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EMT training February 1
The Jones County Ambulanceis looking to expand their EMTmembers and would like to haveanyone who might be interestedin becoming an EMT to let themknow. They have set a date forFebruary 1, 2013 for the firstEMT training. Watch the CoyoteBriefs in the future for moreinformation regarding the train-ing. Anyone with an interest oranyone with questions that theambulance crew could answerare asked to call and leave amessage at 669-3125 or to callTammy Van Dam at 530-7553.
Thanksgiving Dinner 
Joe Connot and Jay Keeverwill be hosting the annual com-munity Thanksgiving Dinneragain this year. The meal will beat noon on Thursday, November22, in the high school lunchroom. Anybody wishing toattend may bring something toshare, or may just bring theirappetite!
Al-Anon
For Al–Anon meetings call669-2596 for time and place.
Open AAmeetings
Thursdays 8:00 p.m. at theEast Commons. Call 530-0371or 280-7642.
Kids Club
Kids Club, sponsored by theCommunity Bible Church, willmeet Wednesday, December 5,at the mini–gym after school. Allkids in grades K–6 are welcometo attend. Come and enjoy aBible story, snacks, games and acraft.
Christmas lighting contest
Remember to get your housesdecorated for the annual Christ-mas lighting contest sponsoredby the Murdo Chamber of Com-merce. The categories are: Win-ter Wonderland (Most Beauti-ful); Santa Claus is Coming toTown (In a Child’s Eye); O’HolyNight (Religious); Deck theHalls (Best Use of Lights); Spir-it of Christmas (Business); andCountry Christmas. Judgingwill take place mid-December.
CoyoteNewsBriefs
OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF JONES COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA.
“SERVING THE AREA SINCE 1904” 
MURDO
A PUBLICATION OF RAVELLETTE PUBLICATIONS, INC.
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Includes tax
Number 47Volume 106November 22, 2012
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Message fromSouth DakotaHighway Patrol
Here’s the thing: Thanksgivingis coming up, and it’s feasiblemany of us are going to eat way toomuch. There’s the turkey, thedressing, the cranberry salad, thesweet potatoes, the buns and, of course, the pumpkin pie–withwhip cream.The outcome? Fully satisfiedtaste buds and a belt that nolonger goes all the way aroundyour waist.Here’s the good news… yourseatbelt is adjustable. So no mat-ter how much you eat, you can stillstay safe on your drive home fromThanksgiving dinner. I’m Inspec-tor Darid Cooper with the SouthDakota Highway Patrol MotorCarrier Services reminding you tobuckle up, every trip, every time.
Murdo insurance agentreceives certification
BankWest Insurance is pleasedto announce that Meghan Newsamof Murdo has successfully complet-ed a series of exams and hasearned her Certified InsuranceService Representative (CISR)designation. Newsam is a gradu-ate of Jones County High Schooland received her associate’s degreein business management fromWestern Dakota Technical Insti-tute in Rapid City. She has beenlicensed to sell property and casu-alty insurance since 2008.BankWest Chairman, Presidentand CEO Charles Burke III com-mended Newsman’s commitmentto achieving her CISR certifica-tion. He added that staying aheadof the curve is important in today’sever-changing insurance industry.“Meghan is always looking forways to better serve her clients,”Burke said. “She’s a valuablemember of our BankWest team,but more importantly she is achampion for the people sheserves. Customer service is alwaysat the top of her mind.”Newsam and her husband, Levi,have three young children andoperate a family ranch in JonesCounty. In her spare time, sheenjoys reading, spending timewith her children and singing inher church choir. She said thatworking with her valued clients isthe most rewarding part of her job.“Working with customers andbringing smiles to their faces isthe most satisfying part of mywork,” Newsam said. “There isnothing better than being able tolend a helping hand.”Newsam is located in theBankWest Insurance office atMurdo.
Governor: make safety a priorityduring this holiday travel season
Gov. Dennis Daugaard is askingSouth Dakotans to make safety apriority as they travel during theThanksgiving period and upcom-ing holiday season.“Thanksgiving is a wonderfultime for family members to gather,enjoy each other’s company andshare the blessings of the holiday,’’the Governor said. “It’s also imper-ative for each of us to keep safetyin mind as we travel to thosehappy get-togethers.’’Traffic is heavier than normalduring holiday periods, presentingdrivers with numerous distrac-tions, Gov. Daugaard said.“Motorists should carefully obeyposted speed limits, wear seatbeltson every trip, and always desig-nate a sober driver. Those are sim-ple, life-saving steps.’’Weather this time of year canchange rapidly. The Governoradvises motorists to carry wintersurvival kits, tell friends or familyabout travel plans and check safe-travelusa.com prior to leaving forholiday gatherings.South Dakota recorded morethan 200 highway crashes, withone death and more than 30injuries, in each of the past twoThanksgiving holiday reportingperiods.The national Thanksgiving Dayholiday fatality reporting periodruns from 6 p.m. on Wednesday,November 21, through 11:59 p.m.on Sunday, November 25.
Jones County EMS presentsfindings from assessment
by Karlee Barnes
On Wednesday, November 7,the Jones County EMS hosted apublic meeting in which JohnBecknell from SafeTech Solutionspresented the findings from anindepth study performed to deter-mine the future of the service.The study was made possiblethrough the John T. VucurevichFoundation, which awarded$10,000 to the Jones County EMS.SafeTech Solutions provided athorough assessment of where theEMS service stood and define thestrengths, weaknesses and chal-lenges faced in Jones County.The public meeting explainedthe findings from the assessment,solicited public input to completethe final report and encouragedcommunity members to takeaction. Afinal report will be circu-lated in Jones County upon com-pletion.Becknell told those in atten-dance that the study concludedthat the ambulance service inJones County faces significantthreat and there is a decline in vol-unteerism. At a deeper level, thestudy looked at how the ambu-lance in Jones County is viewed,understood, valued and funded.In assessing rural ambulanceservices, SafeTech Solutions looksat three important points:1. Do EMTs do a good job, treatpatients well, and provide goodclinical care?2. Is the EMS service reliable?Does it respond when needed, andin a timely manner?3. Is the EMS service sustain-able? Meaning, does it have capa-ble leadership, enough humanresources, enough funding andbroad community support?Becknell reported that the EMSservice has requirements from thestate, including:•At least two EMTs must be avail-able at all times•All EMS vehicles must pass prop-er inspection•The EMS service must respondwithin fifteen minutes of receivinga call•All data reporting must be sub-mitted electronically•Continuing education require-ments must be metCurrently, all EMTs must have15-32 hours of continuing educa-tion.Becknell reported that it costs$311,573 per year to run theambulance service – $45,000 of that goes to costs for maintainingvehicles, facility costs, medicalsupplies, licenses and insurance.The remaining $266,573 is what itwould cost if the service paid a lowsalary and benefits to EMTs.Revenue for the service comesfrom transportation reimburse-ments, donations, city and countysupport for the facility and insur-ance, two taxing districts, anddonated labor. An overview of the Jones Coun-ty EMS service today provided thefollowing information.Jones County currently has adedicated group of volunteers.Residents, business people andcurrent EMS volunteers believethat the service is essential to ourcounty. Currently, the service facesthreats to reliability and sustain-ablility because there are notenough EMTs that are actually intown, and those that are in townare getting stressed. The coregroup in town, although faithful, istired.Becknell went on to explainthat the service also faces limitedfinancial resources, a low run vol-ume, increased used by non-resi-dents, weak neighboring servicesand has no crew quarters.Surveys that were mailed toresidents of Jones County werecollected and evaluated as part of the study. Three-hundred seventy-eight surveys were returned, mak-ing for a 58 percent response rate.Fifty-nine percent of respondingresidents had either used the EMSservice themselves or had a familymember use the service in the pastten years, and 84 percent thoughtthat the EMS service was essen-tial to our county. Fifty-four per-cent of residents said that theywould be willing to pay more taxesto help with EMS funding, and 53percent said that they would bewilling to make donations. Of the378 responding residents, 86 per-cent said that they were not will-ing or able to become an EMT.Becknell presented options forthe service including: continuewith the service as is until a crisisarises; close the service anddepend on neighboring EMS serv-ices to respond; collaborate withneighboring services to create aregional ambulance service; raisefunds to slowly move toward acombination paid and volunteerservice.Becknell then opened the meet-ing up to questions or commentsfrom the audience and currentEMTs.EMT Kayla Venard commentedthat about fifty percent of the callsthat the Jones County EMSresponds to come from non-resi-dents, mostly from the Interstate.She asked why Jones County taxpayers should have to pay to fundthe service when they aren’t theonly beneficiaries. She also askedif there was any way to getresources from the Interstate.Becknell replied that it was a goodquestion, and one that he didn’tcurrently have a solution to. Hesaid, “Part of this assessment is toraise awareness by using JonesCounty’s EMS case study as anexample.” He said that the reportneeded to be presented in front of legislation to increase awarenessabout the funding issue.Becknell gave recommendationsthat included the following:1. Maximize volunteerism aslong as possible. This includeshaving a culture and environmentwith the EMS that people want tobelong to. The ideal number of available EMTs is about 14.2. Enable a short term staffingrelief. This would mean creatingcrew quarters for people to come inand stay while providing relief.Paramedics and EMTs from Pierreare willing to help out if they hada place to stay.3. Prepare now for the future bytackling problems one step at atime.4. Create a small, select work-ing group to revise bylaws andmake a strategic plan. This mayinclude using consulting firms asneeded.5. Work toward hiring a paidleader and EMT.6. Begin meeting and buildingdeeper relationships with neigh-boring services.Becknell closed the meeting bysaying that the EMS needed toturn their eyes from the crisis toreally looking ahead to what canbe done to provide a reliable andsustainable ambulance service inthe future. Anyone wishing to join theJones County EMS may leave amessage at 669-3125, or callTammy Van Dam at 530-7553.New EMT training will begin Feb-ruary 1, 2013.
Presenting results 
John Becknell, from SafeTech Solu-tions, presents the finding of a county-wide study focusing onthe current situation of the Jones County EMS.
 
Happy Thanksgivingfrom the CoyoteOffice!
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Lonna and Karlee
School board discusses safe routes to school
by Karlee Barnes
The November Jones CountySchool board meeting was heldMonday, November 12.Those present included: MikeHunt, Carrie Lolley, Chad Whit-ney, Brett Nix, Scott Mathews,Larry Ball, Tami Schreiber, LorrieEsmay, Gary Knispel, Bobbi Knis-pel, Brenda Weber, Kent Nies, Jim Volmer and Karlee Barnes.The agenda, minutes, bills andfinancial reports were all approvedwith no questions or concerns.Gary Knispel then presentedthe fiscal report and spoke to theboard about an Emergency Man-agement Federal Grant that theschool received. The grant can beused for equipment in the school,and it had been decided that it willbe used for a new intercom systemin the grade school, as the currentsystem is approximately 50 yearsold. Also, the current system onlyreaches about 60 percent of theclassrooms, and is a one-way sys-tem, making it impossible to corre-spond with other rooms in theevent of an emergency.Knispel explained that theintercom system will be extremelyhelpful in the event of a lock downsituation, and it will also includewiring to the preschool building.The grant will provide close to$10,000, which the school willhave to match to have enoughmoney for new wiring.Nix asked if the school woulduse the intercom system for any-thing other than a lockdown situa-tion. Esmay said that it will beused in the event of other emer-gency situations and also for dailyannouncements.Knispel then discussed the SafeRoutes to School grant that theschool has been working on withthe City of Murdo. He said thatengineers will be coming to assessthe potential route. He alsoadvised that the school will behelping the city write and assem-ble the grant.Ball told the board that the offi-cial fall enrollment for the districtwas 183 students. This is anincrease of 17 students from lastyear.Ball also discussed the new P.A.system that will be installed in theauditorium. He met with the com-pany and did a walk through inthe auditorium. They hope to haveit installed between November 12and the first December basketballgame.The exercise room was also atopic of discussion, as the crankwindows are sometimes left openand the wind catches them. Ballhas met with a company in Pierreto replace the windows with a slidewindow.The meeting then went intoexecutive session and wasadjourned shortly after.
Council introduces samplesfor trailer home ordinances
by Karlee Barnes
The Murdo City Council metTuesday, November 6 due to aMonday night meeting to discussthe current housing situation inMurdo. Present at the meetingincluded: Wayne Esmay, MayorGeisler, Matt Kinsley, Arnie Wad-dell, Mike Jost, Jerry Hatheway,Ray Erikson, Wayne Klima, KrystiBarnes, Tim Hullinger, LynetteHullinger and Karlee Barnes. Themeeting was called to order at7:45, and both the agenda andminutes were approved.Two building permits had beensubmitted. One from Jim Hoar forbasement repairs, and one forCurt Chambliss to build a poleshed for equipment on Lincoln Avenue. Both permits wereapproved.During the public area,Hullinger addressed the boardabout the road on the curve northof his house. He said the wash-boards need attention and won-dered if it was the responsibility of the city or the county to maintain.The city agreed to talk to the coun-ty to figure out how to share theresponsibility.Klima also approached theboard during the public area. Hewondered about the repairs beingdone to the alley behind his house.Klima advised the board that thealley needed to be lowered one toone and a half feet to level out thewater issues that are createdwhen it rains. The board advisedthat they would take his com-ments into consideration beforeinstalling the planned new cul-vert.The vouchers were addressednext, and all were approved.Sheriff John Weber arrivedshortly before the Sheriff’s reportwas to be presented. He had noreport. Abuilding permit and variancewas discussed for Dakota Mill andGrain. The variance was concern-ing the road, but it was uncertainas to how far. The board alsoapproved a variance for the truckscale to be within five feet of theproperty line. Dakota Mill andGrain wants to level the road sotrucks can enter and exit the scaleeasier. It will be an above groundscale, which is comparable to thetruck scales in Presho and Ken-nebec at the elevators.Hatheway was next on theagenda with the street report. Hediscussed a recent landfill stateinspection with the board. He wasadvised by the state that no plasticbags, computers, televisions,refrigerators containing freon,etc., be taken to the city dump. Allof these items have to be removedand transferred to dumpsters intown.Hatheway also asked about sur-plusing the old dozers. He found aplace to surplus them. Geislerquestioned about a minimumprice. Barnes stated that the doz-ers had no known value over $500.Hatheway also said he had beenworking on getting the city yardcleaned up.Erikson then presented thewater report. He said that he hadrepaired the curb stop at the clin-ic, and also discussed the possiblererouting of the sewer by DakotaMill and Grain.The finance report again dis-cussed the Safe Routes to Schoolgrant, and the board approved therest of the report.The board discussed the hous-ing meeting held the previousnight, and agreed it was an inter-esting meeting. They also spokeagain about cleaning up the oldbuildings on Main Street.The meeting was concludedafter discussing new businessincluding a trailer home ordi-nance, which will be reviewedlater, and the lighting situation inthe auditorium. The bathrooms,storage room and lobby needupdated lighting. Esmay agreed toput together an estimate.
 
Jones County News
Murdo Coyote • November 22, 2012 •
Page 2
East Side News
by Janet Louder •
669-2696
Ellen Valburg was taken byambulance to St. Mary’s Hospitalin Pierre on Saturday, November10. On Sunday she was flown onto Sioux Falls to the Avera HeartHospital where she was told shehad a slight heart attack. Shereturned home Wednesday,November 14. Her sister, JoellKerner of Winner, has been at theranch helping. As I write Monday afternoonI'm sure there are lots of Thanks-giving plans being made andturkeys thawing. I do wish every-one a great day!Pastor Hazen visited AliceHorsley recently.Helen Louder, Lill Seamans,Esther Magnuson and JanetLouder listened to the first andsecond graders read to them lastThursday and after, had coffee of course.Thursday evening Eldon andEsther Magnuson were supperguests of Janet and Nelva Louder.We even played a few cards.Ronold and Velma Scott visitedson Stewart and Renae Scott in Ames, Iowa, on Friday. They wereable to get acquainted with theirnew granddaughter, Dena, andvisited with grandchildren Augus-ta, Brandt and Clara. The Scottsreturned home on Saturday.The Jones County band playedFriday in the Mitchell CornPalace at the state volleyball tour-nament. As Tana Volmer is in theband, Terri and Dean were inMitchell with her. On Saturdaythe Volmers joined Donny Howardand Amy Rumhl, Darla Tucker of Woonsocket and other relativesfor the dedication of a picture inthe Catholic church in memory of baby Brooklyn Howard, fromthere to the cemetery where thePriest blessed her tombstone anda bench there. Among the many on hand towatch the school play "Bad HairDay" last Tuesday evening were:Rosa Lee Styles and Janet Loud-er; Terri, Dean and Tana Volmer;Philip, Audrey and Scott Math-ews; Donald Volmer. Draper kidsin the cast were: Jackson Volmer,Philip and Madison Mathews, andBecky Bryan. All did a good job.Lila Mae Christian and familywant to apologize for a misprint inthe obituary of Harvey Christian.He did not take over managementuntil a few years after Albert Her-man's death in the 60's. Sorry thishappened.The funeral for Tony Lebedawas held in Presho last Wednes-day. At 10 o'clock with Legionmembers from Draper, Murdo andPresho, a military service washeld with Kalli Hespe playingtaps at the Murdo Cemetery. Again the Lord provided a verynice day for the funeral and bur-ial.Margie Boyle hosted the CourtWhist Card Club on Wednesday.Prize winners were Bev Nies, LilaMae Christian and Janet Louder.Margie served a delicious lunch of sandwiches, cheese, crackers andveggies, topped off with pineappleupside down cake and cool whip.Wanda Mathews and HelenLouder spent Friday in Rapid Cityshopping and I guess there was alittle eating.Our sympathy goes out to Audrey and Philip Mathews andfamily as Audrey's sister, JeanetteHildebrand of Gillette, Wyo.,passed away early Saturdaymorning. Audrey's sister, Sharonand Jim Lee of Clearwater, Minn.,arrived Monday to accompany theMathews to Gillette for a familyservice on Tuesday and the funer-al on Wednesday.I talked to Joyce HammondSunday evening about son Steve.They have been back at his homein Sanger for a week. Steve isimproving every day. He was backto Dallas for a check-up and cameaway with good news – he wasdeclared cancer free. Alot to bethankful for. While in the hospi-tal, Carl Whitaker and sonCameron visited. The plan forThanksgiving is to go to Aubrey toson/brother Dan and Lorie's. It'sbeen a month since Steve under-went bladder cancer surgery, andmom Joyce has been with him allthe way.Chad, Heather and Alec Whit-ney and Eldon Magnuson spentSaturday working calves, whileGrandma Esther cooked andentertained grandkids Gunnarand Bodie.Karen Authier, Pierre, spentSaturday with Margaret and GregRankin. On Sunday Margaret andGreg met Kris and Dick Bradleyat a cafe near Draper for dinnerand back to the Rankin's after tovisit.Last Thursday Ray and JanicePike hauled "a**" to Hermosa,which is true; but in other words,they took their donkey to a newhome.
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Local News
by Jody Lebeda • 669-2526• jody1945@gmail.com
Orville Anderson stopped in tosee Sonny and Evelyn Tornow inRapid City. Also, Sonny and Eve-lyn Tornow’s granddaughter, AliTornow, was featured (interviewarticle and photo shoot) in therecent issue of “Down CountryRoads” magazine. Also, theirgrandson, Tyler Lanam, sang theNational Anthem at the Class 11Bboys state football championshipgame at the dome in Vermillion.Friday, Keith Hunt and Chris-tine Niedan from Midland cameand picked up Teresa Palmer whoaccompanied them to Smith Cen-ter, Kan. They spent the weekendvisiting sister Lisa and BrianHackerott and family.Saturdaythe group enjoyed going to Dei-dra's high school play which wasquite a production! Deidra, who isa senior, had one of the leadingroles.After spending an enjoy-able weekend, the South Dakotagroup returned home on Sunday.HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU ALL!!!We all have so much to bethankful for. I am starting a listtoday, just to remind myself of  ALLI am thankful for, beginningwith thanks and praise that I livein this great ole United States.She may not be perfect but she isso much better than other coun-tries. And for our veterans whokeep us free and oh so much more.Eero Larson was baptized inMitchell at the Zion LutheranChurch. Eero is the son of Tram-pass and Elizabeth Larson of Ethan. Grandparents are Wandaand Roger Larson of Murdo. Pre-sent at the baptism were Jenniferand Kade Larson. Katherine Pat-terson also attended. Eevie andCarl Prahl are the maternalgrandparents from Sioux Falls.The pastor invited all the childrento come up to the baptismal fontto view the actual baptism; thiswas a special time for seeing justwhat takes place during the bap-tism.On Friday, Wanda hosted a“Lemon Grass” cosmetic partyand also a Pampered chef show-ing. The ladies were treated to afoot bath and some pampering;which they all enjoyed.We were very saddened to hearthat Curtis Faber passed on Sat-urday, November 17, at his homein Hamilton, Montana. Our heart-felt sympathy to Dean and DebFaber and all his family andfriends. Funeral service are pend-ing.Dixie Warner took a trip toPierre in the NEW ambulance.She was in St. Mary’s for a fewdays recuperating from a seriousinfection. She is home now andwill appreciate visitors and calls.Hank and Bonnie Loken came tosee her on Sunday and they had avery nice visit.Tom and Jody Lebeda had atownhouse full of family after thefuneral of Anton Lebeda onWednesday, November 14. Bettyand Russ Beck, Leone Kreager of  Valley, Neb., Edith and Dale Fis-cher of North Platte, Ruth andCarroll Cash of Belle Fourche,,Jean Kinsley of Murdo, Annabelle McDaniels and daugh-ter Linda Gabert, and LonnieFiedler of Rapid City . We enjoyedthe visitingand later playedcards to finish off the day.Bev Andrews is on the mend,and is now able to drive. She isn’tgoing back to work yet, but she ismuch better.Julia Broecher had surprisevisitors on Sunday – John andJamie Broecher (Warren’s son)and daughters Haidyn, Sierra andKaylee all from Rapid City. Theyall went out to eat and truly had agood time.Leone Kreager (Julia’s sister)stopped in for a little visit on herway home to Valley, Neb., on Fri-day.Darlene Weidemer is off toPierre to visit with her motherBunnie Green, who is stayingwith Ruth Ann, Darlene’s daugh-ter. Bunnie is 92, and until recent-ly lived at her home in Belvidere.They will spend Thanksgivingtogether withtheir family.Jackie Fosheim and HelenMcMillan went to Pierre Friday toattend the Big Band dance put onby the Riggs High students. It wasa fundraiser for the band kids togo to Chicago this year. It was alot of fun as the music of the BigBands brought back lots of memo-ries.Jackie Fosheim accompaniedKarla Mannhalter to Casper,Wyo., last week. She visited hergranddaughter, Erica and herfamily, and also her sister-in-law,Edith and family. Karla was visit-ing her daughter, Kyra and fami-ly, and her sister, Lotus. On theway home they stopped in Moor-croft and had lunch with SharonMillay for a nice though brief visit.Wanda and Russell Olson hadguests, Jason and Heather Olsonfrom Rochford, Ill., on Saturdayand Sunday. Kent Thomas of Tecumseh, Okla., was a guest forSunday dinner. Wanda and Rus-sell also attended Austin andWyatt’s ball game in Wood onNovember 16.Donna Green brought in a sup-per Saturday night and she andDixie Warner had a grand visit.Cecelia Newsam came over tovisit on Sunday afternoon andthey had a good visit.We have just learned that LoisZaugg has been taken home toheaven after a courageous fightwith cancer. Funeralserviceswere held Wednesday morning.Marge Anderson reports thatshe lost a sister, Dorothy Ellis of Reliance on October 10, and anephew, Vernard Gene Mills, of Newcastle. Asad time but we goon. On the up side, Rob and BethNill of Beaver Dam, Wis., have anew baby boy, Milo Anderson Nillborn October 30. He weighedseven pounds, 11 ounces and was20.5 inches long. His grandpar-ents are Ed and Linda Nill of Pierre and great–grandmotherMarge Anderson of Murdo. Milo joins two brothers Owen George,and Henry Mark Nill.Sunday following church Rayand Janice Pike went to Pierre fordinner and shopping.Martha Kinsley and daughterSharon Tisher of Pierre visitedRon and Donna Kinsley on Satur-day.Our sympathy to Dean and DebFaber in the loss of son Curt.Jeremy and Kayla Hoag andSydney of Aberdeen came to Drap-er Friday evening to Tony andKim Schmidt's. Jeremy went ontoPhilip for the weekend, huntingwith his dad, Fred. Followingchurch Sunday Don Volmer joinedthem for dinner. While here Kaylahelped her parents with theChristmas lights on their house. Ihad to quit watching; Kayla onthe ladder made me nervous!Jody Wingert of Benton City,Wash., has been spending time inSioux Falls with mom MargeHayes. On Sunday Marge, Jody,Mary and Mike Dott, JaimeHayes and son Malachi all of Sioux Falls, along with Steve andMarla Hayes and Marla's parents,Morris and Donna Knutson of  Volga, were on hand for the confir-mation of Nick Hayes into theCatholic church in Presho.Following church Sunday Pas-tor and Jane Hazen, Ray andShirley Vik, Rosa Lee Styles, LilaMae Christian, Margie Boyle andJanet Louder had dinner togetherat a cafe near Draper. After leaving a pint of blood atthe blood bank in Murdo Friday,Nelva and Janet Louder went toPierre. In the afternoon to Park-wood for coffee and visits withJoyce Nielsen, Darline Fuoss,Mona Sharp, Ken Halligan, Lil-lian Severyn and several others,including a good friend of mine,Bessie Husband, also visitingthere.The Prairie Hills District Dako-ta's annual conferenceDraper/Murdo church's chargeconference was held in Murdo Sat-urday evening. Started theevening off with a potluck supperwhich was very good and enjoyedby several. Then the meeting, con-ducted by Pastor Hazen and Dis-trict Superintendent Randy Crossof Rapid City, was held. Reportsgiven and business taken care of.Proved to be an interestingevening.Our get well wishes go out toEllen Valburg, who spent a fewdays in the hospital recently. She'shome now and we hope she's tak-ing it easy.
Jones County Sheriff’s Report
The Sheriff’s report is printedas received by Jones County Sher-iff’s Office. It may or may not con-tain every call received by thedepartment.
Sheriff and Deputy calls:Nov. 2
Deputy Sylva
responded to amotorist assist call on I-90,eastbound, mm 202
. Vehicle wasgone prior to law enforcementarrival.
Nov. 3
Sheriff Weber
assisted landowner in rural Jones Co. withcivil issue
regarding removal of straw bales.Sheriff Weber
responded to areport of a car in the medianon I-90, westbound, mm294
.Unable to locate.Sheriff Weber
responded to amotoristassist on I-90, east-bound, mm 180
.Vehicle wastowed off of highway.
Nov. 5
Deputy Sylva
assisted GF&Pwith attempting to locate avehicle for careless shooting
.Unable to locate.Deputy Sylva
responded toa911 hangup in Murdo
.It wasfound to be a domestic verbalargument.Parties were separat-ed.
Nov. 6
Deputy Sylva
assisted DSSwith a welfare check
in Murdo.Deputy Sylva
responded to acar vs. deer accident on I-90,westbound, mm 204
.The acci-dent was turned over to the SDHighway Patrol.Deputy Sylva
responded tothe Super8 in Murdo
to informa subject that just arrived to stayaway from a guest in the motel.The incident was a divorce issue.
Nov. 8
Deputy Sylva
booked in asubject that had been arrestedfor drugsby the SD HighwayPatrol
during a traffic stop on I-90.Deputy Sylva
responded tothe Jones Co. Clinic to investi-gate a subject that was at theclinic
being treated for multiplestab wounds. The stabbing hadoccurred in White River. Theinformation was given to the Mel-lette Co. Sheriff's Office.Deputy Sylva
assisted GF&P
 
with attempting to locate avehicle on a trespassing com-plaint
. Unable to locate.Deputy Sylva
transported atransient
from Lyman Co. to theJackson Co. line.
Nov. 9
Sheriff Weber
responded to adriving complaint that was onI-90, westbound, mm212
to thereport of a vehicle that was travel-ling westbound in the eastboundlane. The vehicle was stopped bySD Highway Patrol and the driverwas arrested for DUI.Subjectwasbooked in and transported tothe Winner Jail.
Nov. 10
Deputy Sylva and Sheriff Weber
assisted with locating subjectthat was having a heart attackin NW Jones Co
.The patientwas transported to the Philip Hos-pital by the Jones Co. Ambulancewhere he was pronounced dead.Sheriff Weber
responded to aone vehicle rollover with noinjuries, on I-90, westbound,mm 203
.The driver was arrestedby the SD Highway Patrol, whowas assisting with call, for DUIdrugs.Driver was booked in, thenreleased on PR Bond.Sheriff Weber
responded toUS Highway 83, northbound,mm 58 to a report of a semithat was stuck on hill
due to icyroads.The DOT assisted by drop-ping sand on the highway.Thesemi then drove away.Sheriff Weber
responded to I-90, westbound, mm 192, to abroke down semi
.Roadsideassistance was called to fix truck.Sheriff Weber
responded to I-90, westbound, mm 197 to asemi with a flat tire
.Assis-tance was called to replace tire.
Nov. 11
Sheriff Weber
provided trafficcontrol on I-90, westbound,mm 203
, while vehicle from rollover the night before was tippedback over and towed to Murdo.Sheriff Weber
responded to I-90, eastbound, mm 196 to thereport of a vehicle with a flattire
.Assistance was called tochange tire on vehicle.Sheriff Weber
responded to I-90, westbound, mm 180, to thereport of a vehicle that hadslid in to the ditch
. The vehiclewas gone prior to arrival.DOTwas called to salt the icy highway.Deputy Sylva
assisted SDGF&Pwith hunting trespasscall
in rural Jones Co.
Nov. 12
Sheriff Weber
transportedsubject
from the Lyman Co. lineto Murdo so he could recover hisvehicle after a result of an earlierDUI arrest.Sheriff Weber
responded toNW rural Jones Co. to a reportof an intoxicated subject thatwas threatening people andwas in a house with weapons
.The subject was removed from theresidence with assistance andtransported to the Jackson Co.line and turned over to JacksonCo. Sheriff to be transported toWall.
Nov. 13
Deputy Sylva
responded toI-90, eastbound, mm 206, to amotorist assist
.The vehicle wastowed away.Deputy Sylva
responded tothree separate trespass com-plaintcalls
in rural Jones Co.Deputy Sylva
responded to acar vs. deer accident on I-90,westbound, mm 200
.Vehiclewas towed.Deputy Sylva and the SD High-way Patrol
responded to I-90,eastbound, mm 180 to thereport of a two semi accidentthat was on a bridge
.The high-way was shut down and trafficwas diverted on to the serviceroad while trucks were removedfrom roadway.Deputy Sylva
responded to a911 hangup in Murdo
.It wasfound to be a verbal domesticargument.Parties were separat-ed.
Nov. 14
Deputy Sylva
investigated areport of a headstone that wastipped over
in the Draper Ceme-tery.Cause is unknown.Deputy Sylva
responded to areport of a gas drive off 
fromMurdo. Unable to locate.Deputy Sylva
assisted SDGF&Pwith hunting trespasscomplaint
in rural Jones Co.Two subjects were cited.Deputy Sylva
responded to areport of a possible drunkdriver
in Murdo.Unable tolocate.
Prairie HomeLadies meeting
The Prairie Home Ladies met atthe home of Janice Pike on Tues-day, November 13. In the absenceof our Chairman Velma, Vice-Chairman Janet conducted themeeting. Roll call, which was "yourchoice", was answered with a vari-ety of pictures, funny articles, etc.,by Janice, Margie, Rosa Lee, LilaMae, Linda and Janet. SecretaryMargie read the minutes of thelast meeting; approved. TreasurerRosa Lee gave the treasurer'sreport; approved. She passed outpapers of the bazaar financialreport. Amotion was made by Linda,seconded by Lila Mae, to donatemoney to the church as that iswhere most of the proceeds of thebazaar go.Then the meeting turned into awhat and when to have our annu-al Christmas party. Entertain-ment was discussed and a theme;date will be set later. All agreed to,again in lieu of gifts, bring food forthe food bank. Janet is to buy aChristmas gift for adoptee, LarryCox of Oahe, Inc.Rosa Lee read an interestingarticle "How to Stay on Your Feet"and another article about theweather. Adjourned. Janice serveda good lunch of cupcakes (decorat-ed like turkeys), ice cream and cof-fee.We will be meeting Tuesday,November 27, at the church at2:00 p.m. We will have a cookieexchange, and we will decorate thetree and church for Christmas. Anyone wanting to help is wel-comed.
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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. • ALLWELCOME!
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.
 
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Thanksgivingby PastorCornelius R. Stam
God’s verdict upon the pagan world is that “they are without excuse, because that, when they knew God, they glorified Him not as God, neither werethankful…” (Rom. 1:20,21).The Psalmist, on the other hand, declares:“ITIS AGOOD THING TO GIVE THANKS UNTO THE LORD, AND TO SING PRAISES UNTO THYNAME, O MOSTHIGH:“TO SHOWFORTH THYLOVINGKINDNESS IN THE MORNING. AND THYFAITHFULNESS EVERYNIGHT” (Psa. 92:1,2).Believers today have even more to be thankful for than did the Psalmist, for we can rejoice in what God has done for us through Christ and His redeem-ing work. Thus Paul, by divine inspiration, speaks of…“GIVING THANKS UNTO THE FATHER, WHO HATH MADE US MEET[FIT] TO BE PARTAKERS OF THE INHERITANCE OF THE SAINTSIN LIGHT:“WHO HATH DELIVERED US FROM THE POWER OF DARKNESS, AND HATH TRANSLATED US INTO THE KINGDOM OF HIS DEARSON” (Col. 1:12,13).It is because of this “deliverance” that the humblest believer can cry with Paul: “Thanks be unto God, who always causeth us to triumph in Christ!”(II Cor. 2:14) and “Thanks be to God, who giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!” (I Cor. 15:57). How appropriate, then, are the followingexhortations:“In everything give thanks” (I Thes. 5:18) and “By [Christ], therefore, let us offer the sacrifice of praise… giving thanks to His name” (Heb. 13:15).“For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God” (II Cor. 4:15).Most of all, “THANKS BE UNTO GOD FOR HIS UNSPEAKABLE GIFT,” our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! (II Cor. 9:15).
Two Minutes With the Bible 
“Give and it will be given to you....with the measure you use, itwill be measured to you.” Luke6:38 
Thanksgiving is here and withthat thought in mind we do startto think about being thankful. And we start being thankful forthings that we have and havebeen given and for what wentgood this past year.But as we look at the Bibleverse...that verse scares someChristians. They'd rather thatJesus had said something likethis...”Charity begins at home” or“Take care of your own responsi-bilities ---- first --- and if some isleft over ...help others, too.”Truth be told...that is exactlywhat Jesus said...sort of. But Hesaid ti this way: “Want to get?Give. The getting always comes,whether it's a matter of money orlove. But after the giving.”For some time now pastorshave asked people “Did you getwhen you gave?” and they alwayssay yes...when they thought for aminute. Some will see this as sat-isfaction, pleasure and joy...which is ok. But there is thatwhen you give...you getback....and more. If you haveexperienced that you know howlife works with all that peoplethen start remember the forgive-ness they have received, themore love that came back theirway and how understandingsamong people started to blossomall because someone started giv-ing...instead of getting. And yetthey did get something back.God's way is that first we giveand then we get --- in kind. So aswe think again on ThanksgivingI see a lot of giving...what a greatplace to live...Jones County andwhat happens here...Joe and Jayand the Thanksgiving diner...thechurches with Thanksgivingservices and other services andpeople in general...you give andyou receive.We pray...Lord, we thank You forgiving first that we mightthrough You grace get what weneed. Now help us to give fromthat bounty...whatever it is. Amen.
Pray
by Pastor Ray Greenseth, Messiah/St. Paul Lutheran Churches
Thanks “give” ing
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Going away party for
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(Who’s getting deployed to Afghanistan in December)
Rusty Spur 
Leola Mae Halverson was bornSeptember 14, 1926, at her par-ents homenear Bonesteel, SouthDakota, to Gustav and Wil-helmine (Dummer) Witt.She wascalled toher heavenly home onSunday, November 18, 2012, atthe age of 86 years.Leola attended country school just three-fourths of a mile northof the home place for seven years.She then attended school in Bon-esteel, graduating from highschool in 1944.She attendedSouthern State Teachers Collegeand earned a teaching degree.She taught school for one year.On August 2, 1945, she marriedLeonard Hoar and to this unionseven children were born.Shespent much of her life in Bones-teel, where she and Leonardowned and operated a repair shopand trucking business.Leonardpassed away December 2, 1982.Leola then worked in the schoolcafeteria in Bonesteel and also inMitchell for a short time.On November 6, 1985, Leolamarried Leland Halverson.Theyenjoyed traveling and visitingfamily and friends.They retiredto Bonesteel and lived there untiltheir health began to fail.At thattime, they moved to Mitchell.Leland passed away on Septem-ber 21, 2008.Leola then moved toan assisted living and later to the Avera-Brady Care Center inMitchell until her death.Leola’s faith and her familywere the most important things inher life.She was unselfish in herlove for her kids and grandkids.She also loved jigsaw puzzles,crossword puzzles, watchingWheel of Fortune and Twins base-ball games.Grateful for having shared herlife are her sons: Jim (Betty) of Murdo, S.D.; Tom (Denise) Scott of Columbia, Mo.; Paul (Nancy) of Battle Creek, Neb.; and Jeff (Becky) of Cheyenne, Wyo.; herdaughters: Janice (Benny) Bakerof Fairfax, S.D.; Marilyn (Fred)Bailey of Mitchell, S.D.; and Judy(Tim) Elshere of Milesville, S.D.;her sisters-in-law: Luella Witt of Fargo, N.D.; Dorothy Pistulka andTheon Hoar of Fairfax, S.D.; 18grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.Leola was preceded in death byher parents; her two husbands;six brothers and two sisters.Services were held Wednesday,November 21, 2012, at ZionLutheran Church in Bonesteel,South Dakota. Pastor JustinGosch and Pastor David Reichelofficiated. The interment was heldat the Rosebud Cemetery in Bone-steel.
 Leola Mae Halverson 
Obituaries
Junior high action 
Savannah Krogman, right, dribblespast a Philip defender on her way to the basket during the jun-ior high girls basketball game Monday, November 19.
J.C. Cares presentsbullying programs
by Karlee Barnes
Jones County Cares is hostingtwo anti-bullying events for thestudents of Jones County onThursday, November 29.Grades fourth through sixthwill be watching Max Keeble’s BigMove at the Turner CommunityCenter from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.The movie will send a messageto the students about the repercus-sions of bullying, and will encour-age students to stop bullying whenthey see it.The junior high and high schoolstudents will watch Cyberbully, an ABC Family movie that targetsbullying via a popular online socialwebsite. Jones County Cares willprovide the junior high and highschool students a meal, as themovie will start at 6:30 p.m.Both groups of students willreceive chapstick with the quotes,“Be a buddy, not a bully” and “Seeit, stop it.”The junior high and high schoolstudents will also have a chance towin prizes for attending and par-ticipating in discussion after themovie. An informative letter will besent home with students. Any par-ent wanting more information cancontact Lorrie Esmay at 669-2297or Julie Moore at 280-6209.
 Lois Zaugg 
Lois Mae Gillis Zaugg was born August 23, 1936, to Harold andCora (Peterson) Gillis at Montev-ideo, Minn. She attended Montev-ideo School, graduated from highschool in 1954, attended Crook-ston School of Practical Nursing,Crookston, Minn., and graduatedin 1955, then attended Universityof Minnesota for one year.Lois worked as a licensed prac-tical nurse from 1955-1960 atMontevideo Hospital, at NorthernPacific Railroad Hospital, St. Paul,Minnesota, University of Minneso-ta Hospital and Mt. Sinai Hospi-tal, Minneapolis, Minn.Lois was united in marriage toEverett Zaugg at Montevideo on April 23, 1960. They lived inCuster, S.D., Denver, Colo., RapidCity, S.D., Chamberlain, S.D.,Humphrey, Neb., and Murdo, S.D.Everett and Lois adoptedCharles Russell in 1965 and LindaMarie in 1967.She worked at different jobsand returned to nursing full timeafter the children were in college.Lois worked as Director of Nursingat White River Health Care Nurs-ing Home, Mission Medical Clinic,Mission, S.D. She worked asSchool Nurse in White River Pub-lic Schools and in White RiverMedical Clinic in 2001.Everett and Lois began spend-ing the winter months in Parker, Ariz., where Lois worked part-time at LaPaz Regional Hospital.Grateful for having shared herlife are: her husband, EverettZaugg; son, Charles and ShannonZaugg; daughter, Linda and WadeDaughters; and five grandchil-dren: Seth and Dalton Daughters,Samantha, Carson and TaylorZaugg; and sister, June Hestad.Lois was preceded in death byher parents, and brother, JosephGillis. Amemorial has been estab-lished to “Caring and Sharing” of Jones County.
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