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Volume 29 Number 51 June 7, 2012 $1.00 Includes Tax The Official Newspaper for the City of Bison, Perkins County, and the Bison School District A Publication of Ravellette Publications, Inc. P.O. Box 429 ã Bison, South Dakota 57620-0429 Phone: (605) 244-7199 ã FAX (605) 244-7198 Bison Courier three years, she returned to Woonsocket and worked at the local grocery store and two other family businesses until moving to Bison in November of 2009. Brandi is engaged to Shiloh Baysinger, a Bison na
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  Bison Courier Official Newspaper for the City of Bison, Perkins County, and the Bison SchoolDistrict APublication of Ravellette Publications, Inc.  P.O.Box 429 ã Bison, SouthDakota 57620-0429  Phone: (605) 244-7199 ã FAX (605) 244-7198  The $1.00 Volume 29Number 51June 7, 2012 Includes Tax Highli    g    ht    s & Happenin    g    s Garage Sale on Friday, June 8th from10-4 at chris & Kortney Seidel resi-dence - 408 E Rogers St. Baby boyclothes up to 5T, baby girl clothes 0-3months, kids toys, decorative cabinets& more! Garage Sale: this Friday, 10am-6pm,and Sat, 9am-11am at the Juergens',302 E Carr St. Infant clothing, boy andgirl,0-2T, craft/scrapbooking, house-hold, educational resources, and muchmore. BAG SALE SAT.!!!  Arrow Transit provides transporta-tion for appointments, shopping &more. Rapid City trips are - 1st Tues-day and 3rd Wednesday for $30.00.Bismarck trips are 2nd Wednesdayand 4th Thursday for $25.00. Call forinformation 374-3189. Herman & Ruby VanDenBerg’s65th Anniversary isJune 11. No bigparty, we are inviting folks to drop inat the ranch for coffee and cake fromJune 11 thru the week and chat a spell. NOGIFTSPLEASE . give us a call just in case we are outside 866-4691. Hutterite Chickens will be deliveredJune 15, call Connie with your order244-5518. New director hired by Bison AreaEconomic Development Bison Area Economic Develop-ment Board is pleased to announcethe hiring of new economic direc-tor and welcomes Brandi Steichento this new part-time position.Brandi will begin this new ventureon July 2nd. Brandi was born andraised on a farm in the WessingtonSprings/Woonsocket area of EastCentral South Dakota. She gradu-ated in 2001 from WessingtonSprings High School and receivedher Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration/Finance fromDakota State University in 2004. After living in Redfield for overthree years, she returned toWoonsocket and worked at thelocal grocery store and two otherfamily businesses until moving toBison in November of 2009.Brandi is engaged to ShilohBaysinger, a Bison native, and thetwo are happy to call Bison theirhome.Brandi comes to the Bison AreaEconomic Development Corpora-tion with a great deal of financeand sales experience. She has avery outgoing attitude and a posi-tive outlook to see the Bison areagrow and thrive. As a fourth gen-eration member of her familyfarm, she understands the hardwork and dedication it takes tosucceed. Brandi knows what acommunity means to the peoplewho live in it, and she is a firm be-liever that everything happens fora reason. According to Brandi, “It’sthe people that make the commu-nity. There is a reason we all livein Bison, and with everyone’s help,we can continue to build the com-munity into a thriving area wherewe all want to live.”Please welcome Brandi to thisnew position and you may contactBrandi by emailing her atinfo@bisonsd.com.By Beth HulmFestivities began early on Fridaywhen visitors began arriving at2:30 at Grand Electric for an OpenHouse, showcasing the recentlycompleted remodel of the 1956 of-fice area. Other activities, includ-ing demonstrations, led up to the4:30 registration in the warehousefor the 2012 Annual Meeting, pre-ceded by a barbecue. After thatwas over, most of the audiencehung around for an hour-and-a-half concert of old-time music per-formed by the Potter Family of theBlack Hills.Nearly 200 electric consumersand guests were in attendance, in-cluding Abner and Evelyn Thore-son from Minnesota. Thoreson wasGrand Electric’s first-ever man-ager, assuming that position onJuly 5, 1949.In his annual report, GeneralManager Jerry Reisenauer offeredsome history, leading up to Abner’semployment as the first manager.It was the “dream” of PerkinsCounty Attorney H. R. Jackson toestablish an electric cooperative inthe area. In 1945, he shared hisdream with John Riedy and, thefollowing year, Riedy and eightothers incorporated the UpperGrand River Electric Ass’n. InJuly, 1946 the first meeting washeld where Riedy was electedchairman. He served on the boardof directors for a total of 40 years.In the same year that Thoreson continued on page 6  USDAFarm Service Agency(FSA) State Executive DirectorCraig Schaunaman, today an-nounced that USDASecretaryThomas A. Vilsack has approvedthe closure of 4 FSAcounty officesin South Dakota, a process thatwill begin immediately. After therequired notifications have beenprovided to producers, FSAem-ployees and office landlords, clo-sure dates will be established andmade publicly available.“FSAplaces the utmost priorityon ensuring that our services toproducers remain strong as thisconsolidation process begins,” saidFSAAdministrator, Bruce Nelson.The agency will provide farmersand ranchers affected by closuresan opportunity to choose the mostconvenient neighboring county of-fice with which to conduct their fu-ture business with the agency. Inaddition, all employees in a closingoffice will be provided an opportu-nity to continue their work withFSA. As a federal agency, FSAhasbeen affected by widespreadbudget reductions made by Con-gress. Since 2011, the Agency haslost 1,230 permanent employeesthrough voluntary early separa-tion and normal retirement. Inaddition, FSAhas been forced toreduce discretionary administra-tive expenses by over 30 percent inthe last fiscal year alone.The county offices confirmed forclosure in South Dakota are theCampbell County FSAoffice inMound City; the Harding CountyFSAoffice in Buffalo; the JacksonCounty FSAoffice in Kadoka; andthe Jerauld County FSAoffice inWessington Springs.For a complete list of FSA county offices affected by this de-cision, go to http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/webapp?area=about&sub ject=landing&topic=ofcs. USDAsecretary instructs FSAto proceedwith office consolidation plan The South Dakota Departmentof Transportation will begin anearly 30-mile-long constructionproject on state Highway 75 inPerkins County from Highway 20to the North Dakota state line, be-ginning Wednesday, June 6.The work will begin with minorbridge repairs and epoxy chip sealon bridges at the South ForkGrand River, mile marker 221.82,and the North Fork Grand River,mile marker 238.75.Minor grading will take place atvarious places along Highway 75for approach flattening and mail-box turnout work.The highway will be reduced toa single driving lane with a 10-footwidth restriction, but trafficshould experience only minor de-lays.It is anticipated that the bridgeand grading work will be done byJuly 27. Asphalt surfacing on the entire29.5 mile stretch will begin in mid-to early August.During the paving period, traf-fic will be reduced to a single laneusing flaggers and a pilot car; mo-torists can expect up to 15-minutedelays.Construction of the entire proj-ect is expected to be done by Oct. 5. Anderson Western, Inc. of Bis-marck, North Dakota, is the primecontractor on the $7.5 million proj-ect.For more information, contactthe Belle Fourche Area office of theSouth Dakota Department of Transportation at 605-892-2872.For complete road constructioninformation, please visitwww.safetravelusa.com/sd or dial511. Construction to begin on State Highway75 in Perkins County Annual Meeting was educational and entertaining Employees Luke Clements and Eric Kahler (not pictured) pro-vided the color guard at the start of the meeting  Page 2 ã The Bison Courier ã Thursday, June 7, 2012 THE BISON COURIER Periodicals Postage Paid at Bison, SD 57620POSTAL PERMIT #009-944 Published weekly every Thursday by Ravellette Publ., Inc.at POBox 429, Bison SD 57620-0429  Telephone: 605-244-7199 ã Fax: 605-244-7198 E-mail Addresses: courier@sdplains.comcouriernews@sdplains.comSUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bison............................................................................$36.04Meadow, Shadehill, Prairie City, Reva & Lodgepole........$35.36Lemmon........................................................................$36.04in state........................................................$39.00 + sales taxout of state ( Includes all Hettinger addresses.)  ...$39.00 (no tax) POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The Bison Courier, POBox 429, Bison SD 57620-0429 Deadlines: Display and Classified Advertising: Mon-days at 12:00 p.m. Legals: Fridays at 12:00 p.m. Publisher: Don Ravellette News/Office Manager: Arlis Seim Ad Sales: Beth Hulm (244-5231),beth@sdplains.com COPYRIGHT: Ravellette Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. Nothing may bereprinted, photocopied or in any way reproduced from this publication, in whole orin part, without the written consent of the publisher. Nutrition SiteMenu Thursday, June 7 Hawaiian chicken salad whole wheat dinner roll tomatoesapple crisp w/topping Friday, June 8 Cheeseburger piebaked sweet potatoesgreen beansberry fruit salad w/almonds Monday, June 11 Lasagna rotini casserole tossed saladseasonal fruit  whole grain bread Tuesday, June 12 HAPPY BIRTHDAY Meatloafboiled potatoesbroccoli, apricots & cake Wednesday, June 13 Roast porkcompany potatoescooked cabbagecanned apples Bethany LaDue of Meadow,South Dakota is the recipient of ascholarship from The Coss FamilyFoundation Scholarship Fund of The Saint Paul Foundation.Bethany is a graduate of SunshineBible Academy and plans to attendNorthern State University.The Coss Family Foundationscholarships are awarded eachyear to students who intend to en-roll in an undergraduate course of study at an accredited degree-granting college, university or vo-cational-technical school. Recipi-ents of The Coss Family Founda-tion scholarships are selected com-petitively on the basis of financialneed, academic record, demon-strated leadership and participa-tion in school and community ac-tivities, work experience and un-usual personal or family circum-stances. About The Coss Family Founda-tion Scholarship FundLawrence M. Coss, founder andformer CEO of Conseco FinanceCorp., established a ScholarshipFund at The Saint Paul Founda-tion in 2004 to aid in financing thepost-secondary education of stu-dents attending high schools lo-cated in Dakota and Ramsey coun-ties in Minnesota and Buffalo,Hand, Hyde, Meade and Penning-ton counties in South Dakota.Since 2004, the Coss Family Foun-dation Scholarship Fund hasawarded more than 1 million dol-lars to students pursuing postsec-ondary education. The Saint PaulFoundation is the communityfoundation for Saint Paul and sur-rounding areas. It connects andsupports donors, nonprofits andpartners to enrich lives and com-munities through philanthropy.For more information, visit HY-PERLINK http://www.saint-paulfoundation.org www.saint-paulfoundation.org.The Coss Family FoundationScholarship Fund of The SaintPaul Foundation is administeredby Scholarship Management Ser-vices, a division of Scholarship America. Scholarship Manage-ment Services, located in St. Peter,Minnesota, is the nation’s largestdesigner and manager of scholar-ship and tuition reimbursementprograms for corporations, founda-tions, associations and individu-als. Bethany LaDue receivesThe Coss Family Foundation Scholarship The Office of Academic Affairs atBlack Hills State University hasreleased the dean’s list for thespring 2012 semester. Atotal of 689 students maintained a gradepoint average of 3.5 or above whiletaking at least 12 credit hours tobe named to the list this semester.Included in that list are  AmandaJohnson , Bison, and Katie Doll ,Prairie City. BHSU announcesDeans list Bison Clinic   June Schedule  Open Monday - Friday 8:00 - 5:00Appointments 8:30 - 4:30 Closed from Noon - 1:00 pm Dan Kvale, MSPA-C ã Monday - FridayVal Brown June 29 105 W Main605-244-5206 Lindst    ad Trout FarmSpe   ar    fish   Rainbow Trout 2” - 12”now available605-642-7435 Classic Cleaning Company Only Dry Foam Touches TheCarpet .ãFast dryingãNo shrinking or mildew Bud & Mary Lee Drake 605-244-7555 Cell 307-746-5416 Carpet and UpholsteryCleaning without Steam, On May 12, 2012, Teri Anna Chapman of Bison, SD graduatedfrom Northeastern University of Tahlequah, Oklahoma earn-ing her Masters Degree in Speech Language Pathology.Teri was recognized as a Masters Honor graduate, as she main-tained a grade point average of 4.0. She has accepted employ-ment with Belle Fourche Public Schools.Teri is the daughter of Blane and Doreen Chapman. Chapman earns degree  The Bison Courier ã Thursday, June 7, 2012 ã Page 3 Gard    en Gat   e The Annual Meeting of Harding & PerkinsFarm Mutual Insurance Company will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 9th,Reva Hall, Reva, SD  Harding & Perkins Farm MutualInsurance Company will celebrate their100th Anniversary this year.Birthday cake will be served. Door prizes will be givenAll members welcome! Open House honoringHoward E Haugen on his90th Birthday June 15th atMom’s Cafe from 2 - 4 p.m. NOGIFTSPLEASE Rhubarb? Really?  Although technically a veg-etable, practically it is oftentreated as a fruit and often re-ferred to as the ‘pie plant’. It ishighly tart or acidic in taste andoften cooked with lot of sugar andhoney to make it edible.. Rhubarbis considered to have severalhealth benefits. Some claim thehealth benefits of rhubarb aremany, and offer a great amount of nutritional value. Rhubarb in thepast was used for fevers and as alaxative. With the benefit of Vita-min C and fiber, rhubarb offersmany other benefits.Some of the health benefits at-tributed to rhubarb are: Arich source of dietary fiber andoften used as a laxative in herbalmedicine both for constipation anddiarrhea. Regular consumption of rhubarb is believed to increasewhite blood cells in our body. Fur-ther the consumption of this tarttreat is believed to prevent differ-ent types of tumors.Being high in calcium it is con-sidered the best diet for women asit prevents bone loss and reducesthe risk of osteoporosis. Further,consumption of this vegetable dur-ing menopause is believed to easethe symptoms including hotflashes. Rhubarb has the abilityto absorb bad cholesterol, reducethe risk of clogged arteries, strokeand effectively reduce blood pres-sure.Rhubarb has anti-bacterialproperties and is claimed to be ef-fective topical treatment for in- juries. It also has anti-inflamma-tory and anti-allergy properties.The paste of the rhubarb stalk andits juice are commonly used fortopical application. Some go so faras to say it is effective in prevent-ing staphylococcus infections! Thevitamins and nutrients in rhubarbmay help prevent deep veinthrombosis. Being a rich source of dietary fiber, rhubarbs ensuresmooth digestion. The potassiumin this vegetable is believed to en-hance the metabolic rate, therebyhelping with weight loss.Now here is where the speedtalkers in those annoying radioads give the disclaimer that all of the above is informational triviaabout rhubarb and no claims arebeing made as to the effectivenessof rhubarb for medicinal purposes.But - rhubarb is ready for har-vest. If you harvest about onethird at a time you can get yourplants to bear into July or evenearly September if you are lucky.This is a drier year so rememberto water your rhubarb for an ex-tended harvest. Acouple weeks ago we wroteabout Plant a Row for the Hungry.Just for added information, wechecked with the local FoodPantries in Bison and Lemmon;both will gladly accept fresh pro-duce. Delivery day for Bison isevery third Wednesday of themonth and in Lemmon it is everyFriday. In all things of Nature there issomething marvelous. Anonymous Submitted by Karen Englehart,Master Gardener, SDSU Coopera-tive Extension Service Lester C. Aaberg celebrates his 95th birthday June 7, 2012.Lester grew up in the HotSprings area and spent mostof his life as a farmer/rancher in the Sorum area of Perkins Co. Now retired & living inRapid City. He has 2 children,3 grandsons and 3 great grandchildren with 1 soon to ar-rive. He would enjoy some shared memories  from the good old days.228 S. Berry Pine Rd.,Rapid City, 57702. Palace Theater  Madagascar 3 Europe’s Most Wanted PG93 minutes June 8 - 10 surround sound Lemmon 374-5107 8:00 p.m. nightly On June 12, 2012, EvansonJensen Funeral Homes turns 100years old. The firm, which was es-tablished 100 years ago by R. S. Dick Evanson in Lemmon, is oneof the few, if not the only, continu-ously family owned businesses/professions in West River Country.The four generation firm ispresently owned and operated byGreg Jensen and 25 year segmentsof the history is being compiled byhis father, Eldon.The first segment 1912-1937will cover Undertaker R.S. Evan-son and early day historical hap-penings. The second: 1937-1962;R. S. Evanson & Son Furnitureand Funeral Home, and Evanson'sFurniture and Funeral Home,with his son, Vernon Evie Evan-son's involvement will be covered.The 1962-1987 writings will coverthe transition to Evanson JensenFuneral Home and the VernonEvanson-Eldon Jensen partner-ship. The final 25 year segment,1987-2012 will complete the writ-ings and cover the expansion of the firm to Elgin/New Leipzig andMott, ND, Faith, SD and Het-tinger, ND.Special events are beingplanned through the summer andearly fall months. Evanson Jensen Funeral Homesturns 100 years old MeadowNews, Rosebud News & GrandRiver Round-up will be back next week! Every day 34,000children die fromcauses that are relatedto poverty and hunger. Some toothpastes anddeodorants containchemicals found inantifreeze.  Page 4 ã The Bison Courier ã Thursday, June 7 2012 Lines from the bookshelf  By Vi Leonard  As I write this we are gettingwonderful rain. I am thinkingthat though it is still early in thesummer break, that these cooldamp days may be leading to someboredom. I would like to remindyou that the Library offers manyoptions to alleviate some of thatboredom. It is important to keepkids reading during the summerso they are ready to move on whenschool starts again.Besides books for all ages, thereare puzzles, starting with woodenones for small hands all the wayup to those that challenge adults.There are also lots of videos. Theysort of fit the category of “oldiesbut goodies”, but are still enter-taining. They are all available forcheckout.Graduation is still on our mindsand believe it or not Winnie thePooh graduated. “Pooh’s Gradua-tion” by Isabel Gaines builds onChristopher Robin’s graduationfrom first grade. All the friends inthe Hundred-Acre Woods decide tohave a graduation party withawards for what they do best. It iseasy to forget about the really goodqualities that everyone has. Thisis a level 2 reader for those whocan read with help.Level 1 books are for those whoare getting ready to read. “WeLove the Dirt” by Tony Johnstonand “Swim Like a Fish” by EllenSchecter sound like summer funfor level 1 readers. “We Love theDirt” is about a farm and newways of thinking about the dirt.Everyone loves it except the cat.“Swim like a Fish” is a little moreadvanced and deals with fears andthe triumphs of learning to swim. Another book about the apprehen-sion some kids struggle with overlearning to swim is “Last One In isa Rotten Egg” by Leonard Kessler.Freddie stays in the shallow endwhile his friends have fun divingand swimming in the deep end.Something changes and all of asudden no one is a “rotten egg”.“Big Red Kite” is a classicBerenstain Bears book. The wholefamily gets involved in making akite for a contest and as usual,with the Berenstain Bears’thereare obstacles but the moral of thestory is that doing your best leadsto success. I don’t see many peopleflying kites any more. Is it be-cause we have too much wind or just lack of interest? It can be afun summer family activity.“The Fox Steals Home” by MattChristopher is a book for upper el-ementary students and is about apopular summer sport. baseball.Bobby earns the nickname “Fox”because he is such a good baserunner. Life would be good exceptthat his folks are getting a divorceand his Dad, who is his coach, ismoving away. How is Bobby goingto keep his life from coming apart?Kids sometime have to deal withvery grownup issues.“AHorse for the Summer”caught my eye because I knowthat many kids in this area willspend a big part of their summeron the back of a horse. This bookby Michelle Bates and SusannahLeigh is actually a trilogy of threebooks in one with the overall titleof “Sandy Lane Stables”. Theother two books in this volume are“The Runaway Pony” and“Strangers at the Stables”. Admit-tedly, these books are about kidswhose only access to horses is bygoing to a stable. Seems strangeto us out here, but kids every-where love horses and this book isabout the adventures they havewith them.For teenage readers, the Libraryhas the popular “Hunger Games”trilogy by Suzanne Collins. I un-derstand that these are very popu-lar with a movie out or coming outsoon. These books deliver equalparts suspense and philosophy, ad-venture and romance, in thesesearing novels set in a future withunsettling parallels to our present.Last week I announced the newWednesday Library hours and itdawned on me later that I hadn’ttold you when they begin. It willbe June 13, the first day of thesummer story hours. I hope youwill plan to have your children in-volved in the summer programand then check out books for themto read at home. HELPWANTED Permanentpart-time.Must have goodgrammar andproofreading skills.Computerexperience a plus.For moreinformation callthe Bison Courierat 244-7199 Grace Baptist Church ã Pastor Phil Hahn Sunday School 9:30 a.m. ã Worship Service - 10:30a.m.Wednesday Prayer Mtg. - 6:30 p.m. Church of Christ 18 mi. south of Prairie City - Worship Service - 10:00 a.m. Prairie Fellowship Parish ELCAã Pastor Margie Hershey Indian Creek - 11:00 a.m. ã American - 9:30 a.m. ã Rosebud - 8:00 a.m. Christ Lutheran Church WELS ã Pastor Gerhardt Juergens Sunday Bible Class - 8:00 a.m., Worship Service - 8:30 a.m.Tuesday Bible Class - 7:00 p.m. Coal Springs Community ChurchPastors Nels & Angie Easterby South Jct. of Highways 73 & 20Sunday School - 10:00 a.m., Worship Service - 11:00 a.m. Seventh Day Adventist Church ã Pastor Donavon Kack Sabbath School - 10:30 a.m., Worship Service - 11:00 a.m. Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church ã 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. Holland Center Christian Reformed ChurchPastor Brad Burkhalter ã Lodgepole Worship Service - 8:00 a.m. First Presbyterian Church ã Pastor Florence Hoff, CRE Worship Service -9:30 a.m. Slim Buttes Lutheran ã Pastor Henry Mohagen Reva ã Worship Service - 9:00 a.m., WMF 2nd Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. Beckman Wesleyan Church ã Pastor Brad Burkhalter Prairie CitySunday School - 10:00 a.m., Morning Worship - 11:00 a.m.Vesper Service - 6:00 p.m., Wed. Evenings - 7:30 p.m.

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