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Number 20
Volume 107
May 16, 2013
City Council hears engineering plans for new road project
by Karlee Moore
In attendance at the Monday,
May 6 city council meeting includ-
ed: Jay Drayer, Joe Connot, Wayne
Esmay, Mayor David Geisler, Matt
Kinsley, Mike Jost, Arnie Waddell,
Krysti Barnes, Karlee Moore,
Dana Foreman, John Weber, Ray
Erikson and Jerry Hatheway.
The meeting was called to order
at 7:30 p.m., and the agenda and
minutes were approved.
May building permits include:
Lynette Tollakson wishing to tear
down the Peter and Wendy Pappas
house on Main Street and move in
a new 32x70 double wide trailer
house; Brian O’Reilly to replace
the basement and build an addi-
tion on the former Mick O’Reilly
house on Jefferson Avenue; Daniel
Grace to remodel the back of the
former USDA office on Main Street
into an apartment and turn the
front of the building into a hunting
store; Travis Van Dam to place a
house on Mustang Drive; and Matt
Kinsley to install a sprinkler sys-
tem in his yard on Second Street.
Dana Foreman from KLJ Engi-
neering was present at the meet-
ing and spoke during the public
area about the current street proj-
ect between the high school and
the elementary school.
Foreman said the street is 70 to
75 percent designed, and the rest
of the plans will include making
sure that there will be no flooding
and working on the intersections
involved, among other things.
Foreman went over the plans
with the council and said that they
planned to raise Fourth Street to
avoid water and flooding issues.
He also discussed pouring drive-
ways for the residents on Jackson
Avenue, as there is quite a bit of
parallel parking on that street. He
said that his company will keep
the lines of communication open
with each home owner to make
sure that they get the driveway
cut that they want.
He told the council that he will
have the plans finalized by the
summer and the street project
could begin in the spring of 2014.
Vouchers were then approved
after brief discussion. Barnes told
the council that she had purchased
$300 worth of golf clubs for the golf
lessons being offered this summer
through the city.
Sheriff Weber was next and pre-
sented the sheriff ’s report.
Barnes told the council that she
had drafted a letter to Gov. Dau-
gaard expressing the need for
more law enforcement in Jones
County and Murdo. Connot told
the council that he would not sign
the letter if it mentioned the Key-
stone pipeline. He said that we
need additional law enforcement
regardless of whether or not the
pipeline comes through. Barnes
said she would rewrite the draft.
Weber said that there is a new
cops personnel grant available
that is due May 22. The county has
to be a sponsor of the grant, and
the grant is to only be used for per-
sonnel, not equipment.
Connot said, “If we had more
Highway Patrolmen in our county,
John and Rich wouldn’t be on the
Interstate as much.” He also said
that they would be able to patrol
more in town.
Jost suggested opening the idea
to the public, utilizing the Murdo
Coyote, and ask for public sugges-
Esmay said, “If we can get at
least one more Highway Patrol-
man, it would help tremendously.
Waddell said, “I think we need
more law, but I don’t think a city
cop is the answer.”
Hatheway was next with the
street report. He said that the
dump is open. Barnes suggested
that they put up an interchange-
able sign with summer and winter
hours. Hatheway also said that he
would like the city to not allow
dump keys to be given out.
The water report with Ray Erik-
son was next on the agenda. He
addressed the equipment that the
city rents out. He said that Jerry
Hildebrand had rented a genera-
tor and protested the bill that he
received after use. Hildebrand
thought the rate was too high. It
was mentioned at the meeting that
the city is not in the rental busi-
ness. Waddell said, “Maybe there
are some things that we shouldn’t
rent out.”
Erikson suggested that the
council members take a look at the
list of items the city rents out and
make a decision on what to rent
out. The council agreed that the
city needed to make sure that any-
one renting equipment from the
city signs a rental agreement
before taking anything.
Barnes then presented the
finance report. The council agreed
to pay Trait Thorne $1,450 per
month to be the pool manager.
Barnes also reminded the council
that the June meeting will be
moved to Wednesday, June 5. In
addition, she asked about the pos-
sibility of putting out a newsletter
from the city. The council agreed
that she could.
Old business included another
review of the trailer ordinance set
forth by the city, as well as getting
the Ingalls building issue wrapped
up. City attorney Tom Harmon
wrote the city a letter explaining
his suggestion for recouping the
costs of removing the building.
New business included the city
writing a letter of support for the
rail expansion currently happen-
ing in Lyman County. Also, the city
agreed to advertise the hay ground
at the North Dam.
In addition, Jim Butt wrote a
letter to the city urging they con-
sider allowing wife Bernie Butt to
raise chickens in her back yard.
Esmay said that the city would
have to change the ordinance, and
the council agreed that Butt would
have to resubmit a request.
The meeting concluded at 10:30
Reviewing plans… Dana Foreman (standing) from KLJ Engineering, goes over plans for the
new road project between the elementary school and the high school.
Photo by Karlee Moore
Iversen awarded
scholarship at SDSU
Mighty Coyote
Award winners
Sophie Iversen of Murdo was
awarded the Arthur W. and Signe
N. Anderson Scholarship in Ag
Business for the 2013-2014 aca-
demic year at South Dakota State
Iversen is majoring in ag busi-
ness at SDSU, and is traveling to
New Zealand in May for an agri-
culture international experience.
She is a member of R-CALF, helps
on her family’s ranch and runs
twenty head of her own cattle. She
is the daughter of Chris and
Cheryl Iversen and is a 2011 grad-
uate of Jones County High School.
Arthur W. Anderson was raised
in Clearbrook, Minnesota, and
earned both BS and MS degrees in
farm management from the Uni-
versity of Minnesota in St. Paul.
Art was an extension economist in
farm management and marketing
at SDSU from 1946 to 1975.
Arthur W. Anderson passed away
on November 23, 2006.
Signe Anderson was raised in
Hetland, South Dakota, and
earned her state teachers certifi-
cate from General Beadle College
in Madison, South Dakota. Fol-
lowing graduation, Signe taught
at a one-room country school for
two years and then taught third
grade in Brookings for four years
and was a teacher’s aid for 15
years. She also tutored reading to
over 100 grade school students
from the Brookings community.
Art and Signe are the parents of
three sons and three daughters, all
graduates of SDSU.
Mighty Coyote
May Mighty Coyote students. Back (left to right):
Paige Moreland, 5th grade; Alec Whitney, 6th grade;
Austin Olson, 6th grade; Morgan Feddersen, 6th
grade; Sloan Benedict, 6th grade; Chauncey Haupt-
man, 6th grade; Kade Brost, 6th grade. Middle:
Jaden Eagle Bear, 6th grade; Peige Springer, 6th
grade; Jaden Herman, 6th grade; Emily Jacobs, 5th
grade; Lilli Moore, 5th grade; Haily Cook, 5th grade.
Front: Wallace Cook, 5th grade; Jake Dowling, 5th
grade; Riley Rankin, 5th grade; Preston Gyles, 6th
grade; Dylan Iwan, 5th grade; and Jacob Birkeland,
6th grade.
Coyote character
May Coyote Character students. Back (left to right):
Kenadie Steilen, 3rd grade; Taylor Feddersen, 3rd
grade; Wyatt Olson, 4th grade. Front: Jace Nix,
Kindergarten; Bria Klingberg, Kindergarten; Kamri
Kittelson, 1st grade; Jolie Dugan, 2nd grade;
Braidon Brave Boy, 1st grade.
May Pillar: Responsibility
Students earning their third Mighty Coyote award and
receiving a Mighty Coyote t-shirt include:
Alec Whitney and Morgan Feddersen
Mighty Coyotes… from left to right: Lilli Moore, Chauncey
Hauptman, Kade Brost and Emily Jacobs. These students earned
the Mighty Coyote Award every single month during the school
Weber state golf bound
State golf or bust… Wyatt Weber, JCHS sophomore, shot a
90 on Monday, May 13 at Hart Ranch in Rapid City. Weber
earned his ticket to compete at the State B golf tournament May
20-21 in Brookings, S.D. Check out next week’s paper for more
JCHS golf action.
Thune statement on farm bill markup
Senator John Thune (R-S.D.)
today issued a statement following
the Senate Agriculture Commit-
tee’s markup of the Agriculture
Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2013:
“Today’s markup is just the
beginning of drafting the 2013
Farm Bill,” said Thune. “The cur-
rent climate of budgetary and fis-
cal restraint requires that we sub-
ject all areas of federal spending to
close examination—no program
can be exempt from reform, includ-
ing the Farm Bill. Over the past
two years in preparation for this
Farm Bill, I have introduced legis-
lation that would reform several
titles of the bill and save more
than $50 billion, while providing a
strong safety net for production
agriculture, nutrition assistance to
those in need, and the necessary
tools to protect our forests, soil,
and natural resources. Unfortu-
nately, the current Senate Farm
Bill fails to meet this level of
reform. I look forward to working
with my colleagues to continue
improving the Farm Bill on the
floor and through a conference
with the House of Representa-
Thune offered and cosponsored
several reform-minded Commodi-
ty and Food and Nutrition Title
amendments to the Farm Bill,
including two that were accepted
into the Chairman’s Mark and
approved by voice vote. An amend-
ment cosponsored by Thune that
eliminated outdated fixed target
prices for certain commodity crops
and saved $276 million was
accepted into the bill. Thune’s
amendment to require that native
sod and longstanding grassland
acres converted to sod be tracked
by the U.S. Department of Agricul-
ture was incorporated into his sod-
saver provision, which was also a
part of the bill. The bill also
includes Thune’s Forestry Title
improvements that will assist
fighting pine beetles in the Black
The bill’s Commodity Title
included reforms from Thune’s
Aggregate Revenue and Risk Man-
agement legislation, which elimi-
nated direct payments and other
outdated programs. However, the
bill voted on today included a cost-
ly fixed target price and counter-
cyclical program for peanuts and
rice which Thune was unable to
During today’s markup, Thune
offered the following amendments
he believed would have improved
the bill; however, they were not
An amendment to limit the
Adverse Market Price program to
rice and peanuts. The new target
price program is unnecessary for
other crops, and limiting it to just
rice and peanuts would save $897
million over 10 years.
An amendment to ensure a fair
regional distribution of nutrition
education and obesity grants with-
in the Supplemental Nutrition
Assistance Program (SNAP), for-
merly known as food stamps. This
amendment would have saved $2
billion over 10 years without
impacting SNAP benefits for those
currently enrolled in the program.
An amendment to encourage
able-bodied adults without
dependents to work part-time or
participate in work training pro-
grams in order to receive SNAP
benefits beyond the current three-
month period.
Thune will continue pushing for
needed reforms to improve Farm
Bill programs and save taxpayer
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Local News
by Jody Lebeda • 669-2526
Well, Murdo in May is history.
Friday’s Main Street Madness
was a success. The car show
brought many to show, look and
buy. The indoor flea market held
at the senior center was very well
attended; lots of cool and neat
stuff to see and buy. The indian
tacos served by the Turner Youth
were delicious and the brats were
really good, too. The highway was
full of trailers, trucks and cars
being brought in for the sale on
Saturday with many different
vendors setting up their wares
along and in the parking lot of the
Pioneer Auto Show. A real carni-
val atmosphere pervaded the
whole of Murdo. Sunday’s antique
auction filled out the weekend
with a really nice crowd looking to
find a treasure to take home.
Deloris Iversen has a new great
grandson, her 17th great grand-
child. Carson Raine was born May
8, 2013, weighing six pounds, five
ounces and was 19 inches long.
His parents are Robbie Polaski
and Brandee Jackson. Grandpar-
ents are Tina and Russ Polaski. It
is their first grandchild. Deloris
returned home on Friday, just in
time for Susie Lyman’s garage
sale. Barbara Godfrey flew to
Apache Junction and drove
Deloris home.
Saturday, May 4, Butch and
Lana Fedderson, Marty and Vicki
Jensen and boys, Chris and Beth
Fedderson and family all attended
Erica Uhlir’s graduation from
Black Hills State University. She
graduated with a Bachelor of Sci-
ence Degree in accounting. On
Sunday, they loaded her stuff and
moved Erica to Gillette, Wyoming,
where she will be working. Court-
ney Venard, who has been room-
ing with Erica, went along to help
with the move.
Mr. and Mrs. Casey and Mar-
lene McMillan and Sienna spent
the weekend visiting Helen
McMillan and other family and
friends and enjoyed the Murdo In
May celebration.
David Geisler comments that
with the help of his crew, the
Murdo Chamber of Commerce,
Turner Youth and the combined
effort of the whole community,
that Murdo in May is becoming
quite an event - bringing in many
people to town for the car show,
flea market, car sale and antique
auction and that it is very good for
all the businesses in town.
Congratulations Rose Comp,
Tamara Mathews, high school and
junior high vocal and band stu-
dents!! Your concert Thursday
night was the best yet! The vocal
harmony was superb and the
band numbers were great! Music
is something you can use the rest
of your life, in any country you
choose to live - you can play and
sing forever. (Submitted by Ellen
Bill and Ellen Valburg helped
Philip Mathews celebrate his high
school graduation at an open
house at Bucks ‘N Birds Saturday
On Saturday, May 11, an 80th
birthday open house was held at
the senior center in Murdo for
Esther Magnuson. Esther’s actual
birthday was on May 7. Many
friends and relatives came for
cake, coffee and visiting. The
birthday party was hosted by the
Magnuson’s daughters. Saturday
evening, Esther, Eldon and their
family had supper together at a
local cafe. Ginger Waltner of Free-
man spent the weekend with her
parents. Terri Pelle of Philip and
grandsons, Alec and Gunnar,
spent Saturday night. On Sunday,
a Mother’s Day barbeque was held
at the farm and most of Eldon and
Esther’s family were there to
spend the day: Kathie Mason,
Ernie Kessler, Terri Pelle, Chad
and Heather Whitney and boys,
Dusty and Heather Pelle and
girls, Ginger Waltner, Lori Owens,
Wade Fisher, Trey and Taylor.
What a busy weekend but very
Paul and Katherine Patterson
attended graduation ceremonies
at Lake Area Vo-tech school in
Watertown, S.D., on Friday, May
10, 2013, for Joshua and Valerie
Fredericksen. Also in attendance
were Dale and Vicki Fredericksen
from Sierra Blanca, Texas, and
Jerry, Denise and Randy Schoen-
beck from Red Bud, Ill.
Bev Nies hosted the Court
Whist Card Club at the auditori-
um annex last Wednesday. Prize
winners were Dorothy Louder and
Ellouise Ellwanger. Bev served a
yummy lunch of an assorted meat,
cheese and cracker platter, topped
off with a pineapple angel food
Helen Louder and Wanda
Mathews traveled to Sioux Falls
last Wednesday. Helen kept a doc-
tor appointment, coming away
with a good report. The good news
is that she doesn't need another
Margaret Rankin returned
home on Friday after spending a
week in a Sioux Falls hospital.
Spending time with her there
were: Kris Bradley, Karen Authier
and Bob Rankin. Weekend visi-
tors of Margaret and Greg were:
Kris, Karen and Ron Rankin from
North Platte. Welcome home,
Following church in Black
Hawk Sunday, Christopher Liff-
engren took Mom Jodee and
Grandma Gen out for a Mother's
Day dinner in Rapid City. After,
Gen returned to her Draper home.
Kraig and Amanda Henrichs,
Blake and Layney spent the
Mother's Day weekend with par-
ents Kevin and Kathy Henrichs at
Chris and Alicia Erikson of
Sioux Falls are the proud parents
of a baby boy born May 6. He has
been named Camden Jacob.
Grandparents you know are
Donna and Ron Kinsley and great
grandparents Dave and Janice
Moore of Vivian. Congratulations
to all.
Ray and Janice Pike had a busy
week. They took in the Murdo in
May festivities, enjoyed the indi-
an tacos on Friday evening and
attended the open house for
Esther Magnuson on Saturday.
On Mother's Day, they went to
church then to Murdo for lunch at
the hall and to check out the
antique auction. Later in the
afternoon, granddaughter Kati
Venard and girls and Tyler
Rankin stopped for a visit.
Kim and Tony Schmidt and
Don Volmer traveled south of
Kadoka Sunday and attended the
Mother's Day open house of the
Incredible Metal Art Gallery. Don
had supper that evening at the
Lonny and Patti Ellwanger and
kids took Ellouise Ellwanger out
for a Mother's Day dinner on Sun-
A barbeque supper/reception
was held at the lodge north of
Draper Saturday evening. The
event was hosted by family to cel-
ebrate Philip Mathew's upcoming
graduation from JCHS. A good
crowd was in attendance, includ-
ing his aunt and uncle Cheryl and
Bryon Rediger and family from
Minnesota. The Redigers spent
the night at Philip and Audrey
Mathews. On Sunday, a Mother's
Day brunch was held at the lodge
with chef Bryon being assisted by
Brett Waibel. The report was that
it was very good. The Redigers left
for home that afternoon. Congrat-
ulations, Philip.
Hanna Iversen celebrated her
90th birthday on Saturday at an
open house held in the fellowship
hall at the Murdo UMC. She had
a great turnout of family and
friends to help her celebrate. I
know she was very pleased.
Happy 90th, Hanna.
David Dowling of Rapid City
came home for Mother's Day to
Trace and Karen's. Later, Karen,
David and Sarah traveled up
south of Ft. Pierre to check out the
farm home that Luke and Sawyer
Dowling will soon be moving to.
Rosa Lee Styles and Margie
Boyle took in many of the Murdo
in May festivities and Esther
Magnuson's birthday party. On
Mother's Day, David, Margie and
Robert prepared dinner for Mom
Rosa Lee. Larry and Jenette
Styles of Hill City stopped in on
their way home. They had spent
some time in Pierre with family.
Drew and Kati Venard and
girls; Jill Rankin and kids; Tyler
and Chelsee Rankin and kids;
Katie Hunt and kids and Ashley
Hunt spent the Mother's Day
weekend together camping out at
campground #2 by Oahe.
Nelva and Janet Louder were
among the many in Murdo on Fri-
day. Enjoyed an indian taco and
then a sprinkle went through
making us go to the car. It was
very short lived, however, so we
wouldn't have gotten soaked! We
also were among the many at the
open houses for Esther Magnuson
and Hanna Iversen on Saturday.
Dorothy and Brad Louder spent
Monday morning in Kadoka with
Dwight. It was his birthday.
Happy birthday, Dwight.
Ken Miller entered Avera St.
Mary's Hospital in Pierre on
Wednesday of last week and part-
ed with 40 percent of his colon. He
came through very good and was
even able to come home on Satur-
day (as long as he behaved him-
self). Family there with him
included Carmen, Kia, Clayton,
Karissa and Ben. Karissa and Ben
returned to Sioux Falls on Friday.
Kia is home for the summer from
her studies at USD. Clayton has
taken the reins for the farm work.
Ken is a healthy "young" man, so
will bounce back in a hurry.
Speedy recovery, Ken.
Karen Miller and Doug Snider
drove to Rapid City on Sunday
afternoon and met son Craig
Miller and friend Tessa for a
Mother's Day supper.
Nelva and Janet Louder spent
last Wednesday in Pierre. I saw
my doctor and got the staples out
of my knee (31 of them). I also had
x-rays, which doc said were per-
fect (thank goodness!). We stopped
in at Parkwood for coffee and a
visit with Lillian Severyn, Mona
Sharp and others. As we hit the
junction, we decided to go east to
Presho and attend the annual co-
op meeting and supper (which
was very good) held at the
Catholic church. Not many there
from this end: Chair Paul Patter-
son, Mel and Clar Roghair, Kim
and Tony Schmidt, Mike Djodjic
and Chris Feddersen. On Thurs-
day, we went back to Pierre as I
had therapy. We later called on
Alex and Jean Freier and visited
Ken Miller in the hospital, along
with Carmen, Kia, Karissa and
Helen Louder, Shirley Vik,
Velma Scott and Margie Boyle lis-
tened to the first and second
graders read to them last Thurs-
day, and then went to a cafe for
Troy Iversen and son Conner of
Lismore, Minn., arrived at Wanda
and Gerald Mathew's on Friday
and spent the Mother's Day week-
end, leaving for home on Tuesday.
Helen Louder was a Mother's
Day Sunday dinner guest of
Katherine and Paul Patterson.
Betty Mann took Norma Heer
to Pierre Sunday. They had dinner
and then to Maryhouse to visit
Norma's mom, Helen DeRyk, at a
Mother's Day reception being held
Betty Mann took in the birth-
day open houses held for Hanna
Iversen and Esther Magnuson on
Following church on Sunday,
Pastor and Jane Hazen and Nelva
and Janet Louder had dinner
together in Murdo. In the after-
noon, the Louders visited Dorothy
and Brad Louder over cards and
Penny Dowling went to Sioux
Falls on Saturday to the home of
son Trent and Kristen, Emily,
Aubrey and Cooper. It was Coop-
er's third birthday. A supper/party
complete with a bouncy house was
enjoyed. Amy and Mark Nelson
and family of Canton, along with
many other family members, were
on hand to help him celebrate.
Penny spent the night and on
Sunday, went on to Huron. She
attended the eighth grade gradua-
tion of granddaughter Samantha
from James Valley Christian. A
reception was held at her grand-
ma and grandpa Presuhm's at
Alpena. Many family members,
along with her parents, Troy and
Stacie Dowling, and sisters Jolie
and Alexis were there to help her
celebrate her graduation. Penny
returned home on Monday accom-
panied with a cold.
On Thursday of last week, Lila
Mae Christian met her sister,
Wilma Ahlers of Flandreau, at the
home of their sister-in-law, Arlene
Moore, in Mitchell. The gals had
dinner together and then Lila and
Wilma left for Nebraska. They vis-
ited and spent the night with
granddaughter Shanna and Cody
Potter and Amirah of Valparaiso.
On Friday, they went on to Wichi-
ta, Kan., for the graduation of
Lila's great granddaughter, Sasha
Unkle, from Derby High School.
Sasha will be attending Wichita
State University. They stayed
with daughter Cheryl and Dan
Burke. Along with the many there
for graduation were daughter
Delores and Kevin Ricke and Kay-
lyn of Oklahoma. A gathering of
Cheryl's family plus some had
Mother's Day dinner together.
Lila and Wilma left and went back
to the Potter's for the night and
home on Monday.
Chip and Phyllis Peters
stopped for a brief visit at Nelva
and Janet Louder's on Tuesday.
Vacation Bible School
Community Bible Church
VBS will be held June 3-7 from
9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. This
year’s theme is “Knowing
Christ”. Kids kindergarten
through sixth grade are wel-
come to attend and have lots of
fun with crafts, verses, stories,
games and snacks.
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
a key card, the room is open
additionally from 5–7 a.m. and
5–10 p.m., Monday through Fri-
day. It is also open on Saturday
from 5 a.m.–5 p.m. and on Sun-
day 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 week-
If you have any questions or
would like a key card, contact
the high school office.
Trading Pages Library
Trading Pages Library at the
Murdo Coyote is open Monday-
Thursday 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
and Friday as open. Stop in and
pick up a book or two.
Open AA meetings
Thursdays 8:00 p.m. at the
East Commons. Call 530-0371
or 280-7642.
For Al–Anon meetings call
669-2596 for time and place.
The next Central South
Dakota Enhancement District
board meeting is scheduled for
Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 10
a.m. at the Hughes County
Courthouse Commissioners
Meeting Room. Please find the
agenda and other resources at All board meet-
ings are open to the public.
In last week’s paper in the
State Shooting Sports article, it
should be noted that the kids
that shot at the State 4-H Shoot
are involved in the Jones Coun-
ty 4-H Shooting Sports Pro-
gram, not just the Prairie
Rangers Club. Look for a future
article clarifying the groups.
Our apologies!
South Central RC&D
South Central RC&D will be
holding a meeting on May 23,
2013 at 1:30 p.m. at the Tripp
County Water District building
next to WW Tire in Winner, S.D.
The public is welcome to attend.
To have your NON-PROFIT
meeting listed here, please
submit them by calling 669-
2271 or emailing to coy- We will run
your event notice the two
issues prior to your event at
no charge. PLEASE KEEP IN
MIND, if you charge for an
event, we must charge you
for an ad!
Coyote News Briefs
East Side News
by Janet Louder • 669-2696
In last week’s paper, Douglas Freier was recognized for earning a
Navy award. Below is Doug’s address while stationed in
Afghanistan and we hear that he loves getting mail!
Douglas J. Freier
Hotel Company NMCB.15 Main Body
FPO, AA 34099
2013 CRP open for enrollment,
meeting scheduled in Murdo
Beginning on Monday, May 13,
agricultural producers and/or
landowners will have the opportu-
nity to enroll eligible land into
many different continuous Conser-
vation Reserve Program (CRP)
There are more than 200,000
acres available in South Dakota
for enrollment in the Pheasant
SAFE, Western SD Grassland
Wildlife SAFE, Duck Nesting
Habitat Initiative, Flood Plain and
Non-floodplain Wetland Restora-
tion, Farmed Wetland Program,
and James River Watershed Con-
servation Reserve Enhancement
Program (CREP). Many of the con-
tinuous CRP practices have addi-
tional payment incentives to pro-
tect sensitive lands like wetlands
and highly erodible lands.
The U.S. Department of Agri-
culture’s Farm Service Agency will
also accept general CRP offers
nationwide from May 30 to June
14. The general CRP provides
annual financial compensation to
establish and maintain conserva-
tion cover on cropland for 10 to 15
years with the goals of increasing
water quality, reducing soil ero-
sion, and providing wildlife habi-
CRP plays an important role in
South Dakota’s wildlife popula-
tions, said Chad Switzer, wildlife
program administrator in the
state Department of Game, Fish
and Parks.
“The undisturbed grassland
habitat that CRP provides in
South Dakota is vitally important
for grassland nesting songbirds,
pheasants, and waterfowl, as well
as big-game species like white-
tailed deer,” Switzer said. “There
is a proven record on the benefits
of CRP in South Dakota in both
influencing wildlife populations
and by providing producers with
another option in their land-man-
agement decisions.”
For more information or to sub-
mit an offer, agricultural produc-
ers should set up an appointment
with their local USDA Farm Serv-
ice Agency Office
Pheasants Forever Farm Bill
wildlife biologists will also host a
series of informational meetings
across South Dakota in coming
weeks. The biologists will answer
questions about how CRP will
work for landowners/agricultural
producers. If you cannot make one
of the meetings, contact a GFP Pri-
vate Lands biologist, visit
vate-land/default.aspx or talk to a
Pheasants Forever Farm Bill
Wildlife Biologist.
A South Dakota Pheasants For-
ever CRP meeting will be held in
Murdo at the Dan Parish Technol-
ogy Center with biologist Jim Ris-
tau at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May
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Catholic Church of St. Martin
502 E. Second St., Murdo, S.D. • Father Gary Oreshoski
Saturday Mass: 6 p.m.
St. Anthony’s Catholic Church
Draper, S.D. • Father Gary Oreshoski
Sunday Mass: 8:30 a.m.
Draper United Methodist Church
Pastor Rick Hazen
Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.
Murdo United Methodist Church
Pastor Rick Hazen • Corner of E. 2nd and Jefferson Ave.
Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m. and Fellowship Time • Sunday School: 10:30 a.m.
United Methodist Women: 1st Wednesday at 2 p.m. • ALL WELCOME!
Okaton Evangelical Free Church
Okaton I–90 Exit 183 • Pastor Gary McCubbin • 605–837–2233 (Kadoka)
Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. (CT) • Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. (CT)
Messiah Lutheran Church
308 Cedar, Murdo, S.D. • Pastor Ray Greenseth
Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. • Sunday School: 10 a.m. • Bible Study: Tuesday 7 a.m.
Thursday 9:30 a.m. • Midweek: Wednesday 3:15 p.m.
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
Draper, S.D. • Pastor Ray Greenseth
Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. • Bible Study: Wednesday 9 a.m.
Community Bible Church
410 Washington, Murdo, S.D. • Pastor Alvin Gwin • 669–2600
Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. • Sunday School: 9:45 a.m.
Wed. Night Bible Study: 7 p.m.
Best Western
First National
669–2414 • Member F.D.I.C.
PHONE: 669–2271 FAX: 669–2744
Super 8
Dakota Prairie
Draper and Presho
669–2401 • Member F.D.I.C.
Growing Old Gracefully
by Pastor Paul M. Sadler
Scripture Reference: “Rebuke not an elder, but entreat him as a father; and the younger men as brethren; the elder women as mothers; the younger as sis-
ters, with all purity.” – I Timothy 5:1,2
The Apostle Paul deals with many different types of relationships in his epistles, but perhaps the most delicate relationship is with those who are older
in years. Like the seasons of the year, each of us gradually grow older until we find ourselves in the winter of our lives. The first 70 years are normally filled
with vim and vigor as we fulfill the desires of our heart. But if by reason of strength we survive beyond this point the Scriptures indicate that the days ahead
are going to be filled with labor and sorrow. Labor, in the sense that even the mundane things of life, such as rising from a chair, becomes burdensome.
To complicate matters further, sorrow surrounds us like a tattered garment as death robs us of those we love. Little wonder that Paul admonishes us to
esteem the senior members of the Body of Christ as fathers and mothers. Their plight deserves our sensitivity and their years of experience our respect. Fur-
thermore, it will serve us well to remember that someday soon we will be the patriarch or matriarch.
In Ecclesiastes wise old Solomon, stricken in years himself, describes the aging process that creeps up on us like the leopard that stalks its prey.
“Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in
them” (Eccl. 12:1).
Someday the grim reaper will stand at the foot of our deathbed and the “mourners [will] go about the streets” whispering: Has he passed on? Beloved,
there are thousands of ways to leave this earthly tabernacle, but perhaps the most common today is when the “pitcher is broken at the fountain.” In short, a
fatal heart attack.
“Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it” (vs. 7).
The sting of death is sin, but thanks be unto God that Christ died for our sins thereby removing its sting. Thus, according to Paul’s epistles death is mere-
ly a passage way into eternal life for all those who believe (I Cor. 15:55-57; Heb. 2:14,15). No one looks forward to growing old, but hopefully we will do
so gracefully and with dignity. As they say: “There is nothing to fear, but fear itself.” The blood of Christ is our eternal life insurance policy which has a
rider guaranteeing our future resurrection!
Two minutes with the bible
Letter to the editor
If you have children in the pub-
lic school you have probably heard
of Common Core State Standards.
CCSS claim to have more rigorous
standards. What could be wrong
with that? We all want our chil-
dren to get the best education pos-
sible. The CCSS are an unproven,
untested, set of standards that are
aligned with UN goal of global cit-
izenship. We are told they are
state led. That's simply not true.
The CC standards were initiated
by private interests in Washing-
ton, DC, without any representa-
tion from the states. The legisla-
ture was not involved in adopting
these standards. We have been
told that they are just standards.
Standards drive curriculum. The
federal government is the only one
funding the writing of the stan-
dardized tests. That makes this a
nationalized education. We can
only add 15 percent to the curricu-
lum. What does that do to our local
control? We believe that a decision
that affects our children's educa-
tion, should not be made without a
much broader discussion, validat-
ed research, and much greater
input from parents and citizens
than it was originally afforded.
Mary Scheel-Buysse
South Dakotans Against Common
f acebook. com/ southdakotans
Margaret Dennis
Our beloved mother and grand-
mother, Margaret Dennis, was
born on August 2, 1936, in Pierre,
South Dakota, the 8th of 9 chil-
dren born to Jack and Margaret
(McCullough) Huston. Friends and
family always knew her as “Mar-
Marguerite’s childhood home
was a large ranch in South Creek
Township, eight miles southeast of
Midland, S.D. She also lived for a
time in Okaton, Capa, Murdo, and
Sturgis. She attended grade school
at the White Bell country school in
South Creek Township, where her
mother often taught class, as well
as Capa and Okaton schools. She
attended 7th grade in Murdo, S.D.
while living with her sister, Mary
Jane Dugan. High school years
were spent at St. Martin’s Catholic
Academy in Sturgis, where she
lived in a dorm.
Marguerite was a dark-haired
beauty with big brown eyes. Rela-
tives remember her as a young
lady who looked for fun and made
friends everywhere she went. She
had a knack for conversation and
entertaining. Her laugh was con-
tagious and she always knew how
to have a good time. She some-
times sang in a family band, and
also for her parents’ 50th anniver-
sary party in Midland. “Please
Release Me” was one of her
favorite songs to sing.
On December 14, 1958, she
married Ronald Dennis, also from
Midland. The couple moved from
South Dakota to Maui, Hawaii, in
1960, and then on to Anchorage,
Alaska, in 1961, where they raised
daughters Marda and Mikayla.
The family traveled around the
state on numerous road construc-
tion jobs, including Valdez during
the pipeline days, then settled in
Fairbanks for the last 33 years.
“Mudder”, as she was named by
her granddaughter, Marsharie,
loved her grandchildren. She was
there for them in every aspect of
their lives. The kids have fond
memories of her telling them to
“hush” as they sat around her with
big eyes, listening to her give a
play-by-play of the happenings on
her police scanner. At the many
basketball games she attended,
she yelled “Get your hands up”
even on offense. She watched her
family as they grew and was
always there with a helping hand
to pick them up. She also knew
every move they made, even before
they told her. She was a very spe-
cial person to all who knew her,
and she will be greatly missed.
Marguerite is survived by her
daughter, Mikayla Dennis of Fair-
banks; her grandchildren: Mar-
sharie Buchanan and children
(Jacob and Ariel) of Palmer, Alas-
ka; Hope Britt of Fairbanks;
Justin Britt of Anchorage; Jayla
Gentry and Ronald Gentry and
Ronald’s wife, Lisa, all of Fair-
banks. Also, sisters: Mary Jane
Dugan of Rapid City, S.D., and
Sharon Malsom of Fort Bragg,
Calif., and dozens of nieces and
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Ronald H. Dennis;
her daughter, Marda M. Smith;
brothers Arthur A. Huston, Jack
B. Huston, Rex W. Huston, Joseph
M. Huston, Huey F. Huston; sister
Josephine A. (Joann) Flyte; and
parents Jack and Margaret Hus-
St. Mary’s Foundation to
sponsor ASIST training
St. Mary’s Foundation is spon-
soring the Applied Suicide Inter-
vention Skills Training (ASIST)
June 19 and 20, 2013 at Capital
University Center in Pierre. The
training runs from 8 a.m. to 4:30
p.m. each day.
ASIST is a comprehensive, coor-
dinated and integrated suicide
intervention training that reflects
current best-practice in suicide
intervention. ASIST is the result
of more than 20 years of research
and development, and is the most
widely used suicide intervention
program in the world.
Participants in the program will
learn the signs of suicidal think-
ing, how to intervene to prevent
immediate risk of suicide, and
resources available in the local
This training is offered free of
charge. To register, email Julie
Moore at
The class is limited to 30 partici-
pants. Continuing Education
Credits are available for social
workers, counselors and first
responders. Graduate and Under-
graduate credit hour is available
through The University of Sioux
Falls for $45.
Most people considering suicide
share their distress and their
intent with others. Appropriate
training can help us see and
respond to these invitations for
Commonly known as ASIST,
Applied Suicide Intervention
Skills Training provides practical
training for those who want to
learn how to prevent the immedi-
ate risk of suicide. ASIST work-
shops, which are two days in
length, are intended for prospec-
tive hotline volunteers; and for
emergency service workers, coun-
selors, teachers, ministers, mental
health practitioners, community
volunteers, and anyone who might
be concerned about family or
ASIST workshops use small
groups of one trainer to no more
than 15 participants. ASIST uses
many different teaching processes
to create a practice-oriented and
interactive experience. The
emphasis of the workshops is on
suicide first aid and on helping the
person at risk stay safe and seek
further help. In the workshops
participants learn the following:
•Recognize the invitations to
•Reach out and offer support
•Review the risk of suicide
•Apply a suicide intervention
•Link people with community
Evaluations have shown that
the workshop increases caregivers’
knowledge and confidence to
respond to a person at risk of sui-
cide, that intervention skills are
retained over time, and that they
are able to effectively put to use
the training and skills acquired to
save lives.
The training includes workshop
materials and certification.
Showing appreciation
for our nation’s military
by Senator John Thune
South Dakota has a proud lega-
cy of military service, extending
from some of our state's earliest
days to our current conflicts
around the globe. South Dakotans
of every background have always
answered the call to defend Amer-
ica from those who seek to destroy
the freedom that we cherish. I
doubt there are many South
Dakotans who do not have a fami-
ly member or friend who has worn
one of our nation's uniforms.
May is National Military Appre-
ciation month, and provides all of
us an opportunity to recognize the
role our servicemen and women
play in making America the great-
est country on earth. Our nation
has done remarkable things
throughout its short history to
make the world a better place
abroad and at home. Our troops
have protected our citizens from
foreign and domestic threats, and
fought in the name of liberty all
over the world.
Last month I had the opportuni-
ty to welcome home the 927th Sur-
vey and Design team of the South
Dakota National Guard from a
nine month deployment to Kuwait
and Afghanistan. It is always a
privilege to watch our troops
return home to their families and
their communities. These service-
men and women represent some of
the best that both South Dakota
and our nation have to offer, and
they make us proud to call them
family, friends, and neighbors.
Honoring our troops and veter-
ans also includes helping preserve
their legacy, history, and stories.
One way that people can continue
to preserve the memories of our
servicemen and women is through
the Veterans History Project
through the Library of Congress.
Interviewing your friends and
family can be a great way to learn
more about their experience and
contributions during their time
serving our country. I encourage
people to visit
vets for more information.
I invite all South Dakotans to
join me in not only remembering
those who have fought for our free-
dom and liberty, but in making a
commitment to honor our living
heroes throughout the entire year
in our thoughts, prayers, and
actions as they continue to serve
on our behalf.
Check out next week’s Murdo
Coyote for stories and photos of:
Murdo In May
JCHS 2013 Graduation
JC Elementary Spring Concert
JCHS Awards Night much more
Last Day of School is Friday, May 17!
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May 16, 2013 Issue 15
Jones County High School
Murdo, SD 57559
Coyote Call teaches journalism principles,
provides school information, serves as a public
relations vehicle and provides a forum for
opinions submitted in signed letters.
Staff: Becky Bryan, Janna Glaze, Nicki
Kell, Ryan Kirscher, Emiley Nies, Paige
Venard, Gus Volmer.
Adviser: Margie Peters
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Jones County Weather
Date High Low Prec.
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04-29 74.5 39.2 0
04-30 79.0 44.1 0
05-01 64.4 32.4 0
05-02 49.5 27.2 0
05-03 57.7 28.2 0
05-04 55.9 25.2 0
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05-06 62.1 37.0 0
05-07 71.5 47.8 0
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Off to Denver on last senior adventure
leads to wild fun at amusement park
By Paige Venard
After months of fundraising and
planning, the senior class traveled
to Denver, Colorado, for a four-day
adventure. Bright eyed and bushy
tailed the class loaded up the bus
at 7 a.m. Thursday morning, May
2, with Trudy Hurst as the driver
and David and Katie Hunt for
chaperones. After two stops, one
movie and long naps, they arrived
in Denver at the Ramada Plaza by
4 p.m., checked into the hotel and
then went to Casa Bonita’s for din-
ner and entertainment.
The Casa Bonita had divers,
gun fights and a small spook house
for entertainment. Kyle Manke
said “The food was delicious, and
the divers were really cool. It was
fun getting to scare our classmates
and Katie Hunt in the spook house
after supper.” After supper the
class traveled to the Flat Iron
Crossings Mall, where they took a
class trip up and down the escala-
tors and then went shopping for
new shoes and clothes. They then
headed back to the motel for a
refreshing swim. Many kids sat in
the hot tub or the sauna, while the
brave got into the ice cold pool.
After swimming, the students
watched movies and hung out with
friends until all hours of the night.
Friday morning came sooner
than expected after a sleepless
night, but after breakfast at the
hotel, they headed out for the Den-
ver Zoo to see some exotic animals.
Emiley Nies tried to get herself
attacked by an orange monkey
when she took a picture of it, when
it started to freak out and scream
at her.
After the zoo, the class ate
lunch at Dave and Busters, where
they played games for the after-
noon to earn tickets to win prizes.
Gus Volmer won a giant giraffe;
Ryan Kirscher won a pair of head
phones, while the rest of the class
got stuffed animals and other
small trinkets. Later they went to
Adam’s Mystery Playhouse for
Paranormal Murder, which was a
mystery involving the crowd to be
characters for witnesses and vote
on who they thought was the mur-
derer. Kyle Manke got to be a doc-
tor who discovered how the man
was killed. The students voted on
who was the murderer and one of
the senior tables named “Team
Jacob” was the only table to guess
right. They received refrigerator
magnets as their prizes. Once the
play was over the class went Cos-
mic bowling, Wyatt Hespe chal-
lenged Katie Hunt to find out how
good of a bowler she was. She even
out bowled him with her left hand.
Bowling concluded the evening
before going back to the hotel to
attempt to get some sleep.
Saturday brought Elitch Gar-
dens, where only the few brave
students rode the Mind Eraser
roller coaster, Tower of Doom and
other thrilling rides. Even the
bravest five students, Janna
Glaze, Melissa Montoya, Paige
Venard, Philip Mathews and Josh
Daum took the challenge of doing
the XLR8R, where they were
taken 150 feet up into the air and
then dropped to free fall, hang
glide, and experience the feeling of
sky diving.
During the evening the class
went to a Colorado Rockies vs. the
Tampa Bay Rays baseball game,
where they witnessed a new play-
er hit his first ever grand slam and
double his RBI’s in one hit. They
even got to catch a few balls that
the players threw into the crowd
before the game. Philip Mathews
said, “The baseball game was my
favorite activity; we had perfect
seats right down the foul line of
first base, only three rows up from
the field.” After the Rockies won,
the class went back for an eventful
night of swimming and hanging
out on the last night as a class.
Sunday morning brought the
dreaded long trip home, leaving at
9 a.m. and arriving in Murdo
around 5:30 p.m. Becky Bryan
said, “I had a lot of fun; it made me
realize how much I am going to
miss my class next year when we
go our separate ways.”
Kyle Manke said, “It was the
funnest trip of my life, and we
found out that it is almost impossi-
ble to wake up Ryan Kirscher
when he is asleep.”
Tower of Doom… Riders Melissa Montoya and Nicki Kell get
ready to scream.
Part of the play… Kyle
Manke interacts with Detec-
tive Sherlock Holmes.
Friendly Hippo… Josh Daum, Melissa Montoya, Becky
Bryan, Paige Venard and Ryan Kirscher take time to enjoy a
sculpture in the zoo.
Greenseth wins three first-
places at Special Olympics
By Janna Glaze
After being postponed in April
due to too much snow, the Special
Olympics were held on Wednes-
day, May 1. This brought much
excitement for freshman Colleen
Greenseth as she traveled to Mis-
sion with her parents, Pastor and
Patti Greenseth, and Coach Bev
They got there in time for the
opening ceremonies and then
Colleen participated in her three
events: 50 meter dash, tennis ball
throw and long jump. She had
been practicing her running,
throwing and jumping with the
track kids during practice each
day after school. After a long day
of working hard, Colleen came
home with three first place rib-
Special Olympics contributes to
the physical, social and psycholog-
ical development of people with
intellectual disabilities. Successful
experiences in sports help athletes
gain confidence and build a posi-
tive self-image associated with
First place… Ribbon winner Colleen Greenseth stands in
first place at the Olympics in Mission.
Weather cooperates—track team
finally gets to compete at some meets
By Becky Bryan
After having long practices out-
side in the cold snow, the weather
finally brightened up and allowed
the track team to attend a track
meet on Thursday, April 25, in
Kadoka along with six other
schools: Wall, Kadoka, Philip,
Lyman, New Underwood, and
Bennett County.
This track meet was randomly
made because of all the canceled
meets, so there were no medals or
ribbons, but it showed who will be
the competition at the conference
meet. On Saturday, April 26, the
track team competed at Lake
Andes in the blistering heat. Mon-
day, April 29, the junior high track
team attended a track meet in
Kadoka. Tuesday, April 30, the
high school track team went to
Miller to participate. Friday,
March 3, the junior high attended
Lyman’s track meet. On Tuesday,
May 7, the high school team went
to a big meet in Miller along with
“AA” schools JV teams, “A”
schools, and “B” schools. The hard
work has paid off, resulting in lots
of medals and close qualifying
times and distances.
High School-Kadoka
400 Meter Dash: Kalli Hespe
1:05.2 4th Place, Hannah Hight
1:10.9 6th Place
800 Meter Dash: Rachel Buxcel
2:39.5 2nd Place
1600 Meter Run: Rachel Buxcel
400 Meter Relay: Jami Addison,
Melyssa Manecke, Melissa Mon-
toya, Mikayla Waldron 1:00.6 4th
800 Meter Relay: Calli Glaze,
Hannah Hight, Mikayla Waldron,
Kalli Hespe 1:57.5 2nd Place
1600 Meter Relay: Calli Glaze,
Hannah Hight, Mikayla Waldron,
Kalli Hespe 3:51.9 1st Place
Shot Put: Becky Bryan 24’0.5”
5th Place, Ali Kell 23’10.5”
Discus: Becky Bryan 72’4” 4th
Long Jump: Jami Addison 12’1”
2nd Place
100 Meter Dash: Wyatt Hespe
11.8 3rd Place
200 Meter Dash: Dalton Kinsley
26.5 5th Place
400 Meter Dash: Wyatt Hespe
53.2 1st Place
800 Meter Dash: Josh Daum
2:16.2 2nd Place
1600 Meter Run: Josh Daum
5:16.2 3rd Place
400 Meter Relay: Zach Hespe,
Skyler Miller, Dalton Kinsley,
Chad Johnson 50.8 4th Place
800 Meter Relay: Chad John-
son, Dalton Kinsley, Trey Flynn,
Cody Hight 1:45.6 6th Place
1600 Meter Relay: Chad John-
son, Zach Hespe, Cody Hight,
Wyatt Hespe 3:51.9 2nd Place
Discus: Skyler Miller 97’3” 6th
High Jump: Zach Hespe 5’2” 4th
High School-Lake Andes
Junior High
400 Meter Dash: Hannah Hight
1:09.6 4th
400 Meter Dash: Zach Hespe
1:01.5 4th Place
800 Meter Run: Zach Hespe
2:36.0 2nd Place
High Jump: Zach Hespe 5’0”
Tied 6th Place
High School
400 Meter Dash: Kalli Hespe
1:05.9 5th Place
Junior High-Kadoka
100 Meter Dash: Hannah Hight
14.4 2nd Place
400 Meter Dash: Hannah Hight
1:08.1 3rd Place
800 Meter Relay: Molly Dowl-
ing, Jami Addison, Madi Gyles,
Hannah Hight 2:09.1 1st Place
1600 Meter Relay: Jami Addi-
son, Madi Gyles, Molly Dowling,
Hannah Hight 5:09.0 2nd Place
Shot Put: Ali Kell 25’9” 1st
Discus: Ali Kell 71’3” 1st Place
Long Jump: Jami Addison
11’10” 2nd Place
100 Meter Dash: Dalton Kinsley
12.7 1st Place
200 Meter Dash: Dalton Kinsley
26.3 1st Place
400 Meter Dash: Zach Hespe
1:04.3 1st Place
400 Meter Relay: Dalton Kins-
ley, Trey Flynn, Jacob Birkeland,
Christian Nelson 1:08.3 6th Place
800 Meter Relay: Dalton Kins-
ley, Trey Flynn, Preston Gyles,
Austin Olson 2:01.3 1st Place
800 Meter Medley Relay: Kade
Brost, Wylee Saunders, Jacob
Birkeland, Christian Nelson
1:59.3 1st Place
1600 Meter Relay: Preston
Gyles, Christian Nelson, Austin
Olson, Zach Hespe 4:58.1 3rd
Long Jump: Trey Flynn 12’10.5”
3rd Place
High Jump: Zach Hespe 5’0” 1st
Place, Trey Flynn 4’8” 3rd Place
High School-Miller
1600 Meter Run: Skylar Green
3200 Meter Run: Skylar Green
400 Meter Relay: Calli Glaze,
Paige Venard, Melissa Montoya,
Melyssa Manecke 59.91 5th Place
800 Meter Relay: Calli Glaze,
Rachel Buxcel, Mikayla Waldron,
Kalli Hespe 1:58.63 2nd Place
1600 Meter Relay: Calli Glaze,
Rachel Buxcel, Mikayla Waldron,
Kalli Hespe 4:35.04 3rd Place
1600 Meter Medley Relay: Calli
Glaze, Mikayla Waldron, Kalli
Hespe, Rachel Buxcel 4:38.79 1st
3200 Meter Run: Dylan Kinsley
13:37.24 3rd Place
400 Meter Relay: Chad John-
son, Cody Hight, Josh Daum,
Wyatt Hespe 49.10 6th Place
1600 Meter Relay: Chad John-
son, Cody Hight, Josh Daum,
Wyatt Hespe 3:50.65 5th Place
1600 Meter Medley Relay: Chad
Johnson, Cody Hight, Wyatt
Hespe, Josh Daum 4:10.73
Junior High-Lyman
7th Grade
Shot Put: Emily Flynn 21’11”
5th Place
Discus: Emily Flynn 63’9.5” 5th
Long Jump: Molly Dowling 12’
1.75” 3rd Place
200 Meter Dash: Trey Flynn
28.34 5th Place
800 Meter Run: Austin Olson
2:38.81 3rd Place
800 Meter Relay: Kade Brost,
Wylee Saunders, Christian Nel-
son, Jacob Birkeland 2:25.59 5th
800 Meter Medley Relay: Kade
Brost, Wylee Saunders, Jacob
Birkeland, Christian Nelson
2:37.12 6th Place
High Jump: Trey Flynn 4’4” 3rd
8th Grade
100 Meter Dash: Hannah Hight
14.41 5th Place
400 Meter Dash: Hannah Hight
1:08.40 3rd Place
800 Meter Relay: Jami Addison,
Savannah Krogman, Madi Gyles,
Hannah Hight 2:12.28 3rd Place
1600 Meter Relay: Jami Addi-
son, Savannah Krogman, Molly
Dowling, Hannah Hight 5:05.02
2nd Place
800 Meter Medley Relay: Jami
Addison, Emily Flynn, Molly
Dowling, Savannah Krogman
2:17.02 3rd Place
Discus: Ali Kell 71’ 4th Place
Long Jump: Jami Addison
12’8.75” 2nd Place
100 Meter Dash: Dalton Kinsley
12.72 1st Place
200 Meter Dash: Dalton Kinsley
26.25 2nd Place, Zach Hespe 27.16
4th Place
400 Meter Dash: Zach Hespe
1:02.28 1st Place, Dalton Kinsley
1:02.28 2nd Place
800 Meter Relay: Dalton Kins-
ley, Trey Flynn, Preston Gyles,
Austin Olson 2:02.81 4th Place
High Jump: Zach Hespe 5’1”
2nd Place
High School-Miller
400 Meter Dash: Kalli Hespe
1:05.71 4th Place, Hannah Hight
1:07.45 6th Place
800 Meter Run: Rachel Buxcel
2:35.36 2nd Place
800 Meter Relay: Hannah
Hight, Rachel Buxcel, Mikayla
Waldron, Kalli Hespe 1:56.34 3rd
1600 Meter Relay: Hannah
Hight, Rachel Buxcel, Mikayla
Waldron, Kalli Hespe 4:28.94 4th
100 Meter Dash: Wyatt Hespe
11.87 5th Place
400 Meter Dash: Wyatt Hespe
53.63 1st Place
800 Meter Run: Josh Daum
2:12.08 3rd Place
1600 Meter Run: Dylan Kinsley
5:45:28 8th Place
1600 Meter Relay: Chad John-
son, Cody Hight, Josh Daum,
Wyatt Hespe 3:46.10 4th Place
Round the curve… Melissa Montoya and Paige Venard run together
Thank-you to the PTO for the food and little
bags of appreciation. We enjoy their
recognition of our efforts.
Murdo Coyote
Section A • Murdo Coyote • May 16, 2013 • Page 7
Daum has lunch with Gov.
Daugaard, other top students
By Nicki Kell
Josh Daum was rewarded as
valedictorian of the senior class by
having lunch with Governor Den-
nis Daugaard on April 29. Josh
and his parents traveled to Pierre
to be greeted by many other stu-
dents and their parents that had
been invited as well. Mrs. Daum
saw one of her friends that she
went to college with and coinciden-
tally, her friend’s son was also
going into engineering and attend-
ing SDSU.
The governor’s main message
was about how parents play such
an important role in their chil-
dren’s educations. Both of Dau-
gaard’s parents were born deaf
and he admired them for attend-
ing all of his activities even though
they couldn’t hear the concerts or
While enjoying their delicious
ham, baked potatoes, beans and
chocolate cake with whipped
cream and strawberries, Josh and
his family enjoyed the entertain-
ment from another school, the
Colome Consolidated High School
Each student was recognized as
an Academic Excellence Honoree.
All in all, Josh said, “It was a good
experience and I am glad I got to
go. I got to take a picture with the
Talented students take home superiors
from annual music contest in Philip
By Nicki Kell
On April 26, the middle school
and junior high headed to Philip
for a day of performing and a little
bit of fun. The students have been
practicing all year for this music
contest where they sing or play an
instrument in front of a judge to
see what rating they are given.
This year quite a few were award-
ed with superior plus ratings,
which is the highest rating you can
receive. Wallace Cook, Jake Dowl-
ing, and Kade Brost received them
for their vocal solos, Emily Flynn
and Ali Kell on their alto saxo-
phone solos, and Jaden Eagle Bear
for his trumpet solo.
The following students present-
ed piano solos, but we had no rat-
ings for them: Troi Valburg, Ali
Kell, Jami Addison, Lilli Moore,
Madelyn Host.
The following received Vocal
Superiors in Groups: 6th boys, 5th
mixed, boys duet Jake Dowling
and Riley Rankin, 8th girls, 5th
girls, girls duet Sloan Benedict
and Peige Springer, 6th girls.
The following received Superi-
ors for vocal solos: Robert Kaess-
man, Jacob Birkeland, Robert
Manecke, Leroy Gross, Wallace
Cook, Alex Newsam, Breckin
Steilen, Peige Springer, Haley
Booth, Lilli Moore, Jaden Eagle
Bear, Sloan Benedict, Molly Nies,
Katy Manke, Emily Jacobs.
Instrumentals received their
share of Superiors as well: Bari-
tones, Wallace Cook; Trombones,
Christian Nelson; Trumpets,
Blaise Nelson, Brecklin Steilen;
Tuba, Trey Flynn; Alto Sax, Jacob
Birkeland, Kade Brost, Zach
Boyle; Flute, Sloan Benedict.
Excellent ratings also included
many students: Snare solos,
Austin Reed, Zach Hespe,
Kennedy Nebel, Molly Dowling,
Jake Dowling, Lilli Moore; Tuba,
Jake Dowling, Trumpet, Leroy
Gross; French Horn, Emily Flynn.
Excellent vocal ratings includ-
ed: Duets, Kennedy Nebel and
Emily Flynn, Molly Dowling and
Katy Manke, Savannah Krogman
and Kennedy Nebel, MacKenzie
Springer and Emily Flynn, Savan-
nah Krogman and Emily Flynn,
Savannah Krogman and MacKen-
zie Springer; 7th girls group;
Solos: Jacob Jolley, Savannah
The playground created a place
for kids to hang out in between
performances. Ali Kell said, “The
funnest part of the whole day was
teeter-tottering with Bailey on the
playground and when she almost
fell off.” Although it was a long and
tiring day, Mrs. Comp said, “It was
a very good day and all the stu-
dents played well.”
If we missed anyone’s name or
rating, we apologize.
Music department ends year
with harmony, energy, fun time
If you were unfortunate enough
to miss the junior high and high
school music concert on Thursday
night, May 9, you missed an oppor-
tunity to hear and see the musical
talents of JC students showcased
in a moving and melodious per-
formance. Rose Comp and Tamara
Mathews took charge of the direct-
ing while Marilyn Iverson and
Diane Bork fulfilled accompanying
To start the evening, the junior
high choir did “Splish Splash” with
vim and then did a tribute to
America with “A Patriotic Festi-
val” which featured a medley of
several American favorites.
The group then divided and the
seventh grade girls put everyone
in a dreamy mood with “Make
Your Dreams Come True” followed
by a rousing “Cripple Creek.” That
led to an all-time favorite “The
Rose” sung by the eighth grade
High schoolers then took over
the risers for “Closer to the Flame”
and “Homeward Bound,” both of
which had a great blend and bal-
anced sound from all sections. The
ladies took over next and sang the
soft and gentle “Boy Blue” before
the rousing “Bye Bye Blackbird.”
Madi Mathews, Nicki Kell,
Melyssa Manecke, Carol Drayer,
Tana Volmer, Alexis Hullinger and
Calli Glaze joined their talents on
“Stay,” followed by Becky Bryan
and Nicki Kell singing “A Stary
Night” as a duet. Not to be out-
done, Tristan Grablander, Josh
Daum and Travis Grablander
joined voices on “Why We Sing,” a
moving tribute to the creation of
Forming a big semi-circle, the
Jazz Choir joined the musical pro-
duction with “Jazz Talkin,” which
featured Travis Grablander, Becky
Bryan and Carole Benda providing
some scat, “No One Knows Who I
Am” and “Just the Way You Are
(Amazing)” which featured soloists
Skyler Miller and Josh Daum.
The JC Concert Band then took
over the program and closed out
the evening with “Majestia” and
Grand Galop (Circus March), two
numbers which filled the auditori-
um with great sounds. Seniors had
chosen postludes “Louie, Rockin
Robin” and “Hound Dog” to round
out their careers, but Becky Bryan
asked to play “Wipeout” one last
time which the band did with
vigor. Director Comp had joined
the band with her sax to play with
the group one last time during the
year. Tired by that point, Director
Comp called it a night, and
thanked everyone for coming.
Ready to perform… Junior high choir members train their
eyes and thoughts on performing for the spring concert last Thurs-
High school golf team… Left to right: Philip Mathews, Travis Grablander, Madison Mathews,
Tana Volmer, Wyatt Walker and Wyatt Weber.
Joining voices… Tana Volmer, Alexis Hullinger, Calli Glaze,
Melyssa Manecke, Carol Drayer, Nicki Kell and Madison Mathews
sing "Stay."
Top rated trio… Tristan Grablander, Josh Daum and Travis
Grablander present "Why We Sing."
What Happened to my Winter
Winter wheat is said to have
nine lives. While winter wheat has
repeatedly proven its toughness,
the 2012-13 season has provided
exceptional challenges.
Many producers chose to plant
the crop into dry or marginally soil
in the fall of 2012, hoping for rain.
In many cases, the rains did not
come and the crop went into the
winter without germinating. Some
fields suffered wind erosion, seal-
ing the crops fate. In other cases,
moisture came in the form of snow
and/or rain. Some locations
received just enough moisture to
mold the seed; others enough to
germinate and get it started grow-
ing. In some areas, both scenarios
occurred, with the difference being
the amount of surface residue on
the field and how much snow was
When the snow melted, most of
us fully expected the wheat to take
off and grow. Of course the crop
faced another challenge as air
temperatures, and consequently,
soil temperatures stayed cold for
an extended period of time.
Under good growing conditions,
the wheat seed will send out the
main root, followed by several
seminal roots, and then the coleop-
tile, which is a leaf sheath that
encloses and protects the embry-
onic plant. The coleoptile contin-
ues to grow, and when it emerges
from the soil, stops, and the first
true leaf pushes through the tip.
Leaves are then produced at a rate
of about one every 4-5 days. At the
3 leaf stage, several important
changes occur. The crown is devel-
oped, the first tiller is developed,
and the secondary root system is
In the spring of 2013, these ten-
der young plants were subjected to
multiple stresses, long periods of
cold soils, slow growth, and mar-
ginal moisture conditions. During
the entire time, the plant is respir-
ing and using energy reserves
from the seed as it is unable to
generate its own energy from pho-
tosynthesis until it has some green
leaf tissue above ground. Seeds
that were planted very shallow
into no-till seedbeds and seeds
planted into fields that suffered
wind erosion may have tried, or
are still trying to send secondary
roots into a duff layer or dry soil
and unable to thrive.
Each tiller relies on its own
adventitious (secondary) root sys-
tem, and the plant gradually
becomes more dependent on the
adventitious root system as it
develops to become the predomi-
nant root mass. If the plant under-
goes stresses during its develop-
ment, it will respond by producing
fewer tillers or by aborting tillers.
Lost tillers can often be traced
back to stresses the plant was sub-
jected to. Late developing tillers
contribute little to overall yield,
and tillers that emerge after the
fifth main shoot leaf are likely to
abort or not produce heads.
If your wheat crop has a reason-
able stand, is developing second-
ary roots and viable tillers, it has a
chance of producing a respectable
amount of grain if soil moisture
isn’t severely limiting. The
remaining hindrance to yield will
be the inherent lateness in maturi-
ty, and the risk of high tempera-
tures that are likely to occur in
late June and early July when the
grain fill period will be taking
5/28/2013 – HOSTA, 10:00 am,
SDSU Ag Engineering Building,
Room 125, Brookings, SD
5/29/2013 – HOSTA, 10:30 am,
Aberdeen Regional Extension Cen-
ter, Aberdeen, SD
5/30/2013 – HOSTA, 10:00 am,
Winner Regional Extension Cen-
ter, Winner, SD
6/3/2013 – HOSTA, 10:00 am,
C&B Operations John Deere Deal-
ership Gettysburg, SD
Extension News
• Bob Fanning (605) 842-1267 •
Tuesday, May 28 • 3:00 p.m. • USDA Service Center, Murdo
Persons needing special accommodations should contact Valerie Feddersen at 605-669-2404
Ext. 3 or at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting date
Local Work Group Meeting Local Work Group Meeting
All interested persons (both urban and rural) from
Jones County are invited to identify concerns about
the future of our natural resources in our communities
For questions/concerns, please call Valerie Feddersen
Jones County Conservation District at (605)669-2404 Ext. 3
Golf season finally gets into full
swing with cooperating weather
By Gus Volmer
The Jones County golf team
traveled to Philip on April 25. The
golf team included: Wyatt Weber,
Travis Grablander, Wyatt Walker,
Philip Mathews, Madison Math-
ews and Tana Volmer. Wyatt
Weber who golfed a 43 in the front
nine and a 38 in the back nine,
ended the day with an 81 and
grabbed third place in the Philip
Invitational. Coach Gittings said,
“We were finally able to get back
on the course after a three week
layoff due to the weather.”
The golf team traveled to Philip
for the Western Great Plains Con-
ference meet on April 27. Even
though the team had only limited
numbers, they still did pretty well
in the standings. Junior Travis
Grablander just missed the dead
line and golfed a 101. Sophomore
Wyatt Weber has been consistent
this year with low 80’s and high
70’s and golfed an 82 and got the
fourth place medal at the meet.
Karlee & Lonna would like to
thank the Coyote Call staff and
adviser for all their hard work
this year! Enjoy your summer!!
Murdo Coyote
Section A • Murdo Coyote • May 16, 2013 • Page 8
Whether it’s school board minutes, election ballots or property tax notices, keeping
you informed about the business of local government is what public notices are all
about. Statewide surveys show that South Dakotans strongly support the publication of
government public notices in newspapers such as this one. Yet, special interest lobbyists
in Pierre want to eliminate this important government information. What can you do?
Tell your legislators you support the publication of government public notices in
newspapers because it is the most effective, efficient way to help keep you informed.
This message provided by this newspaper and South Dakota Newspaper Association.
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Social Security celebrates Mother’s Day
Q: How do I get a Social Securi-
ty number for my newborn?
A: A very easy and popular
method used by many new parents
is the voluntary Enumeration at
Birth (EAB) process. Enumeration
at Birth starts while still at the
hospital. Using it, the state agency
that issues birth certificates sends
the child's birth registration infor-
mation directly to the Social Secu-
rity Administration. Without any
additional paperwork, a social
Security number (SSN) is issued to
the child and the card mailed to
the parents.
If not using Enumeration at
Birth, parents must wait for the
newborn’s official birth certificate
to be issued. Then they can com-
plete a Social Security number
application and provide it, the
birth certificate and their own ID
documents to Social Security. The
application and specific details are
ssnumber/. Using Enumeration at
Birth is convenient for parents.
Whether automatically through
the Enumeration at Birth pro-
gram, or by completing a Social
Security number application and
providing evidence to a local SSA
office, no fee is involved. Social
Security does not charge for SSN
activity, whether a new number,
changing your name, or replacing
a lost card. Make sure you are at
the official Social Security web-
site,, and
not a private site. Look for .gov
Did you know? Annually near
Mother’s Day, Social Security pub-
lishes the most popular baby
names in the United States for the
previous year. Based on Social
Security number applications,
learn the popular baby names for
2012 at the SSA website,www. Learn the most
popular names in each State and
see how the popularity of a given
name changes over time. Nation-
ally for 2012, the five most popular
female names are Sophia, Emma,
Isabella, Olivia and Ava with the
most popular male names being
Jacob, Mason, Ethan, Noah and
William. When visiting the baby
names pages, also learn about
Social Security benefits for chil-
dren. How popular is your name?
Go to and
find out.
South Dakota Drought Tool
indicates some improvement
The South Dakota NRCS is
employing its grazing land
drought tool to monitor developing
rangeland drought conditions
across the state. The tool evalu-
ates precipitation data over a 24-
month period to compare expected
peak grassland productivity to
what is produced in a normal year.
In South Dakota peak grassland
productivity can usually be deter-
mined by the first part of July.
Information provided by the South
Dakota drought tool can be used to
easily modify grazing plans to
account for the effects of grassland
drought. The tool can automatical-
ly evaluate drought conditions
using established weather station
precipitation data, or precipitation
data collected from a specific farm
or ranch can be manually entered.
The drought tool can help answer
questions such as when and how
much precipitation do we need to
get back to normal conditions?
What can I expect grassland condi-
tions to be like if conditions
improve this spring and we start
to get back to normal? If things
don’t improve, how will my grazing
land be impacted?
Grassland drought is most
affected by soil moisture and pre-
cipitation timing and amounts.
Precipitation received in April,
May, and June is the most critical
to this year’s grassland produc-
tion, however last fall’s moisture is
important too.
The previous year’s growing
conditions also has an impact, and
soil moisture deficits in 2012 are
reflected in current drought tool
results. By evaluating the percent
of normal forage expected to be
produced, farmers and ranchers
can make decisions and adjust-
ments to their operation early in
the growing season. Ensuring a
healthy reserve and diversity of
forage enables optimal grassland
infiltration and soil moisture yield
and retention.
Jones County Elementary School holds award ceremony
Why We Celebrate The Tree
by Kade Brost
We celebrate the tree because of
its life saving shelter. It protects
animals and humans alike during
a storm.
We celebrate the tree because of
the shade it provides. Its out-
stretched branches help us cool
from the sun.
We celebrate the tree because of
the clean air it provides. It helps
us stay healthy by giving us the
air that we want and need to stay
We celebrate the tree because of
the beauty it gives the Earth. it
marks the changing of weather
with its multi-colored leaves to
show the changing of the seasons.
We celebrate the tree because of
the food it grows. It grows apples
and oranges to keep us going.
by Riannon Thin Elk
I think trees are important for
the planet because it gives us oxy-
gen, moist, paper, firewood, and a
home for animals. Trees can give
our planet a lot of great things.
Trees give us shade when we
want to sit under to read a book or
write in your journal. Trees can
also be a great thing to build a tree
house. It could also be a great
place just to you know hang out, or
to climb or sit on the branches.
Because of the wood and bark on
the trees they are great to build
cabin houses.
Trees look beautiful in the
spring and summer time. Espe-
cially after it rains you could just
see the beautiful green wet leaves.
After it rains you could go out-
side and smell the moist on the
trunk on the trees, it smells good.
I love trees, because of all the won-
derful things they could give us,
and what they can do.
by Austin Olson
I hear the leaves brushing
down, whoosh, whoosh, whoosh.
You can hear the leaves in the
trees rumbling, crack, crackle,
snap, and when they hit the
ground the leaves are as silent as
a snail.
Young Authors and Illustrators… Back, left to right: Chase Barnes, Sophia Kustar, Bridger
Hight, Jaelyn Green, Jonah Moran, Hannah Brost, Jadyn Jensen and Blaise Nelson. Middle, left to
right: Madelyn Host, Sage Waldron, Kendal Kinsley, Peyton Rankin, Corben Reutter, and Kolten
Hatheway. Front, left to right: Alethea Kustar, Kaden Kinsley, Kade Larson, Tristan Host and Sly-
der Benedict.
Arbor Day Poster Winner… The fifth grade students from
Jones County Elementary school submitted Arbor Day posters to
the Jones County Conservation Office in honor of Arbor Day.
The winner of the poster contest (pictured above) was Breckin
Steilin, who won $20. Second place honors went to Emily Jacobs
who won $10, and third place went to Paige Moreland, who won
$5. To the right are the sixth grade Arbor Day essays. First place
went to Kade Brost, who won $20, second place went to Riannon
Thin Elk, who won $10, and third place went to Austin Olson
who won $5. Each student who participated in the essay and
poster contest received a juniper tree courtesy of the Jones
County Conservation District.
Fifth Grade Arbor Day poster winners… from left to
right: Paige Moreland, 3rd place; Emily Jacobs, 2nd place; and
Breckin Steilin, 1st place.
Sixth grade Arbor Day essay winners… from left to
right: Kade Brost, 1st place; Riannon Thin Elk, second place;
Austin Olson, 3rd place.
Murdo Coyote
Section B • Murdo Coyote • May 16, 2013 • Page 9
Free entrance,free fishing mark S.D.
State Parks’ open house weekend
To kick off summer, the Depart-
ment of Game, Fish and Parks is
encouraging families to spend the
weekend outside during the Parks'
Open House Weekend and Free
Fishing Weekend May 17-19.
During the annual three-day
event, anglers can fish without a
license anywhere in the state, and
entrance fees are waived for all
visitors to South Dakota's state
parks and recreation areas. Camp-
ing fees still apply. Fishing regula-
tions and limits apply.
Open House Weekend coincides
with National Kids to Parks Day
and special events are planned for
parks across the state in an effort
to get kids outside to discover the
history, nature and adventure
right around the corner or just
across town.
•Use Your Senses Scavenger
Hike, Oakwood Lakes State Park
near Bruce, 8 a.m. Friday, May 17
to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 19. Info:
•Night Sky, Newton Hills State
Park near Canton, May 17, 10
p.m. CT. Info: 605-987-2263
•Kids Butterfly Walk, Lewis
and Clark Recreation Area near
Yankton, May 18, 8:30 a.m. CT.
•Nature Hike, Good Earth
State Park near Sioux Falls, May
18, 9 a.m. CT
•Kids' Fishing Derby, Lake
Louise Recreation Area near
Miller, May 18, 9-11:30 a.m. CT
•Kids to Parks Fishing Day,
Farm Island Recreation Area near
Pierre, May 18, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
•Dash for Cache!, Pierson
Ranch Recreation Area near Yank-
ton, May 18, 10 a.m. CT. Info: 605-
•Family Archery for Beginners,
Big Sioux Recreation Area near
Brandon, May 18, 10 a.m. CT. Info:
•Flower Seed Pocket Program,
Lake Thompson Recreation Area
near Lake Preston, May 18, 10
a.m. CT. Info: 605-847-4893
•Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and
Disc Golf Tournament, Richmond
Lake Recreation Area near
Aberdeen, May 18, 10 a.m.
•Kite Flying, North Point
Recreation Area near Pickstown,
May 18, 10 a.m. CT. Info: 605-487-
•Kids to Parks Day Tetonkaha
Island Animal Hunt, Oakwood
Lakes State Park near Bruce, May
18, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
•Kids Exploration Nature Hike,
Lake Herman State Park near
Madison, May 18, 1 p.m. CT
•Disc Golf for Beginners, Oahe
Downstream Recreation Area near
Fort Pierre, May 18, 1 p.m. CT
•Kids’ Fishing Day, Shadehill
Recreation Area near Lemmon,
May 18, 1-3p.m. MT. Info: 605-
•Youth Activity Day, Newton
Hills State Park, May 18, 1-5 p.m.
Pre-register by calling 605-987-
•Fantastic Family Fishing, Pal-
isades State Park near Garretson,
May 18, 2 p.m. CT. Info: 605-594-
•Kids' Nature Scavenger Hunt,
Lake Vermillion Recreation Area
near Montrose, May 18, 2 p.m. CT.
Info: 605-296-3643
•Disc Golf Demonstration and
Instruction, Hartford Beach State
Park near Milbank, May 18, 2-4
p.m. CT
•Kids' Fishing, Lake Herman
State Park near Madison, May 18,
7-9 p.m. CT
•Scorpion Fact and Fiction,
Indian Creek Recreation Area
near Mobridge, May 18, 8 p.m. CT.
Info: 605-845-7112
Custer State Park will also be
hosting a number of family activi-
ties both Saturday and Sunday,
including cookouts, nature hikes,
free hayrack rides, a fishing derby,
nature programs and demonstra-
tions. A full schedule of events can
be found on Custer State Park’s
Five state parks will hold grand
openings for their TRACK Trails
disc golf courses.
The TRACK Trails disc golf
courses are part of a network of
trails nation-wide designed for
kids and families. Each TRACK
Trail has a series of self-guided
adventures. Kids can earn Trail
Tracker gear for each adventure
by registering online at kidsin- Open House weekend
marks the grand opening for the
TRACK Trail disc golf courses at
Lake Herman State Park, Lake
Louise Recreation Area, Lake
Poinsett Recreation Area, Rich-
mond Lake Recreation Area and
Roy Lake State Park. The follow-
ing parks already have participat-
ing disc golf courses: Angostura
Recreation Area, Big Sioux Recre-
ation Area, Hartford Beach State
Park, Oahe Downstream Recre-
ation Area, Oakwood Lakes State
Park and Randall Creek Recre-
ation Area.
Camping reservations at South
Dakota State Parks can be made
24 hours a day. Make reservations
online at or by
calling 1-800-710-2267.
South Dakota state parks offer
a wide variety of outdoor fun,
including camping, picnicking and
boating. Many parks also offer
trails for hiking, mountain biking
and horseback riding.
For information on fishing, fish-
ing license and fishing regulations
or the South Dakota state park
system, visit the GFP website at
Jones County schools celebrate
Stephanie Miller-Davis Day May 2
Students in the grade school
and junior high celebrated
Stephanie Miller-Davis Day on
Thursday May 2.
Each student invited a special
person to join them in reading
some of their favorite books during
the afternoon celebration.
Stephanie Miller-Davis grew up
in Murdo. Throughout her life, she
continued to give back to her home
town. She donated books and all of
the book shelves that are in the
school library in order to provide
the children with the books that
she always longed for as a child.
She also founded and donated the
resources needed to start Dolly
Parton’s Imaginary Library in
Jones County, a program that
mails every child under the age of
five one book per month.
Miller-Davis lost her battle with
cancer in 2010, so in honor of
Stephanie, the school district dedi-
cates one day each year to the
remembrance of her generosity to
her community.
In addition to reading, teachers
also performed a musical selection
about going to the library and Lor-
rie Esmay read a poem about read-
ing. Dr. John Davis, Stephanie’s
husband, said a few words about
the importance of reading to his
late wife.
The Clinical View
• Dr. P.E. Hoffsten •
Beginning in the 1970s, it was
noted that the Inuit Eskimos in
Greenland and Alaska had choles-
terol values near 1000 milligrams
percent. Note this is five times the
recommended maximum blood
level of 200 milligrams percent for
the standard American western
diet. Yet these Eskimos rarely had
heart attacks like USA citizens do.
Studies were begun at that time
to determine the cause of the dif-
ference in the two populations. It
was noted that the Inuit Eskimo
diet was very rich in seal and
whale blubber along with fatty
fish such as sardines and Alaskan
salmon. The oils from these
dietary sources were analyzed and
two major ingredients were found.
One of these was called eicosapen-
taenoic acid (EPA). The other was
called docosapentaenoic acid
(DPA). These became the backbone
of what subsequently has been
called omega-3 fatty acids. A host
of studies were begun in the 1980s.
One epidemiologic fact noted was
that individuals who ate large
amounts of salmon and sardines
had a lower rate of heart attack
and stroke than those who did not
eat such foods. That observation
has been confirmed in several
studies and seems at this point to
be irrefutable. Specifically, a high
oily fish diet decreases the rate of
heart attack and stroke in the gen-
eral population.
But this observation generated
more questions than answers.
Specifically, there are multiple
sources of omega-3 fatty acids.
Nature’s original source appears
to be krill oil from the tiny sea
shrimp-like creature, fish use as a
diet source. Note fish themselves
cannot make omega-3 fatty acids.
Krill oil is a product recently on
the market but without quality -
controlled- specific amounts of
EPA and DPA. Krill oil is still in
the status of a dietary supplement
and there are no controls on purity
and no demonstrated effects to
prevent heart attack or stroke
The next source of omega-3
fatty acids is fish oil. This too is a
dietary supplement. There is no
standardized dose of DPA or EPA
in fish oil. The obvious question is
whether or not krill oil or fish oil
taken as a supplement have a
demonstrated impact on heart
attack or stroke rates. To this
time, the data is conflicting but
there is no documented beneficial
effects showing that fish oil or krill
oil prevent heart attack or stroke.
A third way of supplementing
omega-3 fatty acids independent of
eating fish is the use of a product
called Lovaza. This is a very
expensive pure DPA and EPA
source. Each capsule is guaran-
teed to have 920 milligrams of
EPA and DPA. The presence of
mercury or lead or other toxic
heavy metals have been purified
out of Lovaza.
In spite of this being a prescrip-
tion medication, its only FDA
approved function is to lower
triglyceride levels in people with
hypertriglyceridemia. And yet,
somehow this product has been
pushed as a preventive for heart
attack and stroke. To this time,
there is no data showing that
Lovaza stops heart attacks or
strokes in people who have already
had one heart attack or a stroke or
in people who never had any heart
attack or stroke.
So the question boils down to,
where is the data showing that
supplements of omega-3 fatty
acids, as opposed to normal food
sources, will also prevent heart
attack and stroke. This month, an
article in the Annals of Internal
Medicine for the April 2nd issue,
publishes the first article I am
aware of with definitive informa-
tion stating that omega-3 fatty
acids actually measured in the
blood are associated with a
decreased rate of heart attack and
sudden death. The authors actual-
ly measured the amount of omega-
3 fatty acids in the blood samples
from 5,000 individuals and then
followed those individuals for the
last 22 years. There was very
clearly a highly beneficial effect on
a decrease of heart attack and
stroke in the population studied.
The blood levels of omega-3
fatty acids are highly variable
from one individual to the next
and very clearly those individuals
with the highest blood levels were
protected from heart attack,
stroke and sudden death. The
study in the Annals of Internal
Medicine did not endorse any
given source of omega-3 fatty acids
but rather proved that the higher
the blood level from any source the
more protective effect for the gen-
eral public.
The best source of omega-3 fatty
acids for the general population is
still being debated. Thus far only
salt water fish as a natural food
source has a demonstrated life-
saving effect.
Talented Teachers… from left, Katie Venard, Terri Kinsley, Bev Ball, Deb Venard, Theresa Palmer,
Jeanette Drayer and Tammy Van Dam perform at Stephanie Miller-Davis Day on May 2.
Many readers… Members of the Miller family and Dr. John
Davis attended the event, along with Stephanie Judson from the
South Dakota Community Foundation, pictured on the left.
Photos by Lonna Jackson
Harlem Shake… Students and teachers alike performed their
own version of the ever popular Harlem Shake dance during the
afternoon celebration.
Special reading time…
Val Mitchell and son Zane read
together during Stephanie
Miller-Davis Day in the Harold
Thune Auditorium.
Rock trio… It turns out that
teachers Theresa Palmer and
Jeanette Drayer and elementary
librarian Tammy Van Dam are
more than just great educators.
They gave the crowd a sneak
peek of their rock star abilities
during their performance at
Stephanie Miller-Davis Day.
City Youth Golf Lessons
Ages 8-18
Starting May 28, 2013
Lessons will be offered from
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Tuesday &
Thursday throughout the summer. Times
may be adjusted according to enrollment
No Charge
Call Jody Gittings at 605-680-3360 to line up lessons
All Golfers must have a waiver signed prior to lessons
Murdo Coyote
Section B • Murdo Coyote • May 16, 2013 • Page 10
ages and losses caused by the
recent drought.
The U.S. Department of Agri-
culture (USDA) will conduct a
four-week general sign-up for the
Conservation Reserve Program
(CRP), beginning May 20 and end-
ing on June 14. Additional sign-
ups for continuous CRP programs-
such as Highly Erodible Land Ini-
tiative and Initiative to Restore
Grasslands, Wetlands and
Wildlife-will start May 13.
May 20-June 14: CRP general
May 29: CRP Informational Meet-
June 3: 2013 ACRE sign-up ends
July 15: 2012 ACRE Production
July 15: 2012 NAP Production
July 15: Final 2013 Acreage
reporting deadline
August 2: DCP sign-up ends
November 15: 2014 Acreage
reporting deadline on perennial
grasses and winter wheat
Feel free to call the office if you
ever have questions on any of our
programs 605-669-2404 Ext. 2.
Pheasants Forever, NRCS, and
FSA will be teaming up to conduct
a public informational meeting on
the new CRP sign-up at 6:00 p.m.
on May 29 at the Murdo Tech Cen-
ter. Supper will be provided by the
local Pheasants Forever Chapter.
2012 NAP & ACRE
Producers must annually pro-
vide (if not appraised by a NAP
appraiser) the quantity of all har-
vested production of the crop in
which the producer held an inter-
est 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 dead-
line for reporting this production
is July 15, 2013. Please contact the
office if these forms were not
The U.S. Department of Agri-
culture (USDA) Agriculture
(USDA) has designated 27 coun-
ties in South Dakota as primary
natural disaster areas due to dam-
Jones County FSA News
• David Klingberg •
Check us out online at
that old city before making the
journey back. We tied up at a pier,
ate at a sidewalk café, strolled
around here and there, and
played tourist somewhat. It was
fun. The one thing I didn’t enjoy
about boating was constantly hav-
ing to wipe salt water off my
glasses since that is sticky stuff
and hard to remove. Flying over
the water is simply going to kick
up sea spray and some will land
on your lenses.
After a time, though, hauling
the boat to water, getting it in and
out, and messing with it lost some
of its charm. It got to be a little
more like work than pleasure.
What really put the damper on it
was when our ship was scheduled
to go on a shakedown cruise to
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Back in
Florida, the captain of our ship
had one day wanted to take most
of us officers for a cruise on his
official Navy runabout that was
always carried on the ship. It was-
n’t quite big enough for everyone
so he asked me to take my boat as
well. That was fine. We had a nice
afternoon and picnic. Then, when
we were headed to Cuba, he, for
some odd reason, wanted me to
take my boat along on the ship
down there. I suspect this was
strictly against Navy regulations
to take a private boat along, but
one doesn’t argue with the cap-
tain. I somehow managed to get a
crane to load my little boat, and
the boatswains stored it in a
hanger on deck.
In Cuba, of course, we had to
unload it right away so it wouldn’t
get in the way (or probably be
noticed by officers that were sen-
ior to my captain.) In that tropical
water, as you can imagine, it grew
barnacles practically overnight
because there was no place to
store it on land. It had to be kept
afloat. We did use it once or twice
since there was precious little to
do on that tiny heavily-fortified
base, but mostly it just sat there
for six weeks or so. At the end of
that time, I was thoroughly tired
of the whole business. I didn’t
want to bother finding a crane
again at both ends so I was quite
pleased when an officer stationed
permanently in Cuba offered to
buy the sucker. An agreement was
reached in jig time. He could deal
with the barnacles, the sea spray
on his glasses, and all the rest. I
was done.
At the same time that I had the
boat, I also had a small motorcycle
(Sears brand) and a little pull-
type travel trailer (Swinger
brand.) I enjoyed those too for a
time, but guess what. I don’t need
them anymore either although the
motorcycle still sits in the garage.
It hasn’t been used for quite a
number of years, and I don’t even
know if it could be talked into run-
ning again. At this point, I’m not
much interested in finding out.
So, there you have several
things I don’t really need in my
life right now. There are quite a
few others. I do, of course, need
several computers and a few
pianos (don’t ask how many I have
of each of those.) It is also nice to
have a reliable pickup and maybe
a small four-wheeler. There are
more things I like to have around
as well, but, with many others,
“Been there. Done that. Don’t
need them anymore.” Experience
is a good teacher. Uncluttered
simplicity has quite a bit going for
There are a whole lot of things
in life you simply do not need. You
might think you do, but you really
don’t. What’s more, as you get
older, more things prove them-
selves to be items you can happily
live without. Take motorboats, for
example. At the moment, I have
no need for one whatsoever.
This, however, was not always
the case. When I was stationed at
Mayport, Florida in the Navy
some years ago, I was pretty sure
I badly needed a motorboat. It
seemed just the thing. As a result,
I scoured the boat yards until I
came across a small used one that
I could afford. It had a used motor
as well, but it was strong enough
to pull a water skier if I wanted to
do that. Naturally, I had to buy a
boat trailer as well, but that was
no big deal.
Well, for a time, running up and
down the intercoastal waterway
was fairly enjoyable. Sure, it took
some doing to get the awkward
old thing into the water and
revved up, but then you could
skim across the water quite nicely.
I recall one fine Saturday when a
fellow officer from the ship and I
cruised the 25 to 30 miles from
Mayport down to St. Augustine
and rather enjoyed poking around
Lookin’ Around
• Syd Iwan •
As your student graduates,
keep them up on hometown news with a 9
month subscription to the Murdo Coyote.
Call 669-2271 for details.
Statewide reading challenge aims
to curb summer learning loss
The South Dakota Department
of Education is kicking off the
Read South Dakota! Summer
Reading Challenge, as schools are
nearing the summer break.
“Students who don’t practice
reading during the summer
months lose valuable skills and
may start off the next school year
below the level they were previ-
ously at,” said Secretary of Educa-
tion Dr. Melody Schopp. “It’s a
phenomenon that we call ‘summer
slide,’ and it is especially notice-
able with our youngest readers.”
According to Schopp, the Read
South Dakota! Challenge is
unique because it promotes the
reading of engaging material at a
skill level appropriate for each
child, rather than focus on reading
a certain number of books.
By entering information about a
child’s reading level and interests
into an online tool called “Find a
Book,” parents and librarians can
help children create customized
reading lists with challenging
Research shows that students
who are reading at grade-level by
the end of third grade are more
likely to achieve future academic
and career success, Schopp
explained. The state Department
of Education is focusing on helping
young students reach that critical
milestone, she said.
To learn more about the Read
South Dakota! Summer Reading
Challenge and to access the “Find
a Book” feature, visit
and click on the Read SD! link at
the top of the page.
For more information about the
department’s goals on college and
career readiness for all students,
Mellette County Historical
Society to hold plant sale
The Mellette County Historical
Society will be holding their annu-
al plant sale, used as a Society
fundraiser, on May 17. Plans have
been ordered for vegetable garden-
ing, flowers and bag mulch, plus
donations of perennials, pots and
other garden related things may
be brought to the museum to be
included in the sale. It will open at
10 a.m. on Friday May 17 and run
until 5 p.m. If all is not sold out
that day, the museum will be open
on Saturday for sales and after
church on Sunday for any left over.
Area Master Gardeners will be
assisting, so if you have questions,
this might be the place to get the
answers. Master Gardeners recent
meeting previewed our new cook-
book now in print. We have collect-
ed recipes for many years but only
recently decided to put them in
print. Books will be available at
the plant sale.
Legion Auxiliary Post 75
Dist. 2 held monthly meeting
During awards night, Carol
Cressy will present the Girl’s State
certificate and check to Carole
Benda, this year’s Girl’s State rep-
resentative from Murdo.
The auxiliary read the letter
from Benda and was impressed
with her knowledge and perspec-
tive of our country. Girl’s State is
held in June each year at the Uni-
versity of South Dakota in Vermil-
lion. Sessions are held that stress
patriotism, flag etiquette and how
to properly fold our flag. Quite
often John Thune, or one of the
representatives, will be there to
talk to the girls about the political
process and help them better
understand the workings of gov-
A memorial was sent to the fam-
ily of John Geisler along with
deepest sympathies.
The Memorial Day program is
in the works. Flags will be put up,
weather permitting, at 7 a.m. and
taken down at 5 p.m. on Memorial
day. The Jones County 4-H will
help. All others who would like to
help are certainly welcome. Con-
tact Gene Cressy for more infor-
2013 dates to remember
by Dan Altman
Conservation Officer
Don’t let this year’s outdoor
event dates sneak up and pass you
by. Below is a list of events
planned in the area for the coming
May 17th – First Deadline for
Black Hills Firearms Elk
May 17th, 18th, and 19th – Free
Fishing and State Park Entrance
This weekend, enjoy free
entrance into all SD state parks
and recreation areas. Also, no fish-
ing license is required to fish
June 1st – No Youth Left
Indoors Event, Murdo, SD
Kids ages 6-16 are invited to
attend the event which is focused
on outdoor education. The event is
free of charge; a free lunch is pro-
vided, and prizes will be given
away. Call (605) 734-4530 to regis-
August 24th – Lake Byre Days,
Kennebec, SD
Game, Fish and Parks spon-
sored events are Turn In Poachers
(TIPS) trophy display, youth
archery shoot, and BB gun shoot.
Several other fun events are also
planned at the Lake during the
October 19th – Pheasant Sea-
son Opener
November 16th – West River
Deer Opener
This year the West River Deer
season opener falls on the third
Saturday in November. The season
start date is set up to include the
Thanksgiving Holiday in the 16
day season. Because Thanksgiving
is late in the month, the deer open-
er was pushed back.
SD Veterans Affairs
• Larry Zimmerman, Secretary of Veterans Affairs •
renew their commitment to pay
any price, to bear any burden, so
that we might be free.
Our records reflect South Dako-
ta military casualties by wartime
period were: World War I – 1,017;
World War II – 1,599; Korean –
186; Vietnam – 210; and Gulf War
– 37.
Let us all pause this Memorial
Day to reflect on these men and
women of selfless devotion. Let us
all be reminded that the freedom
we enjoy comes at a tremendous
price. Veterans service organiza-
tions and community leaders
throughout this great state host
hundreds of Memorial Day servic-
es. Let us all attend one of these
programs and show respect to
those that gave all, and those that
served and those that are serving
in Harm’s Way.
In the words of Lee Greenwood:
“And I'm proud to be an American,
where at least I know I'm free.
And I won't forget the men who
died, who gave that right to me.
At the South Dakota Depart-
ment of Veterans Affairs, we
embrace the meaning of these
words, and on this Memorial Day
we not only remember our fallen
heroes and their families, but we
recommit ourselves to be the voice
for South Dakota’s 74,000 veter-
ans living, working and contribut-
ing to our society today. As
always, veterans are encouraged
to visit our website (http://mva or visit their
local County or Tribal Veterans
Service Officer.
Memorial Day was born of com-
passion and empathy for those
who courageously gave their lives
to safeguard us and our way of
Let us all pause this Memorial
Day to remember great and brave
Americans – to recognize their
valor and applaud the blessings
their bravery has secured.
Throughout our nation’s history,
the freedoms we enjoy have been
won and protected by an elite
group who understand the great-
est and most selfless love. The
men and women of our armed
forces risk the ultimate sacrifice
to protect fellow Americans and
citizens of the world from tyranny
and oppression. Every time they
put on the uniform, these heroes
Homeowner rehabilitation
program funds available
South Dakota Housing Develop-
ment Authority has $500,000
available inHOME Homeowner
Rehabilitation program funds for
eligible organizations to assist low
income homeowners rehabilitate
their homes. Eligible organiza-
tions that can apply for the HOME
Homeowner Rehabilitation pro-
gram include Community Action
Program (CAP) agencies, public
agencies and non-profit organiza-
Eligible organizations will
administer the program and pro-
vide funds to qualifying homeown-
ers through zero percent (0%)
interest, conditionally-forgivable
loans for the primary purpose of
rehabilitating the homeowner’s
Rehabilitation assistance can be
used to make essential improve-
ments, bring houses up to physical
codes, as well as improve energy
efficiency and handicapped acces-
sibility. Activities of this type
serve to improve the living condi-
tions of individual households and
help avoid neighborhood blight.
Applications from eligible
organizations are due to SDHDA
by 5:00 p.m. CT on June 28, 2013.
The HOME Homeowner Rehabili-
tation program policy and proce-
dures manual and application can
be found on SDHDA’s website, Applications from
individuals will not be accepted.
Those interested in learning
more can contact Joanne Hecken-
laible, Housing Development Offi-
cer or Lorraine Polak, Rental
Housing Development Director at
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In a tight market, keep people thinking about you,
Not the Other Guy.
To advertise, call the Murdo Coyote at
Legal Notices
Section B • Murdo Coyote • May 16, 2013 • Page 11
Proceedings of the
West River Water
Development District
Regular Session
March 19, 2013
CALL TO ORDER: The West River
Water Development District convened
for their regular meeting at the West
River Water Development District Project
Office in Murdo, S.D. Chairman Joseph
Hieb called the meeting to order at 10:32
a.m. (CT).
Roll Call was taken and Chairman Hieb
declared a quorum was present. Direc-
tors present were: Joseph Hieb, Casey
Krogman, Marion Matt, Veryl Prokop and
Lorne Smith. Also present: Jake Fitzger-
ald, Manager; Kati Venard, Sec./Book-
APPROVE AGENDA: Motion by Direc-
tor Smith, seconded by Director Krog-
man to approve the agenda. Motion car-
ried unanimously.
APPROVE MINUTES: The minutes of
the February 21, 2013, meeting were
previously mailed to the Board for their
review. Motion by Director Prokop, sec-
onded by Director Matt to approve the
February minutes. Motion carried unani-
Bills: Joseph Hieb - $55.41, Casey
Krogman - $55.41, Marion Matt - $55.41,
Veryl Prokop - $55.41, Lorne Smith -
$55.41, West River/Lyman-Jones RWS -
$1,000.00, Casey Peterson & Associ-
ates, LTD - $154.50. Motion by Director
Krogman, seconded by Director Smith to
approve the District bills. Motion carried
unanimously. B. District Financial Sta-
tus Report: The financial status of the
District to date was previously sent to the
Board. A copy of the February Financial
Report is on file at the District office in
Murdo. Motion by Director Matt, second-
ed by Director Krogman to approve the
February Financial Report. Motion car-
ried unanimously.
REPORTS: A. Manager’s Report: Man-
ager Fitzgerald presented his March
report to the Board. Motion by Director
Smith, seconded by Director Prokop to
approve the Manager’s Report. Motion
carried unanimously. B. Other Reports:
Discussion was held on the State
Rangeland and Soil Days that is to be
held in Kadoka this June, it was noted
that last year the Board approved assis-
tance in the amount of $500 for 2013.
ADJOURNMENT: There being no fur-
ther business, the meeting was
adjourned at 10:36 a.m. (CT).
/s/ Kati Venard
Kati Venard,
Recording Secretary
/s/ Joseph Hieb
Joseph Hieb,
Published May 16, 2013, at the total
approximate cost of $31.41.
Notice of Solicitation
of Bids
Pick Up of Road-killed Animals
and Miscellaneous Debris along
Interstate 90 in Jackson, Jones &
Lyman Counties
The South Dakota Department of Trans-
portation, Winner Area Office, wishes to
solicit bids for the “Pick up of Road-Killed
Animals and Miscellaneous Debris”
along Interstate 90 from MRM 130.3 to
Bids will be opened at the Pierre Region
Office at 2:00 p.m. (C.D.T) on May 29,
2013. Individuals or contractors are
encouraged to obtain bidding documents
and project specifications by contacting
the Department of Transportation, Pierre
Region Office, 104 S. Garfield, Building
A, Pierre, S.D. 57501, phone number
(605) 773-3464.
If you have any questions regarding this
contract, please contact Doug Sherman,
Winner Area Engineer at (605) 842-0810
or John Forman, Pierre Region Engineer
at (605) 773-3464.
Published May 16, 2013, at the total
approximate cost of $11.91.
Notice of Solicitation
of Bids
Pick Up of Road-killed Animals
and Miscellaneous Debris on State
Highway in Tripp, Todd & Bennett
The South Dakota Department of Trans-
portation, Winner Area Office, wishes to
solicit bids for the “Pick up of Road-Killed
Animals and Miscellaneous Debris”
along US18 from MRM 129.19 (Bates-
land) to 273.71 (Dallas).
Bids will be opened at the Pierre Region
Office at 2:15 p.m. (C.D.T) on May 29,
2013. Individuals or contractors are
encouraged to obtain bidding documents
and project specifications by contacting
the Department of Transportation, Pierre
Region Office, 104 S. Garfield, Building
A, Pierre, S.D. 57501, phone number
(605) 773-3464.
If you have any questions regarding this
contract, please contact Doug Sherman,
Winner Area Engineer at (605) 842-0810
or John Forman, Pierre Region Engineer
at (605) 773-3464.
Published May 16, 2013, at the total
approximate cost of $11.91.
Notice of Solicitation
of Bids
Pick Up of Road-killed Animals
and Miscellaneous Debris on State
Highway in Todd, Mellette & Jones
The South Dakota Department of Trans-
portation, Winner Area Office, wishes to
solicit bids for the “Pick Up of Road Killed
Animals and Miscellaneous Debris”
along US83 from MRM 0.00 (State Line)
to 67.81 (Murdo).
Bids will be opened at the Pierre Region
Office at 2:30 p.m. (C.D.T) on May 29,
2013. Individuals or contractors are
encouraged to obtain bidding documents
and project specifications by contacting
the Department of Transportation, Pierre
Region Office, 104 S. Garfield, Building
A, Pierre, S.D. 57501, phone number
(605) 773-3464.
If you have any questions regarding this
contract, please contact Doug Sherman,
Winner Area Engineer at (605) 842-0810
or John Forman, Pierre Region Engineer
at (605) 773-3464.
Published May 16, 2013, at the total
approximate cost of $11.91.
Notice of Resolution
Jones County Board
of Commissioners
May 1, 2013
The following resolution was moved by
Anker and seconded by Iwan as per
phone conference.
WHEREAS, Jones County
has experienced virtually no
winter snow for runoff into
stock dams or for infiltration
into the soil structure for even-
tual crop use; and,
WHEREAS, the lack of mois-
ture this spring through May of
2013 will have a direct effect
on pasture, hay, annual forage
and crops; these setbacks will
continue to create economic
hardships for the people of
Jones County;
THEREFORE, the Jones
County Commissioners here-
by proclaim that Jones County
be declared a drought area
and request State and Federal
assistance. VOTE: Anker, Yes;
Louder, Yes; Iwan, Yes.
Monte Anker,
Helen Louder,
Steve Iwan,
John Brunskill,
County Auditor
Published May 16, 2013, at the total
approximate cost of $26.71.
Proceedings of the
Draper Town Board
Regular Session
May 6, 2013
The Draper Town Board met May 6,
2013, at 7:00 p.m. at the Draper Hall.
President Nies called the meeting to
order. Present was Nies, Hatheway and
Louder. Absent: none. The minutes of
the last meeting were read and
These bills were presented for payment
and approved: Dept. of Revenue, sales
tax, $31.40; Heartland Waste, garbage,
$700.00; Kim Schmidt, salary, $359.40;
Farmers Union, diesel, $66.43; SD Pub-
lic Assurance, liability ins, $3,700.56;
Servall, rug, $19.09; WR Lyman Jones,
water, $40.00; Murdo Coyote, advertise,
$17.55; West Central Electric, electric,
$409.27; IRS, ss & wh, $71.20.
A short discussion was held on the hay
ground surrounding the Draper dam
area. It was decided to put the hay up for
bids since the bidder isn’t liable for any
money if there is no hay.
Hatheway mentioned that he spoke with
a representative from Envirotech con-
cerning their charges. More info will be
collected on this matter at a later date.
Finance clerk will speak with Greg
Rankin to be sure he will keep his mow-
ing job for this summer; if not, the board
will advertise for a mowing job.
The summer town board meeting will
start at 8:00 starting in June at the Drap-
er Hall.
Being no further business, Nies
motioned, seconded Louder, to adjourn.
Kim Schmidt,
Finance Clerk
Published May 16, 2013, at the total
approximate cost of $17.22.
Proceedings of the
Jones County
Regular Meeting
May 7, 2013
The Board of Commissioners met for a
regular meeting with Monte Anker, Helen
Louder and Steve Iwan present. Chair-
man Anker called the meeting to order.
Karlee Barnes, Murdo Coyote editor,
joined the meeting.
Minutes from the previous meeting were
read, signed and approved by the Board.
All motions are unanimous unless other-
wise stated.
CLAIMS APPROVED: Salaries of regu-
lar employees and officials, $12,631.56;
Travis Hendricks, Weed Board Supervi-
sor, $138.53; Joyce Hurst, Deputy Reg-
ister of Deeds, Deputy Director of Equal-
ization, $1,876.50; Angie Kinsley, 4-H
Specialist, $1,033.77; Richard Sylva, Jr.,
Deputy Sheriff, $1,178.79; Lenae Tucker,
Deputy Treasurer, $123.48; Jill Venard,
4-H office staff, $520.80; Kerri Venard,
Deputy Auditor/Road Secretary,
$1,894.59; American Family Life Assur-
ance, cancer & intensive care insurance,
$382.30; Boston Mutual Life Insurance,
life insurance, $168.64; Dakotacare,
group health insurance, $14,445.48;
Electronic Federal Tax Payment System,
social security & withholding, $7,944.09;
SD Retirement, retirement, $4,540.38;
AT&T Mobility, cell phone bill, $173.95;
Deb Byrd, printer reimbursement,
$534.31; City of Murdo, water bill,
$40.62; Corky’s Auto Supply, supplies,
$457.46; DASH, Sheriff supplies,
$67.90; Farmer’s Union Oil Company,
gas, propane, $1,701.04; Ferley Jewel-
ers, engraving, $20.00; GIS Workshop,
annual maintenance, $1,500.00; Golden
West Technologies, internet support,
$105.00; Golden West Telecommunica-
tions, phone bill, $543.31; Heartland
Waste, 2 month’s garbage removal,
$100.00; Hosmer Law Office, mental ill-
ness hearing, $161.28; Hughes County
Auditor, March prisoner care, $2,600.00;
Inman”s Water Conditioning, R.O. rent,
$21.30; Angie Kinsley, state 4-H shoot
mileage, meals, lodging, $182.72,
shared computer expense, $860.45;
Microfilm Imaging systems, Inc., scanner
rent, $155.00; Minnehaha County Trea-
surer’s Office, prisoner care, $165.22;
Moore Building Center, supplies, $30.88;
Murdo Coyote, weed board ad, $104.00,
publications, $80.58; Murdo Family
Foods, supplies, $20.36; Murdo Ford, oil
change, parts, repairs, $221.03; Chris
Nix, snow removal, $125.00; Noble Ink &
Toner, ink cartridges, $71.99; Office
Products, supplies, $152.64; Postmas-
ter, postage stamps, $139.00; Rural
Health Care, subsidy, $600.00; South
Dakota Association of Assessing Offi-
cers, registration, $100.00; South Dako-
ta Association of County Commission-
ers, CLERP, $449.78; SD Department of
Health, blood and drug tests, $174.00;
Kerri Venard, postage reimbursement,
$2.07; Terri Volmer, office supply reim-
bursement, $89.61; John Weber, lodg-
ing, registration, $236.10; Carrie Weller,
Jones County’s share of April expenses,
$93.24; West Central Electric, electricity,
$586.09; Winner Police Department,
March prisoner care and transport,
$2,688.63; Yankton County Treasurer,
mental illness hearing fees, $106.25.
ROAD & BRIDGE: AT&T, cell phone bill,
$131.91; Avera Queen of Peace, random
drug testing, $72.90; City of Murdo,
water bill, $16.12; Corky’s Auto Supply,
supplies, $45.23; Farmer’s Union Oil
Company, propane, diesel, $5,757.49;
Golden West Telecommunications,
phone bill, $32.70; Hullinger Brothers –
Murdo Amoco, diesel, $112.63; Inland
Truck Parts, gravel trailer repairs,
$8,252.72; Michael Todd & Company,
Inc., supplies, $72.36; Moore Building
Center, supplies, $68.80; Powerplan,
parts, $20.51; South Dakota Public
Assurance Alliance, leased tractor insur-
ance, $693.00; West Central Electric,
electricity, $163.04; Ronnie Lebeda,
labor, $2,099.91; Chester McKenzie,
labor, $1,342.32; Levi Newsam, labor,
CARE OF THE POOR: Cheryl Iversen,
WIC Secretary, $73.89; Robert T. Kon-
rad, court appointed attorney, $413.35;
Todd A. Love, court appointed attorney,
$58.80; Emily Sovell, court appointed
attorney, $199.54; Sandy Steffen, court
appointed attorney, $570.84; Tollefson
Law Office, court appointed attorney,
911 FUND: Centurylink, monthly charge,
ES: Angie Kinsley, Emergency Manager,
$1,033.76, shared computer expense,
SALARY & MILEAGE: Monte Anker,
$387.87, mileage, $74.00; Helen Louder,
$364.20, mileage, $14.80; Steve Iwan,
TY: Clerk of Courts, $110.00; Register of
Deeds, $1,630.00; Sheriff, $108.36.
Auditor’s account with the treasurer is as
follows: Cash, $530.00; Checking &
Savings, $1,291,388.87; CDs,
$1,294,791.65; TOTALING:
Terri Volmer’s building permit report for
April- 1.
After a review of the EDS budget, it was
moved by Anker and seconded by Loud-
er to supplement EDS for $14,443.28 for
Homeland Security grants received.
The following resolution was moved by
Iwan and seconded by Louder:
Notice of Hearing
Resolution #2013-09
WHEREAS, there are insuffi-
cient funds in the following
2013 budget to cover expens-
es for the remainder of the
year and;
WHEREAS, a responsibility is
created which requires an
expenditure of funds making it
necessary that a Supplemen-
tal Budget be made, adopted
and approved providing for
appropriations with which to
meet such expenditures.
Such Supplemental Budget
will be in words and figures as
follows: EDS: Ten thousand
dollars ($10,000.00), payroll
and supplies.
MISSIONERS, that this reso-
lution be published in the legal
newspaper of Jones County
as a notice of intention of the
Board of Commissioners to
adopt the aforesaid Supple-
mental Budget.
that this budget will be consid-
ered at the Commissioner’s
room at the Jones County
Courthouse at 9:30 a.m. on
Tuesday, June 4, 2013, in the
City of Murdo, County of
Jones, State of South Dakota,
when and where any person
interested may appear and be
heard regarding the adoption
of this Supplemental Budget.
After the review of FY 2014 WIC con-
tract, it was moved by Anker and second-
ed by Louder to approve and for the
Chairman to sign the agreement.
Jaytee and Shannon Sealey met with the
Board to ask if they could get the road
(section line) between Murdo and High-
land Townships fixed up and graveled as
they are going to move a house in that
area in August. The Board agreed that
the road would be pulled up and grav-
eled as time allows.
Road Superintendent Royer met with the
Board. Discussed was the Dry Creek
road crossing south of the Rea place,
removal of the entry ramp on the east
door of the courthouse, graveling for
summer, and pulling up a road (section
line) between Murdo and Highland Town-
A malt beverage license renewal for the
Murdo Golf Club was approved as
moved by Louder and seconded by
It was moved by Iwan and seconded by
Louder to approve and for the Chairman
to sign a letter of engagement with the
Department of Legislative Audit to audit
Jones County for 2011 and 2012.
Krysti Barnes, Murdo City Finance Offi-
cer, joined the Board at this time.
Marlene Knutson, representative of Cen-
tral Dakota Enhancement, met with the
Board to discuss the support by the
Jones County Commission for the SD
DOT Tiger Grant Application for rebuild-
ing of the railroad line from Chamberlain
to Presho. As a result, it was moved by
Anker and seconded by Louder to
approve and the application was signed
by all commissioners.
Also discussed was a Veteran’s Memori-
al, a COPS grant and renewal of the joint
powers agreement with Murdo City.
Sheriff John Weber met with the Board to
discuss the COPS grant and inform the
Board that he had ordered a new Sher-
iff’s vehicle.
Bud Anderson, representing TransCana-
da, met with the Board to give an update
on TransCanada’s progress in the
approval and construction of a pipeline to
transport crude oil.
Angie Kinsley, 4-H Specialist, reported
on the status of Jones County’s MOU
with SDSU and the four-county agree-
ment to employ Carrie Weller as 4-H
It was moved and carried to adjourn.
Monte Anker,
Helen Louder,
Steve Iwan,
John Brunskill,
County Auditor
Published May 16, 2013, at the total
approximate cost of $105.92.
Murdo Nutrition
Program Menu
May 20
Chicken & Noodles
Green Beans
Carrifruit Salad
May 21
Beef Stew w/ Vegetables
Perfection Gelatin Salad
May 22
Scalloped Potatoes
Corn O’Brian
Strawberries & Bananas
May 23
Barbeque Pork
Hash Brown Casserole
Dinner Roll
May 24
Chicken Filet on Bun w/ Lettuce
Pasta Salad w/ Veggies
Tropical Fruit
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month. Proven product and earn-
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DISTRICT, Math/Library/Aide/
Coaching, opened 5-8-13-13, clos-
es when filled, Contact: Tim
Casper, Supt, Lake Preston
School District, 300 1st St. NE., 605-847-
Selby, S.D.; benefits include
retirement, health/dental ins, hol-
idays, vacation, sick leave; 50 hrs
week; wage DOE, call 605-649-
BLACK HILLS. Master’s degree
in human services field & licensed
in SD to practice MH counseling.
QMHP, MSW & CCDC preferred.
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DISTRICT, Route bus driver,
opened 5-8-13, closes when filled,
Contact: Tim Casper, Supt, Lake
Preston School District, 300 1st
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605-847-4455. $24.95 per route.
SION is taking applications for
full-time Douglas County High-
way Superintendent. Must have
valid Class A Driver’s License.
Experience in road/bridge con-
struction/maintenance. For appli-
cation contact: Douglas County
Auditor (605) 724-2423.
BONUS, New Pay Program! Earn
up to 50 CPM, Home Weekly,
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Must be Canadian eligible (888)
School Boards of South Dakota
(ASBSD) seeks a person to serve
as Director to handle legal and
policy services. Qualifications –
Law Degree. Experience in educa-
tion, public policy, adjudication of
worker’s compensation claims,
public sector labor laws, human
relations and health insurance is
preferred. Application deadline,
Noon, June 14, 2013. Contact
Katie at:, 605-
773-2502, or ASBSD, PO Box
1059, Pierre, S.D. 57501 for com-
plete application materials or
x Salary and benefits competi-
tive. An equal opportunity
SCHOOL is taking applications
for a custodian. To apply contact
Superintendent Lew Paulson,, 605-287-
4251/ Box 317, Roscoe, S.D.
ondary, Vocal 6-12, Contact: Dr.
Stephen Schulte, Supt., 516 8th
Ave. W. Sisseton, S.D. 57262,
(605)698-7613. Positions open
until filled. EOE.
DESIGNER wanted. Proficient
with Chief Architect software.
Self-motivated, driven individual.
Unique opportunity in Pierre,
S.D. Contact Mark @ (605)222-
CIAN, Rapid City, 24-hour shifts.
Masters degree in human services
field & licensed in S.D. to practice
mental health counseling. QMHP.
Details/Apply: BMSCares.ORG.
Statewide construction jobs,
$12.00 - $18.00 OR MORE. No
experience necessary. Apply
online #con-
INSTRUCTOR opening with the
Mobridge-Pollock School District
#62-6 for the 2013-2014 school
year. Contact Tim Frederick at
605-845-9204 for more informa-
tion. Applications to be sent to
Mobridge-Pollock School District
#62-6, Attn: Tim Frederick, 1107
1st Avenue East, Mobridge S.D.
57601. Open until filled. EOE.
seeks bookkeeper. Work from
home. Hourly wage based on expe-
rience. M-F 8-4, Degree/manage-
ment experience a plus. Resume,
questions: careers@smartsalesan-
TEACHER Contact Supt. Dean
(605) 363-5025 Montrose School
District, 309 South Church
Avenue, Montrose, S.D. 57048.
TAL has full time Occupational
Therapist, RN and LPN or Med-
ical Assistant opportunities avail-
able. We are located in the beau-
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just a short distance from Mount
Rushmore, Wind Cave National
Park, Custer State Park, Jewel
Cave National Park and many
other outdoor attractions. Call
605-673-2229 ext. 110 for more
information or go to www.region- to apply. EOE.
Statewide construction jobs,
$12.00 - $18.00 OR MORE. No
experience necessary. Apply
online #con-
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tion. $55,000. Call 605-381-1647.
representing Golden Eagle Log
Homes, building in eastern, cen-
tral, northwestern South & North
Dakota. Scott Connell, 605-530-
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Deadline is Tuesdays at 10 a.m.
Call: 669-2271
CLASSIFIED RATE: $5.00 minimum for up to 20 words.10¢ per word after
initial 20. Each name and initial must be counted as one word.
CARD OF THANKS: Poems, Tributes, Etc. $5.00 minimum for up to 20
words.10¢ per word after initial 20. Each name and initial must be counted
as one word.
NOTE: $2.00 added charge for bookkeeping and billing on all charges.
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PUBLISHER’S NOTICE: All real estate, advertised in this newspaper is
subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, which makes it illegal to
advertise “any preference, or discrimination on race, color, religion, sex, or
national origin, or any intention to make any such preference, limitation, or
This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate
which is a violation of the law. Our readers are informed that all dwellings
advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis.
Help Wanted
TIME position available in the
Murdo area assisting elderly and
disabled individuals in the comfort
of their own homes. Will assist
with basic cleaning, laundry, meal
prep, personal cares, and other
tasks which allow independence.
Flexible schedules and great sup-
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Thank You
A big shout out to the Class of
2013! We would like to say thank
you for including us on your Senior
Skip Trip. We had a great time get-
ting to know some of you better.
We would like you to know how
proud we were of the students in
this class. You all showed great
manners and respect for each
other as well as your surround-
ings. Seeing the way you work as a
team and watch out for each other
was a moment the community
should be proud of! Congrats
David and Katie Hunt
We would like to thank the
Draper Fire Department, Dave
Fuoss and all others who helped
contain our hay fire April 27.
Betty and David Zolnowsky
Thank you for the cards and
calls for our 60th anniversary.
Also, thanks to our kids, grand-
kids and great-grandkids for the
Jim and Midge Newbold
Thank you to everyone for com-
ing out and supporting the open
house. A special thanks goes out to
Sam Seymour and Don Hieb for
grilling the hot dogs.
The Venard Family
Business & Professional Directory
Family Dentistry
James C. Szana, DDS
Murdo Health Center
Wednesday & Thursday
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(605) 869-2150
Family owned
and operated –
Our family serving
your family
Daryl & Scott Isburg,
Funeral Directors
and Seamless Gutters
Allen Heiman – Owner
P.O. Box 433
Presho, S.D. 57568-0433
Phone: (605) 895-9644
Cell: (605) 730-5634
Variety of Colors
Free Estimates
Ranchland Drug
Located in White River, S.D.
• Nightly Deliveries to Murdo
• Senior Citizen’s Discount
New Life Home, Inc.
Residential Living Center
24–Hour Care
Home–Like Atmosphere
203 W. Hwy. 16, Presho, S.D. • 605-895-2602
Low–Income Housing
1 & 2 bedroom apartments
Income–based rent
Includes light, heat, water and garbage pickup
Murdo Housing
& Redevelopment
Rent This Space
$4.25 a week/
minimum 3 mos.
Rent This Space
$4.25 a week/
minimum 3 mos.
Valburg Valburg
• Aerial & Ground Application
• Chemical & Fertilizer Sales
• GPS Equipped
Murdo, Martin & White River
Dan: 605-259-3134
Charlie: 605-452-3311
Darren Boyle Sales
New & Used Farm Equipment
REA Seeds
Cell: 605-222-0317 • Pierre, S.D.
dba Jones County Clinic
609 Garfield Ave., Murdo, SD 57559
J.S. McNeely
605-669-2121 Clinic
605-669-2553 Home
24-Hour Service
Light to Heavy Duty Towing
Repairs Domestic Cars & Trucks
Phone: (605) 669-2075
Murdo, S.D.
Your Full Service Lumber and Hardware Store
105 E. 2nd Street • PO Box 108 • Murdo, SD 57559
Phone: (605) 669-2201 • Fax: (605) 669-2450
Dennis and Kevin Moore
Venard Inc
Tires & Service
ATV & UTV Service
Exit 191 ~ Murdo SD
Hildebrand Construction
Contact us for ALL ALL types of concrete work!
Jerry Hildebrand
Cell: 605.488.0291
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