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On April 6, 2013, eight local Jones County Students participated in the fourth annual NASP (National Archery in the Schools Program). This was a statewide archery tournament held in Rapid City, S.D. Over 600 students competed in this State competition. A total of 38 schools were represented. There were three divisions: Elementary, Middle School and High School. In 2007, the South Dakota Game Fish & Parks and the South Dakota Department of Education incorporated the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) into state schools with the goal of getting kids interested in an outdoor activity while instilling work habits that can effectively translate to all levels of education. Jones County students participating in this year's tournament were: Wyatt Hespe, Dana Trethaway, Ali Kell, Troi Valburg, Bailey Klemann, Zach Hespe, Jacob Birkeland and Matthew Birkeland. Bev Ball and Keith Hespe are the certified instructors for the Jones County School. The eight students combined to form the first ever Jones County NASP team. Wyatt Hespe finished second in the High School division, with a score of 273.10. Jacob Birkeland finished first in the Elementary division with a score of 273.10. Since Birkeland finished first in the Elementary Division, he earns an opportunity to compete in the National NASP tournament on May 10 & 11th, 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky. In 2011, W. Hespe finished first in the High School division and went on to compete in the National NASP competition in Louisville, Kentucky. In 2012, J. Birkeland finished third in the Elementary division. This competition tests the skills of the archers using a Genesis compound bow without sights from both 10 and 15 meters.
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by Karlee Barnes The April city council meeting was held Monday, April 1, with the following in attendance: Wayne Esmay, Jay Drayer, Joe Connot, David Geisler, Matt Kinsley, Arnie Waddell, Mike Jost, Ray Erikson, John Weber, Krysti Barnes, Karlee Barnes, Jody Gittings, Carma Miller and Barb Hockenbary. The agenda and minutes were approved and four building permits were discussed. Mayor David Geisler requested a permit to add a front porch to his home. Don Hieb will be placing a new metal roof on his home. Christopher Nix requested a permit to pour a basement and move in a house on his land. The final building permit was from Best Western Grahams to replace a sign and add additional landscaping. All building permits were approved. Barb Hockenbary addressed the council first during the public area. She informed them that Murdo in May will be held May 1012 this year, and asked for permission to start closing Main Street at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 10 to prepare for the annual car show. She said that this year, a vendor show will be held during the car show in the Senior Center and that the Turner Youth Foundation will again be providing concessions. Hockenbary also inquired about the use of outhouses that will later be moved to the baseball field. The council passed a resolution to close Main Street for the allotted time and agreed to all other activities mentioned. Next, Carma Miller presented the board with a new event to be held during Murdo in May. Miller has organized a memorial fun run and walk. She asked permission to route the run on city streets. Barnes explained to Miller that a participation waiver for all registrants would need to be signed, among other things. The council approved the event. Mayor Geisler then asked the council for a resolution to close the city block between the Pioneer Auto Museum and the American Inn for the car auction. Jody Gittings approached the council about the advertised golf instructor position. He expressed interest and attended the meeting to discuss details of the position. Geisler asked Gittings what age range he thought would be appropriate for lessons. Gittings and the board agreed that the lessons would be available for kids ages 818, or seniors in high school. The program will be approximately 12 weeks. Drayer asked if there were golf clubs available and the council discussed asking community members to donate clubs, golf balls, tees, etc. for the kids to use. Anyone with youth clubs or any other extra equipment may contact the city office. The council made a resolution to hire Gittings. Vouchers were approved before Sheriff Weber presented his report. He said that he and Deputy Sylva had had a slow couple of weeks. Discussion then turned to the hiring of additional law enforcement. Esmay suggested writing a letter to the governor about the need for highway patrolmen in our area. Weber said law enforcement and emergency personnel waited two hours for a highway patrolman to come from Rapid City to assist with a head-on accident recently on Highway 83 south of Murdo.
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Jones County Team… Back row, left to right: Troi Valburg,
Ali Kell, Bailey Klemann and Dana Trethaway. Front row, left to right: Instructor Keith Hespe, Matthew Birkeland, Zach Hespe, Jacob Birkeland, and Wyatt Hespe. Courtesy photos
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ington High grad, played more than 20 years on the LPGA Tour, starting in 1988. The former Texas Christian University standout won almost $3 million on Tour. Her only Tour victory came in the 1992 Northgate Computer Classic, though she and Billy Andrade teamed to win the 1991 JC Penney Classic, an unofficial mixed team event. Tschetter has finished second in two majors, the 1997 Nabisco Dinah Shore and the 1996 U.S. Open. In all, she had 10 runner-up finishes and 50 top-10 finishes. She was one of the top players in the LPGA for much of the 1990s – she was 12th on the money list in 1995 and 14th in 1996. Much of the second half of her career was hindered by hip surgeries. As an amateur, Tschetter was a fourtime South Dakota women’s stroke-play champion (1983-86). She also was a state high school champion in ’82 and ’83. DeHaven, a Huron High and South Dakota State grad, was the entire U.S. marathon team at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. He also was the top American finisher at the 1999 World Championships in Seville, Spain. He also qualified for the 2004 Olympic trials but injury kept him from competing. His personal best was 2:13:01. He also competed in the 1,500 at the 1988 Olympic trials and the 10,000 at the 1996 trials. At SDSU, he won the NCAA Division II indoor title in the 1,500 in 1985 and finished in the top 5 in the 1,500 outdoors three times. He set seven school track records. In cross country, he won the North Central Conference title all four years and led the Jackrabbits to the 1985 NCAA Division II title. In all, DeHaven earned 16 All-America certificates and won 20 individual NCC championships. At Huron, he won the 1,600 and 3,200 and anchored Tigers’ winning 3,200 relay at the state track meets in 1983 and ’84, earning meet MVP honors both years. Has been the track and cross country coach at SDSU since 2004. Munsen, a White Lake High and Dakota State grad, is one of the state’s most prolific basketball coaches in terms of both wins and state titles. He coached boys basketball at Mitchell for 39 years, retiring after the 2011-12 season. His Kernels won nine state titles, including three in a row (1984-86), and were runners-up five times. His career record (including three years at Marion) was 672-254. The team won 40 straight games from 1984-86. As Mitchell’s girls coach, he was 230-71 with three state titles and four runner-up finishes in 13 seasons (1989-2001). No South Dakota basketball coach has won more state titles than Munsen. Meyer coached at Northern State for 11 seasons, retiring in 2010. At that time he was the winningest men’s basketball coach in NCAA history, breaking a record set by Bobby Knight. In a 38-year career, the Wayne, Neb., native and Northern Colorado grad won 923 games and lost 324. At Northern State, his Wolves were 221-104 with two conference titles and five postseason berths. He also coached three years at Hamline (Minn.) University and 24 years at Lipscomb (Tenn.) University, winning an NAIA title in 1986. Meyer had cancer discovered in his liver and intestines during emergency surgery after a car crash on Sept. 5, 2008, in which he lost one of his legs. At the 2009 ESPY Awards, Meyer was awarded the Jimmy V Award For Perseverance. Meyer was the 2010 recipient of the John Bunn Award, given by the Basketball Hall of Fame for significant contributions to the sport. Tennessee’s Pat Summitt, the winningest women’s NCAA coach, cited Meyer as a major influence on her development as a coach. LeBeaux, a 1971 Oglala Community School grad, has been one of the state’s most successful girls and boys basketball coaches for the past 25 years. He began as a varsity coach in 1987 at Red Cloud, where he guided the girls team to its first state tourney appearance. Over the years he has coached the boys and girls teams at Red Cloud and Pine Ridge and the boys team at Little Wound. Entering the 2012-13 season, his teams have an overall record of 529-164 (289-91 boys and 239-74 girls). He has taken 18 teams to the state tourney. On the boys side, he won the state title in 1995 with Red Cloud. His 1990 team was a runner-up. He also took Red Cloud to state in 1993, ’94, ’95, ’96 and ’97. After taking a year off, he guided Little Wound to the state tourney in 1999 and 2000. He then took Pine Ridge to the state tourney in 2002, ’03 and ’04. On the girls side, he coach Red Cloud to state tourney appearances in 1987, 1991 (runner-up), 1992 and 1995. He coached Pine Ridge to a runner-up finish in 2004, a state title in 2009 and a third-place finish in 2010. Currently the athletic director and girls coach at Pine Ridge, he has coached all eight of his children to state tourney appearances. Fredrickson, an Aberdeen Central and Northern State grad, is the second-winningest active NCAA Division II women’s basketball coach with 707 wins in 33 seasons entering the 2012-13 season. He led Northern State to NAIA Division II titles in 1992 and 1994 and a runner-up finish in 1993. He has led NSU to six Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference titles and six runner-up finishes. He led NSU to 45 consecutive wins from 1993-95. Fredrickson will be inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame in March. Also a longtime outstanding pitcher/hitter in amateur baseball, he is the only player in state amateur baseball history with more than 250 home runs and more than 250 pitching victories. He is second on the all-time home run list and third on the list for pitching wins. He was MVP of the 1977 state tourney, winning four games to help Aberdeen C&R to the state title. Carlson, of Sioux Falls, was perhaps the state’s greatest fastpitch pitcher. His legendary pitching duels with Paul Ferrie attracted the largest crowds ever for fastpitch in South Dakota. His organized softball career began with Sioux Falls Sunshine in 1941. After four years in the Navy, he returned to Sioux Falls, pitching for five years and helping his team to state VFW titles in 1948-50 and a state ASA title in 1951. He was voted the outstanding player of the 1949 national tourney as his team reached the semifinals. In 11 games he pitched four no-hitters, four one-hitters and three two-hitters. In a 13-inning game, he struck out 36 of a possible 39 outs. From 1952-79 he pitched in Iowa, first in Sheldon and then in Sioux City. He led his teams to five Iowa state titles and was named most valuable pitcher of the state tourney three times. He holds nearly every major pitching record in the Iowa ASA tourney book. He retired from active pitching in 1979 at age 54. Christensen, a Yankton High and Yankton College grad, refereed more than 6,000 high school and college events in a career that spanned more than 50 years. He reffed high school boys and girls basketball for 35 years and prep football for 50 years, starting in 1947. He refereed in the North Central Conference - 27 years in basketball and 35 in football. He reffed in the SDIC even longer: 39 years. He reffed at the first state girls basketball tourney as well as the first state football championships. He once worked 22 games in one eight-day period. He reffed 6-, 8-, 9- and 11-man football. He worked games in eight conferences, including the Missouri Valley Conference and Western Athletic Conference, two NCAA Division I conferences. He received the National High School Official of the Year award in 1991. Evans, a 1951 Rapid City High grad, was selected as a tackle on the state’s all-time high school football team selected in 1969. Rapid City High lost only once in Evans’ three years. At Nebraska, he played for four years (offensive and defensive tackle) and was a starting tackle for 1955 Orange Bowl team (there were only four bowl games in those years). He also kicked for the Huskers, and he was offered pro tryouts as a kicker. He also was an assistant football coach one year at Nebraska, three years at South Dakota Mines and two years at Black Hills State. He was the coach of the Rapid City Legion baseball team for
The students shot 30 arrows: 15 arrows at 10 meters and 15 arrows at 15 meters. A perfect score would be 300. Both Wyatt and Jacob had 10 bull's-eyes out of 30 arrows. The tournament has continued to grow each year. Last year 375 kids participated in this event.
First Place… Jacob Birkeland receiving the first place trophy in his division.
The Jones County Sportsman Club helped sponsor this event. Also assisting with this year's tournament was Angie Kinsley, Jay Drayer, Jeanette Drayer, Keith Hespe, Jeff Birkeland and Steph Hespe.
Second place… Wyatt Hespe receiving the 2nd place trophy in the high school division of the fourth annual NASP competition.
The council suggested that the county commissioners also join them in the effort and sign the letter. They discussed other community organizations to have on board, as well as other officials that should receive the letter. Jerry Hatheway was not present to give the street report, but the council did mention that the sign at the city dump needed to be changed to reflect the correct times of operation. Erikson presented the water report and told the council that demolition of the Ingalls building on Main Street and that the Beckwith building will be taken down during the week of April 8. His report was approved. Barnes was next on the agenda with the finance report. She revisited the city’s plan to compile a comprehensive plan and explained that she has obtained samples from Marlene Knutson at the Central South Dakota Enhancement District from Philip and Harrold. She explained that a comprehensive plan will make it easier for the city to enforce ordinances. She also reminded the council that the district meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 16. Old business included the ongoing process of composing a trailer ordinance. Connot said that the council is close to passing the ordinance. In new business, the council agreed to hire Trait Thorne for the pool manager position, Paige Venard and Thorne for the swimming instructor position, Ann Geisler for the t-ball coach position and Mike Boni for the baseball coach position. The council also discussed raising the swimming pool admission before concluding the meeting at 10:40 p.m.
Golfing great Kris Tschetter and Olympian Rod DeHaven are among 11 people selected for induction into the South Dakota Sports Hall of Fame. Also chosen were basketball coaches Gary Munsen, Don Meyer, Lyle “Dusty” LeBeaux and Curt Fredrickson. Other honorees are football-basketball-track coach Bob Schroeder, basketball player Harold Thune, softball pitcher LeRoy Carlson, referee Pal Christensen and football player/baseball coach James A. “Pev” Evans. The 11 will be inducted at a banquet April 13 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. With this class of inductees, the hall will boast a membership of 236. Tschetter lives in Warrenton, Va.; DeHaven in Brookings; Munsen in Mitchell; Fredrickson and Meyer in Aberdeen; LeBeaux in Porcupine; Schroeder in Sioux Falls; Thune in Murdo; Christensen in Yankton; and Evans in Rapid City. Carlson is being honored posthumously. Tschetter, a Sioux Falls Wash-
Thune… Harold Thune, 2013 South Dakota Sports Hall of Fame inductee recently received recognition at the Jones County Invitational Basketball tournament during which the Murdo Auditorium was named the Harold Thune Auditorium. Photo by Karlee Barnes
seven years (1953-59), and was a full-time assistant (hitting coach and outfield coach) to coach Dave Ploof from 1972-93 as Post 22 became one of the most dominant programs in the nation. Rapid City won 18 state titles in a row from 1970-87 and won the national title in 1993. After 1993, Evans quit traveling with the team but continued to assist part-time until 2011. Thune led Murdo to the 1937 state “B” finals, where he was the top scorer in the tourney with 35 points). After one year at Hibbing (Minn.) Junior College, he went to Minnesota, where he was the team MVP as a junior (1940-41 season). He was a key reserve and parttime starter as a sophomore and a starting guard as a junior and senior. He averaged 4.5 points a game as a junior and 5.8 as a senior. The Gophers were 2-8, 11-9 and 15-6 in his three seasons. In 1963, he began a 20-year career in teaching and coaching at Murdo HS. Schroeder, a 1941 Miller High grad, was an extremely successful high school football and basketball coach at Miller for 30 years. In football, his teams were 151-80-11 with eight undefeated seasons and 13 conference titles in 30 seasons. His teams had unbeaten streaks of 29, 19 and 18 games. His 1946 team was one of the highest scoring teams in the nation, scoring 371 points in eight games. That team did not allow a point in any game and in fact did not allow opposing teams closer than the 30yard line. The team did not punt during the entire season. Schroeder coached basketball from 1944-61 with a record of 252144. He led the Rustlers to the state “B” tourney his first five years at Miller (1945-49). His 1949 team, which went 29-0, was considered by an Argus Leader panel in 1988 to be the top Class B team in the history of South Dakota high school state basketball champions. He also coached track for 30 years with multiple conference championships and individual state champs. As a prep athlete, he won the state 100-yard dash. At USD, he played basketball for coach Rube Hoy.
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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.
Barb and Rusty Rust are proud grandparents once again. Marley Beth Rust was born March 25, 2013. Her parents are Cory Rust and Amy Hullinger; Marley joins brother Milo and sisters Mara and Mya. Jim and Betty Hoar flew to Texas to get acquainted with their new granddaughter, Bailey Jo, over Easter. Bailey’s parents are Lance and Kristi Hoar and joins sisters Larken and Rylee. Grace McKillip is home after recovering from her fall. She is doing pretty good but a little shaky. Grace would sure appreciate calls and visits. Pam Bryan and Connie Kralicek plan to attend the induction of Harold Thune in to SD State Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday April 13. Shane Bryan participated in the Cherry Blossom 10k run in Washington D.C., and came in 1,400 out of 15,000 runners. Justin Bryan celebrated his birthday this past weekend with a barbeque at his home in Chamberlain. Glenna Moore spent Easter at the home of her sister, Jean Gray, in Gregory. Kevin and Joni Moore and kids, Dennis and Julie Moore and family from Murdo and Rick and Val and family from Chamberlain all came and enjoyed the day. Jean cooked and made it a very special event. Helen McMillan and Jackie Fosheim accompanied Lila Mae Christian to the second Greater Lyman Foundation supper and show fundraiser in Vivian. The entertainment was Jim Woster and The Mogen Hero’s Band. They enjoyed the delicious dinner and the great program. This event was very well attended. Sunday Joyce Bowman of Rapid City visited her cousin, Helen McMillan, and they had a
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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.
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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: Mar. 18 Sheriff Weber responded to a report of a vehicle on fire on I90, westbound, mm 183. The Murdo Fire Dept. responded and extinguished the fire. The vehicle was a complete loss, and was towed away. Mar. 19 Sheriff Weber transported a prisoner from the Winner Jail and took him to Pierre where he was turned over to the US Marshalls for charges to be heard in federal court. Deputy Sylva transported a prisoner from the Brule Co. Jail to Murdo for court. Deputy Sylva booked in a subject that was arrested by the SD Highway Patrol for driving with a revoked license. Subject was released on a PR bond. Mar. 22 Deputy Sylva booked in another subject that was arrested by the SD Highway Patrol for driving with a revoked license. Subject was released on a PR bond. Mar. 24 Deputy Sylva booked in two subjects on several drug charges from an arrest of the SD Highway Patrol. One subject was released on a PR bond, and the other subject was arrested on a detainer from his probation officer and transferred to the Winner Jail. Mar. 27 Sheriff Weber arrested a male subject in Murdo on a Mellette Co. warrant. Subject was transported to the Mellette Co. jail. Sheriff Weber responded to a report of suspicious subject in Murdo trying to sell items. The subject checked out okay and needed money for gas. Mar. 28 Sheriff Weber booked in subject that was arrested by the SD Highway Patrol on several
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drug charges. Subject bonded out and was released. Sheriff Weber transported a male subject from Murdo to the Lyman Co. line, where he was turned over to a Lyman Co. Deputy. Mar 29 Deputy Sylva responded to a report of an erratic driver on US Hwy. 83, south of Murdo. Unable to locate. Deputy Sylva responded to a report of subject driving erratically in Murdo. Subject was advised to drive more careful. Mar. 30 Deputy Sylva responded to a report of a vehicle driving through a yard in Murdo, and almost hitting a house. Vehicle was later located, the driver is unknown. Incident is still under investigation. April 1 Deputy Sylva, Murdo Rescue, Jones Co. Ambulances, Murdo Fire Dept., SD Highway Patrol and Sheriff Weber responded to a head on crash between two vehicles south of Murdo on US Hwy. 83, mm58. One driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the other vehicle was transported to Avera St. Mary’s by the Jones Co. Ambulance. Sheriff Weber responded to a report of a 911 misdial on I-90, mm204. Unable to locate. April 2 Sheriff Weber transported a transient from Draper to the Lyman Co. line, and was turned over to a Lyman Co. Deputy. April 4 Deputy Sylva arrested a subject in Murdo on a Pennington Co. warrant and transported subject west and turned over to Pennington Co. Deputy. April 6 Sheriff Weber responded to a 911 misdial southwest of Murdo. Unable to locate anyone having any problems. Sheriff Weber responded to a report of a motorist assist on I90, westbound, mm183. The driver had help coming out of Rapid City.
The Barrett-Dowling Legion Auxiliary met at the home of Margaret Rankin in the evening of April 4. Chair Lila Mae called the meeting to order with a prayer by Lill. The pledge of allegiance and the preamble were recited. Roll call was answered by members: Lila Mae, Karen, Janet, Lill, Rosa Lee, Margaret and Robin. Minutes of the last meeting were read and approved by Secretary Karen. Treasurers report was given by Treasurer Janet; approved. Bills paid: a donation to the post prom party. A motion made by Lill, second by Robin, to reimburse Karen for postage, etc., for sending coupons collected overseas to military commissaries, plus more cash
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wonderful visit. Messiah Lutheran church YBC group (Young Believers in Christ) did their spring outing on Saturday, April 6. They invited the Methodist youth to go along. Their day started at WaTiki Water Park in Rapid City for swimming, then to the mall for lunch and some bungee jumping. Then on to Flags of Fun for bumper cars and a variety of fun including laser tag and go carts. They returned home late in the day. Sounds like everyone had an enjoyable day. Darlene Wiedemer has been watching the progress on the lots across the street from her home. Last week a two story apartment house was moved in that will provide some much needed housing for Murdo. This two story apartment has made quite a difference in the looks of the corner, where Millie Malone’s old houses use to stand. Lacy Lebeda and friend Rory Randa and his son, Jayden, came down from Blunt to spend the day Sunday. Rory sighted in his new rifle and then they got in some fishing. We all met at Chuck Lebeda’s for supper and exchanged fish stories. Mel and Linda Kessler flew home from Arizona, getting in to Rapid City on Friday and home to Murdo late Saturday evening. They are going to get a nice taste of winter in the next few days. Welcome home guys!!! The Book and Thimble Club held their annual Mother-Daughter tea at the Murdo Senior center on Monday night. Six senior girls and their mothers as well as a host of Book and Thimble members were treated to a fun time of games and a spectacular buffet of fancy sandwiches and cookies, lots of laughter and some hoopla pictures the girls will treasure in years to come.
Carol Lee Maas Lepse
in Chicago Public Schools for two years and then went on to become a computer programmer at CNA Insurance and most recently at Children’s Home and Aid. Carol had a great love for kids and a passion to minister to children both at her church and in the community. Her passion led her to serve kids in a variety of settings: a teacher’s aid at Pierce Elementary, a volunteer mentor for children at Lydia Home Association, a foster parent, a member of Trumbull School Local School Council, the children’s pastor at First Evangelical Free Church, and an adoptive parent. Through the years Carol opened up her home to numerous neighborhood children where she provided a safe and nurturing environment for them. Ashley, Robert, and Gabby, a sibling group, were adopted by Stephen and Carol in 1998. Carol poured her heart into these children, as she did numerous other children over the years. In May of 2012 Carol was diagnosed with stage-4 Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. After a hard fought 10-month battle, she passed away and entered the arms of her Heavenly Father on March 24, 2013. She is remembered as a woman with a passion for life, who loved God, her husband, her children and family, as well as many others. In addition to her husband and children, who are all adults, she left behind her father, Jerry Maas of Quinn, South Dakota, mother Linda Maas and brother Daniel Maas, both of Colorado Springs, older sister Donna Beckwith of Canon City, Colorado, nieces and nephews, cousins and aunts and uncles. She was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Greg Beckwith and a niece, Shawna Beckwith-Visser. Her life was celebrated at the First Evangelical Free Church in Chicago on March 30, 2013.
Garden classes to be held in Mission
Master Gardeners, Rosebud Extension and Sinte Gleska Greenhouse will be presenting a series of garden classes at the SGU Library during April, May and June. Now is the time to be planning your site, getting your seeds and preparing your soil. We can help you make your plans for a healthier production. The first class will be April 15 at 6:30 to 8:00. You will go home with a good idea of what you can do to make your garden grow better vegetables; learn what vegetable varieties do well in this area and a
added to it for her to buy Christmas gifts for our vets, as everything is a good buy now and she seems to enjoy doing it. Carried. Rosa Lee motioned to buy a box of 24 dictionaries that we give out to the 3rd graders every year, seconded by Margaret. Janet wrote the check and Lila Mae will order. Poppy posters were discussed; Lila Mae and Lill will look into it. Mikayla Waldron is our girl stater this year, application and check were sent. Janet motioned to adjourn, seconded by Robin. Karen then read an article about the pledge of allegiance and its meaning. All enjoyed coffee furnished by Marg and cookies brought by Lila Mae.
Carol Lee was born in Rapid City, South Dakota to Jerry and Linda Maas on September 17, 1962. She lived on six ranches while growing up including the King Ranch south of Belvidere, South Dakota where her father was employed by Johnny Daum of Okaton. Carol was shy and wasn’t very talkative in her early years. Even so, while attending a backyard Child Evangelism Fellowship Bible Club, sponsored by her mother, Carol prayed out loud to receive Jesus Christ as her Savior. She boarded in Murdo, South Dakota during her junior and senior high school years. She was class valedictorian, graduating from Jones County High School in 1980. In 1983 she graduated from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and in 1989 from Northeastern Illionis University with a degree in education. While attending college, one might find Carol in downtown Chicago using her ranching skills by driving a carriage pulled by a strong draft horse. She met Stephen Lepse at a singles small group at First Evangelical Free Church in Chicago in 1984. They married on Memorial Day on May 26, 1986. She taught
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Jessie Harrison was home from Sunshine Bible Academy over the weekend. She was privileged to attend the prom at Kadoka Saturday evening with Ty Merchen of Norris. Ty, who is a senior at Kadoka, was crowned prom king in the evening's festivities. Ty's sister, Taylor, was crowned princess. With a Monday storm threatening, Mel Roghair took Jessie back to Sunshine Sunday afternoon rather than Monday morning. The week's classes begin immediately after lunch on Mondays, which gives students the opportunity to drive back to school on Monday morning rather than Sunday evenings. Brice and Anne Roghair and children, Savy, Maria, Kate and Rope, were Wednesday night guests at Mel's Place. On Thursday, they took lunch over to Brad and Shawna's. While there they got in on some cow working, which is a constant these days with the calving season in full steam. Earlier in the day Anne and children stopped in at the Marty Roghair home to visit Cristen, Jacob and baby Shiloh. Jonathan and Sarah VanBeek of Jackson, Minn., visited over the weekend at the home of Sarah's parents, Henry and Elaine Roghair. Sarah drove over to Kadoka to stay with her nephew, Jack Henry, while Paul and Maribeth attended the Jr.-Sr. banquet. Other guests of Henry and Elaine Roghair over the weekend were Elaine's sister Carol and her husband, Ralph Hoekstra, of Stillman Valley, Ill. Little miss Mesa Roghair performed a vocal solo "Jesus Wants Me For A Sunbeam" at church Sunday morning.
plan on how to plant your vegetable garden. April 22 will be a session about, no till gardening, lasagna gardening, using containers, organic and specialized techniques to make your gardening practices easier, with less work, less weeds and less water. May sessions are scheduled for May 13 and 20. We are excited about this year’s plans for community gardens and invite everyone to attend the classes. Similar classes to be held in White River. Question may be directed to SDSU Rosebud Extension 605-856-2198.
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by Janet Louder • 669-2696
Bill and Ellen Valburg attended a Flying Farmer meeting in Pipestone, Minn., over the weekend. That evening, the group attended the Al Oplan Singers spring concert “Love & Marriage”. Sunday morning they went to church with their Flying Farmer friends, Ken and Gloria Reed of Jasper, Minn. At noon they were joined by Pastor Rita and Carl Weber for dinner in Sioux Falls. Pastor Rita is a blind woman who befriended the Valburg’s when Bill was in the Sioux Falls Hospital for three months in 2010. On their way home, they visited Chuck and Regina Lebeda of Humboldt, S.D. Our sympathies go out to the family of Glenn Fouss who passed away in Sioux Falls on Saturday evening. Glenn’s parents are former Draperites Floyd and Sylvia of Sioux Falls. Sister Anita Fouss is a current Murdo resident. Due to the blizzard conditions Mother Nature has graced us with, the remainder of the East Side News will be printed in next week’s paper.
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Stop tilling for a better garden soil by Donna Adrian SDSU Master Gardener You can save work and have better garden soil if you stop tilling. It is difficult to get rid of the old idea of tilling deep and frequent, such hard work only brings up more weed seeds and destroys the microorganisms in the soil that break down the roots which makes rich garden soil. Tilling also creates a hardpan; let the earth worms do the fertilizing, instead of chopping them up with the tiller or hoe. So now you are asking what to do with the weeds? The answer is to just start adding mulch and cover them up. Mulch can come in many different forms such as cardboard, shredded paper, newspaper (without color print) just soak them with water and add grass clippings, wood chips, straw, bark or hay on top, I have even carpeted some of my walkways. We here in rural South Dakota have an advantage, because there is always well rotten manure available, or an old stack yard nearby to gather hay mulch left over from last winter’s haystacks, lots of grass clippings, dried leaves,
Gleanings from the Prairie
by Pastor Alvin L. Gwin Community Bible Church, Murdo
kitchen scraps and all the other things that can be added that were once a living plant, and it doesn’t cost a bit. If weeds come through you don’t have the mulch thick enough, add more--- up to 8-10 inches, and keep a supply at the edge of the yard, to keep adding more. This takes a little more effort in the spring, but eliminates a lot of work the rest of the summer, and your plants will love it, especially when it is 110 degrees and thirty mile hour south wind. With the prediction of another drought year, your garden plants can be much happier with some protections for their roots, plus the worms and microorganisms are busy at work under the mulch making you more and better soil, otherwise if it is dry and parched on top of the soil the worms and their companions are driven deeper into the ground. Another plus is the worms make holes in the soil so water can permeate into the soil instead of running off. Keep adding your much year around and eventually build your soil in to a rich loam your plants will produce and thrive in. If you have questions on how to manage your garden, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Operation: Military Kids to honor military children
April marks the nation's “Month of the Military Child,” a time to honor military youth in our communities. In tribute, the State 4-H Foundation, in concert with the South Dakota’s Operation: Military Kids (OMK) Program, is inviting everyone to join in on April 12 and be part of the Purple Up! For Military Kids Day taking place across the state. Everyone is encouraged to wear purple on that date, as a tangible way to show support and thanks to all military children for their strength and sacrifices. “Purple is the color that symbolizes all branches of the military, a combination of Army green, Coast Guard blue, Air Force blue, Marine red and Navy blue,” said Sheila Troxel Snyder, OMK State Coordinator. “OMK hopes everyone will take this opportunity to appreciate and celebrate these young heroes and make it possible for military kids to visually witness the support of their community.” Operation: Military Kids (OMK) is an ongoing, dynamic program to support and promote the children of military service professionals, before, during and after deploy-
There was a good crowd on hand to hear the presentation of a portion of the great oratorio by George F. Handel, “Messiah”. The director, pianist and singers all did a commendable job as they shared this arrangement of this magnificent piece of music. I thought it would be good to share something about the man and the music, as I have been humming different refrains from it since having this opportunity to listen to it once again. According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, George F. Handel (1685-1759), was a German-English composer, who, along with his contemporary Johann Sebastian Bach, is recognized as one of the two greatest composers of the late baroque age. Handel was a public figure for most of his life and was not forgotten on his death. While he made important contributions in nearly every field of music, Handel was primarily a composer for the theater, first in Italian opera, later in English oratorio. His most famous oratorio, Messiah, has become an object of reverence in many Christian, especially Protestant, communities. Beethoven acclaimed him as “the master of us all.” Handel composed Messiah in 1741 in 24 days, from August 22 to September 14. It was first performed at a concert given for charitable purposes at Dublin, Ireland, on April 13, 1742, Han-
County Commissioners discuss hiring another full time employee
The April County Commissioner’s meeting was held Tuesday, April 2. Those attending included: Monte Anker, Helen Louder, Steve Iwan, John Brunskill, Trudy Hurst, Angie Kinsley, Krysti Barnes, Anita Fuoss, Paul Thomas, Bruce Royer, John Weber and Karlee Barnes. Angie Kinsley addressed the commissioners and explained what the local 4-H club had been doing and what is on their agenda for the next few months. She explained that the Prairie Rangers will be participating in the Purple Up for Military Kids program through the State 4-H Foundation. On April 20, the club will be participating in a photography workshop. June and July will be busy months for the Prairie Rangers as they will be participating in a fish relocation program, a No Child Left Behind program with the Game Fish and Parks, a cultural program that includes learning about crafts and food from other cultures, among other activities. Kinlsey told the commissioners that she is having issues with her work computer and inquired about the possibility of purchasing a new one. She has done some research and has an idea of what she needs. Anker agreed with her request. Fuoss then addressed the commissioners. She had been asked to attend the meeting to discuss the National Flood Insurance Program. She said that the county would take on a lot of administration and record keeping duties if they participated in the program. The commissioners asked her personal and professional opinion on the matter, and she said that she would recommend not participating. Hurst was next to speak to the commissioners. She said that Royer had mentioned hiring another county employee. Anker said that he was against hiring another full time employee. He said that they would keep Hurst in mind if an opening should come up. Hurst said she wouldn’t mind working part time. Barnes, representing the City of Murdo, spoke with the commissioners about the law enforcement issue. She told them about the city’s plans to write a letter to elected officials requesting additional highway patrolmen. She asked if the city and county could get together at some point to write something up. Anker said he thought it would be a good idea. Sheriff Weber brought more information about the purchase of a new law enforcement vehicle. He also said he had spoken with Terry Deuter from Kadoka about working one to two days per month in Murdo on an as needed basis. He suggested paying Deuter $15 per hour. Weber said he would make sure the appropriate paperwork was taken care of in the process. Anker then made a motion to purchase a new law enforcement vehicle. Paul Thomas was next on the agenda with new business involving the approval of four property plats, as Thomas has recently sold land. The plats were approved, then the meeting went into executive session. Royer’s road updates were on the agenda following the executive session. Anker asked Royer if he had any leads on part-time help for the summer. Royer told the commissioners that he thinks the county needs another full time employee. He said that the county has the equipment to keep another full time employee busy. He also said that there was no way the county could hire somebody on
ment. OMK is a collaborative effort between the U.S. Army, South Dakota 4-H, American Legion, and Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Its purpose is to provide local community support for the children of service women and men from South Dakota. The South Dakota Cooperative Extension Service administers the program and its offices are located at South Dakota State University’s West River Agricultural Center in Rapid. For more information, please contact Troxel Snyder at the SDSU West River AG Center at 605-394-2236.
del conducting the performance in person. One author has this to say about Handel’s Messiah: “It could only have come forth in a setting where the Bible stood at the center. Even the order of the selections follows with extreme accuracy the Bible’s teaching about the Christ as the Messiah. For example, Handel did not put the ‘Hallelujah Chorus’ at the end, but in its proper place in the flow of the past and future history of Christ. Many modern performances often place it at the end as a musical climax, but Handel followed the Bible’s teaching exactly and placed it at that future historic moment when the Bible says Christ will come back to rule upon the earth --- at that point where the Bible prophetically (in the Book of Revelation) puts the cry of ‘King of kings and Lord of lords!’” Yes, Handel’s Messiah is a magnificent oratorio. But the LORD JESUS CHRIST is the magnificent LORD of Whom Handel wrote. Handel took his message for Messiah directly from Scripture. “Behold the Lamb of God.” “All we like sheep have gone astray.” “Lift up your heads, O ye gates.” “Hallelujah! for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.” “Worthy is the Lamb that was slain.” “Amen.” If you have never listened to the entire Messiah by Handel, I would encourage you to do so (with an open Bible possible). Rewarding!
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contract cheaper than they could hire another full time employee. Anker asked about the possibility of hiring a college student, but Royer said that might be difficult as anyone they hire would need to have a CDL. Anker commented that he thinks the current county employees are under paid. Royer said he would be out of commission for most of the summer, as he is currently nursing a broken ankle, and will have work done on his back and shoulder as soon as he is healed.
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Catholic Church of St. Martin 502 E. Second St., Murdo, S.D. • Father Gary Oreshoski Saturday Mass: 6 p.m. St. Anthony’s Catholic Church Draper, S.D. • Father Gary Oreshoski Sunday Mass: 8:30 a.m. Draper United Methodist Church Pastor Rick Hazen Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.
Two minutes with the bible
Unions Or Unity? by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam
Here is a company of Bible-believing Christians joined together in, let us say, an evangelistic endeavor. All are trusting in the shed blood of Christ for salvation, though some are Baptists, some Presbyterians, some Episcopalians and some represent other denominations. Are all these believers one? Yes, in Christ, for “there is one body” (Eph. 4:4). What united them? The “one baptism” (Eph. 4:5) by which the Holy Spirit unites all believers to Christ and to each other: “For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body whether we be Jews or Gentiles…” (I Cor. 12:13). Yet these same believers, all trusting in the finished work of Christ for salvation, remain sadly divided as far as fellowship in the work of the Lord is concerned. They may have blessed fellowship in their evangelistic endeavor, but at its conclusion they go back to their mutually exclusive church organizations. The reason? Basically it is that they have confused “the gospel of the kingdom,” proclaimed by Christ on earth and His twelve apostles, with “the gospel of the grace of God,” proclaimed by the ascended, glorified Lord through the Apostle Paul (Acts 20:24; Eph. 3:1-3). Striving over baptismal modes and meanings, most of them still require their particular forms of baptism for entrance into their churches, while explaining at the same time that the ceremony has no saving value and that it is not required by God for entrance into the true Church. Can’t we stop being Presbyterians, Baptists and Methodists and just be Christians? Why should the Church of Christ remain divided and weak, when God says: “WE BEING MANY ARE ONE BODY IN CHRIST, AND EVERY ONE MEMBERS ONE OF ANOTHER” (Rom. 12:5).
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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Parents Matter campaign “Take a Stand,” Have the Talk”
In April, the Parents Matter Campaign will help over 160 South Dakota School Districts reach out to parents to help them talk to their children about underage drinking and driving. They will be asking the parents to “Take a Stand” against underage drinking and “Have the Talk” with their teens. Since 2006, 61 South Dakota teens have died and 730 have been injured in alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes. This year the campaign video, brochures and talking points will provide suggestions and solutions for parents who are struggling with “The Talk.” Parents will be encouraged by other South Dakota parents to take a stand and talk to their kids about the dangers of underage drinking and driving. “Research indicates that parents with permissive attitudes toward adolescent drinking, particularly when combined with poor communication, can lead their teens into very unhealthy habits with alcohol,” says Darcy Jensen, Parents Matter Campaign Coordinator. “It’s more important than ever for parents to talk to their teens now about drinking and driving to stop these preventable tragic deaths and injuries.” “Thanks to a grant from the South Dakota Department of Public Safety, Prairie View Prevention Services has partnered with school administrators all over the state to distribute the Parents Matter materials to parents,” says Jensen. South Dakota Highway Safety Director Lee Axdahl says the Parents Matter Campaign reaches parents with timely information for young drivers still forming good or bad habits.
JCHS golfers hit the links
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Sign up for 2013 South Dakota Youth Range Camp
South Dakota Youth Range Camp will be held June 4-6, 2013 near Sturgis. The camp is open to youth ages 14-18 who have an interest in Rangeland management and use. "South Dakota Youth Range Camp provides hands on experience with rangeland resources," said Dave Ollila, SDSU Extension Sheep Specialist and camp coordinator. During the three-day camp, campers will learn about Range Plant Identification, Ecological Sites, Similarity Index, Stocking Rates, Wildlife Habitat, Range Improvement, Range Ecology and information on careers related to rangelands. The camp is limited to approximately 60 students, and students are selected on a first-come-firstserve basis. Pre-registration is required. To register for the 2013 South Dakota Youth Range Camp contact Ollila at 605-394-1722 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This camp is sponsored by the South Dakota Section of the Society For Range Management in cooperation with the following: Belle Fourche River Watershed Partnership, South Dakota Cattlemen's Association, South Dakota Grassland Coalition National, Wild Turkey Federation, South Dakota State University, SDSU Extension, Conservation Districts, South Dakota Association of Conservation Districts, South Dakota Association of Agriculture Educators, USDA - Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDI Bureau of Land Management and SDSU Dean of Agriculture, Barry Dunn. For more information contact Lantz or Ollila at (605) 394-1722 or email@example.com.
“Thousands of new, young drivers are licensed to negotiate South Dakota roadways each year,” says Axdahl. “With that comes the responsibility of their parents to teach the safety obligations we all face each time we get behind the wheel. Parents Matter is an exemplary program that is making a difference in South Dakota.” For more information on the campaign, and for important help with the “Talk” for parents, visit the official Parents Matter website at www.safesouthdakota.com.
Jones County golf team… Back row, left to right: Jacob Lolley, Travis Grablander, Jackson Volmer, Gus Volmer, Wyatt Walker, Wyatt Weber. Front row, left to right: Tristan Grablander, Bailey Klemann, Troi Valburg, Julie Joseph, Tana Volmer and Madison Mathews. Not pictured: Philip Mathews and Sidney Lacher.
by Karlee Barnes The Jones County golf season kicked off with a glimpse of spring before another winter storm made its way through the state. Wyatt Weber, Jackson Volmer and Travis Grablander competed in the first meet of the season Thursday, April 4 at the Elks Golf Course in Rapid City. Jones County placed fourth out of nine as a team. Individual scores are as follows: Weber, 96; Volmer 96; Grablander, 112. Philip placed first as a team with a score of 264, Wall placed second with a score of 266, Newell placed third with a score of 289 and Jones County tied for fourth with Bison shooting 304. Jones County joins Bison, Harding County, Hill City, Kadoka Area, Lemmon, McLaughlin, Newell, Philip, Rapid City Christian, Takini, Timber Lake, Wall and White River in Region 6. Returning golfers include: Tristan Grablander, Travis Grablander, Wyatt Walker, Jackson Volmer, Gus Volmer and Wyatt Weber. Weber qualified for the State B golf tournament in 2012. Jones County golfers by grade include: Eighth graders Bailey Klemann, Sidney Lacher, Troi Valburg and Jacob Lolley; freshmen Julie Joseph, Tana Volmer and Tristan Grablander; Sophomores Madison Mathews and Wyatt Weber; juniors Travis Grablander and Jackson Volmer; seniors Philip Mathews, Gus Volmer and Wyatt Walker. 2013 Golf Schedule •4/16: Pierre meet •4/19: Philip Invitational @ Philip •4/25: Wall JV @ Wall •4/27: Western Great Plains Conference Invitational @ Philip •4/30: Philip JV @ Philip •5/6: Pre-Region Meet @ Rapid City •5/10: Bison Invitational @ Sturgis •5/13: Region Meet @ Rapid City •5/20-21: State B Golf Tournament @ Brookings
Farm Bureau camp
“Inspiring our leaders for tomorrow” is the theme for the South Dakota Farm Bureau Camp. High School students in grades 9-12 from across the state will be joining together to learn about leadership and patriotism while making some lifelong friends. Camp is going to be June 10-12, 2013 at the Thunderstik Lodge by Chamberlain. Space is limited, so only the first 40 applications will be accepted. Applications can be found at the South Dakota Farm Bureau website, www.sdfbf.org or by calling 605353-8052. They are due May 1. Parents do not need to be Farm Bureau members for their children to participate. Farm Bureau Camp is a great place to work on team-building skills with the State FFA Officers, go through the “Alive at 25” driving course, play games and enjoy campfires. Campers will also have the opportunity to learn about patriotism, the Constitution, international viewpoints, nutrition and wellness, and Congressional insight. “Farm Bureau camp is a great place for making new friends, but more importantly, the sessions and training we offer will help students become better citizens and leaders in their schools, churches, and communities. Farm Bureau camp is really a life changing opportunity” said Cindy Foster, South Dakota Farm Bureau camp director.
Scholarship application 50 Years of SDWF Youth Conservation camp deadline approaches
For the sixth straight year, Farmers Union Insurance, in cooperation with the South Dakota Farmers Union Foundation, is offering $25,000 in scholarships to eligible high school seniors in South Dakota through the “Insuring a Brighter Tomorrow” scholarship program. Twenty-five high school seniors from across the state who meet certain requirements and plan to continue postsecondary education at a college, university, or technical school in the state of South Dakota will each receive $1,000. The scholarships are funded with support from Farmers Union Insurance agents in South Dakota and the South Dakota Farmers Union Foundation. The application deadline is Monday, April 15, 2013. The application must be postmarked by this date. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on the applicant’s academic Applicants Must Meet One of the Following Requirements: •South Dakota high school senior whose parent or parents are current policyholders of Farmers Union Insurance •Member of South Dakota Farmers Union •A “Friend of the Farmers Union Foundation” (Defined as those who have contributed $25 or more to the Foundation in the past year) •Participant in any South Dakota High School Activities Association (SDHSAA) sanctioned event records, school and community involvement, and financial need. The applicant will also be required to submit a written essay entitled, “How do you hope to impact a Brighter Tomorrow in South Dakota?” Applicants Must: •Complete Application Form (Available from school counselors, local Farmers Union Insurance Agents, or at www.sdfufoundation.org ) •Provide Copy of High School Transcript and ACT/SAT Score •Provide a Letter of Recommendation •Submit Written Essay (Less than 500 Words) •Provide Billfold Sized Portrait Picture APPLICATION DEADLINE: APRIL 15, 2013 (Postmark Date). Return Materials to: Farmers Union Insurance Attn: Wayne Bartscher P.O. Box 1388 Huron, SD 57350 In its 50th year, the South Dakota Wildlife Federation (SDWF) in partnership with the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish & Parks will sponsor its annual Youth Conservation Camp, June 2 – 8, at Camp Bob Marshall in the Black Hills near Custer State Park. High School students, both boys and girls are eligible to attend camp. Young people who enjoy the out of doors, hunting and fishing will find camp a unique learning experience. Campers will have the opportunity to select from a number of classes that range from shooting which includes rifle, shotgun, handgun and muzzle loading, archery, fly fishing, reservoir fishing, turkey hunting, deer hunting, waterfowl hunting, stream ecology, GPS skills, birding in the Black Hills and many more. Campers also will be learning the message of conservation. Photos from past camps can be viewed at our Facebook page: SDWF Youth Conservation Camp. The cost for camp is $300/camper which includes transportation to and from camp. Sportsman’s clubs and many Soil Conservation Districts across South Dakota sponsor students to attend camp. A camper application can be printed from the South Dakota Wildlife Federation website, go to www.sdwf.org and click on the conservation camp section. For more information, contact Camp Director, Mike McKernan, PO Box 246, Murdo SD 57559, phone 605669-2829, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teen leadership conference: Find the Mystery Within registration open until May 1
The South Dakota 4-H Youth Council invites you to join them on the South Dakota State University campus June 3-7, as they present Teen Leadership Conference: Find the Mystery Within. TLC will provide a great balance of leadership training, personal growth, and fun to any South Dakota youth between 13 and 18 years of age. TLC 2013 will provide the experiences you need to solve the mystery of leadership to make your future bright! In keeping with our mystery theme, we will keep delegates entertained throughout the week while teaching essential leadership skills. This year’s workshop tracts include technology, Family and Consumer Science, Agriculture, and Leadership. Tract workshops will offer 4 and half hours of indepth training. We will also offer our traditional workshops focusing on careers, fun, life skills, and mystery. Participants will also spend a morning working with a community service project of their choice. Complete workshop descriptions can be found online in the iGrow Marketplace TLC 2013 listing http://igrow.org/product/tlcfind-the-mystery-within/. Delegates will have the opportunity to enjoy fun with friends at a variety of evening activities including: dances, recreation, and a special TLC Talent Show! We will also have a nationally known keynote speaker, John Beede. “John’s adventure stories have earned him the nickname “The Climber Guy,” and he’s going to help you “Climb On!” to your highest personal leadership potential,” said Audrey Rider 4-H Youth Leadership Field Specialist and Youth Council advisor. Participants can register online at the iGrow Marketplace http://igrow.org/product/tlc-findthe-mystery-within/ or by contacting their local extension office. To ensure your first choice of workshops, get your registration and deposit sent in as soon as possible! Registration dues for TLC 2013 are as follows: Early Bird Discount: $200 registration through May 1, 2013. Standard Registration: $225 until May 1-15, 2013. Your registration fee includes conference fees, room, and board. Transportation to Brookings is not covered, although group transportation is available for West River youth for a nominal fee. Registration closes on May 15, 2013. To view this article electronically, visit www.iGrow.org
For more information call Farmers Union Insurance: 1-800933-2841.
A Honor Roll (4.0) Seventh Grade: Savannah Krogman Sixth Grade: Kade Brost
2012-2013 Third Quarter Honor Roll
Jacob Birkeland Morgan Feddersen Austin Olson Fifth Grade: Dylan Iwan Lilli Moore Riley Rankin Breckin Steilen
B+ to A- (3.5-3.99) Senior: Becky Bryan Josh Daum Philip Mathews Melissa Montoya Paige Venard Wyatt Walker Junior: Clayton Evans Travis Grablander Greydon Shangreaux Jackson Volmer Sophomore: Kalli Hespe Cody Hight Dylan Kinsley Madison Mathews
B Honor Roll (3.0-3.49) Senior: Janna Glaze Wyatt Hespe Emiley Nies Junior: Skylar Green Kaylen Larsen Skyler Miller Mikayla Waldron Sophomore: Shelby Bork Rachel Buxcel Carol Drayer Wyatt Weber
Freshman: Garline Boni Tristan Grablander Alexis Hullinger Eighth Grade: Haley Booth Hannah Hight Ali Kell Troi Valburg
Freshman: Jacob Arendt Calli Glaze Melyssa Manecke Dana Trethaway Tana Volmer Eighth Grade: Madison Gyles Jacob Lolley
Seventh Grade: Zachary Boyle Molly Dowling Emily Flynn Kennedy Nebel Mackenzie Springer Sixth Grade: Sloan Benedict
Sixth Grade: Jaden Eagle Bear Chauncey Hauptman Fifth Grade: Jake Dowling LeRoy Gross Emily Jacobs
Murdo Coyote J C FSA News
• David Klingberg •
2012 NAP & ACRE PRODUCTION DUE JULY 15 Producers must annually provide (if not appraised by a NAP appraiser) the quantity of all harvested production of the crop in which the producer held an interest during the crop year. We have sent out the “NAP Yields” form and CCC-658 form which lists your acres and a spot for you to record your production. The deadline for reporting this production is July 15, 2013. Please contact the office if these forms were not received. Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. Should a payment reduction be required, FSA will provide notice about the required percent of payment reduction that applies to direct, countercyclical and ACRE payments. “So, now you’re not only a drug runner but also a tax man,” she said. The postmaster was just couching in accusatory and derogatory terms a fairly innocent activity. I was, at the time, picking up the mail for some neighbors, and it contained two packages from a pharmacy that rattled and were obviously some pills. A third was from an accounting firm and, at this time of year, could be assumed to be a tax return that needed to be signed and forwarded to our dear friends at the Internal Revenue Service. “Yep,” I replied. “That’s me.” No use denying it, no matter how bad it sounded. What she’d said was true although it wasn’t anything illegal or even reprehensible. She was, of course, just getting back at me for a zinger I’d delivered to her a few days earlier. When I got the mail that day, it contained a notice saying I had a package that was too big for the box. I duly presented the notice at the desk only to find my package already sitting there ready to be picked up. Our postmaster had seen me coming when I came through the door and knew I had a package I’d want to get. She got it ready before I asked for it. “I had no idea you were that efficient,” I said in mock surprise. This remark insinuated that efficiency was not normally obvious in that place to the casual observer. “Hey!” she objected as if I’d delivered a terrible insult, but she knew better since she was smiling at the time. Such back and forth trading of insults is quite common among friends. It is just an interesting substitute for more normal conversation that might otherwise begin, “And how are you today?” or “Nice day isn’t it?” Young people are particularly adept at this mock-insult give and take. On TV the other day, I heard one teenager saying to another, “Your village
Murdo Coyote • April 11, 2013 •
• Syd Iwan •
just called. They’re missing an idiot.” Another young gal said to her older brother, “You’re lying. I can tell by the stupid smile on your face.” The brother had a good comeback, though. He said, “I always have this stupid smile on my face.” I’ve even heard someone say something like, “Please take this to the garage and try not to trip over your own feet on the way.” The last part of this request is obviously not necessary and apt to bring an objection from the supposed carrier of whatever is supposed to be carried. I read a similar thing the other day in a picture of a musical staff where the key signature was being changed to six flats. Most of us pianists aren’t overly fond of playing in six flats because one of those is C-flat which isn’t a black key as most flats are, but another white key which is normally just called B instead of C-flat. It can be hard to remember. Anyway, in the picture, there were the normal notations for speed and volume along with the instruction to “Play without griping about the key.” This is probably good advice, but it won’t take very well with me. I always grumble around when I see a key change to six flats. Three or four flats or sharps are all fine and well or even five if completely necessary. Six of either seems excessive. When I was a kid, I sometime got to spend an afternoon with my cousin on the neighboring ranch. He was sort of my hero since he was handsome and always happy and kind. He would come take my sister and me swimming sometimes, and once he gave me a puppy that I’d seen at his place and taken a liking to. It was a grand pet for a lot of years. Anyway, if some of his friends were around, they would good-naturedly insult each other with some of the worst-sounding phrases imaginable. Paul had been in the Navy and had quite a vocabulary. Coming from a fairly protected and innocent background, I sometimes had no idea what on earth they were talking about. Some of the phrases didn’t register with me for a number of years. Still, I enjoyed the give and take although it never occurred to me to use such language myself. Hearing them banter around was somewhat enjoyable, however, since it made me feel sort of grown up. By the way, don’t you have anything better to do than sitting around reading this drivel? Well, I certainly hope not. I would just as soon you keep on reading since I like writing and hope to continue doing so for awhile. I’ll be back next week so you can read on, drivel or otherwise.
2013 ACRE SIGNUP ENDS JUNE 3, 2013 DCP and ACRE signup for the 2013 crop year started on February 19, 2013. The DCP sign-up period will end on August 2, 2013 and the ACRE sign-up period will end on June 3, 2013. The 2013 DCP and ACRE program provisions are unchanged from 2012, except that all eligible participants may choose to enroll in either DCP or ACRE for the 2013 crop year. This means that eligible producers who were enrolled in ACRE in 2012 may elect to enroll in DCP in 2013 or may re-enroll in ACRE in 2013 (and vice versa). Stop by or call the office for an appointment. Advanced payments are not authorized. The DCP/ACRE Appendix does have the following language that everyone needs to be aware of: Payments are subject to the availability of funds, compliance with all applicable laws and statutory changes and to limits on payments as may be provided for in the program regulations. It is specifically understood that any payments under this Appendix and the programs to which it applies are subject to statutory and regulatory changes including those that occur after the signing of the contract. Payments under the DCP and ACRE programs may be reduced by a certain percentage due to a sequester order required by Congress and issued pursuant to the
USDA ANNOUNCES 45TH GENERAL SIGN-UP FOR THE CONSERVATION RESERVE PROGRAM The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will conduct a four-week general sign-up for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), beginning May 20 and ending on June 14. Additional signups for continuous CRP programssuch as Highly Erodible Land Initiative and Initiative to Restore Grasslands, Wetlands and Wildlife - will be announced in spring 2013. Currently, about 27 million acres are enrolled in CRP, which is a voluntary program available to agricultural producers to help them safeguard environmentally sensitive land. Producers enrolled in CRP plant long-term, resourceconserving covers to improve the quality of water, control soil erosion and enhance wildlife habitat. Contracts on 3.3 million acres of CRP are set to expire on September 30, 2013. Producers with expiring contracts or producers with environmentally sensitive land are encouraged to evaluate their options under CRP. DATES TO REMEMBER/ DEADLINES:
Feel free to call the office if you ever have questions on any of our programs 605-669-2404 Ext. 2.
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
• Bob Fanning (605) 842-1267 •
A month ago, this column addressed the apparent lack of winterkill over much of the winter wheat growing area in South Dakota, as well as concerns about drought and vernalization. Based on observations and reports from several farmers, agronomists and crop consultants, the lack of winterkill seems to be holding true as soil temperatures are raising to where seeds are found to be germinating, or seeds already germinated continuing to grow. For the most part, this is also lowering the concern about the crop vernalizing, as the germination process began early enough for much of the crop to go through the required period of time at soil temperatures low enough to do so. For much of the state however, the lack of soil moisture continues to be a concern. Many areas received moderate amounts of snow, and some a little rain, which was enough to provide good soil moisture from a few inches to a foot deep or more. Given the low water requirement of the wheat plants at this early stage, this will be enough for them to get a start and grow for a few weeks, but additional moisture is needed soon. Some areas, such as west of Pierre, have received very limited moisture over the winter, maybe enough to begin the germination process and allow it to vernalize, but little enough that some seeds/sprouts are molding. A number of winter wheat fields in south-central South Dakota were evaluated on April 4, and although very little growth was seen above ground, sprouts were found beneath the soil surface, and would be expected to emerge in a few days. Fields in central and northern South Dakota, with snow Winter Wheat Status Update cover until recently, and lower soil temperatures, will certainly be behind this progress. Although many winter wheat fields look dismal, time, and hopefully rain, could make a big difference. As discussed in an earlier column, the dominant component in wheat yield is the number of heads per unit area. You obviously won’t be able to know how many tillers each plant will produce at this stage, but a good plant population to have is 14-15 or more plants per square foot. If the stand is relatively uniform across the field (a minimum of blank areas), stands as low as 5-6 plants per square foot can produce nearly 70% of maximum yield if managed properly. Before destroying a winter wheat field, certainly contact your crop insurance agent. Even if an adjuster assigns a yield value to the field, you may want to weigh the pros and cons of abandoning the field for another use. The prospect of successfully raising another crop will be highly dependent on rainfall. Producers may want to consider planting additional forage crops into less than adequate winter wheat stands in hopes of producing hay, which could be in high demand. Particularly for any field that is subject to wind erosion, such as fallow fields, or if the previous crop was soybeans, field peas, sunflowers, corn cut for silage or hay, etc.; it would be beneficial to plant something, maybe a cover crop, rather than leave it bare. 4/17-18/2013 – Spring Extension Conference, Brookings, SD 4/24/2013 – Drought Management Webinar, 10:00 am CST, SD Regional Extension Centers Calendar
Animal rabies cases rise for second year
South Dakota animal rabies cases were up in 2012, climbing for the second straight year, according to the yearly surveillance report recently released by the Department of Health. There were 60 animal rabies cases in 2012, up from 40 the year before. While animals rabies is reported every year, the disease tends to be cyclical, with years of high case numbers followed by years with lower numbers, noted Dr. Lon Kightlinger, State Epidemiologist for the Department of Health. “Rabies is a risk every year in South Dakota and that risk is statewide,” said Kightlinger. “Rabies vaccination is readily available, inexpensive and important to protect your pets and the people around them.” In 2012 there were rabies detections in 29 South Dakota counties. Those rabies positives included 21 domestic animals – 16 cattle, 3 horses, 2 cats – as well as 36 skunks and 3 bats. South Dakota’s last human rabies case was reported in 1970. The 16 rabid cattle in 2012 was the highest number of cases in 15 years for South Dakota and higher than any state in the country. Beef and dairy cattle are usually exposed to rabies through bites from skunks and people can in turn be exposed by contact with the cattle’s saliva. Dr. Russ Daly, State Public Health Veterinarian, noted that signs of rabies in cattle can be very vague and may start as subtle behavior changes and progress to salivation, abnormal bellowing, persistent heat cycles, and incoordination. Contact a veterinarian right away if you suspect rabies in an animal and avoid contact with the saliva of that animal. “Rabies vaccine is available for cattle but routine vaccination of cattle herds isn’t practical,” said Dr. Daly. “However, show animals and others that have a lot of human contact should be vaccinated for rabies starting in the spring. The vaccine for cattle is good for one year and has a 21 day with-
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) today sent a letter to the Chief of the U.S. Forest Service, Tom Tidwell, calling for the agency to take immediate action to reimburse landowners for the recent grassland fire in Perkins County. On April 3, 2013, the U.S. Forest Service lost control of a controlled burn that resulted in up to 14,000 acres of damaged pasture and farmland in Perkins County, South Dakota, which has been experiencing prolonged drought conditions. Local landowners and fire crews responded to the blaze, which was fully contained by Sunday, April 7. “The damage caused by the U.S. Forest Service is inexcusable,” said Thune. “It could take years for the burnt pastures and farmland to recover, and in the past, landowners have to wait years before being reimbursed. I am calling on the Forest Service to take immediate action to assess the damage, provide landowners a timely opportunity to apply for reimbursement, and ensure that ranchers are made whole as soon as possible. Additionally, I am asking the Forest Service to review its controlled burn policies during drought conditions to prevent future grassland fires.” The text of the Senator’s letter follows: April 8, 2013 Mr. Tom Tidwell Chief, U.S. Forest Service Sidney R. Yates Building 201 14th Street, SW, 4th Floor Washington, DC 20250
Thune calls for immediate response to grassland fire
important first step in making ranchers aware of the Forest Service reimbursement process and to answer questions from those who were impacted by the Pautre Fire. However, the most urgent need is for timely payment from the Forest Service for private property losses due to this fire, because the ranchers who suffered losses in this fire had already experienced devastating pasture and feed losses due to the 2012 drought. Burned up and destroyed pasture acres, hay and alfalfa stacks and bales, fences, buildings and vehicles can all be easily and immediately quantified and their loss values accurately assessed, which means there should be no delay by the Forest Service in providing payments to the impacted producers for their losses due to the Forest Service-started Pautre Fire. In addition to immediate reimbursement for losses due to the Pautre Fire, I am also requesting that the Forest Service review and report to me the response and reimbursement status of payments to ranchers who suffered losses due to 2012 fire near Edgemont, South Dakota, which the Forest Service also started. Local ranchers warned Forest Service personnel that ongoing severe drought conditions, potential for high winds, and higherthan-normal temperatures all meant that starting a prescribed burn on April 3 would be a very risky undertaking. The Forest Service personnel inexcusably disregarded these warnings and went ahead with the prescribed burn. Accordingly, I am requesting that the Forest Service inform me of its prescribed burn policy when drought conditions are present, as was the case with the April 3 prescribed burn, which resulted in the devastating Pautre Fire; and provide me with information regarding all prescribed burns scheduled in South Dakota for the next 30 days. With the strike of a match, the livelihoods and the future of ranchers who suffered losses in the Pautre Fire were changed, and a doubtful outlook for 2013 became even more uncertain due to lost pastures, hay, and fences. I fully expect the Forest Service to take every available action to provide quick, fair, and certain reimbursement to these ranchers. I respectfully request that full reimbursement be made no later than 30 days from the date of loss, while allowing additional time for producers to apply for losses beyond this period as necessary. Please respond to this letter with answers to my questions and requested information no later than April 15, 2013. Kindest Regards, Senator John Thune
drawal period.” In addition to vaccinating pets and other animals with frequent human contact, reduce the risk of rabies with these precautions: ·Do not handle, adopt, or attempt to feed wild animals. Teach children to avoid animals they don't know and to tell you immediately if they are bitten or scratched by any animal. ·Avoid any animal, wild or domestic, that behaves strangely and immediately report it to your local veterinarian, animal control, conservation, or law enforcement office. ·Do not handle dead, sick or injured animals. If you must, use heavy gloves, sticks, or other tools to avoid direct contact. Farmers and ranchers should wear gloves and protective eyewear when treating sick animals to prevent exposure to saliva. ·Close outdoor trash containers tightly to avoid attracting skunks and raccoons. ·Clear wood or junk piles from homes to deter wild animals from moving in. ·Do not handle bats. If bats are found in a room with small children or sleeping people, call the Department of Health, your physician, or local animal control officer. If you suspect rabies in a wild animal, pet or livestock – or if your animal has been bitten by a possibly rabid animal – contact your veterinarian immediately. If you have a potential exposure to rabies, wash the affected area with soap and water right away and call your doctor or the Department of Health at 1-800-592-1861. Your veterinarian will instruct you as to handling of animals involved. If the animal is dead, save the carcass for laboratory testing, being careful not to damage the head. If the animal is alive, contact your local animal control authorities so it can be captured for examination or observation. If you are bitten or scratched by a rabid animal, rabies vaccination can prevent human disease.
Dear Chief Tidwell: On April 3, a U.S. Forest Service (Forest Service) prescribed burn intended to cover 135 acres near the South Dakota and North Dakota border burned out of control resulting in up to 14,000 acres of fire-damaged land known as the Pautre Fire, which included privately owned hay land, pasture land, harvested hay, fences, at least one building, and personal vehicles. The purpose of this letter is to very strongly urge that the Forest Service take immediate action to reimburse all who lost private property as a result of this illadvised controlled burn, for which the Forest Service has publicly taken responsibility. According to a spokeswoman for the Forest Service who commented in an article in the April 5 Rapid City Journal, “We did light it and it did get away. And we plan to pay for damages that we caused.” The public meeting held by the Forest Service on April 6 at the North Dakota State University Research Extension Center in Hettinger, North Dakota was an
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Murdo Coyote The Clinical View
John was a 51-year old spray pilot. He came to the clinic every other year in order to get his flight physical done to maintain his pilot’s license. He had mentioned on several occasions that he had an irregular heart beat but it didn’t seem to bother him. At the time of his examinations his pulse and electrocardiogram were always normal. Then, one year it just happened that the irregular heart beat occurred while I was examining him. It was obvious that this most likely represented atrial fibrillation, which was confirmed on electrocardiogram. This meant that he could not pass his flight physical. Atrial fibrillation is what occurs when the clock that runs the heart ceases to beat in a rhythmic normal way. Instead, the heart clock (sinus node) continuously sparks telling the heart to beat as fast as it can. The rhythm then becomes very irregular and the amount of blood that the heart pumps drops by about 20 percent. It is not an efficient rhythm. The most common associated causes of this condition include high blood pressure, diabetes, heart failure and sleep apnea. Several years ago questions were raised regarding the best way to treat atrial fibrillation. One way was to leave the person with their atrial fibrillation but control the heart rate with medication and use anticoagulation to prevent strokes. The other alternative was to use various medications to convert the atrial fibrillaANOTHER PROBLEM WITH ATRIAL FIBRILLATION
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• Dr. P.E. Hoffsten •
tion to a normal rhythm and keep it there. Several large studies were done to determine which type of treatment was better. It turns out that for longevity either therapy worked equally well. The only reason to convert a person to a normal rhythm was if control of symptoms could not be achieved while the person was in atrial fibrillation with the rate controlled. To return to John’s story, he initially elected to try to have the rhythm converted to normal. Several failed attempts followed and eventually it was elected to let him remain in atrial fibrillation and control the pulse in the 90-100 beats/minute range and keep him anti-coagulated to prevent blood clots from breaking off in his heart and going to his brain causing a stroke. That part of his care was successful. Over the next eight years, John slowly progressed from being normal, intelligent, and able to fly an airplane to a person with dementia who could not button his shirt. His mental function over those eight years progressively deteriorated in spite of all efforts to determine a cause for the progressive dementia and/or a treatment that might slow or stop the progression of the condition. Unfortunately, no cause or treatment was ever determined to be successful and John passed away from his dementia at 60 years of age. As our population ages, atrial fibrillation is becoming much more common now affecting approximately three million people in the United States. This is one percent of the population.The incidence of dementia in this population has
Main Street makeover progress
With a package of a comprehensive economic development, signed into law on March 25, 2013, the 2013 South Dakota Legislature sent a strong message to the wind energy industry that it values wind development. This new legislation combines an enhanced business environment with South Dakota’s premier wind regime, low taxes, quality work force and wind project “buildability”. “Building South Dakota” is the name of the historic, bi-partisan legislative package passed by the 2013 S.D. Legislature. The bill took effect on April 1, 2013, to position the industry to take advantage of the construction season and the extension of the Production Tax Credit. The broad-based package of economic and community development tools is intended to be of benefit to all corners of South Dakota, rural and urban. Wind energy, particularly, is an industry sector that is positioned
PTC extension provides significant economic development opportunities
to take advantage of the provisions of SB 235. Projects of over $20 million will be eligible for “reinvestment payments” that can equal up to the four percent state sales and use tax paid on project costs. “The ‘reinvestment payment’ process was updated and made more effective for investments that might not otherwise have happened in South Dakota, but for the reinvestment payment,” said Ron Rebenitsch, Executive Director of the South Dakota Wind Energy Association. “This mechanism takes out the one “sting” from SD’s otherwise business friendly tax climate, which does not tax corporate or personal income and provides more business certainty early in the decision process of project development.” Some of the other highlights of the plan include: •Tools to support expansion of current businesses within South Dakota
recently been noted to be abnormally high. Atrial fibrillation has a host of major medical problems including an increased incidence of strokes and heart failure. But it has not been seen to be associated with dementia until recently when several studies have noted an increased incidence of dementia in the population with atrial fibrillation. This complication in the atrial fibrillation population does change the considerations regarding the care of individuals with atrial fibrillation. Specific studies are now in progress to determine if converting the person’s atrial fibrillation to a normal rhythm will decrease or prevent the occurrence of dementia in the atrial fibrillation population. If it is found that the conversion and maintenance of a normal rhythm prevented or decreased the incidence of dementia, it would definitely change the strategy for caring for individuals with atrial fibrillation. In the meantime while those studies are done, it just makes good sense to do what one can to prevent atrial fibrillation from ever getting started. Blood pressure control is relatively easily achieved, diabetic control takes more discipline and it too can be controlled. Sleep apnea is difficult and cumbersome to treat but definitely worth the effort. While it is very difficult to treat and control congestive heart failure, there are medications that make a definite difference in both comfort and The healthcare longevity. providers at your local clinics can be very helpful in treating and controlling these underlying conditions.
Before… The view of Main Street before the Ingalls building and the Beckwith Jewelry building,
between Murdo Ford and the former Casa Blanca restaurant, were demolished.
Demolition… Jerry Hatheway, Ray Erikson and Jim Newbold worked diligently to demolish the
Ingalls building, taking advantage of a mild spring day.
•A Housing Opportunity Fund, which is designed to assist communities with additional financial mechanisms to assist with affordable housing development across the state •Investments in workforce education programs, such as Limited English Proficiency for K-12 students, and secondary career and technical education •Community development assistance in the form of assistance with staffing smaller community development organizations, and recapitalization of local revolving loan funds, as well as assistance for infrastructure for projects Overall, the package will be very beneficial to communities of all sizes, as well as industries of all kinds, including wind, alternative energy, biotechnology, data centers, manufacturing, energy production and transmission, valueadded agriculture and other industries targeted by the State. Because of the historic, bi-partisan legislative leadership role in shaping this package, a special appropriation of $7 million in onetime funding was made available to Building South Dakota to “prime the pump”, to get the system working across the state as soon as possible. Effective April 1, 2013, State agencies, including the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, Department of Education, and South Dakota Housing Development Authority will be charged with implementation of various parts of the package.
Done in a day… The Ingalls building was taken down on March 19. The city took a brief break and resumed the process with the Beckwith building on April 8. They finished just in time to beat the spring blizzard that blew through the state.
Clean up… Jerry Hatheway works on cleaning up the remainder of the debris left over from the
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Notice of PreSchool/Head Start Screening
The Jones County School District/Head Start screening will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 in the George Mickelson Building located on the west side of the elementary school building at 305 Jefferson Avenue. The screening will be held in the mini-gym, Preschool building and After School room and will run from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Any resident child between the ages of birth to five is invited to attend. Please contact Lorrie Esmay at 669-2297 to schedule an appointment. Published April 11 & 18, 2013, at the total approximate cost of $13.00. Deputy Treasurer, $396.87; Jill Venard, 4-H office staff, $505.61; Kerri Venard, Deputy Auditor/Road Secretary, $1,646.24; American Family Life Assurance, cancer & intensive care insurance, $382.30; Boston Mutual Life Insurance, life insurance, $168.64; Dakotacare, group health insurance, $15,878.17; Electronic Federal Tax Payment System, social security & withholding, $7,305.26; SD Retirement, retirement, $4,226.10; All- Pro Towing & Repair, battery, $116.95; Armstrong Fire Extinguishers, inspections, $28.50; AT&T Mobility, cell phone bill, $174.24; Debra J. Byrd, workshop expenses, $57.70; City of Murdo, water bill, $33.62; Corky’s Auto Supply, supplies, $4.19; Esri, Inc., ArcGIS software maintenance, $400.00; Farmer’s Union Oil Company, gas, propane, $2,183.38; Anita Fuoss, office rent, postage, internet, office supplies $778.72; Golden West Telecommunications, phone bill, $553.19; Hughes County Auditor, February prisoner care, $1,760.00; Inman’s Water Technologies, 2 month’s R.O. rent, $42.78; Steve Iwan, workshop expenses, $241.50; Lar-Jos, supplies, $167.86; Lewis & Clark Behavioral Health Services, mental illness board, $149.00; Lexis-Nexis, Law Library court rules, $36.49; McLeod’s Printing & Office Supply, mortgage record, $285.90; Microfilm Imaging Systems, Inc., scanner rent, installation & training, $2,255.00; Murdo Coyote, publications, $223.98; Murdo Family Foods, supplies, $25.98; Noble Ink & Toner, ink cartridge, $120.99; Office Products, supplies, $355.65; Herb Pitan, Weed & Pest Conference expenses, $283.68; Postmaster, postage stamps, $132.00; Rural Health Care, subsidy, $600.00; South Dakota Association of County Officials, Spring workshop registrations, $240.00; Shepherd Reporting, LLC, court reporter-mental illness board, $27.50; Venard, Inc., service, $18.00; Terri Volmer, supplies, $43.96; Carrie Weller, Jones County’s share of March expenses, $144.70; West Central Electric, electricity, $540.51; Western Communications, repeater service and repairs, $401.20. ROAD & BRIDGE: Armstrong Fire Extinguisher, inspections, recharge, $102.50; AT&T, cell phone bill, $132.53; City of Murdo, water bill, $16.12; Corky’s Auto Supply, parts, $60.59; Farmer’s Union Oil Company, propane, $782.51; Golden West Telecommunications, phone bill, $33.05; Inland Truck Parts, brake shoes and repair kits, $547.50; West Central Electric, electricity, $186.46; Ronnie Lebeda, labor, $1,729.66; Chester McKenzie, labor, $990.09; Levi Newsam, labor, $1,810.00. CARE OF THE POOR: Cheryl Iversen, WIC Secretary, $84.45; Larry D. Hollman, court appointed attorney, $408.65; Schreiber Law Firm, court appointed attorney, $417.82. 911 FUND: Centurylink, monthly charge, $84.16. EMERGENCY & DISASTER SERVICES: Angie Kinsley, Emergency Manager, $566.88, mileage, meals, $69.22. SALARY & MILEAGE: Monte Anker, $387.87, mileage, $45.88; Helen Louder, $364.20, mileage, $14.80; Steve Iwan, $387.87. FEES COLLECTED FOR THE COUNTY: Clerk of Courts, $0.00; Register of Deeds, $533.00; Sheriff, $6.00. Auditor’s account with the treasurer is as follows: Cash, $500.00; Checking & Savings, $725,661.68; CDs, $1,294,791.65; TOTALING: $2,020,953.33. Terri Volmer’s building permit report for March- 0. It was moved by Anker and seconded by Iwan to deposit any Bankhead Jones payments received in the Road fund. It was moved by Louder and seconded by Iwan to approve and for the Chairman to sign an investment policy presented by Treasurer Deb Byrd. Angie Kinsley, 4-H Specialist, met with the Board to give an update on 4-H projects and activities. Also discussed was the purchase of a new computer for her office. Anita Fuoss, States Attorney, met with the Board to discuss zoning Jones County for flood insurance purposes through FEMA. Discussed was the cost of implementing the zoning and that Jones County would have to issue permits and administer the program as dictated by FEMA. The Board was unwilling to proceed with the project at this time. Trudy Hurst came before the Board to inform them that she was looking for a full-time job and was interested in working for Jones County. Murdo City Finance Officer Krysti Barnes met with the Board to inform them that the City Council and Jones County need to review and discuss the joint powers law enforcement agreement and join the City in requesting more law enforcement from the State Highway Patrol. Sheriff Weber met with the Board to discuss the need for more law enforcement in Jones County from the State of South Dakota Highway Patrol. Also discussed was hiring Terry Deuter of Kadoka to be a part-time deputy sheriff. As a result, it was moved by Louder and seconded by Anker to hire Deuter as deputy sheriff for $15.00 per hour. The Board also looked at state bids for a new sheriff’s vehicle. It was moved by Anker and seconded by Iwan to purchase a 2013 Ram 1500 1/2 ton 4x4 pickup from state bids for $26,223. It was moved by Louder and seconded by Iwan to approve and for the Chairman to sign a jail contract with Brule County. It was moved by Louder and seconded by Anker to enter into executive session to discuss personnel. ATTEST: John Brunskill, County Auditor Published April 11, 2013, at the total approximate cost of $74.08. Paul Thomas met with the Board to ask that they approve plats of his property. As a result, it was moved by Anker and seconded by Louder to approve Resolutions #2013-2 through #2013-5, all represented by new plats of Thomas property in Township 4S, Range 28E, Section 1, and Township 4S, Range 29E, Sections 5 & 6. The above resolutions and plats are on record in the Register of Deeds office. Road Superintendent Royer met with the Board to discuss part-time summer help, the Stamford Bridge, Road & Bridge funds, and graveling to a new house site in Jones County. As of March 31, 2013, Jones County’s unassigned General Fund balance was $420,072.01 (45.29%). It was moved and carried to adjourn. Monte Anker, Chairman Helen Louder, Member Steve Iwan, Member State of South Dakota County of Jones In Circuit Court Sixth Judicial Circuit Pro No. 13-3
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Notice to Creditors
Proceedings of the Jones County School District #37-3
Special Session April 3, 2013 The Board of Education of the Jones County School District No. 37-3 met in special session on April 3, 2013 in the High School Library with the following members present: Michael Hunt--President, Carrie Lolley--Vice President, Chad Whitney, Scott Mathews and Brett Nix. Board President Hunt called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m. with Board members present answering roll call. All actions in these minutes were by unanimous vote by members present unless otherwise stated. EXECUTIVE SESSION: Motion by Mathews, seconded by Nix to enter executive session at 7:03 p.m., in accordance with SDCL 1-25-2 subchapter a. Board President declared session over at 8:25 p.m. Motion by Whitney, seconded by Lolley to adjourn. Meeting adjourned at 8:35 p.m. Tami Schreiber, Business Manager Published April 11, 2013, at the total approximate cost of $12.35.
In the Estate of Charles D. Kell, also known as C.D. Kell, Deceased. Notice to Creditors Notice is given that on April 1, 2013, Herb C. Sundall, whose address is PO Box 187, Kennebec, SD 57544, was appointed as personal representative of the estate of Charles D. Kell. 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 April 3, 2013. /s/ Herb C. Sundall Herb C. Sundall PO Box 187 Kennebec, SD 57544 Tele No. 605-869-2233 Personal Representative Clerk of Courts: Judy Feddersen Jones County Clerk of Courts PO Box 448 Murdo, S.D. 57559 Tele No. (605)-669-2361 Attorney: Herb C. Sundall, of Sundall Law Office, Prof. LLC PO Box 187 Kennebec, S.D. 57544 Tele No. 605-869-2233 Published April 11, 18 & 25, 2013, at the total approximate cost of $52.58.
Proceedings of the Jones County Commissioners
Regular Meeting April 2, 2013 The Board of Commissioners met for a regular meeting with Monte Anker, Helen Louder and Steve Iwan present. Chairman Anker called the meeting to order. Karlee Barnes, Murdo Coyote editor, joined the meeting. Minutes from the previous meeting were read, signed and approved by the Board. All motions are unanimous unless otherwise stated. CLAIMS APPROVED: Salaries of regular employees and officials, $12,631.58; Travis Hendricks, Weed Board Supervisor, $138.52; Joyce Hurst, Deputy Register of Deeds, Deputy Director of Equalization, $1,633.03; Angie Kinsley, 4-H Specialist, $566.88; Richard Sylva, Jr., Deputy Sheriff, $1,178.79; Lenae Tucker,
Notice to Creditors
State of South Dakota County of Jones In Circuit Court Sixth Judicial Circuit Pro No. 13-2 In the Estate of Norma Kinsley, also known as Norma J. Kinsley, Deceased. Notice to Creditors Notice is given that on March 25, 2013, Clifford K. Kinsley and Karen Tedrow, whose addresses are 24010 Van Metre Road, Murdo, S.D. 57559 and 1602 East Robinson, Pierre, S.D. 57501, were appointed as co-personal representatives of the estate of Norma Kinsley. 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 co-personal representatives or may be filed with the clerk, and a copy of the claim mailed to the co-personal representatives. Dated March 27, 2013. /s/ Clifford K. Kinsley Clifford K. Kinsley 24010 Van Metre Road Murdo, SD 57559 Tele No. (605) 669-2531 Co-Personal Representative /s/ Karen Tedrow Karen Tedrow 1602 East Robinson Pierre, SD 57501 Tele No. (605) 224-2368 Co-Personal Representative Clerk of Courts: Judy Feddersen Jones County Clerk of Courts PO Box 448 Murdo, S.D. 57559 Tele No. (605)-669-2361 Attorney: Herb C. Sundall, of Sundall Law Office, Prof. LLC PO Box 187 Kennebec, S.D. 57544 Tele No. 605-869-2233 Published April 4, 11, & 18, 2013, at the total approximate cost of $61.03.
Proceedings of the Jones County School District #37-3
Special Session April 4, 2013 The Board of Education of the Jones County School District No. 37-3 met in special session on April 4, 2013 in the High School Library with the following members present: Michael Hunt--President, Carrie Lolley--Vice President, Chad Whitney, Scott Mathews and Brett Nix. Board President Hunt called the meeting to order at 7:03 p.m. with Board members present answering roll call. All actions in these minutes were by unanimous vote by members present unless otherwise stated. EXECUTIVE SESSION: Motion by Whitney, seconded by Lolley to enter executive session at 7:05 p.m., in accordance with SDCL 1-25-2 subchapter a. Board President declared session over at 9:53 p.m. Motion by Mathews, seconded by Nix to adjourn. Meeting adjourned at 9:54 p.m. Tami Schreiber, Business Manager Published April 11, 2013, at the total approximate cost of $12.02.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) today sent a letter to the Acting Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Bob Perciasepe, to express his concerns about the EPA release of personal information of approximately 80,000 agriculture producers to environmental groups, including more than 500 farms and ranches in South Dakota. This personal information, including the name of the operation, permit number, numbers and types of animals, and county of residence, was released to the environmental groups Earth Justice, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and the environmental arm of the Pew Charitable Trusts. “The EPA’s complete disregard for the privacy and safety of our agriculture producers is unacceptable,” said Thune. “Both the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Homeland Security have objected to the release of this type of information due to serious bio-security concerns, yet the EPA continues this troubling and dangerous effort. The EPA has threatened the health and safety of agriculture producers and their families, and has damaged the security of our food system.” In other states, the information released went so far as to give addresses, geographic coordinates, phone numbers, names and address of employees, and even listed deceased family members. The EPA intends to create a national database of all livestock operations across the country, which reportedly will be made available through its website. The text of the Senator’s letter follows: Mr. Bob Perciasepe Acting Administrator Environmental Protection Agency 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Room 3000 Washington, DC 20460 April 8, 2013
Thune denounces EPA mishandling of farmer and rancher information
Dear Administrator Perciasepe: I write today to express serious concern and disapproval of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) mishandling of sensitive agriculture producer information. There is a growing gap of trust between America’s farm and ranch families and the EPA. Much of this lack of trust is due to EPA’s aggressive regulatory agenda that is increasing costs for America’s agriculture producers. The lack of trust also results from EPA’s perceived disregard for the livelihood of those families trying to make a living off the land. An example of this disregard is the agency releasing personal information of approximately 80,000 agriculture producers to environmental groups who do not have our producers’ best interests in mind. The release of this information does not appear to serve the public interest as the majority of these farm and ranch operations are most likely not currently regulated under the Clean Water Act. Additionally, EPA’s release of personal-
ly identifiable information likely violates the Privacy Act, EPA’s privacy guidelines, and Exemption 6 of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). EPA’s actions are alarming, and raise serious questions about the agency’s decision making and relationship with extreme environmental groups. Please answer the following questions: 1. Prior to releasing the personal information of thousands of livestock producers, did the EPA conclude a full and independent review of the information to ensure that the release of the information complies with the Privacy Act of 1974, Exemption 6 of FOIA, and EPA’s own privacy guidelines? If so, please provide all relevant documentation that describes how EPA conducted that review, and how that review concluded that releasing the producer information was in compliance with the regulations stated above. 2. Did the EPA require the organizations who requested the subject producers’ personal information to follow FOIA guidelines before this information was released? If not, why not? 3. How many of the 80,000 livestock operations are not concentrated animal feeding operations currently regulated by the Clean Water Act? For those operations that are currently not regulated by the Clean Water Act, why did EPA release the personally identifiable information of those producers? 4. Did the EPA release information that was derived from sources other than state regulatory agencies? If so, please provide a list of those sources and a justification for using non-government sources of information. 5. Did the EPA redact any of the personally identifiable information provided by the states in order protect the privacy of farm and ranch operators? Additionally, how did EPA collect this information from the states? Please provide any documentation related to EPA’s communication to state agencies requesting this information. 6. Did the EPA consult with the Department of Homeland Security or U.S. Department of Agriculture prior to releasing the information? 7. Does the EPA intend to gather any more personally identifiable information of livestock producers? Does the EPA intend to make the information provided to the environmental groups or any new personal information available on its website or any other searchable government database? In addition to answering these questions, I respectfully request that the EPA abandon any plans to create a national database of livestock producer information. Such a database would put law abiding farm and ranch families at serious risk of additional litigation and intimidation from extreme environmental groups. Please respond to these questions by April 18, 2013. I look forward to reviewing your response and working with you to ensure our environment and the livelihood of our farmers and ranchers are protected. Kindest Regards, Senator John Thune
Proceedings of the Jones County School District #37-3
Special Session April 2, 2013 The Board of Education of the Jones County School District No. 37-3 met in special session on April 2, 2013 in the High School Library with the following members present: Michael Hunt--President, Carrie Lolley--Vice President, Chad Whitney, Scott Mathews and Brett Nix. Board President Hunt called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m. with Board members present answering roll call. All actions in these minutes were by unanimous vote by members present unless otherwise stated. EXECUTIVE SESSION: Motion by Nix, seconded by Mathews to enter executive session at 7:05 p.m., in accordance with SDCL 1-25-2 subchapter a. Board President declared session over at 8:00 p.m. Motion by Lolley, seconded by Whitney to adjourn. Meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m. Tami Schreiber, Business Manager Published April 11, 2013, at the total approximate cost of $12.02.
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EPA distributes farmers’ names and addresses to environmental groups
by Senator John Thune As South Dakota’s largest industry, agriculture is not only the economic engine of our rural communities, it also provides jobs and opportunities across the United States. More than two million farmers and ranchers work hard each day to provide our nation with a safe, abundant, and affordable food supply. However, one of the biggest obstacles facing agriculture, especially the ranching industry, is the regulatory overreach of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). All too often, this EPA engages in “sue and settle” agreements with environmental extremist groups that negatively impact production agriculture. Family farmers and ranchers in South Dakota and across the country endure criticism and are forced into costly legal battles thanks to environmental organizations who know little to nothing about agriculture or rural America. What they do know is litigation and intimidation. Rather than fighting to protect agriculture producers, the EPA will settle with the environmental groups, which only furthers EPA’s aggressive regulatory agenda. Most recently, the EPA provided the environmental groups Earth Justice, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the environmental arm of the Pew Charitable Trusts personal producer information for 80,000 livestock farms around the country, including farms right here in South Dakota. While the records
released by the EPA cover properties in more than 30 states, the information included more than 500 livestock operations in South Dakota. These records include the name of the operation, permit number, numbers and type of animals, and county of residence. In other states, the information released went so far as to give addresses, geographic coordinates, phone numbers, names and address of employees, and even listed deceased family members. All this information was turned directly over to groups that do not have agriculture’s best interest in mind. What’s next? The EPA intends to create a national database of all livestock operations across the country, which reportedly will be made available through its website. Despite objections from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Homeland Security over bio-security concerns, the EPA continues to pursue this dangerous effort. Nowhere in law is the EPA required to obtain and display such personal information; on the contrary, the federal government should be protecting its citizens from unwarranted attacks. Instead, the EPA has threatened the health and safety of South Dakota’s ag producers and their families, and has decreased the security of our food system. I will continue working with our agriculture producers to get the answers they deserve and ensure that their privacy is protected in the future.
Notice of Responsibility to Control Noxious Weeds and Declared Pests
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN this 8th day of April, 2013 pursuant to SDCL 38-22 as amended to all owners, occupants, agents and public officials in charge of lands in Jones County, South Dakota, that they are responsible for the suppression, control, and eradication of noxious weed and declared pest infestations that may exist on such lands. Chemical, biological, and/or cultural control methods used for the suppression, control and eradication of noxious weed and declared pest infestations shall be those approved for such purposes by the Jones County Weed and Pest Supervisor, County Extension Educator or the South Dakota State University Experiment Station. Upon failure to observe this notice, the county weed and pest board is required to proceed pursuant to the law and have the noxious weeds or declared pests destroyed by such methods as they may find necessary, the expense of which shall constitute a lien and be entered as a tax against the land, and be collected as other real estate taxes are collected, or by other means as provided by law. Plants and animals designated as being noxious weeds and declared pests in the state of South Dakota are Canada thistle, Hoary cress, Leafy spurge, Perennial sow thistle, Purple loosestrife, Russian knapweed, Saltcedar, and Gypsy Moths. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that upon establishing probable cause to believe a noxious weed or declared pest infestation exists upon any property in Jones County, a representative of the Jones County Weed and Pest Control Board will enter upon said property for the purpose of inspecting and confirming that such infestation actually exists.
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