slicing cucumbers are generally smaller in diameter but harvested at a later stage of development 4-10-inches in length but usually less than 2inches in diameter. However, either type can be used for slicing and fresh eating or be pickled. Burpless varieties usually have a thinner skin, a sweeter taste and are easier to digest for most people. Gardeners can now find many other types of cucumbers, heirloom varieties and others from different areas of the world. Some of these vary in color and shape from very long and thin to round.

Women involved in Agriculture wanted!
If you're a woman involved in the agriculture industry, then Annie's Project may be the program for you. Have you ever asked a farm/ranch management question and not understood the answer? Have you ever signed papers at the bank or FSA and not really understood what they were for? Have you been thinking about if you have enough insurance or an estate plan? Have you wished you knew more about marketing your cattle or crops? If you answered "yes" to any one of these questions then you are a perfect candidate for Annie's Project. Annie's Project was designed to empower women by providing detailed farm/ranch management information and build networks between women. Over a six-week period women will learn how to develop financial records, learn key communication skills, ask

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Annie's Project held in Hot Springs

questions about retirement and estate planning, expand marketing knowledge - all while having fun in a supportive learning environment. Classes begin May 8 in Hot Springs Classes meet once a week beginning May 8, 2014 in Hot Springs at Wooly's Western Grill . The classes continue on May 15, 22, 29 and June 5 and 12. Each session will run from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. (MDT). The cost is $150 per person and meals will be served at each session. Registration cost may be reduced based on the amount of local sponsorship received. For more information or to register, contact Adele Harty, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist at the SDSU Extension Regional Center in Rapid City, 605-394-1722 or adele.harty@sdstate.edu. Pre-registration is due by May 1. Class space is limited.

Cardinal track team runs well in Bowman

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The track team headed to Bowman on April 15, thinking it was going to be a cold, windy day. It turned out to be pretty nice with just a moderate breeze. Due to so many other track meets being cancelled, there were about 16 or 17 teams there. The competition was thick. Daniel Burkhalter ran his PR (4:41.30 )in the 1600 and

Josh McKinstry running the 800.

finished 2nd. Daniel also won the 800 (2:11), and place 4th in the 400 (56.54). Josh McKinstry placed 6th (37'9") in the triple jump and we placed a 4X4 and a 4X8 relay team. On the girls side Rebekah Burkhalter took 7th (14:39) in the 3200 meter run and her sister Ruth finished (14:41) right behind her in 8th. The other

kids that went had a good day, but there were so many kids that it was tough to place in the top eight. On Tuesday, April 22, we are back in Bowman for what we hope is a little smaller meet. In the end everybody ran, jumped, and threw well. We ended the day enjoying pizza in Scranton.

The track team traveled to Lemmon on Saturday, April 26 to run in the high winds. The wind was so bad that at times it looked like some of the runners were actually walking. Needless to say, each runners' times suffered a great deal. It was a combined meet so we had both junior high and high school kids participating. The junior high division was pretty competitive with lots of kids running, but the varsity division was low on kids and pretty soft. Our junior high girls ran great with Taylor Fisher running the race of the day in the 800 meter run. Taylor made as good of effort as I have seen in a long time, finishing very strong, but coming up just a little short of placing and finishing 9th. Taylor also ran a great 100 meter dash. Kiley Schuchard placed in three events: 4th in the 200 hurdles, 6th in the high jump and 7th in the 100 meter hurdles. Kiley had a great day. Our junior high boys had a good day as well. Jace Prelle finished 3rd in the long jump, 5th in the 100 meter dash and was part of our 4x400 relay team that finished 3rd. Shane Collins won the discus, was 2nd in the shot put, and ran a great 400 in high wind and finished 2nd in that event as well. Jim Brockel won the shot put and finished 2nd in the discus. Over all

Cardinal track team competes in Lemmon

our junior high kids ran well, but some of our light kids struggled a great deal in the high wind. In the varsity division we had a small group with a lot of kids leaving early because of prom. We had 4 varsity athletes that were there all day and one of them was injured in their first event. Ross Collins was jumping pretty good in the triple jump when he came up short of the pit and injured his heel. Ross still managed to finish 6th. Josh McKinstry won the triple jump, the 110 meter hurdles, and finished 2nd in the long jump. Drake Butsavage placed 8th in the 100 meter dash and 8th in the long jump. Daniel Burkhalter won the 1600 & 3200 meter runs, placed 2nd in the 400, and 3rd in the 100 meter dash. On the girls side we only had 3 athletes, but they looked pretty good. Kim Kvale placed 8th in the 100 before dashing off to a prom date. No pun intended. Ruth and Rebekah Burkhalter finished 1st and 2nd in the 3200 run, and 3rd and 4th in the 1600 meter run. To sum it all up, I think we had some bright moments in our race day in spite of some miserable conditions. We are now looking forward to a junior high meet in Mobridge on Friday and another varsity meet in Lemmon on Saturday. We hope the weather is a little nicer.

Burkhalter sisters (Ruth & Rebekah) finish one, two in the girls 3200 meter run.

Burkhalter siblings Daniel and Ruth both win the 3200 meter run.

University of Mary 54th commencement is May 3
On Saturday, May 3, the University of Mary will award degrees to 900 graduates at its 2014 commencement. The ceremony begins at 1:30 p.m. in the Bismarck Civic Center. Founded and sponsored by the Benedictine Sisters of Annunciation Monastery of Bismarck „to create leaders in the service of truth,‰ the University of Mary will award 411 bachelor‚s degrees, 457 master‚s degrees and 32 doctoral degrees. Seventy-seven students received the cum laude designation, 46 the magna cum laude designation, and 48 received the summa cum laude designation. Additionally, 68 students have earned the Certified Schafer Leader designation from the Harold Schafer Emerging Leaders Academy. Clay Jenkinson, noted national humanities scholar, author, historian and educator, will be the speaker at this year‚s commencement. Jenkinson, of Bismarck, is currently director of The Dakota Institute and co-hosts NPR‚s „The Jefferson Hour.‰ Jenkinson portrays historical figures such as Thomas Jefferson, Meriwether Lewis and Theodore Roosevelt at educational events and public pro-

Students compete at the NWAS Spelling Bee

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grams and leads humanities programs around the nation. A Baccalaureate Mass will begin at 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 2 in Our Lady of the Annunciation Chapel on campus. Edward Crary, Master of Business Administration, Bison, SD; K y l e Kopren, Summa Cum Laude, Bachelor of Science, Bison, SD

Mother’s Day is May 11 We have Hanging Baskets, Bedding Plants, 3 varieties of Onion Plants, Potted Plants, Gift Certificates • Opening in May 107 1st Ave W • Lemmon • 374-5250

Norma’s Garden Center

Outstanding Senior nominees The following students (including hometown and major) have been nominated for the Outstanding Senior Award: Ryan Capouch, Portland, N.D., biology; Caroline Crary, Fargo, marketing/business administration; Haley Fong, Dickinson, elementary education, special education; Ethan Hoepfner, Bismarck, social work; Elizabeth Isley, Edmonds, Wash., occupational therapy; Kyle Kopren, Prairie City, S.D., accounting/business administration; Melissa Kramer, Fargo, computer information systems; Anne Petersen, Lemmon, S.D., communication; Lindsey Sand, Steele, nursing; Kyla Shea, Fergus Falls, Minn., athletic training; Samantha Wager, Gettysburg, S.D., exercise science.

Congratulations to all of the students who participated in the Elementary Spelling Bee in Dupree. In the 5th grade Will Crabtree took 4th in the written; Roni Voller took 3rd in the written and 5th in the oral. Carter Johnson took 2nd in the written and Marleigh Hulm received 3rd in the oral spelling contest.

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Students celebrate Mardis Gras at prom
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Brianna Sexton and Christopher Morris. Marissa Lyon and Layton Hendrickson. Megan Adams Palmer. and Conner

Beth Seidel and Jon Sever.

Senior class: Tyler Plaggemeyer, Conner Palmer, Christopher Morris, Dodge Weishaar, Logan Hendrickson, Drake Butsavage, Joseph Kvale, Clayton Prelle and Michael Kopren. Charlotte Johnson, Beth Seidel, Sydney Arneson, Lenae McKinstry, Kayley Johnson, Stephanie Kolb and Brianna Sexton.

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Nina Crawford and Ty Collins.

Junior class: Dillon Collins, Kimberly Peck, Tyler Kari, Kiana Brockel, Joshua Beckman, Tessa Kopren, Layton Hendrickson, Madison Hulm, John Hatle, Maggie Archibald and Drew Reder.

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Sydney Arneson and Wil Kolb.

Lenae McKinstry and Carlos Andrade.

Madelyn Seidel and Ethan Dupper.

Jessica Nehl and Logan Hendrickson.

Maggie Archibald and Windon Hewson.

Tessa Kopren and Clayton Prelle.

Sophomore class: Reed Arneson, Tony Gerbracht, Tori Voller, Marranda Hulm, Reece Leonard, Paden Sexton.

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Freshman class: Kimberly Kvale, Jacob Kolb, Sydney Senn, Ross Collins, Madelyn Seidel, Josh McKinstry, Julianna Kari, Ty Collins, Nicole Hafner, Jacob Schalesky and Maudie Lee.

Between dresses, dates and—of course—drama, high school prom is one of the most anticipated events in a teen's life. While today's glamorous parties feature designer dresses, stretch limousines and insanely high expectations, prom was once a modest event to mark commencement. How did a meal with classmates turn into an iconic last hoorah?

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Sydney Senn and Jae Stenerson.

Kayley Johnson and Joseph Kvale.

North Dakota/South Dakota separated by unique, pink sentinels
Many of them still stand. Sentinels of pink granite along the 360 miles of the border between North and South Dakota. In the summer of 1891, surveyor Charles H. Bates and his crew battled bugs, bad weather, illness, and more, to complete the surveying and marking of this vast section of the Northern Great Plains. A US Government-funded project, placement of the granite markers, which were originally 7 ft. high and weighed 800 lbs each, took two years. In wind and rain, in heat and storm, Bates's surveying crew planted them every half mile along the new border. It was, and has remained, the only border of its kind in the United States. It's possible to yet see some of the famous monoliths along this border. One granite marker is also at the Dakota Buttes Museum in southeast Hettinger and may be viewed during the upcoming joint 125th birthday celebration of the two states (see photo) on June 16, 2014. Birthday festivities begin in Lemmon, SD, in the afternoon, and continue in Hettinger with a free meal and special program at

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Mirror Lake Park. Check the Lemmon and Hettinger Chamber web sites for updated information on this once-in-a-lifetime celebration, the only joint 125th birthday celebration between the two states. For further information on the vintage monoliths, their history and placement, contact the local library for Gordon Iseminger's book, The Quartzite Border: Surveying and Marking the North Dakota-South Dakota Boundary, 1891-92. As part of his research for the book, Iseminger, a native South Dakotan and professor of history at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, walked the 360 mile border, studying the land and interviewing pioneer descendants. The markers, writes Iseminger, "speak of a restless westering urge and the establishment of twin states where there was once a single territory." Alike, yet unique, the states of North Dakota and South Dakota, like the pink granite markers, continue to beckon people to the windswept, wide open spaces that give people a rich sense of place. BMS

Granite is the oldest igneous rock on earth.

HAPPY 125th BIRTHDAY, NORTH and SOUTH DAKOTA! Placed in 1891-1892, few of the pink granite monoliths marking the border between North and South Dakota remain in their original positions, having fallen prey to theft and vandalism. Those in place are half their original height, having sunk into prairie earth. The engraved lettering, ND and SD, can still be read. Photo by Bonnie Smith

Granite forms when bits of quartz and feldspar are pushed up out of the liquid rock beneath the earth's crust, so it's one kind of igneous rock. The word "granite" comes from the Latin word "granum", a grain, because granite is made of lots of smaller bits of quartz and feldspar stuck together (think of our word "granary", a place where you store grain). Granite comes in different colors, usually pink to gray or sometimes black.

Obituary

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Luther “Gay” Hatle
Visitation was from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 25, 2014 followed by a gathering of friends and family at 6:00 p.m. all at the Evanson Jensen Funeral Home in Lemmon, South Dakota. Luther Gay Hatle was the first child born to John Menford and Mariam Wilma (Crockett) Hatle in Lemmon, South Dakota, on June 1, 1936. The family welcomed a baby daughter, Ethel Mae on February 23, 1939 but 10 months later were grieving her death. On January 3, 1941, the family rejoiced on the birth of Ruth Marie but just a few days later, Menford died from pneumonia leaving Wilma with two young children to nurture and raise. Gay attended various country schools in the Meadow and surrounding area and graduated from Lemmon High School in 1954. Following his graduation, he attended 12 weeks of summer school in Spearfish, South Dakota where he earned his teaching certificate. He taught for one year south of Faith, South Dakota, before moving to Rapid City. On August 19, 1956, he married Della Mae Oliver. To this union four children were born, Cindy, Brad, Peggy and Arlen. Gay spent many years operating the Hatle ranch, which his grandfather homesteaded in 1907 and later on continued working alongside his son and grandsons. His interests varied from coin collecting to gun and wagon restoration. He was a great history buff and enjoyed his time doing various wagon train trips and visiting with anyone he could. Gay was a man of many talents. Whether it be farming, ranching, doing carpentry, masonry, or electrical he could do just about anything. Gay passed away on Friday, April 18, 2014 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota. He is survived by his four children, Cindy (Kyle) Butts, Gillette, Wyoming, Brad (Monna) Hatle, Piedmont, South Dakota, Peggy (Phil) Pagliaro, Steamboat Springs, Colorado and Arlen (Julie) Hatle, Meadow, South Dakota; nine grandchildren, Heidi Meadows, Heather Lockwood, Brandon and Tyler Hatle, Hanna Pagliaro and Anna, John, Sara and Will Hatle; great-granddaughter, Norah May Hatle; sister, Ruth Dygert, Santa Fe, New Mexico; half-brother, Dennis Gebhart, Spearfish, South Dakota; the mother of his children, Della Hatle, Bison, South Dakota; and special friend Freda Wilson. Gay was preceded in death by his father, Menford Hatle; his mother and step-father, Wilma and Joe Gebhart; his baby sister, Ethel Mae Hatle; and two grandsons, Levi Butts and Nicholas Pagliaro. A memorial has been established to the Coal Springs Antique Club.

Funeral services for Gay Hatle, age 77, of Meadow, South Dakota, were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the Indian Creek Lutheran Church south of Meadow, South Dakota. Pastor Harold Delbridge officiated and burial followed in the Chance Cemetery.

Wednesday, May 7

Tuesday, May 6 Chicken nuggetss flavored rice salad bar whole grain roll fruit & milk
Hamburgers tator tots salad bar fruit, milk

Monday, May 5 Lasagna pasta salad garlic bread fruit & milk

Pastor’s Perspective
Pastor Henry Mohagen Slim Buttes Free Lutheran Church
Reva, South Dakota
“Gone Fishing” Many people find relaxation, from the busyness of life, by going fishing. For others, fishing is far from relaxing and it becomes a compulsion. With this compulsion the relaxation is lost. After Jesus death and resurrection the disciples fought a boatload of emotions. We can only imagine their thoughts. A week earlier they had witnessed the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, wow they had their king. They had shared the Passover meal with Jesus but didn’t understand Jesus when He said “this is my body broken for you, this is my blood shed for you”. They saw Jesus arrested, crucified, and they saw him buried in the tomb. Yes they also had seen the resurrected Jesus but they were not real certain about that. Frustration, Confusion, Fear were just some of the disciples emotions. How about us when we are faced with uncertainties in our life. It might be sickness, an accident or the loss of a family member or a host of various things? We, like the disciples, are confused, frustrated and are filled with fear of what is ahead. In the Gospel of John chapter 21 we see the account of the Disciples after the death and resurrection of their Mentor-Savior Jesus. They went fishing. That is something they were comfortable with. Most of the Disciples were fisherman when they were called to follow Jesus. So now three years later when faced with a lot of uncertainties they went back to fishing. We too try get somewhere, doing something familiar when faced with frustration and fear. What the disciples didn’t realize was that Jesus was right there with them. Jesus was there watching them and was concerned about them and cared for them. If we know Jesus as our Lord and Savior He promises to be with us through the fearful and frustrating times in our life. When we do not know what way to turn or what to do, look to Jesus. He doesn’t necessarily take us out of our hard situation but gives comfort and guidance in our confusion and frustration. It is great to serve the risen Savior.

Church Services Directory
Sunday School 9:30 a.m. • Worship Service - 10:30a.m. Wednesday Prayer Mtg. - 7:30 p.m.

Ham & scalloped potatoes corn whole grain roll salad bar fruit & milk

Thursday, May 8

Grace Baptist Church • Pastor Phil Hahn Church of Christ

Sat. evening services •Indian Creek - 5:00 p.m. •Rosebud - 7:00 p.m. Sunday morning services American - 8:30 a.m. • G R Lutheran - 11:00 a.m.

Prairie Fellowship Parish ELCA • Pastor Dana Lockhart

18 mi. south of Prairie City - Worship Service - 10:00 a.m.

Christ Lutheran Church WELS
Pastor Gerhardt Juergens

Sunday Bible Class - 8:00 a.m., Worship Service - 8:30 a.m.

Seventh Day Adventist Church • Pastor David Moench
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. Sabbath School - 2:00 p.m., Worship Service - 3:00 p.m.

South Jct. of Highways 73 & 20 Sunday School - 10:00 a.m., Worship Service - 11:00 a.m.

Coal Springs Community Church

First Presbyterian Church • Pastor Florence Hoff, CRE
Worship Service - 10:30 a.m. Sunday School - 9:30 for all ages Reva • Sunday School 9:45 a.m. for all ages •Worship Service - 11:00 a.m., WMF 2nd Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. Sunday School - 10:00 a.m., Morning Worship - 11:00 a.m. Vesper Service - 6:00 p.m., Wed. Evenings - 7:30 p.m.

Holland Center Christian Reformed Church Pastor Brad Burkhalter • Lodgepole
Worship Service - 8:00 a.m.

Slim Buttes Lutheran • Pastor Henry Mohagen

Beckman Wesleyan Church • Pastor Brad Burkhalter

Obituary

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Leo Edward Pearman

Leo Edward Pearman, 79, Rapid City, was born Nov 4, 1934 to Caroline Werlinger and Lawrence Pearman at Ridgeview, SD. He passed from this life on April 26, 2014 at Golden Livingcenter Meadowbrook in Rapid City, SD. After the death of his mother in 1945, Leo lived with his aunt and uncle, Margaret and Adam Schlosser in rural Timber Lake. There he was raised with his cousins Tony, Wayne, Bernice, Larry, Jim, Willard ‘Bill’, Joe and Dorothy Schlosser and he attended Timber Lake Public School. On Dec 1, 1952, Leo was inducted into the United States Navy and stationed in San Diego CA. His naval career included serving on various Navy Ships and many tours of duty including

Japan and Italy. In August of 1987, under the command of Senior Commander, Lt. William Fitzgerald, Leo and two other advisors along with the South Vietnamese camp where they were stationed were overrun by a battalion of Viet Cong and Lt. Fitzgerald was mortally wounded. For his action during this incursion Leo received the Bronze Star with Valor and a Purple Heart. Leo’s other military honors include the Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Award and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. Years later, in October of 1994, Leo had the honor of taking part in the commissioning of the USS Fitzgerald in Newport, Rhode Island. The ship was named in honor of Lt Fitzgerald. On March 23, 1970 Leo married Tamae (Carol) Kojima at the American Embassy in Tokyo, Japan. She died of cancer on October 24, 1987. Leo retired as Sr Chief Boatswains Mate after serving 21 years in the US Navy. He and Tamae moved to Long Beach, CA where he was employed by Crawley Maritime Corp. In 1987 Leo was employed as a Ship’s (Harbor) Pilot for The Naval Waterfront Operations Department Port Services at Naval Station San Diego. He piloted carriers, submarines and other navel vessels in and out of San Diego Harbor.

Leo married Marge (Ostrom) Solberg in August of 1994. They lived in San Diego, CA for 5 years before Leo’s retirement in 1999. They moved back to South Dakota making their home between Rapid City and Mesa, AZ. Leo loved the ranch life, helping his cousin John, riding horses and spending time with the Kari family on their ranch near Bison, SD. Leo was introduced to his Pearman relatives later in life but enjoyed meeting and visiting with all his aunts and cousins. He attended many family gatherings, rodeos; round ups and had great times with everyone. Leo enjoyed his days spent in Timber Lake. He took pride in his garden and helping Kris and Roger with lawn care. He was an avid walleye fisherman spending

many days in his boat on Lake Oahe near Mobridge, SD. He could golf with the best of them and enjoyed many outings with his buddies in San Diego, Rapid City and Mesa. Leo’s humorous quips and sayings will long be remembered and often repeated by family and friends. As a member of the American Legion, VFW, Fraternal Order of the Moose and the Elks Lodge, Leo enjoyed his time spent with his friends. Leo is survived by his wife Marge; step children Wayne Solberg, Jr; Kristan (Roger) Lawien; granddaughters Rebecca (Matt) Wald, Melissa (Boyce) Reede; Ashley (Clint) Bohnet and great grandchildren Tyson, Ryder and Kanon Wald; Dillon, Kole and Molly Reede; Haylee, Macy and Madison Bohnet; a special cousin

Julianna Kari and a host of friends. He is preceded in death by his wife Tamae, his parents and his guardian aunt Martha Feltis. A memorial will be established. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, May 5, 2014 at BehrensWilson Funeral Home followed by a wake service at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at the St Martins Chapel, Sturgis, SD with Father Arnold Kari celebrating. Interment will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery with military honors. Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home is in care of the arrangements and condolences may be conveyed to the family at www.behrenswilson.com

Slaba speaks at Perkins County Republican Lincoln Reagan Dinner

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Rosebud News
Tiss Treib called on Shirley Johnson Wednesday afternoon. Monday, Bridget Keller and boys returned home from New Town and stopped in Dickinson on the way to visit with Dawn Harris. Tuesday Duane Harris was a dinner guest of Bridget Keller and boys. Thursday, Albert Keller returned home from work. Friday, Bridget Keller traveled to Bismarck for a baby appointment and guard drill. Albert Keller and boys traveled to Trail City Friday and spent the weekend with Pat Keller. Albert Keller and boys returned home Sunday evening. Bridget Keller returned from Bismarck Sunday evening. Susan Gunn traveled to Albuquerque, NM to visit with Matt and LeAnn Fechter and boys. Vince Gunn went to the cabin of Jack and Diane Jenson to play pinochle Saturday evening. Vince Gunn played pinochle at

by Tiss Johnson

Summerville Sunday afternoon. Tiss Johnson met Dawn Benson for coffee in Hettinger Monday afternoon. Tiss Johnson made a trip to Lemmon Thursday. Tiss Johnson picked up Ezra and Miles Weichmann and they helped her for the day and were supper guests before she returned them to their home. Wednesday, Jim and Patsy Miller traveled to Hettinger and visited with Violet Miller. Thursday, Chet, Ethan and Isaac Anderson called on Jim and Patsy Miller. Friday, Jim and Patsy Miller traveled to Scranton. Jim and Patsy Miller spent Sunday at Matt and Christi Millers in Hettinger. Tim and JoAnne Seim visited with Chet and Mandy Anderson and family Friday morning.

Lemmon, SD - Candidates for the District 28B House were asked to speak at the Perkins County Republican Lincoln Reagan Dinner on April 25th at the Beeler Community Center in Lemmon, SD. Governor Dennis Daugaard was the keynote speaker and candidates for the US Senate race also spoke. Slaba made use of the short time to speak by pointing out his service to the community, highlighted by his experience at the legislative level the last three years. Slaba stated "Through my extensive involvement with oil and gas legisla-

tion I have been fortunate to have the opportunity to network with individuals in the Governor's office, the SD Dept. of Agriculture, the SD School and Public Lands Office, as well as a very large number of legislators and their leadership. I am very excited to put all that experience to use for this district and hit the ground running if elected to the seat." He urged constituents to go to his facebook page (Ron Slaba) for his complete biography, accomplishments and contact information. Senator Ryan Maher, who was

honored for his years of service to District 28 praised Slaba, "I was able to work closely with Ron over the last 3 years. I was very impressed with Ron's passion and ability to get things done. His involvement and work was instrumental in passing 7 pieces of legislation. I know he will represent this district very well, especially with all the contacts and experience he gained by being in Pierre throughout the process." The three way race ends with the June 3rd primary election.

Gary Christman returned to his home in Houston, TX Sunday. Thursday evening, Mary Ellen Fried and Vera Wilson attended CFEL club at the Grand Electric hosted by Linda Howie. Saturday afternoon and evening, Mary Ellen Fried was among the guests at the home of Herb Fried. His family hosted an 85th birthday party for him. Nancy and Danny Stetler; Steve and Cora Fried and Stan and Cheryl Fried. Katie Schopp and Andrew Sackman were Wednesday supper guests of Fred and Bev Schopp.

Meadow News by Tiss Johnson

Thursday evening, Fred and Bev Schopp attended the Elementary Music Concert in Lemmon. Carolyn Petik was a Monday afternoon visitor of Ernestine Miller.  Carolyn Petik visited with Irene Young in Lemmon on Tuesday.  Jerry and Carolyn attended the Academic Olympics in Faith on Wednesday afternoon.  Leif and Mirandi Bakken were participants.  Jerry and Carolyn Petik attended the Elementary Music Contest in Lemmon on Thursday evening.

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TREE FACTS – Common Ash Borers
brownish black with orange or red bands around the abdomen. CABs develop beneath the tree bark, where they burrow and feed on the live tissues that conduct food, water and nutrients. Burrows may exceed 12 inches long by 1/3 inch wide by two inches deep. Larvae are about an inch long, creamy white with a brown head, have three pairs of legs and several pairs of fleshy pro-legs. Most CAB infestations occur in the lower portion of the tree trunk, from the ground up to 10 feet high. This insect is drawn to stressed or aging trees and can kill such trees. However, in most cases it will feed on the trees for years without killing them. Young ash trees can be killed by this insect because it weakens the trees and then they break during storms. CAB moths emerge in the spring usually during early May and live for about a week. They do not damage trees but feed on flower nectar. Females attract males for mating and lay about 400 eggs on rough bark or near trunk wounds. Two weeks later the eggs hatch and the larvae tunnel into the host and feed on the tree beneath the bark. In the late summer or fall they burrow deeper into the sapwood and go dormant for the winter. The larva undergoes a metamorphosis before pupation in late winter. The larval gallery is extended just under the bark surface, leaving a cellophane-thin

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The Dewey, Meade, Perkins & Ziebach County FSA offices would like to keep you informed of the following items important to USDA programs. If you have any questions please contact the Dewey County office at 865-3522 ext 2, Meade County at 347-4952 ext 2, Perkins at 244-5222 ext 2 or Ziebach County at 365-5179 ext 2. DATES TO REMEMBER: APRIL 15, 2014 – SIGNUP BEGINS FOR LIP LFP ELAP AND TAP PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE FOR AN APPOINTMENT JUNE 4, 2014 – AGRICULTURAL WOMENS DAY FAULKTON SD JULY 15, 2014 – LAST DAY TO REPORT 2014 ACRE PRODUCTION AND NAP PRODUCTION FOR 2013 JULY 15, 2014 – LAST DAY TO REPORT 2014 PLANTED ACREAGE AGRICULTURAL WOMENS DAY The Agricultural Women’s Days is being held in Faulkton, SD on June 4th, 2014. Registration fee is $10.00 and must be received by May 23, 2014. Key note

USDA/Farm Service Agency NEWS
speaker is Amy Kirk, Author & Ranch Wife; luncheon is included in registration fee. Vendors will be available also along with other speakers throughout the day and activities to take part in. If interested contact your FSA office for more information. USDA Seeks Comments to Amend Soybean Request for Referendum Procedures and Announces Dates of the Soybean Request for Referendum The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking comments on proposed amendments to procedures for soybean producers to request a referendum on the Soybean Promotion and Research Order as authorized under the Soybean Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information Act. USDA also announces the Request for Referendum will be held May 5, 2014, through May 30, 2014, in county USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices. The Act requires that a request for referendum be held every five years following the initial referendum. The previous request for referendum was held in 2009. Only eligible soybean producers wishing to request a referendum on the Order participate. Those producers who do not want a referendum on the Order would not participate. Participating in the request of referendum is voluntary. Eligible producers participating in the request for referendum must certify that they or the entity they are authorized to represent paid an assessment at some time during January 1, 2012, through December 31, 2013. USDA would conduct a referendum only if at least 10 percent of all eligible soybean producers, no more than one-fifth of which may be soybean producers in any one state, requested a referendum. This action would amend the procedures to request a referendum by removing the specific number of producers eligible to request a referendum. The number of producers eligible to request a referendum would be replaced with language that allows the Secretary of Agriculture to update this number based on information provided by FSA. For the purposes of the 2014 Soybean Request for Referendum, the number of eligible soybean producers identified through FSA soybean acreage reports for crop years 2011 and 2012 is 569,998. Additionally, this rule would replace specific USDA and FSA Web site and office addresses with more flexible language. The 70-member United Soybean Board, authorized by the Act, administers a coordinated soybean promotion and research program designed to expand uses of soybeans and soybean products in domestic and foreign markets. The proposed amendments to

By Robert W. Drown, Natural Resource Specialist Green Ash trees make up a majority of the woody vegetation in many of the tributaries of creeks throughout the western Dakotas. It has been planted along roadsides, in parks, on campuses, home sites and farmsteads because it can adapt to difficult growing sites, and provide showy yellow, purplish or burgundy foliage in the fall. Generally, ash trees are tolerant and/or resistant to insects and diseases. The most common pest of ash trees is the Common Ash Borer (CAB). The insect is native to America, has been around for thousands of years and is found throughout the Dakotas. It also infests lilacs and privet. The adult stage of this insect looks like a wasp with smoky brown forewings, clear hind wings and a wingspan of 1 to 1½ inches. It has a slender body that varies in color from reddish to yellowish to

window of plant tissue. This allows the new moth to pop through the window and emerge. The brown, brittle, empty pupal cases are sometimes noticeable on branches or trunks. The exit holes are round or oval and ¼inch diameter. Only one generation occurs each year. There are several ways to control CAB. Taking action to minimize tree stress and injury in young trees is the best prevention. This is best done by keeping lawn equipment away from trunks, mulching the root zone and watering during dry periods. Insecticide sprays can prevent CAB attack, but sprays do not control borers already inside the plants. Spray in early May when bridal wreath is in full bloom or when lilacs are just finishing bloom and again three weeks later. The most effective preventive products have permethrin as the active ingredient. Products containing permethrin include Bonide Borer-Miner Killer, Gordon’s Bug-No-More, Hi Yield Garden, Pet and Livestock Insect Control. My sources for this news release were the South Dakota and Iowa Cooperative Extension Services. If you would like more information about “Common Ash Borers,” contact Bob Drown @605-244-5222 Extension 109 or by e-mail at robert.drown@sd.nacdnet.net.

Base of tree trunk of green ash tree located in Dewey County, SD showing evidence of common ash borer infestation.

tact James Brow, Agricultural Marketing Specialist, Research and Promotion Division, Livestock, Poultry and Seed Program, AMS, USDA, STOP 0251, Room 2610-S, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-0251; tel. (202) 720-0633, e-mail James.Brow@ams.usda.gov; or fax (202) 720-1125.

procedures will be published in the March 4, 2014, Federal Register. Persons wishing to comment on the proposed rule should go to www.regulations.gov. Comments must be received by April 3, 2014. For more information, con-

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Monday, April 14, 2014 7:00 p.m. City Hall

Bison Town Board

CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL: Chairman Juell Chapman called the regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of Bison to order at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 14, 2014. Trustees David Kopren, Luke Clements and Matt Butsavage were present. Mike Lockert was absent. Others present: Bonnie Crow, Jeffrey Johnson, James Sandgren, Phil Hahn, Shiloh and Brandi Baysinger, Branden Landphere, Lonnie Krause; employees Heath McKinstry and Beth Hulm; and Arlis Seim, press. THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE WAS RECITED BY ALL.

APPROVE MINUTES - 029-2014 Kopren moved, seconded by Butsavage to approve the Mar. 10, 2014 minutes as presented. Carried. 030-2014 – Clements moved, seconded by Kopren to approve the minutes of the March 19 Equalization meeting, as presented. Carried. 031-2014 – Butsavage moved, seconded by Chapman to approve the special meeting minutes from March 19, as corrected. Carried. 032-2014 – Clements moved, seconded by Kopren to approve the public hearing minutes from March 24, 2014, as presented. Carried.

ALL ACTION IN THE FOLLOWING MINUTES CARRIED BY UNANIMOUS VOTE UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED.

COLEMAN AVENUE PROJECT: 036-2014 – Butsavage moved, seconded by Chapman to accept a $193,500 grant from South Dakota DOT for the construction/reconstruction of Coleman Avenue and to authorize Chairman Chapman to sign the grant. Carried. 037-2014 - Clements moved, seconded by Kopren to approve a contract between the Town of Bison and Perkins County to jointly share the costs for construction/reconstruction of Coleman Avenue not covered by State of SD DOT grant money and, upon completion of the project, Perkins County will transfer complete possession and ownership of Coleman Avenue to the Town of Bison; and, furthermore, to authorize Chairman Chapman to sign the “Common Maintenance and Transfer Agreement”. Carried. 038-2014 – Motion by Kopren, seconded by Butsavage to authorize Chairman Chapman to sign an engineering contract with Jason Hanson of Brosz Engineering for the Coleman Avenue project for normal hourly rates up to a maximum of $21,400. Carried. UNFINISHED BUSINESS Sandgren bridge: Trustees reviewed a revised draft of an agreement regarding the Sandgren bridge in the city’s right-of-way on West Main Street, whereby the Sandgrens will continue to maintain the bridge, purchase liability insurance and be responsible for any and all liabilities. Sandgren was present to discuss the agreement and city attorney Eric Bogue was on speakerphone. Bentley Building lease: 039-2014 Kopren moved, seconded by Clements to authorize Chairman Chapman to sign a lease agreement with Perkins County regarding the renting of office space at the Bentley Building, contingent that an agreement is reached regarding snow removal and use of the adjoining larger building. Carried.

policy will be necessary. Lagoon/Sanitary Sewer application update: Bill Lass, Black Hills Council of Local Governments, sent notice that the Board of Water and Natural Resources will hold their meeting to consider Bison’s loan application for Lagoon and Sanitary System repairs on June 26. Clements volunteered to represent Bison at that meeting, which engineer Nick Hoffman and Lass will also attend.

regarding the free removal of abandoned underground fuel tanks. Chapman suggested that the information be shared in a press release in The Bison Courier. The annual report from Bison Public Library was reviewed and will be kept on file at City Hall. CLAIMS: The following claims were presented and approved for payment: March payroll by department: Board of Trustees - $1,250; Fin. Admin $1,014.41; Streets - $2,709.45; Airport, $99; Parks, $101.68; Library, $833.96, Bar - $5,804.17; Water - $683.56; Sewer – $219.90; Solid Waste $1,458.22. Total FICA, $3,070.33; Health Ins, $1,256.08; SDRS, $986.20; Supp. Retirement, $85; Aaker, Helen, election worker, $108; Bernice Kari, election worker, $108; Bison Courier, publ, $494.39; Bison Grain Co., supp., $482.96; Bison Imp., supp/repairs/ maint, $267.50; Brosz Eng, prof fees, $2,075; Coca Cola, supp., $93.40; Dacotah Ins., policies, $12,912.90; Dakota Feed, supp., $426.27; DPFCU, util./supp/postage /equip; $261.58; Dept. of Rev., sales tax, $1,224.17; Frito, supp, $156; Grand Elec., repairs/maint./util, $4,407.62; Hettinger Candy, supp., $572.95; Jerome Bev., beer, $1,096.40; Johnson Bros., on/off sale/beer, supp, $799.11; McLeods, election supp, $37.07; Newman Traffic signs, repairs/maint, $123.04; NW Bev., beer, $1,030.20; NWSDRLA, prof. fees, $2,294.37; Pepsi, supp., $280.60; PCRWS, util, $2,948.40; Perkins Co. Reg. of Deeds, fees, $30; Republic, on/off sale, $2,394.67; S&S, supp, $2,106.15; Servall, prof. fees, $197.93; WRCTC, util., $285.18. SUMMER JOB APPLICATIONS: Trustees reviewed one summer job application. OPEN FORUM: None.

STATUS REPORT: Trustees reviewed McKinstry’s written status report (which is on file at City Hall) with him. 035-2014 – Butsavage moved, seconded by Kopren to host citywide curbside pick-up of trees and branches on Thursday, May 15 and citywide curbside pick-up of white goods on Friday, May 16 and to advertise the same for two weeks preceding pick-up dates. Carried.

DELEGATIONS Golf Course – B. Crow and J. Johnson, representing the Bison Country Club, asked the board’s plans about providing a tractor to pull the golf course mower and also about mowing of hay at the golf course. Trustees explained that a tractor has been ordered from Lindskov’s in Isabel for use during the upcoming summer at the golf course and in town, as needed. Twenty acres, give or take, of hay for mowing was to be discussed later in the meeting. Sidewalks, curb and gutter: L. Krause, Bison Implement, re-visited the issue concerning payment for curb and gutter. Earlier action (motion 1032013) made the Implement and PCRW responsible for those costs. Official action (104-2013) was taken with other north side Main Street businesses to pay for curb and gutter when the businesses put in new sidewalks. 034-2014 – Kopren moved, seconded by Clements to pay for all new curb and gutter on the north side of Main Street, including Bison Implement and PCRWS, which is approximately 275 ft. from Bison Implement to the awning over the west side of the Chapman buildings, with the stipulation that all businesses pay for their own new sidewalk. Carried.

FINANCIAL REPORT –033-2014Chapman moved, seconded by Butsavage to approve the fund balance report as of March 31, 2014, as presented. Carried.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS, CONT. Employee health insurance: 0422014 - Clements moved, seconded by Chapman to purchase a group health care plan from Virginia Green, agent, and to pay 100% of premium costs with the policy premium not to exceed $1,500 per month while keeping deductibles as low as possible. Carried. A change to the current health insurance

NEW BUSINESS White Street approach: 040-2014 – Clements moved, seconded by Kopren to allow Branden Landphere to build an approach from White Street to his shop building and also to install a culvert, all at Landphere’s expense, and that the culvert meet all DOT specifications. Carried. Storm Sewer change orders: 0412014 – Chapman moved, seconded by Clements, to approve six change orders to the storm sewer project, as presented by contractor Branden Landphere of BL Contracting, as follows: 1.) remove asphalt on West Main Street; 2.) locate and abandon excess water main on West Main Street; 3.) excavate and remove contaminated soil; 4.) scarifying and compacting on West Main Street due to soft road base; 5.) realignment of pipe near Penny Nelson’s to avoid taking out trees; and, 6.) 36 nitrite gaskets, per DENR recommendation, due to soil contamination issues. Carried. A previous change order for regrading ditches and setting culverts on West Main Street was approved previously. The change orders increase the total cost of the project by $49,000, from $543,000 to $592,000. Landphere said that the project would resume by May 1, weather permitting, and should be completed sometime in June.

NEW BUSINESS, CONT. Liquor license request: Kaye Senn, owner of The Feedlot, a Main Street café, requested a liquor license. 043-2014 – Clements moved, seconded by Kopren to approve a liquor license for The Feedlot. Carried. Hulm will investigate the proper procedure for issuing a new liquor license. Engagement letter: 044-2014 – Butsavage moved, seconded by Clements to authorize Chairman Chapman to sign an engagement letter with Eide Bailly, Inc. for the audit of Bison’s financial statements for the years ending Dec. 31, 2012 and Dec. 31, 2013, not to exceed $12,750. Carried. Advertise Hay Bids: 042-2014Chapman moved, seconded by Butsavage to advertise hay bids, as follows: 1.) mowing of 60 acres, more or less, surrounding the runway at Bison Municipal Airport; 2.) two tracts of land in Lot 1 of Kolb’s sixth addition, consisting of 15 acres and 13.56, respectively; and, 3.) 20 acres, more or less, on the north and west sides of the club house at Bison Country Club and, furthermore, that all hay be mowed, baled and moved or lined up along the fence within 10 days of mowing and all bales be removed by October 1, 2014; and that bids be opened on Monday, May 5, during the Town of Bison’s regular meeting. Carried. Alcohol consumption for summer softball: 043-2014 – Chapman moved, seconded by Kopren to allow alcohol consumption at Lions Club Park during adult summer softball games, every Wednesday beginning May 7 through August 27, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. – midnight. Carried. T-ball supplies: 044-2014 – Chapman moved, seconded by Kopren to spend up to $200 from the park budget for tball supplies for a parent-sponsored summer league. Carried. PDM representative: At Perkins County Sheriff Kelly Serr’s request, David Kopren was appointed to represent the Town Board on the county’s Pre Disaster Mitigation board to assist in identifying hazardous or potential hazardous situations. Nepotism Policy: Trustees reviewed their policy on nepotism, which deals specifically with full-time employees under the direct supervision of other family members. Safety Benefits Loss Control Survey: Trustees instructed Hulm to give the recommendations received from Safety Benefits, following their October 23, 2013 review, to appropriate employee department heads to determine and respond to the action needed in each instance. Employees will report back to Trustees at the May 5 meeting. CANVASS ELECTION RESULTS: Results of the April 8, 2014 Municipal Election were canvassed by Kopren, Clements and Butsavage with the following results: James Sandgren, 116; Phil Hahn, 108; Juell Chapman, 45. There were a total of 143 voters. Having been duly elected, Sandgren and Hahn will take their oaths of office on May 5 and will each begin a three-year term as Town Board Trustees. CORRESPONDENCE: The SD Department of Environmental and Natural Resources sent information

[Published April 17, April 24, May 1, 2014 at a total approximate cost of $41.31.]

DACOTAH BANK Trust Department PO Box 1210 Aberdeen, SD 57402-1210 Tel. 605-225-5611

SHANE C. PENFIELD, ATTORNEY at LAW, PROF. LLC P.O. Box 178 Lemmon, South Dakota 57638-0178 Tel. 605-374-7785

Kolb Family Trust Dacotah Bank Trust /s/Cassie K. Backman By: Cassie K. Backman Its: Trustee

Dated this 7th day of April, 2014.

Notice is given that on May 29, 2013, Dacotah Bank of Aberdeen, South Dakota was appointed as trustee of the Kolb Family Trust, created on November 18, 1996. On March 29, 2013 Jessie Kolb and on October 24, 2013 Herb Kolb, settlors of the Kolb Family Trust became deceased. Creditors of decedent must file their claims within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this notice or their claims may be barred. Claims may be filed with the office of Shane C. Penfield or may be filed with Dacotah Bank, Trust Department, Aberdeen, South Dakota.

Notice to Creditors of Informal Probate and Appointment of Trustee

EXECUTIVE SESSION: 045-2014 Clements moved to go into executive session at 10:30 p.m. to discuss personnel matters, pursuant to SDCL 1-252(1). Carried. Chapman declared the board back in open session at 11:00 p.m. ADJOURNMENT: Chapman adjourned the meeting at 11:02 p.m.

[Published April 24, 2014 at a approximate cost of $118.92.]

Elizabeth Hulm, Finance Officer Juell Chapman, Chairman

ATTEST: APPROVED:

NEXT MEETING: Monday, May 5, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall.

Registration may be completed during regular business hours at the county finance office, secretary of state’s office and those locations which provide driver’s licenses, food stamps, TANF, WIC, military recruitment, and assistance to the disabled as provided by the Department of Human Services. You may contact the county finance officer to request a mail-in registration form or access a mail-in form at www.sdsos.gov . Voters with disabilities may contact the county finance office for information and special assistance in voter registration, absentee voting, or polling place accessibility. Sylvia Chapman, Finance Officer Perkins County

Voter registration for the Primary Election to be held on June 3, 2014, will close on May 19, 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, call the Perkins County Finance Office at 605-244-5624.

NOTICE OF DEADLINE FOR VOTER REGISTRATION

[Published May 1 and May 8, 2014 at a total approximate cost of $24.05.]

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Sweet & sour pork rice Oriental vegetables grape juice apricots

Wednesday, May 7
Cream of potato soup meat salad sandwich sliced tomatoes lemon jello w/topping peaches

18 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, May 1, 2014
Speculation that summer had arrived this week as the temperature rose into the eighties was proven wrong when winter returned Sunday night. Last Tuesday afternoon on my way to an Executive Board meeting in Pierre, my car thermometer registered 82 degrees just after I crossed the Cheyenne River south of Bridger. This Sunday it drizzled all day and late that night it snowed again. Monday morning we awoke to four inches of heavy wet snow and .65 hundredths of rain in the gauge. Ryan Maher told me when he closed Sparky’s in Isabel about 3:00 Sunday morning he got caught in a hailstorm while walking home that lasted long enough to turn the ground white! Oh well, we needed the moisture and thankfully it stayed warm enough so there shouldn’t be much death loss with the lambing and calving. At the Wednesday meeting of the Executive Board, we selected two legislative interim study topics Highway Needs and Financing, and Alcoholic Beverage Shipping and Distribution. The Executive Board will select the interim committee membership at our May 8th meeting after we receive the surveys from each legislator designating which summer study they want to be involved in, if any. We changed the date of our June meeting to the June 2nd and 3rd to interview candidates for the LRC Executive Director position. We heard at this E Board meeting that South Dakota

Grand River Roundup........................................................................................... by Betty Olson
State Tribal Relations Secretary J.R. LaPlante had resigned and has taken a job as an assistant U.S. attorney in Sioux Falls after three years as head of the Department of Tribal Relations. J.R. was doing a very good job and he will be hard to replace! With the gorgeous weather at the beginning of the week, Reub was able to get some farming done. He ran out of fertilizer after the elevator closed Wednesday evening. I got sent to Reeder early Thursday morning for more fertilizer so Reub could finish the field and take the spreader up for Steve Verhulst to use. Friday was a busy day around here. The guys had the West River Vet clinic come down and test the bulls that morning and I drove to Belle Fourche for the funeral of my old friend and neighbor Josephine Sander. Right after I finished first grade at the North Strool School 3 miles east of Prairie City, our family moved from Prairie City to Bison and my parents, Bryce and Lila (Wilkinson) White, went to work for the Sorum Telephone Company. The old telephone office I grew up in was right across the street from Joe and Josephine (Deibert) Sander and family. Josephine’s daughter Rose is my age and we attended school together in Bison until we graduated from high school eleven years later. Josephine was a dear friend and she will be missed. Reub’s cousin Jean (Olson) Matson called to tell us that another cousin, Shirley (Wheeler) Stolt, passed away Friday in Nebraska. Shirley was the daughter of Buck Olson’s sister Harriet, or “Happy” as she was known to everyone. Shirley married Duane Stolt and while their kids were little, they ranched west of Prairie City. Shirley was raised here on the ranch and she wants her ashes scattered in the rocks above the old house where she spent so many happy hours as a child. After Josephine’s funeral in Belle Fourche on Friday I drove to Lemmon for the Perkins County Republican Lincoln Day Dinner at the Beeler Center. Governor Daugaard was the dinner speaker and we heard from four of the Republican candidates running for US Senate, the other Republican candidate running for governor, two candidates running for Secretary of State, three candidates running to fill my vacated House seat, and all the candidates running for local and county offices. You have a lot of choices on the ballot this year, so be sure to vote! The AFLC WMF Spring Rally was held at the Lutheran church in Eagle Butte on Saturday. Enough people from Slim Buttes went that we had to take two cars and I rode down with Pastor Henry and Linda Mohagen. The newly formed singing group “United Praise” entertained us with some wonderful songs, Linda Mohagen led the Bible study, and the Eagle Buttes ladies fed us a delicious meal. Saturday evening the Coffeehouse hosted United Praise at the Reva Hall. This was the same group of five women - four teachers and a rancher - that entertained us at the WMF Rally in Eagle Butte on Friday. They are a talented bunch and, if you get a chance to hear them, I recommend you take advantage of the opportunity. You won’t be disappointed. I don’t know about you, but after this winter I’m a global warming skeptic. Remember back in the 70s when “scientists” were warning that a new ice age was going to end life on the planet? Now it’s global warming that’s going to kill us! Here’s what comedians have to say about it: "According to a new U.N. report, the global warming outlook is much worse than originally predicted. Which is pretty bad when they originally predicted it would destroy the

planet." - Jay Leno "Al Gore announced he finished a new book about global warming and the environment. Yeah, the first chapter talks about how you shouldn't chop down trees to make a book that no one will read." - Conan O'Brien "Al Gore said over the weekend that global warming is more serious than terrorism. Unless the terrorist is on your plane, then that extra half a degree doesn't bother you so much." - Jay Leno "A lot of people think global warming is causing this terrible weather. See I think to stop global warming we should move in the other direction. We should move towards a second ice age. Follow me, if the glaciers are coming towards us at like an inch a year, then the government would have time to respond." - Jay Leno

For Sale For Sale by sealed bids: 1- 8ft x 9.5 ft steel flat bed with receiver hitch & bumper. 1- 1000 gal steel tank, Wisconsin engine and pump and hose reel. 1- 45 ft REA pole and 70 ft antenna mast. Bids will be accepted until Friday, May 16th, 2014. Bids will be opened at Firemen’s meeting on May 19th at 7:00 p.m. bidders have option to raise bids at meeting. Mail bids to Bison Fire Department, PO Box 103, Bison, SD 57620. Any questions call Allen at 605-244-5550 B46-2tc Wanted We are willing to help your branding crew. 2 - 4 people available please call Brianna or Paden Sexton at 605-244-7181. B46-1tc

DISPLAY ADS: $4.90 per column inch. CLASSIFIED ADS: $5.90 for 30 words; 10¢ for each word thereafter. $2.00 billing charge applies. THANK YOU'S: $5.90 for 30 words; 10¢ for each word thereafter. $2.00 billing charge applies. HIGHLIGHTS & HAPPENINGS: $5.90 minimum or $3.10 per column inch. $2.00 billing charge applies. HAPPY ADS: With or Without Picture: $18.00 minimum or $4.90 per column inch. BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT: $41.00 for a ad. Legal Deadline is Friday at NOON! Ad Deadline is Monday at NOON! 244-7199 or courier@sdplains.com

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C E N T E R - B A S E D TEACHER/HOME VISITOR: TREC - Badlands Head Start: Prenatal to Five is seeking a high energy, self-motivated and professional individual to work as a Teacher/Home Visitor in Bison, South Dakota. This individual will be working with young children (ages 3-5) and their families in a combo-option model. Strong communication skills, experience working with families, and valid driver’s license and some travel are required. A passion for early childhood education/development, experience working successfully with a multi-disciplinary team and multicultural awareness are necessary. Head Start experience is preferred. Due to Head Start mandates, a minimum of an AA

TREC-Badlands Head Start: Prenatal to Five is seeking a high energy, self-motivated and professional individual to work as an Early Head Start Home Visitor in rural Perkins County including Bison and Lemmon. A passion for early childhood education/development, experience working successfully with a multi-disciplinary team and multicultural awareness are necessary. Strong communication skills, experience working with families of diverse cultures, and a valid driver’s license are required. This individual will be working with ten to twelve families (pregnant women, infants and/or toddlers) in a home-based model. This is a 40 hours per week 12 month position. A BS/BA in Early Childhood or related field is preferred. An AA degree in Early Childhood, an Infant/Toddler CDA, or equivalent experience will be considCortney at 605-662-7254 or email dave.cortney@k12.sd.us.

in Early Childhood or an Associate Degree in a related field and coursework equivalent to a major relating to early childhood education, with experience teaching preschool-age children, is required. This is a 40 hour per week, 38 weeks per year position from approximately August 18 to May 16. We provide a competitive salary and benefit package. Salary is dependent upon education and experience. Pre-employment drug screening and background checks are required. For more information and an application, please call 605-7238837. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Position open until 5/16/14 or until filled. B44-3tc

TREC-Badlands Head Start: Prenatal to Five is seeking a high enself-motivated and ergy, professional individual to work as a Head Start Home Visitor in rural Harding County including Buffalo. A passion for early childhood education/development, experience working successfully with a multi-disciplinary team and multicultural awareness are necessary. Strong communication skills, experience working with families of diverse cultures, and a valid driver’s license are required. This individual will be working with twelve children (ages 3-5) and families in a homebased model. This is a 40 hour per week, 38 weeks per year position from approximately August 18-May 16. A BS/BA in Early Childhood or related field is preferred. An AA degree in Early Childhood, an Infant/Toddler CDA (or be able to obtain CDA within first year of hire), or equivalent experience will be considered. Applicant should be willing to further educational experiences. Preference is given to individuals with Head Start, home visitation, or relevant experience. Computer experience is required. Applicants are subject to background checks and drug screening. We provide a competitive salary and benefit package. Salary is dependent upon education and experience. For more information and an application, please call 605-723-8837. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Position open until 5/16/14 or until filled. B44-3tc

ered. Applicant should be willing to further educational experiences. Preference is given to individuals with Head Start, home visitation, or relevant experience. Computer experience is required. Applicants are subject to background checks and drug screening. We provide a competitive salary and benefit package. Salary is dependent upon education and experience. For more information and an application, please call 605-723-8837. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Position open until 5/9/14 or until filled. B44-3tc

The Alice Wishard Family wish to acknowledge the many expressions of love, concern, compassion and prayers. We appreciate the

Our heartfelt thank you to all who expressed acts of kindness to us when mother left us for a better place. The many phone calls, cards, food, stamps and memorial funds which will be given to the American Lutheran Church. We Thank you Linda & Allen Howey

The family of Clarke Starr would like to show their appreciation and gratitude to all the family and friends for the kind thoughts, prayers, phone calls, flowers, memorials, food, visits of friends and neighbors and travelers. We appreciate the kindness and sympathy shown to us by Pastor Bill Nelson of the Methodist Church of Welda, the musicians, Rosalyn Kellstadt and Chaplain Lloyd Hauk and the casket bearers for carrying Clarke to his final resting place at Welda, Kansas. Also, the Welda community ladies for the delicious meal and the use of the Welda community building. A special thank you is sent to the hospital staff, the doctors and nurses at the Community Care Clinic, the Home Health Care Group, the Community Care Connections and the very very special hospice nurses, also the Feuerborn Family Funeral Home for their guidance and support during this difficult time. With gratitude The Starr Family

Thank You The Bison High School Rodeo Club would like to thank the Pasque Lodge for the Rodeo team shirts. Thank You

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Sending out a huge THANK YOU to everyone for all the prayers, thoughts, cards, flowers, gifts, calls, and visits. Thanks to all my family for all the support and caretaking. I couldn’t have done it without you:) Thanks to Sanford and the awesome Doctors and staff that took care of me. I had four bypasses with blockages of 99%, 70%, 70% and 80%. I am truely blessed to be here and so do appreciate all that everyone has done. I am feeling great and improving by leaps and bounds every day. Thank you all again! Linda Hanson

The family of William Marty, Jr, (Bill) would like to give their sincere thanks to Senior Country Living Employees, Northern Hills Hospice and everyone who expressed acts of kindness, prayers, visits, food, stamps, phone calls, cards, flowers and special care for our husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather during his illness and the sorrow for our loss. We wish a special thank you to Kinkade Funeral Chapel, Randy Brennick, Pastor Andy Anderson, Pastor Harold Delbridge, Doug Jerde for the special music and the Sturgis Lutheran Church Ladies who served lunch. He is greatly missed by all. The Bill Marty family

gifts of memorials, flowers, masses, food and prayers from friends and loved ones during this time. Words can not express the strength you have given us. A special thanks to Father Tony Grossenburg and Ray Huber for their kindness. May Alice's bright Spirit live on in all of us. God Bless Wishard - Kari Families

dave.cortney@k12.sd.us.

EMPLOYMENT HELP WANTED: Full time 8-12 English teacher with or without coaching (4 day school week) at the Edgemont School District for the 2014-2015 school year. Position open until filled. For more information contact Dave

HELP WANTED: Full Time Special Education Teacher at the Edgemont School District to start immediately. 4 day school week. For more information, contact Dave Cortney at (605) 662-7254 or email Dave.Cortney@k12.sd.us.

HELP WANTED: Mechanics wanted, will train the right individual, fulltime position with nice benefits, please contact Bill at 605-582-2402 for complete details.

HELP WANTED: Elementary Teacher- w/wo coaching (4 day school week) at the Edgemont School District starting the 2014-2015 school year. Position open until filled. For more information contact Dave Cortney at 605-662-7254 or email

IMMEDIATE OPENINGS: LPNs & CNAs, top weekly pay, direct deposit, & flexible schedules. Take control of your schedule with Tri-State Nursing. Apply online today. www.tristatenursing.com 800-727-1912. LOG HOMES DAKOTA LOG HOME Builders representing Golden Eagle Log Homes,

ADVERTISE IN NEWSPAPERS statewide for only $150.00. Put the South Dakota Statewide Classifieds Network to work for you today! (25

NOTICES SEARCH STATE-WIDE APARTMENT listings, sorted by rent, location and other options. www.sdhousingsearch.com. South Dakota Housing Development Authority – An Equal Housing Opportunity.

building in eastern, central, northwestern South & North Dakota. Scott Connell, 605-530-2672, Craig Connell, 605-264-5650, www.goldeneagleloghomes.com.

words for $150. Each additional word $5.) Call this newspaper or 800-658-3697 for details.

VENDERS WANTED PARTS AND FLEA MARKET VENDORS wanted for the National Red Power Round Up, June 26-28 in Huron, SD. For information, call Joni Kiple at (605) 353-7353.

OTR DRIVERS DRIVERS WANTED: CDL, 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, May 1, 2014
701-567-2568 1/2 mile east of Hettinger PAYING TOP DOLLAR for all types of metal including •cars •appliances •auto batteries •tin •wire •cable

R & N Hide & Fur
Closed Saturdays!

Dr. Jason M. Hafner Dr. David J. Prosser
1st & 3rd Wed. of the month 2nd & 4th Wed. of the month

OPTOMETRIST 1-800-648-0760
Buffalo Clinic Faith Clinic

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Larry Veal 605-244-7773 Shannon Veal 605-788-2270

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