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Page 14 - Thursday, June 24, 2010 , Forest seeks equipment :&apos; Doesyour company have hea T equipment that could be used ibr prescribed fires and emergen- cies? The U.S. Forest Service is interested in contracting your services! The Black Hills National Forest is seeking heavy equipment such as heavy dozers, excavators, skidders, and transports to be used for prescribed fires, brush pile burning, fire rehabilitation, emergencies, and to be on call during hot days and dry weathe;. Local vendors have the opporu nity to register their equipment lor these needs. Registering will allow vendors to be contracted quickly during an emergency. Interested vendors who would like to register their equipment can receive information 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during the following clays: * July 6, Northern Hills Ranger District Office, Spearfish July 7, Supervisor's Office, C u .st er * duly 8, Mystic Ranger Dis- trict, Rapid City Important documentation to bring to the session in- cludes: copies of insurance ertificate, current vehicle registration, and commercial driver's license (if required). Appointments can be made lr each session by contacting Landra Chamberlain at (605) 303-4233 or Brenda Oster at I(,, i5) >73-9322. Walk-lns are al:;o welcome on the scheduled days. Dcndercsa and l00ar Fl00l=$11-t &iD CCSCI00DI $1=l00lll=$ "WHERE IHE KID GOT HIS NAME" Inyan Kara Homemakers The Inyan Kara Homemak- ers' dub met in the parish hall of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 Our guest, Lee Ann Ackerman, presented a program before the beginning of the meet- ing. She is the supervisor for the brand new Northeast Wyoming Welcome Center Included in her very interesting presenta- tion were the following items: the red roofs that we saw during construction are solar panels; the buildings are 'green', mean- ing they will generme their own electricity, etc.; the contractor has promised an opening date of July 4th; the planned Grand Opening will be July 16th; the center will be open year-round; there will be interactive displays for visitors to enjoy; local busi- nesses can be included for free in the booklet published by the WY Business Council and given to tourists. Lee Ann said that the staff is participating in the 'Des- tination Showcase'program and one of their main goals is to tell tourists of the many Wyoming places of interest that are not just on Interstate 90. Vice President Thelma opened the meeting and Dorothy led the group in the pledge of allegiance. Four members answered roll call by sharing kvhat trip she has always wanted to take'. We each then gave a thought for the day. The minutes of the previous meelmgwere read and approved as corrected. The treasurer stated that the balance remains the same as last month. There was no correspondence. Unfinished business: Fair Watch was mentioned, and we will talk more about this at our July meeting; the August and September hostess will be changed; we talked about our ooks for New Babies' project. New business: Dorothy brought a large supply of fabric that she hasbeen storing for the dub. It was decided that fabric pieces will be used to make small blankets and several took pieces for the project. There was no further business and the meeting was adjourned. We continued visiting while en- joying ice cream sundaes and chocolate alphabet cookies. Submitted by JoAnne Moore DONKEY CREEK IAZZ I:ESTIVAL At Gillette College Saturday, June 26, 10:00 am. to 10:00 p.m. 10:00 am .............. Big Horn Bi ,:;; 11:00 am .............. Big Horn Bi! [:3 : =:', Noon .................... Freddy Ro, /.+: = ;:: ii, Jazz Connection 1:00 pm ................ Keith Phillips S+ic, 2:00 pm ................ Chanman Roots 5and (Reggae) 3:00 pm ................ Scott Turpen Jazzier 4:00 pm ................ Jazz Educators Bi Band 5:00 pm ................ Ronnie Bedford l-rio 6:00 pm ................ Sunny Wilkinson wiih Ronnie Bedford Tno 7:00 pm ................ Calte Mambo (La> Jazz) 8:00 pm ................ Pam Phitlips T+io 9:00 pm ................ Jackson 6 (New Odeans Jazz) Sunday, June 27, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. 10:00 am .............. Keith Phillips Trio 11:00 am .............. Jackson 6 (New Orleans Jazz) Noon .................... Scott Turpe Jazz,+et I:00 pm ................ Pam Phillips Trio 2:00 pm ................ Black Hills Jazz Bard 3:00 pm ................ Freddy Rodriguez ar'd the Jazz Connection 4:00 pm ................ Chanman Roots ,and (Reggae) 5:00 pm ................ Jazz Educators Bg Bancl 6:00 pm ................ Ronnie Bedfo;d Trio 7:00 pm ................ Sunny Wilkinsop wial Ronnie Bedford Trio 8:00 pm ................ Calle Mambo (Latin Jazz) FREE for Everyone! The Sundance limes Gillette College: 302 @86 0254 300 W. Sinclair, Gillette WY 82718 Special thanks to the ( i, , ,, b!,! ,,c, l hc Campbell Count), Community Public Recreation District, and the Ha', io,, i i l  t:/ ',v,lc + fiw the Arts for helping make the DCJF possible. Driskill announces Senate District I candidacy At the bottom of every email Ogden Drisk- ill sends is a Wyoming bucking horse and a quote of Thomas Jefferson's: "A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take everything you have." The fifth- generation rancher from Devils Tower says that, : if elected, his priorities will be to reduce govern- ment spending, ensure private property rights and return local control to the counties. Speaking from the family ranch, Driskill stat- ed, "Wyoming's state budget has doubled in this past decade. We have squandered a large part of past year surpluses without leaving a legacy for future generations. It reminds me of the bumper sticker, 'Please, Lord, just one more oil boom. I promise not to --- this one away'. We need to reel spending in, while making sure our rural communities are not unfairly compromised." Driskill believes that the first task for a new State Senator will be to form solid working relationships built on trust with others in the legislature. This will be key to ensuring his abil- ity to achieve what is best for the First Senate District, which encompasses all of Crook, Nio- brara and Weston Counties along with parts of Platte and Goshen. "If elected I will do all I can to bring control of local issues back to the citizens of the coun- ties. Over the last number of years we have lost fiscal and rule-making control. The State of Wyoming is starting to act like a miniature Washington DC, consolidating dollars and con- trol in Cheyenne -- forcing rural counties, towns and citizens to compete with wealthier counties and larger population centers. It is high time to let local governments run their own affairs and if elected I will work to bring local control back to the grassroots." Driskill has extensive board experience serv- ing on many local, state and national boards, including two terms as regional vice-president for the Wyoming Stock Growers Association, State Committeeman for the Republican Party and on the boards of the Crook County Irriga- tion District, Land Trust Alliance, Partnership of Rangeland Trusts and the Wyoming Stock Growers Agricultural Land Trust. He received a Community Hero of Wyoming award for his work in saving the Hulett High School from the wrecking ball and its transformation into the Greater Hulett Area Community Center. In response to the announcement of Driskill's candidacy, U.S. House Rep. Cynthia Lummis stated, "Tough economic times call for com- mon sense and creative solutions: that de- scribes Ogden Driskill. Ogden's solid Wyoming values, coupled with his extraordinary vision, make him one of the most qualified and desir- able candidates for public office I know." Drisk- ill's ability to get things done and his leadership skills have not gone unnoticed. Driskill was in- vited to testify before the V S culture + esentation i n our , " " .... : ........... +;  r2vide "t  Committee, which recently cosol .. ...... , Ogden Driskill hearings throughout the country. He has been married to Rosanne Shoop Drisk- ill for twenty-eight years. Ogden and "Zannie" owned and managed the Devils Tower Trading Post for eight years and continue to operate a vegetation management business they estab- lished in 1982. Driskill took over management of the family ranch in 1990 and Zannie has been the postmaster at Devils Tower for 25 years. A graduate of Hulett High School, Driskill obtained an ag degree from Casper College and attended the University of Wyoming. The Driskills have three children. Andrea is an agriculture and special" education teacher in Upton where she is the FFA advisor. Katerie is student at the University of Wyoming and is employed at the Laramie Community Youth Crisis Center. Son Lincoln is a student at Sheridan College and is a past Wyoming State Wrestling champion. Providing quality educa- tion to Wyoming's rural youth is another issue Driskill intends to focus on if elected. "Small school funding needs to be addressed. While large schools are awash in money and offer every program and extracurricular activ- ity imaginable, small schools must privately raise money for students to participate in ex- tracurricular activities and offer only limited opportunities." Driskill says that he has always had an in- terest in Wyoming's state legislature and has watched it closely over the years. "I think Chuck Townsend has done a great job of representing Senate District # 1. When Chuck made the deci- sion not to run again, I received many calls and a lot of encouragement and decided the time was right for me to run. I thank everyone for the encouragement to pursue my heart-felt desire to help Wyoming remain strong and fiscally intact into the future whfle+ing it,&,eat place to live and enjoy I feel we need strong Mildred Durfee had high score when members of the B & T Bridge Club met at the home of Joyce Harmsen on Wednesday afternoon, June 16. Jeanne Wyatt was second and Vonda Lee, low. Cleo Roberts and Ms. Lee were guests. Norma Bernd will host the club next on July 7. DEADWOO D Gaming q00sort HIGHWAY 85 DEADWOOD PM - 700PM EVERY FRI. AND SAT. Earn 10 X Points and receive 10 X Rewards every Friday and Saturday night from 5 PM to 7 PM Be sure to insert your Club 76 card into any slot machine or give your Club 76 card to any table games or poker dealer, NOTICE SWIMMING LESSONS i+ , City ,;i!! be providing transportation to svimming lessons at the Spearfish !.crc; ion and Aquatics Center. Session 1 June 28th - ,luly 9th from 9:30 &m. to 10:00 &m. J ..-- July 1ti - 23rd from 9:00 a,m. to 9:30 a.m. ,-,.,/ ;;, %J ") :# Kids must pr register at Sundance City Hall. dL-- / T  )!1.3 E. Main Street /hAill/),zN ,',, 283-3451 I1 "I/_ i,, .a: We would also like to ask for volunteers \\; k \\;? .,}') t, ,qd,2 the bus over with the kids. .\\; ) ,):!:} _- i'!::< cali City Hall at 283-3451 ; :i.:; ...... +"A. t, igr, up ,or swimming lessonsor  i?" " :'-",-"'-- if '/:: :!! intTested in volunteenng. ,:, *** Ot7 of Sundance Histod Steak House in dn featuring Certifi Angus Beef, Buffalo, Sliais and fine Wine and Spidts. Located on the border of Wyoming and South Dakota, right off 1-90, exit 205 307.643.7173 00anded Wine 00'mer Menu!: Cpa! Mine Friday, June 25 and Saturday, June 26 Head to Newcastle for lots of outd{mr fun and help raise funds for one of the biggest fireworks displays in the area held on Saturday; July 4 at the Weston County Fairgroundst + .... Sidewalk Vendors FREE BBQ ; .... Night at the FREE Ice Cream  "): i ':::': Museum FREE Popsicles :!::::  i 7:, " 5k Walk ] Run Mallo Trail Hike {{ ",:+ '+ { ' Parade 4-Wheeler Bed Races Trail Ride 4x4 Off Road Show Street Dance Retail Merchants Association - Making it Happen in Newcastle" Call Newcasth, Area Chamber of Commerce with Questions. (307)746-2739 Spon+on d in part  the Vvbston County Travel Commission.