Volume 30 Number 20 November 1, 2012

Includes Tax


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

Dedicated friends and family walk for a cure
Did you know that one in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime? Nancy G Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G .Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today Komen for the Cure is the world's largest grassroots network for breast cancer survivors, activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. To date the organization invested more than $1.9 million the promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. On Saturday October 27th, Salli Kolb Blazey also honored her late sister, Vicki Kolb Young, who lost her 10 year battle to breast cancer on 01/18/11, by earning money for the Susan G Komen for a Cure movement. Salli sponsored a two mile walk for the Go Passionately Pink for a Cure campaign. There were 15 walkers who bundled up and walked the 2 miles. Lunch was served at the Bison Bar after the walk. The group earned $845 dollars for the cause.

Back Row: Margo Kronberg, Karen Plaggemeyer, Callie Kronberg, Michael Poland (Cam Arneson's father), and Sidney Arneson. Middle Row: Connie Aaker, Ruth Hobbs, Becky Krause, Ginger Dangerud, Pam Reder, Brittnee Aaker, Stephanie Kolb. Front Row: Salli Kolb Blazey, Ian Arneson, and Daphne Kolb.

Early registration deadline for applied reproductive strategies in beef cattle conference is Nov. 1
Nov.1 is the deadline for early registration for the 2012 Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle Conference held Dec. 3 and 4 in Sioux Falls. This is a rare opportunity to learn about the latest technologies in the Beef Industry from the researchers working on the technologies, says George Perry, Associate Professor and SDSU Extension Beef Reproduction Specialist. "This year's conference will focus on how we utilize advancing technologies to improve reproductive efficiencies, profitability, and the product that we all enjoy so well - BEEF," Perry said. "This is a tremendous opportunity to hear 27 speakers from across the United States and Canada speak on topics including; how to profit from implementing these technologies, and the latest research in the fields of Reproduction, nutrition, and genetics." Specific topics will include; what we can actually learn from genetic testing, how level of nutrition during gestation can impact future productivity of the fetus, how management can impact reproductive performance, and how bulls can be managed to increase reproductive performance. This conference is geared to veterinarians and producers, so all the speakers will be addressing how technologies and techniques can be utilized on cattle operations. Details are available at the conference Web site http://muconf.missouri.edu/ARSBC-SouthDakota/ or, for more information, contact Perry at (605) 688-5456 or reach him by email at George.Perry@sdstate.edu. In addition to the outstanding speakers that are on the program, there will also be a tradeshow with booths from all sponsors. Day one will conclude with handson activities where participants can become more familiar with several of the topics discussed. Register by Nov. 1 and save $50 The fee is $150 for registrations postmarked by Nov. 1 or $200 after that. Those planning to attend can reserve rooms at the conference rate of $89.99 plus tax by calling the Best Western Ramkota in Sioux Falls at (605) 336-0650. Be sure to ask for the Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle conference rate.

Medicare open enrollment period begins Recipients urged to review options
The open enrollment period for Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage plans is Oct. 15-Dec. 7, 2012. “One of the things we want people to know is that if they have a Medicare Advantage plan the only time they can make changes to their plans is Oct. 15-Dec. 7, 2012,” said Kim Malsam-Rysdon, secretary for the South Dakota Department of Social Services. “All Medicare recipients should take this time to review their current plans and consider whether a change in coverage is necessary for them.” Medicare Advantage is a health plan offered by a private company that contracts with Medicare to provide Part A and Part B coverage (hospital, skilled nursing, home health, hospice, doctors’ care and other outpatient services). Medicare Part D offers prescription drug coverage for all people with Medicare; the drug coverage includes both brand name and generic drugs. Beginning Oct. 15, trained volunteers from the South Dakota Senior Health Information and Insurance Education Program (SHIINE) will offer free assistance to seniors seeking additional Medicare information. SHIINE volunteers can help seniors compare plans, evaluate their current coverage and fill out paperwork. Seniors taking advantage of the free one-on-one counseling should bring their Medicare card and a current list of medications. The volunteers will use the information to sort through the Medicare Plan Finder and compare coverage options. The Plan Finder can also be accessed from home at www.medicare.gov For more information on SHIINE or to meet with a volunteer in your community, call 1-800-5368197 or contact your Regional Coordinator.

“Attention” Fall supper at Immanuel Lutheran Church at Zeona (the church on a hill 14 miles north of Mud Butte) on Saturday, November 10th, starting at 4:30 p.m. Serving beef stew, chicken noodle soup, sandwiches, relish tray and pies! Free will offering appreciated, at 7 p.m. Clint Ridley from St. Onge will show pictures and tell about his Ag trip to China. Everyone welcome and that includes you HUNTERS!

Reminder: October 31, 2012 is the due date for the last half of taxes. Interest and penalty will accrue beginning November 1st.

Please plan to attend the community-wide prayer gathering, Under His Wings, Sunday eve., November 4, 6:00 pm at Grand Electric.

Highlights & Happenings

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Thursday, November 1
cream of potato soup meat salad sandwich stewed tomatoes lemon jello w/topping seasonal fruit

Letters to the Editor
SOUTH DAKOTA GOT IT RIGHT! Recently I've been asking people if they know what our state motto says. Don't feel bad if you can't bring it to mind. I could not recall it either, but I was reminded when I saw the South Dakota State Flag displayed in our school gym. As I looked at the flag, I saw the our motto, "Under God, the people rule." The folks who came up with these words for our state motto got it right! They recognized the importance of the authority and supremacy of God in our daily lives and in the governing of our State. They recognized what George Washington stated many years earlier, "Mankind, when left to themselves, are unfit for governing. It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible." Our nation's pledge of allegiance states it similarly, "one nation under God." In the past we have acknowledged that it is God Almighty who gives us the ability to rule or govern ourselves, but now we see the removal of God from the public areas of our lives and the removal of God from any influence in our government. We cannot hope to have a government that is true and just and that is honorable and respectable if we purposely remove ourselves from being a nation "under God." When we tell God He has no place in our country, we forfeit His blessing and favor. When we acknowledge God's supreme authority and invite Him to lead us, He is faithful to give us and those we elect the wisdom and ability to govern fairly and honestly. It is is then and only then that our government is "of the people, by the people, and for the people." As citizens of the great state of South Dakota, we need to rise up and lead our nation back to the place of putting God in His rightful place. Our motto is not, "under people, the people rule;" but it is "UNDER GOD, THE PEOPLE RULE." It is time as the people of the United States of America to acknowledge Him in all our ways, and let Him direct our paths. Sincerely, /s/Phil H. Hahn Philip H. Hahn

Vote "No" on IM 15

Hot beef on bread w/gravy mashed potatoes green beans, peaches vanilla ice cream

Friday, November 2

Monday, November 5
Salisbury steak mashed potatoes parsley carrots grapes

Tuesday, November 6
Turkey ala king mashed potatoes california vegetables peaches lime perfection salad

Wednesday, November 7
Ham & potato omelet green beans cinnamon rolls plums

I am voting “No” on Initiated Measure 15, the proposed sales tax increase. Let me tell you why. IM 15 would be the single largest tax increase in the history of South Dakota. A “one penny” increase might not sound like much – but it is a 25 percent increase in the sales tax that will take another $180 million, every year, out of your pockets. It is easy to raise taxes “just a little bit - just this once.” It is easy to believe that we can tax and spend without consequences. From Washington, DC to California to Greece, that approach has been tried and it has failed. Although the advertising in favor of IM 15 has focused on education, in fact only half of the proceeds of this tax increase would go to schools. The other half will go hospitals, doctors, nursing homes, and other Medicaid providers, primarily to pay higher rates for the same services. Last year, I proposed and the legislature passed a budget that made tough cuts to eliminate our state’s structural deficit. That budget included a 10 percent gen-

eral fund cut to every state department, a 10 percent cut to Medicaid, and an 8.3 percent cut to K-12 education. The total cut to Medicaid and to K-12 education, combined, was $77 million. Last year, we passed a budget that restored $18 million. That means it would take $59 million to “restore” the remainder of what was cut. This $180 million tax increase would raise over triple what is necessary to restore the remaining cuts. In South Dakota, we keep government small and efficient. We live within our means. We keep taxes low. We believe that economic growth, not higher taxes, is the way to pay for government services. Our South Dakota way is working. Our unemployment is low, and our personal income growth is high. We are adding jobs and our tax collections are going up. We have one of the strongest economies in the nation. Let’s not change a winning formula. Please join me in voting “No” on Initiated Measure 15. Dennis Daugaard, Pierre SD

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Saturday, November 3, 2012 9 - 3 at the Bentley Building Perkins County Fairgrounds Bison, SD
Sponsored by: Perkins County CFEL Club Proceeds go to their Scholarship Fund

Bison Downtown Commercial & Craft Fair
Everyone Welcome!
Saturday, November 3, 10 - 4 Free coffee, lemonade & cookies For more information call Joyce Waddell 390-3978 or Beth Hulm 244-5231

Tiss Treib made a trip to Hettinger Tuesday for therapy. Al and Tiss Treib made a trip to Hettinger Thursday. Tiss had therapy and a meeting at work. Tiss Treib called on John and Shirley Johnson briefly Saturday afternoon. Lucas, Donna, Dusti, Stanford, Dally, Peyton and LaKrista Allen were Sunday afternoon and supper guests of Al and Tiss Treib. Martin Vold of MN and friends of Bemidji, MN, cousins of John, are visiting and hunting in the area. Thelma Sandgren was a Friday afternoon coffee guests of John and Shirley Johnson. Duane Meink called on his mother, Helen Meink several times this week. Jim and Patsy Miller visited with Violet Miller in Hettinger Tuesday. Patsy Miller traveled to Bismarck with Barb Lyon Friday. Jim Miller played cards at the Senior Center Friday in Hettinger. Matt and Christi Miller spent Saturday with Jim and Patsy Miller. Nolan and Linda Seim and family traveled to Bismarck Friday and met Kathy Seim and Ole Herland for dinner. Monte Frey and some friends spent the weekend hunting at the Frey ranch. Becky and Carter Johnson of Casper, WY and Leo and Bonita Boespflug of Ranchester, WY and Isabel Boespflug were Saturday supper guests of Keith and Bev Hoffman. Wednesday, Thelma Sandgren

Rosebud News..........by Tiss Treib

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Walking for Vicki and a cure for breast cancer

checked on Helen Meink and exchanged magazines. Thursday, Jim and Patsy Miller brought Thelma Sandgren supplies from Bison, had coffee and Jim did some chores for Thelma. Friday was Thelma’s usual day in Hettinger and she visited at the Nursing Home and also stopped to visit with John and Shirley Johnson. Saturday, James and Marci Sandgren came up to the ranch to have lunch with Thelma Sandgren and did a bunch of chores. Sunday, James and Marci Sandgren came up the ranch and James finished his chores. Pierce Keller, Brookings, SD arrived at Albert and Bridget Kellers on Thursday to do more electrical work on the house. Bridget Keller and Lil Albert and Dawn Harris were at the Fall Fest in Bison where they had their Keller Kreations and Dakota Dawns Designs booth. Sunday, Bert and Pat Keller, Trail City, SD came to help work on the house. Jim Lockert and Steve Sheldon stopped in to look at the fireplace design to be done. Albert Keller returned home Sunday evening from work in Montana. Justin, Jo and Jacob Seim arrived Saturday afternoon at Tim and JoAnne Seim’s to spend the weekend. Justin, Jo, Jacob and JoAnne Seim visited with Wilford and Delores Seim Saturday afternoon. Tim and JoAnne Seim were brief Sunday afternoon visitors of Ron and Charlotte Ford. Rosebud Worship will be at 8:00 am on November 4th.

Above; Sydney Arneson, Michael Poland, Ian Arneson, Becky Krause, Ginger Dangerud, Stephanie Kolb, Karen Pam Reder, Plaggemeyer, Margo Kronberg, Kallie Kronberg, Connie aaker, Sallie Blazey and Brittnee Aaker To the left; Sydney and Ian Arneson walked with Grandpa Michael Poland (Cam Arneson's father) Cam lost a courageous battle with breast cancer.

Dr. Jason M. Hafner Dr. David J. Prosser

Every 1st Wed. of the month Every 3rd Wed. of the month

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Grandparents Day at Bison Elementary
About 150 grandparents, elementary students and staff attended the annual Grandparent's/Grandpal's Day at Bison School on Thursday, October 25. The grandparents/grandpals and students played Bingo and had an opportunity to visit while enjoying refreshments. Following the activities in the gym everyone visited the elementary classrooms. This activity was planned by the Bison School elementary staff and is part of the Title I Schoolwide Plan.

Pam Seim came to Bison to play Bingo with granddaughter Jayda Seim.

Jim Wishard, Grace Holzer, Caden Glover, Mary Helen Clark, Alice Wishard and Garrett Holzer enjoy playing Bingo

Cheryl Hulm and granddaughter Maddie Hulm got to spend time together.

Della Hatle with grandson Will Hatle. Ella Hulm, Jetta Hulm and Arlis Seim enjoyed playing Bingo.

Bison Clinic
November schedule

Open Monday - Friday 8:00 - 5:00 Appointments 8:30 - 4:30 Closed from Noon - 1:00 pm

Dan Kvale, MSPA-C • Monday - Friday Closed November 22

105 W Main 605-244-5206

Obituaries Percy Bekken
encouraged his love of being a meticulous mechanic on his vehicles and the vehicles for the Fire Department and his “work” vehicles. After graduation from Newell High School in 1979 Percy worked several years for the Locker Plant in Newell. While his fingers were still attached he opted for a job change and worked for a number of years in Meade County first, as a dispatcher, then head dispatcher, followed by Emergency 911 Coordinator. He became a very good listener in this job. After several years in this position he worked out of the Meade County Sheriffs department as a Reserve Deputy and as a Civil Process Deputy. Each of these jobs gave him a chance to make new friends and interact with their families. Another job change brought him back to Butte County as the Emergency Management Coordinator and many more friends. Percy had a great many community interests including the Newell Fire Department for which he served as Treasurer and President and a few other committees for them through the years. He and his Mom both gave time on the Newell Ambulance Crew. Percy joined the Wyoming State Marching Band as a chaperone with his Band Director brother John to the Rose Bowl Parade in 2000 with a group of 515 students. Other trips for Percy as a chaperone included: two more trips to Pasadena, CA, an Inauguration Parade in Washington DC and a trip to Hawaii. This year he was planning to chaperone the Band to

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Pastors Perspective
the Macy’s Day Parade and also “march” with the Band. He had been getting “in shape” by walking several miles or riding his bike at night. He took numerous photos of the Band during the year which were posted on web pages for the students. He had a love of Photography and taking pictures to document Fire trucks, fires, family and enough pictures of Bear Butte to fill a large book. He loved to fish and hunt with family and friends. He leaves behind his sister Lorretta (Clyde) Hafner, Bison, South Dakota; Brother John (Pat), Lander Wyoming; Nephews: Terry Hafner, Bison SD: Trevor (Christina) Bekken, Lander WY and Brook Bekken of Hudson, WY. Great nieces: Nicole Hafner, Bison SD and Easton Bekken of Lander, WY and great step nephew Gerald Hafner of Bison SD and a several cousins. Percy was preceded in death by nephew Rick Hafner in 1994, his Father Tillman in 1998 and Mother, Marrietta in 2003. Visitation will be noon until 9 p.m. on Wednesday at the Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, November 1, 2012 at the Austin Auditorium in Newell with Rev. Marcia Brennan officiating. Burial follows at the Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery at Zeona. Memorials have been established to the Newell Volunteer Ambulance and Fire Departments. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.kinkadefunerals .com.

Earthly life for Percy James Bekken ended October 25, 2012 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital. He was the youngest child born in Belle Fourche, South Dakota to Tillman C Bekken and Marrietta (Robinson) Bekken on June 27, 1961. He joined a sister Lorretta and a brother, John. They lived on a farm East of Newell, moving into Newell just before Percy started grade school. In his youth he was active in Boys Scouts and was proud of his achievements. He loved to build ramps for riding his bike on until an injury to his arm slowed his conviction to the sport. In school he was active in the music program with his trombone and his voice. He was active in his church in Luther League. During his high school years he had a job delivering papers for the Rapid City Journal and also worked at the 212 – 79 Service Station doing whatever needed to be done. His work there

Desperation! As we approach the upcoming election, we need to be reminded as a nation and as a community to turn to God in prayer. Psalm 79:8-9 is a prayer that we can cry out to God, "May your mercy come quickly to meet us for we are in desperate need. Help us, O God our Savior, for the glory of your Name; deliver us and forgive our sins." Do we recognize our desperate need for God? II Chronicles 7:14 is a call for all Christians to fall on our knees in humility and prayer before the LORD our God, to seek His face, His truth, His wisdom, and to turn from our sinful, selfish ways. If we answer His call in obedience, then He promises to hear from heaven, to forgive us of our sinful ways and cleanse us, and to heal our land to bring His blessing and His favor upon us. Do we want God's blessing on our country? Do we want God's favor on our community? Then let's do what God calls us to do. Let's gather together as a community of believers and pray for our nation, our leaders, and for the election. Let's pray for God's mercy to come and meet us quickly for we truly are in desperate need. Will you meet on Sunday evening, November 4, at 6:00pm at Grand Electric and join me in crying out to our only source of help and hope? SEE YOU THERE!

Pastor Phil Hahn Grace Baptist Church

Sunday School 9:30 a.m. • Worship Service - 10:30a.m. Wednesday Prayer Mtg. - 6:30 p.m.

Grace Baptist Church • Pastor Phil Hahn Church of Christ

Holiday tours offered at Governor’s Mansion
First Lady Linda Daugaard announced today that public tours to view Christmas finery at the Governor’s Mansion will be offered on two Mondays in December. “The Governor’s Mansion is beautiful during the holiday season, and Dennis and I would like to share that with all South Dakotans,” the First Lady said. “We are so very fortunate to live in this home, but it really belongs to all of us.” The holiday tours are scheduled for Dec. 10 and Dec. 17. Six tours will be conducted each day (9 a.m.; 10 a.m.; 11 a.m.; 1 p.m.; 2 p.m.; 3 p.m.). Those wishing to take the Governor’s Mansion tours must obtain tickets (free) in advance from the Pierre Chamber of Commerce. There is a limit of 40 people per tour. The Chamber of Commerce can be reached at 605-224-7361.s

• round • cross-shaped

Christmas Wreaths for sale two styles • $20.00 each
orders must be received by November 9 to order call Pam Reder 244-7224 Heidi Kopren 244-5524

Prairie Fellowship Parish ELCA • Pastor Margie Hershey
Indian Creek - 8:00 a.m. • American - 9:30 a.m. • Rosebud - 11:00 a.m.

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. Tuesday Bible Class - 7:00 p.m. South Jct. of Highways 73 & 20 Sunday School - 10:00 a.m., Worship Service - 11:00 a.m.

Coal Springs Community Church Pastors Nels & Angie Easterby

Seventh Day Adventist Church • Pastor Donavon Kack
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 - 10:30 a.m., Worship Service - 11:00 a.m.

First Presbyterian Church • Pastor Florence Hoff, CRE
Reva • Sunday School 9:45, Worship Service - 11:00 a.m., WMF 2nd Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.

Holland Center Christian Reformed Church Pastor Brad Burkhalter • Lodgepole
Worship Service - 8:00 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. • Worship Service -10:30 a.m.

Slim Buttes Lutheran • Pastor Henry Mohagen
Prairie City Sunday School - 10:00 a.m., Morning Worship - 11:00 a.m. Vesper Service - 6:00 p.m., Wed. Evenings - 7:30 p.m.

Delivery immediately after Thanksgiving
sponsored by American Lutheran Church

Beckman Wesleyan Church • Pastor Brad Burkhalter

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Summer reading program awards -----------------

The students in grades K-8 at Bison School who participated in the 2012 Summer Reading Program for the School Library.

Above the prize winners from each grade: Kim Kvale, 8th grade; Bailee Storm 6th grade; Katie Kvale, 4th grade; Will Hatle, 3rd grade; Taylor Fisher, 5th grade; Maddie Hulm 1st grade; Caden Glover, Kindergarten; Kaia Day, 2nd grade To the right; Travis Storm read the most books.

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Youth engineers participate in 4-H National Youth Science
Fifteen youth in Bison, SD joined youth across the state and nation to turn a toothbrush, pager vibrating motor, double-sided mounting tape, and a watch battery into a robot capable of cleaning up a simulated environmental spill. The experiment in Bison was held in conjunction with other events across the nation as part of the fifth annual 4-H National Youth Science Day (NYSD). This annual event seeks to spark an early youth interest in science and future science careers, and to reclaim the nation's position of leadership in scientific exploration. As part of 4-H NYSD, youth participated in the 4H Eco-Bot Challenge: the 2012 National Science Experiment. Ida Schmidt, the 4-H Youth Advisor for Perkins and Harding Counties stated “The Bison 5th and 6th grade students really enjoyed building the Eco-Bots and watching as they worked. It was so much fun watching the students light up with excitement as they worked on this project. The students were also able to take advantage of numerous learning opportunities associated with the challenge including: teamwork, building the robot, problem solving, data collection and analysis. It was great to see the students having so much fun all the while they were learning and they didn’t even realize it.” Designed by The Ohio State University Extension, this year's experiment introduced youth to robotic engineering concepts as they programmed an autonomous robot to clean up a simulated environmental spill. The 4-H Eco-Bot Challenge demonstrates that by utilizing engineering principles, youth can have a positive impact on communities and ecosystems. “4-H National Youth Science Day is a really neat concept in that it gives youth the opportunity to explore the ‘What ifs?’ that arise during the development and planning of the experiment. Those kinds of critical thinking and creative thinking skills are critical to future success—whether the youth ultimately choose professions in science or completely different fields.” said Adrienne McKeown, president of the South Dakota 4-H Foundation.

WELCOME Dr. Carrie Ann Ranum, Pediatrics Dr. Carrie Ann Ranum is a board-eligible pediatrician at West River Health Services. She is specially trained in the medical care of infants, children and adolescents; and will be seeing patients in the Hettinger Clinic on Tues., & Thurs.; traveling to the Lemmon Clinic on Mon. afternoon; Bowman Clinic on Wed.; and the New England Clinic on Friday morning. Dr. Jennifer Sheffield, Family Medicine Dr. Sheffield is a family medicine physician. Family Medicine is total health care of patients and their families, regardless of age. She will be seeing patients in the Hettinger Clinic on Mon., Thurs., & Fri.; traveling to the Mott Clinic on Tues.; and the New England Clinic on Thurs. In the near future she’ll travel to the Lemmon Clinic.


Scheduling Change at the WRHS Bowman Clinic Dr. Hoerauf and Dr. Houle switched days at the Bowman Clinic to better serve their patients. Dr. Hoerauf is a board-certified internal medicine and geriatric physician. He will see patients at the Bowman Clinic on Wed. of each week. Dr. Houle, is a board- certified family medicine physician with a special interest in obstetrics and will see patients in the Bowman Clinic on Thurs. of each week. Auxiliary Raffle Prizes include: Kindle Fire - $100 Gift Card - $75 RADA Cutlery Gift Basket. Drawing to be held at the Annual Turkey Luncheon on Nov. 1. If you would like tickets, please call or contact Cindy at 567-6190 or cindyh@wrhs.com
Hettinger Lutheran Church Basement on Thurs., Nov. 1 from 11 am. – 1 pm. Carry-outs available in town. Call 567-2598 the day of.

Dr. Joshua Ranum, Internal Medicine Dr. Ranum is an internal medicine physician and will be seeing patients in the Hettinger Clinic on Mon., Wed. & Fri.; traveling to the Lemmon Clinic on Tues. and Mott Clinic on Thurs.

WRHS Auxiliary Turkey Luncheon

Living with Diabetes Heart Healthy Eating presented by Linda Nudell certified diabetes educator in Classroom I on Mon., Nov. 12 from 2 - 4 p.m. Pre-registration required by calling 567-6203. Audiologist, Dr. David Ness Dr. Ness is an audiologist. He will be seeing patients in the Hettinger Clinic every second Tues. of each month and his next appointment date is Nov. 13. Call 701-227-7920 to schedule an appointment.

Diabetes Health Fair Barb West and Linda Nudell certified diabetes educators, invite you to our Diabetes Health Fair on Thurs., Nov. 15 at the NDSU Research and Extension Center in Hettinger. Stop by ANYTIME between 1:00 pm and 3:30 pm to talk to different vendors and learn about glucose monitors, diabetes medicines, insulin, and insulin pumps, and visit with Barb and Linda. Marleigh Hulm, Kiley Schuchard and Tanner Cables are showing excellent teamwork while 4-H Youth Advisor oversees the challenge.

1000 Highway 12 • Hettinger, ND 58639-7530 701-567-4561 • www.wrhs.com

Page 8 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, November 1, 2012 DEADLINE DATES! •FORAGE AND PRF IN ALL COUNTIES •WHEAT In Winter Wheat Counties
November 14th, 2012: all wheat production, winter wheat acreage reporting, to get in or out of PRF, and PRF Acreage due.
We now do electronic signatures so you must come in and sign when making any changes and reporting acreage and/or production.
Incorrect information regarding a spouse or Tax ID # will void your policy but not your premium.

Ryen qualifies for National Make it with Wool

Farmers Union Insurance Agency 404 Main Avenue • Lemmon, SD 57638 605-374-3462 or 1-888-868-3282

Annual Badlands Art Association Art Show
Celebrating our 41st Year
November 9, 10, 11 Grand Dakota Lodge/Ramada Inn Dickinson, ND

for more information: EDee Steckler 701-483-0178, or 701-290-0876 edeeanne@ndsupernet.com

All Artist Invited to take part

Christie Ryen, Prairie City, SD; adult winner; Jayme Juntunen, Bryant, Jr. winner; and Mallory Muntefering, Dimock, Sr. winner.

Bring On The Offers! This 3 bedroom home Remodeled kitchen is move-in-ready. w/hickory cabinets & new flooring in 2011. Main floor laundry. $91,500

Beautiful Sandstone Home! 4 bedroom, wrap around porch, garden shed, fireplace, close to parks, schools and more. $114,900

Golf Course Treasure! 6 bedrooms, 4 bath, remodeled kitchen w/new cabinets, flooring & granite countertops. Located on the #6 green. $362,750

Excellent Commercial Property! Just off Insulated, Hwy 85 in Belle Fourche. heated, floor drains, office, restroom. Well suited for a wide variety of manufacturing/ industrial. $98,500

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Control Pocket Gophers & Black-Tailed Prairie Dogs Rozol Prairie Dog Bait

Don’t forget to turn your clock back one hour on Saturday evening. Also, take time to change the batteries in your smoke alarm!

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Shelterbelt planning, establishment and maintenance
Several cultivations during the growing season are best. Care should be taken not to cultivate too deep as tree roots may be damaged. Perennial weeds should be sprayed with herbicides and allowed time to die before cultivation. The use of weed control fabric has become very common with shelterbelts in the last twenty years. It acts as a physical barrier to weed emergence, prevents sunlight from reaching germinating weed seeds and conserves moisture. It is important to either do tillage or mowing between the rows several times during the growing season. Otherwise, weeds can grow big with roots reaching underneath the fabric robbing moisture from the trees. Herbicides can be used to effectively control problem weeds, especially perennials. Use of pre-emergent and post emergent herbicides along the edge of weed control fabric eliminates strips of weeds left from tillage and it is possible to eliminate weeds between trees and growing through the slits next to the trees. It is possible to control many annual weeds and save some moisture with pre-emergent herbicides without the use of weed control fabric in the rows of shelterbelts. A 4 foot wide band of herbicide is sprayed directly over the row after the killing frost in the autumn when trees are dormant. After 4-5 years and the trees are established and too big to spray over, use of pre-emergent herbicides can be stopped. Shelterbelts can be damaged by livestock and upland wildlife. Construction and maintenance of appropriate protective fence should be done as needed. In some situations the use of tree protectors and wildlife repellents may also be warranted. My sources for this news release were the Montana State Seedling Nursery and Natural Resources Conservation Service. If you would like more information about “Shelterbelt Planning, Establishment and Maintenance,” call Bob Drown at the Conservation Office at 605-244-5222, Extension 4.

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By Robert W. Drown, Natural Resource Specialist There are several keys to successful shelterbelt establishment. Select the right site and location to accomplish the intended purpose. Evaluate the soils map and slope conditions for site limitations. Design the orientation and length, so as to protect the intended area without causing problems in adjacent areas. The planned width between rows should be suitable for tree species and the equipment to be used for maintenance. Select species that are proven to do well on the soils, growth rates to provide protection soon enough, mature heights to protect a big enough area and longevity for dependability for the future. Make plans for long-term weed control by using mechanical methods, mulches and chemicals. Site preparation for shelterbelts is very important. The best time to begin weed control is prior to planting. Perform deep tillage 9”12” deep one year prior to planting to reduce weeds and bank soil moisture. Clean cultivate the site and / or use herbicides to keep the site weed free. Limit spring tillage to a light disc or harrow to remove new annuals and save moisture. When designing and selecting species for shelterbelts, plan for 5 or more rows for primary protection from the north and west and 2-3 rows for secondary protection from the south and east. Include at least 1 row of evergreen species and at least 1 row of fast growing broadleaf species. Ensure that snow accumulation does not crush or break down leeward rows by planting tree and shrub species that are best suited for leeward rows. It is important to select species that are adapted to our area and USDA Hardiness Zone. Good care and maintenance of your shelterbelt will result years of good service. Weed control and soil moisture retention are critical and related to long-term survival. Weeds can use most of the available moisture and greatly reduce tree seedling growth and survival. Mechanical weed control is very effective at bringing weed seeds to the soil surface for germination and controlling annual weeds.

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New Rainfall Insurance For 2013 Pasture & Hayland
The Pasture, Rangeland & Forage – Rainfall Index (PRF-RI) is based on NOAA data and uses an approximate 12x12 mile grid. Producers must select at least two, two-month time periods in which precipitation is important for the growth and production of forage/pasture. These time periods are called index intervals. Insurance payments to the producer suffering a loss are calculated based on the deviation from normal precipitation with the grid and index intervals selected. This insurance coverage is for a single peril – lack of precipitation.

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Bison Cardinals play Colome in

Players stand at attention for the National Anthem, at the Colome playoff game.

2012 Drought impact on breeding success in the South Dakota cowherd
The breeding success in the South Dakota cowherd was quite variable this summer because of heat and drought. Extension Beef Reproduction Specialist George Perry explains cows that were bred in the early part of the summer settled a pregnancy quite well but when summer temperatures began to spike, many cows were just too hot to breed. "Where we've seen the majority of problems occurring this year are actually the animals trying to be bred end of June and into July when we had the really hot weather," Perry said. "If we raise the rectal body temperature as little as 2 degrees, we can actually retard embryo growth and therefore we don't get near as good of pregnancy rates." Perry says heat stress may also have impacted semen quality of bulls. "On bulls there is more of a lasting effect of that heat, even heat for a short period of time, since spermatogenesis in the bull is a 61-day process, if the bulls get too hot or their testes get too hot, the sperm that is actually being formed can be impacted and actually impact fertility up to two months later depending on how severe it was." The heat stress was compounded by the drought, with summer pastures falling short for many cows' nutritional needs. "When she starts losing condition, unless that embryo is well established it's one of the first things that can be lost," he said. Perry urges cattlemen to monitor and boost their herd's body condition now if needed before winter sets in as after weaning is the easiest time to improve body score - setting the stage for successful calving. To learn more about this topic, visit the beef tab on igrow.org. More information on fertility and body condition scoring will also be presented at the 2012 Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle Conference. The conference will be held in Sioux Falls S.D., Dec. 3 and 4. The full program and list of speakers is available at http://muconf.missouri.edu/ARSB C-SouthDakota.

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playoff game ........
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We got some moisture this week! It rained Monday and Tuesday, followed by snow on Wednesday, and the rain gauge totaled almost a half inch over the three days. For the first time in a looong time, we didn’t worry about fires. This week started out a little rough. I came down with the flu Sunday and had to miss the church supper at Rosebud for the first time in years. Darn! I spent Monday cooking, cleaning, and trying not to throw up while we got ready to wean calves on Tuesday. GF&P Sec. Vonk didn’t help my disposition any when he called Monday morning to tell me that the feds had denied his request to take wolves off the endangered species list in the western Dakotas like they promised to do earlier in the year. We weren’t surprised that the USFW lied to us again, but Sec. Vonk is talking to the governor’s office to see how we need to go about taking wolves off the endangered species list and putting them on the predator list in South Dakota. I'll keep you posted. Rone Jenson, Bill Holt, Jeremy Stadheim, Doug Doll, and Jim Oatman helped wean and haul calves home from the Smith place on Tuesday. Jim Oatman came to help Dolls for a few days and it was sure nice to see him. Casey went to the Hack-

Grand River Roundup......................................................................................By Betty Olson
amore to help the crew at Dolls wean calves in that freezing weather on Wednesday. Ty Thybo rode horseback all the way from the Bar H and warmed his socks in the dryer at Jan’s before he rode back in the cold. He’s a tough bugger! My sister’s husband was hospitalized in Hettinger Tuesday. Wednesday morning Ken was taken by ambulance to Rapid City where doctors put another stint in his heart Thursday and sent him home. Kathy (Holt) Larsen’s husband Charley had also been having heart problems. They were gathering cows at their ranch near Sheridan on Tuesday when Charley had a heart attack and died doing what he loved. Charley’s funeral was Saturday in Sheridan. Mildred Kaitfors, age 92 of Reeder, passed away on October 19th in Mott. Her funeral was Tuesday at the Centennial Chapel in Hettinger with burial in the Golden Valley Cemetery south of Reeder. Jeannie Padden, 75, of Camp Crook, died Monday at the hospital in Rapid City. Jeannie’s funeral was Friday in Camp Crook with burial in the Fairview Cemetery. Harry “Jim” Turbiville, 87, passed away last Sunday at the Southwest Health Care Facility in Bowman. His funeral was Saturday at the Camp Crook Rec Center with burial in the Fairview Cemetery. Please keep the families of this fine folks in your prayers. Bill Vroman invited me to lunch at the Senior Citizens Center in Buffalo Friday to explain the ballot issues to the crowd. Most of the seven ballot issues are relatively harmless. I’ll vote yes on some and no on some, but I am an empathic NO on Initiated Measure 15, which, if passed, will be the largest tax increase in South Dakota history with NO legislative oversight! Please excuse me while I climb up on my soapbox: Initiated Measure 15 increases the state sales and use tax from four cents to five cents on nearly everything you buy, a 25% tax increase that would take an estimated $180 million in additional tax dollars from South Dakota taxpayers. IM15 locks in the permanent tax increase for two special interests, K-12 education and Medicaid, on top of what is already being spent for those two programs. Now is not the time to take another $180 million out of taxpayers' pockets. The state just ended its fiscal year with $48 million in savings and unexpected revenues. We are experiencing the worst drought in decades, we’re facing the possibility of dipping into another nationwide recession, and there are grave concerns about our staggering federal deficit. The proposed increase in sales tax has no expiration date and NONE of the money can be used for any other needs the state may face in the future, such as criminal justice, higher education, public infrastructure and other programs necessary to our citizens. And to compound the problem, Senate Appropriations Committee chairman Corey Brown points out that the poorly-written proposal also mandates the taking of 20% of the sales taxes paid by people in stores during December, 2012, before the tax increase goes into effect on January 1, 2013 which causes a 9.8 million dollar hole in this year’s budget! “This is another good reason to vote against Initiated Measure #15 on November 6th,” said Brown. “It’s another example of a poorly written initiative leaving unintended consequences.” Helen Marty celebrated her 90th birthday Saturday with a multitude of friends and relatives at the Holiday Inn in Spearfish. Her kids hosted a wonderful party and we got to visit with old friends and neighbors we hadn’t seen for a while. Helen’s daughter Liz May has al-

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most forgiven me for talking her into running for the legislature in District 27. She’ll have a tough race, but her husband Avery is hoping she wins, because he’s looking forward to a little quiet time during the 2013 legislative session! This is the most critical presidential election in the history of our great nation. Our national debt is $16.2 TRILLION and climbing, the economy is in the tank, unemployment and welfare recipients have skyrocketed, and the administration is scrambling to cover up its malfeasance that led to the death of our Ambassador and three others in Libya after they had called for help that was readily available, but was denied to them. I enjoyed this story I got from Don Seaton: A woman was playing golf when she took a big swing and fell. The party waiting behind her was a group from the White House that included President Obama. Obama quickly stepped forward and helped her to her feet. She thanked him and started to leave, when he said, "I'm President Obama and I hope you'll vote for me this November." She laughed and quickly said, "Sorry Mr. President, but I fell on my rear, not my head!"

Brett Price benefit -- Family, friends and loved ones are requesting your help for Brett Price. In May 2012, Brett Price as involved in an automobile accident in which he sustained severe nerve and tendon damage to his arm and hand. For the nerve and tendons to be repaired the surgery needs to be done as soon as possible to have full use of his arm and hand. Brett has lived and ranched in the Maurine, SD area his entire life. He continues to ranch along with his wife Ashly, and young children Rylee (5) and Roan (1). An account has been opened at First Interstate Bank to help Brett, Ashly and family with their medical costs, surgery and travel costs to Mayo Clinic. If you would like to donate to help this young family please drop off donations at any First Interstate Bank or send monetary donations to Brett Price Fund, PO Box 9, Sturgis, SD 57785.

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South Dakota Department of Agriculture seeks input from producers on disaster relief
Coordinating efforts with the Governor’s Drought Task Force, the South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) is asking farmers and ranchers who struggled with this year’s extreme drought conditions to send their ideas on drought disaster relief. “SDDA wants to know how we can best help our producers through this drought year,” said South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture Walt Bones. “Hearing their ideas first-hand is the best way to do that.” Producers are encouraged to email their comments and suggestions by Friday, Nov. 16, to agmail@state.sd.us , call call 605773-5425, or write the South Dakota Department of Agriculture, 523 E Capitol Ave., Pierre, SD 57501. Agriculture is South Dakota’s No. 1 industry, generating nearly $21 billion in annual economic activity and employing more than 80,000 South Dakotans. The South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s mission is to promote, protect, preserve and improve this industry for today and tomorrow. Visit us online at http://sdda. sd.gov/ or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Evie Reed and Bernie Rose hosted a birthday luncheon Thursday for the October birthdays at Bernie’s home. Fred and Bev Schopp accompanied Connie Hourigan to Bismarck. They visited with Arlys and Del Krause before returning home. Tuesday, Pastor Frank Gant and Candra and family were supper guests and evening visitors of Fred and Bev Schopp. Friday, Fred and Bev Schopp were among the guests at the Bob and Connie Hourigan visiting with Bobi, Jeremy and Judah Wuebben who were here visiting from Prior Lake, MN. Esther Nolan of Quincy WA was a Friday through Tuesday guest of Carolyn and Jerry Petik. She came to attend the wedding of Clint and Jennifer Kvale. Tuesday afternoon, Carolyn and Esther visited with Thelma Lemke. In the evening they joined a group of Kvale cousins for supper in Lemmon and also visited with Irene Young. Jerry Petik attended a session meeting at Spencer Memorial Church in Lemmon Tuesday evening. Wil Petik and a friend from Moorhead, MN were Wednesday afternoon visitors at Petiks and were also Thursday dinner guests. Thursday afternoon, Carolyn Petik visited with Irene Young in Lemmon. Friday, Jerry and Carolyn attended a Presbytery meeting in Hot Springs, SD. They were Friday overnight guests of Len and Darlys Hofer at Piedmont. Saturday, evening Petiks attended the All State Chorus and Orchestra concert in Rapid City. Leif Bakken was one of the participants.

Meadow News
By Tiss Treib

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Soil sampling after the drought
Because of the drought this growing season, soil sampling after harvest becomes very important this year says Ron Gelderman, SDSU Soils Extension Specialist. "Soil sampling should be part of any nutrient management program but is even more important after a dry year with limited yields," Gelderman said. "For those fields that were severely moisture stressed, available nitrogen (N) carryover may be higher than normal." Gelderman says all growers should take 2-foot soil samples throughout their fields and have them analyzed for nitrate-N; especially for those fields going into a non-legume crop. "If the rotation hasn't yet been set, sample and analyze as if it will be a non-legume crop. As the old adage goes 'It is better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it.' The additional sampling cost is inconsequential compared to potential fertilizer savings or yield gain," he said. Gelderman says that past drought years have shown higher than average carryover levels. For example, the average carryover nitrate-N level following corn, is about 70 pounds per acre. In a dry year, he says it would not be unusual to measure 100 to 120 pounds per acre of carryover N after poor yields on some of these moisture stressed fields. "That is a difference of 30 to 50 pounds or about $18 to $30 an acre in savings with today's N prices. Some laboratories have been reporting average carryover nitrateN values of 20 pounds an acre higher than average for this fall," he said. However, Gelderman says this is not always the case. Which is why testing is a must this fall. "One of our moisture-stressed nitrogen rate trials on corn near Beresford had near average carryover levels. In that case, if the grower 'guessed' at carryover levels of 30 pounds an acre more than average, yield might very well be 5 to 10 bushel an acre lower than would be with the proper test and recommendation. The point is we cannot predict what the carryover levels will be. Therefore, every

field should be tested." Because of the fact that within many fields there could be high carryover N variability that may reflect the high yield variability due to differential soil moisture within that field, Gelderman recommends zone sampling. "A zone sampling program based on yield zones may show some large nitrogen fertilizer savings for next year and will put the nitrogen where it is needed and not oversupply other areas of the field where it is not," he said. Given the poor yields in some fields, there would be less phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) removed with the grain as well. However, Gelderman says measuring the availability of carryover P and K is more difficult than for nitrogen. "The soil P and K test may have increased slightly (due to less removed with the lower yields) but yield, tillage, residue removed, soils, precipitation and temperatures all can influence how much of these nutrients become available for next year's crop. It is best to follow soil test guidelines for those nutrients and not give a "credit" for any unused nutrients." In a dry fall, he says it is not unusual to find K tests even lower than in a "normal" year. The reason is that the lower rainfall after harvest has not moved the K from the plant residue into the soil. Potassium will move quite readily with water while plant N and P are tied up with organic compounds and will depend on microbial decomposition become they become available. To learn more contact a SDSU Extension agronomy field specialist by calling your SDSU Extension Regional Center. Contact information can be found at iGrow.org.

South Dakota Department of Agriculture asks for rural feedback
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture is asking for feedback from farmers, ranchers and others in the agriculture sector through an Internet survey. “In response to Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s Red Tape Review, the department is conducting an online survey to obtain input from the South Dakota agriculture industry on rules and regulations that affect it,” said Agriculture Secretary Walt Bones. “We invite all of those people involved in the agriculture sector to take the survey. This is your state Department of Agriculture, and we want to know how to better serve you.” The survey can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/s ddasurvey2012 For questions about the survey, contact Jamie Crew at 605-7734073.

Public Notices

Official newspaper for the City of Bison, Perkins County & the Bison School District

The Bison Courier • Thursday,November 1, 2012 • Page 15 FACSIMILE BALLOT

The General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 in all the voting precincts in Perkins County.


The election polls will be open from seven a.m. to seven p.m. Mountain Time on the day of the election. The polling place in each precinct of this county is as follows: Precinct Towns/Townships 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 12 Wards 1 & 4 in City of Lemmon Polling Place

Horse Creek, Viking, Grand River, Lodgepole Hall Wilson,Duck Creek, Lodgepole, Glendo, Sidney & Fredlund Townships Wards 2 & 3 in City of Lemmon, Trail & Flat Creek Townships

Beeler Community Building

Beeler Community Building Beeler Community Building Beeler Community Building Indian Creek Church Beckman Memorial Church

Castle Butte, White Butte, Liberty, Barrett, Burdick, Pleasant Valley and Rockford Townships Seim, DeWitt, Anderson, Hudgins, & Lincoln Townships

Independence, Clark, Whitney, Meadow, Grand Central, Chance, Easter and Foster Townships White Hill, Vail, Cash, Plateau, Strool, Jones, Maltby, Wells, Antelope & Duell Townships

Moreau, Englewood, Arrowhead, Faith Community Center Flint Rock & Deep Creek Townships Wyandotte, Highland, Sheffield, Dillon, Beck, Bixby, Martin, Mildrew & Vrooman Townships Marshfield, Scotch Cap, Bison, Rainbow,Richland, Vickers, Lone Tree, Hall, Ada, Brushy and Chaudoin Townships and Town of Bison Zeona Church

Bentley Memorial Building

Sylvia Chapman, County Finance Officer Perkins County

Voters with disabilities may contact the county finance officer for information and special assistance in absentee voting or polling place accessibility.

The following are acceptable forms of Identification at the polling place: (2) A passport or an identification card, including a picture, issued by an agency of the United States government; (4) A current student identification card, including a picture, issued by a high school or an accredited institution of higher education, including a university, college, or technical school, located within the State of South Dakota. Sylvia Chapman, County Finance Officer Perkins County (3) A tribal identification card, including a picture; or (1) A South Dakota driver's license or non-driver identification card;


[Published October 25, 2012 and November 1, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $156.33.]

[Published November 1, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $146.17

In both the 2006 and the 2008 primaries, young voters made the difference in several tight races. Senator Obama owes his caucus win in Iowa to 18-29 year olds, and a winning margin among the youth vote helped Senator McCain win in California.

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Official newspaper for the City of Bison, Perkins County & the Bison School District

Notice is hereby given that the automatic tabulating equipment will be tested to ascertain that it will correctly count the votes for all offices and measures that are to be cast at the Primary Election held on the 6th day of November, 2012. The test will be conducted on the 5th day of November, 2012, at 10:00 o'clock a.m. MT at the following location: Perkins County Finance Office located in the Perkins County Courthouse. Dated this 11th day of October, 2012. Sylvia Chapman Person in charge of election


[Published November 1, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $8.67.]

The Town of Bison will accept sealed bids for the removal from city property of a story-and-a-half house (three bedrooms, 1 bath); one 12 ft. by 26 ft. garage; and one 10 x 12 lawn shed with overhead door located at 205 East Main Street in Block 8, Original Town of Bison, SD. These buildings may be viewed upon request by phoning 2445677 or 244-5678.


VOTING RIGHTS Any voter who can't mark a ballot because the voter has a physical disability or can't read, may ask any person they choose to help them vote. Any voter may ask for instruction in the proper procedure for voting. Any voter at the polling place prior to 7:00 p.m. is allowed to cast a ballot. If your voting rights have been violated, you may call the person in charge of the election at 605-244-5624, the Secretary of State at 888-703-5328, or your state's attorney. Any person who is convicted of a felony on or after July 1, 2012, loses the right to vote. However, any such person may register to vote following the completion of their felony sentence. Any person who is convicted of a felony on or before June 30, 2012, and who receives a sentence of imprisonment to the adult penitentiary system, including a suspended execution of sentence, loses the right to vote. Any such person so sentenced may register to vote following completion of their sentence. Further information is available at www.sdsos.gov. ELECTION CRIMES Anyone who makes a false statement when they vote, tries to vote knowing they are not a qualified voter, or tries to vote more than once has committed an election crime. [Published November 1, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $15.53.]


Buildings must be torn down or removed from the property, at bidder's expense, no later than Jan. 1, 2013. Buildings will revert back to The Town of Bison upon failure to comply with removal date and purchaser's payment would be forfeited. Mail or deliver bids to Town of Bison, PO Box 910, 309 1st Ave. W., Bison, SD 57620. Bids will be opened at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. Bids may be increased during the time set for bid opening. Please mark your envelope "Surplus Property." ATTEST: Elizabeth Hulm Finance Officer Town of Bison

[Published October 18, 25 and Nov. 1 at a total approximate cost of $37.56.]

[Published November 1, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $138.78

Since 2004, young women have led the turnout increase witnessed among young adults overall. In both 2004 and 2006, young women voted at rates seven and three points higher than young men.

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Reminder to remove Illegal hay bales from the Right of Way
The South Dakota Department of Transportation reminds land owners, hay remaining in highway ditches after Oct. 1 is deemed illegal. Any person wishing to claim ownership of illegal bales must obtain a permit from the South Dakota Department of Transportation. Those permits are issued on a first-come first-served basis and allow permit holders to take ownership of any illegal hay bale. Permits are available at Department of Transportation area offices in the following communities: Aberdeen, Belle Fourche, Custer, Huron, Mitchell, Mobridge, Pierre, Rapid City, Sioux Falls, Watertown, Winner, and Yankton. Phone numbers can be found on the website at http://www.sddot.com/dot /region/Default.aspx The Department of Transportation will remove or authorize the removal of any hay bales remaining in the public right-of-way after Oct. 31. For more information, contact Jason Humphrey at 605-773-3571.

Friday • November 2 District VB at Bison Thursday • November 1 Public Library 1 p.m. Sr. Cit. Pinochle 1 p.m. District Vb at Bison Public Library 10 - 1 & 4 - 6 County Comm. mtg 10 a.m. District Oral interp at Timber Lake Eastern Star mtg 7 p.m. Thursday • November 8 Public Library 1 p.m. Sr. Cit. Pinochle 1 p.m. PCRWS meeting 6:45 p.m. School Board mtg Men’s Club mtg Tuesday • November 13 Public Library 1 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. Saturday • November 3 Christmas Fair Commercial Fair at Legion Semi Final FB Tourney Monday •November 5 VB Regional Tourney Town Board meeting 6 p.m. Tuesday • November 6 Election Day Public Library 1 p.m. Regional VB Tourney Sunday • November 4 Wednesday • November 14 Public Library 10 - 1 & 4 - 6 Food Pantry 2:30 p.m. Wednesday • November 21 School dismisses at 1:33 Public Library 10 - 1 & 4 - 6 Thursday • November 22 Thanksgiving Day Friday • November 23 Courthouse closed Tuesday • November 20 Public Library 1 p.m. Wednesday • November 28 Public Library 10 - 1 & 4 - 6 Thursday • November 29 Public Library 1 p.m. 1 p.m. Sr. Cit. Pinochle Friday • November 30 State Oral Interp in Yankton

Friday • November 9 State Football Tourney

Saturday • November 10 Deer Hunting with rifle begins State Football Tourney Sunday • November 11 Veteran’s Day

Thursday • November 15 State B VB at mitchell Public Library 1 p.m. 1 p.m. Sr. Cit. Pinochle Town & Country Club 7 p.m. . Saturday • November 17 Sunday • November 18 Friday • November 16

Saturday • November 24 Sunday • November 25 Deer hunting with rifle ends

Wednesday • November 7 WIC Day

Monday • November 12 Veteran’s Day observed Courthouse Closed Vet’s prog. at school 2:30 p.m.

Monday • November 19 Firemen’s mtg 7 p.m.

Monday • November 26 Library Board mtg 7:00 p.m. Tuesday • November 27 Public Library 1 p.m.


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Bison Clinic

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Trivia, test your knowledge
Eight week contest, there will be five questions every week, you must answer three of them correctly. All the winners will be put in a hat and a name will be drawn for a prize.

1. Which Wright brother was actually at the controls when their plane first flew? 2. The first astronauts were military test pilots. Who was the first US civilian in space? 3. What is the windiest continent? 4. Which of these biblical persons is often credited with being the first person to see Jesus after his resurrection? 5. According to the novel, what kind f animal teaches Dr. Doolittle to talk to animals? 6. Where does Anne of Green Gables live? 7. What are the official colors of the FFA? 8.Which two sports make up the Olympic biathlon?

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DISPLAY ADS: $4.50 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 minimum or $3.10 per column inch. $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: $15.00 minimum or B $4.50 per column inch.BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT: $36.00 for 2x7 announcement. Ad Deadline is Monday at NOON! Legal Deadline is Friday at NOON! 244-7199 or courier@sdplains.com
For Sale For sale: 2000 Chevy Silverado 1/2 ton, V8, 4 wheel drive, 5 speed trans,. quad cab regular box asking $5000. call 605-484-7519. B20-3tc For rent: Homestead Heights located in Bison, S.D., has a one and two bedroom apartment available. Homestead Heights is a low-income elderly and disabled Section 8 HUD (Housing and Urban Development) housing facility. We are smoke free. Energy Assistance is available for those who qualify. Utilities are included in the rent. Homestead Heights is an equal housing opportunity. For more information, please call (605) 244-5473. B14-tfn Thank You A special thank you to all participants and donors for the Vibes for Vicki 10/27/12 walk for Breast Cancer Cure honoring my late sister, Vicki Kolb Young, who lost her battle to Breast Cancer on 01/18/2012. Your kind words and generous donations were overwhelming and I truly appreciate it. You more than tripled my goal to the Susan G. Komen for a Cure Foundation! Together we will achieve a cure for this horrible disease. You're the greatest community ever! Love you all, Salli Kolb Blazey Many thanks to Dan Kvale, Mike Lemburg, Verlyn Veal and Jeff VanVactor and the staff at WRRMS for the professional and compassionate care given to Kayley after her car accident Thursday night. We are very blessed to have you in our community and very blessed that Kayley’s injuries weren’t more serious. Thank you, also to our friends and family for their concern and prayers. With love and gratitude, Nate and Colette Johnson family

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One & Two Bedroom Apartments The Village Manor, Hettinger, North Dakota Small Pets Allowed All utilities included No Age Limitations Rental assistance available


To view an apartment call 701-567-4118 For further information call 701-290-0206 TTY 1-800-366-6888

JOIN OUR TEAM ~ looking for responsible, outgoing and energetic advertising sales representative. Apply at Mobridge Tribune, PO Box 250, Mobridge, SD 57601 or email linda@mobridgetribune.com. PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR – City of Hill City, SD seeks professional candidate for city operations. Open until filled. Salary DOE. Info at hillcitysd.org or 605-574-2300. EOE. CITY OF DE SMET: Full-time water, wastewater, buildings, parks, swimming pool maintenance assistant. Possession of or ability to obtain Commercial Driver’s License, Chemical Applicator’s License, Water-Wastewater Operator Certifications required. Salary DOE/Benefits. For application contact 605854-3731 or desmetcity@mchsi.com. EOE.


FOR SALE: Hereford bull calves. Will keep until December 1, 2012. Hovland Herefords, Allen Hovland, 605-544-3236, or Miles Hovland, 5443294. B20-2tc

HAY FOR SALE: 2012-1st, 2nd & 3rd cutting Alfalfa hay. 2012 Millet hay test results available. 2011-1st & 2nd cutting Alfalfa. Call 605-8453045. B20-1tp Crocheted dish cloths and pot scrubbers are available at the Bison Courier. Also Taking orders for embroidered dish towels for information see Arlis at the Bison Courier or call 244-7199. B4-tfn For Rent

SALES AGRONOMIST/PRECISION AG position at Howard Farmers Coop, Howard SD. Sales experience, knowledge of Ag chemicals and precision Ag/VRT is preferred. Call Colby 605-772-5543. 2010 GMC YUKON XL 4x4, 65,000 miles, rear DVD, heated leather seats, remote start, many more extras. $32,500. Call 605-853-3687 or 605-871-9996. NOW IS THE chance to buy a well established & successful business in the State Capitol of S.D. The Longbranch is for SALE (serious inquires only). Call Russell Spaid 605-2801067. LOG HOMES FOR SALE

Grade boys basketball Jr Hi boys & girls basketball Varsity boys basketball head & assistant Girls basketball head & assistant contact Don Kraemer at 244-5961

Mom’s Place Main St • Bison
Tues - Thurs by appointment $45.00 per hour massage

In Touch Massage

DAKOTA LOG HOME Builders representing Golden Eagle Log Homes, building in eastern, central, northwestern South & North Dakota. Scott Connell, 605-530-2672, Craig Connell, 605-264-5650, www.goldeneagleloghomes.com. ADVERTISE IN NEWSPAPERS statewide for only $150.00. Put the South Dakota Statewide Classifieds Network to work for you today! (25 words for $150. Each additional word $5.) Call this newspaper or 800-658-3697 for details. NOTICES

Kate Trigg 307-689-0344

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We will join together in prayer for God's mercy & God's blessing to be upon our nation & our community during the upcoming election & the days that follow.

FOR SALE: Hereford Bull Calves
Will keep until December 1, 2012.


Call Allen Hovland 544-3236 or Miles Hovland 544-3294