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The Bison Town Board held a

Special Meeting on June 26th.
Matt Butsavage had visited with
a representative of Sacrison
Paving of Spearfish and they
would put a two inch overlay on
Main Street from Coleman Av-
enue to 1st Avenue West, while
they are here for $40,000. There
was a lot of discussion, board
members feel that doing this
would not be helping because
Main Street needs to be cut down
and done right. By raising the
middle two inches some of the old
pavement would not be covered
at all because it has to be evened
out to meet the gutter. Board
members chose to leave Main
Street as it is and in three to five
years redo it by digging every-
thing out and putting in a proper
base so that it will last. Board
members would like to eventually
replace a street or two a year till
all streets are complete.
Kerry and Laura Holmes were
present to bid on Carrs First Ad-
dition, Blk 19, S1/2 of Lot 12. Ko-
pren opened the bidding at $750,
the Holmes bid $751, there was
no one else there for the land auc-
tion and the Holmes now own the
lot and hope to build a new home.
Clements had attended a DDN
conference with the State Board
of Water and Natural Resources
concerning the Lagoon/Sanitary
system update. Bison received a
$419,000 loan from the Clean
Water State Revolving Fund Pro-
gram the program provides low
interest loans for waste water
and storm water projects.
The operating agreement with
The Feed-lot was looked over and
a few changes made. The agree-
ment will be signed at the July
7th meeting. The Feed-lot cannot
serve liquor until they receive
their license. The Feed-lot will
pay ten percent over invoice cost
for alcohol and will pay in full at
time of purchase. The Feed-lot’s
minimum drink price can be no
lower than the Bar’s price.
Shelby Payne was also present
to request a culvert at her prop-
erty, the former Pat Kolb prop-
erty. The Board gave permission
at her cost and the culvert and
dirt work will be done to the cor-
rect specs.
Brosz Engineering will be back
in town in the near future to sur-
vey Carr Street from 1st Avenue
to 2nd Avenue to give 17 feet of
right away to the property own-
ers on the north side of the street
to straighten Carr Street. This
cannot be done on the south side
of the street because of a water
main.
Finance Officer Hulm was
given permission to work with
Banyon to work out a plan for
back-up. She will also be looking
into a back-up plan for all other
information.
The Board decided to advertise
for a maintenance worker.
Carolyn Hendricks resigned
from the Economic Development
Board.
There are some yards in town
that are in need of mowing. This
does become a nuisance issue.
The next regular Town Board
meeting will be July 7th at 7:00
p.m.
Main Street project
is complete
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
The
$1.00
Volume 32
Number 3
July 3, 2014
Includes Tax
by Eliza Bonacci
The Courier is starting a new
series -- a monthly “spotlight” fea-
turing a local artist or musician.
For our first month, the spotlight
is on singer and multi-instrumen-
talist, Eva Jerde.
“I don’t remember starting -- it
was just something I did with my
family.” Eva Jerde tells me, smil-
ing. We are hanging out in her
living room, talking music. She
turns to her mom, who is sitting
with baby sister Quilla on the
couch. “Does that sound right? Do
you remember when I started?”
“You know what I remember,”
Jill says, laughing. “We were
driving home from the hills once,
you were maybe 3, and a commer-
cial came on the radio for Sturgis
Liquor. You popped your head up
from the backseat and sang along
with the jingle and you were per-
fectly in tune. Your dad and I just
looked at each other -- we couldn’t
believe it! We had no idea you
knew how to do that.”
Eva smiles shyly, tugging on
her long, blonde braid, “Really?
That’s funny.” At 16, she is al-
ready an experienced performer,
but wears it casually. Her influ-
ences? “My mom and my sister,”
she says, “And Miranda Lambert
is my favorite singer. I just like
the country style...I like how it
has a story and a good beat. Plus,
you can’t play pop music by your-
self with just a guitar.”
“Is there anything else I’m for-
getting, Mom?” Eva asks Jill.
Quilla is fussing a little. Jill picks
her up and laughing again says,
“Oh, just that you’d like to thank
your mother for being your first
and biggest fan.” We all laugh
along, but it is actually true. Jill
started driving Eva, along with
her older sister and brother, from
their ranch in Zeona to violin les-
sons in Spearfish when they were
tiny. Eva's dad, Phil, also a musi-
cian, was a big part of her train-
ing too, offering tips, encour-
agement, and acting as band
leader. The time and attention
devoted to the craft are reflected
in all of the children’s musical
abilities, and though Eva doesn’t
often perform on violin, those
early lessons are evident in her
pitch perfect vocals and smooth,
fluid phrasing. The Jerdes also
attribute some of their musical
success to their choice to home-
school. Trips to Spearfish for les-
sons wouldn't have been possible
if they had attended public
school, neither would the many
hours they devoted to practice.
Music was a big part of the cur-
riculum from day one.
What’s next for Eva’s musical
pursuits? “Well, I have to finish
high school before I make any se-
rious plans!” she says. Which is
lucky for us, as it means she will
be appearing locally for a few
more years. And trust me, if you
haven’t heard Eva sing, you
should. You'll have a few chances
in July. She will be performing
the National Anthem July 4th,
5th, and 6th in Belle Fourche be-
fore each rodeo. The following
weekend, on July 10th, she will
be performing solo in the Texaco
Showdown during Boss Cowman
in Lemmon, SD. Her voice and in-
strumental talents, as well as her
sister Emily and her brother Pay-
ton, can also be heard on a new
record with Billy Talbot, a mem-
ber of the band Crazy Horse,
which will be released later this
year.
Itʼs All in the Family
July Artist Spotlight: Eva Jerde
By Beth Hulm
It was a very wet June in
Perkins County and many of the
county's roads are the worse for
wear!
All five county commissioners
were on the line with Highway
Superintendent Duane Holtgard
last Tuesday for a run-down of
damages and a repair estimate.
Since then, more rains have
fallen and more roads need fix-
ing.
Following the half-hour tele-
conference last week, commis-
sioners passed a disaster resolu-
tion for damages that occurred
June 13 – 20. Citing that “local
resources are not adequate to
cope with the situation,” county
leaders have requested Governor
Daugaard, on behalf of its citi-
zens, to petition President
Obama to declare Perkins County
an emergency/disaster area. If ac-
cepted, there could be FEMA
money available to help with re-
pairs/reconstruction.
continued on page 4
Recent rains wreak havoc
on county roads
Permanent
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Perkins county 4-H Special Events Day
July 9th , 1 p.m. at the Bentley Building
Bison Food Pantry will be open July 9th from 2:30 to
4:30. Anyone with a food need welcomed! For more infor-
mation call 244-7799 or 406-581-1108
Summer reading at the Bison Public Library are as
follows Week of June 30: Tuesday 3-4 PM Middle School
Wednesday 11-12 P/K; Friday closed
Week of July 7th: Preschool Only Wednesday 11-12
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.
To have your NON-PROFIT meeting listed here, please sub-
mit them by calling: 244-7199, or e-mailing to: courier@sd-
plains.com. We will run your event notice the two issues
prior to your event at no charge.
2 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, July 3, 2014
All children ages 6-13 are in-
vited to attend South Dakota
Farmers Union’s District IV, V &
VI Summer Camp scheduled for
July 27-29, 2014 at Camp Bob
Marshall, Custer, SD. Districts
IV, V & VI include Bennett, Gre-
gory, Lyman, Mellette, Todd,
Tripp, Butte, Custer, Fall River,
Haakon, Jackson, Jones,
Lawrence, Meade, Pennington,
Stanley, Corson, Dewey, Harding,
Perkins and Ziebach Counties.
This year’s camp is themed ‘It’s a
Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Coopera-
tion,’ and will include interactive
games and activities that teach
children about the benefits coop-
erative business, agriculture and
working together.
“Young people who attend this
year’s District IV, V & VI camp
will come away with a better un-
derstanding of the importance of
cooperation,” said Tamie Fahren-
holz, District V Education Direc-
tor. “They will have the
opportunity to learn more about
cooperative business and how
they can work together to solve
problems in their daily lives.”
The three-day camp is filled
with interactive games, singing,
crafts, swimming, hiking and
many other camp traditions.
In celebration of the United
Nation’s International Year of
Family Farming, activities are
also developed to teach campers
about South Dakota agriculture
and the impact it has on our daily
lives. Each camper will have the
opportunity to write a thank you
letter to South Dakota farmers.
Through hands-on crafts and
interactive games youth will
learn about how cooperatives
work, develop team work and
leadership skills. Each child will
also receive a free T-shirt.
Camp will open at 1:00 pm on
July 27th and will close at 1:00
pm on July 29th. Registration is
$70 and please pre-register by
July 21, 2014 to Tamie Fahren-
holz at 605-431-7338. District V
South Dakota Farmers Union
member’s registration will be cov-
ered by their district. See more
details on directions, registration
forms and what to bring to camp
on www.sdfu.org. You can also
pick up registration forms at your
local Farmers Union Insurance
Agency office, or your local coop-
erative.
Farmers Union announces
District IV, V & VI Camp date
Nutrition Site
Menu
Thursday, July 3
Polish sausage & kraut
mashed potatoes
peas
berry fruit salad
Friday, July 4
CLOSED
Monday, July 7
Hamburger on ww bun
hashbrowns
baked beans
tomato slices on lettuce
pears
Tuesday, July 8
Happy Birthday
Beef tips & gravy
mashed potatoes
broccoli & carrots
peaches
cake
Wednesday, July 9
Creamed turkey on w/w biscuit
Oriental vegetables
tossed salad
fruit cocktail
If you’re a woman involved in
the agriculture industry, then
Annie’s Project may be the pro-
gram for you.
Have you ever asked a
farm/ranch management ques-
tion and not understood the an-
swer? Have you ever signed
papers at the bank or FSA and
not really understood what they
were for? Have you been think-
ing about if you have enough in-
surance 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 finan-
cial records, learn key communi-
cation skills, ask questions about
retirement and estate planning,
expand marketing knowledge -
all while having fun in a support-
ive learning environment.
Classes meet once a week be-
ginning August 6 in Lemmon at
the SDSU Extension Regional
Center. The classes continue Au-
gust 13, 20, 27 and September 3
and 10. Each session will run
from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
The cost is $150 per person and
meals will be served at each ses-
sion.
For more information contact
Robin Salverson at the SDSU Ex-
tension Regional Center in Lem-
mon, 605-374-4177.
Pre-registration is due by Au-
gust 1. Class space is limited.
Women involved in Agriculture wanted
for Annieʼs Project in Lemmon
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Gov. Dennis Daugaard said
today that the state Board of
Water and Natural Resources has
approved a $419,000 loan from
the Clean Water State Revolving
Fund Program to Bison for waste-
water treatment and sanitary
sewer improvements.
The loan will be administered
through the Department of Envi-
ronment and Natural Resources.
“I am pleased to announce that
Bison will receive this assis-
tance,” said Gov. Daugaard. “This
funding will help Bison maintain
the town’s wastewater treatment
and sanitary sewer systems.”
The project involves relining
2,365 feet of sanitary sewer pipe,
cleaning and televising 4,700 feet
of collection pipe to prioritize fu-
ture pipe replacement needs, re-
placing the eroded clay liner on
the wastewater treatment ponds,
and placing rip-rap to prevent
pond dike erosion.
The estimated cost of the proj-
ect is nearly $543,000. Loan
terms are 3.25 percent for 30
years.
The Clean Water State Revolv-
ing Fund Program provides low-
interest loans for wastewater and
storm water projects.
The board met over the Digital
Dakota Network.
Gov. Daugaard announces $419,000
Loan for Bison Wastewater Project
by Melinda Myers
Summer is filled with parties,
gatherings, picnics and more. We
all want to make these occasions
special and memorable for our
guests.
Many gardeners tend to sched-
ule events around peak bloom or
harvest in order to share the
beauty and flavor from their gar-
den.
Unfortunately nature does not
always cooperate. It seems we are
saying “you should have been
here last week” or “come back
next week when the flowers will
be at their peak”.
No need to worry. It may be
considered cheating by the purist,
but isn’t it all about creating a
great space and event for our
guests? Consider adding some
fun flower accents. Metal flower
sculptures like daisy bouquet
stakes, hollyhock stem stakes or
aluminum fiddleheads insure
color throughout the season.
Or make it fun with faucet han-
dle flowers (gardeners.com),
which are sure to spark some con-
versation amongst your guests.
You can also add some extra
color with a bit of floral paint.
Use garden colors to paint seed-
heads of flowers past their prime.
Just cover the stem and leaves to
insure only the seedheads get
painted for a more realistic look.
It might fool your guests or give
them a good idea for their own
garden.
Or stop by your local garden
center. Many have flowering
planters and large size annuals
that you can use to fill in voids
and add color to the garden.
Pot a few of these up and use
them as centerpieces on the ta-
bles. A search of the garage or
visit to a thrift store may find
reasonably priced fun items you
can convert into containers.
Keep your guests comfortable
and the mosquitoes at bay with
the gentle breeze of a fan. Mos-
quitoes are weak fliers and the
gentle breeze of a fan can keep
them away. Or step it up with the
help of geranium oil. It’s natural,
fragrant and can help repel mos-
quitoes.
And be sure to include fresh-
from-the-garden flavor in your
beverages and dishes. A pot of
basil or mint near the party
means guests can flavor their
own lemonade tea or mojito. The
hollow stem of lovage, cut down
to size makes a great straw for
your tomato juice or bloody Mary.
Your guests won’t forget the fun
of sipping their drink through
this celery-flavored straw.
Then add some color and a
gourmet touch to your salads
with a few edible flowers. Nas-
turiums, roses and calendulas are
just a few to consider. Just be
sure they are edible and pesti-
cide-free before serving them to
your guests.
Use fresh-from-the-garden or
container herbs for grilling, sal-
ads and your main course. And
consider drying a few herbs or
starting cuttings from your
plants to use as party favors.
Don’t let the sunset put an end
to your celebration. Light up the
evening with solar illuminated
planters, solar pathway lighting
and decorative fiber optic lights.
Or go old school and set votive
candles in a mason jar or tucked
safely in the garden.
So set aside some time to take
a walk through the garden and
plan a party or two for you, your
family and friends to enjoy its
beauty.
Garden-tainment creates lasting
memories for guests
Thursday evening supper guests
at Jim and Kim Petik's.
Carolyn Petik visited with Ernes-
tine Miller Tuesday.
Carolyn Petik made a trip to
Lemmon Wednesday and visited
with her mother, Irene Young,
they both then visited with
Harold Kvale at the Nursing
home.
Jerry and Carolyn Petik attended
a SD Presbytery Meeting in
Pierre Friday and Saturday.
Sunday, Jerry and Carolyn Petik
took Irene Young out to dinner
and Carolyn and Irene then vis-
ited with Thelma Lemke.
4 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, July 3, 2014
Meadow News ...................... by Tiss Johnson
Fred and Bev Schopp traveled
to Belle Fourche Saturday and
spent the night. Sunday they at-
tended SD State High School
Rodeo.
Town and Country Gals Exten-
sion Club held a Going Away
Luncheon for Vera Wilson at the
home of Mary Ellen Fried Tues-
day noon.
Wednesday morning, EmiLou
Ebarle and Mary Ellen Fried
drove to Webster, SD and they
visited at the home of Tim and
Kendra McIntyre and also visited
with Katie Dworshak and Em-
mersyn before they left for their
home at Ft. Riley, Kansas.
EmiLou and Mary Ellen returned
home Sunday.
Jerry and Carolyn Petik at-
tended the North and South
Dakota 125th Anniversary cele-
bration in Hettinger on Monday
evening.  
Jerry and Carolyn were
among Tuesday evening guests at
Mike and Dottie Barnes' to cele-
brate Lila's first birthday. 
Mirandi Bakken was a Tuesday
overnight guest of her grandpar-
ents. 
Carolyn Petik and Mirandi
Bakken helped with Corson
County Farmers Union Day
Camp in McIntosh on Wednes-
day. 
Jerry and Carolyn were among
As of last Tuesday's teleconfer-
ence, Holtgard had estimated
$60,150.25 in damages but he
said that the figure could climb at
least another $6,000. It's likely
going to be even more than that
after the weekend's deluge.
The list that Holtgard provide to
the board last week included
County Road T-62 in Grand Cen-
tral Township and T-33 in Vickers
Township where culverts washed
out; Bridges on C-18 in Foster
Township and on T-41 in Moreau
Township succumbed; also in
Moreau Township, there are pos-
sibly two culverts that will need
replacement, according to Holt-
gard; and, a low water crossing
on T-7 in Bixby Township washed
away.
Holtgard also estimated the need
for 5,600 ton of gravel to spread
on roads throughout the county.
Since that teleconference, Rich-
land Township Road has washed
out between Bixby and Date
Roads; Ed Chapman's and the
Voss Road are washed out, as is
Zeona Road from Mud Butte to
Zeona. White Hill Road is closed
from Highway 20 north to Philip
Ellingson's.
Holtgard has posted on the
county's website that crews are
working and will have roads open
as soon as possible. In some
cases, they'll need to wait for the
water level to recede.
The county's Federal Aid System
(FAS) roads, which include the
White Butte, Bixby and Chance
Recent rains wreak havoc on county roads
continue from page 1
Roads, do not qualify for FEMA
money because they already re-
ceive federal money. Damage has
to be $5,000 on each to qualify for
that aid and Holtgard said, “I
can't see us coming up to that
number.”
Holtgard has been using area
contractors to help get roads back
in shape. Emergency repairs are
still eligible for FEMA reimburse-
ment and Holtgard said that he
and his men would be sure to
have everything documented. For
now, getting roads open and peo-
ple out is top priority.
Finance Officer Sylvia Chapman
and Sheriff Kelly Serr listened in
on the call from the courthouse.
When I was a kid, my yard was
a green square bordered by a
wood and chain link fence. In the
backyard there was a rock garden
with jack-in-the-pulpits, forget-
me-knots, and bleeding hearts;
beside the house in the shaded
sliver before the next yard
started, grew lily’s-of-the-valley
in a thickly leafed blanket; and in
the front there was a yucca plant
standing sentinel over whatever
annuals my mother happened to
like that year. I remember these
things vividly because It was the
80s, before most people had air
conditioning, plus my parents
were sort of leftover hippies, so
we weren’t allowed t.v. during the
weekdays. Most daylight hours
were spent outside. This was a
suburb of Detroit, mind you, and
an old one at that. You could drive
a long time before you’d see any-
thing not laid into a city grid.
There were no nearby streams, or
old homesteads to explore. A kid
could pretend the little dirt patch
behind the garage was a secret
hiding spot, but it was also where
the trash cans were kept, and be-
came very fragrant in the high
heat of July and August.
So I spent a lot of time squat-
ting over the flowerbeds, imagin-
ing whole worlds held in the
stems and blossoms and pebbles.
I also spent a lot of time reading
books, especially when I got older,
imagining the life I’d have when
I was grown up. One of my most
vivid summer memories is of
reading Little House in the Big
Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder. It
was late in July, and I was in our
damp, unfinished basement be-
cause it was the only place that
was cool. The beginning of the
book describes the Ingalls fam-
ily’s efforts to get ready for the
winter. It was the most interest-
ing thing I had ever read, though
I could not then, or now, tell you
why it seemed so to me. The jewel
bright colors of the jams and
tomato pickles, the squealing of
the butchered pig, the rich, salty
scent of sausage preparation,
were as vivid to me as anything
I’d ever seen, or heard, or smelled
in my own life. Eventually I read
all the Little House books, but I
returned to that first chapter
many times, rereading it with the
same pleasure. To this day, I am
not sure if I’ve ever enjoyed read-
ing anything more.
Recently, I got my first puppy.
She is a roly-poly beauty with
fluffy, white fur and soft brown
eyes. I’ve taken to sitting with
her on a blanket under one of the
shade trees by the barn. She
naps, I read. Sunlight peeks
through the green leaves and the
breeze keeps them dancing. It re-
minds me of the lazy afternoons
of my childhood, the kind of peace
that I didn’t even know I had
until adult responsibilities
started their clamoring.
The other big event is that I’ve
finally planted a rock garden of
my own. Like my mother’s it has
bleeding hearts and forget-me-
nots, as well as rambling pink
and red roses, some lilies, and
coral bells. The vegetable garden
is also in, and it won’t be long be-
fore I start canning, so we can
have tomatoes and beans and
spicy cucumber pickles for the
winter. They will be lining the
shelves next to the freezer that
holds the broilers we butchered
last weekend. There will be
sausage too, and dried herbs, and
a root cellar with pumpkins and
potatoes and a few apples if we’re
lucky.
I don’t know how many people
get to live their childhood fan-
tasies -- or relive the pleasures of
their youth. To me it feels like a
luxury and one of the blessings of
the prairie life. We might not
have a wide selection of shopping
or dining establishments, but
that means we have more time to
experience the slow, silky heat of
a June afternoon spent under a
tree. There is so much in the
world to fall in love with if you let
yourself. This summer I say: why
not let yourself? Every morning
there is the busy music of birds
over our heads and a symphony
of stars every night of the week.
Soon it will be hot, really hot, and
I’m guessing the mosquitoes
won’t be thinning out till it’s cold
again, but in the meantime the
rain has turned our grassy hill-
sides to emerald islands and the
smell of sweet clover is sweet in-
deed. Find some wild roses to
take to your sweetheart or put in
a bowl by your bedside. And I still
have my copy of Little House on
the Prairie if you want to borrow
it. There may just be a shade tree
waiting for you.
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Lemmon • 605-374-3805 Hettinger • 701-567-2522
Elgin • 701-584-2644 Mott • 701-824-2693
Toll Free • 1-800-643-9165
The Bison Courier • Thursday, July 3, 2014 • 5
Five librarians graduated this
year from the Library Training
Institute. The institute, spon-
sored by the South Dakota State
Library, is a four-year program of
continuing education for librari-
ans, support staff and trustees of
small public libraries. The South
Dakota State Library is a division
of the South Dakota Department
of Education.
The following individuals grad-
uated this year with a Certificate
of Public Library Management:
•Diane Althoff, Gregory Public
Library
•Jackie Aspelin, Sully Area Li-
brary
•Kathy Connell, South Dakota
State Library
•Rhonda Hardina, Britton
Public Library
•Stacy Kvale, Bison Public
Library
In all, 26 public library staff
and trustees attended the 2014
Library Training Institute June
8-13 on Northern State Univer-
sity’s campus in Aberdeen.  The
program is now in its twenty-sev-
enth year, with tuition scholar-
ships funded in part by the Insti-
tute of Museum and Library
Services.
Participants earn a minimum
of 120 contact hours over a four-
year period and two college cred-
its each year from Northern State
University. Additional classes are
taken online between summers.
Librarians who attend all four
years receive a Certificate of Pub-
lic Library Management and are
recognized as certified library
practitioners. Once someone
starts the program, his or her
public library is eligible to apply
for state library accreditation.  
Each year, the Library Train-
ing Institute has a different em-
phasis. This year’s focus was
children’s programming and serv-
ices, with instructors Saroj Ghot-
ing, early childhood literacy
consultant; Kristie Maher, execu-
tive director of the South Dakota
Discovery Center; and State Li-
brary staff.  Next year’s focus will
be public library administration
and management.
Five librarians graduate from
Library Training Institute
6 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, July 3, 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
Saturday •Indian Creek - 5:00 p.m. • Rosebud - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday •American - 8:30 a.m. • GRL 11:00 a.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: - Lemmon - 4:45 p.m., Bison 7:15 p.m.
Sunday Mass: Lemmon - 8:15 a.m., Morristown - 10:30 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 - 9:30 a.m.
Slim Buttes Lutheran • Pastor Henry Mohagen
Reva • Worship Service - 9:00 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
Directory
Pastor Phil Hahn •Grace Baptist Church
THE PATH TO GOD
There are many people who think that it doesn't matter
what you believe or how you believe and that every religion
has some truth. They claim that there are many paths to
God, but Jesus said, "I am the WAY, the TRUTH, and the
LIFE, NO ONE comes to the Father except through ME." (John 14:6)
He didn't claim to be one of many, equal,legitimate paths to God. He
didn't claim to be the path for His day only. Instead He claimed to be
the only way to God, then and NOW! If Jesus is the only way to God
and you are trusting in someone or something else, then your trust, or
your faith, is useless. If we come to Jesus, He promises to give us truth
and life. For me, that truth and life is worth more than anything this
world has to offer. All it requires is a giving up of all my ideas about
how I can be "good enough" or "work hard enough" to please God and
earn my way into heaven. I can't do enough or believe hard enough to
accomplish what Jesus already accomplished on the cross. All it takes
is my coming to Jesus and confessing my need of a Savior, confessing
my sin, and asking Him to take my life and make it His own. He
promises to take up residence in my inner being and to lead me into
God's truth and give me eternal, abundant life. Are you on the path to
eternal life, or are you on the path to eternal destruction? The choice is
yours and yours alone to make.
Pastor’s Perspective
Ricky Tenold, 55, of Rapid City,
South Dakota, formerly of Reva,
South Dakota passed away in
Rapid City, South Dakota on
June 27, 2014.
Funeral services were held on
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 2:00
p.m. MT at the Slim Buttes
Lutheran Church near Reva,
South Dakota. Pastor Henry Mo-
hagen officiated and burial was
at the Slim Buttes Cemetery next
to the church. Visitation was one
hour prior to the Funeral on
Wednesday at the Church.
Ricky was born on March 29,
1959 in Hettinger, North Dakota.
He was baptized in the Lutheran
Church and attended 8 years of
grade school at the Reva School
and then graduated from Hard-
ing County High School in Buf-
falo, South Dakota.
Ricky did some traveling and
ended up in Denver, Colorado and
lived and worked there for sev-
eral years. He came home to
Reva and later was doctoring for
depression in Rapid City, SD and
was doing so well and had his
own apartment. He loved to play
cribbage, go fishing, bowling and
traveling.
Ricky is survived by his par-
ents, Bob and Norma Tenold,
Reva, South Dakota, sister, Sheri
(Ross) Glass, Hebron, North
Dakota and a brother, Daron
(Amy) Tenold, Reva, South
Dakota and his nieces and
nephews, Brian, Trish, ShaLee
and Chance Glass and Deon,
Dace and Dualy Tenold.
He was preceded in death by
his grandparents, Peder and Es-
ther Tenold and Oscar and Nora
Viken and his brother, Todd
Tenold.
Condolences to Ricky's family
can be sent through our website
at www.evansonjensenfuneral-
home.com
Ricky Tenold
Obituary
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts are with
you and your family during this difficult time.
The Bison Courier • Thursday, July 3, 2014 • 7
Rosebud News.................................................................by Tiss Johnson
John and Shirley Johnson and
JoAnne and Tim Seim hosted a
Johnson Cousin Reunion at the
John Johnson Ranch Saturday.
Many family members were in at-
tendance.
Larry Seidel, Wayne Seidel and
son Devon and Cheryl Schoeder
were Sunday afternoon visitors of
John and Shirley Johnson.
Sam Johnson, Lance Johnson
and Megan stopped to visit John
and Shirley Johnson Sunday af-
ternoon on their way home from
the lake.
Gordon and Ron Kettleson vis-
ited with John and Shirley John-
son Sunday afternoon.
Monday, Steve Sandgren had
lunch with his mother, Thelma
Sandgren at the ranch. Brady
Ham stopped and had coffee and
later Jim and Patsy Miller
stopped in for a coffee break.
Everything in one day?
Ken Krisle visited with Thelma
Sandgren Tuesday and was a
supper guest.
Friday was Thelma Sandgren’s
usual day in Hettinger. She
stopped at the Nursing Home and
visited her sister, Gladys Vliem.
Thelma Sandgren helped serve
the lunch at the Haugen sale Sat-
urday.
Sunday, Thelma Sandgren
drove down and caught a ride
with Herb Fried to the Hymn
sing at Prairie City.
Friday evening, Kelly and
Danny LaDue, Ketch and Owen;
Jo and Jacob Seim; Jim Ander-
son; Chet and Mandy Anderson
and family; Cynthia and Gary
Jarrett of Washington and their
daughter Kirsten Vienneaw of
Baltimore, Maryland, Brie and
Asher and ? ; Sandra and Gary
Vanowetz of Oregon were supper
guests of Tim and JoAnne Seim.
Kelly and Danny LaDue left for
Draper, Utah Sunday morning,
leaving the boys to stay with Tim
and JoAnne Seim and Gary and
Margie LaDue for a week or so.
Cynthia Jerrett, Sandra
Vanowetz and Kirsten Vienneaw
and her children; Tim and
JoAnne Seim, Owen and Ketch
LaDue; Jim Anderson were Sun-
day afternoon and supper guests
of Chet and Mandy Anderson.
Gary Johnson visited with Tiss
Johnson Monday late afternoon.
Tiss Johnson made a trip to
Lemmon Wednesday afternoon.
She visited briefly with Sarah
Dreiske.
Bridget Keller called on Tiss
Johnson briefly Thursday
evening.
Tiss Johnson made a trip to
Lemmon Friday evening to have
supper and visit with relatives
here for the Johnson Cousin’s Re-
union. On her way home she
stopped at the home of Melvin
and Loretta Haugen at White
Butte, to visit with Nancy and
Ridge Baumeister and Doug and
Nadine Glur.
Many in the community at-
tended the Melvin and Loretta
Haugen Auction sale Saturday at
White Butte.
Ron and Alix Kettleson and
their daughters, Kristen Kettle-
son and Kelly Griffin along with
their cousin Tamera Kettleson ac-
companied Tiss Johnson to her
home Saturday afternoon. Ron
had worked for Tiss’ dad Andrew,
when Ron was a young man in
high school. Tiss showed them
where Grandpa and Grandma
Johnson had lived before the
flood came through and every-
thing washed away.
Tiss Johnson made a trip to
Lemmon Saturday evening to at-
tend the Reunion Dance. She
was an overnight guest of Shirley
Dreiske and visited with family
at their motel before returning
home Sunday morning.
Larry Seidel, Cheryl Schoeder,
Wayne Seidel and his son Devon
were Sunday afternoon visitors of
Tiss Johnson. Wayne had worked
for Tiss’ dad, Andrew Johnson for
3 summers while Wayne was in
high school. He wanted to see
how much the place had changed
and show it to his son.
Ron and Gordon Kettleson
stopped at Tiss Johnson’s Sunday
afternoon for a visit.
Tiss Johnson made a trip to
Lemmon Sunday evening and
went out to supper with Ron and
Alix Kettleson and family; Larry
and Janice Clark and family;
Gordon Kettleson and family;
Linda Nelson and family.
Tuesday, Barb Lyon and Patsy
Miller had lunch at Summerville
together.
Jim and Patsy Miller; Matt,
Christi and Zabrina Miller went
out to supper in Hettinger Thurs-
day evening.
Jim and Patsy Miller visited
with Violet Miller in Hettinger
Friday, they then had lunch with
Matt and Christi Miller.
Christi Miller spent Sunday
with Jim and Patsy Miller.
Patsy, Jim, Matt, Christi and
Zabrina Miller were among those
who served and attended the
Haugen auction Saturday in
White Butte.
LeAnn and Matt Fetcher, Eric
and Liam of Albuquerque, NM ar-
rived Sunday evening to spend a
week with Vince and Susan
Gunn.
Noel, Wade and Braylyn Miller
of Bismarck were Saturday
overnight guests of Dorothy Frey.
They returned home Sunday
morning.
Dawn and Duane Harris and
Sharon Longwood were Tuesday
afternoon visitors of Bridget
Keller and boys.
Albert Keller returned home
from work on Wednesday.
Bridget Keller and Bodee went
to Bismarck on Thursday for ap-
pointments.
Friday, all of the Kellers trav-
eled to Timber Lake for the wed-
ding of Scott and Chasity Biegler.
They spent until Tuesday at Pat
Kellers
Tuesday the Keller's returned
home after spending five days
with Pat Keller in Trail City.
Wednesday and Friday, Maggie
Archibald came to help with the
boys so Albert and Bridget could
work on a few projects.
Friday early evening, Tabbi
and Emily Mauri were visitors of
Albert and Bridget Keller and
Dawn Harris stopped by on her
way home from work.
Saturday, Duane and Dawn
Harris stopped by briefly.
Sunday, the Keller's attended
the circus in Lemmon.
Thelma Sandgren visited with
Tiss Johnson Sunday afternoon
and brought her news up.
Tiss Johnson accompanied
Gary, Jodi and Lexi Johnson to
the circus in Lemmon Sunday
evening.
Another week gone by, Brady
Ham stopped Monday and visited
with Thelma Sandgren.
Thursday John and Shirley
Johnson visited with Thelma
Sandgren.
Georgia Sandgren of Sturgis
came up to the ranch early
Thursday evening.
Friday, Georgia and Thelma
Sandgren had a good day in Het-
tinger. They stopped at the Nurs-
ing Home and visited with
Gladys Vliem. Gladys Merwin
took Georgia and Thelma out to
lunch. Georgia visited with her
aunt Phyllis Sandgren while
Thelma spent time at the clinic,
and they saw so many people, it
was a good day.
Evening rain storm and
Thelma Sandgren had well over 2
inches by morning and some
more throughout Saturday.
Saturday, Georgia Sandgren
did some odd jobs for her mother
and after a late dinner she re-
turned to her home in Sturgis, it
was a good weekend.
Thelma Sandgren called on
John and Shirley Johnson Sun-
day.
Ken Krisle visited with Thelma
Sandgren Sunday afternoon, on
his way home from Gillette.
Keith and Bev Hoffman met
Harmony and Amya Hoffman in
Bismarck Saturday and brought
Amya home with them to spend a
week with her grandparents.
Bev and Amya Hoffman at-
tended the circus in Lemmon Sat-
urday evening.
Tuesday, Jerry and Margie Zie-
man and their granddaughters
Peyton and Mia of Bismarck ar-
rived at the home of Tim and
JoAnne Seim and were overnight
guests.
Tuesday supper guests of Tim
and JoAnne Seim were Jerry and
Margie Zieman, Peyton and Mia,
Horace Seim and Dorothy Bow-
ers.
Jerry and Margie Zieman vis-
ited with Horace Seim and
Dorothy Bowers Wednesday
morning.
Ella and Greta Anderson were
Tuesday afternoon visitors of Tim
and JoAnne Seim.
Tim and JoAnne Seim; Jacob
Seim; Owen and Ketch LaDue
visited with Bonnie Haynes and
were dinner guests Saturday.
Tim and JoAnne Seim, Owen
and Ketch LaDue; Justin, Jo and
Jacob Seim and Delores Seim all
attended the Shrine Circus in
Lemmon Sunday evening.
One day this past week, the
Gunn’s and Fechter’s enjoyed a
BBQ at the summer home of
Margaret and Bill Dickinson.
Sunday, Margaret and Bill
Dickinson of Phoenix, AZ joined
Vince and Susan Gunn, and the
Fechter family, for an afternoon
and evening of good food and good
fun.
John and Shirley Johnson were
Sunday morning coffee guests of
Les Wieland and Charlotte
Kubik.
My Divine Intervention
Moment
The day after our son’s gradua-
tion I needed to decompress
stresses I’d overcome and sort out
all the recent events that hap-
pened. After getting through a
couple of week’s worth of anxi-
eties, pressing to-dos, and worries
I needed a long walk to quiet my
mind, replenish my inner peace,
and hash out all that I’d survived.
It was a pleasant Sunday evening
and I started out walking around
our place then hiked along the
ridge all the way out to my fa-
vorite knob which is an ideal
thinking spot that overlooks our
home and the valley below. I sat
down on my pile of rocks for sit-
ting on and absorbed the view
below me.
I spent about five minutes or so
just brain dumping and taking
great pleasure in knowing that a
lot of my worries were now be-
hind me. Once I was satisfied
that I’d cleared my mind enough
I stood up to head down the hill
when I heard a distinctive buzz
sound. I looked down at the
ground and all I saw was a
snake’s body in the shape of an S.
I was too freaked out to look for
its tail but assumed it was a rat-
tlesnake. An important plot point
here—I did notice that the snake
was less than a foot from my feet.
I propelled about five feet down
the hill to avoid getting struck,
then—and don’t ask me why—I
turned around to see if what I
heard really was a rattlesnake or
if I was catapulting to conclusions
prematurely. I admit, it was a
dumb time to practice facing my
fear of all snakes since I didn’t
bring a shovel and the only con-
venient rattler-killing sized rocks
available were the big flat ones
stacked up that the snake now
claimed.
I generally only observe rat-
tlers that are dead and rattleless,
so I wasn’t 100% sure that I’d had
a close encounter with a rat-
tlesnake since I’ve avoided a live
one this long. During my height-
ened sense of paranoia, I rea-
soned with myself (mostly to ease
my mind) that maybe I was mis-
taking the buzz for a bull snake
mimicking a rattler (or so I’ve
been told bull snakes will do). By
Amy Kirk is a ranch wife from Custer, SD
the time I’d long-jumped downhill
and turned around I couldn’t see
the snake but could still hear it
buzzing, so I decided I probably
didn’t need to hang out to verify
my hypothesis and concluded
that the good Lord had been pro-
tecting me and I shouldn’t push
my luck. I determined it would be
in my best interest to distance
myself from the buzz regardless
of my curiosity and high-tailed it
downhill.
It may sound like I was linger-
ing, but everything actually hap-
pened very quickly and it just felt
like it unfolded in slow motion.
My heart was triple-beating, my
hands were shaking, and I was
now hypersensitive to what was
on the ground and under every
rock outcropping.
I tried scanning the ground for
other rattlers on my way to the
house but I scurried downhill so
carelessly that when I felt some-
thing round-shaped under my
shoe I wasn’t expecting to be
snake bit on the back of my left
thigh—by a big fat stick. The
smack of the tree branch on the
back of my leg sent me into rat-
tlesnake striking hypersensitiv-
ity orbit.
I’ve always believed in divine
intervention, but now I’m a be-
liever in the Lord’s sense of
humor.
8 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, July 3, 2014
Tommy is growing and learning
to think for himself, but some-
times the easy way isn’t always
the right way. Follow Tommy as
he learns that a short cut to pick-
ing up his toys can hurt the feel-
ings of someone who loves him
very much. Will Tommy figure it
out? Will he make the right deci-
sion and be happy again. Inside
this book Tommy’s life lesson is
revealed, resolved and shared
with his young readers.
Big Stone City, SD—Local
broadcast veteran and syndicated
radio host, Chris Bauer of the Big
Stone Lake area, announced
today the publication of the first
in a series of three children’s book
Out of Sight Makes it Right? The
children’s book is being published
by AuthorHouse Book Publishing
line under the recently formed
Chodi Kid Books line. The three
books are all intended for pre-
school through third grade read-
ers and offer fundamental life
lessons through story telling.
Everyone loves a good story, espe-
cially young people. In Out of
Sight Makes it Right?, the main
character, Tommy and his side
kick puppy Paco, face everyday
challenges that every child can
identify with. Tommy and Paco
are playful as they learn to un-
derstand right from wrong, safe
from dangerous and socially
proper verses improper behavior.
Chris Bauer is a mother of two
and grandmother of five. She has
worked 28 years in radio broad-
casting--writing, voicing and pro-
ducing thousands of radio
commercials but was prompted to
take a different direction with her
writing talents recently after a
call from her daughter. Her
daughter was concerned about
her four-year-old's understanding
of the difference between making
up a story and telling the truth.
That is how and when Out of
Sight Must be Right? came to
life.  
Local broadcast veteran
and radio host, Chris
Bauer, launches her first
book for children, Out of
Sight makes it Right?
South Dakota Department of
Transportation officials say a
two-and-a-half mile section of
Highway 34 from Howes Corner
east will be opened today at 9
a.m. MDT (10 a.m. CDT).
At both the Howes and Buffalo
lake dams, traffic will be reduced
to one lane with stop signs at ei-
ther end of the gravel surfacing.
Motorists will alternate turns
getting through the area.
The lane will be 16-feet wide
and motorists are asked to slow
down and drive through the area
with caution.
This situation is anticipated to
be in effect for six to eight weeks
while repairs to the dams are
made.
For complete road construction
information, visit www.safetrav-
elusa.com/sd or dial 511.
Highway 34 at Howes to
Open Tuesday Morning
The Bison Courier • Thursday, July 3, 2014 • 9
The annual NDSU Hettinger
Research Extension Center field
tours will be held on July 8 begin-
ning at 5 p.m. MDT, according to
John Rickertsen, center agrono-
mist.
The annual small-grains tour
will begin at the center office
building at 5. This year’s tour in-
cludes displays of unmanned air-
craft, and a discussion of NDSU
research on unmanned aircraft
systems and their use in crop and
livestock production.
On the field tour portion of the
field day, participants will learn
about Brassica carinata
(Ethiopian mustard) production
for biofuel use and get a chance to
look at new varieties of spring,
durum and, winter wheat and bar-
ley.
With the cool and wet condi-
tions, all of the crops in the re-
search plots look good this year,
according to Rickertsen.
"This year’s tour gives produc-
ers an opportunity to learn about
emerging technology in agricul-
ture, along with the traditional
small-grain variety performance
information," Rickertsen says.
Participants will be able to talk
with Extension specialists, scien-
tists and plant breeders during
the tour.
Following the tour is a free sup-
per at Mirror Lake Park.
All activities are free and open
to the public.
Field tours at Hettinger Research
Extension Center set for July 8
USDA/Farm Service Agency NEWS
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:
JULY 15, 2014 – LAST DAY
TO REPORT 2014 ACRE PRO-
DUCTION AND NAP PRODUC-
TION FOR 2013
JULY 15, 2014 – LAST DAY
TO REPORT 2014 PLANTED
ACREAGE
AUGUST 1, 2014 – LAST DAY
TO APPLY FOR ELAP FOR 2012
& 2013
AUGUST 1, 2014 – LAST DAY
TO RETURN NOMINATION
FORM FOR COUNTY COMMIT-
TEE
NOVEMBER 1, 2014 – LAST
DAY TO APPLY FOR ELAP FOR
2014
PREVENT PLANT ACRES
MUST BE REPORTED TO FSA
WITHIN 15 CALENDAR DAYS
OF THE FINAL PLANT DATE
FOR THE CROP
REMINDER – YOU MUST RE-
PORT PREVENTED PLANTED
ACRES TO FSA WITHIN 15
CALENDAR DAYS OF THE
FINAL PLANT DATE. FAILED
ACRES MUST ALSO BE RE-
PORTED TO THE FSA OFFICE.
COUNTY COMMITTEE
ELECTION-NOMINATIONS
BEING ACCEPTED
FSA County Committee Elec-
tion nominations are being ac-
cepted through August 1,
2014.County FSA Committee
members are a critical component
of the day-to-day operations for
FSA. They provide valuable local
input to FSA programs by provid-
ing a direct link between the de-
cisions that affect the delivery of
FSA agricultural programs.
To be eligible to serve on an
FSA county committee, a person
must participate or cooperate in
a program administered by FSA,
be eligible to vote in a county
committee election and reside in
the local administrative area
where the person is nominated.
Dewey County is seeking nom-
inations for someone to run in
LAA 1 the current member is Jeff
Stradinger who has reached term
limits so will not be eligible to run
again.
Meade County is seeking nom-
inations for someone to run for
LAA 2 the current member is
Lynn Field
Perkins County is seeking
nominations for someone to run
for LAA 1 the current member is
Terry Henderson and he has
reached term limits so will not be
eligible to run again.
Ziebach County is seeking
nominations for someone to run
for LAA 3, currently this position
is vacant. LAA 1 is up for election
this year also and is currently
held by Mike Maher.
Please consider submitting a
nomination form to your county
office. The deadline for submit-
ting nominations is August 1st.
Any qualified voter may nomi-
nate a producer on a FSA-669A
form. Producers may also nomi-
nate themselves. Additionally, or-
ganizations representing
minority and women farmers or
ranchers may nominate candi-
dates.
The annual Northeast Field
Station Farm Tour will be held on
July 9 at 4 p.m. and run till dusk.
The tour is located on the Junction
of State Highway 20 and Coding-
ton county highway 11 or 2.5 miles
west of Exit 193 on I-29.
The tour will wrap up with a
Pork loin Supper.
The Field Station will host four
tours.
Weed Management tour: This
tour will feature Paul O. Johnson,
SDSU Extension Weed Manage-
ment Coordinator & Darrel
Deneke, SDSU Extension IPM Co-
ordinator. They will discuss Weed
Management Strategies in the
glyphosate resistant period.
Management of Corn Rootworm
in Continuous Corn and Bt resist-
ance in South Dakota: This tour
will feature Ada Szczepaniec,
SDSU Extension Entomology Spe-
cialist who will discuss manage-
ment of corn rootworm in
continuous corn; and Emmanuel
Byamukama, SDSU Extension
Plant Pathologist and Shaukat
Ali, SDSU Small Grains Patholo-
gist will provide information on
Small Grain Diseases.
Small Grain Variety tour: This
tour will feature Karl Glover,
SDSU Spring Wheat Breeder and
Lon Hall, SDSU Retired Oat
breeder.
The last tour will be a catch all
tour and will feature Anthony Bly,
SDSU Extension Soils Field Spe-
cialist who will discuss Wheat nu-
trient Deficiency Symptoms; Greg
Reicks, SDSU Precision Farming
Research Associate who will dis-
cuss Soybean Planting dates and
Maturity groups; and Howard J.
Woodard, SDSU Soil Fertility and
Management Researcher who will
discuss Nutrient Cycling in Crop
Residues.
Between tours, attendees are
encouraged to visit the research
display on Soybean Insects and
What's New in Soybean Insects
with Kelley Tilmon, SDSU Exten-
sion Entomologist or visit with
Connie Tande, SDSU Plant Diag-
nostician about plant sample is-
sues or questions.
This year the tour is co-spon-
sored by South Dakota Crop Im-
provement Association, South
Dakota Wheat Commission and
South Dakota Soybeans Research
and Promotion council.
For more information on the
tour contact Howard Woodard at
howard.woodard@sdstate.edu or
605-688-4774 or Paul O. Johnson
at paulo.johnson@sdstate.edu or
605-688-4591.
Northeast Field Station
Summer Tour is July 9
10 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, July 3, 2014
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The performance and cost of
gain to background or finish cat-
tle depends in large part on the
quality of their feeding environ-
ment; as little as 4 to 8 inches of
mud can reduce performance and
feed efficiency by about 13 per-
cent said Warren Rusche, SDSU
Extension Cow/Calf Field Spe-
cialist.
"Cattle might possess the
greatest genetics for growth and
carcass merit and be fed the most
finely-tuned ration science can
design, but if the feeding environ-
ment is too stressful they will not
perform as well as expected,"
Rusche said.
There's been a great deal of in-
terest in the last several years in
confinement systems , such as
monoslopes, hoop buildings, etc.,
which are designed to minimize
the impact of the South Dakota
environment. "Those systems
have proven to be very effective,
however the reality is that the
majority of cattle will spend at
least some time in an outside
yard," he said.
Considering both the value and
cost of gain we're seeing in the
beef industry today, Rusche said
there is an opportunity to im-
prove the bottom line of cattle
backgrounders and finishers by
paying some extra attention to
open lot maintenance. "For a lot
of cattle feeders in South Dakota,
especially backgrounders, the
summer months represent a
great time to address and correct
any problems that might be pres-
ent in open lots. There is usually
some time during the summer
when the pens are drier and
empty, providing the opportunity
to do some prep work before fall,"
he said.
Keep upstream water out
If there are any serious issues
with drainage in the yard, these
should be addressed first. "The
key principle is to keep upstream
water prevented from flowing
into the feedyard," Rusche said.
"Water that never makes it into
the pen can't cause any addi-
tional mud problems."
Recent flooding and additional
moisture events this spring and
summer make this an ideal time
to examine the upstream water
flow and see if any of the diver-
sion structures need some addi-
tional maintenance.
Dirt mounds in an open yard
also need to be maintained to
keep them working as designed.
The cattle should be able to walk
from the concrete apron to the
mound without having to walk
through any potholes or muddy
areas.
Compacted soil should be used
to build back up mounds or fill in
low spots rather than using ma-
nure scraped from the pen. Cattle
should have about 25 square feet
of mound space per head with a
1:5 slope, or steeper, on the sides.
Equipment such as box scrap-
ers do an excellent job of creating
a smooth surface that helps pre-
vent water from standing in de-
pressions like hoof prints, etc.
"It's important not to completely
scrape all the way to the soil;
leaving a thin layer, approxi-
mately ½-foot, of manure helps
form an impermeable soil/ma-
nure interface that minimizes the
amount of water leaching into
groundwater," he said.
Rusche reminds producers to
prevent manure from accumulat-
ing under fences and feedbunks.
"These areas are often overlooked
and can be significant breeding
areas for flies, and can sometimes
contribute to holding runoff in
the pen instead of allowing the
water to continue to flow into the
containment structure," he said.
To learn more, visit iGrow.org.
Summer maintenance for open cattle yards
Weather Wise
Data collected by
Grand Electric Co-op, Inc.
DATE HI LO PRECIP
June 24 70 50
June 25 70 50
June 26 76 54
June 27 76 57 .24
June 28 71 58 1.71
June 29 75 52
June 30 66 58
One year ago
Hi 87 Low 52
Farmers with fields negatively
impacted flooding have some big
decisions to make.
"Although at this point the ex-
tent of the damage to crops is still
being determined, some fields
have been compromised and yield
loss will likely occur," said Kim
Dillivan, SDSU Extension Crops
Business Management Field Spe-
cialist. "Farmers are asking, do
they replant the field with a dif-
ferent crop or do nothing?"
Additionally, Dillivan pointed
out that they are considering the
ramifications those decisions
have on crop insurance.
"In South Dakota, crop insur-
ance protected $5.6 billion in lia-
bility on growing crops in 2013
and 17 million acres were insured
- which accounts for about 97 per-
cent of acres planted to major
crops," Dillivan said, of the im-
portant risk management tool
utilized by producers in many
parts of the U.S. and South
Dakota.
Crop Insurance 101
Multiple Peril Crop Insurance
(MPCI) covers crop yield loss
caused by different types of natu-
ral disasters such as drought,
freeze, and flooding. Newer insur-
ance options combine price and
yield protection to protect against
loss of revenue.
MPCI, under the Federal Crop
Insurance Program (FCIP), is one
of two types of crop insurance
available to farmers in the U.S.
Crop hail insurance policies do
not fall under FCIP and must be
purchased separately. Like hail
insurance, MPCI is provided by
private companies, however,
MPCI policies offered by these
private insurers are supervised
and regulated by USDA's Risk
Management Agency.
"For producers who have in-
sured crops that have been af-
fected by flooding, they should
first contact their insurance
provider," Dillivan said.
Crop agents must be notified
within 72 hours following an eli-
gible loss.
At this time of year, several op-
tions exist for insured producers
who have crop losses caused by
natural disasters such as flood-
ing. These are:
•Leave damaged crop as is and
receive insurance indemnity.
•Replant the same crop.
•Plant a different crop.
"Given that it is early July, corn
replanting, or planting corn as a
second crop is unlikely. However,
there may still be time to replant
soybeans, or to plant soybeans as
a second crop," Dillivan said.
To learn more and to read the
complete article by Dillivan, visit
iGrow.org.
Flooded Crops: Replant decisions
in regards to Crop Insurance
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By Joanie S. Holm RN, CNP
The discussion of headaches al-
ways takes me back to my child-
hood, as my dear mother suffered
from this malady. Born in 1925,
she didn’t have the advantage of
modern medications to relieve
her headaches, and unfortu-
nately, was left to face them with
little help from medicine.
As we were growing up, we
children didn’t have much sym-
pathy for our Mother. What we
saw was her going to bed, again,
with a “sick headache.” That
meant retreating from family ac-
tivities, taking a “knock out”
medicine, and going into a dark
bedroom until the headache re-
solved. Invariably this happened
before an important event and
the kids were left to do without
her, as we mumbled under our
breaths, “Oh great, here we go
again!” Empathy was not on our
radar screens.
As an adult, I inherited my
mom’s headaches, albeit, I think
they are of a much milder form. It
wasn’t until our children were in
their 20’s when they found out
that I too had headaches. I felt it
my responsibility during their
childhood to shelter them from a
headache prone Mom.
How did I manage this? I have
had good treatment! Thanks to
modern pharmaceuticals, I have
obtained relief from headaches
without having to miss out on
family activities. Of course, it
helped that I had a mindset that
having headaches was not accept-
able.
As I look back, I have to say,
“Thank you Mom, for all your
love and all you did… and having
to do it while dealing with miser-
able and untimely headaches.”
Forgive me, because I just didn’t
understand your predicament.
And I say “thank you” to the
women and men who work day
after day to produce medications
and other treatments to help all
of us who suffer from headaches
and other painful ailments. And
“thanks” to the care providers
who listen and provide helpful
treatments. Because of your
work, fewer people will have to
suffer like my mom.
The Prairie Doc Perspective
Motherʼs headaches
Residents of Perkins County
are receiving a direct mailing
asking for $83.00 for a copy of
their deed and property profile.
This is a private company from
California and is no way associ-
ated with Perkins County. “The
information offered is readily
available through offices in the
courthouse and this service is not
necessary,” stated State’s Attor-
ney Shane Penfield, “The enve-
lope and Notice looks official and
leads the recipient to believe that
they are required to respond, you
are in no way required to re-
spond. While this may be a legit-
imate business, they are selling a
product that you are not required
to purchase,” according to Pen-
field. The State’s Attorney added
“The public needs to be vigilant
concerning all unsolicited offers
received via mail, phone or inter-
net and if citizens have questions
I encourage them to contact my
office.”
Perkins County
residents be aware
Dr. Jason M. Hafner
Dr. David J. Prosser
OPTOMETRIST
Faith Clinic
1st & 3rd Wed. of the month
Buffalo Clinic
2nd & 4th Wed. of the month
1-800-648-0760
The countryʼs 30th
president, Calvin
Coolidge, was born
on Independence Day
in 1872.
12 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, July 3, 2014
An environmental training ses-
sion for operators of Concen-
trated Animal Feeding
Operations, or CAFOs, is set for
July 10, 2014 in Huron.
Registration begins at 8:30
a.m. at the Crossroads Conven-
tion Center (100 Fourth St. S.W.
in Huron). The cost is $50 and in-
cludes lunch, breaks and training
materials. The program begins at
8:50 a.m. and concludes at ap-
proximately 4:45 p.m.
To register for the training, call
Candy Rogness or Susan Goens
at (605) 688-5141.
Specialists from SDSU Exten-
sion, South Dakota State Univer-
sity, the South Dakota
Department of Environment and
Natural Resources and the Natu-
ral Resources Conservation Serv-
ice are offering the training.
This training fulfills the envi-
ronmental and manure-manage-
ment training requirement to
obtain a livestock permit for
CAFOs from the South Dakota
Department of Environment and
Natural Resources. Certified
Crop Advisor credits are also
available for attending this pro-
gram.
Producers and any other inter-
ested individuals who are not cur-
rently applying for a permit also
can benefit from the information
and are encouraged to attend.
Current federal (EPA, USDA)
and state water pollution control
programs encourage livestock
producers, even those who do not
need permits, to voluntarily
adopt livestock production and
manure management practices
that protect water quality.
During the morning session,
Erin Cortus, SDSU Extension
Environmental Quality Engineer
will discuss water quality. Julie
Walker, SDSU Beef Specialist
will lead a session on livestock
nutrition options for reducing ni-
trogen and phosphorus content of
manure. Jason Roggow, a Natu-
ral Resources Engineer with the
South Dakota Department of En-
vironment and Natural Re-
sources, will give an overview of
the South Dakota DENR Live-
stock Permit program.
In the afternoon, Anthony Bly,
SDSU Extension Soils Field Spe-
cialist, will discuss managing ni-
trogen and phosphorus in land
applications of manure. Bly,
along with Jason Gilb, Conserva-
tion Agronomist with the USDA
Natural Resources Conservation
Service will go through nutrient
management planning work-
sheets. John Lentz, Resource
Conservationist with the USDA
Natural Resources Conservation
Service will cover implementing
conservation practices to improve
sustainability. Cortus will con-
clude the day's training with a
session on air quality and odor.
To learn more, visit iGrow.org.
Environmental Training Program for
Livestock Operations on July 10
Notice to Creditors
In Circuit Court
Fourth Judicial
Circuit
Pro. 14-07
State of South Dakota
County of Perkins
Estate of Viva Hope Leonard,
Deceased
Notice is given that on May 20, 2014,
Brooke Tupper, whose address is PO
Box 101, St Onge, South Dakota
57779, was appointed as Personal Rep-
resentative of the Estate of Viva Hope
Leonard.
Creditors of decedent must file their
claims within four months after the
date of the first publication of this no-
tice or their claims may be barred.
Claims may be filed with the Personal
Representative’s attorney, Eric John
Nies, at P.O. Box 759, Spearfish, South
Dakota 57783, or may be filed with the
clerk, and a copy of the claim mailed to
the Personal Representative’s attor-
ney.
Dated June 19, 2014
/s/ Brooke Tupper
Brooke Tupper
PO Box 101
St Inge, S.D. 57779
Perkins County Clerk of Courts
PO Box 426
Bison, S.D. 57620
[Published June 26, 2014 July 3, 2014
and July 10, 2014 at a total approxi-
mate cost of $41.33.]
Bison Town Board
Thursday June 5, 2014
7:00 p.m. City Hall
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL: Pres-
ident David Kopren called the regular
monthly meeting of the Town Board of
Bison to order at 7:00 p.m. on Thurs-
day, June 5, 2014. Trustees Luke
Clements, Matt Butsavage James
Sandgren and Phil Hahn were present.
Others present: Branden Landphere,
Shane Steiner, Brandi Baysinger; em-
ployees Heath McKinstry and Beth
Hulm; and Arlis Seim, press.
THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
WAS RECITED BY ALL.
ALL ACTION IN THE FOLLOWING
MINUTES CARRIED BY UNANI-
MOUS VOTE UNLESS OTHERWISE
STATED.
EXECUTIVE SESSION: 071-2014 –
Butsavage moved, seconded by Sand-
gren to enter into executive session at
7:02 p.m. to discuss personnel issues,
pursuant to SDCL 1-25-2(1). Carried.
President Kopren declared the meet-
ing back in open session at 7:43 p.m.
DELEGATION: Branden Landphere,
BL Contracting, requested that the
Town provide water for re-seeding on
West Main Street, at the retention
pond and in other disturbed areas as a
result of the storm sewer installation.
072-2014 - Clements moved, seconded
by Sandgren to install a water hydrant
on West Main Street and to absorb the
water costs for BL Contracting for re-
seeding purposes and that the water
be metered. Carried. 073-2014 - But-
savage moved, seconded by Clements
to authorize President Kopren to sign
a pay request in the amount of
$14,136.43 for work recently com-
pleted to be submitted to the state for
loan and grant reimbursement. Car-
ried. Landphere said that the remain-
ing work on the project includes
paving, fencing and seeding.
APPROVE MINUTES – 074-2014 –
Sandgren moved, seconded by Butsav-
age to approve the minutes of the spe-
cial May 16 meeting as corrected for
typing errors. Carried.
FINANCIAL REPORT –075-2014-
Hahn moved, seconded by Sandgren to
approve the fund balance report as of
May 31, 2014, as presented. Carried.
That report is on file at City Hall.
NEW BUSINESS – (moved up on
agenda to accommodate Mr.
Steiner): 076-2014 – Sandgren
moved, seconded by Clements to au-
thorize President Kopren to sign a new
construction plan for the airport fuel
system with KLJ Engineering and to
allow them to re-bid the project for the
third time. Carried. Trustees visited
with Steiner about a new FAA condi-
tion that affects the awarding of fed-
eral/state grant money. The Town of
Bison must write and adopt a policy
that would prohibit employees to en-
gage in text messaging while driving.
This provision must be in all contracts
and subcontracts related to any FY
2014 AIP Grants to comply with the re-
quirement.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS –
Bison Country Club: Trustees were
in receipt of a letter from Bonnie Crow,
treasurer for Bison Country Club,
along with a copy of the 1985 agree-
ment between the Town of Bison and
the Bison Country Club in which the
Country Club is granted privileges.
Crow believes that would include al-
lowing the Country Club to let their
own hay bids. She requested that they
be paid the $656.89 which was bid for
this summer’s hay, advertised by the
Town of Bison.
Liquor Operating Agreement:
Trustees were in receipt of a draft op-
erating agreement from attorney Eric
Bogue, specifying conditions that
would allow liquor sales at “The Feed-
lot” cafe and at “The American Legion,
Post #255.” They postponed action
until their special meeting on Thurs-
day, June 26.
Homestead Heights Board: Helen
Aaker was appointed to fill a vacancy
on the Homestead Heights Board of
Directors.
NEW BUSINESS, CONTINUED
Resignation: 077-2014 – Butsavage
moved, seconded by Hahn to regret-
fully accept the resignation of mainte-
nance worker Rob Wedekind, effective
June 13, 2014. Carried.
Set wages for new employee: 078-
2014 – Sandgren moved, seconded by
Kopren to pay new library assistant
Kallie Kronberg $9.23/hr. Carried.
Elected Officials Workshop: An
elected official’s workshop will be held
in Pierre on Wednesday, July 23.
Trustees must register prior to July 16.
AWOS: There was a report from Pierre
that the Bison AWOS system at the
airport was not transmitting properly.
McKinstry will check it out.
Computer problems: Hulm reported
on office computer problems and the
repair done by Golden West in Rapid
City. The bill was covered by SD
Plains. She suggested that money be
budgeted for a new computer in 2015.
Voting Delegate: President Kopren ap-
pointed Clements to be the voting del-
egate and James Sandgren the
alternate to Grand Electric’s Annual
Meeting on Friday, June 6.
Junk Cars: McKinstry and crew will
be picking up junk cars from around
town and will haul them to the landfill.
Anybody who has a car(s) that they
would like removed should contact
McKinstry or leave a message at City
Hall. An ad will be placed in The Bison
Courier.
Code Enforcement: Butsavage gave
a report on the recent Code Enforce-
ment workshop that he attended in
Pierre.
Driveway issues: Trustees ques-
tioned Butsavage about his new drive-
way and whether or not it ran into the
city right-of-way. He assured them
that it does not. It is however over a
water main and storm sewer and,
should the need arise to tear up his
driveway to get to them, it would be at
Butsavage’s expense. Sandgren will
check with Attorney Bogue regarding
an agreement to allow Eric Kahler to
build a garage.
Community Access Grant: Trustees
will not apply for a Community Access
Grant, offered through the Depart-
ment of Transportation, this year be-
cause of other unfinished projects in
town but may do so in 2015 for assis-
tance with paving the north side of
Main Street, which is not part of the
storm sewer grant/loan.
Nuisance complaints: Anyone who
wishes to file a nuisance complaint is
reminded that a written letter is
needed from the individual making the
complaint to jump-start the nuisance
ordinance and nuisance committee.
The nuisance committee was reminded
of one letter already received that
needs to be addressed.
Changes to employee job descrip-
tions: 079-2014- Hahn moved, sec-
onded by Sandgren to update the bar
manager/bartenders’ job descriptions,
as proposed, and that new copies of
those documents must be signed by the
employees who are affected and kept
in their personnel files. Carried.
STATUS REPORT: Trustees re-
viewed McKinstry’s written status re-
port with him. It is on file at City Hall.
They expressed concerns about the
possibility of mixing well water with
rural water at one city residence and
will request a back-flow preventer be
installed.
PRELIMINARY BUDGET: Hulm in-
vited input as she begins working on
the 2015 budget.
CORRESPONDENCE: 1.) There was
a letter from West River Cable TV, ad-
vising a rate increase for subscribers,
effective July 1, 2014; 2.) A copy of the
signed Community Access Grant from
SD DOT has been received and will be
filed for future reference. That
$193,500 grant is for reconstruction of
Coleman Ave. 3.) A letter from DENR
announced that the SD State Histori-
cal Society will not need a Cultural Re-
sources Effects Assessment Summary
to proceed with the proposed waste-
water treatment and sanitary sewer
collection system project. However, if
historical or cultural resources are dis-
covered during project construction,
the contractor is required to cease con-
struction and notify the State Histori-
cal Preservation Officer.
OPEN FORUM: 1.) Obtaining a trac-
tor lease for the summer of 2015 may
be researched; 2.) Swimming lessons
fees are $60 per swimmer this year
and pre-payment is due the Hettinger
Pool by July 1. An ad will be placed in
The Bison Courier.3.) Hahn asked
trustees to consider opening each pub-
lic meeting with a prayer.
CLAIMS: The following claims were
presented and approved for payment:
May payroll by department: Fin.
Admin - $1,100.04; Streets - $989.32;
Airport, $111.50; Parks, $449.46; Li-
brary, $1,249.52, Bar - $5,251.52;
Water - $890.58; Sewer – $807.92;
Solid Waste - $2,571.59. Total FICA,
$3,043.13; Health Ins, $979.81; SDRS,
$927.50; Supp. Retirement, $85; 1st
Nat’l Bank, debt repymt; $6,688.44;
Bison Courier, publ., $355.82; Bison
Grain Co., supp., $1,646.09; Bison
Imp., supp/repairs/maint, $385.84; BL
Contracting, prof. fees, $75,382.77;
Brosz Eng, prof fees, $10,235; Coca
Cola, supp., $71.40; Current Connec-
tion, equip/supp., $131.68; Dacotah
Bank, fees, $5.00; Dakota Feed,
supp./repairs/maint, $516.79; DPFCU,
postage/repairs/maint./travel/prof fees,
332.90; Dept. of Rev., sales tax,
$1,560.37; Duane Kolb TV, equip,
$700; Geo. Gerbracht, interest debt,
$840; Grand Elec., util, $2,712.35; Het-
tinger Candy, supp., $1,038.38; Hulm,
E., supp, $102.99; Jerome Bev., beer,
$1,905.50; Johnson Bros., on/off sale/
supp, $1,106.98; NW Bev., beer,
$4,192.05; NWSDRLA, prof. fees,
$2,444.37; Pepsi, supp., $442.90;
Perkins County Fairboard, rent, $300;
PCRWS, util, $3,667.30; Republic,
on/off sale, $1,990.41; S&S, supp,
$1,257.15; Servall, prof. fees, $220.68;
SD DENR, fees, $180; Taylor Nursery,
supp., $595; WRCTC, util, $321.26.
ADJOURNMENT: Kopren adjourned
the meeting at 10:45 p.m.
NEXT MEETING: Special meeting,
June 26, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.; Regular
July meeting on Monday, July 7, 2014
at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall.
ATTEST:
APPROVED:
Elizabeth Hulm, Finance Officer
David Kopren, President of the Board
[Published July 3, 2014 at a total ap-
proximate cost of $98.12.]
The Bison Courier • Thursday, July 3, 2014 • 13
BISON SCHOOL
BOARD AGENDA
ANNUAL MEETING
AND
BUDGET HEARING
July 14, 2014
7:00 pm
1.Pledge of Allegiance
2.Call to Order
3.Consent Agenda
a. Approve Agenda
b.Minutes
c.Financial Reports
4.Approval of Claims
5.Delegations
6.Void TSP check approved at
June meeting
7.Approve Bus contract
8.Teacher contract approval
9.Approve Supplemental Budget
10.Approve Contingency Trans-
fers
11.Close Senior Class Account
12.Adjournment of 2013- 2014
School Fiscal Year
13.Business Manager reconvenes
the meeting and conducts Presi-
dential Election
14.Oath of Office – New member
15.Election of Vice President
16.Official Designations
17.Budget Discussion
18.Budget Hearing – 8:00 pm
19.Set lunch ticket prices, admis-
sion fees, sub rates
20.Adopt state rates
21.Selection of NWAS representa-
tive
22.Wellness policy first reading of
revisions
23.Gym floor cover quote
24.Athletic/Teacher handbook
preview
25.Superintendent Report
26.Executive Session – for per-
sonnel matters
27.Adjournment –
Next meeting: August 11, 2014 at
7:00 pm.
[Published July 3, 2014 at a total
approximate cost of $19.86.]
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Grand River Roundup........................................................................................... by Betty Olson
Have you got enough moisture
yet? We have an official rain
gauge from the National Weather
Service and we collected just
under eight inches of rain in it
since the 1st of June. Almost six
inches of the total came in those
heavy rains last week and this
week. The rain this week had the
South Grand running out of its
banks again and when Holts
came to church Sunday morning
the Big Nasty was living up to its
name!
Although there were tornado
and hail storms threatening, we
never saw either of them here.
Ron and Nancy Dingfelder told
me about two of their siblings los-
ing homes to tornados last week.
Dingy’s sister, Diane and Bill
Wear, lost everything they had to
the tornado west of Camp Crook
last week and Nancy told me her
brother Ray Ginsbach’s home was
destroyed by the tornado that hit
Wessington Springs. Thankfully,
no lives were lost, but what a
mess to try to recover from!
As I write this on the last day in
June, a gale force wind is blowing
and the sky is clouded up again. I
washed four loads of clothes this
morning, hung them on the
clothesline, and had them back in
the house, folded and put away
before Reub came in for lunch.
The yard is littered with big
branches busted off and blown
out of trees in the yard. My
biggest trial was trying to keep
the laundry on the clothesline.
This weather has certainly been
interesting!
The alfalfa fields are infested by
weevils, so Reub swathed them
down and the guys have been try-
ing to get them baled. A bunch of
the alfalfa they cut down got wet
and some of it is completely
under water. When the wind hit
this morning Reub was turning
the windrows with the rake to
dry them out, but he had to quit
because the wind was blowing the
hay away. They have managed to
get quite a few bales put up
though.
Bill Johnson bought Trig in the
rodeo club slave auction this year
so Trig spent a couple days this
week helping Brad Johnson build
fence at Mark Vroman’s. Thurs-
day morning Trig took one of the
horses he’s breaking up to the
Hackamore and joined a bunch of
other neighbors helping Doll’s
move cows south of the river to
the Becker pasture. That after-
noon Taz came home from work
to get his horses and the trailer
ready for rodeos in Clear Lake
and Dickinson. When he opened
the front trailer door, who should
step out but Kelli Doll’s cat! Trig
had left the trailer door open at
the Hackamore and Big Tom just
climbed in to take a nap. Kelli
was pretty tickled to be reunited
with her cat when Trig brought
him back to her that evening!
A large crowd made it to Dead-
wood Friday for the Governor’s
Agriculture Summit at the Lodge.
Gov. Daugaard, Sec. of Agricul-
ture Lucas Lentsch, and Sen.
Mike Vehle were some of the
speakers and Rep. Gary Cam-
mack, Rep. Lee Qualm, Rep.
James Schaefer and yours truly
were the other legislators in at-
tendance. Linda Gilbert came
from Buffalo and her nephew Ty
Littau was there working with
the governor’s office.
It was raining hard when I left
the Lodge and it poured all the
way home. I had to drive under
40 mph most of the way home to
keep from hydroplaning. This
rain washed the road out down by
Zeona, so add that to the list of
much-needed road repair.
Joni Helms married Rene Gon-
zalez at the ranch Saturday and
we went to Reva for their recep-
tion at the Reva Hall. There was
lots of rain on Saturday, but
thankfully they used a tent for
their outdoor wedding!
The search for the young lady
lost in the flooding on Highway
85 last week has been called off.
Her story reminded me of the
story of David Nash drowning in
the South Grand River when he
tried to cross the flooded river on
horseback in 1932. We found a
story of his death in my Grandma
Lydia Wilkinson’s book that Es-
ther Mary Wilkinson put together
several years ago. Sunday after-
noon Reub and I drove over to
visit with David’s relatives, Den-
nis and Roger Nash, to see what
they remembered hearing about
David’s death and to see how they
survived the floods. We polished
off a couple pots of Dennis’ coffee
while we talked about historical
events in the Glendo community.
The Great Western Cattle Trail
Association will be hosting the re-
gional meeting of nine states dur-
ing the end of this week, starting
on the 4th of July at the Belle
Fourche Roundup Rodeo and at
the High Plains Western Her-
itage center in Spearfish on July
4, 5, and 6. Saturday, July 5th
will be the public gathering at the
Heritage Center in Spearfish
with cowboy music and poetry
starting at 1pm followed by the
Cattle Trail Project Presentation.
Sounds like a lot of fun. Come on
down!!
I’ll leave you with this cute 4th
of July story:
The Fourth of July weekend was
approaching, and Miss Pelham,
the nursery school teacher, took
the opportunity to tell her class
about patriotism. “We live in a
great country,” she announced.
“One of the things we should be
happy is that, in this country, we
are all free.”
Trevor, who was a little boy in
her class, came walking up to her
from the back of the room. He
stood with his hands on his hips
and said loudly, “I'm not free. I'm
four.”
14 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, July 3, 2014
Three U.S. Presidents, John Adams, Thomas
Jefferson and James Monroe, died on July 4th;
Adams and Jefferson died within hours of each
other in 1826 while Monroe died in 1831.
EMPLOYMENT
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CHILDHOOD Special Education
Teacher Contact: John Fathke, Di-
rector South Central Educational
Cooperative, Box 430, Tyndall, SD
57066, Phone: 1-800-568-4193,
Email: john.fathke@k12.sd.us.
REGIONAL NEWSPAPER AD-
VERTISING SALES representa-
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EXCITING OPPORTUNITY - THE
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- $72,265. Submit resume and City
Application by July 15th to Human
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Mitchell SD 57301 or bkelly@city-
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Equal Opportunity Employer.
POSITIONS OPEN AT MO-
BRIDGE-POLLOCK School Dis-
trict #62-6. One HS Social
Science/English teacher with or
without coaching, one K-5 Music
Teacher, two Elementary Education
teachers with or without coaching,
one Speech/Language Pathologist,
one MS Paraprofessional, one
Head Girls Basketball Coach, and
one full-time Baker/Assistant Cook.
Open until filled. EOE. Contact
Tim Frederick for more information
at 605-845-9204 or 605-848-6304.
Applications to be sent to Mo-
bridge-Pollock School District #62-
6; Attention: Tim Frederick; 1107
1st Avenue East; Mobridge SD
57601.
SISSETON SCHOOL DISTRICT
has the following openings: Upper
Elementary , Elem. PE, HS Eng-
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6-12 Vocal, Coaching also available.
Please contact Dr. Stephen Schulte
at stephen.schulte@k12.sd.us or
send cover letter, resume, certifica-
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seton, SD 57262.
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EDUCATION SPECIALIST ESA5
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ence, Masters Degree preferred.
Contact Quinn Lenk (605) 466-
2206, Quinn.Lenk@k12.sd.us.
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statewide for only $150.00. Put the
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Drivers Wanted: CDL, owner oper-
Advertising Rates:
DISPLAY ADS: $4.90 per column inch.
CLASSIFIED ADS: $5.90 for 30 words; 10¢ for each word
thereafter. $2.00 billing charge applies.
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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
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BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT: $41.00 for a 2x7 ad.
Legal Deadline is Friday at NOON! Ad Deadline is Monday
at NOON! 244-7199 or courier@sdplains.com
For Storm damage and road
closure please go to the
Perkins County Website @
perkinscounty.org B3-1tc
FOR SALE
8 week old Great Pyrenees/1/4
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HELP WANTED
Help Wanted: The Town of Bison
is now accepting applications for a
fulltime maintenance worker. Pay
negotiable. Benefits available. Ap-
plicants must be 18 and over.
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 Employer.
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Now Taking Applications: The
Perkins County Director of Equal-
ization Office is now taking appli-
cations for a full time appraiser.
Computer and customer service
skills required. Please submit
your job application or resume’ to
Perkins County Director of Equal-
ization, PO Box 6, Bison SD
57620. Contact Rownea Ger-
bracht at 244-5623 or 605-490-
1594 or e-mail
rownea@perkinscounty.org for an
application or for more informa-
tion. Deadline is July 7, 2014. An
equal opportunity employer.
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Early Childhood Teacher
/Home Visitor-Bison - TREC –
Badlands Head Start: Prenatal to
Five is seeking a high energy, self-
motivated and professional indi-
vidual to work as an Early
Childhood Teacher/Home Visitor
in Bison, South Dakota. A passion
for early childhood education/de-
velopment, experience working
successfully with a multi-discipli-
nary team, and multicultural
awareness are necessary. Strong
communication skills, experience
working with families of diverse
The Bison Courier • Thursday, July 3, 2014 • 15
ators, freight from Midwest up to
48 states, home regularly, newer
equipment, Health, 401K, call
Randy, A&A Express, 800-658-
3549.
FLATBED DRIVERS NEEDED.
$1200.00 sign on bonus, safety
bonus, fuel bonus, health insurance
and retirement program. Late
model trucks & trailers. Two years
OTR experience required. Contact
Gary @ l-877-468-5266
WANTED
SD License plates – registration
disc 1-357. Leather 358 – 608 –
lower numbers desired. Motorcycle
leather plates/registration disk.
Regular Plates and Samples. 605-
754-1908 or lockhartdj@gmail.com.
cultures, a valid driver’s license,
and travel are required. This in-
dividual will be working with
young children (ages 3-5) and
their families in a combo-option
(home-based and classroom)
model by providing and linking
families to comprehensive serv-
ices. This individual facilitates
implementation of all Head Start
services and regulations for
his/her caseload. This position
serves as the lead teacher in a
classroom of Head Start children
by planning, implementing and
supervising all classroom activi-
ties and other services. This is a 40
hour per week, 38 weeks per year
position from approximately mid-
August to mid-May. Due to Head
Start mandates, a minimum of a
BA/BS degree in Early Childhood
Education or a BA/BS degree and
coursework equivalent to a major
relating to early childhood educa-
tion with experience teaching pre-
school-age children is required.
Applicant should be willing to fur-
ther educational experiences.
Preference is given to individuals
with Head Start, early childhood
teaching, home visitation, or rele-
vant experience. Computer expe-
rience is required. Applicants are
subject to background checks and
drug screening. We provide a com-
petitive salary and benefit pack-
age. Salary is dependent upon
education and experience. For
more information and an applica-
tion, please call 605-723-8837.
This institution is an equal oppor-
tunity provider and employer. Po-
sition open until 7/18/14.
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