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Number 38
Volume 107
September 19, 2013
Step Forward to Prevent Suicide event raises over $25,000
by Karlee Moore
The second annual Step Forward
to Prevent Suicide Walk and Run
was held Saturday, September 7
with more than 400 people coming
together to raise awareness about
suicide prevention.
Event coordinator Julie Moore
said that more than $25,000 was
raised, which is approximately
$5,000 more than what was raised
last year.
This year’s co-chair, Valerie
Marso, delivered a message of hope
and healing to walk participants
before the walk began. Marso lost
her brother, Jonathan Fanger, to
suicide in 2010. Marso’s uncle,
Kenny Fanger, wrote and performed
a song after Marso’s message.
Funds raised at the event sup-
port suicide awareness in central
South Dakota. Moore performed
more than 18 suicide prevention
trainings from last year’s funds
raised. Moore also started the Cen-
tral South Dakota Survivors of Sui-
cide Support group which meets the
14th of every month at Capital Uni-
versity Center.
Anyone wanting more informa-
tion can contact Julie Moore at 605-
224-3451 or the Helpline Center at
1-800-273-TALK (8255).
Jones County kindergarten class hosts
grandparents for Grandparents’ Day
by Karlee Moore
Deb Venard’s kindergarten
class hosted a Grandparents’ Day
celebration on Monday, Septem-
ber 9 at the Jones County elemen-
tary school.
Each student greeted their
grandparents as they entered the
classroom. They took a tour of the
room and had their picture taken
before heading to the gym for an
art activity.
Grandparents helped their
kindergarten student trace their
hands, which the kindergarten
students then colored.
Snacks and beverages rounded
out the afternoon as the kinder-
garten class socialized and intro-
duced their grandparents to
Mallory Venard, daughter of Drew and Kati Venard, colors her traced hand with the help of Grandpa Bob Rankin
and Grandma Kerri Venard.
Part of Deb Venard’s kindergarten class shows appreciation to their grandparents through a song complete with
choreographed moves.
Participants walk during the Step Forward to Prevent Suicide event held Saturday, September 7 at the Capitol Lake Visitors Center in Pierre. More than 400 people were in attendance and
over $25,000 was raised.
Bryer Kinsley, son of Brandon and Teri Kinsley, poses with Great-Grandma
Barb Venard during the Grandparents’ Day festivities in Deb Venard’s
kindergarten class.
Arius Flying Hawk and his grandma work on tracing his hand during a
project on Grandparents’ Day.
Photos by Karlee Moore
Photo by Karlee Moore
Addison Rankin shows Grandma Laurel Nemec how she can draw shapes
on the chalk board.
Jones County News Murdo Coyote • September 19, 2013 • 2
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Ron Lebeda and Holly left on
Friday to spend the weekend
camping 30 miles northwest of
Cheyenne. There he met brother
Rick and Ella of Loveland, Colo.,
and their sons: Bill and Rhonda
and family and Kevin and Angie
and family. Ron and Holly
returned home on Tuesday.
Jim and Jo Mitchell met
friends at the Hart Ranch near
Rapid City and spent the Labor
Day weekend.
Jim and Jo Mitchell became
first time great-grandparents on
September 13 when their grand-
daughter gave birth to little
Rosslyn Harper Hamilton in Cal-
ifornia. Their daughter and
hubby are first time grandpar-
ents. Congratulations to all. The
Mitchells left on Tuesday for
Independence, Mo., to spend a
few days with a cousin.
Elaine Meyers hosted the
Court Whist Card Club at the
hall annex on Wednesday, Sep-
tember 11. Prize winners were
Helen Louder and Janet Louder.
Elaine served a yummy lunch of
a braunschweiger dip, cheese,
crackers and a red velvet cake
On Thursday Lila Mae Chris-
tian, Shirley Vik, Velma Scott,
Linda Brost, Lill Seamans, Helen
Louder and Janet Louder began
the new season of listening to the
first and second graders read to
them. It takes more listeners this
year as each room has 18 kids.
After they went out for ice cream.
Ron Lebeda and Holly hosted
a picnic in Griffin Park in Pierre
for family and friends. Those
there were: Russell and Betty
Beck and a granddaughter, Mark
Lebeda, Rosa Lee Styles, and
Pastor Rick and Jane Hazen.
Lila Mae Christian had a few
visitors last week. On Thursday
Wanda Mathews dropped in to
leave the painted saw blade to be
raffled at the PHL bazaar and
had a visit over coffee. On Satur-
day Linda Brost visited over cof-
A little more about the Make A
Wish fundraiser held at the
Draper auditorium on September
7 – it was a huge success, as
Amanda Henrichs said they took
in way past goal, making enough
to grant two South Dakota kids
their wish. The rifle that was raf-
fled was won by Brady Schmidt.
A free will offering was held for
the pork supper. Donations of
articles for the auction came
from Draper, Murdo, Vivian,
Freeman, Pierre and Ft. Pierre.
Here for the fundraiser from
Freeman were Kevin and Kathy
Henrichs, Kris Salis and family;
from Bridgewater, Scott and
Krystal Hofer. Lana Vevig and
family of Sturgis came and also
brought articles for the auction.
All in all a very successful night.
It was great that Amanda and
Kraig, along with family and
friends, raised the funds to make
to make two more kids’ wish
come true. Their son, Blake, real-
ly enjoyed his Make A Wish trip.
A “surprise” 90th birthday
party for Willard Christian was
held at the Draper auditorium
annex Sunday afternoon. Willard
and Florence were very surprised
when their sons and daughters
arrived at their home. The occa-
sion was hosted by Denise of Ore-
gon, Dennis of Pierre, Diane of
Arizona, and Darrell of Califor-
nia. Family members there were
Willard’s sister Edna McKenzie
and family Ron Thomas and
daughter, and Chester and Mary
McKenzie and son Cody; sister-
in-law Lila Mae Christian and
daughter Pat Shinabarger; Flo-
rence’s brother Don Volmer,
daughters Darla Tucker, Kim
and Tony Schmidt, son Dean and
Terri Volmer and Tana; sister-in-
law Deloris Volmer and daughter
Marlene Reuman. Deloris and
Marlene came from Sioux Falls
following the Saturday evening
wedding of Deloris’ granddaugh-
ter. Many friends from Lyman
County attended, as the Chris-
tians used to live north of Ken-
nebec. Some from here that
reported being there were: Lill
Seamans and brothers Charlie
and Susan Hamer and Chet and
Teresa Hamer of Kennebec;
Philip and Audrey Mathews;
Fred and Mary Mathews and
daughter Monica; Dorothy and
Brad Louder; Gerald and Wanda
Mathews; Eldon and Esther
Magnuson; and Nelva and Janet
Louder. Happy 90th birthday,
Following the birthday party
Gerald and Wanda Mathews and
Nelva and Janet Louder went to
Eldon and Esther Magnusons for
a “few” games of cards and a
pizza supper topped off with
apple pie al a mode and coffee.
Jaime Schmidt and friend
Shawn of Aberdeen spent the
weekend here with Tony and Kim
Schmidt, helping with some proj-
Wayne and Dee Wheeler of
Pierre accompanied Philip and
Audrey Mathews to Valentine on
Saturday for an evening of
square dancing.
Following church Sunday
Nelva and Janet Louder joined
Bill and Ellen Valburg for dinner
in Murdo.
On Saturday Betty Mann, Gen
Liffengren and Roma Geisler
Bunch of California had lunch
together in Murdo.
A birthday party was held at
the Murdo senior center on Sat-
urday to celebrate the 96th birth-
day of Marge Anderson. The
event was hosted by her family
Walter and Dina Anderson of
Rapid City; Jim and Joan Ander-
son of Mitchell; Linda and Ed
Nill of Pierre. Many family and
friends enjoyed the cake, ice
cream, coffee and lots of visiting.
Gen Liffengren was among the
many there. Happy birthday,
Nelva and Janet Louder visit-
ed Dorothy and Brad Louder over
apple pie al a mode and coffee
Saturday afternoon. Brad is
doing okay well since his recent
surgery. Monday he goes back to
Sioux Falls for a check up.
Dorothy and Darin Louder vis-
ited Dwight in Kadoka Monday
of last week.
On Saturday, September 7,
Ray and Janice Pike traveled to
Sioux Falls and attended the
beautiful outdoor wedding of
their nephew’s son, Kenny Pike,
and Megan Anderson held at
Tuthill Park with the reception
held in Brandon. Following that
they spent the night in Mitchell.
On Sunday they came back
home, hooked up their camper
and headed for the hills where
they spent the week staying at
the campground where they used
to work. They got in visits with
several camper friends. While
there they kept doctor appoint-
ments and one afternoon they
went to Spearfish for a visit with
cousins Clyde and Shirley
McCue. On Saturday they went
to Custer for a visit with cousin
Elaine Dugan. They came back
home on Sunday. In the after-
noon granddaughter Kati and
Drew Venard and girls visited.
Monday they went to Pierre
where they both had eye appoint-
ments. It was a busy week.
Thursday evening Nelva and
Janet Louder visited Eldon and
Esther Magnuson.
Happy birthday to our great
grandson Gavin Miller on his
sixth birthday Wednesday, Sep-
tember 18.
Riley Rankin was a player
with the Jones County Junior
High football team as they
played four short games at the
football jamboree in White River
on Saturday. On hand to watch
were Jill, Andy and Peyton
Rankin; grandma Joni Hunt and
great grandma June Nix.
The Dakota Western Heritage
Festival concert was held Satur-
day evening at the Pierre Opera
House with cowboy poets and
singers. Among the many attend-
ing were Fred, Mary and Monica
Mathews. This was how Monica
celebrated her birthday. Also
there were Gerald and Wanda
Mathews. Earlier Gerald and
Wanda took in the exhibits of
olden times in connection with
the Heritage Festival old cowboy
times held at the Expo building
in Ft. Pierre.
Our deepest sympathy goes
out to the family of Marlene
Last Wednesday evening
Kathie Mason and Ernie Kessler
visited and had supper at Eldon
and Esther Magnusons. On Fri-
day Chad and Heather Whitney
and boys brought a fish supper to
Eldon and Esther’s. A little later
Heather gave Eldon a haircut –
nice having a built in barber. On
Saturday Terri Pelle brought a
carry in lunch complete with
dessert to her parents. Doesn’t
sound like anyone is going hun-
gry out there. Monday Esther
took Kathie to Pierre for her last
knee therapy session. They
joined Shelley Boehmer and
daughter Crystal for lunch.
Following church Sunday Rosa
Lee Styles traveled to Norris
where she attended a Master
Gardener meeting/garden tour/
potluck supper at the country
home of JoAnn Letellier. Rosa
Lee reports there are many foun-
tains in her beautiful yard.
Grace Erikson and Ruby
Gould spent Saturday night with
grandma Donna and Ron Kins-
ley. On Sunday Courtney and
Mike Gould, Beth and Josie
Mertens and Janice Moore came
for dinner.
Karen Miller spent the week-
end at Jen and Tom Walsh’s in
Sioux Falls and enjoyed time
with grandkids Makenzie and
Patty Ellwanger was a
Wednesday morning visitor at
Ellen Valburg’s as Lonny came
down to do some work on Barry’s
Joell Kerner spent Tuesday
through Sunday at the Valburg
Ranch helping her sister, Ellen,
get ready for the upcoming hunt-
ing season.
Bill and Ellen Valburg were
among the many that helped
Willard Christian celebrate his
90th birthday Sunday at the
Draper auditorium.
Punt, Pass and Kick
The Murdo Lions Club will sponsor Punt, Pass and Kick for kids
ages 6-15 on Wednesday, September 25 at 6 p.m. at the football field.
Open AA meetings
Thursdays 8:00 p.m. at the East Commons. Call 530-0371 or 280-
For Al–Anon meetings call 669-2596 for time and place.
Housing assessment meeting
On November 6, the Chamber is hosting a public meeting regarding
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.
Kids Club
Kids Club, sponsored by the Community Bible Church, will meet
Wednesday, October 2 at the mini–gym after school. All kids in grades
K–6th are welcome to attend. Come and enjoy a Bible story, snacks,
games and a craft.
Weight room
The weight room will be closed beginning on Friday morning, Sep-
tember 20 for maintenance. It will reopen Monday, September 23.
South Central RC&D annual meeting
South Central RC&D’s annual meeting will be held on September
28, 2013 with registration beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Jones County
Senior Citizens Building on Main Street, Murdo, S.D. The public is
welcome to attend.
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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 depart-
Sheriff and Deputy calls:
Sept. 8
Deputy Sylva assisted a
motorist in Draper by jump
starting the vehicle.
Deputy Sylva stopped a vehi-
cle on I-90 that was suspected
of transporting drugs. There
were drugs located in the vehicle.
Sept. 9
Sheriff Weber responded to
the GTO Diner to a report of an
assault that had occurred
there between two co-workers.
The parties were separated. The
incident is being investigated by
the Sheriff's Office.
Sept. 10
Sheriff Weber responded to a
report of a two vehicle acci-
dent on Main St. in Murdo.
There was very little damage to
either vehicle.
Sheriff Weber transported a
prisoner from court in Murdo
to Presho where he was turned
over to the Winner Police Dept. and
they transported him to the Win-
ner Jail.
Sheriff Weber responded to
another disturbance at the
GTO Diner to an argument
between co-workers. Parties
were separated.
Sept. 11
Sheriff Weber transported a
transient from I-90, mm206 to
the Jackson Co. line and turned
him over to Deputy.
Sheriff Weber searched towns
and county for a suspicious
person and vehicle. Unable to
Sept. 12
Deputy Sylva responded to the
GTO Diner to the report of
some stolen property. The prop-
erty was found to have been mis-
placed by the reporting party, not
Deputy Sylva responded to
several reports over a three
day period of protestors of the
Keystone Pipeline that were
walking the pipeline route. The
protestors checked out to be okay
and it was an organized
Deputy Sylva responded to a
report of a suspicious vehicle
parked at the church in Oka-
ton. The vehicle left and went
westbound on I-90.
Deputy Sylva assisted a sub-
ject that had abandoned a vehi-
cle several months earlier in
Murdo. The subject believed that
the vehicle had been stolen, but it
was found that it had been
removed by the property owner.
Sept. 13
Deputy Sylva assisted the SD
Highway Patrol with the
search of a vehicle for drugs.
No drugs were located, but a large
amount of cash was located and
Sept. 14
Deputy Sylva responded to a
traffic complaint on I-90.
Unable to locate and was turned
over to the SD Highway Patrol for
them to attempt to locate it.
JC Sheriff’s Report
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Prairie Home Ladies meeting
Rosa Lee Styles hosted the PHL
at her home on Tuesday, September
10. Chair Velma opened the meet-
ing with a prayer. Roll call - a pic-
ture - was answered by Rosa Lee,
Lila Mae, Velma, Margie, Jane and
Janet. Rosa Lee had a video of her
great grandkids. Velma showed the
quilt she has made to be raffled off
at our October 6 bazaar. Janet had
pictures and wedding announce-
ments of two grandkids’ weddings.
Lila Mae read an interesting article
on the many uses of the word “up,”
surprising how many times it is
used. Margie’s grandkids were on
the video. Margie read the minutes
of the last meeting. Rosa Lee had
the treasurers report. Lila Mae
paid for a PHL rug she sold. Velma
delivered the 12 school bags and 6
health kits to the SE Pierre UMC
for the Mission Fair to be held Sep-
tember 14. Wanda Mathews has a
saw blade picture painted to be raf-
fled at our bazaar. Then bazaar
talk. Committees were made, foods
were solicited, decorations were
discussed. We will be serving roast
beef and turkey and dressing with
all of the trimmings at the bazaar.
Adjourned. In the absence of co-
hostess Ellouise, Margie read arti-
cles Ellouise had picked out. Fel-
lowship, which closed with
Matthew II-3, also a poem “God
grant me” by Helen Steiner Rice.
All gathered around the table and
made posters for the bazaar. Then
time for lunch. Rosa Lee assisted by
Margie served a delicious peach
salad, coffee or iced tea. She also set
out a big bowl of cut up watermel-
Church and Community
Murdo Coyote • September 19, 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.
Peace With God
by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam
When our Lord was born at Bethlehem, the angels proclaimed:
“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men” (Luke 2:14).
Today we see anything but peace on earth, for He, “the Prince of Peace,” has been rejected, and this world will never know peace until He is in
control. This is why the Father said to the Son: “Sit Thou on My right hand, till I make Thine enemies Thy footstool” (Matt. 22:41-45). It is possible,
however, for each individual to enjoy peace with God and to know that all is well as far as his eternal destiny is concerned.
Job 22:21 rightly says: “Acquaint now thyself with Him and be at peace,” and Psa. 25:12,13: “What man is he that feareth the Lord? …His soul
shall dwell at ease.” Even when the multitudes were about to crucify Christ, He said to His own:
“Peace I leave with you; My peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be
afraid” (John 14:27).
Every one of Paul’s epistles opens with an important official declaration which God sent him to proclaim to all men: “Grace be to you and peace.”
And he explains how we may have this peace.
By nature all of us have sinned against God, but in Paul’s epistles we are told that “He [Christ] is our peace” (Eph. 2:14), “having made peace
through the blood of His cross” (Col. 1:20). In other words, we have sinned against God but Christ died for our sins so that we might be reconciled.
And those who trust Christ and His finished work at Calvary are thus reconciled.
Surely this great truth could not have been more plainly stated than it is in Rom. 4:25; 5:1:
“[Christ] was delivered for our offences and was raised again for our justification. THEREFORE, BEING JUSTIFIED BY FAITH, WE HAVE
Two minutes with the bible
Marlene Baker
Marlene Baker, age 61, of
Murdo, S.D., died Sunday, Sep-
tember 15, 2013, at the Hans P.
Peterson Memorial Hospital in
Marlene Faye Rada was born
June 19, 1952, the fifth of six chil-
dren born to Earl “Shorty” and
Ruth (Webb) Rada, at the Murdo
hospital. Marlene nearly lost her
life to pneumonia on more than
one occasion.
Marlene attended all her
schooling at Murdo, graduating
from Murdo High School in 1970.
On June 7, 1973, Marlene mar-
ried Charles “Bub” Baker at
Pierre. To this union were born
two daughters, Shanna Marie on
January 10, 1974, and Natasha
LaShay on December 18, 1982.
Marlene went to Arizona to
help care for all her grandchil-
dren when they were born, with
the exception of the last one, Car-
son, due to her stroke.
Marlene worked briefly at the
ASCS office. Then she went to
work for the South Dakota
Department of Transportation in
Murdo, until it closed and she
was then transferred to Pierre,
where she retired after 30 years
of service as a parts clerk supervi-
sor. She also worked at the Buffa-
lo Bar and Triple H Truck Stop in
Murdo. She enjoyed working at
into the Philip Nursing Home on
June 11, 2013.
Marlene and Charles are
grateful to Nancy Hastings
Baker, who took care of Marlene,
and for giving them four more
years together.
Marlene is survived by her
husband, Charles “Bub” Baker, of
Murdo; two daughters, Shanna
Baker of Las Vegas, Nev., and
Natasha Rodriguez and her
fiancé, Travis Dressen, of Sioux
Falls; seven grandchildren; four
great-grandchildren; two broth-
ers, Dawayne Rada and his wife,
Beverly, of Merridian, Idaho, and
Allen Rada of Rapid City; and one
close friend, Josephine Niehoff of
Rapid City.
Marlene was preceded in death
by her parents, Earl and Ruth
Rada; one sister, Jean Dickenson;
and two brothers, Earl and
Dwight, as an infant.
Services were held Wednesday,
September 18, at the United
Methodist Church in Murdo, with
Pastor Rick Hazen officiating.
Interment was at the Murdo
A memorial has been estab-
Arrangements were with the
Rush Funeral Home of Philip.
Her online guestbook is avail-
able at www.rushfuneralhome.
these places because of her love to
talk and meet new people. Every-
one was a friend, and on more
than one occasion, Marlene would
buy a family a meal, a tank of gas,
or give them some money to help
them reach their destination.
Marlene suffered a stroke on
June 12, 2009, during surgery.
Marlene was in the Rapid City
hospital and Avera hospital in
Sioux Falls. On September 12,
she was transferred to Lakewood,
Colo., where her husband stayed
with her until Bub’s sister, Nancy
Hastings, came and stayed with
her until she was released. Nancy
then moved to Murdo and lived
with them until she was admitted
“ I believe in God the Father
Almighty, Maker of heaven and
Some parents ask God to give
them children. Then long before
their children are born, they
think of their children as God's
children. When the children are
born, they pray that God may
have first place in the children's
lives. These parents have their
children baptized soon after they
are born to make them God's
These children learn to put God
first in their lives. This means
that their strength is used for
God first. Their talents are used
for God. They give of their time to
Why should we put God first?
Because God has created us and
all things. We owe our life to
There is a verse in the Bible
that puts God first. It is the very
first verse in the Bible. It begins,
“In the beginning God. That is a
wonderful way for the Bible to
start. “In the beginning God.”
God first. God in the very first
verse of the first chapter of the
first book of the Bible.
“In the beginning God” means
that God has always been. God
has all power. He is almighty.
In the beginning God created the
heavens and the earth, and all
that is in them.
Now that we have refreshed
our memories on this, how come
we do not see more people in
church on Sunday's. Yes, I know
that summer is here and people
get really busy. But where is God
in our lives then?
If we want our children to keep
God first in our lives, our we
keeping God first in our own life?
For me I now have 4 services a
weekend instead of 3. And for a
couple of weeks I will be preach-
ing 4 times on Sunday, in 4 differ-
ent towns and a Sat. evening
service, besides. And no I am not
complaining. I love sharing the
Word of the LORD.
Things get busy for me as well
on Sunday. What a joy it is to
share the Word of God and seeing
His children in His Church hear-
ing His Word.
We pray. We praise You,
Almighty God, our Father in
heaven, for creating this beautiful
world. We thank You for Your
many kindnesses to us. Forgive
us because we have so often forgot
to thank and praise You. Help us
always to keep You first in our
hearts and our lives.” in Jesus'
name we pray. Amen.
God First
•Pastor Ray Greenseth, Messiah/St. Paul Lutheran Churches•
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Words cannot express our appreciation for all
the support received for the Relay For Life of
Quad County! Hats off to the Relay Committee
who spent many, many hours planning and organizing this
Event. A huge thank you to our Corporate Sponsors, Team
Captains for inspiring your team members, Team Members
for your hard work and support, and to everyone who so
unselfishly donated to many, many fundraisers. To all
the businesses and residences that helped Paint the
Town of Wall Purple this past week..you were
all wonderful! Even tourists in our community
noticed this and commented! Our
speakers and entertainment at the event
did a superb job! Thanks to DJ Rush for
putting the beautiful tribute video together! Last,
but not least, we want to thank our surrounding
communities. Without all of your support this would
not have been the success it was. We haven't won the
fight against cancer just yet, so let's all keep up the hard
work. Ìt's never too soon to get ready for the next Relay!!
Thanks Again!
Relay For Life of Quad County Committee
U.S. net beef exports grow
United States net beef exports
have grown appreciably in the
last few months, said Darrell
Mark, Adjunct Professor of Eco-
nomics at South Dakota State
He explained that net exports -
beef exports minus imports - grew
to 72.3 million pounds in July
“Net beef exports have been
higher than last year on a month-
ly basis from May through July
2013, which is the most recent
month for which data are avail-
able. From January through July
2013, the U.S. exported 42 mil-
lion more pounds of beef than it
imported. During the same seven
months in 2012, the U.S. import-
ed 30 million more pounds of beef
than it exported,” he said.
Mark noted that net exports
have expanded due to both higher
exports and lower imports in
recent months.
In July, U.S. beef and veal
exports totaled 264.6 million
pounds, 14.7 percent more than
in July 2012 and 32 percent more
than the previous 5-year average
for July. Exports to Japan, which
totaled 80.5 million pounds in
July, have led the increase in U.S.
beef exports. Exports to Japan
have surged since Japan changed
the BSE-related trade restriction
to allow beef from cattle less than
30 months old to be imported
from the U.S. instead of the more
restrictive 20 month old require-
ment that had been in place.
“In fact, July’s exports to Japan
were the highest since October
2003, two months prior to the
original ban Japan placed on U.S.
beef imports following the BSE
case in December 2003,” Mark
said. “Beef exports to Japan have
surged since February 2013,
resulting in a 52 percent increase
for the first seven months of the
Among the other large U.S.
beef export customers, Mark said
exports to Canada and Mexico
both increased in July 2013 rela-
tive to a year ago.
“Canada imported 15 percent
more beef from the U.S. while
Mexico imported 32 percent more
U.S. beef,” he said. “For both
countries, increased imports of
U.S. beef have likely resulted
from smaller domestic beef sup-
plies following liquidation of their
cattle herds in the last couple of
Exports to South Korea - his-
torically one of the top four buy-
ers of U.S. beef - have not faired
as well in 2013. Mark explained
that in July 2013, the U.S.
exported 27 percent less beef to
South Korea than in July 2012
and exports to the country have
averaged 26 percent lower for the
first seven months of 2013. How-
ever, he said exports to other
Asian countries have improved,
in 2013.
“In particular, beef exports to
Taiwan and Hong Kong have
increased by 166 percent and 70
percent, respectively, for the Jan-
uary-July period,” Mark said.
“Many of these exports are
believed to reach China, a poten-
tially large-growth market for
The U.S. has imported less
beef in 2013.
“Although July 2013 U.S. beef
imports were on pace with July
2012, imports from January to
July were down 2 percent. Of
interest in the July trade data are
changes in the countries supply-
ing beef to the U.S,” he said,
explaining that beef imports from
Canada and Mexico were down 4
percent and 1 percent, respective-
ly. “Again, this reflects smaller
beef supplies in those countries
after liquidation of their cattle
Imports were also 16 percent
lower from New Zealand, which
had emerged as a large supplier
of beef to the U.S. earlier in 2013
following drought in that country
that caused increase slaughter of
its cattle herd. In July 2013, the
U.S. imported more beef from
South America. Imports from
Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay
increased 81 percent, 16 percent
and 18 percent, respectively, com-
pared to July 2012.
In the September 12 World
Agriculture Supply and Demand
Estimates (WASDE) report,
USDA forecasted 2013 annual
U.S. beef imports and exports to
be 2.298 million and 2.408 million
pounds, respectively.
“If realized, that would make
the U.S. a net exporter of beef for
the fourth consecutive year,” he
said. “USDA forecasts beef
imports in 2014 will be 2.64 mil-
lion pounds and beef exports next
year to be 2.30 million pounds,
which would result in the U.S.
being a net importer of beef on a
volume basis, which is not
uncommon by historical stan-
The lower export forecasts are
predicated on declining cattle
numbers and beef supplies in the
U.S. However, Mark said growing
demand from other countries,
particularly China, may divert
beef exported from other coun-
tries away from the U.S. in com-
ing years, which would effectively
lower U.S. beef imports.
To learn more visit, iGrow.org.
Garline Boni (18) tips the ball over the net as Skylar Green covers in the
volleyball game in Philip held Tuesday, September 10.
September 19, 2013 Issue 1
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.
Staff: Skylar Green, Kaylen Larsen,
Skyler Miller and Mikayla Waldron
Adviser: Margie Peters
Murdo Coyote • September 19, 2013 • 4
Jones County Weather
Coyote football starts with two hard losses
son, Venard, Cody Hight and Dal-
ton Kinsley receiving the addi-
tional 33 yards.
On defense, Miller led the
defense with seven tackles and
Johnson, Venard, Dalton Kinsley
and Brandon Parsons recording
23 tackles together.
By Skyler Miller
The Coyotes football team
started with a tough loss against
the Kougars August 30 in Kado-
ka. They battled neck-and-neck
with the Kougars late into the
game with the final score of 34-
20. Coach JayTee Sealey said, “I
thought we played hard, but a
few costly mistakes in the second
half slowed down our momentum.
We hope to improve on those mis-
takes in the coming weeks.” The
Coyotes had 253 total rushing
yards and 82 passing yards.
Skyler Miller led the team with
86 rushing yards and 43 receiving
yards. Chad Johnson, Wyatt
Weber, Dylan Kinsley and Dalton
Kinsley also gave the coyotes 157
yards rushing. On defense Miller
also led the Coyotes with 15 tack-
les, and Johnson, Connor Venard,
and Weber, with 7 tackles apiece.
The Coyotes had a tough chal-
lenge lying in front of them as
they faced off against the Wall
Eagles at home September 6. The
Coyotes battled but were never
able to make up the scoring
deficit in front of them, with the
final score 56-6.
Dalton Kinsley led the team on
offense with 77 yards rushing and
one touchdown. Miller and John-
son helped the Coyotes with 45
yards rushing, giving the team
122 total rushing yards. The Coy-
otes had 54 yards passing from
Dylan Kinsley with Miller lead-
ing with 21 yards receiving. John-
Dalton Kinsley (25) heads downfield against the Wall Eagles with an open
field ahead.
JC seniors begin Recycling
for your SoleMate Program
cled, raw materials and natural
resources are conserved. The
energy it takes to make new prod-
ucts can also be conserved. This
results in smaller carbon foot-
prints, less greenhouse gasses
and emissions and cleaner land-
For some people, having a pair
of shoes (even a used pair) can
completely change a life. A high
point of this program may be the
opportunity for you to find your
SoleMate. With a simple note in
the shoe, you can trace the path
your shoes take to meet their new
feet. The shoes you recycle will be
reused throughout the globe.
We will be collecting your old
shoes throughout the school year.
Our drop-off points will be out-
side Mrs. Peter’s classroom in the
high school, in the grade school,
in the Harold Thune Auditorium,
at the First Fidelity Bank in
Murdo and at Dakota Prairie
Bank in Draper.
All shoes that are donated must
be gently worn, but not worn out.
All shoes must be in pairs and
still be reusable and re-wearable.
There cannot be any holes, and
they all must be clean and dry.
We will accept athletic shoes,
dress shoes, casual shoes, timber-
land type work boots, sandals,
heels, and flats. All men’s,
women’s, and kid’s shoes will be
accepted. Unfortunately we can-
not accept ski boots, winter boots,
roller skates, ice skates, roller
blades, flip flops, crocs or bed-
rooms slippers.
by Kaylen Larsen
Scour your closets. Find all the
shoes you have but don’t wear
anymore. The senior class would
like for you to donate your old
shoes. The Environmental Pro-
tection Agency says that only 15
percent of textiles such as shoes,
clothes and bags are recycled.
That means that each person
ends up putting 70 pounds of tex-
tiles into landfills each year. Over
300 million pairs of shoes every
year are thrown in the trash, and
these shoes can spend more than
200 years in the landfill decom-
Shoes are in great demand in
many third world countries as
many may not be able to afford a
new pair. When shoes are recy-
Three chosen for Elementary Honors Choir
Congratulations to sixth
graders Breckin Steilen and Lilli
Moore and fourth grader Madelyn
Host, who were chosen for the
South Dakota Elementary Hon-
ors Choir November 2 at the
Sioux Falls Convention Center.
Dr. Sean Burton from Briar
Cliff University in Sioux City,
Iowa will direct the choir. The
selections will include “J’entends
le Moulin” by Donald Patriquin,
“When I Am Silent” by Joan Varn-
er, “Spining Song from Kashmir”
by Neil Ginsberg, “Caledonian's
Air” by James Mulholland and
“Bhavani” by Ethan Sperry.
Director Rose Comp will be
working with the students to pre-
pare them for the concert.
From left to right: Breckin Steilen, Madelyn Host and Lilli Moore.
From left to right: Jennings Newbold, Grant Vander Vorst, Loren Lutz, Jane
Springer, Britany Willis and Kelcy Nash.
2013-2014 lunch ladies from left to right: Cindy Newbold, Emiley Letsche
and Jean Penticoff.
Several students, staff members
join Jones County school system
By Skyler Miller
Some new faces have appeared
at the elementary and high
school. Not all of the 20 new faces
are students either; the staff has
added eight new names to its ros-
ter. The elementary has four new
students, other than the arriving
kindergartners along with one
new staff member, Britany Willis,
special education instructor.
Willis said, “I enjoy coming to
school every day to work with a
great staff and student body.” She
hopes that she doesn’t encounter
any set-backs and that everyone
has a great year.
The high school has added
seven new students (in a later
article) and eight new staff mem-
bers including a new counselor,
superintendent, librarian, three
lunch ladies: Cindy Newbold,
Jean Penticoff and Emiley
Letsche, and two custodial work-
ers: Jennings Newbold and Jane
Springer. All enjoy being around
the kids and interacting with
them day-to-day.
Loren Lutz, the new counselor
and sixth grade social studies
teacher, said he loves the school
and the situation in which he has
been placed. “The size and the
involvement of the student body
in extra-curricular activities are
definitely my favorite things
about this school.” Lutz has
already done some hard work and
has made Jones County a new
testing site for the ACT tests and
has introduced the idea of Coyote
of the Week. Only students will
nominate people who have acted
with kindness or given special
help to others. The names will be
placed into a box in Mrs. Peters’
room and a drawing done on Fri-
days. Some small reward will be
given to the winner. He hopes he
can further continue his work and
improvement of the school.
New superintendent Grant
Vander Vorst said he loves what
he has seen from the school, but
definitely has some adjusting and
learning to do about our school.
Vander Vorst said he can’t wait
for more home activities and to
get to know the students better,
but he has enjoyed meeting the
students and learning how things
function in Jones County.
When asked the deciding factor
to taking the job and moving to
Murdo, Vander Vorst said, “The
number one reason I wanted to
come to Murdo is to be closer to
family. I have two sons whom I
now live closer to and have more
opportunities to see. I’ve never
heard a single bad thing about
Jones County in the past, so it
made my decision a lot easier.”
As the new librarian, Kelcy
Nash likes the stability the job
has given her rather than when
she was substituting for the
school and she was given a wide
variety of jobs to do. Her favorite
part about being the librarian is
the ability to be around the activ-
ities and kids more. She plans on
making some improvements in
the library such as having the
students fill out recommendation
sheets and book reviews. Nash
also plans to work with the ath-
letic director Larry Ball, to fulfill
her goal of becoming an athletic
by Kaylen Larsen
Being avid gamesters, seniors
Casey Brink and Travis Grab-
lander took advantage of an
opportunity they heard of
through Travis’s friends from the
area. This convention, Sogencom,
took place at the Sioux Falls Con-
vention Center the weekend of
August 30, 31 and September 1.
Both boys participated in many
events, although since Casey is
over 18 and Travis is not, Casey
could go into a few more events
than Travis.
The boys really enjoyed the
Mario Kart tournament they both
competed in. They competed in
pool-play rounds in an attempt to
make it to the championship
game. Travis unfortunately lost
in the second round, but Casey
made it into the championship
bracket to eventually win second
place. There were about 40 people
altogether in the tournament.
Casey’s prize for second place was
a key chain and a poster. The first
place winner also got a Mario
They played a card game called
“We haven’t field tested this at
all,” a game with random cards
that make up temporary rules for
the game. For example, one card
may state that everyone loses,
and another may say that anyone
who says words like “you” “yours”
or “my” will lose automatically.
Travis bought a flintlock pistol,
and Casey bought some Pokémon
plushies, as well as a DVD and
statue set. Casey said the only
thing he didn’t like about the con-
vention was that he didn’t bring
enough money for everything that
he wanted to buy.
The boys also watched a Cos-
play competition. At the end of
the competition they watched a
man propose to a woman by get-
ting down on one knee and pre-
senting her a stuffed plushie with
some “bling.”
Both competitors thought the
experience was fun and worth the
time to go.
Coyote of the Week
by Mikayla Waldron
Coyote of the Week is a new
way to honor students who
demonstrate good citizenship or
helpfulness to others. The nomi-
nations will come from students
in grades 7-12, and they may
nominate any JCHS student or
staff member. The new counselor,
Mr. Lutz, came up with the idea.
The Coyote will be chosen by a
random drawing on Fridays after
Get ready! Homecoming 2013
will begin in another week
by Skylar Green
The class of 2014 chose Super-
heroes/Villains for the homecom-
ing theme for the festivities the
week of September 23-27. For fun
and a little challenge, students
will take part in the following
dress-up days: Hippie Day, Nerd
Day, Sign-a-T-shirt Day, Athletic
Jersey Day and Blue/Orange Day.
Coronation will be held Monday,
September 23 at 7 p.m.
After the preliminary vote, stu-
dents chose royalty including
Carole Benda, Skylar Green,
Mikayla Waldron, Clayton Evans,
Chad Johnson and Jackson
Volmer. If the weather cooper-
ates, the sophomores will wrap
and soak the JC for burning.
At first Superintendent Vander
Vorst ruled out the car bash
because he was worried about
safety issues. He wanted the win-
dows taken out beforehand to
prevent glass from flying and pos-
sibly harming someone. A few
seniors gave him the idea of hav-
ing goggles available for people to
wear if they wanted to, and he
agreed to keep the windows in the
The Lady Coyotes will play in
Rapid City Tuesday, September
24 against RCC at 6:30 p.m. The
cross country team will compete
at the Conference meet in Philip
at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Septem-
ber 25. The Lady Coyotes will
next face Todd County in Murdo
at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, September
After the Olympics on Thurs-
day morning, the classes will
build floats in the afternoon and
on Friday morning for the home-
coming parade at 1:30 p.m. on
Friday, September 27.
More action will follow when
the Coyotes face the White River
Tigers that night at 7 p.m. and
the Ladies round out their week
of play on Saturday, September
28 in the Kimball Tourney.
2013 JCHS Royalty, back row, left to right: Skylar Green, Carole Benda,
Mikayla Waldron. Front row, left to right: Chad Johnson, Clayton Evans
and Jackson Volmer.
•Monday: Hippie Day
•Tuesday: Nerd Day
•Wednesday: Sign-a-
•Thursday: Athletic
Jersey Day
•Friday: Orange and
Blue Day
2013 JCHS
Dress-up schedule
Date High Low Prec.
09-11 81.9 60.3 0
09-12 86.9 60.1 0
09-13 80.6 51.3 0
09-14 82.2 58.4 .01
09-15 86.6 56.2 .01
09-16 69.6 47.4 .01
Murdo Coyote • September 19, 2013 • 5
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going on here?”I asked myself.
“Birds don’t have antennae.” It
was a muddle because this one
had the same kind of tube thing
as the hummingbird for sucking
up nectar. It shortly flew away
and left me scratching my head.
A bit later I mentioned my
encounters with these airborne
friends to wife Corinne. “Oh,” she
said. “That was a hummingbird
moth. They act like humming-
birds but they’re moths.” Well,
that was a good enough explana-
tion for what I’d seen, but I did
check up to see if she was telling
me the truth or selling me a bill
of goods. She apparently was cor-
rect. I saw a picture of a hum-
mingbird moth over the Internet,
and it strongly resembled what
I’d seen.
Other people have obviously
been similarly confused between
bird and bug because the Inter-
net had the following: “So you
think you saw a baby humming-
bird, but you just couldn’t explain
those antennae. Did you even
think maybe nature gives baby
hummingbirds feathers that
mimic antennae to disguise the
vulnerable baby? Maybe they fall
off when they get to a certain
age. NOT!” Confusion cleared up.
These are two separate crea-
tures. I could safely go on to
other things.
Now on to observations being
informative. This might apply to
many things, but lately I was
reminded, as I am every year,
that fall is drawing nigh when I
once again see Sirius, the Dog
Star, (our brightest star) in the
night sky. It is lost from view in
May every year since that is
when it starts going below the
western horizon before the sun
does. Then in mid to late August,
there it is once more in the south-
east just a little before sunrise.
For some reason, seeing Sirius
again always signals the end of
summer to me and the beginning
of fall. I often purposely look for
it when I know it is about to
reappear. It, additionally, is the
last of seven bright stars that
become visible in late summer
and form what I call the “circle of
lights.” This nifty display is
pleasant to look at all winter.
These seven are all among the
fifteen brightest stars we can see
in this hemisphere so seeing
them in a relatively small circle
is quite a treat for those of us
who enjoy such things. I definite-
ly am one of those.
Finally, on observations that
amuse us, we had one of those
this summer on the Fourth of
July. A group of teenagers was
blasting off fireworks in a nearby
parking lot that evening which
was enjoyable. Then one young
fellow rooted around in the trunk
of his car and dug out a bagpipe.
Subsequently, he marched
around the parking lot playing
every patriotic song known to
man on his Scottish instrument
and finishing with “Amazing
Grace.” Somehow, this was so out
of the ordinary that a person
couldn’t help but smile.
So there you have it. Our obser-
vations of the world around us
can entertain us, make us wiser,
and sometimes confuse us. We
may have to think about what
we’ve seen for awhile to make
sense of it all. Maybe we’ll even
come to the right conclusions.
Let’s hope for that.
Our observations of the world
around us can be informative,
amusing, and sometimes confus-
ing. Let’s take confusing first.
That applied this week when I
was sitting on the deck and a
hummingbird came by. It didn’t
seem a bit worried about me
being only three feet away and
went happily on with its business
of sipping nectar from four large
potted lantana flowers. This
specie of birds is extremely
hyperactive and moves their
wings so fast that they are just a
blur. They are also one of the
very smallest of birds. Due to
their tiny size and quick move-
ments, they can easily be over-
looked or just mistaken for a big
insect. As a result, it took me a
few moments to realize what I
was seeing, after which I looked
more closely.
In defense of my slowness to
recognize what I was seeing, let
me explain that I’ve seen very
few hummingbirds in my life.
There was one I glimpsed briefly
at the ranch many years ago, and
then last year I saw one several
times at a little distance. Both
sightings were short-lived affairs
because these critters tend to flit
in and away so fast that you can’t
really get a very good look at
them. This time around, I had
the opportunity to actually see
what my flying friend looked like,
for a change, and to study its
behavior. I’ve been a bird watch-
er for many years so I enjoyed
the encounter.
This was all fine and well until
shortly thereafter when I saw
another creature hovering
around the same plants. “Ah, the
hummingbird is back,” I told
myself. “Wait, it seems smaller
than the first one.” I looked more
closely, and that’s when confu-
sion set in. This critter had a
pointed abdomen with stripes.
Next I noticed that it had little
antennae on its head. “What is
Lookin’ Around
• Syd Iwan •
Healthy choices at
concession stands
In recent years, being busy has
become the rule rather than the
exception. And with the rush of
everyday life, concession stands
are often the fast food place of
sporting events.
Concessions are a vital part of
most school-sponsored sporting
events. Student groups and
organizations often use conces-
sions to raise activity funds.
Unfortunately, finding healthy
concession foods that are low in
fat and sugar can be a challenge.
For the numerous events that
take place this time of the year
requiring concessions, it’s good to
know the facts.
Obesity rates are rising nation-
wide. According to the Center for
Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC), obese adolescents have an
80 percent chance of becoming
obese adults, obesity is a major
risk factor for many serious
health conditions, including type
2 diabetes, stroke, heart disease,
high blood pressure and certain
cancers, and childhood obesity
health expenses are estimated at
$14 billion annually. As of 2010,
according to the Trust for Ameri-
ca's Health (TFAH) report, South
Dakota was named the 15th most
obese state in the country, with
28.5 percent of adults considered
obese and a 13.2 percent child-
hood obesity rate.
If you observe that there aren’t
any healthy food choices at a con-
cession stand, don’t be disheart-
ened. If the only foods available
are high in fat and sugar, balance
out the rest of the day with
healthier meals and snacks.
The following tips may be help-
ful as you strive to eat healthier
meals and snacks from concession
stands. The concession stand in
your area may or may not offer
some of these food choices. If not,
share with the concession staff
the need to add healthier food
options. Healthy concession stand
tips: bring food from home to
enhance concession stand foods
such as an apple to eat with a
slice of pizza. Split portions of
food with a friend. Leave the
chili-cheese sauce off your hotdog.
Choose animal crackers instead
of potato chips. Order your
nachos without cheese. Replace
candy bars with granola bars or
cereal bars. Snack on pretzels
without the cheese. Drink water
or 100 percent fruit juice instead
of sodas.
Concessions sales can be prof-
itable and contribute to the
health and well-being of youth
and adults. For other tips, visit
http://igrow.org/, where you can
find information on a variety of
timely topics.
For more information, contact
SDSU Nutrition Field Specialist
Ann Schwader at the Winner
Regional Extension Center at
605-842-1267 or ann.schwader
School board considers
use of procurement cards
by Tami Jo Newbold-Flynn
The Jones County School
Board met Monday, September 9.
Bill Lynch from the Associated
School Boards was the first to
speak after the meeting was
called to order. Lynch spoke about
p-Cards (procurement cards) and
how they would be a benefit to the
school. The p-Cards have rebate
potential, plus the cards cut costs
by saving on the number of
checks issued and the cost of
postage from sending checks. It
would also cut the time it would
save office manager Tami
Schreiber from having to issue
individual checks. Lynch said, “It
is a win-win for everyone
Most vendors accept the card
since they work primarily the
same as a credit card from a ven-
dors stand point. The school can
set many limits on the card
including the dollar amount each
individual card can spend, also
the types of items card holders
can purchase. When asked about
the interest rate for the p-Cards,
Lynch said this hasn’t been an
issue in the past as the office
manager pays the cards balance
every month. Jones County
School District would join the 13
states and approximately 600
school districts, 13 of which are in
South Dakota, that are already
using the cards.
Superintendent Grant Vander
Vorst said that he has had a pre-
vious positive experience with the
Vander Vorst spoke about
Jones County ACT scores which
he said overall were pretty solid.
He also said that this year Jones
County will be an ACT testing
The community fitness room
was discussed and Cheryl Iversen
volunteered to join the committee
that already consists of Bev Ball,
Ann Host, and Grant Vander
Early stages of planning are in
the works for the school board
sponsored tailgate party to be
held October 11.
Rural Health Care, Inc. providing assistance
to those affected by the Affordable Care Act
Rural Health Care, Inc., oper-
ating Community Health Centers
throughout central South Dakota,
will be providing an essential
service to assist individuals with
the new health coverage changes
within the Affordable Care Act
that will be implemented this fall.
The organization’s Outreach/
Enrollment Specialist, Diana
Melvin, will be raising communi-
ty awareness about the upcoming
changes and helping those affect-
ed sign up for insurance.
Melvin is currently undergoing
training to be a Certified Applica-
tion Counselor. This will enable
Melvin to assist individuals in the
newly developed Marketplace
application process. Open enroll-
ment for the Marketplace is
scheduled to start on October 1,
2013 and end March 31, 2014.
Coverage will begin on January 1,
Some of the main changes to
health care coverage, under the
ACA, include the new Health
Insurance Marketplace, and the
Individual Responsibility
The Marketplace is a new way
to buy private insurance. It is
non-biased, and allows individu-
als to compare plans side by side
when making a decision. Through
the Marketplace, individuals may
also qualify for cost sharing
reductions and tax credits
depending on their income level.
In addition, Children 18 and
under can apply for the Chil-
dren’s Health Insurance Pro-
Individuals that would like to
receive insurance through the
Marketplace or determine if their
children are eligible for Medicaid
can fill out applications online,
over the phone, by mail or in per-
Everyone in the United States
must meet the Individual
Responsibility Requirement,
meaning that everyone that can
afford it must have some type of
health care coverage, or be sub-
ject to a fine at the end of the tax
year. Melvin’s objective is to pre-
vent individuals from being sub-
jected to penalties.
Additionally, Melvin states “No
one should be receiving any
phone calls nor mailings telling
them to sign up for health insur-
ance, if someone does call, folks
should assume it is fraud and
hang up. People need to be espe-
cially careful not to give out per-
sonal information.” Suspected
fraud should be reported to by
calling the Federal Trade Com-
mission at 1-877-382-4357.
Rural Health Care, Inc. oper-
ates Federally Qualified Health
Center’s in Fort Pierre, Onida,
Gettysburg, Murdo, Presho,
Highmore and Buchanan Ele-
mentary School.
For more information on Rural
Health Care, Inc. and the services
they provide please visit
www.ruralhc.net or call the
administration office in Fort
Pierre at 605-223-2200.
For more information on the
new health coverage changes
under the Affordable Care Act
please visit www.healthcare.gov
or call 1-800-318-2596.
Maggie Dowling, daughter of Jared and Bonnie, enjoys homemade
banana bread and cereal at a home volleyball game.
Photos by Karlee Moore
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you are doing so we can notate
the action in your contract folder.
If you use clipping for weed con-
trol, only the areas affected
should be clipped (less than ¼ of
the plant is cut) and no harvest-
ing is allowed. Mowing for hunt-
ing strips, convenience, or cos-
metic purposes is never allowed.
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 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.
We are taking this opportunity
to remind you of your responsibil-
ities as a CRP participant to com-
ply with the State’s noxious weed
laws, controlling other undesir-
able plants and controlling
insects and rodents on your CRP
When you entered into a CRP
Contract, you agreed to control
weeds, insects and rodents. If
appropriate measures are not
taken to control problems in these
areas, the county committee is
required to consider whether you
are in compliance with the terms
and conditions of your CRP con-
tracts. If the COC determines you
have not made a good faith effort
to control undesirables, your con-
tract could be terminated. If your
contract is terminated, it would
mean that you would be required
to refund all annual payments, all
cost share payments plus inter-
est, and pay liquidated damages.
It is the responsibility of the
CRP contract holders to assure
that weeds are controlled to the
extent that they do not affect the
cover, the neighbor’s land, or vio-
late the state noxious weed laws.
It is recommended you let the
office know what maintenance
• David Klingberg •
The thought occurred to me the
other day; I wonder if, after near-
ly two years since the re-organi-
zation of the Extension Service in
South Dakota, is the phone num-
ber for the Winner Regional
Extension Center in the phone
book? I hadn’t gotten around to
looking yet this morning when
someone called with a question,
and after that was taken care of,
suggested that we should get our
phone number in the phone book.
He said it wasn’t in the phone
book and had to look in the news-
paper for my news column to find
it (I always thought writing a
weekly news column was a good
idea). As it turns out, the phone
number for the Winner Regional
Extension Center is in both of the
telephone books we are provided
with here in the Winner center.
As apparently some people have
figured out, the key is to look
under “SDSU Extension Regional
Center. I don’t have access to tele-
phone books from other areas of
South Dakota, but I could imag-
ine they would list Regional
Extension Centers in those areas
the same way.
If you are looking online, visit:
ht t p: / / i gr ow. or g/ about / our-
experts/ for a complete listing of
all the SDSU Extension Regional
Centers, the County Extension
Offices where the 4-H Advisors
are located, as well as the SDSU
Extension Campus-Based Staff.
If you want to contact the SDSU
Extension Regional Center here
in Winner, call 842-1267.
Watering Trees
Many trees which were just
beginning to recover from the
2012 drought are now beginning
to suffer from the late summer
water deficit that many areas are
experiencing. There are numer-
ous trees with discolored foliage
and drooping shoots. If trees in
areas that have been low in pre-
cipitation, expect to see some
dieback and decline next year if
these trees are not watered soon.
The best time to water your trees
to prepare them for winter, par-
ticularly evergreens, is not just
before freeze-up, but now. Most
trees do best with about 1 inch of
precipitation a week at this time
of year so that means a fair
amount of watering.
Extension News
• Bob Fanning (605) 842-1267 •
Who are you
going to call?
West Nile Virus was first dis-
covered in 1937 in Uganda. Until
1994, it was not felt to be of any
major clinical significance. How-
ever in 1994, it burst upon
humans with an epidemic of West
Nile virus infection in Algeria.
Two years later another big epi-
demic occurred in Romania and
finally the first major Western
hemisphere infection in New York
City in 1999. This was due to a
spread of infection by mosquitoes
biting song birds, of all things. In
2002 the first ever cases were
reported in South Dakota and in
2003 the epidemic blossomed.
There were 1,039 cases of West
Nile virus human infections iden-
tified in South Dakota in 2003
with 14 deaths.
The major reservoir of West
Nile virus is song birds while
mosquitoes transmit the virus to
multiple species. Mosquitoes pick
the disease up from birds and
then carry it to humans who will
develop symptoms if they are
going to, 2-15 days after a mos-
quito bite. Fortunately, slightly
less than 80 percent of the people
who are infected with West Nile
virus have no symptoms at all.
About 20 percent of people infect-
ed with West Nile virus will
develop fever, headache, fatigue,
muscle pain, nausea, anorexia,
vomiting, rash or any combina-
tion of these symptoms. The
biggest disappointment this 20
percent of the infected people
have is a long recovery period up
to three months before they begin
to regain their normal strength
and well being.
In the month of August, the
Pierre area had three cases of
West Nile virus that were very
severe and involved the brain and
nervous system. Very fortunately,
the neurologic involvement with
this happens in less than one per-
cent of people who are infected
with the virus. But for some rea-
son North and South Dakota
have the highest rate of neuro-
invasive west nile disease of any
state in the country. The reason
for this is not known but may
relate to the advanced average
age of our population.
The neurologic involvement by
this virus involves three possible
major clinical events. One is
encephalitis in which the virus
infects the brain. The second is
called meningitis in which the
virus affects the coverings on the
brain. And a third clinical syn-
drome is very much like polio
leaving the person paralyzed. In
fact, the virus is circulated to all
parts of the body. For some rea-
son, not everyone gets the brain
and central nervous system
Most unfortunately, the only
treatment that we know is sup-
portive. These three cases were
all treated with a respirator when
those patients were too weak to
breathe for themselves. Fortu-
nately, all three cases survived.
The ugly part of neurological
involvement with West Nile virus
is the devastating effect on the
patient’s general health. If the
person is to recover from West
Nile virus encephalitis, it will
take months. The weakness, the
fatigue, the confusion are very,
very slow to recover. This is exas-
perating for families who relate
that their loved one was riding a
bicycle two weeks ago but now
they can’t even get out of bed or
breathe for themselves. Fortu-
nately, from the peak year of inci-
dence in the United States in
2003, the number of cases has
progressively decreased over the
last 10 years. Undoubtedly this
has a great deal to do with the
general immunization of the pub-
lic and animals that do not devel-
op symptoms.
Obviously, with no specific
treatment being available, the
most important aspect of treating
this virus is not to get it. The high
risk groups are the very young,
those over age 50, males, those
with an organ transplant, those
immunosuppressed from other
medical diseases, and those with
hypertension or diabetes. These
groups should be unusually care-
ful in July and August to avoid
mosquito exposure. In the past,
St Louis encephalitis, eastern
equine encephalitis, and
LaCrosse encephalitis were the
only significant infections mos-
quitoes carried in South Dakota.
Now those diseases are in the
substantial minority compared to
the incidence of West Nile virus
infection which can be fatal or
devastating if the neurologic syn-
drome develops. Avoidance of
mosquito bites through routine
measures is strongly recommend-
ed, especially for the high risk
groups mentioned above and
especially in July and August.
The Clinical View
• Dr. P.E. Hoffsten •
West Nile
virus infection
Insuring winter wheat for 2014
More than 90 percent of wheat
acres in South Dakota were cov-
ered by Revenue Protection dur-
ing the 2013 crop year. For pro-
ducers who plan to enroll 2014
winter wheat acres in crop protec-
tion, insurance and marketing
decisions are going to be a bit dif-
ferent from in the past, said
Matthew Diersen, Professor &
SDSU Extension Risk/Business
Management Specialist.
Diersen said the deadline to
purchase or change winter wheat
coverage is September 30 in
South Dakota. Most wheat is
insured in the state, so the main
choice this time of year is often
related to the yield election level.
Producers have until October 15
to plant winter wheat with full
insurance coverage.
The price discovery period
spans from August 15 to Septem-
ber 14 and uses the Kansas City
September 2014 futures price.
“That price has been averaging
sharply lower than the insurance
price from a year ago. The recent
history of projected and harvest
prices are shown in the table,”
Diersen said. “The projected price
determines the base for both
Yield Protection and Revenue
Protection coverage.”
Diersen said the volatility in
the futures price has been lower
this year than its five-year aver-
age of 0.29 and suggests with
lower premium rates for 2014
that producers consider increas-
ing the coverage percentage.
“The lower volatility and lower
price level point to lower insur-
ance premiums compared to last
year. During 2013 most wheat
was insured at the 70 percent
level,” he said.
He added that the use of rev-
enue protection means most pro-
ducers have adequate protection
to allow for some pre-harvest
wheat marketing.
“The low volatility levels at the
present time likely make options
strategies inexpensive,” he said.
“In the event of higher prices
by harvest, revenue protection
coverage increases. As producers
work on their marketing plans
they should keep in mind that the
insurance coverage is not unlim-
ited, being capped at 200 percent
of the base price,” he said. “Cov-
ered sales, buying out-of-the-
money call options, would be
advised when marketing aggres-
Diersen said producers should
also consider the harvest time
basis and how it lines up with
“Winter wheat insurance set-
tles to the average during July of
the Kansas City September con-
tract,” he said. “The basis, figured
as the cash price received by
farmers in South Dakota minus
the average futures price in July,
has averaged $-0.64 per bushel
during the past five years.
Hedges will likely be most effec-
tively placed using the September
contract and factoring in a simi-
lar basis level.”
For more details review Chap-
ter 9: Insuring Wheat in South
Dakota of “iGrow Wheat: Best
Management Practices for Wheat
Production,” found on iGrow.org.
Public Notices
Murdo Coyote • September 19, 2013 • 9
Proceedings of the
Draper Town Board
Regular Session
September 3, 2013
The Draper Town Board met in regular
session on September 3, 2013, at 7:00
p.m. at the Draper hall. Chairman Nies
called the meeting to order. Present:
Nies, Hatheway and Louder. Absent:
none. The minutes of the last meeting
were read and approved.
These bills were presented for payment
and approved: Greg Rankin, mowing,
$174.54; Kim Schmidt, salary, $359.40;
Elaine Meyers, light fixture-hall, $71.00;
Dept of Revenue, sales tax, $26.60;
Draper Post Office, box rent, $44.00;
Heartland Waste, garbage, $700.00; WR
Lyman Jones, water, $52.50; Murdo
Coyote, advertisement, $13.97; Kim
Schmidt, microwave-hall, $147.34; Dept
of Revenue, ss & wh, $100.12; West
Central Electric, labor on street light,
$414.27; Farmers Union, mower fuel,
$37.66; West Central Electric, electric,
A lengthy discussion was held on the bill
from West Central Electric concerning
the street light and pole. Finance clerk
stated she talked with West Central a lit-
tle about this and they stated it was con-
sidered vandalism since the pole was
run into and that is why it is the Towns
responsibility to pay for it. The Board
stated no one ever contacted them con-
cerning this. The finance clerk is to col-
lect more info as to if the law was con-
tacted and why no town trustee was con-
A short discussion was held on the budg-
et for the following year.
The cleaning of the hall was discussed. It
is part of the rental agreement that the
hall floor must be mopped. There seems
to be a problem with no one cleaning the
floor after all of the “no charge” rentals
such as anniversaries, funerals, meet-
ings, etc. It was decided that there
should be a $100.00 deposit before the
keys are released and it will be returned
once the hall has been cleaned and
mopped. If anyone should have any
questions they are free to ask any one of
the board members.
Finance clerk stated that the microwave
had quit and the light in the pantry needs
replaced. These items have been pur-
chased and ready to be installed.
Being no further business Nies
motioned, second Louder, to adjourn.
Kim Schmidt,
Finance Clerk
Published September 19, 2013, at the
total approximate cost of $24.04.
Notice of Auction
The City of Murdo is AUCTIONING the
following parcels of baled hay:
Approx 140 bales N Dam Area
The hay is baled in round bales and at
the above location. Hay will be auctioned
at public auction at the Regular City
Council meeting on Monday, October 7,
2013 at approximately 8:30 p.m. All
bales will be required to be removed by
December 1, 2013 or bidder will forfeit
the hay. If a problem arises with the
removal date, a request shall be made to
the council for an extension.
Bidding at public auction will be held at
the City Finance Office at 107 West Sec-
ond Street, Murdo S.D. All interested bid-
ders or their representatives must attend
to place bids.
City Council reserves the right to accept
or reject any or all bids.
Krysti Barnes
City Finance Officer
Published September 19, 26 & October
3, 2013, at the total approximate cost of
Notice of FAA
Finding of No Significant Impact for
Murdo Municipal Airport Extension of
Runway 14-32 and Acquisition of
Land by the City of Murdo, Murdo,
South Dakota
As you read this column, I want
you to ask yourself this question: do
you believe the world will be more
or less dangerous ten years from
now? While our nation may face a
variety of challenges, one issue
affects us all – our national securi-
I believe my number one priority
as South Dakota’s representative in
Congress is to protect the people I
serve. Not only is this my top prior-
ity, but it should be our federal gov-
ernment’s as well. Unfortunately,
recent actions from the Administra-
tion have not reflected our duty and
responsibility to keep America
The president has pushed for
military intervention in Syria and
lobbied members of the House and
Senate to support his decision.
While I applaud him for coming to
Congress to seek approval rather
than initiate military action on his
own accord, I cannot and will not
support the president’s plan for a
targeted military strike in Syria.
From the beginning, I’ve been
very skeptical of the president’s call
Protecting America’s
National Security
for limited strikes in Syria because
he has failed to give the American
people a coherent objective and
long-term strategy. Like many of
you, I tuned in this week to listen to
the president’s address to the
nation. I hoped to find answers to
pending questions I have, such as
how military action would leave the
United States more secure and
what the consequences of failure
might be. Unfortunately, I was left
As a member of the House
Armed Services Committee, I have
participated in hours of hearings
and briefings and even after all of
that, I have more questions than
answers. What we need is leader-
ship from the Administration. From
government agencies overstepping
their bounds to a lack of trans-
parency surrounding the Benghazi
attack, South Dakotans are reluc-
tant to trust this Administration.
President Obama should come to
the table with his palms up and
have an honest conversation about
what engaging in military action
would mean for our men and
women in uniform. It’s time to put
political legacies aside and focus on
putting America first.
Ask yourself another question –
are we going to start a war because
we are strong or because we are
weak? The Administration’s argu-
ment in support of intervention has
been muddled to say the least. Sec-
retary Kerry stated that “limited
action” does not mean the United
States is going to war with Syria,
but if the United States was fired
upon, we would deem it an act of
war that demanded retaliation.
Why would Syria respond different-
Our nation’s credibility is at
stake. Without a clear objective and
end game, military action would
expose our national security to
potential retaliation and involve-
ment in a conflict that lacks a clear
I will not be supporting the pres-
ident’s plan if it comes to a vote in
Congress, but I remain hopeful that
a legitimate diplomatic solution can
be reached. As President Ronald
Reagan once said while negotiating
with the then-Soviet Union, we
must “trust, but verify.” Any deal
that involves Syria turning over
their chemical weapons for destruc-
tion must be transparent and veri-
fiable for all nations involved.
From the U.S. House
• Representative Kristi Noem •
From the U.S. Senate
• Senator John Thune •
The vast network of health care
providers across our country have
the important responsibility of
managing the secure exchange of
patient health information between
consumers, providers, government
entities, and insurers. The sharing
of this information through hospital
systems and between physicians
and patients has increasingly been
managed by health information
technology (health IT).
This month, the medical commu-
nity will recognize National Health
IT Week, September 16-20, 2013.
Health IT is the electronic storage
of records, electronic billing, elec-
tronic ordering of tests and proce-
dures, and even a shared, interop-
erable network to allow providers
to communicate with one another.
It has become an important tool in
improving the quality and effective-
ness of health care, helping to pre-
vent medical errors, reduce medical
costs, and increase administrative
efficiencies in the health care sys-
tem. The ability to access digital
records of a patient even in another
city, state, or country has the poten-
tial to dramatically change the way
we deliver modern medicine.
While the advancement of health
IT holds the promise of increasing
efficiency, the key legislation fund-
ing and guiding the adoption of
health IT, the Health Information
Technology and Economic and Clin-
ical Health (HITECH) Act has left
many stakeholders, including
providers, patients, and electronic
health record vendors, pointing to
ongoing problems with the law.
Earlier this year, I led a group of
my colleagues in producing a white
paper on the key deficiencies with
the HITECH Act. Some of these
deficiencies are of particular con-
cern for rural areas of South Dako-
ta. The HITECH Act provides
incentive payments to encourage
doctors and hospitals to adopt and
use certified electronic health
records (EHRs). The incentive pay-
ments will be phased out over time
and replaced with penalties for not
“meaningfully using” health IT. The
requirements to meet these “mean-
ingful use” standards are difficult
for small hospital networks and
physician clinics to meet. Imposing
penalties on these small, rural
facilities could make it more diffi-
cult to continue to provide care in
some smaller communities.
This July, in a hearing before the
Senate Finance Committee, I
requested increased flexibility from
the Department of Health and
Human Services for rural hospitals
and physician clinics to meet mean-
ingful use standards. While the
administration has yet to provide
clarification, I will continue to work
on behalf of rural health care for
the flexibility needed to implement
EHRs throughout the state.
importance of
health IT
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
has announced an approved Finding of
No Significant Impact (FONSI) for pro-
posed improvements at the Murdo
Municipal Airport (8F6), Murdo, South
Dakota. The City of Murdo (City) owns
and operates 8F6.
The FONSI indicates the project is con-
sistent with existing environmental poli-
cies and objectives as set forth in the
National Environmental Policy Act of
1969 and will not significantly affect the
quality of the environment.
The City prepared an Environmental
Assessment (EA) to address the poten-
tial impacts to extend Runway 14-32 and
acquire land consistent with FAA orders
and design standards.
Based on the evaluation in the EA, no
significant impacts were identified in
accordance with FAA Order 1050.1E,
Environmental Impacts: Policies and
Procedures. Therefore, no environmen-
tal impact statement will be prepared and
a FONSI is being issued.
In accordance with current Council on
Environmental Quality regulations,
copies of the EA and FONSI will be avail-
able for public informational review at the
following locations during regular busi-
ness hours through October 19, 2013,
FAA, Bismarck Airports District Office,
2301 University Drive, Building 23B, Bis-
marck, North Dakota, 58504; City of
Murdo Finance Office, 107 West Second
Street, Murdo, South Dakota, 57559;
and South Dakota Department of Trans-
portation Office of Air, Rail, and Transit,
700 E Broadway Avenue, Pierre, South
Dakota 57501.
For further information, contact:
Rod Senn, Project Manager KLJ
330 Knollwood Drive
PO Box 3416
Rapid City, SD 57709
Email: rod.senn@kljeng.com
Published September 19, 2013, at the
total approximate cost of $23.47.
Unofficial Record of
Proceedings of the
Murdo City Council
Budget Hearings
August 14, 2013
The Murdo City Council met in special
session on Wednesday, August 14,
2013, in order to work on the 2014 Budg-
et and do other old business. Mayor
Geisler called the meeting to order at
7:30 p.m. Members present were: Jay
Drayer, Mike Jost, Matt Kinsley, Arnie
Waddell and Wayne Esmay. Absent Joe
Connot. Also present Krysti Barnes. All
motions were unanimous unless other-
wise stated.
The agenda was reviewed and approved
on a motion by Esmay, seconded Jost.
Council reviewed the release of FAA
funds allocated to the Murdo airport.
These funds can only be held for a cer-
tain amount of time before having to be
released to another airport for use. A
motion was made by Drayer, seconded
by Esmay to authorize signature of the
Agreement for Transfer of Entitlements
for the amount of $45,543.00.
A building permit for Lynette Tollakson
was reviewed. Measurements will be
made for lot size and this will be
reviewed at the next meeting.
Council discussed culvert repair/replace-
ment as is needed in town. They also at
this time discussed re-surfacing of the
Tennis/Basketball courts. Barnes will do
some research with other places as to
how their courts were done.
At this time, council worked on the 2014
Budget of Revenues and Expenditures.
Being no further business, council
adjourned at 9:30 p.m.
Krysti Barnes,
City Finance Officer
Published September 19, 2013, at the
total approximate cost of $17.54.
Unofficial Record of
Proceedings of the
Murdo City Council
Budget Hearings
August 21, 2013
The Murdo City Council met in special
session on Wednesday, August 21, 2013
in order to work on the 2014 Budget and
do other old business. Mayor Geisler
called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.
Members present were: Jay Drayer,
Mike Jost, Matt Kinsley, Arnie Waddell
and Wayne Esmay. Absent Joe Connot.
Also present Jerry Hatheway, Ray Erik-
son, and Krysti Barnes. All motions were
unanimous unless otherwise stated.
The agenda was reviewed and approved
on a motion by Drayer, seconded Jost.
Grant Vander Vorst, the Jones County
School Supt., met with council for intro-
ductions and to discuss items that would
be joint with the City and School District.
Projects in the past and potential future
with the Auditorium were discussed at
this time.
A resignation letter from Joe Connot was
reviewed and a motion to accept the res-
ignation was made by Waddell, second-
ed by Jost. A motion was made by Dray-
er, seconded by Waddell to pass Resolu-
tion #2013 – 28.
The building permit for Lynette Tollakson
was once again reviewed. Discussion
was held regarding property lines, set
backs and design of the deck on the lot.
A motion was made by Drayer, seconded
by Esmay to approve the permit granting
a variance for the deck (and deck only)
to be allowed to the property line, not to
be enclosed and exclusive to this home.
Council proceeded on the preparation of
the 2014 budget. A motion to enter into
executive session to discuss personnel
issues at 9:00 p.m. was made by Esmay,
seconded by Waddell. Mayor Geisler
declared council out of session at 9:20
p.m. Further work was done on the budg-
et and being no further business, council
adjourned at 10:37 p.m.
Krysti Barnes,
City Finance Officer
Published September 19, 2013, at the
total approximate cost of $20.14.
Unofficial Record of
Proceedings of the
Murdo City Council
Budget Hearings
August 27, 2013
The Murdo City Council met in special
session on Wednesday, August 27, 2013
in order to work on the 2014 Budget and
do other old business. Mayor Geisler
called the meeting to order at 7:33 p.m.
Members present were: Jay Drayer,
Mike Jost, Matt Kinsley, Arnie Waddell
and Wayne Esmay. Also present Krysti
Barnes. All motions were unanimous
unless otherwise stated.
The agenda was reviewed and approved
on a motion by Esmay, seconded Wad-
The budget was reviewed and upon
review was balanced. At this time council
gave first reading of Ordinance 2013 – 8,
The 2014 Budget of Revenues and
Barnes gave council a report of a meet-
ing she and Jewell Bork attended that
day concerning housing, housing pro-
grams and housing ideas for communi-
ties. This was a follow up to the Housing
Needs Study done for the City. Being no
further business, council adjourned at
8:15 p.m.
Krysti Barnes,
City Finance Officer
Published September 19, 2013, at the
total approximate cost of $13.65.
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September 25
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Pineapple Tidbits
September 26
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September 27
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Lime Pacific Gelatin Salad
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