OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF JONES COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA.
November 21, 2013
“SERVING THE AREA SINCE 1904”
What’s Second graders empathize with turkeys
Left to right: Savanah Hendricks, Kamri Kittelson, Hunter
Vevig and Braidon Brave Boy
Veterans Day program
Hi! My name is Teresa,
the turkey. I am a big
pretty brown turkey and
very plump. I live in the
woods. I like to say,
“gobble, gobble.” On
November 28, I wish I
wasn’t a turkey because
I don’t want to get
eaten! That is why every
year during November, I
am finding a secret
hideout so I will not be
chosen to be someone’s
dinner. Last year I succeeded but this year, I
am not so sure I will
by Kamri Kittelson
I’m a turkey. My name
is Tom the Turkey. It is
I'd better hide. I hide in
grass because hunters
come out and try to get
me for their Thanksgiving feast. They tried to
shoot. I acted like I was
dead. They came to
check on me. They think
I’m dead! They left. I got
back up. I watched the
hunters go back home.
by Braidon Brave Boy
Coyote Character Awards
My name is Tom Turkey. It’s
close to Thanksgiving. I hide
behind the trees and hunters
are looking for me. I feel scared!
Then they find me and I run to
hide. Then I hid very well and
they did not find me! I go home
to my family.
by Hunter Vevig
Being a Turkey Princess is hard
work. I live in a castle with lots
of room and I have a flying
horse. She is pretty. I need to
train my horse. I’ve got to groom
my horse every day. I have to
feed my bunnies. The Princess
loves to eat chicken for her
by Bre Jackson
Hi! My name is Ted the Turkey.
I want to go to space and I did.
But I forgot to put more gas in
my rocket. Then I did so I could
go into space. But then I got
turned into a turkey alien and
he took over Thanksgiving.
by Kooper Steilen
Photos by Tami Jo Newbold-Flynn
Left to right: Sophie Dowling, Kaden Kinsley, Jett Nix
and Cooper Feddersen
Thanksgiving because I
almost got shot in the
jumped up before they
got me. I might not
make it this year. But I
think I will make it--just
remember don't eat
Turkey for Thanksgiving. Eat chicken!
by Sage Waldron
Hello! My name is Tom
Turkey. I am a little
turkey. I live in the
Thanksgiving. I can not
fly very well but I can
gobble very loud like
GOBBLE GOBBLE! I move
to a new place when it is
Nov. 28. I like pumpkin
pie and I like corn on a
cob. Whoosh! Bam! I
just saw a bow and
arrow. Whoosh! Bam!
GOBBLE It's a Pilgrim
coming. Hurry, run for
your lives. GOBBLE!
GOBBLE! GOBBLE! I
see an Indian is hunting
Oh, no! It’s almost Thanksgiving
and I am in a city. People are
after me and I don’t want to be
their dinner! So I am going back
to the farm. I am not going to get
eaten. I’ll be safe there. I made
it to the farm. Whew, I am safe!
by Peyton Jankord
More turkey stories 5
Murdo City Council
Jones County School District
Notice of Hearing
for turkey. Hide me! Hide me!
What the heck-I am going to
hide under that rock. Wow, now
they are gone. I’ll move somewhere else where it is safe.
When it was Nov. 28, no one
else bothered him. The End.
by Malikai Cook
One day I, Tammy Turkey, was
in my pen until Farmer Tom
came. He picked me up. I
screamed, “Gobble, Gobble.”
This made him nervous and
finally he dropped me. Then a
bus came. I hopped on. “Gobble,
Gobble.” I made it but the bus
driver was nervous. He stopped
the bus and looked on the seat
where I was sitting. He was
happy but I wasn’t. He had a
by Savanah Hendricks
Left to right: Kooper Steilen, Peyton Jankord, Sage Waldron and Malikai Chipps
Hi! My name is Theresa Turkey.
I live down by the creek in a little nest. I’m a really big turkey!
Wait! I shouldn't be telling you
this because it’s Thanksgiving!
This makes me kind of nervous
because I don’t want to be somebody’s lunch. Oh no, it’s hunting
season. Did I just hear a gun
shot? I think there’s hunters
close by! I was lucky last Left to right: Breanna Jackson, Roodena Boni, Kade Larson, Teagan Mann and Tristen Host
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by Tami Jo Newbold-Flynn
The Murdo Coyote joined the
masses and started a Facebook
page. The Coyote started inviting
people to ‘like’ the page on Thursday and about 12 hours later
already had over 100 ‘likes.’ Less
than 24 hours after starting the
page, the Coyote had over 200
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It’s time again--time to go
turkey hunting. “Grab the shotgun, Dad, it’s time to go hunting.” Let’s get a big one this
year. Pack the cards so we can
play while we wait for Tom
Turkey. We finally get there and
load the shotgun. I think I see
Tom Turkey. Can you see him
down in the creek? Yes, I can!
Shoot him! BANG! Did you get
him? Yes, I did! You got Tom
Turkey! We have tried to get
him for years! “Good job, son!”
Let’s go home and cook him.
by Cooper Feddersen
Tom Turkey was skinny. He was
17 and in the 11th grade; he
was a Junior. And he was good
at basketball. His dad was the
coach. He was a hunter. He
hunted people so they couldn’t
hunt him. His favorite food was
by Jett Nix
Hi! My name is Tom! I am a little turkey and I am a pretty
black turkey. BANG! What is
that? “Oh, No! I forgot it is
Thanksgiving. I am going to get
eaten.” BANG BANG GOBBLE
GOBBLE “Now I am eaten.”
BANG BANG GOBBLE GOBBLE!! The End!!
by Kaden Kinsley
Terry the turkey escaped from
the farm. He wanted to go to
the city to the zoo. Then he wobbled to the bus. Some people
were chasing him. The peoples’
names were Luke, Emry,
Sawyer, Jake, Molly, Maggie,
and Sophie. Gobble Gobble was
what he said. “After all that,
they never caught m-m-m-me!”
Finally I made it back to the
farm where I was safe. I am
glad that it isn’t Thanksgiving
anymore. But it is again-it is
Thanksgiving on Nov. 28!
by Sophie Dowling
BankWest Insurance – Chuck Lebeda
Buffalo Bar & Restaurant – Paul Thomas
Corky’s Auto Supply – Jackie Boyle
Farmers Union Oil – Judy Brink
Dakota Mill & Grain – Curt Horsley
Dakota Prairie Bank – Lill Seamans
First Fidelity Bank – Ken Daum
First National Bank – Tammy Van Dam
Midwest Cooperatives – Blake Schmidt
Moore Building Center, LLC – Chris Nix
Murdo Coyote – Helen McMillan
Murdo Family Foods – Donna Eckert
Pioneer Hallmark – Helen Louder
Pioneer Country Mart – Joe Grace
Ranchland Drug – Koleene Newbold
Rusty Spur – Ray Greenseth
West Central Electric – Katherine Patterson
WR/LJ Rural Water – Susie Lyman
Venard, Inc - Ray Erikson
Winners can pick up their turkey at
Murdo Family Foods
Be sure to thank area businesses
Jones County News
by Janet Louder • 669-2696
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.
Kids Club, sponsored by the Community Bible Church, will meet
Wednesday, December 4 at the mini–gym after school. All kids in
grades K–6th are welcome to attend. Come and enjoy a Bible story,
snacks, games and a craft.
Murdo City Council
The Murdo City Council will meet Monday, December 2 at 7:30 p.m.
at the city office. The public is welcome to attend.
Draper Town Board
The Draper Town Board will meet Monday, December 2 at 7:00 p.m.
at the Draper hall. The public is welcome to attend.
Jones County Commissioners
The Jones County Commissioners will hold their monthly meeting
at the courthouse on Tuesday, December 3 at 9 a.m. The public is welcome to attend.
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Coyote News Briefs
The Murdo Lions Club will be hosting Thanksgiving dinner on
Thursday, November 28 at the Jones County High School lunch room
at noon. You may bring a side dish/salad or dessert/pie to share.
Murdo Coyote • November 21, 2013 •
Kristi Vliestra and Walker and
Walker’s buddy, Kaden Heid,
spent the weekend of November 8
visiting Bill and Ellen Valburg.
They returned to Rapid City on
Bill Valburg flew down to White
River November 14 and attended
Clarence Krogman’s funeral. They
were neighbors of the Krogman’s
many years ago when they lived
west of White River. Clarence’s
wife was Bill’s country-school
The Veterans Day program
held in Murdo at the auditorium
last Tuesday was very well
attended. The kids all did a good
job of singing. The speaker, Lt.
Col. James Seward, did a super
job. Following the program Eldon
and Esther Magnuson, Ray and
Janice Pike, Chip and Phyliss
Peters, Lila Mae Christian, Helen
McMillan and Nelva and Janet
Louder had coffee together at a
Margie Boyle hosted the Court
Whist Card Club last Wednesday
at the west side apartment commons room. Going home with the
prizes were: Dianne Marshall,
Ellouise Ellwanger and Bev Nies.
Margie served a very tasty lunch
of sub sandwiches, chips and dip
and relishes, topped off with
strawberry poke cake.
On Thursday Rosa Lee Styles,
Helen Louder, Shirley Vik, Esther
Magnuson, Lill Seamans, Diane
Hendricks-Booth, Karla Mannhalter, Katherine Patterson and
Janet Louder listened to the first
and second graders read to them
and then all but Katherine went
for coffee and conversation.
Visitors of Margaret Rankin
this past week were: Kris Bradley,
Karen Authier, Greg Rankin,
Eleanor Miller, Ray and Shirley
Vik, Bob Rankin, Kati and Drew
Venard and girls.
Trent Dowling and daughters
Aubrey and Emily spent the
weekend with Penny and Terry.
The plan was to go home with a
deer but proved to be unsuccessful.
Ray and Janice Pike made a
trip to Rapid City and back on
Wednesday. On Thursday they
took in the little girls ball game in
Murdo and watched great- granddaughter Peyton Rankin play. On
Friday they met friends O.C.
Summers and wife Rhoda for coffee in Murdo. They were returning from a trip to Louisiana to
their Sturgis home.
Visitors/hunters at Tony and
Kim Schmidt’s this weekend were:
Kayla and Jeremy Hoag and girls
and Jaime Schmidt, all of
Aberdeen; Brady Schmidt of
Brookings; Amanda and Kraig
Henrichs and family; Don Volmer;
Scott and Janet Dowling. Understand one deer didn’t make it!
Terry and Gen Wingen and
daughter Shelby of Epiphany
spent the weekend visiting and
hunting at Fred and Mary Mathews’. It was a successful weekend
for the Wingens.
Lila Mae Christian and sisterin-law Arlene Moore of Mitchell
went to Flandreau last Thursday
to help sister/sister-in-law Wilma
Ahlers celebrate her 80th birthday. Seven friends gathered at
Wilma’s home to celebrate. Lila
and Arlene spent the night and
returned home on Friday. Happy
Brian Vik of Barnesville,
Minn., and Doug Vik of Huron are
here to do a little hunting and to
visit with parents Ray and
Shirley, brother Steve and sister
Kathy Fuoss and family.
Nelva and Janet Louder left for
Rapid City on Friday. They
stopped in Kadoka for a visit with
Dwight and a visit with Deanna
Byrd and family. Nelva kept an
appointment. From there they
had a visit with Sonny and Evelyn
Tornow. They went out for supper
with Don, Cara and Dawson Pearson, Calli Winkelman, Brian and
Jay Louder. They spent the night
at the Pearson’s. They also saw
grandson Drew and great-granddaughter Aria Winkelman, but
missed some of the family. Saturday they went back to Murdo in
time for the Judy Brink benefit.
There was a nice turnout. Lonis
and Lois Wendt played music –
didn’t see anyone dance but the
music was good. Bill Eckert was
the auctioneer. He sold lots of
baked goods, $100 pies, some $40$50 popcorn balls, plus many
other items. There was a raffle of
a rifle and a ladies diamond ring.
The lucky winner of the rifle was
Robin Cromwell and she was
there to collect. Other Draper people there were: Rosa Lee Styles,
Margie Boyle, Ron Lebeda and
Holly, Paul Seamans, Terri
Volmer, Audrey Mathews and her
sister-in-law, Eleanor Zuccaro of
Capa. Janet got in a little visit
with her; she’s a Murdo Coyote
reader. The benefit was sponsored
by Modern Woodmen with Clarice
West Side News
Here for deer hunting at Mel’s
Place were long-time friends Walter, Danny, Gary, Dan and Jon
from Michigan along with Terry,
Doug and Paul from Milbank,
S.D. Terry has hunted with the
Roghairs for more than 30 years.
The deer are not nearly as plentiful this season as they were last
year, but the fellows enjoyed being
out on the prairie.
Walter Palka and Gary White
drove to Murdo to attend the Judy
Brink benefit Saturday night.
Danny Palka and Jessie Roghair
were also present along with
Jessie’s parents, Mel and Clarice
Deer hunting guests at the
home of Jerry and Connie Roghair
and family were Connie’s brother,
Jerry, and his wife and family of
Sioux Falls. Connie’s parents from
Tea joined the family on Sunday.
Wally Thompson, who runs the
Pierre Flowershop, stopped in at
Mel’s Place briefly Sunday afternoon. He was intending to hunt
with Raymond Roghair, but got a
little too far north and west.
Wally and Clarice Roghair both
write for a newspaper printed in
Pierre, “River Life”, so they had
an interesting chat about that.
Modern Woodmen members
who attended the Judy Brink benefit were delighted to see so many
people turn out for the evening. It
was exciting to see Judy’s
response to the love and friendship shown by so many friends,
neighbors and business representatives.
Roghair. It’s wonderful how so
many get to baking and find items
to donate for an auction when
there’s a benefit. That’s a smaller
community for you!
Bill and Darlene Juhnke of
Parkston visited Sonny and Evelyn Tornow last week. On Saturday Jerry Henderson and Joyce
Donna Kinsley, Beth Mertens,
Josie and Grace went to Rapid
City and spent the weekend with
daughter/sister Courtney Gould
and Ruby. Donna’s sister, Della
Mader of New Underwood, met
them for shopping on Saturday.
The Eldon and Esther Magnuson place was a busy spot this
past weekend. Daughter Ginger
and Twix Waltner and son Travis
and Jessica and family arrived to
get in some hunting and were successful. Also there to hunt were
Tim Olson and two sons from
Minn.; Terri Pelle; Chad and
Heather Whitney and family;
Kathie Mason, Ernie Kessler,
Moriah and Will. Chad, Heather,
Terri and Alec worked cattle. All
ate and all brought food, so no one
went away hungry.
Levi and Shannon Louder
recently purchased a mobile home
and moved it to Draper and have
moved into it. They moved from
the former Joyce Hammond
house. After their move, Josh and
Val Fredericksen moved into
Joyce’s former home. Glad to have
the young people here.
Understand Steve Hammond
has sold his Texas home and, with
the help of brother Dan of Texas
and brother-in-law Barry Boese,
moved to Windsor, Colo., where he
will be staying with brother Doug
and family for awhile. I think
Steve is done with chemo, but will
be nice to have him close to his
mom, Joyce, and other family.
The five o’clock 11-12-13 wedding of Karen Miller and Doug
Snider was held at the Murdo
UMC with Pastor Rick Hazen officiating. The bride in her very pretty dress and veil, carrying a bouquet of flowers, was escorted down
the aisle by her son, Mike, to meet
her groom. Her little granddaughter, Makenzie Walsh, was also in a
pretty flower girl dress and scattered rose petals. Grandson Gavin
Walsh was ringbearer. Acting as
witnesses were her family Bobbi
and Mark Boetel, Justin, Alyssa
and Collin from Fargo; Jen and
Tom Walsh of Sioux Falls; Craig
Miller and friend Tessa of Summerset; brother Gary Ferdig and
friend Vicki Himes of Monett, Mo.;
sister Bev Mix of Lusk, Wyo., and
son Donny Miller; Don and Elaine
Miller of Rapid City, along with
other relatives and friends. Donna
Kinsley was at the piano and
vocalist was Vicki Himes. Granddaughter Alyssa Boetel was in
charge of the guestbook. Following the ceremony a reception/supper prepared by the Methodist
women was held in the fellowship
hall. The newlyweds took a short
trip to the hills and into Nebraska. Wishing you two the very best!
Following church Rosa Lee
Styles, Lila Mae Christian,
Margie Boyle, Nelva and Janet
Louder had dinner together in
Murdo. Later the Louders visited
and got in a game of cards with
Dorothy and Brad Louder.
by Jody Lebeda • 669-2526 • email@example.com
Veterans Day was a very fun
day as the Turner Youth Group
hosted the annual Christmas
Fair. It was very well attended
and many vendors with oodles of
new items to choose from. There
were many new vendors and lots
of regulars. The day was finished
off with the American Legion’s
soup supper at the Murdo senior
center. The soup was delicious and
was served with sandwiches and
bars. Tuesday, November 12 the
Jones County school put on a Veterans Day program.
Thursday evening Glenna and
Kevin Moore traveled to Bonesteel
for the prayer service for Steve
Frank. He was their salesman for
Pastor Keuch, who has been
hospitalized since August with a
brain tumor, is not doing well. He
is blind and a multitude of other
serious developments. He is not
expected to recover to what he
was before the surgery. Please
pray for him and his family and
congregation. To send a card, his
address is: Aurora St Luke’s Center, 2900 West Oklahoma Ave.,
Milwaukee, Wis., 53215. All
prayers are sincerely appreciated.
Carol and Gene Cressy are
great grandparents again. Jake
Cressy’s daughter, Khrystyne and
husband Troy Drummer, have a
new baby girl. Jacquline Marie
was born November 7 at seven
pounds four ounces. She joins two
sisters and they live in Sioux
Falls. Jake’s other daughter, Ashley Nicole, recently married
Richard Wright. Richard is in the
service doing special training in
California. Ashley is living in
Summerset, with her dad until
Richard gets a permanent assign-
Kathleen and Virgil Stickler
and Helen McMillan attended the
4-H recognition event held at the
tech center in Murdo. All the
awards that the kids earned
throughout the year were awarded. Jake Lolley and Zach Hespe
were awarded the CWF (Citizenship Washington Focus) trip to
Washington, D.C., next summer.
They earned this by filling out an
application, filling out and turning in their 4-H book on time and
many other requirements. The
total number of kids active in 4-H
in Jones Co is 47. The complete
list of awards will be found at a
later date in the paper. A part of
this event was a silent auction
with the proceeds going to the
Rancher Relief Fund.
A generous donation of 400
pounds of potatoes was received
from a grower in Draper and were
delivered in and around the surrounding Murdo and Draper area.
The food bank is active in Jones
County and is always in need of
donations. Contact Pastor Ray
(516-0077) or Pastor Rick Hazen
(605-933-1803) to donate items or
cash donations can be deposited at
the First Fidelity Bank.
Marie Tedrow is residing at the
Parkwood apartments for the winter months and she would love to
hear from you. Her address is
Marie Tedrow, 400 Parkwood
Drive, Pierre, S.D., 57301, and her
phone number is 516-0097.
Helen McMillan spent a week
in Brandon, S.D., recently at the
home of Gary and Teresa
Gary and Brandon Schweitzer
spent the past week in Murdo
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Judy Brink benefit deemed successful
Successful is probably a minor
word for the excitement and/or
shock that possessed Judy Brink
last Saturday night, November
16, 2013. More than 250 persons
had some part in making the
activities happen that will help
defray Brink’s bills regarding
treatment of breast cancer. The
festivities culminated in a community get-together at the minigym in Murdo.
The benefit was headed up by
Nordine and Judy’s children,
Chad, Christy and Casey, assisted by Barb Hockenbary and
Clarice Roghair, and so many
other persons and entities it is
impossible to name them all.
Clarice Roghair represented Modern Woodmen of America, who
will match $2,500 of the funds
Is it luck or what? The Remington 243 rifle, which was purchased by the Brink children and
raffled off, was won by Robin
Cromwell of Draper. Cromwell
bought two raffle tickets the
night of the auction. The 24 carat
gold ring with diamonds, donated
by Jim and Barb Hockenbary of
Corky’s Auto, was won by Jeff
Knowlton of Sioux Falls. Knowlton purchased two tickets out of
the 287 sold, buying his tickets at
a local bar from Christy Brink in
the last hour before the Saturday
night party commenced.
from local kitchens. Bill Eckert of
Okaton did a fine job of auctioneering.
Free coffee, punch and homemade cookies were provided. All
the cookies were also donated by
friends of Judy.
Watch for a picture of Judy
being presented a check in the
very near future.
Lonis and Lois Wendt of Vivian
provided “Oldies” music for the
Saturday night event. Last
minute raffle tickets were sold as
folks signed the guest book and
registered for auction numbers.
There were more than 86 auction
items donated by businesses and
other friends of Judy’s, plus at
least 43 pies and other goodies
Murdo Coyote • November 21, 2013 •
School board discusses
by Tami Jo Newbold-Flynn
The Jones County School
Board met Tuesday, November
12. Jody Gittings spoke to the
board about some of the differences between agriculture education and industrial technology,
which is currently taught. Some
of the same classes would be
offered in either program, but
some classes wouldn’t cross over.
Gittings also spoke about some
of the changes that would need to
be made for the school to offer ag
classes. Gittings said he would
need to have six or seven more
credit hours and take the Praxis
test in agriculture to become certified. He also recommended that
if the school were to seriously consider changing to an ag program
that they also look in to having an
The school board and Gittings
discussed possible options and
what the next steps should be. It
was decided that the next step is
to give some of the classes surveys to fill out regarding the
interest they have for the ag program.
Grant Vander Vorst spoke
about the various committees
that have been formed and gave a
report on the progress of several
Vander Vorst also spoke about
walking around with representatives from the city council and the
state discussing the possibility of
receiving the Safe Route to School
grant. Lorrie Esmay was working
on surveys to send home with elementary and junior high children.
Vander Vorst had also done a
walk through of the auditorium
with a city council representative.
Vander Vorst said that the
Jones County school will have a
booth at the teacher job fair in
The board once again had discussions about exclusively serving Coke products in the concession stands. Several board members stated that since talking
about it one month ago they
haven’t had many people comment on the topic either way. It
was also discussed that Pepsi was
contacted, but they weren’t optimistic about Pepsi offering as
good of incentives as Coke was
Opinions were asked for by
Vander Vorst on the possibility of
rescheduling parent/teacher conferences for after the second nine
weeks. Along with that possibility
it was brought up that he was
going to try to get kids more
active on checking their grades
online. Parents can use the parent portal to check grades and the
students have a similar system
they can use to keep current with
their own grades.
The board went into executive
session. After they returned the
agenda was approved which consisted of October’s minutes and
financial statement. It also contained a snow removal bid from
Chris Nix and approval of contracts for Marilyn Iverson as a
long term substitute, Donna Fischer and Ashley Geigle as SPED
para-professionals and Carol
Benda to help with the after
Above: Judy Brink with brother Brad Larsen. Below: People attending the
benefit wait for the auction to start.
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Catholic Church of St. Martin
502 E. Second St., Murdo, S.D. • Father Gary Oreshoski
Saturday Mass: 6 p.m.
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.
A Faithful Saying
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!
Okaton Evangelical Free Church
Okaton I–90 Exit 183 • Pastor Gary McCubbin • 605–837–2233 (Kadoka)
Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. (CT) • Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. (CT)
Messiah Lutheran Church
308 Cedar, Murdo, S.D. • Pastor Ray Greenseth
Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. • Sunday School: 10 a.m. • Bible Study: Tuesday 7 a.m.
Thursday 9:30 a.m. • Midweek: Wednesday 3:15 p.m.
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
Draper, S.D. • Pastor Ray Greenseth
Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. • Bible Study: Wednesday 9 a.m.
Of all Paul’s “faithful sayings,” this is perhaps the most wonderful, and the one through which most people have found the joy of sins forgiven.
The subject is that “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.” Why else would Christ have had to leave His glory in heaven if it were not, as
the Bible says, to come to earth in human form to represent us in the payment for sin? And, thank God, He paid the full price for the sins of all men, for
it was not a mere man who died on Calvary’s cross. So complete was His payment that Paul could exclaim: “He came into the world to save sinners, of
whom I am chief.” Paul, himself, though once Christ’s chief enemy on earth, had now been saved by Him and, had come to know the joy of sins forgiven.
The great tragedy is that so many people do not feel their condition to be hopeless apart from Christ. They have not yet seen how far they come short
of the glory and holiness of God. They know they are sinners, but they do not yet feel that their condition is so hopeless that they need a Savior. Thus they
keep trying, trying, trying — and failing, failing, failing!
How much wiser we are to confess our sins before God — to take the place of sinners, so that He can save us. This is the first step to heaven. When
we have done this we are in a position to accept God’s offer of full pardon and justification through Christ, who died to pay the penalty for our sins.
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Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. • Sunday School: 9:45 a.m.
Wed. Night Bible Study: 7 p.m.
“This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief” (I Tim. 1:15).
Since none are perfect and all have sinned, “this is,” indeed, “a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to
save sinners.” Why not believe God’s Word, accept Christ as your Savior and be saved today?
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Murdo Coyote • November 21, 2013 •
School honors veterans
• Syd Iwan •
“Are you six-foot tall?” I
inquired of the young gal that
was helping me in a store the
other day. “No,” she replied. “I’m
five-twelve.” To my questioning
raised eyebrow she continued.
“Six foot is too tall for a girl so
I’m only five-twelve.” I assume
this distinction was due to there
being several interesting boys
around who might be slightly
sensitive to their height and not
wanting to date someone taller
than they are. This has been an
issue over the years and apparently still is.
In my family, some of the gals
have historically been fairly tall.
As a result, they often have worn
flats or other shoes that don’t
accentuate that factor. Right
now, though, I have a young
cousin who figures if you’ve got
it, you might as well flaunt it.
She often towers above me wearing three-inch high-heel shoes
and, frankly, she’s a knockout at
any level. She’s also smart so she
might be too much for a lot of fellows. On the other hand, she’ll be
quite a catch for the right one.
Personally, I’ve always been
perfectly content with my height.
That used to be just a shade
under six feet which I referred to
as five-eleven and three quarters. Alas, I have shrunk a bit
over the years so, although my
driver’s license states I’m fiveeleven, that might be stretching
it a tad. Still, it is fine with me.
I’m not so short that I can’t reach
stuff on high shelves, but not so
tall that I have to duck through
doorways. I have a nephew,
Scott, who is about six-four, and
he has to watch his head and
judge how low everything is. He
often runs around with another
fellow, Chad, who is about the
same, and they make quite a
pair. I refer to Chad as our semiresident carpenter since he often
comes to the ranch to hunt and
likes to do our carpenter work
because that gives him a good
excuse to stick around the place.
I fussed at Chad one day,
though, when he was repairing
our garage. He needed to take
down an eaves trough and enlisted my help. First, he lifted me in
the bucket of a tractor so I was
high enough to hold one end.
Then, on his part, he just reached
up and disconnected the trough
while standing on the ground
without aid of stepladder or tractor bucket. I grumbled at him
about that, but he just laughed
and went on with his work. If you
need something off the top shelf,
he’s the guy to ask for help.
Six-four isn’t too inconvenient
an altitude to grow to, but another local friend is six-six or seven
with a son who is an inch taller
than that. They have to duck
through most doorways although
they are ideally suited for other
things. They probably shouldn’t
be on submarines in the Navy
though. On subs, the doors are
all watertight ovals so almost
everyone has to duck through
them at the same time as they
step over the bottom part. This is
a bit tedious for anyone, but it
might be quite a feat for those
who are fairly long.
People, from my observation,
can be graceful at any height, but
I somehow enjoy watching guys
who are of moderate elevation.
Just the other day I watched a
young mid-size father shooting
hoops with his daughter, and he
was just fun to watch. He was
quick and accurate and had fluid
movements. He was similar to
the guys on a basketball team we
had while I was in high school.
Most of those fellows were under
six feet, but they were still good
enough to get to the state tournament. What they lacked in
height, they made up for with
speed and efficiency. They were a
lot more fun to watch than those
who are much taller but somewhat awkward looking in consequence. We recently have had a
local team that has gone through
three brothers who were not very
tall but who could all move like
greased lightning. With good
coaching and talented team
members, they won several state
basketball tournaments. They
were also great fun to watch.
As you can see, there are certain advantages to being any
height. One old friend of mine,
Pearl, was very short indeed and
always said she was never afraid
of falling even in old age. As she
explained it, she was already so
close to the ground that there
wasn’t apt to be much danger or
damage from dropping such a
As I see it, the spirit of a person
is more important that their
height. If you’re happy with how
tall you are, that is a plus, but
you can be a great guy or gal at
any level. As I said, I’m perfectly
content with being six foot or a
bit less so I guess I’m one of the
lucky ones. May you find contentment as well.
Speaker and General Counsel for South Dakota Lt. Colonel James Seward
Photos by Lonna Jackson
Dylan Iwan speaks about the history of Veterans Day as Wallace
Cook and Paige Moreland listen.
Above: The fifth and sixth grade classes sing “God Bless America.” Below: The kindergarten through fourth grade
sing “A Grateful Nation.”
Learning how to save a life
Photos by Tami Jo Newbold-Flynn
Pictured above are the training
manikins that were used to teach
Bev Ball’s eighth grade class
CPR/AED training. To the right,
Tammy Van Dam teaches Elijah
McAfee the heimlich maneuver for
JC FSA News
thus these payments will not be
These sequester percentages
reflect current law estimates;
however with the continuing
budget uncertainty, Congress
still may adjust the exact percentage
announcement intends to help
producers plan for the impact of
sequestration cuts in FY2014. At
this time, FSA is required to
implement the sequester reductions. Due to the expiration of the
Farm Bill on September 30, FSA
does not have the flexibility to
cover these payment reductions
in the same manner as in FY13.
FSA will provide notification as
early as practicable on the specific payment reductions.
Short-term financing is available by obtaining low interest
commodity loans for eligible harvested production. A nine-month
Marketing Assistance Loan provides financing that allows producers to store production for
later marketing. The crop may be
stored on the farm or in the warehouse.
Loans are available for producers who share in the risk of
producing the eligible commodity
• David Klingberg •
FSA ADVISES PRODUCERS
TO ANTICIPATE PAYMENT
REDUCTIONS DUE TO
USDA’s Farm Service Agency
(FSA) is reminding farmers and
ranchers who participate in FSA
programs to plan accordingly in
FY2014 for automatic spending
reductions known as sequestration. The Budget Control Act of
2011 (BCA) mandates that federal agencies implement automatic,
annual reductions to discretionary and mandatory spending
limits. For mandatory programs,
the sequestration rate for FY2014
is 7.2 percent. Accordingly, FSA is
implementing sequestration for
the following programs: Dairy
Indemnity Payment Program;
Marketing Assistance Loans;
Loan Deficiency Payments; Sugar
Loans; Noninsured Crop Disaster
Assistance Program; Tobacco
Transition Payment Program;
2013 Direct and Counter-Cyclical
Payments; 2013 Average Crop
Revenue Election Program; 2011
and 2012 Supplemental Revenue
Assistance Program; Storage,
handling; and Economic Adjustment Assistance for upland cotton.
Conservation Reserve Program
payments are specifically exempt
by statute from sequestration,
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• Bob Fanning (605) 842-1267 •
and maintain beneficial interest
in the crop through the duration
of the loan. Beneficial interest
means retaining the ability to
make decisions about the commodity, responsibility for loss
because of damage to the commodity and title to the commodity. Once beneficial interest in a
commodity is lost, it is ineligible
for a loan, even if you regain beneficial interest.
Almost all Farm Service
Agency payments are made electronically using direct deposit.
To keep the system running
smoothly, it’s critical to keep the
county office staff up to date on
changes you might make in your
financial institutions. If you have
changed accounts or institutions
that might affect the direct
deposit of your FSA payments,
contact the FSA county office so
we can update our files to insure
continued uninterrupted service.
DATES TO REMEMBER/
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Feel free to call the office if you
ever have questions on any of our
programs 605-669-2404 Ext. 2.
Chloride (CI) has been recognized as an essential nutrient for
plant growth since 1954. Chloride
is classified as a micronutrient,
since plants require only trace
amounts for their physiological
While research has been conducted in several states as early
as the 1970s, South Dakota State
University scientists have recently been continuing to explore the
effectiveness and value of chloride fertilizer in wheat production. Chloride helps with the
transport and uptake of essential
cations, such as calcium, potassium, magnesium and nitrate. The
nutrient also helps the plant
resist diseases such as leaf rust,
tan spot, septoria and take-all.
With these benefits, it is obvious that adequate chloride levels
can help optimize grain yield, and
one would expect yield responses
when soil test levels are low. Multiple research trials have indeed
shown that yield responses can
occur. Of particular interest to
SDSU researchers is to try and
document control of take-all and
other root diseases in wheat with
While the foliar diseases, leaf
rust, tan spot and septoria can be
effectively controlled with foliar
fungicides, and several of the root
diseases can be somewhat managed with fungicide seed treatments, no fungicide seed treatment is very effective against
take-all. Also, while variety
resistance is beneficial in managing many foliar and root diseases,
take-all is the exception, as little
difference has been found among
varieties regarding tolerance or
While we certainly don’t want to
discount the value of crop rotation in managing take-all and
other root diseases in wheat, adequate levels of chloride has been
shown as another means of controlling the diseases. The incidence of root diseases can be sporadic, and studies over the past
couple of years has not resulted in
significant infections, and therefore, moderate yield responses.
What we were able to document, regardless of the incidence
of disease, is the chloride levels in
the plant tissue. Preliminary
results indicate that we were able
to consistently increase the chloride levels in plant tissue with a
variety of chloride fertilizer products and application methods.
Chloride is one of the mobile
nutrients, i.e. water soluble, and
the only way to know where levels are in soil is to sample from 024” and have a soil lab analyze.
Current SDSU recommendations
are made by subtracting the 0-24”
chloride soil test from 60, with a
minimum recommendation of 15
Lbs/A of chloride.
Although several formulations
of fertilizer containing chloride
have proven effective in raising
soil test levels and providing benefits, one of the most readily
available products is muriate of
potash (0-0-60) or potassium chloride, KCL. This product contains
45 percent chloride, so the
amount of KCL fertilizer needed
is equal to Lbs of chloride needed
In low testing chloride soils,
chloride fertilization has proven
to increase both yield and kernel
weight, and can be an important
tool in optimizing wheat production, particularly winter wheat.
December 3-4, 2013: Ag Horizons
Conference, Ramkota Inn, Pierre,
Improve work/life balance Second graders empathize with turkeys
A free, interactive and fun
“Work and Life ... Better with
Balance” program will be held at
the Philip Elementary gymnasium in Philip, Monday, November
25, starting at 6:30 p.m.
The program is led by life coach
and professional trainer Leah
Braun. The time is designed to
raise awareness about the impact
of a life that is out of balance and
to encourage participants to
make changes which create balance and increase productivity.
Practical tips will be shared for
improving home and work life.
Main points to be covered will
include tips for improving productivity, self assessment, signs of
burn out, relationship between
resilience and balance, and tips
and individualized plans for
Life coaching topics range from
career to relationship and everything in-between. Life coaching
centers around effective communication, leadership, work and
life balance, and prioritizing
designed to enable individuals to
life coach/professional trainer
become their best, personally and
Braun provides personalized
life coaching and customized staff
development training for individuals, organizations and business-
es. She has 20 years of teaching
and public speaking experience in
public schools, adult education
and the military.
Braun spent 22 years in the
South Dakota National Guard
and served as a chaplain assistant and retired at the rank of
master sergeant. It was while in
the Guards that Braun earned
certification in several different
curricula aimed at strengthening
relationships and improving
Braun has a bachelor of science
in secondary social studies education from Black Hills State University and a master’s degree in
administrative studies from the
University of South Dakota. She
has a life coaching certification
from the International Coach
Academy and is a member of the
International Coach Federation.
The two hour presentation is
sponsored by Philip Horizons,
Kadoka Horizons, Philip Chamber of Commerce and Kadoka
There was a turkey named Teagan the Hero that hated aliens.
One day aliens landed near his
farm to take over Thanksgiving.
While at the farm, the aliens took
food from the people to run their
alien ship. The people ran for
their lives, running in circles.
They screamed, “Aliens--help us
Teagan!” Teagan came to their
rescue, broke down the alien ship
by hitting the engine with a rock.
The people yelled, “Teagan, the
turkey is our hero.” Thanksgiving was saved and they all ate
By Teagan Mann
Turkey artwork by Malikai Chipps
The Life of a Turkey
Tristen turkey was walking
Up the hill. He was
Really looking for a spot to hide.
Keeping his eyes open, or
Else he might see a hunter.
Yikes! I see a hunter now!!
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Hi! My name is Carla and I'm a
turkey. At Thanksgiving, it is
hard to run with only two legs.
Sally is nice as she hides me on
Thanksgiving Day. Do you want
to hear my story? Good, because
it's almost Thanksgiving. It started while I was living with my
family. I was feeling sick. My
mom went out to get some food for
me. Because of me, my family was
killed so a human came and her
name was Sally. She took care of
me. When I grew up, her dad
said, “We will have to hunt her!”
(hunt me!) “No, dad,” yelled Sally.
We ran outside and ran and ran
and ran. “GOBBLE! GOBBLE!” I
said. “Sh-sh-sh-sh!” she said. “I’m
so sorry. Go, go and find a new
home.” I ran and hid in the grass
and now I live in the forest in a
little hole and the hunters didn't
find me until this year. Oh no!!
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Hi! My name is Tim. I’m a fat
black turkey. I live in the woods
near a dozen trees. I put ropes
through the trees so I can fly and
not be seen. If I am seen, I'll get
fried and eaten. I have some
friends that are nice. They’re fun
to play with because they play
turkey football. It’s fun to play.
This is not always a fun
month-it’s only fun
Until Nov. 28 that day I
Run so they don’t catch me.
Keys help me get into my
Emergencies happen a lot.
You can help me by telling
people not to shoot me!
Go and tell people now so
Off I will go and they won't
Off you go-go tell them that.
Bye, bye go now!!!
Remember-Eat lots of healthy
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Above: Artwork by Kade Larson.
Below: Artwork by Sage Waldron.
Above: Artwork by Kaden Kinsley.
Artwork to the right by Breanna
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From the U.S. House
• Representative Kristi Noem •
The Affordable Care
Since the new healthcare
exchanges opened on October 1,
my office has received dozens of
calls and letters from South
Dakota families who are seeing
their premiums skyrocket. Some
of the South Dakotans calling
into our office have explained
that even when their plans were
grandfathered in, their premiums
One family had to triple their
deductible from $2,500 to $7,500
in order to get premiums down to
where they were before Obamacare. That’s just not acceptable
and in many cases it’s not affordable either.
We learned earlier this month
that just 27,000 Americans
signed up for coverage on Healthcare.gov between October 1 and
November 1. Just 58 of those individuals were South Dakotans.
Much of the blame for low enrollment numbers has been placed on
website glitches, but as the President has said on many occasions,
the Affordable Care Act is more
than a website and I agree.
Even in states that ran their
own exchanges and had a working sign-up website, enrollment
was low. Just over 75,000
enrollees entered the program in
these states, falling well below
The poor enrollment is more
than a communications problem
for the administration. It is also a
fundamental problem for the program. The healthcare exchanges
were designed with an understanding that large amounts of
young, healthy people needed to
sign up in order to balance out
the costs of older and less healthy
individuals. Low enrollment figures mean these young people
aren’t signing up, which could
cause premiums to increase even
We need to protect as many
people as we can with reforms to
the Affordable Care Act, but temporary fixes, such as allowing
individuals to stay on their current plans for one more year,
won’t fix the healthcare law’s
underlying problems. The only
way to do that is to replace the
Affordable Care Act with a consumer-driven approach.
I co-sponsored one such alternative, the American Health Care
Reform Act. This legislation
would increase competition by
allowing Americans to purchase
health insurance across state
lines. It would reform medical
malpractice laws and change the
tax code so families and individuals could deduct healthcare costs
on their tax filing, just like businesses already do. It would
expand access to Health Savings
Accounts and still provide a safeguard for individuals with preexisting
reforms will give consumers more
choices and target the core drivers of healthcare costs.
The healthcare law isn’t working. South Dakotans have called
my office and reported that their
premiums are rising by $3,000,
$7,000, even $12,000 a year
because of the new government
regulations created by Obamacare. For taxpayers, the costs
are also on the rise. President
Obama originally estimated the
Affordable Care Act would cost
around $900 billion, but more
recent projections by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget
Office show it will be closer to
$1.8 trillion, double the original
It’s just not affordable. This
week, I launched a new effort to
better hear the stories of those
who have been impacted. South
Dakotans can visit www.Noem.
House.Gov/MyStory to tell me
about the real impact the Affordable Care Act is having on their
Too often we throw around
numbers and projections, but
here in South Dakota we are now
finding out the real personal costs
of the health care law. I look forward to hearing your story.
From the U.S. Senate
• Senator John Thune •
and giving thanks
When I was young, I remember
my mother offering some great
words of wisdom when I would
complain about things that didn’t
go my way or vent my frustration
about what didn’t seem fair. She
would listen patiently and say,
“Remember to count your blessings.” It was her way of reminding me that despite the ups and
downs of daily life, I had far more
to be thankful for than I have
ever had to complain about.
I try to think of her advice
when I become cynical or frustrated by the gridlock and partisanship of Washington. I try to
think of her advice when I watch
friends struggle to make ends
meet as the economy continues to
lag, family budgets continue to
shrink, and health insurance
rates continue to increase. Yet, in
spite of the serious challenges our
country faces, we remain uniquely blessed to live in America and
have much for which to be thankful.
Our state and nation have a
rich history of pausing each year
to give thanks for all that we have
been given. We are thankful to
live in a country where we can
freely worship our Creator and
speak our minds without fear. We
are thankful to live in a state
where family, friends, and neighbors help one another during the
good times and the bad. We are
thankful for the brave men and
women who proudly serve our
country defending the freedoms
we hold dear.
Thanksgiving is not only a
time to give thanks, but it is also
a time to express our gratitude
through acts of goodwill and charity. Consider volunteering in your
community. Help wash the dishes
after dinner. Throw a football
with your siblings and laugh
about the trouble you made as
kids. Ask a veteran to share stories of a Thanksgiving spent overseas while in the military and
remember the families of the men
and women stationed abroad who
won’t be sharing this Thanksgiving with those they love.
As I take this time to count my
many blessings, I remain thankful for my wonderful family, for
the men and women who continue to defend our freedoms around
the globe, and for the opportunity
to continue to serve our state in
the U.S. Senate. I want to wish
all South Dakotans and their
families a very happy and safe
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From the S.D. Governor
• Governor Dennis Daugaard •
I strongly believe that the
workings of government should
be as transparent as possible.
Throughout my time in office, I
have operated under that principle and have done a number of
things to increase the openness of
state government. We have
released invitation lists, opened
the Governor’s Mansion and Valhalla to tours, and put more information than ever online. I’ve
asked boards and commissions to
post meeting minutes online and
hold meetings in places which are
accessible physically and via the
Last year, the Attorney General and I convened the Open Government Task Force. Media members and state and local officials
met to discuss how to improve our
open record and open meeting
laws, and a number of bills were
introduced last legislative session
as the result of that task force.
Even when information is
open, however, it isn’t very useful
when it cannot be easily accessed.
Putting information online, in
one location, with appropriate
explanation, allows the public to
participate in government at a
The state took an important
step in that direction last Tuesday with the launch of a new
administrative rules website:
rules.sd.gov. In South Dakota, the
Legislature can authorize state
agencies to pass administrative
rules. Rules put “meat on the
bones” and have the force of law.
This new website provides a practical way for South Dakotans to
read proposed rules and give
input. The rule-making process
can be confusing, but this site will
make it much easier for citizens
to track and to comment on proposed rules.
In our state constitution, the
South Dakota Bill of Rights
states, “All political power is
inherent in the people, and all
free government is founded on
their authority, and is instituted
for their equal protection and
As South Dakota citizens, you
deserve the opportunity to know
about and participate in your government.
Officials warn about
The state departments of transportation and public safety are
urging drivers to take extra precautions to avoid wildlife related
automobile collisions this fall and
winter when deer are the most
“The potential for serious animal-vehicle collisions increases
this time of year because deer are
on the move,” says Secretary of
Transportation Darin Bergquist.
“As we gear up for the holidays,
we want to remind travelers to
drive carefully and take extra precautions.”
According to the Office of Highway Safety, there are approximately 4,800 wild animal hits
each year. Between 2004 and
2012, there were 17 fatalities and
824 people injured in wild animalvehicle collisions.
“While deer-vehicle collisions
cause extensive vehicle damage,
most of the serious injuries and
fatalities are caused by drivers
taking evasive actions”, says Col.
Craig Price, superintendent of the
South Dakota Highway Patrol.
“Drivers need to avoid swerving
into oncoming traffic or leaving
Price advises motorists facing
an unavoidable crash with a deer
to apply the brakes firmly, hold on
to the steering wheel, stay in their
lane of traffic and bring the vehicle to a controlled stop.
Drivers can improve their safety by following these suggestions:
•Wear your seat belt. This is your
best defense of avoiding injury in
•Slow down and prepare to stop
as soon as you see a deer or other
animal. It is much safer to stop
than to have to take evasive
•Increase the distance between
your vehicle and other cars, especially at night.
•When you see a deer, look for
additional deer on both sides of
the highway. Deer are herd ani-
mals and frequently move in
groups. For maximum safety,
assume the deer will cross your
•Drive with your high beams on
and watch for eyes reflecting in
•If you see a deer near the road,
give your horn one long blast. The
sound gives the animal an audible
signal to avoid.
•Deer are nocturnal and tend to
travel at dawn and at dusk, which
is also the time it is most difficult
to see them.
•If you hit a deer, call 9-1-1. Law
enforcement officers will assist
with injuries and write a report to
provide to your insurance company.
•State law says any person who
wishes to take possession of a deer
or antelope killed by a motor vehicle on a state highway must notify
a conservation officer to obtain
permission before taking possession of the animal.
The Clinical View
• Dr. P.E. Hoffsten •
throws curve ball
The 75-year-old gentleman
came to the emergency room
because he had a high fever, was
coughing up blood, and had rightsided chest pain with each
breath. He had become very weak
and unable to care for himself at
home. He was very ill and in spite
of his brag that he had not seen a
doctor in ten years, he was very
willing to come into the hospital
Following admission, he was
started on oxygen, given intravenous antibiotics, and provided
physical therapy to improve the
mechanics of his breathing. He
had a fever of 103 degrees
Fahrenheit on admission, a white
blood cell count of 18,000 cells per
cubic millimeter (normal value
10,000 cells per cubic millimeter
or less), and a blood test called a
CRP with a value of 22 milligrams percent (normal value 0.8
milligrams percent or less).
Thus, he fit all the diagnostic criteria allowing an easy diagnosis
of a community acquired pneumo-
nia. Two days later, the cultures
done from his blood and his sputum both grew pneumococcus.
His fever curve had come down to
normal by that time, his white
cell count dropped to 12,000 cells
per cubic millimeter, and the CRP
had dropped to eight milligrams
percent. How easy can it get?
This was a classical case of pneumonia and it was getting well.
On the third hospital day, he
was being considered for discharge, but said he didn’t feel
good. He was aching all over, his
fever curve had gone back to
about 99.5 degrees Fahrenheit,
and his CRP had gone back up to
10 milligrams percent. Something was wrong. A new physical
examination did not yield any
new signs and he had no specific
On the fourth hospital day,
something was definitely wrong.
He now had a fever to 100 degrees
Fahrenheit, his CRP had gone up
to 14 milligrams percent, and he
was feeling “terrible.”
A 75-year-old gentleman with
no medical attention for ten years
is very fertile ground for a host of
other disease processes. He still
had his gall bladder. His prostate
was bigger than it needed to be.
He had very poor dental hygiene
and chronic sinusitis. So the
search for the cause of the reversal in his course was intensified.
A CAT scan of his chest and
abdomen yielded no structural
abnormality to explain the reversal in his course. A host of other
blood tests looking at liver functions, kidney functions, blood
counts, etc., yielded no helpful
abnormality. It was seen that
there was an increase in a type of
white blood cell called an
eosinophil. Eosinophils are a
marker for an allergic reaction.
At the time of his admission, he
had been started on two different
types of antibiotics to cover the
expected bacterial pathogens.
When the cultures returned
showing a pneumococcus as the
presumed cause of his pneumonia, it was not certain that the
pneumococcus was the only
pathogen. Mixed infections do
occur and thus when he had done
well the first two days of his hospitalization, those antibiotics
were continued as previous. The
standard treatment is to continue
an antibiotic for at least a week.
But now we had a dilemma.
Do we stop the antibiotics that he
is taking because of the potential
that the eosinophilia he has may
be a marker for an allergic reaction to those antibiotics? Possibly,
he needs a third antibiotic, possibly he needs entirely different
antibiotics, and possibly the
recurrent fever has nothing to do
with his antibiotics.
Based upon the facts of the
patient’s course, it was elected to
stop the two antibiotics he was
taking. A third antibiotic of an
entirely different chemical family
was chosen to replace the antibiotics that had been used. This
third antibiotic was also effective
against the pneumococcus.
Two days later, he still felt rotten. He indicated that he just didn’t feel like eating, he still had a
low grade fever at about 100
degrees Fahrenheit, and his blood
tests hadn’t really changed very
much. A repeat physical examination at this time indicated right
upper quadrant abdominal tenderness. It was not excruciating,
but it was definitely not normal.
An ultrasound of his gall bladder
was done and demonstrated
something called sludge. This had
not been seen on the CAT scan of
his abdomen, but was now a clear
indication of gall stones. There is
a special type of x-ray called a
HIDA scan that will demonstrate
whether the gall bladder is functioning normally or instead is
“sick.” His HIDA scan was very
To make a long story short, he
underwent a cholecystectomy to
remove his gall bladder. His new
antibiotic was continued for a full
week after the surgery and he
recovered completely and went
The moral of the story is that
sometimes “disease throws a
curve ball.” What appears to start
off as a simple case of pneumonia
easily diagnosed and treated
doesn’t always turn out that way.
The healthcare providers at your
local clinics and hospitals are well
aware of this type of problem and
usually have to deal with some
form of it every day. Hoffsten’s
First Law: “Rarely are medical
Unofficial Record of
Proceedings of the
Murdo City Council
October 7, 2013
The Murdo City council met in regular
session on Monday October 7, 2013.
Mayor Geisler called the meeting to
order at 7:30 p.m. Members answering
roll call were: Wayne Esmay, Jay Drayer,
Arnie Waddell, Mike Jost and Mayor
Geisler. Absent: Matt Kinsley. Also present Tami Flynn (The Murdo Coyote),
Jerry Hatheway, and Krysti Barnes. All
motions were unanimous unless otherwise stated.
The agenda for the meeting was
reviewed and approved on a motion by
Waddell, seconded by Esmay. The minutes for the September meeting was
reviewed and approved on a motion by
Waddell, seconded by Drayer.
The building permits for the month were
reviewed and a motion to approve them
as follows was made by Esmay, seconded by Waddell: Steven O’Dell – roof;
David Geisler – sidewalk/drive; Murdo
Ford – cement pad; Lonna Jackson –
roofing; Charles Keever – deck; Patrick
Barnes – shed teardown.
At this time the public area was opened
and Alissa Vanmeeteren from the Governor’s Office of Economic Development
gave presentation to the council concerning her role in helping our community and a Business Development Representative. Council visited with her and
many questions and comments were
made and council thanked her for attending.
The vouchers for the month were presented and approved on a motion by
Waddell, seconded by Drayer.
GENERAL: Payroll – 4,333.91, Payroll
taxes – 912.43; Retirement – 309.84;
The Murdo Coyote (publishing) 219.06;
Wellmark (insurance) 901.53 Golden
West (phone) 111.41; Quill (copier/computer) 371.45; Murdo Family Food (supplies) 25.67; FNB (travel) 128.94;
Corky’s (supplies) 11.98; Harmon Law
(fees) 590.00; JC Register of Deeds (filing) 30.00; Servall (mats) 61.56.
PUBLIC SAFETY: Jones County (law
enf contract) 1,600.00. West Central
PUBLIC WORKS: Payroll – 2,519.59;
Payroll taxes – 845.18; Retirement –
367.47; Golden West (phone) 55.70;
Wellmark (insurance) 901.53; Heartland
Waste (garbage) 3,587.00; Dept of Revenue (sales tax) 263.28; WR/LJ (water
airport) 40.00; Farmers Union (gas/fuel)
321.11; Moore Building (supplies) 23.62;
Venard Inc (tire repair) 59.93; Baker
Trucking (gravel) 10,312.64; Butler Cat
(parts) 328.33; Corky’s (supplies) 49.60;
Croell RediMix (concrete) 243.00; KLJ
(engineering) 28,467.88; Pioneer Country Mart (fuel) 76.20; SD DOT (sign
renewal) 32.00; SD Federal Property
(supplies) 17.50; West Central (electricity) 4,450.61.
PARKS & RECREATION: Golden West
(phone) 41.15; FNB (supplies) 406.38;
Farmers Union (gas) 74.77; Dept of
Revenue (water testing) 13.00; Esmay
Elec (golf course) 10,045.81; Hawkins
(chem) 25.00; The Royal Flush (porta
potties) 270.00; West Central Elec (electricity) 1,239.62.
SPECIAL REVENUE: Brett Nix (ind
park) 689.43; Chamber (1/2 BBB Tax)
6,863.55; West Central Elec (electricity)
WATER: Payroll – 3,946.23; Payroll
taxes – 1,061.58; Retirement – 425.45;
Golden West (phone) 55.70; WR/LJ
(water/tower) 5,442.75; FNB (travel/conference) 453.68; Pioneer Country Mart
Farmer Union (fuel)
189.43; Corky’s (supplies) 56.47; Moore
Building (supplies) 23.61; SD Federal
Property (supplies) 17.50; West Central
WASTEWATER: SD One Call (locates)
14.43; Corky’s (supplies) 19.92; Fastenal
(lagoon repairs) 161.53.
Sheriff Weber was unable to attend due
to a re-scheduled football game so the
council moved on to the Street Report.
He discussed the installation of the culvert in the alley east of south Main Street
and drainage by the clinic. He discussed
a break down with the loader, the
absence of a warranty on the loaders
tire, and the teardown for Jay Drayer. A
motion was made by Esmay, seconded
by Waddell to approve the report.
Erikson was absent due to illness this
evening so council moved on to the
Financial Report. Barnes presented her
written report at follows: Cash in bank –
660,210.95; MMDA – 161,547.67; Savings – 976.67; Change – 40.00. Sales
tax – 45,062.02; Property tax – 1,506.40;
Liquor license/operating agreements collected – 3,000.00 (one left outstanding).
Other items Barnes has been working on
will be discussed later in the meeting. A
motion to approve the report was made
by Jost, seconded by Esmay.
OLD BUSINESS: Barnes presented
information concerning the Transportation Alternatives Program Grant that a
letter of intent was submitted for. She
also reminded council of the follow up
meeting to the Housing Study to be held
November 6, 2013 at the Turner Center.
At this time, the auction time for the sale
of the hay at the North Dam area was
opened. Three potential bidders were
present and Mayor Geisler gave the
terms of the auction and proceeded with
bidding. Final bid was left with Mike
Barnes for $60 per ton. A motion to
accept that bid was made by Waddell,
seconded by Drayer.
At this time, Charles Buxcel met with
council concerning the trailer in violation
of the ordinance located at his court.
That trailer and other items were discussed at length and Mr. Buxcel presented them with a plan. Council will discuss
this later and decide on action.
Council discussed law or code enforcement at this time and decided to try to
have a joint meeting with the county and
NEW BUSINESS: the Comprehensive
Improvement Plan (CIP) for the airport
was discussed and items were moved on
the current plan as per conversations
Barnes had with representatives from
the FAA and the SD DOT. A motion to
approve those changes and authorize
the Mayor to sign the new CIP with those
changes was made by Drayer, seconded
At this time, council moved into executive session at 10:10 p.m. on a motion by
Waddell, seconded by Esmay to discuss
pending legal matters/litigation. Mayor
Geisler declared council out of session at
10:30 p.m. and being no further business, council adjourned.
City Finance Officer
Published November 21, 2013, at the
total approximate cost of $62.70.
Proceedings of the
Jones County School
AGENDA: Motion by Rankin, seconded
by Whitney to approve the consent agenda.
Motion by Rankin, seconded by Whitney
to approve the following:
MINUTES: of the October 14, 2013 Regular Meeting.
FINANCIAL REPORTS: approved as
follows: GENERAL FUND: Bal.Bro't Fwd
$500,606.32; RECEIPTS Ad Valorem
Taxes $9,069.45, Mobile Home Taxes
$306.87, Prior Yrs Taxes $247.46,
Penalties $95.13, Interest $31.72,
$1,550.00, Concessions $2,164.40, Co
Apportionment $5,163.88, State Aid
$32,423.00, Exp Reimb $39.27, Donations $515.00, 21st Attendance $454.00,
$152,115.20; Bal on Hand Checking
$49,794.92; MMDA $104,953.08; Investments $250,000.00. CAPITAL OUTLAY:
Bal Bro't Fwd $181,271.18; RECEIPTS
Ad Valorem Taxes $2,422.53; Mobile
Home Taxes $52.39, Prior Yrs Taxes
$52.78, Penalties $21.57, Interest $6.98,
Donations $462.23. EXPENDITURES
$40,212.30; Bal on Hand Checking
$53,173.58; MMDA $90,903.78; Investments -0-. SPECIAL EDUCATION: Bal
Bro't Fwd $957,415.11; RECEIPTS Ad
Valorem Taxes $3,523.19, Mobile Home
Taxes $76.52, Prior Yrs Taxes $75.21,
Penalties $31.39, Interest $51.21, Exp
Reimb $543.02. EXPENDITURES
$18,298.28; Bal on Hand Checking
$470,972.41; MMDA $212,444.96;
Investments $260,000.00. PENSION
FUND: Bal Bro't Fwd $270,196.83;
RECEIPTS Ad Valorem Taxes $763.35,
Mobile Home Taxes $18.40, Prior Yrs
Taxes $18.72, Penalties $7.49. EXPENDITURES $0; Bal on Hand Checking
$271,004.79; MMDA -0-; Investments -0FOOD SERVICE: Bal Bro't Fwd
$32,930.88; RECEIPTS Pupil Sales
$8,119.86, Adult Sales $982.90, Headstart $354.33, Fed $8,943.28. EXPENDITURES $17,463.82;
Bal on Hand
Checking $33,867.43; MMDA -0-; Investments -0-. TRUST & AGENCY: Bal Bro't
$11,159.63; EXPENSES $10,291.44;
Bal on Hand $27,418.81.
EXPENDITURES: and the issuing of
checks on November 12, 2013. PAYROLL BY DEPT: FICA paid through First
Fidelity Bank, Retirement check issued
to SD Retirement System and Health
Insurance check issued to Wellmark.
PAYROLL: $90,960.81; EMPLOYER
SHARE: FICA $6,592.67, RETIREMENT
$11,160.96. GENERAL FUND: ASBSD-Seminar Share--$110.00; Stacey Booth-Snacks $39.48; Cengage--Supplies
$157.50; Century Business--Copier
Maint/Copies $116.60; Chesterman-Pop $182.50; City of Murdo--Water
$182.50; Rose Comp--Adapter $5.29;
Corkys--Supplies $334.27; Country
Pride--Bus Fuel $115.99; Days Inn-Lodging $486.00; Discovery Ed--License
$950.00; DoAll--Citrix $200.00; Esmay
Electric--Replace Murdo Aud Exhaust
Fan $3,369.00; Farmers Union-Propane/Bus Fuel/Gas $2,314.72; Farner Bocken--Concessions $888.66; Ann
$52.94; Heartland--Garbage Collection
$390.00; Hillyard--Supplies $198.33;
Inmans--Filters/Service $128.70; Jeff
McDorman--Piano Tuning $255.00;
Moores--Supplies $402.64; Allan Moreland--Mileage
Newsam--Credits $80.00; Officemax-Supplies $1,263.95; Olson Plumbing-Water Fountain $222.95; Peak Fitness-Services $945.00; Pepsi--Pop $221.50;
Pioneer Auto--Cards $12.98; Precision-Microscope Repairs $976.85; Ranchland--Flowers $75.00; Rapid City
School--Med Training $250.00; SD One
Call--Cable Tickets $7.77; SDAESP-Conf Fee $175.00; Servall--Mops/Towels
Cleaned $752.97; SHI--Software/Licenses
Repairs $711.88; Boyd Thorson--Stump
Inc-Repairs/Maint $1,375.73; Verizon-Cell/Phone $210.92. CAPITAL OUTLAY: Farmers Union—Propane $683.41;
Amazon—Library Books $253.75; Vevig
Const—Trim Door $208.00. SPECIAL
EDUCATION: PAYROLL $12,491.92;
EMPLOYER SHARE FICA $913.37;
$1,045.000; Bonnie Dowling--Tuition
Credits $160.00; Amazon--Ipad/Case
$720.95; Guesthouse--Lodging $108.00;
Parent--Mileage $33.30; Huron School-Tuition
$1,363.80; Super 8--Lodging $50.59.
PENSION: None. FOOD SERVICE:
SNOW REMOVAL: bid from Christopher
Nix in the amount of $60.00/hr accepted
for the 2013-2014 school term.
STUDENTS OF THE MONTH: Kalli
Hespe, Dana Trethaway and Jacob
Birkeland for October.
Murdo Coyote • November 21, 2013 •
Notice of Hearing
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:
($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; 4-H/
EXTENSION: Thirteen thousand dollars ($13,000.00),
SHERIFF; Seventy thousand
dollars ($70,000.00), all line
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE
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.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED,
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.
Published November 21, 2013, at the
total approximate cost of $51.62.
WORK AGREEMENTS: for Donna Fischer--SpecEd Aide/Clerk $8.20/hr; Ashley Geigle--SpecEd Aide $8.20/hr; Carole Benda--21st Century Staff $8.00/hr;
and Marilyn Iverson--Certified LongTerm Sub $200.00/day.
OPEN ENROLLMENT: #14N5-1 was
approved as presented.
PUBLIC SCHOOL EXEMPTION: #1N14
was received for the 2013-2014 school
OLD BUSINESS: Goals for the 20132014 school term. Health Insurance
Update. P-Card Application Update.
The next School Board meeting will be
Monday, December 9, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
Motion by Mathews, seconded by
Volmer to adjourn. Meeting adjourned at
Published November 21, 2013, at the
total approximate cost of $67.26.
November 12, 2013
The Board of Education of the Jones
County School District No. 37-3 met in
regular session on November 12, 2013
in the High School Library with the following members present: Carrie Lolley-President, Chad Whitney, Andy Rankin
and Dean Volmer. Administration Present: Grant Vander Vorst--Superintendent, Lorrie Esmay--Elementary Principal,
Tami Schreiber--Business Manager.
Guests Present: Jody Gittings and Tami
Scott Mathews arrived 7:05 p.m.
Board President Lolley called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. with Board
members present answering roll call. All
actions in these minutes were by unanimous vote by members present unless
otherwise stated. Pledge of Allegiance
NEW BUSINESS: Presentation by Jody
Gittings on prospective new Ag Classes
Reports by Department Heads.
EXECUTIVE SESSION: Motion by
Rankin, seconded by Mathews to enter
executive session at 8:00 p.m. in accordance with SDCL 1-25-2 subchapter a.
Board President declared session over
at 8:53 p.m.
AUCTION LOCATION. From Sturgis: Three (3) miles East on Highway
34 to Highway 79, North on Highway 79 nineteen (19) miles. From Newell:
Four (4) miles South on Highway 79. Watch for signs.
Hay is all 2013 crop in round bales.
First cutting alfalfa, 550 bales; Second cutting, 560 bales;
Third cutting, 160 bales; Oats and Wheat combination, 225 bales;
Grass hay, 70 bales; Haybet Barley, 20 bales.
COMMENTS: All 2013 crop year, net wrap round bales, baled with Vermeer
605 M baler. Most bales stacked close to blacktop highway. Loader available
sale day to load hay. All stacks will be marked with number of bales in each
stack. Sellers of hay have been in business for several years and put up quality
Owners: Lewis & Shaykett, Nisland, South Dakota
and Guest Consignors
NO BUYER’S PREMIUM. Terms: Cash
Not Responsible For Accidents
CLASSIFIED RATE: $5.00 minimum for up to 20 words.10¢ per word after
initial 20. Each name and initial must be counted as one word.
CARD OF THANKS: Poems, Tributes, Etc. $5.00 minimum for up to 20
words.10¢ per word after initial 20. Each name and initial must be counted
as one word.
NOTE: $2.00 added charge for bookkeeping and billing on all charges.
PUBLISHER’S NOTICE: All real estate, advertised in this newspaper is
subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, which makes it illegal to
advertise “any preference, or discrimination on race, color, religion, sex, or
national origin, or any intention to make any such preference, limitation, or
This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate
which is a violation of the law. Our readers are informed that all dwellings
advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis.
job ready! HS diploma/GED &
PC/Internet needed! 1-888-4249412.
DISPLAY AD RATE: $5.20 per column inch.
Deadline is Tuesdays at 10 a.m.
SALESPERSONS sell aerial photography of
farms, commission basis, $7,000$10,000/month. Proven product
and earnings. Travel required.
More info at msphotosd.com or
TRAINEES NEEDED! Become
a Medical Office Assistant at SC
Train! No experience needed!
Online career training gets you
FAULK COUNTY HIGHWAY
applications for FT Highway
Maintenance Person. Competitive salary, benefit package.
EOE. Closes December 2. For
application call 605-598-6233.
PRESS OPERATOR: FULL
TIME 2-color offset press operaposition
Spearfish, S.D. Apply at Sales@
resume to (605) 642-7645.
LPN’s & CNA’s, top weekly pay,
direct deposit, & flexible schedules. Take control of your schedule with Tri-State Nursing.
Apply online today. www.tristatenursing.com 800-727-1912.
Murdo Coyote • November 21, 2013 •
LINDA’S DRIVE IN, FAITH,
S.D. Great business opportunity,
great location. Well known business. Serious inquiries only. 605515-1196.
DRIVERS WANTED: CDL,
owner operators, freight from
Midwest up to 48 states, home
regularly, newer equipment,
Health, 401K, call Randy, A&A
LONGBRANCH IN PIERRE,
S.D. We have lowered the price &
will consider contract for deed.
Call Russell Spaid 605-280-1067.
DAKOTA LOG HOME Builders
representing Golden Eagle Log
Homes, building in eastern, central, northwestern South &
North Dakota. Scott Connell,
605-530-2672, Craig Connell,
DISH TV RETAILER- Starting
at $19.99/month (for 12 mos.) &
High Speed Internet starting at
$14.95/month (where available.)
SAVE! Ask About SAME DAY
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ADVERTISE IN NEWSPAPERS statewide for only
$150.00. Put the South Dakota
Statewide Classifieds Network to
work for you today! (25 words for
$150. Each additional word $5.)
Call this newspaper or 800-6583697 for details.
CUSTER S.D. TOWNHOMES
at Boot Hill--New construction,
only two units left and the project will be complete. 1470 +/square feet. Two bedroom, two
bath and two stall garages. Great
location, low association dues
and close to all the Black Hills
attractions. Have the interior finished to your specifications.
Reindl Real Estate and Auctions
Inc. Tim Reindl owner-broker
LOOKING FOR A FULL TIME
OFFICE ASSISTANT: Monday
through Friday, 8:00-5:00. Wage
depends on experience. Call
Charles Baker Trucking for more
details 605-669-2100. M47-1tc
CAREGIVER/AIDE: Part time
position available in the Murdo
area assisting elderly and disabled individuals in the comfort
of their own homes. Will assist
with basic cleaning, laundry,
meal prep, personal cares, and
other tasks which allow independence. Flexible schedules and
great supplemental income.
Please contact the office (605)2242273 or 1-800-899-2578. Be sure
to check out our web site at homecareservicessd.com.
RANCH HELP WANTED: Must
be good with livestock and
machinery. Wage depends on
experience. Call Dave Fuoss 669M46-2tc
2127 Mike 669-3094.
FREE: Used 2’X9’ corrugated &
3’X20’ roofing steel to be removed
off of 26’X120’ building. Call 8432869, Midland.
Thank you to everyone for the
calls, cards, memorials, visits and
food after Ellen’s passing. Thanks
to the women who served food
after the funeral.
The Family of Ellen Totton
A sincere and appreciative
thank you to everyone who
remembered my birthday with
cards, gifts, phone calls, a big
hug, a couple of parties and in
any other way. What a great 85th
birthday. Again, many thanks!
Liver & Onions
Potatoes & Gravy
Oven Baked Chicken
Angel Food Cake w/ Strawberries
Fish Sandwich w/ Lettuce