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Read Lamentations 3:24-26Many Christians struggle to discipline themselvesin the area of self-gratification. There are so manythings we want right now. And to make matters worse,we usually have the ability to follow through on our de-sires. That's what the entire credit card industry is all about: have it now; pay later.But finances aren't the only area where we get into trouble. Some people are in a hurry to be marriedand therefore make an unwise choice regarding a mate. Others don't even see marriage as necessary andopt for premarital sex instead of waiting for the right person. Or maybe you're just in a hurry to becomesuccessful and well-respected in your career, never giving any thought to whether your pursuit alignswith God's plans for your life.One reason the Lord wants us to wait is to protect us from our own self-destructive ways. Those whocan't say no to their own desires end up enslaved to them. God wants us to be mature believers who havethe character and self-restraint to wait for Him to provide in His perfect time. Because the heavenly Fa-ther is omniscient, He alone knows what's best. You can trust that if He asks you to wait, He has some-thing more wonderful in mind than you could ever provide for yourself.Does anything seem to have a power over you? If so, it may be an area that requires the practice of self-restraint. Yield to the Lord, and submit your desires to Him. Then, begin saying no to temptationsas you wait for God to reveal His will for your life.
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ing, while the audio will be identi-fied as a test.Local emergency response agen-cies may practice their responseprocedures and schools will con-duct safety drills for their students.Individuals do not need to takeany action during the drill, butthey are encouraged to make plansto protect themselves and theirfamilies before storms develop.Don’t wait until the storm isheaded toward you as there won’tbe time. Information about stormsafety is available from countyemergency management offices orvisit the following web sites: TheRapid City National Weather Serv-ice at www.weather.gov/rapidcity,Black Hills Chapter of the Ameri-can Red Cross at www.blackhill-sredcross.org, and the SouthDakota Department of Health atwww.bReadySD.com. A statewide tornado drill will beconducted for South Dakota by theNational Weather Service between9:00 and 9:30 am MDT (10:00 and10:30 a.m. CDT) on Wednesday, April 25. Because the exercise isused to ensure communicationsand warning systems are function-ing properly before storm season,people will see and hear the alertsused for tornadoes.Outdoor warning sirens will besounded in many towns. The sirensmay not be heard inside homes andoffice buildings, as they are in-tended to alert people who are out-doors away from radio or TV.The drill will also include activa-tion of the Emergency Alert Sys-tem, which will interrupt localmedia broadcasts. The publicshould be aware that the scroll ontelevision will look like a real warn-
Tornado warning systems to be tested April 25
A national volunteer network of precipitation observers, or CoCo-RaHS (Community CollaborativeRain Hail & Snow Network) islooking for more volunteers totrack precipitation events acrossSouth Dakota reported State Cli-matologist, Dennis Todey, during arecent iGrow Radio Network inter-view."These are everyday people whoenjoy measuring precipitation andare willing to report that on the in-ternet," he says, of the volunteerswho measure and report after rain,hail and snow events.Despite today's automated technol-ogy, Todey believes local reportingis still essential in tracking thevariability of rainfall."It's a huge benefit to us to havepeople across the state who moni-tor precipitation. The biggest vari-ability in weather across the stateis how precipitation varies. Evenwith all the technology we have, wereally need to have on-groundmeasurements all across the stateto tell us what is really happeningon the ground," he said. "Where wehave heavy rain events, like floodevents, the National Weather Serv-ice has issued flash flood warningsbased on people's reports on howmuch rain fall there was," he said.Todey says volunteer reports canalso be useful in documentingdrought conditions."If people can tell us how manydays they've gone without rainfall,it helps us document drought con-ditions and better support disasterdeclaration because of drought," hesaid.Volunteers willing to be part of the CoCoRaHS network must bewilling to take daily precipitationreadings between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m.and report the events on-line. Theyare asked to use a standard 4-inchdiameter rain gauge and will re-ceive a small bit of training.A March Madness recruitingcampaign is now underway. Tolearn more visit www.cocorahs.orgor contact Todey at (605) 688-5678.For more information on thistopic, visit iGrow.org. The iGrowRadio Network and SDSU Exten-sion bring listeners an informativeshow each day. For more informa-tion on the iGrow Radio Network,or to listen to archived shows, visitwww.igrow.org.
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Gerald P. “Jerry” Kerkvliet _________
Gerald P. “Jerry” Kerkvliet, 70,of Salem passed away on April 12,2012, at the VA Hospital in SiouxFalls, SD.Jerry Kerkvliet was born on No-vember 26, 1941, to John and Eliz-abeth (Koch) Kerkvliet in RockRapids, IA. The family moved toSalem, SD. Jerry received his edu-cation in Salem, graduating fromSt. Mary’s High School. In 1964 heenlisted in the army and served hiscountry overseas for two years. OnJune 15, 1968, he married FayeParke in Kadoka, SD. A year laterhe started trucking and did so untilhis health forced him to retire. Theopen road was his passion.Jerry was a member of St.Mary’s Catholic Church in Salem.He was also a member of the Amer-ican Legion Post 140. He lovedplaying pool and bean-bags, wherehe served as “The Decider” in theKerkvliet family tournaments. Hewas also an avid sports fan and fol-lowed politics religiously. His great-est love of all was for his family,especially his grandchildren. Theywere his greatest joy in life.Jerry is survived by his wife,Faye of Salem, his daughter, Teri(Jed) Kylander, and their children,Ella and Evan, all of HighlandsRanch, CO, a brother, Wayne(Carol) of Ham Lake, MN, threesisters, Sr. Marietta Kerkvliet of Yankton, SD, Donna (Jim) Mullerof Ft. Collins, CO, and Mary Kay(Dave) Butler of Lake Carlos, MN,and many nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by hisparents, John and Elizabeth, histwin brother, Ronald, brother,Michael, brother-in-law, John Nitz,and three nieces, Sarah Nitz,Michelle Davis, and Kristine Mc-Quistion.Funeral mass were held at 10:30a.m. on Monday, April 16, 2012, atSt. Mary’s Catholic Church inSalem. Visitation was held at 12p.m. on Sunday, April 15 with a 3p.m. rosary and a 7 p.m. prayerservice all at Kinzley FuneralHome in Salem. Online guest bookis available at www.kinzleyfh.com
2011 Youth RiskBehavior Survey
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The six priority health-risk be-haviors include: behaviors thatcontribute to unintentional injuriesand violence; tobacco use; alcoholand other drug use; sexual behav-iors that contribute to unintendedpregnancy and sexually transmit-ted diseases (STDs), includinghuman immunodeficiency virus(HIV) infection; unhealthy dietarybehaviors; and physical inactivity.The SD Youth Risk BehaviorSurvey is funded by the Centers forDisease Control and Prevention,and Coordinated School Health,which is a collaboration betweenthe state departments of Educationand Health.To view a complete report, go tohttp://healthyschools.sd.gov andclick on Youth Risk Behavior Sur-vey.Warner said.Warner and other officerstrained their weapons on the manthey believed was the subject of an Amber Alert issued in Iowa. A South Dakota trooper was using anassault rifle, and Warner had ashotgun, according to the parkranger.“I fired the first round of myshotgun,” Warner testified, “andracked the second shell.”Warner said Petersen made sev-eral “erratic” statements and cau-tioned the officer not to employ hisTaser.“He said something to the effectof my day was going to go verybadly, or end very badly,’” Warnersaid.Later parts of the incident werecaptured on video, recorded by adashboard camera mounted inTrooper Clay Kartak’s patrol car.Kartak is a member of the SouthDakota State Highway Patrol and joined the high-speed pursuit.On the video, jurors saw Pe-tersen’s burning pickup and then atense standoff that lasted about 20minutes.“Stop right there,” Kartak calledto another officer on the video.“That’s the crazy guy.”Petersen walked several hun-dred yards, concealing a black itemin a pocket as he walked along thehighway.“He does have something in hishand. We do not know what it is,”Kartak reported at one point.Kartak admitted being “ampedup” during what he described as astressful situation. As officers jock-eyed for position, closing in as Pe-tersen retreated and backing off ashe advanced, Kartak’s frustrationseemed to show.Petersen swore repeatedly andthreatened the officers.“My name is ___ ___,” he yelled.“I want this guy to shoot me,”Petersen added later, pointing atan officer holding what looked likea shotgun.In cross examining Kartak, de-fense attorney Susan Flander di-rected attention to another of herclient’s comments.“He said his wife was trying totake his balls off with a paringknife. Is that correct?” Flanderasked the trooper.“Yes,” he said.The video concluded when a of-ficer fired his Taser. As Petersenwent down in a ditch, at least ninelaw enforcement officials moved inquickly to subdue him and takehim into custody.
reprinted with permmission--by Dennis Magee for The Globe Gazette
Aided by technology, jurors onThursday heard from the lateRenee Judy Petersen and her hus-band, Thomas Petersen, the manaccused of murdering her, at thesecond day of trail, April 12, 2012.“He was making threats againsthimself and me,” Renee Petersentexted.The message went to ThomasPetersen’s sister, Kelly Svebek,about two months before a fatalstabbing claimed Renee Petersen’slife.Thomas Petersen also “hintedat” killing himself if he did not winfull custody of his children as thecouple headed for divorce, accord-ing to Renee Petersen’s texts.He also “planned on attending afuneral in two weeks, and it wasn’this.” Authorities allege Petersenstabbed and cut his wife more than120 times on June 4, 2011. He al-legedly used three knives in the at-tack.Renee Petersen’s son, CodyGeorge, discovered her body in thefamily’s home in Greene.Petersen, however, allegedly fledthe scene with the couple’s 2-year-old son.Jurors on Thursday learned howclose Petersen came to losing hisown life during a confrontationJune 5, 2011.Bryan Warner, a federal parklaw enforcement officer in June2011, testified about the pursuit inSouth Dakota that ultimately ledto Petersen’s arrest.During the chase, Warner saidhe topped 100 mph in his patrol ve-hicle and watched as Petersenforced a sheriff’s patrol car off aroad.Warner testified seeing Peterseneject his 2-year-old son from hispickup after stopping briefly dur-ing the pursuit.“I saw the defendant throwsomething out of the door. At thetime I couldn’t comprehend was itwas,” Warner said.“I realized it was the child thatwe were looking for,” as a result of an Amber Alert, he added.Officials were able to narrowtheir search for Petersen becausehe used a credit card in SouthDakota. Warner was just a fewmiles away and deduced Petersen’slikely route.“There were only a couple of ways for the individual to go,”Warner said.While being taken into custody,Petersen talked about hoping for acliff to drive off, according toWarner. He also suggested hewanted officers to shoot him.“He said he wished one of the of-ficers had an itchy trigger finger,”
SD officers officers testify inPetersen trial on chase dangers
the fatal confrontation, Petersenblacked out, according to Flander’sversion of events.“The next thing he knows, hewakes up and he saw a horrificsight,” Flander told jurors. “Hisonly thought was to get his 2-year-old son out of there.”Law enforcement officials appre-hended Petersen in South Dakota.He had the couple’s youngest childwith him, according to numeroussources.Hammerand anticipated thequestion of specific intent and in-toxication, which from the attor-neys’ opening statements appears acentral issue in Petersen’s case.“His specific intent when hegrabbed the first knife, the secondknife and the third knife was to killRenee Petersen,” Hammerandsaid.Jurors also heard from BeverlyTruax, a dispatcher for ButlerCounty who first spoke to ReneePetersen’s son, Cody George. Ham-merand also played a recording of the 911 call from June 4, 2011. Onit, George frantically pleads foremergency crews to hurry.“I need them here now,” the boysaid.“Hang in there, man. I know itseems like forever,” a male dis-patcher responded.“Momma, wake up,” George saidlater, adding “there’s no pulse oranything.”“Just keep pumping, man,” thedispatcher said.Many in the courtroom audi-ence, including Renee Petersen’smother, wept as the six-minuterecording played.Six men and six women will de-termine Petersen’s guilt or inno-cence. Defense attorneys,prosecutors and the court pickedthe group from a field of 92 poten-tial candidates.The process began at 9 a.m.Tuesday and concluded when thoseselected took an oath at 11:30 a.m.Wednesday. The court also selectedtwo alternates — a man and awoman.Petersen appeared comfortableduring the first two days of histrial. He actively participated withhis defense team, Flander and An-nette Boehlje, as they eliminatedpotential jurors Wednesday morn-ing. At one point, Petersen smiledwith others in the courtroom whenFlander asked if any potential juror had ever been described as“stubborn or willful by anyoneother than their spouse.”
reprinted with permmission--by Dennis Magee for The Globe Gazette
Prosecutor Doug Hammerandopened his case against ThomasPetersen on Wednesday, April 11with compelling and emotional ev-idence, including testimony froman 18-year-old Eagle Scout.Cody George was only 17, how-ever, when he discovered hismother’s bloody body in the fam-ily’s home in Greene and attemptedCPR.Jurors learned George’s mother,Judy Renee Petersen, 36, sufferedmultiple injuries to her face, neck,head, chest and arms.“If you count every cut and stabwound, there’s 129,” Hammerandsaid.Thomas Petersen, Judy ReneePetersen’s husband and George’sstepfather, is on trial on a charge of first-degree murder. If convicted,he faces life in prison with nochance for parole.Petersen attacked his wife withthree knives, Hammerand told ju-rors during his opening remarks.One was a filet knife, the secondwas a chef’s knife and the thirdwas described as “short.” Two of theknives’ blades bent during the as-sault, according to Hammerand.“This case is not a whodunit,” headded.The fatal confrontation capped adownward spiral in the couple’s re-lationship. They had moved fromTexas several years earlier becauseboth liked the idea of living in Iowaand ultimately bought a home inGreene.Petersen worked as a Schwandelivery man. Renee Petersen wasemployed by a health clinic. Butmoney was a problem, and eventu-ally the van Renee Petersen drovewas repossessed.“In June of last year, the mar-riage between Thomas and ReneePetersen was over,” Hammerandsaid.Petersen promised a familymember he would make the divorce“as difficult as possible” for his wifeand “make her life miserable,” ac-cording to Hammerand.Defense attorney Susan Flanderconceded the point, even suggest-ing jurors would indeed find herclient guilty, although not of first-degree murder. She noted Pe-tersen’s history with mental healthissues and what she described as aserious drinking problem.“This is the action of a manunder the influence of alcohol,”Flander said during her openingstatement.That, she said, means Petersencould not form specific intent tokill. According to Flander, jurorsmust then conclude Petersen isguilty of a no more than second-de-gree murder.Renee Petersen got close to herhusband during an argument andmay have brandished somethingsilver in Petersen’s direction, ac-cording to Flander.“He felt something against histesticles and Renee said somethingabout ‘cutting them off’ and ‘wak-ing up without them,’ ” Flandersaid.Because he had been drinkingall through the day leading up to
Jury selected, compelling testimonydelivered in Petersen murder trial