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OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF JONES COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA.
MURDO
“SERVING THE AREA SINCE 1904”
Coyote News Briefs
The Jones County Republican Party will hold a meeting and election of officers on Thursday, February 7, 2013, at 7 p.m. at the Jones County Tech Center. Election of officers for the positions of Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Committeeman and Committeewoman will be held. Other general business will be discussed. All registered Jones County Republicans are invited to attend. The deadline for the Lee Johannsen scholarship available to college students who were graduates of Jones County High School is Friday, April 12, 2013. The scholarship will be awarded to a student in their junior or senior year at their respected college or university for the 2013-2014 school year. A copy of the scholarship application is available at the Jones County High School office. The Murdo Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a cracker barrel session with Larry Lucas and James Schaefer. It will be held at the Murdo Senior Center on Saturday, February 2 from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. The public is encouraged to attend and discuss any concerns they may have with Senator Lucas and Representative Schaefer. 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 4, 2013 for a meeting regarding the training. It will be held at 6:00 p.m. at the Jones County Ambulance building. Due to the lack of interest, it will be determined if the training will be held. 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. Thursdays 8:00 p.m. at the East Commons. Call 530-0371 or 280-7642. Kids Club, sponsored by the Community Bible Church, will meet Wednesday, Feb. 6 at the mini–gym after school. All kids in grades K–6th are welcome to attend. Come and enjoy a Bible story, snacks, games and a craft. The exercise room at the Tech Center is open Monday– Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you have a key card, the room is open additionally from 5–7 a.m. and 5–10 p.m., Monday through Friday. It is also open on Saturday from 5 a.m.–5 p.m. and on Sunday from 1–6 p.m. Patrons need to be out of the building one hour after the doors are locked; no later than 11 p.m. on weekdays. If you have any questions or would like a key card, contact the high school office. The Murdo City Council will meet Monday, Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the city office. The public is welcome to attend. The Draper Town Board will meet Monday, Feb. 4 at 7:00 p.m. at the Draper hall. The public is welcome to attend. The Jones County Commissioners will hold their monthly meeting at the courthouse on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 9 a.m. The public is welcome to attend.
Mild winter provides favorable conditions for new construction
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by Karlee Barnes The Jones County EMS has been planning an EMT class for those interested in the Jones County area. The class is tentatively planned to begin on Monday, February 4 with instruction by Heath Harter. However, if there is not enough
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Republicans to meet
Johannsen Scholarship
All Pro Towing… All Pro towing is moving right along on their addition of a new building behind the main building to the east.
Dakota Mill and Grain… The Dakota Mill and Grain expansion project is well under way to the north of the current office and grain bins.
EMTs needed for class
interest, the class will be postponed until a later date. Anybody considering the class is urged to contact a current EMT as soon as possible to sign up. Any questions or concerns can also be directed to Tammy Van Dam at 605-530-7553 or leave a message at the ambulance shed at 605-6693125.
Cracker barrel session
Coyote character
Range Country… Greg Miller’s Range Country Hotel started construction for a new building
in 2012, and work on the project continues into the new year.
EMT training February 4
January Pillar: Fairness
January Coyote Character students. Back (left to right): Dylan Fuoss, 2nd grade; Kayin Convey, 3rd grade; Wyatt Olson, 4th grade; Front: Braidon Brave Boy, 1st grade; Corben Reutter, Kindergarten; and Blake Schmidt (December award). Not pictured: Evalease Vasquez.
Open AA meetings
Chambliss… Curt Chambliss continues construction on a storage shed located on Lincoln
Avenue in Murdo. Photos by Karlee Barnes
Kids Club
Exercise room reminder
Former Jones County lady hits century mark
Irene Pruess Caldwell, who grew up north of Draper, then lived north of Murdo after her marriage to Louis Caldwell, celebrated her 100th birthday at her home in Pierre last Thursday, January 24, 2012. She was honored by a proclamation from the governor, an interview and presentation by the Mayor of Pierre and a story and picture on the front page of the daily Capital Journal. Mrs. Caldwell told the reporter that she and Louie left Jones County with their four children in 1952, moving to a ranch just out of Fort Pierre on Highway 14. She worked at the state library for 22 years and feels her greatest accomplishment was assembling a history book titled "Bad River, Ripples, Rages and Residents." The idea for the book sprang up in the Bad River Women's Club, so with the help of family and friends, the story unfolded. The book, now out of print, has sold on E-Bay for hundreds of dollars. Although Irene uses a walker for stability, she still has a driver's license and last fall when this reporter stopped in to say "hi", she
Mighty Coyote
Murdo City Council
Draper Town Board
Irene with her four children: Gloria Hanson, Ron Caldwell, Carolie Zacher and Brad Caldwell. was about to drive herself to the eye doctor. Her mind is clear, her memory a treasure. Her advice to younger folks is to look for the good in every day. This reporter stopped back in a few days ago and saw the evidence of a person well loved. Stacks of birthday cards covered the coffee table. Every other space in the living room was brilliant with bouquets of flowers and other treasures. Outside her window, huge flakes of fluffy snow drifted down to bless another day. Her crocheting was waiting for her to wake up from her nap. Ah, happy birthday, dear Irene.
County Commissioners
January Mighty Coyote students. Back (left to right): Deanna Brave, 6th grade; Sloan Benedict, 6th grade; Peige Springer, 6th grade; Jaden Eagle Bear, 6th grade; Chauncey Hauptman, 6th grade; Kade Brost, 6th grade. Front: Breckin Steilen, 5th grade; Lilli Moore, 5th grade; Riley Rankin, 5th grade; Jake Dowling, 5th grade; Emily Jacobs, 5th grade. Students receiving their third Mighty Coyote award in a row, and earning a Mighty Coyote t-shirt include: Chauncey Hauptman, Kade Brost, Breckin Steilen, Lilli Moore and Emily Jacobs.
Jones County News
by Jody Lebeda • 669-2526 • jody1945@gmail.com
This past week has been so interesting, we have had spring like temps in the afternoon and zero degrees or close over night. You just have to be from S.D. to appreciate the different kinds of weather sometimes all in one day. SPRING is coming; let’s pray it is a wet one as we are quite dry. I talked with an old time Murdo resident this past week. Mildred Strait is residing in Mesa, Ariz. She has been in an electric wheel chair since she fell in 2007 and shattered her leg. Mildred has an artificial leg but because of the chance of falling, she isn’t supposed to walk on that leg more than a few steps, or she may fall again; therefore, the wheel chair is safer. Mildred is still an avid crocheter, making lap robes and baby blankets for new babies and through her church supplying the VA hospital and nursing homes in the Mesa area. Ladies from her church distribute the robes where needed. Mildred finishes two to three robes each week. Mildred’s daughters, Dorothy and Mary, both live close and one of Mary’s daughters is her caregiver so she stops in everyday to check and do errands and so forth. Mildred has six children, 10 grandkids and 13 great-grand kids. John is living in Okaton, with his daughter, Shelby, and working in Murdo. Mildred would love to hear from some of her friends from home. Her address is 255 East 6th St. Apt.215, Mesa AZ 85201 or if you prefer phone (480)615-5332. Rose Daum will be staying longer at the rehabilitation center and would really like to hear from home also. Her address is Rose Daum rm30 c/o The Victorian 1321 Columbus St. Rapid City S.D. 57701. She is doing well but still needs the daily help and rehabilitation. Julia Broecher is enjoying her amaryllis bulbs that she kept over from last year for that touch of spring. She has 8-10 blooms now with more to open soon. Hers are a deep orange color. Jackie Fosheim had visitors Sunday afternoon for coffee and refreshments. Jed and Erin Novotny (granddaughter) and children Carley and Corbin (great-grandkids) stopped on their way from Mitchell where they had recently lived. They were on their way home to Black Hawk. They had a very nice visit. Barb and Rusty Rust attended the Young Believer in Christ youth group at Messiah Lutheran Church on Sunday evening, beginning with a soup supper and then blind box auction. Bill Eckert again donated his time and talent as auctioneer, funds raised go to youth group projects. Games were next. “THE OLDIE WED” game was won by Bill and Ellen Valburg. Their prize was an iPad. Everyone there had a good time. It’s a girl! Trusty and Beth Mertens of Kennebec became the proud parents of a baby girl, Josephine Odell (Josie) born January 26 in Pierre. Welcoming her home are big sister Grace and grandparents Donna and Ron Kinsley along with several other grandparents and great grandparents from Lyman County. Congratulations! Lila Mae Christian, Shirley Vik, Helen Louder and Lill Seamans listened to the first and second graders read to them last Thursday and then went to coffee. Gerald and Wanda Mathews and Fred and Mary Mathews had supper together at the local cafe Tuesday evening and then onto the Jones County vs. Lyman County game in Murdo. After the game they joined Ray and Janice Pike. They all went back to Draper to the Pikes for coffee and visiting. Understand Grace McKillip had the misfortune of falling at her home and was taken by ambulance to Pierre to the hospital. Wishing her a speedy recovery. Jason Seamans of Rapid City spent the weekend with parents David and Lill. Ray and Janice Pike traveled to Rapid City on our nice Saturday to take care of a little business. Dorothy and Brad Louder visited Dwight in Kadoka and then to Deanna Byrd’s for a visit. Welcome home Susie and Bob Rankin. On January 14 they flew to Tulsa, Okla., where Susie entered the hospital. There she parted with her spleen and all went okay. In the meantime former Draperites Sharlene and Butch Rada arrived. Sharlene went through several tests and started chemo for her cancer. These girls, Susie and Sharlene, grew up together while the Pikes lived in town near the Lebedas. They also graduated from Draper High School together. Gets to be a small world, with them being in Tulsa at the same time. Also there with the Rankins were: Susie’s sister, Sandy Zibell of Wann. She stayed over one night and spent several days there. Hubby Tim visited a few times. The weekend of January 19, Clayton Zibell and daughter Laramie and his friend, Cara, and Jessi and Ross Giblet, Landry and Hatti joined parents Tim and Sandy and got in a visit with Aunt Susie and Uncle Bob. During the week, many meals were shared together plus a lot of visiting. Susie and Bob flew home on Monday of last week. She has been recuperating at home. Of course parents Ray and Janice, family Andy and Jill and family, Kati and Drew and family, and Tyler and Chelsee and family have been popping in making sure all is okay. I talked to Susie today, she thinks she may be about ready to go back to work. Sharlene and Butch are at home in Pierre.
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East Side News
by Janet Louder • 669-2696
Grant and Becky Myers of Des Moines, Iowa, were overnight visitors Friday of Ken and Carmen Miller. They were enroute to Rapid City to visit family. There were several donors last Wednesday for the blood drive held at the ambulance building. Manning the check in were Velma Vollmer and Cecilia Newsam. I donated and got in a visit with both gals. After, Janet and Nelva Louder visited Ellouise Ellwanger. Tony and Kim Schmidt spent Thursday in Pierre. They went out for lunch with sister Carol Hamann. Later they visited uncle and aunt Robert and Lois Schmidt over iced tea. Nelva and Janet Louder were in Pierre on Friday for appointments. In the afternoon they went to Parkwood where they got in on the January birthday party. Janet’s friend, Bessie Husband, also was there visiting, so I got in a visit with her and Mona Sharp and others. Nelva had a good visit with Ken Halligan and son Jim, also visiting. They served root beer floats to celebrate the birthdays. Lillian Severyn was still in the TCU, but it was thought she would be home on Saturday. Rosa Lee, David and Robert Styles took in the Black Hills Stock Show Saturday. That evening they met Shelli and Jim Terwilliger, Skyler Dowling and Brittney Starks for supper before returning home. Saturday evening supper guests of Nelva and Janet Louder were Gerald and Wanda Mathews. After supper the deck of cards came out. Belated happy birthday to Grace Weber, I’ve known Grace (we were neighbors) I want to say since the “olden” days, but it does go back a while. She was sitting on a milk stool “milkin’ cows” and had some lil’ Webers running around. Hope you had a good day, Grace. Casey and Gavin Miller went to Rapid City on Friday where they joined Monica Redder and took in the Extreme Bull Riding at the Stock Show. They spent the weekend in Rapid. Sunday Curt and Janet Miller went to Rapid and met the above trio for supper. Casey and Gavin returned home Monday morning and Curt and Janet took in Angus Days. The way the weather looks as I write, I’ll bet they stay over another night. Former Draperite and our former neighbor Don Miller of Rapid City has a birthday on Thursday. Won’t know if he celebrates it or not, but we with him a good day and a happy birthday! Casey and Gavin visited Grandpa and Grandma Louder on our very snowy Monday afternoon. Karen Authier had dinner with Margaret and Greg Rankin Sunday at the local cafe and visited at home with them before returning home. Dick and Kris Bradley arrived for a visit and the foursome went to the local cafe for supper. As Greg said, they ate pretty good on Sunday. Fred and Mary Mathews headed for the hills on Friday. That evening they took in the Extreme Bull riding. On Saturday, they attended a PRCA rodeo, and also toured and looked at the goodies being sold there. On their way home Sunday, they took a detour on Hwy 44 and visited cousins Jim and Gay Murphy, formerly from Reliance, in their new home near the Cheyenne River in the Hermosa Area. Following church Sunday, several from the area traveled to Vivian to the Lutheran Church as they were serving a soup and sandwich dinner topped off with pie, all very good I must say. A good turnout plus it was a gorgeous day. Some Jones County residents I saw were Lila Mae Christian, Ray and Janice Pike, Don Volmer, Ray and Shirley Vik, Ronald and Velma Scott, Curt and Faye Chambliss, Ardith Miller, Marcie Schmidt, Doug and Jackie Nies, and Nelva and Janet Louder. I went ahead and named names of those enjoying dinner, do hope that’s okay. Lila Mae was with us and we got in lots of visiting with our Lyman County friends. We bought pie and later took it out to Dorothy and Brad Louders and got in a game of cards. A good day even if Dorothy and I lost! As I wrote Monday evening, the weather was miserable, but Tuesday morning the sun is out, lots of snow, it’s cold and school is starting late.
West Side News
Looks like January out there again. Hard to believe the month is already gone. Some really nice days made it go faster. A couple weeks ago Clarice Roghair drove north to the Isabel country for some visiting. She happened to get to Brice and Anne's on Monday, so helped grandson Rope celebrate his 7th birthday. Then she spent time with Carolyn Gleason of Kentucky, who is a former Jones County resident and mom to Lonnie Roghair's wife, Becky. This past Monday Clarice stopped in at the hospital in Pierre and spent a few minutes with Grace McKillip, who was probably going to be released from ICU that day. Grace was in good spirits in spite of having numerous inside and outside stitches and surgery on an ankle following an accident in her home last week. It is a good thing she was wearing one of those beeper necklaces and could summon help. She said her good friends Tom and Linda Michalek were there within minutes and the medics arrived right shortly thereafter. Westside high school basketball players Wyatt Hespe, Kalli Hespe and Jessie Harrison all played basketball in Kadoka last week. Friday at practice Jessie jumped up for a rebound, collided with another player and got knocked backwards. After a checkup at the Jones County Clinic, she went over to Philip where x-rays revealed no breaks, but a deep tissue injury in the area of her shoulder, shoulder blade and upper back. She won't be playing much round ball in the next couple weeks. Darian, Annalee and Mesa rode horses to the home of Grandpa and Grandma Roghair Sunday afternoon. While there, they made valentines for veteran residents at Hot Springs VA Center. Lonnie and Brice Roghair had planned to ride with an Isabel team in the Ranch Rodeo at the stock show, but between sickness and snow storm at the time of this release, it was uncertain if they actually did it.
J.C. Sheriff’s Report
The Sheriff’s report is printed as received by Jones County Sheriff’s Office. It may or may not contain every call received by the department. Sheriff and Deputy calls: Jan. 18 Deputy Sylva confirmed and sent papers to Mellette Co. on subject that was arrested on a Jones Co. warrant. The subject paid the warrant and was released. Deputy Sylva booked in three subjects on drug charges resulting from an arrest of the S.D. Highway Patrol that occurred on SD Hwy. 83. Jan. 19 Sheriff Weber responded to a 911 hangup call that originated from the Super 8 Motel in Murdo. The call was made by accident and there were no problems Jan. 20 Sheriff Weber responded to a report of a cow out along I-90 at mm 207. The owner was contacted and the critter was put back in. Sheriff Weber responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle and subject at the Pioneer Auto Museum in Murdo. The subject had left Murdo prior to law enforcement arrival. Jan. 21 Deputy Sylva confirmed and faxed paper work to the Lake Co. Sheriff's Office on a subject they arrested on a Jones Co. warrant. The subject paid the warrant and was released. Jan. 22 Deputy Sylva confirmed and faxed paper work to the Butte Co. Sheriff's Office on a subject they arrested on a Jones Co. warrant. The subject paid the warrant and was released. Jan. 23 Deputy Sylva served two subjects that each had warrants out of Pennington Co., which was a result of a traffic stop on SD Hwy. 83. One subject paid their warrant and was released. The other subject was arrested and transported to the Jackson Co. line and turned over to the deputy to be transported to the Pennington Co. jail.
Modern Woodmen kids make valentines
The youth club volunteers of Okaton's Modern Woodmen made approximately 60 valentines to mail to the Veteran's Home at Hot Springs, South Dakota. This is the third year the young people have done this project, bringing valentine cheer and love to the residents of the home. Artists included members Allison, Aiden, Abigail, Rope, Kate, Maria and Savanna Roghair of Isabel, along with Riata, Jubilee, Mesa, Annalee and Darian Roghair of Okaton. They were assisted by Anne and Becky Roghair, Carolyn Gleason and the group's leader, Grandma Clarice Roghair.
Roghair rocks
How do you like our new rocking chair? Our grandma Roghair had the highest bid on it at the winter fair a couple weeks ago, so she brought it to us. My new baby sister isn't quite ready to rock in it, but I think she will like it, too. Grandma says she goofed up when she wrote the story about the winter fair and potato feed. She forgot to mention that Schwan's donated ice cream to top off the pie and apple crisp. She also forgot to say that Deb from Murdo Family Foods gave her a bunch of stuff to make some delicious pies from. Oh well, maybe if she starts planning now for next years winter fair, everything will happen without any glitches.
Book signing: MJ McMillan
to be held at Range Country lobby
Saturday, Feb. 2 • 2:00-4:00 p.m.
for his new book
“Poems for the Common Man Vol. III”
• Coffee & Cookies • Door Prizes • Drawing for complete 3 vol. set of books
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Students in the news
Lake Area Technical Institute Deb Shephard, Lake Area Technical Institute President, announces the current President’s List. The President’s List is a list of outstanding students who, through their initiative and ability, have indicated a seriousness of purpose in their educational program. The President’s List is limited to full-time students who have achieved a semester grade point average of 3.5 to 4.0. The entire President’s List is available at http://www.lakeareatech.edu/current/honorroll/downloads/Fall2012.pdf. Local and area students so honored include: Joshua Fredericksen of Murdo.
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2013 Walk MS: Pierre and Coyote Award recipient other S.D. Communities
The National MS Society will be holding their annual Walk MS walks throughout the State of South Dakota on Saturday, May 4, 2013. Approximately 400,000 Americans acknowledge having MS, and every week about 200 people are diagnosed. Worldwide, MS may affect 2.5 million individuals. The Upper Midwest Chapter serves over 17,000 individuals and their families who live each day with MS. Start putting together your teams with friends, family, or coworkers to help fight against MS and have a great time. Teams are a great way to bring friends and coworkers closer together, boost company spirit, and demonstrate your community involvement. To register or find out more information on the Walk MS, go to www.mymswalk.org or call 1-800582-5296.
Marriage Matters retreat scheduled
Marriage Matters, a Workshop on developing communications skills for a strong and loving Christian Marriage, will be presented as a weekend Retreat on February 9-10 at the Terra Sancta Retreat Center in Rapid City. Jim Kinyon, CSS Executive Director and Cathy Larsen, CSS Outpatient Therapist will be the facilitators for this Retreat. The Retreat is for newlyweds, as well as, the long-married and will focus on developing communication and conflict resolution skills that can make a difference between a difficult marriage and a loving partnership. The nondenominational retreat is sponsored by Catholic Social Services and runs from 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 9 through 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, February 10. Overnight accommodations, meals and retreat materials are provided. The cost is $250 per couple. Pre-registration is required. Contact Catholic Social Services at 605-348- 6086 or toll free at 1-800727-2401 or email at css@cssrapidnet.com.
Rabbits are out in force!
Rabbits are out in force, says John Ball, Professor and SDSU Extension Forestry Specialist. “You may have noticed the bark missing from the lower trunks of young trees. When I walked through several shelterbelts last week every tree and shrub was cut off at about 1-foot as cleanly as if someone came by with a pair of hand pruners,” Ball said. Ball reminds readers that rabbits can chew bark off of larger trees up to a height of 18 to 20 inches above the snow line, any chewing that is done under the snow line is usually done by voles or mice. “The damage is most common to trees such as crabapples, apples, honeylocust and maples,” he said. “Shrub damage is usually entire twigs or stems cut cleanly at a 45degree angle. You’ll often find small brown droppings on the snow near these plants.” To avoid this problem, Ball says the best method is to remove any hiding cover; brush and woodpiles, which are perfect habitat for rabbits. He encourages homeowners to fence off valuable shrub beds using chicken wire that is at least 3 feet tall. “That is 3 feet above the snow line and tight with the ground. However, it is probably a little late to begin thinking about fencing at this point,” Ball said. “But, it might not be too late to apply some repellents during some of the warmer January days.” Ball explains that repellents work one of two ways, either as odor, usually mimicking the odor of a predator (usually their urine), or taste/irritation, such as capsaicin (think of hot peppers). “Usually repellents based on odor are more effective than taste/irritation but not always, so it never hurts to experiment a little bit,” he said. Finally, Ball says not to live trap rabbits. “No one else wants them either and most animals that are released in unfamiliar territory have a very short life span,” Ball said. For more updates and information on controlling rabbits visit the Pest Update at http://sdda.sd.gov/ conservation-forestry/tree-pestalerts/.
Coyote Award… Christian Nelson, sixth grade, was recognized in addition to the students receiving the Coyote Character and Mighty Coyote award Monday, January 28. Nelson displayed a great act of character and honesty when he turned in a wallet found in a school parking lot. He was presented with a Coyote Award. Photo by Lonna Jackson
Pray
by Pastor Ray Greenseth, Messiah/St. Paul Lutheran Churches
HAPPY 50 BIRTHDAY
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Jesus is the Bread of Life
“(Jesus said) I Am the Bread of Life, whoever comes to Me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in Me shall never thirst.” John 6:35b One of the things that many people like to do is eat! And people like to go out to eat. Sometimes it doesn't matter where the place is as long as we get something to eat. We like to go out. Why...maybe its a change of menu...by that I mean we get a chance to try something different to eat....of course we wouldn't want to do this every day...$$$ unless of course we have lots of money and then again we need to make sure we are eating the right kinds of food...the good ones for our body. We know that we need to eat healthy to stay healthy. If we want to have a long life and good health we watch what we eat. Now if that is true when it comes to physical food, how more should we watch what we eat when it comes to the spiritual!...If we are going to life forever, then we need to eat the right soul food. This brings us to the Words of Jesus. He said...;paraphrased...If you eat of Me, you will never go hungry. If you believe in Me, you will never be thirsty. What a statement by Jesus. Sadly, many people including some Christians decline Jesus' offer. They don't want a steady diet of Jesus, do they. Think about some of the people that we know. How would they respond if you asked them how often they go to church? All too often we hear of people going to church once a month, if that.....Eating once a month is not going to help our physical bodies. If you would try it, you would probably see that we would be out of strength and energy and not feel very good at all. Your stomach would grumble...complain...and rumble around somewhat. You would get light headed...as your body would be telling you to “FEED ME!!!” “Let me eat something so I can be happy again.” Our souls don't grumble or rumble or complain that loudly as our bodies do for food...but certainly The Holy Spirit has been telling us to come and feed on Jesus...come and visit our Redeemer...come and receive forgiveness of sins..but then other things are speaking louder to us. If that does sound familiar...I do have Good News for you...even now Jesus is still inviting us to come and visit Him....and He is always ready to feed us, to forgive us, to help is in our daily living all the way to eternal life. His invitation is still there...”I Am the Bread of Life, eat of Me and you will never go hungry again.” Jesus is the Bread of Life. He is the only thing that every sinner needs. He is the only Friend that can give us true peace. He is the only Savior who can forgive our sins and who can grant us a good life here and a perfect life in eternity. We pray: Father in Heaven, feed me with Jesus the True Bread of Life, so that I may be spiritual nourished and strengthened for the journey , which will eventually lead to heaven. This I ask in Jesus name, who lived, suffered, died and rose that I might follow Him forever. Amen.
Dad & Grandpa!!
Lenae, Jessie & family Katie Beth & Nick
Love ya!
It’s time to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline
by Rep. Kristi Noem After almost four and a half years of applications, environmental studies and hearings, the proposed Keystone XL pipeline is still in limbo and waiting for approval. In the face of rising energy costs and continued reliance on foreign oil supplies, it is time for President Obama to finally approve this project. The American people deserve a reliable energy supply that comes from American sources. That means more than just oil, it also means renewable sources such as hydropower and wind. I have and will continue to support an all-ofthe-above American energy policy. In South Dakota, we continue to lead by example by taking advantage of our vast wind energy resources and by developing new ethanol technologies. The Keystone XL pipeline will ultimately decrease our dependence on unstable sources of energy from the Middle East and could create up to 20,000 new American jobs. This project continues to receive strong bipartisan support. There’s little, if anything, that should be holding the President back from authorizing the start of construction. Environmental analysts have concluded that there are few risks to adding the 1,700 mile pipeline. Even the nation’s biggest labor organization stated that the Keystone XL pipeline would allow workers from all over the United States to benefit from the project. It’s time for the President and his administration to get serious about our nation’s energy security. This pipeline, once completed, will carry up to 800,000 barrels of oil a day from western Canada to refineries in Texas. The pipeline is shovel ready: easements have been acquired from over 97 percent of landowners in South Dakota and all seven pump station sites have been purchased. But further preparation cannot proceed without approval from the President. It’s in our nation’s best interest to get this pipeline up and running as soon as possible. Waiting over four years for approval is just too long. I will continue to work to ensure that South Dakotans are heard loud and clear in Washington.
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Sickness And Sin by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam
One thing that really concerns this writer about modern life, is how sin is constantly called sickness. A man commits some moral outrage and they say he is sick — they even tell him that. I went to see a man some time ago who had fallen into unspeakable immorality and it had caught up with him. For years his sanctimonious life had been a sham; now the mask was torn off and he was in trouble — deep trouble. I had been telling him that now his best course was to make a clean confession — to the courts and to God. But someone else had gotten to him first. While he stood by, listening, this man had told his wife: “You must get Jim to see that he’s sick and needs help. I’m not condoning what he has done, but I’m hopeful that if he gets the proper help he can be cured.” What a way to evade the sin question! Of course the man was sick — I imagine you and I would be sick too if we lived as he had been living! But let’s get this straight: His sick- ness came from his sin, not his sin from some sickness. He would have been far better off to sob out his heart in contrition before God for his sin than to excuse his conduct on the grounds of illness. Rom. 5:12 says: “By one man sin entered into the world and death by sin,” and Rom. 6:23 says: “The wages of sin is death.” The sobering fact is that while there may be differences in the kinds of sins we commit, or in the degrees of our sin, Rom. 3:23 declares that there is no difference in this, that “all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” This is why we are so pleased and proud to proclaim “the gospel of the grace of God,” how Christ paid the penalty for our sins that we might have a perfect standing before a holy God, “being justified freely by His grace, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus” (Rom. 3:24). “Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift!” (II Cor. 9:15).
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to spend it with family and eat lots of delicious food. Sweat pants, hoodies or anything comfortable is typically how you would find Glaze dressed. “People who carry a phone, but then never answer it, people who act fake and lie, also people who never have to work to get anything” are things that make her angry. Stealing Janna’s food without asking drives her insane. If Glaze could meet a famous person, she would want to meet Justin Moore or Jason Aldean because “they are among my favorite singers, and they are down to earth and successful,” said Glaze. She most admires “my parents and teachers because they all helped me come this far, put up with me and believed in me. They also have taught me many valuable life lessons that I will take with me throughout the rest of my life.” Considering which is least important to her and why? Money, Power, or Fame?” Glaze responded, “fame, because it is pointless. People would just follow you around and start unnecessary rumors about you.” If Glaze had to choose among being popular, accomplishing something or being organized, she would choose accomplishing something. She wants to set an example for others and not give up on her dreams. Glaze values her family, true friends, classmates, her animals and babysitting kids the most. If she could be anything she wanted, she would be a vet or work at an animal shelter. The biggest lesson
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Staff: Becky Bryan, Janna Glaze, Nicki Kell, Ryan Kirscher, Emiley Nies, Paige Venard, Gus Volmer. Adviser: Margie Peters
Animal lover, Janna Glaze, anticipates after graduation education for career as Vet Tech
by Paige Venard Pop Tarts, Jason Aldean, hunting and CSI are among some of Janna Glaze’s favorite things. Janna Alene Glaze, the daughter of Greg and Lea Glaze, has one younger sister Calli. She has one dog named Copper and three cats. Throughout high school she has participated in volleyball, basketball, jazz choir, boys’ basketball cheerleading, play and track. Glaze’s favorite color is yellow; she loves Easy Mac, Pop Tarts and Alfred. She enjoys watching scary movies, CSI, Law and Order and the Outdoor Channel and listening to country music. Justin Moore and Jason Aldean win over her heart as her favorite artists. The Lying Game series are her favorite books and her favorite holiday is Christmas because she gets Glaze has learned thus far is “not giving up when times get tough, because they will always get better.” She learned this lesson when she tore her ACL her junior year. She also learned to value the people in her life and never let them go. If a genie were to appear and grant Glaze three wishes, she would wish for health, happiness and success. Her major regret from high school was not working hard her freshman year; consequently, she did not get into NHS. She would advise underclassmen to “try your hardest, because if you don’t you will regret it when you are older,” and she also advises “to stay out of drama and have fun.” Glaze said her biggest achievement this far would be making it to her senior year with good grades and a good grade on Mrs. Peter’s English tests. Invitationals, spending time with everyone, movie nights, good times and laughs are Glaze’s favorite memories of high school. The best thing to Glaze about being a senior is looking forward to graduation and knowing that after this year she is going out into the world starting her own chapter. After she graduates the thing she will miss the most is good memories, her friends and having them at her house all the time. After high school Glaze is debating on either Northeast Community College or Eastern Wyoming College for Veterinarian Technician. In ten years she sees herself living somewhere around Murdo working in a vet clinic.
Ladies continue winning streak in after holiday run
J.C. Coyotes battle White River with strong effort for second place spot
by Gus Volmer The Jones County Coyotes ended the first half of their season in the 45th Annual Jones County Invitational. The Coyotes started the first round of the tournament against the Stanley County Buffalos. The Coyotes started out strong and began the game on a 17 to 4 run but let up a just a little and the Buffalos came back on the Coyotes and made it a closer game. Second half started with a Coyote started hefty lead and continued from there. Putting a series of stops together the team limited the Buffalos to 33 points. The Coyotes won the first round 64 to 33. During the second round of the tournament, the Coyotes played the Philip Scotties. The Coyote defense didn’t start out well and let the Scotties score a little too much. The Coyotes were too fast for the Scotties and went off in the second half. The Coyotes never looked back as they rolled the Scotties and put their Championship hopes to an end. The Coyotes won 66 to 47. The third and final game of the Invitational the Jones County Coyotes and the White River Tigers met. The Coyotes started the game strong and went point for point with the Tigers and put a few series of stops on the defensive side and ended the half down 11. The second half started out slow for the Coyotes and the Tigers went on a run. The Coyotes never hung their heads but kept fighting back against the Tigers and just came up short against the Tigers. The Coyotes lost to the Tigers 87 to 63. Philip Mathews made All Tournament First team and Gus Volmer made All Tournament Second team.
Three years hard work earns Grablander recognition
by Becky Bryan Freshman Tristan Grablander dedicated time to prepare for 2013 South Dakota Junior Honor Choirs, which he attended on January 19 at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Rapid City. The Mixed Chorus, directed by Clayton Southwick from Rapid City, featured students from all over the state. Southwick has taught for fifty years in several different states and has taught students in Rapid City for the past thirty years. His choirs have received recognition at the state and regional levels. Participating as a tenor in the Mixed Choir, Tristan’s favorite song was “Skip to My Lou,” arranged by Greg Gilpin, “ because it had the most energy compared to “Hallelujah, Amen,” “Home on the Range,” “Wind Beneath My Wings,” and “Amani (Peace).” Tristan received an award for attending South Dakota Junior Honor Choirs for three year. His favorite part of attending was staying at the Ramkota. He said, “I loved swimming at the water park from nine to ten p.m.”
Go in!… Garline Boni hits the mark as Julie Joseph watches
for rebound duties against Stanley Co. by Emiley Nies Coming back from Christmas break the Lady Coyotes stayed home to play the Colome Cowgirls. They worked hard, but even though most of the shots wouldn’t fall, the Ladies left the court with a win 52-44. Leading scorer: Madison Mathews (12), Leading rebounder: Becky Bryan (8), Leading stealer: Rachel Buxcel (3). The next weekend after the Invitational Tournament, the girls had their Southern Plains Tournament. They played in White River the first two games and then in Colome for the championship game. In the first game against Stanley County Lady Buffaloes, the girls played like they were tired at first, but at the end they came out with a win 43-26. Leading scorer: Madison Mathews (10), Leading rebounder: Julie Joseph (8), Leading stealer: Emiley Nies (5). The next night, the girls played the Kadoka Kougars. It was a very intense game because both teams played really well and they never gave up. Although the turnovers weren’t very good, the girls came home with a second win 60-48. Leading scorers: Madison Mathews (22) and Emiley Nies (15), Leading rebounder: Garline Boni (9), Leading stealer: Becky Bryan (5). For several years the Lady Coyotes haven’t been able to get past the second game in the tournament. The third night of the tournament the Ladies played in Colome for the championship against the South Central Lady Cougars. After the game they got nothing but compliments from everybody that watched or listened to the game on the radio. “It was a fun game to watch and the girls played as a team,” said assistant coach Michael Hunt. The Lady Coyotes beat the Lady Cougars 56-28. Leading scorers: Madison Mathews (16) and Becky Bryan (14), Leading rebounders tied with 5: Paige Venard, Becky Bryan, Madison Mathews, Calli Glaze, and Garline Boni, Leading Stealer: Rachel Buxcel (3). Ever since the tournament started thirty years ago, the Lady Coyotes have never won it. It was an accomplishment they were hoping for. Emiley Nies and Becky Bryan received an All-Tourney award and Madison Mathews received the MVP award.
Flying high… Wyatt Hespe goes for two during the champi- Proud moment… With his director Clayton Southwick, Trisonship game against the Tigers. tan Grablander shares a moment of relaxation at the Honor Choirs concert.
Coyote cheer squad wins first ever Muriel Huber Memorial Cheer Award
by Janna Glaze On Monday night at halftime of the championship game, the Jones County cheerleaders earned the Muriel Huber. This was the first annual award given out in memory of Muriel Huber, who was a resident of White River until she passed away in 2009. The award was to be given to the squad that demonstrated crowd control and appropriate dress/attire prior, during and following the games. The squad was also judged on their ability to create crowd spirit not only within the student section, but throughout the entire cheering section for their school. Muriel’s husband Ben, her son, Ben Jr., and her niece-in-law, Lea Glaze, of Murdo presented the award. Muriel was a teacher at White River for a few years and later on spent over 20 years teaching in Mission. She was a lady who loved to cook, visit, read and attend Special award… Back: Ben Huber, Jr., Ben Huber, Lea Glaze, Maribeth Trumbo. Front: Calli Glaze (Charlie Coyote), Carole Benda, Becky Bryan, Mikayla Waldron, Shelby Bork. sporting events.
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Murdo Coyote Lookin’ Around
• Syd Iwan •
Trust can be a fragile commodity. Take the cooking island in our kitchen, for example. It looks nice and solid just like the other kitchen cupboards, but it has one major difference in that it’s on wheels. In other words, if you lean against it too hard, it’s apt to move. This can be unsettling. It might mean you have to make some quick adjustments to avoid falling on the floor. Nasty. One eventually learns not to trust the thing but probably not until after you’ve had a few tense moments. Sometimes in this life, it is tricky to decide what or who you can trust. Do you, for instance, trust your current car or pickup to always get you where you want to go? Our vehicles, right now, appear to be fairly trustworthy since they aren’t terribly old and haven’t been driven excessive miles. As you know, any vehicle can turn obnoxious in the blink of an eye, but you can often depend on those that aren’t too ancient and have been properly maintained. I think of one vehicle I had, though, that I shouldn’t have trusted as much as I did. One evening I drove it at the speed limit on the freeway for over a hundred miles only to have the front wheel fall off as I neared home. When it dropped, I was barely moving since I had slowed for a sharp corner on our country roads. It still gave me quite a jolt, especially when I considered what might have happened had that wheel gone when I was speeding down those steep river hills on the freeway. It didn’t bear thinking about. I was pleased to still be moving and breathing. Sometimes, too, I’ve put faith in certain people that didn’t deserve it. There was that one time some years ago when I took in cattle for a fellow who turned out to be very difficult to deal with. Not only did he hate to pay his bills, but he also failed to move his cattle out at the time we had previously agreed on. It was with some relief when that association was at last over. Since then I’ve been blessed with other cattle deals that have worked out well for all concerned, but such has not always been the case. Maybe I’ve learned who to deal with and who to leave strictly alone. My good-Samaritan complex has also landed me in trouble a time or three. One fellow I tried to help many years ago ended up ripping me off for several thousand dollars. He took all my belongings of any worth and pawned them. He also depleted my bank account, which wasn’t very large at the time, by forging my signature. After he’d run off with my assets and been gone a while, he called one day and wanted me to help him some more. He was out of luck by then. He’d given me a harsh lesson, but I’d learned through it, or at least I had in his particular case. I don’t mind helping people but not when they flat out steal from me. Fortunately, my immediate family has always been composed of good people. Everyone makes mistakes, but that can be overlooked if the intensions are honorable. I wouldn’t do any business with some of my slightly more distant relatives, but those closest to me are fine. With those who have lived or worked on the ranch, some have been more competent and useful than others, but we’ve had lots of good guys helping us. None that I know of have set out purposely to defraud or harm us, and some have been or are truly excellent fellows to have around. Here’s a quote you might like. “Raisin cookies that look like chocolate-chip cookies are the main reason I have trust issues.” Not everything is what it seems. It’s not that I don’t like raisin cookies, it’s just that I like chocolate chippers more and am disappointed when finding I’ve taken a raisin thinking it was a chipper. The same principle can have wider application. What else can we trust in? One probably shouldn’t put much hope in winning the lottery as a means of support. The odds are greatly stacked against us there. How about the government? Iffy, don’t you think? Some doctors and lawyers are dependable. Others not so much. I suppose we’ll have to just go along trying to put faith in those people and things that deserve it as far as we can tell and avoiding those that don’t. We can also trust God to help us know the difference. After all, he is completely trustworthy, has our best interests in mind, and has the wherewithal and strength to see us through. It’s a very great blessing to have him on our side.
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Extension News
• Bob Fanning (605) 842-1267 •
Why Not to Apply Fungicides to Wheat Over the past several years, foliar fungicide application on dry land wheat has gone from a relatively rare practice to one that many producers consider automatic. There have been positive yield responses from many of these applications, and with wheat commanding competitive market prices, often positive economic returns. The fear of missing out on these potential yield responses and economic returns has undoubtedly fueled much of the increase in fungicide use. The question is, do foliar fungicide applications on dry land wheat always pay, and do routine fungicide applications cause any harm? The answer to the first question is relatively obvious, no; foliar fungicide applications do not always produce sufficient yield increases to pay for the application. In fact they can produce yield decreases. There are three wheat growth stages where foliar fungicides are applied, tiller (typically with a post-emerge herbicide application), flag leaf emergence, and flowering. Applications at the tillering stage are only recommended if wheat is planted into wheat residue, and only if a post-emerge herbicide application is planned. If the crop is not planted into wheat residue, the main pathogens of concern, septoria leaf blotch and tanspot, are not present in the field at a level to likely pose a major threat. Adding the fungicide to the tank when making an herbicide application makes the cost minimal, increasing the likelihood of an economic return. Research trials have produced no yield response or negative yield responses as well as positive yield responses. Yield response is highly dependent on weather conditions following the application, and typically amounts to only a few Bu/A when they occur. Factors favoring a flag leaf application are: disease is appearing on flag-1 and/or flag-2, the variety is susceptible to fungal diseases, the crop has good yield potential, wet weather is forecast, the market price of wheat is high, and the cost of the fungicide application is low. Flowering time applications are mainly justified if scab risk is high, and do offer protection from late-season rusts if they move up from the south. Flag leaf and flowering time fungicide applications either involve aerial application, or damaging a small percentage of the crop if application is made by ground equipment, both of which amount to considerably more input cost than a tillering application. To be effective, tillering, flag leaf and flowering time fungicide applications all need to be made before the infestation of disease becomes severe. In order to make good decisions, fields must be scouted and the factors favoring a yield response considered. If yield potential is limited due to hail, winterkill, bacterial or viral disease, drought or other reasons, the potential return to a fungicide application is reduced. The question, can routine fungicide applications cause harm is not as obvious. There are beneficial fungi present in any crop field as well as harmful species. These fungi can be helpful in feeding on bacteria, aphids, and possibly other harmful pests, and fungicides will control them as well as the harmful fungi. Each chemical application that is made to a crop weakens the protective layer of the leaves, making the plant more susceptible to moisture stress and to bacterial disease. Microbial activity in the soil is desirable, and fungicides are known to reduce it. Fungicide application decisions should not be taken lightly. Calendar 1/31/2013 – PAT, 1:00 pm MST, Pennington County Extension Center, Rapid City, SD 2/12/2013 – PAT, 1:00 pm MST, Mueller Civic Center, Hot Springs, SD 2/19/2013 – PAT, 1:00 pm CST, Winner Regional Extension Center, Winner, SD 2/20/2013 – PAT, 1:00 pm MST, Wall Community Center, Wall, SD
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Now that’s school spirit, Links of Love program makes difference through Chad Johnson style
by Becky Bryan During the Invitational championship match between the Jones County Coyotes and White River Tigers, junior Chad Johnson showed school spirit and won Fan of the Game by wearing a homemade wacky outfit he had worn for Halloween. With the help of Clayton Evans, he constructed a LMFAO box out of gold spray paint, cups, LED lights, a box and mesh to go over the mouth and eyes. He cut out the mouth and eyes from the cardboard box, put LED lights in the eyes, and placed mesh over the holes. To top off the box-head, Chad bought a LMFAO shirt and colored leggings online and used beads that were gold and silver as chains. Chad said, “I was surprised to get Fan of the Game. I didn’t get the big prize, but I was still happy to get a shirt!”
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How long?… Council members hold Links of Love to measure
as adviser Jane Daum supervises the process at the Lyman game. by Paige Venard JC’s Student Council is doing a fund raiser for Links of Love, which is a program through the Sanford Children’s Specialty Hospital. The Children’s Miracle Network is making a real difference for real kids, and the student council is fundraising for the state convention in March where they will present a CMN representative with a check in the full amount of money raised from the Links of Love project. One hundred percent of the money raised will make a significant difference in the lives of sick and injured children. Each link is $1 or 6 for $5. Each different colored link represents a different type of cancer. Links can be purchased in the buyer’s own name to honor a cancer patient, or a loved one’s name. Council will be selling these links at home basketball games. Tuesday night’s game raised $260, and the link stretched about the length of the court. They will continue this project for the next three home games. Eventually council members will display the Links of Love paper chain along the hallway in the high school as a reminder of those who have or are still battling cancer in all its very forms. The present goal is to make the chain long enough to go around the basketball court.
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Eighth Grade enjoys making a water wheel for science class
By Ryan Kirscher During science class one day, substitute teacher Marilyn Iverson had the 8th grade class make a water wheel. The water wheel consisted of milk jugs, strings, clay, skewers and pennies. The process of making the wheel was a long one. First they cut a square out of an index card and formed a triangle. Next they had to mark an 8cm line at the bottom of one of the milk jugs. After that, they took the triangle and used it to make several more triangles on the milk jug, then they took a thumb tack and attached each corner of each triangle to the round edge of the cork. Second they placed a drop of glue on one end of each skewer and inserted one skewer into one of the holes on the end of the cork. They then used a hole punch to put two holes in the bottom of the jug and carefully pushed the skewers through the holes. They taped one end of the thread to one skewer on the outside of the jug, next to the clay ball, wrapped the thread around the ball three times, taped the free end of the thread to a coin and wrapped the thread around the coin and taped it again. Third, they slowly poured from a 2L bottle onto the fins so that the water wheel would spin and recorded their observations. They then lowered the coin back to its starting position and added more
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2013 Legislature updates
Senator Larry Lucas
2008-09 per student allocation was $4,642 so the FY14 amount is $17 less per student than five years ago. The gun bills that have been introduced so far are HB 1010 and HB 1087. HB 1010 is the proposal to allow anyone who passes a background check to carry a concealed pistol without a permit. This is the bill that Governor Daugaard vetoed last year. Governor Daugaard has stated that he does not support any expansion of gun rights in our state. The background check serves a purpose to deny permits to individuals who can pass a background check, but are habitually in an intoxicated or drugged condition; have no history of violence; and have not been found in the previous ten years to be a “danger to others” or a “danger to self”. HB 1087 will allow local school boards to authorize individuals to carry firearms on school property. From what I have been able to read, all schools have recently reviewed their security policies. These security measures may include enhancing how an individual enters their buildings, the use of security officers on site, communication with local police, and classroom lock down procedures. None of the education groups that lobby legislators and especially the school boards association support allowing teachers or other school personnel to carry guns while at work. Feeding South Dakota was in Pierre on Wednesday to announce the launch of a Mobile Food Pantry Program to help meet the needs of hungry individuals living in some of the most rural areas of South Dakota. Communities in our area that will see the Mobile Food Pantry are Fort Thompson, Lower Brule, and Reliance. The newspaper association had their annual legislative meeting and diner with legislators on Thursday. Past president Lucy Halverson of the Lyman County Herald just completed her year as the spokesperson for the group. In the Senate Agriculture Committee we passed Senate Bill 21 to remove the requirement to have brand inspection prior to sale or leaving the brand inspection area for horses and mules. Ranchers can still use their registered band on their horses and mules for matters related to theft. The legislative Cracker Barrel discussion meetings for District 26B organized so far are: •February 2, 9:00 a.m. - Murdo (Senior Center Building) •February 9, 9:00 a.m. - Kimball (Fire Hall) •February 9, 11:00 a.m. Chamberlain (Dakota Milestones), Email me your thoughts at sen.lucas@state.sd.us or call the Senate Lobby, 773-3821, to leave a message.
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• David Klingberg •
REPORT OF PAYMENTS TO PRODUCERS A summary of all earned payments 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 error. FARM SERVICE AGENCY ANNOUNCES IMPORTANT PROGRAM UPDATES The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers that the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 extended the authorization of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (the 2008 Farm Bill) for many Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) commodity, disaster, and conservation programs through 2013. FSA administers these programs. The extended programs include, among others: the Direct and Counter-Cyclical Payment Program (DCP), the Average Crop Revenue Election Program (ACRE), and the Milk Income Loss Contract Program (MILC). FSA is preparing the following actions: FSA will begin sign-ups for DCP and ACRE for the 2013 crops on February 19, 2013. The DCP signup period will end on August 2, 2013; the ACRE sign-up period will end on June 3, 2013. The 2013 DCP and ACRE program provisions are unchanged from 2012, except that all eligible participants in 2013 may choose to enroll in either DCP or ACRE for the 2013 crop year. This means that eligible producers who were enrolled in ACRE in 2012 may elect to enroll in DCP in 2013 or may re-enroll in ACRE in 2013 (and vice versa). FSA will provide producers with information on program requirements, updates and signups as the information becomes available. CHANGING BANKS Almost all Farm Service Agency payments are made electronically using Direct Deposit. This innovation has cut down on the number of missing and late payments and reduced the time required to move funds. It has been calculated that having a problem with a payment is 20 times greater with checks than with Direct Deposit. Another benefit is that Direct Deposit to your account can be made within 48 hours. To keep the system running smoothly, it’s critical to keep the county office staff up to date on changes you might make in your financial institutions. If you have changed accounts or institutions that might affect the direct deposit of your FSA payments, contact the FSA county office so we can update our files to insure continued uninterrupted service. DATES TO REMEMBER/ DEADLINES: February 18: Office closed for President’s Day February 19: DCP/ACRE sign-up begins March 15: 2013 NAP Sales closing date June 3: 2013 ACRE sign-up ends July 15: 2012 ACRE Production July 15: 2012 NAP Production July 15: Final 2013 Acreage reporting date August 2: DCP sign-up ends Feel free to call the office if you ever have questions on any of our programs 605-669-2404 Ext. 2.
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We had Monday off due to Presidents Day. The pace picked up considerably on Tuesday. We passed Senate Bill 45 to allow for renewal of driver's and motorcycle operator's licenses by mail or electronic renewal once in any ten year period. This should be a consumer convenience to reduce the long waiting lines at driver license renewal centers. On Tuesday, the S.D. Department of Education (DOE) presented documentation to the Joint Appropriations Committee of their major department initiatives and the department’s funding requests. DOE suggests the focus moving forward will be driven by student outcomes, working with lowest performing schools, and attempting to reduce the achievement gap especially in graduation rates among our Native American students. The Governor’s proposed budget for K12, brought forth by the DOE, is a request for a 3.0 percent increase and would raise the funding formula from $4,491 to $4,625 for an increase of $134 per student. To put the amount in perspective, the
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Greetings! I appreciate my district newspapers for the coverage they provide during the legislative session: Central Dakota Times, Chamberlain Oacoma Sun, Lyman County Herald, and Murdo Coyote. The S.D. Newspaper Association met in Pierre this past week. Our Ag and Natural Resources Committee passed unanimously HB 1017, introduced in response to Anderson Seed Company’s insolvency at the Redfield plant. This proposed law aims to better regulate grain buyers and warehouses. The bill was amended to have the new regulations take effect April 1 rather than July 1 (for newly passed laws). This is so the law will be in place for the next growing season. In another action the Committee defeated HB1007 by a margin of 7-6. This bill originated from the Agriculture Land Assessment Task Force and was written to put a 30-year cap on conservation easements. The measure was amended to allow for a 99-year cap. I voted to support the bill, but it was then deferred to the 41st day, killing the bill. House Education Committee spent most of our two days on HB 1087, referring to sentinels in schools. This is a bill that brings emotions to the surface, yet both
sides did a good job of practicing restraint as they testified or commented or questioned. The bill passes to the House floor (probably will be heard this week) on an 8-7 vote as amended. I opposed the bill. Concerns about funding the training, determining what is adequate training, focusing more on mental health issues, and getting insurance coverage were expressed. HB 1091 passed 64-6 (my vote affirmative). It requires retailers to post appropriate labels by pumps dispensing 85-octane fuel that say, “May not be suitable for all engines. Refer to owner’s manual before fueling.” Two House Concurrent Resolutions received my vote of consent this week on the House floor. HCR 1001 is in opposition to certain actions by animal rights groups to undermine agricultural producers (showing support and respect for agriculture). It passed 69-1. HCR 1002 urges the U.S. Supreme Court to revisit the Roe vs Wade case and to overturn its decision. This affirms our pro-life position. It passed 60-10. Monday, January 28, is the deadline for individual legislators to introduce bills and joint resolutions. Tuesday, the 29, is the deadline for committees to introduce bills. I am pleased to be the sponsor of three pages from our district serving in the House presently: Landon Fanning, Kennebec; Erin Mairose, Kimball; and Emily Wall, Chamberlain. They assist both on the floor of the House and in committees. They make a difference in keeping the legislative process moving smoothly. Mark these dates for Cracker Barrels being held this Saturday, February 2, 2013. Murdo Senior Center at 9:00 a.m. and Hutch’s in Presho at 11:00 a.m. Come and share your ideas and concerns. If your schedule is already booked, give me a call 730-1990.
HB 1113 matches up transparency, technology
by Tim L. Waltner technological Remarkable advances in recent years have changed the way we do countless things. Phones once tethered to walls have become portable devices that are now wireless hand-held computers. Financial transactions no longer require cash, checks or, increasingly, plastic cards. GPS systems have made asking for directions obsolete. Cameras no longer require film. Technology has dramatically altered virtually every aspect of our lives. We communicate with each other in ways that only a few years ago seemed to be science fiction. That has touched our personal lives as well as the way we do business. And that includes the way in which government operates. That reality led the Open Government Task Force convened last year by Gov. Dennis Daugaard and Attorney General Marty Jackley to recommend including new methods of communication in the transparency and accountability that are the bedrock of open government. The result is HB 1113, which expands the definition of teleconference “to include certain meetings conducted through electronic text colloquy and to require the retention of certain records of text colloquy meetings for public inspection.” “Colloquy” is a legal-technical term meaning discussion. Don’t let the word throw you; it’s simply conversation. If an email goes out to the mayor and full city council, a school board or a county commission and asks for them to reply to the group, that’s a conversation. If they were having that conversation - all of them face to face - that would be an official meeting - open and public. But, as of now, if it’s email or text, it’s not public. While the law already says that teleconferences conducted by elected officials are subject to open meeting laws, elected officials can now have a similar group conversation via email or text and there is nothing that makes that conversation open and public. Common sense says that’s just not right. Conceivably, an entire agenda for an elected body could be discussed using email or text messaging. While that’s unlikely, here’s one example of what could happen. An email goes out to the full school board and asks for comments about a proposal to phase out the district's art program. Everyone is invited to share his or her views. Everyone weighs in and a majority agrees that the district can no longer afford to fund the art program. As the law now stands, the public is excluded from observing that discussion. And while no official action can be taken until the board meets in an official session, the discussion that led to the decision remains hidden from public view. The board meets, votes and since the entire discussion was conducted by email, no one knows what led to the decision; there's no official record of that discussion. Common sense says that’s just not right. Elected officials have accepted the framework in which they do the people’s business for decades. That includes notice of meetings, posted agendas and holding those meetings in public. It’s at the heart of how we function as a democracy and as a republic. A changing world requires adaptation. That’s something the 33-member task force, which included representatives of news organizations, state officials, law enforcement officials, prosecutors, and officials from cities, counties and school districts, recognized last summer. That’s why it recommended including “electronic text colloquy” in open meetings and records laws. And that is why the governor and attorney general have moved this legislation forward. Speaking to newspaper editors last week, Gov. Daugaard spoke about the importance of this issue. When people think of teleconference, Daugaard said “You’re thinking of someone on the phone. But if you’re texting each other and you’re replying to all, really, if you think about it, that's no different. It’s just a different way of chatting back and forth and those should be subject to the open meeting notices and the texts would need to be an open record.” Gov. Daugaard clearly gets it. Now it’s up to our legislators. The measure gained a slim 7-6 approval from the House State Affairs Committee last week and is headed for a vote by all representatives in the House. Contact your representatives and tell them to vote yes on HB 1113. You can call them at 773-3851 or you can find contact information on the S.D. Legislative Research Council's website. HB 1113 deserves full support in the House and then the Senate. Regardless of technological advances and forms of communication, the principle of open and public debate is critical. Our legislators need to know that we, the people, expect nothing less than full support to maintain that ideal. It’s a matter of common sense. Tim L. Waltner is publisher of the Freeman Courier and the Hutchinson Herald, Menno. He also serves on the South Dakota Newspaper Association’s First Amendment Committee.
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Notice of Hearing on Petition for Vacation of Public Roadway
Notice is hereby given that a Petition requesting that certain public roadways be vacated in Okaton Township, Jones County, South Dakota, pursuant to SDCL 31-3-6, as hereinafter specifically described has been received by the Board of Supervisors of Okaton Township; that the Petition may be examined by contacting the Clerk of the Township at the address indicated below; that the specific description of the property being request to be vacated is: Between Section 24 2S 27 and Section 13 2S 27, between Section 14 2S 27 and Section 23 2S 27, between Section 23 2S 27 and Section 26 2S 27, and between Section 4 2S 27 and Section 5 2S 27. Therefore, notice is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors of Okaton Township will hold a public hearing to consider the vacation of the above described public roadways; that the meeting will be held on Friday, the 1st day of February, 2013 at 7:00 o’clock pm. at the clerk’s house, 24410 264th Ave, Murdo, S.D. That any persons interested in the proposed action may be present at said date and time and present their information, opinions, and/or arguments relative to the proposed action. Any persons unable to attend this hearing may deliver their written opinion for consideration by the Board of Supervisors, such testimony must be delivered prior to the date and time of the scheduled hearing by mailing or delivering the opinion to: Jane Daum, Clerk of Okaton Township, 24410 264th Ave., Murdo, South Dakota. Jane Daum Okaton Township clerk Published January 24 & 31, 2013, at the total approximate cost of $33.79. tures and the issuing of checks on January 14, 2013.  PAYROLL BY DEPT: FICA paid through First Fidelity Bank, Retirement check issued to S.D. Retirement System and Health Insurance check issued to Three Rivers Insurance Fund. PAYROLL: $75,608.49; EMPLOYER SHARE: FICA $5,231.92, RETIREMENT $4,333.30; HEALTH INSURANCE $9,864.48. GENERAL FUND: Admin--$125.00; Apple--Ipods $796.00; Best Buy--Camera $454.44; Stacey Booth--Snacks $34.02; Christy Brost—Trans $402.56; CDW--Licenses $1,262.40; Century-Copier Agreements $156.16; Chesterman--Pop $712.00; Chris Supply--Adaptors $164.98; City of Murdo--Water $199.11; Corkys--Supplies $144.47; Dakota Security--Door Batteries $322.42; Days Inn--Lodging $180.00; DoAll--Memory $85.00; Tarra Dugan-Trans $1,395.64; E-Rate Ed Services-350.00; Edcon--Supplies $534.03; Farmers Union--Bus Fuel $2,129.35; Farner Bocken--Concessions $4,548.57; Gasrite--Differential $130.08; GoldenWest-Phone $527.38; Harlows--Repairs $549.36; Heartland--Garbage Collection $360.00; Stephanie Hespe--Trans $809.77; Hillyard--Supplies $254.64; Amoco--Gas $85.48; Ingram--Pest Control $160.00; Jen Jankford--Trans $1,396.80; Gary Knispel--Consult Fee $1,000.00; Jennifer Larson--Trans $359.64;  McDorman--Piano Tuning $150.00; Moores--Supplies $52.48; Coyote--Minutes/TRAX $188.34; Tami Flynn-Trans $610.50; Chris Nix--Snow Removal $570.00; Officemax--Supplies $160.74; Peak Fitness--Service 315.00; Pepsi--Pop $422.10; Popplers--Music $55.00; Prosource--Supplies $232.00; Ranchland--Flowers $35.00; One Call-Cable Tickets $4.44; SDACDA--Fee $75.00; Servall--Mops/Towels Cleaned $625.74; SHI--Software--$8.92; Teachers Discount--Paper $40.70; TempTech-Boiler Agreement/Repairs $1,396.66; Venard Inc--Repairs $748.13; Verizon-Phone $117.35; West Central--Electricity $1,397.30. CAPITAL OUTLAY: Farmers Union-Propane $1,686.86; Hauff--JH VB Uniforms $1,427.82; Hillyard--Vacuum $638.96; Chris Nix--Tiling $420.00; JayTee Sealey--Tiling $420.00; West Central--Electricity $3,607.69. SPECIAL  EDUCATION: PAYROLL $12,503.32; EMPLOYER SHARE FICA $908.18, RETIREMENT $729.83, HEALTH INSURANCE $2,389.04. EXPENDITURES: Childrens Care--Services/Tuition $8,365.52; Edcon--Lorrie Esmay--ITunes $195.92; Institute for Ed-Workshop $219.00; Teachers Discount-Paper $40.70. PENSION: None. FOOD SERVICE: Diana Hendricks-Keys $2.00; Lunchtime Solutions--Meals $7,249.35. FINANCIAL REPORTS: Motion by Whitney, seconded by Lolley to approve as follows:  GENERAL FUND: Bal. Bro't Fwd $516,669.52; RECEIPTS Ad Valorem Taxes $42,799.64, Mobile Home Taxes $1,046.31, Prior Yrs Taxes $643.57, Penalties $490.86, Interest $56.71, Admissions $3,830.00, Rental $1,000.00, Concessions $2,820.16, Co Apportionment $1,280.00, State Aid $46,538.00, Donations $1,042.00, Other $817.05, 21st Attendance $450.00, 21st Century Grant $44,653.00, Title I Reimb $33,055.00, Nat’l Minerals $3,640.00. EXPENDITURES $118,428.22; Bal on Hand Checking $234,455.21; MMDA $104,854.39; Investments $250,000.00. CAPITAL OUTLAY:  Bal Bro't Fwd $203,357.24; RECEIPTS: Ad Valorem Taxes $12,635.27; Mobile Home Taxes $187.99, Prior Yrs Taxes $185.86, Penalties $134.39, Interest $10.45. EXPENDITURES $6,963,15; Bal on Hand Checking $118,729.82; MMDA $90,818.23; Investments -0-. SPECIAL EDUCATION: Bal Bro't Fwd $965,936.36; RECEIPTS: Ad Valorem Taxes $18,000.86, Mobile Home Taxes $267.84, Prior Yrs Taxes $263.87, Penalties $191.35, Interest $74.28, Due From Fed $10,595.00, Title VI $11,333.00, PreSchool $893.00. EXPENDITURES $29,491.27; Bal on Hand Checking $505,819.15; MMDA $212,245.14; Investments $260,000.00. PENSION FUND: Bal Bro't Fwd $285,532.05; RECEIPTS: Ad Valorem Taxes $4,481.24, Mobile Home Taxes $66.69, Prior Yrs Taxes $67.22, Penalties $47.83.  EXPENDITURES $0; Bal on Hand Checking $290,195.03; MMDA -0-; Investments -0-. FOOD SERVICE: Bal Bro't Fwd $30,380.05; RECEIPTS: Pupil Sales $3,385.40; Adult Sales $146.20, Fed $5,153.90.  EXPENDITURES $11,285.16; Bal on Hand Checking $27,780.39; MMDA -0-; Investments -0-. TRUST & AGENCY: Bal Bro't Fwd $60,101.20; RECEIPTS $3,500.76; EXPENSES $4,908.53; Bal on Hand $58,693.43. DISCUSSION: Board Scholarship, Annual Auditor, Popcorn Machine, Activity Buses, Elementary Intercom, Licensing, Student Exchange, Murdo Aud Lighting, Elementary POs, Insurance Meeting. Resolution #354 Annual School Board Election LET IT BE RESOLVED that the school board of Jones County School District #37-3 hereby establishes Tuesday, June 4, 2013, as the Annual School Board Election date (SDCL 13-7-10).  This election to be held in conjunction with the City of Murdo and costs to be split as per future agreement.  Motion by Brett Nix, seconded by Scott Mathews to approve the foregoing resolution. ROLL CALL: In Favor--Brett Nix, Chad Whitney, Carrie Lolley, Scott Mathews and Michael Hunt.  Opposed-None. RESIGNATION: Motion by Mathews, seconded by Lolley to accept the resignation of Ashley Geigle effective December 31, 2012. LEGISLATIVE REPRESENTATIVE: Motion by Lolley, seconded by Mathews to appoint Chad Whitney as the designated legislative person. MEMBERSHIP: Motion by Whitney, seconded by Mathews to continue membership in the Three Rivers Cooperative for the 2013-2014 school year. CONTRACTS: Motion by Whitney, seconded by Mathews to offer Administrative Contracts for FY’14. EXECUTIVE SESSION: Motion by Lolley, seconded by Whitney to enter executive session at 1:58 p.m., in accordance with SDCL 1-25-2 subchapters a and d. Board President declared session over at 2;48 pm. Motion by Whitney seconded by Nix to adjourn. Meeting adjourned at 2:50 p.m. Tami Schreiber, Business Manager Published January 31, 2013, at the total approximate cost of $85.12.
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The Clinical View
• Dr. P.E. Hoffsten •
What is mild cognitive impairment (MCI)? Part 1 The 72-year old gentleman was virtually brought to the clinic against his will by a concerned son who felt that his father was no longer safe to live on the farm. The father proudly bragged that he was born and raised on that farm and he was going to die there. His wife had passed away several years ago and the patient lived by himself still managing every aspect of his life. The son acknowledged that his father still participated in the spring planting and the fall harvest and was felt competent to drive a very expensive tractor. The son acknowledged that his father seemed to be well nourished, able to attend to activities of daily living, maintain his personal hygiene. All the father did was complain bitterly that he didn’t need to see a doctor. The son’s concern primarily involved memory problems. He indicated that his father frequently forgot appointments, could not remember plans or conversations that the father and son had had previously, no longer remembered birthdays, wedding anniversaries, etc and generally seemed apathetic and uninterested in events. At this point, additional history was obtained indicating that his father only took a Benadryl-containing sleeping preparation. There were no other medications used. He had not had any falls that were known. There was no recent trauma and no recent surgery. There did not seem to be any motor function abnormality such as a stroke might indicate. A physical examination was done much to the patient’s disgruntlement and was normal. Several laboratory tests were done including the Vitamin B-12 level, thyroid function test, basic liver and kidney function tests, echocardiogram and a chest film. All examinations were normal. Obtaining this gentleman’s cooperation was very difficult. There are several examinations that involve the patient cooperating and trying to answer relatively simple questions about the date, the time, year, where they are, what their address is, etc. These tests can be used to make an estimation of the patient’s mental capability. The patient initially would have nothing to do with “these stupid tests.” But eventually, he and his son came to a peace when it was agreed if the gentleman could reach a certain score on this test, the son would “leave him alone.” So, one of the nurses administered a test called the “Mini mental status exam” and then a second examination called the Montreal Cognitive Assessment test. For those interested, these examinations can be found on the internet. A perfect score on these exams is 30 points. The patient obtained a score of 23 on one examination and 24 on the other which put him in the “mild cognitive impairment” group. The son was very concerned and had many questions at this point. The patient volunteered that he couldn’t care less. He had taken the silly exam and he would wait in the waiting room. The son first wanted to know if there were reversible facets to this situation. He was told that fortunately, the only product that might be contributing to the patient’s memory loss was his using the Benadryl to help sleep. Specifically, the patient did not appear to be depressed. He had no vitamin deficiencies and no hormonal deficiencies that were detected. His cholesterol was not an issue. His blood pressure was normal. He had never been a smoker and the patient was not diabetic. There had been no recent trauma. The only factor that we could not be sure of was the quality of the patient’s sleep. The potential that there might be something we could work on in that regard was considered. But judging by the patient’s uncooperative nature, his cooperation during a sleep study did not seem at all likely. Thus, the son was told that we did not see a reversible cause for the memory loss. The second question had to do with what to expect in the future. The son was told that with this type of “memory loss cognitive impairment” there is an 8-15 percent progression likelihood over the next five years. The son was told that the prognosis is not at all predictable on an individual basis. The son then wanted to know if there were medications that could be helpful. There is one study in the literature that suggests that Aricept (donepezil) might be some help. Multiple other studies have not supported a beneficial effect for Aricept with mild cognitive impairment. It might be noted that the FDA has not approved any drug that would be recommended for mild cognitive impairment. At this point, I suggested strongly to the son that the Benadryl sleeping preparation be gotten rid and that the patient be rechecked in a month if the son could talk him into coming back. The next column will consider the follow up of this gentleman and his course. It might be added here that there is a new medical service available in Pierre. It is called the Memory Diagnostic Center. It is located at 200 East Dakota Avenue. The phone number is 9450827. This medical group devotes itself to evaluating individuals suspected of having mild cognitive impairment and/or Alzheimer’s disease. Their workup and evaluation is quite extensive and designed to find reversible causes for individuals with memory problems such as mild cognitive impairment.
Proceedings of the Jones County School District #37-3
Regular Session January 14, 2013 The Board of Education of the Jones County School District No. 37-3 met in regular session on January 14, 2013, in the high school office with the following members present: Michael Hunt--President, Carrie Lolley--Vice President, Chad Whitney and Brett Nix. Board President Hunt called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m. with board members present answering roll call.  All actions in these minutes were by unanimous vote by members present unless otherwise stated. Others Present:  Larry Ball--CEO/ Principal, Lorrie Esmay--Principal, Tami Schreiber--Business Manager, Karlee Barnes, JayTee Sealey, Trudy Hurst, Gary Knispel and Krysti Barnes. Absent:  Scott Mathews. AGENDA: Motion by Whitney, seconded by Lolley to approve the agenda. MINUTES: Motion by Whitney, seconded by Nix to approve the minutes of the December 10, 2012 Regular Meeting. Scott Mathews arrived 1:07 p.m. EXPENDITURES: Motion by Nix, seconded by Lolley to approve the expendi-
Keystone XL Pipeline: A stimulus plan America needs
by Senator John Thune Pending before President Obama is a true economic stimulus plan. Unlike the $833 billion stimulus bill that was loaded with pet projects and wasteful government spending, this stimulus plan is privately funded and would not waste taxpayer dollars on yet another duplicative government program. Instead, this plan would bolster private sector job creation, would help secure America’s energy future, and would generate tax revenue and stimulate growth in South Dakota and throughout the country. This pending plan is the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. While the benefits of the Keystone XL pipeline are clear, what remains unclear is why President Obama continues to delay this jobcreating, domestic energy-producing project. The pipeline, which would run through South Dakota, is expected to create an estimated 20,000 jobs, and transport up to an additional 830,000 barrels of oil per day to U.S. refineries. This $7 billion project would not only stimulate the American economy, it would create hundreds of construction jobs and generate new tax revenue in South Dakota. Unfortunately, in January of 2012, the president decided to play politics with this important economic project. Instead of determining whether to move forward with the pipeline, the president opted to punt the decision until after the 2012 presidential election, further delaying job creation and energy production. On January 22, 2013, Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman approved a new route through Nebraska for the Keystone XL pipeline that avoids the environmentally sensitive Sandhills region. The new route was approved after the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality determined the pipeline would have minimal environmental impact on the area. Following the news of Governor Heineman’s approval, I joined a bipartisan group of 53 U.S. Senators on January 23, 2013, in sending another letter to President Obama urging him to approve the Keystone XL pipeline without delay. The letter encouraged the president to choose economic development and American energy security, and to cease all further delays on the pipeline. After several political delays and four and a half years of environmental reviews, it is time for the president to stick to the deadline. Unfortunately, it does not appear that the Obama Administration’s State Department plans to make a determination regarding the environmental documents for this pipeline until this spring or summer. I will continue to work with my Senate colleagues to push for this bipartisan project to ensure we continue investing in America’s energy future.
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MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST POSITION
Mission Medical Clinic, an office of Horizon Health Care, Inc., is seeking a full time medical receptionist to join their team. Excellent telephone skills, extensive computer knowledge with an emphasis on electronic health records are a requirement along with good verbal and communication skills, experience and familiarity with office procedures, filing, scanning, scheduling and medical terminology. Professional bearing and presence is a must. If you are a positive team player and enjoy working in a very busy clinic setting, this career opportunity may be a great fit for you. Questions on this position can be directed to Jennifer @ 605-856-2295.
Call the Murdo Coyote to place your ad: 669-2271
start February 3, 1:30 p.m., Methodist Church, Murdo. We will decide on practice and performance time at our first meeting. PLEASE COME AND SING!! Ages 7th grade through 107 welcome. You do not have to live in Jones County to sing with us. All are welcome! We will make a joyM5-1tp ful noise!!
$2,500 Sign On Bonus FULL TIME NURSE POSITION
Certified Medical Assistant, LPN or RN
Mission Community Health Center, an office of Horizon Health Care, Inc., is seeking applicants for a full time Certified Medical Assistant, LPN or RN to work in a busy health care setting. Ideal candidates must be a certified Medical Assistant or be a licensed LPN or RN in the State of South Dakota. Excellent patient care and nursing skills is a must. Experience with Electronic Health Records would be very beneficial. If you are a positive team player and enjoy working in a busy health care environment, this position is for you.
SEEKING CLASS A CDL drivers to run 14 central states. 2 years over the road experience required. Excellent benefit package. Call 701-221-2465 or 877472-9534. www.pbtransportation.com. EW WYLIE TRUCKING is now hiring Truck Mechanic. West Fargo, N.D. Needs: 3 years shop experience Certified Diesel
Wanted
PASTURE WANTED: Summer pasture for 100-250 cow/calf pairs preferably in the Jackson/Haakon/ Jones county area, but would consider other areas. With full maintenance. Call 605-843-2869.
For Sale
2012 Dodge Ram pickup. Was only on pickup for two weeks. No damage; like new condition. Make an offer. Call Patrick at 605-530-0051 or Karlee at 605-295-0047.M41-tfc CHIFFEROBE WITH 19 INCH TV, perfect for a child’s bedroom. Door with shelves on one side and three drawers on the other side. Great shape $60.00 OBO. Call Lonna at 669-2040 or 669-2271. 1994 HONDA 125 DIRTBIKE. New plastics kit. Just cleaned the carburetor and gone through by mechanic. Needs to go! $600 firm. Call Lonna at 669-2040 or 6692271.
BLACK RANCHHAND LEGEND SERIES BUMPER. Fits 2010-
• Recently enhanced hourly wage and SIGN ON BONUS plus benefits •
Job Descriptions are available upon request @ lfeller@horizonhealthcare.org
EXCELLENT BENEFIT PACKAGE • • • • • • • • • Health Dental Vision Disability Life Insurance Vacation Leave Sick Leave Paid Holidays Retirement Plan
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Health Vision Life Insurance Sick Leave Retirement Plan
Mail Resumes to 109 N. Main – PO Box 99, Howard, S.D. 57349 EXCELLENT BENEFIT PACKAGE • • • •
Business & Professional Directory
Rent This Space $4.25 a week/ minimum 3 mos.
Dental Disability Vacation Leave Paid Holidays
Ranchland Drug
259-3102
• Nightly Deliveries to Murdo • Senior Citizen’s Discount
HEIMAN CONSTRUCTION
and Seamless Gutters
Allen Heiman – Owner
Thank You
Thank you to everyone in the community for your prayers and encouragement during the years of Tom’s illness, and also for your kindness and caring now that he is at rest. Sincerely, The Trethaway Family Carolyn and Dana Special thank you to the Jones County Ambulance crew for their help in getting me to Pierre hospital. Thanks also for all cards and get well wishes extended to me. Shorty Marshall Words cannot express my sincere appreciation and thanks for the many thoughtful messages and prayers during my recent problem with cancer and good wishes for my birthday observance. Maxine Stirling
Located in White River, S.D.
P.O. Box 433 Presho, S.D. 57568-0433 Phone: (605) 895-9644 Cell: (605) 730-5634
Variety of Colors Free Estimates
New Life Home, Inc.
Residential Living Center
24–Hour Care Home–Like Atmosphere
203 W. Hwy. 16, Presho, S.D. • 605-895-2602
CALL US FOR ALL YOUR HOME REPAIRS
AERIAL & AG SERVICE
• Aerial & Ground Application • Chemical & Fertilizer Sales • GPS Equipped
Valburg
605-669-2077 Tires & Service ATV & UTV Service Exit 191 ~ Murdo SD
Venard Inc
605-669-2121 Clinic J.S. McNeely 605-669-2553 Home RN, CFNP dba Jones County Clinic
609 Garfield Ave., Murdo, SD 57559
Murdo, Martin & White River
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
Dan: 605-259-3134 Charlie: 605-452-3311
Family owned and operated – Our family serving your family
Low–Income Housing 1 & 2 bedroom apartments Income–based rent Includes light, heat, water and garbage pickup
Murdo Housing & Redevelopment
605-669-2681
Murdo Nutrition Program Menu
February 4 Hamburger Gravy over Biscuits Hash Brown Patties Stewed Tomatoes Peaches February 5 Roast Turkey Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Broccoli Cranberry Sauce Dinner Roll Pears February 6 Chicken Filet on Bun w/ Lettuce Pasta Salad w/ Vegetables Baked Beans Mandarin Oranges & Pineapple Tidbits February 7 Swiss Steak w/ Tomatoes Scalloped Potatoes Peas Bread Pudding w/ Fruit February 8 New England Ham Dinner w/ Vegetables Sunshine Gelatin Salad Bread Fruit Cocktail Cake w/ Topping
H ildebrand S teel & C oncrete
Contact us for ALL types of concrete work!
Murdo
Jerry Hildebrand Cell: 605.488.0291
Kadoka
Rich Hildebrand Cell 605.431.2226
Office: 605-837-2621 Toll Free: 1-877-867-4185
Equal Housing Opportunity
Daryl & Scott Isburg, Funeral Directors
Concrete Redi–Mix
Family Dentistry
James C. Szana, DDS
Murdo Health Center Wednesday & Thursday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
669-2131
Rent This Space $4.25 a week/ minimum 3 mos.
ALL PRO TOWING
24-Hour Service Light to Heavy Duty Towing Repairs Domestic Cars & Trucks
Phone: (605) 669-2075 Murdo, S.D.
(605) 869-2150
Cell: 605-222-0317 • Pierre, S.D. E-mail: darrenboylesales@pie.midco.net Website: www.darrenboylesales.com
New & Used Farm Equipment REA Seeds
Darren Boyle Sales

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