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NHS Blood Drive
The Jones County HighSchool National Honor Societywill be hosting a blood driveWednesday, March 20 from 1p.m. - 6 p.m. at the Jones Coun-ty Ambulance building on MainStreet. To sign up for a time todonate, call 669-2258 or sign uponline at bloodhero.com.
Okaton Church
The Church at Okaton invitesyou to hear the Black HillsGospel Quartet in concert Sun-day, March 17, 2013, at 4:00p.m. in the Turner CommunityCenter on Main Street inMurdo. No cost to 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.
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.
Trading Pages Library
Trading Pages Library at theMurdo Coyote is open Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.and Friday as open. Stop in andpick up a book or two.
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.
4-H newsletter 
Due to unforeseen circum-stances, some of the Jones Coun-ty March 4-H Newsletters didnot reach families and 4-H sup-porters. If there is anyone whowould like another copy of thenewsletter – hand delivered, orwho would like to be on ourmailing list please stop into theJones County 4-H office or callour office phone at 669-7101.Thank you.
Includes tax
Number 11Volume 107March 14, 2013
Prairie Rangers 4-H Clubparticipates in challenge
The Prairie Rangers 4-H Club of Jones County has accepted a chal-lenge set forth by Haakon/Jackson4-H Junior Leaders to collect need-ed supplies for the Ronald McDon-ald House in Sioux Falls, S.D.The Prairie Rangers would liketo involve all 4-H families andJones County supporters by ask-ing you donate items like coffee,bathroom cleaning supplies, papertowels, rubber gloves, tooth brush-es, individually wrapped snacks,individual juice drinks, Ziplocbags, disinfecting wipes, queensized bedding, towels, and pillowprotectors.The Ronald McDonald wish listwhich is located on their website:http://www.rmhcsouthdakota.org/have many more needs listed. Yourdonations may be dropped off dur-ing the month of March at theJones County 4-H Office located inthe basement of the Courthouse.Please do not include perishableitems at this time.This campaign is near and dearto the hearts of the Haakon/Jack-son 4-H members as one of theirown 4-H families used the RonaldMcDonald House when theirdaughter was battling CysticFibrosis. The Jones County com-munity also has ties to the RonaldMcDonald House which is a home-away-from-home for families of sick and injured children receivingcritical medical care in SiouxFalls. While a hospital cares forthe children, the Ronald McDon-ald House Charities of SouthDakota helps lessen the burden onfamilies by providing a place tostay with stability and resourcesthey need to keep their childhealthy and happy.
Commissioners approvenew treasurer’s resolution
by Karlee Barnes
The March County Commis-sioners meeting was held Tuesday,March 5 at 9 a.m. In attendanceincluded: Monte Anker, JohnBrunskill, Steve Iwan, HelenLouder, Sheriff John Weber andKarlee Barnes.The minutes and agenda wereapproved without issue, and thecommissioners discussed theupcoming MRC Regional Rain Authority meeting to be heldMarch 14 in Chamberlain. Ankertold the commissioners that hewill be attending the meeting.No building permits wererequested, so the meeting movedon to discuss new business. Atrea-surer’s resolution was presentedfor consideration by Jones CountyTreasurer Deb Byrd. Byrd briefly joined the meeting to explain theresolution to the commissioners.The resolution will be in the formof a overage/shortage policy thatstates that in the event that a cus-tomer overpays by $2.00 or less,the money will not be refunded,but will be put into the overpay-ment fund and any amount over$2.00 will be refunded by check. Also, in the event that a customerunderpays by $2.00 or less, theshortage shall come out of thisfund, and any amount over $2.00,the customer will be contacted andexpected to pay the amount. Byrdtold the commissioners that thiswill save on postage, and the com-missioners approved the resolu-tion.Brunskill told the commission-ers that a Jones County residentbrought up the issue of zoning soJones County residents can buyflood insurance. Brunskill saidthat the county can join FEMA’sflood insurance without having toprovide mapping that would labelflood plains. However, the properFEMApaperwork would have tobe completed. Anker suggestedhaving States Attorney AnitaFuoss review an application to joinFEMA’s flood insurance beforetaking any action on the subject.Next in new business includedthe authorization of individualsthat are able to request fire sup-pression assistance from the Stateof South Dakota Wildfire Suppres-sion Division. Those authorizedinclude Cody Hatheway from theDraper Fire Department and RichSylva from the Murdo Fire Depart-ment.The commissioners then agreedto print the Jones County Ambu-lance roster in their minutes soworkman’s compensation will beavailable to them.In addition, six surplus itemswere approved for the Sheriff’sDepartment and one surplus itemwas approved for the court system.The commissioners discussed apossible veteran’s memorial thatcould be placed outside the courthouse. Brunskill said that therecould be grant money availablethrough the Central South DakotaEnhancement District. He is wait-ing to hear back on the grant pos-sibility.Old business was then dis-cussed, including more considera-tion for a new vehicle for the sher-iff’s department. Anker expressedhis opinion that a pickup might bethe best answer. He also advisedthat the department keepwhichever vehicle is replaced inthe event that additional lawenforcement is added. There iscurrently approximately $14,273available to purchase a vehicle,and with the options presented byWeber, an additional $12,000 willhave to be supplemented.Weber presented the Sheriff’sreport next, and Anker made amotion to allow Weber to disposeof the surplus items at the Sher-iff’s Department. The motion wasseconded.Weber voiced concerns aboutpurchasing a pickup for a sheriff’svehicle. He said that there is notenough room inside the vehicle, soa box with a lock would have to bebolted into the bed of the pickupfor storage. He also said that hehas heard of a couple other sher-iff’s departments that have hadpickups roll and he doesn’t thinkthey are as safe as an SUV.Weber then brought up theoption of hiring Terry Deuter fromJackson County to cover lawenforcement needs if both Sheriff Weber and Deputy Sylvahad tobe out of the county at the sametime. Weber said he is currentlyemployed by the Jackson CountySheriff’s Department on a parttime as needed basis. Weber saidhe would check on what it wouldcost to do this.The sheriff’s report wasapproved and the commissionersended the meeting by signingvouchers and discussing a newofficials workshop, which will beattended by commissioner Iwan inwhich a social will be hosted by theTransCanada pipeline. The meet-ing was adjourned after brief dis-cussion at 12 p.m.
Black Hills Gospel Quartetto perform Sunday March 17
The Okaton Church invites youto hear The Black Hills GospelQuartet at the Turner Theatre onMain Street in Murdo on Sunday,March 11 at the 4:00 p.m. CDT.The Black Hill Gospel Quartethas performed in nine states andhas been singing together for over22 years. Their concert consists of Southern Gospel music with a spe-cial emphasis on “Old Fashioned”traditional Christian music. Thisis an interdenominational group.There will be ice cream sundaesafter the concert plus a table of free Christian Bibles, books andliterature. There will be no chargefor any of the activities.The Black Hills Gospel Quartetsponsored by the Okaton Church.If you have questions, call the pas-tor, Gary McCubbin at the churchat 837-2233 or at home at 837-2485 or call Melvin or ClariceRoghair at 669-2529.
Women’s league volleyball 
Back from left to right: Ashley Hunt, Jill Rankin, JennaHullinger, Beth Van Dam and Katie Venard. Front: Tami Flynn, Karlee Barnes and Mary Volmer.Not pictured: Shannon Sealey and Chelsee Rankin. Substitutes for the team included Teri Kinsleyand Lenae Venard. The Jones County ladies played in a women’s volleyball league in Pierre thatstarted in September and ended with a league tournament in March. As they were a new team,they started in the “C” league, but quickly made it known that they wouldn’t be in that league forlong. At the completion of the first half of the season, the team was the number one seed in theirleague and was allowed to move up to the “B” league for the second half of the season.
Legislature passes $4.1 billion budget on final day of main run
By Elizabeth “Sam” Grosz
Legislators finished their workby passing a $4.1 billion generalappropriation bill March 8, encom-passing more money for schoolsand Medicaid providers than inthe most recent past.Not everyone was happy, how-ever, with the allocation of fundsduring the final garnering of amendments to HB1185, and$1.72 million was left on the tableunallocated. But legislators wereassured that $1.7 million was nottoo much.Rep. Susan Wismer, D-Britton,a frequent critic of how the statespends its money, said last year’s$1.6 million left on the table hadresulted in $47 million going intoreserves. She opposed passage of the bill “with that amount of money unappropriated.”Wismer, fellow Democrats, andseveral renegade Republicanswere critical of the money thatshould or could have gone to helpK-12 education and Medicareproviders, but instead was spenton constructing new buildings,tearing down old buildings andputting more money into reserves.Sen. Billie Sutton, D-Burke,who also serves on the Joint Appropriations Committee, wasgenerally kinder and more concil-iatory in his attempt to amend thebudget. But, the frustration wasevident. The attempt had been togive Medicare providers another$4.6 million and education anoth-er $2.1 million, both in one-timemoney. They also sought to provide$21,000 to a veteran’s service pro-grams, which helps pay vehicleexpenses for volunteer drivers whotransport veterans to medicalappointments.It would also have taken away$500,000 that appropriation com-mittee legislators had voted forLegislative Research Council pro-grams that assist legislators.Key Republicans, on the otherhand, were happy with the resultsof the budget work.Sen. Deb Peters, R-Hartford,who chairs the Senate side of theJoint Appropriations Committee,said “once again, educationreceived the first dollar and thelast dollar.”Both education and Medicaidproviders, she said, have receivedone-time funds for the current fis-cal year, as well as next.“Utilizing one-time funds,” saidPeters, “allows us to continue to beconservative with our ongoingspending with all the uncertain-ties that lie ahead of our state,such as federal budget cuts,healthcare reform and an uncer-tain economy.”The Governor, said Peters, left$26.5 million in one-time funds inFT2013 on the bottom line and thechange in estimates providedanother $5.1 million, for a total of $31.6 million.“We were able to invest thatmoney in K12 education,providers, higher education, schol-arships and economic develop-ment,” said Peters.The total general fund spendingfor FY2014, she said, will be$1,327,249,577, which will allowthe FY2014 budget to be balancedboth nominally and structurally.General fund spending was bro-ken down as education, 46 percent;taking care of people, 39 percent;protecting the public 10 percent,and all the rest of state govern-ment at only 5 percent.Major accomplishments, saidPeters, was the 3 percent infla-tionary increase in state aid togeneral education, plus a 1 percentone-time increase in the currentyear for K12 education. Postsec-ondary technical institutesreceived the same 3 percent infla-tionary increase, plus 1 percentone-time increase.The Board of Regents received a$5.4 million increase to their basebudget, plus $3.7 million in one-time funding.Providers will receive a 3 per-cent increase in their ongoing allo-cations with an additional 1 per-cent one-time rate increase for theremainder of this fiscal year. Athree percent salary policywas given to state employees, plusa movement to job worth, saidPeters.“We were also able to fund $4.1million in ongoing general fundsand $3 million in one-time generalfunds,” she said, for the new Pub-lic Safety Improvement Act.This will improve public safety,Peters said, “by investing in pro-grams, practices and policies thathave been proven to reduce recidi-vism, hold offenders more account-able by strengthening communitysupervision, and reduce correc-tions spending and focus prisonspace on violent, chronic, andcareer criminals.“This is a budget that is respon-sible and will continue to serve ourcitizens and our state for the com-ing year and positions our state forfuture growth.”The House adopted the bill witha 48-17 vote, and the Senateadopted it 31-4.
City council amends newtrailer house ordinance draft
by Karlee Barnes
Those present at the Monday,March 4 city council meetingincluded: Mayor David Geisler,Wayne Esmay, Jay Drayer, JoeConnot, Mike Jost, Arnie Waddell,Matt Kinsley, Jerry Hatheway,Ray Erikson, Krysti Barnes, Sher-iff John Weber and Karlee Barnes.The agenda and minutes wereapproved, and building permitswere discussed. Judy Iversen wasapproved for a permit to replacewindows and the roof on her rentalhouse located at 206 Cleveland Avenue. Andrea Sheehan appliedfor a permit to move, repair andrestore the house located on Lin-coln Avenue. The permit alsoincluded replacing the front porchand pouring concrete. The projectwill be finished by July 1. The per-mit was approved providing thatthe exact location of the house willbe approved. The final permit wassubmitted by Curt Chambliss.Chambliss is planning on movinga four-plex apartment building into the vacated lot on Lincoln Avenue. This project will be com-pleted by May 5. The councilapproved the permit, pendingapproval of the exact location. Vouchers were then approved,with talk of the lighting project atthe auditorium. Barnes reportedthat the school would like to moveforward on the project, so thecouncil gave Esmay Electric the goahead to start working.Sheriff Weber then presentedthe sheriff’s report and spoke tothe council about a shooting thatoccurred in the trailer court ownedby Charlie Buxcel. Weber saideight rounds were fired out of a .38special, but nobody was harmed.The shooter was taken into cus-tody.The sheriff’s report wasapproved, and the meeting movedon to the street report. Hathewayasked the council how much townclean up efforts he is supposed tobe doing for free, in terms of tear-ing down and cleaning up debrisfrom structures. Waddell said thatthe city needs to be consistent withprojects, as cleaning up the town ispriceless. He also said that the cityshould not perform partial tear-downs. Aliability issue can pres-ent itself if the city is asked to teardown only part of a buildinginstead of the whole thing. Thestreet report was then approvedand Erikson presented the waterreport. Erikson discussed therevised rental rates of city equip-ment with the council, and con-firmed that the big dump truckwill not be made available to rentout. After the water report wasapproved, Barnes presented thefinance report to the council. Shesaid that the 2012 Annual Reporthas been approved and now hasbeen sent to Legislative audit to bepublished.Barnes and the council agreedto schedule the annual equaliza-tion meeting for March 18, andthen discussed the election andthe positions that will be avail-able. Connot, Waddell, Kinsleyand Jost’s positions are all up forelection this year.Barnes told the council that thedistrict municipal meeting will beheld in Murdo this year, on April16 at the Buffalo Bar. She thendiscussed the option of a compre-hensive plan for the community.Barnes said that this will be a steptowards organizing the communi-ty, and it will be easier to enforcenew ordinances. The financialreport was approved and old busi-ness was discussed, including anupdate on the city park trail andshooting range projects as well asan update on the street projectbetween the grade school and thehigh school.The council made changes tothe trailer house ordinance draftand discussed requirements fornew trailer houses.New business was kept short,as the council approved an alcoholuse license for Sarah Hullingerand Bill Zaugg for a May 4 wed-ding to be held in the auditorium.The meeting then entered exec-utive session to discuss economicdevelopment issues and concludedimmediately after.
Jones County News
Murdo Coyote • March 14, 2013 •
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Murdo Coyote – Murdo, SD
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Local News
by Jody Lebeda • 669-2526• jody1945@gmail.com
David Geisler and David Jr.were to see John Geisler in SiouxFalls. John is in the VAhospitaland is not doing well. The addressfor John is: Veterans Hospital2501, West 22nd St., Sioux Falls,S.D. 57105. John is in room 366,he would appreciate cards andprayers. Betty Geisler is in thenursing home Palisades Manor920 4th St. Garretson S.D. 57030;she would like to hear from all herfriends in Murdo, too.Don and Mary Heib had visi-tors this weekend, Candy andRyan from Brandon. Candy isDon’s granddaughter. She and herfamily of four children came tospend the long spring break herein Murdo. While Keagan washere, she and grandpa went outselling Girl Scout cookies. Theyenjoyed their time together get-ting to know the little ones andhaving lots of fun.Helen McMillan accompaniedJackie Fosheim on a trip to Bran-don where Helen stayed with herdaughter Teresa and husbandGary Schweitzer. Jackie jour-neyed on to Windom to visit For-rest and Londa and family. Sheattended Cierra’s “Ice SkatingShow” where Cierra received a tenyear trophy. All of the grand kidswere home so it was a lot of funand visiting. Velma Vollmer’s son, Jerry,from New Jersey came to spendabout a week visiting with Velmaand his two brothers, Rodney andDale, as well as old school matesthat still live in the Murdo area.Jody Lebeda went out to coffeeat a local cafe and got in somegood visiting with Rose Elrod,Marilyn Seymour and GregHauptman.The organization meetings forthe Murdo Area Farmer's Marketis progressing and many interest-ed local growers and crafters werethere to share their ideas. Thenext meeting is set for March 25at 7 p.m. Anyone interested is wel-come to attend.Henry and Elaine Roghair vis-ited at the home of their daughter,Sarah, and her husband,Jonathan, a few days last week.Clarice Roghair traveled toKadoka a week ago to visit Harri-et Noteboom at the Care Center.From there she drove into a fiercewind to Philip to see Grace McKil-lip at the Philip Hospital.Graceplanned to be living with her sonDoug in Pierre by the time of thiswriting.Jessie Harrison spent her firstspring break of the season in theeast.She and her mom, ClariceRoghair, left Murdo on Wednes-day after school and arrived atSunshine Bible Academy south of Miller in time for supper, followedby Senior Chapel.Then Jessiespent the night in the dorm andthe next day attended sophomoreclasses.Shehas chosen to attendSBAfor the last nine weeks of thisschool year.Thursday evening Jessie joinedfriends from Wall to watch theirbasketball girls play against Han-son while Clarice visited a friendfrom high school days, EvieDuBois Reintz.The next morn-ing, Clarice and Jessie traveled onsouth and east to do some shop-ping, then headed for home.The Okaton Church ladies havebeen meeting on Tuesday after-noons for Bible Study at the homeof Evelyn Daum.They extend awelcome to any ladies who wouldlike to join them.They recentlysent a big batch of pillowcasedresses to orphan girls in Haiti byway of Dianna Boni.On Joyce Roghair's birthdayshe hosted the Scovil Townshipannual meeting.Mel, Clarice andJessie Roghair took in a GermanChocolate cake to be enjoyed withice cream.
East Side News
by Janet Louder • 669-2696
I finally caught up with the Sun-day, February 24 birthday gal, GenLiffengren. Afew days prior to that,son Lindsay of Tucson, Ariz.,arrived. He arranged asupper/birthday party to celebratehis mom's 80th at a local cafe. Onhand to help her celebrate were:daughter Jodee of Black Hawk; Kimand Jean Kinsley; Karen and RonTedrow of Pierre; Mike Kinsley;Marty and Angie Kinsley; Kelly andLavonne Kinsley and son Court. A good time was had. Lindsay left onWednesday.Neal Christian of Gordon, Neb.,had a business appointment onMonday morning of last week here. After, him and mom Lila Mae calledon Terry and Kay Moore south of  Vivian. Kay seems to be doing wellafter having back surgery recently.Neal spent the night. On Tuesday,Lila Mae and Neal kept an appoint-ment in Pierre, and he returnedhome that evening.Dorothy and Darin Louder visit-ed Dwight in Kadoka Wednesdayand then to the home of DeannaByrd. Among the many that attendedthe benefit Monday evening of lastweek for Karly Culver at theLutheran Memorial Church inPierre were Rosa Lee Styles, MargieBoyle, Ron Lebeda and Holly. Karlyis the daughter/granddaughter of former Draperites Dena Culver andSharlene and Butch Rada. Karlyhas medical problems and is doctor-ing in Rochester, Minn.Belated happy birthday to formerDraperite Lisa Sharp March 9. Iknow how old she is but I'm nottelling; although she is a graduateof DHS with class of '73. She lives inCalifornia. I also know her and momElsa still get the Murdo Coyote. Audrey Mathews had coffee anda visit with Darlene Fuoss andGrace Todd at Parkwood on Mondayof last week. She planned to see newresident Irene Caldwell, but didn'tcatch up with her, next time.Sarah Dowling left on Thursdayfor Peetz, Colo., to spend time withfiance JPCarwin, returning homeon Monday.Nelva and Janet Louder visitedEllouise Ellwanger last Tuesdaymorning and even had a cup of cof-fee.Sunday evening supper guests of Kim and Tony Schmidt were Don Volmer, Amanda and Kraig Hen-richs, Blake and Layney.Ray and Shirley Vik and Orlo andTooty Schervem of Presho attendedthe Fuoss bull sale last week. Theysaid the catered food was very good,and that's "no bull".Kia Miller, student at USD Ver-million, spent the weekend herewith parents Ken and Carmen.Curt and Janet Miller, MarkStrait, and Chuck and MarilynStrait all brought a carry-in dinnercomplete with birthday cake to thehome of Bernard and Marge Strait'son Monday to celebrate Marge'sbirthday. Happy birthday, Marge.Nelva and Janet Louder visitedRay and Janice Pike over coffee Sat-urday afternoon. (We needed a pick-up as we had just cleaned thechurch.)The community extends theirsympathy to the family of little fivemonth old Aila Grace Dixon. Ailapassed away March 6 in Rapid Citydue to a rare incurable genetic dis-order named Zellweger Syndrome.She is the daughter of Christopherand Kayleigh Dixon; great grand-daughter of former Draperite Becky(Miller) and Grant Myer of DesMoines, Iowa. Ken Miller and PennyDowling attended the memorialservice held at the Fountain SpringsCommunity Church Monday inRapid City.Former Draperite Bev LouderDrabek of Rapid City underwentsurgery at Rapid City Regional Hos-pital last Friday. All went okay. Shehopes to be home at the end of theweek. Speedy recovery, Bev.Ray and Janice Pike met theirniece, Patti and John Devitt, Dillonand Trevor, of Harrisburg for lunchand a visit at a local cafe Thursday.The Devitts were on their way toRapid City.The Kolls township meeting washeld last Tuesday at Eldon andEsther Magnusons. Ray and JanicePike, Darin Louder and Scott Math-ews were there, and following themeeting, all enjoyed coffee and cook-ies.Nelva and Janet Louder visitedDorothy and Brad Louder Sundayafternoon, played a few cards,topped off with a yummy piece of pieand coffee.Forty-one years ago, Trace Dowl-ing took Karen Erikson to be hisbride. Happy anniversary, you two.Following church Sunday, Rayand Shirley Vik, Don Volmer, Rayand Janice Pike, Lila Mae Christ-ian, Nelva and Janet Louder haddinner together at a local cafe. Alice Horsley visited GraceWeber one day last week.Eldon and Esther Magnuson tookcare of a little business in Murdoand Draper on Friday morning andthen ended up at Ray and JanicePikes for lunch.Casey and Gavin Miller visitedgrandparents Nelva and JanetLouder Monday afternoon.Dave and Linda Brost left onSunday, February 23 for Waunakee,Wisc., to spend time with son Pauland Denise and family Taylor,Jamie, Alex and Dillon. On Satur-day, March 2, they got to watchgrandson Alex play with theLaCrosse University of Wisconsintraveling tennis team at the Madi-son University of Wisconsin. He wonthree matches. Linda reports thecollege is huge; it has 12 indoor ten-nis courts. That evening, Deniseprepared supper for the tennis teamfrom LaCrosse, which was Paul'sbirthday, but he was unable to bethere. Earlier in the week the group,along with Taylor's friend, Casey,went out for supper to celebratePaul and Casey's birthdays. Whilethere, Dave and a friend spent a fewdays ice fishing at Sturgeon Bay. Iforgot to ask if it was a successfulfishing trip; I'm assuming it was. Allin all it was a great week. Theyreturned home on Sunday, March 3,with good roads both ways.
Jones County Sheriff’s Report
The Sheriff’s report is printed
as received
by Jones CountySheriff’s Office. It may or may notcontain every call received by thedepartment.
Mar. 1
Deputy Sylva and Sheriff Weberresponded to a report of a subjectthreatening someone with afirearm and
several shots beingfired in Charlietown
.Aresi-dent was located and arrested onseveral charges, including aggra-vated assault with a firearm,grand theft of a firearm, threaten-ing law enforcement, possession of a firearm while intoxicated, reck-less discharge of a firearm, disor-derly conduct and drug charges.Deputy Sylva responded to an
erratic driver on US HWY. 83,south of Murdo.
The vehicle waslocated and followed for severalmiles and was observed to be driv-ing fine.
Mar. 2
DCI Agent Jaris and DeputySylva obtained a
search war-rant for the residenceinvolved in the shooting
toobtain more evidence. Assistedwith delivering protection order tobe served in Mellette Co.
Mar 3
Deputy Sylva responded to a
report of a domestic assault inMurdo
. It was found that theassault had occurred in WhiteRiver.
Mar. 4
Deputy Sylva responded to thereport of a
vehiclebroke downon I-90
, and people walking onthe old highway in the same area.Unable to locate.
Mar. 6
Sheriff Weber responded to I-90, eastbound, mm205 to a reportof a
vehicle needing assistancechanging a flat tire
.Road sideassistance was called to changethetire.Sheriff Weber responded to
Charlietown in Murdo to thereport of an intoxicated sub- ject causing problems
.Themale subject was removed andtransported to the Mellette Co.line and turned over to the Mel-lette Co Sheriff's Office for trans-portation further south.Sheriff Weber responded to I-90, eastbound, mm193 to the
report of a broke down vehi-cle.
Unable to locate.Sheriff Weber responded to areport of a
semi that was brokedown in the northbound driv-ing lane on US HWY. 83
, mm59.Traffic control was provided whilesemi was hooked up and towed toMurdo.
West Side News
South Dakota can take pride insuccessful legislative session
 Acolumn by Gov. DennisDaugaard
The 88th South Dakota Legisla-tive Session concluded last week.During our two month legislativeprocess, the demands are great onour legislators. They come to theCapitol early and leave late. Theystudy policy, work with con-stituents, and gain perspective onthe process.Nearly 500 bills were intro-duced in the 2013 legislative ses-sion. Unlike Congress, our legisla-ture gives a public hearing and anup-or-down vote on every bill.South Dakota’s system allows forpublic input and open discussionof the issues our state faces.South Dakota’s way works. Wedo not have a full-time legislaturewith thousands of staffers. SouthDakota relies on the neighborly,common sense approach of its citi-zen legislators.This session brought greatexamples of cooperation and pro-ductivity from the legislature,even as Washington, D.C. contin-ued to find division and deadlock.In South Dakota, our work thissession has been heralded as “oneof the most productive in recentmemory.”We passed monumental reformsto our prison system by bringingtogether law enforcement, judges,treatment providers, defenseattorneys, and legislators fromboth political parties. The reformswill make our state safer whileholding offenders more account-able and saving taxpayer dollars.These changes will more effective-ly change the behavior of non-vio-lent offenders. This could havebeen a controversial bill, but itwon broad bipartisan support.We authorized an extension of the Mickelson Trail to MountRushmore, and founded GoodEarth State Park at Blood Run,South Dakota’s first new statepark in forty years.We enacted several bills for ourveterans and military personnel,including a bill I proposed to wel-come military spouses to SouthDakota by expediting their profes-sional licensure processes.We created the first scholarshipprogram based on students’finan-cial needs.We passed legislationto make it easier for SouthDakotans to become organ donors.Finally, we passed a bipartisaneconomic development packagethat will meet my number one pri-ority of growing our economy andcreating jobs in South Dakota.South Dakota’s citizen legisla-ture is owed a debt of gratitude fortheir work this year, as in allyears. They are ranchers, teach-ers, small business owners, andnurses. For two months out of theyear, they leave their homes, their jobs, and their families and cometo Pierre to debate ideas and shareperspectives.They represent us in the truestsense. The work they do is notalways glamorous, but it is impor-tant. I thank each and every legis-lator for their service during thissession. They should take pride ina job well done.
Managing droughtrisk on the ranch
Cattle producers are in theplanning phase for the upcominggrazing season. In order to suc-cessfully plan for this season, theymust take an inventory of the for-age available and be able to esti-mate the grazing potential of pas-tures, says Kalyn Waters, SDSUExtension Cow/Calf Field Special-ist.“Now is the time to start theplanning process. Having the righttools and knowledge to do so, willmake a world of difference. Attending the drought manage-ment webinars will put those toolsin producers’hands,” Waters said.In an effort to proactively aidcattle producers, SDSU ExtensionLivestock staff partnered withUniversity of Nebraska-LincolnExtension to host a five-part webi-nar series to help those raisingcattle prepare for the possibility of the drought continuing in 2013.The one-hour ManagingDrought Risk on the Ranch webi-nar series are being held the lastWednesday of each month, con-cluding in May. All sessions beginat 9 a.m. MST or 10 a.m. CST andare hosted at SDSU ExtensionRegional Centers.Each session will include cur-rent drought updates, forecastsand presentations about specificinformation or tools. Followingeach webinar, SDSU ExtensionState and Field Specialists will beavailable for a question andanswer session via video confer-ence. They will also present addi-tional information relevant toSouth Dakota producers.During the March 27 webinar,Pat Reece, former University of Nebraska-Lincoln Range Manage-ment Specialist, will discuss theCumulative Forage ReductionIndex. Reece is currently theowner of and a senior consultantat Prairie & Montane Enterprises.He has developed the CFR Indexin response to needs of ranchers hehas worked with to developdrought response plans. Reecepoints out that when animal num-bers need to be reduced because of drought, delayed marketing canhave substantial financial conse-quences, often costing typicalranches tens of thousands of dol-lars.Following Reece’s presentation,South Dakota attendees will alsohave an opportunity to hear fromrancher, Bill Slovek of Philip.Slovek is a progressive rancherand current board member for theSouth Dakota Grassland Coali-tion. Slovek’s ranch lies in thesouthwestern portion of the statein a region heavily impacted bythe drought. His perspective ondrought decision making, herdmanagement and hidden opportu-nities will allow other producersan opportunity to consider theirown options.“UNLExtension and theDrought Mitigation Center havedone an outstanding job puttingtogether this program. They haveslated some of the best speakersavailable to provide critical infor-mation to producers. Our Januaryand February sessions proved thatthese are quality, applicable meet-ings that producers will gaingreatly from, and we had over 50attendees statewide at each,”Waters said.Topics each month will considerdrought planning information andtools available to producers. Inaddition to University and Agencypresenters, a number of rancherswill also be featured, describingdevelopment and execution of their drought plans.These meetings are also intend-ed to educate professionals andconsultants who work with ranch-ers as a professional developmentseries.The webinars are sponsored bythe National Drought MitigationCenter at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The series wasdeveloped with support from theSustainable Agriculture Researchand Education (SARE) program,which is funded by the U.S.Department of Agriculture -National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA).Scheduled dates and topics forthe series include:March 27: The New CumulativeForage Reduction (CFR) Index: Assessing Drought Impacts andPlanning a Grazing Strategy; April 24: Using a Drought Cal-culator to Assist Stocking Deci-sions; andMay 29: Economic Factors toWeigh in Making Decisions duringDrought.For more information pleasevisit www.igrow.org, contact thenearest SDSU Extension RegionalCenter, or call Kalyn Waters,SDSU Cow/Calf Field Specialist at605-842-1267 or Pete Bauman,SDSU Range Field Specialist at605-882-5140.
Crop insurance helpssupports local economies
Farmers in a key region of theUnited States relied on their invest-ment in crop insurance to weatherthe effects of severe drought in 2012. At the same time, indemnity pay-ments helped communities andstates avoid some of the angst thatwould have accompanied significantcrop and revenue losses.Insurance payments not onlyhelped ensure that most farmers willbe able to plant another crop in2013, the indemnities also produceda significant impact beyond the farmgate. According to a study by econo-mists in Lincoln, Nebraska, indem-nity payments generated off-farmeconomic impact of nearly $2.2 bil-lion across Iowa, Nebraska, SouthDakota and Wyoming. That figureincludes $721 million of laborincome that preserved 20,900 off-farm jobs in the region.Dr. Brad Lubben, an agriculturaleconomist, and Dr. Eric Thompson,an economist, conducted the study,underwritten by Farm Credit Ser-vices of America (FCSAmerica), aleading farm lender in the four-statearea. Thompson specializes inresearch on state and local economicgrowth and on economic impactanalysis. Lubben focuses on policyand risk management in agriculture.Both are faculty members at theUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln.*“This research helps us answerthe question: ‘What would have hap-pened in both rural and urban com-munities if producers had not beenprotected by crop insurance duringthe severe drought last year?’” saidDoug Stark, president and CEO of FCSAmerica. “The study shows thatwhile crop insurance is critical forfarmers, in years of significant loss italso helps stabilize jobs and incomesoff the farm as well. Indemnity pay-ments replace some of the incomethat farmers would have earnedfrom a more normal crop, enablingthem to continue investing in theirbusinesses and households.”Key findings of the study include:· Farmers paid $885 million inpremiums during 2012 to insurenearly 54 million acres across Iowa,Nebraska, South Dakota andWyoming, or 85 percent of insurableplanted acres for principal crops.· Through March 4, farmers in thefour states had received a total of $4.482 billion in indemnity pay-ments for the 2012 growing season(April 2012 through March 2013).·Farmer purchases of goods andservices attributable to the indemni-ty payments are estimated to yieldnearly $2.2 billion in off-farm eco-nomic impact across the region. Thatincludes $1.0 billion in Iowa, $780million in Nebraska, $386 million inSouth Dakota and $4.7 million inWyoming. The difference betweenthe total net payments and theregional economic impact reflectssavings by farmers and economicimpact outside the four-state region,which was beyond the scope of thestudy.·The economists estimate thenumber of off-farm jobs saved byfarmersinvestment in crop insur-ance total 20,900 across the territo-ry, including 9,650 in Iowa, 7,450 inNebraska, 3,750 in South Dakotaand 50 in Wyoming.
Metro Areas Feel the Effect, Too
“What’s interesting is the numberof jobs that would have been lostwithout crop insurance,” Starknotes. “Indemnity payments replacesome of the income lost to thedrought, so money continues to flowthroughout local economies as pro-ducers use the payments to supporttheir households and businesses. And metropolitan areas benefit aswell as rural communities. Forexample, net crop insurance indem-nity payments saved an estimated114 jobs in Omaha and Lincoln, and129 in Des Moines, according to thisstudy.”The ability to partially manageexternal risk with insurance isessential to managing family farmsand farms in general and to makethe types of major investmentrequired in modern, efficient agricul-ture operations, the study’s authorsreported.“On a more practical level, cropinsurance is critical for agriculturalproducers and their communitiesduring years when drought or othernatural phenomena damage ordestroy crops,” Lubben and Thomp-son wrote. “The income from cropinsurance payments can play a keyrole in stabilizing local economiesboth in the year of the drought andin subsequent years. In agriculturalstates such as Iowa, Nebraska,South Dakota and Wyoming, cropinsurance can also play a key role instabilizing the statewide economies.” According to Stark, “Most farmerspurchase crop insurance every year,understanding they may have lossesresulting in claims only a few timesin their careers. Crop insurance hasbecome a fundamental risk manage-ment tool for most operators.“Critics of federal crop insuranceseldom consider the substantial eco-nomic impact of indemnity pay-ments beyond the farm gate,” Starknoted. “Farmers do indeed rely oncrop insurance as a key risk manage-ment tool, but crop insurance alsocreates economic stability for com-munities and families near and far,”he said.Despite the 2012 drought’s sever-ity, there has been no clamor for anad hoc disaster program, Starknoted. “Crop insurance is doing the job for which it is intended,” he said.
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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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No Time ForGod?by PastorCornelius R. Stam
Those who have no time for God should consider what their circumstances would be if He had no time for them; no time to paint the sunsets, no timeto send the warm sun’s rays or the refreshing showers, no time to make the crops and flowers grow. We doubt that any thinking person would actuallywant nothing to do with God.Cain despised God’s authority and finally murdered his brother, but when he was driven from the presence of God he said: “My punishment is greaterthan I can bear” (Gen. 4:13).One of the saddest sentences in the gospel records is our Lord’s prediction that He would have to say to some: “I never knew you; depart from Me,ye that work iniquity” (Matt. 7:23).Just what it will mean to be “cast into the lake of fire” (Rev. 20:15), we pray God none of our readers will ever find out, but the Scriptures do clearlyindicate that those involved will be cast forever out of the presence of God.Thank God, it is not He who desires this. He paid for our sins at Calvary to reconcile us to Himself (Eph. 2:16). St. Paul declares that God has calledbelievers “unto the fellowship of His Son” (1 Cor. 1:9) and that at His coming for them they shall “ever be with the Lord,” adding: “wherefore, comfortone another with these words” (1 Thes. 4:17,18).“Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us; we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God” (II Cor.5:20).God has demonstrated His love for us in Christ. Why not respond by gratefully trusting Christ as your Savior?
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“Kind words are like honey ---sweet to the taste and good for your health.” Proverbs 16:24 GNT 
Many people do not like listen-ing to their voice on tape... orbeing recorded for when theyhear it they wonder is that real-ly me. Do I really sound likethat. That's how it was for a stu-dent in college who had to give aspeech before her class, she was just not happy with herself athow she sounded...she soundedlike someone who was carrying agrudge. So this young lady toldherself that she would work atmaking her voice sound moreappealing... less aggressive...youknow what mean... somethingthat people would like to hear andnot be turned off. You know what we say and howwe say it has a big impact on oth-ers. Kind words can bring life, butcruel words and crush a personsspirit. Proverbs 15:4 St. Paulurges us : “Do not use harmfulwords, but only helpful words, thekind that build up and providewhat is needed, so that what yousay will do good to those whohear you.” Ephesians 4:29 GNTKind, helpful, affirming wordsstrengthen our relationshipswith others and are good for ourmental health too. More impor-tant, kind words reflect ourLORD and His Love for all of us.We pray: Lord, forgive mewhen my speech is irritable andgraceless. Fill my mouth withsincere and loving words thatconvey love and patience. Alertme to ways that my words canhelp and heal. In Jesus' name. Amen.
by Pastor Ray Greenseth, Messiah/St. Paul Lutheran Churches
How do we Talk
South Dakota Voices for Children invites Youth Advisory Council applications
South Dakota Voices for Chil-dren seeks candidates from acrossthe state for its Youth AdvisoryCouncil. These teen volunteersrepresent the diversity of theSouth Dakota — urban, rural andreservation communities and pub-lic, private and home schooled. Youth advisory council members,who must be entering the 9th,10th or 11th grade in fall 2013,generally serve through their sen-ior year.Council members offer insightabout young people’s viewpoints,assist in developing Voices’policyagenda, and advocate on behalf of children. In addition, they partici-pate in activities to promote posi-tive policy change.Members of the Youth AdvisoryCouncil attend a two-day Juneretreat in Pierre and come togeth-er for three additional quarterlymeetings. Travel stipends are pro-vided by South Dakota Voices forChildren. Application forms are availableat www.sdvoicesforchildren.org, byemailing office@sdvoicesforchil-dren.org or by calling South Dako-ta Voices for Children at 605 367-9667. Questions may be directed toBetsy Rice, communications direc-tor, at that number. Applications must be post-marked or delivered by March 22to the office of South Dakota Voic-es for Children, 808 N. West Avenue, Box 2196, Sioux Falls, SD57101-2196. Typewritten applica-tions may be faxed to 605 335-3836.The mission of South Dakota Voices for Children is to improvethe lives of children through policyand program advocacy.
Local NHS to hostblood drive March 20
The Jones County High SchoolNational Honor Society will behosting their annual blood driveon Wednesday, March 20 from 1p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Jones County Ambulance building on MainStreet.“Each year in the spring, theNHS hosts a community blooddrive as part of the "Service"aspect of NHS. The kids call eligi-ble donors to set up appointmentsas well as supply the juice andsnacks for donors after theydonate,” said NHS advisor Katie Venard. Venard said, “We still haveplenty of times open any time after3:30 for those who are interestedin donating.”Interested donors may call thehigh school at 669-2258 to makean appointment to donate or signup online at bloodhero.com. TheUnited Blood Services remindsdonors to bring a photo ID andwear a top with loose fittingsleeves that can be rolled up abovethe elbow.
Wipf introduces students to theart of marbling during residency
by Emiley Nies
Taking a break from the usualhum-drum of February, studentsspent the week of February 25-March 1 with artist Mary Wipf under the sponsorship of SD ArtsCouncil, the Book and ThimbleClub and the school. During theweek, the students learned how tomarble paper.Paige Venard said, “Marblingisn’t done how I thought, it takespatience and technique.” Thewater trays had carrageenin in itso that the colors would float ontop of the water. Oxcow (madefrom the gallbladder of a cow) inthe paint helped the paint float,made the paint brighter andhelped it stick to the paper. SkylarGreen said, “My least favorite partwas learning that the milk wedrink also has carrageenan in it; itmakes the chocolate milk sosmooth.”Students learned to make manydifferent patterns including stone,snail, peacock and zig-zag. Withfine points students learned tomove the paint to form flowers orvarious animals. The seniorswatched Wipf try to make a drag-on. Becky Bryan said, “The dragonwas cool, but it was a weirdprocess in how she made it.”Madison Mathews said, “Myfavorite part was seeing the differ-ences in all the different ways thecolors go on the paper.”Marbling paper had differentutensils to make the differentdesigns including a double rake,rake and standard comb. The stan-dard comb made a nonpareil pat-tern. The rake made wide patternswhile the double rake made thesnail and peacock patterns. Stu-dents shook the paint onto thewater using straw-like shortbrooms, then used the rakes ortools to move the paints into thevarious positions and designs.The students agreed that theyenjoyed the week of being out of regular class to learn somethingnew that they had never donebefore. As Travis Grablander said,“I can’t wait for next year’s artistto come.”
Apply the color 
Senior Wyatt Walker shakes color onto thewater tray and Emiley Nies and Janna Glaze observe and advise.
Final products 
from thevarious classes during artistweek.
The American LegionDepartment of South Dakotaannounces annual meeting
The annual District 2 SpringMeeting of the South Dakota American Legion will be held Sun-day, March 24, 2013 in Hermosafor Legionnaires from Bennett,Haakon, Jackson, Jones, Mellette,Todd, Custer, Fall River, Penning-ton and Shannon counties.The Legion business sessionwill begin at 1:00 p.m. at the Her-mosa American Legion Post Home. Asocial and lunch will be heldfrom 12-1. There will be an Execu-tive meeting will be at 11:00 a.m.Participants will elect CountyCommanders and Vice Comman-ders in the District for one-yearterms during the business meet-ing.The session will also featurePost reports regarding the pastyear’s unusual activities, Post Americanism reports, a member-ship turn-in, recognition of theDistrict 2 Legionnaire of the Yearand an address by State AmericanLegion Commander Byron Calliesof Watertown.District 2 Commander DennisEdwards of Rapid City will con-duct the Legion business sessionand the Hermosa Post #303 Com-mander Robert King will be incharge of local arrangements.The District 2 Auxiliary willhold its meeting at 1:00 p.m. thesame day at a location to be deter-mined.
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