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~L"~ " Thursday, November !1, 1999 - The Sundance Times : ii i i Schelling my daughter Andrea and daughter- Lynn, went on the Thursday night hosted by Jan Viren. by Moorcroft Community Educa- group of 18 women met at the corn- ed modular for a time of sharing col- decorating ideas... (those of us who and collect mostly listened more than we sharedt)...before [out to Thornc Divide whero we toured of Bob and Dcannc Thole, and Bud Vircn; and to Carlile to see Genc and home. stop of our tour was at the Tholes' is intriguing in that anyone can t new home, but very few have actually home like the Tholes did. :interesting pieces and materials from being torn down or remodeled, Dcannc built their home, debt-free, of years. ornate front door with its old time to the antique banister lining the from the french-style doors on the bedroom to the claw-foot bathtub in this home's inviting decor and history are something else] three-year old home, featuring crannies, passageway, an over the ga- name it, this house has next StOl On our tour. Zero-clearance fireplaces---one in the another in the master bedroom .... home was as warm as it is interest- dogsled-turned-woodbox on and Bud's work-at-home office house as much a man's touch as the , of antique coUcctiblcs and Jan's fi- decorating gives it a woman's touch. as if the house and decorating style enough to keep us around, we were a steaming cup of homemade soup apple cider. served in the western-style com- the Roberts' Carlile home, which was on our tour. of handmade furniture, this home was liberally with natural floral and greenery ar- throughout. Linda has masterfully trans- many mundane, everyday items into decorative value. were the log master bedroom by Linda, and the branded between the family room and branding party was once hosted to create this unique addition home.) class is a must-seefor those musing over the homestyle living collections of their friends and want to miss it] in the spring. ng care |trips, after-school snacks good, the MoorcroR commu- program. community, in with the University Cooperative Exten- (UW CES), has de- an after-school program Taking Care of Bust- for children in grades 6. These children in- 'kids, academically students or anyone extracurricular acUv- program also includes high school mentors with the children. All become 4-H focuses on life skills as coot- Jack Mobley was honored with an 80th birth- day celebration on Saturday, October 23. Hosted by his children and grandchildren, the open-house party was held at the Moorcroft Senior Citizens Center and attracted quite a large crowd of family and friends from around the area. "I never thought so many people cared, but it's good to know they do," said Jack, who also received a number of telephone calls from fam- ily and friends =back home in North Carolina." Born and raised in North Carolina, Jack joined the Air Force during World War II and was stationed overseas until October 1942 when he was sent to a Wyoming Air Base. That is where he met Dottle. Leaving the military in 1945, Jack and Dottle moved to North Carolina and "-,vent broke work- ing on the farm." Moving back to Wyoming in 1948, the Mobleys settled in Moorcroft where they raised their three sons, Jackie, Jerry, and Jimmy. They also have five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren (with another on the way!) Jack worked twenty-five years for True Oil, retiring in February 1982. He and Dottle have spent the last seventeen retirement years be- tween their home in Moorcroft and the winter- warmth of Arizona. Overall, Jack says, =life has been good to me." Sportsmanship may sick and ailing, but it ain dead yet[ So the Moorcroff Gators, a fourth-grade rec- reation basketball team coached by Ginny Bietz and Kahla Christianson, learned recently when they played against the Gillette Razorbacks coached by Bob Glasgow of Gillette. The seven-girl Gators team consisting of Ashley Bietz, Whitney Blakeman, Paula Hanson, Keona Hcdlund, Rachel Helmer, Laura Schelling, and Serena Zimmerman had to play shorthanded when Keona and Laura were not able to make the game. According to Coach Bietz, one of our local girls fouled out of the game With only two min- utes remaining to play. called a time-out to explain to our girls that we would have to play four-on-five, so they would really need to hustle." When the time-out ended, Moorcroft coaches, players and fans were amazed that the Gillette coach opted to place only four players on the court as well. Bietz sa/d, "They were down by two points and yet didn't choose to push their advantage for the win. At the final buzzer, they [the Ra- zorbacks] won by two points. Yet, that win of four-on-four, I am sure, meant more than had they won playing five-on-four." In a letter of appreciation sent to the editor of the Gillette News-Record, Bietz said, "As for our girls, it was one of the best games they played and they will never forget that coach's decision to even the odds. This will stay with them far longer than winning or losing the game. He chose to teach all of us an important lesson of keeping perspective about what we should be teaching our kids in sports at this level: the value of true sportsmanship and com- petitiveness. It also demonstrated unselfish- ness on the part of his player who gave up her playing time to sit out. dinator Shells Semlek said, "Our philosophy is helping kids help themselves." Hands-on science units are taught and include field trips to gold mines and places such as Deadwood. The KTCB program runs Mon- day to Thursday from 3:15 to 5:15 p.m. at the MoorcroR El- ementary School. Friday night is recreation night at the MoorcroR Community Center. "the project in MoorcroR has re-energized the community and g/yen a positive focus on support- ing youth," said Ben Silliman. UW family life specialist and state project director. For more information, contact Sheila Semlek. MoorcroR project coordinator, or Ben Silliman at (307} 766-5689. Moorcroft School Menus Fri., Nov. 12 Baked ham, tossed salad, sweet potatoes, hot rolls, milk, pineapple. No Salad Bar Nov. 15 - 19 Mon., Nov. 15 Beefravloli, tossed salad, hot rolls, milk, cutie pies. Tues., Nov. 16 Hamburgers, Jello salad, seasoned carrots, milk, cook- los. Wed., Nov. 17 Sandwiches. carrot sticks. veg-beef soup. crackers, milk. pears. Thurs., Nov. 18 Pizza. tossed salad, peas. milk. apricots. Fri., Nov. 19 Chicken nuggets, carrot sucks, mashed potatoes/gravy, bread & butter, milk, I/2 or- ange. gue Women's High Game Amy Reynolds 187 Ellen Blakeman 187 Rita Neal 183 Carla Goff 172 Karin O~)eli 172 I0-28-99 Team Standings Win Lose 20 12 18.5 13.5 Shop 18 14 17 15 16 16 14.5 17.5 13 19 11 21 Women's High Series Amy Reynolds 509 Deb Helwig 492 Ellen Blakeman 489 311 National Belle Fourche, SO 57717 Front & Rear Wl eel Ahgnment & Balancing Brakes, Struts, Shocks, Frame Serv/ce Hours; Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Bus: 605-892-2851 Res: 605-892-6453 Team High Game Cal's Bait Shop 849 Fuller Construction 800 Joe's Food Center 798 Team High Series Cal's Bait Shop 2376 Joe's Food Center 2325 Fuller Construction 2301 CROOK MEDICAL SERVICES DISTRICT FLU SHOTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE Your Local Clinics :E CLINIC MOORCROFT CLINIC HULETT CLINIC 307-283-2476 307-756-3414 307-467-5281 Commercial RelidenUml Caq: t & Cemrnio. Wood Pergo. ShawMark carpets .At Moorcroft Senior Center Menus Frt., Nov. 12 Fish fillet, augratin spuds, macaroni salad, bun, apple crisp. Sun., Nov. 14 Barbecued chicken, tater tots, steamed broccoli, mixed fruit, sherbet. Mon., Nov. 15 Hot ham & cheese, potato soup, lettuce salad. Jello w/ fruit. Tues., Nov. 16 Hot beef sandwich, mashed potato, creamed corn, apricot salad, chocolate pudding. Wed., Nov. 17 Salad plate w/chlcken, peas, & macaroni salad, pork & beans, raisin bread, orange whip. Thurs., Nov. 18 Porcupine meatballs, mashed potato, Harvard beets, perfec- tion salad, peaches. Fri., Nov. 19 Hamburger on bun, tomato soup. green beans, jellied applesauce, cantaloupe. The Friends of~he Library held their meeting Nov. 3, 1999. The meeting was conducted by Pres. Jeanette Smith. Sill Mackey, Crook County Library Director, reported the carpet in the meeting room has been cleaned and it looks very nice. The Friends of the Library had voted to pay for the clean- ing. Jill Mackey and Library Friends were at the County Commissioners' meeting concerning the old library. They also discussed more storage room for the library and the old boiler room was considered. The present li- brary is swiftly running out of room and an addition will have to be ad- dressed soon. The book sale was considered a suc- cess and the Library Friends wish to express their thanks to everyone in the community who helped to make it so. The boys from High School IV are to be commended for all their will- ing help from carrying boxes of books to moving the display sign Thanks a lot boys. Mrs. Mackey introduced Tanya Bekke, the new tech. services librar- ian. The holiday decorating of the library will be Dec, 1 at 10:00 a.m. A meet- hag will be held afterward. Some wishes do come true Wishes do come truel Twelve year old Daniel Gawronski of Gillette, along with his parents Tim and Terrl and I0 year old sister, Amber traveled to Disney World November 6- I I. The Make- A-Wish Foundation of Wyoming had coordinated a super week of activities for Daniel and his fam- ily. Friday, November 5, Daniel enjoyed a send-off party attended by his classmates and family at the Canestoga Elementary School. A limousine ride to the Gillette Airport marked the beginning of this grand adventure. Daniel. bat- fling a life-threatening form of cancer, and his family stayed at "Give Kids the World Village" in Kissimmee Florida; a resort for kids and their families facing life- threatening illnesses. In addition to the village. Daniel and family visited Disney World and toured Nickelodeon Studios where he had the opportunity to participate in a live game show. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Wyoming, United Airlines, Nickelodeon Studios, "Give Kids the World". Disney World, D&D Limousine Services of Gillette, City Cab Company, WalMart of Gillette and local Vol- unteers teamed up to make Danlers wish a reality. Founded in 1985, The Make-A- Wish Foundation of Wyoming has granted 140 wishes to Wyoming kids. There are currently 10 kids awaiting wishes to be granted. The average cost per wish Is $3.600. The Foundation assumes all financial responsibilities for wish expenses. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Wyoming is sup- ported solely by private donations and club & organization fund rais- ers. Make-A-Wish Foundation of Wyoming does not solicit dona- tions by phone. Be sure to ask questions and request written In- formation about the organizations that contact you by phone. For information about The Make-A- Wish Foundation of Wyoming, call 1-888-WYO-WISH. I,,, , , r '" I Employment C ners Nov. 16th (10am-3pm) Employers * Employees Job Seekers 1901 Energy Court Gillette, WY 307-682-9313