Murdo Coyote, August 22, 2013

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Notice of Summons
Notice of Bids
Notice of Adoption of Provisional
West River Water Development
District Proceedings
Unofficial Record of Proceedings of
Murdo City Council
Next week:
Back-to-School Supplement
Auditorium floor refinish
Step Forward to Prevent
Suicide Walk
Vacation Bible
School 4
construction 5
J.C. staff articles 6
Includes tax
Number 34
Volume 107
August 22, 2013
Prairie Chic offers new
shopping experience
by Karlee Moore
Kamaria (Iversen) Labrier has put her love
of fashion into play with her new Murdo-
based business, Prairie Chic Boutique.
Labrier is a 2009 graduate of Jones Coun-
ty High School and currently lives on a ranch
in rural Jones County with husband,
Chauncey. She attended South Dakota State
University, graduating in December 2012
with a Consumer Affairs major and a Busi-
ness minor.
Prairie Chic Boutique opened in May 2013,
offering a variety of clothing and accessories
for everyone including purses, jewelry, tops
and dresses. Sizes small to 3XL are stocked.
The boutique receives new product ship-
ments monthly. Being the only store in town
that provides clothing, Labrier likes to keep
an updated inventory for her customers. She
also takes custom requests for anyone search-
ing for something specific.
Labrier gets her inspiration for the store
from people watching, keeping up with the
latest celebrity trends and paying attention
to fashion magazines and other boutiques.
She has always been interested in fashion,
clothing and shopping, so this new venture
has been an exciting one that she hopes to
expand in the future.
New items to look for will include: baby
clothes, Jones County school spirit shirts, and
eventually, home decor and gifts. Labrier said
this spring she is hoping to stock prom and
formal dresses. She said that the dresses will
be an affordable, in-town option for the high
school girls.
Looking to the future, Labrier said she
will expand the store to include a larger vari-
ety of merchandise. Her goal is to give the
rural community a convenient and trendy
place to shop for gifts as well as something for
Currently, Prairie Chic Boutique is located
at 209 Main Street in the Hair, Inc. building.
Hair, Inc. is usually open Monday-Thursday
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Prairie Chic shop-
ping can be done at that time. Labrier said
she will soon offer set evening hours.
In addition to the store, Prairie Chic Bou-
tique can also be found on Facebook at
Labrier can be reached at PrairieChicBou-
tique@hotmail.com or 605-295-1414.
SD West
Nile cases
As human West Nile virus
cases continue to rise a state
health official urges South
Dakotans to use mosquito repel-
lent and take other precautions to
protect themselves.
“South Dakota has the highest
number of human West Nile cases
in the nation as well as the high-
est number of the more serious
neuroinvasive cases,” said Lon
Kightlinger, state epidemiologist
for the Department of Health.
“Neuroinvasive disease can be
particularly serious for the elder-
ly and those with health condi-
tions such as cancer, diabetes,
and high blood pressure or a his-
tory of alcohol abuse.”
As of August 6, South Dakota
had reported 21 human West Nile
cases, followed by California with
18. Ten of South Dakota’s cases
were neuroinvasive, while the
next highest were Minnesota and
Mississippi with eight cases each.
Kightlinger said South Dakota
has also reported 172 WNV-posi-
tive mosquito pools.
“Cleary the virus is circulating
in our state so people need to get
in the habit of remembering
repellent for all their outdoor
activities, especially now that
school is approaching with its fall
sports season,” said Kightlinger.
“Parents and coaches need to
make sure their student athletes
use repellent for those outdoors
practices and events.”
To prevent mosquito bites and
reduce the risk of WNV:
•Use mosquito repellents
(DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon
eucalyptus, or IR3535) and limit
exposure by wearing pants and
long sleeves in the evening.
•Limit time outdoors from
dusk to midnight when Culex
mosquitoes are most active.
•Get rid of standing water that
gives mosquitoes a place to breed.
Support local mosquito control
Find WNV prevention informa-
tion on the Web at http://west-
Governor Daugaard
responds to city’s request
by Karlee Moore
In an attempt to bring more law enforcement into the county, the
City of Murdo wrote a letter to Gov. Dennis Daugaard July 2 asking
for an additional Highway Patrol trooper in the area.
Daugaard sent a letter back stating that it is not feasible to station
another trooper in the area, as the Highway Patrol has limited
The initial letter sent to Gov. Daugaard said, “The community is
finding that the local law enforcement is spending a large amount of
time and resources on Interstate 90 and Highway 83...” “The response
times for getting assistance from the Highway Patrol has been an
issue of there being wait times of hours...”
In Gov. Daugaard’s response sent July 24, it was stated, “...Colonel
Price [Colonel Craig Price, S.D. Highway Patrol superintendent]
reports there are currently four other troopers stationed within 60
miles of Murdo who respond to calls for service in your area.”
The council discussed that Trooper Dylan Dowling, currently sta-
tioned in Jones County, will be moving in September, leaving the coun-
ty without Highway Patrol presence.
Mayor Geisler told Sheriff John Weber to compile information
regarding the amount of Interstate 90 and Highway 83 calls local law
enforcement responds to so the city can respond to Gov. Daugaard’s
The city dump was also an area of concern during the August 5
meeting. It has been reported by members of the community as well
as members of the city council that the city dump has not been open
during the posted hours, or it has been open and unattended.
City finance officer Krysti Barnes reported that she, Jill Venard and
councilman Jay Drayer received phone calls during the first weekend
in August from community members wanting access to the city dump,
as the posted hours are Tuesday - Friday 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Satur-
day 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Street supervisor Jerry Hatheway agreed to
speak with the city landfill attendants concerning the issue.
Mayor Geisler appointed two board members to the Murdo Housing
Board after discussing recommendations. Kelcy Iwan was appointed
for a five year term to replace Deb Byrd. Byrd’s term had expired and
she no longer expressed interest in the position. In addition, Tim
Hochhalter resigned from his position. Geisler appointed Kate
Bradley to fill his spot as a tenant board member for the remainder of
Hochhalter’s term.
Building permits were approved as follows:
•Tom Michalek: garage
•Kevin Moore: window well, shingles, siding, windows
•Jeff Birkeland: cement driveway
•Steve Reed: cement driveway
•Joyce Hurst: shingles on house and garage
•Doug Pol: cement pads and footings for double wide trailer house
•Jeremy Joseph: tear down shed
•Jay Drayer: tear down Main Street Andrews building
•David Geisler: variance for shed in alley
Other business included:
•Contracted Baker Trucking for 37 loads of gravel
•Agreed to purchase Dixon mower from Murdo Ford
•Agreed to apply for abandon title for vehicle left in city yard
•Continue Main Street clean up, including homes on 4th and Main
•KLJ Engineering presented three designs for city park project
•Dan Parish Technology Center officially belongs solely to school
The council held executive session from 8:47 p.m. to 9:29 p.m. The
meeting was adjourned at 10:06 p.m.
Kamaria Labrier showcases a selection of inventory from her new business, Prairie Chic Boutique.
Labrier stocks a variety of fashion-forward items, keeping up with the latest trends.
Photo by Karlee Moore
SD Highway
Hi. I’m Inspector Darid Cooper
with the South Dakota Highway
Patrol Motor Carrier Services. We
want everyone to have a fun and
safe Labor Day weekend. Please
don’t drink and drive. Wear your
seatbelt and drive the speed
Plan ahead: If you plan to con-
sume alcohol, designate a sober
driver before going out and give
that person your keys;
If you have been drinking, call
a taxi or a sober friend or family
member to get you home safely;
If you know someone who is
about to drive drunk or ride with
someone who is drunk, help them
make other arrangements to get
to where they are going safely.
Have a fun Labor Day weekend
and help insure it’s a safe one as
well by wearing your seatbelt and
having a sober driver.
The former Andrews building on the north end of main street was recent-
ly purchased by Jay Drayer and is set to be demolished.
Photo by Karlee Moore
Jones County News Murdo Coyote • August 22, 2013 • 2
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Our sympathy goes out to the
family of Margie Oehlerking. She
passed away Sunday, August 11
at Maryhouse following her long
battle with Alzheimers. Her hus-
band, Milt, and their family were
by her side. Many of you will
remember her mom, Bernice Cal-
lihan, taught in our grade school
many years ago. Margie had a
collection of dolls that she sewed
for. Several years ago she had
them in Draper when the PHL
had a doll show. Milt and Margie
loved to come to the PHL bazaar.
Due to her illness, they weren’t
able to come last year. They were
married March 28, 1948. They
had one son and five daughters,
of which they lost their daughter,
Judy, with pancreatic cancer in
September of last year. I do know
Milt was a good caregiver until it
got to be too much for him to han-
dle at home, and he put her in a
home, first in Highmore and then
Maryhouse. If I remember right,
he said in the 160 days she was
in Highmore, he only missed
three days of being there. So he
Mel and Clarice Roghair attend-
ed the Frontier Days Ranch Rodeo
in White River last Friday evening.
They were pleased to see four of
their sons on a team that tied for
second place overall. It was also fun
to see granddaughter Savanna
Roghair attempt to ride a pony
bronc, whose back cinch snapped on
the first buck and threw everything
out of kilter. Clarice’s brother, Clint,
and his wife, Sharon, were also at
the rodeo, so a bit of visiting was
Brice Roghair, Savanna and Rope
stayed overnight at Mel’s Place after
the rodeo and took home a load of
chickens. Some were frozen and
ready for cooking, others were very
much alive and will soon start lay-
ing eggs for Maria’s flock. Maria
was busy at Bison that weekend,
entering and winning the junior
rodeo queen contest.
Annalee and Mesa Roghair of
Okaton as well as Abigail, Aidan
and Kate Roghair of Isabel all par-
ticipated in a week of fun and train-
ing at Rainbow Bible Ranch near
Rapid City. Darian was also present
at the camp, helping out wherever
For those of you wondering why
Jessie has not been around lately,
the last time her parents, Mel and
Clarice Roghair, saw her, was at the
Murdo Ranch Rodeo on July 20.
According to Facebook, she is now
living in Watertown. Your continued
prayers for her safety are appreciat-
It is good to see some grain final-
ly getting harvested. It has been a
trying season for those with oats in
windrows and wheat losing protein
by the day, but it’s a rare season in
South Dakota that has just enough
rain at just the right time. So we
thank the Lord for what He gives.
was there for her to the very end.
The prayer service for Margie
Oehlerking was held Thursday
evening at the First United
Methodist Church in Pierre.
Among the many in attendance
were: Nelva and Janet Louder,
Trace and Karen Dowling, Jerry
and Julie Elrod. The video was a
wonderful tribute to her life.
There were so many beautiful
flowers. Many of her grandkids
spoke of their love of their grand-
parents along with many bible
Granddaughter Megan and
Larry Anderson and four boys
from Atwood, Kan., arrived at
Dorothy Louder’s on Wednesday.
On their way they stopped in
Kadoka and visited Grandpa
Dwight. They spent the nights at
a Murdo motel and the days at
the farm. They left for home on
Kevin and Laura Louder spent
their anniversary in Rapid City
on Wednesday. Laura kept an
appointment. They stopped in
Kadoka and visited Dwight on
their way home. They had quite a
celebration. Happy anniversary,
Kevin and Laura.
While in Pierre Thursday,
Nelva and Janet Louder spent
some time at the hospital. First
they visited Joyce Jessop who
was there with hubby Pal who
has West Nile. He’s better but
still not good. Their son Justin
and three kids were also there.
From there to the ICU to check
on Gene Cressy who had emer-
gency surgery in the night Mon-
day for a perforation in the stom-
ach area. His wife, Carol, is with
him. Gene thought they would
move him to a regular room on
Friday. On our way out we ran
into Fritz Peters of Kadoka. His
wife was in the hospital. Then we
had a brief visit with Barb Taylor
of Presho on her way to see sis
Joyce and Pal. Wishing these two
fellas a speedy recovery. Earlier
on we saw Patti Cressy, who said
we should go see her parents,
which we did.
Ray and Janice Pike were with
the Cressy’s on Tuesday.
Happy birthday to our former
neighbor, Eleanor Miller, of
Pierre. I understand son Curt
and Janet Miller took her out for
supper Thursday evening to cele-
Rosa Lee Styles hosted the
Court Whist Card Club on
Wednesday at the Draper audito-
rium annex. Going home with
the prizes were Margie Boyle,
Wanda Mathews and Janet
Louder. Rosa Lee served a very
good lunch of sandwiches, chips,
dips and other little goodies,
topped off with a peach dessert
and cool whip.
I was out of town Sunday and
Monday so no calls. I will try to
catch you next week.
Ed Bashor of Rea, Mo., and
Lisa and Lance Davis of St. Joe,
Mo., arrived at the Valburg ranch
Thursday afternoon. Lisa and
Lance left Friday afternoon to go
on to Jackson Hole, Wyo. Bill,
Ellen and Eddie enjoyed the
Frontier Days rodeos in White
River over the weekend. Eddie
left for home on Wednesday.
The “Save Five for Schools” program was discontinued by Land O
Lakes in June. However, you may still turn in any stickered milk caps
until October. Please get these turned in as soon as possible in order
to help out our school!
There was a child’s pink hat with sunglasses found after the Ranch
Rodeo. Contact Sharon at 516-0080 to claim.
Bring your tools and cleaning supplies — or just yourself — as there
will be a “Clean-up / Fix-up Day” on Saturday, August 24, at the
Murdo United Methodist Church. The work day will begin at 9:00am.
There will be jobs for all abilities. A lunch of sandwiches and cake will
be served at the church.
Open AA meetings
Thursdays 8:00 p.m. at the East Commons. Call 530-0371 or 280-
For Al–Anon meetings call 669-2596 for time and place.
Murdo City Council
The Murdo City Council will meet Wednesday, September 4 at 7:30
p.m. at the city office. The public is welcome to attend. Notice the
change of date due to the Labor Day holiday.
Draper Town Board
The Draper Town Board will meet Tuesday, September 3 at 7:00
p.m. at the Draper hall. The public is welcome to attend. p.m. at the
city office. The public is welcome to attend. Notice the change of
date due to the Labor Day holiday.
County Commissioners
The Jones County Commissioners will hold their monthly meeting
at the courthouse on Tuesday, September 3 at 9 a.m. The public is wel-
come to attend.
J.C. School Board
The Jones County School District #37-3 will hold their monthly
meeting Monday, September 9 at 8 p.m. at the high school library. The
public is encouraged to attend.
Caring and Sharing
The Caring and Sharing cancer support group will meet on Mon-
day, September 9 at 7 p.m. at the Messiah Lutheran Church. Anyone
whose life has been touched by cancer is welcome to participate.
Coyote News Briefs
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East Side News
by Janet Louder • 669-2696
The Sheriff ’s report is printed as
received by Jones County Sheriff ’s
Office. It may or may not contain
every call received by the depart-
Sheriff and Deputy calls:
Aug. 4
Sheriff Weber confirmed and
faxed a Jones Co. warrant to
Lawrence Co. on a subject that
they had in custody.
Sheriff Weber responded to a
motorist assist on I-90, mm201.
A vehicle had run out of gas. Gas
was delivered to owner.
Aug. 5
Sheriff Weber responded to a
pickup and camper rollover on
I-90, mm207, with no injuries. The
driver lost control of vehicle. The
pickup and camper were totalled
and were towed away.
Sheriff Weber assisted the JC
Ambulance with a medical call
in Okaton.
Sheriff Weber transported a
male transient from the Lyman
Co. line to the Jackson Co. line
and turned him over to a Deputy.
Aug. 6
Deputy Sylva transported two
transients at separate times
from Murdo to the Mellette Co.
line and turned them over to a
Deputy Sylva responded to a
report of unsupervised chil-
dren in Murdo. The parent was
spoken to about watching her chil-
Deputy Sylva and Sheriff Weber
assisted JC Ambulance with a
medical call in Murdo.
Sheriff Weber transported a
transient from Lyman Co. to
Murdo, then Deputy Sylva trans-
ported transient to the Mellette
Co. line.
Aug. 8
Sheriff Weber checked on
three suspicious people in
Murdo. All subjects checked out
and were getting their car fixed in
Sheriff Weber did a welfare
check on a subject in Murdo.
The person was found to be okay.
Sheriff Weber transported a
transient from the Lyman Co.
line to Murdo, then transient
caught a ride farther west.
Sheriff Weber responded to a
motorist assist two miles south
of Murdo on US Hwy. 83. Unable
to locate.
Sheriff Weber responded to a
motorist assist on US Hwy. 83,
mm56, to a camper having prob-
lems with its hitch. The owner had
their own help coming.
Aug. 9
Deputy Sylva did a welfare
check on a Murdo resident.
Everything was okay.
Deputy Sylva attempted to
locate an overdue child in
Murdo. The child returned home
on their own.
Deputy Sylva responded to
several reports of a subject
selling books in Draper and
Murdo. The subject was located
and everything checked out to be
Aug. 10
Deputy Sylva booked in two
subjects from an arrest of the
SD Highway Patrol on drug
charges for one and the other sub-
ject had an arrest warrant out of
Montana. One was released after
the bond was paid, and the subject
with the warrant was transported
to the Winner Jail.
Aug. 11
Deputy Sylva responded to a
motorist assist on I-90, mm206.
A trailer had two flat tires. Help
was called to assist the motorist
and fix the problem.
Deputy Sylva responded to
and removed debris from I-90,
Deputy Sylva responded to a
motorist assist on I-90, mm179,
with a trailer with a flat tire. Help
was called to assist with fixing the
Deputy Sylva responded to
two separate reports of speed-
ing vehicles on I-90. Unable to
locate either vehicle.
Deputy Sylva responded to a
report of an erratic driver on I-
90, mm175. The driver was spoken
to and found to be tired. The driver
was advised to find a place to park
and sleep for the night.
Aug. 12
Deputy Sylva and the Murdo
Fire Dept. responded to a motor-
cycle on fire on I-90, mm188.
The cycle was towed.
Sheriff Weber assisted the JC
Ambulance with a medical call
in rural Jones Co.
Deputy Sylva and the Murdo
Fire Dept. responded to a grass
fire on I-90, mm179. Deputy
Sylva attempted to locate the vehi-
cle that had started the fire. The
same vehicle had started several
fires along I-90 from Cactus Flats
and east. Unable to locate.
Deputy Sylva responded to a
motorist assist on I-90, mm196,
to a vehicle that had a blown radi-
ator hose. Assistance was called to
help fix the problem.
Aug. 13
Sheriff Weber assisted the JC
Ambulance with another med-
ical call in rural Jones Co.
Aug. 14
Deputy Sylva checked on a
suspicious person walking on
SD Hwy 248. The transient was
transported to the Lyman Co.
line and turned over to Deputy.
Sheriff Weber responded to a
motorist assist on I-90, mm208.
A semi had broke down and was
towed away.
Sheriff Weber responded to I-
90, mm177, to a report of an
oversized load that had hit the
overpass bridge. There was
minor damage caused to both the
oversized load and the bridge. The
load was re-secured and drove
Aug. 15
Sheriff Weber checked on a
hitchhiker on I-90, mm205. The
subject was found to have several
warrants on himself. One out of
Custer Co. and one out of Fall
River Co. in South Dakota. The
subject also had two warrants out
of Wyoming for escape. The subject
was arrested and transported to
the Winner Jail.
Aug. 16
Sheriff Weber responded to a
motorist assist on I-90, mm 187.
Assistance was called to assist in
changing a flat tire.
Sheriff Weber did a welfare
check on a subject that lives in
rural Jones Co. Everything was
found to be okay.
Sheriff Weber responded to a
complaint of an erratic driver
northbound on US Hwy. 83.
Unable to locate.
Aug 17
Sheriff Weber assisted the JC
Ambulance with a medical call
at the Pilot Travel Center in
Sheriff Weber responded to a
complaint of a vehicle harass-
ing another vehicle. Both vehi-
cles were located and stopped. Both
drivers were advised to stop
harassing each other. One vehicle
was detained for a length of time to
allow distance between the two
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Prairie Home Ladies meeting
Lila Mae Christian hosted the
PHL at her home on Tuesday,
August 13. Chair Velma called the
meeting to order. Roll call, this-n-
that, was answered by Lila Mae,
Velma, Rosa Lee, Margie and
Janet with pictures, jokes, old
time newspapers, and a reading of
the way things were in 1908 – the
year the PHL was organized. Sec-
retary Margie read the minutes of
the last two meetings. Treasurer
Rosa Lee gave the treasurers
report. Bills for rugs and in-gath-
ering items were presented by
Velma, Lila Mae and Rosa Lee. A
motion was made by Lila Mae, sec-
ond by Janet to pay, carried. Meet-
ing adjourned. In the absence of
co-hostess Linda, Velma read the
devotional articles that she had
picked out: “Castle of God’s Love”
and “A Real Treasure”. Lill Sea-
mans joined the group. We then
packed 12 school bags that Velma
had made with the many school
items Rosa Lee had purchased.
Lila Mae gathered the supplies for
six health kits. These will go to the
in-gathering held at the Pierre
S.E. UMC in September. Lila Mae
served a yummy frozen butterfin-
ger dessert, iced tea or coffee.
West Side News
Church and Community
Murdo Coyote • August 22, 2013 • 3
Catholic Church of St. Martin
502 E. Second St., Murdo, S.D. • Father Gary Oreshoski
Saturday Mass: 6 p.m.
St. Anthony’s Catholic Church
Draper, S.D. • Father Gary Oreshoski
Sunday Mass: 8:30 a.m.
Draper United Methodist Church
Pastor Rick Hazen
Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.
Murdo United Methodist Church
Pastor Rick Hazen • Corner of E. 2nd and Jefferson Ave.
Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m. and Fellowship Time • Sunday School: 10:30 a.m.
United Methodist Women: 1st Wednesday at 2 p.m. • ALL WELCOME!
Okaton Evangelical Free Church
Okaton I–90 Exit 183 • Pastor Gary McCubbin • 605–837–2233 (Kadoka)
Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. (CT) • Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. (CT)
Messiah Lutheran Church
308 Cedar, Murdo, S.D. • Pastor Ray Greenseth
Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. • Sunday School: 10 a.m. • Bible Study: Tuesday 7 a.m.
Thursday 9:30 a.m. • Midweek: Wednesday 3:15 p.m.
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
Draper, S.D. • Pastor Ray Greenseth
Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. • Bible Study: Wednesday 9 a.m.
Community Bible Church
410 Washington, Murdo, S.D. • Pastor Alvin Gwin • 669–2600
Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. • Sunday School: 9:45 a.m.
Wed. Night Bible Study: 7 p.m.
Best Western
First National
669–2414 • Member F.D.I.C.
PHONE: 669–2271 FAX: 669–2744
Super 8
Dakota Prairie
Draper and Presho
669–2401 • Member F.D.I.C.
A Challenge For Our Parents
by Pastor Paul M. Sadler
Scripture Reading:
“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is
not in vain in the Lord.”
– I Corinthians 15:58
Probably the most commonly asked question of a seven year old is, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Usually the little one is so frozen
with fear that the one inquiring must resort to a form of interrogation: “a doctor, lawyer, policeman; I know, a fireman!” These are noble professions
indeed, but why are children almost never encouraged to pursue the ministry? Is the Lord’s work any less meaningful? Are the callings of pastor, evan-
gelist, missionary and Christian counselor unworthy of our childrens’ consideration? Parents do well to remember that there is no higher calling in life
than the Lord’s service.
Sadly, our young people are so preconditioned to aspire to worldly professions that the ministry is not even a viable option. Timothy’s mother had
no way of knowing whether or not God would call her son into full-time service. But to her credit, she trained Timothy from a small child in the Scrip-
tures to prepare him for the things of the Lord. Shortly after his conversion to Christ, he was called into the ministry where he delivered many from a
Christless eternity (II Tim. 1:6).
During those formative years we need to encourage our young to seek the face of the Lord as to what area of Christian service the Lord might use
them. Perhaps you have a quiver full of teenagers who don’t know what vocation to pursue. What better place to search for an answer than to have
them attend the Berean Bible Institute here in Milwaukee.
Two minutes with the bible
[Jesus said,] “Whoever does not
carry the cross and follow me can-
not be my disciple” (Luke 14:27).
In the Gospel of Luke chapter
14 verses 25-33, Jesus talks
about “counting the cost” if you’re
going to seriously be one of his
disciples. Do we count the cost?
Are we committed to disciple-
ship? The late Lutheran pastor
and theologian Dietrich Bonhoef-
fer, who was killed by the Nazis
weeks before the end of World
War II, said that anything less
than “costly discipleship” is
“cheap grace.” Yet, we affluent
Americans would rather pay “lip-
service” than “heart-service” to
God. Sadly, like St. Augustine
before his conversion, we are dis-
ciples of our personal pleasures
instead of disciples of God.
Worshiping God has become
“Well, if I have the time to fit it
into my busy schedule, I’ll be
there!” One of our late Presi-
dents, James Garfield, refused to
hold his cabinet meetings on
Sunday because his main priority
— his commitment — was to wor-
ship God in church with other
believers. How serious are we?
Or has church become just anoth-
er “club meeting” and then, the
rest of the week, we live as if
going to church doesn’t matter.
We fail to apply the Word of
God the rest of the week. A pas-
sion, a commitment, a witness to
others of the love of God in Jesus
Christ is an afterthought. We are
passionate for the “causes” we
support, but fail at being passion-
ate for the “cause of Jesus
With passion and commitment,
our young people started the
early morning sports practices
before the beginning of the new
school year. On game nights we
will sit in the stands or the
bleachers and passionately sup-
port our youth. Passionately, we
invite others to “come to the
games with us.” Yet, do we “pas-
sionately” invite others to “come
to church with us?”
We count the cost and make the
time to participate or be a specta-
tor in a sport or secular organiza-
tion, but how many of us count
the cost of following Jesus Christ,
and then follow through?
There’s little or no passion or
commitment in following Jesus
Christ today. Why? Is God out of
step with us? No, it is we who are
out of step with God. All we, like
sheep, have gone astray and fol-
low the world instead of the Good
Shepherd, Jesus Christ.
If the reformers, Martin Luther
and John Wesley, who knew their
day was going to be extremely
busy, got up an hour earlier to
spend more time with God, per-
haps we need to do the same.
In a family crisis, instead of
asking “Does God care about us?”
perhaps we need to ask our-
selves, “Do we care about God?
Whenever we put ourselves
ahead of God, we are saying we
are more important than God.
We spend more time sleeping-in,
reading the Sunday paper, going
to the mall, texting or answering
e-mails, catching up on school
work, or following our favorite
pro-sports teams on Sunday TV,
than we do worshiping God.
What’s wrong with this picture?
Many of our youth will passion-
ately “eat, sleep, and live” a sport
for the school year and probably
attend a summer sports camp to
enhance their skills. In our striv-
ing to be passionate and commit-
ted to God, may we, as youth and
adults, be just as dedicated and
faithful to God as our youth are
to a sport. “Holy Spirit, instruct
us to be passionately committed
followers of Jesus Christ — to
‘eat, sleep, and live’ for Him, and
not be afraid to count the cost.
“Seizing the hope set before us” Heb. 6:18
•Pastor Rick Hazen, United Methodist Church, Murdo and Draper•
Margie Oehlerking
Margie Oehlerking, 84 of
Pierre, died Sunday, August 11,
2013 at Avera Maryhouse Nurs-
ing Care Center.
Margie Deane Callihan was
born March 20, 1929 in a farm
house at Fedora, SD to Ben and
Bernice (Van Pelt) Callihan. She
grew up in Woonsocket, S.D.,
graduating from Woonsocket
High School in 1947. Margie then
attended beauty school in Sioux
Falls, SD with a degree in cosme-
tology in March 1948. After dat-
ing Milt Oehlerking for two years,
they married on March 28, 1948,
which was Easter Sunday.
Margie soon assumed the role
of homemaker and rancher’s wife,
first settling near Mitchell, then
moving to Van Metre, S.D., in the
summer of 1949. She was
appointed the Van Metre Post-
mistress for eight years, working
out of the old store building which
was also their home. Milt and
Margie moved south of Highmore
to the Dewey Dam Ranch with
their children Jim, Judy, Karen,
Teresa and Wendy in March of
1960. Anita was born in 1967.
Margie worked hard with Milt in
the fields, with the cattle, garden-
ing, canning and raising their
children. Margie always consid-
ered the years spent at Highmore
to be the best years of her life.
Milt and Margie built a home and
moved east of Pierre in December
1979. Soon after moving to
Pierre, Margie started her first
job outside the home at Kmart
putting in almost 20 years of
service. She considered the
money earned at Kmart her “fun”
money and used it to pay for her
new hobby of making and dress-
ing porcelain dolls. Margie was
always a very good seamstress
and would make the clothing to
dress the dolls in special outfits.
Her most treasured project was
making and dressing seven bride
dolls in replica wedding dresses
that she had made for herself, one
daughter in-law and five daugh-
ters. She spent many hours at her
sewing machine making clothes
for her daughters and grand-
daughters, doll clothes and spe-
cial flannel blankets for each of
her grandchildren and great
grandchildren. Margie made
some very special friends over the
years of going to doll class. Her
love of dolls was something she
had her whole life, collecting
them over a lifetime from family
members and auctions.
Margie won her battle with
Alzheimer’s on Sunday, August
11, 2013 surrounded by her fami-
ly at Maryhouse in Pierre, S.D.
Margie was a life-long member
of the First United Methodist
Church serving in many capaci-
ties over the years. Other inter-
ests Milt and Margie shared over
their 65 years of marriage were
dancing, playing cards, bowling
and going to antique auctions. In
later years she enjoyed attending
as many grandchildren’s activi-
ties as she was able. Margie was
always willing to help with home
improvement projects from paint-
ing and wallpapering to knocking
out a wall. She definitely taught
her children how to “Do-It-Your-
Margie is survived by her hus-
band Milt of Ft. Pierre; children:
Jim (Mona) Oehlerking of Pierre;
Karen (Larry) Johnson of
Eldridge, Iowa; Teresa (Dave)
Kusser of Pierre, Wendy (Ben)
Smith of Pierre and Anita (Kyle)
Wyly of Ft. Pierre; son-in-law
Jack Bickel of Firesteel, S.D.; sis-
ter Carol (Ken) Fairbanks of
Sturgis; two half-sisters, Julene
Krska and Janice (Arnold) Krska;
half-brother Jerry Baker; 19
grandchildren; 7 great grandchil-
dren (3 great grandchildren on
the way); numerous nieces and
nephews. She was preceded in
death by her daughter Judy Bick-
el; parents, Ben and Bernice Cal-
lihan, and brother David.
Memorials may be directed to
Countryside Hospice Memory
Diagnostic Center and the
Alzheimer’s Association.
Visitation and prayer service
were held on Thursday, August 15
at the First United Methodist
Church. Services were held Fri-
day, August 16, followed by burial
at Scotty Philip Cemetery.
Melford Koester
Melford “Mel” Koester, age 87
of Murdo, South Dakota, died
Monday morning, August 19,
2013, at the Kadoka Nursing
Melford Ray Koester was born
July 16, 1926, in Pierre, South
Dakota, the son of Fred and
Laura (Severson) Koester. He
attended school at Vivian, gradu-
ating from Vivian High School in
1945. As a young boy he was
active in sports, and especially
loved playing baseball.
Mel married Becky Moross in
1949 at the Methodist Church in
Murdo, and to this union were
born three sons, Doug, Dan, and
Fred. Melford and Becky contin-
ued to live and work on his
father’s farm in Vivian. He also
drove a school bus, and sold eggs
and cream from the farm to make
ends meet. In 1956, Melford took
a job as manager with the eleva-
tor in Quinn. In 1958, Mel moved
his family to Wall to work at the
elevator there. They eventually
moved to Murdo, and he contin-
ued to manage the elevator there
until 1978. He worked at Moore
Building Center in Murdo until
1987. He then worked for the US
Postal Service and was a mail
carrier until he semi-retired in
His wife Becky preceded him in
death on December 14, 2007. Mel
continued to make his home in
Murdo until moving in to the
Kadoka Nursing Home in July
2012, where he has since resided.
Mel and Becky hosted several for-
eign exchange students from
Brazil and Sweden during the
1970’s. They traveled extensively
in their lifetime, visiting Hawaii,
Germany, Sweden, Brazil, the
Pyramids in Egypt, the Great
Wall of China, and many other
places. Mel’s greatest joy has
always been his grandchildren
and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include two sons,
Fred Koester and his wife Missy
of Philip; and Dan Koester of
Palm Springs, California; 10
grandchildren; 12 great-grand-
children; one brother Harold
Koester of Rapid City; and a host
of other relatives and friends.
In addition to his wife Becky,
Mel was preceded in death by a
son Doug Koester, and a sister
Delores Miller.
Visitation will be held 6-7 p.m.
CDT Friday, August 23, at the
Messiah Lutheran Church in
Murdo, with a prayer service at
7:00 p.m.
Funeral services will be held
11:00 a.m. CDT Saturday, August
24, at the Messiah Lutheran
Church in Murdo, with Pastor
Ray Greenseth officiating.
Interment will be at the Murdo
A memorial has been estab-
Arrangements are with the
Rush Funeral Home of Philip.
His online guestbook is avail-
able at www.rushfuneralhome.
The home of Wayne and Susan Comp at 504 3rd Street in Murdo was
chosen as this week’s winner for the Murdo Area Chamber of Commerce
Yard of the Week. They will receive $25 in Murdo Bucks.
Photo by Lonna Jackson
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ladylike all the time. The ladies
of mom’s era also had lots of
other rules that seemed fairly
silly to the next generation.
Mom had fashion rules too such
as never wear white before a cer-
tain date in the spring and that
hats and gloves were required at
certain functions. These are
restrictive rules and no longer of
much use as far as I can tell.
Our way of walking must tell
quite a bit about us since we
seem to have lots of words that
describe motion. Who can forget
John Travolta in the movie, Sat-
urday Night Fever? After he’d
worked hard and done a good job
in a dance competition, he said
he had to go strut. Next you see
him strutting down the street to
a jazzy soundtrack and feeling
quite pleased with himself. His
smile and his stride say it all.
Come to think of it, young cow-
boys tend to strut as well. It must
be something about the hat,
boots, spurs, and chaps along
with the cowboy tradition that
brings it out. It quite often amus-
es me, and I enjoy watching it. I
guess if you can manage a horse,
work cattle, and gallop across the
prairie without falling off, you
have something to be fairly proud
If you’ve ever been in a march-
ing band or in any branch of the
military, you probably have some
experience with marching. That
too is purposeful locomotion
although somewhat tiring in the
long term. We Navy guys never
had to march very much after
basic training since ships aren’t
conducive to it. There might be
room enough to march on the
flight deck of a carrier, but small-
er ships have very few large clear
areas. That’s okay. I wasn’t a big
fan of marching anyway. Neither
am I fond of promenading which
speaks of refinement and such.
Swaggering is okay on occasion
as is wandering, rambling, mean-
dering, moseying, ambling and
By the way, if you’re feeling a
bit down sometime, it is good
therapy to get out and strut or
swagger across the prairie or
down the street. The exercise is
therapeutic as well. Give it a shot
sometime and see if it isn’t so.
Incidentally and symbolically
speaking, leading a purposeful
life isn’t a bad idea either.
Accomplishing useful stuff can
give us a sense of self worth.
Watch out, though. It might
make you strut or swagger, and
then what will people say?
I like to think that my walk is
purposeful. In other words, if you
see me going down the street, you
might think I am off to accom-
plish something useful. I might
actually be headed somewhere to
goof off, of course, but by my
walk you might think I had hon-
orable intentions. At times I may
saunter and at other times hurry,
but purposeful is my aim.
How we walk does send some
signals. For example, the other
day I saw a lady trudge down the
alley with a bag of garbage. She
plunked the bag in the alley
garbage can and then plodded
back towards the house. I diag-
nosed that she’d had a long day
and was tired. She might also
have been a bit depressed.
Contrast that with son Chance
when he was little and getting up
from a nap. He’d wake up bouncy
and come zipping into the family
room. It was common for him to
twirl himself around a couple of
times in the process. This often
meant he was ready to go and
looking for action. A bit later, you
might think he was watching TV
in the living room only to glance
out the window and see him
dancing down the ridgepole of
the barn. Kids are like that—con-
stantly looking for adventure.
They’re more fun to watch,
though, if they belong to someone
else, and you aren’t responsible
for keeping them out of trouble.
Some people seem to always
have a spring in their step.
There was a guy in my high-
school class who did. It was some
extra motion of the foot that did
it, but I was never quite sure why
or how it happened. That was
just the way he moved and, I
think, still is.
Age has some bearing on the
speed at which we travel, as you
know. Go to a nursing home and
you’re apt to see some shuffling
and a limp or two. Go to a school
and you’re apt to see the oppo-
site--quite a bit more action. I’ve
noticed, however, that some older
people keep moving right along
and some young ones are slow so
age does not always determine
our rate of motion.
Then we come to length of
stride. My mom was taught that
“ladies take small steps” so she
did—always. This made it a bit
tedious to walk anywhere with
her even though she might try to
take her small steps quickly. My
sister, on the other hand, was
having none of that nonsense.
She wanted to get where she was
going and not worry about being
Lookin’ Around
• Syd Iwan •
The 53-year old lady had been
diabetic for 20 years. The dia-
betes came on with each of her
three children but after the third
child it did not go away as it had
previously. Her blood pressure
was never well controlled. She
came to see her private physician
for an annual review of health
status and it was seen that one of
the blood tests that measures kid-
ney function was very abnormal
compared to the previous year.
This test was called a serum cre-
atinine. Her private physician
had warned her that her diabetes
and hypertension were causing
kidney failure and she wondered
what that meant. He had tried to
explain it to her but she said that
she just didn’t understand. I
explained to her that in order to
understand kidney failure, she
first had to understand what a
kidney normally does.
The kidney normally filters
blood at a rate of 120 quarts a
day. The kidneys job is to regulate
the amount of water, salt, potassi-
um, calcium and magnesium and
hundreds of other components in
the blood. Somehow the kidney
has to figure out how much the
person takes in each day and
then balance it out by excreting
the unneeded amount. For the
purposes of discussion, I will use
water as the most important
waste product the kidney gets rid
of each day.
A person normally drinks
around two quarts of water per
day. This comes in the form of cof-
fee, pop, beer, juice, watermelon
and soup and anything else that
has water in it. But the body can’t
just accumulate two quarts of
water a day or it soon gets in big
trouble. So the kidney’s job is to
figure out how much water the
person has taken in and excrete
that amount in the urine. Since
nobody drinks the same amount
every day, there is constant moni-
toring process for the kidney to
perform. Kidneys can maintain
health and balance with as little
as one pint of urine output per
day or as much as 20 quarts per
day. So if the person gets dehy-
drated in some way, the kidney’s
job is to figure that out and put
out very little urine. If the person
has a beer blast on Friday night
and drinks a 12 pack, the kidney’s
job is to figure that out and
excrete out the 12 beers that
weren’t needed.
Strange as it may sound, kid-
neys were designed to reabsorb
most of what they filter. Thus if
the kidneys filter 120 quarts of
water per day, and only excrete
around two quarts a day average,
then they have to reabsorb into
the body 118 quarts of potential
urine that they have already fil-
If a person can get a grasp of
this idea, then understanding
kidney failure becomes relatively
easy. Kidney failure occurs when
the regulatory capacity of the kid-
neys is lost and the kidneys can-
not put out the waste products
that they need to. Thus, if the
person is very thirsty and drinks
three to four quarts of water a
day and it only excretes two
quarts of water that day, they will
gain four pounds in the two
quarts of water that they didn’t
get rid of. It doesn’t take but
three or four days of this and the
person begins to feel very bloated,
develop ankle swelling, become
short of breath, cannot sleep lying
down and generally just feels rot-
So to finish the story, I
explained to the lady that dia-
betes and hypertension damage
the filters in the kidney. As these
filters become damaged, the
amount of blood that they can fil-
ter is decreased. Initially, there
are no symptoms that occur.
Recall that a person can donate a
kidney to a relative and there is
no change in the expected
longevity for the person who
donates the kidney. There may be
only minor fatigue if the person
were to lose a half of the remain-
ing kidney. But if one loses one
and three-quarters of their kid-
ney function or more, now they
become clinically ill. Unfortu-
nately, kidney damage from high
blood pressure and diabetes
progress very slowly forward over
three to five years after the per-
son has had diabetes for at least
10-15 years. Thus while a person
is losing most of their kidney
function, they don’t even know it.
The saddest part of the whole
story is once that kidney function
is lost, there is no way back. Done
is done. The kidney function is
lost and very frequently progress-
es on until not enough kidney
function is left to regulate the
body’s needs and the person
either needs a transplant or a
dialysis machine. Almost always,
this tragedy results from the per-
son not taking care of their dia-
betic condition over many years
time and not controlling their
blood pressure over the same
I reviewed the lady’s blood
tests and indicated to her that
she had already lost 75 percent of
what normal kidney function she
had to begin with. She was
checked for the possibility that
she had a bad infection in her kid-
neys or that she had kidney
stones or that she was taking a
medication which damaged her
kidneys or that she had overpro-
duction of a waste product such
as uric acid that was causing her
kidney function to be lost. None of
these abnormalities were present.
Her diabetic A1C test was at 11.5
percent indicating no control of
her diabetic condition. I indicated
to her that within the year if she
did not get her diabetic condition
controlled and her blood pressure
controlled, she would lose what
remaining kidney function that
she had and require dialysis or
transplantation. There are cer-
tain blood pressure medications
that are protective of the kidney
and those were started. To this
time, she had not really checked
her blood sugars at home and it
was indicated to her that this
needed to done to document that
the blood sugars were done and in
adequate control level. This
required several medications and
eventually required insulin itself,
something that she horribly did
not want to use. It was explained
to her that without insulin, there
was no meaningful expectation
that she could control her diabet-
ic condition unless she were to
change her eating habits and get
her 220 pound weight substan-
tially reduced by about 70 pounds
or more. She decided to try
insulin after all.
In essence, kidney failure is
what happens when the kidney is
no longer able to regulate the var-
ious components of the body. This
results in accumulation of water
and potassium and protein waste
products. It also results in the
inability to balance the person’s
acid excretion each day and the
person begins to melt their bones
to internally neutralize the excess
acid present. If a diabetic has
high blood pressure, they are
strongly urged to get both the dia-
betes and the high blood pressure
under control because these two
conditions together are the lead-
ing cause of end stage kidney fail-
ure in our society.
The Clinical View
• Dr. P.E. Hoffsten •
What is kidney
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Murdo Coyote • August 22, 2013 • 5
the existing lease. Once such
notice is given, the existing lease
still remains in effect until
March 1, 2014, at which time the
new contract becomes effective.
These rules apply to both the ten-
ant and the landowner. The only
exception is when one party fails
to live up to the terms of the orig-
inal agreement. Any lease agree-
ment for more than one year
must be a written lease if it is to
be valid. An oral agreement for
two or more years cannot be
enforced by the courts. It is best
to have all land lease contracts in
writing. Having a written lease
can prevent a lot of misunder-
standing if one of the parties
becomes incapacitated or forgets
the details of the agreement.
Producers must annually pro-
vide the quantity of all harvested
production of the crop in which
the producer held an interest
during the crop year. We will
send out the “NAP Yields” form
which lists your acres and a spot
for you to record your production.
The deadline for reporting this
production is November 15, 2013.
Production reporting is required
for all 2013 crops on farms with
NAP coverage.
September 1: Oral leases auto-
matically renew
September 1: CRP haying ends
September 2: Office closed for
Labor Day
September 15: CRP managed
haying/grazing reporting dead-
September 30: CRP managed
grazing ends
November 15: 2013 NAP produc-
November 15: CRP managed
haying bale removal deadline
November 15: 2014 acreage
reporting deadline on perennial
grasses and winter wheat
Feel free to call the office if you
ever have questions on any of our
programs 605-669-2404 Ext. 2.
Managed haying of CRP start-
ed August 2 and ends September
1. Managed grazing of CRP start-
ed August 2 and ends the earlier
of September 30 or the grazing
plan date. The regular paperwork
needs to be completed before any
CRP haying or grazing may take
place. Consult with the office to
inquire about the eligibility of
your CRP. A Haying/Grazing plan
is still needed to be signed at the
FSA office. You may sell the CRP
hay or lease the CRP ground. The
bales need to be removed from the
CRP by November 15 and all hay-
ing or grazing on CRP needs to be
reported to FSA by September 15.
Oral farm leases will renew
automatically for the next grow-
ing season on September 1 in
South Dakota, unless written
notice of intent to terminate or
modify the existing lease is given
before September 1. Any lease
that renews automatically carries
the same terms and conditions as
• David Klingberg •
A reminder that SDSU Exten-
sion will be holding a Winter
Wheat Meeting in Draper, SD on
Tuesday, August 27. The meeting
will be held at the Auditorium in
Draper, SD and begin at 6:30 pm
with a meal prepared by a local
group of church women and spon-
sored by a number of area
agribusinesses. There is no cost to
For more information contact
the Winner Regional Extension
Center, 842-1267.
Pesticide Container
Recycling Collections
There are a few pesticide con-
tainer recycling collections com-
ing up in south-central and
southwestern South Dakota, con-
ducted by the South Dakota
Department of Agriculture
(SDDA). Remaining locations and
dates include: Murdo – 9/3, Win-
ner – 9/4, Philip – 9/9, Martin –
9/9, Belle Fourche – 9/10, Rapid
City – 9/11, and Wall – 9/11.
The program collects and recycles
agricultural, home and garden
pesticide containers. The planned
dates for each location are listed
on igrow.org at: http://igrow.org/
up/articles/P6028-2013.pdf (all
times are local). The containers
collected must be made from high
density polyethylene (HDPE)
embossed with recycling symbol
#2. Containers must be empty
and triple-rinsed to be recycled.
Caps and other non-HDPE parts
such as metal handles and rubber
linings cannot be recycled and
can be disposed of as regular
waste. It is recommended to
remove labels from the containers
before recycling.
Foliar Fungicides on Corn,
Soybeans and Sunflowers
Numerous research studies
have been done regarding foliar
fungicide applications on corn,
soybeans and sunflowers. Results
have been a mixed bag. Under
significant fungal disease pres-
sure, one would naturally expect
yield increases for treated crops.
More questionable practices
include fungicide applications
with no fungal diseases present,
and fungicide applications follow-
ing hail damage.
Fungicide applications in the
absence of disease have produced
yield increases, yield decreases
and no response. In considering
multiple research trials, this
practice offers little chance of an
economic return over the long
One reason that fungicide appli-
cations are considered for a hail-
damaged crop is that disease
infection is more likely to occur
after wounding. However, foliar
diseases managed by fungicides
do not require wounds for infec-
tion. It is also argued that crops
could be more susceptible to fun-
gal pathogens as a result of
increased stress. Another reason
fungicides are considered after
hail damage is that physiological
benefits gained from a fungicide
application will help sustain or
increase yield of damaged crops.
It is important to note that claims
by the chemical industry do not
state that fungicide applications
recover yield potential lost due to
hail damage. But some claims do
suggest fungicide application to
hail-damaged crops will protect
the remaining green tissue and
allow plants to maximize yield
after sustaining damage.
The standing recommendation
from SDSU Extension is to scout
for disease and consider a fungi-
cide application only if warranted
and use caution before applying
fungicides to hail damaged crops.
The fungicide may make the crop
more susceptible to bacterial dis-
8/20-22/2013 – DakotaFest,
Mitchell, SD
8/27/2013 – Winter Wheat
Meeting, 6:30 pm, Auditorium,
Extension News
• Bob Fanning (605) 842-1267 •
Winter wheat
meeting -
Draper, SD
Construction continues at courthouse
by Karlee Moore
The Jones County commission-
ers gave the go ahead at their
August 6 meeting for Hildebrand
Construction to begin cement
work at the courthouse.
The handicap entrance on the
north east end of the building was
revamped and extended to
include a concrete pad for handi-
cap parking. Also, the retaining
wall on the south east end of the
building is in the process of being
replaced with a 28 foot concrete
The Jones County Weed Board
made a recommendation in their
July meeting to increase Bill Val-
burg’s equipment rental $2 to $12
per hour for spraying. He
received a $2 hourly raise earlier
in the summer, making his wage
$14 per hour. The commissioners
would not grant the equipment
raise at the same time as the
hourly raise without a recommen-
dation from the weed board.
The commissioners spoke
briefly about the sheriff ’s depart-
ment and the new vehicle that
Deputy Sylva is now driving.
They discussed parking the old
car in the county shed in case it is
needed. Chairman Monte Anker
asked what was taken out of the
car. Auditor John Brunskill
reported that the radar equip-
ment and the radio were switched
to the new vehicle.
Bud Anderson from Transcana-
da attended the meeting to give
the county an update on the Tran-
scanada pipeline. He said that
the Dunkle Township is the only
township in the county that has-
n’t signed a permit allowing the
pipeline to pass through. Ander-
son said he was informed that
when President Obama approves
the pipeline, the Dunkle town-
ship will sign the permit.
Brunskill said that Sage, a
database compiling company
from California, is still requesting
public record information. He
said Jones County State’s Attor-
ney Anita Fuoss was supposed to
have sent a letter to the company
regarding the issue. Brunskill
said he would refresh Fuoss’s
memory about the letter if it had-
n’t been sent.
Other business discussed at
the meeting is as follows:
•Bankwest Insurance spoke
with the commissioners regard-
ing a new insurance policy
•U.S. Forest Service District
Manager Dan Svingen met with
board to introduce himself
•Brunskill reported general
fund is doing okay.
Hildebrand Construction finished the handicap entrance at the courthouse and has been busy working on the 28
foot retaining wall behind the building.
Photo by Karlee Moore
Harvest equipment: owning vs. renting
by Jeff Elliott, Chief
Financial Officer,
MachineryLink, Inc.
Farmers face tough decisions
when selecting farm machinery.
However, there are several sound
options when considering equip-
ment needs. Our conversations
with farmers revolve around the
decision of owning or renting
We advise approaching that
decision from three perspectives:
•Cash or capital priorities;
•Tax implications; and,
•Acreage and efficiency/uti-
Cash or capital priorities
Harvest equipment is typically
the most expensive on the farm. A
new combine price can range
from $280,000 for a basic
machine to over half-a-million for
one fully loaded. Consequently,
the deciding factor we hear most
often when farmers decide to rent
is cost savings. As a general rule,
renting is significantly less per
acre than owning, sometimes
offering a 10-50 percent savings
over the total cost of ownership.
For some farmers with large
farms or multiple holdings, own-
ership is still a good investment;
however, one caution: if you’re not
prepared for both initial and
ongoing ownership costs, they can
quickly erode capital and
The key question: Is owning a
combine the best use of capital or
are there better uses such as
appreciable assets, grain han-
dling or storage, more fully-uti-
lized equipment, or others?
Acreage and
A newer combine is likely more
efficient than an aging one, and
renting provides the opportunity
to leverage that benefit at rela-
tively low cost.
Farmers with larger acreage
that more fully utilize their com-
bines may see fewer advantages
to renting. However, many farm-
ers who own combines still opt for
additional capacity through rent-
Tax implications
Tax rules and bonus deprecia-
tion enable you to deduct a siz-
able amount for equipment pur-
chases. There are ownership tax
advantages made possible by IRS
accelerated depreciation rules
(MACRS and Section 179), but
farmers should understand that
the benefit is limited to the time
value of money. The net tax
deduction over the ownership
period on the machine is ulti-
mately limited to the depreciation
on that machine. Farmers are
often surprised on this important
point. When a farmer sells the
machine, he will face a tax hit
from IRS depreciation recapture
rules. Recapture can be avoided
in a like-kind exchange but the
accelerated depreciation benefit
on the replacement machine is
greatly reduced. Conversely, rent
payments are 100 percent
deductible as ordinary operating
In conclusion, many considera-
tions go into making equipment
decisions. Arm yourself with
information and clearly under-
stand what you need for your
farm, and you will make the best
Jeff Elliott is the Chief Finan-
cial Officer of MachineryLink,
Inc., headquartered in Kansas
City, Mo.
School & Sports
Murdo Coyote • August 22, 2013 • 6
Wayne State College offers new
rate for South Dakota residents
The Nebraska State College
System Board of Trustees recent-
ly approved the addition of South
Dakota residents as eligible for
the Midwestern Higher Educa-
tion Compact tuition rate of 150
percent of the resident tuition
rate. The change, which became
effective July 1, puts Wayne State
tuition, fees, and room and board
costs below that of the University
of South Dakota and Dakota Wes-
leyan and just slightly more than
South Dakota State University
and Dakota State University.
"We are excited about the
chance to provide residents of
South Dakota with the opportuni-
ty to earn a degree at Wayne
State College," said Wayne State
President Curt Frye. "Our loca-
tion just across the state line, our
excellent academic, athletic and
extracurricular programs, and
this new tuition rate give
prospective students another
great choice as they make their
decision about college."
The new rate for South Dakota
residents offers prospective stu-
dents the opportunity to earn a
degree in Nebraska, which has a
strong economy and high employ-
ment rates, while staying close to
home. Less than an hour from the
border, Wayne State offers small
class sizes, individual attention,
and multiple opportunities for
involvement in strong intramural
programs, student government,
study abroad programs in Taiwan
and Greece, and Service-Learn-
ing projects throughout North-
east Nebraska.
"Students will be seeing us and
hearing from us very soon," said
Wayne State Director of Admis-
sions Kevin Halle. "We do know,
however, that the best way a col-
lege decision is made is to plan a
campus visit. We have several
opportunities for students and
their families to do just that."
For more information, please
visit www.wsc.edu/admissions
Wayne State College, a region-
al, public four-year college located
in northeast Nebraska, is a proud
member of the Nebraska State
College System.
JC School Daze:
getting ready
by Jeanette Drayer
In-service for the Jones Coun-
ty school staff was held August
13-14, beginning with the intro-
duction of the staff members. A
special welcome was given to new
staff members Loren Lutz, Coun-
selor/Financial Aids; Kelcy Nash,
JH/HS Librarian/6th PE; Jen-
nings Newbold, Custodian; Jane
Springer, Custodian; and Grant
Vander Vorst, Superintendent/
JH/HS Principal/Title Director.
Tammy Van Dam and Bev Ball
provided CPR training for staff
members who must be recertified
each year and Dale Convey pro-
vided training in Sharepoint.
More information about Share-
point will come out later.
Staff members also viewed a
video called “Watering the Bam-
boo” which featured Greg Bell
who runs the Water the Bamboo
Center for Leadership and is a
driving force behind Coaches vs.
Cancer that has raised over $50
million for cancer research. His
main point was that we must find
something positive in our lives
each morning to start the day
right—even if it is just the fact
that we are alive. He also empha-
sized that we must work continu-
ously for years to see results in
our children’s educations, much
like the bamboo plant that has to
be watered for three years before
it will even sprout and grow.
Bamboo also requires a huge root
system, as large as a football
field, which helps hold the earth
during rains and prevents mud-
slides. We must give our children
deep, enduring values to carry
them through the tough times of
The second day of in-service
ended with a supper served to
families, followed by an open
house in both the high school and
elementary during which stu-
dents could visit their classrooms
and teachers.
Welcome and farewell
by Margie Peters
In conjunction with the first
two days of in-service, teachers
were asked to sign up for a vari-
ety of committees. We four, Lana
Feddersen, Jeanette Drayer, Deb
Venard and Margie Peters, are
now the Public Relations (PR)
Committee. We will try to provide
some tidbits of information on
what is happening in the schools
with periodic articles in either the
Murdo Coyote or the Coyote Trax
paper. Our goal is to keep the
public informed about what goes
on inside the school.
Part of the in-service on the
second day was a presentation by
Horace Mann Insurance which
not only brought out the offerings
of the company, but also intro-
duced the teachers to a website
that offers school teachers finan-
cial help with special projects or
needs. Called donorschoose.org,
the site is “An online US based
non-profit organization that pro-
vides a way for people to donate
directly to specific projects at
public schools.” People can give as
little as $1 or as much as a mil-
lion to help a teacher with special
In 2012-13, teachers spent $3.2
billion on school supplies with
$1.6 billion coming from the
teachers’ own pockets. A study by
the National School Supply and
Equipment Association found
that 99.5 percent of teachers
spend their own money on sup-
plies and material with each
teacher spending an average of
$485 last school year.
In order to receive help with
projects, teachers must fill out an
application stating the exact
items needed and they must
describe how these will benefit
the students. Then, people, com-
panies and foundations can help
fund the request with the
resources being sent directly to
the classrooms. The project can
remain on the site as long as four
Charles Best, a new social
studies teacher in the Bronx,
often talked with his colleagues
about materials and other needs,
but with no funding, they were
only dreams. He then created
DonorsChoose.org in 2000 so that
individuals could connect directly
with classrooms in need.
It is an interesting site to visit
and lists teachers who need help
with areas such as art, science,
natural and man-made disasters
(such as Moore, Okla.), field trips
and math.
it out
by Deb Venard
Welcome to a new school year
and some new looks. Take time to
check out these changes:
•New doors on the front of the
auditorium, by the weight room
and going into the technology
•The new sign on the auditori-
um displays its new name:
Harold Thune Auditorium.
•The auditorium floor has
been refinished and now displays
its new name: Jerald Applebee
With these new changes, new
faces and new learning, it is sure
to be a great start to a new school
Teachers gather at Principal Lorrie Esmay's home to honor retiring personnel and to say welcome to the newcom-
ers to the system.
Courtesy photo
School board aims to set goals
by Karlee Moore
With the start of a new school
year, the Jones County School
Board has already seen many
President Carrie Lolley
presided over the Monday, August
12 meeting, which started with
the Pledge of Allegiance. Two new
board members, Andy Rankin
and Dean Volmer were included
in the list of changes, as well as a
new agenda and meeting format.
Superintendent Grant Vander
Vorst changed the agenda to
include reports from different
departments within the school
district, keeping everyone
informed of district-wide happen-
Another major change for the
school year was the discussion of
goals to be set and achieved dur-
ing the 2013-2014 school term.
Vander Vorst said he would
like the board to set three to four
measurable goals for the district.
Board member Chad Whitney
said that he would like to see
more class options for upperclass-
men. Vander Vorst agreed and
said he would also like to increase
the number of academic activities
and electives that high school stu-
dents can choose from.
Vice President Scott Mathews
suggested adding agricultural
courses, as Jones County is an
agricultural based community.
Vander Vorst said he would
like to see the district move to
using electronic funds transfer
instead of writing multiple
checks. He said this is a way to
improve efficiency. He also said
he would like to provide more pro-
fessional development opportuni-
ties for staff members and devel-
op a community service plan in
which the district would complete
two projects each year.
Increasing academic opportu-
nities for home schooled students
in the county was another goal
option. The board discussed that
increasing services to home
schooled students would benefit
both the students and the school
district, establishing a relation-
ship between home school fami-
lies and the district.
Purchasing cards (P-cards)
were also discussed as an option
for the district. They are no inter-
est, limit-set cards that are used
in place of a debit or credit card.
P-cards provide a rebate back on
dollars spent. The board was
interested in looking further into
the option.
The board agreed to individu-
ally think about goals and make a
decision at the September meet-
The board entered into execu-
tive session at 8:25 p.m. to dis-
cuss personnel modifications,
assignments, duties and student
concerns, resuming the regular
meeting at 8:57 p.m.
The board discussed the many
projects that have been complet-
ed, or are in the process of being
completed for the new school
year. They include:
•New Harold Thune Auditori-
um sign
•Reconstruction of preschool
entry way as floor is rotting
•Advertise for bids for football
field fence
•Auditorium floor has been
screened, repainted and coated
They also approved new
employees including: Jennings
Newbold, custodian; Jane
Springer, custodian; and Kelcy
Nash, high school librarian. They
approved an employment con-
tract for Loren Lutz, school coun-
selor. Lutz requested an 80 per-
cent contract with no health
The meeting adjourned at 9:40
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Public Notices
Murdo Coyote • August 22, 2013 • 7
Notice of Summons
State of South Dakota
County of Jones
In Circuit Court
Sixth Judicial Circuit
ANDY GERLACH as Secretary of the
Department of Revenue for the State of
deceased; NOLA PRICE, heir-at-law of
Ingwald Iverson; NORMA IVERSON, the
heir-at-law of Dean Iverson, the heir-at-
law of Ingwald Iverson; OLINE OLSON,
deceased; JAMES MULLEN, deceased;
GENEVIEVE TORNOW; deceased; their
unknown heirs and all persons unknown
who have or claim to have any right, title,
estate, interest, lien or encumbrance
upon the premises described in the
Complaint, to wit: Northeast Quarter of
Section 11, Township 1 South, Range 27
East of the Black Hills Meridian compris-
ing 160 acres more or less, in Jones
County, South Dakota,
REQUIRED to answer the Complaint of
the Plaintiff, which was filed in the Office
of the Clerk of this Court, in Jones Coun-
ty, South Dakota, on the 19th day of July,
2013, and which prays for a judgment
quieting the title to and termination of all
adverse claims against premises
described in the Complaint, situated in
said county, to wit: The Northeast Quar-
ter of Section 11, Township 1 South,
Range 27 East of the BHM in Jones
County, South Dakota
and to serve a copy of your Answer to
said Complaint on the undersigned at
their office at P.O. Box 160, 503 South
Pierre Street, Pierre, South Dakota
57501, within thirty (30) days after the
completed service of this Summons
upon you, exclusive of the day of such
service; and if you said to answer said
Complaint within that time, Plaintiff will
apply to the Court for the relief demand-
ed in the Complaint.
suant to SDCL 15‑9‑6 that no personal
claim is made against you in this action,
which is an action to quiet title to the real
property described above.
Dated this 22nd day of July, 2013.
Attorneys for Plaintiff
503 South Pierre Street
P.O. Box 160
Pierre, SD 57501-0160
(605) 224-8803
Published August 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2013,
at the total approximate cost of $111.69.
Notice of Bids
For Regular Gasoline
Sealed bids will be received by the Jones
County Commissioners at the Auditor’s
office in Murdo, S.D. until 10:30 o’clock
a.m. CDST on September 3, 2013 for a
year’s supply of regular gasoline – less
applicable tax.
If a firm bid for a full year’s supply will not
be bid, include a quote using an escala-
tor clause for the price changes. Price
changes must be documented if an
escalator clause is included.
All bids to state delivered price.
A certified or cashier’s check in the
amount of $100.00 shall accompany
each bid.
All fuel invoices must be delivered the
same day as the fuel is delivered.
The Commission reserves the right to
reject any or all bids.
John Brunskill
County Auditor
Published August 15 & 22, 2013, at the
total approximate cost of $22.09.
Notice of Bids
For Diesel Fuel
Sealed bids will be received by the Jones
County Commissioners at the Auditor’s
office in Murdo, SD until 10:30 o’clock
a.m. CDST on September 3, 2013 for a
year’s supply of #1 and #2 grade diesel
fuel – less state and federal tax.
If a firm bid for a full year’s supply will not
be bid, include a quote using an escala-
tor clause for price changes. Price
changes must be documented if an
escalator clause is included.
All bids to state delivered prices.
A certified or cashier’s check in the
amount of $100.00 shall accompany
each bid.
All fuel invoices must be delivered the
same day as the fuel is delivered.
The Commission reserves the right to
reject any or all bids.
John Brunskill
County Auditor
Published August 15 & 22, 2013, at the
total approximate cost of $22.75.
Notice of Bids
For Propane Gas
Sealed bids will be received by the Jones
County Commissioners at the Auditor’s
office in Murdo, SD until 10:30 o’clock
a.m. CDST on September 3, 2013 for a
year’s supply of propane gas for the
Sheriff’s office, courthouse, and highway
If a firm bid for a full year’s supply will not
be bid, include a quote using an escala-
tor clause for price changes. Price
changes must be documented if an
escalator clause is included.
All bids to state delivered prices. All
propane invoices must be delivered the
same day as propane is delivered.
A certified or cashier’s check in the
amount of $25.00 shall accompany each
The Commission reserves the right to
reject any or all bids.
John Brunskill
County Auditor
Published August 15 & 22, 2013, at the
total approximate cost of $22.75.
Notice of Bids
For Culverts
Separate sealed bids will be received at
the Auditor’s office in Jones County,
South Dakota until 11:00 o’clock a.m.
CDST on September 3, 2013 for furnish-
ing a year’s supply of the following: gal-
vanized culverts, PVC sewer pipe, and
black plastic corrugated culverts as
needed between September 4, 2013 and
September 1, 2014.
Price to be firm for one year.
Delivery of culverts to be made at any
place in the county designated by the
Highway Superintendent. Truck deliver-
ies to be prompt.
The Board reserves the right to reject
any or all bids.
John Brunskill
County Auditor
Published August 15 & 22, 2013, at the
total approximate cost of $19.49.
Notice of Adoption of
Provisional Budget
for Jones County, South Dakota
Board of County Commissioners of
Jones County, will meet in the court-
house at Murdo, South Dakota, on Tues-
day, September 3, 2013, at 10:00 a.m.
CDST for the purpose of considering the
foregoing Provisional Budget for the year
2014 and the various items, schedules,
amounts and appropriations set forth
therein and as many days thereafter as
is deemed necessary until the final adop-
tion of the budget on the 3rd day of Sep-
tember, 2013. At such time any interest-
ed person may appear either in person
or by a representative and will be given
an opportunity for a full and complete
discussion of all purposes, objectives,
items, schedules, appropriations, esti-
mates, amounts and matters set forth
and contained in the Provisional Budget.
John Brunskill,
County Auditor
Murdo, South Dakota
Published August 22, 2013, at the total
approximate cost of $11.91.
Proceedings of the
West River Water
Development District
Regular Session
July 17, 2013
CALL TO ORDER: The West River
Water Development District convened
for their regular meeting at the West
River Water Development District Project
Office in Murdo, S.D. Vice-Chairman
Casey Krogman called the meeting to
order at 10:35 a.m. (CT).
Roll Call was taken and Vice-Chairman
Krogman declared a quorum was pres-
ent. Directors present were: Casey Krog-
man, Marion Matt, Veryl Prokop and
Lorne Smith. Absent: Joseph Hieb. Also
present: Jake Fitzgerald, Manager; Kati
Venard, Sec./Bookkeeper; Jessica
Hegge, Larson Law PC; Jay Gilbertson,
East Dakota Water Development District.
APPROVE AGENDA: Motion by Direc-
tor Matt, seconded by Director Prokop to
approve the agenda. Motion carried
APPROVE MINUTES: The minutes of
the June 20, 2013, meeting were previ-
ously mailed to the Board for their
review. Motion by Director Prokop, sec-
onded by Director Smith to approve the
June minutes. Motion carried unani-
Bills: Casey Krogman - $55.41, Marion
Matt - $55.41, Veryl Prokop - $55.41,
Lorne Smith - $55.41, West River/
Lyman-Jones RWS - $1,000.00, Kadoka
Press - $28.59, Lyman County Herald -
$25.02, Murdo Coyote - $28.16, Pen-
nington County Courant - $24.69, Pio-
neer Review - $26.32, Todd County Trib-
une - $28.52, Howalt-McDowell Insur-
ance - $957.00, United States Treasury -
$110.16. Motion by Director Smith, sec-
onded by Director Matt to approve the
District bills. Motion carried unanimously.
B. District Financial Status Report:
The financial status of the District to date
was previously sent to the Board. A copy
of the June Financial Report is on file at
the District office in Murdo. Motion by
Director Prokop, seconded by Director
Smith to approve the June Financial
Report. Motion carried unanimously.
REPORTS: A. Manager’s Report: Man-
ager Fitzgerald presented his July report
to the Board. Motion by Director Prokop,
seconded by Director Matt to approve
the Manager’s Report. Motion carried
unanimously. B. Other Reports: None.
10:45 a.m. (CT) Vice-Chairman Casey
Krogman read the following notice: “This
is the time and place set by published
notice for hearing statements of argu-
ments relative to the budget proposed by
the West River Water Development Dis-
trict Board. All interested parties may
make a statement. Persons who have
indicated they wish to make a statement
will be called in the order in which they
have signed in. Afterwards, anyone else
may make a statement.” Nobody from
the public was present at the budget
hearing. Motion by Director Matt, sec-
onded by Director Smith to close the FY
2014 budget hearing and adopt the 2014
Budget and Budget Resolution. Motion
carried unanimously.
ADJOURNMENT: There being no further
business, the meeting was adjourned at
11:05 a.m. (CT).
/s/ Kati Venard
Kati Venard,
Recording Secretary
/s/ Casey Krogman
Casey Krogman,
Published August 22, 2013, at the total
approximate cost of $38.27.
Unofficial Record of
Proceedings of the
Murdo City Council
Regular Meeting
August 5, 2013
The Murdo City council met in regular
session on Monday, August 5, 2013.
Mayor Geisler called the meeting to
order at 7:35 p.m. Members answering
roll call were: Wayne Esmay, Jay Drayer,
Matt Kinsley, Arnie Waddell, and Mayor
Geisler. Absent: Joe Connot and Mike
Jost. Also present Karlee Moore (The
Murdo Coyote), Ray Erikson, Jerry
Hatheway, Sheriff Weber and Krysti
Barnes. All motions were unanimous
unless otherwise stated.
The agenda for the meeting was
reviewed and approved on a motion by
Esmay, seconded by Drayer. The min-
utes for the July meeting were reviewed
and approved on a motion by Esmay,
seconded by Waddell.
The building permits for the month were
reviewed and a motion to approve them
as follows was made by Esmay, second-
ed by Waddell: Doug Pol – piling for trail-
er (condition to meet with City employee
to determine in proper setbacks and will
need to submit a permit for the trailer
home); Joyce Hurst – shingles; Steve
Reed – cement drive; Jeff Birkeland –
cement drive; Kevin Moore – window
well, windows, siding, shingles; Tom
Michalek – garage. Tear downs: Jay
Drayer – Main street building; Jeremy
Joseph – old garage.
Mayor David Geisler presented council
with a request for a variance for an exist-
ing shed located on the property of his
home on Second Street. The title insur-
ance company is requesting this vari-
ance although this is an existing struc-
ture in order to write the policy. The
council agreed to grant the variance in
the alley as per a motion by Waddell,
seconded by Kinsley to pass Resolution
RESOLUTION 2013 – 25
A Resolution Granting A Variance
of Property Line Set Back
WHEREAS, the City Council,
in and for the City of Murdo,
Jones County, South Dakota
finds it necessary to allow a
variance in the standard 5 foot
property line set back along
the alley right of way for David
M. and Ann M. Geisler at the
location of 508 East Second
Street, Murdo South Dakota,
WHEREAS, the City Council
finds that granting such a vari-
ance will not endanger the
public health or safety or vio-
late any fire codes, and
WHEREAS, the variance is
issued for David M. and Ann
M. Geisler at the above loca-
tion only and for current estab-
lished buildings and may not
be used for new construction.
RESOLVED, that the City
Council, in and for the City of
Murdo, Jones County, South
Dakota, hereby allows for
David M. and Ann M. Geisler
this property set back a vari-
ance at 508 East Second
Street from the 5 (five) foot
property line setback along the
alley right of way.
The vouchers for the month were
reviewed and approved as follows on a
motion by Esmay, seconded by Drayer.
GENERAL: Payroll – 2,498.55, Payroll
taxes – 834.56; Retirement – 309.84;
The Murdo Coyote (publishing) 262.84;
Wellmark (insurance) 901.53; Golden
West (phone) 112.66; Servall (mats)
41.04; Harmon Law (legal fees) 340.00;
Quill (supplies) 808.06; Petty Cash
(postage) 3.24; SDPAA (insurance pre-
mium) 25,834.90; Fidelity Agency (insur-
ance) 203.34.
PUBLIC SAFETY: Jones County (law
enf contract) 1,600.00; West Central
(electricity) 72.13.
PUBLIC WORKS: Payroll – 2,522.58;
Payroll taxes – 842.80; Retirement –
367.47; Golden West (phone) 54.33;
Wellmark (insurance) 905.47; Heartland
Waste (garbage) 3,672.00; Dept of Rev-
enue (sales tax) 423.12; WR/LJ (water
airport) 42.50; Farmers Union (gas/fuel)
390.43; West Central Elec (electricity)
2,341.23; Kadrmas Lee and Jackson
(engineering) 2,698.20; Moore Building
(supplies) 15.82; Butler Cat (cutting
edges) 1,956.80; Corky’s (supplies)
463.31; KLJ Engineering (engineering)
2,698.20; Michael Todd (signs) 791.28;
Venard Inc (tire repair) 45.40.
8,878.21, IRS (payroll taxes) 2,372.37;
Golden West (phone) 41.09; West Cen-
tral Elec (electricity) 859.24; Farmers
Union (gas) 163.05; Hawkins (chemical)
1,945.50; Moore Building (supplies)
1,081.88; Petty Cash (postage) 8.76;
The Royal Flush (porta potties) 270.00;
Titan Machine (cutting blade) 86.80; Trait
Thorne (reimb pool party items) 129.28;
Corky’s auto (supplies) 371.36; Doug Pol
(spraying) 2,774.38; HD Supply (repairs)
173.35; Kadoka Little League (baseball
dues) 215.00; MARC (pool chemical)
2,702.99; Murdo Family Foods (sup-
plies) 7.89; Murdo Volunteer Fire & Res-
cue (donation fireworks) 300.00; Pro
Gutters (auditorium) 51.02; Servall (sup-
plies park) 37.96; Dept of Revenue
(water testing) 52.00.
park) 689.43; West Central Elec (elec-
tricity) 744.00; Murdo Area Chamber (1/2
BBB tax 3 months) 6,103.33.
WATER: Payroll – 4,035.58; Payroll
taxes-1,076.38; Retirement – 425.45;
Golden West (phone) 54.33; WR/LJ
(water/tower) 6,932.75; West Central
Elec (electricity) 769.66; Paul Meneguin
(refund deposit) 15.30; Corky’s (sup-
plies) 87.70; McLeods (water bills)
446.45; Pioneer Country Mart (gas)
151.72; SD Assoc of Rural Water Sys-
tems (annual dues) 345.00.
WASTEWATER: SD One Call (locates)
24.42; Runnings (supplies) 21.18;
Corky’s (supplies) 71.88.
The street report was given for the month
by Hatheway. He presented bids he
obtained from three places on gravel
hauling and Baker Trucking presented
the lowest bid and council agreed pur-
chase gravel through them. Hatheway
discussed the purchase of cutting edges
and prices. He also presented prices on
a new lawn mower. He obtained bids
from 2 local dealer and after reviewing
the specifications of each machine,
council agreed to purchase a mower
from Murdo Ford as they were the low
bid and met specs. Hatheway discussed
progress on the installation of the culvert
in the alley between Main and Garfield.
Also at this time, council discussed some
problems with the landfill and the fact
that it is not being opened as advertised
by the workers or left unattended.
Hatheway will visit with them about this.
The upcoming street project was dis-
cussed and some drainage issues were
talked about as per recommendations of
the engineer. Also the abandoned car
towed into the shop yard was discussed.
Council at this time discussed the storm
drain in the housing and the problems
with that and a letter concerning this will
be sent in the next month. A motion to
approve the report was made by Wad-
dell, seconded by Drayer.
Erikson gave the water report for the
month. He has been using a quite a bit of
vacation time this month and attended
some meetings also. He discussed his
plans for work at the lagoons and instal-
lation of the Pond Dr. units. He also men-
tioned he was working with Art’s ditching
to get a service installation at the Cliff
Anderson residence and hopes to have
that done soon. Discussion was held on
some swimming pool items also. A
motion to approve the report was made
by Esmay, seconded by Kinsley.
The sheriff’s report was made at this
time. He presented written reports and a
return letter from the governor was
reviewed concerning additional law
enforcement. Another letter will be
issued to respond to some issues. At this
time, a motion was made by Waddell,
seconded by Esmay to enter into execu-
tive session to discuss some legal mat-
ters and contract negotiations at 8:45
p.m. Mayor Geisler declared council out
of executive session at 9:25 p.m.
Barnes presented the finance report for
the month. Cash in bank – 674,697.24;
MMDA – 164,115.83; Savings – 340.18;
Change – 40.00; Revenue: Sales tax –
43,269.78; Interest – 28.12; Property tax
– 3,680.97; other state revenue –
4,278.72; liquor licenses paid –
4,000.00; reimburse from JC Schools for
½ aud improvements – 5,880.00.
Barnes discussed what buildings to work
on teardown in the near future. She also
stated that budgets would need worked
on this month and the September meet-
ing would need changed as the first Mon-
day is Labor Day. Council set Budget
hearings for August 14, 21,and 28 and
the September meeting for September
Barnes presented a rough copy of a pos-
sible re-plat of the city park. This was
recommended for the future if there
would be development in the area for
better lot and easement designation.
Barnes also mentioned she would need
to be gone August 23rd. A motion to
approve the report was made by Wad-
dell, seconded by Drayer.
OLD BUSINESS: The housing study
was further discussed. Barnes stated
she would like to keep this on the agen-
da and that there would be a meeting
planned for later in the fall to help follow
up on this.
Council discussed changing the ordi-
nance regarding allowance of chickens
in City limits and will look at samples of
this at the next meeting.
NEW BUSINESS: At this time, there are
2 positions on the Murdo Housing and
Redevelopment Commission. Deb
Byrd’s term is up and she does not want
to remain on the board. Mayor Geisler
appointed Kelsey Iwan/Waddell to this
position. A motion to approve this
appointment was made by Esmay, sec-
onded by Drayer. Tim Hochhalter
resigned from his position on the board
and Mayor Geisler appointed Kate
Bradley to finish his term. A motion to
approve the appointment was made by
Esmay, seconded by Waddell.
At this time, a plat was presented by
Christopher Nix to adopt a plat of his
property. After review, a motion was
made by Waddell, seconded by Drayer
to approve Katies Plat as presented.
The pasture lease around the south dam
that was formerly leased by Carl Moore
was discussed. Council felt they did not
want to advertise this for lease again at
this time.
Being no further business, council
adjourned at 10:06 p.m.
Krysti Barnes,
City Finance Officer
Published August 22, 2013, at the total
approximate cost of $112.10.
Notice of director Vacancies West River/
Lyman–Jones Rural Water Systems, Inc.
The West River/Lyman–Jones Rural Water Systems, Inc.
Board of Directors, in accordance with By–laws, Article VIII,
Section I, announces the vacancies of the following
Director positions effective October 9, 2013:
Zone 3A – Rural Jones County; current Director David Fuoss
Zone 5 – Municipal at Large – Municipalities of Haakon and
Jackson Counties; Stanley County north of the Bad River:
Pennington County east of the Cheyenne River;
current Director Paul Goldhammer
eligibility for Nomination:
1. Must be a member of the corporation
2. Must have contracted for a service tap in area to represent
3. Must file a petition no later than 4:00 P.M. (CT) September 30,
2013, at the rural water system office in Murdo, S.D.
4. Petition must be signed by no less than 15 members
5. No proxy voting allowed
6. Nominations will not be allowed from the floor at the annual
meeting unless no petitions have been filed for a directorship
Nominating petitions can be acquired by contacting:
West River/Lyman–Jones Rural Water Systems, Inc.
P.O. box 407 • 307 Main Street
Murdo, Sd 57559 • Phone: 605-669-2931
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Thank You
Thank you for choosing our
yard for “Yard of the Week” and
the $25 in Murdo Bucks!
Kim and Tony Schmidt
Thank you to all my family and
friends for the nice things you
have done for me and my family
over this last month. Thank you
for the cards, phone calls, visits,
prayers and well wishes. I am
overwhelmed by your kindness
and generosity. I pray I will be
able to pay it forward down the
road. Thank you and God bless
each one.
Jody Lebeda
Thanks to the Murdo Chamber
for choosing us for “Yard of the
Week”. It’s sure nice to be green
in August!
Bruce and Kerri Venard
Thank you doesn’t seem to be
enough when we have been
blessed with so many expressions
of sympathy for David. God bless.
Lillian Seamans and Jason
Mary Kaye Hurst and family
Joanne, Paul and Kurt Seamans
I would like to thank the
ambulance crew for the really
great care they gave me when
they took me to the hospital. This
area is very blessed to have a
crew like that.
Deloris Iversen
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Program Menu
August 26
Swiss Steak w/ Mushroom Sauce
Baked Potato
Tropical Fruit
August 27
Fish Portions
Hash Browns
Mixed Vegetables
Lemon Bars
August 28
Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
Spinach w/ Vinegar
Dinner Roll
August 29
Ham & Scalloped Potatoes
Baked Squash
Baked Apples & Raisins
August 30
Hamburger on Bun
w/ Lettuce & Onion
Potato Salad
Fresh Sliced Tomatoes
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