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Following the bazaar youth will go door to door in Murdo and Draper for “Trick or Treat, So Others Can Eat,” asking for non-perishable food items to help stock the local food pantry. The Jones County Ambulance is looking to expand their EMT members and would like to have anyone who might be interested in becoming an EMT to let them know. They would like to host a training class but first need candidates that are willing to take the course. Anyone with an interest or anyone with questions that the ambulance crew could answer are asked to call and leave a message at 669-3125 or to call Tammy Van Dam at 530-7553. The exercise room at the Tech Center is open Mon.–Fri. from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you have a key card, the room is open additionally from 5–7 a.m. and 5–10 p.m., Mon.–Fri. It is also open on Sat. from 5 a.m.–5 p.m. and on Sun. from 1–6 p.m. Patrons need to be out of the building one hour after the doors are locked; no later than 11 p.m. on weekdays. If you have any questions or would like a key card, contact the high school office.
Coyote News Briefs
West River/Lyman Jones Rural Water System holds annual meeting in Wall
by Laurie Hindman The 23rd annual West River/Lyman-Jones Rural Water System meeting was held in Wall on Wednesday, October 10, at the Wall Community Center. Members who attended the meeting received a $10 water certificate when they registered. Manager Jake Fitzgerald introduced WR/L-J board of directors, office and field staff along with special guests Mayor Dave Hahn from Wall and Mayor Mike Vetter from Philip. President Paul Goldhammer informed members there was proof of a quorum. Fitzgerald read the proof of mailing and notice of the annual meeting. Fitzgerald then gave the manager’s report. He began with an overview of the past year. The Bad River Distribution project has been completed. It consisted of 26 miles and 105 new users. They have installed a satellite reading service which autoreads the water meters and detects water leaks. This new system allows them to notify a water user immediately if
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Daugaard on death penalty
“The death penalty is the law in South Dakota, and I support it. The state has a solemn responsibility to carry out this penalty in the rare cases where it is applied.” “The decision to impose the death penalty is made through the criminal justice system, and in the pending cases I have no reason to substitute a different judgment. State law allows me to conduct my own investigation, and I have done that with cooperation from the Attorney General.” “Barring an unforeseen circumstance, I will not intervene to prevent or delay the death penalty sentence from being carried out.” Editor’s note: Fifty-year-old Eric Robert was executed at 10 p.m. Monday for the slaying of a prison guard. He asked to be put to death, saying he would kill again. Sixty-year-old Donald Moeller is to be executed the week of October 28 for a 1990 murder of a 9year-old girl. He asked that appeals on his behalf be dropped.
Ambulance needs EMTs
Exercise room reminder
Two Jones County runners qualify for state cross country meet
by Karlee Barnes The Jones County Cross Country team had two runners qualify for the state cross country meet during the region meet held in Philip on Wednesday, October 10. Sophomores Rachel Buxcel and Kalli Hespe both placed in the top ten and earned themselves a chance to compete in the state meet to be held Saturday, October 20 in Huron. The high school girls cross country region meet, which was an approximately two and one-half mile run, included teams from Philip, Kadoka Area, Lemmon, Rapid City Christian, Jones CounJones County Cross Country team… High School, Back ty and Dupree. Buxcel earned third place with row left to right: Skylar Green, Kalli Hespe, Rachel Buxcel and her time of 15:49. The first three Jessie Harrison. Junior High, Front Row: Molly Dowling and places were all within one tenth of Emily Flynn. a second of each other. Morgan Courtesy photos Ham from Lemmon placed first with a time of 15:41 and Ellie time of 18:15 and 21st place. teams. Jones County placed fifth Coyle placed second with a time of Sophomore Jessie Harrison ran a as a team with a total time of 15:46. time of 21:07 and earned 30th 51:03 and an average time of 17:01. The first place team, Philip Hespe ran a time of 16:59, place. which earned her tenth place. State qualifiers include the top ran a total time of 49:10 with an Junior Skylar Green was just 20 individual finishers and up to average time of 16:23:34. short of making it to state with a five runners from the top three
there is a higher water usage asked how much the automatic air time is $5 per month per unit.” With no other business Presispike. Fitzgerald reported, “Due to reading devices cost? Fitzgerald the extreme drought users have said, “They are $450 a piece and dent Goldhammer adjourned the meeting. used 777 million gallons of water this year over 507 million gallons from last year.” WR/L-J have plans to protect the water lines in case the Trans Canada pipeline is allowed to pass through South Dakota, noted Fitzgerald. He also informed members that their federal funding will end in the fiscal year 2013. WR/L-J will then be responsible for $23.9 million to complete the Mni Wiconi project. They plan to install a 200,000 gallon tower north of Philip, build a chlorine station in the Badlands National Park and install pipeline and pump stations. Attorney Dave Larson reported that Jim Schaefer, Richard Doud, Veryl Prokop and Joseph Hieb were re-elected to the board. During the question and answer portion of the meeting members asked if WR/L-J would be affected by the Corp of Engineers proposal? Since WR/L-J has signed a water Manager of West River/Lyman-Jones Rural Water System Jake service agreement with the Fitzgerald looks over the crowd at the 23rd annual meeting held Bureau of Reclamation, no they in Wall on Wednesday, October 10. would not be affected. It was then Photo by Laurie Hindman
Open AA meetings
For Al–Anon meetings call 669-2596 for time and place. Thursdays 8:00 p.m. at the East Commons. Call 530-0371 or 280-7642.
Planning committees worked diligently this past year preparing for the Western Jr. Livestock Show's 75th Anniversary and the Western 4-H Family and Consumer Sciences Show's 50th Anniversary joint celebration October 10 – 13, 2012. Both shows are open to the world and included participants from Nebraska, Wyoming, North Dakota, Minnesota, Montana and Kansas along with many 4-H'ers from our state, namely Wyatt Walker, Kathlene Boyle, Jacob Birkeland, Chase Barnes and Matthew Birkeland of Jones County. The Western Jr. Livestock Show began Wednesday, October 10, with livestock check-in followed by Futurity Beef Show, Open Market Beef Show and the Futurity Heifer Show. Senior Wyatt Walker submitted a scholarship application and interviewed that evening for one of nine scholarships awarded through Western Jr. It was announced during the awards ceremony on Saturday that he was the recipient of one of the three $1,000 Rasmussen Trust Scholarships. On Thursday, October 11, Swine, Breeding Beef and Sheep were shown. Wyatt Walker received a purple ribbon on his Angus Junior Bull Calf, Chase Barnes and Kathlene Boyle both received blue ribbons on their March born, Angus Junior Heifer Calves and Wyatt Walker exhibited a purple ribbon January Angus Junior Heifer Calf. “Showing was extremely fun
75th Western Junior Livestock Show celebrates future of 4-H, honors past
lish Feeder Heifer Friday receiving first purple in his class and allowing him to return with her for the championship round. He then showed his Other Feeder Steer and received a blue ribbon. Activities for the day included a Grass and Range Plant ID Contest, Goat Show, Dairy Show, Meats ID Contest and Beef Showmanship Contest. Chase received a purple ribbon in beginner beef showmanship and Kathlene Boyle entered the Senior Beef Showmanship Contest. Since this year celebrated the future of 4-H and honored the past, all of the Judging and ID contests were open to adults and/or alumni and a special showmanship contest was held. Our quad county 4-H Program Advisor Carrie Weller participated in Sheep Showmanship and was selected top in her class returning for the championship round. Western Junior Alumni and Director, Levi Newsam looked like he was going to the winners circle as he showed a Shorthorn Heifer in the beef competition but fell just short of the buckle round. Jones County Leader and Western Junior Director Angie Kinsley also joined in the fun and showed in the Swine, Sheep and Beef Showmanship Contests. She was chosen to return for both the swine and beef championship rounds. 4H members were the judges, ring stewards and provided the livestock for these contests. This fun event was followed by the joint Golden Diamond Anniversary Celebration of SDSU ice cream, cake, many stories and fond memories of the show. The Western 4-H Family and Consumer Science Show included a Bread Baking contest, Family Life Photo Contest, Home Living Exhibits, a Place Setting Contest, Measuring Contest, Vegetable ID and Judging Contest a Skill-athon, Fashion Review, and Public Presentation Contest. In addition, 4-Hers were able to exhibit Scrapbook pages depicting “Family”. Jacob Birkeland and Matthew Birkeland both had exhibits in this contest and received purple ribbons. Matthew’s page was chosen the top purple beginner exhibit for which he was awarded additional scrapbooking supplies.
The annual Veteran’s Day Christmas Fair will be held at the Murdo Auditorium on Sunday, Nov. 11, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This year’s theme is “Wildlife”. To reserve a booth or for more information contact Jewell Bork 530-3713 or Kevin Moore 669-2201. This is sponsored by the Jones County Turner Youth and the Jones County Senior class will serve lunch.
Annual Christmas Fair
State Qualifier Kalli Hespe
State Qualifier Rachel Buxcel
A Livestock Judging Contest is held each year on the last day of the show with many 4-H members and teams traveling just to compete for the prizes and honor associated with being a top judge. Kathlene Boyle came in strong and won second place overall in the Sr. division being beat out by a mere one point by a Douglas County 4-Her. The Golden Diamond Anniversary concluded with an awards ceremony and the Livestock Sale. Along with memories and ribbons, each livestock showman took home a T-shirt sponsored by the Western Jr. Livestock Show commemorating the 75th anniversary, a Wrangler backpack and a gift certificate to RCC Western Stores.
Junior Angus Breeding heifers… Jones County 4-H members Kathleen Boyle and Wyatt Walker show their Junior Angus Breeding heifers. Walker and Boyle both received blue ribbons for the heifers shown. Walker showed a second Junior Angus Breeding heifer and earned a purple ribbon.
and tough without my mom being able to help. I could have never done it without Levi Newsam and Todd Barnes’s help. I am also very excited to receive the $1,000 Rassmusen Trust scholarship; it will help me very much in college. It was very fun and I hope to be able to show calves next year as my last year,” said Walker of his experience at the Western Jr. Livestock Show. Later that afternoon Chase showed his Maine Junior Heifer Calf and received a blue ribbon
then received first purple on his English Breed Junior Heifer Calf which qualified him to return for the championship drive of the English Breeds. Jones County did not enter the Pen of Three Breeding contest this day, so Kathlene, in true 4-H spirit, helped the Tripp County 4-Hers show their heifers. The evening concluded with the Annual WJLS Supper which boasted a whole roasted hog presented Hawaiian Luau style. Chase Barnes showed an Eng-
First appearance… Chase Barnes shows in Beginner Showmanship in his first year showing cattle at the Western Junior Livestock Show. He earned a purple ribbon in this category.
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East Side News
by Janet Louder • 669-2696
Our sympathy goes out to the family of Harvey Christian. Harvey passed away Friday at the Golden Living Center in Pierre surrounded by his family. Kati, Drew, Mallory and Tenley Rankin hosted a birthday supper topped off with birthday cake and ice cream for Janice Pike and Susie Rankin. Those helping to celebrate were: Ray Pike; Bob Rankin; Margaret Rankin; Andy and Jill Rankin, Riley and Peyton; Tyler and Chelsee Rankin, Addison and Joey. Belated happy birthday, Janice and Susie. On Sunday morning the family of Bob and Susie Rankin, Andy and Jill Rankin and family, Kati and Drew Venard and family, Tyler and Chelsee Rankin and family all had their family pictures taken – some at the farm and some at Andy's. Afterwards they all had brunch together at a local cafe. Helen Louder, Lill Seamans, Rosa Lee Styles and Bev Nies listened to the first and second graders read to them last Thursday and then to the cafe for coffee. Dorothy and Darin Louder visited Dwight in Kadoka on Friday. Welcome to the 75 club, Gene Cressy! You caught me, finally. Tony and Kim Schmidt spent Monday through Thursday in Aberdeen. Kim kept appointments, and they spent time with Jaime Schmidt and Kayla and Jeremy Hoag and Sydney. Gerald and Wanda Mathews attended the beautiful wedding of Katie Iwan and Matt Demaray held at the Pierre UMC on Saturday. Father of the bride is Steve Iwan of Murdo. Other relatives of the bride that attended were: Grandparents Roland and Jean Iwan of White River; Cathy Horsley and grandson Xavier; Shelby and Tanner Lolley and son Luke, all of White River; Kevin Iwan of Scotland; David, Jill and Kati Venard. A reception/supper/dance was held at a Ft. Pierre convention center. Congratulations to the newlyweds. Rosa Lee Styles celebrated her October 24 birthday a little early on Sunday when her kids brought a carry in dinner. Helping her celebrate were Margie Boyle; David and Robert Styles; Shelli Terwilliger, Rapid City; Skyler Dowling and Brittney Starks of Pierre. Happy birthday, Rosa Lee. Sarah Dowling, student at Chadron State, spent the weekend at home with parents Trace and Karen. Jason Seamans of Casper, Wyo., arrived at parents David and Lill's on Friday and will be spending a few days. I think mom has some chores for him to do. Penny Dowling, Melanie Stampe, Carmen Miller, along with Diana Glantz and Linda MaGee of Rochester traveled to Des Moines last weekend to the home of Becky and Grant Myers for a "sister's weekend". Our sympathy goes out to the family of Evelyn Knutson of Vivian. Funeral services were held Saturday at the Vivian Lutheran Church with burial in the Vivian Cemetery. There was a great turnout of people paying their last respects. Her family, former Draperites Janet and Russell Hurst of Lakeville, Minn., and their family; Gail Booth, Brenda Booth, daughter-in-law Colleen Booth and family, and sister Janice and Dave Moore, all of Vivian, were in attendance along with many more family and friends. Dorothy Louder, assisted by daughter Susan Hamer, hosted the Court Whist card club on Wednesday of last week. Prize winners were Dianne Marshall and Elaine Meyers. The hostess served a very good lunch of sandwiches, chips and dip, topped off with a pineapple dessert. Nelva and Janet Louder left for Rapid City last Thursday making a stop in Kadoka to see Dwight Louder. Next stop was at Brian and Karen Louder's. Later we visited Evelyn and Sonny Tornow. Evelyn is doing much better than when we saw them last, which was good to see. That evening we went out for supper with Brian, Jay, Cara and Don Pearson and family. Friday we spent the day in Sturgis visiting former Draperite Marvin Sharp, whom we hadn't seen in a long time – he's doing okay with the exception of a knee that he will be having surgery on soon. Also at the same apartment complex we had a short visit with Roy Anderson, not from Draper but has a connection here as his daughter is Carma Miller. Then to Ft. Meade where we called on Roger Vik; he is much improved since we saw him last and hopes to be home soon. Next stop at the home of Harriet Miller, Dennis and Janice Jensen. They have a beautiful new home, and we were given a tour. All is well there. Back to Rapid. Jay joined us and we had supper at the Pearson's with Don at the grill. We did get to spoil our great-grandkids, Charley Mae, Kingston and Aria. Saturday we headed home. We stopped in Kadoka and visited Deanna Byrd and family. Dean, Terri and Tana Volmer were in New Underwood on Saturday as Tana played volleyball with the Jones County team. They won their game. On to Rapid City to spend the night. They visited Lanny and Michele Iwan and family and Kim Calkins. They returned home Sunday evening. Terri Pelle of Philip and Ginger Waltner of Freeman arrived at the parental home of Eldon and Esther Magnuson on Friday. On Saturday Kathie Mason, Shelley Boehmer and Lori Owens (both of Pierre) arrived. They had a house and yard cleaning party. On Sunday Dusty and Heather Pelle and family of Pierre arrived for dinner, by then I think a lot of the work was done! This sounded like a pretty good weekend to me. David and Lill Seamans mowed and clipped at the cemetery – a very dusty job. It is really appreciated that they did it; looks so much better out there. Following church Sunday Ray and Janice Pike and Nelva and Janet Louder had dinner together at a local cafe. Donald Volmer joined them a little later for a visit. Sunday afternoon visitors and pizza supper guests of Nelva and Janet Louder were Wanda and Gerald Mathews. A few games of cards were even played. Philip and Audrey Mathews left October 7 for Bryon and Cheryl Redigers to help out with the grandkids. Bryon had to fly to California for his job and Cheryl leaves at 6 a.m. for her job, so we needed to see that the kids got to the bus on time to leave for school, help with homework and to spoil them a little! Had a great time with them. The Sheriff ’s report is printed as received by Jones County Sheriff ’s Office. It may or may not contain every call received by the department. Sheriff and Deputy calls:
Murdo Coyote • October 18, 2012 •
Jones County Sheriff’s Report
Sept.27 Sheriff Weber responded to a fire south of Draper. The fire destroyed one tractor and several hundred bales of hay. Draper Fire Dept. responded and extinguished the fire. Sheriff Weber assisted SD Highway Patrol with a search of a vehicle on I90. Sept. 30 Sheriff Weber responded to a 911 hangup. After checking residence it was found to have been a verbal domestic argument. Both parties were separated. Oct. 1 Sheriff Weber responded to a report of a vehicle traveling at high speeds through Murdo. The driver was located and advised to drive the speed limit throughout the city. Oct. 3 Sheriff Weber responded to I90, eastbound, mm 191, to the report of a dead deer on the roadway. The deer was located and removed from the roadway. Sheriff Weber responded to a residence in Murdo to the report of an intoxicated male subject causing problems. The subject was removed from the residence and transported to the Jones/Mellette Co. line. Sheriff Weber responded to rural Jones Co. to a report of a pickup that had stopped in the middle of the road, causing a semi to take the ditch to avoid an accident. The vehicle was located and advised Stanley Co Deputy of its location. Occupant in vehicle was arrested on a Hughes Co. warrant. Oct. 5 Deputy Sylva received a report of a vehicle that had hit a deer in Jones Co., then drove to Chamberlain. SD Highway Patrol investigated the accident. Sheriff Weber assisted the Jones Co. Ambulance with a medical call at the Diner in Murdo. Patient was transported to St. Mary’s by ambulance. Oct. 7 Deputy Sylva received a late report of spot lighters in the Van Metre area that had occurred two days earlier. Deputy Sylva responded to a report of a car on fire near Stamford. The car was completely destroyed. The Murdo Fire Dept. responded and extinguished the fire. There were no injuries. Sheriff Weber responded to I90, westbound, mm 177 to the report of a vehicle that was pulled along side of the road throwing lit matches from the vehicle. Unable to locate. Murdo Fire Dept. was already extinguishing a fire along I90, westbound, mm 187. Sheriff Weber responded to Murdo to a report of a 911 hangup call. It was found to be children playing with the phone. Everything was okay. Oct. 9 Deputy Sylva responded to a rural Jones Co. residence for a welfare check. The person was transported to St. Mary’s by the Jones Co. Ambulance. Deputy Sylva received a report of a buck antelope that had been shot in rural Jones Co. and left to rot. Deputy Sylva assisted the SD Highway Patrol with search of a vehicle and the arrest, booking and transportation of two subjects to the Winner Jail for drugs. Sheriff Weber assisted the SD GF&P with the search of the report of spot lighters in rural Jones Co. Unable to locate. Oct. 10 Deputy Sylva responded to I90,
Murdo’s American Legion Auxiliary met Wednesday in the East Commons room with seven members present. Dues were collected for the year. A donation was sent to the V.A. Center in Hot Springs. Plans for the veterans’ soup supper for November 11 at the senior center starting at 5:00 p.m. were discussed.
American legion auxiliary meeting
westbound, mm 195 to the report of hay on the roadway. The hay was removed by the DOT. Deputy Sylva responded to I90, westbound, mm 195 to the report of a fire in the median. The Murdo Fire Dept. extinguished the fire.
Prairie Home Ladies meeting
Ellouise Ellwanger hosted the PHL on Tuesday, October 9. Roll call answered by Velma, Ellouise, Rosa Lee, Margie and Janet. Minutes read; treasurers report given. The main topic of discussion was the pros and cons of our bazaar; all agreed it was a success. Velma read Psalm 34: 1-10 and an article from the upper room, “Another Chance to Live”. Ellouise, assisted by Margie, served a yummy lunch of a strawberry dessert and coffee.
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Draper Bazaar raffle ticket winners
Nifty Nifty... Look who’s 50!
Krystal, Ashley & Wyatt request your presence at the Busted Nut to help celebrate John & Brenda Weber’s 50th birthdays!
Come and Go ~ Sunday, October 21 2:00-4:30 p.m.
Murdo Area Chamber of Commerce’s
Pineapple Recipe Contest
Fix your favorite pineapple recipe and bring it to the Chamber’s booth to enter it in the contest
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Sauce ~ Cookies ~ Pie ~ Bread ~ Bars ~ Etc.
You bring it … we’ll try it!
Lions Club’s Fall Fling Saturday, October 27 Murdo Auditorium juLocal
Event to be held at the annual
Glenna Moore’s name was drawn for a frying pan, hand painted Don Hieb was the lucky winner of two raffle ticket drawings at the UMC Prairie Home Ladies Draper Bazaar October 7. Hieb won with great detail by Wanda Mathews. Photo by Karlee Barnes two quilts, both made by Velma Scott. Photo by Karlee Barnes
Chamber Bucks to be awarded for top three places ($100, $75 & $50) Need to be present to win • Entries taken from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Winner announced at 8:00 p.m. • Remember: take home pans/dishes
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Annually, applications for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) are batched for funding consideration. November 16, 2012, is the date by which an operator or landowner must sign an application at their local Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office for Fiscal Year 2013 funding consideration, according to Jeff Vander Wilt, Assistant State Conservationist for Programs with the NRCS. The EQIP program provides financial and technical assistance to help producers implement voluntary conservation practices to improve their natural resources. Payment is provided for variety of practices to maintain or improve resource concerns such as water quality, grazing land health and productivity, soil erosion and soil quality, and wildlife habitat development.
NRCS announces program signups for EQIP and CSP
Murdo Coyote • October 18, 2012 •
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
The CSP encourages land stewards to improve their conservation performance by installing and adopting additional activities, and improving, maintaining, and managing existing activities on agricultural land and nonindustrial private forest land. “The ranking period for these two popular conservation programs is quickly approaching,” says Vander Wilt. Applications for all NRCS conservation programs are continuously accepted, however the application batching date, or call for ranking, is November 16 for both EQIP and CSP. He encourages any operator or landowner not to wait until the last minute to visit their local U.S. Department of Agriculture Service Center. For more information about the EQIP and CSP, please contact your local NRCS office. For more information about technical assistance and conservation programs go to http://www.sd.nrcs.usda.gov.
Harvey (Kathryn) Christian, Gordon, Neb., Patty Jo Shinabarger, Rapid City, S.D., Douglas Lyle (Pamela) Christian, Freeman, S.D., Delores Kay (Kevin) Ricke, Lindsay, Okla., and Scott Allen Christian (Deceased May 1990). After marrying they moved to the Herman Ranch north of Draper, which he managed until 1977 before semi-retiring. During that time he farmed and raised Black Angus cattle and after semi-retiring built a home four miles north of Draper and continued to farm in S.D. and in later years helped farm in Nebraska. Extended family was very important and it wasn’t uncommon for all siblings and cousins to get together at the Christian home. During retirement they enjoyed a variety of hobbies and activities of which wood working was his #1 passion, but also enjoyed camping, fishing and traveling to see all family and friends. He always loved pranks or jokes, with one being to assist his grandchildren in doubling their money by tearing their bill in half. The love he has shared for his family has been shown through the examples he has set and taught. Through this love, he has created many treasures to share, especially in his woodworking projects that will forever be cherished. He was preceded in death by his parents Ethel (Nanny), Ed and inlaws Grace and Lyle Moore, son Scott Allen, sister Lula Belle McMillan, brother Bobby Rae Christian, sisters-in-law: Dora Lee Christian and Maxine Moore; brothers-in-law Wayne and Carl Moore, Bud McKenzie and Jerome Ahlers. Survived by wife of 58 years, Lila Mae; five children and spouses; 16 grandchildren; several great grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren; brother Willard (Florence) Christian; sister Edna Mae McKenzie; brother-in-law Mack McMillan; sistersin-law: Wilma Ahlers, Glenna Moore and Arlene Moore; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He will be deeply missed by all his “angels” in the outfield. “Do not sit by my grave and cry, Christ is risen and so have I.”
Harvey Lloyd Christian, 87, of Draper died Friday, October 12, surrounded by his loving family at Golden Living in Pierre. Visitation was held on Monday, October 15 at the Draper Auditorium, followed by a prayer service. Funeral services were held at Tuesday,
October 16 at the Draper Auditorium with Pastor Linda Baldock officiating. Burial was at the Draper Cemetery. Arrangements were placed in care of Isburg Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.isburgfuneralchapels.com. Harvey was born to Edward and Ethel Hannah (Coffey) Christian on November 24, 1924 in Hobart, Okla., where he attended rural school and graduated from Hobart, Okla., High School in 1945. He was the second child of five born to this union. After serving his country from June 1945 to June 1946 the family moved north of Draper, S.D. in 1948. He met Lila Mae Moore in 1949 and dated her throughout her high school years. They were married November 29, 1953 in Vivian, S.D. and to this union six children were born: Cheryl Lynn (Dan) Burke, Wichita, Kan., Neal
Whooping cough cases rise; parents urged to immunize kids
Whooping cough cases are on the rise and a state health official is urging parents to make sure their children are immunized.
by Pastor Rick Hazen, United Methodist Church, Murdo and Draper “Then God said, ‘Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness….’ So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them…. God saw everything that he had made, and indeed it was very good!” (Genesis 1:26a, 27, 31a) “God saw everything that he had made, and indeed it was very good!” Not many years ago there was a bumper sticker that read “God don’t make no junk!” How true. Each man and woman, boy and girl is made in the image of God. Every person made by the Creator’s hand is a Masterpiece, meticulously knit together one cell at a time until “ta-da!!!” another Masterpiece from the Master’s hands. Just as God created the heavens and the earth, the sky, the stars, the planets, the sun and moon, the animals, insects, fish in the sea, the first human beings and called them “very good,” God still calls what he has created and continues to create, “very good” today. The trouble is, we in our sinful nature don’t know how to be good stewards of God’s blessings and sometimes it is abhorrent the way we treat one another. Every one of us, in some way or other, has gone through periods of good natured teasing from peers. But, when the teasing becomes “name-calling,” “de-
Seizing the Hope Set Before Us ... Heb 6:18
just like you, that adult, that teenager, that child, was made in God’s image. That person has a physical body and also a “spirit” a “soul.” You want to talk about breaking the commandment, “you shall not kill,” — if you bully a person you are gradually killing that person, who like you, was made in “the image of God,” who God calls “very good.” You are destroying that person’s character, personality. The victims of bullying and the bullies who themselves are victims, need help. Bullying doesn’t just happen in schools and on the playground with the kids, but sometimes at workplaces. Adults may be bullied by other adults, too. All schools and communities face the “bullying” problem. If it’s a major problem in our community and our schools, it’s time we do something about it. Let’s stop beating one another up, physically and verbally. That’s not why God created us. Instead, let’s “do justice.” That’s why God created us. “Doing justice” is the first of three requirements, if we are to be the people who God created us to be. Micah 6:8 says it well: ”…and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.” In Christ’s love, Pastor Rick Hazen
meaning someone by attacking their character,” or seeking to “ruin someone’s reputation,” because we think that it’s “fun,” then the teasing becomes “bullying.” Someone who we think “talks funny,” “looks different,” “wears glasses,” or who might be slow in school, or comes from a “poor family,” usually gets “bullied.” What happens is that we end up with serious situations, like Columbine High School a few years ago. Two high school boys who were bullied because they were “different” took matters into their own hands and shot and killed many classmates before turning the weapons on themselves. Today, “bullying” or “hazing” in some places has become even more extreme through “texting.” The old saying “sticks and stones will break by bones, but words will never hurt me,” is wrong — in fact, it’s a lie. Words do hurt. Perhaps bullies themselves are “bullied” at home by a parent or an older sibling, so in order to have “power” and “control” at school, someone is bullied. You don’t have to physically hurt somebody in order to hurt somebody. Physical cuts, bumps and bruises will heal, but the bullying, the verbal abuse that some of us think is “funny” or “cute,” that hurt goes a lot deeper. It touches the “spirit,” the “soul.” Yes, that’s right, the person you bully, made
Nationally, 48 states and Washington DC have reported increases in whooping cough, also known as pertussis, through September. In South Dakota, cases are up 87 percent over the five-year median, with 56 cases reported as of October 3. Most of those cases are in school-age children and result from an outbreak in a school setMinnesota ting. Neighboring reports nearly 4,000 pertussis cases, the most since 1943, while Iowa reports more than 1,100 cases this year. “Pertussis causes uncontrollable coughing, rib fractures, pneumonia, loss of consciousness and even death,” said Colleen Winter, Director of Health and Medical Services, Department of Health. “Very young children are at highest risk, with two-thirds of kids under age one who get it needing hospitalization.” The department provides free pertussis vaccine for children, with doses recommended at two months, four months, six months, 15-18 months, and four-six years. Children need the complete series to be fully protected. A booster dose is also recommended at 11-12 years as immunity begins to wane. The department provides that booster dose free as well. Winter said the booster dose protects middle school students from the disease and increases the ring of protection around vulnerable infants. Because whooping cough is highly contagious and spreads easily in the school setting, immunizing the older age group also helps decrease the likelihood of outbreaks. Parents can contact their usual vaccine provider to request the vaccine. Some schools will also be scheduling clinics to offer the whooping cough vaccine along with the seasonal flu vaccine.
Please come and join us in celebrating
Tom Lebeda's 80th Birthday
at the Murdo Senior Center
Saturday, October 20th • 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Cards may be sent to: Tom Lebeda, Po Box 326, Murdo SD 57559
Trick or Treat So Others Can Eat!
UMYF youth will be coming door to door to collect food for our local food bank on
Wednesday, October 24 7-9 p.m.
Or drop off non-perishable food at Murdo or Draper United Methodist churches
Suggestions: •Peanut Butter•Canned Tuna/Chicken •Canned Vegetables•Macaroni & Cheese•Soups •Canned Fruits•Cereal•Granola Bars•Fruit Snacks Sponsored by United Methodist Youth Fellowship
requests a card shower in honor of
The family of
Clayton’s 80th Birthday
on October 20, 2012
Cards may by sent to: Clayton McLaughlin Countryside Living 2100 N. Wisconsin Apt 233 Mitchell, SD 57301
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.
Two Minutes With the Bible
The Way to Heaven by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam
Perhaps you have heard the story of the man who inquired from a mountaineer the way to a certain destination. The mountaineer stuttered and stammered and finally said: “You can’t get there from here.” We may smile at this, but the results would be even more amusing — and sad — were we to ask the average person on the street the way to heaven. What is the way to heaven? It is interesting to read in God’s Word what many think about this. In Proverbs 14:12 we read: “There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” What are some of these “ways” that “seem right” to men, leading them to hope for heaven? Joining a church? Being baptized? Doing one’s best? Keeping the Ten Commandments? Loving one’s neighbor as himself? These are a few of the ways that men follow, hoping to gain eternal life, but they all come under one heading: “Do good.” But what do the Scriptures say about this? In the Gospel according to John there are recorded for us seven “I ams,” which the Lord Jesus Christ used in speaking of Himself. One of these is found in John 14:6: “I am the way, the truth and the life; no man cometh unto the Father but by Me.” This passage has a double significance, since it was not only the declaration of the Lord Jesus Christ, but at the same time a declaration of the divinely inspired Scriptures. From this verse we learn not only that Jesus is the only way to the Father, but also that He is “the truth” to be believed and trusted in. Thus we can believe the Lord Jesus when He claims to be the way to heaven. But according to this passage He is also “the life.” As we place our faith in Him as the One who died on the cross for us, we receive eternal life. “He died that we might live.”
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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After a fun filled, goal oriented high school career, Walker plans a future in engineering
By Paige Venard Wyatt Samuel Walker, son of Krysti and Todd Barnes, has older siblings Patrick and Karlee Barnes and Felicia Barnes and younger brother Chase Barnes. He has participated in football, basketball, track, golf, NHS, student council, choir, band and Turner Youth Foundation throughout his high school career. Walker’s favorites include: the color blue, Lasagna, Christmas because it’s close to his birthday, watching the movie Ted, ESPN, and Sports Center. In school he enjoys history, reading the Divergent and Insurgent series and the Hunger Games. If you run into Walker you will find that he loves to wear Nike, Buckle, Cinch and ZOX clothing. In his free time he enjoys playing video games, but he usually is outdoors doing anything and everything. If Walker could meet any famous person it would be a polite and nice person. “I would enjoy meeting many famous people, but if I had to pick one, it would be the nicest pro athlete, singer or actor out there because I wouldn’t want to deal with a snobby famous person.” Walker admires people who have worked hard their whole lives and achieved their life goals. Consider whether money, power, or fame were more important to him, he answered with, “None of these things are very important to me, but power is the least important because the other two will give me power, even though nobody needs it.” He is angered by people giving up on something that is important to them. His biggest fear would be failing. Walker said he doesn’t have many regrets because every mistake he has made has taught him something. He also has learned the most from his mistakes and trying to fix them. Walker values family and education the most in his life. If he could be anything he dreamed of, he would be a professional baseball player, and if granted three wishes, he would wish for money to pay for college, a really enjoyable well-paying job and a long, healthy life for his family and himself. Walker advises younger classes to “keep working hard until the day you graduate, and enjoy high school while you are still in it.” He considers getting good grades and doing well in school as his biggest accomplishment. His goal before graduation is to finish this year with a 4.0 GPA and then to succeed in everything he does. After Walker graduates he is going to miss having his mom
October 18, 2012 Issue 3 Jones County High School Murdo, SD 57559
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Staff: Becky Bryan, Janna Glaze, Nicki Kell, Ryan Kirscher, Emiley Nies, Paige Venard, Gus Volmer. Adviser: Margie Peters
by Nicki Kell In spite of the 103 degree weather, the cross country team raced hard and placed third as a team at their meet in White River September 10. Individually, Rachel Buxcel placed 5th, followed by Skylar Green in 10th, along with Jessie Harrison and Kalli Hespe placing 12th and 15th. The girls received medals and t-shirts for their success. Jessie Harrison attended a meet in Chamberlain September 13, while the other girls had a volleyball game. Receiving All-Conference Honors, Rachel Buxcel placed 7th at the Great Plains Conference Meet in Wall September 19. Molly Dowling won a medal for placing 21st at a junior high meet and placing 22nd at another meet out of 38 runners. With perfect weather in Highmore September 29, Rachel Buxcel ran in at 11th place and Kalli Hespe placed 24th. These girls were just two of the 41 varsity girls running at the meet.
Strong running wins places for cross country girls Larry the Praying Mantis resides in science room
by Paige Venard An exotic bug came to the school from the Ford Garage, where they found the praying mantis just hanging around. Some people speculate that the mantis came off a car that was brought to the garage, but how she got here is unknown. Steven O’Dell brought the bug to school and it was passed around from class to class for observation. The mantis ended up living in an aquarium in the biology lab; the students have been paying close attention to its movements and eating habits. Many students have collected bugs to watch the mantis eat. Advanced biology class have become mother and father figures towards “Larry” (the class named her before they knew if she was a boy or girl). Teacher Mathews ordered meal worms and crickets for the mantis to feast on, but other students have brought spiders and flies they catch around the school and home. The African Praying Mantis ranges in colors from greens, browns and creams. They typically have small white or yellow colored eyes that can be found on either side of wing cases when they are grown to adult. They are a medium to large size ranging from 6080mm in length. Both male and female mantis are capable of flying, but when the female becomes too heavy with eggs she typically just jumps. They are typically found throughout most of Africa, just below the Sahara. They live in warm and dry environments. The Praying Mantis is commonly known for its front legs, which are bent and held together at an angle that suggests the position of prayer. They are very large predators with triangular-shaped heads on a long neck or elongated thorax. They can turn their head up 180 degrees to scan their surroundings with their two prominent eyes and three smaller eyes in between. They prey on moths, crickets, grasshoppers, spiders, flies, caterpillars, earwigs, mice and small rodents. They will also eat their own kind, and typically during mating, the female will eat her mate just after or during mating. Praying mantises will eat as many as 800-1000 bugs in their
around and many of his friends and high school teachers. “My freshman year was really crazy and fun; much of my freshman year created my best memories of school.” He now enjoys his senior privileges by getting to go to lunch first. In ten years he imagines himself having a job he loves going to everyday that uses his college degree. He is unsure of where he wants to settle down in the future. After Walker graduates he plans to attend either SDSU or SD School of Mines to pursue a career in Mechanical, Electrical or Geological Engineering.
Enjoying his lunch… Larry, the school pet, sucks the nourishment from a large fly as he feasts in his aquarium. lifetimes and will usually live up to nine months. Daily they will eat as many as seven flies, but they don’t have to eat every day. They grow every few weeks when the mantis will stop eating for 24 hours and split its skin and step out of his old shell. Approximately 12 hours later the bug will be back to his normal routine. They will grow about five or six times before reaching maturity. Having the mantis “Larry” around in the school has sparked some interest in students in having ant farms and frog’s plants, to raise in the lab for observation and knowledge.
Neck and neck… Skylar Green, Kalli Hespe and Jessie Harrison race toward the finish line.
Summer flying fun stirs interest in aviation
If only… Cody Hight and fellow young aviators get the feel of
flying without being in the air at SDSU's ACE camp.
by Nicki Kell Taking on a new look, the shop room is sporting a makeover with some advanced tools and accessories. Welding students Randy Lebeda, Chad Johnson and Casey Brink enjoy using their new welding gear. The boys received new helmets, gloves, jackets and a wire welder. Lebeda said, “It is fun and exhilarating, and that’s what I’m going to school for.” According to Chad Johnson, welding is easy. He explained, “My dad made me weld because it runs in the family and I got the hang of it.” Building Trades students are
Shop room receives much needed upgrade Common items teach
working on scale-model house kits. These kits are equipped with wood, nails, wood glue, a wood cutter, a nail pusher and blue prints of the different houses. Small Engines class is taking apart and rebuilding lawn mower engines. Teacher Jody Gittings has high hopes for his shop class and said, “I want to continually add to the welding equipment, and as we get further into cabinetry and building trades, I would like to also update some of the smaller tools and items.” Overall, the students are pleased with the developing shop room and are looking forward to the rest of the year.
by Becky Bryan On July 15, Cody Hight attended a four-day ACE Camp, (Aerospace Career and Education Camp). Sponsored by NASA and hosted at South Dakota State University (SDSU), Ace Camp provided twelve high school students the opportunity to get an early start on flying and aerospace careers. The camp took the students on a tour of the Sioux Falls Airport Traffic Control Tower to see the real action of controlling the skies as well as a visit to the Sioux Falls weather station and the Sanford Emergency Air hanger. An air show at the airport in Tea was special, but according to Cody, the best party was “the tour of the Brookings Airport followed by flying a Cessna 172. Like any teenage boy, Cody’s favorite part of camp was receiving two hours of flight training and getting behind the controls of the air craft. Because of ACE Camp, he is considering becoming a private pilot for recreational reasons.
New school year, new beginnings, new students, one from far away
by Nicki Kell and Ryan Kirscher Stephanie Timmerman, a junior, is from a small town in north Germany called Kuehrsdorf. Timmerman stays in the student apartments at the Solomon Farm, owned by Anne Daum-Kustar and her husband Sandor, where she works with the horses. Germany has thirteen levels of education and students don’t get to choose their elective classes, but here Timmerman said, “You can choose what you want.” Timmerman had 120 kids in her class, but she likes the small class she has here because the teachers actually help you. Learning the English language has been an ongoing process for Timmerman since she has been studying it since the fourth grade. Back home, she was involved in rowing, where she would have to lift weights in the winter, ride stationary bicycle for an hour and run for half an hour each day to help build up her strength. Timmerman also took part in ballroom dancing, with her favorite dances being the Disco Fox and the Paso Doble. Performing dressage and jumping were two events that she did for English style horseback riding. You can look around and see some
Newton’s law of motion
of the students here wearing fashionable cowboy boots, but according to Stephanie if you wear them in Germany, “you are crazy.” Now that she is in America, she enjoys wearing her cowboy boots proudly. Along with Stephanie Timmerman, two other new students, Troi Valburg and Jacob Arendt, joined the Jones County roster. Valburg who came from Wood Elementary School in Wood, South Dakota, said that Jones County is a lot bigger than her old school. With only two kids in her class at her old school, she likes attending school with more kids and says that she is making a lot of new friends. It is different being the new kid because it is the first time she has ever been the new kid. Currently she is not in any sports or other school activities. The new eighth grader likes that she doesn’t have to pack a school lunch any more. Arendt, currently a freshman, came from Yankton Middle School in Yankton. He said Yankton had a bigger school with around 20 to 25 kids in each class. For Jacob, going to school in Jones County and going to school in Yankton are about the same. He is currently in football for an extra-curricular activity.
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Down the ramp… Freshmen test their balloon cars for acceleration in the school lobby. By Ryan Kirscher Some hands on learning took place when Katie Venard’s freshman science class was studying Newton’s third law of motion which states that when a first body exerts a force F1 on a second body, the second body simultaneously exerts a force F2 = -F1 on the first body. This means that F1 and F2 are equal in magnitude and opposite in direction. To study this law, the class created rocket cars. They used paper plates, tape, balloons, straws and lots of hot air. First, they cut some circles out of the paper plates to be used as wheels. Second, they cut a rectangle out of the plates to be used as the base. They then taped a straw to the base and pointed one end of the straw upwards. Next they blew into one end of the straw and filled the balloon with air. Holding the end of the straw, they put the rocket on the floor and let go of the end of the straw. The rocket would accelerate forward until the balloon ran out of air. The same thing would then be repeated. Tristan Grablander said, “It helped me understand friction and how lots of hot air and balloons can make things go really far. Julie Joseph said, “It took a lot of hot air to get these things going.”
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Testing it out… Chad Johnson gives the new welding equipment a test run during class.
Alexis Hullinger 9th
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Jones County Coyote Football
Front row: Carol Drayer, Rebecca Bryan, Shayla Moran, Mikayla Waldron, Madison Mathews Second row: Jacob Lolley, Kalli Hespe, Carole Benda, Calli Glaze Third row: Josh Daum, Cody Manke, Jacob Arendt, John King, Wyatt Weber, Ryan Kirscher, William Brave, Chad Johnson; Back row: Coach Nix, Gus Volmer, Clayton Evans, Dylan Kinsley, Cody Hight, Connor Venard, Wyatt Walker, Wyatt Hespe, Skyler Miller, Philip Mathews, Kyle Manke, Coach Sealey
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GFP commission proposes changes to fishing regulations for 2013
The South Dakota Game Fish and Parks Commission has proposed several changes to fishing regulations for 2013. One of the prominent changes proposed was to increase Lake Oahe walleye limits in response to a high abundance of 10- to 15-inch fish and low food resources since the flood of 2011. The commission proposal would double the daily limit, allowing eight walleyes to be kept daily; only four walleyes could be 15 inches or longer. The proposal would also eliminate the current "one-over-20-inch" regulation for Lake Oahe. The possession limit for Lake Oahe would be raised to 24 if the rule changes are finalized as proposed. The Commission also proposed opening the following waters to spring fishing: •All creeks in Codington County, except those associated with Punished Woman and Round Lakes •The outlet stream from Lake Poinsett •All creeks in Grant County •The Bois De Sioux River below White Rock Dam in Roberts County and below Reservation Dam gates on Lake Traverse. Proposed changes to game-fish spearing regulations include allowing northern pike to be speared on all inland waters statewide, with the exception of waters managed for muskies. The game-fish spearing season would be lengthened by moving the end date from the last day in February to March 15. The season opener would remain the same at June 15. Areas downstream of Missouri River dams previously closed to game-fish spearing would now be open to spearing of channel catfish and northern pike. Proposed changes in hoop net/setline rules include opening the season year-round on all South Dakota inland waters where hoop
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net and setline use is permitted and opening all inland waters of the Missouri River system to hoop net and setline use. The areas where setlines are legal to use would also be expanded to include the entire length of the western tributaries of the Missouri River in South Dakota, and Angostura, Belle Fourche and Shadehill reservoirs. A proposal also was made to close rivers, streams and creeks in counties of the James River Watershed and portions of the Vermillion and Big Sioux River watersheds to the taking of bait by using traps, nets and seines. The measure will be considered in response to concerns about possible movement of young Asian carp to new waters. To view the full GPF Commission proposals, visit: http://gfp.sd.gov/agency/commission/proposals.aspx. Written comments on the proposals may be sent to: GFP Commission, 523 East Capital Avenue, Pierre, SD 57501, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31. Please include your complete name and physical address, in order to be part of the public record. The commission will take public comments at its Thursday, November 1, meeting at Camp Lakodia near Madison. The public forum portion of the meeting will begin that day at 2 p.m.
Fire, smoking restrictions lifted
Fire use and smoking restrictions in the Black Hills Forest Fire Protection District and the Black Hills National Forest have been downgraded to Stage 1 restrictions. Restrictions have also been downgraded to Stage 1 in Bear Butte State Park near Sturgis, Custer State Park, Sheps Canyon, Cheyenne and Bailey Lakeside Use Areas at Angostura Reservoir, and the Rocky Point Recreational camping area near Belle Fourche. The Stage 2 restrictions will be lifted Thursday, October 11. Stage 1 restrictions mean; Visitors or residents within the Black Hills Forest Fire Protection District and the Black Hills National Forest can now build, maintain, attend, or use a campfire or stove fire within a developed recreation site or improved site. In addition smoking within an enclosed vehicle or building a developed recreation site or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or clear of all flammable materials is now allowed. Jim Strain, Chief Fire Management Officer, with the South Dakota Wildland Fire stated; “With the cooling temperatures and high humidity’s we are experiencing our fire danger is starting to moderate”, Jim continued on to say “although fuels are still dry and there is still potential to have wildland fires, we feel it is safe within designated campgrounds and permitted campfire rings, for visitors and residents to have a campfire.” Residents and visitors wishing to have campfires outside of the Black Hills Forest Fire Protection District are asked to contact local County Officials to see if burn bans are in place.
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“On Sale” is a relative term. Sometimes it represents considerable savings and sometimes not so much. Take cottage cheese and sour cream for instance. Locally they are usually priced at about $4.09 whereas the sale price often is maybe only $3.89. Okay, that’s twenty cents off, but only an actual five-percent reduction. Not exactly a hot deal. Still, twenty cents is twenty cents so you might as well take advantage of the slight bargain if you actually need the stuff. If your refrigerator is already too full, you can safely delay the purchase for later without suffering major financial consequences. On the other hand, products like paper towels and toilet paper are best to buy and stock up on when they’re sale priced. Paper towels can be over $13 for a large multiple-roll package whereas on sale they may range from $5 or $8. In other words, they may be half off. Since we go through a ton of paper towels around here, I always buy a goodly supply when they’re cheap. One brand of paper towels wasn’t a good buy, however, according to wife Corinne. They were an offbrand variety at a good price that I dragged home a month or so ago. Corinne said they were about as absorbent as tinfoil and not to buy any more of them despite their having a pretty design. We have allocated them to uses that don’t require a lot of absorbency and put a better brand on the kitchen cupboard. I think we have the bad ones almost used up now, but it’s taken a concerted effort. Coffee is another product that is often a lot cheaper when on sale. A good brand currently goes for over $13 a can at standard prices whereas it can drop to close to $7 or $8 on sale. Luckily, we aren’t tied into just one brand since several are okay. We can take advantage of most of the price cuts. All of this brings to mind the concept of actual worth. If the regular prices and sale prices are vastly different, this might possibly indicate that the product is generally overpriced. Conversely, if there isn’t much difference, maybe you’re actually getting a product that is worth what you’re paying for it. Unfortunately for my mid-section, ice cream is frequently offered at reduced prices. One of my favorite brands tends to go on sale about once a month and severely tests my somewhat-feeble sales resistance. They have a chocolate-almond that is to die for. Also excellent is their “moosetracks” involving vanilla ice cream with lots of chocolate strips and peanut butter cups. Even their vanilla bean is quite tasty with fresh peaches or maybe a banana and a touch of chocolate syrup. When these luscious dairy delights are on sale, they offer a form of low-cost weight gain although they aren’t unhealthful in other ways. Some sales techniques are a bit confusing. It is popular nowadays to offer ten packages of something for $10. Do you really need ten boxes of Hamburger Helper? This is more of a gimmick than anything since you can usually buy one or two items instead of ten and still get the sale price.
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in eastern South Dakota and throughout Minnesota and Iowa as well as many other states. The Soybean Cyst Nematode is a small, plant-parasite round worm that feeds in the roots of soybeans. Most nematodes are too small to be seen with the naked eye. The first and most important step in management of SCN is identification. Soil sampling is a means of determining both the presence of the nematode as well as its population levels. Fall sampling allows adequate time to employ SCN management techniques for the following season, but sampling at any time can be useful. The SDSU Plant Diagnostic Clinic offers SCN testing free of charge for South Dakota growers, funded by the South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council. Soil Sample Information Sheets and sample bags can be picked up at the SDSU Plant Diagnostic Clinic. Copies may be made of the information sheet, which can be downloaded from: http://www.sdstate.edu/ps/plantclinic/upload/SCN-Soil-SamplingInfo-Sheet.pdf. Mailing information can be found on the information sheet. For more information on SCN you can go to http://www.planthealth.info for an
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Referred Law 16 (HB 1234) factsheet
Representative Jacqueline Sly and Representative Dan Dryden from Rapid City worked on a subcommittee during the 2012 Legislative session after HB1234 was introduced by Governor Daugaard’s office. Amendments were introduced throughout the process taking into account suggestions made by a variety of stakeholders in education. The following is a summary of RL16. As voters begin making decisions regarding Ballot Questions, it is essential that one makes informed decisions based on facts rather than perceptions or misinformation. Referred Law 16, also known as HB1234, has many parts. Regardless of one’s political preference, each voter has a responsibility to be informed when taking the time to vote. Referred Law 16 Facts: Fact 1 - The “Critical Needs Scholarship Program” will create 100 scholarships a year for students majoring in education for their junior and senior years who agree to teach in a critical needs teaching field. Critical needs will be determined based upon a survey of local school districts. The scholarships will equate to full tuition and fees at a state university, and recipients will be required to teach in a critical needs field for five years in South Dakota after graduation. The program begins in the 2013-14 school year. Fact 2 -The “Math and Science Teacher Incentive Program” will reward the state’s best middle school and high school math and science teachers – those who are evaluated as “distinguished” or “proficient” on the state evaluation system – with an annual bonus of $2,500. This program begins in the 2014-15 school year. It is voluntary. (It is estimated there will be 500 math and science teachers retiring in the next 5-10 years. In FY 11 there were a total of 19 math education major graduates from SD universities, 12 biology education majors, 1 chemistry, 1 earth science, and 0 physics education majors. However, there were 142 elementary education graduates, 37 elementary/special education graduates, and 40 early childhood education graduates.) Fact 3- The “Top Teacher Rewards Program” allows local school districts to create their own plans to reward teachers based upon student achievement, teacher leadership, or local critical needs. Districts will receive approximately $1,000 per teacher to set up their local plans. Each district can opt out entirely if they choose. A third option schools can use is the original proposal to give $5,000 bonuses to the top 20 percent of teachers. The program begins in the 2014-15 school year. Fact 4- The law removes the state mandate that requires districts to grant continuing contract
Another trend is for stores to say, “Buy one. Get one free.” This may be okay, but I noticed that deal being offered on a cut-up chicken this week. The only problem was that the one you pay for is around $9 which is about twice what a chicken is worth in the first place. Generally speaking, if a store cuts something up, it costs more. Similarly, if they cook it or make it instant, it is higher priced. When it comes to bacon, though, I often buy the pre-cooked stuff since we don’t eat a lot of it. What’s more, it is so simple to microwave four strips for fifteen seconds rather than spend twenty minutes frying it and dealing with all that grease. My nephew would find this a silly idea, however, since many of his favorite dishes include bacon grease for frying or simply as an addition. He fishes and hunts almost constantly, and I suspect that venison and other wild game might indeed be improved with lashings of bacon grease. So, as usual, one needs to keep their wits about them when buying anything whether it’s on sale or not. I have noticed that sour cream is this week actually being offered at $2.49 which is a good deal on that product. I should probably stock up. I make a form of kolache with that which involves flattening a bit of bread dough, poking a dent in the middle, and baking it six minutes. Then you add the sour cream mixed with some sugar and cinnamon in the dent and on top and bake it some more. This is just first-rate, and I actually crave it from time to time. Got to go now. The sale ends today. Don’t want to miss it.
We’re closing in on a year since the re-organization of the SDSU Extension Service, in which the County Extension Educator Positions were eliminated. 4-H Advisors took over the youth program at the county level, and eight Regional Extension Centers became the home base for Extension Field Specialists covering a wide variety of topic areas. This transition has yielded both progress and pains. We encourage you to continue to rely on SDSU Extension for unbiased, researchbased information. If we can help, contact the Winner Regional Extension Center at 605-842-1267. Testing for Soybean Cyst Nematode
1st Anniversary of the SDSU Extension Re-organization
Soybean cyst nematode (SCN) is the most damaging pest of soybean in North America. While not yet found in all soybean-producing areas, soybean cyst nematodes are hardy and will survive anywhere soybeans are produced in South Dakota as well as North Dakota and northern Minnesota. SCN often reduces average yields by as much as fifty percent or more. Soybean Cyst Nematodes have been found in at least 20 counties
updated “Soybean Cyst Nematode Management Guide”. The guide is provided by the North Central Soybean Research Program (NCSRP) and the Cooperative Extension Service. You can also access fact sheet 902-A, “Soybean Cyst Nematode” at: http://pubstorage.sdstate.edu/AgBio_Publications/articles/FS902A.pdf. Good candidates for testing are soybean fields that have had declining yields, stunted plants, plants that are slow to canopy, become yellow in July or August, and show reduced vigor or mature earlier than normal. Sample fields at a depth of 0 to 6 inches with a soil probe, spade or vehicle mounted probe. Key areas in fields to sample are fence rows where blowing soil may collect, areas with a history of flooding, field entry points, and low yielding areas. Sampling can continue until freeze up with hand equipment, and all winter with hydraulic probes. Collect 15-20 samples per site, mix thoroughly and submit as soon as possible, but do not use heat to dry or grind. 10/16-18/2012 – SDSU Extension Annual Conference, Brookings, SD 11/27-28/2012 – Ag Horizons Conference, Pierre, SD Calendar
to teachers. (It is sometimes called “tenure.”) This takes effect on July 1, 2016. Teachers who receive continuing contracts prior to that date will not lose continuing contract status. Local districts will still be allowed to extend continuing contract if they choose, but it will no longer be required by the state. Fact 5- The law creates a new statewide evaluation system for teachers and principals, as one component of the state’s new school accountability system. The state is replacing No Child Left Behind with a state-created system that will create better student assessments and measure schools on a variety of factors. Fact 6 -Several advisory committees are created to allow for more input from educators as these programs are implemented over the next three school years. Fact 7- Once fully implemented, these proposals will be funded by the state at a level of $15 million a year, on top of regular formula funding for K-12 education. The money will go directly to the individual teachers, above and beyond their salary paid by the school district. A vote “Yes” is to enact the education reform act. A vote “No” is against the referred law.
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By Gus Volmer Playing the Kadoka Kougars on Friday, September 21, the Coyotes, following a homecoming lost to the White River Tigers, tried to get back on the right track against the Kougars. In the first quarter the Kougars scored first with a long run, but the Coyotes then marched the ball down field and scored on a 40 yard run, but the run was called back from a holding penalty. Unable to move the ball after the penalty, they punted their possession away. The Coyotes couldn’t stop the Kougars from passing the ball down field and the first half ended with the Coyotes trailing 18-0. That score remained for the second half. In the second half the Coyotes came out strong and moved the ball down the field but couldn’t manage to finish off the drive with a score and turned the ball over on downs. The defense got stronger in the second half and stopped the Kougars, but the Coyotes still couldn’t score. Stats: Rushing: Philip Mathews 9 carries 36 yards, Wyatt Hespe 6 carries 26 yards, Skyler Miller 8 carries 36 yards. Kyle Manke 10
Coyotes battle back against three teams recording one win
tackles. Next game against the Lyman Raiders on September 28, the Coyotes started slow but limited the Raiders to one score and then also scored once; neither team completed the two-point conversions. The rest of the half was a defensive game from both sides. Second half started slow and the Coyotes scored only one more touchdown but missed the twopoint conversion. The Raiders scored on a broken play and got the two-point conversion. The Coyotes trailed 14-12. From that point on the Coyote defense made a stone wall and didn’t let the Raiders score again. The Coyotes scored two more times and got both two-point conversions leading to a 28-14 win. Stats: Rushing: Mathews 11 carries 116 yards, Hespe 8 carries 55 yards, Miller 19 carries 100 yards. Passing: Volmer 5-7 33 yards. Manke 8.5 tackles. Next the Wall Eagles played on October 5. After the Coyotes won the toss and elected to receive, Mathews caught the kick off and returned it to the Coyote’s five yard line. They scored, but didn’t
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get the two-point conversion. Defense stayed tough and stopped the Eagles, and added another score along with the twopoint conversion. The second quarter was a tough quarter for the home team’s offense; they didn’t score except on a safety caused by the Coyote defense. Eagles then took the lead with a couple of big runs and a field goal. The Coyotes trailed 17-16. Both teams scored only once in that third quarter, but the defense from both sides was tough. The fourth quarter started with the Coyotes trailing the Eagles 23-22. The Coyotes defended their home turf, and the offense ignited again and scored two more times on the Eagles’ defense. The Coyotes weren’t quite fast enough for the Eagles’ speedy running backs and couldn’t stop the Eagles to a shut out fourth quarter. The Coyotes lost a hard fought game 38-36. Stats: Rushing: Mathews 9 carries 61 yards 1TD, Hespe 13 carries 78 yards 1TD, Miller 20 carries 64 yards 1TD. Passing: Volmer 8-13 198 yards. Top receiver: Mathews 6 receptions 144 yards. Manke 8.5 tackles.
Saturday & Sunday, October 20 & 21 Pheasant Opener 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. ~ Ambulance Shed
(end of Main Street, Murdo)
• Omelets • Pancakes • Country Style Potatoes • Link Sausages
Stop by and see the new ambulance and enjoy breakfast!
Free-will donation with $5 minimum
The money raised will be put toward the new ambulance
Ready for fall… Fall decorations adorn the front of the West
Central Electric building on Main Street. Recent cooler temperatures, falling leaves and opening weekend of Pheasant hunting as well as the many seasonal decorations around town remind us that Fall is here in full force. Photo by Karlee Barnes
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IN 2012 REP LUCAS VOTED: • To support SD workers – NO to send $5 million of tax payer • To remove the moratorium on nursing home beds –
dollars out of state to recruit workers while high schools are cutting their agriculture, business, technology education, and family & consumer sciences programs – SB 48 allowing the new nursing home to be built in Brandon and for possible construction in Pine Ridge – Yes on SB 69 • To support law enforcement officers – to allow sheriffs the final say on issuing concealed pistol permits – NO on HB 1248 (Also vetoed by the Governor)
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Proceedings of the Draper Town Board
Regular Session October 3, 2012 The Draper Town Board met in regular session October 3, 2012, at the Draper Hall at 7:00 p.m. Chairman Nies called the meeting to order. Present: Nies and Louder. Absent: Hatheway. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. These bills were presented for payment and approved: Heartland Waste Management, garbage, $700.00; WR Lyman Jones, water, $55.00; Servall, rugs, $19.09; West Central, electric, $393.97; Kim Schmidt, salary, $367.40; Murdo Coyote, advertisement, $22.10; Dept of Revenue, sales tax, $17.20; IRS, ss & wh, $55.20. Clerk stated that she has mailed out three building permits. She also showed a letter from West Central Electric stating that they will be changing the Fire Dept. electric rate to a large commercial rate because of the three phases. The street lights were discussed. The board mentioned that no action has been taken on shutting some of them off. It was also reported that the light by the Draper Hall and the bottom of Main Street only work part time. The budget was said as is follows: Budget for the Town of Draper October 2013 Income Street . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3,000 Garbage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9,400 Sewer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4,300 Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300 Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300 Heat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Ben rent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .550 Interest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,500 Taxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8,500 Liq . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,200 Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Adm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Electric . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7,950 Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$37,000 Expense Street . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,000 Garbage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9,200 Sewer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .500 Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .450 Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,500 Heat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,500 Ben rent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Interest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Taxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Liq . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150 Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100 Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4,100 Adm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7,100 Electric . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4,400 General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3,000 Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$37,000 The tax levy was set at $5000.00. The Draper permit for the construction and demolition debris disposal solid waste facility was received. The town wants all concerned citizens to know that there is a $5.00 charge on using the landfill if you don’t belong to the Town of Draper garbage service. The board received a complaint that there are citizens using their personal dumpsters. Being no further business, Nies motioned, second Louder to adjourn. Kim Schmidt, Finance Clerk Published October 18, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $39.64. viously mailed to the Board for their review. Motion by Director Prokop, seconded by Director Matt to approve the August minutes. Motion carried unanimously. FINANCIAL REPORT: A. Approval of Bills: Casey Krogman - $56.61, Marion Matt - $56.61, Veryl Prokop - $56.61, West River/Lyman-Jones RWS $1,000.00, Pennington County Courant $31.52, Lyman County Herald - $69.56, Murdo Coyote - $39.71, Todd County Tribune - $36.58, Pioneer Review - $35.41, Kadoka Press - $77.71. Motion by Director Matt, seconded by Director Prokop to approve the District bills. Motion carried unanimously. B. District Financial Status Report: The financial status of the District to date was previously sent to the Board. A copy of the August Financial Report is on file at the District office in Murdo. Motion by Director Prokop, seconded by Director Matt to approve the August Financial Report. Motion carried unanimously. REPORTS: A. Manager’s Report: Manager Fitzgerald presented his September report to the Board. Motion by Director Matt, seconded by Director Prokop to approve the Manager’s Report. Motion carried unanimously. B. Other Reports: None. ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:15 a.m. (MT). ATTEST: /s/ Amy Kittelson Amy Kittelson, Recording Secretary /s/ Casey Krogman Casey Krogman, Vice-Chairman Published October 18, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $31.41.
Jones County Cross Country
Murdo Coyote • October 18, 2012 •
Proceedings of the West River Water Development District
Regular Session September 20, 2012 CALL TO ORDER: The West River Water Development District convened for their regular meeting at the K Bar S Lodge in Keystone, SD. Vice-Chairman Casey Krogman called the meeting to order at 8:05 a.m. (MT). Roll call was taken and Vice-Chairman Krogman declared a quorum was present. Directors present were: Casey Krogman (via teleconference), Marion Matt and Veryl Prokop. Absent: Joseph Hieb and Lorne Smith. Also present: Jake Fitzgerald, Manager; Amy Kittelson, Office Manager for WR/LJ. ADDITIONS TO AGENDA: None. APPROVE AGENDA: Motion by Director Prokop, seconded by Director Matt to approve the agenda. Motion carried unanimously. APPROVE MINUTES: The minutes of the August 14, 2012, meeting were pre-
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West River Pheasants Forever hosts third youth pheasant hunt
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Celebrating homecoming traditions
by Senator John Thune It’s the time of the year when communities across South Dakota commence with their annual homecoming celebrations. From Sisseton to Spearfish, school festivities bring together current students, alumni, and community members to cheer on the hometown team and renew their school spirit. Whether it is the parades, the tailgates, or the highly anticipated Friday night football games, homecoming is one of the biggest events of the year for many towns in South Dakota.
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Growing up in Murdo, it seemed like the biggest football game of the year almost always landed on homecoming. As a young high school quarterback, I remember my nervous jitters walking onto the field for the homecoming game, waiting for the first snap, and hearing the crowd as they cheered on the Coyotes. From the football game to the homecoming dance, these high school homecoming memories are time-honored traditions in South Dakota. While at the University of South Dakota working on my master’s degree, I was able to experience firsthand one of South Dakota’s collegiate homecoming traditions. I have great memories of Dakota Days in Vermillion and I still enjoy the opportunity to catch a little Coyote football. As I’ve traveled South Dakota, I have had the opportunity to participate in various college homecoming celebrations across the state. This year I was glad to be in Aberdeen for Gypsy Days and look forward to attending the 100th anniversary of Hobo Days in Brookings. The schools each have unique traditions that make their celebrations exciting for alumni and students. At every school, I enjoy connecting with friends and community members whose pride and school spirit inspire us to continue to support South Dakota schools and their athletic programs. Kimberley and I wish all communities and universities across the state a fun and safe homecoming season.
Walking the field… Youth hunters had the help of the adult they brought with them, other area hunters and dogs to learn the ins and outs of pheasant hunting. Courtesy photo Successful hunt… Riley
Rankin, son of Andy and Jill Rankin of Draper, shows off the pheasant he shot during the youth pheasant hunt. Fifteen kids participated in the Third Annual West River youth Pheasants Forever pheasant hunt held Saturday, October 6 at the Travis and Dee Hendricks ranch. Each hunter received a hunting vest, a Pheasants Forever Ringnecks hat and a Ringnecks Pheasants Forever Membership. The youth hunters were able to both identify and shoot prairie chickens and pheasants. Local hunters donated their time and the use of dogs to make the event successful. Dee Hendricks said that the true gift of the day for the kids was the hunt and being with somebody they looked up to. Courtesy photo
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Emily Wickstrom, Rural Advocate for Missouri Shores Domestic Violence Center, is at the J.C. Courthouse in the jury room Tuesday, October 23 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY For more information call 1-800-696-7187 Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Dating Violence.
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Elementary celebrates fire prevention week
Murdo Coyote • October 18, 2012 •
Jones County FSA News
• David Klingberg •
for water hauling completed this summer. Contact the Jones County FSA Office for additional information at 605.669.2404 Ext 2. CRP REMOVAL OF BALES EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 15, 2012 Report by:
Afternoon fire truck cruise… Fire chief Rich Sylva drives a Murdo Fire truck loaded with
the kindergarten class, their helpers and a few other firemen. Deb Venard’s kindergarten class has been touring the fire hall and taking fire truck rides in honor of Fire Prevention Week since Venard started teaching in the Jones County School District in 1988. Photo by Karlee Barnes
The Clinical View
• Dr. P.E. Hoffsten •
for other treatments goes on. There has been a fibrate family of drugs exemplified by gemfibrozil and the niacin family of drugs. These both seem to help very few additional individuals when statins are not effective. There are “bile resin” products that bind cholesterol in the stool and result in its elimination that way. These are relatively infrequently successful treatments. There is, of course, the Cheerio treatment, which as far as I am concerned, is a total fraud. Please don’t be so naïve to think that eating Cheerios is going to cure your lipid problem. Through all of these other treatments, there are still many individuals whose lipid problems are not solved by our modern medications. Michigan State University Hospital took upon itself a specialty clinic to evaluate individuals whose lipids were not solved by our standard methods. Their purpose was to evaluate referred cases to see if there were causes other than our standard belief that lipid abnormalities are primarily hereditary. They found that onethird of the cases that they evaluated did indeed have secondary causes of the lipid abnormality. By a secondary cause, it is meant a condition or practice that when corrected distinctly improves the lipid abnormality. The most common of these was uncontrolled diabetes mellitus. The second most common cause was alcoholism. They remarked that the alcohol problem was not recognized prior to the referral to the specialty clinic. There were several other less frequent causes identified. Among them were: the use of estrogen replacement therapy for women, the use of antipsychotic medications for those with mental illness, and the use of immunosuppressive agents for those with inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. Finally, there was a large group of individuals who had primary kidney disease as the basic problem and this needed to be addressed in of itself. The point of this column is to help those who have a degree of frustration because their lipids are simply not effectively treated with our standard medications. Some-
USDA Farm Service Agency's (FSA) Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) provides emergency funding and technical assistance for farmers and ranchers to rehabilitate farmland damaged by natural disasters and for carrying out emergency water conservation measures in periods of severe drought. Funding for ECP is appropriated by Congress which has not been approved at this time. ECP program participants receive cost-share assistance of up to 75 percent of the cost to implement approved emergency conservation practices, as determined by county FSA committees. As mentioned above, there is no funding for the ECP practices at this time. Filing an application is still the first step to get cost share for pipeline projects or reimbursed
JONES COUNTY IS APPROVED FOR EMERGENCY CONSERVATION PROGRAM (ECP) – SIGNUP ENDS 10/24/12
2013 Crop Acreage Reporting Dates
Nov. 15, 2012 All perennial forage, winter wheat and rye
Due to continuing drought conditions, fire dangers, harvesting pressures, lack of hay movers, etc, an extension has been granted to remove bales from CRP acreages to November 15, 2012. REVISED 2013 ACREAGE REPORTING DATES
For the 2013 crop year, new acreage reporting dates have been implemented as part of the Acreage Crop Reporting Streamlining Initiative. This process is intended to streamline the common processes within USDA (FSA and RMA). They are as follows:
July 15, 2013 Barley, Corn, Dry Beans, Dry Peas, Flax, Forage Seeding, Grain Sorghum, Hybrid Corn Seed, Millet, Oats, Popcorn, Potatoes Safflower, Soybeans, Sunflowers, Spring Wheat, and all other crops
DATES TO REMEMBER/ DEADLINES: Oct. 24: ECP Sign up deadline Nov. 15: 2013 acreage reporting date for all perennial forage and winter wheat Nov. 15: Deadline for CRP bales to be removed from CRP Feel free to call the office if you ever have questions on any of our programs 605-669-2404 Ext 2.
Water!… The elementary students took delight in the stream of water that the fire department left behind after showing the students how far the fire truck’s hose could spray. Jones County hasn’t seen any significant rain for a few months so the kids were excited to be able to dip their hands in the water before going back inside. Photo by Karlee Barnes
Fire training… The Murdo Fire Department participated in
training the afternoon of Sunday, October 14 in honor of Fire Prevention Week. Photo by Karlee Barnes
Community Foundation help
The Jones County Community Foundation recently gave financial assistance toward two projects at the Murdo Auditorium. Two thousand dollars was given toward the purchase of a new sound system and $500 went to the PTO for new tables. The community foundation is still in a growing stage but was started by generous people with Jones County at heart, donating dollars from which only earnings can be spent. Currently the board is trying to raise $20,000 toward a $5,000 match and anyone willing
to participate can contact one of the board members. To this date, nearly $200,000 has been raised and earnings of over $10,000 has been distributed in the county. Board members would be willing to answer any questions about the organization in hopes that more folks would step forward to help out or give suggestions. The board includes: Dennis Moore, Bob Rankin, Barb Venard, Linda Kessler, Dave Geisler, Brian O’Reilly and Jim Butt.
Following World War II, United States Government took upon itself the task of evaluating how and why heart attacks occur. Within 20 years it had been clearly determined that there were four major risk factors for development of coronary artery disease and these four factors accounted for 95 percent of all of the heart attacks that occur. These four common factors included high blood pressure, diabetes mellitus, smoking cigarettes and abnormalities in the person’s blood lipid levels. Over the years, the lipids in the blood were fractionated into four classes that are commonly reported on a person’s lipid panel today. These four classes included the total blood cholesterol which we have learned is best maintained at 200 mg percent or less. The second component was the LDL or low density lipoprotein. This component was felt to be highly related to heart attacks and we have learned it is best kept below 70 mg percent. The third component was called the HDL or high density lipoprotein. We learned that the higher this value is the better. For men it is preferably above 40 mg percent. For women it is naturally slightly higher. Ironically, the more of this lipid component in the person’s blood, the more the person is protected from heart attacks or strokes. There are families who carry a gene to get the HDL at 90mg percent or more and their families are associated with longevity. Lastly, there is a component called triglycerides. There are lots of arguments about whether the triglycerides play a role in heart attacks and strokes or not. Suffice it to say, the lower the triglyceride level below 150 mg percent, the better. With the above discoveries that a high LDL was pivotally related to the incidence of heart attacks, medications were devised to lower the LDL. The statin family of drugs (lovastatin,simvastatin, pravastatin, atorvastatin, Crestor) has been a spectacular success in this regard. And yet, these drugs do not work for everyone. Many individuals have intolerance for the statin drugs. Thus, the search
UNEXPECTED CAUSES OF LIPID ABNORMALITIES
times it might be worthwhile to look for secondary causes of dyslipidemia rather than to labor with our preconceived notion that dyslipidemia is primarily a hereditary condition.
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MATH/PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER - Qualifications: Possess valid SD Teaching Certificate for appropriate level. Experience teaching Native American children preferred. Must pass background and drug testing. Indian preference observed & Lakota speaker preferred. Duties: Maintain individual student records as required including three forms of assessment. Confer with parents as needed for student concerns. Supervise meals, playground and early morning duties as assigned. For a complete job description contact Lisa Bielawski, Principal at 605-8234235. JOIN OUR PLANKINTON CITY CREW! FT maintenance position. Electric, Streets, Water, Wastewater. Competitive salary. Attractive benefit package. In a growing progressive community. For application contact City Hall (605) 942-7767.
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NOW IS THE chance to buy a well established & successful business in the State Capitol of S.D. The Longbranch is for SALE (serious inquires only). Call Russell Spaid 605-280-1067. RDO EQUIPMENT CO. – Competitive wages, benefits, training, profit sharing, opportunities for growth, great culture and innovation. $1,500 Sign on Bonus available for Service Technicians. To browse opportunities go to www.rdoequipment.com. Must apply online. EEO. EMPLOYMENT
MANAGER NEEDED for progressive credit union. Excellent benefits and salary. Resumes only submitted to Box 69, Gregory, S.D. 57533. EEOC.
CHARLEY’S WELDING AND AUTO Repair, part of Kennebec Telephone Co., seeks full-time Mechanic. Excellent pay/benefits! Submit resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org Questions, call Rod or Matt, 605-869-2220.
CAREGIVER/AIDE: Part time position available in the Murdo area assisting elderly and disabled individuals in the comfort of their own homes. Will assist with basic cleaning, laundry, meal prep, personal cares and other tasks which allow independence. Flexible schedules and great supplemental income. Please contact the office (605) 224-2273 or 1-800-899-2578. Be sure to check out our web site at homecareservicessd.com. M39-4tc
LAKEFRONT BANK LOAN Liquidation $29,900 lake property, 100’ clear water shore; Glacial Lakes region NE S.D. Thousand Lakes Realty of Minnesota. 866346-7006 www.1000LakesMN. com. ADVERTISE IN NEWSPAPERS statewide for only $150.00. Put the South Dakota Statewide Classifieds Network to work for you TODAY! (25 WORDS FOR ADDITIONAL $150. EACH WORD $5.) CALL THIS NEWSPAPER OR 800-658-3697 FOR DETAILS. OTR & DRIVER OPPORTUNITY NOTICES
ROUGH COUNTRY SPRAYING: Specializing in controlling Canada thistle on rangeland. ATV application. Also prairie dogs. Call Bill at 605-669-2298. M21-24tp
PERKINS COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPT. has opening for Mechanic. Good Benefits. Applications are available at Courthouse in Bison,
EXPERIENCE WANTED: APPRENTICE or journeyman electrician. Excellent wages and benefits. LEC Inc, Gettysburg. Call 800-568-4324 or send resume to email@example.com. 2008 35FT. NUWA HITCHHIKFOR SALE
DOUGLAS COUNTY COMMISSION is taking applications for full- time Douglas County Highway Superintendent. Must have valid Class A Driver’s License. Experience in road/bridge construction/maintenance preferred. For application contact: Douglas County Auditor (605) 724-2423.
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Rent This Space $4.25 a week/ minimum 3 mos.
$1500.00 SIGN-ON BONUS! EXP. OTR Drivers, TBI, 33¢/34¢, $375 mo., health ins., credit, 03¢ safety bonus, Call Joe for details, 800.456.1024, firstname.lastname@example.org.
HUNTING POTENTIAL LODGE or hospitality location. 4800 sq ft former bar/restaurant with full kitchen, restrooms, tables. Plenty of parking. Located next to the Vivian Coffee Cup. Triple net lease. Call 605-690-5408 M40-4tp for more information.
BLACK RANCHHAND LEGEND SERIES BUMPER. Fits 2010-2012 Dodge Ram pickup. Was only on pickup for two weeks. No damage; like new condition. $1,700. Call Patrick at 605-5300051 or Karlee at 605-295-0047.
SEVERAL NICE USED REFRIGERATORS and freezers. Del’s Exit 63, Box Elder, 390-9810. M42-2tp
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and Seamless Gutters
Allen Heiman – Owner
To Murdo friends: Thank you for putting up with me for 18 years. I appreciate everything everyone has done for me. I will miss you all; it is a great place to live. Mick Weaver Thank you to the Prairie Home Ladies for drawing my name for the two quilts! Don Hieb
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P.O. Box 433 Presho, S.D. 57568-0433 Phone: (605) 895-9644 Cell: (605) 730-5634
Variety of Colors Free Estimates
New Life Home, Inc.
Residential Living Center
24–Hour Care Home–Like Atmosphere
203 W. Hwy. 16, Presho, S.D. • 605-895-2602
CALL US FOR ALL YOUR HOME REPAIRS
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Tires & Service ~ 605-669-2077 Exit 191 ~ Murdo SD
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Carpeted throughout, on-site laundry facility and appliances furnished. PRO/Rental Management 605-347-3077 1-800-244-2826
605-669-2121 Clinic J.S. McNeely 605-669-2553 Home RN, CFNP dba Jones County Clinic
609 Garfield Ave., Murdo, SD 57559
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105 E. 2nd Street • PO Box 108 • Murdo, SD 57559 Phone: (605) 669-2201 • Fax: (605) 669-2450 Dennis and Kevin Moore
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Dan: 605-259-3134 Charlie: 605-452-3311
Family owned and operated – Our family serving your family
Low–Income Housing 1 & 2 bedroom apartments Income–based rent Includes light, heat, water and garbage pickup
Murdo Housing & Redevelopment
H ildebrand S teel & C oncrete
Contact us for ALL types of concrete work!
Murdo Nutrition Program Menu
October 22 Polish Sausage & Sauerkraut Mashed Potatoes Sliced Carrots Corn Bread Applesauce October 23 Oven Crisp Chicken Mashed Potato Casserole Spinach w/ Vinegar Bread Tropical Fruit October 24 Hungarian Goulash Creamed Corn French Bread Mandarin Oranges October 25 Roast Beef Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Green Beans Dinner Roll Mixed Fruit October 26 Potato Soup Meat Sandwich Broccoli Salad Cranberry Juice Apricots
Jerry Hildebrand Cell: 605.488.0291
Rich Hildebrand Cell 605.431.2226
Office: 605-837-2621 Toll Free: 1-877-867-4185
Equal Housing Opportunity
Daryl & Scott Isburg, Funeral Directors
James C. Szana, DDS
Murdo Health Center Wednesday & Thursday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Rent This Space $4.25 a week/ minimum 3 mos.
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24-Hour Service Light to Heavy Duty Towing Repairs Domestic Cars & Trucks
Phone: (605) 669-2075 Murdo, S.D.
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