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PAGE 6 THE 8UNDANCE TIMES JULY 27, 1995 lOOth birthday party set by Sundance State Bank The exact date In 1895 Is un- known, however, it Is believed that the present Sundance State Bank began operation in August or September of 1895. In recognition of its 100 years of banking service ' in the northeast region of Wyoming, the Board of Directors Is planning a celebration in September of this year. The bank began as a result of the partnership under the name of Rogers and Bush Bankers. With- out any laws to govern or regula- tions to abide by, J.W. Rogers and J.G. Bush were the partners who started taking deposits, lending money and paying interest as a bank in the fall of 1895. On Octo- ber 5, 1905 the bank formed a corporation and changed the name to the Sundance State Bank and held its first meeting of the stock- holders. There were 200 shares of stock and all stock was repre- sented. The first directors elected were J.W. Rogers, J.G. Bush, A.L. Ripley, C.W. Sackett and J.L. Propst. These individuals also owned all of the stock with a total capital investment of $20,000.00. When the bank incorporated it applied for a bank charter from the State of Wyoming and received Charter #30 on November 2, 1905. In 1914 the "old bank building" was constructed of stone quarried from the nearby Bear Lodge Mountains. The old building is on the National Registry of Historic Places. It was replaced by the current building which has housed the bank since the fall of 1979. On October 15, 1921 H.G. Weare, Harry P. Ilsley and C.W. Ott pur- chased stock in the bank then owned byA.L. Ripley, C.W. Sackett and L.A. Brown. L.A. Brown had acquired his shares from J.W. Week of July 17, 1995 Speeding Robert Thompson, Rapid City, SD, 80/65, $80; Gall Bears, MooreroR, WY, 76/65, $55; David Smith, Bethalto, IL, 72/55, $26; Ray Inouye, Cupertino, CA, 76/ 55, $75. Albert Zdenek, Flemlngton, NJ, 75/55, $70; Steven Christensen, Boise, ID, 78/65, $65; Brian Peterson, Sflverdale, WA, 80/65, $75; Denny Shepard, Custer, SD, 74/55, $37. DanieIMedema, Delavan, Wl, 76/ 65, $55; Kumal Lucasse, Great Falls, MT, 78/65, $65; Jeffrey Brautigan, Plymouth, MI, 73/55, $29; Georgette Jones, Chicago, IL, 79/55, $90. "IYacy Ferring, Altanta, GA, 75/ 55, $70; Mark Lehman, Daleville, IN, 77/65, $60; Brent Chase, Grand Forks, ND, 77/65, $60; Michael Roemmich, Gillette, WY, 67/55, $59;' Jeannette Porath, Zetteminer, Germany, 75/65, $50. Fall to Obey Regulatory Buoys Mike Matteson, Gillette, WY, $50. Speed Too Fast For Conditions Rhonda Gearhart, Gillette, WY, $50. Drivers Log Violation Lee Anstead, Brazil, IN, $110. Fall to 8top at Port of Entry Harris Boquist, Portland, OR, $50; Benjamin Walter, Portland, OR, $50; Clyde Presnell, Brooks- vfile, FL $50; Deborah Moore, Gil- lette, WY, $5O. Overweight/Oversize Vehicle George Shepherd, Upton, WY, $100; Rick Riccardo, Sturgis, SD, $100; John Dawson, Newcastle, WY, $60. Inmtfflclent Number of LifeJackets Jason Hanson, Gillette, WY. $50. Driving Under Suspension Dennis Blaine Williams, Moorcroft, WY, $400. Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol David Hughes, Sundance, WY, Fine $750, Suspended $250, Court Costs $20, Victims Compensation $50, Jail 6 Months, Suspended, Probation 6 Months. BLM to offer 150-200 wild horses Aug. 12 The Bureau of Land Management will be putting up for adoption approximately 150 to 200 wild horses on August 12 in Rock Springs. All of the horses will have been wormed and given shots for flu, tetanus, sleeping sickness and rhino. Blood samples will be drawn for a negative Coggins test. To be eligible to adopt a wild horse, an application must be on file with the BLM In Rock Springs by August I. Applications are available from any BLM office, 'or write to Adopt-a-Horse Program, Bureau of Land Management, P.O. Rogers. The bank became known as one of the Weare Banks since Mr. Weare owned many banks In western South Dakota and North- eastern Wyoming. On January l 0, 1922 Harry P. llsley was elected President of the Board of Directors. He served in that posiUon Until his death on February 18, 1953. On January I, 1922 the Citizens Bank, which was located where the drug store is now, was consoli- dated with the Sundance State Bank. All of the assets including furniture, papers, etc. were physi- cally moved across the street on a quiet Sunday to the "old bank building". On March 22, 1928, Jay H. Durfee with experience in bank from Spearfish, South Dakota, New- castle and Moorcroft, was elected to the board of directors and cashier of the bank. He served as cashier until he was elected president in 1966. He served In that capacity until his death on September 30, 1977. Hls wife Elizabeth (Betty) is still a stockholder. The 1930's brought many changes to the country and to the bank. June 12, 1931 approval of the bank's application to the Federal Reserve System came. The bank is still a member of that system. No- vember 14, 1931 the Hulett State Bank was consolidated by agree- ment with the Sundance State Bank and on January 9, 1932, the American State Bank in Moorcrofl was consolidated. Through a great deal of effort by Harry P. llsley and Jay H. Durfee, the Sundance State Bank was able to remain open as others across the country began closing forever. With the death of Mr. Weare in 1933, Harry P. Ilsley and Jay H. Durfee along with J.E. Ackerman m, , Box 1869, Rock Springs, WY8290 I. Persons who wish to adopt a wild horse must be 18 years of age and have no prior violations or convic- tions of mistreatment of animals. They must also agree to provide proper care and not abuse the animals. On the first anniversary of adoption, they may apply for a Certificate of Title. If the regula- tions have been complied with, clear title to the animal is granted. Until title is issued the horse remains the property of the U.S. Govern- ment and may not be sold, traded or given away. Adequate facilities for the horses include 20x20' corral space per animal, a sturdy corral fence a minimum of 6' high, constructed with no sharp protrusions or other hazardous objects, and a shelter of some sort. For transporting the animal from the adoption site, a solidly con- structed 4-horse or stock trailer with a covered top and side-swing back gates is required. Halters and lead ropes must be provided. BLM wranglers sort, halter and load the animals into the trailers. The adoption fee is $12 5 per horse or mare with colt package. Payment maybe made in cash, moneyorder or certified check payable to the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior. Per- sonal checks must be approved by the clerk on duty. Horses leaving the county will need a brand inspection for $5 per animal. Those horses leaving the state will also need a health cer- tlflcate. Fall turkey license applications are due soon Applications for Wyoming's 1995 fall turkey hunting licenses will be accepted from Aug. 1 - Sept. 1. Application forms are available at Game and Fish Department offices and license selling agents throughout the state. Five of the state's eight hunt ar- eas will again be open to hunting this fall. Hunt area boundaries and season dates all remain the same as last fall's seasons. License numbers remain the same with exception of a reduction of 50 li- censes in area three, the Sheridan- Johnson area. Hunt area one, the Black Hills area, will be open Nov. 1 - 30 with 500 limited quota licenses avail- able. Four areas will be open from Oct. 1 - Nov. 30. They are: area two, the Laramie Peak area, including Converse County and the northern part of Albany County;, area three, the Sheridan-Johnson area In- cluding Sheridan County and the northern part of Johnson County; area four, the Goshen area In- cluding Goshen County and the eastem part of Platte County; and area five, all of Campbell County. License numbers are area one, 500 licenses; area two, 75 licenses; area three, 200 licenses, area four, 75 licenses and area five, 50 li- censes. and M.C. Roberts bought the shares of H.G. Weare and W.E. Dickey. This was the point in time that the llsleys and Durfees gained the majority interest in the bank. Harry llsley's son, John, became a Di- rector in 1935. He was elected president after his father died and served in that capacity until 1966 when he was elected chairman of the board. At 81 he still serves on the board and his wife, Helen, has also spent time on the board. In July 1946, a young man by the name of Frank Blakeman came to work at the bank. In the 1950's Jay Durfee's son, Dick, became active in the Upton and Sundance 'banks. Dick worked in Upton until 1964 when they moved back to .Sundance. Jay's other son, Jay Russell, was elected to the board in 1963 and remained until his death in 1971. Dick was then elected to the board. He became president in 1977 and served in that position until his untimely death January I, 1983. Having served on the board of directors and held various other positions, FrankW. Blakeman was elected president in 1983, where he serve until his retirement in January, 1987. Currently Harry E. llsley, John's son, serves as chairman of the board and has been on the board since January 1974. Evelyn Ebzery, John's daughter, has been serving on the board since Janu- ary 1987. Trudy Durfee, Dick's daughter, has been on the board since January 1993. James R. Durfee, son of Jay Russell, has been serving on the board since January 1982 and was elected president in January 1987. Activities are being planned for September 8 with the majority of activities taking place on Septem- ber 9. Area six (Yellowtail), area seven (Kaycee} and area eight 0.aramie County) will be closed during the 1995 fall season. Sheridan biologist Lynn Jahnke said the reduction of 50 licenses in Sheridan County is a result of landowners in the area having some concerns about turkey numbers. Wee cut back slightly from 250 to 200 licenses to address those concerns and to gradually increase turkey numbers," he said. He also reminded applicants that most wild turkey hunting is on private land and that hunters should be sure to obtain permission early. Applications will be received by the Wyoming Game and Fish De- partment from Aug. I until 5 p.m,. on Sept. 1. A drawing will then be held to determine the successful applicants. Resident applications must be accompanied by the $7 license fee and nonresident applications by the $40 fee. Bee Stings Every year millions of Americans are sting by bees or yellow Jackets at a picnic or at their favorite fish- ing hole. Most of the time it is a painful annoyance and nothing more. For those few Americans who have an allergic reaction called anaphylaxis, the result can be deadly. There are some things you can do to minimize your risk of being stung altogether. Sweet odors such as sugar, beer, pop, and after shave lotion can attract bees and wasps. Some of the scents in suntan lo- tions and cosmetics also attract them. That Is why it is a good idea to keep your food in closed con- tainers. Bees and yellow jackets are also attracted to bright colors such as light blues, yellows and reds. If you have had a successful day of fish- ing, the fish thatyou caught can be a tempting target for bees. If you are out for a hike, remember the yellow jackets like to rest in the ground, rotted trees or stonewalls. Honey bees like hollow trees, old homes and rock crevices. Homets and wasps like old houses and shrubs. The worst thing you can do is swat at them. A gentle brushing may work, although It is simply best to walk away. Unless they are agitated, they will usually leave you alone. Yellow Jackets, wasps, and bumble bees can sting you repeat- edly and leave venom behind each time. If you are stung, wash the sting completely with soap and water. An antiseptic will help pre-" vent infection. To reduce swelling, place ice on the area for about thirty minutes. Ibuprofen can also relieve swelling and pain. If you are sung by a honey bee, you will only be stung once but there will also likely be a barb stinger left behind in your skin. The bee's venom land often re- mains attached to the singer. The best way to remove the stinger and avoid pushing more venom into your skin is by gently scraping the stinger with your finger. If you pinch and try to grab the stinger, you will likely squeeze more venom under your skin. After removing the stinger, wash and ice the area. Some people are allergic to bee stings and they don't know it. They usually don't realize it until it is too late. Within seconds or minutes of the sting, they may feel dizziness or nausea. The chest or throat can constrict which makes it harder to breathe. The heart rate can speed up and become erratic. The lips, tongue and face might swell and their entire body can turn red. If a reaction like this happens to you after a bee sting, get to an emergency room immediately. For people who have had a reaction like this in the past, it is worth carrying an epinephrine auto-in- Jector. It is used for allergic emer- gencies. People with a known his- tory of significant allergies often carry epinephrine auto-injectors with them in their purse, car, or backpack. It is one way that people with allergies can enjoy a picnic while not being too afraid of who- ever might land on them. FS decision on Moon Stateline project appealed The Black Hills Group of the Si- erra Club, the Friends of the Bow, the Native Ecosystems Council, and Nancy Hllding have appealed the Forest Service decision on the Moon/Stateline Project. The Moon/Stateline Project is lo- cated 8 miles northeast of New- caste, Wyoming. The total project area encompasses approximately 9,729 acres and the decision in- cluded selective and selection harvest on 4,611 acres. According to the Decision Notice, the selected alternative was de- veloped with a high degree of pub- lic involvement that included 1 field trip and two public meetings. FIRy-six individuals, 8 organiza- tions and 4 government agencies commented on the proposed project. '%Ve are extremely frustrated," said Jim Hoxle, Resource Manager for Pope & Talbot in Newcastle. 'These groups didn't try to look for solutions by attending the field trip or the public meetings, and now they have the nerve to appeal the decision. Ranchers, sportsmen, tlmberinterests, snowmobilers, the Elk foundation, and Game, Fish and Parks all showed up and went toe-to-toe discussing their con- cerns. There was strong public support for this project. It appears that the enviro groups would rather hide behind appeals than work for solutions. And in the process, they continue to sabotage the health of Cool off these summer nights with "'"' ~000 DELECTABLE DELIGHTS! * Floats * Shakes * Sundaes only $1.25 from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday COUNTRY COTTAGEr_ v?2u r q...E. : - Fri., 8-9; Sat. 9-6; Closed Sun. \I~__~ 423 Cleveland 8undance Phone 283.2450 the Forestand the economic vitality ~e'funded by a grant from of local communities." Hox]e continued, "I hope that congress would look at the Moon/ Stateline project as an example of how the appeals process has got- ten completely out of control. Congress needs to take serious steps in reforming the whole pro- cess." DTCD completes Rupe Hill living snow fence Devils Tower ConservaUon DIS- trlct recently completed a three- row living snow fence on Roup Hill approximately three miles west of Sundance in June. The project was completed in cooperaUon with a local landowner, the district, NRCS, the Wyoming Department of Transportation and other local interests. Besides cooperation with the above groups, the project was mlng Department The main purpose of the is to trap blowing snow reaches the highway, placing the need for man-made woodet benefits such as q habitat and eye appeal will perienced. Also by the snow, the resulting from snow melt can be many ways. It can afford species of grasses better extended pasture or hay can also be mani drainage into a water cility for extended pasture or irrigation purposes. This project will provide County with an additional tional site for natural resources and tlon issues. NOTICE: Crook County School District is accepting for a part-time Chapter I teacher aide at Elementary. Computer experience and past or experience as a parent of a Chapter I preferred. Position is approximately 25 hours per for the 1995-96 school year only. Beginning rate is per hour. Closing date is August 7, 1995. Call or write for an application: Hulett Schools, P.O. 127, Hulett, WY 82720, telephone 307-467-5231. Crook County School District is an Equal O Employer. You' re Never Too Or Too Lucky To Go Without Health No one is immune to accidents or illnesses. That's why it's so important to have the security of a quality insurance program. Call me today for more information! i~.~, BlueCross BlueShield of Wyoming Susan An independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association AUGUST 1995 AUC~JST SCHEDULE OF CLINIC COVERAGE F(~ ~ St]NDKN~E CLINIC. ~ ARE NONI~ THRO FRIDAY 8:00am to 5:0OpL PLEASE CALb 283-2476 FOR ~ API~OINTMI~T. BOB ~INGS & DR. MARTI NO PATTI VOLL, NP & DR. VILLANO DR. VILLANO BOB CUMM IHGS & DR. t%~RT IN~ DR. VILLANO DR. PATTI VOLL, NP OR. ~erZNO ,i VOLL, NP BOB COYt4INGS,PAC PATTI VOLL, NP & & & DR. VILLANO DR. MARTINO DR. VILLANO BOB CL~RI~V~,PACPATTI VOLL, NP & & DR. MARTINO DR. VILLANO DR. V ILLANO PATTI VOLL, NP BOB CUMMINGS PATTI VOLL, NP & & & DR. VILLANO DR. MARTINO DR. VILLANO ~. VILL/~O ~. I~b~ ~o HARTI~ ~. DR. MARTINO DR. VILLANO A Note From The Sheriff: I have been Sheriff for approximately seven I want to update the citizens of Crook County ozZ activities of the 8herifl"s Office. My campaign comments to professionalize administration of the 8herifl"s Office included descriptions for deputies and othcr staff members, performancc standards, purchasing new patrol the deputies, implementing D.A.R.E. and McGruff In our schools and managing the resources effectively. Here are the results: We have written Job descriptions, as other law enforce agencies do, in or~ler to recruit, hire, and retain well lu stall in the future and provide discretion and incentive to who currently hold the positions. We have purchased five new patrol vehicles Th American-made Ford Explorers and one Ford Taurus" arc equipped with modern saTety features for high speed driving bags and anti-lock brakes} to protect our Deputies. our vetitcles were unsafe and costly to maintain. - We will be instituting the D.A.R.E. program in all element~c schools in the county be~lninl in Scotember Thmuahout .~ school year, a deputy will visit the schools as Me'ruff, "crime fighting dog". We were awarded a federal grant, $62,000, to staff one under Fast Cops Grant program for a period of three have applied for two more grants. If awarded, the firs: Universal Hiring Grant which will be used to staff one officer for three years. The second grant is called a Grant - it Is restricted to the purchase of equipment, and procurement of support resources. the grants total $I27,000 (let's keep our fingers crossed). We have cut the budget by $64,306.81. involved a reduction in force, as many other law and businesses had to endure to meet tou constraints. Personnel cuts are tough dec management to make. We have implemented community policing activities in all of the county (Have you met the deputies?) and w ~rk other law enforcement agencies to prioritize calls respond quickly to a variety of emergency situations, On behalf of my staff, I thank you all for on ways to Improvc our law enforcement serviccs. begin patrolling soon and hope to meet as many of can. If you have any questions or concerns, please at the Sherifl"s Office. Sincerely, Zackar Sheriff Zack