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PANCAKE BREAKFAST $6.00 per plate ..................................8am-10am VENDORS.................................................................................. 10am-5pm ANTIQUE TRACTOR SHOW .................................................. 10am-5pm VINTAGE & MUSCLE CAR SHOW........................................ 10am-5pm KIDS BARREL TRAIN RIDES ARTS & CRAFTS EXHIBITION .............................................. 10am-5pm July July 28, 2010 HORSE22 SHOE-PIT ..................................................................... 10am-5pm 50/50 RAFFLE ........................................................................... 10am-4pm KIDS GAMES ............................................................................ 10am-4pm BABY YAK ON DISPLAY ........................................................ 10am-3pm SILENT AUCTION .................................................................... 10am-4pm TACO BAR................................................................................ 11am-Gone FARRIER DEMONSTRATION .......................................................... 11am SALSA COMPETITION .............................................................11am-1pm SALSA JUDGING............................................................................1:30pm DOG FASHION SHOW ...................................................................1:00pm SALSA JUDGING............................................................................1:30pm TABLE OF CONTENTS BARN DANCE & DEEP FRIED TURKEYS (cover charge)................................... 5pm-10pm

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laugh a are seven flies on a desk and Teacher: If there bit I hitwith one with a ruler, how many are left? Pupil: Just the squashed If you leave work late, no oneone! will notice. If you leave work early, you’ll bump into the boss in the parking lot.

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by Rick Dandes TIDBITS GETS FIRED UP ABOUT With the hazy, crazy early days of August approaching, can school be far away? Sorry kids, by Stanley Drummond but this is the time of year when your parents are Bosses people, too. (Really!) And every year alreadyare starting to think about sending you back on October 16, America pays tribute to them. to class, whether it’s college, elementary school high school. So to Boss make Day it a little easier onin •or Actually, National was created you all, Tidbits makes the grade this week with 1958 by an Illinois secretary named Patricia trivia about all kinds of schools. Enjoy. Haroski. She chose October 16 because it was • Did you know that theHer prestigious schools of her father’s birthday. father also happened the Ivy League were mostly founded before to be her boss at the time. Nevertheless, she felt the Revolutionary War and funded by lotteries? that bosses in general were underappreciated, It’s true. Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Kings and registered the date with the U.S. Chamber College (Columbia), Dartmouth and Brown of Commerce as an Universities were all official partiallyobservance. funded, back in 1700s, by enough, private lotteries. • the Interestingly a 2005 survey done by an

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between and theirwhy co-workers. could • For those them who wonder it’s JohnsThey Hopkins no longer ignore or laugh at any slackers in University (in Baltimore, Maryland) insteadtheir of department; be responsible for any poor John Hopkins,they’d the explanation goes way back to performers. the founder of the school. Johns Hopkins (1795was named his great-grandmother, • 1873) Hallmark startedafter selling Boss Day cards in Margaret Johns Hopkins. Hopkins was a 1979. While they don’t reveal actual sales lifelong bachelor, and when he died, he left figures, they do disclose that the “holiday” is most of a huge fortune to found the University poised to break into the list of top 10 card-sendand Medical School that now have his name. ing events within theturn nextthe few years. page for more!

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Page 2 SCHOOLS (continued): • During the 18th and early 19th centuries, Canadian families remained the unrivalled setting for education in that country; few children in what was then British North America received formal instruction either from tutors or in schools. • Although Thomas Jefferson had supported the concept of free public education, elementary schooling was only available to America’s wealthy until the 1840s. That’s when reformers like Horace Mann of Massachusetts and Henry Barnard of Connecticut began to push for taxfunded schools with the belief that universal education would produce good citizens, unite society, prevent crime and end poverty. • Until the 1930s, most Americans only completed eight years of school. High School only became popular during the Great Depression, when job-strapped communities saw benefits to keeping teenagers in class and out of the workforce where they’d only serve as low-cost competition to adults. • Founded in 1878 by Bishop Isaac Hellmuth and the Anglican Diocese of Huron, the University of Western Ontario is one of Canada’s oldest and best universities. The first students graduated in arts and medicine in 1883. • Remember James Meredith? The University of Mississippi gained national attention when it denied admission to James Meredith, an African American, who applied in 1961. He took the case to court, won, and started classes at Ole Miss in 1963. What many people don’t know is that he successfully graduated in 1964 and has been a supporter of Ole Miss ever since. • 74.9 million: That’s the number of people enrolled in school throughout the United States — from nursery school to college. To put this in perspective, this amounts to more than onefourth of the U.S. population age 3 and older.

of Mississippi gained national attention when it Quarter denied admission to James Meredith, an 3rd 2010 African American, who applied in 1961. He Week 31 to court, won, and started classes took the case atJuly Ole 25 Miss - 31in 1963. What many people don’t know is that he successfully graduated in 1964 Page 2 and has been a supporter of Ole Miss ever since. • 74.9 million: That’s the number of people enrolled in school throughout the United States — from nursery school to college. To put this in perspective, this amounts to more than onefourth of the U.S. population age 3 and older. SCHOOLS (continued): • Of the approximately 7.2 million teachers in the United States, 2.9 million work at elementary and middle school levels. On average, median annual wages of kindergarten, elementary, middle, and secondary school teachers ranged from $47,100 to $51,180 in May 2008; the lowest 10 percent earned $30,970 to $34,280; the top 10 percent earned $75,190 to $80,970. The average hourly wage for other school workers? Bus drivers earn $16.56 an hour, custodians earn $14.19 an hour, and cafeteria workers earn about $11.60 an hour.

school lunch program in 2009 was 31.3 million. That’s a lot of milk. July 22 - July 28, 2010 • America’s total apple production estimate in 2009 was 20.11 billion pounds, up four percent from 2007. The chances are good that the apples your children present to their teachers or enjoy for lunch were grown in Washington State, which accounts for more than half of the nation’s total production. • In fall 2009, a record of nearly 49.8 million students will attend public elementary and secondary schools in America. Of these, almost 35.0 million will be in pre-kindergarten through 8th grade and 14.8 million in grades 9 3rd Quarter through 12. An 2010 additional 5.8 million students are expected Week 31to attend private schools this coming fall.

• The average number of children participating each month in the United States’ national school lunch program in 2009 was 31.3 million. That’s a lot of milk. • America’s total apple production estimate in 2009 was 20.11 billion pounds, up four percent from 2007. The chances are good that the apples your children present to their teachers or enjoy for lunch were grown in Washington State, which accounts for more than half of the nation’s total production. • In fall 2009, a record of nearly 49.8 million students will attend public elementary and secondary schools in America. Of these, almost 35.0 million will be in pre-kindergarten through 8th grade and 14.8 million in grades 9 through 12. An additional 5.8 million students are expected to attend private schools this coming fall. • The per-pupil expenditure on public elementary and secondary education for the United States in 2007 was almost $10,000. New York spent the most among states or state equivalents ($15,981), followed by New Jersey ($15,691) and the District of Columbia ($14,324). Utah ($5,683) spent the least per student, on average.

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• The per-pupil expenditure on public elementary Page 3education for the United States and secondary in 2007 was almost $10,000. New York spent the most among states or state equivalents ($15,981), followed by New Jersey ($15,691) and the District of Columbia ($14,324). Utah ($5,683) spent the least per student, on average.

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Teacher: If there are seven flies on a desk and I hit one with a ruler, how many are left? Pupil: Just the squashed one!

1. Where is the University of Virginia located? 2. On which college campus did the Revolutionaries win their only battle in the New York campaign? 3. From which institution did Ashley Judd graduate? 4. At which college does the movie “Good Will Hunting” take place?

1. How many universities are in the Ivy League? 2. Which college granted America’s first degree? And when?

“College is a refuge from hasty judgment.” - Robert Frost

Margaret Atwood and Farley Mowat (authors), Donald Sutherland (actor), Norman Jewison (director) and Lester B. Pearson (Prime Minister) all graduated from the University of Toronto. The university, founded in 1827, is Canada’s largest.

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National Day of the Cowboy Take Your Dog to Work Day Walk on Stilts Day National Milk Chocolate Day Lasagna Day Cheesecake Day First U.S. Patent Issued

Walter Payton 7/25/1954 Sandra Bullock 7/26/1964 Alex Rodriguez 7/27/1975 Jacqueline Kennedy Onasis 7/28/1929 Martina McBride 7/29/1966 Arnold Schwarzenegger 7/20/1947 J.K. Rowling 7/31/1965

Some interesting “green” college projects currently underway at various schools are: diverting food waste from landfills, allowing students to opt for wind energy in their dorm, powering the college solely by landfill gas, offering renewable loan funds for green efficiency projects around campus, making the entire college carbon neutral, increasing carbon reduction, increasing zip car ownership, producing bio-diesel in kitchens, and updating shower heads and faucets to those that save millions of gallons of water.

A little girl came home from school and said to her mother, “Mommy, today in school I was punished for something that I didn’t do.” The mother exclaimed, “But that’s terrible! I’m going to have a talk with your teacher about this ... By the way, what was it that you didn’t do?” The little girl replied, “My homework.”

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Don’t Put off Minor Shingle Repairs By Samantha Mazzotta

Q: While cleaning out the gutters a few weeks ago, I noticed a couple of shingles on the roof that have been torn slightly, one with a chunk missing from the corner and the other looks loose or pried up. What’s the best way to fix them? Should I look for underlying damage? -- Earl C., Omaha, Neb. A: Small tears in asphalt shingles can be patched up pretty quickly using roofing cement. Brush any debris out of the torn or bent area and apply a good amount of cement, then tack down. A shingle with a torn-off corner can be patched by cutting a similar-sized piece from a spare shingle and applying roofing cement both to the underside and along the tear. However, this won’t last very long, so the entire shingle should be replaced within a few months -- or you can replace it right away. Note: Always secure yourself with a rope or harness, and never work without a helper. To replace shingles, you’ll need -- in addition to new shingles -- a flat pry bar, a hammer, roofing cement,

7/8-inch or 1-inch roofing nails, and a utility knife. Carefully slide out damaged shingles, beginning with the topmost shingle. Pull out old nails in the repair area, then inspect the exposed building paper for damage. Patch small tears with roofing cement. Working from the bottom of the repair area upward, install the new shingles. These should overlap and stagger the row of shingles below. Nail in roofing nails at the tab slots. The uppermost shingle won’t initially be nailed in, since you need to slip it underneath existing shingles. Instead, flip it over, apply roofing cement to the underside (the part that will slip underneath the shingles above) and gently slide into place. Give the cement a minute to set, then have your helper gently lift the edges of the shingles above while you nail in roofing nails. While you’re up there, it’s a good time to inspect the rest of the roof and make spot repairs, using roofing cement, to common trouble spots like the flashing around the chimney or roof joints. (c) 2010 King Features Synd., Inc.

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you, there are truck and tractor pulls in a section of the Glenrock Town Park. There are local artists and musicians that entertain throughout the weekend at various stages set up both in the downtown district and in the nightclubs. Glenrock WY, something is always going on.....

mammal. They graze on grasses, herbs, moss, lichens, and tubers. In the winter wild yak can crunch ice or snow for water. Fun Yak Facts FUNDRAISER FOR THE GLENROCK - In winter a wild yak can survive SENIOR CENTER temperatures as low as - 40 degrees (F). * 8 AM PANCAKE BREAKFAST - A wild yak doesn’t reach full size until 6 * 10 - 4 KIDS GAMES to 8 years of age. * 10 - 3 BABY YAK ON DISPLAY - In wild yaks, births usually occur in * 10 - 5 ARTS & CRAFT EXHIBITION June and a single calf is born every * ANTIQUE TRACTOR DISPLAY other year. * 11 AM SALSA COMPETITION - Dried yak dung is used as fuel in the * 10 - 4 SILENT AUCTION treeless Tibetan plateaus. * 11 AM TACO BAR - The Sherpas of Nepal call the males * 4 PM BEER GARDEN/BBQ * 5 PM BARN DANCE (COVER CHARGE) of the species “Yak” and the females “Nak,” or “Dri.” MORE INFO: 307-259-5010 WWW.STAR-KWYOMING.COM JULY 31, 2010 HOSTED AT STAR * K RANCH, 100 BOXELDER ROAD, GLENROCK WY (PUBLIC WELCOMED)

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Yaks are divided into two species: domestic and wild. Domestic yak are smaller, have a less shaggy coat, and probably originated from wild Tibetan yak. Domestic yak are used for travel and as draft animals. They are also valued for their milk, meat, wool, and dung. Domestic yak are more varied in colors than wild yak. Wild yak live in alpine meadows and on the steppes in Asia. They live at the highest altitude of any

DEER CREEK DAYS AUG 6, 2010: Every year in August, the Town of Glenrock comes out in force to celebrate Deer Creek Days. It is three days filled with parades, pancake breakfasts, barbeques and games in the middle of bright summer days and warm summer nights. The week begins with local artists displaying their artwork at the Glenrock Town Hall. Ranch Rodeo takes place at the South Recreation Complex. If rodeo does not appeal to

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THE “BEAR” ESSENTIALS Although there are only eight living species of bear, they are widespread, appearing in a wide variety of habitats throughout the Northern Hemisphere and partially in the Southern Hemisphere. Bears are found on the continents of North America, South America, Europe and Asia. • Since prehistoric times, bears have been hunted for their meat and fur. To this day, they play a prominent role in the arts, mythology and other cultural aspects of various human societies.

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• The eight species of bears are: Malayan Sun Bear, Sloth Bear, Spectacled Bear, American Black Bear, Brown Bear or Grizzly Bear, Polar Bear, Asiatic Black Bear and Panda Bears. • The collective name for a group of bears is a sleuth or sloth, but with the exceptions of courting individuals and mothers with their young, bears are typically solitary animals. They are generally active during the day (diurnal), but may be active during the night (nocturnal) or twilight (crepuscular), particularly around humans. • Bears have an excellent sense of smell, and despite their heavy build and awkward gait, they can run quickly and are adept climbers and swimmers. • Black bears are particularly good tree climbers as well as swimmers. And they are pretty good runners, at up to 30 miles per hour. • Bears use shelters such as caves and burrows as their dens, which are occupied by most species during the winter for a long period of sleep, some up to three to five months. This period is often called hibernation but is not true hibernation. Today, scientists prefer to call bears’ winter nap “denning.”

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Pre-Paid Phone Cards How many long-distance minutes are on your pre-paid phone calling card? Are you sure? Millions of people might say they're certain what they've purchased, but the Federal Trade Commission has been pursuing one prepaid card issuer after another for a laundry list of deceptive marketing infractions. That list includes: not providing the number of minutes paid for (in some cases only half the minutes), not telling users they would be charged even if the call doesn't go through, hidden fees, destination surcharges, maintenance fees, PINs that don't work, access numbers that are always busy, expiration dates that aren't disclosed and more.

The FTC tested cards and determined that only between 43 percent and 50 percent of the advertised time is actually available to use. The policy language, if it appears on the card at all, is often too small to read or is written in language that is not understandable. The fines have been significant. One company paid $1.3 million, another $2.25 million. At this point The Calling Card Consumer Protection Act (H.R. 3993) has made its way through the U.S. House of Representatives into the Senate, where it was read twice and shuffled off to the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. The bill, if passed, would require disclosure of the provider's name and customer-service number, the number of minutes or dollar value of the card, the per-minute rate, fees and charges, any time period limits or expiration dates,

and refund policies. For the FCC fact sheet, go to www.fcc.gov and put "PrePaid Phone Card" in the search box. Look for a fact sheet called "Pre-Paid Phone Cards: What Consumers Should Know." To file a complaint, go online FTC Complaint Assistant or call 1-877-382-4357 to have your complaint added to the database. The more complaints on a given topic, the more likely the FTC will take action. For good measure, also contact the Federal Communications Commission at esupport.fcc. gov/complaints.htm or 1-888225-5322. In a sign of the times, Washington, D.C., has gotten creative. Under the common property law, any money left on a gift card becomes abandoned property and reverts to the state. Using that same theory, it claims that minutes unused on a pre-paid calling card also are abandoned property, and the value should revert to the city. It stands to recoup millions of dollars.

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HOMES FOR RENT 143 S FENWAY 3-4 bedroom, 2 full bath, washer/dryer, garage and car port, fenced yard, yardwork done by owner. $1,200 per month plus deposit, lease required. 259-8454 or 265-0036. FOR SALE OR RENT 3 bdrm, 2.5 baths, 2 car garage, reduced to $154,000. Call 307-797-6941 or 307797-6940 RENTAL WEST SIDE tri level 3 bedrooms 2.5. Baths 1776 sq ft double car garage contact me CJ Lovato be ready 15th of July. First and security deposit 1100.00 both! 259-5958!

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“BEAR” ESSENTIALS (continued): • Panda bears weigh about 250 pounds. The average lifespan of a panda bear is 20 to 30 years. Curiously, they do not sleep during the winter as other bear species do. The panda was actually not officially considered a bear until 1995. • The giant panda is universally loved, but this peaceful animal faces many dangers. Its population is small and isolated, as its traditional forest habitat in southwest China’s mountainous areas becomes more fragmented. The government has set up more than 30 reserves, but habitat destruction and poaching continue to pose a threat. • The size of bears varies, according to species. They can reach a height of 6-and-a-half-feet tall; they can weigh 600 pounds or more. • The grizzly bear is not endangered, but it is a threatened species. The grizzly bear, on average, weighs between 300 to 800 pounds. Some, of course, are larger than that. • The polar bear is the largest land carnivore in the world. The average adult male weighs between 850 to 900 pounds (380 to 400 kilograms). • The sloth bear has long shaggy hair and weighs an average of 120 to 310 pounds (54 to 141 kilograms). • The diet of bears varies according to their habitat and can consist of meat and plants. • Male bears are referred to as boars or he-bears. A female is called a sow or she-bear. Their offspring, or a baby bear, is called a cub. • The average size of a litter of cubs is four. Bears tend to mark their territory by clawing, biting and rubbing trees.

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Welcome to the City of Douglas - one of the best 100 Small Towns in America. In addition to being the Official Home of the Jackalope and a Tree City USA, Douglas is also proud to be the home of the Wyoming State Fairgrounds and Pioneer Museum, Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy, Douglas Railroad Interpretive Center, Douglas Community Golf Course, Douglas Motorsports Park, and the final resting place of Sir Barton, the first thoroughbred colt to win the American Triple Crown.

Historic Walking Tours Douglas has a rich history as a storied western town. History enthusiasts can take advantage of three unique walking tours depicting a selection of historic homes, commercial buildings, and cemetery plots. The Historic Residences of Douglas tour features 18 homes in the stately tree-accented north side of town.

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Wyoming State Fair - August 14 - 21, 2010 This year’s theme is Wyoming’s Barnyard Mardi Gras. Features include • Grandstand events • Free stage entertainment • Yampa Valley Boys • Lanky the Clown • Pippi the Clown • Younger Brothers Band • Marty Davis • Brady Goss • Washboard Willy • The Eric May Band • Michael Mezmer - Hypnotist • The Great American Petting Zoo • The Doggies of the Wild West • Jillybean - Master Storyteller • Crabtree Carnival • Commercial Vendors • Food Court • Wyoming Pioneer Museum • Stick Horse Rodeo • Sheep Dog Trials • Wyoming Stock Dog Cattle Trials • PRCA Steer Roping • Wyoming Pioneer Day • Wyoming Department of Agriculture Awards • Wyoming State Fair Parade Day • Mustang Challenge • Wyoming Farmers Market • Championship Arm Wrestling • Wild Horse Adoption Day • Arts and Crafts Exhibitions Check out www.wystatefair.com for all the details.

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