Murdo Coyote, December 13, 2012

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The Elementary Christmas Concert will be held on Monday, December 17, at 7:00 p.m. at the Murdo Auditorium. A special guest will make an appearance at the end of the concert. KIDS: Be sure to look in your bag of goodies from Santa. If you find an egg, it’s worth $10 in Murdo Bucks, sponsored by the Lions Club. If you should happen to find the onion, then you will receive a savings bond sponsored by Kenny Vollmer. Five eggs and one onion will be given out. The Murdo Coyote will also take your picture and put it in a future edition of the paper. Good luck, kids!
4-H members share camp Bob Marshall experiences
This year there were several Jones County 4-Hers that attended Camp Bob Marshall near Custer. While Camp Bob is labeled 4-H camp, you do not have to be a 4-H member to attend. Here is what Molly and Jake Dowling had to say about summer camp. Molly Dowling: This was my 4th year going to Camp Bob. My favorite things about camp are meeting new friends, canoeing, swimming and the scavenger hunt. The thing I disliked about camp is the camp food, because it’s not as good as mom’s. If I had to pick a favorite camp food, it would be the spaghetti. This year, camp had a Greek theme. I learned about different Greek stories and myths. I tasted different kinds of olives: black, green and kalamata. I don’t really think I learned a new skill at camp because I have been there so many times. I would encourage other kids to go to camp because you get to meet new people and you get out of town and away from you family for a while. Because Molly is 13, she can now attend Teen Camp Bob. 2013 Teen Camp is called 4-H Campwrecked and will focus on outdoor survival skills. Jake Dowling: This was my second year attending Camp Bob. My favorite things about camp is tetherball. I also liked the camp dance and meeting new friends. My least favorite thing was the camp food, but I did like the pancakes for breakfast. Some new things I tried at camp were archery and I also tried Feta cheese. I learned to be outgoing and made new friends.
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South Dakota 4-H Leader’s Association. The fee for attending Camp Bob is $40, plus any mileage fees if traveling with the county carpool. Remember, youth do not have to be 4-H members to attend Camp Bob. If you are interested in attending Camp Bob, contact the 4-H office at 605-669-7101. There are three sessions of camp (ages 8 – 13) scheduled for 2013: June 17 – 20, 21 – 24, and 25 – 28. Teen camp is June 11 – 14. Adult chaperones are always welcome, too. f you are at least 16, and are interested in being a teen chaperone at Camp Bob, contact the office about requirements and possible scholarships. by Karlee Barnes The December county commissioners meeting was held Tuesday, December 4. Those present included: John Brunskill, Jewell Bork, Sam Seymour, Bruce Royer, Helen Louder, Monte Anker and Karlee Barnes. The commissioners opened the meeting at 9:00 a.m. discussing the recent 4-H meeting held in Kadoka. Anker shared his opinion of trying to co-op with the other counties for one more year. Next, Brunskill informed the commissioners of a December 12 South Dakota Central South Dakota Enhancement District meeting, which will focus on economic development. He asked the board if anyone wanted to go. The commissioners then briefly touched on a lawsuit being brought against the county as a result of a road sign being down, which led to a vehicle accident. Two liquor licenses were approved during the meeting. One for the Busted Nut and one for Bad River Bucks and Birds. The commissioners set a date for the end of the year meeting. It will be held Thursday, December 27 at 1:30 p.m. Discussion then turned to the hiring of Angie Kinsley part time as the 4-H secretary as well as the part time emergency manager. They would offer her benefits. Anker proposed putting together an offer for Kinsley, which would leave room for negotiation. The commissioners agreed to offer $12 per hour, plus full benefits. Sey-
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County commissioners discuss disposal of old culverts in county
mour questioned about a starting date, and the commissioners agreed on after the first of the year, if Kinsley accepts the offer. The commissioners then signed and approved vouchers while discussing recently sold land in Stanley County. Royer entered the meeting at 10:50 a.m. and spoke with the commissioners about the current condition of rural roads. With the lack of moisture, the roads are rough, but nothing can be done to improve them. Executive session was called from 11:20 a.m. to 11:25 a.m. The commissioners then questioned again about whether or not they will make a proposal on Kinsley’s position with 4-H and emergency management. They then spoke with Royer again, this time discussing old culverts that are currently laying around the county. Brunskill voted to bid them out. The commissioners brought up the option of junking the culverts and taking them to Pierre, however it was decided that if the county didn’t have time to do this, they would just put them up for bid. The buyer would pay by the ton, and also have the responsibility of transporting them. Kinsley then called and told the commissioners that she would take the 4-H and emergency management positions for $12.50 per hour, but she did not give them a final decision. The meeting was then adjourned at 12:00 p.m.
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For Al–Anon meetings call 669-2596 for time and place. Thursdays 8:00 p.m. at the East Commons. Call 530-0371 or 280-7642.
Christmas lighting contest
Sports events rides
Remember to get your houses decorated for the annual Christmas lighting contest sponsored by the Murdo Chamber of Commerce. The categories are: Winter Wonderland (Most Beautiful); Santa Claus is Coming to Town (In a Child’s Eye); O’ Holy Night (Religious); Deck the Halls (Best Use of Lights); Spirit of Christmas (Business); and Country Christmas. Judging will take place mid-December. The Jones County School District is offering free in-town rides to any of our home activities (sporting events, music concerts etc.) for senior citizens living in Murdo. For more information or to request a ride, call the high school at 669-2258 no later than 3 p.m. on the day of the event.
Other kids should go to camp because it gets you away from your parents for a few days. It is also fun if you go to camp with a friend. Jake says he wants to go to camp again this summer. Camp dates for Jones County are June 25 – 28. The 2013 camp is dubbed “Camp SurviveABob” and kids will learn about outdoor survival. Some of the tentative activities are archery, shelter and tent building, fire starting and campfire cooking, building a solar still, tracking, edible plants, and rope making. By sharing their Camp Bob Marshall experience, the Dowlings are eligible for a $25 Camp Scholarship sponsored by the
Target practice… Jake Dowling, left, practices archery while older sister Molly observes. Courtesy photo
Church Christmas Schedules
Friday, Dec. 21: Murdo Christmas Program Potluck 6 p.m. • Program 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24: Christmas Eve Service 5 p.m. Murdo • 7 p.m. Draper
United Methodist Church
Sunday, Dec. 16: 7 p.m. Christmas Program & Refreshments Monday, Dec. 24: 5 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service Sunday, Dec. 23: 5:00 p.m. Children’s Service at Messiah (all children from both congregations) Monday, Dec. 24: Christmas Eve Service 5 p.m. Draper • 7 p.m. Murdo
Community Bible Church
Thank you to Ella Fuhrer for donating her time to get the Trading Pages library cleaned up and organized. Anyone who would like to volunteer to assist Ella with this task, please call her at 669-2636. The Trading Pages library at the Murdo Coyote is open Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday as open. There are many new books available. Stop in and check one out.
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Messiah/St. Paul’s Lutheran Churches
Tuesday, Dec. 25: Christmas Worship Service 9 a.m. Murdo • 11 a.m. Draper Sunday, Dec. 23: 9 a.m. Regular Worship Service Sunday, Dec. 23: 6:30 p.m. Children’s Christmas Program Refreshments will be served following the Christmas program Monday, Dec. 24: 4:30 p.m. Christmas Eve Service Murdo 4-H members at Camp Bob Marshall from left to right: Molly Dowling, Greg Boni, Chase Barnes, Ty Fuoss and Jake Dowling. Courtesy photo Tuesday, Dec. 25: 9 a.m. Christmas Worship Service
Okaton Evangelical Free Church
EMT training February 1
JC Booster Club
The Jones County Ambulance is looking to expand their EMT members and would like to have anyone who might be interested in becoming an EMT to let them know. They have set a date for February 1, 2013 for the first EMT training. Watch the Coyote Briefs in the future for more information regarding the training. Anyone with an interest or anyone with questions that the ambulance crew could answer are asked to call and leave a message at 669-3125 or to call Tammy Van Dam at 530-7553. The Jones County Booster club will hold a meeting Thursday, December 20 at 7:30 p.m. (between boys JV & Varsity game) in the school lunchroom. The public is encouraged to attend. The St. Mary's Hospice Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, December 16 at 4:00 p.m. in the Maryhouse Chapel honoring hospice patients who have died in the past year. The Ss. Peter & Paul Folk Group will provide music. Friends and family members are invited to attend. Please join us for refreshments following the ceremony.
Catholic Church of St. Martin, Murdo
St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Draper
School board discusses renewing membership in Three Rivers Coop
by Karlee Barnes The Jones County school board held their December meeting Monday, December 10 at 7:00 p.m. Those present included: Larry Ball, Tami Schreiber, Lorrie Esmay, Mike Hunt, Chad Whitney, Carrie Lolley, Brett Nix, Gary Knispel, Scott Mathews, Paul Knispel and Karlee Barnes. The agenda, minutes and bills were approved, then Gary Knispel presented the financial report, which was later approved as well. Hunt then gave Paul Knispel the opportunity to introduce himself and address the board. Knispel explained that he was at the meeting to speak about the Friday night boys basketball match up between Jones County and White River. “The play in the first quarter was as flagrant as it gets,” Knispel said. It is assumed that he was referring to a play in which a Jones County player received an intentional foul. “I hope I don’t ever see it again, I’ve never seen anything like it,” he said. Knispel told the board that he came to the meeting on his own, that he wasn’t representing anybody’s opinions but his own, and nobody else was aware that he was at the meeting. At this time, coach and board member Scott Mathews was still in basketball practice. Upon Knispel’s departure, the board discussed the gas rite. Ball told the board that gas was currently $3.23 and diesel was $3.43. The board agreed that they didn’t want to lock in a price right now. Next on the agenda was Jones County’s membership in Three Rivers Coop. Ball told the board that they had to make a decision as to whether or not they will be renewing their membership, by January. Three Rivers Coop is a legal local entity formed to provide special assistance to schools and to improve educational programs and services for students with disabilities in the member districts. School districts currently in the Cooperative include: Bennett County, Jones County, Kadoka Area, Lyman, and White River. The school board did not make a decision on renewing the membership. Ball then went over important dates for school activities in December. They include: •December 13: 7-12 Christmas concert, 7:00 p.m. •December 17: Elementary Christmas concert, 7:00 p.m. •December 18-20: Semester tests •December 22-January 7: Christmas break, with classes resuming on January 7. Mathews then motioned to adjourn the meeting, Lolley seconded and the meeting was adjourned at 7:30 p.m.
For unto us a child is born and you shall call his name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.
St. Mary’s Hospice
by Jody Lebeda • 669-2526 • jody1945@gmail.com
Only in South Dakota, we were all enjoying our late fall temps of 50-60 degrees plus, and overnight winter got here with blizzard conditions and very cold temps. Thanks be to God, we have nice warm homes and winter clothing to keep us safe and warm. Maybe a white Christmas is in store for us this year. Our sympathy to the Harley Henderson family; Harley was a very special man, and he will be missed by us in the community. Our sympathy extended also to Curt Faber’s family, Dean and Deb Faber and all his relatives and friends. Curt‘s memorial service was held on Friday at the Messiah Lutheran Church. Interment will be later in Kennebec. Mick Penticoff was visiting in Murdo and while here, he saw Bob Brost, who he beat in three games of cribbage; not an easy thing to do. Patti Greenseth and Colleen attended the Ag appreciation banquet in Rapid City at the Ramkota. The “Ageeie” Award for Promoting Agriculture this year was awarded to Bernice and Grady Crew. The 4-H fruit arrived on Tuesday and was unloaded and delivered around town. LWML meeting is going to be moved to Tuesday, December 18, because of the elementary Christmas program on Monday, December 17. Julia Broecher says that she got ‘snowed-in” and Ronnie Lebeda had to shovel her out before she could get to the town house for the Lebeda Christmas party, where she celebrated Christmas with brother Tom Lebeda, sisters Leone Kreager of Valley, Nebraska, and Betty Beck of Pierre and several other family members that were able to make the snowy trip. They finished up the day with cards and desserts and a lot of visiting. Many of the old gang from school was here to attend the memorial service for Curt Faber, who later in the day enjoyed shooting some pool in Faber’s basement, where many stories were shared. They then went to the first basketball game of the Coyotes and got in much more visiting. Rusty and Barb Rust traveled to Berthold, North Dakota, last week for several days to celebrate an early Christmas with daughter and son-in-law Nichole and Randy Kunz and family. They also enjoyed watching 14 year-old Lanie play in a basketball game. Their other three children, 16 year-old Taylor, nine year-old Jackson, and seven year-old Connor were busy with school and friends. Jackie Fosheim hosted the Book and Thimble club Christmas party on Monday evening December 10. The supper was superb, the food and entertainment committee did a wonderful job, the games much fun and the company of nearly all the members was very uplifting. Bill and Ellen Valburg attended memorial services for Curt Faber Friday afternoon. They enjoyed the fellowship supper at Dean and Deb Fabers’ afterward. Saturday evening they drove to Vivian for the businessmen’s appreciation supper. After all our nice weather, Mother Nature whipped up a blizzard that hit in the night on Saturday. Churches were canceled. By late afternoon, the sun came out but stayed very cold. The UMC PHL Christmas party that was to be held Sunday afternoon had to be postponed. We will try again on Saturday, December 15 at 2:00 p.m. at the hall annex. In lieu of gifts, bring non-perishable items for the Jones County food bank. All are welcome to attend. Ellouise Ellwanger is great(!), great-grandma that is, again. Granddaughter Bridgett and Matt Roeckes became the proud parents of a five pound, 18 and a half inches long baby girl, Shaylee Mae, December 5 in Wakonia, Minn. Proud grandma is Twila (Ellwanger) Remund of Minnesota. Congratulations to all. Lila Mae Christian, Shirley Vik, Helen Louder and Lill Seamans listened to the first and second graders read to them last Thursday. From there the group went to a cafe for refreshments. Nelva and Janet Louder spent Thursday in Pierre and called on Alex and Jean Freier. That evening they attended a Christmas party at the Investment Center of America. They report lots of very good food, and they made new friends. Casey and Gavin Miller visited grandparents Nelva and Janet Louder Monday afternoon. The community extends their sympathy to the family of Harley Henderson. Services were held Saturday at the Lutheran church in Murdo. The Murdo UMW held their Christmas party in the fellowship hall last Wednesday evening. Draper gals attending were: Ardith Miller, Marcie Schmidt, Rosa Lee Styles, Velma Scott and Janet Louder. The entertainment was good and the table full of goodies was wonderful. There are
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attended the Vivian appreciation supper Saturday evening. Ray and Janice Pike spent a couple of days in the hills. Last Wednesday evening they attended the Midwest Outdoor Resorts Christmas party held in Keystone; was a good time. As the sun came out later Sunday, Nelva and Janet Louder traveled out to Eldon and Esther Magnuson's for supper and an evening of visiting. Nelva and Janet Louder visited Ellouise Ellwanger over coffee Tuesday morning. The Jones County junior high girls basketball game with White River drew a good crowd Monday evening in Draper. The Draper UMC ran the concession stand. They came with good appetites, which was good. It takes lots of popcorn, pizza and rice krispy bars; then, of course, you need pop or water. The girls came away with a one-point win over White River. Good job, girls! Things seemed to have calmed down since Thanksgiving, as there isn't much news this week. I missed some of you today – will try next week.
Pre-registration is open for the 2013 Black Hills Stock Show youth day
The Black Hills Stock Show will kick-off South Dakota youth in action events in 2013 at their annual Youth Day on January 26. This free event is coordinated by SDSU Extension and the Black Hills Stock Show. It is open to all youth ages 8 to 18 (as of January 1, 2013) and offers a wide range of activities for youth to participate in and learn from. Contests will be hosted at the Central States Fairgrounds and 4H/Extension Building in Rapid City. The free Beef Bust lunch is sponsored by area businesses and is available to all youth participants and their families. New this year, every youth who pre-registers by December 31 for Youth Day activities will receive a free T-shirt donated by Farm Credit Service. Registrations are due by January 10. Youth may participate in two events. The events they can choose from include: Beef Cook-Off, Horse Bowl, Hippology, Livestockology, Livestock Judging, and the Dog Show. A training will be available for youth who need to become Youth Pork Quality Assurance Plus certified. Scholarship applications are
some creative good cooks over there. I, for one, was led to believe all calories had been removed! Hmm, maybe not? David and Lill Seamans attended the memorial service held for Curtis Faber at the Lutheran church in Murdo last Friday. Rosa Lee Styles and Margie Boyle attended the craft show held at the Pierre senior center on Saturday. They took in pie day at the capitol, listened to some of the entertainment and viewed the trees. Nelva and Janet Louder also spent Saturday in Pierre and took in the senior center craft fair and their soup and sandwich. After, they went to the capitol for pie day, the entertainment and looked at the trees. There was some very beautiful ones; some very different ideas. Many of them came from great distances. No, that wasn't the end of our day. We stopped in Vivian and took in the business appreciation supper held at the fire hall – good crowd and a very good supper. Got in visits with friends and relatives. David and Lill Seamans
Mobile dental program provides dental care to its 20,000th patient
Delta Dental of South Dakota’s mobile dental program, Dakota Smiles, will reach a milestone this week by providing care to its 20,000th patient. Since 2004, the program has provided nearly $9 million in dental care to underserved children in 73 different South Dakota communities. Dakota Smiles is a statewide program providing preventive and restorative dental care and oral health education to children who do not otherwise have access to care. The program serves children ages 0-21 who do not have a local dentist, have not seen a dentist in two years, or who travel over 85 miles to see a dentist. Dental problems and disease, if left untreated, can have profound effects on children and their ability to learn and lead healthy lives. “Dental disease is painful, affects a child’s overall health and often leads to poor school performance,” said Carrie Mikkonen, Dakota Smiles program manager. “In fact, dental decay is the single most common chronic disease of early childhood.”
The program began with one truck, the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, in 2004. A second truck, the Delta Dental Smile Mobile, was added in 2008 to meet the demand for services. Groups like service clubs, local churches, schools, Head Start agencies and social service agencies act as local site partners who help identify children in need of care and coordinate the program’s visit to their community. “While Delta Dental manages the Dakota Smiles program and provides most of the financial support, we have many valuable partners,” said Scott Jones, president and CEO of Delta Dental. In addition to our local community partners, we are pleased to share an ongoing partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Dakota and the South Dakota McDonald’s restaurant owners. Many other organizations like the SD Department of Health and more than 275 volunteer dental professionals have also contributed to the program’s success.”
due December 31. Six scholarships will be awarded during youth day for 2012 and 2013 graduating seniors. They include four $1,000 scholarships for formal instruction in any South Dakota accredited post-secondary learning institution preparing young people for careers in agriculture and natural resources related fields; and two $500 scholarships for Western Dakota Technical Institute. All scholarship applications are due by December 31. To learn more about these events and for rules and registration forms contact the Pennington County 4-H Extension Office at 605-394-2188 or go online at http://www.sdstate.edu/updates/lo ader.cfm?csModule=security/getfile&pageid=1450467. For questions, contact Megan Nielson, SDSU Extension Youth Livestock Field Specialist at 605.995.7378 or megan.nielson@sdstate.edu.
Recipe for Christmas All Year Long
Take a heap of child like wonder that opens up our eyes To the unexpected gifts in life–each day a sweet surprise. Mix in fond appreciation for the people whom we know; Like festive Christmas candles; each one has a special glow. Add some giggles and some laughter, a dash of Christmas food, (Amazing how a piece of pie improves our attitude!) Stir it all with human kindness; wrap it up in love and peace, Decorate with optimism, and our joy will never cease. If we use this healthy recipe, we know we will remember To be in the Christmas spirit, even when it’s not December.
Holley Kristen Boyles and Cole Weston Stoner would like to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. They will exchange vows at a small family wedding set for December 22, 2012 in Murdo. A reception will be held at a later date. Holley is the daughter of Cathy Masilko of Norfolk, Neb. and Cole is the son of Kenny and Robin Stoner of Murdo.
At the Murdo Coyote there is no charge for obituaries, engagements or wedding announcements! Call us at 669-2271 for details.
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South Dakota is known for having great saddle bronc riders and a young one is making a name for himself in the rodeo arena. Cole Elshere from Faith, S.D., won the fifth round of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in the Thomas and Mack Arena on Monday night with an 83-point effort aboard the Burch Rodeo horse named Lunatic Fringe. Out of the
15-horse field, that was the one he wanted and coincidentally, the one that was randomly drawn for him to ride. “I wanted that horse because I knew I could ride him and he fit my style,” Elshere said. “My plan the whole time was to just keep spurring him and seeing what happened in the end.” What happened earned the 24year-old $18,257 bringing his earnings here so far to $28,848. The former Gillette College rodeo standout used his National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association experience to prepare him for the next level of competition. “I learned a lot through college rodeo,” he said. “I competed against some great guys on good horses and it definitely helped me get to this level.”
on I-90, near mm191, that was dragging its safety chains. The SD Highway Patrol attempted to, but did not locate the vehicle. Deputy Sylva responded to I-90, westbound, mm218, to a report of an erratic driver. Unable to locate. Dec. 2 Sheriff Weber responded to I90, westbound, mm189, to a report of several square bales of hay blocking both lanes of travel. The hay was removed from the roadway and attempted to locate vehicle that had lost the bales. Unable to locate vehicle. Sheriff Weber responded to a vehicle that a pheasant had smashed its windshield on I-90, westbound, mm175. Sheriff Weber responded to I90, westbound, mm204, to a report of a pickup and trailer swerving all over the road. It was found to have been due to high winds. Dec. 7 Sheriff Weber responded to I90, westbound, mm197 to the report of debris in the passing lane. A large piece of metal was removed.
AMSOIL Championship Snocross comes to Deadwood Feb. 1-2
main snowmobile manufacturers – Arctic Cat, Polaris and Ski-Doo – and their factory teams of racers. The lineup includes defending Pro Open class champion Tim Tremblay (Ski-Doo), the winningest snocross racer of all-time. Arctic Cat’s Tucker Hibbert and Polaris’ top racer Ross Martin will compete as well. Racing will also include amateurs and top women racers, featuring numerous local snocross racers from the Deadwood area and Dakotas region. “These are the highest caliber racers in the world, and we are excited to host them in Deadwood. Snowmobiling is quite the popular winter activity in Deadwood and the Black Hills, so these guys and gals will fit right in,” said George Milos, executive director of the Deadwood Chamber of Commerce. “The Deadwood Snocross Shootout is a perfect match for a Deadwood winter, and it’s our hope this family friendly event will land on the top of many must-see lists.” General admission advance tickets are $10 for Friday and $15 for Saturday and $20 for a two-day pass. Children 5 and under are free, kids 5-12 are $5. Gate prices are $15/$20/$30. Advanced reserved seats are $15 for Friday, $20 for Saturday, and $30 for a two-day pass. Gate prices are $20/$25/$30.Tickets are available by calling 1-800-344-8826; at www.deadwood.com/events or at
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the gate. For more more information, visit www.isocracing.com. The AMSOIL Championship Snocross events air on the CBS Sports Network on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. EST. AMSOIL Championship Snocross - as an added bonus – will also air in an evening repeat of each show during the week.
AMSOIL Championship Snocross will race into the Black Hills in February. Deadwood’s Days of ’76 Rodeo Grounds will be home to two days of high-speed, high-flying, high-octane snocross racing February 1-2. Tickets for the inaugural Deadwood Snocross Shootout, hosted by the Deadwood Chamber of Commerce, are on sale now. AMSOIL Championship Snocross, presented by Traxxas, features snowmobile racing in a stadium setting, complete with massive jumps, berms and bumps – a man-made snow track identical to what you’d see dirt bikes race across. The Deadwood Snocross Shootout will feature 150 of the world’s top snowmobile racers from the United States, Canada and Europe, many of which compete at the annual X Games competition. Custom sleds that produce auto-like horsepower will rip across the grounds of the Days of ’76 venue. It's an apt venue, because these machines corner like barrel racers, jump high into the air and sometimes buck their unlucky riders off into the snow. Championship “AMSOIL Snocross is pumped with the opportunity to line up and race at the historic Days of ’76 Rodeo Grounds. We’ve heard nothing but great stories about the famous rodeo held in Deadwood over the summer and look forward to giving the good people of South Dakota an equally electrifying show in February,” said Carl Schubitzke, ACS President/Race Director. The event is sponsored locally by First Gold Hotel, Recreational Springs Resort, Cadillac Jack’s, Silverado-Franklin Hotel and Gaming Complex and the Lodge at Deadwood – and more sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact the Deadwood Chamber at 800-999-1876 for information on sponsorships. The AMSOIL Championship Snocross round at Days of ’76 Rodeo Grounds features the three
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• Bob Fanning (605) 842-1267 •
Details are coming together for the 2013 Private Applicator Certification Meetings across South Dakota. Once all of the meetings are confirmed, they will be posted on the SDSU Pesticide Applicator Training website: http://www. sdstate.edu/ps/extension/pat/ (click on “Private Applicator Training Dates”), and www.igrow.org. Dates, times and locations of the meetings in south-central South Dakota are listed in the calendar below. For at least one more year, postcards including the website where meetings will be held will be mailed from SDSU campus to private applicators whose certification expires in December, 2012. Regional Extension Centers will also be mailing postcards to private applicators in their areas of the state, listing PAT meetings in their region. First-time private applicators and those who let their certification expire for a year or more can also be certified by attending one of the certification meetings. If anyone is unable to attend a certification meeting, a take home test can be completed to become certified as a Private Applicator. The take home tests are available at your closest Regional Extension Center, and/or in some cases, your local Extension office. Whether attending a certification meeting or completing a take home test, applicators should bring a photo ID. At each of the PAT meetings in the calendar below, we will be covering the required topics related to Private Applicator Certification, but spending much of the time on current and emerging pest control issues you can use in your operation. Depending on the location, we may cover wheat diseases, prairie dog management, weed control, insect management, etc. Producers whose PAT certification is not up for renewal are also welcome to attend part or all of these meetings for the information provided. Private Applicator Certification Meetings If you have any questions, contact your closest Regional Extension Center, or County Extension office for the details of other meetings held in the area. Addresses and telephone numbers for the Extension Centers and County offices can be found at the SDSU Extension website: http://www. sdstate.edu/sdces/ or http://igrow. org/about/our-experts/. Ag CEO Workshops begin in January, 2013 ing the sessions. Attendees have the option of participating in an additional session for FSA Borrower Training Credits for an additional fee at Belle Fourche, Eagle Butte and Winner. To register for the Ag CEO program, visit www.igrow.org. 1/04/2013 – Private Applicator Certification meeting (PAT), 1:00 pm MST, Sr. Citizens Ctr, Philip 1/9/2013 – Ag CEO, 5:30 pm, Winner Regional Extension Center, Winner 1/11/2013 – PAT, 1:00 pm MST, Library Learning Center, Martin 1/14/2013 – PAT, 1:30 pm CST, Pierre, Winner, Lemmon & Rapid City Reg Ext Centers 1/15/2013 – PAT, 1:00 pm CST, Presho Fire Hall, Presho 1/16/2013 – Ranchers Workshop, SDSU Regional Extension Center, Winner Calendar
• Dr. P.E. Hoffsten •
decision by his wife. At the Fall Symposium for North Central Heart, Joe outlined the four steps that changed his life at that time and continues to this time. He said that one of the firststeps to be concerned about was his cholesterol. It had been inordinately high and he began taking a medication to get the cholesterol down. He was successful at this with a target of getting the total cholesterol below 200 milligrams percent and the bad cholesterol (LDL-C) below 70 milligrams percent. He was successful in doing this. The second step in his care was control of his blood pressure. He had not paid attention to it prior to that time and found that actually it was quite high. He started appropriate medications in addition to modifying his diet through a low salt content and achieved a blood pressure of 120/80 or less. The third step in his program was diet modification. He acknowledged that he had been eating too much and too much of the wrong kind of food. Instead of eating a standard South Dakota two pound steak, his meat portion with a meal was the size of a deck of card which is actually plenty to achieve adequate nutrition. There are many considerations regarding diet where more is not better and gratification eating is intensely detrimental. In this time in our society of a morbid obesity epidemic, the diet consideration is one of the most steps in life and certainly the most difficult to achieve. But none-the-less, one that is pivotal in appropriate control of heart disease. He made the point that getting rid of trans fats, increasing vegetables and fruits, decreasing fried foods and most important PORTION CONTROL were all pivotal in his program. The last aspect of his program was stress management. He discussed and characterized the standard type “type A personality” which is marked time urgency, insatiability, and anger/ hostility. Over the years, it has been shown very clearly that anger/hostility is the lethal and toxic aspect of type A personality. He recognized that he had this component in his personality and took steps to correct it. As mentioned, this program began 35 years ago and has been nowhere near as exciting as fixing an abdominal aortic aneurysm. It has been 35 years of waiting for the event that thus far has not occurred. Mr. Piscatella makes a point that one cannot change their genetics but one can change the way they live and how they manage the genetics that they have. He commented that “if you don’t take the time to take care of your health today, you will almost certainly be forced to take the time to deal with your illness tomorrow”. For that group under age 50 who universally feel indestructible, there is a test that can help identify those of greater risk and in special need of “changing their ways”. It is called a calcium score for the coronary arteries. It is done very simply with a CAT scan taking less than 2 minutes. It measures the amount of calcium in a person’s coronary arteries. This is a measure of coronary artery disease already developing, silently and undetected but highly predicted to come to a heart attack in the future. The best people to do this type of examination are those feeling most indestructible and safe. This would be a highly recommended test for that overweight population that now makes up two-thirds of our society. The test is available at Avera North Central Heart Hospital with a special rate through Planet Heart. The number to call is 605-977-7000.
SDSU Extension's Growing Ag CEO workshops will be held beginning in January, 2013 with locations in Aberdeen, Watertown, Alcester, Winner, Eagle Butte and Belle Fourche. The Growing Ag CEO's program focuses on teaching beginning farmers to use a systems approach to farm business planning. The program will be held on four to five consecutive evenings depending on the location and the topics presented dur-
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• David Klingberg •
MEYERS ELECTED AS REPRESENTATIVE FOR LAA2 Kevin Meyers was elected as the representative for the central district (known as Local Administrative Area 2 (LAA2)) of Jones County. He has lived and been a producer in Jones County for many years. Kevin will replace Kevin Louder who faithfully served on the County Committee for three years. Kevin’s service to his community and the producers of Jones County is greatly appreciated. A standard term for the County Committee is three years with a maximum of three consecutive terms. If you are interested in becoming a County Committee member, please contact the office for more details. PRODUCERS CAN EXPECT 2012 CENSUS FORMS THIS MONTH The U.S. Department of Agriculture is preparing for the 2012 Census of Agriculture for this month and respondents can expect to find a few expanded sections included. The surveys, which are expected to reach farmers and ranchers by mid-December, will have lengthier sections on equine, forestry and regional ag production. All census forms should be completed by February 4, 2013, but according to Renee Picanso of the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service the final collection may be completed in May. Once the data is collected, the final publication is expected to be out in February 2014. MARKETING ASSISTANCE LOANS–LAST DAY IN 2012 FOR TAX PURPOSES IS DEC 26 December 26 is the last day we can make a marketing loan on your grain and guarantee that it will be on your 2012 taxes. Marketing assistance loans provide producers interim financing at harvest time to meet cash flow needs without having to sell their commodities when market prices are typically at harvest-time lows. This allows producers to store production at harvest and facilitates more orderly marketing of commodities throughout the year. Details about the Price Support programs are as follows: Loan rates in Jones County: Winter Wheat - $2.88; Spring Wheat - $2.76; Barley - $1.80; Corn - $1.82; Grain Sorghum $3.15; Oats - $1.31; Sunflower $10.31. Loan Maturity: All loans will mature at the end of the ninth month following the month the loan is disbursed. The interest rate will be at the rate announced for the month the loan is disbursed subject to a January 1 adjustment. The current December interest rate is 1.125 percent. The County Committee has requested (if possible) that all bins be leveled for quality assurance and ease of measurement. They have also decided that we will loan on the peak if the bins are peaked.
total of all payments from all counties is $600 or more. The same changes apply to producers who normally receive IRS Form 1099-MISC.
by Karlee Barnes 5, the On Monday, November Comof Murdo Area Chamber the South State with merce partnered Jones County sponsor a public 69.65 percent Central RC&D to inadequate 82.93 percent meeting to discuss 239,083 communities, Voter Turnout housing in small Yes 374 February 1 59,009 EMT training nty Ambulance Supreme Court as Murdo. such 126 from federNo The Jones Cou 96,162 A panel of speakers Retention pand their EMT agencies with is looking to ex al, state and local Yes 129 uld like to have 228,663 presented inforAmendment M members and wo housing programs 445 ht be interested on what the No anyone who mig T to let them 125,690 mation and insights overcome the (Corporations) EM do to in becoming an Yes 188 community can 215,612 e set a date for it currently faces. Amendment N know. They hav housing issues 404 13 for the first ) No able to discuss 186,919 February 1, 20 They also were (Reimbursement communiatch the Coyote Yes 272 EMT training. W re for more some ways to encourage programs 142,366 utu Amendment O ent through Briefs in the f 309 ty improvem No rding the trainDakota. 215,602 information rega (Cement Plant) such as Paint South Mark included: Yes 333 ing. Speakers 118,141 n interest or Director for Amendment P Anyone with a 248 Lauseng, Executive No estions that the Housing Devel151,466 anyone with qu (Budget) the South Dakota Roger Jacobs, could answer ; Yes 171 ambulance crew and leave a 198,531 opment Authority left, passes out Measure 15 all for Housing 425 are asked to c call No Field Office Director ent (HUD); tion… Mark Lauseng, ) 139,719 669-3125 or to (Tax increase Providing informa questions from Ray Erikson. message at and Urban Developm Barnes at 530-7553. Yes 163 answers , Executive DirecPhotos by Karlee Tammy Van Dam 190,074 brochures and Greg Henderson Ref. Law 14 and Development 420 No tor for Planning of this 114,560 Dinner Knutson, taken advantage Thanksgiving d Jay Keever (Project fund) District III; Marlene Oppor- trict has Yes 150 for Central 235,006 Joe Connot an The need for a Housing with so far. Executive Director Ref. Law 16 a brochure ent Dishe annual comoutlined 448 No According to will be hosting t tunity Fund was One in seven South Dakota Enhancem Dakota Loan Spesgiving Dinner (Teacher bonus) by the South nt munity Thank supporting facts. trict; Paula Corcoran, the designed will be Preside ent Authority, The meal fall below Development; 144,997 again this year. Housing Developm r South Dakotans cialist from Rural Housing Cols House is rsday, Novembe price of a Governor’ the price at noon on Thu poverty rate. 2,371 Bill Hanson, Rural McCracken, than many the sc ho ol lu nc h h Obama includes Joy 22 , i n t he hi g Also, rents are more $35,500, which laborative; and tion to the can afford. y wishing to 210,560 Dakota Home room. Anybod something to Goode of the house, transporta South Dakotans NeighborWorks Land Trust. placement on the fact sheet, the y bring attend ma 5,795 buyer’s lot and According to the For Resources and Dakota Romney Market Rent just bring their well attended or basement. share, or may average HUD Fair apartment in foundation The meeting was contractors two or less indiom Johnson appetite! households with income cannot for a two-bedro by business people, as $556 per month. U.S. Representative the community, combined 153,743 South Dakota is and members of g the need viduals, $42,280, and for housefrom surroundAl-Anon on meetings call Other facts supportin well as residents 207,594 rental hous- exceed or more individuAn approximate Matt Varilek Fo r Al–An holds with three for the fund include: ing communities. e and place. income cannot tight, as eviwas reported. 669-2596 for tim als, combined ing markets are Kristi Noem attendance of 50 ssioner vacancy rates; “The credit for exceed $48,320. denced by low Lauseng said, Public Utilities Commi 140,413 s time was exceeds assisto Jewell (Bork), A question and answer asked, if Open AA meeting. at the demand for housing is a shortage this meeting goes Geisler :00 p.m there 187,340 and Dave Thursdays 8 Matt McGovern tance available; what a great turnout!” meeting by affordable opened Call 530-0371 bought a Goverthe East Commons. in funding to develop underuti- the school district they sell it to a 19,686 Lauseng started programs Kristie Fiegen are could or 280-7642. housing; vouchers Dakotans are nor’s House, presenting housing responded that the South Dakota Russell Clarke ssioner lized; some South safe housing; teacher. Knutson could, with peroffered through ent Authority. and Public Utilities Commi Blood Drive Blood Services 111,419 the school district lacking decent Housing Developm are struggling to mission from the South Dakota the First-Time The United n South Dakotans He spoke about 226,532 blood drive Frithe Commuover their head. District. Henderso Nick Nemec will be hosting a 6 from 9:00 maintain a roof Homebuyer Program, ent Program of these Housing to attendees that a mod1 day, November An in-depth review nity Home Improvem Investment Chris Nelson Program is through the explained at the Jones Governor’s House State Senator a.m.-2:30 p.m. facts can be requested (CHIP). the HOME 4,405 the ed. healthcare Develop- ified and nce Sh Housing County Ambula available for schools, facilities. South Dakota Partnerships Program Program, as 3,909 providers and medical ment Authority. Larry Lucas Governor ’s House of a housing RC&D asked about the Planning Terry Van Dam South Central C&D will be Henderson from District III well as the possibility on comparables. Kent Juhnke ent South Central R November requirements and Developm needs study. les, or State Representative 2,078 are all availa meeting on of Prairieland Housing Currently, the comparab holding y spoke next These programs PHD is a p.m. at the Melin the communit who meet cerne 15, 2012 at 1:30 2,981 Development (PHD). ion whose lack thereof, able to applicants Maynard Konech useum /Lib ra ry to obtain a loan. set by each prol et te Coun ty M non-profit organizat the devel- make it difficult tain qualifications programs are on Main Street support answered the question, er James Schaefer Building located main goal is to gram. All of the this question housing in Lauseng S.D. The public safe, affordJones County Treasur 267 in White River, stating that he hears now, he has opment of affordable designed to provide ties to lowtend. information can e, and right is welcome to at the region. More able housing opportuni 350 ictiii.org. everywher for the problem. moderate income Beth Feddersen be found at www.distr to no answer income or low to picked back up helpful insights The discussion Henderson gave applicants. Debra Byrd Corcoran from learn to mann can be found by Karlee Barnes after a break with She spoke of the crowd including: More informatio ent. and don’t over on the South South Dakota age expectations also cautioned Rural Developm Funding and SinAccording to the about each program Development He State website, Direct Program reach housing. Secretary of Dakota Housing Ownership www.sdhda. aware of their County reported gle Family Home developers to be sdsos.gov, Jones Authority’s website, get commitment Guaranteed Loans (section 504). voter turnout, 1.800.540.4241. market, and to an 82.93 percent org or by calling project. a low income grant Housing and enough to be the before starting any the Central Section 504 is Jacobs, from very which was good ent (HUD) was turnout in South program that helps Knutson from highest voter Urban Developm told attendees ent Dis- and loan homeowners remove South Dakota Enhancem detail low income Dakota. next to speak, and hazards, or offered has three to greater health and safety trict went in Jones County about the programs about the s House Proone, Okaton, homeowners repair talked about the Governor’been a lot of helps such precincts, number through HUD. He through HUD, number and their homes. gram. “There have number three, Murdo, programs funded at Centerville, found program in the be can Hanson is from changes with this five, Draper. which a half years,” said S.D. and explained what his small and Murdo and addressed last one and one Both Okaton the www.hud.gov, ity Fund. the Murdo Audiy did to overcomeThey Knutson. precincts voted in Housing Opportun with new to the communit issues they faced. the Draper precinct to a fact sheet specific feature One housing According torium, while school districts Town Hall. the South Dakoa community assessprogram is that voted in the Draperturnouts are as data compiled by Governor ’s performed ent Authori, finding that houscan now purchase . They can ment in 2004 Specific precinct ta Housing Developm issue. ity Fund 82.95 percent; Homes for employees nt method ing was the biggest follows: Okaton, ty, a Housing Opportun with revthe panel fund percent; Draper, McCracken concluded Neighboruse this as a recruitme Murdo, 80.30 will be a new stateenable commuQualifications behalf of to Jones County has for new teachers. must own the and spoke on 85.96 percent. enue dedicated Home Resources to create and voters, which include: the school school proper- Works Dakota Trust. Neighbornities all over S.D. to hardcheck 750 registered registered voters on affordable and Dakota Land house and put it and Jackie Fosheim promeans that 622 preserve homes either at the to have a popula- Works is a non-profit housing veterans, per… Tim Hochhalter ty; the town has working families, s, seniors and Check in here! they enter the auditorium to vote. Barnes submitted a ballot, absentee balor less; and, it to help applicants an gram developed list as tion of 2,500 people in a polls, or through sons with disabilitie Photos by Karlee voters off the a rural school dis- purchase, maintain and stay that S.D. is one has to be used in lot. others. Jacobs said currently has few. No school dis- home. The target market is WestCounty elected that trict, to name a Locally, Jones of three states More informafund. to the Jones County ern South Dakota. at www.neighno housing trust highest state turnout Debra Byrdposition. tion can be found County voters for Treasurer ’s GREAT job Jones borworksdhr.org. the panel if Denny Moore asked available there were any programs families and for middle income said, “Not individuals. Lauseng programs for first really. There are The First Time time home buyers.” income Homebuyer Program County is Jones requirement for a family of two for $60,400 or less of purchase limit or less, with a
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Murdo Coyote Lookin’ Around
• Syd Iwan •
Whatever would we find to do if we didn’t have to constantly deal with changes--or fix stuff and tidy things up? We might be forced to watch TV all the time or read tons of books. If you’re a sportsman, you might have to hunt or fish all the time. What a bleak outlook. It doesn’t bear thinking about. This all occurred to me the other day as I was driving around the ranch. I first went to the river place to consult with Ted about his health insurance. The company has discontinued his type of policy—probably because it was too generous so they weren’t making enough money on it. Anyway, if you haven’t dealt with health insurance lately, you’re lucky. It’s a pain as is all insurance. There are countless companies and tons of options to consider. First you have to decide how much coverage you want followed by consideration of cost, deductible, co-insurance (whatever that is,) and a few dozen other things. It takes quite a bit of reading and thinking to come up with a policy that might accidentally be the right one for you. The total time spent is considerable. Without dealing with changes in insurance, Ted and I could have watched more TV. On the way back out of the river ranch, there was Jim on the road fixing a gate. That bit of wire stretched between two posts had been closed when I went through the car gate next to it earlier, but I guess Jim didn’t think it would stay that way very long without some upgrading. Anyway, he had a spool of barbed wire and the other tools and supplies needed to effect repairs. He was making good progress, as far as I could tell, until one of his leather gloves got misplaced. Barbed wire and bare hands don’t go together very well. The glove was eventually run to earth and work resumed. Without gate disintegration, Jim might have had time to take a nap or even go fishing, and fishing was a possibility. The river and stock dams were not frozen over that day which is a little odd for the first week of December, but there you are. Sometimes there’s ice a foot thick already by Thanksgiving, never mind Christmas. When I got back to the home ranch, semi-resident-carpenter Chad had most of the north wall of the car garage torn off. It was, according to him, a load-bearing wall that was no longer bearing much of anything. The two-byfours had rotted off at the bottom, and there was some danger of collapse. This was by no means the oldest building on the place, but somehow it was the one falling apart. I’m not sure what caused the wood to go bad, but it was probably a combination of poor siding and maybe the vermiculate Dad had used to fill the bottom half of the wall. The insulating material might have collected moisture let in by the bad siding and promoted rot. Who knows the whys and wherefores, but there was a definite problem that needed to be addressed. Without having to deal with collapsing buildings, Chad could have gone down to the river place and shot a few more prairie dogs. That is something he enjoys quite a bit. He did eventually call it a day, grab his gun and go, but it was fairly late in the day by then. He claimed he needed a change from carpenter to varmint-control officer. A bit later I was scratching around in the basement looking for some stuff when I noticed a pile of cardboard boxes needing disposal. The floor needed to be swept as well. I didn’t have time right then to do much cleaning, but the work is still there needing to be done and promising to take up some of my leisure time in the near future. If you look around anywhere you happen to be, there usually is something or other that needs cleaning or straightening. The top of my desk is a case in point. On the other hand, maybe we need change and all the other things that take time. Any useful and necessary work tends to make us think we are accomplishing something and are therefore useful and indispensable people. It helps the ego a bit. Well, in any case, there is no shortage of work out there that we can do to build our sense of self-worth. Aren’t you just tickled to death about that? I surely am.
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Harley Henderson
Jones County High School. Harley spent more than 50 years in South Dakota. He and his wife, Rita enjoyed spending time with their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. They also enjoyed many years of playing cards with family. Survivors include his wife Rita Henderson of Murdo; two sons Harley Henderson and his wife Pam of Wayne, Nebraska, and Bruce Henderson and his wife Tina of Omaha, Nebraska; three daughters Harlana Duis and her husband Dale of Fairbury, Nebraska, Lorrie Esmay and her husband Wayne of Murdo, and Kim Weingartner and her husband Mark of Port Saint Lucie, Florida; two daughters from a previous marriage, Cleo and Charmaine; 15 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother Sterling Henderson of Norfolk, Nebraska; one sister Jeanne Gardner of Wakefield, Nebraska; and a host of other relatives and friends. Harley was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother Morton Henderson. Visitation was held Friday, December 7, at the Messiah Lutheran Church in Murdo, with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 8, at the Messiah Lutheran Church in Murdo, with Pastor Ray Greenseth officiating. Private family interment will be at the Murdo Cemetery at a later date. Military Honors were provided. Condolences may be sent to 510 Main Street, Murdo, S.D. 57559.
Harley Henderson, age 91 of Murdo, South Dakota, died December 6, 2012, at the VA Hospital in Ft. Meade. Harley Franklin Henderson was born October 8, 1921, in Emerson, Nebraska, the son of Frank J. and Cora M. (Heckens) Henderson. Harley could accomplish anything he set his mind to, was a sports enthusiast and especially loved baseball. Harley served in the United State Coast Guard, during World War II as a Yeoman First Class. He spent time in Hawaii right after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. On May 5, 1955, Harley married Rita Jane Tunink at St John's Catholic Church in Omaha. He worked many years as a chef in cafes all across Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. He owned and operated Mack's Cafe in Murdo. After retiring he worked at the Triple H Truck Stop and
by Kimberley Thune & Barbara Johnson We would like to share an opportunity that is available to South Dakota to salute our military spouses and to show our appreciation for all their hard work supporting the well-being and safety of our nation. One of the greatest challenges that a military spouse continually faces, is continuity of employment, due to frequent transfers from state to state. Not only does a spouse’s employment play a key role in the financial and personal well-being of military families, their job satisfaction is an important component of the retention of service members. After hearing from spouses at Ellsworth Air Force Base, we were convinced that an important issue for them is the constant need to obtain a license or certification for their career as they move across state lines. This situation was confirmed by a recent study by the Department of Defense (DOD) that found nearly 35 percent of military spouses in the labor force were in careers that require a license or certification. We agree that licensing and certification requirements serve an important function in protecting the public by ensuring levels of competency in a profession. We all want our nurses, social workers and teachers to be qualified, car-
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ing practitioners. However, since each state sets its own standards, the resulting patchwork of requirements is daunting for the highly mobile military spouse who is ten times more likely to move across state lines in a year as their civilian counterparts. One approach that could be taken by the South Dakota legislature, state government, licensing boards and professional associations would be to adopt practices recommended by the DOD that would allow for more flexibility for military spouses to obtain the necessary certification when moving to our state. “Licensure by endorsement” is a process that significantly eases burdens on military spouses seeking to maintain a career. This is simply a streamlined process for the application and state verification process for military spouses with active out-of-state licenses that helps spouses to obtain work quickly when moving to South Dakota. As of June 2011, eleven states had adopted some form of military spouse license portability and nine additional states were actively considering legislation. For additional information or to contact the DOD-State Liaison Office, visit www.usa4militaryfamilies.org. Adopting military spouse license portability for our state would be a great way to say thank you for their sacrifices.
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The Value Of Bible Study by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam
“From a child thou hast known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation, through faith which is in Christ Jesus” (II Tim. 3:15). Timothy was a fortunate young man. His father was not a believer in Christ, but his godly mother made up for this lack as, day after day, from his earliest childhood, she taught him the Word of God. As a result he came to know Christ at an early age and later became St. Paul’s faithful co-worker and close associate in making known the wonderful “good news of the grace of God.” In his very last letter the great Apostle Paul recalls Timothy’s “unfeigned faith… which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice”(II Tim. 1:5). If only we had more such mothers and grandmothers today, with husbands to help them! If only our American children were not set adrift on a restless sea of human speculation, but were taught the eternal truths of God’s Word, the Bible! We all need to “know the Holy Scriptures,” not only because they teach reverence for God and build moral character, but most of all because they “are able to make [us] wise unto salvation through faith… in Christ Jesus.” The theme of the Bible, the Old Testament as well as New, is the Lord Jesus Christ, the riches of whose saving grace are unfolded to us in the Epistles of Paul, the chief of sinners saved by grace. It was to Paul that God committed the preaching of the cross of Christ. He it is who tells us about the riches that flow from Calvary. He it is who tells us, by divine inspiration that: “…WE HAVE REDEMPTION THROUGH [CHRIST'S] BLOOD, THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS ACCORDING TO THE RICHES OF HIS GRACE” (Eph. 1:7). “THAT IN THE AGES TO COME HE MIGHT SHOW THE EXCEEDING RICHES OF HIS GRACE IN HIS KINDNESS TOWARD US THROUGH CHRIST JESUS” (Eph. 2:7).
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.
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by Rep. Kristi Noem South Dakota is a state that runs on small businesses and family farms. In the face of the economic and regulatory challenges thrown at them over the past several years, the resilience of our business and agriculture communities is inspiring. Unfortunately, there is another challenge on the horizon. This challenge is the estate tax, commonly referred to as the “death tax.” On January 1, 2013, this tax is scheduled to skyrocket and ensnare an increasing number of South Dakota’s family-owned businesses and farming and ranching operations. Currently, a family can exempt up to $5 million from the death tax, and any assets exceeding that are taxed at 35 percent. Unless action is taken soon, beginning in January families will only be allowed to exempt $1 million, and any excess assets will be taxed at a staggering 55 percent. Don’t get me wrong, $1 million is a lot of money. However, we have to consider that many farmers and small business owners are “cash poor” but “asset rich.” This means their land or business value is high, but those assets aren’t liquid. So in order to pay estate taxes, many families would be forced to sell assets or take out a loan to settle the bill. Under the new estate tax policy scheduled to go into effect in the new year, a whole lot more South Dakotans could face the penalty. This is a
The death tax burden Coyotes fall to White
problem that has been accelerated for many in rural America by the increasing value of land. According to data compiled by the nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation, nearly 14 times as many small businesses and 24 times as many farms would be hit by the death tax. In South Dakota alone, we’re looking at as many as 71 percent of crop producers being impacted, according to the Farm Bureau. Many in South Dakota know my story. When my father died unexpectedly in an accident on our farm, we were hit with the death tax and made the decision to take out a loan so that we didn’t have to sell land. No family should have to make the decision we were forced to make. That is why I continue to advocate for the permanent repeal of the death tax. I am proud to come from a state with such a strong heritage of agriculture and work ethic, but the estate tax threatens the hard work so many have done to build businesses and farming and ranching operations. I will continue to fight for full repeal of the death tax and, at the very least, an extension of the current rates until we can deal with this tax in comprehensive tax reform. Put simply, death should not be a taxable event. Hard working South Dakota families shouldn’t pay the consequences of Washington’s failed policies.
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River in season opener
Jones County grade school Lady Coyotes
Anticipating the rebound… Connor Venard (14) waits for a rebound during the varsity match up of the Jones County Coyotes and White River Tigers. After an over-time Jones County win in the junior varsity game, the Tigers claimed varsity win. Photos by Karlee Barnes
Fighting to stay in bounds… Skyler Miller (left) tries to
USDA responds to Rep. Noem on school lunch standards
Grade school action… Peige Springer takes the ball down the court as referee Marty Roghair follows. The grade school Lady Coyotes fell to the White River Tigers Monday, December 10. However, the junior high Lady Coyotes came out on top, winning by one point. Photo by Karlee Barnes
Rep. Kristi Noem announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) responded to her September 13 and October 18 letters on the new school lunch standards. USDA replied to specific questions posed by Rep. Noem and announced it would be providing schools increased flexibility in the current year on maximums for grains and meats in the school meal program. Rep. Noem has put substantial pressure on USDA to improve flexibility for schools working to implement new standards under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. “It is clear that the pressure from students, parents and food service directors has put USDA on notice,” said Rep. Noem. “I am pleased USDA has taken action to increase flexibility in the current year, and will continue to pursue more flexibility to address the fundamental struggles students and schools are experiencing. That is why I requested a Government Accountability Office study. This study will help Congress determine what action to take to improve the standards in a way that ensures kids are fed nutritious and filling meals in a way
keep possession of the ball in the December 7 season opener against the White River Tigers. Watch next week’s edition of Coyote Call to read more about the game.
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that is also cost effective for our schools.” Rep. Noem has visited a number of South Dakota schools and spoken with students, parents, teachers, food service directors and administrators and has heard concerns regarding the adequacy of the calorie maximum, the cost of the new requirements, and increased food waste in school cafeterias. Many schools are also concerned the requirements limit their flexibility and make it more difficult to adapt their menus to meet the preferences and needs of their students and school communities. Rep. Noem has been a leading voice on questioning the new standards. Most recently, she was joined by House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Representative Phil Roe, M.D. (RTN) in requesting a Government Accountability Office (GAO) study into the new standards. On November 28, Rep. Noem announced that the GAO has agreed to conduct the study, which will help determine the on-theground impacts of the new standards and provide guidance on how Congress might be able to address challenges.
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It’s been a challenging fall for South Dakota’s winter wheat producers as they adjust to very poor crop conditions, on the heels of a banner harvest just a few months ago. “Sixty-four percent of winter wheat in South Dakota was rated in poor or very poor condition the last week in November. This rating was the worst of any state in the primary winter wheat growing region,” said Laura Edwards, SDSU Extension Climate Field Specialist. For comparison, Edwards shares that Nebraska's crop was rated 46 percent poor to very poor condition and Oklahoma was rated 44 percent poor to very poor condition during the same week. The quick development of severe to exceptional drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, has affected much of the wheat producing areas of the U.S., says Edwards. “The winter wheat crop conditions in the central U.S. has affected the national rating, which is now at its lowest level since records of this type began in 1986,” she said. Figure 1 shows U.S. winter wheat condition ratings for the years 1995 through 2012. It is evident that 2012 is rated much below previous drought years of 1999, 2001, 2003 and 2007. Even though the hard red winter wheat of South Dakota is just 60 percent emerged as of 25 November, other states in the Northwestern white winter wheat belt and the soft red winter wheat belt (eastern Corn Belt, mid-South and Southeast), have fared much better. Idaho was rated 69 percent good to excellent condition for the same week, and Washington State was rated 67 percent good to excellent. In both Michigan and Indiana, 72 percent of winter wheat is rated good to excellent, and Ohio is currently rated 70 percent in those categories. Figure 2 shows major and minor winter wheat growing areas, and which regions are in drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor map on 20 November. U.S. winter wheat areas in drought, as of 27 November 2012. The red stripe region corresponds with D1 through D4 categories on the U.S. Drought Monitor for the same week. Dark green indicates major winter wheat growing regions, and light green areas are minor winter wheat regions. Image courtesy of USDA. The fact that a large percentage of winter wheat in South Dakota is rated in poor or very poor condition is not surprising, says Bob Fanning, SDSU Extension Plant Pathology Field Specialist. “Given the dry soil conditions into which much of the crop was planted, and the lack of moisture it has not received,” Fanning said. “Some people believe the report of 60 percent of winter wheat emerged seems high.” Fanning explains that the NASS crop progress estimates are based on a subjective opinion survey of county officials, which are not claimed to be statistically accurate.
Winter wheat struggling on the plains
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Proceedings of the Jones County Commissioners
Regular Session December 4, 2012 The Board of Commissioners met for a regular meeting with Monte Anker, Helen Louder and Pressler Seymour present. Chairman Louder called the meeting to order. Minutes from the previous meeting were read, signed and approved by the Board. All motions are unanimous unless otherwise stated. CLAIMS APPROVED: Salaries of regular employees and officials, $13,197.53; Debra J. Byrd, Deputy Treasurer, $1,527.24; Patti Greenseth, 4-H office help, $253.09; Travis Hendricks, Weed Board Supervisor, $141.52; Joyce Hurst, Deputy Register of Deeds, Deputy Director of Equalization, $1,714.71; Richard Sylva, Jr., Deputy Sheriff, $1,162.85; Jill Venard, 4-H office staff, $400.04; Kerri Venard, Deputy Auditor/Road Secretary, $1,822.29; American Family Life Assurance, cancer & intensive care insurance, $364.41; Boston Mutual Life Insurance, life insurance, $168.64; Dakotacare, group health insurance, $12,828.70; Electronic Federal Tax Payment System, social security & withholding, $7,003.40; SD Retirement, retirement, $4,008.19; AT&T Mobility, cell phone bill, $174.94; City of Murdo, water bill, $37.12; Connecting Point Computers, printer support, $40.00; Election Systems and Software, General Election coding and ballots, $1,707.97; Farmer’s Union Oil Company, gas, $836.30; Game, Fish and Parks, agent security fee, $25.00; Golden West Telecommunications, phone bill, $530.11; Travis Hendricks, mileage, equipment rental, meeting expenses, $1,139.61; Inman’s Water Technologies, R.O. rent, $21.30; Microfilm Imaging Systems, Inc., scanner rent, $155.00; Moore Building Center, supplies, $5.67; Murdo Coyote, General Election sample ballots, notices, etc. $954.00; Postmaster, postage stamps, $270.00; Rural Health Care, subsidy, $500.00; Sirchie, supplies, $54.91; South Dakota Department of Health, blood tests, $70.00; Rich Sylva, supplies, $44.50; Carrie Weller, Jones County’s share of November expenses, $179.16; West Publishing, SDCL updates, $174.00; Winner Police Department, prisoner care and transport, $1,671.82. ROAD & BRIDGE: AT&T, cell phone bill, $132.97; City of Murdo, water bill, $16.12; Farmer’s Union Oil Company, diesel, $3,852.57; Golden West Telecommunications, phone bill, $33.71; Hullinger Brothers – Murdo Amoco, gas, $257.93; Moore Building Center, supplies, $124.53; Sheehan Mack, parts, $67.94; Ronnie Lebeda, labor, $1,901.16; John Feddersen, seasonal, $273.00; Melvin Feddersen, part-time labor, $956.68; Chester McKenzie, labor, $1,120.46; Levi Newsam, labor, $1,969.87. CARE OF THE POOR: Cheryl Iversen, WIC Secretary, $88.85; Larry D. Hollmann, court appointed attorney, $125.70. 911 FUND: Centurylink, monthly charge, $84.16.
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SALARY & MILEAGE: Monte Anker, $396.27, mileage, $49.58; Helen Louder, $372.19, mileage, $29.60; Pressler Seymour, $396.27. TABLED: Tripp County Ambulance, prisoner care, $675.00. FEES COLLECTED FOR THE COUNTY: Clerk of Courts, $50.00; Register of Deeds, $18,604.00; Sheriff, $0.00. Auditor’s account with the treasurer is as follows: Cash, $500.00; Checking & Savings, $776,050.60; CDs, $1,294,791.65; TOTALING: $2,071,342.25. Terri Volmer’s building permit report for November- 0. Jewell Bork, program assistant for South Central Resource Conservation and Development (SCRC&D), met with the Board to ask if the 4-H office could assist with the Annual Ranchers Workshop program as in the past. The Board agreed to continue promoting the program. The Board discussed issues regarding the old ambulance shed. Anker moved and Seymour seconded the approval of liquor licenses for the Busted Nut Bar & Grill and Bad River Bucks & Birds. The Board set the end-of-the year meeting for 1:30 p.m. Thursday, December 27, 2012. The Auditor discussed changes to voter registration recommended by the Secretary of State’s office and provided a copy of the contract that the State office wants signed for the development and usage of a statewide voter registration filing system referred to as TotalVote. The Auditor would not sign the contract and asked the Board how they wanted to proceed. As a result, it was moved by Anker and seconded by Louder to table the contract. It was moved by Anker and seconded by Seymour for a permanent zone change to Tract A pump station 19 addition (approximately 9.2 acres), located in the SE 1/4 of Section 2, T1SR27E from ag to commercial property. It was moved by Seymour and seconded by Louder to approve a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Jones County and the South Dakota State Emergency Manager for the maintenance of emergency supplies and a trailer for emergencies in the area. At 10:00 a.m., the supplemental budget hearing was held. At this time it was moved by Louder and seconded by Seymour to supplement the following budgets: Auditor, $22,000.00; Sheriff, $33,000.00; Veteran’s Service Office, $800.00; Weed and Pest, $9,000.00; Register of Deeds, $8,500.00; Ambulance, $1,500.00. The following resolution was moved by Louder and seconded by Seymour: Notice of Hearing Resolution #2012-07 WHEREAS, there are insufficient funds in the following
2012 budget to cover expenses for the remainder of the year and; WHEREAS, a responsibility is created which requires an expenditure of funds making it necessary that a Supplemental Budget be made, adopted and approved providing for appropriations with which to meet such expenditures. Such Supplemental Budget will be in words and figures as follows: TREASURER: Five thousand dollars ($5,000.00), payroll and software upgrades. BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, that this resolution be published in the legal newspaper of Jones County as a notice of intention of the Board of Commissioners to adopt the aforesaid Supplemental Budget. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this budget will be considered at the Commissioner’s room at the Jones County Courthouse at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 27, 2012, in the City of Murdo, County of Jones, State of South Dakota, when and where any person interested may appear and be heard regarding the adoption of this Supplemental Budget. Road Superintendent Royer met with the Board. Discussed were: continued culvert replacement around the county, disposal of culverts damaged beyond use and STP funds for 2013. As a result of this discussion, it was moved by Seymour and seconded by Louder to designate the use of Statewide Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP) funds to participate in the SD DOT swap 2013 Surface Transportation Program (STP). At 11:20 a.m. it was moved by Seymour and seconded by Anker to enter into executive session to discuss personnel. The session ended at 11:25 a.m. The Board discussed hiring a full-time employee for 1/2 time 4-H secretary and 1/2 time for Emergency Manager. It was moved and carried to adjourn. Helen Louder, Chairman Monte Anker, Member Pressler S. Seymour, Member ATTEST: John Brunskill, County Auditor Published December 13, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $90.00.
“The important fact is that even if the figure is high, 60 percent is the lowest percent of winter wheat emerged by late November in South Dakota since at least 1990,” he said. “The only other fall that stands out with a low percentage of winter wheat emergence in South Dakota was 2000, when 74 percent of the crop was reported emerged in November. The statewide average yield in 2001 was 32 bushels per acre, which tied for the second and third lowest yield over the past 22 years. It is not advisable to make yield predictions for the 2013 cropping season based on this however.” Many areas where winter wheat was planted into dry soil have received small amounts of moisture via rain and/or snow. This limited moisture has caused some of the wheat to sprout, but little has actually emerged to a significant degree. “These seedlings have used energy reserves from the seed, and have not been able to generate photosynthetic activity and develop crowns to store energy for winter survival. Without additional moisture, the sprouted seedlings may dry out and die,” Fanning said. Dry soil cools off more quickly and will get colder than soil with adequate moisture. “If low air temperatures occur without snow for insulation there is potential for exposure to low temperatures which could con-
tribute to significant winterkill for a crop in marginal condition,” Fanning said. “Moisture in the form of either rain or snow would improve the condition of the crop and chances for its survival. However prospects for moisture don't look good.” Fanning says producers may want to wait before making management decisions, such as fertilizing, until they have a better handle on the potential of the crop. “As spring approaches, winter wheat growers would be advised to get out in their fields, assess the condition of the crop and consider contingency plans. If the crop is insured, producers should contact their crop insurance agent before taking steps to terminate the crop and initiate alternative plans,” Fanning said. The good news, Fanning says, is that if the crop survives, it is almost certain that the plants will vernalize and produce a seed head. “All that is necessary for the winter wheat plants to vernalize is for the kernel to take on moisture and swell, and go through a period of about three weeks at about 40 degrees or lower. It is almost unheard of for winter wheat planted in the fall in South Dakota to not complete that process,” Fanning said. “It is well known among producers that wheat, particularly winter wheat, is a tough crop and can surprise you with its resiliency.” To learn more, visit iGrow.org.
Senators John Thune (R-S.D.), Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, and Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee, sent a letter to Wendy Spencer, Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), a government entity responsible for matching volunteers with local community service organizations. The letter outlines Thune and Sessions’ concerns that current CNCS policies and promotional materials may encourage the exploitation of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, commonly known as food stamps, by paid CNCS’ volunteers. Under current law, interested participants who were receiving SNAP benefits prior to entering the CNCS volunteer program remain eligible to receive SNAP benefits even while receiving their taxpayer-funded CNCS volunteer stipend. The provision was designed to ensure that program participants would not have to choose between volunteering with CNCS and retaining their SNAP benefits. However, the use of this provision seems to have grown and has raised questions about whether CNCS actively played a role promoting the exploitation of this provision in order to allow program participants to doubledip into both the taxpayer-funded CNCS stipend and SNAP benefits. Because it is impossible to determine the amount of taxpayer dollars that are being used for SNAP benefits by CNCS volunteers,
Concern over abuse of SNAP benefits by paid government workers
Thune and Sessions believe understanding the true cost of the CNCS programs involves looking deeper into the program, such as hidden costs like SNAP utilization amongst CNCS volunteers. “The role of the SNAP program isn’t to provide additional money to paid government volunteers; it is to help feed hungry American families,” said Thune. “It appears that a significant number of CNCS volunteers are taking advantage of a special provision that was included by Congress to ensure that potential volunteers would not rule-out program participation due to fear of losing food stamp benefits, not to encourage volunteers to game the SNAP program. Given the strong desires to curb federal spending and cut waste, fraud, and abuse, we expect CNCS to respond to our questions without delay.” “The food stamp budget has quadrupled over the past decade, thanks in good measure to active promotional efforts by the USDA that encourage food stamp use even when the recipient says they don't need it,” said Sessions. “But now we’ve learned that a separate government agency—whose mission is to encourage volunteerism and community service—is using a loophole to further expand welfare enrollment without regard to need or qualification. The agency’s apparent encouragement to misuse these programs explains how we can spend so much money on welfare—equivalent to $60,000 for every household living beneath the poverty line—while failing to
accomplish the goal of reducing poverty and expanding upward mobility. True compassion requires we reform this broken program.” The Senators’ letter requests that CNCS provide their offices with answers to several questions about the use of SNAP benefits by CNCS volunteers, and provide relevant documents regarding the recruitment and regulation of volunteers that mention the SNAP program.
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Murdo Health Center Wednesday & Thursday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Rent This Space $4.25 a week/ minimum 3 mos.
24-Hour Service Light to Heavy Duty Towing Repairs Domestic Cars & Trucks
Phone: (605) 669-2075 Murdo, S.D.
(605) 869-2150
Cell: 605-222-0317 • Pierre, S.D. E-mail: darrenboylesales@pie.midco.net Website: www.darrenboylesales.com
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Darren Boyle Sales

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