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Coyote News Briefs
Dakota Prairie Bank to participate in Stocking Stuffer Christmas program
There is a great need for such basic items as white underwear and socks, sweat clothes, disposable razors, shaving cream, deodorant, gloves, tooth brushes, small tubes of toothpaste and pocket combs. Books, coffee, playing cards, puzzles, games, electronic games and batteries, prepaid phone cards and comfort items are also gratefully accepted. Wrapped gifts to men or to women are also welcome. Collections will continue from now through Tuesday, December, 18. Pierre Elks Lodge Exalted Ruler, Jeff Hallem, urges everyone to remember area Veterans, particularly those who are hospitalized or those who are in nursing homes, to make sure that those veterans have a memorable Holiday season. A personal visit, a card, or a letter can mean a great deal to them. Hallem notes that the project has grown over the years. Last year, school children made home-
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made Christmas cards to honor those Veteran’s; senior citizens baked dozens of homemade cookies for the effort; Perkins in Ft. Pierre made 250 “goodie bags”; and a local Pierre women’s club helped to make sure that the needs of women Veteran’s were not forgotten. Bank President Stephen K. Hayes noted that he welcomed the opportunity to join a project that has such a worthwhile goal. “Our bank has a long tradition of supporting and serving businesses, ranchers, and families in the area. It is important to us to remember our hospitalized Veterans and to let them know their service to our country has not been forgotten. We know that the people of the Presho and Draper area really care about our Nation’s Veterans, both those at home and those on active duty abroad. There is no better way to say ‘Thank You’ than to remember our hospitalized Veterans, and we are pleased to offer our banks as drop box locations.”
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Mighty Coyote
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.
Al-Anon
Open AA meetings Kids Club
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.
Christmas lighting contest
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.
Free rides to sports events for Murdo senior citizens
The Jones County School District is offering free in-town rides to any of our home activities (sporting events, music concerts etc.) for senior citizens living in Murdo. For more information or to request a ride, call the high school at 669-2258 no later than 3 p.m. on the day of the event.
Murdo City Council
The Murdo City Council will meet Monday, December 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the city office. The public is welcome to attend.
Draper Town Board
The Draper Town Board will meet Monday, December 3 at 7:00 p.m. at the Draper hall. The public is welcome to attend.
Every year, during the third weekend of August, over 200 of the most prized collector cars and motorcycles in the world enter onto what is often called the best finishing hole in golf - the famed eighteenth fairway at Pebble Beach Golf Resort in Pebble Beach, California. South Dakota was represented, and did not disappoint by taking 2nd place in Class L-1 (Prewar Preservation) with the 1905 Fiat 60 HP Quimby Touring, entered by David Geisler Sr. of Pioneer Auto Show, Murdo, SD. This show is special, as cars and motorcycles are judged on style, historical accuracy, and their technical merit - with participation by invite only. Concours D' Elegance translates as an automotive contest of elegance. To compete in the Pebble Beach Concours D'Elegance an automobile must be a well preserved or accurately restored vehicle still quite capable of being driven. It will almost surely have some historic valueperhaps it served to debut new technology or new styling trends or it has an impressive racing record. And it will be rare-possibly a singular example of a special chassis bearing a respected coachbuilder's art. Dave Geisler Sr., owner of Pioneer Auto Show, said "The 1905 Fiat definitely fits the profile for this show. Of only twenty of its kind built, it is believed to be the last one in existence."
1905 Fiat returns to Murdo's Pioneer Auto Show after prestigious win at Concours D' Elegance
Dakota Prairie Bank in Presho and in Draper has once again joined with the Pierre Elks Lodge in the Stocking Stuffer Christmas program for patients at the Federal Veteran’s Medical Center and at the State Veteran’s Home in Hot Springs. Collection boxes are located at financial institutions and at other locations in Pierre, Fort Pierre, Blunt, Presho and Draper.
November Mighty Coyote students. Back (left to right): Austin Olson, 6th grade; Emily Jacobs, 5th grade; Sloan Benedict, 6th grade Front: Chauncey Hauptman, 6th grade; Kade Brost, 6th grade; Lilli Moore, 5th grade; Breckin Steilen, 5th grade. Each month the 5th and 6th grade students have an opportunity to become a Mighty Coyote by meeting the following criteria: Students will turn in homework for each of their classes on time, no office referrals, be a model citizen, trustworthy, fair and caring towards others. If a student receives three Mighty Coyote awards they will earn a Mighty Coyote t-shirt.
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Prestigious win… Dave Geisler is pictured with his 2nd place trophy earned at Concours D’ Elegance. Photo courtesy of Pioneer Auto Museum
The Fiat was originally built as a high performance car specifically for the ultra-rich to drive fast on public roads, and by verbal history this particular car is believed to have been owned by the eclectic brewing tycoon August Anheuser Busch, Sr. "We are thrilled to have earned recognition at Pebble Beach," said Geisler. "The car was next featured in the lobby at the new LeMay Museum in Tacoma, WA. As one of the world's largest auto museums and attractions, this four story museum houses up to 350 cars, trucks and motorcycles." This historic automobile how now made its way back to its current home, the Pioneer Auto Museum in Murdo, South Dakota. Here it will remain for automobile enthusiasts across America to admire the one of a kind car when they travel to South Dakota. To learn more about this spectacular and rare automobile or to see how Pioneer Auto in Murdo celebrates and preserves the automotive culture, call 605-669-2691, or visit www.pioneerautoshow. com.
November Pillar: Citizenship
November Coyote Character students. Back (left to right): Seiney Moore, 3rd grade; Chance Dugan, 4th grade; Front: Matthew Birkeland, 2nd grade; Kamri Kittelson, 1st grade; Jace Nix, Kindergarten; Gunnar Whitney, Kindergarten.
County Commissioners
The Jones County Commissioners will hold their monthly meeting at the courthouse on Tuesday, December 4 at 9 a.m. The public is welcome to attend.
J.C. School Board
St. Mary’s Home Health & Hospice named as a top agency of the 2012 HomeCare Elite
St. Mary’s Home Health & Hospice today announced that it has been named a Top Agency of the 2012 HomeCare Elite, a compilation of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. Now in its seventh year, the HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies and further highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall. Winners are ranked by an analysis of publicly available performance measures in quality outcomes, process measure implementation, patient experience (Home Health CAHPS), quality improvement, and financial performance. “The 2012 HomeCare Elite winners demonstrate a commitment to providing patient-centered care and serving as leaders in the home health community. Their success offers data-driven proof of being well-managed and high quality care providers to hospitals, managed care organizations, ACOs, and other potential referral partners across the healthcare continuum,” said Susan L. Henricks, President and COO of National Research Corporation, the parent company of OCS HomeCare. “Again, this year, we updated our methodology to reflect the rapidly evolving quality-focused healthcare landscape and national valuebased purchasing trends. We congratulate St. Mary’s Home Health & Hospice on being recognized as a top home care agency.” St. Mary’s Home Health & Hospice, Dianne Weyer, Director, credits a dedicated, caring staff that is committed to providing services that meet the needs of their patients and a community of healthcare professionals who are mindful of the ongoing healthcare needs of persons who are having difficulty leaving their homes with the agency’s ability to achieve recognition as one of the HomeCare Elite. “HomeCare elite recognition continues to gain importance given the increased regulatory mandates ant the threat of shrinking reimbursement revenue. Home health agencies that have earned recognition among the HomeCare Elite demonstrated that they not only can adapt to an evolving marketplace but continue to excel in clinical, patient experience, quality improvement, and financial outcomes,” said Marci Heydt, Product Manager for the post-acute care business group of DecisionHealth. The HomeCare elite is the only performance recognition of its kind in the home health profession. The 2012 HomeCare Elite is co-sponsored by National Research Corporation (also known as OCS HomeCare), the leading provider of cross-continuum healthcare metrics and analytics, and DecisionHealth, the publisher of the industry’s most respected independent newsletter Home Health Line. The data used for this analysis were compiled from publicly available information. The entire list of 2012 HomeCare Elite agencies can be downloaded by visiting the National Research Corporation website at www.nationalresearch. com About St. Mary’s Home Health & Hospice: St. Mary’s Home Health & Hospice provides homecare and hospice services in a 60 mile radius of the Pierre/Fort Pierre communities. Home Health services are provided in the patient’s home under the direction of the patient’s physician. They can include a nurse, physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, social worker, and home health nursing assistant. St. Mary’s Home Health & Hospice also provides services to persons with commercial insurance, VA and private pay. About National Research Corporation and OCS HomeCare: OCS HomeCare is a product of National Research Corporation. For more than 30 years, National Corporation (NASDAQ: NRCI) has been at the forefront of patientcentered care. Today the company’s focus on empowering customer-centric healthcare across the continuum extends patientcentered care to incorporate families, communities, employees, senior housing residents, and other stakeholders.
The Jones County School District #37-3 will hold their monthly meeting Monday, December 10 at 7 p.m. at the high school library. The public is encouraged to attend.
Trading Pages Library
Notice: Due to the recent intake of donations, and the frequent use of the library, somebody associated with Trading Pages is urged to organize the library. The Coyote office is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Please do this as soon as possible.
Currently recognized by Modern Healthcare as the largest patient satisfaction measurement firm in the U.S., National Research is dedicated to representing the true voice of patients and other healthcare stakeholders. This integration of cross-continuum metrics and analytics uncovers insights for effective performance improvement, quality measurement, care transitions, and many other factors that impact population health management. About DecisionHealth: For over 30 years, DecisionHealth has served as the leading source for home health news, coding tools and resources, and training materials found in reputable products such as Home Health Line. Our unique blend of awardwinning staff journalists and unmatched access to healthcare executives and industry experts enables DecisionHealth to provide solutions, tools, and guidance that are relied on by nearly 100,000 home health care and specialty physicial practice professionals.
by Jody Lebeda • 669-2526 • jody1945@gmail.com
Cheryl McMillan and Helen McMillan accompanied Kathleen Stickler to Huron last Tuesday where they attended a seventh grade play in which Carson Hruby had one of the leading parts. The ladies spent Tuesday night at the Hruby home and enjoyed having lunch with Carla Hruby Wednesday, after which they returned to Murdo. Mr. and Mrs. Casey McMillan of Wall visited at the homes of Cliff and Bev Anderson and Helen McMillan Sunday evening. Well, the holidays are here. Most of us spent the past weekend with family and friends, being thankful for them and all the many other blessings we sometimes take for granted, right down to the bounteous food and warm homes filled with family. I, for one, am looking forward to a wonderful Advent and Christmas season. Ronnie and Holly Lebeda and friend enjoyed the Thanksgiving dinner at the lunch room put on by Jay Keever and Joe Connot, with many others. What a needed and wonderful way to share the Thanksgiving Day with the whole community. Julia Broecher was one who also enjoyed the good food and visiting that went on. She said she saw many people there, some she knew and some she didn’t. She thinks this a special way to give thanks. She truly enjoyed the day just by being there. Melba got to use the sunroom for her guests for Thanksgiving. Raymond Boysen from Rapid City, Alecia Lanz of Valentine, Neb., and Jean, Rodney, and Brian Lanz of St. Francis had a scrumptious meal and lots of visiting in the afternoon. Lois Jaide had company for the day of Thanksgiving. Anita and Randy Hall, who now live in Sioux Falls, were guests. Connie and Kelly Kralicek from Dickinson N.D., came on Friday and spent the weekend with Linda Kerns. Linda fixed a turkey dinner for Bart, Mike, Lori and Clayton. Michele and Jim McNeely enjoyed the dinner prepared by Joe Connot and Jay Keever, then had pie at Linda Kerns’s and spent some time visiting with the family there. Raymond and Dianne Stotts drove to Pierre to the home of Stephanie and Jim Poppen’s, taking Flavia Stotts with them for Thanksgiving Day. Mary and Chester McKenzie had a gathering of family at their home. Pam, Justin and Sheena Bryan brought Edna McKenzie over with them and joined Vicki and family for dinner with all the trimmings. A wonderful time was enjoyed by all. Irene Brink is now living in Philip. Her address is Box 818, Philip, S.D., 57567 and phone number is 605-859-3311. She is getting settled and plays a lot of cards. She would enjoy hearing from her friends here in Murdo. On Friday Pam went Black Friday shopping in Mitchell with Jill Venard and Lenae Tucker and had a great time. Jackie Fosheim spent Thanksgiving with Forrest and Londa in Windom, Minn. She met Cassidy and Jasmine Fosheim at the Vivian Junction and they accompanied Jackie and Margie Peters on their trip to Minnesota. Margie went on to Corey and Betty Peters’. They had good traveling weather both ways.
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Thanksgiving guests of Dave and Linda Brost were Michelle Brost of Fort Worth, Texas, and Paul and Denise Brost of Waunakee, Wis., and kids Taylor, Jamie, Alex and Dillion. Also joining them were Del, Christy, Kade, and Hannah Brost. Jeff and Kristi Vlietstra, Will and Walker arrived at the Valburg ranch Friday evening for the weekend. Saturday evening they were joined by Barry and Missy Valburg, Mallory and Sunny Lee; and Bill and Cindy Valburg and Chad for supper. The Vlietstra’s returned home Sunday afternoon. Sarah Dowling returned to Draper for her Thanksgiving break from Chadron. On Thanksgiving Day Brent, Donna, Cortney and Justin, along with Donna’s mom and stepdad Sherry and Ed, and David and Lindsay and her mom, Cheryl, came to join us for dinner at Trace and Karen's house. Sarah returned back to school on Sunday. I, Janet, just heard the sad news of the passing on October 21 of Rodney Lee Miller, 50, son of former Draperite Raymond and Gloria Miller of Ft. Morgan, Colo. Funeral services were held October 29 at the Bear Valley Church in Lakewood, Colo. Besides his parents, he leaves his wife, Kathy, and two daughters Alyssa and Lauren. South Dakotans attending the service were Ken Miller, Penny Dowling and Linda MaGee; Gerald and Greg Miller; Don and Elaine Miller, son and daughter Ron and Sherrie. The community extends their deepest sympathy to the family. Our sympathy goes out to the family of Lois Zaugg who passed away in Pierre. A memorial service was held last Wednesday at the Lutheran church in Murdo. Monday of last week, Alice Horsley took the Weber bus to Pierre. She kept a couple of appointments and called on Helen DeRyk and a little later, Lillian Severyn. Happy 50th anniversary to former Jones County residents Grant and Becky (Miller) Myers of Urbandale, Iowa. It was recently mentioned to me that the church sign near the highway southwest of Draper is missing. Does anyone know of its where-abouts? Maybe it disappeared when we had that strong wind. It names all three churches and their times of service. It was put there by the children of the late Keith and Margaret Louder. Now to all the Thanksgiving news. Nelva and Janet Louder headed for the hills on Wednesday in search of turkey! We stopped on the way in Kadoka for a visit with Dwight Louder and Melford Koester. We found the turkey, who was being held hostage at the home of Don and Cara Pearson. Wednesday he had a reprieve as we cooked ham. Supper guests were Brian and Chelsea Louder; Jay Louder; us (of course); the Pearson kids: Drew, Calli and Dawson; and grandkids Charley, Kingston and Aria. Thanksgiving Day, the above group, along with Tyler Louder and Nick Winkelman were there for dinner, supper or in between pie time – just some of us were there for the whole thing. Very nice day, even had to open windows. But that evening when we left, wow, it was cold – in the 20's. Black Friday came and went without me; just not my bag. We had lunch (leftovers) at the Pearsons and then left for home stopping in Kadoka at Deanna Byrd's and the Stone's. Thanksgiving dinner guests of Ray and Janice Pike were: Bob and Susie Rankin, Tyler and Chelsee Rankin, Addison and Joey. At suppertime, Andy and Jill Rankin, Riley and Peyton; and Kati and Drew Venard, Mallory and Tenley joined the group. Things probably got a little more lively by then with six young ones. Turkey day dinner guests of Mike and Joni Hunt were: Andy and Jill Rankin, Riley and Peyton; David and Kati Hunt and family; Ashley Hunt; Dick Deal of Ft. Pierre and daughter Dallas Vos and family of Hermosa. Brenda and James Murray, Sam and Ben of LaCrosse, Wis., arrived at mom/grandma Margie Boyle's Wednesday evening. The group, along with great-grandma Rosa Lee Styles, David and Robert Styles had Thanksgiving dinner at the high school lunch room with Joe and Jay. On Friday the Murrays, Rosa Lee and Margie were in Pierre. They viewed the Christmas trees at the capitol and spent time at the heritage center where the kids got to sit on Santa's lap. On Saturday the women (kids stayed home with daddy) took in a craft fair in Belvidere. Back to Murdo they stopped in at the baby shower for Kylee (Waldron) Mulz and got to see baby McKenna. The Murrays then left for their Wisconsin home. Thanksgiving day guests of Curt and Janet Miller were: Eleanor Miller, Kim and Dan Smith, Chris Smith and fiance`, Casey and Gavin Miller and Monica Reder. I also know Curt turned over another year on Monday. Happy birthday, Curt. Morgan, Dalton, Tanner and Nicole Nelson of Canton spent the Thanksgiving weekend with grandparents Terry and Penny Dowling. Penny took them to Mitchell on Sunday where they met dad Mark and returned home. Karen Miller and Doug Snider were Thanksgiving Day guests of Tom and Jen Walsh, MaKenzie and Gavin at their Sioux Falls home. Ken and Carmen Miller went to Sioux Falls for Thanksgiving. They met daughter Karissa of Des Moines and Kia from Vermillion at the home of Karissa's fiance`, Ben Zimmer. Carmen's brother, Jim and Julie Anderson and family of Chamberlain, were also Thanksgiving Day guests. The Miller group stayed over and the gals took in Black Friday. I forgot to ask if they got any bargains. Ron and Donna Kinsley hosted Thanksgiving Day for her kids and families; Dave and Janice Moore; Larry, Lezlie, Lex and Lane Moore; all of Vivian, and Martha Kinsley. Troy and Jody Iversen, Mason and Conner of Lismore, Minn., were Thanksgiving Day and weekend guests of Wanda and Gerald Mathews. Doug Christian and hired hand Mark of Freeman spent the week at Lila Mae Christians while doing some carpentry work in the area. On Thanksgiving Day, the trio took in the Joe and Jay dinner. Thanksgiving Day guests of Fred and Mary Mathews were: Monica Mathews; Bruce and Anita Mathews, Marissa and Bailee; Brady Aberle; and Kevin and Elaine Meyers. Terri, Dean, Jackson and Tana Volmer joined family members in Rapid City for Thanksgiving dinner. Those enjoying the day together were: Kim Calkins; Jill and David Venard and Kati; Beth and Nick Van Dam; Lanny and Michele Iwan and family. The Volmers returned home on Saturday. Kim and Tony Schmidt traveled to Aberdeen on Tuesday. They spent the nights with Kayla and Jeremy Hoag and Sydney. Kim kept appointments on Wednesday. On turkey day, Jeremy went to Philip to hunt and spend time with his dad. Jaime Schmidt had to work, leaving Kayla, Sydney, Kim and Tony for Thanksgiving dinner. The Schmidts came home later that day. Happy anniversary to Kim and Tony Schmidt on November 27. Jason Seamans of Casper, Wyo., is here spending time with parents David and Lill. Thanksgiving Day they spent with family members at the home of Lill's nephew, Travis Thompson, at Reliance. Karen Authier hosted Thanksgiving Day dinner at her Pierre home for son Michael and wife Jen, Margaret and Greg Rankin. In talking to Melva Vik today, she reports that Roger is doing well and is back to playing cards at the senior center, which is good to hear. They, along with her
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by Janet Louder • 669-2696
mom, Ruth Winters; Pam and Gary Gall of Scotland; sister Sherrie Ferdinand and friend Don enjoyed Thanksgiving Day at Wade and Patti Dowling's. There was lots of good food and a good time. The Galls spent the night at the Dowlings, returning home on Friday. I see by the calendar that Murdo Coyote readers Jody and Scott Wingert of Benton City, Wash., have an anniversary on November 26. Happy anniversary, you two! Casey and Gavin Miller visited grandparents Nelva and Janet Louder on Sunday afternoon. It was a long busy week at the Eldon and Esther Magnuson home. Daughter Ginger and Twix Waltner and son Travis and family arrived on Tuesday; think they got in a little hunting while here. Thanksgiving Day morning began with the arrival of Terri Pelle and Jim Nickelson; Kathie Mason and Ernie Kessler; Shelley and Bob Boehmer, Crystal and Tyson Lindekugel and son; Lori Owens, and sons Tane, Trey and Tayler. All left that evening except Tane who spent the night. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Minnesota hunters arrived. They took the Magnusons out for supper Saturday evening at a local cafe. Grandson Dusty and Heather Pelle and family came Sunday and spent the day hunting. Monday, all was quiet on the western front. Rodney and Brenda Mann, Teagan and Denae hosted Thanksgiving Day for: Betty Mann; Earl Dahlke; Bev Andrews; Bob Jackson; Darrin and Lonna Jackson, Skyler and Breanna; Calista Tatum and Sheri Fine, both of Platte; Josh Tatum of Philip; Steve Tatum and friend Megan. Thanksgiving Day guests of Paul and Katherine Patterson were Helen Louder; Dale and Vicki Fredericksen from Sierra Blanca, Texas; and Joshua and Valerie Fredericksen of Watertown. Dale and Vicki stayed until Saturday and Joshua and Valerie returned back to school on Sunday. Ellouise Ellwanger has a birthday on Wednesday, November 28. Happy birthday, Ellouise. I won't even make a smart remark! Pastor Hazen called on former Draperite Zona Eich recently. Zona is a resident at Golden Living in Pierre. Randy Louder of Townsend, Mont., and grandson Bradley Louder of Las Vegas, Nev., arrived at the Dorothy Louder home on Wednesday. On Thanksgiving, Kevin and Laura Louder, along with the turkey, arrived. Others joining the group for dinner and the day were: Dustin Aske and kids, wife Kristen had to work; Levi Louder, wife Shannon in N.D. with her family; Brad and Darin Louder; and Don Volmer. Randy and Bradley stopped in Kadoka and visited dad/grandpa Dwight on the way out and again on the way home on Friday, and also visited his aunt, Deanna. Charlie and Susan Hamer and Kerri Gronewald and boys had Thanksgiving in Black Hawk with Brian and Megan Hamer and family. They stopped in Kadoka and saw Dwight on Friday and then stopped at Dorothy's in the afternoon. Dorothy and Darin Louder visited Dwight and at the Deanna Byrd home on Sunday. All of her family were home for the weekend. Following church Sunday, Pastor and Jane Hazen, Lila Mae Christian, Rosa Lee Styles, Margie Boyle, Ray and Janice Pike, Nelva and Janet Louder had dinner together at a local cafe. Nelva and Janet Louder spent Saturday in Pierre. Janet attended a baby shower for lil' Koy Thomas Kusek and mom Kayla, grandson of Dori and Dwayne Prince, great-grandson of my late sister and brother-in-law, Gerry and Dick Lopour. It was held at the home of Chance (Dixon), the new Mrs. Tanner Prince. Brenda Weber and girls Krystal and Ashley also attended the shower. Nice party, and the young couple have a very nice home. Nelva also saw the baby and all later after the party. Wedding bells rang for Ryan Dott and Jaime Schmidt (not our former Draper Jaime Schmidt) at St. Katherine Drexel Catholic Church in Sioux Falls on Saturday, November 24, followed with reception/supper/dance held at the Heritage Inn Hotel. Ryan is the son of Mike and Mary Dott, grandson of Marge Hayes. Names you know that attended were the above listed; Ryan's sister, Stephanie; Steve, Marla and Nick Hayes; Jamie Hayes and Malachi; Scott and Jody Wingert, Josh Wingert and friend, all of Benton City, Wash.; Helen Louder; Margaret and Greg Rankin and Karen Authier; Stacy (Rankin) and Bill Ellwanger and family of Pierre; Jeri (Rankin) and Tony Wageman and family from Kansas; Garry and Madeline Louder of Iowa and daughter Kris Carr of Ill.; Kurt and Marcy Louder and Riley from Kansas; LeRoy and Cindy Louder of Pierre and son Brandon of Colorado. Congratulations to the newlyweds. Helen Louder and Elaine Meyers went to Sioux Falls together. Helen went to the wedding and Elaine went to daughter Desiree and Matt Kopp and Annen home. They returned home on Sunday. Alex and Jean Freier; Ray Freier; Randy Freier; Stephanie and Kiel Dettler of Aberdeen; Doug and Megan Freier and baby Brooklyn were Thanksgiving Day guests of Sharon and Chuck Pietrus. In talking to Alex, it was a great day – four generation pictures were taken. Alex and Jean were able to hold that new greatgranddaughter; I think it was a lot. He sounded very pleased with her, very understandable.
Letter to the editor
another successful Well Thanksgiving passed. As most of you know, Jay Keever and myself prepare a Thanksgiving feast for anyone who wants to come and eat. We have done this for the past 10 years or so (neither Jay or myself are for sure how long we have been doing it.) This past year we fixed 12 turkeys, a large ham, 40 pounds of potatoes, dressing and a lot of corn. Members of the community donate more pie than we can eat along with all kinds of salads and other goodies. We have never asked for any donations nor have we kept very good count on the number of guests we have. We are just thankful to live in such a fine community. After Jay and I finished up this year we decided this was going to be our last year. We are sorry to say that. The meal has grown to something we feel is a good thing and hope some other organization will take it over. I know there will be many disappointed people but it is just getting to be too much. We have had a good run but now it is time for us to finish up. Thanks for all of your past support. Joe Connot Murdo, SD
J.C. Sheriff’s Report
The Sheriff ’s report is printed as received by Jones County Sheriff ’s Office. It may or may not contain every call received by the department. Sheriff and Deputy calls: Nov. 15 Deputy Sylva responded to rural Jones Co. to a report of trespassers on Turners. Unable to locate. Deputy Sylva responded to rural Jones Co. to another report of trespassers. Two subjects were cited for trespassing. Deputy Sylva received a report of an intoxicated driver in Murdo. Vehicle was parked at residence upon law enforcement arrival. Nov.16 Sheriff Weber booked in a prisoner on drug charges that were from an arrest by the SD Highway Patrol on I-90. Sheriff Weber responded to a report of a cow out on I-90, westbound lane, mm 201. Owner was contacted and the critter was put back in. Nov. 17 Sheriff Weber delivered a death notification to family in Murdo. Sheriff Weber responded to a report of a fire south of I-90, near mm190. It was found to be a burning barrel. Nov. 18 Sheriff Weber responded to a report of several intoxicated subjects arguing and threatening each other in Murdo. Subjects were separated. Sheriff Weber responded to a car vs. deer accident on I-90, eastbound, mm207. The vehicle was towed. Sheriff Weber responded to a report of a possible intoxicated driver on SD Hwy 248, headed in to Murdo. Driver was checked out and found not to be intoxicated. Sheriff Weber responded to a report of an injured deer on US Hwy 83 just north of the White River bridge. Unable to locate. Sheriff Weber responded to a two vehicle accident that occurred in the Pilot truck stop parking lot. Drivers exchanged information. Both vehicles received minor damage. Sheriff Weber responded to a report of a car vs. deer accident on I-90, eastbound, mm 192. The vehicle was towed. Sheriff Weber responded to a report of suspicious vehicles on I-90, westbound, mm184. It was found that one of the vehicles muffler had started some objects in the trunk on fire. The fire was extinguished by fire extinguisher, and vehicle was towed. Sheriff Weber and the SD Highway Patrol responded to a one vehicle rollover north of Murdo near the golf course. The vehicle had been removed prior to law enforcement arrival. The vehicle was later located in Murdo. Charges are pending. Nov. 19 Deputy Sylva responded to an argument between sisters. Statements were taken and parties were separated. Nov. 20 Sheriff Weber assisted SD Highway Patrol with search and arrest of two subjects on I-90, eastbound, mm 210. Subjects were arrested on several drug charges. Nearly thirteen pounds of marijuana was found and seized. Nov. 21 Sheriff Weber responded and removed a dead deer on I-90, westbound, mm 209. Sheriff Weber spoke to Murdo resident on the removal of his dog that is a verified mean dog. Owner removed dog from city limits.
Gracious volunteers… Jay Keever (left) and Joe Connot
take a break after all of their hard work preparing Thanksgiving dinner for the community. Connot and Keever have been organizing the community wide dinner for about ten years and have always extended an invitation to anyone wanting to join. Community members have pitched in by providing pies and salads to accompany the pair’s meal. Photos by Karlee Barnes
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Pies galore… Ella Fuhrer and Rosa Lee Styles plate pies donated by community members at the annual Thanksgiving dinner hosted by Joe Connot and Jay Keever.
Area riders to compete in Wrangler National Finals Rodeo
Ferley, Oelrichs, who won the world championship in 2006, and Cole Elshere, Faith, who has qualified for the first time. Ferley is making his sixth appearance at the WNFR and will enter the rodeo in sixth place with $76,366. Elshere is in 13th with $65,837. Todd Suhn, Hermosa, has qualified for the 16th time in ninth place with $66,136. This year’s qualification ties him with Byron Walker, Ennis, Texas, for the second most WNFR qualifications in steer wrestling. Roy Duvall, Boynton, Okla., is first with 24. Representing the barrel racers will be Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, and Nikki Steffes, Vale. Lockhart has qualified for the sixth consecutive time. She will start the rodeo in ninth place with $72,462. This is Steffes’ first qualification. She started the year with a big win at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo and over $10,000 last February. Steffes had an outstanding college career while attending the University of Wyoming where she won the women’s national allaround title twice. She will be attending dental school in the future but has put that on hold to take advantage of having an outstanding horse, Dash Ta Vanilla, that she calls “Nilla.” They are in sixth place in the regular season standings with $86,722. Making his second appearance in the bull riding will be Timber
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Curtis Faber
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nosed with diabetes at the age of eight and attended many diabetes camps, where he made many friends. In school, Curt participated in basketball and singing with the Swing Choir. After graduation, he worked at various jobs including being an aide at the nursing home in White River, S.D., and meat cutter in Pierre, S.D. Curt enjoyed playing pool and darts, and visiting with his friends. In 1998, he moved to Washington state and married Deb Weiser in 1999. While in Washington, Curt worked for a heating and cooling company and also for an auto parts store. They moved from Washington to Montana, where Curt continued to cut meat for various grocery stores in Hamilton. He kept in touch with all his friends in South Dakota and spent some of his summers in Murdo to see everyone. He continued to work until his diabetes interfered with his health and he was unable to continue his job duties safely. While in Hamilton, Curt enjoyed being outside and going to the mountains. He liked horses and all animals and was always willing to help friends care for their animals while they were gone. He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Lou; close friend, Jenny; both sets of grandparents; both his mother’s brothers and his father’s sister. Curt is survived by his father and stepmother, Dean T. and Deborah Faber of Murdo, S.D.; two stepbrothers, Adin Hall and wife Toris, and Orrin Hall, all of Washington; three stepsisters, Moriah DeSantis and husband Brett of Colorado, and Rachel and Ashley Hall, all of South Dakota; his ex-wife, Deb Weiser of Hamilton; special friends, Casey, Dwayne, Jeannette, Jerry, Terri, Kari, Cory and Darrin; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other friends in South Dakota and Montana. Services were held on Friday, November 23, at Grace Lutheran Church in Hamilton. Condolences may be left for the family at www.daly-leachchapel.com. Services will be held in Murdo at a later date.
For the the past 27 years, Las Vegas has gone country for 10 days in December as the city hosts the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo where world championships are decided. This year’s rodeo is December 615 and will feature 10 nights of the best contestants from the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and Women’s Professional Rodeo Association. Up for grabs is over six million dollars in prize money and world championships in bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tiedown roping, women’s barrel racing and bull riding. South Dakota will be well represented with six qualifiers for this year’s WNFR. There are two qualifiers in saddle bronc riding, Chad
Lake’s Ardie Maier. Maier qualified in 2010, but injuries kept him from making the trip in 2011. This year he is in sixth place in the world standings with $90,191. To compete at the WNFR, contestants had to be among the top 15 in the world standings. They traveled across the United States paying their own entry fees and expenses hoping to earn enough money to be among the elite athletes who advance to rodeo’s championship event. The WNFR has seen continued growth in prize money and fan support since it moved to Las Vegas. Each contestant will compete in 10 individual rounds which will pay the winner $18,257. On December 15 their total scores and times will be added together for average placings. First place in that category will win $46,820 and a saddle as the WNFR champion. World championships are determined by adding a contestant’s WNFR and regular season earnings together. Those champions have the esteemed honor of wearing the traditional gold buckle that signifies they are the world’s best in the sport of rodeo. Jess Tierney, Hermosa, sits 12th in the all-around standing. He qualified for the steer roping by taking the seventh place spot. The National Finals Steer Roping, held separately from the WNFR, was November 8-9 in Guthrie, Okla.
Curtis Dean Faber, 42, of Hamilton passed away Saturday, November 17, 2012, from heart and diabetes complications. Curtis was born May 19, 1970, at St. Louis Park Hospital in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, to Dean Thomas Faber and Betty Lou (Miller) Faber. The family moved to Murdo, S.D., in 1973 where Curtis went to all 12 grades of school, graduating in 1989. He was diag-
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by Pastor Rick Hazen, United Methodist Church, Murdo and Draper I love the music of the church — especially the Christmas music. When I was growing up in Volin, SD, all day Saturday and every Sunday afternoon starting the weekend after Thanksgiving, we would begin to practice for our Sunday School Christmas program. Each child had a part — memorized a Bible verse to share with the congregation — and then the older kids were usually the ones who read the Christmas story from the Gospel of Luke and from the Gospel of Matthew while the smaller kids acted out the Christmas story in costume as angels, shepherds, wise men, Mary, and Joseph. Sometimes someone’s baby played the part of the baby Jesus in the manger. While all of this was a wonderful part of telling the Christmas story and why Jesus came into the world, the Advent and Christmas music we sang always touched me deeply. It still does. Some of my Christmas Carol favorites are “Hark the Herald Angels Sing,” “O Come, All Ye Faithful,” “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” “Joy to the World,” and “Silent Night.” Advent favorites for me are “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel,” and one that I learned in seminary, “People, Look East.” Another favorite of mine is “In the Bleak Midwinter”
Seizing the Hope Set Before Us ... Heb 6:18
because we affirm that “Jesus Christ is the Light of the World.” It’s His birthday and Jesus Christ is still the “reason for the season.” Don’t be in such a hurry to take your Christmas tree down — December 25th is just the beginning of the Christmas Season and lasts until January 6th, the first day of Epiphany which celebrates the Wise Men who, after seeing “His Star in the East, [came] to worship Him.” We begin with a new year in the church on December 2nd — the First Sunday of Advent — as we anticipate the Second Coming of Christ, not as He came the first time as a tiny baby in a manger in Bethlehem, but the Second Time, as the risen and ascended Lord Jesus Christ, who will come on clouds of glory where every eye will see Him. “…Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.” In your anticipation of the coming again of Jesus Christ, may you discover the true meaning of Christmas and, may you and yours have a “Happy New Church Year, a Blessed Advent, and a Merry Christmas.” Jesse Tollakson, of Dawson, Minn., died Wednesday, November 21, 2012 as the result of an automobile accident at the age of 29. Funeral services were held on Monday, November 26, 2012 at
— especially the third verse. It touches me and reminds me that Jesus Christ is my number one priority every day: “What can I give him, poor as I am? If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb; if I were a Wise Man, I would do my part; yet what I can I give him: give my heart.” I also like the Harry Simeone Chorale arrangement of “The Little Drummer Boy.” One secular Christmas Carol I really enjoy is “Frosty the Snowman” with the arrangement sung by the Ray Coniff Singers. For those of you who have computers — go on the Internet sometime and type-in “Ray Coniff Singers Frosty the Snowman,” then play the video. Ray Coniff was quite creative in his arrangements of not only secular carols but religious Christmas Carols. Know that Christmas isn’t about “Black Friday” with parents going into hock the rest of the year for all the Christmas presents they bought their kids — even though the kids still love playing with the boxes once the gifts are unwrapped. Christmas isn’t even about elves, reindeer, a little red sleigh, a bag of toys, or Santa Claus coming down the chimney. It isn’t about the Christmas lights decorating our houses so Santa can find our homes. We decorate houses, churches, and businesses with the lights
Grace Lutheran Church in Dawson with Rev. Kendall Stelter officiating and interment was at Grace Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation was held Sunday, November 25, at Hanson and Dahl Funeral Home. Jesse John Tollakson was born January 25, 1983 at Dawson, Minn. He was the son of David Tollakson and Tamara Erickson. He was baptized and confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church and graduated from Dawson - Boyd High School in 2001. He enlisted in the Minnesota Army National Guard and was called into active duty and served with the 221st Calvary in Afghanistan. He returned in February of 2010. He was united in marriage with Lynette Gross on June 24, 2006, in Rapid City, S.D. Jesse enjoyed truck driving, towing, farming, working out, riding motorcycle, playing cards and working the veteran’s booth at the fair. Family was always very important to him.
He is survived by his wife, Lynette; two sons: Chandler and Chastin; his mother, Tamara Erickson of Hampton Bays, N.Y.; his father, David Tollakson of Dawson, Minn.; his grandmother, Agnes Erickson of Dawson, Minn.; his grandparents, Orville and Alice Tollakson of Dawson, Minn.; his parents-in-law, LeRoy and Carol Gross of Murdo, S.D.; brother-in-law, LeRoy (Kristy) Gross III; sister-in-law, Lori (John) Oerlline; aunts and uncles: Judy (Alan) Larson, Scott Erickson, Susan Kuchera, Robert (Pam) Beck, Larry Tollakson, Tony (Terri) Tollakson, Janet Tollakson, Sue (Carol) Benike, Keith (Julie) Weigandt, Larry (Dorothy) Wiegandt, Karen (Bruce) Royer, and Kevin Weigandt; and numerous cousins. Preceding him in death were his grandfather, Lester Erickson; uncles: Steven Erickson and John Tollakson; and cousins: Jonathon Erickson and Travis Boerboom.
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Two Minutes With the Bible
What Grace Is by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam
Never let the devil deceive you into supposing that God planned sin as “a gracious means to a glorious end,” for then salvation from sin would be simple justice, not grace. No, you cannot legitimately charge God with your sin. It is to the guilty, the undeserving, far and wide, that God offers “the forgiveness of sins according to the riches of His grace” (Eph. 1:7). There are two significant phrases in Eph. 2 which shed clear light upon the character, the nature, of grace. They are found in Verses 2 and 3, which speak of the unsaved as “children [Gr., huiois, full-grown sons] of disobedience” and “children [Gr., tekna, born ones] of wrath.” Meditate for a moment on these phrases: “Children of disobedience” and “children of wrath.”It is against this dark, black background of deserved wrath, that we read further: “BUT GOD, who is RICH IN MERCY, for His GREAT LOVE wherewith He loved us, “Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us [given us life] together with Christ (BY GRACE ARE YE SAVED), “And hath raised us up together and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: “That in the ages to come He might show THE EXCEEDING RICHES OF HIS GRACE IN HIS KINDNESS TOWARD US THROUGH CHRIST JESUS” (Eph. 2:4-7). Somehow it takes a load off one’s heart and mind to come to the end of his rope, as it were, and admit that he is a sinner, deserving God’s wrath. How sweet to the ears of such is the wonderful message of redemption by grace, through the finished work of Christ at Calvary. We were all the “children [fullgrown sons] of disobedience”: and therefore “by nature the children [born ones] of wrath”: “But God!” When hope seemed gone, He intervened and now offers salvation to all by grace, through faith. “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved” (Acts 16:31).
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Flying through her senior year, Venard prepares for future, enlists in the US Air Force
By Nicki Kell How well do you know Paige Venard? Paige Venard, a senior at Jones County and daughter of Ed and Deb Venard, has one sister, Courtney, and three younger brothers, Connor, Austin, and Reed. She has participated in volleyball, basketball, track, jazz choir, two years of basketball cheerleading, shooting sports, 4-H and Messiah Lutheran YBC Youth Group. Basketball is Paige’s favorite sport, along with other favorites the color green, pizza and the movies Bolt and Rugrats The Movie. Venard’s favorite song is “Merry Go ‘Round” by Kacey Musgraves and her favorite TV show is Pretty Little Liars or Friends. You can see Paige reading all of the Nicholas Sparks books or the Pretty Little Liar Series and wearing Fox clothing. Venard loves riding her dirt bike, prairie dog hunting, shooting her guns and babysitting in her spare time. Christmas is Venard’s favorite holiday because “the whole family is home and together happily.” Ashley Fiolek, the fastest woman motocross racer who is also deaf, would be Paige’s famous person of choice to meet because “she overcame her disability to excel in what she loves.” Venard admires her mom because she has taught her countless valuable life lessons, is extremely caring and works hard to achieve her goals. If she had to choose what is least important to her out of money, power, or fame, she said, “All three are least important to my life because I’d rather be happy and living my life than rich or famous.” Her biggest fear is failure because she doesn’t want to live her life doing nothing valuable, and feet because “they just gross me out.” What makes Paige angry, you might wonder? Paige gets upset when people don’t listen and are immature. She regrets not working to her potential her freshmen year which affected her not getting into NHS her sophomore year. Venard values her family the most because “they have always been here for me and they are a huge part of my life.” If she could be anything she wanted, she would be a happy person living the dream life of a professional dirt bike racer and a professional .22 CMP shooter. Given three wishes, Paige would wish to be happy forever, to cure all cancers and terminally life threatening diseases, and to end all violence, world hunger, and poverty. Her biggest lesson that she has learned from Dr. Heath Weber from the Ambassadors of Excellence Program, is to “be yourself, do what you love, and don’t let anybody stand in your way. People will judge you, but just stay true to yourself. Live your heart out so you live with no regrets.” Once Venard graduates she will miss being with her friends every day, living with her parents, and her cat Snickers, but she would advise underclassmen to “have fun in high school, enjoy it, it goes by extremely fast! But work hard and
November 29, 2012 Issue 6 Jones County High School Murdo, SD 57559
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Staff: Becky Bryan, Janna Glaze, Nicki Kell, Ryan Kirscher, Emiley Nies, Paige Venard, Gus Volmer. Adviser: Margie Peters
Students perform under Andrea Elwess's direction
By Nicki Kell Students traveled to Kadoka to participate in the Region VII High School Vocal Festival. The students went for a day of singing and a break from school. Fewer JC students attended than in previous years because they were given the choice of participating or not. Director of the chorus Andrea Elwess was accompanied by Trisha Bork. According to Paige Venard, “The director was a genius and knew what she was doing.” The singers were rewarded with a piece of candy if they could remember the terms she taught them. A few things they learned about were the muscles that help people sing and how to use them correctly to get the best sound possible. “Stand by Me, And This Shall Be For Music, Homeward Bound” by Marta Keen, “The Rhythm of Life, Dreams of Thee” and “Sing For Peace” composed by Jim Papoulis and Francisco J. Nunez, were sung at the concert. Skylar Green’s favorite song was “Sing For Peace” because “We added drums to it, and it was just a fun song.” The performance later that night was well done and was enjoyable for the students and the audience.
Swabbing around school proves eye opening
By Becky Bryan Advanced biology students entered a new phase of biology— scouting out spots to find bacteria and then growing the bacteria in petri dishes. This activity proves that Mom was right... "Wash your hands with soap and warm water!" Students ventured into common areas of the school, tech room and auditorium swabbing and betting each other about places they think they will find bacteria samples to grow. After only a couple of days, the class began to see the magic happen—bacteria in multiple forms began to appear in the petri dishes. Each bacteria assumed the pattern of growth for its particular type. Most of the class agree that the grossest place is the shower drain from the old boys’ locker room. Other points of interest included the top of the hand sanitizer bottles, water fountains, locker doors, piano keys, calculators, vending machine buttons and a student’s cap which produced black mold. Senior Janna Glaze said, “I can’t believe how dirty objects around our school are. It makes me want to scrub the whole school.” Of course, students also know that no matter where they
be involved!” Sporting events, dances, her classmate’s humor and the invitational tournament activities are some of Paige’s best memories of high school. When considering her biggest achievement, she says enlisting in the United States Air Force because she wants to graduate knowing her high school career is over and that she is mentally ready for the next step in her life. The best part about being a senior to Paige is “feeling pride in knowing how far I’ve come as a student and person. I’m ready to unfold a new chapter of my life and to become my true self.” Venard’s plans after high school include going into the Air Force and becoming a medic or a child care worker. In ten years she sees herself living happily on an Air Force base in Elmendorf, Alaska or Germany with children and a husband.
go to take swabs, they would find those good and not-so-good bacteria growing. We have to have certain bacteria to survive so they aren’t all horrible and despicable.
All together now… Members of the Music Festival perform
First time voters impressed with new voting privilege
by Emiley Nies As another sign of reaching maturity, on Tuesday, November 6 government teacher JayTee Sealey took the seniors and went to the Murdo Auditorium to vote for the first time, but only a few were able to participate because of their ages. Wyatt Hespe, Paige Venard, Kyle Manke and Emiley Nies were old enough to vote. Wyatt Hespe said, “I didn’t think my vote even mattered, because Romney won the popular vote, but the electoral
at the 7 p.m. concert in Kadoka after a day of practice.
vote said otherwise.” The Tuesday before voting, Paige Venard brought a sample ballot from the court house, so the class could see the layout of a ballot. Venard volunteered to get the ballot because Mr. Sealey told her that she could have ten extra bonus points. After the students read over the referendum laws they had a better idea of what they were voting on. The new voters said that they felt good about sharing in one of the privileges of living in a free country.
First time check in… Senior Emiley Nies learns that a voter
Thanksgiving means dreams of food, family, travel
By Ryan Kirscher Lots of people are looking forward to seeing their friends and spending time with their family on Thanksgiving along with eating lots of food. To celebrate Thanksgiving teacher Jody Gittings usually goes to his parents’ house. His favorite things include pumpkin pie with whipped cream and seeing his family. Cody Manke loves to go to his dad’s house to eat pumpkin pie with cool whip and see his relatives. Jessie Harrison likes to spend Thanksgiving at her house enjoying mashed potatoes and gravy and being with her family. Counselor Andrea Diehm enjoys going either to Presho to spend time with her husband’s side of the family or to Nebraska and spend time with hers. Her favorite holiday dish is sweet potato casserole. Teacher JayTee Sealey likes to either stay home with family or travel to his parents’ house for turkey and dressing. His favorite part about Thanksgiving is spending time with his family. Katy Manke helps at the annual Thanksgiving feast in the school lunch room serving food and cleaning up. She sometimes goes to her grandma’s house so she can spend time with both sides of her family. Her favorite foods are her Aunt Earlene’s ham, corn, and mashed potatoes with gravy. She also likes
must vote where they live--for her, in Draper. Donna Eckert and Elaine Roghair check their registration lists.
spending time with her family and getting to see her relatives that live far away. Carole Benda usually stays home for the festival enjoying her favorite stuffing and seeing her cousins. Kaylen Larsen goes many different places, sometimes to her house, her dad’s, or her other relative’s houses. She loves to have pumpkin pie and enjoys all the good food. Skyler Miller goes to his family’s cabin out in the Black Hills where he eats turkey along with his grandma’s grape jelly salad. Being around family that he doesn’t usually see is his favorite part. Teacher Katie Venard and her family enjoy going to her parents’ house and hanging up Christmas lights. This year she is going to her grandma’s new house in Rapid City. She loves everything about Thanksgiving especially hanging up Christmas lights with her dad and sisters. She said, “We all put our vests on to do it like the Griswalds do in the movie.” I, Ryan, usually either stay home or go to my uncle’s, but this year my mom and I are going to my brother’s house in Huron. My favorite foods are stuffing, turkey and ham, and mashed potatoes with gravy. My favorite part about Thanksgiving is getting to see my brother and the food.
By Paige Venard With volleyball and football, the time left for learning a play was limited. The cast of twenty-two students pulled off the comedy “A Bad Hair Day” by R. Eugene Jackson. The play was set outside Jones County High where many students’ lives were interrupted. Hilda Von Dandruff (Becky Bryan) and her three sidekicks Franz (Madison Mathews), Fritz (Philip Mathews) and Shultz (Kyle Manke) gave the students a sample of her “tingly bubbly new hair shampoo and conditioner” which actually made the hair fall out. Mattie (Paige Venard), Belma (Carol Drayer), Pearson (Travis Grablander), and Stinky (Kalli Hespe) were the only four students who didn’t fall into the trap and lose their hair. The students frantically ran around looking for ways to buy the hair restorer for $2,000: they planned to rob a bank until Mattie, a chemistry whiz, used her solution analyzer to find out what was in the restorer. They found out that it was basically mud. The students started to rage and wanted revenge on Dandruff and her three lackeys. In the second act Detective Clanahanan (Josh Daum) and Detective Hulahan (Skyler Miller) were called to the scene to investigate and see if they could lock up Dandruff and her lackeys for fraud. Dandruff tried to lock up the students and used Mattie as a
Last play for duo-directors Esmay, Venard gets laughs with broad humor
Makayla Fuchs, Stephanie Timmerman and Jackson Volmer check the petri dishes which contain growing bacteria from around the school.
Interesting discovery… With glove protection, juniors
they threaten to use her potion to remove her hair. demonstration to show what would happen if they used the shampoo, but they got away when the raging students came back for the restorer. The detectives convinced Pearson, Belma and Stink to help catch the frauds in the act. Mattie used her analyzer to prove that the solution was a clever concoction of Nair, and the restorer was only mud, which gave them enough proof to put the bad guys behind bars. As the play ended, Dandruff
Hairy justice… Cast members get ready to give Becky Bryan a taste of her own medicine when
was put behind bars after students used her concoction to make her bald so they could prove what her solutions really did to people. Second Grader Jayden Jensen said her favorite part of the play was when Shultz was crying because his dog wasn’t fluffy any more. “My favorite character was Stinky, because he used Raid as deodorant and tooth paste for shampoo,” said Fourth Grader Ty Fuoss. Dylan Iwan said he can’t wait until he can be in the play because he loves performing. Sophomore Madison Mathews who played Franz loved all the hair and make-up for the play, and her favorite part was when Clark (Wyatt Walker) felt Flora’s (Nicki Kell) hair and it fell out. This will be the last play directed by Lorrie Esmay and Deb Venard with new directors Katie Venard and Beth Van Dam taking over the project.
Bad hair bunch… Philip Mathews, Madison Mathews, Kyle Wild hair lunch… Carol Drayer, Paige Venard and Kalli Manke and Becky Bryan make dastardly plots to dehair the
Hespe share a picnic table as the play begins. whole school so they can sell their expensive hair restorer.
Murdo Coyote Lookin’ Around
Motion catches the eye. Which of us hasn’t been trailing cattle across the prairie only to have your attention drawn to a coyote streaking away to safer quarters? Maybe instead it was a deer or rabbit bouncing away or a grouse flying up right in front of you. Even if you’ve never trailed cattle or been on a horse, the same principle applies to just taking a walk or driving down the road. If something moves, you tend to see it. What’s more, once you’ve noticed something in motion, you might continue to gaze at it if it’s interesting. Lots of times I’ve paused to look at deer leaping over fences. They’re quite graceful and enjoyable to watch. Rabbits playing in the yard are similar. They often race around playing tag, or they might jump straight up into the air as if scared to death which they aren’t. They’re just having fun. A horse running full tilt is pleasing to see as well—strength and grace all at the same time. Little calves gamboling about in the springtime are nifty too. People are often fun to observe, and sometimes I have trouble not staring. That is supposedly impolite. Have you even noticed that young men tend to strut a bit, especially those of the cowboy persuasion? Dress a young fellow in cowboy boots, spurs, jeans, cowboy shirt and hat, and they’re apt to strut. Other times they saunter and act really cool. Noticing either can bring a smile to my face.
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in your face. You usually just want to shout, “Stop that!” If they don’t, you may be somewhat prone to grabbing a swatter or newspaper and making them quit. Some people enjoy seeing objects travel at high speeds such as you might find at the NASCAR races. It doesn’t do much for me, either when seeing it or doing it. It’s fine with airplanes since they need a certain amount of forward movement to keep themselves from dropping out of the sky. Vehicles don’t have that rationale. I recall a few years ago when I drove 95 MPH for about 15 miles on the freeway trying to keep up with an ambulance containing my son and wife. Going that fast made me decidedly nervous. I wasn’t used to it. After a bit I decided I’d rather get to the hospital safely than not at all and slowed down to more manageable levels. Since then, I’ve been fairly content with the 75 MPH freeway speed limit with occasional downhill bursts to 78. Anyway, to get the full effect of my hypothesis that motion attracts the eye, you probably should go outside now and sit on the porch or deck for a bit. I’d bet you will mostly look at things that are moving such as birds in the air, vehicles driving close by or in the distance, floating clouds, grass rippling in the breeze, people and critters moving about, and the like. Sometimes it’s fun to just sit and watch the world go by. Give it a try. You might like it. 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. VOTING FOR COUNTY COMMITTEE ELECTIONS WRAPS UP DECEMBER 3 The 2012 Farm Service Agency
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Proper disposal of deer carcass important part of hunt
Deer hunters have enjoyed mild weather and beautiful scenery this fall, but successful hunts also bring a responsibility to care for the landscape. “Mission accomplished, your deer is dressed and ready for transportation, but there is still cleanup to take care of,” said Emmett Keyser, assistant director for the Game, Fish and Parks Division of Wildlife. “Now you have a large gut pile, and if you process the deer yourself, you’ll have legs, hide, bones and other leftovers to discard. How do you handle those remains?” Keyser said the answer begins with respect for the land and landowners. “Hunters hunting on private land should never assume they are OK to leave offal and other remains from big game in the field. Discuss it with the landowner before starting your hunt. He may be comfortable with scavengers cleaning up the gut pile, but then again he may ask that you leave no trace of your hunt behind,” Keyser said. Never leave cleanings from a
big game hunt where people can see them. While it is permissible to fielddress deer on public hunting areas and leave cleanings, leaving deer carcasses near boat ramps, along roads or dumping them at public hunting areas is not only unethical but illegal. “Legally, you cannot dump the carcass along the side of a roadway, near a boat ramp, in a creek or on public property,” Keyser said. “This is criminal littering, and you can be cited for it. Sometimes, people think it is OK to dump the carcass because it is an animal, but it is considered littering.” Dumping deer carcasses in that manner also reflects poorly on hunters. If you live in town and need to dispose of your deer carcass, you do have options. Many communities allow disposal at landfills. Check with your local landfill to see if it is allowed, and if it is, how best to bag the remains for disposal. Another option for hunters is to have big game processed through a wildlife processing facility.
Then you have the graceful people. They move as if doing some kind of slow dance. Women are a bit better at this than men, but some men have an easy grace as well. I remember noticing a young fellow shinny up a tall auger one day. He did it quickly and effortlessly. I just stared in appreciation at the strength and agility that allowed him to do it. How about watching kids on a playground? They’re apt to be running, jumping, chasing each other, screaming, laughing and having such a grand time. It helps one to remember that it’s okay to have fun from time to time. Sometimes we forget how to do that and need a reminder. This is not to say that all motion is attractive. Take slithering, for example. Unless you are a major fan of snakes, you might not care for slithering. Snakes tend to creep me out so noticing their movement does nothing for me except to send me running for a hoe to behead them and stop them from moving ever again. My moves in killing snakes might not be that great to examine either since they are apt to be hard and fast and perhaps with just a touch of loathing or maybe a dram or two of panic. Crab-like locomotion is somewhat disturbing too. Why can’t those that use it walk straight like everyone else? Fluttering, of course, can occasionally get on your nerves such as when millers circle repeatedly around a light or
• David Klingberg •
County Committee elections started Nov. 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. 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. Jones County was not declared a disaster by the US Secretary of Agriculture for 2011. To be eligible for the SURE Program, your whole operation (all crops and all farms) needs to have suffered a 50 percent loss.
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W re for more some ways to encourage programs 142,366 utu Amendment O ent through Briefs in the f 309 ty improvem No rding the trainDakota. 215,602 information rega (Cement Plant) such as Paint South Mark included: Yes 333 ing. Speakers 118,141 n interest or Director for Amendment P Anyone with a 248 Lauseng, Executive No estions that the Housing Devel151,466 anyone with qu (Budget) the South Dakota Roger Jacobs, could answer ; Yes 171 ambulance crew and leave a 198,531 opment Authority left, passes out Measure 15 all for Housing 425 are asked to c call No Field Office Director ent (HUD); tion… Mark Lauseng, ) 139,719 669-3125 or to (Tax increase Providing informa questions from Ray Erikson. message at and Urban Developm Barnes at 530-7553. Yes 163 answers , Executive DirecPhotos by Karlee Tammy Van Dam 190,074 brochures and Greg Henderson Ref. Law 14 and Development 420 No tor for Planning of this 114,560 Dinner Knutson, taken advantage Thanksgiving d Jay Keever (Project fund) District III; Marlene Oppor- trict has Yes 150 for Central 235,006 Joe Connot an The need for a Housing with so far. Executive Director Ref. Law 16 a brochure ent Dishe annual comoutlined 448 No According to will be hosting t tunity Fund was One in seven South Dakota Enhancem Dakota Loan Spesgiving Dinner (Teacher bonus) by the South nt munity Thank supporting facts. trict; Paula Corcoran, the designed will be Preside ent Authority, The meal fall below Development; 144,997 again this year. Housing Developm r South Dakotans cialist from Rural Housing Cols House is rsday, Novembe price of a Governor’ the price at noon on Thu poverty rate. 2,371 Bill Hanson, Rural McCracken, than many the sc ho ol lu nc h h Obama includes Joy 22 , i n t he hi g Also, rents are more $35,500, which laborative; and tion to the can afford. y wishing to 210,560 Dakota Home room. Anybod something to Goode of the house, transporta South Dakotans NeighborWorks Land Trust. placement on the fact sheet, the y bring attend ma 5,795 buyer’s lot and According to the For Resources and Dakota Romney Market Rent just bring their well attended or basement. share, or may average HUD Fair apartment in foundation The meeting was contractors two or less indiom Johnson appetite! households with income cannot for a two-bedro by business people, as $556 per month. U.S. Representative the community, combined 153,743 South Dakota is and members of g the need viduals, $42,280, and for housefrom surroundAl-Anon on meetings call Other facts supportin well as residents 207,594 rental hous- exceed or more individuAn approximate Matt Varilek Fo r Al–An holds with three for the fund include: ing communities. e and place. income cannot tight, as eviwas reported. 669-2596 for tim als, combined ing markets are Kristi Noem attendance of 50 ssioner vacancy rates; “The credit for exceed $48,320. denced by low Lauseng said, Public Utilities Commi 140,413 s time was exceeds assisto Jewell (Bork), A question and answer asked, if Open AA meeting. at the demand for housing is a shortage this meeting goes Geisler :00 p.m there 187,340 and Dave Thursdays 8 Matt McGovern tance available; what a great turnout!” meeting by affordable opened Call 530-0371 bought a Goverthe East Commons. in funding to develop underuti- the school district they sell it to a 19,686 Lauseng started programs Kristie Fiegen are could or 280-7642. housing; vouchers Dakotans are nor’s House, presenting housing responded that the South Dakota Russell Clarke ssioner lized; some South safe housing; teacher. Knutson could, with peroffered through ent Authority. and Public Utilities Commi Blood Drive Blood Services 111,419 the school district lacking decent Housing Developm are struggling to mission from the South Dakota the First-Time The United n South Dakotans He spoke about 226,532 blood drive Frithe Commuover their head. District. Henderso Nick Nemec will be hosting a 6 from 9:00 maintain a roof Homebuyer Program, ent Program of these Housing to attendees that a mod1 day, November An in-depth review nity Home Improvem Investment Chris Nelson Program is through the explained at the Jones Governor’s House State Senator a.m.-2:30 p.m. facts can be requested (CHIP). the HOME 4,405 the ed. healthcare Develop- ified and nce Sh Housing County Ambula available for schools, facilities. South Dakota Partnerships Program Program, as 3,909 providers and medical ment Authority. Larry Lucas Governor ’s House of a housing RC&D asked about the Planning Terry Van Dam South Central C&D will be Henderson from District III well as the possibility on comparables. Kent Juhnke ent South Central R November requirements and Developm needs study. les, or State Representative 2,078 are all availa meeting on of Prairieland Housing Currently, the comparab holding y spoke next These programs PHD is a p.m. at the Melin the communit who meet cerne 15, 2012 at 1:30 2,981 Development (PHD). ion whose lack thereof, able to applicants Maynard Konech useum /Lib ra ry to obtain a loan. set by each prol et te Coun ty M non-profit organizat the devel- make it difficult tain qualifications programs are on Main Street support answered the question, er James Schaefer Building located main goal is to gram. All of the this question housing in Lauseng S.D. The public safe, affordJones County Treasur 267 in White River, stating that he hears now, he has opment of affordable designed to provide ties to lowtend. information can e, and right is welcome to at the region. More able housing opportuni 350 ictiii.org. everywher for the problem. moderate income Beth Feddersen be found at www.distr to no answer income or low to picked back up helpful insights The discussion Henderson gave applicants. Debra Byrd Corcoran from learn to mann can be found by Karlee Barnes after a break with She spoke of the crowd including: More informatio ent. and don’t over on the South South Dakota age expectations also cautioned Rural Developm Funding and SinAccording to the about each program Development He State website, Direct Program reach housing. Secretary of Dakota Housing Ownership www.sdhda. aware of their County reported gle Family Home developers to be sdsos.gov, Jones Authority’s website, get commitment Guaranteed Loans (section 504). voter turnout, 1.800.540.4241. market, and to an 82.93 percent org or by calling project. a low income grant Housing and enough to be the before starting any the Central Section 504 is Jacobs, from very which was good ent (HUD) was turnout in South program that helps Knutson from highest voter Urban Developm told attendees ent Dis- and loan homeowners remove South Dakota Enhancem detail low income Dakota. next to speak, and hazards, or offered has three to greater health and safety trict went in Jones County about the programs about the s House Proone, Okaton, homeowners repair talked about the Governor’been a lot of helps such precincts, number through HUD. He through HUD, number and their homes. gram. “There have number three, Murdo, programs funded at Centerville, found program in the be can Hanson is from changes with this five, Draper. which a half years,” said S.D. and explained what his small and Murdo and addressed last one and one Both Okaton the www.hud.gov, ity Fund. the Murdo Audiy did to overcomeThey Knutson. precincts voted in Housing Opportun with new to the communit issues they faced. the Draper precinct to a fact sheet specific feature One housing According torium, while school districts Town Hall. the South Dakoa community assessprogram is that voted in the Draperturnouts are as data compiled by Governor ’s performed ent Authori, finding that houscan now purchase . They can ment in 2004 Specific precinct ta Housing Developm issue. ity Fund 82.95 percent; Homes for employees nt method ing was the biggest follows: Okaton, ty, a Housing Opportun with revthe panel fund percent; Draper, McCracken concluded Neighboruse this as a recruitme Murdo, 80.30 will be a new stateenable commuQualifications behalf of to Jones County has for new teachers. must own the and spoke on 85.96 percent. enue dedicated Home Resources to create and voters, which include: the school school proper- Works Dakota Trust. Neighbornities all over S.D. to hardcheck 750 registered registered voters on affordable and Dakota Land house and put it and Jackie Fosheim promeans that 622 preserve homes either at the to have a popula- Works is a non-profit housing veterans, per… Tim Hochhalter ty; the town has working families, s, seniors and Check in here! they enter the auditorium to vote. Barnes submitted a ballot, absentee balor less; and, it to help applicants an gram developed list as tion of 2,500 people in a polls, or through sons with disabilitie Photos by Karlee voters off the a rural school dis- purchase, maintain and stay that S.D. is one has to be used in lot. others. Jacobs said currently has few. No school dis- home. The target market is WestCounty elected that trict, to name a Locally, Jones of three states More informafund. to the Jones County ern South Dakota. at www.neighno housing trust highest state turnout Debra Byrdposition. tion can be found County voters for Treasurer ’s GREAT job Jones borworksdhr.org. the panel if Denny Moore asked available there were any programs families and for middle income said, “Not individuals. Lauseng programs for first really. There are The First Time time home buyers.” income Homebuyer Program County is Jones requirement for a family of two for $60,400 or less of purchase limit or less, with a
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other advances, certainly not to the scale that it did in the 30’s. In localized areas, however, wind erosion can be severe, lower soil productivity and increase the costs of producing crops. Wind erosion physically removes the most fertile part of the soil (organic matter, clay, and silt). Blowing soil can reduce seedling survival and growth, depress crop yields, and increase the susceptibility of plants to certain types of stress, including diseases. Wind erosion also adversely affects people not directly connected to the land, by polluting the air, filling road ditches, deteriorating water quality, causing automobile accidents, and many other problems. Although the 2012 drought has left few options available to farmers with little or no residue on crop fields, over the long term, there are three main practices that have been identified to reduce wind erosion. Reduce the wind velocity at the soil surface. Wind speed as low as 6 mph one foot above the soil surface can start the movement of soil particles with highly erodible field conditions (smooth, bare, loose, dry and finely granulated particles). Wind speed increasing from 20 mph to 30 mph triples the rate of erosion. Wind velocity at the soil surface can be reduced with windbreaks, crop residue, cover crops, surface roughness and strip cropping. Maintaining crop residue on the soil surface and/or ridging or roughing the soil surface will trap Seeing local crop fields that suffered from wind erosion during the high winds in late-October seems mild compared to the dust bowl days of the dirty thirties, recently portrayed in the PBS documentary, “The Dust Bowl.” If you missed the documentary, premiered November 18 and 19, 2012 on PBS, you can download it from iTunes, and/or read about, view pictures and video clips on the PBS website: http://www.pbs. org/kenburns/dustbowl/. The question was raised in the documentary, and occasionally in discussions, could it happen again? The general feeling is, thanks to conservation practices that have been applied, the advent of no-till farming practices, and Reducing Wind Erosion
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lem. Specifically, she was active in an exercise class twice a week and had no problems with incontinence there. She did “leak a little”. With all of the above information, she had a return visit and the following plan was outlined: 1. She was avoiding drinking fluids so she wouldn’t have to urinate so often. Thus her urine was unusually concentrated. She was instructed to drink more fluids to dilute out her urine, Concentrated urine is a bladder irritant by itself and can cause the urge incontinence. 2. She described being a “strong coffee” drinker. She was instructed that the caffeine in coffee and other carbonated beverages can act as a bladder irritant by itself. Cutting down on coffee maybe a fair trade to avoid the urge incontinence. 3. Excessive weight has so many bad things about it that a list would take a book by itself. Urge incontinence is improved by weight reduction. Excessive weight is such a universal problem that it seemed an unlikely place to focus effort. 4. Most people don’t think about urinating on a schedule but this is one of the steps that was suggested to her. An average individual urinates approximately a quart and a half of urine per day. This is achieved through an average of six to eight trips to the bathroom per day. It was recommended to her that she practice urinating every two hours whether she needed to or not. Most importantly urinate before leaving home for shopping or other activities. Lastly do not pass up bathrooms along the way when out and about. Find and use a bathroom before leaving for home. 5. It was recommended that she try the above steps first. She was told there did not appear to be anatomical abnormality that required surgery. But she was told that there is a medication that can be tried if the above 4 steps are unsuccessful. There is a family of medications that will “tighten up” the bladder opening so that the person has more control. These medications also relax the bladder so it does
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moving soil particles and reduce erosion. The smallest soil particles can be lifted from the soil surface, suspended, and carried many miles before falling. Larger particles can be dislodged and moved across the soil surface in a bouncing or jumping manner, often dislodging other particles from the surface, causing a cumulative effect. Finally, increasing the size of soil aggregates requires a stronger wind to move soil and cause soil erosion. The size of soil aggregates can be increased by using crop rotations that include grasses and legumes, growing high-residue crops and returning the residue to the soil, or leaving it on the soil surface, applying manure, and reducing or eliminating tillage. If wind erosion is occurring, and/or conditions are such that the occurrence seems inevitable, emergency tillage can bring large, stable clods to the soil surface if soil moisture and texture allow it. Online resources containing more information include: SDSU ExEx 1004, “Wind And Emergency Erosion Control”: http://pubstorage.sdstate.edu/AgBio_Publications/articles/ExEx1004.pdf, and University of Nebraska, G1537, “Wind Erosion and Its Control”: http://www.ianrpubs.unl.edu/epub lic/pages/publicationD.jsp?publicationId=130. 12/11/2012 – Soil Health Info DayDavison County Extension Complex, Mitchell, SD Calendar
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South Dakota Grassland Coalition, and with South Central RC&D and Badlands/South Central Enterprise Facilitation, will be sponsoring Kathy Voth in Murdo on Tuesday, December 4. Her presentation will be from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Senior Citizen’s Center in Murdo. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP to Jewell Bork at 669-2222 for meal preparation purposes. Kathy Voth has a passion for helping communities, farmers, ranchers and land managers find avenues to be profitable and sustainable in their environment. In 2004, she founded Livestock for Landscapes. For more than a decade, Kathy has researched and worked with livestock as a land management tool. She has successfully trained cattle to eat weeds as part of an overall grazing program for numerous projects. Kathy believes that animals are a good solution for weed management, so she decided that if cattle ranchers weren’t interested in goats or sheep, she’d figure out how to turn their cattle into weed managers. Using discoveries made
Kathy Voth trains cows to eat weeds; Road Show to be held in Murdo December 4
by researchers at Utah State University, and decades of animal behavior studies, she put together a very logical set of steps for teaching cows to eat weeds. During Kathy’s presentations, she’ll share her knowledge and provide tips to help producers make landscape managers out of their livestock. Kathy takes her audience through the behavior science behind the training process and the training steps themselves as well as what we know about using our new tool (effectiveness, animal health and productivity, economics, etc.). The presentation includes lots of video of animals at work, interviews with ranchers whose animals have learned to eat weeds, and answers all the questions asked about the process over the last seven years. Kathy has worked on projects in California, Colorado, Oregon and Montana, and will soon be headed to Vermont. Jan Kluver from Ranch Resources in Sheridan, Mont., said of the method, “It’s so easy and it doesn’t take that much time out of your day. I don’t know why more
The lady was in her early 40’s and came to the clinic for a periodic review of her thyroid medication. That was easily dealt with and then she mentioned that she had an additional problem she was almost too embarrassed to talk about. It seemed that she was having increasing problems with urinary leakage. She described an event where she was at the front door of the house trying to unlock the door. She had already waited too long with a full bladder while shopping. Now at the front door fumbling with the lock, she simply lost control completely and wet herself. She said that she was so relived that there was no on else around. On further discussion, it seemed as though she had similar problems developing over the past year or so. She described being chided by her daughters because after supper while rinsing dishes in the sink, she would suddenly have to go to the bathroom. Her daughters were saying that she was trying to dodge dish duty. She was not having nighttime wetting and there was not a constant slow leak. She wondered what she could do to relieve the increasing anxiety that was coming from this urge incontinence. She was starting to avoid social situations because of the potential embarrassment. Step one was to ensure that there was nothing more than “urge incontinence”. She was a mother of two. Both deliveries had been cesarean section. Her bowel habit was maintained normally. A urinalysis was done and was normal without evidence of infection. She was still having normal menstrual cycles and sexually activity was comfortable. There were no other neurologic symptoms. An x-ray of her lower abdomen did not indicate the presence of a stone in her bladder. Blood tests did not indicate the presence of kidney abnormalities. With all of the above information she was instructed that she had “urge incontinence” which is not necessarily indicative of a surgical prob-
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not spasm when the urge to urinate occurs. She indicated she would like to have the prescription available to try if she wanted to and that was provided. She had a follow-up visit about a month later. At that time she volunteered that she liked her coffee and just didn’t want to give it up. She said that she was a very busy individual, supervising an office. She said that she just didn’t have time during the day to remember to urinate on schedule and that wasn’t working. Drinking more fluids to have to urinate more often was just not acceptable to her. So she tried the pill and that seems to have solved the problem. She indicated that she tried the nonpharmacologic methods for about a week and while she had no accidents, she “didn’t want to think about all that”. But when she started the pill about three weeks ago, the problem of urge incontinence was solved. She wanted to continue that. I inquired about side effects and she volunteered that her mouth was slightly dry but she could deal with that part through coffee and Coca Cola. Fortunately, she had no major constipation problems as can sometimes occur with the pills used for incontinence. If that should occur, the use of a laxative such as Senokot S can usually solve the constipation problem. It does bruise a healthcare professionals pride to prescribe a pill to treat a side effect of another pill but sometimes that is a solution patients choose. The healthcare professionals at your local clinic are aware of the urinary incontinence problems and all of the various causes that may lead to such. Urge incontinence is the most common. Stress incontinence is the second most common. With stress incontinence, the person leaks a little when they laugh or strain as in exercise. This is a separate consideration and sometimes requires surgery. Less frequently, more serious problems such as Parkinson’s disease, a stroke, or multiple sclerosis are much more difficult problems in dealing with urinary incontinence and may require specialty care.
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people aren’t doing it.” Some of the weeds cows have been trained to eat include: Thistles, such as Canada, Musk, Italian, Russian, Distaff, Bull, Sow, Milk and Stotch; knapweeds; and others, such as mustards, blackberry, cactus, Canada goldenrod, poison oak, poison ivy, purple starthistle, ragweed, sunflower, wormwood, sagewort and yucca. Some of the benefits of weedeating cows are as follows: Weeds provide great nutrition. Most weeds are the equivalent of alfalfa or better. So weed-eating cattle gain weight at or above expected rates and breed back normally. Once cows are weed eaters, you aren’t limited to traditional forages. Kathy Voth will give her presention at theses different locations: on Monday, December 3 at Woolley's Western Grill in Hot Springs, Wednesday, December 5 at the AmericaInn in Chamberlain as part of the South Dakota Grassland Coalition's Annual meeting and on Thursday, December 6 on the SDSU Campus in Brookings. For more information contact Judge Jessop at 605-280-0127.
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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. approved pending review by City employees concerning set backs. One other permit was submitted with a variance and would be reviewed later in the meeting after contacting someone for questions. The public area was opened at this time. Tim Hullinger came to council to ask about the road on the curve north of his house and whose responsibility it was to maintain that. He was concerned with the washboards and the standing of the water in the curve. He also mentioned the hill to the south of his home being in need of gravel. The city will talk to the county and figure out an agreement for that maintenance. Wayne Klima came to council to discuss what drainage repairs were going to be made in the alley behind his home. Council told Mr. Klima what they had ordered culvert to divert the above water underground. He expressed his concerns on alley height, sewer and area drainage and council assured him they would review all of these before installation. The vouchers for the month were reviewed and approved as follows on a motion by Waddell, seconded by Esmay. . GENERAL: Payroll – 2,799.77, Payroll taxes – 469.17; Retirement – 295.66; Golden West (phone) 103.49; Servall (office mats) 37.44; FNB (travel/ supply/equip) 476.85; Wellmark (health ins) 894.85; Harmon Law (legal) 580.00; Corky’s (supplies) 9.49; SDML Work Comp (premium) 4,871.00; Stamp Fulfillment (postage envelopes) 549.90. PUBLIC SAFETY: Jones County Auditor (law enforcement agreement) 1,600.00; West Central Elec. (electricity) 64.00; Farmers Union (fuel) 163.88. PUBLIC WORKS: Payroll – 2,569.19; Payroll taxes – 779.44; Retirement – 367.47; Golden West (phone) 51.75; Dept of Revenue (sales tax) 265.68; Heartland Waste (garbage) 3,621.00; Wellmark (health ins) 894.85; West Central Elec (electricity) 2,211.01; WR/LJ (water) 40.00; Farmers Union (fuel) 376.23; Moore Building (supplies) 8.79; Butler (parts) 97.38; Corky’s (supplies) 145.25; Hildebrand Steele (concrete work) 6,854.40; JD Financial (water pump) 629.49; KLJ (airport) 11,271.84; Patrick Const (alley work) 6,989.00; Pioneer Country Mart (fuel) 118.00; Runnings (coupler) 9.52; SD DOT (windsocks) 61.78; True North Steel (culvert) 5,248.46; West Coast Sales (bulbs) 67.25. PARKS & RECREATION: West Central Elec (electricity) 121.19; GoldenWest (phone) 38.82; JC PTO (PA system Aud) 2,500.00; HD Supply (golf course water) 1,657.21; Corky’s (supplies) 12.13. SPECIAL REVENUE: Brett Nix (ind park) 689.43; West Central Elec (electricity) 744.00. WATER: Payroll – 4,036.18; Payroll taxes- 957.58; Retirement – 417.17; Golden West (phone) 51.75; SD Dept of Revenue (water testing) 13.00; FNB (travel) 495.97; West Central Elec. (electricity) 683.64; WR/LJ (water/tower) 5,854.00; Farmers Union (gas) 120.88; Corkys (supplies) 10.08; Moores Building (supplies) 8.80; Pioneer Country Mart (gas) 93.30. WASTEWATER: SD One Call (locates) 29.97. The building permit/variance for Dakota Mill and Grain was reviewed at this time. A meeting was held earlier in the month concerning design and location. It was felt there may need to be a variance to the road in that area and that was uncertain how far. A motion was made by Waddell, seconded by Esmay to allow the variance for the scale to be within 5 feet of the property line. The county and city will help in the drainage and reshaping of the area for better access. Sheriff Weber was in attendance at this time. He discussed how he was working on the stray dogs and skunk problems in town. There were no further questions for him at this time and the report was approved on a motion by Waddell, seconded by Esmay. The street report was presented by Hatheway at this time. He discussed again the culvert installation in the alley. He also discussed with council the landfill inspection and remedies to the areas that needed work there. He stated he reviewed this report with the personnel at the landfill so they could better monitor the site. He found a place for possible surplus of the old dozer that and a motion was made by Esmay, seconded by Jost to surplus this item at a value under $500. Contacts or possible ads to dispose of this will be made. Hatheway further discussed the clean up of the City yard and repairs he wants to make on the old shop. It was also discussed that a car had been left in the yard over the weekend. It was determined that a designated area needed to be set and that the vehicles left there needed to be tagged or the City needed to know where they came from and who hauled them there. A motion to approve the street report was made by Waddell, seconded by Jost. Erikson gave the water report for the month. He informed council he has been gone some of the month due to knee surgery. He also reviewed some items he has been working on. Prior to surgery he repaired the curb stop at the clinic. He also discussed the sewer at the area by Dakota Mill and Grain. He discussed that if that sewer needs rerouted, who covered the cost and council felt it should be Dakota Mill and Grain. A motion to approve the report was made by Waddell, seconded by Esmay. The finance report was presented by Barnes at this time. The written report was as follows: Cash in bank – 427,389.55; MMDA’s – 149,464.45; Savings – 198.27; Change – 40.00. REVENUE: Sales tax – General total to end of October received was $351,709. The 2013 budget was set at $310,000. Special Revenue received to end of October 2013 is $43,922 and the projected budget for 2013 is $50,000. Barnes reported the City hay sold earlier sold for a total of $16,916.20 and that all liquor license are paid in full to date. Barnes reported to council that the SDRS rates for the following year would not increase. She also discussed with council the safe routes to school grant the City may be able to utilize. A motion to approve the report was made by Waddell, seconded by Jost. OLD BUSINESS: Council further discussed the housing meeting that was held the night before. They agreed to look into things further in this area and get more active in old building cleanup in town. At this time they discussed the ongoing action on the cleanup of the building on Main Street. Barnes presented a project agreement for the Recreational Park trail grant that the City received. A motion to authorize the Mayor to sign the agreement was made by Waddell, seconded by Esmay. Ordinance 2012-4 was presented and second reading was given with a motion for approval made by Esmay, seconded by Jost. ORDINANCE 2012 – 4 An Ordinance Amending the Parking Fines in Title 9, Section 95.99 Penalty NOW BE IT ORDAINED that Title 9, Section 95.99 (C), to be changed as follows: Title IX: General Regulations Nuisances § 95.99 Penalty. (C) Abandoned vehicles. Penalty for violation of §§ 95.50 and 95.51 is a fine of $10 of $100 per vehicle in violation per day until the violation is corrected. (Ord. 2038, passed 6-11-1991; Ord. 2044, passed 1-6-1992; Ord. 2119, passed 7-1-2004; Ord. 2136, passed 77-2008) First reading: September 5, 2012 Second reading: November 6, 2012 Approval: November 6, 2012 First reading was given to Ordinance 2012-5 on the directional parking for the City of Murdo. Sample ordinances on requirements for trailer homes in the city limits were discussed and will be reviewed later. NEW BUSINESS: The AIP for the Murdo Municipal Airport was reviewed and the 2013 Project Validation. A motion was made to authorize the Mayor to sign the documents for the FAA by Waddell, seconded by Jost. It was discussed that Esmay will put an estimate together for new lights in the Auditorium bathrooms to see what the approximate cost would be. Being no further business, council adjourned at 9:55 p.m. Krysti Barnes, City Finance Officer Published November 29, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $90.97.
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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 ($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. John Brunskill, County Auditor Published November 29, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $46.57.
by Senator John Thune Small business is the lifeblood of South Dakota communities. Across the state, small businesses sponsor baseball teams, support fine arts fundraisers, contribute to development projects, and make the conscious decision to keep their business in our community to help stimulate our local economies. These business owners often treat their customers and their employees like family, because in small towns, ensuring customer satisfaction is vitally important to keeping their doors open. Over the past several years, the economic climate has been difficult for many small businesses to navigate. Economic uncertainty has led to revenue and job loss, and many small businesses wonder how they will weather the economic storm. The hope for any small business during the holiday season is that members of their community will first choose to shop local for their holiday gifts. The loyalty and patronage of customers in small towns and in small businesses across the state injects money into local establishments, helping them to lower
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prices and provide a greater array of products and services. In Washington, I believe we must do more to provide certainty and support for our small businesses. Unfortunately, proposals put forward by the president and Democrat-led Senate would increase taxes on small businesses. It is estimated that under the Democrats’ plan, tax hikes would hit nearly one million businesses that employ 25 percent of the nation’s workforce. If the president and Senate Democrats are serious about growing our economy and preventing our country from heading over the fiscal cliff, they should provide certainty to small businesses by extending the current tax rates for all Americans. Congress has a lot of work to do over the next month to ensure that we protect small businesses and get our fiscal house in order. I will continue to work across the aisle to protect our job creators and cut spending. As the holiday season continues, don’t limit your small business patronage to Small Business Saturday. Support your friends; support your community; support small businesses by shopping locally this holiday season.
Unofficial Record of Proceedings of the Murdo City Council
Regular Meeting November 6, 2012 The Murdo City council met in regular session on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Mayor Geisler called the meeting to order at 7:45 p.m. Members answering roll call were: Wayne Esmay, Matt Kinsley, Mike Jost, Arnie Waddell, and Mayor Geisler. Absent: Joe Connot and Jay Drayer. Also present Sheriff Weber, Karlee Barnes (The Murdo Coyote), Ray Erikson, Jerry Hatheway and Krysti Barnes. All motions were unanimous unless otherwise stated. The agenda for the meeting was reviewed and approved on a motion by Waddell, seconded by Jost. The minutes for the October meeting were reviewed and approved on a motion by Waddell, seconded by Esmay. Two building permits were reviewed and approved on a motion by Waddell, seconded by Esmay. One building permit was submitted by Jim Hoar for basement repairs and one from Curt Chambliss to build a shed. These permits were
Grades 4-8 girls basketball… Back row (left to right): Eva Vasquez, Haily Cook, Sloan Benedict, Katy Manke, Molly Dowling, MacKenzie Springer, Savannah Krogman, Emily Flynn, Deanna Brave, Peige Springer. Front row: (left to right) Kira Left Hand Bull, Jamilyn Addison, Madison Gyles, Haley Booth, Molly Nies, Hannah Hight, Emily Jacobs and Lilli Moore. The Lady Coyotes are coached by Bev Ball and Lenae Tucker, not pictured.
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CLASSIFIED RATE: $5.00 minimum for up to 20 words.10¢ per word after initial 20. Each name and initial must be counted as one word. CARD OF THANKS: Poems, Tributes, Etc. $5.00 minimum for up to 20 words.10¢ per word after initial 20. Each name and initial must be counted as one word. NOTE: $2.00 added charge for bookkeeping and billing on all charges. DISPLAY AD RATE: $5.00 per column inch. PUBLISHER’S NOTICE: All real estate, advertised in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, or discrimination on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, or any intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination.” This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is a violation of the law. Our readers are informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis.
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NOW IS THE chance to buy a well established & successful business in the State Capitol of S.D. The Longbranch is for SALE (serious inquires only). Call Russell Spaid 605-280-1067. ANNOUNCEMENTS CENTRAL PARK MANAGER Huron S.D. Park & Rec. Dept. See duties and applications available at www.huronsd.com. Click on “City Government,” then “City Employment.” LIVE, INC., an accredited agency supporting people with disabilities, has FT evening and supervisory positions available. Call (605) 374-3742 or e-mail resume’ to julielive@sdplains.com. EMPLOYMENT
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Center for Cultural Interchange seeks volunteer Local Coordinators for exchange students in South Dakota. Some compensation. Contact Mary Armstrong for info: 1-888-440-8750 MArmstrong@cci-exchange.ORG www.cci-exchange.ORG. ACCEPTING BIDS THROUGHOUT DECEMBER: 1992 Ford E350, 7.3 diesel ambulance (unequipped), 110,287 approximate miles. For additional information or photos, email jocoamb@goldenwest.net or leave message at 605-669-3125. Mail bids to: Jones County Ambulance, P.O. Box 305, Murdo, S.D. 57559. BIDS
SKILLED MEAT CUTTER POSITION available at West Side Meats, Mobridge, S.D. Competitive wages, good benefits, affordable housing available. For application or more information call 605-845-2271 or email grandriverbison@yahoo.com. MUST SELL: 2012 Chevrolet Suburban LT 4x4, 29,000 miles, $38,000; 2010 GMC Yukon XL 4x4, 66,000 miles, $30,500; 2000 Chevrolet Suburban 4x4, $4,500. 605-871-9996. FOR SALE
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SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST ASSISTANT: immediate opening in NW S.D., great benefits and educational cost reimbursement: contact Cris Owens, Northwest Area Schools (605)466-2206 Christine.Owens@ k12.sd.us.
DAKOTA LOG HOME Builders representing Golden Eagle Log Homes, building in eastern, central, northwestern South & North Dakota. Scott Connell, 605-5302672, Craig Connell, 605-2645650, www.goldeneagleloghomes. com. CHESAPEAKE PUPPIES: In Time For Christmas!!! Champion Bloodlines! Excellent Hunters! Great Personalities! 605-7302088. ADVERTISE IN NEWSPAPERS statewide for only $150.00. Put the South Dakota Statewide Classifieds Network to work for you today! (25 words for $150. Each additional word $5.) Call this newspaper or 800-658-3697 for details. OTR & DRIVER OPPORTUNITY NOTICES PETS
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Thank you to Dakota Mill and Grain for the turkey I won in the Great Gobbler giveaway. Brandee Hauptman Many thanks to the Murdo Coyote for the turkey I won in the Great Gobbler giveaway. It was appreciated and enjoyed! Marcie Schmidt I would like to thank all the folks back home for the cards, letters, visits and phone calls. I’ve been out of the hospital for about a month and I’ve been doing well. God bless everybody! Roger Vik
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Thank you to the Jones County Ambulance crew for their quick response when I got sick. Thank you to my friends that visited me in the hospital and for the prayers, visits, calls, food and flowers when I got home. Special thanks to Debra Willert for bringing me home and the trips to Pierre. Also special thanks to Cecelia Newsam for taking good care of my little dog. It is great to have wonderful friends. God bless you all. Dixie Warner Thank you to the Jones County Turner Youth Foundation for the wreath I won at the Christmas Fair. Barb Hockenbary
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Thank you for the phone calls and cards during my hospitalization. Your thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated. Barb Hockenbary Thank you to all my friends and family that came to my surprise birthday party and for those who helped organize it. I was totally shocked!!! Thanks also for the gifts and cards I received. Jewell Bork
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Murdo Nutrition Program Menu
December 3 Creamed Chicken over Biscuits Mixed Vegetables Cranberry Juice Peaches December 4 French Dip w/ Au Jus Scalloped Potatoes Corn O’Brian Fruit Cobbler December 5 Hungarian Goulash Cooked Cabbage Bread Mandarin Oranges December 6 Roast Turkey Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Broccoli Dinner Roll Pears December 7 Vegetable Beef Soup Sunshine Gelatin Salad (w/ Pineapple & Carrots) Fry Bread Plums
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