Volume 30 Number 1 June 21, 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

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and making wishes, followed by the making of very large 3-D stars for their very own "wishes." Next week's theme is "Dreams" and will include stories and crafts for both ages. All children and their parents/day care people are encouraged to attend this wonderful Summer Reading Program at the Bison Public Library. Please note our new WEDNESDAY HOURS: 9:00 AM TO 2:00 PM. If any high school or young people would like to participate in a book discussion or in the summer reading program please contact Stacy or Jan at the library: 244-7252.

Bison Public Library holds summer reading program
Bison Public Library held its first summer reading program in their new facility. This year's theme comes from a program associated with the State Library called "DREAM BIG...READ @ YOUR LIBRARY!!" and includes ages pre-school through high school. On Wednesday, June 13 eight preschool children attended from 10:00 to 11:30 am with the theme of "Wishes". The program included reading books about making wishes and making star wish wands from colored paper, glitter, ribbons, and a handle. On Thursday, June 14, 12 elementary children read stories about a genie

Perkins County 4-H rodeo held at the John Penor Arena

Ty Plaggemeyer and Reed Arneson competed in the Team Roping at the Perkins Co. 4-H Rodeo See results on page 9.

Kamden Holmes, Cooper Mackaben, Cheyenne Hendrickson, Sierra Hendrickson, Callie Grage, Kyle Stadler, Whitney Thompson, Abbey Thompson.

Deadline for the July 3rd issue of the Bison Courier: Thursday, June 28th at NOON

Highlights & Happenings
Now taking pre-orders, through August 1, for Harding County History Book, $60 - 2 volume set,, $70 if mailed. Mail check with your name and address to: Alice Holcomb 13699 Harding Rd, Buffalo, SD 57720 Kam Arneson Memorial Ranch Rodeo, Saturday, June 30th. To enter call Brad Mackaben 605484-7286.

For the week of July 4th, we will be printing one day early for all of our newspapers. Please check with your local newspaper for its advertising/copy deadline. Newspapers will be mailed on Tuesday, July 3rd.
Katie Kvale, Roni Voller, Logan Butsavage, Garrett Holzer, Grace Holzer, Braden Kopren, Taylor Thompson, Abby Thompson, Corbin Mackaben, Morgan and Hannah McKinstry, Allison Kahler.

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Arrow Transit provides transportation for appointments, shopping & more. Rapid City trips are - 1st Tuesday and 3rd Wednesday for $30.00. Bismarck trips are 2nd Wednesday and 4th Thursday for $25.00. Call for information 3743189. Golf Scramble Thursday at 5 p.m. at the Bison Country Club.

Page 2 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, June 21, 2012 Deibert/Smaltz family reunion
The Deibert/Smaltz families are gathering at Spearfish Park on July 7th from 10 - 6. Everyone is welcome to attend and renew old friendships. For information call 256-679-6769.

Farm Service Agency county committee nomination period began June 15
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the nomination period for local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees begins on Friday, June 15. "I urge all farmers and ranchers to participate in this year's county committee elections by nominating candidates by the August 1 deadline," said Vilsack. "County committees are a vital link between the farm community and the U.S. Department of Agriculture and provide a voice to landowners, farmers and ranchers so that they have an opportunity for their opinions and ideas to be heard.” To be eligible to serve on an FSA county committee, a person must participate or cooperate in a program administered by FSA, be eligible to vote in a county committee election and reside in the local administrative area in which the person is a candidate. Farmers and ranchers may nominate themselves or others, and organizations representing minorities and women also may nominate candidates. To become a candidate, an eligible individual must sign the nomination form, FSA-669A. The form and other information about FSA county committee elections are available online at http://www.fsa.usda.gov /elections. Nomination forms for the 2012 election must be postmarked or received in the local USDA Service Center by close of business on Aug. 1, 2012. Elections will take place this fall. While FSA county committees do not approve or deny farm operating loans, they make decisions on disaster and conservation programs, emergency programs, commodity price support loan programs and other agricultural issues. Members serve three-year terms. Nationwide, there are about 7,700 farmers and ranchers serving on FSA county committees. Committees consist of three to 11 members that are elected by eligible producers. FSA will mail ballots to eligible voters beginning Nov. 5. The voted ballots are due back to the local county office either via mail or in person by Dec. 3. Newly elected committee members and alternates take office on Jan. 1, 2013.

Seeds cultivate more than the garden
Seeds can add a nutty, salty flavor to snacks and meals, but they also have health benefits. Seeds offer anti-inflammatory properties, promote heart and bone health, and supply essential minerals. TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), the nonprofit weight-loss support organization, explains how various seeds can boost a meal’s nutrition. Pumpkin Pumpkin seeds are rich with protein minerals, including magnesium, manganese, iron, copper, and zinc. They are thought to promote prostate health, strengthen bones, and reduce inflammation. Sprinkle pumpkin seeds over a salad, add them to trail mix, toss the seeds with pasta, or blend them into a muffin mix. Chia Chia seeds are high in omega-3 fatty acids, which can have a positive impact on cholesterol. Add them to yogurt, cereal, or oatmeal to get a boost of fiber, calcium, and protein. Dr. Andrew Weil, integrated medicine expert and author, recommends soaking two tablespoons of chia seeds in water for 15 to 30 minutes, then stirring the mixture into your water or sports drink for added stamina during a workout. Sunflower Sunflower seeds are a good source of vitamin E, which serves as an antioxidant and contains anti-inflammatory properties. They also offer copper and selenium, protecting your muscles. Add sunflower seeds to a fresh salad, mix into chicken salad, sprinkle over meat, or grind them up for a spread. Sesame Sesame seeds are a rich source of copper, which may provide arthritis relief. They also contain calcium and magnesium, which may lower blood pressure, protect against osteoporosis, and more. Mix them with steamed vegetables, sautéed fish or chicken, or add sesame seeds to homemade bread. Flaxseed Flaxseed contains alpha linolenic acid (ALA), an omega-3 fat, which may positively impact cholesterol, promote bone health, protect against heart disease, and reduce inflammation. Look for milled flaxseed, ground flaxseed, or flax meal, which is easier to digest, helping your body absorb more of the nutrients. Include it in muffin or pancake mixes, or blend flaxseed into a fruit smoothie. Sacha Inchi Inchi nuts (“Inca Sacha Peanuts”) contain omega-3 fatty acids and tryptophan, an amino acid, which can help the body control appetite and sleep. They are also a great source of protein. Use Sacha Inchi nuts in a trail mix or purchase roasted nuts at a health food store. Roasting tip: When purchasing any of these seeds, buy them raw. Roast seeds at 375 degrees, because higher temperatures may diminish the beneficial nutrients that seeds offer.

Nutrition Site Menu
Thursday, June 21
Citrus chicken baked potato peas acini di pepe salad

Hamburger on w/w bun potato salad tomato slices on lettuce leaf’ cooked apples Swiss steak, tomatoes & onions oriental blend veg seasonal fruit whole grain bread

Friday, June 22

Monday, june 25

Tuesday, June 26
Chicken alfredo harvest beets cranberry sauce apple juice fruit cocktail

Wednesday, June 27
Steak & tator stew orange juice apple crisp w/topping whole wheat crackers

Ages 5 - 9 9:00-11:00 am Ages 10+ 1:00-3:00 pm

Summer Rec

Letter to the Editor -------------------------Have you ever asked yourself if evil is present in our day and age today? Since 1973, when the Supreme Court of the United States of America set aside all state abortion restrictions, Americans have intentionally snuffed out the lives of more than 50 million human beings. Abortion is America’s most frequently performed surgery on women. One out of four children conceived is surgically aborted with an unknown, but growing, number of babies killed through chemical abortion. There are about 1.37 million abortions reported in the United States every year. That calculates to 3,753 human casualties every day, 365 days a year, which exceeds the number of lives lost on just that one fateful day-September 11, 2001. We recognize that the loss of life on that day was a result of the acts of evil men. Why do we not recognize the horrific loss that is occurring daily in our country, in our cities, and yes, even in our own state? We recognize the evil of the Holocaust- the slaughter of millions of innocent human beings for the disturbed purposes of a few evil men. Why do we not recognize the fact that the number of lives lost to abortion is substantially more than all the innocent victims of Nazi Germany and the number is growing daily. Every surgical abortion that is performed daily in our country stops a beating heart and measurable brain waves cease. What do we call it when a human being no longer has a heartbeat and brain waves? DEATH! What do we call it when there is a heartbeat and brain waves? LIFE! Every abortion ends a human life. Why don’t we recognize it for what it is-the greatest moral evil of our time? Sincerely, Philip H. Hahn Stateline Right to Life Vice President

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The Bison Courier • Thursday, June 21, 2012 • Page 3
Kolb, Brauer announce engagement

Pasture rent considerations for today's cattle producer
Rental rates for range and pasture land are on the rise, due to increasing demands for corn, says Ken Olson, SDSU Extension Beef Specialist. "Increasing demand for corn for ethanol production and growing export markets has increased the price of corn, and the repercussion has been increased costs of virtually all other feed stuffs. Through both direct and indirect influences, this has been an important factor driving land prices and rental rates up, including range and pasture land," Olson said. "This makes renting grass one of many rapidly escalating portions of rising annual cow costs." Rangeland and pasture cash rental rates for 2012 ranged from $11.65 in southwest South Dakota to $61.95 per acre in east-central South Dakota, according to "Agricultural Land Market Trends: 1991-2012," a publication recently released by SDSU Economists, available in the Livestock Profit Tips community on iGrow (igrow.org/livestock/ profit-tips). In contrast, the same document showed when cash rents were reported on a cost per animal unit month (AUM) basis, the range was much smaller ($25.25 to $36.90). "These per acre rates reflect an increase of more than 10 percent from the previous year," Olson said. Olson says one concern these figures present is how to compare rental rates on a per acre basis, to rates calculated on an AUM or per animal basis. "This becomes an issue of knowing the stocking rate so that AUM or animal numbers per acre can be used to compute the acreage required to support the animals," he said. He adds that further complicating this is converting animal numbers to an AUM basis. How to figure animal unit today The definition of an animal unit (AU) is a 1,000 pound cow with or without a suckling calf at her side. However, Olson notes that today this is not necessarily an accurate definition because most cows weigh substantially more than 1000 pound. "We should not assume that a cow is equivalent to an AU. Bigger cows need more nutrients and therefore additional acreage should be rented for them if they are to receive adequate nutrition to perform well - or run fewer cows on a fixed acreage," Olson said. He says that a simple, straightforward and accurate way to convert the AU equivalent (AUE) of cattle based on their size is to simply divide the weight of the actual cattle by 1000 pound to calculate the AUE. Example: If the average weight of a cattle producer's cow herd is 1350 pounds, their AUE is 1.35. If they are grazing steers for the summer and their expected average weight during the summer will be 770 pounds, the AUE will be 0.77. The final term to consider is animal unit month (AUM). An AUM is the forage that one AU will consume in one month. Olson says a reasonable figure would be 750 pounds of dry matter, which is 25 pounds per day for 30 days. "If you have an estimate of herbage produced, and assume that only part of it can be removed without damaging the plants - e.g. 25 percent - then the appropriate stocking rate in acres per AUM can be calculated that will allow adequate forage to support an AU. Based on the AUE, this can then be converted to acres per animal or pair in the case of cow-calf pairs," Olson said. Using stocking rate (the ratio of animals to acres), a livestock producer can convert rent per acre to rent per pair easily. Once the conversion is made, the asking rental rate on one unit offered in price per acre can be compared to another unit that is offered on a price per pair basis. "There are likely to be cases where cost savings can be found once the rental rates can be compared in similar terms," he said. He adds that another situation where conversion to similar units may be necessary would be when an absentee landowner is more comfortable using a per acre basis and a producer is more comfortable using an AUM basis, or vice versa. "Being able to quickly convert from one to the other will make negotiations of future rental rates more straightforward," Olson said. "Ultimately, it will help the producer to ensure that the influence of pasture rental on total annual cow costs is managed to the greatest degree possible."

Brian and Kay Kolb of Prairie City are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Ginger Ann Kolb to Kurt Matthew Brauer of Omaha, NE. The bride graduated from SDSU in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training and from USD in 2010 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She is currently employed with Excel Physical Ther-

apy in Omaha. The groom is the son of Steve and Deb Brauer and Bob and Kay Schulz, all of Norfolk, NE. He is a 2003 graduate of Wayne State with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science. He is currently employed as a firefighter with the Omaha Fire Department. The couple is planning a September 28th wedding in Omaha.

25th Anniversary open house
for Joe and Virginia Green on June 30th at the Bison Bar.
Social hour at 7:30 pm with a dance to follow. Music by the Pearly Shells. Hope to see you all there! No gifts please.

Significant cuts to federal funds for South Dakota’s Low-Income Energy Assistance Program
The Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP), a program which helps low-income South Dakotans pay for home heating costs, has seen a significant reduction in its federal funding for fiscal year 2013, which begins July 1, 2012. The federal budget includes a cut of more than $1.2 billion to LIEAP programs across the nation, cutting the program from $4.7 billion to $3.5 billion. Last year South Dakota received $23.9 million from the federal government in LIEAP funding, aiding 25,600 South Dakota households. This year’s amount equals $17.5 million, a cut of $6.4 million. According to Dave Gall, Program Administrator for the Energy Assistance program in the Department of Social Services, “Reductions in the federal LIEAP funding will result in fewer South Dakotans receiving services, but the department has worked hard to develop a plan to continue to help as many of the neediest people in South Dakota as possible in the next heating season.” In response to these federal funding cuts, South Dakota has adjusted eligibility and benefit levels to ensure as many people as possible continue to receive assistance. South Dakotans whose income is at or below 175% of the federal poverty level may qualify for heating assistance. This is equal to $33,408 annually for a family of three. Applications for the 2012-2013 winter season are currently being accepted. For more information on LIEAP, including eligibility requirements and an application visit http://dss.sd.gov/energyassistance.

Open House Birthday celebration for Maurice Hamilton’s 89th.
July 1 from 1 - 4 pm at Edgewood Vista 540 Falcon Crest Drive, Spearfish, in the Sun Room Come celebrate with Maurice!

Berny Rose is celebrating her 97th Birthday, and would like to invite you for cake at Smokeys in Meadow on June 29th from 2-4 o clock pm. Come join us in the celebration! No gifts please.

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It has been suggested that shepherds are responsible for inventing the game golf. It is said that they used their staffs to hit the stones.

Guest Columnist
My Retirement Fund
Some women have an addiction to shoes. Their closet’s overflowing with a wide variety of colors, heel heights and seasonal trends in footwear. No matter how many pairs they own, they’re always on the lookout for another pair. Often, their men don’t understand or appreciate their passion. I can relate to a man’s annoyance with his wife’s personal shoe shop. My husband has a fetish for hats. A summer straw, two hats and two caps (one of each for work and special occasions) are not enough to satisfy him. Most of them are collected in three stacks on top of the gun cabinet; straws, caps, and felts. But they exist in nearly all the other rooms as well. Some of the cowboy hats are black felts, others are silver bellies and he has a brown felt from his childhood (to his credit one belongs to our daughter and one was his granddad’s). His summer collection consists of four varieties of straws. I’ve never taken time to count the scotch caps, and we haven’t even covered the stack of ball caps yet. Felt hats are spendier and take longer to break in, so I guess I should be thankful he draws the line somewhere. It just seems ridiculous to me that once winter is over, he and my son are soon wearing different straw hats from the new 'spring collection.' Regarding the stack of caps, he has the freebee dealership’s hats, gift caps from friends or relatives, hunting season caps, and ‘bought on a whim’ caps. I had no idea how particular he is, either. He prefers a certain style. If he gets a cap that doesn’t fit the criteria, it doesn’t get ditched but stacked instead. I have yet to see him get rid of any caps voluntarily. I’ve sug-

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

Wednesday, June 27 Wednesday, July 4 Monday-Friday 5 - 8 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Lions Park Club House Contact by phone on Sunday, July 4 and we will meet you! 244-5997 or 244-5644

Hurry & Hustle Fireworks Sale

Prairie Heritage

2012 July 4th Celebration
Hettinger, ND

Saturday, June 30 Reunion Socials................Class of 1962 TBA.................... Country Club Class of 1982 TBA.................... Country Club 8:30 pm Dance to “32 below” & Beer Garden Pastime Bar & Legion Club South Main St. Admission: Adults $10.00; Grades K-12 $5.00; Preschool Free Sunday, July 1 1:00 pm 5th Annual Tom & Michele Shirek Memorial Scramble ...............Country Club 1:00 pm Tee-Off – Sign up by 6 pm June 30 @ 701-567-2339 Tuesday, July 3 Reunion Socials.............................Class of 1972 6:00............... Colette Ahmann's .................................. Class of 1992 4:00..................... Country Club 5:30-7:30 pm Pastime Steak Fry $14.00 per Rib Eye, $4.00 Kids Meal ....Mirror Lake Park Pastime Bar Beer Garden.....................................................................Tent/Bandshell 8:00 pm Concessions: Pop, Nachos, Brats, Kabobs, Pork Chop on a Stick .......Tent/Bandshell 8:30 pm Dance to “Dirty Word” ................................................................... Tent/Bandshell
Admission: Adults $10.00; Grades K-12 $5.00; Preschool Free

Dakota Buttes Museum

OPEN July 4 after the parade

gested recycling them in the shop and threatened to decorate or create unique gifts from them. Those are fighting words. He’s possessive of his collection and his tight-hide nature doesn’t allow him to give or throw anything away. He knows their worth or what he paid, thus an investment’s been made. If I try getting rid of them behind his back, he notices and we argue over why he bothers to keep them. When I get tired of looking at the 'stacks' and my frustration is maxed, I sort off the ones he doesn’t wear and haul them to the shop bench. This way I’m not accused of getting rid of them and I don’t have to look at them. Days later, they’ll be hanging from the rafters of the shop. Cowboy hats on the other hand, don’t hang that way as easily, so until I find a solution, I get to watch the cowboy hat stack grow. Our poor son is even getting sucked into this hat hoarding habit. By the time he was ten years old he had fourteen caps, four straws, and three felts! One day their hat collection will be considered ‘vintage.’ Then they’ll really be worth something. Maybe I can retire off the sales from the auction I plan to have of the hat stacks. Like he says, ‘everything’s for sale’ especially when a profit’s involved.

One of the most dangerous insects in the world is the common housefly. They carry and transmit more diseases than any other animal in the world.

Wednesday, July 4 6:30-10:00 am Firemen’s Breakfast Free Will .............................................American Legion 6:30 am 24th Annual WRHS Fun Run & Walk ........................................... Mirror Lake Park
Registration: 6:30-7:15 am; More information @ 701-567-6190 and www.wrhs.com Kids 1K Run: 7:30 am; 3K Run & 3K Walk: 8:00 am

11:00 am “Prairie Heritage” Parade ........................................................... Main Street 12:00 Noon Free Noon Meal........................................................................ Mirror Lake Park
Pepsi Cola Co., Uecker Yards, Dakota Western Bank, Kennedy’s Fresh Foods, West River Health Services

1:00 pm West River Insurance Agency Hoop Shoot................................. Mirror Lake Park 1:00 pm Horseshoe Tournament...................................................... American Legion Club 1:00-5:00 pm Children’s Inflatable Games.............................................. Mirror Lake Park
Advance Wristbands $5.00 until 2:00 PM - July 1: Chamber of Commerce & Financial Institutions July 4th Wristbands $7.00 concessions on site: Pop, Nachos, Brats, Kabobs, Pork Chop on a stick

Annual Summer Paint Sale in Progress
(through August 25)

1:30 pm Big Bang Mixed Scramble.............................................................. Country Club 2:00 pm Bingo Hettinger Eagles Auxiliary ....................................................Woodfire Grill 2:00-4:00 pm Mud Volley Ball.........................................................Adams Co. Fairgrounds
Entry Fee TBA; Information and sign-up @ 701-928-0019 or 701206-0681

Pastime Bar Beer Garden......................................................Adams Co. Fairgrounds Concessions: Indian Tacos, Pop, Pork Chop on a Stick, Roasted Almonds, Cotton Candy ...........Fairgrounds 5:30-9:30 pm “Live Entertainment” .......................................................... Mirror Lake Park Concessions: Indian Tacos, Pop, Pork Chop on a Stick, Sausage on a Stick ................. Mirror Lake Park 10:00 pm Hettinger Jaycees Fireworks .................................................... Mirror Lake Park

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Dental health
By Richard P. Holm MD Halitosis is a fishy and fancy medical word that stands for bad breath. Years ago I heard it put this way: “The Polish Army must have marched through my mouth last night.” Not only is it socially offensive, a foul odor coming from between the lips can also reflect a serious underlying dental or medical problem. Probably the most significant cause for bad breath is dry mouth and coated tongue, often resulting from medicines like decongestants for stuffy nose or pills for urinary incontinence. Dry mouth can also be due to mouth breathing, aging, or to an immune disease, which affects the salivary glands. No matter the cause, without saliva not only will the breath turn foul, but teeth fall out. Treat this by avoiding mouth-drying medicines when possible, sucking on sugar-free lemon drops or gum, and consulting a physician or dentist. Also brushing the tongue to remove the “coat” will go a long way to improve one’s breath. Periodontal disease with plaque, gingivitis, or bacterial infection in sinuses or the lung can certainly cause the odor of rotting. Regular dental and medical health care can help avoid or treat these conditions. It almost goes without saying that smoking or smokeless tobacco causes doggy breath. Avoid these bad habits. Of course garlic and onion give their odor after absorption into your bloodstream, which is carried to the lungs, and then transferred to the breath. Mouthwash or mints will only cover-up until time resolves the odor by breaking the chemical down that is being carried in the blood stream. You can escape the plodding Polish Army… Remember that bad breath makes a compelling case for good brushing and flossing habits and for regular dental and medical care.

Judith Buer
Judith Bertine (Dale) Buer was born August 6th, 1917 to John and Christine Dale near Lily, South Dakota. She was the youngest of eight children. She attended grade school near Bradley and graduated from Lily High School in 1935. After graduation, she worked at various jobs in the local community. She returned to the family farm after the passing of her mother. While working at the family farm, she met a handsome hired man named Harold Buer. In 1940, Harold traveled to California to find work at a dairy farm. A short time later, he sent for Judy and they were married on August 15th, 1941 in Gardena, California. To this union, three children were born. Dennis Buer was born in Los Angeles, CA in 1942. She and Dennis moved to Crawford, Nebraska with Harold after he enlisted in the US Coast Guard. They moved back to California after Harold was reassigned by the Coast Guard to work in the Douglas aircraft plant near Modesto, CA. The family then returned to South Dakota in 1946 and purchased the Hunt place east of Meadow, South Dakota. Their daughter Connie was born in 1946 and son John in 1960. In 1963, they purchased the John Hofer place after a fire destroyed their home. She was a wonderful homemaker and mother and enjoyed gardening, crocheting, cooking and helping on the ranch wherever needed. She enjoyed following the lives and activities of her numerous grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. In 1983, a traffic accident near Hermosa, South Dakota claimed the life of her oldest son Dennis and his daughter, Denise. Following this tragedy, Judith’s strength and faith in God never waivered. Five years later, her husband of 45 years passed suddenly from a heart attack. She continued to live in the Athboy area until 1999, when she moved her house to her son’s ranch near Coal Springs. She continued to live independently until suffering a stroke in 2009. She moved to the Good Samaritan nursing home in Mott, where she lived until her passing on the evening of June 16th, 2012. She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, John and Dixie Buer, Meadow, SD; one daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Larry Ellison, Morristown, South Dakota; six grandchildren, Tami (Ryan) Conrad, Travis (Carol) Ellison, Shawn (Susan) Buer and Zack, Bailee and Yancy Buer; eight great-grandchildren, Trevor and Taylor Conrad, Amber, Jake and Chance Ellison, Tara Baker and Braydon and Brandon Buer; numerous nieces and nephews; and her extended family of residents and staff at the Mott Good Samaritan Nursing Center. Judy was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harold; one son, Dennis; one granddaughter, Denise; her seven siblings; and one step-grandson, Ricky Johnson in 1972. Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, June 20, 2012 at the Evanson-Jensen Funeral Home in Lemmon and one hour prior to services at the church in Meadow on Thursday.

Funeral services for Judith “Judy” Buer, age 94, of Meadow, SD will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 21, 2012 at the Indian Creek Lutheran Church south of Meadow. Pastor Joe Burgess will officiate and following a time of fellowship and refreshments, burial will take place in the Bison Cemetery at Bison, South Dakota.

Pastors Perspective

Mega Immune Boosting Foods for Summer
Button Mushrooms: scare away the flu virus Oysters: help heal wounds Watermelon:helps fight infection Almonds: contain vitamin B and E which help to counteract the effect of stress Grapefruit and Oranges: Increase immune system activation Low-Fat Yogurt: reduces your chances of getting a cold

We, Linda and I, just returned home from the annual conference of our church body. The theme this year was “Jubilee”. The reason for this theme is that we celebrated the 50 year anniversary of our church. Granted the old Lutheran Free Church existed many years prior to this but it was the forming of the current Association of Free Lutheran Congregations. The theme verses were Psalm 118:23-24 “This is the LORD’S doing; It is marvelous in our eyes. This is the day which the LORD has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it”. From 1962 to 2012 there have been many changes but there is something that hasn’t changed and that is Gods Word. God’s Word is the same yesterday today and tomorrow. This is something we need to hang on to in our churches and in our personal lives. In 1962 a group of conservative Lutheran's gathered with the concerns of the direction the church was going and so began a new church body. Many or really most of those original attendees have gone to their eternal reward but hopefully their zeal and concern for the high view of God’s Word has continued through these 50 years. The original group was greater than expected and was forced to move from the church facility to a school to accommodate those attending. From that humble beginning much has been and is being accomplished. Two of the first concerns were a Seminary to prepare men for the ministry with the teaching of God’s Word as the inerrant Word of God and for World Missions. Now the Seminary continues along with a Bible School and there are missionaries in various places around the World. These are being done not by the might of men but “This is the LORD’S doing”. The Lord has opened doors around the World for long term and short term missions. God uses those willing to be used in various ways. The church has grown to include various corporations to oversee the many aspects of the work of the church. As we went through the many reports we heard what the Lord has done, what He is now doing, and what the plan is for the future. We can be encouraged with what taken place over the last fifty years. Not everything has been done correctly in these fifty years and not everyone has lived up to what is expected of them but as we keep our eyes focused on Jesus we can look forward to great and mighty things because of what “He is doing”.

Pastor Henry Mohagen Slim Buttes Lutheran Church, Reva SD Jubilee,

Sunday School 9:30 a.m. • Worship Service - 10:30a.m. Wednesday Prayer Mtg. - 6:30 p.m.

Grace Baptist Church • Pastor Phil Hahn Church of Christ

Prairie Fellowship Parish ELCA • Pastor Margie Hershey
Indian Creek - 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.

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 - 11:00 a.m. Sabbath School - 10:30 a.m., Worship Service - 11:00 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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Hendrickson and Johnson attend leadership program

Perkins County 4-H
A very windy day greeted Perkins County 4-H Horse Show participants on Monday, June 11, 2012. The day started out with Western Horsemanship. Beginner Top Purple was earned by Tayton Schofield. Receiving blue ribbons were Ashtin Gerbracht and Chantel Kolb. Jenna Kari earned the Top Purple in the Junior Western Horsemanship class with DeAundra Kolb taking home the Reserve ribbon. Getting blue ribbons were Nicole Hafner, Julianna Kari, Shawna Kolb and Jacob Schalesky. Carrietta Schalesky was the lone Senior contestant in the Western Horsemanship class and received Top Purple. Chantel Kolb was the only beginner in the Stock Seat Equitation class and got a white ribbon. Blue ribbon recipients in the Junior Stock Seat Equitation class were Jenna Kari, Julianna Kari, DeAundra Kolb and Shawna Kolb. Jacob Schalesky got a white. Chantel Kolb came back in the Beginner Western Riding class and earned a purple ribbon. Receiving blues in Junior Western Riding were Julianna Kari, DeAundra Kolb and Shawna Kolb. Jenna Kari got a white. Both Beginner Trail Riders received white ribbons; Chantel Kolb and Tayton Schofield. Julianna Kari earned the only blue ribbon passed out in the Junior Trail class. Riders who received red ribbons include Shawna Kolb and Jacob Schalesky. White ribbons went to Nicole Hafner, Jenna Kari and DeAundra Kolb. Tayton Schofield was a solo Beginner Reiner and got a white ribbon. The Kolb sisters, DeAundra and Shawna, both earned blue ribbons in the Junior Reining class. Cousins, Jenna Kari and Julianna Kari, received whites. Three Beginners tried their hand at Pole Bending. Chantel Kolb earned a purple while Ashtin Gerbracht and Tayton Scholfield got blue ribbons. Jenna Kari and Julianna Kari were purple ribbon Junior Pole Benders while Nicole Hafner received a blue. The same three Beginners came back in to run barrels. Chantel Kolb earned a blue; Tayton Scholfield a red and Ashtin Gerbracht a white. Nicole Hafner ran for a purple ribbon in the Junior barrels class. Blue ribbon runners included Julianna Kari, DeAundra Kolb and Shawna Kolb. Jenna Kari got a white. Carrietta Shalesky was the single Senior at this years Horse Show and received the Top Senior Award. Julianna Kari took home the Top Junior Award and Shawna Kolb was Reserve. The Top Beginner was awarded to Chantel Kolb and reserve was first year 4-Her Tayton Schofield. A special Thank You to the Grand River Robin’s 4-H Club, Jolly Rancher’s 4-H Club and The Rough and Ready 4-H Club for cosponsoring the Hi-Point and Reserve Hi-Point Plaques. Also, a Thank You to Geraldine Peck, for announcing, Arlis Seim, for timing and taking pictures, Clyde Hafner, for acting as Ring Steward, Judge Doug Hofer, and all volunteer parents for taking time out of your busy schedules to make this years Horse Show a success. Congratulations to all the 4-H members for participating in this years Horse Show.

Logan Hendrickson and Kayley Johnson recently represented Bison High School at the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership, or HOBY, seminar. They joined more than 130 other young leaders from across the state of South Dakota at Dakota State University in Madison for the four-day conference. HOBY Leadership Seminars bring together a select group of high school sophomores from public and private high schools to interact with groups of distinguished leaders in business, government, education and the professions to discuss present and future issues. The goal is to provide the youths a stimulating forum for learning about critical issues while broadening their understanding of their leadership potential and quest for self-development. HOBY Ambassadors, the name given to the participants, are selected because they have demonstrated the potential to lead others. Logan and Kayley are excellent examples of this trait as they are active in varsity athletics, FCCLA, and FFA at Bison High School. Since HOBY’s founding, the goal of each seminar is to provide a catalyst to lifelong leadership development that empowers individuals to achieve their highest potential.

Bison HOBY Ambassadors, Kayley Johnson and Logan Hendrickson pictured with McIntosh student, Jessica Nehl.

The goal is to show the Ambassadors how to think rather than what to think. Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership was established in 1958 by the popular actor Hugh O’Brian following a visit to Africa where he was inspired by a meeting with Dr. Albert Schweitzer. “One of the things Schweitzer said to me was that the most important thing in education was to teach young people to think for themselves,” O’Brian said. “From that inspiration, and with the support of others who believe in youth and the American dream, I started HOBY to seek out, recognize, and develop outstanding leadership potential among our nation’s youth.” HOBY leaders are also challenged to return to their communities to perform at least 100 hours of community service within 12 months following the Seminar. They completed a few of those hours this weekend volunteering for trash clean-up and hosting an Alex’s lemonade stand to raise money to fight childhood cancer. Kayley is the daughter of Nathan and Colette Johnson of Bison. Logan is the son of Bruce and Dana Hendrickson of Meadow. Both will be juniors at Bison High school this fall.

Tayton Schofield, Reserve Beginner; Julianna Kari Top Junior Award; Carrie Schalesky Top Senior Award; Shawna Kolb was Reserve Junior; Chantel Kolb, Top Beginner Award.

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Chantel Kolb rounding a cone in the Western Riding class, she received a purple ribbon for her efforts.

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Livestock handling practices discussed ---------------------by Nancy Haigh Tradition – doing what has always been done, but is it the right way? Are new practices a better approach? In many instances, one generation has taught the next generation that working livestock means pushing, yelling and prodding the animals. Veterinarian Dr. Tom Noffsinger’s approach is vastly different with results that are paying off tremendously. Noffsinger said experience through his vet practice and working with feedlots he noticed how feedlots with similar cattle yielded different results. The differences were in efficiency and health; with the weather conditions, implants and health being the same. He said the difference was in the people who handled the cattle. Noffsinger said people can be good for cattle or people can be bad. How people treat the cattle has an impact on the animals. Noffsinger noted that livestock will tell a person what they want through body motions. It is learning that communication that Noffsinger focused on at the TriCounty Ag Day at the South Dakota State University Cottonwood Range and Livestock Research Station west of Philip, June 8. Noffsinger stressed that a person should not get behind the herd and push. “It is easier to pull than push,” he said. He said animals will ask for guidance, some more so than others, until they all learn to trust the person. Noffsinger said as a person walks into a herd one animal or more will focus on the person. He said to use that animal to lead the rest. “If the front animal is stopped, no use pushing from the back.” Noffsinger touched on America’s perception of the cattle industry. “Inappropriate handling episodes occur when handlers don’t understand how to perform the tasks,” he said. “Why do people do these things? Because they haven’t been trained and are doing things they shouldn’t be doing in the first place. We’ve got to take care of this.” To correct this, Noffsinger demonstrated some handling aspects on video and using audience members. “If you can’t see the animal’s eye, you are in the wrong place. Cattle die to see you,” he said. Where they can see you best is the front, the worst, is straight behind. “The animal can’t stand to have you behind and will turn to see you,” he said. A producer needs to communicate to the animal’s eye. He stressed that you didn’t want to look the animal in the eye, but look at them to get their attention. Noffsinger said four things come into play in working with animals – the person’s body position, their distance from an animal, the angle and direction the person moves and the speed at which the person moves. Animals generally should be worked at a 45 degree angle, this is so they can see the person with one eye while watching the other side with the opposite eye. “If they watch you with both eyes, they mistrust you,” he said. The deeper the angle, the more pressure. Regulating speed is done with parallel motion. “It may take 10 feet or it may take a half mile,” he said. “Cattle have poor depth perception. Don’t stand still, move slightly so they can see you,” said Noffsinger. Moving slightly, he said, is to move weight back and forth on the feet. “A full step is too much.” Noffsinger noted that if you want an animal to move forward, rub from the point of the shoulders down the back. To move it backwards, start at the rump and rub forward. He said to also watch a momma cow get up her newborn calf. The momma cow will encourage the newborn calf to get up by licking from back to front. Then when the calf is raising up, she licks from the front to back. When the growth of the animal is interrupted, such as at weaning time, it can take weeks for that animal to start performing again. A producer needs to start sensitizing the calf as soon as it is born to do what we want. “It’s all mentality,” he said. Start training them at birth – train them for change of address, first at birth, next is going out to pasture, and finally weaning. Noffsinger spoke of how one producer, prior to branding and weaning, would separate the pairs the first night, reunite them the next morning, separate them again the second night, and then brand or wean the third morning. He noted the calves adjusted to the separation much easier. Local producer Pat Guptill has used Noffsinger’s approach successfully in his operation. The ag day attendees traveled to where Guptill had heifers pastured on a high intensity grazing rotation. With high intensity grazing, the animals are kept in a smaller pasture and moved on a regular schedule. The acreage varies each year on pasture conditions and number of animals. Guptill said the old way required a half day of labor, with humans and animals both being tired at the end. This way, he said, he and one other person can have the animals moved and a new fence up within 30 minutes. The time is shortened considerably if the fence doesn’t have to be moved. Guptill typically moves the cattle at about the same time of day. The day of the demonstration the cows were waiting quietly in the corner. Guptill had the electric fence open, the cattle moved and the electric fence back up in five to 10 minutes. The cattle moved quietly through the hole and immediately with no urging from Guptill. Noffsinger observed that the cows went right to grazing and were grazing with who they wanted to graze with; without upsetting anything at all. Guptill noted that it takes about three days to train the cattle, although some take a little longer to trust him. Noffsinger said he learned from Bud Williams, Independence, Kan., one of the first to teach low stress livestock handling techniques. He said Williams learned from watching kelpie and border collies. “What he teaches us is what is deep inside a border collie or kelpie.” He also earns the animal’s trust. Noffsinger suggested producers check out Internet websites www.stockmanship.com (Williams’ website); www.cattlexpressions. com; and beefcattleinstitute.org. Videos of Noffsinger’s technique can also be found on You Tube.

A trade show was part of the Tri-County Ag Day at the Cottonwood Range and Livestock Research Station west of Philip June 8. Photo by Nancy Haigh

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Perkins County 4-H Rodeo results - June 16, 2012
Sr. Girls All-Around—Kailee Webb Sr. Boys All-Around—Tyler Gaer Jr. Girls All-Around—Mikenzey Miller Jr. Boys All-Around—Collin Palmer Jr. Jr. All-Around—Miranda Vines Sr. Boys Bareback: Trig Clark30 Sr. Boys Saddle Bronc: No Qualified Scores Sr. Boys Bull Riding: Dalton Gerbracht- 69, Treye LaPlante- 62, Wil Kolb- 62 Sr. Boys Steer Wrestling: Taylor Schmidt-7.25, Tyler Gaer- 11.67, Jesse Oliver- 26.85 Sr. Boys Calf Roping: Tayte Clark-12.71,Prestyn Novak-14.40, Taylor Schmidt- 17.51, Sage Donner-18.45, Kenny Carmichael19.94 Sr. Team Roping: Kenny Carmichael/ Tyler Gaer- 7.98, Jesse Oliver/Shay Oliver – 13.81, Tayte Clark/ Trig Clark- 16.12 Sr. Girls Pole Bending: Sierra Price- 22.48, Tricia Wilken- 25.39, Karisa Carmichael- 25.49, Hallie Kocer- 26.05 Sr. Girls Ribbon Roping: No Qualified Times Sr. Girls Goat Tying: Shayna Miller- 8.17, Tricia WIlken 9.04, Katy Miller- 9.79 Cassy Woodward- 9.81 Sr. Girls Barrel Racing: Cassy Woodward- 16.740, Kailee Webb16.848, Lexy Williams- 17.375, Peyton Smith- 17.395 Sr. Girls Breakaway Roping: Katy Miller- 2.60, Kailee Webb3.62, Shayna Miller- 3.66, Hallie Kocer- 6.33 Jr. Boys Cattle Riding: Stran Smith- 47 Jr. Boys Breakaway: Collin Palmer- 4.076, Brent Woodward4.193, Kyler Carmichael- 4.543, Tarin Arneson- 5.045 Jr. Boys Flag Race: Kyler Carmichael- 9.72, Duce Escott9.76, Hugh Groves- 10.38, Teigan Clark- 11.61 Jr. Boys Goat Tying: Collin Palmer- 11.97, Brent Woodward13.63, Harland Groves- 15.51, Tucker Gaer- 16.66 Jr. Girls Breakaway: Cassidy Clark- 4.42 Jr. Girls Barrel Racing: Bailey Oliver- 17.205, Brooklyn Hanson17.593, Tristin LaPlante- 17.674, Mikenzy Miller- 17.898 Jr. Girls Pole Bending: Tristin LaPlante- 21.75, Jadyn Woodward- 23.06, Mikenzy Miller23.16, Tanielle Arneson- 23.34 Jr. Girls Goat Tying: Tanielle Arneson- 10.35, Mikenzy Miller11.56, Josie White- 13.17, Susan Wilken- 13.82 Jr. Jr. Yearling Riding: No Qualified Scores Jr. Jr. Flag Race: Sam Larson11.21, Sidney Hanson- 12.31, Miranda Vines- 13.46, Billy Larson15.28 Jr. Jr. Barrel Racing: Marlene Woodward- 18.396, Miranda Vines- 21.060, Sam Larson21.142, Lindsey Wilken- 21.181 Jr. Jr. Pole Bending: Miranda Vines- 24.73, Lexy White- 29.04, Marlene Woodward-29.54, Sidney Hanson- 31.70 Jr. Jr. Goat Tail Untying: Sidney Ferguson- 7.61, Lexy White9.61, 2. Lindsey Wilken- 9.61, Traylin Martin- 9.68, Kenley Day9.73

Sydney Arneson in the Sr. Girls Breakaway

Tayte Clark won the Sr. Boys Calf Roping

Tessa Kopren competed in Sr. Girls Pole Bending

Julianna Kari competed in Goat Tying

Carriette Schalesky, 2012 Perkins Co. 4-H Ambassador, competed in the Barrel Racing

Jaren Beckman in Jr. Bull Riding

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Three WRHS therapists take advanced clinical training to become certified in lumphedema treatment

Evanson Jensen Funeral Homes
100 years of continuous service to the Lemmon community and West River Area is an achievement few businesses or professions attain. These writings, in four 25 year segments, hopefully will tell the story. Let’s go back to the beginning. Our firm was founded by R. S. “Dick” Evanson. Born in 1886 and originally from Fish Creek, Wisconsin, he had been in Lemmon since 1908 and worked with a brother in the operation of the Royal Hotel, later operating a feed store. He was approached by the Braden Furniture and Undertaking business because they could not acclimate to the wide open spaces of Dakota and wanted to go back East. “Dick, do you think you can buy us out and run this type of business?” was the question asked as relayed to me years later. Braden evidently was a customer of Dick’s at the feed store, in those “horse drawn” days. The transaction was completed on June 12, 1912 for the property, inventory and equipment at 409 Main St. and Dick was off to the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis to take a six week course in embalming. The work was left to the hands of Charles Kruse, who had homesteaded south of Lemmon and was experienced and licensed in Chicago. After his “education”, his higher education came from doing the work. The emotional/psychological aspects of grief where not taught in those days. The undertaker was expected to do the physical work and provide the merchandise necessary to bury the dead. 50 years later, I observed that Dick had a full understanding of the grieving process, learned through the school of hard knocks. George Fields, pictured driving the Horse Drawn funeral coach must have been one of Dick’s early day “assistants”. Six years later, in 1918, he purchased the Nickisch undertaking and furniture business at 401 Main St, and combined the firms at that location. There it remained for this first 25 years as R.S. Evanson Furniture and Undertaking. Co-mingled into these acquisitions comes a story about alcohol and error. It’s told that one of these “undertakers” imbibed frequently and kept his botHe tles in the same cabinet. grabbed the wrong bottle and that was the end of the story. Since that time, there has been only one funeral home in Lemmon. Dick relayed an accurate saying about business and competition, “Don’t worry about competition….just run your business as if you had the strongest competition right across the street….and you won’t have any.” Some may recall the 24’ x 120’, two story wood framed building, the lot is now the parking area north of the Lemmon IGA grocery store. It housed the furniture inventory and office on the main floor, the “undertaking/embalming” room at far east end and the casket inventory on the second floor. There was a rope pull elevator and a long steep stairway which accessed the second floor. When I started working for the Evanson’s, the Funeral Home (1937) had been moved to 4th Ave. W., but many a furniture customer reminded me of what used to be up there, and were reluctant to ascend those stairs. Other’s preferred to have us pull them up on that old elevator, which depending on the number of people, was an upper body building experience. Coming down was easy as long as you held onto the brake rope. The earliest records in our possession, compared to the recording and filings required today, are a handwritten book of Inventory dated 1918 to 1921 and a three sheet, carbon copy Reynold’s American Repeating Order Book. The latter bears Dick’s handwriting “Undertaking 1919 & 1920”. The locations of earlier versions of such records are unknown and perhaps were even more archaic in relation to today’s accounting. The inventory entries of Jan. 1st, 1918 show a reversible mattress for $3.75, an ironing board for .90 cents, a leather chair for $5.00 and a combined inventory with caskets, equipment, and the horse drawn hearse ($400) of $5,017.55. It was definitely a combined business. Included in the casket inventories are entries of “caskets in Bison” explaining further the large geographic area of West River Country covered by R. S. Evanson. The “undertaking” sales book starts on March 2, 1919 and the first entry is a sale to Mrs. David Joyce, Faith for a casket, hearse, services, digging the grave and clothing, totaling $95.90. Mrs. Joyce was the widow of the early day Faith, SD undertaker and had continued to operate that business after his early death. There is no designation as to who the decedent was, but indicates that Dick also assisted others in the same work at great distances. Some of the entries are marked “charged”, others also marked “paid” and still others “cash”. Besides “north of town”, Marmath, Haynes, Reeder, Chance, Whitney, Pleasant Ridge, Thunder Hawk, Stowers, Morristown, Watauga, Bison, Coal Springs are the towns of residence listed. Also interesting in these pages are the names of early day homesteaders and residents… Williams, Stanley, Stevens, Gleason, Becker, Johnson, Engle, Ostby, Hagen, Moore, Foster, Nelson, Ostenberg, Spore, Olson, Peterson, Randen, Texley, Scheid and Napton to list a few. In 1926, bound, indexed Undertaker’s Funeral Record books were put into place, progress in record keeping was here. The pages contained much more information, and the first pages were completed in great detail but this gradually dwindles over the continuing entries. On Jan. 16, 1926, Harry Riis, 46, a Lemmon Banker was accidentally asphyxiated with “petrometria carbon monoxide”. The pallbearers were Carl Hose, John Bamble, Joe Frundle, Dr. Curtis, E. O. Myron and Sam Rien, recognizable names in the early days of Lemmon. His wife, Judith, raised her family of four and subsequently worked at the Lemmon Library for many years. The Causes of Death entries ranged from pneumonia, shot himself, swallowed a shingle nail, chronic myocardia dispensation to heart failure, injured in run away with team of horses and dropsy. There must have been concerns in the Banking business in 1925 and 1926 as the First State Bank of Lemmon was closed. Then in April, Carl W. Hose, First State Bank President, a pallbearer for Harry Riis died at age 38 of a gunshot wound to the head. Greater details in an old Lemmon newspaper indicated he was under arrest for absconding with $30,000 from the bank and on his way to the County Jail, asked to stop at his continued on next page

Kathleen Thompson, MPT, Erika Pagel, MSPT and Shannon Bowman, OT have recently become certified in the treatment of lymphedema. Lymphedema is swelling that occurs in either the arms or legs caused by a compromised lymphatic system. The lymphatic system includes the lymph nodes as well as an interconnected system of vessels that collect excess fluid in our tissue to be returned to the venous system. There are two basic types of lymphedema; primary and secondary. Primary usually involves the legs and can include swelling in the trunk. The lymphatic system may be abnormal from birth. When this system is no longer able to cope with normal amounts of fluid primary lymphedema may develop. Secondary is usually caused by surgery or cancer and its treatments. Treatment is similar for both types of lymphedema. It includes skin care, manual

lymph drainage, bandaging of the affected limbs, fitting for compression garments and exercise. Kathleen, Erika and Shannon attended the Klose training lymphedema certification course in Boulder, Colorado. They spent over 100 hours training in the massage techniques and bandaging techniques as well as garment fitting. West River Health Services (WRHS) was able to add this patient care service through a grant by the Susan G. Komen Foundation which paid for these therapists to learn these techniques to better serve our communities. WRHS offers rehab services in Hettinger, New England, Mott and Bowman. If you have swelling either in your arms or legs that has not responded to other treatments you may have lymphedema. Contact your doctor or call WRHS Rehap Department at 701-5676044 to speak to a certified lymphedema therapist.

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achieves its centennial ----------------------------able to be away from the business. The work must have moved much slower in those days of horse drawn equipment, the Model A, and train for travel; the telegraph, postal service and crank telephones. Many of the preparations for burial were completed in the home of the deceased. With his portable “cooling board”, instrument and fluids satchel he would travel to the rural home. After the completion of this initial work, he would return in a day to do the dressing, hair care, and bring the casket that had been chosen. The visitations, wake’s, and even the funeral services were held in the home, overflowing into the farm yard. Many burials were done on the homestead land of these early settlers, and over the years new land owners or family members requested moving of the grave to organized cemeteries. Many still lay in the fields and prairies, their families having left after “proving up” or failing to do so, “drying out”, or going broke. The Dirty Thirties finished out the first 25 years of business for R. S. Evanson Undertaker and Furniture. The record books show payments by barter; “one load of coal”, “one turkey”, “a goose”. So it was for many businesses, and those who came to settle the land of the Western Dakota’s. After Mr. Evanson’s death in 1971, a check came in the mail with a letter attached. “this is for payment for the sewing machine we purchased from R. S. Evanson, not long before we had to leave Lemmon. I hope this is sufficient to cover the carrying charges as well.” The check, one of a kind to cover those old purchases, was taken to Sadie Evanson. So it was for the first quarter century.

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Horse drawn hearse in 1912
home. Hose evidently went in the front door, out the back to his garage, where he took his own life, with the Sheriff parked a waiting on the street. He was shipped to Minneapolis by train for burial. Dick once said “you have it easy compared to my work in the early days….now the children are coming in to bury their parents, I had parents coming in the bury their children.” Added to this could be the manner of death and low median age at the time of death. The caskets were inventoried in these handwritten books by size/length from 1’9” to 6’3” in increments of 6 inches of length. 33 caskets were on hand and only 7 would be considered adult size. One can see from these old records the difficulties of the work during those early days. Thank God the infant/adult mortality rate has completely reversed. One death for the year 1917 is only recorded on a simple granite marker in Greenhill Cemetery “Clara Evanson 1890-1917”. Though mentioned only once over the years. She was Dick Evanson’s first wife. Clara had evidently come with him to Lemmon in 1908 and died 5 years into his operation of the undertaking parlour. They also had a daughter, who was taken to California to be cared for by relatives and she passed away there as a young girl. Dick also had his grief to bear in those early years and was tested in his ability to care for others. On Jan. 1, 1927 he recorded in pencil, toward the back of the book, what would be a financial statement in today’s accounting language. Buildings, inventory, equipment, fixtures totaled $9,136.44, “on books”, what was owed his business was $3,519.62 and cash on hand and in the bank was $771.41. Less his “bills payable” of $3,907.34 brought the business net worth to $8,826.51. He, like so many of our hard working Pioneers saw banks failing and were just around the corner of the Dirty Thirties. On Jan. 21, 1919 he was married to Sadie Christina Aure in Minneapolis and they returned to Lemmon to continue the operation of R.S. Evanson Furniture and Undertaking and raise a family. Their son, Vernon “Evie”, was born in Nov. of 1919 and then came daughters, Dolores and Dorothy. All were raised and educated in Lemmon. In 1937 they purchased property next to their 4th Ave. home and moved the undertaking business there, establishing Evanson Funeral Home. Dick was always interested in the betterment of his community and served as Mayor, and worked with any project that came along. Being originally from Wisconsin, he loved his trees, and was constantly in his yards and around the community, caring for the trees and grass, when

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Putting up high quality hay--------------The days of cutting hay on an International H or M tractor with a sickle mower are long gone for most, says Julie Walker, SDSU Extension Beef Specialist. "It seemed like a field took forever to finish cutting. I clearly remember the day that Dad purchased a 12-foot mower with conditioner. Boy could you lay down the hay with that piece of equipment," Walker said, of her childhood growing up on a farm in Minnesota. "Needless to say, hay equipment has improved over the last few decades." Although equipment has improved, there are still many decisions Walker says producers still need to make to ensure hay quality is adequate. The decisions producers make as managers of forage resources will hopefully reduce the amount of supplementation that will be required to meet the animal nutrient requirements. What is high quality hay? "Many producers would say quality hay is green in color, free of mold and weeds, has a high portion of leaves and it was put up without rain on it," said Walker, adding that although these are good indicators of high quality hay, they don't tell producers anything about the nutritional content of the forage. Sampling is the best way to understand the nutritional content of forage, Walker says. "Producers need to sample the hay once it is in the stack and send the sample to a lab for nutritional analysis. This is essential to understanding its true quality," she said. What are the best management practices that should be considered to improve the odds of getting a stack of high quality hay? To answer this question, Walker first asks producers if they go for quantity, or quality? "Forage has the highest digestibility in the vegetative stage, and is less digestible at seed stage. As the plant matures from vegetative to seed stage, the digestibility decreases and the amount of biomass available for harvest increases," she says. Figure 1 shows that maximum yield of digestive dry matter. For grasses, the maximum yield of digestive dry matter would be obtained at the late boot to early head stage of maturity and for legumes, the mid-to late-bud stage of maturity is best. Taken from Schroeder, 1996, NDSU; Research has shown that forage cut at or near sundown has higher energy compared to morning. "This is a natural physiological process in plants wherein concentrations of soluble carbohydrates and other highly digestible nutrients are highest after a full day of sunshine and photosynthesis," Walker said. She adds that tall enough stubble height should be left to aid in drying as well as improves pickup performance. "However, too high of stubble height will reduce yields," she says. Correct hay curing (drying) is the next step. Walker says various factors can reduce hay quality during the drying phase, these include; respiration, weather and loss of leaves. Some tips she shares to speed up curing include; using a mower conditioner speeds drying by opening the waxy layer surrounding the stems in legumes; large and/or coarse stemmed forages have shown faster drying when conditioned. Wider swaths also allow for faster drying. Raking should be avoided if possible when the forage moisture is less than 40 percent. Hay desiccants are used to reduce the amount of time required for hay drying. The commonly used hay desiccants are potassium carbonate or sodium carbonate, which are sprayed onto the hay during the cutting phase. Walker says hay desiccants are effective on alfalfa, clover and birdsfoot trefoil to remove the moisture-conserving waxy cutin layer of the plant, however, they are ineffective on grasses such as orchardgrass, timothy and bromegrass. "When considering using hay desiccants remember to include the cost of the chemical as well as the sprayer for application," she said. Walker adds that reducing leaf loss during the baling phase is key to maintaining quality. "Baling at moisture content above 15 percent, has less leaf loss than below 15 percent. Typical moisture content of the bales needs to be below 18 to 20 percent to prevent mold growth," she said. "When putting up hay with higher moisture content other management steps need to be implemented to ensure maintaining hay quality as well as reducing the risk of fire." Feed costs are a large portion of your annual cow cost, so managing the forage resource to get a quality hay product, which will reduce the need for additional supplementation, can ultimately reduce the feed bill. For more information visit, www.igrow.org.

Summer is about here and with it comes fresh greens from the garden. Sometimes we find it boring to have all that wonderful garden lettuce, swiss chard and spinach the same old way every day. We usually serve with a vinegar/sugar mixture, cream/vinegar dressing or plain. Some variety would be welcome and we have some suggestions you can make yourself to excite those garden greens. Make your own flavored vinegars to use as a base for vinaigrette and other salad dressings that call for vinegar. With the fresh garden greens you might find fruit flavored vinegars a good choice. Now is a perfect time to try making some as strawberries and raspberries are or will soon be plentiful, later in the season you can try peaches, apricots and plums; just about any soft fruit will work. There seems to be two basic methods for making fruit flavored vinegars, one involves processing so you can store it like any canned product and the other is more of a short term storage method that must be used in 3 to 6 months depending on whether you can store it in your refrigerator. For the short term methods you need about a pint of strawberries, hull and dice them. Add two cups

of vinegar, white, cider or wine vinegar of your choice, and two tablespoons of sugar. Place the mixture into a sterilized jar and cover. Store in a cool dark place for two days; shake the mixture up once or twice each day. Strain out the fruit them pour the vinegar through several layers of cheese cloth or a coffee filter to filter out all solids. Be patient, it make take a few filters to get it all strained. Pour the finished product into a sterilized jar and store in a cool dark place, use in three months or if stored in the frig use in six months. To make your vinaigrette just add equal parts each of the vinegar and salad oil, shake vigorously and dress those greens! If you don’t want to wait a few days for the fruit to flavor the vinegar you can cover the berries (about a quart) with water, (raspberries in this recipe)bring them to a boil stirring constantly, remove from heat, then strain through layers of cheesecloth (do not press fruit). Allow juice to cool one hour. Add two cups cider vinegar and two tablespoons sugar, place in a sterilized jar and store in a cool dark place. In order to live off a garden, you practically have to live in it. ~Frank McKinney Hubbard Submitted by Karen Englehart, Master Gardener, SDSU Cooperative Extension Service

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West River Regional Medical Center supports partnership for patients campaign
West River Regional Medical Center in Hettinger partnered with 29 other hospitals across the state, to assist in identifying ways to improve patient safety and reduce healthcare costs. The North Dakota Hospital Association (NDHA) has been awarded a contract, in partnership with The Health Research & Education Trust (HRET), the research arm of the American Hospital Association, to support the Partnership for Patients (PfP) campaign. PfP is a national initiative launched earlier this year by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to improve care and reduce costs. By focusing on 10 areas for quality improvement, PfP’s goal is to reduce preventable complications among hospital patients 40 percent and readmissions 20 percent by the end of 2013. NDHA has established a hospital engagement network (HEN) in collaboration with North Dakota Health Care Review, Inc. to help hospitals identify ways to improve patient safety and share those learning’s among hospitals across the state. Twenty-nine hospitals in North Dakota have joined the NDHA/NDHCRI HEN. One other HEN supported by Voluntary Hospitals in America (VHA) is working with five other hospitals in the state. “North Dakota’s hospitals continue to demonstrate a strong commitment to improve patient safety and quality of care,” said Jerry Jurena, NDHA president. “Our state’s participation in the hospital engagement network is the latest example of our ongoing effort to make care safer for our patients.” “We are excited for our hospitals as they begin this extremely important work,” said Jurena. “Providing quality care is a top priority for all hospitals, as they incorporate best practices and scientifically-proven methods to provide the best care possible for every patient.” Over the coming months, best practices will be shared with participating hospitals to improve quality in the initiative’s 10 targeted areas: Adverse drug events (ADE) Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) line-associated blood Central stream infections (CLABSI) Injuries from falls and immobility Obstetrical adverse events Pressure ulcers Surgical site infections Venous thromboembolism (VTE) or deep vein clots Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) Preventable readmissions For more information on the HEN, v i s i t http://www.healthcare.gov/compare/partnership-for-patients or http://www.hret.org

Stripe rust found in South Dakota---------------------Stripe rust was found on winter wheat in several South Dakota locations the week of May 21. The USDA Cereal Disease Lab reports that stripe rust appeared at nearly the same time in Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, and Ontario, Canada, suggesting that there were likely one or more recent very large spore shower events. If cool, wet conditions persist, stripe rust can be expected to spread aggressively, whereas warm temperatures and dry conditions will cause it to shut down, says Bob Fanning, SDSU Extension Plant Pathology Field Specialist. "Leaf rust has been reported in southern Nebraska, but to date, no farther north. With winter wheat rapidly progressing, much of it flowering or nearly flowering, producers will need to make fungicide decisions soon if they haven't already," Fanning said. Fanning reminds growers to read and follow label directions and adhere to harvest intervals. "Foliar fungicide application decisions at this stage should be based on yield potential, progression of residue borne diseases from the lower leaves, weather forecasts and risk of head scab and rust diseases," Fanning said. View the Resource Library and links section of iGrow Wheat (http://igrow.org/agronomy/wheat/) for the following resources: USDA Cereal Disease Laboratory Progression of leaf, stripe and other rust situations moving up from the South can be monitored Use the "Risk Map Tool" on the "Wheat Fusarium Head Blight Prediction Center" website to monitor head scab risk For information on fungicide recommendations, access SDSU Extension publications "South Dakota Wheat Fungicide Recommenda-

tions" and "Managing Crop Diseases with Fungicides." Additional information regarding resistance and variety performance can be found in 2011 Winter Wheat Variety Yield Results and 2012 Spring Wheat Variety Recommendations and 2011 Variety Performance Results.

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Soon-to-be 18 and a recent home-school graduate, Justus Wiechmann smiled when he said, “I was born in a barn.” Actually, the midwife who delivered him in Carson, ND lived in a house that had once been a barn. Since his birth on August 16, 1994, Justus has lived on Bald Butte Road, south of Shadehill, with his parents Jonathan and Ericka Wiechmann and his eight siblings. Only Mara is younger than he. Some of the older siblings have started families of their own. Justus has 16 nieces and nephews. All of the kids have been home-schooled by their parents. Justus studied a core curriculum - math was his favorite - and enjoyed some input into textbook selection. The family basically followed the same schedule as public school, starting classes around Labor Day and ending around Memorial Day with a break for Christmas and other days, as needed. Justus liked the family time that home schooling allowed him. He joked that it was advantageous during winter storms when the family was snowed in – no need for snow days! When he has a family of his own some day, his children will probably be home-schooled, too, he said. He is working at Bingaman ranch, near Prairie City, this summer. It’s his 5th summer there. Previously, he’s also done odd jobs on other ranches and he’s been helping with the chores at home “since I was old enough to do them.” He’ll stay at Bingaman’s through the wheat and corn harvests and then he plans do a machinist apprenticeship for “maybe a couple of years.” He wants to come back to the area to start his own shop – “when I get smart enough to do that!” He also wants to buy some land and have his own place. Already, he owns some Angus cows and heifers. Justus loves anything to do with agriculture, hunting and fishing. He recently returned from a British White Cattle Association of America meeting in Texas where his dad was elected chairman. Someday, he might like to try working on an Alaskan fishing boat. If he ever takes time off, he enjoys reading about the Civil War era. He is a baptized and confirmed member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Lemmon.

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Haylage & baleage are alternatives to traditional dry hay
Harvesting quality feed stuffs can sometimes be a challenge. It can be especially challenging in late spring or early summer when too often there isn't enough time between rain events to get forages completely cured and dry enough to be baled as dry hay, says Warren Rusche, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist. Rusche says a number of hay producers have explored haylage and baleage as methods that allow them to harvest without needing to deal with rained on forage. "The largest single advantage is that the hay only needs to wilt to about 35 to 45 percent dry matter; it does not have to completely cure," Rusche said. "That means a shorter time interval between cutting and harvest and reduced risk of losing forage nutrients due to rain. Also there should be less leaf shattering by chopping at a higher moisture content which should result in higher quality, more valuable forage." Rusche says there are some tradeoffs to harvesting forage as haylage. "The most obvious is different equipment is needed compared to baling hay," he says of producers needing to either purchase or hire the necessary chopping, hauling and storageequipment - unless the operation already had that equipment on hand. Also, haylage may require more labor. "For instance, there may be a need for one person running the chopping equipment, one hauling away from the field, plus one more running either the bagger or packing tractor; whereas harvesting the forage as baled hay could probably be accomplished with just one person," he said. He encourages producers to remember that once the haylage crop is harvested and stored there won't be any additional labor required. "Baled hay would still need to be loaded, hauled and stacked before the forage could be fed," Rusche said. "A producer also needs to keep in mind that moving haylage involves handling a significant amount of water. This does limit marketing alternatives if the producer decides to sell rather than feed, as dry hay is easier to transport and more marketable." Storage Techniques for Haylage Just as with baled hay, proper storage techniques are necessary to prevent excessive losses before feeding. In the case of haylage, keeping oxygen out of the bag, bunker or silo is critical to keeping dry matter losses to a minimum. "It's very important to sufficiently pack the pile to eliminate air pockets and to increase the density of the bunker," Rusche said. "Bunker silos or piles need to be covered to prevent a layer of spoiled feed stuffs. Also, bags and bunker covers alike need to be checked during the storage period to make sure that there aren't any holes in the plastic to let in air." Baleage 101 Another hay method that is becoming more popular is to use a specialized baler to create high moisture bales, or baleage. In this system, Rusche explains the bale is entirely covered with a plastic wrap to exclude oxygen. "This method eliminates the need for a separate chopper and hauling system, while still allowing a producer to harvest at higher moisture levels," he said. He says the plastic wrapping does present some challenges, however. "First, these bales need to be handled carefully to avoid creating holes and allowing air to contact the forage. Second, there would be a significant amount of plastic to be disposed of with each bale. A producer should consider how that waste would be disposed before adopting this system," Rusche said. Rusche adds that adopting either of these higher moisture harvest methods would lead to some additional expenses for plastic wrap, fuel, labor etc. "The hay producer needs to evaluate that added cost with the potential for improved forage quality and determine if alternatives to dry baled hay make economic sense for their business," he said.

Net return on creep feed
The decision whether to utilize creep feed is one that livestock producers should reevaluate each year, says Heather Larson, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist. "There is not a set of guidelines that say to use or not to use creep feed, in fact, most of the time it is a decisions that should be left up to producer's preference," Larson said. "When producers ask for advice, I suggest they ask themselves a few questions." The first question says a producer needs to ask is, will it actually pay to creep feed? "Sometimes the markets just do not pay for added weight. Projecting the markets is always a guess," Larson said. To determine if creep feeding pays, Larson says a producer needs to determine the cost on return. She shares an example: Let's say you are getting a feed conversion of 5:1(it could be 7:1), creep is costing you $.14/ lb. ($279/ton) and they are consuming 5 pounds a day. For that one pound of gain a day it will cost you $.70 ($.98 on a 7:1). After 90 days and 90 additional pounds you have a cost of $63 for that gain ($88.20 for 7:1). Now let's say that put you in the 6 weights and not the 5 weights. This could be a $.06-$.08 difference in the market or it could be about the same. We are going to say it was a $.07 hit and the market for the 530 pound calf is $178/cwt. and the 6 weights are $171/cwt. The 530 pound calf would bring $943.40 and the 620 pound calf would bring $1060.20. This is a difference of $116.80. Once you take the cost of the creep feed and subtract it from the value added gain you would have a net gain of $53.80 per calf (and a gain of $28.60 on the 7:1 conversion.) "Note the difference in a 2-pound conversion. It is important that the creep feed is kept in check. Sometimes you may have to switch formulas to control intake later in the season," she said. These are potential numbers used and may change at any time. To learn more about this topic and to listen to an iGrow Radio Network interview with Larson, visit iGrow.org.

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The grass and alfalfa aren’t much to brag about, but haying has started anyway. We got almost a half inch of rain on Friday, but no one is expecting much of a hay crop. The legislative committee on Oil and Gas Development met Tuesday in Pierre. I drove down early Monday so I could also attend the governor’s oil and gas taskforce meeting. This area was well represented at both meetings. Harding County Auditor Kathy Glines and Commissioner Robert Johnson participated in both meetings. Sen. Ryan Maher and I are members of the Oil and Gas Committee. Harding County Commissioners Matt DeBow and Dean Wagner, and Harding County ranchers Tim Brown, Dave Niemi, and Ron Slaba came to the legislative committee meeting on Tuesday and gave some very helpful and thought-provoking testimony. Since most of the oil and gas activity in the state is up in this corner, the next meeting of the legislative Oil and Gas Development Committee will be held in Buffalo and Lemmon on July 16 and 17. This created a scheduling problem for some of us. The Great Western Cattle Trail Association meeting was set for July 16 in Spearfish,

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but I called Peggy Ables and we changed the date for the GWCTA meeting to Wednesday, July 18 at 7:00pm at the Western Heritage Center in Spearfish. Spread the word to anyone who might be interested. We hope this works for everyone, because we need to meet before the National Day of the Cowboy celebration at the Heritage Center at the end of July. Just about all the neighbors are done branding now. Bryce and Trig went to Will Larson’s branding on Tuesday. Casey, Taz, and Trig helped Jeremy Stadheim brand his last bunch on Wednesday, while Bryce took a load of rodeo horses over to Matt Teigen to get them shod and Reub made a parts run to Hettinger and Bowman. These guys started haying on Thursday while I sewed some curtains for the bathroom and office in the new shop and hung a mirror in the bathroom over there. We’re planning to have a get-together for all the residents of the Glendo community this summer in the new shop, so we’re trying to get it whipped into shape before the first Saturday in August. If you have any connection to old Glendo, put August 4th on your calendar! Casey and I were the only ones left at the ranch on Friday. Missy took Bryce and several other girls to a basketball camp in Aberdeen Friday and Saturday. Taz went to the college rodeo national finals in Casper Wyoming, and Reub and Trig went to Isabel to get a brand new Kubota. Trig couldn’t wait to show me how everything worked on the new machine, but didn’t even offer to let Grandma drive it! Casey is a director on the MultiCounty Predator Control District and he and I attended the annual predator control meeting in Belle Fourche Saturday evening. Two of the area trappers came, Dudley Bethea from Sturgis and Brad Buscher, the new trapper from Faith. Mike Kintigh and Keith Fisk were there from Game Fish and Parks and Lance Giannonatti and Chance Turbiville came down to get Lance added as one of the official aerial predator pilots. Our predator pilots, Jerry Janvrin, Kurt Simon, Clark Blake, Jim Davis, and Dale Lundgren flew almost 272 hours last year and killed 416 coyotes and 23 fox. The directors up for election this year were Earl Capp and Johnny Johnson. Johnny was re-elected and Earl Capp’s son Dennis replaced his father on the board. Reub and I went to Spearfish Sunday afternoon to help Pete and Nubby Larson celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at the Snapper’s Club. Jeff, Mindy and Will put on a fun party for their parents and a lot of relatives and friends joined in the celebration. Pete’s sister Janie Scofield flew out from Oregon and his twin brothers, Keith and Kenton, came from Montana. A good time was had by all. Congratulations to the happy couple! Kathy (Poljansek) and Doug Donner will be married for 50 years on June 23rd and they want to invite everyone to help them celebrate their 50th anniversary Open House at the Reeder Community Center on July 1 from 2:00 to 4:00. Don’t bring gifts, but please come help them celebrate! Spending Saturday evening with a bunch of predator control pilots reminded me of this: It was time for the 80 year old coyote hunter to go in for his physical to keep his pilot’s license and, since his regular doctor had retired, he got the new doc. Because of the coyote hunter’s age, the new doctor checked him over thoroughly and pronounced him to be in remarkably good health. His eyesight was keen, his lungs were clear and his heart was ticking as regularly as a clock. Doc wondered

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what contributed to the old guy’s remarkably good health. The hunter couldn’t think of anything special. Said it must just be due to clean living. ”I get up at the crack of dawn to hunt coyotes so I usually turn in pretty early. Since I like a clear head while I’m flying, I stay away from strong drink and I’ve put out too many prairie fires to be a smoker.” The doc didn’t think life style was enough to explain his longevity, so he asked the hunter how old his father had been when he died. “Oh, he’s not dead. He’s a hundred years old this year and in fine form.” replied the hunter, “I took him hunting with me this morning. He’s my gunner,” Intrigued, the doctor asked how old the coyote hunter’s grandfather had been when he died. The hunter replied, “Did I say he died? He’s very much alive at 118. In fact, he just got married again last Saturday.” The doctor was amazed, but curious. He asked, “Why on earth would a man that old want to get married?” To which the hunter replied, “Did I say he wanted to?”

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The power of relaxation… or maybe the power washer

BECKMAN, CHERINA, MILK REFUND, 7.00; BECKMAN, JENNY, MEALS REFUND, 41.25; BISON FOOD STORE, SUPPLIES, 92.26; BUER, JOHN, MEALS REFUND, 12.00; BURDINE, DONNA, MEALS REFUND, 15.00; CASS CLAY CREAMERY, FOOD, 227.00; COLLINS, HEIDI, MILK REFUND, 14.00; HENDRICKSON, DANA, MEALS REFUND, 108.00; HULM, CINDY, MILK REFUND, 7.00; JOHNSON, CATHY, MEALS REFUND, 30.00; JOHNSON-BROCKEL, JEAN, MILK & MEALS REFUND, 15.00; KAHLER, DARLA, MILK REFUND, 14.00; KOLB, DAPHNE, MEALS REFUND, 18.75; KOPREN, WADE, MEALS REFUND, 3.20; LUNDBERG, TODD, MILK REFUND, 21.00; MACKABEN, JOSH, MILK REFUND, 7.00; MCKINSTRY, SAMI, MILK REFUND, 14.00; MOODY, DARLA, MEALS REFUND, 18.00; PALMER, BRISTOL, MILK REFUND, 7.00; SANDGREN, MARCI, MEALS REFUND, 39.00; SCHALESKY, FAYE, MEALS REFUND, 18.00; SEIM, BOB, MILK REFUND, 5.95; SEIM, TALLY MILK REFUND, 21.00; SNASD, REGISTRATION FEE, 85.00; SYSCO FOOD SERVICES OF ND, FOOD, 534.01; WOLFF, MARY, MILK REFUND, 13.30 TOTAL SCHOOL LUNCH 1,387.72 Total Payroll for May -$86,110.57, Elementary-$21,507.96; Jr High$3,360.05; Secondary-$15,783.30; Title-$5,863.10; Guidance-$336.58; Library-$3,345.08; Network-$174.00; Supt-$5,291.67; Secretaries-$3,639.81; Fiscal-$2,455.65; Custodial-$3,678.23; Route Driver-$215.62; Early Retirement-1,271.37; Co-curricular$6,561.77; Special Ed-$9,396.88; School Lunch-$3,229.50 DELEGATIONS Roxie Seaman spoke to the board about the Title I Parent Involvement policy. 141. Motion by Besler, second by Beckman to authorize the Business Manager to make the necessary contingency transfers for the 2011-2012 fiscal year. Motion carried.

By: Jill Pertler It was to be an extended weekend of relaxation at the lake. I held a book firmly in hand, ready to spend some overdue quality one-on-one time on the deck with my summer reading. My husband ran a quick errand to town and returned just as I read the first words of chapter one. He opened the rear hatch of the vehicle and struggled to remove something large and heavy. My curiosity piqued, I set the book down and leaned forward in my chair to get a better view. “Need any help?” I asked. (Famous last words.) “That would be great,” he said. “This will only take a minute.” (More famous last words.) I joined him at the rear bumper to view what can only be called a mechanically monstrous contraption. I recognized the machine as some sort of yard work implement, of which type I wasn’t sure. It wasn’t a lawn mower – although it had two tires, an engine and a handle. It wasn’t a sprinkler, although it did have a hose attachment. It wasn’t a snow blower, because this is summer, after all. I looked at my husband with what must have been a quizzical expression. “It’s a pressure washer,” he said with the pride of a guy who is secure in his knowledge of lawn tools. “Just wait ‘til you see how this takes the dirt and grime off the cabin.” I had to admit, our place had its fair share of dirty grime, not to mention grimy dirt. “It’s ours for the next four hours,” he said. “Help me get it set up and you can give her a try.” I noted his generosity and followed him across the yard. He attached the gizmo to our spigot and allowed me first crack at the water-shooting portion of the implement, which is technically called a spray wand, but looks and feels a whole lot more like an Uzi. Harry Potter carries a wand and wears a cape and spectacles. The Terminator carries an Uzi and wears a leather jacket and really cool sunglasses. Enough said. The mechanism sat securely under my right elbow. My left hand supported the barrel. With index finger resting firmly on the trigger, I was locked and loaded and prepared to terminate some serious dirt. My husband turned on the water and motioned for me to give her a pull. I’ve never made myself familiar with guns; can’t say as I’ve ever fired anything larger than one that shoots BBs, but the power of this Uzi-like washer gizmo under my unassuming index finger felt good. It felt mighty good. I pulled again. And again. I took aim and shot a steady stream at the mildew and moss growing on the fascia. Muck and dirt fled my unyielding flow of H2O. With the power of nearly three gallons per minute shooting out from my Uzi wand with the force of 2600 psi, I became unrelenting – a com-

DATE: June 11, 2012 TIME HELD: 7:00 p.m. KIND OF MEETING: Regular WHERE HELD: Boardroom MEMBERS PRESENT: Beckman, Besler, Kvale, Hershey MEMBERS ABSENT: Arneson OFFICERS AND OTHERS PRESENT: Supt. Kraemer, Business Manager Crow, Assistant Business Manager Johnson, Marci BrownleeKari, Angie Thompson, Roxie Seaman, Teddi Carlson CHAIRMAN KVALE CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER WITH A CALL FOR THE SALUTE TO THE FLAG.



CONSENT AGENDA 133. Motion by Beckman, second by Hershey to approve the consent agenda with the following additions: Add 12a Audit Approval, 12b Run-off Election (SDHSAA), 12c Parent Involvement Policy (Title Funding), 12d Estimate for redoing classroom floors, 12e Contract with SD Dept of Health, 12f Approve increase in attorney fees, and to approve the financial reports and the minutes of the May 14, 2012 Regular Meeting. Motion carried.


PENSION FUND TRANSFER 142. Motion by Besler, second by Hershey to utilize $35,000 from the Pension Fund to supplement the General Fund. Motion carried. RUN-OFF ELECTION BALLOT (SDHSAA) 143. Motion by Beckman, second by Besler to cast ballot for Jason Uttermark Motion carried.

AUDIT APPROVAL 144. Motion by Hershey, second by Beckman to approve Cahill, Bauer & Associates to perform the audit of the 2011-2012 fiscal year. Motion carried. TITLE I PARENT INVOLVEMENT POLICY The board heard the first reading of the Title I Parent Involvement Policy

CLASSROOM FLOORS 145. Motion by Besler, second by Hershey to remove carpet and refinish underlying hardwood floors in the high school classrooms. Motion carried. CONTRACT WITH SD DEPT OF HEALTH 146. Motion by Beckman, second by Hershey to approve a contract with the SD Department of Health to provide health screenings for the Bison School. Motion carried.

APPROVE INCREASE IN ATTORNEY FEES 147. Motion by Beckman, second by Besler to accept the hourly rate of the school’s attorney, Tom Harmon, at $120 per hour. Motion carried.


BUS CONTRACT 135. Motion by Hershey, second by Beckman to increase Gene Smith’s mileage rate by $.08 for the 2012-2013 school year. Motion carried.

mando of sorts. I blasted a spider web and made my way down the exterior of the house, headed for the grunge of the deck. I was on a roll and in control. Who knew a pressure washer could bring about such pleasure? The kids wanted a turn. I shooed them away with a flick of my wrist and a spray of the gun. Mama’s got a new toy and she ain’t sharing. This was too big a job for their inexperienced hands. Besides, my husband already had dibs on the next go ‘round. We took turns all afternoon, finishing with minutes to spare on our four-hour rental. Still grimy from our day’s work, my husband and I made the trip to town to return the washer. As we pulled into the hardware store parking lot, he turned to me with enduring and endearing love in his eyes. “I was wondering,” he wondered, “what you thought about painting the deck tomorrow?” I wiped the remnants of a soggy

dead leaf from my hair. How could a girl say no to a proposition like that? We picked out paint colors and got to work early the next morning. So much for an extended three days of relaxation at the lake. My book sat on the deck chair all weekend. Some say summer reading is over-rated. I wouldn’t know. At least not yet. Follow Slices of Life on Facebook. Jill Pertler is an award-winning syndicated columnist and author of “The Do-It-Yourselfer’s Guide to Self-Syndication” Email her at pertmn@qwest.net; or visit her website at http://marketing-bydesign.home.mchsi.com/.

137. Motion by Besler, second by Beckman to approve the remaining returned teaching and non certified contracts. Motion carried.

TEACHING CONTRACTS 136. Motion by Besler, second by Hershey to approve the hiring of Elizabeth Bonacci to teach High School English, and Ruth Hobbs to teach High School Math. Motion carried.

EXECUTIVE SESSION 148. Motion by Beckman, second by Hershey to enter executive session to discuss a student issue. Motion carried. Chairman Kvale declared the meeting in Executive Session at 8:50 p.m. At 9:00 p.m. Chairman Kvale declared the meeting back in regular session. NORTHWEST AREA SCHOOL EDUCATION COOPERATIVE REPORT Dan Beckman gave a brief report of the NWAS monthly meeting.

SDSDBF CONTRACT 138. Motion by Beckman, second by Besler to approve the contract with South Dakota School Districts Benefit Fund reflecting new rates for health insurance premiums. Motion carried. TITLE AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE 139. Motion by Hershey, second by Beckman to approve Mr. Kraemer as the Title Authorized Representative. Motion carried.

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BUDGET DISCUSSION The preliminary budget for the 20122013 fiscal year was reviewed at length. 140. Motion by Hershey, second by Besler to authorize Darren Jackson to form a Jazz Band and be paid $1680. Roll call vote: Hershey, aye; Besler, aye; Kvale, aye; Beckman, nay. Motion carried. CONTINGENCY TRANSFER

SUPERINTENDENT REPORT The Warwick Basketball Camp was held in Bison on May 21 and May 22. BHSU Volleyball Camp is underway this week in Bison Summer School has begun Summer grounds and building maintenance is well underway SDHSAA’s constitutional amendment regarding open enrollment fell just short of passing Pat Sigler will come to Bison on June 26 to look at the site of the new shop building and get input for the drawings The new walk-in freezer has been trouble-free There will be many agenda items on next month’s agenda to close out the fiscal year, and commence the new fiscal year. ADJOURNMENT 149. Motion by Hershey, second by Besler to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried. Chairman Kvale adjourned the meeting at 9:10 p.m. Daniel Kvale, Chairman Colette Johnson Asst. Bus. Mgr.

[Published June 21, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $115.16.]

Cash on Hand 05-1-12 Invested in Securities Receipts: Local Sources Interest Taxes Misc Intermediate Sources: Co. Apportionment State Sources State Aid Mineral Lease Total Receipts Loan Repayment Total Disbursements Cash on Hand 05-31-12 Invested in Securities IMPACT AID FUND Receipts Loan Repayment Ending Balance GENERAL FUND $13,369.17 717,890.65 222.84 164,585.61 1,576.01 796.87 32,185.00 16,548.00 215,914.33 CAP OUTLAY 5,473.72 474,423.87 174.22 79,309.41 SPEC ED 4,501.33 22,246.33


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PENSION 68,849.02 11,894.22 T&A 35,775.28

8.10 55,525.54

The smile is the most frequently used facial expression. A smile can use anywhere from a pair of 5 to 53 facial muscles.

SCHOOL LUNCH FUND Receipts Disbursement Ending

$56,419.41 0.00 25,000.00 $81,419.41 $4816.95 4163.87 5919.64 $3061.18 60.00

115,807.85 14,139.66 $817,226.64

7,824.42 5,639.30 $545,907.50


55,533.64 25,000.00 13,863.91 4,137.42 $39,279.97

11,894.22 $78,743.24


9,043.57 $33,612.90

TRUST & AGENCY Receipts Special Clearings/Field Trip FFA/X-tra Cash from Trivia Games FFA/Crystalx Coupon Sales Juniors/Prom Admission FFA/Slave Auction Yearbook/ Sales Thespians/T-Shirt Thespians/T-Shirt Special Clearings/ Children’s Theatre General Fund/ Advance Payments Thespians/T-Shirt FCCLA/Fees Yearbook/Sales Thespians/T-Shirts Dacotah Bank/Interest

80.00 290.00 325.00 4010.00 40.75 22.00 21.00 500.00 1200.33 21.50 138.00 105.00 66.00 1.61

[Published June 21, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $219.44.]

Disbursements Storybook Island/Field Trip 40.00 Bear Country USA/Field Trip20.00 Mobridge Youth Org./ Track Entry 80.00 Hill City Letter Club/ Golf Entry 80.00 Newell High School/ Golf Entry 40.00 Karen Voller/Prom Music 400.00 CEB Sioux Relays/ Track Entry 80.00 Christian Wolff/ FFA Fundraising 100.00 Christi Ryen/Supplies 246.43 Christi Ryen/Supplies 53.26 Stumps/Prom Supplies 319.28 Anderson’s/Prom Supplies 426.83 Christi Ryen/Supplies 29.63 Fairfield Inn & Suites /FFA Rooms 1375.80 Dakota Players/ Children’s Theatre 1645.51 National FFA/Supplies 339.25 Petty Cash/Postage 56.95 Petty Cash/St. Cash for Ch. Theatre 500.00 Boulder Canyon Country Club/Golf Entry 60.00 Fairfield Inn & Suites/ 352.18 FFA Rooms Joyce Matthews/ 39.19 FCCLA Sr. Gifts 17.22 Joyce Matthews/Supplies Best Western Ramkota/ 894.02 FCCLA Rooms 164.99 Joyce Matthews/Supplies Bison School Lunch/ 7.50 Children’s Theatre 322.70 Gene Smith/Van Rental Elks Golf Course/ 68.00 Practice Round Christi Ryen/Supplies 185.71 Hill City Schools/ 62.40 Regional Golf Meet

USPS/Postage Lemmon School Dist/ Reg. Track Meet Gene Smith/Contract Busing Grand Electric/ Add’l Medical Premium The Flower Box/ Graduation Flowers


161.85 759.22 2.00 90.00

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Date: June 6, 2012 Present: Commissioners Schweitzer, Foster, Ottman, Gochenour and Henderson and Finance Officer Chapman Others Present: Shane Penfield, Tracy Buer, Kelly Serr, Rownea Gerbracht, Darlene Lockert, Loyson Carda, Ida Schmidt, Juell Chapman, Luke Clements, Max Matthews, Gary Larson, Jens Hansen, Susan Anderson, Greg Fried, Bernice Kari, Dave Kopren, Allan Palmer, Bob Parker, Charlie Verhulst, Rachel Eggebo, Dan Kvale, Beth Hulm, press

JD Financial, repairs, 1,816.35; K Klemann, contract pay, 500.00; Lar-Jo’s, supplies, 714.36; Lemmon Rodeo Grandstand, subsidy, 2,500.00; Lemmon Jr Livestock, subsidy, 3,500.00;Lemmon Leader, subscription, 36.00; Lycox Enterprises Inc, repairs, 2,430.55; Lyle Signs, supplies, 62.69; A McGinnis, travel, 70.30; McLeod’s Printing, supplies, 37.45; Meade Co, jail board, 2,255.00; Mom’s Place, supplies, 44.00; Northwest Farm Supply, supplies, 120.16; Pamida, jail meds, 18.99; Perkins County Fair, subsidy, 12,500.00; Perkins Co Conservation, subsidy, 10,500.00; Perkins Co Master Gardner’s, supplies, 7.00; Pharchem, testing, 63.00; SBM, maintenance, 41.33; I Schmidt, travel, 70.16; SD DOT, prof fees, 266.27; Sheehan Mack, repairs, 332.76; State Animal Cont Fund, pred, 6,044.39; SW Grain, fuel, 27,244.80; Tennant’s Auto, maintenance, 58.91; Tessier’s Inc, maintenance, 1,177.59; Thunder Butte Spraying, maint, 300.00; Town of Bison, utilities, 223.03; Verizon Wireless, utilities, 120.03; VISA, travel, 369.06; West Group, law books, 567.70; WR Telephone, utilities, 866.99. HLS Grant: Datamaxx, EM subsidy, 2,034.75; City of Deadwood, EM Fire subsidy, 9,607.00; Federal Signal Corp, EM subsidy, 11,535.55; Lawrence County, EM subsidy, 37,690.85; Meade County, EM subsidy, 800.00. Adjournment Gochenour moved, Henderson seconded to adjourn the meeting at 4:00 p.m. The next regular meeting of the Perkins County Commission will be held on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the Perkins County Courthouse. ATTEST: Sylvia Chapman, Finance Officer A P PROVED: Mike Schweitzer, Chairman -

Perkins County Commission Regular Meeting

Call to Order Chairman Schweitzer called the regular June meeting to order at 10:00 a.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Minutes The minutes of the May 8, 2012 meeting were reviewed. Henderson moved, Ottman seconded to approve the minutes as presented, motion carried. The minutes of the Special Teleconference Meeting from May 24, 2012 were reviewed. Foster moved, Henderson seconded to approve the minutes as presented, motion carried.

Waste Tire Grant Agreement Ottman moved, Gochenour seconded to authorize Chairman Schweitzer as signatory on the Waste Tire Grant Agreement, motion carried. 2001 Crown Victoria Bids Four sealed bids were received for the 2001 Ford Crown Victoria. Foster moved, Ottman seconded to open the sealed bids on the 2001 Ford Crown Victoria. Mike Lemburg - $655.55 Steve Senn - $459.62 Ludwig Schmidt - $600.00 Brad Burckhalter - $777.77

county for Region 8. The grant funding from the federal government has been reduced, the award process is competitive and the application process has been restructured. Perkins County will be in Region 4 and will be allowed two representatives on the regional review board. Gochenour moved, Foster seconded to accept HLS grant funds in the amount of $77,096.48, to auto-supplement 226222-454 – $37,690.85; 226-211-454 – and 226-221-454 – 27,465.00 $11,940.63 and to transfer the following equipment: Lawrence County $37,690.85; Meade County - $800.00 and Spearfish Fire Dept - $9,607.00; Lead VFD - $2,333.63; Corson County Sheriff - $18,591.00; Butte County Sheriff - $8,074.00, motion carried.

Monthly Reports Finance Officers Account with the Deputy Finance Officer - To the Honorable Board of County Commissioners Perkins County: I hereby submit the following report of my examination of the cash and cash items in the hands of the Deputy Finance Officer of this County as of May 31, 2012, Sylvia Chapman, Finance Officer, Perkins County. Total amount of deposits in banks $60,742.65, Total amount of actual cash $150.69; Insured Money Market $2,359,889,88; Dakota Plains Federal Credit Union membership fee $10.04; Certificates of Deposit $495,531.04; South Dakota FIT $101,495.23; Total $3,017,819.53. The total represents state, county, schools, cities and township funds, which will be transferred to each entity of government after being apportioned. Sheriff ’s Fees in the amount of $304.40 were reviewed. Sheriff car logs were reviewed. Motor Vehicle fees for the month of May, 2012 were reviewed. Register of Deeds fees in the amount of $1,607.23 were reviewed. Longevity increases of 10¢ per hour were realized for: Patrick Clark – June 2, 2012 and Tracy Buer – June 9, 2012. Township Bonds Ottman moved, Foster seconded to approve the following township bonds: Flat Creek Clerk and Treasurer; Wells Barrett Clerk and Treasurer; Clerk/Treasurer; and Duell Clerk/Treasurer, motion carried.

Gochenour moved, Ottman seconded to reject all bids and to re-advertise with a minimum bid of $2,000, motion carried.

Highway Department Superintendent Buer gave his Monthly Project and Maintenance Report. A lengthy discussion was held on the bids opened at the May 8th Commission Meeting for a new Semi Tractor Truck. Ottman moved, Foster seconded to reject all bids, motion carried. Gochenour moved, Foster seconded to allow Buer to purchase a truck that meets specifications up to $50,000, (which is less than the 80% allowed by law) motion carried. Budget – Buer presented his 2013 Budget request. He would like to accumulate funds for a new capitol project in 2013. He suggested putting aside $150,000 each year. He would also like to increase his equipment budget in 2013. Additional work will be done on the wage portion of the budget. Bentley Building Office Space Juell Chapman and Luke Clements were present on behalf of the Town of Bison and Max Matthews, Jens Hanson and Gary Larson were present on behalf of the Perkins County Fair Board to discuss the offices located in the Bentley Building. The Town of Bison is not interested in renting the office space at this time.

Budget Perkins County Conservation District representatives Susan Anderson and Greg Fried requested the same subsidy allocation as last year, $21,000. Tri-County Conservation District mailed in their subsidy request of $10,000. Their allocation in 2012 was $2,850. Charlie Verhulst represented the Sorum Fire Department. Their subsidy request was the same as 2012 $5000. Bernice Kari represented the Bison Senior Citizens and requested the same subsidy amount as 2012 - $1,250. Rachel Eggebo, Luke Clements and Dan Kvale were present on behalf of Bison Economic Development. They recently hired an Economic Development Director and requested a subsidy amount of $20,000 for 2013. The 2012 subsidy amount is $8,000. Bob Parker requested the same subsidy as 2012, $4,000 plus reimbursement of their insurance, for the Lodgepole Fire Department. Meadow Fire Department sent a letter of request for $4,500 plus reimbursement of their insurance for 2013. The amount was the same in 2012. Bison Fire Department was represented by Dave Kopren, Luke Clements and Allan Palmer. They requested $25,000 for 2013. The 2012 subsidy amount was $20,000. Register of Deeds reviewed her 2013 budget needs with the commission. Kelly Serr reviewed the budget requests for the Sheriff ’s Office, Jail and Emergency Management. Ida Schmidt presented the budget request for the 4-H office. Director of Equalization Rownea Gerbracht reviewed her 2013 budget.

The Commission recessed for lunch at 12:25 p.m. The Commission reconvened at 1:10 p.m.

The terms of four Perkins County Conservation District Supervisors will expire on December 31, 2012. 1 term is for four (4) years landowner or occupier #1; 1 term is for two (2) years landowner or occupier #3; 1 term is for four (4) years taxpayer of real property; and 1 term is for four (4) years urban member. Anyone desiring to be a candidate for these positions must file a petition with the County Auditor. All petitions must be signed and filed on or before July 2, 2012. Petitions are at the Perkins County Conservation District Office in Bison, SD. [Published June 21 and June 28, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $16.26.]


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Primary Election Canvas The Commission canvassed the 2012 Primary Election. Henderson moved, Foster seconded to approve the Canvas Results for the 2012 Primary Election, motion carried.

[Published June 21, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $129.60.]

Liquor License Renewals Ottman moved, Gochenour seconded to approve Willis Kopren’s application for renewal of the Malt Beverage/Farm Wine License PF-8119 for the Buzz Stop, motion carried. Henderson moved, Ottman seconded to approve Lisa Wagner’s application for renewal of the Off-Sale Malt Beverage License PB-1700 for Smoky’s Bar & Grill, motion carried. Foster moved, Gochenour seconded to approve Wirehair LLC’s application for renewal of the Malt Beverage On-Off Sale Malt License RB-19071 for the Summerville Store, motion carried. HLS Grant EM Kelly Serr reviewed the 2012 HLS Grant Program’s new format. Perkins County will no longer be the lead

Town of Bison Discussion was held on Coleman Avenue. No action was taken until further research has been done. Fair Board Budget The Fair Board members presented the 2013 budget request. The request remains the same with the exception of an allowance for the utilities at the Bentley Building which are currently covered under the Extension budget. Gary Larson addressed the board concerning the possibility of having the 4H Advisor’s office returned to the Bentley Building if the offices are not rented out. The site is more spacious and more convenient for 4-H Advisor Ida Schmidt. The consensus of the Commission was to leave the office in the courthouse.

Claims Gochenour moved, Foster seconded to pay Ida Schmidt’s voucher less the mileage, motion carried. The following vouchers were presented and approved for payment: May payroll: 75,430.41; IRS, fica, 4,956.04; SD Retirement, retirement, 3,930.74; Delta Dental, insurance, 986.94; Lincoln Mutual, insurance, 123.12; SDSDBF, insurance, 18,598.29; Loyson Carda, travel, 207.20; JoAnne Seim, travel, 333.00; A&B Business, supplies, 724.29; A+Repair, repairs, 820.65; Best Western, travel, 347.96; BH Council of Local Gov’t, fees, 2,522.00; Prairie Community Health, testing, 92.00; Bison Courier, publishing, 622.17; Bison Food, supplies, 68.90; Bison Implement, repairs/suppl, 2,769.85; T Buer, repairs/travel, 226.11; Butler Machinery, repairs, 29.82; Chapman’s Electronics, repairs, 94.95; S Chapman, supplies, 19.45; Current Connection, supplies/equip, 2,239.34; Dakota Business, supplies, 20.00; Dakota Feed, supplies, 633.50; Dakota Fluid, repairs, 115.64; Dakota Herald, publishing, 1,201.17; Dakota Lodge, travel, 50.00; DS Solutions, supplies, 300.00; Eido Printing, publishing, 42.00; Election, salary, 3,933.51; Election, travel, 684.87;Election, rent, 210.00; Evergreen, supplies, 105.25; Fink Dirtmoving, road maint, 91.80; Five Co Hospital, blood testing, 44.50; G&O Paper, supplies, 289.00; R Gerbracht, travel, 211.02; Grand Electric, utilities, 1,333.82; Holiday Inn, travel, 231.00;

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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 be working with young children (ages 3-5) and their families. Strong communication skills, experience working with families, and a valid driver’s license are required. Head Start experience is preferred. Due to Head Start mandates a minimum of an AA in Early Childhood or an Associate Degree in a related field and coursework equivalent to a major relating to early childhood

Thank you, people of Bison and the surrounding area, for supporting the recent rummage sale held in support of our local troops in the Middle East. Thank you to those who donated items to the cause and to the shoppers who bought them. Proceeds were used to purchase a wide variety of snacks and toiletry items, which were mailed this week in Care Packages to 10 soldiers who have Perkins County ties. The Jolly Ranchers 4H Club would sincerely like to thank the Bison Food Store for partnering with us and providing the outlet for the sale of the Memorial Day wreaths and vases. We are so grateful for your support and for all the services you offer to our community!! Many thanks to all the people who supported us and bought the wreaths. We will be back next year!!

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#1566318 Lemmon Nutrition Support
Part Time starting wage between $8.67 - $10.32 To apply for these or any other job listings, please contact the Spearfish Department of Labor office at 642-6900 or online at www.sdjobs.org

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Thank you to the Meadow and Glad Valley Fire Departments for your quick response to the fires on our land. A special thanks to Todd and Tether Lundburg for helping Katie and for bringing your disc. Also thanks to the Tom Munyon family for coming to the lightening fires. Gary and Lori Wilken and Family

Bison Volunteer Fire Department 3rd Annual Party in the Park
Entertainment by 21 - Twenty Bison Lion' Club Park s Saturday, June 30 - 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. $10 minimum donation per person All ages welcome Come and Join the Fun!

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