Volume 30 Number 23 November 22, 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

Oil and Gas Legislation public meeting
Tuesday November 27, 2012 – 6:30 p.m. at the Meeting Hall in Reva, SD
In July of 2012, the Oil and Gas Summer Study Committee of the South Dakota Legislature met in Harding and Perkins Counties to hear local concerns about Oil and Gas Development in Northwestern South Dakota. They also had meetings in Pierre and Bismarck, ND to review how our neighbors to the north are handling Oil and Gas development. On October 30, 2012, the Oil and Gas Summer Study Committee released 17 draft bills dealing with wide-ranging issues of oil and gas development in the northwest region of the state. Western Plains Action Group, part of Dakota Rural Action, is sponsoring a public meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 6:30 pm at Reva Hall to discuss the legislation and how it will impact you and your community. This is your opportunity to become informed about proposed legislation that will affect this area. Most residents of Harding and Perkins Counties have long seen the impacts of oil and gas exploration. The State Legislature will be deciding on many important issues ranging from bonding on new oil and gas wells to funding for land reclamation on old well sites. Representative Betty Olson and Senator Ryan Maher, both members of the summer study, will be there to talk about the legislation and to answer any questions. In addition, Tom Horan from the South Dakota Department of Transportation will be at the meeting to discuss road conditions and problems caused by increased traffic going up to the North Dakota oil fields. As the legislature’s summer study did not take up this issue, it will be up to the Department to ensure appropriate funds are committed to the Perkins/Harding area. Please join Western Plains Action Group to discuss these important issues. There will be refreshments and ample time for questions. For more information, contact Karen Englehart at 605-2445402 or Sabrina King at 605-7162200, or email sabrina@dakotarural.org.

Once again the Town and Country CFEL Club will collect gifts for kids and their Mom’s who have stayed at the CAVA (Communities against Violence and Abuse) house in Lemmon. To be involved in this project the public may place unwrapped gifts under the Town and Country Club tree at the Courthouse from Dec. 1st to Dec. 19. Director Linda Seim made the following suggestions for gifts for infants to 14 years:

Town & Country Club collecting gifts for CAVA

Kids - Hand held electronics • Toys • Travel games • Balls • Small dolls • Socks (very much needed) • Pajamas • Slippers • Clothes Moms - Perfume • Lotions • Slippers • Pajamas • Shampoo • Bath Salts & Bubble bath • Tote bag • Overnight bags • Short term phone cards • Disposable cameras • New or good used sweaters or sweatshirts


Public Meeting on Oil & Gas 2013 Legislation. November 27, 2012 6:30 PM Reva Hall. Meet and discuss 17 proposed bills concerning Oil & Gas development. Legislators Olson and Maher will discuss and answer questions about the 17 bills. Tom Horan of SD DOT in will address highway issues. Hosted by Western Plains Action Group Public Meeting: Tuesday, November 27, 7 p.m. Grand Electric Social room. To discuss City Storm Sewer project with engineer.

Highlights & Happenings

Arrow Transit provides transportation for appointments, shopping and more. Rapid city trips are 1st Tuesday and 3rd Wednesday for $30.00. Lemmon to Bismarck trips are 2nd Wednesday and 4th thursday for $25.00. lemmon ti Dickinson 1st Wednesday for $20.00. Call for information 374-3189

Colony regular chickens, smoked chickens and smoked turkeys, call Connie 244-5518

Nutrition Site Menu
Thursday, November 22 NO MEALS THANKSGIVING Friday, November 23 NO MEALS Monday, November 26
Swiss steak baked potato green beans seasonal fruit

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Set the table’ for a healthier Thanksgiving
This holiday season, TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), the nonprofit weight-loss support organization, encourages people to change the way they think about eating during family gatherings to avoid seasonal weight gain. Being prepared, having a game plan, and staying positive are all keys to mindful eating during celebrations, allowing you to enjoy time with loved ones without worrying about your food choices. TOPS offers several tips to help you enjoy Thanksgiving and other upcoming holiday get-togethers without regret: • Eat before – Eat something light before you attend a holiday meal or buffet. Vegetables with low-calorie dip, salad, a handful of walnuts, or light yogurt curb your appetite and make it easier to control your intake. • Bring a dish – If you know the hostess, offer to bring a healthy “dish to pass” that you won’t feel guilty about enjoying, like simple sweet potatoes or a low-fat green bean casserole. • Modify recipes – Exchange sugar and fat in recipes with healthier alternatives, such as honey, olive oil, and applesauce. Include “high-impact” flavors from spices, seasonal fruits and vegetables, and fresh herbs. • Limit alcohol – Alcohol is an appetite stimulant. Sip slowly or have a nonalcoholic drink instead. A calorie-free beverage allows you to use those calories for food. • Choose carefully – Some “best bets” at the buffet include fresh fruit, whole-grain crackers with hummus or reduced fat cheese, shrimp cocktail, crab, pretzels, turkey breast, and lean ham. • Think simple – Choose foods cooked without butter and sauce. As a general rule, fried foods or foods covered with sauces add 10 grams of fat, or 90 calories, per serving. • Trick yourself – Use salad plates and slender glasses. Smaller dishes cause you to take less, while giving the illusion that you are actually eating more. • Don’t feel guilty – If you “overdid it” at the meal or party, don’t give up. Just eat carefully for the next day or two and add extra activity to avoid gaining extra pounds. • Don’t keep leftovers – If you are hosting Thanksgiving or other holiday meals, be sure to send leftovers home with your guests to avoid temptations. Put leftovers away immediately to avoid unnecessary snacking. • Consider a nap alternative – Make an after-meal walk, game of touch football, or trip to an iceskating rink part of your holiday tradition. Sign up and train for a “turkey trot” 5K race in your area, commonly held the morning of Thanksgiving. Or spend the afternoon volunteering at a local soup kitchen or shelter. • Exercise – Increase your normal exercise routine the day before and after the holiday. This should help to compensate for possible overeating and lack of physical activity while visiting with friends and family.

South Dakota heart attacks down after smoke-free law implemented
Two years later smoke-free law is working
It’s been two years since South Dakota implemented a comprehensive smoke-free law, and today the numbers show it’s saving lives and money. According to state statistics from the South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations (SDAHO), the number of hospitalizations due to heart attacks decreased by 6 percent from 2009 to 2011. Furthermore, the 98 fewer heart attack hospitalizations saved $4.2 million in healthcare costs. “When the smoke-free law was passed, South Dakotans were told it would improve their health and save them dollars,” said Dr. Allen Nord, Rapid City physician and American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) volunteer. “These statistics show they’re getting just that. This commonsense public health law is truly lifesaving.” The smoke-free law, which passed by 65 percent of voters in 2010, protects all South Dakota workers from the serious health hazards of secondhand smoke, including lung cancer, heart disease and emphysema. “As expected, South Dakota’s smoke-free law continues to be a success in improving the health of our state,” said Darcy Ellefson, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network volunteer and pulmonary rehabilitation specialist. “Each and every day that people across South Dakota can go to work without being exposed to secondhand smoke is a day to celebrate.” South Dakota currently spends an estimated $274 million on tobacco-related death and diseases each year. However, as we’re already seeing in South Dakota, smoke-free laws, along with other comprehensive tobacco prevention and control efforts, reduce the financial burden of tobacco overtime. Additional research around the country shows smoke-free laws help cut down instances of lung cancer, heart attacks, strokes and asthma attacks, and encourage smokers to quit and prevent youth from starting smoking. “South Dakota’s long-awaited, smoke-free law saves lives– something you just can’t put a price tag on,” said Megan Myers, Government Relations Specialist for the ACS CAN in South Dakota. “Businesses are adapting and residents are still enjoying their vote two years later.” “Today’s milestone is another reminder of the positive impact public health laws, like the smoke-free air law, can have on the lives of the people of South Dakota,” said Dr. Nord. “I, for myself, my family and my patients, look forward to many more smoke-free anniversaries to come.” On November 10th, 2010, South Dakota became the 23rd state to implement a comprehensive, statewide, smoke-free law.

Tuesday, November 27
Ham, sweet potato corn o’brein apricots & sherbet

Wednesday, November 28
chicken & dressing mashed potatoes w/gravy carrots fruity slaw seasonal fruit

Christmas purchases account for 1/6 of all retail sales in the U.S.

605-244-7773 • 605-788-2286

Veal Haygrinding

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The traditional three colors of Christmas are green, red, and gold. Green has long been a symbol of life and rebirth; red symbolizes the blood of Christ, and gold represents light as well as wealth and royalty.

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Keeping holiday debt under control
The holidays are a time when people too often get over their heads in debt. The best way to avoid debt is to take preventative action before you begin spending. Credit Unions are advocates for financial literacy, and as such, we have prepared a series of short, practical tips to help consumers keep their holiday debt under control. This information is particularly timely, as the Holiday shopping season kicks off with “Black Friday” on November 23rd! Your local credit union and the entire credit union network wish you a very happy, safe, and stress-free Holiday Season! These tips will help you get there. Make a Budget, and a List: Right now, decide how much you can afford to spend and stay Staying within that budget. within budget will be much easier if you make a price list of all gifts and other holiday items you plan to purchase. Even if it’s a more general rather than detailed list, it will still help you avoid overspending and impulse buys. Check It Twice: Make sure your list includes not only gift or gift recipients, but also all the projects and activities that make up your holiday. It's easy to overlook extra expenses for holiday foods, party clothes, holiday décor and postage. Examine each item and ask yourself, “Does it earn its place in our celebration?” You might discover how much you’re doing just out of habit or perceived expectation. Comparison Shop: You can easily save more than 10 percent on most items, sometimes considerably more, by comparing prices at different stores. The Internet and smart phones have made comparison shopping that much easier. But when shopping online, shop wisely. Be sure you are purchasing from a secure site and review emailed statements for accuracy as you receive them. Make Time Your Ally. The reason to start sooner rather than later is that when you delay, you pay. At last minute, you have to settle for something, and it might cost more than you wanted or planned to pay. After Christmas is a good time to shop for next year’s presents. You can find some great bargains right after the holidays. Then tuck those gifts away until next season (just don’t forget about them!). Another benefit to starting early: It gives you more time to find the “right” gift and avoid impulsive decisions, which too often leave you less happy with your purchase. Pay Off Debts Quickly: You’re less likely to overdo it if you pay in cash. If you must make holiday purchases using credit, use a lower-interest card (you’ll often find lower rates on credit union cards) and pay off this debt as soon as possible early next year. Don’t borrow more than you can repay in several months. Remember that credit card debt is relatively expensive. And if you only make the required minimum monthly payment, you may never pay off the debt. Plan for Next Year by Opening a Christmas Club Account: While these accounts do not pay much if any interest, they provide a practical way to save small amounts over time. Ask your credit union or bank to automatically transfer funds from your checking account to your Christmas Club account every month. The discipline of saving reinforces your good budget intentions. Find credit unions you’re eligible to join at www.aSmarterChoice.org See what’s in your supply drawer: You may have more wrapping paper, ribbons, unused cards and gift boxes stored away from last season than you realize. Use up those holiday supplies first to trim down the amount you’ll have to buy this season. Understand how layaway programs work. An old holiday standby—store layaway programs—have re-emerged this holiday season, allowing consumers to put items on hold at the store and pay for them over time. Before deciding to use layaway, know the payment schedule and read the fine print. Be realistic about how these payments will fit into your spending plan and what you can really afford. Understand the layaway policy including time between payments and schedule of payments, service fees, late and cancellation fee policies, refund and exchange policies. Be Smart About Gift Cards: The rules today significantly restricted gift card expiration dates and fees compared to several years ago. But those who give or receive a gift card should still read the fine print. And if you get a gift card, use it sooner rather than later to avoid forgetting about unused balances on the card, or forgetting about the card altogether. And if you still have gift cards you received from others last year, use them to shop this year. It’s a smart way to reduce your out-of-pocket expenses. Pay Attention to the Return Policy. Some stores have tighter policies. Pay attention to the return policy when you make a purchase; keep receipts and note time limits, restocking fees, and other factors that may affect your recipient. Find Some Low- or No-Cost Ways to Celebrate. Adding a few changes can ease the strain on your spending budget. For example, draw names to limit the number of people for whom you purchase gifts; give homemade items; make your own gift wrap; organize a potluck rather than trying to make, and pay for, the entire holiday meal.

With the extreme weather and market volatility, today’s cattlemen must stay up to date with the latest advancements to maximize their bottom line. The South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association (SDCA) provides members with the opportunity to network with industry leaders at the 64thAnnual Convention and Trade Show, November 28-29, 2012 at the Crossroads Hotel & Convention Center in Huron. Featuring a diverse selection of companies, products, and services, SDCA’s tradeshow gives attendees the opportunity to network with key personnel from businesses that serve cattlemen. “The trade show is a great opportunity for beef producers to net-

SDCA Tradeshow provides opportunities to learn about advancements in the cattle industry

work with industry experts and learn about changes in the technology cattlemen use to advance their product’s quality,” said Jeff Smeenk, SDCA President. SDCA’s President’s Auction will also provide attendees the opportunity to bid on valuable items, including a $5000 gift certificate towards Silencer equipment from Dubas Cattle Company. Proceeds of the President’s Auction help cover expenses for SDCA’s volunteer leaders when they travel on behalf of the association. For more information on the convention or trade show, please visit SDCA’s website at www.sdcattlemen.org or contact the SDCA office at 605-945-2333.

Approximately 30-35 million real (living) Christmas trees are sold each year in the U.S.

Happy 7th Birthday Caden! Love ya Papa & Grandma

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Emersyn Lucille Carmichael

Give a gift certificate from IN TOUCH MASSAGE $45.00 per hour Kate Trigg ¥ 307-689-0344

Parents: Kelly and Kristin Carmichael, Belle Fourche,SD Maternal Grandparents: Steven and Kathleen Engle Newcastle, WY Maternal Great-Grandparents: Marie Packard and the late Frank Packard Pine Haven, WY & the late Robert and Doris Engle Newcastle, WY Paternal Grandparents: Jess and Susan Carmichael Bison,SD Paternal Great-Grandparents: Art and Cleo DeKnikker Faith,SD & Dorothy and the late James Carmichael Meadow,SD

Page 4 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, November 22, 2012 Climate update: October in review and a look forward
For only the second time in 2012, the statewide monthly average temperature was cooler than average in October. Statewide, nearly all locations were also drier than average, according to latest reports from the National Weather Service observers and the High Plains Regional Climate Center in Lincoln, Neb. “There was very little drought relief to speak of,” said Laura Edwards, South Dakota State University Extension climate field specialist. “Harvest of corn, soybeans and sunflowers is pretty much complete, which is a positive impact from drought, but winter wheat is continuing to struggle with the lack of moisture.” Only two climate observing locations were warmer than average in October, Hot Springs and Ardmore, both in Fall River County. Elsewhere, the mercury fell as much as five degrees below average. Wessington Springs, Forestburg and Flandreau were among those that reported the largest differences from average. A three-county area in the northeast was wetter than average, but that is an anomaly from the rest of South Dakota. “There was a big rain event around October 20 and 21 that brought over three inches of rain to the Webster and Waubay area,” said Edwards. “That is the second time this year where Day County received much more rainfall than the surrounding area. The other occurrence was in July, during the peak of the summer drought.” One positive note going forward is the updated climate outlook for November. The latest map, released November 1, puts northern South Dakota in an area of higher chances of wetter than average conditions. “There have been a lot of fluctuations this fall in the outlook maps, but a wetter pattern may be settling in, at least for the next couple of weeks,” said Edwards. The remaining two-thirds of the state is forecast to have equal chances of below average, above average and near average precipitation. Temperature projections for the next month appear to continue the warm trend that we have seen for most of the year. All of the state is projected to have higher chances of warmer than average temperatures in November. Edwards said there may be some short term relief of drought conditions this month. She added that she is looking towards November with reserved optimism. “I'm ever the optimist, but each passing dry month is making it more difficult to keep that optimism,” said Edwards.

Counting our blessings
by Senator John Thune The passing months have highlighted some of the country’s deep divides and overwhelming challenges. As the end of the year approaches, it is important to pause and give thanks for the many blessings that come with living in this great country. The national celebration of Thanksgiving reminds each of us to set aside our frustrations, worries, and problems, and instead take time to express gratitude for the good fortune in our lives. We are thankful for the exceptional service of our brave troops around the world, who protect our nation from foreign and domestic threats. We are thankful to live in a country where we can freely worship our Creator, speak our minds without fear, and enjoy the freedom that is the cornerstone of our society. And perhaps most of all, we are thankful for the blessings of family, for the support of our communities, and for the fellowship of our friends and neighbors. South Dakotans not only speak words of gratitude, but also express gratitude through their acts of goodwill and charity. In communities across the state, fundraisers are held for families experiencing tough times, neighbors offer a helpful hand with errands, and food drives and Thanksgiving dinners are provided for those who are in need of a warm meal and friendship. The selfless acts of those around us make each of us thankful that South Dakota is the place we call home. As the year draws to a close, I am thankful for my wonderful family and the opportunity to continue to serve our state in the U.S. Senate. The new year will be filled with challenges, but it will also be filled with the promise for many great blessings. Kimberley and I wish all South Dakotans and their families safe travels and a very blessed Thanksgiving.

Each year more than 3 billion Christmas cards are sent in the U.S. alone.

from Cindy & Staff at C&N Cafe • Hettinger Closing at 1:30 p.m. on November 21 Closed on Thanksgiving Day

Happy Thanksgiving

We’re so fortunate to have such great customers like you. We value your support and wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and a Wonderful Holiday Season!

Farmers Union Insurance Lemmon • 374-3462

Obituaries Ingrid H. Gebhart Kathy (BJ) Woll
Kathy (BJ) Woll, 52 of Hurdsfield died Friday, November 16, 2012 near Hurdsfield, North Dakota. Funeral services will be held at the Seventh-day Adventist Church of Bowdon on Friday November 23, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Hertz Funeral Home of Harvey, North Dakota. Burial will be in the church cemetery. BJ was born February 4, 1960 in Spokane, Washington. She was the youngest of three children born to Merlin and Jo (Galiz) White. In 1967, her family moved to Brighton, Colorado. Three years later, the family moved to Enterprise, Oregon for one year. They also lived in Hinsdale, Illinois for three years. In 1974, they moved to Denver, Colorado, where she graduated from Mile High Academy in 1978. She graduated from Walla Walla University in Washington with a Bachelor’s Degree in Office Administration and Interior Design in 1982. On February 3, 1985, she was

The Bison Courier • Thursday,November 22, 2012 • Page 5
White Chocolate Haystacks
husband, Bob, in their farm/ranch operation. She was also very artistic and creative and operated her own interior design business called “Design Expressions” in which she was very successful. BJ’s love of creating gave her a unique ability to bring warmth and character to a home. BJ is survived by her husband, Bob; her sons, Jared (22) of Bismarck, North Dakota, and Jason (15); her parents, Merlin and Jo White of Hurdsfield, North Dakota; her sister Rose White of Marysville, WA; her brother, Phil (Jan) White of Simi Valley, California; nephews (5); nieces (4); great nephews (4); and great nieces (2). This recipe can be doubled easily! Ingredients 1 1/4 lb. (20 oz.) White Chocolate, using chips, bark or blocks is OK! 10 oz. red skin spanish peanuts, lightly salted works best. 1/2 - 3/4 10 oz. bag of pretzel sticks, broken into halves/thirds or use pretzel "O's". Instructions Melt chocolate in 13 x 9 pan (or larger if doubling recipe) in oven at 250 degree oven until liquid. Stir in peanuts & pretzels to cover in chocolate. Spoon onto wax paper lined trays. Cool. Melt additional white chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips and drizzle over top of 'haystacks'. We like the white with the semi-sweet caps and then to make them a bit more festive, we use multi-colored sprinkles to finish the haystacks! Wonderful sweet-salt treat! Store in airtight container. Makes 3-4 dozen haystacks!

Funeral services for Ingrid H. Gebhart, age 88, of Meadow, South Dakota will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at the Indian Creek Lutheran Church near Meadow, SD. Rev. Bob Edwards will officiate with burial in the Chance Cemetery. Ingrid passed away on Saturday evening, November 17, 2012 at the Five Counties Nursing Home in Lemmon, South Dakota with her family at her side. Grateful for sharing her life are her two sons and daughters-inlaw, Mike and Jane Gebhart, Meadow, SD and Keith and Debbie Gebhart, Gillette, Wyoming; four daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and John Wilkens, Maple Grove, Minnesota, Leanne and Ken Loeschke, Rapid City, South Dakota, Lenai and Larry Lauriston, Birmingham, Alabama and Virginia and Kirk Milles, Rockford, Washington; 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two brothers and three sisters-in-law, Harold and Lillian Flatmoe, Meadow, SD and Ken and Charlotte Flatmoe, Sturgis, South Dakota, Helen Flatmoe, Rapid City, SD; two sisters-in-law and one brother-in-law, Hanna and George Allen Iverson, Murdo, South Dakota and Clara Duncan, Mobridge, South Dakota; and numerous nieces and nephews. Ingrid was preceded in death by her parents; one grandson, Ryan Scott Gebhart; one brother, Iver Flatmoe; and her special friend, Leone McMahon. Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 23, 2012 followed by a family service at 7:00 p.m. all at the EvansonJensen Funeral Home in Lemmon. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established.

united in marriage with Robert (Bob) Woll. They then moved to the family ranch in South Dakota. In 1991, they purchased a farm/ranch in Hurdsfield, ND, where they combined their love of farming/ranching with raising their two sons who were her greatest pride and joy. BJ was very active in her community and held numerous positions in her church and community organizations. She was an equal partner with her

May the comfort of God help you during this difficult time.

Pastors Perspective
Recently I talked to a Christian friend who was all upset and in a tizzy. She mentioned concerns she had surrounding things happening internationally; she talked about many things going on in this country that caused her great anxiety like the direction of our country, the fiscal state of our nation, etc.. To sum up a phone call that lasted about an hour, I would say that there was a lot of stress going on. There was no end to the stress-- What's going to happen? How is it all going to turn out? Is there any hope? As a result of that conversation, I had to examine why I wasn't more upset than I was. After all, there are a lot of things happening in our world to be worried about. Iran is on the verge of nuculear weapons, our freedom and liberty is being erroded every day, and the fiscal cliff people are talking about...it's real! So where do you find hope? Well I find peace and hope in my faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and God the Father. I believe that even if I were to die soon, I would be fine because of the relationship I have with God through His Son, Jesus Christ. I also believe that God is sovereign and that there is not one thing happening that is out of His control. He is not up in heaven wringing His hands, wondering what in the world is going to happen down here. He is God and I have faith in His power and judgement. He will bring His purposes to pass, His will...will be done. I may be uncomfortable in the process, but in the end, all will be well. I read many scriptures that gave me peace, but Isaiah 40:21-23 stood out to me. It says,"Have ye not known? have ye not heard? hath it not been told to you from the beginning? have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth? It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in: That bringeth the princes to nothing; he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity." So I guess the point of all this is that if you're overcome with stress and anxiety about the things going on in life, remember who God is! Put your trust in Him! Pastor Brad

Beckman Wesleyan Church Pastor Brad Burkhalter

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

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.

With thoughts of peace and courage for you.

Beckman Wesleyan Church • Pastor Brad Burkhalter

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Gary and Cymbre, Katie and Kyle Christman arrived Sunday at Art and Marilyn Christman’s to spend through Thanksgiving. Fred and Bev Schopp attended a grade school boy’s basketball game in Lemmon Thursday evening. A week ago Sunday, Mary Ellen Fried accompanied Kendra McIntyre to Lovell, WY and they spent the week with Kellee Morgan and her triplet boys. Mary Ellen and Kendra returned to Bison Sunday where Kendra was an overnight guest. Jon Morgan and Tim McIntyre were house guests of Herb Fried for deer hunting this past weekend. Tuesday, Jerry Petik attended a Grand River Grazing board meeting in Lemmon. Carolyn was an after-

Meadow News .........By Tiss Treib

noon visitor of Irene Young. Wednesday night Carolyn Petik attended the Post Office meeting in Meadow. Thursday, Carolyn Petik attended Hope Women's Bible Study at the home of Linda Zimmerman in Lemmon. Thursday evening Jerry and Carolyn attended A Lemmon Community meeting. Saturday Carolyn attended the Christmas Fair in Lemmon. She also went to Hettinger to visit Harold Kvale in the hospital. Sunday, Carolyn attended the CAVA dinner in Lemmon. Sunday evening, Jerry and Carolyn were among family and friends celebrating an early Thanksgiving at Jim and Kim Petik's.

Blessings to All
107 Main • Lemmon 374-3848

Al and Tiss Treib and Jim Gilland made a trip to Bison Monday morning. Jason Hanson, Rick and Carolyn Rieck returned to their home in Sioux Falls Monday morning. Al Treib and Jim Gilland made a trip to Rapid City Wednesday. Tiss Treib made a trip to Lemmon Friday after work. Tiss Treib attended the Christmas Fair in Lemmon Saturday afternoon. Al Treib and Jim Gilland were Saturday guests of Steve and Jackie Hedstrom. Lucas Allen and Stanford met Al Treib at the state line Saturday evening. Stanford was an overnight guest and spent Sunday at the Treib ranch. Pastor Dan and David Lindeman were Sunday late afternoon visitors of Al and Tiss Treib. Al Treib and Jim Gilland took Stanford Allen back to his home in Hettinger Sunday evening. John and Shirley Johnson traveled to Hettinger and visited with Thelma Sandgren at the Hospital Sunday afternoon. Don Meink returned to his home in Crofton, NE Tuesday after spending time with family in the area. Jim and Patsy Miller made a trip to Lemmon Tuesday. Sharon Longwood spent Wednesday with Patsy Miller. Archie Goodrich of Bismarck

Rosebud News ..................................by Tiss Treib
spent Thursday with Jim and Patsy Miller. Matt and Christi Miller of Hettinger joined them for supper. Archie returned to his home Friday. Jim and Patsy Miller were in Hettinger Friday and they visited with Violet Miller. Patsy also visited with Thelma Sandgren at the hospital. Matt Miller and Fred Reede were Saturday supper guests of Jim and Patsy Miller. Jim and Patsy Miller were among those who attended the Bountiful Buffet hosted by CAVA in Lemmon Sunday. Lil Albert Keller spent Wednesday morning with JoAnne Seim. Dawn Harris and Lil Albert were lunch guests of JoAnne. Justin and Jo Seim and Jacob of Belle Fourche arrived at Tim and JoAnne Seim’s Friday afternoon to spend the weekend. They returned to their home Sunday afternoon. Saturday evening callers of Tim and JoAnne Seim were Fern Lowe, Jim, Connie and Corey White of Northome, MN. Tim and JoAnne Seim were among those who attended the benefit for Gary Skjoldal in Meadow Saturday evening. Nolan and Linda Seim and family spent Saturday and Sunday in Lemmon getting ready for and serving the CAVA Bountiful Buffet fundraiser. Roland Frey of Mobridge visited briefly with Dorothy and Lynn Frey. Tuesday Bridget Keller traveled to Bismarck for some guard training. She returned home on Wednesday late afternoon. Lil Albert spent Monday night to Wednesday late afternoon with Grandpa and Grandma Harris. Saturday, Bridget and Dawn had their craft booth set up at the Sugar Shack in Lemmon for the Holiday Fair. Willie and Trinity Harris came Saturday to hunt for the weekend. Trinity spent the Saturday night at Keller’s and spent time with her cousin. Sunday, Bert and Pat Keller, Trail City, SD and Bailey and Gabe Keller, Timber Lake came to help work on the house. Shirley Harris had lunch at the home of Kathy Baumeister Sunday. Shirley Harris attended the Thanksgiving service in Bison Sunday evening. Dinner guests of Thelma Sand-

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gren Monday were Roger Raglin and Josh Raglin of Tulsa, OK, Zach Blaisdell of Ham Lake, MN, Mike Schmeltzer of Sturgis, Glen Schmeltzer of Rapid City and Steve Sandgren. Zach Blaisdell was wounded in Afghanistan and the Raglins were filming a “Wounded Warrior” hunt for the Outdoor Channel to be aired in the fall of 2013. The hunt was sponsored by Lodgepole Creek Outfitters and guided by the Schmeltzers. Due to ice storm, the soup supper at the Lodgepole Hal was canceled, so some of the hunters came and helped Thelma Sandgren use hers up. Tuesday, Thelma Sandgren went up to Shirley Johnson’s and picked up an order which Tiss Treib had gotten for her. Wednesday late afternoon, Thelma Sandgren had a sick spell and she called Patsy Miller to see if she could run Thelma up to Hettinger to the clinic, but Patsy just called the ambulance and then she came up and stayed with Thelma until they arrived. Sharon Longwood was also a visitor and as Thelma had just finished making Lefsa, the girls ended up cleaning up the mess – such good friends. Anyway, as the story goes, Steve Sandgren met the ambulance in White Butte and six miles east of Hettinger, it broke down, so they loaded Thelma in the car – a good thing it was not an emergency – Steve and Susan, James and Marcie were all present. Susie Sandgren came Thursday morning to the hospital to check things out and James and Marcie came to visit Thelma in the evening. Friday visitors of Thelma were Dean Anderson and Carla Resner, and later Carla brought Thelma’s sister, Gladys Vliem from the Nursing home for a visit. Patsy Miller stopped in too. Evening visitors were Steve, Susie and Rachel Sandgren. Saturday Florence Hoff visited with Gwen Green and Thelma Sandgren at the Hospital. In the evening, James, Marcie and Kylee Sandgren and Ryan Faulker visited. Sunday visitors of Thelma Sandgren at the hospital were John and Shirley Johnson, Warren and Kory Van Wyk, Tiss Treib and Gwen Smith. Tiss Treib visited with Jim and Patsy Miller Sunday evening briefly.

The Bison Courier • Thursday,November 22, 2012 • Page 7

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The Germans made the first artificial Christmas trees out of dyed goose feathers.
Town and Country Extension Club met at the home of hostess Diana Landis on November 15. Several club members met on November 7 to work on tree ornaments for the tree that will be put up at the courthouse on December 3 at 9:00 a.m. Club members are encouraged to come help with this task. The beautiful yellow ribbons that were hung for the soldiers homecoming are now going to be removed as they have become quite tattered with the wind and weather conditions. Even though they will be absent, please remember our soldiers at home and those that are still overseas fighting for our freedom. A report was given by Bernice Kari on the Christmas Fair. It was once again a very successful event with many positive comments from both shoppers and vendors. The meal we serve is always very much appreciated and many remarks on the good food. The next meeting will be December 11, 6:00 p.m. for our annual Christmas Party. This is a potluck event so each member is asked to bring a favorite food dish. There will be games, singing and gift exchange so please remember the date and don’t miss the fun! After the meeting Diana Landis gave a very informative presentation on 7 Tips for Beating Clutter Forever. The handout she gave each member is full of interesting tips to help us live a more organized life. Vera Kraemer Sec/Treas

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Little Moreau Conference 2012 All Conference volleyball teams
1st Team All Conference Sierra Stugelmeyer, 11, Harding County; Haley Froelich, 12, Lemmon; Taylor Trohkimoinen, 12, Newell; Kristie Mettler, 12, Timber Lake; Tearnee Nelson, 12, Faith; Courtney Dahlgren, 11 Timber Lake; Karli Gress, 12, Harding County. 2nd Team All Conference Alex Giannonatti, 12, Harding County; LeNae McKinstry, 11, Bison; Julia BlueArm, 11, Lemmon; Marissa Collins, 12, Faith; Summer Bailey, 12, McIntosh; Alysha O'Connell, 11, Dupree; Paige Brink, 12, Faith. Honorable Mention Team Kathryn Biegler, 12, Timber Lake; Skya Ducheneaux, 11, Timber Lake; Madison Hulm, 10, Bison; Shanna Selby, 11, Faith; Hannah Phillips, 12, Harding County; Chantel Wheeler, 12, Newell; Courtney Dahlberg, 11, Newell.

Rep. Noem’s office accepting applications for spring interns
Representative Kristi Noem is accepting applications for spring internships in her Washington, D.C. office, as well as in her offices in Sioux Falls, Rapid City and Watertown. Student interns in Representative Noem’s office will assist staff with various constituent service and communications projects, as well as assist with legislative research. Both South Dakota and Washington, D.C. internships are unpaid, but provide students

with first-hand knowledge of the legislative process and the countless other functions of a congressional office. College students who are interested in interning in any of Representative Noem’s offices should submit a resume, cover letter and references to Peter.Eckrich@mail.house.gov by December 5th. For more information, contact Peter Eckrich at 202-225-2801.

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

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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.

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The Bison Courier • Thursday,November 22, 2012 • Page 9

Extension estate planning and farm transition conferences set for Redfield
Redfield will be the site for a series of SDSU Extension training sessions which will focus on estate planning. Sustaining the Legacy conferences also help people who seek transition of their farm or ranch from one family member to another. Extension staff and industry professionals will help participants develop the tools they need in order to face estate-planning challenges with less stress. The sessions will be hosted in Redfield- December 4, 5, 18 and 19 at Leo's Good Food, 602 N. Main The training costs $75 per person. Registration is required by November 26. The registration form and more information can be found at www.igrow.org. "Each session is filled with important information that can help farm and ranch families address questions they may face as parents or grandparents get older and consider their legacy," said Gessner, who is organizing the conferences. "Producers have told me that the value of this program was $1 million, due to the changes they made to their estate plan and the reduction of potential estate taxes." Each day of the four-day program is full of tools and how-to information families can use to create and implement their individualized plan, no matter how big or small the operation. Topics for the sessions cover communication styles, business structures, goals, asset distribution, wills and probate, retirement planning and funding, fair versus equal distribution, tax implications for the operation, life insurance, long-term care insurance, trusts, and other topics as determined by the audiences. "Many of the past participants have utilized the information from the conference to reduce potential estate taxes and ensure that their operation is passed down to the next generation in a smooth, hassle free transition," Gessner said. All family members are encouraged to attend the sessions. Both on- and off-farm heirs are invited to learn about the tools and participate in the discussions. "Past participants have used this conference to interview attorneys and insurance agents while they are presenting the basics of using the many tools available to them," Gessner said. "If you are making plans to retire or becoming a partner in the operation, or if you own farm or ranch assets, this program is a great start for you. Our goal is to give you the tools to develop your estate plan and the motivation to get started, combined with some gentle nudging that keeps you moving forward with the process." Partial funding for this program is provided by the South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council. "SDR&PC is proud to be one of the sponsors for this year's estate planning workshops. With rising land values and profit margins, estate planning has never been more important," said Doug Hanson, a SDSRPC board member and a past participant of the conference. "My wife and I have attended these workshops in the past and have found them very informative." Date, location and registration information can be found online at www.igrow.org by calling Heather Gessner 605-782-3290 by contacting one of the SDSU Regional Extension Centers.

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Harding County fatal crash
An Alabama man died when the vehicle he was driving caught fire and burned on U.S. Highway 85 about 12 miles south of Buffalo on Thursday, Nov. 15. Alfred Duane Stament, 76, of Huntsville, Ala., was southbound driving a 2005 Ford Focus. The vehicle caught on fire, went into the west ditch and stopped a short distance later. A passerby was able to pull the driver from the vehicle. Stament was taken to a Rapid City hospital, where he died. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. No further information is immediately available. The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating. Harding County Sheriff ’s Office, Harding County Ambulance and Life Flight assisted.

Selecting corn hybrids for 2013
It is that time of year for South Dakota farmers to place orders for corn seed. Nathan Mueller, SDSU Extension Agronomist says two questions many growers should ask are: 1) How many hours do I spend selecting corn hybrids? 2) Who and what influence my decision? "Regardless of how you answered these questions, selecting hybrids each year is one of the most important routine decisions producers make that drives profitability," Mueller said. "In 2011, the average corn price received in South Dakota was $6.05 per bushel - only to be higher in 2012." He adds that in both the 2011 and 2012 SDSU trials, the average difference between the lowest and highest yielding hybrid was 49 bushels per acre. "These values highlight the potential maximum impact hybrid selection can have on profitability," he said. "Selecting a group of proven top-performing hybrids to plant on your farm will also help you minimize the chance that a particular environmental factor, disease, or insect may preferentially impact all of them. Your time and effort in making an informed decision on selecting hybrids will make good on its return." To aid growers in this important buying decision, Mueller compiled a list of considerations: •Availability and seed cost •Yield potential, yield stability, and maturity •Yield limiting factors (diseases, insects, etc.) •Your management practices •Available traits and technologies Company yield data •Third-party hybrid performance trial results. "Your seed dealer or crop advisor should be able to help you gather most of this information including yield data from third-party hybrid performance trials to help identify top performing hybrids that match your soils, climate, pest problems, and management," he said. "If you are concerned that you will miss out on the earliest pay discounts by waiting for third-party trials results to be released, seed companies often will let you pay for a seed order without specifying the hybrid until later. Please check with your seed company on this policy."


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to consider, many contingencies accessibility, p cluding handica ity and much By Beth Hulm night’s school Following Monday plumbing, electric charge as board members An engineer could board meeting, a final de- more. of the project total are no closer to making of a new much as 10% ction run, it would be cision on the constru house a shop but, in the long worth it, he said. building that would Jackson’s ms. Local conKari had heededhed an engiand other classroo , invited by warnings and approac tractor Bob Jackson an Marcie Brown- neer who offered a ballpark figure Committeewom 0. The board her presentation approaching $500,00$300,000 for lee Kari, sat in on night’s school has budgeted only during Monday $25,000 for engimeeting. construction and board comments to Kari prefaced her given her “a neering. renovating had Jackson said that say that Jackson information,” in- the existing building would probalot of really good way to bid out the bly be possible within those budget cluding the best constraints. project. r Angie hoped to have New board membe The board had drawn up for them Thompson volunteered to research plans and specs with the bidmoney for school and then to proceed ves. Jackson available grant be Until finances can ding process themsel do construction. project will stay on be a mistake to arranged, the thinks it would to hire an engithe backburner. that; much better all of and let them handle coaching staff for has Finding neering firm all teams he said. school’s basketb all of the details, wrong, it’s the a challenge for Supt. Krae“If something goes said, “not been more VetSenn has conhe t in K-12. See mer this fall. Steve 7th and 8th their problem,” ng every studen the wide project includi sented to coach yours.” that was a school be from local two high school A huge paper flagge on pages 8 and 9. If bids could all grade girls and said it wouldChapman and erans Day covera contractors, Jackson leave the de- seniors, Daniel team-coach the nt to Yancy Buer, will n’t be so importa onal but he feels 5th and 6th grade boys. tails to a professi from e session won’t all be Following an executiv sure that the bids e . In fact, he pre- (that went one hour and forty-fiv familiar sources project that the minutes) action was taken to offer dicts that the girls’ basketball g – which could school is proposin to a half mil- varsity boys’ and Alley and contracts to Corbin ively. If he end up costing close have “bids comSarah Holzer, respect coach the lion dollars – will rk.” also out of the woodwo Kvale re- agrees, Alley would ing Dan High team. Board chairman any objections. would boys’ Jr. s, board memBuer didn’t voice that the project In other busines sense to drive ally wishes es. He’s now 4-5 have a set January 7 at be 9 to 10 employe up for winter “It doesn’t make down,” he said. go to a local contractor. “I bers tentatively it By Beth Hulm a half million of their annual strateshort as he gears workers can over it and pack actually be- hard time sending out of town,” 6:00 p.m. for in a row, “All we’re Coleman Avenue projects. Until more told to place tax dollars For the second month received gic planning retreat. County and there our local was sioners focusing on (long be hired, Buer County Commis out longs to Perkins argu- he said. doing there is employadvised that strategically through rs has existed a long-standing g,” Kvale said. Trations from county patrols resigna Jackson further is responin- term) plannin board would bring local operato , Tracy Buer lost over which entity the be written down, the county where ees. In October e to assist ment for ditionally, and upkeep. A everything board highway crew much it will cost sible for its care could be hired part-tim two men from his ideas back to a regularpage 5 removal. Gerbracht n exists in Lem- cluding how ts are im- their continued on with necessary snow Foster had similar situatio and Assessor Rownea Last week, the old change orders. Contrac once will be r. mon. Railway Avenue, Commissioner Rusty to portant, he said, and there lost a staff membe resignations d a couple of men Highway 12, has belonged more already contacte there were two would assist. since the 1940s. es – one more in the county who there,” he told Perkins County n maintains it. from county employe out y crew and an ofLemmo The City of “There are guys from the highwa split her time ppenings chairman of Mike Schweitzer, Buer. Highlights & Ha fice secretary who Attorney’s ofCommission, chairman of the Juell Chapman, the Perkins Countythose roads to between the State’s chickstopped by to deed extension office. chickens, smoked Bison Town Board, a check for would like to fice and the 4-H is holding Colony smoked turkeys, call Conbe done with the want to know the cities and personally present Commissioners ens and Bison Public Library employees. work that the HD raffle. Tickets 8 conversations. $67,264.31 for why they are losing e session a formal re- a Kindle Fire 3 for $10. The draw- nie 244-551 recently on some or Bison recently made county crew did Following an executiv last board to help are $5 each to sing his 13th, at er Skjoldal, Noand hour during quest to the county Bison streets will ne held Decemb that used up an Benefit for Gary Smoky’s in acwork crew. He fix Coleman Ave. The town would ing 17th at day’s meeting, official exit praises of the Christmas coffee. Wednes vember hes, for allowing the Community Access the to develop an . Roast beef sandwic thanked the board “The guys did apply for a tion was taken again Meadow chips at 6 p.m., auction and, if awarded, for departing Scouts are once Grant next spring assistance and said, interview process salads and to help with The Girl department Thanksgiving by Badger Horse their they’d like the county g funds. In holding a superb job!” employees. Countyed to come up at 7 p.m., music asked if there items can be the cost of a Chapman also the remaining matchin 8:30. Auction al- Turkey Raffle. For heads were instruct ce with snow recan enter to at City Council has to ask those who off at Smoky’s. could be assistan n Avenue this Lemmon, the to- food item or $1 you with questions All food and dropped a $200,000 grant jobs. moval from Colema Bison’s main ready secured leave their county Street. win a frozen turkey. profood upgrading Railway proj- money goes to the local the day, when Buer the That street is wards winter. Later in larger town and is a letters from g to be held Nois part of a much thoroughfare into duced resignation pantry. Drawin route. The That a joint effort of lost, Commissionect that could be designated truck 10 vember 19th. men he recently that route when again for a few continued on page county crew uses ers closed the door to plow county read and discuss they leave town more minutes to roads. them. crew would Ideally, Buer’s work

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The Bison Courier • Thursday,November 22, 2012 • Page 11

Guest Columnist
Stress-Free Environments
ing family members the tasks that they enjoy to avoid putting one person in charge of all the work. By entrusting the responsibilities to the ones who like them, it’s only natural they’ll do the best job. I let my husband be the leader because I don’t like being in charge. He enjoys it, is better at it, delegates well and is more comfortable in that position. I’m fine with any ol’ job because I’m used to being lined out and like variety; except running the gate—I hate being the one who “let that calf get through.” I’m good at enforcing early bedtimes prior to big days. A good night’s rest makes it easier to get everybody up and ready and we all think more clearly well-rested. When good moods prevail, the day goes smoother; thus less strain on important mornings. Being well prepared spares us from getting “pressurized” headaches. I make sure everybody has what they need to be happy and worry-free. Things like my purse and coffee, warm clothing, overshoes, calf-record books, my husband’s chew can, teen quantity snacks and beverages, and a calculator—which I’m told isn’t necessary because it doesn’t matter anyway but am always asked later if I brought one. A little pre-planning is like insurance. Giving old corrals a onceover to ensure there aren’t any weak spots that might not withstand cows pushing on them is

Holiday Highway Safety
Cuffed and Stuffed?
Hopefully the only thing cuffed and stuffed during your Thanksgiving Holiday was the turkey on the table…not YOU! The Thanksgiving Holiday is the unofficial start of a month-long holiday season. Law enforcement and prevention providers want this wonderful time of year to be filled with celebrations and time with loved ones and good cheer…not tragedy! The South Dakota Prevention Network, along with the South Dakota Office of Highway Safety and law enforcement, remind you the drinking alcohol and driving do not mix. Buzzed Driving is DRUNK driving. Drinking and driving is never a good combination and it’s not worth the risk! Driving while intoxicated jeopardizes your safety and the safety of others on our roads. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that over 30 percent of fatalities during the holiday season involve alcohol-impaired drivers. This tragic and unnecessary loss of life can be reduced if we get impaired drives OFF our roadways. Tune in during the weeks ahead to learn what YOU can do to keep our roadways safe this holiday season!

Amy Kirk is a ranch wife from Custer, South Dakota.

I’ve read various articles suggesting ideas for reducing stress and shrinkage in calves but none address the stress-related concerns I have. Some articles mention minimal handling, eliminating hot shots, whips, and sorting sticks while others suggest trying plastic nose clips (on the calves, of course) or fence line weaning. What I want to know is how to eliminate stress in producers. These ideas for calves are all fine and dandy but I say it all begins with stress-free cowhandlers. It’s only logical that there would be a trickle-down effect onto the calves if tension is absent in the handlers. My family has individual attributes that benefit the whole of our cattle operation in regards to creating a worry-free environment. For instance, on the sale day of our calves, my kids possess the gift of intense distraction which they commonly use in vehicles. Their marriage-quality bickering distracts my husband and me from anxieties concerning the sale of our calf crop. My theory on a tension-free ranch family starts with delegat-

good frustration prevention. Having panels accessible never hurts either. Getting a crew lined up— the kind that’s reliable, knows what they’re doing and has an idea of your gathering and sorting routine—in advance helps reduce the need for help out of desperation and incurring aggravation. Also, choosing a good gateman eliminates extra sorting (again, that would not be me). Of the articles I’ve read, I agree that it’s never a good idea for cattle (or cattlemen), to gather, sort or load in a new location unless you enjoy disasters with calves. There’s less to worry about if it’s shared amongst everybody. What is worth stressing is that when a stress-free ranch family and crew works harmoniously, this type of sorting sticks because there are no hot shots running the show.

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Winter seems to be taking a break before it hits us again. The thermometer registered a high of 62 degrees this week, the snow is almost all gone, and my laundry got dry on the clothesline. Reub just bought a John Deere tractor and John Soreide came down on Tuesday bearing presents! He brought

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John Deere jackets for Reub, Casey, Missy and me. He also gave me a book I’ve been wanting since I saw it on his desk in Bowman this fall. It’s titled “As I Remember”, a history of cowboy life in southwestern North Dakota that was written by Stanley Pope’s uncle, Harry Roberts. Harry was born in 1892, grew up on his family’s ranch near Amidon, lived the life of a cowboy, and served as the first superintendent of the Chateau de Mores after it became the property of North Dakota. Fascinating reading!! Todd and Ronda Fink have been doing dirt work here most of the week. They fixed two of our dams, built a dike behind the barn that drains into the dam behind the house, built another dike at Coyote Butte to keep water from washing into the field, bladed our gravel roads, fixed the road at the Smith place and uncovered a bunch of gravel for us over there. Reub thinks they did an absolutely marvelous job, and he brags Todd up every chance he gets. If you need dirt work done, and want it done right, call them. Janice Peck went to spend the winter with her daughter Shirley in Colorado last month. Shirley emailed us this week to let us know that Janice just had surgery in Denver for hydrocephalus, a condition resulting from radiation treatments that causes fluid to build up around the brain. Doctors placed a shunt to drain the extra fluid from her brain and Janice came through the procedure well. The surgery was a success and she will be recovering in a rehab facility. We really appreciate Shirley keeping us informed. You can send cards to Janice at this address: c/o Tim & Shirley Kirby, 6178 Holman Ct., Arvada, CO 80004 Pete Tenold gave us a scare Saturday when he was taken to the Hettinger hospital for emergency surgery. His surgery went well and when I called Pete this morning he thought he might be able to come home toward the end of the week. Gene Krambeer is also in the Hettinger hospital. Please keep Gene, Janice, and Pete in your prayers. Since Casey’s Suburban is out of commission, Lanie came home from Dickinson and took Casey, Missy, Bryce and Trig to Chadron to watch Taz’s playoff football game. They had a fun trip and it was a good game, but Chadron lost so their season is over. We lost some more people from our area this week. Harold Kilness, 82, died last Friday, November 9, at David M. Dorsett Healthcare Center in Spearfish. His funeral services were held this Saturday at Bethel Lutheran Church in Faith. June Anderson, 78, passed away Thursday at the David M. Dorsett Health Care Center in Spearfish. Her funeral and burial will be Tuesday at the Ralph Lutheran Church in Ralph. Bertha (Maliske) Whalen, 82 of Spearfish passed away Friday at David M. Dorsett Health Care Center in Spearfish. Bertha funeral will be Wednesday at the Immaculate Conception Chapel in Rapid City. Bertha will be buried beside her husband at Black Hills National Cemetery. Our sympathy goes out to their families. The House Republicans met in Pierre Friday evening to get acquainted with the newly elected legislators before our caucus election at the Capitol building early Saturday morning. Twenty two new Republicans were elected to the House this year and all of them came to Pierre to meet the other legislators they will be serving with during the 2013-2014 session. They are an energized bunch, ready to tackle the state’s problems for the voters in their districts. I hope they can hang on to that enthusiasm.

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The caucus election was held early in the morning so the USD and SDSU fans could make it to the big football game that afternoon. David Lust was unopposed for a second term as Majority Leader, Justin Cronin was unopposed for his second term as Assistant Majority Leader and Brian Gosch is the new Speaker. Dean Wink from Howes was elected Speaker Pro Tem, and the four Majority Whips are Jon Hansen, Jacqueline Sly, Scott Munsterman, and Kristin Conzet. Thanksgiving Day is this Thursday and the Olson family has a lot to be thankful for this year. Beckman Memorial Church in Prairie City hosted a delicious Thanksgiving dinner after church on Sunday. There were Thanksgiving services at the Catholic Church in Bison and the Lutheran Church in Buffalo Sunday evening. The Slim Buttes Lutheran choir sang at the service in Buffalo. We drafted Jody Johnson to play for us because our regular pianist Teddi Carlson was participating in the service at Bison. As a side note - we don’t know who brought those wonderful chocolate brownies with the thick fudge frosting, but Reuben wants me to get your recipe! Bill and Verona Vroman are flying to Arizona to spend Thanksgiving with their daughter Linda Otis and her family. Not all of our kids are going to make it home for Thanksgiving, but Teri Dee’s family and Guy’s family are both planning to be here so I’m cooking. Who knows, I might even do a little cleaning if the mood strikes me. I hope you all have a nice Thanksgiving and don’t forget to give thanks for all the blessings we’ve received. I’ll leave you with this Thanksgiving poem that I can really relate to: May your stuffing be tasty, May your turkey be plump, May your potatoes and gravy, Have never a lump, May your yams be delicious, And your pies take the prize, And may your Thanksgiving dinner, Stay off your thighs!

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What do you say?
By Richard P. Holm M.D. Before my junior year in high school, I returned from a Boy Scout canoeing trip to discover my sister had been killed in a car crash. I will never forget the sadness of the moment when I walked into the house, which was filled with what seemed like half the caring and wonderful town of DeSmet, to find my Mom and Dad there grieving. It was near the end of that summer, but the beginning of a long period of mourning for my family and me. There were lessons that came to me after my sister’s death. I realized how important support from a community could be. Consolation came from our friends, neighbors, church community, as well as people who we barely knew. It seemed more about their presence, and not their words. I noticed there were people who had trouble themselves dealing with such loss, and they sort of disappeared. Also I realized that a funeral is not exactly a time of closure for a family, but really just the beginning of a time to accept reality and forge ahead with the difficult changes that life can and does deal out. It took me years to think about my sister and relish in her memory rather than cringe from the pain of the loss. In that sense, I know I will never have closure and that’s good. Some 14 years after her death, while I was on the faculty of a medical school in Georgia, I found myself having to advise medical students how to talk to patients or family about sad news. I reviewed the medical literature on the subject at the time, and concluded that there is no right way to do it except to be 100% honest, and to say whatever is needed with compassion. Through the years those guidelines have sustained me while I have had the burden of sharing awful news. Bottom line, it is being there, more than words, that consoles. Never worry about what to say, just show up, be honest, and care.

Date: November 7, 2012 Present: Schweitzer, Foster, Gochenour, Henderson, Finance Officer Chapman Others Present: Shane Penfield, Tracy Buer, Craig Mizera, Jim Lorenz, Patty Benson, Jill Olson, Ida Schmidt, Juell Chapman, Beth Hulm, press Absent: Commissioner Ottman Call to Order Chairman Schweitzer called the meeting to order at 10:00 a.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Perkins County Commission Regular Meeting

Overtime Discussion was held on the policy concerning overtime.

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p.m. The Commission recessed for lunch at 12:15 p.m. The Commission reconvened the meeting at 12:55 p.m. Ida Schmidt, 4-H Advisor •Ida Schmidt, Perkins County 4-H Advisor, was present to give a report on the 4-H year which concluded at the end of October. •Robyn Goddard, secretary for the State’s Attorney and 4-H Advisor resigned her position with November 9th as her final day of employment. Discussion was held on advertising the position. •Discussion was held on mileage reimbursement. Henderson moved, Foster seconded to reimburse mileage for weekend meetings and extra events within reason, motion carried.

Western South Dakota Community Action Board Chairman Schweitzer appointed Wayne Henderson to the Western South Dakota Community Action Board.

Minutes Foster moved, Henderson seconded to approve the minutes of the October 9, 2012 Commission meeting, motion carried.

Jim Lorenz Jim Lorenz was present to request a tax abatement of 65% of the last half of 2011 payable 2012 taxes and all of 2012 payable 2013 for the Lemmon Senior Citizen’s Center. The proper paperwork has not yet been filed and the item will be placed on the agenda for the December Commission meeting. Building Maintenance Discussion was held on the maintenance and repair of the bathroom fixtures. The board instructed Chapman to get quotes on new urinals for the men’s bathrooms and inform the board on the cost prior to ordering.

Monthly Reports •Finance Officers Account with the Deputy Finance Officer - To the Honorable Board of County Commissioners Perkins County: I hereby submit the following report of my examination of the cash and cash items in the hands of the Deputy Finance Officer of this County as of September 30, 2012, Sylvia Chapman, Finance Officer, Perkins County. Total amount of deposits in banks $4,347.91, Total amount of actual cash $150.69; Insured Money Market $3,278,402.46; Dakota Plains Federal Credit Union membership fee $10.04; Certificates of Deposit $495,531.04; South Dakota FIT $101,495.23; Total $3,879,937.37. The total represents state, county, schools, cities and township funds, which will be transferred to each entity of government after being apportioned. •Sheriff car logs were reviewed. •Sheriff fees were reviewed for October – $960.67. •Motor Vehicle fees for the month of October, 2012 were reviewed. •Register of Deeds fees in the amount of $4,100.12 were reviewed. •Longevity increase of 10¢ per hour was realized for Kelly Serr on November 1, 2012, Patsy Crow, November 14, 2012 and Kirby Chapman on December 1, 2012. A 10¢ per hour longevity increase will be realized by these employees on their anniversary date.

Executive Session Foster moved, Gochenour seconded to retire into executive session to discuss personnel and litigation at 10:20 a.m., motion carried. Chairman Schweitzer declared the meeting in open session at 11:20 a.m. Following the executive session, Schweitzer requested that the department heads meet and formulate interview questions to comply with the current employee policy in regards to performing exit interviews. They would like a list of questions by the next regular meeting. Highway Department •Craig Mizera, from HDR Engineering Inc. was present to review the Lemmon Area Roadway Reconstruction Project Proposal. This project involves City of Lemmon, Perkins County and Adams County. There is a proposal to complete the project in phases, to reduce the monetary impact to the entities. This proposal is a starting point. •Buer presented the Monthly Maintenance and Project Report. Buer stated that he has been in contact with BL Contracting concerning finishing up some projects. • Buer announced that Carson Chord decided not to return to employment following his deployment. Foster made a couple suggestions concerning hiring part-time work this winter if the need arises. •Juell Chapman from the Bison Town Board presented a check for the chip sealing of the streets in the Town of Bison. Chapman stated that the crew had done an excellent job. Executive Session Foster moved, Gochenour seconded to retire into executive session at 12:06 p.m. to discuss personnel, motion carried Schweitzer declared the meeting out of executive session at 12:15 p.m. Gochenour left the meeting at 12:15

Comprehensive Planning Public Meetings December 4th is the tentative date for the Comprehensive Planning Meeting for Lodgepole, Lemmon and Meadow area. The Finance Officer will check on arrangements and let the Commissioners know if this will work.

Abatement Foster moved, Henderson seconded to approve the abatement on Part of SWNW S29-T14-R13, in the amount of $20.24 as the property was taken for tax deed and sold, motion carried. Canvas of the 2012 General Election The Perkins County Commission, acting as Perkins County Board of Canvassers conducted a canvass of the 2012 General Election. Henderson moved, Foster seconded to approve the Official Canvas Results of the 2012 General Election stating We, Mike Schweitzer, Rusty Foster, and Wayne Henderson, appointed as the Board of Canvassers because of our positions on the governing board in the jurisdiction of Perkins County for the General Election held on the 6th day of November, 2012, hereby certify that the foregoing is a true abstract of the votes cast in the jurisdiction of Perkins County at the election as shown by the returns to the person in charge of the election. Roll call vote: Henderson aye, Foster aye, Schweitzer aye, motion carried.

Carda, travel, 199.80; A&B Business, supplies, 305.79; Avera Queen of Peace, prof fees, 111.90; Best Western Hotel, travel, 87.72; Bison Courier, publishing, 1,275.17; Bison Food, supplies, 51.24; Bison Implement, repairs/supp, 797.03; Butler Machinery, repairs, 1,385.67; Country Media, publishing, 995.31; Crane, Roseland, Hardy, ct appt atty, 1,609.42; Current Connection, supplies/equipment, 1,599.88; Dakota Auto Parts, supplies, 339.85; Dakota Farm Equipment, repairs, 78.24; Dakota Herald, publishing, 35.40; Dale’s Tire, supplies, 8,738.96; Digital-ally, repairs, 100.00; Eido, publishing, 14.00; ES&S, supplies, 21.78; Evergreen Supply, supplies, 174.58; Executive Mgmt Finance, supplies, 18.80; Faith City, supplies, 269.35; G&P Paper, supplies, 291.10; Grand Electric, utilities, 1,508.25; IAAO, dues, 175.00; Jackson Trenching, supplies, 657.17; Donald Janz, ct appt atty, 1,100.00; Jim Grothe Electric, supplies, 296.36; John Deere, repairs, 530.68; KBJM, publication, 52.50; K Klemann, contract pay, 500.00; Lar-Jo’s, supplies, 390.67; Lemmon EMT, travel, 642.62; Lemmon Safe Communities, registration, 30.00; McLeod’s Printing, supplies, 471.01; Meade County, jail board, 1,265.00; Newman Signs, supplies, 457.83; NW Farm Supply, supplies, 170.93; S Penfield, rent/cellphone, 450.00; Pennington County Sheriff, travel, 139.20; Perkins Co Ambulance, travel, 489.43; PharmChem Inc, drug testing, 84.00; Pitney Bowes, suppl/maint, 604.78; Print Shop, supplies, 20.00; Ida Schmidt, travel, 88.65; SD Dept of Health, blood testing, 33.00; SD DOT, repairs, 11,614.82; Sheehan Mack, repairs, 296.07; SISMA, supplies, 125.00; T Smith, chemical rebate, 996.45; State Animal Damage Control, pred animal, 6,044.39; Kate Thompson, Atty, ct appt atty, 256.20; Town of Bison, utilities, 331.16; Verizon Wireless, utilities, 120.03; VISA, supplies/reg, 291.54; K Wilson, chemical rebate, 151.86; WR Telephone, utilities, 892.13. General election, salary, 4,053.70; General election, travel, 675.62; General election, rent, 210.00. Adjournment Foster moved, Henderson seconded to adjourn the meeting at 3:00 p.m. The next regular meeting of the Perkins County Commission will be held on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the Perkins County Courthouse. ATTEST: APPROVED:

Raffles The Bison Public Library and Bison Girl Scouts presented letters informing the Commission they would be holding raffles with funds going to their nonprofit organizations. CHN Patty Benson was present to introduce Jill Olson as her new administrative assistant. They have been busy with trainings and Jill is working hard to learn the ropes of the CHN/WIC office.

Shane Penfield Discussion was held on the secretarial position which is being advertised the next couple of weeks. They hope to have someone in place by the first part of December. Claims The following claims were presented and approved for payment: October payroll: 70,856.50; IRS, fica, 4,728.35; SD Retirement, retirement, 3,849.63; Delta Dental, insurance, 913.74; Lincoln Mutual, insurance, 116.64; SDSDBF, insurance, 15,015.73; Loyson

Sylvia Chapman, Finance Officer Mike Schweitzer, Chairman [Published November 22, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $91.30.]

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By Walt Bones, South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture After enduring one of the most volatile growing seasons in history, it is time for us in agriculture to step back and evaluate our year and plan on where our farms and ranches are headed next year. A lot of this soul searching is done at our commodity group and farm organization’s annual meetings. Each year, we gather with our peers and at a grass root’s level, analyze and bring policy resolutions forward. Sometimes these resolutions are approved at the local and State levels and are submitted for national consideration. We have had good local ideas become part of a Federal Farm Bill. Regardless of where the discussion leads, it is the discussion and the input that is important. We here in South Dakota embrace local (grass roots) control. There are 66 counties, 913 townships, 123 State Boards and Commissions plus all the other local and statewide leadership positions that are available and filled by producers and citizens. It seems logical to me that with our small population, South Dakota has a higher percentage of its population involved in the policy-making process than any other State in the U.S. I would encourage all of you to get involved. Make your ideas and thoughts on the issues known. You can make a difference. As the saying goes, “the world is run by those that show up” or “if you are not at the table, you are probably on the menu”. Never has that been so true. That is the ongoing role of the Ag Policy division here at the South Dakota Department of Agriculture. We are constantly advocating for our farmers, ranchers and processors so that they can do what they do so well. There is not a week that goes by that we are not commenting on policy proposals out of Washington, D.C., or helping a constituent. We have excellent relationships with our Congressional delegations. They, too, are looking for input into issues that are relevant to our producers. As we enter this Holiday season, let’s remember that our State’s greatest blessing is the people that live here. Each and every one of you contribute to make this State what it is. We need your input. We need to hear your thoughts and ideas. If you are not a member, please join and support the process that serves you all so well. I wish you all a very blessed Thanksgiving!

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November 10th. To all the ladies who furnished food, to the men who did “kitchen duty” and helped us gals with “ carry in and carry out”! thanks to pastor Marcia for the short service and to Clint Ridley for the photos and interesting report on his Ag trip to China. Thanks to the hunters and everyone else who came to eat and share the evening! God Bless everyone. Immanuel LCW

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Part of the proceeds will go the Bison Rodeo Club and the Scholarship Fund Sponsored By: Pasque Lodge 214

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The holiday season is a time for cherished memories. For many, it’s also a special time to remember loved ones who have passed away.
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Individuals can honor special people or the memory of loved ones by purchasing a Love Light in this annual holiday light display. All proceeds will assist in purchasing new patio furniture. Love Lights will be displayed in the hallways of the nursing home through January 15, 2013. Remembrances will be printed in our news letter and in the local newspapers.

As we count our blessings during the holidays, we’re most thankful for you.

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