Murdo Coyote, December 20, 2012

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Post Office closings
The Murdo Post Office will be
closing early on December 24
and December 31 due to the hol-
idays. The hours will be 9:00
a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
For Al–Anon meetings call
669-2596 for time and place.
Open AA meetings
Thursdays 8:00 p.m. at the
East Commons. Call 530-0371
or 280-7642.
Sports events rides
The Jones County School Dis-
trict is offering free in-town
rides to any of our home activi-
ties (sporting events, music con-
certs etc.) for senior citizens liv-
ing in Murdo. For more informa-
tion or to request a ride, call the
high school at 669-2258 no later
than 3 p.m. on the day of the
Trading Pages Library
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 Wednes-
day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and
Thursday as open. There are
many new books available. Stop
in and check one out.
EMT training February 1
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 train-
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.
JC Booster Club
The Jones County Booster
club will hold a meeting Thurs-
day, December 20 at 7:30 p.m.
(between boys JV & Varsity
game) in the school lunchroom.
The public is encouraged to
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Volume 106
December 20, 2012
Church Christmas Schedules
United Methodist Church
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
Community Bible Church
Monday, Dec. 24: 5 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Messiah/St. Paul’s Lutheran Churches
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
Tuesday, Dec. 25: Christmas Worship Service
9 a.m. Murdo • 11 a.m. Draper
Okaton Evangelical Free Church
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
Catholic Church of St. Martin, Murdo
Monday, Dec. 24: 4:30 p.m. Christmas Eve Service
St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Draper
Tuesday, Dec. 25: 9 a.m. Christmas Worship Service
For unto us a child is born
and you shall call his
name Jesus, for He will
save His people from
their sins.
Brianna Freeman
$10 Murdo Bucks
Peyton Rankin
$10 Murdo Bucks
Breanna Jackson
$10 Murdo Bucks
Titan Erikson
$10 Murdo Bucks
Dawson Moreland
Savings Bond
Taeanna Larsen
$10 Murdo Bucks
Lion’s Club savings bond and Murdo Bucks winners
Team BankWest gives
back to communities
With a smudge of paint on her
arm and a smile on her face,
Kristy Hepper admits she is not a
professional painter. That admis-
sion was shared among her nine
BankWest co-workers who spent
an evening painting bleachers and
railings at Fort Pierre’s Expo Cen-
“In all reality, it looks pretty
good for a bunch of rookie
painters,” Hepper said. “I don’t see
too many drips on the floor and it
looks like the colors match up pret-
ty well.”
develops their own projects and
executes them in their own man-
ner. The types of projects range
from small to monumental, but all
of them make an impact upon the
lives of people in our communities.
That’s truly what it’s all about …
helping our friends and neigh-
Team BankWest was created in
2005, when a small group of
employees challenged each mem-
ber of the BankWest team to
search out and complete communi-
ty service projects. Employees
chose to repeat the challenge in
2006 and an annual tradition was
born. Burke said this year’s effort
was a record-setter for Team
BankWest. In fact, employees
exceeded the previous record by
more than 700 hours.
“I am continually amazed at the
generosity of our hard-working
employees,” Burke said. “Most of
them are juggling busy careers
and family activities. Still, they
find the time to grab a paintbrush
or pick up a shovel when the need
arises. It’s heart-warming and it
makes me proud to be a part of
this organization.”
During the past year, Team
BankWest projects were complet-
ed in 10 different communities and
assisted nearly 50 different organ-
izations. Teams were located in:
Gregory, Kadoka, Kennebec-
Presho-Vivian, Mitchell, Murdo,
Onida, Pierre, Rapid City, Selby
and Winner.
Hepper is a trust officer at
BankWest and one of 20 Team
BankWest community service
groups across South Dakota. In
addition to painting bleachers, the
group painted two rooms and a
hallway at Pierre’s domestic abuse
shelter, replanted trees at the City
of Pierre’s flood-ravaged tree nurs-
ery and assisted the Historic
Pierre Street Association with its
annual Haunted House fundrais-
ing event.
BankWest Chairman, President
and CEO Charles H. Burke III
said Team BankWest is a compa-
ny-wide initiative in which
employees volunteer to assist with
community improvement projects.
During the past year, BankWest
employees completed nearly 50
different projects across South
Dakota and racked up 1,921 volun-
teer hours.
This past summer’s projects
included a myriad of different
tasks. In Murdo, two employees
built a community bulletin board,
while a larger group from Rapid
City assisted Habitat for Humani-
ty by building and raising two
main support walls on a new
home. Many teams focused upon
fundraising events, including a
group from Gregory that organized
a two-day music festival to benefit
a fund drive for the community
“Team BankWest is one way we
give back to the communities we
serve,” Burke said. “Each team
by Karlee Barnes
Each year after the elementary
Christmas concert, children look
forward to Santa’s arrival, and the
bag of candy that comes with
telling Santa their wish list.
However, the children all have
a chance at receiving something a
little bit more than candy in their
bags. If an egg should be included
with the candy, the child wins
Murdo Chamber Bucks. If an
onion is found, the child will be
awarded a savings bond. The
Murdo Lion’s club sponsors
enough candy bags so no child
leaves empty handed. The Lions
have been donating their time and
sponsoring the candy bags for over
35 years.
The coveted onion showed up in
Dawson Moreland’s candy bag this
year. Moreland will receive a sav-
ings bond sponsored by Kenny
Five candy bags contained eggs
this year. Those who found an egg
and were awarded Murdo Bucks
included: Taeanna Larsen, Brean-
na Jackson, Peyton Rankin, Brian-
na Freeman and Titan Erikson.
The Murdo Bucks are also spon-
sored by the Lion’s Club.
Coyote character
December Coyote Character students. Left to right:
Slyder Benedict, Kindergarten; Carter Iversen, 3rd
grade; Sage Waldron, 1st grade; Brooklyn Larsen,
2nd. Not pictured: Kira Left Hand Bull, 4th grade.
December Pillar: Caring
Mighty Coyote
December Mighty Coyote students. Back (left to
right): Kade Brost, 6th grade; Chauncey Hauptman,
6th grade; Riley Rankin, 5th grade; Alec Whitney,
6th grade; Breckin Steilen, 5th grade. Front: Jaden
Herman, 6th grade; Emily Jacobs, 5th grade; Lilli
Moore, 5th grade.
Lions to
host bingo
The Murdo Lions Club will be
hosting a Bingo game during the
Holiday Classic basketball tourna-
ment Friday, December 28.
The Coyotes and Lady Coyotes
will be hosting the Holiday Classic
at the Murdo Auditorium, which
will start at 12:00 p.m. Friday,
December 28.
The Bingo game will take place
during the evening session of the
tournament. Those wishing to play
can purchase Bingo cards at the
ticket booth, or may purchase one
by finding a Lion’s Club member
during the evening session.
The Bingo game will be played
as a fund raiser for the Murdo
Ambulance, as well as the Murdo
and Draper Fire Departments.
The Modern Woodmen have
agreed to match funds up to
$2,500. Winners of the Bingo
games will be awarded a cash
Anyone unable to attend the
basketball games, but still wishing
to donate to the cause may contact
any Lion’s Club member between
now and December 28.
Jones County News
Murdo Coyote • December 20, 2012 • Page 2
East Side News
by Janet Louder • 669-2696
On Friday, December 14, Sarah
Dowling was a member of the
graduating class from Chadron
State College with a degree in
Bachelor of Arts. The following
were there to help her celebrate in
her accomplishments: Trace,
Karen, Brent, Donna, Cortney,
Justin, Jared, Bonnie, Molly,
Jake, Sophie, Maggie, David,
Luke, and Sawyer Dowling;
Randy, Terry, J.P. and Keagan
Carwin. After the ceremony a
reception was held at The Olde
Main Street Inn. The following
day she got all of her things
loaded up to head back home.
Dorothy Louder celebrated her
? birthday on 12-12-12. Daughter
Susan and Charlie Hamer
dropped off a soup supper
Wednesday on their way to Rapid
City to watch granddaughter
Lucy's Christmas program. Late
afternoon, the Louder boys put
the soup on to heat. The Hamers
returned by 6 p.m. and joined
Brad, Kevin, Darin and friend
Lisa Cline, Levi and Shannon
Louder, Donald Volmer and Nelva
and Janet Louder. All enjoyed the
soup and sandwiches and the good
chocolate dessert. Cards were
played and there was lots of visit-
ing. Dorothy received candy and
flowers. Belated happy birthday,
On Thursday, Rosa Lee Styles,
Lila Mae Christian, Helen Loud-
er, Margie Boyle and Janet Loud-
er listened to the first and second
graders read to them, then after
for coffee.
Virginia Louder is back in
South Dakota from her stay in
Wyoming to spend the holiday
season with family. While here
she is staying with daughter
Carma and Greg Miller in Murdo.
The community extends their
sympathy to the family of Bob
Tennant of Gettysburg, who
passed away December 7. Funeral
services were held on Friday,
December 14. He leaves his wife,
former Draperite Nancy (Horsley)
Tennant, and six children, plus
many more family and friends.
On Tuesday evening, Ray and
Janice Pike met Bill and Janith
Farnham of Pierre at a local cafe
for supper and a time of visiting.
On Thursday, Kevin Root of Rapid
City visited the Pikes. Kevin is a
friend from work, the head main-
tenance man from the Rushmore
Shadows campground at Rapid
Marissa and Bailee Mathews
entertained grandparents Fred
and Mary Saturday while their
mom, Anita, was Christmas shop-
ping in Rapid City.
David and Lill Seamans trav-
eled to Casper, Wyo., last Thurs-
day. They helped son Jason on
Friday and Saturday with his
move to Rapid City. Casey Miller
was in Rapid, so he also helped
with the move. The Seamans
returned home Saturday evening.
This will be nice to have their son
Kathie Mason spent Friday
afternoon with parents Eldon and
Esther Magnuson. That evening
Ernie Kessler brought pizza and
joined the group.
Dorothy and Darin Louder
spent time with Dwight in Kado-
ka last Tuesday.
Betty Mann and Virginia Loud-
er went to Pierre on Sunday.
Betty helped Helen DeRyk wrap
gifts. It was the Maryhouse resi-
dent/family service and reception
that day.
Tuesday Pastor Alvin and
Holly Gwin took Norma Heer to
Pierre where they joined Helen
DeRyk for a noon get-together.
Betty Mann also joined the group.
The PHL held their annual
Christmas party Saturday,
December 15, at the Draper audi-
torium annex, as it had to be post-
poned on December 9 due to the
blizzard that hit that day. Our
crowd was down as many had
other plans Saturday. Members
present were: Velma, Lila Mae,
Rosa Lee, Janet, Alice, Janice,
Linda and grandkids Kade and
Hannah, Virginia, guests Pastor
Rick and Jane Hazen, Ardith
Miller, Betty Mann, Marcie
Schmidt, Elaine Meyers and Carol
Cressy. Velma gave a welcome
and Pastor Rick had a prayer.
Janet was emcee with Christmas
readings and jokes. A skit "Tie a
Ribbon on the Turkey" was per-
formed by Rosa Lee, Janice and
Janet. Games were played. One
was a story read by Rosa Lee,
using right and left passed Christ-
mas ornaments in shapes of snow-
men. At the end, the snowman
you held was yours. All received a
candy cane, and a story was read
as to what each stripe means. The
theme was snowmen, and the
tables were decorated with snow-
men plus several more sitting
around. Items were brought for
the food bank, and they ended up
with a big table full. Then with
Linda at the piano, several Christ-
mas carols were sang. Velma, Lila
Mae and Linda served a very good
lunch of hot ham and cheese sand-
wiches, a frozen cherry nut oreo
dessert, nuts and mints and cof-
fee. It proved to be a fun time; so
sorry some of our friends had to
Rosa Lee Styles, Margie Boyle
and Betty Mann were among the
many that attended and enjoyed
the Jones County High School
Christmas concert last Thursday
Nelva and Janet Louder spent
Friday in Pierre. In the afternoon,
they went to Parkwood for coffee
and visiting. They got in visits
with Mona Sharp, Joyce Nielsen,
Darline Fuoss, Ken Halligan, Lil-
lian Severyn, Arlyne Brown and
many others.
Riley Rankin celebrated his
11th birthday a little early. Sun-
day afternoon, family helped him
celebrate his December 20 birth-
day with ice cream and cake made
by Grandma Susie in the shape of
a basketball jersey. Parents Andy
and Jill and sis Peyton hosted the
event. Helping him celebrate
were: Bob and Susie Rankin; Ray
and Janice Pike; Mike and Joni
Hunt; Ashley Hunt; Richard and
June Nix; Margaret Rankin;
David and Katie Hunt and family;
Kati Venard and girls; and
Chelsee Rankin and family. The
fellas, Drew and Tyler, missed the
party as they were playing ball in
Pierre. I would have rather had
the cake and ice cream than play
ball. Happy birthday, Riley!
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Local News
by Jody Lebeda • 669-2526
• jody1945@gmail.com
Helen McMillian accompanied
Lila Mae Christian to Pierre Sun-
day where they attended the St.
Mary’s Hospice Memorial Service.
The music was beautiful and it
was a very special time.
Last Tuesday, Cheryl McMil-
lian, Kathleen Stickler and Helen
McMillian went to Brandon to
visit Mr. and Mrs. Gary
Schweitzer and family. They
returned home Thursday.
We are getting closer to Christ-
mas. Have you been taking in the
church and school programs? I
was very impressed with the high
school concert, what a wonderful
bunch of kids we have and so tal-
ented! WOW!
The elementary program will
be over before this paper gets out
but I hope you all get out to see it.
Marie Tedrow, Julia Broecher
and Jody Lebeda attended the
Community Bible Church Christ-
mas concert on Sunday evening. It
was very uplifting, starting with
everyone present singing “Joy To
The World” and then told The
Christmas Story in beautiful
song. A time of fellowship followed
in the basement, which was all
decked out for Christmas. They
then spent some time driving
around town viewing all the pret-
ty decorations. So many this year;
some are pretty spectacular.
Check the paper for times of the
other churches Christmas servic-
Linda and Mel Kessler send
greetings to all their friends in
and around Murdo and say they
are having a great time in Ari-
I have a request from Elsie Joy.
She would love to hear from her
friends here in Murdo, and so I
am enclosing her address: Elsie
Joy, 516 Broadway N #108, Lin-
ton, N.D. 58552. She wishes all of
her friends a Merry Christmas
and happy new year.
Cecelia Newsam and Rita Hen-
derson enjoyed coffee and a good
visit on Monday morning.
David L. Grauer, husband of
former Murdo resident Honey
(Williams) Grauer, passed away
at home in Jefferson, Iowa, on
Saturday, December 15. Per his
request, no services will be held.
Cards will reach Honey at 1330
Kay Avenue, Jefferson, Iowa
PHL gals Velma Scott, Lila
Mae Christian, Rosa Lee Styles,
Janice Pike, Margie Boyle, Linda
Brost and Janet Louder gathered
at the church Monday afternoon
and packed and distributed goody
boxes to some of our elderly and
alone. Velma and Lila Mae took
the food we collected at the PHL
party to Murdo to the food bank.
Rosa Lee, Janice and Janet deliv-
ered boxes in Draper and then
had coffee and cookies at the
Kris Bradley and Karen Authi-
er spent Saturday with their
mom, Margaret Rankin, and
brother Greg.
Lila Mae Christian and Helen
McMillan attended the memorial
service held at the Maryhouse
chapel Sunday afternoon in mem-
ory of hospice patients that passed
away, of which Harvey Christian
was one. Following the service,
refreshments were served in the
dining room.
Following church Sunday, Ray
and Janice Pike, Rosa Lee Styles,
Alice Horsley and Nelva and
Janet Louder had dinner together
at a local cafe. Donald Bill Volmer
joined the group a little later.
Saturday evening pizza supper
guests of Nelva and Janet Louder
were: Eldon and Esther Magnu-
son and Ray and Janice Pike.
The elementary Christmas pro-
gram was held Monday evening at
the Murdo auditorium. There was
a huge crowd on hand to watch
the young ones perform. They did
a good job. It was a very foggy and
frosty night, but the spectators
came from near and far.
Kathie Mason and Shelley
Boehmer spent Saturday with
parents Eldon and Esther Magnu-
son, helping to ready the house for
Happy birthday to Linda Brost
on her birthday December 22.
Poem submitted by Janet: "I
hope that you will all rejoice with
me on Christmas day, when Jesus
came to bless the world, and wash
our sins away. Christmas should
be a joyous time, it is our Savior's
birth, He came to bring good will
to men, and also peace on earth.
And so I hope on Christmas day,
your lives are filled with joy, with
good things hanging on the tree,
for every girl and boy. " I wish you
a Merry Christmas and a Happy
New Year, and may the Christ-
mas spirit last throughout the
coming year.
Jones County
Sheriff’s Report
The Sheriff’s report is printed
as received by Jones County Sher-
iff’s Office. It may or may not con-
tain every call received by the
Sheriff and Deputy calls:
Dec. 6
Deputy Sylva investigated a
break in that occurred in
rural Jones Co. Nothing was
found to be stolen, but some items
in the shop were damaged.
Deputy Sylva responded to a
car vs. deer accident that was
reported to have happened south
of Murdo on Hwy. 83. It was
found to have happened north of
Vivian on Hwy 83, and the dam-
aged car was at the Super 8 in
Murdo. Deputy Sylva wrote the
accident for the Lyman Co. Sher-
iff's Office.
Deputy Sylva investigated a
burglary that occurred in
Murdo. Some items were stolen
and case in being investigated.
Deputy Sylva responded to two
reports of a car traveling east-
bound in the westbound lane
on I-90 near mm 191. Unable to
Deputy Sylva was dispatched to
a report of a vehicle rollover on I-
90, mm182. It was discovered
to be at the 182 mm on I-90 in
Dec. 7
Deputy Sylva responded to a
report of a possible intoxicated
driver traveling westbound on
I-90 near mm 186. Unable to
Deputy Sylva investigated a
report of gas that was stolen
out of a tractor's fuel tank in
rural Jones Co. south of Draper.
Dec. 8
Deputy Sylva responded to a
motorist assist on I-90, west-
bound, mm 197. A vehicle had a
flat tire and assistance was called
to help change tire.
Deputy Sylva responded to a
one vehicle accident on I-90, east-
bound, mm180. Passengers
were transported to Mellette
Co. line and turned over to Mel-
lette Co. Deputy to transport
them home. Vehicle was towed
the next day.
Dec. 9
Deputy Sylva responded to a
jack-knifed semi in the medi-
an on I-90, eastbound, mm 208.
The truck was off the road and
was left there until later in the
day when the mini blizzard broke
and the semi was towed away.
Deputy Sylva responded to I-90,
eastbound, mm 209 to a vehicle
that had slid off the road and
was stuck. Passengers were
transported to the Coffee Cup and
vehicle was towed out later.
Deputy Sylva responded to I-90,
westbound, mm 207, to a pick-
up and trailer that was stuck
in the median. The passengers
were transported to Murdo and
the vehicle was towed out later.
Deputy Sylva, Jones Co Ambu-
lance and Sheriff Weber respond-
ed to a report of a possible
accident with injuries involv-
ing a semi in the median on I-
90, mm 208. It was found to be the
same truck from earlier, and there
was no one injured.
Dec. 10
Sheriff Weber responded to a
report of a subject walking
westbound on I-90, mm 211.
Unable to locate.
Sheriff Weber responded to a
report of suspicious activity at
night in rural Jones Co., north of
Draper. It was found to be
someone changing a tractor
tire on the road.
Dec. 11
Sheriff Weber responded to I-
90, westbound, mm197 to a
motorist assist. Assistance was
called to fix vehicle.
Dec. 12
Sheriff Weber confirmed and
sent two Jones Co. warrants
to the Hughes Co. jail on a sub-
ject being held there.
Sheriff Weber assisted the SD
Highway Patrol with a search
for drugs in a vehicle on I-90.
No drugs were found.
Sheriff Weber responded to I-
90, eastbound, mm 204 to a
report of two vehicles that
received damage to their vehi-
cle after hitting a dead deer
that was on the highway. Acci-
dent reports were made and the
dead deer was removed from the
roadway. Both vehicles received
minor damage and drove away on
their own.
The Murdo Coyote
will be closed on
Monday, December 24 &
Tuesday, December 25
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Garlic Cheddar Biscuits • 2 14oz. New York Strips
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A Platter to Share Including:
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A Platter to Share Including:
King Crab Legs • Bacon Wrapped Shrimp
Crab Rangoon • And Dessert for Two
You’re Invited to a
Retirement Open House
for Beverly Andrews
Thursday, December 27
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Jones County Courtroom
Local students in the news
Sarah Dowling of Draper, S.D.,
graduated from Chadron State
College during the institution's
commencement exercises Friday,
December 14.
The graduate was awarded a
Bachelor of Arts degree.
CSC conferred degrees to 181
graduates during two commence-
ment ceremonies.
Bev Andrews
to be honored
On Sunday, December 23, dur-
ing the 9:30 a.m. worship service
at the Murdo United Methodist
Church, Beverly Andrews will be
recognized. For nearly 30 years,
Bev has served the Murdo United
Methodist Church as church treas-
urer. Following worship (about
10:30 a.m.), there will be coffee
and refreshments in the church
fellowship hall honoring Bev. All
are welcome to come and help cel-
ebrate with Beverly.
The Halls
Merry Christmas
for one and for all.
With bells on…Under the direction of Deb Venard, the preschool class performs at the elemen-
tary Christmas concert.
Murdo Coyote
Murdo Coyote • December 20, 2012 • Page 3
Youth goose
hunt to be held
next month
The 23rd annual Central South
Dakota Youth Goose Hunt will be
held in Pierre in early January.
The hunts will be held on Satur-
day and Sunday, January 5-6.
They are free to youngsters who
are 12-to-15 years old.
However, young hunters will be
required to attend a mandatory
information meeting at the Pierre
Ramkota at 7 p.m. CST on Friday,
January 4. Hunters will be
assigned their guides for the week-
end and given instructions for
their morning hunting sessions on
Saturday and Sunday.
Following the Saturday morn-
ing hunt, participants can attend
seminars on goose calling, decoy
placement and be eligible for sev-
eral prizes.
“This event is a great way for
kids to get involved in waterfowl
hunting,” said Sam Koenecke, a
past participant in the Youth
Hunt, and now one of the event
coordinators. “We want kids of all
experience levels to come out and
see what goose hunting is all
about, get some hands-on training
and hopefully become the future of
water fowl hunting”.
For more information on the
23rd Annual Central South Dako-
ta Youth Goose Hunt, contact:
The South Dakota Game, Fish
and Parks Waterfowl Access Trail-
er: 605-264-5380
Tim Withers: 605-280-6435
Sam Koenecke: 605-220-0001
Working to restore reliable phone service in rural South Dakota
by U.S. Senator Tim Johnson
South Dakota physicians are
unable to get ahold of their
patients to provide follow-up care.
A police dispatch center in Nebras-
ka was unable to connect with a
law enforcement center in South
Dakota. Small businesses across
our state are losing business
because potential customers can’t
reach them on the phone.
Over the last couple years, rural
South Dakotans have experienced
long distance phone calls that are
failing to complete or have poor
quality. It appears that some long
distance providers are failing to
properly terminate calls to avoid
paying required fees that help pay
for telephone service in rural
areas. I am working closely with
South Dakota small businesses,
telephone customers, and rural
telephone providers on this issue,
and just last week, I recruited 35
other Senators to work with me to
find a solution.
The lack of reliable phone serv-
ice is both a safety and economic
issue for rural America. I first
heard about this issue from a
small business in Canistota. Since
then, I have heard from many
individuals in our state about the
persistent problem of long dis-
tance telephone calls not being
completed. Residents need to
have phone service that allows
them to receive urgent calls, and
small businesses need reliable
phone service to operate. Rural
phone customers affected by this
problem are rightfully frustrated
and demand a solution.
Last month, I invited Wall,
S.D., resident Denny Law to
Washington, D.C., to help empha-
size the severity of these problems.
Denny is the General Manager
and CEO of Golden West Telecom-
munications, which provides tele-
phone service to a large portion of
southern and central South Dako-
ta. Telephone companies, like
Golden West, have been working
to fix the call termination prob-
lems. It can be difficult for small
rural wireline companies to pin-
point where the problems occurred
because the long distance calls are
often dropped before they reach
their telephone networks. Denny’s
presentation and my persistence
helped Senators from all over the
country understand the magni-
tude of the issue and join me in
calling on the Federal Communi-
cations Commission (FCC) to
resolve this problem.
The ball is now in the FCC’s
court. When I pressed the FCC on
this in early 2012, they released a
declaratory ruling that warned
long distance providers by reiter-
ating the federal prohibitions
against blocking, choking, reduc-
ing or restricting telephone traffic.
However, the agency has not yet
taken enforcement action, and as
many South Dakotans know, the
problems are still occurring at an
alarming rate. I am hopeful the
effort I recently led will lead to fix-
ing this problem, but I need your
help, as well.
The FCC is conducting an
investigation and wants to hear
from consumers. South Dakotans
should speak out by going to
C_Form2000B.html. Like many
other challenges we face in rural
America, this issue doesn’t get the
attention it deserves. However, I
was able to get one third of the
U.S. Senate on board, which is no
easy task. I will continue working
and am confident we will find a
December 20, 2012 Issue 7
Jones County High School
Murdo, SD 57559
Coyote Call teaches journalism principles,
provides school information, serves as a public
relations vehicle and provides a forum for
opinions submitted in signed letters.
Staff: Becky Bryan, Janna Glaze, Nicki
Kell, Ryan Kirscher, Emiley Nies, Paige
Venard, Gus Volmer.
Adviser: Margie Peters
Murdo Coyote • December 20, 2012 • Page 4
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Undecided about where to go for school, Nies is excited for graduation in May
By Janna Glaze
Emiley Cheyenne Nies, the
daughter of Kent and Chera Nies,
has an older sister Chance, and a
younger sister Molly. She has par-
ticipated for two years in track
and four years in volleyball, bas-
ketball, and jazz choir. Emiley’s
favorite color is blue and her
favorite food is Ramen noodles.
When it comes to movies, Step-
brothers, 21 Jumpstreet, Elf, and
The Campaign are among her
favorites. Her favorite song is Only
Way I Know by Jason Aldean.
Also among her favorites are
actors Will Ferrell or John Reilly
and actress Mary Steenburgen.
Emiley’s favorite class is govern-
ment and she likes Christmas
because she gets to spend time
with her family and can eat what-
ever she wants. TV show choices
include either Friends or Ridicu-
lousness while basketball ranks as
her favorite sport.
The Hunger Games trilogy
books and music artists Justin
Moore and Jason Aldean show up
on her best choices list. If you
check out her clothing labels, Nike
and Air Jordan would rate the
most closet space and favorite
choice designation. Emiley also
enjoys watching TV, going skunk
hunting, and eating.
If Emiley could meet anyone,
she would choose either Justin
Moore or Jason Aldean because
she says “they are awesome!” Emi-
ley said she admires her dad the
most because he has taught her
everything she knows. Among
money, power, and fame, fame is
the least important to her because
you don’t need fame to be happy or
have friends. If she had to choose
to accomplish something, be popu-
lar, or be organized, she would
accomplish something, because
after you accomplish something, it
makes you feel good about your-
Emiley gets really angry when
people tell her what to do, espe-
cially if it is someone who is
younger than she is. Her biggest
fear would either have to be
snakes or spiders, and she freaks
out if she sees them. She doesn’t
have any major regrets because
she has learned from all of the
mistakes she’s made throughout
the years. If she had to choose to
be anything in the world, she
would be a turtle because they are
so mellow. Valued most by Emiley
are her money and her family. Her
dad and Jim Volmer taught her
the biggest lesson she has ever
learned, and that was to go with
your gut feeling on things.
If granted three wishes, Emiley
would wish to have four more
wishes, to be able to fly and to be
invisible. She said, “The advice I’d
give to underclassmen would be to
try when you first start off in high
school, because if you don’t, you’ll
regret it later on.” Her biggest
achievement at this point is actu-
ally making it as far as being a
senior and her goal is to have good
grades for the rest of the year.
“After graduation,” Emiley said, “I
will miss all of the fun things we
do for homecoming and the Invita-
tionals. Also, I will miss all of my
friends, like Mikayla!”
The things she will also miss
most are hanging out with friends,
homecoming activities and dress-
ing up for Invitationals. In her
opinion, the best thing about being
a senior is the fact of knowing that
she will be done with high school
in May. After high school she
plans to attend a tech school, but
she is not sure what for yet. In ten
years she imagines herself meet-
ing many goals and accomplishing
many things.
Gingerbread Girl Alert: Keep a look
out for Kindergartners’ missing girl
by Paige Venard
The kindergartners’ friend, the
Gingerbread girl, has gone miss-
ing! She ran away from the class-
room when Miss Katie Venard for-
got to shut the door behind her
when she went in the room
Wednesday afternoon. The kinder-
gartners were devastated when
they returned to school Thursday
morning to find her gone.
The Gingerbread girl left them
a note telling them she needed to
go on vacation and find her
friends. She also told them that
she will be bringing home a couple
of friends when she decides to
If you happen to spot the Gin-
gerbread Girl around town or out
on an adventure, the kindergart-
ners would like you to write them
a letter telling them what she was
up to so hopefully they can find
her quickly. Send your letters to
JC Elementary Kindergarten
Class, PO Box 109, Murdo, S.D.
Lost… The kindergartners’
Gingerbread Girl has run away!
If you have “spotted” her,
please send a letter or post-
card and tell us of her “adven-
ture” outside our room.
Our address is: Mrs. Venard’s
Kindergarten Class, PO Box
109 Murdo, SD 57559.
Hands on learning gives eighth
graders broad range of experiences
By Paige Venard
The last few weeks the eighth
grade class has been working on
many projects. A unique solar sys-
tem began to appear hanging from
the ceiling in the science room as
the class used balloons and paper
mache to create the plants accord-
ing to size and color. Although a
little messy, the project did give
the class an idea of the size of the
They paired up with their
kindergarten pals and wrote let-
ters to Santa. The kindergartners
told Santa if they thought they
had been a good little boy or girl
this year and what they wanted
for Christmas. They also told
Santa what kind of cookies they
were going to make for him, then
sent the letters off. The students
usually receive a letter back from
Santa a few weeks later.
In health class the class is
learning about raising babies and
how to properly take care of them.
Each student became responsible
for an electronic baby for three
days and nights. They were
responsible for waking up at all
hours of the night to change, feed
or comfort the baby. Bailey Kle-
mann said, “The worst part was
when the baby would cry during
class and you couldn’t hear the
teacher. Some teachers wouldn’t
wait until the baby stopped cry-
During Earth Science class they
were learning about rock layers
and minerals so teacher Tamara
Mathews had them make rock
candy. They boiled corn syrup and
sugar until it was 300 degrees and
then added flavor and food color-
ing to the mixture to make the
candy more attractive. The hot
candy went into pie tins to harden.
The next day the class covered the
hardened candy in the pie tins
with waxed paper and then
smashed the candy to break it into
edible sized pieces. Flavors includ-
ed cotton candy, lemon, orange
rum, grape rum, blue raspberry
and peppermint.
Please don’t cry… comes
from Jacob Lolley as he begins
his pseudofatherhood experi-
Popcorn machine on its
last leg, needs assistance
by Nicki Kell
Community members and visi-
tors enjoy tasty popcorn when they
attend a home basketball game,
but the popcorn machine is run-
ning out of steam. The gear that
stirs the delicious popcorn is not
functioning properly and will ran-
domly stop, causing Mrs.Peters to
try to wiggle it into the spot where
it will catch again and continue
working. Some nights it will stop
six or seven times which leads to
burned popcorn if not caught and
wiggled promptly.
Purchased by the class of 1956,
the machine cost $600 and has had
only minor repairs over the years.
Last year the wall electrical plug-
in shorted out and sent sparks fly-
ing over Deb Reed who was help-
ing during Invitationals. Esmays
were able to repair that disaster
quickly and the popcorn kept com-
ing for the games. Parts are no
longer manufactured by the com-
pany, so that solution is not possi-
The new machine desired has a
20 ounce kettle which would be a
nice upgrade compared to the 16
ounce kettle we currently have.
The new machine is presently on
sale for around $1,800 and can be
set in the old base. Mrs. Peters or
the Booster Club will accept dona-
tions toward the new popcorn
maker anytime.
During the Invitational Tourna-
ment popcorn sells like crazy
yielding approximately 717 bags
total, but with the new efficient
machine, 400 bags can be made in
one hour. A new popcorn machine
would be a great way to thank
Mrs. Peters for all of her hard
Famous… popcorn machine on its last leg, needs assistance
Concert takes community one
step closer to the holidays
By Ryan Kirscher
Carrying on the annual tradi-
tion, directors Rose Comp and
Tamara Mathews directed the
high school and junior high stu-
dents in a concert December 13 in
the Murdo Auditorium. Diane
Bork served as the accompanist for
the two groups.
The night started off with the
high school choir performing “Sing
Noel: A Christmas Fanfare” and
“Jingle Bell Rock.” Following the
high school choir the girls sang “A
Holly Jolly Celebration” created by
Johnny Marks and Douglas E.
Next up, the junior high sang
“Peace, Peace” by Fred Bock,
“Chiquita Banana” by Jay Alt-
house and “Let It Snow” by Joyce
Eilers. Even though the banana
song seemed a little out of season,
Director Mathews explained that
it is a favorite of the group and
after all, “We eat bananas in the
winter, don’t we?”
All-State Quartet sang “If
Music Be the Food of Love” by
David C. Dickau followed by the
Jazz Choir performing “Winter
Wonderland” by Joyce Eilers
Bacak. The decorative snowman
took a direct hit from singer Paige
Venard when she knocked him
down and was then pelted with
soft fluffy snowballs by the rest of
the singers.
High school instrumentalists
played “From the Realms of
Glory!” and were then joined by
the junior high members to play
“Sleigh Ride.” The night concluded
with the Alto Saxes preforming
three songs “Silent Night,” “Still,
Still, Still” and “The Gift of Christ-
And, cooperating for the home-
ward journey, the fog lifted before
the end of the program for safer
driving conditions.
On the beat… Alto Saxes Zach Boyle, Tristan Grablander,
Cody Hight, Ali Kell and Emily Flynn, play “Silent Night” at the
annual Christmas Concert.
Lady Coyotes take care of
business with strong start to season
By Emiley Nies
The Lady Coyotes started their
season with a win against the New
Underwood Tigers Tuesday,
December 4. In the first quarter
both the Coyotes and the Tigers
missed the tip off by jumping a lit-
tle early, but after redoing the tip
off, the Coyotes got the ball with
Kalli Hespe jumping. The Coyotes
ended the first quarter 8-7 on top.
Second quarter, not many of the
shots fell, but the Coyotes were
aggressive with the ball and ended
the first half ahead 21-9.
With fewer girls playing than
normal, the Coyotes pushed
through their tiredness by getting
fast breaks. New Underwood tried
pressing the Ladies, but it didn’t
Last quarter the Coyotes moved
ball around the perimeter to tire
the Tigers. The last two minutes of
the game Coach Krogman took out
the starters for the other players
to get some experience. The Lady
Coyotes came home victorious 48-
Free throw percentage 70.
Leading scorers: Madison Math-
ews (15) Becky Bryan (10)
Rebounders: Madison Mathews (6)
Becky Bryan (3), leading stealers:
Kalli Hespe (4) Rachel Buxcel (3)
Becky Bryan (3) Garline Boni (3).
Total assists: 16.
On the next Tuesday, December
11, the Lady Coyotes took on the
Kadoka Kougars at home. The
girls played well and took the
Kougars for a ride. The Lady Coy-
otes lost the jump, hustled back on
defense, stole the ball, but turned
it over right away by double-drib-
bling. The Coyote’s offense was
made up of fast breaks and their
defense was full court diamond
zone, then drop back into a 2-3
zone. Both teams fought hard but
were rivaling for a hack fest. The
Coyotes led 35-20 at the half.
Second half, the girls came out
slow but they picked up momen-
tum half way through the third
quarter. The fourth quarter Becky
Bryan fouled out, and Madison
Mathews and Kalli Hespe were
close with four fouls. The final
score was 59 to 41.
Free throw percentage: 44.4
percent with 16-of-36 shots made.
Shooting:t 36.2 percent, taking 58
shots and making 21. Leading
scorers: Rachel Buxcel (21) Calli
Glaze (8) Garline Boni (8), leading
rebounders: Paige Venard (8) Gar-
line Boni (8), and leading stealers:
Garline Boni (4) Calli Glaze (3).
The girls had 10 assists and 12
The Wall Lady Eagles were the
Lady Coyotes next victims. The
first half both teams played hard
and never gave up. The Ladies
couldn’t get many shots to fall,
especially the easy layups. They
went into the locker room at half
time with the Lady Eagles ahead
26-27. The girls came out with the
will to win. With two minutes left,
the Lady Coyotes were still down
11 points. They switched their
defense to a half court extended 1-
2-2 zone press, got steals, and
knocked down layups. With seven
seconds left, Rachel Buxcel stole
the ball and got fouled on the game
winning layup. The ending score
was 55-54.
Saturday, December 15, the
Lady Coyotes played at Highmore
in a double header. In the first
half, the Lady Coyotes stayed in
the game by being down by only a
few points the whole time. Both
teams were in foul trouble
throughout the game. Becky
Bryan fouled out in the fourth
quarter, and Madison Mathews
and Garline Boni were close with
four fouls. At the end of the third
quarter and beginning of fourth
quarter, the Lady Coyotes couldn’t
break the Lady Pirates press,
started panicking and turning the
ball over. The Lady Coyotes lost
their first game 38-55.
On her way… Rachel Buxcel takes aim and puts the ball up
as Calli Glaze watches the ball's progress.
Coyote Call continued on page 5
Murdo Coyote
Murdo Coyote • December 20, 2012 • Page 5
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.
The Christian Home
by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam
“As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” (Josh. 24:15).
There is no place in all this world so wholesome and refreshing as a Christian home, a home where Christ is truly loved and honored.
This writer was brought up in such a home. There were ten of us: dad, mother and eight children. There was lots going on all the time, but a truly
happy home it was, for dad and mother never let us get so busy with temporal things that we brushed eternal values aside.
On the basis that “man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God” (Luke 4:4), we read some small portion of the Bible before every
meal, and had family devotions before retiring at night.
Result: all eight children have blessed the dear dad and mother who led them aright, morally and spiritually, and best of all, taught them the impor-
tance of trusting in the Savior who died for all our sins. More: five of the children and many of the grandchildren have given themselves for full time
Christian service, and have become pastors, college deans, Christian writers and missionaries in various parts of the world.
This is not because we are one whit better than others, but because we have experienced the help and grace of God in our lives. And it all began as,
one day, a young American, like Joshua of old, came to a decision and declared:
“As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
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Christmas Bucks
winners for
Dec. 14 were:
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We will be closing at noon
on Christmas Eve and closed
all day on Christmas.
First National Bank
First Fidelity Bank
Dakota Prairie Bank
to allow our employees time to enjoy
the holiday with their families.
We wish all a
Merry Christmas.
Members FDIC
We did not light the Third Can-
dle of the Advent Wreath in our
churches on Sunday. We lit a
white candle to remember those
who were tragically killed in the
elementary school shooting in
Connecticut. Twenty families
will miss the laughter of their
children and seven other families
are also without loved ones.
The candle that we did not light
on the Advent Wreath was to
remind us of “Christ our Joy!”
Christ is still our “Joy” but we
did not feel “joy” on Sunday
knowing sorrowfully that such a
terrible incident could have hap-
pened in any one of our schools in
South Dakota, too. We lit a white
candle in remembrance of those
who died at the Sandy Hook Ele-
mentary School.
I want to share with you a
prayer from Tim Merrill of
Homiletics which I shared with
our congregations this past Sun-
day morning:
Gentle, Compassionate, Loving
God, hear the cries of your joy-
less, sorrowful people.
Our prayers go out to the fami-
lies of Newtown and Sandy Hook
Elementary School who have
experienced incomprehensible
We come to you now with heavy
hearts and in deep sorrow.
There is no joy on this Advent
Sunday of joy. This was a
slaughter of innocents, twenty
first-graders — six to seven years
old, perhaps scribbling Christ-
mas and Chanukah cards in
crayon for their parents. These
children were gunned down. The
parents are burdened now with
unfathomable grief. Their pain
and numbness must be beyond
words and thoughts.
We cry out and ask WHY God,
WHY this carnage as we are get-
ting ready to celebrate Christ-
mas? — as we celebrate a child
born in Bethlehem. The lives of
children are snuffed out and gone
forever except in our hearts.
With the prophet of old we cry
out, “Oh that my head were a
spring of water and my eyes a
fountain of tears! I would weep
day and night for the slain of my
people. Is there no balm in
Gilead? Why then is there not
healing for the wound of my peo-
We do not understand. Why
Lord? We plead with you for
answers. Why? Until we hear
from you, O God, we cannot light
a candle of joy. We light instead
a candle of Remembrance, a can-
dle of Grief and Sorrow, and we
remember that You weep with
In the weeping and mourning,
may we feel Your Eternal Pres-
ence, and may we know Your
Comforting Spirit, covering us as
a warm blanket of peace.
In the name of Jesus Christ,
who suffered for us, and who now
suffers with us. Amen.
When you say your prayers,
please remember those murdered
every day in our towns and cities
across America and around the
world. Pray for their families,
too. May the Prince of Peace
bring peace to your homes and
families this Advent and Christ-
mas. May God bless you!
Pastor Rick E. Hazen — Murdo /
Draper UMC
Seizing the Hope
Set Before Us
... Heb 6:18
by Pastor Rick Hazen
United Methodist Church
Murdo and Draper
Jessie Tibbs Keckler
Jessie Tibbs Keckler, 68, of
Eagle Butte, S.D. passed away on
November 29, 2012 at Pierre, S.D.
Jessie Tibbs was born in Pierre,
S.D. on November 10, 1944, one of
five children of Esther “Boyd”
Tibbs and Ancel Tibbs. She attend-
ed rural schools until eighth grade
when she moved in with her
grandmother and attended Stan-
ley County High School, where she
graduated. She attended Black
Hills State University where she
received her degree in education.
She married her husband of 46
years, Jerry Keckler, on August
18, 1966 in Pierre, S.D.
Jessie then began her 39-year
teaching career with the CEB
School System. Upon her diagno-
sis of pancreatic cancer she retired
in 2010 to spend time with her
Jessie was a founding board
member of the Casey Tibbs Foun-
dation and her greatest accom-
plishment was seeing the doors
open to the South Dakota Rodeo
Jessie attended the Emanuel
Lutheran Church in Eagle Butte
and was a member of the United
Church of Christ of Eagle Butte.
There she taught Sunday School
and Vacation Bible School for
many years and was the youth
group advisor for twenty years.
Jessie's greatest joy was spend-
ing time with her grandchildren.
They were the twinkle in her eye.
Jessie was preceded in death by
her mother, Esther, and father,
Ancel, and brothers-in-law Jerry
Collins and Jack Keckler.
She is survived by her husband,
Jerry Keckler; daughters Jeri Ann
(Tommy Dale) Vines of Eagle
Butte and Mikki (James) Rea,
Woodward, Okla.; granddaughters
Miranda, Rae Lynn, and Tatum;
brothers Wayne "Fio" (Lori) Tibbs,
Mission Ridge, and Larry (Barb)
Tibbs, Pierre, S.D.; sisters Jill
(Keith) Strunk, Minnetonka,
Minn., and Dayle Angyal, Pierre;
sisters-in-law Patti Keckler and
Joyce Collins, Eagle Butte; and
several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial is
Season opens with Coyotes
improving with each game
By Gus Volmer
Opening the season on Decem-
ber 7, the Coyotes hosted the
White River Tigers. The Coyotes
were shorthanded with some play-
ers unable to play. In the first half
the Coyotes didn’t shoot very well
from the floor, but played decent
man-to-man defense and held the
Tigers to 34 points. The defending
Coyotes got tired and couldn’t stop
the Tigers from going on their
runs. The end of the first half score
was Tigers 34, Coyotes 17.
The second half started with the
Coyotes scoring first, but the
Tigers stiffened up their defense
and made it tough for the Coyotes
to get the ball in the hole. The Coy-
otes had too many turnovers and
couldn’t stop the Tigers from scor-
ing. Coyotes lost 28 to 73.
December 14 the second home
game against Wall was a tough
one for the Coyotes. The Eagles got
an early jump on the Coyotes and
led going into the second quarter.
The Coyotes fought back and made
it a 5-point game heading into the
half. JC had too many turnovers in
the first half and couldn’t recover.
The second half the Coyotes
came out strong and made a jump
on the Eagles and got ahead for
the first time in the game. The
Coyotes just kept packing onto
their lead in the third quarter. The
defense was tough and stopped the
Eagles from scoring many points.
The fourth quarter started and the
Coyotes were ahead of the Eagles
with a small lead. The Coyotes
couldn’t hit their free throws and
didn’t choose their shots too well,
letting their lead slip for a final
loss. Wall came out on top Eagles
65, Coyotes 60.
The Coyotes played their third
game on December 15 in High-
more against the Pirates. The Coy-
otes started slow against the
Pirates getting down early in the
game. Second quarter started
strong and JC jumped ahead of the
Pirates with a series of steals and
good rebounds to lead at halftime
26 to 32.
The second half was all the Coy-
otes’ limiting the Pirates to only 14
points the entire second half. The
defense frustrated the Pirates and
made them cough the ball up so
the Coyotes snatched more than
20 steals. The Coyotes rolled on
and continued to add on to their
lead to beat the Highmore Pirates
71 to 46.
Hopes for two… Wyatt Hespe flies high during the double-
header with Wall.
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Sacagawea: from forgotten to famous
by Lonis Wendt
More than 200 years ago, the
deeds of Sacagawea, her husband,
Touissant Charbonneau and their
son, Jean Batiste were permanent-
ly inscribed upon the pages of
American history when, in early
1805, they signed on to serve as
interpreters for Lewis and Clark
and the Corps of Northwest Dis-
covery during its historic journey
to the Pacific Ocean and back.
For the first one hundred years,
the Expedition Journals, with the
exception of a few politicians,
philosophers and historians, had
rarely been sold or read, leaving
the names and exploits of the
Corps of Discovery dormant,
ignored and forgotten. Things
changed when, in 1903, the Cen-
tennial year of the Lewis & Clark’s
Expedition, a book, written by Eva
Emory Dye, titled; “The Conquest:
The True Story of Lewis and
Clark,” was released to the public.
Dye, as a member of the Oregon
Equal Suffrage Association, need-
ed a young heroine to represent
strength, resolve and femininity
for the Suffrage Movement. After
reading the Lewis & Clark jour-
nals, she decided the young
Shoshoni Indian girl would make
the perfect illustration.
Her book cast Sacagawea as a
beautiful Indian princess, who,
with a baby on her back, took over
the leadership of the Expedition,
guiding their path over the Rock-
ies, across unknown lands, and a
safe return. The popularity of the
book brought the Lewis and Clark
story to millions of Americans.
Very little of Ms. Dye’s tale was
factual, but, she had found her
heroine and over the second 100
years, Sacagawea became an
American legend and, a symbol of
womanhood, attested to by the
scores of statues, sculptures,
libraries, parks, paintings, coins
and geographic locations named in
her honor. In an accolade, the Suf-
frage dream had previously been
realized when, on Nov. 25, 1805,
Sacagawea was allowed to vote
when members of the Expedition
chose their winter quarters near
the Pacific Ocean!
On Dec. 20, 2012, citizens, Indi-
an nations, Lewis & Clarkies,
teachers and thousands of their
students will remember the 200th
Anniversary of the recorded death
of Sacagawea at Fort Manuel, in
what is now South Dakota.
Contrariwise, the location of
whether she perished in South
Dakota or Wyoming is debated to
this day. Most historians quote
two reliable, written memos, by
lawyer/Author, Henry Brecken-
ridge and, by John C. Luttig,
which largely confirm Sacagawea’s
final dwelling to be at Ft. Manuel.
However, in 1907, a Wyoming
University Economics professor,
Dr. Grace Hebard, authored an
article for the first edition of the,
Journal of American History, in
which she erroneously portrayed
Sacajawea as the Expeditions pri-
mary guide and leader, and also
cited a number of quotes, gleaned
from “verbal” interviews, relating
a scheme that; Sacajawea(her
spelling) ,after returning with the
Expedition, had left her husband
Charbonneau and for several
years, wandered aimlessly from
tribe to tribe, eventually returning
to her native Shoshoni nation,
before dying at the age of 100, on
the Washakie Indian reservation
in Wyoming.
The generally accepted proof of
her death was recorded in the Ft.
Manuel daily log by the Post Quar-
termaster/Clerk, John C. Luttig,
as follows: Sunday, Dec. 20, 1812,
“clear and moderate, …this
evening the Wife of Charbonneau,
a Snake Squaw, died of putrid
fever she was a good and best
Woman in the fort, aged about 25
years she left a fine infant girl.”
Earlier in March of 1811, Henry
Breckenridge, a lawyer/Author,
chronicled; “….we had on board a
Frenchman named Charbonneau
with his wife, an Indian woman of
the Snake nation, both of whom
had accompanied Lewis and Clark
to the Pacific and were of great
service. The woman, a good crea-
ture, of a mild and gentle disposi-
tion greatly attached to the whites,
whose manners and dress she tries
to imitate…..but she had become
sickly and longed to visit her
native country; her husband, also,
who had spent many years among
the Indians, had become weary of a
civilized life…”
Luttig’s journal revealed no
record of her husband, Touissant
Charbonneau being present, of
grieving, or, having observed any
Native ceremony offering her soul
to the “Great Spirit.”
No mention as to whether the
burial had been by internment or,
in the tradition of that period, hid-
den, “beneath a pile of rocks on a
high hill” or, “positioned” in a tree
or on a hastily erected scaffold.
In 1938, an Archeological exca-
vation was undertaken to locate
the graves or burial sites in an
effort to uncover any human
remains from the five persons
known to have died there in 1812-
1813. Remains of one white male
were found, but no identifying
artifacts, remnants or remains of
any others were discovered. Posi-
tive frameworks of five structures,
hearths and palisades, were
unearthed and identified.
In 1965-66, just weeks before
the submersion of old Ft. Manuel
by the rising waters of Lake Oahe,
another excavation took place at
the original site and included a
small surrounding area. The ashes
and hearths of two more struc-
tures were found, bringing the
total to seven. Again, no remains
or possible identification objects
were discovered. In all probabili-
ty, this was the final excavation of
old Ft. Manuel.
A final verification of Saca-
gawea’s death is recorded in
Clark’s 1825 Daily journal, where
he documented the known fate of
several Expedition members.
Clark scrawled; Sar kar gah
wea……Dead. A monument to
Sacagawea overlooks the Missouri
from the west bank, just a few
miles from Mobridge.
Fort Manuel was built in Fall of
1812, one of this areas earliest
forts, in what is now South Dako-
ta, by Manuel Lisa, a Spanish Fur-
Trade impresario, and his compa-
ny of men from the Missouri Fur
Co. of St. Louis. The Fort itself
was a dreary, palisaded, lonely
outpost, on a gradual sloping bluff,
nestled against the west bank of
the mighty Missouri river, six
miles below the N.D.-S.D. border.
It was the only Fort of the five
built by Manuel Lisa, known to
have had rounded bastions and a
surviving, priceless, daily journal.
The fort was to provide a strategic
outpost for the burgeoning fur-
trade industry, and would operate
in direct competition with the
nearby, despised, British North-
western Fur Co.
Seemingly, Ft. Manuel’s repute
spread quickly, as evidenced by
the arrival of representatives of at
least eight different Indian
Nations, wanting to trade furs for
tools, traps, guns, ammunition,
trinkets and spirits. Luttigs jour-
nal, which documented the daily
happenings of life at the very edge
of civilization, described an isolat-
ed, primitive, perilous existence,
regularly subjected to unwanted
visitors, horse thievery, raids and
extreme weather conditions.
Ft. Manuel, Sacagawea’s last
known residence, had been com-
pleted on Nov. 19, 1812, but just
five months later, on March
15,1813, International warfare,
directly related to the War of 1812,
occurred when the Fort was
attacked by British traders and
coerced bands of Indians, hell-bent
on eliminating American competi-
tion from the northern plains.
In the melee that followed, 15 of
Lisa’s crew were killed, compelling
Lisa and other survivors to aban-
don the post and flee downriver to
Loisell’s Fort. Ft. Manuel was then
torched and burned to the ground.
In 1977, Ft. Manuel, as the site of
Sacagawea’s death and the Inter-
national “incident,” secured its
place in history and is on the U.S.
Registry of National Historic
Places. A deteriorating replica of
Ft. Manuel is currently located
about 20 miles north of Mobridge
on the Standing Rock Reservation
near Kenel, SD.
History records that the Lewis
& Clark Corps of Discovery
reached the Mandan Indian vil-
lages, adjacent to the Knife and
Missouri rivers, in late October
1804. With thin ice forming on the
river, Capt.’s Lewis and Clark
decided to suspend proceeding
upriver, and readied for winter by
building a protective stockade,
appropriately named Ft. Mandan,
in honor of their hosts.
Nearly every known fact about
Sacagawea and her short, but
uncommon life, are these recorded
in the L & C Journals; there is no
recorded date of her birth; at age
12 or 13, she, and her older sister,
Otterwea, were captured by a Min-
netaree raiding party; no date is
given, but, while in captivity,
Sacagawea was supposedly bought
by Toussaint Charbonneau, a
French fur-trapper/interpreter;
Charbonneau, who had lived for
years among the Hidatsa/Mandan
nation, and was an accepted mem-
ber of the tribe, claimed her as his
“wife,” quickly fathering their first
child, a son named Jean Batiste,
born February 11, 1805. Shortly
thereafter, the Captains hired
Charbonneau to serve as an inter-
preter, hunter and cook for the
On April 7, 1805, the thirty one
member Expedition, accompanied
by Charbonneau, Sacagawea and
2-month old, Jean Batiste, left Ft.
Mandan on an exploration Capt.
Lewis so eloquently described;
“..We are about to penetrate a coun-
try at least 2000 miles in width, on
which the foot of civilized man has
never trodden!”
Tucked within the more than
1.2 million words of the L & C
Journals, Sacagawea’s presence
and contributions were mentioned
a total of 241 times. She is referred
to in various protocols; by name,
17 times, of which there are 14 dif-
ferent spellings,(in North Dakota
it’s spelled “Sakakawea”), plus;
“she”, “her,” “the woman,”
“squaw,” “Janey”, and “Bird
Woman.” (The Native translation
of “sacaga” is “bird” while “wea”
translates to “woman.”) During
the entire dangerous and difficult
17-month exploration, Sacagawea
proved to be a good mother, dili-
gent, strong, resourceful and
uncomplaining, earning the admi-
ration of the entire Corps of Dis-
Following the conclusion of the
famous journey to the Pacific and
the Corps subsequent return to
the Mandan villages, Clark,
thanked the Mandan’s for their
friendship and courtesies, then
bade his “bouncing boy” Jean
Batiste and the Charbonneau’s
farewell, before paddling home to
In a letter to the Charbonneau’s
dated, July 6, 1806, Clark reaf-
firmed his offer, promising them
that; “if they would bring Jean
Batiste to St. Louis, as soon as he
was weened, he would be educated
the same as one of my own.” The
letter also conveyed the affection
Clark had for the Charbonneau’s
when he wrote; “You have been a
long time with me and have con-
ducted yourself in such a manner
as to gain my friendship; your
woman, who accompanied you on
that long dangerous and fatiguing
route to the Pacific Ocean and
back, deserved a greater reward for
her attention and services on that
route than we had in our power to
give her.”
Charbonneau received a total of
$501.00, which included his labors
for 17 months, a horse and a tepee.
Sacagawea received no compensa-
tion. The Charbonneau’s delivered
Jean Batiste to the Clark family in
1811, very likely, the last time
Sacagawea ever saw him.
Following the death of Saca-
gawea, John C. Luttig delivered
her surviving infant daughter,
Lizette, to St. Louis, whereupon,
the two children were placed
under the legal guardianship of
Wm. Clark on Aug. 11, 1813.
In recent years, several books
and publications have both
abridged and admired Saca-
gawea’s contributions to the Corps
of Discovery. On the 200th
anniversary of her death, she
Legal Notices
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Notice of Hearing
Resolution #2012-07
WHEREAS, there are insuffi-
cient funds in the following
2012 budget to cover expens-
es for the remainder of the
year and;
WHEREAS, a responsibility is
created which requires an
expenditure of funds making it
necessary that a Supplemen-
tal 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
MISSIONERS, that this reso-
lution be published in the legal
newspaper of Jones County
as a notice of intention of the
Board of Commissioners to
adopt the aforesaid Supple-
mental Budget.
that this budget will be consid-
ered 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.
John Brunskill,
County Auditor
Published December 20, 2012, at the
total approximate cost of $27.44.
Notice of Year-end
The Jones County Board of Commis-
sioners will be holding their year-end
meeting on Thursday, December 27,
2012 at 1:30 p.m. Please submit any
invoices by Wednesday, December 26.
John Brunskill,
County Auditor
Published December 20, 2012, at the
total approximate cost of $5.42.
Proceedings of the
Draper Town Board
Regular Session
December 5, 2012
The Draper Town Board met in regular
session December 5, 2012, at 7:00 p.m.
at the Draper Hall. Chairman Nies called
the meeting to order. Present was Nies,
Hatheway and Louder. Absent: none.
The minutes of the last meeting were
read and approved.
These bills were presented for payment
and approved: WR Lyman Jones, water,
$42.50; Farmers Union, hall supplies,
$31.72; Servall, rugs, $19.09; Dept. of
Revenue, sales tax, $32.20; Heartland
Management, garbage, $700.00; Murdo
Coyote, advertisement, $19.49; Kim
Schmidt, salary, $367.40; West Central
Electric, electric, $407.61; IRS, ss & wh,
A short discussion was held on the
Christmas lights and the deadline on
having them removed and also hunting
signs put up at the Draper Dam and City
Being no further business, Nies
motioned, second Louder, to adjourn.
Kim Schmidt,
Finance Clerk
Published December 20, 2012 at the
total approximate cost of $12.67.
Unofficial Record of
Proceedings of the
Murdo City Council
Regular Meeting
December 3, 2012
The Murdo City council met in regular
session on Monday, December 3, 2012.
Mayor Geisler called the meeting to
order at 7:30 p.m.  Members answering
roll call were: Wayne Esmay, Matt Kins-
ley, Mike Jost, Joe Connot, Jay Drayer,
and Mayor Geisler.  Absent: Arnie Wad-
dell.  Also present: Sheriff Weber, Karlee
Barnes (The Murdo Coyote), Ray Erik-
son, Jerry Hatheway and Krysti Barnes.
All motions were unanimous unless oth-
erwise stated.
The agenda for the meeting was
reviewed and approved on a motion by
Esmay, seconded by Drayer.  The min-
utes for the November meetings were
reviewed and approved on a motion by
Esmay, seconded by Jost.  Building per-
mits were reviewed and approved on a
motion by Drayer, seconded by Kinsley.
A permit was submitted by Greg
Miller/Days Inn for a sign and one by
Farmers Union Oil for pump renovation.
These were approved pending review by
city personnel and compliance to ordi-
The public area was opened at this time.
Butch Feddersen wanted to ask council
about the area east of his property on
Fifth and Kennedy that was a service
road that was given to the City by the
state.  He said he remembered being
stated that the City would give that area
to the landowners and that had not been
done.  Council said they would discuss
this with the other landowners and re-
visit it at another meeting and they want-
ed to check for easements and such.
Jewell Bork from the South Central
RC&D visited with council about the
Housing Survey that was discussed at
the housing meeting held in November.
The RC&D would take on this project
and she was working on a grant from
Goldenwest  to possibly pay or help pay
the $2,500 match and that one business
had stated they would donate towards
this cost.  She stated they would like to
attain partners in this project also.  The
council was agreeable and a motion to
apply for the survey and obligate the
$2,500 as the City’s share was made by
Esmay, seconded by Drayer.
Larry Ball and Kelcy Nash visited with
the council on auditorium projects and
issues.  Mr. Ball relayed to council that
the new PA System was working well
and that several organizations donated
towards this and it was paid for com-
The vouchers for the month were
reviewed as follow and approved on a
motion by Esmay, seconded by Connot.
GENERAL: Payroll – 2,382.84, Payroll
taxes – 384.66; Retirement – 289.66;
Golden West (phone) 104.67; Servall
(office mats) 37.44; Murdo Coyote (pub-
lishing) 274.98; FNB (travel/supply/
equip) 236.07; Wellmark (health ins)
894.85; Harmon Law (legal) 1,040.00;
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Art’s Ditching
Business Forms (w-2’s) 57.50; Murdo
Family Foods (supplies) 6.88; Runnings
(supplies) 77.57; US Postmaster
(stamps) 90.00.
PUBLIC SAFETY: Jones County Audi-
tor (law enforcement agreement)
1,600.00; Division of Motor Vehicles
(license) 20.00.
PUBLIC WORKS: Payroll – 2,284.41;
Payroll taxes – 716.99; Retirement –
367.48; Golden West (phone) 52.34;
Dept of Revenue (sales tax) 242.64;
FNB  (travel/parts) 109.21; Heartland
Waste (garbage) 3,536.00; Wellmark
(health ins) 894.85;  WR/LJ (water)
40.00;  Farmers Union (fuel) 1,046.25;
Ingram Pest (poison dump) 60.00; Petty
Cash (postage) 6.22; Venard Inc.
(brakes) 629.98.
(postage) 1.30;  GoldenWest (phone)
park) 689.43; Murdo Area Chamber of
Commerce (1/2 BBB) 9,641.94.
WATER: Payroll – 4,085.14; Payroll
taxes- 823.50; Retirement – 417.17;
Golden West (phone) 52.34; SD Dept of
Revenue (water testing) 13.00; FNB
(antivirus)  53.79;    WR/LJ (water/
tower) 3,702.75; HD Waterworks (golf
course) 212.16; Petty Cash (postage)
1.30; Pioneer Country Mart (fuel) 68.30;
US Postmaster (stamps) 32.00.
Sheriff Weber was present. He present-
ed two written reports.  He discussed
vicious dog issues and was interested in
seeing the City do something with the
trailer homes in Murdo as he knows
some that are in very bad shape and are
inhabited. A motion was made by Con-
not, seconded by Esmay to approve the
Hatheway presented the street report at
this time.  He discussed street issues
worked.  The west end of second street
was repaired and the football field road
around Dakota Mill was repaired.  He
stated he worked with the county on
these projects.  He stated he was regis-
tered to attend a class in Pierre on sur-
facing on the 19 of December and coun-
cil agreed he should attend.  He also
reported on the oil sample results for the
dozer and the new truck.
He discussed with council the
landfill/restricted use site inspection and
that the inspector wanted to take anoth-
er look at it possibly December 26.  He
also stated he was looking for someone
that would be interested in the old dozer
and that Ricer was at the landfill crushing
the metal there.  A motion to approve the
report was made by Connot, seconded
by Drayer.
Erikson gave the water report for the
month.  He discussed the sewer by
DM&G and the Sportsman’s Club.  He
also let the council know that in mowing
around the lagoon the gear box on the
mower went out and a new one was
ordered so to be able to repair over the
winter.  He also stated he was working
on the SEMS emergency plan as was
requested with the lagoon inspection.  A
motion to approve the report was made
by Esmay, seconded by Drayer.
Barnes gave the Finance report at this
time.  She presented the employee writ-
ten report and stated will give an updat-
ed financial at year end with the budget.
She stated an end of year meeting need-
ed to be set and it was decided to be
held on December 26, 2012, at 7:30 p.m.
She also stated she had lined up the City
Christmas supper for December 19 at
6:30 p.m. at the Buffalo Bar and Lounge.
She informed council of a meeting with
the Central SD Enhancement District
being held on December 12 in conjunc-
tion with the Governors Office of Eco-
nomic Development regarding issues for
economic development in our area.
She also stated she had ordered a new
computer and hoped it would be installed
this coming month.  A motion to approve
the report was made by Esmay, second-
ed by Connot.
The following liquor licenses were up for
renewal at this time:  Buffalo Bar/Kerns
Inc – on/off sale liquor; Murdo Family
Foods – off sale liquor; Anchor Inn – on
sale liquor; Star Rest.– wine; GTO/Doris
Convey – wine; The Rusty Spur – on
sale liquor.  All applications were in order
and signed except for the Anchor Inn.
Barnes stated she had sent letters out
earlier in November and that any license
unsigned would not be approved.  A
motion was made by Connot, seconded
by Esmay to approve all licenses except
the Anchor Inn at this time and a letter
was to be sent to them requesting they
attend the year end meeting on Decem-
ber 26 to discuss this. 
OLD BUSINESS: Second reading was
given to Ordinance 2012-5 regarding
Parking Orientation to Markings and
approval was made on a motion by
Esmay, seconded by Drayer.
An Ordinance Adding Sections
71.12 and 71.13 to Title 7,
Parking Ordinances
71.12  Parking Orientation - Streets
Motor vehicles on City streets shall be
parked parallel to the right curb, with the
right wheels within two (2) feet of the
curb, unless the curb is marked with
diagonal lines.
If the curb is marked with diagonal lines,
motor vehicles not exceeding twenty (20)
feet in length overall shall park diagonal-
ly between two consecutive lines.  Vehi-
cles in excess of twenty (20) feet in
length overall may not be parked in such
71.13  Parking Time Limits
No person shall park a motor vehicle or
trailer upon a public street for a continu-
ous period of more than forty-eight (48)
hours, except as specified in N-4-5, N-4-
7, and N-4-8.1.  If a shorter maximum
time period is specified by signs placed
by the City, that maximum time period
shall apply to the area.
First reading:  November 6, 2012
Second reading:  December 3, 2012 
Approval:  December 3, 2012
Council at this time discussed the sam-
ple ordinances on the trailer house
requirements.  Barnes will forward these
samples to the City attorney and visit
with him on this before an ordinance is
More auditorium lighting in areas was
discussed and Esmay said he would
price them by area such as bathrooms,
balcony, entry etc., and give the options
of doing portions.
Council asked Barnes to contact attor-
ney Harmon regarding the wrecked vehi-
cles and trucks parked on a lot in town.
They have been asked repeatedly to
remove them and they have not.
Barnes will report back to council as
what attorney Harmon suggests.
Barnes discussed with council the
upcoming court date set on the com-
plaint against Tom and Judy Ingalls with
the demolition of their building on Main
Street.  The court date is December 11
and Attorney Harmon stated he would
like Barnes and the Sheriff there and any
one else that would like to could come.
Attorney Harmon stated he would like
the council to authorize him to proceed
with the case and a motion was made by
Connot, seconded by Esmay to author-
ize Attorney Harmon to proceed with the
complaint against the Ingalls regarding
their nuisance building located on Main
Barnes updated council on the Park
Grant.  The state had requested that the
City proceed with an Archeological Sur-
vey of the area as it may take awhile to
get this done.  They gave references for
companies that do this and stated it
would be about $1,000.  Barnes contact-
ed one company in Rapid City SD that
gave an quote of $900 and said they
could proceed immediately and Barnes
said she had they do this and it was
done.  This survey is required when Fed-
eral Grant monies are being used.
Barnes stated she has been visiting with
the  Register of Deeds/County Assessor
concerning some re-assessment or
review of city lots and stated some errors
have been found where platted streets
and alley’s had been closed in the past
and never deeded over to the people
they were closed for.  Barnes will do
more research on this and visit with the
attorney also.
At this time, a motion was made by Jost,
seconded by Esmay for council to enter
into executive session for personnel mat-
ters according to SDCL 1-25-2 at 9:31
p.m. Mayor Geisler declared council out
of executive session at 10:00 p.m. and
council adjourned at this time.
Krysti Barnes,
City Finance Officer
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total approximate cost of $106.89.
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by Rep. Kristi Noem
It’s hard to believe Christmas is
already around the corner. While
kids are more concerned with laying
out cookies for Santa and carrots for
the reindeer, parents are busy trying
to get that last-minute gift for a
friend or relative. So as stores fill
with last-minute shoppers and
Christmas tree farms begin to seem
picked over, it’s also a good time to
remember the spirit of the holiday
Every Christmas morning, I ring
a bell to signal the start of our
Christmas morning celebration.
Even if Kassidy, Kennedy and Book-
er are awake before the bell rings,
they have to wait in anticipation
until they hear the bell. It’s tradi-
tions like this that make the holi-
days so special to me.
Bells, whether attached to a
sleigh or an ornament, are a univer-
sal sound of the holidays. Across
South Dakota, the Salvation Army
has bell-ringers outside shopping
and grocery stores to raise money for
their Red Kettle Campaign. This
year, money raised goes directly to
those impacted by the destruction of
Hurricane Sandy, and I was glad to
help raise money by ringing the bell
in Brookings recently. I am so
thankful that I have a home to
return to, but many will be without
this holiday season. I hope we all
take the time to remember and offer
a helping hand to those who may
need a pick-me-up.
I’m so blessed to have the oppor-
tunity to celebrate the birth of our
Lord and Savior with my family, but
there are many South Dakotans who
are apart from their family and
friends this holiday season. I think
of our brave men and women cur-
rently serving in our armed forces
who spend every day on the job.
Recently, I had the opportunity to
write cards to our troops overseas
and to thank them for their tireless
commitment to defend the values
our country holds so dear. I would
encourage South Dakotans to take
the time to do something this holi-
day season to share love with our
courageous service men and women
From our family to yours, we wish
you a very, merry (and hopefully
white) Christmas and hope you have
the opportunity to create lasting
memories with friends and family.
Murdo Coyote
Murdo Coyote • December 20, 2012 • Page 8
Released last week, the report
showed milk production in the 23
major states averaged 1,791
pounds in October, just one pound
above October 2011 figures. The
number of milk cows on farms was
8.47 million, which is 10,000 head
less than last October.
Beginning this year, producers
whose total reportable payments
from the Farm Service Agency are
less than $600 will not receive IRS
Form 1099-G. Previously, the
forms were issued to show all pro-
gram payments received from
FSA, regardless of the amount.
Producers who receive payments
from more than one county will
receive one 1099-G form if the
total of all payments from all
counties is $600 or more. The
same changes apply to producers
who normally receive IRS Form
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. Mar-
keting 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 pro-
duction at harvest and facilitates
more orderly marketing of com-
modities 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 -
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 assur-
ance and ease of measurement.
They have also decided that we
will loan on the peak if the bins
are peaked.
December 25: Office closed for
Christmas Day
January 1: Office closed for New
Year’s Day
Feel free to call the office if you
ever have questions on any of our
programs 605-669-2404 Ext. 2.
U.S. farm income is expected to
decline by nearly $4 billion from
its all-time high in 2011, yet that
number is still the second highest
on record since the 1970’s, accord-
ing to Agriculture Secretary Tom
Vilsack. “Today’s forecast is heart-
ening. It confirms that American
farmers and ranchers remained
impressively resilient in 2012,
even with tough odds due to one of
the worst droughts in more than a
generation,” said Vilsack in
response to the USDA 2012 Farm
Income Forecast released today.
“Thanks to its ability to remain
competitive through thick and
thin, U.S. agriculture is stronger
today than at any time in our
nation’s history, supporting and
creating good-paying American
jobs for millions.”
Dairymen may have lost several
cows due to drought, high feed
prices, and heat, but milk produc-
tion has remained steady, accord-
ing to USDA’s latest dairy report.
J C FSA News
• David Klingberg •
For a
season for
one and all.
Thanks for
business and
please come
again soon.
May it forever fill your
home with love and light!
Baker Trucking
’Tis the season
To wish all of our friends the magic that is Christmas.
Hauptman Harvesting
Season’s Season’s
Greetings Greetings
Member FDIC
Many thanks for your patronage and best
wishes for a noteworthy year ahead.
All tuned
All tuned
All tuned
All tuned
All tuned
For the best
Christmas ever!
May the magic
never end!
Venard, Inc. Venard, Inc.
tors and showed them they were
acceptable to God and could
please him by being fair and hon-
est. There weren’t, in fact, many
people that Jesus didn’t reach out
to and have compassion for. He
had some trouble with the proud,
greedy, and power-hungry, but he
was willing to give even those a
chance to get close to him.
When you consider all these dif-
ferent types of people that Jesus
came to help, we can see that his
only motivation for coming to
earth had to be love for us. It
wasn’t because we were important
and deserved his help. Why else
would someone leave the glory of
heaven to be born in a lowly stable
in Bethlehem where he was no
doubt surrounded by animals and
there caretakers. And if that was-
n’t bad enough, considering who
he really was, he also came know-
ing he would have to die a terrible
death to buy salvation for those he
loved. Not many of us would be
eager to leave a great and beauti-
ful place only to humble ourselves
and later die for others. Jesus did
just that, however, and is there-
fore worthy of our thanks, love,
respect and worship.
The apostle Peter is one of my
favorite people. He was rather a
wild, impetuous fisherman who
tended to act first and think later.
This got him into trouble fairly
often. He had a good heart,
though, and stayed right next to
the Lord, kept trying, and became
a pillar of the early church. It just
goes to show what being with
Jesus can do for a person.
When you consider this world
and all the terrible things that go
on—murder, strife, dissention,
pride—being changed by God
looks very attractive. We would
rather be the kind policeman who
provides shoes for a street person
in New York than the evil man
who forces his way into a school
and kills children and other inno-
cent folks. There are forces of
good and evil, and we are much
more likely to be classed with the
good than the evil if we stay in
touch with God.
Hard hearts just don’t cut it, as
you might expect. Judas was one
of the disciples, but he never soft-
ened his heart. He stayed greedy
and self absorbed right to the end,
and even betrayed the Lord with a
kiss. He got thirty pieces of silver
for his betrayal. It wasn’t worth it
as he suddenly realized after-
ward, so he killed himself in
remorse. What a sad account.
We, of course, have the option of
being tenderhearted towards God
instead of self-serving, and it is by
far the best option. May we this
Christmas be touched by the
familiar story of Bethlehem, the
shepherds, the star, the wise men
and all of that. May it open our
hearts to the Lord so his goodness
can flow into us and then back out
to others. If you consider what
Christ did for us, it’s the least we
can do. We can become positive
forces for good, thanks to our
Lord’s example. Merry Christ-
We don’t have many shepherds
around here that are guarding
their flocks by night as described
in the Christmas story. We do
have quite a few cowboys and
ranchers that tend their herds
although not so much at night.
Cattle are a lot bigger than sheep
and need less protection. Both
shepherds and cowboys are in a
similar line of work, though, in
looking after livestock, and Jesus
came to earth for people like us.
He had a fondness for ordinary
folks that had no great claim to
fame and just went about their
He also tended to surround him-
self with fishermen. Peter,
James, and John were all men of
the sea. And, although these men
were not particularly learned,
being with Jesus made them into
forces to be reckoned with. They
basically turned the world upside
down so that it would never again
be the same.
During his time on earth, our
Lord was even kind to tax collec-
Lookin’ Around
• Syd Iwan •
Elementary Christmas concert… Top: Rose Comp, with
help from Jake Dowling on the drum, accompanies the fifth and
sixth grades as they sing during the elementary Christmas con-
cert held Monday, December 17.
Bottom: The elementary band plays their versions of Christmas
carols during the concert.
Photos by Lonna Jackson
Solo… Kade Brost, sixth grade, sang a solo to start the sixth
grade’s rendition of Rudolph the Red Rosed Reindeer at the ele-
mentary Christmas concert.
Photo by Lonna Jackson
Murdo Coyote
Murdo Coyote • December 20, 2012 • Page 9
The Clinical View
• Dr. P.E. Hoffsten •
The field of medicine is loaded
with drugs that just made perfect
sense and yet when tested really
didn’t work at all. Vitamin E is one
of the most recent and famous
ideas. It was advertised as an
antioxidant that would prevent
aging and prevent a whole host of
other medical complications.
Indeed, it is nature’s antioxidant.
However when taken in pharma-
cologic doses, it had no impact at
all on the health of those taking it.
Coenzyme Q-10 is another exam-
ple of a similar failure. It was
advertised as a medication that
would strengthen the heart and
improve heart failure. All of the
tests done thus far have shown no
benefit for this over-the-counter
Now comes the question of fish
oil and omega-3 fatty acids. In the
1970’s it was observed that the
Inuit Eskimos on the north shore
of Alaska had serum cholesterols
as high as 2000 milligrams per-
cent! For those of you struggling
with your own cholesterols, you
are aware that a value above 200
milligram percent is considered
unsafe and yet the Inuit Eskimos
rarely if ever get heart attacks or
strokes. When investigated fur-
ther, it turned out that their basic
foods were the fat from whales and
seals. This fat is very rich in two
different omega-3 fatty acids
called eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)
and docosahexanoic acid (DHA).
Further studies were done epi-
demiologically to determine if peo-
ple who ate more fish had fewer
heart attacks than those that did
not. Indeed, there was a statisti-
cally significant decrease in the
rate of heart attack or stroke in
people that ate more salt water
fish. It just made perfect sense to
believe that EPA and DHA were
the agents preventing the heart
attacks and strokes in the Eski-
mos and in people who ate more
fish. And so began the fish oil
industry. Now omega-3 fatty acids
are promoted all over the medical
and the lay literature as being the
answer to heart attack prevention.
Two large studies seemed to sup-
port the idea. However, these two
large studies were not what is
called a “randomized double blind
placebo controlled” study which is
the gold standard of proof that a
medication works.
In the past 20 years, there have
been multiple studies done asking
two questions. These questions
1. Are supplemental fish oil or
omega-3 fatty acids beneficial for
the group of people who have
already had a heart attack or a
stroke? Will they prevent further
cardiac or stroke events?
2. Are fish oil, flax seed, or
omega-3 fatty acids effective in
preventing stroke or heart attack
in the general population who
have never had a heart attack but
may have one some day in the
The very sad answer to both of
these questions is that when
omega-3 fatty acids from either
flax seed or fish or from fish oil
pills or from purified EPA/DHA
tablets are used, there is no
demonstrated decrease in the rate
of heart attack or stroke in the
treated population or in that part
of the population that has already
had a heart attack or stroke (Med-
ical Letter, 54, page 83, Oct 15,
The above opinion is based on
no fewer than 6 different articles
in multiple different medical jour-
nals in the past 3 months that
have investigated the benefit of
fish oil or omega-3 fatty acid sup-
plementation. One of the articles
published is a “meta-analysis.”
A”meta-analysis” is a compilation
of all the information available in
the medical literature over the
past many years to see if there is a
demonstrated effect in combining
all of the information. That article
found no value in omega-3 fatty
acid supplementation.
The omega-3 fatty acid hypothe-
sis is that supplementation will
prevent a host of medical problems
including macular degeneration,
Alzheimer’s disease, heart attacks
and stroke and aging. In defense of
the hypothesis, all of the articles
cited above do not demonstrate
that omega-3 fatty acids have no
benefit. Instead, they simply do
not prove that the omega-3 fatty
acids do have a benefit. Note the
difference between “not proving a
benefit” and yet “not proving no
benefit.” Just because a study did
not prove a benefit is not proof
there is no benefit. Editorial critics
of the above mentioned articles
remark that the statistical power
of the articles available thus far is
too weak to demonstrate a benefi-
cial effect. They make the point
that higher doses of EPA/DHA
given for a longer period of time
may be demonstrated to decrease
heart attack and stroke rates.
Such studies are in process at this
So what is the person to do in
the mean time? It is safe to say
that flax seed and flax seed oil
have only five percent of the poten-
tial that fish oil has. It would not
appear that flax seed or its oil are
going to be useful as-long term
dietary supplements to prevent
heart attack or stroke.
Secondly, the studies thus far
available do support the conclu-
sion that two grams of fish oil per
day or less is of consequence. In
order to have any beneficial effect
from the fish oil, it is obvious that
it is going to take at least four
grams a day. There are some med-
ical authorities that feel a benefi-
cial effect will not be seen short of
two grams a day of combined
EPA/DHA. As mentioned from all
of the studies, that conclusion is
not proven but is an “expert
Along the same line, I continue
to struggle with why the statin
family of drugs is rejected by so
many individuals. That family of
drugs has very clear evidence that
they do prevent heart attacks and
strokes and the side effect profile
is very small. Using a dose ade-
quate to get the total cholesterol
below 200 milligrams percent and
the LDL below 70 milligrams per-
cent has compelling evidenced
based medicine that statin drugs
decrease heart attacks and strokes
significantly. There is no scientific
information at this time that sup-
ports the use of fish oil, krill oil,
Mega Red, EPA/DHA, Vitamin E,
Co-Q 10, flax seed, flax seed oil or
any omega-3 fatty acids that pre-
vent heart attack or stroke. The
use of EPA/DHA in a dose of two
grams per day for at least 10 years
is still open to question as to
whether or not it will have any
beneficial life-saving effect. But
the dabbling dose of one to two
grams of fish oil a day or using flax
seed has thus far no demonstrable
benefit in altering any health
Will You Be Part of the
Solution, or Part of the
Farmers and ranchers are pro-
ducing more food, fiber and fuel
than ever before. The dramatic
increase in agricultural productiv-
ity, particularly in the past 100
years, has occurred due to a combi-
nation of ingenuity, university
research, Extension education,
and technology.
Much of this technology is in the
form of chemical pesticides to con-
trol weeds, insects and diseases.
These products have been a relief
for producers as they provided an
effective way to protect their crops
and livestock, but they didn’t come
without drawbacks.
Of course they come at a price,
but if chosen, applied and man-
aged wisely, return more than the
cost to use them in increased pro-
duction. Pesticides vary in their
level of toxicity, but if used with
care, and while wearing the proper
personal protective equipment,
can be relatively safe. There are
also potential environmental and
residue concerns, but by following
label recommendations, and used
with training and discretion, these
risks can also be minimized.
An emerging problem has been
resistance of the pests to the pesti-
cides farmers and ranchers have
come to depend on to control them.
Herbicide, insecticide and fungi-
cide resistance have all been docu-
mented for individual species and
products as early as the 1940’s.
The incidence of documented
resistance has become more com-
mon in recent years, which is no
surprise due to the large number
of products that have become
available, and to a dramatic
increase in the use of them.
Resistance starts small and can
go unseen for a period of time as
mutations in weed, insect and/or
disease populations enable indi-
vidual or a small percentage of
plants, insects or fungal organisms
to survive an application of the
chemical. Resistance can acceler-
ate quickly however, as the sus-
ceptible individuals are controlled
and the resistant population sur-
vives, becomes dominant and mul-
tiplies. Using higher rates and/or
products with the same mode of
action can speed up the process.
Certain practices are known to
increase the incidence of resist-
ance to pesticides, and fortunately,
there are recommendations to
avoid it.
Monitor pests--Use research-
based sampling procedures to
determine if pesticides are neces-
sary (based on action/economic
thresholds) and the best applica-
tion timing (when pests are most
susceptible). Consult your Exten-
sion Field Specialist or crop advi-
sor about economic thresholds for
the pest in question. After treat-
ment, continue monitoring to
assess pest populations and their
Employ appropriate control
measures--Effective IPM-based
programs will include pesticides,
cultural practices, biological con-
trol, mechanical control and sani-
tation. A healthy plant or crop is
often less susceptible to pests.
Select and use pesticides wisely
and according to label directions.
Extension News
• Bob Fanning (605) 842-1267 •
You can decide whether you are
part of the solution, or part of the
problem. For more information,
contact your Regional Extension
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 Cen-
ter, Winner, SD
1/11/2013 – PAT, 1:00 pm MST,
Library Learning Center, Martin,
1/14/2013 – PAT, 1:30 pm
CST/12:30 pm MST, Pierre, Win-
ner, Lemmon & Rapid City
Regional Extension Centers
1/15/2013 – PAT, 1:00 pm CST,
Fire Hall, Presho, SD
1/16/2013 – Ranchers Work-
shop, SDSU Regional Extension
Center, Winner, SD
And bring
And bring
Hope your day
good friends.
Hope your day
good friends.
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a happy,
holiday season
to one
and all.
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O, come all ye faithful... O, come all ye faithful...
And rejoice in the
glory of God this
season. Holiday
blessings to you
and yours.
Dr. James Szana
Greetings To All
May you revel in the simple
pleasures of life and enjoy the
season in all of its splendor.
A fun, festive season for
one and all. We appreciate
your business and wish you
a happy, healthy holiday
Our Holiday
Our Holiday
O holy night
May all be calm and
bright and everyone
blessed on this
special night.
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Message from
the S.D.
Highway Patrol
I’m Inspector Darid Cooper with
the South Dakota Highway Patrol
Motor Carrier Services. It’s my job
to help keep you safe. And it’s a
whole lot easier to do my job if you
help me out. I’m not asking for
much. I’m asking you to buckle up.
Every trip. Every time. I’m also
asking you to make sure the rest of
your family is buckled up every
trip. Every time. It will make my
job easier and help you and your
family stay safe. Thanks and safe
Season of giving… The mitten tree that has been on display
in Hair, Inc. has once again done its job, and will make a differ-
ence in the live’s of local children this holiday season. Each
year, a mitten is placed on the tree, which represents a child in
need. Any member of the community may take a mitten and
replace it with a wrapped Christmas gift. This year, each gift
request was fulfilled, and the gifts will be delivered in time for
Photo by Lonna Jackson
Murdo Coyote
Murdo Coyote • December 20, 2012 • Page 10
Dear Santa Claus:
Hi my name is Gunnar, and I
live in Murdo SD. I live with my
mom, dad and two brothers. I was
wondering how you deliver all your
presents in one night? Also are we
going to get any snow this year? I
love the snow!
Here are a few things I want for
Christmas: a remote control monster
truck, Legos, nerf guns, and a remote
control mega crane. Those are just a
few things on my list, but I don’t need
them all.
I will leave milk and cookies for
you. Have a good Christmas, Santa. I
believe that you can deliver all the
presents to all the good boys and girls.
Merry Christmas, Gunnar
Whitney and Dalton Kinsley (8th
grade partner)
Dear Santa Claus:
My name is Ella. I am in kinder-
garten. I live in Murdo. How are
your reindeer? I hope you come to
my house this Christmas.
I would like a dog, horse, and a cat
for Christmas. I would also like a
bike, new shoes, and dolls for Christ-
mas. It would be very nice if you
gave me some snow too, so I can go
sledding. Oh, and maybe a new sled
to go sledding with.
I will leave you cookies and milk. I
might also leave some hay for your
reindeer. I hope Mrs. Claus is help-
ing you out this Christmas. Have a
safe trip!
Love, Ella Dowling and Troi
Valburg (8th grade partner)
Dear Santa Claus:
I am Lily and I have been a very good
girl this year. How cold is it in the
North Pole? I hope it is cold up there
and the elves are working hard!
This Christmas I would like to get a
doll with clothes to dress it up in. I would
also like to have a Barbie with clothes to
change it all the time. I love playing with
Barbie’s and dolls. I need and want some
new shoes and some new boots. I love ani-
mals and would love to get a dog, cat, or
horse! I like playing with my dog that I
have right now and would love to have
another one to play with! I would also
love to have a cat or a horse.
Have a nice Christmas! I hope the
elves are working hard and making pres-
ents. I can’t wait for Christmas to come
Love, Lily Larvie and Haley Booth
(8th Grade Partner)
Dear Santa Claus:
My name is Alethea Kustar and I
love Christmas! I live in Okaton, South
Dakota and I have been a very good
girl this year. How cold does it get up
there? I loved the presents you got me
last year! Do your elves make your
I really would like the Portable Light
Box, so I can draw all day. Your rein-
deer are cute and funny. Is there a
bunch of snow up North? I know it gets
dark up there, so I would like the Twi-
light Turtle. I also thought Flower
Fairies would be nice.
My brother and sister will be leaving
milk. Our foreign exchange student and
I will be leaving you M&M cookies.
Hope you have a safe, fast trip to Oka-
Love, Alethea Kustar and Hannah
Hight(8th Grade Partner)
Dear Santa Claus:
I have been a very good little boy this
year! I live south of Murdo, South Dakota
and have a big brother Jett. My parents
are Brett and Lori Nix. I hope I have been
good enough to get many presents this year.
I would like to get an electric scooter this
year. I like riding scooters and think it
would be fun to ride around. I love playing
Mario games on my Leap Frog. My broth-
er and I both have a Leap Frog. We both
like playing Mario and would love to have
the game. I have always wanted a train
track to play with. If you have one handy
or if your elves are willing to make one I
would love one. Hot Wheels cars are very
fun to play with and race and I would love
some to play and race with my brother. I
would love to have some orange headphones
for my Leap Frog!
I will leave some cookies and milk for
you and carrots for the reindeer.
Love, Jace Nix and Haley Booth (8th
Grade Partner)
Dear Santa Claus:
Hi Santa my name is Slyder; I
live in White River, SD. I love
Christmas. I love putting up the
Christmas tree with my family and
putting up the lights. I like to play in
the snow too. Can you give us more
snow please?
I made a list of couple of things I
want for Christmas from you. Here is
a couple: a Christmas tree, Christmas
lights, a chalk board, and play-doh.
Those are just a couple of things I
want for Christmas, but what I really
want is to spend Christmas with my
I hope you have a good Christmas
Santa, because I will. I’ll leave milk
and cookies for you.
Love, Slyder Benedict and Dalton
Kinsley (8th grade partner)
Dear Santa Claus:
Hi, my name is Bria. I live in
Murdo, SD with my mom, dad and my
little sister Bentley. I really like Christ-
mas, it is one of my favorite holidays.
For Christmas I really, really, really
want a dog. With a dog I would like a
Crayola 200-Piece Masterworks Art
Case, because I love to draw! I would
also like a Xia-Xia Copacabana Play-
set because I like fish. The last thing I
want for Christmas is a Nerf N-Strike
Maverick Rev-6 Sonic Blaster because
my Uncle Chris has one like this, and I
thought it was cool! This is what I
would like for Christmas.
I hope you have a wonderful Christ-
mas and get all your presents delivered!
Love, Bria Klingberg and
Ali Kell (8th Grade Partner)
Dear Santa Claus:
Hello, my name is Kato. I am a
Kindergartener this year. I go to the
Jones County Elementary School. Is it
really cold in the North Pole? It is cold
where I live.
What I would like for Christmas is a
Bat toy. With a Bat toy I would like
some Lego guys with swords because I
really like to play with Lego guys. I
think Lego guys with swords would be
even cooler than the ones I have already.
A toy spider and sharks that move with
a remote controller would be very fun to
play with also. This is what I want for
I will leave you a plate of cookies and
milk when you come to my house. Stay
Love, Kato Charging Hawk and
Ali Kell (8th Grade Partner)
Dear Santa:
My name is Keyan and I’m a
kindergartener at Murdo Elemen-
tary. I want to ask you, how cold is
it in the North Pole?
I can’t wait until Christmas
because I have been good. I want a
tool set so I can build my own shop
and work on cars like my Grandpa.
What I want is a screw driver, drill,
hammer, drill bits, and flash light. I
also want toys. I want a dart gun
bow so I can shoot it around the
I can’t wait until Christmas so I
can wait up and see you in my
Love, Keyan Falcon and Austin
Venard (8th Grade partner)
Kindergarten letters to Santa Claus
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Murdo Coyote • December 20, 2012 • Page 11
Dear Santa Claus:
How are you this year? Has the
weather been nice at the North Pole?
Has there been a lot of snow? There
hasn’t been hardly any here yet.
For Christmas this year, I would
like an X-box, Star Wars the Clone
Wars video game, and a toy tank. I
would also really like to get a four
wheeler to ride on and a trampoline
for me and my siblings.
I really hope you have a safe trip,
I’ll be sure to leave plenty of milk
and cookies for you, and some snacks
for your reindeer.
Love, Kolten Hatheway and Jake
Lolley (8th Grade Partner)
Dear Santa Claus:
My name is Gavin Moran. I live
in Murdo, South Dakota, with my
mom and sister. Do you have snow
up there? We don’t have any down
here yet. How many reindeer do you
have? What do your reindeers eat?
This year for Christmas I would
like 2 Furbies, mini cars, a sheep
pillow pet, a walkie talkie set, and
a couple different movies.
I will leave milk and cookies for
you Santa, and carrots for the many
Love, Gavin Moran and Madison
Gyles (8th Grade Partner)
Dear Santa Claus:
My name is Briana. I’m a kinder-
gartener, and I live in White River,
South Dakota. I hope you have a
good Christmas
What’s it like in the North Pole? I
hope you and your reindeer are
doing well. Is there snow up there?
What I want for Christmas is a dog,
a pony, and a cat. I hope your rein-
deer are doing well.
I will leave you carrots and milk. I
hope you come to my house.
Love, Briana White Buffalo and
Bailey Klemann (8th Grade part-
Dear Santa Claus:
My name is Rilyn Freeman and
I live in Murdo, South Dakota. I
have always wondered where your
reindeer sleep, when they are not fly-
ing around the world.
I have been a good little lady this
year and I would love to be rewarded
with a pink Leap Frog so I can play
games, a Tinkerbelle sleeping bag so I
may stay warm all night long, and a
pink horse to play with all day.
I will be leaving you milk and
Love, Rilyn Freeman and Hannah
Hight (8th Grade Partner)
Dear Santa Claus:
Hi Santa, have you been good like I have
been? I hope you get my letter so you can
write me back right when you get this.
Has the North Pole been cold like it has
been here in Draper, SD? The snow is really
pretty; is it really pretty up there? I want a
go-cart for Christmas, some ranch dressing,
and a new shirt. I really hope you get these
for me because I have been very good and I
really love all of them; especially the ranch
dressing. I love ranch dressing on everything,
even on my peaches. I hope you write me back
I will leave broccoli out for the reindeer;
Oreos and milk for you Santa. I hope you eat
all of them because the Oreos I have are deli-
Love, Blake Schmidt and Molly Nies (8th
grade partner)
Dear Santa Claus:
Hey Santa how have you been? I have
been waiting for this day. Christmas is my
favorite holiday of the year.
Is the North Pole really cold? Is it as
snowy as it is here in Draper, SD? Do
your reindeer get colds; like stuffy noses?
Do you elves work all year? I want a
Furby, stuffed animals, leapfrog, and a
doll house. I hope you get my letter
because I really want you to write back. I
have been very good so I can get a very
good present. Remember write back please.
I will leave out cookies and milk for you.
I will leave carrots for the reindeer. So, I
hope you get my letter.
Love, Timber Vevig and Molly Nies
(8th Grade partner)
Dear Santa Claus:
My name is Lyle Boni and I
have been a good kid all year. I
want to know how cold it is in the
North Pole?
Also, for Christmas I want an
Xbox 360, and a car race track, I’ve
been wanting an Xbox 360 all year
and I really want one for Christmas.
And a racetrack would be really fun
to play with.
I hope I’ve been a good boy all this
Love, Lyle Boni and Reed Venard
(8th grade partner)
Dear Santa:
Hi, my name is Taya Iversen. I
have been a very good girl this year.
Is it cold in the North Pole? How
many reindeer do you have? What
are their names?
What I want for Christmas is a
big doll house, and a Mini Mouse
stuffed character.
I will leave milk and chocolate
chip cookies for you and carrots for
your reindeer. Have a Merry
Love, Taya Iversen and Jami
Addison(8th grade partner)
Dear Santa Claus:
Hi, my name is Zakk Michalek. I
would like to know what you do in
your spare time.
What I would like for Christmas is a
Nintendo DS with the game Mario
Brothers 2. I would also like a Wii
with Batman 2. The last three
things I would like are air hockey,
pool, and a train track.
I will leave you milk and cookies for
when you come.
Love, Zakk Michalek and Zach
Hespe (8th Grade partner)
Dear Santa:
My name is Corben Reutter and I
have been very good this year. How
are you this year? How is Mrs.
Claus? Is it very cold there?
For Christmas I would like a
remote controlled race-car, a yellow
one with black flames! I would also like
a Nintendo DS and games, a new bas-
ketball and hoop, and a dart gun! I
also want a toy tank, and a Lego
I hope you have a safe trip this
year, be careful on all the rooftops.
Love, Corben Reutter and Jake
Lolley(8th Grade partner)
Dear Santa Claus:
My name is Emmy Newsam. I
am from Murdo, South Dakota. I
believe I have been a very good girl
this year.
I would like a few things for
Christmas this year. I would like a
tweety bird shirt, a mini kitchen set,
a parrot pillow pet, a Furby, and a
scooter. This is a few of the many
things I want.
I don’t have a chimney so I will
leave the door open. I will leave milk
for Santa and pickles for the rein-
deer. I hope the reindeer like pickles!
Love, Emmy Newsam and
Madison Gyles (8th Grade partner)
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South Dakota Christmas traditions
by Senator John Thune
Christmas has always been a
season of tradition. From picking
out the Christmas tree, to baking
for the neighbors, nearly every
family has their own customs and
traditions around the holidays.
Some of these traditions are com-
munity-wide celebrations that
capture the true spirit of the sea-
son. Throughout the state you will
find small and large towns coming
together to enjoy the company of
others and reflecting on the year
that has passed.
For some, a trip to Pierre for a
look at the Christmas trees that
are decorated by businesses, non-
profit organizations, and govern-
ment offices is an annual tradi-
tion. Others enjoy the nativities
and Christmas pageants that local
churches and community groups
will host each year. Some enjoy the
sounds of the season at school con-
certs and the South Dakota
Acoustic Christmas in Sioux Falls,
Yankton, Lead, and Rapid City.
No matter the tradition, the sea-
son presents wonderful opportuni-
ties to enjoy the fellowship of
friends and family.
Perhaps no tradition is more
important than celebrating the
season of giving by remembering
those who are less fortunate. I am
always amazed by the generosity
of South Dakotans, and I know
that in difficult times those in
need can count on others for sup-
port during the Christmas season.
Not all South Dakotas have the
means to make financial donations
to those in need, but many South
Dakotans will choose to donate
their time and talents, offering a
helpful hand to a neighbor in need,
organizing food drives, and provid-
ing a warm meal and gifts to less-
fortunate children.
We also think about those fami-
lies who have loved ones serving in
the military around the globe who
will be apart this Christmas. The
strength of the family members
who celebrate traditions while
praying for the safety of loved ones
in harm’s way reminds us all of
how fortunate we are to be togeth-
er this time of year.
As you continue to celebrate
your Christmas traditions this
season, Kimberley and I would
like to wish all of those travelling
this season safe journeys and a
very Merry Christmas. May God
continue to bless South Dakota
and our great nation.
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St. Mary’s Healthcare
Center to join Avera Health
St. Mary’s Healthcare Center
will become part of Avera Health
effective January 1, 2013, as the
result of an agreement reached
today between Avera, and Catholic
Health Initiatives, the Englewood,
Colorado-based health system that
includes St. Mary’s.
Avera and Catholic Health Ini-
tiatives have been in discussion
since last spring about ways to col-
laborate and strengthen St.
Mary’s ability to more effectively
serve Pierre, Gettysburg and sur-
rounding communities into the
“Stronger ties between the
physicians of Avera Medical Group
Pierre and the local hospitals will
mean better coordinated care for
patients,” said Kevin Lofton, Pres-
ident and Chief Executive Officer
of Catholic Health Initiatives.
“The rapidly changing health care
environment calls for a more inte-
grated approach to the way health
care services are delivered to com-
munities. This transfer is in the
best interests of the people and
communities we serve.”
The transfer includes: St.
Mary's Healthcare Center, Mary-
house and ParkWood in Pierre;
and Gettysburg Memorial Hospi-
tal, Oahe Manor and Oahe Villa
Congregate Living Center in Get-
tysburg. All employees in good
standing will remain employees of
the hospital and their respective
facilities as St. Mary's transfers to
“Avera is excited to expand our
services in central South Dakota,”
said John Porter, President and
Chief Executive Officer of Avera
Health. “Our mission calls us to
provide the highest quality of care
possible at local facilities. Adding
the services and employees in
Pierre and Gettysburg allows
Avera to provide a full continuum
of care to patients across the
Avera and St. Mary’s share a
Catholic heritage, and the two
organizations are working togeth-
er for a smooth transition for
patients, employees and physi-
cians. Both organizations have
conducted extensive “due dili-
gence” to review each system’s
operational and financial perform-
ance. The transfer is also subject
to review and pending approval by
Snowmobile trail system
introduces new interactive map
Trail conditions and routes will
be easier than ever for snowmobil-
ers to view thanks to a new inter-
active trail map.
In addition to trail conditions,
the interactive map pinpoints
businesses, restrooms and parking
areas along the state snowmobile
trail system.
“By clicking on the trails, snow-
mobilers can view current trail
conditions, and eventually pic-
tures,” said state snowmobile trail
coordinator, Tony Schmitt. “The
best part is, the map can be down-
loaded to your smart phone.”
The trail map works with the
GPS technology in smart phones
to show snowmobilers their loca-
tion on the trail.
Snowmobile Trails in the Black
Hills are scheduled to open Satur-
day, December 15, but trail offi-
cials are waiting for snow.
“The Black Hills has seen mini-
mal snowfall so far,” said Black
Hills Trail supervisor, Shannon
Percy. “Grooming operations will
be on hold until we see additional
Trails in eastern South Dakota
opened December 1, and while
there was significant snow over
the weekend, bare spots remain on
the trails.
“Even though several inches of
snow fell in some areas in Eastern
South Dakota, the high winds left
many areas along the trail system
without snow, and the majority of
the eastern trails have not been
groomed,” said Schmitt.
The interactive trail map is
available on the Game, Fish and
Parks’ website (http://gfp.sd.
as well as on the SDGFP Outdoors
mobile app for Android and Apple
Trail condition updates are also
posted to Twitter accounts dedi-
cated to both the Black Hills and
the East River trails (www.twit-
ter. com/SDsnowBHills and
For more information about
snowmobiling in South Dakota,
visit www.gfp.sd.gov, or call 605-
584-3896 for Black Hills trails
information, or 605-773-3391 for
East River trails.
Focus for ag future: soil biology as “new frontier”
The inherent and dynamic qual-
ities of soil were in the spotlight at
the Soil Health Information Day
held December 11, 2012, in
Mitchell, S.D. The event attracted
over 230 people to hear regional
and national agriculture and natu-
ral resources speakers.
Ruth Beck, SDSU Extension
Agronomy Field Specialist, Pierre,
says “One goal with the event was
to help people learn ways to man-
age soil that improve the soil func-
tion. Although we can’t change the
inherent qualities of the soil in our
yards, fields and pastures, we can
make management choices that
affect the amount of organic mat-
ter, structure, depth, water and
nutrient-holding capacity—the
indicators of the health of a soil.”
“While the physical and chemical
properties of soil have long been a
main factor for land use planning,
we are now getting an understand-
ing of the biology happening
beneath our feet,” says Colette
Kessler, Public Affairs Specialist
with the USDA Natural Resources
Conservation Service (NRCS),
Pierre. “Thanks to technology
advances in microscopes and other
equipment, our ‘understanding’ of
the science of soil, biology in par-
ticular, has grown more in the last
three years than the last 30,” she
Two Alpena area farmers were
enlisted to kick off the day demon-
strating water infiltration with
Ray Archuleta, Conservation
Agronomist, from the NRCS East
National Technical Center,
Greensboro, N.C. “Look at this…it
isn’t a problem of run-off; we have
an infiltration problem,” said
Archuleta as the audience
watched him work through the soil
experiment. “Ray the Soil Guy” got
to the ‘root’ of everyone’s questions
with his presentation “Healthy
Soils Make Healthy Profits.”
Archuleta is passionate about soil
health and his passion is infec-
tious. He specializes in soil biolo-
gy/ecology and diversity approach-
es for agro-ecosystem sustainabili-
ty. “Understanding the biology—
the microbes—in the soil is the
‘next step’ for farmers and ranch-
ers,” says Archuleta. Every opera-
tion is unique. He outlined how to
use above-ground management,
such as crop rotations, cover crops,
and reducing tillage as tools to
manipulate the soil biology for a
more sustainable system.
“A healthy soil is not compact-
ed. It has structure with macro
pores that allow water to infiltrate
down into the profile,” Archuleta
explained earlier. “When I pick up
a shovelful of soil, it should look
like cottage cheese.” Jim Hoor-
man, Ohio State University, via
webinar, outlined their university
research findings and the econom-
ics of using mixes of cover crops to
improve the problem of compacted
soils. Mixtures are better for
addressing compaction than using
a single cover crop species. Hoor-
man explained that disturbances,
like tillage, can destroy pore struc-
ture in a soil. Good pore structure
is very important, allowing the soil
to breathe and move water.
“Healthy soil regulates water
well,” explained Paul Jasa, Exten-
sion Engineer, University of
Nebraska-Lincoln. Soil and
residue management helps control
where rain, snowmelt and irriga-
tion water goes. “Field after field,”
he says, “Residue drives the crop.
Buffers are good, but a ‘band-aid;’
fix the soil in the field with residue
and keep your water,” says Jasa.
“Go out with a spade and see for
yourself how your soil is handling
Internationally known Dr.
Dwayne Beck, Manager, SDSU
Dakota Lakes Research Farm
near Pierre, encourages producers
to mimic nature, “I’ve learned
more from observing nature than
trying to change it.” Crop residue
helps improve the soils balance of
nutrients like nitrogen and phos-
phorus. Beck’s presentation out-
lined ‘Catch and Release Nutri-
ents’ and working with natural
cycles to maximize crop produc-
tion. “Plant roots are ‘hot spots’
for biological activities like nutri-
ent cycling and soil aggregate sta-
bility,” says Beck. Both living
roots, and the dead or dying roots,
improve water infiltration and
break up compacted soils. An
abundance of roots helps to stabi-
lize biological activities below
ground, making more nutrients
and water available to plants.
A common theme recommended
throughout the day was for people
to get out in their yards, fields and
pastures with a shovel. “If we dig
a little, we can learn a lot,” says
Kessler, “We can better under-
stand how healthy soil should look
and smell, and how healthy soil
should feel in our hands.” By the
year 2050, Earth’s population is
expected to reach nine billion.
Keeping every inch of our soil
healthy will be essential as farm-
ers and ranchers work to produce
as much food and fiber in the next
40 years as they have in the last
Cluster of antibiotic-
resistant infections reported
The Department of Health and
northeastern area health care
providers are investigating a clus-
ter of bacterial infections. CRE, or
carbapenem-resistant Enterobac-
teriaceae, are difficult to treat
because they are resistant to many
To date this year, 26 potential
cases of CRE from northeastern
South Dakota have been reported
to the department for evaluation.
CRE cases have been reported in
42 states, including all of South
Dakota’s neighboring states except
Enterobacteriaceae bacteria
such as Klebsiella and E. coli are
found in the human digestive sys-
tem and can become resistant to
carbapenem antibiotics. Patients
on ventilators, urinary or intra-
venous catheters, or long courses
of certain antibiotics are most at
risk for CRE infections. Healthy
people are not at risk.
The department has provided
area healthcare and long term
care facilities with guidelines from
the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC) for the con-
trol of CRE and also published the
information in the August issue of
South Dakota Medicine. It is possi-
ble to care for patients and resi-
dents with CRE and any other
organism while safely caring for
other patients and residents in the
same facility. Protocols have been
established and are followed to
ensure patient and staff safety.
The CDC guidelines focus on
screening of high risk individuals,
laboratory capacity for testing,
appropriate use of antibiotics to
prevent drug resistance, and prop-
er infection control precautions.
The complete guidance can be
found atwww.cdc.gov/hai/organ-
More information about CRE is
available on the CDC website,
Pine beetle project “huge step forward”
Rep. Kristi Noem today
applauded the Black Hills Nation-
al Forest (BHNF) on its announce-
ment that it has signed a Record of
Decision to implement the Moun-
tain Pine Beetle Response Project.
The project will allow the BHNF to
implement effective pine beetle
mitigation tactics on up to 248,000
acres in critical areas over the
next five-to-seven years. This
includes large-scale thinning and
timber harvest on up to 122,000
“This is a huge step forward in
the fight against the pine beetle,
and I want to thank Supervisor
Craig Bobzien and all Black Hills
National Forest staff for their
efforts on this issue,” said Rep.
Noem. “This first-of-its-kind proj-
ect gives our national forest addi-
tional tools to get ahead of the pine
beetle on a larger scale, and could
serve as a blueprint for other
Western states to follow. I’m proud
of the additional resources and
attention we’ve brought to this epi-
demic that is devastating the
Black Hills. I will continue to be a
vocal advocate for resources and
flexibility so we can make real
progress on the ground. I look for-
ward to getting these projects
implemented as quickly as possi-
The Mountain Pine Beetle
Response Project was begun short-
ly after Rep. Noem organized a
Natural Resources Committee
hearing in the Black Hills focused
on the pine beetle epidemic. Rep.
Noem put substantial pressure on
the White House’s Council on
Environmental Quality and the
U.S. Forest Service to allow for
additional flexibility and alterna-
tive processes to fight the epidem-
ic in South Dakota. The Mountain
Pine Beetle Response Project will
allow for the treatment of up to
248,000 acres in critical areas and
uses an adaptive National Envi-
ronmental Policy Act process.
Rep. Noem has been a strong
voice for action against the pine
beetle in Washington D.C. In July
2011, Rep. Noem brought House
Natural Resources Subcommittee
on National Parks, Forests and
Public Lands Chairman Rob Bish-
op to the Black Hills to see first-
hand the devastation of the pine
beetles. She followed that up by
launching a grassroots campaign
to bring attention to the epidemic.
In October 2011, Rep. Noem called
on concerned citizens to write
President Obama and his top envi-
ronmental advisor, Nancy Sutley,
in support of efforts to stop the
pine beetle from further destroy-
ing the Black Hills. The response
from South Dakotans was over-
whelming and Rep. Noem’s efforts
helped secure an additional $2
million in funding to fight the pine
beetle in the Black Hills National
Aside from additional
resources, Rep. Noem has also
been a vocal proponent of increas-
ing flexibility and streamlining
the environmental approval
process to allow the Forest Service
and private landowners to imple-
ment effective mitigation tactics to
get ahead of the pine beetle. In
April 2012, Rep. Noem was joined
by Senator John Thune in intro-
ducing identical pine beetle legis-
lation in the U.S. House and Sen-
ate. This legislation would allow
for streamlined environmental
review for pine beetle mitigation
efforts to be utilized in larger
areas of land. Rep. Noem success-
fully inserted these provisions into
the House Agriculture Committee-
passed version of the Farm Bill.
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minimum 3 mos.
Valburg Valburg
• Aerial & Ground Application
• Chemical & Fertilizer Sales
• GPS Equipped
murdo, martin & White river
Dan: 605-259-3134
Charlie: 605-452-3311
Hildebrand steel & Concrete
Contact us for All All types of concrete work!
Jerry Hildebrand
Cell: 605.488.0291
Rich Hildebrand
Cell 605.431.2226
Office: 605-837-2621
Toll Free: 1-877-867-4185
Concrete Redi–Mix
Darren Boyle Sales
New & Used Farm Equipment
REA Seeds
Cell: 605-222-0317 • Pierre, S.D.
E-mail: darrenboylesales@pie.midco.net
Website: www.darrenboylesales.com
dba Jones County Clinic
609 Garfield Ave., Murdo, SD 57559
J.S. McNeely
605-669-2121 Clinic
605-669-2553 Home
24-Hour Service
Light to Heavy Duty Towing
Repairs Domestic Cars & Trucks
Phone: (605) 669-2075
Murdo, S.D.
Murdo Nutrition
Program Menu
December 24
December 25
December 26
Salisbury Steak in Gravy
Baked Potato
Sliced Carrots
Mandarin Oranges & Pineapple
December 27
Oven Fried Chicken
Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
Broccoli-Cauliflower Mix
Vanilla Pudding w/ Bananas
& Wafers
December 28
Chili or Alternate
Corn Bread
venard inc
Tires & Service ~ 605-669-2077
Exit 191 ~ Murdo SD
CLASSIFIED RATE: $5.00 minimum for up to 20 words.10¢ per word after
initial 20. Each name and initial must be counted as one word.
CARD OF THANKS: Poems, Tributes, Etc. $5.00 minimum for up to 20
words.10¢ per word after initial 20. Each name and initial must be counted
as one word.
NOTE: $2.00 added charge for bookkeeping and billing on all charges.
DISPLAY AD RATE: $5.00 per column inch.
PUBLISHER’S NOTICE: All real estate, advertised in this newspaper is
subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, which makes it illegal to
advertise “any preference, or discrimination on race, color, religion, sex, or
national origin, or any intention to make any such preference, limitation, or
This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate
which is a violation of the law. Our readers are informed that all dwellings
advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis.
Your Full Service Lumber and Hardware Store
105 E. 2nd Street • PO Box 108 • Murdo, SD 57559
Phone: (605) 669-2201 • Fax: (605) 669-2450
Dennis and Kevin Moore
murdo townhouses
2 bedrooms
Carpeted throughout,
on-site laundry facility
and appliances furnished.
Pro/rental Management
Equal Housing Opportunity
Help Wanted
TRAL SD looking for experienced
full time help. Duties include
night calving heifers, calving cows,
fencing, building maintenance,
operating and maintaining hay-
ing, feeding, and farming equip-
ment. Horse experience not neces-
sary. We use atv’s. Housing and
beef furnished. References
required. Salary DOE. Call (605)
843-2869 for interview appoint-
ment or email resume to
pjbork@gwtc.net. PR-tfn
For Sale
for everyone on your holiday list.
Del’s I-90, Exit 63, Box Elder. 605-
390-9810 M48-4tp
2012 Dodge Ram pickup. Was only
on pickup for two weeks. No dam-
age; like new condition. Make an
offer. Call Patrick at 605-530-0051
or Karlee at 605-295-0047.M41-tfc
Thank You
Thank you for the beautiful
cards, gifts and calls for my 95th
Marjorie Anderson
Thanks, Chamber, for the
Murdo Bucks I won in your Christ-
mas drawing. I can’t wait to go
Blaine Hauptman
We want to take this way to
express our gratitude to each and
everyone who made Karen’s bene-
fit in Wall, December 1st, such a
fun and entertaining evening.
Thank you to the Red Hat
Ladies and the auctioneers for
food and fun, and everyone for
attending, showing their support
and concern.
Karen will be in surgery Decem-
ber 12th to have the knee put in.
What a great place to live and
work. A big thank you to everyone
for all you have done to make
these 2-1/2 months a step in get-
ting well. Thank you!
Karen & Harold Delbridge

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