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OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF JONES COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA.
“SERVING THE AREA SINCE 1904”
MURDO
A PUBLICATION OF RAVELLETTE PUBLICATIONS, INC.
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Number 25
Volume 107
June 20, 2013
Lee Johannsen Jones County
funds application due July 18
This year’s application for funds
from the Lee Johannsen-Jones
County funds is due July 18, 2013.
Funds for 2013/2014 will be
awarded August 2, 2013, by the St.
Mary’s Foundation Board of Direc-
tors.
A total of $10,000 will be award-
ed to projects and programs for
medical equipment or medical
help to the needy in Jones County.
Funds are from an endowment set
up by Lee Johannsen and awarded
annually.
Past awards have included
funds for equipment for the Murdo
Clinic, medical equipment for
Jones County Ambulance, AED
and supplies for organizations
throughout the county, hot trays
and railings for the Senior Center,
and mental health services with
Capital Area Counseling Service,
Inc. Past award amounts very by
project from $100 to $5,000.
Lee Johannsen was a Jones
County resident who established a
Lasting Legacy Fund with the
Oahe Foundation to benefit educa-
tion and health in Jones County.
Interest paid on the endowment is
awarded yearly to St. Mary’s
Foundation to help meet the
health needs of persons in Jones
County and Central South Dakota.
To receive an application, go to
www. stmarysf oundati on. com
under Grants or contact:
Julie Moore, St. Mary’s Founda-
tion, 800 E. Dakota Avenue,
Pierre, SD 57501 (605) 224-3451,
julie.moore@ avera.org.
Murdo Chamber of Commerce and Murdo Lions
Club provide man power to spruce up local home
Flag Day commemorated at Murdo Cemetery June 14
Community volunteers, men
and women alike, from two local
organizations worked together to
provide Deb and Ryan Kirscher
with cosmetic renovations to their
home on Garfield Avenue.
The Murdo Chamber of Com-
merce took on the task of repaint-
ing Kirschers’ house with the help
of Paint – South Dakota.
Paint – South Dakota is a pro-
gram through the South Dakota
Housing Development Authority.
SDHDA purchases the paint and
primer needed, and volunteer
groups throughout the state are
responsible for providing the tools
needed, as well as preparing and
painting the house nominated.
The Murdo Lion’s club selected
the Kirscher house for a summer
volunteer project, keeping with
their motto, “To Serve,” after it
was brought to the organization’s
attention that the home was in
need of repair.
The Lion’s funded the roofing
project and provided the volun-
teers needed to complete the proj-
ect.
The two organizations acted
separately to complete a mutual
project.
The Lion’s Club holds fundrais-
ers throughout the year to fund
such projects. All funding raised
during such fundraisers is put
directly back into the community
through projects, scholarships,
and other giving opportunities.
Priming… Greg Glaze was among volunteers taking time out
of their evenings to help prepare, paint and shingle the Kirsch-
er house.
Community effort… A group of volunteers work together to
prepare Deb and Ryan Kirscher’s house for a fresh coat of paint.
Caring and Sharing Group… Back, left to right: Barb
Rust, Marilyn Seymour and Kate Bradley. Front: Ella Fuhrer,
Margie Peters, Pastor Ray Greenseth and Leila Geisler.
Avenue of Flags… A slight breeze whipped through the Avenue of Flags displayed at the Murdo Cemetery on Flag Day, Friday,
June 14.
Photos by Karlee Moore
Veteran’s Memorial… An American Flag and a POW MIA flag
were displayed on Flag Day at the Murdo Cemetery next to the
Veteran’s memorial at the end of the Avenue of Flags.
New shingles… Lion’s Club members and other volunteers
tear old shingles off the Kirscher house, getting ready to place
the new shingles.
Caring and Sharing Cancer
Walk successful in third year
There was a gentle breeze and
warm sunshine on the morning of
Saturday, June 15, 2013 as volun-
teers, walkers, and supporters
gathered at the track for the Third
Annual Jones County Caring and
Sharing Cancer Walk. Festivities
began with a prayer by Pastor Ray
Greenseth, and the inaugural lap
by cancer survivors.
Approximately 60 people partic-
ipated, and the president of Jones
County Caring and Sharing had
this to say, “We appreciate the con-
tinued support and efforts of our
local community to help those who
are fighting cancer.”
Registered attendees had the
opportunity to win a variety of
door prizes which had been donat-
ed. At the conclusion of the walk,
the winners of the raffle of two
beautifully handmade quilts were
drawn. These quilts were made
and donated by past recipients of
support and financial assistance
from Jones County Caring and
Sharing. One quilt was won by
Lisa Kinsley; the other was won by
Rose Elrod.
When asked why they volun-
teered for this walk, one partici-
pant said, “I walk to honor the
memory of my family and friends
who have lost their battles with
cancer.”
An estimated $2,500 was raised
with this event. These funds will
help ease financial burdens that
are faced by families afflicted with
cancer. The mission and purpose of
the Jones County Caring and
Sharing group is to provide sup-
port, encouragement and assis-
tance to families affected by can-
cer. All of the funds stay local,
within Jones County to help our
friends, neighbors, and relatives.
sss
If you or someone you know is
struggling with cancer, the Jones
County Caring and Sharing group
is here to help. Jones County Car-
ing and Sharing meets the second
Monday of each month, at 7:00
p.m., at the Messiah Lutheran
Church in Murdo.
See our
city-wide
garage
sale
advertising
special on
page 8!
Jones County News Murdo Coyote • June 20, 2013 • Page 2
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by Jody Lebeda • 669-2526 • jody1945@gmail.com
Bill and Ellen Valburg attended
funeral services in Pierre on Mon-
day, June 10 for LyRanda Fuoss’
father, Steve Hadlestad.
Bill and Ellen Valburg were
among many who attended Brad
Fuoss’ wedding Saturday evening
at Log Heaven Resort north of
Pierre.
Bill Valburg attended Florence
Williams Halligan’s memorial
services on Monday morning,
June 17.
Bob and Diane Fuoss, along
with many family and friends,
attended the wedding of their son,
Brad, to McKinsie Simons on Sat-
urday. The outdoor wedding was
held north of Pierre at the Log
Heaven Resort overlooking the
Missouri River on a beautiful,
sunny evening. A reception and
dance followed the ceremony at
the resort.
Again, there was a very good
turnout of mowers and clippers at
the Draper Cemetery last Thurs-
day evening. Thanks to our rains,
the grass really grows. Again,
kudos to our dedicated workers, it
looks very nice again.
Dianne Marshall hosted the
Court Whist Card Club at the
auditorium annex last Wednesday
afternoon. Prize winners were
Bev, Esther and Helen. Virginia
Louder and June Nix joined the
group for lunch. Dianne served
sandwiches, pickles, chips and dip
topped off with a delicious heath
chip cake dessert.
Karen Miller and son Craig left
on Thursday to spend the week-
end with Jen and Tom Walsh,
Makenzie and Gavin at their
Okoboji lake home. They got in
some boating and shopping and
returned home on Sunday.
Our sympathy to Ken Halligan
and family members in the pass-
ing of his wife, Florence. Memori-
al services were held Monday
morning at the Lutheran Memori-
al Church in Pierre.
Helen Louder and Virginia
Louder spent Saturday in Pierre,
went out for lunch, shopped, then
supper and home.
Dorothy and Darin Louder
spent Saturday in Kadoka with
Dwight. Saturday was their 63rd
anniversary.
The Magnuson girls brought a
carry in dinner on Father’s Day to
the home of parents Eldon and
Esther. Spending the day were:
Kathie Mason, Ernie Kessler,
Moriah and Will; Terri Pelle; Shel-
ley Boehmer; and Lori Owens.
Ginger was unable to be there as
her hubby, Twix, ended up with an
appendectomy.
Joe Thorne and daughter Trait
hosted a Father’s Day cookout
Sunday evening. Enjoying the
evening were Dean, Terri, Jack-
son and Tana Volmer; Mike, Lori,
Mikayla and Sage Waldron.
Jason Seamans, Rapid City,
arrived at parents David and
Lill's Saturday. Later, David and
Jason attended the wedding/
reception/dance of Brad Fuoss and
McKinsie Simons held at the Log
Heaven Resort near Lake Oahe.
Brad is the son of Bob and Diane
Fuoss. Congratulations, newly-
weds.
Lill Seamans went to nephew
Travis Thompson’s home north of
Reliance on Saturday. The occa-
sion was a graduation/going away
party for his daughter, Riley, grad-
uate of Chamberlain High School.
She has joined the Army and will
be leaving soon.
On Father’s Day, Jason Sea-
mans took his parents, David and
Lill, out for dinner at a cafe in
Murdo before returning to Rapid
City.
Kris Bradley spent Friday with
Margaret and Greg Rankin. On
Sunday, Karen Authier and Kris
spent the day.
Ray and Janice Pike headed for
the hills last Thursday to a camp-
ground south of Rapid City to
spend the Father’s Day weekend
with family. Arriving Thursday
were Drew and Kati Venard and
girls; Tyler and Chelsee Rankin
and family; and Katie Hunt and
family. Arriving later that evening
were Jill Rankin, Riley and Pey-
ton following Riley’s ball game in
Murdo. On Friday, Bob and Andy
Rankin, and Mike, Joni and Ash-
ley Hunt all arrived. There was
lots of eating, swimming, golf,
playing, and did I say eating? All
in all it was reported as a perfect
Father’s Day weekend. All
returned home on Sunday.
Del and Christy Brost, Kade
and Hannah spent the Father’s
Day weekend camping at Lake
Oahe.
Following church Sunday, Rosa
Lee Styles, Margie Boyle, Lila
Mae Christian, Alice Horsley and
Virginia Louder had dinner
together in Murdo at the local ice
cream shoppe.
The Erikson family reunion
was held Friday, Saturday and
Sunday at the Vivian hall with
approximately 100 in attendance.
Descendants of Norman and
Velma Erikson there were: son
Stan and wife Cindy of Rapid City
(I understand Stan did some cook-
ing); Ray and Jacquie Erikson,
Paul and LaTonya Erikson,
Bridger and Titan of Murdo;
Cindy and LeRoy Louder of
Pierre; Jared and Bonnie Dowling
and family of Murdo.
Nelva and Janet Louder left for
Rapid City Friday morning and
stopped in Kadoka for a visit with
Dwight and then to Deanna
Byrd’s for a visit with her and the
Stone family. In the afternoon,
they visited Sonny and Evelyn
Tornow over cookies and coffee.
That evening, sons Brian and Jay
joined them for supper at Don and
Cara Pearson’s. Saturday, Don,
Cara, Calli, Aria and Nelva and
Janet took in the art festival at
Wilson Park. There they sat and
were entertained by the belly
dancers. They came in all shapes
and sizes. They were very good;
Janet doesn’t remember watching
that before. While there, they saw
former neighbor VaLinda, daugh-
ter of the late Bob and Dora Lee
Christian. One of the vendors
there were Terry and Kim Deuter
with their carvings. In the after-
noon, Cara, Calli and Janet did a
little wedding shopping as Calli
plans to tie the knot in September.
That evening, the Pearsons,
Brian, Jay and Nelva and Janet
went out for supper. Sunday
morning, Brian took Nelva and
Janet to the moose for a Father’s
Day breakfast. They got in a visit
with one of the cooks, Pat (Christ-
ian). Small world, isn’t it? Nelva
got to see three of his kids on
Father's Day and heard from
daughter Vicki. Plus, they saw
three grandkids and three greats,
so was a good weekend.
Exercise room notice
Reminder: Anyone wishing to
use the exercise room at the
school needs to fill out a waiver
to have your card reactivated.
Call the high school at 669-2258
with any questions or to verify
our summer hours.
Al-Anon
For Al–Anon meetings call
669-2596 for time and place.
Open AA meetings
Thursdays 8:00 p.m. at the
East Commons. Call 530-0371
or 280-7642.
Murdo Cemetery
Please remove all memorials
and flowers from Murdo Ceme-
tery by midnight on June 22.
Correction
Our apologies to Jones Coun-
ty State’s Attorney Anita Fuoss
for the misspelling of her last
name in the June 13 county
commissioner’s story.
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meeting listed here, please
submit them by calling 669-
2271 or emailing to coy-
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your event notice the two
issues prior to your event at
no charge. PLEASE KEEP IN
MIND, if you charge for an
event, we must charge you
for an ad!
Coyote News Briefs
East Side News
by Janet Louder • 669-2696
Janet Olson Alvis returned to
her home at Laguna Niguel, Calif.,
Wednesday after spending time at
the Russell and Cliff Olson homes.
Jason Olson and family
returned home to Rockford, Ill.,
after spending a week in Murdo,
the Black Hills and White River
after being with the Olson’s and
Doris Vos.
Meridee Graham was a noon
guest at Russ and Wanda Olson’s
recently.
Russ and Wanda Olson attend-
ed church in White River Sunday
and attended the lunch and 90th
birthday party for Doris Vos.
Russell Olson had a doctors
appointment in Pierre on Thurs-
day.
Several friends, relatives and
neighbors met at the Gale
Richardson ranch to work his
calves. Those helping included:
Roger and Wanda Larson; Travis
and Kade Larson; Kelly and
Donna Green; Brad Larsen; Randy
Lebeda; Gene and Chad Brink;
and Dale and Bev Richardson from
Belle Fourche. They all helped
round up and get the job of brand-
ing and vaccinating done. What a
beautiful day they had to do it.
Wanda and Roger Larson took
Jessie Harrison-Roghair fishing on
Thursday and had a really good
time.
Sunday being Father’s day
brought many families together
for a special time of sharing with
their fathers. Ernie Kessler and
his kids got in a day of fishing at
local dams.
Tom and Jody Lebeda had com-
pany that came to help Russell
Beck celebrate his 80th birthday.
Leone Kreager, Tom’s sister, of
Valley, Nebraska, came and spent
the weekend visiting other family
and friends. On Sunday they
picked up Julia Broeacher and
went to Pierre to attend the birth-
day party held at the community
bible church in Pierre. Darsey and
Sharada Beck and family from
California were surprise guests.
Summer Baseball Schedule
June 20 Murdo at Wall
June 25 Murdo at Philip
June 27 Murdo at Kadoka
June 29 “B” Paulson Tourney at Philip
July 2 Murdo at Wall
July 9 Kadoka at Murdo
July 11 Philip at Murdo
July 18 “A” Tourney at High Seed
July 20 “A” Tourney at Kadoka
***B Team games start at 6:30 p.m. CT with A
Team games to follow.
Summer T-ball Schedule
June 20 Murdo at Midland
June 27 Presho at Murdo DBL HEADER
DBL HEADERS will be 2 innings for each game
for total of 4 innings. Regular games will be 3
innings. Games start at 6:00 p.m. CT
Students in the news
Minnesota State University
Taylor Green, daughter of Kelly
Green and Cindy Spiegel has been
named to the Minnesota State
University Moorhead Dean’s List
in recognition of academic achieve-
ment for the 2013 spring semester.
Students must maintain a 3.25 or
higher grade point average and
carry 12 graded credits to qualify
for the honor.
Green graduated from Water-
town High School in 2010 and is a
Mass Communications major at
MSU Moorhead.
Minnesota State University
Moorhead is a comprehensive
regional university enrolling
approximately 7,000 students.
MSUM is a member of the Min-
nesota State Colleges and Univer-
sities system.
Lake Area Technical Institute
Deb Shephard, Lake Area Tech-
nical Institute President,
announces the current President’s
List. The President’s List is a list
of outstanding students who,
through their initiative and abili-
ty, have indicated a seriousness of
purpose in their educational pro-
gram. The President’s List is limit-
ed to full-time students who have
achieved a semester grade point
average of 3.5 to 4.0.
Included in Lake Area Technical
Institute’s President’s List is
Draper local, Joshua Frederick-
sen, earning a 4.0.
Black Hills State University
The Office of Academic Affairs
at Black Hills State University
has released the dean’s list for the
spring 2013 semester. A total of
697 students maintained a grade
point average of 3.5 or above while
taking at least 12 credit hours to
be named to the list this semester.
Erica Uhlir, Murdo, daughter of
Chris and Beth Feddersen, was
among those named to the BHSU
spring 2013 dean’s list.
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Church and Community
Murdo Coyote • June 20, 2013 • Page 3
Catholic Church of St. Martin
502 E. Second St., Murdo, S.D. • Father Gary Oreshoski
Saturday Mass: 6 p.m.
St. Anthony’s Catholic Church
Draper, S.D. • Father Gary Oreshoski
Sunday Mass: 8:30 a.m.
Draper United Methodist Church
Pastor Rick Hazen
Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.
Murdo United Methodist Church
Pastor Rick Hazen • Corner of E. 2nd and Jefferson Ave.
Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m. and Fellowship Time • Sunday School: 10:30 a.m.
United Methodist Women: 1st Wednesday at 2 p.m. • ALL WELCOME!
Okaton Evangelical Free Church
Okaton I–90 Exit 183 • Pastor Gary McCubbin • 605–837–2233 (Kadoka)
Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. (CT) • Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. (CT)
Messiah Lutheran Church
308 Cedar, Murdo, S.D. • Pastor Ray Greenseth
Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. • Sunday School: 10 a.m. • Bible Study: Tuesday 7 a.m.
Thursday 9:30 a.m. • Midweek: Wednesday 3:15 p.m.
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
Draper, S.D. • Pastor Ray Greenseth
Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. • Bible Study: Wednesday 9 a.m.
Community Bible Church
410 Washington, Murdo, S.D. • Pastor Alvin Gwin • 669–2600
Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. • Sunday School: 9:45 a.m.
Wed. Night Bible Study: 7 p.m.
Midwest
Co–op
669–2601
Graham’s
Best Western
669–2441
First National
Bank
669–2414 • Member F.D.I.C.
Murdo
Coyote
PHONE: 669–2271 FAX: 669–2744
mcoyote@gwtc.net
Super 8
Motel
669–2437
Dakota Prairie
Bank
Draper and Presho
669–2401 • Member F.D.I.C.
Not Always So Bad!
by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam
Have you heard the story of Honus? Honus was a wicked old renegade who lived in a small country town. When he died his body lay in the funeral par-
lor for three days without anyone even taking notice. Finally, on the day of the burial, a few of his old cronies did stop by to at least pay their respects.
As they gathered, the funeral director said: “Now fellows, we can’t bury Honus like a dog. We’ve got to have some kind of service for him. Won’t some-
body here take charge?” But the silence was profound, so finally the funeral director himself agreed to take charge.
He began by asking whether there wasn’t someone who had some good word to say for Honus before they buried him. Again there was a deep silence,
until finally one old man stood up and said: “Well, I can say this much for Honus; he wasn’t always as bad as he sometimes was.”
To be honest, isn’t this true of all of us? Some people take offense at Rom. 3:22,23, which says: “For there is no difference, for all have sinned and come
short of the glory of God.” They think there is a difference, and that they have not been as sinful as others. Ah, but while there may be a difference in the
nature or the degree of our sins, Romans 3 is right when it says that there is no difference in this: that “all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”
A person may put up a good front, feeling that he is not nearly so great a sinner as others, but whether a bridge is ten feet or a hundred feet short of span-
ning the chasm, it is still useless, so don’t try crossing it.
This is why we all need “the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of [God's] grace” (Eph. 1:7). And we may have this by trusting in the Christ who
died for our sins (1 Cor. 15:3). “For by grace are ye saved, through faith, and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God” (Eph. 2:8).
Two minutes with the bible
Chamber Yard of the Week ... The home of John and Pat
Brunskill at 24215 Van Metre Road in Murdo was chosen as this
week’s winner for the Murdo Area Chamber of Commerce Yard
of the Week. They will receive $25 in Murdo Bucks.
~Photo by Lonna Jackson
“But they all alike began to
make excuses....” (Luke 14:18a)
How is your summer going so
far? Going well, I hope! In a few
days the calendar will declare
that it’s officially “summer.”
Have you included God and the
worship of God in your summer
plans? Yes? No? What?
If the church you’re attending
is anything like the churches
where I am a pastor, there will be
the usual “summer worship
attendance slump.” The worship
of God may not be on the minds
or hearts of very many folks
these days. Many seem to think
God is only present in church
from September through May,
the time when the kids are in
school. That’s sad! How soon we
forget God, once the outside tem-
peratures are over 70 degrees.
You might be saying to yourself,
“Well, the pastor takes a vaca-
tion, why can’t we?” I’m not criti-
cizing your summer vacation.
My question and the question my
colleagues in ministry have for
you is this, “Have you included
God in your summer plans?” I
know that while I’m on vacation,
I make every effort to find a
church where I can worship God
with other believers. Besides, I
might make some new friends. A
commitment (not to a religion but
to a relationship) to follow Jesus
Christ is the key!
We most certainly will commit
ourselves and our families to out-
door summer activities that have
nothing to do whatsoever with
God, and then we follow up with
all kinds of excuses as to why
summer keeps us away from God
and the life of the church. Some-
times we forget about our tithe to
God and the church because
financially we’ve over-extended
ourselves having too much sum-
mer fun.
Perhaps what we need locally
are faith-focused, Christian
based activities during the sum-
mer. Perhaps our churches need
to get more involved in your sum-
mer activities so that you become
more active and involved in the
life of the church the whole year.
My brother-in-law has suggested
that perhaps there needs to be
more “church-sponsored softball
teams.” Not a bad idea.
Jesus told the parable of the
Great Dinner. The invitations
went out. One person made the
excuse that he’d bought a piece of
land and after he bought it, he
needed to go out to see it. Anoth-
er person bought a yoke of oxen
(today it would be a new tractor,
pickup, car, piece of machinery)
and wanted to try them out.
Another person just got married,
and he sent his regrets, too.
Excuses! The invitation was sent.
Those who were invited and who
probably needed the Great Din-
ner the most, rejected the invita-
tion. The Master of the Great
Dinner sends his slave out into
the streets and lanes to invite the
poor, the crippled, the blind, and
the lame to the Great Dinner.
Why? Because, they know the
Master, Jesus, best. The Great
Dinner is a foretaste of the Great
Heavenly Banquet one day with
Jesus.
The Great Dinner is also about
communing with the Lord right
now, by receiving His body and
His blood with other believers in
a house of worship.
Are you active? Inactive? No
church at all? We aren’t here to
judge you, but to help you grow in
your faith and to love you into
the kingdom of God. We are not
talking about organized religion
here. Being a good United
Methodist, Roman Catholic,
Lutheran, or Community Bible
Church member won’t get you
into heaven. Denominational
names don’t cut it with God.
Good works, being a good person,
saying the right prayers or doing
the proper rituals or liturgy does-
n’t count where God is concerned
either. Even the Pharisees
(Jesus’ strongest critics) did all
those things in Jesus’ day and it
didn’t help them. God wants you
to get right with Him. The only
way to do that is through the sav-
ing cleansing blood of Jesus
Christ. You need to have a “rela-
tionship” with Jesus — say “Yes”
to Him. You need to get out of
your “comfort zone” and decide to
“follow Jesus Christ” and what
that all means. By being “hot” or
“cold” at least Jesus Christ will
know where you stand and
whether you accept Him or reject
Him. Just don’t be a “lukewarm
Christian.” My prayer is that you
become “hot” and “committed to
Jesus Christ.” It’s up to you!
Seizing the Hope Set Before Us
... Heb 6:18
by Pastor Rick Hazen
United Methodist Church
Murdo and Draper
Community Bible Vacation Bible School
Community Bible Vacation Bible School… The Community Bible Church held vacation
bible school June 3-7 and had a great turnout. Pictured above are students, and in back from left
to right are teachers: Pastor Alvin Gwin, Holly Gwin, Linda Labrier, LaVonne Kinsley, Jane Daum
and Jamie Klingberg. Courtesy photo
Pathway to
Heaven VBS
VBS was held at the Messiah
Lutheran Church May 28-30. The
Pathway to Heaven theme was
carried out during those days.
Jody Lebeda supplied puffy clouds.
The children enjoyed the Bible sto-
ries, serving, crafts, music, and of
course the supper and recess! We
had about 10 adult helpers who
made it interesting for the youth.
Ask a child how to make stained
glass! They are very creative.
A picture was submitted and
printed in the June 6 edition of the
Murdo Coyote. The children in the
picture are back: Colleen
Greenseth, Ty Fuoss, Ryan (visit-
ing Geislers’) Dylan Fuoss, Jas-
mine Shulz, and Madelyn Host.
Middle row: Emily Nemec, Rachel
Nemec, Ryker Anderson, Tristen
Host. Front: Ryan Fuoss, Garret
Hatheway and Tayah Anderson.
Zane George Nelson
Zane Nelson, age 28, of Philip,
died Sunday morning, June 16,
2013, in Philip.
Zane George Nelson was born
on January 11, 1985 to Dennis and
Diana (Terkildsen) Nelson in Rose-
bud, S.D. He became the little
brother to Heath Kennedy and
Heather Nelson, and later the
older brother of Dane Nelson, son
of Dennis and Jana (Klug) Nelson.
Zane attended kindergarten in
Philip and graduated from Philip
High School in 2003. He played
football all four years of high
school and was an outstanding
wrestler, placing at the State B
wrestling tournament his fresh-
man through senior years. Zane
loved everything about being out-
doors, though fishing was his
greatest passion. Everywhere he
went, his fishing pole could be
found packed in the back seat.
After graduation Zane attended
Mitchell Technical Institute study-
ing Electrical Construction and
Maintenance. Upon becoming an
apprentice electrician in 2005, he
moved to Ft Collins, Colo., where
he worked on numerous commer-
cial construction projects until
moving back to Philip in 2012.
Zane loved the great outdoors of
Colorado and took every advan-
tage to snowboard, camp, hike,
skateboard, and of course, fish.
Zane was a friend to everyone,
never speaking a bad word about
anyone, and possessed a knack of
listening to others without judg-
ment. He always had a contagious
smile on his face and his laugh
was, and always will be, unforget-
table.
Grateful for having shared his
life, Zane is survived by his moth-
er, Diana (Scott) Olivier, his father,
Dennis Nelson, two brothers,
Heath (Kim) Kennedy and Dane
(Amanda) Nelson, his sister,
Heather (Nathan Kjerstad) Nel-
son, four nieces, Kate and Grace
Kennedy and Allie and Natalie
Kjerstad, maternal grandparents,
Lavern and Dianne Terkildsen,
and his paternal grandmother,
Frances Nelson. He was preceded
in death by his niece, Kaya Lynn
Huling and his paternal grandfa-
ther, Jake Nelson.
Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m.
Thursday, June 20, at the Ameri-
can Legion Hall in Philip, with a
prayer service to follow at 7:00
p.m.
Funeral services will be held
2:00 p.m. Friday, June 21, at the
American Legion Hall in Philip,
with Pastor Frezil Westerlund offi-
ciating.
Interment will be at the Mason-
ic Cemetery in Philip.
Arrangements are with the
Rush Funeral Home of Philip.
His online guestbook is avail-
able at www.rushfuneralhome.com
Obituary
Prairie Home Ladies
The PHL met at the church on
Tuesday, June 11. Roll call – a
quick dessert – was answered by
Velma, Rosa Lee, Margie and
Janet. Secretary Margie read the
minutes of the last meeting;
approved. Treasurer Rosa Lee
reported no change. The bazaar
has been set for October 6. Lila
Mae ordered the beef. The Mission
Fair will be September 14 in
Pierre. Velma is working on bags
for the school kids. We will send
12. Anyone wanting to make other
kits are welcome to do so. Items
from the Mission Fair are sent to
the Dakota Market Place in Sioux
Falls and then to UMCOR.
Adjourned. Janice joined the
group. Rosa Lee had the lesson,
The Power of Silence, and she also
read a humorous article plus some
interesting Draper facts. She
brought albums of pictures and
facts of the 100 plus years of PHL.
This was a no-hostess meeting, so
crackers and cheese and a pump-
kin spice dessert were brought by
members for lunch.
Community
Murdo Coyote • June 20, 2013 • Page 4
Rodeo Dance added Saddle
Bronc Chute-Out events
Organizers of the Saddle Bronc
Chute-Out in White River on June
29, 2013 are pleased to announce
that a Rodeo Dance will also be
offered to the public following the
bronc ride performances.
Twin River Band, featuring
local member John LeBoeuf, will
be headlining the dance in the
bowery, immediately following the
bronc ride.
As with the bronc ride that
night, the dance will be an alcohol-
free event.
“We have been asked to provide
music or a dance for after the
bronc ride,” Joyce Glynn comment-
ed. “People wanted something to
do afterwards, and we are thrilled
that Twin River Band was able to
fit it into their busy summer
schedule.”
There will be no additional fee
to attend the dance, although gate
admission will continue to be
charged throughout the night.
“So come out to watch some
great bronc riding action,” Glynn
added, “and stay for the dance, all
for one low admission price! And
bring your family and kids - there
will be no alcohol on the grounds!”
The bronc ride begins at 6:00
p.m. CT with the Calcutta. Ten
Mutton Busters begin the action,
followed by 16 youth on miniature
horses in the Mini-Bronc Event,
and the featured performances of
25 top area saddle bronc riders
vying for a $5,000 added purse in
two progressive rounds of action.
Gate admission is $10 for
adults, $5 for all school aged
youth, and age 5 and under is free!
Deer hunting seasons finalized
The Game, Fish and Parks
Commission has finalized all 2013
South Dakota deer hunting sea-
sons.
The online application process
for the hunting seasons will open
in mid-June. A new paper applica-
tion including all deer seasons will
be available later this month.
Deadline dates for submission of
applications will vary and are
specified within the application.
East River Deer season dates
are November 23-December 8 for
all tags, and December 29-Janu-
ary 5 for antlerless tags only. The
deadline for license lottery appli-
cations is August 30.
The West River Deer season will
run from November 16-December
1 for all tags; except Gregory and
Mellette counties will run from
November 2-5 and November 18-
24, and Dewey, Ziebach and Cor-
son counties will run from Novem-
ber 2-24. The season will be open
in all areas December 29-January
5 for antlerless tags only. Deadline
for license lottery applications is
July 19.
Additional seasons, season
dates and application deadlines
are as follows:
Black Hills Deer, November 1-
30 for all tags, application dead-
line July 19
Custer State Park Deer, Novem-
ber 2-15, application deadline July
19
The Archery Deer season will
run from September 28-December
31 for all tags. In addition, antler-
less tags will be valid from Janu-
ary 1-15.
The Muzzleloader Deer season
will run from December 1-31 for
all tags. In addition, antlerless
tags will be valid from January 1-
15. Deadline for license lottery
application for the limited Any
Deer tags available is August 30.
The National Wildlife Refuge
Deer seasons have various start-
ing dates within each refuge.
Deadline for license lottery appli-
cations is August 30.
The Youth Deer season will run
from September 14-January 15.
Application information for
these deer hunting seasons will be
available online through the GFP
website at www.gfp.sd.gov begin-
ning in mid-June.
Jones County 4-H members participate in horse show
On June 13, 2013, Jones County
4-H members Austin Olson and
Wyatt Olson participated in the
County 4-H Horse Show at the
White River Arena. Also compet-
ing in the days events were 4-Hers
from Mellette County, Todd Coun-
ty, and the Haakon and Jackson
County 4-H programs. Austin
Olson received Top Purple in Jr.
Western Showmanship and Wyatt
Olson received a Blue ribbon in
Beg. Western Showmanship. Eris
Tanner traveled from the Penning-
ton County area to judge the days
events and lend her knowledge of
horsemanship to all who attended.
Amy Lehman worked as ring stew-
ard while Donna Adrian was clerk
for the show, both ladies are
involved with the Mellette County
4-H program.
In the Jr. Stock Seat Equitation
class, Austin Olson earned a Top
Purple ribbon while brother Wyatt
received Top Purple in the Begin-
ner class. Austin went on to run a
time of 20.53 seconds in the Jr.
Barrels which was good enough for
Top Purple in that class while
Wyatt broke the pattern and
received a white ribbon. In Jr.
Poles Wyatt Olson had a time of
26.53 earning him Top Purple in
that class while Austin came in a
close second at 28.72 earning him
a purple ribbon. There were no calf
roping or breakaway animals
available so 4-Hers wishing to
compete in those classes can trav-
el to neighboring counties to work
those events. Contestants earning
others and the horses/ponies. 4-H
members gain horsemanship,
patience and understanding skills
when handling horses/ponies and
appreciate horseback riding as a
healthy and wholesome form of
recreation.
In addition to meeting the
above objectives, 4-Hers develop a
sense of responsibility as the
human/animal bond is strength-
ened. Last year, over 600 youth
participated in the South Dakota
4-H Horse Project.
purple ribbons are eligible to com-
pete at the State 4-H Horse Show
July 23 -25 on the State Fair-
grounds in Huron, South Dakota.
The objectives of the 4-H Horse
Project are to help youth develop
leadership, initiative, self-
reliance, sportsmanship and other
desirable character traits. They
also learn about the care, feeding,
management and costs related to
owning an equine in addition to
studying safety procedures for pre-
venting injuries to themselves,
Austin Olson… Eris Tanner judging Austin Olson and his
horse in the Western Showmanship class.
Courtesy photos
Wyatt Olson… Working with his horse to get the pattern right
in Jr. Barrels, Wyatt Olson.
Over $5.6 million announced for
31 SD counties, including Jones
U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-
SD) announced that the Depart-
ment of the Interior has designat-
ed over $5.6 million in 2013 Pay-
ment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) pro-
gram payments to 31 counties in
South Dakota. The PILT program
provides funding to local govern-
ments for public schools, county
road projects, firefighting and
police protections, forest manage-
ment projects and other important
programs in counties with large
tracts of federal lands.
“South Dakota’s Black Hills
National Forest, national grass-
lands and national parks are
tremendous assets to our state,
but they are not part of the local
property tax base,” Johnson said.
“The PILT program ensures that
these communities have addition-
al resources to support local
schools, county roads and other
services people rely on. I have long
supported fully funding the PILT
program to aid counties in South
Dakota in funding essential public
services, and I will continue work-
ing with my colleagues to add
long-term certainty to this vital
program.”
Eligibility for the PILT program
is reserved for counties that con-
tain non-taxable federal lands
within their boundaries. This
funding is especially important in
South Dakota, which is home to
several national monuments,
parks, national forests and nation-
al grasslands.
Since 2008, PILT has been fully-
funded, first under the Emergency
Economic Stabilization Act of 2008
and this year under the Moving
Ahead for Progress in the 21st
Century Act. Mandatory funding
discontinues at the end of this fis-
cal year. If mandatory funding is
not extended, the program will be
subject to annual appropriations,
which could result in a much lower
funding level for these vital public
services.
For the 2013 fiscal year, Jones
County will receive $47,098, calcu-
lated as a result of 19,557 acres of
federal land.
A full list of funding by state
and county is available at
http://www.doi.gov/pilt/county-
payments.cfm
Some teen political camp
scholarships still remain
Students interested in politics
still have a chance to apply for ten
remaining $100 scholarships
available for the upcoming Teen
Leadership Camp in the Black
Hills. The camp, sponsored by the
Teen Age Republicans (TARs), is
attended by students from across
the state and features a variety of
fun and educational opportunities.
Middle school and high school
students interested in politics or
public service are invited to partic-
ipate in the camp, which will be
July 22-27, 2013. In previous
years, students have spent time
with top elected officials, including
U.S. Senator John Thune and Gov-
ernor Dennis Daugaard, visited
Mt. Rushmore, spent an afternoon
at the Rushmore Waterslides, par-
ticipated in educational sessions,
and enjoyed the beauty of the
Black Hills.
Those interested in the $100
scholarships can visit www.sdtars.
com or contact State Advisor
Dusty Johnson at stateadvisor@
sdtars.com or 605-280-5511.
Youth In Action Day results
The final results are in from the
2013 4-H Youth In Action Day. In
addition to the Iron Chef Contest,
Demonstrations, Illustrated Talks
and Public Speaking reported ear-
lier, 4-Her’s participated in a Con-
sumer Decision Making contest
where they were asked to rank
consumer products one through
four and give reasons for the way
they placed those products.
The ability to make wise deci-
sions is a vital 21st Century learn-
ing skill. Decision making is an
important life skill that young peo-
ple need to develop for use in indi-
vidual decision making as well as
in making decisions in groups.
The classes presented for judg-
ing at the Jones County Youth In
Action Day this year included
flash drives, ways of saving money,
digital cameras, toothpaste and
laundry soap. A Top Purple was
won in the Beginner division by
Wyatt Olson with purples being
earned by Matthew Birkeland, Ty
Fuoss, Madelyn Host and Seth
Schoon. A red ribbon went to
Dylan Fuoss. In the Junior divi-
sion Morgan Feddersen took home
Top Purple honors with Jacob
Birkeland, Jake Dowling, and
Molly Dowling winning purple rib-
bons with Austin Olson taking a
blue ribbon. Kathlene Boyle
earned a Top Purple in the Senior
division. Also participating in the
Consumer Decision Making con-
test were beginners Annalee
Roghair, Mesa Roghair and guest
Sophie Dowling.
Youth In Action decision making contest… Wyatt
Olson studies the possibilities so he can choose the best flash
drive for the money.
Courtesy photo
youth & Sports
Murdo Coyote • June 20, 2013 • Page 5
GFP emphasizing boating safety Locals participate in
Omaha Color Run
Summer baseball league in full swing with loaded schedule
Caring and Sharing fundraising walk continued...
With the approach of the Fourth
of July Holiday, the South Dakota
Game, Fish and Parks Depart-
ment is joining a national effort to
highlight boating safety.
Operation Dry Water will take
place June 28-30, and is a national
weekend promoting boating safety
and responsible use of alcohol
while boating.
Approximately 17 percent of all
boating fatalities nationwide are
alcohol-related. As part of the
national event, GFP will be con-
ducting extra boating safety
patrols across the state to promote
safe and responsible boating prac-
tices heading into the Fourth of
July holiday.
“Our conservation officers con-
duct these safety patrols through-
out the year,” Brandon Gust, GFP
boating safety coordinator, said.
“As we move into the peak boating
season, we feel we can use our
presence to share the message
that safety is an essential element
of any boating experience.”
Having a safe and sober opera-
tor is always a critical part of boat-
ing but Gust added there are other
items to account for as well.
“Before heading onto the water,
check your equipment,” he said.
“Fire extinguishers, life jackets,
throwable seat cushions and other
equipment must be in good work-
ing condition. The best way to pre-
vent an unwanted tragedy on the
water is to be prepared.”
The majority of boats in South
Dakota are required to carry:
One U.S. Coast Guard-approved
wearable, properly sized person-
able flotation device for each per-
son aboard. One U.S. Coast
Guard-approved throwable type
flotation device (seat cushion or
ring buoy) for vessels 16 feet or
longer. One U.S. Coast Guard-
approved fire extinguisher of B-1
type or larger for vessels with
enclosed gas compartments.
Gust noted that state regula-
tions require all children under
age seven to wear an approved
personal flotation device anytime
a boat is moving at greater than
no-wake speed. He recommends
taking the next step and keeping a
personal flotation device on all
occupants in the boat at all times.
If boaters are uncertain what
safety equipment they are
required to have onboard, Gust
suggests that they pick up a copy
of the South Dakota Boating
Handbook at the nearest GFP
Office, state park, GFP-license
outlet or by going online at
h t t p : / / g f p . s d . g o v / f i s h i n g -
boating/boating/
“Boating is all about having fun.
Our boating safety patrols have a
secondary role of law enforce-
ment,” Gust said. “Our primary
goal is to share the message with
the boating public that safety is
the most important factor to a fun
outing. We want everyone to have
an enjoyable boating season.”
Happiest 5K on the planet… Karlee Moore, left, and Shan-
non Sealey participated in Omaha’s Color Run, a 5K in which a
colored, corn-starch textured substance is thrown at runners in
designated color stations along the run route. The object of the
run was to have fun, and to soak up as much color as possible.
Volunteers… Jim Butt was a volunteer first base coach dur-
ing the “B” team game, and is shown here giving advise to a base
runner. Some other volunteers included umpires Zach Hespe and
Garlise Boni and “A” team first base coach Andy Rankin.
Sliding effort… A Wall base runner slides into home, not
quite escaping Jake Dowling’s glove. Home plate umpire Zach
Hespe called the runner out.
Lisa Kinsley… Lisa Kinsley
was the winner of a quilt made
by Murdo resident Mickie Ibis,
raffled as part of the Caring
and Sharing fundraiser.
Rose Elrod… Rose Elrod
won the raffled quilt made by
Linda Daughters, daughter of
Everett and the late Lois
Zaugg.
Cancer survivor… Dixie Warner is the member of the Caring
and Sharing group who has been in remission the longest. Warn-
er survived breast cancer in July of 1989. She has been in remis-
sion for 24 years.
Out at first… First baseman Christian Nelson snags a ground ball headed for right field as pitcher Jake Dowling races to cover
Nelson’s base. The teamwork earned an out for the “A” team in their game against Wall.
Photos by Karlee Moore
Plenty of back up… Third baseman Colby Scott reaches for a ball and tags his base in an effort
to get an out from a runner coming from second base. Short stop Riley Rankin and pitcher Jake
Dowling are on hand to back him up.
J.C.
Sheriff’s
Report
The Sheriff ’s report is printed
as received by Jones County Sher-
iff ’s Office. It may or may not con-
tain every call received by the
department.
Sheriff and Deputy calls:
June 10
Sheriff Weber responded to a
report of a bull out along I-90,
at mm 209. The owner was con-
tacted and the bull was put back
in.
June 11
Deputy Sylva responded to a
motorist assist on US Hwy. 83,
mm 63. A motorhome had a flat
tire and assistance was called
to replace tire.
June 15
Deputy Sylva and the SD High-
way Patrol responded to a one
vehicle rollover on I-90, mm
205. The Jones Co. Ambulance
responded with both ambulances.
Murdo Rescue also responded to
extricate subjects that were
trapped inside. Both occupants in
the vehicle were transported to
Avera St. Mary’s.
Deputy Sylva assisted in
resolving a civil issue in
Murdo between two people
regarding personal property.
Deputy Sylva responded to a
civil issue in the county between
two land owners regarding cat-
tle continuously getting out
on the others land.
Deputy Sylva responded to a
report of a dead deer on the
roadway on I-90, westbound,
mm209. The deer was removed.
Deputy Sylva responded to and
removed a tire from the road-
way on I-90, eastbound, mm207.
June 16
Deputy Sylva responded to a
motorist assist and helped
change flat tire.
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when a news
event is
happening.
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SDSU Extension Wheat Walks
SDSU Extension held a series of
Wheat Walks June 11 and 12 near
Delmont, Ideal, Dakota Lakes
Research Farm and Gettysburg,
SD. These events were partially
funded by the South Dakota
Wheat Commission, with contribu-
tions from Agland Coop, Winner
Seed, Simplot Soil Builders, Coun-
try Pride Coop, AgriPro Wheat and
Northern Plains Coop. Farm Cred-
it of Pierre also attended one of the
walks and provided refreshments.
Altogether, approximately 80
producers, agronomists, crop con-
sultants and chemical representa-
tives attended the events and
gained information on wheat pro-
duction. SDSU Extension Special-
ists contributing to the program
included Nathan Mueller, Exten-
sion Agronomist, Ruth Beck,
Agronomy Field Specialist,
Emmanuel Byamukama, Exten-
sion Plant Pathologist, Bob Fan-
ning, Plant Pathology Field Spe-
cialist, Connie Strunk, Plant
Pathology Field Specialist, Ada
Szczepaniec, Extension Entomolo-
gist, Ron Gelderman, Extension
Soils Specialist, Darrell Deneke,
IPM Coordinator, and Mark
Rosenberg, Weeds Field Specialist.
Dwayne Beck, Manager of the
Dakota Lakes Research Farm,
hosted the event at that location,
and Randy Englund, Executive
Director of the South Dakota
Wheat Commission attended each
of the walks and provided a report
from the Wheat Commission. Clair
Stymiest, from AgriPro Wheat
attended the walk at the Dakota
Lakes Research Farm and provid-
ed information on the AgriPro pro-
gram and the varieties they have
to offer.
Attendees received a wealth of
information from the Extension
personnel and others involved,
were provided with a large offering
of handout material, and given the
opportunity to interact with the
specialists present to get their
questions answered.
While a large number of winter
wheat acres were abandoned in
the spring of 2013, spring rains
transformed the remaining fields,
and the majority of spring wheat
fields into respectable condition.
Emmanuel Byamukama found low
levels of tanspot in the fields visit-
ed, and reported that while both
leaf and stripe rust have been
found in Nebraska, they had yet to
move north and have not been
reported in South Dakota. Produc-
ers will want to be on the lookout
for rust and can visit the Cereal
Disease Laboratory website:
www.ars.usda.gov/Main/docs.htm?
docid=9757 to monitor its
progress. Growers who have wheat
planted into corn, wheat, grain
sorghum or millet residue will also
want to monitor their risk for scab,
and can periodically visit the
Fusarium Head Blight Prediction
Center: www.wheatscab.psu.edu/
to do so. A few fields near where
the wheat walks were held had
some level of wheat streak mosaic
virus.
Cutworms had not posed a prob-
lem for winter wheat in 2013,
aphids were currently present but
in low numbers, and the grasshop-
per risk for this year is low to mod-
erate. Research trials are also
being conducted to evaluate vari-
ous new fertility products that
have come on the market in recent
years such as ESN. The big issue
in the weeds area is herbicide
resistance and the efforts being
directed to develop control options.
For the next opportunity to gain
information on wheat production,
igrow.org and watch for upcoming
crop tours across the state.
Calendar
6/25-26/2013 – Oahe Farm &
Ranch Show, Oahe Speedway, 13
miles north of Pierre, SD
6/27/2013 – Dakota Lakes
Research Farm Tour, 4:00 pm, 17
miles east of Pierre, SD
6/27-28/2013 – IPM Field School,
Dakota Lakes Research Farm, 17
miles east of Pierre, SD
7/1/2013 – Winter Wheat Variety
Plot Tour, time TBA, Jorgensen
Farm, Ideal, SD
Extension News
• Bob Fanning (605) 842-1267 •
gible to vote in a county commit-
tee election and reside in the local
administrative area in which the
person is a candidate.
Farmers and ranchers may
nominate themselves or others,
and organizations representing
minorities and women also may
nominate candidates. To become a
candidate, an eligible individual
must sign the nomination form,
FSA-669A. The form and other
information about FSA county
committee elections are available
online at http://www.fsa.usda.gov/
elections. Nomination forms for
the 2013 election must be post-
marked or received in the local
USDA Service Center by close of
business on August 1, 2013. Elec-
tions will take place this fall.
FSA will mail ballots to eligible
voters beginning November 4. The
voted ballots are due back to the
local county office either via mail
or in person by December 2.
Newly elected committee mem-
bers and alternates take office on
January 1, 2014.
DATES TO REMEMBER/
DEADLINES:
July 15: 2012 ACRE Production
July 15: 2012 NAP Production
July 15: Final 2013 Acreage
reporting deadline
August 2: DCP sign-up ends
November 15: 2013 NAP Produc-
tion
November 15: 2014 Acreage
reporting deadline on perennial
grasses and winter wheat
Feel free to call the office if you
ever have questions on any of our
programs 605-669-2404 Ext. 2.
FAILED WINTER WHEAT
NEEDS TO BE REPORTED
Failed acreages must be report-
ed within 15 days of the disaster
event and before disposition of the
crop. Filing an accurate acreage
report for all crops and land uses,
including failed acreage and pre-
vented planting acreage, can pre-
vent the loss of benefits for a vari-
ety of programs. Acreage reports
are required for many Farm Serv-
ice Agency programs. All acreage
reports are to be certified by the
July 15, 2013 deadline.
Acreage reports on crops for
which NAP assistance may be paid
are due in the county office by the
earlier of July 15, 2013 or 15 cal-
endar days before the onset of har-
vest or grazing of the specific crop
acreage being reported.
COUNTY COMMITTEE
NOMINATION PERIOD
BEGAN ON MONDAY
The nomination period for local
Farm Service Agency (FSA) county
committees began on Monday,
June 17.
FSA county committees make
decisions on disaster and conser-
vation programs, emergency pro-
grams, commodity price support
loan programs and other agricul-
tural issues. Members serve three-
year terms. Nationwide, there are
about 7,800 farmers and ranchers
serving on FSA county commit-
tees. Committees consist of three
to 11 members that are elected by
eligible producers.
To be eligible to serve on an FSA
county committee, a person must
participate or cooperate in a pro-
gram administered by FSA, be eli-
JC FSA News
• David Klingberg •
with ketchup which landed on my
shirt. The messy French fry par-
ticularly irritated me so I renewed
my resolve to pay attention. That
seemed to work and the droppage
stopped for the most part except
that we tend to always fumble and
lose hold of a few things from time
to time and just accept it as nor-
mal.
I occasionally have to tell myself
to shape up in other areas as well.
When I’m playing hymns for con-
gregational singing at church and
hit more sour notes than usual, I
quickly realize that I haven’t been
practicing enough. If you don’t
practice regularly, there gets to be
a glitch in coordination of eye on
the music, brain in motion, and
finger agility. The only remedy is
to get in more practice time so I
make a mental note to do that and
usually follow through with it.
Some things, however, you are
never going to be any good at no
matter how much you scold your-
self. My memory for names is a
case in point. I can be introduced
to someone and not remember
their name five minutes later. It’s
a hopeless deal. What’s worse, no
one will be able to judge if I’m
going senile by my lack of memory
for names. I’ve never had any so it
isn’t apt to get a lot worse. Shoot,
sometimes under pressure I have
trouble remembering my wife’s
name. With certain people, I’ve
had to resort to all sorts of mental
gymnastics and word pictures to
dredge up their names. For some
reason, I could never remember
the name of Spinsby until I start-
ed thinking of their mailbox with
a bee sitting on top running a
spinning wheel—a spinning bee,
so to speak. That’s continues to
work. Another name that has
given me trouble is Stillwell. I
remember that by thinking of that
fellow looking down a well and
stating that the water is quiet, or
still, down there. Good grief.
Luckily, most times you don’t need
to say names. You can just say,
“Hi. How are you doing?” without
using the actual moniker of the
person you’re talking to. Introduc-
tions can still be a torment, but
greetings can be simple and non-
descript.
There are other times when you
just have to re-familiarize your-
self with an idea or concept due to
lack of recent usage. I have this
happen every year when we sell a
bull or two and I need to record
the sale on my books. Normally,
when you sell a critter, you just
debit cash and credit sales. When
you sell something you’ve depreci-
ated, though, you have to do it dif-
ferently. It takes four entries
including cash, bull inventory,
reserve for depreciation, and gain
on a fixed asset. This used to give
me real fits, but I’ve done it
enough times now that, after a
moment or two, it usually comes
to me how to proceed. If it doesn’t,
I can always look on last year’s
books and see how I did it then.
Another area we often have
trouble with is worry. When you or
a loved one has health problems,
cash is running out faster than
the bills, you need rain and it isn’t
coming etc., worry can set in and
make you miserable. After I’ve
stewed around for a while and got-
ten all tense, I finally see what I’m
doing and ask myself, “And why
aren’t you praying about this
instead of working yourself into
some kind of state?” After all, the
apostle Peter reminds us to “Cast
all your cares upon Him because
He cares for you.” This is sterling
advice which makes worry a com-
pletely pointless and unnecessary
endeavor. What’s more, God not
only cares what happens to us but
also has the power and ability to
change things so they will come
out okay. He looks after us if we
just trust him. I’ve seen it happen
time and again, but I still occa-
sionally have to sternly counsel
myself to quit fussing and start
praying.
So, if you find yourself lacking in
an area and having trouble, some-
times you just need to remind
yourself to shape up and get a
grip. Alternately, you can pray,
which isn’t a bad idea either. It
tends to work for me anyway.
Give it a try. It will probably work
for you too.
I was a little afraid last Sunday
that I might be losing my grip.
No, I don’t mean that way. I’m not
talking about losing my grip on
reality or, that is to say, my mind.
I’m talking about my ability to
keep a firm hold on things with
my hands. At the church hall, I
dropped a metal cake-pan lid
which made quite a clatter. A bit
later I dropped an empty cake
pan. “What’s going on?” I asked
myself. “Pay attention to what
you’re doing.” I started paying
attention after that so I didn’t
drop anything else for a while.
The next day, though, I was back
at it. A plastic lid went flying one
time, a mushroom another, and
worst of all, a French fry loaded
Lookin’ Around
• Syd Iwan •
No foul play suspected
in Philip man’s death
by Del Bartles
According to the South Dakota
Attorney General’s office, as of
Monday morning there is no foul
play suspected in the death of a
Philip man.
Zane George Nelson, 28, son of
Dennis Nelson and Diana Olivier,
both of Philip, was found in down-
town Philip just after midnight
Sunday morning, June 16. He had
earlier been at the local demolition
derby and was celebrating his
Philip High School 10-year class
reunion.
According to Sara Rabern, pub-
lic information officer with the
Attorney General’s office, there is
no foul play expected. A full autop-
sy is being conducted by the state.
The body was first discovered
by a citizen. The incident was ini-
tially investigated by personnel
from the Philip City Police,
Haakon County Sheriff ’s Depart-
ment and the South Dakota
Department of Criminal Investiga-
tion. The investigation is still
ongoing.
“As far as the cause of death, we
don’t have a clue as of yet,” said
Philip Police Chief Kit Graham.
“We have a lot more questions
than we do answers, but that’s
common. It’s going to take time.”
Services for Nelson are pending
with Rush Funeral Home. A full
obituary will be published.
by Del Bartels
The seventh annual Philip Invi-
tational Matched Bronc Ride, Fri-
day, June 14, was again a success
by almost everyone’s standards.
The Philip roping arena was the
site of 25 top Professional Rodeo
Cowboys Association cowboys try-
ing to survive three progressive
rounds of bronc riding to take top
winnings.
With 50 of the best, or up-and-
coming, broncs available, the
action was hot, unpredictable and
unforgettable. Livestock compa-
nies supplying the broncs were
Three Hills Rodeo of Bernard,
Iowa, Korkow Rodeo of Pierre,
S.D., and Burns Rodeo of Laramie,
Wyo.
The first round of the bronc ride
was full of crowd-pleasing high
scores. Cole Elshere, Faith, topped
the pack with 81 on Bandito Gold.
Jesse Bail, Camp Crook, earned 79
points on top of Satin Sheets. Ryan
Elshere (pictured right), Elm
Springs, spirited 78 points with
Grey Ghost. Ty Thompson, Wan-
blee, rode Diamond Trail and J.J.
Elshere, Hereford, rode Storm
Warning, both for 77. Jeremy
Meeks, Alzada, played Jukebox
and Louie Brunson, Interior, rode
a reride option horse, both for 76
points. Troy Crowser, Whitewood,
stayed on Sweetheart and Delbert
“Shorty” Garrett, Dupree, stayed
on Kosheese to both earn 74
points. Getting 73 points each,
Jade Blackwell, Rapid City, stuck
to Boogers Pet and Kaden Deal,
Red Scaffold, held on to Chrome
Plated. Dawson Jandreau, Ken-
nebec, made the cut in order to go
into the second round by riding
Harry Mary for 71 points.
The progressive round pitted the
12 remaining cowboys against up-
and-coming livestock that may be
somewhat green, but have energy
and possibilities to go far in the
bucking bronc arena. J. Elshere
stayed on top and rode a wild-
bucking Blind Date for 79 points.
Bail went Haywire for 77. Cole
Elshere hung all over Screwdriver
and Ryan Elshere survived Morn-
ing After, both for 76 points. Gar-
rett put his score of 75 in Dixie
Cup. Making the cut to move on to
the short go was Jandreau, earn-
ing 74 points on a reride option.
In the final round of only six
cowboys, J. Elshere could not stay
on, but went out with a Blaze of
Glory. Garrett rode Paint Chip for
75 points, but found that even this
respectfully high score could not
hold up with this caliber of bronc
riders. Jandreau kept on his Big
Wig and Cole Elshere did it Span-
ish Style, both for 78 points each,
but even this high of a score wasn’t
good enough. Bail and Bull Frog
together scored 79, only to also be
beat out. Ryan Elshere stayed tied
to the bucking bronc Fraid Knot to
earn 80 points and the top title for
the 2013 Philip Invitational
Matched Bronc Ride.
Elshere takes matched bronc ride
Public Notices & Statewide News
Murdo Coyote • June 20, 2013 • Page 7
Notice of Intent to
Continue Operations
Jones County Highway Department
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the
mining operations conducted by the
Jones County Highway Department PO
Box 307, Murdo, SD 57559, will continue
their operations at the following loca-
tions:
Frank Iversen- N ½ Section 4; T3N
R29E, Stanley County
Turner- W ½ Section 8; T2N R28E,
Jones County
Darrell Iversen- S ½ NE ¼ Section 5;
T44N R31W, Mellette County
Miller- S ½ Section 20; T2N R26E,
Jones County
Smith- NE ¼ Section 14; and SW ¼
Section 13; T3S R27E, Jones County
Material being mined: Gravel
The operations originally advertised to
be completed on 01/01/2010 will now be
extended to 01/01/2024. Proposed
future use of the affected land will remain
as originally advertised.
Additional information about the opera-
tion may be obtained from either the
Jones County Highway Department,
(605) 669-7102 or the South Dakota
Department of Environment and Natural
Resources, Minerals and Mining Pro-
gram, 523 East Capitol Avenue, Pierre,
SD 57501-3182, (605) 773-4201.
Published June 20, 2013, at the total
approximate cost of $16.61.
Proceedings of the
Jones County School
District #37-3
Regular Session
June 10, 2013
The Board of Education of the Jones
County School District No. 37‑3 met in
regular session on June 10, 2013 in the
High School Library with the following
members present: Michael Hunt--Presi-
dent, Carrie Lolley--Vice President, Brett
Nix, Chad Whitney and Scott Mathews.
Board President Hunt called the meeting
to order at 7:00 p.m. with Board mem-
bers present answering roll call. All
actions in these minutes were by unani-
mous vote by members present unless
otherwise stated.
Others Present: Larry Ball--CEO/Princi-
pal, Lorrie Esmay--Principal, Tami
Schreiber--Business Manager.
EXECUTIVE SESSION: Motion by Lol-
ley, seconded by Whitney to enter exec-
utive session at 7:08 p.m., in accordance
with SDCL 1-25-2 subchapter d. Board
President declared session over at 7:46
p.m.
Angie Kinsley arrived 7:46 p.m.
AGENDA: Motion by Mathews, second-
ed by Nix to approve the agenda.
MINUTES: Motion by Mathews, second-
ed by Whitney to approve the minutes of
the May 14, 2013 Regular Meeting and
the May 17, 2013 Special Meeting.
EXPENDITURES: Motion by Whitney,
seconded by Lolley to approve the
expenditures and the issuing of checks
on June 10, 2013. PAYROLL BY DEPT:
FICA paid through First Fidelity Bank,
Retirement check issued to SD Retire-
ment System and Health Insurance
check issued to Wellmark. PAYROLL:
$80,344.59; EMPLOYER SHARE: FICA
$5,762.87, RETIREMENT $4,462.71;
HEALTH INSURANCE $8,872.43.
GENERAL FUND: Audio Video--Labor
$174.90; Award Emblem--Pins $114.85;
Larry Ball--Mileage $159.10; Black Hills
Chemical--Repairs $618.20; Diana Boni-
-Transportation $1,824.10; Stacey
Booth--Supplies $14.47; Cristy Brost--
Transportation $520.96; Pat Brunskill--
Judge $25.00; Century Business--Copier
Agreements $80.89; City of Murdo--
Water $223.86; Corky’s--Supplies
$61.27; Country Pride--Fuel $79.51;
Jostens--Cords $96.45; Days Inn--Lodg-
ing $590.00; Tarra Dugan--1/2 Trans-
portation $723.35; Esmay Electric--
Repairs $7,523.10; Farmers Union--
Fuel/Gas $861.62; First Fidelity--Checks
$54.71; Freeman--Services $60.17;
Golden West--Phone $80.08; Stephanie
Hespe--Transportation $806.60; Hill
City--Region Golf $36.00; Hillyard--Sup-
plies $1,864.76; Betty Hoar--Refund
$102.04; Holiday Inn--Lodging $342.00;
Amoco--Gas/Fuel $1,217.93; Marilyn
Iverson--Fee $50.00; Jen Jankord--
Transportation $1,456.32; JC Clinic--Bus
Physical $29.00; PTO--Labor $2,000.00;
Kadoka School--Track Fee $100.00;
Gary Knispel--Consultant $1,000.00;
Ann Kustar--Transportation $1,824.10;
Jennifer Larson--Transportation
$395.16; Kym Lebeda--Judge $25.00;
McLeods--Supplies $78.54; Moores--
Supplies $161.46; Coyote--TRAX/Board
Minutes/Election $188.69; Murdo Foods-
-Snacks $109.28; Tami Flynn--Trans-
portation $569.80; Officemax--Supplies
$610.53; Peak Fitness--Services
$255.00; School Specialty--Supplies
$360.65; SD Air & Space Museum--Fee
$60.00; SD Dept of Safety--Boiler Certs
$180.00; Servall--Mops/Towels Cleaned
$403.93; SHI--Licenses $1,619.86; Tro-
phies Plus--Pins $118.00; Post Office--
Stamps/Box Rent $368.00; Venard Inc--
Repairs/Maint $1,142.49; Verizon--
Phone $95.55; Lori Waldron--Trans-
portation $372.96; West Central--Elec-
tricity $1,229.79; WW--Tires $1,087.00.
CAPITAL OUTLAY: PermaBound--
Books $293.38; Push Pedal Pull--Weight
Room Equip $16,000.00; West Central--
Electricity $1,948.19.
SPECIAL EDUCATION: PAYROLL
$12,750.44; EMPLOYER SHARE FICA
$944.901, RETIREMENT $742.62,
HEALTH INSURANCE $1,443.14.
EXPENDITURES: Childrens Care--Serv-
ices $170.00; Parent--Mileage $163.54;
Diane Mueller--Eval/Staffing $1,188.80;
Murdo Foods--Snacks $41.24; Office-
max--Supplies $379.56; SD Achieve--
Tuition $2,149.54.
PENSION: None.
FOOD SERVICE: Esmay Electric—
Repairs $539.07; Lunchtime Solutions--
Meals $7,266.73.
Karlee Moore, Andy Rankin and Gary
Knispel arrived 8:05 p.m.
FINANCIAL REPORTS: Motion by Whit-
ney, seconded by Nix to approve as fol-
lows: GENERAL FUND: Bal. Bro't Fwd
$530,682.20; RECEIPTS Ad Valorem
Taxes $194,436.66, Mobile Home Taxes
$2,743.27, Prior Yrs Taxes $358.43,
Penalties $52.19, Interest $61.47, Rental
$1,525.00, Co Apportionment $797.50,
State Aid $33,767.00, 21st Attendance
$363.000, Exp Reimb $513.88, Other
$500.00. EXPENDITURES $125,617.26;
Bal on Hand Checking $285,274.53;
MMDA $104,908.81; Investments
$250,000.00.
CAPITAL OUTLAY: Bal Bro't Fwd
$267,635.72; RECEIPTS: Ad Valorem
Taxes $57,313.76; Mobile Home Taxes
$453.41, Prior Yrs Taxes $71.41, Penal-
ties $10.64, Interest $6.97. EXPENDI-
TURES $10,115.27; Bal on Hand Check-
ing $176,770.31; MMDA $90,865.41;
Investments -0-.
SPECIAL EDUCATION: Bal Bro't Fwd
$976,270.71; RECEIPTS: Ad Valorem
Taxes $83,353.39, Mobile Home Taxes
$659.30, Prior Yrs Taxes $101.49,
Penalties $15.12, Interest $28.76.
EXPENDITURES $26,105.63; Bal on
Hand Checking $503,915.36; MMDA
$212,355.35; Investments $260,000.00.
PENSION FUND: Bal Bro't Fwd
$309,280.75; RECEIPTS: Ad Valorem
Taxes $18,059.21, Mobile Home Taxes
$143.01, Prior Yrs Taxes $25.69, Penal-
ties $3.84. EXPENDITURES
$5,382.500; Bal on Hand Checking
$309,280.75; MMDA -0-; Investments -0-
FOOD SERVICE: Bal Bro't Fwd
$29,589.70; RECEIPTS: Headstart
$554.84, Fed $5,171.35, NSLP Reimb
$185.16. EXPENDITURES $10,823.48;
Bal on Hand Checking $24677.57;
MMDA -0-; Investments -0-.
TRUST & AGENCY: Bal Bro't Fwd
$66,107.64; RECEIPTS $2,229.95;
EXPENSES $3,184.50; Bal on Hand
$65,153.09.
Tony Benda arrived 8:05 p.m.
FEDERAL PROGRAM AGENT: Motion
by Mathews, seconded by Lolley to
approve Tami Schreiber as Federal Pro-
gram Agent for the Jones County School
District for the 2014 fiscal year.
FISCAL YEAR END MEETING: The
Special Board Meeting for the express
purpose of closing final transactions for
the fiscal year 2013 was set for Wednes-
day, June 26, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. in the
High School Library.
WORK AGREEMENTS: Motion by Lol-
ley, seconded by Whitney to accept the
signed and returned work agreements
for the 2013-2014 school year.
SDHSAA BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Motion by Mathews, seconded by Nix to
vote for Dan Whalen as Division II Rep-
resentative and Mike Miller as the Large
School Group Board of Education Rep-
resentative for SDHSAA Board of Direc-
tors in the run-off election.
OFFICIAL ELECTION CANVAS: Motion
by Nix, seconded by Whitney to canvas
the election and certify the votes cast.
School Board
Candidate Total
Andy Rankin 144
Dean Volmer 101
Cheryl Saunders 65
Trent Manecke 42
OAHE CHILD DEVELOPMENT: Motion
by Mathews, seconded by Lolley to
approve the contract for operation for the
2013-2014 and 2014-2015 school years.
RESIGNATION: Motion by Lolley, sec-
onded by Whitney to accept the resigna-
tion of Betty Hoar.
NEGOTIATIONS: Tabled.
DISCUSSION: Handbooks, Fitness Cen-
ter, Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan, Janitor-
ial, Murdo Aud Projects.
EXECUTIVE SESSION: Motion by Whit-
ney, seconded by Lolley to enter execu-
tive session at 9:14 p.m., in accordance
with SDCL 1-25-2 subchapter d. Board
President declared session over at 10:30
p.m.
Motion by Mathews, seconded by Whit-
ney to adjourn. Meeting adjourned at
10:31 p.m.
Tami Schreiber,
Business Manager
Published June 20, 2013, at the total
approximate cost of $82.20.
Notice of
Positions Open
Jones County School District #37-3
The Jones County School District has
the following positions open for the 2013-
2014 school year:
Summer Lawn Care
High School Librarian
Assistant Football Coach
Send letter of application or resume to
Jones County School District Attn:  Tami
Schreiber, Business Manager, PO Box
109, Murdo, S.D.  57559 or call 605-669-
2258 for more information.  Positions
open until filled.
Published June 20, 2013, at the total
approximate cost of $9.03.
The Clinical View
• Dr. P.E. Hoffsten •
The previous three columns in
this series of seven devoted to
stress management laid the basics
of stress talk psychology. The con-
cept is that what you say out loud
is instantaneously stated in your
own mind before you say it out
loud.
Dr. Herman Witte recognized
that there seemed to be a series of
self talks that people with poor
stress management techniques
used repeatedly. He first lectured
about the basic irrational self talk,
“it upsets me.” For a number of
reasons previously discussed, “it
upsets me” gives away self control
and places control with “it.” Plac-
ing control of your actions with “it”
leads to very ineffective stress
management.
He subsequently delineated
general irrational self talks one
through six, the first two of which
have already been presented in
the previous columns. The first
general irrational self had to do
with demandedness and how this
generates resistance in other peo-
ple. The second irrational self talk
had to do with helplessness and
lack of understanding. The next
general irrational talk number
three has to do with “horrib-
lizaition.”
Inflation is a property of human
behavior. It is a very human trait
to exaggerate what one is describ-
ing. Examples might include the
performance of a grandchild or the
size of the fish that got away.
These are trivial harmless exam-
ples. But if we are talking about
stressful events, the exaggeration
tends to be negative. Most impor-
tantly, since a self-talk is said qui-
etly internally before the words
are ever spoken out loud, the exag-
gerated adjectives used will mold
the feelings the person has. This
leads to self talks such as:
1. It was a horrible storm. (May
really be only 2 inches of snow).
2. He is a terrible drunk.
3. This is so bad I can’t stand it.
(In fact you are already standing
it.)
4. I can’t cope with this divorce,
I am falling apart. (The divorce
may be horrible but I have never
experienced a person actually
falling apart).
This type of language begins as
children. Their vocabulary is limit-
ed and children tend to view situa-
tions as black or white, yes or no,
best or worse. If they hear this lan-
guage from their parents it
becomes even more inbedded. In
addition, as we grow up, we hear
about events in other people. If we
have never experienced the event
that they are talking about and
they place a horribilizing adjective
in front of it, the event becomes
something to dread even though it
may only be a two inch snowstorm.
We hear about horrible bullys,
dangerous accidents, the heart-
break of psoriasis, the horrible
migraine headaches and the pain
of childbirth. Granted that some of
these events do have extreme con-
siderations, but when events have
a horrible-izing adjective in front
of the word the event becomes hor-
rible. This is called attaching
“emotional value” to the event by
the words we use to describe it.
Note this habit takes control away
from the person and shapes the
response to the event.
The fact is the words we use to
describe an event will shape how
we react to it. A fatal or paralyzing
automobile accident is horrible but
dropping a carton of milk on the
floor and having it burst is not hor-
rible. It may be inconvenient,
wasteful, or damaging to property
but it is not horrible.
The self defeating aspect of hor-
ribilizaiton is that it tends to
immobilize the person. If the event
is horrible or you can’t stand it,
some degree of inaction will follow.
If something is horrible, then the
person experiencing it will require
soothing attention. This leads to a
dependent attitude. Bodily aches
and pains tend to be amplified.
Preoccupation with bodily percep-
tions leads to a decreased scope of
interest as one ruminates about an
event. Coping skills are aban-
doned just when they are needed
most.
Dr. Witte offered as an alterna-
tive, a group of self talks whereby
the individual appropriately
grades the importance of an event
avoiding attaching intrinsic emo-
tional value to an event. This leads
to more constructive self talk such
as:
1. I feel this is just too bad (mild
negative response).
2. I feel very disappointed over
this event (moderate negative
response).
3. I feel very sad over this event
(strongly negative response).
4. I feel serious concern even
fear over what is or has been hap-
pening but my feelings are my
own. I know that my stomach will
not be turned inside out, that my
heart will not be broken and my
head won’t split open because of
the emotions that I have over an
event.
5. I may not do as well as I
would like but I will handle (stand,
tolerate, endure) what is about to
happen. I will be in control of me.
As an exercise, think about a time
when you had a bad streeful expe-
rience and see how the following
self-talks apply to your response
then:
1. “It upsets me” (Basic irra-
tional self-talk).
2. “He should not do that” (Gen-
eral irrational self-talk #1).
3. “I do not understand why he
does that.” (General irrational
self-talk #2).
4. “It is horrible.” (General irra-
tional self-talk #3”).
The mission of the South Dako-
ta Department of Veterans Affairs
is to serve the over 75,000 veter-
ans residing in South Dakota in all
matters pertaining to veterans
benefits. This responsibility falls
into two basic tasks: informing
veterans and their families about
their benefits and directly assist-
ing and advising veterans and
their families in securing the ben-
efits to which they are entitled.
Advocating with purpose and
passion for South Dakota veter-
ans, our team is at the forefront of
the most demanding challenges
confronting our state’s veterans,
whether they are veterans from
the World War II generation, the
Korean War, Vietnam, the Cold
War, or veterans who most recent-
ly served in support of Operation
Enduring Freedom, Operation
Iraqi Freedom, or Operation New
Dawn.
According to the VA’s FY 2012
Summary of Expenditures, South
Dakota veterans receive more
than $489.2 million annually in
medical, compensation, education,
and pension benefits. Although
this number is impressive, there
are many eligible veterans in
South Dakota who are not taking
advantage of the many benefits
available to them.
This month we are encouraging
all veterans to verify that they
have utilized all the educational
opportunities afforded to them.
As the State Approving Agency,
the South Dakota Department of
Veterans Affairs is responsible for
approving and supervising pro-
grams in South Dakota’s universi-
ties and technical schools as well
as the on-the job training and
apprenticeship programs.
Currently South Dakota has
140 veterans participating in the
OJT/Apprenticeship programs and
over 2,500 veterans using GI Bill
benefits for college and technical
schools. But that number can and
should grow. OJT programs
include such positions as apprais-
ers, funeral directors, police offi-
cers, correctional officers, electri-
cians, plumbers, parts technicians,
mechanics, IT specialists, radio
technicians, fire fighters, welders,
chefs, and many more.
We encourage all veterans to
make sure that they have utilized
their education benefits.
For more information regarding
your educational benefits and the
programs available to you, we
encourage you to contact ouredu-
cation team at (605.773.3269).
SD Veterans Affairs
• Larry Zimmerman, Secretary
of Veterans Affairs •
Delta Dental of SD celebrates
50 years by giving back
In celebration of its 50th
anniversary, Delta Dental of South
Dakota provided $1,000 dollars to
each employee and board member
to give to a nonprofit organization
of their choice through a project
called ‘We Give.’
Nearly $90,000 dollars was
donated to 68 nonprofit organiza-
tions across the state of South
Dakota ranging from a local volun-
teer fire department in Agar to
several Boys and Girls Club organ-
izations.
Delta Dental of South Dakota
President and CEO, Scott Jones
says, “We think the ‘We Give’ pro-
gram is a wonderful way for Delta
Dental to celebrate our employees’
hard work, dedication and gener-
ous spirit.”
The ‘We Give’ program is one
way for Delta Dental of South
Dakota’s employees to celebrate a
milestone and to also continue ful-
filling Delta’s nonprofit mission by
giving back to the communities
they serve.
State reminds of Labeling
Law for fuel pumps
State officials are reminding
consumers and gasoline retailers
that the 2013 South Dakota Legis-
lature passed a law limiting where
85 octane fuel may be sold and
requiring cautionary labels on
pumps.
The law, which took effect in
March when signed by Governor
Dennis Daugaard, requires that
pumps selling 85 octane fuel carry
a warning label that says: “This
octane level may not meet mini-
mum manufacturer specifications.
Consult your owner’s manual
before fueling.’’
The same law limits the sale of
85 octane fuel to nine western
South Dakota counties. Gasoline
sold in all other parts of the state
must have a minimum octane rat-
ing of 87. Many engine manufac-
turers recommend a minimum of
87 octane fuel.
“The Legislature recognized
that 85 octane fuel has been mar-
keted for decades in the western
part of South Dakota,’’ said Trevor
Jones, Secretary of the Depart-
ment of Public Safety. “The law
continues to allow sale of that
product in nine counties. However,
the law also says the proper warn-
ing label must be conspicuously
placed on the pumps. This is a
reminder to both consumers to
check the labels and for retailers
to know and follow the law.’’
The law allows the sale of 85
octane fuel with proper labeling in
Butte, Custer, Fall River, Harding,
Lawrence, Meade, Pennington,
Perkins and Shannon counties.
The sale of 85 octane in South
Dakota is prohibited outside of
these counties.
Karlee and Lonna wish to send
a heartfel t thank-you to those
members of the communi ty that
make an effort to help us cover
communi ty events. We
appreciate you understanding
that as much as we would like
to, we can’ t make i t to all
events. Anyone wi th news
worthy ideas, events or
pictures can contact the Murdo
Coyote at 669-2271 or
mcoyote@gwtc.net
THANK YOU!
Coyote Classifieds
Murdo Coyote • June 20, 2013 • Page 8
experience necessary. Apply
online www.sdwork.org. #con-
structionjobspaybetter.
PLANKINTON SCHOOL DIS-
TRICT is accepting applications
for 7-12 Math Teacher w/wo
Coaching/Activities. Position
Open Until Filled. Contact Supt.
James Jones at (605) 942-7743.
PO Box 190, Plankinton SD
57368.
SISSETON SCHOOL DIS-
TRICT OPENING: Preschool-
W/WO SPED, Contact: Michelle
Greseth, 516 8th Ave W, Sisseton,
SD 57262, (605)698-7613. Position
open until filled. EOE.
ENGINEERING/CAD TECHNI-
CIAN – City of Spearfish. Per-
forms wide variety of computer-
aided drafting and engineering
support activities. EOE. For
essential job duties and applica-
tion process please visit our web-
site at www.cityofspearfish.com.
NORTH DAKOTA HIGHWAY
PATROL TROOPER - Begin a
challenging and rewarding career
with opportunities for growth and
advancement. Apply at www.nd.
gov/ndhp or call 701-328-2455.
Closing dates: 6/19/13 for appli-
cants testing in Grand Forks and
Fargo and 7/2/13 for applicants
testing in Bismarck. EOE.
THE ROAD TO THE RIGHT
CAREER - STARTS HERE!
Statewide construction jobs,
$12.00 - $18.00 OR MORE. No
experience necessary. Apply
online www.sdwork.org. #con-
structionjobspaybetter.
SISSETON SCHOOL DIS-
TRICT Openings: SPED K-12 (2
Positions), SPED Early Child-
hood. Contact: Dr. Stephen
Schulte, Supt., 516 8th Ave. W.
Sisseton, SD 57262, (605)698-
7613. Positions open until filled.
EOE.
RYAN’S HANGAR RESTAU-
RANT is seeking experienced
night cook. Must be reliable, work
well with others, enjoy fast-paced
environment in a professional
kitchen. Apply online Ryan-
shangar.com.
DOUGLAS COUNTY COMMIS-
SION is taking applications for
full-time Douglas County High-
way Superintendent. Must have
valid Class A Driver’s License.
Experience in road/bridge con-
struction/maintenance. For appli-
cation contact: Douglas County
Auditor (605) 724-2423.
SISSETON SCHOOL DIS-
TRICT OPENING: Vocal 6-12,
Contact: Jim Frederick, 516 8th
Ave W, Sisseton, SD 57262,
(605)698-7613. Position open until
filled. EOE.
THE ROAD TO THE RIGHT
CAREER - STARTS HERE!
Statewide construction jobs,
$12.00 - $18.00 OR MORE. No
experience necessary. Apply
online www.sdwork.org. #con-
structionjobspaybetter.
POWERCOM ELECTRIC IS
SEEKING full-time electrician at
any level. Excellent pay/benefits!
Submit resumes to rodb@ken-
nebectelephone.com. Questions,
call Rod or Matt, 605-869-2220.
FULL TIME TECHNOLOGY
INSTRUCTOR with or without
coaching (4 day school week) at
the Edgemont School District.
Position open until filled. For
more information contact Dave
Cortney at 605-662-7254 or email
dave.cortney@k12.sd.us.
QUILT SUPPLY SALE
LILA HUPP QUILT SUPPLY
SALE (30 Years worth of sup-
plies). Friday, June 21, 401 Elm
St., Presho, SD 57568, 2 pm-close.
Contact Beth Hupp for informa-
tion, (605) 730-3172.
LAND FOR SALE
CHEAP LAND IN SOUTH
DAKOTA! - 40 to 640 acres start-
ing at $399 acre. EZ seller financ-
ing, no credit checks! Best deal
USA! Joan (949) 722-7453.
LOG HOMES
DAKOTA LOG HOME Builders
representing Golden Eagle Log
Homes, building in eastern, cen-
tral, northwestern South & North
Dakota. Scott Connell, 605-530-
2672, Craig Connell, 605-264-
5650, www.goldeneagleloghomes.
com.
NOTICES
ADVERTISE IN NEWSPA-
PERS statewide for only $150.00.
Put the South Dakota Statewide
Classifieds Network to work for
you today! (25 words for $150.
Each additional word $5.) Call
this newspaper or 800-658-3697
for details.
SEARCH STATE-WIDE
APARTMENT Listings, sorted by
rent, location and other options.
www.sdhousingsearch.com South
Dakota Housing Development
Authority.
OTR/DRIVERS
DRIVERS WANTED: CDL,
owner operators, freight from
Midwest up to 48 states, home
regularly, newer equipment,
Health, 401K, call Randy, A&A
Express, 800-658-3549.
Deadline is Tuesdays at 10 a.m.
Call: 669-2271
CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING
CLASSIFIED RATE: $5.00 minimum for up to 20 words.10¢ per word after
initial 20. Each name and initial must be counted as one word.
CARD OF THANKS: Poems, Tributes, Etc. $5.00 minimum for up to 20
words.10¢ per word after initial 20. Each name and initial must be counted
as one word.
NOTE: $2.00 added charge for bookkeeping and billing on all charges.
DISPLAY AD RATE: $5.20 per column inch.
PUBLISHER’S NOTICE: All real estate, advertised in this newspaper is
subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, which makes it illegal to
advertise “any preference, or discrimination on race, color, religion, sex, or
national origin, or any intention to make any such preference, limitation, or
discrimination.”
This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate
which is a violation of the law. Our readers are informed that all dwellings
advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis.
For Sale
FOR SALE: Alfalfa seed, grass
seed and high test alfalfa hay.
Delivery available and volume dis-
count available. Call 798-5413.
PR25-11tp
Notice
ROUGH COUNTRY SPRAY-
ING: Specializing in controlling
Canada thistle on rangeland. ATV
application. Also prairie dogs. Call
Bill at 605-669-2298. M21-24tp
Thank You
Thank you Kamaria Labrier for
the beautiful shower. Thanks to all
who attended. I really enjoyed this
special day.
Heather McKenney
Thank you Velma V., Flavia,
Jill, Sherry, Richard, Joni and
Lori. Thanks for sponsoring me for
the Caring and Sharing walk. A
good cause for the community and
a good experience for me.
June
Our sincere thank you to the
Chamber of Commerce for honor-
ing us with the Yard of the Week
and the Murdo Bucks. We have a
yard genie now that helps us, so
we are passing on our congratula-
tions to Faye – the best yard genie
you can find!
Orville and Lola
Thank you to the Murdo Area
Chamber of Commerce for award-
ing us “Yard of the Week.” The
Chamber Bucks are appreciated.
Curt and Faye Chambliss
Thank you Caring and Sharing
for the beautiful quilt I won in
your raffle.
Lisa Kinsley
Murdo Nutrition
Program Menu
June 24
Spaghetti w/ Meatsauce
Cauliflower
Tossed Salad
French Bread
Apricots
June 25
Baked Ham
Mashed Potatoes w/ Cheese
Corn
Bread
Baked Apples
June 26
French Dip w/ Au Jus
Macaroni Salad
Mixed Vegetables
Mandarin Oranges & Pineapple
Tidbits
June 27
Barbeque Chicken
Baked Potato
Broccoli
Dinner Roll
Banana Pudding w/ Vanilla Wafers
June 28
Salisbury Steak in Gravy
Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
Sliced Beets
Bread
Peach Crisp
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY
LONGBRANCH IN PIERRE,
SD. We have lowered the price &
will consider contract for deed.
Call Russell Spaid 605-280-1067.
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EMPLOYMENT
TEACHING POSITIONS
OPEN AT MOBRIDGE-POL-
LOCK School District #62-6 for
2013-2014 School Year: HS Math;
HS Social Studies/Language Arts;
MS Special Education; and Birth
to 2nd Grade Special Education.
Contact Tim Frederick at 605-
845-9204 for more information.
Resumes and applications can be
mailed to the school Attn: Tim
Frederick at 1107 1st Avenue East
in Mobridge SD 57601. Open until
filled. EOE.
THE ROAD TO THE RIGHT
CAREER - STARTS HERE!
Statewide construction jobs,
$12.00 - $18.00 OR MORE. No
CITYWIDE RUMMAGE
SALE ON JULY 19-20
(weekend of Murdo Ranch Rodeo).
If you are planning on
having a rummage sale that
weekend, please contact the
Murdo Coyote for advertising
specials 605-669-2271.
We will run a boxed ad
(listing all the sales/times)
the weeks of July 11 and
July 18 for only $15.00.
The more sales ~ the larger
the ad!

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