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Page 15 - Thursday, July 16, 2009 "WHERE THE KID GOT HIS NAME" The Sundance Times Man falls from tower By vonna Schelllng A New York man was life flighted to Rapid City Re- gional Hospital after a fall on Devils Tower last week. The man and a friend, whose names have not been released, were climbing the west face of the monu- ment on Monday, July 6, when the accident occurred. According to Devils Tower personnel, the pair was climbing the E1 Matador route and was about one pitch away from the summit when the lead climber fell approximately 30 feet. It&apos;s thought that the fall might have been caused by a normal rock detachment. Climbing ranger Mike Benning described the climb- ers as "very experienced. They knew what they were doing. Climbing is inherently dangerous and these climbers knew the potential for falling." Benning said the climbers were outfitted with the proper climbing gear and were wearing safety helmets. He addedthat the route they were on is a popular route but is not a normal summit for the average climber. "Only the very experienced usually try to summit there." After the incident, the climbing partner says his friend was unconscious for a brief but unspecified amount of time. After he regained consciousness, the two men rappelled down the Tower and the partner assisted the injured party to the trail. At that point, it's reported that the injured man walked of his own accord to the visitor's center where he intended to get a drink of water and use the restroom. While walking across the parking lot, the injured climber was noticed by Benning and law enforcement officer Joe Stivers, who were working in the office area of the visitor's center. On noticing his climb- ing gear and blood, the first responders brought the man in for an assessment. When his climbing Pine Haven Chamber of, Commerce to host golf tournament fundraiser Golfers from all over the country will meet on the links in Crook County this summer for the 1st Annual Pine Haven Chamber Golf Tournament, scheduled for Saturday, July 25 at the beautiful Keyhole Country Club overlooking Keyhole Reser- voir in Pine Haven, Wyoming. This venue provides the Chamber with the perfect spot for our golf fundraiser event where you ,eaa test your golf skills with the best of the best. This year's tournament is a "Golf Schamble." A Schamble is a type of golf tournament that combines elements of a scramble with elements of stroke plav. Like in a scramble, all members of a team (three in this tournament) tee off and the best ball of the three tee shots is selected. All players move their balls to the spot of the best ball. From this point, the hole is played out at stroke play, with all members of the team playing their own ball into the hole. This Golf Schamble will be played with full handicaps to make sure weaker players contribute to the team score. The team score will be the two low balls of the group. In addition to the prizes for the flights, the tournament will include sponsor awards for Closest to the Pin (men's and women's), Longest Drive (men's and women's) and Longest Putt on the Green (men's and women's). There will also be a pre:tournament Calcutta, starting at 9 a.m., with two places paid per flight. The Chamber Schamble is the second largest Chamber fund- raiser this year. Proceeds go towards the Chamber's operation and event needs. We appreciate your support and are looking forward to a great golf event this year. The cost of the event is only $60 per player or $180 per team (tax-deductible); which includes green fees. Interested players and threesomes of men, women and co-ed teams are invited to join their family, friends and playing partners for a fantastic day of fun, festivities and fundraising for a good cause. For .registration information, contact Keyhole Country Club (307) 756-3775 or Bob Suchor at (307) 567-3817, or send an e-mail to dottaylor@att.net. Inyan Kara Creek temporary road closure announced The bridge on Inyan Kara Creek Road is being replaced be- tween the intersection of HKay and Inyan Kara Creek to the first corner, 0.65 mile east. Temporary closure will be between July 17 - August 10, 2009. No detour will be set up. Alternate routes are suggested. New Haven Family N2ht this Sunday Family Night at New Haven Community Building will be held Sunday, July 19. Auction preview will begin at 4 p.m. with a community auction to begin at 5 p.m. A potluck supper, games and activities will follow the auction. All proceeds from the auction go to repair and maintenance of New Haven Community Building. te of Western TIMES I Impossible Cheeseburger Pie Submitted by Opal Oudin 1 lb. ground beef Topping: 1 cup finely-chopped onion 1 cup milk ½ tsp. salt ½ cup Bisquick I cup shredded cheddar 2 eggs cheese Cook ground beef and onion; drain. Stir in salt. Spread in greased 9" pie plate; sprinkle with cheese. Stir Bisquick, milk and eggs until blended and pour into pie plate onto the beef. Bake at 400 ° for 25-35 minutes or until a knife comes out clean. Crook County CattleWomen Recipes I Brought /',.C'<Z.-. to you L;J" partner finally descended with the climbing equip- ment, Benning and Stivers were able to get more of the story. At that time, the Hulett ambulance was summoned to transport the injured man to the Crook County Memorial Hospital where he was further assessed. He was then transported by life flight helicopter to Rapid City, South Dakota, where he remained in ICU for several days. He reportedly sustained a head laceration, elbow contusion and back injuries, among other injuries. "These climbers were using the proper amount of protection," stressed Benning. "This fall was a natural occurrence; a bad experience through no immediate fault of their own. When you do these types of extreme sports, you can do everything right and still get hurt. That's just the way it is." National Park Service to Waive fees this weekend Devils Tower National Monument Superintendent Dorothy FireCloud invites the public to visit Devils Tower National Monument for the second of three fee-free summer weekends announced by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar earlier this year. On Saturday, July 18, and Sunday, July 19, the National Park Service will waive fees for entry to all sites that charge entrance fees, including Devils Tower National Monument. In addition to viewing the Tower, visitors are invited to explore more than seven miles of hiking trails, picnic along the Belle Fourche River, sit and watch the prairie dogs, or attend a ranger-led interpretive tour to learn more about what makes Devils Tower special. Please check with park staff at the Visitor Center for further information and schedules for these programs. The third and final fee free weekend of the summer will be August 15-16. National Public Lands Day (September 26) and Veterans Day (November 11) will also be fee-free days, as they have been in past years. It is important to note that the fee waiver does not include other fees collected in advance or by contractors, such as fees charged for camping, reservations, tours, and concessions. More information on the fees and discounts can be found at http://www.nps. gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm. The National Park Service website provides information to help the public plan their park ad- ventures at www.nps.gov. For further information, please contact the park at 467-5283. Social Security A "Congratulations" Card for New Brides By Kathy Petersen, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Rapid City Weddings are in season at this time of year. If you plan to exchange your maiden name for a married name including hyphenated names such as Smith-Jones be sure you let us know. Telling us about your name change shortly after your marriage will help us accurately keep track of your earnings and will ensure that you and your family get the Social Security retirement, disability or survivors benefits you're entitled to. Also, ff the Internal Revenue Service and Social ecurity records do not show the same name and Social Security number, your federal income tax refund could be delayed. If you continue to use your maiden name consistently throughout your working years, you do not need to contact us. There's no need to pay a third party to mail in the information for you. Changing your name with Social Secnarity is a quick, ea and fi'ee service. Just go online to www.socialsecurity. gov/ssnumber and click on "Print  Application Form SS-5." You also can call us at 1-800-772-1213 or visit your local Social Security office to obtain the form. Well need the completed applicatiort _alg{th. either your marriage cate showing your old and new names or two documents, one showing ead name, You can bring 'mail these documentsto us. So remember: ffyou are getting married and changing your name, let us know. You may already have a slew of cards congratulating you, but we'd like to send you a new card of our own. 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