Murdo Coyote, January 10, 2013

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Sports events rides
The Jones County School Dis-
trict is offering free in-town
rides to any of our home activi-
ties (sporting events, music con-
certs etc.) for senior citizens liv-
ing in Murdo. For more informa-
tion or to request a ride, call the
high school at 669-2258 no later
than 3 p.m. on the day of the
Trading Pages Library
The Trading Pages library at
the Murdo Coyote is open Mon-
day through Wednesday from 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday as
open. There are many new books
available. Stop in and check one
out. Anyone willing to help keep
the library organized is asked to
call Ella Fuhrer at 669-2636.
EMT training February 1
The Jones County Ambulance
is looking to expand their EMT
members and would like to have
anyone who might be interested
in becoming an EMT to let them
know. They have set a date for
February 1, 2013 for the first
EMT training. Watch the Coyote
Briefs in the future for more
information regarding the train-
Anyone with an interest or
anyone with questions that the
ambulance crew could answer
are asked to call and leave a
message at 669-3125 or to call
Tammy Van Dam at 530-7553.
J.C. School Board
The Jones County School Dis-
trict #37-3 will hold their
monthly meeting Monday, Jan.
14 at 7 p.m. at the high school
library. The public is encouraged
to attend.
South Central RC&D
South Central RC&D will be
holding a meeting on January
17, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. at the
Jones County Seniors for Ser-
vice Building located at 115
Main St., Murdo. The public is
welcome to attend.
U.M.Y.F meets Jan. 16
U.M.Y.F will be meeting again
on Wednesday, January 16 at
the Murdo United Methodist
Church. Junior U.M.Y.F. (grades
fifth through eighth) meets from
3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Senior
U.M.Y.F. (grades ninth through
twelfth) meets at 7:00 p.m. Fol-
lowing a light supper, Senior
U.M.Y.F. youth will discuss Pas-
tor Rick Warren’s book, “What
On Earth Am I Here For?” All
are welcome to attend.
Caring and Sharing
The Caring and Sharing can-
cer support group will meet on
Monday, January 14 at 7:00 p.m.
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White River
Bennett Co.
2:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
Jones Co.
8 p.m
Stanley Co.
7th place
1 p.m.
2:30 p.m.
8 p.m.
3rd place
6:30 p.m.
Jones County 45th Annual
Invitational Basketball
January 10-11-12, 2013
Doors open 45 minutes prior to each session.
**No passes or activity tickets will be
accepted at the Invitational Tournament
Adults: $5.00
Students K-12: $3.00
Jim Johnston and
Jolene Brown to speak at 34th
Annual Ranchers Workshop
The 34th Annual Ranchers
Workshop is scheduled for Tues-
day, January 15, 2013, at the Com-
munity Events Center in White
River, S.D. Registration begins at
9:00 a.m. (CST) The program
begins at 9:45 and the day’s
events will end around 3:15.
The Ranchers Workshop is free
to the public. Vendor booths will
be available at the Expo to view
all day. Booths vary from informa-
tional booths to booths that cover
animal health, human health,
home care and more.
The main speaker for the day
will be Jolene Brown, CSPProfes-
sional Speaker, and Champion
for Agriculture. Brown lives on a
farm in east central Iowa and
has been speaking professionally
for agriculture for over 20 years.
Brown will be addressing the
human side of agriculture during
her presentation entitled “The
Top Ten Stupid Things Families
Do to Break up Their Business”.
Brown will give the attendees the
tools they need to improve their
productivity, profitability and
family relationships. She will dis-
cuss in-laws, off-site family and
estates, transition of the family
business and the importance of
communication and meetings.
In the afternoon, Brown will mod-
erate a panel of experts including
an Accountant, Attorney and a
Financial Advisor to give atten-
dees advice on financial analysis,
legal documents and answer
questions from the audience.
Dr. Travis Van Anne, Profes-
sional Service Veterinarian from
Boehringer-Ingelheim Vetmedica
(BIV),Inc. will speak on Drought
Issues and Pasture Health. Dr.
Van Anne will be available all day
at an informational booth to
answer your animal health ques-
The Ranchers Workshop is
coordinated by Mellette and Todd
County Conservation Districts,
Natural Resource Conservation
Service (NRSC), Mellette/Todd
County Farm Service Agency
(FSA), South Central Resources
Conservation and Development
Council (South Central RC&D)
and the Rosebud Extension
For additional questions about
the program and the expo booths
contact (605) 259-3252 Ext. 3.
Thune, Applebee to be honored
at 45th annual basketball tourney
For 45 years, people from across
South Dakota have been making
their way to Murdo during mid-
January to watch three full days of
basketball action at the Jones
County Invitational, and this Fri-
day night two of the men who
started it all back in 1969 will be
recognized and honored for their
Harold Thune and Jerald
Applebee had been serving the
then Murdo High School as teach-
ers and coaches and the ending of
the Three Rivers Conference boys
basketball tournament prompted
them to come up with an alterna-
tive tournament for the central
South Dakota teams to participate
in. Working with Superintendent
Maurice Haugland, they decided
to have the tournament follow the
state tournament format, which
included eight teams playing over
three days.
Thune had a stellar career in
basketball in high school and col-
lege. As a senior in 1937, he led his
Murdo Coyote team to the state
tournament championship game
where they lost to Doland. Despite
the loss, Thune was chosen to the
All-Tournament Team as the team
captain. He then went on to attend
the University of Minnesota where
he helped his team’s record
improve each of the seasons he
played. As a result, he was chosen
by his team as their MVP his jun-
ior year.
Following a stint in the United
States Navy where he was award-
ed the Distinguished Flying Cross,
Thune moved back to Murdo to
raise his family and help with his
father’s hardware store. He joined
the Murdo High School staff in
1963, as a teacher, coach and even-
tually the athletic director. He
taught a variety of subjects and
initially served as the assistant
football and basketball coach
under Applebee. He took the head
girls basketball coaching job in
1975 and held that position until
1981. He retired from the school in
1984, after 21 years of service.
Thune was inducted into the
South Dakota Basketball Hall of
Fame in 2010, and will be induct-
ed into the South Dakota Sports
Hall of Fame in April 2013, for his
athletic accomplishments.
Applebee was a three-sport ath-
lete for Bonesteel High School in
football, basketball and track
before attending Southern State
Teachers College and playing bas-
ketball while earning his Bache-
lor’s Degree in education. He came
to Murdo High School in 1962,
where he coached football, basket-
ball and track and taught Ameri-
can History and government class-
es. He took over as principal in
1971, after earning his Masters
Degree from Black Hills State Col-
lege and as the athletic director in
1984. Throughout his coaching
career he had a 35-26 overall
record in football and 163-132 in
basketball. Applebee retired from
the Jones County School District
in 1994, but has still served as a
mentor to the administrators that
have followed him and can still be
found at most of the athletic
events for the Coyotes.
Because of Thune’s and Apple-
bee’s accomplishments as athletes,
teachers, coaches, administrators
and mentors, the Jones County
School Board and the Murdo City
Council have chosen to make it
known that the Murdo City Audi-
torium shall be renamed as the
Harold Thune Auditorium and the
playing floor shall be called the
Jerald Applebee Court. A dedica-
tion ceremony will be held during
halftime of the second game of Fri-
day evening’s tournament session.
The 45th Annual Jones County
Invitational Basketball Tourna-
ment tips off Thursday afternoon
at 1 p.m. with White River taking
on Kadoka Area. That game will
be followed by Colome against
Bennett County. The evening ses-
sion opens at 6:30 with Lyman ver-
sus Philip, and Jones County will
take on Stanley County to close
out the first day of games.
Harold Thune Jerald Applebee
Turner Youth propose city
park trail enhancements
by Karlee Barnes
The city council held their first
meeting of the new year on Mon-
day, January 7. Council members
present included: Arnie Waddell,
Mike Jost, Wayne Esmay, Jay
Drayer, Joe Connot and Mayor
Dave Geisler. Also present includ-
ed: Krysti Barnes, Jerry Hathe-
way, John Weber, Tony Benda,
Jewell Bork, Kevin Moore, Val
Feddersen, Zach Hespe, Calli
Glaze, Connor Venard, Jackson
Volmer, Wyatt Walker, Deb
Vollmer and Karlee Barnes.
The agenda and minutes were
approved, as well as one building
permit submitted by Ashley Hunt
for a fence in her yard. Ray Erik-
son approved the measurements
prior to the meeting, and the coun-
cil approved the permit.
The Turner Youth Foundation
was well represented in their pro-
posal during the public area.
Moore spoke on behalf of the
organization, telling the council
that they had a proposal, as well
as questions about the grant the
city had recently received to build
a trail at the city park.
The Turner Youth Foundation
would like to develop an outdoor
classroom along the proposed trail.
Feddersen told the council that
grants were available through the
conservation district to help fund
the project.
Moore told the council that
while members of the Turner
Youth Foundation visited Ted
Turner’s Montana ranch in Sep-
tember, the group was advised to
focus on outdoor and nature when
planning community projects.
The proposed outdoor classroom
would include nature and wildlife
stations along the trail. Moore told
the council that these stations
would more than likely require
some sort of watering system. He
also said that approximately
$6,000-$8,000 of this year’s Turner
Youth funding will be allocated to
the proposed trail enhancements.
Those representing the Turner
Youth Foundation also said that
the stations along the trail could
develop gradually. Moore then
asked the council members if they
thought the proposal was feasible,
if they had any questions and
what the next steps will be to get
the project going.
Connot made the suggestion
about taking water from the park
dam for the watering system and
Mayor Geisler asked who would be
in charge of continually maintain-
ing the outdoor campus. Bork said
that the Turner Youth discussed
asking different businesses in
town to volunteer to take care of
areas along the trail.
Moore said that there is still a
lot of research that needed to be
done. The council agreed they
were on board with anything that
the Turner Youth Foundation
wanted to do to enhance the park.
Tony Benda then addressed the
council, representing himself.
Benda said that he was concerned
about the current function of the
rain gutter on the auditorium. He
said that the gutter drains onto
the sidewalk, which poses a dan-
gerous situation as it turns into
ice. He told the council that the
water needed to be directed away
from the building, and although he
realizes that this takes funding, he
thinks it is something that needs
to be addressed.
Mayor Geisler said that he
agrees that the gutters need to be
bigger. The council agreed to take
the issue into consideration.
Vouchers were approved, and
Sheriff Weber presented the sher-
iff ’s report. Weber asked Hathe-
way if there was an animal kennel
in the city shed located on the west
end of Second Street. Hatheway
said that there was, but it wasn’t
in very good shape. Weber wanted
to make sure that there was a
place to take animals that may be
left stranded in vehicles after an
accident on the Interstate or high-
Weber then addressed the issue
of the need for more law enforce-
ment presence. He said that the
current crime in town has been
steady, and will likely get worse.
Drayer asked Weber if he thinks
the situation would be better if
there was another deputy to assist
the sheriff and current deputy.
Weber said he believes that it
He also addressed the issue of
enforcing city ordinances such as
parking issues, barking dogs and
unruly yards. He said that he will
not just go after one problem. He
said that he agrees with the clean
up of the town, but he and Deputy
Sylva do not have time to fairly
enforce all of the city ordinances.
Weber mentioned that grants
are available for law enforcement
before the sheriff ’s report was
The board approved Hatheway’s
street report, and as Ray Erikson
was absent, there was no water
report. Barnes mentioned that she
had been working with Terri
Volmer at the Register of Deeds
office to clear up issues with legal
descriptions concerning property
in Murdo. Barnes’s finance report
was also approved.
Old business was next on the
agenda, and Deb Vollmer
appeared at the meeting to discuss
the liquor license for Anchor Inn.
Vollmer admitted to being negli-
gent when it came to renewing the
license, and apologized to the
council. Her license was then
The council also made a first
reading on a trailer house ordi-
nance and a vehicle parking ordi-
New business included the
approval of a property easement
on the airport land for construc-
tion on Highway 83 and the coun-
cil approved an alcohol use permit
for Cole Stoner for his wedding
reception on March 16 in the audi-
Jones County News
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East Side News
by Janet Louder • 669-2696
Paul and Katherine Patterson
and Rebecca Buxcel of Sidney,
Mont., left for Christmas in El
Paso, Texas. on December 21.
They had Christmas dinner at the
home of Bruce and Vilma Patter-
son. Dale and Vicki Fredericksen
of Sierra Blanca, Texas. joined
them for Christmas dinner. It
was the first time since 1991 the
three members of the Patterson
family had been together for
Christmas. Paul and Katherine
also spent a day and night visiting
with Dale and Vicki Fredericksen
in Sierra Blanca. Joshua and
Valerie Fredericksen did Paul's
chores while he was gone.
Valerie's family, Jerry, Denise,
and Randy Schoenbeck, coming
from Red Bud, Ill., staying at the
Patterson home, had Christmas
with Joshua and Valerie in Drap-
Jeff & Kristi Vlietstra, Will and
Walker, Rapid City, S.D., arrived
at the Valburg ranch on December
24 to spend Christmas with their
family. Jeff ’s mother, Barb Vliet-
stra of Stickney, also came on
Monday. Enjoying Christmas Day
with them was Bill and Cindy Val-
burg, Chad and Jarred, and Barry
and Missy Valburg, Mallory and
Sunny. The Vlietstra’s left for
their respective homes on
Wednesday. Will and Walker
spent the week with Grandma
and Grandpa Valburg. They also
stayed with Bill and Cindy part of
the time. Grandpa took them to
Kadoka January 2 to meet their
mother and continue on home.
Bill and Ellen had previously
attended Will and Walker’s
church program on December 12.
Mike and Maggie Herr of Bis-
marck, N.D., spent December 29
to January 1 with Barry and
Missy, Mallory and Sunny Val-
Well, here we are, another year.
Not much has changed. I did put
up a new calendar and with that I
turned over another year! Speak-
ing of which, Nelva and Janet
Louder spent Friday in Pierre,
and Janet was taken out for lunch
and supper (two of her favorite
past times!) They stopped in at
Parkwood for a visit and coffee.
They visited Mona Sharp. Janet's
friend, Bessie Husband, was also
there visiting and saw several
Now to back up to December
Vicki Hullinger brought Christ-
mas goodies to Alice Horsley and
stayed for a visit before Christ-
Welcome home, Helen Louder.
Helen flew away December 20 to
Albuquerque to spend the holi-
days with son Robby and wife
Penny. Christmas Eve was at the
Louders along with Penny's
cousins, Mindy and Meredith.
Christmas Day, the above group
spent with Penny's sister, Dodie
and Darwin. While in Albu-
querque, the Louders took in the
Rte. 66 casino. Helen even made a
little money there, or so she says!
They went to a Japanese restau-
rant where they cook in front of
you; that was a first for Helen.
She said the food was good. They
attended church in Old Town,
guessing it was an original
church. To sum it up, it was all in
all a good time, but she is glad to
be home.
Troy and Jody Iversen and boys
of Lismore, Minn., arrived on
December 28 for a belated Christ-
mas dinner with all the trimmings
at Gerald and Wanda Mathews.
Curt and Odie Horsley stopped in
for a visit. Troy, Jody and the boys
spent Saturday at Grandma Ruth
Iversen's for dinner and an
Iversen family Christmas get
together. They left for home on
I finally caught up with Penny
Dowling – she tells me prior to
Christmas, she was busy taking in
grandkids' school and church
Christmas programs and ball
games in Alpena, Sioux Falls and
Canton. So Christmas with
daughter Amy and family was
while she was in Canton. Trent
and Kristen Dowling and family of
Sioux Falls spent the Christmas
weekend with Terry and Penny.
Christmas Day and Wednesday,
Troy and Stacie Dowling and fam-
ily were here.
Ken and Carmen Miller had an
early Christmas on December 22
in Sioux Falls with Karissa and
friend Ben, Kia, Clayton and
friend Becca. On December 23,
Ken, Carmen, Karissa and Kia
flew to Playa del Carmen in Mex-
ico for their Christmas holiday. In
Ken's words, they played tourist
(they did things you wouldn't
catch me doing!), parasailing,
Local News
by Jody Lebeda • 669-2526
• jody1945@gmail.com
We are enjoying a January
thaw!! It is very welcome, now we
should get rid of the ice and snow
and can start over again. The hol-
idays are now behind us and it is
time to get back to a more normal
schedule. School started today,
but there were games all week-
end; some really good ones, too.
Friday many Murdoites came
to wish Carol Cressy well as she
is retiring from the Clerk of
Court’s office. Many friends from
over the years were there as well
to wish her well.
Our condolences to the Tom
Trethaway family. Tom was called
home on Saturday; his funeral
was on Tuesday at the Methodist
Church at 2:00 p.m.
Wanda and Russell Olson have
been busy going to grandsons
Wyatt and Austin Olson‘s basket-
ball tournaments. Suffice it to say,
their teams both won. Go boys!!
June Nix and Wanda Olson
attended the retirement party for
Carol Cressy held at the court
house. On Monday Wanda had
coffee with Irene Brink and
Norma from Philip.
Lola and Orville Anderson are
home from their trip to California,
and they are glad to be back.
Pastor Greenseth is home after
a short vacation in Texas with his
Wilma Ahlers from Flandreau,
S.D,, Lila Mae Christian, Helen
McMillan and Glenna Moore
enjoyed lunch at a local cafe in
Murdo on Saturday.
Christmas Eve Day dinner
guests at the parental home of Mel
and Clarice Roghair included Laurel
and Darin Schriever and family of
Rock Rapids, Iowa; Brice and Anne
Roghair and children of Isabel; Brad
and Shawna Roghair and daughters
of Okaton; Lonnie and Becky
Roghair and family of Isabel; and
Lucas Campbell of Draper. The
Schrievers were also present for
Christmas Day dinner, then headed
for home in the afternoon.
Lonnie, Becky and family drove
to Kentucky to spend time with the
Gleason family and visit other
friends and family members of
Becky. Lonnie flew home a few days
later to haul hay and take care of
chores and cattle. Becky and the
children will be returning later next
Marty Roghair and family spent
Christmas in Illinois with family.
Raymond and Joyce Roghair
spent a few days on the road, taking
Joyce's mother back to her home in
Clarice Roghair drove to Fort
Thompson Saturday morning where
she picked up Jessie's Lynn birth
parents, Bill and Barb. The roads
were slick and dangerous by the
time the threesome arrived back in
Murdo for the basketball games.
Cars, pickups and trailers were in
the ditch east of Murdo with semi-
trucks in the same predicament
west of Murdo. Bill and Barb were
able to watch their youngest child
play in the Junior Varsity game
with an easy win. They also got to
hear Jess sing the national anthem
before the Varsity game. After that
game, Mel Roghair and Jessie drove
the couple back to their home.
Jessie reported the roads were okay
except for some slippery spots
around Draper and Vivian.
Elaine Roghair and grandson
Jack Henry visited Harriet Note-
boom at the care center two differ-
ent days last week while Grandma
Elaine was taking care of the baby
and his parents teaching school.
Clarice Roghair also called on Har-
riet on Monday. She also visited
Mary Ellen Herbaugh and Kate
DeVries at the center.
When you are in Murdo for the
Invitational Tournament this week-
end, stop up at the Senior Center on
Saturday. A winter fair begins at
11:00 a.m., which includes nine ven-
dors, silent auctions, door prizes
and a potato feed with baked good-
ies, too. See ad elsewhere in this
ziplining, toured underground
caves, visited the Mayan Ruins,
plus many, many more sights and
adventures. It was a great time!
They returned home on New
Years Eve.
Lila Mae Christian's daughter,
Pat, picked her up on December
21, then onto Miller to spend a
couple of days with Pat's son,
Chris and Christina Kruml and
boys. From there, they went to
Valparaiso, Neb., to Pat's daugh-
ter, Shanna and Cody Potter and
Amirah, for Christmas. They
spent three days there. On their
way home, they stopped in Free-
man and spent time with
son/brother Doug, Pam and Ray.
Lila Mae reports there was lots of
eating and talking, and they had
nice weather for most of their
How many of you have attend-
ed an outdoor wedding in the mid-
dle of winter? Well, Nelva and
Janet Louder did; that was a first.
Their grandniece, Brook Byrd and
fiance, Jose Venales, were mar-
ried in the backyard of her sister,
Keena and hubby Dylan's place in
Kadoka on Saturday, December
29. There was a good layer of
snow; it was cold, but no wind.
Lots of white lights, so it was pret-
ty. Jose is from Venezuela, and his
parents, brothers and family were
there. Some didn't speak English.
Dylan performed the ceremony,
which he did in both English and
Spanish, which was neat. After,
the reception/dinner/dance was
held at the warm Club 27. Those
Venezuelans can dance! Under-
stand the coldest it gets there is
70 degrees; it was in the 20's Sat-
urday night, but they loved the
snow. They had to buy winter
clothes when they got to S.D. The
couple live in Sioux Falls. Brook is
the granddaughter of Deanna and
the late Larry Byrd, and the
daughter of Harvey and Karen
Byrd, all of Kadoka.
Alice Horsley visited Anna
Marie and Vicki Hullinger on
Monday, December 31.
Dorothy and Brad Louder visit-
ed Dwight in Kadoka on Friday.
Penny Dowling and Carmen
Miller met Melanie Miller Stampe
at the Assembly of God Church on
Saturday for a bridal shower for
Melanie's son, Justin's bride-to-
be, Bradi Porch, hosted by his sis-
ter Ashley.
A retirement open house was
held for Carol Cressy at the court-
house on Friday. As Nelva and
Janet Louder were out of town,
they missed it. Wishing you the
best in your retirement, Carol.
Betty Mann hosted a New
Years Day dinner for Gen Liffen-
gren, Bev Andrews and Earl
Brady Schmidt and a friend
from Brookings spent a couple of
days this week at Kim and Tony's.
They were back to hunt, but I did-
n't find out if they were successful
or not.
Maurice Kochenderfer, 100, of
Sioux Falls passed away recently.
"Koke" and wife Sylvia and family
lived in Draper years ago as he
was superintendent at the Draper
school. Our sympathy to his fami-
Kathie Mason spent Saturday
with parents Eldon and Esther
Magnuson and helped put away
Christmas decorations.
Ray and Janice Pike met
camper friends from Mt. Vernon
and Mitchell in Mitchell for Sun-
day dinner and lots of visiting.
They also took in the ball games
Friday and Saturday held in
Rosa Lee Styles attended a
Master Gardener luncheon and
meeting held Saturday at the
White River museum.
Betty Mann spent Friday in
Pierre and also visited Helen
DeRyk. That evening she met Gen
Liffengren and Virginia Louder in
Murdo for supper.
In talking to Audrey Mathews,
she said the main thing she and
Philip have been doing is follow-
ing the ball games as grandkids,
Philip and Madison, are on the
On Sunday, Donna Kinsley,
Sonja Booth and Terry Severyn
traveled to Rapid City and met
friend and former neighbor Gayle
Ryan for lunch and shopping.
Donna's daughter, Courtney
Gould and Ruby, met the gals
later in the day.
The community extends their
sympathy to the family of Tom
Trethaway of Murdo, who passed
away Saturday.
Grandson Casey Miller visited
Nelva and Janet Louder on
Nelva and Janet Louder visited
over cards at Dorothy and Brad
Louder's on Sunday afternoon.
Karen Authier attended church
Sunday with her mom, Margaret
Rankin, and brother Greg; then
out for dinner.
West Side News
Tom Trethaway
Tom Trethaway, 70 of Murdo,
died Saturday, January 5 at Rapid
City Hospice of the Hills. Memori-
al services were held on Tuesday,
January 8, at the Murdo
Methodist Church with Pastor
Rick Hazen officiating.
Tom was born in Wilkes-Barre,
Pa., to Albert Thomas II and
Dorothy (Llewellyn) Trethaway.
He grew up in Newark, N.J., Bing-
hamton, N.Y., East Aurora, N.Y.,
Franklin, Pa., and Wellesley,
He was united in marriage to
Carolyn Borkoski on June 30, 1984
in Hudson, Mass. Tom worked as a
mechanic, was a pro-bowler, stock-
car driver in the Northeast,
Schwan’s driver and in tourism in
South Dakota. He enjoyed bowl-
ing, fishing, auto racing, sheep,
horses, chickens and dogs. He was
an avid Boston Red Sox and New
England Patriots fan.
Tom is survived by his wife Car-
olyn of Murdo; daughter Dana of
Murdo; three sons: David and
Dawn of Beverly, Mass., James
and Stephanie of Westford, Mass.,
and John and Laura of Salem,
Mass.; four grandchildren; sister
Diane and William Krueger and
their three children, and special
neighbor Dean Faber.
Memorials may be directed to
the Jones County Ambulance.
Maurice “Koke” Kochenderfer
Maurice "Koke" Kochenderfer,
100, passed away peacefully at
home in the presence of his family.
He was born January 12, 1912, the
third and last child of Adolph and
Laura (Benz) Kochenderfer, on
their farm near Hendricks, Minn.
He became an exceptional high
school athlete and was recruited to
Augustana College in Sioux Falls
by coach Ole Odney in 1930.
At Augustana he excelled, and
became the captain of the football,
basketball and track teams, as
well as wrestling. He earned 13
letters and was inducted into the
Augustana Athletic Hall of Fame
in 1972. He was elected student
body president, worked through-
out his college career and majored
in Physical Education and Mathe-
matics, graduating in 1934. He
coached a year at Augustana
before continuing his education at
Green Bay, Wis., receiving his
Master's degree in 1937, while also
working for the YMCA. He took a
coaching and teaching position in
At Augustana College he met
the love of his life, Sylvia Kilness,
although graduate school, work,
the Great Depression and WWII
forestalled their marriage until
1945. Koke entered the U.S. Army
in 1941, and served four years in
England. Upon his return home,
he and Sylvia were married in
December 1945 in Sioux Falls,
where she was working at the air-
base teaching Morse code.
Koke and Cy made their early
home in Hot Springs, where he
worked for the VA and refereed
local high school sports. He then
became Superintendent of many
small schools in the communities
of Buffalo Gap, Fairfax, Mount
Vernon and Draper, during which
he also coached and taught mathe-
matics. In 1966 they moved to
Sioux Falls with their three chil-
dren, Camilla, Kristi and Randy,
who all subsequently graduated
from Augustana. He opened
Koke's Realty and worked as a
broker until he retired in 1977.
After his retirement he contin-
ued to enjoy watching all sports,
playing tennis, skiing in Colorado,
and hunting pheasant and deer.
He had a deep, rumbling laugh
and enjoyed his family, chess,
bridge, sweet corn and anything
chocolate. He was a model of
patience and kindness.
His home was always open to
friends, family and the many
acquaintances they had gathered
over the years. It was a pleasant,
welcoming, Christian environment
where all were invited. Koke and
Cy were married for 63 wonderful
years, until her passing in 2008.
He lived the last few years at the
homes of his daughters, Kristi in
Colorado Springs and Camilla in
San Diego.
He is predeceased by his wife,
Sylvia; son, Randal; and sisters,
Luella Haueter and Elsie Ningen.
He is survived by his daughters,
Kristi (Joe) Quinn and Camilla
Kochenderfer; two grandchildren,
Erika (Andy) Troyer and Brandon
(Heather) Quinn; and two great-
Funeral services were held on
Thursday, January 3, at Our Sav-
iors Lutheran Church Chapel with
burial at Hills of Rest Memorial
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be sent to Augustana College
Athletic Fund, 2001 S. Summit
Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57197.
An online guestbook is available
at www.heritagesfsd.com.
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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.
Murdo United Methodist Church
Pastor Rick Hazen • Corner of E. 2nd and Jefferson Ave.
Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m. and Fellowship Time • Sunday School: 10:30 a.m.
United Methodist Women: 1st Wednesday at 2 p.m. • ALL WELCOME!
Okaton Evangelical Free Church
Okaton I–90 Exit 183 • Pastor Gary McCubbin • 605–837–2233 (Kadoka)
Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. (CT) • Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. (CT)
Messiah Lutheran Church
308 Cedar, Murdo, S.D. • Pastor Ray Greenseth
Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. • Sunday School: 10 a.m. • Bible Study: Tuesday 7 a.m.
Thursday 9:30 a.m. • Midweek: Wednesday 3:15 p.m.
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
Draper, S.D. • Pastor Ray Greenseth
Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. • Bible Study: Wednesday 9 a.m.
Community Bible Church
410 Washington, Murdo, S.D. • Pastor Alvin Gwin • 669–2600
Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. • Sunday School: 9:45 a.m.
Wed. Night Bible Study: 7 p.m.
Best Western
First National
669–2414 • Member F.D.I.C.
PHONE: 669–2271 FAX: 669–2744
Super 8
Dakota Prairie
Draper and Presho
669–2401 • Member F.D.I.C.
A Clear Conscience
by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam
With the knowledge of good and evil man came into the possession of conscience. Asense of blameworthiness smote him when he committed, or even
contemplated committing, evil. This has been so ever since. The Bible tells us that even the most ungodly and benighted heathen “show the work of the
law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the meanwhile accusing or else excusing one another” (Rom. 2:15).
It is true that man’s conscience can be violated so often that it becomes calloused or, as St. Paul puts it: “seared with a hot iron” (I Tim. 4:2), but events
or incidents can take place which suddenly awaken the conscience and make it sensitive again. Many a person has indulged in “the pleasures of sin” more
and more freely until, suddenly, his sin has found him out and his conscience has caught up with him to condemn him day and night and make life itself
The Bible teaches that all men outside of Christ are, to some degree, troubled by guilty consciences and certainly most are “through fear of death…
all their lifetime subject to bondage” (Heb. 2:15). But it also teaches that “Christ died for our sins” so that, our penalty having been paid, we might be
delivered from a guilty conscience.
The works and ceremonies of the Mosaic Law could never accomplish this, but sincere and intelligent believers in Christ, having been “once purged,”
have “no more conscience of sins” (Heb. 9:14; 10:1,2). They are, to be sure, conscious of their sins, but they are no longer tortured by a forever-con-
demning conscience, for they know that the penalty for all their sins, from the cradle to the coffin, was fully met by Christ at Calvary.
This is not to imply that even a sincere believer may not be troubled about offending the One who paid for his sins, but he knows that the judgment
for these sins is past. Thus he earnestly seeks, like Paul, “to have always a conscience void of offence toward God and toward man” (Acts 24:16).
Two minutes with the bible
Daughter of Felicia Barnes
& Michael Toledo –
Ignacio, CO
Maternal Grandparents:
Todd & Krysti Barnes - Murdo, SD
Linda Barnes - Fallon, NV
Maternal Great-Grandparents:
Gene & Becky Barnes - Mesa, AZ
Connie & Larry Baedke -
Scottsdale, AZ
Paternal Grandparents:
Julie Fletcher - Ignacio, CO
Mike Toledo - Harlingen, TX
Paternal Great-
The late Jimmy &
Patricia Fletcher
Theresa Toledo - San Diego,
CA & the late Aniseto Toledo
Amaya Jae Toledo
November 27, 2012
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August 20, 2012 • 7 lbs, 4 oz • 20”
Parents: Dustin & Kristen Aske of Murdo
Big Sister: BreAna
Maternal Grandparents:
Mike Barnes - Murdo, SD
Susie Lyman - Murdo, SD
Maternal Great-Grandparents:
Gene & Becky Barnes - Mesa, AZ
Connie & Larry Baedke - Scottsdale, AZ
Deloris Iversen - Murdo, SD
Paternal Grandparents:
Kevin & Laura Louder - Draper, SD
Paternal Great-Grandparents:
Dwight & Dorothy Louder - Draper, SD
“Do not think of yourself more
highly than you ought, but rather
think of yourself with sober judg-
ment, in accordance with the
measure of faith God has given
you.” (Romans 12:3b)
God loves it when you worship
Him. After all, you were made to
worship God. God is the God of
community. He even says so in
the Bible when He declares many
times: “I am the God of Abra-
ham, Isaac, and Jacob.” You can-
not be a lone Christian and say
you worship God on your own,
especially if you fail to meet
weekly with other believers in
church. The church, after all, is
God’s idea. Meeting for a
Wednesday night church youth
group in someone’s home or in a
church is not the same as going
to church to worship God with
other believers on Sunday morn-
ing or Saturday night. Youth
group is just a part of church —
it’s not the total picture. Amen’s
or women’s Bible study is not
church. It’s just a part of it. God
wants you involved totally. That
means that you gather together
with people of all ages to worship
God — to be accountable to God
and to one another. That’s what
God wants from you and me. If
you are a follower — a disciple of
Jesus Christ — then you will be
in church on Sunday morning or
Saturday night with believers of
all ages — no matter how tired
you are. It’s not all about “You!”
God didn’t make you to “stay in
bed and sleep-in.” God made you
to worship Him and Him alone.
The Bible says that by doing all of
the other “man-made stuff,” you
are saying that YOU are more
important than GOD. John Wes-
ley would call you a “back-slider.”
Paul admonished the early
church to become “living sacri-
fices” to God. That means “total
surrender.” God wants “total sur-
render” from us today, too.
Robert Mortvedt, the interim
pastor of St. John’s Lutheran
Church in Alliance, Nebraska,
having been there just ten weeks,
wrote these words of concern in
this month’s newsletter. His sen-
timents speak for many of us:
“My observation and concern
has to do with worship atten-
dance, especially among the fam-
ilies with young children. Far too
many parents with young chil-
dren are simply not attending
worship services at least on a reg-
ular basis…maybe once every 4
to 6 weeks. My concern is what
we are Non-Verbally teaching our
children: i.e., that worship, God,
learning the faith, praising and
thanking God, etc., are simply
not important! Sleeping in, per-
sonal / family activities, etc., are
our highest priority! This con-
cerns me! In the light of the
tragedy in Newtown, Conn., I
hope it concerns all of us. We
can do better!
“Fortunately our God loves
and accepts us and in Holy Bap-
tism poured out the Holy Spirit
upon us, so God is ready to
empower us to BE the best peo-
ple, the best parents, the best
children, we can be. I urge all
of us, as this new year begins,
to develop a new habit of wor-
shiping together, that the
mercy and love and Grace of
God may be poured out upon us
quietly, and that you, and your
family, may grow and thrive as
a family unit. We, your church,
pray for you, and are always
ready to assist you. As you wor-
ship, learn, share, and serve
our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Let us begin a new habit for the
year — thinking more highly of
God than ourselves. God calls
us to worship Him, to fill the
churches. After all, if we can
fill the gym and sit for as long
as three to six hours sometimes,
two or three times a week, and
cheer on our local teams, surely
we can get out of bed and go to
church and Sunday school and
(“cheer-on”), worship God for
one or two hours once a week.
In some churches there may
also be concessions (a coffee and
cookies fellowship hour) either
before or after worship.
May God Bless you in 2013!
Seizing the Hope Set
Before Us ... Heb 6:18
by Pastor Rick Hazen, United Methodist Church, Murdo and Draper
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Letters to the Editor
Dear Editor,
On December 14th our nation
was shocked and saddened by the
tragic deaths of 26 teachers and
students at the Sandy Hook School
in Newtown, Connecticut and the
death of Nancy Lanza.
There has been a series of mul-
tiple shooting around our country
and the President has pledged to
do more to restrict guns.
But although guns were the
means to all these tragic deaths,
the common cause of so many of
these shootings has been untreat-
ed mental illness. Mental illness is
an issue that we don't like to talk
about but it can happen to anyone.
As a pastor along the Interstate
90, I often meet stranded travel-
ers who appear to have mental
and emotional issues that need
treatment. There are very few
resources to help them. All we can
do is give them a few dollars of gas
and a little food and hope that they
will find help somewhere. We
know that somewhere someone is
wondering where they are and
what has happened to them.
Solomon writes in the Book of
Proverbs, Speak up for those who
cannot speak for themselves. We
as a nation need to revise and
update the laws and the resources
that are available to people who
have mental illnesses and to their
families. Jesus said that we should
love our neighbor as much as we
love ourselves and this includes
those who are mentally ill and
their families.
Gary McCubbin,
Pastor at the Okaton Church
Dear Murdo Coyote Staff,
Happy New Year. I am starting
my 100th year, whether I reach it
or not is in God’s hands. My birth-
day is July 20, 1913. I have had a
good life and still enjoy reading
and playing games with some
friends and Joyce and family. Of
course, I watch tv – Wheel of For-
tune and Jeopardy, etc. Everyone
else has computers and text each
other. I’m too old for that, but it is
I’m renewing my subscription to
the Coyote. I look forward to it like
a letter from home. I’m glad Jody
is doing local news, and Janet is
faithful with Eastside. I like the
many pictures, Lookin’ Around,
Rev.’s Column, Two Minutes and
Clinic View – everything I guess.
Keep it up. My daughter, Joyce,
reads it, too.
Alice Tornow
Murdo Coyote
Murdo Coyote • January 10, 2013 • Page 4
was just enough off the arm to give
no support. As a result, I lost my
balance and dropped the short dis-
tance to the floor. I obviously land-
ed just wrong enough on the wrist
to make it complain while, at the
same time, my back got twisted a
little. Neither of these was severe
by any means, but they both occa-
sionally reminded me to move cir-
As you know, time is a great heal-
er in many cases, and all these
things righted themselves eventu-
ally—some with help from me and
some without. The heel thing went
on for many months but is now
finally gone thanks to buying arch
supports and doing exercises. The
other conditions were fortunately
brief. At present, my only com-
plaint is little cracks in the skin
around my fingernails which are
probably caused by dryness and
cold weather. I fix those by cover-
ing them with a drop of Super
Glue. That works although repeat-
ed treatments are sometimes nec-
essary. Other than that, the old
bod has been behaving itself of
When I consider things in gener-
al, however, I realize how lucky I
am healthwise. I have very little
to complain about. Although no
one is probably going to hire me as
a model for swimwear or under-
wear, this body of mine still allows
me to mostly do what I want with-
out causing much trouble. I can
walk, or even run if I want to. I
can drive. I can eat almost any-
thing that looks good to me and so
on. I have needed to visit doctors
very infrequently in my life.
When I look at other people around
me, I know I am very fortunate and
blessed. Certain loved ones,
friends or acquaintances have
much more to deal with than I do
such as those bothered by arthritis,
worn-out joints, chronic pains of
this and that, digestive miseries,
and so on. These complicated bod-
ies of ours have so many ways of
going bad that, when they are oper-
ating smoothly, it is a major cause
for rejoicing.
So, at the moment I am, thank-
fully, not a rambling wreck—not
even close. Memories of being one,
though, may prompt me to try to
eat a little more sensibly this year
and to get more exercise. It might
be a good idea to take good care of
this body of mine so it can continue
to serve me well. Guess I’ll at least
give it a try.
These bodies we run around in
sometimes cause us grief. I recall a
time in the middle of last year
when I felt somewhat like a ram-
bling wreck. There were just
enough parts of me that hurt to
make it preferable to stay motion-
At the time, I was still dealing
with a heel that had been giving
me trouble for several months. It
was a condition known as “plantar
fasciitis” and involves inflamma-
tion of a band of tissue that runs
across the bottom of your foot and
connects the heel bone to the toes.
It was probably caused by slopping
around the house in moccasins that
had no proper arch support and
had also worn unevenly thin on the
bottoms. The pain was at its
worst when I got up in the morn-
ings and made me limp some for a
Then, in an effort to fix things
according to Dr. K’s recommenda-
tions, I started doing an exercise
designed to bring relief. This
involved placing the balls of your
feet on a step and dropping the
heels down as much as possible to
stretch things. Well, that was all
fine and well and did help some,
but I obviously got too carried
away so that my one arch started
to click when I moved and then
sometimes hurt when I walked.
Eventually I learned to repeat the
exercises fewer times so as to avoid
arch problems, and to just stretch
longer at the bottom of the cycle.
Before catching on to that, of
course, I had to deal with a clicking
At the same time as the heel and
arch were causing trouble, one
sinus decided to plug up and cause
misery. Despite my home cure of
breathing in hot coffee steam and
vapors as much as possible, it still
would clog up part of the time and
cause pressure and discomfort.
Over-the-counter meds helped
some when I remembered to take
them, and the sinus behaved itself
part of the time, but still there
were times when nothing did much
Adding to those things, I also had
a wrist that throbbed when I
moved it wrong, and my back had
an occasional twinge. These latter
troubles were caused by a miscal-
culation one day in leaning down to
tend son Chance on the couch. I
thought I was going to lean on the
arm of the couch when, in fact, I
was only leaning on a pillow that
Lookin’ Around
• Syd Iwan •
CoCoRaHS Update
As a volunteer CoCoRaHS
observer, I recently received an e-
mail from one of the key people in
the CoCoRaHS (Community Col-
laborative Rain, Hail & Snow Net-
work) network, containing some
interesting information. He notes
that it has been 15 years since the
flash flood in Fort Collins, CO (July
28, 1997) occurred that started the
volunteer rain gauge network.
Since then it has been amazing
to watch CoCoRaHS grow and
spread. "Rain gauge champions"
have emerged in every state -- State
Climate offices, National Weather
Service meteorologists, and other
weather/water professionals -- to
help recruit and lead the "citizen
scientists" that make the network
He relates some impressive sta-
tistics for the project. 3,600,000
daily precipitation reports were
submitted in 2012 (We finally
reached our goal of more than
10,000 reports per day and even
exceeded 11,000 reports per day on
several occurrences). Approximate-
ly 18,000,000 daily reports have
been submitted since the project
began. Also, 6,000 Significant
Weather Reports, 530,000 Daily
Comments, 50,000 Multiday Pre-
cipitation reports, 1,561 Drought
Impact Reports, 11,484 Daily Evap-
otranspiration Reports and 3,043
Hail Reports have been submitted.
That is an incredible amount of
information that has been compiled
for an almost entirely volunteer
program. Like the individual says,
CoCoRaHS doesn't "just happen".
They have a small but skilled and
enthusiastic staff that makes the
whole program tick. They current-
ly receive support from NOAA and
the National Science Foundation
for the educational goals of the proj-
ect. In Colorado, several water
utilities provide annual support to
maintain ongoing data collection.
And donations are especially impor-
tant as they work to sustain CoCo-
One might take a quick look at
the CoCoRaHS website, www.coco-
rahs.org and think it’s interesting
to see where rain, hail or snow fell
around the country that day, but
what happens to all that informa-
tion? Granted, much of it never gets
looked at, but plenty of it does, and
the website is set up so that any of
the data can be easily retrieved. I
was asked earlier this fall if I could
provide somewhere online that
would show just how little rainfall
south-central SD had received this
summer. I immediately thought of
CoCoRaHS and the “View Data”
For this article, I picked three
volunteer observer stations whose
reporters regularly report their pre-
cipitation, one north of Vivian, SD,
my station here in Winner, SD, and
a station near Marion, SD, also in a
severely drought affected area. It’s
quite remarkable that from
7/1/2012 to 1/3/2013, those 3 sta-
tions received 2.42”, 2.14” and 4.53”
of precipitation. That’s dry.
Consider joining the CoCoRaHS
network by visiting
www.cocorahs.org and clicking
“Join CoCoRaHS”.
Private Pesticide Applicator
Certification Meetings
PAT meetings have been added to
the calendar below. For a complete
listing, visit: http://www.sdstate.
1/9/2013 – Ag CEO, 5:30 pm CST,
Winner Regional Extension Center,
Winner, SD
1/11/2013 – PAT, 1:00 pm MST,
Library Learning Center, Martin,
1/14/2013 – PAT, 1:30 pm
CST/12:30 pm MST, Pierre, Winner,
Lemmon & Rapid City Regional
Extension Centers
1/15/2013 – PAT, 1:00 pm CST,
Fire Hall, Presho, SD
1/15/2013 – Ranchers Workshop,
9:00 am CST, Community Events
Center, White River, SD
1/16/2013 – Ranchers Workshop,
9:30 am CST, SDSU Regional
Extension Center, Winner, SD
1/28/2013 – PAT, 1:00 pm CST,
Burke Civic Center, Burke, SD
1/31/2013 – PAT, 1:00 pm MST,
Pennington County Extension Cen-
ter, Rapid City, SD
2/12/2013 – PAT, 1:00 pm MST,
Mueller Civic Center, Hot Springs,
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
Extension News
• Bob Fanning (605) 842-1267 •
Good Morning!
You know it’s a
good morning
when you wake
up with
everything you
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Why Noem voted to
avert the fiscal cliff
by Rep. Kristi Noem
For the weeks leading up to
New Year's Day 2013, the talk was
not of ball drops, fireworks or New
Year’s resolutions. Instead, it was
about the "fiscal cliff;" when the
largest tax increase in American
history and across the board
spending cuts would take effect
and threaten to tip America's weak
economy back into recession.
Congress knew this cliff was
coming for more than a year. In
fact, it was a cliff of Washington’s
own making. That is why the
House got to work to avert the cliff
months ago. In June, we voted to
replace the across the board
spending cuts with more targeted
reductions. In August, we voted to
extend tax relief for all Americans,
which was set to expire on Janu-
ary 1 and would have resulted in
an enormous tax increase on
Unfortunately, just because the
House gets its work done doesn’t
mean the rest of our nation’s lead-
ers have to follow our lead. So the
bills thoughtfully crafted and
passed by the House sat
untouched in the Senate and
ignored by the President. Instead
of leading, the President chose to
posture and play political games
with hardworking American fami-
lies. It wasn’t until we were nearly
over the cliff that the Administra-
tion got truly engaged and a deal
was brokered.
I will be the first to admit that
the deal that is now law is flawed,
and is an unfortunate example of
how politics are getting in the way
of common sense policy. However,
faced with the choice of allowing
taxes to go up on every taxpayer in
America or enacting permanent
tax relief for 99 percent of them, I
chose the latter. I want to make it
clear that had Congress done noth-
ing, middle class families in South
Dakota would be paying $2,000
more this year in taxes. I refused
to stand by and allow that to hap-
pen. Instead, I chose the option
that protects 99 percent of South
Dakota taxpayers from govern-
ment reaching into their pockets
and taking more of their money.
The fiscal cliff also posed a very
serious threat to the future of fam-
ily farming in South Dakota. With-
out action, the death tax would
have reverted to a $1 million
exemption and 55 percent tax rate
on any assets above that, which
would have ensnared more than
70 percent of South Dakota’s crop
producers. The fiscal cliff legisla-
tion I supported made permanent
the $5 million death tax exemption
so that more family farms and
businesses can stay in the family. I
will continue to work with others
in Congress to permanently repeal
the death tax. There were other
important parts of the bill that
was passed, including a temporary
extension of the Farm Bill.
Even with the glimmers of good
in the bill, this deal doesn’t even
begin to touch the real problem
our nation is facing: spending.
South Dakotans have heard the
numbers repeated over and over
again: $16 trillion debt; $1 trillion
annual deficits; $50,000 owed by
every child in America. In my
short time in Washington, I have
already voted for trillions in
spending cuts and I will not stop
fighting tooth-and-nail to force
Washington to live within its
The people of South Dakota
know what’s at stake if we fail to
address our spending crisis. I will
continue to stand up for South
Dakotans every step of the way
and fight for responsible spending
cuts that will secure America’s
future. And I encourage South
Dakotans to make their voices
heard in this as well. Because we
don’t just need leadership, we
deserve it. For the sake of our chil-
dren and for love of our country,
we must rein in the out-of-control
spending that threatens the way of
life we all hold dear.
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Murdo Coyote • January 10, 2013 • Page 5
45th Annual Jones County Invitational Basketball Tournament
Back row, L to R: Coach Scott Mathews, Assistant Coach Jody
Gittings, Wyatt Hespe, Philip Mathews, Josh Daum,
Connor Venard, Jackson Volmer, Wyatt Walker, Gus Volmer,
Kyle Manke, Assistant Coach David Geisler
Front row, L to R: William Brave, Cody Hight, Wyatt Weber,
Dylan Kinsley, Skyler Miller, Clayton Evans, John King
First Round Pairings
Kadoka vs. White River
Bennett Co. vs. Colome
Lyman Co. vs. Philip
Jones Co. vs Stanley Co.
The Murdo Coyote and these area businesses want
to wish you a succesful tournament this week.
• Art’s Ditching & Plumbing • Bad River Bucks & Birds • BankWest Insurance •
• Best Western Graham’s • Buffalo Bar & Restaurant • Corky’s Auto Supply •
• Dakota Prairie Bank • Drayer Estates Contracting • Farmers Union Oil Company •
First Fidelity Bank & Fidelity Agency • First National Bank • Golden West Communications •
• Hauptman Harvesting • Hildebrand Steel & Concrete Construction, Inc. • Iversen Inn •
• Moore Building Center, LLC • Murdo Ford & Mercury • Murdo Super 8 • Murdo Veterinary Clinic •
• Nies Trucking • Patrick Construction • Pioneer Auto Museum/Hallmark • Pioneer Country Mart •
• Ranchland Drug • Range Country • Rankin Construction, LLC • Roghair Trucking •
• Shooters Valley • Shur Shot Lodge • Dr. James Szana • Venard, Inc. • West Central Electric •
Murdo Coyote
Murdo Coyote • January 10, 2013 • Page 6
Chuckulator completes sweep of
top stock awards at Wrangler NFR
Chuckulator, the great eight-
year-old bay stallion bred by Sut-
ton Rodeos Inc. out of Justin Boots
and Midnight Star, was voted the
top saddle bronc horse at the
December 6-15 Wrangler National
Finals Rodeo.
It marked the first time in eight
years that a saddle bronc horse
has won a PRCA Top Bucking
Stock award, presented by Pendle-
ton Whisky, and the Wrangler
NFR honor in the same year and
just the seventh time in the 54-
year history of the NFR.
Kesler Championship Rodeo’s
Cool Alley Dip was the last saddle
bronc horse to sweep both awards
in 2004, the year that Billy
Etbauer equaled the NFR record
of 93 points he had set on Cool
Alley Dip the year before. There
was no such record breaking with
Chuckulator. He bucked off Cody
Taton in the fifth round and
Bradley Harter in the ninth to get
the voters’ attention.
The other Wrangler NFR Top
Stock Awards went to Frontier
Rodeo’s Full Baggage in the bare-
back riding – the second such
award in three years – and to Pow-
der River Rodeo’s Shepherd Hills
Tested in the bull riding. Full Bag-
gage was the 2011 PRCABareback
Horse of the Year and finished sec-
ond to Carr Pro Rodeo’s MGM
Deuces Night in this year’s regu-
lar-season awards balloting.
2012 WNFR Top Stock Awards
Bareback Riding
1. Full Baggage (Frontier)
2. Good Time Charlie (Classic)
3. Magic Wars (Mosbrucker)
4. Make Up Face (C5)
5. Belle Star (Pro Rodeo Inc.)
Saddle Bronc Riding
1. Chuckulator (Sutton)
2. Kool Toddy (Big Bend)
3. Tip Off (Frontier)
4. Spring Planting (Flying 5)
5. Resistol's Top Hat (Smith Pro
Bull Riding
1. Shepherd Hills Tested (Powder
2. Vertical Exit (H)
3. Cash Money (Growney)
4. Grey Squirrel (New Frontier)
5. Business Man (Burns)
BankWest scholarship
applications available
BankWest Scholarship applica-
tions are now available online or
at most BankWest branches
throughout South Dakota. The
bank will award 15 scholarships to
high school seniors and under-
graduate college students who
meet the eligibility requirements.
The application deadline is Febru-
ary 8, 2013.
BankWest Chairman, President
and CEO Charles Burke III said
each scholarship has a $1,500
value and may be used to fund
tuition at any accredited, post-sec-
ondary educational institution.
Involvement in community activi-
ties, personal character and aca-
demic integrity are the three pri-
mary areas of consideration in the
application process.
“This is the 20th year
BankWest has provided scholar-
ships to our area youth,” Burke
said. “Some of the brightest and
most community-involved stu-
dents come from South Dakota
and this is one way that BankWest
encourages them to pursue their
academic dreams.”
To apply for a 2013 BankWest
Scholarship, students must meet
the following criteria:
•Be a BankWest deposit account
holder for a minimum of six
months preceding the application
•Be a United States citizen.
•Be a high school senior or full-
time undergraduate student cur-
rently attending an accredited
post high school educational insti-
•Have not previously received a
BankWest Scholarship.
Online applications may be
found at: www.bankwest-sd.com.
Scholarship finalists will be invit-
ed to BankWest’s corporate office
in Pierre for a personal interview
and awards will be announced in
April. Students who are not cur-
rently BankWest deposit account
holders are invited to visit any
BankWest branch and discuss
opening an account and/or eligibil-
ity for the 2014 scholarship pro-
Golden West announces
2013 scholarship program
Area high school seniors can
now apply for the Golden West
Telecommunications college schol-
arship. This year, 44 $1,000 schol-
arships will be awarded to stu-
dents from high schools in the
Golden West service area. In addi-
tion, students who attend home
school and students whose parents
live in the Golden West service
area but who attend a school not
included in the program are eligi-
ble for one additional at-large
scholarship. The Golden West
Scholarship Program is designed
to help local students pursue
degrees at vocational schools, mili-
tary academies and universities.
Golden West Scholarship appli-
cations are available from guid-
ance counselors at local high
schools and at-large applications
may be requested by calling 777
from any Golden West telephone
or by clicking on the scholarship
button at www.goldenwest.com/
Scholarship-Deadlines. Applica-
tion deadline is Friday, March 15.
Golden West General Manager
Denny Law said the company sees
the scholarship program as a way
to strengthen and build South
Dakota’s rural communities. “At
Golden West, we understand how
important it is to invest in today's
latest technologies, but also the
importance of investing in tomor-
row's leaders,” Law said. “We rec-
ognize that the graduating seniors
of today may be the community
leaders of tomorrow who will help
create greater opportunity for
Committees overseen by each
school’s superintended and/or
principal will select local scholar-
ship winners, while a committee of
Golden West employees will select
the at-large recipient. Golden
West Scholarship recipients will
be chosen based on SAT or ACT
scores, high school transcripts and
scholarship applications. In addi-
tion, the committees will consider
leadership in school, civic and
other extracurricular activities,
personal character and the appli-
cant’s motivation to serve and suc-
ceed. The student’s parent(s) or
legal guardian(s) must reside
within one of the Golden West tele-
phone service areas and subscribe
to a Golden West service (phone,
internet or cablevision). When two
applicants are extremely close in
qualifications, financial need will
serve as a tiebreaker.
The 2013 Golden West Scholar-
ship program marks the 14th year
the Golden West Telecommunica-
tions Board of Directors has fund-
ed the program.
relates to the DCP cropland on the
parent tract.
•The Default Method which is the
division of bases for a parent farm
with each tract maintaining the
bases attributed to the tract level
when the reconstitution is initiat-
ed in the system.
January 21: Office closed for Mar-
tin Luther King Day
Feel free to call the office if you
ever have questions on any of our
programs 605-669-2404 Ext. 2.
A summary of all earned pay-
ments and/or refunds during the
previous calendar year will be
mailed to producers during the
last week of January. Form CCC
1099-G will be mailed from
Kansas City, Missouri. If you find
errors or omissions on this form,
please contact the local FSA office
as soon as possible to correct the
Beginning this year, producers
whose total reportable payments
from the Farm Service Agency are
less than $600 will not receive IRS
Form 1099-G. Previously, the
forms were issued to show all pro-
gram payments received from
FSA, regardless of the amount.
Producers who receive payments
from more than one county will
receive one 1099-G form if the
total of all payments from all coun-
ties is $600 or more. The same
changes apply to producers who
normally receive IRS Form 1099-
Producers should be reminded
that any owner/operator changes
shall be reported to FSA timely so
that reconstitutions can be com-
pleted as needed. This may result
in the combining or dividing of
tracts or farms. Reconstitutions
commonly result from land owner-
ship changes. There are four spe-
cific methods of division.
•The Estate Method which is the
division of bases for a parent farm
among heirs settling an estate.
•The Designation by Landowner
Method which is the division of
bases in the manner agreed to by
the parent farm owner and pur-
chaser or transferee.
•The Direct and Counter Cyclical
Program (DCP) Cropland Method
which is the division of bases in
the same proportion that the DCP
cropland for each resulting tract
J C FSA News
• David Klingberg •
Selected Interest Rates for
January 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 1.625 percent
Farm Storage Facility Loans –
12 Yr 1.875 percent
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PRCA Xtreme Bulls Tour lineup set for
Black Hills Stock Show Rodeo Jan. 25-26
The national PRCA Xtreme
Bulls Tour returns to Rapid City
on January 25-26 at the Black
Hills Stock Show & Rodeo for the
7th Annual Rapid City Xtreme
Bulls. Seventy of the world’s top
bull riders will converge on the
Rushmore Plaza Civic Center to
compete for $52,000.
The headliners scheduled to
compete at the Rushmore Plaza
Civic Center include 13 bull riding
qualifiers from the 2012 Wrangler
National Finals Rodeo in Las
Vegas, matched against the rank-
est PRCA bulls, many of which
were selected for this past Decem-
ber’s Wrangler NFR.
The reigning World Champion
Cody Teel, of Kountze, Texas is in
the lineup along with 2011 World
Champion Shane Proctor, of
Grand Coulee, Wash., 2004 World
Champion Dustin Elliott, of North
Platte, Nebraska, and fellow 2012
Wrangler NFR qualifiers Trey
Benton III, of Rock Island, Texas;
Kanin Asay, of Powell, Wyo.; Ardie
Maier, of Timber Lake, S.D.;
Trevor Kastner, of Ardmore, Okla.;
Cody Samora, of Cortez, Colo.;
Tate Stratton, of Kellyville, Okla.;
Cody Whitney, of Asher, Okla.,
Beau Schroder, of China, Texas;
Clayton Savage, of Casper, Wyo.;
Brett Stall, of Detroit Lakes,
Minn.; and Tag Elliott, of Thatch-
er, Utah.
The Xtreme Bulls Tour format
features 35 cowboys participating
in a long-go each night with the
top 10 riders brought back for a
short round. The Rapid City cham-
pion will be crowned based on the
highest total score from both
nights of competition. The payout
for the Rapid City Xtreme Bulls
event is $52,000. Monies won at
PRCA Xtreme Bulls Tour stops
count towards the 2013 PRCA
World Standings, which determine
qualifiers for the Wrangler NFR in
Las Vegas.
Performances on Friday, Jan. 25
and Saturday, Jan. 26 begin at
7:30 p.m. (MT).
Tickets for the Rapid City Xtreme
Bulls event can be purchased by
calling 1-800-GOT-MINE or by
going online at www.gotmine.com.
Ticket prices start at $13.50 for
general admission; premium seat-
ing is available for $41. The Rush-
more Plaza Civic Center is located
at 444 Mt. Rushmore Road North
in Rapid City.
Friday, January 25 Roster
•Asay, Kanin - Powell, Wyo.
•Atwood, Brant – Fort Worth,
•Auer, Allen – Whitewood, S.D.
•Benton III, Trey – Rock Island,
•Bownds, Chandler – Lubbock,
•Clearwater, Ty – LaCygne, Kan.
•Cloud, Howdy – Kountze, Texas
•Coleman, Shawn – Springfield,
•Cormier, Trent – Houma, La.
•Craig, Jarrod – Hillsboro, Texas
•Crain, Will – Farina, Illinois
•Daniels, Dustin – Fountain
Green, Utah
•Donovan, Tyson – Sturgis, S.D.
•Elliott, Tag – Thatcher, Utah
•Gee, Luke – Stanford, Mont.
•Granger, Corey – Zachary, La.
•Guilbeau, Lucas – Golden Mead-
ow, La.
•Harris, Brad – Udall, Kansas
•Jacoby, Elliott – Fredericksburg,
•Knapp, Scottie – Albuquerque,
•Lindsey, Rankin – Hillsboro,
•Maier, Ardie – Timber Lake, S.D.
•Maier, Corey - Timber Lake, S.D.
•Maier, Rorey – Timber Lake, S.D.
•Pojanowski, Matt – Woodbury,
•Rostockyj, Cody – Hillsboro,
•Savage, Clayton – Casper, Wyo.
•Skaggs, Blaine – Hubbard, Ore.
•Stall, Brent – Detroit Lakes,
•Stratton, Tate – Kellyville, Okla.
•Teel, Cody – Kountze, Texas
•Toves, Taylor – Stephenville,
•Votaw, Dalton – Liberty, Texas
•Whitney, Cody – Sayre, Okla.
•Willis, Tyler – Wheatland, Wyo.
Saturday, January 26 Roster
•Ambrose, Austin – Fletcher, Oka.
•Anderson, Jimmy – Denton,
•Bingham, Tim – Honeyville,
•Breding, Parker – Edgar, Utah
•Byrne, Tanner – Prince Albert,
•Campbell, Cody – Summerville,
•Cates, Reese – Monticello, Ark.
•Coppini, Paul – Kuna, Idaho
•Dillman, Abe – Grassy Butte,
•Dunda, Wrangler – Odessa,
•Elliott, Dustin – North Platte,
•Ford, Jarrod – Greeley, Colo.
•Frost, Joe – Randlett, Utah
•Geipel, Patrick – Elbert, Colo.
•Hansen, Jayden – Gettysburg,
•Hill, Beau – West Glacier, Mont.
•Kastner, Trevor – Ardmore, Okla.
•Koschel, Josh – Nunn, Colo.
•Louis, Dakota – Browning, Mont.
•Matthews, Sammy – Springville,
•McBride, Skyler – Madden,
•Menge, Brady – Fruita, Colo.
•Mezei, DeVon – Big Valley, Alber-
•Navarre, Corey – Weatherford,
•Newman, Nevada – Melstone,
•Proctor, Shane – Grand Coulee,
•Roundy, Chris – Panguitch, Utah
•Samora, Cody – Cortez, Colo.
•Schroeder, Beau – China, Texas
•Smith, Tyler – Fruita, Colo.
•Vick, Dylan – Escalon, Calif.
•Vig, Garrett – Newell, S.D.
•Wallace, Ty – Collbran, Colo.
•Worden, Bayle – Charleston,
•Wright II, Friday – Moss Point,
The 2013 tour will feature
events across the U.S., and will
conclude with the tour finale in
Ellensburg, Wash., over Labor Day
weekend. In 2013, the PRCA
Xtreme Bulls Tour will have a
combined purse of $400,000.
Money earned on the PRCA
Xtreme Bulls Tour counts toward
the PRCA World Standings.
The PRCA Xtreme Bulls Tour
provides ProRodeo enthusiasts a
national schedule that brings the
excitement of PRCA bull riding to
millions of fans. Great American
Country (GAC) Network will
broadcast 8 original airings of cov-
erage from the PRCA Xtreme
Bulls Tour events.
Great American Country is the
home of the PRCA’s championship
rodeos, Wrangler National Finals
Rodeo and the Xtreme Bulls Tour.
GAC delivers to viewers the widest
variety of country music, its
artists and the lifestyles they
influence. GAC broadcasts original
country music programming,
music performance specials, live
concerts and music videos and is
available in nearly 60 million
households and online at HYPER-
LINK "http://www.GACTV.com"
How likely is cow herd
expansion in 2013?
USDA estimated that there
were 29.833 million beef cows in
the country on January 1, 2012.
The USDA's annual cattle invento-
ry report, to be released on Febru-
ary 1, will provide this year’s first
official count of the herd, but
based on beef cow slaughter and
expected heifer retention last year,
beef cow numbers were likely 1
percent to 1.5 percent lower on
January 1, 2013, says Darrell R.
Mark, Adjunct Professor of Eco-
nomics at South Dakota State Uni-
“There will be much discussion
throughout the year about the pos-
sibility of the beef cow herd begin-
ning expansion from its 50-year
low,” Mark said. “While expected
record cattle prices point to growth
in beef cow numbers, the individ-
ual choice for a producer to expand
cow numbers is a complex, multi-
year decision made difficult by
high and volatile input prices.”
Mark says a number of factors
will influence cow-calf producers’
decisions regarding herd expan-
sion in 2013: availability of pas-
ture, range and other feedstuffs;
land values and rental rates;
expected cattle prices for 2013 and
beyond; herd productivity; and
lifestyle choices.
“Ultimately, the decision to
expand this year will be based on
the expected returns available this
year,” he said. “While there are a
number of ways to increase cow
herd numbers, including retaining
additional heifers from the 2013
calf crop or breeding retained
heifers from last years’ calf crop, at
this point in the yearly production
cycle, I think most producers
would concentrate on buying bred
stock so that a calf is available to
be sold in 2013.”
Mark says it is critical for pro-
ducers to develop an enterprise
budget for their cow-calf opera-
tions based on projected cattle
prices and expenses for 2013.
Whether or not to grow a herd this
year will be determined by the
potential returns available this
year. Mark adds that expenses are
vary considerably across different
geographic areas and amongst
producers, but he provided some
average costs in a recent iGrow.org
article; visit iGrow.org/beef to
review his budget example.
“Interestingly, even in a year
like 2013 when we expect near-
record high feeder cattle prices,
my pro-forma cow-calf budget gen-
erated a sizeable loss when includ-
ing all fixed costs and opportunity
costs for labor and other non-cash
variable expenses. However, there
was more than a $50 per head
return over cash costs including
pasture,” Mark said. “So, some
producers may expand their herds
in 2013 based on covering their
cash costs.”
Mark adds “that his projections
suggest a limited number of pro-
ducers will find a profitable oppor-
tunity to expand - and even then
they have to have access to produc-
tive pasture and other feedstuffs
and capital.”
“But, the historically tight sup-
ply of cattle suggests feeder cattle
prices should remain high for
years to come, and suggest a prof-
it opportunity may exist over the
next several years for those that
can make the investment to grow
their herd,” he said. “In all likeli-
hood, any expansion plans this
year will be governed by the
drought and when/if it ends.”
Battle of the Borders:
United States vs. Canada
Saddle Bronc Futurity
An exciting new event at this
year’s Black Hills Stock Show
Rodeo will be the Battle of the Bor-
ders, Saddle Bronc Futurity.
Futurities are popping up across
the United States and Canada as
the best opportunity to watch top
contestants challenge stock con-
tractors top horses. Saddle Bronc
riding is rodeo’s oldest event.
They recreate the classic battle of
cowboys of yesterday, competing
on tough broncs when their outfits
met up.
Thirty of the top Saddle Bronc
riders will compete for $13,000 in
purse money. Thirty of the top sad-
dle bronc horses will compete to
accumulate team points for their
owners for a money purse of
$30,000. The top ten cowboys will
advance to the short round to com-
pete on each contractor’s top
Stock contractors with ten futu-
rity horse teams representing the
United States include Powder
River Rodeo, Rock Springs, Wyo.;
Burch Rodeo, Gillette, Wyo.; Sut-
ton Rodeo, Onida, S.D. and Mos-
brucker Rodeo, Mandan, N.D.
Teams from Canada include –C5,
Lac La Biche, Alberta; Outlaw
Buckers, Hythe, Alberta; and
Vold/Kling/Waagen, DeWinton,
Contestants include all five of
the Wright brothers from Milford,
Utah, including World Champions
Cody and Jesse Wright and Cody’s
son, Rusty, the 2012 National High
School Finals World Champion
Saddle Bronc Rider. They will be
joined by World Champion Taos
Muncy of Corona, N.M. and an all
star line up of NFR and Badland
Circuit Finals champions.
The event takes place Tuesday,
January 29, at 7:30 pm in the Bar-
nett Arena at the Rushmore Plaza
Civic Center. The action starts at
5:00 p.m. with a Calcutta selling
the 30 contestants and the 10
stock contractor horse teams. The
10 contestants in the short go will
be sold during the event.
Winning horses from this kick-
off event, qualify for the season
finale held in Las Vegas, Nev., in
December at the Southpoint Hotel
and Casino.
Announcing the action will be
PRCA Announcer of the Year,
Wayne Brooks of Lampasas,
Texas. Rodeo entertainment
includes 2012 PRCA Clown of the
Year, Justin Rumford, Ponca City,
Tickets available at www.got-
mine.com; 1-800-GOT-MINE; At
Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Box
Office, Kiosks, or the Silverado in
Deadwood, S.D.
At the Murdo Coyote there
is no charge for obituaries,
engagements or
wedding announcements!
Call us at 669-2271 for details.
Good luck to the Jones
County Coyotes in the 45th
Annual Jones County
Invitational Tournament
South Dakota Magazine
features classic cars
South Dakotans are still driving
an amazing collection of cars pur-
chased by our grandparents and
great-grandparents. They chug
through small town parades and
gather crowds of impressed
onlookers at car shows. More than
30 prized automobiles found in
garages across the state are fea-
tured in the January/February
2013 issue of South Dakota Maga-
One classic car is parked in
Murdo. Dave Geisler’s Pioneer
Auto Museum features many clas-
sics, but one of his favorites is a
1971 Pontiac Ventura that former
Sen. Tom Daschle used to travel
the state during campaigns.
Daschle donated his car to the
Murdo museum once the odometer
reached 260,000 miles.
South Dakota Magazine is pub-
lished in Yankton. It explores the
history, arts, culture, sports and
outdoors of the state. To order a
copy or to subscribe, call 1-800-
Murdo Coyote
Murdo Coyote • January 10, 2013 • Page 8
The promise and challenge of a new year
by Senator John Thune
As we ring in the New Year, we
reflect on the hope, promise, and
challenges that 2013 will hold.
Many individuals stop to consider
the personal improvements and
changes they can make to their
lives to ensure that 2013 holds
even more opportunity than 2012.
As we begin the New Year, Con-
gress must try even harder to
solve short-term problems and
achieve long-term goals that will
keep America secure and finan-
cially stable.
The drought-stricken landscape
and the loss of crops, hay, and pas-
tures in 2012 presented numerous
challenges for many South Dakota
farmers and ranchers. Following
the excessive spring moisture and
record floods of 2011, no one would
have predicted that 2012 would
bring extreme heat, a crippling
moisture shortage, and the worst
drought in decades. Because the
weather is so unpredictable, Con-
gress must pursue fiscally respon-
sible agriculture policies that
ensure farmers and ranchers can
continue to produce a reliable,
safe, and inexpensive food supply
with the appropriate level of regu-
latory oversight and at the least
cost to taxpayers. As a member of
the Senate Agriculture Commit-
tee, I will continue to work with
producers and stakeholders across
the state to secure South Dakota’s
and our nation’s agriculture indus-
try and food supply for 2013 and
future years.
High unemployment, a soaring
federal debt, and a decline in glob-
al competitiveness are taking a
toll on American businesses, large
and small. This year the average
price of gasoline hit a record high,
giving new meaning to the term
“pain at the pump.” Overreaching
government bureaucracies and an
overabundance of unnecessary
federal regulations have also
severely restricted many of our
entrepreneurs and job creators
from making investments, adding
new workers, and ultimately
jumpstarting the lagging economy.
This economic firestorm has taken
its toll on South Dakotans and
Americans of all stripes. To start
this new year out on the right foot,
Congress must get to work stimu-
lating the economy with pro-
growth legislation and diligently
work to cut federal spending,
bureaucratic red tape, and burden-
some government regulations.
Achieving this would ensure we
move our country back on the right
The beginning of a new year is
always a good time for reflecting
on the past and planning for the
future. I look forward to new
opportunities to serve South Dako-
ta in the coming year as we
embark on a new Congress. Kim-
berley and I wish all South
Dakotans a happy, safe, and
healthy new year.
Grants available to fund
after-school programs
Applications for the next round
of 21st Century Community
Learning Center, or 21st CCLC,
grants are now available online.
The centers provide students with
academic enrichment opportuni-
ties and activities designed to com-
plement the students’ regular
school instruction.
Grant award amounts range
from $50,000 to $150,000 per year,
and the life of the grant is five
years. While funds are often
awarded to schools, other organi-
zations are also eligible to apply.
The grants must specifically sup-
port programs offered outside of
regular school hours.
The learning centers are intend-
ed to assist students from high-
poverty and low-performing
schools in need of additional sup-
port. Funding for the grants comes
from the federal government in
the form of formula grants to the
states. Because it is authorized
under the No Child Left Behind
law, programming must include an
academic component and content-
specific enrichment activities.
“These funds help provide safe
and supportive environments that
offer young people meaningful and
interesting learning opportuni-
ties,” said Sue Burgard, who over-
sees the 21st CCLC grant program
for the South Dakota Department
of Education.
Grant applications must be sub-
mitted to the South Dakota
Department of Education by
March 1. To help potential appli-
cants with the process, the 21st
CCLC team has set up two oppor-
tunities to take part in a webinar.
Webinars are scheduled for Janu-
ary 23 and 24 and will provide
guidance and a chance for ques-
tions. Webinar participants must
pre-register by January 16. While
not required, applicants are
strongly encouraged to participate
in one of the webinars.
Webinar schedule and registra-
tion are available online at
aspx or by contacting Jill Cotton at
(605) 773-4693 or jill.cotton@
When the telephone doesn’t work
by Public Utilities
Chris Nelson
In 21st century America we
have many ways to communicate:
landline telephone, cell phone,
email, text, Facebook, Skype,
Twitter and whatever today’s tech-
nology explosion invents as the
next communication medium.With
all of this technology at our finger-
tips and 136 years of experience
since Alexander Graham Bell
invented the telephone, making a
long distance telephone call should
be a “given.” Unfortunately, that
is not the case in much of rural
America including South Dakota.
The reliability of long distance
calling has slipped to something
that might be expected in a devel-
oping country.
What’s happening? Simply, it is
getting more difficult for long dis-
tance calls coming from out-of-
state to connect to landline tele-
phone customers in South Dakota.
This phenomenon has come to be
known as the “rural call comple-
tion problem.” Customers in South
Dakota might later hear from
someone who tried to call them
that their phone “just kept ring-
ing” when in fact it never rang in
South Dakota. Others report that
their phone rings but there is only
dead air when it is answered. In
some cases the call actually con-
nects but is of extremely poor qual-
ity with an echo or garbled talk.
Lastly, customers report that calls
come through with inaccurate or
misleading caller identification
These problems are having pro-
found impacts on South Dakota
businesses and families. Business-
es from Custer to Canistota that
rely on out-of-state customers
report lost revenue when those
customers can’t connect their long
distance telephone call. Security
and health are threatened when
calls made from a school to par-
ents regarding school schedules or
weather events never reach the
intended recipients. One western
South Dakota school that utilizes
an out-of-state vendor for parent
notification couldn’t get those calls
through to landlines in its own
district. Of course family mem-
bers living outside South Dakota
want to be able to communicate
with their family here.
What causes this problem? A
quick answer is rapidly changing
technology may have some “glitch”
causing the problem. In actuality,
the cause goes much deeper into
our nation’s telecommunications
system. Every time a long dis-
tance call is made, money flows
from a long distance phone compa-
ny to other telephone companies
involved in routing the call to its
Frequently, the caller’s chosen
long distance company will sub-
contract the call to other compa-
nies called “least cost routers,”
that transmit long distance tele-
phone calls via the least expensive
route. That’s where this issue
becomes devious. If least cost
routers determine it costs them
more to deliver a call than they are
getting paid for the call, they have
a financial incentive to lose (not
connect) the call even though they
are required by law to complete
the call.
The result has shaken the tele-
phone system on which we rely.
We are subject to out-of-state
companies making calculations on
whether they will make or lose a
fraction of a penny per minute on
connecting or losing a long dis-
tance call that has been placed in
their care.
This is obviously an issue of
great concern to your state public
utilities commissioners whose job
is to ensure reliable utility service.
Unfortunately, because this prob-
lem is occurring outside of South
Dakota, the South Dakota Public
Ut i l i t i es Commi ssi on l acks
authority to solve the problem.
This is a national issue that
requires a solution from federal
telecommunications regulators.
That responsibility rests with the
Federal Communications Com-
mission (FCC).
In October 2011, the FCC held a
workshop to gather information
to better understand this issue.
Early in 2012 the FCC issued an
order to long distance telephone
companies essentially telling
them, “don’t do this again!”
Because that order had no teeth,
the problem remains. The FCC
seems unwilling to do any serious
investigation to find the compa-
nies who are the perpetrators of
this problem and slap them with
meaningful fines. The FCC’s inac-
tion has become so blatant and
troublesome that recently 36 Unit-
ed States Senators, including
Senators Johnson and Thune,
signed a letter to the FCC
demanding enforcement. Even
that letter has failed to move the
agency to action.
The FCC has clearly dropped
the ball for rural America. Despite
this inaction your PUC continues
to push the FCC to do its job. You
can help. If you experience calls
that don’t complete and can docu-
ment those failures, let the FCC
know by reporting those problems
Group lodge reservations open Jan. 7;
campsite reservations on Jan. 31
Beginning on Monday, January
7, at 7 a.m. CST, visitors can start
making lodge reservations at
South Dakota state parks.
“Once lodge reservations open
on January 7, they will be taken
up to one year in advance, year-
round,” said state Parks and
Recreation Director Doug Hofer.
“So if you’d like to stay July 4,
2014, you can reserve the lodge on
July 4, 2013.”
Lodges are found at Lake
Thompson Recreation Area near
Lake Preston, Shadehill Recre-
ation Area near Lemmon, Mina
Lake Recreation Area near
Aberdeen, Newton Hills State
Park near Canton, Oahe Down-
stream Recreation Area near
Pierre and Palisades State Park
near Sioux Falls.
Once reservations open at 7
a.m. CST, reservations can be
made 24 hours a day online at
www.campsd.com or by calling 1-
All camping fees must be paid
at the time a reservation is made.
There is a $7.70, non-refundable
reservation fee, which does not
apply to South Dakota residents. A
valid park entrance license is
required in designated fee areas.
The first day to make individual
campsite reservations is January
31. Campsites are reservable year-
round within 90 days of arrival.
Custer State Park accepts reserva-
tions one year in advance.
For more information on reser-
vations, visit the South Dakota
Division of Parks and Recreation
website at www.gfp.sd.gov or call
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Notice of Position
Jones County School District #37-3
The Jones County School District has
the following position open for the
remainder of the 2012-2013 school year:
Special Ed Aide/DDN Monitor
Send letter of application or resume to
Jones County School District, Attn: Larry
Ball, PO Box 109, Murdo, S.D. 57559 or
call 605-669-2258 for more information.
Position open until filled.
Published January 10 & 17, 2013, at the
total approximate cost of $12.35.
Invitation To Bid
Sealed bids will be received by the State
Engineer on behalf of the South Dakota
Department of Transportation at the
Office of the State Engineer, Joe Foss
Building, 523 East Capitol, Pierre, South
Dakota 57501-3182 until 3:00 PM CT,
January 23,2013 for labor and materials
to construct Office and Restroom Reno-
vations, SD Dept. of Transportation,
Murdo, SD, OSE# T2209--10X.
Copies of the Plans and Specifications
may be obtained by bidders at the Office
of the State Engineer, Joe Foss Building,
523 East Capitol Avenue, Pierre, South
Dakota 57501-3182, telephone number
605.772.3466. Copies are on file for
viewing purposes at the Office of the
State Engineer, Joe Foss Building, 523
East Capitol Avenue, Pierre, South
Dakota 57501-3182. Anyone requesting,
reviewing, or copying Plans and Specifi-
cations for this project (such individual is
hereinafter referred to as “bidder”)
agrees that they are doing so for the sole
purpose of submitting a bid on the proj-
ect. In consideration of the State of
South Dakota providing such Plans and
Specifications for the purpose of prepar-
ing a bid, bidder further agrees:
A. The Plans and Specifications are the
sole property of the State;
B. Any copies of the Plans and Specifi-
cations obtained directly from the State
will be returned to the Office of the State
Engineer immediately after the State
provides notice that bidder will not be
awarded a contract, or thirty (30) days
after the bid opening for the project,
whichever occurs first;
C. Any copies of the Plans and Specifi-
cations made by the bidder will be
destroyed immediately after the State
provides notice that bidder will not be
awarded a contract, or thirty (30) days
after the bid opening for the project,
whichever occurs first;
D. If bidder does not submit a bid, bidder
will fulfill the requirements of B and C
above on or before the date of the bid
E. The Plans and Specifications are to
be used only with respect to this project
and are not to be used for any other proj-
ect or purposes other than preparing a
bid for this project;
F. The Plans and Specifications will not
be disseminated to any person or entity
for purposes other than obtaining pricing
information without the express written
approval of the state;
G. All information contained in the Plans
and Specifications is confidential; and
H. Should the bidder disseminate the
Plans and Specifications to an individual
or entity for purposes of obtaining pricing
information, the bidder will require that
individual or entity to adhere to the terms
set forth herein. The bidder, however,
assumes no liability for the misuse of the
Plans and Specifications by such third
party or such third party’s failure to com-
ply with the provisions contained herein.
Should bidder be awarded a contract for
construction of the project, bidder does
not need to return or destroy Plans and
Specifications until after completion of
the project.
All questions should be directed to
Randy Bollinger, Office of the State Engi-
neer at 605. 773.3897.
Each bid in excess of $50,000.00 must
be accompanied by a certified check,
cashier's check or draft in the amount of
5% of the base bid and all add alternates
and drawn on a State or National Bank
or a 10% bid bond issued by a surety
authorized to do business in the State of
South Dakota and made payable to the
Department of Transportation of the
State of South Dakota.
The Department of Transportation
reserves the right to reject any or all bids
and to waive any irregularities therein.
Kristi Honeywell, P.E.
State Engineer
Office of the State Engineer
Published January 3, 10 & 17, 2013, at
the total approximate cost of $107.96.
Proceedings of the
Jones County
Year-End Meeting
December 31, 2012
The Board of Commissioners met for
their year-end meeting with Monte Anker
and Pressler Seymour present. Chair-
man Louder was absent. It was moved
by Seymour and seconded by Anker to
appoint Anker as acting chairman.
Minutes from the previous meeting were
read, signed and approved by the Board.
All motions are unanimous unless other-
wise stated.
CLAIMS APPROVED: Salaries of regu-
lar employees and officials, $13,115.35;
Debra J. Byrd, Deputy Treasurer,
$1,692.67; Travis Hendricks, Weed
Board Supervisor, inspections, $956.71;
Joyce Hurst, Deputy Register of Deeds,
Deputy Director of Equalization,
$1,796.05; Richard Sylva, Jr., Deputy
Sheriff, $1,162.84; Jill Venard, 4-H office
staff, $742.56; Kerri Venard, Deputy
Auditor/Road Secretary, $1,812.14;
American Family Life Assurance, cancer
& intensive care insurance, $451.51;
Boston Mutual Life Insurance, life insur-
ance, $168.64; Dakotacare, group health
insurance, $12,828.70; Electronic Feder-
The Clinical View
• Dr. P.E. Hoffsten •
Day to day, a healthcare provider
working in a clinic sees cases that
definitely require care but are not
necessarily immediately life threat-
ening or complicated. Periodically,
fate will try to sneak a life-threat-
ening complicated case by the
healthcare provider. We always
have to pay attention to pick these
cases up. Below is a description of a
very challenging life-threatening
case that came out remarkably
The 62-year old gentleman had
come to the clinic for a “routine
checkup.” He was a very healthy
active farmer-rancher who came in
annually to get his medications
renewed. Those medications con-
sisted of a pill for high cholesterol
and one for high blood pressure.
There wasn’t anything much more
exciting than that to the visit. But
when a nurse took his temperature,
it was noted that it was a 100
degrees Fahrenheit but he really
didn’t feel abnormal at all. It was
his impression that he “had a cold”
and everything would be fine.
However, he didn’t have a cold,
he didn’t have diarrhea, he didn’t
have urinary tract symptoms, and
he was not coughing. His little bit of
fever was a sticking point. So some
extra blood tests were run and it
was seen that a test called a CRP
was 12 mg percent. A normal CRP
is less than 0.6 mg percent and thus
his was distinctly abnormal. On
physical examination, there were
no remarkable findings other than
a heart murmur. I looked back
through his old records and there
was no mention of a heart murmur
before. So we did a test called an
echocardiogram. By this test, sound
waves are bounced off the various
structures in the heart and those
sound waves can be visualized
every bit as effectively as taking a
picture. It was seen that he had a
“bicuspid aortic valve” and there
appeared to be vegetations on the
value too.
To explain this in layman terms,
the aortic valve is the guard for the
main drag blood vessel that carries
blood from the heart to all of the
body. The heart pumps blood out
and then relaxes for eight tenths of
a second while it refills with blood.
There needs to be a method to pre-
vent blood already pumped out
from back flowing into the heart.
This need is met by the aortic valve.
It is made of three very soft para-
chute like structures that billow
open but close tightly at the end of
each heartbeat to prevent the black
flow of blood from the aorta into the
heart. Normally, there are three
leaflets that make up the aortic
value and thus the normal state is a
“tricuspid aortic valve.” However,
in one percent of the population
only two cusps (billowy parachutes)
develop and the person has what is
called a bicuspid aortic valve. This
is the leading cause of need for open
heart aortic valvular surgery. For
some reason, bicuspid aortic valves
tend to become too narrow and
result in obstructing the blood flow
out of the heart to the body. If a per-
son has a bicuspid aortic valve,
there is a two-thirds chance that it
will be the cause of their mortality.
In the case of the gentleman above,
he was facing a very serious situa-
tion that could well result in imme-
diate mortality because he had an
infection growing on his bicuspid
aortic valve.
To treat him, blood cultures were
drawn and the organism causing
the infection on his aortic valve was
identified. The organism was a
common mouth bacterium that had
somehow or other penetrated into
the blood stream and then colo-
nized his abnormal aortic valve.
Once it begins to grow on the valve,
the body can no longer eradicate it.
As the bacteria grows, it will
destroy the valve leaving the per-
son with as much blood flowing
back into the heart as going for-
ward through the body. This leads
to heart failure by asking the heart
muscle to do much more than it was
designed to do.
Fortunately, this gentleman’s
valves had not been dangerously
damaged at this point and he was
started on an intravenous antibiot-
ic that needed to be administered
for six weeks. At that point, the
antibiotic was stopped for month
and repeat blood cultures were
done confirming that the infection
had been adequately treated.
Now came the second major
problem for this gentleman. That
was to replace the abnormal aortic
valve. Fortunately, he was in very
good health and tolerated the surgi-
cal procedure without major diffi-
culty. A bio-prosthetic valve from a
pig was sewn into the place where
this gentleman’s diseased aortic
valve had been. With a pig valve, he
does not need to be anticoagulated
long term. Thus, he returned to
normal life with his blood pressure
and cholesterol medicine but no
permanent impairment.
That was six years ago, and I
recently saw him in the same
capacity as usual on a routine visit
to renew his cholesterol and blood
pressure medications. Fortunately,
he had no fever and no abnormali-
ties on physical examination of his
heart. That is a life saved by pick-
ing up on a slightly abnormal phys-
ical finding.
As mentioned above, a bicuspid
aortic valve occurs in one percent of
the population. They are much
more common in men than in
women and don’t usually cause life-
threatening abnormalities until the
patient is in the adult age group. It
is highly beneficial to make the
diagnosis of the bicuspid aortic
valve before complications occur.
The only real clue to a bicuspid aor-
tic valve is an abnormal heart mur-
mur that then results in an
echocardiogram being done and the
diagnosis achieved. Once a person
is diagnosed with a bicuspid aortic
valve, they must be very careful to
avoid infections which might seed
the valve to cause an infection as in
the gentleman above. Meticulous
oral hygiene is important. If a per-
son has any procedures done such
as dental surgery or colonoscopy,
etc. they need to be covered with
antibiotics to prevent infection of
the valve. By the same token, peri-
odic echocardiograms to document
progression or valvular damage are
important. The most com-
mon functional abnormality of a
bicuspid aortic valve is a condition
called aortic stenosis whereby the
valve opening gets smaller and
smaller until eventually, the heart
is laboring heroically just to get the
blood through this tiny valve out to
the body. There comes a time when
the valve area is 0.6 square cen-
timeters or less that replacement of
the valve is recommended. Doing
periodic echocardiogram will allow
the healthcare provides to monitor
this and recommend surgery at the
appropriate time.
Every once in a awhile, the
healthcare providers really do save
a life. This was one of those times.
SD Community Foundation
names new president
The board of directors of the
South Dakota Community Foun-
dation has named Stephanie Jud-
son as the organization’s new
President, effective January 16,
2013. The search for a new Presi-
dent started in October, after Bob
Sutton, who had served as Presi-
dent since 2003, announced his
plans to leave the organization
after the first of the year.
While the position will be new
to Judson, she has been with the
Foundation since 1997, having
most recently served as Adminis-
trative Vice President. Judson is a
Certified Financial Planner and a
Certified Gift Planning Associate
and has extensive development
experience. In announcing Jud-
son's hiring, Al Kurtenbach, Board
Chairman, said, “It was extremely
important that we found someone
who could continue to advance the
mission and build on the strengths
of the Foundation. Judson’s com-
mitment to the Foundation and
her wealth of experience will be
great assets to the Foundation as
she assumes this new position.”
Kurtenbach added, “The Founda-
tion has experienced phenomenal
growth in recent years, and we are
confident that Judson will carry on
that momentum.”
Judson looks forward to assum-
ing the role of President. “I am
excited and honored to be named
Foundation President. I succeed
great leaders who have had great
vision for this organization, and I
look forward to following their
example,” Judson said. “I am com-
mitted to working with our donors
to meet their philanthropic goals,
and to serving our grant recipients
across the state,” she added.
The South Dakota Community
Foundation is a public non-profit
organization established in 1987.
The Foundation commingles
money from more than 550 funds
for investment and administration
purposes. Earnings from approxi-
mately $140 million are available
for distribution for non-profit,
charitable and scholarship purpos-
es. For more information on the
South Dakota Community Foun-
dation, contact Stephanie Judson
at 1-800-888-1842.
al Tax Payment System, social security &
withholding, $6,984.10; SD Retirement,
retirement, $4,025.21; AT&T Mobility, cell
phone bill, $174.68; Central Dakota
Enhancement District, 2013 dues,
$5,132.88; City of Murdo, water bill,
$44.12; Connecting Point Computers,
network repair, $57.50; Do-All Comput-
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Union Oil Company, gas, $1,385.32;
Fidelity Agency, bond, $401.91; Anita
Fuoss, office rent, maxemail, internet,
office supplies, $1,073.49; Heartland
Waste, garbage removal, $50.00; Murdo
Coyote, publications, 2- subscriptions,
$385.60; Murdo Ford, Ltd., oil change,
$27.95; National Laboratories, janitor
supplies, $219.86; National Sheriff’s
Association, dues, $50.00; Chris Nix,
snow removal, $75.00; Office Products
Center, office supplies, $892.71; Pheas-
antland Industries, mobile home decals,
$21.58; Postmaster, postage stamps,
$1,070.00; Rural Health Care, subsidy,
$500.00; South Dakota Municipal
League, workman’s compensation insur-
ance, $3,868.73; St. Mary’s Foundation,
battery, $135.00; SDSU Extension, shirt,
$17.65; Tripp County Ambulance, prison-
er care, $675.00; John Weber, postage,
$5.94; Carrie Weller, Jones County’s
share of December expenses, $98.37;
West Central Electric, electricity,
$550.33; Western Communications,
tower work, $322.00; Winner Police
Department, prisoner care and transport,
ROAD & BRIDGE: AT&T, cell phone bill,
$136.63; Chandler’s Inc., mirrors,
$102.00; City of Murdo, water bill,
$16.12; Corky’s Auto Supply, parts,
$96.93; Farmer’s Union Oil Company,
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ance, $5,982.27; West Central Electric,
electricity, $121.90; Ronnie Lebeda,
labor, $1,936.74; Chester McKenzie,
labor, $1,194.69; Levi Newsam, labor,
CARE OF THE POOR: Cheryl Iversen,
WIC Secretary, $83.64; Larry D. Holl-
mann, court appointed attorney,
$675.00; Schreiber Law Office, court
appointed attorney, $313.40.
911 FUND: Centurylink, monthly charge,
SALARY & MILEAGE: Monte Anker,
$396.27, mileage, $8.88; Helen Louder,
$372.19, mileage, $29.60; Pressler Sey-
mour, $396.27, mileage, $40.70.
TY: Clerk of Courts, $126.50; Register of
Deeds, $1,498.75; Sheriff, $117.60.
Auditor’s account with the treasurer is as
follows: Cash, $500.00; Checking & Sav-
ings, $726,983.90; CDs, $1,294,791.65;
TOTALING: $2,022,275.55.
It was moved by Anker and seconded by
Seymour to approve and for the chair-
man to sign a Hughes County jail con-
tract for 2013 prisoner care.
It was moved by Seymour and seconded
by Anker to deny a health care claim with
St. Mary’s Health Care Center for
$5,854.87, as no county application has
been made by the patient.
At 10:00 a.m., a supplemental budget
hearing was held. As a result, it was
moved by Anker and seconded by Sey-
mour to supplement the Treasurer’s
budget for $5,000.00 for payroll and soft-
ware upgrades.
After a review of year-end budget fig-
ures, it was moved by Seymour and sec-
onded by Anker to transfer $380.00 from
the Contingency Fund to the Ambulance
It was moved by Anker and seconded by
Seymour to transfer $225,000.00 from
the General Fund to the Road Fund.
After discussion regarding a 4-H supervi-
sor memorandum of understanding
(MOU) with SDSU, an emergency man-
ager for Jones County and the 4-H sec-
retary, it was moved by Seymour and
seconded by Anker to hire Angie Kinsley
as a 1/2 time 4-H secretary and 1/2 time
as emergency manager to start in Janu-
ary of 2013.
As of September 30, 2012, Jones Coun-
ty’s unassigned general fund balance
was $424,425.72 (45.76%).
It was moved and carried to adjourn.
Helen Louder,
Monte Anker,
Pressler S. Seymour,
John Brunskill,
County Auditor
Published January 10, 2013, at the total
approximate cost of $55.56.
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Family Dentistry
James C. Szana, DDS
Murdo Health Center
Wednesday & Thursday
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(605) 869-2150
Family owned
and operated –
Our family serving
your family
Daryl & Scott Isburg,
Funeral Directors
and Seamless Gutters
Allen Heiman – Owner
P.O. Box 433
Presho, S.D. 57568-0433
Phone: (605) 895-9644
Cell: (605) 730-5634
Variety of Colors
Free Estimates
Ranchland Drug
Located in White River, S.D.
• Nightly Deliveries to Murdo
• Senior Citizen’s Discount
New Life Home, Inc.
Residential Living Center
24–Hour Care
Home–Like Atmosphere
203 W. Hwy. 16, Presho, S.D. • 605-895-2602
Low–Income Housing
1 & 2 bedroom apartments
Income–based rent
Includes light, heat, water and garbage pickup
Murdo Housing
& Redevelopment
Rent This Space
$4.25 a week/
minimum 3 mos.
Rent This Space
$4.25 a week/
minimum 3 mos.
Valburg Valburg
• Aerial & Ground Application
• Chemical & Fertilizer Sales
• GPS Equipped
Murdo, Martin & White River
Dan: 605-259-3134
Charlie: 605-452-3311
Hildebrand Steel & Concrete
Contact us for ALL ALL types of concrete work!
Jerry Hildebrand
Cell: 605.488.0291
Rich Hildebrand
Cell 605.431.2226
Office: 605-837-2621
Toll Free: 1-877-867-4185
Concrete Redi–Mix
Darren Boyle Sales
New & Used Farm Equipment
REA Seeds
Cell: 605-222-0317 • Pierre, S.D.
E-mail: darrenboylesales@pie.midco.net
Website: www.darrenboylesales.com
dba Jones County Clinic
609 Garfield Ave., Murdo, SD 57559
J.S. McNeely
605-669-2121 Clinic
605-669-2553 Home
24-Hour Service
Light to Heavy Duty Towing
Repairs Domestic Cars & Trucks
Phone: (605) 669-2075
Murdo, S.D.
Murdo Nutrition
Program Menu
January 14
Fish Portions
Scalloped Potatoes
Green Beans
Peach Cobbler
January 15
Sloppy Joe on a Bun
Oven Browned Potatoes
Baked Beans
January 16
Beef & Noodles
Glazed Carrots
Chinese Coleslaw
January 17
Roast Turkey
Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
Spinach w/ Vinegar
Cranberry Gelatin Dessert
January 18
Broccoli Cheese Soup
Carrifruit Salad
Fruit Juice
Chocolate Pudding
Venard Inc
Tires & Service ~ 605-669-2077
Exit 191 ~ Murdo SD
CLASSIFIED RATE: $5.00 minimum for up to 20 words.10¢ per word after
initial 20. Each name and initial must be counted as one word.
CARD OF THANKS: Poems, Tributes, Etc. $5.00 minimum for up to 20
words.10¢ per word after initial 20. Each name and initial must be counted
as one word.
NOTE: $2.00 added charge for bookkeeping and billing on all charges.
DISPLAY AD RATE: $5.20 per column inch.
PUBLISHER’S NOTICE: All real estate, advertised in this newspaper is
subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, which makes it illegal to
advertise “any preference, or discrimination on race, color, religion, sex, or
national origin, or any intention to make any such preference, limitation, or
This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate
which is a violation of the law. Our readers are informed that all dwellings
advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis.
Your Full Service Lumber and Hardware Store
105 E. 2nd Street • PO Box 108 • Murdo, SD 57559
Phone: (605) 669-2201 • Fax: (605) 669-2450
Dennis and Kevin Moore
Murdo Townhouses
2 Bedrooms
Carpeted throughout,
on-site laundry facility
and appliances furnished.
PRO/Rental Management
Equal Housing Opportunity
For Sale
2012 Dodge Ram pickup. Was only
on pickup for two weeks. No dam-
age; like new condition. Make an
offer. Call Patrick at 605-530-0051
or Karlee at 605-295-0047.M41-tfc
TV, perfect for a child’s bedroom.
Door with shelves on one side and
three drawers on the other side.
Great shape $75.00 OBO. Call
Lonna at 669-2040 or 669-2271.
Thank You
Thank you to the Murdo Lions
for the Murdo Bucks I won at the
Christmas concert!
Peyton Rankin
Thank you to the Murdo Cham-
ber for the Christmas Bucks we
won for a Country Christmas!
Andy and Jill Rankin
Thank you to the Jones County
Ambulance for their professional-
ism in getting me to Pierre. I real-
ly appreciate your service!
Nancy Hastings
Thanks so much for the Murdo
Chamber Bucks I won!
Donna Kinsley
Thank you to the Murdo Cham-
ber of Commerce for the Murdo
Bucks that I won in your Christ-
mas drawing – what a nice sur-
Faye Chambliss
Thank you Murdo Chamber of
Commerce for the Christmas
Bucks I won. Have a great 2013
Dixie Warner
Thank you to the Murdo Area
Chamber of Commerce for the
Murdo Bucks we won in the light-
ing contest!
Barb and Jim Hockenbary
Call the Murdo Coyote Call the Murdo Coyote
to place your ad: to place your ad:
669-2271 669-2271
HELP WANTED: Temporary Work - 8 job openings - Starting: 02/01/2013
and Ending: 11/26/2013
Operate tractors during planting, spraying, haying, harrowing, harvesting season of wheat,
corn and sunflower. We also require that employees operate combines during the harvesting
season. Do infield repairs on equipment. Must have a CDL or appropriate driver’s license or
be able to obtain one within 30 days of hire. We require 3 months experience.
The employer, Scott and Janet Dowling from Draper, SD will pay the AEWR of $11.61/hr or
prevailing of $2200/mo plus room and board (whichever the highest). The employer guaran-
tees 3/4 of the workdays in the work contract. The work tools, supplies and equipment are
provided without cost to the worker, if applicable. Free housing is provided to workers who
cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the workday.
Transportation and subsistence expenses to the worksite will be provided or paid by the
employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract or earlier. Workers interested in the job
should contact their nearest local State Workforce agency or send resumes to Pierre SDDLR
Office, 116 W Missouri Ave, Pierre, SD 57501 and mention job order number: SD1585886
The Murdo Coyote
now accepts credit cards.
Call 605-669-2271
and pay your
or ad with
your credit

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