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Number 37
Volume 107
September 12, 2013
MoneyGram to return
money to eligible consumers
Attorney General Marty Jack-
ley announces that a settlement
has been entered with Money-
Gram International, Inc. (Money-
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MoneyGram customers eligible to
receive funds back. MoneyGram
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the United States or Canada.
•Lost money because of fraud -
the customer must have been
defrauded into sending the
money i.e. promising victims they
would receive a large cash prize,
purchasing high-ticket items for
sale at discounted rates over the
internet and never receiving or
secret shopper scams.
Claim letters were mailed to
known victims in July of 2013. If
consumers did not receive a peti-
tion letter and you lost money as
a result of the MoneyGram
schemes between the designated
time frames from 2004 through
2009, and believe you are a vic-
tim, you will need to complete
and submit a Remission Form
that has to be postmarked no
later than November 15, 2013.
The following contact informa-
tion should be used to obtain the
Remission Form:
Toll-free number (United States
Only): 877-282-2610
If you have any additional
questions regarding this agree-
ment, contact the Attorney Gen-
eral’s Consumer Protection Divi-
sion at 1-800-300-1986 or at con-
Lady Coyotes start volleyball season strong
City council considers code enforcement officer
County commissioners discuss
Silver Valley Road addresses
Madison Mathews (8) sets up Rachel Buxcel during the Lady Coyote volleyball season opener in Wall on Tuesday, September 3. The Coyotes won, (25-17) (25-21) (25-27) (24-26) (15-9).
The Coyotes went to Gregory for a tournament Saturday, September 7 and came home with second place. They played Cody-Kilgore, NE first and won (25-10) (25-21). They then defeated
Gregory (25-23) (25-19). They met Bon Homme for the championship game and lost (13-25) (12-25).
Farmers Union in Murdo was granted an easement to install a line from the gas pumps
to the newly installed storage tanks on the east side of their property.
Pennington County Currant
by Karlee Moore
The Murdo City Council had a lengthy dis-
cussion about the addition of a code enforce-
ment officer to the city’s staff.
Kelcy Iwan spoke to the board about the
nuisance of barking dogs in her neighbor-
hood. She said she has called law enforce-
ment and spoken to neighbors but the prob-
lem persists.
Esmay said a code enforcement officer
would be able to alleviate this problem, as
well as other city code violations, by having
the authority to ticket and fine residents who
are breaking city codes.
Charlie Buxcel joined the meeting to dis-
cuss complaints submitted about his trailer
court on the northwest side of town. Com-
plaints included the issue of a private dump-
ing area being visible and a trailer not follow-
ing the new trailer house ordinance.
Buxcel had been served a letter requesting
that the trailer be brought up to the city’s
ordinance qualifications. Jost said that the
trailer is a hazard as it needs to be leveled
and skirted. Buxcel told the board that the
trailer was manufactured in 1978. Waddell
told Buxcel to verify the date, because if it is
older than 1978 and since it does not have a
peaked roof, it would not be up to federal
code. The board gave Buxcel until the next
city council meeting to come up with a plan
for the trailer.
Other business discussed at meeting:
•Approved senior class request for white
•Building permits for the following were
•Terry Van Dam: replace roof on
Catholic church and rectory and fix
basement wall
•Jill Abourezk: Post office repairs
•Bub Baker: tear down two houses
on Kennedy Avenue
•Agreed to auction hay from North Dam
by Karlee Moore
Silver Valley Road was an important topic
in the Tuesday, September 3 Jones County
Commissioners meeting. Register of Deeds
Terri Volmer approached the commissioners
about a new business needing an address on
Silver Valley Road. Volmer said this is an issue
because technically, the business needs a 911
Volmer said naming the road Silver Valley
Road in the first place defeats the purpose of
the 911 street system and the street should be
a numbered street. She also said that techni-
cally, Bruce and Karen Royer do not live on
Silver Valley Road, although they have a Sil-
ver Valley Road address. Volmer told the board
that she would speak with Royer to make sure
he is okay with changing his address.
Other business discussed during meeting:
•Met with Legislative Audit to discuss dis-
•Jones County hosts Fort Randall Reser-
voir meeting in November
•Request quote from Hildebrand for front
step at court house
•Changed mobile homes to real estate
instead of requiring that they be registered
•Adopted annual budget
Photo by Karlee Moore
Jones County News Murdo Coyote • September 12, 2013 • 2
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Charlie and Susan Hamer
brought Brad Louder home last
Wednesday following his stay in
a Sioux Falls hospital for colon
surgery. He is recuperating at
home. Speedy recovery, Brad. Lill
Seamans visited Brad and
Dorothy Louder on Friday.
Visitors at the Eldon and
Esther Magnuson home last
week were: Marvin Feddersen on
Tuesday morning; Nelva and
Janet Louder on Wednesday
evening; Ray and Janice Pike on
Thursday afternoon. On Friday
Eldon and Esther went to Pierre
with Esther being the driver.
Eldon had a checkup and daugh-
ter Kathie Mason had therapy on
her knee. On Saturday Shelley
Boehmer and daughter Crystal
were there for lunch and spent
the afternoon. To sum it up,
Eldon is doing well following his
bout with pneumonia. Get well
soon, Eldon.
Brian and Linda Vik stopped
for a visit Sunday at the parental
Ray and Shirley Vik home. They
were on their way home to Bar-
nesville, Minn., after spending
time in Rapid City with Linda's
Alice Horsley and Rose Elrod
had supper together on Labor
Day at a Murdo cafe. Pastor Rick
called on Alice on Saturday and
Marcie Schmidt visited on Sun-
day of that week.
The suicide awareness
walk/run held at Hilger's Gulch
in Pierre Saturday was well
attended. From here Terri and
Tana Volmer took part. The Mag-
nuson's grandson, Tayler Owens,
came in first. His mom, Lori, was
also in the race.
Nelva and Janet Louder left
for the hills again on Friday. In
the afternoon they visited Sonny
and Evelyn Tornow over coffee
and cookies. That evening sons
Brian and Jay joined them for a
pizza supper at Don and Cara
Pearson's. Saturday morning a
bridal shower was held for their
granddaughter, bride-to-be Calli
Pearson, hosted by her brides-
maids and family members. All
enjoyed a brunch of egg bake,
assorted rolls, donuts, muffins,
fruits, etc. This was followed
with games, one of which took
lots of toilet tissue to see who
could make the best wedding
dress. Following that Calli
opened her very nice and useful
gifts. Bridesmaids Taylor Patrick
and Courtney Chester (Vivian
gals) came from their studies at
Vermillion and Brookings. There
for the shower was mom Cara,
Grandma Janet, Aunt Linda,
soon to be mother-in-law Julie,
other relatives and friends, plus
two more bridesmaids. Casey
Miller joined the guys and his
fiance Monica joined the women.
Calli had her bachelorette party
that evening (no grandmas or
moms allowed!). Sunday on the
way home Nelva and Janet went
through the Badlands – been a
long time since they'd been there.
There were lots of tourists and
lots of prairie dogs! Still a won-
derful sight.
Nelva and Janet Louder
stopped in Kadoka and visited
Dwight Louder and then to
Deanna Byrd's for a visit with
her and the Stone family, and
then home.
A Make-A-Wish fundraiser
was held at the Draper auditori-
um on Saturday evening. Unfor-
tunately Nelva and Janet Louder
were gone and Janet didn't get to
catch up with Amanda Henrichs,
who headed it up. So Janet will
try to find out more about it and
give a report next week. Aman-
da's siblings: Kayla and Jeremy
Hoag and girls, Jaime Schmidt
and friend Shawn, all of
Aberdeen; and Brady Schmidt of
Brookings were back for it and
spent the weekend with parents
Tony and Kim Schmidt.
Wanda Mathews traveled to
Minnesota last Friday to the
home of Troy and Jody Iverson
and boys. On Saturday she
watched grandson Mason play
his first football game. She
returned home Sunday evening.
Happy anniversary on Sep-
tember 14 to Alex and Jean
Freier and happy birthday to
Alex on September 17.
Rosa Lee Styles left Sunday
morning for Hill City to the home
of Larry and Jenette Styles. She
joined them for brunch and a
time of visiting. In the afternoon
she went to Rapid City to Jim
and Shellie Terwilliger's. There
she got in on a little rain and
hail. Later they went for pizza,
but it hadn't rained in that area.
She spent the night, kept a doc-
tor appointment on Monday and
then home.
David and Jill Venard's home
was the scene of a party/cupcake
war (no, they didn't throw them,
that's what you would think
though) on Sunday. They divided
into teams of two and they had to
have two kinds of cupcakes. The
teams were: Suzie Tucker and
Casey Fairbanks; Terri and Tana
Volmer; Katie Venard and Beth
Van Dam; and Jill Venard and
Lenae Tucker. Judges were: Don
and Mary Heib; David Venard;
Nick Van Dam; Jessie Tucker;
Dean Volmer; Jacey and Jadyn
Jensen. They judged on looks,
moisture, taste, etc. The winners
were Suzie and Casey. Not sure
what the prize was....cupcakes?
I'm thinking with husbands judg-
ing, you would have to pick your
wife's cupcakes, wouldn't you?
Following this all enjoyed a bar-
becue supper, but no one was
interested in dessert. Sounded
like a sweet afternoon.
Linda Kerns hit the "75" mark
on Monday, September 9. Happy
birthday, Linda.
Gene Cressy ended up in the
hospital in Pierre last week.
When they discharged him, he
and Carol stayed there for awhile
with daughter Patti. Ray and
Janice Pike visited them in the
hospital. Get well soon, Gene.
Just read in the Rapid City
paper this morning of the pass-
ing of former Draperite Paul
Styles, 75, of Whitewood. Paul
died Sunday. Paul was a class-
mate of Janet's back when. He is
the son of the late Harold and
Mary Styles. Our sympathy to
the family.
Bill and Ellen Valburg trav-
eled to Sioux Falls on August 27
where Ellen kept a doctor’s
appointment. They stayed the
night with Flying Farmer friends
Earle and Connie Geide at Hart-
ford, returning home the next
Jeff and Kristi Vlietstra, Will
and Walker of Rapid City, and
Jeff ’s mother, Barb Vlietstra of
Stickney, spent Labor Day week-
end at the Valburg Ranch. Bill,
Ellen and Kristi attended the
Rust/Hullinger wedding on Sat-
urday night; the rest of the fami-
ly came in and joined them at the
reception. They all departed for
home Monday afternoon.
Bob and Marilyn Iverson were
Sunday dinner guests of Bill and
Ellen Valburg, celebrating Mari-
lyn’s birthday. Once again, she’s
the same age as Ellen.
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the final report of the housing assessment for Murdo. The public meet-
ing will be held at the Turner Community Center at 7 p.m.
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East Side News
by Janet Louder • 669-2696
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:
Aug. 26
Deputy Sylva responded to a
report of debris on I-90,
mm196. The debris was removed
from the roadway.
Deputy Sylva investigated a
traffic accident at the Pilot
Travel Center in Murdo.
Deputy Sylva responded to a
911 hang up call in Murdo.
The call was traced to an address
that does not exist.
Aug. 28
Deputy Sylva responded to a
traffic complaint on I-90,
mm215. Unable to locate.
Aug. 29
Sheriff Weber responded to a
report of a tire on the road-
way on I-90, mm190. The tire
was removed.
Sheriff Weber responded to a
motorist assist on I-90,
mm191. A semi was having
brake issues. The driver fixed the
Sheriff Weber checked on a
suspicious subject in Murdo.
He checked out okay and later
found a ride out of town.
Aug. 30
Deputy Sylva resolved a civil
issue between two Jones Co.
residents regarding the haying
of a section line.
Deputy Sylva assisted in
resolving a custody issue with
a child in Murdo.
Deputy Sylva responded to a
motorist assist on I-90,
mm208. Owner fixed problem
and drove away.
Deputy Sylva investigated a
vandalism report to property
in Murdo. The incident is still
under investigation.
Deputy Sylva responded to a
car vs. deer accident on I-90,
mm185. The vehicle was towed
Aug. 31
Sheriff Weber received a report
from a subject that stated that
the Mexican Mafia was in
Murdo and they were after him.
No one was located matching his
description. The subject was
escorted out of town and drove
south on US Hwy. 83.
Sept. 1
Sheriff Weber responded to a
report of debris on I-90,
mm209. Unable to locate.
Sept. 2
Sheriff Weber responded to a
report of a semi driving
erratic on I-90, mm186. Unable
to catch up to semi, passed the
information on to Jackson Co.
Sheriff Weber responded to a
report of someone burning
trash in Murdo on a city
street. The Murdo Fire Dept.
checked on fire. The subject was
advised to stop burning and then
he cleaned up the mess.
Sheriff Weber responded to a
report of a vehicle speeding on
I-90 with a small child sitting
in their lap. The vehicle was
located and observed not to be
speeding and the child was in a
car seat.
Sept. 3
Deputy Sylva responded to a
911 misdial in Murdo. Every-
thing was okay.
Deputy Sylva checked on an
abandoned vehicle on I-90,
mm186. The vehicle had a flat
tire and was later removed after
being there all day.
Deputy Sylva received a traf-
fic complaint that was found to
be south of Ft. Pierre on US Hwy
83, not south of Murdo.
Deputy Sylva responded to a
motorist assist on US Hwy 83,
mm59. Unable to locate.
Deputy Sylva responded to a
motorist assist on US Hwy 83,
mm65. A vehicle had two flat
tires. Roadside assistance was
called to fix the tires.
Deputy Sylva responded to a
report of two subjects walking
on I-90, mm190. Unable to
Sept. 4
Deputy Sylva responded to a
report of a subject that was
possibly trashing an apart-
ment in Murdo. The subject
was located and ran away. The
subject violated conditions of a
court ordered release. A warrant
is being requested on the subject.
Nothing was damaged in the
Deputy Sylva and Sheriff
Weber responded to a report of
an unruly student that had
left the school. The student was
located and turned over to the
Sheriff Weber responded to a
report of a subject laying on
the shoulder of US Hwy 83,
mm 56. Unable to locate.
Sheriff Weber transported a
transient from Murdo to the
Mellette Co. line and turned
him over to Mellette Co. Deputy.
Deputy Sylva responded to a
report of a vehicle in the ditch
on a county road north west
of Draper. The vehicle had slid
in to the ditch and the driver was
cited for careless driving.
Sheriff Weber responded to a
report of a cow on I-90,
mm209. The cow was put back in
a pasture and the owner was
Sept. 6
Sheriff Weber responded to
and removed a tire off of I-90,
Sept. 7
Deputy Sylva responded to and
wrote a report for a car vs. deer
accident that occurred on a
rural Jones Co. road.
Deputy Sylva responded to a
report of two transients on I-
90, mm208. Unable to locate.
Jones County Sheriff’s Report
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Church and Community
Murdo Coyote • September 12, 2013 • 3
Catholic Church of St. Martin
502 E. Second St., Murdo, S.D. • Father Gary Oreshoski
Saturday Mass: 6 p.m.
St. Anthony’s Catholic Church
Draper, S.D. • Father Gary Oreshoski
Sunday Mass: 8:30 a.m.
Draper United Methodist Church
Pastor Rick Hazen
Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.
Murdo United Methodist Church
Pastor Rick Hazen • Corner of E. 2nd and Jefferson Ave.
Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m. and Fellowship Time • Sunday School: 10:30 a.m.
United Methodist Women: 1st Wednesday at 2 p.m. • ALL WELCOME!
Okaton Evangelical Free Church
Okaton I–90 Exit 183 • Pastor Gary McCubbin • 605–837–2233 (Kadoka)
Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. (CT) • Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. (CT)
Messiah Lutheran Church
308 Cedar, Murdo, S.D. • Pastor Ray Greenseth
Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. • Sunday School: 10 a.m. • Bible Study: Tuesday 7 a.m.
Thursday 9:30 a.m. • Midweek: Wednesday 3:15 p.m.
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
Draper, S.D. • Pastor Ray Greenseth
Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. • Bible Study: Wednesday 9 a.m.
Community Bible Church
410 Washington, Murdo, S.D. • Pastor Alvin Gwin • 669–2600
Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. • Sunday School: 9:45 a.m.
Wed. Night Bible Study: 7 p.m.
Best Western
First National
669–2414 • Member F.D.I.C.
PHONE: 669–2271 FAX: 669–2744
Super 8
Dakota Prairie
Draper and Presho
669–2401 • Member F.D.I.C.
Some golden daybreak the trump is going to sound and the dead in Christ shall rise first and we who are alive and remain shall be caught up to meet
the Lord in the air. Then: “We must all appear before the Judgment Seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to
that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men…” (II Cor. 5:10,11).
When I stand at the Judgment Seat of Christ And He shows me His plan for me;
The plan of my life as it might have been Had He had His way, and I see
How I blocked Him here and checked Him there And I would not yield my will,
Shall I see grief in my Savior’s eyes; Grief though He loves me still?
Oh, He’d have me rich, and I stand there poor, Stripped of all but His grace,
While my memory runs like a hunted thing Down the paths I can’t retrace.
Then my desolate heart will well-nigh break With tears that I cannot shed.
I’ll cover my face with my empty hands And bow my uncrowned head.
No! Lord of the years that are left to me I yield them to Thy hand.
Take me, make me, mold me To the pattern Thou hast planned.
—Author Unknown
May God give us the strength to redeem the time wisely. Only one life; ’twill soon be past. Only what’s done for Christ will last.
Two minutes with the bible
ly, after one summer persisted in
being extremely warm and not
cooling down much at night, we
broke down and got a big window
air conditioner. That made life a
lot simpler although we still
tended to turn the machine off at
night and open the windows.
At least two of our neighbors
had another way of dealing with
summer heat. They mostly lived
in their basements. Basements,
as you probably know, stay cooler
in the summer and warmer in
the winter due to being well insu-
lated by the dirt that surrounds
them outside. Both families that
routinely lived in their base-
ments had upper stories that
could be used but seldom were.
They had kitchen appliances and
sinks both in the basement and
on the next floor up. The second
generation tended to move
upstairs and install air condi-
tioners, but the older set was
completely content with living in
their basements and saw no real
need for change.
As a kid, I hung out in our base-
ment quite a bit on hot summer
days. We had a bed and chairs
down there although no kitchen
equipment. There was also a
good supply of books and maga-
zines. Sometimes my dog joined
me in enjoying the coolness when
I thought she was panting too
much and getting too warm out-
side. She learned fairly quickly
that it was nicer downstairs than
outside on hot days and was glad
to keep me company.
So, there you have the saga of
air conditioners and capacitors.
With fall and winter drawing
nigh, we may not have to worry
about either of those things for a
little while, but, if we do, I know
how to handle it. I’ll just call
Brian and have him come over.
He knows all about air condition-
ers and capacitors, and, better
yet, knows how to deal with them
when they go bad. I’ve added his
number to speed dial on my cell
phone. It’s comforting to have
help only a phone call away.
Capacitors are useful things to
have around. For lack of a good
one, for instance, your air condi-
tioner may hum and try to kick
in, but not be able to. As a result,
on a hundred-degree day like Fri-
day, (Okay, okay, it only got to 99.
Let’s not exaggerate.) your house
may be a bit uncomfortable at 85
to 88. If you sit very quietly
under a fan, that isn’t too bad. If
you exert yourself in any way,
though, you’re going to sweat and
maybe quite a bit.
It was therefore a relief when
Brian arrived with a new capaci-
tor, installed it, and got us going
again. Wife Corinne and I don’t
like it when it’s too hot inside,
but we can sort of deal with it.
Son Chance, though, may have
more trouble than we do since
heat affects his myasthenia
gravis and can cause it to flare
up. All of us, naturally, appreci-
ate cooler environs.
Capacitors, in case you aren’t
familiar with them, come in
many shapes and sizes. The one
Brian replaced was about the
size of a pop can although not
quite as tall and maybe a little
bigger around. It had little elec-
trical connectors on the top.
When Corinne asked what
repairs had been made, I told her
what Brian had told me about
the capacitor going bad. As I
expected, this didn’t actually
explain much of anything to my
frau since electrical widgets
aren’t her thing. It didn’t actual-
ly explain all that much to me
either except in a vague sort of
way. Later we looked capacitors
up and found they store energy
in an electric field and can stabi-
lize voltage and power flow. We
weren’t a lot wiser for this new
information either, but that does-
n’t really matter if we’re not in
the business of fiddling with elec-
trical circuits and the like which
I certainly am not. I leave that to
individuals who know how to
deal with such things without
getting themselves fried by stray
bolts of electricity. Suffice it to
say that a defective capacitor will
bring things to a halt, and a good
one will allow you to get on with
What saved us somewhat on
Friday was that I reverted to my
childhood on Thursday night
when the air conditioner quit
working. I threw open all the
windows and let the cool night
air in. Naturally, we had to turn
out all the lights to avoid being
swarmed by those miniscule bugs
that can squeeze through the
screens, and there were a lot of
them about. We left a TV on for
Chance and a computer for me,
but the other lights went out.
Occasionally our viewing screens
got a little buggy, but I’d just
squish the suckers and go on.
Then, before the day heated up,
the windows were slammed back
As a kid, we didn’t even have
electricity, much less air condi-
tioning. After the arrival of elec-
tricity, we still went many years
without cooling machines. Final-
Lookin’ Around
• Syd Iwan •
Jesus said, “Pray then in this
way: ‘Our Father who is in heav-
en, Hallowed be Your name. Your
kingdom come. Your will be
done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we
also have forgiven our debtors.
And do not lead us into tempta-
tion but deliver us from evil. [For
Yours is the kingdom and the
power and the glory forever.
Amen.’”] (Matthew 6:9-13
The prayer called “The Lord’s
Prayer” is a great prayer. It is a
model for all of us, showing us
how we are to pray. In the
Gospel of Matthew, Jesus teach-
es the prayer as a part of his
Sermon on the Mount discourse.
Parallel to Matthew in the
Gospel of Luke, Jesus teaches
the prayer to His disciples in
response to their request: “Lord
teach us to pray as John taught
his disciples.”
Sadly, though, some folks do
not pray “The Lord’s Prayer” at
all, whether in church with
other believers or by them-
selves, because they revert back
to Jesus’ words in Matthew 6:7
where Jesus says, “And when
you are praying, do not use
meaningless repetition as the
Gentiles do, for they suppose
they will be heard for their
many words.” The writer of
Ecclesiastes states, “Do not be
quick with your mouth, do not
be hasty in your heart to utter
anything before God. God is in
heaven and you are on earth, so
let your words be few.”
I believe that what Jesus is
saying in Matthew 6 is that for
any prayer, if it is not from the
heart, it just becomes a mean-
ingless ritual. The repetition
can become more like a hypnotic
incantation. William Barclay in
his commentary on Matthew
states: “When a [person] begins
to think more of how they are
praying than what they are
praying, their prayer dies upon
their lips.” Sadly, some of us
probably put more heart and
meaning into the secular oaths
and pledges we repeat than we
do “The Lord’s Prayer” or any
prayer. Remember, prayer is
meant to change you, not God.
How often, like the Pharisee
praying in the temple, we tell
God how good we are and fail to
pray like the tax-collector who
beat his breast and said, “Lord,
be merciful to me, a sinner!”?
When you pray, whether it’s
the Lord’s Prayer or another
prayer, don’t just say the words
without thinking about them —
don’t hurry — mean what you
say. Pray from the heart. And,
when you pray at home or in
church, if you cannot think of
anything else to say to God, pray
the Lord’s Prayer, it’s a great
prayer because, like starting a
cold engine, it might just give a
kick-start to warm-up your spir-
it. Know that the Lord’s Prayer
is a great prayer that is to be
prayed always and is a model of
how you are to pray every day.
And, keep “Praying – Until –
Something – Happens.”
P.U.S.H. Amen.
“Seizing the hope set before us”
Heb. 6:18
•Pastor Rick Hazen, United Methodist Church, Murdo and Draper•
Connie O’Bryan
Connie O’Bryan, age 63, of
Anaheim, California, formerly of
Murdo, South Dakota, died
August 20, 2013, in Anaheim.
Connie Jackson was born in
1950, in Philip, South Dakota,
the daughter of Bill and Alice
(Dietrich) Jackson. She grew up
and received her education in
Murdo, graduating from Murdo
High School in 1968. She then
moved to Minneapolis, Minneso-
ta, where she married David
Ching, and to this union were
born three sons.
Connie worked for an insur-
ance firm for many years until
her health forced her retirement
in July of 2013.
Survivors include her three
sons Craig Ching of Minneapolis,
Eric Ching of St. Paul, and Todd
Ching of Duluth; her special
friend Tom Fagen; one brother Ed
Jackson of Nebraska City,
Nebraska; her step-mother Mar-
cia Jackson of Hot Springs, and a
host of other relatives and
Connie was preceded in death
by her father Bill Jackson and
her mother Alice Dietrich.
No services are scheduled.
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The August issue of the Ameri-
can Journal of Medicine has an
article that addresses how well
patients follow medicine instruc-
tions. The study was based upon
several criteria including checks
with the pharmacy to see if the
patient had even purchased the
All of the patients in the study
had significant hypertension,
high blood cholesterol or diabetes.
They had all been prescribed
medications that were evidence-
based for their condition. Specifi-
cally, the medications that they
had been prescribed had been
shown to stop the heart attack,
stroke and kidney disease that so
commonly follows hypertension,
diabetes and high blood choles-
terol. Specifically, when a medica-
tion has been tried and demon-
strated to improve a person’s sit-
uation, the medical term is called
“evidence-based” showing that
the medication works for the
given condition.
Yet the article in the American
Journal of Medicine demonstrat-
ed that of 37,000 patients fol-
lowed in this study only half were
taking their medication by the
end of the year the prescription
had been provided. Of those not
taking the medication as pre-
scribed, the medical term to
describe this group’s behavior is
“non-compliance,” a word that is
perhaps a little more respectful
but equally descriptive is non-
adherence. Call it what you will
this group of patients were taking
their medications only half of the
This article called to mind a
gentleman I helped care for sev-
eral years ago. He was a 58-year-
old person who came to the clinic
because he had headaches. His
blood pressure was 240 millime-
ters of mercury over 140 millime-
ters of mercury. Note that a nor-
mal blood pressure is 120 over 80
or less. His blood pressure was
dangerously high. He was provid-
ed medication for pain to stop his
headaches and at the same time
was started on blood pressure
medication to get his blood pres-
sure down in the normal range.
This had to done over several
weeks time as too fast a drop in
blood pressure can cause a stroke
all by itself. He came back a week
later and his blood pressure was
better controlled, his medications
were adjusted slightly and a
month later his blood pressure
was normal. The gentleman had a
family with five children, two of
whom were in college.
He returned two months later
and his blood pressure was back
at 180 over 110. I inquired
regarding his sleep habit, his
headaches, his salt intake, the
stress level and he indicated that
none of these were a particular
problem. I then inquired about
his medications and he said that
he had stopped them. I inquired
as to why and he said he just did-
n’t believe in taking medications
long term. He felt that medica-
tions had side effects, were
expensive and they just weren’t
natural. I warned him that what
was not natural was his blood
pressure. I warned him that if he
didn’t take his medications as
prescribed, he was at a huge risk
for having a stroke at a young
age. I explained to him that one of
the uglier kinds of stroke is that
which affects the left side of the
brain and leaves the right side of
the body without movement. This
type of stroke is often associated
with the inability to speak. I
think in order to placate me, he
said yeah, yeah, yeah, he would
take his medications.
I didn’t see him for three
months and on this occasion
when he returned it was on a lit-
ter in the ambulance where his
stroke had already happened.
Unfortunately, it was a dense and
irreversible stroke just like the
one I had described to him previ-
ously. Cases like this make an
impression on a physician and
create an indelible memory. His
ability to walk and to speak or
use his right arm were lost. His
career as a farmer/rancher was
over. He could still communicate
by shaking his head in regard to
yes or no but he had no speech.
When I read the article in the
American Journal of Medicine, I
thought about this man. As it
turned out, he had stopped his
medication soon after his last
visit with me. To a series of head
shaking yes and no answers, he
indicated the excuses were just
what he said before. The medica-
tions were not natural and he did-
n’t want to take a medication long
term. As soon as his blood pres-
sure had gone down from the pre-
vious visit and his headaches
were gone, he stopped the med-
ication again.
The American pharmaceutical
industry is not perfect and its
motives for introducing a new
drug are frequently profit-direct-
ed with the hope that the medica-
tion will be effective for the given
condition being treated. But
when a new medication comes
out, there is always the first per-
son to take it. It is not until sever-
al hundred thousand have used
the medication for several years
that a good answer regarding the
safety and effectiveness of the
medication can be determined.
But even with medications that
are evidence based, generic and
cheap, some people like the gen-
tleman just described, won’t take
a medication for whatever reason
they conjure up.
It is my personal feeling that
the trust of our society for the
medical community is failing for a
variety of reasons. The point of
the article in the American Jour-
nal of Medicine was the difference
between the two groups of people
in the 37,000 that were studied.
One group did not take the med-
ications as prescribed. The other
group did. There was a 50 percent
increase in the rate of heart
attacks, stroke and kidney failure
in the group of patients who were
non-compliant (non-adherent). In
order for the evidence-based med-
ications that we have to work,
somehow our society has to
change the behavior of the half of
the population that will not take
a medication once prescribed.
Medications do not work in the
bottle. But they cut the rate of
heart attack and stroke in half
when taken as prescribed.
The Clinical View
• Dr. P.E. Hoffsten •
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5:00-6:30.Team Pictures @ each campsite by Heather Gabriel
7:00.Opening Ceremonies
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Flag Presentation ÷ Mike Kroells, Wayne Shull,
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National Anthem ÷ Megan Hoffman
Event Blessing ÷ Pastor Curtis Garland
Event Speaker ÷ Kathy Swan
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Governor seeking
interns for spring term
Jones County junior high football falls to Kadoka
Gov. Dennis Daugaard is cur-
rently seeking applications for
two spring 2014 Governor’s Office
internships in Pierre. The posi-
tions will be paid and run from
early January through May 2014.
Governor’s Office interns have
the opportunity to work at the
highest level of state government,
learning about and preparing leg-
islation to be introduced in the
next legislative session.
Interns’ duties will depend on
interests and strengths. Typical
duties will include aiding the
Governor’s general counsel, con-
ducting policy research, prepar-
ing policy briefings and staffing
the Governor, Lieutenant Gover-
nor and First Lady.
The positions are open to all
undergraduate or graduate-level
students. Preference will be given
to South Dakota residents attend-
ing South Dakota colleges or uni-
Students who are interested in
receiving credit should also apply.
The Governor’s staff is open to
working with individual universi-
ties and professors to secure cred-
it for the internship program.
Interested students should
submit a resume, cover letter and
two letters of recommendation by
October 15, via email, to
For more information on duties
or logistics, please visit
or contact Patrick Weber at
Patrick.Weber@state.sd.us or
Riley Rankin (14) rushes to the outside, attempting to avoid the Kougar defense in the second quarter of the jun-
ior high football game Monday, September 9. The Coyotes will next be in action in White River on Saturday, Sep-
tember 14 for a jamboree starting at 10:30 a.m.
Austin Olson (18) makes an attempt at running the ball in, but comes up short in the junior high football game against Kadoka Monday, September
9. The Coyotes lost to the Kougars 12-14.
Photos by Karlee Moore
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South Dakota Common Core
Standards: frequently asked questions
What are South Dakota’s
Common Core Standards?
South Dakota’s Common Core
Standards refer to a set of stan-
dards in the core subject areas of
English-language arts and math.
The standards provide a clear
and rigorous set of expectations
for what South Dakota students
(grades K-12) should know and be
able to do in each of these two
critical subject areas. The stan-
dards are shared by a number of
How are they different
from previous standards?
South Dakota has had stan-
dards in various subject areas,
including English-language arts
and math, for many years. The
new standards in English and
math are different in that they
• Deeper understanding of the
key concepts students need to
succeed as independent thinkers;
• Students’ ability to apply
knowledge to real-world situa-
• Instruction that places more
emphasis on understanding and
application, as opposed to memo-
rization and test-taking
• Richer, more authentic types
of assessment
How were the new standards
The idea to develop a shared
set of standards among the states
began as a conversation among
the nation’s governors and chief
education leaders. A group of 45
states banded together to set con-
sistent, high quality expectations.
The standards were developed by
teams of teachers, researchers
and leading education experts
from across the United States.
Each partner-state chose whether
or not to adopt the standards.
When did South Dakota
adopt the new standards?
The South Dakota Board of
Education voted to adopt the new
standards in English-language
arts and math on Nov. 29, 2010.
When will implementation of
the new standards
take place?
Teachers across the state have
begun training on how to foster
the deeper levels of understand-
ing and higher-order thinking
skills needed of students under
the new standards. The stan-
dards should be fully implement-
ed in school year 2013-14, with a
new assessment to follow in 2014-
What will the new assess-
ment look like?
The new assessment, based on
the new standards, will replace
the current Dakota STEP test.
The new test will incorporate
more short answer and construct-
ed response questions, as opposed
to the current status quo of most-
ly multiple choice questions. It is
also important to note that the
new assessment will be delivered
solely online, and districts are
already preparing for this transi-
Do students still need to
memorize math facts?
Yes. While the new math stan-
dards emphasize thorough under-
standing, (meaning students will
know how and why concepts
work) they will still require stu-
dents to perform simple calcula-
tions quickly and easily.
Does classic literature have a
place under the new English
Yes. While the new English-
language arts standards infuse
more informational text into stu-
dent reading, teachers will con-
tinue to teach literary classics as
they always have. The English-
language arts standards do not
limit reading to non-fiction but
suggest a balance between litera-
ture and non-fiction texts (for
example, the Gettysburg
Address), so students can build
knowledge and broaden their per-
spectives. This exposure to infor-
mational text will help students
be prepared for the type of read-
ing they will encounter in the
Is there federal money
attached to the adoption of
Common Core?
The Common Core is not feder-
ally mandated, and South Dakota
did not receive any federal money
tied to adoption of the new stan-
I’ve heard that the Common
Core dictates curriculum for
local school districts. Is that
No. The new standards in Eng-
lish-language arts and math are
not curriculum. School districts
still set their own curriculum, as
they always have. It’s important
to understand the difference
between standards and curricu-
lum; the two terms should not be
used interchangeably. Standards
provide the framework of expec-
tations for student knowledge
and skills. Curriculum details
how the standards should be
taught and includes resources,
materials and instruction.
In South Dakota, the state
Board of Education is charged
with adopting standards. Local
school districts have the authori-
ty to decide how to teach and
implement the standards, includ-
ing the selection of instructional
materials and practices.
Are there Common Core stan-
dards for history and social stud-
ies, or any other content areas?
There were no Common Core
standards developed for social
studies, only English language
arts (ELA) and math. Teachers
may choose to use some ELA con-
cepts, such as identifying an
author’s point of view and ques-
tioning that which is presented as
fact in a text, as part of their writ-
ing assignments in a history
class; however, the new standards
do not attempt to outline what is
taught in social studies classes.
Grants available To 4-H
clubs and FFA/FCCLA
The South Dakota Department
of Agriculture announces that
grant funding is now available
through the Building Our South
Dakota Rural Communities
(BOSDRC) grant program.
Grants are open to 4-H clubs,
FFA chapters and Family Career
and Community Leaders
(FCCLA) of America chapters.
The grants were developed to
demonstrate the importance of
rural communities and the value
of organizations that work
together to improve rural life.
Two types of grants are avail-
able. The basic grant is used for
community improvement projects
and is limited to $750 per project.
The safety grant is used for proj-
ects that enhance public safety
and is limited to $200 per project.
Any 4-H club, FFA or FCCLA
chapter in South Dakota can
apply for the BOSDRC grant.
Applications are due by Thurs-
day, October 31, 2013. Grant
awardees will be announced at
the end of November.
All applications must be sub-
mitted on the approved forms for
Fiscal Year 2014. Grant applica-
tion forms are available at
http://sdda.sd.gov under the agri-
cultural development tab and
click on finance programs or call
Terri LaBrie at 605.773.5436.
Agriculture is South Dakota’s
No. 1 industry, generating over
$21 billion in annual economic
activity and employing more than
122,000 South Dakotans. The
South Dakota Department of
Agriculture's mission is to pro-
mote, protect, preserve, and
improve this industry for today
and tomorrow. Visit us online at
http://sdda.sd.gov or find us on
Facebook at https://www.face-
book.com/SDAgDept and Twitter
Emily Flynn (8th) spikes the ball over in the eighth grade game Thursday, September 5 against Lyman County.
MacKenzie Springer (8th) and Peige Springer (7th) watch in anticipation for the ball to come back over the net.
The eighth grade team beat Lyman in two games, 26-24 and 25-18.
Liz Fullen (6th) receives a ball in the seventh grade game against Lyman. The team beat Lyman in two games, 25-
23 and 25-22. The Lady Coyotes played Kadoka Monday, September 9 and both teams won both matches in
two games. They will be in action again Monday, September 16 in Murdo at 5:30 p.m. against Kadoka.
Photos by Karlee Moore
Jones County junior high volleyball wins pair of home games
Murdo Coyote • September 12, 2013 • 6
al forage acres after the report-
ing date, you have 30 days from
the date of your new lease or pur-
chase to timely report the
acreage. If you have any of these
crops please contact the office
immediately to certify these
acres. Producers who do not
report by the November 15 dead-
line will be subject to a late filed
reporting fee.
Nonrecourse marketing assis-
tance loans (MALs) are available
for wheat, corn, grain sorghum,
barley, oats, soybeans and other
various crops. To be eligible for a
MAL the producer must: 1) Com-
ply with conservation and wet-
land protection requirements 2)
Submit an acreage report to
account for all cropland on all
farms 3) Have and retain benefi-
cial interest in the commodity
until the MAL is repaid or CCC
takes title to the commodity 4)
Meet adjusted gross income limi-
The commodity must have
been mechanically harvested and
be in storable condition, be mer-
chantable for food, feed or other
uses as determined by CCC, and
meet specific CCC minimum
grade and quality standards.
The 2013 loan rates for Jones
County are:
•Barley - $1.82
•Oats - $1.31
•Corn - $1.83
•Grain Sorghum - $3.15
•Soybeans - $4.52
•Sunflowers - $10.23
•Wheat-HRS - $3.20
•Wheat-HRW - $2.78
The interest rate charged on a
commodity loan for September
2013 is 1.125 percent. After a
loan is made, the rate is fixed
except the interest rate for loans
outstanding on January 1 is
adjusted to reflect CCC’s cost of
borrowing on January 1, plus one
percentage point.
September 15: CRP managed
haying/grazing reporting dead-
September 30: CRP managed
grazing ends
November 15: 2013 NAP produc-
November 15: CRP managed
haying bale removal deadline
November 15: 2014 acreage
reporting deadline on perennial
grasses and winter wheat
Feel free to call the office if you
ever have questions on any of our
programs 605-669-2404 Ext. 2.
Producers must annually pro-
vide the quantity of all harvested
production of the crop in which
the producer held an interest dur-
ing the crop year. We will send
out the “NAP Yields” form which
lists your acres and a spot for you
to record your production. The
deadline for reporting this pro-
duction is November 15, 2013.
Production reporting is required
for all 2013 crops on farms with
NAP coverage.
Producers of perennial forage
crops for harvest and fall seeded
grains (for example: Rye, Winter
Wheat, grass, alfalfa, mixed for-
age for hay and/or pasture) need
to certify these acres for 2014
crop year by November 15, 2013.
This is an effort to streamline
program administration between
FSA, Crop Insurance, RMA and
other USDA agencies. This
change went into effect for the
2013 crop year. Producers need to
certify these acres by November
15, 2013. If you acquire addition-
• David Klingberg •
Many producers are expecting a
fall harvest that will exceed their
grain bin capacity, as well as the
storage capacity at the local ele-
vator. Planning ahead as to what
crops to harvest first, where each
crop will be stored, and what to
do in the event of crops that
require aeration or drying may
pay big dividends.
The recommended moisture
content for short-term storage
(less than six months) of clean,
sound grains, with aeration avail-
able if needed, for the most com-
monly grown crops are as follows;
corn – 15.5 percent, millet – 10
percent, grain sorghum – 13.5
percent, soybeans – 13 percent,
non-oil sunflower – 11 percent, oil
sunflower – 10 percent. If storing
for longer than six months, lower
moisture contents are recom-
mended. Producers are advised to
check stored grain on a regular
basis for moisture migration,
insect activity, mold development
and increase in grain tempera-
With the large crop expected
this fall, many producers may
want to begin harvest when the
earliest crop is above the recom-
mended moisture content and dry
it to a safe level. Weather condi-
tions could also make harvesting
some of the crop at higher than
recommended moisture contents
necessary in order to avoid large
field losses.
When harvesting grains above
the recommended moisture con-
tent, the length of time the crop
can be stored without excessive
dry matter losses is a function of
the moisture content and the
grain temperature. This is called
allowable storage time (AST), and
is based on 0.5 percent dry matter
loss from kernels with normal
harvest damage. Kernels with
greater than normal damage will
spoil two to five times faster. At
higher moisture levels, AST
becomes critical. AST for shelled
corn at 20 percent moisture and
45 degrees F is 67 days, but at 60
degrees F, is only 28 days. A table
with AST’s for corn at various
moisture contents and grain tem-
peratures is available in the fact-
sheet, ExEx 1014, “Grain Drying
Guidelines for a Wet Fall Har-
vest”: http://pubstorage.sdstate.
edu/ AgBio_Publications/ arti-
If grain needs to be stored
longer than the AST expected
with the moisture content and
temperature of the grain, you
have two choices, cool the grain
with aeration (if possible) or dry
the grain. True aeration occurs
with an airflow rate of one-tenth
cubic foot of air per minute per
bushel of grain (0.1 cfm/bu), and
will change the temperature of a
bin in 100 to 200 hours of fan
operation. Higher airflow rates
will accomplish the cooling in pro-
portionately less time (0.5 cfm/bu
= 20-40 hrs). The grain will only
be cooled to near the average out-
side air temperature during the
aeration period. Additional aera-
tion may be required as the out-
side air temperature drops, until
you reach an acceptable AST,
based on the grain moisture and
temperature. Airflow rates of 1
cfm/bu are required to accomplish
natural air drying, but this also
takes time, and spoilage is a risk
if grain is harvested at high mois-
ture levels.
It is important to recognize that
the smaller seeded crops like mil-
let, sorghum and sunflower pro-
vide greater resistance to airflow
than larger seeded crops like corn
and soybeans. The same fans and
grain depth that are used to aer-
ate corn or soybeans may not ade-
quately aerate the smaller seeded
How wet can your crop be and
still be safe to bin or pile on the
ground? The answer lies in the
AST, based on the moisture con-
tent and temperature of the grain
and how long before you will be
able to cool it or dry it to the rec-
ommended moisture content for
Extension News
• Bob Fanning (605) 842-1267 •
A grain
harvest, drying
and storage
Overall crop
budgets down
A few weeks before harvest
South Dakota overall crop budg-
ets are showing lower returns for
2014, said Jack Davis, SDSU
Extension Crops Business Man-
agement Field Specialist.
“With lower commodity prices
and near constant costs compared
to the past four years, returns to
labor and management are pro-
jected below levels realized dur-
ing that time,” Davis said.
Davis said the projected prices
used in the budgets are lower
than 2013 projections. Projected
prices per bushel are corn at
$4.50, soybeans at $11.50, and
wheat at $6.50," Davis said.
Direct costs estimates per acre
are corn at $385, soybeans at
$195, and wheat at $195. Direct
costs as a percent of revenue are
57.6 percent for corn, 37.8 percent
for soybeans, and 50 percent for
He explained that the two key
costs for each crop are seed and
“Seed and fertilizer expense as
a percent of revenue are at 36
percent for corn, 20 percent for
soybeans, and 29 percent for
wheat,” Davis said. “As seed and
fertilizer costs are a high percent-
age of revenue, management
focus on these two items will pay
good dividends. Land and
machinery costs are also key cost
items in each of the crops.”
He explained that to achieve
the greatest return on farming
operations, management time
should be spent on cost control
and best management practices
of key input items.
“Fertilizer costs were the most
variable category from year to
year and prices have trended
lower for fertilizer during 2013,”
he said.
He added that corn on corn is
not as profitable as the past few
“If a farm experiences yield
drags with continuous corn, crop
rotation may offer a profitable
alternative. The price and yields
used in these budgets favor soy-
beans also giving incentive to use
crop rotation,” he said.
To learn more, visit iGrow.org.
First report of spotted-wing
drosophila in South Dakota
The first specimen of spotted-
wing drosophila (Drosophila
suzukii) was identified in South
Dakota on August 28 2013. The
specimen was collected in a vine-
gar trap set in Yankton County.
Trapping and preliminary identi-
fication was conducted by
Buyung Hadi, SDSU Extension
Eurban Entomology Specialist.
The identification was confirmed
by Paul Johnson, Professor of
entomology and director of Sev-
erin-McDaniel insect collection at
Spotted-wing drosophila was
first detected in California in
2008. Subsequently populations
of spotted-wing drosophila have
been detected in multiple states
in all parts of the country includ-
ing the Midwest.
“Unlike other vinegar flies that
are considered nuisance due to
their habit of laying eggs inside
cracked or damaged fruits, female
spotted-wing drosophila has ser-
rated ovipositor capable of laying
eggs inside healthy ripe fruits,”
Hadi said. “Consequently, devel-
oping larvae (small white mag-
gots) can often be found within
the harvestable fruits.”
Hadi said this is especially true
for raspberry, blueberry and
blackberry. Due to this, spotted-
wing drosophila is considered a
potentially damaging pest for
small fruit production.
SDSU Extension is currently
organizing a volunteer-based
trapping effort in collaboration
with fruit growers across the
state to assess the spatial distri-
bution of the potentially damag-
ing insect pest.
To learn more visit, iGrow.org.
Goodwill Industries
hosts Boots to Suits
Goodwill Industries is pleased
to announce that for the second
year in a row, they will be hosting
their “Boots to Suits” program in
its retail stores. “Boots to Suits” is
designed to support military Vet-
erans that are in need of obtain-
ing clothing and accessories that
could be used for interviewing
and employment. Supporting our
military Veterans is a priority of
the Goodwill mission.
To take part in this event and
to receive an “In-Store Voucher”,
Veterans are asked to bring their
military identification to the
Rapid City Goodwill store Sep-
tember 6th – September 20th,
located at 611 Lindbergh Avenue.
For questions please contact the
Rapid City Store at 605-737-3955.
The Goodwill Industries’ Mis-
sion is to “Build Independence,
Quality of Life, and Work Oppor-
mcoyote@gwtc.net • coyoteads@gwtc.net
What better way is there than the newspaper to teach everyday reading to your child?
Start both of your days off right by reading the newspaper,
The Murdo
Public Notices
Murdo Coyote • September 12, 2013 • 7
Proceedings of the
Jones County
Regular Meeting
September 3, 2013
The Board of Commissioners met for a
regular meeting with Monte Anker, Helen
Louder and Steve Iwan present. Chair-
man Anker called the meeting to order.
Karlee Moore, Murdo Coyote editor,
joined the meeting.
Minutes from the previous meeting were
read, signed and approved by the Board.
All motions are unanimous unless other-
wise stated.
CLAIMS APPROVED: Salaries of regu-
lar employees and officials, $13,181.74;
Travis Hendricks, Weed Board Supervi-
sor, inspections, $836.70; Joyce Hurst,
Deputy Register of Deeds, Deputy Direc-
tor of Equalization, $1,692.48; Angie
Kinsley, 4-H Specialist, $652.66; Richard
Sylva, Jr., Deputy Sheriff, $1,507.80;
Lenae Tucker, Deputy Treasurer,
$443.18; William M. Valburg, Weed
Sprayer, $3,044.09; Jill Venard, 4-H
office staff, $399.45; Kerri Venard,
Deputy Auditor/Road Secretary,
$1,709.57; American Family Life Assur-
ance, cancer & intensive care insurance,
$382.30; Boston Mutual Life Insurance,
life insurance, $168.64; Dakotacare,
group health insurance (renewal),
$13,315.29; Electronic Federal Tax Pay-
ment System, social security & withhold-
ing, $9,481.51; SD Retirement, retire-
ment, $4,404.34; All-Around Graphix,
engraving, $18.00; AT&T Mobility, cell
phone bill, $171.43; City of Murdo, water
bill, $219.12; Ed Roehr Safety Products,
tasers & accessories, $3,070.50;
Farmer’s Union Oil Company, gas,
$1,264.95; Fed-Ex, mail package,
$11.47; Anita Fuoss, 3 month’s office
rent, internet, postage, Maxemail,
$1,642.17; Golden West Telecommuni-
cations, phone bill, $512.91; Heartland
Waste, garbage removal, $50.00; Hilde-
brand Construction, courthouse handi-
cap pad, retaining wall, $3,876.00;
Hughes County Auditor, July prisoner
care, $400.00; McLeod’s Printing &
Office Supply, supplies, $88.56; Micro-
film Imaging, 3 month’s scanner & equip-
ment rent, $620.00; Moore Building Cen-
ter, supplies, $38.45; Murdo Coyote,
publications, $463.59; Office Products,
printer, $649.99; Public Safety Equip-
ment Co., LLC, pickup platform, $59.48;
Rough Country Spraying, equipment
rental, mileage, $4,414.59; Rural Health
Care, subsidy, $600.00; South Dakota
Association of County Officials, conven-
tion registration, $660.00; Rich Sylva,
gas reimbursement, $60.02; Carrie
Weller, mileage & meals, $121.26.
ROAD & BRIDGE: All-Pro Towing, bat-
tery, $119.95; AT&T, cell phone bill,
$132.53; Chandler’s Inc., window,
$123.00; City of Murdo, water bill,
$16.12; D-Ware Inc., meeting registra-
tion, $85.00; Farmer’s Union Oil Compa-
ny, gas, diesel, $11,480.09; Golden West
Telecommunications, phone bill, $34.54;
Moore Building Center, supplies,
$232.31; Powerplan, parts, $77.33;
Bruce Royer, mileage & postage reim-
bursement, $63.58; Sheehan Mack
Sales & Equipment, parts, $192.95;
South Dakota Association of County Offi-
cials, convention registration, $165.00;
Ronnie Lebeda, labor, $2,092.30;
Chester McKenzie, labor, $1,579.27;
Levi Newsam, labor, $2,203.66; Melvin
Feddersen, seasonal labor, $683.59; Mil-
ton Feddersen, seasonal labor, $562.61.
CARE OF THE POOR: Cheryl Iversen,
WIC Secretary, $79.18; Schreiber Law
Firm, court appointed attorney, $719.41;
Sandy Steffen, court appointed attorney,
911 FUND: City of Pierre, 3rd quarter
dispatch, $2,444.29; CenturyLink,
monthly charge, $84.16.
ES: Angie Kinsley, Emergency Manager,
$652.66, meals & mileage, $48.22.
SALARY & MILEAGE: Monte Anker,
$387.87, mileage, $8.88; Helen Louder,
$364.20, mileage, $14.80; Steve Iwan,
TY: Clerk of Courts, $136.60; Register of
Deeds, $652.75; Sheriff, $50.00.
Auditor’s account with the treasurer is as
follows: Cash, $630.00; Checking & Sav-
ings, $1,306,651.86; CDs, $790,000.00;
TOTALING: $2,097,281.86.
Terri Volmer’s building permit report for
August: 2.
While many families across
South Dakota have begun taking
the necessary steps to welcome fall
and winter, most of these decisions
probably revolve around kickoff
times and sporting events. Another
important aspect about planning
for the upcoming seasons is our
state’s unpredictable weather. As
excited as we may be for halftime
performances and cross country
meets, it’s more than likely that
Mother Nature may cancel more
than a few of our upcoming games
and activities.
As South Dakotans, we have all
come to accept our state’s ever-
changing weather as part of its
September is
Preparedness month
charm. From spring blizzards to fall
freezes and extreme heat to frigid
cold, the Great Plains is home to
some of nature’s most fascinating
and dangerous weather events.
After living in South Dakota my
entire life, it’s hardly surprising
when we find ourselves revving up
the snow blower in May or trick-or-
treating in snow suits in October.
I believe it’s important for all of
us to take the time to prepare and
educate friends and family on the
possible dangers we may face due to
weather. September is FEMA’s
National Preparedness Month,
which aims to educate all Ameri-
cans and help prepare families for
any type of emergency. Although
preparedness is highlighted this
month, it’s important to remember
that preparedness needs to be part
of our daily lives.
It’s possible that your family
may not be together when a disas-
ter strikes, so make a plan to figure
out how everyone will get to a safe
place and how you will contact one
another. Make sure to also figure
out emergency plans at work,
school and other locations where
your family spends time. There are
many effective resources to help
your family prepare for severe
weather and emergencies, includ-
ing the South Dakota Department
of Public Safety and your local
emergency manager.
Take time this month to build an
emergency preparedness plan if
you don’t already have one and
then go over and practice your plan
with your loved ones. For more
information about how to make an
emergency plan and ways to stay
informed in your community, visit
www.Ready.gov for more informa-
From the U.S. House
• Representative Kristi Noem •
From the U.S. Senate
• Senator John Thune •
What if I told you that if you
graduated from college in the last
10 years, in addition to your stu-
dent loan debt, you might owe the
federal government over $300,000?
If you’re in your 20s and 30s, that is
unfortunately your reality.
For too long, politicians in Wash-
ington have focused on passing bills
that put a Band-Aid over fiscal
problems in the short term, while
ignoring the long-term conse-
quences for future generations. The
result is a massive fiscal gap that
will place crippling financial bur-
dens on today’s young people.
From a personal standpoint, I
worry about how the rising debt
burden will affect my two daugh-
ters, who recently graduated col-
lege and entered the workforce. The
record levels of debt we’re amassing
could lead to a fiscal crisis in the
coming decade, as the nonpartisan
Congressional Budget Office has
warned. This would harm economic
growth, destroy jobs, and drive up
interest rates, which would make it
more expensive for young people to
borrow money for college or buy
their first home.
That is why I recently introduced
a bill along with Senator Tim Kaine
(D-Va.) to bring more transparency
to the budget process and ensure
that members of Congress and the
administration have the informa-
tion they need to prepare for future
budget realities.
The Intergenerational Financial
Obligations Reform (INFORM) Act
would provide for detailed, long-
term analysis of how major legisla-
tive policies, economic advance-
ments, and congressional budget
decisions would impact future gen-
erations. This approach, which is
known as a generational account-
ing and fiscal gap analysis, would
examine the full scope of the gov-
ernment’s obligations, present and
future, and then analyze the effects
those obligations will have on cur-
rent and future generations. It
would also require the president to
provide a detailed accounting of
how the administration’s budget
and policy recommendations would
affect young people down the line.
Under current practice, Con-
gress is typically only provided with
information about the budgetary
impacts of spending and policy deci-
sions over the next 10 years. Our
bill would allow Congress and the
administration to look at the effects
that changes in the economy,
spending, or taxes would have on
Americans 20, 50, or even 75 years
down the road.
Fortunately, if we act now, we
can stop this spiral of spending and
debt and start building a more sta-
ble financial future. Politicians in
Washington have spent enough
time kicking the can down the road.
It’s time to stop mortgaging young
Americans’ futures and start being
accountable for our actions.
Stop mortgaging
young americans’
Toby Qualm, Legislative Audit, met with
the Board to give his findings of the audit
of Jones County for the 2011 and 2012
The Board discussed a cement work
quote for new steps and sidewalk at the
front entrance to the courthouse. The
Board agreed to have Hildebrand Con-
struction get the work done before win-
Terri Volmer, Director of Equalization/
Register of Deeds, met with the Board to
discuss 911 addressing problems (errors
in address assignment) and putting all
mobile homes older than 1974 on a real
estate schedule rather than registering
as mobile homes. The Board agreed that
she should put them on as real estate.
The Board discussed samples of Veter-
an’s Memorials presented to the Board
by Gary Sletto. The Board came to no
conclusion at this time.
At 10:00 a.m. a budget hearing for the
2013 budget was held. It was moved by
Iwan and seconded by Louder to adopt
the provisional budget with no changes
for the 2014 annual budget.
Resolution #2013-10
Adoption of Annual Budget for Jones
County, South Dakota
WHEREAS, (7-21-5 thru 13),
SDCL provides that the Board
of County Commissioners
shall each year prepare a Pro-
visional Budget of all contem-
plated expenditures and rev-
enues of the county and all its
institutions and agencies for
such fiscal year and,
WHEREAS, the Board of
County Commissioners did
prepare a Provisional Budget
and cause same to be pub-
lished by law, and
WHEREAS, due and legal
notice has been given to the
meeting of the Board of Coun-
ty Commissioners for the con-
sideration of such Provisional
Budget and all changes, elimi-
nations and additions have
been made thereto.
RESOLVED, that such provi-
sional budget as amended
and all its purposes, sched-
ules, appropriations, amounts,
estimates and all matters
therein set forth, SHALL BE
Jones County, South Dakota,
and all its institutions and
agencies for calendar year
beginning January 1, 2014,
and ending December 31,
2014, and the same is hereby
approved and adopted by the
Board of County Commission-
ers of Jones County, South
Dakota, this 3rd day of Sep-
tember, 2013. The Annual
Budget so adopted is available
for public inspection during
normal business hours at the
office of the county auditor
Jones County, South Dakota.
The accompanying taxes are
levied by Jones County for the
year January 1, 2014, through
December 31, 2014.
Board of County Commission-
ers of Jones County, South
/s/ Monte B. Anker,
Monte B. Anker
/s/ Helen Louder
Helen Louder
/s/ Steve Iwan
Steve Iwan
/s/ John Brunskill,
John Brunskill
County Auditor
At 10:30 a.m., the Board reviewed bids
received as follows:
Farmer’s Union Oil (only bid) – Propane,
$1.30/gal. for 1 year; Gas-no bids;
Diesel-no bids
True North Steel (only culvert bid) for
round galvanized steel corrugated cul-
vert pipe
2 2/3” x ½”
16-15 16-18 16-24 14-36 14-48
9.93 11.81 15.49 28.68 37.85
For 5” x 1” corrugated
10-72 10-96 10-120
104.25 138.52 172.79
It was moved by Anker and seconded by
Louder to accept Farmer’s Union Oil’s
bid for propane at $1.30/gal and True
North Steel’s bid as stated for a 1 year’s
It was moved by Anker and seconded by
Louder to enter executive session to dis-
cuss personnel.
Road Superintendent Royer gave an
update on road matters. Discussion was
on: graveling progress, John Deere
loader repairs, mowing ditches, renting a
pup trailer for gravel hauling, Stamford
Bridge, Jackson County trade blading for
two different roads, and part-time sum-
mer help. As a result of discussion, it was
moved by Anker and seconded by Loud-
er to set hourly wages for Melvin (Butch),
Milton (Shorty) and John Feddersen at
It was moved and carried to adjourn.
Monte Anker,
Helen Louder,
Steve Iwan,
John Brunskill,
County Auditor
Published September 12, 2013, at the
total approximate cost of $121.19.
Proceedings of the
Jones County
Special Meeting
September 5, 2013
As per phone conference, it was moved
by Louder and seconded by Iwan to
approve Resolution #2013-11 and for the
Chairman to sign the plat of Iverson Out-
lot 1 in the S ½ Section 33, TIS, Range
VOTE: Anker Yes; Iwan, Yes; Louder,
Monte Anker,
Helen Louder,
Steve Iwan,
John Brunskill,
County Auditor
Published September 12, 2013, at the
total approximate cost of $10.40.
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Annual Budget for Jones County, S.D.
For the Year January 1, 2014, to
December 31, 2014
Tax Levy in
County Tax Levies Dollars $’s 1,000
Within Limited Levy:
*General County Purposes
236,949,738 678,651 2.864
Outside Limited Levy:
*Highway & Bridge Reserve
(10-12-13) 236,949,738 22,000 0.093
Other Special Levies
Secondary Road (Unorg PT-76)
97,602,846 40,000 0.410
Total Taxes Levied by County 740,651 3.367
*These amounts include the 25% to be distributed to cities.
As of September 2, 2013, these levies are not approved by the Department of
Published September 12, 2013, at the total approximate cost of $19.63.
Coyote Classifieds
Murdo Coyote • September 12, 2013 • 8
Building and/or business; con-
tract options available. Email
inquiries to tribune@gwtc.net.
ING ACADEMY 240 hr. Pro
Driver course. Also 80 hr. CDL
course. Tuition may be available.
amertruckdrivacad.com 866-
TER is seeking a Pressman.
Duties include pre-press, operat-
ing our Goss Community press
and helping direct our mailroom
operation. Position requires fork-
lift skills and a mechanical apti-
tude. Must work some nights and
weekends. This is a 40-hour a
week position with benefits. To
apply: email resume to bmc-
attend the Menno Pioneer Power
Show in Menno, S.D. September
21-22. Featuring Allis Chalmers,
Buick and Maytag. www.pioneer-
acres.com for more details.
TERS GUILD is sponsoring a
Statewide Quilt Show, Sept 28-29
at the Crossroads Hotel, Huron,
S.D. Vendors, demonstrations
and many quilts. Contact Deb
Ellsworth 605-268-1363.
S.D. We have lowered the price &
will consider contract for deed.
Call Russell Spaid 605-280-1067.
ARE YOU A 45-79 Year Old
Woman Who Developed Diabetes
While On Lipitor? If you used
Lipitor between December 1996
and the present and were diag-
nosed with diabetes while taking
Lipitor, you may be entitled to
compensation. Call Charles H.
Johnson Law toll –free 1-800-
representing Golden Eagle Log
Homes, building in eastern, cen-
tral, northwestern South &
North Dakota. Scott Connell,
605-530-2672, Craig Connell,
605-264-5650, www.goldenea-
PERS statewide for only
$150.00. Put the South Dakota
Statewide Classifieds Network to
work for you today! (25 words for
$150. Each additional word $5.)
Call this newspaper or 800-658-
3697 for details.
owner operators, freight from
Midwest up to 48 states, home
regularly, newer equipment,
Health, 401K, call Randy, A&A
Express, 800-658-3549.
City, Central States Fairground,
Sept. 21, 9-3. Bring your dog.
Agility, obedience, grooming and
more. 605-430-7688 for info.
Deadline is Tuesdays at 10 a.m.
Call: 669-2271
CLASSIFIED RATE: $5.00 minimum for up to 20 words.10¢ per word after
initial 20. Each name and initial must be counted as one word.
CARD OF THANKS: Poems, Tributes, Etc. $5.00 minimum for up to 20
words.10¢ per word after initial 20. Each name and initial must be counted
as one word.
NOTE: $2.00 added charge for bookkeeping and billing on all charges.
DISPLAY AD RATE: $5.20 per column inch.
PUBLISHER’S NOTICE: All real estate, advertised in this newspaper is
subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, which makes it illegal to
advertise “any preference, or discrimination on race, color, religion, sex, or
national origin, or any intention to make any such preference, limitation, or
This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate
which is a violation of the law. Our readers are informed that all dwellings
advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis.
Help Wanted
needed at the Murdo NRCS office.
22 hrs/week. $10.97/hr + benefits.
Email resume to: cwbennett@ulti-
maservices.com and write
“Murdo” in the subject line.
STOVE top along Interstate 90,
eastbound between Murdo and
Kimball, Sunday evening, Sep-
tember 1. Please call 605-996-
4933. M37-1tp
Murdo Nutrition
Program Menu
September 16
Baked Ham
Hash Brown Casserole
Corn Bread
Tropical Fruit
September 17
Spaghetti w/ Meatsauce
Tossed Salad
Garlic Bread
Mixed Fruit
September 18
French Dip w/ AuJus
Baked Potato
Corn O’Brien
Angel Food Cake w/ Strawberries
& Topping
September 19
Pork Chop in Celery Sauce
Sweet Potatoes
Green Beans
Dinner Roll
Mandarin Oranges
September 20
Chicken & Dressing
AUCTION Sat. Sept. 14th 9:30
a.m. Rapid City, S.D. Coca-Cola
items from 1922 & forward,
antiques. Website w/list & photos
www.martinjurisch.com 605-348-
Acres, Jones County, Cropland,
Grassland, Recreational, Invest-
ment. 1.5 miles northwest of
Murdo, S.D., September 25th,
2013. Call Dakota Properties,
Todd Schuetzle, Auctioneer, 605-
280-3115, www.DakotaProper-
LAND AUCTION - approx. 300
acres pine trees and meadows.
Wednesday, September 18 @ 10
AM Keystone Community Cen-
ter, Keystone S.D. WWW.MC
TUNITY: Small newspaper and
website business in Southern
Black Hills for sale. Wonderful
opportunity for someone to make
the Black Hills your home!
For Sale
acceptable offer: 400 acres of
grazing and farmland located in
Morgan and South Creek town-
ships of Jones County. For
inquiries and offers contact:
David L. Peters, 20076 Chateau
Drive, Saratoga, Calif., 95070.
(408)867-2391. dlpideas@yahoo.
com M37-4tp
Model 6072, 12 inch extensions
and a metal roll top. Call Herb
Pitan, Draper, 605-669-2705.
Garage Sale
Cleveland Avenue, Murdo. Fri-
day, September 20- 9:00 a.m.-6:00
p.m.; Saturday, September 21-
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Household
goods, some antiques, jewelry,
material, patterns, craft supplies,
misc. Furniture will be sold in
October. M37-2tp
WANTED TO BUY: A gentle old
horse/pony that little grand-
daughters can ride. 605-669-
2637. M37-1tp
ING: Specializing in controlling
Canada thistle on rangeland.
ATV application. Also prairie
dogs. Call Bill at 605-669-2298.
Thank You
Thank you to the Chamber of
Commerce for choosing our yard
as Yard of the Week.
Wayne and Lorrie Esmay
I would like to thank everyone
who sent me cards and called
while I was in the Sioux Falls
Bradley Louder
My 80th birthday was definite-
ly a huge success of celebration.
Thank you to everyone for the
many cards and well wishes,
especially to all the Peacock kids
out there! Also to Marilyn for the
apple pie, Dixie for the birthday
cake and Susie for the warm
caramel rolls. So now I may have
to go get a little larger pair of
pants! Many thanks all.
Orville Anderson

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