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Murdo Coyote, November 1, 2012

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Kids Club
Coyote News Briefs
UMC Bazaar held October 24
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Jane Hazen (left) and Melba Boysen make their way through the line at the UMC Bazaar. Those attending had plenty of food to chose from. The United Methodist Women make a feast each year, providing great variety. The Murdo Area Chamber of Commerce and the South Central RC&D are hosting a public housing meeting Monday, November 5, at 7 p.m. in the Turner Community Center on Main Street. The meeting will focus on the lack of adequate housing in the Murdo area, and what the community can do to improve this. This public meeting will have representatives from federal, state and local agencies that have housing programs available. Bill Hanson from Centerville, S.D. will explain what their small community did to overcome the housing After being selected to receive a $10,000 grant through the John T. Vucurevich Foundation, the Jones County Ambulance Service is ready to share some of the findings of an indepth study performed with the help of the grant. A public meeting to discuss these findings will be held on Wednesday, November 7, at 7 p.m. in the Turner Community Center on Main Street in Murdo. The John T. Vucurevich Foundation is a Rapid City based group that awards grants to charitable organizations committed to helping the poor, distressed and underpriviledged and to promote the social welfare within S.D. with preference given to West River areas. After being approved for the grant, SafeTech Solutions was contracted to provide a thorough assessment of where the EMS service stood to define the strengths, weaknesses and challenges faced in Jones County. John Becknell, a partner of SafeTech Solutions has been working closely with the Jones County
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Public meeting to discuss inadequate housing in Murdo
Kids Club, sponsored by the Community Bible Church, will meet Wednesday, November 7 at the mini–gym after school. All kids in grades K–6th are welcome to attend. Come and enjoy a Bible story, snacks, games and a craft. The Jones County Ambulance is looking to expand their EMT members and would like to have anyone who might be interested in becoming an EMT to let them know. They have set a date for February 1, 2013 for the first EMT training. Watch the Coyote Briefs in the future for more information regarding the training. Anyone with an interest or anyone with questions that the ambulance crew could answer are asked to call and leave a message at 669-3125 or to call Tammy Van Dam at 530-7553. The exercise room at the Tech Center is open Mon.–Fri. from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you have a key card, the room is open additionally from 5–7 a.m. and 5–10 p.m., Mon.–Fri. It is also open on Sat. from 5 a.m.–5 p.m. and on Sun. from 1–6 p.m. Patrons need to be out of the building one hour after the doors are locked; no later than 11 p.m. on weekdays. If you have any questions or would like a key card, contact the high school office. For Al–Anon meetings call 669-2596 for time and place. Thursdays 8:00 p.m. at the East Commons. Call 530-0371 or 280-7642. The annual Veteran’s Day Christmas Fair will be held at the Murdo Auditorium on Sunday, November. 11, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This year’s theme is “Wildlife”. To reserve a booth or for more information contact Jewell Bork 530-3713 or Kevin Moore 669-2201. This is sponsored by the Jones County Turner Youth and the Jones County Senior class will serve lunch.
EMT training February 1
Youth involvement… MYF students gather in the kitchen
during the Bazaar in preparation for their “trick or treat so others can eat” project. Watch next week’s paper for details on their successful night! Courtesy photos
Jones County EMS to host public meeting
issues they faced. Other speakers will include: Mark Lauseng, executive director for the South Dakota Housing Development Authority; Roger Jacobs, field office director for Housing and Urban Development (HUD); Greg Henderson, executive director for Planning and Development District III; Marlene Knutson, executive director for Central South Dakota Enhancement District; Paula Corcoran, loan specialist from Rural Development; Bill Hanson, Rural Housing Collaborative; Joy McCracken, NeighborWorks Dakota Home Resources and Dakota Land Trust.
Exercise room reminder
Al-Anon
Open AA meetings
Food and fellowship… The United Methodist Church basement was packed for the UMC
Bazaar despite the cold, wet evening. It was reported that the bazaar was very well attended.
Annual Christmas Fair
Lion’s Fall Fling fun for all ages
Coyote Character awards new to elementary school
Each month a student from each elementary grade will be chosen by their teacher to receive the Coyote Character Award. Chosen students have shown outstanding character in the Character Counts! Pillar of the Month. The Character Counts! Pillar for October was Trustworthiness, in which teachers looked for students who displayed acts of honesty, reliability and courage to do
EMS to carry out the assessment. The assessment has been accomplished by collecting past data from the Jones County Ambulance service, collecting input from local law enforcement, county commissioners, fire department volunteers, school administrators, clergy, medical professionals, businesses and citizens, and by surveying Jones County residents. The information has all been compiled into a comprehensive study, and the findings will be presented in the public meeting to be held November 7. Becknell will explain the changes in EMS from what it used to be and explain to the public what it will take to keep EMS alive and going, not only in Jones County, but also in other small communities. The Jones County EMS encourages the public to attend the meeting, as the public’s input is very important. The public needs to be aware of the struggles that the Jones County EMS faces, and what can be done to keep the service going.
Murdo City Council
Draper Town Board
The Murdo City Council will meet Tuesday, November 6 at 7:30 p.m. The public is welcome to attend. Notice the change of date. The Draper Town Board will meet Monday, November 5 at 7:00 p.m. at the Draper hall. The public is welcome to attend. The Jones County Commissioners will hold their monthly meeting at the courthouse on Thursday, November 8 at 9 a.m. The public is welcome to attend. The Jones County School District #37-3 will hold their monthly meeting Monday, November 12 at 7 p.m. at the high school library. The public is encouraged to attend. The Murdo Chamber of Commerce and the South Central RC&D are sponsoring a public meeting to discuss the lack of adequate housing in Murdo. The meeting will be held Monday, November 5, at 7:00 p.m. in the Turner Community Center on main street. Caring & Sharing" meets at the Messiah Lutheran Church on the 2nd Monday of every month at 7 p.m. All those affected or touched by cancer are welcome to attend.
Face paint… Bre Jackson,
daughter of Darrin and Lonna Jackson, gets her face painted by Calli Glaze at Teri Kinsley’s fourth grade booth. Along with face painting, students also applied fake tattoos.
the right thing. Students receiving the Coyote Character Award are honored in a special assembly on the last Monday of the month in front of the elementary student body. They also receive a prize and their picture in the Murdo Coyote. Next month, students earning the Coyote Character Award will be those who best exhibit Citizenship throughout November.
County Commissioners
Coyote character
J.C. School Board
Adequate housing?
Chicken board… Jackie Fosheim was the lucky winner of the chicken board at this Reel in a big one!… Easton Newsam, son of Meghan and Levi year’s fall fling. She is picNewsam, tries his luck at the Kindergarten Fish Pond with the tured with a few sixth grade help of David Klingberg. students, left to right: Austin Photos by Lonna Jackson Olson, Christian Nelson, Jackie Fosheim and Sloan Benedict.
Pineapple Recipe Winners:
Caring & Sharing
1st place: Marcie Schmidt, Pineapple Mini Cheesecake
October Pillar: Trustworthiness
BINGO!… The Bingo tables were almost full with Bingo players October Coyote Character students. Back (left to right): Taylor Feddersen, 3rd grade; Wyatt Olson, 4th grade; Mallory Valburg, 2nd grade;. Front:Peyton Jankord, 1st grade; and Jace Nix, Kindergarten
2nd place: Kayla Anderson, Pineapple Angel Food Dessert 3rd place: Sherry Phillips, Pudding Poke Cake
young and old alike. Bingo is always a big hit at the Fall Fling.
East Side News
by Janet Louder • 669-2696
Jack and Connie Belmain of Alexandria, Minn., arrived at the Valburg ranch on Friday, October 19 to help with the pheasant hunting. Connie returned home on Sunday, October 28. Jack will remain at the ranch until November 5. Joell Kerner of Winner returned to Valburg’s on Saturday, October 27 to help in Connie’s place. Bill Valburg fell off an ATV fourwheeler and fractured his tibial plateau on his right knee (which is his good leg) on Monday, October 22. He is hobbling around with a full brace on crutches or walker, trying to avoid knee replacement. In last weeks eastside news, I thought there was confusion about John and Brenda Weber's birthdays. I thought it was made to look like their parents were Chip and Phyliss Peters; but we all know that isn't so – they were just there to help them celebrate. The community extends their sympathy to the family of former Draperite Verda Hurst. Per her request, no funeral was held. A private family gathering was held Saturday at the Feigum funeral home in Pierre with all her sons and daughters present. They include: Russell and Janet Hurst and family of Minn.; Joyce and Rich Drabek of Belle Fourche; Norman and Mary Kay Hurst and family of Mobridge; Nancy and Don Densmore and family of Colo.; Marlyce and Dale Miller and son Jeff of Calif.; Jeannie Schroeder and son of Iowa; and Dwight and Sheila Hurst. Other family members present were: Terry and Kay Moore; Cindy Louder; Stan Erikson of Rapid City; and Karen Dowling. Verda's cremains were buried in the Riverside Cemetery in Pierre. Later the family gathered at a local cafe for supper and a time of reminiscing. Father Gary called on Dorothy Louder on Friday. On Saturday Dorothy and son Kevin visited Dwight in Kadoka and later visited Deanna Byrd. Doug and Megan Freier of Columbus, Neb., are the proud parents of a seven pound, eleven ounce, 20 inches long baby girl. The lil gal arrived on Wednesday, October 17 and has been named Brooklyn Sharleen. Proud grandparents are: Sharon and Dan Ferry of Pierre; Ray Freier; Jim and Eileen Kotz of Presho with great grandparents being: Alex and Jean Freier; Shirley Whitney of Valentine; and Anna Marie Hullinger of Murdo. Note: the middle name is a combination of Grandma Sharon and Grandma Eileen's names. Also Great-grandma
Jones County News
Wilma Ahlers of Flandreau arrived at her sister, Lila Mae Christian's, home on our not so nice day last Thursday. Friday evening the gals met Helen McMillan and Glenna Moore in Murdo and went out for supper. Saturday evening Lila Mae, Wilma and Helen took in the Vivian firemen's feed. They also met Doug Christian of Freeman there. On Sunday Lila Mae and Wilma, with Doug at the wheel, picked up Dave and Janice Moore and toured the country north of Vivian and Presho, seeing placed they had lived. Dave made a good tour guide. Wilma and Doug left for their respective homes on Monday. Following church Sunday Eldon and Esther Magnuson traveled to Philip to the home of Terri Pelle and Jim Nickelson for dinner. Also there were Chad and Heather Whitney, Alec, Gunnar and Bodie; and Dusty and Heather Pelle and family. The occasion was to celebrate the birthdays of Eldon and Alec. Pastor Greenseth and Colleen stopped to wish the guys a happy birthday. Happy birthday, Eldon and Alec. Nelva and Janet Louder had a visit with Casey and Gavin Miller and Monica Reder in Pierre on Saturday. Nelva and Janet Louder, Rosa Lee Styles, and Ray and Janice Pike were among the many last Wednesday evening enjoying the turkey and dressing, with all the trimmings, supper topped off with some very good pies at the bazaar at the UMC fellowship hall. Looked like winter when we came out to go home – our first taste of snow. Nelva and Janet Louder had a surprise last Friday when cousins Marv and Evie Erikson of Black Hawk stopped for a visit. They were going to Vivian and later onto Sioux Falls for a wedding. Janice Pike hosted a Sunday evening spaghetti supper to celebrate hubby Ray's birthday. Helping Papa Ray celebrate were: Bob and Susie Rankin; Andy and Riley Rankin; Kati and Drew Venard and girls; Tyler and Chelsee Rankin and family. They topped the evening off with birthday cake and ice cream. Happy birthday, Ray. Dale and Marlys Miller and son Jeff of California were back for her mom, Verda's, memorial. They spent the weekend in Pierre with Eleanor Miller. Sunday Curt and Janet Miller joined the group for supper at the home of Dan, Kim and Chris Smith. Following church Sunday Ray and Janice Pike and Nelva and Janet Louder had dinner together at a cafe. Later the Louders visited Dorothy and Brad Louder. The beautiful autumn colored wedding of Chance Dixon and Tanner Prince was held Saturday evening at the Lutheran Memorial Church in Pierre. Chance is the daughter of Chera and Kent Nies, and Tanner is the son of Dwayne and Dori Prince of Hayes and grandson of the late Gerry and Dick Lopour. Following the ceremony, a reception/dance was held at a downtown convention center. There was a huge crowd of family and friends at the wedding and reception. Arriving Friday at the Ted and Bev Nies home for the wedding were daughters: Karla and Dennis Baken of Bennett, Colo., and Karen and Kent Hadrava of Altus, Okla. Relatives attending were: Doug and Jackie Nies; Gary and Charlene Nies of Martin; David and Sandy Nies of Presho; Dort and Larry Koth of Winner; Roger Koth of Pierre. Nieghbors of Ted and Bev's, Bobbie and Duane Stratton, also attended. Others that told me they attended were: Dean, Terri, Jackson and Tana Volmer; David, Jill and Katie Venard; Jesse and Lenae Tucker and family; Beth and Nick Van Dam (who were both in the wedding party); Andy, Jill, Riley and Peyton (flower girl) Rankin; Kati and Drew Venard and family; Tyler and Chelsee Rankin and Addison (little brother Joey stayed home with Grandparents Bob and Susie); Dwight and Sheila Hurst; Laura, Levi and Shannon Louder; Kim and Jaime Schmidt; Bob and Diane Fuoss; Darin Louder; and Nelva and Janet Louder. Tanner had several aunts, uncles and cousins on hand for the big day, coming from as far away as Utah. His sister, Kayla and Kyle Kusek, came from Nebraska and was due to have her first baby. She decided she wasn't missing her brother's wedding so they came. I understand early Sunday morning she went into labor and gave birth at St. Mary's to a baby boy – so she got to accomplish both big events in one weekend! This is the first grandchild for my niece and hubby, Dori and Dwayne Prince of Hayes. Sunday dinner guests of Kim and Tony Schmidt were: Amanda and Kraig Henrichs and family, Jaime Schmidt and David Vesely, who is here spending a few days from Albuquerque. Jaime returned to Aberdeen on Sunday afternoon. Welcome, local reporter Jody Lebeda! So glad you're writing – we've missed the Murdo happenings.
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Shirley has six little great-grandsons; this is the first great-granddaughter. Congratulations to all! Another new arrival! Alice Horsley called to tell me she is great again (grandma, that is). Grandson Branden and Shannon Briley of Anchorage, Alaska are the proud parents of a baby girl born October 16, weighing in at eight pounds and has been named Nira LaRen. Welcoming her home is her big sister, Nyla Marie, and Grandparents Caroline and Bernie Sullivan. Congratulations! Ray and Janice Pike, Lill Seamans and Janet Louder listened to the first and second graders to them on Thursday. Ray was at the table with Greatgranddaughter Peyton. Later they went to a cafe. Ray joined Nelva Louder and the other fellas; the gals had coffee together. Rosa Lee Style's cousin, Jack Cooper, friend Shirley and her son, Shawn of Rapid City, visited Rosa Lee and got in some hunting this past weekend. Skyler Dowling and friend Brittney and their friend, Tom Renner of Winner, spent the weekend at Rosa Lee's and also did some hunting. Roger Vik is back at his home in Spearfish following a long stay at Rapid City Regional and Ft. Meade. Welcome home, Roger. Last Wednesday while at Ft. Meade, Jerry and Mickie Esmay stopped for a visit on their way home to Montana after hunting in the Draper area. Another hunting friend, Charlie Foss of Texas, visited also. Roger and Melva were Sunday dinner guests of Wade and Patti Dowling. Tony and Kim Schmidt spent a few days in Rochester where Kim kept appointments. All were okay. Welcome home, Bev Andrews. Bev is back home following several days at St. Mary's TCU. Delores Volmer; Frank, Donna and Summer Volmer; Jim and Patti Volmer had Sunday dinner together at a local cafe. Little Maggie Dowling spent Monday entertaining her grandma, Karen Dowling. Nelva and Janet Louder visited Alex and Jean Freier in Pierre on Saturday. They showed us the cute pictures they had of new Great-granddaughter Brooklyn. They are proud great-grandparents. Donna Kinsley, Beth Mertens, Grace Erikson and Ellie Erikson went to Rapid City to help daughter/sis/ aunt Courtney Gould celebrate her birthday on October 27. They also got to spoil her little girl, Ruby.
J.C. Sheriff’s Report
The Sheriff ’s report is printed as received by Jones County Sheriff ’s Office. It may or may not contain every call received by the department. Sheriff and Deputy calls: Oct. 11 Deputy Sylva received a report of a vehicle needing assistance at the Hwy 83 and I90 junction. The vehicle was not located. Deputy Sylva received a report of lost luggage somewhere along I90 in Jones Co. Information was relayed to the SD Highway Patrol and neither agencies located any luggage. Oct. 13 Deputy Sylva received a report of a found dog at a residence in Murdo. It was found to be a neighbors dog. Oct. 15 Deputy Sylva and Sheriff Weber both investigated a motel room at the Iversen Inn that was trashed by a stranded motorist that had been staying there. Sheriff Weber is obtaining funds from subjects to reimburse costs. Deputy Sylva received a report of a suspicious vehicle at the Lee Motel. Vehicle was stopped for driver to use cell phone. Deputy Sylva received a report of a sick deer in rural Jones Co. The deer was put down and removed. Sheriff Weber checked on a suspicious vehicle and subjects in Murdo. One subject was found to have a Pennington Co. warrant and was arrested and transported to the Winner Jail. The other subjects and their broke down van was towed out of town. Sheriff Weber investigated a report of a hit and run accident that happened at the Pilot truck stop, where a semi hauling hay caused severe damage to fuel pumps. The semi was not located. Sheriff Weber received a report of an injured deer that had been hit by a vehicle in Rural Jones Co. The land owner was given permission to put the deer down. Oct. 16 Sheriff Weber booked in and transported two subjects to the Winner Jail, that were a result of an arrest by the SD Highway Patrol on I90 for drugs. Oct. 17 Deputy Sylva assisted Jackson Co. with a semi rollover that was near the Jones Co. line. Deputy Sylva assisted a semi in turning around on I90, after it had crossed through the median on I90. The semi was blown through the median by high winds. Oct. 18 Deputy Sylva responded to a semi rollover on I90, westbound, mm197. The semi was blown over by high winds and ended up in the median. The driver had no injuries. Deputy Sylva responded to a semi rollover on I90, westbound, mm 178. The semi was blown over by high winds and ended up in the median. The driver had no injuries. Deputy Sylva and Sheriff Weber responded to a semi rollover on I90, westbound, mm 195. The semi was blown over by high winds and ended up in the median. The driver received no life threatening injuries and was transported to St. Mary's Hospital
Community Meeting About the Future of Ambulance Services in Jones County
Please attend
Consultants will be presenting the findings of their study of ambulance services in Jones County and facilitating a discussion about the future. Your attendance is needed and important.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 ~ 7:00 p.m. @ Turner Community Center
EVERYONE WELCOME • PLEASE COME
Draper Firemen’s Feed
Saturday, Nov. 10 • 6 p.m.
Oyster Stew, Chili, Ham Sandwiches, Potato Salad @ Draper Fire Hall
Drawing for a
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50” Flat Screen TV
Get your tickets at The Busted Nut, Corky’s Auto or from a Fireman! Tickets will also be available the night of the feed. $10/ticket
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by the Jones Co. Ambulance. Sheriff Weber responded to a report of a trailer that had blown over on I90, westbound, mm 207. The trailer was tipped back up and driver drove to Draper and parked. Deputy Sylva responded to a report of a vehicle that was broke down, but the driver did not know where she was. The vehicle was located in Lyman Co. Deputy Sylva and Sheriff Weber provided traffic control while the two semis at mm 197 and 195 were set back up and towed away. Oct. 19 Deputy Sylva responded to an accident that occurred on private property in Murdo. Sheriff Weber provided traffic control while semi was set up and towed away on I90, mm178. Sheriff Weber assisted with traffic control on Hwy 83 in Mellette Co., while an over turned semi was tipped back up and towed away. Oct. 20 Deputy Sylva received a report of an erratic driver eastbound on I90. Vehicle was not located. Deputy Sylva received a report of a missing black and white English Spaniel that was lost north of Roland Barton's farm. Deputy Sylva responded to a complaint of a small bonfire in Murdo. Reporting party was advised that a bonfire was allowed in the city. Oct. 21 Deputy Sylva responded to a complaint of a loud party in Murdo. All was quiet when police arrived. Sheriff Weber received a report of two dogs that were found in Murdo by a motorist traveling through. The dogs’ owner was located and the dogs were returned to owner. Oct. 22 Sheriff Weber received a report of an open door in Murdo. The house was searched and no one was found inside. The residents were not home, the door was shut prior to leaving the residence. Sheriff Weber responded to the report of two dogs running at large in Murdo that were later caught. The dogs were returned to owners and warned to keep dogs on a leash. Oct. 23 Deputy Sylva received a request to check the welfare of a Murdo resident. Resident was found to be OK. Deputy Sylva received a report of a suspicious vehicle and subjects in the Pilot truck stop. The subjects’ vehicle was broke down. Subjects received help fixing vehicle and were then advised to leave town, which after some time, they did. Deputy Sylva responded to a report of an injured deer on I90, mm 178. The deer had been struck by a vehicle and was put down. Oct. 24 Sheriff Weber transported a transient from Lyman Co. to the Jackson Co. line.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN! GO OUT HAVE FUN, BUT WATCH OUT FOR LITTLE SPOOKS!!!! Well if you looked outside you would see snow. The moisture is much needed, but snow. I am just calling as many people as I can each week, if you have news you can call me at 669-2526 or email jody1945@gmail.com. Thanks for all the encouragement as I begin this new job. Bob and Ellen Totton celebrated their 60th anniversary at the Philip nursing home with cake and ice cream. Way to go, Bob and Ellen. Edna McKenzie called to chat and she said to say hello to all her friends in Murdo. She stays busy most of the time and plays cards nearly every afternoon. She would welcome visitors when you are in Chamberlain, or calls any time. Her number is 1-605-234-2244.. Linda Kessler hosted a coffee party before leaving for the winter. Have a good trip and a super winter, Linda and Mel. Violet Sichmiller says John, who is in the Avera Mckennan hospital, may be getting home sometime this weekend. Roger and Wanda Larson, who just celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary are new grandparents to baby boy Eero Andrew Larson, born October 19th, weighing seven pounds 20 ounces and 20 inches long. Proud parents are Elizabeth and Trampass Larson, who now live in Ethan. Maternal grandparents, Eevie and Carl Prahl, live in Sioux Falls. Kade Larson, grandson of Roger and Wanda, (Travis is his Dad) spent the day today with Grandpa and Grandma Larson. Melba Boysen had visitors on Tuesday. Grandson Brian Lanz and Rodney Lanz came to spend the evening. They really enjoyed the visiting and celebrating Brian being home from Afghanistan. It is GREAT to have Brian back from Afghanistan after a year tour there. Welcome back Brian, and thank you for your service in Afghanistan and Iraq. This is just a reminder to all to check your furnaces for leaks, and install carbon monoxide detectors. If you don’t have a detector, consider getting one. Carbon monoxide can be deadly. My sister Barb was overcome with carbon monoxide just this past week. She is going to be alright, but she has some symptoms of a stroke caused by the carbon monoxide. Please be aware of the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning: A headache is the most common symptom of carbon monoxide poisoning. Other common symptoms include: dizziness and nausea (feeling sick),
by Jody Lebeda • 669-2526 • jody1945@gmail.com
Local News
vomiting (being sick), tiredness and confusion, stomach pain, shortness of breath and difficulty breathing. Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning can be similar to those of food poisoning and flu. However, unlike flu, carbon monoxide poisoning does not cause a high temperature. Back to business. Marie Addison belongs to a quilt club in Kadoka, and they make and tie quilts for the South Dakota Children’s home. The take 25-30 quilts three or four times a year. Each quilt gets a label that says “Jesus Loves You.” Bev Andrews is home and glad to be there. She doesn’t know when she will be back to work, but says the office is in good hands. She welcomes visitors as she isn’t to drive for a while yet. The Larry and Bev Ball home was rockin’ during the weekend as all the boys and families are home, including Kevin, Shalee and new baby Paislee. They are looking forward to a really good time. Jasmine Fosheim, a senior at Riggs High School in Pierre, has been nominated by three local businesses to receive Student Volunteer of the Year. She was informed last week that she received the award. Jasmine is the daughter of Tory and LeAnna Fosheim of Pierre and the granddaughter of Jackie Fosheim of Murdo and Short and Dianne Marshall of Draper. Julia Broecher had lunch on Saturday at the Jean and Kip Kinsley home. Tim Kinsley and family Allyssa, Bennett, and Julia-Jean were also visiting. Tim and his family stopped by Julia’s home on Saturday on their way to the Lions Fall Fling. Helen McMillan, Wilma Ahlers and Lila Mae Christian went to Vivian where they enjoyed the Fireman’s Game feed and visiting with relatives and friends. Pastor Ray, Patti and Colleen enjoyed a fish fry with Charlie, Lois and Everett Zaugg on Saturday before going to the Lions Fall fling. Karla Mannhalter got home Friday. She had visitors over the weekend, Bob and Elenore Jorgenson, Kenny Holand; from Colorado, Janet Taysted and son Steve; Michael and Tracy Mannhalter and Burt, Karla’s grandson, from Rapid City were all here visiting and hunting. Joyce Brunskill sent word in a card saying hello’s to all her friends in the Murdo area. Dixie Warner took a carry-in meal to Lois and Everett Zaugg, Charlie included, on Sunday night complete with pie.They had a good time visiting.
West Side News
Roger and Wanda Larson drove south of old Stamford last Sunday evening to visit at the home of George and Susie England. The Englands are noted for raising numerous chickens, goats, etc. Susie makes a fine soap with goat's milk as a main ingredient. Under the England Family Ranch website are interesting stories about the England's endeavors, including a portable chicken coop used for pasture grazing their flock. With the modern trends toward organic and natural, the Englands are top of the line ranchers. Three pheasant hunters from Michigan got acquainted with the prairie and South Dakota October mist and snow last week as they hunted at Mel's Place. One of the Michigan dogs took on a porcupine by grabbing its head. If he had bit down, the battle would have ended quickly, but he made the mistake of shaking the porky and gained hundreds of quills in his chest and front legs. Clar Roghair needs to finish the digging potatoes. With drought, the ground was too hard for the spuds to finish getting big enough to suit the gardener, but if she dallies much longer, they will stay in permanent storage all winter. Sadly, they won't reseed. Mel Roghair and Jessie took in the Fall Fling in Murdo Saturday night. Jessie brought home two cakes she won. Darian Roghair told her grandma on Sunday morning that her "Grandma Grace's Pineapple Cookies" had won fourth place in the contest. Way to bake 'em, Darian. Annalee Roghair was seen with pencil and paper, too, since she is selling 4-H fruit. Elaine Roghair spent Thursday in Kadoka taking care of her grandson Jack Henry while his mama taught school.
Larsons celebrate 40 years
SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Local … $34.00 + Tax In-State … $39.00 + tax Out-of-State … $39.00
Sheriff's Comment: The speed limit on the old highway, SD Hy. 248, that travels by Draper has been reduced to 45 mph. The area will be monitored by the Sheriff's office. Warnings will be issued at first, with citations to follow later.
Friends and family of Roger and Wanda (Michalek) Larson gathered to celebrate the couple's 40th wedding anniversary on October 21, 2012 at the Evangelical Free Church of Okaton.
Roger and Wanda were married in a private ceremony at the American Lutheran Church in Presho on October 21, 1972. Rodney Noldner and Kathy Bradley, both of Murdo, were their attendants. They have lived in Jones County all the years of their marriage except for a short time when they lived near Hermosa, S.D. They are the parents of Travis (Jen) Larson of Okaton, Trampass (Elizabeth) Larson of Ethan, and Rowdy (Amy) of Overbrook, Okla. They are proud grandparents of six children: Kade, son of Travis and Jen, and the children of Trampass and Elizabeth: Bayler, Maria, Isabella, Amelia, and newborn Eero, who arrived three days before the celebration on October 19.
New bulletin board installed
Murdo Coyote
Harold Clifford Finck
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Obituaries
New addition… A new bulletin board has been donated by
BankWest Insurance and the Community Bible Church in Murdo. BankWest took the project on as one of their community projects of the year, and members of the Community Bible Church donated time and funding as well to help install the board. Ray Freier welded a frame for the board that will withstand the South Dakota weather better than the previous board did. Jerry Hatheway from the City of Murdo dug the holes and Larry Labrier and Pastor Alvin Gwin from the Community Bible Church (pictured below) poured cement for the board. Photo by Karlee Barnes
Harold Clifford Finck, 82, died peacefully at Rapid City Regional Hospital Auxiliary Hospice House on Saturday, October 27, 2012, surrounded by his family. Harold was born August 30, 1930, in Murdo, to Harry and Marie (Schellenberger) Finck. He was the youngest of nine children, and was raised and attended schools in Jones County. After graduation, he joined the US Navy and served on the USS Des Moines from 1950 - 1954. On July 10, 1960, he was united in marriage to Karen Peters. To this union, two children were born, Lynette and Steve, who were his pride and joy. He was employed at the Okaton State Bank and Western States Wholesale before moving to Rapid City in 1964. He worked for Brown
Swiss and Harold's Home Delivery in retail route sales until he retired in December of 1992. He was known by many as their milkman, or simply as “Pepsi”. Others will remember him as always having a smile and a unique sense of humor. He touched many lives and will be missed by all who knew him. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Karen Finck; his sister, Edna Mae Hensley, Belgrade, Mont.; his son, Steve (Kris) Finck, Black Hawk; his daughter, Lynette (Renzo) Bianchi, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and his “Grands”, Joshua, his “main squeeze”, Kaitlyn, his “favorite granddaughter”, and Logan, his "PeeWee", Fort Collins, Colo. Some of his favorite times were those spent with his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and seven siblings. Visitation was held Tuesday, October 30, at Osheim and Schmidt Funeral Home in Rapid City. Services were held on Wednesday, October 31, at Osheim and Schmidt Funeral Home with the Rev. Doug Diehl officiating. Burial followed in Pine Lawn Memorial Park in Rapid City with military honors by Rushmore VFW Post 1273 and the South Dakota National Guard. A memorial has been established. His online guestbook is available at www.osheimschmidt.com.
Verda M. Hurst
Verda M. Hurst, 95, of Pierre, passed away October, 23, 2012 at Maryhouse Nursing Care Facility in Pierre. Verda Mabel Howder was born December 2, 1916 in Ekalaka, Mont., to William and Orpha Ella Howder. Her family moved to the Draper, S.D., area a few years later. She attended a one-room school south of Draper and Draper High School. In 1935, Verda married Orville (Rusty) Hurst and became a mom and homemaker while Rusty worked in a mechanic shop. Verda and Rusty later farmed in the Draper area for many years until purchasing and operating the motel, café and service station – known as Rusty’s Western Café and Motel in 1956. Verda and Rusty divorced in 1978 and she moved to Pierre, S.D., where she worked at St. Mary’s Hospital for many years. Verda and Rusty had seven children and remained lifelong friends until Rusty’s death in 2001. Verda was known for her huge gardens, musical talents, cooking and baking, sewing projects, poems and especially her sense of humor. Verda loved to hear and tell lively stories and loved to play cards. Verda also enjoyed collecting a variety of clocks.
Verda moved into Maryhouse in 2005 and passed away October 23, 2012 at the age of 95 years. Verda is survived by her seven children: Russell (Janet) Hurst, Joyce (Richard) Drabek, Norman (Mary Kaye) Hurst, Dwight (Sheila) Hurst, Nancy (Don) Densmore, Marlyce (Dale) Miller, Jeannie Schroeder, sixteen grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Private family services were held. Condolences may be conveyed to the family at www.feigumfh.com.
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“He alone is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress, I will never be shaken.” Psalm 62:2 Many people have traveled through Europe to see the great castles and fortresses built centuries ago. The purpose of every fortress is the same: protect the inhabitants from the enemies and preserve the kingdom. In one way or another, every such fortress has failed. The enemy has always found a way to gain entrance or to defeat the inhabitants. King David in this psalm was facing such enemies who would topple his kingdom and destroy his fortress. We might imagine that we can create a fortress in our lives that no one can topple. Such a fortress might be our efforts at financial security, always having enough saved for
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a rainy day. OR we may try to find security in health and exercise. Look at the health market emphasis on exercise machines and vitamins that will help fight off every invasion of weakness as if we can build a fortress of exercise that will preserve life. Twice in this psalm (verses 2 & 6), David identifies the One Fortress in which he will never be shaken. That Fortress is God, his Rock and Salvation. When Jesus says that He will never leave us or forsake us, that He will be with us always to the close of the age, He is building just such a fortress around us that cannot be destroyed. It is His love that surrounds us day by day. We pray: Dear LORD, let Your Fortress of love be my dwelling place forever. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
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Inexcusable by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam
The second chapter of Paul’s Epistle to the Romans is a dark, sad passage, but it opens the door to the richest blessing the human heart can contain: salvation by grace. The opening words: “Therefore thou art inexcusable,” are blunt indeed, but God exposes our sinful condition only so as to save us from it. This is where most philosophies and the Bible clash head-on. Most philosophies close their eyes to the sinful nature of man. They argue, generally, that man is inherently good, while overwhelming evidence bears witness that he is inherently bad. Therefore human philosophy offers no salvation from sin and its just penalty. Only the Bible does this with its “gospel [good news] of the grace of God.” In Paul’s day the Greek philosophers condemned the uncivilized pagans for their open immorality and wickedness. But while preaching virtue these moralizers themselves practiced vice, and God said: “Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things” (Rom. 2:1). It is the same today. Multitudes of self-righteous people are outwardly cultured and moral, but they forget that God looks upon the heart and sees hate as murder, jealousy as theft and the lustful look as adultery. He considers, not what we do, outwardly, but what we desire to do or wish we dared to do. He sees the desires and motives of the heart. But thank God, “Christ died for sinners” — guilty sinners, and all who come to God by faith in Christ are “justified freely by His grace, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus” (Rom. 3:24). “Inexcusable,” or “justified freely by His grace,” through faith in the Christ who died for our sins? Which will it be?
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choir, honors band, All-State and the school play. His favorite color is blue, and he loves eating pizza and ribs, and watching Shooter and the Transformer Trilogy. Other favorites include the songs “Hard to Love” by Lee Brice, “Then” by Brad Paisley, actors Brad Pit and Chuck Norris, the school subject history and Christmas because he can spend lots of time with his family and friends. Basketball rates as his best sport, but he also enjoys hunting, fishing, playing other sports, hanging out with friends and working on the family farm. If Daum could meet any famous person, he would choose Tim Tebow because “he is an amazing quarterback, but he is also a Christian. It’s cool that there are pro players who are Christians.” Daum most admires people that aren’t afraid of doing what they want even when the crowd is against them. If he had to choose among money, power and fame, he’d take “fame because you don’t have to be famous to be special to someone. Money and power are also not important because they will not buy you happiness.” People making fun of others just to make themselves look better makes Daum extremely angry. His biggest fear is failure. Accomplishing something throughout his life is important to his having a satisfactory experience. “All the regrets in my life have taught me something and helped me become a better person.” If Daum could be anything he wanted, he would be a pro basketball player. He values his family and friends the most. The biggest lessons in life he has learned from his mistakes and from things his parents have taught him. If Daum were granted three wishes, he’d ask for a fun job, an amazing wife and a family to share the special moments in life. Considering his high school years, his biggest achievements include earning good grades, making it to seven years of honors choir and honors band and four years of AllState.
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younger brother of Andy Daum. Daum participated in football, basketball, track, music, band, honors
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Staff: Becky Bryan, Janna Glaze, Nicki Kell, Ryan Kirscher, Emiley Nies, Paige Venard, Gus Volmer. Adviser: Margie Peters
by Paige Venard Joshua John Daum, the son of Ken and Jane Daum, is the
Red gets the message across: Say No to Drugs!
Important message… After school students create the words with red cups on the school fence.
by Paige Venard Red Ribbon week was established in 1986 by a group of concerned parents, and to this day it is still celebrated throughout the United States. Red Ribbon is a national event honoring Enrique Camarena, a Drug Enforcement Administration special agent who was killed in 1985 by drug traffickers. Soon after, “Camarena Clubs” were launched in high schools in California, and hundreds of students pledged to lead drug-free lives. Red Ribbon week, October 21-27, is a week to promote “Saying NO to drugs” and focuses on educating students about healthy choices and avoiding drugs. The Jones County Cheerlead-
Students interested in medicine spend day learning in Chamberlain
ers, After School Program, Student Council, School Counseling office and the PTO promoted the week by making dress up days to kickoff being drug free. The days included “Kick off Red Ribbon Week” by wearing boots, “Caps off to drugs” with hats, “Shade out drugs” with sunglasses or “Turn your back to drugs” by wearing clothes backwards and “Proud to be drug free” wearing red on Friday. Each day bracelets or candy were given to the students with witty sayings like “Skittle away from drugs” or “Twist away from drugs.” The After School program students used red cups to write “Just say NO” on the fence on the playground.
Seniors honored for seven years of dedication to Honors Band
Prom, playing in district basketball games, beating White River during their homecoming and going to football and basketball camps throughout the summer, rank as favorite memories. He thinks that senior privileges, going to lunch first and having open campus during study hall of last semester are the best things about being a senior. After graduation he will miss hanging out with friends and classmates and playing sports the most. To continue his education, Daum plans to attend SDSU for Agricultural Engineering. In ten years he sees himself working on creating new farm machinery and field testing new equipment.
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A sad farewell to our praying mantis Larrie who laid an egg sack this past week and passed away over the weekend. We will miss her, but we have hopes of hatching a batch of babies.
Future health workers… Shelby Bork, Jessie Harrison, Mikayla Waldron, Carol Drayer, Rachel Buxcel and Madison Mathews are proud of the Scrub shirts they earned in Chamberlain.
In late September, six girls had the privilege of attending Scrubs Camp in Chamberlain where they had adventures in several different areas. Madison Mathews, who shared her experience in the following article, along with Shelby Bork, Jessie Harrison, Mikayla Waldron, Carol Drayer and Rachel Buxcel spent the day learning more about the medical field. The pharmacy group made Chap Stick working in threes. They measured all of the ingredients in grams (almond oil, beeswax, Shea butter and coco butter) and then boiled them in water. Once it melted together, they had to act fast otherwise the solution would harden. We all got to pick our own flavors and poured the solution into little Chap Stick containers, stirring to mix. In Advanced Practice Providers put casts on dummies and then sawed them off. Sleeve-like material slides onto the leg or arm, followed by gauze or cotton material for extra comfort from the cast. Casting material is dipped in water, and wrapped around the injured area. When hardened, the cast was sawed off. Some girls were really bad at sawing the cast off and actually cut pieces off the dummy. The doctor helping us showed that the saw can’t cut through skin because skin stretches and can move back and forth with the saw. The Surgical Team used pigs feet lined up on all of the tables to teach the art of sewing up an incision. During surgery everything has to be sterile and we all wore surgical gowns during our “surgery” on the pig’s foot. They taught us three different ways to sew: regular, running and mattress stich. The running stitch was the easiest because you didn’t have to keep tying a knot or going back and forth. For EMS (SIM-SD) the girls used a $700,000 dummy on the EMS bus. The dummy could breath, sweat, blink, eyes dilate, talk, bleed and take an IV. This dummy was so interesting to watch and learn about and it’s a really great way to educate EMS people. We used a stethoscope to listen to the wheezing in the dummy’s chest. The EMS guys
A highlight of the week came Friday, October 12, when Deb Venard and her kindergarten class of 20 took a field trip to the Murdo Fire Hall along with Paige Venard, her high school helper, and multiple parents including: David Klingberg, Christina Freeman, Lori Nix, and Heather Whitney. Volunteer firemen Ray Erikson, Bruce Venard, Rich Sylva, Keith Hespe and Andy Hatheway took on the challenge of giving a tour of the fire hall and teaching about the trucks and what the firemen do. The firemen showed the class what they wear during a house fire and that they have gas masks on to circulate oxygen to the firefighters when they are crawling around in a structure. The class learned to not be afraid of the firemen, even if they sound like Darth Vader, when they are calling out to find the people trapped in the house. The class also tried on a fire suit and wore a 50-pound oxygen tank with the help of the firemen. Rich Sylva quizzed the class on fire safety tips that they had learned earlier in the week on how to prevent fires and what to do in case of a fire. The class was welltrained on “Stop, Drop, and Roll.” Keith Hespe showed the class the parts to a fire truck and what they
Fire truck ride fascinates Kindergarten
showed us multiple pictures of the brain, chest, spine and ribs, and we had to tell what was wrong with each of them. During Occupational Therapy Geriatrics, two ladies tied everyone’s right arm so that we had the feeling of having a stroke. We studied different tools that help if you have had a stroke or just can’t do some things as you used to. We each sat on a table and used a leg lifter. It was really frustrating and hard to get our foot in place using just one arm. Rachel had difficulties trying her shoes so she gave up. The ladies explained to us that many people with strokes have those difficulties and get frustrated all the time. They also told us that their jobs are to help those people be able to do all of the things they use to be able to do again, instead of just telling them they can’t do it anymore. Finally in Lab, we took swabs of saliva from our cheeks. We put them in a tray that the ladies use in figuring out what bacteria or virus is growing, and if people have e-coli poisoning, strep, etc. We saw different things growing in trays. After we did the swabs of our cheeks, we did the worst part of all-- getting our fingers poked to see our sugar count and blood type.
by Becky Bryan Mattie has perfect hair, but Belma’s is so bad her dog threatens to bury her in the backyard if she doesn’t cover it up. Other teens at Central High have tried a great new hair developer that allows them to form their hair quickly into any shape, form or color imaginable. The fantastic product is a major hit with the students... that is, until their hair starts falling out in gobs. Talk about a bad hair day! This bad hair epidemic just happens to coincide with a visit from four mysterious strangers on school campuses around the city — the hideous Hilda von Dandruff and her three cronies. Their evil plan is working out perfectly! The play will be on Tuesday, November 13, at 7 p.m. at the Murdo Auditorium. The cast includes: Paige Venard( Mattie), Carol Drayer (Belma), Kalli Hespe (Stinky), Carole Benda (Anarsissa), Nicki Kell (Flora), Janna Glaze (Jill)(, Kaylen Larsen(Tylonda), Dana Tretheway (Mrs. Mockingbird), Melyssa Manecke (Mrs. Epson), Becky Bryan (Hilda Von Dandruff), Madison Mathews (Franz), Jackson Volmer (Jessie), Wyatt Hespe (Orlando), Wyatt Walker (Clark), Travis Grablander (Pearson), Josh Daum (Detective Clanahanahan), Skyler Miller (Detective Hulahan), Philip Mathews (Fritz), and Kyle Manke (Schultz).
Seven year honorees… Nicki Kell, Becky Bryan, Paige Venard, Wyatt Hespe, Josh Daum received special recognition at Honors Band for their years of service.
by Nicki Kell Band students attended Honors Band in White River October 15 for a day of hard practicing and some fun. Josh Daum said his favorite part was, “getting out of school and hanging out with friends.” Students are chosen for Honors Band by their teacher and participate for a day of vigorous practicing of pieces for a performance later that night. Becky Bryan, Paige Venard, Josh Daum, and I have all been in Honors Band since our sixth grade year which comes out to seven years total. All of the senior band members and Wyatt Hespe will receive a four year plaque for participating in Honors Band all four high school years. The middle school was directed by Ben Latham from the Kadoka area. They played Arabian Dances composed by Roland Barrett, God
Buxcel medals, Hespe places at State Cross Country meet
Bless America, March Pacifica and On the Rising Winds. Jared Opp was the returning guest director from Gregory High School, and according to Travis Grablander, “He knew what he was doing.” The high school ended the night with Pine River Trilogy by Ed Huckeby, The Big Cage by Karl King, and Coldplay on Stage arranged by Michael Brown. The most enjoyable song for most was Coldplay on Stage because it was challenging. My favorite song was The Big Cage because I felt like I was at the circus. By the end of the day we were all tired and sore from playing. Becky Bryan said the worst part about Honors Band was, “knowing it was my last year and not being able to see my friends again that I met there seven years ago.” All in all, it was a great experience and the bands sounded wonderful.
by Nicki Kell Cross Country girls finished out their season by heading to Regions and State. Regions were held in Philip where Molly Dowling ran junior varsity and placed 1st out of three runners with a time of 20:16. Emily Flynn also ran in Philip for
middle school Regions and received 10th place. Rachel Buxcel and Kalli Hespe finished strong at the State Cross Country Meet in Huron. When Kalli found out she was going to state she said, “I was extremely happy that I made it.” To help prepare, they focused on how they ran, tried not to think of it as State and pushed themselves at practice. A total of 108 Class B girls ran which limited space. Rachel Buxcel remembered, “It was crazy and kind of scary, but it wasn’t hard and was more exciting.” They ran a distance of 4 kilometers which averages out to two and one-half miles. Kalli Hespe ran in at 46th place with a time of 17:58.03 and Rachel Buxcel crossed the finish line in 11th place with a time of 16:43.43. The top 25 finishers received medals.
Stop, drop, roll… Kindergartners take advantage of the soft grass to practice safety.
did, along with where the water came out, where all the tools and parts were, and where they kept the hose. Andy Hatheway taught the class about the Jaws of Life and the importance of the tool and what the firemen do when they go on a rescue call. After the class finished the tour, they all received a fire hat and a wristband for promoting fire safety. The class demonstrated “stop drop and roll” to the firemen, and then were lifted up to sit on top of the truck as Rich Sylva drove them around town, blaring the horn. After a square around town, they were dropped off at the grade school just as the upper classes were walking in for recess. They all cheered and chanted for the firemen to spray them, so Sylva and Hatheway sprayed up the street to demonstrate how they use the nozzle on a truck to extinguish fires. They even managed to create a rainbow.
A collaborative effort between the South Dakota Department of Education and the Board of Regents will help the state’s college-bound juniors and seniors who may need some assistance to get up to speed before hitting campus for the first time. The Board of Regents requires students whose ACT sub-scores fall below 20 in math and 18 in English to take remedial courses prior to entry into college-level courses. The new partnership will allow students to complete remedial coursework before entering one of the Board of Regents’ institutions. “We’re excited about this partnership and the opportunity it creates for students,” said South Dakota Secretary of Education Dr. Melody Schopp. “This initiative
Partnership to help struggling college-bound students catch up
supports our core mission of ensuring students are college-, careerand life-ready when they exit K12.” The new program, available through the South Dakota Virtual School, uses a diagnostic assessment to generate online coursework tailored specifically to each student’s needs. The Board of Regents will honor successful completion of the tailored coursework, allowing students who successfully complete the coursework to enter directly into college-level courses. The Board of Regents estimates that about 28 percent of incoming freshmen require remediation in at least one subject prior to beginning college-level courses. “Research shows that students who graduate from high school
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bananas” over these regulations and continues to resist and fight them. The impact on the public is yet to be demonstrated. Be that as it may, these are regulations whose intent is protection of the public from itself. The recent federal regulation of school lunches is another well intended but very controversial attempt at government regulation of our children’s lives. To make another analogy, our Food and Drug Administration regulates our food industry. The idea that our grocery store would sell foods that might be tainted in some way is abhorrent. Outbreaks of food poisoning cause panic in the general public. In other words, we don’t want the food industry selling us food that causes disease. If we know that excessive portions of food cause obesity and it’s resulting in diabetes, heart disease, hypertension and stroke, how is this different than selling tainted food which causes disease? Excessive portions of food that we are consuming based on the advertising of fast food chains also cause disease although much more slowly but actually with exorbitant cost compared to the occasional episode of food positioning secondary to contaminated food. Why should we not regulate the portions that fast food chains can offer? The question might be raised to whether or not this would have an impact on the obesity epidemic in our society. Three articles in the New England Journal published this last week provide clear evidence that high-fructose sugar sweetened beverages contribute to the obesity epidemic and especially in our
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ready for college-level work are more likely to be retained and to successfully graduate from college,” said Jack Warner, the regents’ executive director and CEO. “Not only is this a win for the state, it’s also a win for students and their parents, who save time and several hundred dollars in costs if the student can avoid remedial classes.” The online remedial courses are scheduled to be available to students beginning in January 2013, and will be offered in both 10-week and 12-month options. Students must register for the courses through their local school district, similar to other online courses offered through the South Dakota Virtual School. For more information, visit www.sdvs.k12.sd.us.
Producers who suffered crop losses due to natural disasters during the 2011 crop year can sign up for the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) program beginning October 22. The SURE program is authorized under the 2008 Farm Bill, allowing payments to be made to qualifying producers who suffered losses through September 30, 2011. Losses occurring after that date do not qualify. Farmers and ranchers interested in signing up must do so before the June 7, 2013 deadline. Jones County was not declared a disaster by the US Secretary of Agriculture for 2011. To be eligible for the SURE Program, your whole operation (all crops and all farms) needs to have suffered a 50 percent loss. VOTING FOR COUNTY COMMITTEE ELECTIONS STARTS SOON
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Less than one week left before the start of the 2012 Farm Service Agency County Committee elections. Voting opens November 5 with the mailing of ballots to eligible voters. All eligible voters have until December 3 to complete the ballot and return by mail or in person to a local USDA Service Center. County committee members provide a link between the agricultural community and USDA by
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The most recent issue of the New England Journal of Medicine had five separate articles addressing the obesity epidemic in the United States. With the decrease in cigarette smoking, obesity has graduated to be the number one health issue in our society. In as much as there is a hue and cry in our society on the high cost of health insurance and medical expenses, improvement in the health habits of the general public would seem to be in everyone’s interest. And yet, every time a step is taken to curb our unhealthy habits, there is a public outcry about the United States of America being a free country. Invariably, the public exclaims that they don’t need the government impinging on our freedoms anymore than it already has. But keep in mind that 80 percent of our health care dollars are spent on self inflicted disease. The grand experiment in curbing American’s health habits resulted in a dismal failure with prohibition. Criminalizing an individual’s right to consume alcohol or to manufacture and sell same had so many negative consequences that the Constitutional amendment instituting prohibition was repealed. This is a lesson that must be kept in mind. And yet, our government does regulate many aspects of our behavior. For instance, there has been an obvious decrease in cigarette consumption with the outlawing of cigarette advertising on television and magazines. The lung cancer epidemic in this country has topped out and is beginning to decrease. We have laws regulating how fast we can drive. The gasoline crisis that occurred in the 1980’s when our speed limits were cut to 55 miles per hour clearly saved lives from automobile accidents. Thus, government regulations to control our behavior do work in certain situations. Recently, New Year City has instituted regulations prohibiting the use of trans fats for fried foods. They have limited the size of a fountain carbonated beverage to 16 ounces. They have required that menus have calorie counts. The food industry has “gone
How much should our government regulate our habits?
younger population which is more vulnerable to advertising claims. These articles demonstrated that cutting back sugar sweetened beverages in schools and in homes clearly resulted in a decreased weight gain for the target population. Thus, there is evidence based information documenting that sugar sweetened beverages are a major contributor to our obesity epidemic. The question that our society has to answer is, “Do food vendors have the right to tempt the public into impulse buying?” Please know that impulse buying is an evidence-based contributor to the obesity epidemic and all of the diseases associated with it. Since 80 percent of our healthcare dollars are spent for self-inflicted disease, don’t we as tax payers have a right to regulate public health practices? By the way, those food vendors tempting us with to their financial benefit are charging us double. After we buy the food that we don’t need, we get to pay the resulting medical bills that follow our excess nutritional intake. It is obviously not going to work to ban the sale of candy bars, gigantic hamburgers, and sugar sweetened pop. This was tried with alcohol in prohibition and didn’t work. But at least we can regulate the food industry’s promotion of these products to the general public. In the case of cigarette smoking, stopping the advertising has been associated with a marked decrease in cigarette consumption and a topping out and decrease in the lung cancer incidence in our society. Some regulations do work.
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Regular Meeting October 4, 2012 The Murdo City Council met in regular session on Thursday, October 4, 2012. The meeting was changed due to a conflict. Mayor Geisler called the meeting to order at 7:37 p.m. Members present were: Joe Connot, Mike Jost, Arnie Waddell, Jay Drayer, Wayne Esmay and Mayor David Geisler. Others present were Ray Erikson, Jerry Hatheway, Krysti Barnes, Sheriff Weber and Karlee Barnes. All motions were unanimous unless otherwise stated. The agenda was reviewed and approved on a motion by Waddell, seconded by Drayer. The minutes for September were reviewed and approved on a motion by Waddell, seconded by Esmay. Building permits were approved on a motion by Waddell, seconded by Drayer as follows: D Geisler – building teardown, addition and storage units. The vouchers for the evening were presented and approved on a motion by Esmay seconded by Waddell as follows: GENERAL: Payroll – 4,643.84; SDRS (retirement) 295.66; Internal Revenue Svc. (payroll taxes) 788.46; Corky’s (supplies) 38.46; FNB Visa (computer supplies) 57.04; Goldenwest (phone) 106.36; Harmon Law (legal fees) 480.00; Quill (office supplies) 107.54; Servall (office rugs) 56.16; The Murdo Coyote (publishing) 149.78; Wellmark (health ins) 894.85. PUBLIC SAFETY: Jones County (law contract) 1,600.00; West Central Electric (electricity) 71.74. PUBLIC WORKS: Payroll – 2,624.72; SDRS (retirement) 367.47; Internal Revenue Svc (payroll taxes)780.43; Cliff’s Auto (repair) 50.00; Corky’s (supplies) 395.05; Dept of Revenue (sales tax) 293.95; DVM (title) 10.00; Farmers Union (fuel) 146.88; FNB Visa (travel/supply) 299.31; Goldenwest (phone) 53.17; Heartland Waste (garbage) 3,842.00; John Deere Financial (pump/gasket) 612.50; Keith’s Repair (repair truck) 2,480.33; Nies Trucking (hauling dozer) 495.00; Patrick Const (repair street work) 13,565.00; Ray’s Welding (welding truck) 90.00; SD DOT (advertising) 32.00; SD Federal Property (tools) 33.00; Wellmark (health ins) 894.85; West Central Elec (electricity) 2,197.00; WR/LJ (airport water) 40.00 PARKS & RECREATION: Corky’s (supplies) 106.79; Farmers Union (gas) 41.19; Goldenwest (phone) 38.82; Murdo Family Foods (supplies) 60.78; Minn. Trapline (skunk traps) 298.90;SD Dept of Revenue (lab tests) 39.00; SD Federal Property (supplies) 28.00; West Central Elec (electricity) 614.47. SPECIAL REVENUE: Brett Nix (ind park) 689.43; West Central Elec (electricity) 744.00. WATER: Payroll – 3,877.68; SDRS (retirement) 417.17; Internal Revenue Svc (payroll taxes) 935.22; Corky’s (supplies) 94.09; Farmers Union (gas) 18.94; FNB Visa (postage/travel) 308.64; Goldenwest (phone) 53.18; Pioneer Country Mart (gas) 180.50; SD Dept of Rev. (water tests) 26.00; SD Federal Property (tools) 33.00; West Central Elec (electricity) 858.14; WR/LJ (water/tower) 6,382.75; Leanne Bird (refund deposit less final bill) 11.80. WASTEWATER: Corky’s (repairs) 14.81; SD Federal Surplus (dozer) 36,500.00; SDWWA (conference) 70.00. The street report was presented by Hatheway. He discussed doing oil samples on the new equipment and the recent teardowns. He discussed with council the placement of drain pipe in the alley east of south Main Street behind Mike Barnes, Nick Van Dam and David Venards for better drainage and council instructed him to do this in the current budget. He discussed the alley between Convey Apts and Best Western being done. A motion to approve the report was made by Connot, seconded by Waddell. Erikson gave the water report for the month. He attended the SDWWA Conference this last month and learned about new requirements on service connections that will be mandatory by 2014. He discussed the installation of the valve in the lagoons and the response to the inspection. He discussed doing the discharge permit and the numerous shut offs for the winter. A motion to approve was made by Waddell, seconded by Jost. Barnes gave the finance report for the month. She has been out much of the last couple weeks with surgery and did not have a complete report at this time. She informed council she spoke with Rod at KLJ Engineering about the street projects and a possible grant the City may be eligible for. She discussed what she knew about the new PA system in the auditorium also. At this time she asked council to consider raising the water deposit fee for new services. The $75 charged now barely covers one month’s bill and has not been updated in 20 years. The council discussed changing the fee to $150 residential and $300 commercial and first reading was given at this time. Discussion was also held about once again looking into ACH for water bills. Barnes informed council at this time she would be gone most of the following week and would probably be here limited hours. A motion to approve the report was made by Connot, seconded by Waddell. OLD BUSINESS: Barnes gave an update on the Ingalls building teardown process and informed them that legal papers and notice have been served. She also informed council that West Central Electric would like to extend the lease above the City Park for another year and have already paid the fee. NEW BUSINESS: Discussion was held on rental of the sign along interstate and Geisler said the Super 8 would rent for $500 per year. A contract will be drawn up and rental on the west bound side will hopefully be found for the same rate. Barnes asked council to set a rate for rural garbage users that bring garbage in from the country to the City dumpster. She has been charging $19 per month and they come in voluntarily but she wondered if charging $20 per month and sending monthly bills would keep this service more current. Council agreed and set that rate. Barnes informed council that the South Central RC&D is putting together a housing meeting for the near future and would like the City’s attendance. Sheriff Weber had been at the ambulance meeting and discussed skunk trapping and loose dogs. Being no further business, council adjourned at 8:45 p.m. Krysti Barnes, City Finance Officer Published November 1, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $64.01.
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Notice of General Election
A General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, in all the voting precincts in Jones County. The election polls will be open from seven o’clock a.m. to seven o’clock p.m. central standard time on the day of the election. The polling place in each precinct in this county shall be as follows: Precinct #1 – Murdo Auditorium – Capa, Bovine, South Creek, Washington, Morgan, Scovil, Grandview, Okaton, Murdo, Mullen and Westover Townships and Ward I of Murdo City; Precinct #3 – Murdo Auditorium – Wards II and III of Murdo City and Buffalo Township; Precinct #5 – Draper Auditorium – Van Metre, Banner, War Creek, Richland, Union, Kolls, Virgil, Rich Valley, Highland, Lincoln, Draper, Mussman, Dunkel, Williams Creek, Zickrick Townships and Draper Town. Voters with disabilities may contact the county auditor for information and special assistance in absentee voting or polling place accessibility. John Brunskill, County Auditor Published October 25 & November 1, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $30.17.
John Brunskill, County Auditor Published October 25 & November 1, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $14.40.
Instructions to the Voters
VOTING RIGHTS Any voter who can't mark a ballot because the voter has a physical disability or can't read, may ask any person they choose to help them vote. Any voter may ask for instruction in the proper procedure for voting. Any voter at the polling place prior to 7:00 p.m. is allowed to cast a ballot. If your voting rights have been violated, you may call the person in charge of the election at 605-669-7100, the Secretary of State at 888-703-5328, or your state's attorney. Any person who is convicted of a felony on or after July 1, 2012, loses the right to vote. However, any such person may register to vote following the completion of their felony sentence. Any person who is convicted of a felony on or before June 30, 2012, and who receives a sentence of imprisonment to the adult penitentiary system, including a suspended execution of sentence, loses the right to vote. Any such person so sentenced may register to vote following completion of their sentence. Further information is available at www.sdsos. gov. ELECTION CRIMES Anyone who makes a false statement when they vote, tries to vote knowing they are not a qualified voter, or tries to vote more than once has committed an election crime. Published November 1, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $18.41.
Notice of Meeting Change Jones County Board of Commissioners
The Jones County Board of Commissioners will hold their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. instead of Tuesday, November 6, due to the General Election.
Casey Tibbs Foundation to host 23rd tribute dinner
Honorees from across the state will be recognized at the Annual Casey Tibbs Foundation Tribute Dinner to be held on Saturday, November 3, at the Casey Tibbs SD Rodeo Center in Fort Pierre. This years’ honorees include, Troy Brown of Harrold, as “Rodeo Cowboy Great” who won the Badlands Steer Wrestling Championship three times; Lisa Lockhart, of Oelrichs, as “Rodeo Cowgirl Great” who is a six-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier in barrel racing; Ralph Maynard originally from Dupree, as “Past Rodeo Great” who competed at the Rodeo Cowboys Association National Finals Rodeo four times in bronc riding; Singer Kyle
Evans, formerly of Wessington Springs, as “Rodeo Promoter”, who performed for more than 40 years at rodeos all over the country; John “Jack” Carr Family Ranch of White River, as “Ranch Cowboy Family”, who has ranched for nearly 70 years; and Stallion “Walter Mitty”, as “Rodeo Animal Athlete.” Mitty is owned by Delbert and Lois Stinson of New Underwood. The Stallion won Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, and numerous other titles. Now in its’ 23rd year, the Tribute Dinner is an opportunity for friends and families in the ranching and rodeo communities to celebrate and honor the accomplishments of South Dakota cowboys, cowgirls , families and animals. Their photos and biographies are added to the “Wall of Fame” each year, located in the Rodeo Center. Dinner tickets can be purchased by phone or by visiting the Rodeo Advance purchase Center. required and seating is limited to 250. Contact the Casey Tibbs SD Rodeo Center at 605-494-1094 for ticket information.
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St. Mary’s Healthcare Center receives State, NWS officials: prepare for $339,415 for eEmergency technology winter weather before it hits
St. Mary’s Healthcare Center announced today it has received $339,415 in funding from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to fund implementation of eEmergency, part of Avera eCARETM. eEmergency is an innovative service which will link St. Mary's Healthcare Center to emergency trained physicians at Avera in Sioux Falls via twoway video equipment 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The technology is expected to be up and running in February 2013. eEmergency makes board-certified emergency physicians and emergency-trained nurses available to assist local providers in treating trauma, heart attack, stroke and other critical conditions. This allows rural hospitals to keep patients close to home, access Avera's specialty support during difficult and multiple emergency cases, initiate diagnostic testing sooner and streamline emergency transfers when needed. “We are deeply grateful for the support of The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust for making eEmergency a reality,” said Joseph Messmer, Interim President and CEO, St. Mary's Healthcare Center. “Implementation of eEmergency will further enhance the high quality care already provided by our emergency physicians and staff by allowing them to access highly specialized emergency physicians and nurses to assist us in treating the most critical conditions.” This technology is currently available in 65 hospitals across Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming. This includes Gettysburg Medical Center, part of St. Mary's. eEmergency went online there in August, 2011. Other South Dakota sites include Aberdeen, Britton, Dell Rapids, Flandreau, Freeman, Gregory, Madison, Milbank, Miller, Mitchell, Parkston, Platte, Redfield, Scotland, Tyndall, Wagner, Wessington Springs and Yankton. The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, established in 1999, supports a diverse range of organizations with a major focus on health and medical research, in addition to programs in human services, education and conservation. The Trust aspires to improve lives by supporting effective nonprofits. To date The Trust has announced more than $702 million in grants to charitable organizations. The Rural Healthcare Program of The Trust provides funding for innovative projects that use information technologies to connect rural patients to specialty medical care, provide the latest medical therapies and facilitate programs for underserved populations that place particular stress on existing health care facilities and local governments. This eEmergency project funding is part of The Trust’s Rural Healthcare Program, which has awarded a total of more than $148 million in grants to institutions and organizations in the upper Midwest. More than $51.9 million of that total has been awarded in South Dakota, with more than $2.1 million in the Pierre and Gettysburg area. For additional information regarding this release or to arrange media interviews, contact Amanda Bacon, St. Mary’s Healthcare Center Communications Coordinator at (605) 224-3160. National Weather Service and State officials urge South Dakotans to prepare for winter weather now, before the first storm hits. “We’ve had a long run of unseasonably warm, extremely dry weather, but it’s South Dakota, it’s late October, and the first big storm of the season could strike any day now,’’ said State Public Safety Secretary Trevor Jones. “The time to prepare for winter weather is before you are kneedeep in snow drifts.’’ Wednesday, October 24, is Winter Weather Preparedness Day in South Dakota. Officials with the State Departments of Transportation and Public Safety are joining with the NWS in asking citizens to use the day as a reminder to find the vehicle survival kit, replenish any supplies that were used in the last storm and then brush up on winter travel and survival tips and techniques. “The National Weather Service is ready to help get you through the storms with the most timely and accurate weather information available,’’ said Todd Heitkamp of the NWS office in Sioux Falls. “But you have a role to play, too. Give yourself and your family every chance to survive the storms safely by making preparations now for the coming winter weather.’’ A basic winter survival kit includes blankets, water, non-perishable foods, and a flashlight with fully charged batteries, a shovel and a distress flag. A charged cell phone is essential. It won’t save you by itself, but if you are stranded, that phone can be a vital link to help – if you always make sure the battery is fully charged.’’ Checking weather and road conditions before winter trips is another essential survival tip. “SafeTravelUSA is designed to give travelers the up-to-date information on road and weather conditions they need to make safe travel decisions,’’ said Transportation Secretary Darin Bergquist. “We encourage you to visit the site or call 511 before you travel. We also encourage all South Dakotans to take time today to brush up on winter weather survival plans.’’ Other winter-travel safety reminders include: •Keep an eye on the weather and check travel conditions before leaving home. •Be flexible and change travel plans if weather conditions deteri-
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orate. •Wear seatbelts. •Travel during the day when possible and allow extra time to reach your destination. •Use highly traveled roads and highways. •Keep family and friends informed of your travel route and schedule. For the latest weather forecasts and warnings this winter season, visit www.weather.gov, and for winter travel conditions, visit www.safetravelusa.com/sd or call 511.
Election Day ~ Tuesday,November 6
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• Syd Iwan •
Perspective is sometimes hard to get right. In drawing and painting, for example, there tends to be a battle between what we know is there and what our eyes actually see. Consider a straight highway through the desert, if you will. Your mind knows that the sides or shoulders of the road basically stay parallel, but your eyes say the sides get closer and closer as the road gets more distant until, way in the distance, they seem to join together into a straight line. This difference between the mind view and the eye view is often completely ignored by young kids when they draw. They go by what is in their minds instead of what they see. The sides of their roads in drawings stay parallel. Houses are completely square. Cows are shown broadside. Proportion is tricky as well. Budding artists in this area often try to draw horses, but only the gifted ever get it right. I’ve seen a lot of horse pictures where you look at them and say, “That isn’t
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Lookin’ Around
quite right.” Somehow the head is too big for the body, or the shoulders or rump are not the correct size for the rest of the animal. You may not know exactly what is wrong, but something obviously is. You wouldn’t go out and buy a horse that looks that way. That’s for sure. Then we come to perception. As a Christian, rancher, husband and father from the middle of the country, I might see things differently than does a single Jewish banker who lives with his medium-sized dog in a New York high-rise. Who we are and what we value are bound to color our perception of events, trends, and many other things. That’s just the way it is. With an election coming up this week, we will easily be able to tell that there is a wide variety of how citizens view what has been happening in our country and what should happen in the future. There is even some possibility that, if you vote differently than I do, I might think you are certifiable and should be confined to a loony bin. That was certainly the opinion of an uncle or two of mine if I disagreed with them in any way concerning politics. They were not at all open to opposing views. Nevertheless, it is important to see things honestly in order to do a good job of voting. First off, we have to have an accurate view of how things really are, what things are truly important, and who can do the best job of filling the office for which they are running. In other words, we have to keep things in proportion. We have to balance the values of lots of things such as the economy, national security, and freedoms. We also need to keep in mind what is best, not only for ourselves, but also for our community, state, country and world. That’s a lot of responsibility and not to be taken lightly. As you know, our system of government is not perfect by any means, and sometimes we get things wrong. Luckily, we don’t elect most people for life so we have an opportunity to make corrections every two, four, or six years. This is a good thing. When you consider many of the countries around the world, their governments are not nearly as flexible and useful as ours. Many have dictators and little freedom. Others have leaders who are corrupt and much more interested in getting rich than leading a country as they should. In comparison to all that, our country is just grand. I have no plans of emigrating anytime soon, and I’ve been to enough different countries to realize that I’m really very well off living right here. So, what to do? As usual, we can only do our best and hope it’s right. The definition of “perspective” incidentally is as follows: “The aspect in which a subject or its parts are mentally viewed, especially a view of things (as objects or events) in their true relationship or relative importance.” That part about true relationship and relative importance seem to be the key to the whole business. We’ll try to attain that. By the way, if you aren’t sure how to vote, I’ll be glad to give you some advice. I’m pretty sure that if everyone votes the way I do, we’ll be fine. We just have to have good perception and keep everything in proportion. What’s so hard about that?
Character Counts!… Andrea Diehm, Jones County School District Financial Aid Coordinator and School Counselor, addresses the elementary classes during the special assembly to announce the October Coyote Character Award. Photo by Lonna Jackson
Great Gobbler Give–Away
Register to win a turkey at any of these businesses. Drawing to be held Monday, Nov. 12 at 3:00 p.m.
BankWest Insurance Buffalo Restaurant Busted Nut Bar & Grill Corky’s Auto Supply Farmer’s Union Oil
Dakota Mill & Grain
Moore Building Center
Winners must pick up their turkeys at Murdo Family Foods as soon as possible after the drawing.
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Letter to the Editor
The destructive ramifications of Referred Law 16 are huge. Beyond the many sensible arguments for voting “no” on this law, it should be noted that governmentmandated testing over the past ten years haven’t contributed anything to student learning. Research shows a sizeable number of students have been harmed by such testing. Worrisome information comes from parents, teachers, counselors, school nurses, psychologists, and psychiatrists. The data confirms an unprecedented increase in the number of young children being treated for psychiatric illnesses ranging from learning disabilities and attention disorders to anxiety and depression. This research deserves voter consideration because Law 16 expands standardized testing. This law, as passed, expects that as much as 50 percent of each teacher’s evaluation will be based upon high stakes testing. Perhaps a different and more thoughtful mix of legislators will be elected in November. We need
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Extension News
• Bob Fanning (605) 842-1267 •
have published soil survey books that were provided to landowners, and may be available at local libraries, Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) offices, County Extension offices, etc. For several years, the USDA-NRCS has had the Web Soil Survey (WSS) online: http://websoilsurv e y. n r c s . u s d a . g o v / a p p / H o m e Page.htm. The Web Soil Survey contains more information than the published soil surveys, and is regularly updated with new options, features and data. Chapter eighteen, “Online Web Soil Survey (WSS) Information”, of “iGrow Wheat: Best Management Practices for Wheat Production”, written by Doug Malo, Assistant Department Head/Distinguished Professor in the SDSU Plant Science Department contains an extensive explanation of the WSS. In addition to providing a comprehensive guide to using the site, the chapter contains a nice list of online sources of soils and natural resources information. With the cost of land, fertilizer, seed, machinery, fuel and other inputs in farming today, and the prices of agricultural commodities, farmers can enjoy significant returns by using management to optimize their productivity. With modern GPS technology, soil survey data yield monitoring data and scouting reports, it may be possible to increase profitability and reduce the impact of agriculture on the environment. Chapter eighteen, “Online Web Soil Survey (WSS) Information”, of “iGrow Wheat: Best Management Practices for Wheat Production” should be posted in the “Resource Library” of “iGrow Wheat”: http://igrow.org/agronomy/wheat/ in the near future. You can also purchase a printed copy of “iGrow Wheat: Best Management Practices for Wheat Production” at the iGrow Store: http://igrow.org/ store/. 11/27-28/2012 – Ag Horizons Conference, Pierre 12/11/2012 – Soil Health Info DayDavison County Extension Complex, Mitchell Calendar
sensible legislators who will work with educators to provide the best bang for the buck while supporting best possible learning experiences in our schools. The crucial first step for eliminating standardized testing is for voters to dismantle this onerous Law 16 by voting NO. We should also retire the people who foisted this law on our state. Sincerely, Dave L. Wegner 3700 S Spencer Blvd Sioux Falls SD 57103
Pierre-Ft. Pierre AAUW proudly presents Dakota Daughters, a play to bring greater understanding of diverse cultures as the actors bring life to the words of three women from the American West. It will be presented at First United Methodist Church, 117 North Central, Pierre, on Tuesday, November 13, 7:00 p.m. Dessert will be served. A $5.00 fee will be charged. To RSVP, contact Gloria Smith-Rockhold, 945-2327, or gasrockhold@aol.com.
Pierre-Ft. Pierre AAUW to present Dakota Daughters
The play features South Dakota scholar-actors Joyce Jefferson, Lillian Witt, and Geraldine Goes Healing racism and In Center. building a harmonious society requires respecting the values and ambiguities of conflicting interpretations of history. The three characters portrayed are imaginary, but they describe actual events in the West from 1865 to 1890. Dakota Daughters is a program of the South Dakota Humanities Council Speakers' Bureau.
Schriever graduates from United States Marine Corps boot camp
Private First Class Schriever successfully completed 13 weeks of intensive basic training at MCRD San Diego as one of 80 recruits in Training Platoon 2167. A total of 597 recruits graduated as part of the seven platoons of Hotel Company. While in basic training, Private First Class Schriever qualified as Expert in Rifle Qualifications, and his Platoon won the Initial Drill Competition. Following ten days home on leave he reported to Camp Pendleton for one month of Military Combat Training. This will be followed by Military Occupation Specialty School for Aviation Electronics in Pensacola, Florida. Private First Class Schriever is a graduate of Central Lyon High School and is the son of Darin and Laurel Schriever of Rock Rapids, Iowa, and Grandson of Lee and Darlene Schriever of Hurley, S.D., and Melvin and Clarice Roghair of Okaton, S.D.
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) empowers women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Our nonpartisan, nonprofit organization has more than 150,000 members and supporters across the United States, as well as 1,000 local branches and 700 college and university partners. Since AAUW’s founding in 1881, our members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political. Locally, the AAUW’s major projects include the Pierre Women in Science conference, scholarships to CUC students, Hospice Book Store and volunteering and support of Missouri Shores Domestic Violence Center. Monthly meetings feature programming on issues and organizations that empower women. New members are always welcome. Membership information will be available at the Dakota Daughters event. Pierre-Ft. Pierre has a Facebook page and encourages “likes” from those wishing to stay informed of local activities. For information, contact Gloria Smith-Rockhold, 945-2327, orgasrockhold@aol.com.
While many producers are familiar with the land they farm, the drought of 2012 was very revealing in how various soils hold water compared to others. There were areas that demonstrated excellent, fair, and poor crop conditions in the same field. Water holding capacities of different soil types made a considerable difference in the crops ability to survive the drought stress. There may be cases where a field is predominantly made up of a particular soil type that makes it a poor candidate for certain crops. Shallow soils with a low water holding capacity for example, might be poor candidates for full season crops like corn, as they are unable to store enough moisture to produce a reasonable yield; and rainfall during the latter part of the growing season can be highly unreliable. There are some strategies a producer could use to manage problem soils, like careful choice of crops and crop rotations, planting cover crops, etc. Progress would likely be slow, and come in small steps, but about all one could do to improve production. The first step is to find out more about the soils you are dealing with. All of South Dakota has been surveyed for soil type and characteristics. Many, if not all counties
Using Soil Survey Information
Vote Larry Lucas - Experienced Legislator
IN 2012 REP LUCAS VOTED: • To support SD workers – NO to send $5 million of tax payer • To remove the moratorium on nursing home beds –
dollars out of state to recruit workers while high schools are cutting their agriculture, business, technology education, and family & consumer sciences programs – SB 48 allowing the new nursing home to be built in Brandon and for possible construction in Pine Ridge – Yes on SB 69 • To support law enforcement officers – to allow sheriffs the final say on issuing concealed pistol permits – NO on HB 1248 (Also vetoed by the Governor)
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Coordinating efforts with the Governor’s Drought Task Force, the South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) is asking farmers and ranchers who struggled with this year’s extreme drought conditions to send their ideas on drought disaster relief. “SDDA wants to know how we can best help our producers through this drought year,” said South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture Walt Bones. “Hearing their ideas first-hand is the best way to do that.” Producers are encouraged to email their comments and suggestions by Friday, November 16, to agmail@state.sd.us, call 605-7335425, or write the South Dakota Department of Agriculture, 523 E
SDDA seeks input on disaster relief
Private First Class, Caleb D. Schriever, 19, of Rock Rapids graduated from United States Marine Corps boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego on October 5, 2012.
Capitol Ave., Pierre, S.D., 57501. Agriculture is South Dakota’s number one industry, generating nearly $21 billion in annual economic activity and employing more than 80,000 South Dakotans. The South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s mission is to promote, protect, preserve and improve this industry for today and tomorrow. Visit us online at http://sdda.sd.gov/ or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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I would like to thank all the helpers who helped with my moving: Pam Hasting; Eric Weaver; Dwight and Sheila Hurst; Orville and Lola Anderson; Pam’s friend, Steve; and other friends from Pierre. Mick Weaver A big thank you to everyone who came out and supported our “Ambulance Benefit Breakfast.” It was a huge success! We look forward to seeing you again next year! Jones County Ambulance Crew
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REMEMBER TO EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE - TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6
THE DRAPER LUTHERAN CHURCH will be serving soup, sandwiches and homemade pie on election day, November 6, from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the church basement to further fund new flooring in the parsonage. This is a Thrivent sponsored event. EveryM44-1tp one welcome! ROUGH COUNTRY SPRAYING: Specializing in controlling Canada thistle on rangeland. ATV application. Also prairie dogs. Call Bill at 605-669-2298. M21-24tp
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Thank you to everyone that has been there for me since I had my “graceful” fall and surgery. Thank you to those that cooked meals, chauffeured me around, helped me get to events and places and just called and visited. I am extremely humbled by the amazing friends and family I have! A special thanks to Jill for keeping the city office going; Valerie for driving me around and waiting on me; Jeannette, Levi, Meghan, Emmy, Easton and little Royce for getting me around at Western Junior; and my wonderful husband and boys for taking on extras! Love you all! Krysti Barnes Thanks for all of the cards and messages that were sent in memory of our loved one, Harvey. He was a very special person and will be missed by many, but he is in a much better place. Thanks to all who fixed food for the funeral or brought to the house. Thank you to all who sent memorial money. We live in such a loving, caring community. Lila Mae Christian Cheryl and Dan Burke & family Neal & Kathy Christian & family Pat Shinabarger & family Doug & Pam Christian & family Delores & Kevin Ricke & family Scott’s family
HEREFORD BULL CALVES. Will keep until December 1, 2012. Hovland Herefords, Allen Hovland, 605-544-3236, or Miles HovPR-2t land, 544-3294.
BLACK RANCHHAND LEGEND SERIES BUMPER. Fits 2010-
For Sale
Business & Professional Directory
Rent This Space $4.25 a week/ minimum 3 mos.
2012 Dodge Ram pickup. Was only on pickup for two weeks. No damage; like new condition. $1,700. Call Patrick at 605-530-0051 or Karlee at 605-295-0047. M41-tfc
Thank you to all who joined us at the church to celebrate and to those who sent cards for our 40th anniversary. Thanks to Clarice Roghair and those who helped her plan and organize. Everything was wonderful. You all made the day very special. Roger & Wanda Larson
Ranchland Drug
259-3102
• Nightly Deliveries to Murdo • Senior Citizen’s Discount
HEIMAN CONSTRUCTION
and Seamless Gutters
Allen Heiman – Owner
Located in White River, S.D.
P.O. Box 433 Presho, S.D. 57568-0433 Phone: (605) 895-9644 Cell: (605) 730-5634
Variety of Colors Free Estimates
New Life Home, Inc.
Residential Living Center
24–Hour Care Home–Like Atmosphere
203 W. Hwy. 16, Presho, S.D. • 605-895-2602
CALL US FOR ALL YOUR HOME REPAIRS
APARTMENTS AVAILABLE
Murdo Townhouses 2 Bedrooms
Carpeted throughout, on-site laundry facility and appliances furnished. PRO/Rental Management 605-347-3077 1-800-244-2826
www.prorentalmanagement.com
AERIAL & AG SERVICE
• Aerial & Ground Application • Chemical & Fertilizer Sales • GPS Equipped
Valburg
Tires & Service ~ 605-669-2077 Exit 191 ~ Murdo SD
Venard Inc
605-669-2121 Clinic J.S. McNeely 605-669-2553 Home RN, CFNP dba Jones County Clinic
609 Garfield Ave., Murdo, SD 57559
Murdo, Martin & White River
Your Full Service Lumber and Hardware Store
105 E. 2nd Street • PO Box 108 • Murdo, SD 57559 Phone: (605) 669-2201 • Fax: (605) 669-2450 Dennis and Kevin Moore
Equal Housing Opportunity
Dan: 605-259-3134 Charlie: 605-452-3311
Family owned and operated – Our family serving your family
Low–Income Housing 1 & 2 bedroom apartments Income–based rent Includes light, heat, water and garbage pickup
Murdo Housing & Redevelopment
605-669-2681
Murdo Nutrition Program Menu
November 5 Meatballs in Gravy Wild Rice Blend Peas Coleslaw French Bread Mandarin Oranges November 6 Oven Fried Chicken Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Harvard Beets Dinner Roll Apricots November 7 Ham & Scalloped Potatoes Baked Squash Broccoli-Cauliflower Salad Bread Pineapple Tidbits November 8 French Dip w/ Au Jus Baked Potato Corn O’Brian Angel Food Cake w/ Strawberries & Topping November 9 Chili or Alternate Sunshine Salad Bread Pears Cookie
H ildebrand S teel & C oncrete
Contact us for ALL types of concrete work!
Murdo
Jerry Hildebrand Cell: 605.488.0291
Kadoka
Rich Hildebrand Cell 605.431.2226
Office: 605-837-2621 Toll Free: 1-877-867-4185
Equal Housing Opportunity
Daryl & Scott Isburg, Funeral Directors
Concrete Redi–Mix
Family Dentistry
James C. Szana, DDS
Murdo Health Center Wednesday & Thursday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
669-2131
Rent This Space $4.25 a week/ minimum 3 mos.
ALL PRO TOWING
24-Hour Service Light to Heavy Duty Towing Repairs Domestic Cars & Trucks
Phone: (605) 669-2075 Murdo, S.D.
(605) 869-2150
Cell: 605-222-0317 • Pierre, S.D. E-mail: darrenboylesales@pie.midco.net Website: www.darrenboylesales.com
New & Used Farm Equipment REA Seeds
Darren Boyle Sales

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