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Glenrock, Douglas and Wheatland Issue #412

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RAMS of Glenrock WORKING FOR THE BUSINESSES & COMMUNITY OF GLENROCK, CONVERSE COUNTY President:............................. Cindy Pittsley, The Flower Shop Vice-President: .................... Colbi Maddox, Hilltop National Bank Sec/Tresurer:........................ Brenda Stark, Star * k Tack, Feed & Cowgirl Country Gifts Board Member at Large: ..... Travis Henderson, Star * k Communications Board Member at Large: ..... Christina Hiser, Christina’s Hair & Nails Board Member at Large: ..... Patty Reiter, Reiter Machine Board Member at Large: .... Jim Moulton, Glenrock Motorsports RAMS is a 100% volunteer organization that is committed to the Glenrock, Converse County community. 100% of all fundrasising proceeds are reinvested back into the community strictly for the benefit of the community.

In 2011 RAMS of Glenrock voted in to make their next major contribution to the community and businesses of Glenrock to be some form of I-25 exposure. RAMS will be hosting fundraisers to raise funds for a bill board on I-25 in hopes of attacting drivers to come into the community and experience all that Glenrock WY has to offer. Glenrock is rich in history. The Oregon, Bozeman, Texas and California Trails all came together along Deer Creek and the Platte River. The Deer Creek Museum is the

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perfect place to relive the beginnings of the town. The Paleon Museum welcomes visitors to experience the time before man when Glenrock area was inhabited by a different form of life. The dinosaurs roamed throughout the region during the Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods. The prehistory that exists can be seen at the Paleon Museum. The bones that are on display came from the Kola Quarry north of Glenrock, the Como Bluffs Quarry near Medicine Bow and from a private ranch near Lusk. Besides history Glenrock offers Fine Dining, Unique shopping, Golf Course and is host to the Annual Fire & Ice, Art In The Park, The Yak About Festival & the Fall Fest/Hunters BBQ. RAMS started community Meet N Greets in 2011. Meet N Greets are hosted by RAMS business members, open to the public, and held on the 3rd Thursday of every other month beginning in February. RAMS will continue to host fundraisers and Meet N Greets to support the Glenrock Community. RAMS looks forward to the participation of our current members, new members and the wonderful Glenrock community

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Q: My friends and I watched the Wladimir Klitschko heavyweight-title bout against Jena-Marc Mormeck at our local bar, and were happy to see Wladimir retain his heavyweight title. One of my friends said he heard that Wladimir intends to start up an acting career when he’s done with boxing. Is that true? -- John R., Indianapolis A: While it’s true that the handsome Ukrainian has dipped his foot in the Hollywood pool -- the documentary “Klitschko,” which centers on his and his older brother Vitali’s rise in the boxing world, has been making quite an impression on festival goers since premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival last year -- Wladimir is keeping his eye firmly on his boxing career. I spoke with him recently about the acting rumors, and he told me: “While I am asked often about being in movies -- usually it’s a Russian mob character -- it’s always the same thing. I did play myself in ‘Ocean’s Eleven,’ and I did two German comedies. But right now I’m playing the role called the Heavyweight Champion of the World, and it takes all of my time. I really like to play it, and I have to stay focused. So there’s no nonsense with any wannabe Hollywood stuff. If I lose my focus, then I’m going to lose the titles, and I don’t want to do that.” Wladimir Klitschko You can watch Wladimir defend his title July 7 against Tony Thompson, and read my entire engaging interview with the charming heavyweight at www.celebri tyextraonline.com. ••• Q: I am so excited to see “The Avengers,” starring all of my favorite comic-book heroes, especially Captain America. Because of “The Avengers,” does that mean there won’t be a “Captain America: The First Avenger” sequel for a while? -- Fred D., via e-mail A: Walt Disney Studios recently announced that Chris Evans will again suit up in red, white and blue to save the world from the bad guys. You can expect the sequel to last summer’s blockbuster hit to arrive in theaters April 4, 2014. While it’s still too early to camp out for tickets, at least there’s a release date in sight. ••• Q: I’m really sad about this being the final season of “Desperate Housewives.” How are the ladies of Wisteria Lane taking it? -- J.J. A: If one of Marcia Cross’ latest tweets is any indication, they are as sad as you are. Marcia recently lamented via Twitter: “How do you handle goodbyes? Me, not so well ... already feel so sad and vulnerable ... [I] will miss my ‘Desperate Housewives’ family terribly.” ••• Readers: Here’s an update on release dates of various HBO projects that have been mentioned in past columns. First, season five “True Blood” premieres on June 10 at 9 p.m. with 12 all-new episodes. Also, “Newsroom” -- the Aaron Sorkin drama starring Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer and Sam Waterson -- premieres its 10-episode first season on June 24 at 10 p.m. Write to Cindy at King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475; or e-mail her at letters@cindyelavsky.com. © 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.


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Burton's Comeback Trail

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500, he ranks 15th in the point standings. He already So far for Jeff Burton, the has a fifth-place finish in the Daytona 500 and a sixth season has been "just OK." in the Auto Club 400 (Fontana, Calif.). Burton collected top-10 "I have been through this before in my career where finishes in four of the final I wasn't successful, but we got back to it, and I believe Sprint Cup races of 2011 and we will get back to it this time," Burton said. "It will expected more than what the current season has be difficult. There are some things I've got to change yielded to date. and some things that have to change around me. Burton, 44, has failed to make the Chase in two "We've had a few shots, of the past three seasons. The and at this point last year we most recent of his 21 victories weren't even close to seeing it. at NASCAR's premier level We have seen some improveoccurred on Oct. 11, 2008, at ments but not at the level we Charlotte Motor Speedway. need to." That was 119 races ago. Burton won six races in The South Boston, Va., 1999, then driving a Ford for native admitted, "We have Jack Roush. Now he is in his certainly not had the start we eighth full season driving one wanted to have. of Richard Childress's Chevys. "We set out to change a lot He once finished in the top five of stuff, and we've seen some in points four years in a row improvement in some areas, Jeff Burton has two top-10 finishes this season, staying amid the need for improvement. (John Clark/ with Roush (1997-2000). His and in others we haven't. ... competitive NASCAR This Week photo) best showing with Childress The day I don't think I can be to date was a sixth in 2008. competitive, I promise you, I Texas Motor Speedway, coincidentally, was the site will leave. I've never gotten into a race car to get a of Burton's first Cup victory on April 6, 1997. check. I got every dollar I could get while I was driv••• ing it, but I didn't want to get in it to get the dollar. I Monte Dutton covers motorsports for The Gaston (N.C.) got in it because I wanted to get the trophy." Gazette. E-mail Monte at nascarthisweek@yahoo.com. Burton is in decent position to make a run at the © 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Chase. Entering this weekend's Samsung Mobile


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When Medicines Fail to Quell Heartburn DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am 25. I have a serious

case of GERD. I’ve been put on four different medicines. They aren’t working. I also have palpitations throughout the day. I’ve been told by doctors and nurses that there is nothing dangerous about them. I’d like to know if this true. -- J.C. ANSWER: GERD -- gastroesophageal reflux disorder -- is heartburn. It’s the upward spurting of stomach acid and digestive juices into the esophagus, the swallowing tube, a place that is not able to cope with these corrosive juices the way the stomach is. Eliminate or go easy on foods that make GERD worse: citrus fruits; tomatoes; onions; carbonated drinks; spicy, fatty or fried foods; chocolate; peppermint; and caffeine. If you’re overweight, weight loss lessens GERD symptoms. Don’t lie down after eating. Don’t smoke. Sleep with your head, chest and stomach on a slope by putting 6-inch blocks under the bedposts at the head of your bed. That position keeps stomach acid in the stomach. Don’t wear anything that constricts your stomach, like tight pants or tight belts. Medicines called “proton pump inhibitors” nearly completely turn off acid production. Nexium, Prevacid, Prilosec, Protonix, Aciphex and Dexilant are their names. If you still have heartburn while on these

medicines, it’s OK to use an antacid along with them. If medicines fail, other causes of heartburn need consideration, things like bile reflux or eosinophilic esophagitis. If these conditions aren’t found, then surgical treatment of GERD is an option that’s open to you. Palpitations mean a thumping or racing heart. They can be felt as a thud in the chest. The cause is an extra beat -- or more correctly, a premature beat -- one that comes before it should. The beat after a premature beat is delayed. During the delay, the heart fills with more blood than usual, and that causes a thump in the chest when the heart empties. Premature beats are almost always innocent and need no treatment. You can believe your doctors and nurses. The booklet on GERD explains this common malady and its treatment. To order a copy, write: Dr. Donohue -- No. 501W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipient’s printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. •••

Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. © 201 North America Synd., Inc. All Rights Reserved


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California Faience Bowl

Q: I recently received a California Faience bowl from a relative who told me it was from the 1920s. I can't find anything about the company in any of my reference books. Can you help me? -- Laura, Earth City, Mo. A: California Faience was a brand that was started in about 1920 by William V. Bragdon and Chauncy R. Thomas at their tile shop in Berkeley, Calif. Pieces of their pottery are generally marked "California Faience" with a die stamp and are quite collectible. Typical prices are ashtray with stylized dog design in orange matt, $225; and burgundy gloss bowl, $250. ••• Q: I have a set of Elsie and Elmer coffee cups that were given away as premiums by the Borden Company. They are mint. -- Milton, Albuquerque, N.M. A: Elsie was introduced during the 1930s as a mascot for the Borden Company. In 1940 she "married" Elmer, who began promoting Borden's glue. Together they had Beulah. Elmer and Elsie appeared on dozens of products, including, of course, your coffee cups. I suspect your set of four are worth in the $12 to $20 range. ••• Q: I have a set of cuff links that originally belonged to a riverboat captain who worked on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. The set is in a leather case stamped "Currier & Ives by Squire" and are quite elaborate. Do you have any idea of what they might be worth? -- Michael, Ormond Beach, Fla. A: Eugene Klompus is an expert and collector. His contact information is P.O. Box 5970, Vernon Hills, NJ 60061; genek@justcufflinks.com; and www.justcufflinks.com. Write to Larry Cox in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to questionsforcox@aol.com. Due to the large volume of mail he receives, Mr. Cox is unable to personally answer all reader questions. Do not send any materials requiring return mail. Questions of general interest will be incorporated into his column whenever possible. © 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Summer Sports Clinic If you’re a veteran with severe physical or psychological impairments, consider whether you’d enjoy participating in an adaptive sports clinic. The next National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic will be held in September 2012 in San Diego. Clinic categories are surfing, sailing, cycling (hand and tandem), kayaking and track and field in venues all over the San Diego area. Check the website [www.va.gov, then click Media Room] to be sure you qualify, but if you have spinal cord injuries, burns, injuries sustained in the past six years, psychological trauma, amputations or traumatic brain injuries, you’re likely the veteran they’re hoping will sign up. Registration forms are available for download online. The deadline is June 1, so don’t delay. (You’ll pay a late fee after that.) The application pack has multiple parts, and you’ll need

to fill out all of them: a registration checklist, application, medical/physical exam form, media and news release questionnaire, and application for health benefits (if you’re not registered with the VA). Once you have all your paperwork completed, send it all to: Tristan Heaton (00SSC)SV National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic VA San Diego HCS 3350 La Jolla Village Dr. San Diego, CA 92161 If you have questions or don’t have a computer and need the forms sent to you, call the local organizing committee chair at 858-642-6426. If you don’t think you can afford the trip, talk to the Veterans Service Organization at the VA center where you receive care. The vision statement for the event says that these sports clinics and enjoying those sports later can improve independence, increase self-worth and quality of life, lower stress, reduce dependency on medications and serve as an addition to rehab you might be getting. Sounds like that could open some doors, doesn’t it? Write to Freddy Groves in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to columnreply@gmail.com. © 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

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