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SCHOOL ON RIFLE PIT DIVIDE ~ Flint was teaching school at the Rifle Pit south of Beulah in 1899. She asked her students to llne up in front of the and she took their picture. This survived as the earliest record of Pit School. pictured in back row from left to right Howcs, John Gardner, Bessie Smith Left to right in front row are: S~lth, Jennie Smith, Clarence Gardner Smith. SChool on Rifle Pit Divide was in continu- from 1899 until around 1912, when it a few years due to lack of students. It 1914, and stayed open until its 1970, when District 8 was consoli- ~Ith District 1. The schoolhouse the group in front of in 1899 is now located on Ranch. A new school was built and this school was moved to three 1959 the schoolhouse was to within half a mile from the original sold and moved when I. N g Home at the Crook County g Home for the week of July were: Brown, Joann Butts, Kelly and Rayan for Effie Conzelman, for Lar- NormaAltaffer Fred and Doris Mae Baker; Mae Baker; for Mae Baker. Earl and esPerson from Sturgis, SO; Henry Haman, SD and Fred and S.D. and Irene Snider were in and visited all the Church for church Red with residents. Ity students at BHSU and records of_ State University that 220 students uirements to gradu- end of the 1995 spring students who re- were: Vickie Pad- BSED in Bus,- John Phill/ps Ill, BS in Composite Busi- Sundance, MS in and Instruction; Ma- Sundance, MS in Mary ~tUndance, MS in Cur- and Instruction; Jean Sundance, BSED in Is Education; Eugene BS in Biology; , BS in Psy- Solyst, Sundance, Laud in Math- Sundance, in Composite Bust- retires G&F service game warden for district, retired of service with the and Fish Depart- his G&F service Cheyenne. He a clerk in accounting, license sales before i.i!~!iii ,iiiiiiii~, i ii i;iili /i i/ One room schoolhouses have about become a memory in Crook County, as have all the people pictured in this photograph. In 1887 there were twenty-eight one room schoolhouses in the county, and by 1914 the number had grown to 110. Today, only two one room schoolhouses remain: Homestake School north of Hulett and Four Oaks School north of Aladdin. An interesting story is related on the naming of Rifle Pit Divide: In 1876, a group of emigrants known as the "Montana Party" were traveling east to the Deadwood Gulch area to Join in the Black Hills Gold Rush, when they began noticing alarming numbers of Indian signs. They decided it would be best to stop and set up camp close to the top of the divide. The group dug twelve rifle pits that were approx/mately four feet deep and four feet wide. The Indians never di~ attack, and the group continued on their way the next morn- ing. Today, only one of the rifle pits is still visible, one hundred yards or so from where the original schoolhouse once stood. Dixie Boyle Crook County Museum starting his enforcement career In 1965 in Thermopolis, He was also stationed in Sundance before transferring to Laramie in 1980. "Jim is one of the most person- able employees the Game and Fish has ever had," said Gregg Arthur, wildlife supervisor for southeast Wyoming. "He would always take the extra time to deal with people in a caring, concerned and inter- ested way." Johnston earned an associate degree in law enforcement from Casper College. He also attended the University of Wyoming. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army, Army Reserve and Wyoming Army Na- tional Guard. Johnston is a member of several lodges and conservation organiza- tions. In 1972, he was named 'Wyoming Peace Officer oftheYear" and "Hot Springs County Law Enforcement Officer of the Year." Johnston will continue to reside in Laramie. Program for Wyoming babies now available Best Beginnings for WY Babies Program Is now available in all of Crook County, through the Public Health Office In Gillette. Best Beginnings is a service pro- vided to pregnant women of all ages and incomes. The goal is to help improve pregnancy outcomes by providing assistance to thee pregnant woman in getting to early and ongoing prenatal care. If anyone is pregnant and needs assistance getting into prenatal care, or with transportation to doctor appointments, the Best Beginnings Program may be able to help. Other programs available through Best Beginnings are: * Funding for Well-Child Exams during the first year of life. * Parenting classes for teenage parents. * prenatal classes for teenagers. * Prenatal home visits if necessary. * Transportation assistance for above mentioned programs. The Best Beginnings nurse will be in Crook County on the third Wednesday of each month. Anyone wanting to discuss any of these programs can set up an ap- pointment by calling 307-682- 7275. DON'T LET YOUR COMPETITION GET THE JUMP ON YOU! ADVERTISE IN THE CLASSIFIEDS! Fair admission fees clarified Children under 9 years of age and workers will be admitted free to the rodeo at the Crook County Fair on August 12 and 13. However, con- testants will have to pay admission at the gate. In a story about the Crook County Horsemen's Association in last week's paper, it was incorrectly stated that contestants were free. The admission to the rodeo is $3.00 for adults and $I.00 for children over 9. Parenting classes will be held in Gillette There will be a series of parenting classes for teenagers (or PARENTEEN) offered at the Campbell County Health Depart- ment for residents of Campbell and Crook Counties. Transportation assistance is available for Crook County residents. The classes will run on Tuesday nights from 7 p.m. to9 p.m. through August 29. There will be a drawing for a $I00 gift certificate for the person who attends the most classes. Baby-sitting will be pro- vided as well. Issues discussed will be: Parenting skills, nutrition, health/safety, baby care basics, well child exams/immunlzations; contraception, community re- sources, recognizing post-partum depression, using the library, fur- thering one's education, and bud- geting on a low income. Anyone wanting more informa- tion on the classes can call 307- : ~,~,~,~,~,~%~,~,~,~,~,~ = JULY 27, 1995 ~ ~ANCE TIMES PAGE 7 SENIOR ~,'~ Norma Bernd will be the hostess ~ on August 2 CITIZEN MENU .; _. " 8UNDANCE Duplicate Bridge Club met July Monday, July 31 Rib barbecue, mashed potatoes," peas and carrots, roll. pineapple upside-down cake. Tuesday, August I 18 with a two and one half table Howell movement. Claudls Carr and Bob Beaudoin placed first. Floyd Carr and Harold Bernd tied with Maxine Wegner and Don Helnzen for second place. Pepper steak, scalloped potatoes, " ....... mixed veggies, whole wheat bread, ~,~r,,~,~,~.~'~'~r~r~,~'~'~. carrot bars. I B&T Bridge Wednesday, August 2 Beef roast, mashed potatoes, I Club ,~.~' cranberries, peas, Ice creain, v~..~k.,~.,~..,~..,~k.~k~k-,~k-~k-~-~.-~k~.~k~ Thursday, August 3 ...... Barbecue chicken, tater tots, Susan Worthington hosted the broccoli, mixed fruit, roll sherbet. July 19 session of the B&T Bridge Friday, Aug,rot 4 "l~na loaf, baked potato, green beans, French bread, rice pudding. HULETT Sunday, July 30 Mr. Rib, steamed potato, broc- coli, ginger cookie. Monday, July S I Hamburger on a bun, vegetable soup, citrus fruit, cake with strawberries. Tuesday, August I Barbecue chicken, pasta/veg- etable salad, green beans, pears. Wednesday, August 2 Ham slice, oven potato, steamed cabbage, wheat bread, pear sauce. Thursday, August 3 Hamburger/macaroni casserole, peas/cauliflower, raisin bread, peach sauce. Friday, August 4 Fishwich with lettuce, cabbage slaw, bun, apple crisp. MOORCROFT Sunday, July 30 Roast turkey with dressing and gravy, mashed potatoes, peas and carrots, roll. Monday, July 31 Taco salad, refried beans, carrot sticks, mixed fruit, cherry cobbler. Tuesday, August 1 Pork patty, potatoes and gravy, spinach, peach cobbler. Wednesday, August 2 Taco salad, refrled beans, carrot sticks, mixed fruit, cobbler. Thursday, August 3 Liver and onions, baked potato, beets, fruit salad, oatmeal cookie. Friday, August 4 Chef salad with dressing, cream broccoli soup, chocolate pudding. Crook, Weston residents attend EMT classes here Eighteen residents of Crook and Weston counties recentlyattended the sixth in a series of Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) basic Transition classes held in Sun- dance. Attending were Terry McDaniel, Sandy Nelman, Baudann Phillips, Denise Rathbun, Sue Skrove of Hulett, John Barker, Linda Bianard, Jan Douglas, Keith Gould and Rends Lessman of Upton; and Wanda Blakeman, April Glick, Dr. Villano, Gene Meyer, Pat Molten- brink, Brian Moorhouse, Todd Seeley, and Linda Stagemeyer of Sundance. Presented by the Office of Emer- gency Medical Services (EMS), Wyoming Department of Health, the program introduces currently certified EMTs, paramedics, EMT instructors, EMT class coordina- tors. EMT evaluators, physician medical directors, and nurses to the Department of Transportation/ National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's revised EMT-ba- sic curriculum which will be mandated in all states. Assisting the EMS office with the class were Larry Jones of Gillette, Deanna Lindemann of Douglas, and LowellAmlotte and Becky Male of Sundance. The EMS office will be pilot test- ing several of the "revised" EMT curriculum classes this fall. To date, over 110 EMTs, para- medics, physicians and nurses have attended classes that have been conducted in Cheyenne, Gil- lette, Pinedalo, Thermopolis, Dubois and Sundance. For more information about the curriculum, contact the EMS of- fice at 777-7955. 682-7275. ,,, A nmn is rich in proportion to the things he can afford to let alone. ~Henry David Thoreau ,0antr// Club. Maxlne Wegner had the high score, Susan Worthington, second and Norma Bernd, low. Maxine Wegner, Marjorie Good- son and Jane Edwards were guests. Sheriff's Report July 23 Suspicious circumstances were reported at the Conoco station in Sundance involving parties from Gillette. Officers contacted the Gillette Police Department and learned it was an ongoing situation. A REDDI repo~ was called in. The person was stopl~d and Itwas found negative. Harassing phone calls were re- ported in the county. Officers stopped two residents to interview and get information on an investigation. Take a break ..... 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Authorized Dealer: B & B Sales Box 570 Sundance, Wyoming 82729 (307) 283-1550 iHappy 5Oth Anniversary Mom and Dad J :,AM 1450 - ~. ~ SUNDANCE NEWS With Dick Sackett Men. - Fri., 8:30 A.M. Saturday, 8:50 A.M. HULETr NEWS !,~ With Freida Dent Monday - Wednesday - Friday, 8:40 A.M. 3:10 P.M. - Wyoming News in Agriculture, M - F: This program is designed exclusively for Wyoming listeners, to give farmers in the "cowboy" state an in-depth review of the issues and events that effect Wyoming Agriculture. Feature interviews with key newsmakers are regularly included in this report. Virgil and Ruby Schlup are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married August 6, 1945 in Custer, S.D. and have resided on their ranch south of Sundance since then. Th(tir children would Hke to honor them with a card shower in remembrance of their 50th. Relatives and friends may send cards to P.O. Box 551, Sundance, Wyoming 82729. COW POKES By Ace Reid \ \ I N OWNED, BANK! HERE! "Well, I see you're twin' fer another loan." BANK AT HOME! WE'RE A LOCALLY COMMUNITY RE-INVEsTMENT DECISIONS ARE MADE RIGHT E~ch depositor |nsun)d to $lJil),000 FDI Sundance State Bank Phone 283.1074