Murdo Coyote, January 3, 2013

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4-H Safety Training
4-H Shooting Sports Safety Training will be held on January 3, 2013, from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the Jones County Gun Club. This training must be completed by any youth who are planning on participating in the 4-H Shooting Sports program.
Coyote News Briefs
2012: a Murdo Coyote year in review
by Karlee Barnes Another year has come and gone, and with it brought many changes, not only for the Murdo Coyote office, but also for the community. In January, Ravellette Publications launched a new E-edition feature, for all seven of their papers, on the website, which allows readers to purchase an online subscription. The Pioneer Auto Museum brought home the George S. Mickelson Great Service Award from the 2012 Governor’s Conference on Tourism. Once again, the Jones County boys basketball team hosted the Invitational Tournament, and claimed second place. Lonna Jackson joined the Murdo Coyote crew at the end of January and continues to work as the typesetter in addition to keeping the office work in line. second act of vandalism on the docks that had been recently installed. The vandalism case remains unsolved. March brought another big change in the closing of the HHH Truckstop, owned by the Venard family. The truckstop had been a staple in the community since December 1, 1971, when Barb Venard and her late husband, Lyle, started the business. In April, the Jones County school district added grades 6-8 football back into the sports line up. The Fifth Annual Cure Kids Cancer Radiothon featured local Dacey Bryan as she joined other cancer victims and told her personal account of her fight with cancer, and how her life has been changed. The Easter Bunny made an appearance at the City Park on April 5 during the annual Easter egg hunt. With the coming of May, more changes were made and milestones met. The class of 2012 celebrated a great accomplishment at their graduation ceremony on May 20. In addition, the Pioneer Auto Museum celebrated the 20th anniversary of their Murdo in May event. Main street saw some changes as the old law office between the Murdo Coyote and West Central Electric was removed. The local 4-H club had events. The KGFX radio station brought the Hometown Tour to Murdo and community members discussed the upcoming Ranch Rodeo, Achievement Days, local businesses, and other community events. Despite the unbearable heat, the Ranch Rodeo was once again held in Murdo, as many area cowboys put on their hats and spurs for an afternoon and evening of competing. In August, the annual pool party was held. Dakota Mill and Grain presented an expansion plan to the city council, and work on that project continues. Bountiful Baskets, a food co-op program made its way to Murdo, and continues to provide fresh produce at a very reasonable price to community members. The Jones County Conservation District planted 75 trees for 75 years in and around both Murdo and Draper. The Turner Community Center continued to improve, with the addition of a new electronic sign that displays not only movie times, but also community events and personal messages. Becca Gregoire, of Draper, introduced a new fun way to stay fit, with the dance exercise, Zumba. Gregoire is currently working on organizing the second session of the exercise classes, which are held in the Draper Auditorium. In September, the St. Mary’s Foundation of Pierre hosted a suicide walk, in which many members of the community participated in to remember lost loved ones and friends. The event was very successful, raising $16,279.33. Local teams participating in the event honored Brian Feddersen, Philip Dobbin and Al Hovey. The Jones County Ambulance crew held an auction to raise money for a new ambulance. Members of the Turner Youth Foundation were honored to be able to visit Ted Turner’s ranch in Big Sky, Mont. The group presented their Turner Community Center project during the retreat. Local teacher, Margie Peters was one of 15 women nominated for the Spirit of Dakota award, which recognizes outstanding women who have been nominated by their communities. Due to the drought, the high school students were not able to hold the annual burning of the ‘JC’ at the homecoming festivities. September also was a month for a great disaster in the county. A September 16 fire burned 2,465 acres in
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Sports events rides
The Jones County School District is offering free in-town rides to any of our home activities (sporting events, music concerts etc.) for senior citizens living in Murdo. For more information or to request a ride, call the high school at 669-2258 no later than 3 p.m. on the day of the event. Thank you to Ella Fuhrer for donating her time to get the Trading Pages library cleaned up and organized. Anyone who would like to volunteer to assist Ella with this task, please call her at 669-2636. The Trading Pages library at the Murdo Coyote is open Monday through 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.
Trading Pages Library
the county, further illustrating the need for moisture. October brought more changes with the opening of Venard, Inc. on the west side of town. A horrible wind storm whipped through the state, causing problems on the interstate. With the coming of hunting season, the Jones County Ambulance crew hosted their annual breakfast feed and had a chance to show off their new ambulance. As November came, Jones County proved to be more than a dot on the map, as we had the highest voter turnout in South Dakota. It also brought change in the school system with Lorrie Esmay and Deb Venard retiring as play directors. December held little excitement as the year came to an end. However, it seems as if Margie Peters’s famous popcorn machine is on its last leg. Her popcorn is a staple at sporting events held in the auditorium. Anyone wishing to donate money for a new machine to keep the tradition alive may contact the Jones County High School.
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 training. 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.
Tourism Award… Janet
Miller and Dave Geisler proudly display the plaque at the Auto Museum A mild winter continued into February, and both boys and girls basketball teams wrapped up their seasons and prepared to take on their respective district tournaments. The girls team went on to win the district championship, but lost to Edgemont in the region 7B game. March finally brought the snow storm that everyone had begun to give up on. The storm dumped enough snow to close the Interstate and strand motorists in every corner of Murdo. The Jones County Ambulance crew provided a CPR/AED class as a community service. Murdo saw an improvement in the city park as a new bathroom with plumbing was installed. A disappointing act of vandalism on the new docks installed at the North Dam brought spirits down. This was the
Feeling the heat… Firemen withstand the heat of the fire to
Murdo City Council
The Murdo City Council will meet Monday, Jan. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the city office. The public is welcome to attend.
Draper Town Board
The Draper Town Board will meet Monday, Jan. 7 at 7:00 p.m. at the Draper hall. The public is welcome to attend.
23 members qualify for the state shooting sports tournament, and brought home many first place awards. Both Murdo and Draper held Memorial Day ceremonies complete with speakers, music and rows of crosses to honor and celebrate the lives of all area military men and women. In June, the Jones County
County Commissioners
Jones County 45th Annual Invitational Basketball Tournament
Doors open 45 minutes prior to each session. **no passes or activity tickets will be accepted at the Invitational Tournament
spread burning hay bales with rakes to suppress the September 19 blaze. Courtesy photo
The Jones County Commissioners will hold their monthly meeting at the courthouse on Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 9 a.m. The public is welcome to attend.
January 10-11-12, 2013
J.C. School Board
The Jones County School District #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.
March snow storm… Trucks and cars all vie for a place in
line to head east as soon as I-90 is declared open. Ambulance was informed that they were to receive grant money for an indepth study of the emergency medical services in Jones County. On June 5, Save Our Farm Youth day camp was held in Murdo, in which 56 kids participated. June also brought a primary election. Locally, Beth Feddersen won the primary for the Jones County Treasurer and Steve Iwan took the election in a 94-36 turnout against Pressler Seymour. Construction started on the new building now occupied by Venard, Inc., and the new docks at the City Park and the North Dam were expanded. It was also decided in June to move the fireworks location. The Murdo Fire Department had been sponsoring the fireworks display at the rodeo grounds for years, and decided this year to move the display to the North Dam. The display was once again spectacular, and the added reflection of the fireworks in the water made it that much better. July brought with it heat and drought and another season of little league baseball. The Jones/Mellette County Achievement Days were held July 18-20 and contained a full schedule of
Kadoka 1 p.m. White River
Admission Adults: $5.00 Students K-12: $3.00
Bennett Co. 2:30 p.m. Colome Consolation 2:30 p.m. 7th place 1 p.m. 3rd place 6:30 p.m. Championship 8 p.m.
Lyman 6:30 p.m. Philip
Celebrating retirement… Bev Andrews poses with her
retirement celebration cake during the retirement party thrown in her honor at the court house December 27. Courtesy photo
Officials: Jim Johnston and Crew
Jones Co. 8 p.m Stanley Co.
Surprising Butch and Nancy Iversen for the Christmas holiday were daughter Christine from Mesa, Ariz., and grandson Jonathan Strait and wife Ginnie from Queen Creek, Ariz. Christine’s daughter, Shelby Strait from Okaton, was also super surprised. Lots of cribbage was played. It was Ginnie’s first ever white Christmas and it had been 26 years for Christine and Jonathan. Well, we made it through Christmas. What a wonderful season; so many ways to share the greatest Gift ever, Jesus Christ. I want to say that I truly enjoyed the program and pageants at the different churches in town and all the wonderful talent that we are blessed to have in this community. Marie Addison had one of her grandchildren stop in, Kevin Doyle and family from Vermillion; they had a good visit. Marie went to the home of Rich and Cecelia Doud north of Midland where they spent Christmas Day. It was a quiet group but they enjoyed all the visiting. She is going to Philip on Sunday to a “secret Pal” party, which meets once a year now to keep updated with the remaining members. Bev Anderson and Cliff had visitors from Texas, Cheryl, Brandall and Ellissa Volmer and friend Joe.
by Jody Lebeda • 669-2526 • jody1945@gmail.com
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Sunday, December 23, Tyler, Chelsee, Addison and Joey Rankin celebrated Christmas a little early at the home of Randy and Holly Nemec in Midland along with Brian and Katey Ortlieb, Morgan, Tanner and Taiton of Black Hawk and Tyler and Angel Nemec and Emry of Midland. On Christmas Eve, the Rankin’s celebrated some more at the home of Ernie and Laurel Nemec in Midland, with many, many more family members, 28 total! How was everyone's Christmas? Ours was great, but I may be getting too old for this. We produced some producers as we had 25 here for dinner and were short a couple. It got pretty crowded, but with that much "togetherness", the furnace didn't have to run much! Christmas Eve, Don and Cara Pearson, son Dawson and grandkids Charley and Kingston; Calli, Nick and Aria all arrived. Some of us attended church. After, we had an oyster stew and ham sandwich supper, and by this time, Jay Louder arrived, as did Casey Miller and Monica Reder. Grandsons Drew Pearson and Tyler Louder came very late. Christmas Day, all of the above plus Vicki and John Hagemann, Chance, Jordan and friend Colleen; Brian and Chelsea Louder; Adam and Shawna Lizotte and Landen were here. All in all a good day. It is nice having them all together – doesn't happen too often; from Yankton to Rapid City and then those from Ft. Collins. And the weather even cooperated. Mike and Joni Hunt hosted a Christmas Eve day noon meal and get together for Richard and June Nix; Andy and Jill Rankin and family; Ashley Hunt; David and Kati Hunt and family. Christmas Eve supper guests of Andy and Jill Rankin and family were: Bob and Susie Rankin; Ray and Janice Pike; Mike and Joni Hunt; Ashley Hunt; Richard and June Nix; David and Kati Hunt and family. Christmas Day guests of Bob and Susie Rankin were: Ray and Janice Pike; Andy, Jill and family; Kati and Drew and family; Tyler and Chelsee and family. Dick and Kris Bradley, Karen Authier and John Bradley and friend Mary of Rapid City were Christmas Day guests of Margaret and Greg Rankin. Betty Mann hosted Christmas dinner for Earl Dahlke and Rod and Brenda Mann and family. An early Christmas get together was held at the home of Kevin and Laura Louder on Saturday. Those there were: Jamie Bretsch and family of Aberdeen; Dustin and Kristen Aske and family; Levi and Shannon Louder; Susie Lyman; and Brad Louder. Christmas Eve supper guests of Dorothy and Brad Louder were: Kevin and Laura Louder; Levi and Shannon Louder; Darin Louder and Lisa Cline; David, Lill and Jason Seamans. An oyster stew supper and games of cards were enjoyed. Christmas Eve, Eldon and Esther Magnuson met daughters Terri Pelle and Ginger Waltner for church at the Draper Lutheran church. After, the congregation all enjoyed the soup and sandwich supper served in the basement. Following the supper, the Magnuson group went to Murdo to the home of Chad and Heather Whitney and boys and indulged in more supper. Christmas Day, the above group gathered at the Magnuson's for dinner (Terri and Ginger had spent the night). They were joined by Kathie Mason and Ernie Kessler; Bob and Shelley Boehmer; Crystal and Tyson Lindekugel and Tripp; Lori Owens and boys Tane, Trey and Tayler, all of Pierre. Christmas dinner guests of Dave and Kathy Fuoss were: Ray and Shirley Vik; Steve Vik; Doug Vik; Mike and LyRanda Fuoss and boys; Lori and Tim Nemec and family. Doug is here for the week. David and Jill Venard hosted Christmas Day dinner for: Lenae and Jesse Tucker and family; Beth and Nick Van Dam; Katie Venard; Dean, Terri, Jackson and Tana Volmer; Lanny and Michele Iwan and family; and Kim Calkins. Gerald and Wanda Mathews joined the group later in the afternoon. While in Pierre on December 19, Nelva and Janet Louder visited Alex and Jean Freier. Gen Liffengren also visited them and Joyce Ernst in the afternoon. Margie Boyle spent a few days over Christmas in LaCrosse, Wis., with daughter Brenda and James Murray, Sam and Ben. Other Christmas guests were Gary Boyle and friend Gaylene. A Christmas Eve supper was enjoyed with James' brother and sister and their families joining them. Margie returned home Wednesday. An early Christmas was held at the home of Rosa Lee Styles on Saturday with the arrival of Tara and Zac Meyer and Lincoln from Minneapolis; Teddi Anderson, Fargo; Skyler Dowling and Brittney Starks, Pierre; Shelli Terwilliger, Rapid City; and David and Robert Styles. Later that day the group left to spend the holiday at the Terwilligers in Rapid City. Christmas Day guests of Rosa Lee, David and Robert Styles were Larry and Jenette Styles of Hill City. Monica Mathews spent Christmas Eve and Day with parents Fred and Mary Mathews. Christmas Eve supper guests of Gerald and Wanda Mathews were Fred, Mary and Monica Mathews. Bob and Susie Rankin spent Tuesday through Friday of last week in Tulsa where Susie kept appointments. On Wednesday evening, they met Tim and Sandy Zibell of Wann for supper and a time of visiting. Dorothy and Darin Louder visited Dwight in Kadoka on Wednesday. Wishing a good friend, Jean Iwan of White River, a very happy birthday December 27, as she reaches another milestone. I won't say, but she is behind me almost six years – and I hit the 76 mark this year! Oh, whoops! Lill Seamans, Esther Magnuson, Margie Boyle and Janet Louder listened to the first and second graders read to them on Thursday, December 20. I wore my Santa cap – they wondered if I lived at the North Pole and if I ever got to ride in Santa's sleigh? They are so cute. Eldon and Esther Magnuson and Nelva and Janet Louder went
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East Side News
by Janet Louder • 669-2696
out for supper Saturday evening at a local cafe, then back to the Louders for cards, dessert and coffee. In looking at our new 2013 calendar, I see Karen Miller has a birthday on New Years Day, and Ray and Janice Pike tied the knot on the 1st, 57 years ago. The 2nd, Fred and Mary Mathews were wed, not sure of the year. And on the 3rd, Tyler and Chelsee Rankin have been married four years. Happy birthday and happy anniversaries to all! Following church Sunday, Pastor Rick and Jane Hazen, Alice Horsley, Rosa Lee Styles, Ray and Janice Pike, Ray and Shirley Vik, and Nelva and Janet Louder had dinner together at a local cafe. That afternoon, the Louders played cards at Dorothy and Brad Louder's. Paul and Denise Brost, Taylor, Jamie, Alex and Dillon of Waunakee, Wis., arrived on Sunday at the home of Grandpa Dave and Grandma Linda Brost to spend the Christmas week. All, along with Deanna Nelson, enjoyed Christmas dinner together. David, Lill and Jason Seamans spent Christmas at the Kennebec home of Chet and Teresa Hamer, along with several other family members. Janet Dowling visited Alice Horsley on our snowy Thursday afternoon. Shawna and Adam Lizotte and Landen of Ft. Collins, Colo., arrived at Curt and Janet Miller's on Saturday. Kim and Dan Smith and boys Craig and Chris hosted a Christmas Eve supper. Enjoying the evening were: Cheryl and Wayne Heisinger from Heron Lake, Minn.; Curt and Janet Miller; Eleanor Miller; the Lizottes; Casey Miller and Monica Reder. Christmas Day, Curt and Janet Miller; Chuck, Marilyn and Craig Strait; and Kolby Kinsley enjoyed dinner at the home of Bernard and Marge Strait. Shawna, Adam and Landen Lizotte, Casey and Gavin Miller went to Yankton on Wednesday to spend part of the Christmas vacation with Vicki and John Hagemann. Doug and Megan Freier and baby Brooklyn called on grandparents Alex and Jean Freier on Wednesday. Doug is in the Navy and is headed to Mississippi soon. The community extends their sympathy to the family of Bob Manecke, 63. Funeral services were held Friday at the Murdo UMC. Bob was manager of the Draper Farmers Grain Elevator several years ago. It was a busy place across the street at Kim and Tony Schmidt's for the holiday weekend. Their family started rolling in on Friday with Kayla, Jeremy and Sydney Hoag and Jaime Schmidt arriving. Brady came on Saturday. Christmas Eve supper guests of Donald Volmer were: Darla Tucker of Woonsocket; Donny Howard and friend Amy and Jacob Howard; Dell Volmer and fiance Kristi, Ellissa Volmer and friend Joe, and Brandell Volmer, all of Amarillo, Texas; Dean, Terri and Tana Volmer; Amanda and Kraig Henrichs, Blake and Layney; and the Hoag family. On Christmas Day, Amanda and Kraig hosted the dinner at their house. Enjoying the day were: Kim and Tony Schmidt; Dell, Kristi and family; Don Volmer; Jaime and Brady. The Hoags returned home Christmas morning. Eva Louder and Shirley Wood of Rapid City arrived Saturday at Greg and Carma Miller's for an early Christmas supper get together. Enjoying the evening, along with the above, were: Virginia Louder; Eric and Jessica Nix; Christopher and Katie Nix, Molly and Mason; Sean Louder; Scott Nix; Matthew Miller; Jordan and Amy Miller. On Sunday, Eva Louder, Virginia Louder and Shirley Wood attended the UMC in Draper and then met Eric and Jessica Nix, Carma Miller and Scott Nix for dinner at a cafe near Draper. Eva and Shirley returned home that afternoon. Christmas Eve at Greg and Carma's with Greg's family were: sister Andrea and Harvey Sheehan and family James, Brie and Billie, all of Pierre; Alex of Florida; Gerald and Elna Miller; Matthew Miller; Virginia Louder; Renee Miller and friend Brad from Nashville. Christmas Day at the Millers were: Virginia Louder; Renee Miller and Brad; Scott Nix; Jorand dan and Amy Miller; Matthew Miller. Christopher, Katie and family joined the group in the evening. Philip and Audrey Mathews left for Minnesota on December 22 to spend the Christmas holiday with daughter Cheryl and Bryon Rediger and family. While there they took in a holiday lights event. They went through in the car and had an hour wait but was worth it. One day they drove over into Wisconsin and had the kids pictures taken with Santa Claus – also a waiting line. The group spent Christmas Eve and the day together. The Mathews returned home on Wednesday. Then on Thursday, they turned around and headed back east to Kimball, this time to the double header ball games held there. Grandkids Philip and Madison were part of the teams. The Jones County girls won their game over South Central, but unfortunately the Jones County boys lost their game to Colome. The games continued in Murdo on Friday, and the Mathews planned to be there. Betty Mann and Virginia Louder were among the many who attended the retirement party held for Bev Andrews at the courthouse Friday afternoon. Wishing you happiness in your retirement, Bev. Wishing all a happy and healthy 2013 – also thanks to all that are willing to share their news with me. Those living away have told me how much they enjoy it; it keeps them in touch with the Jones County area. Karen Miller and Doug Snider spent Christmas in Sioux Falls with Tom and Jen Walsh, Makenzie and Gavin. Also there were: Bobbie and Mark Boetel, Justin, Alyssa and Collin from Fargo, N.D.; Mike Miller; Craig Miller and friend Tessa. Bobbie and Alyssa Boetel came out to Murdo on Wednesday for a couple days. Annette Knapp, Emerson and Evan of Aurora, Colo., were also in town to visit family.
Living so far away, it is extra special when they get together for Christmas. Everyone had a wonderful time. Bev Andrews fixed Christmas dinner at her home, Tom Andrews, Jordan and Josh were guests. Rich had plans to come but was detained. A retirement party was held for Bev on Friday in the courtroom, even though the weather was bad, many people came out to wish her a happy retirement. They took many pictures and made many memories. Bev is looking forward to full retirement as she has a long list of things she wants to do. Dean and Deb Faber visited Tom and Caroline Trethaway Christmas Day. Tom is recuperating but not up to going out just yet. Deb’s son, Orrin Hall, was on his way but was turned back at the mountain pass – what disappointment for him and his mom. The following was sent from Fred Koester. Well happy holidays to you as well...Dad (Melford Koester). I see him about once a week or so and give him his things then...I brought him to Philip for Christmas and he seems to be doing well...but he didn't see any reason that he needed to go back to Kadoka...but all worked out well. Have a happy New Year. Letters can be sent to Kadoka Nursing Home.
Doug and Kari Simons of St. Lawrence, South Dakota, and Bob and Diane Fuoss of Draper, South Dakota, announce the engagement of their children, McKinsie Jean and Brad Robert. The bride-to-be is a 2009 graduate of Miller High School and is attending South Dakota State University, majoring in psychology. McKinsie works at ADVANCE in Brookings and plans to go to
occupational therapy school. The groom-to-be is a 2009 graduate of Jones County High School and graduated with honors from Lake Area Technical Institute in 2012 with a diesel technology degree. Brad is currently employed at DK Diesel Injection Services Inc. in Watertown as a diesel technician. A June 15, 2013 wedding is planned at the Log Heaven Resort in Pierre, South Dakota.
Jones County Sheriff’s Report
Dec.21 Deputy Sylva responded to I-90, eastbound, mm 150, to a report of a vehicle traveling at a high speed with its bright lights on. When located the vehicle was not speeding and had dimmed its lights. Dec. 22 Deputy Sylva checked on a transient that was westbound on I-90, mm 208. Subject was not located. Deputy Sylva responded to I-90, The Sheriff ’s report is printed as received by Jones County Sheriff ’s Office. It may or may not contain every call received by the department. Sheriff and Deputy calls: westbound, mm 184 to a report of a large amount of hay on the road. SD Highway Patrol assisted and a local removed the hay off the road with a tractor. Deputy Sylva responded to I-90, westbound, mm 191, to a report of an elderly female driving erratically. The SD Highway Patrol located the vehicle and talked to the driver. Deputy Sylva served a warrant and collected the bond money for Hughes Co. Dec. 23 Deputy Sylva investigated an unattended death in Murdo. Death was found to be of natural causes. Deputy Sylva responded to I-90, westbound, mm 208, to a report of a broke down vehicle. The vehicle was gone prior to LE arrival. Deputy Sylva responded to a report of a possible overdose in Murdo. It was found that no pills were taken. Dec. 26 Sheriff Weber responded to a I90, eastbound, mm 196, to a report of a subject traveling with dogs in the back of a pickup. The RP thought that it was too cold for the dogs. Dogs were okay. Sheriff Weber transported a subject from Murdo to the Lyman Co. line. Dec. 27 Sheriff Weber responded to the Super 8 parking lot in Murdo to a report of a vehicle sliding through the intersection and ditch, then hitting the fence and dumpster at the Super 8. The vehicle had left the scene prior to LE arrival. The vehicle was located in Kadoka by the SD Highway Patrol. Sheriff Weber responded to I90, eastbound, mm 190, to a report of a motorist assist. The vehicle was towed away. Dec. 28 Deputy Sylva responded to a report of a dog running loose in Murdo. The dogs owner was contacted. Deputy Sylva received a report
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of a erratic driver northbound on Hwy. 83 from White River. It was found that the call was over an hour old, the vehicle was not located. Dec. 29 Deputy Sylva responded to I-90, eastbound, mm 207, to a car vs. deer accident. There was minor damage to the vehicle. Deputy Sylva responded to I-90, westbound, mm 203, to a car vs. deer accident. The vehicle was able to drive away on its own. Deputy Sylva responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle leaving Baker's Shop, traveling northbound at a high rate of speed. Unable to locate. Dec. 30 Deputy Sylva responded to I-90 at the Lyman and Jones Co. line to the report of a vehicle traveling westbound in the eastbound lane. The vehicle was not located until later in Jackson Co. The driver was a confused elderly male from Winner. The driver was escorted by deputies to his home in Winner. Deputy Sylva responded to I-90, eastbound, mm 205, to a car vs. deer accident. There was minor damage to the vehicle. Dec. 31 Sheriff Weber confirmed and faxed Jones Co. warrant on a subject to the Hughes Co. jail.
Local farmer participates in CHS New Leaders forum
Several South Dakota farmers learned about the opportunities and challenges facing cooperatives, agriculture and rural America as participants in the recent CHS New Leaders Forum sponsored by CHS Inc., the nation’s leading farmer-owned cooperative and a global energy, grains and foods company. The following participants were among 300 young producers from across the U.S. participating in the early December program: •Clayton Miller, Draper, S.D. •Colby Brink, Ft. Pierre, S.D. •Josh and Matt Muhler, Onida,
by Karlee Barnes The Murdo City Council held their annual year end meeting on Wednesday, December 26. Those attending included: Matt Kinsley, Wayne Esmay, Mayor David Geisler, Mike Jost, Joe Connot, Arnie Waddell, Jerry Hatheway, Krysti Barnes and Karlee Barnes. The meeting agenda was approved without question. The council then looked over the end of year bills and found no problems. Jost brought up the issue of vehicles parked on Main Street that needed to be moved so the streets could be plowed. Hatheway said that he talked to the owners of the vehicles and reminded them that when it snows, the vehicles need to be moved off the street. Next on the agenda was the issue of the liquor license belonging to the Lost Souls Tavern. Barnes told the council that she wrote a letter to Deb Vollmer, informing her that she needed to be at the end of year meeting to speak to the board about not signing necessary paperwork on time to renew her liquor license. The board discussed that this has been a recurring problem over the years. Vollmer was informed that if she could not attend the meeting, she was to contact the council members prior to the meeting. Barnes told the council that city
City council holds year end meeting
attorney Tom Harmon suggested not approving the license, and asking Vollmer to appear at the next meeting. Waddell asked what will happen if the council does not approve the renewal of Vollmer’s liquor license. Barnes responded that Vollmer will not be able to sell liquor from January 1 until the next meeting, which is January 7. It should be noted, however, that beer sales are not included in the liquor license. Esmay asked if the council could modify the contract to add a penalty for not complying with the terms set in the contract. Connot then asked if a penalty would have to be added to each liquor license contract that the city has. Barnes responded that since all other liquor license holders comply with the contract, they would not be subject to a penalty added to their contracts. Since Vollmer broke the terms of her contract, the council may add a penalty. The council made no motion to approve the Lost Souls Tavern liquor license, and made a decision to revisit the topic at the January 7 meeting. A building permit was submitted by Bud and Carol Gross to add a 28’ x 32’ addition on the back of All Pro Towing. The council approved the permit. The lighting situation at the
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auditorium was again discussed. Esmay informed the council that he had priced a few light fixtures and will provide an exact price at a later date. The final item on the agenda was concerning the addition of a stop sign at the intersection of Second Street and Kennedy Avenue. Dakota Mill and Grain had approached the city asking about switching the stop signs from Kennedy Avenue to Second Street. With the DM&G expansion, trucks will no longer be driving through town, but rather taking Kennedy Avenue north, and passing the football field. They will be able to turn around, and go back the same way, eliminating truck traffic in town. However, the stop sign on Kennedy Avenue is a concern for loaded trucks, as the sign is at the top of a hill. Kinsley said that he thinks the changing of the signs is a bad idea. The stop signs have been in that position for as long as anyone could remember. Kinsley said it would be a hard transition for people, and since the views in the intersection are already obstructed, there would be a concern for accidents. The board made no decision on the matter. The meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m. The council will meet for the January meeting on Monday, January 7 at 7:30 p.m.
in Murdo. Robert was born September 28, 1949, in Britton, S.D., to Elmer and Elsie (Sessler) Manecke. He grew up in Britton and graduated from Britton High School. He lived in Langford, Webster, Putney, McIntosh and Murdo. Robert worked as the Elevator Manager in Draper and Putney. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and watching ballgames. He is survived by his three children: Shayne and Andria Manecke and their children: Ava and Dakota of Cut Bank, Mont., Trent Manecke and his children: Robert and Melyssa of Murdo and Kimberlee Manecke and her children: Aliya and Tarik Jackson of St. Louis, Mo.,; brother Gordon Manecke of Mobridge, S.D.; sister Deloris and Wayne McKenly of Morvia, Iowa, and brother-in-law John Wanous of White Lake, S.D. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers: Tom and Richard and sister Donna Wanous. Services were held on Friday, December 28 at the Murdo United Methodist Church officiated by Pastor Rick Hazen. Burial took place on Saturday, December 29, at the Britton, S.D., cemetery. Arrangements have been placed in care of Isburg Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.isburgfuneralchapels.com
FCSA authorizes $130 million cash-back dividend payment for 2012
Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica), a financial cooperative with more than $18 billion in assets, has approved a 2012 cash-back dividend of $130 million to its eligible customer-owners. The $130 million cash-back dividend is another significant distribution of FCSAmerica’s net earnings to its customer-owners. The 2012 distribution is the cooperative’s ninth consecutive. Since 2004, FCSAmerica has distributed $685 million cash-back dividends back to its customers to support their operations and benefit the communities they call home. “Farm Credit Services of America has been consistent through agriculture’s good times and challenging times and is financially strong,” said Robert Bruxvoort, Board Chairman. “The Board is very pleased to approve the sizeable $130 million cash-back distribution.” The FCSAmerica Board also approved a patronage program for 2013 at their meeting this week. The Board will determine the cash-back dividend for the 2013 program in December 2013. “Farm Credit Services of America’s unique business model, capacity and commitment to agriculture differentiate us,” said Doug Stark, president and CEO. “We’re proud to pay yet another strong cashCash-Back Dividend Details The Board of Directors has paid cash-back dividends, available as part of its patronage program, every year since 2004. For 2012, each customer’s cash-back dividend from the program is based on the customer’s average loan volume during the calendar year. The more eligible loan business a customer has with the cooperative, the more they benefit financially from the patronage program. Eliback dividend to our customerowners. We’re also proud to be well-positioned financially to meet their needs and challenges well into the future." gible customers can expect 2012 payments to be distributed in March 2013. About Farm Credit Services of America Farm Credit Services of America is proud to finance the growth of rural America, including the special needs of young and beginning producers. With more than $18 billion in assets, FCSAmerica is one of the region’s leading providers of credit and insurance services to farmers, ranchers, agribusiness and rural residents in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. Learn more at fcsamerica.com.
Robert Manecke, 63 of Murdo, formally of Britton, S.D., died Sunday, December 23, at his home
The alarm clock goes off and it breaks my sleep and shatters my dreams I long to remember. Many of us like getting up early in the morning...some people hate getting up early...they want to sleep as long as they can. But each morning brings a new day, another opportunity to get frustrated with the kids, with people and to be late for work. We try to get everything done that the boss wants us to get done and then we get home and we want to relax...and guess what...we are going where tonight?...then it’s finally off to bed and sleep and then tomorrow is another day. Tomorrow is another day, but this is the day that the LORD has made. There is often so little to rejoice about in our day, isn't there? But the alarm clock did wake me up on time; that's some-
“This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24
Rejoice in the New Year!
by Pastor Ray Greenseth, Messiah/St. Paul Lutheran Churches
thing, isn't it? And the kids were well behaved in the morning...another nice thing and then we go to work...ready to face the day and all the challenges that it brings....and I pray....”LORD, give me one opportunity to share about You with someone today. And it would be nice to go home and have a quiet evening tonight. And yes, to get a good nights sleep.” We do need to rejoice, if only God would give us a good day,, a better new year. A new day to share the Love of Jesus Christ. And so I pray that the LORD would give to me many new opportunities to share Jesus Christ with others as we begin a new year in His name. We pray: Gracious LORD, help me to be a witness for you always and I praise you for the new day and the new year, 2013 that You are giving to me. In Jesus' name. Amen.
S.D. •Blake Kolda, Ft. Pierre, S.D. •Matt Leisinger, Highmore, S.D. The group represented Midwest Cooperatives at the CHS New Leaders Forum, held in Minneapolis, Minn., in conjunction with the CHS Annual Meeting. During the three-day forum, participants heard from leading experts on agriculture, leadership and precision technology, including Carl Casale, president and CEO, CHS Inc.; Alejandro Sayago, Agriculture & Turf, John Deere; Ted Crosbie, Integrated Farming Systems, Monsanto and Robert Thompson, University of Illinois. The New Leaders Forum also featured a networking event with the CHS Board of Directors, management and staff and participation in the 2012 CHS Annual Meeting, including workshops and the annual meeting business session. CHS Inc. (www.chsinc.com) is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States. Diversified in energy, grains and foods, CHS is committed to helping its customers, farmer-owners and other stakeholders grow their businesses through its domestic and global operations. CHS, a Fortune 100 company, supplies energy, crop nutrients, grain marketing services, animal feed, food and food ingredients, along with business solutions including insurance, financial and risk management services. The company operates petroleum refineries/pipelines and manufactures, markets and distributes Cenex® brand refined fuels, lubricants, propane and renewable energy products.
2005 Ford Excursion LTD
• 10 Cylinder Engine 6.8L • Black exterior • • 4-wheel drive • Remote keyless entry • • Heated seats • DVD Player • 102,873 • • Rear backup sensors •
Look for the 45th Annual Jones County Invitational bracket in the January 10 paper!
Tournament dates: January 10-12
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Catholic Church of St. Martin 502 E. Second St., Murdo, S.D. • Father Gary Oreshoski Saturday Mass: 6 p.m. St. Anthony’s Catholic Church Draper, S.D. • Father Gary Oreshoski Sunday Mass: 8:30 a.m. Draper United Methodist Church Pastor Rick Hazen Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.
Two minutes with the bible
The Law Misunderstood by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam
There are three misconceptions that most people entertain about the law of God and its Ten Commandments: 1. Most people have a vague notion that the law always was in existence and that it must have been given to the first man, Adam, or soon after. Actually, God gave the law to Moses for Israel about 1500 B.C., after about 2500 years of human history had elapsed (John 1:17). So mankind lived on earth for about 2500 years without the law or the Ten Commandments. 2. Most people suppose that the law and the Ten Commandments were given to mankind in general, while, in fact, it was given to Israel alone (Deuteronomy 5:2,3). 3. Most people suppose that the law and the Ten Commandments were given to help us to do right. Even some clergymen teach this, although the Bible clearly teaches that they were given to show us that we are guilty sinners. It is true that the law, while given to Israel, also shows the Gentile that he is a sinner. This is why Romans 3:19 says: “Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law; that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may be brought in guilty before God.” But most important of all: Few people realize that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins to deliver us from the just condemnation of the law. This is taught in the following Scriptures: “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us…” (Gal.3:13). “For God hath made Him to be sin for us, [Christ] who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him” (IICor.5:21). “For sin shall not have dominion over you; for ye are NOT UNDER THE LAW, BUT UNDER GRACE” (Rom.6:14).
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.
Midwest Co–op
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.
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Murdo Coyote J C FSA News
• David Klingberg •
FSA CHANGES WAY PRODUCERS RECEIVE IRS FORMS shall be reported to FSA timely so that reconstitutions can be completed as needed. This may result in the combining or dividing of tracts or farms. Reconstitutions commonly result from land ownership changes. There are four specific methods of division. 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 program payments received from FSA, regardless of the amount. Producers who receive payments from more than one county will receive one 1099-G form if the total of all payments from all counties is $600 or more. The same changes apply to producers who normally receive IRS Form 1099MISC. 2012 ACRE PRODUCTION REPORTS DUE BY JULY 15, 2013 – LAST YEAR OF ACRE
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Lookin’ Around
• Syd Iwan •
What does it take to be “cool” these days, or “with it?” This tends to change with the generations so it’s sometimes hard to keep up. My observations of young people seem to indicate that guys need to wear loose-fitting pants hung low, outrageously expensive tennis shoes, and baggy shirts. An occasional piercing of an ear or something might help too. Gals are prone to having multiple piercings, not only of the ears but maybe of an eyebrow, cheek, lip, nose, or even tongue. Neither are the girls into loose clothing that much. Hair style has something to do with things too, but I can’t quite nail down the details of that. I do sometimes notice dye jobs in bright colors and that may include several colors on one head of hair. It can be attractive or occasionally just highly noticeable. Personally, I gave up trying to be cool years ago. It never mattered much to me. I didn’t want to stand out as someone really strange, but neither did I have patience enough to spend much time dealing with my appearance. If I was covered in the right places and wearing warm clothes in the winter and cool ones in the summer, that was good enough. I recall that in high school the boys all wore their shirtsleeves a certain way. This involved the sleeves being unbuttoned and folded up just so many times. I had trouble getting the hang of that and discontinued the practice before long. Butch haircuts were all the rage for a while, and I had one until I tired of the butch-wax that made them stand up properly. That was nasty stuff and often got spread to caps and pillows. It was even hard to get off the hands after application to the hair. I’ve always really liked the looks of some sunglasses, especially the ones that are mirror-like. Unfortunately, I wear regular glasses full time which complicates matters. The sunglasses you clip on are not attractive. If you have prescription sunglasses, then you have to carry a spare pair of plain ones around for inside. When I wore contacts for a while, I thought, “Aha, now I can wear nifty sunglasses” and bought an expensive pair. They proved tedious and have just ridden around in the glove box of the car for years. Practically speaking, my eyes aren’t bothered much by strong light so they don’t need shades. If the light is too bright, I squint a bit. If it isn’t, I don’t. So much for sunglasses. Snazzy cars have always been popular with guys, and I like looking at them. I’ve only had one vehicle that could be considered snazzy, and that was a blue and white mustang. I loved that car right up until the time I crashed it into the back of a pickup that didn’t stop at a stop sign. Since then, my vehicles by necessity have been more practical. Frankly, I prefer taller vehicles now where I don’t feel like my rear is dragging on the ground. This would include my red ranger pickup that suits me well. It is somewhat “sporty” but not the rage amongst the general public. It does have four-wheel drive which comes in extremely handy when you often travel unpaved roads such as the thirteen miles of those we have getting to town from the ranch. Outward appearances, of course, can not compensate for a marked lack of goods on the inside. You can be as cool as Tom Cruise or some other movie star and still not be much as far as a human being. In fact, those who spend a whole lot of time trying to look good can sometimes be proud, callous, or shallow on the inside and much more concerned about having fun than accomplishing anything of merit. As a result, my definition of “cool” is someone who is pleasant, kind and helpful. If they are also nice to look at, that’s a plus but not a necessity. In our church, we currently have a number of people who are getting right up there in years—some even in their nineties. They all keep themselves looking fine, but they’ve long since quit worrying about being cool. They are, however, very good people and simply shine as far as I’m concerned. Their concerns tend to be more about how they can help other folks and be useful instead of what others can do for them. This sets a good example for the rest of us. I hope we can measure up even if we don’t wear sunglasses or drive a snazzy car. Measuring up would be really cool.
Okaton Sunday school Christmas program
Production for the ACRE program will be required to be reported on the FSA-658. FSA needs to collect this information from you, the producer. Crop insurance can send us information, but we will still need a signed FSA-658. Just like the last few years, this year, we will only need 2012 production reported. CHANGES IN FARMING OPERATION
• 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 purchaser 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 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 initiated in the system. DATES TO REMEMBER/ DEADLINES:
Christmas spirit… Jessie Harrison-Roghair sings accompanied by Josh Schriever. Courtesy photos
January 21, 2013: Office closed for Martin Luther King Day
Only antlerless tags valid for deer season extension
Deer hunters who have unfilled antlerless deer tags for the East and West River Deer Seasons will have nine additional days available to harvest antlerless deer beginning December 29 and ending on January 6. The Game, Fish and Parks Department is reminding hunters that this provision is a change from past years when unfilled “any deer” tags converted to “antlerless only” and were valid. For the 2012 season extension, “any deer” tags are not valid. The changes were made as part of deer herd management objectives to direct additional antlerless harvest in the areas of the state that need it most while curtailing the doe harvest in areas where it is not needed. Antlerless tags are valid only in the unit for which they were originally issued.
Producers should be reminded that any owner/operator changes
Feel free to call the office if you ever have questions on any of our programs 605-669-2404 Ext. 2.
Manger scene… Jubilee, Mesa and Annalee Roghair in a
manger scene.
SD mountain lion hunting season began December 26
The 2013 South Dakota Black Hills Mountain Lion Hunting Season began Wednesday, December 26 and will run through March 30, 2013, or until a harvest limit of 100 total lions or 70 females is reached. To keep up with the harvest total, visit http://www.gfp.sd.gov/ hunting/big-game/mountain-lionseason-harvest-status.aspx or call 1.866.895.9067. These two options
will have the most current harvest totals. SD GFP will be sending periodic emails to licensed mountain lion hunters to keep you updated on harvest totals as well. GFP also has two smartphone applications that will have the official harvest totals. The Apple and Droid applications can be found at the Apple Store or Google Play by searching SDGFP Outdoors.
Birth of Christ … Angel Darian Roghair announces birth to shepherds Kate and Maria Roghair.
All times Central. Some times or schedules are subject to change.
Jones County High School January 2013
Christmas Break NO SCHOOL
Christmas Break NO SCHOOL
Christmas Break NO SCHOOL
BB vs Philip Here 6:30 Christmas Break NO SCHOOL
GB/BB Doubleheader vs Rapid City Christian Here 1:30
Classes Resume 8:15
GB vs Colome Here 6:30
11:45 Dismissal NO LUNCH
11:45 Dismissal NO LUNCH
Jones County Invitational BB Tournament Jan. 10 - 12, 1:00 & 6:30
Heavenly tune… Sisters Darian, Mesa and Annalee Roghair
sing accompanied by Joyce Roghair.
JH BB vs Philip @ Draper 5:00 School Board Meeting HS Library 7:00 p.m.
JH BB @ Wall 5:00
JH BB @ Kadoka 10:00
Southern Plains Conference GB Tournament Jan. 17-19 TBA
JH BB vs White River @ Draper 4:30
BB vs Lyman Here 6:30
GB/BB Doubleheader @ Kadoka 4:00
GB vs. Bennett Co Here 4:00 BB @ Dupree 3:00
JH BB @ White River 4:30
GB/BB Doubleheader vs Sully Buttes Here 4:00
GB vs. New Underwood Here 6:30 JH BB vs Lyman @ Draper 4:00
BB/GB @ Highmore Classic JH BB Conference Tourn @ Philip 10:00
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Legal Notices
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 Renovations, 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 Specifications 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 project. In consideration of the State of South Dakota providing such Plans and Specifications for the purpose of preparing a bid, bidder further agrees: A. The Plans and Specifications are the sole property of the State; B. Any copies of the Plans and Specifications 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 Specifications 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 opening; E. The Plans and Specifications are to be used only with respect to this project and are not to be used for any other project 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 comply 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 Engineer 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.
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The Clinical View
Last weeks column reviewed health tips to benefit a person’s quality and duration of life. What a person can do to deal with heart disease, stroke, cancer and infections were briefly addressed. However, the quality of life independent of its duration is dependent upon a number of factors that are up to the individual. The healthy individual makes a choice of something that they are going to do and then carries out the activity and evaluates the outcome. If the outcome has been favorable, the person may choose to do that same activity repeatedly. If the outcome is not favorable, the individual has a choice of a whole host of self destructive behaviors. Some of these are discussed below. In our society, the most common self-destructive behavior resulting from a person’s disappointment or inadequate gratification is substance abuse. The four major substances of abuse in our society are food, cigarettes, alcohol and drugs. Beginning in an early age, little kids learn that even if he loses a baseball game, an ice cream cone makes it better. As kids age, they don’t play baseball anymore but the ice cream cone still works, and when the ice cream cone isn’t there, the half gallon is available in the adult’s freezer. The problem of gratification eating is quickly overtaking cigarettes as the leading cause of health problems in our society. HEALTH TIPS TO MAKE 2013 A BETTER YEAR – 2
• Dr. P.E. Hoffsten •
For many of our young people, alcohol consumption is equated with coming of age. Drinking enough to impact the person’s behavior is often associated with socially enjoyable situations. For many individuals, the socially enjoyable situation drops out as an inducement to drink and the person just drinks alcohol for the effect on their behaviors whether they are with others or not. It must be kept in mind that the basic effect of alcohol is the removal of inhibitions and people under the influence of alcohol do some crazy things, often tragically. The drug society is not as prominent in South Dakota as it is on either coast of the United States. But problems with the medical aspects of drug abuse in addition to the financial considerations can be devastating. I can only advise individuals facing this problem to seek professional help. It is very unusual that a person discontinues drug abuse voluntarily without professional help. One of the most devastating emotions that a person can express is anger. It is usually elicited when another person performs inadequately or when the angry person feels that they have been unfairly treated. Ironically, it is unusual that anger corrects either situation. Thus, why people continue to get angry is puzzling. It is most often an ineffective response. A quote to remember is, “You’ll never experience a situation your anger cannot make worse.” If a person is having problems with “angry all the time” or repeated outbursts of anger that are harming the person’s relationships, there are retraining programs that can teach a person more appropriate responses to disappointment. Note that it has been shown repeatedly that the person “angry all the time” has a significantly shortened life span compared to those more constructive in their responses. In many of the individuals in our society, excessive social contact often leads to, “I just need some time alone.” That is understandable for those that are involved in “8-5” activities with the public. But there are many individuals in our society that are isolated. These are often our elderly who have lost a spouse or the younger individuals in our society without social contact. Medical studies have clearly shown that social isolation is associated with a shortened lifespan and depression. Having a meal out of the home at least once a week with other individual is one hallmark of socialization. Other activities the person can participate in include belonging to groups, especially on a recreational basis. Generally, isolated individuals are not effective in correcting their situation and will require other members of society to encourage and elicit their involvement. The last item to address is diet and exercise. I must hear those two words put together 15 times a day as to why a person is short of breath or overweight or weak. As there are thousands of diets a person can find on the internet or in
Notice of Meeting
Jones County Board of Commissioners The Jones County Board of County Commissioners will hold their first meeting of the year on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 9 a.m. John Brunskill Jones County Auditor Published January 3, 2013, at the total approximate cost of $5.42.
Pine beetle response project good for South Dakota
by Senator John Thune South Dakota is nicknamed “The Land of Infinite Variety” thanks in part to its diverse landscape consisting of fertile farm ground, the Missouri River Basin, western grasslands, and of course the beautiful Black Hills. However, the beauty of the Black Hills is in jeopardy due to the alarming pine beetle infestation that has resulted in dead and dying pine trees across more than 400,000 acres of the Black Hills landscape since 1996. Obtaining the necessary resources for the U.S. Forest Service to effectively battle pine beetles in the Black Hills National Forest has been and continues to be one of my highest priorities. However, what has been missing over the past several years due to environmental law restrictions is the authority for the Forest Service to effectively target control measures on problem pine beetle infestations when and where they are needed most. Since my days in the House of Representatives, I have taken steps to assist the Forest Service in its battle against pine beetles, including introducing legislation earlier this year that would declare a state of emergency in areas such as the Black Hills National Forest and would allow the Secretary of Agriculture to immediately take action against pine beetle threats. I also successfully included language from my bill in the 2012 Farm Bill Forestry Title, which although not passed into law, has brought additional attention to the emergency nature of the pine beetle infestation in the Black Hills. I was pleased to see that the Forest Service is paying attention to the urgent need for quick and decisive action in the Black Hills National Forest by finalizing a Mountain Pine Beetle Response Project this week which will cover portions of approximately 248,000 acres of high risk Black Hills National Forest land. The large number of acres included in the project will allow for more timely and effective control measures by the Forest Service over a much broader area than was previously allowed. I support the Mountain Pine Beetle Response Project and will continue fighting for adequate resources to help in this effort. Fighting the pine beetle epidemic will continue to be one of my highest priorities in order to ensure we provide the Forest Service and our state with much needed reforms to more effectively preserve one of South Dakota’s and our nation’s greatest treasures.
A “raise” for people who get social security
by Kathy Peterson Social Security Public Affairs Specialist As we ring in a new year, we can expect to see a number of changes. Social Security is no exception: in 2013, people who receive Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments will see their benefits increase. Beginning in 2013, a 1.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) was applied to all Social Security and SSI payments. The average monthly Social Security benefit for a retired worker in 2013 is $1,261 (up from $1,240 in 2012) and the average monthly Social Security benefit for a disabled worker in 2013 is $1,132 (up from $1,113 in 2012). These changes were reflected in SSI payments dated December 31, 2012 and Social Security payments dated in January 2013.
the bookstore, it is clear that none of them predictably work. But one common denominator of all dietary advice is calorie control. If a person eats more calories than they burn in a day, those extra calories are stored as fat. One pound of fat takes 4000 calories. Walking one mile burns 100 calories. Thus, the critical aspect of weight control is not what you do or don’t do, but rather what you do or do not eat. Weight control requires caloric restriction. Exercise is strongly encouraged but is not the pivotal step in weight control. The national prescription is walking three miles a day or whatever the person can manage without undo discomfort or risk. Exercise programs have clearly been shown to be beneficial for both a person’s wellbeing and longevity. Lastly, mental exercise is critical to maintaining function. Just as an unexercised muscle becomes weak, deconditioned and unexercised brains decrease function. Puzzles, reading, activities, hobbies are all strongly encouraged to maintain mental function especially after a person retires. These last two columns are hardly comprehensive on things a person can do to improve both quality and quantity of life. The healthcare professionals at your local clinics can provide support, advice and programs to improve problem areas. But the unfortunate and difficult aspect of life is that it must be controlled and guided by the person who has the life. The old saying, “It’s up to you” is inescapable.
Extension News
• Bob Fanning (605) 842-1267 •
Private Pesticide Applicator Meetings Start This Week Private Pesticide Applicator Certification Training meetings start on Friday, January 4, at two locations in South Dakota, and continue at a steady pace until late March. At this time, 45 meetings are planned to be held across the state, with a few additional meetings possibly remaining to be scheduled. The full listing of Private Pesticide Applicator Certification meetings can be found on the SDSU Pesticide Applicator Training website: http://sdstate.edu/ps/extension/pat/pat-county-dates.cfm. Additional information can be found at http://igrow.org. There are three options to become certified or re-certified. 1. Attend a 3-hour recertification meeting. 2. Pick up the open-book home-study exam and reference materials at your local Extension Office or Regional Extension Center or, 3. Take the Private Applicator exam on-line at the Department of Agriculture’s website: http://apps.sd.gov/doa/pwt/. Regardless of the method you choose to certify or re-certify; you must bring a government-issued, photo ID. Snow and Winter Wheat It is well known that winter wheat has a much better chance of survival if it goes into the winter with good soil moisture. That was far from the case in the fall of 2012, when a large percentage of the winter wheat in South Dakota was planted into dry soil. As reported earlier this fall, many areas received small amounts of moisture via rain and/or snow, which caused some of the wheat to sprout, but little actually emerged. That marginal amount of moisture may play a major role in whether wheat fields; or plants within wheat fields survive the winter. Wheat has been known to take on moisture, swell, and even produce a small sprout, then dry out, and “re-germinate” when adequate soil moisture returns. There is a point however, where the sprout grows too large to survive after drying out, and that point is not well defined. For wheat plants that were still viable going into the recent cold spell, the snow received by much of the state in the past weeks may allow it to hang on. Even a few inches of snow can protect the tender wheat plants a few inches below the soil surface. The automatic weather station at Leola, S.D., reports that most of the low temperatures were below zero over the past week, and the high temperature for the day hovered near 10 degrees F. While this was going on, the lowest soil temperature at the 2” depth was 21 degrees F, well above the 0-5 degrees that properly “hardened off” winter wheat can withstand. What soil temperatures these barely sprouted winter wheat seedlings can withstand remains to be seen, but may not be as low as well established and properly hardened off plants. As spring approaches, winter wheat producers will want to assess the status of their crop and contact their crop insurance agent if evidence of winterkill becomes apparent. 1/04/2013 – Private Applicator Certification meeting (PAT), 1:00 pm MST, Sr. Citizens Ctr, Philip, SD 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, SD 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 1/16/2013 – Ranchers Workshop, 9:30 am CST, SDSU Regional Extension Center, Winner, SD Calendar
For people who receive SSI, the maximum federal payment amount has risen to $710 (up from $698). Other Social Security changes in 2013 are worth noting. For example, a worker now pays Social Security tax on up to $113,700 of annual income (up from $110,100 in 2012). A worker earns one credit after paying taxes on $1,160 in earnings in 2013 (up from $1,130). As always, a worker may earn a maximum of four credits each year and a person generally needs forty credits (or ten years of work) to be eligible for retirement benefits. To learn more about these and other changes for 2013, visit the Social Security website at www.socialsecurity.gov, and read our fact sheet about the changes at www.socialsecurity.gov/pressoffice/factsheets/colafacts2013.htm.
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Thank you to the Jones County Ambulance crew for their response and professionalism in the passing of our dad. Also, thank you to the senior center for delivering meals while he was a Murdo resident. Family of Robert Manecke Thank you to the Murdo Chamber of Commerce for the wonderful surprise of Chamber Bucks that I won! Margie Peters
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