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Official Newspaper for Crook County, City of Sundanee and U.S. Land Office FIFTY CENTS PER cOPY trail monument, which was moT'ed r the Crook County Hlmtorical Society the rest area l~at~l at the ~t interchange, is now complete. plaque on the mmxttm~at ll~p- and the historical society purchased a m riI, s m q@, Ires Osrt, Jim IMSI gSOI Would appear to be a of reasons why some of around Sundance getting and However, one of the Problems is the lack of a base. the places rely on high college students for the summer right at of their business year. the employee r reduced. On person why. if other places a er Labor Day to r can't Sundance? -owner of Hurd's noted that when a couple labor pool is again re- they move away to that will pay expenses. who might otherwise to work at tlch as Texaco. that are prima- are service busl- traditionally have of the the situation, since work out of town at they can make more of those remaining Paycheck without putting effort to get it. as one iI !i ! !i new plaque. It was recently delivered and Stan Cliver, society treasurer, made the installation. The monument and the new plaque are shown here. Some workers object to working evenings and weekends, making it difficult for employers to cover the hours that the business Is open. Hurd noted that he works far more than the 40 hours a week that he asks his staff to put in. Those places that have the least problem have good starting pay and good benefit packages. Mike Mathis, at the Best Western Motel. said that they base their pay on performance adding bonuses as earned. They also have a good benefit package. These help to re- tain their staff, although they, too. feel the pinch when school starts, since theirs is a tourist business and the tourist season extends to Labor Day. Another factor that has emerged in the loss of the employment of- flee. Since it closed, there is no longer access to referrals and they have to depend on word-of-mouth to locate "employees. The main dis.advantage with that, is the lack of knowledge of the individual's work record. Helen Hubbard said that the situation is bad, that she doesn't know what to do. Although she advertises for help, she doesn't get it. She thinks maybe it should be discussed at the Chamber of Commerce. O Ford 4-door sedan. The other ve- hicJe was a Ford pickup driven by Kenneth Morris of Gillette. The information from the Highway Pa- trol indicated that Morris had a suspended Wyom/ng drivers llcense and a current license from Mon- were injured in a two- accident about 7 1996. to the Wyoming High- the accident happened r Divide. were in an '87 Photo by Howard Allen All in all, it would appear that some service bustriesses in Sun- dance do have problems getting sufficient staffwhere others do not. Some of the reasons are related to too few employees available, some to pay levels and some, appar- ently, to working conditions. Hubbard's suggestion may well be a starting point in solving the problem. Aladdin rodeo queens named On August 17 the Aladdin Rodeo Queen contest was held. The competition started Friday night with registration and horseman- ship and interviews held in the Aladdin Park. Maggie Ayers of Beulah, WY and MaryAnn Warnes of Aladdin were this year's Judges. Winning the competition were Queen Felice Acosta, 18 years old from Gillette, WY. April Graf, 17 years old fromAladdin was named Aladdin Princess, and 12 year old Denise Canfield of Sundance is Junior Princess. Seven year old Jenna Smeekof Newell was named Junlor-Junior Princess. The girls were crowned during the Aladdin Youth Rodeo. tana. According to local information, the Robinsons were taken to Rapid City Regional Hospital, Rapid City, SO. The Highway Patrol did not have any/information orr possible, injury to Morris. ~ ~ ~. ' ii:i : !!~ ~:iiiiii ii~!i i !i!ili:!!i~i:!!:: ii~ii~!i:~!:~:i ii~ill ...... 5:::: : :: ..... IN THE BLACK HILLS OF WYOMING ............... i~iiil i : i i: : NINETY EIGHTH YEAR NO. 27 SEPTEMBER 12, 1996 The readings: High Low I ee. SepL 2 73 44 .35 Sept. 3 82 49 0 SepL 4 89 57 0 SepL 5 87 60 0 SepL 6 77 47 .12 SepL 7 80 40 0 SepL 8 86 45 0 Sue Clark has exhibit in gallery The Crook County Art Gallery is proud to present diversified artist Sue Clark for the month of Sep- tember. She has lived in the Hulett area for the past fifteen years and lives on a ranch between Hulett and Alzada. Sue and her husband, Merle have four children and Sue has returned to teaching this year. She has had the basic art classes and a desire to reproduce photos and real life scenes which would capture the spiritf farm and ranch living. Sue's work can be distin- guished by the fine detail, color usage and emotions depicted in her subject matter. The community is invited to stop by the Crook County Art Gallery and view this exbiblt. Methodist Sunday School started Sunday School began at the United Methodist Church on Sunday, Sept. 8. Classes are held each Sunday beginning at 9:15 a.m. for pre-school, ages 3-5years; K-first grade; second-third grade; fourth-sixth grades; Junior/senior high and adults. Anyone who is looking for a place to belong and a Sunday School to attend is invited to Join them. Following the Sunday School, church services are held at 10:30 a.m. Nursery care is provided for small children. Sundance city council members considered a wide variety of busi- ness Monday night during the council's regular monthly meet- ing. The council accepted a bid of $33.880 from Cundy Asphalt cov- ering paving of 21 st Street from the service road to the Durfee sub- division street paving and laying of an overlay on a portion of East Sewell Street and a portion of I I th Street. Mayor Jim Miller said the Gillette firm indicated it will do the work either in September or October. Hills Materials, Rapid City, entered the only other bid, quoting h price of $34,138.60. The mayor also outlined for the council progress being made on several other problems which had appeared previously before the council. Miller said dust control on the landfill road had been completed and that several compliments had been received by the city. The mayor said he talked with Gaylord Lenz about his smoking furnace and that he will be trying out a possible solution to the problem. Miller also told council members he had spoken with Don Buckman about his logging truck and said that Buckman is an independent businessman trying to make a living. The mayor said working people must be accommodated. He indicated that Buckman has some ideas on how to cure the problem with his neighbors be- cause of his logging truck. Miller said he had spoken to the county school superintendent about the problem of school buses parked on streets. The city had previously received complaints about two school buses parked on streets and blocking traffic. The mayor said Supt. Jeffrey Carrier has taken action promptly on the problem. School buses which can't be parked offthe streets must be parked at the high school. Concerns "from Canyon Road residents about increased traffic on the road because of develop- ment of the former Vondriska property were covered by the mayor. Miller pointed out that road space is limited in the canyon area. He said the question is how other traffic mutes for that area be de- veloped. The mayor reported that plans for a handicapped parking slot at the Crook County Public Health office had fizzled because the school district would have had to tear out the sidewalk and make it level with the parking area. The council also discussed the alley behind Sundance State Bank which will be opening its drlve-ln window. Council members dis- cussed stop s/gns for the alley but Police Chief Joel Morgan suggested the city wait until it sees what the usage is in that area. In response to requests from the Pine Haven mayor and Sundance Chamber of Commerce president Allen Wyatt. the city will have the mayor write a letter saying that the city opposes the proposed Devils Tower name change. In other business, the council Cont. on Page 2 A three table Howell movement was played at Duplicate Bridge on September 3. Mildred Durfee and Dot Gregson placed~ first. Maxine Wegner and Claudis Carr were second. Three couples tied for third place. Aladdin Match winners named The 10th Annual Aladdin Match, held August 18, was another great success. This was the first year that they had bull riding added to the competition. This year's bareback winners were: Scott Montague, first with 480.00; Don Miller, second, 240.00; Matt Burch, third, 120.00; and Dan Miller, fourth, 120.00. In the saddle bronc competition, Jake Costello of Buffalo, SD was first with 620.00; Cliff Symonds, second, 465.00; Lonnie Richards, Spearfish, SD and Marty Sedgwick split third and fourth with 232.50. The bull riding only had two qualified rides. J.T. Gallager took first with 840.00; and Eric Jones second with 560.00. Crook County FFA awards The winners of the FFA awards at the 1996 Crook County Fair have been announced. The winners in the agronomy division were: Best of Show - Michelle Simons, a $50 bond from IPY Ranch, Ltd. Reserve Best of Show - Bonita Ro]f, a $15 Motive Parts giR cer- tificate from Nelson's Off & Gas. The winners in Mechanics were: Best of Show - Sundance FFA, a $25 check from Bill's Hydraulic Specialists; Reserve Best of Show- Sundance FFA. a $15 gtotive Parts certificate from Alan Kin horn Memorial. Winners in Classroom were: Best of Show - Amber Fowlkes, a $50 bond from Sundance Equipment; and Reserve Best of Show - Starlett West. a $15 Motive Parts GiR Cer- tificate from Tri-County Electric. Republican Women to meet The Crook County Republican Women will meet on Monday, Sept. 16 at 12 noon at hlgbee's mfe. Jeanne, Wyatt. alternate to the Republican National Convention. will be guest speaker. All interested persons are encouraged to attend. Book discussion group will meet The book discussion group, Conversations With Wyoming Authors, will discuss Teresa Jordan's memoir Rtd/ng the White Horse Home on Thursday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Crook County Library. ************************************************************************* Friendship Bible coffee to begin There will be a Friendship Bible coffee starting Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 9 a.m. at Peggy Howard's home, 403 Alden, with Marflyn Davis as guide studying the Book of Genesis. All women are cordially invited. A nursery is at the Wesleyan parsonage with Ruth Baty. Children's librsJry to resume acthdtles Crook County Children's I/braD- will resume Its Read'n'Do activity/ storytime on Tuesday, SepL 17 from 2-2: 0 p.m, If anyone is interested in a morning session, please contact Jill Mackey at 283-1006. Cub Scout slgnup set for Thursday Sign up for Cub Scouts will be held They, Sept. 12 from 6-7 p.m. Cont. on Page 2 Sundance High School homecoming was held last week and Whitney Rogers and Chris Marehant reigned as queen and during the festivities. They are shown at the start of the homecom- Ing parade. Photo by Mary Jean Wilson