Volume 31 Number 3 July 4, 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

South Dakota Electric Cooperatives alarmed by President Obama’s proposal to increase regulations and costs
In a speech today at Georgetown University, President Obama announced a broad new federal mandate to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from electric power plants. The President will instruct federal regulators to apply the Clean Air Act to carbon dioxide issued from power plants, effectively outlawing coal-burning facilities. South Dakota’s electric cooperatives are especially concerned about this proposal because rural and low-income Americans already spend disproportionately more on energy than others. “The impact of the President’s plan on co-op-served families and businesses could be significant in South Dakota,” said Ed Anderson, general manager of the South Dakota Rural Electric Association in Pierre, S.D. “Rural communities have been put through an economic wringer for the better part of a decade; they’ve made incredible sacrifices.” “The President’s plan fails to take into account electric cooperatives existing efforts to protect the environment in a responsible and cost effective manner. With more than 1,060 megawatts of installed renewable generation capacity in our portfolio, South Dakota electric cooperatives are doing a lot more than just talking about our commitment to the environment. That, coupled with the fact that electric cooperatives have been

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leaders in encouraging energy efficiency and conservation for decades, should serve as a model for a responsible approach to addressing climate concerns,” said Anderson “We can move forward in our collective efforts to protect and improve the environment. And we can do it in an effective and affordable manner. Using the Clean Air Act to tax every coal-fired generation facility in the United States out of business is not a responsible solution. It is only expedient,” Anderson said. “I hope we can work with the President to form a more reasonable and sustainable plan,” said Anderson.

4-H Special Events

Shrine Circus comes to town

Taylor Fisher, constructed her own Zebra Apron with two pockets on the front, and Macy Schiley, constructed and modeled a bright and colorful tie dyed robe.See more on page 4 The Perkins County 4-H held a Special Events Day on Friday, June 28th at the Bentley Building. There were two participants in this month's Special Events Day, Taylor Fisher and Macy Schiley. Taylor, constructed her own Zebra Apron with two pockets on the front. She sewed it herself. Taylor, also modeled a Summer inspired two piece outfit in Fashion Revue Class. Taylor will show her two piece neon outfit at the Perkins County Fair in August. Taylor, also gave a demonstration on how to properly make Black Cherry, Kool-Aid/Jell-O Popsicles at home. She gave a step-by-step demonstration, then letting the audience and the Judge sample the frozen tasty treat. Taylor received 3 purple ribbons for her efforts! Macy Schiley, constructed and modeled a bright and colorful tie dyed robe. Macy, wore the fleece robe with pink slippers, which tied the outfit together nicely. This isn't Macy's first year in 4-H, she knew just how to model and walk to show off her robe. The Judge thought she did a great job at sewing her robe, and gave Macy a purple ribbon. The Judge encouraged both girls to keep sewing. The Judge, Vi Leonard of Bison was a Veteran at Judging this event, and really knew what to look for in both Fashion Revue and the Food Demonstration. We look forward to more Children joining the Perkins County 4-H in the future. See you at the Fair!

Cousins Kimber and Jetta Hulm enjoyed some time with this friendly clown at the Circus, she showed them her magic coloring book. See more on page 6.

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Kopren receives Eldon Reinke Scholarship


T-Ball games have started. However due to the holiday there will be no games this week. It will start again on July 9th for the 7 - 9 year olds and July y10th for the 4 - 6 year olds. All games start at 5 p.m. Bison Public Library reading program, Pre - 2nd grade July 10th Desert Diggers. 3rd - 6th grade July 12th - 19 th No summer reading program due to swimming lessons. All programs are at 10:30. The Bison Public Library will be closed July 4th.



in Bison

Badlands Ministries VBS Day Camp at American Lutheran Church!! July 29th-Aug 1st, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 pm (MW) 9:00 a.m. -12:00 Noon (Thursday) with a Public Worship Program at 12:00 Noon. Kids ages 3-6th Grade are WELCOME and need to bring a sack lunch daily. Contact Heidi Kopren at 244-5524 with any questions. The American Lutheran Church is seeking wedding dresses, baptism gowns and Easter hats from 1913 - 2013 to display during their 100 Year Anniversary program. If you have an item or know of someone who does, please contact Salli at 605-244-5491. Alcoholics Anonymous is meeting weekly in Bison. The group meets every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the basement of the Presbyterian Church. Everyone is welcome.

Kyle Kopren, son of Ross and Bev Kopren, Prairie City, S.D. was recently awarded the Eldon Reinke Scholarship at the 2013 University of Mary Awards Banquet. The scholarship is sponsored by the North Dakota CPA Society Foundation and is presented to an outstanding junior or senior accounting student and is based on academic achievement. Recognized as America’s Leadership University, the University of Mary is a private institution located in Bismarck, N.D.

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Gary Christman of Houston, TX is spending a week with Art and Marilyn Christman. Art and Marilyn Christman; Bob and Betty Walikainen were among

Meadow News ...............By Tiss Treib
those who attended Bernie Rose’s 98th birthday party at the Nursing home in Lemmon Saturday afternoon. Carolyn Petik visited with Ernestine Miller on Monday morning. On Wednesday, Jerry and Carolyn Petik accompanied Jeri Lynn and Mirandi Bakken to Brookings for the Midwest Music Ambassadors Concert in which Leif was a par-

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ticipant. Neil, Wil, Jaclyn and Sophia Petik also came from Fargo to attend the concert. They were all supper and overnight guests of Cris Petik. On Sunday, the Bakkens treated Jerry and Carolyn to dinner out in Lemmon. Irene Young also joined them. Petiks visited several people in the nursing home in the afternoon.

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Dacotah Bank customer appreciation

Garden Gate
Giant Tomato Competition – Really? We hear about giant pumpkin contests, in fact Bison Master Gardeners sponsor a heaviest pumpkin contest at their Pumpkin Fest. We hope you are trying your hand a growing a prize pumpkin for this year. But giant tomato contests are not common, especially in this area. Maybe we should give that a try. The biggest tomato recorded so far as we could find was 7 pounds, 12 ounces grown by Gordon Graham of Edmond, Oklahoma. This winning tomato came from a 'Delicious' vine. Most huge tomato varieties are indeterminate (plants that grow and fruit all season) slicer or beefsteak types. 'Giant Belgium' produces sweet fruits that average 2 pounds. 'Hillbilly' is an heirloom beefsteak type with pink-and-yellow bicolored fruits that weigh in at 1 to 2 pounds. 'Big Zac' is a hybrid of two heirlooms, and it regularly produces 4-to-6-pound fruits! Well known big beef tomatoes ('Beefsteak', 'Italian Giant Beefsteak', 'Watermelon Beefsteak', and 'Beefmaster'), which produce heavy fruits. It's a lot of work to coax your tomatoes into really packing on the pounds. First of all, you'll need to provide the best basic care: full sun, fluffy soil with plenty of organic matter, lots of space between plants, an inch of water per week, and support (stakes or cages). Get the plants into the ground early and protect them with Wall-O-Waters or cloches. ( A small translucent cover for protecting or forcing outdoor plants.) Hold off on mulching until the ground warms up and the plants begin to flower. Fertilize every two weeks with a dilute fish emulsion fertilizer (be careful not to provide too much nitrogen, you'll get a lot of foliage and few fruits). A real tomato competitor knows how to identify the big “king flowers” or megablooms which they hand pollinate in hopes of producing that winning fruit. Megablooms are often described as conjoined with extra “body parts”, multiple pistils, sepals, floral whorls, thus easy to spot as they are big and abnormal. The beefsteak varieties are most often the winners as they have a higher number of locules (seed cavities) associated with increased weight and volume, most are heirloom or F1 hybrid varieties. Indeterminates are a must, large fruits need large plants. Once the plants begin to grow, the real training begins. Allow only one stem to develop, and pluck off suckers (the sprouts that form between branches and the main stem) when they are very young. Remove all but two or three fruits from each plant. It's best to eliminate developing fruits at the top of the vine and leave older fruits at the bottom. Prune off tomatoes that develop farthest from the stem and leave one fruit per cluster. Prevent branches from breaking by supporting the tomatoes with pantyhose slings when they start to get really big. And wish for some good luck. Maybe we can get a contest going for the Perkins County Fair next year. If you planted a beefsteak variety, give it a practice run this year. Thanks to Willi Evans Galloway at Organic Gardening for the tips shared here. Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you. – Frank Lloyd Wright Submitted by Karen Englehart, Master Gardener, SDSU Cooperative Extension Service.

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Perkins County 4-H Special Events Day
Fund raising discussed
The Stateline Right to Life Chapter met June 18th at the Grand Electric Social Room to conduct business. Fund raising events were discussed. The chapter agreed to obtain a booth on Friday at the Perkin’s County Fair to sell baked goods and garden produce from 10 a.m.to 3 p.m. Other fund raising possibilities could be a bake sale at the Coal Springs Threshing Bee, a fall carnival, a bake sale and concessions sale at the school basketball games. Watch for more information on these events in the future. The next meeting will be held Tuesday, August 13 at 7 p.m. at the Grand Electric Social Room. Everyone is welcome to attend. Teddi Carlson, Secretary

Taylor Fisher gave a demonstration on how to make homemade Black Cherry, Kool-Aid/Jell-O Popsicles

Risk Corner --------------------------Welcome to Risk Corner Over the coming weeks we will explore insurance policies on a simplified level. Insurance contracts can not only be a little "dry", they can also be very confusing to say the least. We will be exploring Auto Insurance, Homeowners, Commercial, Crop/Hail, Health, RV's, Umbrellas, and the list goes on. We will pick a new subject for each publication. You can also look forward to a list of upcoming deadlines. Upcoming Deadline: 07/15/2013 Spring acreage reporting deadline for all South Dakota and North Dakota crop contracts. A common question: One of the questions we are asked over and over again this time of year is, "What is the initial plant date and the final plant date for a specific crop and what happens if we plant after the planting deadline?" Generally speaking if a crop is planted to early or prior to the initial planting date, the crop can be insured from a production standpoint. However, there is no replant option available should the crop freeze or be damaged in any other way. In some cases the crop may need to have an inspection done on it in order for insurance to attach to those acres. On the other end of the spectrum, crops planted after the final plant date are exposed to higher than normal risk of failure from drought, insects and many other perils. For most crops you can use a general rule of thumb. Please note this is not an exact calculation but should give a general idea. For each day the crop is "late seeded" those acres receive a 1% reduction in guarantee for the first 10 days. The second 10 days receive an additional 2% of reduction per day, after which the late seeded acres are uninsurable. Please contact your agent for specific crop/county inquiry's since they may vary.

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Obituary LaVerne L. Stippich
morning at the Lutheran Church. Masonic Rites were held on Monday evening at the Centennial Chapel at 7:00 p.m. LaVerne LeRoy Stippich was born on April 23, 1920 on a farmstead 12 miles north of Hettinger, ND to Ezra J. and Ella A. (Johnson) Stippich. He was born into a family with 7 children. LaVerne attended grade school at the Argonne School No. 1 from 1925 through 1933. He worked for farmers around the Hettinger area from 1931 to 1942. LaVerne was married to Joyce Rebecca Moe at Baker, Montana on August 25, 1940. They had two sons, James Allan Stippich and Lonnie LeRoy Stippich. Joyce passed away September 4, 1989. LaVerne married Della Skogen Quickstad on November 10, 1990. They resided in Hettinger. LaVerne was a World War II veteran. He served in an Infantry Division in the US Army in Italy from 1943 through 1944. After returning home in 1945, he started trucking with his wife Joyce. They hauled gravel, grain and coal. In 1947, he began washing sand and gravel and in 1958, started Stippich Gravel and Ready Mix. The business name changed to Stippich, Inc. in 1974. The company diversified over the years to produce aggregate and ready mix concrete, the manufacture of pre-cast concrete products, is involved in concrete construction and buys and sells construction equipment worldwide. LaVerne loved Family. He attended and enjoyed family reunions from 1990 to 2004. He also loved flying, his business, heavy equipment, being a Mason, playing in a band, dancing and just living life. He was a member of many different organizations whether business, military, fraternal or community. He was a member of the Hettinger Lutheran Church. LaVerne passed away at the Western Horizon's Care Center in Hettinger on June 28, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Della Stippich, his sons, James (Linda) Stippich and Lonnie (Carol) Stippich, all of Hettinger, ND; his grandchildren, James L. Stippich, Jeffrey (Tonya) Stippich, Jolyne Stippich and Kimberly (Theron) Schalesky, eight great grandchildren, one great-great granddaughter, his sisters, Erlene (Marion) Grant, San Antonio, TX and Ruth (Henry) Lloret, San Jose, CA, sister-in-law, Minnie Moe, Spearfish, SD, brother-in-law, Norman Moe, Regent, ND and an aunt, Marjie Johnson, of Fargo, ND and many nieces and nephews. LaVerne was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Joyce, his sister, Joyce and three brothers, John, Raymond and Donald.
Condolences to LaVerne's family can be sent through our website at www.evansonjensenfuneralhome.com

Pastors Perspective
Pastor Phil Hahn Grace Baptist Church, Bison

Funeral services for LaVerne L. Stippich, 93, longtime Hettinger, North Dakota businessman were Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at the Hettinger Lutheran Church at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Kathleen Dettmann officiated and burial with Full Military Honors followed at the Hettinger Cemetery. Visitations were from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, July 1 at the Centennial Chapel of Evanson Jensen Funeral Homes and one hour prior to the Funeral on Tuesday

Robert "Bob" J. Baumeister

Sometimes life is discouraging - not life itself but the things you have to deal with and hear about happening in the world. This week as I was preparing to write this article, I was at a loss for words because of all of the disturbing reports in the news and what is going on in our country. I was reminded of a verse in the book of Psalms - "Be still and know that I am God." I have decided to "be still" and just let the Word of God speak in this week's article. Read these words in Isaiah 5: "Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight. ...for they have rejected the law of the Lord Almighty and spurned the word of the Holy One of Israel. Therefore, the LORD'S anger burns against his people; his hand is raised and he strikes them down." Isaiah 13 tells us: "I will punish the world for it's evil, the wicked for their sins. I will put an end to the arrogance of the haughty and will humble the pride of the ruthless." Word of God speak! "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says" (Revelation 3:22).

Robert was born on January 30, 1931, at his parents’ homestead in Dirt Lodge Creek south of Watauga, South Dakota; Bob grew up working livestock. He joined the Marines during the Korean War, where he received numerous decorations for his service, including commendations for fighting at the Inchon Valley Invasion and the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir. After his return from Korea, he met and fell in love with Arlene Maxon. They were married on January 24, 1955, and Bob supported his family by ranching, shearing sheep, and training horses. While Bob was busy trying to keep the wolf from the door, the stork kept flying in the window. They were blessed with nine daughters and three sons. The family multiplied to include 39 grandchildren and 42 and 3/4

great-grandchildren. Although Bob had limited formal education, he was a proud graduate of what he called “The School of Hard Knocks,” and he dedicated a great deal of time to passing on his considerable knowledge to his descendants. At any family gathering, he could usually be found surrounded by children, showing them how bees pollinate clover, or how to tie a proper knot, telling them a story about the Candyman or Benjamin, or answering their questions on some project they were working on at the time. It was not uncommon, even in his later years, for people to come to him for advice on building something, raising children, or keeping a strong faith in difficult times. Robert “Bob” Baumeister died on the morning of June 29, 2013, at

the Sidney Extended Care surrounded by his family. Always one to leave on a high note, Bob passed from this world while his wife, daughters, and granddaughters were laughing and singing old cowboy songs. He is survived by his wife, Arlene (Maxon) Baumeister, his sons: Mike (Sylvia) Baumeister, Bart (Natalie) Baumeister, and Luke (Becky) Baumeister, his daughters: Teresa Howell, Lorie (Dick) Hach, Connie (Paul) Erz, Joan Baumeister, Nola (Jerry) Heiser, Samie Chambers, Beth (Herb) Clifton, and Jessie (Roy) Fisher, and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Clara (Nehl) Baumeister, his brothers Willard, Victor, and Gilbert Baumeister, his sisters Alice Eiford and Betty Payne, his infant daughter Celia Marie Baumeister, his son-in-law Steve Chambers, his granddaughter Amanda Baumeister, his grandsons Christopher Heiser and Dominic Rettke, and a great granddaughter, Layla Rose Rehling. A memorial mass was held at the Sidney Health Center Extended Care in Sidney, MT at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. A rosary service was held at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Watauga, SD at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Mass of Christian Burial was on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Watauga, SD. Interment was on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at St. Michael’ Cemetery in Watauga, SD.

Sunday School 9:30 a.m. • Worship Service - 10:30a.m. Wednesday Prayer Mtg. - 7:30 p.m.

Grace Baptist Church • Pastor Phil Hahn Church of Christ

Saturday evening service at Indian Creek - 5:00 p.m. • Rosebud - 7:00 p.m. Sunday morning services at American - 8:30 a.m. • Grand River Lutheran

Prairie Fellowship Parish ELCA • Pastor Dana Lockhart

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. 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: - Lemmon 4:45 p.m. Bison - 7:15 p.m., Sunday Mass: Lemmon - 8:15 a.m., Morristown - 10:30 a.m.

First Presbyterian Church • Pastor Florence Hoff, CRE
Reva • Worship Service - 9:00 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. Worship Service -9:30 a.m.

Beckman Wesleyan Church • Pastor Brad Burkhalter
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.

Slim Buttes Lutheran • Pastor Henry Mohagen

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Shrine Circus at Lemmon fairgrounds

A patriotic display was performed. Aerial gymnast

Jenny Kopren and Julie Hanson serving snow cones.

Juggler performing with flaming sticks.

A funny clown just trying to play his horn.

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2013 All School Reunion – The year of the cardinal
The 2013 All-School Reunion started to take shape in January of this year. Meetings were held and with the help of Jody (Shea) Kerzman, a Facebook webpage was set up. Jody and Gladys Jackson posted pictures and events in order to get the word out on the Reunion. It seemed to work, people enjoyed the Facebook page and posted themselves, along with sending in pictures. This page will continue to be active and contain school and alumni news, so check back to it ever so often. If you have something you would like to submit or see on this page, please contact one of the Alumni Committee members. There were approximately 220 alumni in attendance with representation from the 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000. The oldest class to be represented was the Class of 1939 with one alumni present - Edna Martin who drove up from Spearfish to claim this honor. Bob Hanson was the oldest person there who had attended Bison High School; he is 94 years of age and attended school in Bison in the early 30s. Emi Lou (Fried) Ebarle, Class of 1974, claimed the honor of furthest away – she arrived from Okinawa, Japan. The school was decorated with red and white and had cardinals nesting on the tables. The give-away was a cardinal stress ball. It was the year of the cardinal and the Class of 1993 took that to heart. This class felt that a new cardinal suit was needed as the old one was getting pretty shabby, so they donated a new cardinal suit to the school. The school mascot seemed to enjoy his new suit as he was seen all over the gym modeling it and showing it off to everyone, even getting his pictures taken in his new suit! This year’s program proved to be quite interesting as just before it began, a storm struck and electricity was lost to the gym for about 1 hour and 20 minutes. So not only did Alumni get plenty of time to visit, when the lights came on, they also got to experience a very nice program. Alumni Darren Jackson (aka Kid Dakota); English teacher, Eliza Bonacci (aka Eliza Blue); The Buer Family, (aka Todd, Tracy and Pam Anderson), all alumni and Sonny and Cher (aka misfits) performed for the crowd. A photo booth company from Rapid City was on hand and took pictures of friends (with the bird), alumni (with the bird), groupings (with the bird) – you get the picture – the bird was everywhere! Mom’s Café made and served the meal, which consisted of pulled pork and beef sandwiches with all the trimmings, it was very good. Cookies and coffee were served all day during registration so that Alumni could visit with each other. Several groups had their own all school reunions around town; some even ventured to Deadwood, but returned in time for the All School Reunion. The oldest alumni were honored and well represented this year with all but Edna Martin (Class of 1939) being graduated in the 40s, there were some good old-time Bison names in this group consisting of: 1940 – Howard Haugen, Bison, SD; 1942 – Norman Kopren, Bison, SD; 1945 – Bob Penor, Chadron, NE; Dorothy (Hoar) Haugen, Bison; Donald McKinstry, Sr., Bison; and George Rowbotham, Bellevire, WA; 1946 – Walter and Jeannette (Shelstad) Kolb, Spearfish, SD; Dorothy (Kari) Seidel and Bud Biegler, Bison, SD; 1947 – Betty (LaDue) Vliem, Lodgepole, SD; Edward Chapman , Bison, SD; Wendell Weaver, Spearfish, SD; Herb Fried, Shadehill, SD; 1948 – Mary Ellen ( Chase ) Fried, Bison, SD; Belva Darlene (Milner) Price, Prairie City, SD; Mildred (Reitdorf) Fried, Sturgis, SD; 1949 – Leroy Schecher, Rapid City, SD; Kenneth Randall, Prairie City, SD; Betty Jo (Hanson) Hulm, Hooker, OK, Dean and Eloise Penor, Bison, SD The All School Reunion Committee consists of Duane Shea, Bison; Gladys Jackson, Bison, SD ; Nancy Seidel, Meadow, SD; Greg Fried, Bison, SD; Helen Aaker, Bison, SD; Jim Wishard, Bison, SD; and Salli (Kolb) Blazey, Bison, SD.

Gladys Jackson and Duane Shea registering Mr. George Rowbotham from Bellevire, WA for the Reunion.

Dorothy Seidel and Bud Biegler looking at their photo taken at the photo booth (wonder if the bird got in to that one too!)

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Cardinal bird with new suit posing with Jody Kerzman for another picture!

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Bison Economic Development paints South Dakota

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Before the painting project.

What a great job all the volunteers did!

Bob Hanson and his companion watching the progress.

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First game: 4 - 6 year old kids

Olivia Seidel up to bat for the Red team.

Black team Cheyenne, Whitney, and Daemik all swarm in to get the ball as Red team player runs for first base.

Hannah Juergens from the Red team up to bat, off the tee. Paisley Seim hitting the ball off the tee. Some of the balls went far some only jumped a little distance. The children really enjoyed running after the ball once it hit the ground. Paisley is in the younger group the 4-6 year old kids. She is on the Red team.

After work Monday, Tiss Treib drove to her Aunt Kari Hoff ’s home and had lunch with Kari Hoff, Dorena Wiechmann; Ethan, Katie and Christopher Wiechmann; Esther Johnson; Lance and Melanie Hoff of Helenville, WI. She then traveled on to Rapid City where she stayed with friends. Monday evening she met up with Barb Ledbetter of Xenia, Ohio and Donna Griffin of Columbus, Georgia. They went to the Firehouse Grill for supper and met up with Lori Armstrong. Later they went for drinks at the top of the Hotel Alex Johnson and were joined by Lori’s husband Erin. Tuesday was spent shopping and relaxing. Wednesday Tiss met up with Bobby Jo, Luke and Trinity Harris and they went shopping and out to lunch. Tiss left for home in the afternoon and stopped for supper at the Hoff home again. Supper guests included Luke, Amber, Lucille, Amos and Lydia Wiechmann; Dorena Wiechmann; Tiss Treib; Esther Johnson; Kari Hoff; Lance and Melanie Hoff of Helenville, WI. Tiss returned home later that evening. Tiss Treib and Michele Marthaller went out to coffee in Hettinger Thursday afternoon. Tiss Treib spent Sunday with her Aunt Kari Hoff and Mother, Esther Johnson. Thelma Sandgren drove over to the West Fredlund School and met up with her brother, Warren Van Wyk and son Kory and Hum LeFebre Wednesday. They drove to Heier’s and visited with Gertrude Kooiman. They had a wonderful afternoon with Gert and Iver. Friday was Thelma Sandgren’s

Rosebud New.......By Tiss Treib

day in Hettinger. She had her car serviced and went to the clinic and home. Rainy, stormy day. A luncheon was held Friday to celebrate Lorraine Kaitfor’s birthday. Thelma Sandgren, Gladys Merwin and Nan Nash helped Lorraine celebrate. Georgia Sandgren and Ed Hanson and his son came up Friday evening and spent the weekend at the Bison activities. Saturday evening church got stormed out. Sunday morning, Thelma Sandgren drove to church in Bison. It was so nice and at noon they went home. Linda Seim spent the week in Bismarck, while there she was visited by Kathy Seim and Ole Heraldson; Larry and Sarah Dreiske; Chris, Adam, Daniel and Anna Block; Sandy Renken; Mandy and Ella Anderson; Christi Miller. Sarah Dreiske, Kathy Seim and Ole Heraldson kept Linda company all week. And thanks for the many, many phone calls. Larry and Spencer Dreiske came out to the Seim ranch and tried to mow Friday. Thursday, Bridget Keller and Korbin traveled to Lemmon to run errands. Friday, Bridget Keller and Korbin went to Lemmon to get a bountiful basket and take pizza home to Duane and Dawn Harris' for supper where Luke and Trinity Harris are spending a week. Albert Keller traveled to Rapid City Friday to go pick up a boat. Trinity Harris was an overnight guest of Lil Albert. continued on page 12

Marcella Wells running the ball to home plate.

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

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Faith Clinic

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

Buffalo Clinic

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


Checking Summer Range in a Jeep

What’s great about ranch work is that every season the routine and duties change, yet doing the same chores every morning can get mundane. Checking cows and stock tanks out on summer range can get boring unless there’s a way to make the task fun and enjoyable. Checking in a Jeep is the cure. Be-bopping around on summer range in a Jeep is the best way to spice up some of the summertime daily chores. These handy vehicles make the job fun to look forward to by adding interest, variety, and entertainment to checking salt, stock tanks, and cows. Checking our summer range takes up a chunk of the morning by the time all the stock tanks’ floats are checked, ensuring water isn’t stuck on or off, messing with them if necessary, and making sure cows

are where they’re supposed to be. Driving a Jeep feels different than driving a pickup. You just don’t get to experience the connection with nature in a pickup the way you do in a Jeep. They provide a way to slow down and savor nature with a long walk. Drivers feel a strong connection with the earth in a Jeep. Plowing through muddy roads and big mud holes with the top off brings the earth to your lap. Dogs love Jeeps and look forward to riding along since Jeeps are organically airconditioned and provide plenty of fresh air to sniff when the top is off. Jeeps are the ideal ranch rig for range and fence checking. They can be driven as fast as a pickup on highways and gravel roads but their compactness and tight-turning capabilities can maneuver mud holes, rough roads, no roads, and rocky terrain like a fourwheeler. I recently re-confirmed that a Jeep works exceptionally well on bulls. Jeeps can turn a bull around that got itself “lost,” and drive it back to the herd and I don’t feel vulnerable in a Jeep the way I do on an ATV when a bull

want to try to turn around and take me. Jeeps outsize a fourwheeler and aren’t nearly as intimidating to steer and drive fast either. If you’re the type that enjoys diversity, adventure, fun, and now and then a new challenge in your workday, you need a Jeep. If just checking cows in a Jeep isn’t exciting enough for you, these handy terrain crawlers can up the excitement-and-adventure ante by creating adventures amidst your daily routine. Checking in a Jeep with the top off and returning home before it rains is always an exciting challenge. Jeeps also provide opportunities to take the scenic or long way home by breaking down occasionally, miles from home, which has happened to me before. Such experiences stimulate one’s improvisational and thinking skills to get back home. It should be noted that such experiences are a part of Jeep ownership initiation, especially for owners of older Jeeps. If you’re lacking in or yearning for a challenge in your daily ranch work you need a Jeep. It affords a sense of adventure amid routine and you get more than just the wind in your hair and sunshine on your shoulders. Where a Jeep goes you don’t need roads; just an adventurous attitude and maybe some good footwear.

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Fun run and walk

Above are the runners: Lynn Jackson, Josh McKinstry, Cassie Besler, Billy Doerr, Blane Chapman, Teri Chapman, Jennifer Sullivan, Brenden Whitebird, Jessica Nelson, Sydney Senn. Below are the walkers: Britnee Aaker, Robyn Goddard, Londa Hendrickson, Robin Raber, Cindy Penor Ceglian, Gladys Jackson, Kristen Carmichael, Doreen Chapman, Julie Chapman, Sylvia Chapman, Jenifer Cawley, Becky Krause, Ginger Dangerud, Stephanie Graf, Susan Carmichael.

Josh McKinstry won the mens division of the Run. Cassie Besler won the womens divison

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Thelma Sandgren was a Sunday afternoon coffee guest of Shirley Johnson. Relatives from afar who attended the Miller ranch 100th Anniversary last weekend were Bill Robertson of Denver, CO; Jerry Anderson of Sheridan, WY; Ron Berg of Winnamonga, MN; Roger and Barb Nelson and son Todd of Mankato, MN; Walt and Lois Cheever of Cleveland, MN; Harvey and Carol Hochhalter of Valley City, ND; Selmer and Mary Hagen of Madison, SD; David, Nancy, John and JLynn Miller of Rapid City. Patsy and Jim Miller made trips to Bison and Hettinger Monday and while in Hettinger, they vis-

continued from page 9 Saturday, Luke and Trinity Harris spent time with their cousins at the Keller ranch. Albert and Bridget Keller went to Bison for the dance on Saturday night and the boys stayed with Duane and Dawn Harris. Sunday, Kellers traveled to Timber Lake to have ribs with the Keller family. They returned home late Sunday night. Monday, Alex, Tasha and Ian Keller came to visit the Kellers. Collin and Whitney Lamont and daughter were supper guests as well at the Kellers. Tiss Treib called on Shirley Johnson several times this week.

ited with Violet Miller. Jim and Patsy Miller played cards at the senior center in Hettinger Friday. Martina Ham called on Shirley Johnson Monday afternoon. Tiss Treib made a trip to Lemmon Monday afternoon. On her way home she visited with Ruth Berg. Susan Gunn was a Tuesday evening visitor of Tiss Treib. Tiss Treib visited briefly with Rita Whittet in Haynes Wednesday late afternoon. Patsy Miller took Tiss Treib to Hettinger early Friday morning and took her back home later in the morning. continued on paage 16

The Town Board of Bison will be accepting bids until 7:35 p.m. on Monday, July 8, 2013 for two tracts of land to be hayed in Lot 1 of Kolb’s sixth addition to the Town of Bison, South Dakota. Tract 9 consists of 15 acres and tract 8 consists of 13.56 acres. The bids will be publicly opened and read at Bison City Hall on July 8, 2013 at 7:35 p.m.Send or deliver bids to: Town of Bison, PO Box 910, 309 1st Ave. W., Bison, SD 57620. Mark the envelope City Hay bid. ATTEST: Elizabeth Hulm Finance Officer Town of Bison


Arrow Public Transit, intends to apply for funds under Section 5311 of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act for the continued operation of a public transportation project within the City of Lemmon, which lies within Perkins county of South Dakota and for the City of Bison, which lies in Perkins County of South Dakota.


[Published June 27 and July 4, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $14.96.]

This notice offers the opportunity for a public hearing, submittal of service proposals or comments regarding the project. interested public or private transit or paratransit providers are invited to comment on this proposal or submit proposals to provide the service. Requests for a public hearing, comments or requests for a copy of Arrow Public Transit proposal should be directed to Arrow Public Transit, 111 4th St W, Lemmon, South Dakota 57638, by July 10, 2013. [Published June 27 and July 4, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $18.20.]



CONSENT AGENDA 152. Motion by Thompson second by Arneson to approve the agenda with the following additions: 4. Approval of Contingency Transfers and 5. Approve Pension Expense. Motion carried.

EXECUTIVE SESSION-PERSONNEL 153. Motion by Arneson second by Thompson to enter into executive session to discuss personnel. Motion carried. Chairman Kvale declared the meeting into executive session at 2:01 p.m. and back in regular session at 2:06 p.m. 154. Motion by Thompson second by Arneson that the resignation of Lola Hedstrom effective at the end of her 2012-2013 contract is herewith accepted. Motion carried.

CONTINGENCY TRANSFERS 155. Motion by Thompson second by Arneson to authorize the Business Manager to make the necessary contingency transfers as needed for 20122013 school year. Motion carried.

157. Motion by Arneson second by Thompson to adjourn the meeting at 2:15 p.m. Motion carried. Dan Kvale, Chairman Bonnie Crow, Bus. Mgr

PENSION COSTS 156. Motion by Thompson second by Arneson to utilize the Pension Fund for retirement costs in the amount of $40,000.00 for the 2012-2013 school year. Motion carried.

1. Pledge of Allegiance 2. Call to Order 3. Consent Agenda a. Approve Agenda b. Minutes c. Financial Reports 4. Approval of Claims 5. Delegations 6. Approve Contingency Transfers 7. Approve Supplemental Budget 8. Bus Contract 9. Employee Contract Approval 10. Close Senior Account 11. TSP Contract 12. Workman’s Comp Contract 13. Town of Bison Contract 14. Adjournment of 2012-2013 School District Fiscal Year Business Manager will reconvene the meeting and administer oaths of office to new board members and Business Manager. Business Manager conducts the election of Board President. New Board President will preside over the election of the Vice President and the remainder of the meeting. 15. Official Designations 16. Set Lunch Ticket Prices, Admission Fees & Staff, Substitute Fees-Certified and Paras 17. Adopt State Rates 18. Fee for Background Checks 19. Eligibility Policy Change 20. Head Start Contract 21. Budget Discussion/Hearing 8:00 p.m. 22. Executive Session 23. NWAS Report 24. Notes 25. Adjournment Next Meeting August 12, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

July 8, 2013 7:00 p.m.


[Published July 4, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $21.45.]

[Published July 4, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $20.58.]

Sealed bids to furnish the equipment, materials, tools, labor and incidentals necessary for installing a new aviation fuel system at the Bison Municipal Airport, Bison, South Dakota will be received by the Town of Bison until 2:00 P.M. CDT, on July 18, 2013. All bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at the office of KLJ, 128 Soo Line Drive, Bismarck, North Dakota. The bid documents are to be mailed or delivered to the office of KLJ, 128 Soo Line Drive, P.O. Box 1157, Bismarck, ND 58502 and shall be sealed and endorsed, "Aviation Fuel System Installation, Bison Municipal Airport, AIP No. 3460003-008-2013". The proposed work includes the following items and approximate quantities:


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terminations of the governing board. The bid security of the two lowest bidders will be retained until the Notice of Award has been executed, but no longer than sixty (60) days. The bid security is a guarantee that the bidder will enter into contract for work described in the Proposal. The successful Bidder will be required to furnish a Contract Performance Bond and Payment Bond in the full amount of the Contract. dards Act Requirements – 29 CFR Part 5 (Applicable to Contracts Exceeding $100,000) Clean Air and Water Pollution Control – 49 CFR Part 18.36(i)(12) (Applicable to Contracts Exceeding $100,000) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation is not required for this project. Dated this 25th day of June, 2013. /s/ Beth Hulm, Finance Officer

The proposed contract is subject to minimum wage rates as established by the Department of Labor for this project and are contained in the project manual. The successful Bidder shall agree to commence and complete the work under this contract within the time schedule indicated. All work shall be completed and ready for acceptance and full use by the Owner on or before November 22, 2013. Liquidated damages shall be assessed as indicated in the project General Special Provisions for every calendar day beyond the scheduled completion date indicated in the agreement.

Publication Dates: July 4, 2013, July 11, 2013 Beth Hulm, Finance Officer Town of Bison Bison, South Dakota

[Published July 4, July 11, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $138.42.]

Award of contract or contracts will be contingent upon securing funding from the Federal Aviation Administration. The Town of Bison reserves the right to hold all bids for a period of thirty (30) days after the date fixed for the opening thereof to reject any and all bids and waive defects and to accept any bids should it be deemed for the public good and also reserves the right to reject the bid of any party who has been delinquent or unfaithful in the performance of any former contract with the Owner.

The work consists of removal and salvage one above ground storage tank and fuel pump, remove and dispose of concrete containment structure, remove, salvage and reinstall existing chain link fencing, site work, concrete work, electrical work, installation of one new 4,000 gallon 100LL above ground steel storage tank, fuel dispensing equipment, card reader and fuel management system.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that PerkIns County, South Dakota, Is the lawful holder of the tax sale certificate to the property described as:


Notice is hereby given that the Board of Commissioners; in and for the County of Perkins, in the Town of Bison, South Dakota on the 9th day of July, 2013 at the hour of 10:30 a.m. at the Perkins County Commissioner Room located in the Perkins County Courthouse, will meet in regular session to consider the following applications for an 2-Day Special Event Malt Beverage License to operate outside of a municipality, which has been presented to the Board of County Commissioners and filed in the Perkins County Finance Officer’s Office.


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Thursday, July 4
CLOSED Roast turkey baked sweet potatoes green beans cranberry sauce strawberries w/topping Sweet & sour pork oven baked brown rice steamed broccoli apricots

Friday, July 5

Monday, July 8

RBar 10756 Castle Butte Road, Lemmon, SD Special 2-Day Malt Beverage License July 27 & 28, 2013 Notice is further given that any person, persons, or their attorney may appear at said scheduled public hearing and present objections to the above application, if any objections there be. Dated at Bison, South Dakota this 19th Day of June, 2013. Sylvia Chapman Perkins County Finance Officer

Tuesday, July 9
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Citrus chicken baked potato peas acini di pepe cake

Wednesday, July 10
Ham & potato omelet green beans cinnamon roll tropical fruit

Lemmon Original Blk 6, Lot 3,City of Lemmon, Perkins County, South Dakota, Owner - Duane Sprinkle, Certificate #102, which was sold at tax sale on December 21, 2009 to Perkins County, South Dakota; and Lemmon Original, Blk 5, Lot 12, City of Lemmon, Perkins County, South Dakota, Owner - Paul and Patricia Kolling, Certificate #63 which was sold at tax sale on December 21, 2009 to Perkins County, South Dakota; and

[Published June 27 and July 4, 2013at a total approximate cost of $29.25.]

Plans and specifications are on file and may be seen at the office of the Finance Officer’s Office, City Hall, Bison, South Dakota and at the offices of KLJ, 330 Knollwood Drive, Suite A, Rapid City, South Dakota and 128 Soo Line Drive, Bismarck, North Dakota. Copies of the plans and specifications and other bidding contract documents may be obtained by payment of sixty dollars ($60.00) to Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson, Inc., 128 Soo Line Drive, Bismarck, ND, 58502 for each set so obtained. An optional, complete set of digital project bidding documents are available at www.kljeng.com “Projects for Bid” or www.questcdn.com. You may download the digital plan documents for $23.00 by inputting Quest project # 2572595 on the website’s Project Search page. Please contact QuestCDN.com at 952-233-1632 or info@questcdn.com for assistance in free membership registration, downloading, and working with this digital project information.

Each bid in excess of $25,000.00 shall be accompanied by either a certified check, cashier’s check or draft in a sum equal to five percent (5%) of the maximum bid price and drawn on a State or National Bank or a bid bond in a sum equal to ten percent (10%) of the maximum bid price executed by the Bidder as principal and by a surety company authorized to do business in the State of South Dakota, payable to the Town of Bison, conditioned that if the principal's bid be accepted and the contract awarded to him, he, within ten (10) days after Notice of Award has been executed, will execute and effect a contract in accordance with the terms of his bid and a contractor's bond as required by law and regulations and de-

Award of the contract is also subject to the following Federal provisions: Buy American Preference – Title 49 U.S.C., Chapter 501 Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VI – Contractor Contractual Requirements – 49 CFR Part 21 Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982, Section 520 – Title 49 U.S.C. 47123 Lobbying and Influencing Federal Employees – 49 CFR Part 20 Access to Records and Reports – 49 CFR Part 18.36 Energy Conservation – 49 CFR Part 18.36 Breach of Contract Terms – 49 CFR Part 18.36 Rights to Inventions – 49 CFR Part 18.36 Trade Restriction Clause – 49 CFR Part 30 Veteran’s Preference – Title 49 U.S.C. 47112 Davis Bacon Labor Provisions – 29 CFR Part 5 (Applicable to Contracts Exceeding $2,000) Equal Opportunity Clause – 41 CFR Part 60-1.4 (Applicable to Contracts Exceeding $10,000) Certification of Non-Segregated Facilities – 41 CFR Part 60-1.8 (Applicable to Contracts Exceeding $10,000) Notice of Requirement for Affirmative Action – 41 CFR Part 60-4.2 (Applicable to Contracts Exceeding $10,000) Equal Employment Opportunity Specification – 41 CFR Part 60-4.3(Applicable to Contracts Exceeding $10,000) Termination of Contract – 49 CFR Part 18.36 (Applicable to Contracts Exceeding $10,000) Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, Ineligibility and Voluntary Exclusion – 49 CFR Part 29 (Applicable to Contracts Exceeding $25,000) Contract Work hours and Safety Stan-

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the right to redemption will expire and a deed for the above described real property will be made upon the expiration of sixty (60) days from the completed service of this Notice unless the property be redeemed as permitted by law. Dated this 25th day of June, 2013. PERKINS COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA

Milwaukee Land Co 2nd Addition, blk 34, Lot 5, Perkins County, South Dakota, Owner - David Durick, contracted for Deed with Todd Messmer, Certificate #72 which was sold at tax sale on December 21, 2009 to Perkins County, South Dakota

BY /s/ Sylvia chapman Sylvia Chapman Perkins County Finance Officer

[Published July 4 and July 11, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $33.81.]

Page 14 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, July 4, 2013 Grand River Roundup ............................................................... By Betty Olson
The only rain we got this week was 9 hundredths last Saturday and it’s been great haying weather. Temperatures haven’t reached triple digits here yet, but with the mercury in the eighties every day, summer is definitely here. With this hot weather, Bryce and Trig almost enjoyed fixing the river gaps across the Grand River that runs through our ranch. Casey installed our air conditioner on Wednesday and it runs every day. We started haying Monday so all our time is spent in the hayfield, running for parts, and fixing the breakdowns. Did you notice that seldom have to repair swathers, mowers, rakes, or balers when you don’t have much hay, but with a good hay crop you almost need a full-time mechanic? But hey – we’re not complaining! Brad Lemmel, Red Lemmel’s son with the South Dakota Department of Tourism, drove out from Pierre for the Great Western Cattle Trail Association meeting at the Heritage Center in Spearfish Wednesday evening. Rep. Lance Russell brought copies of the proposed articles of confederation for us to review and the group poured over a map of South Dakota to decide where to put the GWCTA cement markers to mark the Western cattle trail across our state. The markers are being made and donated to us by Croell Redi-Mix. They’ve done a wonderful job making the markers and we hope to soon be able to use Croell’s advertising slogan for the markers we place on the trail across western South Dakota - you know, the one that says “They’re everywhere, they’re everywhere”! Thursday Reub and I made a trip to Laufer’s north of Hettinger for haying supplies and parts before Reub’s appointment with Mary Eggebo in Hettinger. Mel Eggebo is doing well, but he’s going to have more surgery soon, so please keep him in your prayers. While we were in Hettinger, I bought more tomato plants for my garden. The tomatoes I set out earlier aren’t doing so well. Some of them died and the survivors have leaves that are curled up to look like little green balls. Everything in the northern part of my garden is doing great, but the weeds and other plants on the south side of the garden are suffering from the same malady as the tomato plants. I can’t see any bugs on them, the guys plead innocence when I accused them of spraying weed killer around there, and I’m stymied. Do any of you know what could be causing this? Derek Brink’s mother, Gayla (Long) Brink, passed away Thursday at Rapid City Regional Hospital. Gayla grew up in Bison where her parents, Cliff and Bea Long, ran the City Café on Main Street. I sometimes babysat Gayla and her younger brother Greg. She was a wonderful person and much too young to leave this earth. Gayla’s funeral will be Wednesday with burial at Black Hills National Cemetery. Our sympathy goes out to Gayla’s family. Our community gained a new member Friday evening when Kelli Blair married Clint Doll in Sturgis. After the beautiful ceremony, a huge crowd of friends and relatives gathered at the Shade Valley Campground east of Sturgis to celebrate their marriage and to welcome Kelli into our neighborhood. Clint’s cousin, Michael Anderson, a.k.a “Mad Dog”, was one of Clint’s groomsmen and he brought his new wife Madison. Mad Dog and Madison were married a couple weeks ago in Colorado and it was a pleasure to meet her. Kelli and Clint will live in the house where Clint’s grandparents, Guy and Sylvia Doll, lived after they went to work on the Hackamore Ranch for Kelli’s great uncle, Harry Blair, back before Clint’s father was born. When I called the ranch to visit with Clint’s Mom on Monday morning, Janet told me that Kelli and Clint were out horseback moving bulls. She fits in well around here! Harry Blair’s son, George Blair, was also at the wedding. George will soon be 92 years old soon and is as excited as we are about the newest Blair/Doll connection. All six of George’s daughters, Janet, Mary Beth, Nancy, Gayle, Kathleen and Ann, plan to run in Clint’s Aunt Elaine Doll-Dunn’s Leading Ladies half marathon in Spearfish August 18th. George’s daughter Nancy Remington just celebrated her 60th birthday by climbing Bear Butte for the 60th time. I think her Grandpa Harry Blair was 90 the last time he climbed Bear Butte, so the challenge is there for his younger relatives! Maurice Hamilton turns 90 on Tuesday, July 2nd and most of the Reva community gathered to help him celebrate at the Reva Hall Sunday afternoon. 94 year old Bob Hanson came to wish his old friend Happy Birthday and some of us got to wondering just how many WWII veterans like Bob and Maurice we have left in this area? Maurice was the only one we could think of in Harding County. Let us know if we’re missing anyone, will you? We had a Harding County history book meeting in Buffalo Monday evening. Copies of the book are selling fast, so if you want one, send a check for $80 for the two volume set written to “Harding County history book” to Alice Holcomb, 13699 Harding Rd, Buffalo, SD 57720 if you plan to pick the volumes up and $90 if you want them mailed. Alice also has a lot of pictures and stories that she would like to return to the owners. Call her at 605-375-3459 and she’ll get them sent to you. I’ll leave you with this little bit of advice for all the newlyweds: At their granddaughter's wedding, the DJ polled the guests to see who had been married longest. It turned out to be the grandparents. The DJ asked them, "What advice would you give to the newly-married couple?" Grandma said, "The three most important words in a marriage are, 'You're probably right.'" Everyone then looked at Grandpa. He said, "She's probably right."

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FOR SALE Grand Electric Cooperative is accepting sealed bids on a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan, Model SXT. Vehicle has 128,000 miles and is in very good condition. Options include 4 Captain Chairs and bench seat, AM/FM with CD player, front and rear air, cruise, tilt wheel power door locks, compass and outside temperature gauge. Vehicle can be seen at Grand Electric in Bison, SD. Bid deadline is noon on July 31, 2013. Please submit bids to Colgan Huber, Grand Electric Coop., PO Box 39, Bison, SD 57620. Grand Electric reserves the right to refuse any and all bids. B3-3tc Wanted: Straw or corn stalks to bale in 2013. Round or square bales. On shares or will purchase in field. Contact Tom at 605-866-4605. B43-tfn

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Help Wanted: The Town of Bison is now accepting applications for a fulltime maintenance worker. Pay negotiable. Benefits available. Please request an application from: Finance Officer, Box 910, Bison, SD 57620 or call 244-5677 or 244-5231. The Town of Bison is an Equal Opportunity Employer. B1-tfn THANK YOU Thanks so much to the many family and friends from far and near who came to my 90th birthday party. Thanks for the flowers, gifts and cards. I really enjoyed the program put on by my children, Gerie, Tom and Monte, and the cute skit by my niece and nephew, Bev and Wade. Anna Goddard

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WANTED The Town of Bison is looking for an individual to serve on the nuisance committee. Letters of interest should be sent to City Hall, PO Box 910, Bison, SD 57620 or emailed to bison@sdplains.com. B1-3tc

FOR SALE: Alfalfa seed, grass seed and high test alfalfa hay. Delivery available and volume discount available. Call 798-5413. B1-11tp

Part-time bartending a.m. & p.m. shifts, contact Kelli at the Bison Bar. B2-2tc

Wanted a substitute janitor at the Perkins County courthouse, includes cleaning, mowing, snow removal, ect. Equal Opportunity Employer. Call 605-484-8605 or 244-5624 and ask for Jackie. B1-2tc

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Have a safe 4th of July

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continued from page 12 Shirley Johnson accompanied Tiss Treib home Saturday afternoon and was a supper guest. John picked Shirley up later in the evening and had ice cream. Tiss Treib called on LaVonne Foss Sunday afternoon on her way home from work. Tiss Treib visited with Barb, John and TJ Bartell Sunday evening. She then called on Susie Skjoldal briefly before going home. Tim and JoAnne Seim called on Chet and Mandy Anderson and family one day this past week. Larry and Sarah Dreiske and family spent Saturday at the ranch with Nolan and Linda Seim and family. Nolan and Linda Seim and family attended the afternoon performance of the Shrine Circus in Lemmon Sunday afternoon. Monday, Dee Andrea Sandgren stopped to visit with her grandmother, Thelma Sandgren. Steve Sandgren and Mike Schmeltzer came out to the Sandgren ranch Tuesday and mowed the yard for Thelma and had supper with her. Thursday, Thelma Sandgren went to Lemmon, Leslie Sandgren took Thelma out to Chinese for supper and they then attended Natalie’s Bible School Program. Friday, Thelma Sandgren went to Hettinger. Gladys Merwin and Thelma were dinner guests of Steve Sandgren. Later, Thelma visited at the Nursing Home and took her sister, Gladys Vliem out for pie and coffee. Sunday, Thelma Sandgren visited with Alf and Betty Vliem and accompanied them to the Hymn sing at Reva. Sue Meink took Helen Meink to Lemmon Monday. Andi Gillespie of AZ is visiting the Meink’s for the summer. Bridget and Korbin Keller traveled to Bison on Tuesday to license the Kellers "Ton of Fun" boat and pick up a riding lawn mower. When they returned home, Tim and Joanne Seim and Jo and Jacob Seim were brief visitors. Albert and Bridget and the boys took the boat out of a ride that evening and enjoyed the weather. Wednesday, Albert Keller returned back to work. Thursday, Luke and Trinity Harris were guests of Lil Albert and Korbin Keller. They were also dinner guests, and Duane and Dawn Harris joined as well. Doyle Udager was a brief morning visitor of Bridget. Friday, Emily Mauri was an afternoon and evening guest of Lil Albert Keller. Saturday, Dawn Harris and Bridget Keller and the boys traveled to Hettinger. Duane and Dawn Harris were dinner guests of Bridget and the boys. Bridget and the boys attended church services that evening. Sunday, Duane and Dawn Harris and Bridget Keller, Lil Albert and Korbin went for pizza and attended the circus in Lemmon. Lil Albert enjoyed his first elephant ride towards the end of it anyways!

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