Murdo Coyote, February 7, 2013

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by Karlee Barnes Those attending the February city council meeting included: Mayor David Geisler, Arnie Waddell, Mike Jost, Matt Kinsley, Wayne Esmay, Jay Drayer, Joe Connot, Krysti Barnes, Ray Erikson, Jerry Hatheway, John Weber and Karlee Barnes. The agenda and minutes were approved, and Krysti Barnes presented one building permit and two tear down permits. The Janet Miller home on Jackson Avenue will be getting new siding and windows. Mike Miller submitted a tear down permit for the old Boe house on Garfield Avenue that he had purchased. In addition, a tear down permit for the house on the corner of Third Street and Lincoln Avenue was also submitted. There were no issues to be discussed during the Public Area, and the vouchers were promptly approved. Sheriff Weber presented the Sheriff ’s report, and council members in addition to city workers present, addressed the issue of stray dogs in the northwest neighborhoods in Murdo. Barnes told Weber that she spoke to Marlene Knutson with the Central South Dakota Enhancement District about finding a grant to assist law enforcement. Weber again said that the city and county need more law. He said that current problems will only increase, especially if the pipeline comes through. He would like to stay ahead of the issues, and have more law enforcement hired and trained before the city and county actually needs the extra law enforcement. Hatheway then presented the street report. Barnes said that KLJ Streets had been in Murdo again to look at the proposed street project between the high school and the grade school. The council had discussed increasing the project to include the portion of Jackson Avenue from Fifth Street to Second Street. KLJ Streets gave an engineering estimate, which would include preliminary design, at $38,030. The preliminary estimate, assuming that concrete is used was $632,075, which includes the engineering estimate. Barnes said that the city budget for the project is $276,000. It was discussed that Safe Route to School grant money may also be available to be used for sidewalks. Hatheway was granted permission to attend two classes during the spring, and his report was approved. Erikson was next on the agenda with a short water report, during which he asked for an updated computer system. The report was approved. Barnes presented the finance report and told the council that Ricer, the metal recycler that the city hired, had paid the city for a portion of the recycled metal that he took while he was working in Murdo. Barnes’s report was also approved. Old business was next on the agenda. The first topic was the auditorium lighting and gutter situation. The city was given estimates by a few gutter installation businesses, and chose Pro Gutter from Chamberlain. They will install a six inch, seamless gutter with larger downspouts. They gave an estimate at $1,956. The city will split the gutter costs as well as the lighting costs with the school. The second item under old business was the trailer house ordinance. Barnes had the city attorney write up an ordinance for the council to look over. The attorney didn’t think the city should include a year requirement on the trailer houses. Connot brought up the issue of the width of the trailer houses. As the proposed ordinance is written, a person could not move in a trailer house that is less than 20 feet wide. Connot informed the council that most single-wide trailer houses are 16 or 18 feet wide. He said that the council needs to take a closer look at the proposed ordinance. An update on the Ingalls building on main street was also discussed. The city attorney received correspondence from an attorney who is now in charge of the Ingalls case. He will be in touch with the city about what happens in the next few days. The council gave a second reading on a parking ordinance revision. The council agreed to increase the vehicle length to 25 feet. The council went into executive session at 9:25 p.m. and the meeting was adjourned shortly after.
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public schools only needed to earn a 24. He said that the bill will be amended to say that all students Johannsen Scholarship earning a composite score of 24 The deadline for the Lee will be eligible to receive the scholJohannsen scholarship availarship. able to college students who A question from the group about were graduates of Jones County the texting and driving bills High School is Friday, April 12, prompted Lucas to speak about 2013. Senate Bill 106. This bill would The scholarship will be ban any driver under the age of 18, awarded to a student in their with a learners permit, from using junior or senior year at their a phone while driving. respected college or university Lucas helped introduce SB 142, for the 2013-2014 school year. which would ban all drivers from A copy of the scholarship using electronic wireless devices application is available at the for electronic messaging while Jones County High School office. driving. He said, “I have difficulty banSportsman’s Club meeting Round table discussion… Larry Lucas and Jim Schaefer ning texting for just teens.” He The Jones County Sports- listen to questions and concerns from the community. believes that the texting ban man’s Club will be holding its Courtesy photo should be across the board, and annual meeting on Sunday, Febinclude all drivers, regardless of ruary 24, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. at will go towards promoting the by Karlee Barnes age. the clubhouse. state’s tourism industry. District 26 representatives In discussion related to the teen Lucas then turned and Jim Schaefer that Exercise room reminder Larry Lucas (D)in a cracker barrel over to Schaefer who the session texting ban, Lucas also said teen started by (R) participated he thinks a comprehensive The exercise room at the Tech session in Murdo on Saturday, speaking about the highly publidrivers education program should Center is open Monday– Friday February 2. cized HB1087, the school sentinel be put in place across the state, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you have Lucas opened the session by bill. Schaefer said that the bill with curriculum brought into the a key card, the room is open addressing Senate Bill 70 or the would put the decision into the schools. additionally from 5–7 a.m. and Public Safety Improvement Act. hands of the school boards as to Jones County Grade School 5–10 p.m., Monday through Fri- This act would help curb the growwhether or not schools have armed staff member Tammy Van Dam day. It is also open on Saturday ing number of those incarcerated sentinels. asked Lucas how the school could from 5 a.m.–5 p.m. and on Sun- in South Dakota while keeping He then addressed HB1156, a get a texting and driving simulator day from 1–6 p.m. Patrons need non-violent criminals out of jail. bill to revise certain provisions here for the kids to experience. to be out of the building one The bill would provide alternate concerning nonresident waterfowl Lucas said that he would look into hour after the doors are locked; sentencing, such as drug court, licenses. He said that duck what it would take to get the use of no later than 11 p.m. on week- treatment classes and a closer hunters in South Dakota are a simulator. days. monitoring system for those on opposed to the issuing of more out He said that a bill related to SB If you have any questions or parol. of state licenses, however, the 106 would limit the number of paswould like a key card, contact Lucas said if this bill passes, the numbers show that the amount of sengers that a teen with a restrictthe high school office. court system will need to follow up local duck hunters have decreased ed driving permit may have in the with criminals, such as D.U.I. as the duck population has vehicle. Lucas said that there are J.C. School Board offenders, more closely in their increased. exceptions, such as if the passenThe Jones County School Dis- communities. He also said that if Currently, the South Dakota gers are family. However, he trict #37-3 will hold their the current incarceration trend Game Fish and Parks Commission thinks this bill will be tough to monthly meeting Monday, Feb. continues, the state would have to cannot issue more that 4,000 nonpass in the legislature, especially 11 at 7 p.m. at the high school build two more prisons in the next resident waterfowl licenses per because of the amount of young library. The public is encouraged ten years to keep up. calendar year. The bill will allow drivers in rural communities. to attend. Lucas then spoke to the group the SD GFP Commission to decide Paul Seamans asked the repreabout the first bill of the legisla- the number of licenses to issue. sentatives about HB1207, which Caring and Sharing House Bill 1128 will change tive session that Governor Dauwill provide net metering for cerThe Caring and Sharing can- gaard signed. House Bill 1066 is requirements for the South Dakotain renewable energy systems. cer support group will meet on an act that will make a temporary ta Opportunity Scholarship for He thinks it will foster new interMonday, February 11 at 7 p.m. tax rate of 1.5 percent on all those students who attend private est in renewable energy and develat the Messiah Lutheran tourism-related income permaschools, or who are home schooled. opment. Net metering is a method Church. Anyone whose life has nent. Lucas said that the increase Schaefer said that such students by which an electric customer been touched by cancer is wel- will have little negative impact on had to achieve a score of 28 on the would have a means to generate come to participate. the people of South Dakota. He ACT test to earn the Opportunity electricity to offset electric energy Scholarship, while students in said that the money from the tax provided by electric utilities, and in turn be credited for the energy they create. Schaefer said, “I haven’t heard much about it, just that electric companies are opposed.” Van Dam then spoke on behalf of the Jones County EMS, and questioned if there was any way to receive funding to assist the EMS, since approximately half of the calls that the agency responds to come from the Interstate. She said that especially during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, the agency responds to a high volume of calls, and local EMTs have to arrange their schedules to be in town during such times as these. She said that the EMS classes and tests are becoming harder, and South Dakota won’t acknowledge First Responders to respond to ambulance calls. Neither representative to talk to about the posCracker Barrel… Lucas and Schaefer listen as Paul Seamans voices his concerns about cur- knew who extra funding, but both sibility of rent Legislative bills. agreed that something needed to Photo by Karlee Barnes be done about this situation.
The Jones County Republican Party will hold a meeting and election of officers on Thursday, February 7, 2013, at 7 p.m. at the Jones County Tech Center. Election of officers for the positions of Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Committeeman and Committeewoman will be held. Other general business will be discussed. All registered Jones County Republicans are invited to attend.
Cracker barrel session held in Murdo
West Central Electric Co-op helps in giving public safety demonstrations
Local cowboys participate in 2013 BHSS Ranch Rodeo
by Karlee Barnes Local cowboys were part of three teams participating in the Black Hills Stock Show® Ranch Rodeo held at the James Kjerstad Event Center. The teams, made up of four people compete in preliminary events such as steer loading, range doctoring and stray gathering. Rusty Spur was made up of all locals, including: Levi Newsam, Chauncey Labrier, Craig McKenzie and Chris Nix. Locken Oil included: Lonnie Roghair, Brice Roghair, Joe Locken and Blake Connor. C5 Rodeo Company included: Luke Newsam, Shane Porch, TK Sampson and Rolly Wilson. All of the local cowboys participating have been participants in previous BHSS Ranch Rodeos. None of the three teams progressed further than the preliminary round.
Nearly three people die each day in the United States due to residential electrical related fires and accidental electrocutions. Too many of these victims are children. In addition, workers younger than 25 have the highest rate of death from electrical shock. The South Dakota Rural Electrical Association gave two electrical safety demonstrations in conjunction with the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo®. The demonstrations were Monday, January 28, in the main arena of the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. These live presentations featured audience participation and take-home materials for students. They were presented at no cost to participants or schools. Students learned
about electricity, how to “play it safe,” and what happens when people come into contact with high voltage lines. They explored electricity as an indispensable power source that is often taken for granted and what dangers can arise from weather, other emergencies, construction activities and tampering with electrical devices. Safety tips were given on fallen wires, working near power lines, fuses and circuit breakers, and electrical surges. Joe Connot, director of member services for West Central Electric, said that they do this every year. No matter if only one person is saved because of these efforts, the demonstrations are worth it, said Connot.
Locken Oil… The boys from Locken Oil work together to get
their steer loaded into the trailer during the ranch rodeo. Courtesy photo
Overcoming the critical issues of hay shortages in the Midwest
Midwest farmers will face hay shortages in 2013 due to a combination of variables. Prior to the summer of 2012, livestock producers were feeling comfortable. The 2012 winter was the easiest most have seen. Spring was dry and warm for calving. Onfarm forage supplies were high due to abundant rainfall in 2011. There was even an open winter to allow cattle to graze crop residues. However, much of that has changed across the Midwest in the last year due to an intensely weak first cutting alfalfa coupled with the 2012 summer drought. According to the recent report by the USDA’s Crop Protection, hay supplies are the lowest they've been since 1957. In fact, if CRP contracts wouldn't have opened up for emergency feed, hay shortages would be even more critical. “Cow herd numbers across the Midwest continue to decrease with the lack of pasture and forages. Unless you plan to increase your feed crop acres, prepare to cull cows,” said Justin Fruechte, a Specialist in the area of Forage grasses at Millborn Seeds. Pastures were extremely stressed last year which will affect spring performance. Additionally, acre allocation to forage production is trumped to cash commodities and on-farm supplies are detrimentally short. It doesn't take an economist to draw a supply and demand curve and correlate it to a future price increase. Thus, producers are seeking out affordable feed options such as forage in effort to maintain their herd.
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Bill and Ellen Valburg drove to Kimball Saturday night to help her college classmate, Marge Lytle Husman, celebrate her 70th birthday. It was fun to see her five grown children again and meet her seven grandchildren. Marge taught music at the Draper School in the late 60’s. Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family of Susie Rankin who passed away unexpectedly in Thursday in Pierre at St. Mary's hospital. Our prayers are with her family. Eldon and Esther Magnuson spent the weekend of January 26 in Freeman with Twix and Ginger Waltner. On Sunday the foursome joined the Waltner's family at church in Sioux Falls. Following church, the group met Shelley Boehmer and daughter Lacey for dinner. Esther kept an eye appointment in Freeman on Monday and then back to Draper in the bad weather. Rosa Lee Styles attended a Master Gardener luncheon and meeting held Saturday at the museum in White River. Dorothy and Darin Louder visited Dwight in Kadoka on Friday. Nelva and Janet Louder had appointments in Pierre on our very cold Wednesday, January 30. In the afternoon, they stopped for coffee in Parkwood and got in visits with Mona Sharp, Ken Halligan, Lillian Severyn (back following a stay in the hospital), and Arlyne Brown, who Frenchy Authier of Vivian was also visiting. Sandy and Tim Zibell and family Ross and Jessi Giblet and girls and Clayton Zibell and daughter, all of Oklahoma, arrived in the very early hours Saturday morning at parents/grandparents Ray
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and Janice Pike. Nelva and Janet Louder visited Dwight Louder and Melford Koester at the rest home in Kadoka on Saturday, and then went to Deanna Byrd's for a visit. Helen Louder attended the cracker barrel discussion meeting with Senator Lucas and Representative Schaefer held at the senior center in Murdo on Saturday. Gerald and Wanda Mathews attended the stock show on Saturday in Rapid City and took in the afternoon PRCA rodeo. Doug Christian and son Ray arrived Friday and spent the weekend with Lila Mae Christian. Following church Sunday, the trio had dinner in Presho. Doug and Ray returned home. Dean and Terri Volmer traveled to Rapid City on Friday. They spent the night with mom Kim Calkins and also visited Lanny and Michele Iwan and family. They returned home on Saturday, and then headed to Highmore for the Highmore Classic when they got the call that the machine shed belonging to Donald Bill and Dean at the Volmer farm was on fire. Fire trucks from Draper, Murdo and Vivian were on hand, but they still lost two tractors, a feed wagon and many, many tools. Following church Sunday, Ray and Shirley Vik, Rosa Lee Styles, Bill and Ellen Valburg and Nelva and Janet Louder had dinner together at a local cafe. Sunday afternoon the Louders visited Dorothy and Brad Louder, topping the afternoon off with pie and coffee. News is short; sorry I missed many of you. You can email it to the Coyote or give me a call.
Annual forages can produce high yields in a short period of time without tying up acres for multiple years. Forage type cereal grains can provide extra feed for wintering stock cows. Forage oats, Triticale, and Forage barley are all very high yielding options for hay or green chopping. For higher quality forage or higher protein sources, forage peas can be added to compliment a cereal grain. Italian Ryegrass provides a high quality, high yielding forage, which provides multiple cuttings. In fact, out of all the forage grasses, Italian Ryegrass has seen the most research and genetic improvement. Its advancements for yield potential and disease resistance has made it a staple for many livestock producers. For more information on forage options and how they can help provide solutions to hay shortages, please contact Justin Fruechte, Forage and Cover Crop Specialist at Millborn Seeds. 1.888.498.7333 or justinf@millbornseeds.com. Millborn Seeds began in 1987 serving the Eastern South Dakota region. Today Millborn enjoys a longstanding tradition of delivering intelligent grass seed solutions across nearly a 40-state area. Millborn's team of Specialists offer expert advice in the areas of Forage, Cover Crops, Conservation, Wildlife, Turf, Commercial and Vitality. Millborn’s claim to being The Grass Seed Specialists comes to life everyday when collaborating with farmers, ranchers, and landowners. To learn more about Millborn Seeds visit www.millbornseeds. com.
Valentine Special
Saturday, Feb. 16
Serving 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Movie at Turner Community Center
Dinner at the Busted Nut
7:30 p.m. “Ted” will be shown
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Norma Kinsley, age 91 of Murdo, died Monday, February 4, 2013, at the Philip Nursing Home. Survivors include three sons Clifford “Kip” Kinsley and his wife Jean, Michael Kinsley, and Marty Kinsley and his wife Angie, all of Murdo; two daughters Karen Tedrow and her husband Ronald of Pierre, and Donna Beckerleg and her husband Gary of Walker, Minnesota; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and one sister Gen Liffengren of Murdo. Norma was preceded in death by her husband Densel “Fat” Kinsley on July 10, 1995; a granddaughter Kristina Mueller; a great-grandson Luke Densel Hansen; and one brother Wilmar Ernst. Funeral services are pending with the Rush Funeral Home of Philip.
Norma Kinsley
Susie Rankin
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Susan Rankin, 56, of Draper died Thursday, January 31 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Pierre. Susan was born October 11, 1956, in Murdo, S.D., to Ray and Janice (Cressy) Pike. She grew up in Draper, graduating from Draper High School. After high school, she attended SDSU and received her Bachelors degree. She married her high school sweetheart, Robert Rankin, on
August 12, 1977, at St. Martins Catholic Church in Murdo. Susan stayed home raising her kids until they were all in school and then went on to work at West Central Electric where she just received her 20 year service award this past fall. She loved rainbows, Father’s Day camping trips and Christmas. But most of all, she loved her family. She took care of everyone; she was their rock. Her grandchildren were her life and Gramma Susie was always there ready to spoil them. She made every occasion extra special for them and she never missed a chance to decorate a special birthday cake for each one of them no matter what she had going on. Susie treasured the cruises her and Bob have taken the past four years and was always thinking where the next destination would be; she was looking forward to traveling in the years to come. She is survived by her husband, Robert; three children: Andy (Jill) Rankin, Kati (Drew) Venard, Tyler (Chelsee) Rankin; her parents, Ray and Janice; sister Sandy
(Tim) Zibell; six grandchildren: Riley and Peyton Rankin, Mallory and Tenley Venard and Addison and Joey Rankin; special greatnieces: Landry and Hatti Giblet and Laramie Zibell; mother-inlaw Margaret Rankin; brothersin-law: Ron (Nan) Rankin, Greg Rankin and Bill Abernathy; sisters-in-law: Kris (Dick) Bradley and Karen Authier and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her grandparents: Everett and Lola Cressy and Gordon and Nettie Pike; father-in-law Harold Rankin and sister-in-law Karla Abernathy. Visitation was held Monday, February 4 at St. Martin’s Catholic Church in Murdo with a Rosary immediately following. Services were held Tuesday, February 5 at St. Martin’s Catholic Church with Father Gary Oreshoski officiating. Burial was at the Draper Cemetery. Arrangements have been placed in care of Isburg Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.isburgfuneralchapels. com.
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Super bowl is over for another year. This one was record setting in more ways than one: lights going out for more than 30 minutes made it the longest game ever, several records were set and, all in all, a very interesting game. Pastor, Patti, and Colleen Greenseth went to Gregory to spend the day with Patti’s parents, Charles and Jean Kayl. They played cards and visited. Velma Vollmer is home from a visit with her daughter Beverly, in Phoenix, Arizona. While there they went to see the movie “Lincoln.” She very much enjoyed it. Sally Fields played Lincoln’s wife and did a super job. They also spent one day in Apache with Ken Vollmer and the Hullingers.
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Our condolences to Norma Kinsley’s family. Norma passed on Monday, February 4, after a lengthy illness. Our prayers go out to her family. Funeral plans are being finalized. Lola and Orville Anderson have been staying in during this last cold spell, so they really enjoyed getting out for a nice walk on Sunday afternoon in the warmer temps. Bev Andrews is enjoying her retirement, doing things that she wants to do when she feels like doing them. Julia Broeacher truly has a green thumb. She has eight orange amaryllis blooming and several other calengula types also blooming, and more to open soon.
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Steer Loading… C5 Rodeo Company, including Luke Newsam (right) load their steer during the preliminary events at the ranch rodeo. Courtesy photos
Stray Gathering… Chris Nix from team Rusty Spur picks out his stray steer and attempts to
get his rope in position as he works towards a qualifying time in the stray gathering event.
Ready to go… The boys from Locken Oil patiently wait to start their next event during the ranch rodeo.
Rusty Spur… Back, from left to right: Chauncey Labrier, Levi
Newsam, Craig McKenzie. Front: Chris Nix
Rusty Spur… Chauncey Labrier from team Rusty Spur, races
across the arena after his steer during the preliminary events in the Kjerstad Event Center.
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Catholic Church of St. Martin 502 E. Second St., Murdo, S.D. • Father Gary Oreshoski Saturday Mass: 6 p.m. St. Anthony’s Catholic Church Draper, S.D. • Father Gary Oreshoski Sunday Mass: 8:30 a.m. Draper United Methodist Church Pastor Rick Hazen Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.
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The Old Nature In The Believer by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam
The believer who would be truly spiritual must recognize the presence of the old nature within. It would be dangerous not to recognize a foe so near. The old nature in the believer is that which is “begotten of the flesh.” It is called, “the flesh,” “the old man,” “the natural man,” “the carnal mind.” Just as “they that are in the flesh cannot please God” (Rom. 8:8) so that which is of the flesh, in the believer, cannot please God. “The flesh,” as we have already seen, is totally depraved. God calls it “sinful flesh” (Rom. 8:3), warns that it seeks “occasion” to do wrong (Gal. 5:13), and declares that “the works of the flesh” are all bad (Gal. 5: 19-21). Nor is the old nature in the believer one which improves by its contact with the new. It is with respect to “the flesh” in the believer, even in himself that the Apostle declares that in it “dwelleth no good thing” (Rom. 7:18), that it is “carnal, sold under sin” (Rom. 7:14), that it is “corrupt according to the deceitful lusts” (Eph. 4:22), that it is at “enmity against God,” and is “not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be” (Rom. 8:7). “The flesh,” even as it remains in the believer after salvation, is that which was generated by a fallen begetter. It is the old Adamic nature. It is sinful in itself. It cannot be improved. It cannot be changed. “That which is born [begotten] of the flesh is flesh,” said our Lord (John 3:6), and it is as impossible to improve the “old man” in the believer as it was to make him acceptable to God in the first place. The “old man” was condemned and dealt with judicially at the Cross. Never once is the believer instructed to try to do anything with him or to make anything of him, but always to “reckon” him “dead indeed” (Rom. 6:11), and to “put him off” (Col. 3:8-10).
Murdo United Methodist Church Pastor Rick Hazen • Corner of E. 2nd and Jefferson Ave. Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m. and Fellowship Time • Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. United Methodist Women: 1st Wednesday at 2 p.m. • ALL WELCOME! Okaton Evangelical Free Church Okaton I–90 Exit 183 • Pastor Gary McCubbin • 605–837–2233 (Kadoka) Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. (CT) • Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. (CT)
Messiah Lutheran Church 308 Cedar, Murdo, S.D. • Pastor Ray Greenseth Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. • Sunday School: 10 a.m. • Bible Study: Tuesday 7 a.m. Thursday 9:30 a.m. • Midweek: Wednesday 3:15 p.m. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Draper, S.D. • Pastor Ray Greenseth Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. • Bible Study: Wednesday 9 a.m.
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Deadline nears for Game, Fish and Parks summer employment
The deadline is fast approaching to apply for summer employment with the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks. Applications must be submitted online or postmarked no later than February 22. They are available at www.bhr.sd.gov and at South Dakota One-Stop Career Centers. The department offers a variety of summer employment opportunities across the state. State park positions include general maintenance, entrance station attendant, maintenance worker, campground attendant, law enforcement, heavy equipment operator, and naturalist/programmer positions. Positions with the Division of Wildlife include habitat technician, habitat aide, fisheries technician, wildlife technician, conservation crew leader, naturalist/programmer, and wildlife damage technician. Most listings have multiple positions available. All applicants must be 18 years of age and available to work the normal summer season, mid-May through Labor Day. Applications received after the February 22 deadline will only be considered for any remaining positions. Seasonal employment with the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks is also available through Executive Intern Program positions.To qualify for an internship, applicants must be full-time students of at least sophomore standing and currently be enrolled at a college, university or vocational-technical institute. For the complete job listing and to apply, visit www.bhr.sd.gov, or contact any South Dakota OneStop Career Center office. Northern State University
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Governor Daugaard seeking interns for summer 2013
Gov. Dennis Daugaard is currently accepting internship applications for this coming summer. The paid position will run from May to September 2013. Governor’s Office interns have the opportunity to work at the highest level of state government.
Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D., has released the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester. Students who have earned at least a 3.5 grade point average for the semester are eligible for the dean’s list. NSU students who achieved dean’s list status and requested that their names be released to the media are listed below. Katie Nix, Murdo, has been named to the NSU dean’s list as a full-time student.
Free West Central Electric tour of Washington, D.C., for juniors
Since 1996, West Central Electric Cooperative, Inc., has joined the South Dakota Rural Electric Association in offering free tours of Washington, D.C., to high school juniors. West Central is again offering to sponsor two high school juniors on an all expense paid Rural Electric Youth Tour to the nation’s capital. West Central serves members in the counties of Haakon, Jackson, Jones, Lyman and Stanley. Over the years, West Central has sponsored 48 juniors. Some years have included just one student, while one year it sponsored seven. Previous Philip High School young adults who have taken advantage of the Youth Tour include Kianna Knutson – 2011, Caleb Clements – 2009, Grace Schnabel – 2008, Jamie Nickelson – 2005, and Chancie Smith – 2003. Eligibility for the trip is open to all area high school juniors whose parents or guardians are members of West Central Electric. Interested students will be chosen based on submitted 500-word essays. This year’s essay subject is “What moment in American history do you wish you had been a part of, and what would you have contributed?” The essay deadline is February 13. The tour itself will be from June 14 to June 20. There will be an orientation meeting June 13 in Sioux Falls. In the past, some students have chosen to not apply, using the reason that they did not want to miss a week of their summer jobs. Joe Connot, member services for West Central Electric Cooperative Inc., argues that this is an opportunity for a free trip to Washington, D.C., and, after high school graduation, the students will probably work the rest of their lives. Nation wide and over the entire year, over 1,500 high school juniors and seniors experience the
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The Governor’s Office internship is policy-driven and will provide an in-depth education on South Dakota state government. Interns’ duties will depend on interests and strengths. Typical duties have included aiding in policy development, research, and staffing the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and First Lady. Previous intern projects have included: •Missouri River flooding issues •Red Tape Review •Criminal Justice Initiative • South Dakota Workforce Initiatives (SD WINS) The intern position is open to all post-secondary students, graduate students or recent graduates. Preference will be given to South Dakota residents attending South Dakota colleges or universities. Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and at least two letters of recommendation by March 1, via email, to Wi l l . M o r t e n s o n @ s t a t e . s d . u s . (Preference is for resume, but an application will be available at http://bop.sd.gov/workforus/intern/ default.aspx) For more information on duties or logistics, please visit http://sd.gov/governor/Internship.aspx or contact Will Mortenson at Will.Mortenson@state.sd. us.
If you are a college senior or recent graduate, now is the time to start looking for an internship. The Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) offers a one-stop shop of services, including a job search database to help students find the perfect position. A full listing of jobs and internships is available at www.sdjobs.org. Internships offer benefits like real-world work experience, networking and an opportunity to build your resume. State Labor and Regulation Secretary Pam Roberts said, “Internships play a vital role not only in educating young adults,
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but in the development of the South Dakota workforce.” Internships also provide benefits to employers. By offering internships and entry-level positions, employers gain applicants who are eager to work and learn, have relevant, up-to-date training and a fresh outlook on the industry. “We encourage companies and businesses to offer more internship positions,” said Secretary Roberts. “They help fill temporary workforce needs and at the same time, offer potential long-term employees.” Businesses interested in offering internship positions should consider the following tips: ·The work should be an integral
Rural Electric Youth Tour. Though not all South Dakota electric cooperatives participate, the S.D. Rural Electric Association sends approximately 30 juniors each year to Washington. Some of the sites that will be visited are the Lincoln Memorial, National Theater, Cathedral, Ford’s Kennedy Center, the Metro, Arlington National Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Smithsonian, Iwo Jima Statue, National Archives, United States Supreme Court and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Students will participate in a breakfast briefing with the South Dakota congressional delegation. West Central funds the tour. Participants are provided transportation, room and board, entertainment and sightseeing events. Students are required to provide their own personal spending money, most likely for snacks and souvenirs.
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part of the student’s course of study. ·Learning objective should be clearly identified. ·The student should be in a shadowing/learning mode. ·The employer should provide an opportunity for the student to learn important skills and processes integral to the business or profession. ·There should be education value to the work performed. South Dakota Workforce Initiatives (SD WINS) is Gov. Daugaard’s 20-point plan to address short- and long-term workforce needs. SD WINS is a collaborative effort of business, education, health and labor leaders to create a well-trained and well-educated workforce for the job market of today and tomorrow.
Defense… Emiley Nies (13) stays in front of Sully Buttes player, Chloe Lamb (22) during the boys and girls double header on January 29. The Lady Coyotes fell short of a win, losing 31-57. However, they went on to improve their winning record, beating New Underwood 53-29 on January 31 and Timber Lake 44-41 at the Highmore Classic on February 2. The girls played their last regular season game at home on February 5 against Philip. The Lady Coyotes were leading their district as of February 4, with a 13-3 record. Photo by Karlee Barnes
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Are there any jobs or chores you simply hate to do? Most of us have some things that we dislike enough that it’s hard to talk ourselves into doing them. Take the long old census form that sat on my desk forever before I could dredge up the wherewithal to deal with it. I knew from experience that it was a royal pain in the backside so I wasn’t eager to get started. Nevertheless, the deadline was getting close, and, if you don’t get the form submitted on time, the census bureau sends a second one with strong admonitions to get with the program. It also reminds you that this is not voluntary but required by law. This rankles a little because I somehow thought the purpose of the census was to count people, not cattle, horses, bees, and every other tiny little detail involved in agriculture. As you know, the government, given the slightest opportunity, can completely exceed their bounds and make a simple assignment into a major undertaking. I guess I feel a little like curmudgeonneighbor Jim who, when getting a census form to fill out, used to simply write on it, “None of your blankety-blank business,” and send it back. I don’t know if that worked or not, but I do agree with the sentiment. Not being quite as brave as Jim, however, I did summon up a bit of ambition on Tuesday and got the task underway. Did I mention that the census form runs to twenty-four pages and asks you about every acre you operate and every hog and berry you raise? Well it does. It’s a real mind bender because I’m not always completely sure how much hay we put up per acre last year or the exact number of critters we have, broken down by age and weight. Mostly I estimate. The world probably won’t end if I get it slightly wrong. I do cheat, of course, in that I dig out the last form I did some five years ago so I don’t have to recalculate what acres are in fields, hay or
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Extension News
• Bob Fanning (605) 842-1267 •
after filling out the paper form, I went online and submitted the form electronically. Computer work can be kind of fun, and it was slightly necessary anyway since I’d made a mess of the paper form by making mistakes in ink, crossing out, correcting etc. I hate to admit it, but the computer part was somewhat enjoyable. So, what other work might be less than pleasurable? Some folks detest cleaning barns or chicken houses. The latter is particularly disliked by many. It is rather an itchy smelly business although I don’t personally mind it over much. Neither do I mind doing dishes although cleaning bathrooms is not much fun. When I lived in a little house in Georgia with two other guys while we were going to Navy supply school, our bathroom there often got fairly rank before we finally broke out the cleaning supplies. When my mother was in her last years, I had to take on cleaning her bathroom and didn’t care much for that either although it wasn’t terrible. I just didn’t enjoy it. Luckily, wife Corinne always finds our bathrooms unacceptable around here before I do so I haven’t had to deal with toilet cleaning in recent times which is just fine with me. Somehow, I can often cope with physical stuff better than with mind games. That’s probably a common trend and why doctors and lawyers make the big bucks. Few people want to attend enough school to get into those professions in the first place, and then the work is difficult mentally. I guess if you want to make a lot of money you have to work in areas that require brain function more than physical effort. Now that the census form is done, I can happily go on to other work which unfortunately involves doing a distressingly long tax return. Oh, my! Guess I’d better get going on it since the deadline for ranchers who don’t estimate taxes is the first of March, and February is a short month. After that, though, I can think about planting some tomatoes and cucumbers, which is fun. I’m looking forward to it. I might even wash the pickup. Compared to census and tax forms, those things will be a picnic. With fertilizer prices high and producers becoming aware of the potential for losses of Nitrogen due to volatilization losses, there has been interest and questions about ESN (Environmentally Smart Nitrogen) Nitrogen. ESN is a unique product, featuring a polymer (plastic) coating on the urea fertilizer pellets, which delays the conversion of the urea pellets to forms of nitrogen that are susceptible to loss through volatilization, denitrification and leaching before converting to the form that is available to plants. Recent studies indicate that ESN does delay the release of nitrogen, but depending on the timing of application, temperature and moisture conditions, may delay the release too much for optimum yield. Studies were conducted at two sites in South Dakota, with nitrogen rates of 40, 60, 80 and 100 lbs/A compared to no fertilizer. At each of these rates, blends of 0, 50, 75 and 100 percent ESN were applied, with urea making up the other portion of the mix. Both fall and spring application timings were conducted as separate treatments. At one of the study sites in particular, as the percent of ESN increased in the blend of each nitrogen rate, yield decreased compared to blends at the same rate containing more urea. This decrease occurred more with the spring application than the fall timing, indicating the ESN was not fully available when the wheat plants needed nitrogen for maximum yield. The claim of protein increases in the grain held true, as grain protein increased for each nitrogen rate as the proportion of ESN in the blend increased. If winter wheat producers plan to use ESN, it is recommended to be applied in the fall, which will allow time for the polymer coating to be dissolved and the nitrogen to be released in time for the plant to fully utilize it. As applications are ESN Nitrogen Fertilizer considered during the winter or early spring; on wheat that has broken dormancy and is actively growing, or just prior to jointing, ESN could still be used, but is recommended to be blended in decreasing percentages of the product applied. If ESN makes up any significant percentage of the urea applied in the spring, be aware that it may not all become available to the plant in time to contribute to yield. One additional concern potentially exists when applying ESN. Being a plastic coated product, it floats. If a significant rainfall event occurs that is intense enough for water to run over the soil surface, the pellets can be transported downhill and carried some distance away from where they are applied. ESN is also approximately 15 percent higher in cost than urea, which may prompt some producers to apply a slightly higher rate of urea in lieu of using the product or accept the risk of slightly lower yield if some loss occurs. Following sound principles in applying urea when precipitation is likely to follow, and shortly prior to when the wheat plants will benefit from the application will also help make the best use of your fertilizer dollar. When making Nitrogen application rate decisions, taking soil tests and basing the application rates on laboratory analysis and realistic yield goals is highly recommended. For information on fertilizer recommendations, consult the South Dakota Fertilizer Recommendations Guide: http:// pubstorage.sdstate.edu/AgBio_Pu blications/articles/EC750.pdf. 2/12/2013 – PAT, 1:00 pm MST, Mueller Civic Center, Hot Springs, SD 2/19/2013 – PAT, 1:00 pm CST, Winner Regional Extension Center, Winner, SD 2/20/2013 – PAT, 1:00 pm MST, Wall Community Center, Wall, SD Calendar
• Syd Iwan •
pasture. Consulting the old questionnaire also makes it so I don’t have to figure our grain-storage capacity once again. That involves counting our six steel bins, multiplying the number of rings they have by 550, and remembering that one bin has six rings instead of five. If you peak the bins up, that adds another 250 to 300 bushels per bin, but you’re not really supposed to peak bins much if you want to avoid bug problems so I just figure capacity without peaks. This, by the way, is only one of the many decisions about figures you encounter here which make this paper task a headache and something to be avoided as long as possible. The job did eventually get done after a certain amount of muttering and fussing around, thank goodness, and I shouldn’t have to deal with it all for another five years or so. That will be soon enough, I assure you. I probably should mention that I slightly enjoyed part of this chore in that,
The Clinical View
• Dr. P.E. Hoffsten •
Last week’s column was devoted to a 72-year-old gentleman who was as independent a farmer as there ever was. He was extensively evaluated for what is called “mild cognitive impairment.” Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) has been defined as a person having major memory complaints preferably qualified by another person who knows him/her. The memory impairment is felt by the other person to exceed “normal aging.” In the cognitively-impaired individual activities of daily living, hygiene, interpersonal social skills, and usual skills the patient has had over their life are maintained. The bothersome symptom is a memory impairment that exceeds that expected to occur with age. The gentleman evaluated in the previous column had an extensive medical evaluation followed by two simple tests. The two tests are called “Mini-mental status exam” and the “Montreal Cognitive Assessment” test. By both of these examinations this gentleman’s performance was significantly impaired. The patient was given an appointment to return a month later, off of the Tylenol PM sleeping preparation that he had been using. Note that Tylenol PM has Benadryl in it and can significantly impair mental function especially when used as a sleeping preparation for an extended period of time. At the appointed time, his son returned. The patient said that he wasn’t coming but the son had many more questions. The son had already been told that the diagnosis was “mild cognitive impairment”and that the What is mild cognitive impairment? Part 2 prognosis was highly variable, that there were no medications that would predictably change the course, and that plans should be made for progression of the condition and increasing disability. The son wanted to know what was important in the planning program. Some considerations are provided in the following list. #1. It was suggested that the patient be maintained in his own home as long as possible. Moving him in with other family members or to an institution would very likely further stress his impaired cognitive ability. If he is to be maintained in his own home, it would be important to maintain adequate night lights, avoidance of clutter and checking to make sure that hygiene is maintained. #2. There needed to be a signed notarized advanced directive and/or power of attorney for medical affairs provided to plan for the day when this gentleman may not be able to make his own decisions. considered. The son volunteered that his father could still drive a hundred thousand dollar tractor but that he would keep this in mind. For many elderly patients with cognitive impairment multiple medications need to be monitored and administered appropriately. Fortunately this gentleman didn’t take any medications and that was not an issue. The Tylenol PM sleeping preparation had been abandoned but seemed to have no significant impact on the gentleman’s memory. As a very last consideration, firearms in the home need to be considered especially if the elderly individual is depressed and might consider suicide.
#3. There needed to be a Power of Attorney for financial considerations in as much as this gentleman was still the patriarch of the family with substantial holdings in his name. Mild cognitive impairment may eventuate into dementia resulting in major financial considerations. #4. Consideration needs to be given to safety issues. Specifically, the gentleman’s ability to drive needs to be continually evaluated. One of the dearest privileges an individual has is the right to drive a car. But there does come a time when driving activities need to be
#5. Elderly individuals who live alone are vulnerable to life-threatening considerations if they have a fall or an accident in the home. They need to be checked on frequently. A list of important phone numbers needs to be kept handy by the telephone in the home.A necklace programmed to a 911 number in case of an accident should be considered. With all of the above, this elderly gentleman is now six years older, has continued to live independently in his home for the last six years, but still not remembering events. His condition has not apparently progressed. The last few years he has voluntarily come to the clinic for an annual evaluation where he proudly tells me “there is nothing wrong with him.” Mild cognitive impairment is not normal and can progress to dementia. But it doesn’t necessarily progress to dementia and other more ominous situations requiring a nursing facility.
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2013 Legislature Updates
institutions. They will still be required to take the test that designates mastery of the course. “The military is another great example of a technical institute,” were words used to support this bill. HB 1180 passed 69-0. Cedar Shore resort in Oacoma is scheduled to receive $3 million of bonds for shoreline stabilization and related work as part of HB 1030, which passed the House 66-3. I voted in favor of this bill. It now crosses to the Senate. HB 1049 transfers control of the Value-Added Agriculture subfund from the Governor’s Office of Economic Development to the Department of Ag. This $900,000 will be put to good use for our valueadded ag, and I supported it completely. It passed 68-2. This fund uses money from the tax collected on motor vehicles for non-highway use. I supported SB 26, which changes terminology from “mental retardation” to “intellectually disabled.” This restores the essential element of human dignity. The House Ag and Natural Resource Committee heard testimony on HB 1156, which establishes legislation that would give management of nonresident waterfowl licenses to the GFP Commission. There is a rapid increase in ducks and a decrease in resident hunters for waterfowl. Only 4,000 statewide nonresident waterfowl licenses are allocated each year. This law does not necessarily mean that the Commission will issue more nonresident licenses. It passed the committee 9-3 and will be heard in the House this week. Passing the Education Committee this past week on a 11-3 vote and headed for the House this week, HB 1128 will allow home school students to qualify at the same testing level benchmarks as public school students for the opportunity scholarship program. I support this bill. Cracker Barrels scheduled for Saturday, February 9: 9:00 a.m. at the fire hall, Kimball and 11:00 a.m. at Dakota Milestones, Chamberlain. See you there.
J C FSA News
• David Klingberg •
2013 NAP SALES CLOSING DATE IS MARCH 15 The last day to purchase NAP insurance for 2013 is March 15. Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) provides financial assistance to producers of non-insurable crops when low yields, loss of inventory, or prevented planting occurs due to natural disasters. To be eligible for NAP assistance, crops must be non-insurable crops and agricultural commodities for which the catastrophic risk protection level of crop insurance is not available. ments, updates and signups as the information becomes available. SELLING LAND If you’re planning to sell farmland, there may be some program consequences you should be aware of. For example, if you’re planning to sell land that’s enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program, the buyer must agree to continue the enrollment. If the buyer doesn’t want to continue the CRP contract, you might have to refund all of the payments you’ve received to date. Reviewing program implications with your local Farm Service Agency staff before completing a sale of farmland is always a prudent precaution. DATES TO REMEMBER/ DEADLINES: February 18: Office closed for President’s Day February 19: DCP/ACRE sign-up begins March 15: 2013 NAP Sales closing date June 3: 2013 ACRE sign-up ends July 15: 2012 ACRE Production July 15: 2012 NAP Production July 15: Final 2013 Acreage reporting date August 2: DCP sign-up ends
Senator Larry Lucas
by Rep. Kristi Noem One of the things I enjoy the most about my job is the opportunity to travel the state and meet voters face-to-face. It gives me the chance to hear people's frustrations and hopes and to talk about common sense solutions to problems facing the state and the nation. In my recent town hall meetings, I spoke to folks from both sides of the river about a number of issues, but concern over our mounting national debt was always one of the first topics of conversation. The spending habits of the national government are in stark contrast to what South Dakotans see as responsible and expect of their own finances. In order to equal the irresponsibility coming from Washington, every family in this state would have to spend $26,000 a year outside of their ability to pay. It seems unbelievable to most of us in
Importance of town hall meetings
the state that there are politicians who don't take an honest stand against the runaway spending and that far too many of them are unashamedly cheering it on! Part of the problem is that so much of the national budget automatically renews every year with no changes, no cuts and no accountability. Without real reform, the percentage of our spending on these programs will continue to rise, the debt will continue to grow and foreign nations like China will continue to be the financiers of an even larger part of our debt. Difficult choices need to be made. Change may bring a little pain now, but this pain will prevent our children and grandchildren from paying a much higher price for this generation’s excesses. South Dakotans know that it’s time for some old fashioned, Midwestern wisdom to come to bear and help straighten out our
Greetings! I appreciate the opportunity for face-to-face communication provided through the cracker barrel sessions this past weekend. Keep sharing your knowledge and ideas and concerns each day by calling my cell 7301990. South Dakota Public Safety Improvement Act, SB 70, passed the full House on a vote of 63-7. I voted affirmative. This bill strengthens supervision and holds offenders more accountable, controls corrections spending, and focuses prison space on violent and career criminals. After passing 8-7 in our House Education Committee, HB 1087, to provide for the creation of school sentinel programs and for the training of school sentinels, brought passionate debate and four attempted amendments while on the House floor. All amendments failed. The bill passed 42-27. I continued to vote against it. The bill will now be debated on the Senate side. Comments about insufficient time for military personnel to get and return absentee ballots were heard in our counties during the 2012 election. South Dakota allows 21 days, which is in violation of the MOVE Act, requiring 45 days for military and overseas voters. HB 1170 passed 68-1 and now meets the 45-day requirement. My vote was affirmative. Veterans will now receive credit for time served in like disciplines that are taught in post- graduate
The Senate has passed SB 83 to designate March 30 as a working holiday for Vietnam Veterans. Other states are considering this "Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day", but South Dakota is the first state to do so. Both the House and Senate have overwhelmingly passed a resolution asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the Roe vs Wade Decision and have the matter of abortion be decided by the states. For us in South Dakota, such a decision would then revert to a 2005 law that would make all abortions except for the life of the mother illegal with a felony penalty. While I do not support the Roe vs Wade Decision, I believe the "trigger" law that was passed in 2005 is against what the voters of South Dakota have twice voted on. In 2006 the voters turned back a referred law passed by the legislature with 55.5 percent of the voters saying NO. All of the six counties in District 26 voted against the referred law in the 2006 General Election. I voted no on HCR 1002. I am working with other legislators on a resolution asking that Congress pass a long term (fiveyear) Farm Bill. Many producers need the federal crop insurance in order for them to make the financial investment to plant their spring crops. Ag is S.D.’s number one industry with a $20.9 billion dollar economic impact. In 2012, no state in the country derived a
nation’s financial challenges before it’s too late. As the lone representative for South Dakota in the House, I will continue to push that brand of wisdom at every turn. And I'll need your help. If you were unable to come to one of my town hall meetings, I’d love to hear from you. Please reach out to one of my offices and let me know what you think about what’s happening in the nation’s capital and how we can best serve your interests and the interests of South Dakota. There are plenty of issues, including this one, that I’d like your opinion on, not only for me, but also for my colleagues in Congress. You can contact any of my offices listed: Sioux Falls: 605-275-2868; Watertown: 605-878-2868; Aberdeen: 605-2622862; Rapid City: 605-791-4673; Washington, D.C.: 202-225-2801; and toll-free: 1-855-225-2801.
larger percentage of its GDP from agriculture than SD’s 10.9 percent. Secretary Walt Bones outlined goals for the Department of Ag that will focus on facilitating increased livestock production in S.D., with a focus on developing the dairy industry in tandem with dairy manufacturing expansion such as Bel Brands in Brookings. The FY14 salary and benefit request for state employees will be affected by a 14 percent increase in health insurance. Discussion and comments from appropriators challenged the State Employee Health Care Plan primarily because the three levels of deductibles ($500, $1000, and $1,800) seem low when compared to what private companies, school districts or counties could offer employees. State employees will receive a three percent salary increase, in addition to a 0 percent-4.5 percent increase for a type of performance pay called ACE (Adjustable Competence Evaluation). We passed House Bill 1066 to permanently expand the gross receipts tax for tourism. The Tourism Tax is a 1.5 cent sales tax on purchases made at visitor intensive businesses that generate most of their money in June, July, August and September. Visitor intensive businesses collect the tourism tax during these four summer months. Other industries such as lodging establishments, campgrounds, motor vehicle rentals, visitor attractions, recreational equipment rentals, recreational services, and spectator events collect and pay on the gross receipts the entire year. The school superintendents were in Pierre on Wednesday and I was able to visit with a number of them. Stable state funding continues to be their top issue. None of the superintendents that I visited with support the plan to use school staff, under local control, as sentinels to carry concealed guns in school. Next Saturday, February 9, Representative Schaefer and I will be in Kimball (9:00 a.m. at the Fire Hall) and Chamberlain (11:00 a.m. at Dakota Milestones) for listening and discussion on the legislative issues. Please plan to attend if you can. Email me your thoughts at sen.lucas@state.sd.us or call the Senate Lobby, 773-3821, to leave a message.
FARM SERVICE AGENCY ANNOUNCES IMPORTANT PROGRAM UPDATES The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers that the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 extended the authorization of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (the 2008 Farm Bill) for many Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) commodity, disaster, and conservation programs through 2013. FSA administers these programs. The extended programs include, among others: the Direct and Counter-Cyclical Payment Program (DCP), the Average Crop Revenue Election Program (ACRE), and the Milk Income Loss Contract Program (MILC). FSA is preparing the following actions: FSA will begin sign-ups for DCP and ACRE for the 2013 crops on February 19, 2013. The DCP signup period will end on August 2, 2013; the ACRE sign-up period will end on June 3, 2013. The 2013 DCP and ACRE program provisions are unchanged from 2012, except that all eligible participants in 2013 may choose to enroll in either DCP or ACRE for the 2013 crop year. This means that eligible producers who were enrolled in ACRE in 2012 may elect to enroll in DCP in 2013 or may re-enroll in ACRE in 2013 (and vice versa). FSA will provide producers with information on program require-
Feel free to call the office if you ever have questions on any of our programs 605-669-2404 Ext. 2. Selected Interest Rates for February 2013 Commodity Loans 1.125 percent Farm Operating Loans — Direct 1.250 percent Farm Ownership Loans — Direct 3.125 percent Farm Ownership Loans — Direct Down Payment, Beginning Farmer or Rancher 1.500 percent Farm Storage Facility Loans – 7 Yr 1.125 percent Farm Storage Facility Loans – 10 Yr 1.875 percent Farm Storage Facility Loans – 12 Yr 2.125 percent
Rep. Noem moves office
Representative Kristi Noem 1323 Longworth HOB Washington, DC 20515
Sec. Shinseki should work with Hot Springs community to continue care
by Senator John Thune In December of 2011, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced its intention to reconfigure the VA Black Hills Health Care System services located in Hot Springs, Fort Meade, and Rapid City. The proposal sparked great concern throughout Hot Springs and the surrounding communities about how the VA changes would affect the quality and availability of health care for thousands of area veterans who rely on these facilities. These veterans, many of whom already face financial and transportation-related challenges, would be forced to travel an additional 1.5 hours for care at a VA hospital. In Pine Ridge for example, veterans worry that without access to the Hot Springs VA they will have to rely on the already overburdened Indian Health Service or face significant travel burdens to try to meet their health care needs. I understand the obstacles that closing this facility pose to providing our veterans with the highest quality health care, and since the proposal was announced I have remained adamant that the voices of our veterans and the Hot Springs community must be a part of any changes. After months of requests, phone
Rep. Noem has moved D.C. offices for the 113th Congress. The DC office contact information is now at the following address:
The phone number is (202) 2252801.
calls, and letters, I, along with Senator Johnson, Representative Noem, Governor Daugaard, and representatives from Save the VA committee, met with VA Secretary Eric Shinseki on January 28, 2013. The meeting, originally scheduled for 45 minutes, lasted about an hour and a half, giving the Save the VA representatives the opportunity to thoroughly present their case to the Secretary. Their presentation was welldelivered and their passion for helping veterans and their community was clear. In fact, Senator Johanns of Nebraska, who was also in attendance, noted how strongly the community of Hot Springs supports the VA hospital. The Save the VA representatives asked the Secretary to consider the points they raised, and while they asked that he withdraw the original proposal, they made it clear that they are willing to negotiate with the Secretary on their counterproposal. I appreciate Secretary Shinseki taking the time to attend this meeting and the attention he gave to the presentation. While the timeline for a decision remains unclear, I remain committed to ensuring that the VA will continue to meet the important health care needs of area veterans.
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Unofficial Record of Proceedings of the Murdo City Council
Regular Meeting January 7, 2013 The Murdo City council met in regular session on Monday, January 7, 2013. Mayor Geisler called the meeting to order at 7:35 p.m. Members answering roll call were: Wayne Esmay, Mike Jost, Joe Connot, Jay Drayer, Arnie Waddell and Mayor Geisler. Absent: Matt Kinsley. Also present: Sheriff Weber, Karlee Barnes (The Murdo Coyote), Jerry Hatheway and Krysti Barnes. All motions were unanimous unless otherwise stated. The agenda for the meeting was reviewed and approved on a motion by Waddell, seconded by Esmay. The minutes for the December meeting was reviewed and approved on a motion by Waddell, seconded by Drayer. Building permits were reviewed and approved on a motion by Waddell, seconded by Drayer. A permit was submitted by Ashley Hunt for a fence. The public area was opened at this time and members from the Turner Youth Foundation were in attendance as follows: Jewell Bork, Val Feddersen, Kevin Moore, Jackson Volmer, Wyatt Walker, Connor Venard, Calli Glaze, and Zach Hespe. Kevin Moore spoke for the group and discussed with council that the Turner Youth Foundation would like to develop an outdoor learning center in conjunction with the Park Trail that will be constructed. Information was presented and a grant may be obtained through the Conservation District. Discussion was held on what may be needed in preparation and while the trail is being planned in order to develop this. Council agreed that anything to enhance this area and involve the youth was a plus and they would work with the Turner Youth Foundation on this project. At this time Tony Benda came to the board to discuss the problems with the auditorium with the water that runs over the eve troughs and causes quite a large ice problem at the facility. After discussion it was decided to pursue pricing and options on seamless gutter and channeling the water underground and away from the sidewalk and get this done prior to next winter hopefully. The vouchers were reviewed and approved as follows: GENERAL: (2012)Payroll – 3,985.67, Payroll taxes – 681.87; Retirement – Murdo Coyote (pub295.66; (2013) lishing) 106.89; Armstrong Fire Ext. (recharge) 29.00; ; FNB (travel/supply/ equip) 421.83; Quill (supplies) 639.66; Wellmark (insurance) 894.85; Murdo Coyote (publishing) 106.89; SDML/ Human Resources/Finance Officer/Code Enforcement (2013 dues) 537.94; Pioneer Country Mart (fuel) 43.50; Harmon Law (legal fees) 1,501.18; GoldenWest (phone) 104.66. PUBLIC WORKS: (2012) Payroll – 2,193.62; Payroll taxes – 704.75; Retirement – 369.90; (2013) Golden West (phone) 52.32; Moore Building (supplies) 52.50; Armstrong Ext (recharge fire ext) 88.00; SD Airport Managers Assoc (dues) 25.00; SD Municipal Street Maint Assoc (dues) 35.00; FNB (travel/ supply) 271.64; Runnings (shop supply) 103.72; West Central Elec (2 months) 4,404.56; Wellmark (insurance) 894.85; Venard Inc (oil) 52.68; KLJ (engineer airport) 6,519.90; Heartland Waste (garbage) 3,536.65; Farmers Union (fuel) 1,326.65; Corky’s (supplies) 36.96. PARKS & RECREATION: Golden West (phone) 38.69: Armstrong Fire Ext. (recharge) 29.00; FNB (supply) 239.45; West Central Elec (2 months) 82.02. SPECIAL REVENUE: Central SD Enh Dist (membership) 500.00; Brett Nix (ind park) 689.43; West Central Elec (2 months) 1,488.00. WATER: (2012) Payroll – 3,164.39; Payroll taxes- 834.68; Retirement – 417.17; Golden West (phone) 52.32; SD Dept of Revenue (water testing) 13.00; Runnings (supplies) 103.73; Armstrong Ext (recharge) 88.00; Moore Building (supplies) 52.50; West Central Elec (2 months) 710.90; SDWWA (conference) 45.00; Pioneer Country Mart (gas) 158.40; Farmers Union (fuel) 493.75; Corky’s (supplies) 6.37. WASTEWATER: SD Dept of Revenue (fee) 650.00; Venard Inc (tire) 107.49. Sheriff Weber presented his report at this time. He gave council his written report. He discussed issues there may be with the contract with the county. He felt there should be more law enforcement for the City and did not feel him and the deputy may be able to do enough. He said he realized that much of the code enforcement issues were not getting done properly and that was due to the lack of time. He discussed possible grants for more law enforcement and asked if there were any ideas. A motion to approve the report was made by Connot, seconded by Waddell. The street report was presented by Hatheway. He discussed meeting the next day this Rod from KLJ to look at the street and it was asked if any council could be available at this time also. Discussion was held concerning the restricted use site follow up inspection, the turn over of the Kennedy Ave access road, a gouge in Main Street and the drainage from the sidewalk at the auditorium. A motion to approve the report was made by Waddell, seconded by Drayer. Erikson was not able to attend and the meeting moved on to the Finance report. Barnes presented the written report as follows: Cash in Bank – 462,217.77; MMDA’s – 151,295.99; Savings – 73.31; Change – 40.00. REVENUE: General sales tax (final 2012) 414,914.21; BBB Tax (final 2012) 52,972.13; Interest – (final 2012) 209.47. Barnes discussed the new computer and several issues with programs and installing printers. She also reviewed some pending issues that need worked on concerning some land legals. A motion to approve the report was made by Connot, seconded by Waddell. OLD BUSINESS: Deb Vollmer from the Anchor Inn came before council to discuss her liquor license that has not had any action taken on it. She admitted to neglecting to keeping up on getting it signed prior to the meeting and being behind on her payments and said she would be prompt in the future. At this time a motion was made by Connot, seconded by Waddell to approve the Anchor Inn on sale liquor license. Connot asked about the approval of the building permit for the addition to All Pro Towing and asked who from the City reviewed that. Erikson had and is not present at this time. There is a problem with the distance of the addition to the power line and the owners thought they were in compliance as the City reviewed the permit. Barnes mentioned that building permits are reviewed concerning city set backs and city utilities, not other utilities and she said she stressed to the owners to either call in a One Call locate for all utilities or to have the contractor do this to avoid any issues. Council discussed the samples of the trailer house ordinances they has reviewed the last few months. They pointed out the issues they wanted addressed and asked that the attorney draw something up for review. Council also discussed Ordinance 20125 that was adopted this fall. They discussed the length of the vehicles allowed to park in diagonal parking and realized they used a copy of an ordinance for a narrower street which called for a maximum vehicle length of 20 feet and that would not be long enough in this case so the council did a first reading on an amendment to ordinance 2012-5 to change the length to 25 feet as per Ordinance 2013 – 1. Council further discussed the gutter at the auditorium and reviewed estimates on replacing some smaller lights in locker, bathrooms etc in the auditorium. Barnes will go to the school and visit with them concerning these items. The council discussed any new items on the Ingalls building issue. They authorized the attorney at this time to renew the offer of a quit claim deed on the property. NEW BUSINESS: An easement on property along Highway 83 for a construction project on that highway was presented and a motion was made by Connot, seconded by Drayer to authorize the Mayor to sign this easement for the City. An alcohol use permit was presented for Cole Stoner for a wedding dance in March and after review, a motion to approve the permit was made by Waddell, seconded by Connot. The annual resolutions were reviewed and this time and a motion to pass Resolution 2013 1-14 was made by Esmay, seconded by Waddell to read as follows: Resolution # 2013 - 1 Official Newspaper WHEREAS, the City of Murdo, Jones County, South Dakota, must designate an official newspaper for the ensuing year; and WHEREAS, there is one newspaper in the City of Murdo; THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the official newspaper for the City of Murdo, Jones County, South Dakota, for the ensuing year shall be THE MURDO COYOTE. Resolution # 2013 - 2 Official Depositories WHEREAS, the City of Murdo, Jones County, South Dakota, must designate the official depository or depositories for the ensuing year; and WHEREAS, the City of Murdo, Jones County, South Dakota has funds deposited in the FIRST FIDELITY BANK, MURDO BRANCH, and the FIRST NATIONAL BANK, FRONTIER BRANCH, both located within the city limits of the City of Murdo; and WHEREAS, the City of Murdo, Jones County, South Dakota, wishes to continue depositing funds in each of these institutions; THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Murdo designates that the FIRST FIDELITY BANK, MURDO BRANCH, and the FIRST NATIONAL BANK, FRONTIER BRANCH, to be the official depositories of the City of Murdo, Jones, County, South Dakota. Resolution # 2013- 3 A Resolution to Appoint and Enter Into a Contract with Thomas H. Harmon, or Their Designee, to Represent the City of Murdo as City Attorney WHEREAS, it is the desire of the City Council in and for the City of Murdo, Jones County, South Dakota, to employ an attorney to render assistance and perform services of every kind, character and description that may be proper or necessary for the City, now THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council in and for the City of Murdo, Jones County, South Dakota, employs for the year commencing January 7, 2013, and ending January 8, 2014, THOMAS H. HARMON, OR THEIR DESIGNEE, to perform legal services at the rate of one-hundred dollars and no cents per hour ($120.00), plus out of pocket expenses, and the Mayor shall be authorized to execute the contract with Harmon Law office. Resolution # 2013- 4 Council and Mayor WHEREAS, the Murdo City Council feels the need to set the dollar amount per meeting for the Council and Mayor and the monthly amount for the Mayor as employees of the City of Murdo. THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Council and Mayor are employees of the City of Murdo and will be paid as follows: Council: $50.00 per meeting Mayor or Acting Mayor: $200.00 per month plus $50.00 per meeting Council members will be paid $8.00 per hour not to exceed ten (10) hours per month for any work designated by the Mayor. Resolution # 2013 - 5 Finance Officer WHEREAS, the Murdo City Council feels the need to set the Finance Officer's weekly work schedule and salary, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Finance Officer's work schedule and salary will be as follows: Employee will be required to work a 40 hour week, Monday thru Friday. The Department Head will be required to attend regular scheduled council meetings to give a monthly report of the Finance Department. Annual salary: $29,784.00 Monthly salary: $2,482.00 Annual salary based on 52 (40 hour) weeks. Employee will be compensated $50.00 per council meeting attended after normal working hours. Any reference herein to annual salary is not intended to create an expectation of continued employment. All Murdo City employees are at-will employees and may be terminated for any reason upon two (2) weeks notice. Resolution # 2013- 6 Assistant Finance Officer WHEREAS, the Murdo City Council feels the need to set the Assistant Finance Officer's hourly salary THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Assistant Finance Officer's hourly salary will be as follows: Assistant Finance Officer $9.20 per hour. Employee hours will be those determined by the Finance Officer as necessary. No overtime is allowed. All Murdo City employees are at-will employees and may be terminated for any reason upon two (2) weeks notice. Resolution #2013 - 7 A Resolution Setting Hours, Wage and Schedule of the Part Time Utility Person WHEREAS, the City Council, in and for the City of Murdo, Jones County, South Dakota does find it necessary to hire a permanent part time utility person. NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the following apply to the permanent part time utility person: a. Wage will be set at $10.75 per hour. b. Employee will be scheduled 40-80 hours per month. c. Employee schedule will be set by the water and street department heads. d. Any reference to salary in not meant to be an expectation of continued employment. All City employees are at will employees and may be terminated at any time for any reason upon two weeks notice. Resolution #2013 - 8 Water/Wastewater Superintendent WHEREAS, the Murdo City Council feels the need to set the salary and work schedule for the Water/Wastewater Superintendent, and NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Water/Wastewater Department Superintendent's work schedule and salary will be established as follows, provided however, that in the event such a schedule becomes burdensome or otherwise difficult, the same is subject to change: 1. Employee required to work 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 to 4:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday to constitute 40 hours and work three (3) on call hours on Saturday and Sunday’s to make a total of a 43 hours per week. 2. Employee only required to be on call for the (1 1/2) hours per day on weekends. If an emergency arises, employee will work the 1 1/2 hours and after that, will accumulate compensation time at the rate of 1 1/2 hours per 1 hour worked. 3. Employee required to be on call holidays as alternate with other department head. 4. Employee will alternate with other Department head weekends on call and holidays on call. 5. The employee shall be required to attend regularly scheduled City Council meeting to give a monthly report of the Department. The employee will be compensated eighteen (18) dollars per City Council meeting attended after the normal working hours as set forth in the attached exhibit and this resolution. 6. The following exhibit for the 2013 schedule as attached is hereby adopted as part and parcel of this resolution, and shall be considered the work schedule for the employee during the 2013 calendar year. Any deviation from such schedule shall be specifically approved by the Mayor in writing or by the Council. 7. The following salary is effective January 1, 2013: Annual Salary: $37,603.00 Monthly Salary: $3,133.58 8. The annual salary of the employee is based upon a fifty-two (52) week year, with forty three (43) hours per week as reflected in the schedule.. 9. Any reference herein to annual salary is not intended to create an expectation of continued employment. All Murdo City employees are atwill employees and may be terminated for any reason. Resolution #2013 - 9 Acting Street Superintendent WHEREAS, the Murdo City Council feels the need to set the salary and work schedule for the Acting Street Superintendent, and NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Acting Street Department Superintendent's work schedule and salary will be established as follows, provided however, that in the event such a schedule becomes burdensome or otherwise difficult, the same is subject to change: 1. Employee required to work 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 to 4:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday to constitute 40 hours and work three (3) on call hours on Saturday and Sunday’s to make a total of a 43 hours per week. 2. Employee only required to be on call for the 1 1/2 hours per day on weekends. If an emergency arises, employee will work the 1 1/2 hours and after that, will accumulate compensation time at the rate of 1 1/2 hours per 1 hour worked. 3. Employee required to be on call holidays as alternate with other department head. 4. Employee will alternate with other Department head weekends on call and holidays on call. 5. The employee shall be required to attend regularly scheduled City Council meeting to give a monthly report of the Department. The employee will be compensated eighteen (18) dollars per City Council meeting attended after the normal working hours as set forth in the attached exhibit and this resolution. 6. The following exhibit for the 2013 schedule as attached is hereby adopted as part and parcel of this resolution, and shall be considered the work schedule for the employee during the 2013 calendar year. Any deviation from such schedule shall be specifically approved by the Mayor in writing or by the Council. 7. The following salary is effective January 1, 2013: Annual Salary: $32,449.00 Monthly Salary: $2,704.08 8. The annual salary of the employee is based upon a fifty-two (52) week year, with forty three (43) hours per week as reflected in the schedule. 9. Any reference herein to annual salary is not intended to create an expectation of continued employment. All Murdo City employees are atwill employees and may be terminated for any reason. Resolution #2013-10 WHEREAS, the Murdo City Council, in and for the City of Murdo, Jones County, South Dakota, finds the need to authorize the Finance Officer,
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Assistant Finance Officer, and Mayor to have access to the Safety Deposit Box at the First Fidelity Bank, Murdo South Dakota, NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the City Council, in and for the City of Murdo, Jones County, South Dakota, does authorize the Finance Officer, Assistant Finance Officer, and Mayor to have access to the City of Murdo's Safety Deposit Box at the First Fidelity Bank in Murdo, South Dakota. Resolution #2013 - 11 WHEREAS, the City Council in and for the City of Murdo, Jones County, South Dakota, finds it necessary to authorize the following individuals signatures for all accounts for the City of Murdo at the First Fidelity Bank, Murdo South Dakota and the First National Bank - Frontier Branch, Murdo South Dakota: David M. Geisler - Mayor Wayne S. Esmay - Council President Krysti Barnes - City Finance Officer NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the City Council, in and for the City of Murdo, Jones County, South Dakota, does authorize the above individual's signatures for all accounts for the City of Murdo at First Fidelity Bank, Murdo South Dakota and First National Bank - Frontier Branch, Murdo South Dakota. Resolution #2013 – 12 WHEREAS, the City Council, in and for the City of Murdo, Jones County, South Dakota, does find it necessary to appropriate the 50 percent share of the Special Use sales tax designated to the Chamber of Commerce directly to them, and WHEREAS, the 50 percent share will have the amount for their share of the highway street lights deducted monthly, and WHEREAS, the Chamber of Commerce can only use this revenue to promote and enhance the City of Murdo. The Chamber of Commerce must present a budget to the City Council by August of the prior year and the City of Council can demand an audit if they deem necessary. Also the Chamber of Commerce must establish an account with two (2) authorized signatures. NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the City Council, in and for the City of Murdo, Jones County, South Dakota does appropriate 50 percent share of the Special Use sales tax to the Chamber of Commerce for the City of Murdo with the above stipulations. Resolution #2013-13 A Resolution Setting Wages and Hours for Landfill Attendant WHEREAS, the City Council, in and for the City of Murdo, Jones County, South Dakota does find it necessary to set the hours and salary for the landfill attendant NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the wages and hours for the landfill attendant be as follows: HOURS: Wednesday's from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. (or 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. during winter hours) Saturday's from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. with an hour lunch break (some variations in hours may be done in winter and summer to accommodate the daylight hours better. Additional days and hours will be added in the spring, summer and fall months.) WAGES: $7.50 per hour, to be paid monthly and have a timesheet turned into the finance office. No overtime will be allowed. All Murdo City employees are at will employees and may be terminated for any reason upon two (2) weeks notice. Resolution #2013-14 A Resolution Setting the City Election Date WHEREAS, the City Council, in and for the City of Murdo, Jones County, South Dakota does find it necessary to determine a date for the annual city election, and WHEREAS, the City of Murdo has an option of combining the City election with the Jones County School District and/or Jones County, and
WHEREAS, by holding a joint election it will save money and resources. NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the City Council, in and for the City of Murdo, Jones County, South Dakota sets the City election date as the first Tuesday in June to be in combination with the Jones County School District and/or Jones County if they are agreeable to this. Being no further business, council adjourned at 9:25 p.m. Krysti Barnes, City Finance Officer Published February 7, 2013, at the total approximate cost of $429.52.
Notice of Position Open
Jones County School District #37-3 The Jones County School District has the following position open for the current 2012-2013 school year: Track Coach Send letter of application or resume to Jones County School District Attn: Larry Ball, PO Box 109, Murdo, SD 57559 or call 605-669-2258 for more information. Position open until filled. Published February 7 & 14, 2013, at the total approximate cost of $12.35.
Notice of Resolution and Order Vacating Roadway
Supervisor Roghair of Okaton Township, Jones County, South Dakota, presented the following Resolution and Order and moved for its adoption: WHEREAS, a Petition having been received asking that Okaton Township vacate border section line highways described as: That existing public right-ofway which includes the statutory right of way and any right of way acquired by Deed (s) lying on the section line highway between Sections 13 & 24, between Sections 14 & 23, between Sections 23 & 26, and between Sections 4 & 5 , Township 2S, Range 27E, Jones County, South Dakota; said road being approximately 66 feet in width and approximately one (1) mile each in length; and further said Petition being in proper form and executed by more than the required number of electors of Okaton Township; and further it having been determined that a vacation of said section line highway will better serve the public convenience; and that further this Petition having come on at a special meeting of the Board; and said Supervisors having considered said matter and being fully advised in the premises and considering it advisable to do so; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, AND IT IS HEREBY ORDERED: That existing public right-of-way which includes the statutory right of way and any right of way acquired by Deed (s) lying on the section line highway between Sections 13 & 24, between Sections 14 & 23, between Sections 23 & 26, and between Sections 4 & 5 , Township 2S, Range 27E, Jones County, South Dakota; said road being approximately 66 feet in width and approximately one (1) mile each in length; Be and the same is hereby declared to be vacated; and further that a copy of this Resolution and Order be spread in the minutes of the Okaton Township Board; IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that said Resolution shall be published in the official/legal newspaper of the respective township once each week for two (2) consecutive weeks; and that after such publication, such highway shall be, after a lapse of thirty (30) days after the last publication thereof, vacated without further proceedings unless appealed as provided by law; and that the Clerk herein is further ordered and directed to cause to be recorded a true and correct copy of this Resolution and Order in the office of the Register of Deeds in and for Jones County, South Dakota; The Motion was made by Supervisor Roghair and was seconded by Supervisor Daum and upon roll call, the vote was as follows: Supervisors: Chairman Bill Wyly -- Yes; Henry Roghair -- Yes; Ken Daum – Yes. Published February 7 & 14, 2013, at the total approximate cost of $115.67.
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