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OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF JONES COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA.
“SERVING THE AREA SINCE 1904” 
MURDO
A PUBLICATION OF RAVELLETTE PUBLICATIONS, INC.
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Harold Thune among 2013 South Dakota Sports Hall of Fame inductees
Golfing great Kris Tschetterand Olympian Rod DeHaven areamong 11 people selected forinduction into the South DakotaSports Hall of Fame. Also chosen were basketballcoaches Gary Munsen, Don Meyer,Lyle “Dusty” LeBeaux and CurtFredrickson. Other honorees arefootball-basketball-track coachBob Schroeder, basketball playerHarold Thune, softball pitcherLeRoy Carlson, referee Pal Chris-tensen and football player/base-ball coach James A. “Pev” Evans.The 11 will be inducted at abanquet April 13 at the Sioux FallsConvention Center. With this classof inductees, the hall will boast amembership of 236.Tschetter lives in Warrenton, Va.; DeHaven in Brookings; Mun-sen in Mitchell; Fredrickson andMeyer in Aberdeen; LeBeaux inPorcupine; Schroeder in SiouxFalls; Thune in Murdo; Chris-tensen in Yankton; and Evans inRapid City. Carlson is being hon-ored posthumously.Tschetter, a Sioux Falls Wash-ington High grad, played morethan 20 years on the LPGATour,starting in 1988. The former TexasChristian University standoutwon almost $3 million on Tour.Her only Tour victory came in the1992 Northgate Computer Classic,though she and Billy Andradeteamed to win the 1991 JC PenneyClassic, an unofficial mixed teamevent. Tschetter has finished sec-ond in two majors, the 1997 Nabis-co Dinah Shore and the 1996 U.S.Open. In all, she had 10 runner-upfinishes and 50 top-10 finishes.She was one of the top players inthe LPGAfor much of the 1990s – she was 12th on the money list in1995 and 14th in 1996. Much of the second half of her career washindered by hip surgeries. As anamateur, Tschetter was a four-time South Dakota women’sstroke-play champion (1983-86).She also was a state high schoolchampion in ’82 and ’83.DeHaven, a Huron High andSouth Dakota State grad, was theentire U.S. marathon team at the2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. He also was the top American finisher at the 1999World Championships in Seville,Spain. He also qualified for the2004 Olympic trials but injurykept him from competing. His per-sonal best was 2:13:01. He alsocompeted in the 1,500 at the 1988Olympic trials and the 10,000 atthe 1996 trials. At SDSU, he won the NCAA Division II indoor title in the 1,500in 1985 and finished in the top 5 inthe 1,500 outdoors three times. Heset seven school track records. Incross country, he won the NorthCentral Conference title all fouryears and led the Jackrabbits tothe 1985 NCAADivision II title. Inall, DeHaven earned 16 All-Ameri-ca certificates and won 20 individ-ual NCC championships. At Huron, he won the 1,600 and3,200 and anchored Tigers’win-ning 3,200 relay at the state trackmeets in 1983 and ’84, earningmeet MVPhonors both years.Has been the track and crosscountry coach at SDSU since 2004.Munsen, a White Lake Highand Dakota State grad, is one of the state’s most prolific basketballcoaches in terms of both wins andstate titles. He coached boys bas-ketball at Mitchell for 39 years,retiring after the 2011-12 season.His Kernels won nine state titles,including three in a row (1984-86),and were runners-up five times.His career record (including threeyears at Marion) was 672-254. Theteam won 40 straight games from1984-86. As Mitchell’s girls coach, he was230-71 with three state titles andfour runner-up finishes in 13 sea-sons (1989-2001).No South Dakota basketballcoach has won more state titlesthan Munsen.Meyer coached at NorthernState for 11 seasons, retiring in2010. At that time he was the win-ningest men’s basketball coach inNCAAhistory, breaking a recordset by Bobby Knight. In a 38-yearcareer, the Wayne, Neb., nativeand Northern Colorado grad won923 games and lost 324. At North-ern State, his Wolves were 221-104with two conference titles and fivepostseason berths. He alsocoached three years at Hamline(Minn.) University and 24 years atLipscomb (Tenn.) University, win-ning an NAIAtitle in 1986.Meyer had cancer discovered inhis liver and intestines duringemergency surgery after a carcrash on Sept. 5, 2008, in which helost one of his legs. At the 2009ESPY Awards, Meyer was award-ed the Jimmy V Award For Perse-verance.Meyer was the 2010 recipient of the John Bunn Award, given bythe Basketball Hall of Fame forsignificant contributions to thesport.Tennessee’s Pat Summitt, thewinningest women’s NCAAcoach,cited Meyer as a major influenceon her development as a coach.LeBeaux, a 1971 Oglala Com-munity School grad, has been oneof the state’s most successful girlsand boys basketball coaches forthe past 25 years. He began as avarsity coach in 1987 at RedCloud, where he guided the girlsteam to its first state tourneyappearance. Over the years he hascoached the boys and girls teamsat Red Cloud and Pine Ridge andthe boys team at Little Wound.Entering the 2012-13 season, histeams have an overall record of 529-164 (289-91 boys and 239-74girls). He has taken 18 teams tothe state tourney.On the boys side, he won thestate title in 1995 with Red Cloud.His 1990 team was a runner-up.He also took Red Cloud to state in1993, ’94, ’95, ’96 and ’97. Aftertaking a year off, he guided LittleWound to the state tourney in1999 and 2000. He then took PineRidge to the state tourney in 2002,’03 and ’04.On the girls side, he coach RedCloud to state tourney appear-ances in 1987, 1991 (runner-up),1992 and 1995. He coached PineRidge to a runner-up finish in2004, a state title in 2009 and athird-place finish in 2010.Currently the athletic directorand girls coach at Pine Ridge, hehas coached all eight of his chil-dren to state tourney appearances.Fredrickson, an Aberdeen Cen-tral and Northern State grad, isthe second-winningest activeNCAADivision II women’s basket-ball coach with 707 wins in 33 sea-sons entering the 2012-13 season.He led Northern State to NAIA Division II titles in 1992 and 1994and a runner-up finish in 1993. Hehas led NSU to six Northern SunIntercollegiate Conference titlesand six runner-up finishes. He ledNSU to 45 consecutive wins from1993-95.Fredrickson will be inductedinto the NAIAHall of Fame inMarch. Also a longtime outstandingpitcher/hitter in amateur baseball,he is the only player in state ama-teur baseball history with morethan 250 home runs and morethan 250 pitching victories. He issecond on the all-time home runlist and third on the list for pitch-ing wins. He was MVPof the 1977state tourney, winning four gamesto help Aberdeen C&R to the statetitle.Carlson, of Sioux Falls, was per-haps the state’s greatest fastpitchpitcher. His legendary pitchingduels with Paul Ferrie attractedthe largest crowds ever for fast-pitch in South Dakota. His organ-ized softball career began withSioux Falls Sunshine in 1941. After four years in the Navy, hereturned to Sioux Falls, pitchingfor five years and helping his teamto state VFW titles in 1948-50 anda state ASAtitle in 1951.He was voted the outstandingplayer of the 1949 national tour-ney as his team reached the semi-finals. In 11 games he pitched fourno-hitters, four one-hitters andthree two-hitters. In a 13-inninggame, he struck out 36 of a possi-ble 39 outs.From 1952-79 he pitched inIowa, first in Sheldon and then inSioux City. He led his teams to fiveIowa state titles and was namedmost valuable pitcher of the statetourney three times. He holdsnearly every major pitching recordin the Iowa ASAtourney book. Heretired from active pitching in1979 at age 54.Christensen, a Yankton Highand Yankton College grad, refer-eed more than 6,000 high schooland college events in a career thatspanned more than 50 years.He reffed high school boys andgirls basketball for 35 years andprep football for 50 years, startingin 1947. He refereed in the NorthCentral Conference - 27 years inbasketball and 35 in football. Hereffed in the SDIC even longer: 39years. He reffed at the first stategirls basketball tourney as well asthe first state football champi-onships. He once worked 22 gamesin one eight-day period. He reffed6-, 8-, 9- and 11-man football. Heworked games in eight confer-ences, including the Missouri Val-ley Conference and Western Ath-letic Conference, two NCAADivi-sion I conferences. He received theNational High School Official of the Year award in 1991.Evans, a 1951 Rapid City Highgrad, was selected as a tackle onthe state’s all-time high schoolfootball team selected in 1969.Rapid City High lost only once inEvans’three years. At Nebraska,he played for four years (offensiveand defensive tackle) and was astarting tackle for 1955 OrangeBowl team (there were only fourbowl games in those years). Healso kicked for the Huskers, andhe was offered pro tryouts as akicker. He also was an assistantfootball coach one year at Nebras-ka, three years at South DakotaMines and two years at Black HillsState.He was the coach of the RapidCity Legion baseball team forseven years (1953-59), and was afull-time assistant (hitting coachand outfield coach) to coach DavePloof from 1972-93 as Post 22became one of the most dominantprograms in the nation. RapidCity won 18 state titles in a rowfrom 1970-87 and won the nation-al title in 1993. After 1993, Evansquit traveling with the team butcontinued to assist part-time until2011.Thune led Murdo to the 1937state “B” finals, where he was thetop scorer in the tourney with 35points). After one year at Hibbing(Minn.) Junior College, he went toMinnesota, where he was the teamMVPas a junior (1940-41 season).He was a key reserve and part-time starter as a sophomore and astarting guard as a junior and sen-ior. He averaged 4.5 points a gameas a junior and 5.8 as a senior. TheGophers were 2-8, 11-9 and 15-6 inhis three seasons.In 1963, he began a 20-yearcareer in teaching and coaching atMurdo HS.Schroeder, a 1941 Miller Highgrad, was an extremely successfulhigh school football and basketballcoach at Miller for 30 years. Infootball, his teams were 151-80-11with eight undefeated seasons and13 conference titles in 30 seasons.His teams had unbeaten streaks of 29, 19 and 18 games. His 1946team was one of the highest scor-ing teams in the nation, scoring371 points in eight games. Thatteam did not allow a point in anygame and in fact did not allowopposing teams closer than the 30-yard line. The team did not puntduring the entire season.Schroeder coached basketballfrom 1944-61 with a record of 252-144. He led the Rustlers to thestate “B” tourney his first fiveyears at Miller (1945-49). His 1949team, which went 29-0, was con-sidered by an Argus Leader panelin 1988 to be the top Class B teamin the history of South Dakotahigh school state basketball cham-pions.He also coached track for 30years with multiple conferencechampionships and individualstate champs. As a prep athlete, hewon the state 100-yard dash. AtUSD, he played basketball forcoach Rube Hoy.
Thune 
Harold Thune,2013 South Dakota Sports Hallof Fame inductee recentlyreceived recognition at theJones County Invitational Bas-ketball tournament duringwhich the Murdo Auditoriumwas named the Harold ThuneAuditorium.
Photo by Karlee Barnes 
Murdo in May activitiesapproved by city council
by Karlee Barnes
The April city council meetingwas held Monday, April 1, with thefollowing in attendance: WayneEsmay, Jay Drayer, Joe Connot,David Geisler, Matt Kinsley, ArnieWaddell, Mike Jost, Ray Erikson,John Weber, Krysti Barnes, KarleeBarnes, Jody Gittings, CarmaMiller and Barb Hockenbary.The agenda and minutes wereapproved and four building per-mits were discussed. Mayor DavidGeisler requested a permit to adda front porch to his home. DonHieb will be placing a new metalroof on his home. Christopher Nixrequested a permit to pour a base-ment and move in a house on hisland. The final building permitwas from Best Western Grahamsto replace a sign and add addition-al landscaping. All building per-mits were approved.Barb Hockenbary addressed thecouncil first during the publicarea. She informed them thatMurdo in May will be held May 10-12 this year, and asked for permis-sion to start closing Main Street at2 p.m. on Friday, May 10 to pre-pare for the annual car show. Shesaid that this year, a vendor showwill be held during the car show inthe Senior Center and that theTurner Youth Foundation willagain be providing concessions.Hockenbary also inquired aboutthe use of outhouses that will laterbe moved to the baseball field. Thecouncil passed a resolution to closeMain Street for the allotted timeand agreed to all other activitiesmentioned.Next, Carma Miller presentedthe board with a new event to beheld during Murdo in May. Millerhas organized a memorial fun runand walk. She asked permission toroute the run on city streets.Barnes explained to Miller that aparticipation waiver for all regis-trants would need to be signed,among other things. The councilapproved the event.Mayor Geisler then asked thecouncil for a resolution to close thecity block between the Pioneer Auto Museum and the AmericanInn for the car auction.Jody Gittings approached thecouncil about the advertised golf instructor position. He expressedinterest and attended the meetingto discuss details of the position.Geisler asked Gittings what agerange he thought would be appro-priate for lessons. Gittings and theboard agreed that the lessonswould be available for kids ages 8-18, or seniors in high school.The program will be approxi-mately 12 weeks. Drayer asked if there were golf clubs available andthe council discussed asking com-munity members to donate clubs,golf balls, tees, etc. for the kids touse. Anyone with youth clubs orany other extra equipment maycontact the city office.The council made a resolutionto hire Gittings. Vouchers were approved beforeSheriff Weber presented hisreport. He said that he and DeputySylva had had a slow couple of weeks. Discussion then turned tothe hiring of additional lawenforcement. Esmay suggestedwriting a letter to the governorabout the need for highway patrol-men in our area. Weber said lawenforcement and emergency per-sonnel waited two hours for ahighway patrolman to come fromRapid City to assist with a head-onaccident recently on Highway 83south of Murdo.The council suggested that thecounty commissioners also jointhem in the effort and sign the let-ter. They discussed other commu-nity organizations to have onboard, as well as other officialsthat should receive the letter.Jerry Hatheway was not pres-ent to give the street report, butthe council did mention that thesign at the city dump needed to bechanged to reflect the correcttimes of operation.Erikson presented the waterreport and told the council thatdemolition of the Ingalls buildingon Main Street and that the Beck-with building will be taken downduring the week of April 8. Hisreport was approved.Barnes was next on the agendawith the finance report. She revis-ited the city’s plan to compile acomprehensive plan and explainedthat she has obtained samplesfrom Marlene Knutson at the Cen-tral South Dakota EnhancementDistrict from Philip and Harrold.She explained that a comprehen-sive plan will make it easier forthe city to enforce ordinances. Shealso reminded the council that thedistrict meeting will be held onTuesday, April 16.Old business included the ongo-ing process of composing a trailerordinance. Connot said that thecouncil is close to passing the ordi-nance.In new business, the councilagreed to hire Trait Thorne for thepool manager position, Paige Venard and Thorne for the swim-ming instructor position, AnnGeisler for the t-ball coach positionand Mike Boni for the baseballcoach position. The council alsodiscussed raising the swimmingpool admission before concludingthe meeting at 10:40 p.m.
Local students participate in NASPtournament
On April 6, 2013, eightlocalJones County Students participat-ed in the fourth annual NASP(National Archery in the SchoolsProgram). This was a statewidearchery tournament held in RapidCity, S.D. Over600 studentscompeted in this State competi-tion.Atotal of 38 schools wererepresented.There were threedivisions: Elementary, MiddleSchool and High School. In 2007,the South Dakota Game Fish &Parks and the South DakotaDepartment of Education incorpo-rated the National Archery in theSchools Program (NASP) intostate schools with the goal of get-ting kids interested in an outdooractivity while instilling workhabits that can effectively trans-late to all levels of education.Jones County students partici-pating in this year's tournamentwere: Wyatt Hespe,Dana Treth-away, Ali Kell,Troi Valburg, Bai-ley Klemann,Zach Hespe,JacobBirkeland and Matthew Birke-land. Bev Ball and Keith Hespeare the certified instructors for theJones County School. The eightstudents combined toform thefirst ever Jones County NASPteam. Wyatt Hespe finished sec-ond in the High School division,with a score of 273.10. JacobBirkeland finished first in the Ele-mentary division with a score of 273.10. Since Birkeland finishedfirst in the Elementary Division,he earns an opportunity to com-pete in the National NASPtourna-ment on May 10 & 11th, 2013 inLouisville, Kentucky.In 2011, W. Hespe finished firstin the High School division andwent on to compete in the Nation-al NASPcompetition in Louisville,Kentucky. In 2012, J. Birkelandfinished third in the Elementarydivision. This competition teststhe skills of the archers using aGenesis compound bow withoutsights from both 10 and 15 meters.The students shot 30 arrows: 15arrows at 10 meters and 15 arrowsat 15 meters. Aperfect score wouldbe 300. Both Wyatt and Jacob had10 bull's-eyes out of 30 arrows.The tournament has continuedto grow each year. Last year 375kids participated in this event.The Jones County Sportsman Clubhelped sponsor thisevent. Alsoassisting with this year's tourna-mentwas Angie Kinsley, JayDrayer,Jeanette Drayer, KeithHespe, Jeff Birkeland and StephHespe.
Jones County Team 
Back row, left to right: Troi Valburg,Ali Kell, Bailey Klemann andDana Trethaway. Front row, left toright: Instructor Keith Hespe, Matthew Birkeland, Zach Hespe,Jacob Birkeland, and Wyatt Hespe.
Courtesy photos 
First Place 
Jacob Birke-land receiving the first placetrophy in his division.
Second place 
WyattHespe receiving the 2nd placetrophy in the high school divi-sion of the fourth annual NASPcompetition.
 
Jones County News
Murdo Coyote • April 11, 2013 •
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Murdo Coyote – Murdo, SD
P.O.Box 465Murdo, SD 57559-0465Phone: (605) 669-2271FAX: (605) 669-2744E-mail: mcoyote@gwtc.netUSPS No.: 368300Don Ravellette, Publisher Karlee Barnes,Reporter/Photographer/SalesLonna JacksonTypesetter/OfficeSUBSCRIPTION RATES:Local … $34.00 + Tax
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Published Every Thursday 
Local News
by Jody Lebeda • 669-2526jody1945@gmail.com
Barb and Rusty Rust are proudgrandparents once again. MarleyBeth Rust was born March 25,2013. Her parents are Cory Rustand Amy Hullinger; Marley joinsbrother Milo and sisters Mara andMya.Jim and Betty Hoar flew toTexas to get acquainted with theirnew granddaughter, Bailey Jo,over Easter. Bailey’s parents areLance and Kristi Hoar and joinssisters Larken and Rylee.Grace McKillip is home afterrecovering from her fall. She isdoing pretty good but a littleshaky. Grace would sure appreci-ate calls and visits.Pam Bryan and Connie Kral-icek plan to attend the inductionof Harold Thune in to SD StateSports Hall of Fame on Saturday April 13. Shane Bryan participat-ed in the Cherry Blossom 10k runin Washington D.C., and came in1,400 out of 15,000 runners.Justin Bryan celebrated his birth-day this past weekend with a bar-beque at his home in Chamber-lain.Glenna Moore spent Easter atthe home of her sister, Jean Gray,in Gregory. Kevin and Joni Mooreand kids, Dennis and Julie Mooreand family from Murdo and Rickand Val and family from Cham-berlain all came and enjoyed theday. Jean cooked and made it avery special event.Helen McMillan and JackieFosheim accompanied Lila MaeChristian to the second GreaterLyman Foundation supper andshow fundraiser in Vivian. Theentertainment was Jim Wosterand The Mogen Hero’s Band. Theyenjoyed the delicious dinner andthe great program. This event wasvery well attended.Sunday Joyce Bowman of Rapid City visited her cousin,Helen McMillan, and they had awonderful visit.Messiah Lutheran church YBCgroup (Young Believers in Christ)did their spring outing on Satur-day, April 6. They invited theMethodist youth to go along. Theirday started at WaTiki Water Parkin Rapid City for swimming, thento the mall for lunch and somebungee jumping. Then on to Flagsof Fun for bumper cars and a vari-ety of fun including laser tag andgo carts. They returned home latein the day. Sounds like everyonehad an enjoyable day.Darlene Wiedemer has beenwatching the progress on the lotsacross the street from her home.Last week a two story apartmenthouse was moved in that will pro-vide some much needed housingfor Murdo. This two story apart-ment has made quite a differencein the looks of the corner, whereMillie Malone’s old houses use tostand.Lacy Lebeda and friend RoryRanda and his son, Jayden, camedown from Blunt to spend the daySunday. Rory sighted in his newrifle and then they got in somefishing. We all met at Chuck Lebe-da’s for supper and exchanged fishstories.Mel and Linda Kessler flewhome from Arizona, getting in toRapid City on Friday and home toMurdo late Saturday evening.They are going to get a nice tasteof winter in the next few days.Welcome home guys!!!The Book and Thimble Clubheld their annual Mother-Daugh-ter tea at the Murdo Senior centeron Monday night. Six senior girlsand their mothers as well as ahost of Book and Thimble mem-bers were treated to a fun time of games and a spectacular buffet of fancy sandwiches and cookies, lotsof laughter and some hoopla pic-turesthe girls will treasure inyears to come.Bill and Ellen Valburg attendeda Flying Farmer meeting in Pipe-stone, Minn., over the weekend.That evening, the group attendedthe Al Oplan Singers spring con-cert “Love & Marriage”. Sundaymorning they went to church withtheir Flying Farmer friends, Kenand Gloria Reed of Jasper, Minn. At noon they were joined by Pas-tor Rita and Carl Weber for dinnerin Sioux Falls. Pastor Rita is ablind woman who befriended the Valburg’s when Bill was in theSioux Falls Hospital for threemonths in 2010. On their wayhome, they visited Chuck andRegina Lebeda of Humboldt, S.D.Our sympathies go out to thefamily of Glenn Fouss who passedaway in Sioux Falls on Saturdayevening. Glenn’s parents are for-mer Draperites Floyd and Sylviaof Sioux Falls. Sister Anita Foussis a current Murdo resident.Due to the blizzard conditionsMother Nature has graced uswith, the remainder of the EastSide News will be printed in nextweek’s paper.
J.C. 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.Sheriff and Deputy calls:
Mar. 18
Sheriff Weber responded to areport of a
vehicle on fire on I-90, westbound, mm 183
. TheMurdo Fire Dept. responded andextinguished the fire. The vehiclewas a complete loss, and wastowed away.
Mar. 19
Sheriff Weber
transported aprisoner from the Winner Jail
and took him to Pierre where hewas turned over to the US Mar-shalls for charges to be heard infederal court.Deputy Sylva
transported aprisoner from the Brule Co.Jail to Murdo
for court.Deputy Sylva
booked in asubject that was arrested bythe SD Highway Patrol
fordriving with a revoked license.Subject was released on a PRbond.
Mar. 22
Deputy Sylva
booked inanother subject that wasarrested by the SD HighwayPatrol
for driving with a revokedlicense. Subject was released on aPR bond.
Mar. 24
Deputy Sylva
booked in twosubjects on several drugcharges
from an arrest of the SDHighway Patrol. One subject wasreleased on a PR bond, and theother subject was arrested on adetainer from his probation officerand transferred to the WinnerJail.
Mar. 27
Sheriff Weber
arrested a malesubject in Murdo on a MelletteCo. warrant
. Subject was trans-ported to the Mellette Co. jail.Sheriff Weber responded to a
report of suspicious subject inMurdo trying to sell items
. Thesubject checked out okay andneeded money for gas.
Mar. 28
Sheriff Weber booked in subjectthat was
arrested by the SDHighway Patrol on several
 
drug charges
. Subject bondedout and was released.Sheriff Weber transported a
male subject from Murdo tothe Lyman Co. line
, where hewas turned over to a Lyman Co.Deputy.
Mar 29
Deputy Sylva responded to a
report of an erratic driver onUS Hwy. 83
, south of Murdo.Unable to locate.Deputy Sylva responded to areport of 
subject driving errati-cally in Murdo
. Subject wasadvised to drive more careful.
Mar. 30
Deputy Sylva responded to areport of a
vehicle drivingthrough a yard in Murdo, andalmost hitting a house
. Vehiclewas later located, the driver isunknown. Incident is still underinvestigation.
 April 1
Deputy Sylva, Murdo Rescue,Jones Co. Ambulances, MurdoFire Dept., SD Highway Patroland Sheriff Weber responded to a
head on crash between twovehicles south of Murdo on USHwy. 83, mm58
. One driver waspronounced dead at the scene. Thedriver of the other vehicle wastransported to Avera St. Mary’s bythe Jones Co. Ambulance.Sheriff Weber responded to a
report of a 911 misdial on I-90,mm204.
Unable to locate.
 April 2
Sheriff Weber
transported atransient from Draper to theLyman Co. line
, and was turnedover to a Lyman Co. Deputy.
 April 4
Deputy Sylva
arrested a sub- ject in Murdo on a PenningtonCo. warrant
and transportedsubject west and turned over toPennington Co. Deputy.
 April 6
Sheriff Weber
responded to a911 misdial southwest of Murdo
. Unable to locate anyonehaving any problems.Sheriff Weber responded to areport of a
motorist assist on I-90, westbound, mm183.
Thedriver had help coming out of Rapid City.
 
Draper Cemetery Assoc.
The Draper Cemetery Associ-ation will be holding a meetingon Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at7:30 p.m. at the Draper auditori-um.
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.
Open AAmeetings
Thursdays 8:00 p.m. at theEast Commons. Call 530-0371or 280-7642.
Al-Anon
For Al–Anon meetings call669-2596 for time and place.
To have your NON-PROFITmeeting listed here, pleasesubmit them by calling 669-2271 or emailing to coy-oteads@gwtc.net. We will runyour event notice the twoissues prior to your eventatno charge. PLEASEKEEPINMIND, if you charge for anevent, we must charge youfor an ad!
Coyote News Briefs
Barrett-Dowling Legion Auxiliary
The Barrett-Dowling Legion Auxiliary met at the home of Mar-garet Rankin in the evening of  April 4. Chair Lila Mae called themeeting to order with a prayer byLill. The pledge of allegiance andthe preamble were recited. Rollcall was answered by members:Lila Mae, Karen, Janet, Lill, RosaLee, Margaret and Robin. Minutesof the last meeting were read andapproved by Secretary Karen.Treasurers report was given byTreasurer Janet; approved. Billspaid:a donation to the post promparty. Amotion made by Lill, sec-ond by Robin, to reimburse Karenfor postage, etc., for sendingcoupons collected overseas to mili-tary commissaries, plus more cashadded to it for her to buy Christ-mas gifts for our vets, as every-thing is a good buy now and sheseems to enjoy doing it. Carried.Rosa Lee motioned to buy a box of 24 dictionaries that we give out tothe 3rd graders every year, second-ed by Margaret. Janet wrote thecheck and Lila Mae will order.Poppy posters were discussed; LilaMae and Lill will look into it.Mikayla Waldron is our girl staterthis year, application and checkwere sent. Janet motioned toadjourn, seconded by Robin. Karenthen read an article about thepledge of allegiance and its mean-ing. All enjoyed coffee furnished byMarg and cookies brought by LilaMae.
 
West Side News
Jessie Harrison was home fromSunshine Bible Academy over theweekend.She was privileged toattend the prom at Kadoka Satur-day evening with Ty Merchen of Norris.Ty, who is a senior atKadoka, was crowned prom kingin the evening's festivities.Ty'ssister, Taylor, was crownedprincess.With a Monday storm threaten-ing, Mel Roghair took Jessie backto Sunshine Sunday afternoonrather than Monday morning.The week's classes begin immedi-ately after lunch on Mondays,which gives students the opportu-nity to drive back to school onMonday morning rather than Sun-day evenings.Brice and Anne Roghair andchildren, Savy, Maria, Kate andRope, were Wednesday nightguests at Mel's Place.On Thurs-day, they took lunch over to Bradand Shawna's.While there theygot in on some cow working, whichis a constant these days with thecalving season in full steam.Ear-lier in the day Anne and childrenstopped in at the Marty Roghairhome to visit Cristen, Jacob andbaby Shiloh.Jonathan and Sarah VanBeekof Jackson, Minn., visited over theweekend at the home of Sarah'sparents, Henry and ElaineRoghair.Sarah drove over toKadoka to stay with her nephew,Jack Henry, while Paul and Mari-beth attended the Jr.-Sr. banquet.Other guests of Henry andElaine Roghair over the weekendwere Elaine's sister Carol and herhusband, Ralph Hoekstra, ofStill-man Valley, Ill.Little miss Mesa Roghair per-formed a vocal solo "Jesus WantsMe For ASunbeam" at churchSunday morning.
Carol Lee Maas Lepse 
Carol Lee was born in RapidCity, South Dakota to Jerry andLinda Maas on September 17,1962.She lived on six rancheswhile growing up including theKing Ranch south of Belvidere,South Dakota where her fatherwas employed by Johnny Daum of Okaton.Carol was shy and wasn’t verytalkative in her early years.Evenso, while attending a backyardChild Evangelism FellowshipBible Club, sponsored by hermother, Carol prayed out loud toreceive Jesus Christ as her Savior.She boarded in Murdo, SouthDakota during her junior and sen-ior high school years.She wasclass valedictorian, graduatingfrom Jones County High School in1980.In 1983 she graduated fromMoody Bible Institute in Chicagoand in 1989 from NortheasternIllionis University with a degree ineducation.While attending col-lege, one might find Carol in down-town Chicago using her ranchingskills by driving a carriage pulledby a strong draft horse.She met Stephen Lepse at a sin-gles small group at First Evangel-ical Free Church in Chicago in1984. They married on MemorialDay on May 26, 1986.She taughtin Chicago Public Schools for twoyears and then went on to becomea computer programmer at CNA Insurance and most recently atChildren’s Home and Aid.Carol had a great love for kidsand a passion to minister to chil-dren both at her church and in thecommunity.Her passion led her toserve kids in a variety of settings:a teacher’s aid at Pierce Elemen-tary, a volunteer mentor for chil-dren at Lydia Home Association, afoster parent, a member of Trum-bull School Local School Council,the children’s pastor at FirstEvangelical Free Church, and anadoptive parent.Through theyears Carol opened up her home tonumerous neighborhood childrenwhere she provided a safe and nur-turing environment for them. Ashley, Robert, and Gabby, asibling group, were adopted byStephen and Carol in 1998.Carolpoured her heart into these chil-dren, as she did numerous otherchildren over the years.In May of 2012 Carol was diag-nosed with stage-4 Non-Hodgkin’sLymphoma. After a hard fought10-month battle, she passed awayand entered the arms of her Heav-enly Father on March 24, 2013.She is remembered as a womanwith a passion for life, who lovedGod, her husband, her childrenand family, as well as many others.In addition to her husband andchildren, who are all adults, sheleft behind her father, Jerry Maasof Quinn, South Dakota, motherLinda Maas and brother DanielMaas, both of Colorado Springs,older sister Donna Beckwith of Canon City, Colorado, nieces andnephews, cousins and aunts anduncles.She was preceded in death by abrother-in-law, Greg Beckwith anda niece, Shawna Beckwith-Visser.Her life was celebrated at theFirst Evangelical Free Church inChicago on March 30, 2013.
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Garden classes to be held in Mission
Master Gardeners, RosebudExtension and Sinte GleskaGreenhouse will be presenting aseries of garden classes at theSGU Library during April, Mayand June. Now is the time to beplanning your site, getting yourseeds and preparing your soil. Wecan help you make your plans for ahealthier production. The firstclass will be April 15 at 6:30 to8:00. You will go home with a goodidea of what you can do to makeyour garden grow better vegeta-bles; learn what vegetable vari-eties do well in this area and aplan on how to plant your veg-etable garden. April 22 will be a session about,no till gardening, lasagna garden-ing, using containers, organic andspecialized techniques to makeyour gardening practices easier,with less work, less weeds and lesswater.May sessions are scheduled forMay 13 and 20. We are excitedabout this year’s plans for commu-nity gardens and invite everyoneto attend the classes. Similarclasses to be held in White River.Question may be directed to SDSURosebud Extension 605-856-2198.
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Catholic Church of St. Martin
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Okaton Evangelical Free Church
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Messiah Lutheran Church
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Community Bible Church
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Unions Or Unity?by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam
Here is a company of Bible-believing Christians joined together in, let us say, an evangelistic endeavor. All are trusting in the shed blood of Christ forsalvation, though some are Baptists, some Presbyterians, some Episcopalians and some represent other denominations.Are all these believers one? Yes, in Christ, for “there is one body” (Eph. 4:4).What united them? The “one baptism” (Eph. 4:5) by which the Holy Spirit unites all believers to Christ and to each other: “For by one Spirit are weall baptized into one body whether we be Jews or Gentiles…” (I Cor. 12:13).Yet these same believers, all trusting in the finished work of Christ for salvation, remain sadly divided as far as fellowship in the work of the Lord isconcerned. They may have blessed fellowship in their evangelistic endeavor, but at its conclusion they go back to their mutually exclusive church organ-izations.The reason? Basically it is that they have confused “the gospel of the kingdom,” proclaimed by Christ on earth and His twelve apostles, with “thegospel of the grace of God,” proclaimed by the ascended, glorified Lord through the Apostle Paul (Acts 20:24; Eph. 3:1-3).Striving over baptismal modes and meanings, most of them still require their particular forms of baptism for entrance into their churches, whileexplaining at the same time that the ceremony has no saving value and that it is not required by God for entrance into the true Church.Can’t we stop being Presbyterians, Baptists and Methodists and just be Christians? Why should the Church of Christ remain divided and weak, whenGod says:“WE BEING MANYARE ONE BODYIN CHRIST, AND EVERYONE MEMBERS ONE OF ANOTHER” (Rom. 12:5).
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Gleanings fromthe Prairie
There was a good crowd onhand to hear the presentation of a portion of the great oratorio byGeorge F. Handel, “Messiah”.The director, pianist and singersall did a commendable job as theyshared this arrangement of thismagnificent piece of music.I thought it would be good toshare something about the manand the music, as I have beenhumming different refrains fromit since having this opportunityto listen to it once again. According to the EncyclopediaBritannica, George F. Handel(1685-1759), was a German-Eng-lish composer, who, along withhis contemporary Johann Sebast-ian Bach, is recognized as one of the two greatest composers of thelate baroque age.Handel was apublic figure for most of his lifeand was not forgotten on hisdeath.While he made important con-tributions in nearly every field of music, Handel was primarily acomposer for the theater, first inItalian opera, later in Englishoratorio.His most famous orato-rio, Messiah, has become anobject of reverence in manyChristian, especially Protestant,communities.Beethovenacclaimed him as “the master of us all.”Handel composed Messiah in1741 in 24 days, from August 22to September 14.It was first per-formed at a concert given forcharitable purposes at Dublin,Ireland, on April 13, 1742, Han-del conducting the performancein person.One author has this to sayabout Handel’s Messiah:“Itcould only have come forth in asetting where the Bible stood atthe center.Even the order of theselections follows with extremeaccuracy the Bible’s teachingabout the Christ as the Messiah.For example, Handel did not putthe ‘Hallelujah Chorus’at theend, but in its proper place in theflow of the past and future histo-ry of Christ.Many modern per-formances often place it at theend as a musical climax, butHandel followed the Bible’steaching exactly and placed it atthat future historic momentwhen the Bible says Christ willcome back to rule upon the earth--- at that point where the Bibleprophetically (in the Book of Rev-elation) puts the cry of ‘King of kings and Lord of lords!’” Yes, Handel’s Messiah is amagnificent oratorio.But theLORD JESUS CHRIST is themagnificent LORD of WhomHandel wrote.Handel took hismessage for Messiah directlyfrom Scripture.“Behold theLamb of God.” “All we like sheephave gone astray.”“Lift up yourheads, O ye gates.”“Hallelujah!for the Lord God omnipotentreigneth.”“Worthy is the Lambthat was slain.”“Amen.”If you have never listened tothe entire Messiah by Handel, Iwould encourage you to do so(with an open Bible possible).Rewarding!
by Pastor Alvin L. GwinCommunity Bible Church, Murdo
Handel’s “Messiah”
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Operation: Military Kids to honor military children
 April marks the nation's“Month of the Military Child,” atime to honor military youth in ourcommunities.In tribute, the State 4-H Foun-dation, in concert with the SouthDakota’s Operation: Military Kids(OMK) Program, is inviting every-one to join in on April 12 and bepart of the Purple Up! For MilitaryKids Day taking place across thestate. Everyone is encouraged towear purple on that date, as a tan-gible way to show support andthanks to all military children fortheir strength and sacrifices.“Purple is the color that symbol-izes all branches of the military, acombination of Army green, CoastGuard blue, Air Force blue,Marine red and Navy blue,” saidSheila Troxel Snyder, OMK StateCoordinator. “OMK hopes every-one will take this opportunity toappreciate and celebrate theseyoung heroes and make it possiblefor military kids to visually wit-ness the support of their communi-ty.”Operation: Military Kids (OMK)is an ongoing, dynamic program tosupport and promote the childrenof military service professionals,before, during and after deploy-ment. OMK is a collaborativeeffort between the U.S. Army,South Dakota 4-H, AmericanLegion, and Boys and Girls Clubsof America. Its purpose is to pro-vide local community support forthe children of service women andmen from South Dakota. TheSouth Dakota Cooperative Exten-sion Service administers the pro-gram and its offices are located atSouth Dakota State University’sWest River Agricultural Center inRapid.For more information, pleasecontact Troxel Snyder at theSDSU West River AG Center at605-394-2236.
County Commissioners discusshiring another full time employee
The April County Commission-er’s meeting was held Tuesday, April 2. Those attending included:Monte Anker, Helen Louder, SteveIwan, John Brunskill, TrudyHurst, Angie Kinsley, KrystiBarnes, Anita Fuoss, PaulThomas, Bruce Royer, John Weberand Karlee Barnes. Angie Kinsley addressed thecommissioners and explainedwhat the local 4-H club had beendoing and what is on their agendafor the next few months.She explained that the PrairieRangers will be participating inthe Purple Up for Military Kidsprogram through the State 4-HFoundation. On April 20, the clubwill be participating in a photogra-phy workshop. June and July willbe busy months for the PrairieRangers as they will be participat-ing in a fish relocation program, aNo Child Left Behind programwith the Game Fish and Parks, acultural program that includeslearning about crafts and foodfrom other cultures, among otheractivities.Kinlsey told the commissionersthat she is having issues with herwork computer and inquired aboutthe possibility of purchasing a newone. She has done some researchand has an idea of what she needs. Anker agreed with her request.Fuoss then addressed the com-missioners. She had been asked toattend the meeting to discuss theNational Flood Insurance Pro-gram. She said that the countywould take on a lot of administra-tion and record keeping duties if they participated in the program.The commissioners asked her per-sonal and professional opinion onthe matter, and she said that shewould recommend not participat-ing.Hurst was next to speak to thecommissioners. She said thatRoyer had mentioned hiringanother county employee. Ankersaid that he was against hiringanother full time employee. Hesaid that they would keep Hurst inmind if an opening should comeup. Hurst said she wouldn’t mindworking part time.Barnes, representing the City of Murdo, spoke with the commis-sioners about the law enforcementissue. She told them about thecity’s plans to write a letter toelected officials requesting addi-tional highway patrolmen. Sheasked if the city and county couldget together at some point to writesomething up. Anker said hethought it would be a good idea.Sheriff Weber brought moreinformation about the purchase of a new law enforcement vehicle. Healso said he had spoken with TerryDeuter from Kadoka about work-ing one to two days per month inMurdo on an as needed basis. Hesuggested paying Deuter $15 perhour. Weber said he would makesure the appropriate paperworkwas taken care of in the process. Anker then made a motion topurchase a new law enforcementvehicle.Paul Thomas was next on theagenda with new business involv-ing the approval of four propertyplats, as Thomas has recently soldland. The plats were approved,then the meeting went into execu-tive session.Royer’s road updates were onthe agenda following the executivesession. Anker asked Royer if hehad any leads on part-time helpfor the summer. Royer told thecommissioners that he thinks thecounty needs another full timeemployee. He said that the countyhas the equipment to keep anotherfull time employee busy. He alsosaid that there was no way thecounty could hire somebody oncontract cheaper than they couldhire another full time employee. Anker asked about the possibil-ity of hiring a college student, butRoyer said that might be difficultas anyone they hire would need tohave a CDL. Anker commentedthat he thinks the current countyemployees are under paid. Royersaid he would be out of commissionfor most of the summer, as he iscurrently nursing a broken ankle,and will have work done on hisback and shoulder as soon as he ishealed.
Stop tilling for abetter garden soil
by Donna AdrianSDSU Master Gardener You can save work and havebetter garden soil if you stop till-ing. It is difficult to get rid of theold idea of tilling deep and fre-quent, such hard work only bringsup more weed seeds and destroysthe microorganisms in the soilthat break down the roots whichmakes rich garden soil. Tilling alsocreates a hardpan; let the earthworms do the fertilizing, instead of chopping them up with the tiller orhoe.So now you are asking what todo with the weeds? The answer isto just start adding mulch andcover them up. Mulch can come inmany different forms such as card-board, shredded paper, newspaper(without color print) just soakthem with water and add grassclippings, wood chips, straw, barkor hay on top, I have even carpet-ed some of my walkways. We herein rural South Dakota have anadvantage, because there isalways well rotten manure avail-able, or an old stack yard nearbyto gather hay mulch left over fromlast winter’s haystacks, lots of grass clippings, dried leaves,kitchen scraps and all the otherthings that can be added that wereonce a living plant, and it doesn’tcost a bit. If weeds come throughyou don’t have the mulch thickenough, add more--- up to 8-10inches, and keep a supply at theedge of the yard, to keep addingmore. This takes a little moreeffort in the spring, but eliminatesa lot of work the rest of the sum-mer, and your plants will love it,especially when it is 110 degreesand thirty mile hour south wind.With the prediction of anotherdrought year, your garden plantscan be much happier with someprotections for their roots, plus theworms and microorganisms arebusy at work under the mulchmaking you more and better soil,otherwise if it is dry and parchedon top of the soil the worms andtheir companions are driven deep-er into the ground. Another plus isthe worms make holes in the soilso water can permeate into the soilinstead of running off. Keepadding your much year aroundand eventually build your soil in toa rich loam your plants will pro-duce and thrive in. If you havequestions on how to manage yourgarden, you can emailadrians@gwtc.net.

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