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Number 23Volume 107June 6, 2013
Local 4-H participates in Jones County Youth in Action Day
The Jones County Youth In Action Day was held at the ParishTech Center in Murdo, SD on May31, 2013.Fourteen 4-H’ers talked theirway through public presentationsincluding Demonstrations, PublicSpeaking and Illustrated Talks.Demonstrations allow the presen-ter to show an accurate step-by-step process of actions that resultin a finished product.Receiving ribbons in this cate-gory were Sr. Kathlene Boyle witha blue ribbon demonstration on“How to Make Slush.” Receiving aTop Purple ribbon in the Jr. divi-sion was Austin Olson with “Mak-ing Your Own Sports Drinks.” Inthe Beginner division, WyattOlson received the Top Purpleaward for “Loom Bead.” OtherPurple ribbon beginners wereMesa Roghair for a demonstrationon “How to Make Kool Aid” andSeth Schoon of Mellette County forhis demonstration on “How toGather, Clean and Sort Eggs.”Blue ribbon winners were DylanFuoss who showed us how to makea Wood Picture, Madelyn Host forher demonstration on “Glow in theDark Fairies,” and AnnaleeRoghair’s demonstration on“Smoothies.”Illustrated Talks show howsomething is accomplished using acombination of speaking about thesubject and using visual aids. Jr.Jacob Birkeland explained “4-H Archery Divisions” to the audienceand received a Top Purple ribbonfor his effort while Matthew Birke-land illustrated “The Parts of aBow” and earned a Top Purple inthe Beginner Division.4-H’ers entering the PublicSpeaking Contest were Jr. MollyDowling with an oral history of Johnny Cash. For her efforts shereceived the Top Purple award. Jr.Jake Dowling was awarded a pur-ple ribbon for his speech andpower-point about TasmanianDevils and Beginner Ty Fuoss,dressing the part, told aboutJames Scotty Philip and how hesaved the buffalo which earned Tya blue ribbon.Throughout the day, a Con-sumer Decision Making contestwas held in which youth wereasked to rank possible purchasesand be able to give reasons as towhy they placed their purchasesthe way they did. The classes judged were Flash Drives, Laun-dry Detergent, Toothpaste, Sav-ings Accounts and Digital Cam-eras. The results of this contestwill be available in an upcomingpaper.Following a short lunch break,4-H’ers fired up their ovens, stovesand grills for the Iron Chef Compe-tition. Sr. Kathlene Boyle madeStreamlined Chimichanga’s.Those in the Jr. 4-H divisionwere Jacob Birkeland who grilledSteak Kabobs, Morgan Feddersenwho made Crescent BBQ Squares,and Austin Olson who preparedGrandma Sue’s Porcupine Balls.Beginner 4-H members cookingwere Matthew Birkeland with hisLean Hamburger Taco’s, Ty Fuosswho baked a Taco Braid, andWyatt Olson with Uncle Chad'sChip Dip. All seven cooks werepresented with blue ribbons forthe afternoons work.The Iron Chef Competitionallows aspiring chefs 75 minutesto prepare a dish using a “special”ingredient chosen by the 4-H Par-ents and Leaders Association. Thecontestants are judged on theirknowledge of nutrition, personalgrooming, skill in measuring, foodpreparation technique, taste andeye appeal. The special ingredientused this year was beef and had tobe used in each dish prepared. Thebeef used was purchased with agrant through the South DakotaBeef Council. Watch for more beef promotion at Achievement Days.
Iron Chef Competitors 
Pictured from left to right - Matthew Birkeland, Ty Fuoss, Jacob Birkeland, Kathlene Boyle, Morgan Feddersen, Wyatt Olson and AustinOlson. Photos continued on page 5.
Courtesy photos 
Madelyn Host Molly Dowling Iron Chef 
Kathlene Boyle measuring an ingredient for herStreamlined Chimichanga dish.
Archery tournament provides lifetime memories for family
 A sixth grade student fromMurdo represented South Dakotaat the National Archery in theSchools Program (NASP) Tourna-ment in Louisville, Kentucky. After winning the top award inhis division at the South DakotaNASP Tournament, Jacob Birke-land had the honor of representingthe state at the national NASPtournament. The national tourna-ment was held on May 10-12.“It was an overwhelming expe-rience with all the people there,”Birkeland said. “I started archeryso I could learn how to shoot a bowand go deer hunting and now I’mshooting with 10,000 other kids ina national tournament.”NASP is sponsored by theGame, Fish and Parks Depart-ment.“Game, Fish & Parks congratu-lates Jacob on his outstanding per-formance at the national NASPtournament,” Jason Kool, GFPNASP Coordinator, said. “Jacobexemplifies the type of youngambassador for our state thateveryone can be proud of.”When asked about his future inarchery, Jacob said “I want to con-tinue to participate in state,national and maybe even theworld tournament and I still can’twait to go deer hunting!”The national tournament was afamily affair for the Birkeland’s.Jacob’s mother, father and brotheralso traveled to Louisville to watchhim compete. “We made memoriesto last a lifetime,” said Jacob’sfather, Jeff. “It was a great learn-ing experience for the kids and agreat little vacation for mom anddad.”Jacob competed at the highestlevel at the Louisville tournament.With approximately 10,000archers competing in the nationalevent, Jacob finished in the topthree percent of all age divisionswith a score of 282 out of 300. Inthe elementary division, Jacobplaced 25th and 18th among allsixth graders.More information on NASP canbe found on the web at www.nas-parchery.com.
NASP Tournament 
Jones County archer Jacob Birkelandrepresented South Dakota in the National Archery in SchoolsProgram Tournament.
Highest level competi- tion 
Jacob Birkeland con-centrates on his target at theNational Archery in theSchools Program Tournament.
Jones County Caring andSharing to host fundraising walk
Registration space available inyouth Jackrabbit Nurse Camp
The South Dakota State Uni-versity College of Nursing invitesmiddle and high school students todiscover career options for helpingothers at the Jackrabbits NurseCamp at the West River Campusin Rapid City or at a designatedlocation in Sturgis.Registration space is still avail-able. To register, call BarbaraOgaard at 605-394-5390 or 1-888-819-1725.Camps are divided according toage and take place in June andJuly.Students, age 11 to 13, canattend the middle school nursingcamp from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.,Tuesday and Wednesday, June 18and 19 in Sturgis, or Thursdayand Friday, June 20 and 21, orTuesday and Wednesday, July 9and 10 both in Rapid City. Young people, ages 14 to 18, canparticipate in a Rapid City HighSchool nursing camp from 8 a.m.to noon, Monday through Thurs-day, June 10 to 13, and 8 a.m. to 2p.m., Friday, June 14.The camps will offer hands-onexperience in nursing using life-like simulation models. Partici-pants can also talk to health-careproviders to learn more aboutopportunities in the nursing pro-fession.For more information, callOgaard or email her atBarbara.Ogaard@sdstate.edu.Jones County Caring and Shar-ing will once again be hosting awalk to raise funds to help JonesCounty residents with the costs of medical expenses incurred due to acancer diagnosis.The walk will be Saturday, June15 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at thefootball field in Murdo. Handmadequilts will be raffled at the eventalso to help with fundraisingefforts.Thanks to the generosity of local businesses, individuals,memorials to loved ones and theJones County Community Foun-dation, Caring and Sharing hasbeen able to contribute $10,000 todate to help victims of all types of cancer.Caring and Sharing is a cancersupport group that helps cancervictims in Jones County. Thisfundraiser will be to provide fund-ing specifically for travel, food andlodging for victims in treatment.Pledge sheets may be picked upfrom Pastor Greenseth or PastorHazen. All funds raised will stayin Jones County.
Jones County News
Murdo Coyote • June 6, 2013 •
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Murdo Coyote – Murdo, SD
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Local News
by Jody Lebeda •669-2526 • jody1945@gmail.com
On Saturday June 1, Trace,Karen and Terry Dowling attend-ed the memorial services forcousin Kay (Gallimore) McGintyin Hill City. She was the daughterof Dorothy (Dowling) Gallimore.Luke and Sawyer Dowling arethe proud parents of the earlyarrival of a baby girl born on June3 in Pierre. Her name is EmryJean and weighed six pounds andis 18-1/2 inches long. Grandpar-ents sharing in the joy are Bernieand Chloe Stulken of Selby andTrace and Karen Dowling of Drap-er. Congratulations to all!We wanted moisture and wehave been getting it. The countryis so nice and green now.Nelva and Janet Louder spentlast Tuesday in Pierre. Janet hada therapy session and then toParkwood for coffee and visitswith Mona Sharp, Ken Halligan, Arlyne Brown and Lillian Sev-eryn. Lillian’s son, Dan, was alsothere to visit with her.Following the Memorial Dayservice and dinner, Alice Horsleyvisited Bonne Dowling and girls,Sophie and Maggie.Slight mixup in last weeks’news: Ray and Shirley Vik were atMargaret and Greg Rankin’swhen Roger Vik and daughterPatti were there. It ended up inthe wrong Rankin gathering.Esther Magnuson and KathieMason spent last Friday in RapidCity. Kathie kept an appointmentand I guess there was a littleshopping. I’m sure there musthave been a little eating, too.On Sunday at the Magnusonfarm, there seemed to be a crowdthere working cattle. Terri Pelleand Heather Whitney brought infood for the group, plus helpedwith the cattle.Margie Boyle left for LaCrosse,Wis., on May 21. She spent theweek with daughter Brenda andJames Murray, Sam and Ben.While there she helped grandsonSam celebrate his fourth birthdaywith a party that included his lit-tle friends; his grandpa, GaryBoyle of Gillette, Wyo.; and otherrelatives. Margie enjoyed her timespoiling those grandsons andreturned home on May 29.Lila Mae Christian left afterchurch on May 19 for Valpraiso,Neb., where she met daughter Patof Rapid City at the home of Codyand Shanna Potters. Pat hadspent a few days there. Fromthere, the two went onto Lindsey,Okla., for the graduation of grand-daughter/niece Kaylyn Ricke fromhigh school on May 23. A party forher was held on Saturdayevening. Kaylyn is the daughter of Delores and Kevin. Lila Mae andPat traveled through where theMoore tornado went –hard tobelieve the damage. Theyreturned home on Memorial Day.Karen Authier, Pierre, spentSunday with Mom MargaretRankin and brother Greg.Casey and Gavin Miller visitedGrandma Janet and GrandpaNelva Louder Saturday afternoon.Gavin will be playing his first t-ball game on Monday.Following church Sunday, Pas-tor and Jane Hazen, Rosa LeeStyles, Margie Boyle, Alice Hors-ley, Lila Mae Christian, and Nelvaand Janet Louder had dinnertogether at a cafe in Murdo.The Kadoka rest home broughtDwight Louder to the dentist inMurdo on Thursday. Dorothy andDarin met him there for a visit.Nelva and Janet Louder spentMonday in Pierre. They stoppedin and had visits with Lillian Sev-eryn and Arlyne Brown. Clint andBev Roberts were also there visit-ing. They also got in a chat withKen Halligan.Donna Kinsley, Beth, Graceand Josie Mertens attended bap-tismal services for Camden Erik-son, son of Chris and Alicia Erik-son, on Sunday, June 2.Ray and Janice Pike headed forthe hills on Tuesday of last week.They spent the days camping andkept a couple of appointments.The highlight of the week wasattending the Cressy reunion onSaturday. It was held at the homeof Robin (Cressy) and Todd Eddynear Johnson Siding. Approxi-mately 60 people enjoyed apotluck supper and a time of rem-iniscing. Some you may know thatwere there were: Jr. and LeoneCressy; their daughter, Donnaand Tim Hoard; Bob Rankin;Gene and Carol Cressy; PattyCressy; Kathy and Lonny Roth;Jake Cressy, daughter and friend. A good time was had. The Pikesreturned home on Sunday.Kayla Hoag and girls Sydneyand Alexis of Aberdeen arrived atKim and Tony Schmidt’s home onMonday to spent a few days sothat grandpa and grandma canspoil the girls. As I was gone all day on Mon-day, I missed many of you thisweek. If you have news, give me acall at 669-2696, email the Coyoteat coyoteads@gwtc.net or call theCoyote office at 669-2271.
Exercise room notice
In order to improve the securi-ty of the high school building,beginning on May 28 all fitnessfacilities will be accessible witha key card only. If you do notcurrently have a card, you maystop at the High School Office tosign a waiver and purchase acard for $15.Insurance purposes requireall users of the fitness facilitiessign a Policy Waiver andRelease. All existing key cardshave already been deactivated.In order to reactivate your card,you will need to stop at the HighSchool Office and sign therelease form. There will be noadditional charge for existingcard holders and you do notneed to bring your card in toreactivate it, you simply need tosign the waiver.Call the high school at 669-2258 with any questions or toverify our summer hours.
Open AA meetings
Thursdays 8:00 p.m. at theEast Commons. Call 530-0371or 280-7642.
For Al–Anon meetings call669-2596 for time and place.
J.C. School Board
The Jones County School Dis-trict #37-3 will hold theirmonthly meeting Monday, June10 at 8 p.m. at the high schoollibrary. The public is encouragedto attend.
Caring and Sharing
The Caring and Sharing can-cer support group will meet onMonday, June 10 at 7 p.m. at theMessiah Lutheran Church. Any-one whose life has been touchedby cancer is welcome to partici-pate.
Farmers Market
The Farmers Market will beheld next week, June 11 from 5-7 p.m. at the open lot north of the Senior Citizen Center onmain street.
Soil Health Workshop
On June 17 from 6:00 p.m. to8:00 p.m. a soil health workshopwill be held at the Dan ParishTechnology Center (behind theMurdo Auditorium). Demonstra-tion of rain simulator and a visitto the Nix Ranch will round outthe workshop. More details willbe in the Murdo Coyote nextweek.
Trading Pages Library
The Trading Pages Library atthe Murdo Coyote is open Mon-day through Wednesday from 9a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday asopen. There are many new booksavailable. Stop in and check oneout.
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. PLEASE KEEP INMIND, if you charge for anevent, we must charge youfor an ad!
Coyote News Briefs
East Side News
by Janet Louder •
The following was received fromWalt Anderson:
Just a follow-upnote to let you know that Mom(Marge Anderson) has a new roomnumber at the Philip NursingHome. Her new address is now:Marjorie Anderson, Philip HealthServices, Inc., Room 124B - Nurs-ing Home, PO Box 790, Philip,S.D. 57567. Mother can still bereached by phone at (605) 859-2251. Mother has really appreciat-ed the cards, phone calls, and per-sonal visits, and she wants to leteveryone know how she appreci-ates each and every one of you foryour caring spirits and for takingthe time to remember her. She isdoing quite well on her recovery,but it will be some time before thebroken arm allows her to start toregain her earlier independence.We’ll be sure to update you on hercondition as time goes on.Teresa Palmer went to Midlandon Friday spending the night withher sister, Christine Niedan. Sat-urday morning, they attended the100th anniversary of the LutheranChurch in Midland. Following aprogram and potluck, they visitedwith other family members.On Sunday afternoon, TeresaPalmer and Christine Niedanwent to Philip to attend the recep-tion for Pastor Kathy Chesney.They enjoyed visiting with Kathy,along with Margie Peters andJackie Fosheim who were in atten-dance. Also noted there were sev-eral friends of Kathy’s from WhiteRiver.Helen McMillan and Carrie Lol-ley went to Huron on Wednesdayand Thursday to see a dancerecital in which Carla and ChrisHruby’s children were partici-pants.Julia Broeacher had companyon Saturday; Kristian and JosiahEllendorf from Tea stopped for avisit on their way to the BlackHills. Julia enjoyed getting to seeher great-great grandkids, Truettand Reese.Jim Kinsley and his son,Christopher, are spending somedays here helping with odd jobs forJean and Kip Kinsley.Diana and Scotty Gibson fromMiller stopped in at the home of Tom and Jody Lebeda on Friday.They were on their way to RapidCity to spend the weekend.Marci and Renee Farmer cameto spend a couple of days visitinggrandma and grandpa for a day ortwo.I have been extra busy with mycompany and the bedding plantsso news this week is very short.God willing I will do better nextweek.May Mednansky, age 91 of White River, S.D., died Thursday,May 30, 2013, at the Maryhouse inPierre.Juanita “May” Shouldis Med-nansky was born to Charles andMary A. (Atkins) Shouldis, Decem-ber 12, 1921, in Mellette County.May married Clarence Mednan-sky in Valentine, Neb., September16, 1940. Three children were bornto this union: Audrey (Ed) Bur-nette, Pierre, Rodney (Oleta) Med-nansky and Janice Ellis, WhiteRiver. From there the family grewto include grandchildren, Angela(David) Aud, Great Mills, Md.,Guy (Michele) Burnette, Califor-nia, Md., Sonya (Josh) Feaster,Tucson, Ariz., Justin (Dena) Med-nansky, Richard Mednansky andDuane Mednansky, White River,Chad (Margarita) Ellis, Mexico,and Tricia Shedeed, Otter Tail,Minn.; great-grandchildren, Joey,Brandy, Bailey, Sage, Taylor,Sharissa, Ashton, Logan, Justin,Kade, Alexandra, Michelle,Nathan, Lauren, Kaise, Adam,Matthew, James and Alana; andproud to have Nova Maylynn asher great-great-granddaughter.May barely answered to beingcalled Juanita but loved beingcalled Mom, Grandma, GrandmaGreat, Aunt or Auntie May. Maysometimes spelled with an “e”,sometimes with a “y”, just to keepus on our toes. When asked aboutdoing something here lately, hercome back would be, “Well, I’mONLY 91!” She loved her familyand friends, going to the grand-kids’ programs, concerts andgames. She loved seeing the sunand moon rise and set, workingwith the livestock, admiring thebirds and flowers and all thatnature provided.May was a sweet, hardworking,quiet country girl. She worked sideby side with Clarence on the farm/ranch as well as maintaining thehouse and preparing the greatestmeals. The farm was a vacationspot to many nieces and nephewsgrowing up and later to her grand-children. Moving from “home” totown was a big adjustment forboth May and Clarence. After moving to town, sheenjoyed bird watching and neigh-bor watching! She knew whatevery bird was and what everyneighbor was doing. She was look-ing forward to sitting on her newdeck this summer and had plansfor flowers she would be able toenjoy as she soaked up the sun-shine. May loved playing canasta,solitaire, embroidering and cro-cheting. May embroidered towelsthat are raffled off at the Mednan-sky family reunion and has themready for this year!May was an active and proudmember of the Cottonwood Ladies Aide and so enjoyed her monthlyouting. She often took a quarterrather than a dime for lunch –thebig spender she was! May camehome full of news and reported onwhat lunch consisted of and, of course, wasn't really hungry forsupper that night.May fought a courageous battlebut was overcome by kidney andcongestive heart failure. She wasone tough, brave woman to theend!May was preceded in death byher husband, Clarence, her par-ents and her brothers and sisters,as well as many special Shouldisand Mednansky in-laws.Services were held Tuesday,June 4, at the White River Com-munity Events Center with PastorCraig Marshall officiating.Music was provided by LindaBlom with special music by great-grandson, Sage Mednansky.Guest book attendants wereBarb “Susie” Ketel and MichelleWhitted. Ushers were Charles“Pete” Shouldis and Bill Sinclair.Pallbearers were Justin, Richardand Duane Mednansky, BruceBoyd, Kevin Kusick and Dale“Bobby” Wooden Knife. Honorarypallbearers were the CottonwoodLadies Aide members and all of May’s family and friends.Interment was in the WhiteRiver Cemetery. A memorial has been estab-lished. Arrangements were with theRush Funeral Home of Philip.Her online guestbook is avail-able at www.rushfuneralhome.com
 May Mednansky_______________________________
West Side News
Henry and Elaine Roghair, Meland Clarice Roghair and JessieLynn all drove to Midland Sundayevening to hear Larry and GloriaLundstrom in concert at the citypark. The music was great, themessage inspiring and the humorfun. Old timers will rememberwhen the Lundstroms performedas a big family around the coun-try. We were sad to learn thatLowell and Connie Lundstrom aredeceased, but rejoice that they arenow part of heaven’s band.
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Church and Community
Murdo Coyote • June 6, 2013 •
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Catholic Church of St. Martin
502 E. Second St., Murdo, S.D. • Father Gary Oreshoski
Saturday Mass: 6 p.m.St. Anthony’s Catholic Church
Draper, S.D. • Father Gary Oreshoski
Sunday Mass: 8:30 a.m.Draper United Methodist Church
Pastor Rick Hazen
Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.Murdo United Methodist Church
Pastor Rick Hazen • Corner of E. 2nd and Jefferson Ave.
Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m. and Fellowship Time •
Sunday School: 10:30 a.m.United Methodist Women: 1st Wednesday at 2 p.m. • ALL WELCOME!
Okaton Evangelical Free Church
Okaton I–90 Exit 183 • Pastor Gary McCubbin • 605–837–2233 (Kadoka)
Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. (CT) •
Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. (CT)
Messiah Lutheran Church
308 Cedar, Murdo, S.D. • Pastor Ray Greenseth
Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. •
Sunday School: 10 a.m. • Bible Study: Tuesday 7 a.m.Thursday 9:30 a.m. • Midweek: Wednesday 3:15 p.m.
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
Draper, S.D. • Pastor Ray Greenseth
Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. •
Bible Study: Wednesday 9 a.m.
Community Bible Church
410 Washington, Murdo, S.D. • Pastor Alvin Gwin • 669–2600
Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Sunday School: 9:45 a.m.Wed. Night Bible Study: 7 p.m.
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Imitatorsby Pastor John Fredericksen
A few weeks ago, when our grandson was about 27 months old, we noticed him doing something incredibly cute. He had put on his daddy’s flip-flops(a size 12) and was proudly walking around the room with a big smile on his face. He has become a great, natural imitator of what he hears us say and seesus doing. This got me to thinking that even we adults usually imitate someone.Once Israel was in their promised land, “the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, Nay; but we will have a king over us; that wealso may be like all the nations…” (I Sam. 8:19-20). This was an unwise decision on the part of Israel. God had been governing them through a series of  judges who represented the Lord. These judges certainly were not perfect, but this had been God’s design. Jehovah’s response to their virtual demand toSamuel to give them a king was, “they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them” (I Sam. 8:7).This pattern of imitating the world later worsened. “They rejected His [the Lord’s] statutes, and His covenant…and became vain, and went after the hea-then that were round about them, concerning whom the Lord had charged them, that they should not do like them” (II Kings 17:15). Throughout the OldTestament, God’s people frequently became too close and familiar with the lost people around them. In the case of Lot, he first pitched his tent toward Sodombut before long he was living within the city and had completely lost his testimony. In other instances, Israel made treaties with the heathen nations, beganto intermarry with them, and in short order began to worship their false gods. They were imitating the wrong things and the wrong people.This same danger is still entrapping many believers in our day. Far too often, we are unduly influenced by the way the lost in our society talk, dress,think, and by what they embrace as acceptable, even when these things are clearly displeasing to the Lord. We believers are too often caught in the trap of being overly occupied with sports, recreation, leisure time, and hobbies to the neglect of spiritual things and the Lord’s local work. The Lord has somethingfar better in mind for us, and someone far better to imitate.The Lord tells us in Romans 12:2: “Be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is thatgood, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” As believers, our lives are to be so transformed that there is a marked difference between us and the unsaved.Our standard ought not to be what the world is doing, or what the latest fad dictates. Our standard should be what would please and honor the Lord. Thereis no virtue in being weird, strange, or odd. These things do not enhance our testimony or effectiveness as a representative of the Lord Jesus Christ. Nonethe-less, we believers should be different from the world in many ways.Believers do have someone they should be imitating. We should “mark them [godly believers] which walk so as ye have us for an ensample” (Phil. 3:17).Godly, knowledgeable Christians who followed Paul as he followed Christ and are fervent in their walk with Christ are the ones we should imitate.
Two minutes with the bible 
Jones County Weather 
“For God so LOVED the worldthat He gave His One and only Sonthat whoever believes in Him shallnot perish but have eternal life.” 
John 3:16Mary's mother was called over toa sick neighbor. Since her motherwas not through washing dishes,Mary decided to finish the dishesas a surprise. May did not knowexactly how it happened, but crashwent one of her mother's best dish-es!By the time, Mary finished thedishes, she had decided that shewould not say anything to hermother. “Maybe mother won'tnotice!” she thought.The rest of the day, Mary did notfeel like eating. She did not enjoyplaying with her friends. At nightshe could not sleep.Finally she went downstairs toher mother who was doing dishes,and she cried as though her heartwould break. Her mother let hercry. Her loving mother was waitingfor one thing --- for her daughter totell the truth.“Mother, I can't sleep,” sobbedMary. “I have to tell you something.Today when I washed the dishes, Ibroke a plate from the good set.Will you forgive me?”How glad Mary's mother was asshe hugged her little girl! Of course, I will,” she said. “You're abrave little girl to come to tell me.It wasn't easy to tell mother youhad broken the plate. But now, howgood we both feel that you cameand told me. Next time come rightaway. When you tell mother you'resorry and ask for forgiveness,everything is right again. Now letus go to God for His forgiveness too,and then you can go to bed andsleep well.”It is like that at church...we sinduring the week, we come tochurch to confess our sins and haveour sins forgiven.Mary's heart was glad when hermom forgave her after she con-fessed her sin. God too forgives uswhen we come to Him and confessour sins,,,and it is also somethingwe should do..when we sin againstpeople. We should go to them andask for forgiveness...and prayerful-ly they will forgive us. And then when we come up to theLORD'S Table and eat and drinkHis Body and Blood for the forgive-ness of our sins...how happy weshould be that we are forgiven.Many times I have heard peoplesay why is the Pastor so happydoing communion....and I will tellthem it is for forgiveness of sinsand we should be happy that Godhas forgiven us and we shouldrejoice....and as we leave theLORD'S Table we should be smil-ing and rejoice in what a lovingGod and Savior that we have...For God so LOVED the worldthat He have His One and only Sonthat whoever believes in Him haseternal life. And that indeed issomething to rejoice about.We pray...Dear Father, how oftenwe have sinned. Help us to trulyconfess our sins to you and to ourneighbor that we have sinnedagainst, and enable to be trulyhappy, be rejoiceful in the forgive-ness that comes through JesusChrist our Savior. In His name wepray. Amen.
by Pastor Ray Greenseth,Messiah/St. Paul Lutheran Churches
“The Forgiveness that Saves”
Chamber Yard of the Week 
The home of Curt and FayeChambliss at 404 E Third St. in Murdo was chosen as the firstweek’s winner for the Murdo Area Chamber of Commerce Yardof the Week. They will receive $25 in Murdo Bucks.~
Photo by Lonna Jackson 
Lutheran VBS 
The first Vacation Bible School of the summer was hosted May 28-30 by theMessiah Lutheran Church. Many students attended for three days of learning and fun.
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Pre-disaster mitigation plan
Please join us for an informa-tional presentation about JonesCounty’s Pre-Disaster MitigationPlan at the Jones County Sports-men’s Club Wednesday June 19,2013 at 7:00 p.m. CT.We do not currently have a haz-ard mitigation plan, which by def-inition is a plan to lessen or elimi-nate the effects of disasters on peo-ple and property. Our County hasentered into agreement withNorthern Tier Consulting LLC todevelop a Pre-Disaster MitigationPlan that will work with Countyand City Governments, the JonesCounty School, Businesses,Churches and Citizens to completeall aspects of hazard identifica-tion.The Multi-Hazard MitigationPlan is a comprehensive resourcedocument that serves many pur-poses, including: enhancing publicawareness and understanding,creating a decision tool for man-agement, promoting compliancewith State and Federal programrequirements, enhancing localpolicies for hazard mitigationcapability, and providing inter- jurisdictional coordination. TheFederal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 requires all local govern-ments to create such a disasterplan in order to qualify for fundingin the future.If you have questions, pleasecontact the Jones County Office of Emergency Management at 669-7101.
At the Murdo Coyote there is no chargefor obituaries, engagementsor wedding announcements!Call us at 669-2271 for details.

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