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Page 4- Thursday, December 13, 2001 The i ¢ in The League of Rural Voters is proud to release its first ever scorecard for the Wyoming 2001 Legislature. "The LRV focus is about monitor- ing and evaluating the voting records of our local, state, and federal elected leaders as they relate to rural survival," stated Wyoming League spokesperson Mary Flanderka. The 2001 League of Rural Voters Wyo- ming Legislative Scorecard is sponsored in part by the Wyoming Re- source Providers Coalition. The League is non-partisan and~ncour- ages participation by rural citizens in the process of democracy such as being registered to vote, understanding the issues, knowing where candidates for elected office stand and participating at the ballot box. The League chose to score the votes on these bills because they seemed to provide the clearest indication of support for the diversity of rural issues and concerns Flanderka said. The votes have been scored and tallied using the information on the Wyoming Legislative Website found ~t http: //legisweb.state.wy.us/2001/biUslnfo.htm• The scorecard provides information to speak with individual legisla- tors about their voting history. Full information about the bills and the legislator's votes on these specific bills can be found on the League's website at www.ruralvoters.org in mid December. "It is our hope that rural people become engaged in the legislative process through communication with their legislator. There are many reasons why legislators vote the way they do on bills. Voters should find out," stated Flanderka. She added that she hopes every eligible voter will become registered and will exercise their right and privilege to vote in the next election. The Beulah 4-H club held their first meeting October 17, at the Beulah Community Hall. There were 15 new members present. Peggy Symonds was also present to help us get organized. We held an election of offic-ff~l/J¢' ~K'/anorC~aaf~em¢ ers. The results were as follows: president: Tess Ingalls, vice president: Katie Julian, secretary: Mandy Detweiler, treasurer: Jackie Detweiler, Patty Franklin and Chad Mathews were married June 22, 2001 in Chey- historian: Cory Drentlaw, reporter: Mat Drentlaw. We also decided to enne, Wyoming. re-name the club, as the old name was not favorable to all the new members. The name receiving the most votes was "Beulah Bobcats", therefore we will now be officially known as the "Beulah Bobcats" 4-H Club. November 15 was selected as our next meeting date. The November meeting was also a busy meeting with all of the mem- bers filling out project forms, voting on supplies needed, and voting on our first Community Project. It was decided we would keep with past tradition of having a Community Christmas Potluck. The date decided on was Sunday, December 9, at 5:00 p.m. at the Beulah Community Hall. A cakewalk and a visit by Santa will be part of the activities. The December meeting will be held at 2:00 p.m. December 9, to decorate the Hall for .the potluck. -Mat ~thzw, reporter Twirling Twines 4-H B & T Bridge The Twirling Twines 4-H club The B & T Bridge Club met De- held their annual chill-soup pot- cember 5 with Mary Ruland host- luck Christmas party on Decem- ess. Guest players were Peggy ber 2 at the library. The members Cronn, Bonnie Beaudoin and made ornaments to be taken up to Donna Allen. the nursing home. Members and Donna was high scorer, Peggy their families enjoyed a nice pot- second and Norma Bernd low. luck dinner. The bride is the daughter of Larry and Carol Franklin of Torrington, Wyo- ming. The groom is the son of Ed and Linda Mathews of Newcastle, Wyoming and Gayle and Bruce Ryan of Sundance, Wyoming. The bride is employed by Wallick and Volk Mortgage Bankers and the groom is employed by the Wyoming Department of Transportation. The couple is at home in Cheyenne, Wyoming with their daughter Ellee. roo k-c0unty catti eWom en By OPAL OUDIN Crook County CattleWomen's BEEF Promotion chairperson, Dee Wil- son, is using many of the avenues available for promoting BEEF. At the November 27 meeting held at the Aro Restaurant in Sundance at noon, the twelve members present heard her report and enjoyed the meal hosted by the Sundance State Bank. Placemats were delivered to all eating establishments in Crook County just in time for hunting season, one and two dollar BEEF gift certifi- cates will be given for the purchase of BEEF and the group will provide hamburger for a chili benefit fund-raiser in Hulett. BEEF gift certifi- Joyce Harmsen will be hostess on cates make great Christmas gifts and can be purchased in several de- - Wade Stagemel/er, reporter January 16. nominations at any of the three banks in Crook County. Nursing Home News Ms. Wyatt, president, read several "Thank You" notes from past presi- dents for the gifts they had received. By RANDY PRIDGEON Minnie Williams tended a table at the Beaver Creek Homemakers annual Arts & Craft fair/bazaar held in Hulett in November where Wow[ Christmas is just around the corner[ We are almost ready. We CattleWomen's napkins, cookbooks, placemats etc. were available. have a few chores left to do, like decorate Christmas cookies. Our tree Pat Frolander, Wyoming's Representative on the National Cattlemen's is up in the dining room and looks very pretty this year. (But we say Promotion and Research Board, stated the fate of the National BEEF that every yearl) All of the decorations •are handmade and we have checkoff will be decided December 20 in Aberdeen, SD where a judge made quite a few of them ourselves• Last Sunday aftemoon, Clint and Paula Cress gave us a special Christ- will make the final decision at a hearing• The challenge to the BEEF mas concert. They played everything from traditional Christmas carols checkoff's constitutionality was filed by the Livestock Marketing Assn., to ..... the Western Organization of Research Councils and three individuals rock and roll . The mumc was delightful and we all had a great tune] in an earlier petition and was filed in South Dakota, thus the hearing This week we look forward to music with Opal Oudin, a visit with the in SD. LDS youth group from Moorcroft, a shopping trip, and our usual games Wyoming CattleWomen, Wyoming Stock Growers and Wyoming of bingo• People will also be dropping in to visit with us as well. Woolgrowers/Auxiliary will hold a joint winter convention December People in for visitation include the following: Mary Ann Crawford to 3-5 at the Parkway Plaza in Casper. The CattleWomen s business meet- see Zelma Hoyer and Zeta Helmer; the Episcopal Church Group for ing will be held December 4 at 2:30 p.m. with a banquet and Make-lt church services; Juanita Griffith and Vera Hall to see June McDaniel With Wool fashion show at 6:30 p.m. and Mary Hayworth; Loren and Carol Altaffer to see Mary Hayworth The Christmas party will be December 15 at 6:00 p.m. at the Aro with and Jerry and Betty Strong to see June McDaniel. a "white elephant" gift exchange. Invitations have been sent• The next regular meeting of Crook County CattleWomen is scheduled Old Timers League for January 22, 2002 at the Aro Restaurant. ..,embe, 20, 2OO1 VFW Auxiliary No. 4311 Team Standings Women's High Series ........................................................................ Sod Busters 33-15 Merlene Elwonger 465 Eight Balls 27-21 Irene Buckmiller 457 VFW Auxiliary Number 4311 held their regular meeting November Snow Birds 25.5-22.5 Clarice Pridgeon 430 19. President Clara Potter presided. General orders were read and acted Sage Brushers 25-23 upon; also a letter from the department. Thanks were received from the three veterans who were sent money Odd Balls 20-28 Team liigh Game for Help Them Make a Difference Day. Also a thank you from Veterans Spring Chickens 20-28 Sod Busters 1106 Home of Wyoming and American Legion for the donation for Girls State. Recycled Teen-agers 22.5-25.5 Recycled Teen-agers 1086 Clara reported that there was only one entry for the Voice of Democ- Sexy Seniors 19-29 Eight Balls 1050 Men's lligh Game racy contest. The entry will be sent in to be judged. Charley Langenderfer 226 Team High Series Several reported on the Veterans Day dinner. Everyone enjoyed the Gordon Speidel (sub) 178 Sod Busters 3110 good food, girl and boy staters and music. The group voted to send money for Christmas to Fort Meade, Hot Wally Elwonger 175 Recycled Teen-agers 3092 Springs, Sheridan, Buffalo and Childrens' Home. Men's High Series Eight Balls 2963 Charley Langenderfer 550 Shirley reported that the group has five members who have been Gordon Speidel (sub) 500 Unique 8cores members for fifty years. Ken Burr 432 Wanda Maters 3-10 The next meeting will be held December 17 with Norma Bernd host- Women's HiEh Game Lloyd Rolf 3-i0 ess. Every one is to bring a gift to exchange and goodies to share• Merlene Elwonger 188 Alberta Reynolds (sub) 6-7-10 Irene BuckmAller 176 Karin O'Dell 5-6-10 Karin O~)ell 159 Etta Pearce 3-9-10 Clarice Pridgeon 159 Charley Langenderfer 3-10 m Get Serious. Get a CRS. Why choose a REALTOR® with the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation? * Experience • Ethics "A focus on home buying and selling • Technology expertise 1-800-462-8841 www.crs.com aus is Kids bring your Wish List & Visit with Santa Dec. 16 from 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Stateline Station in Beulah, Wyoming "Treats for Everyone" Parents- Bring your empty gas tank and this ad and receive a 3 discount per gallon "SORRY, OFFER GOOD ON DEC. 16 AND CASH SALE ONLY" Your CRS Certified Residential Specialists in Gillette are: Vicki Saylor Laurie Schilling Vicki Means-Wolf Sherry McC th Patrick Avery Donna Jerred Judy Bayles he/p Realize the dream of your new home with the of a CRS rSpecialist. Happy Holidays. 1-800-462-8810 • www.crs.com Dr. Carla's Corn, Carla Bradley, Ph.D. The Bullying Game Bullying is about power. It is a form of which is most commonly found among involves a more powerful child or group sters attacking a less powerful child or lying usually happens when adults aren't around, or in the of adults who fail to get involved in stopping it. Bullying takes three main forms. "It can be physical hitting, kicking, spitting, pushing, and taking personal can be verbal and involve taunting, malicious teasing, name and making threats. Or it can be psycholo~cal and involve s rumors, manipulating social relationships, excluding others extortion, or intimidation. Most of us remember those old or comic strips where the big guy demands that the little guy money or his lunch bag in order to avoid getting beaten bullying, but it's "old fashioned" bullying. children tends to be far more violent than it used to be, and a whole lot more common. Research about bullying in our country estimates that 1.( children in grades 6 through 10 are bullied at least once that 1.7 million children "frequently" bully others. A U.S. Department survey found that males tend to bully others and lied more often than females. When boys are bullied, both violence and verbal violence are used. When girls are bullying tends to be primarily verbal and involve taunting and insults and rumors. Bullying usually starts in elementary at its worst in the 6~h, 7% and 8~h grades, and continues on school. Bullying takes its toll on children's mental health. The bullying can be both short and long-term. Victims of bullying~ ence loneliness, have difficulty making friends, com tionships -with classmates, and have trouble feeling like socially and emotionally• Victims of bullying curity, and a loss of self-esteem. They are at higher risk for ing depression and other mental health problems. Suicide is outcome of bullying, but it does happen. Most of us well that school bullying was reported to have been a factor in the 1999 shooting at Columbine High School in CO. Children who bully others also commonly have a number of: health problems• Bullying behavior has been linked with of violent and antisocial behaviors, like shoplifting, skipping quitting school, fighting, and using drugs and alcohol. cates that children who bully may go on to develop criminal as adults. One study found that 60% of males who were middle school were later convicted of at lehst one criminal act as The programs which have proven to be the most successful tion and treatment programs for bullying have involved the child's school community and home communit~ to solve the problem. If you would like to know more about and how to prevent it, visit the following web site: virtual.clemson, edu/groups/ifnl/index.htm. Please note that the primary information source for this umn was Fact Sheet #27 (June 2001) from the U.S. Justice; Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency. This column is a community service sponsored by the Mental Health Center. It is intended for information purposes only, and not be construed as mental health treatment, NWMHC can be reached at 2S3-3636 Don't Get All Worked Up & Worried About That Holiday Cookln' CHECK OUT OUR MANY CLEARANCE ITEMS IN THE HOUSEWARES DEPARTMENT 11 "We t'lave Spedal Items at 6p o/al Prio for" 6pooial ~e, WY Looking for the perfect stocking stuffer? Beef Gift $5, $1 , Available at these Crook County Banks: • Hulett National Bank • Pinnacle Bank - Moorcrofl • Sundance State Bank Reedemable at Restaurants & Markets throughout the United States Purchase your Beef Certificate Today! Sponsored by Wyoming CattleWomen, Crook County CattleWomen and the Wyoming Beef Council. Serving as ambassadors to the Cattle Industry by infbrming consumers that BEEF is a safe and wholesome product. "BEEF, It "s What's .for Dinner" Registration begins 11-23-01. You receive one ticket for every you purchase at a participating merchant. (One ticket is free to requesting one--no purchase necessary.) Drawing is on 12-21-01 at Sundance Mercantile, 109 N. Sundance. You need not be present at the drawing to win. Those matically win a bonus prize. Prizes awarded as follows: present AMOUNT 4th place 25.00 3rd place ;50.00 100.00 2nd place }75.00 SlOO.OO GRAND PmZE $2S0.00 SS00.00 All prizes awarded in Sundance Bucks. Sundance Bucks are able at participating local merchants SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL RETAILER TO $25 winner: GERALD