Murdo Coyote, March 14, 2013

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NHS Blood Drive
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The Jones County High School National Honor Society will be hosting a blood drive Wednesday, March 20 from 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. at the Jones County Ambulance building on Main Street. To sign up for a time to donate, call 669-2258 or sign up online at bloodhero.com.
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by Karlee Barnes Those present at the Monday, March 4 city council meeting included: Mayor David Geisler, Wayne Esmay, Jay Drayer, Joe Connot, Mike Jost, Arnie Waddell, Matt Kinsley, Jerry Hatheway, Ray Erikson, Krysti Barnes, Sheriff John Weber and Karlee Barnes. The agenda and minutes were approved, and building permits were discussed. Judy Iversen was approved for a permit to replace windows and the roof on her rental house located at 206 Cleveland Avenue. Andrea Sheehan applied for a permit to move, repair and restore the house located on Lincoln Avenue. The permit also included replacing the front porch and pouring concrete. The project will be finished by July 1. The permit was approved providing that the exact location of the house will be approved. The final permit was submitted by Curt Chambliss. Chambliss is planning on moving a four-plex apartment building in to the vacated lot on Lincoln Avenue. This project will be completed by May 5. The council approved the permit, pending approval of the exact location. Vouchers were then approved, with talk of the lighting project at the auditorium. Barnes reported that the school would like to move forward on the project, so the council gave Esmay Electric the go ahead to start working. Sheriff Weber then presented the sheriff ’s report and spoke to the council about a shooting that occurred in the trailer court owned by Charlie Buxcel. Weber said eight rounds were fired out of a .38 special, but nobody was harmed. The shooter was taken into custody. The sheriff ’s report was approved, and the meeting moved on to the street report. Hatheway asked the council how much town clean up efforts he is supposed to be doing for free, in terms of tearing down and cleaning up debris from structures. Waddell said that the city needs to be consistent with projects, as cleaning up the town is
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City council amends new trailer house ordinance draft
The Church at Okaton invites you to hear the Black Hills Gospel Quartet in concert Sunday, March 17, 2013, at 4:00 p.m. in the Turner Community Center on Main Street in Murdo. No cost to attend.
Johannsen Scholarship
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.
Hullinger, Beth Van Dam and Katie Venard. Front: Tami Flynn, Karlee Barnes and Mary Volmer. Not pictured: Shannon Sealey and Chelsee Rankin. Substitutes for the team included Teri Kinsley and Lenae Venard. The Jones County ladies played in a women’s volleyball league in Pierre that started in September and ended with a league tournament in March. As they were a new team, they started in the “C” league, but quickly made it known that they wouldn’t be in that league for long. At the completion of the first half of the season, the team was the number one seed in their league and was allowed to move up to the “B” league for the second half of the season.
Women’s league volleyball… Back from left to right: Ashley Hunt, Jill Rankin, Jenna
Commissioners approve new treasurer’s resolution
by Karlee Barnes The March County Commissioners meeting was held Tuesday, March 5 at 9 a.m. In attendance included: Monte Anker, John Brunskill, Steve Iwan, Helen Louder, Sheriff John Weber and Karlee Barnes. The minutes and agenda were approved without issue, and the commissioners discussed the upcoming MRC Regional Rain Authority meeting to be held March 14 in Chamberlain. Anker told the commissioners that he will be attending the meeting. No building permits were requested, so the meeting moved on to discuss new business. A treasurer’s resolution was presented for consideration by Jones County Treasurer Deb Byrd. Byrd briefly joined the meeting to explain the resolution to the commissioners. The resolution will be in the form of a overage/shortage policy that states that in the event that a customer overpays by $2.00 or less, the money will not be refunded, but will be put into the overpayment fund and any amount over $2.00 will be refunded by check. Also, in the event that a customer underpays by $2.00 or less, the shortage shall come out of this fund, and any amount over $2.00, the customer will be contacted and expected to pay the amount. Byrd told the commissioners that this will save on postage, and the commissioners approved the resolution. Brunskill told the commissioners that a Jones County resident brought up the issue of zoning so Jones County residents can buy flood insurance. Brunskill said that the county can join FEMA’s flood insurance without having to provide mapping that would label flood plains. However, the proper FEMA paperwork would have to be completed. Anker suggested having States Attorney Anita Fuoss review an application to join FEMA’s flood insurance before taking any action on the subject. Next in new business included the authorization of individuals that are able to request fire suppression assistance from the State of South Dakota Wildfire Suppression Division. Those authorized include Cody Hatheway from the Draper Fire Department and Rich Sylva from the Murdo Fire Department. The commissioners then agreed to print the Jones County Ambulance roster in their minutes so workman’s compensation will be available to them. In addition, six surplus items were approved for the Sheriff ’s Department and one surplus item was approved for the court system. The commissioners discussed a possible veteran’s memorial that could be placed outside the court house. Brunskill said that there could be grant money available through the Central South Dakota Enhancement District. He is waiting to hear back on the grant possibility. Old business was then discussed, including more consideration for a new vehicle for the sheriff ’s department. Anker expressed his opinion that a pickup might be the best answer. He also advised that the department keep whichever vehicle is replaced in the event that additional law enforcement is added. There is
Exercise room reminder
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.
Trading Pages Library
Trading Pages Library at the Murdo Coyote is open MondayThursday 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday as open. Stop in and pick up a book or two. For Al–Anon meetings call 669-2596 for time and place. Thursdays 8:00 p.m. at the East Commons. Call 530-0371 or 280-7642. Due to unforeseen circumstances, some of the Jones County March 4-H Newsletters did not reach families and 4-H supporters. If there is anyone who would like another copy of the newsletter – hand delivered, or who would like to be on our mailing list please stop into the Jones County 4-H office or call our office phone at 669-7101. Thank you.
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Prairie Rangers 4-H Club participates in challenge
The Prairie Rangers 4-H Club of Jones County has accepted a challenge set forth by Haakon/Jackson 4-H Junior Leaders to collect needed supplies for the Ronald McDonald House in Sioux Falls, S.D. The Prairie Rangers would like to involve all 4-H families and Jones County supporters by asking you donate items like coffee, bathroom cleaning supplies, paper towels, rubber gloves, tooth brushes, individually wrapped snacks, individual juice drinks, Ziploc bags, disinfecting wipes, queen sized bedding, towels, and pillow protectors. The Ronald McDonald wish list which is located on their website: http://www.rmhcsouthdakota.org/ have many more needs listed. Your donations may be dropped off during the month of March at the
Jones County 4-H Office located in the basement of the Courthouse. Please do not include perishable items at this time. This campaign is near and dear to the hearts of the Haakon/Jackson 4-H members as one of their own 4-H families used the Ronald McDonald House when their daughter was battling Cystic Fibrosis. The Jones County community also has ties to the Ronald McDonald House which is a homeaway-from-home for families of sick and injured children receiving critical medical care in Sioux Falls. While a hospital cares for the children, the Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Dakota helps lessen the burden on families by providing a place to stay with stability and resources they need to keep their child healthy and happy.
By Elizabeth “Sam” Grosz Legislators finished their work by passing a $4.1 billion general appropriation bill March 8, encompassing more money for schools and Medicaid providers than in the most recent past. Not everyone was happy, however, with the allocation of funds during the final garnering of amendments to HB1185, and $1.72 million was left on the table unallocated. But legislators were assured that $1.7 million was not too much. Rep. Susan Wismer, D-Britton, a frequent critic of how the state spends its money, said last year’s $1.6 million left on the table had resulted in $47 million going into reserves. She opposed passage of the bill “with that amount of money unappropriated.” Wismer, fellow Democrats, and several renegade Republicans were critical of the money that should or could have gone to help K-12 education and Medicare providers, but instead was spent on constructing new buildings, tearing down old buildings and putting more money into reserves. Sen. Billie Sutton, D-Burke, who also serves on the Joint Appropriations Committee, was
Legislature passes $4.1 billion budget on final day of main run
generally kinder and more conciliatory in his attempt to amend the budget. But, the frustration was evident. The attempt had been to give Medicare providers another $4.6 million and education another $2.1 million, both in one-time money. They also sought to provide $21,000 to a veteran’s service programs, which helps pay vehicle expenses for volunteer drivers who transport veterans to medical appointments. It would also have taken away $500,000 that appropriation committee legislators had voted for Legislative Research Council programs that assist legislators. Key Republicans, on the other hand, were happy with the results of the budget work. Sen. Deb Peters, R-Hartford, who chairs the Senate side of the Joint Appropriations Committee, said “once again, education received the first dollar and the last dollar.” Both education and Medicaid providers, she said, have received one-time funds for the current fiscal year, as well as next. “Utilizing one-time funds,” said Peters, “allows us to continue to be conservative with our ongoing spending with all the uncertainties that lie ahead of our state, such as federal budget cuts, healthcare reform and an uncertain economy.” The Governor, said Peters, left $26.5 million in one-time funds in FT2013 on the bottom line and the change in estimates provided another $5.1 million, for a total of $31.6 million. “We were able to invest that money in K12 education, providers, higher education, scholarships and economic development,” said Peters. The total general fund spending for FY2014, she said, will be $1,327,249,577, which will allow the FY2014 budget to be balanced both nominally and structurally. General fund spending was broken down as education, 46 percent; taking care of people, 39 percent; protecting the public 10 percent, and all the rest of state government at only 5 percent. Major accomplishments, said Peters, was the 3 percent inflationary increase in state aid to general education, plus a 1 percent one-time increase in the current year for K12 education. Postsecondary technical institutes received the same 3 percent inflationary increase, plus 1 percent one-time increase. The Board of Regents received a $5.4 million increase to their base budget, plus $3.7 million in onetime funding. Providers will receive a 3 percent increase in their ongoing allocations with an additional 1 percent one-time rate increase for the remainder of this fiscal year. A three percent salary policy was given to state employees, plus a movement to job worth, said Peters. “We were also able to fund $4.1 million in ongoing general funds and $3 million in one-time general funds,” she said, for the new Public Safety Improvement Act. This will improve public safety, Peters said, “by investing in programs, practices and policies that have been proven to reduce recidivism, hold offenders more accountable by strengthening community supervision, and reduce corrections spending and focus prison space on violent, chronic, and career criminals. “This is a budget that is responsible and will continue to serve our citizens and our state for the coming year and positions our state for future growth.” The House adopted the bill with a 48-17 vote, and the Senate adopted it 31-4.
currently approximately $14,273 available to purchase a vehicle, and with the options presented by Weber, an additional $12,000 will have to be supplemented. Weber presented the Sheriff ’s report next, and Anker made a motion to allow Weber to dispose of the surplus items at the Sheriff ’s Department. The motion was seconded. Weber voiced concerns about purchasing a pickup for a sheriff ’s vehicle. He said that there is not enough room inside the vehicle, so a box with a lock would have to be bolted into the bed of the pickup for storage. He also said that he has heard of a couple other sheriff ’s departments that have had pickups roll and he doesn’t think they are as safe as an SUV. Weber then brought up the option of hiring Terry Deuter from Jackson County to cover law enforcement needs if both Sheriff Weber and Deputy Sylva had to be out of the county at the same time. Weber said he is currently employed by the Jackson County Sheriff ’s Department on a part time as needed basis. Weber said he would check on what it would cost to do this. The sheriff ’s report was approved and the commissioners ended the meeting by signing vouchers and discussing a new officials workshop, which will be attended by commissioner Iwan in which a social will be hosted by the TransCanada pipeline. The meeting was adjourned after brief discussion at 12 p.m.
priceless. He also said that the city should not perform partial teardowns. A liability issue can present itself if the city is asked to tear down only part of a building instead of the whole thing. The street report was then approved and Erikson presented the water report. Erikson discussed the revised rental rates of city equipment with the council, and confirmed that the big dump truck will not be made available to rent out. After the water report was approved, Barnes presented the finance report to the council. She said that the 2012 Annual Report has been approved and now has been sent to Legislative audit to be published. Barnes and the council agreed to schedule the annual equalization meeting for March 18, and then discussed the election and the positions that will be available. Connot, Waddell, Kinsley and Jost’s positions are all up for election this year. Barnes told the council that the district municipal meeting will be held in Murdo this year, on April 16 at the Buffalo Bar. She then discussed the option of a comprehensive plan for the community. Barnes said that this will be a step towards organizing the community, and it will be easier to enforce new ordinances. The financial report was approved and old business was discussed, including an update on the city park trail and shooting range projects as well as an update on the street project between the grade school and the high school. The council made changes to the trailer house ordinance draft and discussed requirements for new trailer houses. New business was kept short, as the council approved an alcohol use license for Sarah Hullinger and Bill Zaugg for a May 4 wedding to be held in the auditorium. The meeting then entered executive session to discuss economic development issues and concluded immediately after.
Black Hills Gospel Quartet to perform Sunday March 17
The Okaton Church invites you to hear The Black Hills Gospel Quartet at the Turner Theatre on Main Street in Murdo on Sunday, March 11 at the 4:00 p.m. CDT. The Black Hill Gospel Quartet has performed in nine states and has been singing together for over 22 years. Their concert consists of Southern Gospel music with a special emphasis on “Old Fashioned” traditional Christian music. This
is an interdenominational group. There will be ice cream sundaes after the concert plus a table of free Christian Bibles, books and literature. There will be no charge for any of the activities. The Black Hills Gospel Quartet sponsored by the Okaton Church. If you have questions, call the pastor, Gary McCubbin at the church at 837-2233 or at home at 8372485 or call Melvin or Clarice Roghair at 669-2529.
Jones County 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. Mar. 1 Deputy Sylva and Sheriff Weber responded to a report of a subject threatening someone with a firearm and several shots being fired in Charlietown. A resident was located and arrested on several charges, including aggravated assault with a firearm, grand theft of a firearm, threatening law enforcement, possession of a firearm while intoxicated, reckless discharge of a firearm, disorderly conduct and drug charges. Deputy Sylva responded to an erratic driver on US HWY. 83, south of Murdo. The vehicle was located and followed for several miles and was observed to be driving fine. Mar. 2 DCI Agent Jaris and Deputy Sylva obtained a search warrant for the residence involved in the shooting to obtain more evidence. Assisted with delivering protection order to be served in Mellette Co. Mar 3 Deputy Sylva responded to a report of a domestic assault in
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I finally caught up with the Sunday, February 24 birthday gal, Gen Liffengren. A few days prior to that, son Lindsay of Tucson, Ariz., arrived. He arranged a supper/birthday party to celebrate his mom's 80th at a local cafe. On hand to help her celebrate were: daughter Jodee of Black Hawk; Kim and Jean Kinsley; Karen and Ron Tedrow of Pierre; Mike Kinsley; Marty and Angie Kinsley; Kelly and Lavonne Kinsley and son Court. A good time was had. Lindsay left on Wednesday. Neal Christian of Gordon, Neb., had a business appointment on Monday morning of last week here. After, him and mom Lila Mae called on Terry and Kay Moore south of Vivian. Kay seems to be doing well after having back surgery recently. Neal spent the night. On Tuesday, Lila Mae and Neal kept an appointment in Pierre, and he returned home that evening. Dorothy and Darin Louder visited Dwight in Kadoka Wednesday and then to the home of Deanna Byrd. Among the many that attended the benefit Monday evening of last week for Karly Culver at the Lutheran Memorial Church in Pierre were Rosa Lee Styles, Margie Boyle, Ron Lebeda and Holly. Karly is the daughter/granddaughter of former Draperites Dena Culver and Sharlene and Butch Rada. Karly has medical problems and is doctoring in Rochester, Minn. Belated happy birthday to former Draperite Lisa Sharp March 9. I know how old she is but I'm not telling; although she is a graduate of DHS with class of '73. She lives in California. I also know her and mom Elsa still get the Murdo Coyote. Audrey Mathews had coffee and a visit with Darlene Fuoss and Grace Todd at Parkwood on Monday of last week. She planned to see new resident Irene Caldwell, but didn't catch up with her, next time. Sarah Dowling left on Thursday for Peetz, Colo., to spend time with fiance JP Carwin, returning home on Monday. Nelva and Janet Louder visited Ellouise Ellwanger last Tuesday morning and even had a cup of coffee. Sunday evening supper guests of Kim and Tony Schmidt were Don Volmer, Amanda and Kraig Henrichs, Blake and Layney. Ray and Shirley Vik and Orlo and Tooty Schervem of Presho attended the Fuoss bull sale last week. They said the catered food was very good, and that's "no bull". Kia Miller, student at USD Vermillion, spent the weekend here with parents Ken and Carmen. Curt and Janet Miller, Mark Strait, and Chuck and Marilyn Strait all brought a carry-in dinner complete with birthday cake to the home of Bernard and Marge Strait's on Monday to celebrate Marge's birthday. Happy birthday, Marge. Nelva and Janet Louder visited Ray and Janice Pike over coffee Saturday afternoon. (We needed a pickup as we had just cleaned the
Murdo. It was found that the assault had occurred in White River. Mar. 4 Deputy Sylva responded to the report of a vehicle broke down on I-90, and people walking on the old highway in the same area. Unable to locate. Mar. 6 Sheriff Weber responded to I90, eastbound, mm205 to a report of a vehicle needing assistance changing a flat tire. Road side assistance was called to change the tire. Sheriff Weber responded to Charlietown in Murdo to the report of an intoxicated subject causing problems. The male subject was removed and transported to the Mellette Co. line and turned over to the Mellette Co Sheriff's Office for transportation further south. Sheriff Weber responded to I90, eastbound, mm193 to the report of a broke down vehicle. Unable to locate. Sheriff Weber responded to a report of a semi that was broke down in the northbound driving lane on US HWY. 83, mm59. Traffic control was provided while semi was hooked up and towed to Murdo.
East Side• News by Janet Louder 669-2696
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Henry and Elaine Roghair visited at the home of their daughter, Sarah, and her husband, Jonathan, a few days last week. Clarice Roghair traveled to Kadoka a week ago to visit Harriet Noteboom at the Care Center. From there she drove into a fierce wind to Philip to see Grace McKillip at the Philip Hospital. Grace planned to be living with her son Doug in Pierre by the time of this writing. Jessie Harrison spent her first spring break of the season in the east. She and her mom, Clarice Roghair, left Murdo on Wednesday after school and arrived at Sunshine Bible Academy south of Miller in time for supper, followed by Senior Chapel. Then Jessie spent the night in the dorm and the next day attended sophomore classes. She has chosen to attend SBA for the last nine weeks of this school year. Thursday evening Jessie joined friends from Wall to watch their basketball girls play against Hanson while Clarice visited a friend from high school days, Evie DuBois Reintz. The next morning, Clarice and Jessie traveled on south and east to do some shopping, then headed for home. The Okaton Church ladies have been meeting on Tuesday afternoons for Bible Study at the home of Evelyn Daum. They extend a welcome to any ladies who would like to join them. They recently sent a big batch of pillowcase dresses to orphan girls in Haiti by way of Dianna Boni. On Joyce Roghair's birthday she hosted the Scovil Township annual meeting. Mel, Clarice and Jessie Roghair took in a German Chocolate cake to be enjoyed with ice cream.
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David Geisler and David Jr. were to see John Geisler in Sioux Falls. John is in the VA hospital and is not doing well. The address for John is: Veterans Hospital 2501, West 22nd St., Sioux Falls, S.D. 57105. John is in room 366, he would appreciate cards and prayers. Betty Geisler is in the nursing home Palisades Manor 920 4th St. Garretson S.D. 57030; she would like to hear from all her friends in Murdo, too. Don and Mary Heib had visitors this weekend, Candy and Ryan from Brandon. Candy is Don’s granddaughter. She and her family of four children came to spend the long spring break here in Murdo. While Keagan was
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here, she and grandpa went out selling Girl Scout cookies. They enjoyed their time together getting to know the little ones and having lots of fun. Helen McMillan accompanied Jackie Fosheim on a trip to Brandon where Helen stayed with her daughter Teresa and husband Gary Schweitzer. Jackie journeyed on to Windom to visit Forrest and Londa and family. She attended Cierra’s “Ice Skating Show” where Cierra received a ten year trophy. All of the grand kids were home so it was a lot of fun and visiting. Velma Vollmer’s son, Jerry, from New Jersey came to spend about a week visiting with Velma and his two brothers, Rodney and Dale, as well as old school mates that still live in the Murdo area. Jody Lebeda went out to coffee at a local cafe and got in some good visiting with Rose Elrod, Marilyn Seymour and Greg Hauptman. The organization meetings for the Murdo Area Farmer's Market is progressing and many interested local growers and crafters were there to share their ideas. The next meeting is set for March 25 at 7 p.m. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.
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Cattle producers are in the planning phase for the upcoming grazing season. In order to successfully plan for this season, they must take an inventory of the forage available and be able to estimate the grazing potential of pastures, says Kalyn Waters, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist. “Now is the time to start the planning process. Having the right tools and knowledge to do so, will make a world of difference. Attending the drought management webinars will put those tools in producers’ hands,” Waters said. In an effort to proactively aid cattle producers, SDSU Extension Livestock staff partnered with University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension to host a five-part webinar series to help those raising cattle prepare for the possibility of the drought continuing in 2013. The one-hour Managing Drought Risk on the Ranch webinar series are being held the last Wednesday of each month, concluding in May. All sessions begin at 9 a.m. MST or 10 a.m. CST and are hosted at SDSU Extension Regional Centers. Each session will include current drought updates, forecasts and presentations about specific information or tools. Following each webinar, SDSU Extension State and Field Specialists will be available for a question and answer session via video conference. They will also present additional information relevant to South Dakota producers. During the March 27 webinar, Pat Reece, former University of Nebraska-Lincoln Range Management Specialist, will discuss the Cumulative Forage Reduction Index. Reece is currently the owner of and a senior consultant at Prairie & Montane Enterprises. He has developed the CFR Index
Managing drought risk on the ranch
church.) The community extends their sympathy to the family of little five month old Aila Grace Dixon. Aila passed away March 6 in Rapid City due to a rare incurable genetic disorder named Zellweger Syndrome. She is the daughter of Christopher and Kayleigh Dixon; great granddaughter of former Draperite Becky (Miller) and Grant Myer of Des Moines, Iowa. Ken Miller and Penny Dowling attended the memorial service held at the Fountain Springs Community Church Monday in Rapid City. Former Draperite Bev Louder Drabek of Rapid City underwent surgery at Rapid City Regional Hospital last Friday. All went okay. She hopes to be home at the end of the week. Speedy recovery, Bev. Ray and Janice Pike met their niece, Patti and John Devitt, Dillon and Trevor, of Harrisburg for lunch and a visit at a local cafe Thursday. The Devitts were on their way to Rapid City. The Kolls township meeting was held last Tuesday at Eldon and Esther Magnusons. Ray and Janice Pike, Darin Louder and Scott Mathews were there, and following the meeting, all enjoyed coffee and cookies. Nelva and Janet Louder visited Dorothy and Brad Louder Sunday afternoon, played a few cards, topped off with a yummy piece of pie and coffee. Forty-one years ago, Trace Dowling took Karen Erikson to be his bride. Happy anniversary, you two. Following church Sunday, Ray and Shirley Vik, Don Volmer, Ray and Janice Pike, Lila Mae Christian, Nelva and Janet Louder had dinner together at a local cafe. Alice Horsley visited Grace Weber one day last week. Eldon and Esther Magnuson took care of a little business in Murdo and Draper on Friday morning and then ended up at Ray and Janice Pikes for lunch. Casey and Gavin Miller visited grandparents Nelva and Janet Louder Monday afternoon. Dave and Linda Brost left on Sunday, February 23 for Waunakee, Wisc., to spend time with son Paul and Denise and family Taylor, Jamie, Alex and Dillon. On Saturday, March 2, they got to watch grandson Alex play with the LaCrosse University of Wisconsin traveling tennis team at the Madison University of Wisconsin. He won three matches. Linda reports the college is huge; it has 12 indoor tennis courts. That evening, Denise prepared supper for the tennis team from LaCrosse, which was Paul's birthday, but he was unable to be there. Earlier in the week the group, along with Taylor's friend, Casey, went out for supper to celebrate Paul and Casey's birthdays. While there, Dave and a friend spent a few days ice fishing at Sturgeon Bay. I forgot to ask if it was a successful fishing trip; I'm assuming it was. All in all it was a great week. They returned home on Sunday, March 3, with good roads both ways.
in response to needs of ranchers he has worked with to develop drought response plans. Reece points out that when animal numbers need to be reduced because of drought, delayed marketing can have substantial financial consequences, often costing typical ranches tens of thousands of dollars. Following Reece’s presentation, South Dakota attendees will also have an opportunity to hear from rancher, Bill Slovek of Philip. Slovek is a progressive rancher and current board member for the South Dakota Grassland Coalition. Slovek’s ranch lies in the southwestern portion of the state in a region heavily impacted by the drought. His perspective on drought decision making, herd management and hidden opportunities will allow other producers an opportunity to consider their own options. “UNL Extension and the Drought Mitigation Center have done an outstanding job putting together this program. They have slated some of the best speakers available to provide critical information to producers. Our January and February sessions proved that these are quality, applicable meetings that producers will gain greatly from, and we had over 50 attendees statewide at each,” Waters said. Topics each month will consider drought planning information and tools available to producers. In addition to University and Agency presenters, a number of ranchers will also be featured, describing development and execution of their drought plans. These meetings are also intended to educate professionals and consultants who work with ranchers as a professional development series. The webinars are sponsored by
A column by Gov. Dennis Daugaard The 88th South Dakota Legislative Session concluded last week. During our two month legislative process, the demands are great on our legislators. They come to the Capitol early and leave late. They study policy, work with constituents, and gain perspective on the process. Nearly 500 bills were introduced in the 2013 legislative session. Unlike Congress, our legislature gives a public hearing and an up-or-down vote on every bill. South Dakota’s system allows for public input and open discussion of the issues our state faces. South Dakota’s way works. We do not have a full-time legislature with thousands of staffers. South Dakota relies on the neighborly, common sense approach of its citizen legislators. This session brought great examples of cooperation and productivity from the legislature, even as Washington, D.C. continued to find division and deadlock. In South Dakota, our work this session has been heralded as “one of the most productive in recent memory.” We passed monumental reforms to our prison system by bringing together law enforcement, judges, treatment providers, defense attorneys, and legislators from both political parties. The reforms will make our state safer while holding offenders more accountable and saving taxpayer dollars.
South Dakota can take pride in successful legislative session
Farmers in a key region of the United States relied on their investment in crop insurance to weather the effects of severe drought in 2012. At the same time, indemnity payments helped communities and states avoid some of the angst that would have accompanied significant crop and revenue losses. Insurance payments not only helped ensure that most farmers will be able to plant another crop in 2013, the indemnities also produced a significant impact beyond the farm gate. According to a study by economists in Lincoln, Nebraska, indemnity payments generated off-farm economic impact of nearly $2.2 billion across Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. That figure includes $721 million of labor income that preserved 20,900 offfarm jobs in the region. Dr. Brad Lubben, an agricultural economist, and Dr. Eric Thompson, an economist, conducted the study, underwritten by Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica), a leading farm lender in the four-state area. Thompson specializes in research on state and local economic growth and on economic impact analysis. Lubben focuses on policy and risk management in agriculture. Both are faculty members at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.* “This research helps us answer the question: ‘What would have happened in both rural and urban communities if producers had not been protected by crop insurance during the severe drought last year?’” said Doug Stark, president and CEO of FCSAmerica. “The study shows that while crop insurance is critical for farmers, in years of significant loss it also helps stabilize jobs and incomes off the farm as well. Indemnity payments replace some of the income that farmers would have earned from a more normal crop, enabling them to continue investing in their businesses and households.” Key findings of the study include: · Farmers paid $885 million in premiums during 2012 to insure nearly 54 million acres across Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming, or 85 percent of insurable planted acres for principal crops. · Through March 4, farmers in the four states had received a total of $4.482 billion in indemnity payments for the 2012 growing season (April 2012 through March 2013). ·Farmer purchases of goods and services attributable to the indemnity payments are estimated to yield nearly $2.2 billion in off-farm economic impact across the region. That includes $1.0 billion in Iowa, $780 million in Nebraska, $386 million in South Dakota and $4.7 million in Wyoming. The difference between the total net payments and the
Crop insurance helps supports local economies
regional economic impact reflects savings by farmers and economic impact outside the four-state region, which was beyond the scope of the study. ·The economists estimate the number of off-farm jobs saved by farmers’ investment in crop insurance total 20,900 across the territory, including 9,650 in Iowa, 7,450 in Nebraska, 3,750 in South Dakota and 50 in Wyoming. “What’s interesting is the number of jobs that would have been lost without crop insurance,” Stark notes. “Indemnity payments replace some of the income lost to the drought, so money continues to flow throughout local economies as producers use the payments to support their households and businesses. And metropolitan areas benefit as well as rural communities. For example, net crop insurance indemnity payments saved an estimated 114 jobs in Omaha and Lincoln, and 129 in Des Moines, according to this study.” The ability to partially manage external risk with insurance is essential to managing family farms and farms in general and to make the types of major investment required in modern, efficient agriculture operations, the study’s authors reported. “On a more practical level, crop insurance is critical for agricultural producers and their communities during years when drought or other natural phenomena damage or destroy crops,” Lubben and Thompson wrote. “The income from crop insurance payments can play a key role in stabilizing local economies both in the year of the drought and in subsequent years. In agricultural states such as Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming, crop insurance can also play a key role in stabilizing the statewide economies.” According to Stark, “Most farmers purchase crop insurance every year, understanding they may have losses resulting in claims only a few times in their careers. Crop insurance has become a fundamental risk management tool for most operators. “Critics of federal crop insurance seldom consider the substantial economic impact of indemnity payments beyond the farm gate,” Stark noted. “Farmers do indeed rely on crop insurance as a key risk management tool, but crop insurance also creates economic stability for communities and families near and far,” he said. Despite the 2012 drought’s severity, there has been no clamor for an ad hoc disaster program, Stark noted. “Crop insurance is doing the job for which it is intended,” he said. Metro Areas Feel the Effect, Too
These changes will more effectively change the behavior of non-violent offenders. This could have been a controversial bill, but it won broad bipartisan support. We authorized an extension of the Mickelson Trail to Mount Rushmore, and founded Good Earth State Park at Blood Run, South Dakota’s first new state park in forty years. We enacted several bills for our veterans and military personnel, including a bill I proposed to welcome military spouses to South Dakota by expediting their professional licensure processes. We created the first scholarship program based on students’ financial needs. We passed legislation to make it easier for South Dakotans to become organ donors. Finally, we passed a bipartisan economic development package that will meet my number one priority of growing our economy and creating jobs in South Dakota. South Dakota’s citizen legislature is owed a debt of gratitude for their work this year, as in all years. They are ranchers, teachers, small business owners, and nurses. For two months out of the year, they leave their homes, their jobs, and their families and come to Pierre to debate ideas and share perspectives. They represent us in the truest sense. The work they do is not always glamorous, but it is important. I thank each and every legislator for their service during this session. They should take pride in a job well done. Planning a Grazing Strategy; April 24: Using a Drought Calculator to Assist Stocking Decisions; and May 29: Economic Factors to Weigh in Making Decisions during Drought. For more information please visit www.igrow.org, contact the nearest SDSU Extension Regional Center, or call Kalyn Waters, SDSU Cow/Calf Field Specialist at 605-842-1267 or Pete Bauman, SDSU Range Field Specialist at 605-882-5140.
the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The series was developed with support from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA). Scheduled dates and topics for the series include: March 27: The New Cumulative Forage Reduction (CFR) Index: Assessing Drought Impacts and
Wipf introduces students to the art of marbling during residency
was learning that the milk we drink also has carrageenan in it; it makes the chocolate milk so smooth.” Students learned to make many different patterns including stone, snail, peacock and zig-zag. With fine points students learned to move the paint to form flowers or various animals. The seniors watched Wipf try to make a dragon. Becky Bryan said, “The dragon was cool, but it was a weird process in how she made it.” Madison Mathews said, “My favorite part was seeing the differences in all the different ways the colors go on the paper.” Marbling paper had different
The Jones County High School National Honor Society will be hosting their annual blood drive on Wednesday, March 20 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Jones County Ambulance building on Main Street. “Each year in the spring, the NHS hosts a community blood drive as part of the "Service" aspect of NHS. The kids call eligible donors to set up appointments as well as supply the juice and snacks for donors after they
Local NHS to host blood drive March 20
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donate,” said NHS advisor Katie Venard. Venard said, “We still have plenty of times open any time after 3:30 for those who are interested in donating.” Interested donors may call the high school at 669-2258 to make an appointment to donate or sign up online at bloodhero.com. The United Blood Services reminds donors to bring a photo ID and wear a top with loose fitting sleeves that can be rolled up above the elbow.
South Dakota Voices for Children seeks candidates from across the state for its Youth Advisory Council. These teen volunteers represent the diversity of the South Dakota — urban, rural and reservation communities and public, private and home schooled. Youth advisory council members, who must be entering the 9th, 10th or 11th grade in fall 2013, generally serve through their senior year.
Final products… from the
by Emiley Nies Taking a break from the usual hum-drum of February, students spent the week of February 25March 1 with artist Mary Wipf under the sponsorship of SD Arts Council, the Book and Thimble Club and the school. During the week, the students learned how to marble paper. Paige Venard said, “Marbling isn’t done how I thought, it takes patience and technique.” The water trays had carrageenin in it so that the colors would float on top of the water. Oxcow (made from the gallbladder of a cow) in the paint helped the paint float, made the paint brighter and helped it stick to the paper. Skylar Green said, “My least favorite part various classes during artist week.
utensils to make the different designs including a double rake, rake and standard comb. The standard comb made a nonpareil pattern. The rake made wide patterns while the double rake made the snail and peacock patterns. Students shook the paint onto the water using straw-like short brooms, then used the rakes or tools to move the paints into the various positions and designs. The students agreed that they enjoyed the week of being out of regular class to learn something new that they had never done before. As Travis Grablander said, “I can’t wait for next year’s artist to come.”
Council members offer insight about young people’s viewpoints, assist in developing Voices’ policy agenda, and advocate on behalf of children. In addition, they participate in activities to promote positive policy change. Members of the Youth Advisory Council attend a two-day June retreat in Pierre and come together for three additional quarterly meetings. Travel stipends are provided by South Dakota Voices for Children. Application forms are available at www.sdvoicesforchildren.org, by emailing office@sdvoicesforchildren.org or by calling South Dakota Voices for Children at 605 3679667. Questions may be directed to Betsy Rice, communications director, at that number. Applications must be postmarked or delivered by March 22 to the office of South Dakota Voices for Children, 808 N. West Avenue, Box 2196, Sioux Falls, SD 57101-2196. Typewritten applications may be faxed to 605 3353836. The mission of South Dakota Voices for Children is to improve the lives of children through policy and program advocacy.
The annual District 2 Spring Meeting of the South Dakota American Legion will be held Sunday, March 24, 2013 in Hermosa for Legionnaires from Bennett, Haakon, Jackson, Jones, Mellette, Todd, Custer, Fall River, Pennington and Shannon counties. The Legion business session will begin at 1:00 p.m. at the Hermosa American Legion Post Home. A social and lunch will be held from 12-1. There will be an Executive meeting will be at 11:00 a.m. Participants will elect County Commanders and Vice Commanders in the District for one-year terms during the business meeting.
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The session will also feature Post reports regarding the past year’s unusual activities, Post Americanism reports, a membership turn-in, recognition of the District 2 Legionnaire of the Year and an address by State American Legion Commander Byron Callies of Watertown. District 2 Commander Dennis Edwards of Rapid City will conduct the Legion business session and the Hermosa Post #303 Commander Robert King will be in charge of local arrangements. The District 2 Auxiliary will hold its meeting at 1:00 p.m. the same day at a location to be determined.
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Apply the color… Senior Wyatt Walker shakes color onto the
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“Kind words are like honey --sweet to the taste and good for your health.” Proverbs 16:24 GNT Many people do not like listening to their voice on tape... or being recorded for when they hear it they wonder is that really me. Do I really sound like that. That's how it was for a student in college who had to give a speech before her class, she was just not happy with herself at how she sounded...she sounded like someone who was carrying a
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say will do good to those who hear you.” Ephesians 4:29 GNT Kind, helpful, affirming words strengthen our relationships with others and are good for our mental health too. More important, kind words reflect our LORD and His Love for all of us. We pray: Lord, forgive me when my speech is irritable and graceless. Fill my mouth with sincere and loving words that convey love and patience. Alert me to ways that my words can help and heal. In Jesus' name. Amen.
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Catholic Church of St. Martin 502 E. Second St., Murdo, S.D. • Father Gary Oreshoski Saturday Mass: 6 p.m. St. Anthony’s Catholic Church Draper, S.D. • Father Gary Oreshoski Sunday Mass: 8:30 a.m. Draper United Methodist Church Pastor Rick Hazen Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.
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No Time For God? by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam
Those who have no time for God should consider what their circumstances would be if He had no time for them; no time to paint the sunsets, no time to send the warm sun’s rays or the refreshing showers, no time to make the crops and flowers grow. We doubt that any thinking person would actually want nothing to do with God. Cain despised God’s authority and finally murdered his brother, but when he was driven from the presence of God he said: “My punishment is greater than I can bear” (Gen. 4:13). One of the saddest sentences in the gospel records is our Lord’s prediction that He would have to say to some: “I never knew you; depart from Me, ye that work iniquity” (Matt. 7:23). Just what it will mean to be “cast into the lake of fire” (Rev. 20:15), we pray God none of our readers will ever find out, but the Scriptures do clearly indicate that those involved will be cast forever out of the presence of God. Thank God, it is not He who desires this. He paid for our sins at Calvary to reconcile us to Himself (Eph. 2:16). St. Paul declares that God has called believers “unto the fellowship of His Son” (1 Cor. 1:9) and that at His coming for them they shall “ever be with the Lord,” adding: “wherefore, comfort one another with these words” (1 Thes. 4:17,18). “Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us; we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God” (II Cor. 5:20). God has demonstrated His love for us in Christ. Why not respond by gratefully trusting Christ as your Savior?
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.
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With a love for science, a career in radiology sends Becky Bryan to Mt. Marty
By Nicki Kell How well do you know Becky? Rebecca Lane Bryan, daughter of Heath and LeRonda Bryan, has one “awesome” sister Dacey. Becky is a busy girl who has participated in football cheerleading, basketball cheerleading, varsity volleyball, varsity basketball, track and softball. Gifted with musical talent, Becky has been in choir, jazz choir, an All State Chorus alternate, concert band, pep band, honors band and independent piano. She is also a member of National Honor Society, Senior Methodist Youth Group, Community Bible Church Youth Group and Pep Club. The Harry Potter series rates as Becky’s favorite movies, along with actress Angelina Jolie and actor Brad Pitt. Christmas is her favorite holiday because she loves seeing her family. What does Becky like to do for fun? Playing the guitar and piano, reading, swimming and hanging out with friends are some of her favorite things to do. “Whiskey Lullaby, Titanium” and “Merry-GoRound” are her favorite songs. If she could meet any famous person, Becky would want to meet Channing Tatum because, “What teenage girl wouldn’t?” Becky looks up to her sister Dacey; “Anybody who can go through what she did while being happy most of the time should be praised, in my opinion.” Choosing whether money, power or fame is least important, she said, “Money. I wasn’t raised in a family with much, so why worry about having a lot now?” When people don’t treat each other with respect really upsets Becky. One of her biggest fears is snakes because Kyle Manke put one in her desk in third grade. Given three wishes, she would wish for everyone to be healthy, more stuff to do in Murdo and the United States to get out of debt and become more independent of China and foreign states. Being popular isn’t important to Becky because, “accomplishing something will get me further in life than popularity and I’m already organized well enough.” She says her only regret was “not going to state in basketball this season and last season.” With a love for swimming, if Becky could be anything, she would want to be a fish. What things in life does Becky value most you might wonder? Becky values her family, friends and boyfriend. The biggest lesson she has learned came from Bev Ball and Mike Hunt: “If you make a mistake, move on and learn from it.” Considering her greatest achievement up to this point, Becky said, “My greatest achievement is getting into the Mitchell Technical Institute’s interview part for the radiologist tech program because they accept only 31 students out of hundreds that applied and being accepted at Mount Marty with an academic scholarship of $9,000 per semester.” “Work to your potential because in the end it pays off,” Becky advises
March 14, 2013 Issue 12 Jones County High School Murdo, SD 57559
Coyote Call teaches journalism principles, provides school information, serves as a public relations vehicle and provides a forum for opinions submitted in signed letters.
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Staff: Becky Bryan, Janna Glaze, Nicki Kell, Ryan Kirscher, Emiley Nies, Paige Venard, Gus Volmer. Adviser: Margie Peters
By Becky Bryan After interviewing several high school and junior high students at Jones County High School, Betty Hoar has discovered the most popular authors are Sarah Dessen, Scott Westerfeld and Rick Riordan. She also revealed the most read books are book series, because the students get a thrill looking forward to the next book in the series. In reverse order, the ninth most popular series is Darkness Rising by Kelley Armstron followed by The Maze Runner series by James Dashner. Senior Wyatt Walker said, “The Maze Runner book was a very suspenseful book and it always kept me guessing. It ended in a way that I never would’ve thought it would, and it kept me entertained the whole time I read it.” Favored by both guys and girls is The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, but Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kenney was generally preferred by boys. The fifth popular series is Cirque du Freak by Darren Shan; fourth, Divergent series by Veronica Roth; and third, Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard. A lot of students found it depressing to have to wait for the next book of the Pretty Little Liars series to come out until next year. The second most popular series is Lying Games by Sara Shepard. Without a doubt, the most popular series is Hush, Hush series by Becca Fitzpatrick. The most popular nonfiction book is Was God on Vacation by Jack Van deer Geist, but Into the Fire by Dakota Meyers is runner up for second. Senior Philip Mathews said, “It is about a marine sniper’s accounts of one of the bloodiest battles of the Afghanistan war. Dakota Meyer grew up in a small town in Kentucky and became a military man and an advisor for Afghanistan troops in the war. He served in a mountain fort along the border of Pakistan patrolling for insurgents with his team of five advisors, including himself, and their Afghanistan troops. Shortly before his term was up, his team was ambushed in a valley town called Cangigal. He was ordered to
Librarian conducts survey Woodworkers create beautiful Second through sixth grade jump to raise money for heart wood pieces for class to discover most popular reading material
stay behind but he promised to be there for them if things went ‘south.’ Things did go south, and he tried fighting through the insurgent ambush for fifteen hours. When he got to his team, they were all dead. He was awarded for his bravery with the Medal of Honor, but he sees it as an award for his failure. Overall, I thought it was an intriguing book that revealed flaws in the military. It also showed one man’s integrity to fend for his friends in combat.” The best moment for any librarian is seeing students so intrigued by a book that they become unaware of the world around them.
the underclassmen. After she has graduated, Becky will miss her friends and knowing that if she has a question in any class, the teachers are patient and will answer it. Making friends and hanging out are her favorite memories of high school. The best thing about being a senior, according to Becky, is “having people look up to you and knowing you’re almost done.” Becky’s plans after high school include attending Mt. Marty College in the radiology department program where she also might play basketball and participate in band and chorus. In 10 years she imagines herself graduated from Mt. Marty with a job in the radiology department, having a husband and kids, and living in a big, comfy home.
Final touches… Jessie Harrison's hope chest gets a final
sanding before she applies the finish.
by Nicki Kell Shop students have been busy from building saw horses, to a hope chest, to dog houses. Around the shop, Kyle Manke and Melissa Montoya have taken on the challenge of building dog houses, with Manke’s being large enough to double as a child’s playhouse. Wyatt Hespe chose an end table project, Cody Manke is constructing saw horses and Jessie Harrison has put together an oak hope chest. Students supply their own wood and accessories to complete the projects. Montoya chose to build a dog house because, “It looked like it was easy. All I need to do is put five wood squares together and I have a dog house.” Kyle, on the other hand, chose to build a dog house because, “my dad asked me to build one for him.” Desiring a place to store precious valuables, Jessie Harrison decided to build a hope chest which is oak now, but which teacher Gittings thinks would be great to line with cedar. The most challenging part about building it was the sanding and staining. Jessie said, “The dust smells and your clothes get dirty.” All of these projects have been creating excitement around the shop and students are eager to see their finished work
Those responsible… Lana Feddersen, Angie Kinsley, Tammy Van Dam, Jill Venard and Bev Ball were among the originators of the Jump for Heart in Jones County's schools.
By Ryan Kirscher On Friday morning, March 1, grades second through sixth participated in Jump Rope for Heart. The program was created by Bev Ball, Tammy Van Dam, Lana Feddersen, Angie Kinsley, Jill Venard and Elaine Myers back in 1997. Some additional people including Stacey Booth helped count how much each person in each class raised. They created the program to raise money for the American Heart Association. There were many types of jump roping in the program such as the Double Dutch, long ropes, side straddle, side swing cross, heel-toe, toe touch, criss cross, can-can, skier, twist, straddle, cross and 360. The 20 teams had four-five people jumping. At least one person in each group had to be jumping at all times. The program featured prizes, jumping music from DJ Clayton Evans and food and drinks. The PTO also sponsored some prizes. Each team had to wear their team’s color. The total amount raised at the event was $3,709.05 with the following totals: second grade- $721; third grade$1211.10; fourth grade- $267; fifth grade $542.75 and sixth grade- $967. Top fundraisers include the following in each class: Tyra Hatheway-- second grade with $127, while Kelby Saunders -- third grade with $256, Ty Fuoss -- fourth grade with $75, Leroy Gross-- fifth grade with $130.50 and Sloan Benedict -- sixth grade with $281. Bev Ball and her crew have been holding the event every two years since 1997 in the auditorium. It is a fun event that gets everyone involved and raises funds for a great cause.
Dr. Seuss's Birthday brings wild week to elementary classes
By Janna Glaze The K-6 students celebrated Read Across America/ Dr. Seuss’ Birthday February 25- March 1. Monday brought “Thing One and Thing Two” Day and students found a friend and dressed up as twins. Tuesday everyone wore pajamas and brought their favorite stuffed animals for “I Am Not Going To Get Up Today & Wet Pet Dry Pet Your Pet My Pet” Day. On “Wacky Wednesday” Day students wore wacky clothes and had wacky hairdos. Crazy head bands and Jones County clothes were sported on Thursday’s “Daisy Head Mayzie” Day to support the Coyotes in Districts. Friday ended the week with Jump Rope for Heart day and “Fox in Sox” and “Cat in the Hat” Day. The students wore silly socks, crazy hats and Jones County Coyote clothes to support the boys in the District Championship. The students had a “read with a buddy” party in the mini gym at 9:15 where they shared their Dr. Seuss books with each other. After reading, they all participated in the Jump Rope for Heart event.
Dr. Seuss lover… kindergartner Lyle Boni, enjoys a book while wearing his pajamas on Tuesday.
Director Comp pleased with results of Region VII Contest, even with scoring changes
solos earning 25 points, and groups and ensembles earning 35 points. Jones County High was wellrepresented with 30 performances of vocal and band selections. “I thought overall the day was very successful for our students; each one of them did an outstanding job and I am very proud,” said Director Comp Band solo performances, out of 30 points: 22: Alexis Hullinger 26: Kalli Hespe 29: Travis Grablander, Nicki Kell 27: Tana Volmer 28: Tristan Grablander 24: Josh Daum 21: Becky Bryan Percussion out of 25 22: Becky Bryan 24: Becky Bryan 24: Becky Bryan Band Ensembles out of 35 31: Cody Hight and Tristan Grablander Vocal Solos out of 30 25: Logan Baker 25: Tristan Grablander 26: Josh Daum 25: Makayla Fuchs 28: Becky Bryan 27: Janna Fischer 28: Jessie Harrison 23: Alexis Hullinger 26: Melyssa Manecke
What happened?… Teachers Teri Kinsley and Bev Ball take Wacky Hair Day to heart and create eye-stopping dos.
Everybody jump… Even school nurse Lea Glaze and custodian Tony Benda got in on the action to raise funds for heart disease research.
Kindergartners off on an adventure to the Post Office
Full voices… Janna Fischer, Carole Benda, Nicki Kell, and
Nine schools from the region congregated at Jones County High School for the Region VII Music Contest on Wednesday, February 27. Wall, Philip, Kadoka, Jones County, Bennett County, Todd County, Lyman, Stanley County and White River participated in the contests. Small groups, large groups, band and vocal quartets, band and vocal duets, vocal and band solos were some of the activities that students participated in throughout the day. Judges from all over the state came to critique and teach students how to improve their performances. Kalli Hespe take part in the ensemble contest. Rose Comp, the Vocal and Band director for Jones County, was in charge of organizing and setting up the contest. She put in many long hours working to organize the rooms, finding enough pianos, organizing the schedule so that the others schools got schedules and times for their students’ performances. She found six judges for the day and made new scoring sheets for the judges since the state changed the rating scale from getting a I, II, III with I being the highest to a numerical system with band solos earning up to 30 points, percussion
Vocal Ensembles out of 35 points 31: Becky Bryan and Nicki Kell 32: Josh Daum, Tristan Grablander and Travis Grablander 28: Kalli Hespe, Janna Fischer, Nicki Kell and Carole Benda 34: Tana Volmer, Alexis Hullinger, Calli Glaze, Madison Mathews, Melyssa Manecke, Carol Drayer and Nicki Kell 23: Dana Trethaway and Norah Herman 33: Madison Mathews and Carol Drayer 33: Vocal Students Girls Large Group 31: Mixed Choir Large Group
By Becky Bryan The kindergartners ventured out to the post office to mail their parents’ Valentine cards on the 12th. They wrote the letter, bought the stamps, went to the back to learn how to cancel the stamps and put the letters in their parent’s mail box. When they were putting the let-
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ters into the mail boxes, Jace Nix’s mom, Lori Nix, took her mail out of her box, intriguing the kindergartners. The kindergartners split into two groups and some of them put letters into the mail slot and the other half saw the mail drop down the chute. Their favorite part of going to the post office was pretending to be the mail by riding in the mail carts and getting locked in the door where the mail gets picked up. Even though being the mail was popular, Keyan Venard disagreed, “I liked getting my picture taken by Karlee.” To top the great visit off, the kindergartners received a treat of Conversation Jelly Beans from Jo Manke, the mail lady.
forms on her flute.
Hoping for a high score… Tana Volmer pre-
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Melyssa Manecke 9th
Zach Boyle 7th
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failed in the House, was reconsidered, and failed again. The Building South Dakota Fund passed both Chambers by a large majority. SB 235 received three hearings to allow for public input. Ag groups, schools, and chambers were present. No opposition was expressed on the final version. This Fund will provide incentives for projects that create new jobs and promote economic activity. The legislature appropriated $7 million into the fund as start-up money. In the future money from the contractor’s excise tax will be dedicated to the fund. Additionally dollars from the state’s unclaimed property fund will be used. Unclaimed property is money and other items left behind at banks and other businesses and institutions. State government can take possession of unclaimed property after three years for public use. The bill requires local approval by municipalities – decisions that are referable by a vote of the people. If municipalities are willing to dedicate a portion of their 2 percent sales tax for economic development incentives, it will allow the state to match the funding for approved projects. The final business of the session was to approve the $4.1 billion State Budget. South Dakota’s budget is particularly dependent on state sales tax, which provides about 60 percent of general state revenue. The budget dollars include: 46 percent for education; 39 percent for taking care of people; 10 percent for protecting people; 5 percent for running state government; and $1.7 million was left unbudgeted. The budget passed the Senate 31-4 and the House 48-17. I voted “Aye.”
Senator Larry Lucas
Greetings! Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your legislator and the interest and support you have shared. The 2013 session is completed for now. Of the 492 bills introduced this session, 221 were passed. We will return on March 25 to consider any legislation the governor might veto. I encourage you to stay in touch. 730-1990 A bill to permit smoking of hookah or shisha tobacco in some licensed establishments brought numerous calls in opposition. The driving force for this opposition was the concern of this being a step in the direction of again allowing smoking in these same establishments. SB 114 failed in the House 33-36, so this ends the conversation. I voted “No.” A Joint Resolution that came from the Senate sought to require a two-thirds vote of the people for any ballot measure that would increase taxes. Presently it requires a simple majority. The proponents were seeking consistency between legislative and initiative voting. This resolution
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2013 NAP SALES CLOSING DATE IS MARCH 15 The last day to purchase NAP insurance for 2013 is March 15th. Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) provides financial assistance to producers of non-insurable crops when low yields, loss of inventory, or prevented planting occurs due to natural disasters. To be eligible for NAP assistance, crops must be non-insurable crops and agricultural commodities for which the catastrophic risk protection level of crop insurance is not available. 2013 FARM PROGRAM SIGNUP AND APPENDIX DCP and ACRE signup for the 2013 crop year started on February 19, 2013. The DCP sign-up period will end on August 2, 2013 and 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 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). Stop by or call the office for an appointment. Advanced payments are not authorized. The DCP/ACRE Appendix does have the following language that everyone needs to be aware of: Payments are subject to the availability of funds, compliance with all applicable laws and statutory changes and to limits on payments as may be provided for in the program regulations. It is specifically
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understood that any payments under this Appendix and the programs to which it applies are subject to statutory and regulatory changes including those that occur after the signing of the contract. Payments under the DCP and ACRE programs may be reduced by a certain percentage due to a sequester order required by Congress and issued pursuant to the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. Should a payment reduction be required, FSA will provide notice about the required percent of payment reduction that applies to direct, countercyclical and ACRE payments. USDA ANNOUNCES 45TH GENERAL SIGN-UP FOR THE CONSERVATION RESERVE PROGRAM The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will conduct a four-week general sign-up for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), beginning May 20 and ending on June 14. DATES TO REMEMBER/ DEADLINES: March 15: 2013 NAP Sales closing date May 20-June 14: CRP General sign-Up 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
The biggest issue for the state legislature is always the General Appropriations Bill that funds all of state government. Due to a larger than normal number of special requests and the funding for large project development, the Appropriations Bill, House Bill 1185, was not debated by the House and Senate until late on Friday, March 8. After all of the special funding issues were decided, we had a little over 8 million of revenue in the positive. To me the best choices for spending this would be education, nursing home, and community support providers. The other options would be to roll the revenue into the budget reserve, lower property tax levies, or give the sales tax payers a tax holiday. Senate Bill 235 became the large project proposal to attract large projects and businesses to South Dakota. Companies and businesses will be offered a sales tax refund to build in South Dakota. Incentive money to cover the tax refunds will come from a portion of the Unclaimed Property Fund and the Contractor's Excise Tax paid from the construction of the projects. Businesses not planning to come to South Dakota will be targeted. The targeted businesses will need to offer good wages and assist in education for individuals with limited English language. A housing assistance program will be established to help employees and communities with affordable housing. We appropriated 7 million dollars into the Building South Dakota Fund for startup costs. The startup money will be used to address
affordable housing, infrastructure/transportation, workforce education, and local planning assistance. Senate Bill 106, to prohibit teen drivers with an instructor's or learner's permit from texting and using a cell phone, passed both Houses of the Legislature. The young drivers can only be stopped for some other driving violation such as speeding before they can be ticketed for using a cell phone. As you know, the bill to prohibit all drivers from texting while driving failed to pass. However, I expect this issue to be back next year due to public pressure. One special appropriation gave $5.8 million of one-time money for K-12 education, $200,000 for postsecondary technical institutes, and $250,000 for the private Teach for America program. In another bill, we appropriated $500,000 of special one time innovative grants for individual teachers, school districts, or educational service agencies to utilize technology in creative and innovative ways. We also passed an incentive program to encourage young lawyers to establish practices in smaller communities (HB 1096). Many rural communities need legal expertise not only for county, city and school governments, but also for economic development and local leadership. Aspiring lawyers that have passed the bar exam can apply to have 90 percent their college tuition and fee costs repaid if they agree to work in a rural area for up to five years. Rural counties will have to agree and to pay 35 percent of the cost. The State Bar will pay 15 percent and the State of South Dakota will make up the remainder. Tuesday of the last week of Session was Beef Day at the Capitol. Many area producers traveled to Pierre in snowy and windy conditions to give us samples of healthy beef products such as grass feed beef, beef enchiladas, and Dimock cheese. It has been a privilege to serve as your District 26 state senator. We will return to Pierre on March 25 to consider any Bills vetoed by the Governor. You can still contact me at sen.lucas@state.sd.us or call me at 208-8333.
The SD Discovery Center is now accepting registrations for the 11th annual Pierre Women In Science Conference. The conference will be held at Ramkota in Pierre on April 30. The day’s activities are free and open to all girls grades 6-12, their parents and teachers. Over a dozen science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers will be showcased in hands-on sessions led by female professionals. The careers include nursing, dentistry, fiscal analysis, geology, forensicscience, water quality, NASA space science, information technology and careers in emergency health. Kendra Gottsleben, Social Media Coordinator for the Sanford USD Center for Disabilities, is the keynote speaker. Ms. Gottsleben is an accomplished young woman who has dealt with a rare medical condition her entire life. She will be sharing her story with the attendees, hosting exhibit hall sessions on social media and internet safety. Ms. Gottsleben is the author of the book Live Laugh Lemonade A Journey of Choosing to Beat the Odds. In addition to a keynote and hands-on sessions, the conference features exhibits from universities, technical schools, associations and businesses that will showcase even more opportunities for girls. In celebration of nanotechnology week, the Pierre AAUW will host a set of Nano science experiments in the exhibit hall. At the end of the day participants will explore the SD Discovery Center. Two hundred and fifty young women from central South Dakota will participate in the conference. Any young women who would like to attend with their school or with a parent are encouraged to register soon on line at www.sd-discovery.com. Teachers may bring groups of students or register individual girls can themselves. Most area schools will not count students absent if they
Women in science conference planned for Pierre, SD in April
attend the conference as long as they get advance permission from an administrator. “This conference is for girls who love science and girls who hate science!” says SD Discovery Center Executive Director, Kristie Maher. “Those girls that say that they ‘hate science’ have mostly not been involved in many hands-on opportunities. When they get involved in the activities and talk to the professionals, they usually find something they enjoy. That’s what we want. We want to spark their interest.” Because there are girls that wouldn’t jump on this opportunity on their own, parents and teachers are encouraged to bring them to the conference. “Some of us need a little nudge or a great big push to try new things. We hope parents and teachers will provide these pushes.” The SD Women In Science Conference is free to all participants thanks in part to support from the South Dakota Space GrantConsortium, Delta Dental, NASA Summers of Innovation. of South Dakota Department Education Office of Career and Te c h n i c a l E d u c a t i o n , S o u t h Dakota Council on Developmental Disabilities, Knights of Columbus Native American ExchangePierre Program, Pierre-Fort University Association for Women (AAUW) and Pierre-Fort Pierre Zonta. According to Diana Melvin, conference organizer, research shows that significant numbers of women and underrepresented minorities are missing from the U.S. STEM workforce today because they were not identified, encouraged or nurtured to pursue STEM studies early on. “We plan that this conference will excite the young women attending and encourage them to consider STEM careers.” Melvin can be contacted at Melvin.diana53@gmail.com or at the SD Discovery Center 605224-8295.
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A patient recently inquired about artificial sweeteners and whether or not they were “safe.” It was an individual, very substantially overweight, diabetic and drinking 6 sugar-sweetened Coca Colas per day. He said that he had heard that the artificial sweeteners in Diet Coca Cola caused cancer and so he didn’t use them. His diabetic condition was totally out of control with a glycosylated hemoglobin (A1C) of 11.6 percent. A value that high boarders on a medical emergency. In a person this misinformed, it is hard to know where to start. I asked where he had obtained his information and he mentioned the internet. So right there in the office, we accessed the internet and I was stunned by the number of negative information entries there were regarding artificial sweeteners. There were virtually hundreds of entries under various headings one might use to inquire about artificial sweeteners. Artificial sweetening as a concept was MEDICAL COMPLICATIONS OF ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS condemned as actually contributing to weight gain. I pointed out to this gentleman that the individual testimonial from an individual who had abdominal pain after using Diet Coke hardly qualified as scientific information regarding the occurrence of cancer or any other complication of artificial sweeteners. I then asked him if he was aware of any studies involving large groups of people who had used artificial sweeteners over an extended period of time and reported the side effects and complications that might have occurred. He said that he wasn’t aware of any such study. So I accessed a site called “Pub Med.” This is a government supported data base that publishes information from scientific journals and we entered artificial sweetener’s complications. There were a number of articles detailing effects that the artificial sweeteners as a group might have but there was not even one that suggested artificial sweeteners available in the United States causes cancer. Before a drug company can get a new product on the market, it
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Extension News
• Bob Fanning (605) 842-1267 •
over nutrition. The person is simply taking in more calories a day than they burn. They have no place to store the excess calories except into more fat which makes a person insulin-resistant and diabetic. I then pointed out that one of the leading causes of our obesity epidemic in the United States is sugar sweetened beverages, especially high fructose corn syrup sweetened beverages. I pointed out to him that he could go on drinking six Coca Colas a day and take a chance on the development of the diabetic complications. A much better alternative was to use artificially sweetened Coca Cola or any other beverage, cut his calories and thereby deal with his diabetic problem. It is my opinion that artificial sweeteners may cause symptoms in certain individuals but as a group, artificial sweeteners do not cause a person to gain weight. They do not cause cancer. To this time, there is no demonstrated negative class effect of the artificial sweeteners on a person’s health. They are definitely a way to decrease daily calorie excess. There is increasing interest, and concern, about the winter wheat crop in much of South Dakota. As addressed in this column two weeks ago, it will be difficult to accurately assess your winter wheat stand until the plants break dormancy, or in many cases, until the seeds germinate and emerge. Based on historical soil temperatures, that will likely occur in mid to late-March. The statement, “until the seeds germinate and emerge”, is of course due to much of it being planted into dry soil, some of which is still dry. Based on soil temperatures at several of the automatic weather stations this winter and limited field inspections, it appears that much of the winter wheat that germinated last fall may have escaped winterkill, at least in south-central South Dakota. Two major concerns seem to remain. Many areas in South Dakota are seriously lacking topsoil and/or subsoil moisture. Seeds that germinated last fall, and those getting just enough moisture to germinate this spring, could grow for a short time once soil temperatures raise to 39 degrees F or higher, and then dry out if additional precipitation is not received within a short time after. There are also fields that lack topsoil as well as subsoil moisture, and winter wheat planted into dry soil also has the risk of not completing the vernalization process. Neither seedling growth nor tillering is required for vernalization to occur. This process can begin in seeds as soon as they absorb water and swell, and be complete if a period of about 3 weeks passes when the soil temperature at the seed/seedling level remains below about 48 degrees Fahrenheit (F). The exact length of time and temperature varies by variety, and is correlated closely to winterhardiStatus of the Winter Wheat Crop ness and relative maturity. The more winterhardy and later maturing a variety is, the longer the time required and the lower the soil temperature the seed/seedling must be exposed to. The vernalization process must be completed for winter cereals to joint and produce a seedhead. As the month of March progresses and we move into April, the likelihood of a three week period with soil temperatures consistently below 48 degrees F diminishes. Historically, soil temperatures have varied from one year to another on any given date at each weather station during this time period. That makes it difficult to predict how late in the spring a winter wheat seed could absorb moisture, germinate and complete vernalization. If these dry fields do not receive enough moisture by late-March to begin the germination process, the rare occasion of winter wheat planted in the fall and not vernalizing may occur in 2013. Significant precipitation in the near future would relieve a host of potential problems. Again, before destroying a winter wheat field, contact your crop insurance agent. They can explain your options and the requirements to maintain insurance coverage. Also, avoid inter-seeding spring wheat into winter wheat as this would result in mixed wheat at harvest and result in marketing problems and almost certain price reduction. 3/19/2013 - Next Generation of Livestock Production, 6:30 pm, Presho Livestock Auction 3/20/2013 - Next Generation of Livestock Production, 6:30 pm, Winner Livestock Auction 3/21/2013 - Next Generation of Livestock Production, 6:30 pm, Chamberlain Livestock Auction 3/27/2013 – Drought Management Webinar, 10:00 am CST, SD Regional Extension Centers Calendar
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Spring turkey season: USDA extends Census right around the corner deadline, reminds producers it’s not too late
by Dan Altman GFP Conservation Officer It’s hard to believe that the brunt of winter has passed and spring is almost here. With spring comes the start of our annual spring turkey seasons. Not only are these seasons enjoyable and challenging, they’re a great time to get out of the house and feed your spring fever. The spring archery turkey season opens on April 6 and runs through May 19. Licenses for this specific season are valid statewide except for portions of western Brookings County and Custer State Park. There are no application deadlines for this license because there is an unlimited amount of licenses allocated for this season. Individuals possessing an archery turkey license and participating in the season are restricted to harvesting or attempting to harvest one male wild turkey with legal archery equipment only. The spring prairie turkey season opens on April 13 and runs through May 19 in all counties west of the Missouri River. Licenses for this season are broken down and allocated to specific county units. The first two application deadlines for this season came and passed, but licenses will likely be available for the third drawing held on March 20. Both residents and non-residents may apply for the third drawing. Applicants may have one license from the first or second drawing, up to five licenses in the third drawing, and an unlimited number of licenses after the third drawing. For 2013 the following spring prairie turkey licenses were allocated for the surrounding counties: -Lyman County – 270 licenses (valid for two any wild turkey) -Jones County – 108 licenses (valid for one male wild turkey) -Mellette County – 594 licenses (valid for two any wild turkey) Individuals possessing a spring prairie turkey license are restricted to hunting in their respective unit. These hunters may, however, use legal archery equipment to harvest turkey within the unit under their prairie spring turkey license. Harvested turkeys must be legally tagged prior to being loaded in or on a vehicle and shall include the attached leg and foot bearing the tag issued with the license. Any turkey without spurs harvested under a male turkey license shall also have the visible beard naturally attached to the carcass. Hunters transporting breasted out turkeys are in violation and will be dealt with accordingly. With spring turkey season right around the corner, I look forward to getting out in the field myself to work and play. If you have questions regarding spring turkey hunting, feel free to contact me at 895-2138. Have a safe and enjoyable spring. Farmers and ranchers across the country are heeding the call to have their voices heard and their farms represented in the 2012 Census of Agriculture. With 1.4 million Census forms returned, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is thanking everyone for speaking up for their communities, their industry and their future by sending in their Census form. For those who missed the deadline, USDA reminds producers that their farm is important and needs to be counted. As a result, Census forms are still being accepted. “Information from the Census of Agriculture helps USDA monitor trends and better understand the needs in agriculture,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “Providing industry stakeholders, community leaders, lawmakers and individual farm operators with the most comprehensive and accurate U.S. agricultural reports, we all help ensure the tools are available to make informed, sound decisions to protect the future of American agriculture.” Conducted every five years by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), the Census provides detailed data covering nearly every facet of U.S. agriculture. It looks at land use and ownership, production practices, expenditures and other factors that affect the way farmers and
must be tested in thousands of individuals and have a demonstrated safety profile. It takes many years to establish drug safety for long-term use. But as a general rule, medications products that are going to cause a side effect will generally do so within five to ten years after they are on the market. To this time, all of the major artificial sweeteners available in the United States have more than a ten year history and none have a demonstrated suggestion that any of them cause cancer. I then asked him if given the choice, would he rather have no feet, no eyes, and an artificial kidney or would he rather take a chance on getting a cancer that has never been demonstrated to this time. In fact, diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in the United States. It is also the leading cause of individuals to be on chronic hemodialysis for kidney failure. It is the leading cause of amputations of the feet. It contributes substantially to the development of heart attacks and strokes although exact numbers are not reliable. I pointed out that diabetes was basically a disease of
ranchers do business. The deadline for submitting Census forms was February 4, and many farmers and ranchers have responded. However, those who did not respond by the original due date will receive another copy of the form in the mail to give them another opportunity. “Accurate and comprehensive information from all farmers and ranchers is important so that the Census can provide a true picture of U.S. agriculture today and help everyone plan appropriately for future,” said Vilsack. “This level of information is only gathered and released once every five years, so we need the participation of every producer to ensure the agricultural industry and rural America receive the representation that will provide them with the most benefit and value.” Farmers and ranchers can return their forms by mail or online by visiting a secure website, www.agcensus.usda.gov. Federal law requires all agricultural producers to participate in the Census and requires NASS to keep all individual information confidential. For more information about the Census, including helpful tips on completing your Census form, visit www.agcensus.usda.gov or call 1888-4AG-STAT (1-888-424-7828). The Census of Agriculture is your voice, your future, your responsibility.
Stockgrowers seek applicants for summer internship
The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association is currently accepting applications for a ten-week, paid, summer internship. This internship opportunity is available to any high-school graduate pursuing a university or technical degree. Applicants should be passionate about agriculture and be energetic, outgoing individuals with a desire to learn from and work with the volunteer members of the South Dakota Stockgrowers Association. Interns will work in the Rapid City office of the Stockgrowers and be supervised by the Exec-
utive Director. Interns will perform various office tasks, create events and membership programs, and be given opportunity to learn about the policy making process by actively participating in the work of the association. For more information about this visit internship opportunity, www.southdakotastockgrowers. org or contact Silvia Christen at 605-342-0429. Applicants for this ten-week, paid internship should submit a resume, cover letter and references to silvia.sdsga@midconetwork.com no later than March 30, 2013.
Lookin’ Around
• Syd Iwan •
Last Saturday was a bad day for cooking. Three of us had problems that day for no good reason except that it was obviously a poor day for cooking. Take Ruth, for example. She had recently acquired some fluted metal forms for making edible shells out of tortillas. You frequently see these shells in Mexican restaurants and may get your salad served in one. Anyway, Ruth carefully followed the instructions as to oven temperature and baking time only to come up with burnt shells. She was not pleased but tried again. This time she kept a close eye on things and got an acceptable product, but the first attempt was a no-go. Marie also encountered problems. She was trying to make a cake that starts with a mix from a box but is fancied up with the addition of coconut and other goodies. Well, Marie is an excellent cook. Ask anyone, and they will say it is so. She, however, suspected early on that things were not as they should be. She has made this dessert many times, and the batter seemed somewhat stringy and not quite right. Nevertheless, she threw the mixture into a pan and baked it, but it came out very flat. It didn’t rise like it was supposed to so, with disgust, it got itself thrown in the garbage for misbehavior. I might have just frosted it and relabeled it as bars instead of as a cake, but Marie was frustrated with the whole business and decided to give it up for the time being. She could always try again another day. I, too, did not have much luck in the kitchen. I was trying to decide what to make for the coffee time after church the next day and couldn’t make up my mind. Nothing sounded good. Wife Corinne saw me shuffling through recipes and looking perplexed so she mentioned that she’d seen some maple recipes in her “Good Old Days” magazine. She produced that magazine, and the one for maple muffins looked interesting. I decided to give it a try, especially since I happened to have some maple syrup on hand. This was not a complicated recipe, and I followed it explicitly with careful measurement of ingredients and procedure. After everything was in the mix and stirred up, I realized I had a problem. The batter was not nearly liquid enough to spoon into muffin cups. I would have had to roll it into balls or something to get it into the paper liners. Well, in the past when making muffins out of a non-calorie sweetener called Splenda, I’ve had to add extra milk since Splenda makes dough quite sticky. That had worked before so why not try it again? I had to use a lot of milk to get the batter right, but finally it was ready to bake. The streusel topping was also a frustration since what the recipe called for made way too much of it. There wasn’t room in the top of the cups for it all. No matter. Use what you need and stuff the rest in the refrigerator for possible later use or for throwing out if no good use ever presented itself. I was pleased a bit later to see that the muffins were getting nice and high in the oven and looking quite good. Maybe I’d pulled it off. Well, although those muffins were pretty and probably nutritious and all, they had almost no noticeable flavor. They were okay with lashings of butter, but by themselves they were dull. Corinne and I could discern no maple flavor whatsoever. I took them to church anyway with a certain amount of disgust, and people ate them. I didn’t actually see anyone come back for seconds, but neither did I see any in the trash can. I did almost make Fayola choke when I saw her eating one and told her that, although the muffins were nice looking, it was a pity they had no taste. She guffawed but said they weren’t all that bad, bless her heart. There are days, apparently, that just aren’t suited for certain activities. Ranchers and farmers know, for instance, that animals are nervous and hard to deal with if there is unsettled weather or a storm moving in. Fishermen know that certain weather conditions make it so fish will absolutely not bite no matter what you tempt them with. You can’t always tell ahead of time what jobs or activities are suitable for certain days, but you will find out soon enough when you try doing them. Like I said, last Saturday was a poor day for cooking. Come to think of it, Tuesday wasn’t much good for doing bookwork either. Figures wouldn’t add up that afternoon. So when you find a day simply isn’t suitable for what you hope to accomplish, you can do as some kids did on a TV show son Chance was watching the other day. One of the kids said, “Everyone in favor of doing nothing all day, say ‘Aye’.” Everyone said, “Aye,” albeit somewhat phlegmatically. Some days, I suspect, are just best for doing absolutely nothing at all and simply hoping tomorrow will be better. Hope you’re having a good day. If not, there’s always tomorrow.
Legal Notices
Notice of Equalization Meetings
The Murdo City Council will be sitting as the Board of Equalization on March 18, 2013. The meetings are scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Murdo City Council Chambers located at 107 West Second Street. Please call the City Finance Office for an appointment at 669-2272 by Friday, March 15, 2013. Krysti Barnes Finance Officer Published March 14, 2013 at the total approximate cost of $6.50. Township Clerk Published March 14, 2013, at the total approximate cost of $4.69.
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Notice of Ambulance Meeting
The Rural Ambulance District Board will hold their annual meeting on Monday, March 25, 2013, at 4 o’clock p.m. at the Draper auditorium. Published March 14 & 21, 2013, at the total approximate cost of $6.50.
Notice to Creditors
State of South Dakota County of Jones In Circuit Court Sixth Judicial Circuit Pro No. 13-1 In the Estate of Susan Rankin, Deceased. Notice to Creditors Notice is given that on February 22, 2013, Robert D. Rankin, whose address is 27924 239th St., Draper, S.D. 57531, was appointed as personal representative of the estate of Susan Rankin. Creditors of decedent must file their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this notice or their claims may be barred. Claims may be filed with the personal representative or may be filed with the clerk, and a copy of the claim mailed to the personal representative. Dated this 25th day of February, 2013. /s/ Robert D. Rankin Robert D. Rankin Personal Representative 27924 239th St. Draper, S.D. 57531 Tele. No. (605) 669-2511 CLERK OF COURTS: Judy Feddersen PO Box 448 Murdo, S.D. 57559 Tele No. (605) 669-2361 ATTORNEY: Herb C. Sundall Sundall Law Office, Prof. LLC PO Box 187 Kennebec, S.D. 57544 Tele No. 605-869-2233 Published March 7, 14 & 21, 2013, at the total approximate cost of $50.67.
Notice of Job Openings
The City of Murdo is now accepting applications for the positions for the 2013 season: 1. Baseball coach to organize and coach the summer baseball program. 2. T-ball coach to organize and coach for approx. 1 month. 3. Softball coach to organize and coach the program. 4. Full and part time lifeguards to work at the municipal swimming pool. 5. Swimming lesson instructor to instruct swimming lessons. 6. Swimming pool manager to manage the personnel and operations of the swimming pool. Applications are available at the City Finance Office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday, and must be returned by 4:00 p.m., Monday, April 1, 2013. Applications will be reviewed by the City Council at the meeting that evening with interviews to be set up, if necessary. For more information, call 669-2272. The City of Murdo reserves the right to accept or reject any or all applications. Krysti Barnes Finance Officer Publish March 14, 21 & 28, 2013 at the total approximate cost of $35.68.
Family Life Assurance, cancer & intensive care insurance, $382.30; Boston Mutual Life Insurance, life insurance, $168.64; Dakotacare, group health insurance, $15,878.17; Electronic Federal Tax Payment System, social security & withholding, $7,896.33; SD Retirement, retirement, $4,477.06; AT&T Mobility, cell phone bill, $176.71; City of Murdo, water bill, $44.12; Dakota Mill & Grain, salt, $5.35; Darrell Daum, weed board conference expenses, $396.06; Marv Ekeren, mental illness board, $15.00; Election Systems & Software, hardware and firmware agreement, $1,109.00; Farmer’s Union Oil Company, gas, propane, $1,576.18; Anita Fuoss, office rent, postage, internet, $377.62; Golden West Technologies, internet support, $55.00; Golden West Telecommunications, phone bill, $539.94; Heartland Waste, garbage removal, $50.00; Lucy Lewno, mental illness board, $195.46; Microfilm Imaging Systems, Inc., scanner rent, $155.00; Murdo Coyote, publications, $55.56; Murdo Ford, oil change, $27.95; Chris Nix, snow removal, $75.00; Noble Ink & Toner, ink cartridges, $143.98; Office Products, supplies, $575.32; Rural Health Care, subsidy, $600.00; South Central R C & D, 2013 membership, $100.00; South Dakota Association of Assessing Officers, dues, $55.00; South Dakota Association of County Commissioners, commissioner workshop registration, $100.00, Catastrophic County Poor Relief, $386.00, CLERP, $449.78; South Dakota Association of County Officials, workshop registration, $100.00; SD Department of Health, drug screen, $52.00; St. Mary’s Healthcare, mental illness, $245.08; State of South Dakota, (BIT) e-mail accounts, $120.00; Karen Swanda, mental illness hearing, $15.00; The Crossroads, weed board lodging, $224.97; Total Office Equipment Repair, typewriter cleaning and repairs, $352.00; Kerri Venard, vacuum cleaner bags & filters, $19.30; Venard, Inc., parts & labor, $153.66; Carrie Weller, Jones County’s share of February expenses, $119.26; West Central Electric, electricity, $605.23; Winner Police Department, January prisoner care, $400.00, February prisoner care and transport, $829.60; Yankton County Treasurer, sheriff fees, $25.00. ROAD & BRIDGE: AT&T, cell phone bill, $133.86; City of Murdo, water bill, $30.12; Farmer’s Union Oil Company, propane, $560.70; Golden West Telecommunications, phone bill, $33.47; Hullinger Brothers – Murdo Amoco, gas, $169.17; Kerri Venard, mail township pads, $20.44; Venard, Inc., parts, $21.99; West Central Electric, electricity, $206.72; Ronnie Lebeda, labor, $1,932.53; Chester McKenzie, labor, $1,257.57; Levi Newsam, labor, $2,055.80. CARE OF THE POOR: Cheryl Iversen, WIC Secretary, $95.00; Todd A. Love, court appointed attorney, $740.14; Rose Ann Wendell, court appointed attorney,
$555.60. 911 FUND: Centurylink, monthly charge, $84.16. EMERGENCY & DISASTER SERVICES: Angie Kinsley, Emergency Manager, $598.14, mileage, meals, $62.28. SALARY & MILEAGE: Monte Anker, $387.87, mileage, $8.88; Helen Louder, $364.20, mileage, $29.60; Steve Iwan, $387.87. FEES COLLECTED FOR THE COUNTY: Clerk of Courts, $378.60; Register of Deeds, $1,313.00; Sheriff, $55.00. Auditor’s account with the treasurer is as follows: Cash, $500.00; Checking & Savings, $597,083.65; CDs, $1,294,791.65; TOTALING: $1,892,375.30. Terri Volmer’s building permit report for February- 0. At the request of Treasurer Debra Byrd, it was moved by Iwan and seconded by Louder to set the Jones County Treasurer Overages/Shortages policy as follows: Jones County Treasurer Overages/Shortages Policy An overage/shortage fund shall be created in the Treasurer’s office with the amount of $30.00 as the beginning balance. In the event that a customer overpays by $2.00 or less the money will not be refunded but will be put into the overpayment fund, any amount over $2.00 will be refunded by check. In the event that a customer underpays by $2.00 or less the shortage shall come out of this fund, any amount over $2.00 the customer shall be contacted and shall pay the amount. All amounts shall be entered in a cash journal, along with balance sheet overages and shortages. Dated this 5th day of March, 2013. At the request of the South Dakota Department of Ag, it was moved by Anker and seconded by Louder to designate individuals who are authorized to request fire suppression assistance from the State of South Dakota/County Rangeland Fire Protection Agreement: Cody Hatheway from the Draper Fire Department and Rich Sylva from the Murdo Fire Department. For workman’s compensation insurance purposes, the following ambulance volunteers are listed as specified by the South Dakota Municipal League: Brett
Anderson, Mike Boni, Greg Boyle, Kathy Chesney, Jay Drayer (EVOC), Jon Esmay, Lea Glaze, Becca Gregoire, Heath Harter, Kari Harter, Briget Hatheway, Jerry Hatheway (EVOC), Dee Hendricks, Travis Hendricks, Brenda Mann, Beth McMillin, Jennings Newbold, Shannon Sealey, Tammy VanDam, Kayla Venard and John Weber. It was moved by Anker, seconded by Iwan to declare the following items as surplus and value them at $0.00 to be disposed of: Court- item #164-30 IBM typewriter; Sheriff- item #164-95 Brother printer; #164-125 Ricoh copy machine, #164-134 prisoner cage, #164-135 light pack, #164-141 digital EF Johnson mobile radio, #164-196 pager. Sheriff Weber met with the Board to give
a sheriff’s report and discuss state bid prices for a new sheriff vehicle. It was moved and carried to adjourn. Monte Anker, Chairman Helen Louder, Member Steve Iwan, Member ATTEST: John Brunskill, County Auditor Published March 14, 2013, at the total approximate cost of $77.65.
Legislators approve three open government task force bills
South Dakota legislators gave approval to three of eight bills that were recommended by the governor and attorney general’s task force on open government. Last year, Gov. Dennis Daugaard and Attorney General Marty Jackley appointed representatives of state and local government, law enforcement, businesses and news media to review open government laws and make recommendations for legislation for the 2013 session. Two of the three legislative proposals to win favor among legislators dealt with open records issues while a third bill amends the state’s open meetings law. House Bill 1112 clarifies that certain three-member public boards such as township boards do not need to comply with the state’s open meetings laws if they are meeting only for the purpose of carrying out previously adopted
Notice of Summer Job Opening
Golf Coach The City of Murdo is exploring the possibility of setting up a golf program to offer golfing lessons to youth in the community. They are taking applicants from any individual who would like to work with the City of Murdo to set up a program and teach lessons. Hours and wage are negotiable at this time depending on how the program is developed and commences. Anyone interested in applying for this position, please stop at the City Finance Office at 107 West Second Street, Murdo, S.D. on Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and pick up an application. Applications are due back to the City Finance Office by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 1, 2013, for review at the evening meeting with interviews to be set up as necessary. The City of Murdo reserves the right to accept or reject any or all applications. Krysti Barnes Finance Officer Publish March 14, 21 & 28, 2013 at the total approximate cost of $30.03.
Proceedings of the Jones County Commissioners
Regular Meeting March 5, 2013 The Board of Commissioners met for a regular meeting with Monte Anker, Helen Louder and Steve Iwan present. Chairman Anker called the meeting to order. Karlee Barnes, Murdo Coyote editor, joined the meeting. Minutes from the previous meeting were read, signed and approved by the Board. All motions are unanimous unless otherwise stated. CLAIMS APPROVED: Salaries of regular employees and officials, $12,631.54; Travis Hendricks, Weed Board Supervisor, $138.53; Joyce Hurst, Deputy Register of Deeds, Deputy Director of Equalization, $1,795.34; Angie Kinsley, 4-H Specialist, $598.14; Richard Sylva, Jr., Deputy Sheriff, $1,178.81; Lenae Tucker, Deputy Treasurer, $590.90; Jill Venard, 4-H office staff, $480.35; Kerri Venard, Deputy Auditor/Road Secretary, 1-week paid vacation, $2,219.20; American
Jones County Auditor Statement of Net Position December 31, 2012
Governmental Activities ASSETS: Cash and Cash Equivalents 541,265.13 Restricted Cash & Cash Equiv. Restricted Investments 1,294,791.65 Savings Certificates Investments TOTAL ASSETS 1,836,056.78 Business-Type Activities Total
541,265.13 1,294,791.65
Notice of Equalization Meeting
South Creek Township Equalization will be holding a meeting at the home of the clerk, Garold Block, on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. CDT. Garold Block,
NET POSITION: Restricted for: Restricted - Road & Bridge 1,153,222.49 Restricted - Capital Projects Restricted - Debt Service Permanently Restricted Restricted - Other Purposes 38,744.50 Unrestricted Net Position TOTAL NET POSITION 644,089.79 1,836,056.78
38,744.50 644,089.79 1,836,056.78
Published March 14, 2013, at the total approximate cost of $30.08.
Jones County Auditor Statement of Activities December 31, 2012
Program Revenue Functions/Programs Expenses Charges for Services Op Grants & Contributions Net (Expense) Revenue & Changes in Net Assets Cap Grants & Contributions Government Activities Business Type Activities Total
By Elizabeth “Sam” Grosz Legislators from both political parties worked together to produce a far-reaching economic development program for South Dakota during the 2013 S.D. Legislature. First talked about behind closed doors, then finally unveiled to the public, the so-called Building South Dakota legislation sailed through both houses in its final version this past week. SB235 was introduced in the House by Rep. David Lust, RRapid City, who called it “a very significant piece of legislation…” on how the two parties worked together and how economic development was seen. Officials were able to add $7 million of state funding for the first year, as of July 1. That will be followed in succeeding years with money from the unclaimed property revenue collected by the State Treasurer. First another $7 million, then 50 percent, or about $14 million thereafter, unless there is not enough to do so that year. More importantly, however, is what the package is designed to do. The beauty, said Lust, is in the framework. The “comprehensive approach,” he said, includes creating large project incentives based on the reinvestment of tax dollars already paid, plus the contractors excise tax receipts to fund housing projects, reinvest in the REDI fund, as well as local infrastructure and local development efforts. It will be using large projects to fund other economic development
Building South Dakota touted as best program in years
public policy and ministerial functions or are conducting an investigation related to public safety. The two open records bills passed by the legislature deal with clarifications related to public access to database records maintained by government and a deliberative process exception in the open records reform law approved in 2009. Among the open government task force bills that were defeated was a bill to clarify that certain government committees and task forces be subject to the open meetings laws and that the contents of a public meeting conducted by electronic communications such as email be subject to open meetings and open records laws. Legislators also defeated proposals to make arrest photos public and to clarify that law enforcement logs were public.
tools, said Lust. In addition, he said, it will use unclaimed property receipts to fund it. Not everyone was so enamored of the bill, although not apparently having a problem with the aim of the bill. Rep. Stace Nelson, RFulton, and Rep. Lance Russell, RHot Springs, sought to divide the bill up, rather than having it encompass the numerous topics that it does. While House Speaker Brian Gosch, R-Rapid City, said the bill is “all part of one subject—economic development,” Nelson—citing the State Constitution—said the topics were not related enough to be in one bill. However, not enough of the House members agreed with him and the bill went on to be passed, 56-13, more than the two-thirds needed for the emergency nature of the bill. More details in the bill were ironed out in a conference committee made up of members from both the House and Senate later in the week. Credit for the impetus behind the bill was given to Sen. Corey Brown, R-Gettysburg. Democratic House Leader Bernie Hunhoff, Yankton, noted that the different aspects of the program have “a lot more accountability and transparency” than previous development programs. Voters had thrown out a development plan in November that had been passed by the 2012 Legislature at the urging of Gov. Dennis Daugaard. The state has been without an enhancement program since January 1.
Primary Government Governmental Activities 375,028.39 General Government 187,085.05 Public Safety 629,485.92 Public Works 16,097.28 Health & Welfare 50.00 Culture & Recreation Conservation Nat. Resourc. 56,018.82 Urban & Economic Dev. Debt Service Capital Outlay Unalloc. 1,263,765.46 Total Business –Type Total Primary Government 1,263,765.46
45,009.58 22,502.47 30,059.83 1,018.48 996.40
3,074.06 22,884.00 444,454.65 3,253.36
-326,944.75 -141,698.58 -154,971.44 -15,078.80 -50.00 -51,769.06
-326,944.75 -141,698.58 -154,971.44 -15,078.80 -50.00 -51,769.06
99,586.76 99,586.76
473,666.07 473,666.07
-690,512.63 -690,512.63
-690,512.63 -690,512.63
General Revenues: Taxes: Property Taxes Wheel Tax 911 Surcharge State Shared Revenue Grants & Contributions Unrestricted Investment Earn Debt Issued Miscellaneous Revenue Special Items Extraordinary Items Transfers Total General Revenues & Transfers Change in Net Position Net Position – Beginning Net Position – Ending Published March 14, 2013, at the total approximate cost of $116.25.
711,704.76 6,732.74 9,167.35 49,392.59 5,807.23 36,245.29
711,704.76 6,732.74 9,167.35 49,392.59 5,807.23 36,245.29
819,049.96 128,537.33 1,707,519.45 1,836,056.78
819,049.96 128,537.33 1,707,519.45 1,836,056.78
Coyote Classifieds
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.
Deadline is Tuesdays at 10 a.m.
Call: 669-2271
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HEE-HAW SHOW 2013. South Shore School Gym. Saturday, April 6-7:30 pm, Sunday, April 72:00 pm. Reserved seats $12, Adults $10, grades 5-12 $5, grade 4 & under FREE/add $1 at door. BURKE SCHOOL DISTRICT HIRING for MS or HS, flexible assignment. Innovative, problembased teacher with multiple certification. Team-teaching opportunities available. Looking more for a teaching style, than a specific content area. Contact Superintendent Erik Person, erik.person@ k12.sd.us. EMPLOYMENT
PARTS INVENTORY MANAGER - JOHN DEERE DEALERSHIP: Parts manager sought by multi-store John Deere dealership operation. Position currently open at C&B Operations, LLC, a 22 store John Deere dealership group headquartered out of Gettysburg, SD. Applicants should possess the ability to manage parts inventory over multiple stores, lead parts sales team marketing efforts, create and achieve budgets in a growth oriented dealership. We offer progressive marketing plans, competitive pay, full benefit package, including bonus plan. Please send resume to Mark Buchholz, buchholzm@deerequipment.com or call Mark 605-769-2030.
RDO EQUIPMENT CO. – Competitive wages, benefits, training, profit sharing, opportunities for growth, great culture and innovation. $1,500 Sign on Bonus available for Service Technicians. To browse opportunities go to www.rdoequipment.com. Must apply online. EEO.
SD. Wage depends on experience. Contact Keven Morehart at 605859-2679 or Keven.Morehart@ k12.sd.us.
DAKOTA LOG HOME Builders representing Golden Eagle Log Homes, building in eastern, central, northwestern South & North Dakota. Scott Connell, 605-5302672, Craig Connell, 605-2645650, www.goldeneagleloghomes. com ADVERTISE IN NEWSPAPERS 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. STEEL BUILDINGS BLOW OUT SALE! Early bird spring discounts! Save up to 40% off on machinery storage and shops. Limited Offer! Call Jim, 1-888782-7040. STEEL BUILDINGS NOTICES
M A I N T E N A N C E DIRECTOR/CUSTODIAL SUPERVISOR Opening for Haakon School District in Philip,
HELP WANTED: ESTIMATOR and salesperson. Send resume/ qualifications to Johnson Lumber, Attn. Dan, 22 W. 5th Ave., Webster S.D. 57274 phone 605-3456000
CUSTER REGIONAL HOSPITAL-Custer Clinic and Custer Regional Senior Care in beautiful Custer, S.D., have full time and PRN (as-needed) RN, LPN and Licensed Medical Assistant positions available. We offer competitive pay and excellent benefits. New Graduates welcome! Please contact Human Resources at (605) 673-2229 ext. 110 for more information or log onto www.regionalhealth.com to apply. HEALTH AND BEAUTY
IF YOU USED THE MIRENA IUD between 2001-present and suffered perforation or embedment in the uterus requiring surgical removal, or had a child born with birth defects, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Johnson Law and speak with female staff members 1-800-5355727.
FOR SALE: Several nice used refrigerators. All come with warranties. Del's, I-90 Exit 63, Box Elder. 390-9810.
For Sale
CHIFFEROBE WITH 19 INCH TV 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.
Thank you to everyone who once again turned out for this year’s shoot. I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! Thank you Shorty Marshall, Bob Rankin and family, Weber family from Okaton, and Terry Dowling for letting us relieve you of some pigeons. Thanks to Dean, Keith, and Hespe boys for helping catch birds. Thank you Rusty Spur, Prairie Country Mart, Dr. Kinsley, Dakota Mill and Grain, Sportsman's Club, Keith Hespe, and Runnings for door prize donations. Thank you Deb Byrd for putting out the sign. Thank you Philip and Audrey Mathews, Scotty Mathews, Kevin Cox, Kevin Higgins and Carl Mathews for your sponsorship. Thanks to Norm and crew for the awesome meal. Finally thank you so much Brett, Scotty, Philip, Audrey, Dawn, Katie, Ashley, Mike, David, and the rest of the Bucks and Birds crew for all your help with organizing and putting on this event. You make the whole thing possible! Tarra Dugan
Thank You
Murdo Townhouses 2 Bedrooms
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Murdo Nutrition Program Menu
March 18 Creamed Chicken over Biscuits Mixed Vegetables V-8 Juice Peaches March 19 SENIOR CITIZEN POTLUCK Tator Tot Casserole Baked Squash Waldorf Salad Bread Pears March 20 Cider Braised Pork w/ Oven Roasted Vegetables (potatoes, carrots, etc.) Vegetable Salad Dinner Roll Pudding w/ Bananas & Vanilla Wafers March 21 Roast Beef Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Seasoned Green Beans Bread Tropical Fruit March 22 Chicken Noodle Soup w/ Vegetables Pacific Lime Gelatin Salad Mixed Fruit Cookie

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