Jones County News
Murdo Coyote • October 10, 2013 •
Murdo Coyote – Murdo, SD
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Trace and Jean Frost fromBurnett, Wis., visited with Billand Ellen Valburg Saturday andhad lunch with them.Pastor Hazen visited AliceHorsley last Thursday afternoon.Janet heard from Melva andRoger Vik Monday afternoon.They are doing well, just sittingin their big snow bank. They did-n’t lost their electricity butdaughter Patti and Wade Dowl-ing did. She gave the news thattheir granddaughter, AshleyGall, was married September 14in Scotland to Jacob Herman inthe United Church of Christ, fol-lowed with areception/dinner/dance at theBeseda Hall in Tabor. Ashley isthe daughter of Pam and GaryGall. Roger, Melva and Pattiwent to Scotland on Friday forthe wedding and back toSpearfish on Sunday. Congratu-lations to the newlyweds.Melva Vik also reports thatKenny Bartels, formerly of Drap-er and Murdo, has moved into anapartment near them.Dave and Linda Brost spentseveral days recently in Wauna-kee, Wis., with Paul and DeniseBrost and family. While therethey took in two football gamesand, needless to say, lots of visit-ing with grandkids. Janet forgotto ask, but she is thinking thatDave got in some fishing, too.Gene Cressy is a patient atMcKennan Hospital in SiouxFalls. Wife Carol is there withhim. Our get well wishes go outto him.Lila Mae Christian, Shirley Vik, Velma Scott, Lill Seamans,Katherine Patterson, LindaBrost, Esther Magnuson andElaine Meyers listened to thefirst and second graders read tothem; afterwards, some went forcoffee.While in Pierre Tuesday of lastweek, Nelva and Janet Louderstopped in at Parkwood and hadcoffee and a visit with MonaSharp, Ken Halligan, Lillian Sev-eryn and others; also a brief helloto Joyce Nielsen.On Monday of last week Rayand Shirley Vik visited MargaretRankin. Also there was EleanorMiller, so they had a good visitwith her also. Greg Rankin spentlast Thursday and Sunday withhis mom. Other visitors throughthe week were: Kris and DickBradley; Gloria Schmidt; DebbieHolmes; and Steve Hayes.On Friday, September 27 Genand Jodee Liffengren visited RitaSmithburg and her mom, JoyceErnst, in Sturgis. Joyce spent acouple of weeks in Sturgis withRita. While there she got to seeher grandkids and great grand-kids.Susan Hamer spent Sundaywith her mom, Dorothy Louder,and boys.On Monday Dorothy andDarin Louder went to Kadoka tosee Dwight. They saw snow anddead cattle.Last Wednesday Nelva andJanet Louder went to Kadokaand called on Dwight and then toDeanna Byrd’s. They also sawthe Stone girls. From there theywent to the West Central Electricannual meeting and supper.There was a good crowd. Theypresented meter lamps to SheilaHurst and Justin Bryan as theyare retiring. Then a very emo-tional time as they called thefamily of Susie Rankin up: Boband his family; Andy and Jill andfamily; Kati and Drew and fami-ly; Tyler and Chelsee and family;and Susie’s parents, Ray andJanice Pike. They presented ameter lamp to Bob in memory of Susie and for her 21 years of service. A delicious beef supperwas served and many prizes werewon.Following the meeting andsupper Fritz Peters invited Nelvaand Janet Louder to his house forcoffee and a visit. His wife,Margie, was in the Pierre hospi-tal at the time. A lot of old timeswere discussed.South Dakota made nationalnews with the terrible snowstorms in the west and tornadoesin the east. Right here we gotfour inches of rain, a little snowand lots of wind. But Sundaymorning we woke to sunshine forthe PHL bazaar and supper.There was a very good turnout.People came from Pierre, Ken-nebec, Presho, Vivian, Murdo,rural areas, Rapid City, Califor-nia and even saw a car with an Alaska plate. We must have somereally good cooks to draw themhere. With our really good rains,our farmer guys couldn’t workbut could eat. There was a tablefull of really good looking pies, atable of goodies, rugs, etc., andsome good looking stuff on thebake table. The raffle of a paint-ed saw blade by Wanda Mathewswent over big and the winnerwas Robert Styles. The raffle forthe quilt hand made by VelmaScott also had many wanting itand the lucky winner was ColeWaibel of rural Draper. The PHLappreciate all that attended andbought tickets. They had lots of good help and, again, reallylucked out with the weather. Asmost know the Prairie HomeLadies have been around since1908 and are associated with theDraper UMC; and, no, Janet isnot a charter member!Jane Hazen and two friendsfrom Rapid City traveled to Aberdeen on Thursday andattended a Dakota ConferenceUMW meeting. They returned toDraper on Sunday where they joined the supper at the PHLbazaar before returning to RapidCity. Jane and Pastor Rick got inon helping with the bazaar.Nelva and Janet Louder visit-ed at Kelly’s I in Pierre recently.They saw Joyce Ernst, MargaretJuhnke, and Alex and JeanFreier; daughter Sharon was alsothere.Janice Pike turned over anoth-er year on Sunday and had towork at the bazaar. A pizza partywas thrown for her by her grand-kids on Monday evening. Theevent was held at the home of Tyler and Chelsee Rankin andfamily with Bob Rankin; Andyand Jill Rankin and family; Katiand Drew Venard and family;and, of course, hubby Ray help-ing her celebrate. The eveningwas topped off with a favorite of Janice’s, pineapple upside downcake. Happy birthday, Janice.
Notice of closing
The Murdo Post Office LOBBY will be CLOSEDand LOCKEDbeginning at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 12 and will reopen on Tues-day, October 15 at 8:00 a.m. due to floor repair. Sorry for any inconven-ience.
Housing assessment meeting
On November 6, the Chamber is hosting a public meeting regardingthe final report of the housing assessment for Murdo. The public meet-ing will be held at the Turner Community Center at 7 p.m.
J.C. School Board
The Jones County School District #37-3 will hold their monthlymeeting Monday, October 14 at 8:00 p.m. at the high school library.The public is encouraged to attend.
Caring and Sharing
The Caring and Sharing cancer support group will meet on Monday,October 14 at 7:00 p.m. at the Messiah Lutheran Church. Anyonewhose life has been touched by cancer is welcome to participate.
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