Make-A-Wish grants Disney World trip for Blake Schmidt
By Karlee Moore Blake Schmidt, son of Amanda and Kraig Henrichs of Draper, was among nine other South Dakota children and teens to be awarded a wish trip from Make-A-Wish South Dakota for the months of February and March, 2013. Schmidt was joined by his parents and his sister, Layney, on his wish trip to Walt Disney World from March 15 to March 22. Schmidt was diagnosed with Menkes syndrome, which is a disorder that affects copper levels in the body, at age one. Schmidt’s mother, Amanda Henrichs, said that he had a rare, mild case of Menkes. The syndrome affects male infants, and is the result of a mutated gene which causes copper to accumulate at abnormally low levels in the liver and brain, but at higher than normal levels in the kidney and intestinal lining. Newborn screening for the disorder is not available, and usually early detection is infrequent. To date, there is no known cure for Menkes other than treating the symptoms. Henrichs said that since Blake’s case is rarely mild, he would not worsen. Schmidt is five and in kindergarten. He is currently working on walking by himself with a walker, and is working on improving his speech. Henrichs said that he can now say some words. Schmidt and his family were awarded the trip through the request of his doctor in Sioux Falls. Henrichs said that Blake was ecstatic on the morning that they left for their trip. A limo arrived at their hotel to pick them up, complete with a red carpet. The family had the chance to visit Magic Kingdom, Universal Studios, Sea World and the ocean while on their trip. Henrichs said the best part of Magic Kingdom was the parade and the characters. She said that Blake’s favorite characters were Jake in the Neverland and Mickey Mouse. She also said that he loved the sand and finding seashells when they visited the ocean. Make-A-Wish gave Blake an autograph book of the characters to remember his trip. He was also lucky enough to have Mickey Mouse sign his hat for him.
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Mary Poppins… Amanda, Layney, Blake and Kraig meet Mary Poppins at Walt Disney World.
Murdo Lions Club hosts National Honors Society Honors banquet
by Karlee Moore The Murdo Lions Club hosted the annual National Honors Society Honors banquet for the NHS students of Jones County High School on Monday, April 15 at the Murdo Senior Citizens Center. Each NHS student was accompanied by a Lions Club member, and this year, parents of NHS students were invited to attend the banquet. The 2013 NHS members are advised by Katie Venard and include: Wyatt Walker, Philip Mathews, Becky Bryan, Melissa Montoya, Josh Daum, Greydon Shangreaux, Clayton Evans, Jackson Grablander, Travis Volmer, Cody Hight, Kalli Hespe, Madison Mathews, Shelby Bork and Kaylen Larsen. Pastor Ray Greenseth, Lions Club president, opened the banquet with a prayer after member Gary Sletto led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance. Tradition followed next as each Lions Club member introduced the NHS student that they accompanied to the banquet, focusing on accomplishments as well as future endeavors. NHS students ranged in grade level from sophomores to seniors. From the introductions, the group learned that five aspiring engineers will be emerging from the group of students. Also, they learned that each student had an exceptional list of accomplishments and activities to be mentioned. Some introductions were short and sweet, and the NHS members learned that most of the Lions Club members had a sense of humor. Kip Kinsley introduced Dylan Kinsley and said, “Don’t hold the last name against him, he can’t help that!” while Bruce
Jake in the Neverland… Blake Schmidt poses with his favorite character, Jake in the Neverland, during his Make-AWish trip to Walt Disney World in Florida. Courtesy photo
Guest Speaker… Keith
Venard caught Cody Hight off guard when he slipped cheerleading into Hight’s list of activities. David Geisler added a side note to speaker Keith Moore, Lyman County High School graduate, after his introduction and told Moore, “These balloon decorations are blue and orange, try not to break them!” His joke stemmed from an age old rivalry between Jones County and Lyman County sports. Dinner was served next by ladies from the senior center including: Donna Green, Mary Miller, Lola Anderson, Susan Moreland and Kathryn Patterson. During the meal, Brian O’Reilly
Moore from the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Lyman County High School graduate, addressed the Lions Club National Honor Society Honors banquet and encouraged the NHS members to be leaders in all that they do.
Getting to know each other… NHS members Jackson Volmer and Clayton Evans listen to Lions Club member Jim Butt, right, as Larry Ball and Bruce Venard wait for the banquet to start. Photos by Karlee Moore
introduced guest speaker Keith Moore. Moore was part of the 1985 Lyman County basketball team that won the state tournament. Moore continued his basketball career at Northern State University in Aberdeen. He has both taught and coached, and was the director of the Indian Bureau of Education in Washington D.C. before moving back to South Dakota to work for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. O’Reilly joked about the personal rival between Moore and himself before turning the floor over. Moore started his speech by telling the group that the great thing about South Dakota is that it is like a big community. He said, “By being involved activities, there aren’t many towns you can drive by that you don’t know someone.” He told the students that as South Dakotans, we all share a lot of the same values. He said that a rural South Dakota community background, along with the academic background these students have, will take them far in life. He had three words for the students to remember. The first being convictions. He told the students to develop strong convictions. Moore said that as a state, and a country, we need young people with really strong moral and ethical issues that they can stand behind. He said that these students are the next generation of leadership. The second word to remember is courage. Moore said that we need leaders who have the courage to overcome fears that they might have for the future. The third and final word was fortitude. Moore said that along with fortitude, the students need perserverence, they need strength of their souls to push forward in what they believe in their lives. Moore then told the group that one thing starting to wane for us as a country is leadership. He said that everyone at that banquet was a leader. He encouraged the students to be strong leaders not only professionally, but also in their families and in society. Moore ended his speech by telling the students that he prays for them, and that he is thankful that in this state, we can have an event such as the honors banquet and open with prayer. Kinsley then addressed the banquet and announced the 2013 Lions Club scholarship winners, which included NHS member Melissa Montoya, and Wyatt Hespe. Pastor Greenseth then thanked the senior center for the food, and thanked everyone for coming to the banquet. He also reminded the group that the Lions Club city wide clean up will be held on Wednesday, April 24.
Making memories… Blake
and sister Layney share a moment on their recent trip.
Riggs students planning PTO to host dance-a-thon fundraiser variety show
Pierre Riggs High School students will host a community-wide dance-a-thon next month that will benefit Make-A-Wish of South Dakota. The Dancing for Dreams event is set for Saturday, May 11, from 7 p.m.-11 p.m. in the Riggs High School gym. There will be a DJ, live entertainment, board games and video games. Riggs students Jasmin Fosheim and Samantha Beck say the event is open to the public. To participate, all individual are asked to gather $20 in pledges in order to participate. Teams of up to five people are asked to raise $75 in pledges to participate. T-shirts will be on sale at the event or are available for pre-order through Thursday for $15. Refreshments will be available for a freewill donation. For more information or to order a shirt, please contact Samantha Beck at SB3310@k12.sd.us or Jasmin Fosheim at JF3190@k12.sd.us. Jasmin Fosheim is the granddaughter of Jackie Fosheim of Murdo and daughter of Tory and Leanna Fosheim of Pierre.
Sea World… Blake had no problems expressing how excited he was when he got the chance to pet a dolphin at Sea World in Florida. Blake is pictured with his parents, Amanda and Kraig.
4-H members state bound
by Karlee Moore The Murdo PTO will host the 24th annual variety show on Saturday, April 27 at 7 p.m. at the Harold Thune Auditorium. The proceeds from this year’s event will be put towards playground renovations for the Jones County Elementary School playground. Variety show coordinator Deb Venard reported many acts this year including piano solos, a performance by the Jones County cheerleaders, a few acts from Jones County High School students, and her own crowd pleasing kindergarten class. New this year to the show will be local talent, Cody Hullinger.
Line of archers…In the foreground is Sr. Archer Wyatt Hespe who represented South Dakota
at the National 4-H shoot in 2012. Also visible are Josh Daum and instructor Jeff Birkeland. Not seen but also on the line were Jacob Birkeland, Kalli Hespe, Zach Hespe and Olathe Schmidt. See story on page 3.
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Murdo Coyote • April 25, 2013 •
Coyote News Briefs
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.
Murdo City Council
The Murdo City Council will meet Monday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the city office. The public is welcome to attend.
Draper Town Board
The Draper Town Board will meet Monday, May 6 at 7:00 p.m. at the Draper hall. The public is welcome to attend.
Trading Pages Library
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. If you have any questions or would like a key card, contact the high school office.
by Jody Lebeda • 669-2526 • firstname.lastname@example.org
The sympathy and prayers of the whole community are extended to Bill and Sherry Philips, at the unexpected death of Bill’s granddaughter, Lauren Schwab, of Austin, Minnesota. Sympathy also to the whole Venard family as Barb Venard is Bill’s sister and this is such a tragic sad time for them all. The benefit held for Tanya Brink to help defray medical costs was a huge success. Michele and Jim McNeely attended, as did a whole host of other friends and coworkers. Michele said she had never seen so many pies. There were lots of them and other goodies as well that were auctioned off by Bill Eckert. A delicious supper featuring beef stew was served along with many yummy desserts with everyone sharing in the camaraderie of the auction. The evening was very fun night for everyone. It’s SNOWING AGAIN and NO SCHOOL AGAIN. Krysti Barnes, comments on the weather, we need the moisture so no complaints. The Stickler family: Kathleen and Virgil, Carrie and Dave Lolley, and Karla and Chris Hruby and family of Aberdeen went to dinner at a local cafe in Draper to celebrate Corrina and Justin Boyle’s 25th anniversary. Helen McMillan, grandmother of Corrina, was also asked to attend. Confirmation was held at the Messiah Lutheran Church with Pastor Ray Greenseth officiating. Austin and Reed Venard and Jacob Lolley were confirmed. A time of fellowship followed in the basement where a beautiful and delicious cake and refreshments were served. Carrie and David Lolley hosted a carry-in dinner at their home for all their family. Jacob’s grandparents, Ken and Mary Jane Lolley of White River, and Kathleen and Virgil Stickler of Murdo were present. Bev and Larry Ball had their granddaughter, Paislee, from Kadoka and sons Kevin and Spenser from Mitchell home for the weekend to celebrate Spenser’s birthday, which was Monday, Earth Day. Do something nice for our home (Earth) today. Tom and Jody Lebeda entertained Betty and Russell Beck from Pierre and Julia Broeacher, for cards and supper on Sunday afternoon. Jackie Fosheim had knee replacement surgery on this past Monday, April 15, 2013, and is home recuperating. Her sons, Forrest and Jesse from Windom, and Tory and Kendall from Pierre were in town for the pool tournament. They had a lot of great fun. Wanda and Roger Larson had Travis, Jennifer and Kade Larson for supper. Tristin Host who was spending the weekend with Kade also was there. Saturday Night Wanda and Roger attended the benefit for Tanya Brink. Wanda commented on how many pies had been donated. Roger won the auction for the bull whip. Travis handmade the whip from kangaroo hides that he orders from a leather company in Montana. Then he cuts the hide into narrow strips and braids it into the whip – very beautiful.
tion will be Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service. Visitation will also be held at the church for one hour before the service on Friday morning. Memorials may be directed to The Lauren Schwab Scholarship Fund in care of the family. Full obituary to follow.
Trading Pages Library at the Murdo Coyote is open MondayThursday 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday as open. Stop in and pick up a book or two.
Lauren E. Schwab, 20, of Austin, Minn., died Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Austin. A funeral mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 26 at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Father Jim Steffes officiating. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery at a later date. Visita-
The Jones County Commissioners will hold their monthly meeting at the courthouse on Tuesday, May 7 at 9 a.m. The public is welcome to attend.
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J.C. School Board
The Jones County School District #37-3 will hold their monthly meeting Tuesday, May 14 at 5:15 p.m. at the high school library. The public is encouraged to attend. Notice the date and time change!
Exercise room reminder
The exercise room at the Tech Center is open Monday– Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you have
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Due to unpredictable spring weather, track coach Lori Nix said that the last six track meets have been cancelled. The track team will be rearranging their schedule to make up some of these meets before their region meet on May 16.
Jones County track schedule changes
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The upcoming track meets are as follows: Saturday, April 27, HS meet @ Sturgis Monday, April 29, JH and HS meet at Kadoka Tuesday, April 30, HS Wolsey meet @ Miller.
Benefit for Tanya Brink has generous turnout
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 15 Deputy Sylva responded to a motorist assist on I-90, eastbound, mm189. A vehicle was having mechanical problems. Occupants had no money for repairs and kept slowing traveling east. Sheriff Weber responded to a report of a broke down semi on I-90, eastbound, mm201. The semi was towed off the highway. April 16 Deputy Sylva responded to a motorist assist on I-90, eastbound, mm195. The vehicle was towed away. Deputy Sylva responded to I-90, westbound, mm 221 to a report of an erratic driver. Unable to locate. April 17 Deputy Sylva transported a transient from the Lyman Co. line to the Jackson Co. line, where he was turned over to a deputy. Deputy Sylva responded to a report of a motorist assist on I90, eastbound, mm189. The vehicle was towed away. Deputy Sylva received a report of a vehicle stuck in the median on I-90, mm 198. The SD Highway Patrol handled the call and the vehicle was towed out.
J.C. Sheriff’s Report
April 18 Deputy Sylva responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle parked along side of Cemetery Road, north of Draper. It was found to be an abandoned vehicle. Sheriff Weber responded to a report of a vehicle stuck in the median on I-90, westbound, mm185. This vehicle had been pulled out of the median a few miles east of this location shortly before. The vehicle was towed out again and the driver was cited for overdriving road conditions. April 20 Deputy Sylva responded to a report of a hitchhiker on I-90, westbound, mm 190. Unable to locate. Deputy Sylva responded to a report of a vehicle in the median on I-90, westbound, mm180. The vehicle was towed away. April 21 Deputy Sylva, SD Highway Patrol and Sheriff Weber responded to a report of a two vehicle accident with no injuries on I90, eastbound, mm195. A motorhome had collided with a car that was attempting to pass the motorhome. The motorhome was towed away due to having motor problems. The car drove away on its own. Deputy Sylva responded to and removed a dead deer from the passing lane on I-90, eastbound, mm191.
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Doors Open & Social at 5:00 p.m. Pit BBQ Pork Supper beginning at 7:00 p.m. with Live Auction to follow
Snow, snow, snow may be getting to be an old story, but it’s a goodie, especially these soppy wet flakes that have fallen since sometime Sunday night. When the sun makes this stuff disappear again, there ought to be a good start on the green grass. So whether or not I like mud, I’ll gladly endure it for the promise of green pastures and good gardens.
East Side News
by Janet Louder • 669-2696
Mel Roghair went to Pierre last Friday afternoon and came home with a Jessie. She had caught a ride to the golf course where the annual Sunshine Bible Academy junior-senior banquet was held at the club house. Due to the inclement weather, classes were called off on Monday, so she had an extra day to help with calving, which was very much appreciated.
Many guests… Those attending the benefit for Tanya Brink,
who is currently battling cancer, enjoyed a meal of homemade beef stew with home baked dinner rolls and bars.
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Bill and Ellen Valburg spent the weekend with their daughter, Kristi and Jeff Vlietstra, Will and Walker. They returned home Sunday evening.
It was fun to see Genevive Liffengren of Draper on Monday evening’s “Antique Road Show” in Rapid City.
Baked goods… Multiple pies and other baked goods were
donated for the fundraising auction.
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Thirty-three Jones County 4-H members qualify for state match
Jones County 4-H is thrilled to announce that 33 Jones County 4Hers have qualified to shoot 55 separate events at the State 4-H Shooting Sports Match this weekend. Shooting begins at noon on Friday, April 26, runs all day Saturday, April 27 and concludes at noon on Sunday, April 28. The bulk of the state shoot will be held in the Ft. Pierre Expo Center located by the fairgrounds and racetrack in Ft. Pierre, S.D. The BB Gun, Indoor Archery, Air Pistol and Air Rifle competitions will be held there while the Three Position .22 will be at the Lewis & Clark Range and the Civilian Marksmanship (CMP) .22 competitions will be held at the Police Range both located on Range Road just North of Pierre. There is also a 3D outdoor archery shoot open to anyone, located at the archery range along highway 1906 northwest of Ft. Pierre. Good Luck to Chase Barnes, Sloan Benedict, Matthew Birkeland, Jacob Birkeland, Kathlene Boyle, Josh Daum, Jake Dowling, Rudy Edwards, Taylor Feddersen, Morgan Feddersen, Dylan Fuoss, Ty Fuoss, Janna Glaze, Blaine Hauptman, Chauncey Hauptman, Kalli Hespe, Zach Hespe, Wyatt Hespe, Bridger Hight, Dylan
Murdo Coyote • April 25, 2013 •
Recording scores…Shooting Sports has a lot to do with
recording and tracking your progress throughout your 4-H career. A little friendly competition ensures all of the important data is recorded and double checked. Instructor Lawrence Roghair, father Dave Lolley and little brother Matthew Birkeland assist members of the Jr. CMP team record scores (top). Jr. shooters are Jacob Birkeland, Morgan Feddersen and Jake Lolley. Iwan, Emily Jacobs, Jacob Lolley, Kyle Manke, Lilli Moore, Seiney Moore, Wyatt Olson, Austin Olson, Mesa Roghair, Annalee Roghair, Darian Roghair, Olathe Schmidt, Trayer Schmidt and Paige Venard as you compete with some of the best shooters in the nation.
Line of BB gun shooters… The shooting lines are full for several hours every Wednesday
evening and Sunday afternoon with Jones County 4-Hers. Shooting Sports is a life-long skill and the most participated in project area in Jones County. Courtesy Photos
“We need oil,” said 2 old monks. So they each planted a small olive tree. “LORD,” prayed one of the monks, “send my little tree rain so that its tender roots may drink and swell. Send gentle rain.” The LORD sent gentle showers. “LORD” prayed the monk again, “My tree needs sun. Send sun, I pray Thee.”and the sun shone. “Now LORD, send frost to make my tree strong,” cried the monk.The little tree stood sparkling with frost. But at evening, it died. Then the monk went to visit the other monk. He wanted to tell about his sad, strange experiences with his tree. “See,” said the 2nd monk, “my tree is growing well. But I trust God to take care of my tree. God who made it knows better than I what it needs. I do not tell God what to do. I say, “LORD send what it needs --- storms, or sunshine, wind, or rain, or frost. Thou has made it and Thou dost know.” In this petition, daily bread does not mean only food. It means everything we need in this present life such as food, clothing, home, Christian parents, and true friends. When we pray, “Give us this day our daily bread,” we say it like the 2nd monk, “LORD send me what I need. Thou knowest what I need better than I do. I trust that Thou wilt supply my needs.” In the Old Testament (OT) there lived a women who had her wants supplied because she trusted in God and His promises. She was a widow. She lived in Zarephath. There had been no rain in
“Give us each day our daily bread”
by Pastor Ray Greenseth, Messiah/St. Paul Lutheran Churches
Right on target… After a challenge to shoot four of his five arrows in the center ring, Dylan Iwan (right) wanted to leave no doubt that he could rise to the challenge and put all five of his arrows there...not to be outdone by a fellow beginning archer, Emily Jacobs (below) did the same.
Zarephath for a long time. The people were starving. The widow only had a handful of flour and a little oil left. She was gathering sticks with which to make a fire when Elijah, the prophet, greeted her and said, “Get me a little water, I pray thee, so that I may drink.” As she was going to get it, he called after her, “Bring me, I pray thee, some bread, too.”then the widow answered, “I have no bread. I have only a handful of flower and a little oil left. Just now I was gathering sticks to make a fire so I could make some bread. My boy and I were going to eat it. When there is nothing left to eat, we shall die. Elijah said to her, “Fear not. Go and do what had planned. But make me a little bread first and bring it to me. Then afterward, make bread for you and your son. For thus saith the LORD, “the jar of flour and the bottle of oil shall not become empty until the day when the LORD sends rain upon the earth.” The widow believed Elijah. She trusted God to do as He had said. She took flour from her jar and made a little bread for Elijah. Then she made bread for herself and her son. God kept His promise. The jar always had flour in it. The bottle always had oil. Elijah, the widow and her son had the food they needed. (based on 1 Kings 17:816) With that we give thanks to God for answering our prayers for daily bread with includes moisture that is very much needed by all. We pray...LORD help us always to give thanks to You for all things. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.
Gone bear hunting…There is a lot of fun that goes along with team building during the four winter months of indoor shooting sports. Here, a makeshift 3D archery course was set up during practice. Instructors Norm Buxcel and Keith Hespe are seen in the background while archers Morgan Feddersen, Blaine Hauptman, Lilli Moore and Taylor Feddersen check to see who had the best shot on target.
Catholic Church of St. Martin 502 E. Second St., Murdo, S.D. • Father Gary Oreshoski Saturday Mass: 6 p.m. St. Anthony’s Catholic Church Draper, S.D. • Father Gary Oreshoski Sunday Mass: 8:30 a.m. Draper United Methodist Church Pastor Rick Hazen Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.
Two minutes with the bible
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.
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 patient was a 42-year-old diabetic who somehow never got the message that he probably should take care of his diabetic condition. His blood sugars were infrequently checked and ran at 300 milligrams percent or more. He was supposed to be on insulin but acknowledges that he frequently ‘forgot to use it.” As often occurs with uncontrolled diabetes, the peripheral nerves in the feet deteriorated and he could no longer feel his feet. If one of his toes was moved, he couldn’t tell which toe was moved or which direction it was moved in. Worse yet, he couldn’t feel pain. That meant that when he got a blister on the bottom of his foot from an abnormal gait, he didn’t even know it. Finally, he developed a blister which got infected. He didn’t know that he had an infected blister until he noticed that one of his socks had a very foul smelling spot when he took them off at night. By the time he finally examined the bottom of his foot and saw the infected blister, he was in big trouble. The infection had already extended into the bone and needed to be surgically treated. Six weeks later after surgery and a prolonged intravenous antibiotic course requiring twice a day hospital visits, the ulcer on his foot did close and his foot was salvaged. Along the way, it was noted that he had “MRSA.” When this diagnosis was made, he was placed in isolation and visitors highly discouraged. At first, he was concerned about what all the commotion was with this MRSA thing and he wanted to know what MRSA is? I told him it was a long story. It begins with the concept of the germ theory in the 1800s when we first got the idea that most infections were caused by bacteria. By the 1900s, we had identified streptococcus and staphylococcus, two very common organisms on the skin and these were the most frequent causes of skin and soft tissue infections. A person with a boil or a pimple almost certainly had a staphylococcal infection as the basic problem. Much of the time, all one had to do was drain the boil or the pimple and the body would take care of the infection. But in many situations where the WHAT IS MRSA? person’s immune defenses were compromised, the staphylococcal infection would progress, become systemic and cause mortality. A tragic example is the story of President Woodrow Wilson’s 21-yearold son who was playing tennis and developed an ulcer on his heel. There were no antibiotics in the 1920’s and that 21-year-old son was dead in three days from an overwhelming infection. In the 1930s, the first antibiotics were discovered as penicillin and sulfa. In the 1940s, these were the only two antibiotics that we had. During the 1940s and 1950s, the staphylococci evolved and soon many strains became resistant to penicillin. In 1959, the first special penicillin to kill resistant staphylococci was developed and licensed as methicillin. This was a form of penicillin that would kill staphylococcal strains resistant to penicillin G. But just as fast as scientists had worked out a special penicillin for resistant staphylococci, within two years of making methicillin available, staphylococci were already being isolated that were resistant even to the new special penicillin called methicillin. Over the last 50 years, the term MRSA for “methicillin resistant staphylococci” has become a household word. In 1960, less than one percent of staphylococcal isolates were resistant to penicillin. Currently, 50 percent of staphylococcal isolates in a hospital setting are resistant to penicillin and methicillin. Very fortunately, scientists have developed additional antibiotics since 1959 and there are very effective products available to kill methicillin resistant staphylococci in today’s antibiotic armamentarium. But just as bacteria have evolved with genetically endowed antibiotic resistance, they have also evolved more poisons and toxins they can secrete to make infections much worse. Therefore, healthcare professionals have a special discipline and procedure to prevent spread of MRSA infections. To begin with, MRSA is spread by skin contact. Community use of towels, napkins, bedding or clothing, will spread the infection. Therefore, contact isolations such as the patient above is a pivotal part of preventing spread of MRSA. Secondly, alcohol continues to be a very effective surface disinfectant for MRSA. Thus when nurses or doctors examine a patient, it is recommended that an alcohol-based hand sanitizer be used before the next patient is seen. Thirdly, it was recognized that most MRSA infections come from bacteria that the person already has when they come into the hospital. Thus, preoperatively, a person receiving am orthopedic procedure such as a knee or hip replacement will have a total body scrub with a special soap containing something called betadine or chlorhexidine. Both of these are very effective in killing MRSA. When the person arrives in the operating room whatever MRSA was present have already been eradicated. It was originally hoped that MRSA could be eradicated through the above measures. But it turns out that, in fact, worldwide MRSA has evolved even where modern hospital and medical facilities are not present. An example is the Aborigine natives of Australia who have very little contact with the outside world, and yet when studies were done of the skin bacteria on the aborigines, it was found that they had already developed MRSA strains of their own even though many of them had never been exposed to an antibiotic. Thus, the concept of completely eradicating MRSA from our society does not seem to be a realistic idea. Rather, preventive measures in high susceptibility groups and vigorous treatment of any MRSA suspected infection remain the backbone of treatment. To close this column, the diabetic gentleman mentioned above did get to go home with his foot intact after a six week ordeal of going to the hospital twice a day for intravenous antibiotics. Whether he will be able to keep his foot will depend whether or not he gets the message that he needs to inspect his feet at least daily and deal with abnormal weight-bearing sites or any blisters or any breaks in the skin with vigorous and adequate interventions. In today’s world, MRSA infections can be controlled in most people, provided the infection is diagnosed early enough and with appropriate antibiotics. OWNERSHIP CHANGES CAN IMPACT FSA PAYMENTS If you create corporations, limited liability companies, limited liability partnerships and trusts as a part of your estate plan it can affect your FSA program payment eligibility for farm program payments. Jamie White, executive officer with the South Dakota Farm Service Agency, says that changing an operation that is owned/operated by an individual to an operation that is owned/operated by an entity requires determinations be made and contracts/ applications be executed in the name of the entity.
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• David Klingberg •
2012 NAP & ACRE PRODUCTION DUE JULY 15 Producers must annually provide (if not appraised by a NAP appraiser) the quantity of all harvested production of the crop in which the producer held an interest during the crop year. We have sent out the “NAP Yields” form and CCC-658 form which lists your acres and a spot for you to record your production. The deadline for reporting this production is July 15, 2013. Please contact the office if these forms were not received. everyone needs to be aware of: Payments are subject to the availability of funds, compliance with all applicable laws and statutory changes and to limits on payments as may be provided for in the program regulations. It is specifically understood that any payments under this Appendix and the programs to which it applies are subject to statutory and regulatory changes including those that occur after the signing of the contract. Payments under the DCP and ACRE programs may be reduced by a certain percentage due to a sequester order required by Congress and issued pursuant to the 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.
Aquariums leave SD Discovery Center
The SD Discovery Center and Aquarium is now the South Dakota Discovery Center (SDDC). The beloved aquariums that helped put the center on the map and influenced their environmental programming are being removed this weekend. The board of directors of SDDC, in consultation with their long-time partner for the Aquatic Resources exhibit, the SD Game, Fish and Parks Department, made the decision to remove the aquariums. In 1990 the GFP funded the installation of the Aquatic Resources exhibit. After 23 years of service, the mechanical parts are wearing out and the pipes would need replacing. “We have a number of people who stop in to see our aquarium,”says, SDDC executive director, Kristie Maher. “When they see it, they are visibly disappointed. Aquariums have come a long way in 23 years – visitors expect something more natural-looking, or more like the saltwater aquariums they have seen.” The SD Discovery Center & Aquarium signs will need to be replaced as funding is available. The name of the organization has already been legally changed. Though it is a bit sad to have the aquariums go, the available space offers potential for new ideas and improvements. “This summer we are going to test that area as classroom
Which changes must be reported to FSA? Producers requesting FSA benefits must report any changes to their farming operation that would affect any determinations of eligibility for participation in a FSA farm program. Situations such as owning and operating land as an individual and changing to an entity (i.e. corporation, LLC, LLP or trust) must be reported to ensure records are up-to-date and that contracts and applications can be executed in the name of the producer(s) entitled to earn the program benefit. Failure to accurately represent a farming operation affects eligibility and benefits. Benefits erroneously paid to an incorrect person or entity as a result of an invalid contract/application requires a refund of the payment or benefit 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
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
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South Dakota State Bar sponsors “Ask-A-Lawyer”
Since 1986, the State Bar of South Dakota has been presenting the “Ask-A-Lawyer” program, providing free legal advice to hundreds of South Dakotans through a toll-free call-in service. The State Bar of South Dakota will again offer this free service on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, April 30, May 1 and 2, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Mountain Time and 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Central Time. Tom Nicholson, a Sioux Falls attorney and President of the
space,”says Maher. There is need for a classroom that offers improved handicap accessibility, has better aesthetics, and has more convenient access to the outdoors. If it works well, it could be made into a permanent classroom. New or changing exhibits could also go in the space. Maher notes that the board, staff, and partners such as the GFP, have discussed other ideas as well. These ideas range from creating a new environmental education section with water tables and a giant cottonwood tree to a space for a science–based preschool. “It’s exciting to hear the ideas that people have for the space and know that one of them will happen,” says Maher.
South Dakota Bar Association announced that “Experienced lawyers answering phones in Sioux Falls and Rapid City will answer questions on a wide range of legal issues.” “Each call is anonymous and we urge the public to take advantage of this fine service,” added Linda Lea Viken, coordinator for the West River portion of the project. Call toll-free at 1-877-229-2214 to ask a lawyer your question about the law.
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I’ve had to be on my best behavior all week. We’ve had ministers dropping by right and left. One wants to give a good impression and all that. This might include keeping your clothes hung up instead of draped around on the furniture. Naturally, if you have any whiskey bottles or poker chips lying about you might want to put those under cover. Actually, we never have any whiskey bottles or poker chips to worry about, but you get the idea. As a kid, I remember my mom always hiding any decks of cards that were visible when a certain minister came to call. I’m not sure if the reverend was against all cards or maybe just gambling, but Mom wasn’t taking any chances. The folks were avid whist and bridge players, and Dad played many other games including cribbage, five-hundred etc. I couldn’t see much wrong with those activities so hiding cards seemed a bit odd to me. I always chuckle when I think of one local fellow who got a visit from his priest. This guy’s normal speech was liberally sprinkled with swear words. He barely said anything without adding some curses for emphasis. Anyway, in the presence of the priest, he was barely able to talk for fear of saying the wrong thing. He got through the visit by saying very little, but he was fairly tonguetied all through it and he wasn’t a quiet man by nature. This is somewhat similar to seeing a police car when you’re out driving. You just naturally slow down whether or not you’re speeding. You might even cast around in your mind for any other possible violations of law that might be noticeable. In this area, we are somewhat prone to making Uturns in the middle of Main Street in order to park in front of a certain store instead of across the street from it. This is frowned on in some towns so seeing a police cruiser might inspire us to drive around the block so we can park where we want without making a U-turn. One local store has a parking lot across from them so I have found myself sometimes going into that lot, turning around, and driving across the street to park in front. I’m not exactly sure if that is more lawabiding than making a Uee, but I do it anyway. By one local town on the Interstate, experience has taught me that the Highway Patrol likes to sneakily park between lanes just over one little knoll. That way, you don’t see the patrol car until it is too late to reduce speed if necessary. It catches a lot of people unaware if you go by the speeding tickets published in the paper from time to time. Naturally, when I am in that area, my speed is strictly within the limit which it mostly is anyway, but occasionally I’m going a mile or two faster than what is allowed. All of this behavior modification is naturally geared to making a good impression on someone or other. We want them to think well of us, and many women especially want their houses shipshape before having visitors. I recall when it was Mom’s turn to host Ladies Aid (church women’s group,) she would often enlist my help in vacuuming, dusting, washing windows and the like. It was important to her for things to look nice so I didn’t object all that much to helping, but I was also relieved when it was over so I could go back to not worrying about being extremely tidy all the time. The best thing to do, obviously, is to always live in such a way that there is nothing objectionable in your behavior or lifestyle to worry about. Sometimes that is tricky, of course, so we have to occasionally make last minute corrections. Better yet, just associate with those people who like you as you are and are somewhat blind to your faults. They shouldn’t be completely blind since friends sometimes need to help you steer a better course, but somewhat blind. The other evening, our minister asked if he could catch a ride back to his home after a meeting at the church since his wife needed their car to take someone else home. I said, “Sure. Just give me a minute to clear out the beer cans.” Gary just laughed and said, “I won’t look.” That really is what is needed. Friends who don’t look, or, if they do, still think the best of you and like you anyway
Award recognizes landowners who exemplify outstanding stewardship
Sand County Foundation, the South Dakota Cattlemen's Association and the South Dakota Grassland Coalition are proud to announce The Guptill Ranch as the recipient of the 2013 Leopold Conservation Award, which honors South Dakota landowner achievement in voluntary stewardship and management of natural resources. “Having grown up on a farm, I know how precious the land is to South Dakotans who owe their livelihoods to our natural resources,” said South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard. “Farmers and ranchers, such as the Guptill Family, take great care to maintain those resources for generations to come.” Guptill Ranch in western South Dakota is a 7,000-acre cattle operation near Quinn. Pat and Mary Lou Guptill have owned and operated this family-run ranch for the past 25 years. With their five children, they are caretakers of this special landscape in western South Dakota. The area features grasslands with rolling hills and a main wooded creek running through the ranch. In 2000, as their children grew older, the Guptills decided to make changes to lower production costs and enhance the health of the land to make the ranch better and bring their family home. Innovation and change have been beneficial to the operation, according to Pat Guptill. “The more we change, the more we learn,” Guptill said. “We hope we can help other producers bypass all the mistakes we made along the way to make their operations work. Our goal is to make the land better for future generations.” “The foreword to A Sand County Almanac, Aldo Leopold's environmental classic, points out, ‘When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.’ You are unlikely to find agriculturalists elsewhere in our United States who exceed the Guptill family’s use of land with love and respect.” said Brent Haglund, president, Sand County Foundation. The $10,000 award and a crystal depicting Aldo Leopold, will be presented to the Guptills at the South Dakota Cattlemen's Association's Annual Convention in December. The ranch will also be featured during a ranch tour this summer. The Leopold Conservation Award is presented in honor of renowned conservationist and author Aldo Leopold, who called for an ethical relationship between people and the land they own and manage. Award applicants are judged based on their demonstration of improved resource conditions, innovation, long-term commitment to stewardship, sustained economic viability, community and civic leadership, and multiple use benefits. “The South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association is proud to recognize the Guptills for implementing responsible stewardship practices on their ranch and working to best
Murdo Coyote • April 25, 2013 •
Madness will soon be found on Main Street
There’s something to be found for every age when Main Street madness hits during Murdo in May on Friday, May 10 from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. Art contests, hula hoop swing, maybe a little canned country music for your listening and/or dancing pleasure. And a flea market or vendor fair, whichever you’d like to call it, will feature at least this many companies--Lemongrass Spa, Scentsy, Pampered Chef, Kam’s Treasures, Kayla’s jewelry, Thirty-one, Watkins, Wild Things, Clever Containers. On the south side of the senior center, Iverson Innovations will be out with an exciting display of fabulous creations. If the weather permits and other folks have things to sell, display or trade, sidewalk tables are welcome. There may even be an appetizer to be found at the up and coming Jones County Farmer’s Market. The highlight of the afternoon is the annual car show on Main Street. Peel off the tarps, air up the tires and bring your treasured vehicle in to show off. So what’s a fair without food? The Turner Youth Foundation will be serving up goodies and there is a rumor about that pie and ice cream or something like that might be available for dessert over at the senior center. Kids up to age 9 can pick up coloring sheets for the contest at the Murdo Coyote office or Corky’s on Main Street.
utilize the resources required to meet the needs of a growing population,” said Cory Eich, president, South Dakota Cattlemen's Association. “I applaud the Guptill's careful efforts to manage the health of their land and to hand that ethic down to the next generation,” said Jim Faulstich, chairman, South Dakota Grassland Coalition. The Leopold Conservation Award in South Dakota is possible thanks to generous contributions from many organizations, including: American State Bank, Belle Fourche River Watershed Partnership, Daybreak Ranch, Ducks Unlimited, Farm Credit, The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, Millborn Seeds, Mortenson Family, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Partners for Fish & Wildlife, Professional Alliance, South Dakota's Conservation Districts, South Dakota Department of Environment & Natural Resources, South Dakota Farm Bureau, South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks, South Dakota Grassland Coalition, South Dakota State University Foundation, The Nature Conservancy and World Wildlife Fund.
• Bob Fanning (605) 842-1267 •
The May 10, 2013 deadline for the EPA Spill Prevention Control and Containment (SPCC) regulation is rapidly approaching. Facilities that have capacity to store more than 1320 gallons of diesel, fuel oil, gasoline, crop oil, used oil, and/or animal fat in 55 gallon containers or larger need to complete a SPCC plan and install secondary containment for these containers. Producers who have total storage of less than 10,000 gallons can self-certify or employ a professional engineer to complete their plan and design their secondary containment system. Those with storage of 10,000 gallons or more must hire a professional engineer. If you have storage capacity for more than 1320 gallons of petroleum products, and do not have secondary containment for those containers in place, it is not likely that you will be able to do so by the May 10, 2013 deadline. It is recommended that you proceed as soon as possible to install secondary containment, but in the meantime, go ahead and complete an SPCC plan. If you choose to self-certify, you can download a Tier 1 Qualified Facility SPCC Plan Template from the EPA website: http://www.epa. gov/emergencies/content/spcc/tier1 temp.htm. A Tier 1 facility must meet the following criteria: total aboveground oil storage capacity of 10,000 U.S. gallons or less, no aboveground oil storage containers with capacity greater than 5,000 U.S. gallons, and no discharges of oil in the 3 years before the SPCC plan is certified involving a single discharge greater than 1,000 gallons or 2 discharges of oil each greater than 42 gallons within any 12-month period. Fuel/Oil Storage Regulations If your facility has total oil storage capacity of less than 10,000 gallons and either have a storage container with a capacity greater than 5,000 gallons or have had one or more discharges of oil as outlined above, it is classified as a Tier 2 facility and must comply with those criteria. Tier 2 reporting requirements and procedures are outlined at: http://www.epa. gov/emergencies/content/epcra/tier 2.htm. Your SPCC plan does not need to be sent to anyone, but must be complete, updated if you make changes to your oil storage facility, maintained in terms of scheduled inspections, and on file, readily accessible if an inspector asks for it. Storage containers with a capacity of 55 gallons or more must be included in the total storage capacity, even if they are not being used. Storage containers can be taken out of service if specific procedures are carried out. This can be helpful for operations that no longer use these containers, and may allow them to drop to the Tier 2 category and not need to hire a professional engineer, qualify as a Tier 1 facility if putting a 5,000 gallon tank out of service, or even drop below the 1,320 capacity level and not need to complete an SPCC plan. For more information, an EPA fact sheet with complete information is available at: http:// www.epa.gov/emergencies/content/spcc/index.htm. 4/24/2013 – Drought Management Webinar, 10:00 am CST, SD Regional Extension Centers 5/2/2013 – PAT Certification Meeting, 1:00 pm, Phoenix Center, Main St., Onida, SD Calendar
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South Dakota reports salmonella outbreak associated with baby chicks
South Dakota is reporting an outbreak of salmonella associated with baby chicks. Three cases have been reported in the southeastern part of the state and one in the southwest. One case was a child younger than four; the others were adults. Salmonellosis is a bacterial infection and one of the most common causes of gastroenteritis. The bacteria are widely distributed in the food chain and environment and often contaminate raw meats, eggs, unpasteurized milk and cheese products. Poultry, swine, cattle, rodents, songbirds, and pets such as iguanas, tortoises, turtles, terrapins, chicks, dogs, and cats, as well as humans, can carry the bacteria. Children are especially susceptible because they frequently put their fingers into their mouths and because their immune systems are still developing. Pregnant women, the elderly, people with HIV/AIDS and other immunocompromised individuals are also at higher risk. Symptoms may include mild or severe diarrhea, fever and occasionally vomiting. Bloodstream infections can be quite serious, particularly in the very young or elderly. Take the following precautions to prevent salmonella infection: •Don’t let kids under five handle poultry or items contaminated by poultry. Other high risk groups
by Senator John Thune Former Governor George S. Mickelson is a tough guy to forget. Twenty years after the tragic plane crash that claimed his life, it is still easy for those of us who knew him to tell stories about his striking personality and his zest for life. As the son of former Governor George T. Mickelson, George was instilled with a strong sense of community and a great belief in the impact of servant leadership. It was his larger than life personality and passion for our state and public service that that so impressed me while I was working in Pierre during his tenure as governor. Throughout that time I had the privilege of serving as his State Railroad Director, and through our work together we became friends. I was inspired by his leadership and because of his example and guidance was encouraged to later run for public office. George’s passion for building communities led to his legacy in South Dakota as a job creator and champion for economic development. During his time as governor, George spearheaded the creation of the Revolving Economic Development and Initiative (REDI) Fund in the Governor’s Office of
Noem weekly column: Tax season
by Rep. Kristi Noem The month of April can be an exciting time for many South Dakotans. Spring sports are in full swing and the weather typically warms, although we all know that South Dakota hasn’t been too lucky this year. April also means that individuals, families and businesses across the state are filing taxes. April 15th, the tax deadline, has come and gone. It takes the average taxpayer approximately 13 hours to prepare to pay taxes and nine of out of every ten taxpayers are forced to hire a professional or buy software just to prepare their taxes. According to the Tax Foundation, 100 percent of the money American workers earn from January 1st to April 18th, a total of 108 days, will go to pay federal, state and local taxes in 2013. “Tax Freedom Day,” the day on which Americans will start working for anything besides taxes, falls on April 18th. In contrast, Tax Freedom Day in 1900 was January 22nd – nearly three months earlier. This is a troubling trend for too many Americans. Taxpayers are working longer to pay their taxes and finding it increasingly difficult to comply with the tax code. It is time to take meaningful action to simplify our current tax system and create a process that is fairer to American taxpayers. This is why I was proud to recently cosponsor legislation that is a step in the right direction. The Seniors’ Tax Simplification Act of 2013 would replace current tax filing procedures that create unnecessary paperwork for senior citizens with one simple form. This bill would create a new 1040SR form, much like the 1040EZ, to allow for easier filing when including income from Social Security benefits, investments, retirement plans, annuities and capital gains and interest. I think of people like my grandma, Arlys, and other seniors who have worked for decades and shouldn’t have to spend hours in front of a computer or money on a tax service for a process that can feasibly be boiled down to a single form. More often than not, the federal government has a tendency to make life more complicated for families, but this is one way we can offer just a little bit of reprieve to seniors during tax season. While I continue to support comprehensive tax reform which would make it easier for all taxpayers, this common-sense legislation for our seniors is a good place to start. Our tax system is broken and too complicated. It represents a continuation of the tax-and-spend policies from Washington that are not the answer. A simpler tax system will put our country back on a path to create jobs and put more cash back into the pockets of hardworking South Dakotans. I also want South Dakotans to know of a recent announcement from the Internal Revenue Service. Due to widespread power outages from the recent winter storms, the IRS will be providing penalty relief to anyone who was unable to file their taxes on time due to these storms. If you receive a penalty notice in the mail, please contact the IRS or my office and we would be glad to assist – Sioux Falls, 605-275-2868; Watertown, 605-878-2868; Aberdeen, 605-2622862; Rapid City, 605-791-4673; Washington, D.C., 202-225-2801 or toll-free at 1-855-225-2801.
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Economic Development (GOED). The REDI Fund was created to help diversify South Dakota’s economy, increase capital investment, and create lasting jobs for hard-working South Dakotans. The governor’s vision and the hard work of GOED has allowed the REDI fund to leverage more than $200 million in new capital investment and has created more than 30,000 South Dakota jobs. George’s community development didn’t end with economic advancement. It was during his time as governor that South Dakota entered into the “Year of Reconciliation” with the tribes across the state. The governor wanted to mend broken relationships with the tribes and ignite constructive dialogue to bring healing between the state and Indian Country. Kimberley and I will always remember George’s friendship, mentoring, and passion for improving communities throughout South Dakota. His legacy will live on in the hundreds of projects he touched, lives he impacted, and businesses he grew while he was governor. On this 20th anniversary of his passing I encourage all South Dakotans to join me in celebrating the life of one our state’s most esteemed public servants.
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should also avoid handling poultry or contaminated items. •Thoroughly wash hands after handling poultry or their droppings. •Don’t eat or drink around poultry or their living areas. •Don’t wash food or water dishes for poultry in the kitchen sink. •Don’t let poultry live inside your home. For more about the risk of salmonellosis from poultry see the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, www.cdc.gov/healthypets/easter_chicks.htm. Learn more about Salmonellosis at http://doh.sd.gov/DiseaseFacts/salmonellosis.aspx.
SHIINE seeks local volunteers
The South Dakota Senior Health Information and Insurance Education (SHIINE) program is currently seeking volunteers for all aspects of the SHIINE program. One of the primary functions of SHIINE volunteer is to help seniors with their Medicare questions. Volunteers receive training on all parts of Medicare and learn how to provide one-on-one Medicare counseling. Volunteer counselors are vital to the success of the program, as they provide opportunities for seniors to discuss their Medicare questions and concerns in person. All services are unbiased and confidential. Although volunteers are most active during Part D (prescription drug) open enrollment in the months of October, November and December, they are needed yearround. If becoming a volunteer counselor isn’t for you, please talk to your regional SHIINE coordinator about other ways to contribute
Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) and Congressman Marlin Stutzman (R-Ind.) today introduced legislation that would save $30 billion over 10 years from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by eliminating loopholes, waste, fraud, and abuse, while ensuring those who meet the current income and asset eligibility requirements continue to receive the benefits they need. Since President Obama assumed office, participation in SNAP, which was formerly referred to as food stamps, has increased from 32 million to 47.8 million people, and annual spending on SNAP has doubled to $80 billion in fiscal year 2012. Over the next 10 years, SNAP is projected to cost taxpayers almost $760 billion. The Streamlining the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Act would eliminate $30 billion of needless spending over 10 years and target assistance to those who need it most by making eligibility requirements more credible, eliminating duplication, closing loopholes, and making benefit administrators more responsible for program integrity. “Our bill would eliminate waste, fraud, and abuse in the food stamp program, while ensuring a strong safety net for hungry families in greatest need,” said Thune. “Since President Obama came into office, SNAP participation has increased at 10 times the rate of job creation, the annual spending on SNAP has doubled, and one in seven Americans now participates in SNAP. This explosive growth in both the SNAP enrollment and federal cost of the program is alarming and requires lawmakers to take costeffective legislative control measures. Our bill would ensure that benefits are available for needy
Thune assists in introducing bill to reform food stamp program
families by maintaining system integrity and reducing waste in the system. I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to move this common-sense legislation through Congress in the Farm Bill.” “By closing loopholes, cutting waste, and eliminating fraud and abuse in SNAP, we save taxpayers $30 billion and make sure that families in need still receive a helping hand,” said Stutzman. “Everyone in Washington talks about deficit reduction but we’ve introduced a real, responsible plan to save taxpayer dollars. Over the past decade, SNAP spending has doubled as this program outgrows its original mission of providing temporary assistance. This is a common-sense start for Congress’ Farm Bill discussions as we look for ways to tackle Washington’s nearly $17 trillion debt.” The Thune, Stutzman bill would limit the automatic qualification of an individual for SNAP benefits due to enrollment in other low-income programs, known as categorical eligibility to only those individuals receiving cash assistance. Additionally, their bill would close a loophole that allows states to send small energy assistance checks to SNAP participants in order to increase SNAP benefit payments, eliminate duplicative training programs and state performance bonuses, improve the quality control measures to ensure states are more aggressively penalized for improper payments, and reform the nutrition education and obesity program. This bill would not affect current benefit levels for SNAP recipients, but instead saves money by ending duplicative programs and holding states accountable for accurate program administration.
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your time and talents. Training includes: •All parts of Medicare, •How to counsel people individually, •How to provide referrals, and •How to navigate the Medicare website and plan finder tool. Individuals interested in serving as SHIINE volunteer counselors should be comfortable using computers, the Internet, and meeting with individuals in public locations, such as libraries or senior centers. Volunteers can choose the hours they would like to provide services. A SHIINE volunteer may not hold a current license to sell Medicare-related health insurance. To become a SHIINE volunteer or learn more about it, visit www.shiine.net or contact the Central South Dakota coordinator: Kathleen Nagle Phone: 605-224-3212 or 1-877-331-4834 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Jones County High School May 2013
Elementary Field Day 1:00 Senior Trip
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JH Track @ Kadoka 11:00 Senior Trip
JH Track @ Lyman 2:00 Senior Trip
JH/HS Spring Concert 7:00
Golf @ Sturgis 10:30 JH/HS Conference Track @ Presho 10:00 JH Dance @ Mini-Gym 8:00-11:00
Track @ Kadoka 11:00
Golf @ Rapid City 10:30 Track @ Miller 11:00 JH Track @ Todd Co. 11:00 FB Cheerleading Tryouts @ Mini-Gym 5:30
Region Golf @ Rapid City 10:30 Awards Night 6:30
Elementary Spring Concert 7:00 School Board Meeting 5:15 p.m. @ HS Library
Region Track Meet @ Kadoka 11:00
Baccalaureate 1:00 Graduation 1:30
State Golf @ Brookings
State Golf @ Brookings
State Track Meet @ Sioux Falls
State Track Meet @ Sioux Falls
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Moore, SD: The rest of the story
Murdo Coyote • April 25, 2013 •
Joe Moore roadhouse or Mrs. Ingrams hotel?
Other history follows:
by Lonis Wendt Recently discovered vintage 1904-1906 newspapers, circa the “Moore Coyote,” whose byline reads; “Established at Moore, SD in 1904”, have brought a renewed interest to an important chapter of Lyman Co. history. Moore, SD, which first appears on SD maps in 1891, was located in Sec. 6, T105N R78W, of Moore Township, in the Authier pasture, along the south bank of Medicine Creek, about 2.5 mi. east of Vivian. These photos, taken 4/5/2013, show what is still visible at the memorable, old Moore PO/store, hotel and printing office. There are three depressions, one is quite large, (probably the hotel), one is quite deep, (possibly the cistern) and, the site was apparently fenced out at one time, as there is a single post left standing, but found two others which had rotted off and were lying in the grass, they appeared to have had anchors as there are wires protruding up which held “deadmen.” There are several large flat rocks lying somewhat scattered which, probably served as part of the foundation. In studying the old Black Hills to Chamberlain freight and stage road survey map, it appears to have served this PO and hotel. The old trail served as the Interstate for the early pioneers. Following the Milwaukee Railroads original lot sale, July 12, 1906, Moore store owner Joe Moore, who, the town and township were named after, and, who had been appointed Postmaster on June 30, 1891, quickly moved the PO/store into the new town of Vivian. The building, which served as Vivian’s first Post Office/store, was later sold to Joe Morrissey, whose daughter, Anna, became Postmaster in July of 1909 and the Morrissey family continued the Mercantile business. The Moore Coyote Print shop was sold to Melville Burnham of Murdo, who immediately hired homesteader, GT Williams, and his hired hand to move the building to Murdo. This adventure, requiring two large teams, took two days. The “Moore Coyote” became the “Murdo Coyote”(still the same name today, edited by Karlee Moore) The original building, though quite small, was used a few years before being replaced by a larger building. Legend has it that the door on the printing office was of a 32” width, but the printing press, (probably assembled piece by piece in the building) was about 40” therefore it was easier and more practical to move the entire building with the press inside.....no mention of any price or for the cost to have it skidded to Murdo. The fate of the Roadhouse/hotel is not documented. Probably moved or disassembled. Related stories in the old Moore Coyote newspaper reveal that; “the hotel was full nearly every night,” and, that there were days when 20-25 team and wagons/horsemen/stages passed by every hour, many stopping for food or water. One particular day, Mrs. Ingram, who operat-
Orville Hall, Vivian stands in Moore, SD depression
ed the hotel/café, counted 200 wagons having passed or stopped. During those earliest years, nearly every settler would have been making 3-4 day trips, requiring overnight stays, when hauling lumber for a house or barn from the railhead at either Presho or Chamberlain. All of us can appreciate the infallible work of those original newspaper editors, who gave us a priceless record of Dakota’s formative years, salted with a dash of gossip.
Hillsview Golf Course to open this Saturday
Almost two years after it was closed due to the Missouri River Flood, the Pierre Hillsview Golf Course is scheduled to finally open for play starting at 8 a.m. Saturday. Golf Manager Carin Hayn says the driving range will re-open Thursday morning. She says that will happen once temperatures get into the high 30s or 40s on that day.
Joe Moore moved this building from Moore, SD on the day of the lot sale in Vivian, July 12, 1906, later sold to Joe Morrissey.
Opening the golf course has been a long-awaited event for local golfers. The course closed late in the spring of 2011 when the flood began. The course was closed all last year for flood repairs. Hayn says while this month’s snow has delayed the course’s opening, the moisture has helped the course. The driving range had been opened earlier this month before the snow hit.
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South Dakota Child Identification program event in Rapid City
Attorney General Marty Jackley and the South Dakota Masons want to remind parents and guardians of the upcoming South Dakota Child Identification Program (SDCHIP) event: family to be kept as an identification kit in the event that a child becomes missing. This kit will aid law enforcement in the recovery of a missing child. The program is offered to the public at no charge. “SD CHIP is a comprehensive child identification program designed to assist in the event a child becomes missing,” said Jackley. “The Masons should be commended not only for the creation of this important program, but the time put forth to volunteer and administer the program throughout South Dakota.” Agencies who assist in the implementation of the program include: Masonichip International, South Dakota Academy of Physician Assistants, South Dakota Sheriff ’s Association, South Dakota Dental Association, South Dakota Highway Patrol and the Attorney General’s Office. For more information please visit www.sd-chip.org.
For many of us the months of April and May are thought of as the months for planting, nurturing, and growing flowers and gardens. It is also a time when we should be cultivating and flourishing our support for our military personnel, our veterans, and their families. April is the month of the Military Child and May is Military Appreciation month. Both months provide us great opportunities to remember, recognize, and appreciate those who have served in the past and those now serving, as well as their families. National Military Appreciation month includes: Loyalty Day (5/1), Victory in Europe Day (5/8),
• Larry Zimmerman, Secretary of Veterans Affairs •
Military Spouse Appreciation Day (5/10), Armed Forces Day (May 18); and Memorial Day (5/27). Each of those days provides an opportunity to learn more about military members and the families who have given of themselves to support the principles we hold dear and the freedom we enjoy. Over 16,000 South Dakota men and women have deployed since 911. Heroes, who set aside their personal lives and safety, to defend and protect our families, our communities, and our nation from those who would threaten our way of life. Many of these troops will continue to serve. Others will return to the civilian population and we need to support them during their transition from military service to civilian. Please keep all the deployed and their families in your thoughts and pray for their safe return home. Last week, I had the opportunity to participate in the Open House at the “Operation Black Hills Cabin” in Custer, SD. This project, founded in 2011, by a retired military couple demonstrates South Dakota’s commitment to our military personnel, our veterans, and their families.
SD Veterans Affairs
With over 100 businesses in the Custer area working together to provide a vacation home for qualifying wounded veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns and their families, they have demonstrated their commitment to our veterans. With over 70,000 veterans in South Dakota, it is important that we cultivate, nurture, and grow this type of leadership and generosity. Thus improving the lives of our veterans.
Murdo Coyote • April 25, 2013 •
FSA hosts Ag Women’s Day
Farm Service Agency (FSA) Brookings County Farm Loan Officer Gail Gullickson encourages women involved in agriculture to attend the 4th Annual Ag Women's Day on June 11 at the First Lutheran Church Activity Center in Brookings. “This year’s event offers something of interest for all participants. We encourage all women regardless of their age or role on the farm to invest in themselves and attend this daylong inspirational and educational event,” said Gullickson. The keynote speaker, Jolene Brown, is a farmer, author, professional speaker, and champion for the people of agriculture. Those who hear her messages celebrate her passion, fun-filled spirit, real life stories and valuable takehome information. Jolene will discuss some of the top characteristics of successful trailblazers and share her “Top Ten Mistakes That
Tight hay supplies and high prices to continue
South Dakota hay prices have been at high levels throughout the 2012 marketing year. Based on numbers from the National Agricultural Statistics Service, March alfalfa prices were at $230 per ton and have remained steady for several months. The March price for other hay reached a record high of $170 per ton. “Usually, such high prices result in a shift in production and use. However, other commodity prices and input costs are higher too,” said Matthew Diersen, South Dakota State University Extension risk/business management specialist. He added that looking at this year's hay prices by adjusting for inflation shows that prices are also at record-high levels on a real basis. “Despite a price index, with 1982 as the base year that has doubled in recent years, the real price of hay in South Dakota had not been above $70 per ton during the past decade,” Diersen said. The last peak in real prices happened in the 2002 drought year when the price reached $79 per ton. Diersen said 2013’s record rates are due to in 2012, South Dakota producers had expected to harvest 3.5 million acres of hay; and higher expected returns for other crops and drought conditions combined to reduce harvested acres to only 3.1 million acres. To top that off, yields were low, limiting supply. “The result was that price increased to the high nominal levels and a real price of $100 per ton,” he said. Price prospects continue to favor sellers over buyers. “Fall dis-
South Dakota School for the Deaf Family Day GFP Outdoor Campus 4130 Adventure Trail Rapid City, South Dakota Saturday, April 27th 10:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
is part of SDCHIP MASONICHIP, an initiative of the Masons of North American that generates completed packages of various identifying items of children for parents or guardians. The types of identification that are collected include: dental impressions, DNA cheek swab, digital still photo, fingerprints and video imaged interview. All of the identifying materials generated by the program are returned to the child’s
Non-profit seeking families for hosting cultural exchange students
ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE), in cooperation with the local high school, is looking for families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries; Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Japan, to name a few. ASSE students come with an enthusiasm to practice their English and experience American culture -- food, sports, shopping and more. They also love to share their own culture with their host families. Host families welcome these students into their family, not as a guest, but as a family member, giving both the students and families a rich cultural experience.
In addition, ASSE students have pocket money for personal expenses; and full health, accident and liability insurance. ASSE students are academically selected onto the program, and host families can choose their students from a wide variety of backgrounds, countries and personal interests. To become a host family or to find out how to become involved with ASSE in your community, please call our ASSE Midwestern Regional Office at 1-800-736-1760 or go to www.host.asse.com to begin your host family application. There are many students to choose from, so begin the process of welcoming your new son or daughter into your family today!
appearance was unusually large leaving a stocks level on December 1, 2012, of only 4.3 million tons. The stocks level was the smallest since January 1, 1977, following the 1976 drought,” Diersen said. He said current stocks are also similar to the levels in late 1989 when there were only 3.35 million head of cattle in South Dakota inventories. On January 1, 2013, there were 3.85 million head. Diersen said modeling historic stock levels and winter use gives competing views of just how little hay may be left in South Dakota. “Usually, much of the hay produced in South Dakota is used for feed and not sold. As part of the collective feed inventory, one could take the December 1 stocks and use them evenly over the remaining six months of the feeding year,” Diersen said. He shared an example: on May 1 only one-sixth of the December 1 4.3 million tons in inventory may remain, or only 0.72 million tons. “Most years, producers try to maintain a surplus over that level. Likewise, high prices may mean some hay that was raised for onfarm use enters the marketing channel,” he said. “Factoring in the high price level actually forecasts a negative stocks level for May 1.” The high real price would normally result in sharply higher hay acres in South Dakota. Solid expected returns for other crops and the presence of revenue insurance have limited hay to an expected 3.1 million acres. Diersen said a tight old crop supply, low expected production for 2013 and no difference in the national picture combine to suggest high hay prices will continue for the 2013 marketing year.
Badlands/Minuteman Missile celebrate National Park Week
Badlands National Park and Minuteman Missile National Historic Site will celebrate National Park Week, April 20-28. Fee free days will be offered at Badlands, a fee park, beginning on Earth Day, Monday, April 22, and extending through Friday, April 26. Come visit us at our Badlands Ben Reifel Visitor Center, open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily, and at Minuteman Missile’s Visitor Center, open 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, and 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy the vastness of the southwestern South Dakota scenery soaring spires and pinnacles amidst the pristine beauty of the prairie. A visit to both the North and South Units of the Badlands can also inspire a greater appreciation of this landscape’s cultural histories. Next door, explore the role of the Midwest in America’s Cold War history at the Minuteman Missile by visiting the Delta 9 missile silo and Delta-1 Launch Control Center. Explore some of the outdoor features at Badlands in your own celebration of Earth Day. The Castle Trail, ten-miles round trip offers expansive views, and a relatively level walk. Cliff Shelf Trail is a moderately strenuous loop that follows boardwalks and climbs stairs through a juniper forest perched along the Badlands Wall.
Break up a Family Business”. Richelle Hofer from Cornerstone Financial will present “Ready Set Retire”. Attendees will be selecting a break-out session from topics that include learning the basics of estate planning, living life in the fast lane, eating to learn and learning to eat, choosing the right plant for the right location, taking your kitchen outdoors, or making your own beaded bracelet. The conference also will provide attendees with information about the new FSA Microloan Program. “This day is designed for today’s woman who has to manage and balance both personal and professional aspects of their daily lives,” said Gullickson. The day’s events begin at 8:45 a.m. with registration starting at 8 a.m. Registration is requested on or before June 1 and costs $10. Interested individuals should contact the Brookings County FSA Office at 605-692-8003.
Farmers Union calls for action during Regional Watershed Task Force testimony
South Dakota Farmers Union (SDFU) joined over 100 farmers and ranchers Monday at the first meeting this year of the state’s Regional Watershed Advisory Task Force at Mitchell. The task force was set up in 2012 to look at the state’s water management laws and study the issue from a number of perspectives. At the meeting Monday, task force members heard from experts on climate and water issues and a number of county commissioners from areas affected by too much water over the past four or five years. The task force also took public testimony on the impacts of water management and sought ideas from farmers, ranchers and the public. “Water is a precious resource not only for agriculture but for other important industries and every citizen in South Dakota,” said South Dakota Farmers Union board member and Salem-area farmer Jim Wahle. “Our water must be properly managed.” Wahle called for specific action from the task force after they study the issue and possibly settle on legislation to deal with water management issues during the next legislative session. “We need to continue the cleanup of existing statutes pertaining to drainage water district,” Wahle said. “We’d like to see the task force determine whether or not county commissioners should be compelled to be an active drainage board under state law, and whether there should be a process to require specific permits for all drainage, both surface and tile, on a specific permit that applies to all of South Dakota.” Wahle also asked the task force to consider whether drainage permits and mapping should be required by anyone wanting to drain their land and whether or not records should be kept at the county level. State Climatologist Dr. Dennis Todey from South Dakota State University gave a presentation on precipitation in the upper Midwest and how it’s had an impact on water management in the state. He also discussed climate patterns and presented data on temperatures and how they affect evapora-
The Window Trail is a 0.25 mile trail leading to a natural window in the Badlands Wall with a view of an intricately eroded canyon. There is truly a walking route for everyone at Badlands, so get out there and take a hike. Minuteman Missile offers daily tours of its Delta-1 Launch Control Center at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Missile silo Delta-9 (I-90, Exit 116) is also open to the public daily from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tour tickets for Delta-1 are given out on a first come, first served basis by coming to the visitor center in Cactus Flat, off I-90 at Exit 131. Badlands will be hosting Artists-in-Residence Jessica Bryant and Judy Thompson. The artists have been working with students on watercolors, and the role art has played in the history and development of our National Parks. The park is also featuring a video from former TeacherRanger-Teacher Larry McAfee. This reflection on Larry's travels through 52 of our 59 national parks can be enjoyed by clicking this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v= BP0-GVImMMs. Hikers expecting to be out longer than 30 minutes should pack water and food. Be prepared for extreme changes in weather, including sudden wind storms, rain, snow or lightning. Hike safely and enjoy your parks.
tion. The task force also heard from Dr. Chris Hay from SDSU who discussed the impacts of drain tiling, runoff and other water management practices. State Conservationist Jeff Zimprich from the Natural Resources Conservation Service discussed how soil types, cover crops and grasses deal with water. There were also presentations from Clark Moeckly with the Upper Crow Creek Watershed District and county commissioners from Brown, Kingsbury McCook and Yankton counties. The next task force meeting will be held sometime in June or July in the Aberdeen area. Members of the task force include chairman Rep. Brian Gosch of Rapid City, vice chairman Sen. Mike Vehle of Mitchell, Sen. Jason Frerichs of Wilmot, Sen. Tom Jones of Viborg, Sen. Russ Olson of Wentworth, Rep. Dennis Feickert of Aberdeen, Rep. Spencer Hawley of Brookings, and Rep. Leslie Heinemann of Flandreau, Ms. Kim Vanneman and Messrs. Dennis Duncan, Mike Jaspers, Rick Sommers, Paul Symens and George Vandel.
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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. SPECIAL EDUCATION: PAYROLL $13,732.88; EMPLOYER SHARE FICA $1,004.15, RETIREMENT $794.68, HEALTH INSURANCE $2,378.78. EXPENDITURES: Childrens Care-Tuition/Services $8,853.94; Parent-Mileage $26.64; Diane Mueller--Evals $813.80; Officemax--Toner $156.07. PENSION: None. FOOD SERVICE: Lunchtime Solutions-Meals $9,662.64. FINANCIAL REPORTS: Motion by Whitney, seconded by Nix to approve as follows: GENERAL FUND: Bal. Bro't Fwd $495,428.88; RECEIPTS Ad Valorem Taxes $4,750.83, Mobile Home Taxes $163.22, Prior Yrs Taxes $37.54, Penalties $2.18, Interest $49.63, Admissions $1,746.24, Rental $1,000.00, Concessions $415.87, Co Apportionment $4,877.97, State Aid $143,766.00, Donations $200.00, 21st Attendance $589.00, 21st Grant Reimb $19,621.00, Title I $28,612.00, Other Fed $615.07, Rev in Lieu of Taxes $2,225.58. EXPENDITURES $129,322.41; Bal on Hand Checking $219,885.87; MMDA $104,892.73; Investments $250,000.00. CAPITAL OUTLAY: Bal Bro't Fwd $209,892.48; RECEIPTS: Ad Valorem Taxes $1,201.32; Mobile Home Taxes $26.04, Prior Yrs Taxes $8.01, Penalties $0.47, Interest $9.71, Donations $16,200.00. EXPENDITURES $8,186.06; Bal on Hand Checking $128,300.50; MMDA $90,851.47; Investments -0-. SPECIAL EDUCATION: Bal Bro't Fwd $944,522.84; RECEIPTS: Ad Valorem Taxes $1,201.32, Mobile Home Taxes $37.86, Prior Yrs Taxes $11.41, Penalties $0.67, Interest $22.68. EXPENDITURES $28,462.80; Bal on Hand Checking $456,240.95; MMDA $212,322.77; Investments $260,000.00. PENSION FUND: Bal Bro't Fwd $294,000.66; RECEIPTS: Ad Valorem Taxes $378.62, Mobile Home Taxes $8.22, Prior Yrs Taxes $2.84, Penalties $0.17. EXPENDITURES $0; Bal on Hand Checking $294,390.51; MMDA -0-; Investments -0-. FOOD SERVICE: Bal Bro't Fwd $27,995.68; RECEIPTS: Pupil Sales $8,593.45, Adult Sales $614.05, Headstart $454.74, Fed $5,489.66, NSLP Reimb $188.28. EXPENDITURES $12,060.67; Bal on Hand Checking $31,275.19; MMDA -0-; Investments -0-. TRUST & AGENCY: Bal Bro't Fwd $72,409.07; RECEIPTS $4,027.23; EXPENSES $12,537.14; Bal on Hand $63,899.16. Resolution #355 SDHSAA Membership By resolution the Jones County School District has authorized membership in the South Dakota High School Activities Association for the 2013-12014 school term. BOARD ACTION: Motion by Nix, seconded by Whitney Lolley to approve the foregoing resolution. ROLL CALL: In Favor--Chad Whitney, Brett Nix and Carrie Lolley. Opposed--None. Absent--Michael Hunt and Scott Mathews. CONTRACTS: Motion by Whitney, seconded by Nix to approve offering certified staff contracts and extra-duty contracts at their current rate as negotiations are not completed. THREE RIVERS BENEFIT GROUP: Motion by Whitney, seconded by Nix to withdraw from the Three Rivers Special Services Benefit Group effective June 30, 2013. OPEN ENROLLMENT: Motion by Whitney, seconded by Nix to approve the application for open enrollment as submitted by #K0413. DISCUSSION: Senior Trip, School CalAgreement, Negotiated endar, Parent/Student Handbook Committee, Weight Room, Homeland Security, Prom, Board Election, TemTech, Jones County Shooting Sports, Dress Code Policy. EXECUTIVE SESSION: Motion by Whitney, seconded by Nix to enter executive session at 8:19 p.m., in accordance with SDCL 1-25-2 subchapter d. Board Vice President declared session over at 9:20 p.m. Motion by Whitney seconded by Nix to adjourn. Meeting adjourned at 9.21 p.m. Tami Schreiber, Business Manager Published April 25, 2013, at the total approximate cost of $82.85. Motion by Whitney seconded by Lolley to adjourn. Meeting adjourned at 10:15 p.m. Tami Schreiber, Business Manager Published April 25, 2013, at the total approximate cost of $14.95. AGENDA: Motion by Lolley, seconded by Nix to approve the agenda. EXECUTIVE SESSION: Motion by Whitney, seconded by Mathews to enter executive session at 7:14 p.m., in accordance with SDCL 1-25-2 subchapter d. Board President declared session over at 10.14 p.m. Third Street on May 10, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and does support the Magic City Run/Walk on City streets on May 11, 2013. Dated this 1st day of April, 2013 At this time the Murdo in May Car Auction was discussed and partial closure of 5th Street for this event. A motion was made by Waddell, seconded by Esmay to pass Resolution #2013–17 as follows: Resolution #2013–17 A Resolution Closing a Lane of Traffic on Fifth Street for a Special Event – Murdo in May WHEREAS, the Murdo City Council in and for the City of Murdo, Jones County South Dakota has been asked to allow the closure of one lane of traffic on Fifth Street for the Murdo in May/Pioneer Auto Car auction, and WHEREAS, the lane of traffic closed shall be the eastbound lane of Fifth Street, approximately between Jefferson Ave. and Jackson Ave., and WHEREAS, this closure is from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., WHEREAS, this closure will be marked with traffic direction that will still allow 2 flowing lanes of traffic, and WHEREAS, the City Council finds this does not endanger the health or safety of the citizens of Murdo. NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the City Council, in and for the City of Murdo, Jones County South Dakota does allow the closure of the eastbound lane on Fifth Street between Jefferson and Jackson Ave. from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. for Murdo in May. Dated this 1st day of April, 2013 Jody Gittings met with council at this time. He applied for the Golf Instructor position the City was offering. This is a new program the City is starting and the council discussed with Jody how to run this as well as ages and salary. A motion was made by Connot, seconded by Waddell to hire Jody Gittings and pass Resolution #2013-18. Resolution #2013-18 A Resolution Setting the Salary, Hours, and Required Duties for Youth Golf Coach WHEREAS, the City Council, in and for the City of Murdo, Jones County, South Dakota does feel it necessary to set salary, hours and required duties for the Youth Golf coach, and NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the salary, hours, and required duties for the Youth Golf Coach will be as it follows: Salary of $2,000.00 for the season. Payment of salary will be 1/2 the first day of July and 1/2 the first of August. Program set up through coach for lessons for youth ages 8 to 18 and to run for approximately 12 weeks. Dated this 1st day of April, 2013. Vouchers were reviewed for the month and approved as follows on a motion by Connot, seconded by Waddell. GENERAL: Payroll – 4,323.07, Payroll taxes – 849.04; Retirement – 309.84; The Murdo Coyote (publishing) 759.90; FNB (travel/supply/postage) 497.75; Wellmark (insurance) 894.85; Golden West (phone) 106.66; Servall (mats) 37.44; Farmers Union (fuel) 109.21; Harmon Law (legal fees) 2,250.00; Murdo Family Foods (supplies) 57.90; SDML (work comp audit/dist meeting fees) 435.00. PUBLIC SAFETY: Jones County (law enf contract) 1,600.00; Farmers Union (fuel) 233.40; West Central (electricity) 250.10. PUBLIC WORKS: Payroll – 2,162.31; Payroll taxes – 758.41; Retirement – 367.47; Golden West (phone) 53.33; Wellmark (insurance) 894.85; Heartland Waste (garbage) 3,434.00; Dept of Revenue (sales tax) 257.88; WR/LJ (water airport) 40.00; Corky’s (supplies) 52.20; Farmers Union (gas) 1,961.37; West Central Elec (electricity) 2,194.40; HD Supply (inlets/supplies) 1,739.00; Kadrmas Lee and Jackson (engineering) 8,249.00; Pioneer Country Mart (fuel) 155.56; SD Fed Property (supplies) 4.00. PARKS & RECREATION: Golden West (phone) 38.63; FNB (supplies) 216.92; West Central Elec (electricity) 82.02; American Red Cross (cert fee) 19.00. SPECIAL REVENUE: Brett Nix (ind park) 689.43; West Central Elec (electricity) 744.00; Murdo Area Chamber (1/2 BBB tax) 3,120.36. WATER: Payroll – 3,152.02; Payroll taxes-930.00; Retirement – 425.45; Golden West (phone) 53.33; SD Dept of Revenue (water testing) 13.00; Pioneer Country Mart (gas) 53.86; WR/LJ (water/tower) 3,524.00; Corky’s (supplies) 3.35; FNB (supplies)165.71; West Central Elec (electricity) 419.37; Dakota 2000 (computer) 3,106.88; HD Supply (supplies) 242.15; SD Fed Surplus (supplies) 4.00. WASTEWATER: SD One Call (locates) 5.55; Farmers Union (gas) 80.08.
Murdo Coyote • April 25, 2013 •
Council met with Jones County Sheriff John Weber at this time. He discussed with council the need for extra law enforcement in the community in general. He discussed some problems in response times. Council discussed writing a letter to the Governor requesting additional Highway patrol in the area and will ask the county and Draper to also. They want to plan a meeting with the county in the near future to discuss this issue also. Barnes stated she would attend the commissioner meeting the next day and relay the message. A motion to approve the report was made by Connot, seconded by Esmay. Street Supt. Hatheway could not attend this evening but Council member Connot brought up that the sign at the landfill did not have the right hours on it and needed to be changed. The council discussed the upcoming street project. Barnes had a list of issues that arose after the employee’s meeting with Dana Foreman the engineer on this project from Kadrmas, Lee and Jackson. After discussion of these items, Barnes said she would relate the answers and council questions back to the engineer. He would line up a meeting in the near future when the plans and estimates were more stable. Council moved to the Water Report presented by Erikson. He discussed the Ingalls building tear down and the schedule for the removal of the Beckwith building. He discussed using the camera on the sewer main in the area of the street project and having the engineer review the possibility of sewer along Mustang or Maverick Drives. Installation of the Pond Doctors at the lagoons was also discussed. A motion to approve the report was made by Connot, seconded by Drayer. Barnes gave the finance report at this time. The written report was as follows: Cash in Bank – 740,986.73; Sales tax – 22,908.32; Property Tax – 1,240.50; Federal payment – 1,985.85. Barnes presented more information on comprehensive planning, information on the City of Murdo’s debt limit and information on borrowing possibilities and presented the health renewal for the City. A motion was made by Connot, seconded by Waddell to approve the City paying a set limit of $280 single premium and $635 family premium in lieu of percentages and to approve the plan chosen. Barnes at this time asked that the council would move the June regular meeting from the first Monday to the first Wednesday in order for her to attend a wedding and they felt that was fine with the proper notices. A motion to approve the financial report was made by Connot, seconded by Jost. OLD BUSINESS: The trailer house or mobile home ordinance the council has been reviewing and editing was once again reviewed. More questions arose and they tabled this until next month after the questions were addressed. Barnes updated council on the Murdo Housing Study that is to be started this month. NEW BUSINESS: Barnes asked council if they wanted to look into working on the tennis court/basketball court this year. The budget for that was looked at and council felt they would save the budgeted money and look at next year. Barnes discussed the emergency management listing for the City and equipment. This has not been updated for several years and the new emergency manager, Angie Kinsley asked that it be updated. Barnes went through the list and asked if there was any additional items to be added. Council reviewed the applications for the summer help. The lifeguard applications were discussed and council agreed those that were not trained could get their training and if they work the full season for the City, the City would reimburse them. The lifeguards that were already trained that applied were: Paige Venard, Becky Bryan, Clayton Evans, and Kathleen Boyle. The ones untrained that applied were: Connor Venard, Mikalya Waldron, Cody Manke, Kalli Hespe, Calli Glaze, and Skyler Miller. A motion was made by Drayer, seconded by Jost to hire all listed pending they achieve their certification and pass Resolution #201319. Resolution #2013-19 A Resolution Setting the Work Schedules and Salary for Full and Part Time Lifeguards and Head Lifeguard WHEREAS, the City Council, in and for the City of Murdo, Jones County, South Dakota does need to set the work schedules for lifeguards for the summer recreation season. NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the following work schedules and salaries are effective for the summer recreation season: a. Hourly wage of $7.50 base with a .25 cent per hour per year of experience. b. Work schedules to be set by the Pool Manager. Full time lifeguards will be guaranteed 40 hours per week and the part time lifeguards will be
scheduled as necessary. All lifeguards will be paid for scheduled days not worked due to inclement weather. No overtime will be paid. Swimming instructors were discussed and there were no certified applicants but Paige Venard, Becky Bryan and Trait Thorne all expressed an interest in doing the certification. The council agreed to reimburse them for that training as well if they stayed the season with the City and a motion was made by Connot, seconded by Waddell to pass Resolution #201320. Resolution #2013-20 A Resolution Setting the Work Schedule and Salary of the Swimming Lesson Instructor for the Summer Recreational Season WHEREAS, the City Council, in and for the City of Murdo, Jones County, South Dakota does feels the need to set the work schedule and salary for the Swimming Lesson Instructor for the season, and NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the work schedule for the Swimming Lesson Instructor be their set schedule for lessons and the salary will be the sum collected per child for the lessons as has been submitted to the City Finance Officer prior to the first working day of the month. One application was reviewed for pool manager and a motion was made by Connot, seconded by Waddell to hire Trait Thorne and pass Resolution #201321. Resolution #2013-21 A Resolution Setting the Salary, Hours, and Duties of the Murdo Municipal Pool Manager WHEREAS, the City Council in and for the City of Murdo, Jones County, South Dakota, set the salary, hours, and duties as follows: a) Salary will be at a rate of $1,200.00 per month for the months of June, July, and August to be paid on the first day of the months of July, August, and September. An hourly rate of $9.00 will be paid for any hours worked for preseason preparation and post season closing. No overtime is allowed. A monthly timesheet will be turned in to the City Finance Office before salary will be paid. b) 40 hours per week will be required. There was one T-Ball coach applicant and a motion was made by Connot, seconded by Waddell to hire Ann Geisler and pass Resolution #2013-22. Resolution #2013-22 A Resolution Setting the Salary, Hours, and Required Duties for the T-Ball Coach WHEREAS, the City Council, in and for the City of Murdo, Jones County, South Dakota does feel it necessary to set salary, hours and required duties for the T-Ball coach, and NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the salary, hours, and required duties for the Summer T-Ball Coach will be as it follows: One time salary of $400.00. Season to be four to five weeks long. Payment of salary will be the first day of the month following the completion for the season. There was one applicant for baseball coach and a motion was made by Connot, seconded by Waddell to hire Michael Boni and pass Resolution #2013-23. Resolution #2013-23 A Resolution Setting the Salary, Hours, and Required Duties for the Baseball Coach WHEREAS, the City Council, in and for the City of Murdo, Jones County, South Dakota does feel it necessary to set salary, hours and required duties for the Baseball Coach, and NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the salaries and duties for the Baseball Coach will be as follows: $1,200 for the Baseball Coach for the season approximately the end of May to the first part of August (as per league), 1/2 to be paid July 1st and 1/2 to be paid August 1st. Council discussed crack sealing on the asphalt roads and the need to start that pending the weather. Being no further business, council adjourned at 10:30 p.m. Krysti Barnes, City Finance Officer Published April 25, 2013, at the total approximate cost of $252.77.
Proceedings of the Jones County School District #37-3
Special Session April 13, 2013 The Board of Education of the Jones County School District No. 37-3 met in special session on April 13, 2013 in the High School Library with the following members present: Michael Hunt--President, Carrie Lolley--Vice President, Chad Whitney, Scott Mathews and Brett Nix. Board President Hunt called the meeting to order at 1:05 p.m., with Board members present answering roll call. All actions in these minutes were by unanimous vote by members present unless otherwise stated. AGENDA: Motion by Whitney, seconded by Mathews to approve the agenda. EXECUTIVE SESSION: Motion by Nix, seconded by Lolley to enter executive session at 1:20 p.m., in accordance with SDCL 1-25-2 subchapter d. Board President declared session over at 2:47 p.m. Motion by Whitney seconded by Mathews to adjourn. Meeting adjourned at 2:47 p.m. Tami Schreiber, Business Manager Published April 25, 2013, at the total approximate cost of $13.64.
Proceedings of the Jones County School District #37-3
Regular Session April 8, 2013 The Board of Education of the Jones County School District No. 37-3 met in regular session on April 8, 2013 in the High School Library with the following members present: Carrie Lolley--Vice President, Chad Whitney and Brett Nix. Board Vice President Lolley called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. with Board members present answering roll call. All actions in these minutes were by unanimous vote by members present unless otherwise stated. Absent: Michael Hunt--President and Scott Mathews. EXECUTIVE SESSION: Motion by Nix, seconded by Whitney to enter executive session at 7:00 p.m., in accordance with SDCL 1-25-2 subchapter d. Board Vice President declared session over at 8:00 p.m. Others Present: Larry Ball--CEO/ Principal, Lorrie Esmay--Principal, Tami Schreiber--Business Manager, Karlee Barnes, JayTee Sealey, Gary Knispel, Ashley Geigle and Cheryl Iversen. AGENDA: Motion by Nix, seconded by Whitney to approve the agenda. MINUTES: Motion by Whitney, seconded by Nix to approve the minutes of the March 11, 2013 Regular Meeting and the March 25, 2013, April 2, 2013, April 3, 2013 and April 4, 2013 Special Meetings. EXPENDITURES: Motion by Nix, seconded by Whitney to approve the expenditures and the issuing of checks on April 8, 2013, 2013. PAYROLL BY DEPT: FICA paid through First Fidelity Bank, Retirement check issued to SD Retirement System and Health Insurance check issued to Three Rivers Insurance Fund. PAYROLL: $75,555.30; EMPLOYER SHARE: FICA $5,233.84, RETIREMENT $4,150.54; HEALTH INSURANCE $9,874.74. GENERAL FUND: Larry Ball--Meals $21.00; Best Western--Lodging $171.98; Capital Journal--Subscription $160.00; Century Business--Copier Agreements $680.38; City of Murdo--Water $195.61; Country Pride--Bus Fuel $244.41; Discovery Center--Field Trip $96.00; Ed Services--Fee $371.00; Early Childhood-Fee $100.00; EBSCO--Subscription $155.72; Environmental Products--Furnace Filter $57.57; Farmers Union--Bus Fuel $740.00; Foreman--Parts $11.95; Golden West--Phone $526.82; Haggertys--Repairs $200.00; Hermitage--Supplies $57.82; Hillyard--Supplies $134.60; Ingrams--Pest Control $200.00; JC School--Lunches $100.00; Cindy Jost-Cake $45.00; Jostens--Pins $158.32; Gary Knispel--Consultant Fee $1,000.00; Mcleods--Supplies $254.85; Mindware--Supplies $472.45; Moores-Supplies $207.82; Coyote--TRAX/Ad $126.86; Murdo Foods--Snacks $180.32; Methodist Church--Snacks $35.68; NASSP--Pins $53.70; Chris Nix-Snow Removal $275.00; Officemax-Supplies $1,445.17; Oriental Trading-Supplies $127.49; Amoco--Gas/Bus Fuel $1,262.11; Peak Fitness--Services $450.00; Poppler--Music $15.88; Bandmasters--Fee $375.00; SD One Call-Cable Tickets $3.33; SDHSAA--Rule Books $105.00; Servall--Mops/Towels Cleaned $641.61; Venard Inc-Repairs/Oil Changes $1,418.54; Verizon--Phone $114.40; West Central-Electricity $1,661.42; WW Tire--Alignment $25.00. CAPITAL OUTLAY: Farmers Union-Propane $1,805.86; Scholastic--Library Books $122.83; West Central—Electricity $3,812.86.
Unofficial Record of Proceedings of the Murdo City Council
Regular Meeting April 1, 2013 The Murdo City council met in regular session on Monday, April 1, 2013. Mayor Geisler called the meeting to order at 7:34 p.m. Members answering roll call were: Wayne Esmay, Joe Connot, Jay Drayer, Matt Kinsley, Arnie Waddell and Mayor Geisler. Mike Jost arrived later in the meeting. Also present Sheriff Weber, Karlee Barnes (The Murdo Coyote), Ray Erikson and Krysti Barnes. All motions were unanimous unless otherwise stated. The agenda for the meeting was reviewed and approved on a motion by Esmay, seconded by Waddell. The minutes for the March meetings were reviewed and approved on a motion by Waddell, seconded by Esmay. Building and teardown permits were reviewed and approved as follows on a motion by Waddell, seconded by Connot. D. Geisler – porch; D, Hieb – new roof; C. Nix – basement/house; Best Western – landscape/sign replacement. The Public Area was opened at this time. Barb Hockenbary met with council concerning the Murdo in May Car Show to be held May 10 during the Murdo in May events of May 10-12, 2013. The car show will be from 3-10 p.m. on the May 10 and she is asking to close Main Street from 1st to 3rd Streets at 2 p.m. She also discussed the other items going on at this time with booths at the Senior Center and the Turner Youth Concessions. Carma Miller was in attendance and discussed having a Magic City Memory Run/Walk on May 11 in conjunction with the weekend events. She discussed this being a City event as well and she would do the preparation as with the car show under the City guidelines. Barnes reminded them what steps needed to be taken in order to run these events. Resolution #2013–16 was passed on a motion by Waddell, seconded by Esmay. Resolution #2013-16 A Resolution to Close Main Street for a Car Show and Supporting the Magic City Run/Walk WHEREAS, the City Council, in and for the City of Murdo, Jones County, South Dakota wants to allow the closure of Main Street from the intersection of First street to the intersection of Third Street for a car show on May 10, 2013 and they support the Magic City Run/Walk being held on May 11, 2013, and WHEREAS, the City Council does not feel this closure and support of these activities would endanger the health or safety of the citizens of Murdo, and WHEREAS, this closure would be from 2:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2013. The Magic City Run/Walk will take place on City Streets on May 11, 2013. NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the City Council, in and for the City of Murdo, Jones County, South Dakota allows the closure of Main Street from First Street to
Proceedings of the Jones County School District #37-3
Special Session April 11, 2013 The Board of Education of the Jones County School District No. 37-3 met in special session on April 11, 2013 in the High School Library with the following members present: Michael Hunt--President, Carrie Lolley--Vice President, Chad Whitney, Scott Mathews and Brett Nix. Board President Hunt called the meeting to order at 7:13 p.m., with Board members present answering roll call. All actions in these minutes were by unanimous vote by members present unless otherwise stated. Others Present: Larry Ball--CEO/ Principal, Lorrie Esmay--Principal, Tami Schreiber--Business Manager.
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Murdo Nutrition Program Menu
April 29 Macaroni & Cheese w/ Ham Cubes Broccoli-Cauliflower Blend Waldorf Salad Bread Tropical Fruit April 30 Meatloaf Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Corn O’Brian Bread Peach Crisp May 1 Chicken A’la King over Biscuits Peas & Carrots Cranberry Juice Mandarin Oranges & Banana Slices Cookie May 2 Cider Braised Pork Roast w/ Boiled Potatoes & Gravy Cooked Cabbage Dinner Roll Baked Apple Slices May 3 Hamburger on a Bun w/ Lettuce & Onion Potato Salad Baked Beans Fresh Fruit Cup