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Murdo Coyote, February 28, 2013

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Okaton Church
The Church at Okaton invites you to hear the Black Hills Gospel Quartet in concert Sunday, March 17, 2013, at 4:00 p.m. in the Turner Community Center on Main Street in Murdo. No cost to attend.
Coyote News Briefs
Local Pheasants Forever chapter sends four to Minneapolis Classic
by Paige Venard and Karlee Barnes Four high school students attended the 30th Annual National Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic in Minneapolis, Minnesota, February 15-17. The local Pheasants Forever chapter sent a youth shooting team consisting of Kalli Hespe, Kathlene Boyle, Janna Glaze, Paige Venard and Coaches Ed Venard and Greg Glaze, to represent Jones County at the youth day. The seminar consisted of many Olympic shooters, Xtreme Sport Shooting world record holder and television host Patrick Flanigan, Tom Knapp and Dave Miller from CZ USA. Jon Michael McGrath and Olympic shooter Jordan Heinz, a senior at BHS in Wisconsin, and a JR. Olympic Shooter with many national titles in trap, also spoke at the seminar. Their speeches addressed Respect and Responsibility, how to become an Olympic shooter and what is like to be an Xtreme shooter. The fest also included a show room with tons of vendors with the new guns, hunting tips, bird dogs, clothing, and anything you could think of that has to do with hunting and fishing. Attendees also had many activities to participate
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in, such as making your own wooden duck decoys, learning how to fish, learning to shoot BB guns and a simulator to show what it is like to reel in a trophy fish. Even though the conference applied to gun shooters, Janna Glaze, a bow shooter, said the speakers were interesting. Larry and Brenda Potterfield from Midway USA donated over $750,000 strictly for youth shooting sports. The 142 teams attending the event will receive a $5,000 endowment into their Scholastic Shooting Trust (SST) fund, in addition to being able to attend the event free of charge. The SST is an endowment that provides financial assistance to collegiate and high school shooting sports programs. Midway USA owns and controls the SST fund. The Potterfields began the Foundation as a result of their passion and interest in education for shooting, hunting, firearms safety and outdoor skills. Through partnership with West River Pheasants Forever, the local Pheasants Forever chapter, Midway USA has helped Jones County Shooting Sports accumulate $21,325.36 in their SST fund. Midway USA matches fundraising dollars earned by local programs 3:1. The local programs may use only five percent of their total SST fund each year, ensuring the future of the program. To donate to the Jones County Shooting Sports SST fund, visit www.scholasticshootingturst.org.
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Kids Club
Kids Club, sponsored by the Community Bible Church, will meet Wednesday, March 6 at the mini–gym after school. All kids in grades K–6th are welcome to attend. Come and enjoy a Bible story, snacks, games and a craft.
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.
South Dakota hoops
by John Thune As a young high school basketball player, it was not until this time of year that I would allow myself to start thinking about playing on the biggest stage in South Dakota—the state basketball tournament. I remember the nervous energy in the room as I sat through pep rallies, boarded the bus on the way to district championships, and sat in the locker room minutes before the game. I remember thinking that the extra time I spent practicing free throws, and running sprints, and defensive drills was all worth it for the shot to play at the state “B” basketball tournament. While I never had the opportunity to play in the state “B” basketball tournament, I know that the leadership, teamwork, and dedication I learned on the court provided me with essential life lessons. These life lessons were also inspired by my time spent in the gym with my father, Harold Thune. My dad, who was a longtime teacher, coach, and athletic director at Murdo, taught each of his kids and players about the importance of hard work and sportsmanship. This year the Murdo Auditorium was renamed after my dad in honor of his lifetime of service to Murdo athletics. This was a special recognition for him and our whole family who grew up playing basketball in the Murdo gym. Spending time at the state basketball tournaments, I frequently run into some of the athletes I played against in high school who have come to watch their own sons and daughters compete in the
Exercise room reminder
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.
state basketball tournament. I know each of them takes pride in seeing their children enjoy and excel at a sport that was meaningful to them. Stories like these form some of the great South Dakota basketball traditions, and bring together families, communities, and schools to celebrate the accomplishments of our student-athletes. I hope that all of the participants in this year’s tournaments take time to enjoy the experience and that each of the communities make it out to support their teams. Good luck to all participants in this year’s tournaments, and I look forward to seeing many South Dakotans at the games.
To the basket… Rachel Buxcel drives through Lyman Coun-
ty defenders in the District 13B tournament game held Tuesday, February 26 in Kadoka. The Coyotes ended their season in the second round of district play with a 17-4 record. Photo by Robyn Jones, Kadoka Press
Teachers kick off Dr. Seuss celebration at elementary
Mighty Coyote
Trading Pages Library
Trading Pages Library at the Murdo Coyote is open MondayThursday 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday as open.
Open AA meetings
Thursdays 8:00 p.m. at the East Commons. Call 530-0371 or 280-7642.
Murdo City Council
The Murdo City Council will meet Monday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the city office. The public is welcome to attend.
Draper Town Board
The Draper Town Board will meet Monday, March 4 at 7:00 p.m. at the Draper hall. The public is welcome to attend.
County Commissioners
The Jones County Commissioners will hold their monthly meeting at the courthouse on Tuesday, March 5 at 9 a.m. The public is welcome to attend.
Transitional Care Unit moves to Avera Maryhouse Long Term Care
In order to best serve our patients and to best utilize our facility, the Transitional Care Unit (TCU), currently located on the 4th floor of Avera St. Mary’s Hospital, will relocate to a specialized area on the second floor of Avera Maryhouse Long Term Care. This change is effective April 1, 2013. The number licensed beds will remain at 80. TCU is a department of Avera Maryhouse Long Term Care, designed to meet the needs of patients who no longer meet the requirements for an acute care facility nor are able to return home. TCU is staffed by nurses, certified nurse aides, social workers, spiritual care providers, therapists and activities coordinators to meet the physical and spiritual needs of patients. Currently, Avera Maryhouse Long Term Care operates the only separated Long Term Care/Transitional Care Unit in the
poem Monday morning to kick off Read Across America and Dr. Seuss’s Birthday. The elementary students will be celebrating Monday, February 25-Friday, March 1 with a different theme every day.
Dr. Seuss Poem… Elementary teachers act out a Dr. Seuss
February Mighty Coyote students. Back (left to right): Jaden Eagle Bear, 6th grade; Morgan Feddersen, 6th grade; Austin Olson, 6th grade; Sloan Benedict, 6th grade. Middle: Jacob Birkeland, 6th grade; Chauncey Hauptman, 6th grade; Kade Brost, 6th grade; Haily Cook, 5th grade. Front: Breckin Steilen, 5th grade; Emily Jacobs, 5th grade; Lilli Moore, 5th grade.
Students receiving their third Mighty Coyote award in a row, and earning a Mighty Coyote t-shirt include: Sloan Benedict
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A statewide campaign for unused frequent flier miles February 28 will help make wishes come true for South Dakota kids with life-threatening medical conditions. Last year’s inaugural campaign raised 2.3 million miles, saving Make-A-Wish® South Dakota more than $30,000 in airfare. More than 65 percent of the wishes granted by Make-A-Wish require air travel, the largest expense of the chapter’s annual wish budget. Miles from Delta, United, and US Airways are accepted. Once the miles are donated they never expire and 100 percent of the donated miles stay in South Dakota. Watch KSFY or NewsCenter1 February 28 for more information. Miles will be accepted that day by
February 28 campaign for unused frequent flier miles helps to make wishes come true
calling 1.800.640.9198. Miles can also be donated online anytime at southdakota.wish.org. A minimum donation of 1,000 miles is required and you need to know exactly how many miles you would like to donate. “Donating unused frequent flier miles is a unique way to help make wishes come true,” Paul Krueger, president and CEO of Make-AWish South Dakota said. “Once donated, the miles never expire and they go directly to sending our wish kids and their families on their travel wishes.” Krueger said they are granting a significant number of travel wishes. Trips include the wish child, his or her parents or guardians and immediate siblings living at home. He said the aver-
The Jones County School District #37-3 will hold their monthly meeting Monday, March 11 at 7 p.m. at the high school library. The public is encouraged to attend.
age number of travelers is around five, but they have sent families as large as eight to ten people in the last year. The statewide effort is made possible by KSFY, NewsCenter1, Midco Connections, and Midcontinent Communications. Make-A-Wish® South Dakota was founded in 1984 to grant the wishes of children between the ages of 2 1/2 and 18 with lifethreatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Since its inception, the Make-A-Wish® South Dakota has granted 1,000 wishes. A record 74 wishes were granted last year. The average cost of a wish is nearly $7,000. Visit southdakota.wish.org or call 605.335.8000 for more information.
state. “This move is intended to create the best use of our facility while providing the best possible experience for, and service to, our patients,” said Mark Schmidt, Administrator, Avera Maryhouse Long Term Care. “We will continue to work to provide the best for the physical, emotional, social and spiritual care possible for our patients.” Planning is underway regarding the vacated space in Avera St. Mary’s Hospital. For more information or to request a media interview, please contact Ellen Lee, VP Marketing/Foundation, Avera St. Mary's, at 224-3452.
Coyote character
Sometimes the spring storms can be very dangerous. The weather can change abruptly to very harsh conditions. If you are planning to travel please make sure you are aware of the weather forecasts. If you must be on the road, make sure that your vehicle is equipped properly and you have the necessary supplies in case you are stranded. Thank you. Trooper Slade Ross, South Dakota Highway Patrol
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February Coyote Character students. Back (left to right): Jayden Jensen, 2nd grade; Slade Benedict, 3rd grade; Ty Fuoss, 4th grade. Front: Madelyn Host, 3rd grade and Tristan Host, 1st Grade. Not pictured: Gavin Fire Cloud, Kindergarten.
February Pillar: REspect
The Way: a part of worship services in Murdo and Draper during Lent
“The Way: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus,” is a part of the Sunday morning worship services at the Murdo and Draper United Methodist Churches. Sunday, February 17, the Rev. Adam Hamilton of the Church of the Resurrection United Methodist Church in Leawood, KS, (a suburb of Kansas City, MO), led us into the Holy Land and through the areas around the Jordan River where John baptized
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Bill and Ellen Valburg spent the weekend in Rapid City with their daughter, Kristi and Jeff Vlietstra and boys. They got to watch Will and Walker play basketball while they were there. They returned home Sunday evening. Karen Miller recently spent several days in Sioux Falls spoiling grandkids Makenzie and Gavin Walsh while their parents were out of town. Last Saturday, Chelsee Rankin, Addison and Joey joined Randy and Holly Nemec and Tukker Boe of Midland on a trip to Rapid City to meet up with sister/aunt/daughter Katey Ortlieb and her family of Black Hawk to celebrate Katey’s birthday. The family enjoyed lunch, bowling, ice cream and, of course, a little shopping together. Monday afternoon Mallory Venard came down to the Rankin’s for a play date and stayed for supper when they were joined by Bob Rankin. Happy birthday from the Draper community to Marge Hayes, who has a birthday on Sunday, March 3. Happy Birthday, Marge! Ken and Carmen Miller and Penny Dowling spent the weekend of February 16 in Rochester, Minn., where they spent time with their sisters, Linda McGee and Diana Glantz and hubby Bill and families. Ted and Bev Nies left on Friday, February 15 for Bennett, Colo., where they spent the weekend with daughter Karla and Dennis Baken and family. Daughter Karen and Kent Hadrava of Altus, Okla., joined them there. The occasion was the good news Karla had received about her cancer; she has undergone surgery and the doctors don't see any need for more chemo at this time – thus, a time to celebrate. Ted and Bev returned home on Monday. At the party on February 15 held at Andy and Jill Rankin's for daughter Peyton, it was unintentionally left out that little Dawson Hunt, son of David and Katie, also celebrated his third birthday with a donut cake. Belated happy birthday, Dawson. Rosa Lee Styles flew to Minneapolis on Friday, February 15 to the home of granddaughter Tara and Zac Meyer and Lincoln. She met Shelli Terwilliger of Rapid City and Teddi Anderson of Fargo, N.D., there. On Sunday a dinner/mustache birthday party for lil' Lincoln's first birthday was held at his parents. Brenda and James Murray, Sam and Ben of LaCrosse arrived along with several more relatives and friends. At the party most donned mustaches and ties. Lincoln had a mustache attached to his pacifier! The cake featured a mustache, top hat, etc. A fun time was had. On Monday, Rosa Lee accompanied Shelli back to Draper and then Shelli went on to Rapid. Teddi returned home in some bad weather but reached home safe and sound. Happy first birthday, Lincoln. As Eva Louder of Rapid City turned 99 on February 21, her family hosted an open house Saturday at a cafe near Draper. Eva, along with late husband Luverne (Smoky), lived in Draper for many, many years. From here they moved to Pierre. She has lived in Rapid City for several years now. Virginia Louder of N.C. flew into Sioux Falls on Thursday and stayed the night with Yvonne Laur. Friday they came to Murdo to the home of Carma and Greg Miller, where they met Eva and daughter Shirley Wood and Tawnya Louder Reynolds and son Parker of N.C., who had flown into Rapid City and stayed the night with Aunt Shirley. Family members made sure everyone had a piece of the beautifully decorated cake along with ice cream and coffee. Eva's great grandsons, Scott Nix and Christopher Nix and his family (which would be Eva's great, greats) were there. Tawnya had a college friend there, but I didn't catch her name. Others there were: Richard and June Nix; Brett and Lori Nix; Julia Broecher (who recently celebrated her 97th birthday) and daughter Jean Kinsley; Nelva and Janet Louder; Bill and Ellen Valburg; Gene and Carol Cressy; Bob and Diane Fuoss; Ardith Miller; Marcie Schmidt; Teresa Palmer; Dwight and Sheila Hurst; Dorothy, Brad and Kevin Louder; Bob Rankin; Doug and Jackie Nies; Audrey Hullinger and Joyce Jessup; Lila Mae Christian and Helen Louder. Some are listed elsewhere; do hope I named all that was there; if not, let me know. A very nice turnout and I'm sure she was very pleased. Happy birthday, Eva. Tawnya Reynolds and Parker stayed with Carma and Greg Miller and left on Tuesday for home. Virginia went back to Sioux Falls with Yvonne and left for home on Monday. I talked to Virginia on Monday; she was in the Minneapolis airport with a four hour layover! Needless to say, she had time to talk. Gerald and Wanda Mathews traveled to Rapid City on our not so nice day last Thursday. They kept appointments and visited sister Kim Calkins before coming home in the snow. Dorothy and Darin Louder spent time with Dwight in Kadoka on Friday. Alice Horsley received calls on
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W est Jones County Fire District Annual Meeting
Monday, March 4 Murdo Fire Hall 7:30 p.m.
Jesus and to the place where it is believed that for forty days, while fasting in the wilderness, Jesus was tempted by the devil. On Sunday, February 24, the video dealt with Jesus’ “Healing Ministry.” On March 3, United Methodist Women will lead worship in Murdo and the Prairie Home Ladies will lead worship in Draper. On March 10, Rev. Adam Hamilton will lead us to the places around the Sea of Galilee where Jesus calmed the storm. We will go to Samaria on March 17 for “Sinners, Outcasts, and the Poor.” During Holy week on Holy Thursday, Holy Communion will be celebrated at the Draper U.M.C. at 7:00 p.m., and on Good Friday, we will have a worship service at the Murdo UMC. During both services Rev. Adam Hamilton will examine “The Final Week” in the life of Jesus Christ. Sunday morning worship begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Murdo United Methodist Church and 11:00 a.m. at the Draper United Methodist Church. All are welcome to attend.
East District Fire Board Meeting
Wednesday, March 6 Draper Fire Hall 7:00 p.m.
What on earth am I here for?
Once again, Murdo United Methodist Church welcomes everyone to attend “Soup and Soul,” during Lent in the fellowship hall of the church. “Soup and Soul” began Wednesday, February 20, 2013, and will be held each Wednesday during Lent through March 20. Each Wednesday will begin with the meal at 6:00 p.m. followed by a worship time at 6:45 p.m. This year Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church in California is featured in “What On Earth Am I Here For?” There will be time for fellowship and discussion of the areas that Pastor Rick Warren will cover in his video presentations: “You were planned for God’s pleasure;” “You were formed for God’s family;” “You were created to become like Christ;” “You were shaped for serving God;” and “You were made for a mission.” All are welcome and invited to come to the “Soup and Soul.” You don’t need to purchase a book in order to participate.
Saturday from her daughter, Caroline, and calls from grandsons on her birthday. Alice attended the birthday party for Eva Louder that day, so she did get birthday cake. The first soup-n-soul meeting was held at the Murdo UMC last Wednesday with a good attendance. Among those attending were: Ray and Janice Pike, Rosa Lee Styles and Margie Boyle. Ray and Shirley Vik attended the Farm Bureau supper/meeting/entertainment held at a cafe in Presho last week. Saturday the Jones County sixth grade boys were in a tournament held in Chamberlain. They came away with third place. On hand to watch Riley Rankin were Andy and Jill Rankin and great grandparents Ray and Janice Pike. There watching Alec Whitney were parents Chad and Heather Whitney and boys and great grandparents Eldon and Esther Magnuson. Nelva and Janet Louder spent last Tuesday in Pierre. Janet kept an appointment. In the afternoon they had a visit with longtime friend Bessie Husband over tea and brownies. Her husband, Joe, had passed away on Saturday. There was a super nice day for Presho's annual farm and home show on Saturday. It was well attended, and there was a big line to buy an indian taco and pie. Among the several there were: Helen Louder and Lila Mae Christian; David and Lill Seamans; Rosa Lee Styles; Jackie Boyle (she had a booth, as did Ray Erikson of Murdo); and Nelva and Janet Louder. Lane Moore provided the entertainment and, as always, did a very good job. Curt Horsley and friend Kate were Saturday noon lunch guests of Gerald and Wanda Mathews. Saturday evening, the Mathews hosted a very good supper for Fred and Mary Mathews, Ray and Janice Pike,
3rd Annual
Jesse James Dugan
Saturday, March 2, 2013
at Bad River Bucks & Birds
9 miles north of Draper on Lincoln Rd
Memorial Shoot
by Jody Lebeda • 669-2526 • jody1945@gmail.com
Recent guests visiting Sonny and Evelyn Tornow in Rapid City were Nelva and Janet Louder of Draper. Also visiting them were Clint and Beverly Roberts of Ft. Pierre. Another recent visitor calling on the Tornows was Colleen (Louder) Thomas of Rapid City. Today is a beautiful winter day. We have snow and it is sparkling like jewels, not to cold and is just awesome out there. Claude Baker, who we have heard was taken to the hospital in Pierre, has had a stroke and will be in TCU in Pierre for a while getting his strength back. Claude doesn’t like to talk on the phone but would appreciate cards and letters. I visited with Kathy Kell and learned that D.G. is up in North Dakota working and is not able to get home very often. Kathy, Ali, and Nikki went to Brookings over the weekend of February 8 to visit the South Dakota State University and Nikki was accepted into the nursing program. Nikki lived in Aberdeen with her grandmother last summer and completed the CNA (Certified Nurse Assistant) course. On the way home from the SDSU visit, the Kells got stranded in Mitchell for a couple of days due to a blizzard that dumped a whole bunch of snow in that area. Alice Horsley spent Saturday afternoon at a local cafe in Draper where several birthdays were celebrated. Alice received many very nice birthday cards and she was sung to in church on Sunday.
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Eldon and Esther Magnuson and Nelva and Janet Louder. After, a few hands of cards were played. A lil' bird told me that Cathy Horsley hit the big 5-0 on Monday, February 25. Happy birthday, Cathy. Betty Mann called on Helen DeRyk in Pierre on Monday. Betty also was among the many at Eva Louder's party on Saturday. Ray and Shirley Vik traveled to Ft. Meade on Friday and visited Roger Vik. On Saturday, they were on hand to wish Eva a happy birthday. Following church Sunday, Ray and Janice Pike, Lila Mae Christian, Nelva and Janet Louder, Don Volmer, Marg and Greg Rankin and Ray and Shirley Vik had dinner at a local cafe. Eldon and Esther Magnuson joined Chad and Heather Whitney and boys at the cafe also. Later the Magnusons visited the Louders. Kris Bradley of Pierre visited Margaret and Greg Rankin on Saturday. Kris and Margaret took in Eva's party. On Wednesday, Nelva and Janet Louder headed for the hills. They spent time with kids, grandkids and greats. Several went out for supper Wednesday evening. Thursday, the group gathered at Don and Cara Pearsons to help Dawson celebrate his 13th birthday. Supper was topped off with cake (made by Grandma Janet) and ice cream. Friday morning, they had coffee and a visit with Sonny and Evelyn Tornow. Evelyn is doing better. They told Janet that Clint and Deb Roberts of Ft. Pierre had recently visited them. In the afternoon, Nelva and Janet left for home, stopping in Kadoka to visit Dwight, and also saw Melford Koester and Mary Ellen Herbaugh. Then to Deanna Byrd's and also saw Kristi and Emma Stone. Then finally arrived home.
Even if you don’t shoot, please join us at the lodge that evening
Hog Roast ~ 6:00 p.m.
14 & older-$8 ~ 13 & under-free
Dance to
W estbound
8:00 p.m. to midnight All proceeds go to the for Jones County High School Seniors
European Pigeon Shoot $55 per Shooter For more information or to sign up, call Brett – 669-3440 Scott – 530-4602 Tarra – 280-8331
Jesse Dugan Memorial Scholarship Fund
HarrisonRoghair performs
Jessie Lynn Harrison-Roghair, a sophomore at Jones County High School, sang the National Anthem at the South Dakota State Gymnastics Meet held in Rapid City on February 16, 2013. With the encouragement of her music teacher, Rose Comp, Jessie had auditioned for the privilege by cutting a CD and mailing it in with an application to the State Sports Activities group. Jessie is the daughter of Melvin and Clarice Roghair of Okaton.
Jones County Sheriff’s Report
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: Feb. 14 Sheriff Weber assisted with the exchange of children at grade school from parents to grand parents by court order, Sheriff Weber responded to a one vehicle accident with no injuries south of Murdo on US Hwy. 83, mm58. The vehicle was removed from the ditch by the owner. Feb. 15 Deputy Sylva responded to a noise complaint at a residence in Charlietown in Murdo. Feb. 16 Sheriff Weber transported a male transient from Lyman Co. to the Jackson Co. line. Feb. 17 Sheriff Weber booked in one prisoner on drug charges that was the result of a stop by the SD Highway Patrol on US Hwy. 83.
Mel and Linda Kessler are enjoying the 60-70 degree temps in Arizona. Mel is doing SUPER GOOD. He and one of the neighbors go out walking nearly every morning. Linda is teaching a group of ladies to play bridge and is enjoying that very much. She asked about the girls and boys basketball. I had to tell her the girls lost to Lyman and the boys districts are coming up yet, so we will see how they do. We wish them good luck. They sure miss everybody back home and will be home when it warms up, so till then, hello to all and will see you soon. Teresa Labrier is “hangin-in” there and is enjoying the snow, as long as she doesn’t have to be out in it. The moisture is very welcomed and is needed in most every state. Right now, the middle of the country is getting blasted so they may not agree but then again moisture is moisture. Maybe we should pray for rain. Helen McMillan, Jackie Fosheim and Jody Lebeda went to Pierre on Saturday, where they met Mary Buxcel to have lunch and then went to the newest production by the Pierre Players. The Laramie Project is a hard hitting, innovative chronicle of a small western town and a tragedy that became a national event. It was phenomenal. The actors all played many parts changing from one to the other right on the stage, and made it believable. The subject, while very controversial, was done in very good taste. We didn’t know what to expect but it was wonderful.
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On February 15, Mel and Clarice Roghair, along with Ty Merchen and Jessie Lynn Harrison-Roghair traveled to Rainbow Bible Ranch northeast of Rapid City to attend the annual Valentine's banquet. They took along fresh flower bouquets to decorate tables at the dinner. As part of the program, following the presentation of the colors by two brothers who attend Rainbow and are Eagle Scouts, Jessie sang the national anthem. The next day she sang the song again before a large crowd of gymnasts from all around South Dakota, their coaches, fans and many judges. Darian, Annalee, Mesa, Jubilee and Riata Roghair, daughters of Brad and Shawna Roghair, all traveled north with their Uncle Lonnie last Wednesday to spend a few days visiting their cousins, children of Brice and Anne Roghair and Lonnie and Becky Roghair. Henry and Elaine Roghair were in Rapid City last week for a visit with their dermatologist. Clarice Roghair visited Grace McKillip at the Philip Hospital last week. After that she drove to Kadoka to visit Harriet Noteboom. She also visited Dwight Louder and Kate
DeVries. Then Nelva and Janet Louder stopped in to visit Dwight also. Clarice Roghair and Jessie went to Presho last Saturday where they had a table at the Farm and Home Show. Mel and Clarice Roghair called on Irene Caldwell Monday. Irene plans to move Friday. Her address will be: 400 Parkwood Drive, Room 104. Clint and Sharon Caldwell of Wendte observed their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, February 23. Clint is a brother of Clarice Roghair and spent his early years in rural Jones County, first living on the "Wheeler Place" north of Murdo, then on the "Weigandt Place", Silver Valley Ranch south of Murdo. This is the place where Bruce and Karen Royer now live. The Caldwells closest neighbors back in the olden days were Walter and Vivian Nix, Connie and Amy Hammond and Press and Grace Seymour. How quickly these days rush by. Heather Whitney presented a talk on dental hygiene at the pizza party Sunday night hosted by the Okaton Modern Woodmen of America.
Feb. 18 The SD Highway Patrol and Sheriff Weber went to the Jones Co. High School to give safety talks to the 8th and 9th graders. Sheriff Weber responded to the report of debris on US Hwy 83, just south of I-90. The debris was removed. Sheriff Weber stood by to keep the exchange of children between parents in Murdo. Sheriff Weber responded to the report of a broke down semi on I-90, eastbound, mm 194. The driver had help coming and problem was fixed and drove away. Feb. 19 Deputy Sylva responded to a traffic complaint on I-90, westbound, mm212. The vehicle was located and appeared to be driving OK. Feb. 20 Sheriff Weber responded to a report of a teenage runaway in Jones Co. A state case was built. The runaway was located by a Stanley Co. Deputy, and subject was transported to JDC in Pierre.
South Dakota Voices for Children invites applicants for KIDS SPEAK 2013
Teens across the state are invited to apply as speakers for the 2013 KIDS SPEAK public forum. Convened by South Dakota Voices for Children and sponsored by State Farm Insurance, two events will be held — one in Sioux Falls on Friday, April 26 at the Holiday Inn City Centre; the other in Rapid City on Friday, May 10 at the Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn. Each forum will feature up to seven students who have been selected to speak to a panel of public officials and community leaders. The KIDS SPEAK 2013 topic is: “How can improved policies (including education, implementation and enforcement) help South Dakotans increase teen driving safety? That focus was prompted by the fact that South Dakota’s teen injury and death rates from motor vehicle crashes have been among the highest in the nation
The Dakota Discovery Museum will be hosting the spring regional Poetry for All People reading event on Saturday, March 2 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Three area poets, MJ McMillan of Murdo, Kelly Henkel and Emily Strong, both from Mitchell will be featured at the event, reading selections from their works. MJ McMillan writes on his observations of the human condition and everyday life experiences. Through his work, MJ endeavors to bring to readers a measure of peace and tranquility. MJ will introduce the release of his newest book, Poems for the Common Man Vol. 3. Kelly Henkel has spent most of her life in South Dakota with stints in Manchester, England and
Dakota Discovery Museum to host “Poetry for All People” poetry reading event
Denver, Colorado. She began writing poetry at fifteen and has received several awards for her work. Mitchell 7th grade student, Emily Strong writes much more than poetry and is currently working on a book. She has been writing for about 3 years and is also an active member in the Mitchell Camera Club. Time will be available after the featured poets for open mike readings from the audience. The event will be held at the Dakota Discovery Museum located at 1300 McGovern Avenue, Mitchell, on the Dakota Wesleyan University campus. The event is free to the public and refreshments will be provided. For more information call 605-996-2122 or email info@dakotadiscovery.com.
Senator Thune’s office accepting summer internship applications
Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) is currently seeking intelligent, hard-working college students to serve as interns in his office in Washington, D.C., as well as in his offices in Aberdeen, Rapid City, and Sioux Falls. Interns in Senator Thune’s state offices will participate in constituent service and state outreach activities, while students in the Washington, D.C. office will have the opportunity to witness the legislative process, give Capitol tours, and attend Senate votes and hearings. Both in-state and Washington, D.C. internships will allow students to work closely with constituents, hone their research and writing skills, and learn a multitude of valuable office skills. “Interning in a Senate office provides students with an excellent opportunity to experience democracy in action,” said Thune. “Interns gain valuable knowledge about both state and national issues and an understanding of the inner workings of a Senate office. I encourage all students to consider applying for this rewarding experience.” Senator Thune is a member of the Senate Committees on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry; Commerce, Science, and Transportation; and Finance. College students who are interested in interning in Senator Thune’s Washington, DC office should submit a resume and cover letter, by April 19, 2013, to: Senator John Thune Attn: Danielle Hanson 511 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 By Fax to: 202-228-5429 Or by email to: Danielle_Hanson@thune.senate. gov
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John Peters
Obituary
John served in the United States Navy and the United States Army from 1958 to 1960 where he received an Honorable Discharge. He was a man of many talents and worked at many different jobs throughout his life. He never met a stranger and will be remembered by his quick and witty sense of humor. Survivors include his sister: Karen (Peters) Finck of Rapid City; brother: Loren (Louise) Peters of San Antonio, Texas; nephew: Steve Finck and nieces Lynette (Finck) Bianchi, Lenore (Peters) Wyrick and Tracy (Peters) Nettles, as well as his special Aunt Alice Jeitz. He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother, and a very special brother-in-law: Harold Finck. Visitation was held Monday, February 25 at Osheim & Schmidt Funeral Home and graveside services and burial were held on Wednesday, February 27 at the Midland Cemetery. An online guestbook may be signed at www.osheimschmidt. com.
for the past decade. Speakers will tailor a 10-minute presentation to the topic. Mileage and lodging will be paid for those students chosen to speak. Complete information is posted on the South Dakota Voices for Children website: www.sdvoicesforchildren.org. Application forms are also available by emailing office@sdvoicesforchildren.org or by calling 605 367-9667. Applications must be postmarked by Friday, March 8 or returned by that date in person or by fax (typewritten applications only) to 605 335-3836. Statewide representation and topic focus will be considered in the selection of speakers. Applicants will be notified 30 days in advance of the event. The mission of South Dakota Voices for Children is to improve the lives of children through policy and program advocacy.
College students who are interested in interning in Senator Thune’s Sioux Falls, Rapid City, or Aberdeen offices should submit a resume and cover letter, by April 19, 2013, to: Senator John Thune Attn: Robin Long 320 North Main Avenue, Suite B Sioux Falls, SD 57104 Or by email to: robin_long@thune.senate.gov For more information, please call 202-224-2321.
John August Peters, 72, formerly of the Midland and Murdo area passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at the Custer Regional Senior Care, only after playing [and winning] one last game of cribbage with his “favorite” niece, Lynette. He was born on January 14, 1941 to Walter and Helen [Buchanan] Peters in Murdo, S.D. He attended grade school in Midland and attended high school in Murdo.
Representative Kristi Noem is accepting applications for summer internships in her Washington, D.C. office, as well as in her offices in Sioux Falls, Rapid City and Watertown. Student interns in Representative Noem’s office will assist staff
Rep. Noem’s office accepting applications for summer interns
with various constituent service and communications projects, as well as assist with legislative research. Both South Dakota and Washington, D.C. internships provide students with first-hand knowledge of the legislative process and the countless other functions of a congressional office. College students who are interested in interning in any of Representative Noem’s offices should
submit a resume, cover letter and references to Christiana.Frazee @mail.house.gov by April 15. For more information, contact Christiana Frazee at 202-2252801.
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Gleanings from the Prairie
by Pastor Alvin L. Gwin Community Bible Church, Murdo Is there anyone out there who has lost their Bible? Are you sure? It would be good for us all to pick up a Bible & read II Chronicles 34:14-32. There is more than one way to lose a Bible. An unread Bible is a LOST Bible. One may have a Bible in plain sight – yet lost to him. Satan can’t do his work where the Bible has its proper place. The Bible is a MIRROR to reveal hearts (James 1:23-25). It is MILK to nourish the soul (I Peter 2:2). It is a MOLD of character (Romans 6:17 – the word rendered “form” means “mold”). How essential are these things! How do people lose their Bibles? (1) Disregarding it. Satan has no end of devices for drawing attention to everything else. Our great statesman, Patrick Henry, as he lay dying said, “My greatest regret is that I never could find time to read my Bible. Now it is too late.” Evangelist D.L. Moody said, “I never yet saw a useful Christian who was NOT a student of the Bible.” Are you reading other books to the neglect of the ONE BOOK? It has been calculated that the number of words in the Sunday newspaper is usually more than the total number in the Bible. (2) Disobeying it. Israel, in II Chronicles 34, drifted into worldly ways, and lost their taste for spiritual things. The old adage is true, either the Bible keeps one from sin – or sin keeps one from the Bible. The Bible becomes distasteful when sin is loved (John 3:19).
The Lost Bible
Man’s real quarrel with the Bible is because he doesn’t want to obey it. (3) Distorting it. The Bible is lost to many today because of the tamperings of men with it – trying to adopt it to shifting theories. A little girl listened to a modernistic preacher. Later she asked her mother: “Mother, was he FOR GOD or AGAINST HIM?” How does one find his Bible? Meditate prayerfully upon it. (Psalm 1:2-3; Joshua 1:8; Psalm 119:11; Job 23:12) Where is your Bible today? It won’t do you, or anyone else, any good if it is tucked away on a shelf. Do you have one? If not, please come & see me; I’ll make sure you get one. Begin today to read from GOD’s WORD – the Bible.
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
Children And Grown-ups by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam
The Lord Jesus said to a religious leader of His day: “Except a man be born again he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3). All true Christians have been born again by the Spirit of God (Tit. 3:5). They are therefore the children of God (Rom. 8:16). Children are a joy in any normal household, but it is a tragedy when a child remains a child, physically, mentally or both. It is a tragedy too, that so many Christians, truly born again, remain spiritual babes — they do not grow. They know that Christ died for their sins but have made no progress in grace or in the knowledge of the Word. To such Paul wrote: “And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual [men], but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat; for hitherto ye were not able to bear [digest] it, neither yet now are ye able” (I Cor. 3:1,2). Thus those who, spiritually undeveloped, were able to digest only the milk, or the simple things, of the Scriptures, were called “carnal” and “babes,” in contrast to those “spiritual” believers who had grown in grace and were able to assimilate the deeper, richer truths of the Word of God. This is not a compliment to those who constantly boast that they are satisfied with “the simple things,” and fail to study God’s Word, as II Tim. 2:15 commands. To such Paul writes, by divine inspiration: “For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again… and are become such as have need of milk… For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the Word of righteousness, for he is a babe. But strong meat [solid food] belongeth to them that are of full age…” (Heb. 5:12-14). A new-born babe in Christ is a joy to behold, but every born-again Christian should grow through the study of the Word. I Pet. 2:2 says: “As newborn babes desire the sincere [pure] milk of the Word, that ye may grow thereby.”
Murdo United Methodist Church Pastor Rick Hazen • Corner of E. 2nd and Jefferson Ave. Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m. and Fellowship Time • Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. United Methodist Women: 1st Wednesday at 2 p.m. • ALL WELCOME! Okaton Evangelical Free Church Okaton I–90 Exit 183 • Pastor Gary McCubbin • 605–837–2233 (Kadoka) Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. (CT) • Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. (CT)
Messiah Lutheran Church 308 Cedar, Murdo, S.D. • Pastor Ray Greenseth Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. • Sunday School: 10 a.m. • Bible Study: Tuesday 7 a.m. Thursday 9:30 a.m. • Midweek: Wednesday 3:15 p.m. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Draper, S.D. • Pastor Ray Greenseth Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. • Bible Study: Wednesday 9 a.m.
Community Bible Church 410 Washington, Murdo, S.D. • Pastor Alvin Gwin • 669–2600 Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. • Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Wed. Night Bible Study: 7 p.m.
Midwest Co–op
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Kirscher sees his love of computers pointing the way to his future studies
by Janna Glaze Ryan Joseph Kirscher loves listening to music and playing games. Ryan, the son of Deb Kirscher, has an older brother Chris Kirscher who lives in Huron. He also has a two-year-old niece named Akira. Starting football at the beginning of his sophomore year, he found out how much he liked playing and it became his favorite sport. Considering his favorite color, Ryan said it would have to be blue. His favorite food is mashed potatoes and the movie he enjoys most is Ted because “it’s really funny.” Government is Ryan’s favorite subject and Christmas rates high because he gets to spend time with family and friends. “When We Stand Together” by Nickelback is Ryan’s favorite song and his favorite book is Diary of a Wimpy Kid. With Adam Sandler being his favorite actor, Ryan would want to meet Sandler if he was to meet anyone famous because “he is a really funny person.” Ryan said his favorite brand of clothing would probably have to be Wrangler because it’s comfortable. He admires his mom most because she has taught him so much throughout his life. Among money, power and fame, power is least important to Ryan because “you don’t have to have power to be famous and earn money.” Ryan gets really angry when he has to repeat himself and his biggest fear is spiders because they are really frightening. On the spot about what is most important to him, being popular, accomplishing something or being organized, he answered, “Accomplishing something, because when you accomplish something it makes you feel better about yourself.” Kirscher said his major regret is not trying hard his freshman year. If he could be anything he wanted, Ryan would be a computer genius. The things he values the most are his family and friends. His mom taught him the biggest lesson that he has learned, and that is that nothing in life is free. Given three wishes, he would wish for money, a
February 28, 2013 Issue 11 Jones County High School Murdo, SD 57559
COYOTE CALL
Coyote Call teaches journalism principles, provides school information, serves as a public relations vehicle and provides a forum for opinions submitted in signed letters.
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Staff: Becky Bryan, Janna Glaze, Nicki Kell, Ryan Kirscher, Emiley Nies, Paige Venard, Gus Volmer. Adviser: Margie Peters
USD Symphonic Band rocks Riggs High Auditorium during tour Season ends with heartbreak with district loss
by Becky Bryan Senior band members went to Pierre Riggs High School on Wednesday, February 13 to attend the University of South Dakota Symphonic Band’s Winter Tour Concert. The seniors were invited to this concert because their band director Rose Comp’s son, Lee Comp, played the baritone saxophone. The main director, Rolf Olson, is Director of Bands and Professor of Trumpet at the university where he directs the Symphonic Band, Brass Choir, and teaches conducting and studio trumpet. He performs regularly with South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, the Sioux Falls Big Band and Dalesburg Cornet Band. Olson has twice performed at International Trumpet guild Conventions. At the Winter Tour Concert he directed the Overture to Candide by Lenard Bernstein, Quintessence II by David Gillingham and the Ghost Train by Eric Whitacare. The second director, Gary L. Reeves, is Associate Director of Bands and Professor of Horn in the Department of Music, College and Fine Arts at the university. His group, the South Dakota Brass Quintet, just released a new compact disc on the Mark Custom Recordings label, and his recording of Twentieth Century American music for horn and piano has just been accepted for the release on the same label. At the Winter Tour Concert, Reeve directed the Chester Overture by William Howard Schuman. The third director, Jonathan D. Alvis, is Director of Athletic Bands and Assistant Professor of Low brass and the university. At the university he directs the Sound of USD, the Coyote Pep Band, the low brass ensembles and is a guest conductor for the Symphonic Band on a regular basis. Alvis, a ConnSelmer endorsed artist, marched with the Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps from Allentown, PA. At the Winter Tour Concert, he directed Barnum and Bailey’s Favorite by Karl King. The senior students, along with Rose Comp, were more than impressed with USD’s Symphonic Band. Paige Venard said, “The concert was magnificent. My favorite song was Ghost Train because of all the dynamics. I felt like I was on train; literally, the room was rumbling. I also loved this song because they had an insane pianist, Victor Yip, from Hong Kong.” by Emiley Nies After a five game winning streak the Lady Coyotes traveled to Kadoka for a double header. They didn’t plan on losing that five game winning streak, and at the end they had a six game winning streak. They came out pretty slow and were having a terrible time getting shots to go in. After the first quarter they started playing their usual game for a 61-43 win. Leading scorers: Madison Mathews (20) and Becky Bryan (17), Leading rebounder: Garline Boni (9), Leading Stealers: Becky Bryan (3) and Calli Glaze (3). Bennett County was the Ladies next victim. The girls were ready to play because in their heads, the Bennett County Lady Warriors were tough to beat. And after about the first quarter they realized that they were a little tougher than they thought. The Warriors kept putting up three pointers and making them; they were on fire. The Ladies never gave up though. They stayed in the game to win by three points 55-52. Leading Scorer: Madison Mathews (24), Leading Rebounder: Becky Bryan (7), Leading stealer: Becky Bryan (4). The Lady Coyotes played Sully Buttes next and they knew that they were a pretty tough team. In the first quarter the Coyotes were playing with them really well by only being behind by one point. In the second quarter the girls weren’t sure what happened because at half time the score had been 13-31. With high hopes they tried to come back, but they ended up pretty short with an ending score of 31-57. Leading scorer: Madison Mathews (17), Leading rebounder: Becky Bryan (7), Leading stealer: Emiley Nies (2). After losing against Sully Buttes the Lady Coyotes knew they had to win the next game against the New Underwood Lady Tigers. The first time the Coyotes played them it was a blow out, but they knew the Lady Tigers had improved. They came out with a lot of intensity and just blew the Lady Tigers out of the water. Their goal was to not let the Tigers get as many points in the second half as they did in the first half, but their goal wasn’t accomplished because the Tigers scored just one more point than they did in the first half, 53-29. Leading scorer: Madison Mathews (20), Leading rebounder: Garline Boni (6), Leading stealer: Rachel Buxcel (7). In Highmore for the Highmore Classic, they played the Timber Lake Lady Panthers. The Coyotes weren’t sure what to expect since they had never played them before. But they knew they were a pretty tough team with having the same record. The girls never gave up and won the game 44-41. Leading scorers: Madison Mathews (16) and Becky Bryan (13), Leading rebounder: Garline Boni (7). For the last home game, the Ladies played the Philip Lady Scotties. They knew they weren’t the best team but they were good enough to win just because they didn’t want big heads and end up losing the game. The Ladies had a great game because it was the last home game. They won by 27 points, 58-31. Leading scorers: Becky Bryan (16) and Madison Mathews (16), Leading rebounder: Becky Bryan (11), Leading stealers: Becky Bryan (5) and Emiley Nies (4). The last week of the Lady Coyotes regular season, they played in White River and Presho. Against the White River Tigers, they came out with great defense and offense. The score of the first half was 366. They didn’t let White River compete with them at all. The second half they came out a little tired but they stayed in the game for a 5834 win. Leading scorer: Madison Mathews (34), Leading rebounder: Rachel Buxcel (4), Leading stealer: Rachel Buxcel (6). For the last regular season game, the Ladies played the Raiders in Presho. They knew it was going to be a tough game because Lyman was ready to play. The Ladies had great defense and
new car and to be healthy. Getting accepted to Mitchell Tech is his biggest achievement at this point and before he graduates he wants to get a job. If he could give any advice to the underclassmen, he said to “ be yourself and try throughout your high school career.” After graduating, Ryan will miss his friends and all of the great memories made in high school. His favorite memories are the ones of him having fun with all of his friends. Ryan said best thing about being a senior is knowing that he’s almost done with high school. In ten years he sees himself possibly in a place close to his mom.
Council achieves goal with Links of Love Project
by Paige Venard Five-hundred Links were sold, one for $1 or six for $5, during two basketball games for the Links of Love Project; the chain ended up being 108 feet long. Each color chain stood for a different type of cancer: orange, Leukemia; yellow, bladder, liver, sarcoma, bone and testicular cancer; Green, lymphoma; red, blood cancer; blue, prostate and colon cancer. Several people bought links to honor loved ones currently battling cancer or those who have fought cancer. The chain is currently displayed in the east hallway of the high school. The student council accomplished their goal of making the chain as long as the basketball court. The project raised awareness in the community on how cancer can affect the lives of everybody and their loved ones. The Jones County Student Council would like to thank everybody who supported this project; all proceeds will be donated to the Children’s Miracle Network in March during the State Student Council convention in Pierre.
Unique view… Emiley Nies finds the view a little different
from behind her flying braid. put up quite a few shots but some just didn’t want to fall in. The Coyotes beat Lyman 46-34. Leading scorer: Madison Mathews (21), Leading rebounder: Garline Boni (5), Leading stealer: Madison Mathews (7). Being number one seed in the district the girls didn’t have to play the first round of districts. On Tuesday, February 19, the Ladies played the Raiders again. They came into the game with a lot of nerves because they didn’t want it to be their last game. Their shots just didn’t fall and they some took shots that weren’t needed. The Lady Coyotes were ahead by eight in the third quarter, but Lyman started firing the three’s and they were unstoppable for a depressing and surprising loss for everyone. The three seniors had a terrible time getting over the 4246 loss, but the others know that they need to work hard in the off season to make it further next year. The Lady Coyotes ended the year with a 17-4 record, the best record in Jones County history. Leading scorers: Madison Mathews (11) and Emiley Nies (10), Leading rebounder: Madison Mathews (11), Leading stealer: Madison Mathews (3).
Coyotes win one, lose one on road to districts Erupting volcanoes teach 8th graders
By Gus Volmer Jones County's Coyotes went on the road to Martin to take on the Bennett County Warriors on February 15. The Coyotes started out hot, they couldn’t miss, and they were making everything. Jones County ended the first quarter with a demanding lead 28-6. The second quarter was a little slower for the Coyotes and they let their big lead slip a little and gave the Warriors a few more points than the Coyotes wanted to. The Coyotes let the Warriors believe and the second half was tough for the Coyotes. The second half started out slow for the Coyotes, and they couldn’t manage to make a basket. The Warriors pressured the Coyotes and a few of the Coyote players got frustrated and threw a few turnovers to the Warriors. The Coyotes wouldn’t let the Warriors cut the lead down to a little amount and ended the game on a little run. The Coyotes won 57-38. The Coyotes played the Tigers in New Underwood on February 22. The Tigers were a tough team that had the same record as the Coyotes. The Coyotes had to play pretty well to beat the Tigers. The first half started with the Coyotes shooting horrendously from the floor only making minimal shots so the Tigers took the first quarter by 9 points. The second half started a little better for the Coyotes and they went on a 5 point run and got it to a closer game. The Coyotes still couldn’t buy a basket and the Tigers were shooting lights out from the floor hitting a couple big threes on the Coyotes and kept the lead to around 8 points. The Coyotes couldn’t cut the lead and they lost to the Tigers 43-49.
about the power of soda and vinegar
Highway Patrolmen stress safe driving techniques
by Paige Venard Monday, February 18, the local Highway Patrolman Dylan Dowling, along with a colleague, came to the high school to talk to the eighth grade and freshmen classes about drinking and driving, texting while driving and drugs. They showed a PowerPoint along with videos showing the outcome of driving while intoxicated, distracted driving, and not wearing seatbelts. They also shared a lot of information about the outcome of the scenarios and how accidents affect people’s lives. Students also learned what will happen to them if they are caught doing illegal activities and how it changes the rest of their lives. The students learned that drugs are not just medicine and illegal substances that can be grown or made. They are sometimes household items used in the wrong form, such as: household spray cans aerosol, bath salts, pain medication, cough syrup, spray paint and markers. Melyssa Manecke said, “The most valuable thing I learned from this was that drugs can destroy a person, and how easy it is to get into a wreck. One little text can kill so many people; always wear
your seat belt.” The Patrol Officers enforced the importance of wearing your seat belt and how it really does save lives, being a good driver and not letting anything distract you like a simple text, and to stay away from drinking and drugs.
by Haley Booth and Jacob Lolley About a week ago the eighth grade science class decided to do a project to learn about volcanoes. After gathering all of their supplies, they finally began their volcano experiment. To be able to create their volcanoes, they used flour, water, oil, and salt. After making this mixture (play dough in disguise), they formed a volcano mountain with a small beaker in the middle (where “lava” is supposed to be). After forming the mountains, they let them harden overnight and then painted the volcanoes the colors they found necessary. They left the paint overnight to dry and they finally set their volcanoes off. To blow the volcanoes off, they used baking soda, vinegar and red and yellow food coloring. Setting off their volcanoes was enjoyable, although they did not turn out the way they wanted them to. Some flattened which
Science experiment… Dalton Kinsley, Reed Venard and
Zach Hespe observe as their volcano erupts with the help of baking soda, vinegar. The students also used food coloring to get the full effect. teacher Marilyn Iverson said taught them another lesson about shield volcanos. The class was split into four groups. Group I: Hannah Hight, Madison Gyles, Molly Nies and Haley Booth. Group II: Jami Addison, Troi Valburg and Ali Kell. Group III: Reed Venard, Zach Hespe and Dalton Kinsley. Group IV: Bailey Klemann, Austin Venard and Jacob Lolley. All of the groups agreed that they all enjoyed building and setting their volcanoes off and learning about how the fire makers erupt. As an additional benefit, because the project made such a mess in the science lab, the class had to deep clean. The reward came Friday morning when Iverson treated the class to “Bob’s popcorn” and orange juice while they watched a movie.
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USDA ANNOUNCES 45TH GENERAL SIGN-UP FOR THE CONSERVATION RESERVE PROGRAM Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced at the National Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will conduct a four-week general sign-up for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), beginning May 20 and ending on June 14. CRP has a 27-year legacy of protecting the nation's natural resources through voluntary participation, while providing significant economic and environmental benefits to rural communities across the United States. Under Secretary Vilsack's leadership, USDA has enrolled 11.7 million acres in various CRP efforts. “Since the 1980s, the CRP program has established itself as a benchmark in voluntary conservation efforts, providing American producers with assets to address our most critical resource issues,” said Vilsack. “Last year, during one of the worst droughts in generations, the CRP proved vital in protecting our most environmentally sensitive lands from erosion. Emergency haying and grazing on CRP lands also supplied critical feed and forage for livestock producers due to the drought. And the program continues to bring substantial returns to rural areas, attracting recreation and tourism dollars into local economies while sustaining natural and wildlife habitat for future generations.” Additional sign-ups for continuous CRP programs-such as Highly Erodible Land Initiative and Initiative to Restore Grasslands, Wetbe lands and Wildlife-will announced in spring 2013. Currently, about 27 million acres are enrolled in CRP, which is a voluntary program available to agricultural producers to help them safeguard environmentally sensitive land. Producers enrolled in CRP plant long-term, resourceconserving covers to improve the quality of water, control soil erosion and enhance wildlife habitat. Contracts on 3.3 million acres of CRP are set to expire on Sept. 30, 2013. Producers with expiring contracts or producers with environmentally sensitive land are encouraged to evaluate their options under CRP. Producers that are accepted in the sign-up can receive cost-share assistance to plant long-term, resource-conserving covers and receive an annual rental payment for the length of the contract (1015 years). Producers also are encouraged to look into CRP's other enrollment opportunities offered on a continuous, non-competitive, sign-up basis and that often provide additional financial assistance. Continuous sign-up dates will be announced at a later date. Over the past 27 years, farmers, ranchers, conservationists, hunters, fishermen and other outdoor enthusiasts have made CRP
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one of the largest and most important USDA efforts. CRP continues to make major contributions to national efforts to improve water and air quality, and to prevent soil erosion by protecting the most sensitive areas including those prone to flash flooding and runoff. CRP has also helped increase populations of pheasants, quail, ducks, and rare species, like the sage grouse, the lesser prairie chicken, and other grassland birds. Highlights of CRP include: CRP has restored more than two million acres of wetlands and two million acres of riparian buffers; Each year, CRP keeps more than 600 million pounds of nitrogen and more than 100 million pounds of phosphorous from flowing into our nation's streams, rivers, and lakes. CRP provides $1.8 billion annually to landowners-dollars that make their way into local economies, supporting small businesses and creating jobs; and CRP is the largest private lands carbon sequestration program in the country. By placing vulnerable cropland into conservation, CRP sequesters carbon in plants and soil, and reduces both fuel and fertilizer usage. In 2012, CRP resulted in carbon sequestration equal to taking about nine million cars off the road. The Obama Administration is leading a host of federal agencies in the America's Great Outdoors initiative to develop a 21st century conservation agenda and reconnect Americans to the outdoors. At the same time, USDA continues to enroll a record number of acres of private working lands in conservation programs, working with more than 500,000 farmers and ranchers to implement conservation practices that clean the air we breathe, filter the water we drink, and prevent soil erosion. Since 2009, USDA has enrolled more than 50 million acres into the Conservation Stewardship Program to incentivize the most productive, beneficial conservation practices. And USDA's work in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, the Mississippi River Basin, and Gulf of Mexico are among 19 initiatives applying the most effective conservation practices to increase agricultural and environmental returns. USDA science is also helping to focus work in areas to reduce problematic nutrients making it to rivers and streams by as much as 45 percent. DATES TO REMEMBER/ DEADLINES: 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
Senator Larry Lucas
2013 Legislative Updates
cost per pupil in the state aid formula. Senate Bill 15 will force schools to increase their levy for special education costs. Most of the increases in SB 15 are a result of the 2011 budget cuts when the funding for students with disabilities was reduced. In the past, there has been adequate money in the state's Extraordinary Cost Fund to reimburse all schools that could not pay all of their special education bills. Today, however, that fund has diminished and schools will need to raise property taxes to cover their on-going special education costs. I voted NO on SB 15. Other options are to increase the funding levels for students with disabilities or add more state money to the Extraordinary Cost Fund. There was support to rehabilitate the state-owned rail line between Chamberlain and Presho because much of the grain from west of Chamberlain is being trucked out of state. The line between Chamberlain and Mitchell has been rebuilt and farmers in that area have experienced increased grain prices along with having a rail transfer station in the area. However, Senate Bill 208 to authorize the rebuilding of the line failed by two votes to get the needed two-thirds vote to pass. The issue revolved around not having a solid plan to fund the entire project. Senate Bill 207 was brought forth to sue the federal government over federal legislation or executive orders that could diminish one's rights under the second amendment. Recently President Obama signed executive orders to make more relevant data available for background checks, to review and set gun safety standards, to track stolen guns, to provide training for active shooter situations, to provide incentives to hire school resource officers, and to launch a national dialogue on mental health. SB 207 will ask the South Dakota Attorney General to consider suing over these executive orders or any federal gun legislation. I was one of only 4 Senators to oppose SB 207. There are now just two weeks left of the 2013 Session. You can call the Senate Lobby at 773-3821 and leave a message or email me at sen.lucas@state.sd. us.
Rep. James Schaefer
One of the most talked about Bills of the Session, HB 1087 called the School Sentinel Bill passed out of the Senate Affairs Committee at the week's end with a vote of 5 for the Bill and 4 voting NO. This issue has been reported and followed by most all media sources. This year we have had a number of requests to increase spending. Some of the requests are to increase funding to K-12 education, to fund the education service agencies, to provide competitive grants for Career and Technical Education, to create a critical needs scholarship program, to fund the expansion of information systems at Dakota State University, to establish a local government improvement fund, to add general fund dollars to the Animal Damage Control Fund, to appropriate money to the Agriculture Research Station, and to appropriate money to South Dakota State University for research on smart fertilizer application. These issues are still in play, but the funding amount has not been set. All of the above proposals passed out of the Senate Appropriations Committee with just a one dollar appropriation. Because of the Committee's indecision, we will need to continue deliberations to fund any of these special requests. Two Senate Bills, SB 15 and SB 28, will increase the property tax leveys for education. Senate Bill 28 addresses a growing student population in our schools by raising the ag and non-leveys as a share of the
Greetings! A legislative commemoration honoring the South Dakota Department of Agriculture for 110 years of promoting, protecting, preserving, and improving South Dakota’s agriculture for today and tomorrow was shared on the House floor. Agriculture is the #1 industry in South Dakota. A couple bills that I mentioned had passed our Ag and Natural Resource Committee were soundly defeated in the House this week. A vote of 18-52 said that producers would not be given first chance to recover their loss when a grain warehouse or grain buyer defaults. Fairness to all involved was the emphasis for the opponents of the bill. Statewide brand inspection failed 22-47. Another brand inspection bill passed the House unanimously. HB 1187 will provide an alternative brand inspection procedure of issuing a one-year inspection for rodeo livestock. For those of you who are avid fireworks users, HB 1194 passed the House and would allow fireworks to be discharged through Sunday evening after the 4th of July. I can only think that the Senate will also pass this bill. The new Veterans home at Hot Springs was approved by the Senate and unanimously in the House to receive an additional $6.67M for revisions to the design, construction, and equipping of the home.
This is in addition to the $34.6M passed in 2011. The 8500 4-H youth in South Dakota can anticipate the construction of a new 4-H exhibit hall at the State Fair if Governor Daugaard signs SB18. This will replace Clover Hall. Private donations will fund the $4M, and the State Fair budget will cover future maintenance of the building. Renewing your driver’s license once every 10 years can now be accomplished via mail or online. The forms required would be on file from the previous 5-year renewal, and an optometrist can provide the eye exam requirement. Two bills that crossed over from the Senate will be heard in the Ag and Natural Resources Committee this week. SB 6 is a bill dealing with agricultural land tax assessment. It would determine whether factors affecting productivity should be applied if the actual use of agricultural land does not correspond to the soil classification standards. This is quite similar to the bill I sponsored last year; it failed in committee with the request to study it further. SB 115 would increase the commercial fertilizer inspection fee from a maximum of 15 cents/ton to 30 cents/ton. The additional 15 cents would go to fertilizer and nutrient-related research at SDSU. As I visit with producers, I hear no opposition. It’s coming to the House. The bill to ban texting while driving was passed in the Senate 24-9. The past two years has seen this bill defeated in the House. This year could definitely be different. I will be supporting is as I feel it is a step in the right direction even though it will not eliminate texting. United States Senator John Thune stopped at the Capitol. Two issues he mentioned were the certainty that the President would not be approving the XL Pipeline very soon and the changes coming to some post offices due to the losses being incurred. Two weeks left – still time to visit the Legislature. Call me 730-1990.
Patriot Guard Riders escort new house to Custer creating a place to thank wounded veterans
Patriot Guard Riders will don winter gear and escort a new three bedroom two bath home from Springfield, SD to Custer, SD in the Black Hills on March 4. This house will become a vacation home to qualifying veterans and their immediate family. “It’s our thank you gift for returning veterans from Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn,” said Pat Baird, cofounder of Operation Black Hills Cabin. “This project is designed to offer a week long respite to a qualifying veteran, at little or no expense to them to reconnect with their family and enjoy the beauty of the Black Hills.” The effort was inspired by an Oprah show where South Dakota native, Tom Brokaw, interviewed Corey and Jenny Briest from Yankton, S.D. While serving with the National Guard in Iraq, Corey returned from combat gravely wounded after being hit by a roadside bomb. Brokaw said, “We all have to re-enlist as citizens.” That means raising our consciousness about the wars and also to do something about it. “Families in this country need to know what they can do,” says Brokaw. “You must honor these people and their families,” and he refers to them as the “Bravest Americans.” So a group of Custer citizens made arrangements for a donated house, and the city of Custer donated land. Furnishings are being obtained through grants, donations and house showers by local groups when the house arrives after a 375 mile journey across the state. The board plans to have it ready to welcome guests in late spring. An open house is scheduled for the afternoon of April 18. “It will be a place to re-connect,” said Baird. “It is a place where a family can have time together to
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enjoy the attractions of the Black Hills – Crazy Horse, Custer State Park, Mount Rushmore and many others, and to dine in local restaurants without the pressure of paying for a vacation. Black Hills businesses have been very generous with free admissions and meals and they reach out to the Veteran and personally thank them for their service.” This permanent home will be available to host families six months a year and veterans are encouraged to go to the website www.operationblackhillscabin.org to download an application for consideration.
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There has been considerable interest in the condition of the winter wheat crop in South Dakota during this winter of 2012-13. Much of the crop was planted into dry soil, and a substantial percentage didn’t germinate before cold weather arrived, with even less emerging. Winter wheat plants that sprout and do not establish a crown and two to three tillers will not be as winter hardy as plants that did. However, it is not well known how much less winter hardy they are. With adequate moisture, wheat seeds germinate (and winter wheat plants break dormancy) at temperatures of 39 degrees F or higher. With soil temperatures at the 2” and 4” depth hovering at or near 32 degrees F at most of the South Dakota Automatic Weather Data Network (AWDN) stations, it may be a few weeks before producers will be able to accurately assess winter wheat survival. Historically, soil temperatures at most AWDN stations don’t reach temperatures in the upper 30’s until mid to late March. If interested, producers can run the “bag test”, explained on page 40 of Chapter 4, “Winter Wheat Planting Guide” of “iGrow Wheat: Best Management Practices for Wheat Production: http://igrow. org/up/resources/05-1001-042012.pdf to provide an early indication of winter survival. As the chapter states, “If information is not required immediately, the best way to assess winterkill is to wait until plant growth commences. It is quite difficult to get a “field wide” picture of winter wheat survival by running the “bag test” as you are only evaluating a small sample. Once you are able to accurately Evaluating Your Winter Wheat Stand assess winter survival, or what kind of stand you have remaining in the spring, you will need to decide whether to leave the stand or destroy it and plant another crop. There are three components of yield; number of heads per unit area, kernels per head, and kernel weight. The dominant component in less than optimum stands is number of heads per unit area. The plant population needed to optimize yields for most conditions in South Dakota is considered to be about 14-15 plants/sq ft. Lower populations can be managed to produce profitable yields if the stand is relatively uniform across the field. Stands as low as 5 plants/sq ft can produce nearly 70 percent of maximum yield, and some areas of the field may have higher densities, increasing the potential. Before destroying a winter wheat field, contact your crop insurance agent. A field must be released before pursuing other cropping options or crop insurance coverage would be voided. Producers should not inter-seed spring wheat into winter wheat as this would result in mixed wheat at harvest and result in marketing problems and almost certain price reduction. If producers determine that they have an adequate winter wheat stand to keep, but less than ideal, they should apply nitrogen early to enhance tillering. Nitrogen should be applied as soon as the plants break dormancy, or as soon as the soil is not frozen. It is also important to pay close attention to weed management as weeds will be more competitive in a thin stand. 3/1/2013 – Crop & Livestock Workshop, 1:00 p.m., Jones County Courthouse, Murdo, SD Calendar Immediately after World War II, 65 percent of the adult population of the United States smoked cigarettes. In the 1960’s, the first surgeon general’s report on cigarette smoking clearly showed the massive toll on mortality that came with cigarette smoking. Now over the years, smoking cigarettes among adults in the United States is down to 19 percent. Different from in the past, the one group with an increasing incidence of cigarette smoking is young women. In the 1980’s one out of four people in the general population age 35 to 69 died of cigarette smoking. Since then, the increase tax upon cigarettes, the efforts of the American Cancer Society and other public health agencies has further decreased the statistics regarding cigarette smoking in the United States. The New England Journal of Medicine is a weekly publication that is perhaps the most respected medical journal in the United States. In the January 24 issue, they published a study involving over 200,000 people who were surveyed and statistics collected over 10 years. This huge number of parCIGARETTE SMOKING REVIEWED – 2013 ticipants in the study allow for statistically accurate characterization of cigarette smoking in the 2010 era. The first statistic to be aware of is that there are still 200,000 deaths a year attributed to cigarette smoking. Note that on average around 2 million people a year die in the United States which means that one out of ten mortalities die from cigarette smoking. The second statistic of the report in The New England Journal of Medicine is that 70 out of 100,000 men died from cancer of the lung and 40 out of 100,000 women died from cancer of the lung. Based upon the study cited in The New England Journal of Medicine, a cigarette smoker that begins in their late teens or early 20’s shorten their lives by 11 years for women and by 12 years for men as compared to individuals who never smoke. The excess deaths were caused mainly by lung cancer and heart attacks. In women, there was an addition in excess of strokes. Enough people in this study were available to make estimates of the effect of continuing a cigarette habit. For individuals who discontinue their cigarette habit from age 25 to 34, the survival
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curves were very near that of a never smoker. There was a definite deterioration in the mortality curves for those that discontinue their habit from age 35 to 44. But even this group gained about nine years of life compared to those who continue to smoke. Even those that discontinue their cigarette habit from age 49 to 59 gained about four years of normal life back. In summary, cigarette smoking is still the most lethal habit a United States citizen can have. The statistics indicate that those who discontinue their habit at a young age gain about 10 years of normal life. Even those who discontinue their habit in their 50’s regain about four years of normal life. With a continued erosion of a cigarette smokers privileges as to where they can smoke, with the excessive taxes that are now applied to cigarette smoking and the horrible health risks that occur, one wonders why cigarette smoking continues at all. It is in fact one of the most addicting habits a person can have. Fortunately, the efforts of our national health agencies have been instrumental in the tremendous reduction in cigarette smoking by our general public and would hope these efforts will continue. As a social observation, I am struck by the wave of effort now directed at “gun control.” To get some perspective on the nature of the problem, one must realize that there are about 30,000 deaths per year related to firearms. Stunningly, 19,000 out of 30,000 are the results of suicides. “Gun control” and getting rid of assault firearms is not going to change that statistic. A suicide only needs one shot. Only around 11,000 deaths per year are related to homicide in which one person shoots another. In spite of the huge sale of assault rifles in our country, the vast majority of homicides are related to simple firearms such as 45 caliber pistols, etc. I don’t want to diminish in any way the horror and tragedy of an incident such as happened in the Connecticut elementary school, but it would seem that our efforts in this country at saving lives could be much better directed to further discouraging cigarettes. Legislating pointless regulations regarding gun ownership will have no demonstrated impact on the number of homicides in the USA. I oppose efforts that are ineffective.
Lookin’ Around
• Syd Iwan •
All my friends and relatives seem to be writing books. I hope it isn’t contagious or I might find myself writing one too. That sounds like a lot of work since any act of creation, whether a book, painting, or song, takes some doing. These things don’t make themselves, and the whole process puts you through periods of selfdoubt, worry, and mental anxiety. It’s a good feeling when you finally get something produced, look at it, and decide it isn’t half bad, but getting to that point puts you through the mill. Friend Ruth, for instance, recently wrote a book about her first few years as a missionary in Hong Kong. While she was writing it, I’d get occasional E-mails expressing her concerns about proof reading or that she wasn’t adequately getting across what she wanted to say. Her creation, “Foreign Devil Girl in Hong Kong” by Ruth Epp, is however now available through Amazon and is a good read. It has insight, pathos, and humor. She also gives one a good idea of how very difficult it is to learn the Cantonese Chinese dialect. Since I have no talent whatsoever at learning foreign languages, Cantonese is probably something I shouldn’t even attempt. It’s fun, though, to read about someone else’s struggle in doing so. Ruth lived and worked in Hong Kong from 1959 until 2005 so there are many more years to write about if she gets up the nerve and ambition to pull it off. I should probably mention that, before Ruth moved to the other side of the world, she and her friend, Darlene, came with Rev. Knickle in the summers and taught us Bible School for a week at a local country schoolhouse. They lived with us during those weeks so we got to know them pretty well, and we’ve kept in touch ever since. Then we come to Cousin Verna (Heaton) Benham who recently published her book, “Champagne in a Paper Cup.” It is also available through Amazon and recounts her time as a Foreign Service employee in such places as Taiwan and South America. In the latter, she met and married a fellow who was a foreign correspondent for The Associated Press and the U. S. News & World Report. All in all, she has lived an extremely interesting life and has done a good job telling about it. I seem to have no particular desire to go to Taiwan or South America, but it is enjoyable to visit there through Verna’s eyes and pen. Local friend, Joyce (Dolezal) Wheeler has also written a couple of books, (available at Amazon again.) They are novels, which means she had to make them up instead of just writing about things she has done. Sure, you would probably base your characters on people you have known, but you still have to deal with characterization, plot and such. It takes a lot of thinking. It is quite a lot easier to read Joyce’s books than to make one up yourself. So, if you wanted to write a book, how many words would you have to come up with? A standard-size novel, it seems, should probably be around 80,000 words. That’s a lot. You might get by with 50,000, but 80,000 would be better. If you were Leo Tolstoy, you would have to come up with over half-a-million words for such tomes as his, “War and Peace.” That would take weeks to read much less write. As a college kid assigned to read it, you might be better off buying the “Cliff Notes,” which is a little publication that allows you to know all about a book without actually reading it. I like the comment by one of the characters on son Chance’s Veggie Tales video where he says he read War and Peace via Cliff Notes and found it “riveting.” He comments, “That’s three minutes of my life I’ll never get back.” As we said, reading War and Peace in full might take quite a lot longer than three minutes since it runs to something like 1,400 pages. Cliff Notes might be the way to go in this case. I did start writing a mystery novel over ten years ago and got through the first two chapters before bogging down. Action on that project has come to a standstill, but, who knows, maybe I’ll drag it back out some day and get going again. I have enough things to do at present without that, but only writing a thousand words a week would get a book written in a little over a year. I currently write a little less than that, maybe 850, every week writing these things so maybe I could double my production. We’ll have to see. Since I’ve been writing weekly articles from 1986 to the present, I’ve probably already used up well over a million words. That’s double what Tolstoy needed for War and Peace, but my stuff, alas, isn’t exactly in book form. I’m happy to report that I can write much more quickly and easily now than I could back in ’86, but it is still fairly hard work. Like I said, I hope book-writing isn’t contagious or I might contact that dreaded disease. Everyone else is catching it, but maybe it will pass me by. Time will tell.
Sentinel bill narrowly sent to Senate floor amid several questions
The controversial “Sentinel” bill which would allow local school boards to put armed guards inside schools passed out of the Senate State Affairs Committee last week. About 60 people were on hand at the meeting, despite snow—and limited travel--in much of the state. Time constraints, however, limited the number of people testifying, as well as the length of their comments. The vote to send HB1087 to the Senate floor as amended was 5-4. This surprised many observers who had expected the vote to swing the other way. The amendment removed an addition made by the House that allowed school boards to discuss and make a decision in executive session to implement a sentinel program. Sen. Mark Johnston, R-Sioux Falls, noted that such action would conflict with the existing open meeting statutes. Sen. Craig Tieszen, R-Rapid City, agreed, noting that it must be a publicly made decision, but after that details could be handled in executive session as a personnel matter. The lines were still drawn in the testimony between those who supported the bill as necessary for teacher and student safety, and those who feared the presence of guns would most certainly end in accidental shootings and unintended deaths of those who were meant to be protected. Tieszen recounted instances from the 1990s when he was a Rapid City police commander in which an armed student threatened fellow students. Of 13 threats in Rapid City following the Columbine school shooting in 1999, Tieszen said, two were credible and could have caused harm if not stopped “So, if we think we are immune in South Dakota,” Tieszen said, “think again.” Rep. Scott Craig, R-Rapid City, refuted the assumption that this bill was in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting recently. He said he had presented his concept to the Legislative Research Council in December and the shootings took place two weeks later. That, he said, “confirmed the rightness of this bill.” Since then, he said, there have been four more incidents seen nationally. Compelling opposition came from New Underwood School Superintendent Jeff Marlette, who is a retired Brigadier General who saw combat.
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“Have we now reached a place that our state has gotten so bad, so unsafe,” Marlette asked, where teachers need to carry guns? He outlined the dangers of peripheral damage that even trained law enforcement can inflict when trying to bring down a gunman. Rob Monson, State Association of School Administrators, presented an amendment that would have changed the bill’s intent to an interim study topic. Tieszen later called the socalled “hog house” of the bill an “ambush,” noting he had seen the amendment for “exactly 32 minutes” during the meeting. He called the attempt “intensely disrespectful.” That amendment was defeated. Sen. Larry Lucas, D-Mission, said the sentinel bill was an important issue, in fact, “this is THE issue of the 2013 session.” He added, “what we have in place is working,” noting that boards could already hire guards. Chairman Larry Rhoden, RUnion Center, said the bill’s intent has been blown out of proportion. He said it would allow the state’s 152 school districts to decide whether to participate in a sentinel program. Rhoden called the program “one small step in the right direction.” The bill now travels to the Senate floor for final legislative consideration.
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Notice of Vacancy on School Board
Jones County School District #37-3 The following school board positions will become vacant due to the expiration of the present terms of office of the following school board members: Two (2) Three- (3) year terms for the following school board members residing anywhere within the District. Michael Hunt Brett Nix Nominating petitions may be filed in the office of the business manager located in the school business office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. CT beginning March 1, 2013, and not later than the 26th day of March, 2013, at 5:00 p.m., or mailed by registered mail not later than the 25th day of March, 2013, at 5:00 p.m. Tami Schreiber, Business Manager Jones County School District 37-3 Published February 21 & 28, 2013, at the total approximate cost of $22.75.
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Notice of Annual Township Meeting
The citizens of the township of Buffalo in the County of Jones, South Dakota, and who are qualified to vote at township elections, are hereby notified that the annual township meeting for said township will be held at the Dan Parish Technology Center in Murdo on Tuesday, the 5th day of March next, at 7:00 o’clock p.m. for the following purposes: To elect one supervisor for the term of three years; one township clerk, one treasurer, each for the term of one year; and to do any other business proper to be done at said meeting when convened. Given under my hand this 18th day of February A.D., 2013. Lori Nix, Township Clerk Published February 21 & 28, 2013, at the total approximate cost of $18.85.
Notice of Annual Township Meeting
The citizens of the township of Kolls in the County of Jones, South Dakota, and who are qualified to vote at township elections, are hereby notified that the annual township meeting for said township will be held at the Esther Magnuson home in said township on Tuesday, the 5th day of March next, at 2 o’clock p.m. for the following purposes: To elect one supervisor for the term of three years; one township clerk, one treasurer, each for the term of one year; and to do any other business proper to be done at said meeting when convened. Given under my hand this 22nd day of February A.D., 2013. Janice Pike, Township Clerk Publish February 28, 2013, at the total approximate cost of $10.47.
Extending Medicaid coverage to the state’s ‘working poor’ a thoughtful, thorny topic
The state’s “working poor” who don’t qualify for Medicaid coverage for low income families and individuals were the center of attention at a joint hearing at the State Capitol recently. South Dakota has the opportunity to provide that coverage, but the Governor has indicated the state should go slowly in adopting the expanded program, citing the nation’s fiscal problems. The Health and Human Services Committees of both the House and Senate heard testimony February 20, with Senate Chair Jean Hunhoff, R-Yankton, noting there would be no bill to vote on afterward. The expansion of Medicaid in the state, if there is one, apparently would be handled through the General Appropriations bill, expected in the last few days of the session’s main run. Twenty-one people testified in favor of the expansion, while only two testified against… but both sides offered compelling arguments during the two-hour hearing. John Mengenhausen, Horizon Health Center, with facilities in Howard, Elk Point, Isabel, Ft. Pierre and Faith, and 27 medical clinics, spoke in favor of the expansion. The Medicaid expansion, Mengenhausen said, is the best and least expensive way to help the currently uninsured, and allow providers to add staff that is needed. This would enhance economic development, which he called a “gradual puzzle that works together.” Many of those testifying noted that those most helped by the expansion of Medicaid benefits would be the people who are working hard, many times at two or more jobs, but who fall just above the guidelines to receive Medicaid benefits. The Rev. Karl Kroeger, Pierre, said while people are encouraged to pull themselves up by their bootstraps, “some people just don’t have boots… others may have boots, but not bootstraps.” And, Kroeger noted, this is about “helping those people who slip through the cracks.” CEO Gale Walker, Avera Health of Parkston, with clinics in Parkston, Tripp and Lake Andes, said $250,000 in medical care was written off by his facilities last year, as a result of treating those who can’t afford to pay. Expansion of Medicaid benefits, he said, would take care of the expenses in a better fashion than is being done currently. Finance Director Erica Peterson, Sanford Chamberlain, testified there is high Medicaid utilization among the working poor in her area. She noted there are 65 self-pay patients each month in their emergency room. Of that amount, said Peterson, 95 percent would qualify for assistance under the Medicaid expansion. She also urged lawmakers who are concerned about the future federal backing of the expansion, not to “let this overshadow the…
Notice of Annual Township Meeting
The citizens of the township of Zickrick in the County of Jones, South Dakota, and who are qualified to vote at township elections, are hereby notified that the annual township meeting for said township will be held at the Dave Brost home in said township on Tuesday, the 5th day of March next, at 8 o’clock p.m. for the following purposes: To elect one supervisor for the term of three years; one township clerk, one treasurer, each for the term of one year; and to do any other business proper to be done at said meeting when convened. Given under my hand this 20th day of February A.D., 2012. Tanya Brink, Township Clerk Publish February 28, 2013, at the total approximate cost of $10.47.
Central States Fair announces act
The Central States Fair is pleased to announce Justin Moore will perform Sunday, August 18, as part of the 2013 Central States Fair Black Hills Power Concert Series. Moore has been steadily climbing the country charts with such hits as “Til My Last Day,” “If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away” and “Backwoods.” “We plan on offering a combination of country and rock and roll to this years’ Central States Fair,” said Ron Jeffries, CSF general
Notice of Vacancy Municipality of Murdo
The following offices will become vacant due to the expiration of the present term of office of the elected officers. Council Member – Ward I – 2-year term Council Member – Ward II – 2-year term Council Member – Ward III – 2-year term Mayor – 2-year term Circulation of nominating petitions may begin on March 1, 2013, and petitions may be filed in the office of the finance officer located at 107 West Second Street between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Central Standard Time, and not later than March 26, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. Krysti Barnes, City Finance Officer Published February 21 & 28, 2013, at the total approximate cost of $17.55.
Notice of Annual Township Meeting
The citizens of the township of Scovil in the County of Jones, South Dakota, and who are qualified to vote at township elections, are hereby notified that the annual township meeting for said township will be held at the Raymond Roghair home in said township on Tuesday, the 5th day of March next, at 7:30 o’clock p.m. for the following purposes: To elect one supervisor for the term of three years; one township clerk, one treasurer, each for the term of one year; and to do any other business proper to be done at said meeting when convened. Given under my hand this 21st day of February A.D., 2013. Joyce Roghair, Township Clerk Publish February 28, 2013, at the total approximate cost of $10.47.
Notice of Annual Township Meeting
The citizens of the township of Okaton in the County of Jones, South Dakota, and who are qualified to vote at township elections, are hereby notified that the annual township meeting for said township will be held at the Ken Daum home in said township on Tuesday, the 5th day of March next, at 8 o’clock p.m. for the following purposes: To elect one supervisor for the term of three years; one township clerk, one treasurer, each for the term of one year; and to do any other business proper to be done at said meeting when convened. Given under my hand this 15th day of February A.D., 2013. Jane Daum, Township Clerk Publish February 21 & 28, 2013, at the total approximate cost of $18.85.
The USDA has recently identified areas of discrimination in its past processing and servicing of loans. Hispanic or women farmers and ranchers who feel they were discriminated against in applying for or servicing of farm loans between 1981 and 2000 may be eligible for monetary compensation and loan forgiveness. A streamlined process has been set up by the USDA to resolve these claims. Because the application and
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manager. “More announcements will be coming and we're confident this year will again provide great affordable entertainment for the entire family.” Tickets are scheduled to go on sale in early July. The Central States Fair will take place August 16-23, 2013 and will again feature four nights of concerts, three nights of PRCA Range Days Rodeo and motor events. For more information contact the Central States Fair office at 605-355-3861 or LIKE us on Facebook for more updates.
required supporting documents can be complicated, attorney Jeffrey D. Swett of the Rapid City law firm, Costello, Porter, Hill, Heisterkamp, Bushnell& Carpenter LLP, has completed specialized training to represent claimants. The deadline to submit claims is March 25, 2013. If you believe you may be eligible to submit a claim, please contact attorney Jeffrey D. Swett at jswett@costelloporter.com or call 605-343-2410.
REMINDER:
Jones County School District Spring Break dates are March 7-8 & March 14-15!
positive effect” it would have now. More and more, noted Jim Hardwick, Hughes County Commissioner, “private insurance becomes a luxury.” As a commissioner, Hardwick noted the increase in poor relief cases brought to the county for payment. Hae said the expansion would be “an investment” in the state’s people and its economy. Opponent Florence Thompson, Caputa, urged lawmakers to “look at the big picture… and be realistic,” comparing the government programs to socialism. Expanding Medicaid benefits, she said, is intended to further involve states financially. Thompson asked that lawmakers “resist any attempt to expand an already bankrupt program.” Stephanie Strong, Rapid City, also spoke against the expansion, noting that “Medicaid had its chance, and already has failed.” She urged that South Dakota be a leader in rejecting the expansion, noting the “free market will fix our problem.” Sen. Phil Jensen, R-Rapid City, quoted from the Bible that it was “the church’s responsibility” to help the poor. “The Catholic Church as vast real estate holdings,” added Jensen, asking, “Why can’t that be sold off to help the poor?” He said he would be resisting the expansion, noting that to add more “would be insane.” Rep. Steve Hickey, R-Sioux Falls, who is a minister, said he believed the state would be paying for the expense either way, recalling earlier testimony about the high cost of emergency room care. He called it “a moral issue,” and said while he was worried about the expansion, “we need to take care of as many people as we can.” Rep. Troy Heinert, D-Mission, noted that both his wife and son were uninsurable, and he could see families in his area that this expansion will help. After June 1, he noted, the Indian Health Services will have no money to fix the problem. Calling it a “moral” issue, Heinert said “I will need to approve this.” A decision is expected toward the end of the legislative session, when final budget figures are put together.
Notice of Annual Township Meeting
The citizens of the township of Dunkel in the County of Jones, South Dakota, and who are qualified to vote at township elections, are hereby notified that the annual township meeting for said township will be held at the Paul Patterson home in said township on Tuesday, the 5th day of March next, at 7:30 o’clock p.m. for the following purposes: To elect one supervisor for the term of three years; one township clerk, one treasurer, each for the term of one year; and to do any other business proper to be done at said meeting when convened. Given under my hand this 21st day of February A.D., 2013. Paul Patterson, Township Clerk Published February 28, 2013, at the total approximate cost of $10.47.
Notice of Annual Township Meeting
The citizens of the township of Draper in the County of Jones, South Dakota, and who are qualified to vote at township elections, are hereby notified that the annual township meeting for said township will be held at the Rosa Lee Styles home in said township on Tuesday, the 5th day of March next, at 7 o’clock p.m. for the following purposes: To elect one supervisor for the term of three years; one township clerk, one treasurer, each for the term of one year; and to do any other business proper to be done at said meeting when convened. Given under my hand this 18th day of February A.D., 2013. Rosa Lee Styles, Township Clerk Publish February 21 & 28, 2013, at the total approximate cost of $18.85.
Notice of Annual Township Meeting
The citizens of the township of Williams Creek in the County of Jones, South Dakota, and who are qualified to vote at township elections, are hereby notified that the annual township meeting for said township will be held at the Travis Hendricks home in said township on Tuesday, the 5th day of March next, at 7:30 o’clock p.m. for the following purposes: To elect one supervisor for the term of three years; one township clerk, one treasurer, each for the term of one year; and to do any other business proper to be done at said meeting when convened. Given under my hand this 21st day of February A.D., 2013. Travis Hendricks, Township Clerk Published February 28, 2013, at the total approximate cost of $10.47.
about the February Coyote Character Pillar, “Respect.” Diehm read the story, The Band-Aid Chicken by Becky Rangel Henton. The story focused on chickens being brave enough to stand up against pecking on each other. After reading the story, students created their very own band-aid chicken puppets to remind themselves not to "peck" on each other. Photo by Lonna Jackson
Don’t “peck” on me!… School counselor Andrea Diehm visited the first and second grades this month, where she taught them
Notice of Annual Township Meeting
The citizens of the township of South Creek in the County of Jones, South Dakota, and who are qualified to vote at township elections, are hereby notified that the annual township meeting for said township will be held at the Garold Block home in said township on Tuesday, the 5th day of March next, at 8 o’clock p.m. for the following purposes: To elect one supervisor for the term of three years; one township clerk, one treasurer, each for the term of one year; and to do any other business proper to be done at said meeting when convened. Given under my hand this 18th day of February A.D., 2013. Garold Block, Township Clerk
Published February 21 & 28, 2013, at the total approximate cost of $18.85.
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ESTATE ABSOLUTE REAL ESTATE AUCTION: 2005 tillable & 4669 pasture, contiguous, offered in tracts, north of Faith, S.D., Hunting, March 25, www. PiroutekAuction.com, 605-5443316. MOBRIDGE POLICE DEPARTMENT has opening for a FT E1911. Application may be requested or picked up at Mobridge Police Department or online at www.mobridgepolice. org. Application Deadline is Friday March 8th, 2013. COORDINATOR P/T: Locate and screen host families, provide EMPLOYMENT
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JD PRORATE AND BOOKKEEPING is looking for a CPA. We specialize in transportation and oil field related services. Salary $65-4110k DOQ. 605-5532080 applicant@jdfinancials.com.
support and activities for exchange students. Make friends worldwide! www.aspectfoundation.org.
tive pay and excellent benefits. New Graduates welcome! Please contact Human Resources at (605) 673-2229 ext. 110 for more information or log onto www.regionalhealth.com to apply.
CUSTER REGIONAL HOSPITAL-Custer Clinic and Custer Regional Senior Care in beautiful Custer, S.D., have full time and PRN (as-needed) RN, LPN and Licensed Medical Assistant positions available. We offer competi-
CENEX OF ELLENDALE, N.D. is seeking a qualified CEO / General Manager. This is an agronomy, energy, and auto parts operation with sales of $20 Million. A strong background in finance, communication, and personnel management is desired. Ag Business degree and or ag business management experience preferred Send, email, or fax (888-653-5527) resume to: Larry Fuller, 5213 Shoal Drive, Bismarck N.D. 58503, larry.fuller@chsinc.com.
FIELD GENERAL OIL LABORER $15-$22 hourly. Double your current paycheck! We will train you and place you. sd@armcorp.biz 605/906-0544. SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST OPENING for Northwest Area Schools Education Cooperative in NW South Dakota. Competitive wage, excellent benefits, vehicle provided. Contact Cris Owens at 605-466-2206 or Christine. Owens@k12.sd.us.
DRIVERS $1000 SIGN-ON BONUS. New Pay Program! *Earn up to 50 CPM *Home Weekly *Excellent miles, $50 tarp pay. Must be Canadian eligible (888) 691-5705. STEEL BUILDINGS. Huge winter discounts for spring delivery. 50x80, 62x100, 68x120, 68x200, 100x200. Take advantage of tax deductions. Limited Offer. Call Jim 1-888-782-7040. STEEL BUILDINGS
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WANTED: FULL TIME WAITRESS for busy little cafe in Faith, S.D. Experience preferred. Call Branding Iron Inn 605-967-2662, ask for Tim or Deb. DAKOTA LOG HOME Builders representing Golden Eagle Log Homes, building in eastern, central, northwestern South & North Dakota. Scott Connell, 605-5302672, Craig Connell, 605-2645650, www.goldeneagleloghomes. com. ADVERTISE IN NEWSPAPERS statewide for only $150.00. Put the South Dakota Statewide Classifieds Network to work for you today! (25 words for $150. Each additional word $5.) Call this newspaper or 800-658-3697 for details. NOTICES LOG HOMES
PASTURE WANTED: Summer pasture for 100-250 cow/calf pairs preferably in the Jackson/Haakon/ Jones county area, but would consider other areas. With full maintenance. Call 605-843-2869. P-tfc
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CHIFFEROBE WITH 19 INCH TV, perfect for a child’s bedroom. Door with shelves on one side and three drawers on the other side. Great shape $60.00 OBO. Call Lonna at 669-2040 or 669-2271.
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We want to thank all of Susie’s friends and co-workers for the concerns, understanding and patience these last four plus years. She fought a long tough battle with courage and determination. Also thanks for the concerns and kind words and deeds shown to all the families. Also for the food brought to all of our homes. We are so humbled to see all the lives she touched. Ray and Janice Pike
Thank You
Thank you to all our family and friends for the prayers, kind words and support you have given us. We appreciate all the phone calls, texts, Facebook messages, cards, flowers, meals and visits. Thank you for all the generous memorials, they will be given in Susie’s name to the Jones County Caring & Sharing, Jones County Ambulance and the Jones County Community Foundation. Your thoughtfulness and sympathy at this time are more appreciated than words can ever express. “Somewhere over the rainbow…” The family of Susie Rankin Bob Rankin Andy, Jill, Riley & Peyton Rankin Kati, Drew, Mallory & Tenley Venard Tyler, Chelsee, Addison & Joey Rankin Ray & Janice Pike Sandy & Tim Zibell & family
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Murdo Nutrition Program Menu
March 4 Fish Portions Scalloped Potatoes Glazed Carrots Blueberry Muffin Mandarin Oranges & Bananas March 5 Barbeque Pork Baked Potato Corn O’Brian Bread Baked Apples March 6 Hamburger on a Bun w/ Lettuce Potato Salad Baked Beans Acini di Pepe Dessert March 7 Roast Turkey Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Spinach w/ Vinegar Cranberry Sauce Dinner Roll Pumpkin Bar March 8 Ham & Beans or Alternate Soup Tomato Spoon Salad Bread Peaches

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