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i~ ii~ !. ;+ :" Worsh/p - - 7:00 p.m. ~ Chrkt Even/~ Worsh/p 6.'00 p.m. , School - 9:00 Clmpel of ]Palth 116 S. 3rd Pastor Richard Da~v/s UMt~ Methedist CJIm~h Phone 283-1954 It. Chmzm (~ el, Pastor Sabbath School - 2:00 pore, l~)cal ministers take turns holding services. i i Letters To The Editor Safety First Dear Editor. I am writing this letter to acquaint people in the area about concerns many of the people in the New Haven Community have about two recently installed car gates in the county, One is Just east of the New Haven Cemetery, as you are approaching a curve, and the second one is west of the New Haven Cemetery on the New Haven Road. It is our sincere belief that these car gates create a definite hazard to safe travel on the road. At certain times of the year, the sun hits a motorist squarely in the eyes as you approach the car gates, and, added to this, the dust hangs thickly in the timber during dry seasons, causing difficulty in seeing the road after meeting someone. The timber Is thick, with poor visibility, especially at the car gate at the east corner of the cemetery. This means there is a very large danger, specially at night and especially if the cattle are black, of hitting a cow. During the winter, added problems of ice and snow will just add to the hazard these car gates cause, Even if you are able to see a vehicle approaching or a cow in the road, you will have too short a distance to be able to stop. Even though the county does a good job plowing the snow off the road, the road can be plowed in the morning and 4 or 5 hours later there can be 6"-8" new snow. Because the sun doesn't shine very much on the road, the snow and ice don't melt off. This has always made it difficult to meet on this road and more than one vehicle has slid off. Another concern is that almost all of the grass on this property is on the road right-of-way and on a telephone and/or power line right-of- way. The rest is mostly brush, thick timber and logging slash. The road runs right by the New Haven Cemetery, which has chain link fence on the side next the road. If its nice and green, as it usually is. cattle, being cattle, will soon be pushing against the fence trying to reach it and sooner or later will be in the cemetery. The community spent quite a bit of money and many hours of labor putting in a nice chain link fence on the north side of the cemetery next to the road. Chain llnk fence does not hold up well against cattle. One reason the chain link fence was installed is because livestock had been fenced off away from the road for more than 45 years. One rancher told me that as long as he could remember there had been no livestock next to the road and that would be about 70 years. There are only approximately 21/2 miles of the road from Hulett to New Haven that is not fenced on both sides. One of our greatest concerns is for the safety of the children riding the school bus that travels this route, qhls is a well traveled road and is used by people from Ridge, Rockypoint. Weston, and Oshoto, as well as local people, with a lot of truck traffic. We don't feel any of our friends or neighbors should be put in danger llke this and most definitely the kids on the bus should not. There are enough hazards on this road through the timber without deliberately causing a hazard that can be avoided by the removal of these car gates. There will be petitions out for the removal of these car gates and if anyone has questions about them or other concerns please contact me at 307-467-5360. Sincerely. lone Hauber 190 Mule Creek Road Hulett. WY 82720 Veteran's Tribute Dear Editor: A heartfelt thank you for the wonderful tribute, to our Veterans. The pictures and write ups were so very interesting. It's evident that a lot ofwork went In on compiling all that Information. Truly a labor of love. The Veterans certainly deserve our recognition, respect, and gratitude. Sincerely. Ethel Chatfleld J Sundance Times 311 Main Street Box400 Sundance, WY82729 Founded in 1884 307-281t-3411 FAX: 307-283-3332 E-Mall: suntimes@vcn.com Curtis Moberg: Owner er, The Sundance Times pub//s d evenj Thursday, by The Sun~ IAn4a Moberg: Times. Inc. Entered as per/od/ca/ Owner, Edi~r matter U.S. Post OJ~.e. Sulldclno~. Crook Co. IVY, USPS 526-720. Jones: Tara Blrks: " : Des/gn make-up, p toCmp . x tUng illmd th Canfield: Staff writer, proofing Address changes to: The Sundance Times, P.O. Box400. Sundance, WY82729 llUlIllBlj IItSundanceTIraes, lnc. CurUsandUndaMoberg. Jack/e Meier:. Staff writer/reporter Svona schemng: Staff writer/reporter Kathy Wilson: C/rculabon manager Gerfl Moore: Reporte~ 4ulie Collins: Con -qtng correspondent SubscriDtlon Rates: $18.00 C~ook, WesWn, Campbell, Butte, Lawrence, Carter Count . $20.50 all other addresses. WYOMING PROS ASSOCIATION qdlht O Trot Thrum. inc. Au t fht. 10:00 ueeday ofweek to be inserted. 25* per word. minimum88.00 Pet" cminmn Inch 85.50 e .oo/$zo.o0 , , . , Ofaeial Newspaper For O-rook County City of Stmdanee, Wyonfing and The U.8. Land O lee Could there be connection? Dear Editor: In the October 22, 1999 issue of The Casper Star-Trlbune there was and 40 other members of the , had s/gned a pledge to hang a framed in their offices. Some people believe of Church and Stste as the Supreme n the ease o~Stone vs. Graham tn 1980. The decision ruled It unconstitutional to display copies of the Ten Commandments in our public schools. An article in the October 30, 1999 issue of that paper reported that the only negative response that she had received from that announce- ment was from the editorial writer of The Casper Star-Trlbune. It is not too surprising that almost everyone in Wyoming, without exception, agrees with Rep. Cubln. It Is Interesting to note that In an article tn the June 2, 1999 Issue of The Casper Star-Tribune, entitled, "Judges Decry Mandatory Mini- mum Sentences," It Is reported that, "According to the Bureau of Justice Stattstics, the U.S. prison rate- which for 50 years had held steady at 110 per 100,000 U.S. residents- skyrocketed between 1980 and 1990 to 450 per 100,000 U.S. residents." Could there be any connection between that enormous Increase and the fact that the U.S. Supreme Court declslon which ruled it illegal to post 3 of the Ten Commandments on any public schoolroom wall. Those commandments are: 'Thou shall not kill, Thou shall not steal, and Thou shall not bear false witness." The AIDS epldemlc never really got started in the U.S. until 1981. Could there be any connection between that fact and the 1980 Supreme Court decision whlch ruled It Illegal to post that one of the Ten Commandments on the walls of our public schools whlch teaches. "rhou shall not commit adultery?" Isn't it well recogn~ed that adultery Is one of the leading causes of the spread of AIDS? If anyone reading this letter would like more Information concerning this matter, I would be glad to send It free to anyone who will send a stamped, self-addressed envelope tome at P.O. Box 72 I, Gillette, WY 82717. Sincerely. Stephen Tarver (307) 682-3833 Daylight savings vs. standard time Dear Editor. A recent new item revealed that 13 plus million children are on drugs prescribed for stress and pressure. Not surprisingly with the accent on personal promotion ahead of well being. No one ever wrote about the toll of daylite saving time (it doesn't save any time or prolong the day) puts on the kids and the old. Some kids lately have been waiting in the dark for the school bus. Now we change the clocks and they have to readjust. It's worse on the old people. I've actually had old people cry over changing the time and throwing them out of time! Nearly 1009/o of foreign countries don't use daylite saving time and they don't have the kid problems we do. Maybe this is the reason 17 nations kids were ahead of the U.S. in school tests. We need to go to standard time and leave the clocks alone. Sincerely. Dick Mader The Freedom Prospector e e By Elizabeth Canfield Veteran's Day 1999. Commemorating the clt~ens who, down through time, have given their lives and their time in order that we could have a country, and the hope of life with liberty and the pursuit of happiness, The history of the United States Is defined by our wars. The Revolution, over 200 years ago. The Civil War, nearly 150 years ago. The first World War, over 80 years ago, World War II, some 60 years ago. The Sundanc= And the Korean conflict. Vlet Nam, and the other involvements we have been involved in during the last 40 Behind the men who fought, at times barefoot in the Revolution, and the f~milies at home who struggled with a dream. A dream that. for the first time in history. forged that would g/re equality to all citizens. Beh/nd the bitterness during the C/vil War. where each other--some of mine did--was a determination could not survive in a society where some men enslaved And mot/vating the soldiers in World Wars I and II was that we are our brothers' keepers, the overthrow of decent governments In Europe. My heart tells me that every American life is too sacrificed in the conflicts we have entered into the last 40 the world. But my head tells me that the word has shrunk In Croatia Is now as threatening as was the war in in the Revolutlon, and that if we allow forces which truly enslave and denigrate human beings in this world to long run we will all pay for it. Or our children and War has shattered the lives of mfll/ons of Americans our h/story. It is a despicable thing; mankind should be i coming up with something to take its place. And yet- War has brought us once they were committed, gave us a devotion that luminous starln the heaven, did, and came home like Clcinnatus, to beat shares and pick up their I/yes. We should honor them all, ourselves to carrying out the ideals for which they Crook Ceeaty School District meeting Monday, Nov., 15. 6:00 p.m.. Sundance High School. isi**.**l**** ssss.l*l**ses**ll+.e~i.*ls*l Annual Veteran's Day dinner Saturday, Nov. 13, 6:00 p.m. Sundance Senior Crook County Hospital meeting MorL, Nov. 15. 1:00 p.m., conference room. Public welcome. Crook Co. FrL, Nov. 12, 7:00 Fr~; Sat., Nov. 13, 2:00 p.m., S hool auditorium. eundanee C]bamber of Commerce meeting Tues.. Nov. 16, 12:00 noon at h/gbee's. Sundance Elementary school book fair Monday, Nov, 15 through Friday, Nov. 19. Family night, Tues., Nov. 16, 4:00-7:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m.-4:001 Sundance Community Handbell Choir rehearsal Thursday, Nov. I I, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., Sundance United Church. Sundance Farm Bureau potluck supper Tues., Nov. 16, 6:00 p, m., Nels & Jeanette Smith's. All members invited to attend. Crook County CattleWomen annual Christmas party Sat.. Dec. 18, 6:00 p.m.. Aro Restaurant. Crook County Weed & Pest office closed Nov. 11, Veteran's Day and Nov. 25 and 26 Thanksgiving. Moorcroft Public Health Immunization Clinic Nov. 16, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., Moorcroft Clinic basement. Public Health Flu Clinics Senior Centers, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon: Moorcroft Nov. 16: dance Nov. 17; Hulett Nov. 18. Crook County Nursing Home holiday bazaar and Friday. Nov. 12, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Nursing Home lobbY' Senior Citizens events Fri., Nov. 12, I:00 p.m., poetry readlng, Fri., Nov. 19, dinner. Birthday coffee changed to FrI., Nov. 19 2:00 p. Ill. Bearlodge Snowmobile Association meeting Thurs., Nov. 18, 7:00 p.m., Powder River Public invited. o ........................ .o.o.,,.., ............... . ..... o,,.. ........................ .,... ............. ,,,."" Our We want to gTve our sincere Thanks to all of you who telephone calls and visited us in the death of our Dad and Nielsen. We appreciate your concern and support in this time ofloss.j * Les & Cry ml Sherra" JuSe &John Goeres Jeremy Sherrard fill Sherrard Thanks to all who sent cards and also fbr the telephone calls after+ surgery. Thanks Suzanne ~'Pete for though~ul gesture. Many, many thanks to all and God Bless. Vernie We want to thank all the neighbors, friends and local fire trucks, Volunteer Fire Department and all the volunteers for mined to the woodpile and storage shed. We were so thin everything everyone did to help us. Sincerel3~ Rick &Judy Brengle / want to say thankyou to everyoneforall theflowers, phone calls, while I was in the hospital and while I was recuperating at home, thank you to Deanna fbr everything you did fbr me. Judy Cayton