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PAGE 2 THE SUNDANCE TIMES .... JULY 27, 1995 M SUNDANCE TIMES 311 Main, P.O. Box 400, Sundance, WY 82729 Telephone 307-283-3411 Continuing The Crook County News Publication #USPC 526-720 Second Class Postage Paid at Sundance, Wyoming 82729 Entered as Second Class Matter l'n the Post Office at Sundance, Wyoming 82729 Member National Newspaper Association The Sundance Times is a legal newspaper for all publications Telephone: Area Code 307-283-3411 Published Every Thursday by M SUNDANCE TIMES, INC. Howard Alien, Publisher - Jim Allen, Office Manager Deanna Ericsson, Typesetter NOTE: If changing address, please include former address. Also give zip code, box or street address. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The Sundance Times, P.O. Box 400, Sundance, Wyoming 82729 SUBSCRIPTION RATES To P.O. Addresses in Wyoming and Butte, Lawrence and Carter Counties, $15.00 per year. To P.O. addresses outside Wyoming, $17.50 per year. Minimum Subscription, 6 months - $9.50 POSTAL REGULATIONS REQUIRE TI-IAT SUBSCRIVrIONS BE PAID IN ADVANCE DEADLINE: 5 P.M. MONDAY OF WEEK TO BE INSERTED WANT AD RATES: 20 per word each insertion to be paid in advance. MINIMUM CASH INSERTION $2.50 MINIMUM CHARGE INSERTION $3.50 CLASSIFIED DISPLAY per column inch $5.00 CARD OF THANKS $4.50 EXTRA LONG CARD OF THANKS $9.00 PUBLISHER'S NOTE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination. The newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are informed that all dwellings advertising in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. by Kenda Fuhrmann Ever since I was a young child, I was taught to respect people older than myself. I even had to respect my older brothers who picked on me all the time. Now that I look back on it, I realize that I got respect from those people I respected. BuL everything today has changedl What has happened? I still believe in treating people older than myself with respect. I'm even that way to people younger than me. But, the younger generations seem to be a bit different than that. I'm not saying all of the generations that are younger, arc disrespectful. I Just have noticed a considerable change in the times we live in. For example, when I was in Junior hlgh school, I never would dream of backtalklng or being rude to the upper classmen. Now that I am an upper classman in the high school, I see how outspoken and straight forward some of the kids are. It Just stuns me, because I never would have dreamed of saying to an older person some of the things those kids say. Maybe it isn't all a bad thing. At least kids are starting to speak their mindsl But, I guess I was raised the "old fashioned way." Now that I'm one of the "older" people, I kind of would like a little respect. And I do get it sometimes. It's Just that it doesn't happen very often. I sort of like the "old fashioned" way of llfe. Just as the kids of today are different, the adults are changing too. Again, not all of them, but some. They aren't getting the respect so they are not glving iL It is sort of like a never-ending cycle. To recelve, you must first be able to give. So what can we do? I guess the only thing to do is to teach respect to children while they are young. If they see adults and older kids doing it, they tend to follow their ways. It can be changed, if we start nowl What we do today does, and will, affect tomorrow. NEWS BOX [Cont. From Page 1) Fairgrounds closure during fair week Due to problems in previous years, the Crook County Fairgrounds will be closed to the public from I I p.m. to 6 a.m. the week of Fair. There will also be security on the grounds during this time. 8iisstatsf#isita8~0f#8~iis~ijss~8i8isso~i0sssi~issO~ess8s8@8sses~*~*@*~*~ Aladdin Days will be held Aladdin Days wilt be held July 30 at the Aladdin Park across from the Aladdin Store. There will be a potluck picnic at 12 noon with drinks furnished. Dorothy Greenwood will provide the afternoon entertain- ment. All are welcome to attend. members plan can crushing Attention band members: Help is needed to crush cans. Meet behind the Htgh School IV at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 27. Land mm plamaing meetlag The Crook County Land Use Planning Committee will hold a public meeting Tuesday, Aug. 1 at 7:00 p.m. at the Beulah Community building. Everyone welcome. ****************************************************************************** Fair entries due in place Aug. 8 All non-animal 4-H, FFA, and Open Class fair exhibits are due in place Tuesday, Aug. 8 between 9 a.m. and 1 1 a.m. Hulett church hosts sing-along First Baptist Church, 127 N. Hwy 24, Hulett is hosting a sing-along and picnic on Sunday, July 30 from 6:30 p.m. until 7:45 p.m. It features favorite hymns, contemporary music, and gospel songs with a bluegrass- country flavor. Everyone is invited to attend. Refreshments follow. Picnic begins at 5 p.m. on the church lawn. Bring your own picnic supper. For more information, call Pastor Anita Holmes at 307-467- 5779. ***************************************************************************** Kiwanis Krazy Klutter Day planned The third annual Kiwanis Krazy Klutter Day will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 12. The club will provide tables and cleanup for $ I 0 a table. Call 283-2163 for pre-reglstratlon. ***************************************************************************** Commun/ty jazz band to perform The Sundance Community Jazz Band will give a concert in Sundance at the courthouse gazebo on Friday, July 28 at 7 p.m. Bring your own blankets or lawn chairs. Everyone is invited. ***************************************************************************** What small potatoes we all are, compared with what we might be] ~Charles Dudley Warner 8undance Girl Scouts are shown presenting custodian Peggy 8ymonds with tea towels for the courthouse community room kitchen in appreciaton for use of the basement for meet- i~gs and ceremonies. -- School Board: (Cont. From Page I) ,~ does not allow negotiation oftultion but that they wlll pay tuition for Wyoming students being educated out of state. Discussion was held concerning the 1995-96 budget set by the County Commissioners. l~uts in the Road and Bridge Department could mean problems with snow removal during the winter. It was felt that principals will need to make adjustments regarding standards for closing school so that there will not be a lot of lost days. Each of the three elementary schools has been awarded grants, most of which will be used for technology equipment. Hulett re- ceived $61,575; Moorcroft, $30,290; Sundance, $38,363.08. The applications for the grants were written by groups of teachers from each of the schools. Some of the funds are being budgeted for a Home/School Coordinator for Hulett and Moorcroft and an After School Study Skills Coordinator for Sundance. The remodeling project at the Sundance Elementary Sche~l is going well. The north pod is nearly complete and the school cleaning crew will begin cleaning and mov- ing in. If the other areas are done by August I, the company will receive its early bonus. All of the administrators will be attending the Maurice Wear Insti- tute of Law this summer in Laramie. They plan to stay an extra day to meet with University of Wyoming staffto discuss staffinservice and other issues. Attorney Mark Hughes gave an update on the Morgan lawsuit. He said that the insurance company is doing a good job. The depositions have gone well, and the trial is set for September 17, 1995. Hughes also distributed a copy of the district's proposed gun policy, the Wyoming Statute dealing with it, and "IYacy Copenhaver's model deadly weapon policy. The policy will be presented at the August meeting for board approval. The annual picnic provided by the board at the beginning of the school year was discussed. The question of increasing attendance by rotating the site of the picnic was raised. The board decided to again ask Reynard and Alice Mills to host the picnic this year. s" ~.-.v.:_~,l~4.e..~d,~/(.% The world's highest waterfall is Angel Falls in Venezuela--its total height is 3,212 feet. A! by Senator AI Simpson Dear Ah I was disappointed to hear of your negative vote on Senator Rockefeller's amendment to the Senate Budget Resolution that would have channeled $100 billion of the anticipated "fiscal dividend" to Medicare. I sincerely hope party politics are not driving votes versus constituent needs. The solution to controlling Medicare costs is not reductions in the current system. The solution lies in aggressive yet appropriate and incremental reform. ]{.A. in Rivertoo Dear K.A.: I can assure you that my vote on the Rockefeller amendment was not driven by "party politics." This was only a decision as to how much we are going to let Medicare spending go up. I am very sensitive to the concerns you expressed in your letter. I am also more deeply troubled by the tremendous pace at which Medicare expenditures are increasing. Federal spending on Medicare -- not including the amount that beneficiaries voluntarily pay in Part B premiums -- has increased from $13 billion in1975 to $161 billion in the current fiscal year. In an effort to bring this unchecked spending under control, the seven- year budget resolution that was approved by the Senate on June 29 proposes that Medicare spending be limited to an annual growth rate of 6.4 percent -- instead of the 10 or 11 percent yearly growth rates that we have experienced in recent times. What this means is that annual outlays for Medicare would ~ from their present level of $161 billion until they eventually reach a level of $247 billion in fiscal year 2002 -- with obvious steady increases in each of the intervening years. I am well aware that these increases are smaller than those we have experienced in the past, but they for darn sure are not "cuts." Limiting Medicare to a 6.4 percent annual growth rote will require Congress to make some terribly difficult decisions. This goal should not be achieved solely at the expense of health care facilities and providers. Beneficiaries who are more "well-oft' must also do more to offset the cost of the Medicare coverage they receive. Currently, the Part B premiums that all beneficiaries pay cover only about 30 percent of the cost of the coverage they receive under Part B. In the recommendations that I submitted to the Entitlements Commission last year, I proposed that individuals with annual incomes exceeding $30,000 and couples with incomes exceeding $40,000 should pay a higher premium that represents more than just the 30 percent of their coverage -- if they choose to participate in Part B. This is but one example of the kinds of measures we must take if we are ever able to slow the growth in federal Medicare spending. If you have a question you would like Ai to respond to in his column, please send it to: "ASK AL" PO BOX 430 Cody, Wyoming 82414 Letters may need to be shortened because of space limitations. Lead abatement training offered Rocky Mountain cupational and Health announces Lead Training, Sept. 6-8 Abatement Training for 8l sors and Contractor, Sept'l Lead mspector TrainlngJ pants wlll learn to reco~ presence of lead hazards~ various x-ray fluorescen0 analyzers safely; to devel spection plans and condU spections; to keep accura~ detailed test records and # test results; to conduct abatement clearance inSl~ and to conduct and eV~ drinklng water tests. Persons interested in elt~ these courses should c01 Cheryl Williams, Emerge[ Mga~agement Coordinator at~ 2 3-2390 or write to P.O. I~~.I Sundance, WY 82729 for~ ment information. Left to right are Brownie Syre--ne Peplow, Junior~ Sara Yeadon, Peggy Symonds and C~dette Latlsha [ Peplow. LETTERS TO THE EDITO FesO~er ;he 4th ofcJiuly ,I ~ttended the talent show at the Blaa tiva in Rapid ty. A dy standing by me said in disgust. wonder If this will be another Christian song. That Christian d~ taking overt" ~lj Well, our Christian heritage is the reason we celebrate the 4th-~ Our forefather were all devout Christians and founded our c o jN Has freed~7,~7 r' that Christian rtghV ][ Bible,~ Christian principles. (Look it up ff you don't believe it0 Has forgotten how much blood was shed for our Christian Now it truly is the last days when they sa3 I hate to break it to everyone, but true Christianity, the Jesus, and the Holy Spirit, are right. And you'd better get right 0f be left when Jesus comesl He could come any minute. "Righteousness exalteth a nation, but sin is a reproach to any Proberbs 14:16. Jesus is coming, and before He comes He sald th~]r~ would get uglier and uglier. We're seeing it. '~roe unto them that~ good, and good evil..." Isaiah 5:20. Wake up, America! We need# of repentancel ~ Sincerely, Peggy K. Howard Dear Editor, Citizens of Crook County:. I would like to thank you for the opportunity to serve you employee of Crook County Road and Bridge. I would also like to ~a I should still be there after next month, but as you know, we got effective August 24, 1995. The commissioners are making a mistake by laying off so mal~_~ i[ -- the work Just will not get done anymore. They expect the rata c~,~ i clean their own cattle guards and culverts, mow their own gr~.u~ i plow their roads ffthey want to get out after a storm. The co~l~ i don t have a clue as to what is going to happen when it snoW~, ~ they get into the plows themselves. There will be at least t~,l~ l~i sitting at the shop because they lald offtoo many employees151 us made around $162,000.00; out of a budget of $575,000.00 a~1 think that is too much. Tl~e commissioners each make $10,500~ and get a travel expense ors 1,000 each per year. They have the tw-~ we do little for our money. I would like them to tell the peop~t~ county, how many hours they put in per month to Justify WI~~t j make. I've worked hard on this Job, and itwas not fun to go to ther meeting and get the run around on all our questions; plus toldW do anything all last winter. The commissioners want to get rid of~' ! and bridge and have done a pretty good Job already, with this bl~ I hope we don't have a bus load of kids stranded out there for the because they get stuck going home. But no matter what the s Ii0, the commissioners have a good answer to all questions. Are y,o~ edge of your chairs yet; wondering what it is? "I don't know.' 'I~ folks; that's the answer we got at the budget meeting. "I don't),~ some hard agree they have , decisions to make but to save $I 50:~ for a roof that isn t leaking, or $53,000.00 for a bridge they catl'!~ to put in... I think I would keep three more men on instead and/Pr~ people more service, wi. _,dl~ _.,4" We have a lot of people on our side, but we are on the side power; as the egos are not going to give in now that the decisio 1~'~ t made. They are selling a lot of equipment off, which I agree with, as they don't go overboard. IfI were a landowner and taxpayer in the county, I would be county commissioners. I'd be asking them, when my road goll~ te withon 0" . plowed?Will itbe the dayofthe storm or a week" is mot~ /i on eaeh area, itwlllbeaslowproeess.Butlisten, withallthe I4~ are saving on salaries, maybe they can hire contract help. Hal thanks again for the job, even though It didn't last as long aI~! ht it tot I Ed M. Lundell Dear Exlltor, .at~ The town of Aladdin Is home to twelve people, most of the~ or fixed income. The Aladdin Water District was formed In v~_~ ,- 1993 for the purpose of obtaining better water for these ~rlr ~P~ t ranchers and homeowners around Aladdin have good water a-- l l see the need to Join. ca~ ~ | The entire Water District consists of a general store, chiropractor's office, a private home, and a trailer park, all own " I family; one private home, and two empty lots. ~ d = The Water District's board of directors have been riddled wi~ lems from the start. By State Law, they must be sworn in al~ef~"'=' election, post several bonds, keep records, be audited annually,"l ~ landowners. To date, they have chosen to ignore the law. The Wyoming Water Development Commission, thru legislatlo~ Level 11~] in 1994 and 1995, has expended $300,000.00 so far in ...~,~ a consultant to do a feasibility study), and Level It (the drll Madison well) to benefit this District- At The Aladdin Landowners Against Madison Drilling petitio~llt.. Governor and the WWDC to halt the project and do an InveS~0r~] i since the WWDC and the Legislature were not given the,~t,l'| information as to the number of people who would . use the ~--',,e~l~, received no reply. Instead, last week the WWDC voted to contlt1:~ II. Several Commissioners voiced[ their concerns and did want t~~l to study the project, but they were outvoted..~k In February 1996, the WWDC will ask the Legislature fo~"r~ $14o,ooo.oo to complete this proJecL We do not disagree that the water in Aladdin smells bad. pot wells a ow ound water to seep in The wells could be new well drilled privately for about $10,000.00, much cheal# l: what the State is doing it for. The Aladdln Landowners Against Madison Drilling invite all W parties to contact us at 3961 Hwy 24, Aladdin, WY 82710. IfYV~~~ that this project must stop immediately please contact Gov. C~. ~'~ the WWDC c/o Mike Purcell director, and your Senators alad r'l sentatlves. Mrs. Jeanne Whaler 3961 Hwy 24 Aladdin, WY 82710 307-896-2397 Look to tile Timea clf~5 Want to make some quick $$$! Placing a classified ~d ~ Place an ad in clm=a|flod today! unwanted pemmml !t~l Call 283-3411. gold, It's easy, tonvem- ine~pmmt~e,