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Volume 30 Number 19 October 25, 2012

Includes Tax


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

Bison Courier
BUCYRUS Looking like something out of an apocalyptic Hollywood film, much of the small town of Bucyrus was burned to the ground after being swept up in a raging wildfire Wednesday. Aided by winds in excess of 60 mph, a fire estimated by firefighters to be nearly 10 miles long continued to burn into the night in Adams County, swallowing up several homes in its path and causing evacuations and panic. Homes were seen burning or burned to the ground as of 9 p.m., decimating structures and sending residents scrambling. As of late Wednesday night, there were no reports of injuries. Ive never seen anything like this, said Scranton Fire Chief Ryan Schumacher. Everything is burned here. The town is basically gone. Schumacher said he knew of at least three homes that had been destroyed and added that there were nine fire departments that he knew of assisting. Highway 12 was shut down for several miles in Adams County with nearly every

Gossman awarded Distinguished Service Award

Bucyrus burns: Small town faces tough road after fire devastation
utility pole for at least a three-mile stretch burning or completely gone. With smoke thick and heavy, red-hot embers blew about rapidly in the continuous strong winds. Surrounded by flames, the railroad that heads through Bucyrus was shut down. As far as we can tell, the fire stretches from the Highway 12 intersection east to mile marker 69, said Shawn Peterson of the Adams County Sheriff s Office. Its a long stretch. There are little fires popping up all around its not a good situation. Only a handful of homes remained standing into the night as dozens of firefighters worked to contain the blaze. At the 2010 U.S. Census, the population for Bucyrus was listed at 27. The cause of the blaze was unknown, although officials believed it may have started from a previous fire in the area. Bucyrus has been pretty much completely lost, Adams County States Attorney Aaron Roseland said. The fire started at about 2 p.m. or 3 p.m. about a mile west of the 104-year-old town. The city was evacuated at 5 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. By about 8 p.m., the North Dakota Department of Transportation shut down Highway 12 from its intersection with Highway 22 to Hettinger. Hettinger was in the clear, Roseland said. But they were watching it through the night for flare ups as winds continued to blow. Were ongoing with efforts to try to make sure that people who need shelter have shelter at our local armory, Roseland said. Emergency services from Adams County, Bison, S.D., Bowman County, Hettinger, Lemmon, S.D., Lodgepole, S.D., Mott, Reeder, Regent, Reva, S.D. and Scranton were assisting with firefighting, he said. The Red Cross was also in Hettinger. Weve got some trucks that are over there, Lemmon Fire Chief Harlen Hess said. Were standing by to do what we can do for them, but I dont think its a threat to the continued on page 14

Men in ski masks rob New England bank

Jan Gossman, Librarian at the Bison Public Library, with her award. Jan Gossman, Library Director at Bison Public Library, was awarded the Distinguished Service Award at the annual conference of the South Dakota Library Association. The Distinguished Service Award honors a member who has furthered the development of libraries in South Dakota and has performed exemplary service for an extended period of time. Jan Gossman was recognized for her many years of service which led to the establishment and improvement of library services for Bison and the surrounding community. Nominators noted her many years of work to assure that the library was properly housed and her excellent customer service.
NEW ENGLAND Law enforcement is looking for two possibly three suspects linked to an armed robbery early Thursday at American Bank Center. Two armed men wearing darkcolored ski masks reportedly entered the bank from a next door alleyway and approached a bank teller, who followed the robbers instruction and placed a known amount of money in a laptop bag, according to a press release from the Hettinger County Sheriff s Office. Chief Deputy Josh Monson with the Hettinger County Sheriff s Office said the incident occurred between 8:15 and 8:20 a.m. Thursday and no one was injured. The suspects are believed to have gotten into a dark grey or dark green compact pickup before leaving. One suspect is a white male, approximately 6-feet tall and weighs between 165 pounds to 170 pounds. He wore a light blue jean jacket and dark blue and carried a sawed-off pump shotgun with a light colored wood stock. A second suspect is approximately 5-foot, 6-inches tall, weighs 155 pounds and has long, dark hair pulled back in a ponytail. He wore a red bandanna tied around his neck, a black sweatshirt/jacket, dark pants and black shoes, and he carried a large-frame revolver with a 6- or 8-inch barrel. The possible third suspect is a white male who wore a brimmed hat and was driving a dark green or dark gray compact pickup, possibly a Ford Ranger. It has been suggested that the men may have been involved in break-ins at homes in New England, but North Dakota Highway Patrol Sgt. Dan Haugen said that is not true. Two house alarms were activated at 11:30 a.m. but contrary to rumors, the two isolated alarms had nothing to do with the bank robbery suspects, he said. American Bank Center is offering a reward for information leading to an arrest, according to the Sheriff s Office press release. Most importantly, all of the employees are safe and no one was hurt, Stan Koppinger, president/CEO of the American Bank Center, told The Dickinson Press. But due to the investigation, Koppinger was unable to comment further, he said. Several people outside of American Bank Center on Thursday also declined comment. Law enforcement, including North Dakota Highway Patrol and Hettinger County Sheriff s Office, were highly visible around New England in the hours following the incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact state radio at 800472-2121. Reprinted with permission from the Dickinson Press

The Veterans Day program will be on Monday, November 12 at 2:30 P.M. in the Bison School gym.

Highlights & Happenings

ginning November 1st.

Reminder: October 31, 2012 is the due date for the last half of taxes. Interest and penalty will accrue be-

Moreau Townships October 30th meeting set for 7:00p.m. at the Dennis Welter Residence continued on page 20

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Page 2 The Bison Courier Thursday, October 25, 2012 Nutrition Site Menu
Pork chops w/celery sauce sweet potatoes green beans fresh fruit

Bison School completes account ability and assessment report

Bison School District has completed the required annual Accountability and Assessment Report. This report includes data on the state, district, high school, junior high and elementary levels based on the Dakota Step tests. Copies of the report for parents were sent home with students last week on Wednesday, October 17. Copies were also placed in the Main Office at Bison School, the Bison Post Office and the Bison Public Library. More information is available at the SD Department Education website at of doe.sdgov/reportcard or by calling Bison School.

Secretary of State Jason Gant encourages students to participate in mock election

Secretary of State Jason Gant is encouraging students, teachers, and parents to participate in The My Voice National Student Mock Election on November 1. The mock election gives students across the country the opportunity to cast their votes for candidates in both the federal and state elections. It also provides a forum for them to talk about the issues they care about this fall and beyond. Student voting begins on October 25 and culminates on the National Mock Election day, November 1, in advance of the election. South Dakota students, teachers, and parents are encouraged to take part by registering their schools online at or South Dakota young voters are given the opportunity to participate in the voting process while learning about the importance of using their own voice to share their perspectives on important issues, said Gant. For the first time the National Student Mock Election will take place entirely online, as will student polling on statewide and national topics, social issues, education, and local communities. Educators are encouraged to use the free materials and curriculum developed for the program to create thoughtful lessons leading up to and around the upcoming election of the president, U.S. senators and representatives, and state elected officials. This program, a digital initiative of the Pearson Foundation, builds on the 30-year history of the National Student Mock Election, the leading program in student voice. Co-founded by Edward Stanley and Gloria Kirshner in 1980 as the National Student/Parent Mock Election, it still stands as the worlds largest national mock election after three decades and 18 elections It is never too early to start empowering our future leaders to be involved and share their opinions about the issues currently facing our state and nation, stated Secretary Gant. For more information and to register to vote, go to www. or

Thursday, October 25

Friday, October 26
Mexican chicken soup unsalted crackers fruit slaw fruit crisp

Monday, October 29
Hamburger on w/w bun hash browns baked beans tomato slices on lettuce pears Turkey ala king mashed potatoes peas lime perfection salad orange

Bucyrus disaster relief fund established at Dakota Plains FCU

Dakota Plains Federal Credit Unions President/CEO Peter Butterfield announced today that the credit union has established a Bucyrus Disaster Relief Fund at their Hettinger, ND branch. The credit union will accept donations from anyone wanting to help the fire victims. Donations may be made payable to: Bucyrus ND Disaster Relief Fund, c/o Dakota Plains Federal Credit Union, 221 S. Main St., PO Box 1020, Hettinger, ND 58639. In addition, Dakota Plains FCU has established a $50,000 pool of low-interest loans for members who have been affected by the fire. New members will also be eligible for the loans. The maximum loan amount will be $5,000 per household. The APR will be 1.5% to be paid back in 60 months. These loans will be administered through the credit unions Lemmon, South Dakota or Hettinger, North Dakota branches only. Bucyrus, a small farming community located in South Western North Dakota, was devastated by a fire that took place on Wednesday, October 17. While there were no major injuries, the property loss was immense for the town that has a population of 27, according to the latest census. The state fire marshal is investigating the cause of the fire that also destroyed about 70 electrical power poles and temporarily closed U.S. Highway 12. The area has been extremely dry this fall and winds were reported to be as high as 71 mph the day of the fire. Headquartered in Bismarck, Credit Union Association of the Dakotas (CUAD) is the trade association serving credit unions in the Dakotas. CUAD serves 73 credit unions in North and South Dakota, serving over 406,000 members, with assets in excess of $4.6 billion. For more information about CUAD visit our website at

Tuesday, October 30

Wednesday, October 31
Sweet & sour pork oven baked brown rice steamed broccoli apricots

Over-width baled livestock feed hauling extended 60 days in South Dakota

Gov. Dennis Daugaard has extended an Executive Order to haul over-width baled livestock feed until Dec. 21, 2012, in South Dakota. The Executive Order states that, upon receipt of a permit, permission is granted to move overwidth baled livestock feed not exceeding 12-feet-wide or 15-feethigh for two hours after sunset and two hours before sunrise. The order allows movement of overwidth baled livestock feed until cessation of the drought emergency, or no later than Dec. 21. Over-width vehicles must be equipped with flashing or rotating white or amber warning lights on each side of the loads widest extremity. The warning lights must be clearly visible to motorists approaching from the front and rear. Movement under the Executive Order is valid only for baled livestock feed. This years persistent drought conditions have left livestock producers across South Dakota with inadequate feed supplies, said South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture Walt Bones. Increasing hauling height and width restrictions for baled hay will allow producers to move feed in a more efficient manner. The normal size restriction on South Dakota highway loads is 14feet, 3-inches high and 8-feet, 6inches wide. Although height and width restrictions for baled livestock feed have been temporarily increased by Executive Order, several highways in the state have width and height restrictions in place because of construction or permanent structures that cannot accommodate such large loads. Truckers are encouraged to check their routes ahead of time for those restrictions. For information on permits, contact a South Dakota port of entry or call 800-637-3255.

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Bison Christmas Fair

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Saturday, November 3, 2012 9 - 3 at the Bentley Building Perkins County Fairgrounds Bison, SD
Sponsored by: Perkins County CFEL Club Proceeds go to their Scholarship Fund

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Create an enjoyable workout

Physical activity is essential to a balanced lifestyle, but it can be difficult to gather the motivation to actually do it. Many people look at exercising as a chore, but its important to start viewing it as an accomplishment and something that makes you feel better. TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), the nonprofit weight-loss support organization, offers tips to make your workout routine more enjoyable. Find a partner. Exercising with a friend can make a workout more enjoyable, help you push yourself, and hold you accountable. You can challenge each other, encourage one another on those days you dont feel like exercising, and share new techniques. Working out with another person can also make it seem more like social time than work. Increase time and intensity gradually. If you take on too much during your workouts, you may become burned out, lose motivation, or start to dislike exercising. Listen to your body and decide how long or hard youll workout depending on how you feel. Vary your activities. Exercise sessions can seem tedious when youre repeating the same workout at the same place every day, so mix up your routine. Run on the treadmill. Take a Zumba class. Walk around a park. Play a sport. If youre a runner or bike rider, change up your routes. There are endless physical activity options and ways to spice up your workouts. Try to pick activities that fit your interests, and understand your preferences so you know where you like to exercise, if you like to do it alone or with another person, and other options. Reward yourself. Give yourself something to look forward to after your workout a movie night, new accessory, or other small, inexpensive treat. Join a club. Take part in a boot camp or fitness class to stay motivated and learn new exercises. Celebrate the small victories. Weight loss can be a slow process, and individuals often get frustrated so celebrate the smaller feats! Perhaps you did more push-ups, walked further, or exercised after work instead of watching television. This will help you stay on track and see the progress youve made. Set a realistic goal each session. Decide what youd like to accomplish for each workout and stick to it. Do you want to reduce your mile time by one minute? Or would you like to do 10 more crunches? Smaller goals give you something to strive for during your workout, and its often easier to focus on them than your overall objective. Make sure its something that will challenge you but isnt impractical. Listen to music. Make a workout playlist on your MP3 device to help get your mind off of the task and give you a soundtrack to your activity. It can also give you a boost. According to the American Council on Exercise (ACE), people who increase the beat frequency of music during a workout tend to go faster or work harder. Stay hydrated. Avoid dehydration and drink plenty of water before, during, and after your workout. Bring a water bottle with you to help your performance and replenish the fluids you lose through sweating. Dress properly. Its important to be comfortable when youre exercising. Make sure to choose appropriate attire for the activity and the weather, select sweat-wicking materials, use sturdy shoes, and wear protective gear, if needed. Treating yourself to some new, attractive workout clothes can also boost your enthusiasm for exercising. TOPS Club Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is the original weight-loss support and wellness education organization. Founded more than 64 years ago, TOPS is the only nonprofit, noncommercial weight-loss organization of its kind. TOPS promotes successful weight management with a Real People. Real Weight Loss.SM philosophy that combines support from others at weekly chapter meetings, healthy eating, regular exercise, and wellness information. TOPS has about 170,000 members male and female, age seven and older in nearly 10,000 chapters throughout the United States and Canada.

Beckman and Veal participate in Special Olympics

Jaylie Beckman and Jozee Veal with their ribbons. Jozee Veal and Jaylie Beckman participated in the South Dakota Special Olympic bowling in Rapid City on Oct. 19, 2012. Jozee place 1st and Jaylie 3rd. It was a full house, with 70 more

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month

Department of Social Services offers support services to victims of abuse
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month across the nation and a time to support the campaign against domestic violence and abuse. Many South Dakotans are affected by domestic violence, regardless of age, education or race, said Kim MalsamRysdon, secretary of the Department of Social Services. It is important for individuals to understand the signs of abuse, so victims can get the help they need. The South Dakota Domestic Abuse Program funds 27 shelters across the state for victims of abuse. Shelter programs offer many services, including 24-hour crisis lines, transportation, immediate and safe shelter, food, clothing, counseling and information, and referrals to other services victims may need. Congress passed the first Domestic Violence Awareness Month commemorative legislation in 1989. National, statewide, and community-based domestic violence prevention and victim service organizations mark this month with recognition ceremonies, memorial activities, public education campaigns and community outreach events. To locate your local service provider visit /domesticabuse/ or call one of the hotline numbers listed below. Domestic Abuse Hotline Numbers: South Dakota Domestic Abuse Hotline: 1-800-430-SAFE, National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE Hearing Impaired: 1-800-787-3224

participants than last year. Jozee is the daughter of Chris and Jennifer Veal, Meadow, South Dakota and Jaylie is the daughter of Jenny and Dan Beckman of Prairie City, South Dakota.

Moms Place Main St Bison

Tues - Thurs by appointment $45.00 per hour massage

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Kate Trigg 307-689-0344

She was born October 29, 1922 in Havelock, N.D. in her grandmothers house. Her children are John Sam Marty, Prairie City, SD; Mary Lou Marty, Tucson, AZ; and Elizabeth May, Kyle, SD. She has seven grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Cards may be sent to 20261 BIA 2 Kyle, SD 57752

Helen Marty will celebrate her 90th Birthday with an open house from 1 - 4 p.m., Saturday, October 27, 2012, at the Holiday Inn in Spearfish, SD

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Letters to the Editor

Voter ID laws have been in the news across the country. This may be creating concerns among South Dakota voters. Let me assure South Dakota voters that our law has not changed and they will be voting the same as in prior elections. The 2003 South Dakota voter ID law states that a voter shall present one of the following photo IDs when voting: South Dakota drivers license or non-driver ID card, passport or other ID issued by the U.S. government, tribal ID, or student ID from South Dakota high school, college, university, or technical school. However, if the voter does not have an ID, they may complete an affidavit of personal identification. The nine year old law which added ID requirements also removed the need to give reason for absentee voting. This more than doubled the number of absentee ballots cast in statewide elections. Voters have enjoyed having the chance to vote when it fits into their schedule. Absentee rules and a voter ID law have provided convenience for voters while guarding against voter fraud. I encourage all South Dakotans to vote on Tuesday, November 6th. For further information, visit or contact your local County Auditors office. Jason Gant, Secretary of State

Please Vote NO on Initiated Measure #15

By Senator Ryan Maher Initiated Measure #15 is a permanent $180 million tax increase on almost everything people buy in South Dakota every year, forever. This is a sales and use tax increase from 4% to 5%, which is actually a 25% tax increase-- the largest tax increase in South Dakota History. ALL $180 million of the higher taxes are mandated to go ONLY to schools ($90 million) and ONLY to Medicaid providers ($90 million), such as doctors, clinics and hospitals. NONE of the money is allowed to be spent on roads, bridges, highways, small business loans, local sewer and water projects, parks, and other things to improve South Dakotas quality of life. Initiated measure #15 was written by Sioux Falls lawyers, behind closed doors, and with no public input into the proposed law. The way the proposed law is written, this tax increase is outside the current education funding formula. What does this mean for Western South Dakota, it means our schools will receive very little of this money, most of this tax increase will end up in Sioux Falls, your tax dollars are not going to be spent locally they will all end up in the major metropolitan areas of this state. Once again rural South Dakota schools will loose out! Medicaid is made up of a very complex funding formula, this formula is made up of state dollars and federal dollars, any changes to this program involves approval from Washington DC. Should Initiated Measure #15 pass, there is a great chance this money will not be able to be spent on Medicaid providers. This money would be sitting in State Trust Funds waiting to be distributed until Washington DC gives approval. Most likely, only the interest will be able to be used from these trust funds. This is not prudent financial management of your tax dollars. Yes, schools and Medicaid providers were cut by $77 million in 2011. However, they have already had $18 milDear Editor: I'm a 73-year old former teacher who spent most of his working life in the corporate world. I now work 20-25 hours per week as an independent tutor to H.S. students at nearly all levels of math. Having studied South Dakota's HB1234 (now Ref-Law 16) and similar governmental education travesties elsewhere, I believe voters need more information about this than has previously been published. I also believe that children's health transcends the simple label of being merely a political issue and should concern all South Dakotans. Thank you for your kind consideration. Sincerely, Dave L. Wegner / 3700 S Spencer Blvd / Sioux Falls SD 57103 cell 605-215-3269 / H 605-339-4887 Referred Law 16 deserves a no vote. The destructive ramifications of Referred Law 16 are huge. Beyond the many sensible arguments for voting no on this law, it should be noted that government-mandated testing over the past ten years havent contributed anything to stu-

lion restored during the 2012 legislative session. That leaves $59 million not yet restored. But, under Initiated Measure # 15, schools and Medicaid providers would receive $180 million to replace the remaining $59 million. The state finished the budget year June 30th, 2012 with $48 million in unexpected revenue. Schools and Medicaid providers will have the option during the 2013 legislative session to seek some or all of that money in January. The will have the ability to asked for their cuts to be restored, instead of raising your taxes. Currently we have a drought in South Dakota and many uncertainties about federal funding. Those problems are good reasons why we should NOT increase taxes by $180 million on ourselves and give all of the $180 million to just two groups. The problems we face and priorities for spending can change from year to year. This is why we elect a legislature and a Governor. It is their job to make those tough decisions on spending and cutting, and to an understanding of these complex funding formulas. Please vote NO on Initiative Measure # 15.

dent learning. Research shows a sizeable number of students have been harmed by such testing. Worrisome information comes from parents, teachers, counselors, school nurses, psychologists, and psychiatrists. The data confirms an unprecedented increase in the number of young children being treated for psychiatric illnesses ranging from learning disabilities and attention disorders to anxiety and depression. This research deserves voter consideration because Law 16 expands standardized testing. This law, as passed, expects that as much as 50% of each teachers evaluation will be based upon high stakes testing. Perhaps a different and more thoughtful mix of legislators will be elected in November. We need sensible legislators who will work with educators to provide the best bang for the buck while supporting best possible learning experiences in our schools. The crucial first step for eliminating standardized testing is for voters to dismantle this onerous Law 16 by voting NO. We should also retire the people who foisted this law on our state.

November 14th, 2012: all wheat production, winter wheat acreage reporting, to get in or out of PRF, and PRF Acreage due.
We now do electronic signatures so you must come in and sign when making any changes and reporting acreage and/or production.
Incorrect information regarding a spouse or Tax ID # will void your policy but not your premium.

Farmers Union Insurance Agency 404 Main Avenue Lemmon, SD 57638 605-374-3462 or 1-888-868-3282

Obituaries Leo Hulm

October 26, 2012 Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Bison. Fr. Tony Grossenburg will officiate with burial in the Gallaway Cemetery at Meadow. Leo was born January 16, 1931 at the family farm home near Meadow, South Dakota, the son of Joseph and Anne LeMer Hulm. He was the second youngest of ten children and attended eight years of grade school at Meadow Central rural country school and one year of high school in Lemmon, South Dakota. At the age of sixteen he began working construction, driving earth moving equipment and continued in dam construction till his later years when he drove commercial truck in the Oklahoma Panhandle area. Leo was united in marriage to Betty Jo Hanson in Bison, South Dakota on October 22, 1951. This union lasted over sixty years and was blessed with four children. Leo was a devout Catholic and a member of Sacred Heart Church

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Abundant proceeds from the bake sale and garden produce booth
in Hooker, Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers Pius and George of Meadow, South Dakota and Joe of Glad Valley, South Dakota, two sisters, Alice Wocal of Bowman, North Dakota and Angeline Hinson of Globe, Arizona. Survivors include his wife, Betty of Hooker; son, Lee Allen and wife Carolyn of Brookville, Indiana; three daughters, Micky Hall of Valliant, Oklahoma, Stephanie Graf and husband Greg of Brookville, Indiana, Jenifer Cawley and husband, Joe of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; nine grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren; two brothers, Roy Hulm and wife Beth of Bison, South Dakota, Francis Hulm of Lemmon, South Dakota; two sisters, Veronica Barone of New Town, North Dakota, Betty Rhoads of Pasco, Washington; brother in law, Donald Hanson and wife Joyce of Troy, Virginia. The Stateline Right to Life Chapter met October 9th at 5:00 p.m. at the Grand Electric Social Room The treasurer Vicki Hahn was happy to report abundant proceeds from the bake sale and garden produce booths at the Perkins County Fair and at the Coal Springs Antique Show in September. All money received will be used for pro-life causes. As a result the chapter agreed to send $100 to Bella Crisis Pregnancy Center in Spearfish and $100 to Alpha Crisis Pregnancy Center in Sioux Falls as Christmas Gifts. The next fund raiser will be January 11, 2013 when the chapter will sell baked goods and concessions at a boys and girls basketball game at the school. A future fund raiser will be a movie night to be held sometime in February, 2013. There will also be a dessert and basket auction held the same day. President Diana Landis read some information from Western Dakota Family Group in Union Center concerning United Airlines. The head of United Airlines is pro-abortion and gives much money to Planned Parenthood. The writer, Sandy Rhoden, urged pro-lifers to boycott this airline. Rhoden also reported that a new Planned Parenthood building has recently been built in Houston, Texas where 20,000 babies will be aborted in a year. What a travesty that is! The next meeting was set for Tuesday, January 15 at 5 p.m. at the Grand Electric Social Room. All are welcome to attend. Teddi Carlson, Secretary

Leo Anthony Hulm, 81, of Hooker, Oklahoma passed away October 20, 2012 at Southwest Medical Center in Liberal, Kansas. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am. on Friday,

Pastors Perspective
Pastor Gerhardt H. Juergens, Christ Ev. Lutheran Church, Bison.

The LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him." (Genesis 2:18) It was the sixth day of creation. At the end of each previous day, God declared that what he had created was good. On the sixth day, however, God revealed that something was not good. It was not good for man to be alone. So God provided man with the perfect companion. Using one of Adams ribs the LORD our God created woman. From the creation of this perfect partnership God established marriage and expressed his purpose for this institution. Marriage is a life-long union between one man and one woman in which God provides the blessings of companionship, sexual happiness, and children. But ever since mankinds fall into sin, this gift has been destroyed by the devil, despised by the sinful world, and discarded by the hearts and lives of sinful mankind. In spite of our unfaithfulness, God remains faithful. He has provided the perfect partner for all married and unmarried. Jesus Christ is our perfect Husband. Jesus union to his people is truly a marriage made in heaven. Christ has gone to great lengths to prove his love for us from heaven to earth, from cradle to cross, from life to death. Along his journey Jesus experienced the same temptations we all experience, but overcame them all without ever sinning once. Jesus is our prefect and complete Savior, the husband we ALL need. At the end of his journey Jesus faced Gods wrath for all of our sins. By his death Jesus paid the debt we owe God for our dishonoring our spouse, disobeying his institution of marriage. By his resurrection the Lords love for us is guaranteed. Do not despise Gods love for you by discarding Christ as your Savior. Repent, turn from sin and trust Christ. In Jesus you have a complete union with the LORD our Creator God that will not merely last until death. Through faith in Jesus nothing not even death can separate us from Gods love. (Rom 8:38) We can find strength in Christ to cherish Gods gifts of marriage, sexuality, and family. Find comfort in his forgiveness for the times you have failed. Pray that Christ will enable all of us enjoy Gods perfect purpose for marriage. We pray: O love that casts out fear, O love that casts out sin, Oh, stay no more without But come and dwell within. True sunlight of the soul, Surround us as we go; So shall our way be safe, Our feet no straying know. (Hymn CW 604)

Christ Blesses Marriages!

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

Grace Baptist Church Pastor Phil Hahn Church of Christ

Prairie Fellowship Parish ELCA Pastor Margie Hershey

Indian Creek - 8:00 a.m. American - 9:30 a.m. Rosebud - 11:00 a.m.

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

Christ Lutheran Church WELS

Pastor Gerhardt Juergens

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

Coal Springs Community Church Pastors Nels & Angie Easterby

Seventh Day Adventist Church Pastor Donavon Kack

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church Fr. Tony Grossenburg
Saturday Mass: Morristown - 4:45 p.m. Lemmon - 7:15 p.m., Sunday Mass: Lemmon - 8:15 a.m., Bison - 11:00 a.m. Sabbath School - 10:30 a.m., Worship Service - 11:00 a.m.

First Presbyterian Church Pastor Florence Hoff, CRE

Reva Sunday School 9:45, Worship Service - 11:00 a.m., WMF 2nd Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.

Holland Center Christian Reformed Church Pastor Brad Burkhalter Lodgepole

Worship Service - 8:00 a.m. Worship Service -9:30 a.m.

Slim Buttes Lutheran Pastor Henry Mohagen

Prairie City Sunday School - 10:00 a.m., Morning Worship - 11:00 a.m. Vesper Service - 6:00 p.m., Wed. Evenings - 7:30 p.m.

Beckman Wesleyan Church Pastor Brad Burkhalter

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Guest Columnist
Looking at Figures
Our family recently worked our cattle which involves pregnancy checking all of the cows and implementing our fall vaccination and calf preconditioning program. Now we can focus on what comes next speculating. Mid-fall signifies a time of year I spend constantly looking for a calculator. The end of the ranch calendar year is nearing. After sale day, the new ranch year begins. Until we sell our calf crop theres a lot of market checking, penciling-out, reviewing weekly calf sales, and predicting going on at our house. Its a flurry of numbers around here. Figures are written on the backs of chew cans, newspaper corners, calf record books, napkins, kids homework and the like. All my husband wants from me is a calculator and his glasses. As soon as the livestock newspapers arrive in our mailbox, the pages containing recent calf sales listed for area sale barns are reviewed followed by rigorous analyzing. The market reports pages are scanned to see who has sold already, where they sold, their calf weights, what their calves brought and what the weigh up prices are. This is the season when my husband spends more time checking out the figures on our cows than he does mine. Now that weve worked our cows, several important numbers get recorded in the calf record book. At the top of the list are the confirmed head count of how many calves are going to the sale barn, the total heifer calves, bull calves, and the kids calvesheifers and bulls. All are listed on a back page of the record book. Next is the list of opens (unbred) and lates (expected to calve late season) by their eartag numbers, then theres the cull cows and the kids cull cows list that will also to go to town and their eartag numbers. Some figures get recorded to memory including the number of calves speculated to get docked for

Perkins County CFEL members attend State Convention

Three Perkins County citizens made a journey to attend the 84th Annual CFEL (Community and Family Extension Leaders) State Convention at the Best Western Ramkota in Aberdeen on September 14 and 15. Those ladies were Bernice Kari and Teddi Carlson of Bison and Donna Erhart of Lemmon. The theme was to follow the brick road to Aberdeen to "Live with us, laugh with us and Learn with us" hosted by the Area III which is the Aberdeen area. With 611 members of this organization in South Dakota enthusiasm continues to be high. Mike Levsen, Mayor of Aberdeen, was present to welcome the ladies and encourage everyone there to make our days better by being a help to others. The first workshop held was called WOMAN OUTDOORS by Berdette Zastrow. She is a free lance writer for the Aberdeen news, has written books on hunting and has worked with the South Dakota Game and Parks Division. She even teaches other people how to hunt. After learning to love the outdoors she greatly enjoys hiking, fishing, hunting, boating and camping. For display she brought a large stuffed tom turkey she shot. His twelve inch beard is what made the bird a trophy. In her way she encouraged women to enjoy the "great outdoors" in South Dakota with humor. While eating the Friday evening meal the ladies enjoyed listening to the "Sunshine Girls" from Aberdeen who sang songs from the 20's, 30's and 40's as well as patriotic songs. What a delight it was to hear these elderly ladies sing in harmony. State President Cheryl Kleppin presided over the business meeting to enact needed decisions The 2013 budget was approved after being presented to the ladies. Once again $1500 was budgeted as a donation to the 4-H after school program for the state. Most of these funds were used to teach gardening to many children in the state. It has been a very successful program. Another workshop was presented by Dr. Derek Rekow, a chiropractor from Aberdeen, who showed a video on acupuncture, chiropractor helps and nutrition to have good health. A question and answer time followed the video to gather more information from the Doctor. Vicki Holley gave another workshop called Laugh Yoga. It was a way to exercise and relax. New officers were also installed as follows: Bernice Kari, who was the State Historian, will now be the Vice President of the program. Historian- Linda Burnham of Sturgis; Area 3 Director - Nadine Milbrandt; Area 5 Director- Darlene Zerble; Area 7 DirectorDonna Duffy. Donna Erhart was honored as a 50 year member of this organization and was given a yellow rose. Ruby VanDenBerg was recognized for reading the most books of the reading reports that were sent in from Perkins County. Beverly Anderson was the recipient of the coveted "Spirit of CFEL" award. She has been a dedicated CFEL member for the past 60 years. The one chosen to be President in 2013 is Ethel Evans of Winner. In cultural arts competition Donna Erhart receive a purple ribbon on her beautiful crocheted afghan and a blue for her photography of crocuses. Teddi Carlson received a blue on a poem she wrote called "A South Dakota Sunset on the Prairie." The 85th State Convention will be hosted by Area 4 in Huron, September 13 and 14, 2013 at the Huron Convention Center. The three ladies who attended returned home joyfully after experiencing the opportunity to learn, laugh, make new friends and renew old friendships. Teddi Carlson, Reporter

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

frost-bit ears, off-coloredness, rat tails, tight-hides, and any other visible character flaws that are likely to cause calves to get sorted off and sold separate from the main bunch. Other mentally noted figures are the calf weight guesses my husband and I discuss of the heavies and the lights which will be checked against the sale barns scales on sale day. Even though theyre practically memorized, the lists and eartag numbers written down are reviewed repeatedly. All of this tallying and speculating leads to further analyzing in other areas of concern pertaining to numbers. More calculating is done on our winter feed supply. Bales in each stack yardgrass and alfalfagets recounted and the numbers get checked against what the record book says. Then estimates are made on how many hay-feeding days at most were likely to have, how many days wed have enough hay to feed our new herd size after culling, and a rough date of how long our hay could be expected to last. Even when our calf check is in hand, I know better than to put the calculator away. The whole ninety mile drive home from the sale barn my husband will have me calculating post-sale figures. He spends a lot of time checking numbers because hes like every other rancher. He likes to see good looking figures.

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Cardinals headed to playoffs after victory over Tigers

It was a cold and windy October evening last Thursday when the Cardinals took the field knowing they needed a victory to keep any playoff hopes alive. At the end of four quarters of hard-fought football, that victory was theirs after scoring 40 points to Duprees 24. The win plus a Jones County loss to New Underwood on Friday night has left the Cards in third place in Region 4 of 9B Football. On Tuesday they will travel to Colome for the first round of playoff games. The gusty wind made the kicking and passing game a bit dicey on Thursday. The Tigers received the opening kick from Wil Kolb. He sent a squib kick down the field which was recovered on the 20 by Kash Deal. The Tigers had a good run on first down with Deal moving the ball four yards but on the next play Ryan Serr and John Hatle sacked quarterback Seth Longbrake for a loss of one. This put Dupree in a passing situation and Longbrakes toss fell incomplete. The Tigers punted and the Cards had their first possession starting from the 10. Cards QB Daniel Chapman ran the first play of the game for Bison to the 28, gaining a first down. After a fumble and recovery by Kolb on the new first down, Lane Kopren took a Chapman pass to the Dupree 38 yard line. The Cards had a loss of six on their next play and Kopren gained back two on second down. A nice Chapman to Kolb pass on third down put Bison on the scoreboard with a TD with 8:16 left in the first quarter. The PAT kick by Kolb was good and the Cards had a 7-0 lead. The Tigers kept the ball on the ground the next few plays and were picking up good yardage and kept the chains moving. Garrett Keegan and Deal were carrying most of the load for the Tigers. With 1:44 left in the quarter, Keegan scored for Dupree but the PAT was no good. The Cardinals retained the lead at 7-6. Seth Buer ran the Tigers kickoff back to the 21 and two plays later, after a Chapman run and Kopren reception, the Cards were at midfield. A sweep to the left for seven yards by Chapman ended the first quarter and a QB sneak for five yards started the second. It was looking good for the Cards until the next play when the ball was fumbled and recovered by Duprees defensive tackle, Jeffrie Shaving. The Tigers gained eight yards on the next two plays, but a false start penalty negated five of those. When they re-played third down, there was a large pile-up of players from both teams and somewhere inside of it a fumble had occurred. Yancy Buer popped out of the pile with the ball and ran it in for a TD for Bison. The PAT by Kolb was good and the Cards increased their lead to 14-6. Longbrake brought Kolbs kick back to the 21 but the Tigers only ran two plays before a Chapman interception gave the ball back to Bison. Chapman ran the ball on first down to the 29 yard line on Duprees side of the field. S. Buer gained six on the next play and a completed pass to Kolb brought the Cards to the five yard line. A pair of incomplete passes and two runs by Chapman put the Cardinals in the end zone for their third TD of the game. The PAT was no good making the score 20-6 with 6:35 remaining until halftime. Neither team could capitalize on their next two possessions but the Tigers got a break when Kolb fumbled the snap on a punt deep in Cardinal territory. Deal ran the ball twice and then Teegan took it in for the score. The PAT was no good making the score 20-12. The Cardinals started on the 30yard-line after the Tigers kick went out of bounds. Holding and facemask penalties on the Tigers gave the Cards their next two first downs. A Kopren reception for five and a S. Buer run for six kept the ball in the Cards hands. Their final possession in the half ended in an incomplete pass on fourth down. Dupree had the ball for a few seconds before halftime but didnt do anything with it. A touchback on the second half kickoff brought the Cards offense out on the field starting at their own 20. The Cardinals went three and out but got the ball back when Kopren recovered a Tiger fumble on the five. Again, the Cards had trouble moving the ball and gave it back to Dupree after a Kolb punt. Even though the Tigers went backwards five yards on a procedure penalty, it only took them two plays to get in the end zone on a Longbrake pass to Deal. The PAT failed and the Tigers were within two at 20-18. When Bison got the ball back on the 20 after a touchback, it took five plays for the Cards to get back into the end zone. Chapman, Kopren and Y. Buer were the ball carriers with Chapman scoring the TD. Kolbs kick was good and the Cards had once again stretched out their lead to 27-18 with 6:01 left in the third quarter. Passes to Deal and runs by Teegan and Longbrake moved the Tigers to first and goal on the seven. Jerry Jacobs got them to the four yard line and Teegan carried the ball in for the score. Again, the PAT was no good. With 3:02 in the third it was close at 27-24. The ensuing kickoff left the Cards buried deep in their own end of the field on the five. Chapman ran for two on first down and on second was looking to pass but couldnt find a receiver open. He finally pulled the ball down and ran to the 17 for a first down. A S. Buer run and Kolb reception moved the sticks and another catch by Y. Buer moved them again. Chapmans toss to Y. Buer ended at the 15 and a catch by Hatle put the Cards on the one. As time ran out in the third quarter, another pass to Y. Buer in the end zone and a successful PAT kick by Kolb, and the Cardinals posted seven more points. Bison was offsides on the kickoff and had to re-kick the ball. Longbrake brought it back to the Cards 38 before he was stopped. The Tigers picked up one first down and then went for it on fourth down in their next series but came up short on a Jacobs reception. The Cards took over on downs. The Cards went three and out and had to punt. Dupree had an incomplete pass and then a penalty moved them back five yards. When they replayed second down, Longbrakes pass was intercepted by Chapman, who took it to the 15-yard-line. On the next play Kopren scored the final points of the game when he found the end zone. Dupree gained a first down in two plays but were backed up on their next snap for holding. The following play the Tigers fumbled and S. Buer recovered for the home team. The Cards gave the ball back to the Tigers after a failed fake punt attempt ended in an incomplete pass to Kolb. Kolb intercepted the Tigers pass two plays later, giving his team a good chance to score again. Passes to the Buer cousins, Kopren and Kolb and runs by Chapman and Kopren put the Cards in field goal range. The kick was tried by Kolb but was no good. The Tigers had one more possession before the horn sounded and the game was over. Game Stats: Rushing: Chapman, 17/118 yds., 2 TD; Kopren, 5/36 yds. 1 TD; Receiving: Kolb, 3/70 yds., 1 TD; Kopren, 5/56 yds; Y. Buer, 4/42 yds., 1 TD; Passing: Chapman, 13/26 for 190 yds.; Tackles: Kopren, 7 solo, 25 assisted; Kolb, 2 solo, 17 assisted; Chapman, 2 solo, 17 assisted; Serr, 1 solo, 13 assisted; Clayton Prelle: 11 assisted; Kickoff Returns: S. Buer, 2/11 yds.; Punts: Kolb, 3/69 yds.; Kickoffs: Kolb, 7/204 yds.; PAT Kicks: Kolb, 4/6. For complete stats go to

Wednesday, October 31

Tuesday, October 30 Chili, salad bar fruit & milk Pizza, salad bar yellow beans applesauce & milk

Monday, October 29 Meat sauce, spaghetti salad bar, coleslaw peaches & milk

Thursday, November 1


Bison Downtown Commercial & Craft Fair

Everyone Welcome!
Saturday, November 3, 10 - 4 Free coffee, lemonade & cookies For more information call Joyce Waddell 390-3978 or Beth Hulm 244-5231

Annual Badlands Art Association Art Show

Celebrating our 41st Year
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2012 South Dakota Make It with Wool Contest Winners -------

Isabelle Mairose, challenge made by Mary Mairose; Christie Ryen, Lauren Hansen; Jayme Juntunen; Bentley Klinkhammer, Mallory Muntefering, Sona Kott, Jessica Kott, modeling recycled outfit made by her mother; Denise Muntefering and Langdon Klinkhammer.

Sheep Wool has an incredible natural UV PROTECTION built right in. The same cannot be said for manmade fabrics.

Make It with Wool Contest winners were named at the 2012 South Dakota Sheep Growers Convention in Lead, Saturday, September 29. Jessica Kott, Platte was the pre-teen winner with a gathered skirt, featuring a bias cut band at the bottom; Jayme Juntunen, Bryant was the junior division winner with sleeveless dress and coat; Mallory Muntefering, Dimock, won the senior division with dress and coat, the coat featuring the exposed sport zipper which is so popular currently; Kristi Ryen, Prairie City was the winner in the professional division with black wool jeans, vest, and pea coat. In the made for others division, Denise Muntefering, Dimock was the winner with coat and hats made for her grandsons, Langdon and Bentley. The accessory division was won by Mallory Muntefering, making a fashionable purse of blue plaid. Ann Hansen, Brookings won the recycled division with a coat and dress made for her daughter Lauren. Sona Kott won the novelty division with her purse. Winning the challenge division was Mary Mairose with a dress she made for her daughter, Isabelle. Junior and senior division winners will advance to the national level of competition in San Antonio, Texas in January, 2013. The adult winner will also be entered in national competition. The contest is sponsored annually by the South Dakota Sheep Growers and the American Sheep Industry Association. Contestants were winners of the five district contests held across the state in August and September. Objectives of the contest are to promote the beauty and versatility of wool fabrics and yarns as well as to encourage personal creativity in sewing, quilting, knitting, crocheting, spinning, weaving wool fabrics and yards. Fabric must be a minimum of 60% wool. Judging is on construction, appearance, and promotion. Ida Marie Snorteland, Spearfish, is the state director of the contest.

The Department of Transportation is recruiting local individuals for the Snowplow Operator Program. Those hired will be employed on a temporary basis and be responsible for operating snow and ice removal equipment during inclement weather and completing general maintenance assignments. Hours could include weekdays, weekends, holidays, early morning or evening. Reserve Operators will only work on an as needed basis determined by weather conditions. Starting rate of pay is $13.00 per hour. Applicants must have the ability to operate heavy equipment and must possess, or be willing to obtain, a Commercial Drivers License. Interested parties should contact: Joel Larson, HWY Maintenance Supervisor S.D. Department of Transportation PO Box 219 Bison, South Dakota 57620 605-244-5257 Bison, Lemmon, Faith Equal Opportunity Employer

week 2 Trivia answers

1 General George Armstrong Custer 2 the 1960s 3 None ballroom, billiard room, conservatory, dining, kitchen, library, lounge, study and hall 4 Its a parachute 5 Nikes 6 Mexico 7 Ebenezer 8 Fur, the slippers became glass when the story was translated into English.

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Burkhalter finishes 5th at State B Cross Country meet

Top 25 at state meet. Daniel is the 5th from the left in the back row.

The State XC meet on Saturday in Huron didn't start well for the Bison Cardinals. Ruth Burkhalter who had been struggling with a leg injury late in the season was scratched from the event just prior to race time. It was a difficult decision, but one that had to be made. Ruth worked hard all season and it ended with disappointment. Sorry, Ruth. On the positive side, Josh McKinstry ran in his first State meet and ran well. He finished 99th and gained some very valuable experience. Josh now knows what it takes to compete at

that level and is looking for another shot next year. It was great to see Josh fulfill his goal of running in this big meet. The thrill of the day came when Daniel Burkhalter crossed the finish line in 5th place. He ran a great race and looked good. I think Dad was more nervous than he was. It was a great finish to a very successful season. The future looks very bright for the Bison Cross Country team. For more information and pictures you can go to the SDHSAA web page.

Josh McKinstry running hard

Daniel running against some tall competition.

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Congratulations on making it into the Play offs!

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Back row: Kayley Johnson, Lane Kopren, Drake Butsavage, Daniel Chapman, John Hatle, Logan Hendrickson, Joshua Beckman, Tyler Kari, Wil Kolb, Coach Chapman. Middle row; Megan Serr, Seth Buer, Reed Arneson, Michael Kopren, Yancey Buer, Tucker Watson-Veal, Drew Reder, Clayton Prelle, Ryan Serr, Shane Collins. Front row: Reece Leonard, Cody Buer, Justin Moody, Ty Collins, Paden Sexton, Cole Buer, Collin Palmer, Samantha Moody. Not pictured Assistant Coach Shane Kolb. Photo courtesy of Lifetouch Photography. David & Paula Kopren Kelly, Barbie & Ryan Serr Arlen, Julie, Anna, Sara & Will Hatle Della Hatle Gay Hatle Angie Kolb & Justin Kolb Pat Kolb Bruce, Dana Hendrickson & Layton Ron & Nancy Seidel Dorothy Seidel Tracy, Tammy, Buer Bob & Patsy Crow Travis, Jackie & Jacelyn Veal Larry & Verlyn Veal Ross, Bev Kopren & Tessa Dan, Marci & Jenna Kari Bernice Kari Dan, Jenny Beckman & family Stan & Mary Brixey Daniel Beckman Kirby & Sylvia Chapman Lenard Chapman Eric, Mindy, Sydney & Ian Arneson Darin, Tammy & Jace Prelle Matt, Cheri & Logan Butsavage John & Dixie Buer Ardel & Deanna Reder Donna Larson Hope Reder Brad Leonard & Kelli Birkeland Sandy Leonard Darla Moody Tonya Collins & Brad Mackaben George & Margaret Gerbracht Scot Sexton family Nolan & Delores Sexton Allan, Bristol Palmer & boys Pat Palmer Lonnie & Becky Krause Nathan & Colette Johnson Jess & Susan Carmichael Don & Vera Kraemer

Go, Teams, Go!


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Coach Kalin Chapman, Shelly Peck, Anna Hatle, Lenae McKinstry,Kimberly Peck, Kassidy Sarsland Asst.Coach Christi Ryen. Middle row: Sydney Arneson, Charlotte Johnson, Shaley Lensegrav, Megan Serr, Marranda Hulm.Front: Madison Hulm. not pictured Brianna Sexton and Student Manager, Josh McKinstry. Photo courtesy of Lifetouch Photography

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Cardinal football players headed for playoffs at Colome

Above: students wait for the football players to cheer them on, they had an 8:10 pep rally and then a send off. Upper right: Lane Kopren, Ty Collins, Logan Hendrickson and Reed Arneson make their way to the bus. To the right: Wil Kolb, Ryan Serr, Reece Leonard and Cody Buer anticipating the 7 hour bus ride to Colome. Left: Coach Chapman Good Luck Cardinals, play hard!

Fall Vender Fair

October 27 from 10 - 2 at the Bison Legion
Home based business & Craft Fair
Lorraine Moser - doll clothes Bridget Keller - Keller Kreations Pampered Chef Mari Beth Oberlander - Homemade Kuchen Nicole Huffman - Young Living essential oils Dawn Harris - Dakota Dawns Gloria Flatmoe - AdVoCare Chantel Mutchelknaus - Grace Adele purses & accessories

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Firemen host annual fundraiser

Young and old alike enjoyed family fun Saturday night at the Bison firefighters pancake and ham feed, Bingo and quilt raffle. To the left, Chef Doug Lewton pours batter. Above, Ralph Veal and grandson Ben Veal enjoy conversation with their meal. Below, Margaret and George Gerbracht and Garret Holzer concentrate on their Bingo cards. The lucky quilt winner was Peggy Martin. Gracee Veal and Les Johnson split the jackpot.

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The Pasture, Rangeland & Forage Rainfall Index (PRF-RI) is based on NOAA data and uses an approximate 12x12 mile grid. Producers must select at least two, two-month time periods in which precipitation is important for the growth and production of forage/pasture. These time periods are called index intervals. Insurance payments to the producer suffering a loss are calculated based on the deviation from normal precipitation with the grid and index intervals selected. This insurance coverage is for a single peril lack of precipitation.

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Thank You Thank You Thank You To the landowners who gave permission to travel over their land and make camp for the night and thank you for the refreshments served. To the people who came from South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Montana, Colorado, Nebraska and Bulgaria (now living in Illinois). He wanted to live his childhood dream so he came on the wagon train. To the People who furnished water for the horses, To Laura for coming along to furnish meals (Alaska Cafe), To Scott Katus for the use of his bus for transportation, To the business people who gave donations and prizes we gave to the travelers. To the ones that furnished and served suppers. To the photographers who took pictures. To the ones that participated in the evening entertainment. Thank you to everyone who helped in any way to make this wagon train a success. Coal Springs Wagon Train committee

continued from page 1 town of Lemmon. Almost prophetically, Dunn County Emergency Manager Denise Brew on Wednesday voiced her concerns of a fire in southwest North Dakota, as this portion of the state was under a red flag warning from the National Weather Service. We are just crossing our fingers that there are no fires, she said Wednesday afternoon, before knowledge of the Adams County fire. Because right now, that would be catastrophic. I dont know how any departments would ever stop it. If a fire started right now, it would be a warning to who was in the path of the fire to evacuate and get out of the way. That is my biggest concern. The strong winds, with gusts up to 65 mph, are expected to last until 6 or so tonight, but the worst of it blew through Wednesday afternoon, said Bismarck-based National Weather Service meteorologist Patrick Ayd. Weve gotten a lot windier than


this, he said. Its not uncommon in the fall and spring to have systems like this to produce strong winds. Shortly before 3 p.m. Wednesday, NWS reported sustained wind speeds of 49 mph with gusts of 63 mph at the Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport. There was rain Tuesday and into Wednesday, but not much and the wind and sun were expected to dry out any moisture it left, Ayd said. Were going to have extreme fire danger across much of western North Dakota, he said. If a fire were to start, the conditions would be fairly conducive for rapid growth. Citizens should be extra careful around anything flammable when outdoors, Dickinson Rural Fire Chief Andy Paulson said. If something gets going in wind like this its very, very hard to try to catch it, he said. Because the fire will take off and itll travel just how fast the wind is going. Reprinted with permission from the Dickinson Press

Lady Cards finish regular season on the road

The Cardinals Volleyball squad ended their regular season with two road matches. Last Tuesday they traveled to Dupree where they were victorious over the Tigers in straight sets. On Monday of this week, they returned to Buffalo to meet the Harding County Ranchers. That match went to the Ranchers in four sets with the Cards winning the second. The Cardinals handled the Tigers easily in the first two sets winning them by scores of 25-12 and 25-13. The Tigers rallied in the third set but the Cards were able to hang on and won by three points, 25-22. Some statistical standouts from that match were Lenae McKinstry with 8 kills and 5 aces; Kimberly Peck with 5 assists and 4 aces; Madison Hulm had 15 serve receives and Sydney Arneson had 5 assists. The first three sets at HC were competitive with the Ranchers winning the first and third with scores of 25-19 and 25-21. Bison took the second set by two points, 25-23. The Ranchers finished off the match with a dominating victory in the fourth, 25-10. Hulm had a good match from the back row with 28 serve receives and 19 digs. Megan Serr added 15 serve receives and Shelly Peck had 11 digs. McKinstry recorded 6 kills and Anna Hatle added 5. Charlotte Johnson had 7 assists. The Cardinals finished the regular season with a 14-9 record. The District 16B Tournament will begin on October 30 in Bison. The four and five seeds will play at 6:00 p.m. and the three and six seeds will start at 7:30 p.m. The one and two seeds have a first round bye. On November 1 the two winners from the first round will play the one and two seeds. The tournament will wrap up on November 2 with the championship match. The regional tourney will be in Lemmon on November 6. Time is TBA.

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Rosebud News
Al Treib and Jim Gilland made a trip to Hettinger Monday. Lester Longwood called briefly on Tiss Treib Monday afternoon to take care of township business. Al and Tiss Treib made a trip to Hettinger Tuesday and went out to lunch. Tiss had her stitches out and spent time at OT. Thelma Sandgren called on Al and Tiss Treib Tuesday late afternoon. John Johnson called on Al and Tiss Treib briefly Tuesday afternoon. Scott and Tammy Wheeler and Tony were Tuesday evening guests of Al and Tiss Treib. Al and Tiss Treib attended an auction sale in Faith Friday. Al and Tiss Treib made a trip to Hettinger Friday evening, went out to supper and visited at the home of Lucas and Donna Allen and family. Thelma Sandgren visited with John and Shirley Johnson late Tuesday afternoon. Dan Southwell of Gillette, WY called on John and Shirley Johnson Friday and Saturday. Jasmine Seim was a Friday overnight guest of Ella and Greta Anderson. Helen and Duane Meink attended the Rosebud Smorgasbord Sunday evening. Fern Lowe and Bonnie Haynes visited with Esther Johnson and Kari Hoff Tuesday. Fern Lowe of Northhome, MN, and Bonnie Haynes were Wednesday lunch guests of Tim and JoAnne Seim. Fern was an overnight guest. Clyde and Fern Lowe were Wednesday supper guests of Tim and JoAnne Seim. Fern Lowes grandson, Josh Lowe of Kelliher, MN, and friends from MN visited with Tim and JoAnne Seim Friday. They brought fish and had a fish fry. Jerry Anderson of Sheridan, WY has been visiting in the area for several weeks. Friday, Bridget Keller traveled to Bismarck for Guard Drill. Lil Albert spent the weekend with Grandpa and Grandma Harris. Bridget and Lil Albert Keller attended the Rosebud Smorgasbord Sunday evening. Steve Sandgren came out and had breakfast with Thelma Sandgren Tuesday. Thelma Sandgren accompanied James and Marci Sandgren to Lemmon Tuesday evening and joined the Steve Sandgren family for an evening out with pizza. Thelma Sandgren attended the Farm and Home Show in Hettinger Friday. LaVonne Foss, Shirley Johnson and Thelma Sandgren went to the Rosebud Church Saturday morning to set up for the Smorgasbord. Tuesday, Jim and Patsy Miller made a trip to Scranton and visited Violet Miller at the Nursing Home on their way home. Christi, Jim and Patsy Miller traveled to Bismarck Wednesday. Jerry Anderson of Sheridan, WY was a Wednesday overnight and Thursday guest of Jim and Patsy Miller. Jim and Patsy Miller played cards in Hettinger Friday. Matt and Christi Miller spent Saturday with Jim and Patsy Miller. Matt and Christi Miller spent Sunday with Jim and Patsy Miller.

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Lemmon is a site for Beef Production Audit Series
Beef producers are invited to participate in a Beef Production Audit Series scheduled to begin Nov.7, 2012 and end Jan. 23, 2013. The series consists of six sessions focusing on various segments of the beef production system. This series is hosted by SDSU Extension and South Dakota Center for Farm and Ranch Management (CFFRM) at Mitchell Technical Institute. This series will be held on the south campus of Mitchell Technical Institute, Technology Center Amphitheater, 1800 E. spruce Street, Mitchell. It will also be available at all Extension Regional Centers broadcasted through DDN including Lemmon, Rapid City, Pierre, Aberdeen, Sioux Falls, Watertown and Winner. Session one: Nov. 7 and begins at 7 p.m. and concludes at 9 p.m. This session will cover an update on cattle markets and an analysis of trends will be a focal point of the agenda. A discussion of "Tool Kits" available from CFFRM that producers can utilize to make management decisions will also be part of session-one as will an update on the use of the Cow Herd Analysis Performance Software" (CHAPS) program that is currently undergoing a technical revision. Session two: Nov. 20 and will run from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. This session will cover wintering diets for cows, backgrounding operations and even finishing systems will be the focus of this discussion segment. Utilizing drought-stressed forages and alternative feeds in wintering rations is a challenge most South Dakota cattle producers will face this year. Session three: Dec. 6 will begin at 1 p.m. George Perry, SDSU Reproductive Management Specialist, will lead the discussion which centers on the beef cow, her reproductive performance within the herd, ways for her to produce a calf every 365 days and synchronization protocols to assist her in meeting those demands. Session four: Dec.19 beginning at 1 p.m. This session will feature a discussion on the Business YearEnd Analysis. Farm Management personnel and financial representatives will be present to lead this discussion topic. In addition, a producer panel will share some of their individual thoughts on dealing with their respective approaches to cattle feeding and facilities that they utilize in their systems that make a difference. Session five: Jan. 9 beginning at 1 p.m. Darrell Mark, SDSU Economics Adjunct Professor, will advise participants as they build a production budget for their production year. Final session: Jan. 23 beginning at 1 p.m. Beef Production Outlook is the topic of the final Beef Production Audit Series. Several specialists will be available to share a glance to the future, analyzing the most current livestock numbers and price indicators as well. Cattle producers are invited to attend one or all these sessions. The first session is free. Additional sessions are $25 each or $100 to attend all six sessions. To register for one or multiple sessions, please email Will Walter ( or Jack Davis ( or call, 605-995-7378.

by Tiss Treib

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Bison School District is taking Sealed Bids
The General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 in all the voting precincts in Perkins County.


The election polls will be open from seven a.m. to seven p.m. Mountain Time on the day of the election. The polling place in each precinct of this county is as follows: Precinct Towns/Townships 1 2 3 4 5 6 Wards 1 & 4 in City of Lemmon Polling Place

The Bison School District will be taking sealed bids on old walk-in freezer parts and 1-30 Volume set of 1957 Americana Encyclopedias. Deadline for submitting bids is Noon on Wednesday, October 31, 2012. Bids should be clearly marked Freezer Parts Bid or Encyclopedia Bid. The board reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Please send to Bison School District, P O Box 9, Bison, SD. 57620. [Published October 18 and October 25, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $12.35.]

Horse Creek, Viking, Grand River, Lodgepole Hall Wilson,Duck Creek, Lodgepole, Glendo, Sidney & Fredlund Townships Wards 2 & 3 in City of Lemmon, Trail & Flat Creek Townships

Beeler Community Building

Beeler Community Building

Castle Butte, White Butte, Liberty, Barrett, Burdick, Pleasant Valley and Rockford Townships Seim, DeWitt, Anderson, Hudgins, & Lincoln Townships

Beeler Community Building Beeler Community Building Indian Creek Church Beckman Memorial Church

The Town of Bison will accept sealed bids for the removal from city property of a story-and-a-half house (three bedrooms, 1 bath); one 12 ft. by 26 ft. garage; and one 10 x 12 lawn shed with overhead door located at 205 East Main Street in Block 8, Original Town of Bison, SD. These buildings may be viewed upon request by phoning 2445677 or 244-5678.


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Independence, Clark, Whitney, Meadow, Grand Central, Chance, Easter and Foster Townships White Hill, Vail, Cash, Plateau, Maltby, Wells, Antelope & Duell Townships

Moreau, Englewood, Arrowhead, Faith Community Center Flint Rock & Deep Creek Townships Wyandotte, Highland, Sheffield, Dillon, Beck, Bixby, Martin, Mildrew & Vrooman Townships Marshfield, Scotch Cap, Bison, Rainbow,Richland, Vickers, Lone Tree, Hall, Ada, Brushy and Chaudoin Townships and Town of Bison Zeona Church

Bentley Memorial Building

Buildings must be torn down or removed from the property, at bidder's expense, no later than Jan. 1, 2013. Buildings will revert back to The Town of Bison upon failure to comply with removal date and purchaser's payment would be forfeited. Mail or deliver bids to Town of Bison, PO Box 910, 309 1st Ave. W., Bison, SD 57620. Bids will be opened at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. Bids may be increased during the time set for bid opening. Please mark your envelope "Surplus Property." ATTEST: Elizabeth Hulm Finance Officer Town of Bison

Voters with disabilities may contact the county finance officer for information and special assistance in absentee voting or polling place accessibility. Sylvia Chapman, County Finance Officer Perkins County

The following are acceptable forms of Identification at the polling place: (1) A South Dakota driver's license or non-driver identification card; (2) A passport or an identification card, including a picture, issued by an agency of the United States government; (3) A tribal identification card, including a picture; or (4) A current student identification card, including a picture, issued by a high school or an accredited institution of higher education, including a university, college, or technical school, located within the State of South Dakota. Sylvia Chapman, County Finance Officer Perkins County


[Published October 18, 25 and Nov. 1 at a total approximate cost of $37.56.]

[Published October 25, 2012 and November 1, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $156.33.]

Meadow News
Tuesday, Bonnie Haynes, Fern Lowe and Fred Reede visited with Bernie Rose and Evie Reed. Wednesday Vonnie Foster and Betty Walikainen were visitors of Bernie Rose and Evie Reed. Friday, Betty Walikainen and Marilyn Christman visited with Bernie Rose and Evie Reed. Sunday Iris Day visited with Bernie Rose and Evie Reed.

By Tiss Treib

Theres so much to write about this week that I feel like the proverbial mosquito in a nudist colony - I know what I want to do, I just dont know where to start so Ill start at the beginning of last week. The ladies at Slim Buttes Lutheran hosted a mens banquet Sunday evening at the Reva Hall for all the men in the community. A sizable crowd of men came to listen to Francis Monseth speak and to eat the bountiful banquet of roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, buns and pie. Lots of pie! They even seemed to enjoy the skits and music the ladies entertained them with. Casey and the neighbors helped Doug and Clint Doll PG cows Tuesday. I went to Belle Fourche for a meeting at the Belle Fourche Middle School with area legislators, county commissioners, city officials, school board members and school administrators from Butte County to discuss the upcoming legislative session. Sen. Larry Rhoden and Rep. Dean Wink came from District 29 and Sen. Maher and I represented District 28. Peggy Ables called while I was in Belle to tell me that I had been elected to the Board of Directors of

Grand River Roundup......................................................................................By Betty Olson

the High Plains Western Heritage Center. The Heritage Center will be hosting their Friendraiser on Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Heritage Center in Spearfish. Come to the campfire at 7 p.m. and enjoy entertainment by Slim McNaught and Bob Lantis. The $50 ticket will put your name in the raffle for a WNFR Vegas trip valued at $1,500. The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo travel package includes your flight, two nights at the Riviera, and the 7 p.m. performance on December 8th. You dont need to be present to win and I have tickets if youre interested. The drawing will be held Nov. 3rd. It sprinkled on the way home from Belle Tuesday, but five hundredths of moisture wasnt enough to protect against fire with those hurricane force winds on Wednesday and Thursday. Annette Slaba and Kay Latham were teaching a CPR class to the Bison EMTs Wednesday evening and while Annette and I were on our way to Bison she got an alert from our emergency dispatch in Mobridge about two semi's and a trailer tipped over on Highway 85 near Buffalo and a big fire near Bucyrus. By the time the class was over fire fighting crews had gone out from every fire department in the area and local ambulances were on alert in case they were needed to evacuate the hospital and nursing home in Hettinger because the fire was headed that direction! Winds were clocked at over 80 mph and I have no idea how the firemen managed to stop the fire before it got to Hettinger, but unfortunately, most of Bucyrus burned. The church, elevator, and seven houses are still standing, but 24 structures were burned to the ground, including four houses that were occupied. Three miles of electric poles were scorched and at least two abandoned farmsteads were burned in the fire that covered about 6,000 acres. Thank God no one was killed or injured, but funds have been set up to help families that lost everything. At least five fires were also burning in the Black Hills. Scary! Reub and I planned to go to Sturgis for Tills football game Thursday evening, but the wind blew the stockade over at the Smith place where Bill Holt was going to work his calves on Friday so we canceled our plans while Reub went to fix the damage. Wind also tore some of the tin off the roof of the lawnmower house and littered the yard with branches. The good news is that the leaves not only blew off the trees, they vacated the yard altogether! It was a beautiful, still day when Doug and Clint Doll, Rone Jenson, Casey and Reub helped Bill and Tony Holt wean Bills calves Friday. After Beckys delicious lunch, Casey left for the SDRA Finals in Rapid City. Reub saddled our horses that afternoon and we moved the cows at Glendo down to the river so theyll be closer when we wean this Tuesday. Casey came home that night and took Bryce to the finals on Saturday to compete in the pole bending. Bonnie Jerde invited the neighbor ladies down for coffee and goodies Saturday afternoon. After the party, I gave Maxine Marty a ride home to visit with Bill and Jess. Remember when John Watkins kids, Jarrod and Samantha, came from Australia to attend a year of grade school at Reva? Ten years later, Jarrod and a friend of his are touring the US and are spending a few days at Martys before heading north to British Columbia to go snowboarding. Jarrod and Samantha are about the same ages as Lanie and Taz and they had a lot of fun together. Ten-year-

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old Lanie said she knew a foreign language - shed learned to speak Australian! As the hog butchering progresses here, Im reminded of this old story: Ole and Swen bought two pigs. "How are ve gonna tell em apart?" asked Swen. "Vell, ve vill yust cut da tail off of one" replied Ole. He tossed a coin in the air. Ole caught it and said, "Tails Swen. You hafta cut da tail off yours". Next morning they checked on the pigs. The pig with no tail was so mad that he had chewed the tail off the other pig. "Now vhat, Ole?" "Vell, ve'll toss a coin to see who hasta cut da ear off dere pig." Ole tossed the coin. "Heads. I guess I'll cut da ear off mine." Sure enough, the next morning, Ole's pig got mad and chewed the ear off of Swen's pig. "Now vhat do ve do, Ole? Ve can't keep cutting parts off our pigs!" Ole rubbed his chin and said, "I haf no idea vhat to do." Swen said, "Me neither. Vhy don't you yust take da white one, and I'll take da black one?"

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Thank You The Lulu Mae Wilken family would like to thank everyone for their kind words, thoughts, prayers, delicious food, beautiful flowers, memorials and cards at her passing. Thanks to all who shared and attended the services for Lulu Mae. Thanks to the Bethel Lutheran Church ladies for the wonderful meal and lunch and to the Sagebrush Rustler's gals for helping furnish food. Thanks to those who provided very special music. Thanks to Pastor Olson for the services. We appreciate the special care given by Ray Huber and Evanson-Jensen Funeral Home. Don, Gary & Lori Wilken and family, Erling & Linda Olsen and family

MANAGER NEEDED for progressive credit union. Excellent benefits and salary. Resumes only submitted to Box 69, Gregory, SD 57533. EEOC. DOUGLAS COUNTY COMMISSION is taking applictions for full- time Douglas County Highway Superintendent. Must have valid Class A Drivers License. Experience in road/bridge construction/maintenance preferred. For application contact: Douglas County Auditor (605) 724-2423.

HAY FOR SALE: 2012-1st, 2nd & 3rd cutting Alfalfa hay. 2012 Millet hay test results available. 2011-1st & 2nd cutting Alfalfa. Call 605-845-3045. F7-2tp Crocheted dish cloths and pot scrubbers are available at the Bison Courier. Also Taking orders for embroidered dish towels for information see Arlis at the Bison Courier or call 244-7199. B4-tfn

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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITY inside Major Retailer. Call for details: 866622-4591. Or email: LOOMIX FEED SUPPLEMENTS is seeking dealers. Motivated individuals with cattle knowledge and community ties. Contact Bethany at 800870-0356 / to find out if there is a dealership opportunity in your area.

WANTED: EXPERIENCE APPRENTICE or journeyman electrician. Excellent wages and benefits. LEC Inc, Gettysburg. Call 800-568-4324 or send resume to FOR SALE 2008 35FT. NUWA HITCHHIKER 5th wheel with 4 slides, top of line, used very little. Central Vacuum, washer/dryer, lots of storage. Call 605-845-3907.


For Rent For rent: Homestead Heights located in Bison, S.D., has a one and two bedroom apartment available. Homestead Heights is a low-income elderly and disabled Section 8 HUD (Housing and Urban Development) housing facility. We are smoke free. Energy Assistance

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NOW IS THE chance to buy a well established & successful business in the State Capitol of S.D. The Longbranch is for SALE (serious inquires only). Call Russell Spaid 605-280-1067.

EMPLOYMENT RDO EQUIPMENT CO. Competitive wages, benefits, training, profit sharing, opportunities for growth, great culture and innovation. $1,500 Sign on Bonus available for Service Technicians. To browse opportunities go to Must apply online. EEO. PERKINS COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPT. has opening for Mechanic. Good Benefits. Applications are available at Courthouse in Bison, SD or call 605-244-5629.

2000 DUTCHSTAR 38FT. RV. Diesel pusher 320 Cummins, stacker washer & dryer, 2 slides, heated undercarriage, driver side entry door, 38,000 mi. 605-461-9246. HEALTH/BEAUTY PELVIC/TRANSVAGINAL MESH? Did you undergo transvaginal placement of mesh for pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence between 2005 and present time? If the patch required removal due to complications, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Johnson Law and speak with female staff members 1800-535-5727. LOTS / ACREAGE / LAND SEALED BIDS: CLARK COUNTY, 160 acres, cropland, waterway & old bldg site, 3 miles N of Bradley, SD. Bids due by November 2, 2012. Contact Pro Realty, Pat Kisely, Broker, (605)354-7653 or

On October 27, 2012, meet at the Bison Bar at 10:30 a.m. Show passion for pink and wear a pink wig and/or color pink. A $10 registration donation to go to Susan G. Komen fund. Free lunch to follow the walk at the Bison Bar.
Contact Salli Blazey at 605-244-5491 or email with questions, no RSVP required. See poster in Post Office for more details.

Vibes for Vicki Passionately Pink 2 Mile Walk for a Breast Cancer Cure in memory of Vicki Kolb Young.

Five Counties Nursing Home

One Bedroom Apartments The Village Manor, Hettinger, North Dakota Small Pets Allowed All utilities included No Age Limitations Rental assistance available


To view an apartment call 701-567-4118 For further information call 701-290-0206 TTY 1-800-366-6888

Must have good work ethic. Complete benefits package for FT. FREE C.N.A. certification For more information call Human Resources at 605-374-3871 or get application at Five Counties, Box 479, Lemmon, SD 57638.
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Seeking persons for FT/PT CNA RN and LPN FT/PT Activities staff FT/PT Laundry FT/PT Dietary Aide FT/PT

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EDUCATION MATH/PHYSICAL TEACHER - Qualifications: Possess valid SD Teaching Certificate for appropriate level. Experience teaching Native American children preferred. Must pass background and drug testing. Indian preference observed & Lakota speaker preferred. Duties: Maintain individual student records as required including three forms of assessment. Confer with parents as needed for student concerns. Supervise meals, playground and early morning duties as assigned. For a complete job description contact Lisa Bielawski, Principal at 605-823-4235. JOIN OUR PLANKINTON CITY CREW! FT maintenance position. Electric, Streets, Water, Wastewater. Competitive salary. Attractive benefit package. In a growing progressive community. For application contact City Hall (605) 942-7767.

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CHARLEYS WELDING AND AUTO Repair, part of Kennebec Telephone Co., seeks full-time Mechanic. Excellent pay/benefits! Submit resumes to < m>. Questions, call Rod or Matt, 605-8692220.

OTR & DRIVER OPPORTUNITY $1500.00 SIGN-ON BONUS! EXP. OTR Drivers, TBI, 33/34, $375 mo., health ins., credit, 03 safety bonus, Call Joe for details, 800.456.1024,

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Highlights & Happenings

continued from page 1 Attention Fall supper at Immanuel Lutheran Church at Zeona (the church on a hill 14 miles north of Mud Butte) on Saturday, November 10th, starting at 4:30 p.m. Serving beef stew,

chicken noodle soup, sandwiches, relish tray and pies! Free will offering appreciated, at 7 p.m. Clint Ridley from St. Onge will show pictures and tell about his Ag trip to China. Everyone welcome and that includes you HUNTERS!

For Sale at Public Auction 1120 +/- Acres Farm & Ranch Land Perkins County, SD Owner: Heupel Family Trust Please Note: Auction originally scheduled for September 25th, has been rescheduled for Monday, November 5, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. MDT Bentley Memorial Building Perkins County Fairgrounds - Bison, SD
For complete details, legal description and the terms and conditions for the auction please contact: Sagebrush Realty (701) 220-0778 Wayne Weishaar (701) 376-3109 Sarah Weishaar (701) 376-3582

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