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Thune inducted into South Dakota Sports Hall of Fame
South Dakota 4-H looks for host families
The 4-H Youth Exchange programs provide youth with the opportunity to reach their full potential as future leaders in communities, as well as, in the workplace, says Suzanne Geppert, SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Partnerships Field Specialist. “Exchanges mobilize volunteers and communities to meet the needs of youth by creating non-formal, educational opportunities to help youth thrive in a complex and changing world; allowing them to problem solve and plan through various life skill development opportunities utilizing the 4-H Guiding Principles,” she said. “These life skills can be developed even further by allowing our youth to advance their practices in an International Exchange.” Geppert explains that state and county exchanges are basically a series of learning experiences in which 4-H members visit the homes and communities of 4-H members in another geographical location, and then receives visitors in return. Counties usually host a group one year and return the visit the following year. 4-H also provides its members with the opportunity to travel internationally. Alan Lambert, South Dakota 4-H International Programs Volunteer Coordinator, manages the exchanges which include delegates travelling abroad, inbound exchangees and the host families needed for home stays. Lambert says host families are currently being sought for one month 4-H International Exchange Programs. Currently Lambert is seeking host families for 24 teens from Japan; ages 1216. The teens will be staying with local families as part of a two-way exchange program sponsored through 4-H and the Japanese LABO organization. “The Japanese youth come eager to live our everyday life and make friends that will last a lifetime,” Lambert said. The exchangees will stay with their South Dakota host families from July 22, 2013 to August 18. The program accepts host families with children of the same gender and about the same age. Families without children in this age range are encouraged to host an adult chaperone for two weeks. “Families do not need to be involved in 4-H to host, they just need a willingness to share their home and world,” Lambert said. The Japanese LABO Exchange, in cooperation with 4-H International Exchange Programs, is one of the largest exchange programs involving North American and Japanese youth in the world. Since it began in 1972, more than 40,000 students have stayed with families in 39 states including South Dakota, and more than 6,300 youth have lived with host families in Japan. There is no need to know the Japanese language. The students have been studying English, and are anxious to use it. “The program gives host families a chance to share their culture, friendship and family life with an exchange student, and at the same time learn about Japanese life. The home stays last only a month, but the effects last a lifetime,” he said. Information and host family applications about the program are available by contacting a local 4-H leader, county extension office or through the South Dakota 4-H Leaders website: http://www. southdakota4hleaders.com/page_1 4.html. For more information contact, Lambert at 605-366-6107 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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South Dakota Sports Hall of Fame… Harold Thune (left)
accepts his South Dakota Sports Hall of Fame induction award from Colin Kapitan. Kapitan was a referee for many years at the Jones County Invitational Tournament. Courtesy Photos
Cole Venard earns UTI Technician of the Year
Coach Thune and 1980 Letter winners… Four of Coach
Harold Thune’s girls basketball letter winners made the trip to help celebrate his induction. From left to right: Susan (O'Reilly) Raikus, Pam (McKenzie) Bryan, Harold Thune, Tammy (Lindquist) Van Dam and Connie (Kerns) Kralicek.
Jones County school board discusses new policy options for exercise facility
by Karlee Moore The Monday, April 8 school board meeting, held at 8 p.m., was brief and to the point. Those in attendance included: Larry Ball, Lorrie Esmay, Brett Nix, Chad Whitney, Carrie Lolley, JayTee Sealey, Ashley Geigle, Cheryl Iversen and Karlee Moore. The board gathered before the meeting at 7:30 p.m. to review scholarship applications. The agenda and bills were approved, as well as minutes for special meetings on March 25, April 2, April 3, and April 4. Gary Knispel was not on hand to present a financial report, but had submitted one previously, which was approved. The board made a motion to approve Resolution #355, which would authorize membership in the South Dakota High School Athletes Association for the 20132014 school year. Next on the agenda was a motion to offer 2013-2014 contracts to certified staff at the 20122013 rate. This motion was tabled until a special meeting that was scheduled for Wednesday, April 10. Next, the board approved a motion to withdraw from Three River Special Services Benefit Group, effective June 30, 2013. The district will still be part of Three Rivers; however, they will not be participating in the health insurance program. The board approved an open enrollment request, then discussed a Homeland Security walk through that was scheduled for Wednesday, April 17. Homeland Security will provide recommendations, and the walk through will make the school eligible for additional grants for security items such as door buzzers and door cameras. Esmay said of these security measures, “It will be something that we’ll be looking at.” Next, the board turned its attention to the discussion items. The 2013-2014 calendar was again discussed. Nix asked if having semester tests before Christmas break worked this year. Ball said that it worked very well, since the Jones County Invitational tournament is always scheduled soon after school resumes in January. Having semester tests during the week of the tournament was difficult for students and staff alike. Ball then brought up the recently passed Sentinel Bill. Ball told the board that it is something that they should think about and decide what they want to do, if anything. Nix asked if anyone had any suggestions, but the issue did not have any additional discussion. Ball said that he had recently contacted other schools that offer exercise facilities to the public and had asked for copies of waiver and policies for their facilities. He said he would like the board to make a decision on policy issues before school is out. He recommended that everyone wishing to use the facility be issued a key card, and the doors should be kept locked at all times, especially during school hours. Ball then said that the school board election will be held on Tuesday, June 4. The meeting then entered executive session at 8:30 p.m.
UTI Monster Jam Tech of the Year… Cole Venard accepts his award at the 2013 Monster
Jam Awards Ceremony. Photos courtesy of monsterjam.com by Karlee Moore Cole Venard, Murdo native and 2005 graduate of Jones County High School, has recently been awarded the 2013 Universal Technical Institute Monster Jam Tech of the Year. He was selected out of technicians from the entire Monster Jam fleet. According to monsterjam. com, there are approximately 90 trucks in Monster Jam. Venard is currently the crew chief for the Monster Jam truck, Grave Digger The Legend, driven by Adam Anderson, who is the 2013 Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam World Racing Champion. In Anderson’s acceptance speech, he credited Venard and his hard work saying, “We had a great year this year thanks to Cole, he did an awesome job, I can’t thank him enough and our entire team.” The Monster Jam World Finals were held in Las Vegas at the Sam Boyd Stadium on March 22-23. Venard has been working for Feld Motor Sports for seven years, and has been working with Anderson for four of those years. He 2010, which resulted in the loss of part of his left leg. He said, “Two years ago, I didn’t know if I was going to be able to keep working my job, and now I have a championship under my belt.” Venard sat out the 2011 racing season, returning in April for the 2011 World Finals in Las Vegas for his first show with his new leg. When asked about his future, Venard said that he would love to drive. He said he is currently working on trying to get a driving position with the truck Captain’s Curse. Venard laughed and said he was trying to capitalize on his leg. Venard said his favorite show this year was in St. Louis, Mo. He said, “The crowd made me feel like a kid. We did well and the crowd let us know it.” He said it was his first time there, and it was exciting. He also said he enjoyed the shows on the east coast in the summer because they have bigger, outdoor stadiums. Grave Digger The Legend will participate in the European and over seas tour coming up, but Venard said he might stay state side.
St. Mary’s Home Health and Hospice to host Hospice Foundation of America’s 2013 Living With Grief ® program
Each year the Hospice Foundation of America (HFA) presents a nationally recognized distance learning program to more than 125,000 people in 2,000 communities. For more than a decade, this annual educational event has been instrumental in educating healthcare professionals and families on issues affecting end-of-life care. The information provided by the expert panel will be useful to clinicians, administrators, chaplains, social workers, nurses, case managers, counselors, physicians, addiction professionals, and other staff working in hospice and palliative care, hospitals, long-term care and assisted living facilities. This year’s Living With Grief® Program focuses on “Improving Care for Veterans Facing Illness and Death.” This program assists end-of-life care provider organizations and health and human service professionals in enhancing their sensitivities and understanding of veterans and to provide professionals with new interventions to better serve dying veterans and their families. Attention is placed on veteran generations now aging and most likely to be seen in endof-life care (WWII, Korean War, Vietnam). The program also looks organizationally at military benefits and intersections with VA systems and will explore the traditions and sensitivities of grieving families and resources that can assist them. Moderated by Frank Sesno, Director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at The George Washington University, the program will be shown at Avera St. Mary’s Hospital, 4th Floor Lecture Room (old building) from 1:00 p.m. to to 4:00 p.m. on April 23 and will be repeated on April 24 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mr. Sesno will lead the panel of noted authorities that includes: Scott T. Shreve, DO, National Director, Hospice of Palliative Care, Dept. of Veterans Affairs; Deborah Grassman, ARNP, Author, Lecturer, Consultant, Dept. of Veterans Affairs; Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, MDiv, Professor of Gerontology, The College of New Rochelle, and Senior Consultant, Hospice Foundation of America; Paul Tschudi, MA, EdS, LPC, Assistant Professor/Director, The George Washington University, and Vietnam veteran; and Ryan Weller, MSW, LCSW, Palliative Care Program Manager, Portland VA Medical Center. Each year this award-winning, program is produced by Hospice Foundation of America, a not-forprofit organization, which acts as an advocate for the hospice concept of care through ongoing programs of professional education, public information and research on issues relating to illness, loss, grief and bereavement.
graduated from WyoTech in 2006 and started his career in monster trucks shortly after. When asked what inspired him to start working with monster trucks, Venard said, “It started with me mud racing around here (Murdo) to going out a limb and sending in a resume.” This is a great accomplishment for Venard, as two years ago, he wasn’t sure he would ever be able to work as a monster truck technician again. Venard was involved in an ATV accident in December of
Grave Digger The Legend… Cole Venard, 2013 UTI Monster Jam Tech of the Year (left) and Adam Anderson, 2013 Monster Jam Racing World Champion.
Jones County News
Coyote News Briefs
The Murdo Cemetery Association annual meeting has been rescheduled. It will now be held on Tuesday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the Jones County Senior Citizen’s Center in Murdo. Kids Club, sponsored by the Community Bible Church, will NOT meet until next school year due to scheduling conflicts in May. Have a great summer and we’ll see you in September. The exercise room at the Tech Center is open Monday– Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you have a key card, the room is open additionally from 5–7 a.m. and 5–10 p.m., Monday through Friday. It is also open on Saturday from 5 a.m.–5 p.m. and on Sunday from 1–6 p.m. Patrons need to be out of the building one hour after the doors are locked; no later than 11 p.m. on weekdays.
Murdo Coyote • April 18, 2013 •
East Side News
by Janet Louder • 669-2696
News for the week of April 8 is as follows, due to inclement weather, it was held until this week’s paper. Terry and Penny Dowling spent Easter in Alpena with Troy, Stacie, Samantha, Jolie and Alexis Dowling. The group, except for Troy (he was entertaining the flu) attended church Easter services. Jolie and Alexis took part in the service. Rosa Lee Styles, Margie Boyle and Janet Louder played a couple of games of canasta at Ellouise Ellwanger’s last Wednesday with muffins and coffee to follow. Helen Louder, Lill Seamans, Rosa Lee Styles, Margie Boyle and Janet Louder listened to the first and second graders read to them, after to the cafe for coffee. Ray and Janice Pike took in the Zonta Craft Fair held in Pierre on Saturday at the mall. They also went out for lunch. Penny Dowling traveled to Canton on Friday to daughter Amy and Mark Nelson’s. That evening, Penny, Amy, Nicole and Emily (daughter of Trent) attended a play “Flapper” at the Canton High School in which grandkids Morgan and Dalton were among the performers. Saturday Penny spent time and the night in Sioux Falls with the Trent Dowling family, returning home on Sunday. Rosa Lee Styles attended a Master Gardeners lunch meeting held Saturday in White River at the museum. Following that she went to Pierre and took in the Zonta Fair. Dorothy and Kevin Louder spent time with Dwight in Kadoka last Wednesday. Following church Sunday, Ray and Janice Pike, Ray and Shirley Vik, Lila Mae Christian, Rosa Lee Styles, Eldon and Esther Magnuson, Pastor Rick, Don Volmer and Alice Horsley had dinner together at a local cafe. Karen Miller spent Thursday through Sunday in Sioux Falls being entertained by grandkids Mckenzie and Gavin. Kati Venard, Mallory and Tenley and Bob Rankin spent Saturday in Rapid City. Nelva and Janet spent Friday in Pierre, in the afternoon they had coffee at Parkwood. They visited Lillian Severyn, Ken Halligan, Arlyne Brown and daughter Linda, and said a brief hello to Mona Sharp. Kevin and Laura Louder were in Aberdeen over the weekend. They spent the nights with daughter Jamie Bretsch and family. On Saturday, grandson Sean Louder was in a basketball tournament, so the group was on hand to watch him play. Mel and Linda Kessler, Ernie Kessler and Kathie Mason visited Sonny and Evelyn Tornow in Rapid City on Saturday. Betty Mann visited Helen DeRyk in Pierre on Sunday. Nelva and Janet spent Sunday in Mitchell. They visited Clayton and Ann McLaughlin in their new home, very nice and spacious. They are in an assisted living apartment. Along with the visit, they had cake, ice cream and coffee. As they headed west toward home, there was something wet falling on them, oh, I’ll bet that was what they call rain! They couldn’t get it to follow them home, it stopped at Kimball. Today we have fog, so it’s damp out there-snow predicted, we need some kind of moisture. Last Wednesday, Gen Liffengren with grandson as chauffeur traveled to Sioux Falls. Gen visited Glen and Teresa Fuoss in the hospital, also there were Floyd and Sylvia Fuoss. Lila Mae Christian spent the Easter weekend in Rapid City with daughter Pat. Also there were Pat’s daughter, Shanna, and daughter Amirah from the Lincoln, Neb., area. Lila Mae returned home on Monday. And on to this week’s news. Happy birthday to Margaret Rankin who celebrated her 85th birthday with a pizza party at a cafe near Draper, surrounded by family. Helping her celebrate her "big" day were: Greg Rankin; Ron and Nan Rankin, North Platte; Kris and Dick Bradley, Karen Authier, all of Pierre; Bob Rankin; Shirley and Ray Vik; Steve Vik; Eleanor Miller, Pierre; John Bradley and Mary Abbott of Rapid City; Andy and Jill Rankin, Riley and Peyton; Kati and Drew Venard, Mallory and Tenley; Tyler and Chelsee Rankin, Addison and Joey. Others that stopped in were: Donald Wayne Cromwell; Doug Nies; and Randy and Holly Nemec of Midland. I'm guessing Marg had a great day with her family. Ron and Nan spent the night, so was out for dinner Sunday for Marg, Greg, Ron and Nan; they left for home after. In Murdo Friday, Eldon and Esther Magnuson met Ray and Janice Pike for coffee and conversation at a local cafe. Later the Magnusons visited daughter Kathie. Donna Kinsley and daughter Beth Mertens, Grace and Josie went to Sioux Falls on Saturday and spent the night with son Chris and Alicia Erikson. They attended a baby shower on Sunday for baby Erikson, due May 12. The Jones County High School prom was held Friday evening. Their theme was neon nights. The weather turned out okay, still snow and slush for those dressed in their finery to get around in, understand all went okay – guys in their tuxes and the gals in their formals, very pretty. Drew and Kati Venard, Chelsee Rankin and Jill Rankin, along with others, were chaperones for the post prom party. Dorothy and Brad Louder called on Dwight in Kadoka on Friday. Mary Mathews, Bruce and Anita Mathews and Monica Mathews attended the Pierre dance academy performance held at the Riggs Theater on Saturday to watch granddaughters/daughters Marissa and Bailee dance. Curt and Janet Miller spent Sunday afternoon with her parents, Bernard and Marge Strait. Our sympathy goes out to Dave Geisler and family in the loss of his brother, John. Happy birthday to Roger Vik of Spearfish who will add another year April 20 – making him older than me! This hubby (Nelva) of mine turned over another year on Sunday; yes, I made him a cake. Following church Sunday, we joined Ray and Janice Pike, Don Volmer, Ray and Shirley Vik, and Lila Mae Christian for dinner at a local cafe. Following dinner, the gals presented Nelva with a piece of apple caramel pie topped with ice cream and a lighted candle, and sang happy birthday. The dessert was very good; I got a couple of bites. In the afternoon, daughter Cara and hubby Don stopped in. They had been to Mitchell to Don's brother, Brad's, home; they also saw other family members there. They took cake with them. A little later, Ray and Janice Pike stopped in for cake, ice cream and hot tea. In the meantime, the phone rang a lot; had calls from the kids, some grandkids and friends. Casey and Gavin Miller dropped in, and Gavin had cake. He said it was so good, but I think it was the frosting he liked (don't you just love 'em). Then Eldon and Esther Magnuson arrived, played some cards and then we had cake and ice cream. We didn't even get a sugar high! All in all, he had a good birthday.
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John Geisler, long time Murdo resident and business man, passed on Monday, April 8, after a long illness. Our sympathies to the Geisler family. Services are set for April 27 at 10:30 at the Messiah Lutheran Church. Dean and Deb Faber went to Rochester to the Mayo Clinic for a heart procedure for Dean. They returned home on Monday and Dean is recuperating at home. He would be glad for some company and phone calls. Carolyn Trethaway battled the snow piles and gave loving care to all the kitties and dogs. Beverly Andrews went to Pierre to visit Tom Andrews on Saturday; they did a little shopping while there. She returned early so she would be able to navigate the snow piles in her yard. Betty Baker has been to see Claude in Pierre at the Golden Living Center. He is doing better and enjoys the cards he gets from friends in Murdo. Tom and Jody Lebeda went to Avon, S.D., and toured the greenhouse for a little taste of spring. They met Sonya Lebeda and Cara Manke at Tyndall for lunch and had a wonderful visit with them. Yes, I am having bedding plants again this year. Grace Mckillip returned home on Good Friday and is recuperating and doing well. Joan and Stan Sterling of Pierre came for coffee and visiting on Monday. Violet Sichmeller hosted a birthday party for Cayenne Bohan, her granddaughter, on Friday, April 5. Menu included birthday cake, cookies, cupcakes and pizza. Edna McKenzie is having a birthday party at the Regency Hospitality Room in Chamberlain on Saturday, April 20. Cards can be sent to her at 220E Beebe St. suite 115 Chamberlain S.D. 57325. Phone 1605-234-2244. Mel and Linda Kessler and Emily Flynn went to Pierre on Saturday to Mariah Kessler’s confirmation. Both Mel and Linda are glad to be home and getting back in the South Dakota mode.
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Jones County folks buckled in for yet another snowstorm as this reporter sat before her computer on Tuesday morning. I’m just thankful for storm warnings that our pioneer forefathers did not have access to. Even if the storm passes over, it is a good feeling to be as prepared as possible. I heard the grocery store in Murdo was very busy on Monday with shoppers stocking up on essentials. Calving is the big news yet for the west side as it is across the county. Doesn't leave time for much socializing other than a quick visit at church and/or Bible study. Hey, isn't it good to see green grass?
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A huge thank you to the Jones County community for your tremendous support of the JCHS Post Prom Party, your generosity is greatly appreciated. Thank you so much for making this event such a huge success. Thank you to the students for your participation and great attitudes. Thank you the chaperones that sacrificed an evening to chaperone this event. Our sincere apologies if anyone has been overlooked.
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J.C. Sheriff’s Report
The Sheriff’s report is printed as received by Jones County Sheriff’s Office. It may or may not contain every call received by the department. Sheriff and Deputy calls: April 8 Sheriff Weber responded to a report of a pickup that had slid off the highway and was stuck in the median on I-90, mm207. The riders had a ride coming and the vehicle was left and towed away after the storm had passed. Sheriff Weber responded to I-90, westbound, mm200, to a report of a pickup and camper in the north ditch. The camper that was being towed had rolled on to its side. The pickup and camper was left to be towed out after the storm had passed. The driver was taken to a motel in Murdo. Sheriff Weber responded to a possible rollover in the median on I90, mm200. It was found to be the same accident at mm 200. April 10 Sheriff Weber responded to US Hwy 83, northbound, mm59 to a report of a semi and trailer that was stuck on a hill on icy roads. DOT spread salt on highway and truck was able to drive away. Sheriff Weber responded to a report of a pickup in the ditch on US Hwy 83, mm57. The vehicle was towed out of the ditch. The SD Highway Patrol and Sheriff Weber responded to I-90, eastbound, mm190 to a report of a semi and trailer that had slid into the median and became stuck. The semi was pulled out and towed away. The SD Highway Patrol and Sheriff Weber responded to a report of a semi that was stuck on the ice on the eastbound off ramp at exit 192, and it was blocking the ramp. Traffic was diverted past the exit until the semi was towed away and the ramp was reopened. There was also a pickup that had became stuck in the ditch after it had tried to go around this semi. The pickup was towed out of the ditch. Deputy Sylva responded to a report of a train derailment in Jones Co. It was found to have derailed in Stanley Co. Deputy Sylva responded to a two vehicle accident in Murdo. There was minor damage to both vehicles. April 11 Deputy Sylva responded to I-90, mm187 to the report of a pickup stuck in the median. The vehicle was towed out. Deputy Sylva responded to I-90, mm190, to a report of a pickup stuck in the median. The vehicle was towed out. Sheriff Weber responded to a report of a vehicle stuck in the median on I-90. It was first thought to be in Jones Co., but the vehicle was located a mile into Lyman Co. The vehicle was towed out. Sheriff Weber assisted the Lyman Co. Sheriff's Office with a one vehicle rollover with no injuries in the median on I-90, mm216. The people in the vehicle were trapped inside. The occupants were able to be removed without any problems. Once Lyman Co. arrived, Sheriff Weber left the scene. Deputy Sylva, the SD Highway Patrol, Jones Co. Ambulance and Sheriff Weber responded to a one vehicle rollover on I-90, eastbound, mm207. There were three people in the vehicle. One passenger received non life threatening injuries, and was transported to St. Marys by the Jones Co. Ambulance. All passengers were wearing seatbelts which prevented anyone from being severely injured or killed. April 14 Deputy Sylva reponed to a 911 hangup. It was found to be a pocket dial, and no one needed any help. Deputy Sylva confirmed a Jones Co. warrant on a subject that was being held by the police in Pennington Co. The subject paid the warrant and was released.
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Murdo Coyote Obituaries
Army 1903rd Engineer/Aviation Battalion. After his honorable discharge from the Army in 1953, John collected antique cars from across the Midwest. His father told him, “John, you have to do something with those cars,” and in 1954 John, his father, Dick, and brother, Dave, opened the Pioneer Auto Museum with 25 cars on display in a single building. John eventually received his bachelor’s degree from Concordia College in Seward, Neb. He held many jobs during his lifetime: service station attendant, copper mine employee, elementary school teacher, social worker, Pinkerton security guard, postal worker, pilot car driver and antique dealer. He most enjoyed his time in the Army and the years he spent exploring the Midwest on trips to locate antique cars for the museum. John married Betty (Fortier) Queen November 9, 1965, and gained a daughter, Cathie. Their daughter, Johanna, was born in November 1966. After attending graduate school at the University of Minnesota, John, Betty and the two girls moved to Murdo to be near family and the Pioneer Auto Museum. For many years, the family traveled around the United States. John was always on the lookout for antique cars and collectibles to add to the Pioneer Auto collection. In 1985, John and Betty returned to Murdo to live. John loved all sorts of entertainment and public exhibitions, attending canvas tent circuses and state fairs and concerts. He loved a good meal; any road trip would be planned around restaurants that could be visited along the way. John had a companion Beagle by his side for the last 35 years, the most recent being named Martin Luther. In 2002, John and Betty moved to Sioux Falls and later Valley Springs to be near their daughters and grandsons, and to have access to advanced medical care. Both John and Betty faced a number of health issues in the last decade. Starting in 2009, John went through several rounds of treatment for thyroid cancer. After a brief, acute illness in late December 2012, John entered the hospital and then the hospice program at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Sioux Falls. His family is grateful for the excellent care he received there. He passed away the morning of Monday, April 8, 2013. John had a strong, but quiet, lifetime relationship with his Lord and Savior. He was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Murdo and attended First Lutheran in Valley Springs. John is preceded in death by his parents, Arthur John “Dick” Geisler and Vivian Christine (Petersen) Geisler. John is survived by his wife of 47 years, Betty (Fortier) Geisler; daughters, Cathie (Johnnie) Littles of Sioux Falls, Johanna (Mark Dykstra) Geisler; grandsons, Corwin and Rune Dykstra of Valley Springs and Lee Littles of Sioux Falls; a sister, Roma Bunch, of Irvine, Calif.; a brother, David A. (Leila) Geisler of Murdo; nieces, Vivian (Jeff) Sonder, Patty (Donald) Tyus, Jennifer (Bryan) Kaiser, Lisa (Larry) Williams; and nephews, Eric (Janet) Staudenbaur and David M. (Ann) Geisler. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. (CT) on Saturday, April 27, at Messiah Lutheran Church, Murdo followed by interment at the Murdo Cemetery and lunch at Messiah Lutheran.
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ters. He wrote his own computer programs for performance-testing range cattle. He pioneered both no-till farming and organic beef production. He learned finish carpentry from his dad and his uncle, Ben Erikson, and practiced it in homes he and his family built wherever they lived. After he left agriculture, he drove truck in Wyoming and on the Bakken oil fields, settling in Williston, N.D. Glen met Teresa Raney in North Dakota and they were married March 28, 2012. In January 2013, they moved to Sioux Falls, S.D. He and Teresa loved to travel and their three years’ time together was filled with adventures. Following a trip to Ecuador he suddenly fell ill and on February 21, was diagnosed with an astrocytoma, which did not respond to treatment. He passed away peacefully in Sanford Hospice, supported by family, including his niece, Darnell Dixon, and friends, Tim and Marilee Anton. Glen was an organ donor and his remains were cremated and will be privately interred at a later date. Glen is survived by his wife, Teresa; his parents; his children, Sarah Anne and Corbin Brian; and one beloved grandson, Jaxton Bentley Fuoss. He is also survived by his siblings: Kathleen (Jim) Larson of Fort Mohave, Ariz., Paul (Ann) of Oak Park, Ill., Althea Dixon (Jeff Longtin) of Minneapolis, Minn., and Anita L. Fuoss of Murdo, S.D.; and five stepchildren: Jacob and Roxanne Raney, and Ganna, Isatou and Amber Mboob. The family wishes to express appreciation to Pastor Obed Nelson of Peace Lutheran and the physicians and staff of Sanford Health Care for their skillful and compassionate care.
John Nels Geisler, age 83, Valley Springs, S.D., formerly of Murdo, passed away Monday, April 8, 2013 at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Sioux Falls. He was born in Pasadena, Calif., November 25, 1929, to Arthur John “Dick” Geisler and Vivian Christine (Petersen) Geisler. He lived with his parents and younger siblings, Roma and David, in Bell, Calif., where A.J. ran a feed store. During his childhood in Bell, John began a lifelong love of movies at the three local theaters where admission cost a dime. In February 1942, the metal rationing of World War II led to the closing of the store in Bell which had transitioned into selling the latest modern appliances. Leaving the land of sun and palm trees, the family moved to a farm in Blunt during a blizzard. In 1945, the Geisler family moved to Murdo to operate the John Deere and Chevrolet dealerships, the first of many businesses. For his high school education, John boarded at Northwestern Lutheran Academy in Mobridge. His college education was interrupted when he served his country as a cryptographer in Korea in the
Seizing the Hope Set Before Us ... Heb 6:18
by Pastor Rick Hazen, United Methodist Church, Murdo and Draper
“O worship the King, all glorious above,O gratefully sing God’s power and God’s love; our Shield and Defender the Ancient of Days,pavilioned in splendor, and girded with praise.” (words by Robert Grant) Having a deep, committed and lasting faith in God, and in the one God sent to save us from our sins, the Lord Jesus Christ, is becoming rare in these modern times. We have become spoiled and selfish, letting the world dictate who we worship. Some of us just cannot find the time to “worship the King.” You and I have time for everything else in today’s world — school, work, sports, bars, casinos, family and friends, TV, internet, iPods, iPads, Nooks, Kindles, cell-phones, smart phones, texting, etc. We listen to the world, why don’t we listen to God? Jesus says that we are choosing the “broad road that leads to destruction [and not] the narrow road that leads to life.” It all comes down to having a vibrant and active faith. That’ll happen when we redirect our priorities, placing God in first place instead of last place (or no place). We cannot be whole and complete people until we are healthy in “body, mind, and spirit.” Know that when we pray, God still accepts our “knee-mail.” To have an active and vibrant faith means “work.” Along with “work” comes “growth.” Pentecost will soon be here. Pentecost begins May 19 and goes through Sunday, November 24. Perhaps growth in our faith journeys during Pentecost will cause us to make “spiritual growth” a daily habit all year. Why do we adults encourage youth to attend secular camps in the summer but don’t encourage youth to attend church camps, or a mission trip? In our communities, why do we encourage our youth and one another to get involved with everything else over the summer except church activities? Instead of asking ourselves how we are going to occupy our time with more stuff, let’s step back for a moment and ask ourselves, “How are we going to occupy our time with what God wants us to do, and still have time for the other stuff?” Our churches have many resources which you can tap into so that you will not only experience spiritual “growth” as you “work” on your faith journey, but you will also find ways in which you can have a “committed” life of faith. The church can also help you to redirect your priorities so you will still be able to work or go to school and still do some of those things you love as well. Just remember to place God first. Hear these words from Jesus Christ: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’” (Mark 12:30-31). And, the apostle Paul, who loved the sports of running and boxing, wrote these words to a young Timothy about getting priorities straight and always placing God first: “For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come” (1Timothy 4:8). Worshiping God is your number one appointment every Sunday and nothing else worldly is more important to take God’s place. God’s blessings to you all during this Easter season.
Glen Fuoss, 57, of Sioux Falls (formerly of Draper, S.D., and Williston, N.D.) died in Sioux Falls on April 6. A memorial Service will be held at Peace Lutheran Church, 5509 West 41st Street, Sioux Falls on Friday, April 19 at 2:00 p.m. The family requests live green plants in lieu of flowers. Glen Eric Fuoss, husband of Teresa, and son of Floyd H. and Sylvia Hullinger Fuoss, was born at Pierre, S.D., on August 13, 1955. He grew up on the family ranch north of Draper and attended Spears and Draper Elementary Schools. He graduated from T.F. Riggs High School in Pierre. A gifted musician, he sang and played drums, trumpet, baritone horn, and violin during his schooling and was a virtuoso pianist until his illness. While in high school, he joined the Civil Air Patrol and rose to the rank of Lt. Colonel. He participated in the International Air Cadet Exchange, traveling to Great Britain. He was a certified flight instructor and commercial pilot in South Dakota and Nebraska for a number of years. For much of his life, he worked on the family land. His winning 4H exhibits at the State Fair led him to certified seed production. With his dad, he designed and built a seed cleaning and grading system at the family headquar-
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Catholic Church of St. Martin 502 E. Second St., Murdo, S.D. • Father Gary Oreshoski Saturday Mass: 6 p.m. St. Anthony’s Catholic Church Draper, S.D. • Father Gary Oreshoski Sunday Mass: 8:30 a.m. Draper United Methodist Church Pastor Rick Hazen Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Murdo United Methodist Church Pastor Rick Hazen • Corner of E. 2nd and Jefferson Ave. Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m. and Fellowship Time • Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. United Methodist Women: 1st Wednesday at 2 p.m. • ALL WELCOME! Okaton Evangelical Free Church Okaton I–90 Exit 183 • Pastor Gary McCubbin • 605–837–2233 (Kadoka) Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. (CT) • Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. (CT) Messiah Lutheran Church 308 Cedar, Murdo, S.D. • Pastor Ray Greenseth Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. • Sunday School: 10 a.m. • Bible Study: Tuesday 7 a.m. Thursday 9:30 a.m. • Midweek: Wednesday 3:15 p.m. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Draper, S.D. • Pastor Ray Greenseth Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. • Bible Study: Wednesday 9 a.m. Community Bible Church 410 Washington, Murdo, S.D. • Pastor Alvin Gwin • 669–2600 Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. • Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Wed. Night Bible Study: 7 p.m.
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The Teaching Of Self-esteem by Pastor Paul M. Sadler
Scripture Reading: “Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince [refute] the gainsayers.” — Titus 1:9 Satan never rests in his insatiable desire to corrupt the Word of God. A case in point is the present-day teaching of self-love, self-esteem and self-worth. The influence of this unsound doctrine has nearly permeated every strata of Christendom, including the Grace Movement. Like the beat of a drum, this theme is heard almost constantly from the pulpits of America and frequently appears on the pages of Christian literature. Beware when you hear or read: “It is important to feel good about yourself,” “Learn to love yourself,” “Probe your innermost self to understand why you think and feel as you do,” “God sent His son to die for you because you are of great value.” On the surface these phrases may seem commendable, but in reality they are diametrically opposed to the Scriptures. The above has been weighed in the balance and found to be wanting. For example: “The heart [innermost self]is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” (Jer. 17:9). Paul concurred when he said, “For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh, [old nature or self]) dwelleth no good thing” (Rom. 7:18). The old man (self) is at enmity against God. He hates God and the things of God and left to himself he will not seek God. The Scriptures, from beginning to end, speak with a unified voice that the old nature is rotten to the core (See Rom. 3:9-18). Consequently, our old man (self) has been crucified with Christ. Paul made reference to this when he wrote to the Galatians, “I am crucified with Christ [i.e. his old man]: nevertheless I live [Paul's new nature]; yet NOT I [self], but Christ liveth in me.” We are to put off the old nature and put on the new, which is created in holiness and righteousness (Eph. 4:22-24). It is futile to improve one’s self- image, especially since God abhors any attempt to do so. Rather, we are to conform ourselves to the image of His dear Son. Thus, those of the household of faith are to live accordingly: “Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let us esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus” (Phil. 2:3-5). Self takes great pleasure in acclaim, indulgence, approval and praise. It glories in all these things. But are we not robbing God when self is esteemed more highly than His glory? “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which ye have of God, AND YE ARE NOT YOUR OWN? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s” (I Cor. 6:19,20). Shall we permit the “love of one’s self” doctrine to overshadow the love of God in Christ Jesus? God forbid! May God help us to stand against this insidious teaching that essentially robs God of the glory that is rightfully due Him.
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April 18, 2013 Issue 14 Jones County High School Murdo, SD 57559
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is “Pasarela” by Daddy Yankee. While her favorite TV show as a kid was True Lies, she now enjoys watching scary movies and comedies. Her favorite subject is science. “My favorite holiday is Christmas because I like having family gatherings together, eating good food and opening the presents.” Her favorite color is blue, and you will find her wearing comfortable clothing; she prefers quality over brand names. The Glass Castle is her favorite book. She wants to meet Josh Duhamel because he is an awesome actor and good looking. “I admire my mother; she has worked hard throughout her whole
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Staff: Becky Bryan, Janna Glaze, Nicki Kell, Ryan Kirscher, Emiley Nies, Paige Venard, Gus Volmer. Adviser: Margie Peters
Math and science interests lead Montoya to choose School of Mines for future schooling
By Paige Venard Sleeping, fishing, shopping, hanging out with friends and working out top Melissa’s favorites list. Melissa Montoya Mairena is the daughter of Kerry Melissa Mairena Roghair and Curtis Roghair; she has one older sister Maria Fernanda Montoya. Throughout her high school career she was involved in choir, basketball, track, National Honor Society and the Academic Olympics. Her favorite sport is soccer but since she moved to Murdo she has been unable to play it. She doesn’t have a favorite food, but she will eat anything that looks delicious. Her favorite song life, and I am who I am today because of her.” Choosing among being popular, accomplishing something, or being organized, she responded with “Accomplishing something. Being popular is not important to me at all. If I have to do something, I do it myself; no one else is going to do my work for me. I know that being organized is important to accomplishing something.” Montoya gets angry when people lie and are disrespectful; she is also angered by people who start rumors. She is afraid of failing and not being able to finish college for some unexpected reason. She has no major regrets, “What is done, is done, the best thing to do is forget and move on.” The biggest lesson she has learned thus far is from her mom: be persistent and not give up with your first mistake. She values her family and friends the most because “nobody can get very far in life without a strong support system consisting of their loved ones.” If Montoya were granted three wishes, she would ask for food and shelter for the poor, being healthy for the rest of her life and living successfully. If she could be whatever she wanted she would be a dog for one day, because she has always wondered what goes on in their minds and thinks it would help her to understand animals better. Among fame, money and power, fame is the least important to her because she doesn’t need to be famous to be able to make money or have the power to control something. “I don’t need fame at all, I need money to live, and if I have money, I have some power.” Montoya would advise younger classmen to “live in the present and always give your best effort. Don’t waste your time; it goes by way too fast.” She considers her biggest achievement this far in her high school career as not failing any classes. “It’s nice to know that one more chapter of my life is done, and that I will be on my own now.” After graduation she is going to miss the people she went to school with because she is going to a college that nobody else in her class will be attending. She won’t be able to see them as much as she wants to. Her favorite memories of high school include meeting new people and becoming friends with them. “The best part about being a senior is knowing that I will be moving out soon and will be able to explore the world on my own and make my own decisions. I think I am ready to face the world.” After high school Montoya will attend South Dakota School of Mines and Technology to major in Chemical Engineering. In ten years she finds herself living in Rapid City or Sioux Falls using her major and living in a nice modern home and adopting some kids. She wants to be able to start her own business someday.
Book & Thimble Club hosts Senior Girls Mother and Daughter Tea on stormy night
By Nicki Kell The Murdo Book & Thimble Club hosted the Senior Girls Mother/Daughter Tea on Monday, April 8 and what an exciting time it was. The expected snow storm worried some of the mothers from out of town, but everyone made it there safely. The first game the group played was “the name game,” where each person was given a name tag and a bag of pennies. The rules of the game were that you had to call each other by the name given on your name tag or you owed that person a penny, but if a person called you by your real name, then they owed you a penny. The person with the most pennies won. The names were very interesting: Janna Glaze was “Honey Buns”, Melissa Montoya was “Angel Cake”, Paige Venard was “Silly Goose,” Becky Bryan was “Hot Lips,” Emiley Nies was “Honey Bee” and I was “Angel Face.” “Mom!” was commonly heard, followed by an “Oops!” as one of the girls would have to give up a penny. Paige Venard said, “The name game was fun and I enjoyed playing the games and activities.” The next challenge involved hulahooping, where the mothers and their daughters competed to see who could hula-hoop the longest. The daughters won, of course. One of the hula-hoops was smaller and contained water and the larger had a tendency to pop apart on occasion. The next challenge pitted the girls against their mothers as they each blew up a long balloon and then let it go, hoping that it would land in the hula-hoop lying on the floor between the two. Finally, the judges decided that if the balloon would even touch the hula-hoop that it would count. That’s an indication of how difficult a challenge the balloon contest became. Even getting the balloons blown up was tough for the contestants. Becky Bryan said that her favorite part was “Balloon fighting and the hula-hoop contest, along with all six of us girls fitting into the tiny hula-hoop.” It took some strange gyrations to accomplish the feat. The Book & Thimble ladies also provided finger foods and desserts about which Emiley Nies said, “The desserts were really good.” As mementos of the evening, the girls received scented scrubbies in their class color of lime green and a blue and lime green jewelry bag sewn and decorated with little jewels by Bessie Roghair, Melissa’s grandmother. The night was very eventful and everyone overall enjoyed themselves. Janna Glaze said, “It was fun bonding and made me realize how much I’ll miss the girls next year.”
NHS inducts seven new members at annual induction ceremony
NHS… Back: Wyatt Walker, Philip Mathews, Becky Bryan, Melissa Montoya, Josh Daum, Greydon Shangreaux, Clayton Evans, Travis Grablander. Front: Jackson Volmer, Cody Hight, Kalli Hespe, Madison Mathews, Shelby Bork, Kaylen Larsen, Advisor Katie Venard. By Becky Bryan The National Honor Society Tea on April 2, led by new mentor Katie Venard, welcomed seven new members: juniors Jackson Volmer and Kaylen Larsen, and sophomores Shelby Bork, Kalli Hespe, Cody Hight, Madison Mathews and Dylan Kinsley (who was gone because of a family vacation in Hawaii). Travis Grablander, Clayton Evans and Greydon Shangreaux introduced the senior speakers for the candle lighting ceremony. Philip Mathews spoke about Scholarship and said, “A healthy mind is a happy mind.” He encouraged making scholarship manifest the quality of work as well as the learning involved. Senior Melissa Montoya’s speech on Leadership told the group to “Go the extra mile and help others.” She indicated that leadership includes expressing ideas and putting in time and energy to help both improve the group and oneself. Senior Wyatt Walker addressed the concept of Service and said, “Volunteer time and energy to help your community.” He also made reference to Ghandi’s quote, “To find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Senior Becky Bryan ended the speeches with Character. “Integrity— means step up and help others.” She also emphasized the question we all ask, “Who are you?“ She stressed moral and ethical qualities along with personality, individuality and respect. For entertainment, the jazz choir sang Jazz Talkin’ and No One Knows Who I Am; soloists were junior Carole Benda, junior Travis Grablander and senior Becky Bryan. Senior Josh Daum ended the induction with a farewell and thanked the audience for coming after which the group enjoyed cake, punch, tea and nuts.
Tracksters face interesting start to year; battle weather to get in meets
the convention and the students put together tie blankets for local women and children’s shelters. After the project was finished, 86 blankets had been made. Campaigning for state offices began as a wrap up for the first night. “DJ Your Destiny” was the theme for Monday, where Kyle Scheele from Springfield, Missouri, talked about finding who you are and what story you want to live. Finding out what you love to do and what you are good at doing maybe difficult, but he encouraged everyone to try new things and find your story. If you can dream it doesn’t mean you can do it. He stressed that some dreams are not realistic and that you may have to give up on them. He used being able to deflect a bullet with his hand as his dream from his childhood, but those dreams are not realistic. He thought the saying “if you can dream it you can achieve it” was just a lie. He didn’t try to discourage people from chasing their dreams, but they should keep them realistic. During Monday afternoon students attended Showcase workshops: Passion, Just Dance, Dress for Success, Communication, Communication and Candy and Peer Pressure. Many new ideas from the workshops could be used to benefit schools and the student’s needs. After the workshops it was the banquet where students dressed up in sports coats, ties and dresses and where they announced the 2014 State Board and awards. After the banquet students could go to the dance, do homework, play games, or be in the baggo tournament. “Raise your Voice” brought Tuesday the final day when regions split up to do elections for next year’s board. Madison Mathews was elected region treasurer, and Jackson Volmer became vice president. Schools presented a check to the Children’s Miracle Network representative. The money, over $21,000, came from fundraisers in various schools. Everyone departed for home but a flat tire didn’t stop Jones County, because the boys and Trudy Hurst fixed the tire and students returned to school. By Paige Venard With and early start to the year, the track team started practicing on Monday, March 11. Junior high runners went to Kadoka on Tuesday, April 2. The first two scheduled meets were canceled due to uncooperative weather, so Todd County Invitational was a pickup meet to get in some track time. Many hard practices and new techniques made the first track meet in Todd County on Thursday, April 4, a very successful day. Sixteen schools attended the meet and Jones County brought home multiple medals. Junior High-Kadoka Girls 100 Meter Dash: Jami Addison 14.84 Haley Booth 13.94 200 Meter Dash: Molly Dowling 35.28 Addison 32.06 400 Meter Dash: Savannah Krogman 1:09.30 1st Place, Dowling 1:25.42, Hannah Hight 1’14.94” 3rd Place. 800 Meter Dash: Krogman 2:52.04 3rd. 400 Meter Relay: Booth, Addison, Dowling, Hight 59.30 800 Meter Relay: Hight, Krogman, Dowling, Booth, 2:07.02 Shot Put: Ali Kell 23ft 3in, Emily Flynn 22 ft. 1in. Discus: Kell 31 ft. 1.5 in 4th Place, Flynn 60 ft. 11.5in 5th Place. Long Jump: Addison 11ft 8 in 1st Place Boys 100 Meter Dash: Jacob Birkeland 16.0, Kade Brost 16.08 200 Meter Dash: Dalton Kinsley 26.93 First Place, Zach Hespe 29.04, Wylee Saunders 43.46, Trey Flynn 29.17. 400 Meter Dash: Hespe 1:02.97 400 Meter Dash (6th Grade): Austin Olson 1:10.85 1st Place, Preston Gyles 1:18.80 3rd Place 200 Meter Dash (6th Grade): Birkeland 35.14, Christian Nelson 35.36 600 Meter Dash (6th Grade): Olson 2:01.90 1st, Gyles 2:11.30 3rd Place 800 Meter Relay: Hespe, Saunders, Flynn, Kinsley 1:59.47 2nd Place 1600 Meter Relay (6th Grade): Gyles, Nelson, Birkeland, Olson, 5:41.0 Shot Put: Morgan Feddersen 22 ft. 2 in. 2nd Place, Austin Venard 19ft. 7th place Discus: Feddersen 53 ft. 7 in. 1st Place, Venard 48 ft. 3 in. 7th Place Long Jump (6th Grade): Brost 10 ft. 3in. 4th Place, Nelson 10 ft. 4 in. 3rd Place Long Jump: Flynn 12 ft. 8 in. 4th Place High School-Todd County Girls 100 Meter Dash: Addison 15.14, Garline Boni 14.75 200 Meter Dash: Paige Venard 32.01, Melissa Montoya 33.57, Melyssa Manecke 34.00 400 Meter Dash: Kalli Hespe 1:06.11 1st Place, Calli Glaze 1:12.44, Manecke 1:15.10 800 Meter Run: Skylar Green 2:59.62 1600 Meter Run: Green 6:42 400 Meter Relay: Addison, Manecke, Montoya, Venard, 1:01.92, 7th Place Medley Relay: Glaze, Hight, Mikayla Waldron, Hespe 4:56.68 3rd Place 800 Meter Relay: Glaze, Hight, Waldron, Boni 1:58.55 1rst Place 1600 Meter Relay: Glaze, Hight, Waldron, Hespe, 4:43.28 2nd Place Shot Put: Becky Bryan 25 ft. 6.75 in. Kell 23 ft. 1in. Discus: Bryan 64 ft. 10 in, JV Kell 66 ft. 2in Venard 48 ft. 2in Long Jump: Addison 12ft, Boni 12 ft. 9.5 in. Boys 100 Meter Dash: Wyatt Hespe 11.74 3rd Place, Dalton Kinsley 13.0, Z. Hespe 13.31 200 Meter Dash: W. Hespe 24.14 2nd Place, Cody Hight 26.99 400 Meter Dash: W. Hespe 54.0 3rd Place, Chad Johnson 58.7, C. Hight 1:00.70 400 Meter Relay Z. Hespe, Kinsley, Manke, Johnson 52.39 800 Meter Relay: Johnson, Kinsley, Hight, W. Hespe Shot Put: Skyler Miller 34 ft. 6 in. Kyle Manke 32 ft. 8 in Discus: Miller 100 ft. 4 in Manke 69 ft. 6 in. High Jump: Z. Hespe 4ft 10in Due to uncooperative weather the SBA meet and Gregory meet has been postponed. The next meet will be Tuesday, April 16 at 1:00 in Kadoka if the weather cooperates.
Mathews, Volmer elected to region offices at State Student Council Convention
By Paige Venard Finding your story and what you love to do was the topic of interest at the 26th Annual State Student Council Convention at the Ramkota RiverCentre in Pierre March 24-26. Jane Daum along with Josh Daum, Philip Mathews, Wyatt Walker, Cody Hight, Wyatt Hespe, Jackson Volmer, Paige Venard, Madison Mathews, Rachel Buxcel, Kalli Hespe, Tana Volmer and Calli Glaze attended the convention. They arrived in Pierre Sunday March 24 to “Tune into Leadership” which was the convention’s theme. During the opening session, the members met the 2013 state board and then Rashaan Davis, a social studies teacher from Colorado spoke about how to make student council better. He also spoke about building trust, accountability and following through. He gave the advisors a CD with programs and strategies to make their councils better. After the keynote speakers the students dispersed to work on “Project Warm-Up.” Each local council brought fleece material to
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On behalf of the Jones County Students the Journalism Class would like to give a huge thank you to the PTO for hosting the post prom party and the community for all of their donations. T he students really enjoyed it and appreciate all of the hard work that went into the event.
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First of its kind, prom features neon colors, balloons and loud music for night of fun
By Paige Venard Think orange, green, yellow, pink and purple, then add the element of glowing neon and you begin to get the essence of the Junior/Senior Prom and Banquet hosted at 6 p.m. by the juniors on Friday, April 12 in the transformed Murdo Auditorium. To achieve the effect, the juniors strung black, silver and purple gossamer along the north wall and used it to highlight the neon painted NEON NIGHTS on a dark blue background paper. Students used neon paints splashed against the paper along with a few handprints to create the glowing sign once the black lights began to burn. Guests sat on the south side bleachers for a change of view during the Grand March. Freshman Garline Boni said “I thought the decorations turned out awesome and everything fit together well.” Along with the gossamer and glowing paints, the juniors, with some additional help in the form of parents and friends, blew up hundreds of balloons in the matching neon colors which were then used at the top of columns and to create the ceiling. Sloping wires created a circus-like ceiling when the balloons were attached to the wires. In order to create a smashing entrance for the Grand March, the class built an arch in white which was also splashed with the neon paints as were the columns. Several neon paper wrapped milk crates created a spot to display jars of colored water with glow sticks adding an eerie light to the evening. For the banquet the class covered both round and long tables with neon colored table cloths and used the colored jars of light as center pieces. Junior mothers prepared the meal of ham and turkey sandwiches along with a choice of either taco or potato soup and ice cream with strawberry or chocolate topping to round out the meal. Dressed in neon shirts with glow sticks as necklaces, prom servers Rachel Buxcel, Carol Drayer, Allison Green, Connor Venard, Dylan Kinsley and Wyatt Weber delivered the food and drinks to the guests. Cody Hullinger entertained the guests with three numbers as he accompanied himself on guitar. Pastor Rick Hazen gave the invocation after class presidents Greydon Shangreaux and Wyatt Hespe gave the welcome and response. Guest speaker Gary Knispel shared 10 main points to a successful life, one of which included taking time to smell the roses. He even brought a beautiful rose to make his point. He also encouraged students to stop using so much technology and actually go and do different things. Greydon Shangreaux read the senior prophecies only to find out that most of the class will have a successful life and most of the girls will be marrying cowboys. Wyatt Hespe gave thank-you’s and concluded the banquet. After the banquet, students and dates got changed for the Grand March at 9 p.m., 35 couples walked out in formal outfits. After the DJ kicked out the parents and spectators, the dance began with the dancers doing some choreographed dances that the kids knew and the Harlem shake. Connor Venard and Carol Drayer had a dance off, and Drayer won by doing a move and then dropping into the splits. The dance ended at 12:30 a.m. and post-prom began at the mini gym. The PTO rented a huge obstacle course that many kids enjoyed. You could tell because kids had marks and burns on their skin from going down the slide. The usual games were also played like plinko, darts, black jack and Wheel of Fortune. Kids earned money throughout the night/morning to buy prizes donated by the community. Dana Trethaway won a futon from the freshman class; Kalli Hespe won a mini fridge along with Travis Grablander for the sophomore and junior class prizes. The seniors had two prizes, a microwave won by Becky Bryan and a George Forman grill won by Paige Venard. The fun ended at 5 a.m. when students traveled home to sleep for the rest of the morning and day. Senior Wyatt Walker said, “The best memories from my proms would be freshman and senior proms. I enjoyed taking pictures before banquet, the banquet and post prom was lots of fun.”
The beginning… Bev Ball, Greydon Shangreaux and Brandon
Parsons hang the gossamer wall.
Some assembly required… Full concentration is required
to make the arch as Katie Venard, Carole Benda, Kaylen Larsen and Makayla Fuchs use the hot glue gun to hold the cardboard together.
Neon Nights… Students enjoy some time on the dance floor during the 2013 Jones County High School prom held Friday, April
Ready to serve… Back: Connor Venard, Dylan Kinsley, Wyatt Weber. Front: Allison Green, Carole Benda, Rachel Buxcel.
Balloons galore… Carole Benda blows up a balloon as Lori
Waldron, Kyle Manke, Randy Lebeda and Kaylen Larson help add Seniors… The senior class poses for a picture before their last high school prom dance begins. to the growing pile of balloons.
Making memories… Colleen Greenseth and date Cody
Manke share excitement before the grand march at the 2013 Jones County High School prom. Trent Hullinger surprised sister Alexis and the rest of his family with a visit home. Trent is in the Navy, currently stationed in Sasebo-shi, Nagasaki, Japan and is home for a quick visit before returning.
Break Prom Speaker… The 2013 prom speaker Gary Knispel Surprise Visit…
addresses the students and guests during the banquet.
Teacher Bev Ball serves punch to thirsty prom-goers.
Dancin’ the night away… Prom goers kick the night off
with a fun dance to get everyone on the dance floor.
Murdo Coyote The Clinical View
• Dr. P.E. Hoffsten •
WHAT IS USPSTF? In 1984, the Department of Health of the United States Government elected to organize and support an agency to advise us on preventive medicine. Until that time, the United States Healthcare system had devoted itself to the detection and care of disease. Note this is different from disease “prevention.” The classical American (and South Dakotan) example was the 55-year-old man who “had absolutely nothing wrong with him.” But some of these men (and women) had a sudden unexpected heart attack. Forty percent of these people died immediately never making it to the hospital. Sixty percent survived but ended up with a huge medical bill. With the delusion of invincibility, most South Dakotans don’t know what their blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar or cigarettes are doing to them. If the person survived their heart attack, they spent the rest of their life with less heart muscle, decreased stamina, and eventual heart failure. Conservative estimates indicate that 80 percent of the two trillion dollars we spend on healthcare is spent for neglect of preventable conditions or self-inflicted disease such as cigarette, alcohol and drug abuse problems. By the 1980’s, concepts of prevention of disease as opposed to early detection were to be the consideration of a new group called the United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF). This was a group of 16 healthcare providers who were felt to be experts in the field of medicine. It was their job to evaluate information available and make suggestions on which practices were valuable and which ones were not in regard to prevention of disease. Now, nearly 30 years later, when our healthcare system consumes 16 percent of our gross domestic product, their role is even more important than in the past. There are many things in our society that are just obviously true but the USPSTF has the job analyzing these obvious truths and deciding are they really true and is there evidence to support them. When they make suggestions to the contrary of current practice, the TV and news media give them unmerciful grief, and often ridicule the decisions made. But this task force is merely analyzing the information available to decide if these supposed “truths” are supported by evidence. The most controversial decision they made recently was a suggestion that women age 50-70 have screening mammography done every two years instead of every year. Obviously, this would cut the cost of the screening procedure in half. The USPSTF Committee did not find any evidence that this would increase morbidity or mortality from breast cancer. They, in addition, suggested that beginning mammography before age 50 was an individual consideration but not recommended except in special situations where there is a high incidence of breast cancer in a family. Those of you who follow the media and television news service may remember the storm that came with these suggestions. For those who are interested, the USPSTF recommendations for more than a hundred conditions are contained on the internet. Many of these are very controversial and some make perfect sense. A recent publication in the Archives of Internal Medicine studied the effect of an individual having an annual health exam. It is just logical to believe, that those individuals who see a healthcare provider once a year to review medications, health status, and suggestions for avoidance of problems do better than those individuals who do not see a healthcare provider once a year. And yet an evaluation of over 200 thousand people, some of whom had had an exam done annually and some who had not showed no difference in the mortality or morbidity in the two groups. The conclusion was that opened ended annual health exams really do not save lives. Whether you agree with the US Preventative Services Task Force recommendations or not, their recommendations are going to increasingly become the basis upon which insurance and Medicare expenses will be paid. It has not happened much yet but quietly, slowly services that are that USPSTF finds not to be beneficial to the general public will ceased to be paid for by insurance claims. 2012 NAP & ACRE PRODUCTION DUE JULY 15 Producers must annually provide (if not appraised by a NAP appraiser) the quantity of all harvested production of the crop in which the producer held an interest during the crop year. We have sent out the “NAP Yields” form and CCC-658 form which lists your acres and a spot for you to record your production. The deadline for reporting this production is July 15, 2013. Please contact the office if these forms were not received. 2013 ACRE SIGNUP ENDS JUNE 3, 2013 DCP and ACRE signup for the 2013 crop year started on February 19, 2013. The DCP sign-up period will end on August 2, 2013 and the ACRE sign-up period will end on June 3, 2013. The 2013 DCP and ACRE program provisions are unchanged from 2012, except that all eligible participants may choose to enroll in either DCP or ACRE for the 2013 crop year. This means that eligible producers who were enrolled in ACRE in 2012 may elect to enroll in DCP in 2013 or may re-enroll in ACRE in 2013 (and vice versa). Stop by or call the office for an appointment. Advanced payments are not authorized. The DCP/ACRE Appendix does have the following language that everyone needs to be aware of: Payments are subject to the availability of funds, compliance with all applicable laws and statutory changes and to limits on payments as may be provided for in the program regulations. It is specifically understood that any payments under this Appendix and the programs to which it applies are sub-
Murdo Coyote • April 18, 2013 •
J C FSA News
• David Klingberg •
ject to statutory and regulatory changes including those that occur after the signing of the contract. Payments under the DCP and ACRE programs may be reduced by a certain percentage due to a sequester order required by Congress and issued pursuant to the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. Should a payment reduction be required, FSA will provide notice about the required percent of payment reduction that applies to direct, countercyclical and ACRE payments. USDA ANNOUNCES 45TH GENERAL SIGN-UP FOR THE CONSERVATION RESERVE PROGRAM The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will conduct a four-week general sign-up for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), beginning May 20 and ending on June 14. Additional signups for continuous CRP programssuch as Highly Erodible Land Initiative and Initiative to Restore Grasslands, Wetlands and Wildlife-will be announced in spring 2013. Currently, about 27 million acres are enrolled in CRP, which is a voluntary program available to agricultural producers to help them safeguard environmentally sensitive land. Producers enrolled in CRP plant long-term, resourceconserving covers to improve the quality of water, control soil erosion and enhance wildlife habitat. Contracts on 3.3 million acres of CRP are set to expire on Sept. 30, 2013. Producers with expiring contracts or producers with environmentally sensitive land are encouraged to evaluate their options under CRP. DATES TO REMEMBER/ DEADLINES: May 20-June 14: CRP general sign-up June 3: 2013 ACRE sign-up ends July 15: 2012 ACRE Production July 15: 2012 NAP Production July 15: Final 2013 Acreage reporting date August 2: DCP sign-up ends Feel free to call the office if you ever have questions on any of our programs 605-669-2404 Ext. 2.
Taste of Home returns for second show in Oacoma
Tickets for the Taste of Home Cooking School set for Saturday, May 11 in Oacoma go on sale Wednesday, April 17. The famed cooking school will return to Cedar Shore Resort in Oacoma for the second year in a row. Chicago-based Chef Guy Klinzing returns to the stage for another performance. Lucy Halverson, publisher of the Chamberlain/Oacoma Sun – the official media sponsor, says that the 2012 show offered attendees an entertaining afternoon and provided helpful cooking tips. “Guy is very knowledgeable in regards to cooking, but is also a performer,” said Halverson. He is best known for singing on stage while sharing his cooking talents with cooking school guests. With the show scheduled for Mother's Day weekend, Halverson suggests making the show a mother/daughter event. “What a great way to spend time with your mother and enjoy Chef Guy's humor and cooking tips,” she said. Attendees will also enjoy a local shopping experience with over 20 vendors from the Chamberlain area and around South Dakota. Vendors will showcase candles, jewelry, handbags, cooking and kitchenware, appliances, home décor, sweet treats and unique food items, fitness and health, and educational items for kids. All this is in addition to a gift bag of coupons and samples for each attendee, plus a chance to take home door prizes and the dishes prepared by Chef Klinzing. Tickets for the May 11 show in Oacoma are available at the Chamberlain/Oacoma Sun in Chamberlain, Cedar Shore Resort and Al’s Oasis in Oacoma, the Lyman County Herald at Presho, or online at HYPERLINK "http://www.cedarshore.com/"www .cedarshore.com. Taste of Home reports that nearly 50 percent of attendees return annually to a show. Over 600 people attended the 2012 cooking school hosted at Oacoma. The Taste of Home Cooking School hosts more than 300 events each year, which attracts up to 300,000 people. Cooking demonstrations led by Chef Klinzing present seasonal recipes for any occasion and every skill level of cook. Recipes can be made with readily available ingredients to create memorable meals. Attendees will learn tips and tricks to help save time in the kitchen and make the most of their cooking experience. For more information on Taste of Home Cooking School, visit HYPERLINK "http://www.tasteofhome.com/CookingSchools"www.tasteofhome.com/Co oking-Schools.
Recent storms amount to 2 to 3 inches in moisture
This week’s spring storm brought welcome moisture to the entire state, which certainly will be a positive step toward drought relief. SDSU Extension Climate Field Specialist, Laura Edwards reports snow totals of 20 to 25 inches or more from Rapid City towards Pine Ridge. “Snowfall totals are in the teens around Pierre to Winner and over to about Miller, that central part of the state. Up in Aberdeen there’s about 6-inches of snow which fell primarily Wednesday night and Thursday,” Edwards said. “The Sioux Falls area received about 8-inches of snow.” Edwards says the moisture equivalent of this storm is projected at approximately 3-inches in the southeast corner of the state. The 20-to 25-inch snows in the southwest should amount to2inches or more of moisture. Lesser amounts of moisture fell to the north. Edwards says this fantastic moisture will be reflected to some degree in next week’s U.S. Drought Monitor map, which will be released Thursday, April 18. Soil temperatures were mostly above freezing except for northeastern parts of the state, which will allow for moisture to enter the soil profile. While the moisture has been helpful, Edwards reports the storm has been challenging for livestock producers in the midst of calving and lambing. The Aberdeen national weather service offers a resource on its website called the cold advisory for newborn livestock, view at http://www. crh.noaa.gov/abr/canl/forecasts.ph p. “They have an indicator there that combines wind chill, temperature and moisture. They put that all together as a watch or warning alert system for newborn livestock,” she said. Edwards notes the weather is expected to remain unsettled across the state for the coming week with another moisture system moving in for the weekend through next Wednesday. Find more weather details at iGrow.org.
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Crew Agency Ltd welcomes Taylor Mohnen to team
graduating in 2003 with a Telecommunications degree. Mohnen previously worked at Golden West Telecommunications in Wall and the Parkston grain elevator as an agronomist. Taylor serves on the Wall Celebration Committee and assists with Wall AAU Wrestling. “When Crew Agency approached me about coming to work for them I jumped at the opportunity,” said Mohnen. “I enjoy getting out visiting with farmers and also am excited to get back into the ag community.” Grady Crew, along with his wife, Bernice, established Crew Agency in 1984 and have expanded the crop insurance business to include partners, Rusty Olney, Maurice Handcock and Tanner Handcock as well as Business Manager Heidi Porch. “We are very proud to bring Taylor into our team,” said Grady Crew. “We feel his ag and business background will make him a good fit working with farmers and ranchers in western South Dakota. We know Taylor with his caring, common sense personality will provide great service and knowledge of the ever-changing crop insurance rules and regulations.”
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Taylor Mohnen joined the Crew Agency Ltd crop insurance agency located at Cactus Flat, S.D., on April 1. Taylor is currently studying to become a crop insurance agent. He joins a team of six other agents: Rusty Olney, Maurice Handcock, Tanner Handcock, Heidi Porch, and Grady and Bernice Crew. Taylor grew up near Parkston on a farm. He graduated from Parkston High School, and attended Mitchell Technical Institute,
Murdo Coyote Lookin’ Around
• Syd Iwan •
Not all oranges are created equal. I learned this early in life since my mother thought I should start each day with a glass of fresh-squeezed orange juice. She figured it would be helpful in promoting my health and well-being or some such thing. Most days this was fine. Other days, not so much. For one thing, not all oranges are naturally sweet and tasty. Some are a bit sour or dull. Then there are those that have so much pulp you almost need to eat the juice with a spoon instead of drinking it. Others have so many of those tiny little seeds that you are unlikely to get them all out short of using a strainer. This hasn’t changed much over the years, and buying oranges is still a tricky business. You’re never quite sure what you’re getting. That situation is similar in buying lots of other things. Apples are easier than oranges, but you still occasionally get “lemons.” Bananas, though, seem to all be fairly much the same. One is pretty much like another although eating them at just the right degree of ripeness can be hard to schedule. Meat, though, is often tough, literally, and hard to figure out. One knows that round steak is always going to need good strong teeth if you don’t cook it a long time, but other steaks vary a lot concerning tenderness and flavor. That’s one of the difficult things about life—trying to make wise decisions. This not only applies to things you buy, but to what you do to support yourself, what friends to have, and lots of other things. I didn’t have much trouble choosing an occupation since I was raised on a ranch and was the only son. My dad basically wanted me to take over when I grew up, and that was fine with me. I did have a chance to go on and make a career as an officer in the Navy since, to keep me from leaving when my time was up, they dangled a tasty carrot in front of me. This had to do with the promise of being assigned to the staff of a really weird admiral who was considered the father of the modern nuclear navy. It would probably have been a real plus in my record and a stepping stone to higher rank. Weighing that against ranching wasn’t much of a contest though. The rural life was what I wanted and what I chose. I have no regrets about that. I guess I never really set out to choose good friends. I was just naturally drawn to those who had interests similar to mine. Since I wasn’t exactly a party animal, neither were my friends. They just were those I somehow came to know and like. Relatives, of course, you can’t choose randomly. You’re just born with them. In some cases, that is just fine. Take my Aunt Bessie, for example. She was my mom’s sister from California and a real sweetheart. We got on extremely well together, and I even stayed with her for several months when I was stationed in California during my time in the Navy. Other relatives were mostly okay although a few were marginal. You couldn’t disown them, exactly, but you could choose how much to associate with them. Choosing business associates is also tricky. I have taken in cattle for people who just plain drove me nuts. They were never quite satisfied with your care of their livestock. If there wasn’t anything really wrong, they’d complain that the salt licks were getting low although they hadn’t really run out yet. Other guys would never quite live up to their part of the deal concerning payment for services rendered etc. Then there are those who just never give you any trouble and work out great. The latter is what we currently have, thank goodness. But, you know, we can only do our best. If we do that, we are apt to have few regrets. We can look at products or situations, think about them, maybe do a bit of research, give ourselves some time and not rush, pray a little, and hope for the best. I recently did some of that concerning the purchase of a bag of oranges. They looked and felt okay, were moderately priced, and subsequently came home with me. Now is crunch time. Guess I’ll go squeeze one or two and have some orange juice. It may be great or less so, but at least it will remind me of my dear old mama who squeezed a lot of oranges in her life for love of little old me. That’s worth quite a lot.
Murdo Coyote • April 18, 2013 •
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Notice to grain sellers and grain buyers
On April 4, 2013, Circuit Judge Tony L. Portra issued a ruling overturning one of the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission’s findings in the matter of the Anderson Seed Co., Inc. grain buyer bond. The commission ruled in support of staff’s findings that pursuant to SDCL 49-45-9 Martinmaas Dairy should not be eligible to participate in the bond proceeds because its entire claim amount was subject to the terms of a voluntary credit sale (VCS) contract. Martinmaas Dairy challenged the PUC ruling based on the fact that it had not signed the VCS contract that was prepared to memorialize the agreement to defer payment. In finding Martinmaas Dairy had entered into a VSC contract, the Commission relied on SDCL 57A2-201, which provides exceptions to the signature requirement for contracts for the sale of grain, as well as the sworn testimony of Raymond Martinmaas that he did intend to defer payment. When the PUC presented recommendations for the disbursement of the bond to the 5th Judicial Circuit Court on March 19, 2013, Raymond Martinmaas appeared on behalf of Martinmaas Dairy and asked the court to overturn the PUC’s findings with respect to the Martinmaas Dairy claim. The court found, pursuant to SDCL 49-45-11 and ARSD 20:10:12:13, that a VCS contract is not enforceable unless signed by both parties. Therefore, going forward all grain purchases more than 30 days old will be considered cash sales that must be paid pursuant to SDCL 49-45-10 unless the grain buyer has in its possession a VCS contract signed by both parties.
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Black Hills Tourism sends soap to Global Soap Project
On Wednesday, April 17, Black Hills & Badlands Tourism Association will ship three pallets of used soap to the Atlanta facilities of The Global Soap Project. Last May, Association President Nort Johnson introduced Black Hills Bubbles for Humanity, a public service program that collects used soap from area accommodations for recycling into new bars for distribution to impoverished communities around the world. T h e Global Soap Project was founded in 2009 by Derreck Kayongo. Kayongo’s simple idea was to take some of the 3 million bars of soap thrown away each day by hotels, make new soap and distribute it to impoverished communities around the world. The Hills-wide Bubbles program helps save thousands of lives by providing soap to impoverished communities around the world. The Association’s member hotels, motels, B&Bs, campgrounds and other accommodation providers gather used soap from guest rooms. The soap is processed and delivered to places where a lack of basic sanitation can cause unnecessary outbreaks of disease and even death. Providing soap is a simple, effective way to protect families and save lives. In fact, Kayongo’s Global Soap Project fulfills two worthy goals: diverting waste from landfills and providing soap to fight disease. More information is at www.glob-
*While Supplies Last*
• Bob Fanning (605) 842-1267 •
Cropping Choices and Water Use Relationships The precipitation from the recent snow storm provided welcome relief in terms of soil moisture. Standing stubble certainly showed its value as fields with stubble caught a uniform layer of snow that will help replenish dry soils with an inch or more of valuable moisture. Depending on what moisture is received over the next month or so, farmers may be wise to consider the water/yield relationship for various crops as they are making planting decisions this spring. The USDA-Agricultural Research Service has conducted research exploring the moisture needed to produce the first bushel of grain and the bushels per inch of moisture for various crops. This information can be highly valuable when making cropping decisions when moisture is limited. Corn is very efficient in using water as it can produce just over 10 bushels per additional acre inch, but also requires just over 9 inches of water to produce the first bushel. Grain sorghum, or milo, is also relatively efficient in producing bushels once the initial requirement is met, at 9 bushels per additional acre inch, but takes only 6.5 inches to produce the first bushel. That is why grain sorghum has historically been a popular crop in marginal rainfall areas. Grain sorghum lost some popularity in the 1990’s, partially due to a volcano eruption that resulted in cool summers for several years, above average rainfall during the same period of time (which favored corn production), and improved drought tolerance in corn hybrids. Summer temperatures have returned to higher levels in more recent years, and the uncertainty of rainfall may bring resurgence in the interest in sorghum. Sunflower requires slightly more water to produce the first bushel/pound of grain than sorghum at 6.9 inches, and fewer equivalent bushels (6.3) per inch of additional water. Sunflower is marketed on a different price per unit structure than corn and sorghum, so it’s not directly comparable on a bushel/pound basis regarding yield. Wheat, millet and soybean are fairly similar in both their water requirement to produce initial grain yield and efficiency in bushels per additional acre inch of water. To produce the first unit of grain, wheat requires 5.2 inches, millet 3.5 inches, and soybean 3.7 inches. With each additional inch of moisture, wheat will produce about 4.7 bushels, millet 4.2 bushels, and soybean 3 bushels. Again, the price per bushel of each crop varies, and if one were to evaluate each crop fairly regarding water use efficiency, this would need to be taken into account. According to this research, field peas are a remarkable crop in that they require less than 1 inch of water to produce grain. They can produce 3 bushels of grain for each additional inch of moisture. These numbers are not exact and each crop will perform best if moisture is available at the right time and suffer if it is short at a critical time, like corn at pollination and soybeans at flowering. This information could prove valuable as producers are making cropping plans while they watch the skies and weather reports for more precipitation, which will be necessary for a successful growing season. Calendar 4/24/2013 – Drought Management Webinar, 10:00 am CST, SD Regional Extension Centers
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Governor seeking interns for this fall
Gov. Dennis Daugaard is currently seeking applications for fall 2013 Governor’s Office Internships in Pierre. The positions are paid and run from early September through December 2013. Governor’s Office interns have the opportunity to work at the highest level of state government, learning about and preparing legislation to be introduced in the next legislative session. Interns’ duties depend on interests and strengths. Typical duties will include aiding the Governor’s general counsel, conducting policy research, preparing policy briefings, and staffing the Governor, Lieutenant Governor and First Lady. The internships are open to all undergraduate or graduate-level students. Preference will be given to South Dakota residents attending South Dakota colleges or universities. Interested students should submit a resume, cover letter and 2 Letters of Recommendation by June 1, via email, to Will.Mortenson@state.sd.us For more information on duties or logistics, please visit http://sd.gov/governor/internship.a spx or contact Will Mortenson at Will.Mortenson@state.sd.us In 2012, drought conditions impacted a majority of South Dakota (SD) grasslands. Many people felt the effects in the condition of grassland, livestock conditions, and in their agricultural operations. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in South Dakota (SD) developed and utilizes a tool to assess drought conditions using local precipitation data to model impacts to grazing lands production. The SD NRCS Drought Tool uses long-term (3050 year) and short-term precipitation including data from High Plains Regional Climate Center and the SD State University (SDSU) state climatologist. With our understanding of historic impacts to grassland condition and production, we get a clearer understanding of 2012 drought impacts on grassland. Understanding current drought conditions stirs difficult questions: •How will the 2012 drought impact the upcoming 2013 growing season? •What will it take for grasslands to recover from drought? Our current grassland drought conditions reflect the effects of both precipitation and soil moisture deficits originating in 2012. Using current drought conditions in conjunction with historic average long-term data, we can project future grazing land production across SD. South Dakota grasslands typically reach peak production by early July. This data is used to predict the potential peak forage production. Will we experience grassland drought in 2013? Even with aver-
Murdo Coyote • April 18, 2013 •
Grassland drought persists, NRCS drought planning help available
age “normal” precipitation amounts and the right timing, the answer for most of S.D. is yes. Recovery from current drought conditions depends on soil moisture recharge, precipitation timing, and precipitation amounts. Moisture infiltration to the soil profile is needed to get out of the drought status. Unfortunately, high intensity, short lived precipitation (intense spring thunderstorms) typically results in more runoff than infiltration. Having a healthy reserve and diversity of forage will enable optimal grassland infiltration by slowing runoff and maintaining a soil structure that maximizes precipitation availability. The SD Drought Tool can calculate the monthly precipitation needed to recover from drought impacts using the critical precipitation months of April, May, and June. If you have your own precipitation records, they should be the best data source when using the SD Drought Tool. The table below includes examples of minimum precipitation amounts in a sampling of counties to return to “normal” forage production conditions. With new understandings of climate and soil-water-plant relationships, we are finding new abilities to assess and plan for grassland drought. Now is the time to have plans in place for 2013 drought conditions. Your local NRCS staff can help with drought planning for grassland and cropland resources. The new NRCS SD Drought Tool, step-by-step instructions, and updated contingency planning guidance are online at http://www.sd.nrcs.usda. gov/technical/Range_Pasture.html
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Lutheran, Methodist youth enjoy fun and fellowship in Rapid City
The Lutheran YBC (Young Believers In Christ) invited the Methodist group to join them in a fun day. On the drive up a devotion was read in each car. The trip included Watiki Water park, lunch was at the Rushmore Mall where some of the group did bungee jumping. This was followed by a visit to Flags & Wheels where they could drive go-carts, bumper cars, and take part in laser tag. The kids enjoyed the trip included: Reed, Paige, and Austin Venard, Colleen Greenseth, Jacob Lolley, Morgan Feddersen and Austin Olson.
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Water slides… Jacob Lolley and Austin Olson enjoy the Watiki Water park.
Bungee jumping… Colleen Greenseth, Paige Venard, Reed Venard, Austin Venard, Austin
Olson and Morgan Feddersen stand in line to bungee jump at the mall.
Swimming… Paige Venard and Colleen Greenseth take in the water slides together on their trip
to Rapid City. Courtesy photos
Notice of Annual Meeting
Notice is hereby given that the annual meeting of the Murdo Cemetery Association will be held on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. CDST at the Jones County Senior Citizen’s Center in Murdo, S.D., for the purpose of electing one (1) member to the Board of Trustees for a term of three (3) years, and to take care of all other necessary business to come before the board at this time. To be an eligible voting member, perpetual care fee and annual dues must be paid prior to the annual meeting. Michele McNeely Secretary-Treasurer Murdo Cemetery Association Published April 18, 2013, at the total approximate cost of $8.66. Clerk of Courts: Judy Feddersen Jones County Clerk of Courts PO Box 448 Murdo, S.D. 57559 Tele No. (605)-669-2361 Attorney: Herb C. Sundall, of Sundall Law Office, Prof. LLC PO Box 187 Kennebec, S.D. 57544 Tele No. 605-869-2233 Published April 4, 11, & 18, 2013, at the total approximate cost of $61.03.
Murdo Coyote • April 18, 2013 •
Notice to Creditors
State of South Dakota County of Jones In Circuit Court Sixth Judicial Circuit Pro No. 13-3 In the Estate of Charles D. Kell, also known as C.D. Kell, Deceased. Notice to Creditors Notice is given that on April 1, 2013, Herb C. Sundall, whose address is PO Box 187, Kennebec, SD 57544, was appointed as personal representative of the estate of Charles D. Kell. Creditors of decedent must file their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this notice or their claims may be barred. Claims may be filed with the personal representative or may be filed with the clerk, and a copy of the claim mailed to the personal representative. Dated April 3, 2013. /s/ Herb C. Sundall Herb C. Sundall PO Box 187 Kennebec, SD 57544 Tele No. 605-869-2233 Personal Representative Clerk of Courts: Judy Feddersen Jones County Clerk of Courts PO Box 448 Murdo, S.D. 57559 Tele No. (605)-669-2361 Attorney: Herb C. Sundall, of Sundall Law Office, Prof. LLC PO Box 187 Kennebec, S.D. 57544 Tele No. 605-869-2233 Published April 11, 18 & 25, 2013, at the total approximate cost of $52.58.
Roseth and Long purchase livestock exchange
by Nancy Haigh, Pioneer Review The Belle Fourche Livestock Exchange changed hands recently as longtime owners Dean and Eileen Strong passed the reins over to Thor Roseth, Philip, and Jeff Long, Enning. The deal was announced prior to the exchange’s weekly sale, Thursday, April 11. Roseth and Long were in charge of the following week’s sale. Roseth has owned and operated Philip Livestock Auction for the past seven years. Long is a wellknown western South Dakota auctioneer. Roseth said that the two sale barns complement each other well. The Philip auction’s weekly sale is on Tuesdays with special auctions, in season, on Saturdays. The Belle Fourche market has special sales on Fridays and some Mondays, along with their weekly Thursday sales. Their trade areas have some crossover, but mostly they serve separate areas. The Belle Fourche Livestock Exchange picks up a lot of eastern Wyoming, southeastern Montana and northwestern South Dakota consignors. The Philip market hits most of south central and some of the western parts of South Dakota. Roseth and Long both stated they are excited about the new venture and with working with the personnel in Belle Fourche. Rhon-
Notice of PreSchool/Head Start Screening
The Jones County School District/Head Start screening will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 in the George Mickelson Building located on the west side of the elementary school building at 305 Jefferson Avenue. The screening will be held in the mini-gym, Preschool building and After School room and will run from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Any resident child between the ages of birth to five is invited to attend. Please contact Lorrie Esmay at 669-2297 to schedule an appointment. Published April 11 & 18, 2013, at the total approximate cost of $13.00.
Proceedings of the Draper Town Board
Regular Session April 6, 2013 The Draper Town Board met in regular session April 6, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. at the Draper Hall. Chairman Nies called the meeting to order. Present: Nies, Hatheway and Louder. Also present was Deb Vollmer. Absent: none. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. These bills were presented for payment and approved: IRS, ss & wh, $71.20; Servall, rugs, $19.09; West Central Electric, electric, $414.27; Kim Schmidt, salary, $359.40; Deluxe Checks, checks, $125.95; Keith’s Repair, tractor repairs, $384.66; WR Lyman, water, $40.00; Murdo Coyote, advertisement, $51.54; Farmers Union Oil, tractor gas, $14.60; Dept of Revenue, sales tax, $26.20; Heartland Waste, garbage, $700.00. The board was presented a letter from a residence in regards to their garbage and a suggestion that they purchase a trash can from Heartland Waste. They discussed this letter and what should be done in regards to this issue. The board will be in contact with them. They also discussed their contract with Heartland Waste. As requested by the Town Council, Deb Vollmer met with them in regards to her contract. The Town Board questioned her closing the Outhouse for three weeks during the holidays. They agreed to her closing for one week December 24-30 if she needed the time. They did ask her to remain open if she had the help to work. She agreed. Being no further business, Nies motioned to adjourn, second Louder. Kim Schmidt, Finance Clerk Published April 18, 2013 at the total approximate cost of $17.55.
Passing the reins to a younger generation are Dean and Eileen Strong, left, former owners of the Belle Fourche Livestock Exchange. New owners Jeff Long, right, and Thor Roseth, second from right, are looking forward to working with producers that utilize the sale barn as well as employees of the exchange. Photo courtesy of Butte County Post da Dreiske is the office manager, Ray Pepin is yard foreman and a fieldman and Brett Loughlin is a manager and fieldman. Auctioneers are Lynn Weishaar and Doug Jaggers. Other fieldmen include Joe Vodicka, K.P Stevens, Craigh Deveraux and Mike Greenough. Roseth said he and Long plan to be at the exchange for the sales. They will also be very busy getting to know producers as well as working to bring in new consignors. Long noted that the Strongs had put together a tremendous livestock market with a lot of loyal consignors. The Strongs purchased the sale barn in 1977. They noted that it was time to retire and let a new generation take over.
Notice of Responsibility to Control Noxious Weeds and Declared Pests
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN this 8th day of April, 2013 pursuant to SDCL 38-22 as amended to all owners, occupants, agents and public officials in charge of lands in Jones County, South Dakota, that they are responsible for the suppression, control, and eradication of noxious weed and declared pest infestations that may exist on such lands. Chemical, biological, and/or cultural control methods used for the suppression, control and eradication of noxious weed and declared pest infestations shall be those approved for such purposes by the Jones County Weed and Pest Supervisor, County Extension Educator or the South Dakota State University Experiment Station. Upon failure to observe this notice, the county weed and pest board is required to proceed pursuant to the law and have the noxious weeds or declared pests destroyed by such methods as they may find necessary, the expense of which shall constitute a lien and be entered as a tax against the land, and be collected as other real estate taxes are collected, or by other means as provided by law. Plants and animals designated as being noxious weeds and declared pests in the state of South Dakota are Canada thistle, Hoary cress, Leafy spurge, Perennial sow thistle, Purple loosestrife, Russian knapweed, Saltcedar, and Gypsy Moths. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that upon establishing probable cause to believe a noxious weed or declared pest infestation exists upon any property in Jones County, a representative of the Jones County Weed and Pest Control Board will enter upon said property for the purpose of inspecting and confirming that such infestation actually exists.
President, flags at half-staff for bombing victims
President Obama has called for flags at half-staff, effective immediately, out of respect for victims of Monday’s bombings at the Boston Marathon. Flags are to remain at half-staff until sunset on Saturday, April 20, 2013.
Notice to Creditors
State of South Dakota County of Jones In Circuit Court Sixth Judicial Circuit Pro No. 13-2 In the Estate of Norma Kinsley, also known as Norma J. Kinsley, Deceased. Notice to Creditors Notice is given that on March 25, 2013, Clifford K. Kinsley and Karen Tedrow, whose addresses are 24010 Van Metre Road, Murdo, S.D. 57559 and 1602 East Robinson, Pierre, S.D. 57501, were appointed as co-personal representatives of the estate of Norma Kinsley. Creditors of decedent must file their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this notice or their claims may be barred. Claims may be filed with the co-personal representatives or may be filed with the clerk, and a copy of the claim mailed to the co-personal representatives. Dated March 27, 2013. /s/ Clifford K. Kinsley Clifford K. Kinsley 24010 Van Metre Road Murdo, SD 57559 Tele No. (605) 669-2531 Co-Personal Representative /s/ Karen Tedrow Karen Tedrow 1602 East Robinson Pierre, SD 57501 Tele No. (605) 224-2368 Co-Personal Representative
Deadline is Tuesdays at 10 a.m.
Murdo Coyote • April 18, 2013 •
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FARMLAND AUCTION - 285 Acres, Selby S.D., selling in 2 tracts. Saturday, April 20, 10 a.m. Walz Estate, Steve Simon (agent for seller) 605-380-8506. www.sd auctions.com. EMPLOYMENT HOUSING & NIGHT MOTEL Clerk in Sturgis, S.D. Non-smoking/drinking & non-pet, 1-bedroom apartment fully furnished with utilities during open season. $650/month for closed season. Email email@example.com for application. STATES ATTORNEY FOR Hughes County, full time. Opportunity for organized, innovative, dedicated, and self motivated attorney to guide county States Attorney efforts. This is an appointment to an elected position with supervisory responsibility. Salary from $68,400/yr DOQ. Contact your local Dept of Labor or Karla Pickard, 605-773-7477, Hughes County Courthouse. Open until filled. EOE. CUSTER REGIONAL HOSPITAL has an exciting full time opportunity to work with a supportive team of professional therapists in the beautiful southern Black Hills of S.D. We are located just a short distance from Mount Rushmore, Wind Cave National Park, Custer State Park, Jewel Cave National Park and many other outdoor attractions. Competitive salary and benefits available including sign on bonus. Please contact Jim Simons, Rehab Services Director, at 605-6732229 ext. 301 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
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Murdo Nutrition Program Menu
april 22 Fish Portions Scalloped Potatoes Mixed Vegetables Fruit Muffin Mandarin Oranges april 23 French Dip w/ Au Jus Baked Potato Broccoli w/ Cheese Mixed Fruit Delight april 24 Spaghetti w/ Meatsauce Peas Tossed Salad French Bread Sherbet april 25 Oven Fried Chicken Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Seasoned Green Beans Dinner Roll Apricots april 26 Beef Stew w/ Vegetables Tomato Spoon Salad Bread Pears
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