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A second organizational meeting concerning the forming of a local farmers market will be held Monday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m.

in the Turner Community Center on Main Street in Murdo. The Church at Okaton invites you to hear the Black Hills Gospel Quartet in concert Sunday, March 17, 2013, at 4:00 p.m. in the Turner Community Center on Main Street in Murdo. No cost to attend. The deadline for the Lee Johannsen scholarship available to college students who were graduates of Jones County High School is Friday, April 12, 2013. The scholarship will be awarded to a student in their junior or senior year at their respected college or university for the 2013-2014 school year. A copy of the scholarship application is available at the Jones County High School office. The exercise room at the Tech Center is open Monday– Friday 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., Monday through Friday. It is also open on Saturday from 5 a.m.–5 p.m. and on Sunday 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.

Farmers Market

Coyote News Briefs

Jones County After School HelpLine Center introduces local teens Program students stay busy to Crisis Support text messaging program
by Karlee Barnes A new text messaging program targeting teens offered by the Helpline Center in Sioux Falls was introduced to local youth Monday, March 4. Lori Montis, Helpline Center Suicide and Crisis Director, presented the new program, which is funded in part by the St. Mary’s Foundation Julie Moore from the St. Mary’s Foundation said, “Implementing the texting program in central South Dakota has been made possible with the help of funds raised at the Step Forward to Prevent Suicide Walk and Run held in September 2012.” The Step Forward to Prevent Suicide event helped to raise over $18,000 for suicide prevention and intervention efforts in central South Dakota. So far, this has helped fund the start up of crisis support text messaging in both Sully County and Jones County, with hopes to increase the presence in central South Dakota. Both Sully and Jones County have lost youth to suicide in recent years, making the program a pertinent preventative measure. Judy Feddersen, mother to suicide victim Brian Feddersen, spoke to students in Jones County before the program. Feddersen said, “ This is a great program. If you have any need or reason to use the program, please use it!” Feddersen was the co-chair at the first ever Step Forward to Prevent Suicide Walk and Run. Montis started her presentation by explaining that along with the texting program, the Helpline Center also answers a suicide pre-




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vention lifeline. Trained professionals are available to answer calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Next, she told the students that each suicide affects six people in the victim’s immediate family. These people are called survivors of suicide. Each year, 35,000 people complete suicide in the United States, 5,000 of which are youth under the age of 25. Suicide is the third ranking cause of death for youth in the United States, only after accidents and homicide. Unfortunately, suicide is the second ranking cause of death for youth in South Dakota. South Dakota was ranked

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Number 10 Volume 107 March 7, 2013

Okaton Church

Johannsen Scholarship

Excited to learn… Breckin Steilen, fifth grade, and Kamri

Kittelson, first grade, test out their ski jump made from pipe insulation tubes, ice cream buckets and tape. Courtesy photos by Karlee Barnes Friday, March 1, the Jones County After School Program entertained guest Diana Melvin from the South Dakota Discovery Center. Melvin traveled to Murdo to teach the after school program students all about measuring. After learning that they can measure many different ways with many different tools, the students then went to the mini gym to construct a ski jump to get a better grasp on measuring with hands-on learning. Each group of students made ski jumps out of pipe insulation tubes cut in half. They also had access to buckets, cereal boxes cut in half, egg cartons cut in half, frozen juice containers and tape. The students utilized as many of these materials as they wanted to construct their ski jumps. The “ski jumpers” were marbles, and the task was to get their marble to go through the entire ski jump course and land in a container at the end of the course. All groups successfully completed the project, although some had to revamp their jumps to help their marbles move along. The students drew pictures of their jumps as well as measured the length and height of the jumps at the end of the project and compared them with other groups.

Questions?… Lori Montis from the Helpline Center in Sioux Falls wraps up her presentation to the freshmen and sophomores at Jones County High School Monday afternoon. Photo by Karlee Barnes

Exercise room reminder

Trading Pages Library

Trading Pages Library at the Murdo Coyote is open MondayThursday 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday as open.

Open AA meetings J.C. School Board

Thursdays 8:00 p.m. at the East Commons. Call 530-0371 or 280-7642. The Jones County School District #37-3 will hold their monthly meeting Monday, March 11 at 7 p.m. at the high school library. The public is encouraged to attend.

Crisis Texting… Julie Moore and Lori Montis pass out Ski jump fun… Keyan Falcon, kindergarten, and Hannah Brost, second grade, measure how far their marble made it down their home made ramp.

Third Annual Jesse James Dugan Memorial Shoot successful
Jesse’s life. The shoot started the event in the afternoon and was followed by a hog roast and dancing to the music of Westbound. All proceeds from the shoot and hog roast go to the Jesse Dugan Memorial Scholarship Fund for Jones County High School seniors. The scholarship is available each year for a high school senior who plans on either entering a vocational school or pursuing an agriculture related degree in college. Previous scholarship recipients include Sophie Iversen in

Helpline Center Crisis Support Texting promotional material to Jones County juniors and seniors. The students received material with the crisis texting number and information for further reference.

second in the United States in 2009 for having the highest number of youth suicides for youth aged 15-24. Montis then spoke about suicide risk factors and suicidal protective factors. She said that the crisis texting program is a suicidal protective factor. The texting program is targeted to teens who may not feel comfortable talking to the Helpline Center on the phone, or to anyone else. Eighty-eight percent of teens send and receive over 3,000 text messages per month, and studies show that teens prefer texting over any other form of communication. The program is available for youth to speak about issues such as depression, family conflicts, alcohol and drug issues, relationship problems, and suicidal thoughts. It is a safe and private outlet for youth to have someone to talk to. Upon establishment, the Helpline Center wanted the program to feel like the same as texting a friend. Youth will interact with trained staff, who responds quickly to text messages. The program runs from 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and also provides follow up texting if the youth wishes. The program is new to central South Dakota. It was introduced in the Sioux Empire area. With the help of suicide prevention and intervention funding, Jones County has become the 21st school in South Dakota to be able to use the program.

Spotter… Philip Mathews posts up behind a hay bale during
2011, and Trait Thorne in 2012. Scholarship application informathe shoot. tion will be available at a later date.

by Karlee Barnes The Third Annual Jesse James Dugan Memorial Shoot was held Saturday, March 2 at the Bad River Bucks and Birds hunting lodge north of Draper. The weather cooperated, providing the warmest day of the season thus far. Sixteen teams of two shooters, six throwers and four spotters participated in the European pigeon shoot held to celebrate the life of Jesse Dugan. Dugan, father of three, lost his life in a farming accident in April of 2010. In 2011, a scholarship fund was established in his name, and a memorial pigeon shoot was organized. As in previous years, the event is more than just a shoot. Hosted by Bad River Bucks and Birds, an open invitation is presented to anyone wishing to help celebrate

Let ‘em fly!… Father and son team Dean and Jackson Volmer
raise their shotguns and wait for the pigeons to fly.

Perfect timing… With shells flying, Chester McKenzie and Cory Reinhart take aim during the Third Annual Jesse Dugan Memorial Shoot held at the Bad River Bucks and Birds hunting lodge. Courtesy photos

Enjoying warm spring weather… A group of teams gathered during the pigeon shoot, ready for some fun on the warm March afternoon.

Jones County Sheriff’s Report
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. Feb. 21 Deputy Sylva responded to a one vehicle accident with no injuries,on US HWY 83, mm57. A pickup had left the road and became stuck in a washout. The vehicle was towed out and the driver was transported to a residence in White River. Feb. 22 Deputy Sylva responded to a broke down semi in the driving lane on US HWY 83 northbound, mm59. The semi was towed to Murdo. Deputy Sylva investigated a report of theft of a TV from the Pilot Truckstop. Feb. 23 Deputy Sylva and Sheriff Weber obtained and served a search warrant on a residence in Murdo for the stolen TV from Pilot. The TV was located. While searching for the TV, some drug paraphernalia was observed in plain view. Another search war-

Jones County News
On February 15, Ronnie Lebeda and Holly went to Loveland, Colo., to visit brother Rick and Ella Lebeda. They also visited Christina Lebeda and children Matt and Amanda; Phil and Cathy Allen; Bill and Ronda Allen and children Rich and Joan and their family, all of Loveland; and Kevin and Angie and family from Cheyenne, Wyo. They returned home on February 19. Kim and Tony Schmidt left for Aberdeen on Sunday, February 24 to the home of Kayla, Jeremy and Sydney Hoag for Kayla's birthday. On Monday evening, the group, along with Jaime Schmidt and friend Shawn, went out for supper to celebrate Kayla's birthday, topped off with cake and ice cream. Kim kept doctor appointments while there, returning home on Wednesday. Kayla and Jeremy Hoag and Sydney spent the weekend with Kim and Tony Schmidt (this time it was Kim's ? birthday). Tony made homemade ice cream for the occasion. Donald Volmer joined the group. Due to the sound of bad weather the Aberdeen way, the Hoags left for home Sunday morning. Sunday afternoon, Janet Dowling joined Kim and Tony for a birthday ice cream cake. Son Brady of Brookings arrived late Sunday evening to spend a few days here. Happy birthday, Kim. JP Carwin of Peetz, Colo., arrived Friday to spend the weekend with fiance Sarah Dowling and family, returning home on Sunday. Nelva and Janet Louder spent Tuesday of last week in Pierre – kept an appointment. In the afternoon, they went to Parkwood for coffee and visits with several including Mona Sharp, Lillian Severyn and Joyce Nielsen. Lila Mae Christian, Shirley Vik, Helen Louder, Rosa Lee Styles and Margie Boyle listened to the first and second graders read to them early last Thursday, followed by a skit put on by the fourth graders depicting pioneer characters, which proved to be interesting. After to a cafe for refreshments. David and Lill Seamans spent the night last Tuesday with son Jason in Rapid City. On Wednesday, they went to Ft. Meade and called on Roger Vik and had a good visit. Then they went to Spearfish for a visit with Wade and Patti Dowling. They spent another night in the hills, returning home on Thursday. Ray and Janice Pike attended the elementary jump rope for heart on Friday and watched

rant was obtained and served on the same residence. Several drug paraphernalia items were located along with a small amount of marijuana. Several charges are pending on resident. Feb. 24 Sheriff Weber responded to a report of a large bale of hay in the roadway on I-90, westbound, mm176. The hay was removed from roadway. Sheriff Weber responded to a report of Uhaul truck driving erratically on I-90, eastbound, mm172. The truck was located and driver indicated the wind was causing him problems. Feb. 25 Sheriff Weber investigated a report of damage to the Dakota Prairie Bank in Draper. A vehicle had lost control on the slippery streets and hit the west side of the bank causing structure damage. The driver was located and he made contact with bank owner. Feb. 27 Deputy Sylva transported a transient from Murdo to the Lyman Co. line.

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Friends of Edyth Noldner will be glad to know that she is content and doing well in her residence at Lee House Assisted Living in Eldon, Missouri. It is a very bright, cheery facility with a great staff. Her niece, Elsie Bak, and Bob visited her there recently and were joined by Rodney and Bonita Noldner. Edyth’s mailing address is: Edyth Noldner, Lee House, 105 N. Mill St., Eldon, Missouri 65036. Carol and Gene Cressy went to Pierre on Saturday and met Patti Cressy for lunch. They also attended both play-off games in Lyman. Jones county won one and lost one. Jones County played a good game and gave a good workout to White River, whose team played hard, fast and accurate; they will be playing in Wall this week against Oelrichs to determine who goes to state. Go Tigers. The Book and Thimble Club held their monthly meeting in the science room at the high school. Artist in residence, Mary Wipf gave a wonderful PowerPoint presentation on the history of paper marbling, one of the oldest known forms of paper art. Wipf also did a hands on demonstration. Then, we got to actually make our own paper art. It was a wonderful experience. Mary said she really enjoys working with the students as they get so enthused about their projects. Monday night, a group interested in organizing a Farmers Market met at the Turner Community Center and began the process of organizing a market for Murdo. The next meeting is set for March 11 at 7:00 p.m. Anyone interested in the Farmers Market should plan to come to the meeting. Marie Addison went to visit

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Grace McKillip on Wednesday. Grace is doing well and is in good spirits. She was to start rehab on her ankle the next day. She is looking forward to moving to Pierre when she is recuperated, where she will be closer to her son, Doug and family. Grace’s sister, Blanche Dolezal lives in the assisted living in Philip and visits often. Helen McMillan and Lila Mae Christian visited their sister-inlaw Edna McKenzie in Chamberlain on Friday. Pam (McKenzie) Bryan was there to visit her mom and the ladies had a riotous time. Edna is more content now and keeps busy playing cards and going out for lunch with friends. She was very happy to see them and they had a good visit. An avid bird watch reports that big flocks of birds are moving through, so if you to like to see and hear the birds, get on outside and put your listening ears on. Robins are especially fun to watch as are the doves that have been here all winter. June Guthrie went to Pierre on Saturday to visit Morris and do some shopping. She had planned to bring Morris home but he was not feeling up to par. Helen McMillan, Cheryl McMillan, Karen Bowers and Melanie Bowers all attended the play in Reliance on Saturday. They enjoyed it very much. Jean Kinsley and granddaughter Kristen Ellendorf and her two children, Reese and Truett, from Tea, S.D., stopped in to visit Julia Broeacher on Saturday. They were here visiting over the weekend. Cecelia Newsam and Rita Henderson went to Pierre on Friday to the doctor and they did some shopping before returning home.

great-grandkids Riley and Peyton Rankin jump rope; proved interesting. Terri and Tana Volmer, Jill and Katie Venard, and Beth Van Dam traveled to Rapid City on Sunday and took mom/grandma Kim Calkins out for lunch to celebrate her birthday. David Venard, Nick Van Dam and Kyle Venard joined the group for lunch. The guys were on their way home from a time of snowmobiling in the hills. Happy birthday, Kim. Marge Hayes celebrated her 88th birthday on Saturday at a clubhouse near her home when family and friends gathered for a catered supper complete with birthday cake and ice cream. Those helping her celebrate were: Mary and Mike Dott; Steve Hayes; Stephanie Dott and friend Shane; Ryan and Jaime Dott; Jaime Hayes and son Malachi; Nick Hayes; Mike's sister and brother-in-law; and Jaime Dott's parents. It was a great day. Daughter Jody Wingert of Washington missed this party, but is coming this week and I'm guessing there will be more partying. Happy birthday, Marge. Ray and Janice Pike joined Ray's nephew, Gene and Julie Pike and daughter Kristina of Sioux Falls, at the Riggs theatre in Pierre Saturday for the middle school all state band concert. Kristina, a sixth grader, played in the honors band. After, the group went out for supper. Nelva and Janet Louder headed for the hills again last Wednesday. This time to celebrate their leap year daughter, Cara's, non birthday. She does turn over another year, just doesn't get the day! Nelva and Janet, along with son Jay, joined the Pearson family for supper at their home, topped off with a decorated cherry pie and ice cream, made by Janet. Thursday evening, son Brian joined the group and we went out for supper. The waiters sang "happy birthday". Nelva and Janet headed home Friday, stopping in Kadoka at the rest home. They visited Dwight Louder, Mary Ellen Herbaugh (she was playing bingo) and Melford Koester. Then they went to see Deanna Byrd, Kristi Stone and girls. David and Lill Seamans traveled to Gregory Saturday on business. While there they called on Lill's sister, Bernice and Jerry Klein. Eldon and Esther Magnuson spent last Thursday in Pierre, kept an appointment, and met Shelley Boehmer, Lori Owens and Crystal Lindekugel for lunch. That evening the Magnusons, Shelley, Crystal, Tyson and Tripp had a pizza supper at Lori and Wade's. Dorothy and Darin Louder visited Dwight in Kadoka last Wednesday. The 3rd Annual Jesse Dugan Memorial Shoot was held at the Bad River Bucks and Birds on Saturday. There were approximately 18 pairs of hunters starting at 2:00 p.m., coming from as far away as Omaha and Minnesota. Following the hunt, supper was served. Later, the music started and the dancing began. Among the many helping to head this event up were: Scott, Philip and Madison Mathews; Tarra Dugan and family; and Brett Waibel. There was a good crowd.

Some that told me they were there were: Fred and Mary Mathews; Eldon and Esther Magnuson; Kathie Mason and Ernie Kessler; Philip and Audrey Mathews. Proceeds go to the Jesse Dugan Memorial Scholarship fund for Jones County High School seniors. Charlie and Susan Hamer brought a carry-in dinner Sunday to Dorothy, Brad and Darin Louder. Nelva and Janet Louder joined the group for coffee in the afternoon. Kathie Mason and Shelley Boehmer spent Saturday with parents Eldon and Esther Magnuson. On Monday evening of last week, Eldon and Esther Magnuson, along with George Mowry, were supper guests at the Presho home of Delores Volmer. Nelva and Janet Louder received the shocking news last week that a friend of ours, Wayne Rawstern, 78, of Onida, was killed while helping to cut down a huge tree on a vacant lot. He was killed instantly when the tree fell on him. We became friends 45 years ago when his wife, Mary, and I (Janet) were roommates when we had our leap year (February 29) baby girls, Karen and Cara. We've kept in touch since. Funeral services were Saturday morning at the Sully Buttes High School gym with Father Jerome Kopel officiating. A huge crowd of family and friends were on hand to say their goodbyes. Only the family went to the cemetery at Agar for burial. A family member rode Wayne's motorcycle, along with several other motorcyclists who escorted the procession. He leaves his wife, Mary, and six adult children and their families. A lunch was served to approximately 300 in the multipurpose room (which is huge). While having lunch, we visited with Mr. and Mrs. Gene Stampe, in-laws of former Draperite Melanie (Miller) Stampe. We also visited Rawstern family members. Back to Pierre, we visited Alex and Jean Freier. It was a very sad day but Mother Nature provided a beautiful day. Ken and Carmen Miller spent the weekend in Sioux Falls with daughter Karissa Miller and Ben Zimmer. Following church Sunday, Rosa Lee Styles, Lila Mae Christian, Donald Volmer, Ray and Janice Pike, Ray and Shirley Vik, Nelva and Janet Louder had dinner together at a local cafe. Lana Vevig and daughter Alyssa of Sturgis arrived at the parental home of Randy and Linda Vevig on Saturday. Saturday evening, Linda and Lana went to Pierre and joined relatives to celebrate the 21st birthday of Linda's great-niece, Brittney, by taking in a few pubs! Alyssa stayed home to entertain Grandpa Randy. Lana and Alyssa returned home on Sunday. Linda and Randy went back to Pierre on Sunday where they joined a group for supper at a restaurant to celebrate the 18th birthday of Linda's great-niece, Jordan Buchanen, of Mission Ridge. Happy birthday, Brittney and Jordan. Karen Authier spent Saturday with Margaret and Greg Rankin. On Sunday, Kris Bradley spent the day with them. The trio went to a local cafe for dinner.

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SD Stockgrowers and SD Cattlewomen offer scholarship
The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association and the South Dakota Cattlewomen are currently accepting applications for a $1,000 scholarship in memory of Guy E. Ham. The scholarship is available to any South Dakota student having completed at least one year of post-secondary education and pursuing a career in an agricultural or agri-business related field. This $1,000 scholarship is made possible by the generosity and gift of the Guy E. Ham Beef Industry Scholarship in memory of Guy Ham and his commitment to the future of the agriculture industry in South Dakota. Application information and details can be found by visiting www.southdakotastockgrowers.or g or by contacting the SD Stockgrowers Assoc. at 605-342-0429. Applications will be accepted until August 1, 2013 and the scholarship will be awarded during the Stockgrowers Annual Convention on September 28, 2013. Donations to the Guy E. Ham Beef Industry Scholarship are gratefully accepted by the SD Stockgrowers Association for the purpose of continuing this scholarship program. Please contact Silvia Christen for more information about contributing to this scholarship. by Karlee Barnes The Jones County After School Program’s Register Tapes for Education fundraiser is nearing an end. Director Stacey Booth said the fundraiser has so far earned 211,112 points for the after school program. For every dollar spent at Murdo Family Foods, the Register Tapes for Education donates one point to the after school program. The after school program far exceeded their goal of 20,000 points, which started accumulating on September 1, 2012.

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Register Tapes for Education fundraiser ends March 31

Booth said the fundraiser will officially end on Sunday, March 31. She said that the redemption period for the points is May 1 through May 31, so the school has some time to decide how they wish to use the points they have earned. Anyone who shops at Murdo Family Foods may donate to the cause without spending any money. Designated containers for collecting register receipts are set up at Murdo Family Foods, or receipts can be dropped off at the after school program located in the Mickelson Building at the Jones County Elementary School.

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Seizing the Hope Set Before Us by Pastor Rick Hazen ... Heb 6:18 United Methodist Church
Jesus said to his disciples, “Things that make people fall into sin are bound to happen, but how terrible for the one who makes them happen! It would be better for him if a large millstone were tied around his neck and he were thrown into the sea than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin. So watch what you do!” (Luke 17:1-3) How many of us have our priorities straight? Lent is a great time to give up the “meaningless stuff of this world”and, instead, seek the “meaningful stuff of God.” The world will never save us or give us a place in heaven — neither will good works or good deeds. Only God’s Son, Jesus Christ saves us through the blood He shed for us on the cross on Calvary 2,000 years ago. How many of us will make a change for the sake of Jesus Christ, or will we stay “status quo” because that’s the way it’s always been done. Jesus Christ is not a “status quo” Savior. When God called St. Augustine, he answered, “I will follow you Lord…but not yet!” He was enjoying the sinful desires of this world too much. How often are we like Augustine? We love and desire the pleasures of this world and we tell God… “I will follow you, Lord...but not yet!” More than likely, for the children whom God has entrusted to our care, we fail to be the people God wants us to be. We take the easy way out and let the world direct how we bring up our kids rather than being God-directed. Worship and Sunday School on Sunday mornings in one of our many houses of worship is a great place to start finding out what it means to be “God-directed.” In speaking to his disciples about sin, Jesus was concerned about “little ones,” not so much the children, but those “young in the faith” — just learning and beginning to grow in faith. He spoke about how some of us discourage rather than encourage them to be faith-full to God. If we as adults don’t take God seriously, then neither will the children. Life lessons are important, yes, but even more so, Eternallife lessons. Murdo and Draper Sadly, for some, Sunday has become just another day. We say we’re “just too busy.” Our excuses are shopping or the need to get our “to do” list done on Sunday. I knew a women’s college basketball coach who was a delegate one year to Presbytery in North Dakota. She shared with me that as she would be getting ready for church, students were pounding on her door Sunday morning, wanting the key to get into the gym, to play basketball, instead of going to church. Jesus Christ would say, “That’s wrong!” Before the Super Bowl and March Madness, there was God, and Sunday was for the worship of God. It still is, if only we would get our priorities straight and be God-directed instead of world-directed. One North Dakota mother shared with me that her teenage son and daughter were reminded that before they went out the door with their friends on Saturday night, that they would not be sleeping in on Sunday. They would go to church as a family. She told me that her teenagers learned to set their own Saturday night curfews. They were midnight and home before ready to go to church every Sunday morning. Some Russian pastors told a group of us American pastors: “You Americans think you can worship God in an hour.” In Russia, worship and Sunday School is all day, every Sunday. The former Lutheran Bishop to Ethiopia told a seminary class I attended, that in Ethiopia, during Communist rule, when churches were closed and boarded up, families rose before dawn, some walking 20 miles to worship outside under the trees with other Christians. Will persecution need to happen here before we wake up and get our priorities straight? Worship, Sunday School for all ages and Bible studies and prayers and being in Christian conversation on Sundays is a “wonderful idea!” Our churches need “revival and renewal.” We need to be about “seeking first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness….” Let’s become God-directed — instead of world-directed. Amen.

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Don’t Pay Attention To Stories by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam
“Neither give heed to fables…” (1 Tim. 1:4) As the present-day English reader comes upon the word “fables” in the Authorized Version, he is apt to think of Aesop’s Fables, but these were illustrations, while the original word muthois means simply stories, including stories of imagined incidents or events. There are two types of stories that have exerted an amazing influence upon twentieth century Christendom. One is the novel, the other the promotional story. In considering the above passage, this writer examined the contents of the popular Christian periodicals coming to his desk and was astonished to find how many of them were largely filled with fiction and with stories written to promote projects or viewpoints. The Apostle says about such stories that they raise questions but do not answer them, for stories really prove nothing. This is also true of many Christian films. Many Christian novels have indeed exerted a savory influence upon their readers — when they have been founded upon Scriptural truths and principles. Obviously, however, an author can make his novel “prove” exactly what he wishes to prove, for the novel involves us in a world of make-believe. Thus a novel can be dangerous to Christian faith and practice. The promotional story holds, perhaps, an even more prominent place in our popular Christian magazines. No one can object to factual reports of what God has wrought, but too many of these stories are nothing more than promotional efforts. Many of these “success stories” are so successful that thoughtful readers question their validity and are apt to lay them aside without even finishing them. Less discerning readers, however, are often deeply moved by them. We are well aware that our objections are not popular, but we are not trying to be popular; we are trying to help sincere Christians find their way back, step by step, to renewed spiritual power. This power has been too long frittered away by substituting the will of man for the Word of God.

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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.

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After a long winter with no fresh home-grown vegetables many gardeners really look forward to that first spring harvest of asparagus and rhubarb, says David Graper SDSU Extension Horticulturist and Director of McCrory Gardens. “These popular vegetables are actually perennials that come back year after year to provide a bounty of delicious and nutritious food for main meals and desserts,” Graper said. “Many asparagus fanciers take to scouring the road ditches and fence lines for these delectable spring shoots while others chose to establish a patch in their own gardens.” Graper says the best way to start an asparagus bed is to begin preparation in the fall before the spring you want to plant. First, kill off all of the weeds with repeated cultivation or an application of glyphosate herbicide. He says this can also be done in the spring, but it won't be as easy to get the tough perennial weeds controlled. “Weeds are the biggest problems for asparagus growers so get them taken care of before you begin,” he said. Then, in early spring, order fresh 1-year old seedling crowns of the variety you want to plant. It is best to always buy seedling crowns rather than to try to dig up plants from a friend or a ditch, they transplant better and you can select an all-male variety which is usually more productive. Plant by first digging a trench about a foot deep and 8- to 10-inches wide. Place the crowns in the center of the trench - about 18inches apart and cover with about 3-inches of soil. Small, new shoots will soon begin to grow. As the new shoots develop, Graper says gardeners can gradually fill in the trench, adding another inch or two of soil every few weeks, until you have the trench completely filled up. Allow the new shoots to grow all season without harvesting for the first two years. Only cut them back to the ground after they have been killed by a hard freeze in the fall. It's a good idea to cover the row with a good 3- to 4-inch layer of organic mulch each fall. Shredded leaves and grass clippings work well. “The mulch will also help reduce weed growth in the patch,” Graper said. By the third year, he says the asparagus should be getting pretty well established and should be healthy enough to take a couple harvests of the shoots, but then let them grow up and remain until the end of the season again. In the fourth year, gardeners should be able to harvest for about

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Growing asparagus and rhubarb in your own garden this spring
six weeks. But, stop harvesting if you notice that the size of the shoots is getting smaller, down to the size of a pencil. Growing Rhubarb Rhubarb is also best planted in the spring in a clean, weed free area. It needs full sun and a welldrained soil. Most people will plant using crown divisions that they purchase from a nursery but, Graper says gardeners can also get a division from a friend. Work the soil well before planting. Incorporating some compost or well-rotted manure can also help get your plants off to a good start. Dig a large enough hole to easily accommodate the transplant covering the buds with a couple inches of soil. Rhubarb can also be planted from seed in the spring but there are more varieties with the nice red colored petioles or stalks available as transplants than from seed. Also, Graper adds that seed-grown plants tend to produce more seed stalks than the vegetatively produced plants. Once again, it is best to not harvest anything from your rhubarb for the first two years. In year three, you can harvest a few of the stalks but leave the rest to mature and continue to build up the plants. When harvesting, Graper encourages gardeners to grasp the leaf stalks close to the ground and give a firm tug to harvest them from the plant. Cut off the large leaf blade and add those to the compost pile which will leave the

Moving day… The green house owned by Andrea Sheehan and

Jerry Miller that sat on the corner of Lincoln Avenue and Third Street was moved to a new location Wednesday, February 27. Maberry House Moving from Pierre did the moving, while Golden West Communications and West Central Electric were both on hand to take down power and telephone lines to ensure a safe move. The house now sits behind the Range Country hotel owned by Greg Miller. It will be restored back to original condition in the future. Photo by Lonna Jackson

Crime, robots and bridge building – this year’s Girls, Engineering, Mathematics and Science workshop has quite the schedule. The GEMS program, hosted by South Dakota State University College of Engineering, is designed to expose eighth grade girls to engineering, math and science in a hands-on environment and inspire them to continue in a related field when they enter college. The GEMS workshop will be held Saturday, March 23. Registration and refreshments begin at 9 a.m. in room 204 in Crothers

SDSU workshop provides hands-on engineering experience for girls
Engineering Hall on SDSU campus and the closing ceremony will conclude at 5 p.m. There are three activity sessions available for students. “Forensics – Who Dunnit?” gives the girls a chance to learn all about fingerprint capture and classification. They will also measure footprints to determine how tall the “perpetrator” might be and put deductive reasoning skills to work in eliminating suspects. Today, robots are no longer simply the stuff of science fiction but are used everywhere from manu-

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facturing to medicine. GEMS students can learn firsthand how robots work in this session. They will build a LEGO-Mindstorm robot car from Lego parts, navigate their creation through a maze and teach it to dance. The “Bridge Builder” session puts engineering at the forefront. The girls will participate in discussions about engineering as a profession and what kinds of careers engineers pursue. The interactive portion of the session involves the design, construction and testing of bridge models. The project provides participants with new knowledge of material properties, the physics of trusses and the importance of bonding agents. GEMS also provides opportunities for parents and educators. Assistant Dean of Engineering Rich Reid will give a presentation on preparing students for college as they enter high school, and parents and educators have the chance to sit in on their students’ activities throughout the day. Interested girls, parents and teachers can apply for the workshop online by completing the forms at http://www.sdstate. edu/engr/camps/gems.cfm or by calling the College of Engineering at 605-688-4161. The event is sponsored by IBM, Daktronics, DGR, Banner, East River Electric, Sencore, Howard R. Green Company and SDSU.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that rural electric cooperatives and utilities in 12 states will receive loan guarantees to improve generation and transmission facilities and implement smart grid technologies. The announcement was made on the Secretary’s behalf by Acting USDA Rural Utilities Administrator John Padalino during the annual meeting of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association in New Orleans. “In his State of the Union Address last week, President Obama said that in America we have ‘an aging infrastructure badly in need of repair.’ Providing reliable, affordable electricity is essential to rural job creation,” Padalino said. “Upgrading rural infrastructure sets the stage for economic development.” Today’s announcement includes support for more than $8 million in smart grid technologies, which help utilities make efficiency improvements to the electric grid and help consumers lower their electric bills by reducing energy use in homes and businesses.

Secretary Vilsack announces funding to improve rural electric service for customers in 12 states
In South Dakota, two utilities were selected for funding including: ·Northern Electric Cooperative based in Bath has plans to use a $20.3 million loan guarantee to build 303 miles of distribution line and make other system improvements. The loan includes $902,512 in smart grid projects. ·West Central Electric Cooperative, Inc. based in Murdo has plans to use $10.125 million loan to build 46 miles of distribution line, 14 miles of transmission line and make other system improvements. The loan includes $314,487 in smart grid projects. The following is a complete list of rural utilities that will receive USDA funding, which is contingent upon the recipient meeting the terms of the loan agreement. Alabama ·Wiregrass Electric Cooperative, Inc. – $13,900,000. Funds will be used to build 135 miles of distribution line and make other system improvements. The loan includes $100,452 in smart grid projects. ·Pea River Electric Cooperative, Inc. – $21,500,000. Funds will be used to build 137 miles of distribution line and make other system improvements. Alaska ·Kotzebue Electric Association, Inc. – $2,900,000. Funds will be used to build 10 miles of distribution line and make other system improvements. Colorado ·Southeast Colorado Power Association – $8,202,000. Funds will be used to build 133 miles of distribution line and make other system improvements. The loan includes $600,000 in smart grid projects. Florida ·Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative, Inc. – $80,000,000. Funds will be used to build 104 miles of distribution line, 4 miles of transmission line, and make other system improvements. The loan amount includes $1,340,000 for smart grid projects. Georgia ·Sumter Electric Membership Corporation – $12,500,000. Funds will be used to build 437 miles of distribution line and make other system improvements. The loan amount includes $500,000 for smart grid projects. Kansas ·Flint Hills Rural Electric Cooperative Association, Inc. – $11,000,000. Funds will be used to build 108 miles of distribution line and make other system improvements. The loan includes $22,000 in smart grid projects. ·The Brown Atchison Electric Association – Cooperative $5,100,000. Funds will be used to build 53 miles of distribution line and 5 miles of transmission line, and make other system improvements. Kentucky ·Farmers Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation – $17,582,000. Funds will be used to build 327 miles of distribution line and make other system improvements. The loan amount includes $412,541 for smart grid projects. Minnesota ·Runestone Electric Association

edible petiole. If seed stalks develop, cut them off close to the base of the plant. Allowing them to develop will take some energy from the plant so it is best to remove them. Weed control Weeds are the biggest problem with growing these perennial crops. Graper says gardeners can hoe or till right over an established asparagus patch in the spring before the new shoots start to grow. Or, one can carefully apply glyphosate herbicide to perennial weeds before new shoots emerge in the spring too. “But do not get the spray on any asparagus shoots as this can severely damage the plants,” he said. A good layer of mulch and keeping a clean border around the plants is the best way to avoid weed problems. Do not use salt to kill weeds. While this may kill the weeds it is also damaging to the asparagus. Both asparagus and rhubarb will benefit from a yearly application of fertilizer after harvest is complete. Gardeners can use a typical garden fertilizer like 10-1010 applying about a cup per 10foot of row and scratching this into the soil or you can use compost or well-rotted manure, applying it an inch or two thick over and around the plants. But be aware that you might be introducing weed seeds to your patch which will mean more weeding later. To learn more, visit iGrow. org/Gardens.

– $22,000,000. Funds will be used to build 82 miles of distribution line and make other system improvements. The loan amount includes $379,100 for smart grid projects. North Dakota ·Burke-Divide Electric Cooperative, Inc. – $7,700,000. Funds will be used to build 106 miles of distribution line, 20 miles of transmission line and make other system improvements. The loan includes $549,994 in smart grid projects. ·Central Power Electric Cooperative, Inc. – $33,733,000. Funds will be used to build 141 miles of transmission line and make other system improvements. Oklahoma ·Cotton Electric Cooperative, Inc. – $24,850,000. Funds will be used to build 229 miles of distribution line and make other system improvements. The loan includes $1,300,000 in smart grid projects. South Dakota ·West Central Electric Cooperative, Inc. – $10,125,000. Funds will be used to build 46 miles of distribution line, 14 miles of transmission line and make other system improvements. The loan includes $314,487 in smart grid projects. South Dakota and North Dakota ·Northern Electric Cooperative – $20,388,000. Funds will be used to build 303 miles of distribution line and make other system improvements. The loan includes $902,512 in smart grid projects. Texas ·Bowie-Cass Electric Cooperative, Inc. – $38,532,000. Funds will be used to build 562 miles of distribution line and make other system improvements. The loan amount includes $672,875 for smart grid projects. The $330 million in loan guarantees announced today are provided by USDA’s Rural Utilities Service. The funding helps electric utilities upgrade, expand, maintain and replace rural America’s electric infrastructure. USDA also funds energy conservation and renewable energy projects. Since taking office, the Obama Administration has taken significant steps to improve the lives of rural Americans and has provided broad support for rural communities. The Obama Administration has set goals of modernizing infrastructure by providing broadband access to 10 million Americans, expanding educational opportunities for students in rural areas and providing affordable health care. In the long term, these unparalleled rural investments will help ensure that America’s rural communities are repopulating, selfsustaining and thriving economically. USDA, through its Rural Development mission area, administers and manages housing, business and community infrastructure programs through a national network of state and local offices. Rural Development has an active portfolio of more than $176 billion in loans and loan guarantees. These programs are designed to improve the economic stability of rural communities, businesses, residents, farmers and ranchers and improve the quality of life in rural areas.

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2012 NAP PRODUCTION DUE JULY 15 Producers must annually provide (if not appraised) the quantity of all harvested production of the crop in which the producer held an interest during the crop year. We will be sending out the “NAP Yields” form which lists your acres and a spot for you to record your production. The deadline for reporting this production is not until July 15, 2013, but report the production now while the records are handy and newly calculated.

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four-week general sign-up for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), beginning May 20 and ending on June 14. DATES TO REMEMBER/ DEADLINES: March 15: 2013 NAP Sales closing date May 20–June 14: CRP general sign-Up June 3: 2013 ACRE sign-up ends July 15: 2012 ACRE Production July 15: 2012 NAP Production July 15: Final 2013 Acreage reporting date August 2: DCP sign-up ends

Senator Larry Lucas

2013 Legislative Updates
physicians, or marriage & family therapists to talk with any woman before she can have a doctor perform an abortion. House Bill 1030 will allow for bonds to be sold to stabilize the Missouri River shore by Cedar Shore. The bonds will be paid back from an increase in the hotel franchise tax. Another project between the Department of Transportation and Lyman County will rebuild the bike path from Cedar Shore to Highway 16. The Cedar Shore Resort is a vital part of tourism and hosts a number of state-wide conferences and meetings. The 2013 State Budget for Fiscal Year 2014 will be debated and passed next week. There are discussions to increase the per student allocation in the K-12 state aid formula as well as to give onetime monies to schools, nursing homes, and community support providers. Other special spending projects still being considered are requests to develop the new “Blood Run” state park, build a visitor’s center in Custer State Park, expand the Mickelson Trail in the Black Hills, demolish old buildings at the Human Services Center, expand the cyber-security program at Dakota State University, add to the ag experiment stations, and to build roads for new ag development. Impacts of the federal sequestration cuts will be felt by individuals who use or rely on federal programs. Because of our dependence on the federal government, South Dakota will suffer the largest share of loss of federal grants as a percentage of state revenue. Some of the cuts to Social Services will be for the Women Infants & Children (WIC), Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEP), and in Medicare Part D clawback. There will also be less money supporting federal education programs such as career-technical-education Perkins funding, Title I, special education, and Head Start. March 8 is our last regular day before we will return on March 25 to consider any Bills vetoed by the Governor. You can still contact me at sen.lucas@state.sd.us or call me at 208-8333.

Rep. James Schaefer

2013 NAP SALES CLOSING DATE IS MARCH 15 The last day to purchase NAP insurance for 2013 is March 15. Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) provides financial assistance to producers of non-insurable crops when low yields, loss of inventory, or prevented planting occurs due to natural disasters. To be eligible for NAP assistance, crops must be non-insurable crops and agricultural commodities for which the catastrophic risk protection level of crop insurance is not available. USDA ANNOUNCES 45TH GENERAL SIGN-UP FOR THE CONSERVATION RESERVE PROGRAM The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will conduct a

Feel free to call the office if you ever have questions on any of our programs 605-669-2404 Ext. 2. Selected Interest Rates for March 2013 Commodity Loans 1.125 percent Farm Operating Loans — Direct 1.250 percent Farm Ownership Loans — Direct 3.250 percent Farm Ownership Loans — Direct Down Payment, Beginning Farmer or Rancher 1.500 percent Farm Storage Facility Loans – 7 Yr 1.375 percent Farm Storage Facility Loans – 10 Yr 2.000 percent Farm Storage Facility Loans – 12 Yr 2.250 percent

Rep. Kristi Noem announced that she sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry requesting he support immediate approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. Noem’s letter was sent in response to the most recent State Department environmental report released Friday, March 1. The report found no major environmental concerns associated with the pipeline’s construction, though stopped short of recommending its approval. “It’s been four and a half years since this process started and we have waited long enough,” said Rep. Noem. “Middle-class jobs are on the line and those jobs are being held up by politics. If we want to be serious about ensuring our nation’s energy security, this project needs to be approved immediately.” The letter states: “Studies thus far, including the most recent report released on Friday, show that the Keystone XL pipeline will have minimal environmental impact and a substantial economic benefit to our country. There are no longer any scientific reasons to reject this energy project. I believe it’s time to put middle-class jobs and energy security first. This issue is too important for politics to get in the way.” It continues: “I respectfully request that you act expeditiously to support the approval of this project. If we want to be serious about our nation’s energy security, it’s imperative that this project be approved immediately so we can get boots on the ground and people back to work.” Full text of the letter is below:

Rep. Noem urges Kerry to support approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline
Secretary of State John Kerry 2201 C Street NW Washington, DC 20520 Dear Secretary Kerry:

On Friday, March 1st, the State Department issued the latest environmental review of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. This report not only raised no major objections to the pipeline, but also notes that the Canadian tar sands are likely to be developed, regardless of whether the United States approves Keystone XL. It has been four and a half years since the initial application was sent to the State Department. All studies thus far, including the most recent report released on Friday, show that the Keystone XL pipeline will have minimal environmental impact and a substantial economic benefit to our country. There are no longer any scientific reasons to reject this energy project. I believe it’s time to put middle-class jobs and energy security first. This issue is too important for politics to get in the way. I respectfully request that you act expeditiously to support the approval of this project. If we want to be serious about our nation’s energy security, it’s imperative that this project be approved immediately so we can get boots on the ground and people back to work. Sincerely, Kristi Noem Member of Congress

This week in the South Dakota Legislature the Senate passed the Sentinel Bill (HB 1087), a House Committee killed the Texting While Driving Bill (SB 142), and on Friday we passed House Bill 1237 to eliminate weekends and holidays from the three-day waiting period before a woman could have an abortion. The Sentinel Bill has a strong local control option. Schools, however, opposed the measure as they feel arming some staff with guns will present other problems and will increase their liability regardless if they choose to or not to use the sentinel option. I was a NO vote on House Bill 1087. There was strong public support to pass a texting while driving law with some 18 individuals and groups testifying for it. The only opposition came from the eight Representatives on the Judiciary Committee who felt the law is flawed and unenforceable. I was a co-sponsor of Senate Bill 142 and voted for in when it passed the Senate. I received a number of emails on House Bill 1237 to affect the three-day waiting period for abortions. While I support eliminating abortions as a means or birth control, I eventually voted NO on the Bill. If we want to involve pregnancy counselors in the waiting period, then I believe licensed professional counselors should be available anytime during the three-day waiting period. By law, pregnancy Help Centers are to either staff or have a collaborative agreement with licensed counselors, psychologists, nurses,

Greetings! This is the last week of the legislative session. I appreciate our newspapers for sharing the columns each week. I am also pleased that the House passed SB 119, which would ensure freedom of media coverage of high school activities. Exclusive coverage contracts would be prohibited. The SD Newspaper Association supported this. The governor’s signature is all that is needed for the bill to increase commercial fertilizer inspection fee from 15 cents/ton to 30 cents/ton to be used for research and for the bill dealing with agricultural land tax assessment to become laws. The tax assessment bill would determine whether factors affecting productivity should be applied if the actual use of agricultural land does not correspond to the soil classification standards. Land owners who feel their land in unfairly taxed may go to the Director of Equalization for a determination if it is correctly assessed according to the guidelines. Texting while driving is a contested issue. The bill to ban texting while driving will not see debate in the House as it was defeated in House Judiciary Committee this past week. Another

texting bill SB 106 was debated at length but failed to pass even though 33 voted for and 30 voted against. 36 votes are required to pass. This bill would prohibit minors from using wireless communication devices while operating motor vehicles on public highways. I voted for it. The bill will be back the beginning of next week because it received enough support to be reconsidered. Car crashes are the #1 reason for the death of our SD teens. March 30 will be designated Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Days as a working holiday when the governor signs SB 83. This is a long overdue “Welcome home!” Next stop for the school sentinel bill is the governor’s desk. This bill would allow any school board to create, establish, and supervise the arming of school employees, hired security personnel, or volunteers for defense. It was amended to include a waiver of liability for the Attorney General and local law enforcement officials. Jarrod Johnson, Commissioner of School and Public Lands spoke before our committee on ag and natural resources. Each year this office returns approximately $10 million to school districts and endowed institutions. The money is generated from grazing, mineral, oil, and gas leases and interest from the Permanent Fund and also interest earned on land and sales contracts. The state owns 5.2 million acres of mineral rights for total revenue of almost $4 million. Fifty percent of the revenue is paid out annually and 50 percent goes to the SPL Trust Fund. Prioritizing funding for education, taking care of people, protecting people, and economic development will be the responsibility this week. We will return on March 25 for Veto Day. South Dakota will be celebrating its 125th birthday in 2014. 730-1990 is the number to call. I appreciate hearing from you.

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Very soon after World War II ended in 1945, the United States Government began a number of studies seeking the factors that cause heart attacks. It wasn’t until the 1960s that there were four generally accepted factors contributing to 95 percent of the myocardial infarcts (heart attacks) in the United States. These four factors were high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking cigarettes, and high blood cholesterols. But the research wasn’t over then. It was found that there were multiple fractions that were measured as one number when blood cholesterol was checked. With further research, the standard lipid panel still used today evolved. That panel is made up of the total blood cholesterol which we like to have below 200 in order to be safe. The most important component of the lipid panel is the LDL cholesterol or “bad cholesterol.” It has finally been agreed that a value of WHAT IS HDL CHOLESTEROL? 70 milligrams percent or less is the safe area in regard to LDL cholesterol. The next component of the lipid panel is the triglyceride level. This has multiple factors that affect it, but basically the triglyceride level is a measure of food that has been eaten in the past week and not used. That extra food is taken to the liver, turned into triglycerides and stored in the fat deposits around the body. Surprisingly, the triglyceride level is still debated in regards to its importance as a precursor of heart attacks. The last component of a lipid panel is called the HDL cholesterol or “good cholesterol.” An average value for men is 45 milligrams percent and an average value for women is closer to 50-55 milligrams percent. It was soon recognized that values of HDL cholesterol below 40 milligram percent were associated with an increased incidence of heart attack or stroke. But the other end of the spectrum was even more interesting. That was the finding that a high blood

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Extension News
• Bob Fanning (605) 842-1267 •
can be thought of as a scavenger molecule that cleans up cholesterol deposits and returns them to the liver to be eliminated. Thus, a high HDL has two possible interpretations. One would be that there would is a lot of HDL that runs around the blood vessels dusting and cleaning which would seem to be good thing. An alternative view would that the HDL is not processed by the liver very fast and therefore seems to back up trying to get its excess cholesterol dumped off in the liver. That would be a negative interpretation of a high HDL. So wouldn’t you know that drug companies began massive research projects to find a drug that would raise the HDL level. To make a long story short, that search is still ongoing. One of the most disappointing efforts was made by the Pfizer Pharmaceutical Company who tried to develop a drug called torcetrapib. This was to be their answer to losing Lipitor which went off patent in the last year or two. Torcetrapib was to be their next big boom drug. Conservatively speaking, they invested nearly a billion dollars in the research and development of this drug. When they got to the phase III testing and gave the drug to a number of individuals that had heart problems with a low HDL, the results showed that there were more heart attacks in the group treated with the new drug than those who were not treated. You can imagine everyone’s disappointment and torcetrapib was never brought to the market in spite of the huge investment. To this time, there has not been a drug developed that raises the HDL and thereby prevents heart attacks and strokes. But the search goes on. As has been the case following droughts in the past, many livestock producers are short of feed. While there is a long list of potential, annual forage crops that could be planted to help alleviate this shortage, there are no magic fixes. There is another solution that may make more sense to some producers, fertilize the grass that you already have. Perennial grass is a great scavenger, and hay land typically has little available soil N even after relatively large N applications. Unless hay land has been fertilized routinely, Phosphorus soil test levels are typically low in western SD, particularly on hillsides and hilltops. In the spring of 2003, a field experiment was established on a long-term intermediate wheatgrass field in western Jones County. The objectives of this study were: 1. Determine yield response at varying levels of both Nitrogen and Phosphorus compared to unfertilized grass, 2. Evaluate the effect on nutrient content of harvested grass due to fertilization levels, and 3. Evaluate cost effectiveness of various fertilization rates. The field where the plot was established was in the CRP for a number of years, mostly intermediate wheatgrass with a small amount of alfalfa. No fertilizer had been applied to the field for several years prior to beginning the study. A soil test (0-6 inches) for the plot area indicated the Phosphorus level using the Olsen test was 3 ppm, which is very low. Rainfall from April through June Fertilizing Grass was slightly above the long-term averages, with about 2” over normal occurring during April. Applied fertilizer P increased yield, but was not significant until the 60 Lb/A rate. Fertilizer Nitrogen rates of 30, 60 and 90 Lbs/A all resulted in significant yield increases over the untreated check. Added N initially reduced forage crude protein levels due to increased yield and dilution, where the 90 lb N rate increased crude protein over the check. Considering all costs at current levels, and assuming hay value at both $150/ton and $200/ton, all N fertilizer treatments were profitable, both compared to the unfertilized check, and to the next lower rate. The Nitrogen trial was repeated on a new site in the same field in 2004. Rainfall was below the longterm average. Although yields were much lower than the 2003 trial, all Nitrogen rates again produced significantly higher yields than the unfertilized check. Assuming costs at current levels and hay value at $200/ton, the 30 and 60 Lb/A rates of Nitrogen application were profitable over the unfertilized check, but the 90 Lb/A Nitrogen rate lost money. Assuming a hay value of $150/ton, all of the Nitrogen application rates lost money. The bottom line is that fertilizing tame grass with Nitrogen can produce dramatic results, and be profitable, but precipitation adequate for good grass growth is crucial. For more information or to receive a copy of the plot results, contact Bob Fanning at the Winner Regional Extension Center, 605-842-1267, robert.fanning@ sdstate.edu.

• Dr. P.E. Hoffsten •

South Dakota Certified™ Program
The South Dakota Certified Enrolled Cattle TM Program now has a very user-friendly database, using Viewtrak Technologies Inc. software which can be found at www.sdcec.sd.gov The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) has been working closely with Viewtrak to update the South Dakota Certified Enrolled Cattle TM database. Producers who are enrolled in the South Dakota Certified Enrolled Cattle TM program can now enroll, transfer and track their cattle from their office, their home computer or even their iPad or tablet. The South Dakota Certified Enrolled Cattle TM program is administered by the SDDA. South Dakota Certified Enrolled Cattle

TM is a tool available to South Dakota cattle producers that provides third-party verification of specific marketing claims. For more details please contact Sarah Caslin, Livestock Development Specialist, at SDDA at 605.773.5436 or visit www.sdcec. sd.gov Agriculture is South Dakota's No. 1 industry, generating over $21 billion in annual economic activity and employing more than 122,000 South Dakotans. The South Dakota Department of Agriculture's mission is to promote, protect, preserve and improve this industry for today and tomorrow. Visit us online at www.sdda.sd.gov or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

HDL cholesterol level was associated with protection for heart attack and stroke. You can imagine the frenzy this caused among drug companies to find a medication that would raise the HDL. First, researchers looked for the natural features that were associated with a high blood HDL level. It was soon noted that those who exercised vigorously had higher HDL levels. Marathon runners frequently had HDL levels of 65 milligram percent or more. A few people have a naturally occurring high HDL that seemed to be hereditary and their families were noted to be associated with longevity. Thus, it seems important for a person to pick the right parents. It was also noted that HDL had several components, one of which was increased by modest alcohol consumption. While some in our society were very excited about the concept that more alcohol might be better, that has not been shown to be the case. Trying to use alcohol to raise HDL and prevent heart attacks does not seem to be a viable option. Thus heredity, a little alcohol and extreme exercise are the three factors that seem to raise HDL. I am not aware of any studies that have shown that extreme exercise such as marathoning is associated with longevity. On average, people who have two alcohol beverages a day live longer than those that don’t drink at all. But as mentioned, alcohol does not seem to be a viable option as a national prescription to raise blood HDL levels. The only real data supporting the idea that higher HDL is beneficial is the hereditary factor where longevity does seem to be a hereditary factor in families. How HDL works to prevent heart attack and stroke was next addressed. It turns out that HDL

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• Syd Iwan •
Van Cliburn died this week. In case you don’t happen to know who Van Cliburn was, let’s just say he was about the only classical pianist to ever become a household name. This happened back in 1958 when he won the Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow and returned home to a ticker-tape parade in New York. He was only 23 at the time. And, to be sure, he was very good. He started taking piano lesson at age three when he was caught at the piano playing some music he’d heard his mother’s students play. This would tend to catch a parent’s attention to have their three-year-old son sit down at the piano and play a recognizable piece. From there, he debuted with the Houston Symphony Orchestra at age twelve, and played Carnegie Hall at age twenty. At twenty three, he won in Russia. Throughout his life, he performed for all the presidents from Eisenhower to Obama. He tended to play showy and difficult compositions by Russian composers such as Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff, and he did it very, very well and with style. One thing I hadn’t heard about him until lately was that he had a memory lapse at a concert in Ft. Worth a few years ago that shook him so badly he fainted on stage and had to be given oxygen. I can relate to that. Concert memory lapses are probably feared more by musicians than almost anything else. Just thinking about it makes sweat appear on the forehead. I should know. When I took piano lesson in college, the final grade each semester depended largely on playing three classical pieces by memory in front of several piano professors. This was not a great deal of fun. Nerves tended to play up. I went through this process for eight semesters and luckily always got an A for the term, but it wasn’t enjoyable. Even worse was giving a senior piano recital. This wasn’t actually required, I don’t think, but was strongly encouraged. It involved playing about an hour of classical music by memory in front of music professors, fellow music majors, and friends and relatives. I played pieces by Bach, Beethoven, Debussy, Liszt and others. My final number was a flashy Hungarian Rhapsody by Liszt. In the middle section of the recital, I played a Beethoven sonata that ran to about fifteen minutes all by itself in three movements from fast to slow to very fast. Luckily, it all went okay, but it was a relief to have it over. As you can imagine, learning and memorizing an hour of difficult piano music is no simple thing. I cut down on the other courses I took that semester so I could find enough time to practice, practice, practice. Some people are blessed with a memory that, if they hear things once or twice, they remember them. I am not. I have to work at it. As a result, I seldom put myself through all that trouble anymore and just play from music. Having the printed music in front of me takes the worry out of things enough that I can play before a crowd and not have my stomach tighten up and churn. A lot of people get too nervous to play in public, but, after you’ve been through a college senior recital, you can probably handle it. Unlike Van Cliburn, I was no prodigy. I had some talent, but it had to be brought out by a string of good teachers. Mrs. England started me out in fourth grade, got me going, and gave me an interest in music. When she moved, she talked Elsa Peck into taking me on for several years. During my last years of high school, I took lessons from Veronica Lakstigala who was a concert pianist from Latvia. She had conveniently married the doctor in the next town over. In college, I had J. Earl Lee who was a very kind man with a great love for music. I lucked out in teachers and am grateful to them all. Music has been a big part of my life and has given me much joy. As I read recently, “CAUTION! Exposure to music may cause sudden outbursts of joy, happiness, energy, creativity, awareness, and spontaneous healing! Handle at your own risk!” That isn’t too far off. I did notice when I played for church last Sunday, though, that I probably haven’t been practicing quite enough of late. You have to keep right at it or you’re apt to suffer decreases in coordination between eyes, brain, and fingers. Put another way, if you don’t practice for one day, you know it. If you don’t practice for two days, your friends know it. If you don’t practice for three days, the whole world knows it. Guess I’d better quit with this for now and get in some practice. Fortunately, I enjoy doing that for the most part so, piano, here I come.

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Proceedings of the West River Water Development District
Regular Session January 17, 2013 CALL TO ORDER: The West River Water Development District convened for their regular meeting at the West River Water Development District Project Office in Murdo, S.D. Chairman Joseph Hieb called the meeting to order at 10:33 a.m. (CT). Roll Call was taken and Chairman Joseph Hieb declared a quorum was present. Directors present were: Joseph Hieb, Casey Krogman, Marion Matt and Veryl Prokop. Absent: Lorne Smith. Also present: Jake Fitzgerald, Manager; Kati Venard, Sec./Bookkeeper; Dave Larson, Larson Law PC; Jessica Hegge, Larson Law PC. ADDITIONS TO AGENDA: None. APPROVE AGENDA: Motion by Director Prokop, seconded by Director Krogman to approve the agenda. Motion carried unanimously. APPROVE MINUTES: The minutes of the December 20, 2012, meeting were previously mailed to the Board for their review. Motion by Director Matt, seconded by Director Krogman to approve the December minutes. Motion carried unanimously. FINANCIAL REPORT: A. Approval of Bills: Joseph Hieb - $55.41, Casey Krogman - $55.41, Marion Matt - $55.41, Veryl Prokop - $55.41, West River/ Lyman-Jones RWS - $1,244.92, Pennington County Courant - $33.79, Lyman County Herald - $37.54, Kadoka Press $45.49, Murdo Coyote - $39.71, Pioneer Review - $36.06, Todd County Tribune $40.30, United States Treasury $119.70. 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 December Financial Report is on file at the District office in Murdo. Motion by Director Krogman, seconded by Director Matt to approve the December Financial Report. Motion carried unanimously. REPORTS: A. Manager’s Report: Manager Fitzgerald presented his January report to the Board. Motion by Director Prokop, seconded by Director Krogman to approve the Manager’s Report. Motion carried unanimously. B. Other Reports: None. ELECTION OF OFFICERS: Motion by Director Prokop, seconded by Director Matt to cast a unanimous ballet that the officers remain the same for 2013. The officers for 2013 are Joseph Hieb as Chairman, Casey Krogman as ViceChairman and Marion Matt as Secretary/Treasurer. Motion carried unanimously. DESIGNATE LEGAL NEWSPAPERS: Motion by Director Krogman, seconded by Director Prokop to adopt the following newspapers as the legal papers for the West River Water Development District: Kadoka Press, Lyman County Herald, Mellette County News, Murdo Coyote, Pennington County Courant and Pioneer Review. Motion carried unanimously. DESIGNATE LEGAL DEPOSITORY: Motion by Director Matt, seconded by Director Krogman to designate First Fidelity Bank in Murdo, SD, as West River Water Development District’s legal depository. Motion carried unanimously. MSAC 2013 MEMBERSHIP - $1,000: Manager Fitzgerald presented an invoice from MSAC for 2013 annual membership dues and recommended approval. Motion by Director Krogman, seconded by Director Prokop to approve the dues in the amount of $1,000 to MSAC. Motion carried unanimously. ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 10:40 A.M. (CT). ATTEST: /s/ Kati Venard Kati Venard, Recording Secretary /s/ Joseph Hieb Joseph Hieb, Chairman Published March 7, 2013, at the total approximate cost of $44.04. of the Environmental Assessment for the proposed action at the Murdo Municipal Airport. An Environmental Assessment was prepared pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 to assess the environmental impacts associated with the proposed action. The preferred alternative consists of the following: Extend primary Runway 14-32 (approximately 600’ x 60’) and construct turnaround (approximately 200’ x 75’) on Runway 14 end. Extend graded safety area (approximately 200’ x 120’) on Runway 14 end. Acquire approximately 63.0 acres of land in fee and acquire approximately 2.0 acres of restrictive easements. Copies of the Environmental Assessment, which explains the proposed action and its environmental impacts, are available for public inspection during normal business hours at the following locations: Federal Aviation Administration - Airports District Office 2301 University Drive - Building 23B Bismarck, ND 58504 South Dakota Department of Transportation Office of Air, Rail and Transit 700 E Broadway Avenue Pierre, SD 57501 City of Murdo Finance Office 107 West Second Street Murdo, SD, 57559 Jones County Register of Deeds Office 310 Main Street Murdo, SD 57759 Individuals or organizations wanting an opportunity to participate in a Public Hearing should do so within 30 days or by April 8, 2013. Any requests for a Pub-

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lic Hearing or comments should be made to: Rod Senn, Project Manager KLJ 330 Knollwood Drive PO Box 3416 Rapid City, SD 57709 Email: rod.senn@kljeng.com Published March 7, 2013, at the total approximate cost of $31.77.

Tele. No. (605) 669-2511 CLERK OF COURTS: Judy Feddersen PO Box 448 Murdo, S.D. 57559 Tele No. (605) 669-2361 ATTORNEY: Herb C. Sundall Sundall Law Office, Prof. LLC PO Box 187 Kennebec, S.D. 57544 Tele No. 605-869-2233 Published March 7, 14 & 21, 2013, at the total approximate cost of $50.67.

Notice to Creditors
State of South Dakota County of Jones In Circuit Court Sixth Judicial Circuit Pro No. 13-1 In the Estate of Susan Rankin, Deceased. Notice to Creditors Notice is given that on February 22, 2013, Robert D. Rankin, whose address is 27924 239th St., Draper, S.D. 57531, was appointed as personal representative of the estate of Susan Rankin. Creditors of decedent must file their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this notice or their claims may be barred. Claims may be filed with the personal representative or may be filed with the clerk, and a copy of the claim mailed to the personal representative. Dated this 25th day of February, 2013. /s/ Robert D. Rankin Robert D. Rankin Personal Representative 27924 239th St. Draper, S.D. 57531

Notice of Opportunity for Public Hearing
Availability of Environmental Assessment Concerning Improvements at Murdo Municipal Airport, Murdo, S.D. The City of Murdo, in cooperation with the Federal Aviation Administration and the South Dakota Department of Transportation Office of Air, Rail and Transit announces an opportunity for a Public Hearing regarding improvements at the Murdo Municipal Airport. Individuals wanting an opportunity for a Public Hearing should contact KLJ. If the need for a Public Hearing is expressed within 30 days, a Public Hearing will be scheduled at that time. The Hearing would be held to present and discuss the proposed action and the economic, social, and environmental effects of the proposed action. Notice is hereby given of the availability

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Jones County School District #37-3 The Jones County School District has the following position open for the current 2012-2013 school year: Track Coach Send letter of application or resume to Jones County School District Attn: Larry Ball, PO Box 109, Murdo, SD 57559 or call 605-669-2258 for more information. Position open until filled. Published March 7, 2013, at the total approximate cost of $6.86.

by Senator John Thune Washington has had more than a year to prepare for the acrossthe-board spending cuts known as the sequester. For months, Congressional Republicans have been warning of the effects that these cuts could have on our national security. What few people realize is the sequester was actually President Obama’s idea. The president proposed sequestration and insisted it become law. For months now I have been attempting to get the White House to comply with, and provide key details about the sequester’s impacts after the president signed into law, my Sequestration Transparency Act. This bill required the administration to provide a detailed plan to the American people on the impacts of the sequester by September of 2012, nearly six months ago. After ignoring the law and failing to plan for the sequester’s impact, the White House conveniently waited until the eleventh hour to issue media propaganda on the potential state-by-state impacts of the sequester. After releasing these reports and traveling on a 5,000 mile campaign-style road show ginning up fear about the calamitous effects of the sequester, the president and his allies would have you believe that the only way we could prevent these across-the-board cuts is by once again raising taxes on hardworking Americans. While I believe there are better ways than these across-the-board cuts to reduce federal spending, tax increases are not the answer and I think it is important to put the sequester into perspective. Not only has the federal government had four straight years of trillion dollar-plus deficits, but federal spending has also increased by

Lackluster presidential Spring into retirement Gant announces another concealed pistol permit record leadership on sequestration
nearly 20 percent since 2008. It seems to me that Washington should be able to absorb a 2.4 percent spending reduction to the overall $3.6 trillion budget in a smart and efficient manner. In fact, 2.4 percent, or about $85 billion, is the amount of money the federal government borrows every 28 days. Even with the sequester, federal spending is projected to increase over last year. I understand that certain programs important to many South Dakotans will be affected by sequestration. Again, I prefer to find alternative savings to replace the sequester, or at the very least, supported providing the administration with some flexibility to implement the sequester in a more targeted way. House Republicans twice voted to replace the sequester with targeted, alternative savings. In the Senate, I supported bipartisan legislation ensuring that priorities vital to our national security were protected from the president’s sequester by instead targeting waste, fraud, and inefficiencies across the federal government. However, the president and his congressional allies have demonstrated that they are not interested in making smart, targeted reforms or flexibility to implement the sequester, but instead are playing politics to ensure that when the cuts are enacted they can continue their attempts to dodge responsibility. Rather than raiding taxpayers’ wallets to pay for wasteful government spending by imposing higher taxes, which the president continues to demand, we ought to be looking for ways to stop wasting taxpayer dollars and reduce government spending in a targeted way. It is time for Congress to start making spending reforms that grow the economy and create jobs. Here are a few important items about Social Security retirement benefits and how to apply for them. When you work and pay Social Security taxes, you earn “credits” toward Social Security benefits. If you were born in 1929 or later, you need 40 credits (10 years of work) to qualify for retirement benefits. We determine the amount of your benefit by both how long you work and how much you earn. The higher your lifetime earnings, the higher your monthly benefits. If there were some years when you did not work or had low earnings, your benefit amount may be lower than if you had worked steadily or earned more. Your age at the time you start receiving Social Security retirement makes a difference in your benefit amount. The full retirement age (the age at which 100 percent of retirement benefits are payable) has been gradually rising from age 65 to age 67. You can take “early retirement” as early as age 62, but if you start collecting benefits before you reach your full retirement age, your monthly payment will be reduced. You can find out what your full retirement age is by referring to the convenient chart at www.socialsecurity.gov/ retire2/retirechart.htm. Just as you can choose an early retirement and get a reduced payment, you also can choose to keep working beyond your full retirement age to take advantage of a larger payment. Generally, your benefit will increase automatically by eight percent each year from the time you reach your full retirement age until you start receiving your benefits or until you reach age 70. The decision of when to retire is personal and depends on a number of factors. To help you weigh the factors, we suggest you read our online fact sheet, When To Start Receiving Retirement Benefits, available at www.socialsecurity. gov/pubs/10147.html. You may want to consider your options by using our Retirement Estimator to get instant, personalized estimates of future benefits. You can plug in different retirement ages and scenarios to help you make a more informed retirement decision. Try it out at www.socialsecurity.gov/estimator. You also can set up an online my Social Security account. You can use your my Social Security account to obtain a copy of your Social Security Statement to check your earnings record and see future estimates of the retirement, disability, and survivor benefits you and your family may receive. Visit www.socialsecurity.gov/my account. When you decide to retire, the easiest and most convenient way to do it is right from the comfort of your home or office computer. Go to www.socialsecurity.gov where you can apply for retirement benefits in as little as 15 minutes. In most cases, there are no forms to sign or documents to send; once you submit your electronic application, that’s it! You’re done! Be sure to have your bank account information handy so you can receive your payments electronically. Electronic payment of federal benefits is now mandatory, with few exceptions. Spring is a great time to turn a new leaf. Spring into retirement now! Learn more by reading our publication, Retirement Benefits, at www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/ 10035.html. Secretary of State Jason Gant has seen another record increase in the number of permits to carry a concealed pistol issued during the month of February. Secretary Gant stated, “During the month of February, 5,305 Concealed Pistol Permits were issued. This is 683 more than January of 2013 and 3,534 more than February of 2012. This trend of new and renewals of Concealed Pistol Permits is breaking all previous records at an unprecedented rate.” Concealed pistol permit registrations and renewals have contin-

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ually increased over the past three years: 2011: 15,794; 2012: 18,031;2013 thru 2-28: 9,927. January 2012: 1,785; January 2013:4,622. February 2012: 1,771; February 2013: 5,305. Gant said, “An individual who wishes to carry a concealed pistol on or about his person or in a vehicle must obtain a permit to carry a concealed pistol. A person does not need a permit to own a pistol, keep it in his/her home, business, or property, or visibly carry it.”

Custer State Park, Mickelson Trail make worldwide top 10 lists
Two South Dakota state parks recently earned spots on separate top ten lists as compiled by a worldwide adventure company. Active travel company AustinLehman Adventures gave the Mickelson Trail the number seven position on their top ten bike rides (http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2013/02/12/worlds-top-ten-bikerides/). The company’s European cycling director logged more than 10,000 miles across the globe to create the list. The Mickelson Trail was noted for its blasted hard-rock tunnels and more than 100 converted railroad bridges. Other honored trails included Glacier National Park in Montana, the San Juan Islands in Washington state, and locations in Austria, France, and Germany. A few days later, South Dakota was named number 10 on the company’s list of best wildlife viewing destinations in the world (http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2013/02/26/worlds-top-10wildlife-destinations/). The list specifically cited Custer State Park for their variety of wildlife, from the brawny bison to the passive prairie dog. Visitors are also charmed by the begging burros, big horn sheep, pronghorn, wild turkeys, elk and mountain goats. Other locations on the list included Yellowstone National Park, the Galapagos Islands and the Amazon River Basin. “We’re honored that these two parks have been recognized as some of the best in the world,” said Doug Hofer, South Dakota State Parks director. “The natural beauty and amazing hospitality of our state make these places special to residents and visitors alike, no matter where you go.” The recognition is no surprise to Governor Daugaard, who introduced a bill this year that would fund projects to enhance both the Mickelson Trail and Custer State Park. It would also establish a new state park that is anticipated to gain much recognition as a nature area and educational site for Native American culture. “In South Dakota, we value the outdoors,” said Daugaard. “Our heritage is based on outdoor activities – hunting pheasants, fishing in the Missouri River, camping in our state parks, and enjoying the beauty of the Black Hills. The recent recognition of these two attractions shows we shine brightly throughout the world.”

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