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Twelve of the 14 member Board of Directors, Northern Wy- oming Mental Health Center, met in Gillette recently for a rgeularly scheduled meeting. This board meets on a rotating schedule once a month at Sundance, Newcastle, Sheridan, Buffalo and Gillette to supervise the policies and oper- ation of the Center. Steading: Dr. J. E. Hoadley, Gillette physician; William K. Archibald, Sheridan attorney; Charles Schultz, Superintendent of Schools, Gillette; Bill Perry, Buffalo accountant; Mrs. Meritt Barton, nurse and ranch wife, Sunda,nce; Dr. Louis G. Booth, Sheridan physician; Mrs. Robert Barlow, nurse and homemaker, Gillette; Don Carlson, Superinten- dent of Johnson County Hospital, Buffalo; Cecil Hughes, Sun dance attorney. Seated: Edward S. Halsey, New- castle attorney; Mrs. Richard Dumbril, Chairman of the Board, Newcastle; Mrs. Charles Gibbs, elementary school principal, Sher- idan. Absent members are Drs. Hen- ry N. Stephensen, Newcastle and John A. Knebel, Buffalo. Y January 13-20 We still have ,cold weather. A few neighbors had it around 50 but it didn't get ,over ~his far. Ed Osloond is ,at the Fort Meade hospital in Sturgis having tests taken. Mrs. Dungey visited Mrs. Osloond Sunday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Gary Dungey ,were visitors Monday at the Kay Dun- geys. The George Willey family from ~Hulett were Sunday visitors at: the Steve Gets home. qMr. and Mrs. Steve Gets were Friday eve- ning vistors at the Gary Bren- gle home. JMr. and rMrs. Frankie Pearson accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Gets to ,the annual S.W.C.S. meeting in Sundance Tuesday evening. Mr. and Mrs. ttenry Pickerd visited Mary Lebo at Billy Ben- sons in Belie Fourche and Mr. and ,Mrs. Alhert Pickerd in Sun- dance Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Ge, orge Johansen, Spearfish spent Monday evening at tile A1 Nelson home. They brought a birthday cake out for Fern's birthday. Mr. and Mrs. A1 Nelson attended the Soil Censer- vation annual meeting in Sun- dance Tuesday evening. Elmer Roth spent 2 days at the Nelson home- Mable Wood, Fern Nel- son, and Mrs. A1 Nelson called on Julia Heetland Thursday after- noon. Mr. and ~Mrs. Nelson and Fern spent Sunday afternoon at the George LRipley home. Mrs. .Ripley isn't very well. The Birt,hday Club met at the Al ,Nelson home Friday afternoon. ,Mrs. Nelson and IMrs. Frankie Pearson were ~hostesses. Birthdays T[yoming's SiX Mental Health Regions & /F/enfal Health Centers Dr. Ned Tranel, Executive Di- rector of the Northern Wyoming Mental Health Center ennounced Ntet the six community mental health centers serviing the State of Wyoming are proposing a total budget for 1969.71 of about one million dollers. The state will be asked to make available el=out $441 thousand of the~ totel with local resources providing ~9 thou~nd and fed- eral programs $91 thou~nd. Fifteen of the state's twenty- three counties, with 84 percent of ~ state'= population have mentol health services. Some of remaining eight counties are currently attomt~ing to organize such service=. The growth of Wyoming's Com. munity Mental Health Program con be seen from the growing number of clients served: 1962--- 984 1966---2,980 1963--1,950 1967---3,044 1964~2,821 1968---3,378 "Commu,nity b a s d m n t a I health services, with joint state, federal and community financing is relatively new. Only few short years ego our State Hoe. pltal at Evanston was the only facility available to cltizens of Wyoming, end the State had to bear the entire cost of operating ths hospital," Dr. Trinel recalls. The Wyoming Department of Health is designated by law as the State Mental Heolth Author. Sty. The Director of the Mental Health Division of that depart. honored were those of Fern Nel- son and Mrs. ,Gayle Weaver. Court W,hist was played with p,rizes go- ing to Mrs. Weaver, lMrs. John Moline and ~rs. Alfred .Hu~tehin- son. A .card and gift of money was given to Mrs. Weaver and Fern. Lunch was served. A get well card was signed and sent to Nancy Pearson in the hospital. Mrs. Alfred Hutchinson and Leon visited Mr. and IMrs. Gene Robinson Sunday, after church. The Alfred Hutehinsons went to the wrestling in Sundance Satur- day afternoon, tMike pinned his man. John and John Jay Kirk were Sunday afternoon callers at the Alfred ttutehinsons. Mr. and Mrs. A1 Nelson and Ru:th Frolander were callers at the Bob IIutchinsons this week. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bushby and Bryce were last Saturday- Sunday visitors at the 13oh Hutch- insons. The Aladdin ttomcmakers Club met at the ,John Alexander home Wednesday afternon. Nancy Pearson was taken to the hospital by ambulance early Fri. (lay morning. She is improving ag this writing. Mrs. Vrankie Pearson called al the Lloy(l Viergulz home Friday evening. She :was in Belie Fourche to see Nancy Pearson Saturday afternon. Mr. and Mrs. Frankie Pearson and Chuck call- ed at the 3ohn Whalens Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Pearson and Jean Carlson attended the County Farm ,Bureau board meeting in Sun- dance Saturday evening. Jan~ Carlson ,wen~t to the game and the Sock Hop. :Mr. and Mrs. Gordorr Shoemaker had dinner at the Pearsons Sunday and left Kelly to spend the week while Mrs. Shoemaker thas ,her finals at the college. Chuck ~Pearson spent Sun- day evening with John ,Pearson, Callers at Pears.ons ,this week were Mrs. Lloyd Viergutz and Daviett and ,Mrs. 'Gary Brengle and ,children and Debbie Deyoe. Eddie York and Jean Ca rlsor~ spent Tuesday in Rapid City, They visited Mr. and Mrs. Abe ,Blumen,thal. Dick Oeyoe and chil- dren were Thursday visitors. Dick had lunch at Carlsons Friday. IMr. and Mrs. Ernest Leitner ,were afternoon visitors. Mr. and ~Mrs. Ed Wyatt and Kent were Sunday dinner guests at the Carl- sons. ,Fq /' ~'( ( t V, :Me the to hel their needs. Region 2 --- Weston, Crook, Cempbell, dofm~n and Sheridan Counties -- is served by the Nor- thern Wyomring Mental Health Center under a decentralized plea, unique Ln Wyoming as well as the whole nation. The compre- hensive program is staffed by to the ixxpulation with a resid4mt full.time professional and a secre- tary in each county seat except Sundance. Sund&nce (population 992) has a secretary and three of the staff that serve this commun- ity on a weekly besis. ~By Kenneth Canfield, el 4: Chairman Cou] ATTEST: Francis Hejde, l~ County Clerk. :, '~he :~ ley; Febz ": :and THE SUNDANCE TIMES., ~ng, Sund;ance, Wyo. Jen. 23, 190~! in-el Absent, Leslie W. Hauber. Als~ 17. ,present, Gerald W. Popham, maY' or of Sundanee; Cecil K. I-IugheS, .~lkL iCoun~;y Attorney; Francis ,Hejde,, ~'~" Courtty Clerk. r Gerald W. l~opham ,gave a res' the u:me of a meeting held in GII' Job~ lotto, Wyoming, Jan. 9, 1969 bl laelC the Administrator of the Gove~ inst nors planning Committee o~ Dur Criminal Administration to co~r F: 91y with ~'ublic La~ 90-351 90t~ cers Congress, H. ~t..5037, enacte# June 19, 1968 and cited as tla~ ~the Omnibus Crime Con,trol and eern Rec~ Safe Streets Act of 1968." ~ua ,It was regularly moved a~~, men unanimously carried that Geral0 S ke~ W. ,Popham and Leslie W. Hs~'A ber ,be appointed as Crook Count: rner .Representatives to region IVCor~ corn,posed of .Sheridan, Johnso~ grat ment provides supervision of ad- slx full time mental health profes- .Campbell, Crook and WestO; ~)ies ministration, liaison of programs sionals.--paychletrist_ director, _.2 Counties of The .Governor,: and consutetion services for thepsychologists, 2 psychiatric social Planning Committee on Crimi~l 9ro~ community centers, workers and a psychiatric nurse-- Administration of ~che State 0t ~ar~~ There is considerable local au- plus pa.rt.time supportive stoff Wyoming. tonomy in our state's mental and clerical help. This programNo further 'business comiC]on~ed health center programs. The provides a full range of directbefore the Board, it was mov in Board of Directors of each of and indirect services to the five- and carried to adjourn :to me e~ these centers represent a cross county area e~d a wide variety of in regular session Feb. 4, 1969 ~ ~lud section of their local communi- individual end group psychother- conduct usual County ~usiness. ~3oo1 ties, and they determine the kind apses. Board of Crook C ounCy ~is of program most appropriate to Staff is allocated in proportion Commissioners by Session. Present Kenneth Ca~" ed field, chairman; 'Robert Wenande,: the 2:30 o',aloek P.M. ed The ,Board of County Commie' in sioners met this day in Special ~. PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD ite"l OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THE COURT HOUSE AT "the SUNDANCE, CROOK COUNTY, she WYOMING by Office of the Cotmty spo Commissioners ,,va~ Jan. 14, 1969 ~nit