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Glenrock, Douglas and Wheatland Issue #415

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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

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together along Deer Creek and the Platte River. The Deer Creek Museum is the 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 ART IN THE PARK - JUNE 16, 2012 CRAFTERS * TALENT SHOW * PIE EATING CONTEST GLENROCK TOWN PARK, GLENROCK WY SPONSORED & HOSTED BY: RAMS OF GLENROCK WWW.RAMSGLENROCK.ORG OR FACEBOOK

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LAWN MOWER PULLS * HOME MADE SALSA COMPETITION * CASINO NIGHT • HOSTED AT: STAR * K RANCH, 100 BOXELDER RD, GLENROCK WY JULY 28, 2012 FUNDRAISER FOR THE GLENROCK SENIOR CENTER “MEALS ON WHEELS PROGRAM”

Alzheimer’s Is Common Type of Dementia DEAR DR. DONOHUE: What is the difference

between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease? Are they the same? -- M.J. ANSWER: “Dementia” is an encompassing word that includes many different conditions. Those conditions have some similar features that indicate an impairment or loss of important mental functions. The inability to retain new information, getting lost in familiar surroundings, difficulty choosing the proper words to express oneself, trouble doing simple arithmetic like adding and subtracting, the failure to recognize close relatives and friends, and showing poor judgment like dressing for winter in the middle of summer are signs of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease, Pick’s disease, vascular dementia (dementia due to many small strokes), dementia with Lewy bodies and frontotemporal dementia are but a few of the dementia illnesses. Each of these illnesses has special features that set it apart from the other dementing conditions. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common kind of dementia. People often use “dementia” when they mean “Alzheimer’s disease.” It’s best to give the exact name for the illness that is causing mental deterioration. The booklet on Alzheimer’s disease provides the signs and symptoms of this illness. Readers who would like a copy can obtain one by writing: Dr. Donohue -- No. 903W, 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. ••• DEAR DR. DONOHUE: What has happened to the appendix? I never hear about appendicitis anymore. Has the operation gone out of fashion? Or is there some other way to deal with it? -- R.P. ANSWER: The appendix is still where it always has been, dangling down from the first part of the colon

on the lower right side. Long thought not to have any purpose, it does appear to add to immune defenses and seems to produce products useful for the development of the fetus. We do well without it, though. Appendicitis has not gone out of fashion. It happens with the same regularity it always has. The age group most likely to suffer from it is the group between 10 and 19. Around 250,000 appendectomies are done yearly in the United States. Newer developments in the diagnosis of appendicitis include CT scans and ultrasound. Many surgeons now use a laparoscope to remove it. It’s a viewing instrument passed into the abdomen through a small incision. Instruments also are inserted through similar small incisions. ••• DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I don’t think my problem will impress you, but here I go. I refuse to wear a bathing suit in the summer because of all the spider veins on my legs, especially in the area of the ankles. How are they gotten rid of? I heard that tea bags work. Do they? -- E.L. ANSWER: I’m not familiar with tea bags for spider veins. Other treatments do work well. Lasers can obliterate them. So can sclerotherapy. A doctor injects these tiny veins with a solution that causes them to wither and dry up. I’m sure you won’t have trouble finding a doctor who does these procedures. If you do have trouble, ask your family doctor for a referral. 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. © 2012 North America Synd., Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Destination: Glenrock, Wyoming!

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Kyle's Awesome Win

What a difference a vicin its final stop. tory makes. "Once I got out front, I knew I had 10 laps," Kyle Busch arrived at Busch said. "I could abuse the heck out of that Richmond International Racething and drive it for all it was worth, and didn't way, where he won in the past three springs, have to save any tires." ranked 13th in the Sprint Cup points. He had It was a great spot for Kyle Busch to be in. To placed 36th, 11th and 10th in the previous three borrow the cliche often used by Motor Racing races. Network's Barney Hall, he Guess what? Busch won "drove the wheels off that again. He moved up to 11th car." in the standings. The Capital "In evaluating our proCity 400 was the 24th vicgram, we've definitely had tory of his career. His older some ups and downs," brother, Kurt, even won the Busch said. "We haven't Nationwide Series race a day run to the competitiveness earlier driving a Toyota Kyle we want to. We're not out owned. there leading all the laps, Kyle, who turned 27 on and running up front, and Wednesday, wasn't exagger- Kyle Busch used a bit of skill and got some pit-crew help to stay doing what (point leader ating when he said, "It was an ahead of Tony Stewart and win the Capital City 400 at Richmond. Greg) Biffle has been able awesome victory overall." (John Clark/NASCAR This Week photo) to do or Martin Truex has Crew chief Dave Rogers said, "I think the key been able to do, or some of those guys. to the game was Kyle kept us in it all race. He In addition to his fourth straight springtime never got frustrated or discouraged." victory in Richmond, Kyle also equaled his older "Kyle just stayed real patient, never worbrother's total of career victories. ried about things, kept his poise, and things "It's neat that we're still racing around here in just worked out right for us in the end," added Cup," Kyle said, "and hopefully with many more owner Joe Gibbs. wins that we can both achieve." Another important factor was Busch's pit ••• Monte Dutton covers motorsports for The Gaston (N.C.) Gazette. E-mail crew, which managed to get his No. 18 Camry Monte at nascarthisweek@yahoo.com. © 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. out of the pits ahead of Tony Stewart's Impala


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Come meet the president, see our equipment and enjoy lunch with some of the Gazelle Team! You could leave working for the nation’s premier Crude Oil Transportation, and Logistics Company!


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Craft Sheer Hosiery Into Flower Bouquet

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“She loves me, she loves me not,” the kids chant in a chorus around a little patch of daisies blooming on our boulevard. Tugging flower petals one by one, their smiling young faces announce in a most traditional way that spring has sprung. Join your kids during this beautiful season and take a closer look at the flowers in your yard, neighborhood park or in the vase on your kitchen table. Discover the interesting shapes of the petals that one by one compose a unique bloom. Then let your observations inspire you to make a bouquet of everlasting flowers from the most unusual of materials: wire and inexpensive, colorful knee-high stockings! Here are the materials for a flower with four or five petals: 2 sheer knee-high stockings in white or pastel colors A roll of 16- or 18-gauge wire Scissors Floral tape or green electrical tape Vase or flowerpot with florist foam inside Floral moss (optional)

Here’s the fun: 1. Shape and twist the wire in a loop to form an outline of a petal that is about 1 inch in diameter. Think of it as the “frame” of the petal. Do not cut the wire at the base of the loop, but rather twist and turn the wire to form another similar-size petal next to the first until you have four or five petals. Do not cut off the wire. 2. Cut off the toe and the elastic end of a pair of sheer knee-highs. Stretch the stocking over a wire petal, then twist it in place at the base, stretch it a bit more, and then twist again. Wrap the wire around the base to fasten the stocking in place. Cut off excess stocking below the petal. Continue with each petal. This can be a two-person project. Your child can stretch the stocking over the petal while you do the twisting. 3. Cut the wire, allowing for a stem. Give the stem a nice finished look with floral or green electrical tape. Arrange in a flowerpot with floral moss or in a vase. Tips: Glue miniature butterflies or bugs to the flowers, or add details with fabric paints in squeeze bottles. ••• Donna Erickson’s award-winning series “Donna’s Day” is airing on public television nationwide. To find more of her creative family recipes and activities, visit www.donnasday.com and link to the NEW Donna’s Day Facebook fan page. Her latest book is “Donna Erickson’s Fabulous Funstuff for Families.” © 2012 Donna Erickson Distributed by King Features Synd.


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ANNOUNCEMENTS ATTENTION CITIZENS Have you had issues or problems with any Officer from the Evansville Police Department? If so, please call this number: 877-733-2639

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"Tire" Ashtray

Q: I have a "tire" ashtray that I think is probably from the 1930s. Are these collectible? -- Carl, Dayton, Ohio A: Most of the "tire" ashtrays that I've seen being offered for sale were originally given away as premiums by service stations, tire manufacturers and garages. The earliest styles were crafted of glass circled by a miniature rubber tire. On the tire is embossed the name of the company. Ashtrays of this type produced before about 1950 are especially collectible. Typical prices are Goodrich Double Eagle, $125; Firestone Deluxe Champion, $45; Zenith, $40; and Jetzon, $20. As with most collectibles, condition is extremely important. For non-smokers, some of the ashtrays were issued that featured a pin tray. ••• Q: My mom collected Avon bottles, and I have inherited them. I know nothing about Avon and current values. Can you help me? -- Susan, Stigler, Okla. A: The California Perfume Company was founded in 1886 and the Avon line was not introduced until about 40 years later. Collecting the earlier items is still competitive, but ones issued after about 1960 have little or no value to serious enthusiasts. After monitoring eBay for several days, I still believe that the Avon market has softened. There are several guidebooks available at amazon.com, but you should take the prices listed in them with some caution. For example, one guide lists a Nile Blue Bath Urn for $15, but it actually sells for about $5. © 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Shop Douglas! For Advertising Call Brenda Stark at 307-259-5010!

Mental Health Help From the VA Depression. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Substance abuse. Thoughts of suicide. Trauma from sexual assault. Anxiety. If you’re a veteran with any of those mental-health struggles, there is help via the Department of Veterans Affairs. You can take a big step forward in getting help for yourself or a veteran family member by going to the VA’s website, www.mentalhealth.va.gov. Click on: --Screening tools: You’ll find screening tests for depression, PTSD and substance abuse, including drugs and alcohol. --Where to get help: Click on the green HELP graphic, and you’ll find tabs for getting help right now (if you are in crisis, call 1-800-273-8255 and press “1”), program locators and treatment info. Click on the map graphic to find the nearest VA facility. Use the drop-down menu

to find the type of facility you need. There is a special PTSD link on the left side of the screen. --If you’re having suicidal thoughts (or if there is a veteran you’re worried about): If you can get to a computer, consider checking in with the Veterans Crisis Online chat. Someone is there 24 hours a day. Go to www.mentalhealth.va.gov and click Suicide Prevention on the left side of the screen. (Or go to http://veteranscrisisline.net/) You also can send a text message to 838255. You don’t have to be enrolled in VA health care to get help. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki recently announced that the VA would be adding 1,600 more mental-health clinicians -- nurses, psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists -- plus 300 more support staff. The need is great -- 1.3 million veterans were helped with mental-health services last year -- and that number will only increase. If you need help, it’s there. Don’t wait. Just take the first step. 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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