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Republicans to meet
The Jones County RepublicanParty will hold a meeting andelection of officers on Thursday,February 7, 2013, at 7 p.m. atthe Jones County Tech Center.Election of officers for the posi-tions of Chairman, Vice-Chair-man, Committeeman and Com-mitteewoman will be held.Other general business will bediscussed. All registered JonesCounty Republicans are invitedto attend.
Johannsen Scholarship
The deadline for the LeeJohannsen scholarship avail-able to college students whowere graduates of Jones CountyHigh School is
Friday April 12,2013.
The scholarship will beawarded to a student in their junior or senior year at theirrespected college or universityfor the 2013-2014 school year. Acopy of the scholarshipapplication is available at theJones County High School office.
Cracker barrel session
The Murdo Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring acracker barrel session withLarry Lucas and James Schae-fer. It will be held at the MurdoSenior Center on Saturday, Feb-ruary 2 from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.The public is encouraged toattend and discuss any concernsthey may have with SenatorLucas and RepresentativeSchaefer.
Murdo UMC M.Y.F.
United Methodist Youth Fel-lowship will meet on Wed., Jan-uary 30 from 3:15 p.m. to 4:30p.m. for fifththrough eighthgraders,and at 7:00 p.m. forSenior High Youth. After schoolsnacks, games, video and discus-sion are part of the JuniorUMYFgroup. The Senior High Youth continue with the study,“WhatOnEarth Am I HereFor?” Ameal and games before thestudy are part of the SeniorHigh fellowship. You don’t haveto be United Methodist to jointhe group, either afternoon orevening. Talk to Rev. RickHazen, LanaFeddersen or LeaGlaze for more information.
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.
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, Feb. 6 at themini–gym after school. All kidsin grades K–6th are welcome toattend. Come and enjoy a Biblestory, snacks, games and a craft.
Exercise room reminder 
The exercise room at the TechCenter is open Monday– Fridayfrom 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you havea key card, the room is openadditionally from 5–7 a.m. and5–10 p.m., Monday through Fri-day. It is also open on Saturdayfrom 5 a.m.–5 p.m. and on Sun-day from 1–6 p.m. Patrons needto be out of the building onehour after the doors are locked;no later than 11 p.m. on week-days.If you have any questions orwould like a key card, contactthe high school office.
CoyoteNewsBriefs
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Sutton rejoinsBankWest board
BankWest Chairman, Presidentand CEO Charles Burke IIIannounced today that Bob Suttonof Pierre has rejoined theBankWest Board of Directors. Sut-ton is the VP/Community Rela-tions for Avera Health System andserved on the BankWest Board of Directors from 2004 to 2009.“We are very excited to haveBob back at the table with us,”Burke said. “He brings a tremen-dous amount of board experience,he’s a strategic thinker and hetruly personifies the BankWestimage.”Sutton is a South Dakota nativeand graduated from the Universi-ty of South Dakota with an under-graduate degree in political sci-ence and a master’s degree in pub-lic administration. He has servedas president of the South DakotaCommunity Foundation and lob-bied for county governments, theenergy industry and the financialservices industry. Sutton alsoserved as a vice president atCitibank in Sioux Falls.Sutton also serves on numerousboards of directors across SouthDakota, including the Avera St.Mary’s Healthcare Board, AveraHealth Board, the Hill City Schol-arship Foundation Board and theSouth Dakota Association of Fundraising Professionals Board.He has previously served as chair-man of the South Dakota HousingDevelopment Authority, was onthe Junior Achievement of SouthDakota Board and several otherstatewide organizations. Suttonand his wife Lori live in Pierrewith their two children.“BankWest has a 123-year tra-dition in South Dakota and I amproud to be a part of its organiza-tion,” Sutton said. “I look forwardto working with the bank’s leader-ship and staff to ensure it contin-ues to prosper and continues toprovide the latest products andservices to its customers.”
Senate bills concerning districtdiscussed with school board
by Karlee Barnes
Due to the rescheduling of thechampionship games of the JonesCounty Invitational Tournament,the Jones County school boardmeeting was held Monday, Decem-ber 14 in the afternoon, ratherthan the usual evening meeting.Those attending the meetingincluded: Lorrie Esmay, LarryBall, Gary Knispel, Mike Hunt,Chad Whitney, Carrie Lolley, BrettNix, Scott Mathews, TamiSchreiber, Trudy Hurst, JayTeeSealey, Krysti Barnes and KarleeBarnes.The agenda was approved, aswell as the December 10, 2012minutes. Bills were approved aftera brief discussion concerning theBooster Club. It was questioned if the hoop shoot funds raised athome basketball games go into theBooster Club general fund. Thatwas confirmed, and it was furtherexplained that Booster Clubmoney also goes toward paying junior high sports coaches.Gary Knispel then provided thefinancial report. Knispel discussedcurrent proposed legislative billsthat concern the school districtdirectly.Senate Bill 41 is for an act torevise certain provisions regardingthe requirements for school businspection and to authorize theHighway Patrol to approve schoolbus inspectors.Senate Bill 15 is an act to revisecertain provisions regarding stateaid to special education.Knispel said that SB15 will,“clean up the language in terms of special education funds and rede-fine special education designationsfor students.”Krysti Barnes addressed theboard first during the discussionsegment of the meeting. She toldthe board that Esmay Electric hadpresented the City of Murdo with a$11,760 overall cost estimate toupdate the auditorium lighting. Areas to be updated include: thelobby, the bathrooms, the lockerrooms, storage areas and the loft.Barnes suggested that theupdate be done in a couple steps, if need be. She then mentioned thedrainage issue with the auditori-um. Barnes said that the City hasbeen getting quotes from contrac-tors to fix the drainage problems,and that she would speak withBall when all of the quotes havebeen presented to the City.Ball agreed and said that thelighting update would more thanlikely not take place until the sum-mer.Next, the board discussed theactivities bus that students take tosporting and academic events outof town. Nix asked about the sta-tus on the bus, and whether or notit is operational. Hurst, who regu-larly drives the bus, respondedand said she thinks that the level-ing system in the bus is rusted.Hurst asked if the company whosold the school the bus is payingfor any of the repairs. Ball saidthat the school is paying for therepairs.Nix then asked, “as far as weknow, is the bus safe and roadready?” Ball said yes. Hurst toldthe board that parents have beenquestioning her about whether ornot the bus is likely to break downin the cold weather.Esmay then talked to the boardabout the new intercom systeminstalled in the elementary school.She said that the system is run-ning smoothly and that they havebeen using it for announcementsand also for a fire drill. Esmay alsotold the board that the preschoolbuilding is wired in, and thatseems to be working well.The school board scholarshipapplication was next in line fordiscussion. Ball asked the board if they could think of any changesthat needed to be made to theapplication. He said they willleave the application as it is if there are no changes.Ball told the board that a newpopcorn machine has been orderedfor the auditorium, and asked theboard if they wished to continuewith the student exchange pro-gram. He said that the first semes-ter with an exchange student thisyear went really well.The board also discussed theDecember school shooting in Con-necticut. It was mentioned thatthe elementary school has beenlocking the doors as a safety pre-caution, and further discussiontook place about the locking of doors in the high school.Mathews said that eventually,the government will be passingdown more safety requirements.Ball said that he is guessing schoolsafety suggestions will come out of the 2012 legislative session.The board discussed whichdoors in the high school wouldhave to be locked, mentioned anoutdoor to indoor intercom systemand also discussed what other areaschools have been doing toincrease security.The board then motioned toenter into Executive Session, afterwhich the meeting was adjourned.The next school board meeting isscheduled for Monday, February11, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the highschool library.
Murdo Lions Club raisesfunds for Jones County EMS
Lady Coyotes bring home firstplace at Southern Plains Tourney
by Karlee Barnes
The boys and girls basketballHoliday Classic held in Murdo onFriday, December 28 was a nightfor more than just basketball.The Murdo Lions Club held aBINGO fundraiser that night, gen-erating $6,175 which was donatedto the Jones County EMS to be puttowards the purchase of newequipment.The Murdo Lions Club part-nered with the Modern Woodmenof America to make this donationto the EMS. The $6,175 check pre-sented includes a $2,500 matchfrom the Modern Woodmen.Jones County EMT Tammy VanDam said that the money will beused to purchase a new cot for theambulance. Since the EMS boughta new ambulance, the current cotno longer fits.The Jones County EMS acceptsdonations at any time. Anyoneunable to participate in theBINGO fundraiser, but wishing todonate may leave a message at theambulance shed at 605-669-3125or contact any EMT. Anyone interested in informa-tion on the upcoming EMT train-ing may also contact the ambu-lance shed or any EMT.
Donation for equipment 
Tammy Van Dam (center), rep-resenting the Jones County EMS, accepts a check from RayGreenseth, Murdo Lion’s Club President and Jamie Klingbergfrom the Modern Woodmen.
Photo by Lonna Jackson 
Southern Plains Champions 
Back L to R: Assistant Coach Mike Hunt, Skylar Green, CarolDrayer, Garline Boni, Julie Joseph, Calli Glaze, Jessie Harrison, Coach Neil Krogman. Front L toR: Madison Mathews (tournament MVP), Emiley Nies, Becky Bryan, Paige Venard, Rachel Buxceland Savannah Krogman. Read next week’s Coyote Call for complete coverage!
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Certainty in uncertain times
South Dakota’s electric coopera-tives gathered in Pierre January10 and 11 for the South DakotaRural Electric Association’s 71stannual meeting. During the meet-ing, the 317 cooperative leaders,which represented each of thestate’s 31 electric cooperatives,heard presentations that focusedon grassroots advocacy, the impor-tance of an energized cooperativeculture and other aspects impact-ing electric cooperatives.On Thursday, cooperative direc-tors attended an “In the Board-room” training session presentedby NRECAfocusing on Planning Among Regulatory Uncertainty. A session on the importance of grass-roots advocacy was also held,which included a state legislativeupdate prior to the evening’s Leg-islative Dinner, which saw morethan 420 people attend.“This year will be a great oppor-tunity to know the new legisla-tors,” said SDREAboard presidentDon Heeren. “Our Co-op Day atthe Capitol on February 26 willprovide an additional occasion forco-op members, directors andemployees to get to know our law-makers and become more familiarwith the legislative process.”The importance of co-op mem-bers being involved in their coop-eratives was stressed by SDREA’sgeneral manager.“There is so much going on inour industry right now that thesemeetings take on special mean-ing,” said SDREAgeneral manag-er Ed Anderson. “Bringing electricco-op leaders from around thestate to discuss issues and spendtime with their local legislatorsadds tremendous value to ourorganization.”Gov. Dennis Daugaard spoke tothe group on Friday morning andcommended their work in thestate.“You go the extra mile for yourmembers and you’re persistent.We, as a state, need to be persist-ent in solving our budget issues,”said Daugaard.On Friday morning, representa-tives of Sen. Tim Johnson, Sen.John Thune and Rep. Kristi Noemspoke to the group and gave anupdate on issues from a nationalperspective.Following the meeting, theboard of directors held its re-orga-nizational meeting. SoutheasternElectric director Don Heeren of Parker was re-elected as the asso-ciation’s president while LacreekElectric director Butch Livermontof Martin was re-elected as theassociation’s vice president. WestRiver Electric director Bill Biel-maier of Wall was re-elected secre-tary of the association and WestCentral Electric director D.J.Mertens of Kennebec was electedas the association’s treasurer.During the meeting, fifty-eightcooperative directors and employ-ees were recognized for 25 or moreyears of service to the state’s elec-tric cooperatives. Those recognizedfrom West Central Electric Coop-erative include: Marvin Moor,Kadoka lineman, for 30 years of service; and Steve Reed, WCECCEO, for 35 years of service.
 About South Dakota’s ElectricCooperatives
South Dakota’s electric coopera-tives provide electricity to morethan 114,000 homes, farms andbusinesses in the state, averagingonly 2.37 consumers per mile of line.SDREAis a member-owned,member-controlled association of 31 electric cooperatives in SouthDakota. SDREAis devoted to uni-fying, promoting and protectingthe interests of member electriccooperatives in South Dakota byproviding leadership, training,communication, legislative repre-sentation and other member serv-ices.
 
Jones County News
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East Side News
by Janet Louder •
669-2696
Jeff and Kristi Vlietstra, Willand Walker arrived at the Valburgranch Thursday evening.Theycame home to help celebrateKristi’s dad’s birthday. On Friday,Jeff’s mother, Barb Vlietstra fromStickney, joined them.Saturdaynoon, Bill and Cindy Valburg andChad, and Barry and Missy Val-burg, Mallory and Sunny came forthe big birthday dinner. Saturdayafternoon Barb left for home. The Vlietstra’s went home to RapidCity on Monday.Happy birthday greetings goout to Murdo Coyote reader IreneCaldwell of Pierre, who will beturning 100 on Thursday, January24. We wish her a good day.Tony and Kim Schmidt traveledto Rapid City last Wednesday. OnThursday, they both kept eye doc-tor appointments and then visitedUncle Reuben Schmidt beforereturning home.Nelva and Janet Louder spentlast Wednesday in Pierre. Wewent out for lunch. Bill and Ellen Valburg arrived and joined us. Inthe afternoon the Louders had cof-fee at Parkwood and visits withMona Sharp, Joyce Nielsen andseveral others. Learned that daythat Lillian Severyn wasn't welland was spending some time inthe TCU. Later, we visited Alexand Jean Freier.On Friday, Linda MaGee andDiana Glantz of Rochester, Minn.,arrived at Ken and CarmenMillers. On Saturday, Ken, Car-men, Linda, Diane, ClaytonMiller, and Terry and PennyDowling attended the wedding of their sister, Melanie and TimStampe's son Justin, to BradiPorch at the Assembly of GodChurch in Pierre with the recep-tion following in the church fel-lowship hall. The Miller's daugh-ter, Karissa, and fiance Ben Zim-mer of Sioux Falls arrived. Pennytells me there was a lot of eating,visiting and card playing thattook place at the Millers on Fridayand Saturday. On Sunday, theRochester gals headed home. Ken,Carmen, Clayton, Karissa andBen joined family and friends inSturgis to celebrate Carmen'sdad, Roy Anderson's, 85th birth-day. An open house was held atHeritage Acres with cake and cof-fee being served. While there, Kengot in a good visit with formerDraperite Harriet Miller; herdaughter, Janice and hubby Den-nis Jensen of Sturgis were alsothere. Karissa and Ben returnedto Sioux Falls Sunday evening.Happy birthday, Roy.On Thursday, Helen Louder,Lill Seamans, Lila Mae Christian,Margie Boyle and Janet Louderlistened to the first and secondgraders read to them. After to thecafe for coffee and conversation.Later, Gerald and Wanda Math-ews stopped in for coffee withNelva and Janet Louder.On Friday, Brent and DonnaDowling, Cortney and Justin of Pierre brought a carry in suppercomplete with birthday ice creamcake to Trace and Karen Dowlingsto celebrate their daughter, Cort-ney's, birthday. Helping her cele-brate were Sarah Dowling; Lukeand Sawyer Dowling; Jared andBonnie Dowling and family.Happy birthday, Cortney.David and Lill Seamans spentSunday afternoon in Kennebecwith brother Chet and TeresaHamer, and also had supper withthem before returning home.Dick and Kris Bradley of Pierrespent Sunday with Margaret andGreg Rankin.Friday afternoon Rosa LeeStyles, Janet Louder and EllouiseEllwanger played canasta atMargie Boyles. After, they hadcookies brought by Rosa Lee andcoffee and other treats fromMargie. Alice Horsley joined Greg andDoreen Hauptman and Bud GrossSunday for dinner at a Murdocafe. She enjoyed the visit.Following church Sunday, Pas-tor Rick and Jane Hazen, Ray andJanice Pike, Rosa Lee Styles, Rayand Shirley Vik, Don Volmer,Nelva and Janet Louder had din-ner together at a local cafe. Alsothere but not room at the sametable were Ron Lebeda and Hollyand Eldon and Esther Magnuson.Following dinner, the Magnusonsand Don Volmer sat in the cozycorner near the stove and had along visit. The Louders went tothe home of Dorothy and BradLouders for cards, which wastopped off with pie and coffee.Pat Shinabarger came fromRapid City Thursday evening andstayed the night with her mom,Lila Mae Christian. Friday morn-ing they left for Grand Island,Neb. They met Doug Christianand Ray on highway 281 and con-tinued on to Nebraska for a belat-ed Christmas family gathering.There they met daughter Cheryland Dan and family; Melinda,Tony and family; Joey, Stacy andfamily; Tara, Kevin and girls;daughter Delores, Kevin and girls;Pat's daughter, Shanna, Cody and Amirah at the motel. Son Neal,Kathy and family arrived on Sat-urday. Lila Mae reports everyonewas there except grandson Chris,Christina and boys from Miller asthe boys were having a bout withthe flu. All of the young ones anda few of the older ones went rollerskating Saturday afternoon. Bythe time they exchanged gifts Sat-urday evening, the older onesdecided they weren't as young asthey used to be! They all met forbreakfast Sunday morning andthen departed for their respectivehomes. Everyone had good travel-ing weather. Pat spent the nightwith Lila Mae and returned toRapid City on Monday.The cold night didn't keep any-one home from the Jones County-White River elementary gamesMonday evening. The Draperauditorium was bursting at theseams (I exaggerate), but it washard to find a seat. Just thinkback a "few" years, the Districttourney was held there. It was thebiggest hall around – timechanges. Anyway it was a hungrybunch, too, which the church wasglad about as the Draper UMCruns the concession stand andreally appreciates the business.News was a little short thisweek. Maybe it was too cold!
Local News
by Jody Lebeda • 669-2526• jody1945@gmail.com
Jody Lebeda hosted a coffee onWednesday and while the coffeewas brewing the gals called LindaKessler in Arizona and visitedwith her. She said hello to all herfriends in Murdo. She and Mel arehaving a great time in Arizona.They are looking forward to haveMelinda come for a visit thisweek.Helen McMillan and Corrinaand Justin Boyle went to Kadokaon Saturday and watched theMurdo Elementary boys basket-ball games.Lola and Orville Anderson flewto Los Angeles to visit Dee, Ryeand Charlei over Christmas.While there they hopped on an Amtrak and went to San Diego,which goes the scenic route alongthe ocean, very lovely ride. In SanDiego they met Lola’s sister andseveral other family members fora time of sharing and getting reac-quainted. The trip back was quitean experience as they spent twodays in the Denver airport, due tooverbooking. They did get tospend one night in a motel buthad to be back very early as theywere on stand-by for the firstplane going to Rapid City.Chuck Lebeda had his kidshome over the weekend. Lacycame with her boyfriend and histwo sons to go ice fishing. Theydidn’t have much luck fishing buthad a good time being togetherand doing outdoor stuff.The flu is making its rounds soI want to caution everyone to beespecially careful so as to avoidthis cruddy stuff. To those whohave it, I wish a speedy recovery.Cecelia Newsam visited atDixie Warner’s Sunday afternoon.Cecelia was reminiscing about thegood ole days in Van Metre; theyhad some rollicking good times atthe dance hall there. Violet and John Sichmiller cele-brated their anniversary on Sun-day, with guest “Punk” Strum andDennis Heuhl from Vivian. Punkshared a story about him winninga waltz contest that he didn’t evenknow he had entered.Wanda and Roger Larsonrecently spent two weeks in Over-brook, Okla.,with Rowdy and AmyLarson. They had rain the firsttwo days but then the weatherstraightened up and was about 60degrees most days. While there,they were able to attend a coupleof horse cutting competitions andwatch Rowdy ride on two differentdays. He took sixth place out of forty or so entries. They alsohelped put new siding on Rowdyand Amy’s home, which was quitea project. They returned homelate Monday night.
J.C. 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:
Jan. 10
Sheriff Weber responded to the
Pilot parking lot to a report of a two semi accident
.Bothtrucks received minor damage.
Jan 12
Deputy Sylva responded to areport of 
two vehicles in themedian on I-90 at mm 200 andmm 196 due to icy roads
.Thevehicles had gone into the medianthe night before.Owners werelocated and vehicles were pulledout.Deputy Sylva responded to I-90,westbound,
mm 178 to a reportof a vehicle broke down
.Owner fixed problem and droveaway.
Jan. 13
Deputy Sylva
transported atransient
from the Lyman Co.line to the Jackson Co. line.
Jan. 14
Deputy Sylva investigated the
 
report of 
approximately 160gallons ofdiesel fuel beingstolen out of two tractors
thatwere parked north of Murdo.
Jan 15
Deputy Sylva responded to a
report of a subject thathadattempted suicide in Murdo.
The subject had no life threaten-ing self-induced injuries.Thesubject was transported to theRosebud Hospital to be evaluated.Deputy Sylva responded to
I-90,eastbound, mm 180, to areport of a vehicle in theditch
.The vehicle was pulled outand drove away.
Jan. 16
Deputy Sylva responded to I-90,westbound,
mm 190 to a reportof a car that slidinto theditch due to icy roads
.Thevehicle was pulled out and hadreceived no damage.Deputy Sylva responded to I-90,westbound, mm194 to a report of a car that slidinto the ditch dueto icy roads.The
vehicle hit amile marker post and causedminor damage
. The vehicle waspulled out and drove away. Alma Weller, 96, passed awayon Friday, January 11, 2013, atthe Avera Eureka Health CareCenter. Alma Wolff, the last survivingchild of Jacob and Christina(Gohl) Wolff, was born March 27,1916, in McPherson County. Shemarried Emil Weller on August25, 1940. In 1955 she and Emilopened the Eureka Bakery whichthey operated until their retire-ment in 1974. She was a life timemember of Zion American Luther-an Church. Alma enjoyed cooking, baking,knitting, crocheting, traveling andgardening. Her greatest pleasurewas to spend time with her chil-dren and especially the grandchildren and great grandchildren.Survivors include three sons:Richard (Audrey) Weller, of Tuc-son, Arizona, James (Candy)Weller of Hastings, Minnesota,Harry (Nancy) Weller of Kadoka;one daughter, Barbara (Darold)Owens of Brainerd, Minnesota;eight grandchildren: Mara (John)Determan, Carla (Brent) Johnson,Christa (Chris) Strenge, Michael(Jennifer) Owens, David (Kari)Weller, Debra (Ryan) Hafey,Brandee (Heath) Hauptman, andKendra (Neal) Mastel; and fifteengreat grandchildren: Maia,Matthew and Hallee Determan, Von and Levi Strenge, Brady andCarolyn Johnson, Hailey andKate Owens, Kenzie and MaycieJo Weller, Chauncey and BlaineHauptman, Hayden and HudsonMastel. Alma was preceded in death byher husband, Emil; a son,Thomas, her parents and her thir-teen brothers and sisters.The funeral service for AlmaWeller was held on Saturday, Jan-uary 19, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at Zion American Lutheran Church inEureka, with Pastor Ryan Gageleading the service. Burial fol-lowed at the church cemetery. Alma’s family prefers memori-als to Zion American LutheranChurch, PO 546, Eureka, S.D.57437 or to the Avera EurekaHealthcare Center, PO Box 40,Eureka, S.D. 57437.To leave an online condolence,please visit www.MillerLienFH.com.Lien-Straub Funeral Chapel,Eureka, is in charge of arrange-ments.Linda Susan (Dahme) Masset,65, formerly of Murdo, was takenby cancer at her home in Pueblo,Colo. on January 18, 2013.Linda was born March 15, 1947,in Faulkton, S.D. to Roy and Lil-lian Dahme.Linda lived in Murdo from1974-1979 where she worked as abookkeeper for Schwan’s. While inMurdo, she was involved in every-thing Murdo had to offer at thetime. Linda enjoyed going bowlingin Presho with friends. She lovedto play cards and visit withfriends. She would help anybodyin need; her life was defined byfamily, friends and faith.She is survived by her lovinghusband of 25 years, Frank E.Masset; children: Lynette (Troy)Weinkauf and Dan (Becky)Wahlen, Kayleen (Jim) Cooper,Tony (Judi) Masset, Brent MassetFrank (Carin) Masset, and Anne(Brian) Scott; grandchildren:Samantha (Daniel), Joshua,Jason, Jesse (Jill), Danielle,Kevin, Ashley, Jenna, Dane, Amber, Crystal, and Rylan; great-grandchildren: DJ, Olivia, Dillon,Robert, and Sophia; siblings:Donna Mitchell, Peggy Dahme,Roger (Doris) Dahme, Terry (Pat)Dahme, Carol (Phillip) Geist, andKathy (Jim) Otter. She is also sur-vived by numerous nieces andnephews.She was preceded in death byher parents, Roy and LillianDahme; and siblings: Rita, Den-nis, Keo, Joann, Bruce and Gerry. Aprayer service will be held onFriday, January 25, at 7:00 p.m.at St. Joseph’s Church. Memorialservices will be held at St.Joseph’s Church in Blende, 1145S. Aspen Rd., in Pueblo, Colo. onSaturday, January 26.In lieu of flowers, donationsmay be made to the St. Joseph’sNew Building Fund.
 Alma Weller 
Obituaries
 Linda Masset 
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Main Street Square cooperateswith Sutton Rodeo to bringstock show activities downtown
The Black Hills Stock ShowRodeo and PRCAXtreme BullTour is coming Downtown on Sat-urday, January 26.Sutton Rodeo officials and MainStreet Square staff have collabo-rated to feature stock show activi-ties in downtown Rapid City, inaddition to the week-and-a-half-long event at the Rushmore PlazaCivic Center.The Rodeo Queens and theXtreme Bull contestants will be atMain Street Square to sign auto-graphs from 10 to 11:30 a.m. onSaturday, January 26. Aropingdemonstration will be held begin-ning at 10 a.m., where onlookerscan try the events.Main Street Square’s ice skat-ing rink will be open to publicskating from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. thatday. Adult shinny, a form of hock-ey, will be open from 9 to 11 a.m.For more information on thisand other events, visit the MainStreet Square website at main-streetsquarerc.com, call (605) 716-7979, or e-mail info@mainstreet-squarerc.com.
 
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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.
 
 Midwest Co–op
669–2601
Graham’sBest Western
669–2441
 First NationalBank
669–2414 • Member F.D.I.C.
 MurdoCoyote
 PHONE: 669–2271 FAX: 669–2744mcoyote@gwtc.net 
Super 8 Motel
669–2437 
 Dakota PrairieBank
 Draper and Presho
669–2401 • Member F.D.I.C.
The Love Of The Truthby Pastor Cornelius R. Stam
In II Thes. 2:10 St. Paul declares that the apostates of the coming age will “perish, because they received not the love of the truth, that they may besaved.” This is something worth considering very seriously.God calls this present dispensation “the dispensation of the grace of God” (Eph. 3:2). During this dispensation faithful Christians are proclaiming “thegospel of the grace of God” (Acts 20:24). This is the message of God’s grace and love in giving Christ to die for our sins so that we might be saved fromits penalty and power.All, however, do not believe this glorious message or accept God’s grace in Christ. These, the Apostle declares, will be left behind when our Lordcomes, at the close of this dispensation, to receive His own to Himself. Because they rejected the truth, and the love it proclaimed, God will give themup “that they might believe a lie,” and put their faith in Antichrist, “that they all might be damned who believed not the truth” (II Thes. 2:8-12).It was infinite love that brought Christ to Calvary to suffer shame and disgrace for our sins, and this love is being proclaimed in this dispensation of grace. But this dispensation may be brought to a close at any time and bring in the day of God’s wrath. How important then to accept God’s love, andtrust His Son without delay!“Behold, now is the accepted time… Behold now is the day of salvation” (II Cor. 6:2).If you do not trust Christ as your Lord and Savior now and you are caught unawares and lost for all eternity, you will never be able to say, “It wasbecause God did not choose to save me.” Whatever all the reasons involved in His electing grace, He does not accept the responsibility for your rejec-tion of Christ. He says that the unsaved will perish “because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.” Don’t gamble with thefuture. Receive God’s gift of salvation now through faith in Christ.
 
Two minutes with the bible 
Let’s get more concerned about“Church Street” and less con-cerned about “Wall Street.” Thefollowing article I share with youcomes from the Rev. Rodney Gist,a retired United Methodist pas-torwho currently lives inSiouxFalls. The article appeared in theJanuary 11, 2013,issue of theSioux FallsArgus Leaderand isbeing usedby permission of the Argus Leader. The following arti-cle is titled: “Wealthy CitizensFearfor Debt Morethan thePoor:”“Nine years ago, while I was aparticipant in a short-term mis-sion from our church to Bolivia,the bishop of the BolivianMethodist Church hosted us for avisit.Back in the 1960s, FirstUnited Methodist Church of Sioux Falls had built a highschool building at the AmericanInstitute, and the bishop wasthere to celebrate all of the con-tributions the graduates of thatschool had made to their country.“One of them asked the bishop:‘I have noted how worshippers inthe churches down here alwaysseem so happy and full of joywhen they sing and dance andworship.Most of them are sopoor,I don’t understand whatthey have to be so happy about.Why do you think that is?’“The bishop smiled and said:‘Ithink it must be because you inthe richest nations live with afear that you might lose what youhave, while we in the poorestnations have littleor nothing,but we live in the hope that Godis gracious and good and will giveus all that we need to live. We are just very thankful for food and aplace to be sheltered from thecold or the rain.’“I thought of the bishop’s wordswhen I read a December 30 head-line in theArgus Leader,‘Mar-ket drop is first“cliff”fear.’Fol-lowed was the news that‘Anx-ious South Dakotans race toshield assets against tax hits.’Itis interesting that our courthous-es were being mobbed by wealthycitizens afraid of losing whatthey have rather than by peopleon food stamps who might notknow where their next meal willcome from.Many of the pooralready have fallen over the fis-cal cliff and are just glad to bealive.“Have you noticed that moreand more, it seems, Americansare turning to Wall Street ratherthan‘Church Street’for theirsalvation?Ourbishops,and Ithink leaders of other denomina-tions as well here in America,give the bleak report at the end of every year that we have lostmembers.But we note that ourchurch is growing in many of theThird World countries in Africaand Latin America. There is fearin Nashville (United MethodistHeadquarters) that if this doesn’tstop, the missionary conferencesof the world soon will be outvot-ing us.The implication of this isthat we soon might be at themercy of these happy trooperswho have never even heard of theDow Jones average.“As 2013 dawns upon us, I havewisdom from a book by Max Web-ber:‘One would think that thematerial wealth produced byadvanced capitalist economicorganizations would havebrought great happiness. But themost successful,he observed,‘is characterizedby the exactopposite of the joy of living — theearning of more and more moneycombined with a strict avoidanceof all enjoyment of life.’“Our courthouses (and Con-gress) are spending more timecounseling and consoling fearfulmillionaires than they are com-forting the poor.”Let us remember what Jesussaid in Matthew 25:40:
“Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are mem-bers of my family, you did it tome.” 
Food for thought in the New Year of 2013.
Seizing the Hope Set Before Us ... Heb 6:18 
by Pastor Rick HazenUnited Methodist ChurchMurdo and Draper
Submitted by Grace McKillip
Early one morning in mid-Maythe demolition of the house nextdoor began with crashing blows asthe bobcat repeatedly struck thebuilding until it was reduced to apile of rubble. Trucks hauled thedebris away leaving only a hole inthe ground. Loads of dirt werebrought in and leveled until everytrace of the house built in the1920’s was gone.I wondered why feelings of remorse echoed through my mindas memories came flooding back of the large family that lived therewhen we moved next door. Thekids, spotlessly clean, would comebarreling out in the morning readyto join the neighbor kids. Thesandbox was a favorite spot. Atreehouse was built in an old cotton-wood tree in the backyard. Therewere occasional fights and spats,however, the next day found every-one ready to do it all over again.The best memory lingering inmy mind was evening (kids in bedand hopefully asleep) when thecouple would be seen sitting on anabandoned car seat in the backyard. They would hold hands qui-etly talking until dusk.Occasionally, I would lose trackof one of my boys. I could alwayscount on Mom to know exactlywhere they could be found. Wewould borrow from each other. Shealways returned more than wasborrowed. The mouth wateringaroma of the endless loaves of bread baked would come floatingthrough my window. Her floorswere always scrubbed clean. Theclothes sewing for the family wasendless.The demolition of the house wasfinished. I saw a grown son lookingforlornly at the empty lot. Everyscrap of evidence was gone thatthe house ever existed. Curiosityprompted me to ask what he wasthinking. He emphaticallyresponded, “It was bitterly cold inwinter and blistering hot in sum-mer. I am glad it is gone.”I am grateful at this season of Jesus’birth that it was only thebeginning of His mission on earth.John Flavel wrote the followingprayer from the heart:
 Precious Father, I stood at the foot of His cross, realizing therewas nothing I could do. I could nothave eased His weight against thetearing nails... I could not havecalmed the anguish of His torment-ed Spirit. But I can lift my meagerhands of faith and accept thewords: ‘It is finished.’An emptycross, an empty tomb, and thesweet words, ‘It is finished.’Thank you for sending Your Son.” Amen.
The old house next door 
 Vivian Lutheran Church
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Murdo UMC to offer bookstudy to area during lent
Rev. Rick Hazen announcesthat the study “WhatOnEarth Am I Here For?” by Pastor RickWarren will be opened up to thecommunities of Murdo and Draperand the surrounding areaduringLent.On February 13, at 7:00 p.m.,during the Ash Wednesday Ser-vice, the series will be introducedby Pastor Rick Warren, of Saddle-back Church, with a DVD called,“How to Follow Christ.” The bookstudy itself begins with Soup andSoul on Wednesday, February 20. At that time, books will be distrib-uted.If you would like to purchasePastor Rick Warren’s book “WhatOn Earth Am I Here For?” andwould like to participate in theweekly study during “Soup andSoul” at the Murdo UnitedMethodist Church, please contactRev. Rick Hazenat669-2501formore information about the study.The cost of the bookis $17.00.Deadline to purchase your book isJanuary 31, 2013, when the bookswill be ordered.You do not have topurchase a book in order to be partof the study and discussion. All arewelcome.
Turner Youth raffle 
Kayla Venard was the lucky winnerof the mini iPad raffled by the Turner Youth Foundation duringthe 45th Annual Jones County Invitational Basketball Tourna-ment. The TYF conducted the raffle to raise money for theirscholarship fund.
Courtesy photo 
High school rodeofeatured at 20X event
 An extreme showcase of SouthDakota’s finest high school cow-boys and cowgirls – that is exact-ly what you will find if you makeyour way to the Black Hills StockShow Rodeo at the Rapid CityRushmore Plaza Civic Center Jan-uary 27, at 1:00 p.m.There will be 114 top highschool rodeo athletes will begeared up and ready to go as theyget an opportunity to showcasetheir rodeo talents during the 11th Annual 20X Extreme Showcase.South Dakota has four regions of high school rodeo contestants.The top three cowboys and cow-girls from each region in eachevent, based on points after statefinals, are invited to compete inthis exclusive rodeo event.Each contestant will receive aWrangler 20X shirt and a Wran-gler jean gift certificate. Eventwinners receive a trophy bucklemade by Maynard Buckles. Four$500 scholarships are available forsenior contestants, one fromWrangler, two from the Black HillsStock Show Foundation and onefrom South Dakota Buckaroos.The 20X Extreme College Fairwill be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30a.m. at the south balcony of theBarnett Arena. This is a greatopportunity for contestants to visitwith National IntercollegiateRodeo Association rodeo coachesfrom South Dakota, North Dakota,Iowa, Oklahoma and Wyoming.This will be an opportunity tosee some of the best young rodeotalent South Dakota has to offer,matched up against top stock,competing in the Black Hills StockShow Rodeo venue. Combine thiswith the top contract personnel inthe PRCA, and fans are sure toreceive an afternoon of pure rodeoentertainment.

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