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March 21 - 27, 2013

Tidbits of Glenrock, Douglas and Wheatland

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Glenrock, Douglas and Wheatland Issue #460

March 21 - 27, 2013

Published and Distributed Weekly by Alimon Publishing, LLC - - - 307-473-8661

Laugh-A-Bit with Tidbits Patient: Doctor, please help me. Whenever I drink a cup of tea I get a sharp pain n my nose. Doctor: Always take the spoon out of your cup!

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Tidbits of Glenrock, Douglas and Wheatland

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by Samantha Weaver

• It was Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist Pearl S. Buck who made the following sage observation: "All things are possible until they are proved impossible, and even the impossible may only be so as of now." • If you dread trying (and too often failing) to pair up socks on laundry day, you'll be glad to know that your anguish is not unrecognized: May 9 has been designated National Lost Sock Memorial Day. • Progress is not always universally embraced. In 1825, a magazine called The Quarterly Review scoffed, "What can be more palpably absurd than the prospect held out of locomotives traveling twice as fast as stagecoaches?"

Mondays - 4-H Shooting Sports 3:30PM @ Old Glendo Fire Hall Shooting Range Tuesdays - Wheatland Lions Club 12/Noon @ Wheatland Country Club Wednesdays - Kiwanis 12/Noon @ Wheatland Country Club Sundays - Bingo at the VFW in Guernsey begins at 1PM

Thursday, March 21 & 28, 2013

Horseshoe Livestock 4-H Club of Glendo 3 pm Masonic Meeting 7:30 PM at 9th & Maple

Thursday, March 22, 2013

Guernsey Band, Big Bucks Bingo 6 pm Friday, March 29, 2013 Easter Bunny at Platte Valley Bank 4 - 5pm

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Guernsey Easter Egg Hunt - 12 noon Gordan Davis Park Wheatland Easter Bunny at Lewis Park for photos 11 - 1 & 12 Noon Easter Egg Hunt Glendo Town Park Easter Egg Hunt - 2 pm

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Nation Take-Back Day from 10AM to 2PM at South Street Pharmacy located at 1456 South Street in Wheatland

• If in your studies of history you never ran across the Anglo-Zanzibar War, don't feel educationally shortchanged; most people have never heard of the conflict. In 1896, the pro-British sultan of Zanzibar, Hamad bin Thuwaini, died, and his successor, Khalid bin Barghash, did not look as favorably upon the British Empire. Because a treaty signed 10 years earlier stated that any candidate to attain the sultancy must receive the approval of the British Consul, the British viewed Kalid bin Barghash's accession as an act of war. The sultan barricaded himself in his palace, but the superior numbers and firepower of the British quickly defeated the embattled sultan. How quickly? The battle lasted all of 40 minutes, making it the shortest war in history. • There are those who wonder if beloved actor Tony Curtis, with more than 100 films to his credit, would have been quite as successful if he hadn't changed his name. His given name, Bernard Schwartz, just doesn't quite have the same ring to it. ••• Thought for the Day: "People need good lies. There are too many bad ones." -- Kurt Vonnegut © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Construction is scheduled to begin on Memorial Hospital of Converse County’s new state of the art 22,500 square foot medical office building next month. The $6.8 million facility includes convenient parking, a single registration area, and a children’s play alcove reminiscent of an old western storefront. The new facility will house Memorial Hospital’s Walk-In Clinic. The Walk-In Clinic allows patients to receive services from a physician assistant without an appointment. The clinic has become exceedingly popular over the past two years, averaging twenty-five patient visits per day. While no appointment is necessary, wait times do vary based upon how many people are waiting. In conjunction with the new building project, the hospital is actively recruiting an additional physician assistant to help reduce wait times and provide staffing for extended evening and Saturday hours. According to Mick Kasher, Memorial Hospital’s Physician Group Practice Manager, the new Medical Office Building and Walk-In Clinic brings Douglas area healthcare into the 21st century. “We have integrated the best practices from across the country into the design of our new Medical Office Building,” said Kasher. “Patients can be dropped off at the door, enter a common registration area, and be greeted by a centralized receptionist who can access any of the doctor’s schedules,” Kasher continued. The new Medical Office Building also means easier patient scheduling by phone. “Now patients call their individual doctor and work with that doctor’s receptionist. Our new Intelligent Scheduling model will allow dedicated schedulers and triage nurses to schedule appointments with any doctor,” said Kasher. Construction of the new Medical Office Building is being managed by Erdman Healthcare Real Estate and is scheduled to open next winter.

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Icky Algae

DEAR PAW'S CORNER: The water in my aquarium is green! What did I do wrong, and how can I clear up the view? -- James, Sarasota, Fla.

Glenrock Happenings May 25th - Lil Pokes Rodeo in Glenrock pre-registration May 13th Aug 2,3,4th - Deer Creek Days


1. Rock In The Glen 2. Deer Creek Station 3. Emigrant Crossing 4. Mormon Mines 5. A.H. Unthank Grave 6. Brigham Young Mail Station 7. Parker-Ringo Grave 8. ADA Magill Grave 9. Hayden Pioneer Monument 10. Deer Creek Museum 11. Paleontological Museum

DEAR JAMES: The green water is caused by an explosive growth of aquarium algae. A small amount of algae is normal in aquariums, but too much can cause all sorts of problems. One of three things -- or possibly all three -- may have occurred to turn your aquarium water green. You may be overfeeding the fish; the aquarium may not be getting regular maintenance (changing the water, etc.); or the unit is sitting in direct sunlight. The solution to this type of algae, then, is to monitor and adjust the fish's food supply; stick to a maintenance schedule; and move the aquarium out of direct sunlight if needed. Other types of algae can plague aquarium life and make the tank look just plain ugly. For example, if colonies of brown algae form in a tank, then the light levels are too low and the water has too many nutrients. Smelly, slimy blue-green algae (actually a bacteria) is caused by insufficient maintenance and is extremely difficult to clear up, but turning off the tank light for up to a week can slow its growth. Change the water at least every week (two weeks at most), making sure the new water has had its chlorine content neutralized and that its temperature matches the water in the tank. Scrape away excess algae while the water level is low, and wipe the inside of the glass with a clean cloth. Don't use algaecides to clear up the problem; you'll clear out the fish population as well. Check all filters and intake tubes to ensure they're not clogged. Send your questions or comments to, or write to Paw's Corner, c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. For more pet care-related advice and information, visit Š 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Tidbits of Glenrock, Douglas and Wheatland

• Soak your metal tools in Coca-Cola when they get gummed up. It does a great job of loosening the gunk, and after a few hours in a Coke bath, you can practically just brush stuff right off. Makes you wonder about drinking it ... but whatever works! • If you get the Sunday newspaper, you likely get coupons. Perhaps there are others who would enjoy any coupons you don't use rather than your recycling them. Ask your neighbors and friends. • To make a cottagecheese dip, blend it in your food processor until smooth and add your dip flavoring packet or season with flavors as you would sour cream. • "You can use a Thermos to keep soup warm as a lunch option. Just get a clean funnel for the kitchen and use it to add soup to the Thermos. It makes a good alternative for mixing up your lunch options, especially in cold weather. Before you fill the Thermos with your hot food, fill it with boiling water and let it sit for a good five minutes. Then empty out the water just before filling. The food will stay hot longer." -- E.D. in Wisconsin • If you have a smartphone (or just a cellphone that takes pictures), there's a new, novel way of keeping track of printed information: Snap a quick pic. This works for store hours (get the store name in the picture with the hours), receipts, sales advertisements for reference when shopping and much, much more. You can delete the photo when you are done. • If you have a tablecloth that is stained, you might be able to salvage it by turning it into napkins or a table runner. Edge it with a pretty and complimentary fabric to spice things up a little. Send your tips to Now Here's a Tip, c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475 or e-mail JoAnn at ©) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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• On April 2, 1513, near present-day St. Augustine, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon comes ashore on the Florida coast and claims the territory for the Spanish crown. Ponce de Leon is credited with the first recorded landing and the first detailed exploration of the Florida coast. • On April 3, 1776, because it lacked sufficient funds to build a strong navy, the Continental Congress gives privateers permission to attack British ships. Any goods captured by the privateer were divided between the ship’s owner and the government. • On April 7, 1873, John McGraw, one of the winningest managers in baseball history, is born in Truxton, N.Y. McGraw’s career total of 2,763 wins ranks second only to Connie Mack. Between 1902 and 1932, the New York Giants won 10 pennants, came in second place 11 times and won three World Series championships.

Douglas Happenings Friday Nights............... New Life Pentecostals, Discussion on Prophecy Topics. Open to the public March 30th ...................... Eastern WY College Management & Supervision - What is the Difference April 14th ................... Mardi gras at the Moose April 14th & 15th ..............High Plains Old Time Country Music Festival April 14th ...................... “Astride A Pink Horse” by Robert Greer at The Whistle-Stop April 14th .............................................................. Converse County Coalition against Violence 4th Annual Bowl-Athon April 16th ............Eastern WY College Concert April 21st ........Memorial Hospitals Community Health Fair April 27 - 29th.........Douglas Assembly of God 2012 Spring Conference

• On April 4, 1949, the United States and 11 other nations establish the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), a mutual defense pact aimed at containing possible Soviet aggression against Western Europe. The signatories agreed, “An armed attack against one or more of them ... shall be considered an attack against them all.” © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Tidbits of Glenrock, Douglas and Wheatland CASH PAID FOR ANTLERS, all types. Top dollar paid for all grades. Top $$$ for trophy mule deer. Richard 801-5572284 WANTS TO PURCHASE minerals and other oil & gas interests. Send details P. O. Box 13557, Denver, Co 80201

ADOPTION PREGNANT? CONSIDERING ADOPTION Talk with caring adoption expert. You choose from families nationwide. LIVING EXPENSES PAID. Call 24/7 Abbys One True Gift Adoptions. 866 413-6294.

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OPPORTUNITIES NEED 18-24 FUN energetic people to travel with young, successful business group. Paid travel. No Experience Necessary. $500-$750 weekly! 702-501-2517 NEED 18-24 FUN energetic people to travel with young, successful business group. Paid travel. No Experience Necessary. $500-$750 weekly! 480-718-9540 THE OCEAN CORP. 10840 Rockley Road, Houston, Texas 77099. Train for a New Career. *Underwater Welder. Commercial Diver. *NDT/Weld Inspector. Job Placement Assistance. Financial Aid available for those who qualify. 1-800-3210298.

ACME TRUCK LINE is leasing hoshots in Casper area. Must have own equipment. Call McCort at 307-780-7080.


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