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Volume 30 Number 34 February 7, 2013

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
several rooms that could be considered for art and shop classes if things were rearranged. For example, janitors now use the two-room space that was once a kindergarten room. They also have storage in a room, near the business office, which teachers share for their lounge area. Hedstrom suggested putting all of the janitorial supplies in one space and freeing up one of those rooms. There are also two rooms in the southwest corner of the high school that used to be one big room, she said. There was once an open archway between them that was covered to make two separate rooms. She proposed that they could be opened up again. The old guidance counselor room, at the top of the steps by the English and Home Ec rooms, is also no longer being used. “There’s a lot of space here,” Hedstrom said. “It would cost some money (to renovate) but not a half million.” Businessman Phil Hahn asked about moving shop and art classes into the newer bus barn and using the Quonset for buses and storage. Contractor Tracy Collins said he’d had the same thoughts. Adding onto the bus barn to get the 40 ft x 100 ft building, which the board was proposing for a new shop, would cost less than starting from scratch, he said. John Blosmo, former industrial arts’ instructor, doesn’t think that the mold issue in the current building is that serious. “It’s not something you have to destroy the building over,” he said. He believes that “for far less money,” the leaks could be stopped and the mold cleaned up. He added that, in his experience, bids will come in above the $500,000 estimate. A couple of people pointed out that crossing the parking lot to get to class is a safety issue for students and a security problem for school administration. They suggested building a new structure adjacent to the existing schoolhouse. The north side of the school, as well as the empty space between the high school and elementary, now used as a parking lot, were suggested as possible, alternate building sites. Don McKinstry, another local contractor, urged the board to attach the new building instead of putting “a lot of money across the street.” Karen Voller, mother of three school-age children, suggested moving the art room to one of the unused classrooms inside the school and building a smaller shop building adjacent to the school. If the board would consider building onto the school, instead of out in the parking lot, former school board member Bruce Hendrickson wants a second gymnasium, too - one that’s large enough for hosting tournaments and one that could be used as a second practice gym. That’s where the conversation changed to considering an entire new school… Richard Seidel, local businessman, was interested in knowing the board’s multi-year plan for the existing building. “We need to move forward,” he said. A good school would be an asset to the community that would help keep the school open and area businesses thriving, he said. Board chairman Dan Kvale replied that mending and maintaining are only a “short term fix” and that, at their recent retreat, the board had begun a discussion

Could new school be in Bison’s future?
Tables turn on school board
By Beth Hulm In a surprising turn of events last Wednesday night, the conversation at a public hearing, hosted by four school board members seeking input about building a new half-million dollar shop and classroom building, turned into a discussion about building an entire new school! The old Quonset building, which houses the school’s shop and art classes, has a leaky roof and is beginning to grow mold. The heating system is noisy, too, and teacher Christi Ryen has said that it forces her to “compete vocally” with it. Those things have prompted several months of talk in the school’s board room about building something new. Originally, the board meant to fix those problems. What they learned was that it could cost just about as much to fix it as it would to re-build…or so they initially thought! They were stunned to learn that it could cost $500,000 or more to re-build. That high dollar amount means that, per state law, the project would have to be bid. Board members had hoped to keep tax dollars local by hiring local contractors but a bidding process would probably not allow them to do that. That’s why they wanted to talk to taxpayers last week. There were approximately 20 people who attended the meeting in the school cafeteria. At first, the discussion was about solving the problem in the most economical way. Longtime teacher Lola Hedstrom thinks it’s not even “in the realm of possibility” to spend $500,000 on a new shop building. She addressed existing space inside the school and named off about a building a new school. Ron Seidel, area rancher, thinks that it would be easy for taxpayers to generate the necessary income to build a school. He had put pencil to paper and quoted what it would cost taxpayers if the mill levy were raised to its maximum of 3.00. For every $100,000, it would cost a mere eight cents per acre for ranchers in the school district, he said. Assistant business manager Colette Carmichael had done the same thing. Real property within the Bison district is valued at $146,620,720. Currently, at 2.00 mils, $293,219.97 of taxpayer money is collected annually for the school’s Capital Outlay fund. Adding a mil would increase collections to $436,366.00 per year. Three mils is the maximum allowable levy. Capital Outlay money may only be used for capital acquisitions. It may not be used for salaries, supplies or for daily operations of the school. Currently, the school has $596,000 in the capital outlay fund and business manager Bonnie Crow expects to receive an additional $118,000 with the county’s collection of second half taxes this spring. Some of that fund is budgeted for other things but about $200,000 has been set aside for a shop building. Arneson said he felt that was a “comfortable amount.” Ron Seidel suggested promoting figures that the public can understand…eight cents an acre is easier to absorb than millions are, he said. “Give it a feel for what it does to my pocketbook.” He also recommended that the school board consider a bond issue as a source of revenue for a building fund. His brother Rich termed it “ridiculously easy” for taxpayers to raise money for a building project. He also said, “The longer you wait, the more it’s going to cost.” With current low interest rates, McKinstry added, “The cost of borrowing money isn’t going to get any better.” Board member Eric Arneson considers the school the most important business in town. Without it, he said, other businesses would fail. He said that the expense of building new should be balanced against what it could cost if there were no local school and the district had to bus students elsewhere. For McKinstry and many others, “This $500,000 is starting to look pretty cheap.” Teachers Joyce Waddell and Tarina Kopren would favor fixing the roof and cleaning up the mold in the current shop and art building to get by until an entire new school could be built. “It would be nice to have some things fixed if we’re going to stay out there,” Kopren said. Roxie Seaman, teacher, said she was excited at the “good ideas and vision” produced during the onehour meeting. She recalled what happened when Prairie City lost their school. That community has since lost its store and its post office. “These are important things that you have to have in your town,” she said. In closing, board chairman Dan Kvale termed the meeting “extremely productive.” Don McKinstry asked that the board would balance what it will cost to build new vs. what it will cost not to build; and Seaman urged, “Do everything you can to keep this going. You don’t get it back!”

Pets being poisoned in Bison
Whether it is intentional or unintentional, pets in town are being poisoned. Over the last three weeks, a family dog has died from poison and five cats. We ask that you please check your garages and yard to make sure no poison has been accidently left unsecured. I find it hard to believe this time of year that someone has accidently left poison laying around that is accessible to animals. If you are having problems with someone's pet on your property, please contact the pet's owner or the Sheriff's Office. To intentionally poison someone's family pet is an act of animal cruelty and is an extremely painful way for a loving pet to die. What scares me the most, is that someone's little kid may be outside playing with the pet and will

eat something that the pet is eating. I truly pray that this does not happen to anyone's kid. We are offering a $500 reward to anyone that has information leading to the one responsible for poisoning pets in town. Please call the Sheriff ’s Office or James Sandgren (244-5917) or Colgan Huber (244-5517) and your name will remain anonymous.

Stateline Right to Life, will have a foodstand and bake sale at the Bison School Gym Thursday, February 7, beginning at 4:00 p.m. Your help much appreciated! Plan to attend the Legislative Cracker Barrel at Grand Elecrtric, Friday, Fabruary 15, at 6:30 p.m. hosted by Stateline Right to Life. Starting this week, the Bison Public Library will be open Monday through Friday. Thanks to additional funding to our annual budget, we will now be open 20 hours a week. We enjoy being a part of this community

Highlights & Happenings

It’s bingo time! Sunday February 10, 2013 at 1:30 Community Center $1.00 a card, play all afternoon. lots of prizes, snacks available. Sponsored by the Legion Aux.

and look forward to seeing you Mondays and Tuesdays 2-6 Pm, Wednesdays 10-1 and 4-6 PM, Thursdays 2-6 Pm and Fridays 10-1. Be sure to “Like” us on our Facebook page, Bison Public Library, to keep up on the fun activities and programs we will bring to you.

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Lynn Davis celebrates 50 years of ministry
Lincoln, NE 68502 on Sunday afternoon, February 3 from 2 until 3:30. Lynn was ordained at First Presbyterian Church, Bison, SD on a very cold January 31 in 1963. He and his wife Ellen (Rowbotham) and their three children left the next morning in order to miss out on an incoming blizzard. Lynn’s first parish was in Atkinson, NE where he served until entering the United States Army Chaplaincy program. During his time in the Army he served two tours in Vietnam the Army receiving Commendation Medal and the Bronze Star. Following his career in the Army Lynn served churches throughout the Synod of Lakes and Prairies as either an installed or interim pastor. Upon retirement Lynn and Ellen moved to Lincoln near their two youngest children.

Care for your heart this February
Each year, the month of February is filled with images celebrating Valentine’s Day. The heart-focused theme doesn’t have to end on the holiday, however. February is designated “American Heart Month” by the American Heart Association and has been for nearly 50 years. “A time to battle cardiovascular disease and educate Americans on what we can do to live heart-healthy lives,” heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, equal to 2,200 deaths per day. Nicholas “dr. Nick” Yphantides, M.D., M.P.H., Medical Editor for TOPS Club Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), the nonprofit weightloss support organization, offers the following recommendations to proactively promote a healthier heart – and ultimately, a better quality of life. Signs of a Heart Attack First, know the common signs of a heart attack and what can be done to prevent such medical emergencies. If you think you or someone you know is having a heart attack, call 9-1-1 immediately. A quick response can save your life or someone else’s and prevent permanent damage to the heart muscle. The various treatments for heart attacks work best if they are given within one hour of when symptoms begin, or as soon as possible. Common symptoms of a heart attack include: •Unusually heavy pressure on the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or goes away and comes back •Sharp upper-body pain in the neck, back, and jaw •Severe shortness of breath •Cold sweats •Unusual or unexplained tiredness •Unfamiliar dizziness or lightheadedness •Unexplained nausea or vomiting It is so important that it is worth repeating – time is of the essence. The sooner emergency medical systems are activated during a heart attack, the better chances for health and survival. Know the Facts Some conditions and lifestyle factors can put you at a higher risk for developing heart disease and having a heart attack. Genetics can also have a significant impact. For those who already know they have heart disease, the need to be proactive with health and lifestyle decisions is especially great. These conditions increase the risk of a heart attack: Elevated cholesterol levels – There are “good” and “bad” forms of cholesterol. The body needs cholesterol, but when there is too much, the excess is deposited in arteries. This can lead to artery narrowing and heart disease. Different tests can determine your risk level and help you manage cholesterol levels. High blood pressure – A person can have high blood pressure with no symptoms at all. When the pressure of blood in the arteries is too high, it can cause damage and be a major risk factor for heart disease. Lowering blood pressure can dramatically lower the risk of heart attack. Diabetes mellitus – With diabetes, the body either doesn’t make enough insulin, can’t use its own insulin as well as it should, or both. Sugars build up in the blood, which is very dangerous to circulation. About 75 percent of all people with diabetes die of some form of heart or blood vessel disease. It’s critical that people with diabetes work with a healthcare provider to manage the disease and control other risk factors. Other factors that can increase your risk for a heart attack include: Smoking – Tobacco smoking promotes atherosclerosis (the buildup of plaque inside of blood vessels) and increases the levels of blood clotting factors, such as fibrinogen. Also, nicotine raises blood pressure, and carbon monoxide reduces the amount of oxygen that blood can carry. Eating habits – Dietary patterns linked to heart disease and related conditions include diets high in saturated fats and cholesterol (which raise blood cholesterol levels and promote atherosclerosis). High salt or sodium in the diet causes raised blood pressure levels as well. Aim for less than 2,000 milligrams of sodium each day. A sedentary life – Physical inactivity is related to the development of heart disease and can impact other risk factors, including obesity, high blood pressure, high triglycerides, a low level of HDL (good) cholesterol, and diabetes. Regular physical activity can improve risk factor levels. Aim for at least 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise or 75 minutes per week of vigorous exercise (or a combination of moderate and vigorous activity). Excess weight – Obesity is linked to higher LDL (bad) cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and to lower HDL (good) cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Extra weight puts a tremendous burden on the heart to pump blood through more tissue than it can handle. Alcohol use – Heavy drinking leads to higher blood pressure and increases blood levels of triglycerides, which contribute to atherosclerosis.

On January 31, the Rev. Lynn Davis will celebrate 50 years of ordination to the ministry of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). His family invites all who remember Lynn to shower him with greetings. A celebration is being held at Presbyterian Westminster Church, 2110 Sheridan Blvd.,

61st annual South Dakota picnic
The 61st Annual South Dakota Picnic will be held indoors on Sunday, February 24th, 2013, at the Woodbrook Estates Mobile Home Park Recreation Center, 1510 Ariana Street, Lakeland, FL. Please bring a large covered casserole or hot dish, salad, or dessert to share, also plates and silverware for your own family. Coffee, iced tea, and sodas will be furnished. Lunch will be at 1:00 p.m., but feel free to come anytime after 11:30 to visit with fellow South Dakotans. If you have any questions, please call or email June Clark, President, (863-646-1131),, or Sue Kelly, (941-792-8235), Secretary, If you can attend, please RSVP to June or Sue.

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

1st & 3rd Wed. of the month 2nd & 4th Wed. of the month

Buffalo Clinic

Faith Clinic


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NSU releases fall 2012 dean’s list
Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D., has released the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester. Students who have earned at least a 3.5 grade point average for the semester are eligible for the dean’s list. NSU students who achieved dean’s list status and requested that their names be released to the media are listed below. Lists are separated into full- and part-time students. There are four lists total. Full-time students 3.50-3.99 Michael Stockert, Bison, South Dakota

Registration Deadline for 2013 Master Gardener Training is March 20
This spring SDSU Extension is offering a new format for Master Gardening training by combining eight weeks of online training and three day-long sessions of hands on-training. Online sessions start April 1 and are accessible anywhere there is internet access and whenever is convenient for participants during the eight weeks. The three, day-long, hands-on sessions give trainees the opportunity to learn skills such as pruning along with plant and insect identification by seeing and doing. Participants will be able to choose from five locations for their hands-on training: McCrory Gardens in Brookings or the SDSU Extension Regional Centers in Aberdeen, Pierre, Rapid City and Yankton. Master Gardeners work in their community to promote and teach gardening. Opportunities include writing articles, giving talks, working at fair booths, helping in community and school gardens, teaching and answering garden questions. The training gives a well-rounded education preparing them to help their communities. In 2012 Master Gardeners contributed more than 9,000 hours, worth $140,400 to our communities. Training costs $160 with 50 hours of volunteer payback during the first two years after training. Application forms and schedules can be found at, then click on Links under the Resource Library for a link to the Master Gardener website. Applications must be received by March 20, 2013. For further information, contact Mary Roduner, SDSU Extension Consumer Horticulture Field Specialist at mary.roduner@sdstate. eduor 605394-1722.

Legal Notices
The Perkins County Commissioners will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. to consider the sale of gravel to individuals. ATTEST: Sylvia Chapman Finance Officer

Farm Service Agency announces important program updates
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers that the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 extended the authorization of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (the 2008 Farm Bill) for many Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) commodity, disaster, and conservation programs through 2013. FSA administers these programs. The extended programs include, among others: the Direct and Counter-Cyclical Payment Program (DCP), the Average Crop Revenue Election Program (ACRE), and the Milk Income Loss Contract Program (MILC). FSA is preparing the following actions: ·FSA will begin sign-ups for DCP and ACRE for the 2013 crops on Feb. 19, 2013. The DCP sign-up period will end on Aug. 2, 2013; the ACRE sign-up period will end on June 3, 2013. •The 2013 DCP and ACRE program provisions are unchanged from 2012, except that all eligible participants in 2013 may choose to enroll in either DCP or ACRE for the 2013 crop year. This means that eligible producers who were enrolled in ACRE in 2012 may elect to enroll in DCP in 2013 or

Notice of Public Hearing

[Published January 31 and February 7, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $23.40.]

Thursday, January 24, 2013 5:00 p.m. City Hall

Bison Town Board

CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL: Chairman Juell Chapman called an emergency special meeting of the Bison Town Board to order on Thursday, January 24 at 5:00 p.m. at City Hall. All trustees - Luke Clements, Matt Butsavage Mike Lockert, David Kopren - were present. Others present: Allan Page, engineer, Beth Hulm, finance officer and Gladys Jackson, press. THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE WAS RECITED BY ALL.

may re-enroll in ACRE in 2013 (and vice versa). •All dairy producers’ MILC contracts are automatically extended to Sept. 30, 2013. Eligible producers therefore do not need to reenroll in MILC. Specific details regarding certain modifications to MILC will be released soon. FSA will provide producers with information on program requirements, updates and signups as the information becomes available. Any additional details will be posted on FSA’s website. For more information about the programs and loans administered by FSA, visit any FSA county office or USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Stop 9410, Washington, DC 20250-9410, or call toll-free at (866) 632-9992 (English) or (800) 877-8339 (TDD) or (866) 377-8642 (English Federal-relay) or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish Federal-relay). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


ADJOURNMENT: Chairman Chapman adjourned the meeting at 5:50 p.m. NEXT MEETINGS: The next regular meeting is Monday, February 11, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. ATTEST: APPROVED:

STORM SEWER: 008-2013 – Clements moved, seconded by Chapman to move forward with having Page calculate the flow and pipe size for a storm sewer on Main St and the alley behind north side businesses only and to move or remove the detention pond. Roll call vote: Clements, aye; Chapman, aye; Kopren, aye; Lockert, aye; Butsavage, nay. Carried 4-1. Page will have the new figures ready for the February meeting.

Elizabeth Hulm, Finance Officer Juell Chapman, Chairman Town of Bison

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Thomas Lee Seim

Thomas Lee Seim, of Duluth, MN, passed away at his home on January, 31, 2013. Funeral Services will be held on February 9, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. at the Dora Lake Alliance Church

with Pator Loren Fiet officiating. Potluck lunch to follow at the Dora Lake Town Hall. Burial will be in the spring at the Fairview Cemetary in Kelliher, MN. Tom was born March 1, 1948 near Meadow, South Dakota to Norman and Dolly (Milner) Seim. He attended Pleasant Ridge Grade School and Bison High School. He worked on several different ranches around the Dakota area and helped work the ranch at home. He worked in the woods logging until he moved to Duluth. Tom loved having pancakes at Perkins, country music, his Studebaker, motorcycle, doing mechanic work, playing dice, and mostly spending time with the family. Thomas is survived by his parents of Northome, MN; two sisters, Norma (Craig) Dietrich or

Northome and Gloria (Roland) Pihlaja of Kelliher, MN; ten neices and nephews Denise Garrigan (John) of Louisiana, Norman (Jeannie) Maish of St. Cloud, MN, Dennis Maish (Red) of Arkansas, Misty Hanks and Dolly Hanks, both of Bemidji, MN, Shane (Tiffany) Dietrich of Arizona, Dusty Dietrich (Dora), Joe (Timarah) Dietrich, and Cody (Chaz) Dietrich, all of Dora Lake, Kari Shaw (Nathan) of Kelliher. Also survived by sixteen great nieces and nephews and two great great nieces and nephews, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is preceded in death by his sister Karen (Seim) Hanks, maternal grandparents Harley and Belva (Young) Milner and paternal grandparents Willie and Blanche (Becker) Seim.

Pastors Perspective
Have you ever had a cough that you just couldn't get rid of? It just kept coming back no matter what you did. Day after day, night after night, you had to deal with what is commonly called a persistent cough. Jesus taught a parable about a widow who would not give up, who kept coming back to the judge time after time asking him to rule in her favor. Jesus taught that our prayer life should be like this widow's persistent plea. God is the only one who can meet our needs so we must come to Him daily and ask for His help. Just like that persistent cough, we need to keep coming back to Him, day after day, night after night. Jesus said these wonderful words about prayer in Matthew 7:7, "ASK and IT WILL BE GIVEN to you, SEEK and YOU WILL FIND, KNOCK, and the DOOR WILL BE OPENED to you. Remember this, prayer is never a waste of time! Be persistent! Luke:18:1 - "Then Jesus told His disciples a parable to show them that they should pray and never give up."

Grace Baptist Church By Pastor Phil Hahn

Seeds available for educational garden programs
To assist educational gardens across the state of South Dakota, SDSU Extension is offering 15 vegetable packets per project, for up to 30 gardens. The donated seeds are only intended for newly starting and established educational gardens for youth or adults in the state of South Dakota. Eligible projects include gardens for schools, learning centers, daycares, 4-H clubs or other nonprofit groups, where the produce will be used as part of the program or freely shared with those of need in the community. Qualified projects must include an educational component with at least 15 participants, meaning they must have a formal program where the garden is being utilized as a tool for teaching and learning. Seeds are given on a first-come, first serve basis, based on application date. Applications will be accepted until Feb 28 or until 30 gardens are awarded packets. To apply participants must complete the Seed Bank Application located at: Deliver or mail the application to the SDSU Extension Regional Center in Sioux Falls, at 2001 E. 8th St., Sioux Falls, SD 57103. Or email the application to Participants must complete a short follow-up report to summarize participation and project impact by Oct. 14, 2013 to be considered for future seed grants. Participants should be prepared to track pounds of produce grown/donated during the project. Seed packets were donated from a number of individuals across the regions to assist with these types of gardening efforts. The Extension Service is storing the seeds and coordinating the seed bank effort. If individuals are interested in donating seeds packaged for the 2013 growing season, contact Zdorovtsov at 605-782-3290 or . Unopened seed packets less than one year old are preferred.

Serving the West River area since 1912

Evanson Jensen Funeral Homes
“Funeral Homes of Caring”

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.

Lemmon • 605-374-3805 Hettinger • 701-567-2522 Elgin • 701-584-2644 Mott • 701-824-2693 Toll Free • 1-800-643-9165

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.

Bison Clinic

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.

Charity Cook, RN Corner of Main and Coleman

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


Thnuderhawk Phyllis Pearson visited her sister, Dora Jones in Spearfish, while Don kept an appointment in Sturgis Friday. Shane and Kelly Penfield and family brought lunch out to Bill and Vicki Penfield’s Saturday. Drew and Kayla Anderson were also guests. Dean and Lila Ellison were Wednesday afternoon callers at the Larry and Connie Ellison home. Saturday Dean and Lila Ellison attended the Maher Bull sale.

Area News

.................By Tiss Treib

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Sunday afternoon. Joe Zorc won high, Susan Gunn won second. Vince and Susan also enjoyed the treats that were served at Summerville during the Super Bowl game.

Free autoimmune diseases health fair
The first of its kind in the Northern Great Plains, a free, autoimmune diseases Health Fair will be available for patients, families, caregivers and interested persons on Saturday, February 16, 2013. Organized by the Spondylitis Association of America's (SAA) Northern Great Plains Educational Support Group, the health fair, which begins at 12:30 CT pm that day in the auditorium of the Bismarck Memorial Library (lower level), is free and open to the public. An elevator is available, if needed. At that time, the health fair booths with various vendors open, followed at 1:00 pm CT by four special speakers and a panel discussion led by Gerry Fisher of Bismarck. Scheduled speakers for the event are Dr. Lisa Francis, rheumatologist at St. Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck, ND, who will address autoimmune disorders; Dr. John Kludt, optometrist of West River Health Services in Hettinger, ND, who will address uveitis and other eye issues patients of autoimmune diseases may encounter; Scott Rexroad, ABBOTT/ABBVIE GI patient advocate from Kansas City, KS, who will address Crohn's and GI concerns; and Kelly Steckler, patient advocate from the Arthritis Foundation of America from Mandan, who will speak to issues of juvenile arthritis, spondyloarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. The booths are again open from 2:30 to 3:30 pm CT, with free health screenings, information and advocacy on autoimmune diseases of several types, such as ankylosing spondylitis, enteropathic arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, reactive arthritis, undifferentiated spondyloarthroapathy, Crohn's, scleroderma, Raynaud's, psoriasis and Sjogren's. Sponsors of the free educational event are the Spondylitis Association of America (Elin Aslanyan), the St. Alexius Medical Center of Bismarck, the Crohn's Advocacy Team of Abbott/Abbvie, the Advocacy Team of the Arthritis Foundation of America, and the SAA Northern Great Plains Educational Support Group, in addition to the various vendors present. The Northern Great Plains SAA Educational Support Group consists of almost 40 people from southeast Montana, northwest South Dakota, the southwest corner of North Dakota, Dickinson, Stanton, Beulah, the Bismarck/Mandan area and Minot. It is the only SAA educational support group from Idaho to Denver to Rochester. Health Fair committee members are event chair Gerry Fisher, and Bonnie Smith, James Elmquist, Gwen McCay, Mary Kraft, Val Entringer and Lanny Kenner with assistance from other members. Bonnie Smith, Hettinger, and Gerry Fisher, Bismarck, serve as coleaders of the group. For further information, contact the co-leaders at <thefishers6>, or <>.

Shadehill Maurice and Marilyn Ham were among those who attended the funeral for Dena Mitchell in Lemmon Wednesday. Saturday, Darrin Ham took his grandmother, Martina Ham to Aberdeen to attend Trigg David Ham’s first birthday party, given by his parents, Dustin and Emily Ham. Doug and Linda Ham traveled to Aberdeen Thursday to spend time with Dustin, Emily and Trigg. They all returned home Sunday. Vince and Susan Gunn attended the Maher bull sale Friday. Vince and Susan Gunn played pinochle at the Summerville Store

Spring Butte Wednesday, Ramon and Cathy Barnes had dinner with Eva Nyberg. Friday evening, Christina Barnes came home to the ranch for the weekend. Saturday afternoon, Cathy Barnes attended the Ashley Morgan’s wedding shower in Lemmon. Christina Barnes returned to her home in Bismarck Sunday. Vernon Klein took his mother, Violet to Mott,Tuesday to visit Violet's sister, Martha Klein, who is now in the nursing home there. They spent a nice afternoon visiting with relatives. Pastor Ed Zimmerman was a Thursday afternoon visitor at Vernon and Veronica Klein's home. Vernon, Veronica, James Klein and Jade Schaff took Jim to a dental appointment Friday afternoon. Hope Klein stayed in Lemmon because she had to play for Pep Band. She sspent most of Saturday in Lemmon, playing for the band

Meadow News
By Tiss Treib
Fred and Bev Schopp spent Monday and Tuesday in Belle Fourche and Rapid City. In Belle they visited with Jan Schopp and attended the stock show in Rapid. They also visited with Betty Parott. Fred and Bev Schopp traveled to Timber Lake for the girls basketball game Thursday. Fred and Bev Schopp attended the Saturday night games of the LMC in Lemmon. Fred and Bev Schopp were Sunday evening visitors of Ray and Julie Schopp. Jerry and Carolyn Petik spent Monday evening and Tuesday at the Rapid City stock show. They were Monday evening visitors of Floyd and Barb Preszler in Rapid City and Tuesday overnight guests of Len and Darlys Hofer. Jerry and Carolyn were Friday afternoon visitors of Irene Young and then attended the Little Moreau basketball tournament. They especially enjoyed hearing the Lemmon pep band which played for during the evening. Jerry and Carolyn Petik were also Sunday afternoon callers of Irene Young and were evening guests of Jeri Lynn and DeJon Bakken for a Super Bowl party.

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Rosebud News ............. Tiss Treib
and went home. Max Smebakken was a Saturday morning coffee guest of John and Shirley Johnson. LaVonne Foss picked Shirley Johnson up and took her to worship at Rosebud Sunday morning. Sue Meink and Tabbi Mauri have been spending time with Helen Meink during the week. Sue Meink and Tabbi Mauri left for Rochester, MN, Sunday. John, Lynn and Noreen Green were Monday visitors of Jim and Patsy Miller. Jim and Patsy Miller made a trip to Lemmon Tuesday. Jim and Patsy Miller traveled to Hettinger and visited Violet Miller at the Nursing home Thursday. Jim and Patsy Miller attended the Maher bull sale at Morristown Friday. Saturday, Matt and Christi Miller, John and Noreen Green, Lynn Green, Carl and Miles Jones, Cora, Brandon and Ava of McLaughlin, J.W. Seim, Mike Hagens of Mandan and Tony Troendle and his son of Rapid City sheared sheep for Jim and Patsy Miller and were dinner guests. Ella and Greta Anderson were Saturday late afternoon and supper guests of Tim and JoAnne Seim. Chet and Hope Anderson came and picked them up later. Ella Anderson was a Friday evening visitor of Jasmine Seim. Lynn Frey traveled to Pierre for the Legislative Day for Farmers Union Monday night and returned home Tuesday. Monday, Albert and Bridget Keller and Korbin traveled to Bismarck for Korbin’s well check. Lil Albert Keller spent Monday with Grandma Dawn and Grandpa Duane Harris. Albert Keller returned to work Friday. Pastor Dana will be speaking at Rosebud Sunday Feb 10th at 11:00; all members are encouraged to attend, as he is in consideration for a new Pastor for Prairie Fellowship Parish.

Boomer Babble – Thoughts at Large Grouch on the Loose
By John Chicoine I apologize right off for sounding like a grouchy old boomer but that’s what I’m going to sound like. It’s the New Year, you might expect life to be gentler, kinder, perhaps more forgiving. However, I turned on the TV to see one channel completely blank and a message from the cable company on two other channels saying, “We are sorry to inform you this channel has been removed from our lineup. We are sorry for any inconvenience.” No they aren’t, there is no way they are sorry for any inconvenience. They could care less about our inconvenience. It’s inconvenient when the cable company continues to raise rates but that doesn’t seem to bother them. Oh wait, maybe the president of the cable company is sobbing right now because rates have gone up and fewer channels are available, nah, probably not. I could go to one of those satellite dishes on the side of the house but it appears you’re communicating with aliens. Plus there’s more fine print in their advertising than in the new health care bill. So I pick up the newspaper. Our brilliant Congress continues to attempt to destroy the economy of this country by refusing to cowboy up and do what it takes correct the economic woes by cutting spending and revising revenues. Three hundred and fifty million people in this country and this is the best representation we can muster? Balderdash! Then in the paper there was an article that U.S. airlines collected 924million dollars in revenue (a record) from baggage check fees in 3 months. Oh, I’m sorry; the airlines are barely surviving because of high fuel prices. Really? Every time I see a cattle truck going down the road, I think of the U.S. airlines. Why would I think that? Every time a person flies, they are herded through a shoot, poked, prodded, put on a plane (cattle truck) with no leg room, small seating area, fed nothing; actually livestock may have it better. Again, I apologize for appearing grouchy. I’m really a pretty happy person. I believe laughter is the best medicine. So let’s quit watching television, quit flying and send Congress home. Maybe the number 13 scares me. Don’t break any mirrors, walk under any ladders, and step on any cracks. Carry a rabbit’s foot and a salt shaker this year. Happy New Year!

Al and Tiss Treib made a trip to Rapid City Monday. They attended the stock show. Tiss Treib visited at the home of Kari Hoff Tuesday afternoon with Kari, Mara Wiechmann and Esther Johnson. Tiss Treib visited with Wilber and Beverly Haggert in Bison Tuesday afternoon. Tiss and Al Treib made a trip to Bowman Wednesday afternoon. Donna Allen, Dusti, Stanford, Dally and Peyton and LaKrista Allen were Thursday supper and evening guests of Al and Tiss Treib. They celebrated Dusti’s ninth birthday. Al and Tiss Treib visited with Dan, Jan and David Lindeman Sunday evening. Monday, Thelma Sandgren checked on Helen Meink and they exchanged magazines. Wednesday, Steve Sandgren came out for dinner with his mother and fixed a few things for her. Friday was Thelma Sandgren’s day in Hettinger, she had her hair fixed, played cards

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Shelterbelt renovation workshops held locally
trees are kind of like ducks out of water and are under stress from just being planted on upland sites. Also, lack of maintenance and livestock damage can ruin shelterbelts. The Shelterbelt Renovation Workshops will provide information about how to evaluate shelterbelts and make plans for improvement. The workshop will provide examples of shelterbelt renovation involving replacement, release and/or removal of selected trees and shrubs or rows, adding rows, removing branches and etc. Farmers and ranchers that would like more information about attending one of the Shelterbelt Renovation Workshops should call their local conservation district: Corson @605-273-4506, Dewey @605-865-3552, Harding @605375-3216, Perkins @605-244-7160, Tri-County @605-967-2561, Ziebach @605-365-5185 or Natural Resource Specialist Bob Drown @605-244-5222 Extension 4 or by e-mail at

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By Robert Drown, Natural Resource Specialist Renovation Shelterbelt Workshops will be held throughout northwestern South Dakota including Corson, Dewey, Harding, Perkins, Tri-County and Ziebach County Conservation Districts. Following is a list of dates, times and locations. Feb. 12 1:00 p.m. MT, Harding Co. Rec. Center, Buffalo, SD Feb. 12 6:00 p.m. MT, Grand Electric Social Room, Bison, SD Feb. 13 1:00 p.m. MT, Harry’s Community Hall, Dupree, SD Feb. 13 6:00 p.m. MT, Community Legion Hall, Faith, SD Feb. 14 1:00 p.m. MT, Courthouse Comm. Mtg. Rm., McIntosh, SD Feb. 14 6:00 p.m. MT, Community Center, Timber Lake, SD Farmers and ranchers strive to manage their land in ways that are both productive and profitable while conserving the natural resources on which agriculture depends. Shelterbelts have been a part of this landscape for close to a century. Knowledge about management of existing shelterbelts is very important. Many shelterbelts in our area are in bad shape. Years ago mostly short-lived trees usually Chinese Elm were planted and these trees are reaching the end of their life expectancy. It would have been better if those shelterbelts had included some long-lived trees like Rocky Mountain Juniper that have life expectancies of hundreds of years. The mix of shortlived and long-lived trees would have provided quick protection early and long lasting protection into the future. Shelterbelt trees and shrubs have hard lives in western South Dakota. Weather events that damage and kill trees include drastic drops in temperature, snow load and high winds. Broken limbs and trunks are wounds that sometimes never heal and serve as entry points for insects and diseases. Many of the soils of the area have naturally occurring salts which do not allow good tree growth. The climate is sub-arid with woody vegetation naturally growing only along rivers, creeks and other drainages. Shelterbelt

This Meade County shelterbelt planted in the 1960s is in need of renovation.

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South Dakota Legislative News
total is 492 with seven House and Senate Joint Resolutions. If passed, a joint resolution puts the issue on the ballot to allow voters to make the final decision. Most of the agency bills have been acted on and now weíre starting to deal with legislatorsí bills so the debates are becoming more exciting. On Tuesday the Ag committee passed three agency bills, HB 1048, HB 1059, and HB 1062, that repealed parts of state law that were no longer needed as part of Gov. Daugaardís Red Tape Review. These are some of the bills we passed out of committee this week: •HB 1122 to revise requirements relating to health insurance plans for county officers and employees. •HB 1156†allows the legislature to turn control of nonresident waterfowl licenses over to GF&P since few, if any, members of the legislature are wildlife biologists or experts on migratory birds. •HB 1123 to increase the surcharge on hunting licenses by a dollar that will go to the Animal Damage Control program to fund predator control. This is my bill and it was supported by GF&P because predators are not only eating livestock, they are also decimating wildlife populations. The only testimony against the bill and will require insurance for sponsors, medical aid on site, and the proper training of officials and organizers. The Senate passed two separate bills showing support of our Veterans in South Dakota. SB 83 designates March 30th as Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day, which will make South Dakota the first state in the union to honor Vietnam Veterans with their own working holiday. SB 27 appropriates funds to design, construction, provide land, and equip the Veteran's home near Hot Springs, South Dakota. Both bills were passed with unanimous consent. came from South Dakota Wildlife Federation director Chris Hesla. SDWF wants ranchers to bear the total cost of predator control even though predator control saves wildlife too. SDWF is no friend of landowners and if you have someone asking to hunt on your place, find out if they belong to SDWF. If they belong to SDWF, turn them away after you explain what their directors are doing and maybe they will change things within their organization. These bills were passed out of the House this week: •HB 1087 provides for the creation of school sentinel programs and for the training of school sentinels. After a lively debate, the bill passed on a 42 to 27 vote and is on its way to the Senate. HB 1087 will allow school boards to decide if they want to allow properly trained school employees to carry concealed weapons on school grounds to protect students and teachers. HB 1087 is totally permissive, mandates nothing, and allows rural schools without the resources to have law enforcement officers train volunteers to take care of our kids. •HB 1096 to transfer on death deeds for real property. •HB 1170 to revise provisions for a secondary election if the candidates for the United States that ethanol would not have to meet those provisions. After passage in the house, House Bill 1087, the school sentinel bill is on its way to the senate. This measure will give school boards the option to add volunteers and to allow trained school staff to be armed on school grounds to protect students. Many school districts especially in rural areas - do not have school resource officers stationed in schools as we do in many of our larger cities. This allows school boards the opportunity to increase security at schools where they believe it’s warranted. Senate bill 161 outlines what the equine dentistry procedures are, equine teeth floating, means removal of enamel points from teeth; reestablishing normal molar table angles and freeing up lateral excursion and other normal movements of the mandible. A person may perform equine teeth floating services after submitting to the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners the following: (1) Proof of current certification from the International Association of Equine Dentistry or other proSenate, United States House of Representatives, or Governor do not receive a sufficient percentage of the votes cast during a primary election. •HB 1180 to allow veterans to receive credit for military training and experience. •HB 1150 to†amend provisions relating to violations of no contact orders. •HB 1140 to revise the schedule for payment of excise taxes for farm wineries. •HB 1144 to permit the euthanization of deer that have been seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents. This bill will probably have a friendly amendment added to it in the Senate to include all injured wildlife, not just deer. The House also passed some Senate bills and sent them on to the governor: •SB 37 to revise provisions regarding the insurance fraud prevention unit. •SB 26†to update terminology for individuals with intellectual disabilities and similar terms. •SB 70 to improve public safety. This is the governorís criminal justice bill. Although we need changes to our criminal justice system, there were still too many unanswered questions so I was one of seven votes, all from conservative Republicans, against the fessional equine dentistry association as determined by the board; and (2) A written statement signed by a supervising veterinarian experienced in large animal medicine that the applicant will be under direct or indirect supervision of the veterinarian when floating equine teeth. bill. •SB 38 to increase the penalty for sexual acts between correction facility employees and juvenile detainees. •SB 58 to revise provisions regarding the electronic filing of motor fuel tax reports and the electronic remittance of motor fuel tax. On Tuesday both the House and the Senate passed resolutions endorsing the induction of Tom Miller into the PRCA Rodeo Hall of Fame. For those of you with internet access, you can read the resolution here: Congratulations Tom, you sure earned it!! If you want to get in touch with me, call me at the House Chamber number 773-3851. Leave a phone number and Iíll 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 during session. You can keep track of bills and committee meetings at this link: 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. manent and tried to place another sunset clause on this bill but this time for ten years to allow for long term planning, but also in ten years a new legislature will be in place and they can address and revist this issue. I was not successful in my attempt at this amendment. The Senate has passed this measure, and the governor signed this bill this past Friday. Please Keep in touch on the issues and feel free to contact me at (605) 850-3598 or at my legislative email My person email address is I enjoy the chance to serve as an elected official in your citizen Legislature. As always you can follow everything online at

Rep. Betty Olson

I hope everyone survived the bitter cold Wednesday night. The temperature when I drove to the Capitol Thursday morning was a minus 8 degrees in Pierre and when I came back to the ranch that evening our thermometer showed that it had been almost 17 below zero here. But thereís hope that spring is on the way ñ my Gurneyís seed catalog has arrived! Thursday was the 16th legislative day of the 2013 session and the end of the fourth week. Monday was the first time we got to see exactly how many bills we will be dealing with this year. The

Greetings from Pierre, this week on the Senate Floor, we passed Senate Bill 84 which would create the South Dakota Athletic Commission to provide supervision of kickboxing, boxing, mixed martial arts competitions, and sparring exhibitions in the State of South Dakota. Across the state, these competitions are already legal, and take place. This bill will regulate the sport, making it safer

Senator Ryan Maher

The senate passed SB 85 this week, which revises the provisions of ethanol production in South Dakota to allow better access to international markets for our State's ethanol producers. Right now ethanol must have gasoline added to it prior to sale, a process called "denaturization." Unfortunately, foreign markets that would buy ethanol would prefer that is was not denaturized. Senate Bill 85 would make it so

Finally an issue that showed an overwhelming amount of support among many groups in South Dakota this week was HB 1066, popularized as the "Half Penny Tourism Tax" on industries in South Dakota that are related to tourism and travel. Four years ago this was passed with a sunset of two years and then extended for another two years. Last year this tax generated $1.9 billion, and HB 1066 makes that tax permanent. I spoke against make the tax per-

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What the beginning gardener needs to know about garden catalogs
Most gardeners' favorite time of year is probably the spring when new life springs up in our gardens or yards. But, probably the one time of year that almost all gardeners look forward to is the arrival of the first new garden catalog of the year. These usually start arriving right in December with the real flood of colorful catalogs showing up in gardeners' mailboxes after the beginning of the New Year. Today gardening catalogs are not restricted to the print. Now there is an ever growing number of catalogs that are available on the web. "Now you can page through a paper catalog or browse a website from the comfort of your easy chair using your tablet or while waiting in line at the grocery store on your smart phone," said David Graper, Extension Horticulture Specialist. If beginning gardeners are still unsure where to start when it comes to selecting a seed or plant provider, Graper provides a list of things to look for and consider in the search for a reputable company that likely will sell you good quality seed. Start with the brand name companies. Even if you haven't ordered seeds from a catalog before, you can be pretty assured you are going to get a good product if you start with one of the older and well-known companies. Take a look inside the catalog. You should see cultivar names listed for the vegetables that you see. If you are interested in annual or perennial flowers, again you should see cultivar names and botanical names for the plants. If a catalog just lists a common name, be careful because you really don't know what you are getting. Check the prices. Of course you don't want to pay any more than you have to for your seed or plants but be careful of the catalogs that list incredibly low prices. You generally get what you pay for and if the price is too low, the quality of the seed or plants will likely not be worth much either. Check the size of the seed packet. You should be given some information in the catalog or with the individual plant as to how large the seed packet is. If they don't tell you how large or how many seeds you get, be careful. Look for All America Selections (AAS) winners to be included in the list of varieties. The AAS has been testing vegetables and flowers for many years with testing locations spread across North America. You can also check out the AAS web site for a listing of award winning vegetables, bedding plants and flowers. http://www.all-americaselections. org/index.cfm Once you start getting a list compiled of the varieties you would like to order, the next question is how much to order. "In most cases, start with the smallest packet size they offer, unless you and your family really like a particular vegetable, that is a safe place to start," Graper said. "If you want to plant more, try ordering a few different varieties rather than a lot more of the same one. Graper also reminds new gardeners that there are a number of different vegetables that are typically planted as transplants rather than direct planting the seed into the garden. These include vegetables like tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and a number of others.

Location: Multiple Post Date 01/29/2013 Category: Game, Fish and Parks Close Date 02/12/2013 Salary/Grade $14.33 per hour N14. Veteran’s Preference Eligible. Wildlife Damage Specialists identify problem wildlife that cause damage to livestock, crops and property or are a threat to human health and safety; and remove the animals or reduce their ability to cause damage by the most efficient and cost effective means available to provide a reliable and consistent source of wildlife damage control throughout an assigned geographical area. A valid drivers license is required. If you possess a National Career Readiness Certificate, please submit the certificate with your application. For more information on how to acquire a national Career Readiness Certificate contact a South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation Local Office. The Ideal Candidate Will Have: A bachelors degree in biology and experience in trapping predator/nuisance animals and game animal damage abatement techniques is preferred. Knowledge of: •animal behavior, wildlife identification, habitat, and types of damage typically related to species; •animal diseases and safe handling practices, disease sampling, collection and preservation methods; •wildlife damage control methods; trapping equipment and the proper methods of location, bedding, staking, set construction, baiting and luring; how the environment such as terrain and wind currents affect the work at hand; and erection of fencing and placement of hazing devices; •firearms including rifles, shotguns and pistols; ammunition and reloading tools and methods; and safe storage practices; •wildlife management practices and survey techniques. Ability to: •plan and effectively organize work priorities and requests for services; • establish and maintain working relationships with individuals, the general public, local government officials, other state agencies, federal and tribal government officials; •read and identify animals quickly and efficiently from tracks, scat, hair, kill sights and other signs; •read, interpret, and implement applicable department, state and federal laws and regulations; •act as an intermediary among adjoining landowners who are unwilling to cooperate with each other for the purpose of securing a large enough area on which to practice predatory control effectively; • balance landowners’ expectations for predatory control with the public’s expectations for sport and for humane treatment of animals with factual information and education; •educate and inform people at all levels of knowledge about predators and the objectives of predatory control; •navigate in rural and remote areas and adapt to changing weather; •shoot a variety of firearms proficiently in mostly favorable conditions; •use a computer and Microsoft Office programs such as Excel, Access and Word; •operate pickups, all tertian vehicles, snowmobiles, boats and repair and service equipment in the field; • communicate information clearly and concisely. South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources, 500 East Capitol, Pierre, SD 57501-5070. Telephone 605-773-3148 Fax 605-773-4344. “An Equal Opportunity Employer”

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Registration deadline for 2013 Master Gardener Training is March 20
This spring SDSU Extension is offering a new format for Master Gardening training by combining eight weeks of online training and three day-long sessions of hands on-training. Online sessions start April 1 and are accessible anywhere there is internet access and whenever is convenient for participants during the eight weeks. The three, day-long, hands-on sessions give trainees the opportunity to learn skills such as pruning along with plant and insect identification by seeing and doing. Participants will be able to choose from five locations for their hands-on training: McCrory Gardens in Brookings or the SDSU Extension Regional Centers in Aberdeen, Pierre, Rapid City and Yankton. Master Gardeners work in their community to promote and teach gardening. Opportunities include writing articles, giving talks, working at fair booths, helping in community and school gardens, teaching and answering garden questions. The training gives a wellrounded education preparing them to help their communities. In 2012 Master Gardeners contributed more than 9,000 hours, worth $140,400 to our communities. Training costs $160 with 50 hours of volunteer payback during the first two years after training. Application forms and schedules be found at can, then click on Links under the Resource Library for a link to the Master Gardener website. Applications must be received by March 20, 2013. For further information, contact Mary Roduner, SDSU Extension Consumer Horticulture Field Specialist at mary.roduner@sdstate .eduor 605-394-1722.

Score a touchdown Rabbit with food choices damage
There are many different perspectives on what America’s favorite pastime truly is. This time of year, watching football tends to top the list. With Sunday’s schedule including “the big game,” TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), the nonprofit weight-loss support organization, offers tips to help keep nutrition on track when cheering on your favorite team. • Have a small snack before you arrive at a party to curb your appetite. Overeating can be avoided if you don’t arrive hungry. • Start out with foods that will leave you feeling fuller faster, like nuts. A handful of almonds, containing about 160 calories, is a smart choice. • Offer to bring a fruit platter or veggie tray, broth-based soup made with fresh or frozen vegetables, flour tortillas sprinkled with parmesan cheese and baked, or sugar-free pudding to the buffet. Then you’ll have a healthy option to snack on. • Go easy on anything with a thick, creamy consistency like dips or casseroles. Most often these foods are high in calories and not very filling. • Take a walk around the buffet and consider your choices before putting anything on your plate. If you choose to have a high-fat or high-calorie item (wings, pizza, or nachos), take only a small amount and put it on your plate last, after you’ve filled up the space with healthier options. • Consider guacamole! Guacamole is high in the “good” types of fat – mono and polyunsaturated. Guacamole is also high in beta carotene, fiber, folate, and potassium, making this a relatively guilt-free option. • Limit alcohol. Not only is it high in calories, alcohol causes blood sugar to drop, which leads to hunger. If you do imbibe, consider light beer and stagger alcoholic beverages with non-alcoholic ones. • Pick filling protein over highcarb offerings, including shrimp with cocktail sauce or smoked salmon served with cocktail rye.

Rabbits are out in force, said John Ball, professor and SDSU Extension forestry specialist.. Ball reminds readers that rabbits can chew bark off of larger trees up to a height of 18 to 20 inches above the snow line, any chewing that is done under the snow line is usually done by voles or mice. "The damage is most common to trees such as crabapples, apples, honeylocust and maples," he said. "Shrub damage is usually entire twigs or stems cut cleanly at a 45degree angle. You'll often find small brown droppings on the snow near these plants." To avoid this problem, Ball said the best method is to remove any hiding cover; brush and woodpiles, which are perfect habitat for rabbits. He encourages homeowners to fence off valuable shrub beds using chicken wire that is at least three feet tall. "That is three feet above the snow lineand tight with the ground. However, it is probably a little late to begin thinking about fencing at this point," Ball said. "But, it might not be too late to apply some repellents during some of the warmer January days."

An Ear to the Ground Can we . .?
all needed to be fed, watered, and cared for and most times that meant I took care of those animals before I was fed, watered and cared for! So, from an early age, my father and grandfather instilled in my siblings and I that we had a moral and ethical responsibility to care for our animals. One summer, my Dad came to me with a glass of water and wondered if I needed a drink. I was hot and thirsty, but looking at this murky, discolored water with some chunks floating in it was not what I was looking for and turned it down. My Dad told me he had just taken that water from the cattle’s water tank and wondered, “If you won’t drink it, why would you make the cattle drink it?” Lesson learned! I am intrigued by the current debate on issues like gun control and animal welfare because I see them as the same discussion. Unless we have engrained moral values, is it productive to attempt the legislation of behavior? We have a whole myriad of laws and rules that try to deter humans from hurting or abusing other humans. Many of these laws are felony convictions and in the most severe cases, the death penalty is invoked. With all these penalties (deterrents) in place, our prisons still house people that do not value human life. I am confident our ranchers and livestock producers share my core values on the animal stewardship and husbandry practices required to be in the livestock business these days. Proper nutrition, housing, veterinarian-approved animal health protocols and technology may be the tools they use today, but it comes right back down to the fact that they care about the well-being of their animals. South Dakotans cannot and should not condone any form of abuse to the animals we have in our care and custody regardless if they are a farm animal, work animal, companion animal, or a pet. If simply putting additional or more severe laws on the books changes human behavior to other living things, controlling bad things in our world would be easy. So, I ask again, can society legislate morality, core values, or behavior? We need to respect all life and there in is our challenge, I believe.

By Walt Bones, South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture I was born on a livestock farm and have cared for animals for as long as I can remember. We had cats, dogs, horses, and cows. They

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BHSS Foundation honors western pioneers
Marvin Maude Marvin Maude grew up on a ranch near Scenic as the oldest of four children of Walter and Gen Maude. He was active in 4-H while growing up. Marvin stepped in as the 4-H leader for the Rangers 4-H Club at the age of 17 to prevent the club from closing down. It began a lifetime of volunteer work that revolved around helping kids improve themselves. In 1968, Marvin maried Mae Scism. They raised three daughters on the ranch near Hermosa, S.D. Marvin has contributed thousands of volunteer hours to 4-H programs in Pennington and Custer counties. He and Mae hosted livestock and horse judging schools for more than 15 years. Together they served as leaders of the club. Marvin retired as a 4-H leader after serving for 42 years. His volunteerism continues with the Western Junior Livestock Show. Marvin has seved as a director for the Western Junior Livestock Show for more than three decades and he conintues as a directo today. Marvin also served as president for the organization. Marvin has worked with the Black Hills Stock Show both as a volunteer and as a contract employee. He was instumental in helping establish the Youth Day with the Black Hills Stock Show and assisted with putting together the livestock juding contest up through last year. He can also be found running the Bobcat loader helping take down panels and install tie-stalls to make the transition from the horse weekend activities to the beef cattle shows. When not busy with ranching, Marvin contracts goats for goat tying at 4-H, high school, and Little Britches rodeos. He is also a local inspector for the South Dakota Brand Broad and keeps busy during fall shipping. Marvin’s crowning achievement is passing his volunteer spirit on to all three daughters. Julie and LeAnn are active 4-H leaders in Custer County while Lori has volunteerd in multiple organizations during her career. The learned early that if you are going to be part of something, you need to give back of your time and leadership. Dale Hendrickson Dale Hendrickson was born March 9, 1933, in Buffalo County, Neb., but moved with his family to the Riverton, Wyo., area when he was eight. After graduating from high school in 1950, he worked on a Wyoming ranch until 1953, when he went into the Army, serving two years in Germany. After his military service, Dale received his doctor of veterinary medicine degree from Colorado State University in Fort Collins in 1962 and went to work for the state of Wyoming and a private practice in Casper, Wy. In 1964, he joined Norris Vet Clinic in Rapid City and in 1969 started his own veterinary clinic. In 1979, he opened the Animal Clinic in Rapid City. He retired after 40 years of service on January 1, 2003. As his old friend, Lyndell Petersen said, “He was one of the few large animal veterinarians in the area who was willing to go any place almost any time to serve his clients.” Dale helped found the Black Hills Roping Club and is a past president. He is also a member of the Western South Dakota Buckaroos. He has also supported the Rapid City Kennel Club and its major dog show, along with volunteer work with 4-H and FFA and the Western Junior Livestock Show in Rapid City. Dale lives on a small ranch near Caputa with his wife Alice. They have three grown children, Shelly and Mark Middleton, Rob and Jody Hendrickson who have two girlsOllie and Scout, and Roy and Christie Hendrickson who have two children, Seth and Ari. These days you can probably find Dale at the Caputa Coffee Shop talking over the old days. Harold Delbridge Harold Dean Delbridge was born and raised in the Howes area. He married Karen Smith on January 16, 1966, and they went to work for the Bar VO ranch at Quinn. In the fall of 1967, Karen’s father needed help on his ranch so they moved there to help him. After her father passed away in 1968, her brothers took over the operation of the ranch and Harold and Karen moved to his grandfather Kellog’s place south of Union Center, where they ranched for the next eight years. Harold left the ranch in 1976 to attend Bible College in Cleveland, Tenn. He studied there until 1979. At that time they moved to Coal Springs and began pastoring a church there. This was Harold’s first pastorate and they were there until 1985 when they moved from Coal Springs to the Prairie Bible Community Church where he pastored for 23 years. Three years ago he started the Stoneville Country Church where he is still pastoring. Harold has also pastored the Elm Springs Community Church since 1987. Harold started rodeo announcing and auctioneering in 1983. Dave Lensegrav encouraged him to go to auctioneer school at Bismarck, N.D., where Truman Konsile had the River Basin Auction School, an auctioneering and rodeo announcing college. Harold and Les Lensegrav went to that school. When they came back they started the Open Meadow Auction Service which they operated for 13 years. In 1984, the Faith Stock Show contracted Harold to announce their rodeo. That was the rodeo that Truman Konsile had announced for years, and he said, “Isn’t that life, you train somebody and they take your job”. Harold announced Faith Stock Show for 24 years. His favorite part of announcing rodeos was encouraging the young people in the sport. In the year 2000, Harold and Karen had the opportunity to go to the National Finals Rodeo and had the pleasure of watching the final performance. In the saddle bronc event there were four young cowboys that Harold had watched grow up. That was a very satisfying experience for him. Harold said, “The greatest fun I had was young people’s rodeos. Encouraging the young cowboys and cowgirls.” Harold and Karen have lived at Red Owl for the past 18 years. Since 1979, Harold has had a full time ministry. In his spare time he day works for ranchers in the area. He says this has been a better ministry than the pulpit. It has afforded him the opportunity to minister at weddings and funerals. Being a minister in the rodeo announcing field, watching the cowboys and cowgirls grow up, has led to many weddings. In reminiscing, Harold tells of a wedding he was to perform. When he arrived to perform the wedding, the bride had forgotten to bring the marriage license. When Harold asked her what she planned to do about that, she told him that they would be at the rodeo next week. They could go ahead with the wedding today and then they would bring the marriage license and their witnesses and get it signed at the rodeo, one week later. Things like that only happen in cowboy country. One of the most challenging points in Harold’s life was while he was pastoring at Coal Springs. He went there in June, and in August performed his first wedding. Two years later he had to bury that couple’s 18 month-old-daughter. He said, “It lets you know the power of God, how you get through some of those deals.” Harold is an active member in several organizations in the area. The Catalyst Club in Rapid City, South Dakota Stock Growers, South Dakota Farm Bureau, Fellowship of Christian Cowboys, and Central Meade County Community Center Board. Harold had a funny story to tell on himself. He was co-announcer at the South Dakota Rodeo Finals in Sioux Falls. His job was to plug the sponsors while horseback in the arena. A bareback rider had just completed his ride, so Harold rode in to announce the sponsor of the bareback riding and the bronc came alongside Harold’s horse and started bucking. In trying to pull his horse up, hang on to the microphone, and juggle a handful of papers, things got away from him. Papers all over the arena floor. The audience loved it and have probably never forgot it, and the other announcer had a big time with it. But, like Harold said, at least he didn’t fall off. Having retired from his rodeo announcing career, Harold looks back on a couple highlights of that career. One was when the Wall Regional High School Rodeo Club gave him a belt buckle when he retired after announcing their rodeo for 23 years. Another was when the Faith Stock Show also gave him a buckle after 24 years of announcing their rodeo. Harold said, “It really lets you know how much people appreciate your work.” Harold and Karen have four children, two boys and two girls, and 12 grandchildren. Arlen, Black Hawk, Chad, Cheyenne, Wyo., Amanda, Anchorage, Alaska; and daughter, Candace, Thunder Butte. In looking to the future, Harold said that in his ministry he wants to prepare people for the life ahead. By that, he means he wants them to come to know the power of God and the relationship they can have with Him. When we look back over the years at Harold’s reputation, it show us that he has given above and beyond of himself, assisting spiritually and physically, a large number of families in our end of the state. I got the feeling from just visiting with Harold, that to be ministering to and working with the children and grandchildren of those parents he ministered to and worked with years ago, gives him a real feeling of thankfulness and satisfaction. In all fairness to Harold, I must tell you that in this short presentation it is not possible for me to paint a complete picture of his accomplishments. But for just a normal looking cowboy, he has sure made an impression in our communities.

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Water watchers the South Dakota water resources institute provides research, education & outreach
Water tends to be a hot topic for just about every state. Some years there's too much water; or in years like 2012, there was not enough. As well, different interest groups can have different priorities for water use - from agricultural and industrial to urban, recreational and even oil and gas development. To ensure the integrity and quality of this valued resource, the South Dakota Water Resources Institute (WRI) at South Dakota State University provides leadership on finding solutions to evolving water concerns through research, educational opportunities, and community outreach. "There will always be issues that we need to find solutions for in the state related to water," said Jeppe Kjaersgaard, an Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Environmental Water Management at the Institute. In the 1970s and 1980s, initial research by the South Dakota WRI focused on land suitability and management for irrigation of cropland using water from the Missouri River reservoirs. In subsequent years, the focus shifted to studying lake ecosystems and lake water quality, particularly because of the uniqueness of South Dakota's Prairie Pothole region. Today, agricultural and environmental water management research including tile drainage, hydrology, water quality assessments and water quality for livestock are among WRI's projects in the state, reports Kjaersgaard. "We are using the newest technology including satellite imagery, advanced computer models and field monitoring equipment in our research and education activities," he said. Kjaersgaard is one of the SDSU researchers who oversee the efforts of the Institute, along with director Van Kelley, assistant director Kevin Dalsted, program manager Mary O'Neill and program assistant Trista Koropatnicki. But the efforts of WRI extend beyondthese individuals. Kjaersgaard explains that collaboration - with other university researchers at SDSU and across the state, as well as industry and different government agencies - is integral to the process to find solutions to current and emerging water issues. To this end, South Dakota WRI hosts a water conference in Brookings annually. At the conference, participants share information on the work they are doing through panel discussions, presentations, and research poster sessions. In 2012, about 200 individuals representing universities and local, state and federal government entities and industry attended the conference, including the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural South Dakota Resources, Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service and United States Geological Survey. Additionally, in collaboration with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) the South Dakota WRI annually awards research grants to researchers at different universities in the state. Kjaersgaard says about $65,000 is awarded across three to five proposals each year. "It's a modest amount of money, but it provides seed money to young faculty trying to build a program or fund a graduate student study. Many water related research projects in the state started under the auspices of this grant program," Kjaersgaard said. to the future, Looking Kjaersgaard anticipates WRI's role - and collaboration - will grow as new water issues emerge. He cites water for continued development of the state's economy, urban population growth, agricultural and industrial needs and possible oil and gas development in the state among those challenges to be addressed. The South Dakota WRI is one of 54 water resources research institutes across the nation that were authorized by Congress and created after the Clean Water Act was passed in 1972. At SDSU, the institute is affiliated with the College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering and the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station. Funding for the institute comes from federal and state sources. Water Awareness For Kids, Too In an effort to help young people learn more about protecting our precious water supply, the annual Big Sioux Water Festival is held each May on the SDSU campus. One thousand local fourth graders are bused in for the festival which teaches them about watersheds, their water footprint and protecting water quality. The South Dakota Water Resources Institute is one of the host organizations for the event in partnership with the East Dakota Water Development District, Brookings County Conservation District and SDSU's Plant Science and Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Departments. Jeppe Kjaersgaard, SDSU assistant professor of agricultural and environmental water management, says it's a great event for sparking youth's interest in science and water. The 2012 water festival marked the 20th anniversary for the event.

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We appreciate your business. Give us a call at 605-967-2200 or if you have livestock to sell. We would be glad to visit with you.