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tim Official Newspaper for Crook County, City of Sundance and U.S. Land Office FI}NN gENTS PER COPY /.:%::: / :+:.:.::::.+:::-.+:-: : -H . - IN M BLACK HILLS OF WYOMING NINETY EIGllYH YFJUl NQ. 42 0CYOBml 17. 199S r Electric employees are shown as they did concrete work on the site where 8undance State Bank is remode Ang its facility. Bank president Jim Durfee said the facility is to be open in a month. said the existing drive-up window was too close to the bank's back door and that it was necessary to make some changes. Two lanes are being sMed but only one will be open until buslncss warrants the second lane. A tube wlll be installed on each lane for transactions and a canopy will cover the area. Photo by Howard Allen t everything being written in Surveys given last year to the He is now working with schools about schools today, parents, teachers, and students and their school improvement to know how the Sun- showed there are three areas that plans in conjunction w/th the NCA school compares with those can be worked on to improve stu- accreditation guidelines. idescribed in the articles. Be- dent performance. FlrsL writing If you want to be part of the Wyoming, our schools are needs to be emphasized through- improvement process, public represented in much of out the curriculum, second, stu- meetings will be announced in the being printed, dents need to become more skilled paper and an annual surveywlll be are at the beginning ofat using technology, and third, the given to parents at parent/teacher accreditation cycle with school climate needs to be more conferences. If you have an inter- Central Association, wefriendly, especially in the area of est in working with one of the soft data (like stir- student-to-student respect and committees, see one of the co- [like testscores) tolerance, chairpersons, either Kathy Eddy The school has met with theNCA or Jim O'Connor. is providing direction in visiting chairman for the district, the school improvement Howard Craton, and he is helping CCLEPC meeting is what we know about us in the process. Howard Is a retired teacher, principal, and su- set at Moorcroft perintendent with 35 years of ex- A Crook County Local Emergency perience in the state of Wyoming. Planning Committee (CCLEPC) of Basic Skills show local students are per- in the 55 to 70th percen- is above the average in state, and nation for ect area. Our school K- On September 20, 1996, the Secretary of Agriculture declared Crook County an eligible disaster area where eligible farmers and ranchers may qualify for Farm Service Agency Emergency loans due to damages caused by severe hail and extremely hlgh winds which occurred July 5 and 6, 1996. As a result of this disaster, eight South Dakota counties were de- clared eligible for Federal disaster assistance. Also, counties in ad- Jacent states that are contiguous to one or more of the 8 South Dakota counties are named as contiguous counties. The affected area In Wyoming is Crook county. The purpose of this designatlon is to provide emergency loan as- sistance to farmers and ranchers who have suffered physical and production losses affecting the abfllty of their operation to con- tinue 0n a reasonably sound basis. year was , is 21.4 - and national aver- though almost all of our and sen/ors take the test - in most dlstricts. go to the Un/ver- [ are in general per- students from Wyoming schools higher than the general population. nts in our the honor roll - a 3.0 attendance rate of our been about 95% for dropout rate averages less Student per year. Last year 0. of our students C/Pate in co-currlcular such as sports, band, FFA and FHA+ 7096 of our students take preparatory classes enter college. of our students sign free or reduced lunches - are elig/ble. meeting will be held in Moorcroft on Wednesday, October 23 at 2 p.m. in Moorcroft City Hall. The CCLEPC's goal is to create a partnership between public and private interests to insure public awareness of hazards and haz- ardous materials in Crook County, "People Helping People". This is a quarterly committee meeting. All interested people in the county are invited to attend. Contact Randy Blakeman, chairman at 307- 756-9572 or Cheryl Williams, EMC at 307-283-2390 if there are the sum of the physical loss or $500,000 whichever is less. The FSA interest rate is three and three fourths percent (3.75%} for the entire amount of the loan. FSA emergency loans are available only to operators of not larger than family-size farms and operators unable to obtain credit elsewhere. The deadline for applying for an emergency loan under this disas- ter deslgnation is May20, 1997 for physical and production losses. For further information contact Carl Ericsson in the Farm Service AgengF,Jn S,tmdance, telephone 307_283.2870" + r ~ ~ . any questions. The readings: Prec. OcL 7 65 43 .04 Oct.8 67 38 0 Oct.9 62 30 0 Oct. I0 75 38 0 OcL I 1 65 46 0 Oct. 12 79 47 0 Oct. 13 80 37 0 Lack of quorum cancels board's meeting Tuesday A meeting was scheduled by the Crook County Commissioners to review the Crook County Medical Services District application for a All applicants must have sufficient grant and loan from the Wyoming equity to secure the loan and the Farm and Loan Board. The meeting was due to be held at operation must show repayment 8:30 a.m. in the Commissioner's abfllty. Under the FSA emergency loan room at the courthouse on Octo- program the amount available to ber 15, 1996. However, because of qualllled producers cannot exceed the lack of a quorum the meeting was not held. County Clerk, Con- nte Tschetter, said that only Commissioner Alan Roberts was present. Members of the Duplicate Bridge Club enjoyed a two and one half table Howell movement on Octo- ber 8. Donna Allen and Floyd Cart placed first Claudis Carr and Bea Tavegta were second, with Mildred Durfee and Harold Bernd third. Volunteer readers pool will meet Oct. 17 A meeting of the volunteer readers pool for the SHS Jr.-Sr. Language Arts Department will be held at 7 p.m. in the school commons on Thursday, Oct. 17. Library discussion group to meet Conversations with Wyoming Authors will continue at Crook County Library on Thursday, OcL 17 at 7 p.m. The group will discuss "My Friend Fllcka" by Mary O'Hara. Homes needed for Christmas home tour The Christmas Basket committee is looking for homes for the Christ- mas Home Tour on Dec. 8. Anyone willing to volunteer their home, please contact Susan Worthington at 283-1677 or 283-1182. Senior Citizens local board to meet The Sundance Senior Citizens local board will meet Thursday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Center. On Friday, OCt. 18 the Senior Citizens Bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the old high school gym. On Friday, Oct. 25 the birthday coffee will be held at 2 p.m. **************************************************************************** Snowmobile club schedules meeting The Bear Lodge Snowmobile Club will meet Thursday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. at the Tri-County hospitality room. Anyone interested is invited to come. ***************************************************************************** Handbell Choir to meet next week The Sundance Community Handbell Choir will meet Thursday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Methodist Church. All interested people come Join the fun[ Anyone who has music should bring it or turn it in. Flu clinic to be hold in Beulah Public Health will hold a flu clinic at Beulah at the Trading Post on Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Christian Women to meet in Hulett , Crook County Christian Women's Club will meet for a luncheon at noon on Thursday, Oct. 17 in the Hulett CMc Center. For reservations call Ka~n Freytes, 307-756-9652; L1nda Church, 307-283-2406; or Mary Barbour, 307-467-5740. Emergency planning committee meeting The quarterly meeting of the Crook County Local Emergency Planning Committee will be held Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 2 p.m. in the Moorcroft City Hall. For information call Randy Blakeman, chairman, 307-756- 9572. "Meet the Candidates'' night in Aladdin The Aladdin Homemakers Club is sponsoring a "Meet the Candldates Night" on Tuesday, OCt. 22 at 7 p.m. in the Aladdin Community Hall in Aladdin. All Crook County cand/dates will be invited. Lunch will be served. This is open to the public and everyone is invited to attend. Crook County CattieWomen to meet Tu.hy The Crook County CattleWomen will meet on Tuesday, October 22 at Hlgbee's at noon. Members are reminded to bring orders for space on brand napkins. Everyone is inv/ted. Republicans sponsoring "Meet the Candidatm/' The Crook County Republican Party fs sponsoring a meeL greet and talk to the Republican candidates at a free buffet supper on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. at Flo's Place in Sundance. Everyone is inv/ted. Quflt-a-thon is planned A 'Qutlt-a-thon' day will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19 at I0 a.m. in the SHS home economics room. For more information call Darlene Christensen, 283-I 192 (work) or 283-2791 {home). Give the warmth of a quilt program The Cooperative Extension Service is sponsoring a "Give the Warmth of a Quilt" program on Saturday, Oct. 26. Quilts need to be taken to the EXtension office in the courthouse by Friday, Oct. 25 or to the SHS home ec room on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10-4. For more information call 283- 1192. Flu clinics start soon in county Don't forget to attend one of the flu clinics sponsored by Crook County Public Health. They will be held as follows: Sundance - Oct. 21 and Nov. 18; Hulett - Oct. 18 and Nov. 15; and Moorcroft - OCt. 17 and Nov. 14. The Sundance Community ers -- currently there are about Handbell Choir needs help! More half that number ringers are needed ff the Handbell Rlngers do not need to be trained Choir is to be able to perform, musicians, but it does help to be There have been three sessions able to read music and to know this fall and each time there have what some of the notation is. Nor been too few ringers for all of the do they need to be adults. Some of bells, the ringers last year were students Practices are held the second and and would be welcomed back of fourth Thursdays ofeach month at they are still interested. 7 p.m. at the Methodist Church. This is Just one way, and perhaps The director, Mary Harris, Is afully the most important one, in which qualified handbell director from the community can show Its sup- Spearfish where she is in the mu- port. A great start was made last sic depart.ment of Black Hills State year with the Handbell Choir aria it Un/verslty. If the choir is to Justify would be a shame if there was so her continued trips to Sundance, little interest that it could not con- there must be at least fifteen ring- t/nue.