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Number 46
Volume 107
November 14, 2013


What’s Housing study analysis explained in meeting

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Notice of Audit of the Fiscal Affairs
of Jones County
Notice of Bids
Proceedings of Jones County
Proceedings of Draper Town Board

By Tami Jo Newbold-Flynn sibly beyond repair.
One year ago the Murdo City
A similar survey was done on
Council, the Chamber of Com- the 45 mobile homes in Murdo.
merce and a local business fund- They found that both sound
ed half of a housing study; the mobile homes and mobile homes
other half was funded by the that needed minor repair were 20
South Dakota Housing Associa- percent (9) each. Major repairs
tion. The study was conducted to were needed for 38 percent (17)
help Murdo be a more vibrant and 22 percent (10) were dilapicommunity and to address the dated.
housing issues Murdo has. The
Between April and May of this
study was done by Community year the CPR, as part of the housPartners Research, Inc. out of ing study, did a survey on rental
Minnesota and on Wednesday, units in Murdo. They were broke
November 6, they presented their into two categories, market rate
findings at a public meeting held units and subsidized housing.
at the Turner Community Center.
They stated that, “There were
Everyone who attended was 57 housing units of all types that
encouraged to take a 74 page were contacted in the survey. This
packet that CPR had put togeth- represents nearly 60 percent of
the city’s total rental housing
Steven Griesert, from CPR units. In addition to the 57 rental
helped explain the findings. After units, we obtained information on
a short introduction the packet the four-plex that has been moved
contained: demographic and pro- into the city, but is not yet occujection data, existing housing pied. We also obtained types that
data, rental housing inventory, were contacted in the information
employment and local economic on several rental single family
trends analysis, findings and rec- homes.”
ommendations and the last page
Through this survey they
listed agencies and resources.
found that in the market rate
The introduction included a multifamily segment, there are
short overview, goals, methodolo- no vacancies in the 17 units used
gy, and limitations. There were in their occupancy calculation,
several goals listed: provide which makes a vacancy rate of
data zero percent. The 32 subsidized
including the 2010 Census, pro- housing units belonging to
vide an analysis of the current
housing stock and inventory,
determine gaps or unmet housing
needs, examine housing trends
that the area can expect in the
coming years, provide a market
analysis for housing development, provide housing recommendations and findings.
overview was broke down into
multiple smaller sections including: population data and trends
by age, household data and
trends by type, income, size,
tenure. It also looked at income
distributions and the housing
cost for renters and owners.
The next two sections were on
existing housing data and rental Steven Griesert of Community Parthousing inventory. According to ners Research discusses findings.
Community Partners Research,
Inc.’s windshield survey, Murdo
has 194 existing houses. They Prairie View apartments both
approximate that 26 percent (50) east and west also reported no
of the houses in Murdo need vacancies and a waiting list.
minor repair, 24 percent (46) need
CPR also listed in their findmajor repair, 37 percent (71) are ings an American Community
sound, with no required improve- Survey that said, “Approximatements and 14 percent (27) houses ly 30 percent of all renters in the
in Murdo are dilapidated and pos- city were paying 30 percent or

Photos by Tami Jo Newbold-Flynn
Brian O’Reilly and Dave Geisler speak with Bill Hansen about the study.

more of their income for rent. All
of these households were actually
paying 35 percent or more of their
income for housing. Federal standards for rent subsidy programs
generally identify 30 percent of
income as the maximum household contribution. When more
than 30 percent of income is
required, this is often called ‘rent
burden’. When more than 35 percent is required, this can be considered a ‘severe rent burden’. It
was also mentioned in the meeting that Jones County is one of
the only counties in the nation
that does not have the Voucher
Choice Housing Program to help
lower income renters.
The next section on the
employment and local economic
trends talked about the places
people worked and the money
they made. CPR pointed out that
Jones County has an unemployment rate of only three and a half
percent, which is one-half that of
the national rate and lower than
South Dakota’s average. They
also listed leisure and hospitality
as having the lowest paying wage
The last section was all about
their findings and recommendations. The barriers or limitations
to housing activities listed were:
age and condition of the housing
stock, low rent structure, value

gap deters new owner-occupied
construction, population and
household losses and distance
from a major regional center.
Murdo’s strengths: serves as a
small regional center, is a tourism
community, has the Pioneer Auto
Museum, affordable-priced housing stock, adequate land for
development, education system,
health facilities, infrastructure,

home ownership, single family
housing development, housing
rehabilitation, other housing
There were 19 total recommendations in these five categories:
1. Develop eight to 10 general
occupancy market rate rental
2. Promote the development of
four to six affordable rental units.
3. Develop eight to 10 senior designated market rate rental units.
4. Monitor the need for subsidized rental housing.
5. Apply for access to the Housing
Choice Voucher Program.
6. Develop a mixed-use commercial/housing project.
7. Utilize and promote all programs that assist with home ownership.
8. Develop a purchase/rehabilitation program.
9. Develop a six to eight lot subdivision.
10. Coordinate with housing
agencies and nonprofit groups to
construct affordable housing.
11. Promote twin home/town
home development.
12. Develop a City of Murdo
Housing Incentive Program.
13. Develop a ‘gap financing’
mortgage program.
14. Promote rental housing rehabilitation.
15. Promote owner-occupied
housing rehabilitation efforts.
16. Acquire and demolish dilapi-

People attending the meeting sang happy birthday to Jewell Bork.

commercial development, Murdo
housing authority, Murdo development corporation and a smalltown atmosphere.
The recommendations were
divided into five categories:
rental housing development,

dated structures.
17. Create a plan and a coordinated effort among housing agencies.
18. Promote commercial rehabilitation and development.
19. Develop a time of sale/rent
inspection program.

Murdo Christmas Fair offers early shopping

Next week:
School board meeting
Turkey winners

Photos by Tami Jo Newbold-Flynn
The Jones County Turner Youth Foundation once again sponsored the annual Christmas fair on November11. The fair had about 32 various booths that ranged from clothes, jewelry, household items, phytography, leatherworks, metalworks, and hand crafted items.

Don and Mary Hieb help a shopper at their
both which featured handcrafted clothing
and other items.

The clinic also had a booth to give flu shots and provide other wellness
checks. The senior class served lunch to raise money for their class.
Santa was available for children to take pictures with.

Jones County News
by Janet Louder • 669-2696

Blood Drive

South Central RC&D meeting

The South Central RC&D will be meeting on November 20, 2013 at
1:30 p.m. at the Mellette County Museum/Library, Main St. White
River, S.D. The public is welcome to attend.

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Community rallies to help Brink
Once again cancer has reared
its ugly head and attacked a
Jones County resident. Judy
Brink discovered a growth back
in April and was soon diagnosed
with breast cancer. She has completed chemotherapy treatments,
and now faces surgery and radiation, requiring additional trips to
Sioux Falls, Mitchell and Pierre.
The medical bills are stacking up
for Judy and her husband, Nordine.
And once again, central South
Dakota residents are stepping up
to support the Brink family.
An activity is planned for this
Saturday evening, November 16
at the Mini Gym (Mickelson
Building) in Murdo.
Beginning at 7 p.m., Lonis
Wendt will be the disk jockey for
oldies music for your listening
and dancing pleasure.
At 8 p.m. Bill Eckert of Eckert
Auction Co. plans to step forward
and handle the bidding for the
items to be auctioned. Numerous
pies and other baked goodies, gift
certificates for oil changes, gas,
dinner, pizza, lodging, etc. along
with jewelry, cattle mineral, a
handmade crib blanket, and
much more will be offered to the

highest bidder. Auction items are
being submitted daily to Clarice
Drawing for two raffle prizes
will be held at 9 p.m. Tickets will
be available until they are all
gone or up until time for the
drawing. A Remington 700 SPS
243 cal. rifle is on the raffle,
donated by Judy and Nordine’s
children: Chad, Christy and
Casey. Approximate value of the
rifle is $700. The other item on
the raffle is a 14 ct gold ladies
ring with a swirl of tiny diamonds, size 6.75 and an approximate value of $500. The ring is
donated by Jim and Barb Hockenbary of Corky’s Auto Supply.
Sizing of the ring is at winner’s
Raffle tickets may be purchased at $10 from the Brink children, Kaylen or Brad Larsen or at
Corky's, or the gun shop in
Free coffee, punch and cookies
will be available throughout the
The Okaton Modern Woodmen
chapter is sponsoring the event.
The Modern Woodmen home
office in Rock Island, Ill., will
match funds raised to $2,500.

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East Side News

Coyote News Briefs
The Draper Legion Auxiliary will be hosting a blood drive on Friday,
November 22, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. - noon at the Senior Center in
Murdo. Call Lila Mae Christian at 605-669-2708.

Murdo Coyote • November 14, 2013 •

Helen Louder, Lill Seamans,
Esther Magnuson, Rosa Lee
Styles, Velma Scott, Lila Mae
Katherine Patterson, Shirley
Vik, and Janet Louder – along
with Dianne Hendricks-Booth of
Vivian joining us for the first
time – listened to the first and
second graders read on Thursday. Dianne, Esther and Shirley
all have grandchildren or greatgrandchildren in those grades
that are so pleased to have
grandma come. Afterwards, all
but Katherine went for coffee.
Happy 85 years young birthday to Helen McMillan on her
November 7 birthday – hoping
she had a “great day.”
Nelva and Janet Louder spent
Saturday in Pierre. While there
they ran into Audrey Mathews
who had just picked up daughter
Cheryl Rediger of Woodbury,
Minn., at the airport. In talking
to them, the plan was to have
family time with son Scott, Madison and Philip (home from college in Aberdeen) and Tara
Dugan and children with supper
at Audrey and Philip’s. Cheryl
returned home on Monday and
Philip returned to his studies on
Monday, also.
Janet Louder saw Meridee and
Terry Graham of Overbrook,
Kan., – where else, but WalMart. They got in a little chat.
They were back spending a few
days in Murdo.

Nelva and Janet Louder took
in the zonta craft fair on Saturday and saw many people there.
It was one crowded spot. Of
course, they got home in time for
the Draper firemen’’s feed. There
was a good crowd on hand for
that. The guys are still doing a
good job cooking. Last year the
feed was held in a snow storm,
but it was a very nice night this
year. The winner of the 50” tv
was Mr. Lucky Robert Styles.
After supper Gerald and Wanda
Mathews and Eldon and Esther
Magnuson played cards at the
Louder’s. Janet even fed them a
dessert and coffee.
Ray and Janice Pike and
Eldon and Esther Magnuson
were among the many that
attended the funeral for Ellen
Totton last Tuesday.
Dorothy and Darin Louder
traveled to Kadoka last Thursday to see Dwight.
Kati Venard and girls visited
Grandpa and Grandma Pike a
couple of times last week.
Chip and Phyliss Peters were
Saturday dinner guests of Gerald
and Wanda Mathews.
Rosa Lee Styles took in the
zonta fair in Pierre on Saturday.
Back to Draper, she met daughter Margie and they attended the
firemen’s feed.
Patty Devitt of Harrisburg
stopped on her way to Rapid City
for a visit with her uncle and
aunt, Ray and Janice Pike, on

Doug Christian of Freeman
spent the weekend with mom
Lila Mae. They took in the firemen’s feed. The Pikes also
attended. Later Doug and Lila
Mae visited at the Pike home.
Chelsee Rankin celebrated her
birthday Friday by going out for
supper in Murdo with hubby
Tyler, kids Addison and Joey, Bob
Rankin, and parents Randy and
Holly Nemec. Happy birthday,
Kraig and Amanda Henrichs,
Blake and Layney left last
Wednesday for Sioux Falls. Blake
parted with his tonsils at a Sioux
Falls hospital on Thursday and
spent the night. All went well. In
the meantime his little sis,
Layney, stayed with grandparents Kevin and Kathie Henrichs
at Freeman. Blake was discharged on Friday. The group
spent the night in Freeman, coming home on Saturday. Speedy
recovery, Blake.
Following church Sunday Rosa
Lee Styles, Lila Mae Christian,
Nelva and Janet Louder had dinner together in Murdo.
On Saturday Ron Lebeda and
Holly went to Pierre and joined
siblings Kathy Witte of Aurora
and Judy Rippe of Belle Fourche
at the home of Sharlene and
Butch Rada. Also there were
Sharlene and Butch’s daughters,
Dena of Pierre and Dawn and
family of Rapid City. The group
went out for a pizza dinner.
Visitors of Margaret Rankin at

her Pierre home this past week
were: Kris and Dick Bradley;
Karen Authier; Bob and Tyler
Rankin; Greg Rankin; Eleanor
Miller; Darline Fuoss; Sonja
Booth; and Kati Venard, Mallory
and Tenley.
Jason Seamans of Rapid City
spent the weekend with mom
Lill. They took in the firemen’s
feed on Saturday night.
There was a “hot time” at the
Curt and Janet Miller home on
Sunday as a big stack of hay combusted and burned. I understand
several raccoons lost their home!
The stack will continue to smolder for a while – too bad, lots of
work and up in flames.
Nelva and Janet Louder drove
out and saw the hay stack fire
and then stopped and visited
Casey and Monica Miller and
Schmidt, turns over another year
on Tuesday. I’ll see if I dare publish how he celebrates next week!
Happy birthday, Tony.
Pat Shinabarger of Rapid City
arrived at mom Lila Mae Christian’s on Sunday to spend a couple
of days. They took in the Christmas fair in Murdo on Veteran's
Doug Snider took Karen Miller
as his bride on 11-12-13 at the
Murdo UMC. Congratulations to
the newlyweds.
Birthday calendars are in –
stop at the Draper bank to pick
yours up.

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West Side News
Henry and Elaine Roghair of
Okaton are delighted to announce
the arrival of a new granddaughter. Little miss Samantha Rose
was born to Jonathan and Sarah
(Roghair) Van Beek of Jackson,
Minn., on October 20, 2013. She
weighed six pounds, 14 ounces
and is 20 inches long.
Henry and Elaine went to Jackson on October 22 to meet their
granddaughter. Elaine stayed
there until Henry came back to
get her on October 29. They
returned to Okaton on October 30.
Clarice Roghair recently spent
a week in Apache Junction, Ariz.,
visiting “Grandma” Gerry Chapman. While there she finished

clearing her stuff out of the little
trailer that was her parents’ last
home. The unit has been sold.
Clarice Roghair spent last
Wednesday night at the home of
Brice and Anne Roghair and family near Isabel. Lonnie and Becky
Roghair and family stopped over
to visit awhile, too. On Thursday
Mel Roghair arrived for a short
visit, then he and Clarice traveled
to Onida to watch the volleyball
game between the Sunshine Bible
Academy Crusaders and the Sully
Buttes Chargers.
Annalee Roghair is selling 4-H
fruit. Catch up with her for some
good fruit, but leave some of those
yummy chocolate covered nuts for

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Church and Community

Murdo Coyote • November 14, 2013 •


Annual Veteran’s Day soup supper

Audrey D. Carley________________
Audrey D. Carley, age 80 of
Clearwater Beach, Fla., and
Philip, S.D., died November 10,
2013, at her home in Clearwater
On Sunday, November 10,
2013, Audrey Carley joined her
parents, Joseph and Edith Barber, and 12 siblings in their final
resting place.
Born in Manchester, England,
on November 4, 1933, she immigrated to the United States in the
fall of 1953. Her first marriage
brought a daughter, Georganna,
and two sons, Chris and Roy
Iversen, into this world and her
second marriage another two
sons, Jerry and Milo Carley. Children, grandchildren and great
grandchildren were her life. With
the blending of the two families
there were a total of nine children, 20 grandchildren and 17
great grandchildren.

Audrey will be remembered for
her excellent work ethic and her
unforgettable assistance helping
her husband develop and operate
a successful steakhouse and
lounge in Philip in the mid-1960s
and 70s. Later, she assisted with
the operation of their grocery
store in Philip and finally a venture of her own with a series of
ladies fashion shops in Philip and
several surrounding communities.
Audrey retired in the mid1990s and started putting pressure on Jerry to retire and spend
winters in Florida. In 2000, her
dream came true and they started doing just that. Her final wish
was to return to Florida to spend
her final days in the place she
loved. That wish came true also.
She loved being by the sea.
A memorial service will be held
at a future date.

“Seizing the hope set before us”
Heb. 6:18
•Pastor Rick Hazen, United Methodist Church, Murdo and Draper•
[Jesus said,] “So in everything,
do to others what you would have
them do to you, for this sums up
the Law and the Prophets.”
(Matthew 7:12)
We know the above verse as
“The Golden Rule.” It applies to
all of us today, whether religious
or secular.
There’s a true story about a
public school that was visited one
day by a member of the state’s
accrediting agency. Three hundred students attended the high
school alone. On the day that the
member of the state accrediting
agency visited the school, an
emergency occurred. High school
students, teachers, and staff
were evacuated from the building
to the bleachers at the football
field. Now, it had rained the
night before, and there was a lot
of mud. One would expect a lot of
mud had accumulated on the bottoms of 300 pairs of shoes. After a
couple of hours, the students and
staff were allowed back into the
school building and the school
day resumed. The superintendent wasn’t sure what awaited
him once he walked through the
doors of the school building.
Would mud be tracked everywhere in the school, making
more headaches and more work
for the janitorial staff? What
would he see once he opened the
front door?
When the school superintendent and the state accrediting
agent returned to the school
building, much to their amazement, there sat 300 pairs of mudcovered shoes, inside the
entrance of the school. Students,
teachers, and staff were going
back and forth to class, activities,

and lunch in their stocking feet.
The superintendent explained
to the state accrediting agent
that “In our school, we emphasize, three things: First, respect
yourself. Second, respect other
people. Third, respect this building.” What a great policy!!! Students, teachers and staff had
been trained well. Everyone took
the training to heart, and when
the opportunity presented itself,
they applied what they had
Students were taught selfrespect — there was no bullying,
only encouragement and support.
They respected teachers and staff
because they knew it would probably be teachers or staff who
would be writing their recommendation letters for college or
trade-school. Finally, everyone
understood “respect this building,” because they knew that
once they graduated, future students would also be using the
school building.
Besides learning to respect
themselves, others, and the
school building, respect was reinforced at home, in the community, and in the churches.
Some might say that the Bible
doesn’t apply to our modern life
today. I beg to differ. When you’re
talking about “respect,” students,
teachers, and staff who were
taught to “respect themselves,
respect others, and respect this
building,” unknowingly had
applied the Golden Rule to their
every day lives, and found out
that — guess what? — It works!!!
[Jesus said,] “So always treat
others as you would like them to
treat you; that is the Law and the
Prophets.” (Matthew 7:12, New
Jerusalem Bible)

Gene Cressy helps people register.

Photos by Tami Jo Newbold-Flynn
Many show up to eat soup, sandThe American Legion Auxiliary hosted their annual Veteran’s Day soup supper Monday, November 11 at the sen- wiches and bars.
ior center.

City council meeting
by Tami Jo Newbold-Flynn
Melony Gyles became the
newest council member at the
November 4, Murdo City Council
meeting. Mayor Dave Geisler
administered the oath and Gyles
was sworn in.
The city’s attorney, Tom Harmon, was present for a public
hearing. Before the hearing some
discussion was had about what
circumstances had brought about
a public hearing. Harmon said,
“Most cities don’t hold this kind of
hearing because they have a code
enforcement officer.”
The public hearing with Charlie Buxcel started at 8:00 with
Buxcel being sworn to tell the
truth and Harmon advised on the
penalty of lying. Buxcel stated
that he sold the trailer house
under discussion. He produced a
bill of sale and the council took a
copy. The council went into executive session to discuss the matter
further and decide what legal
action may be needed. The council was called back to order shortly after 8:30.
Sheriff Weber was present to
talk to the council about law
enforcement issues and the need
for a code enforcement officer.
Weber and the council discussed
the logistics of adding a third per-

son. The council discussed who
from the council would be available to meet with the county commissioners to discuss the matter
further so that all parties
involved could try to get on the
same page to decide the best
course of action.
Ray Erikson gave the water
report. He said that he had
drained and winterized the pool.
He also had flushed the lines of
many other places around town.
A nonformal petition was submitted to the city with 23 signatures by Dan Convey to stop outdoor bands from playing within
city limits after 10:00 p.m. The
council members looked it over.
No action was taken.
For new business it was discussed that Grant Vander Vorst
has requested a walk through of
the auditorium with some of the
city council members.
A letter of intent had been submitted for a grant from the Transportation Alternative Program for
sidewalks that would connect the
schools to each other and connect
Fifth and Second Streets to the
schools. A walk through by the
state was done and some recommendations were made. A final
application will be submitted in

Local business receives awards
The Pioneer Auto Show has
recently been recognized for great
customer service by Governor
Dennis Daugaard, the Governor’s
Tourism Advisory Board and the
South Dakota Department of
The Department of Tourism
rewards individuals who are singled out by our visitors for going
beyond what is expected. The
Governor’s Certificate for Hospitality is a way to acknowledge

people in the visitor industry who
provide outstanding service to
our guests.
A total of nine Pioneer Auto
Show employees were awarded
the Governor’s Certificate for
Employees recognized are:
Terri Volmer, Steve Iwan, Deb
Venard, Claud Richardson, Robin
Malone, Pat Malone, Doug
Snider, Dave Geisler and David

October Students of the Month
Sponsored by Jones County PTO

Kalli Hespe-11th

Dana Trethaway-10th

Catholic Church of St. Martin
502 E. Second St., Murdo, S.D. • Father Gary Oreshoski
Saturday Mass: 6 p.m.

Jacob Birkeland-7th

Two minutes with the bible

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.

Inexpressible Joy
by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam

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!

Have you ever noticed that the Apostle Paul never speaks of his love for Christ? Rather he keeps talking about Christ’s wonderful love to him. Neither
does he exhort us to love Christ, but keeps telling us how Christ loved — and loves, us. This is consistent with the message specially committed to him:
“The Gospel of the Grace of God” (Acts 20:24).

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)

The Law said: “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God” (Matt.22:37). This is the very essence of the law. And we should love God, but the law cannot produce love, so God comes to us in grace and say: “I love you“. This is why Paul’s epistles are so filled with “the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus”

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.

The fact that God deals with us in grace does not mean that believers should not, or do not, love Him. The very opposite is true, for love begets love.
It is when men come to know the love of Christ that their hearts respond to him in love.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
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Murdo Coyote • November 14, 2013 •


Jones County Weather

Staff: Skylar Green, Kaylen Larsen,
Skyler Miller and Mikayla Waldron
Adviser: Margie Peters









Sports oriented, Skyler Miller considers physical therapy as a career
By Skylar Green
Hunting, football, fishing and
weightlifting are some of the
things senior Skyler enjoys. Ron
Skyler Miller, the son of Donny
Miller and Heather Hawkinson,
has participated in four years of
football, four years of basketball
and four years of track. Some of
his favorite things include: the
color blue, pizza, spaghetti, football, clothes from Buckle and
Christmas brings huge family
gatherings for Skyler and that’s
why he considers it his favorite
holiday. He enjoys the TV shows
How I Met Your Mother and

Wahlberg being his favorite actor
and Friday Night Lights counts
as his favorite movie. Gym Candy
by Carl Deuker ranks as his
favorite book and he likes science
and listening to Eminem and
Nickelback. If he could meet a
famous person, it would be Dan
Moreno because he grew up
watching him play football for his
favorite team, the Dolphins.
Skyler admires his grandfathers the most because they
taught him to “work hard for
what you want and never give
up.” Considering what is least
important among money, power

and fame, Skyler answered fame.
“Many people have happy lives
without being famous.” Accomplishing something is most
important to Skyler because he
wants to have a successful career
and a family. His biggest fear in
life is not accomplishing his goal
of a happy life.
He is angered when people
don’t show proper respect. One of
Skyler’s biggest regrets is not
taking his freshmen classes seriously. If he could be anything he
wanted, he’d be a professional
football player and given three
wishes, he’d ask for an unlimited
amount of money, a happy family

and a successful career.
Skyler values his family the
most and they have taught him
one of the biggest lessons he has
learned: “Work hard for the
things you want.”
“Make all the memories you
can with the people you want to
remember, because high school
flies by.” These are the words of
advice Skyler would give to
friends and teammates everyday
are two things Skyler is going to

Elementary Honor Choir makes
beautiful music at 16th annual event
By Mikayla Waldron
Breckin Steilen, Madelyn Host
and Lilli Moore attended the 16th
Annual Elementary Honor Choir
on November 2 in Sioux Falls.
About 170 students in grades
four, five and six are selected by
recorded auditions. Only teachers
who are SDMEA members may
audition their students for this
select choir.
The students received their
music in late August and spent
the next two months preparing
for this event. The pieces they
sang included: “J’entends le
Moulin.” “When I Am Silent,”
“Spinning Song from Kashmir,”
“Caledonian’s Air” and “Jai Bhavani.” Dr. Sean Burton was the
guest conductor who is Associate
Professor of Music, The Gilchrist
Foundation Director of Choral

Activities, and Division Chair of
Arts and Humanities at Briar
Cliff University in Sioux City,
Iowa, where he conducts the Cliff
Singers and Chamber Choir,
teaches courses in conducting and
music education and administers
six academic departments.
The accompanist, Gea Gjesdal,
received her Bachelor of Arts
degree in Music Education from
Augustana College in Sioux Falls
and her Masters of Music from
the University of Arizona where
she studied under renowned performer and instructor Ozan
The kids had a long, fun-filled
day starting with registration at
throughout the day, snacks with
new friends and performing their
concert at 3:30 p.m. with many

Breckin Steilen, Madelyn Host and Lilli Moore with teacher Rose Comp.

Western Great Plains All-Conference

All-Conference in the front row (left to right) are Skyler Miller and Chad Johnson. Back row (left to right): Clayton Evans and Connor Venard received an honorable mention from Western Great Plains.

Volleyball year ends with a
disappointing loss at districts
By Kaylen Larsen
The Jones County Lady Coyotes won their second game
against the Wall Eagles (25-21)
(25-21) (25-27) (25-21) Aces: Garline (3) Mikayla (1) Assists: Kalli
(10) Madison (5) Garline (1)
Rachel (1) Kills: Garline (8)
Rachel (5) Calli (3) Madison (3)
Kalli (1) Digs: Calli (9) Mikayla
(7) Rachel (7) Madison (5) Allison
(2) Kalli (1) Blocks: Rachel (4)
Calli (1)
The ladies also won against the
Rapid City Christian Comets for
the second time (25-10) (19-25)
(25-16) (25-15). Aces: Kalli (5)
Rachel (3) Calli (2) Garline (2)
Madison (2) Mikayla (1) Assists:
Kalli (11) Madison (9) Kills: Garline (8) Madison (3) Rachel (3)
Calli (3) Skylar (2) Kalli (1) Digs:
Madison (12) Calli (10) Garline
(9) Kalli (7) Mikayla (6) Rachel (5)
Skylar (3) Blocks: Rachel (1) Garline (1)
The team played and defeated
Dupree for the first time (26-24)
(25-18) (25-20). Aces: Calli (3)
Madison (2) Garline (1) Assists:
Kalli (4) Madison (4) Kills: Garline (7) Calli (6) Madison (2) Kalli
(2) Rachel (1) Digs: Allison (6)
Rachel (6) Madison (6) Calli (5)

Garline (4) Mikayla (3) Skylar (2)
Blocks: Garline (2)
The girls defeated New Underwood in three sets (25-10) (25-12)
(25-21). Aces: Madison (5) Garline
(3) Mikayla (1) Assists: Kalli (13)
Madison (9) Kills: Garline (6)
Madison (4) Kalli (3) Calli (3)
Digs: Garline (6) Madison (5)
Kalli (5) Mikayla (4) Rachel (4)
Skylar (2) Allison (1)
Victory once again was on our
side against the Kadoka Area
Kougars (25-8) (25-16) (25-14).
Aces: Mikayla (2) Calli (2) Kalli
(1) Madison (1) Assists: Madison
(10) Kalli (9) Kills: Calli (6) Garline (6) Madison (4) Rachel (3)
Skylar (2) Mikayla (1) Kalli (1)
Digs: Madison (8) Rachel (5) Skylar (4) Mikayla (4) Allison (4)
Calli (4) Garline (3) Tana (1)
Blocks: Garline (3) Rachel (2)
Calli (1)
Playing against the Bennett
County Warriors presented a
challenge to the ladies, although
they stayed close to the competitors (24-26) (17-25) (23-25). Aces:
Garline (3) Rachel (3) Kalli (2)
Assists: Madison (12) Kalli (8)
Kills: Garline (10) Calli (5) Rachel
(4) Madison (3) Kalli (2) Tana (1)
Mikayla (1) Digs: Rachel (10)

Madison (5) Calli (5) Kalli (5)
Mikayla (4) Garline (3) Tana (1)
Allison (1) Blocks: Rachel (2) Garline (2)
The girls were unfortunately
defeated by the Lyman Raiders
(13-25) (25-27) (20-25). Aces:
Kalli (1) Rachel (1) Garline (1)
Assists: Kalli (9) Madison (8)
Kills: Kalli (7) Garline (5) Madison (3) Calli (3) Rachel (1) Digs:
Rachel (10) Calli (10) Madison (8)
Kalli (7) Garline (5) Skylar (3)
Mikayla (3) Tana (1) Blocks: Calli
(1) Rachel (1) Garline (1)
The girls ended their in-season
games with another victory
against the Chamberlain Cubs
(25-16) (26-24) (25-17). Aces:
Kalli (2) Calli (2) Rachel (1) Garline (1) Assists: Kalli (11) Madison (9) Kills: Garline (6) Calli (5)
Kalli (3) Rachel (3) Skylar (2)
Madison (2) Mikayla (1) Digs:
Rachel (10) Calli (7) Mikayla (7)
Kalli (6) Garline (6) Madison (6)
Allison (4) Skylar (1) Blocks:
Garline (3) Rachel (1)
Unfortunately the girls were
defeated in the first round of districts against the White River
Tigers. It was very disappointing
for the whole team, and especially for the three seniors.

miss most about high school.
Looking back, he thinks his best
memories are all the bus rides to
and from games he has taken
with his teammates.
According to Skyler, the best
thing about being a senior is the
higher level of learning that
pushes you to be smarter. After
high school, Skyler plans to go to
college for physical therapy. He
imagines himself ten years from
now in a nice house in the city
with a family.

Guest broadens knowledge
By Kaylen Larsen
The after school program had a
special visitor on Wednesday,
October 23, when Zach Brunetti,
a 25 year old man from Colorado
stopped by. When he was 18
months old, a cancerous tumor
was found in his brain. He went
through chemotherapy and other
treatments, but eventually went
This man visited the after
school program kids to play the
guitar for them. He learned to
play the guitar about a year ago,
but since he is blind, he had to
learn a completely different way
than most people would.
Fourth grader Taeanna Larsen
said that it was really cool to find
out that he learned to play mostly by listening to the radio. He
was also instructed by his former
school teacher. He has learned to
play about 30 songs in only one
The kids got to talk to him
after he played. They asked him
questions like how he knows
which bills to use to pay for
things. They were impressed to

learn that he folds each bill a certain way. He will keep the $1 flat,
the $5 folded in half the long way,
the $10 folded in half the short
way, and the $20 folded once each
way. One kid asked if he drove.
Since the kids heard that Zach’s
senses are five times stronger
than seeing people, they asked if
he could hear better than a dog.
He replied that his senses would
never be as good as a dog’s.
His visit gave the students
some interesting views of life to
think about.

After school guest Zach Brunetti.

Musicians take part in event
By Skyler Miller
The annual All-State Chorus &
Orchestra was held November 2
in Sioux Falls, with JC representatives freshman Aliana Kell,
sophomore Tristan Grablander
and seniors Carole Benda and
Travis Grablander singing in the
chorus. Director Rose Comp did
the driving and supervising.
The All-Staters started their
weekend when they left from
school and on arrival found that
they were not going to get spot
checked , which is a check of random groups in All-State for their
quality of singing. They then
spent all day Friday and Saturday singing and perfecting their
Dr. Joe Miller, conductor of the
Westminster Choir and the Westminster Symphonic Choir, conducted the chorus. Travis Grablander said, “The conductor this
year made it really fun and interesting.” Kell said, “He was very
openhearted, nice and funny.”
Peze Kafe, Lacrimosa, and

Ali Kell, Carole Benda and Travis and Tristan Grablander stop long
enough for a picture before the All-State Chorus sings.

Lullaby were the favorite selections for the choir, but they also
sang Humming Chorus, Sanctum, O Magnum Mysterium and
Ride in the Chariot. Director

Comp thought all the music
sounded wonderful. “I love listening to all the students sing
together and make such beautiful
music,” Comp said.

Academic Olympics challenges students
By Skylar Green
On October 30 several students
traveled to Ft. Pierre to participate in the 2013 Academic
Olympics. Grades and interest
determined who went for what
class. The students tested all
morning long and then ate at
Pizza Ranch for lunch. While
some students were testing, others were playing basketball or
volleyball in the community

youth center. After lunch all
schools met back at the middle
school gym and got ready for the
quiz bowl. Jones County ended up
taking 2nd place in the quiz bowl
losing to Philip.
Awards follow: Troi Valburg-first in Algebra I and fifth in
Hullinger--second in Geometry
and second in English I; Cody
Hight--first in Algebra II and sec-

ond in Chemistry; Kalli Hespe-second in Algebra II; Kaylen
Larsen--fifth in Pre-Calc and
fourth in English IV; Travis Grablander--third in Chemistry; Greydon Shangreaux--fifth in Physics;
John King--third in US History;
Chandler Tollakson--fifth in English; Skyler Miller--fourth in
Sports History. Jones County
ended up fourth place overall out
of eight schools.

Back, left to right: Troi Valburg, Alexis Hullinger, Kalli Hespe, John King, Chandler Tollakson, Cody Hight. Front,
left to right: Kaylen Larsen, Skyler Miller, Greydon Shangreaux, Travis Grablander.


Murdo Coyote • November 14, 2013 •


Extension News

• David Klingberg •

• Bob Fanning (605) 842-1267 •
2013 Grain Drying
and Storage FAQs
Due to the large amount of full
season crop planted across much
of South Dakota, and the high
yield expectations, this column
dealt with the anticipated drying
and storage issues back in midSeptember. Snow and rain has
delayed harvest longer than
expected, and farmers continue to
deal with high moisture crops
and the questions that go along
with drying and storing them.
Rather than reinvent the wheel,
I have summarized some information recently shared by Ken
Hellevang, Professor and Extension Engineer at North Dakota
State University.
At what moisture content can I
store corn (or other crops)? With
aeration so the corn can be kept
cool, it can be stored through the
winter at moisture contents up to
23 percent. Without aeration, it is
risky to store it for more than a
few days. Wet grain, through respiration and microbial activity,
produces heat, so the corn may
not stay cool even if storaged at
cold temperatures. The corn temperature should monitored and be
prepared to move it if temperatures increase. The allowable
storage time for corn at 20 percent moisture is about 90 days at
40 degrees, but is only 14 days at
70 degrees. Allowable storage

times for corn can be obtained for
various grain moisture levels and
temperatures from the factsheet,
ExEx1014, “Grain Drying Guidelines for a Wet Fall Harvest”:
Allowable storage times for
other crops can be estimated from
this factsheet by comparing the
recommended moisture contents
of the crop in question to that of
Aeration needs to be provided to
cool corn that is piled on the
ground. Wind driven air will go
over the pile rather than through
the grain. A one inch rain will
increase the moisture content of
the top foot of corn by about 9 percentage points. This will likely
lead to spoiled grain unless it is
very cold outside and the corn is
rapidly dried.
Will corn dry in the field? The
rate of drying in the field will be
extremely slow – likely only about
one percentage point per week
during November in North Dakota.
Can corn be air dried in November? Natural air drying is inefficient at temperatures below
about 40 degrees. It takes about
70 days to dry corn from 21 percent to 16 percent during November with an airflow rate of 1.0
cubic feet per minute per bushel

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(cfm/bu). Adding enough heat to
warm the air 10 degrees only
reduces the drying time to about
50 days and will approximately
double drying cost. It is best to
cool the corn to 20 to 30 degrees,
store it over winter and dry it in
the spring.
Will a moisture meter accurately measure the moisture content
of corn that is at 30 degrees?
Moisture meters will generally
not give accurate readings for
kernel temperatures below about
40 degrees. To get an accurate
reading, place the grain sample
in a sealed container and allow it
to warm to room temperature
before taking the measurement.
It is important to make a temperature adjustment to the meter
reading based on the grain temperature unless the meter automatically measures the temperature and makes the adjustment.
The adjustment may be several
percentage points for grain that is
not near room temperature (75
For more information on grain
drying and storage from Ken
Hellevang, at NDSU, visit:
December 3-4, 2013: Ag Horizons
Conference, Ramkota Inn, Pierre,

NOVEMBER 15, 2013
Producers of perennial forage
crops for harvest and fall seeded
grains (for example: Rye, Winter
Wheat, grass, alfalfa, mixed forage for hay and/or pasture) need
to certify these acres for 2014
crop year by NOVEMBER 15,
2013. This is an effort to streamline program administration
between FSA, Crop Insurance,
RMA and other USDA agencies.
This change went into effect for
the 2013 crop year. Producers
need to certify these acres by
November 15, 2013. If you
acquire additional forage acres
after the reporting date, you have
30 days from the date of your new
lease or purchase to timely report
the acreage. If you have any of
these crops please contact the
office immediately to certify these
acres. Producers who do not
report by the November 15 deadline will be subject to a late filed
reporting fee.
Producers must annually provide the quantity of all harvested
production of the crop in which
the producer held an interest during the crop year. We will send
out the “NAP Yields” form which


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lists your acres and a spot for you
to record your production. The
deadline for reporting this production is November 15, 2013.
Production reporting is required
for all 2013 crops on farms with
NAP coverage.
If you create corporations, limited liability companies, limited
liability partnerships and trusts
as a part of your estate plan it
can affect your FSA program payment eligibility for farm program
payments. Changing an operation that is owned/operated by an
individual to an operation that is
owned/operated by an entity
requires determinations be made
and contracts/applications be
executed in the name of the entity.
Which changes must be
reported to FSA? Producers
requesting FSA benefits must
report any changes to their farming operation that would affect
any determinations of eligibility
for participation in a FSA farm
program. Situations such as owning and operating land as an
individual and changing to an
entity (i.e. corporation, LLC, LLP
or trust) must be reported to
ensure records are up-to-date
and that contracts and applica-

tions can be executed in the
name of the producer(s) entitled
to earn the program benefit.
Failure to accurately represent a
farming operation affects eligibility and benefits. Benefits erroneously paid to an incorrect person or entity as a result of an
requires a refund of the payment
or benefit received.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agriculture (USDA)
has designated multiple western
counties in South Dakota as primary natural disaster areas due
to damages and losses caused by
the recent Atlas Blizzard.
November 15: 2013 NAP production reporting deadline
November 15: CRP managed
haying bale removal deadline
November 15: 2014 acreage
reporting deadline on perennial
grasses and winter wheat
November 28: Office closed for
December 2: COC election ends
Feel free to call the office if you
ever have questions on any of our
programs 605-669-2404 Ext. 2.

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Lookin’ Around
• Syd Iwan •
Have you ever done something
the hard way for a long time and
then found an easier way to do it?
If you have, you were probably
glad you found a better way of
doing something but also slightly
aggravated that you didn’t think
of it a quite a while earlier. Such
was the case with me this week
concerning avocados. I love those
green things and have been peeling them the hard way practically forever. By the time I get them
peeled, I have a mess on the
counter, on my hands, and frequently on the kitchen towel. I
think I’ve washed my hands completely only to find green stains
on the towel. Messy, messy,
This week, I suddenly had a
burst of inspiration and thought,
“Why not use a spoon to make
this easier?” As a result, I sliced
around the avocado from top to
bottom, split it open, and popped
the pit out with the spoon. Then I
ran the spoon around the sides
between the peel and the meat
and popped the meat up and out.
It worked a treat. “My, that was
easy!” I told myself. “It’s about
time I thought of it.” Incidentally,
if there is a little good stuff left in
the shell, you can easily scrape
that out with the spoon as well.
Not everyone likes avocados I

have found, but I really do. I first
encountered them when I was in
California in the Navy. They
grow in that state, are easy to
find, and can be had fairly cheaply. My college roommate, Lanny,
was also in the Navy there at the
same time, and we got into the
habit of snacking on avocados in
the late afternoon after we got off
duty. For some reason, we always
ate them with salt and a glass of
Start. Start was an orange drink
you made by adding water to the
dry orange powder that came in a
can. The combination was much
to our liking, and we partook of it
quite a bit. As far as I recall, we
always peeled the green fruit the
hard way but enjoyed it all the
Luckily, Lanny never left California and has an avocado tree in
his backyard. During the season,
he sends me a box of them every
so often which I naturally put to
good use. We can no longer find
Start to go with them, but you
can still buy Tang which is fairly
similar although maybe not quite
as tart. I recall that when we
used to drink Start, Tang was
touted as being used by John
Glenn during a space flight.
That didn’t seem to persuade us
to switch to Tang from Start, but
it was an interesting sideline to

think we were drinking an ultramodern “space” drink.
Speaking of easier ways to do
things, most of us are looking for
those all the time. One of the
greatest time savers for writers
is word processing with computers. I couldn’t even talk myself
into doing much writing until
word processing made the affair
ever so much easier. Term papers
in college were an example of
how tedious writing could be. If
you wanted to make any major
corrections, you had to type the
whole thing over from start to
finish. I spent many late nights
doing that very thing. Now, you
can just make the correction of a
word or phrase or whatever on
the computer screen and print it
out again in seconds on your
laser printer. It’s great. I will
probably polish this very article
by making little changes here
and there and printing again.
This may happen several times
before I’m happy with the result.
I definitely do not want to go
back to typewriters, either manual or electric. I like the easy life.
This subject also brings to mind
a young fellow who used to work
with us on the ranch and had an
eye for easy ways of doing things.
He also liked to give us grief so
he would patiently wait for us to
finish a job the hard way before
telling us how we could have
done it more easily. We should
have pounded him for that and
did try once or twice, but he could
run faster than we could and
escaped our clutches. He kept a
low profile then until we’d cooled
off enough that he thought it safe
to rejoin us.
As you can imagine, I am quite
delighted to have found an easier
way of dealing with avocados. I
have one ripened now and ready
to go so that may well be a tasty
snack for me when I finish here.
I, alas, have no Start to drink
with it, but a bit of orange juice
might do the trick. You know, I’ve
never liked peeling oranges
either. I wonder if my new spoon
idea would work with those too.
It might. Maybe while I have
spoon in hand working on the
avocado, I’ll grab an orange and
try the same or a similar process
with it. It’s worth a try. Might as
well give it a shot. There’s nothing wrong with finding easier
ways of doing things. I’m all for

Murdo Coyote • November 14, 2013 •


The Clinical View
• Dr. P.E. Hoffsten •

The controversy
over calcium
supplements and
heart disease
The 66-year-old lady had
recently retired from her “desk
job.” She came to the clinic for her
“Welcome to Medicare” introductory visit and was concerned
about osteoporosis and the risk
factors for a hip fracture. Her
mother had incurred a hip fracture at age 72 and passed away
within a year. The patient’s specific question had to do with her
own calcium intake. Her previous
physician had recommended that
she take three grams of calcium
carbonate a day in order to
ensure that she got the recommended 1,200 mg of calcium
intake per day, but she recently
read that this practice might be
associated with heart attacks.
She wondered whether taking
that much calcium carbonate was
a healthy habit. She had not
started it yet.
I started by agreeing with her
that this was a controversial
problem at this time. The information that is hard fact begins in
the 1980s and before when
dietary surveys of the general
population in the United States
indicated that an intake of 1,000
mg of calcium per day was
required in order to achieve calcium balance. Those same dietary
surveys noted the average intake
of calcium by the over age 40
females in the United States was
only 570 mg of calcium per day.
Thus, the average female in the
United States was calcium deficient. Logically, thus began the
calcium supplementation craze
encouraging women to take 3,000
mg of calcium carbonate per day.
This would be the equivalent of
six 500 mg Tums. By the year
2000, it was already apparent
that simply supplementing calcium intake to any degree had no
measurable impact on the incidence of hip fracture or the maintenance of normal bone mineral
density. Thus, calcium supplementation alone is not a current
The next question addressed
was, “If calcium supplements
alone don’t work to prevent osteoporosis, what other factors are
involved?” A massive study called
addressed the question of
whether estrogen replacement
therapy played a part. It was
indeed found that estrogen sup-

plementation helped maintain
bone mineral density and
decreased hip fractures, but it
also had its own complications
including blood clots forming in
the person’s legs, an acceleration
of atherosclerotic disease, and a
frightening although very small
impact on the incidence of breast
cancer. Estrogen replacement
therapy soon fell out of favor.
The next factor considered was
vitamin D supplementation. In
the last 15 years, the ability to
measure vitamin D3 levels in the
blood has become widely available. It has been found that a
large number of individuals in
our society are vitamin D deficient. They don’t drink milk and
they don’t get an adequate
amount of sunshine from their
indoor desk jobs. So vitamin D
supplementation became the new
major factor to prevent osteoporosis. The results have been underwhelming. Vitamin D3 supplementation with calcium supplementation as the only preventive
steps for osteoporosis seems to
have only a small impact on the
incidence of hip fractures.
So next came the factual information that osteoporosis seemed
to be more caused by the body’s
dissolving its own bone faster
than new bone could be laid
down. Everyday in everyone a little bit of bone is eaten up and
then laid down again as new
stronger bone. This is called
menopause this very necessary
and beneficial remodeling process
falls behind in the rate of new
bone lay down. The next strategy
to be tested was the concept of
preventing the rapid bone dissolution
menopause and thus was born
the family of “bisphosphonates.”
These were called Fosamax
and/or Actonel or several other
names. They were products that
interfered with the rate of bone
being eaten up. This family of
medications has clear and definite effect in preventing osteoporosis and hip fractures. But if
these drugs are to be used, they
do require an adequate calcium
intake and an adequate vitamin
D level.
But now begins the controversy. Dietary intake of calcium is 70
percent related to dairy products.
It is an observation that about
one third of Caucasian women in
the United States develop a deficiency of the enzyme that helps
digest milk sugar. This one third
of the population develops diarrhea, bloating, and excessive gas

when they drink milk. But there
is a two thirds fraction of the population that consumes adequate
dairy products, including milk,
independent of pharmacological
interventions. The next question
to ask are there natural habits
that will protect against osteoporosis? The answer is indeed
there are such personal habits
1. Adequate “natural” calcium
intake from food.
2. Adequate vitamin D intake,
most of which comes from dairy
products and sunshine.
3. Weight-bearing exercise.
The current national prescription
for weight-bearing exercise is
walking three miles a day.
The question of whether calcium supplements in the proper
dose are beneficial remains controversial, but after reviewing the
diet of the lady described above, it
turned out she was taking in
around 600 mg of calcium a day,
substantially below that needed
for normal calcium balance. Her
question was whether or not she
should supplement her calcium
intake with Tums and if so, how
many. Note that two Tums per
day will contain 400 mg of calcium, which will put her very near
the 1,000 mg per day necessary
for calcium balance. She doesn’t
need six Tums a day. Current
speculations have generated substantial controversy regarding
the wisdom of excessive calcium
supplementation. Some studies
suggest that excessive calcium
supplements accelerate heart disease and other studies show no
effect on the incidence or severity
of coronary artery disease. Thus,
this controversy is not settled.
The Institute of Medicine is an
independent not for profit group
that analyzes controversy such as
this and makes suggestions for
best medical care. Their current
recommendations are for the person to have 1,000 mg of calcium
intake per day for those age 50
and under. For women over age
50 and men over age 70, the recommendation is for 1,200 mg a
day of calcium intake. The Institute of Medicine notes that this is
best achieved through food intake
independent of a supplement. If
food intake is not adequate to
reach the recommended calcium
intake per day, then supplementation with 500 mg of calcium
from products such as calcium
carbonate is recommended. The
vitamin D controversy is not settled. The adult minimum daily
requirement is at least 400 units
of vitamin D per day, but many
physicians recommend 2,000
units of vitamin D per day. Taking this as a single tablet does not
seem to have negative side
effects. Taking the calcium supplements as calcium carbonate is
best done taking it at mealtime to
facilitate absorption of calcium in
the supplement. Lastly, keep in
mind that calcium supplements
and vitamin D supplements alone
are not enough to protect a person’s bones. Weight-bearing exercise and the use of an agent that
prevents bone dissolution complete the steps needed to prevent

Rural Community
Lyman County historic tour of 2013
By Lonis Wendt
Sunday, October 13, 10 curious
and interested area citizens
joined local historian, Lonis
Wendt and wife Lois, on an exciting adventure, trekking through
the eastern third of Lyman County, dodging mudholes and grain
trucks on backroads of dirt, gravel, asphalt, and the safety of our
interstate highway. The group
had seized the opportunity to discover long-forgotten, abandoned
and farmed-over historical locations that once held earliest pioneers dreams and plans of finding
a permanent home out on the
immense Lyman County prairie.
The oldest location visited was
the original, 1876 Lower Brule
Indian Agency south of American
Crow Creek, where several vistas
of the past can be seen. Our host
and guide was Don Rorhbauck of
Oacoma. Rorhbauck escorted and
expressed his contemplations concerning the old agency cemetery,
the main grounds, which still
encompass many surface depressions where buildings once stood,
an old cistern, locations of the corral, the ruts of the old freight road

up the ravine, and the availability of the Missouri river water supply for the Agency. A layout map
shows the livery, carpenter, blacksmith, drum major and cobbler
shops at the very edge of the river
bank. A S.D. Historical Society
photo shows a line of houses, one
of which was the agent’s quarters
which, was later moved into Oacoma and became the home of Gov.
M.Q. Sharpe. South Dakota History Collections reveal 1878-1879
agent reports listing: how many
acres were broken, how many
homes were built and, how many
Native male-female adults, children, and mixed breed souls lived
there, and also, how many went to
school, to church and, how many
wore civilian clothing.
Another stop was the site
where the first Lyman settlement
was situated. Lyman #1, established in March of 1890, was a
small village, located on the route
of the Black Hills Freighter Company, on the west bank of the Missouri, about one and a half miles
north of today’s Cedar Shores
resort. By late summer in 1890,
there was a lumberyard, printing
press office, E.A. Barlow’s general
store, hotel, livery and several
houses. A landmark known as
Barlow’s Hill is located nearby.
Early merchants of the town were
confident the railroad would
swing north from Chamberlain.
After conceding that the railroad
would choose the much easier
roadbed, probably up American
Crow Creek,
overnight, citizens moved lock,
stock and barrel to Gladstone,
today known as Oacoma, to take
advantage of the railroads
resources……… Among those
moving was Art Schmidt, who
hurriedly moved his hotel and livery to Gladstone/Oacoma …….
alas, it was another 12 years
before the railroad actually
crossed the Missouri.
Lyman #2 was established in
1902 about five miles southeast of
Kennebec on property of the
Charles Hamer family. No reason

was given for retaining “Lyman”
as the name for the new settlement. Most likely, the individuals
instrumental in formulating
Lyman #2 were anticipating that
the railroad would make its way
on a path adjacent to the town.
Which would cause it to grow
quickly and lots could be sold at a
generous profit. Lyman #2 had a
post office/store operated by L.L.
Armstrong who served as its only
postmaster over the years from
1902 to 1908. Another general
store was operated by Able Johnson. After being bypassed by the
railroad, the town was abandoned
and the Lyman name would not
surface until the year of 1920.
William Hagler was instrumental
in re-establishing Lyman #3,
along Highway 16, where it
remains today. After erecting a
post office/store in 1920, Hagler
served as the Lyman #3 postmaster one year, at that juncture, his
wife was appointed postmaster,
serving until 1933. The Lyman #3
post office was discontinued in
February of 1964.
Dirkstown, another site visited
during the tour, was established

on May 7, 1894, discontinued
November 15, 1905 and mail sent
to Oacoma. In recent years the
site was owned and farmed by
Irvin Hieb and is about five miles
southwest of Reliance. In anticipation of the railroad coming
through Dirkstown, several buildings were erected and wells dug
on the treeless prairie. To compensate, large plots of trees were
planted by the Dirks and others.
The original town was started by
four Dirks brothers who homesteaded along the correction line
towards Red Clay Butte in Section four of Bailey Township.
They established Dirks Brothers
General Merchandise Store and
Post Office with Peter Dirks serving as postmaster. The Dirks family also farmed and ranched nearby (30 head of cattle, 500 head of
sheep). They lost several sheep in
the blizzard of ’94, and never
again kept sheep. Other buildings
in Dirkstown were a hotel, a
creamery, a newspaper/printshop,
(The Lyman Record, operated by
Mert Eastley, became the

Reliance Record), a Catholic
church built in 1904, a school
which, in 1900, had nine pupils
for a 59-day term. The Charles
Chase home was a roadhouse
with stockyards and a dipping vat
west of town near Red Butte. The
Dunning family had a roadhouse
east of town and kept a feed barn
for the many travelers. A railroad
dam was located four miles west
near the Red Clay Buttes. After
the railroad had bypassed Dirkstown, all of the buildings were
moved to Herron, (changed to
Reliance because of confusion
with Huron) within two years.
Originally, C.C. Herron owned the
land where Reliance was designated. However, Herron built a
fence around the plotted town,
saying the railroad and the government had not compensated
him according to the agreement
signed. For several days, folks
“held their horses” outside the
fence until the matter was settled. The lady who owned the
hotel bought a lot, hired movers
and prepared a foundation, but
Herron would not let her enter.
After Herron settled with the railroad and allowed lot owners to
enter, she immediately placed the
hotel on a prime Main Street lot.
She then returned to her claim.
Several days later, she returned
to Reliance, to discover that the
hotel had been moved to another
lot off Main Street. Needless to
say, the fur flew before the deal
was finally ironed out to her satisfaction. In another moving story,
32 horses were required to skid
St. Mary’s Catholic church to
town in 1907.
Hotch City was a tiny hamlet
along the Medicine Creek on the
northeast corner of where Kennebec now stands. An early homesteader, T. V. Hotchkiss, founded
the town in 1891. Most of the
towns buildings sat on the east
bank, while the school and a couple outbuildings were on the west
bank. The school eventually
became the first school house for
the Kennebec School District.
After the Kennebec lot sale in
1905, all the useable buildings in
Hotch City were skidded into the
new town site.
Our last stop was Earling,

located four miles west of Kennebec along Medicine Creek, and
several miles from the wellknown “Earling Hills” south of
Presho. The history of Earling,
referencing its founders, prominent contributors and its having
had the first church for white settlers in Lyman County was read
by Norma Johnson, with Bev
Olson Johnson adding interesting
insight. A quiet walk through the
cemetery enriched everyone’s
memories of Earling’s pioneers
and its humble beginnings.
Prior to the tour, Kim Halverson and Lonis Wendt had examined 1888-90 survey maps displaying a second town of Earling,
having 27 city blocks plotted, plus
five trails leading into the settlement. This site’s location is near
the Cody Palmer ranch. This location is almost directly west of
Dirkstown and Lyman #2, creating a possible development of
Earling #2 becoming a railroad
locality. Milwaukee Railroad
records show that A.J. Earling
was vice president and general
manager of operations, and had
visited South Dakota. Could it

Murdo Coyote • November 14, 2013 •


Governor's pheasant
habitat summit
Registration is still open but
spaces are filling fast for the Governor’s Pheasant Habitat Summit
scheduled for December 6 at the
Crossroads Convention Center in
Huron. The first session begins
promptly at 9 a.m. and the final
discussion will close by 4 p.m.
“The initial response has been
excellent,” Jeff Vonk, Secretary of
the Game, Fish and Parks
Department, said. “We encourage
interested individuals – particularly landowners and sportsmen
– to join us for this important discussion.”
GFP conducted their annual
roadside pheasant brood route
survey this past summer and
found the statewide average was
64 percent lower than the previous year’s survey. These reports
of lower pheasant numbers have
stirred concerns from hunters,
businesses, conservationists and
agriculture interests.
Gov. Dennis Daugaard is hosting the summit to help identify
causes for the decline and discuss

potential solutions.
The morning will feature a
suite of speakers, including Dr.
Barry Dunn of the South Dakota
State University College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences;
Bruce Knight of Strategic Conservation Solutions, LLC; Dave
Nomsen, vice-president of governmental affairs for Pheasants Forever; Tony Leif, director of the
GFP Division of Wildlife; and Jim
Hagen, secretary of the South
Dakota Department of Tourism.
Participants will be broken
into groups during part of the
afternoon to provide input, which
will be shared with all participants.
Pre-registration is required,
and interested parties will find
information and online registraoffered
tion Registration ends November 29.
Information and registration
are also available by calling the
Game, Fish and Parks Department at 605-773-3387.

County commissioners
by Tami Jo Newbold-Flynn
The Jones County Commissioners met November 5. They
spoke about insurance possibilities and it was brought up that
the amount of deductible should
be looked at to raise the
deductible from 1,000 to 5,000
Next they discussed supplements and looked at their papers.
Monte Anker made a motion to
approve, which was seconded by
Helen Louder to approve. Anker
left for a funeral.
Murdo City Council members
David Geisler, Wayne Esmay, and
Jay Drayer and City Finance
Officer Krysti Barnes joined John
Brunskill, Steve Iwan, Helen
Louder, Monte Anker and Bruce
Royer. The purpose of the city

council members joining the
meeting was to discuss the law
enforcement situation in Jones
County. The city council members
have been trying to find a solution to the lack of police presence
in city limits. The commissioners
were asked their thoughts on the
matter. It was discussed that
Jones County is unique in the fact
that both Interstate 90 and Highway 83 run through the county
and that keeps our officers busy.
Most felt we needed a highway
patrol officer, but nobody in
city/county has any control over
They also took their time
together to discuss a water line
issue and a road issue where, in
both cases, they needed to figure
out who’s purview it falls under.

have been that Earling #2 was
proposed and would possibly be
named in honor of, or an enticement of, a railroad executive with
intentions of landing a cherished
railroad station?
Overall comments concerning
the tour were positive as to; how
interesting, previously unknown
to us, can we do it again? can we
do another tour? Although we had
hoped for a larger turnout, we
understand that we are in a recession, a late, difficult harvest, and
the “history is boring syndrome!” •

From the U.S. House
• Representative Kristi Noem •

It is the soldier who
earned our liberty
From America’s founding, it
was the Declaration of Independence that proclaimed our freedom, but the soldier who won it.
It is the Constitution that outlines our rights, but the soldier
who secures them. Congress has
the sole responsibility for declaring war, but we must never forget
that it’s the soldier who is put in
harm’s way by these decisions.
The greatness of this country
rests in those who have fought to
preserve everything that we hold
dear. Many of those that have
engaged in this fight call South
Dakota their home. To those individuals, I want to say thank you
from the bottom of my heart.
Thank you for putting your country first.
While the debt we owe to these
women and men can never be
repaid, we all have a responsibility to make sure these heroes get
the respect and appreciation they
have earned.
This week, we celebrate Veterans Day – a day set aside to honor
America’s veterans for their
patriotism, their love of country,
and their willingness to serve and
sacrifice on our behalf.

In honor of this day, we must
ask ourselves: What is it that we
can do for those who gave up so
much for us? What can we do for
them, not just on Veterans Day,
but on every day of the year?
First, we must never forget the
courage that has been shown over
and over again by veterans
throughout our country’s history.
In World War II, brave soldiers
went head to head with one of the
greatest evils our world has ever
known. They defended our homeland, our way of life, and the
promise of freedom for millions
around the globe. In the Cold
War, soldiers entered Korea and
Vietnam in defense of democracy.
In Iraq and Afghanistan, Americans are again called to defend
our homeland and defeat terrorism so our children and grandchildren can grow up in a safer
We must also honor our veterans with our actions as well as
our words. Across South Dakota,
groups like the VFW and American Legion work hard to serve our
veterans. I challenge every reader
to support the organizations that
support our veterans.
Finally, we must all support
not just the warrior, but the warrior’s cause. Wherever our military’s fight is taking place –

whether it’s in Afghanistan or
back here in South Dakota as veterans try to re-adjust to civilian
life – we must make sure we do
all we can so that our troops and
our veterans succeed.
For Congress’ part, my colleagues in the House and I have
passed a number of bills over the
past year that would improve
benefits to those who have served
in our military. I’m proud that
even as the purse strings tighten,
the House is focused on finding a
way to give a cost of living adjustment to veterans in 2014.
I am also working to shrink the
Veterans Administration backlog.
It is unacceptable for our veterans to be waiting for months and
sometimes years for their healthcare benefit claims to be
processed. I will continue to
demand that the promises we’ve
made are promises we keep.
I am proud of South Dakota’s
great tradition of military service.
Ten Medal of Honor recipients
and some of the greatest pilots in
history hail from our state.
Please join me this week and
every week in remembering our
veterans, their families, and the
reason for which we are fighting
today. Remember that while we
live in liberty, it is the soldier who
earned it on our behalf.

From the U.S. Senate
• Senator John Thune •

Creating loving families
through adoption
Nothing is more central to the
fabric of American society than
the family. It is the glue that
binds our communities and raises
healthy children into successful
adults. While each family looks a
little different, the bonds of love,
support, trust, and kindness are
easy to spot in families throughout South Dakota. Some of these
families aren’t biological, but
were created by ordinary people
welcoming children into their
hearts and homes through the
process of foster care or adoption.
November is National Adoption Month, and November 23
will mark National Adoption Day.
During this month, we recognize
those who have welcomed adopted children into their homes,

while also remembering the more
than half a million children in
foster care in the country. Sadly,
more than 200,000 young adults
have “aged out” of the foster care
system over the past decade without ever experiencing a permanent, loving family.
Again this year, I am a cosponsor of a resolution in the Senate
to recognize November 23 as
National Adoption Day, and
November as National Adoption
Month. National Adoption Day is
a collective national effort to raise
awareness for over 400,000 children in foster care, 115,000 of
which are waiting to be adopted.
In August, I nominated Ryan
and Rhonda Kelly and their family of Rapid City for the 2013
Angels in Adoption Award. This
award is presented annually by
the Congressional Coalition on

Adoption, of which I am a member. Ryan and Rhonda’s commitment to meet the unique physical
and emotional needs of their four
biological children and six adopted daughters from China is truly
remarkable. Their desire to provide a loving, stable home to their
adopted daughters inspires others to open their homes to children in need of a nurturing environment.
Every child deserves a place to
call home and a loving family to
support them. Through adoption,
children get loving and supportive families and families are
blessed with new lives to nurture.
I invite all South Dakotans to join
me in recognizing the thousands
of families across our state who’ve
made a difference in the life of an
adopted child, and to consider
opening your own home to a child
in need.

Murdo Coyote • November 14, 2013 •

From the S.D. Governor
• Governor Dennis Daugaard •
Remember our
In America, fall means football.
Once the leaves start to turn,
many of us make game time a priority, and we gather with friends
and family to cheer on our
favorite teams. Some participate
in fantasy football leagues, and
more avid fans don jerseys and
face paint week after week.
This time of year also brings
Veteran’s Day. And while there’s
nothing wrong with enjoying a
few games on the weekends, we
need to remember that without
our veterans we probably wouldn’t be watching football at all.
There are many places in the
world today where lawlessness
prevails and people live in fear.
There, the average person doesn’t
enjoy the luxury of football or any
other sport. They’re too busy protecting themselves and their families. They must worry about
being persecuted for saying something controversial or practicing
an unapproved religion. They’ve

seen children be used as pawns of
Thanks to the Americans who
have worn our nation’s uniform,
the United States is not one of
those places. We have freedom of
speech and freedom of assembly.
We have the freedom to worship
the religion of our choice. As
American men and women, we
can choose our own leaders. Our
sons and daughters can play soccer and baseball, participate in 4H, or take ballet and piano lessons – they are free to be kids.
Former South Dakota Gov. Joe
Foss appreciated football. As the
first commissioner of the American Football League, he pioneered the concept of the Super
Bowl. Foss was also one of our
state’s most prominent war
heroes. Gov. Foss received a
Medal of Honor for serving in the
Marine Corps during World War
II as a leading fighter pilot.
Gov. Foss always kept things in
perspective when he was working
in football. He wrote in his autobiography, “When I was the age of

these football players, we were
playing games of life and death.
People were getting killed.” When
disputes would arise in the
League, Foss would remind those
in disagreement “what a piddling
thing a game was when compared
to life and death.”
This Veterans Day weekend I
hope you’ll have the chance to
enjoy some football with your
family and friends. But most of
all, whether you’re a football fan
or not, I hope you’ll take some
time to reflect on the sacrifices
our veterans have made for us
and thank the people you know
who have served.
Adrian Peterson, Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers are wellknown to many. Some idolize
these sports stars, and consider
them heroes. While they have certainly achieved great things
through their talent and hard
work, those who risk their lives to
keep us free are the real heroes.
And those real heroes deserve our
gratitude and respect on Veterans

Test scores remain steady
South Dakota’s fourth grade
and eighth grade scores for math
and reading on the National
Progress have remained steady
since the test was first administered in the state in 2002.
The NAEP is based on a scale of
zero to 500. It is administered
nationwide every other year to
students in grades four and eight
in all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia and Department of Defense schools. The test
was most recently administered
January through March 2013.
South Dakota’s eighth grade
math and reading scores on the
recently released 2013 National
Assessment of Educational Progress remain above the national
The state’s average math score

at eighth grade was 287, compared to a national average of
284. Over the past 10 years, the
score has varied from 285 to 291.
The state’s average reading score
at eighth grade was 268, compared to a national average of
266. That score has varied from
268 to 270 in the past 10 years.
A recently released study comparing performance on the 2011
NAEP to performance on the 2011
Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study found
similar results for South Dakota’s
eighth grade students. That
study indicated that South Dakota’s eighth grade NAEP scores in
math, when aligned to the
TIMSS, would rank higher than
38 education systems across the
world, comparable to two systems, and lower than seven.

In the fourth grade, South
Dakota’s average NAEP score for
math is 241, which is also the
national average. That score has
varied between 237 and 242 in
the past decade. The fourth grade
reading score is 218, which is
three points lower than the
national average of 221. In the
past ten years, that score has varied between 218 and 223.
“Although we have much to be
proud of, I am concerned that we
are just below the average in
fourth grade reading,” said South
Dakota Secretary of Education
Dr. Melody Schopp. “This is just
one data point, but I hope it will
be a call for us to help our students at the early grade levels to
develop the knowledge and skills
that will lay the foundation for all
future learning.”

Medicare Part D - check your coverage

The annual enrollment period
for Medicare Part D is here. Participants have until December 7
to make any changes, explained
Carrie Johnson, South Dakota
State University Extension family resource management specialist. If a new plan is chosen, it will
take effect on January 1, 2014.
Johnson said that prior to September 30 all participants should
have received an annual notice of
change and evidence of coverage
documents from their current
plan provider.
“Make sure to review these documents very carefully as they
outline the plan changes made for
the 2014 year,” Johnson said.
When reviewing the Medicare
Part D forms, participants should
pay close attention to the following information:
•Look to see if the monthly premium and/or deductible have
•Check your new co-payments
for the drugs you are on to see if
they have been modified.
•Make sure the medications
you are on have not been removed

West River deer
season opens
November 16

The Murdo Coyote


Deer hunting will soon be
focused in western South Dakota
with the opening of the West
River Deer season on Saturday,
November 16.
The hunting season – which
opens two Saturdays before
Thanksgiving – will remain open
through December 1. The season
will reopen on December 28 and
run through January 5, 2014 for
unfilled antlerless tags.
Unsold licenses may be purchased through the end of the
season. The list of available
licenses may be found on the
Game, Fish and Parks Department website at
or by phoning 605-223-7660.
The Black Hills Deer season
opened on November 1 and runs
through November 30. The East
River Deer season opens on
November 23 and runs through
December 8, reopening on December 28 and running through January 5 for unfilled antlerless tags.

from the insurer's formulary.
•If you have had a change in
your health since reviewing last
year, make sure that your new
medications are covered.
•Confirm that your medications are on the same drug tier for
the year ahead. If not, you may
have a lower or higher co-payment during the year.
•Make sure your pharmacy
still intends to accept your plan.
Participants can also visit the
Medicare website, http://medicare
.gov/; and enter their personal
information into the secure site.
“By visiting the site, participants will be shown the best
options for their situation. It
doesn't hurt to just run the numbers to see if making a change can
save money in the long run,” she
said. “If they decide not to make
any changes, they can just keep
their current plan and do nothing.”

encourages participants to review
their coverage is changes are
coming in 2014. These changes
•The initial deductible will
decrease by $15.
•The initial coverage limit will
decrease from $2,970 to $2,850.
•The out-of-pocket threshold
will decrease from $4,750 to
•During the coverage gap, beneficiaries will continue to receive
a 52.5 percent discount on brand
name drugs and a maximum of 72
percent co-pay on generic drugs.
•For assistance with finding
the right plan in South Dakota,
contact Senior Health Information & Insurance Education (SHIINE)
Eastern SD: 1-605-333-3314 or
Central SD: 1-605-224-3212 or
Western SD: 1-605-342-8635 or

Charitable scams
Attorney General Marty Jackley is asking South Dakotans to
remain cautious of scams that
continue to exploit blizzard victims from South Dakota. These
scam artists typically show up
after disasters and pose as charities to collect money from those
who are willing to help.
“Several weeks have passed
since the devastating blizzard hit
western South Dakota, however
the Consumer Protection Division
continues to receive complaints
on fraudulent charitable organizations targeting our citizens,”
said Jackley. “It is disheartening,
but scam artists often use these
types of disasters to take advantage of those who simply want to
Here are a few tips to avoid
becoming a victim:
•Verify the legitimacy of the nonprofit organization as well as its
nonprofit status. Visit such sites
as or
•Ask specifically how this donation will be used.
•Ask how much of your donation
will go to the charity and how
much will be used to pay fund

raising costs.
•Consider giving to charitable
organizations with a strong history in providing disaster relief.
•Beware of charitable organizations that use sound alike names
of legitimate companies.
•Donors should not respond to
any unsolicited emails, but rather
go directly to recognized charities
or aid organizations.
•Do not pay cash. For security
reasons write a check.
•If you want additional information about the charity ask that
they send it to you in writing. Any
legitimate company will be more
than happy to provide this information to verify their legitimacy.
Those wanting to give are
encouraged to visit the website
for the Rancher’s Relief Fund.
This fund has been specifically
set up to those in the agriculture
industry impacted by the blizzard
of October 4-7, 2013. http://www. For more
information about charitable giving, contact the South Dakota
Attorney General’s Consumer
Protection Division at 1-800-3001986 or •
phone 605-669-2271 • fax 605-669-2744

Public Notices
Notice of Audit
of the Fiscal Affairs
of Jones County
records and books of account of Jones
County, South Dakota, have been audited by the Department of Legislative Audit
for the two years ended December 31,
2012, and that a detailed report thereon
is filed with the county auditor of Jones
County and the Department of Legislative Audit in Pierre, South Dakota, for
public inspection.
The following finding and recommendation referred to in the report are hereby
listed in accordance with the provisions
of SDCL 4-11-12.
Current Audit Finding and
Surplus Unassigned Fund Balance
The unassigned fund balance of the
General Fund exceeded the maximum
allowed by South Dakota Codified Law
(SDCL) 7-21-18.1 by approximately
$28,800 as of December 31, 2012.
We recommend the unassigned fund
balance of the General Fund be limited
to 40 percent of the next year’s General
Fund appropriations as required by
SDCL 7-21-18.1.
Management’s Response:
Management chose not to respond to
this finding.
Martin L. Guindon,
CPA Auditor General
Department of Legislative Audit
Published November 7 & 14, 2013, at the
total approximate cost of $33.14.

Notice of Bids
The Draper Town Board will accept
sealed bids for 109 hay bales weighing
approximately 830# each. Opening bid
will be November 18 at 7:00 p.m. at the
Draper hall. The board has the right to
refuse all bids. For further info, contact
one of the town trustees or finance clerk.
Published November 7 & 14, 2013, at
the total approximate cost of $7.80.

Proceedings of the
Jones County
Regular Meeting
November 5, 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.

tridges, $247.45; Farmer’s Union Oil
Company, gas, $1,370.92; Golden West
Telecommunications, September phone
bills, $538.76, October phone bills,
$562.81; Anita Fuoss, 2 month’s office
rent, e-mail, internet, postage, $782.94;
Heartland Waste, garbage removal,
$50.00; Henriksen Auto Body, pickup grill
guard, $1,492.50; Inman’s Water Technologies, 2 month’s R.O. rent, $43.36;
McLeod’s Printing & Office Supply, tax
notice, file copy paper, $68.40; Microfilm
Imaging, 2 month’s scanner rent,
$310.00; Moore Building Center, courthouse door repairs, $17.98; Murdo Coyote, publications, $65.63; Murdo Ford,
Durango service, $245.72; Office Products, office supplies, $295.64; Pilot Travel Centers, gas, $45.15; Rough Country
Spraying, equipment rental, mileage,
$2,621.06; Rural Health Care, subsidy,
$600.00; Gary Sletto, mileage, meal,
$28.87; SDACC, CLERP, $449.78; SD
Department of Health- Lab Services,
blood tests, $105.00; SD Public Assurance Alliance, liability, physical damage
insurance, $15,062.25; State Treasurer,
animal damage control, $1,049.07;
Dianne Stotts, supplies, $8.43; Terri
Volmer, mileage, $199.06; John Weber,
photo processing reimbursement, $9.22;
Carrie Weller, mileage & meals, $129.86;
West Central Electric, electricity,
$675.29; Winner Health Mart, prisoner
medication, $36.84; Winner Police
Department, prisoner care and transport,
ROAD & BRIDGE: AT&T, cell phone bill,
$133.31; City of Murdo, water bill,
$16.12; Corky’s Auto Supply, parts,
$398.00; Diesel Machinery Inc, parts,
$2,030.78; Farmer’s Union Oil Company,
diesel, $6,004.15; Golden West
Telecommunications, September phone
bill, $36.57, October phone bill, $34.76;
Grossenburg Implement, parts, $674.02;
Hullinger Bros – Murdo Amoco, 2
month’s gas, diesel, $849.31; Mid-American Research Council, supplies,
$255.49; Moore Building Center, supplies, $5.98; Murdo Coyote, ad, $91.20;
Murdo Family Foods, supplies, $20.96;
South Dakota Public Assurance Alliance,
liability, physical damage insurance,
$13,679.00; True North Steel, culverts,
$11,081.42; West Central Electric, electricity, $115.79; Ronnie Lebeda, labor,
$2,064.39; Chester McKenzie, labor,
$1,566.02; Levi Newsam, labor,
$913.82; Melvin Feddersen, seasonal
labor, $1,618.47; Milton Feddersen, seasonal labor, $661.26.
CARE OF THE POOR: Cheryl Iversen,
WIC Secretary, $79.17; Schreiber Law
Firm, court appointed attorney, $548.28;
Tieszen Law Office, court appointed
attorney, $154.00; Wendell Law Office,
court appointed attorney, $403.60.
911 FUND: CenturyLink, monthly
charge, $84.16; City of Pierre, 4th quarter dispatch, $2,444.29.
EMERGENCY & DISASTER SERVICES: Century Business Products, ink
toner, $132.62; Angie Kinsley, Emergency Manager, $670.70, supplies,

Tami Newbold-Flynn from the Murdo
Coyote joined the meeting.

$50.00; Trisha Bork, $68.50; Heath
Hauptman, $50.00; Robert Kaiser,
$50.00; Trent Manecke, $50.00; James
Newbold, $50.00; Chera Nies, $17.40;
Brian O’Reilly, $10.00; Raymond Pike,
$57.40; Linda Vevig, $61.10; Shirley Vik,
$57.40; Velma Vollmer, $50.00; Donald
Volmer, $17.40.

CLAIMS REJECTED: Dakotabilities,
quarterly billing, $180.00; NACO
(National Association of Counties), 2014
dues, $450.00.

SALARY & MILEAGE: Monte Anker,
$387.87, mileage, $8.88; Helen Louder,
$364.20, mileage, $14.80; Steve Iwan,

CLAIMS APPROVED: Salaries of regular employees and officials, $13,181.73;
Terry Deuter, Deputy Sheriff, $166.23;
Travis Hendricks, Weed Board Supervisor, $138.53; Joyce Hurst, Deputy Register of Deeds, Deputy Director of Equalization, $1,693.88; Angie Kinsley, 4-H
Specialist, $670.67; Richard Sylva, Jr.,
Deputy Sheriff, $1,507.80; Lenae Tucker,
Deputy Treasurer, $244.74; William M.
Valburg, Weed Sprayer, $1,710.69; Jill
Venard, 4-H office staff, $414.61; Kerri
Venard, Deputy Auditor/Road Secretary,
$1,709.56; American Family Life Assurance, cancer & intensive care insurance,
$382.30; Boston Mutual Life Insurance,
life insurance, $168.64; Dakotacare,
group health insurance, $12,618.07;
Electronic Federal Tax Payment System,
social security & withholding, $8,621.67;
SD Retirement, retirement, $4,201.66;
AT&T Mobility, cell phone bill, $163.86;
Capital Area Counseling, QMHP evaluation, $290.00; Century Business Products, ink toner, $132.63; City of Murdo,
water bill, $96.62, sprinkler winterization,
$100.00; Ed Roehr Safety Products, car-

FEES COLLECTED FOR THE COUNTY: Clerk of Courts, $40.00; Register of
Deeds, $7,632.00; Sheriff, $82.60.

Minutes from the previous meeting were
read, signed and approved by the Board.
All motions are unanimous unless otherwise stated.

Auditor’s account with the treasurer is as
follows: Cash, $630.00; Checking & Savings, $1,733,523.40; CDs, $990,000.00;
TOTALING: $2,724,153.40.
Terri Volmer’s building permit report for
October: 0.
States Attorney Fuoss met with the
Board to discuss legal questions of the
Board including damage caused by mud
deposits on gravel roads and the
enforcement of SDCL 31-32-9. Fuoss
also informed the Board that only the
change of current SDCL law would stop
the release of all property ownership
information to a California-based company called Sage.
One hour from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
was in observance of a funeral service
held within Jones County.

The Board reviewed department budget
shortfalls for the 2013 year. As a result, it
was moved by Anker and seconded by
Louder to supplement the following:
Notice of Hearing
Resolution #2013-11

Also discussed was the water line under
the railroad tracks that services everyone on the north side of the tracks and
road responsibility trades with the city.
It was moved and carried to adjourn.

WHEREAS, there are insufficient funds in the following
2013 budgets to cover
expenses for the remainder of
the year and;
WHEREAS, a responsibility is
created which requires an
expenditure of funds making it
necessary that Supplemental
Budgets be made, adopted
and approved providing for
appropriations with which to
meet such expenditures.
Such Supplemental Budgets
will be in words and figures as
follows: AMBULANCE: One
Thousand Five hundred dollars ($1,500.00), insurance;
EDS: Five thousand dollars
($5,000.00), payroll; JAIL: Five
thousand dollars ($5,000.00),
ATTORNEY: Seven thousand
dollars ($7,000.00), health
insurance; WEED & PEST:
($7,000.00), payroll, equipment rent; DIRECTOR OF
EQUALIZATION: Eleven thousand dollars ($11,000.00),
payroll, software maintenance
contract; AUDITOR: Thirteen
thousand dollars ($13,000.00),
health insurance, software
TREASURER: Thirteen thousand dollars ($13,000.00),
health insurance, software
maintenance contract; 4H/EXTENSION: Thirteen thousand dollars ($13,000.00),
SHERIFF; Seventy thousand
dollars ($70,000.00), all line
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, that this resolution be published in the legal
newspaper of Jones County
as a notice of intention of the
Board of Commissioners to
adopt the aforesaid Supplemental Budgets.
that these budgets will be considered at the Commissioner’s
room at the Jones County
Courthouse at 10:00 a.m. on
Tuesday, December 3, 2013,
in the City of Murdo, County of
Jones, State of South Dakota,
when and where any person
interested may appear and be
heard regarding the adoption
of this Supplemental Budget.
Jones County’s unassigned Fund Balance as of September 30, 2013 is
As needed, it was moved by Iwan and
seconded by Louder to transfer
$10,000.00 from the General Fund to the
EDS Fund.
The Board discussed the road to Bill Valburg’s place. After discussion, it was
moved by Anker and seconded by Louder that the county road ends at N 43
degrees 44.057 minutes W 100 degrees
24.403 minutes or currently the last cattle gate.
Murdo town representatives, Wayne
Esmay, Dave Geisler, Krysti Barnes, and
Jay Drayer met with the Board to discuss
more law enforcement in Murdo. The
consensus was another deputy is needed for Murdo. Cops grants may be available to cover some of the expense and
Central South Dakota Enhancement District is looking into that possibility. Further
discussion was held on an agreement
between Jones County and the City of
Murdo and each’s obligations, but no
decisions were made at this time.

Monte Anker,
Helen Louder,
Steve Iwan,
John Brunskill,
County Auditor
Published November 14, 2013, at the
total approximate cost of $121.19.

Proceedings of the
Draper Town Board
Regular Session
November 4, 2013
The Draper Town Board met in regular
session November 4, 2013, at 7:00 p.m.
at the Draper hall. Chairman Nies called
the meeting to order. Present was Nies
and Hatheway. Absent: Louder. The minutes of the last meeting were read and
These bills were presented for payment
and approved: IRS, ss & wh, $71.20;
Servall, rugs, $20.92; Heartland Waste,
garbage, $700.00; Dept of Revenue,
sales tax, $22.80; Kim Schmidt, salary,
$359.40; Murdo Coyote, advertise,
$33.79; WR Lyman Jones, water,
Finance clerk mentioned that the opening of hay bid will be at 7:00 p.m. on
November 18 in the Draper hall.
It was decided to hire LeRonda Bryan to
clean the hall before the first grade
school ball game held in Draper.
Again, everyone is reminded that there is
a $100.00 cleaning deposit on the hall.
This will be returned when the hall and
annex have been cleaned and mopped.
Being no further business, Nies
motioned to adjourn, second Hatheway.
Kim Schmidt,
Finance Clerk
Published November 14, 2013, at the
total approximate cost of $14.30.


Murdo Coyote • November 14, 2013 •


JC Sheriff’s Report
The Sheriff ’s report is printed
as received by Jones County Sheriff ’s Office. It may or may not contain every call received by the
Sheriff and Deputy calls:
Oct. 27
Deputy Sylva responded to a
report of a semi that did not
yield to a motorist who was the
reporting party. The RP stated
that the semi did not yield to her
and let her in front of him before
entering into a construction zone
on I-90. It was explained to the
motorist that the semi did not
have to yield to her, but she was to
yield to the semi.
Deputy Sylva responded to a
report of cattle out on US
Hwy. 83, mm58. Unable to locate
any cattle out.
Oct. 28
Sheriff Weber responded to a
motorist assist on I-90, mm205.
A semi was having overheating
issues. The driver fixed the problem and drove away.
Sheriff Weber responded to a
motorist assist on I-90, mm183.
Unable to locate.
Sheriff Weber responded to a
motorist assist on I-90, mm186,
to a pickup that had blown a tire.
Assistance was called to assist in
changing the tire.
Sheriff Weber responded to a
complaint of a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on
I-90, mm212. The vehicle was
stopped and the driver was cited
for speeding.
Oct. 30
Sheriff Weber responded to a
motorist assist on I-90, mm208.
A vehicle had broke down and the
owner had his own help coming.
Oct. 31
Sheriff Weber responded to a
car vs. deer accident on I-90,
mm185. The vehicle was towed to
Sheriff Weber responded to a
report of a dog causing problems in Murdo. The owner was
spoken to and warned to keep dog
on a leash.
Nov. 1
Deputy Sylva confirmed a
Jones Co. warrant on a subject that was picked up in
Meade Co. The subject paid the
warrant and was released.
Deputy Sylva did a report on
a Jones Co. School bus vs.
deer accident that had occurred
on a rural JC road.
Deputy Sylva delivered a
death notification to a Murdo
Nov. 2
Sheriff Weber responded to a
report that a trailer had broke
free from a vehicle that was
towing it on I-90. The owner was
not sure where the trailer had

broke free. The trailer was located
in the median on I-90, mm173.
Sheriff Weber responded to a
report of suspicious activity
outside of an apartment in
Murdo. The area was checked
and no one was located.
Nov. 5
Deputy Sylva transported a
transient from I-90, mm187, to
the Jackson Co. line, where he
was turned over to a Deputy.
Deputy Sylva responded to a
911 hang up call on I-90,
mm184. Everything was found to
be okay.
Deputy Sylva responded to a
motorist assist on I-90, mm189.
The problem was fixed by the
Deputy Sylva responded to a
report of a vehicle that had
slid into the median on I-90,
mm190. The vehicle was towed
Nov. 6
Deputy Sylva responded to a
report of a vehicle that had
slid into the median on I-90,
mm184. The vehicle was towed
Deputy Sylva assisted with
traffic control on US Hwy 83,
mm65, while a semi that was off
the road was towed back onto the
Deputy Sylva responded to
and completed a report of a
semi vs. deer accident on I-90,
Nov. 8
Sheriff Weber responded to a
report of a car vs. deer accident on I-90, mm180. The vehicle
was towed to Murdo.
Sheriff Weber responded to a
report of a vehicle traveling at
a high rate of speed on I-90,
mm192. The information was
passed on to a Trooper that was
west of Okaton.
Nov. 9
Sheriff Weber transported a
transient from the Jackson
Co. line to the Lyman Co. line
where he was turned over to a
Lyman Co. Deputy.
Sheriff Weber responded to 3
separate 911 hang ups located
somewhere north of Murdo.
Unable to locate anyone having
any problems.
Sheriff Weber responded to a
motorist assist on SD Hwy 248,
mm205. A vehicle had run out of
gas. Gas was delivered to the
Sheriff Weber transported a
transient from the Lyman Co.
line to the Jackson Co. line
where he was turned over to a
Jackson Co. Deputy.
Sheriff Weber responded to a
report of road rage between
two semis traveling on I-90,
mm185. Both drivers were
warned and separated.

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national origin, or any intention to make any such preference, limitation, or
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off of 26’X120’ building. Call 8432869, Midland.

Belvidere Christmas Fair. Saturday after Thanksgiving, NovemM44-3tc
ber 30.

Thank You
I would like to thank everyone
who called, sent flowers and
brought out food at the time of
our loss. I especially want to
thank Shanee, Nikki, Cindy and
anyone else that helped care for
Marlene, and for the four and a
half years we had Marlene at
home and helped us watch her
when we had her in town. Also, to
my sister Nancy who devoted
almost five years of her life to
Marlene and I. Thanks to Jacquie
and LaTonya for all they did after
Marlene’s passing. Thank you.
Charles Baker
Shanna Baker and family
Natasha Rodriguez and family
Many thanks to the people who
cleaned up the auditorium and
put away the scorers table, community members and students
who helped clean, set up and take
down chairs and tables for the
funeral. What a community!
Thanks a lot.
Tony Benda
Dear family and friends – we
are so grateful for all you have
done for us. Your expressions of
friendship have been overwhelming. The food, gifts, balloons, flowers, lodging and other expressions of sympathy were unbelievable, but the hugs and love shown
to us were the best of all. We
appreciate each and every one of
you; and although we tried to
keep track, we hope we did not
miss sending a thank you note to
all who shared their love. If we
did forget, please accept this note
as our gratitude. To all of the
churches and individuals who
brought food for the funeral –
unbelievably wonderful. God
shared his grace through all of
you, which taught us what a wonderful community we live in, and
we thank you so much. Please
continue to pray for us. We need
The Family of
Tamara Iverson Mathews
The youth of the United
Methodist Church would like to
thank the residents of Jones
County for their donations as we
went door to door on October 30
with Trick-or-Treat So Others
Can Eat. Because of your overwhelming kindness and generosity, seven care packages for needy
families in Murdo and Draper
have been assembled and delivered. Thank you for showing
Christ’s love in our community.
Murdo/Draper UMYF

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let us know as soon as
possible to ensure timely
delivery of your
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Murdo Nutrition
Program Menu
November 18
Ham & Scalloped Potatoes
Baked Squash
Pudding w/ Fruit
November 19
Polish Sausage on Bun w/ Sauerkraut
California Vegetables
Pineapple Tidbits
November 20
Grilled Club Sandwich
Sweet Potato Fries
November 21
Turkey & Dressing
Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
Green Beans Armandine
Crunchy Cranberry Salad
Dinner Roll
November 22
French Dip w/ Au Jus
Baked Potato
Creamed Corn