Murdo Coyote, February 14, 2013

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Professional artist to Exercise equipment donation spend week in school topic of school board discussion
broadened and more intense awareness of ourselves and the world around us,” Wipf said. “Art helps us to find truth and understanding. The children of South Dakota are our most important resources. It is imperative that their creativity be sparked and cultivated to enrich their lives and at the same time enhance society as a whole.” Her residency may include slide presentations, student classroom work, teacher in-service workshops and community presentations. Wipf uses various media, such as printmaking, drawing, papermaking, marbling or creating of a mural. Wipf ’s paper marbling residencies are regarded by teachers as excellent opportunities for integrating art with other subjects such as science, history or English. This program is sponsored by the Jones County School District and the Book and Thimble Club, with support provided by the South Dakota Arts Council with funds from the State of South Dakota, through the Department of Tourism and State Development, and the National Endowment for the Arts. by Karlee Barnes The February school board meeting was called to order by Carrie Lolley at 7 p.m., Monday February 11. Those present included: Lolley, Chad Whitney, Scott Mathews, Brett Nix, Tami Schreiber, Lorrie Esmay, Gary Knispel, Larry Ball, JayTee Sealey and Karlee Barnes. The agenda, minutes and bills were approved, as well as the financial report. Knispel presented his financial report and spoke about some of the bills brought up in legislative session that will impact the school district. The board then approved three open enrollment forms, as well as two work agreements. Next on the agenda was discussion items. Schreiber filled the board in on the recent annual audit. It came back with no corrections. The audit was reviewed by the state and accepted on Friday, February 8. Ball told the board that the school incurred additional officiating expenses for the Invitational Tournament due to the storm and postponing of games. He also said that the senior class is working on plans for their senior trip to Denver. Ball asked the board to look at the 2013-2014 proposed school calendar. He said that they can discuss any potential changes later. One issue he wanted the board to consider was to start the school year on a Wednesday to allow Monday and Tuesday for teacher inservice days, and to ease students into the school year. Added discussion items are as follows: the Kadoka Area School District contacted Ball about the possibility of sharing a foreign language teacher instead of offering a foreign language class through the DDN. Mathews asked how much
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A scholarship honoring longtime South Dakota journalist David Kranz will be awarded this spring to a South Dakota journalism student. The David Kranz-Argus Leader Media Scholarship recognizes Kranz’s more than four-decade career as a reporter, editor and political columnist. He retired from the Argus Leader in 2010. “When you have had the opportunity to work with a veteran journalist like David Kranz, you can't help but be excited about honoring his legacy. To be able to help students prepare for journalism careers at the same time is even more satisfying,” said Randell Beck, president and publisher, Argus Leader Media. The $1,200 scholarship will be awarded annually to a South Dakota student who has completed at least one year in a journalism or media studies program at a South Dakota college or university. The recipient must have achieved a 2.5 GPA in the previous semester and should submit examples of his or her writing as part of the application. A letter of recommendation from an academic or journalism professional is also required. Students can e-mail application
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Number 7 Volume 107 February 14, 2013
Johannsen Scholarship
The deadline for the Lee Johannsen scholarship available to college students who were graduates of Jones County High School is Friday, April 12, 2013. The scholarship will be awarded to a student in their junior or senior year at their respected college or university for the 2013-2014 school year. A copy of the scholarship application is available at the Jones County High School office.
Sportsman’s Club meeting
Exercise room reminder
The Jones County Sportsman’s Club will be holding its annual meeting on Sunday, February 24, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. at the clubhouse.
The exercise room at the Tech Center is open Monday– Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you have a key card, the room is open additionally from 5–7 a.m. and 5–10 p.m., Monday through Friday. It is also open on Saturday from 5 a.m.–5 p.m. and on Sunday from 1–6 p.m. Patrons need to be out of the building one hour after the doors are locked; no later than 11 p.m. on weekdays. An organizational meeting for a Farmers Market in Murdo will be held at the Turner Community Center on Feb. 21, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Anyone interested in being a part of the farmers market but cannot attend that evening contact Jewell Bork at 669-2852.
New law enforcement vehicles discussed at commissioners meeting
by Karlee Barnes The Tuesday, February 5 county commissioners meeting was called to order at 2 p.m. with the following in attendance: John Brunskill, Helen Louder, Monte Anker, Steve Iwan, Bruce Royer, Angie Kinsley, John Weber and Karlee Barnes. The commissioners went through mail to start the meeting, then spoke briefly about the building maintenance concerning the cement handicap ramp on the east entrance of the building. The commissioners then made a motion to sign paperwork sent from Hughes County.
Visual artist Mary Wipf will conduct workshops for local students as part of the South Dakota Arts Council’s Artists In Schools & Communities program. The artist will work with various grade levels during the residency in Jones County from February 25-March 1. Wipf has participated in nearly 600 weeks of residencies throughout South Dakota in more than 75 school systems, community libraries and special needs institutions. She believes art - the creative expression of one’s unique self - helps to satisfy the need for communication at a basic level. “Through art, we experience a
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the DDN classes cost the school. Ball replied that they have no expense from these classes. He said if they accepted Kadoka’s proposal, a teacher would travel to Murdo to teach the class. This would cause for the rearranging of schedules, due to the time change and so as not to interfere with any required courses. Greg Kronkite of Draper has been working with Ball, Anne Geisler and Bev Ball on the funding and donation of new exercise and technology equipment for the current weight and exercise rooms. Kronkite is interested in purchasing $10,000 to $16,000 worth of new items for the rooms. Nix asked about the time frame of the project. Ball said bids for equipment are in the works, and the purchase could be any time. The board then went into executive session and adjourned the meeting immediately after.
Farmers Market meeting
California reunion… Draperite Delores Volmer and brother Emil Magnuson of Rapid City flew to Sacramento, Calif. to spend time with their sister, Annarose Paschal. While there, they were joined by Elsa Sharp, their former schoolmate who now resides in Anaheim. A fourth sibling, Eldon Magnuson, was sorely missed, but good food, good conversation, and fine coastal weather was enjoyed by the longtime friends. From left to right: Delores Volmer, Emil Magnuson, Elsa Sharp, Annarose Paschal.
Book signing… Mike McMillan visits with some of the locals
who attended his book signing held at the Range Country hotel. McMillan shared poems from his new book, Poems for the Common Man Volume Three. Courtesy Photo
Next, new business was discussed. Brunskill informed the commissioners of three surplus items, including two office chairs and a printer. Said items were estimated at zero value and are to be disposed of. Sheriff Weber entered the meeting and presented the commissioners with his report. He also spoke about Deputy Sylva’s salary discrepancy again. He gave them information about the salaries of surrounding counties’ deputies. Louder questioned whether or not Weber had spoken to the city about the issue yet. Weber said the city is looking into law enforcement grants. He then presented options and estimates for potential new law enforcement vehicles. He said that an estimated $4,000 to $5,000 on top of the initial vehicle cost would be needed for necessary items such as cages and light bars. Weber told the commissioners that two vehicles are needed, but there isn’t a big rush to purchase them. Iwan asked what is next concerning the purchase of new law enforcement vehicles. Anker said they could vote on the issue at the next meeting; however, he is against buying two vehicles right away. Kinsley, the 4-H secretary and Jones County Emergency Manager, approached the commissioners about a storage issue in her office. She questioned what old paperwork, if any, could be archived. Kinsley also said she needed direction from the commissioners about how much extension work she is expected to do. She said that she has the pesticide applicator test in her office and available to the county. She can administer the test. Kinsley then said that the county’s hay probe is broken, and asked who is responsible for replacing it or buying replacement parts. Anker advised her to call the regional office in Pierre. He said, if it is the responsibility of the county, maybe the county needs to start charging for services such as hay probing and water testing. The meeting then reverted back to the possibility of new law enforcement vehicles. The commissioners discussed features needed, as well as those not needed. Royer was next to address the meeting and present the road report. He said he didn’t have anything new to discuss, besides that they have been blading due to the added moisture. After brief discussion, the meeting adjourned at 3:45 p.m.
Gingerbread Girl returns to kindergarten
materials to: mdiehl@arguleader. com Or mail to: Michelle Diehl Argus Leader PO Box 5034 Sioux Falls, SD 57117-5034 The deadline for applications is April 15. A committee will select the winner and the scholarship will be awarded for the 2013-2014 school year. If you’d like additional information, contact Maricarrol Kueter, mkueter@argusleader.com, or Randell Beck at rabeck@ argusleader.com
Gingerbread Girl… Deb Venard’s kindergarten class celebrates the return of their Gingerbread
Girl, who had been missing since her escape in December. See the full story on page 4.
Winter weather closes Interstates
No travel advised… Interstate 90 was closed from Wall to Sioux Falls, and Interstate 29 was closed from Sioux Falls to the North Dakota border over the weekend as a blizzard blew through the state. Pictured, a semi tries to brave the road conditions and doesn’t make it down the ramp at the Murdo exit. Courtesy photo
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Don Hight
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Don Hight, age 92, of Lemmon and formerly of Murdo, South Dakota, died at Five Counties Nursing Home in Lemmon on Sunday, February 10, 2013. Don Hight was born on November 3, 1920, the fifth of 10 children to Charles and Edith Hight. He grew
Muriel J. “Jeannie” Schroeder
up in the White River area. After graduating from high school, he entered the U.S. Army and served as a paratrooper in Europe during WWII. He then began ranching south of Murdo, where he and his wife, Adeline, made their home. They had two children, Dan and Cheryl. The family raised longhorn cattle, horses, and buffalo. Don was well-known in the rodeo circle for all the rank bucking horses and nasty bucking bulls that came off the Hight Ranch. In 1962, Don captured the world’s attention by trailing over 1800 head of cattle from Westover to Winner, a distance of 70 miles. Shortly after, Don and Adeline flew to California, where Don was featured in an episode of the Rawhide TV series. Surviving him are son, Dan Hight and his wife, Vanessa, and their children Cody, Hannah, and Bridger of White River; daughter, Cheryl and her husband, Barry Vig of Opal; their daughter, Georgia and her husband, Steve Dale and sons, Joe and Jeremy of Rapid City; their son,
Justin Vig and his wife, Mellissa and children, Blake and Skylar of Faith; their daughter, Marti Jo and her husband, Bucky Derflinger and daughter, Jami of Opal; and their son, Ryan of Opal; also two sisters, Lorraine Fraser and Dorothy Hight. Preceding him in death were his wife of 53 years, Adeline; his parents Charles and Edith Hight; four brothers, Harold, Harlan, Ray, and Roy; and three sisters, Maurine Hight, Irene Schramm, and Sally Littau. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, February 13, 2013, at Grace United Methodist Church at Piedmont, with visitation prior to the service. Burial took place at the Black Hills National Cemetery with military honors. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.kinkadefunerals. com.
Thelma Iverson
Thelma Marie (Wilson) Iverson passed away Thursday, February 7,
Norma Kinsley
2013 at Mary House Nursing Center. Thelma was born in Boone County, Iowa, on January 6, 1917 to David Clarence and Barbara Wilson. Her family homesteaded in Mellette County where she spent her younger years. Her father a carpenter and a blacksmith, moved the family to the west coast in the early 1930’s in search of work. Thelma graduated high school in Junction City, Ore., in 1935. She and her family returned to South Dakota where she met and married the love of her life Robert Iverson of rural Jones County on March 20, 1937. This union was blessed with six children. The couple farmed in Jones County for 51 years. In 1986 they retired to Pierre, where they spent the remainder of their lives. Thelma was preceded in death by
her husband Robert; parents and 10 brothers and sisters: Emmet, Virgal, Melvan, William, Betty and Edna Wilson, Emily Lunn, Lorrine Dickhoff, Wanda Schmidtke and Barbara Mannetter. She is survived by children: Darleen and her husband Richard Inglis of Bristol, Conn., Judith and her husband Dallas Brost of Presho, S.D., Robert and his wife Marilyn of Murdo, S.D., Juanita and her husband Kenneth Kingsbury of Wood, S.D., Jennifer and her husband Fred Olson Jr. of Piedmont, S.D. and Barry Iverson of Murdo, S.D.; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Services and visitation were held Tuesday, February 12, at Murdo Methodist Church with Pastor Rick Hazen officiating. Burial was at Murdo City Cemetery.
Muriel J. "Jeannie" Schroeder, 52, of Waterloo, died Wednesday, February 6, 2013 in Waterloo. She was born February 12, 1960 in Pierre, South Dakota, daughter of Orville and Verda (Howder) Hurst. She married Dean D. Schroeder on July 7, 1984 in Gillette, Wyoming and they later divorced. She graduated from Murdo High
Chip and Phyllis Peters recently visited Sonny and Evelyn Tornow in Rapid City. Also, Sonny and Evelyn’s granddaughter, Ali Tornow, was runner-up in the Miss Rapid City Pageant. As I begin this morning NO SCHOOL. It is wintery here. The Interstate is closed from Wall to Sioux Falls. The storm is pretty much over, but the wind is still whipping snow around and the crews are out getting the drifts cleaned up. Aren’t we blessed to have these crews that work all night so when we get up the streets are cleaned and the highway too? We appreciate it guys! Melba Boysen called looking for her paper. Sorry, not coming today. So as we chatted she was looking at the moisture we have received and how much it is needed; hopefully we will be blessed with rain next storm, but whatever, we will deal with it and be thankful. Julia Broeacher rode with Tom and Jody Lebeda to Pierre on Wednesday to visit sister Betty
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School in South Dakota and earned her BA degree in Business Administration from the University of Wyoming in 1992. She was employed with Disabled Workers, LLC in Waterloo and was an independent bookkeeper throughout Northeast Iowa. Survived by: one son, Andrew of New Hampton; three brothers: Russell (Janet) Hurst of Lakeville, Minn., Norman (Mary Kay) Hurst of Mobridge, S.D., and Dwight (Sheila) Hurst of Murdo, S.D.; and three sisters: Joyce (Richard) Drabek of Belle Fourche, S.D., Nancy (Don) Densmore of Evans, Colo., and Marlyce (Dale) Miller of Elk Grove, Calif. Preceded in death by: her parents. Memorial Services were held Wednesday, February 13, at Prairie Lakes Church. Memorials contributions will be designated at a later date Condolences may be left at www.richardsonfuneralservice.com. “Jeannie had a strong faith in the Lord and used His strength to encourage others.”
Norma Jeane Kinsley, age 91, of Murdo, passed away Monday, February 4, 2013, at the Philip Nursing Home. Norma Jeane Ernst was born August 5, 1921, at her parents’ farm south of Draper, South Dakota, the daughter of Adolph and Florence (Cahill) Ernst. She attended Dunkel grade school and, as was common then, she skipped one of the lower grades. She graduated from Draper High School in 1938. She then attended St. John’s McNamara School of Nursing in Rapid City and
became a Registered Nurse. Part of her training was in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After working a short time at the Murdo Hospital, she married the love of her life, Densel “Fat” Kinsley on June 25, 1943, an anniversary date they shared with her parents and Kip and Jean. They were loving partners for 52 years until his death on July 10, 1995. Norma was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved being a farm wife, spending countless hours tending her garden, raising chickens, canning, freezing and making truly old fashioned home cooked meals. The coffee pot was always on, ready for a drop-in visitor and would generally be accompanied by a piece of pie, cake, cookies or a cinnamon roll. She always impressed on her children and grandchildren the importance of getting an education and was so very proud of each and every one of them. In her empty nest years she was able to accompany Fat on some REA trips, bus tours, and visits to kids and grandkids. She also had time for her quilting and embroidery. Each grandchild was blessed with a quilt at their high school graduation. She made many, many quilts, laprobes, baby quilts, dish towels,
and wall hangings. She was baptized and confirmed in the Missouri Synod Lutheran Church and was a lifelong devout member and was active in the Mary and Martha Society. She also took part in 4-H, Bible Study and Choir. She was blessed throughout her life with many wonderful relationships – three of the most special being her Aunt Maude and her friends Delphine Kruse and Margaret Rankin. Norma and Margaret were loyal volunteers at Hospice Thrift Store. Thanks to the devoted care of her family she was able to stay in her own home until November of 2011 when she moved into the Philip Nursing Home. The family is so appreciative of the tender care she received by all of the staff and Dr. Klopper. Survivors include three sons Clifford Kinsley and his wife Jean, Michael Kinsley, and Marty Kinsley and his wife Angie of Murdo; two daughters Karen Tedrow and her husband Ronald of Pierre, and Donna Beckerleg and her husband Gary of Walker, Minnesota; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchil-
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daughters, that we all know and love, is Teresa Palmer of Murdo. She also has other relatives in the Jones County area. Our sympathy also goes out to the family of former Murdo resident, Thelma Iverson, who passed away in Pierre on Thursday. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at the Murdo United Methodist Church. Our sympathy to the family of Jeannie Hurst Schroeder who passed away recently in Waterloo, Iowa. Services are to be held Wednesday, Feburary 13 in Cedar Falls. Jeannie grew up in Draper, and graduated from JCHS in 1978. She is the daughter of the late Rusty and Verda Hurst. Her brother, Dwight and wife Sheila, are the only ones still in Jones County. She leaves two more brothers, Russell and Norman, as well as three sisters, Joyce Drabek, Marlyce Miller and Nancy. There will be more names in the obituary. Virginia Louder, son Alan and his son, Kaden, of N.C., flew into Sioux Falls Monday, February 4. Sean Louder joined them here. They attended the services for Susie Rankin. They spent time here with Carma and Greg Miller and family. While here, Virginia met Betty Mann and Gen Liffengren for supper Wednesday evening in Murdo. I talked to Virginia on Sunday while I was sitting in a blizzard. She said it is 41 degrees and tomorrow it is supposed to be 70! She and daughter Tawnya attended an open house for son and grandson Conner on Friday at his school. He is in first grade and was in a skit. There was lunch and a tour of the school. Virginia also reported that a baby boy, Weston Clark, was born to Aaron and Lori Laur in Germany November 15, 2012. He joins big brother Reece. Grandparents are Yvonne (Louder) and the late Roxy Laur, of Sioux Falls. Great Grandma is Eva Louder of Rapid City. Congratulations to all. Weekends guests of Randy and Linda Vevig were daughters Lana and her daughter Alyssa of Ft. Meade; and Beth and family from Omaha. They, along with Brandon and Stephanie Vevig, attended the services for Susie. Neal Christian of Gordon, Neb., met mom Lila Mae for the funeral of classmate Susie. After, Neal’s daughter Rachel joined Lila Mae and Neal for dinner at a local cafe.
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dren; two great-great-grandchildren; one sister Gen Liffengren of Murdo; two sisters-in-law Martha Kinsley of Murdo, and Joyce Ernst of Pierre; her godsons Lindsay Liffengren and Corey Peters; and a host of other relatives and friends. In addition to her husband, Norma was preceded in death by a granddaughter Kristina Mueller; a great-grandson Luke Densel Hansen; one brother Wilmar Ernst; four brothers-in-law Kenneth Kinsley, Darrel Kinsley, Emil Finck, and Luverne Liffengren; two sisters-inlaw Lucile Finck and Mabel Kinsley; a nephew Gerald Kinsley; and a niece Janet DeGooyer. Visitation was held Friday, February 8, with a prayer service at the Messiah Lutheran Church in Murdo. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 9, at the Messiah Lutheran Church in Murdo, with Pastor Ray Greenseth officiating. Interment was at the Murdo Cemetery. The family prefers memorials to the Alzheimer’s Society, Messiah Lutheran Church of Murdo, Countryside Hospice, or the Weber Van.
and Russell Beck. They took Julia to visit Grace McKillip, who is in the hospital after a fall in her home. She is healing but is needing some more rehabilitation for her broken ankle. They later attended a fund raiser for Sharlene Rada, who is battling cancer. The fund raiser was very well attended. We wish you a complete recovery, Shar. Jackie Fosheim had company since Saturday. Brice Fosheim and friend Jessica, who goes to school in Madison, got snowed in so they have had a good time just hanging –in and enjoying the good company. Helen McMillan attended the Bingo Lions fun night at the senior center, amid a large crowd. It was very very nice and a lot of fun. Julia Broeacher won $50.00 for the black out game. There is one more game night next week. Our deepest sympathy to the Thelma Iverson family. Thelma, who has been living in Pierre for many years, is the mother of Bob Iverson of Murdo.
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This has been several days of loss and sadness. Beginning with the loss of Susie Rankin. Services for Susie were held last Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning at the Catholic Church in Murdo, with a great turnout of family and friends to pay their respects. Besides her immediate family, Bob, Andy, Kati, Tyler and their families, Bob’s family was here, Mom Margaret, Greg, Ron and Nan Rankin, Kris and Dick Bradley and sons, Karen Authier, Bill Abernathy and family, Stacy Ellwanger, Scott and Julie Anshutz, Marge Hayes and family, Mike and Mary Dott, Steve, Marla and Nick Hayes, along with many many more relatives and friends. Susie’s parents, Ray and Janice Pike, her sister and family, Sandy and Tim Zibell. Jesse and Ross and family, Clayton and Cara and family, along with many more relatives and friends were here. The Zibell family returned to their respective homes at Wann, Tuttle and Walnut Grove on Wednesday. Also here were Marge Zibell, Carol Thomas of Pierre, and Chuck and Raetta Zibell. On February 9 we lost another long time Jones County resident, Norma (Ernst) Kinsley. Services for Norma were held Friday evening and Saturday afternoon at the Lutheran Church in Murdo. She was buried beside her husband Denzel “Fat” in the Murdo cemetery. After, all gathered at the church fellowship hall for a variety of cinnamon rolls and coffee. Norma was a baker. When she made cinnamon rolls with white frosting, her family knew they weren’t to eat them as they were for the church, symbolic of Jesus’s salvation. She made many quilts, which were displayed on the pews and other places in the church. There were many as she was a busy lady. Her immediate family, Kip and Jean Kinsley and their families, Mike Kinsley and family, Marty and Angie Kinsley and family, Karen and Ron Tedrow and family and Donna Bekerleg, Sister Gen Liffengren with daughter Jodee and son Christopher, along with many many more family and friends were there to say their goodbyes. Our sympathy to the family. Our sympathy to the family of Ida Hunt of Midland. Ida passed away February 5. Services were held Monday at the Lutheran church in Midland. One of her
Our sympathy to the family of Alice (Selland) Christianson, 80, of Spencer. Funeral services were held in Sioux Falls on Saturday. Alice is the sister of Janice (Selland) and Dave Moore of Vivian and the aunt of Donna and Ron Kinsley. Both had aunts with funerals on Saturday. Norma Kinsley was Ron’s aunt. Due to the bad weather, the Moore’s and Donna were unable to go. Another niece, Janet Hurst was also unable to be there. I (Janet) haven’t seen Alice in years, but I attended school with her south of Vivian when I was in first and second grades. Alice and family were in the tornado that hit Spencer years ago, and I understand she had been battling cancer for years. Helen Louder, Lill Seamans, Shirley Vik and Velma Scott listened to the first and second graders read to them last Thursday, and then of course to coffee. Dorothy and Darin Louder visited Dwight last Wednesday. While Dorothy was with Dwight, Darin went over and visited his aunt Deanna Byrd. Kenny Vik of Hettinger, N.D., arrived at his parents, Ray and Shirley’s, Monday evening. They attended services for Susie on Tuesday and he returned home that evening. Wanda and Gerald Mathews were in Pierre a couple of times last week. While there, they called on Grace McKillip in the TCU. Eldon and Esther Magnuson, along with daughters, Kathie Mason, Shelley Boehmer, Lori Owens, Terri Pelle and Jim Nickleson attended funeral services for Susie last week. Vicki Hagemann of Yankton, Brian Louder of Rapid City and Casey Miller arrived at Nelva and Janet’s on Monday. All attended the evening service for Susie. After, they went to a local cafe for supper. Tuesday, the group attended the funeral service and burial. The class of ‘74 of Bob and Susie’s were well represented. Vicki, Neal Christian, Ron Lebeda, Sharlene Rada (there with her sister Kathy Witte), Ken Vik, Linda Whitney and Les Horsley and wife Cathy, all attended. These are the ones I saw, if there were others there, let me know. Nelva and Janet Louder had coffee and cake with Ray and Janice Pike on Wednesday. A benefit was held last Wednesday evening at the Pizza Ranch in
Ft. Pierre for Sharlene (Lebeda) and Butch Rada. Sharlene has cancer and is having treatment in Tulsa, Okla. She was there once and is there again this week. Some that attended were: Rosa Lee Styles; David Styles; Larry and Jenette Styles of Hill City; Margie Boyle; David and Lill Seamans; Ray and Janice Pike; Bob Rankin; Ron and Holly Lebeda; Penny Dowling and Linda Vevig; Mike and LyRanda Fuoss and Lori Nemec; plus several more from the Jones County area. You will have to look on Facebook to see who was there. There was a very good turnout and we wish her well. Lila Mae Christian and Janet Louder had a visit over coffee and cookies at Margaret Rankin’s on Friday afternoon. A non-Super Bowl party was held Super Bowl Sunday at David and Lill Seamans’s. Chet and Teresa Hamer of Kennebec were there for dinner and supper with lots of games, cards, etc., played in between. I’m guessing there was lots of snacking, too. Linda Vevig and mom Phyllis Fravel, Martha and Jordan Steward of Mission Ridge took in the documentary of Scotty Philips, “The Man That Saved The Buffalo,” held at the state theater in Pierre on Saturday. Linda reports a full house and it was very good. Another showing took place after the one they were at. Shelley Boehmer arrived and spent the night Friday at Eldon and Esther Magnusons. Kathie Mason joined the group on Saturday. Shelley returned home in the afternoon. Ernie Kessler joined the group for supper that evening. The fog hit on Saturday and that evening the snow came and of course the wind came up. Church services were cancelled on Sunday. I don’t know about anyone else, but I stayed in the house where it was warm. Monday, the sun is out and the wind went down. Guys are out with tractors and scoops. Interstate 90 was closed from Wall to Sioux Falls. No school and no ball games on Monday. Happy 56th anniversary to former Draperites Roger and Melva Vik on Valentine’s Day. Ray and Janice Pike took in the elementary boys ball game in Philip on Thursday. After, they enjoyed having supper with Michael and Marcia West and Donna Newman.
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South Dakota State University to host larger Health Professions Career Camp
This summer, medically-minded high school students will have the opportunity to preview their potential futures in health care during South Dakota State UniHealth Professions versity’s Career Camp. The camp, held July 16-19, 2013, is sponsored by Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center and is hosted by SDSU. Students who are entering their junior or senior year of high school next fall are invited to attend and cultivate their interest in health care. The wide-ranging activities, including hands-on lab experiences in human anatomy, pharmacy, nursing, exercise science, nutritional sciences and DNA fingerprinting, as well as visits to local health care facilities, will allow students to explore and discover new facets of medical fields they may not have experienced previously. Campers will have the opportunity to work with SDSU faculty throughout their experience. The camp is also an opportunity for students to familiarize themselves with SDSU’s campus and programs. The tentative schedule allows for a trip to the campus Wellness Center, a student panel and a campus tour. “It’s about getting students who are in the medical career exploration phase into a college classroom setting, into health care facilities and time with health care practitioners,” said Greg Heiberger, camp coordinator. “The breadth and depth of this experience for students is remarkable.” Since its inception, Health Professions Career Camp has been open to no more than 25 students. The small group gave the young people more opportunities for oneon-one time with faculty but also limited the number of interested students who could actually attend. This summer, however, the camp will accept 50 participants. This larger number will be divided into two groups during the camp in order to preserve the personal aspect of the experience. The cost of the camp, including food, lodging and all other expenses is $100, due by April 15. Financial assistance is available to those in need. For more information on the Health Professions Career Camp, visit http://www.sdstate. edu/nurs/outreach/health-camp/ index.cfm or contact Heiberger at 605-688-4294 or greg.heiberger@ sdstate.edu.
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Seizing the Hope Set Before Us by Pastor Rick Hazen ... Heb 6:18 United Methodist Church
“What then are we to say? Should we continue in sin in order that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin go on living in it? Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.” (Romans 6:1-4) There’s an old saying that goes: “You can’t teach an old dog, new tricks.” Whoever said or wrote that was totally wrong — or wasn’t a Christian. If you are a Christian, a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ, then expect new things to happen in your life and expect some changes. God sent His Son Jesus Christ to shake up the status quo of this world and turn it upside down. As I tell folks, “Jesus Christ came to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.” We are a quite comfortable lot who need to have Jesus Christ afflict us and make us into the people God wants us to be. The Christian author Max Lucado writes: “God loves us just the way we are, but He doesn’t want us to stay that way. God wants us to be just like Jesus.” So, that is what we are striving to do in this life before we go on to eternity — be made in the image of Jesus Christ. The Bible tells us “For God so loved the world that He gave His Only Son…” (John 3:16). Paul writes in Philippians 2:7-8 about the “emptying of Christ” for our sakes and what He sacrificed for us: “…but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness. And being found in human form, he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death — even death on a cross.” He did this so that we who are “baptized into Christ Jesus, might walk in newness of life.” We die to our “old dog” ways and gladly accept Murdo and Draper and follow in the newness that is Christ Jesus. And, by doing so, we learn what it means to “give something up,” to “make the sacrifice for Christ’s sake,” to make us better people, who are one in Christ Jesus. Let’s reflect for a moment. As true followers of Jesus Christ, what might we “sacrifice” in our lives for his sake to show that we are truly committed to Him? Let’s think about this… Hmmmm! What could we give up — sacrifice— for Lent? •Give up TV, cell-phone and computer time for some “Godtime.” •Give up junk food for healthy food. •Give up eating one meal every day and drink water and healthy liquids instead or “fast” one day a week (check with your doctor first). •Give up that after work drink, and instead spend quality time with your family. •Give up driving short distances and walk instead. Walking is good exercise. •Give up any and all forms of gambling — it’s bad stewardship of what God has entrusted to our care. •Give up “sleeping-in” on Sunday morning and go to church and worship God. Giving up something like “Brussels sprouts” for Lent,especially if you don’t like or don’t eat “Brussels sprouts” anyway, really isn’t making much of a sacrifice. Be creative and give up something, not ‘til it hurts, rather “give-up” something ‘til it helps. Perhaps you will get closer to God. The “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” philosophy is just an excuse for not wanting God to change you into a new person for His plan, His purpose. “He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” (Micah 6:8)
Country-of Origin Labeling (COOL) provides valuable information about the origin of the food we purchase for our families. I am glad that Senator Johnson and Senator Thune, along with 29 United States Senators, signed onto a bipartisan letter to USDA and the US Trade Representative to keep COOL requirements in place. Because Congress passed COOL, we now have a legal right to know the origin of our food. This makes good, common sense. Unfortunately, the World Trade Organization (WTO) is trying to force the United States to weaken our COOL law. Thanks to Senator Johnson and Senator Thune for reaching across the aisle to defend COOL against the WTO's attack. /s/ Kenny Fox PO Box 37 Belvidere, SD 57521 605-344-2516
Letter to the Editor
The Sheriff ’s report is printed as received by Jones County Sheriff ’s Office. It may or may not contain every call received by the department. Sheriff and Deputy calls: Jan. 25 Sheriff Weber responded to I90, westbound, mm203 to a report of a vehicle that had run out of gas. Gas was delivered to vehicle. Sheriff Weber responded to I90, mm180, to a report of a wounded deer in the median. The deer was put down. Sheriff Weber responded to US Hwy 83, northbound, mm56, to a report of a semi that had a blown motor and was blocking traffic. The semi was towed to Murdo. Jan. 26 Sheriff Weber responded to Murdo to a report of a suspicious vehicle and subjects walking around town. The subjects were located and were found to be weight lifters from Rapid City, and their driver had became tired and was resting. There was no foul play. Jan. 27 Sheriff Weber arrested a subject in Murdo on a parole violation and transported subject to the Hughes Co. Jail in Pierre. Jan. 30 Sheriff Weber responded to I90, eastbound, mm 195, to a report of debris laying in the roadway. The debris was located and removed. Sheriff Weber responded to I90, eastbound, mm206 to a report of a semi that was broke down. The driver had help on the way, and was later fixed and drove away. Jan. 31 Sheriff Weber responded to I90, eastbound, mm180, to a report of an erratic driver. The vehicle was located and appeared to be driving fine. Sheriff Weber responded to I90, eastbound, mm183, to the
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report of a broke down vehicle. The driver had been coming from Rapid City. Problem was fixed and vehicle drove away. Feb. 1 Deputy Sylva responded to I-90, westbound, mm220, to the report of a speeding vehicle. Vehicle was not located. Deputy Sylva responded to help resolve a family dispute in Murdo. Feb. 2 Deputy Sylva responded to a machine shed fire southeast of Draper on Dean Volmer's place. The shed and contents were a complete loss. Draper, Murdo and Vivian Fire Departments responded to the fire. Feb. 3 Deputy Sylva responded to an alarm at the WR Lyman/Jones building in Murdo. It was found to be a generator alarm. Unknown reason why the alarm went off. Deputy Sylva responded to the report of possibly someone banging on a garage door at a residence in Murdo. No one was found in the area. Feb. 4 Sheriff Weber investigated the theft of items stolen from property on the east side of Murdo. No suspects at this time. Feb. 6 Deputy Sylva assisted the JC Amb. with a medical call in Murdo.
The Office of Academic Affairs at Black Hills State University has released the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester. A total of 737 students maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or above while taking at least 12 credit hours to be named to the list this semester. Erica Uhlir, Murdo, is included in those students who have been awarded dean’s list honors for BHSU. Erica is the daughter of Chris and Beth Feddersen.
Black Hills State University
Eva would love to see you
The Family of would like to invite you to a birthday party for the celebration of a 99th birthday. The party will be held at the Busted Nut in Draper on Saturday, February 23, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Eva Louder
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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.
Two minutes with the bible
The Spirit of Holiness by Pastor Ricky Kurth
“… Jesus Christ… was… declared to be the Son of God… according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead” (Rom. 1:3,4). What does it mean that the Lord’s resurrection declared Him to be the Son of God according to the spirit of holiness? Well, have you ever heard it said that there is a difference between the letter of the law and the spirit of the law? When you drive 66 m.p.h. in a 65 m.p.h. zone, you are breaking the letter of the law, but you are not breaking the spirit of the law. The spirit of the law is for you to drive safely and responsibly. This is why most police officers will not ticket you for going one mile per hour over the speed limit. The letter of the law of holiness is expressed well in Proverbs 17:15: “He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the Lord.” But isn’t that what God did at the Cross, when He condemned “that Just One” (Acts 22:14) and justified wicked sinners such as ourselves? In so doing, He surely broke the letter of the law of holiness. Or did He? For those who would argue that God was not acting in accord with the law of holiness, we would reply that when God the Father took your sins and placed them on the Lord Jesus Christ at Calvary, He justly condemned the One who was made wicked (II Cor. 5:21). Then when you believed the gospel, God took His righteousness and put it on you, enabling Him to justify the ones who were made the very righteousness of God in Christ (II Cor. 5:21). The resurrection of Christ then proved that this was also done in perfect accord with the spirit of holiness, for Christ’s sacrifice surely satisfied the just demands of God’s righteousness. If you haven’t yet trusted Christ as your Savior, however, God has not yet given you the righteousness that is available only in Christ. Speaking of the Lord Jesus, the Apostle Paul says, “In whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace” (Eph. 1:7). The forgiveness of sins purchased by Christ’s blood is only available in Him. If you are not in Christ, you are still “in trespasses and sins” (Eph. 2:1). “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved” (Acts 16:31).
Murdo United Methodist Church Pastor Rick Hazen • Corner of E. 2nd and Jefferson Ave. Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m. and Fellowship Time • Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. United Methodist Women: 1st Wednesday at 2 p.m. • ALL WELCOME! Okaton Evangelical Free Church Okaton I–90 Exit 183 • Pastor Gary McCubbin • 605–837–2233 (Kadoka) Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. (CT) • Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. (CT)
Messiah Lutheran Church 308 Cedar, Murdo, S.D. • Pastor Ray Greenseth Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. • Sunday School: 10 a.m. • Bible Study: Tuesday 7 a.m. Thursday 9:30 a.m. • Midweek: Wednesday 3:15 p.m. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Draper, S.D. • Pastor Ray Greenseth Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. • Bible Study: Wednesday 9 a.m.
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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.
Graham’s Best Western
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With an interest in studying agriculture and taking part in sports, Volmer heads for BHSU
By Ryan Kirscher Augustus (Gus) Delmer Volmer, son of Jim and Patty Volmer, has three sisters named Mary, Rachel, Lindsey and a brother named Ryan. Gus’s favorite activities consist of basketball, football, golf, Call of Duty and school. Other favorites include the color blue, eating chili and watching the movie Shawshank Redemption. Among the actors of the world, Ryan Reynolds or Gerard Butler take top honors. He loves Christmas because he gets to see his family and friends. He loves to wear Buckle or American Eagle clothing. Long walks on the beach also appeal to Gus. He experienced those on a trip to Mexico. If Gus could meet a famous person, it would be Hugh Hefner because “he’s got it all figured out,” or Michael Jordan because “he’s my idol and the best NBA player of all time.” He admires his parents the most because they have taught him everything he knows. Money is the least important thing to him because “with power and fame you earn money and you’ll be happier earning it than just having it.” The most important thing to Gus is accomplishing something because “it makes you feel good about yourself and you will get recognized.” One thing that really makes Gus angry is hypocrites. His biggest fear is losing somebody he loves. If given three wishes, Gus would choose more wishes, to be healthy and to have his dreams come true. He doesn’t regret anything and said, “You have to learn from your experiences.” He values family and friends the most. His dad taught him to learn from his mistakes. If he had three wishes they would be more wishes, being healthy and for his dream to come true. His advice to underclassman is to “not waste their time. High school is fun, so make the best of it.” His biggest achievement would be getting accepted into colleges, with Black Hills State University as his choice. He plans to take general courses, with a minor in agriculture since that is his area of interest. He will miss getting to see his friends every day and the teachers he’s known forever. His favorite memories about high school are sports. The best thing about being a senior to him is that it’s his last year and he is looking forward to college. He imagines himself in 10 years back home on the farm.
February 14, 2013 Issue 10 Jones County High School Murdo, SD 57559
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Staff: Becky Bryan, Janna Glaze, Nicki Kell, Ryan Kirscher, Emiley Nies, Paige Venard, Gus Volmer. Adviser: Margie Peters
by Becky Bryan Carmen Miller has enrolled the economics class and the advanced computer class in the annual Stock Market Game and invited four mentors from the community to guide the students through the challenging choices. Students are not only competing with each other locally but also on the national level. As one student commented, "We want to win the national!" The economics class is split into four teams. Jeff Birkeland will assist Allison Green, Carol Drayer, Rachel Buxcel and Jessie Harrison; Ken Miller will guide Madi Mathews, Cody Hight, Kalli Hespe and Cody Manke; Travis Van Dam will support Dylan Kinsley, John King and Wyatt Weber; and Terry Van Dam will help Janna Fisher, Shelby Bork and Connor Venard. Instructor Carmen Miller will aid the advanced computer class which is split into groups of boys: Wyatt Walker, Wyatt Hespe, Philip Mathews and Josh Daum; verses
Which stock will earn the big money is the question for business students
Super Bowl Sunday more than just football at the high school
Super Bowl sundaes… students enjoy sundaes after a week
goods. The council used the food drive as an incentive for the annual Super Bowl Sundaes. The object was for each class to bring at least one can per person in order to get a sundae. The classes were also in competition to see who would get sundaes first which was determined by the total number of pounds for each class. The seniors trumped the underclassmen by bringing 87 pounds of canned foods. The juniors came in second with 58 pounds, then seventh graders with 47 pounds, sophomores with 42 pounds, freshmen brought 38 pounds, and the eighth graders brought 30 pounds. Schwan’s kindly donated four buckets of vanilla ice cream for the cause, and the student council members all brought toppings such as chocolate, butterscotch, caramel and strawberry along with M&M candies, sprinkles, crushed Oreos, bananas and Cool Whip that didn’t make out of the refrigerator. Council members were pleased with the outcome of the food drive and Sundae Party.
long food drive competition sponsored by the Jones County Student Council.
Getting ready… Janna Fischer, Shelby Bork and Connor
Two audition for All-State Band
by Nicki Kell After intense practice and hard work to reach final auditions, Senior Becky Bryan and Freshman Tristan Grablander auditioned for All State Band in Pierre on January 11. The students had to prepare a solo prior to the audition and perform it before a judge. Along with a solo, they were tested over musical terms, scales, and sight reading. Bryan said, “It was easy with 40 questions,” referring to the musical terms portion of the audition. After playing his solo on his alto saxophone, Grablander said, “I did really well on it.” Bryan, however, was required to perform two solos that she practiced with a limited amount of time due to her busy schedule. Bryan played the xylophone and snare to complete her solos. When questioned about the
girls: Becky Bryan, Nicki Kell, Janna Glaze and Paige Venard. The groups are still researching what to invest in because the game officially starts Monday, February 11. Popular companies are McDon-
Venard research various stocks with the help of local businessman Terry Van Dan as they prepare to make choices on Monday in the Stock Market Game. alds and Apple. Dylan Kinsley said, “The stock market game is really fun and competitive. After playing this, I could definitely see myself investing in stocks when I’m older.”
Weighin in… Sponsor Jane Daum views the process as Josh Daum, Wyatt Hespe, Wyatt Walker and Philip Mathews weigh canned food after the food drive.
Coyotes head for end of season play with Parents' Night, on-the-road games
by Gus Volmer The Coyotes had a break between the Invitational tournament and their next game with the Lyman Raiders on January 22 when they also honored their parents for Parents night. In the first quarter the Coyotes weren’t ready to play and let the game be closer than it should have been. Second quarter the Coyotes played a little better and got the lead to about double digits. The second half was much better for the Coyotes because they started it strong and got the lead up to 15.. The fourth quarter was the same for the Coyotes they had many defensive stops and good scores on the other end. The Coyotes beat the Raiders 55-30. Jones County went to Kadoka on January 24 and played a good one. The Coyotes started extremely slow and let the Kougars stick with them until the second quarter. The second quarter was much better for the Coyotes they had a few defensive stops and good scores on the offensive side of the ball and were ahead of the Kougars to end the first half. The second half was excellent as the Coyotes went on a scoring tear and punished the Kougars and kept adding on to their lead and beat the Cougars 76-36. Next the team played in Dupree. Dupree was ranked 5th in the state so it was tough one for the Coyotes. The Coyotes started out slow and let the Tigers get an early lead in the first quarter. The Second quarter was a little better for the Coyotes and they got the Tigers lead to 11 off an and-one three pointer. The second half faired better for the Coyotes as they could get to within 5 points of the Tigers but could never get the
by Paige Venard Jones County Student Council sponsored a canned food drive. Throughout the week, students brought in 300 pounds of canned
Will You Be My Valentine, even in Afghanistan?
After her niece was deployed from El Paso, Texas, second grade teacher, Teresa Palmer, encouraged the other teachers and their students to join her class to make Valentines she could send to the soldiers. She later received an e-mail from her niece, Jenna, who is now deployed in Afghanistan as a physician’s assistant, saying that there were no toilets that flush, showers could be taken only every four days, no personal computer access, Internet only on a few computers, along with microwavable meals or cereal for lunch. She compares it to “basically camping for the next 8 months.” Jenna also mentioned in another recent e-mail that the generators keep failing to operate and the showers went from being every four days to more like every six days. Without a running generator there was no heat and by morning, the bottled waters were frozen for the oncoming day. As a way of saying thank you for serving our country, Palmer said, “We are hoping to brighten their Valentine’s Day with some cards and candy.”
judges selected for their solo performances, Grablander said, “I’ve met him before; he’s very nice, helpful, and encouraging.” Bryan on the other hand said, “I had a judge from Kentucky who was very strict and impatient. He would lean back and sigh in his
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chair every time I messed up.” They will find out their results in March as to whether they will be participating or not. Bryan’s most memorable moment was “Seeing people I knew and knowing that they thought they did badly too made me feel better.” All in all, the two musicians had a good, but long day and when asked if he would do it again, Grablander said, “Yes! I will keep trying each year for as long as I am in high-school.”
Tristan Grablander
Kindergartners rejoice when missing friend returns with special gifts
by Paige Venard Deb Venard’s kindergarten class lost their Gingerbread Girl when she escaped from their class room back in December. The class was frantic about their GBG being out in the big world by herself, so they put up “missing” posters and told everyone to let the class know if they spotted her and to let them know what she was up to. The class received post cards and letters from all around Murdo, Draper and White River. Some cards came from the relatives of the students from New Mexico, Hawaii and California. In their letters they found out some of the activities the GBG did during her journey. They also received packages with things the GBG found along her way; she sent gingerbread cookies, a new class teddy bear, a book and many gingerbread related things. Friday December 8, the kindergartners got a call and were told they would have a surprise coming to their class room at 10:15. Don Heib came into the room with a box. The kindergartners had no idea what was going on. They thought Mrs. Venard’s dad was
lead. In the fourth quarter it was a 2- point game at one point but the Tigers went into a stall offense and scored a few easy points. The Coyotes lost to the Tigers 73-82. At the Highmore classic JC took on the Lower Brule Sioux. Jones County had them out matched but couldn’t stop the Sioux’s big guy down low; he managed to score all of their first half points. The second half was a stronger half for the Coyotes when they outscored the Sioux. JC held the Sioux’s post player to fewer point in that half but let the other players score from beyond the arc. The Coyotes pulled ahead and won the game by 12, 60-48.
January Students of the Month Sponsored by Jones County PTO
Great Design… Mallory
by Nicki Kell Valentine’s Day is a special day to many around the world, but what if you couldn’t spend Valentine’s Day with your loved one? The first through fifth graders have been busy making Valentines for the troops in Afghanistan. Valburg shows the Valentine that was made to encourage the troops.
Melissa Montoya 12th
Travis Grablander 11th
Wyatt Weber 10th
Jacob Arendt 9th
THANK YOU to all the generous people not only in Jones but from other parts of the country who have donated and now paid for the new popcorn machine. The machine has been ordered and Steph was told that it would take 6-8 weeks to arrive. Your response was overwhelming and the Booster Club members say thanks for the support. I would like to list all who have donated, but I'm not sure of who that is, so the blanket thanks will have to suffice at the moment. Just an aside: Since we ordered the new machine, the old one made it all the way through the Invitational Tournament with no glitches and has only malfunctioned three times since the tournament. If machines had feelings, one could believe it is feeling threatened by replacement. --Margie Peters
Haley Booth 8th
Kennedy Nebel 7th
coming to visit them, but he was not Mrs. Venard’s dad, just a friend. Heib sat down and told the Kindergartners a story. He was out ice fishing late one night when he noticed the Gingerbread girl coming up to him. She asked him if he would take her home, her journey was over, and she wanted to do something special for the kindergartners. They came up with a plan of making the kids a new shirt with a picture of her on them. Heib kindly made each student a shirt and brought them in his big box when he came to the classroom. When he opened his box, the kids shouted with glee that their friend was finally home. They put on their shirts and took a picture with “Grandpa Don.” Afterwards they thanked him and little did the kids know they had one more surprise awaiting them. The Gingerbread Girl brought back a friend for next year’s kindergarten class. The kindergartners and teacher Deb Venard would like to thank everyone who wrote a letter to their class about where their friend has been. They are so happy to have her back.
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Ida Hunt William Lee
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Ida Gertrude Hunt, age 90, of Midland, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2013, ath the Philip Nursing Home. Ida Gertrude Fosheim was the youngest child born to Thor and Gjertina Fosheim on the farm near the Deep Creek Church in Haakon County, South Dakota. Anna “Grandma” Nesheim, a close neighbor, served as the mid-wife. Born on June 10, 1922, Ida remained at home and attended all her grade school years at the Stone Butte School. Starting school was difficult as only Norwegian was spoken at home. She was confirmed in 1936 by Rev. O.H. Olson at the Deep Creek Church. Ida was a life-long member of the Deep Creek and Midland Lutheran Churches. Ida graduated from the 8th grade, receiving top honors. She went to high school in Midland where she worked for room and board staying with the Pete Elrod’s, Rev. O.H. Olson, and her senior year with her sister Mrs. Emma Root. Ida was chosen as Carnival Queen during her junior year, and was Valedictorian of her senior class. Following graduation from high school, Ida was married to Lyle Hunt at Butte, Nebraska on September 4, 1940. To this union 10 boys and 8 girls were born. They lived in Midland until Roy was born, then moved to Philip where Lyle worked with the WPA for three months. In the spring of 1947, they purchased the A.C. Behl Hardware & Grocery business which became known as Hunt’s Hardware. Lyle sold the grocery line in 1950 and the hardware business in 1956, taking up carpenter work. Ida was the Midland News correspondent for the Pioneer Review and the Pierre Capitol Journal for the years 1967 to 2002, and also served as the Midland Lutheran Church secretary doing the newsletter and bulletins. She belonged to Rebecca Circle, New Century Club, PTA, Senior Citizens Center, and
the See & Do Club. A special highlight of Ida’s life was when she won a trip to Nashville, taking her first airplane flight. Survivors include nine sons Roy Hunt and his wife Carol of Midland, Ted Hunt and his wife Dena of Rapid City, Jerry Hunt of Midland, Keith Hunt of Midland, Terry Hunt of Watertown, Gordon Hunt and his wife Cheryl of Battle Mountain, Nevada, Jeff Hunt of Battle Mountain, Barry Hunt of Battle Mountain, and Ron Hunt of Riverside, California; eight daughters Christine Niedan of Midland, Teresa Palmer of Murdo, Peggy Johnson and her husband Roger of Pierre, Penny Schafer of Pierre, Shari Estep and her husband Pete of Austin, Texas, Janice Tolton and her husband Jim of Midland, Lisa Hackerott and her husband Brian of Smith Center, Kansas, and Michelle Meinzer and her husband Cameron of Midland; a special sister-in-law Anna Dick and her husband Martin of Rapid City; 19 grandchildren Derek (Erin) Hunt, Nicole (Ryan) Thorburn, Erik Hunt, Carrie Hunt (Ryan Raley) Tiffany (Dave) Ghering, Randi Hunt (Mike Schwartz), Marcie (Patrick) Richards, Laurie Johnson (Holland Toles), Leesa Johnson, Chad Johnson, Jordan Tolton, Jenna Tolton (Oscar Gonzales), Jamie (Sarah) Estep, Logan Estep, Evan Estep, Courtney (Cody) McFarland, Deidra Hackerott, Blake Hackerott, and Stuart Hackerott; 14 great-grandchildren Lauren Hunt, Madie, Gabby and Peyton Thorburn, Christopher Hunt, Maddie Raley, Noah, Emma and Eli Ghering, Easton Schwartz, Landon Johnson-Toles, Jessica Tolton, Keenan Gonzales, and Kylie Estep; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends. Ida was preceded in death by her husband Lyle Warren Hunt on August 17, 1986; a son Frederick Hunt on January 24, 2007; a greatgranddaughter Alexis; seven sisters Esther Schanzenbach, Anna Walker, Emma Root, Olga Meyers, Minnie Fosheim, Clara Roseth, and Till Mulcahy; one brother Pete Fosheim; two siblings in infancy, Margaret and George; and two sons-in-law Curt Niedan and Marvin Palmer. Visitation was held Sunday, February 10, at the Rush Funeral Chapel in Philip. Funeral services were held Monday, February 11, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Midland, with Pastor Frezil Westerlund officiating. Interment was at the Midland Cemetery.
William (Bill) Robert Lee, 81 years young, of Springdale, Arkansas, succumbed to heart failure at the VA Medical Center’s Palliative Care facility in Fayetteville, Arkansas at 6:55 p.m. on February 5, 2013. A celebration of life service was held at the American Legion Hall in Philip, South Dakota on Saturday, February 9, 2013. Pastor Dallas McKinley officiated. Burial followed, with full military honors, at the Masonic Cemetery in Philip, S.D. Visitation was held on Friday, February 8 at the Rush Funeral Chapel. Memorials may be made to Shiloh Full Gospel Church, 14847 East Highway 264, in Lowell, Arkansas 72745 where Bill and his wife have been members for many years. His online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome.com Bill was born in Midland, South Dakota to William and Electa Pearl (Johnson) Lee on May 5, 1931 and raised on his Dad's homestead ranch, Golden Willow Ranch, north of Ottumwa, S.D. Bill was educated at the Mattison County School where he graduated the 8th grade. Bill finished his schooling by GED while in the military. Before joining the Army, Bill was the 4H leader for the Prairie Rangers and served with Helen Heeb and Walt Sandal. He won the Congress Award and was given a trip to Chicago. Bill was all prepared to enter the service of the Army and actually postponed it so he could make that trip! It was during a 4H camp trip that he first met Connie Carr, who was only about 11 yrs old at the time, and it was not love at first sight. Bill was Camp King that year and since he was 17 yrs old there was no romance in the air for the two of them. But “meant to be” has a way of making things happen. Bill joined the Army in January 1953 and was stationed at Camp Roberts in Petaluma, Calif. He served during the Korean War. He was a sharpshooter with the M1 rifle and was a squad leader for a medic unit. Bill was a member of a top secret team in the ASA (Army Security Agency). Unbeknownst to his family, Bill was out of the country many times, behind enemy lines,
helping to get wounded soldiers to safety. He was honorably discharged in June 1959. It was after Bill returned home from the service that he and Connie met again and the sparks quickly flew. They were married August 6, 1960 in Philip, S.D. at the Methodist Church. A blessed couple, they had a full life in their loving marriage of 52 years. They had three children together. Bill loved to go on family hunting and fishing trips. Many times, at the beginning of the hunting season, he would let his kids follow him as he was "tracking a deer". Now, any hunter knows the deer wouldn't be caught within hearing distance of three kids. Bill would take them "carefully" and "quietly", walking through the creek beds or wherever they happened to be. Bill is remembered as a strong, yet compassionate man. He loved to work with his hands and loved remodeling houses. Most of their homes while growing up had some part of the house in a remodeling project. Many times Connie wondered if she would ever be rid of all the sawdust. Bill loved rock hunting. Many a vacation was spent out in the middle of nowhere looking for agates, geodes, and whatever rock could be polished. He had a tumbler which he used to get them polished, but somehow he never got around to making the jewelry he intended to create. There was always a box of "beautifully polished" rocks somewhere in the garage or his shop, waiting to be turned into a treasure. But the real treasure was Bill. Bill had a love for gardening, especially flowers. In the spring, people would slowly drive past wherever they lived to admire his flowers. He battled many a pesky gopher, even naming a few, all the while trying to find ways to prevent them from destroying his beautifying projects. Bill loved woodworking and building things with his hands. He could be found in his shop working with his jigsaw building something, and all his kids have jigsaw puzzles that he created for them as Christmas gifts one year. Bill had a gentle spirit, filled with love and he was loved mightily in response by all who knew him. He also loved to play cards. He and Connie found some wonderful neighbors who also loved to play cards. They spent many evenings playing Joker, Whist, Pinochle and a number of other card games. And just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be any more to Bill Lee – husband, father, brother, son, patriot, woodworker, amateur horticulturist, hunter, fisherman, and loyal friend to many – not done yet! Bill was an IFR-rated pilot who owned two planes – a Piper Cub and a Cessna Sky Master. And, of course, he taught his boys to fly. His son, Todd, recalls a very important lesson. It seems Todd was having a bit of trouble picking up the details his dad was trying to give him. Finally, Bill said to his son “Let’s
start simple. When you push this forward, the cows get bigger. When you pull it back, the cows get smaller.” Well, that made it all come together for Todd and, once again, Dad was King. Even though that’s a pretty fulfilling life, Bill kept busy with work and his affiliations as well! He and his nephew, Walter “Junior” Van Tassel, became partners on the Golden Willow Ranch and raised their families together. In 1963 Golden Willow Seeds was started, so along with the ranch that raised registered Black Angus cattle and farming, the seed business included certified seeds and custom grain cleaning. Bill was as passionate about his work as he was about his family. He used Conklin products in his farming activities on the ranch. He was sold on the products so he started selling them to his friends and neighbors. Driven to succeed at anything he did, Bill ultimately became Conklin’s “Salesperson of the Year” with the Company’s first $50,000 month from one person! He was one of the first of eight Area Managers for Conklin. There was a “tough” side to Bill and it was reflected in his involvement with his community. You can’t be in demand to participate on numerous Boards without having a gift for knowing when to take a stand. Bill served on the South Dakota State Board of Agriculture where he developed industry and educational relationships through numerous board meetings at South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD. He served with SDSU President Briggs on the Board of Directors for the SDCIA (South Dakota Crop Improvement Association), the Board of Directors for Certified Seeds, and the Board of Directors for the Prairie Village in Madison, SD. In 1973, Bill was awarded the South Dakota Farmstead Beautification Award from the Haakon County Conservation District. He was a lifetime member of Granite Threshing Bee in Granite, Iowa. Additionally, he was a past Master of the Masonic Lodge in Midland, and was a 32nd Degree Shriner. Bill was a busy man! Declining health, caused by exposure to chemicals in the seed cleaning dust, forced Bill and Walter to dissolve their partnership in 1970. Bill and Connie then purchased the Bernard Armstrong Ranch north of Midland, S.D. In 1974 they decided to move the family to the Rapid City area to be closer to the health care Bill needed. It wasn't long before they decided the doctors in Sioux Falls were better and they moved to the Eastern side of S.D. Bill became disabled in 1989 when a drunk driver hit his semitruck, sending his rig over the side of the mountain near the Tenn./N.C. border. This added more health issues to Bill’s already difficult condition and, in 2008, Bill and Connie decided to retire. A move to Arkansas where they could be near
the Ozark Mountains they loved and be in a warmer climate was an easy decision to make. This also put them closer to Branson, Missouri where they loved to visit many of the music places. The driving force behind Bill’s ability to overcome all adversity and come out on top was that he dearly loved his family. When the grandchildren started arriving, Bill loved sharing the things he had passion for and passing along his knowledge in such a wide array of topics. He looked forward to sharing with each new generation as the great-grandchildren started arriving. He was proud of the accomplishments of his children, grandchildren, and greatgrandchildren. One of his granddaughters shared with Grandma recently that “Grandpa was always so strong and could fix anything.” Everyone agreed. He collected antique tractors and was a big International Harvester fan. Connie was indulgent about Bill’s love for all things “tractor” and Bill was able to add another thing to his long list of passions. Not long ago, Bill ran into another Korean War Vet. They got to talking and discovered they had been on some of the same missions together. They were able to reminisce about the daring helicopter pilot who was able to fly them in and out of some pretty rough experiences as they helped injured soldiers. Bill was so very proud to have served his country. He was proud to be an American – through and through. He was proud to serve his country. When he was given his Korean War Veteran cap a couple of years ago, he proudly wore it everywhere he went as a reminder of the country he loved. Bill is survived by his wife of 52 years, Connie (Carr) Lee, daughter Sandra (Jack) Nantais of Centerville, S.D.; son Mike Lee of Fairview, Mont.; son Todd (Tammy) Lee of Apple Valley, Minn.; sister Fern Konst of Philip, S.D.; brother-in-law Jim (Deanna) Carr of Pueblo, Colo.; eight grandchildren - Dan (Kenzi) Lee, Ashley Osterkamp, Nick Lee, Veronica (Robert) Knockenmus, Alisha Lee, Hannah Lee, Elliott Lee, and Katie Lee; three stepgrandchildren - Adam (Sarah) Nantais, Erica Nantais, and Joel (Holly) Nantais; three great-grandchildren - Paige Knockenmus, Robert Michael Knockenmus, and Landon Michael Lee; multiple nieces and nephews, and a host of relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents William and Electa Pearl (Johnson) Lee; half-sisters Ruth (Caster) Blumenthal and Edna (Caster) Jones; half-brother Grover Caster; baby grandson Eric Lee; infant nephew Richard Konst; nephew Walter “Junior” Van Tassel; niece Esther (Konst) Burns. Bill always gave more than expected, and he will proudly serve God in Heaven. But his family is left with the memories of a soft, gentle, compassionate man who loved them all. He will be greatly missed.
Lookin’ Around
• Syd Iwan •
I think my electronic indoor/outdoor thermometer is dyslexic. That’s one explanation, anyway, for it reading 82 degrees as the high temperature the other day. It had been a warmish day for February and did get up to 52, but 82 in early February in South Dakota is so improbable that it would have made the national news had it actually happened. When I went to record the high for the day in my diary as I usually do, I glanced at that reading and then looked back to make sure I was actually seeing what I thought I was. My vision was okay which elicited the response, “I don’t think so. Most unlikely!” All I could figure was that, when it was 28 degrees around sunrise, the weather-station contraption had read it and, in a fit of dyslexia, flipped it around to 82. Either that or the batteries need to be changed. In any event, I recorded 52 as the day’s high and not 82. A lot of information comes our way these days that is highly suspicious as to accuracy. We’ve just been through an election where so much rubbish was tossed around that a person might be inclined to tune out the whole mess. Fairly normal, well-intentioned candidates were depicted as complete fools with the morals of alley cats and no redeeming value whatsoever. I didn’t agree with the views of all the candidates to be sure, but it irritated me a lot when they were unfairly depicted as the dregs of the earth. Dirt was flung right and left. “Stick to the facts,” was what I wanted to advise. The same advice should apply to the Internet as well. It gives false information the opportunity to circle the globe in seconds and be accepted by many as gospel. Every year, for instance, we get an article about the guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The article tries to depict those guards as absolute saints. It states that, once a person becomes one of these elite sentries, he must never in his whole life swear or drink alcohol. Wife Corinne worked at the Pentagon when she was in the Army and knew some of these guys. They were dedicated fellows, but they weren’t saints. It’s ridiculous to even consider that as a possibility. I might add that the article that makes the rounds does have accurate parts when it describes how the patrol of the tomb is carried out and what various rituals mean. Other parts, however, are complete foolishness. Most years as well, we get an announcement that the planet Mars is so close to earth in its orbit that it will soon look as big as the moon. That will never happen. It will never even appear as bright as Venus, much less the moon. This silliness started way back after someone said that Mars would look as big as the moon when viewed through a telescope at a certain magnification. The telescope part was unfortunately overlooked by those wanting to pass on exciting new information. What’s more, Mars was only extraordinarily close to earth that one time several years ago, but the same silly article has been resurrected and sent again in following years after Mars had regressed and was not going to be especially close or large anytime soon. As you know, some obituaries could almost be thought of as fairy tales when they apply to people you know. They often depict someone as a completely wonderful person when they were dishonest, undisciplined, chronically drunk, or just generally hard to deal with. I’ve read obituaries of people I’ve known and thought, “Who are they talking about? It certainly isn’t the person by that name that I know.” Religion is another place where errors can abound. It is usually accomplished by people trying to make the Bible say what they want it to say instead of what it actually says as taken in context. They might also want to make God out to be how they think he should be instead of how he is. This leads to all manner of trouble, confusion and outright error. I try to counter this by reading the Bible through completely every year as I have now done for forty years or more. It doesn’t mean I can catch every wrong thought that people throw out, but I can discard a lot of them. It is rather the norm for people to want to tell interesting or exciting facts. That’s a given. As a result, it’s our job to consider what we hear and only accept information as truth when the facts have been checked as much as possible. Gullibility is not a virtue. As a result, when I go to record the high temperature for today in my diary, I might look at what the thermometer says it was, but I won’t necessarily accept it as gospel without comparing it to my experience of the day. Verifying is the sensible thing to do concerning any information that comes our way. We should probably try to keep that in mind.
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Jones County School District #37-3 The Jones County School District has the following position open for the current 2012-2013 school year: Track Coach Send letter of application or resume to Jones County School District Attn: Larry Ball, PO Box 109, Murdo, SD 57559 or call 605-669-2258 for more information. Position open until filled. Published February 7 & 14, 2013, at the total approximate cost of $12.35. plies, $46.98; Murdo Coyote, publications, $146.10; Murdo Family Foods, supplies, $16.98; Chris Nix, snow removal, $50.00; Noble Ink & Toner, ink supplies, $308.92; Office Products, supplies, $255.41; Postmaster, postage stamps, $152.00; Rural Health Care, subsidy, $600.00; South Dakota Sheriff’s Association, 2013 dues, $380.18; State Radio Communications, teletype rental, $2,250.00; US Postal Service, stamped envelopes, $288.80; Terri Volmer, Marshall Swift manual reimbursement, $614.20; Carrie Weller, Jones County’s share of January expenses, $187.73; Winner Police Department, prisoner care and transport, $206.73. ROAD & BRIDGE: AT&T, cell phone bill, $132.31; City of Murdo, water bill, $16.12; Corky’s Auto Supply, supplies, $1.22; Farmer’s Union Oil Company, propane, tire change $312.00; Golden West Telecommunications, phone bill, $33.24; Hullinger Brothers – Murdo Amoco, gas, $71.98; Inland Truck Parts, parts, $257.50; McLeod’s Printing & Office Supply, township pads, $232.72; Moore Building Center, supplies, $1.89; Murdo Family Foods, supplies, $12.58; Ronnie Lebeda, labor, $1,879.28; Chester McKenzie, labor, $1,143.69; Levi Newsam, labor, $1,982.88. BRIDGE RESERVE: SD Department of Transportation, Jones County’s share of bridge inspections, $265.50. CARE OF THE POOR: Cheryl Iversen, WIC Secretary, $84.44; Todd A. Love, court appointed attorney, $244.97. 911 FUND: City of Pierre, 1st quarter dispatch, $2,444.29; Centurylink, monthly charge, $84.16, Western Communications, mobile radio, installation, $985.00. EMERGENCY & DISASTER SERVICES: Angie Kinsley, Emergency Manager, $161.04; Jones County Schools, Homeland Security grant intercom reimbursement, $9,914.03; Western Communications, radios and reprogramming, $4,529.25. SALARY & MILEAGE: Monte Anker, $387.87, mileage, $8.88; Helen Louder, $364.20, mileage, $38.85; Steve Iwan, $387.87. FEES COLLECTED FOR THE COUNTY: Clerk of Courts, $129.37; Register of Deeds, $1,361.50; Sheriff, $25.00. Auditor’s account with the treasurer is as follows: Cash, $500.00; Checking & Savings, $787,181.98; CDs, $1,294,791.65; TOTALING: $2,082,473.63. Terri Volmer’s building permit report for January- 0. It was moved by Anker and seconded by Louder to approve and for the chairman to sign a juvenile jail contract with Hughes County for 2013. It was moved by Louder and seconded by Iwan to surplus the following items, all to be valued at $0.00 and to be disposed of: Item #164-42 Hon chair (Road dept.); #164-43 United chair (Road dept.); #164-93 HP printer (Extension). Road Superintendent Royer met briefly with the Board to ask if there were any questions. Sheriff Weber met with the Board to discuss a salary increase for Deputy Rich Sylva and vehicle quotes from state bids. Angie Kinsley, 4-H Specialist/Emergency Manager, met with the Board to discuss items that used to be handled by SDSU Extension, such as pesticide testing, livestock improvement, etc. It was moved and carried to adjourn. Monte Anker, Chairman Helen Louder, Member Steve Iwan, Member ATTEST: John Brunskill, County Auditor Published February 14, 2013, at the total approximate cost of $55.56. visors having considered said matter and being fully advised in the premises and considering it advisable to do so; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, AND IT IS HEREBY ORDERED: That existing public right-of-way which includes the statutory right of way and any right of way acquired by Deed (s) lying on the section line highway between Sections 13 & 24, between Sections 14 & 23, between Sections 23 & 26, and between Sections 4 & 5 , Township 2S, Range 27E, Jones County, South Dakota; said road being approximately 66 feet in width and approximately one (1) mile each in length; Be and the same is hereby declared to be vacated; and further that a copy of this Resolution and Order be spread in the minutes of the Okaton Township Board; IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that said Resolution shall be published in the official/legal newspaper of the respective township once each week for two (2) consecutive weeks; and that after such publication, such highway shall be, after a lapse of thirty (30) days after the last publication thereof, vacated without further proceedings unless appealed as provided by law; and that the Clerk herein is further ordered and directed to cause to be recorded a true and correct copy of this Resolution and Order in the office of the Register of Deeds in and for Jones County, South Dakota; The Motion was made by Supervisor Roghair and was seconded by Supervisor Daum and upon roll call, the vote was as follows: Supervisors: Chairman Bill Wyly -- Yes; Henry Roghair -- Yes; Ken Daum – Yes. 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• David Klingberg •
The last day to purchase NAP insurance for 2013 is March 15. Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) provides financial assistance to producers of non-insurable crops when low yields, loss of inventory, or prevented planting occurs due to natural disasters. To be eligible for NAP assistance, crops must be non-insurable crops and agricultural commodities for which the catastrophic risk protection level of crop insurance is not available. FARM SERVICE AGENCY ANNOUNCES IMPORTANT PROGRAM UPDATES 2013 NAP SALES CLOSING DATE IS MARCH 15 participants in 2013 may choose to enroll in either DCP or ACRE for the 2013 crop year. This means that eligible producers who were enrolled in ACRE in 2012 may elect to enroll in DCP in 2013 or may re-enroll in ACRE in 2013 (and vice versa). FSA will provide producers with information on program requirements, updates and signups as the information becomes available. UNAUTHORIZED DISPOSITION OF LOANED GRAIN
Proceedings of the Jones County Commissioners
Regular Meeting February 5, 2013 The Board of Commissioners met for a regular meeting with Monte Anker, Helen Louder and Steve Iwan present. Chairman Anker called the meeting to order. Karlee Barnes, Murdo Coyote editor, joined the meeting. Minutes from the previous meeting were read, signed and approved by the Board. All motions are unanimous unless otherwise stated. CLAIMS APPROVED: Salaries of regular employees and officials, $12,757.95; Patti Greenseth, 4-H office help, $53.09; Travis Hendricks, Weed Board Supervisor, $138.52; Joyce Hurst, Deputy Register of Deeds, Deputy Director of Equalization, $1,795.33; Angie Kinsley, 4-H Specialist, $161.05; Richard Sylva, Jr., Deputy Sheriff, $1,178.79; Jill Venard, 4H office staff, $682.34; Kerri Venard, Deputy Auditor/Road Secretary, $1,813.43; American Family Life Assurance, cancer & intensive care insurance, $382.30; Boston Mutual Life Insurance, life insurance, $168.64; Dakotacare, group health insurance, $14,643.47; Electronic Federal Tax Payment System, social security & withholding, $7,342.57; SD Retirement, retirement, $4,201.02; AT&T Mobility, cell phone bill, $174.24; City of Murdo, water bill, $37.12; Corky’s Auto Supply, parts, $31.05; Datamaxx, software renewal, $744.00; Farmer’s Union Oil Company, gas, propane, $2,011.06; Anita Fuoss, office rent, postage, internet, $377.62; Golden West phone bill, Telecommunications, $512.13; Heartland Waste, garbage removal, $50.00; Inman’s Water Technologies, R.O. rent, $21.30; Jones County Soil Conservation District, subsidy, $7,500.00; Lar-Jos, supplies, $100.89; McLeod’s Printing & Office Supply, supplies, $34.80; Microfilm Imaging Systems, Inc., 2 month’s scanner rent, $310.00; Moore Building Center, sup-
Notice of Resolution and Order Vacating Roadway
Supervisor Roghair of Okaton Township, Jones County, South Dakota, presented the following Resolution and Order and moved for its adoption: WHEREAS, a Petition having been received asking that Okaton Township vacate border section line highways described as: That existing public right-ofway which includes the statutory right of way and any right of way acquired by Deed (s) lying on the section line highway between Sections 13 & 24, between Sections 14 & 23, between Sections 23 & 26, and between Sections 4 & 5 , Township 2S, Range 27E, Jones County, South Dakota; said road being approximately 66 feet in width and approximately one (1) mile each in length; and further said Petition being in proper form and executed by more than the required number of electors of Okaton Township; and further it having been determined that a vacation of said section line highway will better serve the public convenience; and that further this Petition having come on at a special meeting of the Board; and said Super-
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers that the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 extended the authorization of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (the 2008 Farm Bill) for many Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) commodity, disaster, and conservation programs through 2013. FSA administers these programs. The extended programs include, among others: the Direct and Counter-Cyclical Payment Program (DCP), the Average Crop Revenue Election Program (ACRE), and the Milk Income Loss Contract Program (MILC). FSA is preparing the following actions: FSA will begin sign-ups for DCP and ACRE for the 2013 crops on February 19, 2013. The DCP signup period will end on August 2, 2013; the ACRE sign-up period will end on June 3, 2013. The 2013 DCP and ACRE program provisions are unchanged from 2012, except that all eligible
If loan grain has been disposed of through feeding, selling, or any other form of disposal without prior written authorization from the county office staff, it is considered unauthorized disposition. The financial penalties for unauthorized dispositions are severe and a producers name will be placed on a loan violation list for a two-year period. Always call the office before any grain under loan is fed or sold. DATES TO REMEMBER/ DEADLINES:
February 18: Office closed for President’s Day February 19: DCP/ACRE sign-up begins March 15: 2013 NAP Sales closing date June 3: 2013 ACRE sign-up ends July 15: 2012 ACRE Production July 15: 2012 NAP Production July 15: Final 2013 Acreage reporting date August 2: DCP sign-up ends Feel free to call the office if you ever have questions on any of our programs 605-669-2404 Ext. 2.
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2013 Legislature Updates
hunting licenses, with the exception of fur-bearing animals, from $5 to $6. The additional money collected would be used for animal damage control. This week the committee also voted 9-3 to send HB 1167 to the House floor. The bill is aimed at granting livestock stakeholders a greater say in policy concerning animal loss to predators. The Policy Review Committee for Animal Damage Control would now include representation from the SD Sheep Growers, SD Cattlemen’s Association, SD Stockgrowers, SD Farmers Union, SD Farm Bureau, and SD Wildlife Federation. The committee is required to meet at least once a year. It passed the full House by a 69-1 vote and will move to a Senate committee for further action. I voted for both of these bills. Have you ever accidentally dumped medical waste into a recycling disposal facility? On a vote of 64-5 HB 1208 would make this a class 2 misdemeanor, which is a $500.00 fine and 30 days in jail. “What is South Dakota doing about expanding Medicaid?” is a question asked frequently. South Dakota’s Medicaid program now covers about 116,000 children, adults, and disabled people. This is more than 14 percent of our state’s population. The proposed expansion would add an estimated 48,000 people, mostly adults without children. The governor has opposed expansion until the potential costs become clearer. That is the answer for now. A proposal to let people charged with possessing small amounts of marijuana argue in court that they need it for medical reasons was defeated in committee by a vote of 7-6. The comments I heard about the testimony were of those torn between compassion for chronically ill people in pain and those who fear that it could lead to increased drug use. Hadley Cropsey from Presho has completed her first week as a page in the House. I welcome Hadley and appreciate her contributions. My cell number is 730-1990. Give me a call or stop at the Capitol.
Senator Larry Lucas
Greetings! Gratitude is one of the greatest gifts that each of us can share. We appreciate and are thankful for the freedoms with which we are blessed. The price for these has been and continues to be paid by our Veterans. Two House bills passed this week 70-0: HB 1067 designates POW/MIA Recognition Day the third Friday in September, and HB 1084 designates Purple Heart Recognition Day as August 7. These are both working holidays. The House Education Committee passed unanimously HB 1164, an act that promotes classrooms being incubators of technological innovation. The bill creates a fund for teachers to tap into technology. The example given was “classroom flipping,” where subject content is accessed on line outside the school day, and homework is done in the classroom with teacher assistance. The source of money would be from one-time money. It was heard on the House floor also this week and passed 60-9. I supported this bill. If you have continued to follow HB 1156, the nonresident waterfowl licenses bill, that I wrote about last week, this is the outcome. It failed on the House floor 30-38. I voted aye. Predator control continues to be a prime topic in the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee. One bill that previously passed from committee to the full House was approved 55-13 this week. HB 1123 would increase the surcharge on certain
We debated SB 161, the equine dentistry bill, on the Senate Floor. I ended up voting against the Bill as I believe allowing lay individuals to do the "floating" on horses's teeth will take away business from our South Dakota veterinarians and possible cause them leave the state. The cost for an education to be a veterinarian runs up to $250,000, of which the state of South Dakota pays $100,000. The state payment is conditioned on the return to South Dakota to provide professional veterinarian services. We do have a two-year large animal assistant program offered at Lake Area Technical School. Large animal assistants work under a veterinarian and can assist with the "floating" of a horse's teeth. Horse owners can still work on their own animals, but may be at risk if they set up a private business to do horse floating. The issue may be back next year with a cooperative plan for the equine dentists to work under veterinarians or in conjunction with the large animal assistants. In the Senate Transportation Committee we had testimony on a series of proposals brought forth from the Teen Driving Task Force. Testimony in committee indicated that South Dakota has one of the nation's highest rates of fatal crashes among young drivers. Senate Bill 105 will lengthen the time period of driving with an Instructor's Permit from 240 days to one year. Teenagers driving with an Instructor Permit must have an adult family member
with them in the front seat when driving. Another bill, Senate Bill 106, will prohibit all beginning drivers — those with instruction and restricted permits — from using cellphones and electronic devices while behind the wheel. Senate Bill 107, probably the most difficult Bill to enforce, restricts a young driver to only one additional passenger unless going to school or church. The last Bill from the Teen Driver's Task Force, SB 216, will set up a coordinated drivers’ education system with statewide standards for course content, instruction, testing and certification of instructors. There were numerous questions on the teen driver bills, but all four bills eventually passed the Senate and will now be considered in the House. A funding proposal for critical needs teaching areas was heard in the Senate Education Committee. Students preparing for teaching careers could get scholarships to help cover tuition and fees for their final two years in a private or public college. A new state board would determine which subjects are in critical need of teachers, but officials have said South Dakota needs to attract more college graduates into teaching math and science. General state tax revenue would be used to set up a trust fund that would finance the scholarships. One of the more emotional bills is Senate Bill 125 which sets up a presumption for shared parenting in all divorces and child custody hearings. The law currently states parents are equally entitled to custody and I support that, but I also support allowing the court to make the judgement regarding the best interest of the child. There are many factors to consider such as the age of the child, fitness of the parent, physical location of the parent, what the child wants, and if the parents will cooperate. SB 125 failed on the Senate Floor by a vote of 13 for and 21 against. We are now down to only four weeks of the 2013 Session. Please stay in contact. You can call the Senate Lobby at 773-3821 and leave a message or email me at sen.lucas@state.sd.us.
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