Murdo Coyote, October 4, 2012

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The Jones County 4-H Parents/Leaders Association was recently awarded a grant that allowed the Prairie Ranger 4-H club to take a field trip to the Badlands in Western South Dakota. Sunday, September 9, the group departed from Murdo on a daylong trip to the Badlands. Thirteen kids and seven adults were able to make the trip. They did a self guided tour with the help of previous Badlands Park Ranger, and 4-H mother, Beth Feddersen. Feddersen was able to use her expertise and knowledge to explain the history behind the formation of the Badlands. The group observed many animals that live in the Badlands and learned about the harsh and rugged landscape and how it was formed. Many of the kids had studied erosion and rock formations in their school classes. They were able to talk about how the rocks told a story of its history. The day included two separate hikes, which were both over two miles long. Parent and leader LeAnn Birkeland said, “The kids were amazed by the Badlands and its unique, beautiful landscape.” She also said that the kids were able to observe several animals in their natural environment. The
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On Wed., Oct. 24, youth will help with the bazaar at the church, Following the bazaar youth will go door to door in Murdo and Draper for “Trick or Treat, So Others Can Eat,” asking for non-perishable food items, to help stock the local food pantry. 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 would like to host a training class but first need candidates that are willing to take the course. Anyone with an interest or anyone with questions that the ambulance crew could answer are asked to call and leave a message at 669-3125 or to call Tammy Van Dam at 530-7553. The exercise room at the Tech Center is open Mon.–Fri. from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you have a key card, the room is open additionally from 5–7 a.m. and 5–10 p.m., Mon.–Fri. It is also open on Sat. from 5 a.m.–5 p.m. and on Sun. from 1–6 p.m. Patrons need to be out of the building one hour after the doors are locked; no later than 11 p.m. on weekdays. If you have any questions or would like a key card, contact the high school office. For Al–Anon meetings call 669-2596 for time and place. Thursdays 8:00 p.m. at the East Commons. Call 530-0371 or 280-7642. The Jones County School District #37-3 will hold their monthly meeting Monday, Oct. 8 at 8 p.m. at the high school library. The public is encouraged to attend. South Central RC&D will be holding their annual meeting on Sat., Oct. 6, at the Todd Co. 4-H Building. Registration will be at 5:30 p.m. with a meal and business meeting to follow. If you plan on attending please contact the RC&D office at 605-6692222. The public is welcome to attend. The Caring & Sharing Second annual Cancer Support walk will be held Sunday, October 7 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the football field. Snacks and beverages will be provided. Contact Pastor Greenseth or Pastor Hazen for sign up information. All proceeds from the walk will benefit Jones County residents. The Murdo City Council will meet Thursday, October 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the city office. The public is welcome to attend.
group was able to take several beautiful pictures and for some of the kids, this was their first trip to a national park. The grant request for the trip was assembled by 4-H parent, Cindy Newsam. “This was a great end of the year trip for the kids and the adults,” said Birkeland.
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Program of Excellence… The current journalism students accept the 2011-2012 National Yearbook Program of Excellence banner awarded to Margie Peters and her 2011-2012 yearbook staff. Photos by Karlee Barnes
by Karlee Barnes Margie Peters, English and journalism teacher at Jones County High School, was recently awarded with the Jostens’ National Yearbook Program of Excellence award for her instruction with the 2011-2012 yearbook. The award is reserved for dynamic yearbook programs and recognizes yearbook staffs and advisers who create engaging yearbooks for their school communities, according to www.jostens.com. Monte Rougemont, Jostens representative, presented Peters with the award. Jones County High School is in Rougemont’s territory, as well as 83 other schools. Rougemont said that Peters was one of four teachers to receive the award. She is among the less than five percent of teachers in his 83 school territory that received the award. According to www.jostens.com, this excellence in journalism award is based achieving defined criteria in each of the three following categories: creating an inclusive yearbook, generating school engagement and successfully managing the yearbook creation process. Peters currently has seven students in her journalism class. She began teaching in Murdo in 1962 and taught journalism a couple different times. She has been teaching the journalism class full time since the 1975-1976 school year. However, Peters said that the school district didn’t always have journalism as a course. “Sometimes it was done outside of school until students became too busy with all the other activities and there was no way to get students together to get the book completed,” she said, “Having an actual class was a blessing.” In addition to writing and designing the school yearbook, the journalism class also writes a page in the Murdo Coyote every other week called, Coyote Call. Through the course, students develop skills in journalism, photography, writing and design as well as leadership. They partner with Jostens, a Minneapolis-based leading producer of school yearbooks, to produce the book every year. Jones County High School also partners with Jostens to provide students with class rings, and to provide graduation products. Peters has also been nominated to receive the South Dakota premier woman’s award and will be recognized October 6 at the Spirit of Dakota’s 26th Anniversary Celebration and Award Banquet.
Exercise room reminder
Prairie Rangers… The local 4-H club poses for a quick picture before departing on their field trip to the Badlands. Courtesy photos
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Golden West elects board members
Board President Rod Renner began the day’s presentations by speaking to the crowd about the commitment of Golden West employees and board members. He summarized Golden West’s sixty years of service to its members and thanked Harold Wyatt for his nearly 25 years of dedication and service to the cooperative. Golden West General Manager Denny Law also recognized Harold Wyatt’s service and talked about Golden West building of one of the most robust telecommunications networks in the state including the introduction of Cable TV and Internet access. Mr. Law then announced the availability of faster Internet speed options for both residential and business customers. The new speeds range from 6x1, 15x1, 25x2 to 30x5 and will soon be offered in designated areas. Mr. Law also addressed how the Federal Communications Commis-
pants venture off to do a little exploring of their own.
Different terrain… The Prairie Ranger 4-H club, chaperoned
by parents, took time to explore the unique landscape of the Badlands.
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Retiring board member, Harold Wyatt congratulates Stewart Marty on winning the election for District V representation. Courtesy photo More than 400 members attended the 60th annual meeting of the Golden West Telecommunications Cooperative at the Wall Community Center on Saturday, September 22. People attending the event had the opportunity to vote in four board member elections, hear about the challenges and opportunities facing the cooperative, win several door prizes and listen to the Itty Bitty Opry Band. One newcomer and three incumbents were elected to the board of directors for Golden West Telecommunications this year. The board members elected on Saturday were: •Rod Renner, of Wall, who ran unopposed for a four-year term to represent District II. •Lee Briggs, of Midland, who ran unopposed for a four-year term to represent District III. •Stewart Marty, of Hot Springs, was elected to a four-year term to represent District V. He will replace Harold Wyatt, who did not seek re-election. •Jeff Nielsen, of Canistota, who ran unopposed for a four-year term to represent District IX.
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Distinguished award… Monte Rougemont, Jostens representative presents Peters with the National Yearbook Program of Excellence plaque. Photo by Karlee Barnes Community Clean up…
sion’s (FCC) regulatory policy changes will affect rural companies like Golden West in their ability to plan to invest in future technology and infrastructure upgrades. He talked about how the FCC is mandating federal guidelines on local service rates and the resulting penalties if companies choose not to follow the guidelines. Law said Golden West is working to make certain the interests of rural customers are understood at the FCC. “Now more than ever before we need to make the case that our rural communities deserve to have the same access to advance technology as our urban neighbors,” stated Law. The Itty Bitty Opry Band of Rapid City entertained the crowd with a variety of 1950’s songs, Larry Cohen of Martin won the $500 grand prize drawing. Next year’s Golden West annual meeting will be held on September 28, 2013.
The rental house belonging to David Geisler was demolished last week to make room for an addition. Other structures removed recently as part of community clean up efforts include a house belonging to the Esmays on Lincoln Avenue, as well as a house belonging to Curt Chambliss on Jackson Avenue. The City of Murdo will remove such structures for free, as long as the working time is close to eight hours. Anything longer may be subject to a small fee. Photo by Karlee Barnes
Golden West Telecommunications Cooperative members elected four board members at the annual meeting September 22 in Wall. Pictured from left to right are, Jeff Nielsen of Canistota (District IX), Stewart Marty of Hot Springs (District V), Rod Renner of Wall (District II) and Lee Briggs of Midland (District III). Courtesy photo
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St. Paul’s Lutheran Church will be holding services on Saturday evening, October 6, at 6 p.m. to celebrate their 103rd anniversary. A potluck supper will follow with burgers and brats furnished. There will be no services on Sunday. Bill Valburg is finally on the mend after fighting a blood clot for the last three weeks, necessitating several trips to Pierre to the doctor. Bill and Ellen Valburg drove to Mitchell on September 18 for appointments. They met Missy Valburg at noon for lunch at a sub place, where they found Kelsey Kerns working. On their way home, they met Marge Lytle Husman in Kimball for pie and coffee. Bill and Ellen Valburg attended the wedding of Dr. Phil and Peggy Hoffsten’s son, Ryan Fowler, in Rapid City on September 22, spending the next four days with their daughter, Kristi and Jeff Vlietstra, Will and Walker. On Monday Bill had a dental appointment and watched Walker’s football game that evening. Tuesday they drove through the hills to see the fall colors, stopping in Silver City to visit former Murdoites, Jack and Arlene Donahue. That evening they attended Grandson Will’s football game, coming home on Wednesday. Bill and Ellen Valburg went out for Saturday night supper with Lois Thompson of Pierre. Then the three of them enjoyed the Pierre Players production of “The Red Velvet Cake”-very well done, and very funny!! Harvey Christian became a resident at the Golden Living Center in Pierre recently. His wife, Lila Mae, has been spending time there with him. Other visitors this past week were his brother, Willard and Florence Christian and Dennis Christian. In regard to the chickens that are brought to the Draper/Murdo area, Lila Mae reports that they will be coming sometime in October. Esther Magnuson, Helen Louder, Rosa Lee Styles and Janet Louder listened to the first and second graders read to them last Thursday. Then (yep!) to the cafe for coffee. Philip and Audrey Mathews returned on September 26 from a train trip that took them through the western half of Canada. They drove to Winnipeg, Manitoba, and boarded the Via Canada Train on September 20. They spent a day and a half in Vancouver, British Columbia. Audrey reports the scenery was beautiful through the Rockies. They met a lot of nice people from Canada, Australia, Germany and the UK. The food was very good also. All in all a great trip. Brady Schmidt, Brookings, spent a few days home last week with parents Tony and Kim. Betty Mann and Earl Dahlke spent last Wednesday in Rapid City. Earl kept an appointment. Later they met cousins Marsha and Pratt Titus for coffee and conversation. Gene and Carol Cressy took Caroline Sullivan to Rapid City on Saturday. Caroline boarded a plane for her Alaska home after spending several days with her mom, Alice Horsley, as she was recuperating from her recent hip surgery. I know Alice will really miss her. Gerald and Wanda Mathews and Bruce and Karen Royer spent the weekend in the hills. On Saturday they were joined by Merle and Viola Royer of Belle Fourche in Spearfish and attended a welcome home party for the Royer's nephew/cousin who returned from a tour of duty in Afghanistan. That evening Merle and Viola joined them for supper. Dorothy Louder and Darin visited Dwight in Kadoka on Friday. Darin also visited Deanna Byrd and Kristi Stone and family. Pastor Hazen visited Dwight one day last week also. Mack McMillan has family home, son Ed and LaRonda McMillan and granddaughter Jesse McMillan all of Mitchell and son Ken McMillan of Arizona. I see by my calendar that Linda Kessler turned over another year on October 1. Do hope you had a good day. Happy birthday. Marla Hayes hosted a bridal shower Saturday morning at her Presho home for nephew Ryan Dott's bride-to-be, Jamie. Those enjoying the morning were: mother of the groom, Mary Dott; his sis, Stephanie Dott; Grandma Marge Hayes; sis Jaime Hayes and baby Malachi; all of Sioux Falls; from Pierre, Karen Authier, Cindy Louder, Donna Rankin, Deb Holmes, Gloria Schmidt and Stacy Ellwanger; from Draper, Helen Louder and Margaret Rankin; and several other relatives of the bride. The wedding is planned for November in Sioux Falls. Dorothy and Darin Louder and David and Lill Seamans were Sunday dinner guests at the Kennebec home of Charlie and Susan Hamer where they were joined by Hamer cousins from Washington, along with other family members. Also there was Bryan Hamer and family from Black Hawk. On Saturday Virginia Louder met her neighbors, Gen Liffengren, Betty Mann and grandkids Teagan and Denae, June Nix and Bev Andrews for lunch and a time of visiting at a cafe near Draper. Tyler and Chelsee Rankin and Addison attended the beautiful outdoor wedding of Kasey Peters and bride Heidi held by Sylvan Lake on Saturday. Tyler acted as groomsman and Addison was one of the flower girls. A reception/supper/dance was held nearby. The Rankins returned home on Sunday. In the meantime, son Joey spent the weekend with Grandparents Bob and Susie Rankin. Congratulations, Kasey and Heidi. Kraig, Amanda and Blake Henrichs hosted a birthday party on Saturday for daughter/sister Layney's second birthday. Grandparents Kevin and Kathy Henrichs; Kraig's brother-in-law, Walter and son Ricky all of Freeman; Kraig's brothers, Kurt and Kory and friend Courtney of Sioux Falls; friend Megan; Teagan and Denae Mann and Grandma Kim Schmidt were on hand to help her celebrate. The party continued on to an open house as Amanda and Kraig recently purchased the Fuoss house. A potluck supper was enjoyed by many, many more friends and relatives. It was nice seeing former Draperite Chuck Quick in church on Sunday. He is from Wisconsin and is back to spend a few days. He arrived Saturday. That evening he went out for supper in Murdo with Earl Dahlke and Betty Mann. On Sunday he had dinner at Betty's, joined by Earl and Gen Liffengren. Following church Sunday Ray and Janice Pike, Rosa Lee Styles, Margie Boyle, Pastor and Jane Hazen, Ray and Shirley Vik and Nelva and Janet Louder had dinner together at a cafe near Draper. Roger Vik is still in Ft. Meade. He is making progress every day. Wife Melva and daughter Patti spend time with him. Following church Sunday Eldon and Esther Magnuson met Chad Whitney and boys in Murdo at a cafe for lunch. On Monday the Magnusons spent the day in Pierre. Esther kept an appointment and they met daughters Shelley and Lori for lunch. I talked to former Draperite Joyce Hammond on Saturday. She now makes her home in Windsor, Colorado. She seems to be adjusted and is involved with the church and keeps busy watching grandsons in their sports, etc. We're going to miss her at our upcoming bazaar on Sunday. She is a good pie baker, but I couldn't talk her into coming back!
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ObamaCare: higher costs and fewer jobs
by Senator John Thune ObamaCare, which was signed into law in March of 2010, was pitched to the American people as a way to lower the cost of health care. Throughout the 2008 election cycle, candidate Obama repeatedly claimed that his health care bill would cut premiums by an average of $2,500 per family. Unfortunately, while the president got his health care bill, the American people did not get lower premiums, and instead the “Affordable” Care Act has increased the cost of premiums by over 14 percent since the president signed the bill into law. The Kaiser Family Foundation recently released the results of its annual survey of employer-sponsored health insurance premiums. According to the survey, premiums for the average family health insurance plan rose by $672 per family this year, making the average cost of health insurance for a family $3,000 higher now than it was in 2008 under the previous administration. Increases in the price of health insurance premiums are not just impacting the health insurance market. The high cost of premiums are also stifling hiring decisions among businesses and taking away financial resources that would normally be invested in their businesses. For example, the health care law contains a provision that mandates employers include certain government-determined “essential benefits” for any employer-sponsored health plan, leaving almost no flexibility for an employer to determine what is
best for his or her employees. Many of these required benefits increase the cost of the existing plans for employers. Due to the increased cost of the benefits, some small employers may decide they are no longer able to afford health insurance for their employees and will drop coverage all together. Other larger employers may instead place a moratorium on hiring while they wait to determine how the cost of including the “essential benefits” in their health care plans impacts their bottom line. As President Obama campaigned around the country in support of his health care law in 2009 he famously said, “If you like your plan you can keep it.” Yet the higher cost of premiums is already preventing people who liked their plan from keeping the coverage they previously had, including individuals who have Medicare Advantage plans. According to the Obama administration’s own estimate, nearly 80 percent of small businesses will be forced to give up their current coverage by 2013. I strongly believe in ensuring access to high quality health care for all Americans. I also believe it is important to provide options and choice in the marketplace, and to allow individuals, not the federal government, to decide on the plan that is best for them. ObamaCare has been built on a series of broken promises to the American people, it is time for Congress to repeal the law and replace it with common sense solutions that actually lower costs and create choice in the marketplace.
J.C. School Board’s Tailgate Party
Friday, October 5 6:00 p.m. @ Murdo Football Field during Jones County vs. Wall game
Proceeds to be used for scholarships
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Alzheimer’s awareness
by Rep. Kristi Noem One of the most frightening things I can imagine is looking my loved ones in the eyes and not knowing who they are. For too
Jones County Sheriff’s Report
The Sheriff ’s report is printed as received by Jones County Sheriff ’s Office. It may or may not contain every call received by the department. Sheriff and Deputy calls: Sept. 20 Deputy Sylva responded to a 911 hang up call in Murdo. No problems was found, pocket dial. Deputy Sylva received a traffic complaint eastbound on I90. Being out of position to catch up to the vehicle, the complaint was transferred to Lyman Co. Sheriff Weber responded to I90, westbound, mm 204 to the report of debris on the roadway. A large piece of tire was removed. Sheriff Weber served papers to a rural Jones Co. resident. Sept. 21 Deputy Sylva investigated a hit & run in the Diner parking lot. The offender was located and information was gathered for possible charges of failure to report accident. Deputy Sylva refused to give church fund assistance for gas to an individual that did not qualify for assistance. Deputy Sylva received a report of a suspicious person/vehicle in the FSA parking lot. The subject was found to be broke down and was waiting for help. Sept. 22 Deputy Sylva continued his investigation in to a burglary that occurred earlier in rural Jones Co. The house was found not to have been burglarized. Deputy Sylva received a report that the lights on the tower at Exit 208, south of I90 were not working. Sheriff Weber checked and found the lights to be working. Sheriff Weber received a report of a 911 hang up in Murdo. After checking at residence where the call originated from, it was found that there was a verbal only, domestic argument. The subjects were separated for the night. Sept. 23 Sheriff Weber responded to I90, eastbound, mm 204 to the report of a car that had struck the bridge. The driver was not bridge rail injured. The received excessive damage and the vehicle was totaled and towed away.
Sheriff Weber responded to I90, westbound, mm 204, to the report of a semi that had struck a deer. The semi was towed to Murdo. Sept. 25 Deputy Sylva responded to a fire alarm at the Pilot truck stop. It was found that there was no fire, only burnt bread in Subway. Deputy Sylva investigated a report of an open door at the Lee Motel. The owner was contacted. Nothing was found out of order. Sept. 26 Sheriff Weber responded to I90, westbound, mm195, to the report of a stalled motorist. The vehicle was jump started and the owner drove it in to Murdo for repairs. Sheriff Weber received a driving complaint of a vehicle driving at high speeds in Murdo. The driver was located and warned to drive slow. Sheriff Weber responded to I90, eastbound, mm 205 to the report of debris on the roadway. A piece of tire was removed.
many South Dakotans, Alzheimer’s disease has turned that kind of fear into a reality. This degenerative disease causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior, and it impacts 19,000 South Dakota seniors. Recently, I was in Watertown to participate in the Alzheimer’s Walk, and was humbled to be an honorary chairperson. Being a part of this event and visiting with those with Alzheimer’s as well as caregivers was eye opening and heart wrenching. Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in America, and it cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed. But this doesn’t mean there is nothing we can do. While research is ongoing, the rest of us can help by increasing awareness about Alzheimer’s and providing support to caregivers. For example, funds raised by the walk in Watertown are split evenly between national Alzheimer’s research and support of local programs such as a Respite Scholarship Program, which helps caregivers get a break from the emotional stress of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s. One thing I’ve heard often from those in the Alzheimer’s community is that too few understand the challenges that people with the disease face every day. We can help change that. September is World Alzheimer's Month, and I want to encourage all South Dakotans to take a moment and think about this disease and how they can share love with someone with it or someone impacted by it.
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Recent visitors visiting Evelyn Tornow in Rapid City were Larry and Susan Tornow of Rapid City and Chuck and Eleanor Zuccaro of Midland. The Murdo Coyote office is looking to fill the position of Local News Correspondent. If you would be interested in writing the local news for the Murdo Coyote, please call the office at 669-2271. Many people are missing the local news! by Karlee Barnes October marks Breast Cancer Awareness month, and according to the South Dakota Department of Health, breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women in South Dakota. Each year in South Dakota, an estimated 538 women are diagnosed with breast cancer, and an estimated 100 women die from breast cancer. Nationally in 2012, according to the National Cancer Institute, 226,870 women were diagnosed
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with breast cancer and 39,510 women died from breast cancer. Breast cancer has a higher survival rate if it is caught early. Scheduling a yearly mammogram is the best way to detect breast cancer before it is too late. According to SD DOH, finding breast cancer early often means less surgery and a better chance to get well. All Women Count! is a program with the SD DOH that provides assistance to South Dakota women to help cover the cost of breast and cervical cancer screening. To learn more about All Women Count! and for more South Dakota cancer statistics, visit http://get screened.sd.gov. To support cancer awareness in Jones County, attend the second annual Caring and Sharing walk on Sunday, October 7 from 4:006:00 p.m. at the football field. All proceeds will benefit cancer victims in Jones County. Also, the Lady Coyote volleyball team will be sponsoring the “Dig Pink” fundraiser at the October 22 home volleyball against Chamberlain.
Each year, friends and alumni gather for Dakota Wesleyan University’s annual Legacy Banquet – a time for the university to thank and recognize those who have given back to the college and their communities. Receiving distinguished alumni awards this year are Alan ’80 and Debra ’78 (Bartelt) Nagel for the College of Arts and Humanities; Cody ’00 and Jennifer ’01 (Wahle) Hoefert for the Donna Starr Christen College of Healthcare, Fitness and Sciences; and Ardith Miller ’50 for the College of Leadership and Public Service. Alan and Debra Nagel, will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award from the College of Arts and Humanities. Alan Nagel began his career as an insurance claim adjuster while still enrolled at DWU and following graduation in 1980, he opened a branch office for Crocker Claims Service Company in Denver. He and his wife, Debra, started AmeriClaim, which they ran until January of this year. In 2007 he entered seminary and graduated from St. Paul School of Theology at Oklahoma City University in 2012. He is currently forming a nonprofit organization to assist disadvantaged individuals, helping them to develop successful businesses and obtain financial independence. He uses Christian teachings and ethics to help people find solutions to their business challenges. Debra Nagel graduated from DWU in 1978 with her associate’s degree in nursing and began her career at Sioux Valley Hospital and later worked at St. Joseph Hospital, now Avera Queen of Peace, in Mitchell. She later acquired both her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing and Certified Rehab Registered Nurse designation and then her Certified Insurance Rehab Nurse designation, working first in the neonatal intensive care unit at University Hospital and Presbyterian Hospitals in Denver, and later as regional case manager for CIGNA Worker’s Compensation. She was designated as one of 10 RN specialist/medical case manager consultants to the U.S. Postal Service reporting to the U.S. Surgeon General. Debra eventually decided to blend her medical and insurance knowledge as a medical malpractice defense investigator for 10 hospitals in Colorado and Kansas. Upon moving to Oklahoma City in 2000, she joined her husband as the CFO, and is currently the CEO of AmeriTask, which since the sale of AmeriClaim, continues to provide technical expertise to the National Flood Insurance Program. The Nagels have been faithful supporters of DWU, and along with Alan’s siblings, have established the Owen and Wanita Nagel Endowed Scholarship in honor of their parents. Cody and Jennifer Hoefert will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Donna Starr Christen College of Healthcare, Fitness and Sciences. Cody Hoefert graduated from DWU in 2000 and went on to obtain his doctorate in chiropractic medicine. He served as NWHSU Student Senate president while
Draper resident to receive DWU Distinguished Alumni Award
pursuing his graduate studies. He was inducted into the Northwestern Health Science University Student Leadership Hall of Fame and was the first Northwestern Health Science University Student Leadership Legacy Award recipient. He opened Lyon Chiropractic Clinic in Rock Rapids, Iowa, in 2004, later expanding to multiple clinics in Northwest Iowa and Southwest Minnesota. He was also elected to the Rock Rapids City Council, and in 2009, was selected as one of Northwest Iowa’s top 20 business leaders under the age of 40. He is the chairman of the Lyon County Republicans and served as one of Iowa’s delegates to the 2012 National Republican Convention. Jennifer graduated Summa Cum Laude from DWU in 2001, completing her undergraduate degree while beginning the Master of Physical Therapy program at the College of St. Catherine. In 2003, she was named a staff physical therapist at the Sanford Hospital in Luverne, Minn. In addition to her regular duties, she became a certified clinical instructor providing valuable training for physical therapy students in a rural setting. She completed her doctorate in physical therapy in 2007, and later that year was named manager for the Rehabilitation Services Department at the Sanford Medical Center in Luverne. She currently supervises 30 employees providing rehabilitation services, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, cardiac rehabilitation wellness and massage therapy at three Sanford locations and 13 area schools, skilled nursing facilities and businesses. They are both active members of the First Reformed Church in Rock Rapids, Iowa, and are also the parents of four children, Ethan, Ephraim, Ellianna and Emmalynn. Ardith Miller will receive the
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Dakota STEP results show proficient performance locally
Thanks to the hard work of students, diligence of teachers and involvement of parents, Jones County School District Dakota STEP scores are at a proficient level predominantly and no scores fell below basic. The Dakota STEP assessment was administered in April of 2012. Students in grades third through eighth and high school juniors participated in the statewide assessment which measured performance in reading and math. Science was assessed in grades fifth, eighth and high school juniors. Dakota STEP is used to measure student proficiency as part of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Under this Act, Jones County School District is required to publish and make accessible to the public the percentage of core classes that are taught by highly qualified teachers for the 2012-2013 school year at the elementary, middle and high school levels. In the elementary the core classes are taught by 100 percent highly qualified teachers. In the middle school the core subject areas are currently taught by 66.67 percent of teacher who are considered highly qualified by the NCLB guidelines and in the high school 90.48 percent of the subject are taught by highly qualified teachers. The district has a plan in place that will ensure that all the teachers should reach highly qualified status by the beginning of the 2013-2014 school years. For more information as to what qualifications are necessary to be certified as highly qualified please go to http://doe.sd.gov/oatq/hqt.aspx. Overall, 58 percent of students tested in the district scored proficiently in reading along with 26 percent scoring at the advanced
GFP urges hunters to be aware of fire dangers
With archery deer, firearms antelope and the waterfowl seasons upon us, the South Dakota Game Fish and Parks Department is urging sportsmen to be aware of the extreme fire dangers that exist across the entire state. “Hunters in the field can help be an extra set of eyes this time of year to help report fires,” said Division of Wildlife Assistant Director Emmett Keyser. “GFP is taking some proactive steps to help ease landowner concerns and over the past couple of weeks we’ve worked with South Dakota Wildland Fire to coordinate placement of a single engine air tanker (SEATs) aircraft in Lemmon, S.D., this coming weekend.” “We’re also working to contract with a couple of volunteer fire departments who will be out conducting patrols during the antelope season, and we’re pleased that S.D. Wildland Fire has volunteered to dispatch two of their own
Distinguished Alumni Award from the College of Leadership and Public Service. A native of Draper, Miller’s sense of adventure began early. After she graduated from high school in 1944, she went to Washington, D.C., to work for the FBI. After nearly two years there, she returned to South Dakota where she attended Dakota Wesleyan University, earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and graduating with honors in 1950. Following graduation she worked as a secretary and then in 1956, she joined the United States Foreign Service and was assigned to the Diplomatic Corps, serving for the next 35 years as a U.S. Embassy secretary. Her tours of duty were in Taiwan, Sweden, Germany, the Holy Land, Rwanda, Kuwait, Guyana, Burma, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Iraq and two separate tours in the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. During her overseas assignments, Ardith also taught evening classes and was the volunteer secretary for the Church Council of the American Protestant Church. She and five others were the last six Americans to be evacuated from the American Embassy in Baghdad just four days before Desert Storm began. Ardith was highly praised for her performance in Baghdad by Ambassador April Glaspie, who stated that she was the prime reason the embassy morale remained high during the period of unrest in Iraq. In 1990, Ardith was recognized for her long and meritorious career in the Diplomatic Corps by being named the United States Foreign Service Secretary of the Year. From the time of her retirement in 1991 until March 2007, she returned to Washington each winter to work in the State Department. Since 2007, Ardith has continued to travel, spending the majority of her time at her family home near Draper.
level. Fifteen percent of students scored at a basic level and no students scored below basic. Forty-two percent of students tested scored proficiently in math. 30 percent scored at the advanced level. Twenty-seven percent of students scored at a basic level and no students scored below basic. In science, 67 percent of students scored proficiently and 10 percent in the advanced level. Twenty-four percent of students assessed in science scored at basic level and no students scored below basic. The 2013 Dakota STEP assessment will be administered in April. Jones County School District assessment information may be accessed online through the SD Department of Education at http://doe.sd.gov/reportcard.
Block!… Hannah Hight, left, and Savannah Krogman work together to block a Philip Scottie spike in the junior high volleyball game September 27. The girls’ next home game is Monday, October 8 at 5:00 against Chamberlain. Photo by Karlee Barnes
LaFramboise Island reopens
fire units as well,” said Keyser. Keyser advised that a GFP aircraft will also conduct patrols over the weekend in those counties along the Missouri River. Keyser asks that sportsmen take a few simple precautions so they are prepared. He urges them to: •Equip their vehicles with a large fire extinguisher, shovel and water in case they may need to extinguish a fire. •Extinguish cigarettes with water or dirt or use an ashtray inside their vehicle. •Walk rather than drive and limit all vehicle travel to designated roads and trails. •Never park a vehicle over dry vegetation. “By sticking to these rules and using extra caution, hunters can safely enjoy their time in the field and help ease landowner concerns,” Keyser said.
Final repair work in Pierre on the LaFramboise Island Causeway, which was extensively damaged by last year’s Missouri River flooding, was completed Friday, September 28. That is one week ahead of schedule, according to Eric Stasch, Oahe Dam operations project manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The final cost of the LaFramboise Island Causeway repair project was a little more than $2.8 million; it took five months to complete. The island will reopen to the public on Saturday, October 6. Staff from the Department of Game, Fish and Parks will work on LaFramboise Island October 15 to repair facilities and clear the trails of debris left from the 2011 flood. The boat ramp will be open and usable by jet skis, canoes and kayaks only. “We are confident we will have the main trails, including the River Loop Trail, Forest Loop Trail, and the Prairie Trail ready when the island opens to public use on October 6,” said Ryan Raynor, GFP district park supervisor. The LaFramboise Island Halloween Hike will be held at Hilger's Gulch again this year and will return to the island next year. As a part of the reconstruction, city crews replaced a 14-inch water main that connects four wells to the city’s water system. “This project has been a true example of cooperation between the Corps of Engineers, the contractors, GFP and the city of Pierre,” said Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill. “All parties worked together to accomplish the work quickly and return this important asset to our community.”
Edyth Noldner’s 87th Birthday
on October 8, 2012
Cards will reach Edyth at: Edyth Noldner Lee House 105 N Mill St Eldon MO 65026
Card Shower for
Her family sends hugs, kisses and good wishes for the occasion!
Cards will reach Inie at: PO Box 505 Murdo SD 57559
Inie (Anker) Cardamon turns 90 years young on October 7
Happy Birthday!
Catholic Church of St. Martin 502 E. Second St., Murdo, S.D. • Father Gary Oreshoski Saturday Mass: 6 p.m. St. Anthony’s Catholic Church Draper, S.D. • Father Gary Oreshoski Sunday Mass: 8:30 a.m. Draper United Methodist Church Pastor Rick Hazen Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.
Two Minutes With the Bible
The Purpose of Prayer by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam
The question is sometimes asked: If God’s will and purpose are unalterable, why pray? The answer is simply: Because the divine purpose, which any answer to prayer must represent, includes the prayer itself. It is enough that He “who worketh all things after the counsel of His own will” (Eph. 1:11) invites and exhorts His people to “come boldly unto the throne of grace” to “let [their] requests be made known unto God” (Heb. 4:16; Phil. 4:6). But prayer is not merely petition, as many suppose. It is one aspect of active communion with God (meditation on the Word being the other) and includes adoration, thanksgiving and confession, as well as supplication. Hyde, in God’s Education of Alan, Pp. 154,155, says: “Prayer is the communion of two wills, in which the finite comes into connection with the Infinite, and, like the trolley, appropriates its purpose and power.” We have an example of this in the record of our Lord’s prayer in the garden, for, while He is not to be classed with finite men, yet He laid aside His glory, became “a servant” (Phil. 2:7) and “learned obedience” (Heb. 5:8; Phil. 2:8). In this place of subjection He made definite and earnest requests of His Father, but closed His prayer with the words: “Nevertheless, not My will, but Thine, be done” (Luke 22:42) with the result that He was “strengthened” for the ordeal He had to face (Ver. 43). Thus prayer is not merely a means of “getting things from God” but a God-appointed means of fellowship with Him, and all acceptable prayer will include the supplication — as sincerely desired as the rest: “Nevertheless, not My will, but Thine, be done.”
Murdo United Methodist Church Pastor Rick Hazen • Corner of E. 2nd and Jefferson Ave. Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m. and Fellowship Time • Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. United Methodist Women: 1st Wednesday at 2 p.m. • ALL WELCOME! Okaton Evangelical Free Church Okaton I–90 Exit 183 • Pastor Gary McCubbin • 605–837–2233 (Kadoka) Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. (CT) • Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. (CT)
Messiah Lutheran Church 308 Cedar, Murdo, S.D. • Pastor Ray Greenseth Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. • Sunday School: 10 a.m. • Bible Study: Tuesday 7 a.m. Thursday 9:30 a.m. • Midweek: Wednesday 3:15 p.m. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Draper, S.D. • Pastor Ray Greenseth Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. • Bible Study: Wednesday 9 a.m.
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by Ryan Kirscher Ready for his senior year to be over so he can get on to the next stage of his life, Wyatt Chandler Hespe, son of Keith and Stephanie Hespe, has plans in place to continue his education studying agriculture. Wyatt has shared his years on the family farm with siblings Kalli, a sophomore, and Zachary, an eighth grader. Looking back over his past year of activities, it should follow that he would hate sports since he spent much of last year recovering from a torn ACL. A wrong turn in the White River football game led to surgery and several months of traveling to Rapid City for rehab. He was able to join the basketball team for part of the season and was up to running in track in the spring. As part of his many years in 4H, Hespe has been very successful in his favorite sport, archery, having gone to National Archery con-
With plans for further study in agriculture, Hespe looks forward to more adventures out of the school setting
“because he is the best recurve archer and I want to be able to shoot like him.” Looking at his favorites, red comes up as his favorite color, chicken quesadillas his favorite food and Thanksgiving and Christmas his favorite holidays since, as he said, “I love seeing and spending time with all of my family.” To relax, Wyatt enjoys watching some TV including Two and a Half Men and he likes listening to country music, but he added that he’d like to meet the Beatles “because they are a great band to listen to.” He lists 5150 by Dierks Bentley as his favorite piece of music. Others things on his favorite list are the book Through My Eyes, the artist Michelangelo and Aeropostale clothing. When quizzed about the important things in life, Wyatt said money was the least important, “because you don’t need to have all the best things in life.” He gets really angry if he has to repeat himself four or five times to be understood. With all the hunting experiences and the challenges of sports, he does admit to a fear—“I fear being bitten by a rattlesnake while working in tall grass.” Wyatt regrets not working to his full potential his freshman year because it would be nice to have great grades now. If he could be anything he wanted, he would be an Olympic gold medalist. Given three wishes, he would be able to shoot in the Olympics, be the best shooter in the world and have the biggest farm in South Dakota. He values his family and friends the most out of anything. The biggest lesson he has ever learned is that it takes patience to help younger kids and help them change as people. Jacob B. taught him this. Wyatt’s advice to underclassmen is to “work hard in school and you will go much further in life than you ever dreamed of.” After graduating, he will miss seeing his friends every day but his favorite high school memories of all the good times he has had hanging out with his friends will stay with him. He said the best thing about his senior year is knowing that it’s his last year and that he will soon be doing something he enjoys by pursuing a career in Agriculture Engineering. He imagines himself in 10 years having his own farm, increasing how much land he wants to farm and having the biggest farm in South Dakota.
October 4, 2012 Issue 2 Jones County High School Murdo, SD 57559
Coyote Call teaches journalism principles, provides school information, serves as a public relations vehicle and provides a forum for opinions submitted in signed letters.
tests far from home and done well. He also made the national team in 4-H recurve archery this year. Not only does he enjoy the sport, but he also shares his talent by mentoring younger archers through the 4-H program. The archery also ties into another of his interests, hunting. It also follows that he would most admire Brady Ellison
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Staff: Becky Bryan, Janna Glaze, Nicki Kell, Ryan Kirscher, Emiley Nies, Paige Venard, Gus Volmer. Adviser: Margie Peters
Coyotes ride wave of momentum heading into 8-5 record
by Becky Bryan The volleyball girl’s home game on September 4 against the Philip Scotties didn’t go as planned. Nicki Kell said, “We just weren’t with it and didn’t play to our full potential like I thought we would.” They lost three of four games (14-25, 28-26, 18-25, 23-25). Aces: Kalli Hespe (4) Becky Bryan (2), Kills: Madison Mathews (6) Emiley Nies (5), Assists: Becky Bryan (6) Kalli Hespe (3) Nicki Kell (3) Calli Glaze (1), Digs: Madison Mathews (14) Becky Bryan (10) Emiley Nies (8) Nicki Kell (5). The girls’ next victory was away verses the Colome Cowgirls on September 6. Garline Boni said, “I was very happy that both Varsity and JV won especially because it was the JV’s first win.” Coach Geigle said, “We decided that the girls were just trying to pad their stats. The last match the girls pulled themselves together again and our team was back on track!” They won three of five games (25-21, 2518, 18-25, 21-25, 15-6). Aces: Becky Bryan (4) Garline Boni (4) Kalli Hespe (4), Kills: Madison Mathews (9) Kalli Hespe (3), Assists: Becky Bryan (8) Kalli Hespe (2) Nicki Kell (1), Digs: Madison Mathews (19) Emiley Nies (12) Nicki Kell (10) Kalli Hespe (7) Becky Bryan (6) Calli Glaze (5), Blocks: Garline Boni (2). On September 8, the girls played a tournament in Philip for 4th place. The girls started the day with three victories in a row, but lost the second two games. Emiley Nies said, “We played really well for the first three games, and it was more successful than the Gregory Tournament. It scared me and made me laugh that Becky Bryan fell down the bleachers twice and couldn’t play in the Philip game, because she hurt her knee. She recovered well, though.” Their first game was against Philip (25-19, 25-14). Aces: Paige Venard (3) Madison Mathews (3) Garline Boni (2), Kills: Madison Mathews (3) Paige Venard (1) Garline Boni (1), Assists: Nicki Kell (6) Kalli Hespe (4), Digs: Nicki Kell (9) Emiley Nies (8). The team won the second game against Bennett County (2516, 12-25, 25-22). Aces: Emiley Nies (3) Madison Mathews (2) Kalli Hespe (2), Kills: Emiley Nies (4) Becky Bryan (3), Assists: Becky Bryan (6) Kalli Hespe (4) Nicki Kell (3), Digs: Becky Bryan (12) Mikayla Waldron (7) Kalli Hespe (6) Calli Glaze (5), Blocks: Garline Boni (1). The third game was against
JC staff adds two teachers, one counselor
by Paige Venard The new school year has brought a long with it three new teachers to the district, Tamara Mathews, Andrea Diehm and Jody Gittings. They all have high hopes of making a difference at JC. Tamara Mathews, the mother of senior Philip and sophomore Madison Mathews, graduated from Jones County High School in 1988. Then she went on to Northern State University and graduated in 1992 with a BS in music education. Later she earned her associates degree in nursing from USD. She taught music at Jones County for a while and then went on to be a nurse at St. Mary’s Hospital. She decided in 2012 to go back to school and get six credits in the teaching field to come back to JC and teach. “I missed the kids and the pride from watching them succeed,” said Mathews. She is currently teaching 5th, 7th, and 8th grade sciences, biology, advanced biology and junior high vocal music. Mathews’ favorite book is Purpose Driven Life, and her favorite movie is Fools Rush In. She enjoys traveling and meeting new people. Her goal for the 2012-13 school year is to make science and music more fun while still teaching the
Jody Gittings
fundamentals to building a strong foundation. Mrs. Andrea Diehm, who is married to Eric Diehm, lives in Presho with her two pet fish. She is originally from outside of Emerson, NE. She went to high school at Emerson-Hubbard in 2002 where she played volleyball, basketball, softball and ran track. She went on to USD where she played rugby throughout college and graduated in 2006 with a degree in Mass Communications and Spanish. In May of 2012 she received her Master’s in School Counseling. She works as JC’s School and Guidance Counselor for two days each week and for SD College Access Grant where she
Andrea Diehm
Tamara Mathews
travels across the state. Diehm chose coming to Jones County because the staff and students are very friendly and it was close to home. Diehm’s favorite pastimes include: golfing, socializing and watching movies. She is a die-hard Nebraska Husker’s fan. Her favorite food is Jell-O but particularly strawberry Jell-O, She said, “If Jell-O was a food group, it would be my favorite!” Her alltime favorite movie is the Wizard of Oz and she loves the book Paperbag Princess. Whenever you walk into her room you will find her listening to music because she loves just about every genre. She cannot work in silence. Her goal for the 2012-13 school year is to get to know the students better and help everyone in career academics and with their emotional needs. Mr. Jody Gittings is currently in the process of moving to Murdo. He is originally from Philip where he went to school and graduated in 1990. He went off to college at Black Hills State University where he majored in Industrial Technology. After college he “bounced around” before settling into Platte where he was the agriculture teacher, FFA Advisor, girls’ basketball assistant coach and golf coach. He moved to Jones County to be closer to family and because he liked the small town feeling and living West River. Gittings enjoys golfing, hunting, fishing and sports. His favorite book is Coach Wooden’s Pyramid of Success: Building Blocks for a Better Life. He enjoys watching his favorite movie, Green Mile and watching Sports Center. He loves listening to country music. Gittings’ favorite food would be a nice juicy steak. His goals for this year include getting settled in, making friends in the community, and becoming a valued member of the Jones County Staff.
Ready to return… Becky Bryan (16) bumps the ball as Kalli Hespe (4), Emiley Nies (2) and Nicki Kell (13) get ready to react.
Lead-Deadwood (25-13, 25-22). Aces: Calli Glaze (1), Kills: Emiley Nies (4) Kalli Hespe (2), Assists: Becky Bryan (10), Digs: Mikayla Waldron (6) Kalli Hespe (5) Madison Mathews (4) Becky Bryan (4), Blocks: Garline Boni (1). The fourth game was against Sully Buttes netted a loss: (15-25, 15-25). Aces: Becky Bryan (1), Kills: Calli Glaze (2) Madison Mathews (1), Assists: Kalli Hespe (2) Becky Bryan (1), Digs: Skylar Green (5) Mikayla (3) Kalli Hespe (3), Blocks: Calli Glaze (1). The last game against Bennett County again brought a loss: (1325, 25-21, 18-25). Aces: Becky Bryan (2) Paige Venard (1) Nicki Kell (1) Calli Glaze (1), Kills: Emiley Nies (4) Madison Mathews (3) Becky Bryan (3) Garline Boni (2) Calli Glaze (2), Assists: Becky Bryan (4) Kalli Hespe (2) Nicki Kell (1) Calli Glaze (1), Digs: Madison Mathews (10) Nicki Kell (6) Kalli Hespe (5) Becky Bryan (5) Calli Glaze (4). During homecoming, the Ladies won the Crush Leukemia Game against White River Tigers at home on September 11. Paige Venard said, “The game was very
by Gus Volmer With high spirits the Coyotes went into the homecoming game hoping to beat the White River Tigers. Although the Coyotes never gave up, they unfortunately lost the game, but they kept their heads high and tried to get ready for the Kadoka Kougars the next Friday. During the homecoming game, the Tigers got the first touchdown early in the game. The Coyotes couldn’t manage to get anything going in the first quarter, unlike the Tigers who scored once again later in the first. The Coyotes came out strong in the second quarter doing a series of run plays with a few passing to start out with a score, but the Tigers still managed to score a few more times. At the end of the first half the Tigers led 28 to the Coyotes’ 12. Although the second half started out with good defense from the Coyotes, the Tigers still managed to score a touchdown. The Coyotes started big but couldn’t capitalize with good field position. The fourth quarter was better for the Coyotes as they scored once on a pass play from Gus Volmer to
Team disappointed by homecoming loss to White River New lunch program brings out
Philip Mathews in the corner of the end zone. The team struggled moving the ball and couldn’t stop White River’s passing offense leaving the final score Tigers 40, Coyotes 18. Stats: Passing: Gus Volmer 4/9 83 yards, 2 touchdowns, 1 interception; Rushing: Philip Mathews 9 carries 66 yards; Wyatt Hespe 6 carries 25 yards; Skyler Miller 14 carries 76 yards; Gus Volmer 8 carries 44 yards; leading tacklers: Skyler Miller 11 tackles; Gus Volmer 10.5 tackles and Philip Mathews 9.5 tackles. A big controversy arose when the bread, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches disappeared. Jackson Volmer said “Uh! Where’s my jelly?” The bread, peanut butter and jelly disappeared because Michelle Obama thought that there was too much sugar and fat in them. A lot of the students said that they wish they had the peanut butter and jelly back because when they don’t get enough to eat because of the portion size, they could always get a peanut butter and jelly sandwich to fill them up. Considering the amount of food, junior Mikayla Waldron said, “I don’t get enough food, and I don’t get why the younger kids get more food than we do. I get that they are growing and active but so are we!” According to the USDA, younger students get larger portions because they have a high metabolism and need more food. Much of the food that the younger students get is a waste of money because much of it gets thrown away because they can’t eat it all. When asked if they would
exciting! I was thrilled that we won.” They won three of four games (27-29, 25-21, 25-15, 25-14). Aces: Kalli Hespe (4) Nicki Kell (2) Becky Bryan (2), Kills: Madison Mathews (13) Garline Boni (5) Kalli Hespe (3), Assists: Becky Bryan (11) Kalli Hespe (6) Madison Mathews (2), Digs: Madison Mathews (11) Kalli Hespe (10) Becky Bryan (10) Paige Venard (9), Blocks: Rachel Buxcel (1) Paige Venard (1). On September 13, the Ladies won the second homecoming game against the Stanley County Buffalos. Paige Venard said, “It was tons of fun to destroy them! We worked hard and had fun, and also ruined a Stanley County girl’s birthday.” The girls won in three games (25-17, 25-15, 25-12). Aces: Paige Venard (2) Becky Bryan (2), Kills: Rachel Buxcel (5) Emiley Nies (4) Calli Glaze (4), Assists: Becky Bryan (7) Kalli Hespe (5), Digs: Madison Mathews(5) Becky Bryan (4) Garline Boni (4) Paige Venard (3), Blocks: Garline Boni (1).
dissatisfied comments from students
Favorite stash… Although
gone from the lunch room, bread, peanut butter and jelly take up residence in lockers.
Heading out… Gus Volmer (7) hands off to Wyatt Hespe (34)
who follows blockers Philip Mathews (32) and Skyler Miller(42).
by Emiley Nies A large number of students seem to think that the school lunch program is not a good idea because of the portions they get as well as what they get to eat. Many students say that there needs to be some changes in the program.
rather bring their own lunch or eat the schools, many of the students said they would bring their own lunch, but they are too lazy or don’t have enough time to make lunch. Senior Kyle Manke said, “I would bring Subway because the average meal at school is $6.00 and the serving size is so small that I can hold it in the palm of my hand. It doesn’t even fill you up. Subway costs $7.25 which would be only a $1.25 more and you get at least five times the amount you do at school.” A lot of people said they don’t care what they see on the future menu just as long as it’s good to eat and the serving size is bigger. Sophomore Madison Mathews said, “I would like to see more Lasagna.” When senior Philip Mathews was asked what he would like to see he said, “Bread, peanut butter and jelly.” The students know that maybe nothing will change in the lunch program, but venting helps them feel a little better about their issues.
The Clinical View
There was a movie recently released called “Hope Springs”. It starred Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones, two excellent actors. They depicted a couple that had learned to be helpless in regard to their personal and sexual relationship. The movie has stirred a great deal of conversation and, speaking for myself, anybody over age 50 probably ought to watch this movie and maybe a bunch of people under that age too. The theme of the questions the movie raises is “How do they wind up in this state?” The explanation for why they wind up in the helpless state they find themselves in is very well explained in a book entitled “Why We Do What We Do” by Dr. Edward Deci. It is a book about motivation that analyzes normal human behavior. The first guiding principle that the book illustrates is the importance of the individual deciding what they will do. Granted that young children and some adults require guidance and instruction regarding what they will do. However, normal adults have the best mental health and therefore best physical health when they make their own decisions on what they will do. The author points out that children age two to four are naturally very curious. They will probe, play and touch whatever is in their environment. Through this activity, they learn not to touch a hot stove, not to play with a sharp knife, and not to get soap in their eyes. On a more positive note, they may have favorite toys that they play with repeatedly and enjoyably. But soon enough comes the
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frustrations of preschool for fouryear olds and first grade for the six-year old. Now the toy can be taken by other children, it can be ridiculed as a baby toy, it can be broken, or a host of other little disasters that render the toy no longer enjoyable. Soon the child is no longer attracted to that toy. Given the opportunity, the child has learned to be helpless in regard to playing with that toy. From the above type of observation, Dr. Deci offers two critical aspects of motivation. The first of these is the person deciding for their self what they will do and the second principle is the person enjoying adequate benefit as a result of the activity they choose. There is probably no topic more diverse, more hushed, and more obscure than human sexuality. There are so many rules generated by morality, religion, and custom that sexual experience is inhibited beginning when the third grade boy notices that there is something very attractive about that third grade girl. Now consider a marriage. Most marriages begin happily. But as time goes by, the stresses of children, occupation, financial considerations and interpersonal relations all begin to strain and impact the relationship. The wonderful experience of sexuality begins to take a seat further and further to the back of the bus. Too soon the sexual overtures of one partner or the other become so frustrated that they cease trying. Sometimes, this leads to anger; sometimes to passive-aggressive behavior; sometimes to relationships outside the marriage. As in the movie
Jones County FSA News
CRP REMOVAL OF BALES EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 15, 2012 Due to continuing drought conditions, fire dangers, harvesting pressures, lack of hay movers, etc., an extension has been granted to remove bales from CRP acreages to November 15, 2012.
Draper Legion Auxiliary donates dictionaries
by Karlee Barnes For the seventh year, the Draper Legion Auxiliary donated dictionaries to Jeanette Drayer’s third grade class. Lila Mae Christian and Lill Seamans represented the Legion and presented the students with their own personal dictionaries. Drayer said the kids will be able to use the dictionaries throughout their entire school careers. She said her daughter, Carol Drayer, a sophomore, still uses her dictionary. The students were excited to have a dictionary of their own, and the Legion ladies challenged the students to look up the longest word in the dictionary and try to pronounce it. The students found the word and giggled as they attempted to sound out the long word. The Draper Legion Auxiliary is very involved in the Jones County Elementary School. They judge poppy posters that the students design, as well as help the students with the Valentines for Veterans program. Some of the ladies also participate in the reading buddy program in which women from the community listen to the first and second grade classes read each Thursday.
mentioned above, the most common outcome is learned helplessness. One partner or the other ceases to try because their sexual advances are repeatedly and painfully frustrated. The movie mentioned above dealt with the inner personal relationship of a married couple but the same principles apply to virtually all walks of life. Specifically, if what a person decides to do is repeatedly frustrated, sooner or later the person will stop trying. They will have learned to be helpless in regard to that aspect of their lives. When a person develops many areas of learned helplessness, the need for substitute gratification leads to drinking, drugs, cigarettes, and antisocial behavior. Whenever the question of learned helplessness comes up, I am reminded of a special high school friend who was a star athlete, but he wasn’t good enough to become a professional athlete. Somehow, he didn’t develop other skills to a successful degree. When high school was over and he was not the star in college that he had been in high school, drinking followed. My friend died when he was 42-years old of alcoholism associated with learned helplessness. Left to a persons own personal resources, learned helplessness is usually not reversible. To find the way out of learned helplessness almost always requires the input of other individuals in a kinder and more supportive environment. Dr. Deci’s book is interesting and educational regarding the importance of a person deciding for themselves what they will do and then enjoying the result.
• David Klingberg •
has not been approved at this time. ECP program participants receive cost-share assistance of up to 75 percent of the cost to implement approved emergency conservation practices, as determined by county FSA committees. As mentioned above, there is no funding for the ECP practices at this time. Filing an application is still the first step to get cost share for pipeline projects or reimbursed for water hauling completed this the Jones summer. Contact County FSA Office for additional information at 605-669-2404 Ext. 2. DATES TO REMEMBER/ DEADLINES: Oct. 8: Office Closed for Columbus Day Oct. 15: 2013 acreage reporting date for all perennial forage and winter wheat
Oct 15: Deadline for CRP bales to be removed from CRP Oct. 24: ECP Sign up deadline
Feel free to call the office if you ever have questions on any of our programs 605-669-2404 Ext 2. Selected Interest Rates for October 2012 Commodity Loans 1.125 percent Farm Operating Loans — Direct 1.125 percent Farm Ownership Loans — Direct 3.000 percent Farm Ownership Loans — Direct Down Payment, Beginning Farmer or Rancher 1.500 percent Farm Storage Facility Loans – 7 Yr 1.125 percent Farm Storage Facility Loans – 10 Yr 1.750 percent Farm Storage Facility Loans – 12 Yr 2.000 percent
SDSAH provides game processing certificates to donate wild game
meat in 2010. The 2011 hunting season saw a slight decrease to 78,735 pounds. Throughout the length of the program, 633,500 pounds of meat has been collected and donated to families in need. Wild game eligible for donation include: field-dressed deer, antelope, pheasants, geese or other wild game. Hunters are encouraged to take their field dressed game to the nearest participating commercial game processor. Field dressing a dear or antelope means removing the lungs, heart and guts from the animal. The game processor will take care of the rest. Processing certificates are available in fall and winter of 2012-2013 for game including: antlerless deer, doe and fawn antelope and some birds. The certificates are $50 for each donated anterless dear and $40 for each doe or fawn antelope. The number of certificates an individual can receive are limitless. At most game processing businesses, the certificate will cover the entire cost of the processing, however, at others, the processing may be more than the certificate value. In the event that this should happen, the hunter will be responsible for the remainder of the processing fee. The SDSAH website reminds hunters that game not qualifying for certificates may still be donated. Such animals include: buck deer, buck antelope, pheasants and any game not taken in South Dakota. The hunter will be responsible for the entire processing fee in these cases. The donated game will be frozen
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Family time… Third grader
Seiney Moore was excited to receive a hug and a dictionary from Great Aunt, Lila Mae Christian. Photos by Karlee Barnes
by Karlee Barnes As hunting season is upon us, and believe it or not, the holiday seasons are right around the corner, now is the perfect time to consider donating to help feed the many South Dakotans at or below the poverty line. Donating can be as simple as donating wild game taken during hunting season. South Dakota Against Hunger Sportsmen (SDSAH) has partnered with the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks, game processors across the state, food pantries in the state as well as hunters in South Dakota to provide meat to food pantries in each of South Dakota’s 66 counties. According to www.feedtheneedsd.com, the SDSAH program was initiated in 1993 to encourage and provide an easier way for hunters to donate harvested game to needy families. The program has grown exponentially from taking in 1,503 pounds of game meat in 1993 to 104,178 pounds of game
and delivered to a public food relief agency who will distribute the meat to families in need that qualify for food assistance. According to the SDSAH 2011 annual report, one out of every eight individuals in South Dakota live at or below the poverty line and 11.2 percent, or 92,000 South Dakotans are food insecure. In addition, South Dakota is home to eight of the nation’s 30 poorest counties. Also included in the annual report, according to Feeding America, meat protein is the hardest food item to obtain, due to its high cost. Although South Dakota hasn’t been hit as hard as other states in terms of the current recession, meat is still hard to come by for families who are food insecure. According to the SDSAH website, 1,709 anterless deer, 182 buck deer, 36 doe/fawn antelope, 10 buck antelope, 36 out-of-state deer, one out-of-state antelope and 2,811 pheasants were donated in the 2011 hunting season, as well as 2,044 Canada geese. Approximately 50 game processors in South Dakota participate in the processing Certificate Program. Those in Central South Dakota include: Chamberlain Locker, Chamberlain; Dan’s Last Shot, Colome; Wildlife Unlimited, Fort Pierre; Philip Custom Meats, Philip; Steamboat Game and Fish, Pierre; Mid-Dakota Meats, Winner. For a complete list of game processors, and for more information about the program, visit www.feedtheneedsd.com.
Dictionary dedication… The third grade students at Jones
County Elementary pose with Draper American Legion ladies, Lila Mae Christian and Lill Seamans. The students all had their noses in their new dictionaries prior to lining up for a picture.
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Notice for Bids Bus for Sale
The Jones County School District is accepting sealed bids on a 2001 BlueBird Bus. For more information contact Larry Ball at 669-2258. Bids will be opened October 8, 2012, at 8:30 p.m. at the regularly scheduled school board meeting. The Board reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Published September 27 & October 4, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $11.70. of voting rights for this election. If you are in doubt about whether you are registered, check the Voter Information Portal at www.sdsos.gov or call the county auditor at 605-669-7100. Registration may be completed during regular business hours at the county auditor’s office, municipal finance office, secretary of state’s office and those locations which provide driver’s licenses, SNAP, TANF, WIC, military recruitment, and assistance to the disabled as provided by the Department of Human Services. You may contact the county auditor to request a mail-in registration form or access a mail-in form at www.sdsos.gov. Voters with disabilities may contact the county auditor for information and special assistance in voter registrations, absentee voting or polling place accessibility. John Brunskill, County Auditor Published October 4 & 11, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $25.34. APPROVE AGENDA: Motion by Director Smith, seconded by Director Krogman to approve the agenda. Motion carried unanimously. APPROVE MINUTES: The minutes of the July 19, 2012, meeting were previously mailed to the Board for their review. Motion by Director Prokop, seconded by Director Krogman to approve the July minutes. Motion carried unanimously. FINANCIAL REPORT: A. Approval of Bills: Joseph Hieb - $56.61, Casey Krogman - $56.61, Veryl Prokop $56.61, Lorne Smith - $56.61, West River/Lyman-Jones RWS - $1,000.00, Pennington County Courant - $98.45, Lyman County Herald - $97.57, Murdo Coyote - $99.81, Todd County Tribune $74.90, Pioneer Review - $70.21, Kadoka Press - $72.56, Howalt-McDowell Insurance - $957.00, USGS - $10,950.00 (previously approved). Motion by Director Prokop, seconded by Director Smith to approve the District bills. Motion carried unanimously. B. District Financial Status Report: The financial status of the District to date was previously sent to the Board. A copy of the July Financial Report is on file at the District office in Murdo. Motion by Director Krogman, seconded by Director Smith to approve the July Financial Report. Motion carried unanimously. REPORTS: A. Manager’s Report: Manager Fitzgerald presented his August report to the Board. Motion by Director Smith, seconded by Director Krogman to approve the Manager’s Report. Motion carried unanimously. B. Other Reports: none. SEPTEMBER BOARD MEETING: Motion by Director Prokop, seconded by Director Smith to hold the next monthly board meeting via teleconference on Thursday, September 20th, 2012, at 9:00 a.m. (CT). Motion carried unanimously. FY 2013 TAX LEVY: County evaluations were not available from the Dept. of Revenue to calculate individual county tax levies for the 2013 Tax Resolution. The Board approved the Resolution with the amounts as the state has recommended. Individual county levies will be provided when evaluations are available. Motion by Director Prokop, seconded by Director Krogman to approve the 2013 Tax Resolution with the amounts as the state has recommended. Motion carried unanimously. ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 10:42 a.m. (CT). ATTEST: /s/ Kati Venard Kati Venard, Recording Secretary /s/ Joseph Hieb Joseph Hieb, Chairman Published October 4, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $40.43.
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Drought-stricken farmers and ranchers have more time to replace livestock
Farmers and ranchers who previously were forced to sell livestock due to drought, like the drought currently affecting much of the nation, have an extended period of time in which to replace the livestock and defer tax on any gains from the forced sales, the Internal Revenue Service announced today. Farmers and ranchers who, due to drought, sell more livestock than they normally would may defer tax on the extra gains from those sales. To qualify, the livestock generally must be replaced within a four-year period. The IRS is authorized to extend this period if the drought continues. The one-year extension of the replacement period announced today generally applies to capital gains realized by eligible farmers and ranchers on sales of livestock held for draft, dairy or breeding purposes due to drought. Sales of other livestock, such as those raised for slaughter or held for sporting purposes, and poultry are not eligible. The IRS is providing this relief to any farm located in a county, parish, city or district, listed as suffering exceptional, extreme or severe drought conditions by the National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC), during any weekly period between September 1, 2011, and August 31, 2012. All or part of 43 states are listed. Any county contiguous to a county listed by the NDMC also qualifies for this relief. As a result, farmers and ranchers in these areas whose drought sale replacement period was scheduled to expire at the end of this tax year, December 31, 2012, in most cases, will now have until the end of their next tax year. Because the normal drought sale replacement period is four years, this extension immediately impacts drought sales that occurred during 2008. But because of previous drought-related extensions affecting some of these localities, the replacement periods for some drought sales before 2008 are also affected. Additional exten-
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Proceedings of the West River Water Development District
Regular Session August 14, 2012 CALL TO ORDER: The West River Water Development District convened for their regular meeting at the West River Water Development District Project Office in Murdo, S.D. Chairman Joseph Hieb called the meeting to order at 10:32 a.m. (CT). Roll call was taken and Chairman Joseph Hieb declared a quorum was present. Directors present were: Joseph Hieb, Casey Krogman, Veryl Prokop and Lorne Smith. Absent: Marion Matt. Also present: Jake Fitzgerald, Manager; Kati Venard, Sec./Bookkeeper; Dave Larson, Larson Law PC. ADDITIONS TO AGENDA: None.
sions will be granted if severe drought conditions persist. Details on this relief, including a list of NDMC-designated counties, are available in Notice 201262, posted today on IRS.gov. Details on reporting drought sales and other farm-related tax issues can be found in Publication 225, Farmer’s Tax Guide, also available on the IRS web site. Counties in South Dakota eligible for deferment include: Aurora, Beadle, Bennett, Bon Homme, Brookings, Brown, Brule, Buffalo, Butte, Charles Mix, Clay, Codington, Custer, Davison, Deuel, Dewey, Douglas, Fall River, Faulk, Grant, Gregory, Haakon, Hamlin, Hand, Hanson, Harding, Hughes, Hutchinson, Hyde, Jackson, Jerauld, Jones, Kingsbury, Lake, Lawrence, Lincoln, Lyman, Marshall, McCook, Meade, Mellette, Miner, Minnehaha, Moody, Pennington, Perkins, Potter, Sanborn, Shannon, Stanley, Sully, Todd, Tripp, Turner, Union, Walworth, Yankton and Ziebach.
Western 4-H Family & Consumer Science Show celebrates 50 years
As a 4-H member LaDonna McKnight competed in events at the Western 4-H Family and Consumer Science Show and Livestock Show each year. She says Western Jr. was one of the many 4-H experiences which provided her a skill set she implements to this day. “The skills I learned through 4H have been instrumental in my life and career,” said McKnight, who spent more than 20 years as a Family and Consumer Science teacher and Extension educator and currently works for the Department of Social Services in Rapid City. Today, McKnight is among the more than 30 volunteers who organized and will host the 2012 Western 4-H Family and Consumer Science Show October 12 and 13 at the Central States Fair Grounds in Rapid City. “This is my opportunity to help ensure that the Western 4-H Family and Consumer Science Show continues to thrive and grow into the future,” McKnight said. “The show has been a big part of my life as a 4-H member, extension educator and now as a volunteer.” Peter Nielson, SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Program Director says it is volunteers like McKnight that make the Western 4-H Family and Consumer Science the premier event that it is and 4-H tradition in western South Dakota. “The Western Jr. Shows blend the best of what volunteer management is within 4-H,” Nielson said. “It is because of the efforts of volunteers and Extension professionals that this show celebrates such a rich history and bright future.” Actively involved as a volunteer for several years, McKnight serves as the 2012 president of the board of directors for the Family and Consumer Science Show, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. More than 80 4-H members from across South Dakota, Wyoming and Nebraska and their more than 600 entries will make up the Family & Consumer Science Show. Students compete in a diversity of contests ranging from bread baking, place setting and a fashion revue, to meat identification, scrap book page contest and vegetable ID and judging. Competing this year from Jones
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County are Kathleen Boyle, Wyatt Walker and Chase Barnes. Along with providing 4-H members an opportunity to compete at a level beyond their county, The Western Jr. Shows also gives them chance to network with members from across a tri-state area. Connecting with old friends is an opportunity which McKnight still relishes. “I remember looking forward to seeing my friends each year during Western Jr. Today, I see that same excitement as 4-H members reunite with friends they met at the show last year,” McKnight said. To celebrate the Family and Consumer Science Show's 50 year anniversary, a reunion will be held during Western Jr. Shows. A supper will be held Thursday evening to honor the Snyder Family. Friday there will be an Alumni Showmanship Contest and an ice cream social with a short program to celebrate the Golden Diamond Anniversary of both the Western 4-H Family and Consumer Science Show and the Western Jr. Livestock Show. Former and current participants, sponsors, and volunteers past and present are all invited to attend the celebration over the weekend. Alumni are invited to bring in previous exhibits, photos and memories to share and display over the weekend. Along with the Family and Consumer Science Show, Western Jr. also hosts a Livestock Show. Youth interested in participating in the Western 4-H FCS Show can register at http://www.westernjuniorlivestock.com at your local Extension Office or, the day of the event. Rules and more information is available at your local County Extension Office or by calling LaDonna McKnight at 605-8909739.
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Although prairie dogs currently inhabit a small percentage of their original range, they can severely reduce the available grazing in areas where they are established. The reduction in grazing becomes particularly noticeable in dry years, as grass production is significantly less than years with good rainfall. There are biological, cultural and mechanical methods of control that can be used to help manage prairie dogs, but producers generally rely most heavily on chemical (baits and fumigants) control methods. Zinc phosphide has been the bait control option for many years, with aluminum phosphide and gas cartridges providing the fumigant options. Rozol was approved for a brief time in South Dakota, and after being removed from the registered products for prairie dog control, will again be allowed beginning October 1, 2012. If you are planning to apply Rozol, it’s important to know that there are some key label changes from the previous period when it was registered in South Dakota. The treatment period is now OctoControlling Prairie Dogs
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ber 1 to March 15, with no mention of “spring green-up”. According to the current label, the applicator must return to the site within four days after the bait application, and at one to two day intervals to collect and properly dispose of any bait or dead and dying prairie dogs found on the surface. These inspections must continue for at least two weeks, but longer if carcasses are still being found. The label outlines specific requirements for conducting the inspections and disposing of the bait and dead or dying prairie dogs and other information. The Rozol label must be included when buying the product, and can be accessed online at: http://www.cdms.net/LDat/ld98B0 10.pdf. South Dakota’s Rank in United States Agriculture
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The prairie is currently giving its last “Hurrah!” before winter, and it’s putting on quite a nice show. The cottonwoods along the river, anyway, catch your eye with a good assortment of yellows and oranges. The trees in the draws and creeks have more variety since there are more kinds of trees there than along the river. Elm trees, of course, have no sense of time. They seldom turn a pretty color. They instead prefer to wait until a hard frost turns the leaves brown after which they slowly drop them. Ash trees, though, like to adorn themselves with bright yellow before going naked over a short span of time and settling in for dormancy. Some of my favorite fall foliage is on those trees and plants that turn red. We don’t have many actual trees which do that, and I think you may have to go to New England or some other remote place to see a lot of it. We do, however, have ivy that climbs trees and whatnot and turns a brilliant red in the fall. It does that quite early in the season and seems to be a red-flag signal for all the other plants that winter is coming and it’s time to get ready. There are some smaller shrubs in the draws that also turn red although most of those have a rusty hew and not the scarlet or flat-out red. I am not much of an authority on brushy plants that don’t produce edible fruit, but my dad used to call some of them skunkberries. I have no idea if that is a proper name for those short bushes, but that’s what I call them. They have berries, sure enough, but you’d have to be nutty to sample them. Wild critters don’t eat them which gives you some idea of their worth as food. The late-season prairie flowers are also hanging in there although they are somewhat stunted in this dry old year. I notice sunflowers, of course, that haven’t quite given it up yet, but yellow gumweeds give no indication that they are in any way lacking moisture. Looking at them might give you the idea that we’ve had recent rains. We haven’t, but you wouldn’t know it by inspecting gumweeds. I especially noticed how they line the highways the other day after bees started smashing against my windshield. I had seen the hives by the road and wondered where on earth the bees were finding anything to interest them. I scanned the prairie and saw nothing but brown. There certainly was no clover or alfalfa that was still green. Then I saw the gumweeds all along the road. “Ah,” I thought. “That’s where the bees are going.” According to beekeeper friend, Chris, gumweeds do not make ideal honey, but I suppose they do provide good enough food for the bees themselves which can’t be all bad. The other normal fall flowers are around too. There are those clumps of white posies which I call asters although I’m not sure that is accurate. Most of them are stunted but still trying. The goldenrod seems particularly brilliant this year. I was stomping down a draw the other day to get rid of a couple of pails of stuff I’d cleaned out of the freezer above the refrigerator. That contraption had quit working properly and thawed everything out. Most of it should have been tossed a while ago, but you know how that goes with freezers. Still, although it didn’t smell bad, I no longer trusted it and decided to throw it out. Anyway, on the way back to the house, I saw this big, although short, clump of goldenrod. It was eyecatching to say the least. I was almost glad I’d had to make the disposal run down the draw so I didn’t miss that flower patch. I didn’t stop to smell them since they’ve been known to make people sneeze, but they were nice to look at. Then we come to yucca plants. They, too, show no signs of drought. They are about the only green dotting the landscape, and, since we have tons of them on the hills of our rolling ranch, they do give you hope. Yuccas, in fact, seem to do better in dry years than wet. They flourish. They even flower more heavily in dry springs than wet. I guess you have to be a cactus to enjoy drought. So, the prairie is telling us that winter cometh. I suppose I’d better get ready. Shoot! That can wait a bit. Instead, I think I’ll go down to the creek or spring and find me a log to sit on under the canopy of colorful leaves. There I’ll just enjoy my golden world and bask in its brilliance. There’s no point in worrying when you can instead surrender yourself to beauty. Postscript: Got some rain on Sunday. Nice!
The USDA National Ag Statistics Service reports that in 2011, South Dakota ranked first in alfalfa hay, all hay, bison and sunflower seed production. The sunflower seed production ranking may be temporary, as North Dakota’s acreage was down substantially in 2011 because of wet planting con-
ditions. South Dakota also ranked third in flaxseed, honey, and proso millet production, as well as lambs born. The Rushmore state came in fourth in oat and sorghum for grain production, and fifth for beef cows that have calved and land in farms and ranches. Included in the sixth place ranking were all sheep and lambs, all wheat production, calves born, corn for grain, durum wheat, heifers 500 pounds and over, market sheep and lambs, other spring wheat production and winter wheat production. Falling into the seventh place category was harvested acreage of principal crops, and steers 500 pounds and over, while the eighth place included all cattle and calves, cattle and calves on feed, and soybean production. Finally, South Dakota ranked ninth in all other hay production and pigs born. For more information, visit: http://www.nass.usda.gov/sd/. 10/16-18/2012 – SDSU Extension Annual Conference, Brookings, SD Calendar
Extension estate planning and farm transition conferences set for Philip
Lemmon and Philip will be the sites for a series of SDSU Extension training sessions which will focus on estate planning. Sustaining the Legacy conferences also help people who seek transition of their farm or ranch from one family member to another. Extension staff and industry professionals will help participants develop the tools they need in order to face estate-planning challenges with less stress. The sessions will be hosted in: •Lemmon-October 22, 23, 29 and 30 at the SDSU Regional Extension Center, 408 8th Street West •Philip-October 25, 26, November 1 and 2 at the Bad River Senior Center, 123 E US Hwy 14 The training costs $75 per person. Registration is required by October 15. The registration form and more information can be found at www.igrow.org. “Each session is filled with important information that can help farm and ranch families address questions they may face as parents or grandparents get older and consider their legacy,” said Gessner, who is organizing the conferences. “Producers have told me that the value of this program was $1 million, due to the changes they made to their estate plan and the reduction of potential estate taxes.” Each day of the four-day program is full of tools and how-to information families can use to create and implement their individualized plan, no matter how big or small the operation. Topics for the sessions cover communication styles, business structures, goals, asset distribution, wills and probate, retirement planning and funding, fair versus equal distribution, tax implications for the operation, life insurance, longterm care insurance, trusts, and other topics as determined by the audiences. “Many of the past participants have utilized the information from the conference to reduce potential estate taxes and ensure that their operation is passed down to the next generation in a smooth, hassle free transition,” Gessner said. All family members are encouraged to attend the sessions. Both on- and off-farm heirs are invited to learn about the tools and participate in the discussions. “Past participants have used this conference to interview attorneys and insurance agents while they are presenting the basics of using the many tools available to them,” Gessner said. “If you are making plans to retire or becoming a partner in the operation, or if you own farm or ranch assets, this
program is a great start for you. Our goal is to give you the tools to develop your estate plan and the motivation to get started, combined with some gentle nudging that keeps you moving forward with the process.” Partial funding for this program is provided by the South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council. “SDR&PC is proud to be one of the sponsors for this year’s estate planning workshops. With rising land values and profit margins, estate planning has never been more important,” said Doug Hanson, a SDSRPC board member and a past participant of the conference. “My wife and I have attended these workshops in the past and have found them very informative.” Call Gessner at her Sioux Falls Regional Extension office with questions at 605-782-3290, or email her at this address: heather.gessner@sdstate.edu.
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The Department of Revenue, Division of Motor Vehicles is implementing an Electronic Lien and Title system (ELT) on October, 1. Under the ELT system, motor vehicle lien recordings and title applications processed on and after October 1 that denote a lien will not be issued a paper title document. The title document will be retained electronically in the state’s data base. A paper motor vehicle title certificate will be printed when the lien is released. “The Division continues to look for effective, efficient ways to serve the citizens of South Dakota,” said Division of Motor Vehicles Director Deb Hillmer. “Implementing the ELT system will provide advantages to our industry partners as well as individuals in the notation and release of liens, such as a reduction in duplicate titles and quicker receipt of title upon lien payoff.” South Dakota will join a number of other states that have
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already implemented ELT. According to Hillmer, lenders recording a motor vehicle lien have the option to utilize an approved third party provider that will provide the lender with electronic notices of title and lien when the motor vehicle record is processed in the state system. Participating lenders will also release a lien electronically through its provider. Upon receipt of the electronic lien release, the title will be printed and mailed to the motor vehicle owner, unless directed otherwise by the lender. Lenders that do not participate through a third party provider can obtain access to search the state’s title system to verify title and lien records. Lienholder information, title brands, and other public motor vehicle information can be accessed through the SDcars system at www.sdcars.org by entering a valid motor vehicle VIN in the “VIN √” option. Additional information on the electronic lien and title system
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Saturday & Sunday, October 20 & 21 Pheasant Opener 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. ~ Ambulance Shed
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and the list of approved third party providers is available online at http://www.state.sd.us/drr2/ motorvehicle/ELT.htm. If you have questions regarding electronic lien and titles, contact the South Dakota Division of Motor Vehicles at 605.773.3541.
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LAND AUCTION: 230+/- Acres Gregory County, Cropland and Grassland, 12 miles northwest of Burke, SD, October 26th , 2012. Call Dakota Properties, Todd Schuetzle, Auctioneer, 605-2803115, www.DakotaProperties. com. NOW IS THE CHANCE to buy a well established & successful business in the State Capitol of BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY
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POSITION OPEN: POLICE OFFICER (full-time): The City of Platte, S.D. (population 1,230) is seeking full-time law enforcement officer. Successful candidate must be willing and able to work independently under the direction of Chief. Wages DOQ & DOE. Statewide L.E.T. applications accepted. Interested applicants should call Chief Brandon Semmler at (605) 337-2144. Please send application and resume to: City of Platte, PO Box 236, Platte, SD 57369. Applications accepted from Sept. 19, 2012 through Oct. 10, 2012. The City of Platte is an EOE. Shauna Meyerink, City Finance Officer.
CAREGIVER/AIDE: Part time position available in the Murdo area assisting elderly and disabled individuals in the comfort of their own homes. Will assist with basic cleaning, laundry, meal prep, personal cares and other tasks which allow independence. Flexible schedules and great supplemental income. Please contact the office (605) 224-2273 or 1-800-899-2578. Be sure to check out our web site at homecareservicessd.com. M39-4tc UMC PRAIRIE HOME LADIES Bazaar and supper, October 7, 5:00-7:00, Draper Auditorium. Beef, turkey, dressing and trimmings. M40-1tp
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Call Larry Freier at
No need to relocate
KTC CONSTRUCTION seeks employees, both part-time and full-time. Excellent pay/benefits! Underground plumbing, digging, trenching, operating equipment. Willing to train. Submit resumes to rodb@kennebectelephone.com. Questions, call 605-869-2220.
DOUGLAS COUNTY COMMISSION is taking applications for full- time Douglas County Highway Superintendent. Must have valid Class A Driver’s License. Experience in road/bridge construction/maintenance preferred. For application contact: Douglas County Auditor (605) 724-2423.
HUNTING POTENTIAL LODGE or hospitality location. 4800 sq ft former bar/restaurant with full kitchen, restrooms, tables. Plenty of parking. Located next to the Vivian Coffee Cup. Triple net lease. Call 605-690-5408 for more information. M40-4tp
For Sale
$1500.00 SIGN-ON BONUS! EXP. OTR Drivers, TBI, 33¢/34¢, $375 mo., health ins., credit, 03¢ safety bonus, Call Joe for details, 800.456.1024, joe@tbitruck.com.
Business & Professional Directory
Call: 605-669-2271 Fax: 605-669-2744
If you’re moving or have a change of address, please let us know as soon as possible to ensure timely delivery of your Murdo Coyote!
Address Change?
Rent This Space $4.25 a week/ minimum 3 mos.
Ranchland Drug
• Nightly Deliveries to Murdo • Senior Citizen’s Discount
and Seamless Gutters
Allen Heiman – Owner
We would like to extend a very huge thank you to the 16 fire departments, friends, neighbors and others who helped extinguish the devastating fire of September 19 on our ranch and some of our neighbors. Additional thanks to the Murdo Fire Department for returning for several days checking for hot spots and Larry and Chauncey for helping put out bale stacks the next day. Another special thanks to the people in the community who provided food and drinks for the firemen that night and for the Murdo Ambulance for being available in case your services were needed. Thanks also for the calls, prayers and offers of help during these unfortunate circumstances. Herman and Jewell Bork Landon and Trisha Bork Bob, Dianne and Matthew Bork Thank you to the Draper Fire Department and neighbors who used their equipment, etc., to help fight the fire in our stackyard. Your assistance was greatly appreciated. Thank you again! Paul and Katherine Patterson A heartfelt thanks to all those who helped me celebrate my 90th! I treasure each greeting – they will all be my 2012 keepsakes!! Marie Addison
Thank You
Located in White River, S.D.
P.O. Box 433 Presho, S.D. 57568-0433 Phone: (605) 895-9644 Cell: (605) 730-5634
Variety of Colors Free Estimates
New Life Home, Inc.
Residential Living Center
24–Hour Care Home–Like Atmosphere
203 W. Hwy. 16, Presho, S.D. • 605-895-2602
• Aerial & Ground Application • Chemical & Fertilizer Sales • GPS Equipped
Tires & Service ~ 605-669-2077 Exit 191 ~ Murdo SD
Venard Inc
The M URDO C OYOTE will print your engagement and wedding announcement
605-669-2121 Clinic J.S. McNeely 605-669-2553 Home RN, CFNP dba Jones County Clinic
609 Garfield Ave., Murdo, SD 57559
Murdo, Martin & White River
Your Full Service Lumber and Hardware Store
105 E. 2nd Street • PO Box 108 • Murdo, SD 57559 Phone: (605) 669-2201 • Fax: (605) 669-2450 Dennis and Kevin Moore
Send your information to mcoyote@gwtc.net
Dan: 605-259-3134 Charlie: 605-452-3311
Family owned and operated – Our family serving your family
Low–Income Housing 1 & 2 bedroom apartments Income–based rent Includes light, heat, water and garbage pickup
Murdo Housing & Redevelopment
H ildebrand S teel & C oncrete
Contact us for ALL types of concrete work!
Murdo Nutrition Program Menu
October 8 Hamburger Gravy over Biscuit Hash Brown Patties Stewed Tomatoes Vanilla Pudding w/ Fruit October 9 Roast Pork Sweet Potatoes Broccoli-Cauliflower Mix Bread Baked Apple Slices October 10 Beef & Noodles Seasoned Carrots Tossed Salad Bread Plums October 11 Oven Fried Chicken Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Sliced Beets Dinner Roll Apricots October 12 Chili or Alternate Fruity Slaw Cinnamon Roll Pears
Jerry Hildebrand Cell: 605.488.0291
Rich Hildebrand Cell 605.431.2226
Office: 605-837-2621 Toll Free: 1-877-867-4185
Equal Housing Opportunity
Daryl & Scott Isburg, Funeral Directors
Concrete Redi–Mix
Family Dentistry
James C. Szana, DDS
Murdo Health Center Wednesday & Thursday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Rent This Space $4.25 a week/ minimum 3 mos.
24-Hour Service Light to Heavy Duty Towing Repairs Domestic Cars & Trucks
Phone: (605) 669-2075 Murdo, S.D.
(605) 869-2150
Cell: 605-222-0317 • Pierre, S.D. E-mail: darrenboylesales@pie.midco.net Website: www.darrenboylesales.com
New & Used Farm Equipment REA Seeds
Darren Boyle Sales

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