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! i: Thursday, September 30, 1999 Thurman E. Decker Funeral services for longtime area businessman, Thurman E. Decker, 84. will be held at I0:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 28, 1999 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Gillette, WY wltl~. Rev. Dan Lush of First United Meth- odist Church, Gillette as officiant Interment with Masonic Rites will follow at Mount Pisgah Cem- etery, Gillette. Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Monday, September 27, 1999 at Wilson Funeral Home, Gillette. He died Saturday, September 25, 1999 at Campbell County Memorial Hos- pital, Gillette of natural causes. Thurman Edgar Decker was born September 16, 1915 at Melbeta, NE to Edgar and Lucy C. (Redfleld} Decker. He was raised In that area and gradu- ated from high school there in 1933. He later attended and ~raduated from Barnes Business College in Denver, CO. He re- turned to western NE and opened Decker's Food Store in Lyman, NE. He married Doloras Pageler on April 23, 1937 in Kimball, NE. They moved to New- castle, WY in 1955 where he opened another supermarket. He opened stores in numerous communlUes including Gillette. WY in 1961, Chadron and Alli- ance, NE, Douglas, Sundance, WrighL Sheridan and a second store in Gillette, WY and Dead- wood, SO. He also had 5 conve- nience stores in Gillette as well as in Powell, WY and Hot Springs, SO. He also had own- ership in Towers West Lodge and Holiday Inn, Gillette, WY. He moved to Gillette from Newcastle in 1989. He was an antique car collector and belonged to numerous car clubs. He was a Cub Scout leader, a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Shrine and was a member of the Lion's Club. He enjoyed bird hunting and fishing when he was younger. He was a member of the First United Meth- odist Church. He Is survived by his wife Doloras Decker, Gillette. WY; a son Gary Decker. Story, WY; three granddaughters. Dawn Decker, Deadwood. SD. Tammy Stoops. Gillette. WY. and Stacy Dunn, Ranchester. WY; seven great-grandchildren; a sister Janice Belden, Gillette, WY; four brothers. Bob Decker. Denver, CO, Max Decker, Newcastle, WY, of Rozet; five sisters, Susan Gerry Decker and Paul Decker Zimmershied of Moorcroft, both of Casper, WY. Caroline Burke of Casper. He was preceded in death by aCatherine Beck of Upton, Mary sister Alice Saunders and twoWandler of Billings, MT, and Ann brothers, Clyde and Herb Decker. Wandler of New England. NO. In lleu of flowers, a memorial He was preceded in death by his has been established to benefit parents. the American Diabetes Aaaocta- Memorials may be made to the tion. Donations may be sent in Knights of Columbus Charitable care of Wilpon Funeral Home, Trust, in care of Brian Lamb, P.O. P.O. Box 734, Gillette, WY 82717. Box 661, Worland, WY 82401. Charles'W. "Bill" Betty Hauber Betty Hauber, 69, Hulett, died Monday, September 27, 1999, at Mass for Worland resident her residence. Charles W. "Bill" Slattery, 53, was Funeral services will be Friday, celebrated Monday, September October I, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. at 27 at St. Mary Magdalen Catho- the Hulett Civic Center. Burial sic Church by the Rev. August will be at the New Haven Cem- Koeune. Burial was in Riverview eter~. Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Fidler-Roberts Funeral Chapel with lodge services accorded by of Sundance, WY is in charge of the Knights of Columbus. arrangements. He died September 23, 1999, at A complete obituary will follow his home south of Worland, fol- in next week's issue. lowing a heart attack. He was born April 18, 1946, in Gillette, the son of Joseph Ambrose and ...... Caroline Helena (Hicks) SlatterY.tarynearHe was schooIRZet ralsed andinnRozeL attended the family Heelemen" gradu- ranch I District Judge DanC?Ul l Pnce I ated from MoorcroR High School ....... In 1964, then attended Black AJury trial has been set for Chad Hills State College in Spearfish, IrvinBurch, inthe matterofahitand SO, for two years, run accident that allegedly occurred On November 19, 1966, he mar- in Moorcroi~ on or about June 20. ried Linda Sue Hackney In Trial date will be December 28-29, Gillette. He served in the Army commencing at 9:00 a.m. from 1966 to December 1968; AJury trlal has been set for Thorrms then worked on oil rigs and the Millard Lawyer on charges of Count family ranch before returning to I: interference with a peace officer;, BHSC where he graduated with Count 2: DWUI; and Count 3: unau- bachelor of arts degrees in ac- thorized use of vehicle. Trial date will counting and business adminls- be October 26-27, commencing at tration. 9:00 a.rn. He started working for McMurry Scott MacKay, granted a discharge Brothers' Construction in Casper from probation. in 1975 and IeR them to work for Revocatlon of Paul EldonAlexander's Barnard Insurance in Casper in pretrial release with incarceration at 1988. In 1991, he moved to Wor- Crook County Detention Center to land, where he became a partner commence at 5:00 p.m. on Septem- and office manager at McGarvin- ber 24. Moberly Construction Co. Clayton Westover was sentenced to He was a member of SL Mary aperiodof6monthsineareeraUon for Magdalen Catholic Church. domestic violence and 12 month for where he was the grand knight reckless endangerment. The terms of Councll 8635. He was warden art to run consecutively with 12 of the Wyoming Knights of Co- months suspended and credit given lumbus and past district deputy for 3 days of pre-sentence incarcera- of the K of C for northwest Wyo- tion. ruing. He was a member of Elmer Shaun Patrick Wolfe was granted a Stockwell NO. 1888 KofC Coun- 4 hour furlough from incarceraUon to cil of the Fourth Degree; the Wyo- attend an eye appointment in Gillette ming Associated General Con- on September 27. tractors Association, where he served aJ the of the leg- lslaUve committee; and the insur- ance board of the Wyoming Con- ~ ~~ ~7~/~/~#~--~ tractors Assoclation. In 1998, he was chosen as Wyoming Knight of the Year. Survivors in~ude his wife of Worland; two sons. Rodney Slattery of Sheridan and Ralph Slattery of Worland; a daughter Sherry Martin of Grand Junction, ~ ~tln0 Ill 13 cards in CO; four grandchildren; three the same stilt in one deal are brothers, Joseph A~ Slattery of about lr~,7~8~to o~ Pine Haven, James R. Slattery of Gillette and Michael d. Slattery I! STARTS pRIDAT~, GEORGE CLOQNEY MARK WAHLBERG THREE [] Uful paintings. In the last few by Julie Coffins , years, Storm has concentrated on portrait work, Alzada Cowboy Poetry, Music, Jlm Hamilton of Decker, MT and Art Show will "Stomp out and Ann Secrest of Miles City, the Century' on Sunday, Octo- Mr will be the featured poets. ber 3 at the Alzada, Montana Jim Hamilton has written po- Community Hall. This will be etry for years and has enjoyed the eleventh annual gathering reciting it since the comeback and will feature over fifty art- ofcowboypoetryabout 15years lsts, poets, and musiclans from ago. As with many poets, three states. The gathering Hamilton has the capability to kicks off at 10:00 a.m., when make an audience laugh and the hall will open for viewing of cry In the same poem. Ann the art work. Beginning at 1:00 Secrest got into cowboy poetry p.m., there will be a free after- in the 1960's when she was noon program ofcowboy poetry printing the rodeo magazine and music. "Plggin' Strinff'. She used po- The sponsor for the show is emstoflllthepagesofthemaga- the Alzada Community Club. zincs and has also written two They will be serving lunch books of poetry. Besides writ- throughout the day, with pro- ing cowboy poetry. Secrest does ceeds helping to pay for yearly oil.paintings and plays music maintenance and repairs to the with the Top Hatters Band. community hall. Jack Owen and Renee Macer Five people will be featured in will be the featured musicians the 1999 show along with the for the show. Jack Owen has other artists, attended the Alzada Show many The featured artist is Barbara times and will return this year Storm of Belle Fourche, SD. because he is an audience fa- Barb Storm was born In Alzada vorlte. Owen has been singing and moved to the Hulett area since he was a small boy and when she was four years old to continued his love of music attend grade and high school, throughout his education and Barbara attended college at adult career. Owen currently Black Hills State In Spearfish, has two cassette tapes out and SD and received an elementary sings in a four state area. Renee teaching degree with a minor in Macer began singing In a church f Tickets Available Now for ] art. She taught at rural schools In Alzada and says she has CbtMrens Saturday Matinee Series ] in Rlverton, WY; Billings, Mr; always liked to sing. She con- and Gillette, WY. After retiring, tlnues to sing for weddings and Storm helped her sister run a special events. This is her sec- gift shop in Buffalo, WY. She ond year performing in the ormern I lllS l lnemo married Jim Storm in l 86and Alzada show. & e A;n mAT,NE ' has lived In Belle Fourche; SDh.ny e Int ted in perform- Advh $425 Child $2.75 since that tame, Barb started lngorexhlbltingartworkshould ~o~ o~ c~s m+ ~0 s~, ~0 ~,~ ~30 painting in 1995 using the Bobcontact co-chalrmen GayArpan ~S~'C.,,~Na2~ Ross style. In 1996 she took a(406-828-4517) or Chris l-~@ & H[@~0& .~St ~2UtFISH refreshercoursefromq assoon 605-642-4212 Heck, and IS NAME" Hulett Senior Center Menus Frt., October 1 Beef filled cabbage rolls, baked pbtato, cheese cauliflower, Jello salad with fruit cocktail. Sun., October 3 Pork roast, mashed potato, gravy, broccoli, molasses rye bread, applesauce. Mon., October 4 Beef stew, stewed vegetables, cole slaw, baking powder bis- cults, delicious cookies. Tues., October 5 Beef lasagna, baked potato. tossed salad, dill pickle, peach sauce. Wed., October 6 Roast beef, boiled potatoes w/ gravy, Harvard beet, perfec- tion salad with vegetables, pear sauce. Thurs., October 7 Meatballs w/apple sauce, po- tatoes/gravy, Scandi veg- etables, bread pudding w/ lemon sauce, Fri., October 8 Ham, macaroni vegetable salad, scalloped corn. bread, sugar cookie, juice. The Sundance SCHOOL EVENTS Oct. 1 -8, 1999 Oct. 1 Oct. 2 Oct. 4 Oct. 5 Oct. 6 Oct. 7 Oct. 8 - No chool- Teacher Inservice - HSVB- Greybull Tourney - There - HSJWB - Wright - Here - 5:00 p.m. Pewee BB - 6:30- 8:30 p.m. - grades 1-3 grades 4-6 New Gym . JHFB - Newcastle - Here - 4:00 p.m. JHVB - Newcastle - There - 4:00 - 5:00 - HSVB - Moorcroft - There- 4:00 - 5.'00- - Career Fair - Hulett - AM - PLAN. Sophomores - AM JHVB - Moorcroft - There - 4:00 - 5:00 p.m, . Homecoming - HSFB - Midwest- Here - Hulett IT IS YOUR HELP STOP October Domestic Violence Month No MOrt., tossed salad, Tues., Chicken patUe on sl Wed. Chicken fa pets. onions, oranges, cookles, Breakfast for toasL sausage Fri, Hamburgers, nana, cookle, "Let's Go, Bulldogaf" echoed through the streets of Sundance made its way to the Sundance High School parking Int. as the Alumni By: Evonna Schelling According to SHS principal, Randy Ludeman, the annual homecoming parade was dropped three years ago when the student council opted to replace it with a tailgate party and rally. Referring to the alumni parade that snaked its way through the high school parking lot Friday morning, Ludeman said he the community's support and those who participated in the ~Tradifion is a hard thing to giv~ having the parade was a decision students,~ Ludeman said. Student that creating floats for the another pressure to an already buSY local high school students. For that reason, the student body having a parade and, instead, to townsfolk to a high school tailgate rally. Students Raclynn and would like to see a combination Indicating the crowd at the "as you can see, not very many people are here. We think wc parade that leads people to the the tailgate party." " As for the parade put together by student responses included: "It's the community is behind "We were laughing and cheering thought the parade was really Speaking for the school band, expressed their appreciation for "Before we went into the school kids turned and cheered the were practicing our right turns for the students thought it was nice to rade of cars following behind.: So, the debate remains as to nual Homecoming festivities parade. There are, of course, the pros, the those seeking a compromise. Make your voice heard try school office or speaking with SHS Student Council: Vice President Grant Crawford, Kahler, Treasurer Nate Denzin, Josh Canfield.