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Number 21
Volume 107
May 23, 2013
Mayor Proclaims May 25
as Memorial Poppy Day
Mayor David M Geisler has proclaimed Saturday, May
25, 2013, as Memorial Poppy Day in Murdo, South Dako-
ta, according to the Poppy Day Chairman of the American
Legion Auxiliary, Taylor McCloughan Unit #75 which
sponsors the annual observance.
The proclamation reads as follows:
WHEREAS, millions who have answered the call to
arms have died on the field of battle; and
WHEREAS, the red poppy has been designated as a
symbol of sacrifice of lives in all wars; and
WHEREAS, the American Legion Auxiliary has
pledged to remind America annually of this debt through
the distribution of the Memorial flower;
THEREFORE, I David M Geisler, Mayor of the City
of Murdo, South Dakota, do hereby proclaim the 25th day
David M Geisler
City of Murdo
Memori al Day
Servi ces
9:00 a.m.
2:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m.
(Potluck dinner to follow)
May 27,
The Murdo Coyote
office will be closed
in observance of
Memorial Day,
Monday, May 27
Quick exchange… Cody Hight hands the baton off to Josh
Daum between the second and third legs of the boys 4x400
Meter Relay at the Region track meet held May 16 in Kadoka.
The team, which includes Wyatt Hespe and Chad Johnson as
well as Hight and Daum, ran a time of 3:42.50 earning them sec-
ond place. The first place team was Kadoka Area with a time of
3:40.00 See the story and additional state qualifying events on
page 9.
Courtesy photo
Jones County track team
headed to the state meet
JCHS class of 2013 celebrates last
hurrah with the tossing of hats
Toss ‘em up!… The JCHS class of 2013 celebrated their graduation ceremony on Sunday, May
19 in front of friends and family in the Harold Thune Auditorium. See more pictures on page 7.
Photo by Karlee Moore
Awards night grants over $37,000 in
scholarships to deserving JCHS seniors
by Karlee Moore
The Jones County High School
awards night held Monday, May
13, was emceed by school coun-
selor Andrea Diehm. Diehm
opened the ceremony by telling the
crowd that this year, JCHS seniors
have been awarded over $37,000
in scholarships to help with their
continued education.
Larry Ball and Gary Knispel,
who will both be retiring after the
school year, were recognized for
their years in the Jones County
School District
Lorrie Esmay surprised Teresa
Palmer with the Evelyn Kuhrt
Memorial Exemplary Teacher
Award before Carol and Gene
Cressy announced the Girls State
and Boys State participants for
2013. Girls Staters include Carole
Benda and Mikayla Waldron and
Boys Staters are Skyler Miller and
Jackson Volmer.
The following scholarships were
•Lion’s club: Wyatt Hespe $500;
Melissa Montoya $500.
•West Central Electric Cooper-
ative, Inc.: Wyatt Walker $500;
Montoya $500; Hespe $500; Janna
Glaze $500; Becky Bryan $500.
•West River/Lyman Jones
Rural Water: Walker $300.
•Fist National Bank: Montoya
•Dakota Prairie Bank: Bryan
$250; Hespe $250; Montoya $250;
Walker $250.
•Arp Memorial 4-H Scholar-
ship: Hespe $500.
•First Fidelity Bank: Josh
Daum $500; Bryan $500; Philip
Mathews $500.
•Murdo Chamber of Commerce:
Kyle Manke $350.
•Jones County Turner Youth
Foundation: Hespe $500; Walker
•Golden West Telecommunica-
tions: Walker $1,000.
•Harold Rankin Memorial
Scholarship: Hespe $350.
•Jones County PTO: Manke
$300; Bryan $300; Montoya $300.
•Jones County School Board:
Montoya $250; Paige Venard $250;
Hespe $250.
•Brunskill Memorial Scholar-
ship: Venard $200; Bryan $200.
•Bill and Evelyn Kuhrt Memo-
rial Scholarship: Daum $400;
Bryan $400; Hespe $400.
•James F. and Gertrude
Mueller Scholarship: Bryan $400;
Montoya $400.
•Dr. Henry C. Mueller Scholar-
ship: Nicki Kell $8,000 (awarded
to a student pursuing a nursing
•Carol Applebee and Linus B.
Miller Memorial Scholarship:
Glaze $375; Manke $375.
•Jesse Dugan Memorial Schol-
arship: Hespe $250; Manke $250.
•Town and Country Library
Club: Walker $250; Glaze $250;
Montoya $250; Manke $250; Kell
$250; Bryan $250.
•Order of the Eastern Star:
Hespe $250.
•Lee Johannsen Memorial
Scholarship: Venard $16,000 over
four years; Walker $16,000 over
four years. Alternates for the
scholarship are Montoya and
•Book and Thimble Club Schol-
arship: Daum $200; Glaze $200.
•South Dakota Opportunity
Scholarship: Mathews $5,000 over
four years; Walker $5,000 over
four years; Bryan $5,000 over four
•Northern State University:
Mathews $500 football scholar-
ship; Mathews $11,000 WolfPACT
over four years.
•Mount Marty College: Bryan,
Merit Scholarship, amount not
•Dakota Wesleyan University:
Manke, amount not specified.
•South Dakota State Universi-
ty: Walker $2,000; Daum $500.
•Regents Scholars Diploma:
Bryan, Daum, Mathews, Venard
and Walker.
Class scholastic awards for stu-
dents in five or six subjects and
earning a 3.5 GPA or above were
then awarded by class advisors.
Katie Venard presented the
National Honors Society to the
crowd and spoke about their vol-
unteer projects throughout the
Venard and Beth Van Dam pre-
sented the play cast and thanked
Lorrie Esmay and Deb Venard for
their help and for directing the
play for 10 and 11 years respec-
tively. Venard and Van Dam will
take over the play next year.
Rose Comp spoke about the out-
standing year that the band and
choirs had, pointing out that the
pep band performed at the State B
Volleyball tournament this year,
and the jazz choir earned second
place at the USD Jazz Festival.
Neil Krogman introduced his
girls basketball team and said that
they had a very exciting season.
Rachel Buxcel earned an honor-
able mention for All Conference,
Madison Mathews earned Confer-
ence MVP as well as the Southern
Plains Tournament MVP. Math-
ews also broke a school record,
scoring an average of 16.8 points
per game. Emiley Nies and Bryan
both made the Southern Plains
Tournament All Tourney team.
Bryan made all conference and
academic all state as well.
The senior girls gave a farewell
to their coaches by asking them to
perform the Bernie dance with
Scott Mathews then presented
his boys basketball team and con-
gratulated the junior varsity team
for going the entire year undefeat-
ed. Gus Volmer and P. Mathews
were chosen for the all conference
team and Hespe and Jackson
Volmer earned honorable men-
Jaytee Sealey was next with the
football team. He said that 17 boys
participated this year, and 13 of
them lettered. Mathews and G.
Volmer made the all conference
team, with Hespe and Clayton
Evans earning honorable men-
tions. Mathews, Walker and Daum
earned academic all state honors.
Lori Nix presented both the
track and cross country teams.
The parents of track participants
were honored and Nix said Buxcel
earned all conference honors for
cross country.
Ashley Geigle and Van Dam
presented the volleyball team. Gei-
gle congratulated Bryan and M.
Mathews for making the all con-
ference team.
Maribeth Trumbo announced
next years football cheerleaders.
They include: Shelby Bork, Mikay-
la Waldron, Carol Drayer, Madison
Mathews, Melyssa Manecke and
Hannah Hight. Charlie Coyotes
will be Shayla Moran and Colleen
Student Council officers were
also announced: Jackson Volmer,
president; Madison Mathews, vice
president; Tana Volmer, treasurer;
Kalli Hespe, secretary.
JCHS School Board Scholarship… School board presi-
dent Mike Hunt presents Melissa Montoya and Paige Venard with
the JCHS school board scholarship.
Jones County News Section A • Murdo Coyote • May 23, 2013 • Page 2
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Local News
by Jody Lebeda • 669-2526 • jody1945@gmail.com
We are thankful that all of
Jones County and the surround-
ing area has been blessed with
rain. I think that everyone is smil-
ing more now since we have
received this wonderful blessing.
This weekend was high school
graduation so the town was full of
families, grandparents and
friends wishing all the graduates
success and happiness as they go
out into the world whether it is
college or right into a job. Con-
gratulations to you all.
Faber’s remember Curt with a
birthday celebration!
Over thirty people gathered at
the Dean and Deb Faber home
Saturday afternoon for a time of
remembering Curtis Faber who
passed away last November at age
42. His birthday would have been
May 19. Lonna Jackson, with help
from Chanda Schoenhard and
Kari Scheil, planned the event
that brought in friends and rela-
tives of the Faber’s from the
Murdo area, Kennebec, Yankton,
Kimball, Ft. Pierre, Chamberlain
and even some from out of state.
Darrin Jackson manned the grill
with help from many friends who
went to school with Curtis. A
potluck picnic style meal was
enjoyed for supper. The younger
generation enjoyed playing lawn
games and playing with the baby
Jody Lebeda and Julia
Broeacher went to Presho for Lexi
Olson’s graduation and reception.
Her parents, Marilyn Olson and
John Olson, as well as all four of
her brothers were able to attend.
Grandparents Connie and Mime
Olson were there from Lake Pre-
ston. Many other relatives were
there to wish her well and they
enjoyed the chance to be together
for a sharing of fun times and get-
ting some good family pictures.
Helen McMillan enjoyed hav-
ing company again this weekend.
Casey and Marlene and Eric and
Kelly, all from Wall, were here for
Janna Glaze’s graduation. Helen
especially enjoyed greeting the
grads and getting hugs from the
grads. They attended several of
the receptions and enjoyed the
visiting at each one.
Jackie Fosheim went to Pierre
to attend Jasmine Fosheim’s grad-
uation from the Pierre’s Riggs
High School. Jasmine is the
daughter of Tory and LeAnna Fos-
heim of Pierre.
Sharon and Don Jahraus,
grandparents of Wyatt Hespe,
came for Wyatt’s graduation and
were here in time to go to the
regional track meet in Kadoka
and plan to attend the state track
meet before returning home to
Trenton, Missouri.
Cara Manke and Sonya Lebeda
came home from Yankton for Kyle
Manke’s graduation. A reception
was held at a local restaurant,
which was well attended by both
the Keever and Manke families,
as well as friends from the Murdo
area. Kyle plans to go to DWU
this fall and play football.
Greenseths have been on the
road going to graduations. Satur-
day Pastor Ray went to Wall for
graduation and Patti and Colleen
went to Vermillion to Patti’s
nephew’s graduation. On Sunday
they attended graduation in
Murdo and then went to four par-
ties sampling foods, a little at
each, and visiting some with all
the different families.
Draper Cemetery cleanup will
be Thursday, May 23, starting at 6
p.m. All are welcome - come join
the party.
The first and second graders,
along with teachers Marcie
Schmidt and Teresa Palmer,
threw a great "end of the reading
sessions" party last Thursday
afternoon. The entertainment had
to do with "shoes". After, a tasty
lunch was served with cookies
designed to look like flip flops.
These teachers come up with
some very clever ideas every year.
Draper gals enjoying the day were
Helen Louder, Shirley Vik, Rosa
Lee Styles, Margie Boyle, Mar-
garet Rankin, Lill Seamans,
Linda Brost, Esther Magnuson,
Terri Volmer and Janet Louder.
This group takes turns on Thurs-
days throughout the year listen-
ing to the kids read to them.
Kayla and Jeremy Hoag, Syd-
ney and Alexis of Aberdeen spent
a few days with Kim and Tony
Schmidt. Saturday evening, the
group, along with Grandpa Don
Volmer, gathered at the Amanda
and Kraig Henrichs, Blake and
Layney's home for a time of visit-
ing and supper. The Hoags left for
home on Sunday.
Ray and Shirley Vik took in the
Syttende Mai parade, supper and
entertainment of "The Old Fid-
dlers Band" held in Vivian on Fri-
day. Shirley reports a big crowd
and the entertainment was very
good. On Sunday, they attended
the graduation reception for
Becky Bryan held at the Draper
auditorium annex.
Alice Horsley visited Mary
Ellen Herbaugh in Kadoka one
day last week.
Helen Louder joined LeRoy and
Cindy Louder and Garry Louder
for supper in Pierre Friday
evening. Garry came on Wednes-
day and stayed at LeRoy and
Cindy's. He returned to his Bet-
tendorf, Iowa, home on Saturday.
Helen Louder took in the JCHS
graduation on Sunday and then
the reception for Becky Bryan
after. Saturday evening, she
attended the reception for gradu-
ates Emiley Nies and Gus Volmer.
Kris Bradley spent Sunday
with Margaret and Greg Rankin.
Greg attended the reception for
Becky Bryan.
Rosa Lee Styles and Margie
boyle were among the many
attending the JCHS graduation.
After, they went to the reception
for Becky Bryan.
Andy, Jill, Riley and Peyton
Rankin attended the graduation
reception for Gus Volmer and
Emiley Nies on Saturday evening.
On Sunday, Jill and Peyton took
in graduation.
Eldon and Esther Magnuson
were on the go last week. Tuesday,
they attended the elementary
spring concert with great grand-
sons Alec and Gunnar in the
group. Back to Murdo on Wednes-
day for field day to watch them
participate. On Friday, they were
on hand to watch Gunnar gradu-
ate from kindergarten.
In talking to Janice Pike this
morning, she had a call from
daughter Sandy Zibell of Wann,
Okla. They had severe wind and
rain, which toppled trees – one on
a building. But on the bright side,
her and Tim were okay.
Ray and Janice Pike took in
field day on Wednesday to watch
great grandkids Riley and Peyton
Rankin participate. On Monday of
last week, the Pikes met Jr. and
Leone Cressy of Rapid City and
Gene Cressy at a local cafe for
lunch and a time of visiting. The
Pikes also attended the JCHS
graduation and took in some
Alice Horsley joined Eldon and
Esther Magnuson for Sunday din-
ner at a Murdo cafe.
Linda Brost flew to Keller,
Texas, on Thursday, May 9 to
spend Mother's Day with daugh-
ter Michelle Brost. The weather
was in the 70-80's. They had a
nice time together. Linda returned
home on Wednesday, May 15.
Jason Seamans of Rapid City
spent the weekend with parents
David and Lill. On Sunday, the
trio went to Kennebec to a sur-
prise 25th anniversary party for
Lill's brother, Kenny and Diane
Hamer, hosted by their kids,
Kayla, Lindsay and Brady, held at
the Johnson farm. All of Kenny's
brothers and sisters were present,
along with many other friends
and relatives.
Linda Brost, joined by James
and Wendy Rankin of Fayet-
teville, Ark., attended the Riggs
High School graduation Sunday
in Pierre. Among the graduates
was Whitney Ellwanger, daughter
of Bill and Stacy Ellwanger, sister
of Will, and granddaughter of the
late Clifford and Martha Rankin.
Following graduation, a family
gathering was held at the Ell-
wanger home. Dell and Christy
Brost, Kade and Hannah joined
the group there.
Nelva and Janet Louder spent
Saturday in Pierre. They attended
the reception for Jasmine Fos-
heim, Riggs High School gradu-
ate. Jasmine is the daughter of
Tory and LeAnna Fosheim and
the granddaughter of Jackie Fos-
heim and Short and Dianne Mar-
shall. From there, they went to
the reception of their grandniece,
Brittany Beck, also a Riggs High
School graduate. Brittany is the
daughter of Lori and Dan Beck
and the granddaughter of Marvin
and Mary Buxcel and the late
Elsa Buxcel. While there, Nelva
and Janet got in a visit with Jim
and Judy Holzworth (remember
them, they lived in Murdo in the
60's and part of the 70's), and also
Diane (Anderson) Deis and had a
good visit. On Sunday, Nelva and
Janet went to the JCHS gradua-
tion. There was a good crowd on
hand for the graduates "big day".
Back to Draper to attend the
reception for Becky Bryan. Eldon
and Esther Magnuson were also
there. Afterwards, the Magnusons
went to the Louder house for a
couple of hands of cards.
Janet Louder saw Grandma
Delores Volmer and Marlene
Reuman here for the graduation
of grandson/nephew Gus Volmer.
Gus is the son of Jim and Patti
Londa and Forrest Fosheim
and Sierra of Windom, Minn.,
were back for the weekend of
graduations as they had two
nieces graduate. Jasmine Fos-
heim from Riggs High and Becky
Bryan from JCHS. Becky is the
daughter of Heath and LeRonda
Bryan, sister of Dacey, and the
granddaughter of Sharon Bryan of
White River and Short and
Dianne Marshall. They were all
on hand for graduation. It was a
big weekend for the Marshalls
with two granddaughters gradu-
Congratulations to all the grad-
uates. We wish them all success
with their future plans.
Vacation Bible School
Community Bible Church
VBS will be held June 3-7 from
9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. This
year’s theme is “Knowing
Christ”. Kids kindergarten
through sixth grade are wel-
come to attend and have lots of
fun with crafts, verses, stories,
games and snacks.
Messiah Lutheran Church
is having Vacation Bible School
May 28-29-30 at 5:00-7:00. Call
the church 669-2406 if you
would like to attend.
The next Central South
Dakota Enhancement District
board meeting is scheduled for
Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 10
a.m. at the Hughes County
Courthouse Commissioners
Meeting Room. Please find the
agenda and other resources at
http://csded.org/. All board meet-
ings are open to the public.
South Central RC&D
South Central RC&D will be
holding a meeting on May 23,
2013 at 1:30 p.m. at the Tripp
County Water District building
next to WW Tire in Winner, S.D.
The public is welcome to attend.
CRP Informational Meeting
Pheasants Forever, NRCS,
and FSA will be teaming up to
conduct a public informational
meeting on the new CRP sign-up
at 6:00 p.m. on May 29 at the
Murdo Tech Center. Supper will
be provided by the local Pheas-
ants Forever Chapter.
Exercise room notice
The exercise room will be
closed for remodeling Sunday,
May 19 through Monday, May
27. In order to improve the secu-
rity of the high school building,
beginning on May 28 all fitness
facilities will be accessible with
a key card only. If you do not
currently have a card, you may
stop at the High School Office to
sign a waiver and purchase a
card for $15.
Insurance purposes require
all users of the fitness facilities
sign a Policy Waiver and
Release. All existing key cards
have already been deactivated.
In order to reactivate your card,
you will need to stop at the High
School Office and sign the
release form. There will be no
additional charge for existing
card holders and you do not
need to bring your card in to
reactivate it, you simply need to
sign the waiver.
Call the high school at 669-
2258 with any questions or to
verify our summer hours.
South Central RC&D
Anyone wishing to be a
vender at the Murdo Area Farm-
ers Market need to have their
applications turned in by May
28. If you have any questions
please contact Jewell Bork at
669-2222, afternoons work best.
One of the winners of the col-
oring contest from Murdo in
May was Corwin Dykstra. We
need an address for Corwin. Call
the Coyote office at 669-2271.
Coyote News Briefs
East Side News
by Janet Louder • 669-2696
Junior Honor Choir… from left to right, Breckin Steilen,
5th grade; Lilli Moore, 5th grade; and Madelyn Host, 3rd grade.
These students submitted an audition tape for the junior honor
choir and have been selected to perform with the choir in the
Photo by Karlee Moore
Junior honors choir
participants selected
Church and Community
Section A • Murdo Coyote • May 23, 2013 • Page 3
Catholic Church of St. Martin
502 E. Second St., Murdo, S.D. • Father Gary Oreshoski
Saturday Mass: 6 p.m.
St. Anthony’s Catholic Church
Draper, S.D. • Father Gary Oreshoski
Sunday Mass: 8:30 a.m.
Draper United Methodist Church
Pastor Rick Hazen
Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.
Murdo United Methodist Church
Pastor Rick Hazen • Corner of E. 2nd and Jefferson Ave.
Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m. and Fellowship Time • Sunday School: 10:30 a.m.
United Methodist Women: 1st Wednesday at 2 p.m. • ALL WELCOME!
Okaton Evangelical Free Church
Okaton I–90 Exit 183 • Pastor Gary McCubbin • 605–837–2233 (Kadoka)
Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. (CT) • Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. (CT)
Messiah Lutheran Church
308 Cedar, Murdo, S.D. • Pastor Ray Greenseth
Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. • Sunday School: 10 a.m. • Bible Study: Tuesday 7 a.m.
Thursday 9:30 a.m. • Midweek: Wednesday 3:15 p.m.
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
Draper, S.D. • Pastor Ray Greenseth
Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. • Bible Study: Wednesday 9 a.m.
Community Bible Church
410 Washington, Murdo, S.D. • Pastor Alvin Gwin • 669–2600
Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. • Sunday School: 9:45 a.m.
Wed. Night Bible Study: 7 p.m.
Best Western
First National
669–2414 • Member F.D.I.C.
PHONE: 669–2271 FAX: 669–2744
Super 8
Dakota Prairie
Draper and Presho
669–2401 • Member F.D.I.C.
The Great Deceiver
by Pastor Paul M. Sadler
“Woe unto him that giveth his neighbor drink, that puttest thy bottle to him, and makest him drunken.” —Habakkuk 2:15
There are many passages in the Word of God, such as the above reference, that are timeless principles. While the alcohol industry goes to great lengths
to get people to believe that drinking is a harmless way to have a good time, the facts are otherwise. It is very careful never to advertise the alcoholic who
is dying of cirrhosis of the liver or the homes that have been destroyed by strong drink. And of course, there’s always a voice in the crowd that says a few
social drinks will never hurt anyone. Most recovering alcoholics, however, tell a much different story of how their slide into a life of drunkenness all start-
ed with social drinking.
“Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise” (Prov. 20:1).
Many years ago, I was driving through Apollo, Pennsylvania, where I saw a mangled piece of wreckage alongside of the road. Upon slowing down, I
discovered it was an automobile, or at least what was left of it. Apparently someone survived the crash because there were beer cans strategically placed
beside the car with a sign, which read, “And they told us we were going to have fun!” Someone lied.
Contrary to the world’s view that alcoholism is a disease, the Word of God calls drunkenness a sin (Gal. 5:19-21). Excessive drinking is not a disease; it
is a matter of choice. Although some drunkards overcome their addiction through programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous, apart from faith, all too often
they return to their drinking ways when confronted with a crisis. The world’s answer to the problems of this life is, “I need a drink.” However, the answer
is not found in the bottom of a bottle. The answer is a personal relationship with Christ!
Everyone reading these lines has a family member, a dear friend, or a neighbor who struggles with this temptation. Yes, even believers wrestle with this
sin, as Paul makes very clear:
“Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness….But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to ful-
fill the lusts thereof” (Rom. 13:12-14).
The best thing we can do for those who grapple with this addiction is to show them our love and support. It is important to share with them that they are
dead to this sin in Christ and therefore, it doesn’t have to control their life any longer. Since alcoholism is such a deeply seated problem, encourage them to
search out a godly pastor or Christian counselor who can assist them in a better understanding of Romans, Chapter 6.
Two minutes with the bible
Gleanings from
the Prairie
Have you ever thought about
“All have sinned and come
short of the glory of GOD”
(Romans 3:23). “Behold the
LAMB of GOD Who takes away
the sin of the world” (John 1:29).
JESUS said, “Come unto ME, all
you who labor and are heavy
laden, and I will give you rest”
(Matthew 11:28).
The Bible A-B-C’s show us that
(1) In ourselves we are RUINED.
(2) In CHRIST we are
REDEEMED. (3) We are saved
(A) SIN has Ruined ALL --- Isa-
iah 53:6 --- “ALL we like sheep
have gone astray: we have turned
EVERY ONE to his own way: and
the LORD has laid on HIM
(JESUS) the iniquity of us ALL.”
The fact of SIN in our natures
cannot be denied. We are “held
with the cords of our sins”
(Proverbs 5:22). David wrote in
Psalm 51:5, “Behold, I was
shaped in iniquity, and in sin did
my mother conceive me.”
Consider the sins of a life-time
--- in thought, act, deed, omis-
sion. Only by GODs provision can
they be blotted out.
(B) CHRIST has Redeemed ALL.
The Apostle Paul wrote in Gala-
tians 3:13, “CHRIST has
redeemed us from the curse of
the Law, being made a curse for
us.” And the Apostle Peter
observed, “HE (CHRIST) bore
our sins in HIS own body on the
tree” (I Peter 2:24).
This is the ONLY ANSWER to
the sin problem. As someone else
so keenly observed, “The CROSS
is the PLUS SIGN of our MINUS
(C) FAITH saves ALL who
“Him who comes to ME I will in
no wise cast out” (John 6:37).
And as the Apostle John wrote
concerning the LORD JESUS,
“To as many as receive HIM”
(John 1:12). The Prophet Isaiah
recorded, “Return unto ME, for I
have redeemed you” (Isaiah
What does HE say of those who
RECEIVE? Note the balance of
Isaiah 44:22 --- “I have blotted
out as a thick cloud ALL your
What if --- TODAY --- your life
would be cut off? Have you
CHRIST as your Savior from sin?
JESUS died for me & you! We
could never merit salvation!
by Pastor Alvin L. Gwin
Community Bible Church, Murdo
The A-B-C’s of LIFE
Too grown up… Second grade teacher Teresa Palmer, left,
tells first grade teacher Marcie Schmidt that the shoes she
picked out are too grown up for her to wear.
Photos by Karlee Moore
Community ladies… The first and second grade classes
hosted a thank you party for the community ladies who read
with them every week throughout the year.
Shoe poem… From left to right: Hunter Vevig, Rudy Edwards,
Sophie Dowling and Ramona Vasquez. Students read poems
about shoes as part of their party.
First and second grades host
shoe-themed reading party
by Karlee Moore
Thursday, May 16 was a special
day for the first and second grades
as they hosted a thank-you party
for the community ladies who took
time every week to read with
First grade teacher Marcie
Schmidt and second grade teacher
Teresa Palmer, along with their
students, planned and hosted a
shoe themed party that included
poems, a song, reading together,
and shoe shaped treats.
More than 20 ladies from the
community read with the first and
second grade classes all year, once
every week. These ladies take time
out of their week to help the stu-
dents with their reading and to get
to know the classes.
The students read shoe poems
during the party and some told
jokes. Dylan Fuoss stood in front
of the group and told the ladies his
joke, “Here’s a shopping tip: You
can get shoes for $0.85 at the bowl-
ing alley!”
Palmer and Schmidt put on a
skit teaching the ladies and the
students how picking shoes are a
lot like picking books. Schmidt
picked out shoes for Palmer. Some
were too big, too long, too boring,
too pink, too grown up and too
young. She finally found a pair
that was just right, and ended up
finding a book to match.
The party ended with snacks
including shoe shaped cookies,
drinks and visiting with their new
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Section A • Murdo Coyote • May 23, 2013 • Page 4
Madness strikes Main
Street on Friday, May 2
Car show brings in 58 vehicles
Geisler earns appreciation award
First ever Magic City Memory Run and Walk
Murdo in May offers something for everyone
They tried something new this
year, and it worked.
Main Street Madness was a Fri-
day afternoon and evening activi-
ty, just a small part of the now-
famous Murdo in May, invented
and sponsored for 22 years by the
Pioneer Auto Museum and Dave
Modern Woodmen of America
member Wanda Larson, who tend-
ed registration at the vendor show,
said her total of guests who signed
in numbered 179. Eleven vendors
took part in the show, featuring
everything from skin and hair
products, jewelry, clever contain-
ers, bags, purses, belts and tee
shirts to peacock feather creations,
free Bible study books and trinkets
as well as books by local authors
Mike McMillan and Dee LeRoye.
The Watkins lady was there with
flavorings, seasonings and numer-
ous handmade and handy things
like rugs and pot scrubbers.
Modern Woodmen of America
youth member Elijah Roghair, who
headed up the “matchbox-sized”
car races in front of First Fidelity
Bank, reported a lively bunch of
young car race enthusiasts. Win-
ning drivers included Corwin Dyk-
stra, Bridger Hight, Kaden Kins-
ley, Morgan Feddersen, Mathew
Gross, and LeRoy “Bud” Gross IV.
Race winners got to keep the new
car they raced or if they had pro-
vided their own car, they received
a dollar bill, courtesy of Okaton
Modern Woodmen.
Coloring contest winners
included three-year-old BreAna
Aske, five-year-old Asa Best, six-
year-old Bre Jackson, seven-year-
old Kaden Kinsley, eight-year-old
Jolie Dugan, nine-year-old Taylor
Feddersen and eleven-year-old
Jessica Roghair. Four of those win-
ners were the only entry in their
age group and there were zero
entries in age 10. Keep an image of
a prize in the back of your mind for
next year’s competition.
The Senior Art competition
prize of $10 was won by Darian
Roghair. Her winning entry was a
pencil rendition of a Model A Ford
entitled “Picnic on the Niobrara”.
The idea for her artwork came
from a photo taken in 1939, which
featured her great-grandparents
Les and Helen Caldwell, Great-
uncle Louie Caldwell and his little
daughter Carolie. Apparently,
Great-aunt Irene Caldwell took
the photo. All of the above-named
persons were living in Jones Coun-
ty at the time.
Only three chefs entered the pie
contest, so if you weren’t quick on
the buy, you did not get to sample
any of those fabulous creations.
All three chefs returned their $10
prize to the benefit of the Turner
Youth Foundation. With those
donations and the sales of ice
cream (adults) and pie, around $94
was contributed to the Founda-
tion. Okaton Modern Woodmen
donated ice cream coupons to par-
ticipating youngsters, but adults
had to buy their frozen confection.
Ron Lebeda of Draper was over-
heard to say, “That rhubarb pie
was absolutely delicious.”
Although a hula hoop spinning
contest as well as dance-offs and
air-drum/guitar competitions were
planned, lightning, thunder and a
couple showers sent folks running
for cover, so those fun ideas are
shelved until next Main Street
Madness, planned for 2014.
Senior art division winning drawing by Darian
Murdo Nutrition
Program Menu
May 27
May 28
Baked Ham
Sweet Potatoes
Pineapple Tidbits
May 29
Salisbury Steak in Gravy
Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
Cooked Cabbage
Mandarin Oranges
May 30
Oven Crisp Chicken
Potato Salad
Seasoned Green Beans
Dinner Roll
May 31
Spaghetti w/ Meatsauce
Tossed Salad
Tuesday, May 28 • 3:00 p.m. • USDA Service Center, Murdo
Persons needing special accommodations should contact Valerie Feddersen at 605-669-2404
Ext. 3 or valerie.feddersen@sd.nacdnet.net at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting date
Local Work Group Meeting Local Work Group Meeting
All interested persons (both urban and rural) from
Jones County are invited to identify concerns about
the future of our natural resources in our communities
For questions/concerns, please call Valerie Feddersen
Jones County Conservation District at (605)669-2404 Ext. 3
Magic City Memory Run and Walk…Thirty-three participants joined in for the first ever
Magic City Memory Run/Walk. The Prairie Ranger 4-H club showed up on bikes to help keep the
runners and walkers going the right direction on the course. Run organizer Carma Nix reported
several participants from the surrounding towns that came to run and walk.
Prairie Rangers… Right:
The 4-H Prairie Rangers volun-
teered to help with the Magic
City Memory Run and Walk.
They were dressed in bright
shirts and helped direct the
runners and walkers to keep
them on the right track during
the event.
Finishing strong… Right:
Pictured is June Nix crossing
the finish line, followed by
Cheryl Iversen. Nix was very
pleased to have made the com-
plete 3.25 mile course and did-
n't take any shortcuts.
to all of the
runners and
walkers who
finished the first
Magic City
Memory Run
and Walk!
Appreciation award…
Top: Dave Geisler was present-
ed an award for his dedication
to Murdo in May during the
car show on Main Street Fri-
day, May 3. The award
thanked him for 22 years of
dedication and devoted efforts
in Making Murdo In May an
outstanding success. Geisler
said, “It was quite a wonderful
surprise to receive the award!”
Hauptman’s enter tractor… Chauncey (left) and Blaine Hauptman, pictured with Kelcy
Nash, earned best in class for the 1951 Farmall tractor they entered with their grandfather, Greg
Hauptman. The Hauptman’s also earned the family award. The tractor has been in the family for
62 years and five generations. Other local entries winning awards include: John Weber, stock late
model car outstanding in class, 2009 Dodge Challenger; Terry Patrick, stock truck outstanding in
class and sheriff’s choice award, 1953 Jeep; David Venard, motorcycle outstanding in class, 1986
Harley; Jacob Lolley, tractor outstanding in class, 1943 John Deere; Ray Erikson, unique - special
interest outstanding in class, golf cart. Judges for the event included Kyle Venard, Ray Greenseth
and Dave Henriksen.
Section A • Murdo Coyote • May 23, 2013 • Page 5
Prairie Home Ladies meeting
The PHL met at the home of
Margie Boyle on Wednesday, May
15. Chair Velma called the meet-
ing to order. Roll call of medical
news was answered by Rosa Lee,
Margie, Velma, Lila Mae, Ellouise
and Janet. It brought on lots of
conversing over different medical
problems, shots, etc. Secretary
Margie read the minutes of the
last meeting, approved. Treasurer
Rosa Lee gave the treasurers
report, approved. Old business:
Velma is busy working on a quilt
to be raffled off at our fall bazaar.
It was decided not to have a
spring/summer tea. New business:
The upcoming Mission Fair to be
held in Pierre in September was
discussed. We will be filling school
bags for that, plus any other kits
the members want to make. Our
bazaar has been set for October 6.
Lila Mae will take care of getting
the meat ordered. Adjourned.
Janet then gave the lesson. She
read an article “Communicating
with your friend,” prayer is an
appeal to the friendship of God
taken from the book “Love Out
Loud” by Joyce Meyer; also an
article from “God’s Little Devotion-
al Book” and a poem about the
closings of Vivian and Draper
schools written by Tom Authier in
1986. Margie served a delicious
pineapple upside down cake
topped with cool whip, coffee or
Senior from Gardner
earns Fulbright Scholarship
Baker University student Syd-
ney Doster, a senior from Gardner,
Kan., and a 2009 graduate of
Gardner-Edgerton High School,
has received a Fulbright Scholar-
ship for the 2013-2014 academic
year to Nepal, where she will
teach English. Doster, a French
and Spanish major, will graduate
with a Bachelor of Arts degree on
May 19. She leaves in July for
Nepal, where she will teach for
eight months.
Interested in the languages
since high school when she was
selected as a Rotary Youth
Exchange student, Doster has
studied in Switzerland, Spain and
“I am passionate about learning
languages and traveling,” Doster
said. “One of the best ways to
extend to other people is to teach
your own language somewhere
else. I enjoy the process, the frus-
tration and the reward of having
to learn a language.”
At Nepal, she will work along-
side a teacher, instructing stu-
dents ranging from elementary
school to high school.
“I will live with a host family
and will be totally immersed in the
culture,” she said. “I will have an
extra opportunity to study the
Nepali language.”
The Fulbright English Teaching
Assistantships Program, an ele-
ment of the Fulbright U.S. Stu-
dent Program, places U.S. stu-
dents as English teaching assis-
tants in schools or universities
overseas, thus improving foreign
students’ English language abili-
ties and knowledge of the United
States while enhancing their own
language skills and knowledge of
the host country.
“Sydney is already very well-
traveled,” said Erin Joyce, assis-
tant dean for liberal studies and
professor of French. “Going to
Nepal will be a new adventure for
her. Sydney is adventurous and
I’m not surprised that she chose to
spend a year in a place that she
has never visited, rather than
choosing to go to Europe, where
she has already spent a significant
amount of time. I know she will be
very successful and will have a
wonderful experience. She is
unafraid to immerse herself in
new cultures and loves learning
about the world.”
While at Baker, Doster served
on the Alpha Chi Omega sorority
executive board and was president
of Phi Beta Delta, the honor socie-
ty for students in international
education. She also was the vice
president of Alpha Mu Gamma,
Baker’s honor society for students
in foreign languages, and vice
president of Sigma Delta Pi, the
Hispanic honor society.
The Fulbright Scholar
embraced the Baldwin City cam-
pus experience. She was an orien-
tation leader and Salon leader,
providing a welcoming experience
in which students learn college
success skills and reflect on their
overall learning.
“I selected Baker because I
wanted to live close to home,”
Doster said. “I knew I would be
more successful in a small class
environment, and Baker felt
Her parents are Charles Doster
of Gardner and Vicki and Roger
Stiles of Spring Hill, Kan.
She is the granddaughter of
Margie Esmay and the niece of
Wayne and Lorrie Esmay.
Doster is Baker’s first Fulbright
Scholar since Justine Grieve
taught English in Germany in
New Commissioner
of School and Public
Lands announced
Gov. Dennis Daugaard
announced today that he will
appoint Vern Larson of Vivian as
Commissioner of School and Pub-
lic Lands.
“Vern Larson is well-known to
South Dakotans, and the voters
have placed their confidence in
him again and again,” said Gov.
Daugaard. “As State Auditor and
State Treasurer, Vern was a pru-
dent steward of state assets, and I
know he will bring that same
sound management to the Office of
School and Public Lands.”
Last month, Commissioner Jar-
rod Johnson resigned from office,
effective August 15. The Gover-
nor’s appointment of Larson will
be effective at the same time. Lar-
son will serve out the remainder of
the term, which ends in January
2015, but he will not be a candi-
date for the office in 2014.
“I’m honored and humbled to
accept this appointment,” said
Larson. “I look forward to serving
our state in this office.”
Larson is a native of Vivian. He
was elected State Auditor in 1978
and re-elected five times, serving
from 1979-2003. In 2002, he was
elected State Treasurer, serving
two terms from 2003-2011.
BHSU graduates encouraged to
become productive global citizens
Thousands of family, friends,
faculty, and staff packed into the
Donald E. Young Sports and Fit-
ness Center recently to wish good
luck to the more than 400 Black
Hills State University graduates
awarded master, bachelor and
associate degrees during the 165th
Commencement Ceremony.
“All of us look forward to watch-
ing your careers advance,” said
BHSU President Kay Schal-
lenkamp. “As you move into your
careers as global citizens seek not
only to be understood but seek to
Out of the more than 400 BHSU
graduates, there were 34 Native
American students who were
awarded master, bachelor and
associate degrees, the highest
number in the University’s history.
The graduating class also included
international students from Peru,
Viet Nam, Korea, Japan and Swe-
Dr. John Alsup BHSU professor
of mathematics and faculty senate
president, gave the keynote
address encouraging students to
live life to the fullest and be thank-
ful for what they have. “Life is an
adventure and full of opportuni-
ties. Life is rich,” he said. “What
you have to look forward to is
Included in the 2013 graduates
at Black Hills State University is
Erica Uhlir, Magna Cum Laude,
Bachelor of Science in Professional
Accountancy. Erica is the daughter
of Chris and Beth Feddersen of
Murdo and a 2009 Jones County
High School graduate.
Noem standing up for
South Dakota agriculture
by Rep. Kristi Noem
When I was young, my dad put
us kids to work on the family farm.
We were often of bed before dawn,
heaving bales, caring for cattle
and working in the field. We also
learned how to drive tractors, fix
machinery and put in long days.
Although we didn’t realize it at the
time, we were learning about a
profession that’s not only impor-
tant to our family, but a profession
that provides food for families, our
country and the world.
South Dakota’s agriculture
industry helps provide the back-
bone and foundation for the values
that make our state great. Our
producers work hard to care for
our state’s number one industry
and they also teach their kids how
to care for the land and livestock
so that, someday, future genera-
tions can take over the family
This week, the House Agricul-
ture Committee passed the Farm
Bill with bipartisan support.
South Dakota producers deserve
the long-term certainty that comes
with the passage of a five-year
Farm Bill and that’s why I worked
to make sure policies important to
our state were included in the bill.
The House Agriculture Commit-
tee’s new Farm Bill will save near-
ly $40 billion through the elimina-
tion of direct payments, consolida-
tion of conservation programs and
the implementation of the first
reforms to the food stamp program
since 1996. It’s important to exam-
ine the food stamp program and
close loopholes in order to crack
down on waste, fraud and abuse so
we can keep the integrity of the
program intact and ensure assis-
tance goes to those who need it
most. I believe we need to hold the
federal government accountable to
the taxpayers, and this bill is a
step in the right direction.
My position on the House Agri-
culture Committee gave me the
opportunity to help mold this bill
and make sure policies important
to South Dakota were included. I
worked to include livestock disas-
ter assistance, forestry provisions
to help fight the pine beetle in the
Black Hills, conservation and sod-
saver protections, and the estab-
lishment of a permanent Tribal
Relations office in the Department
of Agriculture. I was also able to
speak up on behalf of the farmers
and ranchers who were affected by
the Pautre Fire in northwestern
South Dakota and make sure we
included language to direct the
Forest Service to assist landown-
ers through the claims process.
I’m hopeful that we will be able
to get the Farm Bill to the House
floor quickly and work out the dif-
ferences between the House and
Senate bills before the end of the
summer. Agriculture is such an
important part of our national
security. The moment we stop
growing our own food is the
moment we let another country
control us. I will continue to fight
to get a Farm Bill passed that is
good for South Dakota and our
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Commissioners meet with
TransCanada PR representative
by Karlee Moore
The county commissioners met
on Tuesday, May 7. Those in atten-
dance included: John Brunskill,
Steve Iwan, Monte Anker, Helen
Louder, Marlene Knutson, Krysti
Barnes, Bruce Royer, Shannon
and JayTee Sealey, Bud Anderson
and Karlee Moore.
The commissioners approved
the Murdo Golf Club for a malt
beverage license renewal. Brun-
skill told the commissioners that
C.J. Rea needed a couple of loads
of gravel on his road.
Royer joined the meeting and
discussed summer help options
with the commissioners.
Knutson joined the meeting at
10:00 and spoke about the TIGER
grant that is supporting the rail
expansion west. Knutson recom-
mended the county write a letter
of support on Jones County letter-
head. Anker made a motion to pass
a resolution to support the grant
and expansion.
She also introduced a cop grant.
This is a grant for three years that
will cover personnel only. The
deadline for the grant is May 22.
Anker said, “I don’t think we are
interested.” Barnes also spoke to
the commissioners about the grant
and said that the city was interest-
ed in it, but would need the coun-
ty’s support. Iwan agreed with
Anker and said his opinion was to
stay away from the grant.
The commissioners then dis-
cussed a veterans memorial with
Knutson. Anker said he would set
up a committee and Louder asked
Knutson to find out how much the
county would be able to spend on
the memorial.
Shannon and JayTee Sealey
were next on the agenda and
asked about the status of gravel-
ing their road just south of the golf
course. Anker said it was the coun-
ty’s policy to gravel the road. He
said they needed to build the
shoulders up, but it could be done
by July 1.
Anderson, independent public
relations contractor for Tran-
sCanada, met with the Commis-
sioners to give an update on the
pipeline situation.
He said that the company will
be finished with a 72 month envi-
ronmental study in July. He told
the commissioners that the esti-
mated property tax in the first
year of business for the company
in Jones County would be
$1,466,00, which would increase
Jones County’s annual tax base by
74 percent. He estimated this in
reference to the county’s 2010
property tax amount, which was
Sheriff Weber then spoke to the
commissioners and said they had
ordered a new vehicle but still
needed a bumper and a grill guard
for the vehicle. He also encouraged
the county to consider the cops
grant Knutson had spoke about.
Section A • Murdo Coyote • May 23, 2013 • Page 6
SDSU Extension Wheat Walks
June 11 & 12
SDSU Extension will host Wheat
Walks in the Delmont and Winner
areas June 11 and at the Dakota
Lakes Research Farm and the Get-
tysburg area on June 12, 2013.
The drought and cool spring creat-
ed significant challenges for win-
ter wheat producers. The goal of
these educational events is to help
optimize the wheat producers have
in place and effectively manage
the crop in the future. Winter
wheat producers may find these
walks to be of particular interest
as some SDSU Winter Wheat CPT
plots have been abandoned and it
is unsure how many Variety Plot
Tours will be held this summer.
SDSU Extension Agronomy
Field and State Specialists will be
on hand at each location, provid-
ing expertise in plant pathology,
weed control, entomology, soil fer-
tility and agronomic information.
Each specialist will give a brief
presentation, followed by time for
discussion and questions. Those
attending are welcome to bring
samples from their fields for the
agronomists to assess. CCA credits
have been applied for.
Area agribusinesses have agreed
to sponsor the Wheat Walks and
there will be no charge to attend.
Those attending will receive sever-
al Extension publications, includ-
ing the “iGrow Wheat – Best Man-
agement Practices for Wheat Pro-
duction in South Dakota and the
“Crop Protection Guide-Wheat”, as
long as the supply lasts. Refresh-
ments will be provided.
Wheat Walk dates, times, loca-
tions and sponsors:
•June 11 at 9:30 a.m. CDT:
Agland Coop, 2 miles south and 3
miles west of Delmont, SD, or 5
miles south and 6 miles east of
Armour, SD. Sponsored by Agland
•June 11 at 2:30 p.m. CDT: Jor-
gensen Farm, from Winner, SD,
8.5 miles north on N County Road,
2.5 miles west, 4 miles north and
0.5 miles west. Also 1 mile east, 1
mile north and 0.5 miles west of
the Ideal, SD Post Office. Spon-
sored by Winner Seed, Simplot
Soil Builders and Country Pride
•June 12 at 9:30 a.m. CDT –
Dakota Lakes Research Farm, 17
miles east of Pierre on SD Hwy
#34, sponsored by AgriPro Wheat.
•June 12 at 2:30 p.m. CDT –
Robbenault Farm, from the junc-
tion of SD Hwy 83 and 212, 5 miles
west of Gettysburg, SD, go 1 mile
south on 305th Ave. Sponsored by
Northern Plains Coop.
For more information, visit
http://igrow.org/ and check the cal-
endar and upcoming events or call
5/28/2013 – HOSTA, 10:00 am,
SDSU Ag Engineering Building,
Room 125, Brookings, SD
5/29/2013 – HOSTA, 10:30 am,
Aberdeen Regional Extension Cen-
ter, Aberdeen, SD
5/30/2013 – HOSTA, 10:00 am,
Winner Regional Extension Cen-
ter, Winner, SD
6/3/2013 – HOSTA, 10:00 am,
C&B Operations John Deere Deal-
ership Gettysburg, SD
6/11/2013 – Wheat Walks, Del-
mont and Winner, SD
6/12/2013 – Wheat Walks, Dako-
ta Lakes Research Farm and Get-
tysburg, SD
Extension News
• Bob Fanning (605) 842-1267 •
Payments under the DCP and
ACRE programs may be reduced
by a certain percentage due to a
sequester order required by Con-
gress 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 pay-
ment reduction that applies to
direct, countercyclical and ACRE
The U.S. Department of Agri-
culture (USDA) Agriculture
(USDA) has designated 27 coun-
ties in South Dakota as primary
natural disaster areas due to
damages and losses caused by the
recent drought.
May 20-June 14: CRP general
May 29: CRP informational meet-
June 3: 2013 ACRE sign-up ends
July 15: 2012 ACRE Production
July 15: 2012 NAP Production
July 15: Final 2013 Acreage
reporting deadline
August 2: DCP sign-up ends
November 15: 2014 Acreage
reporting deadline on perennial
grasses and winter wheat
Feel free to call the office if you
ever have questions on any of our
programs 605-669-2404 Ext. 2.
Pheasants Forever, NRCS, and
FSA will be teaming up to conduct
a public informational meeting on
the new CRP Sign-Up at 6:00 p.m.
on May 29 at the Murdo Tech Cen-
ter. Supper will be provided by the
local Pheasants Forever Chapter.
JUNE 3, 2013
DCP and ACRE signup for the
2013 crop year started on Febru-
ary 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 provi-
sions 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
The DCP/ACRE Appendix does
have the following language that
everyone needs to be aware of:
Payments are subject to the avail-
ability of funds, compliance with
all applicable laws and statutory
changes and to limits on payments
as may be provided for in the pro-
gram regulations. It is specifically
understood that any payments
under this Appendix and the pro-
grams to which it applies are sub-
ject to statutory and regulatory
changes including those that occur
after the signing of the contract.
Jones County FSA News
• David Klingberg •
Beef Council captures social media buzz
The proof, they say, is in the
pudding—or in this case in the
Twitter feed, Pinterest and Face-
book postings. During the first
week of May Beef Month, activity
on the South Dakota Beef Industry
Council’s (SDBIC) social media
sites more than doubled. That’s
good news to SDBIC’s Briana
Burgers, who is heading up the
organization’s online communica-
tion efforts. It’s also good news to
beef producers, who want to see an
impact made on the millennial
“Our focus on social media is
directly linked to an important
part of the council’s strategic plan
to target the millennial genera-
tion—the 18 to 35 year olds,” says
Burgers, who also serves as
SDBIC nutrition assistant and is a
millennial herself. “They are the
future of our industry and the con-
sumers we need to educate.”
Not only is reaching people in
this age group critical to the suc-
cess of the beef industry, says
Burgers, but it’s also pushing the
industry to communicate in new
ways. “Millennials are not sitting
down and turning on the evening
news for their information,” says
Burgers. “They are referencing
their smartphones, Facebook and
Twitter, and so that is where we
need to be.”
It’s also important, she says, to
understand the role each of the
social media sites can play in edu-
cational and marketing efforts—
and take advantage of their
unique strengths. “Individuals
who seek out Twitter don’t have
much time,” she explains. “They
want to scroll quickly through
their Twitter feed, read facts and
walk away feeling like they
learned something.” In response,
Burgers is posting brief facts
about a wide range of beef-related
issues, including Beef Quality
Assurance, beef nutrition, cooking
tips, or SDBIC programs.
On Pinterest, the online photo-
sharing community, SDBIC is
posting beef recipes with photo-
graphs. “We want to keep people
excited about cooking with beef,
and so it’s important to be continu-
ally introducing new recipes and
ways to prepare beef,” says Burg-
ers. SDBIC’s Facebook page is a
tool to share photographs of
recipes and SDIBC events as well
as socializing with beef lovers
around the country and world.
The Facebook page is also the
anchor for SDBIC’s Mobile Text
Club, providing an opportunity for
consumers to enroll for free and
receive text messages informing
them of current promotions on
beef at local Hy-Vee grocery stores
and also as a means to enter spe-
cial contests. For example, during
May, Mobile Text Club members
can enter drawings on any of the
council’s social media to win tick-
ets to Minnesota Twins games.
“We’re very excited to see the
growth in use of our social media
sites and to see their impact,” says
Burgers, pointing to a recent inci-
dent involving Twitter and the
council’s Team BEEF program
which supports everyday athletes
with information about the impor-
tance of including lean beef in an
active lifestyle. “I sent out a Tweet
about Team BEEF to the morning
news anchors on a local TV sta-
tion,” explains Burgers. “They
instantly replied that they’d love
to be a part of Team BEEF.” Burg-
ers responded by mailing the duo
Team BEEF jerseys, which they
wore on the morning news cast as
they spoke positively about the
program. “That’s just one exam-
ple,” she says, “of the power that
lies within social media.”
To link to all of SDBIC’s social
media sites, as well as discover
additional information about coun-
cil events and other beef-related
information, go to SDBIC’s
redesigned website at
Thanks to a long dry spell not
that long ago, we do have the
capability of pumping water from
wells to tanks in various pastures.
This cost a pretty penny, as you
might imagine, but it got us
through. We can use those sys-
tems again if absolutely neces-
sary, but they don’t do much good
if there isn’t any grass. Critters
seem to need both feed and water.
In this area where the annual
rainfall only averages about eight-
een inches or so, we are never all
that far from drought. It worries
us somewhat from time to time.
We don’t expect lush pastures, but
we do require some growth to stay
in business. It was starting to get
a little scary again this spring
until just lately. Now we feel quite
a bit better despite having to post-
pone our branding and replace the
shed roof.
Many areas of the world have
the opposite problem than we do.
They get so much constant rain
that the places turn into jungles.
I’m not into jungles all that much
and actually love our somewhat
arid prairies. It’s just when it gets
too arid here that I fuss and start
seriously applying myself to
prayer. I recall the summer I
spent in Georgia by the edge of a
wooded area (which includes most
of Georgia it seems.) When two
other guys and I moved in there
for Navy supply school in March
or April, I thought, “It will be fun
to walk around in the woods this
summer.” Boy, was I wrong.
When warmer (much warmer)
weather arrived complete with
almost daily rains, the woods
became a jungle. You could barely
walk through without a machete.
Not that you would want to any-
way since the hoards of huge mos-
quitoes could practically eat you
up alive. Air conditioned places
proved to be more enjoyable than
overgrown outdoor locations.
There was also that place I visit-
ed in Hawaii where the average
rainfall was over an inch a day.
Can you imagine what that would
do here? Our little rivers would
get as big as the Missouri, and you
wouldn’t be able to drive any-
where that wasn’t paved.
In this area, we think that it
takes about 20 to 25 acres to sup-
port one cow for a year. We are
used to that and think it com-
pletely normal. East of us just a
little, they need a lot fewer acres
per critter, but that just turns
them into wimps who don’t know
how to deal with lots of land. It
also means many more people can
live in the area and still support
themselves, which is a decided
disadvantage as far as I’m con-
cerned. Give me the wide open
unpopulated areas, and I’m happy
as a clam.
Incidentally, the one prairie res-
ident that might not be too happy
with the recent rainfall would be
the yucca plants of which we have
more that a few. Those things put
on their very best flower shows in
dry years so that may now be in
jeopardy. They’ll still flower but
maybe not with abandon.
Brandings, of course, can be
rescheduled. Ours is now set for
the last day of this month. All the
other dates between now and then
were pretty much already taken.
It might not rain again that day,
or maybe it will. If we get into
June too far, the calves might get
so big that we’ll have to have real-
ly big, strong wrestlers to hold
them down, but somehow we’ll get
by. We always have in the past
and probably will in the future.
The nice rain was completely
worth the trouble. Thank you,
If you want some rain, all you
have to do is schedule a branding.
That’s what we did, and it worked
a treat. The same storm, of course,
lifted the roof off the shed at the
river place, tossed it over north
towards the river and damaged a
tractor in the process. This wasn’t
so great, but the rain was wel-
comed. At least the strong wind
didn’t hurt Ted or damage his
nearby house.
The main problem with all this
is having to reschedule branding.
We had the help lined up, the fire-
wood, vaccine, food for the crew
and other supplies all ready to go,
and now we have to fall back and
regroup. The firewood isn’t going
anywhere. It just has to dry out.
The crew can be harder to
reschedule since there are lots of
brandings at this time of year
which makes it tricky to find
enough available guys on any
given date. Some of the food can
be frozen and hauled out again
later, but you can’t keep potato
salad very long or refreeze thawed
beef roasts.
Nevertheless, getting some
moisture was worth a lot. We were
starting to fuss about the lack
thereof. A few ranchers were even
selling some of their cattle due to
a shortage of feed caused by get-
ting little hay last year and not
having much of anything growing
yet this year. We did have a heavy
snow recently, but that never
brings much growth on the prairie
until we get a good rain. Now, per-
haps we are getting somewhere.
Lookin’ Around
• Syd Iwan •
Standard beef cut names to ease confusion
A flat iron steak by any other
name is still a tender and delicious
beef steak; but the fact that it has
also been called other names,
including top blade steak and top
chuck steak, can be confusing to
consumers. That is why Ron Fred-
erick, executive director of the
South Dakota Beef Industry Coun-
cil (SDBIC), is pleased to see stan-
dardization underway in the nam-
ing and labeling of beef cuts.
Frederick says significant
updates to the Uniform Retail
Meat Identity Standards (URMIS)
system were approved early this
year after the Beef Checkoff, in
partnership with the National
Pork Board, spent more than 18
months conducting research with
consumers to identify what, specif-
ically, will help them better under-
stand the beef and pork cuts they
see every day at the meat case.
The resulting changes to beef
nomenclature and package label-
ing will provide standardized cut
names and basic information on
fresh beef preparation.
It’s a change that SDSU Meat
Specialist Dr. Keith Underwood
says should make for a more con-
sumer-friendly beef purchase
experience. “Research has shown
that if consumers are confused
about a cut of meat, instead of try-
ing a new value cut like the flat
iron, for example, they’ll go back to
purchasing the three or four cuts
they are familiar with and with
which they’ve had success in the
past,” explains Underwood. “Con-
fusion is a roadblock that can keep
them from branching out and try-
ing new cuts.”
In addition to simplifying the
name cuts of beef, Underwood says
a recommended new label format
that will clearly and concisely dis-
play the name cuts of beef and
include basic use and preparation
information is a plus for con-
sumers and beef producers alike.
“There are some cuts that may
not react best to dry heat cooking
like grilling or broiling,” he says,
“but might need to be braised or
are great in a stir-fry, for example.
Helping the consumer know how
best to utilize and cook that specif-
ic beef cut will help provide them
with a much more positive eating
Underwood says that while the
URMIS standards are not man-
dated, he expects larger retailers
to come on board more quickly,
while smaller retailers may take
longer to transition to the new
labeling and name standards. To
assist retailers, he says the Beef
Checkoff, Pork Checkoff and
American Lamb Board are funding
www.meattrack.com, a website
providing information and tools for
retailers. “It provides a list of
adoptive common names approved
for use under the standards and
provides some examples of labels
and other resources for retailers
and training tools as they transi-
tion,” explains Underwood.
Concludes Frederick, “These
new standards and the resources
to help implement them are exam-
ples of the ongoing efforts of the
industry to make needed changes
at the meat counter so shoppers
can be more confident about the
beef they purchase.”
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2013 Graduations
Section A • Murdo Coyote • May 23, 2013 • Page 7
As your student graduates,
keep them up on hometown news with a
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8th grade graduates… Back from left to right: Reed Venard, Zachary Hespe, Dalton Kinsley,
Jacob Lolley, Austin Venard. Front: Troi Valburg, Bailey Klemann, Molly Nies, Hannah Hight, Haley
Booth, Madison Gyles, Aliana Kell and Jamilyn Addison.
Kindergarten graduates… Back from left to right: Rilyn Freeman, Gavyn Fire Cloud, Keyan
Falcon, Ella Dowling, Lyle Boni and Slyder Benedict. Middle: Zakk Michalek, Lily Larvie, Alethea
Kustar, Bria Klingberg, Taya Iversen and Kolten Hatheway. Front: Gunnar Whitney, Briana White
Buffalo, Timber Vevig, Corben Ruetter, Jace Nix, Emmy Newsam and Blake Schmidt.
Ushers… Juniors Skyler
Miller and Mikayla Waldron
were selected to usher the
graduating seniors to their
place in front of a packed audi-
Recalling memories…
Melissa Mairena, left, and
Janna Glaze laugh as they
reminisce listening to Becky
Bryan’s class history speech.
Encouragement… Josh
Daum speaks to his class
encouraging them to be true
to themselves and work hard.
Ready to walk… As tradition holds, the class of 2013 gath-
ered in the high school library to dress for their big moment with
the help of teacher Margie Peters. The room was buzzing with
nerves and excitement as they waited for Larry Ball’s direction
to trek to the auditorium lobby.
Congratulations… Friends and family attending graduation
line up to give hugs and handshakes of encouragement and con-
gratulations to the recent graduates.
JCHS Choir… The JCHS choir sang Homeward Bound, under
the direction of choir director Rose Comp.
Talented Voices… Becky Bryan, left, and Nicki Kell lend
their voices one last time as students of Jones County High
School as they sing Remember Me by Ruth Gray.
Eighth grade graduates recognized with seniors
Class of 2013… Back from left to right: Ryan Kirscher, Wyatt Hespe, Joshua Daum, Wyatt Walker, Augustus Volmer, Philip
Mathews, Kyle Manke. Front: Janna Glaze, Paige Venard, Emiley Nies, Melissa Mairena, Rebecca Bryan, Nicolette Kell.
Jones County High School Class of 2013
Class of 2025 ready to conquer first grade
Congratulations to
the graduating
classes of 2013,
2017 and 2025!
School News
Section A • Murdo Coyote • May 23, 2013 • Page 8
City Youth Golf Lessons
Ages 8-18
Starting May 28, 2013
Lessons will be offered from
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Tuesday &
Thursday throughout the summer. Times
may be adjusted according to enrollment
No Charge
Call Jody Gittings at 605-680-3360 to line up lessons
All Golfers must have a waiver signed prior to lessons
School board votes to expand
football cheerleading squad
by Karlee Moore
The Jones County School board
met on Tuesday, May 14 at 5:15
p.m., rescheduled due to Awards
Night being held on Monday night.
Present at the meeting includ-
ed: Lorrie Esmay, Larry Ball, Mike
Hunt, Brett Nix, Scott Mathews,
Carrie Lolley, Chad Whitney, Tami
Schreiber, Gary Knispel, Ashley
Geigle, Cheryl Iversen, Jill Rankin
and Karlee Moore.
Esmay, Rankin and Geigle
addressed the board concerning
the addition of cheerleaders and
another Charlie Coyote to the foot-
ball cheerleading squad. They are
judges for cheerleading tryouts
and said that over the past couple
years, the tryout numbers have
been increasing. They suggested
allowing six cheerleaders and two
Charlie Coyotes. Rankin reminded
the board that the girls cover their
own expenses. Esmay said that
the Charlie Coyote does not travel
to away games, and there are
already two uniforms. Rankin said
that they wanted to keep seeing
this many girls try out. Hunt said
if the board decides to approve the
proposal, they would have to lock
in the number of cheerleaders and
not change it on a yearly basis.
The board later agreed in execu-
tive session to allow six cheerlead-
ers and two Charlie Coyotes.
Knispel then addressed the
board with the financial report. He
said that the revenues and expen-
ditures come out fairly close in the
general fund. He told the board
that he usually figures three to
three and one-half percent of carry
over for the budget each year.
Mathews asked Knispel how many
years the school district has come
in under budget. Knispel didn’t
think they had ever been over
The capital outlay currently has
$195,000. Extra capital outlay
projects this year include: resur-
facing the elementary school play-
ground, more equipment for the
DDN technology, a fence around
the football field, increased securi-
ty and online books and resources.
Next, the board voted for posi-
tions on the SDHSAA Board of
Directors. The board asked for
Ball’s opinion on the matter. He
recommended Mike Miller from
Aberdeen and Dan Whalen, athlet-
ic director for Pierre’s Riggs High
School. They agreed and also voted
on a SDHSAA amendment for
their constitution.
The board agreed to move the
count date for enrollment from
January back to December 1. They
also approved summer contracts
for the extended school year for
special needs students and title
Letters of resignation were sub-
mitted by Beth Feddersen and
Andrea Diehm. The board accept-
ed Feddersen’s resignation.
Discussion items included the
senior class trip, which was report-
ed as having gone well, negotia-
tions that were discussed in execu-
tive session and graduation.
The board also talked about the
fitness center upgrade. Ball said
that they have received the new
flooring that will be installed in
both sides of the fitness center, as
well as new replacement equip-
ment. The room will be closed for a
few days for the renovations. The
board discussed the new waiver
and said that all card holders will
have to go to the high school to
have their cards reactivated and to
sign a waiver.
Iversen asked about the possi-
bility of opening the locker room in
the north hallway for restroom
use. She suggested leaving a key
in the fitness center for the rest-
Ball told the board that JayTee
Sealey had asked him if the school
would be interested in buying the
appliances he had purchased for
the school house. The school dis-
trict has hired a new superintend-
ent and included the home that
the school owns in the offer. The
board didn’t make a decision dur-
ing the meeting.
The board went in to executive
session at 6:30 p.m. and concluded
the meeting immediately after.
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South Dakota American Legion Boys State
The American Legion, Depart-
ment of South Dakota State Head-
quarters in Watertown reported
that the 71st Annual Session of
The American Legion Boys State
of South Dakota will convene on
the campus of Northern State Uni-
versity on Monday, May 27. The
American Legion is gearing up to
welcome up to 360 young men, all
between their junior and senior
years in high school, from all
across South Dakota for this year’s
session. Ty Wiley, of Sioux Falls, (a
senior this year at Washington
High School) who was elected Gov-
ernor at the 70th Annual Session,
will serve as the leader of this
year’s session until the new gover-
nor is elected on Thursday, May
30th. This year’s session will end
on Friday, May 31.
Boys state participants selected
from Jones County High School
include: Skyler Miller and Jackson
The five-day session, part of
The American Legion’s American-
ism Program, is one of the most
respected and selective education-
al programs of government
instruction for high school stu-
dents in the nation. South Dakota
American Legion Boys State start-
ed in Aberdeen in 1940 and contin-
ued through 1942. World War II
made it necessary to drop the
activity from 1943-1945, but in
1946 South Dakota American
Legion Boys State was resumed.
American Legion Boys State is a
participatory program where each
boy becomes a part of the opera-
tion of his local, county and state
government. The boys will be
exposed to the rights and privi-
leges, the duties and responsibili-
ties of a citizen. The training is
objective and practical with city,
county and state government oper-
ated by elected and appointed offi-
cials duly placed in office by the
participants. Activities include
legislative sessions, court proceed-
ings, law enforcement presenta-
tions, assemblies, bands, chorus
and recreational programs. Anoth-
er unique aspect of American
Legion Boys State is Journalism
City. Journalism City offers an
opportunity for additional young
men to participate in the Boys
State program, but from a differ-
ent perspective. The participants
in Journalism City are responsible
for covering the events of the ses-
sion, reporting and recording the
proceedings, and publishing a
daily newspaper, The Sunshine
Scribe, each day during the ses-
sion. Journalism City is directed
by Pat Leary of Volga, South Dako-
Participants for American
Legion Boys State are normally
selected by local American Legion
Posts following recommendations
by school officials. In most cases,
the expenses associated with
attendance are paid by a sponsor-
ing American Legion Post, a local
business or another community-
based organization.
Approximately 60 volunteer
staff members consisting of
Legionnaires and educators, along
with civic and government leaders
will participate as counselors and
advisors during the week-long pro-
gram. John Slunecks of Sioux
Falls and Mitchell Keena of Sioux
Falls, who were selected at last
year’s session to attend American
Legion Boys Nation in Washing-
ton, D.C., will also participate in
this year’s session as junior coun-
The South Dakota American
Legion Boys State program this
year will be conducted under the
direction of the Director of The
American Legion Boys State of
South Dakota, Gene Opbroek of
Pickstown and The American
Legion Boys State Board of Direc-
Among the famous persons who
have previously attended Ameri-
can Legion Boys State of South
Dakota are former Senate Majori-
ty Leader Tom Daschle, former
NBC anchor Tom Brokaw, former
Senator Larry Pressler, former
South Dakota Governor Frank
Farrar, USA Today founder Al
Neuharth, and Astronaut Charles
Prairie Rangers… 4-H Leader Vanessa Hight giving last minute
instructions to servers before Pheasants Forever Banquet. The
Prairie Rangers 4-H Club teamed with Pheasants Forever West River
Chapter on May 4th for their annual banquet and auction. The club
served 175 plus guests a delicious catered meal of pulled pork, baked
beans and potato salad.
4-H Shooting Sports… 4-H archers were given a chance to
participate in a 3-D course sponsored by the How-Kota Archery
Club of Pierre. It is a fun shoot that takes place outdoors using
3-D targets and is open to anyone who enjoys shooting bow. The
three Hespe siblings, who are all Sr. Jones County 4-H shooters,
walked the course on April 28 at the conclusion of the State 4-
H Shooting Sports Match. Wyatt Hespe earned a purple ribbon
with his score of 230.03, Zach Hespe shot in the blue ribbon cat-
egory and Kalli Hespe received a red ribbon for her efforts. Pic-
tured from left to right are: Keith Hespe, Zach Hespe, Wyatt
Hespe, Kalli Hespe and Stephanie Hespe.
Courtesy photo
Tony Chestnut… Deb Venard’s kindergarten class performs
Tony Chestnut, a hit at the spring concert.
Photos by Lonna Jackson
Third and fourth grades… Deb Venard directed the third
and fourth grades in singing Friend Song and Friends Are Good
First through fourth grades… Deb Venard directs the first through fourth grades in singing
two songs: Aloha, My Friend and We Appreciate You.
Fifth grade girls… From left to right: Paige Moreland, Haily
Cook, Emily Jacobs and Lilli Moore perform Side By Side.
Sixth Grade boys… Rose Comp directs the sixth grade boys who sang Who Did Swallow
Jonah? by Jill Gallina.
Elementary performs friendship spring concert 4-H stays busy in spring
Morning Star… Jacob
Birkeland performs his saxo-
phone solo, Morning Star.
Great job to all performers
and directors at the spring
Section B • Murdo Coyote • May 23, 2013 • Page 9
Boys 4x400 Meter Relay… from left to right: Alternate
Dalton Kinsley, Wyatt Hespe, Josh Daum, Cody Hight and Chad
Girls 4x200 Meter Relay… from left to right: Calli Glaze,
Mikayla Waldron, Rachel Buxcel and Kalli Hespe. The Lady Coy-
otes running this relay broke a school record with a time of
Photos by Karlee Moore
Girls 4x400 Meter Relay… from left to right: Kalli Hespe,
Mikayla Waldron, Rachel Buxcel and Hannah Hight.
Courtesy photo
200 Meter Dash… Wyatt
Hespe placed second in the
200 meter dash and first in
the 400 meter dash, sending
him to the state meet in two
individual events in addition
to the 4x400 meter relay.
800 Meter Run… Rachel
Buxcel placed first in the 800
meter run and will compete in
the event at the state track
meet May 24-25.
Coyotes break school record,
qualify for five state events
Elementary Field Day displays
future promising J.C. athletes
by Karlee Moore
The Jones County Coyote track
team had a successful day at the
Region track meet, held Thursday,
May 16 in Kadoka. Qualifying
events include: boys 4x400 meter
relay, girls 4x200 meter relay, girls
4x400 meter relay, Wyatt Hespe in
the 200 meter dash and 400 meter
dash and Rachel Buxcel in the 800
meter run.
The girls realized at track prac-
tice on Friday that they broke a
school record in the 4x200 meter
relay with a time of 1:52.80. The
team includes Calli Glaze, Rachel
Buxcel, Mikayla Waldron and
Kalli Glaze. They placed first at
the region meet, qualifying them
for the state track meet. The state
meet will be held May 24-25 at
Howard Wood Field in Sioux Falls.
The previous record holders for
the 4x200 meter relay included
Sarah Dowling, Staci Royer,
Caitlin Eckert and Nichole
Roghair with a time of 1:52.90, set
in 2004.
The girls 4x400 meter relay
team that includes Kalli Hespe,
Mikayla Waldron, Rachel Buxcel
and Hannah Hight also qualified
for the state tournament, placing
first at regions with a time of
Rachel Buxcel placed first in the
800 meter run, running a time of
2:28.00 and qualifying her for
The boys track team performed
well at the region meet, qualifying
three events for the state meet.
The boys 4x400 meter relay
placed second in the region meet
with a time of 3:42.50. Runners
include Chad Johnson, Cody
Hight, Josh Daum and Hespe. Dal-
ton Kinsley will be traveling to the
meet as an alternate for the team.
Hespe qualified individually in
two events. He ran a 22.95 second
200 meter dash, earning him sec-
ond place. He was close to beating
the school record in this event held
by Brent Dowling. Dowling ran a
22.75 in 1991.
Hespe also qualified in the 400
meter dash, running a first place
52.50 finish.
The Coyote team did well as a
whole, participating in many
events. Skylar Green ran a 6:42.90
in the 1600 meter run, placing
sixth in the finals. Green also
placed sixth in the 3200 meter run
finals with a time of 14:59.60. Also
competing individually, Molly
Dowling, seventh grade, placed
seventh in the long jump, jumping
11 feet, 10.75 inches.
Jones County placed two other
girls relay teams at the region
meet, however they didn’t qualify
for the state meet. The girls 4x100
relay that included Paige Venard,
Melyssa Manecke, Jami Addison
and Melissa Montoya placed sixth
in the finals with a time of 59.80.
The girls 1600 sprint medley ran a
time of 4:50.70 and placed fourth.
The medley team included Calli
Glaze, Mikayla Waldron, Hannah
Hight and Kalli Hespe.
Dylan Kinsley ran the 800
meter run and finished seventh
with a time of 2:25.20. Two other
boys relay teams narrowly missed
qualifying for state. The 4x200
relay team of Chad Johnson, Cody
Hight, Josh Daum and Wyatt
Hespe ran a 1:38.30, placing third.
Second place went to Wall with a
time of 1:37.00. The boys 1600
spring medley also placed third
with a time of 3:59.10. The medley
team included Dalton Kinsley,
Cody Hight, Chad Johnson and
Josh Daum. White River took the
second place position with a time
of 3:53.80. The Coyote team has
been practicing and looking for-
ward to the state meet later in the
Future jumper… Emily
Jacobs, fifth grade, participat-
ing in the long jump at field
day held Wednesday, May 15.
Photos by Karlee Moore
Learning the tricks of
the trade… Chance Dugan,
right, fourth grade, hands the
baton off to Ty Fouss, fourth
grade, during the fourth grade
4x100 meter relay at field day.
The students learned and
practiced their track and field
events during P.E.
First grade boys 75 meter dash… from left to right: Teagan Mann, Kade Larson, Jett Nix,
Peyton Jankord and Kaden Kinsley.
Softball throw… Zakk Michalek, kindergarten, puts all of his
effort into the softball throw as classmate Keyan Falcon cheers
him on.
Third Grade 4x100 meter relay… from left to right:
Bridger Hight, Carter Iversen, Taylor Feddersen and Seiney
Moore. During some of the relay races, the boys and girls from
each class competed against each other.
State News
Section B • Murdo Coyote • May 23, 2013 • Page 10
Searching for oldest
living South Dakotan
South Dakota Health Care
Association’s Century Club is in
search of the 2013 Centenarian of
the Year. In order to qualify for
this honorable recognition, your
birth date must be before Novem-
ber 25, 1904. You must be at least
108 years old to be considered to
earn this recognition!
According to Century Club
records, Dorothy Antritter who
lives in Watertown, SD, was born
November 25, 1904, is currently
the eldest living South Dakotan
and is anticipating celebrating her
109th birthday! Therefore, if you
are aware of a South Dakota resi-
dent who is older than Dorothy,
please contact our office.
The Century Club is open to
everyone in the State of South
Dakota upon reaching his or her
100th birthday. There are no dues
and every inductee receives a spe-
cially designed, framed certificate
and membership card. The Centu-
ry Club has received nearly 1,050
applicants to induct since it began
in 1997. A specially designed,
framed certificate will be present-
ed to the current eldest living Cen-
tury Club Member recognizing
him or her as the “Centenarian of
the Year.”
If you know someone in your
community that would qualify for
the Centenarian of the Year or you
want an application to induct
someone in to the Century Club,
please contact LuAnn Severson,
Century Club Coordinator, South
Dakota Health Care Association at
1-800-952-3052 or write: Century
Club, South Dakota Health Care
Association, 804 N Western
Avenue, Sioux Falls, S.D. 57104 or
you may download an application
at www.sdhca.org.
2013 survey shows healthy
Black Hills elk populations
Covering more than 5,000
square miles of private, state and
national forest land, South Dakota
Game, Fish & Parks conducted an
aerial elk survey of the entire
Black Hills this winter and survey
results have been tallied.
“It was a huge undertaking,”
says John Kanta, Regional
Wildlife Manager of the $160,000
project which involved more than
20 Game, Fish & Parks staff and
about 175 hours of fly time.
The 2013 elk aerial survey is
the first to take in the entire Black
Hills and was wholly funded by
hunting license dollars. Flying
only 40 to 50 feet above the
ground, GF&P wildlife biologists
scouted every square mile of the
Black Hills from helicopter.
“Snow cover is invaluable to
this effort,” Kanta says. “It allows
us to spot the elk better in all habi-
tat types and get an accurate
When the biologists spot a
group of elk, they count every ani-
mal and identify the sex and age of
the elk in the group. The wildlife
biologists also document the per-
cent of visual obstruction caused
by trees or vegetation. All this
data is then entered into a sighta-
bility model.
“The model was developed using
years of data collected during
research conducted by South
Dakota State University and is
basically designed to correct for
elk not seen because of a number
of reasons,” Kanta says.
Although ground surveys are
conducted annually, in order to
obtain the most accurate count,
Kanta says collecting the data
from the air is essential.
“This is the absolute best way to
observe elk populations. Because
of the terrain it would be impossi-
ble to cover the entire Black Hills
from the ground,” he says.
A bird’s eye view is not only
essential, it also allows the survey
to be conducted in a timely fashion
- because as Kanta points out, elk
don't stay in one place for long.
Utilizing GPS technology survey-
ing is a systematic process.
“Our team broke the Black Hills
into 254 subunits and then used
GPS technology to fly and survey a
specific subunit. This systematic
approach ensures we don’t miss
anything,” Kanta says.
Once the surveys are complete
the GF&P team compiles and
enters the data collected into the
sightability model to generate a
population estimate. According to
2013 data, Kanta says the Black
Hills elk population is healthy -
but there is room for improvement.
“Overall we have a good popula-
tion of elk. Although the heart of
the Black Hills looks good, densi-
ties in the eastern portion of the
Hills are lower and we’d like to see
them increase.”
Survey Impacts License
Kanta says a lot rides on the
survey results. Each year almost
13,000 hunters vie for the coveted
elk licenses through a lottery sys-
tem. Last year 570 rifle licenses
and 97 archery licenses were
According to the 2013 survey,
there are just over 6,000 elk in the
Black Hills including Custer State
Park and Wind Cave National
Park. GF&P wildlife biologists will
use the information gathered from
the 2013 Elk Survey to develop
management plans for the Black
Hills. These plans include how
many rifle and archery elk licens-
es to issue.
“Without survey data we would
be managing the Black Hills’ elk
population on our best educated
guess,” Kanta says.
The 2013 aerial survey also
demonstrated the value in aerial
surveys as recent ground surveys
were off by about 2,000 elk. Mov-
ing forward the GF&P plan to con-
duct similar aerial surveys every
three to five years.
“Prior to this year’s survey, our
estimates were conservative,”
Kanta says.
According to historical data,
Black Hills elk numbers can vary
greatly depending on the harvest
pressure, lion predation, disease,
vehicle strikes, weather and fire
events. For example, survey data
from 2000 show record high num-
bers of elk following the Jasper
Fire. “The fire opened up a lot
more habitat to elk, who like open
green areas for feeding that are
surrounded by forest for protec-
tion,” Kanta explains.
However, by 2008, numbers
were low, so GF&P responded by
reducing the number of licenses
issued. Now that numbers have
begun to rebound, Kanta says
hunters can expect more licenses
to be made available in the years
to come.
GF&P also shares the data they
collect with other agencies who
manage wildlife within the state.
This is an invaluable tool says
Greg Schroeder, Chief of Natural
Resources at Wind Cave National
“Although we conduct our own
surveys from the ground and have
a good handle on the elk popula-
tion within the park, it’s beneficial
to have numbers from an aerial
survey to compare with our ground
count,” Schroeder says. “When it
comes to managing wildlife, we
can't consider ourselves an island.
We're part of an entire ecosystem.”
Hunters can enter into the elk
license lottery by either filling out
a handwritten form or completing
an on-line application at gfp.sd.
gov and submitting a $5 nonre-
fundable fee. To view a video shot
from the survey helicopter visit
the South Dakota GF&P YouTube
Emergency Medical Services
Week: May 19 – 25, 2013
South Dakota is recognizing
men and women involved in emer-
gency medical services as a vital
part of public safety during Emer-
gency Medical Services Week, May
19 through May 25.
“The emergency medical servic-
es system consists of emergency
physicians, emergency nurses,
emergency medical technicians,
paramedics, firefighters, educa-
tors, administrators,’’ Gov. Dennis
Daugaard said in an official
proclamation. “The access to qual-
ity emergency care dramatically
improves the survival and recov-
ery rate of those who experience
sudden illness or injury.”
The week is set aside to honor
the people on the front lines of
medicine, says Marilyn Rutz,
Director of Emergency Medical
Services in the State Department
of Public Safety.
“These people do the job
because they have a commitment
to their communities and to the
people who live there,’’ Rutz said.
“It takes immense sacrifice and
dedication, both from the respon-
ders and the family members who
support them.”
Nearly 80 percent of South
Dakota’s emergency medical tech-
nicians are volunteers. They vol-
unteer many hours to train, to
keep certification and skills up to
date and to provide the vital emer-
gency services to their communi-
ties, Rutz said.
For more information about the
South Dakota Emergency Medical
Services, visit http://dps.sd.gov/
The Clinical View
• Dr. P.E. Hoffsten •
Heart attacks are caused by a
blood clot to an artery that sup-
plies a part of the heart. Eighty-
five percent of strokes are caused
by a clot that forms in an artery
that supplies a part of the brain.
By the fact that these are two of
the leading causes of death in the
United States, there have been
many medications developed to
prevent arterial blood clots.
Aspirin is a preventive for heart
attack and stroke with a remark-
able margin of safety.
But venous blood clots are med-
ically different than arterial blood
clots. Venous blood clots cause
death by blocking the circulation
to the lungs. Different classes of
clot preventers are used to treat
venous blood clots. One of these is
called warfarin, a product devel-
oped in the 1950s that is still the
most commonly used blood thinner
that we have. It is very cumber-
some to use because it requires
blood tests to monitor the drug
level. There are many products
that interfere with warfarin’s
effects. Green leafy vegetables
decrease the warfarin effect and
allow the blood to clot too easily. A
host of drugs that are used in med-
icine amplify the effect of warfarin
and make the person more likely
to bleed abnormally. New medica-
tions called Pradaxa and Xarelto
have recently been introduced to
substitute for warfarin. These
products do not require the fre-
quent blood tests that warfarin
does but these products are still
very expensive at this point. When
a venous clot is first detected, a
product called heparin is immedi-
ately started because warfarin
takes several days to reach a ther-
apeutic effect.
But what does one do when the
person is forming blood clots
abnormally in blood vessels but
bleeding in another site in the
body such as a stomach ulcer. An
example of such a case is described
The gentleman was a very
active farmer who unfortunately
was involved in a farm accident.
His left leg was crushed with
resulting severe damage. But the
reason for the farm accident was a
stroke which caused the farm acci-
dent in the first place. The gentle-
man had been hospitalized and an
extensive surgical treatment
undertaken to save his leg. One of
the common complications of
injury such as this is blood clots
that form in the legs. These blood
clots tend to break off from where
they are formed in the leg. They
are then carried through the large
venous blood vessels in the
abdomen up to the lungs where
the clots lodge blocking the circu-
lation of blood through the lungs.
After enough clots have formed
and lodged in the lungs, the condi-
tion is fatal.
The standard immediate treat-
ment for this problem is the use of
a product called heparin which is
one of the medications used to stop
blood clots from forming. But in
this gentleman’s situation where
he had a stroke with a bleed into
his brain, medications to stop the
blood from clotting normally can
extend the stroke and result in a
fatal and/or a severely disabling
problem such as more brain dam-
A way of dealing with this prob-
lem was developed in the 1960s.
When this dilemma of needing to
anti-coagulate someone who had
severe risks of bleeding occurred,
some very bright thinking physi-
cian’s invented a filter that could
be placed in the person’s main
blood vessel (inferior vena cava)
carrying blood back to the lungs.
The idea was to let the filter catch
blood clots in the leg in route to the
lungs where the damage would
occur. During the decade of the
60s, these filters were hailed as
the answer to a previously major
problem. In 1979, 2000 of these fil-
ters were placed in individuals
with the dilemma described above.
By the end of the century, 50,000
filters a year were being placed to
deal with the problem of people
who were forming clots and yet
having severe bleeding risks.
And yet through all of these 40
years, there had really been no
studies done to evaluate the safety
and effectiveness of these blood
clot filters. Indeed, they had their
own serious complications and
side effects. The most common side
effect was that the filter would
become full of blood clots and block
off the inferior vena cava com-
pletely. This would prevent blood
from returning to the heart in a
normal manner and the person
would develop severe swelling
(edema) of the legs on both sides.
There would therefore be a gain of
15-20 pounds of water in the legs
making them quite swollen and
potentially developing ulcers.
Three articles in the most
recent issue of The Archives of
Internal Medicine analyze this
problem. One of the articles notes
that the mortality rate in individ-
uals using these filters was no bet-
ter than those who did not use
There are situations such as
this one where the idea is so logi-
cal that nobody ever tested
whether or not it worked. One of
the major dictums of medical care
is “first, do no harm.” This rule is
very frequently broken in the
delivery of medical care. Defying
this rule is often justified by say-
ing “the benefit is better than the
harm it may cause.” The benefit of
removing the person’s appendix is
felt to justify the surgical compli-
cations and discomfort that occur
when an appendectomy is done. In
my opinion, a surgeon can justifi-
ably say that the person’s life was
saved from appendicitis even
though the surgery may be uncom-
fortable, occasionally complicated,
and rarely fatal. The risk/benefit
ratio is said to be justified. The
dilemma outlined above presents a
different problem. Specifically, the
filters used to stop blood clots do
not have an analyzed track record
showing that they saved lives at
all. The complications from these
filters are appreciable. Whether to
continue to use these filters in the
future will require further
research and evaluation of the
results. To this time, the dilemma
remains. Things are rarely simple
in medicine care.
South Dakota joins
Million Hearts Movement
The South Dakota Department
of Health is joining the Million
Hearts initiative by encouraging
people to take the online pledge to
live longer, healthier lives.
“We’re excited for what Million
Hearts can do for the overall
health of South Dakota. By taking
the Million Hearts pledge, people
have the opportunity to turn
awareness into positive action to
improve their health,” said Linda
Ahrendt administrator for the
Office of Chronic Disease Preven-
tion and Health Promotion at the
Million Hearts is aimed at pre-
venting 1 million heart attacks
and strokes by 2017 by empower-
ing people across the nation to
make simple, healthy choices such
as quitting smoking, reducing
sodium and trans fat consumption.
The campaign also stresses the
monitoring and management of
blood pressure and cholesterol lev-
“May is National Stroke Aware-
ness Month, so it’s a great way to
tie cardiovascular health in South
Dakota to the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services Mil-
lion Hearts initiative,” said
Almost 800,000 stokes occur in
the U.S. each year, yet most people
cannot identify stroke warning
signs or risk factors. Some studies
indicate that up to 80 percent of
strokes can be prevented. Nation-
ally, cardiovascular disease costs
business and communities over
$444 billion annually in lost pro-
ductivity and health care expens-
Million Hearts complements
other tools and resources the
department’s Heart Disease and
Stroke program offers. People can
also visit the program’s new Face-
book page at www.facebook.com
/SDHealthyLife to take the pledge,
share their stories and access tips
and resources to help prevent
heart disease and strokes.
To learn more about the Million
Hearts initiative, visit http://mil-
Improving the health behaviors
of South Dakotans to reduce
chronic diseases such as heart dis-
ease is one goal of the depart-
ment’s Health 2020 initiative. www.ravellettepublications.com
Noem announces launch
of “Ag Talk with Kristi”
Rep. Kristi Noem announced
today that she will host an “Ag
Talk with Kristi” conference call
with South Dakota farmers,
ranchers and agriculture stake-
holders on Thursday, May 23. Rep.
Noem will provide an update on
recent Farm Bill developments
and will also answer questions.
All South Dakotans are welcome
to call in to simply listen or to ask
a question or provide feedback.
“I hope you can join me before
heading out into the field or before
chores for a casual conversation
about ag policy in Washington,
D.C.,” said Rep. Noem. “I know it’s
early, but it’ll be a great opportuni-
ty for all of us to get on the phone
and talk about our state’s most
important industry.”
Noem plans to host “Ag Talk
with Kristi” calls periodically to
keep South Dakotans appraised
and to continue receiving feedback
as the Farm Bill process contin-
Call-in information and addi-
tional details are listed below:
WHAT: Ag Talk with Kristi
WHEN: Thursday, May 23,
2013 6:00 a.m. CDT/5:00 a.m.
CALL-IN: 877-229-8493 (Toll-
PIN: 17590
Legal Notices
Section B • Murdo Coyote • May 23, 2013 • Page 11
Notice of Public
on Transfer Application
For Sale of Alcoholic Beverages
Board of County Commissioners in and
for the County of Jones in the City of
Murdo, South Dakota, on the 4th day of
June, 2013, at the hour of 10:00 a.m.
C.S.T. at the Jones County Courthouse
in the Commissioner’s meeting room will
meet to consider the following transfer
applications for a Malt Beverage License
and an On-Sale Retail Liquor License to
operate outside of a municipality for the
2012- 2013 licensing period, which have
been presented to the Board of County
Commissioners and filed in the County
Auditor’s office.
located in the SW Quarter of
Section 33, Township 1S,
Range 30E, for retail (on-off
sale) malt beverage.
located in the SW Quarter of
Section 33, Township 1S,
Range 30E, for retail (on-sale)
person, persons, or their attorney may
appear and be heard at said Public Hear-
ing who are interested in the approval or
rejection of any such application.
Dated at Murdo, South Dakota, this 7th
day of May, 2013.
John Brunskill,
County Auditor
Published May 23, 2013, at the total
approximate cost of $23.83.
Notice of Hearing
Resolution #2013-09
WHEREAS, there are insuffi-
cient funds in the following
2013 budget to cover expens-
es for the remainder of the
year and;
WHEREAS, a responsibility is
created which requires an
expenditure of funds making it
necessary that a Supplemen-
tal Budget be made, adopted
and approved providing for
appropriations with which to
meet such expenditures.
Such Supplemental Budget
will be in words and figures as
follows: EDS: Ten thousand
dollars ($10,000.00), payroll
and supplies.
MISSIONERS, that this reso-
lution be published in the legal
newspaper of Jones County
as a notice of intention of the
Board of Commissioners to
adopt the aforesaid Supple-
mental Budget.
that this budget will be consid-
ered at the Commissioner’s
room at the Jones County
Courthouse at 9:30 a.m. on
Tuesday, June 4, 2013, in the
City of Murdo, County of
Jones, State of South Dakota,
when and where any person
interested may appear and be
heard regarding the adoption
of this Supplemental Budget.
John Brunskill,
County Auditor
Published May 23, 2013, at the total
approximate cost of $32.85.
Notice of Public
Application for Sale
of Malt Beverages
City Council in and for the City of Murdo,
Jones County, South Dakota on the 5th
day of June, 2013, at the hour of 8:30
p.m. in the Council Chambers at 107
West Second Street, will meet in regular
session to consider the following applica-
tions for a Malt Beverage License, which
have been presented to the City Council
and filed with the Finance Officer, to
operate with the municipality.
Pioneer Country Mart
On/Off Sale Malt Beverage
The Rusty Spur
Package Malt Beverage
GTO Café (Doris Convey)
On/Off Sale Malt Beverage/Wine
Anchor Inn
Package Malt Beverage
Star Family Restaurant, LLC
Retail on/off sale
Malt Beverage/Wine
Farmers Union Oil Co.
On/Off Sale Malt Beverage
Pilot Travel Centers, LLC
On/Off Sale Malt Beverage
person, persons, or their attorney may
appear and be heard at said scheduled
public hearing who are interested in the
renewal or rejection of any said applica-
Krysti Barnes
Finance Officer
Published May 23, 2013, at the total
approximate cost of $22.02.
Notice of Bids
Being Accepted
The Draper Town Board will be accepting
sealed bids on a share basis for the hay
grounds that surround the Draper Dam
and Lagoon.
Bids will be opened June 3, 2013, at 8:00
p.m. at the Draper Hall.
For more specification or information,
contact one of the Draper Council men:
Kent Nies, Cody Hatheway or Kevin
Published May 23 & 30, 2013, at the total
approximate cost of $11.70.
Notice of Resolution
for Opt Out
Murdo Ambulance District
Resolution 3.2013
state that the above said board is unable
to operate under the tax limitation meas-
ure currently in statute. We therefore
OPT OUT of such tax limitation in the
amount of $8,802.00 starting with calen-
dar year 2013 taxes payable in the cal-
endar year 2014. This opt out will be for
2 (two) years, which will be through taxes
payable in the calendar year 2015. This
action has been taken by the board and
approved by at least a two-thirds vote of
the board.
This decision may be referred to a vote
of the people upon a petition signed by at
least five percent of the registered voters
in the district and filed with the governing
body within twenty days of the first publi-
cation of this decision.
Unless this action is referred to a vote of
the people and reversed by such vote,
this resolution authorizes the county
auditor to spread an excess levy to raise
tax dollars in the above stated amount.
/s/ Don Hieb
Don Hieb
Board Chairman
/s/ Matt Cazan
Matt Cazan
Board Member
/s/ Donna Fischer
Donna Fischer
Board Member
/s/ Sam Springer
Sam Springer
Board Member
/s/ Raymond Stotts
Raymond Stotts
Board Member
Published May 23 & 30, 2013, at the total
approximate cost of $36.40.
Proceedings of the
West River Water
Development District
Regular Session
April 12, 2013
CALL TO ORDER: The West River
Water Development District convened
for their regular meeting at the West
River Water Development District Project
Office in Murdo, S.D. Vice-Chairman
Casey Krogman called the meeting to
order at 10:43 a.m. (CT).
Roll Call was taken and Vice-Chairman
Krogman declared a quorum was pres-
ent. Directors present were: Casey Krog-
man, Veryl Prokop and Lorne Smith.
Absent: Joseph Hieb and Marion Matt.
Also present: Jake Fitzgerald, Manager;
Kati Venard, Sec./Bookkeeper; Dave
Larson, Larson Law PC.
APPROVE AGENDA: Motion by Direc-
tor Prokop, seconded by Director Smith
to approve the agenda. Motion carried
APPROVE MINUTES: The minutes of
the March 19, 2013, meeting were previ-
ously mailed to the Board for their
review. Motion by Director Smith, sec-
onded by Director Prokop to approve the
March minutes. Motion carried unani-
Bills: Casey Krogman - $55.41, Veryl
Prokop - $55.41, Lorne Smith - $55.41,
West River/Lyman-Jones RWS -
$1,000.00, Kadoka Press - $82.20,
Lyman County Herald - $62.56, Murdo
Coyote - $76.89, Pennington County
Courant - $65.66, Pioneer Review -
$70.18, Todd County Tribune - $76.26,
United States Treasury - $110.16,
Haakon County Conservation District -
$500.00 (previously approved). Motion
by Director Prokop, seconded by Direc-
tor Smith to approve the District bills.
Motion carried unanimously. B. District
Financial Status Report: The financial
status of the District to date was previ-
ously sent to the Board. A copy of the
March Financial Report is on file at the
District office in Murdo. Motion by Direc-
tor Prokop, seconded by Director Smith
to approve the March Financial Report.
Motion carried unanimously.
REPORTS: A. Manager’s Report: Man-
ager Fitzgerald presented his April report
to the Board. Motion by Director Smith,
seconded by Director Prokop to approve
the Manager’s Report. Motion carried
unanimously. B. Other Reports: None.
ADJOURNMENT: There being no further
business, the meeting was adjourned at
10:50 a.m. (CT).
/s/ Kati Venard
Kati Venard,
Recording Secretary
/s/ Casey Krogman
Casey Krogman,
Published May 23, 2013, at the total
approximate cost of $30.69.
Notice of School
Board Election
Jones County School District #37-3
A School District Election will be held on
the 4th day of June, 2013, in the voting
precinct in the Jones County School Dis-
trict No. 37‑3, South Dakota. If the poll
cannot be opened because of bad
weather, the election may be postponed
one week.
The Election poll will be open from seven
o'clock a.m. to seven o'clock p.m.CST on
the day of the election.
At the election, the following will be voted
upon: May vote for two (2) candidate for
three (3) year terms of office with the fol-
lowing persons running for the vacancies
for the at large positions:
Trent Manecke
Cheryl L. Saunders
Andy Rankin
Dean Volmer
The polling place of this district shall be
at the Murdo Auditorium in Murdo.
Voters with disabilities may contact the
business manager for information and
special assistance in absentee voting or
polling place accessibility.
Tami Schreiber
Business Manager
Jones County School District #37-3
Published May 23 & 30, 2013, at the total
approximate cost of $29.90.
Jones County Sheriff’s Report
The Sheriff ’s report is printed
as received by Jones County Sher-
iff ’s Office. It may or may not con-
tain every call received by the
Sheriff and Deputy calls:
April 22
Deputy Sylva responded to a
report of an abandoned vehi-
cle on US Hwy 83, mm59. The
owner was contacted and advised
to remove the vehicle A.S.A.P.
Deputy Sylva responded to I-90,
eastbound, mm186 to a report of
a semi vs. car accident with no
injuries. The SD Highway Patrol
wrote the accident.
April 23
Deputy Sylva responded to a
car vs. deer accident on I-90,
westbound, mm184. The vehicle
was towed away.
Sheriff Weber was in court in
Rapid City regarding a custody
hearing in Jones Co.
April 24
Sheriff Weber responded to a
911 hang up in Murdo. Every-
thing was found to be okay.
Sheriff Weber responded to a
motorist assist on I-90, west-
bound, mm196. The driver fixed
the problem and drove away.
Sheriff Weber assisted US Mar-
shalls with an arrest of a Murdo
resident with felony warrant.
The subject was transported to
the Hughes Co. Jail by the mar-
April 27
Deputy Sylva responded to a
motorist assist on I-90, westbound
mm184, with a trailer with a
flat tire that was changed.
Deputy Sylva was dispatched
by a concerned passerby to I-90,
mm198. The caller was con-
cerned about several large
round bales that were stacked
along the road that could possibly
blow across the highway. No
action was taken.
Deputy Sylva responded to a
report of a calf out on I-90,
mm208. The owner and DOT was
contacted and the calf was put
back in.
April 28
Deputy Sylva and Sheriff Weber
checked several areas in the
county for an underage party
after receiving a report of a party
from a phone call. No party was
Deputy Sylva and Sheriff Weber
arrested a subject for DUI in
Murdo resulting from a traffic
Sheriff Weber responded to a
report of a dead deer on the
roadway on I-90, westbound,
mm199. The deer was removed
from the roadway.
Sheriff Weber responded to a
report of several cows out on
SD Hwy 248, three miles west of
Murdo. The cattle were put back
in by care taker.
April 30
Deputy Sylva responded to
another report of a calf out on
I-90, mm208. The owner was con-
tacted and the calf was put back
May 1
Deputy Sylva checked on a
911 hangup. Unable to locate due
to unknown number and caller.
Deputy Sylva responded to two
separate vehicle accidents in
Murdo. Neither accident caused
enough damage to be a reportable
May 2
Deputy Sylva responded to the
Super 8 where a handgun was
found left in a room. The gun
was taken for safe keeping and
the owner is trying to be located.
May 4
Sheriff Weber responded to a
motorist assist on I-90, west-
bound, mm208. Driver fixed the
problem and drove away.
Sheriff Weber assisted the JC
Ambulance with a medical call
at a wedding party that was
being held at the Murdo Auditori-
um. One person was transported
to St. Mary’s by the ambulance.
Several intoxicated subjects were
removed from the auditorium and
the building was locked up.
May 5
Deputy Sylva responded to a
report of a dead deer on I-90,
eastbound, mm211. The deer was
Deputy Sylva responded to a
report of a vehicle that traveling
on I-90, westbound, mm206 that
would not let anyone pass.
Unable to locate.
Deputy Sylva responded to and
resolved a family dispute in
May 7
Sheriff Weber responded to two
separate reports of a calf out
in the north ditch on I-90,
mm209. There was no calf located
that was out either time.
Sheriff Weber responded to a
loud music complaint in Char-
lietown. Upon arrival, the area
was all quiet.
May 8
Sheriff Weber investigated a
report of a domestic distur-
bance that had occurred the
night before in Murdo. It was
found to have been a verbal argu-
ment and the parties were
advised to remain separated.
Sheriff Weber checked on two
suspicious subjects that were
walking the residential streets
in Murdo. Both subjects checked
out okay.
Sheriff Weber received a call
from a local pastor who stated
that there was a subject that
was in need of church fund
assistance for a motel room for
the night. The subject decided to
leave Murdo when the pastor
advised him the sheriff would be
checking on him.
May 9
Sheriff Weber responded to a
report of a dog that was bother-
ing small children that were
trying to play outside in Charli-
etown. The owner of the dog was
contacted and the problem was
May 10
Sheriff Weber responded to a
report of an intoxicated subject
causing problems inside two
separate businesses in Murdo.
The subject was located and
transported to the county line
where he was turned over to the
Mellette Co. Sheriff and was
taken to their jail to sober up.
Sheriff Weber transported a
transient from Murdo to the
Jackson Co. line, where he was
turned over to the Jackson Co.
May 11
Sheriff Weber searched the
county for any underage par-
ties. One was located and several
underage arrests were made.
Sheriff Weber booked in a sub-
ject that was arrested for DUI
in Jones Co. by the SD Highway
Sheriff Weber responded to a
report of a subject walking on I-
90, eastbound, mm206. The sub-
ject refused a ride and continued
walking eastbound.
Sheriff Weber received a report
of a missing dog in Murdo. Dog
has not been located.
Sheriff Weber responded to a
driving complaint on US Hwy
83, northbound. Unable to locate.
May 12
Sheriff Weber responded to a
report of a suspicious vehicle in
rural SE Jones Co. The vehicle
checked out to belong to the sub-
ject that owned the land it was on.
Sheriff Weber responded to a
report of a large piece of a tire
that was on I-90, eastbound,
mm191. The tire was removed
from the roadway.
May 14
Sheriff Weber assisted the SD
Highway Patrol with the search of
two vehicles which resulted in a
traffic stop by the trooper on I-90.
A large quanity of marijuana
was located, along with sever-
al other drug related items.
Two subjects were arrested and
booked in at the Sheriff's Office.
Both subjects bonded out and
were released.
May 15
Sheriff Weber responded to a
report of a calf out along I-90,
mm209. The care taker was con-
tacted and the calf was put back
Sheriff Weber responded to a
report of a vehicle driving
erratically in I-90, westbound,
mm231. Unable to locate.
May 16
Sheriff Weber received a call
from a company owner that had a
truck driver that was at the Pilot
in Murdo, and he wanted the
driver and his belongings
removed from the truck due to
health and safety issues with the
driver. The driver was removed
without an incident. The driver
left Murdo riding with another
driver from the same trucking
May 17
Sheriff Weber responded to I-
90, westbound, mm208, to a vehi-
cle with a flat tire and no
spare. The vehicle was towed to
Sheriff Weber responded to a
car vs. deer accident that
occurred on US Hwy 83,
mm65. The vehicle had received
minor damage. This was not a
reportable accident due to less
than one thousand dollars in dam-
Sheriff Weber responded to the
Pilot in Murdo to a civil dis-
pute in progress. The dispute
was resolved and the parties left.
May 18
Sheriff Weber responded to a
report of a truck driving down
the center of the highway on
US Hwy 83, northbound. The
truck was located and was
observed to be driving fine.
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HELP WANTED: Auto body tech-
nician for auto body, painting, and
glass work. Previous autobody
experience necessary. Located in
Britton. Weber Body Shop 605-
DISTRICT is seeking 1 elemen-
tary teacher, 1 Pre-School teacher,
and a Title 1 Teacher. Send a let-
ter of application and resume with
references: Alexander Public
School, Lynn Sims, PO Box 66,
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ACE READY MIX - is looking for
Ready Mix truck drivers. Compet-
itive wages and benefits. Stop by
the corner of Rice Street & N
Bahnson Ave, Sioux Falls, or call
605-338-0405 www.acereadymix.
com. EEO/AA.
Statewide construction jobs,
$12.00 - $18.00 OR MORE. No
experience necessary. Apply
online www.sdwork.org. #con-
hiring CDL drivers. Competitive
wages and benefits. Stop by the
corner of Rice and N Bahnson Ave,
Sioux Falls, or call 605-334-3204
Women and minorities encour-
aged to apply. EEO/AA.
SION is taking applications for
full-time Douglas County High-
way Superintendent. Must have
valid Class A Driver’s License.
Experience in road/bridge con-
struction/maintenance. For appli-
cation contact: Douglas County
Auditor (605) 724-2423.
School Boards of South Dakota
(ASBSD) seeks a person to serve
as Director to handle legal and
policy services. Qualifications –
Law Degree. Experience in educa-
tion, public policy, adjudication of
worker’s compensation claims,
public sector labor laws, human
relations and health insurance is
preferred. Application deadline,
Noon, June 14, 2013. Contact
Katie at: Katie@asbsd.org, 605-
773-2502, or ASBSD, PO Box
1059, Pierre, S.D. 57501 for com-
plete application materials or
aspx. Salary and benefits compet-
itive. An equal opportunity
ondary, Vocal 6-12, Contact: Dr.
Stephen Schulte, Supt., 516 8th
Ave. W. Sisseton, S.D. 57262,
(605)698-7613. Positions open
until filled. EOE.
Statewide construction jobs,
$12.00 - $18.00 OR MORE. No
experience necessary. Apply
online www.sdwork.org. #con-
INSTRUCTOR opening with the
Mobridge-Pollock School District
#62-6 for the 2013-2014 school
year. Contact Tim Frederick at
605-845-9204 for more informa-
tion. Applications to be sent to
Mobridge-Pollock School District
#62-6, Attn: Tim Frederick, 1107
1st Avenue East, Mobridge S.D.
57601. Open until filled. EOE.
seeks bookkeeper. Work from
home. Hourly wage based on expe-
rience. M-F 8-4, Degree/manage-
ment experience a plus. Resume,
questions: careers@smartsalesan-
TAL has full time Occupational
Therapist, RN and LPN or Med-
ical Assistant opportunities avail-
able. We are located in the beauti-
ful southern Black Hills of SD -
just a short distance from Mount
Rushmore, Wind Cave National
Park, Custer State Park, Jewel
Cave National Park and many
other outdoor attractions. Call
605-673-2229 ext. 110 for more
information or go to www.region-
alhealth.com to apply. EOE.
Statewide construction jobs,
$12.00 - $18.00 OR MORE. No
experience necessary. Apply
online www.sdwork.org. #con-
and one (1) blade operator wanted
Contact Davison County Highway
Department for details at 605-
TON, full time, accounting experi-
ence necessary. Responsible for
city accounting system: budget,
reports, payroll. Salary DOE,
qualifications. Information con-
tact City of Faulkton, 605-598-
6515, EOE.
Turnkey operation located in cen-
tral South Dakota. Commercial
hydroponic greenhouse (88x128)
on two acres, producing and dis-
tributing local produce. Estab-
lished statewide. Will sell with
existing crop and provide growers
training and tech support. For
more information, call 605-680-
9093. Serious inquiries only.
S.D. We have lowered the price &
will consider contract for deed.
Call Russell Spaid 605-280-1067.
Deadline is Tuesdays at 10 a.m.
Call: 669-2271
CLASSIFIED RATE: $5.00 minimum for up to 20 words.10¢ per word after
initial 20. Each name and initial must be counted as one word.
CARD OF THANKS: Poems, Tributes, Etc. $5.00 minimum for up to 20
words.10¢ per word after initial 20. Each name and initial must be counted
as one word.
NOTE: $2.00 added charge for bookkeeping and billing on all charges.
DISPLAY AD RATE: $5.20 per column inch.
PUBLISHER’S NOTICE: All real estate, advertised in this newspaper is
subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, which makes it illegal to
advertise “any preference, or discrimination on race, color, religion, sex, or
national origin, or any intention to make any such preference, limitation, or
This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate
which is a violation of the law. Our readers are informed that all dwellings
advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis.
Help Wanted
TIME position available in the
Murdo area assisting elderly and
disabled individuals in the comfort
of their own homes. Will assist
with basic cleaning, laundry, meal
prep, personal cares, and other
tasks which allow independence.
Flexible schedules and great sup-
plemental income. Please contact
the office (605) 224-2273 or 1-800-
899-2578. Be sure to check out our
website at homecareservicessd.
com. M18-4tc
ING: Specializing in controlling
Canada thistle on rangeland. ATV
application. Also prairie dogs. Call
Bill at 605-669-2298. M21-24tp
(weekend of Murdo Ranch Rodeo).
If you are planning on having a
rummage sale that weekend,
please contact the Murdo Coyote
for advertising specials 605-669-
Thank You
We would like to thank every-
one for being so generous with
their thoughts, prayers, cards and
memorials that we have received.
Bill and Sherry Philips
I want to thank family and
friends for the visits, cards, gifts,
goodies and calls while in the hos-
pital and here at home. Also hubby
Nelva for being a great caregiver.
My new knee is doing good.
Thanks again.
Janet Louder
A big THANK YOU to everyone
who came to the Faber home Sat-
urday evening and helped us
remember Curtis on the first
birthday anniversary after his
passing. The story telling and
friendship shared brought many
laughs and good memories of our
Dean and Deb Faber
Business & Professional Directory
Family Dentistry
James C. Szana, DDS
Murdo Health Center
Wednesday & Thursday
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(605) 869-2150
Family owned
and operated –
Our family serving
your family
Daryl & Scott Isburg,
Funeral Directors
and Seamless Gutters
Allen Heiman – Owner
P.O. Box 433
Presho, S.D. 57568-0433
Phone: (605) 895-9644
Cell: (605) 730-5634
Variety of Colors
Free Estimates
Ranchland Drug
Located in White River, S.D.
• Nightly Deliveries to Murdo
• Senior Citizen’s Discount
New Life Home, Inc.
Residential Living Center
24–Hour Care
Home–Like Atmosphere
203 W. Hwy. 16, Presho, S.D. • 605-895-2602
Low–Income Housing
1 & 2 bedroom apartments
Income–based rent
Includes light, heat, water and garbage pickup
Murdo Housing
& Redevelopment
Rent This Space
$4.25 a week/
minimum 3 mos.
Rent This Space
$4.25 a week/
minimum 3 mos.
Valburg Valburg
• Aerial & Ground Application
• Chemical & Fertilizer Sales
• GPS Equipped
Murdo, Martin & White River
Dan: 605-259-3134
Charlie: 605-452-3311
Darren Boyle Sales
New & Used Farm Equipment
REA Seeds
Cell: 605-222-0317 • Pierre, S.D.
E-mail: darrenboylesales@pie.midco.net
Website: www.darrenboylesales.com
dba Jones County Clinic
609 Garfield Ave., Murdo, SD 57559
J.S. McNeely
605-669-2121 Clinic
605-669-2553 Home
24-Hour Service
Light to Heavy Duty Towing
Repairs Domestic Cars & Trucks
Phone: (605) 669-2075
Murdo, S.D.
Your Full Service Lumber and Hardware Store
105 E. 2nd Street • PO Box 108 • Murdo, SD 57559
Phone: (605) 669-2201 • Fax: (605) 669-2450
Dennis and Kevin Moore
Venard Inc
Tires & Service
ATV & UTV Service
Exit 191 ~ Murdo SD
Hildebrand Construction
Contact us for ALL ALL types of concrete work!
Jerry Hildebrand
Cell: 605.488.0291
•Foundations •Driveways
•Patios •Tanklids
•Floor Slabs •Colored
representing Golden Eagle Log
Homes, building in eastern, cen-
tral, northwestern South & North
Dakota. Scott Connell, 605-530-
2672, Craig Connell, 605-264-
5650, www.goldeneagleloghomes.
ERTY Beautiful home, attached 3
car, main master suite and laun-
dry. Panoramic views, new 38x80
barn. RE/MAX Rapid City, Call
Larry 605-484-6446.
plus large gift shop space down-
town Custer. Includes professional
lit sound stage. 605-209-5746.
statewide for only $150.00. Put the
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class+, Whitetail Deer 150” class+
and Merrium Turkey. Call 605-
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