Murdo Coyote, November 22, 2012

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Jones County EMS presents Murdo insurance agent receives certification findings from assessment
by Karlee Barnes On Wednesday, November 7, the Jones County EMS hosted a public meeting in which John Becknell from SafeTech Solutions presented the findings from an indepth study performed to determine the future of the service. The study was made possible through the John T. Vucurevich Foundation, which awarded $10,000 to the Jones County EMS. SafeTech Solutions provided a thorough assessment of where the EMS service stood and define the strengths, weaknesses and challenges faced in Jones County. The public meeting explained the findings from the assessment, solicited public input to complete the final report and encouraged community members to take action. A final report will be circulated in Jones County upon completion. Becknell told those in attendance that the study concluded that the ambulance service in Jones County faces significant threat and there is a decline in volunteerism. At a deeper level, the study looked at how the ambulance in Jones County is viewed, understood, valued and funded. In assessing rural ambulance services, SafeTech Solutions looks at three important points: 1. Do EMTs do a good job, treat patients well, and provide good clinical care? 2. Is the EMS service reliable? Does it respond when needed, and in a timely manner? 3. Is the EMS service sustainable? Meaning, does it have capable leadership, enough human resources, enough funding and broad community support? Becknell reported that the EMS service has requirements from the state, including: •At least two EMTs must be available at all times •All EMS vehicles must pass proper inspection •The EMS service must respond within fifteen minutes of receiving a call •All data reporting must be submitted electronically •Continuing education requirements must be met Currently, all EMTs must have 15-32 hours of continuing education. Becknell reported that it costs $311,573 per year to run the ambulance service – $45,000 of that goes to costs for maintaining vehicles, facility costs, medical supplies, licenses and insurance. The remaining $266,573 is what it would cost if the service paid a low salary and benefits to EMTs. Revenue for the service comes from transportation reimbursements, donations, city and county support for the facility and insurance, two taxing districts, and donated labor. An overview of the Jones County EMS service today provided the following information. Jones County currently has a dedicated group of volunteers. Residents, business people and current EMS volunteers believe
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She asked why Jones County tax payers should have to pay to fund the service when they aren’t the only beneficiaries. She also asked if there was any way to get resources from the Interstate. Becknell replied that it was a good question, and one that he didn’t currently have a solution to. He said, “Part of this assessment is to raise awareness by using Jones County’s EMS case study as an example.” He said that the report needed to be presented in front of legislation to increase awareness about the funding issue. Becknell gave recommendations that included the following: 1. Maximize volunteerism as long as possible. This includes having a culture and environment with the EMS that people want to belong to. The ideal number of available EMTs is about 14. 2. Enable a short term staffing relief. This would mean creating crew quarters for people to come in and stay while providing relief. Paramedics and EMTs from Pierre are willing to help out if they had a place to stay. 3. Prepare now for the future by tackling problems one step at a time. 4. Create a small, select working group to revise bylaws and make a strategic plan. This may include using consulting firms as needed. 5. Work toward hiring a paid leader and EMT. 6. Begin meeting and building deeper relationships with neighboring services. Becknell closed the meeting by saying that the EMS needed to turn their eyes from the crisis to really looking ahead to what can be done to provide a reliable and sustainable ambulance service in the future. Anyone wishing to join the Jones County EMS may leave a message at 669-3125, or call Tammy Van Dam at 530-7553. New EMT training will begin February 1, 2013. BankWest Insurance is pleased to announce that Meghan Newsam of Murdo has successfully completed a series of exams and has earned her Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designation. Newsam is a graduate of Jones County High School and received her associate’s degree in business management from Western Dakota Technical Institute in Rapid City. She has been licensed to sell property and casualty insurance since 2008.
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Thanksgiving Dinner
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. Joe Connot and Jay Keever will be hosting the annual community Thanksgiving Dinner again this year. The meal will be at noon on Thursday, November 22, in the high school lunch room. Anybody wishing to attend may bring something to share, or may just bring their appetite! 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. Kids Club, sponsored by the Community Bible Church, will meet Wednesday, December 5, at the mini–gym after school. All kids in grades K–6 are welcome to attend. Come and enjoy a Bible story, snacks, games and a craft. Remember to get your houses decorated for the annual Christmas lighting contest sponsored by the Murdo Chamber of Commerce. The categories are: Winter Wonderland (Most Beautiful); Santa Claus is Coming to Town (In a Child’s Eye); O’ Holy Night (Religious); Deck the Halls (Best Use of Lights); Spirit of Christmas (Business); and Country Christmas. Judging will take place mid-December.
Presenting results… John Becknell, from SafeTech Solutions, presents the finding of a county-wide study focusing on the current situation of the Jones County EMS. that the service is essential to our county. Currently, the service faces threats to reliability and sustainablility because there are not enough EMTs that are actually in town, and those that are in town are getting stressed. The core group in town, although faithful, is tired. Becknell went on to explain that the service also faces limited financial resources, a low run volume, increased used by non-residents, weak neighboring services and has no crew quarters. Surveys that were mailed to residents of Jones County were collected and evaluated as part of the study. Three-hundred seventyeight surveys were returned, making for a 58 percent response rate. Fifty-nine percent of responding residents had either used the EMS service themselves or had a family member use the service in the past ten years, and 84 percent thought that the EMS service was essential to our county. Fifty-four percent of residents said that they would be willing to pay more taxes to help with EMS funding, and 53 percent said that they would be willing to make donations. Of the 378 responding residents, 86 percent said that they were not willing or able to become an EMT. Becknell presented options for the service including: continue with the service as is until a crisis arises; close the service and depend on neighboring EMS services to respond; collaborate with neighboring services to create a regional ambulance service; raise funds to slowly move toward a combination paid and volunteer service. Becknell then opened the meeting up to questions or comments from the audience and current EMTs. EMT Kayla Venard commented that about fifty percent of the calls that the Jones County EMS responds to come from non-residents, mostly from the Interstate.
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Governor: make safety a priority during this holiday travel season
Gov. Dennis Daugaard is asking South Dakotans to make safety a priority as they travel during the Thanksgiving period and upcoming holiday season. “Thanksgiving is a wonderful time for family members to gather, enjoy each other’s company and share the blessings of the holiday,’’ the Governor said. “It’s also imperative for each of us to keep safety in mind as we travel to those happy get-togethers.’’ Traffic is heavier than normal during holiday periods, presenting drivers with numerous distractions, Gov. Daugaard said. “Motorists should carefully obey posted speed limits, wear seatbelts on every trip, and always desig-
BankWest Chairman, President and CEO Charles Burke III commended Newsman’s commitment to achieving her CISR certification. He added that staying ahead of the curve is important in today’s ever-changing insurance industry. “Meghan is always looking for ways to better serve her clients,” Burke said. “She’s a valuable member of our BankWest team, but more importantly she is a champion for the people she serves. Customer service is always at the top of her mind.” Newsam and her husband, Levi, have three young children and operate a family ranch in Jones County. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, spending time with her children and singing in her church choir. She said that working with her valued clients is the most rewarding part of her job. “Working with customers and bringing smiles to their faces is the most satisfying part of my work,” Newsam said. “There is nothing better than being able to lend a helping hand.” Newsam is located in the BankWest Insurance office at Murdo.
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Council introduces samples for trailer home ordinances
by Karlee Barnes The Murdo City Council met Tuesday, November 6 due to a Monday night meeting to discuss the current housing situation in Murdo. Present at the meeting included: Wayne Esmay, Mayor Geisler, Matt Kinsley, Arnie Waddell, Mike Jost, Jerry Hatheway, Ray Erikson, Wayne Klima, Krysti Barnes, Tim Hullinger, Lynette Hullinger and Karlee Barnes. The meeting was called to order at 7:45, and both the agenda and minutes were approved. Two building permits had been submitted. One from Jim Hoar for basement repairs, and one for Curt Chambliss to build a pole shed for equipment on Lincoln Avenue. Both permits were approved. During the public area, Hullinger addressed the board about the road on the curve north of his house. He said the washboards need attention and wondered if it was the responsibility of the city or the county to maintain. The city agreed to talk to the county to figure out how to share the responsibility. Klima also approached the board during the public area. He wondered about the repairs being done to the alley behind his house. Klima advised the board that the alley needed to be lowered one to one and a half feet to level out the water issues that are created when it rains. The board advised that they would take his comments into consideration before installing the planned new culvert. The vouchers were addressed next, and all were approved. Sheriff John Weber arrived shortly before the Sheriff ’s report was to be presented. He had no report. A building permit and variance was discussed for Dakota Mill and Grain. The variance was concerning the road, but it was uncertain
nate a sober driver. Those are simple, life-saving steps.’’ Weather this time of year can change rapidly. The Governor advises motorists to carry winter survival kits, tell friends or family about travel plans and check safetravelusa.com prior to leaving for holiday gatherings. South Dakota recorded more than 200 highway crashes, with one death and more than 30 injuries, in each of the past two Thanksgiving holiday reporting periods. The national Thanksgiving Day holiday fatality reporting period runs from 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21, through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, November 25.
Message from South Dakota Highway Patrol
Here’s the thing: Thanksgiving is coming up, and it’s feasible many of us are going to eat way too much. There’s the turkey, the dressing, the cranberry salad, the sweet potatoes, the buns and, of course, the pumpkin pie–with whip cream. The outcome? Fully satisfied taste buds and a belt that no longer goes all the way around your waist. Here’s the good news… your seatbelt is adjustable. So no matter how much you eat, you can still stay safe on your drive home from Thanksgiving dinner. I’m Inspector Darid Cooper with the South Dakota Highway Patrol Motor Carrier Services reminding you to buckle up, every trip, every time.
School board discusses safe routes to school
by Karlee Barnes The November Jones County School board meeting was held Monday, November 12. Those present included: Mike Hunt, Carrie Lolley, Chad Whitney, Brett Nix, Scott Mathews, Larry Ball, Tami Schreiber, Lorrie Esmay, Gary Knispel, Bobbi Knispel, Brenda Weber, Kent Nies, Jim Volmer and Karlee Barnes. The agenda, minutes, bills and financial reports were all approved with no questions or concerns. Gary Knispel then presented the fiscal report and spoke to the board about an Emergency Management Federal Grant that the school received. The grant can be used for equipment in the school, and it had been decided that it will be used for a new intercom system in the grade school, as the current system is approximately 50 years old. Also, the current system only reaches about 60 percent of the classrooms, and is a one-way system, making it impossible to correspond with other rooms in the event of an emergency. Knispel explained that the intercom system will be extremely helpful in the event of a lock down situation, and it will also include wiring to the preschool building. The grant will provide close to $10,000, which the school will have to match to have enough money for new wiring. Nix asked if the school would use the intercom system for anything other than a lockdown situation. Esmay said that it will be used in the event of other emergency situations and also for daily announcements. Knispel then discussed the Safe Routes to School grant that the school has been working on with the City of Murdo. He said that engineers will be coming to assess the potential route. He also
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advised that the school will be helping the city write and assemble the grant. Ball told the board that the official fall enrollment for the district was 183 students. This is an increase of 17 students from last year. Ball also discussed the new P.A. system that will be installed in the auditorium. He met with the company and did a walk through in the auditorium. They hope to have it installed between November 12 and the first December basketball game. The exercise room was also a topic of discussion, as the crank windows are sometimes left open and the wind catches them. Ball has met with a company in Pierre to replace the windows with a slide window. The meeting then went into executive session and was adjourned shortly after.
as to how far. The board also approved a variance for the truck scale to be within five feet of the property line. Dakota Mill and Grain wants to level the road so trucks can enter and exit the scale easier. It will be an above ground scale, which is comparable to the truck scales in Presho and Kennebec at the elevators. Hatheway was next on the agenda with the street report. He discussed a recent landfill state inspection with the board. He was advised by the state that no plastic bags, computers, televisions, refrigerators containing freon, etc., be taken to the city dump. All of these items have to be removed and transferred to dumpsters in town. Hatheway also asked about surplusing the old dozers. He found a place to surplus them. Geisler questioned about a minimum price. Barnes stated that the dozers had no known value over $500. Hatheway also said he had been working on getting the city yard cleaned up. Erikson then presented the water report. He said that he had repaired the curb stop at the clinic, and also discussed the possible rerouting of the sewer by Dakota Mill and Grain. The finance report again discussed the Safe Routes to School grant, and the board approved the rest of the report. The board discussed the housing meeting held the previous night, and agreed it was an interesting meeting. They also spoke again about cleaning up the old buildings on Main Street. The meeting was concluded after discussing new business including a trailer home ordinance, which will be reviewed later, and the lighting situation in the auditorium. The bathrooms, storage room and lobby need updated lighting. Esmay agreed to put together an estimate.
by Jody Lebeda • 669-2526 • jody1945@gmail.com
Orville Anderson stopped in to see Sonny and Evelyn Tornow in Rapid City. Also, Sonny and Evelyn Tornow’s granddaughter, Ali Tornow, was featured (interview article and photo shoot) in the recent issue of “Down Country Roads” magazine. Also, their grandson, Tyler Lanam, sang the National Anthem at the Class 11B boys state football championship game at the dome in Vermillion. Friday, Keith Hunt and Christine Niedan from Midland came and picked up Teresa Palmer who accompanied them to Smith Center, Kan. They spent the weekend visiting sister Lisa and Brian Hackerott and family. Saturday the group enjoyed going to Deidra's high school play which was quite a production! Deidra, who is a senior, had one of the leading roles. After spending an enjoyable weekend, the South Dakota group returned home on Sunday. HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU ALL!!! We all have so much to be thankful for. I am starting a list today, just to remind myself of ALL I am thankful for, beginning with thanks and praise that I live in this great ole United States. She may not be perfect but she is so much better than other countries. And for our veterans who keep us free and oh so much more. Eero Larson was baptized in Mitchell at the Zion Lutheran Church. Eero is the son of Trampass and Elizabeth Larson of Ethan. Grandparents are Wanda and Roger Larson of Murdo. Present at the baptism were Jennifer and Kade Larson. Katherine Patterson also attended. Eevie and Carl Prahl are the maternal grandparents from Sioux Falls. The pastor invited all the children to come up to the baptismal font to view the actual baptism; this was a special time for seeing just what takes place during the baptism. On Friday, Wanda hosted a “Lemon Grass” cosmetic party and also a Pampered chef showing. The ladies were treated to a foot bath and some pampering; which they all enjoyed. We were very saddened to hear that Curtis Faber passed on Saturday, November 17, at his home in Hamilton, Montana. Our heartfelt sympathy to Dean and Deb Faber and all his family and friends. Funeral service are pending. Dixie Warner took a trip to Pierre in the NEW ambulance. She was in St. Mary’s for a few days recuperating from a serious infection. She is home now and will appreciate visitors and calls. Hank and Bonnie Loken came to see her on Sunday and they had a very nice visit. Tom and Jody Lebeda had a townhouse full of family after the funeral of Anton Lebeda on Wednesday, November 14. Betty and Russ Beck, Leone Kreager of Valley, Neb., Edith and Dale Fischer of North Platte, Ruth and Carroll Cash of Belle Fourche, ,Jean Kinsley of Murdo, Annabelle McDaniels and daughter Linda Gabert, and Lonnie Fiedler of Rapid City . We enjoyed the visiting and later played cards to finish off the day. Bev Andrews is on the mend, and is now able to drive. She isn’t going back to work yet, but she is much better. Julia Broecher had surprise visitors on Sunday – John and Jamie Broecher (Warren’s son) and daughters Haidyn, Sierra and Kaylee all from Rapid City. They all went out to eat and truly had a good time. Leone Kreager (Julia’s sister) stopped in for a little visit on her way home to Valley, Neb., on Friday. Darlene Weidemer is off to Pierre to visit with her mother Bunnie Green, who is staying with Ruth Ann, Darlene’s daughter. Bunnie is 92, and until recently lived at her home in Belvidere. They will spend Thanksgiving together with their family. Jackie Fosheim and Helen McMillan went to Pierre Friday to attend the Big Band dance put on by the Riggs High students. It was a fundraiser for the band kids to go to Chicago this year. It was a lot of fun as the music of the Big Bands brought back lots of memories. Jackie Fosheim accompanied Karla Mannhalter to Casper, Wyo., last week. She visited her granddaughter, Erica and her family, and also her sister-in-law, Edith and family. Karla was visiting her daughter, Kyra and family, and her sister, Lotus. On the way home they stopped in Moorcroft and had lunch with Sharon Millay for a nice though brief visit. Wanda and Russell Olson had guests, Jason and Heather Olson from Rochford, Ill., on Saturday and Sunday. Kent Thomas of Tecumseh, Okla., was a guest for Sunday dinner. Wanda and Russell also attended Austin and Wyatt’s ball game in Wood on November 16. Donna Green brought in a supper Saturday night and she and Dixie Warner had a grand visit. Cecelia Newsam came over to visit on Sunday afternoon and they had a good visit. We have just learned that Lois Zaugg has been taken home to heaven after a courageous fight with cancer. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning. Marge Anderson reports that she lost a sister, Dorothy Ellis of Reliance on October 10, and a nephew, Vernard Gene Mills, of Newcastle. A sad time but we go on. On the up side, Rob and Beth Nill of Beaver Dam, Wis., have a new baby boy, Milo Anderson Nill born October 30. He weighed seven pounds, 11 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. His grandparents are Ed and Linda Nill of Pierre and great–grandmother Marge Anderson of Murdo. Milo joins two brothers Owen George, and Henry Mark Nill.
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Ellen Valburg was taken by ambulance to St. Mary’s Hospital in Pierre on Saturday, November 10. On Sunday she was flown on to Sioux Falls to the Avera Heart Hospital where she was told she had a slight heart attack. She returned home Wednesday, November 14. Her sister, Joell Kerner of Winner, has been at the ranch helping. As I write Monday afternoon I'm sure there are lots of Thanksgiving plans being made and turkeys thawing. I do wish everyone a great day! Pastor Hazen visited Alice Horsley recently. Helen Louder, Lill Seamans, Esther Magnuson and Janet Louder listened to the first and second graders read to them last Thursday and after, had coffee of course. Thursday evening Eldon and Esther Magnuson were supper guests of Janet and Nelva Louder. We even played a few cards. Ronold and Velma Scott visited son Stewart and Renae Scott in Ames, Iowa, on Friday. They were able to get acquainted with their new granddaughter, Dena, and visited with grandchildren Augusta, Brandt and Clara. The Scotts returned home on Saturday. The Jones County band played Friday in the Mitchell Corn Palace at the state volleyball tournament. As Tana Volmer is in the band, Terri and Dean were in Mitchell with her. On Saturday the Volmers joined Donny Howard and Amy Rumhl, Darla Tucker of Woonsocket and other relatives for the dedication of a picture in the Catholic church in memory of baby Brooklyn Howard, from there to the cemetery where the Priest blessed her tombstone and a bench there. Among the many on hand to watch the school play "Bad Hair Day" last Tuesday evening were: Rosa Lee Styles and Janet Louder; Terri, Dean and Tana Volmer; Philip, Audrey and Scott Mathews; Donald Volmer. Draper kids in the cast were: Jackson Volmer, Philip and Madison Mathews, and Becky Bryan. All did a good job. Lila Mae Christian and family want to apologize for a misprint in the obituary of Harvey Christian. He did not take over management until a few years after Albert Herman's death in the 60's. Sorry this happened.
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East Side News
by Janet Louder • 669-2696
The funeral for Tony Lebeda was held in Presho last Wednesday. At 10 o'clock with Legion members from Draper, Murdo and Presho, a military service was held with Kalli Hespe playing taps at the Murdo Cemetery. Again the Lord provided a very nice day for the funeral and burial. Margie Boyle hosted the Court Whist Card Club on Wednesday. Prize winners were Bev Nies, Lila Mae Christian and Janet Louder. Margie served a delicious lunch of sandwiches, cheese, crackers and veggies, topped off with pineapple upside down cake and cool whip. Wanda Mathews and Helen Louder spent Friday in Rapid City shopping and I guess there was a little eating. Our sympathy goes out to Audrey and Philip Mathews and family as Audrey's sister, Jeanette Hildebrand of Gillette, Wyo., passed away early Saturday morning. Audrey's sister, Sharon and Jim Lee of Clearwater, Minn., arrived Monday to accompany the Mathews to Gillette for a family service on Tuesday and the funeral on Wednesday. I talked to Joyce Hammond Sunday evening about son Steve. They have been back at his home in Sanger for a week. Steve is improving every day. He was back to Dallas for a check-up and came away with good news – he was declared cancer free. A lot to be thankful for. While in the hospital, Carl Whitaker and son Cameron visited. The plan for Thanksgiving is to go to Aubrey to son/brother Dan and Lorie's. It's been a month since Steve underwent bladder cancer surgery, and mom Joyce has been with him all the way. Chad, Heather and Alec Whitney and Eldon Magnuson spent Saturday working calves, while Grandma Esther cooked and entertained grandkids Gunnar and Bodie. Karen Authier, Pierre, spent Saturday with Margaret and Greg Rankin. On Sunday Margaret and Greg met Kris and Dick Bradley at a cafe near Draper for dinner and back to the Rankin's after to visit. Last Thursday Ray and Janice Pike hauled "a**" to Hermosa, which is true; but in other words, they took their donkey to a new home. Sunday following church Ray and Janice Pike went to Pierre for dinner and shopping. Martha Kinsley and daughter Sharon Tisher of Pierre visited Ron and Donna Kinsley on Saturday. Our sympathy to Dean and Deb Faber in the loss of son Curt. Jeremy and Kayla Hoag and Sydney of Aberdeen came to Draper Friday evening to Tony and Kim Schmidt's. Jeremy went onto Philip for the weekend, hunting with his dad, Fred. Following church Sunday Don Volmer joined them for dinner. While here Kayla helped her parents with the Christmas lights on their house. I had to quit watching; Kayla on the ladder made me nervous! Jody Wingert of Benton City, Wash., has been spending time in Sioux Falls with mom Marge Hayes. On Sunday Marge, Jody, Mary and Mike Dott, Jaime Hayes and son Malachi all of Sioux Falls, along with Steve and Marla Hayes and Marla's parents, Morris and Donna Knutson of Volga, were on hand for the confirmation of Nick Hayes into the Catholic church in Presho. Following church Sunday Pastor and Jane Hazen, Ray and Shirley Vik, Rosa Lee Styles, Lila Mae Christian, Margie Boyle and Janet Louder had dinner together at a cafe near Draper. After leaving a pint of blood at the blood bank in Murdo Friday, Nelva and Janet Louder went to Pierre. In the afternoon to Parkwood for coffee and visits with Joyce Nielsen, Darline Fuoss, Mona Sharp, Ken Halligan, Lillian Severyn and several others, including a good friend of mine, Bessie Husband, also visiting there. The Prairie Hills District Dakota's annual conference Draper/Murdo church's charge conference was held in Murdo Saturday evening. Started the evening off with a potluck supper which was very good and enjoyed by several. Then the meeting, conducted by Pastor Hazen and District Superintendent Randy Cross of Rapid City, was held. Reports given and business taken care of. Proved to be an interesting evening. Our get well wishes go out to Ellen Valburg, who spent a few days in the hospital recently. She's home now and we hope she's taking it easy.
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Prairie Home Ladies meeting
The Prairie Home Ladies met at the home of Janice Pike on Tuesday, November 13. In the absence of our Chairman Velma, ViceChairman Janet conducted the meeting. Roll call, which was "your choice", was answered with a variety of pictures, funny articles, etc., by Janice, Margie, Rosa Lee, Lila Mae, Linda and Janet. Secretary Margie read the minutes of the last meeting; approved. Treasurer Rosa Lee gave the treasurer's report; approved. She passed out papers of the bazaar financial report. A motion was made by Linda, seconded by Lila Mae, to donate money to the church as that is where most of the proceeds of the bazaar go. Then the meeting turned into a what and when to have our annual Christmas party. Entertainment was discussed and a theme; date will be set later. All agreed to, again in lieu of gifts, bring food for the food bank. Janet is to buy a Christmas gift for adoptee, Larry Cox of Oahe, Inc. Rosa Lee read an interesting article "How to Stay on Your Feet" and another article about the weather. Adjourned. Janice served a good lunch of cupcakes (decorated like turkeys), ice cream and coffee. We will be meeting Tuesday, November 27, at the church at 2:00 p.m. We will have a cookie exchange, and we will decorate the tree and church for Christmas. Anyone wanting to help is welcomed.
Jones County Sheriff’s Report
The Sheriff ’s report is printed as received by Jones County Sheriff ’s Office. It may or may not contain every call received by the department. Sheriff and Deputy calls: Nov. 2 Deputy Sylva responded to a motorist assist call on I-90, eastbound, mm 202. Vehicle was gone prior to law enforcement arrival. Nov. 3 Sheriff Weber assisted land owner in rural Jones Co. with civil issue regarding removal of straw bales. Sheriff Weber responded to a report of a car in the median on I-90, westbound, mm294. Unable to locate. Sheriff Weber responded to a motorist assist on I-90, eastbound, mm 180. Vehicle was towed off of highway. Nov. 5 Deputy Sylva assisted GF&P with attempting to locate a vehicle for careless shooting. Unable to locate. Deputy Sylva responded to a 911 hangup in Murdo. It was found to be a domestic verbal argument. Parties were separated. Nov. 6 Deputy Sylva assisted DSS with a welfare check in Murdo. Deputy Sylva responded to a car vs. deer accident on I-90, westbound, mm 204. The accident was turned over to the SD Highway Patrol. Deputy Sylva responded to the Super 8 in Murdo to inform a subject that just arrived to stay away from a guest in the motel. The incident was a divorce issue. Nov. 8 Deputy Sylva booked in a subject that had been arrested for drugs by the SD Highway Patrol during a traffic stop on I90. Deputy Sylva responded to the Jones Co. Clinic to investigate a subject that was at the clinic being treated for multiple stab wounds. The stabbing had occurred in White River. The information was given to the Mellette Co. Sheriff's Office. Deputy Sylva assisted GF&P with attempting to locate a vehicle on a trespassing complaint. Unable to locate. Deputy Sylva transported a transient from Lyman Co. to the Jackson Co. line. Nov. 9 Sheriff Weber responded to a driving complaint that was on I-90, westbound, mm212 to the report of a vehicle that was travelling westbound in the eastbound lane. The vehicle was stopped by SD Highway Patrol and the driver was arrested for DUI. Subject was booked in and transported to the Winner Jail. Nov. 10 Deputy Sylva and Sheriff Weber assisted with locating subject that was having a heart attack in NW Jones Co. The patient was transported to the Philip Hospital by the Jones Co. Ambulance where he was pronounced dead. Sheriff Weber responded to a one vehicle rollover with no injuries, on I-90, westbound, mm 203. The driver was arrested by the SD Highway Patrol, who was assisting with call, for DUI drugs. Driver was booked in, then released on PR Bond. Sheriff Weber responded to US Highway 83, northbound, mm 58 to a report of a semi that was stuck on hill due to icy roads. The DOT assisted by dropping sand on the highway. The semi then drove away. Sheriff Weber responded to I90, westbound, mm 192, to a broke down semi. Roadside assistance was called to fix truck. Sheriff Weber responded to I90, westbound, mm 197 to a semi with a flat tire. Assistance was called to replace tire. Nov. 11 Sheriff Weber provided traffic control on I-90, westbound, mm 203, while vehicle from roll over the night before was tipped back over and towed to Murdo. Sheriff Weber responded to I90, eastbound, mm 196 to the report of a vehicle with a flat tire. Assistance was called to change tire on vehicle. Sheriff Weber responded to I90, westbound, mm 180, to the report of a vehicle that had slid in to the ditch. The vehicle
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was gone prior to arrival. DOT was called to salt the icy highway. Deputy Sylva assisted SD GF&P with hunting trespass call in rural Jones Co. Nov. 12 Sheriff Weber transported subject from the Lyman Co. line to Murdo so he could recover his vehicle after a result of an earlier DUI arrest. Sheriff Weber responded to NW rural Jones Co. to a report of an intoxicated subject that was threatening people and was in a house with weapons. The subject was removed from the residence with assistance and transported to the Jackson Co. line and turned over to Jackson Co. Sheriff to be transported to Wall. Nov. 13 Deputy Sylva responded to I90, eastbound, mm 206, to a motorist assist. The vehicle was towed away. Deputy Sylva responded to three separate trespass complaint calls in rural Jones Co. Deputy Sylva responded to a car vs. deer accident on I-90, westbound, mm 200. Vehicle was towed. Deputy Sylva and the SD Highway Patrol responded to I-90, eastbound, mm 180 to the report of a two semi accident that was on a bridge. The highway was shut down and traffic was diverted on to the service road while trucks were removed from roadway. Deputy Sylva responded to a 911 hangup in Murdo. It was found to be a verbal domestic argument. Parties were separated. Nov. 14 Deputy Sylva investigated a report of a headstone that was tipped over in the Draper Cemetery. Cause is unknown. Deputy Sylva responded to a report of a gas drive off from Murdo. Unable to locate. Deputy Sylva assisted SD GF&P with hunting trespass complaint in rural Jones Co. Two subjects were cited. Deputy Sylva responded to a report of a possible drunk driver in Murdo. Unable to locate.
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On November 6, 1985, Leola married Leland Halverson. They enjoyed traveling and visiting family and friends. They retired to Bonesteel and lived there until their health began to fail. At that time, they moved to Mitchell. Leland passed away on September 21, 2008. Leola then moved to an assisted living and later to the Avera-Brady Care Center in Mitchell until her death. Leola’s faith and her family were the most important things in her life. She was unselfish in her love for her kids and grandkids. She also loved jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles, watching Wheel of Fortune and Twins baseball games. Grateful for having shared her life are her sons: Jim (Betty) of Murdo, S.D.; Tom (Denise) Scott of Columbia, Mo.; Paul (Nancy) of Battle Creek, Neb.; and Jeff (Becky) of Cheyenne, Wyo.; her daughters: Janice (Benny) Baker of Fairfax, S.D.; Marilyn (Fred) Bailey of Mitchell, S.D.; and Judy (Tim) Elshere of Milesville, S.D.; her sisters-in-law: Luella Witt of Fargo, N.D.; Dorothy Pistulka and Theon Hoar of Fairfax, S.D.; 18 grandchildren and 26 greatgrandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Leola was preceded in death by her parents; her two husbands; six brothers and two sisters. Services were held Wednesday, November 21, 2012, at Zion Lutheran Church in Bonesteel, South Dakota. Pastor Justin Gosch and Pastor David Reichel officiated. The interment was held at the Rosebud Cemetery in Bonesteel.
Lois Zaugg
J.C. Cares presents bullying programs
by Karlee Barnes Jones County Cares is hosting two anti-bullying events for the students of Jones County on Thursday, November 29. Grades fourth through sixth will be watching Max Keeble’s Big Move at the Turner Community Center from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The movie will send a message to the students about the repercussions of bullying, and will encourage students to stop bullying when they see it. The junior high and high school students will watch Cyberbully, an ABC Family movie that targets bullying via a popular online social website. Jones County Cares will provide the junior high and high school students a meal, as the movie will start at 6:30 p.m. Both groups of students will receive chapstick with the quotes, “Be a buddy, not a bully” and “See it, stop it.” The junior high and high school students will also have a chance to win prizes for attending and participating in discussion after the movie. An informative letter will be sent home with students. Any parent wanting more information can contact Lorrie Esmay at 669-2297 or Julie Moore at 280-6209.
past a Philip defender on her way to the basket during the junior high girls basketball game Monday, November 19.
Junior high action… Savannah Krogman, right, dribbles
Leola Mae Halverson was born September 14, 1926, at her parents home near Bonesteel, South Dakota, to Gustav and Wilhelmine (Dummer) Witt. She was called to her heavenly home on Sunday, November 18, 2012, at the age of 86 years. Leola attended country school just three-fourths of a mile north of the home place for seven years. She then attended school in Bonesteel, graduating from high school in 1944. She attended Southern State Teachers College and earned a teaching degree. She taught school for one year. On August 2, 1945, she married Leonard Hoar and to this union seven children were born. She spent much of her life in Bonesteel, where she and Leonard owned and operated a repair shop and trucking business. Leonard passed away December 2, 1982. Leola then worked in the school cafeteria in Bonesteel and also in Mitchell for a short time.
Lois Mae Gillis Zaugg was born August 23, 1936, to Harold and Cora (Peterson) Gillis at Montevideo, Minn. She attended Montevideo School, graduated from high school in 1954, attended Crookston School of Practical Nursing, Crookston, Minn., and graduated in 1955, then attended University of Minnesota for one year. Lois worked as a licensed practical nurse from 1955-1960 at Montevideo Hospital, at Northern Pacific Railroad Hospital, St. Paul, Minnesota, University of Minnesota Hospital and Mt. Sinai Hospital, Minneapolis, Minn.
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Lois was united in marriage to Everett Zaugg at Montevideo on April 23, 1960. They lived in Custer, S.D., Denver, Colo., Rapid City, S.D., Chamberlain, S.D., Humphrey, Neb., and Murdo, S.D. Everett and Lois adopted Charles Russell in 1965 and Linda Marie in 1967. She worked at different jobs and returned to nursing full time after the children were in college. Lois worked as Director of Nursing at White River Health Care Nursing Home, Mission Medical Clinic, Mission, S.D. She worked as School Nurse in White River Public Schools and in White River Medical Clinic in 2001. Everett and Lois began spending the winter months in Parker, Ariz., where Lois worked parttime at LaPaz Regional Hospital. Grateful for having shared her life are: her husband, Everett Zaugg; son, Charles and Shannon Zaugg; daughter, Linda and Wade Daughters; and five grandchildren: Seth and Dalton Daughters, Samantha, Carson and Taylor Zaugg; and sister, June Hestad. Lois was preceded in death by her parents, and brother, Joseph Gillis. A memorial has been established to “Caring and Sharing” of Jones County.
by Pastor Ray Greenseth, Messiah/St. Paul Lutheran Churches
Thanks “give” ing
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“Give and it will be given to you....with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” Luke 6:38 Thanksgiving is here and with that thought in mind we do start to think about being thankful. And we start being thankful for things that we have and have been given and for what went good this past year. But as we look at the Bible verse...that verse scares some Christians. They'd rather that Jesus had said something like this...”Charity begins at home” or “Take care of your own responsibilities ---- first --- and if some is left over ...help others, too.” Truth be told...that is exactly what Jesus said...sort of. But He said ti this way: “Want to get? Give. The getting always comes, whether it's a matter of money or love. But after the giving.” For some time now pastors have asked people “Did you get when you gave?” and they always say yes...when they thought for a minute. Some will see this as satisfaction, pleasure and
joy...which is ok. But there is that when you give...you get back....and more. If you have experienced that you know how life works with all that people then start remember the forgiveness they have received, the more love that came back their way and how understandings among people started to blossom all because someone started giving...instead of getting. And yet they did get something back. God's way is that first we give and then we get --- in kind. So as we think again on Thanksgiving I see a lot of giving...what a great place to live...Jones County and what happens here...Joe and Jay and the Thanksgiving diner...the churches with Thanksgiving services and other services and people in general...you give and you receive. We pray...Lord, we thank You for giving first that we might through You grace get what we need. Now help us to give from that bounty...whatever it is. Amen.
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Thanksgiving by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam
God’s verdict upon the pagan world is that “they are without excuse, because that, when they knew God, they glorified Him not as God, neither were thankful…” (Rom. 1:20,21). The Psalmist, on the other hand, declares: “IT IS A GOOD THING TO GIVE THANKS UNTO THE LORD, AND TO SING PRAISES UNTO THY NAME, O MOST HIGH: “TO SHOW FORTH THY LOVINGKINDNESS IN THE MORNING. AND THY FAITHFULNESS EVERY NIGHT” (Psa. 92:1,2). Believers today have even more to be thankful for than did the Psalmist, for we can rejoice in what God has done for us through Christ and His redeeming work. Thus Paul, by divine inspiration, speaks of… “GIVING THANKS UNTO THE FATHER, WHO HATH MADE US MEET [FIT] TO BE PARTAKERS OF THE INHERITANCE OF THE SAINTS IN LIGHT: “WHO HATH DELIVERED US FROM THE POWER OF DARKNESS, AND HATH TRANSLATED US INTO THE KINGDOM OF HIS DEAR SON” (Col. 1:12,13). It is because of this “deliverance” that the humblest believer can cry with Paul: “Thanks be unto God, who always causeth us to triumph in Christ!” (II Cor. 2:14) and “Thanks be to God, who giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!” (I Cor. 15:57). How appropriate, then, are the following exhortations: “In everything give thanks” (I Thes. 5:18) and “By [Christ], therefore, let us offer the sacrifice of praise… giving thanks to His name” (Heb. 13:15). “For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God” (II Cor. 4:15). Most of all, “THANKS BE UNTO GOD FOR HIS UNSPEAKABLE GIFT,” our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! (II Cor. 9:15).
Murdo United Methodist Church Pastor Rick Hazen • Corner of E. 2nd and Jefferson Ave. Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m. and Fellowship Time • Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. United Methodist Women: 1st Wednesday at 2 p.m. • ALL WELCOME! Okaton Evangelical Free Church Okaton I–90 Exit 183 • Pastor Gary McCubbin • 605–837–2233 (Kadoka) Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. (CT) • Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. (CT)
Messiah Lutheran Church 308 Cedar, Murdo, S.D. • Pastor Ray Greenseth Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. • Sunday School: 10 a.m. • Bible Study: Tuesday 7 a.m. Thursday 9:30 a.m. • Midweek: Wednesday 3:15 p.m. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Draper, S.D. • Pastor Ray Greenseth Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. • Bible Study: Wednesday 9 a.m.
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National Forest Christmas tree permits available November 16
There are no refunds for uncut trees or unused permits, and all permits expire December 31st. Please note that Forest Service offices do not accept credit cards, and that all Forest Service offices will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Friday, December 21st is the last day permits will be sold at Forest Service offices. Permits are available at the following locations in the Black Hills National Forest: Forest Supervisor’s Office, Custer, SD; Hell Canyon District, Newcastle, WY; Mystic Ranger District, Rapid City, SD; Northern Hills Ranger District, Spearfish, SD; Bearlodge Ranger District, Sundance, WY. They will be available in the Nebraska National Forest at the Fall River Ranger District in Hot Springs, SD. Christmas tree permits will also be available from the following private vendors: Minitman Too (formerly Buckstop), Spearfish; Cenex Convenience Store, Sturgis; Deadwood History & Information Center, Deadwood; Hill City Chamber of Commerce, Hill City; Rapid Stop Conoco, Sundance, Wyo.; Hardware Hank, Rapid City; Prairie Berry Winery, Hill City; Johnson Siding General Store, Rapid City.
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Thankful for farmers and ranchers on Thanksgiving
by U.S. Senator Tim Johnson On Thursday, families across the country will gather around the table to celebrate Thanksgiving. I have much to be thankful for this year, including a loving wife, children and grandchildren. I am also continually thankful to be able to serve South Dakotans in the U.S. Senate. Like every year, though, I am also incredibly thankful for South Dakota farmers and ranchers. Folks across the country might not thank them on Thursday, but those of us who live in South Dakota know that without our ag producers, wonderful Thanksgiving feasts would not be possible. Even during terrible droughts like this past year, South Dakota farmers and ranchers worked hard to make sure we have an adequate food supply. We owe it to our producers to provide them support. Unfortunately, the House has failed to pass a farm bill and there are serious consequences. Producers lack certainty and we are close to reverting back to the agriculture policies of the 1940s. This is bad for everyone in our country, but especially our farmers and ranchers. A number of important programs have already expired, and the House has only a few short weeks left to act before more pro-
Cut your own fresh Christmas tree this year from the Black Hills National Forest. Christmas tree permits will be available at most Black Hills National Forest Service offices in western South Dakota and northeast Wyoming. White spruce, ponderosa pine and western juniper are available. Each permit is accompanied by a handout with guidance about appropriate tree removal. Trees may not be cut in developed recreation sites, Forest Service administrative sites, active timber sales, the Black Hills Experimental Forest near Rochford, the Black Elk Wilderness, the Beaver Park area near Sturgis, or within Spearfish Canyon. Individual permits cost $10, up to a maximum of five permits per individual, and the maximum allowable height of cut trees is 20 feet. Permits require that you cut the entire tree, leaving no more than six inches of stump, and that you cut unused branches so they lay flat on the ground. The adhesive permit tag must be attached before a tree is removed from the woods; a citation can be issued for possession of a cut-but-untagged tree, even if a tag is available in person or in your vehicle. Trees should be placed in water as soon as possible to help keep needles fresh. Once indoors, trees should be placed away from stoves, heaters, or heating ducts. After Christmas, used trees should be disposed of properly as yard waste. Do not dump used trees on national forest land.
The 2012 Ag Horizons conference will be held at the Ramkota River Centre in Pierre on Tuesday, November 27 and Wednesday, November 28. This year’s conference is titled ‘Weathering Change” provides 17 speakers covering a vast array of ag topics. Our speaker line-up includes Dr Eluned Jones, SDSU, presenting “What are the Consequences of an Interdependent Global Agri-business Market for South Dakota” and Michael Krueger presenting the “Money Farm”. Also included in our speaker list is Dr. Dennis Todey, SDSU, with “Drought 2012 Lessons Learned and Where do we go from here?” Don’t miss our key commodity marketing seminars for wheat, sunflowers and pulses.
2012 Ag Horizons conference
The complete agenda available at http://igrow.org/up/articles/10082012.pdf It is not all work though, our banquet entertainment will be provided by VJ Smith titled “Pants on Fire!” VJ is sure to be an inspiration to us all! Registration attendee can register on line at www.iGrow.org until November 21. Walk in registrations will be accepted after that date. Ag Horizons Conference is hosted by five organizations which include: South Dakota Crop Improvement Association, South Dakota Oilseeds Council, South Dakota Pulse Growers, South Dakota Seed Trade Association and South Dakota Wheat Inc.
grams expire. Back in June, Republican and Democratic Senators worked together to pass a farm bill that cuts the deficit, supports millions of jobs, and makes important reforms to our farm programs. After considering over 70 amendments, we passed a bill that includes livestock disaster assistance that would apply to losses experienced during this year’s drought. Our bill will also better enable USDA to help food banks feed the hungry through some important changes to our feeding programs. The House, on the other hand, has not produced anything. No doubt politics have been involved with the farm bill. There are many in Congress who do not believe we should provide our food producers with a safety net. The House leadership chose not to consider a farm bill before the elections. These political games hurt our producers. The elections are over. It is time for the House of Representatives to do what is right and pass a farm bill. As I traveled South Dakota last month, I heard repeatedly from ag producers who were disappointed that the House left them behind. Our producers also reiterated the importance of passing a long-term farm bill that maintains a strong crop insurance program and offers disaster assistance to livestock producers. This year’s drought has placed considerable strain on folks throughout the state, particularly on our ranchers, who have no permanent safety net. That’s why we included several disaster assistance programs in our bill to help them get through difficult years like this one. Unfortunately, House inaction has left our ranchers in a tough spot. It is my hope that this Thanksgiving folks across the country, including lawmakers, think about how their food got to the table. The food got there because of the hard work of our farmers and ranchers. It is time for the House of Representatives to stand with our producers so they can continue to feed our nation. It is time for the House of Representatives to get serious and pass a farm bill.
Rep. Noem’s weekly column: Giving thanks
by Rep. Kristi Noem The final months of every year are full of annual traditions that bring family and friends together. These events serve as a good reminder to pause and be thankful for one another, our friends, family and country. I’m thankful for the opportunity to see my children grow. When I look at Kassidy, Kennedy and Booker, I am continually amazed by the strong young individuals they are turning out to be. It’s been different around the Noem house with Kassidy away at college, which makes me appreciate the time we have together as a family even more. Here in South Dakota, we have so much to be thankful for. In the face of a severe drought, our state’s economy has managed to stay strong. Due to the perseverance and determination of South Dakota families and small businesses, our state continues to lead the way towards long-lasting economic stability.
Governor unveils SD TIPs trailer
A mobile fixture at South Dakota outdoor events, sports shows and festivals has received a facelift. The educational trailer used for the Turn In Poachers (TIPS) program has several new photo “skins” on its exterior, making the traveling trailer more visible and inviting. Gov. Dennis Daugaard unveiled the updated trailer on the grounds of the state Capitol on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 9:45 a.m. “The outdoor scenes depicted on the sides of the trailer, along with TIPS educational displays, serve as important tools that will draw attention to the problem of poaching in South Dakota,” the Governor said. “It’s important for citizens to be aware that wildlife belong to all of us,” Gov. Daugaard said. TIPs information is used at educational and outdoor festivals; in Step Outside programs of the state Game, Fish and Parks Department; in hunter and angler education programs; and at many outdoor venues. The TIPS program was started in South Dakota in 1984 in response to the illegal killing of two elk in the Black Hills. Within a year, the program was so successful that it was implemented statewide. Since the program began, there have been more than 10,000 investigations, resulting in about 3,400 arrests. Poachers have paid more than $658,000 in fines, and an additional $509,000 in liquidated civil damages has been assessed.
We should also give thanks for our great country. All too often, people across the world are persecuted for their political beliefs or the religion they adhere to. It’s hard to believe that the freedoms we enjoy in the United States that are so fundamental to our way of life are unthinkable elsewhere in the world. I am thankful for the men and women who have fearlessly fought to defend these freedoms and for those that will continue to answer the call to defend our nation into the future. While many of us may celebrate in warm homes this holiday season, I encourage South Dakotans to also give back to those who are less fortunate. Many communities across the state have volunteer opportunities for individuals and families to lend a helping hand to those in need in the upcoming weeks. So whatever the family tradition is this Thanksgiving, I hope South Dakotans will take the time to reflect on all there is to be thankful for.
TIPS has paid out more than $135,000 in cash rewards since 1984 to people who have supplied information leading to arrests in South Dakota. The main goals of the TIPs program are to: ·Increase awareness of poaching problems ·Actively investigate all poaching violations ·Protect the state’s wildlife for future generations ·Serve as a deterrent to poaching TIPS is a private, non-profit organization run by Wildlife Protection Incorporated. It is funded through donations from the biggame license application checkoff, private donations and courtordered restitution. The TIPs program uses those for rewards, to erect highway signs, disseminate literature, and create TV and radio announcements and other items that promote the program. Rewards are paid in cash after arrests have been made, and TIPS informants can remain anonymous. “The citizens of South Dakota play a big part in making sure the state’s wildlife is protected,” said GFP Secretary Jeff Vonk. “This educational trailer is a great tool to educate people about the program. The goal is awareness. If people witness wildlife violations, we want their first thought to be, ‘I need to dial 1-888-OVERBAG (683-7224).’” People can also contact their local conservation officer or violations can be reported on the GFP http://gfp.sd.gov/ website at: agency/law-enforcement/turn-inpoachers.aspx.
Kindergarten shares turkey recipes, helps “Mr. Turkey” with disguise
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Deb Venard’s kindergarten class had a Thanksgiving homework assignment to help Mr. Turkey disguise himself. They were given free reign on disguise materials, and the result was lots of glitter, a few superheros and even a couple Christmas characters. The class tapped into their creativity and produced clowns, mermaids, Santa Claus, a Jones County Coyote football player, flowers, an owl, an Angry Bird, Batman and a Grave Digger monster truck. After helping Mr. Turkey escape the holiday, they shared their favorite Thanksgiving turkey recipes, explained in three steps. Kindergarten Thanksgiving turkey recipes:
First, Mom cooks the turkey with batter for three hours and two minutes at 33 degrees. Next we celebrate Thanksgiving Day. Last, we hug the turkey and eat it. Slyder Benedict First, my grandpa shoots a turkey. Next my grandma cooks the turkey for one hour at hot. Last, we eat at the table. Bria Klingberg
Mr. Turkey in disguise… Deb Venard’s kindergarten class shows off their unique disguises for Mr. Turkey. Disguises ranged from mermaids to Batman to Angry
Birds. Photo by Karlee Barnes Lily Larvie eat it. Ella Dowling turkey. Next take it home. Cook it on the stove for five minutes at six degrees. Last, we eat it! Gunnar Whitney it out of the oven. Last, eat it! Jace Nix sleeps again.
First, she pulls the turkeys feet and then breaks them. Next she saves the turkey for Thanksgiving. Last, she cooks it in a pan for an hour in a really hot oven. Rilyn Freeman First, we cook it for seven minutes at six degrees. Then we vacuum. Then Grandpa and Grandma come over to eat. Kolten Hatheway
First, my dad puts it in a pot. He cooks it really long, for like 18 minutes. Next he puts it on the table. Last he puts carrots with it and then we eat it! Briana White Buffalo
First, my dad kills the turkey. Next he puts it in the pan for eight hours at eight degrees. Last, he puts it on the table. Gavyn Fire Cloud First, put it in the oven for ten minutes at nine degrees. Next, take it out of the oven. Then eat it! Emmy Newsam First, she puts it in the oven for six minutes at hot. Next she takes it out for six minutes. Last, she lets us eat it. Timber Vevig First, go to the store to get the
First, she puts it in the oven and cooks it for 6:09 hours, at six degrees. Next she puts it in the fridge, then takes it out at Thanksgiving and warms it up. Then we eat it! Taya Iversen First, she cleans the turkey. Next she cooks it in the oven for 17 minutes at 18 degrees. Then we
Cook one, hunt one and buy one. First put it in the oven or stove for 20 minutes at 48 degrees. Next you put it on the table. Then you eat it. Corben Reutter First my grandpa pulls the feathers off. Next he puts it in a bag. Last my grandma puts it in the oven for 20 minutes at 70 degrees. Zakk Michalek
First, we wait until the oven cooks the turkey. In seven minutes it is done. Next, we cut the turkey up and get it ready. Last, we eat it when it’s all done. Keyan Falcon First, put it in the oven for 20 minutes at 40 degrees. Next, put it in the pan. Then eat it! Alethea Kustar
First, Mom takes a nap. Then she cooks the turkey for 15 minutes at six degrees. Then Mom
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• David Klingberg •
First, put it in the oven for nine minutes at two degrees. Next take
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PRODUCERS CAN EXPECT 2012 CENSUS FORMS NEXT MONTH The U.S. Department of Agriculture is preparing for the 2012 Census of Agriculture next month and respondents can expect to find a few expanded sections included. The surveys, which are expected to reach farmers and ranchers by mid-December, will have lengthier sections on equine, forestry and regional ag production. All census forms should be completed by February 4, 2013, but according to Renee Picanso of the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service the final collection may be completed in May. Once the data is collected, the final publication is expected to be out in February 2014. SURE PROGRAM SIGN-UP OPENED OCTOBER 22, 2012 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.
VOTING FOR COUNTY COMMITTEE ELECTIONS HAS STARTED The 2012 Farm Service Agency County Committee elections has started. Voting opened 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 helping to deliver FSA programs at the local level. Newly elected members and alternates will take office January 1, 2013.
Jones County was not declared a disaster by the U.S. 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.
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NAP NOTICE OF LOSS AND PRODUCTION When a crop is affected by a natural disaster, producers must notify the FSA office where their farm records are maintained and complete Part B, (the Notice of Loss portion) of Form CCC-576, Notice of Loss and Application for Payment. This must be completed within 15 calendar days of the natural disaster occurrence or the date the damage to the crop or loss of production became apparent. Producers must annually provide (if not appraised) the quantity of all harvested production of the crop in which the producer held an interest during the crop year. We will be sending out the “NAP Yields” form which lists your acres and a spot for you to record your production. The deadline for reporting this production is not until July 15, 2013 but report the production now while the records are handy and newly calculated. Jones County has paid out more than $410,000 in NAP due to the drought. A majority of this was grazing payments which were bought with a $250 application fee. For 2012 grazing only, the payments are based on multiplying native grass acres by $3.83, tame grass acres by $7.66, and alfalfa grass acres by $11.26. March 15 is the deadline for purchasing this insurance for 2013. DATES TO REMEMBER/ DEADLINES: November 22: Office closed for Thanksgiving Day
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The Clinical View
The gentleman was a 54-year old executive who was a classical South Dakota male. There was nothing wrong with him and he didn’t need medicine or medical attention. He knew he weighed a little more than he needed to and he needed to stop smoking, but he would get to that someday. Someday came about 9:00 p.m. in the evening as he was getting ready to go to bed. He had had a slight full feeling in his abdomen through the evening, but thought it was just more eating than he should have. But about 9:00 pm, he began to get an ache in the middle of his chest and very soon after that, his breathing became labored. He had an ominous feeling but thought that if he just lay down and try to sleep, he would be ok. That did not work at all. The chest pain persisted and got worse. His breathing deteriorated progressively over the next half hour. Initially, he demanded that his wife not do anything. He was just going to be fine. After that half hour he was asking that she please call the ambulance because he “couldn’t breathe”. On arrival, the ambulance crew found a gentleman very short of breath with gurgling respirations. He had froth coming out of his mouth with each breath. He was pale, blue, and it was obvious to the emergency medical technicians with the ambulance that he was in “pulmonary edema”. He was rushed to the emergency room where he received a lifesaving dose of morphine. Various other therapeutic steps were taken including the use of a clot melting medicine to treat the heart attack he was having. On this occasion, he was very fortunate that his heart attack was aborted with the measures taken by the healthcare professionals in the emergency room and he survived. Subsequently, he wanted to know what went wrong. He never wanted to go through that again. He had seen a cardiologist who told him that he had been in pulmonary edema. He wanted to know what pulmonary edema was. I explained that the lungs can be thought of as a million little tiny balloons. With each breath, these balloons expand and as a person breaths out the balloons collapse a slight amount but not completely. Between the balloons are little tiny blood vessels that bring blood back from the body. This blood has carbon dioxide that needs to be gotten rid of. The carbon dioxide diffuses out of the What is pulmonary edema?
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blood into the balloons and then is breathed out. At the same time, oxygen diffuses from the balloons in the lungs into the blood which then is carried back to the body making energy for the body’s use. Normally, the pressure in the little blood vessels between the balloons is relatively low. The blood pressure in a person’s arm averages about 120/80. The pressure in the lungs is only around 15/5. Note, these are very tiny, delicate blood vessels not designed for high pressure. Under ideal circumstances, there is only air in the tiny balloons in the lungs and the only place where there is blood or water is in between the balloons. So what goes wrong to cause pulmonary edema? The first problem is almost always that the left side of the heart has something go wrong and it is not strong enough to pump the blood out to the body. But the right side of the heart is still pumping blood into the lungs. That blood should go through the lungs into the left heart and out to the body. But as the right side of the heart pumps more blood into the lungs, the lung pressure goes up. Fluid begins to build up in the lungs in between the balloons and this is called edema. Since it is happening in the lungs, it is called pulmonary edema. As the condition persists and the pressure gets up above 22 mm of mercury in the lungs, fluid begins to diffuse out of the tiny blood vessels into the air spaces. Those air spaces are not designed to have water in them and now they are getting flooded with a sticky fluid that has protein in it. If one has ever whipped up an egg, it becomes very frothy. So does this protein containing fluid in the lungs. That frothy fluid prevents oxygen from getting into the blood and the carbon dioxide out of the blood. As the carbon dioxide builds up, it creates a horrible sensation of shortness of breath and impending doom. The person then begins to struggle trying to breathe which increases carbon dioxide production making the whole sequence worse. Without medical attention, this condition is most frequently fatal. To treat it, healthcare professionals need to relieve the pressure of the blood vessels in the lungs. The most effective way to do this is with morphine which relaxes the venous system throughout the body and allows the fluid in the tiny balloons in the lung to go back into the blood stream and correct the respiratory problem. This takes remarkably little time once the process is engaged. The most effective way to treat
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when the humidity is low and the air temperature is 30 to 35 degrees. Climbing up to the access door and checking the air coming out can tell a lot about the condition of the grain. If the air coming through the grain is warmer than you expected, has a musty odor, or condensation forms on the underside of the bin roof on a cold day, there may be problems developing. If any of these conditions exist, it would be recommended to run the fan long enough to push the temperature front completely through the bin. A rule of thumb is that the time (in hours) to push a temperature front through the bin is 15 divided by the airflow in cubic feet per minute per bushel (cfm/Bu). For example, many aeration systems move 0.1 cfm/Bu. In that case, it would take 150 hours, or 6.25 days to push the temperature front through the grain (15/0.1 = 150). It can be easy to get a false sense of security if you put grain in a bin that is at or near the recommended moisture content.
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this condition is to improve the output of blood from the left heart so that the “backup” is corrected. In a person with a new heart attack, this is most quickly done with the use of clot melting medicine to open the blood vessel that has been stopped up. That is what was done in this gentleman and the reason that his life was saved. Pulmonary edema is one of the most dramatic emergencies that healthcare professionals experience. It is horribly distressful for the person who has it and, fortunately, is imminently treatable if the person’s heart output can be improved. Alternatively, sometimes simply removal of enough fluid from the lungs will be effective. This can be done with diuretics and in extreme cases can be done by removing a unit or two units of blood to take the pressure off of the right heart and lungs. The healthcare professionals in your local clinics are aware of these considerations and how to provide relief for this most distressful experience.
The dry conditions of 2012 prompted cautions regarding possible molds; with the potential of producing mycotoxins in corn and other crops. Reports of molds were minimal, but improper storage can only cause existing mold and insect infestations to get worse. Standard grain storage recommendations are to: dry corn down to 13 percent moisture if storing for more than a month, run aeration fans when the air temperature is 10 degrees lower than the grain temperature and cool stored grain to 25 - 35 degrees Fahrenheit to stop mold growth and insect activity. Checking grain bins is not the preferred task for most producers, but can be important as detecting problems early can pay off well. Checking bins every two weeks is considered a minimum, with a thorough inspection once a month highly recommended. A good practice is to run the aeration fan at least once per month
Grain Storage Tips
Remember that as the air temperature drops over the fall and into the winter, grain close to the bin wall will cool faster than the grain in the center. Since cool air drops and warm air rises, air can migrate from the outside of the bin to the center, picking up moisture, which can be deposited at the top of the grain, and cause the grain to go out of condition. If the grain is warm enough for microbial activity, and/or insect activity, damage can occur. Warmth, moisture, microbial activity and insect activity can also promote more of the same, accelerating the potential of problems. To protect the investment you have in stored grain, check them often. Calendar 11/27-28/2012 – Ag Horizons Conference, Pierre 12/11/2012 – Soil Health Info DayDavison County Extension Complex, Mitchell
Thune re-elected as Senate Republican Conference Chairman
Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) was re-elected Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference today by his fellow Republican Senators. Thune was originally elected to the post in December of 2011, but officially assumed the position of Senate Republican Conference Chairman in January of 2012 when Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) stepped down from the position. The Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference is the number three leadership position for Senate Republicans and is tasked with spearheading messaging efforts for the conference. “I thank my Republican Senate colleagues for again electing me to serve as Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference,” said Thune. “Our country is at a critical point and the stakes have never been higher. As our conference works to address the major challenges facing our nation, including the fiscal cliff, rampant unemploy-
ment, and the crippling debt, we also stand ready and willing to work across the aisle in order to meet these challenges. I will continue to work hard to ensure that issues important to our nation and to South Dakota, like agriculture, transportation, and defense are brought to the forefront of policy discussions, and that Republicans help shape the national conversation to make the case for these and other South Dakota priorities.” Prior to being elected Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, Thune previously served as Chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee and as Vice Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference. The Senate Republican Conference helps senators communicate their priorities to the American people through a wide variety of communications resources, including television, radio, and web technology, among other services.
Lookin’ Around
We live in a land of plenty. The question is not so much, “Will we eat?” as “What should we eat?” There are so very many choices when it comes to food that sometimes it’s hard to make up your mind and actually pick something from the staggering variety. Even take the many choices there are when it comes to pizza. Most pizzas contain tomato sauce of some kind as a base, and cheese as the final topping. Between the two, though, there might be pepperoni, sausage, Canadian bacon, hamburger, anchovies, onions, green peppers, black olives, and various other things. If I buy a pizza, either frozen or hot, my preference is for the “deluxe” models which have practically everything on them. Those are quite fine. If I make my own from the bottom up, I generally stick with just one meat plus the tomato sauce and cheese. Those are good too. Even when you go to the frozenfood section of the grocery store, all the different brands of pizzas can be confusing. You might want to get expert advice before buying as I did from William one day. He was a young fellow who worked at the store and claimed that, if you are what you eat, he was at least twenty-percent pizza if not more. I figured he was probably an expert so I asked his advice. Pointing at one brand he said, “Those are the best.” Another brand had his approval as well except he said they were more expensive than the first one but not any better. A third kind was labeled as okay in a pinch, and a fourth was said to be “really bad! Save your money.” Out of curiosity over several months, I tried all four kinds and found William’s advice to be sterling. He knew what he was talking about. Pizza, however, is generally not considered proper fare for Thanksgiving. Traditions must be upheld, you know. As a result, cooking might take up a good part of the morning on that holiday. Naturally, you want to make dressing and stuff it into a turkey about daylight. Then it will roast all morning and smell so good that you are completely ravenous by noon. With the turkey, you obvi-
• Syd Iwan •
Rep. Noem’s office accepting applications for spring interns
Representative Kristi Noem is accepting applications for spring internships in her Washington, D.C. office, as well as in her offices in Sioux Falls, Rapid City and Watertown. Student interns in Representative Noem’s office will assist staff with various constituent service and communications projects, as well as assist with legislative research. Both South Dakota and
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Washington, D.C. internships are unpaid, but provide students with first-hand knowledge of the legislative process and the countless other functions of a congressional office. College students who are interested in interning in any of Representative Noem’s offices should submit a resume, cover letter and references to Peter.Eckrich@mail. house.gov by December 5.
ously need mashed potatoes and gravy, candied yams, a vegetable of some sort like corn, some cranberry sauce, perhaps a fruit salad, some buns with butter and jelly, and possibly olives, pickles, carrot or celery sticks with the celery sticks preferably being stuffed with cheese spread. Dessert almost certainly has to include pumpkin pie, but some might prefer pecan or fruit pie or various others such as banana or coconut cream. Ice cream might also be required. When you cook that much all at one time, however, you are probably going to have to deal with leftovers. That’s generally okay for a day or two, but then you might consider sharing some with the dog or cats or even the chickens. Some of the excess can be frozen for later consumption, of course, if you ever remember to take it back out of the freezer. I do like to remove all the meat from the turkey carcass and boil the bones up for soup base. It makes excellent broth and can quite easily be frozen with some meat for later use. I do usually remember to use that up before it gets ancient. In this country, even if you are of middle, low or no income, you can usually have a turkey-and-dressing meal on Thanksgiving thanks to the generosity of many of our people. One local fellow, many years ago, started making a huge traditional meal to which everyone was invited. He, with the help of some others, has been doing it for many years, and they get a big turnout. It’s a neat social event, especially for those who either aren’t able to cook for themselves or have no local relatives to share with. In other words, this is not only a land of plenty but also a land with many kind and generous people. For that I am thankful. As usual, when you think or talk about food too much, you get hungry. That is now the case with me. It’s a little too late in the day to cook a turkey, but it doesn’t take very long to make a pizza. I think I’ll go do that. If all this culinary discussion has made you hungry as well, I recommend a deluxe pizza. You can’t really go wrong with that.
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Notice of Meeting
The annual meeting of the Tri-County Predator District will be held Tuesday, December 4, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at The Steakhouse in Philip, S.D. Published November 15, 22 & 29, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $8.45.
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Proceedings of the Jones County Commissioners
Obama & Biden Electors DEM Regular Session November 8, 2012 The Board of Commissioners met for a regular meeting with Monte Anker, Helen Louder and Pressler Seymour present. Chairman Louder called the meeting to order. Minutes from the previous meeting were read, signed and approved by the Board. All motions are unanimous unless otherwise stated. CLAIMS APPROVED: Salaries of regular employees and officials, $13,197.53; Debra J. Byrd, Deputy Treasurer, $1,491.49; Patti Greenseth, 4-H office help, $31.63; Travis Hendricks, Weed Board Supervisor, $141.53; Joyce Hurst, Deputy Register of Deeds, Deputy Director of Equalization, $1,796.05; Richard Sylva, Jr., Deputy Sheriff, $1,162.84; Jill Venard, 4-H office staff, $495.06; William M. Valburg, weed sprayer, $1,867.54; Kerri Venard, Deputy Auditor/Road Secretary, $1,812.14; American Family Life Assurance, cancer & intensive care insurance, $364.41; Boston Mutual Life Insurance, life insurance, $168.64; Dakotacare, group health insurance, $12,828.70; Electronic Federal Tax Payment System, social security & withholding, $8,232.67; SD Retirement, retirement, $4,147.90; AT&T Mobility, cell phone bill, $177.20; Debra Byrd, reimbursement, $14.81; City of Murdo, water bill, $249.24; Connecting Point Computers, printer, anti-virus program, support, $600.00; Corky’s Auto Supply, supplies, $264.19; Creative Product Source, supplies, $183.86; Dakota Mill & Grain, spray chemical, $2,010.00; Farmer’s Union Oil Company, gas, propane, $2,473.53; Anita Fuoss, 2 month’s rent, supplies, maxemail, $669.96; Golden West Telecommunications, phone bill, $567.91; Heartland Waste, garbage removal, $50.00; Hughes County, September prisoner care, $80.00; Inman’s Water Technologies, R.O. rent, $21.30; Kustom Signals, Inc., remote, $107.00; Lar-Jos, tax list binder, dividers, $406.80; McLeod’s Printing & Office Supply, General Election and office supplies, $287.00; Microfilm Imaging Systems, Inc., 2 month’s scanner rent, $310.00; Murdo Coyote, Attorney General explanations, publications, $857.42; Murdo Family Foods, supplies, $9.66; Murdo Ford, Durango repairs, $151.23; Noble Ink & Toner, ink cartridges, $102.98; Office Products Center, office supplies, $413.36; Postmaster, stamps, $245.00; Quill, office supplies, $63.47; Rough Country Spraying, equipment rental and mileage, $2,023.58; Rural Health Care, subsidy, $500.00; South Dakota Association of County Commissioners, CLERP, $996.20; South Dakota Public Assurance Alliance, liability, auto insurance, $15,021.00; Violet Sichmeller, General Election resolution board, $18.90; State Treasurer, Animal Damage Control, $1,049.07; T&L Plumbing, Heating and A.C., labor, $84.69; US Records Midwest, plat hangers and envelopes, $894.01; John Weber, postage reimbursement, $5.30; Carrie Weller, Jones County’s share of October expenses, $132.38; West Central Electric, electricity, $705.16; Western Communications, FCC licensing, $300.00; Winner Police Department, prisoner care and transport, $207.91. ROAD & BRIDGE: AT&T, cell phone bill, $134.97; City of Murdo, water bill, $16.12; Corky’s Auto Supply, supplies, $1,090.43; Diesel Machinery, Inc., parts, $789.89; Farmer’s Union Oil Company, diesel, propane, $10,500.19; Golden West Telecommunications, phone bill, $32.70; Grossenburg Implement, parts, $55.99; Hullinger Brothers – Murdo Amoco, gas, $431.04; Frank Iversen, gravel royalties, $5,184.00; Moore Building Center, supplies, $51.64; Powerplan, parts, $849.54; South Dakota Public Assurance Alliance, JD tractor insurance, $659.00, auto, liability insurance, $12,147.29; True North Steel, culverts, $12,179.54; West Central Electric, electricity, $131.13; W.W. Tire, tires, $1,424.00; Ronnie Lebeda, labor, $2,226.44; John Feddersen, seasonal, $380.69; Melvin Feddersen, part-time labor, $1,799.62; Milton Feddersen, parttime labor, $942.14; Chester McKenzie, labor, $1,380.24; Levi Newsam, labor, $2,168.63. CARE OF THE POOR: Cheryl Iversen, WIC Secretary, $83.64; Olinger Law Firm, court appointed attorney, $58.85. GENERAL ELECTION BOARD, SCHOOL & MILEAGE: Precinct 1: Donna Eckert, $183.38, Rita Anker, $141.92, Elaine Roghair, $174.50; Precinct 3: Susan Lyman, $154.66, Jacquelin Fosheim, $154.66, Timothy Hochhalter, $134.66; Precinct 5: Janet Louder, $171.83, Beverly Nies, $157.03, Katherine Patterson, $179.23. 911 FUND: City of Pierre, 4th quarter dispatch, $2,373.10; Centurylink, monthly charge, $84.16. SALARY & MILEAGE: Monte Anker, $396.27, mileage, $8.88; Helen Louder, $372.19, mileage, $14.80; Pressler Seymour, $396.27. REJECTED: Dakotabilities, Oct/Nov/ Dec 2012, $180.00. FEES COLLECTED FOR THE COUNTY: Clerk of Courts, $337.00; Register of Deeds, $488.50; Sheriff, $25.00. Auditor’s account with the treasurer is as follows: Cash, $500.00; Checking & Savings, $1,162,276.16; CDs, $1,294,791.65; TOTALING: $2,457,567.81. Terri Volmer’s building permit report for October- 2. Ryan Willert met with the Board to discuss the four-county agreement with SDSU and the 4-H supervisor. There will be a meeting on November 14, 2012, with Jackson, Haakon, Jones and Mellette counties present to decide how
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Proceedings of the Draper Town Board
Regular Session November 6, 2012 The Draper Town Board met in regular session November 6, 2012, at the finance clerks (due to the election) at 6:30 p.m. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. Chairman Nies called the meeting to order. Hatheway, Louder and Nies were present. Absent: none. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. These bills were presented for payment and approved: IRS, ss & wh, $55.20; Heartland Waste, garbage, $700.00; Murdo Coyote, advertise, $39.64; WR Lyman, water, $45.00; Kim Schmidt, salary, $367.40; SD Municipal, dues, $47.30; SDML, workmens comp, $551.00; West Central Electric, electric, $407.61; Draper Post Office, stamps, $90.00; Servall, rugs, $19.09; Dept of Revenue, sales tax, $27.40. It has been noted that there is some hunting taking place at the Draper dam area, Draper landfill area and on some of the grounds in city limits. People should be advised that these areas are against town ordinances. There is to be no hunting on any town owned property or within city limits. Finance clerk is to get in touch with LeRonda Bryan and see if she would clean the hall before the first ball game. The contract with the Outhouse was discussed. It is stated in there that she is to provide a safe environment. It was noted that the walk way to enter the building is not getting shoveled when it snows so it is turning to ice. She will be advised that this has to be taken care of this winter. The permit for the landfill was received and then requirements were discussed. Being no further business, Hatheway motioned to adjourn, second Louder. Kim Schmidt, Finance Clerk Published November 22, 2012 at the total approximate cost of $19.49.
#1 Okaton #3 Murdo #5 Draper Total
29 47 32 108
1 1 0 2
179 155 156 490
1 5 3 9
210 208 191
40 52 44
169 209 32 159 211 54
162 142
7 6
201 202 189 592
28 33 42 103
175 170 148 493
203 203 190 596
35 42 41 118
173 166 151 490
208 208 192 608
151 195 42
131 16
609 136 479 615 128 435 29
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#1 Okaton #3 Murdo #5 Draper Total
30 44 34 108
174 157 159 490
204 201 193 598
93 91 83 267
118 211 120 211 112 195 350 617
122 131 121 374
41 46 39 126
163 177 160 500
48 44 37 129
148 150 147 445
196 194 184 574
76 54 58 188
129 147 128 404
205 201 186 592
99 94 79 272
102 100 107 309
201 194 186 581
each county will proceed with regards to 4-H as the 4-H supervisor contract expires December 31, 2012. Lawrence Roghair, representing the Sportsman’s Club, met with the Board to ask about the club purchasing a strip of the lot just west of their building if they would pay for the survey. Some discussion followed with no decision at this time. It was moved by Anker and seconded by Louder to approve and for the chairman to sign easements for telecommunication and electric lines within Jones County as well as the storage of records at archives in Pierre. It was moved by Seymour and seconded by Louder to surplus an extension office computer (Item #164-127) and value at $0.00 for disposal. Angie Kinsley met with the Board to discuss Jones County’s interest in hiring a 4-H secretary/emergency manager. The Board will consider it further after the four-county 4-H supervisor meeting next week. After reviewing expenditure budgets for 2012, the following resolution was moved by Anker and seconded by Louder: Notice of Hearing Resolution #2012-06 WHEREAS, there are insufficient funds in the following 2012 budgets to cover expenses for the remainder of the year and; WHEREAS, a responsibility is created which requires an expenditure of funds making it necessary that Supplemental Budgets be made, adopted and approved providing for appropriations with which to meet such expenditures. Such Supplemental Budgets will be for various reasons and in words and figures as follows: AMBULANCE: One thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500.00) vehicle insurance; AUDITOR: Twenty-two thousand dollars ($22,000.00) health insurance & computer software fees; REGISTER OF DEEDS: Eight thousand five hundred dollars ($8,500.00) health insurance and microfilm scanner rent; SHERIFF: Thirty-three thousand dollars ($33,000.00), health insurance, supplies, fuel and utilities; Veteran’s Service Office: Eight hundred dollars ($800.00), supplies; WEED & PEST: Nine thousand dollars
Initiated Measure 15: Constitutional Amendment Referred Law 14: An Act An Initiated Measure P: An Amendment to the to establish the Large to increase state genSouth Dakota Constitution Project Development eral sales and use tax adding balanced Fund: State for
Referred Law 16: An education reform act to establish a teacher scholarship program
Proceedings of the West River Water Development District
Regular Session October 11, 2012 CALL TO ORDER: The West River Water Development District convened for their regular meeting at the West River Water Development District Project Office in Murdo, SD. Chairman Joseph Hieb called the meeting to order at 10:27 a.m. (CT). Roll call was taken and Chairman Hieb declared a quorum was present. Directors present were: Joseph Hieb, Casey Krogman, Marion Matt, Veryl Prokop and Lorne Smith. Also present: Jake Fitzgerald, Manager; Kati Venard, Sec./Bookkeeper. ADDITIONS TO AGENDA: Review FY 2013 Tax Levy APPROVE AGENDA: Motion by Director Krogman, seconded by Director Smith to approve the agenda with additions. Motion carried unanimously. APPROVE MINUTES: The minutes of the September 20, 2012, meeting were previously mailed to the Board for their review. Motion by Director Prokop, seconded by Director Matt to approve the September minutes. Motion carried unanimously. FINANCIAL REPORTS: A. Approval of Bills: Joseph Hieb - $56.61, Casey Krogman - $56.61, Marion Matt - $56.61, Veryl Prokop - $56.61, Lorne Smith $56.61, West River/Lyman-Jones RWS $1,000.00, Internal Revenue Service $95.76. Motion by Director Matt, seconded by Director Smith to approve the District bills. Motion carried unanimously. B. District Financial Status Report: The financial status of the District to date was previously sent to the Board. A copy of the September Financial Report is on file at the District office in Murdo. Motion by Director Prokop, seconded by Director Smith to approve the September Financial Report. Motion carried unanimously. REPORTS: A. Manager’s Report: Manager Fitzgerald presented his October report to the Board. Motion by Director Krogman, seconded by Director Matt to approve the Manager’s Report. Motion carried unanimously. B. Other Reports: None. REVIEW FY 2013 TAX LEVY: We received the individual county tax levies from the Department of Revenue for the FY 2013 Tax Resolution and the Board reviewed the numbers. ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 10:33 a.m. (CT). ATTEST: /s/ Kati Venard Kati Venard, Recording Secretary /s/ Joseph Hieb Joseph Hieb, Chairman Published November 22, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $31.41.
#1 Okaton #3 Murdo #5 Draper Total
111 115 107 333
92 77 79 248
203 192 186 581
50 73 48 171
153 203 130 203 142 190 425 596
48 67 48 163
152 129 139 420
200 196 187 583
49 59 42 150
155 146 147 448
204 205 189 598
($9,000.00), spraying costs. BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, that this resolution be published in the legal newspaper of Jones County as a notice of intention of the Board of Commissioners to adopt the aforesaid Supplemental Budgets. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that these budgets will be considered at the Commissioner’s room at the Jones County Courthouse at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 4, 2012, in the City of Murdo, County of Jones, State of South Dakota, when and where any person interested may appear and be heard regarding the adoption of these Supplemental Budgets. The Board canvassed the November 6, 2012 General Election results. They are as follows: (See results on this page). It was moved and carried to adjourn. Helen Louder, Chairman Monte Anker, Member Pressler S. Seymour, Member ATTEST: John Brunskill, County Auditor Published November 22, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $91.95.
Murdo Residents are being reminded to follow snow removal procedures as outlined in City Ordinance 70.0047, 71.10 and 10.99 as follows: It shall be unlawful for any person to stop, stand, park or leave unattended any motor vehicle upon any street during the hours the streets are to be kept free from vehicles for the facilitation of snow removal. The penalty for violation of this ordinance shall be a fine of up to $500 or imprisonment up to 30 days or both. Additionally the City may tow the offending vehicle at the owners expense. With the large amounts of snow the last few years, there were several areas with these problems. Keeping your vehicles off the street allows crews to clear the streets better and navigation on the streets will be easier for everyone. The City also asks that snow removal from areas such as sidewalks, private drives or parking lots where snow is pushed into the City streets be done prior to City crews cleaning the streets to avoid expense of city crews going over areas additional times. Crews start cleaning at 4:00 a.m. and attempt to have Main Street done before 8:00 a.m. If there are additional areas that can not be cleaned prior to that, please contact the City office and make arrangements for snow placement. With everyone’s cooperation, keeping the streets and sidewalks free of snow will be easier and safer for everyone. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the City office at 669-2272.
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Thank you to Murdo Family Foods for the turkey I won! Bob Totton
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Thank you to the Turner Youth for the marker I won as a door prize at the Christmas fair. I enjoy chewing on it (lid on) but my sister really enjoys coloring with it! Royce Newsam I would like to thank Brandee Hauptman for the Scentsy bear I won from her Christmas Fair drawing. I named him Teddy and I love him! Easton Newsam
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Business & Professional Directory
Rent This Space $4.25 a week/ minimum 3 mos.
The family of Harvey Christian would like to correct a misprint in the obituary of Harvey. He did not manage the Herman Ranch until a few years after Albert Herman’s death in the early 60’s. Sorry about this. Lila Mae Christian & family
Ranchland Drug
• Nightly Deliveries to Murdo • Senior Citizen’s Discount
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
Murdo Townhouses 2 Bedrooms
Carpeted throughout, on-site laundry facility and appliances furnished. PRO/Rental Management 605-347-3077 1-800-244-2826
Equal Housing Opportunity
New Life Home, Inc.
Residential Living Center
24–Hour Care Home–Like Atmosphere
203 W. Hwy. 16, Presho, S.D. • 605-895-2602
• Aerial & Ground Application • Chemical & Fertilizer Sales • GPS Equipped
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
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
Murdo Nutrition Program Menu
November 26 Fish Portions Scalloped Potatoes Mixed Vegetables Bread Mandarin Oranges & Pineapple Tidbits November 27 Salisbury Steak in Brown Gravy Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Spinach w/ Vinegar Bread Apricots November 28 Chicken Drummies Creamed Potatoes & Peas Tossed Salad Bread Sherbet November 29 Barbeque Pork Baked Potato Broccoli w/ Cheese Dinner Roll Mixed Fruit Delight November 30 Potato Soup Egg Salad Sandwich Carrifruit Salad Fruit Crisp
H ildebrand S teel & C oncrete
Contact us for ALL types of concrete work!
Jerry Hildebrand Cell: 605.488.0291
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.
Rent This Space $4.25 a week/ minimum 3 mos.
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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