Volume 29 Number 46 May 3, 2012

Includes Tax


Official Newspaper for the City of Bison, Perkins County, and the Bison School District A Publication of Ravellette Publications, Inc. P.O. Box 429 • Bison, South Dakota 57620-0429 Phone: (605) 244-7199 • FAX (605) 244-7198

Bison Courier

Friends helping friends benefit for Mary Lee Hathaway

Under Water Enchantment
Prom 2012

Shaley Lensegrav and Christian Wolff were crowned Prom King and Queen The Red Hatters hosted a benefit for Mary Lee Hathaway on Saturday evening. Mary Lee has Lung cancer she is taking Chemotherapy and will continue through the summer. Thank you to John Peck and Keith Hanson, Jr. for your auctioning services and the Bison Area Mens Club for your help. Pictured above: Susan Carmichael, Linda Hanson, JoAnne Seim, Sherry Jackson, Mary Lee Hathaway and Alice Wishard. The account at Dacotah Bank is still open for anyone who would still like to donate. Matching funds provided by Thrivent Harding Perkins County Chapter 30416.

Retirement, promotion, and new career announced at Dacotah Bank
For nearly 50 years Dan Baumgarten has served the Lemmon area as banker and bank president. On June 29 Dan will retire from Dacotah Bank. Travis Ellison has been named the incoming market president and will assume his new role July 2. Garrett Schweitzer of Lemmon has been hired to assume the position of agricultural banker and will join Heather Wenner, agricultural banker, to serve producers in the Lemmon and Bison areas. Dan graduated from Lemmon High School and received a business degree from the Aberdeen School of Commerce in Aberdeen, SD. In January 1963 he was hired by Carney Peterson in Lemmon as a bank bookkeeper and he eventually took a position with the insurance department. Later, Dan became an agricultural banker serving local farmers and ranchers. On October 30, 1990 Baumgarten was named the bank’s president serving in that capacity since. He succeeded Stan Petersen who had passed away. When asked about the most notable changes in banking during his career he reflected on the era when loan rates were “21% and we had to review loans every six months. Banking regulations today have made it more difficult to serve customers the way we used to,” he said. Technology has also changed over the years. “When I started in banking we had an adding machine, then we got a calculator. Today we have computers, online banking, and many things people hadn’t dreamed of years ago.” As to the present and future prospects for Lemmon? “Things are looking good and we are rebounding as young people move back home. We have a new senior citizens center, a new community center, and new motel.” Dan is very proud of Lemmon’s honor as South Dakota’s Small Community of the Year as recognized by Governor Dennis Daugaard and the SD Office of Economic Development. Then named the Bank of Lemmon, Dacotah Bank’s holding company acquired the Lemmon and Bison locations in 1969. According to the Dacotah Bank history book, Baumgarten was named to the bank’s board of directors in January of 1970. He and his wife Jean live in Lemmon as do two of their children, Chad and LaRae. Their daughter Danelle lives in Miles

Come out and meet Carter Lemburg son of Nicole and Hadley Lemburg on May 12 from 2 - 4 p.m. for an open house baby shower at the home of Grandpa and Grandma Lemburg.

Galloway Cemetery meeting at the Fire Hall in Meadow, May 10, 2012. Please send contributions to help defray expenses to Jerry Martin 19596 HWY 20, Meadow, SD 57644.

“Pearls for a Princess” Mother /Daughter Banquet, Sat. May 12 ~ 5:30 pm ~ Reva Hall. (Hosted by Slim Buttes Free Lutheran Church) Come wearing your favorite pearl necklace! $5.00 for adults for the Banquet. For more info call Norma at 375-3651 or Linda at 866-4685.

Highlights & Happenings

Please remember to keep voting for Jessica Johnson who is competing in the "Rising Star of the West" scholarship competition. You can vote once each day on each computer without registering. The steps

include: 1.) Go to www.blackhillsfox.com 2.) Type Jessica Johnson's name in the "Search" box in the upper right-hand corner of the screen 3.) Scroll down and "click" on any news story about Jessica 4.) Click on the "Rising Star of the West" Box on the right side of the screen 5.) Click on "View Entries" at the top of the screen 6.) You will, then, be able to listen to all of the presentations 7.) You can vote for Jessica and the other contestants with one being the lowest score and ten being the highest score. Please keep voting--(every day)--as Jessica will be on again at the end of this week and, then, for another two weeks after that. Thank you so much for taking the time to vote for Jessica, as your VOTES are very IMPORTANT! Paint Ball Blast at LeGrande Scotch Cap Ranch Saturday May 12, 2012, 10 - 4. Cost $25.00 per person. Equipment and lunch provided. Waiver & Release required, for more information call 605-244-5946.

City, MT, and three children live in Rapid City; Kaylyn, Delvin, and Lance. Rod Fouberg, chairman of Dacotah Banks, Inc. board of directors, commented on Dan’s career with the firm. “Dan has been a steady and influential contributor to the growth success of Dacotah Bank for over 40 years. Many of us sought his advice and we will miss his thoughtful common sense approach and his deep understanding of our industry and our customers.” The company’s president and chief executive officer (CEO), Richard Westra, recognized Baumgarten for his community focus. “Throughout his career in the Lemmon community, Dan has made a positive difference over and over again with the many customers he has been able to serve. He has built a positive and consistent culture for our bank around service to his community.” The company and community are planning a recognition event for Dan in late June. Travis Ellison is also a native to the Lemmon area and was raised on a cattle and small grain farm. continued on page 2

Page 2 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, May 3, 2012 Nutrition Site Menu
Grd beef & green bean casserole potato rounds banana Chicken & dressing baked squash harvest beets jello w/fruit cocktail Beef & noodles seasoned spinach crunchy cranberry salad peaches Cider-braised pork chops country time mac salad broccoli & cauliflower applesauce Roast beef mashed potatoes w/gravy lima beans orange

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continued from page 1 Prior to joining Dacotah Bank in 2004 as an agricultural banker, Travis performed the same role with Farm Credit Services and Wells Fargo in Bismarck. Following graduation from Lemmon High School, Ellison earned an Associate of Arts degree in Farm and Ranch Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Dickinson State University at Dickinson. He also earned his Master’s in management from the University of Mary at Bismarck. In 2006 Travis completed the American Bankers Association’s Graduate School of Banking program at the University of Colorado, Boulder, CO. Travis has been very active in community service including his current position as board member for the West River Medical Center

in Hettinger. He is a former president of the Lemmon Area and Charitable Economic Development Corporation and graduated from the 6th class of South Dakota Ag and Rural Leadership (SDARL) program in March this year. Travis and his wife Carol live in Lemmon with their three children; Amber, Jake, and Chance. He can be reached at (605) 374-3853 by phone or by email at HYPERLINK "mailto:travis.ellison@dacoTRAVIS.ELLItahbank.com" SON@DACOTAHBANK.COM. Before joining Dacotah Bank, Schweitzer was with the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a soil conservationist. “Garrett’s work with local farmers and ranchers in Corson, Dewey, and Perkins Counties in South Dakota and Sioux County in North Dakota will serve him well in his new role,” Baumgarten said. “His background in livestock analysis and natural resource management is extensive.”

Garrett’s voice is familiar to Lemmon area sports fans as he can be heard broadcasting play-byplay on KBJM Radio. A Lemmon native and resident, he graduated from Lemmon High School in 2002 and from South Dakota State University at Brookings, SD in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences. Schweitzer is active in the community serving as the council president of the Lemmon City Council and board member on the Lemmon Area Charitable and Economic Development board. He was a Babe Ruth Baseball coach, and is a member of the Lemmon Masonic Lodge, and North American Shriners. He can be reached by telephone at (605) 374-3853 or by email at HYPERLINK "mailto: garrett.schweitzer@dacotahbank.c om" GARRETT.SCHWEITZER @DACOTAHBANK.COM.

FSA crop certification deadline is July 15th
USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Craig Schaunaman, reminds producers that the annual crop certification deadline is July 15, 2012. Producers who file accurate and timely reports for all crops and land uses, including prevented planted and failed acreage can prevent the potential loss of FSA program benefits. "I encourage all producers to contact their local FSA office to make an appointment to file their annual acreage report by the July 15th deadline in order to comply with FSA program eligibility requirements," said Schaunaman. South Dakota FSA offices no longer mail appointment cards and maps to producers for acreage reporting purposes. Producers are responsible for contacting their local FSA office to set up an appointment to file their 2012 acreage report. Hard copy maps will be provided to the producer at the time the acreage report is filed. Producers wishing to obtain digital color copies of their respective maps are encouraged to provide their e-mail address or a new jump drive to their local FSA office to facilitate the request for digital maps. Producers are also reminded to report crop losses insured through Federal Crop Insurance and the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) within 15 days of the disaster or as soon as the loss is apparent. Additional information about the acreage reporting process or programs administered by FSA may be obtained by contacting your local FSA office or on the web at www.fsa.usda.gov.

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

Hathaway benefit item

Wednesday, May 16

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

Buffalo Clinic

Faith Clinic


Photo by Kristen Seidel and Frame that was made by Keith Hulm.

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America’s high school graduation rate ranks 19th in the world. (Forty years ago, we were number one.) I wish to thank my family for taking time during such a busy season to help me celebrate my 80th birthday. Also a big thank you to everybody for the gifts, cards, phone calls, hugs and personal greetings. It has been an occasion that I will remember always. God Bless You All Joyce Veal

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The Bison Courier • Thursday, May 3, 2012 • Page 3

We’re family here! Lines from the bookshelf
Providing quality care in a home-like atmosphere is one of the uppermost goals at Western Horizons Care Center (WHCC). Whether resident, staff, or friend – all are considered family. Maybe your neighbor down the street moved to the Western Horizons Care Center because his diabetes became unmanageable or the wife of a friend couldn't walk by herself anymore. Since 1970, Hettinger has had a place for your loved one to live among family and friends. A new face, a new friend, is that of Marla Archibald, certified physical therapist assistant, recently hired to provide the residents with therapies. She is there to focus on maintaining and improving physical function. Hospital patients discharged with long-term ailments are now placed temporarily at WHCC where Marla can help them regain their strength. An old friend, Mary Lewton, is the new director of nurses. Upon being asked to name the number one asset of WHCC, Mary said, “the continuity of care.” We provide a team-based model of care led by the resident’s personal physician, who provides continuous and coordinated care throughout their lifetime. The clinic and hospital are conveniently located nearby. The continuity of care is here, in our community, among family and friends. Tammy Wheeler (wife of Scott) is a nurse who works as the “MDS” (Minimum Data Set) assessment nurse. She has also been instrumental in organizing a variety of fundraising events for the Care Center, including a successful soup and sandwich luncheon this past February. Tammy and her friend, Viola Sprenger from Elgin, made all the Kneofla soup served. Scott and Tammy have established a home in Hettinger and after two years they are now old friends. A familiar face is that of Allen McIntyre. He came to the board last year, filling the vacated position of Norman Smith. Since coming to the position, he has volunteered to be on the WHCC Capital Campaign and Community Awareness committee. Al's concise opinion about WHCC, “We need to make the community aware of all the improvements and accomplishments achieved and that we are qualified to take care of their loved one.” There are at least 538 federal and state regulations that must be followed and reviewed annually by a survey team from the state health department. The most recent survey, in October of 2011, found WHCC scoring well. The six measures cited have been resolved. WHCC has been consistently at or below the state average in survey issues since February 2010. Western Horizons Care Center is ready and able to welcome your loved one. Thanks to monies raised from the WHCC Capital Campaign, new flooring will be installed and ceiling tiles replaced to make their new home more pleasant. Other improvements will be made as well, once the goal of $200,000 is met. Thanks to the generosity of the community, grants and bequests, the campaign is well over half way to its goal. The newest event planned for the campaign is: “GETTING SARA MARRIED” performed by Dakota Stage Ltd., from Bismarck, on Saturday, June 9 at the Hettinger High School gym. Getting Sara Married is aptly dubbed “A Riotous Romp of a RomCom,” and tells the hilarious tale of an unmarried lawyer in her mid-thirties, much too busy to get involved in any romance. We’re family here and we take great pride in the mission: “To assist our neighbors in achieving and maintaining their highest level of independence in a caring and respectful environment.” in-one place Encyclopedia of Contemporary Housekeeping”. It includes eighteen ways to cut cleaning time and a chapter on smart buying for your home, which included appliances, windows, floor and wall coverings, etc. Another chapter includes information on making your clothes look good. Besides laundry, it includes sewing for non-sewers where it tells how to sew a button on properly, sewing badges, iron on patches and hemming. And then there is a chapter that could help you save money on service calls for appliances. It is called “Troubleshooting for the mechanically challenged”. It tells you what to look for first before you make that call. It also tells you how to avoid and handle emergencies. It is easy reading with illustrations. It is not intended to replace a service call, but it might help you avoid an unnecessary one. “Rodale’s Book of Hints, Tips and Everyday Wisdom” is much the same as the other books, but has more on health, keeping fit, auto advice and even has a chapter on pets and backyard livestock. Probably most of you would not say that cleaning is your favorite thing to do, however I do know some who could probably have written these books. At any rate, a glance through any of the above books will probably give you an idea that will make it easier and faster. Happy Cleaning!!!

The valediction is the speech delivered by the graduate with the highest scholastic standing. The speech usually expresses the ups and downs the students have gone through and provides a youthful insight of a hopeful future. It also has some color of gratitude, commitment and perseverance. I think the best Valedictorian speeches are those that contain the personal goals and inspirations of the Valedictorian themselves.

By Vi Leonard Is your spring cleaning done? Do you do spring cleaning anymore? I am afraid I don’t do much, but it is nice to clear away the winter clutter and open the windows and freshen things up. As I looked on the bookshelves at the Library, I realized that we do have several books with lots of hints and howto’s for making cleaning easier. “10,001 Hints and Tips for the Home” by DK Publishing is so full of good information. The index includes chapters on Organizing your Household, Decorating, cooking, and gardening among others. The whole book is full of colorful, short, brief, easy to read articles. As I paged through it, I was amazed at the wealth of information, some of it reminded me of things that I already know, and other that made me wonder why didn’t I think of that! “Heloise From A to Z” is divided into chapters alphabetically, so it is easy to find specific information. It is a 430 page book of hints. Should answer all your questions about housekeeping. “Family Circle – Hints, Tips and Smart Advice” is 14 chapters of easy to read, short hints. It has some chapters on things that the ones above don’t, such as “Super money savers”, “Kids!, Kids!, Kids!”, “Vacation and travel” and “Beauty secrets”. “Mary Ellen’s Clean House” by Mary Ellen Pinkham is “The all-

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Mom’s Day

Hat’s off to MOM Check out this arrangement and many more at The Flower Box Lemmon 374-5911

Greenhouse coming soon!!

Mother’s Day is May 13 scarves, jewelry, candles, designer fragrances. Special Mother’s Day cards by Hallmark and much, much more. We do gift certificates!

Please RSVP to any of our branch locations
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Monday • May 14, 2012 Lemmon Armory, Lemmon, SD Supper • 6:00 p.m. • Meeting to follow

Annual Meeting


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South Dakota Farm Bureau weighs in on farm bill
While lawmakers in Washington, D.C., are working on the next Farm Bill, the SD Farm Bureau is urging the state's congressional delegation to focus on fiscal responsibility and a strong safety net to protect the nation's food security. In a recent visit to Capitol Hill, as well as a letter sent this week, Farm Bureau outlined key considerations for the Farm Bill. "As a general farm organization, Farm Bureau is in a unique position of understanding the challenges in writing legislation that meets the needs of all farmers, all commodities, and all regions of the country. At the same time, we are acutely aware of the fiscal concerns facing our nation," said South Dakota Farm Bureau President, Scott VanderWal, Volga. According to VanderWal, Farm Bureau is urging Congress to adopt a "three-legged stool" approach for the farm bill's safety net, comprised of a deep loss component, accompanied by the continuation of a strong crop insurance program and the current marketing loan provisions. "We strongly support maintaining or improving the current array of crop insurance products available, to allow farmers to develop safety nets for their operations. Our members also support the marketing loan program and wish to extend that into new policy," said VanderWal. "A third aspect we support is to develop a deep loss approach that can provide catastrophic revenue loss protection at the county or crop reporting district level, rather than the farm level. This is important for helping producers deal with events beyond their control, while at the same time reducing administrative costs. VanderWal added, "Our overarching principle is to get the federal budget deficit under control. Farm Bureau policy calls for a fully balanced budget by 2019, and that means reducing all areas of the budget. We believe that agriculture needs to do its part; at the same time, we are urging Congress to treat the nation's food system proportionally and fairly.

TREE FACTS – Rust diseases and their control
nosporangium cause diseases of trees in the Rosaceous or apple family, commonly called juniper rust. Cedar-apple rust is the best known but there are at least nine other related rusts. Cedar –apple rust and other related rusts occur throughout the Dakotas. During the summer, fall and winter Cedar-apple rust and several other closely related rusts reside on host plants that serve as sources of nutrition for the fungi but are not harmed. In the spring the fungi go through their reproductive cycle and release spores that are dispersed by the wind infecting other plants that are harmed. Cedar-apple rust uses as its hosts Eastern Red Cedar (ERC) and Rocky Mountain Juniper (RMJ) and attacks the leaves and fruit of apple trees. Quince rust uses ERC, RMJ, Creeping Juniper (CJ), and Bush Juniper as its hosts and attacks fruits especially of hawthorns. Hawthorn rust uses ERC and RMJ as hosts and attacks the leaves of hawthorns, apples, mountain ash and pear trees. Juneberry rust uses ERC, RMJ and CJ as hosts and attacks fruit, stems and leaves of juneberry, quince, apple and mountain ash. Cedar-apple rust develops on both apple leaves and fruits as small, yellow-to-orange spots develop on the upper leaf surface shortly after bloom. Black dots soon appear in these spots. The infected spots are often thickened or blistered. In mid-summer, tiny orange-colored tubes form on the lower leaf surface opposite the spots on the upper surface. Heavy infection can result in severe defoliation. Spots on the fruits are similar except that the tubes are not always formed. Cedar-apple rust on red cedar forms red-brown galls over a period of nearly two years. In the spring the mature galls ("cedar apples") produce orange gelatinous tendrils ("horns") during moist weather. The spores formed on these tendrils infect apple leaves and fruits. The quince rust galls are elongate, perennial and may live for several years, producing new crops of spores each spring. Theoretically fungal diseases can be controlled by removing cedars within two miles of apple and crabapple trees. Practically the use of fungicides can be very effective. Application of myclobutanil (Nova or Rally) or fenarimol (Rubigan) periodically, starting when the flower buds show pink and at 7-10 day intervals to a maximum of three sprays, or until cool wet weather (spring or early summer) is past. This will protect the emerging leaves and developing fruits. If possible select the more cedar-apple rust resistant varieties such as Dakota, Haralson, Mandan, or Red Duchess. Sulfur, registered for scab control, may help to suppress rust development on apple trees grown by the homeowner. Native crabapples are susceptible to cedar-apple rust; Asiatic crabapple varieties are generally resistant. Dolgo, Centennial, and Manchurian crabapples are resistant to cedarapple rust. The reaction to other rusts is unknown. My sources for this news release were the USDA Forest Service and NDSU Extension Service. If you would like more information about Rust Diseases and Their Control call Bob Drown at the Conservation Office at 605-244-5222, Extension 4.

By Robert W. Drown, Natural Resource Specialist Rust fungi in the genus Gym-

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The Bison Courier • Thursday, May 3, 2012 • Page 5 Obituary
Alice Marjorie White
est of 10 children born to Mabel and Eldred LeRoy Lenerville. She was a school teacher from 1947 until early 1960’s. She then worked as a clerk in the ASCS Government office in Bison, South Dakota before moving to California. She enjoyed many different hobbies especially making ceramics, crocheting and collecting dolls. She was an avid reader and enjoyed attending DAR meetings and volunteering with the John Birch Society. She is preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Richard Lowell, and Norman; her sister Mabel and husbands John Lewton, Harry Murphy and Charles White. Marjorie is survived by her two sons: Maurice Lewton of Santa Maria, CA. and Dennis Lewton of Bison, SD; three sisters, Reta Lenerville of Santa Maria, CA. Juanita Lenerville of Lodgepole, S.D., Joyce Ruland of Paulden, AZ.; Two brothers, Gordon Lenerville of Chicago, IL; Eugene Lenerville of Lodgepole, S.D.; five grandchildren: Stella Collins of Denver, CO.; Douglas Lewton of Bison, S.D.; Sandra Coffey of Santa Maria, CA.; Robert Lewton of Bowman, N.D.; and Marc Lewton of Santa Maria, CA.; ten great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild. A special thank you to Oueja Rest Home for their kindness and caring and to her many friends for their friendship and support. A private family ceremony will be held in Marjorie’s honor. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Marjorie’s name to your favorite charity.

P a s t o r s Henry Mohagen c t i v e Perspe Pastor
Slim Buttes Lutheran Church Reva SD

Alice Marjorie White, 99, of Santa Maria, California died peacefully with her family by her side on Thursday, April 26, 2012. Marjorie was born on February 23, 1913 on the family homestead near Cash, South Dakota, the old-

Fred and Bev Schopp accompanied Ray Schopp to Bismarck Monday. Jerry and Carolyn Petik were

Meadow News ..................By Tiss Treib
Thursday visitors of Irene Young and they all attended the Jr. High/High School Music concert in Lemmon that evening.

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

Saturday evening, Jerry and Carolyn accompanied Jeri Lynn and Mirandi Bakken to Bison for the Prom Grand March. Art and Marilyn Christman and Gary Christman traveled to Rapid City Sunday and took Gary to the airport where he flew to California to visit his family there before returning to work. On their way home, Art and Marilyn visited with Norbert and Myrtle Ham at Piedmont. Bernie Rose had dinner at Smoky’s Sunday.

John chapter 14 is used as a comfort chapter for us when we face crisis and especially at the time of the separation of death. There is comfort and the reassurance of something to look forward to. You mothers who drop your children off at the day care are sometimes faced with the situation of your children not wanting you to leave them there. They might cry and complain trying to get you to stay or to take them with you. They don’t understand the need for you to go off to work or to do what you need to do and that it is really for the child’s good. It might be necessary so you can provide a better life for them. Jesus was trying to prepare his disciples for his departure. He was trying to tell them it will be good for them that he would leave them. Now that didn’t make much sense to them, just like it doesn’t make sense to your children that you need to leave them at the day care. Jesus also told his disciples something that you also tell your children when you leave and that is “I will be back”. Jesus reassured his disciples that he would return but in the meantime he was going to prepare a place for them. “I am going on ahead and preparing a place for you, trust me”. The disciples resisted this just like your children resist when you tell them I will be back and get you later. The disciples asked the question how we will know the way. Our grandson Peter was in a daycare as his Mom and Dad were teaching school. He disappeared from the day care one day. He showed up at the school and someone recognized him and his dad was called and he took him back to the daycare to the relief of everyone. This little preschooler had walked nearly all the way across town, about 10 blocks to the school, crossing a railroad track, the main street which also is a state highway, finding his way to the school. They wondered how he found the way. He knew the way across town by watching out the window of the car from his car seat. Jesus told his disciples that He was the way to the father, and not only that but the only way. Jesus told the disciples if you know me you know the way. The message is the same for us, if we know Jesus as savior we know the way to heaven.

Grand River Museum
Open for the Season on May 1 Bring your friends!
Hwy 12 • Lemmon 374-3911

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

18 mi. south of Prairie City - Worship Service - 10:00 a.m.

Christ Lutheran Church WELS •
Pastor Gerhardt Juergens

Sunday Bible Class - 8:00 a.m., Worship Service - 8:30 a.m. Tuesday Bible Class - 7:00 p.m. South Jct. of Highways 73 & 20 Sunday School - 10:00 a.m., Worship Service - 11:00 a.m.

Palace Theater

Coal Springs Community Church Pastors Nels & Angie Easterby

West River Vet Clinic
will be holding a Rabies & Vaccination Clinic Thursday, May 17 at the Bentley Building in Bison from 2:30 - 5:30 p.m.

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 - 11:00 a.m. Sabbath School - 10:30 a.m., Worship Service - 11:00 a.m.

First Presbyterian Church • Pastor Florence Hoff, CLP
Worship Service -10:30 a.m. • 9:30 Sunday School all ages welcome Reva • Sunday School 10:00 a.m., Worship Service - 11:00 a.m. WMF 2nd Wednesday at 1:00 p.m., Confirmation every Wednesday

Holland Center Christian Reformed Church Pastor Brad Burkhalter • Lodgepole
Worship Service - 8:00 a.m.

The Avengers
PG13 142 minutes May 4 - 6 & 11 - 13

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

surround sound Lemmon 374-5107 8:00 p.m. nightly

Watch for your vaccination reminder in your mailbox or call ahead for your vaccination history. We will NOT be bringing those records with us! 701-567-4333

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Kindergarten round-up 2012

Kindergarten Round-Up for Bison School was held on Thursday, April 26, 2012, for the students who will be attending Kindergarten in the fall of 2012-2013. Mrs. Darla Kahler, Kindergarten Teacher, along with her eight students, and Mrs. Tammy Prelle, Head-Start Teacher, along with the twelve students for next year's kindergarten class, visited the Bison School Library. Mrs Joyce Waddell, K-12 School Librarian explained how the students can check books out of the library to read or to have read to them. Mrs. Waddell also presented two books to the students: "Harold and the Purple Crayon" and "A Picture For Harold's Room" both by Crockett Johnson. Each child was then given a purple crayon to make a picture for their own room. The students spent most of the morning receiving orientation for kindergarten from Mrs. Darla Kahler, Bison School Kindergarten Teacher, with assistance from Bristol Palmer,Bison School Elementary secretary. The future kindergarten students also enjoyed music with Mr. Darren Jackson and physical education with Miss. Kalin Engle. Pictured above are the future kindergarten students during their visit to the School Library: Front Row-(from left to right): Callie Grage, Jacelyn Watson-Veal, Colt Kopren, Rylee Veal, and Colbin Seidel. Back Row(from left to right): Ashtyn Johnson, Grace Holzer, Jozi Schuchard, Jetta Hulm, Kaden Glover, Jada Peck, and Grace Juergens.

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4th & 5th grade students receive trees for Arbor Day
Herbs for Health If you are a regular viewer of the Dr. Oz Show you know that natural foods and remedies are a large part of his prescription for healthy living. Dr. Oz puts a great deal of emphasis on you making yourself better able to resist disease, staying healthy and younger feeling. Many of the vegetables and herbs he mentioned you can grow yourself rather than spending big bucks to buy them in the health food store. Garlic is one at the top of the list and it is easy to grow. Best results come when you plant the cloves in the fall, early October is best for this area because it is cold enough they won't sprout before hard frost. Garlic can be planted in the early spring as well; the bulbs will not be as large as those planted in the fall. Coriander is another herb he promotes and that is the seeds from the cilantro plant. Fresh green cilantro leaves are a zesty addition to salsas and salads. It is easily grown and you may want to plant it every couple weeks to keep a fresh supply because it bolts and goes to seed quickly. Harvest those seeds and you have coriander! Herbs and spices have strong antioxidant properties that are the reason so many "naturalists" recommend using them for various health purposes. Some of the more potent spices and herbs are: Oregano - which you can easily grow here from nursery plants. Parsley - Easily grown here as a nursery plant or from seed for a late crop. I like to put a parsley plant in my flower containers or beds, they add lots of green filler and clipping off leaves for kitchen use is handy if it is in the patio containers. Basil - another easy to grow herb from seed or nursery plants, I plant both seeds and plants. Hot peppers - all hot peppers have capsaicin, which is what makes them hot and healthful. Sweet bell

Garden Gate

peppers also contain small amounts of capsaicin but have other excellent health properties such as Vitamin C, carotenoid and health-supportive sulfur compounds. Most types of peppers are easy to grow here from started plants or nursery stock. Along with herbs, spices such as ginger, curry, vanilla and cinnamon are touted as healthful. Such spices are not commonly grown in this country. I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order. ~ John Burroughs Submitted by, Karen Englehart, Master Gardener, SDSU Cooperative Extension Service.

4th grade students: Braden Kopren, Marleigh Hulm, Hannah McKinstry, Taylor Fisher, Bob Drown; NRCS specialist, Victoria Graff, Kiley Schuchard, Carter Johnson.

Hettinger Theater

The Avengers
May 4 - 7 & 11 - 14 featuring digital surround sound

PG13 142minutes

Nightly • 7:30 p.m. Sunday Matinee 2:00 p.m. 3-D Glasses $2.00

5th grade students: back row; Bradey Labrier, Jace Prelle, Bob Drown; NRCS specialist, Tanner Cables, Jaren Beckman, Shane Collins. Front row: Bailee Storm, Jessica Stockert, Tallie Lundberg.

Scouting fields for pests should begin earlier this year due to warm winter
Predicting how the warm winter will affect populations of pests this year is not easy,says Ada Szczepaniec, South Dakota State University Assistant Professor and SDSU Extension Entomologist. "It depends largely on particular pest species and their biology," Szczepaniec said. "For example, insects that overwinter above ground are more likely to be affected by warmer winter weather than insects that overwinter below ground, where temperatures do not fluctuate as much." Szczepaniec adds that insects develop based on temperature, and will become active earlier if temperatures are significantly warmer during winter and spring months. However, if there is no source of food or large temperature swings occur after insects break dormancy, they will likely incur high rates of mortality and may not become any greater threat to the crops than any other year. "One thing is certain, however, scouting should start early this year, and we should monitor closely what pests are reported in the southern portions of the state as the migrating pests come in," Szczepaniec said. Specific insects Szczepaniec says growers should monitor their fields for include; alfalfa weevils, cutworms, blister beetles, wheat aphids and grasshoppers. "Cutworms, particularly in the northwestern part of the state, may become active soon, if they have not shown up in fields already. Jonathan Nixon, SDSU Extension Entomology Field Specialist with the Rapid City Regional Extension Center reported that grasshopper populations have been unusually high for this time of year in the western parts of South Dakota. Because larvae of blister beetles feed on grasshopper eggs this will mean greater numbers of blister beetles in alfalfa fields," she said. "In the coming weeks, scouting for wheat aphids should also intensify, as they are likely to start to infest fields in early to mid-May this year."

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Prom 2012 ----------------------

Sydney Arneson was escorted by Wil Kolb.

Kyra Holzer of Timber Lake was escorted by Ryan Serr.

Samantha Moody and Ryan Guericke.

Nathan Burkhalter is the oldest in a family of ten children. All those of school age are home-schooled by mom Jennifer. Nathan was born in Alexandria, VA where his dad was a youth pastor. Later they moved to Alabama and then to Pierre and, finally, to Prairie City, SD where Pastor Brad serves the Wesleyan congregation. The family has lived there for 11 years. Home-schooling has been a “great advantage” in getting a head start in his adult life, he said, because he’s been able to work at his own pace. He won’t turn 18 until June 1 but already Nathan is taking online college courses and has almost completed his first three years. He’ll finish up with an accounting degree, also on-line, from Thomas Edison State College in New Jersey. He has considered entering the seminary, following in his father’s footsteps, but his real passion would be to work in mission fields. He recently flew solo to Singapore where he joined a group, which also went to Indonesia and Malaysia, teaching life principles to native children. Prior to that, he had traveled with his dad on a Mission of Mercy trip to the Dominican Republic. Nathan’s currently studying Indonesian on-line; he can’t find a text book. He has participated in BHS athletics, both cross country and track. The Cross Country team was created by his dad, the coach, when Nathan was an 8th grader. Mostly, the runners have been Nathan and his siblings. Those 3.11 mile runs in the fall helped to keep Nathan in shape for long distance events in track each spring. He’s currently seeded #1 in the region in the 3200, which should earn him a berth at the state meet. He could qualify in the 1600, too. He also runs the 800 at every meet and sometimes one leg of a relay, which adds up to about 4 miles per meet. Even when he’s not competing, Nathan likes to run, when it’s for enjoyment and not so “intense.” He also enjoys memorizing scripture and plays the piano. His mom was his first instructor, now he studies under Gloria Veal. He worked with Loyd Veal, remodeling a house. At home, he helps out with “whatever needs to be done.”

2012 Senior Spotlight
Kianna Fisher and Drew Reder.

Juniors: Megan Serr, Ryan Serr, Lane Kopren, Wil Kolb, Daniel Chapman, Yancy Buer, Kassidy Sarsland. Seated: Anna Hatle, Shaley Lensegrav, Brittnee Aaker.

$250-$400: Average amount spent by girls on a dress

Maggie Archibald of Lemmon was escorted by Christian Wolff.

Stephanie Kolb was escorted by Joseph Earl.

Kayla Barnett of Lemmon was escorted by Logan Hendrickson.

Paige Jack of Lemmon was escorted by Joshua Beckman.

Nathan Andrew Burkhalter

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“Underwater Enchantment”
Destiny Wesner and Dillon Collins.

Freshmen: Wrangler Weishaar, Tucker Watson, John Hatle, Josh Beckman, Tyler Kari, Drew Reder, Ty Collins, Matthew Sandgren. Front row: Kimberly Peck, Kiana Brockel, Tessa Kopren, Madison Hulm.

Lindsey Hendrickson was escorted by Kale Lytle.

Brandi Baumgarten of Lemmon was escorted by Clayton Prelle.

Kassidy Sarsland and Tyler Swan.

Seniors; Carrie Schalesky, Tanner Besler, Roy Goddard, Shawn Klein, Christian Wolff, Kylee Sandgren. Seated; Jessica Johnson, Lindsey Hendrickson.

$80-$180: Average amount spent by boys on a tuxedo

Brooks Ranch

Madison Hulm was escorted by Leif Bakken of Lemmon.

Registered Angus Yearling Angus Bulls & Heifers For Sale Private Treaty
www.brooksranchangus.com Rob & Holly Brooks 5702 163rd Ave SW Rhame, ND 58651 701-279-5896 • cell 701-440-8952 e-mail: hrbrooks@ndsupernet.com

Kiana Brockel was escorted by Wrangler Weishaar.

Shaley Lensegrav and Tanner Besler.

For more information call Human Resources at 605-374-3871 or get application @ Five Counties, Box 479, Lemmon, SD 5763.8 fch1@sdplains.com

Five Counties Nursing Home is seeking a qualified person for FT/PT Nurse Aides/CNA FT Housekeeper Will train, complete benefits package for FT.

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“Underwater Enchantment”

Daniel Chapman escorted Taylor Trohkimoinen of Newell.

Sophmores: back row; Conner Palmer, Samantha Moody, Stephanie Kolb, Brianna Sexton, Lenae McKinstry, Beth Seidel, Sydney Arneson, Charlotte Johnson, Christopher Morris. Front row; Ty Plaggemeyer, Seth Buer, Clayton Prelle, Logan Hendrickson, Dodge Weishaar, Joseph Kvale, Michael Kopren.

Look for more Prom pictures in next weeks paper.
Wasn’t that a wonderful rain?! We received almost an inch and a half of much needed moisture. Most of it was rain, but we got a little snow too. Kathy Fabris gave me a bunch of Candy onion plants and I got them in the ground right before it started to rain on Friday. I also planted sweet corn, lima beans, black-eyed peas, and some more cucumbers. I was going to get my herb garden planted too, but it started to rain before I got that done, not that I minded! I’ll probably get the herbs and flowers planted next week before I set out the tomato and pepper plants. We sold cows in Faith Monday attended Gene Jenson’s family service in Ralph that evening. Reub’s cousin Linda (Stolt) Stuchal came home from Nebraska for Gene’s funeral and she is going to stay with Louise for a while. Linda was raised in Ralph right where Gene and Louise live and Gene’s death was like losing her brother. A huge crowd gathered at the Lutheran church in Ralph for Gene’s funeral Tuesday. A lot of them had to sit outside when the church filled up and they got pretty warm when the mercury soared to 94 degrees. Gene and Louise’s granddaughter Lacy Jenson made it home from Kuwait for her grandpa’s funeral. Taz came home from college at Chadron to be with his friend Jace Jenson. Thad caught a ride up from the Hills with Troy Hight and a multitude of friends and family gathered to pay their last respects to Gene. Wednesday many of the same folks gathered in Buffalo for the funeral of Lacy’s mother, Gina Swartz, who passed away just a few days after Gene died. Losing both their grandfather and their mother has been a really tough on Lacy, her brother Cody, and younger sister Billie. We were hoping that Lacy would be able to stay in the states since her unit in Kuwait is going

Grand River Roundup...........................By Betty Olson
to be coming back to the country next week, but no such luck. She had to fly back to Kuwait for five days and then the 189th will be sent to Fort Hood, Texas for a week before they come back to South Dakota. Doesn’t make much sense to me, but the government always knows best! Shad Tenold is also stationed in Kuwait with the 189th and he got to meet Gov. Daugaard when our South Dakota governor visited the military bases over there last week. Sunday Gene Tenold brought the letter that Gov. Daugaard sent Gene and Janice after he met Shad, thanking his parents for the sacrifices their family has made while Shad is serving over there. Gene thought that was a really nice thing for the governor to do, and so do I! We’ll A.I. the heifers soon and I had to drive to Hettinger in that gale force wind Thursday to pick up some stuff from the West River Vet clinic. The wind was so strong that it blew the roof off the Sand Creek Printing building in Belle Fourche! I had a tail wind going in to the Spring Concert in Buffalo that night at the new school. Laura Johnson and the kids put on a great concert and, thankfully, the wind had gone down a little before I had to drive home in it. Usually the only thing the weatherman gets right 100% of the time is when he says the wind is going to blow, but we were really tickled that after predicting rain and snow for several days they got that right too! And that reminded of this: A long time ago in Communist Russia there was a famous weather man named Rudolf. He's always had a 100% accuracy rate for his forecasts of the Russian weather conditions. His people loved him and respected him for his faultless foresight. He was particularly good at

Jessica Johnson and Bradley Fried.

Kylee Sandgren was escorted by Ryan Fulker of Hettinger.

Charlotte Johnson was escorted by Will Orwick.

$50 to $175: Average amount girls spend on their hairstyle

The dress code for prom read “your Sunday best”

Livestock disaster protection act supported by South Dakota Stockgrowers
The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association strongly support the Livestock Disaster Protection Act introduced by Rep. Kristi Noem on Thursday. The bill would extend the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP), the Livestock Forage Program (LFP), and the Emergency Livestock Assistance Program (ELAP) which were authorized in the 2008 Farm Bill for another five years as well as provide coverage for the current fiscal year since the programs expired in 2011. "We commend Rep Noem for her leadership to ensure these important programs for our livestock producers," said Shane Kolb, President of the Stockgrowers Association. "We appreciate her support of our cattle and sheep industry with this legislation." "Natural disasters, whether floods, drought or winter storms, have a major impact on the economy of our state and on the livelihoods of our family livestock producers. The Livestock Disaster Protection Act will provide a reliable safety net for livestock producers who face catastrophic disasters. Thank you to Rep Noem for pursuing this legislation."

predicting rain. One night, despite clear skies, he made the prediction on the 6:00pm news broadcast that a violent storm was approaching. It would flood the town in which he and his wife lived. He warned the people to take proper precautions and prepare for the worst. After he arrived home later that evening, his wife met him at the door and started arguing with him that his weather prediction was the most ridiculous thing she had ever heard. This time, she said, he had made a terrible mistake. There wasn't a cloud anywhere within 10 miles of the village. As a matter of fact, that day had been the most beautiful day that the town had ever had and it was quite obvious to everyone that it simply wasn't going to rain. He told her she was to be quiet and listen to him. If he said it was going to rain, IT WAS GOING TO RAIN. He had his Russian heritage behind him and he knew what he was talking about. She argued that, although he came from a proud heritage, IT STILL WASN'T GOING TO RAIN. They argued back and forth for hours, so much that they went to bed mad at each other. During the night, sure enough, one of the worst rainstorms hit the village, the likes of which they had never seen. That morning when Rudolf and his wife arose, they looked out the window and saw all the water that had fallen that night. "See," said Rudolf, "I told you it was going to rain." His wife admitted, "Once again your prediction came true. But I want to know, just how were you so accurate, Rudolf?" To which he replied, "You see, Rudolf the Red knows rain dear!"

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“Extreme makeover: FCCLA edition”

Members attending the state meeting: Kiana Brockel, Kimberly Peck, Charlotte Johnson, Megan Serr, Kylee Sandgren, Beth Seidel, Lenae McKinstry, Kayley Johnson, Anna Hatle, Kassidy Sarsland, Sydney Arneson, Shelly Peck. Approximately 1,600 Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members from across South Dakota attended the 2012 South Dakota FCCLA Leadership Meeting April 22-24 at the Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. At the meeting, members have the opportunity to show their leadership skills through educational workshops, STAR Events, and general sessions. The opening general session featured speaker was Jamie Utt. In his keynote address “Are You the 100th Monkey?” he challenged members to be persistent in making a difference and to be the one that ultimately brings about positive change. Members competed in twentythree different STAR Events. STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) Events are competitive events in which members are recognized for proficiency and achievement in chapter and individual projects throughout their schools, communities, and families. Through these STAR Events members are able to learn leadership skills and prepare for careers. Top winners in each event advanced to the national competition in July in Orlando, Florida. Thirteen members of the Bison chapter participated in the South Dakota FCCLA Leadership Meeting. Receiving Top Superior ratings were Kylee Sandgren and Carrie Schalesky in Focus on Children; Sydney Arneson and Kimberly Peck in Illustrated Talk and Beth Seidel in Career Investigation. Kassidy Sarsland received a Gold rating in Illustrated Talk and Megan Serr, Shelly Peck and Anna Hatle in Chapter Showcase; Lenae McKinstry and Kiana Brockel in Illustrated Talk and Charlotte Johnson and Kayley Johnson in Interpersonal Communication each received a Silver rating in their respective events. Their adviser, Joyce Matthews, along with Paul and Aletha Adcock, also attended this annual spring leadership meeting. In cooperation with Sanford Hospital and Children’s Miracle Network, FCCLA chapters were challenged to sell links of love (paper strips which were then joined to form a chain) to help support the unexpected medical costs faced by families. Through this cooperation, a chain was formed from all chapters that participated in this project that circled the conference hall twice and raised nearly $21,000 for Children’s Miracle Network. Families who have been helped through Children’s Miracle Network shared their stories at the second general session on Monday night. As the final session ended on Tuesday morning with award recognition and installation of state officers, it was evident that the purpose of the organization remains. FCCLA, founded in 1945,

is a dynamic leadership organization promoting personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences Education. Focusing on the multiple roles of family member, wage earner and community leader, members develop skills for life through: character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation.

Members who received a Top Superior rating: Carrie Schalesky,Kylee Sandgren, Kimberly Peck, Sydney Arneson, Beth Seidel.

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Dry conditions may have negative impact on nitrogen applications
Surface application of nitrogen fertilizer in late fall and early spring is a typical practice in South Dakota, however, the dry conditions this season may be putting that nitrogen in jeopardy, says SDSU Extension Soils Specialist, Ron Gelderman, during a recent iGrow Radio Network interview. "With the weather being so very dry, warm and windy, and if we didn't get that third to a half an inch of precipitation on that urea to move it into the soil and protect it, fields could have experienced some significant loss," Gelderman said. Typically, moisture moves the nitrogen down into the soil profile where it is protected from loss, but the lack of moisture may have allowed some of the nitrogen to volatize. Gelderman says a soil test can determine whether the nitrogen is still there, however, he recommends waiting to soil test, and to have the lab analyze the sample for both nitrate and ammonium. "We can't assume that it's all going to be lost. We think there could be significant amounts remaining. Problem is that some of it may still be in the urea form, and not too many labs can test for urea. So, what we're suggesting is to soil sample later but still in time that we can fertilize these plants and still do some good," he said. Gelderman says winter wheat, which is at, or close to jointing, will need a nitrogen application soon if significant loss of the applied urea occurred. Producers have more time before they need to test spring- planted grains and row crops. Gelderman says growers may want to use a urease inhibitor with future surface urea applications to increase the odds of getting some moisture.

Notice is hereby given pursuant to SDCL 6-13-4, that the following properties, acquired by Perkins County through tax deed proceedings, have been declared surplus property by Perkins County and will be offered for sale to the highest bidder by sealed bid for cash at 10:30 p.m. MT on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at the Dakota Lodge in Lemmon, SD: Legal, Description, Appraised Value Conditions Lemmon’s 3rd Addition, Block 2 Lot 4, City of Lemmon; $7,500; Shingles & Paint, Bring up to city code within 90 days.


successful bidder. Any announcements made at the bid opening will take precedence. Dated this 19TH day of April, 2012 SYLVIA CHAPMAN Perkins County Finance Officer IN CIRCUIT COURT FOURTH CIRCUIT COURT COUNTY OF PERKINS Estate of THOMAS SIMS, Case No. PRO 12-12 Deceased



[Published April 26, 2012 & May 3, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $42.90.]

Lemmon Original, Block 13 Lot 16, City of Lemmon; $5,500; Roof repaired, Cleaned & mold removed, Bring up to city code Within 90 days Lemmon Original, Block 7 S 1/2 Lot 2 & all of Lot 3, City of Lemmon; $3000; Bring to city code within 90 days Sealed bids should be mailed or delivered to: Perkins County Finance Office Sylvia Chapman, Finance Officer P.O. Box 126 Bison, SD 57620

Specialist says breed heifers two to four weeks before cows
Even though calving season is not yet done for most producers, it's not too soon to begin planning for breeding of open heifers, says George Perry, South Dakota State University associate professor and SDSU Extension Beef Reproduction Specialist during a recent iGrow Radio Network interview. Perry says it's a good idea to breed heifers to calve two to four weeks ahead of the main cow herd, to give the heifers' time to recover before cycling back for the second breeding season. "We really need to think about getting heifers bred, before we finish calving or think about breeding our cows," Perry said. He says there are several estrus synchronization programs to help get the heifers bred in a timely manner. He lists the three main estrus synchronization programs recommended for beef heifers including; simple estrus detection, estrus detection with timed AI and fixed-timed AI protocols. Perry says producers can locate an Online estrus planner by visiting http://igrow.org/livestock/beef/ and clicking on 'Links' under the Resource Library. Perry encourages livestock growers to choose a protocol that fits their time, facilities and experience. "By using any of these protocols you can better manage your time in that you know you want to detect estrus for this three to five day period or you're going to go out and do a fixed-time AI on them," Perry said. "Synchronization really becomes a management tool that benefits you in managing your labor also."

Bids must be received prior to the bid opening at 10:30 a.m. MDT. Bidders will be allowed to orally raise their bids at the opening and the County Reserves the right to reject any and all bids. TERMS OF SALE: Cash at the time of acceptance of bid. Perkins County will transfer all rights, title and interests that Perkins County has acquired via Quit Claim Deed to

Voter registration for the Primary Election to be held on June 5, 2012, will close on May 21, 2012. Failure to register by this date will cause forfeiture of voting rights for this election. If you are in doubt about whether you are registered, check the Voter Information Portal at www.sdsos.gov or call the Perkins County Finance Office at 605-244-5624. Registration may be completed during regular business hours at the county finance office, secretary of state’s office and those locations which provide driver’s licenses, food stamps, TANF, WIC, military recruitment, and assistance to the disabled as provided by the Department of Human Services. You may contact the county finance officer to request a mail-in registration form or access a mail-in form at Voters with diswww.sdsos.gov . abilities may contact the county finance office for information and special assistance in voter registration, absentee voting, or polling place accessibility. Sylvia Chapman, Finance Officer Perkins County


Notice is given that on April 9, 2012, Blaise Sims was appointed as Personal Representative of the estate of Thomas Sims. Creditors of decedent must file their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this notice or their claims may be barred. Claims may be filed with the Personal Representative or may be filed with the Clerk, and a copy of the claim mailed to the Personal Representative. /s/ Blaise Sims Blaise Sims 447 North 1st East St. Green River, WY 82935


Trish Peck Perkins County Clerk of Court P. O. Box 426 Bison, South Dakota 57620 (605) 244-5626

Aaron W. Roseland Crane Roseland Hardy, PC P.O. Box 390 Hettinger, North Dakota 58639 (701) 567-2418

[Published April 26, 2012, May 3 & May 10, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $46.93.]

[Published May 3 and May 10, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $24.69.]

Children grow faster in spring.

ALL parts, oil, tillers, ect. call ahead for details. Premier Equipment, LLC
Isabel, SD 605-466-2119

10 - 15% Discounts on throughout May

Kathy and Megan Baumeister were Monday evening guests of Shirley Harris. Tiss Treib and Barb Verhulst went out to lunch together Monday in Hettinger. Tiss Treib met Al in White Butte Tuesday afternoon and they made a trip to Lemmon together. Roni Klein spent Wednesday with Tiss Treib, they went walking, visited and took lots of pictures and had dinner together. Roni helped with horse chores at the Johnson Stables before returning home. Al and Tiss Treib were among those who attended the benefit for Mary Lee Hathaway in Bison Friday evening. Al and Tiss Treib traveled to Bowman Saturday to attend the community auction. Thelma and Georgia Sandgren; Mike and Linda Johnson, Lance and Annie Johnson, Sam Johnson and friend Kevin; Gary, Jodi and Lexi Johnson were Saturday supper guests of John and Shirley Johnson to help Shirley celebrate her 80th birthday. Jim Miller visited with his

Rosebud News ......................By Tiss Treib
mother, Violet Miller in Hettinger Tuesday. Jim and Patsy Miller, Matt Miller and Christi Miller attended the NWFS supper in Lemmon Tuesday evening. Jim and Patsy Miller were in Hettinger Friday and visited with Violet Miller at the nursing home. They also attended Shrine Supper. Nolan and Linda Seim and family traveled to Hettinger Sunday, they then traveled to Lemmon and visited with Larry, Sarah, Spencer and McKenna Dreiske. Tuesday evening Albert Keller returned home from work. Friday Bridget Keller and Lil Albert made a trip to Bismarck for Lil Albert's 16-month appointment. Friday evening, Albert and Bridget Keller and Lil Albert traveled to Bison for Mary Lee Hathaway’s benefit. Saturday Albert and Bridget Keller and Lil Albert traveled to Timber Lake to celebrate Perry Keller’s birthday and visit Aunts and Uncles that came home for the weekend. They returned back home Sunday evening.

Al Treib visited with Thelma Sandgren Tuesday morning. Steve Sandgren was a lunch guest. Jim and Patsy Miller were Wednesday lunch guests of Thelma Sandgren to help clear out her refrigerator. Al Treib called on Thelma Sandgren Thursday. Friday is Thelma’s day in Hettinger. She visited with Dean Anderson and played cards at the senior center before driving all the way home in rain! Saturday late afternoon, Georgia and Thelma Sandgren drove up to wish Shirley Johnson a Happy 80th Birthday. They then traveled to Bison to see the Grand March for their family in the Bison Prom. It was beautiful. Sunday morning, Georgia Sandgren went back to her home in Sturgis. Sunday afternoon, Thelma down to Herb Fried’s for his birthday party. It was great. Thelma Sandgren attended the Hymn sing at the Reva Church. They had a large crowd, good singing and lunch.

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ALL Crop Protection Products purchased between 4/29 and 5/12 will be eligible for a 2% rebate **
Spraying: $5.50 an acre

** •This program is on all CPP products except glyphosate products. •All transactions must be CASH at the time of sale. •If you have application work done and would like the CPP products included in the rebate they must be paid prior to 5/12/2012. All spray tickets during this time frame should be held until payment is made or until 5/13/2012 to avoid confusion. •Any chemical prepaid over the winter is not subject to the 2% rebate. •The rebate will be a credit to the patrons AAC account on 6/15/2012. The can use for future purchases or ask the main office for a check.

Helping YOU put more YIELD in YOUR field!
Regent, ND (701) 563-4311 Brian: 209-0164 Myron: 563-7650 Hettinger, ND (701) 567-4131 Shane: 567-3775 Jon: 567-3160

“Bringing the co-op to the farm”

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Baccalaureate is the degree of Bachelor conferred upon graduates. Its ceremony recognizes the achievements of those who truly studied. (Or–who got by by the skin of their sheepskin!) Tossing of the graduation hat (mortar board) is a tradition signaling the end of the ceremonies. The flight of the hat symbolizes the flight of the graduates to whatever that awaits them. Love the action pics of the mortar board toss!

Tuesday, May 8 Soft shell taco w/ cheese salad bar fruit & milk Wednesday, May9 Hot dog w/ bun baked beans salad bar fruit & milk Thursday, May 10 Chicken alfredo w/ noodles salad bar fruit & milk

Monday, May 7 Macaroni & cheese salad bar fruit & milk

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For Rent For rent: Homestead Heights located in Bison, S.D., has a one and two bedroom apartment available. Homestead Heights is a low-income elderly and disabled Section 8 HUD (Housing and Urban Development) housing facility. We are smoke free. Energy Assistance is available for those who qualify. Utilities are included in the rent. Homestead Heights is an equal housing opportunity. For more information, please call (605) 244-5473. B14-tfn Services Cleaning Services, various hours available. References upon request. Please call Karin @ 244-7799 or 406581-1108. B30-tfn

Will do private home healthcare, for details call Dawn Harris at 605374-3673 or Cell 605-484-2610. B46-1tc For all your Watkins needs call Dawn Harris at home 605-374-3673 or Cell 605-484-2610. B46-1tc

14 positions - Temporary/seasonal work planting, cultivating, and harvesting vegetables on a farm, from 5/21/2012 to 11/1/2012 at Brenckle Farms, Inc., Hartville, OH. Three months of previous experience required in the job described. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs. Employer-paid posthire upon suspicion and post-accident drug testing required. $11.10/hr or current applicable AEWR. Workers are guaranteed 3/4 of work hours of total period. Work tools, supplies, equipment supplied by employer without charge to worker. Housing with kitchen facilities provided at no cost to only those workers who are not reasonably able to return same day to their place of residence at time of recruitment. Transportation and subsistence expenses to work site will be paid to nonresident workers not later than upon completion of 50% of the job contract. Interviews required. Apply for this job at nearest State Workforce Agency in state in which this ad appears, or SDWorks 415 14th Ave. East, Mobridge, SD 576011306. Provide copy of this ad. Job Order #OH541155. B46-1tc The Bison Courier has a part time opening for more information call 244-7199. B44-tfn

Clinic has a great selection of men's and women's sunglasses that are running now 40% off retail! Hurry in while the supply lasts! Mon-Thurs 9-4. B45-2tc Thank You As luck would have it, my 50th Birthday is the day that my wonderful group of Red Hatters first came together. We have learned together, grown together, and had a great ol’ time together. When one of us came across a good idea for a way to help someone out a little - be it hams or a fundraiser or an anonymous donation - we all figured out a way to make it happen together. Now that I was the recipient of help from this fundraiser, I have had to take pause to think of what this means in my life. This only makes me stronger as I think of how my journey in this sickness and recovery has been so full of caring and suppotive company in family and friends at home, work, everywhere. Thank you all for cards, meals, visits, flowers, gifts. It is truly overwhelming! In the midst of some difficult days, this experience has deepened my sense of gratitude and connection in many ways. The thoughts. prayers, and efforts of you all has made all the difference in the world. Although I could not be there in person, I felt lucky to be a part of that day, and to have family, friends, and a whole community of people who came together for my sake. I don’t know what lies ahead in this process, but this event and all your prayers help me keep faith and move forward with a sense that things are going to be okay. Thank you!! God Bless you all! Mary Lee Hathaway

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CENEX AT BOWMAN, ND, is seeking a qualified General Manager. A energy / agronomy cooperative with sales of $25 million. Successful agricultural business management experience desired. Send or fax (866-653-5527) resume ASAP to: Larry Fuller, 5213 Shoal Drive, Bismarck ND 58503, Email larry.fuller@chsinc.com. ROSHOLT, A PROGESSIVE, SAFE community in NE SD is seeking an EMT or Nurse to serve as manager of its Ambulance Service. Rosholt has an excellent school system, economical housing, a dedicated community and more (www.rosholtsd.com). Forward resume by May 15th to CSI, 208 Prairie Ave, Rosholt SD 57260. EOE.

Contact Mr. Jim Frederick at 605-6987613, ext. 147. Open until filled.

WANTED: SERVICE TECHNICIANS at a stable dealership with three locations in South Dakota and four locations in Nebraska. Excellent benefit package. A/C service departments. Wages DOE. For locations and phone numbers check our website: www.grossenburg.com. GREAT PAYING JOBS! Statewide construction jobs, $12.00 - $15.00 OR MORE hourly + benefits. Summer or permanent. No experience necessary. Hit Pay Dirt! Apply Online www.sdwork.org. ENTERTAINMENT/SPORTING EVENTS ANTE UP PRODUCTIONS Saddle Roping, May 13 in Wall, SD. Guaranteed cash and prizes. Details at www.anteupproduction.com or call (605) 515-3066. Like us on Facebook.

GREAT PAYING JOBS! Statewide construction jobs, $12.00 - $15.00 OR MORE hourly + benefits. Summer or permanent. No experience necessary. Hit Pay Dirt! Apply Online www.sdwork.org.

FULL TIME LUMBERYARD estimator and salesperson with benefits. Send resume to Dan, Johnson Lumber, 22 W. 5th Ave., Webster, SD 57274 or call 605-345-6000.

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY /ARTS and MATH INSTRUCTOR: Plankinton School is accepting applications for a 7-12 Industrial Technology/Arts Instructor and a 7-12 Math Instructor with/without coaching. Send applications to: James Jones, Superintendent, Plankinton School District 01-1, P.O. Box 190, Plankinton, SD 57368. (605) 942-7743. james.jones@k12.sd.us. POLICE CHIEF: MOBRIDGE, SD. Ten years experience or post-secondary education in law enforcement preferred. Minimum 5 years supervisory. Salary DOE. Call 605-845-3555 or email steveg@westriv.com.

FINANCIAL TURNING 65? It’s possible to increase your lifetime Social Security income by over $100,000! Free call tells you how to get the information. 1-888-959-8303.

FOR SALE STEAKHOUSE/LOUNGE with on/off sale in Delmont, SD. About 35 minutes south of Mitchell. Well-maintained 140x50-ft. building with new kitchen equipment, inventory in place, turnkey operation. Priced to sell. 605-7793431 or 680-9928.

SEEKING BUSINESS MANAGER for the Mobridge-Pollock School District #62-6. Resume and Application to be sent to Tim Frederick at the MobridgePollock School District #62-6 at 1107 1st Avenue East in Mobridge SD 57601. Certified application is available online at mobridgepollock.k12.sd.us under employment opportunities. For more information contact Tim at 605-845-9204. Open until filled. EOE. GREAT PAYING JOBS! Statewide construction jobs, $12.00 - $15.00 OR MORE hourly + benefits. Summer or permanent. No experience necessary. Hit Pay Dirt! Apply Online www.sdwork.org.

HEALTH/BEAUTY PELVIC/TRANSVAGINAL MESH? Did you undergo transvaginal placement of mesh for pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence between 2005 and present time? If the patch required removal due to complications, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Johnson Law and speak with female staff members 1-800-535-5727. LOG HOMES DAKOTA LOG HOME Builders representing Golden Eagle Log Homes, building in eastern, central, northwestern South & North Dakota. Scott Connell, 605-530-2672, Craig Connell, 6052 6 4 5 6 5 0 , www.goldeneagleloghomes.com. NOTICES ADVERTISE IN NEWSPAPERS statewide for only $150.00. Put the South Dakota Statewide Classifieds Network to work for you today! (25 words for $150. Each additional word $5.) Call this newspaper or 800-658-3697 for details.

AUCTIONS BLACK HILLS TIMBERED 6.47 acre building site sells at Absolute Auction near Hermosa/Custer State Park May 21. Attractive contract financing offered. See onwww.bradeenauction .com. EDUCATION MEDICAL BILLING TRAINEES needed! Train to become a Medical Office Assistant! No experience needed! Local job training. Placement available. HS diploma or GED and PC needed! 1-888-926-7884. EMPLOYMENT

Employment Center-Based Teacher/Home Visitor: TREC/Badlands Head Start Prenatal to Five is seeking a high energy, self-motivated and professional individual to work as a Teacher/Home Visitor in Bison, South Dakota. This individual will

CUSTER REGIONAL SENIOR CARE is searching for dedicated, caring nurses to join our team. We have full and part time LPN and RN positions available. We offer excellent benefits and competitive wages. For more information please contact TerryAnn Scott at (605) 673-2237 ext. 29 or log onto www.regionalhealth.com to apply. EEOC/AA. SISSETON SCHOOL DISTRICT: FACS (Family Consumer Science) opening for the 2012-13 school year.

RECREATION/VACATION HART RANCH MEMBERSHIP. Very good buy. Call (605) 342-2586 or (605) 431-7827.

WANTED Wanted: People who need some great new sunglasses: Lemmon Eye

STEEL BUILDINGS STEEL BUILDINGS - FACTORY DIRECT: 40x80, 50x100, 62x120, 70x150, 80x200, Must liquidate Spring deliveries. Limited supply. Call Trever 1-888782-7040.

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You can tell the temperature outside by listening to a cricket! Count the number of chirps in 15 seconds, then add 37. The sum will be the approximation of temperature in degrees Fahrenheit. The male cricket does most of the singing by rubbing his wings together, usually to attract a female, but often to sound an alert when danger is near. Spring fever is not just a myth – the body may experience physiological changes due to changes in diet, hormone production and temperature.

Some of the plants that have strong associations with spring include dandelions, daffodils, lilies, primroses, hyacinths, tulips, azaleas, iris and lilacs.

May 10th, 11th, 12th from 9 to 6 Flowers - Vegetable - Perennials

Master Gardeners
Bedding Plant Sale!
Sale will be held at the

Bentley Building

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