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Volume 30 Number 32 January 24, 2013
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 School Board to host public meeting
On Wednesday January 30, 2013 the Bison School Board will be hosting a public meeting in the Bison School cafeteria at 5:30 P.M. The quonset building that currently houses the school’s shop/classrooms is in need of repair or replacement due to various structural and functional issues. Because of the cost and magnitude of this project the School Board would like to obtain input, ideas and opinions from the community.
Are you a student looking to study for upcoming ACTs, SATs or graduate school admissions? Are you in need of Advance Placement and CLEP prep tests? Or maybe you’re a parent looking for a way to help your child improve their math, reading, and writing skills? The Learning Express Library is only one of many resources offered by the South Dakota State Library and you can access it for free. The learning express library itself offers over 800 online courses, tests and e-books to help you enhance your career with resume-writing and interview skills improvement, career licensing, certification test prep and workplace and academic skills improvement. Don’t spend hundreds of dollars on books and programs that become outdated, use resources right at your fingertips. If you do not have access to a computer or internet access, the Bison Public Library is here to help with that too. We have 3 public computers and free wireless internet if you have your own lap top. It’s easy to register by going to HYPERLINK "http://www.learning expresslibrary.com"www .learningexpressli-
State Library offers free electronic resources
During the 71st South Dakota Rural Electric Association annual meeting Jan. 10 and 11, numerous South Dakotans were recognized for their dedication to the electric cooperative program in the state. SDREA’s 28 electric cooperative distribution systems and three generation and transmission electric cooperatives serve nearly 300,000 people across 90 percent of South Dakota’s land mass. These systems are member-owned utilities established to provide at-cost electric service to more than 114,000 farms, homes, schools, churches, businesses and other establishments across the state. SDREA is the service association of the state’s electric cooperatives and is devoted to unifying, promoting and protecting the interests of member electric cooperatives in South Dakota by providing leadership, training, communication, legislative representation and other member services. Each of the 31 SDREA member cooperatives selects a director from their local board, which is elected by the cooperative’s membership, to represent the cooperative on the SDREA board of directors. Years of Service Recognition: Fifty-eight cooperative directors and employees were recognized for 25 or more years of service to the state’s electric cooperatives. Those recognized, along with their years
South Dakota Co-ops honored at meeting
of service and the cooperative they are affiliated with, include: 25 Years of Service: Glen Reaser, Black Hills Electric Cooperative, Custer; Floyd Burbach, Bon Homme Yankton Electric Association, Tabor, Cris Miller, Butte Electric Cooperative, Newell; Geoff Byrd and Alan Spader, Central Electric Cooperative, Mitchell; Sally Florey and Bob Struck, Charles Mix Electric Association, Lake Andes; Darrell Scott, CherryTodd Electric Cooperative, Mission; Alan Gauer and James Ryken, Clay Union Electric Corporation, Vermillion; Tammy Popham, CodingtonClark Electric Cooperative, Watertown; Randy Hoffman, East River Electric Power Cooperative, Madison; Jerry Reisenauer and Bonnie Sander, Grand Electric Cooperative, Bison; Pat Kirby, H-D Electric Cooperative, Clear Lake; Duane Pearman, Moreau-Grand Electric Cooperative, Timber Lake; Kenny Swanson, Northern Electric Cooperative, Bath; LeRoy Littau, Rosebud Electric Cooperative, Gregory; Bruce Halverson, Southeastern Electric Cooperative, Marion; and Byron Frank, Ross Johnson and Joel Stephens, West River Electric Association, Wall; 30 Years of Service: Gene Popkes, CherryTodd Electric; Mike Kruse, Clay Union Electric; Doug Engbrecht, East River Electric; Tom Lundborg, Lake Region Electric Association, Webster; Darvin Dickhaut, Northern Electric; Susan Hilmoe, Sioux Valley Energy, Colman; and Marvin Moor, West Central Electric Cooperative, Murdo; 35 Years of Service: Robert Ulmer, Bon Homme Yankton Electric; Curt Guindon, Central Electric; Julie Labrie, Dakota Energy Cooperative, Huron; Ken Booze, Jim Iversen and Val Manthey, East River Electric; Alden Flakoll, FEM Electric Association, Ipswich; Gladys Jackson, Grand Electric; Doug Lynch and Trudy Smith, Lake Region Electric; Greg Selken, Sioux Valley Energy; Doug Bartling and Bob Schrag, Southeastern Electric; and Steve Reed, West Central Electric; 40 Years of Service: Robert Weisz, Central Electric; and Richard Luke, Southeastern Electric; 50 Years of Service: Ray Osburn, Cherry-Todd Electric Safety Recognized: Seven cooperatives were recognized for their 2012 safety accomplishments during the SDREA annual meeting. Bon Homme Yankton Electric; Butte Electric; East River Electric; Grand Electric; H-D Electric; Sioux Valley Energy; and SDREA, each completed its three-year enhanced assessment process in 2012. Other South Dakota cooperatives participating in RESAP include: Black Hills Electric; Central Electric; Charles Mix Electric; Clay Union Electric; Codington-Clark
Electric; Dakota Energy; FEM Electric; Kingsbury Electric Cooperative, De Smet; Southeastern Electric; West River Electric; and Whetstone Valley Electric Cooperative, Milbank. The mission of the Rural Electric Safety Achievement Program is “to establish and promote the highest quality safety standards, best practices, and behaviors of a high performing safety culture.” Wellness Challenge Met: As part of the ongoing South Dakota Healthcare Partnership, SDREA once again sponsored a wellness challenge. In 2012, co-ops were challenged to go Twice Around the Earth’s Equator. By exercising for 15 minutes a day, participants were to earn miles and points the equivalent of two times the earth’s circumference. Employees at 16 cooperatives and SDREA met their system’s challenge. Co-ops who met the 2012 challenge were: Black Hills Electric; Cam Wal Electric Cooperative, Selby; Charles Mix Electric; Cherry-Todd Electric; CodingtonClark Electric; East River Electric; FEM Electric; H-D Electric; Lacreek Electric Association, Martin; Northern Electric; Rosebud Electric; Rushmore Electric Power Cooperative, Rapid City; SDREA; Sioux Valley Energy; Southeastern Electric; West River Electric; and Whetstone Valley Electric.
brary.com. You will need a state library card, but you can get that by going to the South Dakota state Library home page and signing up, which is also. .free. If you are interested in more of the resources the State Library has to offer and how to use them, they are offering a free course, or E-Resource Challenge starting at the end of this month. This is a self-paced learning opportunity that guides you to explore and discover content and features in the statewide electronic resources. In this 10 week course you will learn more about on-line journals, encyclopedias, practice tests and other resources such as a genealogy search tool. The first lesson will be released January 21, but you can start any time before the deadline of April 8th. To get started, register at HYPERLINK "http://sdlibrarychallenge .blogspot.com"http://sdlibrarychallenge.blogspot.com. There is a getting started link on the right hand side of the electronic Resources Challenge Blog. Follow the directions and good luck. If you have any questions you can call the Bison Public Library at 244-7252. Our hours of service are Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-6 PM and Wednesday s 10-1 and 4-6.
Donate Blood January 23, 2013 at the Grand Electric Social room. 11:45 - 6 p.m. 244-5472 for info.
Prairie Community Health is again sponsoring the Dakota Smiles Mobile Dental Bus. Something new this year, a prescreening will be done so that the actual treatment can be done in March. Prescreening for Dakota Smiles Mobile Dental Program will begin February 4. The Dental Bus will be coming to Bison March 4 - 8, 2013. No child will be turned away for inability to pay. Adults may also be seen if time permits. Priority will be given to Bison Clinic patients, children first. Required paperwork may be picked up at the Bison Clinic. This paperwork must be received back at the Clinic before any appointment will be scheduled. Call the Clinic at 2445206 for more information
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 to Dickinson 1st Wednesday for $20.00. Call for information 374-3189.
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School board recognition week
Northwest Area Schools joins districts across the state to thank school board members for their leadership and service to our area school districts and communities during School Board Recognition Week, Jan. 14 - 18. “This week is a good opportunity to recognize our school board for their dedication to our children and our communities,” said Cris Owens, Director of Northwest Area Schools. More than 850 South Dakotans are members of a local school board. The board members who serve their districts are responsible for setting the vision and goals for the district. They work to provide a quality education for K-12 students and oversee the annual budgets. School boards also hire quality educators, sets district goals, adopt policies and evaluate progress while keeping the interests of all students first. “As elected leaders, school board members serve an important role. They are the link between the school and community,” said Cris Owens. During School Board Recognition Week, please take time to thank your local school board members, and the Northwest Area Schools Board Members for being dedicated to the education of our children. The men and women serving on the Northwest Area Schools Boards are; Kim Farries – AgarBlunt-Onida, Dan BeckmanBison, Nate Grueb -Dupree, Scott Vance-Faith, Matt Gilbert-Harding County, Sandy BaumbergerMcIntosh, Wilfred JonesMcLaughlin,, Ruth Fischer-Smee, and AJ Lindskov-Timber Lake.
Back row:Scott Vance, Nate Grueb. A.J. Lindskov, Dan Beckman, Wilfred Jones.Front row: Ruth Fischer and Sandy Baumberger,
Forty years since Roe vs Wade decision
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Thursday, January 24
Hamburger on a bun hash browns baked beans tomato slice on lettuce pears
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THE BISON COURIER
Roast Beef mashed potatoes w/gravy lma beans orange Pork chops w/celery sauce cooked carrots green beans plum Swedish meatballs & noodles peas, fruity slaw grapes
Friday, January 25
Monday, January 28
A very important decision is remembered January 22, 2013. On that date forty years ago the Roe vs Wade decision was made that made abortion legal in the USA. Since that time 56 million babies have been aborted. That is equivalent to the combined population of california and Texas, the two most populous states in the USA. There will be an ad in this paper to remember this horrific decision. The Stateline Right To Life Chapter met Tuesday, January 15 at the home of Diana Landis with eight members present. The chapter members will sell concessions and conduct a bake sale on February 7 at the boy’s basketball game with Rapid City Christian. This is a fund raising event. Another activity was planned for Sunday, February 24 at the Grand Electric Social Room. At 3 p.m. a movie will be shown entitled “October Baby”. The movie is
about a teenage girl who finds out she was adopted. As the story unfolds much more information is discovered concerning her birth. This movie is a good movie appropriate for family viewing. Refreshments will also be served that day by chapter members. The chapter will also sponsor a cracker barrel session at the Grand Electric Social room to enable the public to converse with legislators Ryan Maher and Betty Olson. a date will soon be set as to the time of that event. Citizens will then have an opportunity to voice their opinions and concerns on the many subjects facing legislators and citizens. By unanimous agreement the present officers will serve another term. They are as follows: President Diana Landis; Vice-President Phil Hahn; Secretary Teddi Carlson; Treasurer Vicki Hahn. The next meeting was set for Tuesday, April 16 at 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, January 29
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Roast turkey sweet potatoes cranberry sauce strawberries w/topping
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Rosebud News ............. Tiss Treib
Bridget and Lil Albert Keller traveled to Bismarck Thursday and were overnight guests of Dawn Harris. They had a baby appointment Friday and returned home. Duane and Dawn Harris, Bridget and Lil Albert Keller went and looked at the Roy and Janet Cranston cattle Saturday and on their way home were supper guests of Tim and JoAnne Seim. Nolan and Linda Seim and family were among those who attended the benefit for Emil and Gladys Schell in Lemmon Saturday evening. Miss Ella and Miss Greta Anderson were Sunday afternoon tea party guests of Miss Jasmine. The tea party was enjoyed and the girls came dressed in tea party attire and momma’s finest glassware was used. Friday evening Bridget and Lil Albert Keller, Duane and Dawn Harris and Shirley Harris had supper together in Lemmon. Katie Rose and Katie Ruth Wiechmann brought Esther Johnson to Hettinger Monday for an appointment. Tiss Treib met them at the clinic and later they met up with Al Treib and went out for ice cream. Al and Tiss Treib made a trip to Hettinger Friday afternoon and picked up Stanford Allen. They went out to supper and Stanford was an overnight guest. Donna, LaKrista, Dusti and Dally Allen came out to the Treib ranch Saturday. Stanford returned home with them in the afternoon.
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Jan. 15 32 6 Jan. 16 39 31 Jan. 17 47 28 Jan. 18 47 32 Jan. 19 33 9 Jan. 20 13 -6 Jan. 21 7 -7 One year ago Hi 46 Lo -12
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Friday, Thelma Sandgren went to Hettinger and on her way home stopped at Jim and Angie Spenny’s for a visit. Saturday, John and Shirley Johnson came over and visited with Thelma Sandgren. Jim and Patsy Miller played cards in Hettinger Friday and visited with Violet Miller at the Nursing home. Jim and Patsy Miller went to the movie in Hettinger Friday evening. Jim, Patsy, Matt and Christi Miller traveled to Rapid City Saturday. Lynn and Dorothy Frey attended the funeral of Adeline Friez in Mott Saturday morning. Lynn Frey visited with Vince and Susan Gunn Sunday afternoon and accompanied them to Summerville to play pinochle. Worship at Rosebud on January 27th will be at 11:00 am with Annual meeting and Potluck to follow. A brief Ladies Aide meeting will also be held.
2nd Annual Chili Cook Off!
1st 2nd 3rd place prizes!
Saturday, February 9th at The Buzz Stop 5 p.m.
Chili Contestants Wanted!
Brought to you by Grand Electric Co-op, Inc.
Happy 5th Birthday Trucker! Love ya
Grandpa Merle Grandma Cheryl
How good is your Chili??? Lets find out!!!!
Registration forms available at the Buzz Stop. Forms must be returned no later than February 6th. Space is limited - sign up soon!
Remainder of Chili will be available for “Free Will Offering” - proceeds go to a local charity.
Call 244-7760 for more information
Tasters needed for judging from 5 - 6 p.m.
January 25 - 27
surround sound Lemmon 374-5107 8:00 p.m. nightly PG-13 150 minutes
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South Dakota Legislative News
He served 29 years in the South Dakota National Guard before retiring in January. Zimmerman completed a tour in Afghanistan (OEF) as the Operations SGM for the nine Northern provinces in that country and has received many awards and decorations during his career including a Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. Friday was the eighth day of the 2013 legislative session and the pace is starting to pick up. 228 bills have been filed so far, 118 in the House and 111 in the Senate, and several more bills are being circulated. Wednesday, January 23 is the last day for unlimited bill introduction and January 28 is the deadline for a legislator to file their final three individual bills and joint resolutions. So far all the bills we’ve dealt with in the House were agency and summer study committee bills. The governor's Red Tape Review brought us a lot of cleanup bills that have repealed thousands of antiquated and unnecessary words from state statutes. Sen. Maher, Rep. Schrempp, and I served on the Oil and Gas Development Committee this summer and four of the bills that came out of that committee passed the House this week: *The oil and gas development bill that I carried, HB 1001 to require mineral developers to give notice to surface owners before entering the land, came before the Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee Tuesday. DENR brought a friendly amendment to clarify the mineral development as surface disturbing activities which include well site construction, road building, grading, excavation, demolition, and related activities. Both the amendment and the bill passed unanimously and it was put on the consent calendar. HB 1001 passed the House without a single dissenting vote on Thursday and has been sent on to Senate Ag. •HB 1003 to provide for mediation between mineral developers and surface owners in certain disputes over surface depredation and to provide for mediation of mineral fee disputes was passed after being Hoghoused in Ag Committee on Thursday. •HB 1004 to provide for the award of treble damages in certain surface depredation cases is scheduled to come before Ag on Tuesday. •HB 1006 to revise certain provisions relating to the termination of certain mineral interests also passed out of Ag Committee Tuesday and the House on Thursday and will go on to Senate Ag. There may be some unintended consequences to this bill, so there may be some amendments coming. I’m the prime sponsor of another bill that came about because of testimony sheep producers in this district gave before the Oil and Gas committee. HB 1083 will reestablish sheep rustling as a class four felony. Statute 22-30A-17 says the theft of cattle, horses, mules, buffalo, or captive non-domestic elk is rustling. Evidently sheep were included in that statute at one time and HB 1083 will merely put the theft of sheep and goats back into the law. HB 1083 has been sent to the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee. On a personal note, Rep. Lance Carson from Mitchell missed the first week of session because he was in the hospital with heart problems. He showed up this Tuesday wearing a battery pack that keeps his heart beating and he is on number 3 on the A negative transplant list to get a heart. Please keep my friend Lance in your prayers. I’ll have more to report next week after we begin taking up legislators' bills. If you want to get in touch with me, you can call me at the House Chamber number 773-3851. Leave a phone number and I'll call you back. The fax number is 773-6806. If you send a fax, address it to Rep. Betty Olson. You can also email me at email@example.com during session. You can keep track of bills and committee meetings at this link: http://legis.state.sd.us/ You can also use this link to find the legislators, see what committees they are on, read all the bills and track the status of each bill, listen to committee hearings, and contact the legislators.
Rep. Betty Olson
Gov. Daugaard has appointed Larry D. Zimmerman to serve as the first Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Zimmerman was confirmed by the Senate on January 15, 2013 and will service over 70,000 Veterans in SD.
Greetings from Pierre, we have just finished our second week of the 88th Legislative Session. I am proud of the fact that we serve as citizen lawmakers and take great pride in our accessibility to all of you as constituents in our district. This is my seventh session and the start of my fourth and final term as your Senator for District 28. Over the next two years I will be serving on the Senate Education Committee, the Senate Commerce Committee and I will be the chairman of the Senate Tax Committee. I will also serve as a Major Whip to the Republican Caucus. This past week the Senate confirmed the appointment of Larry D Zimmerman to Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Secretary Zimmerman will
Senator Ryan Maher
service over 70,000 Veterans in South Dakota. As a veteran himself, He served 29 years in the South Dakota National Guard, where included in his service, he completed a tour of duty in Afghanistan (OEF) as the Operations SGM for the nine Northern provinces in that country. He has received many awards and decorations during his career including a Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal before retiring in January of 2013. Secretary Zimmerman will be very responsive to our veterans needs as they come home and reintegrate into our state, because he has been in the same position, and he will help take care of their needs. Many bills are in the drafting process and many ideas are starting to float though the capitol, some have merit while many others will never see the light of day. Bill filing has been slow but this is due to the huge turnover we have seen in the legislative body. Current Legislation - Public Safety Improvement Act – Senate Bill 70 has passed the State Affairs Committee 8 – 0 vote and will be heard on the Senate Floor this next week. This Bill is an Act to hold offenders more accountable for their actions, improve public safety, and create the capacity needed for the supervision of offenders with the community We have a duty to give people the opportunity to help folks stay or be-
come productive members of society. 1 out of 4 inmates in SD are in prison for a parole violation and 80% of our prison inmates were convicted of non-violent crimes. This will save taxpayers $224million that would have been spent on building two new prisons to meet the growing number of prisoners in South Dakota The goal is to bend the cost curve or slow down the dramatic cost increase in the prison system. Special Education funding Bill – Senate Bill 15 – Will be heard in Senate Education Makes changes to the criteria for a school to be eligible, and for school districts to apply for funding from ECP and then seeks to maintain integrity of this fund for extraordinary cost instead of becoming an excess cost fund. Seeks to clarify the process for the setting of levies and maintenance of the state and local funding for the formula and seeks a new maximum levy and local effort levy for the special education fund. Higher Education Bills – Senate Bills 3, 4, and 5. This past week, we also addressed three higher education bills in committee. Just as we are trying to spend smarter in corrections, Senate Bills 3, 4, and 5 are part of a package to help us do so in higher education. This package of bills will report how people are performing on licensing and certification exams, it will help us determine job placements for graduates of postsecondary education institutions in South Dakota, and it will establish
the Public Purpose and Goals of post-secondary education. This package of education legislation will help provide guidance for our higher institutions of learning by measuring outcomes and adapting to the needs of our students in education as we prepare them for the job market. Senate Bill 3 - requires the reporting of the outcomes of certain licensure and certification exams. Senate Bill 4 is an act to require the Department of Labor and Regulation to determine certain job placements for graduates of all public postsecondary education institutions in the State of South Dakota. I have a few issues with this bill only because the government will now be tracking our students from the time they graduate until whenever they see fit. The Department of Labor will collect the information from the unemployment insurance forms that are submitted by every employer in the state. Then this information will be sent back to the Universities and they will then cross reference this data with their data. This will allow big brother to see what you are making, what your work is, and how does this work relate to the degree you received, along with a whole host of other data. Senate Bill 5 is an act to establish the public purpose and goals of postsecondary education and to provide funding of postsecondary education. This bill also creates the Council on Higher Education Policy Goals, Performance, and Accountability. Reigning in Government - SB 40 was an act to require certain re-
ceipts of delivery to grain elevators be kept and to establish certain penalties for overweight vehicles and trailers. Each grain elevator shall make and maintain for at least one year, a receipt for each delivery, that shall contain the following information: Date and time of delivery, truck weight gross and net, license plate number or other identifying number of the vehicle including the trailer, number of axles, and the names of the owner and operator. This bill was sent to the 41st day killing the bill. SB 50 was Act to authorize the Department of Revenue to provide certain lists to other state agencies. This bill would have allowed the Department of Revenue to share lists of taxpayers, licensees, or applicants, with other state government agencies if the head of the other state government agency requests the information. Any list provided by this law could have been used to the extent necessary to carry out the official duties of the requesting state agency. This bill was sent to the 41st day killing the bill. Please Keep in touch on the issues and feel free to contact me at (605) 850-3598 or at my legislative email firstname.lastname@example.org My person email address is email@example.com. I enjoy the chance to serve as an elected official in your citizen Legislature. As always you can follow everything online at http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2013/index.aspx
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Sand County Foundation, the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association and the South Dakota Grassland Coalition are accepting applications for the $10,000 Leopold Conservation Award, which honors South Dakota landowners who demonstrate responsible stewardship and management of natural resources. “Our 2012 South Dakota Leopold Conservation Award winners, the Koprivas, are outstanding land stewards, but they aren’t the only family doing exceptional work for natural resources in South Dakota,” said Brent Haglund, Ph.D., president of Sand County Foundation. “We look forward to honoring more innovative farmers and ranchers, like the Koprivas, who are committed to the enhancement of South Dakota’s landscape.” Given in honor of Aldo Leopold’s land ethic, the Leopold Conservation Award recognizes extraordinary achievement in voluntary conservation inspires other landowners in their communities through these examples and provides a visible forum where leaders from the agricultural community are recognized as conservation leaders outside of the industry. In his influential book, “A Sand County Almanac” (1949), Leopold called for an ethical relationship between people and the land they own and manage, which he called “an evolutionary possibility and an ecological necessity.” "The South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association is proud to be part of the Leopold Conservation Award
South Dakota Leopold Conservation Award seeks nominees
as one aspect of our work to enhance a profitable business climate for current and future beef producers,” said Cory Eich, president, South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association. “The use of novel conservation practices is critical for our next generations of farmers and ranchers to meet the food needs of our growing world population.” The Leopold Conservation Award in South Dakota is possible thanks to generous contributions from many organizations, including: American State Bank, Belle Fourche River Watershed Partnership, Daybreak Ranch, Ducks Unlimited, Farm Credit, Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, Millborn Seeds, Mortenson Family, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Partners for Fish & Wildlife, Professional Alliance, South Dakota's Conservation Districts, South Dakota Department of Environment & Natural Re-
sources, South Dakota Farm Bureau, South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks, South Dakota Grassland Coalition, South Dakota State University Foundation, The Nature Conservancy and World Wildlife Fund. Nominations must be postmarked by March 8, 2013 and mailed to SDCA at 215 E. Prospect, Pierre, SD 57501. The 2012 Leopold Conservation Award will be presented at the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association’s Annual Convention in December. "Seeking out and honoring private land managers who deserve the South Dakota Leopold Conservation Award goes a long way to advancing proven land conservation practices that we all can benefit from,” said Jim Faulstich, vicechairman, South Dakota Grassland Coalition. For application information, please visit www.leopoldconservationaward.org.
that fateful day, January 22, 1973, when Roe v Wade became law. Since then, 56,000,000 babies in this country have been denied their right to life! 40 years = 56,000,000 unborn children
Nearly 56 million (56,000,000) babies have been aborted in the United States. To put this in prospective, that is about the combined population of California and Texas, the two most populous states in the Union.
STATELINE RIGHT TO LIFE REMEMBERS
Please consider Adoption as your loving option!
Stateline RTL Calendar Events: Everyone welcome at every event!
Thursday, February 7 4:30 Bison School Bake sale and Concession during basketball games (Baked good donations are encouraged) Sunday, February 24 3:00 p.m. Grand Electric Social Room FREE movie matinee and pie social Showing “October Baby” Watch this newspaper for time and place Cracker Barrel with area legislators 4:30 Tuesday, March 19 Regular meeting of local Stateline RTL location TBA
Contact Diana Landis, 244-7120, for more information.
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High school rodeo featured at 20X event
An extreme showcase of South Dakota’s finest high school cowboys and cowgirls – that is exactly what you will find if you make your way to the Black Hills Stock Show Rodeo at the Rapid City Rushmore Plaza Civic Center January 27, at 1:00 p.m. There will be 114 top high school rodeo athletes will be geared up and ready to go as they get an opportunity to showcase their rodeo talents during the 11th Annual 20X Extreme Showcase. South Dakota has four regions of high school rodeo contestants. The top three cowboys and cowgirls from each region in each event, based on points after state finals, are invited to compete in this exclusive rodeo event. Each contestant will receive a Wrangler 20X shirt and a Wrangler jean gift certificate. Event winners receive a trophy buckle made by Maynard Buckles. Four $500 scholarships are available for senior contestants, one from Wrangler, two from the Black Hills Stock Show Foundation and one from South Dakota Buckaroos. The 20X Extreme College Fair will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the south balcony of the Barnett Arena. This is a great opportunity for contestants to visit with National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association rodeo coaches from South Dakota, North Dakota, Iowa, Oklahoma and Wyoming. This will be an opportunity to see some of the best young rodeo talent South Dakota has to offer, matched up against top stock, competing in the Black Hills Stock Show Rodeo venue. Combine this with the top contract personnel in the PRCA, and fans are sure to receive an afternoon of pure rodeo entertainment. Bareback Northwest – Shane O'Connell, Rapid City, Trig Clark, Meadow, Trevor Gray, Ridgeview. Barrel Racing East – Chesney Nagel, Springfield, Cassidy Musick, Virgil, Torrie Michels, Mitchell, alternate Kendra Kannas, Hayti; Northwest – Taylor Engessor, Spearfish, Brittany Eymer, Spearfish, Peedee Doyle, St Onge, alternate Fehrin Ward, Fruitdale; River – Annie Fulton, Miller, Laura O'Leary, Timber Lake, Kailee Webb, Isabel, alternate Syerra Christensen, Kennebec; Southwest – Keenie Word, Hermosa, Jordan Tierney, Oral, Baillie Mutchler, Whitewood, alternate Ashley Peterson, Rapid City. Breakaway East – Logan Moody, Letcher, Maddie Schaack, Clark, Shanna Swanson, alternate Brooke Ollerich, Colton; Northwest – Brooke Howell, Belle Fourche, Cassy Woodward, Dupree, Jayci Lamphere, Belle Fourche, alternate Fehrin Ward, Fruitdale; River – Cedar Jandreau, Kennebec, Tawny Barry, Carter, Katie Hostutler, Midland, alternate Courtney Dahlgren, Timber Lake, Southwest – Elsie Fortune, Interior, Mattee Pauley, Wall, Cassidy Mutchler, Whitewood, alternate Dale Ellen Cuny, Kyle. Bull Riding East – Ryan Knutson, Toronto, Riley Page, Colton; Northwest – Ian Jacobs, Belle Fourche, Jade Nixon, Belle Fourche, Dalton Gerbracht, Faith, alternate Treye Laplante; River – Jake Frazier, White Horse,Casey Heninger, Ft. Pierre, Scott Shoemaker, Gregory, alternate Levi Schonebaum, Herrick; Southwest – Miles Englebert, Burdock, Kyle Reddy, Pine Ridge, J D Phelps, Porcupine, alternate Lane Cermak, Sturgis. Goat Tying East – Jacey Hupp, Huron, Vanzi Knippling, Chamberlain, Maggie Heiberger, Hartford, alternate Brandi Cwach, Geddes; Northwest – Tearnee Nelson, Faith, Tricia Wilken, Meadow, Fehrin Ward, Fruitdale, alternate Peyton Smith, Lantry, River – Katie Lensgrav, Interior, Rylee Jo Rutten, Colome, Bailey Tibbs, Ft. Pierre, alternate Erin Kenzy, Iona; Southwest – Karlee Peterson, Sturgis, Kailey Rae Sawvell, Quinn, Kassi McPherson, Rapid City. Pole Bending East – Hailey Block, Sisseton, Becca Lythgoe, Colton, Jorry Lammers, Hartford, alternate Kelsey Kennedy, Beresford; Northwest – Kellsey Collins, Newell, Bryce Olson, Prairie City, Maclyn Hauck, Belle Fourche, alternate Brooke Howell, Belle Fourche; River – Remi Wientjes, Onida, Jordan Bickel, Trail City, Kelsey Garber, Pierre, alternate Moriah Glaus, Chamberlain; Southwest – Mazee Pauley, Wall, Kaitlin Peterson, Sturgis, Carlee Johnston, Elm Springs, alternate Tylee Evans, Piedmont. Saddle Bronc East – Jade Maier, Bowdle; Northwest – Tayte Clark, Meadow, Teal Schmidt, Sturgis, Seth Longbrake, Howes, alternate Kash Deal, Dupree; River Region Bill Chauncy, Mission; Southwest – Reed Johnson, Philip, Jordan Hunt, Faith, Paul Kruse, Interior. Steer Wrestling East – Cole Potter, Winfred, Cameron Fanning, Olivet, Shane Boysen Sioux Falls; Northwest – Andy Nelson, Spearfish, Caden Packer, Sturgis, Max Teigen, Camp Crook, alternate Dalton Hurst, Buffalo; River – Jake Fulton, Valentine, Tyler Gaer, Newell, Logan Christensen, Kadoka, alternate Wyatt Schaack, Wall; Southwest – Carson Johnston, Elm Springs. Tie Down Roping East – Braedy Edleman, Huron, Nolan Richie, Bristol, Kyle Kallhoff, Watertown, alternate Matt Nelson, Colman; Northwest – Casey Packer, Sturgis, Cody Trainor, Faith, Cody Packer, Sturgis, alternate Lane Foster, Lemmon; River – Lee Sivertsen, Ree Heights, Carson Musick, Pierre, Samuel Boldon, Oglala, alternate Wyatt Fulton, St. Lawrence; Southwest – Treg Schaack, Edgemont, Wyatt Mann, Box Elder, Joshua Hunt, Faith, alternate Lane Blasius, all. Team Roping - Headers East – Wyatte Andersen, Hurley, Jeremiah Johnson, Huron, Jace Christiansen, Egan, alternate Joe Hendrickson, Chancellor; Northwest – Cody Bernstein, Faith, Colby Hetzel, Lemmon, Dalton Sheridan, Faith alternate Kash Deal, Dupree; River – Klay O'Daniel, Kadoka, Reece Wientjes, Mound City, Hanna Hostutler, Midland, alternate Courtney Dahlgren, Timber Lake, Southwest – Caleb Schroth, Buffalo Gap, Connor McNenny, Sturgis, Grady Egly, Oelrichs, alternate Lane Blasius, Wall. Team Roping - Heelers East – Seth Andersen, Hurley, Kaycee Monnens, Watertown, Dean Christensen, Beresford; Northwest – Michael Deichert, Spearfish, Cash Hetzel, Lemmon, Shay Oliver, Lemmon; Northwest – alternate Lane Foster, Faith; ?River – Nolan Hall, Timber Lake, Pearson Wientjes, Mound City, Brooke Nelson, Philip, alternate Savanna Glaus, Chamberlain; Southwest – Trey Richter, Quinn, Jade Schmidt, Box Elder, Cort Baker, Hermosa, alternate Lathan Lauing, Oral.
Prairie Fellowship Parish ELCA Pastor Margie Hershey
Grace Is Like Donuts
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We often talk about being saved by grace but grace is difficult to explain to those who have not experienced God’s grace for us. Recently I read this explanation that gives us a pretty good picture of how we are blessed. A group of junior high kids were asked the difference between grace, mercy and justice.
“If a cop pulls you over for speeding and gives you a warning, that’s mercy.” “But if a cop pulls you over for speeding and gives you a Krispy Kreme donut, that’s grace.” Grace is the unexpected good news that instead of punishment Jesus gives us undeserved blessings.
One boy responded by saying, “If a cop pulls you over for speeding and gives you a ticket, that’s justice.”
Obituaries Norman G. Smith "Bud"
by the Johnson-Melary American Legion Post #115 of Hettinger. Norman George "Bud" Smith was born in Hettinger, North Dakota on October 3, 1919, the son of Newell and Bessie Smith. He grew up on the family ranch near Lodgepole, South Dakota and was educated in a one-room country school until attending and graduating from Hettinger High School in 1937. After graduation, Bud began farming and ranching with his parents. On February 14, 1942, Bud married Leotta Wulf at Baker Montana and shortly after, in June of 1942 he enlisted in the US Navy. After attending Motor Machinist school in Virginia he was assigned to the USS Waller, a destroyer. He spent 41 months in the Navy in the South Pacific theatre. He participated in the Solomon Islands and Mariana Islands campaigns, earning six battle stars. He was honorably discharged on November 4, 1945. After WWII ended, Bud re-
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Norman G. Smith "Bud" age 93 of Lodgepole, passed away on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at Southwest Healthcare Services in Bowman. The Funeral Service for Bud were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at the Hettinger Lutheran Church with Pastor Kathleen Dettmann and Pastor Galen Strand, officiating. Burial was in the Hettinger Cemetery with full military honors afforded
turned to Lodgepole where he and Leotta began farming and ranching again on the family operation. Three children were born to their union: Vickie, Suzanne and Tim. Bud was active in the Lodgepole community, serving on many boards including the Lodgepole Lutheran Church where he was baptized and confirmed. He also served on the Township board, School board and Perkins County Fair board. He was a director and president of the Grand River Grazing Association and a member of Hettinger Toastmasters. He was also a member of the American Legion and served as athletic director for the Legion for many years pursuing his love of baseball that began when he played on the Lodgepole, Bison, Strool and Hettinger baseball teams. Bud enjoyed fishing, hunting, reading, writing poetry, playing cards, and gardening. He devoted considerable time and energy to the development of Falcata, a yellow blossom grazing alfalfa which
was brought to the South Dakota prairies and given to some homesteaders in the early 1900's. Because of his efforts, he was able to gather seed to be inter-seeded into the prairie, not only on his ranch but throughout the USA as he shared his product and his knowledge with many ranchers. Bud believed in and practiced conservation and showed great respect for the land and the animals that lived on it. In 1985 he was named S. Dak. Rangeman of the Year for District IV and the family ranch was named a centennial farm in 2007. Bud lived on the family ranch until November 2011 when he and Leotta became residents of Western Horizons Assisting Living in Hettinger. In May , 2012 he became a resident in the swing bed unit of SouthWest Health Care in Bowman, N. Dak. where he died on January 12, 2013. Bud was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother Colonel Clifford Smith. Left to mourn his death is his wife of 70
years, Leotta; his daughters Vickie (Rod) Reinke and Suzanne (Galen) Strand; his son Tim (Gwynne) Smith; six grandchildren: Travis (Julie) Reinke; Shana (Bill) Bernhard; Rochelle (Travis) Thompson; Kyle Smith; Josh Smith; and Jeff Smith; seven great-grandchildren: Payton and Logan Reinke; Sydney and Sophia Bernhard; Tucker Strand, Aidan Thompson and Molly Thompson; his sister, Ferrol Sanger; and a special friend, Norman Anderson. Bud was a devoted husband and father. He had a tremendous influence on the lives of those in his family. He was loved for his sensitivity, integrity, wisdom, keen sense of humor, optimism and for always finding the good in others. His family is so thankful for the gift of "Bud". Condolences to Bud's family can be sent through our website at www.evansonjensenfuneralhome.c om
Funeral services for Frankie Reeves, age 97, of Shakopee, Minnesota and formerly of Mobridge were at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Kesling Funeral Home in Mobridge. Burial was in the Timber Lake Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 - 5 at the funeral home Friday. Frankie passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2013 in Shakopee. Frankie was born to Frank and Grace (Duncan) Rickels on December 9, 1915 in Terry County, Texas at the Brownfield Ranch. Frankie's father was ranch foreman of the Brownfield Ranch. The ranch was large, boasting of fifty three sections where they raised cattle and horses. Frankie attended college at Texas Tech at Lubbock majoring in clothing and design. Frankie was an exceptional seamstress sewing much of her own clothing. She was noted for her unique design and fabric in her western shirts that she made for her husband, Arthur and her two boys Dean and Buzz. Frankie was very creative. She knitted
afghans for all of her grandchildren. She always seemed to be in the middle of some kind of creative project. After college, she worked for Rural Rehabilitation in 1934 and 1935. Arthur worked for the Brownfield Ranch as a foreman and wrangler of one of the divisions. This is where the legacy began. Frankie and Arthur were married at Lamesa, Texas on August 3, 1935. When a severe drought had hit Texas, Frankie & Arthur packed up and moved their family to Colorado. By then, they had two boys, Dean and Gene (Buzz). They lived near Trinchera and Trinidad for the next six years. In 1949, Frankie once again packed up her family and moved to the Dupree and Eagle Butte, South Dakota area. Over the years she had moved 28 times, with the majority moves being in South Dakota. In 1960, Arthur went to work for the South Dakota Stockgrowers as a Brand Inspector, his first job was in Sioux Falls, SD. While living in Sioux Falls, Frankie became the secretary for Sioux Valley Hospital on the post operative floor. She worked there until they were transferred to Corsica, SD. Not one to stay idle, Frankie went to work as a receptionist and assistant to an optometrist, Dr. Stekely, in Platte, SD. She worked there for over eight years. The family then moved to Winner, SD. After several years there, they moved to Bison, then Mobridge. When Frankie's health got to where she couldn't be alone, she went to live with her grandson, D'Aun Reeves, his wife Sharon and their family.
She loved her new home at Shakopee, MN, where she became part of their family and family activities. During all Frankie and Arthur's moves, their horses went with them. Buzz tells of unloading 45 head of mares off the train at Midland, SD and trailing them 75 miles north to Dupree, SD when they came to South Dakota in 1949. Frankie and Arthur became renowned South Dakota Quarter Horse Breeders. Their breeding stock boasted of the famous pedigrees of Tom Baker, Bartender, Bar Nothing Springer, Harmon King and FerTidy. They were awarded the 50 year AQHA Legacy award in 1998. The old adage, "Beside every successful man, stands a remarkable woman," describes Frankie to the letter. Through all of the moving, the ups and downs of life, Frankie never faltered. She was a determined, resilient lady. her family was the most important thing to her and she tried to keep in touch in some way with all of them. Frankie is survived by one son, Gene "Buzz" (Faye) Reeves, grandchildren: D'Aun (Sharon)Reeves, Shakopee, MN; Kevin Reeves, Chamberlain, SD; JoBeth (Justin) Swires Cody WY; Kip Reeves, Houston, TX; Melissa(Jason) Wientjes, Delta, CO; Jim (Jana) Reeves, Midland, SD; Bobby(Paul) Palczewski, Ludlow, SD; Mary (Wade) Mitzel, Belle Fourche, SD; Tom (Carmin) Reeves, Athens, TX, 25 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur, one son, Dean, and her parents, Frank and Grace Rickels.
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. Sabbath School - 2:00 p.m., Worship Service - 3:00 p.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.
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.
Beckman Wesleyan Church • Pastor Brad Burkhalter
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Word of the day challenge for high school students
In an effort to support high school students and enhance their vocabulary for the ACTs, the Bison Public Library is offering a “Word of the Day” challenge on their face book page. Monday through Friday a new word will be posted and any student 7-12th grade can message in a definition and a sentence using the word correctly. Students have 24 hours to participate before a new word is posted, at which time every eligible answer will be used as a chance for the weekly drawing. On Monday a
Bison wrestling season kicks off
winner will be drawn and thanks to local businesses who have sponsored this event, there is a weekly $10 prize. To register, students need only go to the Bison Public Library page on Facebook and “Like” them. This contest will start January 28th and run through the last week of school. Remember students, your community believes in you and we are here to support you; the Bison Clinic, Dacotah Bank of Bison, Perkins County Title Company, The Bison Bar, Chapman’s Electronics, Dakota Plains Federal Credit Union, Carmichael Builder’s, Dakota Feed and Seed, Bison Implement, the Bison Food Store and the Bison Public Library wish you continued success as you prepare for the world outside.
Wednesday, January 30
Tuesday, January 29 Mashed potatoes hamburger gravy salad bar green beans wg bun & milk Burrito’s w/cheese salad bar frosted cake milk
Monday, January 28 Sloppy joes string cheese mixed veg. salad bar fruit & milk
Back row: Teigan Clark, Harland Groves, Hugh Groves, Shane Collins, Braden Kopren. Front row: Colt Kopren, Rylee Veal, Kaden Glover. Not pictured Ashtin Gerbracht. Wrestlers from Bison and the surrounding area began the 2013 season a little late this year, but have jumped right into the mix of tournaments. The team has been practicing three nights a week and traveling to the Black Hills on the weekends to compete. The wrestlers traveled to Sturgis on the 12th of January to attend the first of this year’s tournaments sponsored by the club from Whitewood. This tournament setup allowed wrestlers to wrestle the age they were that day. In the 6 and under class Rylee Veal placed 3rd and Kaden Glover also earned 3rd place wrestling in their respective weight brackets. Ashtin Gerbracht won his first match of the season and received a 4th place trophy in his class. Shane Collins, wrestling in the 11-12 age group, won 2 and lost one match to come in 2nd place. Hugh Groves won his first match, but lost the next 2 earning a 3rd place award. Harland Groves won all but one of his matches, but due to loses among the other wrestlers in his class was awarded the 1st place trophy. It was a great beginning to the 2013 season. Ashtin Gerbracht continued the weekend wrestling on Sunday at Rapid City Stevens. The lone representative from Bison wrestled tough matches, winning 2 and losing 2, placing 3rd at this tournament. Eight of the club members traveled to Spearfish to wrestle on January 19th. The tournament included 547 wrestlers from South Dakota, North Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, and Montana. The tournament was set up so the wrestlers wrestled the age they will be this year. Colt Kopren wrestled in the 6 and under age group. He won his first match and never lost by pin earning him a 3rd place ribbon. Kaden Glover and Rylee Veal moved up to the 78 year olds.Both boys won at least one match and wrestled hard in all their matches sometimes losing by only 2 points in overtime. Rylee won a 2nd place medal and Kaden received a 3rd place ribbon. The rest of our team wrestled in the 1112 year old brackets. Teigan Clark won 2 of his 3 matches and received 2nd place. Braden Kopren wrestled three difficult matches in a very tough bracket. Braden continues to work hard to not get pinned in his matches. Hugh Groves won 3 of his 4 matches also coming home with a 2nd place award.Team members coming out on top this weekend were Harland Groves and Shane Collins. Harland won 4 matches while Shane won 2. Both boys returned home with a 1st place trophy. The team will travel to Belle Fourche this weekend. We look forward to watching these young men grow through the season. Anyone interested in joining the AAU program can contact Tracy Collins or Brad Mackaben.
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Thursday, January 31 Chicken alfredo broccoli salad bar peaches & milk
Nightly • 7:30 p.m. Sunday Matinee 2:00 p.m. 3-D Glasses $2.00
The Dakota Smiles Mobile will be in Bison February 4, 2013 for Pre-screening
The Dakota Smiles Mobile is a mobile dental unit. The Dakota Smiles Mobile is able to treat patients of ALL ages. • Please note priority will be given to children up to 18 years of age needing dental care.
Pre-screenings begin February 4 so that when the bus is here in March, more time can be devoted to actual dental work. Required paperwork may be picked up at the Bison Clinic. This paperwork must be received back at the Clinic before any appointment will be scheduled.
Please call Susan at the Bison Clinic 244-5206 today for more information.
Cardinals travel to Timber Lake
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Lane Kopren gets low on defense. The final score was Bison 32, Timber Lake 50.
Time to reform the broken Food Stamp Program
By Senator John Thune Since President Obama took office in 2009, an additional 15 million Americans have been added to the food stamp rolls. This trend has continued despite economic indicators coming from his administration that suggest the number of Americans out of work and enrolling in government safety net programs should be on the decline. The most recent food stamp participation numbers paint a very troubling picture of the U.S. economy. According to the latest statistics released on January 4, 2013, by the Department of Agriculture, the number of Americans enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly referred to as food stamps, has spiked to nearly 48 million people, or nearly 15 percent of the U.S. population. Food stamp enrollment has increased by more than 607,000 just since the last report was published in December of 2012. The enrollment of such a large number of Americans in the food stamp program has come at an extremely high cost to taxpayers. Last year alone the U.S. government spent a record $80.4 billion on food stamps, and is projected to spend an estimated $770 billion over the next 10 years. With nearly one out of every seven people using food stamps, lawmakers should be carefully reviewing the rapid increase in enrollment and finding answers to important questions, such as: are these benefits being provided to those who need it most; should the list of eligible food stamp products be modified; and does this program encourage inde-
pendence or does it instead create an ongoing dependency on government programs? In December of 2012, I sent a letter along with Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) to Wendy Spencer, Chief Executive Officer for the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), a government entity responsible for matching government paid volunteers with local community service organizations. Our letter outlined our concerns that current CNCS policies and promotional materials may be encouraging the exploitation of food stamps by paid CNCS volunteers, resulting in unnecessary food stamp participation. While this is just one example of the fraud and abuse that plagues this system, if a federal agency such as CNCS is able to exploit the benefits of another federal program, it is difficult to predict just how far and widespread fraud and abuse may reach. It is time for Congress to engage in a meaningful discussion about how to best reduce poverty and expand upward mobility for all Americans, and take decisive action to achieve this goal. Congress must strike a balance to ensure that we protect our country’s most vulnerable and those who legitimately need assistance while also cutting federal spending, reprioritizing federal programs, and eliminating waste, fraud, and abuse. As Congress prepares to address our nation’s overall federal spending, I will continue to advocate for common-sense reforms to our nation’s safety net programs that will improve America’s social, fiscal, and economic health.
Induction into the National Honor Society during his sophomore year proves that Lane Kopren is an excellent student; his selection as all-state linebacker attests that he’s a talented athlete. Apparently, he’s also well-liked among his peers. They voted him to be their Homecoming King last fall. Lane was born on March 12, 1995, the second son of Ross and Bev Kopren. His brother Kyle is a junior at the University of Mary, Bismarck; their little sister Tessa is a sophomore at Bison High. Lane has always lived on the family’s sheep ranch, 16 miles south of Prairie City. His plans are to eventually take over its operation. He’ll be the third generation, following in the footsteps of his Grandpa Merle and his dad. First, he wants to earn a degree in business or agribusiness. He is a long-time member of Antelope 4-H club. He’s shown the ranch’s Rambouillets at the county fair for years, winning Round Robin and sheep showmanship honors. He has participated in the carcass contest. Since his freshman year, Lane has been active in FFA and is currently president of the local chapter. He has participated at the state level in both meat judging and on the marketing team. He hasn’t decided his college choice for next fall but it could be Black Hills State or Chadron State. Football coaches from both are scouting him. “I’m going to try to play,” he said. This past football season was an awesome one for Lane. He not only broke the school record for most tackles (215) and was named to the LMC all-conference list for the third year in a row but was selected as South Dakota’s 1st team Class B All State Linebacker! Only a handful of Bison athletes have claimed allstate fame. Lane has played basketball since the 5th grade and is currently varsity co-captain of the team, along with three other senior boys. He doesn’t participate in track or golf because the springtime is when he’s busy with calving and lambing at the ranch. In his spare time, he enjoys watching sports. He also likes to hunt and fish. His church affiliation is at St. Joseph in Mud Butte and he attends youth group at Blessed Sacrament in Bison.
2013 Senior Spotlight
Christopher Morris releases one from the charity stripe in the "B" game.
Lane Sheridan Kopren
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Cold stress and newborn calves
For the 73 percent of South Dakota's cattle producers who calve in the spring, calving is right around the corner. Being prepared is key for a successful and profitable calving season, says Kalyn Waters, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist. "In a year when input costs are at record highs, saving every calf possible is at the top of producers' check list," Waters said. Cold temperatures and storms often threaten newborn calves. According to USDA reports, each year approximately 95,000 calves are lost annually to cold stress and hypothermia. Waters says understanding the risks of hypothermia in newborn calves and working to identify its severity quickly allows for proper treatment and will increase calf survival. "When calves are 24 hours old or less and air temperatures drop below 56.2 degrees, additional energy is needed to maintain their body temperature and health," Waters said. She adds that several factors impact a newborns calf's ability to combat hypothermia and cold stress including; maternal diet prior to calving, calving difficulty, hair coat, bedding, colostrum intake, speed of detection, wind speed, and shelter. Know what the weather holds: Waters says one of the first steps in planning to prevent cold stress, is to have a clear understanding of what weather conditions are. Shes encourages producers to frequently check the Cold Advisory for Newborn Livestock (CANL) forecast which is available on the Aberdeen National Weather Service Web site. "The Cold Advisory for Newborn Livestock (CANL) forecast at the Aberdeen area's National Weather Service Web site was created with input from northern U.S. ranchers and experts in animal science and those who study biological responses to extreme weather conditions," said Edwards, SDSU Extension Climate Field Specialist. Edwards explains that the CANL forecast takes five factors into account: wind chill, rain or wet snow, high humidity, combinations of wind chill and precipitation, and sunshine vs. cloudy days. As a result, it is a quick and easy way to combine several weather factors together to determine the hazardous weather risk to your newborn calves. To learn more about CANL, visit iGrow.org and read "Cold Weather Advisories for Newborn Livestock." In instances where a calf becomes chilled, Waters says producers need to be ready to warm them up - whether it's using a warming box, water baths or another warming method. To learn more about this topic, Waters encourages producers to visit iGrow.org and read the following articles: "Q & A: Lower Critical Temperatures for Newborn Calves" and "Cold Stress and Newborn Calves." "Calving can be stressful time for many cow/calf producers, however being prepared, and learning more about how to identify and respond to cold stress and hypothermia will allow for it to be better managed, reducing its impact on the calving season," Waters said. To learn more on this and other livestock topics, visit www.igrow .org.
TREE FACTS – New tree planting grant approved
tory or rank well for Continuous Conservation Reserve Program, Environmental Quality Incentives Program or Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program. The grant will provide cost share for site preparation, shrubs and planting, trees and planting, weed control fabric and protective fence. The Conservation Districts plan to involve 55 farmers and ranchers over the next two years. The Northwest Area Conservation Districts will provide technical assistance, i.e. field checking for need and feasibility, planning, design, layout and checkout after planting. The main priority of the Tree Planting Grant Project is to provide protection for livestock. However, additional benefits will be encouraged including improvement of surface water quality, erosion control on cropland, proper grassland management, wildlife habitat creation, energy savings and assistance to beginning farmers and ranchers. Producers who participate in the program are required to prepare their shelterbelt site the summer and fall before tree planting. The project will provide significant economic and social benefits to area farmers and ranchers. The sustainability of livestock producers and the grasslands they manage are significantly impacted by the use of shelterbelts to reduce feed costs and calf death losses, improve overall herd health, and implement planned grazing systems on grasslands. Shelterbelts also provide farmers and ranchers economic opportunities through diversification of their operations for recreation uses (aesthetics and wildlife habitat) and through reduced energy use and increased land values. The Northwest Area Conservation Districts will be responsible for all phases of the project. Shelterbelt planning and maintenance requirements will be based on the Natural Resources Conservation Service Field Office Technical Guide. Farmers and ranchers participating in the project will receive 50 % cost share for trees, planting, weed control fabric laid and 20% cost share for protective fence based on the State Conservation Commission Cost List. They will also enter into a project agreement requiring maintenance of the shelterbelt. Farmers and ranchers that would like more information about participating in this program should call their local conservation district: Corson @605-273-4506, Dewey @605-865-3552, Harding @605-375-3216, Perkins @605244-7160, Tri-County @605-9672561, Ziebach @605-365-5185 or Natural Resource Specialist Bob Drown @605-244-5222 Extension 4 or by e-mail at robert.drown@ sd.nacdnet.net.
By Robert Drown, Natural Resource Specialist The South Dakota State Conservation Commission recently approved $134,000 for a new Tree Planting Grant Project for the Northwest Area Conservation Districts. The Perkins County Conservation District will be administering the grant that will serve Corson, Dewey, Harding Perkins, Tri-County and Ziebach County Conservation Districts. The main objective of the grant is to help farmers and ranchers that do not qualify for federal financial assistance for shelterbelt plantings. Specifically the grant will be used to provide cost share for planting shelterbelts on hay land, pasture, range and cropland that does not meet cropping his-
Dr. Jason M. Hafner Dr. David J. Prosser
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New shelterbelt planted in Corson County this past spring for livestock protection.
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Date: January 17, 2013
NOTICE OF VACANCY ON SCHOOL BOARD BISON SCHOOL DISTRICT #52-1 State of South Dakota County Of Perkins
The following Board positions will become vacant due to the expiration of the present term of office of the following school board members.
Mary Ellen Fried attended a baby shower in honor of Sharla Veal at the home of Kim Veal in Bison Sunday afternoon. Vonnie Foster and Ron Bachman visited with Bernie Rose Friday. Vonnie Foster and Julie Foster visited with Bernie Rose Saturday. Fred and Bev Schopp attended some of the Little Moreau Conference Basketball games this past
week. On Monday afternoon, Jerry and Carolyn Petik attended the One Act Play at LHS. Mirandi Bakken was a participant. Later in the afternoon they visited with several people at the Nursing Home and also stopped to see Irene Young. They were brief callers at Thelma Lemke's in the evening. Carolyn Petik attended Hope
Meadow News .................By Tiss Treib
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Women's Bible study at the home of Dottie Barnes on Tuesday afternoon. On Wednesday Carolyn accompanied Jeri Lynn Bakken to Wakpala to attend the Regional one act play competition. Jerry Petik attended the funeral of Bud Smith in Hettinger. Carolyn was a Thursday morning visitor at Ernestine Miller's. Friday evening Jerry and Carolyn were among family members who joined Dusty and his brother, Darion Albright from Washington State, for supper at the R-Bar. Saturday, Carolyn visited with her mother, Irene Young. She and Irene called on Norma LaBarge in the afternoon. Later that evening Jerry and Carolyn attended the benefit for Emil and Gladys Shell.
VACANCIES One -three year term for the school board member position currently held by Daniel Beckman, Jr. One-three year term for school board member position currently held by Dan Kvale.
Circulation of nominating petitions may begin on January 25, 2013 and petitions may be filed in the office of the Business Manager located at the Bison School between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. MT not later than the 22nd day of February, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. or mailed by registered mail not later than February 22nd, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. Bonnie Crow, Business Manager Bison School District #52-1 Box 9, Bison, SD. 57620
[Published January 24 and January 31, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $27.96.]
The following offices will become vacant due to the expiration of the present term of office of the elective officer: Luke Clements 3 year term David Kopren 3 year term
Notice of Vacancy Municipality of Bison
Circulation of nominating petitions may begin on January 25, 2013 and petitions may be filed in the office of the finance officer, located at 309 1st Ave. West, Bison, between the hours of noon – 4:00 p.m. mountain time not later than the 22nd day of February, 2013. Elizabeth Hulm Finance Officer
[Published twice January 17 and January 24, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $15.61.]
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NOTICE TO RECEIVE BIDS FOR CONCRETE PRODUCTS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Perkins County will receive bids at the Office of the Perkins County Auditor for precast concrete culverts, bridge decking units, bridge beams, cattle passes, box culverts, abutment plank and any other concrete products needed by Perkins County. All of the above bids will be opened at 11:10 A.M. on Tuesday, February 12,2013 in the Commissioners Room at the Courthouse in Bison, South Dakota.
Each bid must be accompanied by a Certified Check or Cashiers Check in the amount of $500.00 made payable to the Perkins County Treasurer. By virtue of statutory authority, preference will be given to materials, products and supplies found or produced within the State of South Dakota. All materials to be delivered F.O.B. Perkins County Yard or Job Site. Quantity to be determined by the Highway Superintendent.
The Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids and waive any defects therein. Tracy Buer Perkins County Highway Supt. Box 158 Bison, SD 57620
[Published January 17, 2013 and January 24, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $31.20 .]
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Perkins County will receive bids at the Office of the County Auditor, for various types of asphalt road oil. Exact types of oil are listed on the bid sheets, which are on file at the County Highway Superintendents Office. All of the above bids will be opened at 11:15 A.M. on Tuesday, February 12, 2013. You are hereby advised that all bids shall be accompanied by a bid bond in the sum of five thousand dollars issued by Surety authorized to do business in the State of South Dakota and made payable to Perkins County Treasurer as a guarantee that the bidder will enter into a contract in accordance with the terms of the Bid. A Certified Check, Cashiers Check, or Bank Draft in the amount of five thousand dollars may be used in lieu of a Bid Bond.
CALL FOR BIDS FOR ASPHALT ROAD OIL
The Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids and waive any defects therein. Tracy Buer Perkins County Highway Department Box 158 Bison, South Dakota
[Published January 17, 2013 and January 24, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $27.31
DATE: January 14, 2013 TIME HELD: 7:00 p.m. KIND OF MEETING: Regular WHERE HELD: Boardroom MEMBERS PRESENT: Arneson, Beckman, Kari, Kvale, Thompson MEMBERS ABSENT: None OFFICERS AND OTHERS PRESENT: Supt. Kraemer, Bus Mgr. Crow, Asst. Bus. Mgr. Johnson, Ruth Hobbs, T.W. Schalesky, Chet Anderson, Beth Hulm CHAIRMAN KVALE CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER WITH A CALL FOR THE SALUTE TO THE FLAG.
BISON SCHOOL DISTRICT #52-1 BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
CONSENT AGENDA 64. Motion by Beckman second by Arneson to approve the consent agenda with the following additions: 10a School Lunch Transfer, 12a Executive Session to Discuss Personnel Matters (SDCL 1-25-2 (1)), 12b Executive Session to Discuss a Student Matter (SDCL 1-25-2 (2)) and to approve the financial reports and the minutes of the December 10, 2012 meeting. Motion carried. APPROVAL OF CLAIMS 65. Motion by Beckman second by Arneson to approve the claims listed below. Motion carried. A & B BUSINESS PRODUCTS, SUP-
Cash on Hand 12-1-12 Invested in Securities Receipts: Local Sources Interest Taxes Miscellaneous Co-Curricular
GENERAL FUND 2890.61 895035.72 406.62 55755.61 891.94 1106.00 262.94 37774.00 12265.00 723.00 1984.00
APPROVED FINANCIAL REPORT
CAP OUTLAY 1045.13 580477.66 764.69 27493.32 SPED ED 1491.52 62543.49 17.55 19248.52 PENSION
PLIES, 295.98; ADVANCE PAYMENTS, MONTHLY REIMBURSEMENT, 963.45; ARNESON, ERIC, MILEAGE, 84.36; BECKMAN, DANIEL, MILEAGE, 75.48; BISON COURIER, MONTHLY PUBLISHING COSTS, 261.37; BISON FOOD STORE, MONTHLY SUPPLIES, 76.19; BISON GRAIN CO., GASOLINE, 445.45; Bison Implement, SUPPLIES, 25.00; CHAPMANS ELECTRONICS, SUPPLIES, 488.50; CURRENT CONNECTION, REPAIRS, 219.99; DACOTAH BANK, LOCK BOX RENT, 27.00; DAKOTA FEED, SUPPLIES, 267.45; EBSCO L I BRARY, MAGAZINES, 1,691.21; GRAND ELECTRIC COOP, SUPPLIES/REPAIRS, 2,634.53; HARMON LAW OFFICE, LEGAL SERVICES, 460.00; HERFF-JONES, SUPPLIES, 176.79; JACKSON, BOB, LABOR, 575.00; JACKSON, DARREN, CLASS REIMBURSEMENT, 60.00; KAHLER, DARLA, SUPPLY REIMBURSEMENT, 35.65; KOPREN, HEIDI, SUPPLY REIMBURSEMENT, 20.28; MENARD'S, SUPPLIES, 51.22; MILES, SHELBY, SUPPLY REIMBURSEMENT, 34.34; NORTHWEST AREA SCHOOLS, FEES, 640.00; NORTHWEST PIPE, SUPPLIES, 11.12; P FLEET, GAS, 21.80; PECK, JOHN, SNOW REMOVAL, 150.00; SCHOOL LUNCH FUND, TRANSFER, 5,000.00; SD DISCOVERY CENTER, SUPPLIES, 280.00; SDCTM, SUPPLIES, 120.00; SDHSAA, FEE, 50.00; SMITH, GENE, MONTHLY BUS CONTRACT, 9,060.71; Southwest Business, SUPPLIES, 738.31; SOUTHWEST GRAIN, PROPANE, 476.00; TOWN OF BISON, WATER/
SEWER/GARBAGE, 338.81; U S POSTAL SERVICE, ENVELOPES, 1,094.80; WEST RIVER TELEPHONE, TELEPHONE, 316.52
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Elem-$21,723.94; Junior High$4,183.13; High School-$16,600.08; Title-$5,809.70; Library-$3,648.89; Network-$606.54; Supt-$5,556.25; Secretaries-$3,342.92; Fiscal-$2,121.25; Custodial-$3,820.95; Co-curricular$3,591.97; Spec Ed-$8,760.63; School Lunch-$3,156.61 DELEGATIONS None Motion carried. SCHOOL LUNCH TRANSFER 70. Motion by Thompson second by Kari to transfer $5,000.00 from the General Fund to the School Lunch Fund. Motion carried.
TOTAL GENERAL FUND $27,267.31
BISON GRAIN CO., COAL 3,565.34; GRAND ELECTRIC COOP, REPAIRS/SUPPLIES, 5,688.50; OSCAR SMITH SCHOLARSHIP FUND, CORRECTION/INTEREST, 242.48; Southwest Business, C O M PUTER, 739.42 TOTAL CAPITAL OUTLAY FUND $10,235.74
DAKOTA FEED, GAS, 34.53; HANDS ON HEALTH PT, SPEC ED SERVICES, 311.88; NORTHWEST AREA SCHOOLS, SPEECH/MISC SERVICES, 24,564.00; RAMKOTA INN, ROOM, 79.00 TOTAL SPECIAL ED FUND $24,989.41
DISCUSSION ON SHOP BUILDING Discussion on the shop building and options. A public meeting will be held on January 30, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. in the school lunchroom. WRESTLING CO-OP T. W. Schalesky presented the board with information on forming a wrestling co-op with Hettinger, ND. Mr. Kraemer will get a copy of their contract.
EXECUTIVE SESSION/PERSONNEL 71. Motion by Beckman second by Thompson to enter into executive session to discuss personnel. Motion carried. Chairman Kvale declared the meeting into executive session at 9:35 p.m. and back in regular session at 9:50 p.m. 72. Motion by Thompson second by Arneson to pay 1/2 of Corben Alleys’ Basketball Coaching Positions now. Motion carried.
BISON FOOD STORE, MONTHLY SUPPLIES, 199.14; CHILD & ADULT NUTRITION, SUPPLIES, 308.51; KOPREN, WADE, MEAL TICKET REFUND, 9.00; SYSCO FOOD SERVICES OF ND, SUPPLIES, 887.25; VEAL, WARREN, MEAL TICKET REFUND, 5.65 TOTAL SCHOOL LUNCH FUND $1,439.55
Total Payroll for December-$84,372.86
RESIGNATIONS 67. Motion by Thompson second by Arneson to accept the resignation of Sherry Basford as Head Cock effective at the end of the 2012-2013 school year. Motion carried.
EXECUTIVE SESSION 66. Motion by Beckman second by Thompson to enter into executive session to discuss personnel. Motion carried. Chairman Kvale declared the meeting into executive session at 7:40 p.m. and back in regular session at 9:15 p.m.
EXECUTIVE SESSION/STUDENT ISSUE 73. Motion by Arneson second by Kari to enter into executive session to discuss a student issue. Motion carried. Chairman Kvale declared the meeting into executive session at 9:52 p.m. and back in regular session at 10:12 p.m.
NWAS REPORT Dan Beckman offered a brief report of the monthly meeting he attended. SUPERINTENDENTS REPORT NEAP Testing Dakota STEP Testing PTC will be held on January 24 NHS Induction Ceremony School Security Plan Repairs 21st Century Grant Application
Total Receipts Total Disbursements Cash on Hand 12-31-12 Invested in Securities
State Sources State Aid Mineral Leasing Taylor Grazing Medicaid
Intermediate Sources County Apportionment
ELECTION 69. Motion by Arneson second by Kari to set the election date as April 9th, 2013, with the polling places to be Bison and Prairie City, election officials to be the same as the previous year, polls to be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., election wage to be $8.00/hour plus mileage and to be held in conjunction with the Town of Bison.
68. Motion by Beckman second by Thompson to accept the resignation of Donald Kraemer as Superintendent effective June 30, 2013. Motion carried.
74. Motion by Beckman second by Arneson to adjourn the meeting at 10:30 p.m. Motion carried. Dan Kvale, Chairman Colette Johnson, Asst. Business Manager
[Published January 24, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $77.33.]
IMPACT AID FUND $81,436.36 Oscar Smith Scholarship Fund $296051.81 TRUST & AGENCY Receipts Sophomores/Concessions 1990.25 FFA/Fruit Sales 12333.50 FFA/Donation 282.00 FCCLA/Fund Raiser 488.00 General Fund/ November Reimb 851.04 Dacotah Bank/Interest 1.72 Reimbursements Kevin Morast/Official Dave Erickson/Official Eliza Bonacci/ Entry Fee Reimb American Popcorn Co/ Supplies Julie Hatle/ Supply Reimb Hettinger Candy Co/ Supplies Bison Food Store/ Supplies l120.52 l85.00
111169.11 117081.96 6031.93 885981.75
28258.01 10671.07 2972.02 596137.71
19616.07 14900.17 3591.35 65159.56
2013 SPRING LOAD LIMITS PERKINS COUNTY HIGHWAY
4122.74 66689.78 15946.51 14788.43 37796.10
Please be advised that Perkins County Highway Department will post the following load limits on all asphalt surfaced roads in accordance with SDLC 32-14-6. County Road weight limits WILL GO into effect on February 4, 2013 and could stay on as late as April 30, 2013. The weight restrictions are: 6 TONS PER AXLE ON C-9 (White Butte Rd), C-9A (Bixby Rd), C-25 (Lemmon Airport Rd), AND C-2 (Summerville Rd), C-19 (Old Theatre Rd), AND C-3(Prairie City Rd). There will be no spring load limits on any gravel surfaced County roads. Serious and expensive damage can occur on our highway system if load limits are exceeded. Please be advised that the South Dakota Highway Patrol have been requested to enforce weight limitations on all Perkins County Highways. Load Limits will be removed at the earliest possible date, depending upon weather and road conditions. Your cooperation during this critical period will be greatly appreciated. THANK YOU! Perkins County Highway Department
562.00 81.40 28.75
Country Meats/ Supplies Java Joe’s Fundraising/ Supplies Paul Adcock/ Travel Reimb Joyce Matthews/ Reg Fee Reimb Joyce Matthews/ Hotel Reimb Dave Masters/ DJ Deposit JD Ryen/Fuel Reimb
288.00 50.00 731.00 850.00 667.56
[Published January 24, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $89.17.]
JD Ryen/FFA Chaperone 85.00 Christi Ryen/Meal Reimb 26.00 Christi Ryen / 42.06 Supply Reimb Brent Mareska/Official 158.46 100.00 Bryan Zahn/Official 9966.71 MinnTex Citrus/Fruit Faith School/Entry Fee 20.00 Collin Palmer/FFA Award 100.00 85.00 Mike Miller/Official 174.54 Dennis Gores/Official
[Published January 24 and January 31, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $46.74 per week.]
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The Prairie Doc Perspective
Who should search for value in health care?
By Richard P. Holm M.D. Why does the US have the most expensive health care system in the world? Experts say the most powerful stimulus for excessive health care spending here simply results from third parties paying for care, rather than patients being responsible. Someone else is shelling out for it, so it's human nature to expect and demand the most you can get. The solution should therefore follow that in order to control costs, policy should be developed, which would require patients, and families, to share responsibility for the cost of the care. Patients need to have the incentive to look for value. Until the patient feels the bite, I believe there is no amount of regulation or law-limiting care that will bring the cost down. Data shows we have regulated without success, compelling doctors and hospitals to fill out forms for expensive medicines, scooters, and diabetic shoes, demanding they follow protocols for costly MRIs, X Rays, and tests. And while such regulations have accelerated in this country, physicians and patients have been angered, care has slowed down, and costs have continued to skyrocket. Someone has to make the tough choices, when appropriate, not to waste money on expensive, heavily marketed, but minimally helpful advancing technology, testing, and medicines. Those tough choices cannot be made by physicians who can be sued at the drop of a hat for any bad result, cannot be made by government regulators who do not have an understanding of the intricacies of the patient’s true needs, and cannot be made by insurance payers responsible for saving money for the company. Those tough choices have to be shared and directed by patients with education, consultation and the direction of their personal physician. But there are problems. How do we deal fairly with all when some people are rich, some are poor, and most are in-between? How do we keep people from making bad uninformed choices? How do we protect the failing elderly from an uncaring family? Could there be a way to adjust the shared cost according to the patient's ability to pay and to the scientifically proven value of the test or intervention? Patients would pay, according to income, more for minimally helpful interventions, and less for high value medicine. Patients need to have the incentive to search for and find value. We should expect more from Washington than more regulation. Dr. Rick Holm wrote this Prairie Doc Perspective for “On Call®,” a weekly program where medical professionals discuss health concerns for the general public. “On Call®” is produced by the Healing Words Foundation in association with the South Dakota State University Journalism Department. “On Call®” airs Thursdays on South Dakota Public Broadcasting-Television at 7 p.m. Central, 6 p.m. Mountain. Visit us at OnCallTelevision.com.
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