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OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF JONES COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA.
“SERVING THE AREA SINCE 1904”
$1.00
Includes tax
Number 36
Volume 107
September 5, 2013
Looking back on country from the memory of Ken Halligan
by Lance Nixon
Capital Journal
The family sent him a black-
and-white photograph of cattle in
an old log corral there at
Parmelee back then when he was
a soldier headed for action in the
Pacific in World War II – a way of
saying: Don’t forget what you’ve
got here waiting for you. You’ve
got to come back home alive and
raise cows here in South Dakota.
So he did; but not the way he
expected.
He’s still got the military deco-
ration with the spearhead on it
that means he was part of the
first wave ashore when the troops
landed at Leyte Island, and he’s
still got the photograph of the cor-
ral and the memories of coming
back home and living that good
life of the cattleman.
But not for very long at
Parmelee.
“I left to the military in ’42 and
come back at Christmastime ’45. I
was there a year and I just could-
n’t find anything,” Ken Halligan
says. “I went to Rapid City and
went to work for the telephone
company. I done that for three
years and finally got a lease back
at Parmelee.
“That Parmelee country, it
never had a drought. I thought I’d
get the land paid for but I didn’t.
I had the best cattle country I
think anywhere ever seen and
lost money,” he marvels when he
tells it now. “I came up here to
Stanley County to the worst and
made a little money. Nobody else
would have it but I had to have
something. So I chased the horses
off and moved some cattle in.”
Wild horses and a
Hamley saddle
Chased off wild horses,
because Stanley County had its
share. He’d moved way out onto
the old Rankin place and there
were still wild horses for neigh-
bors down on Lance Creek. Some-
body had brought some horses in
from the Red Desert of Wyoming
and turned them loose in the Bad
River country in the years or
decades back and this is what had
come of that.
“They were a real problem,”
Ken Halligan says. “As people’s
horses got away, they’d never got
them back out. See, some of those
studs was them old wild ones that
they had down on Bad River.
They was vicious, you know.”
And that was a thing he
learned first-hand early on when
some of his horses disappeared
from his pasture. Wild stallions
had a way of jumping into a pas-
ture and getting the mares to
running until they would jump
out.
“I had two mares they stole out
of there and I went over to see if I
could get them back,” he recalls.
The mares whinnied and
looked his way when he found the
wild bunch.
“They were off to the side, they
were kind of wanting to leave.”
Ken Halligan cut them off from
the herd and started moving
toward home. He was riding a
cutting horse named Badger and
sitting atop a new Hamley saddle
that had cost him $245.
“I cut in there and I was riding
that old Badger horse of mine and
he could have probably out-run
that stud but he wouldn’t run –
he wanted to fight. That stud
finally caught up with me and I
had a bullwhip. I finally turned it
around and had the handle.
“He was coming at me there
and I beat on his head. I couldn’t
stop him. He took a grab at my
leg. I threw up my leg and he got
a nip of that new saddle and he
gouged it pretty deep.”
And that Hamley saddle of Ken
Halligan’s is now sitting up there
on display at the Casey Tibbs
South Dakota Rodeo Center in
Fort Pierre. The mark where the
stallion bit into it is on the right
side leather a ways above the stir-
rup.
“It’s still gouged. He had his
old teeth in there pretty good,”
Ken Halligan says when he talks
about it now. “That old boy was
after my leg. If I hadn’t thrown
her up, I’d have had a hole in it.”
After that he never went back
down in that Lance Creek bottom
again without thinking of that
wild stud.
“I never went out there again
without a gun because I’d have
shot him. He should have been
shot,” he said. “Mustang studs,
boy, they’d be cold-blooded.”
That was 1954. That was one
of the ways the country would
still bite you if it could in a place
like Stanley County.
Anthrax, horse thieves,
saddle bums
That’s the kind of thing you
had to deal with if you were a
cowboy, and he was – born into a
family descended from some Irish
who landed in New Orleans and
worked their way north.
“The Halligans were cattlemen
and horsemen in Ireland and of
course went to livestock in Amer-
ica,” Ken Halligan wrote in a
memoir back in 2010. “Grandpa
Jack, as he was known, home-
steaded on the Fort Randall Mili-
tary Reservation, which was on
the Nebraska line. It later
became Boyd County, Nebraska.
“My mother was Ethel Roush,
daughter of Bill and Sylina
Roush. Bill Roush was a Texas
trail driver. He and his brother
trailed a beef herd from the Gulf
to Dodge, Kansas, and then
trailed up to the Indian reserva-
tions in South Dakota.”
More than a century later, Ken
Halligan still recalls the details
on that deal.
“They went down there from
northeast Nebraska,” Ken Halli-
gan tells it. “They brought 1,800
head of Gulf steers. Paid $6 for
them in Texas and sold them in
Dodge for $30. So they got a pret-
ty good start in the business.
After that I think the price went
up in Texas and the profit went
out of it. That must have been in
the ’80s to ’90s.”
The family stayed up in Dako-
ta and Wyoming after that. Ken
Halligan was born in 1921 on a
homestead at Cedar Butte. Mel-
lette County in the 1920s was a
roaring place because they were
building Highway 40. Paul
Meyer, a car dealer from Wood,
was making a lot of money and
investing it in cattle.
“At one time he was supposed
to have had 28,000 Texas steers
in this area. Anthrax hit the
steers,” Ken recalled in his mem-
oir. “I don’t remember the year
but I was 6 or 7 years old. You
could see the fires burning every
night up on the Big White River.”
Then the crash of 1929 sucked
all the steers out of the country to
pay off debts and farmers moved
in on the steer leases and started
breaking up the sod, turning all
that blond prairie to blue flowers.
“They mostly planted flax,”
Ken Halligan recalled. “Jim Ter-
bell had a giant steam engine and
a 14-bottom plow that would plow
160 acres in 24 hours.”
What else he recalls from those
days was that his father once
asked the sheriff to ride with him
and help trail some thieves that
had stolen some of his horses.
They followed them down to a
horse sale in Albion, Nebraska.
“The draft horses in this bunch
were some Dad freighted with in
the wintertime and had camped
with many times. They hauled
lumber for bridges and school
houses from Belvidere and Kado-
ka down to Cedar Butte and Nor-
ris country. Dad was able to call
his horses out of the big bunch of
horses. The law said they were
Dad’s horses.”
It might have been such inci-
dents as that that made Ken Hal-
ligan’s parents such keen judges
of cowboy character.
“Lots of them were riding the
grub line in those days. Mom
would look out the window and
get a look at their horses and sad-
dles and name them – ‘Cowboy,’
‘Bum,’ ‘Phony,’ ‘Farmer,’ or the
lowest was a dressed-up dude
with a good saddle, boots and hat,
he was a ‘Thief.’”
Continued on page 4...
Ken Halligan is shown here with his Gelbvieh cattle on the ranch he bought along the White River.
Courtesy photo
Noem staff to hold local
office hours in Murdo
U.S. Representative Kristi
Noem (R-SD) announced today
that Brad Otten of her Rapid City
office will hold a constituent out-
reach day in Murdo on Monday,
September 9. Brad will be avail-
able on Monday between the
hours of 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
at the Jones County Courthouse.
“As South Dakota’s lone Mem-
ber of the U.S. House of Repre-
sentatives, I believe it is very
important for me and my staff to
meet with South Dakotans to
hear about the issues important
to them. It is my hope that indi-
viduals needing help with a feder-
al agency or simply wishing to
pass on their concerns to me will
stop by,” said Noem.
Aside from this opportunity,
Brad also plans on visiting with
community leaders in the region.
Area residents are invited to con-
tact Rep. Noem’s Rapid City office
at 605-791-4673 if you would like
to set up an appointment or if you
need immediate assistance. If
you are unable to find time to
come to Murdo on Monday, you
can always reach Rep. Noem’s
office via her website, www.noem.
house.gov.
Coyotes come up short in season opener
Coyote number 12, Chad Johnson, runs the ball in the Friday, August 30 game against the Kadoka Area Kougars.
Clayton Evans (52) blocked for Johnson on the run and quarter back Dylan Kinsley (5) follows close behind.
Kadoka Area ended the game on top with a score of 34-20. The Coyotes had 293 total yards, 239 rushing. Wyatt
Weber contributed a two-yard touchdown run in the first half, followed by a two-yard run by Dylan Kinsley to
close out the first half. Kinsley added a three-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter to end the Coyote scor-
ing.
Robyn Jones|Kadoka Press
Running back Wyatt Weber (7) weaves through the defense as lineman
Cody Manke (8) and defensive back John King (22) block for him. Weber
ended the night on a stretcher after injuring his leg during the fourth quar-
ter. The extent of Weber’s injury is unknown. The Coyotes host the Wall
Eagles for their first home game Friday, September 6 at 7 p.m.
Robyn Jones|Kadoka Press
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Eldon Magnuson was taken to
Pierre to the hospital Tuesday
evening by wife Esther and
grandson Chad. The diagnosis
was pneumonia – hard to believe
you can get it in 100 degree
weather. Family members there
with him included: Esther;
Kathie Mason and Ernie Kessler;
Shelley and Bob Boehmer; Terri
Pelle and Jim Nickleson; Lori
Owens and Wade Fisher; and
Crystal and Tyson Lindekugel.
Daughter Ginger Waltner came
on Friday to spend the weekend.
Marvin and John Feddersen
called on Eldon. They had spent
time earlier with sister Yvonne
Byrd at a rest home. Eldon was
able to return home Friday
evening with family members
there as well. Speedy recovery,
Eldon.
The wheat clinic was held at
the Draper auditorium on Tues-
day evening with a pretty good
turnout, even with the ther-
mometer trying to reach 100
degrees. The Draper UMC
served a pork loin supper with all
the trimmings, and lots of iced
tea was served.
Dorothy and Darin Louder
traveled to Kadoka on Friday
and spent time with Dwight.
Nelva and Janet Louder spent
Thursday in Pierre. They
stopped in at the hospital to
check on Eldon Magnuson. Later
they visited Alex and Jean
Freier. Happy birthday to Jean,
whose birthday was Monday,
September 2.
Jeremy and Kayla Hoag and
girls of Aberdeen spent the Labor
Day weekend with Tony and Kim
Schmidt.
On Saturday afternoon Vicki
Hagemann of Yankton arrived at
Nelva and Janet Louder’s home.
Later Casey Miller joined them
and they went to a local cafe for
Teresa Palmer went to Mid-
land on Thursday, August 29, to
spend the night with her sister,
Christine Niedan. On Friday
Teresa, Christine, and their
brother Keith went to Rapid to
attend the funeral of their uncle,
Martin Dick. Following the
funeral, they visited with their
aunt, Anna, and cousins, Dorothy
and Nancy and their families.
They took in the football game at
Kadoka on their way back to
Midland.
Sunday Keith, Chris, and
Teresa went to Huron to the
State Fair. They met up with
cousin, JoAnn Bork, so spent
time with her looking at the dif-
ferent items for sale and arts and
crafts, etc. On their way home
they stopped in Pierre to visit
with sister, Peg, and her hus-
band, Roger. Teresa returned to
Murdo on Monday morning.
The exciting news for the
“Hunt” families is the return of
their niece, Jenna Tolton. Jenna
has spent the past nine months
in Afghanistan serving her coun-
try as a PA for the Army. She
returned to her home in El Paso,
Texas, on Wednesday to reunite
with her son, Keenan, who is
almost two years old. Jenna and
Keenan will be coming to South
Dakota in September to visit her
folks and other family members.
Following his wishes, family
and some friends of Glen Fuoss
gathered Sunday afternoon, Sept
1, to spread his ashes on the run-
way at the former family home
north of Draper. When he passed
away on April 06, he donated his
body to science and the remains
were cremated. Steven Juhnke,
who was his long-time colleague
and friend, made arrangements
with Miller/Mathews, present
owners for the final disposition.
Those attending, besides Steven,
included his widow, Teresa, now
of Vancouver, Wash., daughter
Sarah and Grandson Jaxton of
Woodbury, Minn., brother Paul
and his family of Oak Park, Ill.,
sisters Thea Dixon and family of
Minneapolis, Minn., Anita Fuoss
of Murdo, his parents, Floyd and
Sylvia Fuoss now of Sioux Falls,
Karen Bower of Draper, and Tim
and Merilee Anton of Pierre.
Following the scattering, some
of the group visited the Prairie
Home/ Spears School Museum in
Draper, where Paul, Glen and
Thea were members of the last
class of students, along with
Tony Schmidt and Kathy, Terri,
Shelley and Ginger Magnuson.
Pictured at the museum are
Sarah Fuoss and Jax, Thea
Dixon, Sylvia Fuoss, Adaila
Dixon, Anita Fuoss, Darnell
Dixon, Floyd Fuoss and Paul
Fuoss with his wife Ann Alexan-
der and son Evan Fuoss, and
Teresa Fuoss. After that visit
Paul drove the kids to visit his
farmland south between Draper
and Vivian, adjoining the site of
the Vera Post Office and store,
homesteaded by Sylvia's grand-
parents, F. S. and Adele Weaver.
Mel and Clarice Roghair were
delighted to have Jessie Lynn
home for the Labor Day week-
end. She and her parents attend-
ed the wedding of Amy and Cory
Rust on Saturday evening.
Brad and Shawna Roghair,
Darian, Annalee, Mesa, Jubilee
and Riata also were at the Karn-
Rust wedding and reception in
Murdo Saturday. Jim Peters and
Chuck and Eleanor Zucarro were
other west Jones County neigh-
bors who attended the wedding.
Mel, Clarice and Jessie were
Sunday night picnic supper
guests at the home of Marty and
Cristen Roghair, Jacob and
Shiloh.
Surprise guests at Mel’s Place
Saturday evening were Ethan
and Ashley, whose outfit broke
down at Belvidere. Ashley is the
daughter of another supervisor
that works with Mel in Ag Statis-
tics. The young couple were on
their way to new jobs and home
in Minot, N.D. After being towed
to Murdo from Belvidere on Sun-
day, the outfit was fixed well
enough to make it to where Ash-
ley’s family was bringing a new
generator before dark, so the cou-
ple could continue on their way.
Cattle working folks gathered
at Mel’s Place on Labor Day
morning to start fall conditioning
of calves. Sure enjoyed the cool
morning. Late in the afternoon
Mel and Jessie headed for Sun-
shine Bible Academy as Jessie
was to have volleyball practice
that evening and classes the next
day. She is happily back into the
routine of studying and dorm life
and is excited about being a jun-
ior this year.
Nathan and Sherri Vander
Schaaf are the parents of a baby
girl born on Monday, August 26,
2013, at Sioux Falls. The little
miss is named Kyra Ann, her
birth weight was seven pounds,
13 ounces and she was 21 inches
long.
supper. There they were joined
by Gerald and Wanda Mathews.
After they went back to the Loud-
er’s for a game of cards. Sunday
morning Vicki, Nelva and Janet
left for Rapid City to the Don and
Cara Pearson home. From there
Cara, daughter Calli, Vicki and
Janet traveled out to a cabin (big-
ger than what I think a cabin is!)
by Pactola Lake where they
attended a bridal shower for
Monica Reder, bride-to-be of
Casey Miller. Friday and Satur-
day a bachelorette party was
held there with Monica’s bridal
party. Casey’s sister, Shawna
Lizotte, of Ft. Collins was there.
They got to meet Monica’s mom,
grandmas, family and friends.
Games were played. Janet even
won a prize for being married the
longest of 58 years. Gifts were
opened and lunch was served.
While Janet was at the shower,
Nelva spent the afternoon with
sons Brian and Jay. Later they
went back to the Pearson’s. Don’s
parents, Chuck and Carol, and
sister Linda were there. Nelva,
Janet, Vicki, Casey (yes, he
showed up), Calli, Nick and Aria
had supper there. Nelva and
Janet spent the night, while
Vicki and Casey went out to the
cabin. On Labor Day Janet didn’t
labor and didn’t even make any
news calls as you can see she
wasn’t at home. She hopes to
catch you next week. On their
way home they stopped in Kado-
ka to see Dwight and also to visit
Deanna Byrd and the Stones.
Donna Kinsley, Grace Erikson,
and Ellie Erikson spent Saturday
and Sunday in Sioux Falls with
Chris, Alicia and Camden Erik-
son. On Labor Day Ron and
Donna Kinsley and Martha Kins-
ley met Sharon and Wendell
Tisher in Pierre to celebrate
Martha’s birthday.
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public is encouraged to attend.
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The Caring and Sharing cancer support group will meet on Monday,
September 9 at 7 p.m. at the Messiah Lutheran Church. Anyone
whose life has been touched by cancer is welcome to participate.
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Church and Community
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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.
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Glorious Liberty Of The Children Of God
by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam
We Americans have, for over two hundred years, celebrated our liberty as an independent nation on the Fourth of July.
It does not follow from this however, that all Americans are now free. Far from it! Think of the millions of alcoholics and drug addicts, bound with
chains they only wish they could break. Think of the slaves to immoral passions, to violent tempers, to malicious backbiting, not to mention smoking and
other habits they cannot control. No, the vast majority of Americans are slaves to–well, sum it all up in one word: sin.
If God is a righteous Judge — and He is — He must of course, punish sin. Romans 6:23 says: “the wages of sin is death”, but on the other hand, thank
God, I Corinthians 15:3 says: “Christ died for our sins”.
The Lord Jesus Christ was no sinner; He had committed no crimes; there was no wrong He had to pay for; He had no death to die. It was our death He
died at Calvary, and we are saved from the penalty as we look at Calvary and say: “This is not His death He is dying; it is mine. He is paying for my sin.
I will accept this gift of God and trust Him as my Saviour”.
This is a wonderful truth: Death, the penalty of the Law, was inflicted on us — in Christ. Therefore the Law (i.e., the Ten Commandments) has no fur-
ther claim on us. If it did, we would be condemned all over again. This is why Paul says in Galatians 2:19: “I through the Law am dead to the Law”. The
Law may put a man to death, but after that what can it do? Nothing. The Law has put him to death (in Christ) and set him free from its own dominion.
Unsaved friend, God wants you to be free, really free. He Himself, paid sin’s penalty for you and wants you to rejoice in what Paul calls, “the glorious
liberty of the children of God” (Rom. 8:21), freedom from the condemnation of the Law!
Place your trust in the Christ who died your death and you will find how gloriously true it is that “If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be
free indeed” (John 8:36).
Two minutes with the bible
Gleanings from the prairie
•Pastor Alvin L. Gwin Community Bible Church, Murdo•
Sometimes the things we read
or hear can be so comforting and
encouraging; even strengthening.
Such is the case with the follow-
ing article. It was written some
time back, but it has great mean-
ing for all of us today. It has cer-
tainly been a blessing to me. The
unknown author writes concern-
ing the text of Deuteronomy
33:27, “The eternal GOD is our
refuge, and underneath are the
everlasting arms.”
“Something extraordinary
must be contained in a phrase
which continues to be cherished
for 3500 years, as has the text
before us. The eternal God is our
refuge, and underneath are the
everlasting arms. What does it
matter if an abyss yawns before
us, since the arms of God are
waiting to catch us as we reach
the brink? These words are like
manna to the weary who long for
rest and to the lonely who think
no one cares whether they live or
die.
“This is only one of several ref-
erences in Deuteronomy 33
revealing the Lord’s personal
interest in His own. Look at verse
three, ‘Yea, he loved the people.’
We are in His heart! He who
loved the world and gave His Son
for it loves the saved in a special
way. We cherish the words of
Galatians 2:20, ‘the Son of God,
who loved me, and gave himself
for me,’ and Isaiah 43:1, ‘I have
redeemed thee, I have called thee
by thy name; thou art mine.’
“Verse three continues, ‘All his
saints are in thy hand,’ which
opens to us another body of truth.
If we fall, we are not utterly cast
down, for the Lord upholds us
with His hand as we stumble
(Psalm 37:24). He will never
leave nor forsake us. He has
graven us upon the palms of His
pierced hands (Isaiah 49:16). We
are encouraged to pray, ‘let thine
hand help me,’ (Psalm 119:173),
and to say with assurance, ‘thy
right hand upholdeth me’ (Psalm
63:8).
“Another comforting revelation
is suggested by verse three: ‘They
sat down at thy feet; every one
shall receive of thy words.’ We too
have the privilege of sitting down
to learn of Him as did the demo-
niac of Luke 8:35, and as Mary
who ‘sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard
his word’ (Luke 10:39).
“One more suggestive phrase
appears in Deuteronomy 33:12,
‘he shall dwell between his shoul-
ders.’ The plural form is impor-
tant here. Although the govern-
ment of the universe is to be upon
His shoulder (Isaiah 9:6), when it
comes to the salvation of lost sin-
ners, He bears them on His
shoulders (Luke 15:5).
“Here is true comfort and
assurance. We are upon God’s
heart, in His hands, at His feet,
upon His shoulders, and in His
arms. Happy are we: who is like
us, a people saved by the LORD!
(Deuteronomy 33:29).”
What encouraging words to
GOD’s children. Do you belong to
HIM by faith in JESUS CHRIST?
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ranch except all gathered togeth-
er in bunches. I’ve had time to
observe them closely when tak-
ing breaks from son Chance’s
room and sitting on a wall or
something sipping coffee.
Most of the rocks are fairly
humdrum and not very exciting.
A few have interesting colors,
streaks, or embedded materials.
What has been catching my eye,
though, are the occasional small
flat round ones that are grayish-
brown with white flecks. I once
started looking for a perfectly
formed one of those for the lack of
anything better to do, and I’ve
been looking for the perfect spec-
imen ever since. I haven’t yet
found a completely round one
that is unchipped, but I’m bound
to sooner or later, don’t you imag-
ine? I have found a heart shaped
one that went into my pocket
along with a nice oval.
What I plan to do is let these
three pebbles roll around with
my knife, keys, and loose change
there in my pocket until they get
all smooth and nice. This may
take a considerable amount of
time, of course, but it should hap-
pen eventually. I know a little
about polishing rocks since we
had a tumbler some years ago in
which you place rocks, grit, and
water and then let the thing roll
slowly around for many weeks
until the rocks are polished. My
pocket isn’t as active as a tum-
bler, but given enough time the
result should be the same, I
would think. I didn’t really know
what to do with those polished
rocks from long ago, come to
think of it, so the whole affair is
somewhat an exercise in futility.
That’s okay. It gives me some-
thing to think about and work
towards. That is useful when
tending someone in the hospital.
The whole business also reminds
me of God’s efforts to polish us up
a bit. He puts us through hard
times occasionally to smooth off
the rough edges and make us
shine. I wonder if I’m shiny yet.
Must be getting close.
It looks possible that Chance’s
stay may end shortly which is
fine since we’ve already been
here about two weeks. Heaven
knows that’s long enough, but
now I have a nice collection of
rocks and know how to sleep
comfortably in a hospital chair.
That’s probably a good thing, and
getting Chance back to better
health is even better.
I have learned so many inter-
esting things this week. First
and foremost, I’ve finally figured
out how to sleep comfortably in
one of those awful hospital
chairs. You know, the kind that
has wooden armrests so your
arms go to sleep and tingle with-
in minutes of using them. Some
of them also have such strong
springs that if you push them
back into the reclining position,
they snap you right back upright
unless the upper part of your
body weighs over 200 pounds. If
you get one of those bad ones, you
are flat out of luck unless you tie
it down with a cement block or
have learned how to sleep sitting
up. If you are fortunate enough
to get a weaker spring, then you
may be in business.
Here’s what you need to sleep
in a semi-cooperative hospital
chair, namely three pillows, a
small sheet, blanket or bed-
spread, and a sweatshirt or
towel. You first place the chair
where it has enough space to
recline. Then you drape the sheet
or other covering over your feet
and legs and, after reclining the
chair, grab the pillows. Pick the
thinnest pillow for behind your
head, and position the other two
over the wooden armrests. Place
them at an angle so the corners
meet over your lap, and rest your
arms on them at the same angle
as the pillows are situated. Final-
ly spread the sweatshirt or towel
over your chest and arms and
cover completely if the room is
cold. If it is warm, you might not
need it at all or the covering over
your feet. If you follow these sim-
ple instructions, you are apt to be
very comfortable indeed and
sleep like a baby. Such, at least,
has been my experience this
week. I’ve even felt rested in the
mornings, and my dreams have
been sweet.
The one minor difficulty with
all this splendor is that it has to
be replaced every time you get up
to go to the bathroom or help
with your son’s care. I’m getting
pretty efficient at getting settled
back in by now, of course, so it
doesn’t take very long. At first it
was a little tedious, but now it’s
just routine.
Then we come to rocks. There
are rock borders all around the
hospital and, in fact, all over
town. They must all come from
the same place because the
assortment of stones, pebbles etc.
is always fairly much alike. It’s
Lookin’ Around
• Syd Iwan •
Obituary
Karla K. McLaren
Karla K. McLaren, age 55 of
Interior, South Dakota, died
August 29, 2013, at the Nebraska
Medical Center in Omaha.
Karla K. Saunders was born
April 20, 1958 in Kadoka, South
Dakota, the daughter of Elwin and
Carol (Lange) Saunders. She grew
up and received her education in
Wall. After her education, she did
various jobs in the Wall area.
One of the places she worked
was the Wagon Wheel Bar in Inte-
rior. It was there that she met her
husband, Donald “Scotty”
McLaren. They were married April
3, 1998 at the Presbyterian
Church in Interior. They made
their home in Interior all their
married life. After their marriage,
Karla worked at the A&M Cafe in
Interior.
Karla enjoyed horseback riding,
and rock hunting with her friends
Shirley Gartner, Pat Fortune, and
Carolyn Guptill.
Due to health reasons, Karla
moved to the Philip Nursing Home
in November of 2012, where she
has since resided.
Survivors include her husband
Donald “Scotty” McLaren of Interi-
or; her son Travis Saunders and
his wife Cheryl of Murdo; three
grandchildren; her mother Carol
Wickstrom of Wall; her father
Elwin Saunders of Missouri; one
brother Terry Saunders of Tonto
Basin, Arizona; and one sister
Jean Saunders of Silverthorne,
Colorado.
Karla was preceded in death by
her step-father William H. Wick-
strom on August 23, 1993.
Visitation was held at the Rush
Funeral Home in Philip on Mon-
day, September 2, and Tuesday,
September 3. No other services
will be held. Her online guestbook
is available at www.rushfuneral-
home.com
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Parmelee
In 1931 the Halligan family
moved over to Parmelee – just in
time for the Great Depression.
“1933 was a dry year with
some grasshoppers. We had water
in some springs and we could get
wells at 160 feet and a windmill
could not pump them dry. Lots of
people moved into the Todd Coun-
ty area because there were lots of
Indian houses with a well for
lease. The Indians had given up
and moved to Issue Stations such
as Cut Meat, HeDog and Black
Pipe by Norris. These people who
came in were from Ziebach and
Dewey counties. Some families
came from as far away as Hard-
ing County.”
The newcomers didn’t have
much besides horses, since the
banks had foreclosed on the cattle
and sheep; but their horses were
tall because some of those fami-
lies had been in the business of
breeding horses for the military.
“They brought in some good
horse stock as they had been run-
ning remount studs for the Army.
They told about the dust storms
that had filled their corrals with
dirt and fences were buried.”
People at Parmelee soon
learned for themselves what that
decade would be remembered for.
“In 1934 the grass did not
green up at all,” Ken Halligan
wrote in his memoir. “The prairie
looked dead. The Tom Berry out-
fit, he was governor at the time,
leased the Forest Reserve south
of Parmelee. He had 1,000 steers,
more or less. This area was forest
and canyons with lots of water so
they survived real well. I helped
roundup in 1937 … The red dirt
from Oklahoma began to blow in
big clouds of dust followed by
clouds of grasshoppers. They ate
everything they could. They
would eat the fly nets off the work
horses and clothes off the line
when they were hanging out.”
Trail drives, horses, saddles
In March of 1935 two feet of
wet snow came down on the coun-
try, like God had remembered all
about them, and wheatgrass grew
stirrup-high by fall and Ken Hal-
ligan found plenty of work trail-
ing cattle.
“I thought I was in demand
because I was a good cowboy, but
I found out it was because I knew
the land and people.
“A couple of big drives involved
trailing Tom Berry’s steers from
Parmelee to Red Stone Basin. I
also trailed for Suttons from Ring
Thunder to Cherry Creek. We
also trailed for Rasmussens from
White River to Spring View,
Nebraska. The O’Connor and
Logan outfit trailed from Cut
Meat to Philip and Red Owl. We
also trailed from Parmelee to Kil-
gore, Nebraska. The biggest drive
was for the Brickly Cattle Co. We
took 2,000 head of steers from the
Forest Reserve south of Parmelee
to the Missouri River.”
It took good horses for that
work and the Halligans had
them.
“Many of our horses were out of
Morgan coach driving mares and
crossed on mustang studs which
were blues, duns and mainly
buckskin with dorsal strips. They
were the best and never had to be
shod.”
Ken Halligan’s first saddle had
been an Army saddle with stirrup
straps that could be adjusted to
make it easier to get on, then
adjusted again to fit the rider in
the saddle.
“When I was about 15 years
old, I got a very good saddle. The
Krause Store sold saddles. The
new ones were about $65. This
one I got had been used a little. A
sheepherder had it one summer
but hardly rode it. It was a single
rig Newberry with a low cantle
and set low on a horse for roping
and was fair to ride broncs in. I
lost the battle sometimes but it
was not the fault of the saddle. It
cost me $35,” Ken Halligan’s
memoir recalls. “During the war
the barn caught on fire and
burned up all the saddles, har-
nesses, spurs and bridles. It was
a long time before I got a good
saddle again.”
In the line for something
They had got a three-year high
school going in Parmelee by the
time Ken Halligan had grown up
to it. He had to go his senior year
to some other school because
Parmelee was not accredited.
“I went to Curtis, Nebraska, to
an Agriculture School along with
Bud Bradford and Bill Haynes.
We could work out a lot of our
expenses at 15 cents per hour. We
worked at the dairy barn at 5
a.m. until school time and all day
on Saturday,” Ken wrote in his
memoir. “This school was a ‘prep’
school for the Nebraska School of
Ag. Your senior year put you in
the line for that college at Lin-
coln, Nebraska.”
But then came World War II,
and Uncle Sam put Ken Halligan,
a new graduate of the year 1939,
in the line for something else. He
enlisted in the Signal Corps and
ended up in an amphibious outfit
out there in the Pacific Ocean.
And that’s a story but he does-
n’t want to tell it now; just that he
came home to Parmelee and
looked things over and then
ended up working for the tele-
phone companies in Rapid City.
He was living at the Driver
Boarding House and running
with a rough crowd.
“I took care of troubleshooting
on the toll lines out of Rapid City
in all directions. I got to see the
Black Hills and Badlands very
well. This was a very wild time in
the Rapid City area. Every dance
was a wild drinking and fighting
affair. I did not drink and I had a
car so I always had to drive this
bunch home and try to keep them
from getting beat up too bad.”
He was also involved in some
enterprises on the side.
“The horse traders and rodeo
contractors had the horses round-
ed up off the Bombing Range in
the Badlands. They would load
them at Scenic and ship them to
Rapid City where they were
processed. A bunch of us guys
made a deal to shear the mane
and tail for the hair, which sold
for about $5. We were making
more money than anyone else.
There were some wild rides made
and some spectacular buckoffs.
Some good bronc riders came out
of this deal.”
There were, for instance, Neil
Allen, Jim Lockhart, Buck John-
son and Rol Kebach.
“I was about to quit my job and
go full-time on a five-way split
with those cowboys. But then I
met Ruth Verch and that changed
my plans,” he recalls. “It was like
a breath of fresh air after the
bunch I had been running with. I
quit that bunch and went steady
with Ruth.”
They married in October 1947.
Moving to Stanley County
Then the union went on strike
and Ken Halligan asked for a
transfer to Valentine, Neb., which
was union-free; and the first of
their kids, Frank, came along and
then the history-making winter of
1949 came along. The next kids,
Bill and Linda, came along a cou-
ple years later.
And he got the chance to lease
a place with good hayland, a good
garden spot, with timber and a
shallow well with a windmill back
on Cut Meat Creek, by Parmelee.
But non-Indians were feeling
pressure from the government to
leave the reservation.
And it just so happened that J.
Lee Rankin, a U.S. attorney in
Washington, D.C., was advertis-
ing for a manager for his father’s
ranch in Stanley County.
“See, that Rankin family goes
way back to the open range coun-
try in Nebraska,” Ken says. They
had come to Stanley County and
bought land some years before.
“It was going to be a garden
spot. It just didn’t blossom on
them,” he says.
Ken Halligan took the job man-
aging the place and ran 2,200
head of summer cattle that first
year.
“We pastured cattle, that was
the idea. The general price was $2
a month for yearlings and $3 for a
cow, I guess.”
He even ran cattle for the
Oppenheimer cattle management
company, fattening animals on
native grass for movie stars the
likes of Glenn Ford. But that
Oppenheimer outfit was the only
one he ever had to tangle with.
“I made them pay in advance
every month. But the first of
November come, they wouldn’t
take the cattle,” he recalls. “The
grass was gone, winter was com-
ing and nobody would even talk to
me. So I penned 30 of them and
sent notice to them to take those
cattle out or I was going to sell
these. That would have been
about ’55.”
Ken and Ruth Halligan got
themselves two more kids, Jim
and Laura, as the 1950s moved
on; and Ruth taught country
school. They neighbored with the
Norval Cooper family and the
Stirlings and the Iversons and
the Caldwells, the DuBoix and
Kenzy families.
He bought himself a ranch
down on the White River bottom
in 1964 because the Rankin fami-
ly wanted to incorporate, and so
he left Stanley County behind.
And the years went on and kids
grew up; Ruth fought a pitched
battle with cancer for eight years
and lost it in 1995. Ken Halligan
had open heart surgery.
He moved back to Pierre in
1997. He remarried, this time to
Florence Williams.
But he still owns the stone fire-
place out there on the Rankin
place, and once in a while some-
one like his friend Willie Cowan
will give him a ride out there to
have a look at the country. Get up
there on the skyline and look
around in a green year like 2013
and it’s still a promising country.
“Where’s it headed, though?”
Ken Halligan marvels on his lat-
est trip to look over that Stanley
County cattle country he used to
manage. “They don’t have as
many people in this country as
when I come here 50 years ago.
Can they all move to town?”
There’s nobody up there on
that ridge to give him an answer
to that; while he looks one more
time over that country nobody
else would have, where he chased
the wild horses off and moved
some cattle in back in 1954.
Halligan rides a bucking bronc at Range Days in 1947 in Rapid City.
Courtesy photo
In March of 2013, a new dia-
betic medication was approved by
the FDA. It is called Invokana
and the generic term is
canagliflozin. Like other patent
protected diabetes medications,
the price is about $275 a month
depending upon insurance cover-
age which at this point is proba-
bly negligible.
There have been several
inquiries in the clinic about this
new medication and whether it
would be helpful for some of the
diabetics that we care for. It does
have some unique properties that
are attractive. This drug works
by inhibiting the kidneys reab-
sorption of glucose.
Every day the kidneys filter
120 quarts of blood from which
they produce about one and one-
half quarts of urine. Thus, the
kidney’s reabsorb 99 percent of
the blood they filter. In this reab-
sorbed blood, there are about 120
grams of glucose equivalent to
about 480 calories per day.
Invokana inhibits the kidneys
reabsorption of glucose and
allows the glucose to come out in
the urine. In an uncontrolled dia-
betic with an average blood sugar
of 300 milligrams percent, this
could amount to as much as 1,000
calories per day of glucose lost in
the urine. In the ideal situation,
this would amount to one pound
of fat lost every four days. As you
might imagine, this is quite an
attention getter for our over-
weight diabetic population. The
obvious question is does it really
work and is the side effect profile
acceptable.
The pharmaceutical company
that makes Invokana claims that
it will lower the A1C value by
about .8 percent. In other words,
if the person has a glycosylated
hemoglobin of eight percent, it
will lower that number to around
seven and two-tenths percent on
average. That is the only claim
that can be made for the drug at
this point. There is no informa-
tion that suggests a decreased
incidence of heart attack, kidney
failure, eye disease or neuropa-
thy. At this point, there is no
information to suggest that
Invokana achieves any of these
meaningful diabetic treatment
goals.
Two articles appeared in the
Annals of Internal Medicine for
the week of August 20th, 2013.
One of these was an analysis of
over 50 articles that have been
published about this drug. The
second article quite appropriately
criticized the medical research
upon which the release of this
drug was based. Specifically, the
drug company enlisted a large
number of individuals to try the
drug out and see if it worked. As
with any large group of humans,
not everybody completed the
medical trial as planned. The
question is how do you deal with
those individuals who stopped the
trial drug for whatever reason.
The reason might be the side
effect that the patient didn’t like.
It might have been simple lack of
motivation. It might have been
that the drug just didn’t work,
etc. What the drug company ana-
lyst did was assume that the A1C
level when the person stopped the
drug would have been the same
value that they would have had if
they had completed the entire
trial.
To give an example of how this
type of analysis is flawed consider
a race. Suppose after the first
turn around the track, one of the
runners is leading the pack but
he pulls a muscle and drops out.
According to the drug company
analysis, they assume that he
would have been the winner of
the race because he was in front
when he dropped out of the race.
How crazy can they get?
In summary, I don’t have any-
thing favorable to report about
this new drug. The research data
upon which its approval is based
is flawed and incomplete.
If not this new drug, how
should a patient’s type two dia-
betes be treated? At this point,
the only drug with demonstrated
effective reduction of end organ
disease of diabetes is metformin.
This is one of the oldest drugs on
the market with its own set of
side effects but at least it has a
demonstrated end organ protec-
tive effect for the diabetic patient.
Avandia surprisingly is still on
the market with the same claim
that it too lowers the A1C value.
However, Avandia causes conges-
tive heart failure, fluid retention
and weight gain. It is also outra-
geously expensive with no demon-
strative protective effect for end
organ disease.
Unfortunately, the medical
community still has nothing bet-
ter for the type two diabetic than
to say that weight control, exer-
cise and lifestyle change are the
best and cheapest treatments
with the fewest side effects.
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• Dr. P.E. Hoffsten •
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Enrollment at DWU breaks university’s
record; retention highest in years
YBC honors graduate, Venard
Dakota Wesleyan University
has come to realize it’s not always
about how many students you
draw in, it’s every bit as impor-
tant to keep the ones you’ve got.
DWU’s enrollment for the 2013
fall semester is looking to be the
highest it has ever been with
numbers coming in this week at
873 enrolled students, of those
170 freshmen.
This year’s enrollment sur-
passes the university’s all-time
record in 1966 of 850 students
and President Amy Novak gives a
lot of credit back to the university
staff, as well as the new science
facility, which was dedicated
Thursday.
“We have a solid incoming
freshman class, but we are just as
excited to see that our returning
students have enjoyed their expe-
rience here, which is reflected in
our record retention numbers,”
Novak said.
Final counts for enrollment
and retention won’t be in until
later into September, after the
final drop date, but going by cur-
rent numbers DWU’s retention of
freshman to sophomore students
has reached 77 percent, which is
a jump from five years ago when
it was 57 percent. Retention is
calculated by the number of the
previous year’s freshmen who
returned as sophomores.
“The entire campus has come
together to bring that number to
where it should be,” Novak said.
“Our student life department has
taken a lead on giving students
activities throughout the week,
encouraging students to stay on
campus on weekends and get
involved; our coaches have
recruited stellar student-athletes
who want to succeed in education
as much as they do on the court or
field, and as a university we have
been more intentional in giving
students opportunities to meet
and volunteer with staff and fac-
ulty, building relationships.
“We also have a brand new sci-
ence facility that we dedicated
Thursday, and considering the
majority of our student body is
majoring in the sciences or med-
ical fields, we know we have
gained some students the past
two years with the Glenda K. Cor-
rigan Health Sciences Center as a
draw, and retained some students
this year who were attracted by
the state-of-the-art facilities.”
As well this year, DWU
launched a new M.B.A. in Strate-
gic Leadership and expanded its
degree completion program for
registered nurses with associate’s
degrees.
“We are excited about these
online offerings and the growing
interest in these programs by
adults examining ways to
improve their skills and strength-
en their opportunities for employ-
ment advancement,” Novak said.
The campus dedicated the
Glenda K. Corrigan Health Sci-
ences Center on Thursday with
more than 650 campus and com-
munity members in attendance.
The $11.5 million facility is four
stories, 48,000 square feet, and
has chemistry labs, biology labs,
research labs and four nursing
simulation labs, as well as class-
rooms and faculty offices.
DWU is a private, liberal arts
university associated with the
Dakotas Conference of the United
Methodist Church. For more
information about Dakota Wes-
leyan University, go to
www.dwu.edu.
Dakota Wesleyan University, August 24, 2013, looking south at Allen Hall (dormitory), DWU Apartments, Glen-
da K. Corrigan Health Sciences Center, Christen Family Recreation/Wellness Center, and the Sherman Center.
(Taken from the roof of Smith Hall)
Courtesy photo
The 2013-2014 school term has
begun at Jones County! Thank
you for trusting our staff with
your child. I truly believe it does
take a whole community to raise
a child.
Each and every one of us has
the opportunity to make an
impact on our youth whether it be
a positive interaction or support-
ing an extra-curricular activity
through your presence at an
event. Encouraging words are not
only important to students but
adults as well and oftentimes we
tend to forget to acknowledge the
things that people do well. Com-
pliments do wonders in all of us.
As we start the school year,
school safety is always a topic and
priority. This year we are concen-
trating on students and their
health and athletics. We are
working with Sanford Health to
bring a program to our students
for concussion education and
wellness. Many school districts
across the United States have
adopted a certified screening to
help establish normal brain activ-
ity for students. If and when an
accident or head trauma occurs,
the student is retested to check
the brain activity. A doctor com-
pares and contrasts the two tests
to make a recommendation on
recuperation for a student.
It is difficult to determine the
severity of a head trauma without
the proper training, experience,
and appropriate tools to detect
them. Most doctors or P.A.’s do
not have that background or
equipment necessary to properly
diagnose a concussion. Jones
County Schools has made the
commitment to take student safe-
ty seriously by requiring that all
student athletes take the test to
establish a baseline of brainwave
activity, so the doctors can make a
comparison should a head trauma
occur. This program is free of
charge to students in our district.
Our school also requires yearly
physicals for students who partic-
ipate in extra-curricular activi-
ties. The state of South Dakota
maintains that this should be
done on a minimum of every
three years. We at Jones County
wish to exceed the minimum
requirement in an effort to make
sure our students can withstand
the physical demands placed on
their body to effectively partici-
pate in a chosen activity. A per-
son’s body can undergo many
changes from year to year and
month to month. The yearly phys-
ical should detect any changes
that an individual’s body has
undergone. Physicals are another
way that we can effectively moni-
tor health and possible concerns
for participation as a safety meas-
ure.
Our school board meetings are
on the second Monday of the
month. Everyone is invited to
visit to watch the board conduct
business. If you would like to be
placed on the agenda to address
the board and/or administration
the deadline to do so is the Friday
before the board meeting.
If you have any questions or
concerns about school please feel
free to call (669-2258), email
(grant.vandervorst@k12.sd.us),
or stop in the office to visit.
Educationally Speaking
• Jones County Superintendent Grant Vander Vorst •
4-H is growing and 2013 State
Fair 4-H participation is up
4-H exhibits are up 10 percent
over last year at the 2013 South
Dakota State Fair, August 29 -
September 2, according to Peter
Nielson, SDSU Extension 4-H
Youth Development Program
Director.
“Last year, we made a big deal
out of the 16,000 pre-registered
exhibits for the State Fair 4-H
Division. Those numbers were
exciting, however, this year we
have more to brag about,” Nielson
said of the 17,700 pre-entered
exhibits and the more than
10,500 display exhibits which
were checked in earlier this week
at the state fair this thanks to the
work of more than 350 volun-
teers.
Throughout the state, 4-H
membership is up 6 percent over
2012 with more than 9,000 South
Dakota youth participate in 4-H
Programming. Participation has
increased in all project areas, but
Nielson said most notably in the
areas of Shooting Sports, Photog-
raphy and Meat Goats.
The South Dakota State Fair
showcases 4-H members and
their projects from counties
across the state. It’s where 4-H
members come to compete, learn
and share their talents with fel-
low South Dakotans. This year
almost 50 percent of all 4-H mem-
bers will be participating in live-
stock shows, judging events, pre-
sentations, Fashion Review and
numerous other 4-H competitions
and activities held during the
fair.
Hay removal from state
highway right of way deadline
The South Dakota Department
of Transportation requests the
cooperation of all farmers and
ranchers in removing processed
hay from the highway right of
way.
State regulations require that
hay be removed from the right of
way within 30 days of being
processed, but no later than Octo-
ber 1.
Removing hay bales from the
highway right of way is an impor-
tant safety consideration for
motorists. The bales or stacks can
be a safety hazard for vehicles
forced to leave the road and, in
some cases, can restrict a driver’s
sight distance. Hay left in the
road ditches late in the year can
also cause snowdrifts across the
highway.
For more information, contact
Jason Humphrey at 605-773-
3571.
As one member graduated from the Young Believers in Christ, YBC honored graduate Paige Venard with a pizza
party on August 21. Friends were invited to join the group and play games and fellowship with the YBC. The
group will miss her leadership, but look forward to other young people taking part in YBC. Back row: Kathlene
Boyle, Reed Venard, Paige Venard, Colleen Greenseth, Janna Glaze, Austin Venard, Pastor Ray Greenseth. Front
row: Patti Greenseth, Matthew Boyle, Jami Addison.
Courtesy photo
Rural
Murdo Coyote • September 5, 2013 • 6
ber 15 and all haying or grazing
on CRP needs to be reported to
FSA by September 15.
2013 NAP PRODUCTION
DUE NOVEMBER 15
Producers must annually pro-
vide the quantity of all harvested
production of the crop in which
the producer held an interest
during 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
production is November 15, 2013.
Production reporting is required
for all 2013 crops on farms with
NAP coverage.
DATES TO REMEMBER/
DEADLINES
September 15: CRP managed
haying/grazing reporting dead-
line
September 30: CRP managed
grazing ends
November 15: 2013 NAP produc-
tion
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.
MANAGED CRP HAYING
ENDED SEPTEMBER 1/
GRAZING SEPTEMBER 30
Managed haying of CRP start-
ed August 2 and ended September
1. Managed grazing of CRP start-
ed August 2 and ends the earlier
of September 30 or the grazing
plan date. The bales need to be
removed from the CRP by Novem-
JC FSA News
• David Klingberg •
SDSU Extension will offer tours
of the Sunflower and Grain
Sorghum Crop Variety Testing
plots in Lyman County on Thurs-
day, September 5. We will begin
with the Sunflower Variety Trial
at 4:30 p.m. CDT. The Sunflower
plot is located 6.5 miles south of I-
90 Exit 226, east of Presho, 5
miles west and 0.5 miles south.
The starting point for the Grain
Sorghum Variety Plot is the Kim
Halverson Farm, located 4.5
miles south of Kennebec and 3.5
miles east on 246th St. Plans are
to begin that tour at 6:00 p.m.
CDT. Kim also has a Corn Variety
Plot, as well as a corn population
study, and seed representatives
from the companies he sells for
will be on hand for information on
their products.
Plans are to finish the evening
at the Kim Halverson Farm with
a meal and refreshments at 7:15
p.m. CDT.
For more information, contact
the SDSU Regional Extension
Center in Winner at 842-1267.
Fall Alfalfa Management
Although there are exceptions,
summer rains have offered some
alfalfa producers with the option
of a 3rd, or even 4th cutting. That
extra cutting of alfalfa doesn’t
happen in much of South Dakota
often, but if so, will likely be in
September. The question has
been asked, is that a good idea, or
risky?
The answer depends on a few
issues. If the field will not be
saved for hay the following year,
you can obviously cut it any time
without concern. There will be a
slight reduction in nitrogen con-
tribution to the next crop if the
top growth is removed, but if done
when the quality is good, and
there is enough yield to make
harvesting worthwhile, the value
of the hay crop may easily exceed
the small amount of nitrogen
saved by leaving it.
If you plan to keep the field in
alfalfa for one or more years, the
next question is, do you need the
hay? If not, it is safer for the
health of the stand to leave the
last growth in the field, and do
not graze it. If you decide you
need the hay, the best practice is
to wait until at or after a killing
frost to cut it, and leave 5-6” of
stubble to catch snow and protect
the crowns from cold.
For the best survival of the
stand, attempt to take last sum-
mer cutting by late August or
very early September, and let
regrowth stand in the field (no
late cut or grazing). If you have
not fertilized in the summer, you
may want to topdress any needed
phosphorus and/or potassium in
late August or early September.
What is the risk of cutting in
mid-September? Alfalfa cut in
mid-September will begin to
regrow following the harvest and
use some of the stored carbohy-
drates, meaning a relatively low
level available when the killing
freeze comes. Reduced levels of
stored carbohydrates can limit
winter survival and inhibit
regrowth in the spring. With a
low level of stored carbohydrates,
even a minor premature spring
recovery and freeze-back will
severely stress the plants.
Calendar
9/5/2013 – Sunflower, Milo and
Corn Plot Tours, 4:30 p.m., SDSU
Sunflower Plot & Kim Halverson
Farm
Extension News
• Bob Fanning (605) 842-1267 •
Sunflower,
Sorghum &
Corn Plot Tours
Calf and feeder markets spur
retained ownership of calves
Feed prices trending lower and
feeder cattle prices trending high-
er may spark some interest in
retaining ownership of stocker
calves over the winter.
“Feeder cattle futures price
and projections from USDA-ERS
send different signals for differ-
ent times. Through the remain-
der of 2013 futures are above fun-
damental projection levels. Thus,
there is an incentive to price feed-
er cattle to be sold in the short
run,” said Heather Gessner,
SDSU Extension Livestock Busi-
ness Management Field Special-
ist.
By the second quarter of 2014
the projections are above the
futures price by $10 per hundred-
weight. Gessner said these prices,
combined with new crop corn and
hay prices remaining lower than
last year, suggest profit potential
for calves backgrounded through-
out winter. However, she added
that risk management tools
should be considered despite the
improved chances for lower feed
costs as the risk of retaining own-
ership between fall and spring
can be large in the feeder cattle
market.
“During the winter months,
particularly between November
and March, futures have both
risen and fallen by over $10 per
hundredweight in the last
decade,” Gessner said.
Producers with calves or feed-
ers can use put options or Live-
stock Risk Protection (LRP)
insurance to cover against a
decline in feeder cattle prices.
Gessner pointed out that such
declines occurred from November
to March in 2003, 2005, 2007,
2008 and 2012.
When making the decision on
which of these tools to utilize,
Gessner said to consider the num-
ber of animals you are covering,
the cost of the product, and the
length of time you will be cover-
ing your calves.
“Other price protection tools
such as forward pricing calves for
later delivery either through
internet auctions or direct sales
to the feedlot could be considered.
The downside of utilizing these
tools would be that if the price
projections are accurate for the
first quarter of 2014 there may be
money left on the table come
delivery day,” she said.
In order to determine which of
these tools will work best, Gess-
ner said producers first need to
determine their breakeven costs
for three months of feed, as well
as their risk tolerance.
“With futures and projections
in March near the $160 per hun-
dredweight range and the budget-
ed costs at $200 per head in this
market scenario, determining
your risk tolerance is up to you,”
she said.
To discuss the price protection
tools available to you, contact
Gessner at Heather.Gessner
@sdstate.edu or 605-782-3290.
South Dakota pheasant survey
lower; hunting opportunities improve
Months of persistent drought
in 2012, a cold, wet spring in 2013
and a reduction in habitat have
impacted pheasant brood counts,
according to a report released
today by the South Dakota Game,
Fish and Parks Department. But
officials note that South Dakota
will still offer the best pheasant
hunting experience in the coun-
try, with more than 1.1 million
acres of public land available for
pursuing birds within the state’s
main pheasant range.
The department’s annual brood
count surveys the number of
pheasants per mile as a means to
track pheasant numbers over
time. The actual population size
is estimated after the pheasant
hunting season ends, with addi-
tional information gathered from
hunter surveys and a winter roos-
ter-to-hen ratio survey.
The 2013 report indicates an
index of 1.52 pheasants per mile,
down from 4.19 pheasants per
mile last year.
“The annual brood count pro-
vides us with a year-over-year
analysis tool,” said Travis Runia,
GFP’s lead pheasant biologist.
“Our numbers may be down from
last year, but hunters will still be
able to find birds."
GFP conducts the brood route
survey each year on select
stretches of roads around the
state. All pheasants are counted
along each route, with particular
attention to the number of
broods.
“Much of the northern Great
Plains experienced the same
weather and habitat factors that
impacted our brood counts,”
Runia said.
Runia noted that lower brood
counts in 1992 and 1997 still
resulted in almost one million
pheasants harvested in South
Dakota each year. Since 1992, the
state has added 350,000 acres of
public access within the main
pheasant range, expanding hunt-
ing opportunities.
The 2013 pheasant season
opens October 19 and runs
through January 5, 2014. The
Youth Pheasant season will run
from October 5 – 9 and the Resi-
dent Only season October 12 - 14.
The 2013 Pheasant Brood Sur-
vey Report, complete with com-
parisons for different local areas,
can be accessed at http://gfp.sd.
gov/hunting/small-game/pheas-
ant-outlook.aspx.
DENR puts South Dakota oil
and gas production data online
The South Dakota Department
of Environment and Natural
Resources (DENR) has added oil
and gas production data to an
Interactive Oil and Gas Initiative
Map online where the public can
now easily view how much oil and
gas has been produced.
Oil and gas production data,
which used to be hard to obtain, is
now available in a variety of for-
mats. Production data can be
found for each and every well that
has been drilled in South Dakota,
either in searchable databases or
by clicking on an individual well
on the interactive map. DENR
went a step further and has also
provided links to the interactive
map and searchable databases
that show total production data
by month and year for entire oil
and gas fields and enhanced
recovery units. Injection data for
underground injection wells is
also available.
The online database compan-
ion to the interactive oil and gas
map contains a listing of the
names of the geologic formations
drilled through for each well, the
depth of the formation top, the
geologic age of each formation
and its elevation. Now this geo-
logic data and other well informa-
tion can be exported to an Excel
spreadsheet in a way that allows
users to download only the data
they are interested in rather than
the entire database.
“It was painstaking detail
work by DENR’s geologists to suc-
cessfully add these new functions
to DENR’s Interactive Oil and
Gas Initiative Map, but the end
products will be very useful to oil
and gas companies working in
South Dakota,” said DENR Secre-
tary Steve Pirner.
To view the new interactive
map, visit http://denr.sd.gov/.
All perennial forage
and pasture, winter
wheat and rye
Barley, Corn, Dry
Beans, Dry Peas,
Flax, Forage Seed-
ing, Grain
Sorghum, Millet,
Oats, Safflower,
Soybeans, Sunflow-
ers, Spring Wheat,
and all other crops
2014 Crop Acreage
Reporting Dates
Report by: Crops:
Nov. 15, 2013
July 15, 2014
Selected Interest Rates for
September 2013
Commodity Loans 1.125 percent
Farm Operating Loans — Direct
1.875 percent
Farm Ownership Loans — Direct
4.000 percent
Farm Ownership Loans — Direct
Down Payment, Beginning
Farmer or Rancher 1.500 percent
Farm Storage Facility Loans –
7 Yr 2.000 percent
Farm Storage Facility Loans –
10 Yr 2.625 percent
Farm Storage Facility Loans –
12 Yr 2.875 percent
Public Notices
Murdo Coyote • September 5, 2013 • 7
Proceedings of the
Jones County School
District #37-3
Regular Session
August 12, 2013
The Board of Education of the Jones
County School District No. 37‑3 met in
regular session on August 12, 2013 in
the High School Library with the follow-
ing members present: Carrie Lolley--
President, Scott Mathews--Vice Presi-
dent, Chad Whitney, Andy Rankin and
Dean Volmer. Administration Present:
Grant Vander Vorst--Superintendent,
Lorrie Esmay--Elementary Principal,
Tami Schreiber--Business Manager.
Guests Present: Larry Ball and Karlee
Moore.
Board President Lolley called the meet-
ing to order at 8:04 p.m. with board
members present answering roll call. All
actions in these minutes were by unani-
mous vote by members present unless
otherwise stated. Pledge of Allegiance
was recited.
Reports by Department Heads.
EXECUTIVE SESSION: Motion by
Mathews, seconded by Whitney to enter
executive session at 8:27 p.m. in accor-
dance with SDCL 1-25-2 subchapter a.
Board President declared session over
at 8:58 p.m.
AGENDA: Motion by Mathews, second-
ed by Whitney to approve the consent
agenda with additions.
MINUTES: Motion by Mathews, second-
ed by Whitney to approve the minutes of
the July 8, 2013 Regular Meeting.
EXPENDITURES: Motion by Mathews,
seconded by Whitney to approve the
expenditures and the issuing of checks
on July 8, 2013. PAYROLL BY DEPT:
FICA paid through First Fidelity Bank,
Retirement check issued to SD Retire-
ment System and Health Insurance
check issued to Wellmark. PAYROLL:
$69,975.98; EMPLOYER SHARE: FICA
$4,998.10, RETIREMENT $4,082.82;
HEALTH INSURANCE $11,226.14.
GENERAL FUND: Admin Partners--Fee
$125.00; Avera--Driver Testing $73.90;
Bennett Co Sr Citizens--Summer Lunch-
es $1,848.00; Stacey Booth--Supplies
$94.38; CDW--Printers/ Supplies
$1,799.82; Cengage--Supplies
$1,944.80; Century Business--Copier
Agreement $58.54; Cholik--Bus Decals
$2,100.00; City of Murdo--Water
$645.36; Rose Comp--Gas/Fee $108.44;
Corkys--Supplies $278.78; Cynmar--
Paper $40.20; Dakota Mill--Roundup
$43.13; Daktronics--FB Scoreboard
Agreement $750.00; Dell--Computer
$964.47; School Supply--Supplies
$362.03; DCI--Background Checks
$173.00; ERate Ed--Fees $180.25;
EMC--Add’l Ins $1,353.00; ETA--Sup-
plies $455.76; Clayton Evans--Labor
$47.50; Flinn--Science Supplies
$495.89; Geyer--Supplies $232.15;
Golden West--Phone/Support Agree-
ment $2,443.66; Harves--Balls $571.96;
Heartland--Garbage Collection $180.00;
Hillyard--Cleaning Supplies $3,753.76;
Houghton--Workbooks $3,544.61;
Amoco--Gas $239.13; Michael Hunt--
Mileage $50.00; Infobase—Subscription
$395.00; JC Clinic—Bus Physical
$120.00; JC Register of Deeds—Rec
Fee $30.00; John King--Labor $10.00;
Gary Knispel--Supplies $127.78;
Lakeshore--Supplies $520.85; Learning
Resources--Supplies $91.08; Cody
Manke--Labor $47.50; McGraw--Work-
books $2,715.13; Carmen Miller--
Now that kids are back in
school, we’ve traded in baseballs
and bug spray for calculators and
highlighters. Families across
South Dakota are readjusting to
early mornings getting kids ready
to catch the bus and evenings
spent working on homework at
the table. In the Noem household,
we’re getting ready to move our
oldest daughter Kassidy back to
college to start her sophomore
year, while Kennedy and Booker
try to get back in the school rou-
tine.
Life in the classroom has
changed quite a bit since many of
us were in school. Long division
no longer requires time spent
with pencil to paper, but rather
number crunching in a calculator.
Although our students are still
taught how to solve problems the
“long way,” technology has made
a substantial impact on educa-
tion. Elementary students now
use iPads to learn cursive and
memorize multiplication tables,
and students in middle and high
school can now take exams and
Embracing
e-learning
write papers on laptops in the
classroom.
When I was in college, my
father died unexpectedly in an
accident on our farm. I made the
tough decision to leave college
and return to our family farm to
keep our operation up and run-
ning. I always intended to com-
plete my college degree, but like
so many individuals, life got in
the way. I was raising three kids,
running businesses and spending
my days in the field. After years
spent outside the classroom, it
was a conversation with my sister
that challenged me to return to
school and finish what I started.
I enrolled at South Dakota
State University, and because of
the availability of online classes, I
was able to complete my Bache-
lor’s degree, even while running
for Congress and serving my first
term in Washington, D.C.
I know firsthand that some-
times life doesn’t allow you to sit
in a classroom and take classes
the traditional way. This is why I
recently hosted an E-Learning
roundtable in Sioux Falls with
local universities to find out ways
the federal government can
improve affordability and access
to higher education.
A lot of the discussion focused
on a regulation issued by the
Department of Education which
forces states to follow federal
requirements when deciding
whether to grant an institution,
including institutions that offer
online education programs, per-
mission to operate within their
state. I voted to repeal this bur-
densome regulation last Congress
and will continue to work to give
students access to classes,
regardless of what state classes
may be offered.
Education has changed drasti-
cally since most members of Con-
gress were in school, which is why
I formed the Congressional E-
Learning Caucus with Rep. Jared
Polis (D-CO). As Congress pre-
pares to consider the reauthoriza-
tion of the Higher Education Act
this Congress, I look forward to
sharing the feedback I received
from students and administrators
during my E-Learning round-
table with my colleagues.
If you have taken an online
class or have an experience with
distance education that you
would like to share, I would
encourage you to send me an
email through my website at
http://noem. house.gov.
From the U.S. House
• Representative Kristi Noem •
From the U.S. Senate
• Senator John Thune •
Rising temperatures replaced
the roar of motorcycles and the
smell of State Fair funnel cakes
as families across the state began
another school year. Back to
school ads in full swing, teachers
prepping classrooms and lesson
plans, and fall sports back on the
newscasts mean students and
parents are adjusting to their
new routines.
Football games, marching
band practice, cross country
meets, and dance competitions
begin filling up evenings calen-
dars. While homework assign-
ments, tests, and group projects
keep students running from one
thing to the next.
College students wrapped up
summer jobs and internships
they used to make some much
needed cash for tuition payments
and late night pizza. The well-
stocked fridge and quiet room-
mates are gone, as is the free
laundry service many enjoy while
living at home. With their cars
packed up, these young adults
headed back to campus.
The back to school season is
bittersweet for many parents,
some of whom watched their kids
go off to school for the first time,
others saw their last child off for
their senior year of high school,
and even more are just watching
their kids grow up too quickly.
In the hustle and bustle of the
beginning of this new school year,
let us also pause to remember the
important role that parents and
teachers play in the education of
our students. Teachers play a piv-
otal role in shaping the future
success of their students; and
each and every one of us have
special memories of teachers who
put in the extra effort to help us
succeed inside and outside of the
classroom.
We are fortunate in South
Dakota that our state offers stu-
dents a high-quality education
affording them opportunities both
inside and outside the classroom.
The future of our state lies in the
success of our children; let’s strive
to make this year the best school
year yet in South Dakota.
School days
Mileage/Motel $155.08; Skyler Miller--
Labor $12.50; Mindware--Games
$191.13; Moores--Supplies $47.11; Coy-
ote--Minutes/Ad $297.69; Murdo Foods--
Snacks $292.49; Murdo Ford--Repairs
$366.72; NASCO--Supplies $40.49;
NASSP--Memberships $180.00; Peak--
Services $525.00; Penders--Supplies
$51.30; Pioneer Auto--Fee $81.00;
Pittsco--Kits $1,116.79; PROED--Pen
$274.95; Quality Carpet--Carpet Clean-
ing $3,150.00; Jill Rankin--Gas $67.39;
Really Good Stuff--Resources $84.50;
Renaissance--Cards $61.90; Rochester-
-Folders $72.15; Scholastic—Maga-
zines--$115.28; School Nurse--Supplies
$224.27; SDACTE--Reg Fee $125.00;
SD One Call--Tickets $9.99; Servall--
Mops/Towels Cleaned $134.45; Shiffler--
Parts $26.18; Sports Decals--Awards
$61.90; SSA--Magazines $54.90;
SW/WC--Paper $1,047.04; Teacher
Resources--Supplies $214.79; Three
Rivers--Membership $748.80; Training
Room--Supplies $1,982.48; Trend--
Resources $73.46; Underwood--Calcu-
lators $964.25; Postal Service--
Envelopes $565.10; Grant VanderVorst--
Meals $30.00; Venard Inc--Oil
Changes/Washes $186.60; Connor
Venard--Labor $7.50; Katie Venard--
Supplies $29.61; Verizon--Phone
$70.01; Vevig Const--Repairs $2,187.90;
West Central--Electricity $915.29.
CAPITAL OUTLAY: CDI--Laptops
$14,117.34; CDW--Projector/Switches
$4,220.35; Cengage--Textbooks
$1,853.78; Cholik--Aud Sign $800.00;
Dell--Servers $6,847.26; ETA--Library
Books $437.92; Hauff--VB Tops $753.60;
Hillyard--Vacuum $649.50; McGraw--
Textbooks $1,440.08; Moore--Fencing
$4,869.00; School Specialty--Rugs
$1,709.56; West Central--Electricity
$1,580.99.
SPECIAL EDUCATION: PAYROLL
$7,140.86; EMPLOYER SHARE FICA
$529.08, RETIREMENT $428.45,
HEALTH INSURANCE $693.75.
EXPENDITURES: Attainment--Supplies
$120.75; Childrens Care--Services
$490.00; Dell--Computer $964.47; EPS--
Supplies $413.33; Lorrie Esmay--
Meals/Gas $45.23; ESTR--Testing
$66.00; Guesthouse--Lodging $54.00;
Handwriting--Supplies $223.25; Parent--
Mileage $155.08; Janelle Publications--
Games $65.00; NCS--Supplies $468.56;
Perfection--Vocab $38.90; Rainbow--
Supplies $206.58; Scholastic--Maga-
zines $93.50; SD Achieve--Tuition
$2,097.00; Super Duper--Supplies
$291.79; SW/WC--Paper $51.16; Wieser
Ed--Textbooks $947.00.
PENSION: None.
FOOD SERVICE: Shiffler—Parts $4.44.
FINANCIAL REPORTS: Motion by
Mathews, seconded by Whitney to
approve as follows: GENERAL FUND:
Bal.Bro't Fwd $640,360.30; RECEIPTS
Ad Valorem Taxes $4,555.09, Mobile
Home Taxes $34.59, Penalties $66.93,
Interest $38.02, Rental $875.00, Co
Apportionment $1,488.00, State Aid
$32,423.00, Gross Receipts $36,688.64,
Refund Prior Yr Exp $2,239.00, 21st
Attendance $459.00, Due from Fed
$50,014.00. EXPENDITURES
$126,816.34; Bal on Hand Checking
$287,498.31; MMDA $104,926.92;
Investments $250,000.00.
CAPITAL OUTLAY: Bal Bro't Fwd
$261,416.65; RECEIPTS: Ad Valorem
Taxes $746.96; Mobile Home Taxes
$6.79, Penalties $10.32, Interest $6.97.
EXPENDITURES $10,443.04; Bal on
Hand Checking $160,863.55; MMDA
$90,881.10; Investments -0-.
SPECIAL EDUCATION: Bal Bro't Fwd
$984,885.60; RECEIPTS: Ad Valorem
Taxes $1,086.45, Mobile Home Taxes
$9.87, Penalties $15.01, Interest $36.24,
Due From Fed $12,071.00. EXPENDI-
TURES $9,031.14; Bal on Hand Check-
ing $516,681.03; MMDA $212,392.00;
Investments $260,000.00.
PENSION FUND: Bal Bro't Fwd
$269,774.22; RECEIPTS: Ad Valorem
Taxes $235.37, Prior Yrs Taxes $2.14,
Penalties $3.25. EXPENDITURES $0;
Bal on Hand Checking $270,014.98;
MMDA -0-; Investments -0-
FOOD SERVICE: Bal Bro't Fwd
$24,487.31; RECEIPTS: -0-. EXPENDI-
TURES $15.11-; Bal on Hand Checking
$24,472.20; MMDA -0-; Investments -0-.
TRUST & AGENCY: Bal Bro't Fwd
$31,872.52; RECEIPTS $1,936.15;
EXPENSES $3,529.15; Bal on Hand
$30,279.52.
EMPLOYMENT: Motion by Mathews,
seconded by Whitney to approve the fol-
lowing: Loren Lutz--4/5ths Counselor/
Financial Aids $25,600.00; Britany Willis-
-Special Ed Instructor $30,450.00; Jen-
nings Newbold--Head Custodian
$10.50/hr; Jane Springer--Custodian
$9.50/hr; Kelcy Nash--Librarian/Elem
Physical Ed $11.50/hr.
VENDED MEALS: Motion by Mathews,
seconded by Whitney to approve the
Vended Meals Agreement for the 2013-
2014 school term between the School
and Oahe Child Development.
COURSES: Motion by Mathews, sec-
onded by Whitney to approve End of
Course Exams and Junior High Classes
for High School Credit.
Resolution #388: Unnecessary or
Unsuitable Property
LET IT bE RESOLVED, that
the school board of the Jones
County School District #37-3,
in accordance with SDCL 13-
21-1, hereby declares the fol-
lowing property to be no
longer necessary, useful, or
suitable for school purposes,
and hereby declares said
property obsolete and that
said property be disposed of.
(List available from Business
Manager).
Motion by Scott Mathews, sec-
onded by Chad Whitney to
approve the foregoing resolu-
tion.
ROLL CALL: In Favor--Dean
Volmer, Andy Rankin, Scott
Mathews, Chad Whitney and
Carrie Lolley. Opposed--None.
INSTRUMENT RENTAL AGREEMENT:
Motion by Mathews, seconded by Whit-
ney to approve a rental agreement for
use of the school owned band instru-
ments.
OPEN ENROLLMENTS: Motion by
Mathews, seconded by Whitney to
approve the Open Enrollment Applica-
tion as received # 14A2-1; and # 14A2-2
shall remain pending. .
NEW bUSINESS: Goals for FY’14;
health insurance rate lock-in option.
OLD bUSINESS: None.
Motion by Whitney, seconded by Rankin
to adjourn. Meeting adjourned at 9:41
p.m.
Tami Schreiber,
Business Manager
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ship operation. Position current-
ly open at Potter County Imple-
ment, Gettysburg, S.D.; a part of
C&B Operations, LLC. Appli-
cants should possess good organi-
zational skills and the ability to
manage farm equipment service
personnel in a growth oriented
dealership. We offer progressive
marketing plans, competitive
pay, and a full benefit package.
Please send resume to Ben
Wieseler, store manager, or Jerry
Hericks, service manager, Potter
County Implement, 30965 U.S
Highway 212, Gettysburg, S.D.
57442, or e-mail to hericksj@
deerequipment.com, or call Jerry
at 605-769-1710.
PATROL OFFICER – Hourly
pay range: $20.14-$24.50/hr.
Visit: www.cityofbrookings.org
Return application w/resume to
PO Box 270, Brookings, S.D.
57006-0270. dlangland@cityof-
brookings.org.
PARTS SALESPERSON
sought by multi-store John Deere
dealership operation. Position
currently open at Potter County
Implement, Gettysburg, S.D.; a
part of C&B Operations, LLC.
Applicants should possess good
knowledge of farm equipment,
computer skills, retail selling
skills, and be customer service
oriented. We will train the right
person. We offer John Deere
training, competitive pay, full
benefit package, including 401k,
health, and dental plan. Please
send resume to Naomi Hermann,
parts manager, Potter County
Implement, 30965 U.S Highway
212, Gettysburg, S.D. 57442, or
e-mail to hermannn@deerequip-
ment.com or call Naomi at 605-
765-2434.
Looking for an EXPERIENCED
SALES AGRONOMIST who is
willing to be a part of a team and
play a role in management.
Knowledge in plant nutrition,
crop protection and precision Ag
is needed. Call Colby at 605-772-
5543. Howard Farmers Coop,
Howard S.D.
QUALIFIED SERVICE TECH-
NICIANS sought by progressive,
multi-store South Dakota John
Deere dealership. We offer facto-
ry training, health insurance,
dental insurance, life insurance,
401k plan, paid holidays and
vacation days in our benefit
package. Applicants must be able
to work independently and want
to progress in compensation and
skill level. Enjoy low cost of liv-
Deadline is Tuesdays at 10 a.m.
Call: 669-2271
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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
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Help Wanted
ADMINISTRATIVE CLERK
needed at the Murdo NRCS office.
22 hrs/week. $10.97/hr + benefits.
Email resume to: cwbennett@ulti-
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“Murdo” in the subject line.
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For Sale
KORY GRAVITY WAGON
Model 6072, 12 inch extensions
and a metal roll top. Call Herb
Pitan, Draper, 605-669-2705.
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SWEET CORN FOR SALE:
Call Bill Valburg 669-2637.
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ROUGH COUNTRY SPRAY-
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Canada thistle on rangeland.
ATV application. Also prairie
dogs. Call Bill at 605-669-2298.
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Thank You
Thank you to the county
employees and West Central
Electric for everything they did to
ensure that the moving of our
house went as planned!
Shannon and JayTee Sealey
Murdo Nutrition
Program Menu
September 9
Ground Pork Gravy over Biscuits
Hash Brown Patty
Tomato Spoon Salad
Cantaloupe
September 10
Liver & Onions
Scalloped Potatoes
Green Beans
Bread
Peaches
September 11
Beef & Noodles
Seasoned Spinach
Crunchy Cranberry Salad
Bread
Pears
September 12
Oven Fried Chicken
Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
Mixed Vegetables
Dinner Roll
Purple Plums
September 13
Potato Soup
Egg Salad Sandwich
Vegetable Gelatin Salad
Peaches
Cookie
AUCTIONS
LAND AUCTION: 3790+/-
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-
ties.com.
EMPLOYMENT
SHOP FOREMAN sought by
multi-store John Deere dealer-
ing with great hunting and fish-
ing! Our very competitive wage
depends on qualifications and
experience. Please send resume
to Jerry Hericks, service manag-
er, Potter County Implement,
30965 U.S Highway 212, Gettys-
burg, S.D. 57442, or e-mail to her-
icksj@deerequipment.com or call
Jerry at 605-769-1710.
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