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[- Thursday, December 13,2001 "WHERE THE KID GOT HIS NAME" The Sundance I[mes Bud Sprigler Mary Huss Mary Day CCMNH resident CCMNH resident CCMNH resident damn little. I~l never for- I got a doll. It was new. I dressed We took whatever came along ). Until I was about it and took care of it just like it and a lot of it. I got a doll -- a old, it was the Depres- was a baby. We had candy and pretty one. I took good care of~. You knew what hard up nuts in our Christmas stockings. It seemed like every Christmas it turned out all right. Our dad dressed up like Santawas outstanding. Mother worked what she could. There Claus. hard to make it a good memory We sensed it and for us kids. i asked for anything. Zelma Hoyer CCMNH resident An accordion• It was just a little one, and I got it from Santa Claus. I learned to play it on my own. I had it until I wore it out. Rose McMeekin Francis Marshall CCMNH resident CCMNH resident I got a doll, of course, but the From one to nine years old, I got Christmas present that meant a nothing. We went through the lot to me was a rocking chair. I Great Depression and didn't even could rock my doll in it. I still get a Christmas dinner. I was nine have it. All my kids rocked in it. years old when I got my first doll. Mother made part of it -- she had the arms, feet and head -- and she made a dress to go with it. 1o years ago: 30 years ago: December 12, 1991 December 16, 1971 Homemakers Several Sundance High School ~ts and interested speech students will participate in met on Tlaursday in the a speech meet at Newcastle Friday to plan the calendar forand Saturday• Competing in the Awards were given for various events will be: Charle, s attendance to Thelma Shelton, boys' extemporaneous; Lottie Snyder, Ruby Linda Barnes and Lois Barnes, Peggy Nelson, Dor- girls'extemporaneous;Andrea Lee Elva Crago, Bill and Shannon Lee, oratory; Judy Neda Zimmerschied and Carson and Shannon Lee, dra- George. matic; Wanda Hejde and Connie 20 ySarS ago: Bell, poetry; Bob Wagaman and Harry Vore, humorous; and Debby December 10, 1981 Lamb and Debby Jones, debate. Sundance, is among the40 years ago: ,,recipients December H, l|el Student scholarship. CasteUo, Moorcroft is also recipients. Plans for the annual Christmas war she began Sunday without program were reviewed Friday warning. Her declaration of war night at a short meeting of theagainst both the United States and Sundance Commercial Club. Elmer Frank, Christmas program chairman, said Santa Claus has again agreed to attend the party. In other business, the club re- vealed that it had recommended Jack Schelldorf for the Outstand- ing Young Farmer contest. 50 years ago: Just about supper time on Mon- December 19, 1951 day evening, the sounding of the At a meeting of the board of di- fire alarm called out citizens to rectors of the Crook County Farm right a blaze at the Glen Donaldson Bureau on December 8 in Sun- home over in the south part of dance, county chairmen were se- town. The blaze was started by an lected for the commodity groups, overheated stove, a nearby wall Chairmen elected for the commod- catching fire. The fire was discov- ity groups were Bernard Solomon, ered by Mr. Wentland who Dale Ruland, Rodney Port, Edwin sounded the alarm. Took but a Hauber, Harry Reynolds, Earl Ike, moment to get the blaze under con- Jr. and Merlin O'Haver. trol and the damage was slight. 90 ysars ago: eO years ago: December II, 1941 December 15, 1921 Japan assaulted every main The processofconsolidatingThe United States and British posses- Citizens Bank and the Sundance sion in the central and western Pa- State Bank, of this place, has been cific and invaded Thailand Mon- brought about successfully. The day in a hasty but evidently State Bank Examiner has ap- shrewdly planned prosecution of a proved the process and the Sun- dance State Bank at this time has absorbed the assets and liabilities of the Citizens Bank and all the Crook County Medical Services District meeting of the Board of Directors of Crook County Medi- District was held on Monday, November 19, 2001, at 1 Sundance. Chairman; Freida Dent, Treasurer; Genevieve Secretary; Doug Tracy, Member; John Newcomb, Member; Yemington, Member. ALSO PRESENT: Glenn Haugo, Adminis- Trudy Materi, Recording Secretary; Cindy Stoddard, Medical Nancy Bair, Director of Nurses; Betty White; Laverne Sell; ! & Jim Van Loan, Regal Computing; Audrey Finn, Purchasing; Business Office;.julie jensen, Business Office; Kathy Johnson, Sundance Times ; REPORT: NANCY BAIR, DIRECTOR OF Bair reported that they have currently hired four new three part-time L.P.N.'s, and one Infection Control officer, who two days per week. C.N.A. classes have started with seven but only three are attending class at this time. She cross-training between the nursing home and acute care time, and working on getting everyone BLS certified. Betty White as to why we are short of help; Member Newcomb commented is a C.N.A. shortage everywhere. AND SAFETY--Mr. Haugo reviewed the Risk and Safety re- the Board. A copy is included with the minutes. There were in September as follows: Nursing Home: 4 falls. Acute I med error, 1 med misplaced, 1 PT request slip not completed. one employee incident in September. The telephone system down briefly, as the battery back-up failed. This was promptly The Inspector has recommended that the kitchen range hood system be replaced in the near future. This is not now by code. Stoddard reviewed the Compliance report with A copy is included with the minutes. The departments of Office and Dietary did not meet all of their thresholds for Corrective action has been taken. Protecting patient confi- was discussed at length. The Compliance Officer and Hu- s will be conducting the exit interview of employees, with issues and managerial problems reported to Mr. Haugo i appropriate department. Chairman Wyatt inquired as to how to keep employee files; eight years. r Redfield moved to approve the Risk & Safety and Compli- as submitted. Member Tracy seconded. Motion carried. FINANCIAL REPORTS Haugo reported revenue of $73,589, collections of and expenses of $87,139 for the month of October. The ex- the clinic were up due to the pay-off of contract allowances • " It was noted that the patient count in Hulett was up to this month last year, but that revenue was down 5% this month last year. Mr. Yemington inquired on how the are done; Ms. Stoddard responded that Ms. Feist ran- so many patients to send a survey to each month. Ms. that the follow-up calls for ER patients and Acute were not being done, and she is working on'getting them up. INURSING HOME--Mr. Haugo reviewed the financial re- , noting that revenue in Acute Care, outpatient, Nurs- Clinics and Hospice was up from the previous month, with revenue in Swingbed, Home Health and EMS. The ER is It 2+ patients per day. Mr. Haugo has some questions on the revenue and will be meeting with Ms. Myers, Ms. Shamion, 3. Harr next week to discuss this. There was a net income of for October. The majority of the county support for the year t been received yet. The Accounts Receivable is up some, espe- , the self pay 181 + days. Mr. Yemington requested a break- the 181+ self pay accounts at the next meeting. Ms. Myers that she will be reviewing the aging and will report at the IFF--Mr. Haugo presented bad debt wnte-cf:o in of $9,318.55 for October. Member Yemington questioned Britain came two hours and 55indebtedness of the Citizens Bank expense, with a book and letter minutes after Japanese planeshas been taken care of. typewriter for use in the clerk's of- spread death and terrific destruc- 90 ySarS ago: rice. The machine is of the latest tion in Honolulu and Pearl Harbor design and will prove not only a at 7:30 a.m., Hawaiian time Sun- December ~4, ~9~ convenient but also a valuable and day. County Clerk-elect T. A. Dunn economical acquisition to the ~0 ~ears ago: has provided himself, at his own clerk's office. December 17, 1931 the write-offs, noting that $60,000 was budgeted for the first four months of the fiscal year, and we are around $20,000 actual. He thinks that this needs to be looked at. Member Yemington moved to approve the bad debt write-offs as submitted. Member Redfield seconded. Mo- tion carried. ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT--Mr. Haugo informed the Board that he just met with the agent for the Directors and Officers Insurance, and the Professional Liability and they completed the application for renewal. These policies end February 2002. The Foundation is up to twelve members now, and is currently sell- ing tickets for the home tours in December. The unemployment rate has decreased for the present time. Chairman W~att and Mr. Haugo attended part of the Conflict Man- agement workshop. The new billing statement went out last week, and we have received positive comments so far. These are generated and mailed from the Dairyland Billing Center. Jerry Olson will be doing the snow removal for the District this year. Trevor Rossum from Dairyland will be attending the January meet- ing to discuss the new server option. BOARD COMMITTEE REPORT--Member Redfield will do the Board gift basket for the Christmas Party. CLAIMS PAYROLL-- Payroll vouchers # 12510 through # 12717 in the amount of $147,080•34 and benefit amounts of $84,098~47 for October were reviewed. Member Yemington moved to approve the payroll vouchers as submitted. Member Newcomb seconded. Motion carried. ACCOUNTS PAYABLE--Accounts Payable vouchers # 10409 through # 10589 in the amount of $161,236.23 for October were reviewed. Menl- ber Yemington moved to approve the accounts payable vouchers as submitted. Member Newcomb seconded. Motion carried. OLD BUSINESS COMPUTER ISSUES -REGAL COMPUTING--Mr. James Van Loan presented a written proposal with three options, alternatives and pric- ing to satisfy the needs that they found in their technology assess- ment. He commented that 75% of the staff is computer literate, and currently many employees are taking work home and completing it on their home PC's due to lack of PC availability at the facility. They are recommending an HP net server, file server, firewall and electronic backup and one to two laser printers strategically placed, Microsoft Small Business software, and two portable floppy drives. In the three options, the pricing ranges from $84,143 to $53,621, depending on number of workstations, 35,27, or 17 respectively. All three options are available on a lease option with a 10% purchase buy-out. Discus- sion was held with Chairman Wyatt stating the he felt no decision could be made at this time until we find out what will be happening with our Dairyland server and software. NEW BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONAL CHART--Mr. Haugo presented a revised organi- zational chart which reflected the recent changes in staff. After review and recommendations, Member Tracy moved to approve the revised organizational chart subject to the changes that will come next month. MEDICAL STAFF REAPPOINTMENT--Mr. Haugo presented an Appli- cation for Reappointment to Medical Staff from Robert Cummings, P.A.- C, as a medical associate. This application has been approved by the Medical Staff. Member Yemington moved to approve the Application for Reappointment to Medical Staff of Robert Cummings, P.A-C, as a medical associate. Treasurer Dent seconded. Motion carried. OTHER--Chairman Wyatt informed the Board that he has asked a local window company to stop by and look at the windows and to put together some replacement costs. PERSoNNEL--Chairman Wyatt adjourned the meeting into executive session for the Administrator's evaluation. There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned into executive session at 4:28 p.m. The next regular meeting was sched- uled for Monday, December 17,2001 at 1:00 p.m. in the hospital con- ference room. By JILL MACICJ~Y Christmas has come to the library! The CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION will be Friday, December 14, from.2:30 to 4:00 p.m. Our CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE will be Wednesday, Dec. 19~ Patrons will be playing carols on our new piano all day and the Handbell Choir will be performing at I 1:30. Library Highlights: JOURNEY BACK IN TIME CD series 'has com- plete historical newspapers, with thousands of articles, photographs, and more' WESTERN, COLONIAL, THE 1900s, and THE 1800s. Local/State/Government Publications: COUNTRY CONNECTION, Fall 2001 newsletter, Wyoming Agriculture in the Classroom. WATER PLANNING NEWS, Fall 2001 newsletter, Wyoming Water Development Commission. WYOMING STATE BUDGET, 2003-2004 Biennium. Wyoming Room: HIDDEN WYOMING by John Gottberg. 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Investigating a murder, Chief of Police Hanks finds herself hindered by an eccentric cast of characters, including bumbling local police & a band of spacey cultists. New Nonfiction: 2001 TASTE OF HOME RECIPES and 2002 TASTE OF HOME RECIPES. THE SCIENTIFIC VALIDATION OF HERBAL MEDI- CINE by Daniel B. Mowrey. MAYO CLINIC OF DEPRESSION, answers to help you understand, recognize, and manage depression. POSITIVE OPTIONS FOR HIATUS HERNIA by Tom Smith. Self-help and treatment. ROYAL BLOOD by Bertram Fields. Richard Ill and the mystery of the Princes. COW POKES* By Ace Reid "OQoh, I bet this Is flxln' to hurt!" DON'T GET HURT! You're in safe hands with Sundance State Bank. Phone 283.1074