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Number 9
Volume 108
February 27, 2014


What’s NRCS, FSA and the Chili contest
inside: conservation district

Chili contest 4

Notice of Annual Township Meetings
Notice of Vacancy
Jones County School Board
Notice of Vacancy
Municipality of Murdo
Jones County School District
Notice of Property
Tax Relief Programs
West River Water
Development District
Notice of Intent to Operate
Murdo City Council
Proceedings of Public Hearing
Murdo City Council

Last week a picture was
mislabeled that went with
the Academic Olympic’s
story. It said Christian
Nelson and it should have
said Dylan Iwan. Sorry and
good job at the olympics

by Tami Jo Newbold-Flynn
There are three separate entities in the United States Department of Agriculture service
center building west of Murdo.
They may be separate, but they
all work in conjuction to help
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) offers
the technical assistance or planning and implementation of programs. The NRCS was created
in the 1930s because of the dust
Ryan Willert, the NRCS district conservationist said, “We
help producers on private lands
address their recourse concerns.” Those concerns could involve anything to do with soil
conservation or with wildlife
habitat. They also help people in
urban settings.
There is a nine step planning
process to help producers identify and treat concerns in many
aspects of soil, water, air, plants
and animals and they recently
added energy.
The NRCS is federally funded
through the farm bill. Congress
sets up and denotes where the
money is to go. Federal law says
that you can’t have a NRCS

without a conservation district.
Conservation districts can
vary largely from county to
county. They are a subdivision of
the state government and are
not federally funded, so some receive some funds from their
county and some can actually be
fully funded by their county and
yet, others may not receive any
funding from their county.
“Jones County’s Conservation
District receives $7,500 from the

county. Conservation otherwise
operates on the revenue that is
generated by the services they
offer, such as tree planting, drill
rental, and handplant sales.
Some new products in the last
few years are perennial plants
and taller trees and a new service is a tilling service for tilling
new areas for trees and already
planted shelterbelts.
Continued on page 9

Photos by Tami Jo Newbold-Flynn
Above: The building just west of Murdo that
houses the NRCS, FSA and conservation district.
Right: The sign as you first pull into the building’s
parking lot.

Courtesy photo
Arnie Waddell (left) wins people’s choice and judges’ choice with his and Kelsey
Iwan’s chili. Most unusual chili winner Dixie Warner is on the right. More details about the chili contest can be found on page 4.

Principal Esmay starts a principal advisory team
by Tami Jo Newbold-Flynn
Lorrie Esmay, principal of
Jones County Elementary, got
together a team of students
that have agreed to meet and
advise her on some decisions
that affect the student body.
The City of Murdo and
Esmay, along with her advisory team, also worked to get a
grant for sidewalk funding.
Esmay said, “They assisted me
in drafting and signing a letter
to the DOT for a safe schools
grant to get a sidewalk to the
lunch room.”
Their suggestions for why a
sidewalk was needed included
safety for walking, being able
to ride bikes, going to the pool
from the summer program,
using pedometers for more exercise. Some of the advisory
team would also like to help by
being crossing guards.
Continued on page 4

Photos by Tami Flynn and Lonna Jackson
Back row (L-R) Emily Jacobs, Sophia Kustar, Cash Herman, Cooper Feddersen,
Rudy Edwards, Tanner Willert and Seiney Moore. Front row (L-R) Dylan Iwan,
Bryer Kinsley, Tayah Anderson, Corben Reutter, Bria Klingberg, Kendal Kinsley
and Bre Jackson.

Coyote Character Coyote Character

February Pillar: Respect
February Coyote Character students. Back (left to right): Jett Nix, second grade; Tristen Host, second grade; Gunnar Whitney, first grade; Gavyn Fire Cloud, first grade;
Corben Reutter, first grade and Jace Nix, first grade. Middle (left to right): Sophie
Dowling, second grade; Sage Waldron, second grade; Kamri Kittelson, second grade;
Timber Vevig, first grade and Alethea Kustar, first grade. Front (left to right): Mallory Venard, kindergarten; Natalie Sealey, kindergarten; Tayah Anderson, kindergarten; Gus Edwards, kindergarten and Jett Vevig, kindergarten.

February Pillar: Respect
February Coyote Character students. Back (left to right): Jadyn Jensen, third grade;
Jolie Dugan, third grade; Mallory Valburg, third grade; Slade Benedict, fourth grade;
Kayin Convey, fourth grade; Kelby Saunders, fourth grade; Jaelyn Green, fourth grade;
Taylor Feddersen, fourth grade and Kenadie Steilen, fourth grade. Front (left to right):
Eli Kustar, third grade; Hannah Brost, third grade; Kendal Kinsley, third grade; Peyton Rankin, third grade; Ramona Vasquez, third grade; Madelyn Host, fourth grade;
Alexis Moran, fourth grade; Seiney Moore, fourth grade and Jonah Moran, third

Members of the advisory team with Lorrie Esmay turning donated change in at
the bank for the Pennies for Patients fundraiser.

..Mighty Coyote

February Mighty Coyote students. Back (left to right): Wallace Cook, sixth grade; Hailey Cook, sixth grade (candy bar recipient); Sophia Kustar, fifth grade (candy bar recipient); Kira Left Hand Bull, fifth grade; Nikki Thin Elk, fifth grade (t-shirt recipient)
and Ty Fuoss, fifth grade (candy bar recipient). Front (left to right): Lilli Moore, sixth
grade (candy bar recipient); Emily Jacobs, sixth grade (candy bar recipient); Dylan
Iwan, sixth grade (candy bar recipient); Chance Dugan, fifth grade (candy bar recipient) and Wyatt Olson, fifth grade (candy bar recipient).
Each month the fifth and sixth grade students have an opportunity to become a Mighty
Coyote by meeting the following criteria: Students will turn in homework for each of
their classes on time, no office referrals, be a model citizen, trustworthy, fair and caring towards others. If a student receives three Mighty Coyote awards they will earn a
Mighty Coyote t-shirt. After receiving a t-shirt they earn a candy bar for consecutive

Jones County News
by Janet Louder • 669-2696

Johannsen scholarship

Exercise room reminder

The exercise room at the Tech Center is open seven days a week from
5 a.m. to 10 p.m. with a key card. Patrons need to be out of the building one hour after the doors are locked; no later than 11 p.m. on weekdays. Key cards cost $25 annually. If you have any questions or would
like a key card, contact the high school office.

Kids Club

Kids Club, sponsored by the Community Bible Church, will meet
Wednesday, March 5 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, March 3 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, March 3 at 7:00 p.m. at
the Draper hall. The public is welcome to attend.

County commissioners

The Jones County commissioners will hold their monthly meeting at
the courthouse on Tuesday, March 4 at 1:00 p.m. The public is welcome
to attend.
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Our deepest sympathy goes out
to the family of Jean Freier. Funeral services were held on a very
snowy day at the Draper St.
Paul’s Lutheran Church with Rev.
Ray Greenseth officiating. Jean
was laid to rest in the Draper
cemetery, then back to the hall for
a noon meal and a time of fellowship. Some out of towners there
were Joyce Ernst of Pierre, along
with daughter Rita Smithburg of
Sturgis and her daughter Joni
and Bob Latham of Sundance,
Wyo. Janet Louder also had a little chat with Craig Freier who
came on icy roads from Windsor,
Colo. Considering the weather
there was a nice turnout of family
and friends to pay their last respects.
Helen Louder, Lill Seamans,
Bev Nies, Katherine Patterson
and Cheryl McMillan listened to
the first and second graders read
to them. After, all but Katherine
went for coffee.
Nelva and Janet Louder joined
relatives Harold and Dallas Uthe
and daughter Jackie of Sioux
Falls and son John; Dick Smith;
Matt and Julie Smith and girls;
Bob Hall of Sheridan, Wyo.; and
his sister Jo and Greg Grimshaw

of Gregory (all cousins). It was a
nice get together.
Betty Mann played bridge at
the home of Dallas Uthe near
Presho on Thursday.
Emil Magnuson of Rapid City
arrived at Eldon and Esther Magnuson’s last Tuesday and stayed
until Friday. The guys played
cards with cousins on Tuesday
and Thursday. On Thursday the
trio had dinner in Presho at the
home of sis Delores Volmer.
On Saturday Eldon and Esther
Magnuson accompanied Chad
and Heather Whitney and boys to
Kadoka to the grade school game.
They joined Terri Pelle there.
After the game the group had
lunch together at a local cafe.
The Presho Farm and Home
Show was held Saturday at the
auditorium on a nice day. There
were many vendors – lots of
prizes given away, but Janet didn’t win any! The entertainment
was singer Lane Moore. He was
joined by cousin Beth Mertens for
a few duets. The show was very
good. It was at 11 a.m. and again
at 2 p.m. and Janet watched both.
They are both very good singers –
heard some Elvis Presley (Lane
doesn’t do the hip thing, though),

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Coyote News Briefs
The deadline for the Lee Johannsen Scholarship available to college
students who were graduates of Jones County High School is Friday,
April 4, 2014. The scholarship will be awarded to a student who will be
in their junior or senior year at their respected college or university for
the 2014-2015 school year. A copy of the scholarship application is available at the Jones County High School office or can be downloaded from
the Jones County School web page To have one
sent to you, please call 605-669-2258 or email

Murdo Coyote • February 27, 2014 •

Cheryl McMillan’s name was
inadvertently left out of last
week’s local news of the ladies
that spent the weekend at the
Schweitzer home in Brandon. Our
apologies, Cheryl.
Deepest sympathy to the Jean
Freier family. Jean passed away
after a long struggle with many
health issues. She will be missed
in both the Murdo and Draper
Cole and Holley Stoner have a
baby girl, Paisley Rae, born February 20, in Minot, N.D. Her
grandparents are Robin and Ken
Stoner of Murdo. Congrats to the
new parents and grandparents!
The Book and Thimble Club
held their regular meeting on
Thursday, February 20. They met
at the high school lab where they
were entertained and informed of
the history of sculpture in the
whole world by the resident artist
Darwin Wolf. He had them do a
exercise to improve their eye to
hand vision by sticking both
hands inside a large paper bag
then looking at a spray bottle and
attempting to draw details of
what we saw; not to perfect, but
the second time showed quite an
improvement; which was the object of the exercise. He is the
sculptor for the firemen and
emergency responder sculpture in
the works for the Pierre area. He
was working on the fireman proj-

ect during the meeting.
Jennifer (Geisler) Kaiser was
home to celebrate her birthday
with her father, Dave Geisler,
over the past weekend. She is living in Peach Tree City, Georgia.
She and her husband are doing
mission work with a group called
“God’s Eyes.” They pair up with
other optometrists and missionaries from around the world and
then go to specific needy areas
and test eyes and make “new”
glasses for the person right on
site. Her husband is an optometrist and is now doing this
mission work full time. May God
bless their ministry.
Winter has again returned to
the area, as I write the two inches
we were predicted to get is more
like five inches, light stuff so we
will probably be shoveling by
morning. It sure is pretty right
now. I hope everyone drives carefully and gets home safely. Spring
is coming!
Tami and Brian Flynn, Matt
and Lisa Kinsley, Brandon and
Teri Kinsley, Bryce and Heather
Chambliss, Joni Moore and
Dakota Hovey drove to Mitchell
Saturday, February 22 to spend
some time with and to see their
friend Dan Brunskill’s house. The
group stopped and had lunch and
then enjoyed playing games and
visiting before coming home on

some Marty Robbins and more.
Only ones from Draper I saw were
Lill Seamans, Karen Bower and
Jackie Boyle, who had a table
there. Of course, there is always
the indian tacos and pie, which
Janet cannot pass up.
Ray and Janice Pike took in the
grade school games here and the
one in Kadoka on Saturday. Sunday evening Kati and Drew Venard and family were supper
guests at their grandparents’
home. Monday morning the Pikes
were in Murdo to watch the Coyote Character awards being given
The Vivian Lutheran church
held a soup, sandwich and pie
dinner Sunday at the church. The
Draper area was very well represented. Some were: Eldon and Esther Magnuson; Pastor Rick and
Jane Hazen; Ray and Janice Pike;
Paul and Katherine Patterson;
Ray and Shirley Vik; Marcie
Schmidt; Ardith Miller; Karen
Bower; Betty Mann and Lill Seamans. The meal was very good.
With the cold weather, it is “soup
time.” They played bingo later but
Nelva and Janet Louder didn’t
stay for that. Heard Lill say that
she won a pie.
Talked to Roger Vik on Monday. He said he is doing fine.
Melva’s sister, Linda Sumners,
was there visiting. It was Melva’s
birthday but Roger thought it was
too cold to go out, so will wait
until later. She is as old as Janet
Louder now! Happy birthday,
It has been a busy spot at the
home of Kim and Tony Schmidt’s.
Son Brady of Brookings came on
Wednesday. Daughter Kayla and
Jeremy Hoag, Sydney and Alexis
of Aberdeen arrived on Thursday.
Jaime Schmidt and Shawn and
his daughter, Grace, of Aberdeen
came Friday; while Darla Tucker
of Woonsocket and son Donny
Howard of Mitchell arrived Saturday. Of course, Amanda and Kraig
Henrichs, Blake and Layney are
here. Saturday evening the group
gathered at the auditorium annex
for supper, joined by Don Volmer;
Dean, Terri, Jackson and Tana
Volmer; Short and Dianne Marshall. Not sure if Donald Bill was
surprised or not when others arrived later for cake (made by
Janet) and ice cream to celebrate
his February 24 birthday. It was
also granddaughter Kayla’s birthday on Monday. Also there were:
Nelva and Janet Louder; Eldon
and Esther Magnuson; Darin
Louder and Lisa Cline; Kevin
Louder; Scott Dowling; Margie
Boyle, plus some other young fellas. On Sunday the Schmidt family, Darla and Donald Bill
gathered at the UMC for the baptism of Alexis Lee, daughter of Jeremy and Kayla. Her big sister,
Sydney, along with sponsors Aunt
Jaime and Uncle Brady, joined Jeremy, Kayla and Alexis for the
baptism by Pastor Hazen. Others
there were Jeremy’s family; his
mom Peggy Blackwell of Pierre;

his dad and brother, Fred and Eric
Hoag of Philip; and brother Josh
of Aberdeen. Following the service
all gathered at the auditorium
annex for dinner, complete with a
baptismal cake. All returned to
their respective homes except for
Brady who waited to drive home
in the snow on Monday.
Lila Mae Christian traveled to
Mitchell on Thursday to spend
time and the night with her sisterin-law Arlene Brown. Friday
morning she went to Freeman.
From there she accompanied son
Doug and his son Ray to York,
Neb., for a belated family Christmas get together. Others there
were: daughter Cheryl and Dan
Burke and family; Patti Shinabarger of Rapid City and her
daughter Shanna and Cody and
family from the Lincoln area; son
Neal and Kathie and family of
Gordon; daughter Delores Ricke
and girls of Lindsay, Okla. On
Sunday all gathered for brunch
and then headed home, reporting
a good time. Lila Mae got home
ahead of the snow.
Trace and Karen Dowling have
been busy taking in the ball games
here and in Kadoka to watch
grandson Jake play.
Alice Horsley added another
year on Sunday. Her daughter
Caroline of Alaska will be coming
the end of March and they will celebrate her birthday then. She has
been getting cards and really appreciates getting them. Happy
birthday, Alice.
Happy birthday Monday to Gen
Nelva and Janet Louder’s
turned 14 on Saturday; but they
were unable to be there. The leap
year baby, his mom Cara, doesn’t
get a birthday this year, but she
still has to turn over another year!
Donna Kinsley, Courtney and
Ruby Gould and Ellie Erikson visited Janice Moore at Chamberlain
on Saturday. They also took in the
Presho Farm and Home Show.

Courtesy photo
On behalf of the Okaton Modern
Woodmen Chapter #4374, Donna
Green presents Kristy Gross with a
check in the amount of $2,324.00 representing funds raised to offset Kristy’s
kidney transplant expenses.

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West Jones
County Fire
District Annual
Monday, March 3
Murdo Fire Hall
7:30 p.m.

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Church and Community

Murdo Coyote • February 27, 2014 •


Maurine Gibson

Loretta “Jean” Freier
Loretta “Jean” Freier, 84, of
Pierre, formerly of Draper, died
Wednesday, February 19 at Maryhouse in Pierre. Jean was born
on September 2, 1929 to Tom and
Ella Mae Cox in Pierre, where she
grew up and attended school. She
married Alex Freier of Draper on
September 14, 1948.
To this union was born a
daughter, Sharon, and two sons:
Ray and Randy. Jean and Alex
were married 65 years and spent
all but the last three years on the
farm northeast of Draper until
they moved to Kelly’s in Pierre.
Jean was a stay-at-home
housewife and one of her biggest
passions was sewing. She made
everything from wedding dresses
to men’s suits and everything in
between; she even won awards on
some of her outfits. She also enjoyed tatting, crocheting, knitting
and making quilts. She was a
great cook and always had a
homemade dessert.
Jean was a member of St.
Paul’s Lutheran Church in
Draper for 65 years. She taught
sunday school there for many
years and was a member of the
Priscilla Circle. She and Alex
went on many wagon train rides
throughout the state and made
many friends along the way. They

also enjoyed it when their grandkids could go along with them to
share the experience.
She was preceded in death by
her parents, Tom and Ella Mae
Cox; two brothers: William and
Fred; three sisters-in-law: Grace
Schamber, Esther Keyes and
Emma Bahr; three brothers-inlaw: Hank, Jim and Ed Freier.
Survivors include her husband,
Alex; daughter, Sharon (Chuck)
Pietrus, of Pierre; two sons: Ray
and Randy, both of Draper; five

grandchildren: Jennifer (Steve)
Bagley of Sierra Vista, Ariz.,
Jesse Barker of Kunsan AB,
South Korea, Craig Freier of
Windsor, Colo., Stephanie Freier
and fiance Brian Williams of
Rapid City, and Doug (Megan)
Freier of Columbus, Neb.; two
Bagley and Brooklyn Freier;
three sisters: Helen (Bob)
Schillinger of Hot Springs, S.D.,
Judy (Tom) Losea of Casper, Wyo.,
and Evelyn Holcomb and friend,
Jerry Mendenhall of Rapid City;
two brothers: Robert Cox of
Kalispell, Mont., and Ralph
(Bonna Faye) Cox of Cedar
Rapids, Neb.; two sisters-in-law:
Helen Doeden and Kathryn Parsley of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and
numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation and services were
held on Monday, February 24 at
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in
Greenseth officiating. Burial followed the at Draper cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to
Hospice or St. Paul’s Lutheran
Church. Arrangements have been
placed in care of Isburg Funeral
Chapel. Online condolences may
be made at

“Seizing the hope set before us” Heb. 6:18
•Pastor Rick Hazen, United Methodist Church, Murdo and Draper•
“For the Word of God is living,
and active, and sharper than any
two-edged sword,” (Hebrews 4:12)
When my parents were married, the pastor gave them a devotional titled, God’s Word for
Today: A Devotional Book for the
Home. The devotional is written
by O. Hallesby, Ph.D. Back in
1937, when this devotional was
published, Hallesby taught at the
Independent Theological Seminary in Oslo, Norway. In the Revised Standard Version of the
Bible, the verse in Hebrews continues: “…piercing to the division
of soul and spirit, of joints and
marrow, and discerning the
thoughts and intentions of the
heart. And before him no creature
is hidden, but all are open and
laid bare to the eyes of him with
whom we have to do.” (Hebrews
No one can hide from God. We
cannot fool God. We cannot run
away and hide from God. Adam
and Eve tried and failed. Read the
Bible. From Genesis through Revelation, man and woman, in their
feeble attempts, have tried and
failed — even down to today.
Just as Jesus Christ is “the
same yesterday, today, and forever,” the words written by
Hallesby are still very fitting to us

This is from a January 29 devotional:
“It is exceedingly hard for many
of the children of God to read the
Bible every day. They do not cease
reading, but their reading becomes such a dull and heavy task
that they are afraid it is of no
avail. They do not seem to derive
any benefit from it.
“My friend, do not permit yourself to become thus confused, provided you in simple faith and
prayer make use of your Bible
each day.
“It may be that you misunderstand Bible reading somewhat. It
is easy for you to think that it is
you who are to strive in one way
or another to draw spiritual nourishment from that which you
“No, it is the Holy Spirit who is
to make the Word you read food
for your soul.
“Remember that He must perform a miracle every time you
read the Bible if it is to become
bread unto your soul. And He is
glad to perform this miracle.
“When you pick up your Bible,
therefore, fold your hands in a
childlike way and ask Him to perform the miracle, whether you
read much or little.

“And when you have done
this, read with confidence and
assurance that what you read
enters into your soul as spiritual
“Do not sit there with nervous
questionings as to whether it becomes food, and food enough,
unto your soul. The people who
think too much about the food
they eat and their digestion
weaken their digestive powers
and develop a nervous stomach.
“No, gather your thoughts
about the Word as you read.
And thank God for the eternal
truths which have coursed
through your soul. The Spirit
will see to it that the Word does
its work within you, even
though you do not always know
what it works.”
Paul, the apostle, had these
words about the Bible that he
shared with his young charge,
Timothy. They are very good and
appropriate words for us today:
“All scripture is God-breathed
and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training
in righteousness, so that the
man [and woman] of God may
be thoroughly equipped for
every good work” (2 Timothy
3:16-17). Amen!

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

Maurine M. Gibson, 90, died
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at
Avera Dougherty Hospice House
in Sioux Falls, S.D. Her funeral
service was held on Saturday, February 15 at East Side Lutheran
Church, Sioux Falls, with burial
at Hartford Cemetery, Hartford,
Maurine Mae Steineke, daughter of Louis and Gertrude (Schliemann) Steineke, was born July 13,
1923 in Hartford, S.D. She grew
up and received her education
Maurine was united in marriage with Gerald Gibson on September 12, 1942 in Dakota City,
Maurine made her special purpose in life one of love. She lived
her life full of faith, love and grace.
The loves of her life were her husband, family and friends. The
times she cherished were the ones
she spent with her family. She
cared for many family members

and less fortunate children. Maurine lived her life as a gentle spirit
with a beautiful soul, always caring with a compassionate heart.
She was a blessing to everyone she
touched. Her radiant smile expressed what she was about, love.

Maurine was a long-time member of East Side Lutheran Church.
In her early life she lived and
worked in Georgia where her husband was serving in the military.
Most of her adult life was spent
raising and caring for her family
and extended family. She also
worked at Lewis Drug. Maurine
enjoyed bowling and traveling.
Grateful for having shared her
life are her husband, Gerald; four
children, Gary Gibson and his
wife, Angie, Jerry Gibson and his
wife, Sharon, Sandi Larson and
her husband, Len, and Vicki Gibson and Mike Garry, all of Sioux
Falls, S.D.; seven grandchildren;
21 great-grandchildren; one greatgreat-grandchild; a sister, Ruth
Iversen, Murdo, S.D.; and a host
of other relatives and friends.
Maurine was preceded in death
by her parents, Louis and
Gertrude; a brother, Marvin
Steineke; and two sisters, Agnes
Nelson and Janet Johnson.

Former Murdo resident honored
Provided by the
Meade County Times
Marvin Sharp was honored as
the Meade County Veteran of the
Sharp served in the United
States military from 1948 to 1952
as a gunner on the Boeing B-29
Superfortress in the Air Force.
Sharp was part of the 32nd
bombardment squadron where he
worked his way through tail gunner, left gunner, right gunner, and

then to central control. He had
done a lot of travels throughout
the US as well as foreign service
that included:
• Lackland AFB, Texas
• Lowry AFB, Colorado
• Smoky Hill AFB, Kansas
• Barksdale AFB, Louisiana
• Davis Mothan AFB, Arizona
• McDill AFB, Florida
• Kirkland AFB, New Mexico
• England
• Germany

Marvin Sharp and his unit. Sharp is in the bottom row helping hold the flag.

• Bermuda Island
• Azores
• and Goose Bay Labrador
He has been awarded the Good
Conduct medal as well as the Korean War Medal. After separating
from the military, Sharp moved to
Murdo where he drove bulk oil
and gas truck for 30 years.
Later he owned a laundry service for 15 years before moving to
Sturgis where he worked for the
community center before retiring.

Courtesy photo

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.

Heaven — And Who Will Go There
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!

Most people are surprised when they learn that the Old Testament, though three times as large as the New, does not contain one single promise about
going to heaven. God’s people, in Old Testament times, looked forward to a glorified earth, with Messiah as its Ruler.

Okaton Evangelical Free Church
Okaton I–90 Exit 183 • Pastor Gary McCubbin • 605–837–2233 (Kadoka)
Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. (CT) • Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. (CT)
Messiah Lutheran Church
308 Cedar, Murdo, S.D. • Pastor Ray Greenseth
Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. • Sunday School: 10 a.m. • Bible Study: Tuesday 7 a.m.
Thursday 9:30 a.m. • Midweek: Wednesday 3:15 p.m.
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
Draper, S.D. • Pastor Ray Greenseth
Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. • Bible Study: Wednesday 9 a.m.
Community Bible Church
410 Washington, Murdo, S.D. • Pastor Alvin Gwin • 669–2600
Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. • Sunday School: 9:45 a.m.
Wed. Night Bible Study: 7 p.m.


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This was so even when our Lord was on earth and continued to be so through Pentecost. Peter, addressing his kinsmen just after Pentecost, said in
essence: “Repent, and God will send Jesus down here” (See Acts 3:19-20), but Paul, in his epistles, says by divine inspiration: “Believe, and God will
take you up there.”
This apostle of grace teaches us that God has already given believers in Christ a position and “all spiritual blessings” in heavenly places in Christ
(Eph. 2:4-6; 1:3). And he teaches further that at the close of this dispensation of grace “the dead in Christ shall rise” and “we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together …to meet the Lord… and so shall we ever be with the Lord” (I Thes. 4:16,17).
Thus it is that Paul, God’s special apostle for our day, declares that “our conversation [or citizenship] is in heaven” (Phil. 3:20) and writes of “the
hope which is laid up for you in heaven” (Col. 1:5). Thus it is that he encourages persecuted saints, saying: “Ye…took joyfully the spoiling of your goods,
knowing…that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance” (Heb. 10:34). And thus he writes even of death:
“For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dis- solved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the
heavens” (II Cor. 5:1).
“…to die is gain….to depart and to be with Christ…is far better” (Phil. 1:21,23).

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Educationally Speaking
• Jones County Superintendent Grant Vander Vorst •
Think spring!!! I believe the
thoughts of warmer weather and
green grass are on all of our minds.
It is this time of year where we
start to think about state testing,
although it is nearly a month away
the preparation continues. This
year the state testing will be done
online for the first time in our district. A benefit of online testing is
that the feed back for student
achievement should be much more
efficient. The testing window is
March 31 to April 18.
Spring break is also in the
month of March. We will not be insession on March 13 and 14 for the
girls state basketball tournament
and March 20 and 21 for the boys
state basketball tournament.
Please mark these dates on your
calendars and good luck to both

teams as they enter district and region tournament play.
A reminder to all parents that
we do have conferences scheduled
on March 10 from 3-7 p.m. with
school dismissing at 2:30 p.m. This
is a great time to work together
with the teaching staff to help students do their best. March 10 is
also the night that the school board
conducts their monthly business
meeting. District patrons are encouraged to attend the 7 p.m. meeting.
In the near future we will offer
the opportunity for breakfast in the
elementary school. Currently, students go to the high school for
breakfast and they walk back to
the elementary building with supervision when they are complete.
We hope to increase the amount of

Snow, wind &
cold continue

students eating breakfast by doing
this, as studies have shown that
students achieve better and learn
more if they have had something to
eat in the morning.
If students were interested they
would be asked to sign up the night
before in the elementary office that
way the kitchen staff would have a
number to plan for, students will
still be allowed to eat even if they
don’t sign up but that is recommended practice that we would like
to work towards. March 11 is our
targeted date for starting breakfast
in the elementary building.
Thank you for your past and future support of Jones County
schools. If you have any questions
or concerns please contact me via
grant.vandervorst@ or by phone at 669-2258.

Esmay’s team
Continued from page 1
Esmay said, “The advisory
team also helped choose movies
for our Christmas party. They assisted in Pennies for Patients, that
raised $435.55. We have also been
working on ways to resolve playground issues.”
The team would also like to do a
fundraiser to raise money for new
backboards for the basketball
hoops on the playground. Money
already raised from school mall
packets is also being put toward
Esmay is very appreciative to
all the students for all their assistance.

Photo by Tami Jo Newbold-Flynn
Jones County was only forecast to receive one to two inches of snow on Monday, but
most residents got twice that much. The wind also blew and the temperature stayed
in the single digits.

Murdo Coyote • February 27, 2014 •

Chili contest participants
help raise money
Over 100 people attended the
Murdo Lions Club Chili Cook-Off
fundraiser Saturday, February 22
at the Jones County Sportsman’s
Club. There were eight different
varieties of chili to choose from.
Arnie Waddell and Kelcy Iwan’s
secret recipe chili helped them win
the Judge’s Choice award and the
People’s Choice award. Dixie
Warner’s chili won the most unusual category.
The supper was followed by a
pie auction and other items that
were donated. The donations included a deer hunt by Charles and
Eleanor Zuccaro and a hog donated by the Murdo Veterinary
Prior to the auction, Jim Butt
representing the Jones County
Community Foundation, stated
that the foundation has recently
given the Jones County Caring
and Sharing $2,000 and will
match up to an additional $1,000
from the auction. He went on to

say that the foundation has given
away over $90,000 since its inception in 1995 and will continue giving to worthy causes in the local
Jones County area as that fund increases.
Pastor Ray Greenseth gave a
brief update of the Jones County
Caring and Sharing and was very
thankful for the financial support
received from the community. All
the proceeds from the auction and
other donations will help ease the
financial burden of cancer patients within the Jones County
The evening concluded with 58
pies, desserts and other items auctioned off by Bill Eckert. The auction brought in over $2,700 with
total money raised for the evening
totaling over $3,300. The added
match of $1,000 from the Jones
County Community Foundation
made for a very successful evening
and will help Jones County Caring
and Sharing continue with their

important service.
The Murdo Lions Club and
Jones County Caring and Sharing
are very appreciative to all those
who helped to make the evening a
success. And especially to those
who donated the pies and other
items for auction.

Keith Hespe (left) and Ray Erikson get
ready to announce chili cook-off winners and present them with aprons.

Photo by Tami Jo Newbold-Flynn
Advisory team with Principal Lorrie
Esmay turning in money for

Courtesy photos
After eating and judging chili, the crowd visits until the pie/dessert auction starts.

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Jones County High School
March 2014

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Region GB Tourney

HS Music Contest
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BB District Tourney
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State “B” GB Tourney
@ Huron

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State “B” BB Tourney
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State “B” BB Tourney
@ Aberdeen

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

Another surgery
that doesn’t work
Six years ago, I had the experience of two gentlemen with very
similar problems presenting in the
same week. They both had a condition called renal artery stenosis.
With this condition, the large
main artery that supplies a pint of
blood a minute to the kidneys had
become compromised. This was
due to atherosclerotic disease,
very similar to what causes
strokes and heart attacks in the
brain and the heart, except in this
case the artery was being compromised to the kidney. Both of these
gentlemen had been advised that
they needed to have surgery done
on the main kidney artery to open
it up and thereby save their life.
They both had severe hypertension and one of them had significant kidney failure, in addition. I
advised them both against having
any type of surgery done and instead strongly suggested that they
be treated with enough medication to keep their blood pressure
down, keep their cholesterol down,
and in one gentleman’s case, to
stop his cigarette abuse. One of
the gentlemen elected to proceed
with the surgery anyway and I received a very irate call from the
surgeon who was going to treat
the other person. The surgeon felt
that if surgery was not done on
this gentleman, his kidney would
be lost and he would be on dialysis. I replied to the irate surgeon
that to that time, seven years ago,
there had never been a study done
that demonstrated any life-saving

or complication-saving effect of
renal artery surgery in spite of the
fact that it was a very popular surgery then. According to my interpretation of the literature, without
evidence based demonstration of a
clear benefit from surgery, I feel it
was an unwarranted procedure
and with major potential risk.
This past week, an article appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine describing a study
of 947 individuals that had renal
artery stenosis. Half of them were
assigned to receive the surgical
procedure on their renal artery
and the other half of the group
was to be treated with medications alone but no surgery. Both
groups were followed for four
years to determine if there was
any demonstrated benefit from operating on the renal arteries. The
answer was no. There were no
fewer heart attacks, no fewer
strokes, no fewer patients with
kidney failure, no fewer hospitalizations for heart failure, and no
increased need for kidney transplantation or hemodialysis. Indeed, these complications occurred
in both groups, but the surgery
group did not fare any better than
the group that had received medications alone. Thus, although the
surgery had been done as described, there was no benefit to
the surgical treated group. This
was another surgery that didn’t
I thought of the two gentlemen
that I had consulted on seven
years ago and was gratified to remember that the gentleman I had
advised against surgery was still
alive and doing well. He was still

being treated with substantial
doses of blood pressure medications and was living independently. The gentleman who had
undergone the surgery had also
survived the seven years and he
too was on medication and living
independently. In other words, my
personal experience matched up
with the article I had just read.
In defense of the surgical procedure, I have experienced patients
in the past who did have the surgery done and I thought at the
time quite appropriately, although
there was still not evidence-based
information that would justify
such surgery. The message from
this experience is that there are
many surgeries such as this that
are of no demonstrated benefit.
Indeed, coronary artery bypass
surgery has definite life-saving effect that is evidence based. But
atherosclerotic disease such as
heart attacks and strokes are
often accompanied by disease in
other vessel systems of the body.
Clearly, one third of patients that
have heart attacks will also have
vascular disease of the brain, peripheral vascular disease of the
legs, and/or vascular disease of the
kidneys. Treating any one of these
with a surgical procedure does not
reverse the problems of the other
vascular problems in the body.
The most critical part of dealing
with atherosclerotic disease is: (1)
don’t get it (do your diet and exercise) and (2) treat it vigorously if
it does occur. Trying to do a surgical procedure without intense
treatment of the underlying atherosclerotic problem is of little

State receives funds from the NBCF
A $37,500 grant from the National Breast Cancer Foundation
will help provide mammograms
for eligible South Dakota women.
The funding comes to the Department of Health’s All Women


Count! breast and cervical cancer
screening program and there is
the potential for an additional
$37,500 to be added in July.
The goal of the foundation’s National Mammography Program for



state health departments is to provide mammograms for women in
need and save lives through early
“A mammogram can detect
breast cancer in its earliest, more
treatable stages,” said Colleen
Winter, health and medical services director for the department.
“This funding will help cover the
cost of clinical breast exams and
screening and diagnostic mammograms for South Dakota women
between 30-49 who meet program
Excluding cancers of the skin,
breast cancer is the most common
cancer diagnosed in South Dakota
women and the second leading
cause of cancer death. Each year
an estimated 538 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in South
Dakota and 100 women die from
the disease.
All Women Count! provides
breast and cervical cancer screening services to women age 30 to 64
that meet program guidelines.
Since 1997, the program has enrolled 22,000 women. To find out
if you are eligible, call the local
community health services office,
your health care provider, or the
Department of Health toll free at
1-800-738-2301 or see the web at

Murdo Coyote • February 27, 2014 •


Prairie doc essay: The most
important diagnostic test
clear he had a viral infection, which
in turn triggered some asthmabronchitis-like problems. What he
needed was inhaled steroid-asthma
medicines and some time for the
viral illness to run its course. That
given, the correct treatment was
provided, the coughing resolved,
and an exposure to a dangerous antibiotic was avoided.
“There's been blood in the toilet
again but it’s just my hemorrhoids,” he said. It took some convincing to get him in for a
colonoscopy, but when we did, there
was a large polyp turning to cancer
out on a stalk in his colon, which
was removed through the scope.
Not what he expected, but his story
brought us to save him from a cancer death.
With all these misleading words,
still the patient’s story and the clinician’s ear are the most important
diagnostic tools available. Even
with advanced technology, exten-

by Richard P. Holm MD
Listening carefully, I mean really listening, is the most important diagnostic tool in the doctor’s
bag, but it is rarely straightforward.
“It’s that pesky ulcer again,” she
said. “Just prescribe me more of
that heartburn drug, and I’ll be
better...” But the pain progressed;
the after-a-fatty-meal and recurrent nature of the pain story came
out. With the added character of
the exam and an ultrasound test,
the diagnosis of gall bladder disease finally was made. Soon after,
we removed the infected and almost ruptured gallbladder.
“I have sinusitis and bronchitis,
and need an antibiotic. Nothing
helps until I get the antibiotic. Just
give me the antibiotic,” he demanded. And yet after learning of
the two days of sore throat and
ache-all-over, then the runny nose,
and two weeks of cough, it was

sive blood and laboratory tests,
complex genomics, and MRI, CT,
and PET scans, the old-fashion taking a careful history is still the
most important way to make the
correct diagnosis. More than one
research study has shown that laboratory and imaging tests make the
diagnosis about five percent of the
time, the physical exam about 15
percent, and the history about 80
Of course it is important to use
the right test when appropriate,
but in this day and age, some
would criticize modern medical
providers for becoming too dependent on fancy and expensive tests,
and for not taking enough time to
listen, I mean really listen to what
our patients have to say.
Dr. Rick Holm wrote this editorial for “On Call®,” a weekly program where medical professionals
discuss health concerns for the general public.

Brown Clinic to offer 3D mammograms
While 2D mammograms take a digital and flat picture of the breast,
3D mammography takes multiple
images of the breast and converts
them into a stack of very thin layers or “slices.”
“With conventional mammography, we are looking at all the complexities of the breast tissue in one
flat image,” adds Dr. Schaunaman.
“Sometimes breast tissue can overlap, giving the illusion of normal
breast tissue looking like an abnormal area. What happens then, is
we need to call a patient back for a
second look. 3D mammography
means fewer false positives and
greater peace of mind for our patients.”
3D mammography complements
the standard 2D mammogram and
can be performed at the same time
with the same system. There is no
additional compression needed and

Brown Clinic is the only clinic in
the region to offer patients the revolutionary technology of 3D mammography (tomosynthesis) for
breast cancer screening. This stateof-the-art tool is designed to detect
breast cancer in its earliest stages
when it is most treatable.
“Annual mammograms can detect cancer early – when it is most
treatable. In fact, mammograms
can show changes in the breast up
to two years before a patient or
physician can feel them.” says
Gwen Schaunaman, MD, diagnostic radiologist at Brown Clinic.
“The 3D images make it possible
for radiologists like me to gain a
better understanding of the breast
tissue during screening.”
2D mammography is the current
standard for breast imaging, and it
is still considered a high quality
tool for the detection of cancer.

it only takes a few more seconds
longer for each view. In addition,
3D mammography is still a low
dose exam, less than the FDA limit
for mammography.
“We recognized there was a need
for this type of technology in our region,” says Jim Vachal, Chief Administrative Officer. “We don’t
want our patients having to travel
far from home for screenings that
takes just minutes and can save
their lives.
Experts at the American Cancer
Society (ACS), American College of
Radiology (ACR), and Society of
Breast Imaging (SBI) all recommend that women receive an annual mammograms starting at age
40. A doctor will work with each individual patient on what screenings are needed and when. Patients
wanting to schedule an appointment for a mammogram can call
Brown Clinic at (605) 886-8482.

What MyPlate says about dairy
by Ann Schwader
Nutrition Field Specialist
SDSU Extension
Through the years, a variety of
food guide systems have steered
Americans towards good nutrition;
helping them know what and how
much to eat. Dating back to 1916,
the United States Department of
Agriculture’s (USDA) food guide
system was called “How to Select
Food.” In the 1940s the guide was
called “A Guide to Good Food”
which showcased seven food
groups. Spanning the next 36
years, there were three more food
guide systems prior to the “Food
Guide Pyramid”, which was introduced in 1992. The “pyramid” concept was revamped in 2005 to “My
Pyramid”; it incorporated an updated icon that included physical
activity. Our current USDA food
guide system is “Choose My Plate”
also known as “MyPlate”; it was
added in 2011. It includes an icon
that is associated with mealtime
for consumers. A common thread
that runs through all the past and
current food guide systems is the
dairy or milk group.
According to MyPlate, the dairy

group encompasses all fluid milk
products including fluid milk
(skim, 1%, 2%, whole milk, flavored
milks, lactose-reduced milks and
lactose-free milks.) The dairy group
also embodies foods that are made
from milk, that retain their calcium
content. Examples include milkbased desserts (puddings, ice milk,
frozen yogurt and ice cream);
cheese (hard natural cheeses, soft
cheeses and processed cheeses);
and all yogurts (fat-free, low fat, reduced fat and whole milk yogurt).
Foods made from milk that have
little to no calcium, such as cream,
butter and cream cheese, are not
part of the dairy group.
Consuming dairy products provides nutrients needed for bone
health and reduces the risk of osteoporosis. The dairy food group
provides vital nutrients; calcium,
vitamin D, potassium and protein.
Milk has calcium which is important for strong bones and teeth. Vitamin D keeps calcium and
phosphorus levels maintained,
which then help to build and maintain bones. Potassium may help to
maintain healthy blood pressure.
Recommended amounts of daily
dairy consumption: Children: ages

2-3 years old, 2 cups; 4-8 years old,
2-1/2 cups. Girls: ages 9-13 years
old, 3 cups; 14-18 years old, 3 cups.
Boys: 9-13 years old, 3 cups; 14-18
years old, 3 cups; Women and Men:
31-50 years old, 3 cups; 51+ years
old, 3 cups.
During an infant’s first 12
months, they need to consume
breast milk and/or formula. Toddlers one to two years old should
drink whole milk for the dietary
fats needed for normal growth and
brain development.
For individuals who do not consume dairy products, calcium food
sources include: calcium fortified
juices and cereals, canned fish, soybeans and some leafy greens.
Check out “Tips for Making Wise
Choices in the Dairy Group” for additional non-milk calcium sources
and creative methods for incorporating the dairy group into your
diet. Check out “Got Your Dairy
Today?”10 tips to help you eat and
drink more fat-free or low-fat dairy
For more information, contact
SDSU Nutrition Field Specialist
Ann Schwader at the Winner Regional Extension Center at

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Phone: 669–2121
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Monday and Friday
8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
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From the U.S. House
• Representative Kristi Noem •

American ingenuity:
the best economic
Last week marked the fifth anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which
is better known as the “stimulus
package.” As the administration
blows out the fifth candle on the
cake, unemployment is still too
high, incomes are too low and economic growth is too slow.
Today, the unemployment rate
still hovers well above what is considered to be full employment.
And with each monthly jobs report, we find that the number of
Americans participating in the
workforce is trending down. In
2007, 66 percent of Americans had
a job or were actively seeking
work, but today that number toggles between 62.8 and 63.0 percent – the lowest levels since
Jimmy Carter was President.
Part of this is due to the retirement of baby boomers, but changing demographics don’t explain
the entire slide. The poor economy
is sending would-be workers back
to school, keeping them out of the
workforce. Others are so frustrated with finding employment
that they’ve pushed their resumes

aside and simply given up for the
time being.
Adding to this workforce exodus
is the latest report from the government-run, nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office that
explained more than two million
Americans who would otherwise
rely on a job for health insurance
will reduce their hours, stop looking for work or quit their current
jobs as a result of the benefits they
can get under the Affordable Care
Act. That’s a dangerous economy
for the United States to foster.
This is not to say that we can’t
still turn this around. American
drive and ingenuity has time and
again resurrected our economy.
It’s just a matter of allowing that
drive and ingenuity to take hold
Some states, like South Dakota,
are already doing it. CNBC’s annual “Top States for Business”
ranked South Dakota as the nation’s most competitive state in its
latest analysis. What’s interesting
is that if you pull back the lens, we
find that 13 of the 15 most competitive states were run by republican governors and had state
legislatures where republicans
were in the majority at the time
that the analysis was conducted.
Of the five least competitive
states, four were run by demo-

cratic governors and democratic
Moreover, a 2012 analysis by
USA Today showed that red states
– or those that tend to lean republican – saw a far greater increase
in personal income during the first
five years of the recession than
blue states – or those that lean
democratic. In fact, personal income in 23 red states rose 4.6 percent between the start of the
recession in 2007 and 2012. Personal income in 15 blue states and
the District of Columbia rose just
0.5 percent during that time. Income in so-called “swing states”
rose 1.4 percent.
What this tells us has less to do
with politics and more to do with
the values each party tends to advocate for. Republicans often fight
for lower regulations, fewer taxes
and more individual liberty, while
democrats favor government-centric policies. By lifting the government’s weight on individuals and
businesses, Americans
shown their drive and ingenuity
can still create jobs, increase incomes and amplify opportunity –
just as it has done since our country’s founding.
When you put the economy
back in the hands of Americans,
we do more than just get by – we

From the S.D. Governor
• Governor Dennis Daugaard •

Better government:
Driver licensing
Three years ago, I launched the
Better Government Initiative to
make government more open and
accessible. I believe government
should be as convenient and efficient as possible. We have put
more services online, made agencies more transparent and repealed thousands of words of
unnecessary statutes and rules.
These may not be my most
glamorous proposals, but they
have made state government more
efficient and accessible. Let me
share a concrete example.
In the summer of 2012, we had
a problem at some of our driver li-

censing stations. Many citizens
were experiencing wait times of
more than two hours. Some had to
wait more than three hours.
That’s unacceptable, and in July
of 2012 I announced a comprehensive plan to make the driver licensing system more efficient and
convenient. We extended our
hours of operation, instituted aggressive hiring and training programs, and developed a new
scheduling system so citizens
could call ahead or use the internet to reserve an appointment
time. We installed self-service
kiosks at a number of exam stations. We also created a driver licensing superstation in Sioux
Falls to handle substantially
higher volumes. Last year, I

worked with legislators to pass
legislation authorizing online
driver license renewals.
The steps we have taken have
made a real difference. Before we
made these changes, only one customer out of 10 was served within
10 minutes. By last summer, four
out of 10 customers were served
within 10 minutes, and in the last
few months, we have served eight
out of 10 customers within 10 minutes of walking in the door.
In government, as in business,
it’s the little things that matter.
Thanks to the hardworking employees at the exam stations and
the changes we made, South
Dakotans are being better served
and we’re on our way to building
a better state government.

Murdo Coyote • February 27, 2014 •


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

ObamaCare creates
disincentives to work
In January, we added a mere
113,000 jobs to the U.S. economy
and the labor force participation
rate reached a 35-year low, the
lowest level since Jimmy Carter
occupied the White House. CBS
News reported in February that
the economy would have to gain
an average of 285,000 jobs per
month for the next three years
just to get us back to where we
were before the recession. Yet job
creation for the past year hasn’t
even come close to reaching that
Over the past year, our economy has averaged just 180,000
new jobs per month. If we continue at that same rate, it will
take us over five years to return to
where we were before the recession. However, instead of enacting
pro-growth, pro-job creation policies to help stimulate our economy
and put Americans back to work,
the president and Congressional
Democrats continue to insist on
implementing ObamaCare’s job-

destroying mandates, taxes, and
On February 4, the nonpartisan
Congressional Budget Office
(CBO) released a new report on
ObamaCare. The report found
that ObamaCare will result in the
equivalent of 2.5 million fewer
workers over the next 10 years.
The CBO report made clear that
ObamaCare provides disincentives to work, particularly for lowincome workers. For example, an
individual receiving ObamaCare
subsidies to pay for his or her
health insurance may decide not
to accept more hours or a higherpaying job so that he or she doesn’t exceed the income cap for
receiving subsidies. What’s more,
high-wage workers may decide not
to rise too far up the ladder so
their income does not reach the
threshold at which it would be
subject to the ObamaCare tax.
Beyond the alarming job numbers in the CBO report, the CBO
also commented on ObamaCare’s
impact on wages. The CBO said
that ObamaCare would result in a
one percent reduction in wages.

The Senate Budget Committee
predicts this one percent reduction
would result in over $1 trillion in
wage cuts from 2017 through
2024. Thus, ObamaCare will essentially cap take-home pay, putting a limit on the prosperity of
millions of Americans and limiting
our overall economic growth.
Encouraging Americas to work
less, or quit work altogether, will
undermine American prosperity
and American families’ security.
Rather than continue to implement a failing health care law that
drives up prices and destroys jobs,
the administration should work
with Congressional Republicans
to embrace bipartisan legislative
proposals that will open up new
jobs and opportunities for the
American people. From repealing
the ObamaCare medical device
tax, to approving the Keystone XL
pipeline, I will continue to work
across the aisle on these bipartisan proposals to ensure we secure
a strong economic future for the
American people and shield as
many people as possible from the
devastating impacts of ObamaCare.

Thune’s office accepting summer internship applications
Senator John Thune (R-SD) is
currently seeking intelligent,
hard-working college students to
serve as summer interns in his office in Washington, D.C., as well
as in his offices in Aberdeen,
Rapid City, and Sioux Falls.
Interns in Senator Thune’s
state offices will participate in
constituent service and state outreach activities, while students in
the Washington, D.C., office will
have the opportunity to witness
the legislative process, give Capitol tours, and attend senate votes
and hearings. Both in-state and
Washington, D.C., internships will
allow students to work closely
with constituents, hone their research and writing skills, and
learn a multitude of valuable office skills.
“Students have a unique opportunity to experience democracy in
action as interns in a senate office,” said Thune. “Interns gain
valuable knowledge about both
state and national issues and an
understanding of the inner work-

ings of a senate office. I encourage
all students to consider applying
for this rewarding experience.”
Senator Thune is a member of
the Senate Committees on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry;
Commerce, Science, and Transportation; and Finance.
College students who are interested in interning in Senator
Thune’s Washington, D.C., office
should submit a resume and cover
letter, by April 11, 2014, to:
Senator John Thune
Attn: Logan Penfield
511 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg
Washington, D.C. 20510

By Fax to: 202-228-5429
Or by E-mail to: Logan_Penfield@
College students who are interested in interning in Senator
Thune’s Sioux Falls, Rapid City, or
Aberdeen offices should submit a
resume and cover letter, by April
11, 2014, to:
Senator John Thune
Attn: Robin Long
320 North Main Avenue, Suite B
Sioux Falls, S.D. 57104
Or by E-mail to: robin_long@
For more information, please
call 202-224-2321.

Jones County 4-H shooting sports
In April of 2013, she earned the
world championship title in the
freestyle division at the world indoor archery championship held
in Yankton, SD. She shot a perfect
score on the third day of the competition to beat a South Africa
Klein came to Murdo to talk to
the 4-H shooting sports kids. She
spent approximately four and a
half hours giving them advice and

by Matthew Birkeland
On Sunday, February 16, the
Jones County 4-H shooting sports
kids had an opportunity to meet
Raeanne Klein. Klein is originally
from Gregory and first picked up
a bow her freshman year at
Dakota Wesleyan University in
Mitchell. Klein went on to be a collegiate champion. She is also a
certified 4-H instructor and a certified college archery instructor.

showing them various tips on how
to improve their form and technique. She told them the most important thing to remember is to
have fun and enjoy the sport of
archery. The kids and the parents
really appreciated Klein stopping
in and spending her time with the
Klein was going to spend the
night with her aunt, Lillian Seamans, in Draper.

Klein talking to the 4-Hers and parents: Kamri Kittelson, Dylan Fuoss, Matthew Birkeland, Ty Fuoss, Jacob Birkeland, Zach
Hespe, Kelby Saunders and Wylee Saunders. Parents/instructors in back are: Keith Hespe, Mike Fuoss, Angie Kinsley and
Travis Saunders. Also there that night but not pictured are Tanner Willert and Kalli Hespe.

Murdo Coyote • February 27, 2014 •


Lookin’ Around
• Syd Iwan •
“So, am I good for another eight
years?” I asked my dentist. According to his records, I hadn’t been to
see him for that many years, and
he took a dim view of it. “No, no,
no, no!” he replied. “The eight-year
schedule doesn’t cut it!” He had
earlier explained that I needed to
return at least every year to have
my teeth cleaned, and every six
months would be better. I hadn’t
realized it had been so long since
I’d parked myself in his chair, but
it probably had been. I might not
have gone yet this time if I hadn’t
lost a filling and had a nasty hole
in one upper-left tooth that kept
getting packed with food. The food
then didn’t want to come back out.
As a result, I’d called 10 days
ago to make an appointment for
both cleaning and repair, and they
were able to take me that day for
the cleaning and to take some xrays. That went fine and was when
I was first scolded for my lax
schedule. I didn’t notice a sign in
the office that said, “Walk-Ins Welcome,” but that is kind of how it
worked that first time by some
kind of fluke or, more probably, by
a cancellation. The repair appointment, though, was down the road
a ways—namely this morning at
8:00 a.m.
So, there I was at 8:05 getting a
needle stuck repeatedly into my
gums. This may be the worst part
of the whole affair although I didn’t seem to mind it this morning as
much as I have at times in the
past. Frankly, I often have had
cavities filled without using Novocain, or whatever they inject into
your gums to ward off agony. Un-

less the cavity is really deep, there
is no pain from the drilling anyway
and, if you can skip the shot, you
don’t have to run around with a
numb jaw for hours afterwards. It
is fairly hard to eat tidily with a
numb jaw, and you are also apt to
drool and carry on even in getting
a drink of water. I had two fillings
done this morning, and one of
those was deep enough that Dr.
Mann recommended some deadening of the area. I’m no hero when
it comes to major discomfort so the
shots were endured. I did, in fact,
feel no pain although it was four
hours before I could eat and drink
decently again.
Over the years, a goodly chunk
of cash has been invested in this
mouth of mine. I suspect more of
my teeth have fillings than not,
and repair and upkeep have been
going on as far back as I can remember. For most of my growingup years and beyond, our whole
family went to a dentist across the
border at Valentine, Nebraska. I’m
not sure why we went there, but
that is where the folks took us as
kids. Dr. Almquist was very good
so I have no complaint there, but it
seemed a long way to go. I continued going to Dr. A after college and
the Navy, and he was the one who
said the wisdom teeth had to come
out. Some people might think I
have too big a mouth, but Doc said
it wasn’t big enough to accommodate the wisdoms. Two had become
infected from being crowded and
growing in strangely.
Those teeth were therefore removed, upper and lower on one
side at a time. When the worst two

were taken out, I still recall that
infection bubbled up out of one of
them, and Dr. Almquist called to
his nurses, “You have to come look
at this.” His nurses than rushed in
and had themselves a good look
with comments such as “Oh, my!”
and “Will you look at that!” This
somewhat amused me, but whatever turned them on. I felt a bit
like an animal in a zoo or some
other curiosity, but there you are.
Unfortunately, that infection
later moved to another molar on
my upper right, and it had to have
a root canal, which is not exactly
an enjoyable procedure. That didn’t quite cut it in the long run, and
that fellow had to later be pulled.
To date, that is the only tooth I’ve
lost except for the wisdoms although one of those I had filled
today was a bit iffy. Doctor M. wasn’t sure if he could save it or not,
but for now anyway it is nicely repaired and back to work. Hope it
stays that way.
Therefore, in an effort to maintain my current compliment of
twenty-seven teeth, I shall
strongly consider following my
dentist’s advice to come see him
more often than every eight years.
I have always flossed quite a bit
since toothpicks don’t quite cut it
for me, and I plan to continue that
practice. It wouldn’t hurt if I remembered to brush a little more
often either. After all, I have a big
investment in these teeth of mine,
and it is nice to be able to chew decently and flash a toothy smile. I’d
better keep that in mind and mend
my ways.

Jones County Sheriff’s Report

Klein shot a perfect round of 25 points with five bullseyes.
Courtesy photos
Klein shows the kids her archery equipment.


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Emily Wickstrom, Rural Advocate for Missouri Shores Domestic Violence Center,
is at the J.C. Courthouse
in the jury room
Tuesday, March 4
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information call
Domestic Violence, Sexual
Assault, Dating Violence.


Emily is also available for
presentations to any group.














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The Sheriff ’s report is printed
as received by Jones County
Sheriff ’s Office. It may or may not
contain every call received by the
Sheriff and Deputy calls:
Jan. 26
Deputy Sylva assisted the JC
Ambulance with a medical
call in Murdo.
Deputy Sylva responded to a
motorist assist on I-90, mm198.
A vehicle had run out of gas. Gas
was delivered to the vehicle.
Deputy Sylva transported a
transient from I-90 to the Mellette Co. line.
Feb. 1
Sheriff Weber responded to a
one vehicle rollover on I-90,
mm183. The driver had lost control of her suv that was pulling a
u-haul trailer. The vehicle had
rolled and ended up in the highway ditch. The Jones Co. Ambulance, SD Highway Patrol, Murdo
Rescue and Murdo Fire responded to the accident. The
driver and one passenger were
transported to St. Mary’s by ambulance with non life threatening
injuries. The vehicle was towed.
The driver was later arrested for
DUI and careless driving.
Feb. 2
Sheriff Weber booked in a
subject that was arrested
near Murdo for DUI by the SD
Highway Patrol.
Feb. 3
Sheriff Weber responded to a
two vehicle accident in the
Pilot parking lot. Both vehicles
sustained minor damages. The
owners exchanged their information. This was a non-reportable
Sheriff Weber responded to a

rural JC road to a one vehicle
rollover with no injuries. A
feed truck had slid on the snow
packed road and tipped on its side
into the ditch. It was tipped back
up and towed away.
Feb. 6
Sheriff Weber responded to a
report of a semi that was
broke down on US Hwy. 83,
mm60, and was blocking the
northbound lane. The semi was
towed off the highway.
Feb. 7
Deputy Sylva assisted the JC
Ambulance with a medical
call in rural JC.
Deputy Sylva responded to a
911 call placed from the Pilot
Travel Center. No problem or
caller was located.
Feb. 8
Deputy Sylva responded to a
car vs. deer accident that occurred two days prior on SD
Hwy 248, mm213.
Deputy Sylva responded to a
report of a theft that had occurred at the Coffee Cup in
Vivian and the vehicle was traveling westbound on I-90. The call
was given too late after the crime
and the vehicle was not located.
Deputy Sylva responded to
and investigated a burglary
that occurred at a business in
Draper. The burglary is still
under investigation.
Deputy Sylva responded to a
report of a subject with a gun
in Murdo. It was found to be
children playing with toy guns.
Feb. 11
Sheriff Weber responded to a
911 misdial in Murdo. After
checking on caller, no problem
was found.
Deputy Sylva responded to a
one vehicle accident in

Murdo. A vehicle had slid on the
icy streets and hit a street sign.
The vehicle received minor damage.
Feb. 12
Sheriff Weber responded to
three separate reports of vehicles in the ditch on I-90,
mm211. No vehicles were located.
There were several tracks where
vehicles had slid in to the ditch
and they drove out on their own.
Sheriff Weber responded to
and provided traffic control
for a broke down semi and
trailer on US Hwy 83, m65. The
trucking company had its own
wrecker tow the truck away and
a different truck removed the
Feb. 13
Deputy Sylva responded to a
911 hang up in Murdo. It was
found to be children playing with
the phone and there were no
Deputy Sylva responded to a
report of a suspicious vehicle
near Westover. The vehicle was
found to be a known vehicle of an
owner who lived in the area.
Deputy Sylva responded to a
noise complaint at a residence in Murdo. The residents
were advised to quiet the noise
Deputy Sylva assisted the JC
Ambulance with a medical
call in Murdo.
Feb. 16
Sheriff Weber responded to a
911 misdial on I-90. There were
no problems, the driver pocket dialed 911.
Sheriff Weber responded to a
report of a semi that had slid
in to the ditch on US Hwy 83,
mm60. The semi was towed out of
the ditch.

Extension News
With the cold temperatures experienced this winter, both producers and media journalists
continue to ask about the condition of the winter wheat in South
Dakota, and the risk of winterkill.
Until recently, lack of concern has
been based on soil moisture, moderate soil temperatures, and the
good to excellent level of winter
hardiness that is inherent in most
winter wheat varieties grown in
South Dakota.
There may be areas that are
somewhat dry, but the summer
moisture and the blizzard and/or
rain in early October put the majority of the state in good shape.
Soil moisture is a factor in winter
wheat condition for two reasons,
(1) moist soil has higher specific
heat than dry soil, so is not as sensitive to temperature fluctuations,
and (2) winter wheat plants that
are adequately hydrated are better able to withstand low temperatures than those under moisture
Soil temperatures:
asp are highly important in speculating on the condition of winter
wheat because most of the winter

wheat varieties grown in South
Dakota can withstand temperatures at the crown down to about
five degrees F. Soil temperatures
fluctuate much more slowly than
air temperatures, even only a few
inches deep, where the winter
wheat crown resides.
Soil temperatures are also
buffered from low air temperatures when crop residue is left on
the soil surface, particularly when
some of the residue is left standing, as in the case with no-till
practices. This residue provides
insulation, slows down the wind at
the soil surface, and traps snow,
which is an excellent insulator.
Finally, winter hardiness is a
priority in the winter wheat
breeding programs in the northern Great Plains, and winter hardiness ratings are a prominent
characteristic in the winter wheat
variety trial reports from South
Dakota State University: http://
If there is concern about a variety regarding winter-hardiness,
the recommendation is to “plant in
protective cover to improve winter
survival”. Again, winter wheat varieties with “good” or better ratings for winter hardiness are able
to withstand temperatures at the
crown level down to about five de-

Tax webinars offered
Two webinars being held in
March will offer helpful state tax
information to area business owners who conduct business in both
South Dakota and Nebraska.
The South Dakota Department
of Revenue and the Nebraska Department of Revenue are hosting
the on-line border tax webinars.
A Sales and Use Tax Webinar is
set from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on
March 4, 2014. Topics to be covered include how and when to
apply for a tax license; when to
apply South Dakota tax versus
Nebraska tax; services subject to
sales and use tax; exemptions; and
filing returns.

The tax webinar for construction contractors is scheduled on
March 11, 2014, from 2 p.m. to
4:30 p.m. Topics to be covered include how and when to apply for a
sales tax license; owner-furnished
materials; prime and subcontractors; qualified utility projects;
working for exempt entities; and
highway construction projects.
Both webinars are offered free
of charge. Interested individuals
can register on-line at http://apps. or by calling the
South Dakota Department of Revenue at 1-800-829-9188.

grees if adequately hydrated. The
soil temperature at the two-inch
depth at one of the coldest locations in South Dakota dropped to
near 10 degrees F in early February for a few days, and has since
come back up.
Of course all this is speculation,
and the only way to tell if winter
wheat is alive now is the “bag test.
The bag test was recently conducted on samples from three
Lyman County fields recently, and
good growth occurred from the
crowns of all three fields, which is
a good sign. The inherent limitation of the bag test is that it constitutes a very small sample, so is
highly susceptible to error in properly representing the field, much
less the area, is quite labor intensive, and only is an indication of
the fields’ condition at the time the
sample is taken.
To accurately assess a winter
wheat field, or the winter wheat in
a given area, one will need to wait
until the field or fields begin to
break dormancy. Fortunately, that
typically occurs early enough in
the spring to make plans for alternate crops if the stand is inadequate.


Jones County FSA News
• David Klingberg •

• Bob Fanning (605) 842-1267 •

Condition of the
winter wheat

Murdo Coyote • February 27, 2014 •

The last day to purchase NAP
insurance for 2014 is March 17.
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) provides financial assistance to producers of
non-insurable crops when low
yields, loss of inventory, or prevented planting occurs due to natural disasters. To be eligible for
NAP assistance, crops must be
non-insurable crops and agricultural commodities for which the
catastrophic risk protection level
of crop insurance is not available.
Also, 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 have
sent out the “NAP Yields” form
which lists your acres and a spot
for you to record your production.
The deadline for reporting this
production is July 15, 2014. Production reporting is required for
all 2013 crops on farms with NAP
Producers who have a 2013 Av-

erage Crop Revenue Election
(ACRE) program contract on one
or more FSA farms, must complete the FSA-658 (Record of Production and Yield) for each ACRE
farm and each covered commodity
planted in 2013 by no later than
July 15, 2014. Producers are encouraged to collect their production records as we will be asking
for this information soon.
Production evidence that can
be used to support the certified
yield can be requested from your
crop insurance agent and forwarded to our office by either email to: david.klingberg@sd.usda.
gov or by faxing to us at (855) 2620861.

through the term of the loan.
Producers may request that a
grain (corn/soybeans) pledged as
collateral for CCC farm-stored
loan be released for delivery to a
buyer (elevator/warehouse) before
repayment on CCC-681-1, Authorization for Delivery of Loan
collateral for Sale. The CCC-6811 authorizes removal and delivery
of the farm-stored loan collateral
to a buyer for sale if the proceeds
of the sale are used to immediately repay the loan. Call the FSA
office to request the authorization
for delivery and notify the buyer
that CCC has security interest in
the quantity. REMEMBER TO

Bins are ideally designed to
hold a level volume of grain.
When bins are overfilled and
grain is heaped up, airflow is hindered and the chance of spoilage
increases. Producers who take out
marketing assistance loans and
use the farm-stored grain as collateral should remember that
they are responsible for maintaining the quality of the grain

March 17: 2014 NAP sales closing
July 15: 2013 ACRE production
July 15: 2013 NAP production
July 15: Final 2014 acreage reporting date
Feel free to call the office if you
ever have questions on any of our
programs 605-669-2404 Ext. 2.

NRCS, FSA and the conservation district
Continued from page 1
“The district does also apply for
grants through the Department of
Ag Conservation and Forestry Department. These grants are offered
to producers and provide cost share
to producers for things such as tree
plantings, pipeline and tanks,
grass seeding and pond repair.”
Farm Service Agency (FSA) is a
service agency that many farmers/
ranchers may utilize. FSA was also
originally created in the 1930s.
They were created because of food
shortages that caused the need to
track acres and bushels being produced on farm ground so that the
United States didn’t export more
than what was needed by their own
FSA’s starting point is to collect
acreage reporting. Farmers report
where and what they plant so that
insurance and revenue support can
cover that farm ground.

The FSA is the main go between
for farmer/ranchers and the government for financial programs.
They help to administer farm bill
programs to the public.
Some of these programs they
help to administer are the new
PLC (Price Loss Coverage) and
ARC (Agricultural Risk Coverage)
which are both revenue support
programs and NAP (Non-Insurable
Assistance Program) involves crop
insurance on grass and forage.
They also have farm storage facility loans for grain bins, along with
two main livestock disaster programs.
Another main function of FSA is
helping people manage CRP (Conservation Reserve Program) land.
Jones County currently has 7,100
acres that are set aside for CRP,
but that number has been slowly

Photo by Tami Jo Newbold-Flynn
David Klingberg, writer of the FSA news, at his office in the USDA service center
in Murdo.

Public Notices
Proceedings of the
Jones County School
District #37-3
Regular Session
December 9, 2013
The Board of Education of the Jones
County School District No. 37-3 met in
regular session on February 10, 2014 in
the Tech Room with the following members present: Carrie Lolley--President,
Chad Whitney and Andy Rankin. Administration present: Grant Vander Vorst--Superintendent, Lorrie Esmay--Elementary
Principal, Tami Schreiber--Business Manager.
Guest present: Matt Flett, Jared Dowling,
Bonnie Dowling, Margie Peters, Bev Ball,
Katie Venard, Sharon Aman, Rose Comp,
Jane Daum, Carmen Miller, Dale Convey,
Tami Newbold-Flynn and Jody Gittings.
Board President Lolley called the meeting to order at 7:06 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
was recited.
Scott Mathews and Dean Volmer arrived
7:17 p.m.
NEW BUSINESS: Matt Flett gave a presentation on ASBSD health insurance and
then Dale Convey gave a presentation on
wireless options. Reports by Department
EXECUTIVE SESSION: Motion by Mathews, seconded by Volmer to enter executive session at 8:52 p.m. in accordance
with SDCL 1-25-2 subchapters a and e.
Board President declared session over at
9:26 p.m.
AGENDA: Motion by Whitney, seconded
by Rankin to approve the consent
Motion by Whitney, seconded by Volmer
to approve the following:
MINUTES: of the January 13, 2014 Regular Meeting.
FINANCIAL REPORTS: approved as follows: GENERAL FUND: Bal.Bro't Fwd
$601,210.62; RECEIPTS Ad Valorem
Taxes $3,858.86, Mobile Home Taxes
$23.07, Prior Yrs Taxes $1,119.26, Penalties $372.24, Interest $44.97, Admission
$458.00, Rental $750.00, Concessions
$6,494.95, Co Apportionment $1,251.00,
State Aid $147,682.00, Donations
$500.00, Exp Reimb $1,957.69, 21st Attendance $270.00, Other $805.18. EXPENDITURES $136,008.86; Bal on Hand
$104,981.25; Investments $250,000.00.
$215,235.95; RECEIPTS: Ad Valorem
Taxes $856.76; Mobile Home Taxes
$4.53, Prior Yrs Taxes $241.28, Penalties
$73.20, Interest $8.72, Exp Reimb
$6,190.00. EXPENDITURES $8,304.74;
Bal on Hand Checking $123,377.50;
MMDA $90,928.20; Investments -0-.
$1,010,592.80; RECEIPTS: Ad Valorem
Taxes $1,246.05, Mobile Home Taxes
$6.59, Prior Yrs Taxes $345.44, Penalties $105.87, Interest $40.32. EXPENDITURES $16,446.85; Bal on Hand
$212,502.00; Investments $260,000.00.
$294,005.81; RECEIPTS: Ad Valorem
Taxes $269.96, Mobile Home Taxes
$1.43, Prior Yrs Taxes $86.51, Penalties
$24.93. EXPENDITURES $5,382.50; Bal
on Hand Checking $289,006.14; MMDA 0-; Investments -0-. FOOD SERVICE: Bal
Bro't Fwd $32,541.68; RECEIPTS: Headstart $167.01, Fed $3,871.73; Perf Based
Reimb $143.16.
$8,203.97; Bal on Hand Checking
$32,541.68; MMDA -0-; Investments -0-.
TRUST & AGENCY: Bal Bro't Fwd
$35,833.94; RECEIPTS $14,644.88; EXPENSES $11,966.61; Bal on Hand
EXPENDITURES: and the issuing of
checks on February 10, 2014. PAYROLL
BY DEPT: FICA paid through First Fidelity
Bank, Retirement check issued to SD Retirement System and Health Insurance
check issued to Wellmark. PAYROLL:
$6,132.77, RETIREMENT $4,532.97;
HEALTH INSURANCE $11,428.25. GENERAL FUND: Admin Partners--Fee
$125.00; Larry Ball--Mileage $42.55;
BHSU--Game $60.00; Brainchild--Study
Buddies $3,024.95; Century Business-Copier Lease/Maint $424.98; Chesterman--Pop
Murdo--Water $177.86; Rose Comp--Reg
Fee $45.00; Corkys--Supplies $587.28;
Country Pride--Bus Fuel $338.01; Discount Supply--Supplies $124.66; DCI-Background Check $43.25; EMC--Copier
Ins $170.00; Farmers Union--Bus
Fuel/Gas $1,861.49; Farner Bocken-Concessions $3,176.86; First Fidelity-SDB $30.00; Amazon--Ag Textbooks
$66.97; Jody Gittings--Tuition Fee
$165.22; GoldenWest--Phone $472.32;
Golden West Tech--Survey Bal $771.50;
Harlows--Bus Repairs $4,384.31; Harves-Supplies
$83.00; Heartland--Garbage Collection
$360.00; Hillyard--Supplies $29.46;
Amoco--Bus Fuel/Gas $1,305.49; JC
Clinic--Physical $120.00; Ann Kustar-Trans $1,781.18; Gary Larson--Audit
$6,300.00; Moores--Supplies $30.37;
Coyote--TRAX/Minutes $160.08; Murdo
Foods--Supplies $154.59; Murdo Ford-Maint $85.00; Tami Newbold-Flynn-Trans $355.20; Officemax--Supplies
$630.00; Push Pedal Pull--Handles
$27.00; Region Music--Fees $303.00;
$1,633.05; One Call--Cable Tickets-$1.11; Teacher Job Fair--Reg Fee
$175.00; SDHSAA--Penalty $75.00; Servall--Mops/Towels Cleaned $763.22;
SODAK Track Clinic--Reg Fee $100.00;
SHI--Licenses $367.22; RC&D--Membership $50.00; Post Office--Stamps
$198.00; Grant Vander Vorst--Supplies
$52.82; Venard Inc--Maint $373.57; Verizon--Phone/Cell $174.39; West Central-Electricity
Potters--Clay $52.50; Darwin Wolf--Artist

in Residence $1,159.10.
OUTLAY: Farmers Union--Propane
$3,533.66; Amazon--Books $250.63;
Heiman Const--PS Gutters $1,009.19;
West Central--Electricity $5,057.24. SPECIAL
HEALTH INSURANCE $1,258.41. EXPENDITURES: Center for Dis--Reg Fee
$360.00; Childrens Care--Services
$390.00; Discount Supply--Supplies
$124.67; Parent--Mileage $46.62; Huron
School--Tuition $951.48; Diane Mueller-Services $768.40; Murdo Foods--Supplies $8.96; Officemax--Ink $33.18.
Hussmann--Hinge $194.43; LSI--Meals
CONTRACT: of Kelcy Nash--Draper Aud
Custodian $775.00.
Benedict, Hannah Hight and Clayton
Evans, for January.
BIDS: were opened and the bid of Ted
Nies and Assoc. in the amount of $2.25
per foot for labor was accepted.
SURPLUS ITEM AUCTION: to be scheduled.
RESIGNATIONS: were received and accepted from Teresa Palmer and Marcie
Schmidt effective at the end of the 20132014 school term.
ADVERTISE: open staff positions.
Review, Architect Phone Conference,
Class Schedule Presentation.
OLD BUSINESS: Goals for the 20132014 school term, P-Card Update.
The next school board meeting will be
Monday, March 10, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
EXECUTIVE SESSION: Motion by Mathews, seconded by Volmer to re-enter executive session at 10.37 p.m. Board
President declared session over at 11:56
Motion by Rankin, seconded by Volmer to
adjourn. Meeting adjourned at 11:57 p.m.
Tami Schreiber,
Business Manager
Published February 27, 2014, at the total
approximate cost of $73.43.

Proceedings of the
West River Water
Development District
Regular Session
January 13, 2014
CALL TO ORDER: The West River Water
Development District convened for their
regular meeting at the West River Water
Development District Project Office in
Murdo, S.D. Chairman Joseph Hieb
called the meeting to order at 10:32 a.m.
Roll Call was taken and Chairman Joseph
Hieb declared a quorum was present. Directors present were: Joseph Hieb,
Casey Krogman, Marion Matt, Veryl
Prokop and Lorne Smith. Also present:
Jake Fitzgerald, Manager; Kati Venard,
Recording Secretary; Dave Larson, Larson Law PC.
Membership. Motion by Director Prokop,
seconded by Director Matt to approve the
addition. Motion carried unanimously.
APPROVE AGENDA: Motion by Director
Smith, seconded by Director Krogman to
approve the agenda. Motion carried
APPROVE MINUTES: The minutes of
the December 13, 2013, meeting were
previously mailed to the Board for their review. Motion by Director Smith, seconded
by Director Matt to approve the December minutes. Motion carried unanimously.
Bills: Joseph Hieb - $55.41, Casey Krogman - $55.41, Marion Matt - $55.41, Veryl
Prokop - $55.41, Lorne Smith - $55.41,
West River/Lyman-Jones RWS $1,000.00, Kadoka Press - $82.52,
Lyman County Herald - $79.24, Mellette
County News - $82.46, Murdo Coyote $83.40, Pennington County Courant $70.18, Pioneer Review - $75.05, United
States Treasury - $128.52. Motion by Director Matt, seconded by Director Krogman to approve the District bills. Motion
carried unanimously. B. District Financial Status Report: The financial status
of the District to date was previously sent
to the Board. A copy of the December Financial Report is on file at the District office in Murdo. Motion by Director Smith,
seconded by Director Matt to approve the
December Financial Report. Motion carried unanimously.
REPORTS: A. Manager’s Report: Manager Fitzgerald presented his January report to the Board. Motion by Director
Prokop, seconded by Director Matt to approve the Manager’s Report. Motion carried unanimously. B. Other Reports:
Director Smith, seconded by Director
Prokop to cast a unanimous ballet that
the officers remain the same for 2014.
The officers for 2014 are Joseph Hieb as
Chairman, Casey Krogman as ViceChairman and Marion Matt as
Secretary/Treasurer. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Director Prokop, seconded by
Director Matt to adopt the following newspapers as the legal papers for the West
River Water Development District:
Kadoka Press, Lyman County Herald,
Mellette County News, Murdo Coyote,
Pennington County Courant and Pioneer
Review. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Director Krogman, seconded
by Director Smith to designate First Fidelity Bank in Murdo, S.D., as West River
Water Development District’s legal depository. Motion carried unanimously.
Fitzgerald presented an invoice from
MSAC for 2014 annual membership dues
in the amount of $1,000 and recommended approval. Motion by Director
Matt, seconded by Director Krogman to
approve the dues in the amount of $1,000
to MSAC. Motion carried unanimously.
ADJOURNMENT: There being no further
business, the meeting was adjourned at
10:42 a.m. (CT).
/s/ Kati Venard
Kati Venard,
Recording Secretary

/s/ Joseph Hieb
Joseph Hieb,
Published February 27, 2014, at the total
approximate cost of $44.40.

Notice of Intent to
Under the Terms of the General Permit For Restricted Use Solid Waste
Disposal Facilities Under the South
Dakota Solid Waste Program
The City of Murdo, at 107 West Second
Street, P.O. Box 432, Murdo, South
Dakota 57559, (605) 669-2272, has applied a general permit to operate a restricted use solid waste facility. The
proposed facility is located 3/4 mile south
and 1/4 west of Murdo. The legal description is:
The South Half of the North East Quarter
(S1/2, NE1/4) and the North Half of the
North East Quarter (N1/2, NE1/4), Section 13, Township 2 South, Range 28,
EBHM, except that particularly described
as follows: Starting at the point in the
North lime of the NW1/4NE1/4 - 13 - 2S28, distant 311.5 feet east of the NW corner thereof; by magnetic needle South 70
degrees, 40' East 598 ft.; thence South
16 degrees 50' East 90 ft.; thence North
76 degrees 10' East 520 ft.; thence South
50 ft. along the West line of the NE1/4,
NE1/4 - 13 - 2S - 28; thence due East to
where such line intersects with the East
line of the NE1/4NE1/4 - 13 - 2S - 28;
thence North along said East line a distance of 530 ft. to the NE corner of the
NE1/4N#1/4 - 13 - 2S - 28; thence due
West along the North line of the N1/2
NE1/4 - 13 - 2S - 28 to the point of beginning.
That portion of the South West Quarter of
the South East Quarter (SW1/4SE1/4) of
Section 12, 2 South, Range 28 EBHM
lying West of a line more particularly described as follows: Starting at a point 690
ft. South of the NW corner of the
NW1/4SE1/4 - 12 - 2S - 28, thence by a
magnetic needle South 13 degrees 20'
along said West line 132 ft.; thence South
44 degrees East 400 ft; thence South 31
degrees East 456 ft., said line intersecting the North line of the SW1/4SE1/4 - 12
- 2S - 28 and where such intersection occurs being the pint of beginning of the line
to be described; thence South 10 degrees
35' East 335.5 ft.; thence South 9 degrees
West 196 ft.; thence South 51 degrees
West 191 ft.; thence South 75 degrees 10'
East 200 ft.; thence South 21 degrees 15'
East 344.5 ft. to an intersection with the
South line of the SW1/4SE1/4 - 12 - 2S 28.
The acreage will consist of 9.5 number of
acres. The estimated lifetime of the facility is five (5) years of operation.
This facility will accept as follows for disposal:
1. Shingles, furniture, and mattresses to
be buried in a trench.
2. Scrap lumber, untreated wood, trees
and tree branches to be burned.
And the following items may be temporarily stored:
1. White goods - refrigerators, washers,
dryers, freezers, stoves, water heaters,
and other recyclable scrap metal (no fuel
This is a renewal for current authorization
of this facility.
Krysti Barnes
Finance Officer
Published February 27, 2014, at the total
approximate cost of $32.13.

Notice of Annual
Township Meeting
The citizens of the township of Williams
Creek in the County of Jones, South
Dakota, and who are qualified to vote at
township elections, are hereby notified
that the annual township meeting for said
township will be held at the home of
Travis Hendricks in said township on
Tuesday, the 4th day of March next, at 7
o’clock p.m. for the following purposes:
To elect one supervisor for the term of
three years; one township clerk, one
treasurer, each for the term of one year;
and to do any other business proper to be
done at said meeting when convened.
Given under my hand this 24th day of
February A.D., 2014.
Travis Hendricks,
Township Clerk
Published February 27, 2014, at the total
approximate cost of $10.47.

Unofficial Record of
Proceedings of the
Murdo City Council
Regular Meeting
February 3, 2014
The Murdo City council met in regular
session on Monday, February 3, 2014.
Mayor Geisler called the meeting to order
at 7:30 p.m. Members answering roll call
were: Wayne Esmay, Jay Drayer, Mike
Jost, Melony Gyles and Mayor Geisler.
Absent: Matt Kinsley and Arnie Waddell.
Also present Tami Flynn (The Murdo Coyote), Ray Erikson, 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
Esmay, seconded by Drayer. The minutes
from previous meetings were reviewed
and approved on a motion by Esmay,
seconded by Drayer. Building permits for
the month were approved as follows on a
motion by Drayer, seconded by Gyles:
West River/Lyman Jones Rural Water –
Ray Erikson spoke to council during the
public area concerning the upcoming
Freshman Impact being done in April here
in Murdo with Jones County and surrounding schools. He discussed funding
and if possible, it the City would contribute
to this activity. He stated as this progressed through the years, a scholarship
fund would be set up from this also. The
Council decided to see what other funding
was attained and they would contribute as
The vouchers for the month were reviewed and approved as follows on a motion by Esmay, seconded by Drayer.
GENERAL: Payroll – 2,569.41, Payroll
taxes – 484.74; SDRS (Retirement) –
310.64; The Murdo Coyote (publishing)
513.67; FNB (travel/supplies) 186.51;
Golden West (phone) 107.60; Servall
(mats) 41.04; Armstrong Extinguisher
(recharge) 27.75; First Fidelity Bank
(safety dep box rent) 30.00; National Notary Assoc. (renew notary) 107.00; Quill
(office supplies) 530.79; Wellmark (health
ins) 940.33.
PUBLIC SAFETY: West Central (electricity) 315.25.
PUBLIC WORKS: Payroll – 2,184.76;
Payroll taxes – 768.47; SDRS (Retirement) – 375.14; Golden West (phone)
53.79; Heartland Waste (garbage)
3,468.00; FNB (virus prog/supply) 208.45:
Farmers Union (gas/fuel) 121.00; Moore
Building (supplies) 35.41; John Deere
Fin (parts) 76.52; West Central Elec
(electricity) 2782.34; Armstrong Ext
(recharge) 27.75; Dept of Revenue (sales
tax) 253.20; SD Airport Conf (registration)
50.00; MARC (supplies) 157.00; Venard
Inc (tire repair) 18.00; Vevig Construction
(install doors/windows) 1,573.60; Wellmark (insurance) 940.33; WR/LJ (water
airport) 40.00.
(phone) 41.24; West Central Elec. (electricity) 94.20; Armstrong Ext (recharge)
SPECIAL REVENUE: Brett Nix (ind park)
689.43; FNB (Fresh Impact mtg) 110.55;
West Central Elec (electricity) 744.00:
JCHS Post Prom (donation) 100.00.
WATER: Payroll – 3,211.40; Payroll taxes
- 946.22; SDRS (Retirement) – 433.04;
Golden West (phone) 53.79; Pioneer
Country Mart (gas) 143.72; FNB
(conf/virus prog/supply) 651.79; West
Central (electricity) 1,007.11; US Postmaster (stamps) 340.00; WR/LJ (water)
4,041.50; Armstrong Ext (recharge)
27.75; Moore Building (supplies) 35.41;
Murdo Ford (water pump) 249.94; SD
Dept of Revenue (testing) 13.00.
WASTEWATER: SD One Call (locates)
1.11; MARC (supplies) 26.80.
Sheriff Weber was unavailable to give a
report this month and council moved to
the street report with Hatheway at this
time. He reported on what he had been
involved with for the month and discussed
the surplus of the dozer at the landfill and
where to possibly sell it for scrap iron. At
this time, a motion was made at 7:55 p.m.
to enter into executive session to discuss
personnel items on a motion by Drayer,
seconded by Jost. Mayor Geisler declared council out at 8:02 p.m. A motion
was made by Jost, seconded by Esmay
to approve the street report.
Erikson gave the water report for the
month. He reported there were 2 homes
in Murdo that the water had been turned
on the outside of the homes without the
owner/resident’s knowledge. He also discussed other activities and work on the
Freshman Impact training. A motion was
made by Esmay, seconded by Drayer to
approve the report.
Barnes gave the finance report for the
month. Due to no statements being available at this time, she did not have a written report. She discussed doing year end
activities as W-2’s and 1099’s and preparing for the annual report for 2013. Other
items she has worked on will be mentioned later in the meeting. A motion to
approve the report was made by Esmay,
seconded by Drayer.
OLD BUSINESS: Barnes presented and
discussed items of the upcoming street
project on 4th and Jackson. She reviewed
the timelines of advertising and bidding
the project as well as reminded council
about the upcoming Public Hearing on the
special assessments. She discussed
questions proposed by the engineer such
as the design of the corner handicap
ramps and the bus entrance at the
school. Council agreed on these changes
in order to comply with the application for
the TAP or sidewalk grant.
Barnes stated there was a presentation
for the TAP grant on February 13 in
Pierre. She felt her and the Mayor and
maybe a representative from the school
should attend and she stated Lorrie
Esmay the principal said she would. This
is the final step before the applications

Murdo Coyote • February 27, 2014 •

are decided upon.
Barnes touched on the easement and
purchase of land at the airport at this time
also. She also discussed the housing
study and trying to put a housing board
together. A couple of people were discussed and it was asked that a member
of the City council be on this board.
NEW BUSINESS: Barnes presented the
annual water report as given to West
River/Lyman Jones Rural Water. The report showed the water loss for the City
and it was noted that Murdo’s water loss
was very low compared to many communities. Being no further business, council
adjourned at 8:45 p.m.
Krysti Barnes,
City Finance Officer
Published February 27, 2014, at the total
approximate cost of $60.11.

Unofficial Record of
Proceedings of the
Murdo City Council
Public Hearing
February 19, 2014
The Murdo City council met in a Public
Hearing for Special Assessments for the
upcoming Fourth Street/Jackson Ave
street project on Wednesday, February
19, 2014. Mayor Geisler called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. Members answering roll call were: Wayne Esmay, Jay
Drayer, Mike Jost, Melony Gyles and
Mayor Geisler. Absent: Matt Kinsley and
Arnie Waddell. Also present Dana Foreman (Kadrmas, Lee and Jackson, Jerry
Hatheway and Krysti Barnes. All motions
were unanimous unless otherwise stated
Members of the council and the engineer
met with members of the public present
concerning the street project. The plans
were reviewed and questions addressed.
A pre-bid meeting with the contractors interested in the project was set for April 2,
2014 at 2:30 p.m. and the bid opening
was set for April 11, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. The
engineer will be sending plans to the local
utilities the first of March after a few revisions. At this time, a motion was made by
Esmay, seconded by Drayer to pass Resolution #2014 – 15, a Resolution of Necessity.
Resolution of Necessity
2014 – 15
BE IT RESOLVED, by the City
Council of the City of Murdo,
Jones County, South Dakota
that the convenience and necessity has arisen to improve
substantially portions of Fourth
Street from Cleveland Ave to
Jackson Ave. and portions of
Jackson Ave from Fifth Street
to Second Street and a portion
of Third Street from Jackson
Ave to Jefferson Ave, all in the
City of Murdo, Jones County,
South Dakota by the addition of
concrete streets, approaches,
curbs and gutters as specified
by plans and specifications by
the engineer hired by the City
of Murdo. Such improvements
will enhance the drainage, accessibility and safety of the
that the material to be used in
the project shall be according
to plans and specifications prepared by the engineer for the
City of Murdo and on file in the
office of the Municipal Finance
Officer and open to the public .
that the following is the description of the lots and legal descriptions of the affected
property fronting or abutting
upon the affected streets which
lots and property are to be assessed and levied by way of
special assessment:


that the Finance Officer is directed to take such action as is
necessary to carry out the intent of the resolution.
Council discussed crack seal repairs, the
housing board and the City applying for a
Community Transportation Planning
Grant. Being no further business, Council
adjourned at 8:45 p.m.
Krysti Barnes,
City Finance Officer
Published February 27, 2014, at the total
approximate cost of $80.25.

Notice of Vacancy
Municipality of
The following offices will become vacant
due to the expiration of the present term
of office of the elective officer:
Council Member-Ward I - 2 year term
Council Member-Ward II - 2 year term
Council Member-Ward III - 2 year term
Circulation of nominating petitions may
begin on March 1, 2014, and petitions
may be filed in the office of the Finance
Officer located at 107 West Second
Street between the hours of 8:00 a.m.
and 4:30 p.m., Central Standard Time,
and not later than March 25, 2014 at 5:00
Krysti Barnes,
City Finance Officer
Published February 20 & 27, 2014, at the
total approximate cost of $18.85.

Notice of Vacancy on
School Board
Jones County School District #37-3
The following school board positions will
become vacant due to the expiration of
the present terms of office of the following school board members:
Two (2) three (3) year terms for the following school board members residing
anywhere within the District.
Scott Mathews
Chad Whitney
Nominating petitions may be filed in the
office of the business manager located in
the school business office between the
hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CST beginning
March 1, 2014, and not later than the 25th
day of March, 2014, at 5 p.m. or mailed
by registered mail not later than the 24th
day of March, 2014, at 5 p.m.
Tami Schreiber,
Business Manager
Jones County School District 37-3
Published February 20 & 27, 2014, at the
total approximate cost of $22.75.

Notice of Property
Tax Relief Programs
South Dakota Department
of Revenue
The Property Tax Division administers a
number of relief programs that are designed to offer financial assistance to the
elderly and disabled. Please find a description of each program and the applicable forms.
Assessment Freeze
for the Elderly & Disabled
What the program does: Reduces the
assessed value of the homeowner’s property. Property is the house, garage and
the lot upon which it sits or one acre,
whichever is less.
To be eligible:

Block 15 (all lots), lots 1-5 of
Block 19, lots1-8 of Block 20,
lots 1-6 and 11 of Block 21,
Lots1, 2, and 7-11 of Block 22,
lots 11-16 of Block 32, and Part
of lot 1 and lot 4 and Part of lot
5 of Outlot D all in the City of
Murdo, Jones County, South
that the cost of assessed portions of said project shall be
levied against all assessable
lots and tracts of land whether
platted or unplated, fronting
and abutting thereon, according to the provisions of SDCL
9-43-79 as to each of such lots
or tracts above stated. The cost
of the assessed portions of the
project shall include the concrete curb and gutter at an approximate
(twenty-five dollars) per linear
foot. Final costs will be determined at the end of the project.
All lots whether intermediate or
corner will be assessed by the
number of linear feet and the
as constructed quantity. The
portion of the project that is not
assessed will be paid for by the
City of Murdo through reserves
and grant funds.
that the assessment above described shall be determined immediately upon filing of the
Assessment Roll in the office of
the Municipal Finance Officer
of the City of Murdo and divided into 5 equal annual installments which shall be
payable under Plan One, with
the collection by the Jones
County Treasurer, as set forth
in SDCL 9-43-102 and all deferred installments shall bear
the interest rate as determined
by the Murdo City Council of
5% (Five Percent) annually.

• You must be 65 years of age or older OR
disabled (as defined by the Social Security Act).
• You must own the home or retain a life
estate in the property.
• Unremarried widow/widowers of persons previously qualified may still qualify
in some circumstances.
• Have resided for at least 200 days of the
previous calendar year in the single-family dwelling.
• Income and property value limits apply.
To apply: Applications are available online or at any county treasurers office beginning of January of each year.
Applications must be submitted annually
to your county treasurer on or before April
Property Tax Homestead Exemption
What the program does: Delays the
payment of property taxes until the property is sold. The taxes are a lien on the
property and must be paid along with the
interest before the property can be transferred. Property is the house, garage and
the lot upon which it sits or one acre,
whichever is less.
To be eligible:
• You must be at least 70 years old or a
surviving spouse.
• Income and residency requirements
To apply: People who qualify for this program are ineligible for the Sales and
Property Tax Refund Program. Applications are available online or at any county
courthouse beginning in January of each
year. Applications must be submitted annually to your county treasurer on or before May 1st.
Debra Byrd,
Jones County Treasurer
Published February 27, 2014, at the total
approximate cost of $27.44.

Public Notices
Notice of Annual
Township Meeting
The citizens of the township of Okaton in
the County of Jones, South Dakota, and
who are qualified to vote at township elections, are hereby notified that the annual
township meeting for said township will be
held at the Ken Daum home in said township on Tuesday, the 4th day of March
next, at 8 o’clock p.m. for the following
To elect one supervisor for the term of
three years; one township clerk, one
treasurer, each for the term of one year;
and to do any other business proper to be
done at said meeting when convened.
Given under my hand this 13th day of
February A.D., 2014.
Jane Daum,
Township Clerk
Published February 20 & 27, 2014, at the
total approximate cost of $18.85.

Notice of Annual
Township Meeting
The citizens of the township of Draper in
the County of Jones, South Dakota, and
who are qualified to vote at township elections, are hereby notified that the annual
township meeting for said township will be
held at the Rosa Lee Styles home in said
township on Tuesday, the 4th day of
March next, at 7 o’clock p.m. for the following purposes:
To elect one supervisor for the term of
three years; one township clerk, one
treasurer, each for the term of one year;
and to do any other business proper to be
done at said meeting when convened.
Given under my hand this 17th day of
February A.D., 2014.
Rosa Lee Styles,
Township Clerk
Published February 20 & 27, 2014, at the
total approximate cost of $18.85.

Notice of Annual
Township Meeting
The citizens of the township of South
Creek in the County of Jones, South
Dakota, and who are qualified to vote at
township elections, are hereby notified
that the annual township meeting for said
township will be held at the Garold Block
home in said township on Tuesday, the
4th day of March next, at 8 o’clock p.m.
for the following purposes:


2014 Legislature Updates

To elect one supervisor for the term of
three years; one township clerk, one
treasurer, each for the term of one year;
and to do any other business proper to be
done at said meeting when convened.
Given under my hand this 17th day of
February A.D., 2014.

Rep. James Schaefer

Garold Block,
Township Clerk
Published February 20 & 27, 2014, at the
total approximate cost of $18.85.

Notice of Annual
Township Meeting
The citizens of the township of Buffalo in
the County of Jones, South Dakota, and
who are qualified to vote at township elections, are hereby notified that the annual
township meeting for said township will be
held at the Brett Nix home in said township on Tuesday, the 4th day of March
next, at 7:00 o’clock p.m. for the following

Greetings, 26B! “Thank you” to
pages Caroline Perry in the house
and Jessica Welter in the senate
for their dedication during the
past two weeks. Both are seniors
at Lyman High School. Their
service makes a difference in the
legislative process.
Another note of thanks to those
of you who were able to attend a
cracker barrel this past Saturday

To elect one supervisor for the term of
three years; one township clerk, one
treasurer, each for the term of one year;
and to do any other business proper to be
done at said meeting when convened.
Given under my hand this 20th day of
February A.D., 2014.
Lori Nix,
Township Clerk

either in Presho or Murdo. We appreciate the conversation exchange during these visits.
With a vote of 70-0 HB 1150
now goes to the Senate for further
consideration. This legislation requires that time be reserved at
the start of each school day for the
Pledge of Allegiance to be recited.
However, students are not forced
to recite the pledge but must be
respectful to the process and
those who are saying the pledge.
This requirement was removed in
1995. If this becomes a law,
South Dakota will be the 40th
state to enact this legislation.
Economic development for
South Dakota’s Native American
population is the topic of HB
1213. It will establish a task force
of Native Americans, legislators,
and other organizations with a
vested interest. The cost for the
task force is estimated at $20,000.
In the Governor’s SB 235, which
was passed last year creating a
task force for economic development, tribal governments had not

been included. The support for
this legislation was 68-0.
Rebuilding the railroad from
Chamberlain to Presho continues
gaining momentum. SB 137,
which requests six million dollars
for this purpose, passed senate
appropriations on Friday, February 21, by a vote of 9-0. Proponents were Senator Vehle (prime
sponsor of the bill); Rails to the
Future represented by Steve
Halverson; Nick Jorgensen, S.D.
Wheat Growers; Angela Ehlers,
S.D. Association of Cooperatives;
S.D. Grain and Feed Association;
and myself as sponsor from the
house of representatives. During
testimony S.D. Wheat Growers
indicated that they would build
an elevator and an agronomy center if the railroad is brought to
Lyman County. SB 137 will be
heard this week on the senate
Commemorating a milestone in
South Dakota’s journey to statehood, historic artifacts and exhibits were on display in the

capitol this past Friday. These exhibits marked the passage of the
Enabling Act, signed into law by
President Grover Cleveland on
February 22, 1889. This authorized the Dakota Territory to split
and allowed South Dakota to proceed in seeking statehood. The
pen that President Benjamin
Harrison used to sign the proclamations of statehood for South
Dakota and North Dakota was
one of the display items. Continue
to watch for celebrations marking
our state’s 125th anniversary.
Tuesday, February 25, is known
as Crossover Day. Legislators
must complete action on any bill
introduced in their body. If a bill
is introduced by a legislator from
the House of Representatives, the
bill must either have passed the
house or be dead by the end of the
day on the 25th. The same scenario applies to the senate. It
seems that the biggest and most
contentious bills tend to wait
around until the last days of session.

nomic Development (GOED), and
Richard Benda to the extent he
allegedly increased the amounts
of two grants that were made to
the Northern Beef Packers.
Benda increased those amounts
while he was negotiating a contract to serve as the EB-5 loan
monitor at SDRC Inc. for Northern Beef in Aberdeen. The Department of Legislative Audit
recommended that in addition to
existing state policy, the GOED
needs to implement a formal written ethics policy, a conflict of interest policy, and a related
procedures document be on file.
Governor Daugaard’s proposed
three percent increase for K-12
education was passed in SB 37 by
a 34-0 vote. The education lobby
deserves a lot of credit for their
work to advance the issue of funding education. A three percent increase looks likely to pass in the
budget and any additional money
that may be agreed to at the end
of session would probably be onetime dollars.
There are two bills to make texting while driving a state-wide

traffic offense. Senate Bill 179 has
passed out of the Senate Transportation Committee. This bill
has a $100 fine for texting while
driving. The law would be a secondary offense meaning drivers
would have to be stopped for another traffic offense before being
cited for texting while driving.
The other bill is House Bill 1177
that carries just a petty offense
penalty which is a $25 fine.
Senate Bill 169, to address the
issue of hunting and fishing on
nonmeandered waters of the
state, was tabled on the senate
floor at the request of the prime
sponsor. Landowners and sportsmen will need to sit down again
and talk to see if common ground
can be reached
I am supporting Senate Bill 141
to improve the workforce in South
Dakota. The intent of the bill is
to direct that 50 percent of the futures fund go for three funding
areas, 1) a needs-based grant program, 2) a critical teaching needs
scholarship program, and 3) a
CTE recruitment assistance program. Each year the futures fund
receives about 15 million dollars

from a tax employers pay for purchasing unemployment insurance. The fund is under the
direction of the governor and any
changes to the management of it
will likely be heavily opposed by
his office.
Lastly, there was a hearing in
Senate Appropriations on Friday
for the expansion of the state
owned rail line from Chamberlain
to Presho. Senate Bill 137 includes a six million dollar appropriation and received a favorable
do pass motion in the committee.
Representative Schaefer has put
a lot of work into this issue and
has involved agriculture producers, grain handlers, and investors
in the railroad expansion discussions.
Lyman High Senior Jessica
Welter completed her two-week
legislative page session. It was a
pleasure to get to know Jessica. I
wish her the best in her post secondary education plans.
Please contact me if you have
questions or concerns. My state
email address is sen.lucas@ and my cell phone
number is 208-8333.

Published February 27, 2014, at the total
approximate cost of $10.47.

Senator Larry Lucas

Notice of Annual
Township Meeting
The citizens of the township of Scovil in
the County of Jones, South Dakota, and
who are qualified to vote at township elections, are hereby notified that the annual
township meeting for said township will be
held at the home of Raymond Roghair in
said township on Tuesday, the 4th day of
March next, at 7 o’clock p.m. for the following purposes:
To elect one supervisor for the term of
three years; one township clerk, one
treasurer, each for the term of one year;
and to do any other business proper to be
done at said meeting when convened.

The completed audit reports on
the EB-5 program and the misuse
of state grants at the Northern
Beef Plant will be reviewed by the
Government Operations and
Audit Committee (GOAC) that I
serve on. The report from the
state Department of Legislative
Audit cited missing records, neglect to followup on many grants
by the Governors Office of Eco-

Given under my hand this 17th day of
February A.D., 2014.
Joyce Roghair,
Township Clerk
Published February 27, 2014, at the total
approximate cost of $10.47.

Legal Notices Protect Your Right To Know!

Social Security
• Howard I. Kossover,
Public Affairs Specialist •
Q: What are delayed retirement
A: You can start Social Security retirement as young as age 62 or
wait to a later age. Full retirement
age (FRA), also called normal retirement age, is the Social Security Administration term for how
old a person must be to receive retirement without age-based reductions. FRA is age 66 for people
born in the years 1943-1954. Delayed retirement credits (DRC’s)
are increases to a retirement benefit received when a person delays
starting their retirement benefits
past full retirement age.
DRC increases stop when you
reach age 70 even if you continue
to delay receiving benefits. There
is no additional advantage to putting off SSA retirement once you
reach age 70.

Murdo Coyote • February 27, 2014 •

As with reduced benefits for
early retirement, the amount of
delayed retirement credit increase
to you depends on the number of
DRC’s involved. The monthly DRC
increase for people born in 1943 or
later is two-thirds of one percent
per month for a yearly increase of
about eight percent.
Retirement benefits started
prior to FRA are referred to as
“early” while those started past
FRA are “late (delayed).” With the
social security online Retirement
Planner ( you can use the
“compute the effect of early or delayed retirement” calculator to estimate DRC amounts on a
monthly basis.
There is no single best age to
start receiving social security re-

tirement. It is a very individual
decision. Overall, if you live to the
average life expectancy for your
age, you will receive about the
same amount in lifetime social security benefits whether you start
at age 62, full retirement age, age
70 or any age in between.
However, monthly amounts can
differ substantially based on your
actual age at retirement. You can
get lower monthly payments for a
longer period of time or higher
monthly payments over a shorter
period of time. The amount received when you start benefits
sets the base for the amount received for the rest of your life.
Every choice has advantages and
disadvantages but people are
more likely to start Social Security
retirement when younger.

SD Veterans Affairs
• Larry Zimmerman, Secretary of Veterans Affairs •
Governor Dennis Daugaard has
appointed Lori Vosika of Hot
Springs to the South Dakota Veterans Commission.
“Vosika’s 22 years of service in
military and social work will be a
great asset to our commission,”
said Larry Zimmerman, secretary
of the South Dakota Department
of Veterans Affairs.
After a 22-year career in the Air
Force and Reserves, Vosika retired

December 31, 2013, as lieutenant
colonel. Since 9/11, Vosika served
five tours of active duty at
Ellsworth AFB, Malstrom AFB
and Manas Transit Center in Kyrgyzstan.
Vosika has worked at the VA
Black Hills Health Care System
since 1996 where she has worked
in substance abuse, PTSD and
acute medicine. She currently
serves as the OEF/OIF/OND pro-

gram manager.
Vosika replaces Commissioner
Gene Murphy who has served on
the Veterans Commission since
1990. Vosika’s term expires October 2019.
“Gene has been an outstanding
advocate for South Dakota’s veterans and their families, and we appreciate his commitment and
service to this state, this great
county and to our veterans,” said

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Thank You
I’m sending my yearly thank
you out to family, friends and customers! Thank you for the time
away, taking care of things at the
shop and house, for doing your
business locally and for all the
fun, laughs and all you do for me
all year long. I am so fortunate to
have you all in my life and thank
God each day. We are headed
home Friday morning. Can wait to
see everyone!
Sherry ....... And Bill

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Murdo Nutrition
Program Menu
March 3
Chicken ala King over Biscuit
Mixed Vegetables
March 4
Roast Beef
Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
Broccoli & Cauliflower
Dinner Roll
Mandarin Oranges
March 5
Fish Sandwich w/ Lettuce
Potato Salad
Banana Pudding w/ Wafers
March 6
Baked Potato
Baked Squash
Pineapple Tidbits
March 7
Ham & Bean Soup
Lettuce Salad
Corn Bread