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Safety First! with Holiday Lighting

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City Hall in the 1930s was a small building on Gillette Avenue. The old City Hall was used as a community building for church services, dances and public meetings. It was also the morgue. When one of the dear departed was being kept there until burial, he or she would be moved to the old jail while a dance or meeting was held.

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The earlier you begin planning the party, the less stress you’re likely to feel as a host. Certain items for the party, like decorations and certain snacks and beverages, have no expiration dates, so buy such items well in advance of the party. This leads to one less task to tackle in the weeks and days leading up to the party. Planning early also affords you ample time coordinate with guests and decide who will be responsible for certain party tasks.

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Deadwood’s Crown Jewel: The Historic Adams House

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Energy City Voices

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Gillette Church Directory

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Crossword Puzzle

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Campbell County Rockpile Museum

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Campbell County Senior Center

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Gillette City Map

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Gillette Wild Hockey

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Recipe - Special K Bars

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Gatherings with friends and family are a big part of the holiday season. Many people travel during the holidays to spend time with distant relatives, but those same people often want to gather with those loved ones who live nearby as well. Thus an abundance of gatherings comes in December, when office parties, dinners with family and festivities with friends have a way of dominating the last five weeks of the year. All of those gatherings translate to a lot of holiday hosting, and hosts can easily feel overwhelmed as they try to juggle hosting duties with everything else that comes along during this time of year. The following are a few steps holiday hosts can take to make hosting a lot less hectic and a lot more fun. Enlist help. Just because a holiday party is at your home does not mean others can’t pitch in or will be unwilling to help. If you plan to decorate for the party, invite a friend over to assist. When hosting a holiday dinner party, ask guests to bring certain items to save you some work. Ask one guest to bring some dessert, saving you the time it takes to visit the local bakery or bake your own desserts, and ask others to provide side dishes. This drastically reduces the time it will take you to shop for groceries and cook the meal, leaving you more time to spend with friends and family, both during the party and in the days leading up to the festivities.

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Plan well in advance. The earlier you begin planning the party, the less stress you’re likely to feel as a host. Certain items for the party, like decorations and certain snacks and beverages, have no expiration dates, so buy such items well in advance of the party. This leads to one less task to tackle in the weeks and days leading up to the party. Planning early also affords you ample time coordinate with guests and decide who will be responsible for certain party tasks. Planning a party at the last minute can be stressful, so if you know you will be handling hosting duties this holiday season, start preparing for the party as soon as possible. Hire a cleaning service. One of the more difficult parts of holiday hosting is cleaning the house before guests arrive. A thorough house cleaning can take up a substantial amount of time, which tends to be hard to come by during the holiday season. To avoid a late night cleaning session or the need to spend a valuable weekend afternoon hard at work around the house, hire a cleaning service to come and clean your house in the days before the party. Such services can clean your home in a fraction of the time it might take you to do so on your own, and this removes one of the more timeconsuming and arduous tasks from your to-do list. Have a theme for the party. Holiday hosts may worry about how to entertain their guests

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throughout the party. A theme party makes it easier to entertain guests, who can show up decked out in holiday pajamas or sweaters or bring along a favorite unique compilation of holiday songs for a sing-along. Such themes set a tone for the party right away and often make it easier for guests to unwind immediately. Seek suggestions for a theme from your guests to make the party even more fun. Pass the buck. Hosting a holiday dinner party? Consider passing the hosting duties on to a local restaurant, especially if your friends and family members are on board with the idea. If your schedule is especially hectic this holiday season, then move the party from your home to a local restaurant, where the staff can worry about accommodating your guests and you can simply relax and have a good time with your loved ones. When choosing a restaurant, look for one with a menu that features something for everyone. Entree selections should include a pasta dish, a beef dish, a seafood dish, a poultry dish, and vegetarian fare. Holiday hosting is meant to be fun, but hosts often find themselves scrambling to prepare for the party as it draws closer. Planning early, seeking help and input from your guests and delegating certain tasks can help ensure hosts have as festive a time as their friends and family members.


Older Faucet Still Can be Repaired Q: The faucet on the utility sink in my basement is leaking. It’s one of those older faucets with a threaded spout where you can attach a hose, and a wingnut-looking handle. Can this be repaired, or is it too old? -- Clive in Pittsburgh A: If the leak is caused by a worn seal or washer, you should be able to find an adequate replacement in a universal washer kit. This inexpensive item is available at hardware and homeimprovement stores and has a variety of different washers and seals to solve problems exactly like yours. The type of faucet you described is likely a hose bib. These are pretty reliable and long-lasting, but the washers can wear out just like any other faucet. You’ll need to disassemble the handle to get to the assembly inside. First, shut off water to the faucet at the nearest shutoff valve. This may be located under the sink, or further along the piperun since it’s a utility sink. Unscrew the small screw in the top of the faucet’s handle. Then pull the handle up and off. Just below the stem is the packing nut -- the large nut just underneath the handle. Use an adjustable wrench to unscrew the packing nut. Next, carefully unscrew the spindle. It’s important to not scratch the spindle shaft or strip the ridges at the end of it. You can use pliers (channel-type) to do this, but try wrapping a soft cloth around the spindle to protect it. Remove the spindle from the faucet valve. Now you’re ready to replace the damaged washers. The assembly should have two: a packing washer, just under the packing nut; and a stem washer, near the bottom of the spindle. Remove the old washers, and locate same-size replacements from the universal kit. Reassemble the spindle using the replacement washers, reinsert into the valve and screw the packing nut back into place. Slide the handle back on and attach with the small screw. Test the faucet by turning the water back on and turning the faucet on and off. HOME TIP: Some professionals recommend coating new washers with a heatproof grease to prevent them from cracking, while others say it doesn’t matter. Use your own judgment.

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Home in the Country! This 5 bedroom, 3 bath home has new siding & shingles, plus a 30’ x 48’ shop! Priced at $250,000. Call Carolanne Clark at 689-0486 for more information.

Priced to sell! 3 bedroom, 2 bath home situated on a nice treed lot that is close to the water in Pine Haven! Priced at $75,900. Call Donna Mae Jerred for more information at 680-8757.

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Great investment opportunity! Property currently zoned C-1. Also includes parking lot on back side of the house. Parking lot is approx. 30’ x 75’. Home is currently used as rental. Priced at $185,000. For more information, call Leitha Sowder at 680-5340.

Updated & ready for you to move in! 3 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, finished basement, & fenced for small pet. Priced to sell at $129,000. For more information, call Donna Mae Jerred at 680-8757.

Want a Fixer or Flip? Check out this bi-level in Foothills. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car attached garage, & mature landscaping. Priced at $112,200. Call Joyce Browning at 660-5139.

Pine Haven Area! Situated on 15 wooded acres with water well. 48’ x 96’ pole barn storage, annual income on file. 12’ x 24’ cabin built in 1989, 24’ x 32’ detached garage, 2 additional sheds, also has 1 RV spot. Priced to sell with great possibilities at $190,000. For more information, call Donna Mae Jerred at 680-8757.

Located in Upton!! Lots of new in this nice 2 story home on a large lot! All fresh paint, heated tile floors in dining room, kitchen, & both bathrooms. Kitchen has new counter tops, sink, & microwave. Very efficient heat with a demand heat meter, some new carpet, metal roof, front & sides sprinkler system, several nice Blue Spruce trees. Priced at $199,900. Call Lester Clements at 660-0217 for your showing!!

Minutes from town! 4.19 acres with roping arena, return alley, barn with 2 stalls, & corral. 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with family room addition. Acreage can be subdivided &, at buyers expense, can have one additional power & water hook up. For more information, contact Joyce Browning at 660-5139.

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Great first home or investment property! Needs some tender loving care, but is cute. This 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath townhouse has open living, dining, & kitchen, walk out basement, & garage. Price reduced to $109,900. Call Kathie Hove at 689-1898 for a showing

Here is a great country home!! Great views & sits on 25 plus acres for your horses! Open floor plan with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, family room with pellet stove, move in ready!! Room to build a large shop. Priced at $165,500. See it today with Lester Clements at 660-0217.

Needing extra space, take a look! One story home with basement. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2 kitchens, sauna room, & tuck under garage. Priced at $240,000. Contact Joyce Browning at 660-5139 for more details & to view this home today.

The Anchor Bar & Landing!! Located in Pine Haven. State of the art kitchen & non-smoking dining area with a great menu! Price Reduced to $350,000. Call Donna Mae Jerred at 680-8757 for details & financials.

Check out this home in Sleepy Hollow!! This home features a large master bedroom, plus another bedroom, lots of kitchen cabinets, laminate flooring in kitchen & dining area, all appliances including washer/dryer, 2 car garage, shed, patio, & it is all fenced!! Priced to sell at $139,900. See it today with Lester Clements at 660-0217.

This home has it all! Large, nice 3,960 sq. ft. ranch style home with 6 bedrooms, 3 baths, awesome family room with wet bar, extensive landscaping, all on .99 acres with plenty of room for a shop & all the toys!! All this for $389,900! Listing agents are related to sellers. Call Kathy Wolff with Re/Max Professionals at 660-7785 or Lester Clements at Home Team Associates, LLC at 660-0217.

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Move in Ready! 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath townhome in great condition. Cherry hardwood floors in living room & dining room. Fully landscaped back yard with privacy fence. Priced at $144,900. Call Carolanne Clark at 689-0486 for more information.

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Located in Pine Haven! Move in condition!! Hardwood & tile flooring in upper level, hardwood & laminate in lower level. Great kitchen with pine cabinets & all appliances. Finished lower level, all bedrooms meet code. Great landscaped yard with sprinkler system on 3 sides, maintenance free fencing. Priced at $315,000. For more information, call Donna Mae Jerred at 680-8757.

17 Plus Acres!!

Has electric & telephone on land with direct access to subdivision road. Great view of the Big Horn Mountains. Slopes from East to West, fenced on 2 sides, & sage brush is 90% cut off. Priced to sell at $45,000. Call Lester Clements at 660-0217. 16

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CLOSE OUT ON ALL ORIVA HILLS ACREAGES!! Have lots left from 17 plus to 26 + acres. There is possible seller financing on remaining lots. Some have electric furnished to lot line!! Call Lester Clements at 660-0217 for your map or showing!!


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Spacious country living on 40 acres! Custom built home with great views. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, custom cabinets, open living & dining. Covered patio deck surrounded by mature trees. Great shop with 16’ doors to drive through. Call Kathie Hove at 689-1898 for a showing.

Cozy Motel in Moorcroft! 28 unit motel with living quarters. Turn key condition with proven income history. Priced to sell at $525,000. Call Donna Mae Jerred at 680-8757 for more information & financials.

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Don’t miss this! Cute 3 bedroom ranch style home located on well maintained lot. Great starter home. Priced at $135,700. Call Kathie Hove at 689-1898 to see this home.

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Mobile Home Park in Moorcroft! Currently has 25 rental spaces & a small home, approval has been given for expansion! Great income producer! Priced at $739,000. Call Donna Mae Jerred at 680-8757 for more details.

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Circle L Motel! 41 unit motel - Combination of kitchenettes and each room has microwave and refrigerator. Weekly and daily rates. Has 2 bedroom, 2 bath living quarters with office on site. Priced at $1,349,000. For more information, call Donna Mae Jerred at 680-8757.

New to the Market! Large ranch style home, located in RC Ranch. Has 4 bedrooms, 4 baths with an open floor plan. Close to schools and Recreation Center. Just waiting for your family to move in. Call Kathie Hove at 689-1898 for more details.

Full of charm & character! This older 2 story home is located downtown and features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Priced at $140,000. Call Leitha Sowder at 680-5340 for more information.

This great horse property is all set up & ready for a new owner!! A 4 bedroom, 3 bath home with a full finished basement, large family room, 30’ x 32’ garage, 40’ x 64’ barn with stalls & pipe corrals, all on almost 40 acres with trees! Priced at $399,900. For more information or to see this wonderful property, call Lester Clements at 660-0217.

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Home has been remodeled! Located in the great established area of Saunders Subdivision! Features include 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, family room with gas fireplace, new appliances, covered patio, shed, 2 car garage, & trees!! Priced at $192,900. Call Lester Clements at 660-0217 for your showing!

Check out this 40+ Acres!

Has electric, septic, water, telephone, small barn, corrals, & is all fenced. There are great views of the Bighorn Mountains & surrounding countryside!! Priced at $95,000. Call Lester Clements at 660-0217 to view.

Pick Your Finishes!!

Plans finished for a 2,600 sq. ft. 2 story home with finished basement in Hunter Estates with a 24’ x 24’ garage on a corner lot. Just reduced to $249,900. Call Carolanne Clark at 689-0486 or 687-7070.

20 Acres!

Hitching Post Mobile Home Park! 33 mobile home spaces, 6 camper spaces, 40’ x 60’ shop, & a 3 bedroom, 2 bath 28’ x 40’ home on 7 acres. For more information, call Donna Mae Jerred at 680-8757.

Just Reduced! Last 4 Building Lots in Hunter Estates!

3 lots at $45,900 each with over 9,000 sq. ft. Designed for walk-out basements & fantastic views of the city. One lot for $44,900 with over 7,000 sq. ft. Great water & utilities to the lots. Hunter Estates is in the

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Rare Find In Moorcroft

Almost 3/4 Acre With Railroad Siding, Room For 4-Rail Cars. An Old Bulk Fuel Plant - Environmental Assessment Needed. Call Lester Clements at 660-0217 For More Information. Priced at $99,900.

Located ½ mile off paved road with electric on property. There is an active oil well & related equipment on property. Fenced on three sides. Priced at $72,950. Call Lester Clements at 660-0217 for more information.

GOOD GRASSLAND PARCELS Northeast of Rozet, Wyoming

These acreages range from 40’s, 80’s, & a 120 acre parcel. All have access to either South Heptner or Gray Roads. Electric & Telephone are Close. Possible seller financing on some parcels!! For More Information, Call Lester Clements at 660-0217.

Call Carolanne Clark at 689-0486 or 687-7070.

Interested in a HUD Home?

To view current available listings, visit HUD’s website at www.hudhomestore.com. For more information and viewing of these homes, please contact Leitha Sowder at 680-5340.

Be Sure To See This!

Almost 20 acre parcel with lots of trees & a great view of the Spring Creek Valley, close to Keyhole Reservoir & Devils Tower! Priced at $49,500. For more details or a map, Call Lester Clements at 660-0217 today.

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804 W. 10th Street - HIDDEN TREASURE!! Wait ‘til you see this unique turn key beauty. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths. Custom coffee bar and an additional adult bar. Nestled away on a quiet street with plenty of trees and serenity to soothe the stresses of life. The back porch overlooks the shaded back yard. Triple car garage has alley access. $269,900. 50 Waters Drive - You’re just a short distance from outdoor recreational fun! Close to Keyhole and local golf course. Amenities included in this FABULOUS find are an oversized bedroom with walk-in closets, stainless steel appliances, skylight, and a large front deck. Warm up this fall next to a pellet stove with a cup of coffee. $164,900.

Adon Road • Rozet 18.9 Acres, Water Well in, Electric & Natural Gas Available. Corner of Night Train & Adon Road. Agent Owned. $98,000.


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Holiday lighting displays are a beloved holiday tradition. Many families enjoy illuminating their homes with decorative lights, and some communities even reward the household that goes above and beyond with their holiday lighting display. But as enjoyable and eye-catching as such displays can be, they also can be equally as dangerous. Hanging lights carries a certain degree of risk, and it's best for homeowners to be as cautious as possible when erecting their holiday lighting displays. • Start with the lights. Inspecting the lights is an important part of creating a safe holiday lighting display, and this inspection should occur before you begin decorating. Examine each string of lights for damaged wires, including any loose connections or broken sockets. Discard any damaged sets before decorating. If your inspection turns up any burned out bulbs, always replace the older bulbs with new bulbs of the same wattage. In the past, a good rule of thumb was to limit each extension cord to no more than three sets of lights. However, if using LED bulbs, which consume as much as 90% less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs, you can have more sets connected to a single extension cord. After inspecting the lights, inspect the other tools you will be using. Make sure the ladder is sturdy and that your staple gun and other tools are ready to be used. If any tools fail your inspection, delay the decorating until you can find adequate replacements.

• Only decorate in the daytime. Sunlight can be sparse during the holiday season, when the sun goes down before many working men and women leave their offices much less arrive home. But decorating at night is asking for trouble, so make time to decorate during the daytime. Decorating during the day makes it easier to see potentially problematic power lines, and the weather likely won't be as harsh during the daytime as it will be at night, reducing your risk for injury. • Never decorate alone. When decorating, always have someone nearby in case of emergency. Falling from a ladder can cause serious harm, but having someone there to hold the ladder can reduce your risk of falling. In addition, a decorating partner can contact emergency personnel should you suffer an injury and become unable to reach the telephone. • Trim trees before decorating. Winter might not be the ideal time to trim trees, but streaming lights on overgrown trees could pose a significant safety risk. A tree that hasn't been trimmed might have grown close to power lines. When that tree is covered in holiday lights, contact with the power line could electrify the tree, potentially causing property damage or personal injury to anyone within close proximity to the affected tree. If you're worried about trimming a tree outside of its recommended trimming season, do not decorate that tree with any lights. • Strategically place lights. Lights should never conceal a window, and the cords should never be run across walkways or steps. Lights that are strewn across a window pose a safety hazard should a fire occur at the home and window escape is needed. Cords that have been run across walkways and steps pose a tripping hazard, especially if a light snowfall makes it difficult for family members or guests to see the cords on the ground. • Make sure the lights are not on when no one is home. Lights should never be on when no one is home. This poses a significant safety risk, and no homeowner wants to arrive home to see their house has burned down or suffered damage from a fire. In addition, turn the lights off before you go to sleep at night. This makes the home safer at night and will save you a substantial amount of money. ∑ DECEMBER 2013

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December 6 The Last Days On Mars Expecting Khumba Out Of The Furnace Inside Llewyn Davis

December 11 Nuclear Nation

December 13 The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas American Hustle Saving Mr. Banks Here Comes The Devil Hours Some Velvet Morning

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December 20 Saving Mr. Banks Walking With Dinosaurs Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues The Past

December 25 47 Ronin American Hustle The Secret Life of Walter Mitty The Wolf of Wall Street Grudge Match Labor Day The Invisible Woman Justin Bieber’s Believe August: Osage County

December 27 Lone Survivor One Chance

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Campbell County Rockpile Museum Handmade Christmas Crafts Day December 14th 10 a.m. to Noon The Campbell County Rockpile Museum kicks off its Family Days series on December 14th with a Christmas crafts day. Families will make mason jar lid ornaments, a pinecone reindeer & sleigh, wooden spool tractors, marionettes, snow globe cards, and more. This event requires a reservation and space is limited. This craft day is open to children age pre-school to 12 years old and their parents or grandparents. All events require children to be accompanied by an adult. Call today to reserve your spot!

~ Visit Santa at the Museum ~ All community members are invited to stop by the museum from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on December 14th for refreshments and a visit with Santa Claus.

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Gift cards are a staple of the holiday season. Often a go-to gift when other options just do not seem to suffice, gift cards remove the worry about whether or not the item will fit or if it’s the right color or model. Gift cards can make ideal gifts because they are chosen with the recipients’ likes and tastes in mind while allowing recipients to shop without spending their own money. Today’s gift cards are better than those of yesteryear, which typically came with expiration dates and onerous fees. E-gift cards, which can be purchased and redeemed online, are among the most convenient of all gift cards. Although gift cards have many positive attributes, it’s difficult to overlook that gift cards are viewed as a safe gift lacking in originality. But the National Retail Federation notes that in 2011, 57.7% of survey respondents said they would prefer to get a gift card that year. This ranks gift cards higher than electronics, clothing and accessories as desired gifts. Recipients of holiday cheer seemingly would like to pick out their own presents, which can ease the burden on giftgivers searching high and low for the perfect gifts. Still, giving a gift card can remove some of the excitement of unwrapping a mystery gift. By employing a few creative tips, gift cards can be fun and unique.

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Scavenger Hunt Have the gift recipient work a little in a clever way for the gift. Plant clues around the house that will gradually lead to the hiding spot where the gift card is stashed. Clues can include witty poetic verses or tie into recipients’ personal interests. Nesting Boxes Another way to present a gift card is to hide it inside of a box that looks like any other gift. However, once the person unwraps the gift, he or she will discover another wrapped box inside. This prank can be repeated over and over as many times as desired until the gift card is unearthed. Gift Basket A gift card can be ensconced with other trinkets and tied into a theme. For example, a gift card for a spa massage may be complemented by lotions, massage oil and a terrycloth robe. These items can all be packaged together in a decorative basket to make the entire gift eyecatching and appealing. Themed Wrapping Place the gift card inside of an item that epitomizes the gift. A card for a bookstore can be nestled inside of

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1482 Adon Road • Rozet • $187,900

Great country property at an even better price. 20 fenced acres and a barn are waiting for your horses! Home has newer siding, surround sound, and natural gas heat/air conditioning. Large shop space is close to house and can be also utilized as storage or a garage. Call Rochelle Murphy at 680-1453 for your personal showing today!

98 Nathan Hale Road • $187,900 Beautiful newer home out in Nicholson Little Farms on 2.5 fenced acres. This is a rare find!! Plenty of room to build a garage or shop that could connect to the home. Also includes a storage shed and separate fenced back yard with a covered deck. This home is truly a blank slate waiting for a family to move in! Call Rochelle Murphy at Real Estate Systems today for your showing! 307-680-1453

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Enjoy the beautiful views of the mountains, hills, trees and wildlife off your own deck and patio. No words can describe the breathtaking view that this property offers! This charming getaway has 35 acres, and lots of storage areas. Invite your friends to stay in the guest house for the weekend! Call Rochelle Murphy at Real Estates Systems of Gillette, Inc today for your showing. 307-680-1453

You do not want to miss this one of a kind property. Enjoy the peace and quiet of country life in this stick built home on 2 acres. Great views from the 400 SF covered porch right off the dining room. Master suite, laundry room, kitchen, and living room on the main level! Vaulted ceilings, a wood burning stove, and move in ready. Truly a gem! Call Rochelle Murphy at 307-680-1453 to go take a look.

13656 B-1 Hwy 51 • $189,900 Enjoy wonderful views of the countryside from on top of this property! Two electrical hookup sites, established well and septic system, 30’ x 40’ shop. This land is just waiting for your dream home to be built! Make sure to take a peek at the finished shop and the natural pond. Call Rochelle Murphy at 307-680-1453 to schedule your tour of this marvelous property!

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is definitely more affordable than gift bags, particularly when purchased on sale. Wrapping paper lets you be creative. Cover a box with a patchwork of different paper scraps, choose to stagger colors of paper with boxes towered one on top of another or put on the biggest bow you can find. minutes to pry away the paper and find Paper is traditional. Look back a treasure inside, there’s something to be to the classic stories of yuletide and said for paper-wrapped gifts. It means the you are bound to find images of Santa gift-giver sat down, pondered the paper Claus pulling wrapped boxes out of his design and carefully chose the bow or enormous gift sack. Also, think about how ribbon with the recipient in mind. department stores used to (and some still Before you eschew wrapping paper do) offer complimentary gift wrapping. for a gift bag this holiday season, think Wrapped gifts travel better. When about all of the advantages to spending carrying your bounty of gifts to friends some time and reacquainting yourself and family, carefully wrapped boxes tend with the art of gift wrapping. Here are to stand up to travel better than gift bags. some reasons to save the gift bag for No one wants to receive a gift bag that another time. has been wrinkled and crushed into some Wrapping can be green, too. amorphous shape. Plus, wilted tissue paper Wrapping paper can be reused if it is can be off-putting. carefully removed from a gift. You also There’s something magical about can create your own wrapping paper by wrapping paper. The anticipation, the decorating brown postal paper with a drama, the build-up to peeling aside rubber stamp or having children color wrapping paper and revealing the gift has their own special murals. Don’t overlook brought smiles to children’s (and adults’) newsprint as wrapping as well. faces for generations. It is hard to improve Paper is more cost-effective. You on something that has been successful for are bound to get more bang for your years and years. wrapping buck by choosing wrapping Although the public may be swept up paper. Although there are scores of in rushing from here to there, there are discount stores that sell low-priced gift traditionalists who appreciate sitting down bags, often the quality isn’t the same, and spending time creating holiday magic and the handles could tear by way of beautifully after one or two uses. wrapped gifts. Wrapping paper per inch

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Have we become a society that is too busy for gift wrap? When a birthday arrives or the holidays come around in full force, where do most people turn? To the ultra-convenient gift bag, that’s where. Gift bags have largely taken over the party aisles at most stores, where rows and rows of gift bags in all shapes and sizes are not uncommon. If you’re trying to find a roll of wrapping paper, good luck. For birthdays, anniversaries and even baby showers, paper designs have essentially become obsolete. It’s true that wrapping paper seems to make a rebound come the holiday season, when stores begin to devote aisles of space to holiday supplies. But even when shiny foils and smiling Santas beckon customers from the tightly packed rolls, many people still choose gift bags. Gift bags do have many advantages. They are easily portable, generally inexpensive and come in some very clever designs. They’re also touted as a “green” product because they can be reused. But there are plenty of people who feel that the elimination of intricately wrapped presents takes some of the magic out of the holidays. Carefully wrapped gifts show that a person put in time and effort to present a gift in a way that is sentimental and personal. Although it may take mere

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ed highways are is rarely hassle-free, port or heavily traffick air e th at es lin g lon Though holiday travel g durin t while there’s no the holiday season. Bu no doubt admit that en me uld co s wo s ilie ler ve fam tra eir ny th ma are ways to e with of fellow drivers, there ar the chance to spend tim cle for y g sta s yin ad pa ro e rth th wo s or price ve on time arantee their flights lea way for travelers to gu l less taxing. make the holiday trave

Prepare to wait. Check-in lines and lines at security checkpoints tend to be especially long during the holiday season. Travelers should prepare to wait at such lines and leave their homes early enough so they can still make their flights without having to rush through airports at the last minute. If you normally leave your home two hours before your scheduled check-in, then leave an hour earlier to account for traffic en route to the airport and the long lines once you get there. If you make it through the security checkpoint with plenty of time to spare before your flight departs, you can always unwind at an airport coffee shop or restaurant, but arriving too late to the airport will only add stress to an already stressful situation. Drive Safer. Drivers also should prepare to wait when traveling during the holiday season. Roads will have more drivers, so travelers should build in traffic jams when estimating how long it might take for them to arrive at their destinations. Sitting in traffic might still be stressful, but it won’t be as stressful if you’re still likely to arrive to your destination on time.

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Ship your gifts. Holiday travelers often try to cram gifts into their suitcases or the trunks of their vehicles, reducing the space they have to bring personal items or stretch out in their cars on road trips. Instead of squeezing as many gifts into your suitcase or vehicle as possible, ship the gifts and travel light. Traveling light can save you from having to pay potentially costly baggage fees at the airport, while drivers will notice passengers tend to be a lot more comfortable and relaxed when they don’t have to share space with bags filled with gifts. Bring your own food. Hunger can only make flight delays and traffic jams that much worse. When traveling for the holidays, bring along your own food, especially when traveling with youngsters. Pack small meals for kids and some snacks for the flight or the drive. It’s not a safe assumption that there will be food on the flight or that you will have time to grab some snacks in the terminal before boarding the plane. So pack some snacks before you leave for the airport. Drivers also should anticipate

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traffic jams and should not assume that there will be rest stops along the way where they can pick up beverages, snacks or meals. Drivers also may want to avoid pulling over so they can get to their destinations on time. Packing food and beverages for the trip can save you the trouble of making frequent pitstops to quell hunger and thirst. Pack some distractions. Whether you’re waiting to board at the gate or driving on a seemingly endless highway, pack some distractions so you or your fellow travelers aren’t left with nothing to do during delays. People traveling via airplane may want to bring along a book or a tablet on which they can play games or watch television. Drivers may not be able to take their eyes off the roads, but they can pack books and tablets or video game consoles for their passengers. Children may find delays or long trips especially uncomfortable, so adults should make sure kids have things to keep them occupied during such excursions. Have a wonderful and safe trip. �


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This is a recipe from a friend’s mother. Think of it as a protein bar and it makes you feel better. You can substitute healthier versions of the ingredients to make it healthier and even more protein loaded. Ingredients • 1 cup white sugar • 1 cup light corn syrup • 1 cup peanut butter • 6 cups Special K cereal • 1 cup butterscotch chips • 1 cup chocolate chips

Directions Boil the sugar and the corn syrup at a full boil for 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Stir in the peanut butter. At this point either stir in the Special K (if you used a large pot) or pour the mixture over the Special K cereal in a mixing bowl. Place the cereal mixture in a well greased 9 X 13 pan. Melt the butterscotch and chocolate chips together and pour over the cereal mixture. Let cool, cut into 24 squares. Notes: For easy cutting, let cool for an hour or so. Do not smooth or compact the Special K mixture or topping more than the minimum required to spread it.

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Deadwood’s Crown Jewel:

The Historic Adams House Nestled in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota, Deadwood was the site of one of North America’s last major gold rushes. Gold was discovered in Deadwood Gulch in 1875 and the rush for riches was on. By the summer of 1876, western legends Wild Bill and Calamity Jane made their way to the mining camp. Shacks and tents filled the slopes as people poured into the gulch. Although Deadwood had all the markings of being nothing more than a temporary and lawless boomtown, the mining camp quickly evolved into a burgeoning, law-abiding community of opportunity. It was this environment that greeted two of Deadwood’s future leaders and entrepreneurs: Harris Franklin and W.E. Adams. Each established profitable businesses, thus enabling Franklin to build the luxurious mansion at 22 Van Buren Street which would later also become the home of W.E. Adams.

From humble beginnings, Jewish immigrants Harris and Anna Franklin amassed a fortune made through the wholesale liquor business, cattle, gold mining and banking. To properly reflect the family’s wealth and status in Deadwood, the Franklins had the town’s first architect-designed Queen Anne-style home built in 1892. According to the local newspaper, the home was “equal in point of beauty to anything of its kind West of Omaha.” Following Anna Franklin’s death in 1902, Harris remarried and sold the home to his son Nathan and his wife Ada for a dollar in 1905. Like his father, Nathan Franklin became an important businessman and community leader 40

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pursuing careers in pharmaceuticals and later banking. Nathan Franklin was also civic-minded, serving two terms as Deadwood mayor in 1914 and 1916. He and Ada decided to follow Harris to New York City. In 1920, the Franklins sold their home for $8,500 to W.E. Adams and his wife Alice. William Emery (W.E.) Adams and his older brother James arrived in the Black Hills in arch 1877 here they established the Banner rocery Store. W.E. eventually bought out his brother’s interest. By 1894, Adams had moved the business to Sherman Street where he initially built a two-story building. He expanded the structure over the following fifteen years to the four-story Adams Block that survives today.

In addition to being a successful businessman, W.E. Adams was a devoted family man. He married Alice Burnham in 1880. They had two daughters: Lucile, born in 1884 and Helen, born in 1892. Lucile married

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banker Frank Strattan in 1909. They moved to Detroit where she died from typhoid fever three years later. Helen married developer Irving Benton in 1915 and lived in Pasadena, CA.

In 1925, W.E. and Alice learned they were to be grandparents for the first time. Unfortunately, this welcome news was soon followed by Alice’s distressing diagnosis of cancer. In the month of June 1925, W.E. Adams faced multiple tragedies. While visiting Helen in preparation for the birth of the grandchild, Alice died suddenly on June 6. A distraught Helen went into early labor and died the following


day. Her baby daughter lived only a few hours. Within a period of 48 hours, W.E. Adams had lost his entire family. He laid them to rest at Mountain View Cemetery in Pasadena. With all of his hopes, dreams and loves laid to rest in California,

Adams returned to his empty home in Deadwood where he wrote, “I feel like one forsaken and do not see ahead of me in this world much, if any, happiness.” One year later, however, Adams did again find happiness when he met Mary Mastrovich Vicich while riding on a train traveling from California to South Dakota. Mary was a young widow originally from Lead. She was making her annual trip to see her mother when she found herself assigned to the same seat as Mr. Adams’ valet. Adams and she spent the remainder of the trip visiting. This soon led to a whirlwind romance resulting in

the marriage of the 73-year-old W.E. to the 29-year-old Mary in 1927. While the May-December marriage did cause tongues to wag and eyebrows to rise in some circles, the couple ignored the gossip. For seven years they enjoyed each other’s company and worked on charitable causes together. It was at Mary’s suggestion W.E. build the Adams Museum in memory of his first wife and daughters. Following the death of W.E. Adams in 1934, Mary closed up the house, leaving everything virtually intact. For a half-century, time stood still: monogrammed linens lay folded in drawers; fine china was stacked in cupboards and even the cookies in the glass jar remained untouched. In 1998, the nation’s leading historic

preservation experts restored the mansion to its former glory. As presented, the Historic Adams House is a classic example of stylish upper class living, from the turn of the century through the Depression era. The visitor crosses the threshold of the double entry doors beneath jeweltoned stained glass, and enters a world of elegance and influence. Surrounded by golden oak woodwork and pocket doors, hearths of onyx and Majolica tile in decorative bas relief, walls and ceilings aglow with hand glazed and stenciled finishes, rich oriental carpets, stunning light fixtures, elaborate bathroom appointments and the Adams’ family original furniture, the house offers a complete and intimate experience of cultured living in the American West following the rush for gold. ∑

The Historic Adams House is open May through September, daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with tours on the half hour. In April - October, the home is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults, $2 for children ages 7-13 & free to children 6 & under. Please call 605-722-4800 for winter hours, specialty tours, information on facility rentals & group tours.

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living in yesteryear

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City Hall opened at 400 South Gillette Avenue in October 1936 with City government offices and the fire department. When the old fire siren would sound, fire fighters would telephone the operator to see where the fire was located. The telephone lines would get so busy with everyone in town calling about the fire that fire fighters had to give a code word to get the location. Most City departments moved out in 1978 when the City bought the old Post Office at Third Street and Gillette Avenue for temporary offices, waiting for the current City Hall to be finished in Photos Courtesy of Campbell County Rockpile Museum 1984.

He was elected to the Wyoming House of Representatives and served from 1987 to 1991 when he was elected to the Wyoming Senate. He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1996. He still calls Gillette home when he is in Wyoming. With additional housing needs came quality-of-life issues. In March 1961, Mayor “Peanuts” Dalbey attended the ground-breaking ceremony for the new public swimming pool. The pool was opened August 1, 1961 at a cost of $63,000. Mayor Dalbey took a dive in the new pool, fully dressed, as part of the opening ceremonies. On the prairie that was Gillette, trees were in short supply. Hundreds were planted in the open space behind the old high school, now Twin Spruce Junior High School. The City of Gillette The cycle of “boom and bust” has created City Park in that spot which been symbolic of Gillette’s history. today includes a shelter, playground, It was suspected that oil would be the City pool and lots of shade trees. discovered at some time but it is During the early days of Gillette, difficult to tell when the first strike was. doctors’ offices were in the Newell A wildcat well is one drilled into an area Hotel or houses on Gillette Avenue, that does not have a proven oil field. Ross Avenue, Warren Avenue or in In December 1935, it was reported a building at First and Kendrick. In that the first part of an oil rig had been June of 1953, a 31-bed, red brick delivered. The drilling site was to be building was built in Gillette at a cost sixteen miles southwest of Gillette. of $275,000. Four physicians and one The huge Belle Creek oil strike was visiting surgeon served the community made North of Gillette in 1955, and The Daly mansion (pictured above) with a population of 2,190, which was the Dead Horse field was discovered was built in 1911 and sold to the county then on the brink of an oil boom. The at the Johnson-Campbell County line for $16,500 in the late 1920s. It opened hospital was located at Seventh Street also in the 1950s. Later, came the as the courthouse on May 4, 1928. The and Rohan Avenue. Hi-Lite discovery in 1967 and the first library was in the attic, open only The stock pens at the Gillette Hartzog Draw field near Pumpkin on Saturdays for the first two years. Livestock Exchange on First Street Buttes in 1977. Mike Enzi owned NZ Shoes, a were in use from about the time the downtown Gillette business from 1969 railroad came to town until the yards to the late 1980s. Enzi expanded closed in 1977. The photo below was his father’s shoe business from one taken in June 1964 from the catwalk location in Sheridan to Gillette and later built over the pens. Tens of thousands Miles City, Montana. Enzi was elected of cattle and horses were sold at the Mayor of Gillette in 1974 at the age of Gillette stock yards. ∑ 30 and held the position for two terms.

City Hall in the 1930s was a small building on Gillette Avenue. The City jail built in 1911 was located behind City Hall. The old City Hall was used as a community building for church services, dances and public meetings. It was also the morgue. When one of the dear departed was being kept there until burial, he or she would be moved to the old jail while a dance or meeting was held. 44

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Gillette Church Directory Call Your Local Church For Christmas Eve Service Times

First Christian Church 100 E. Flying Circle 682-3316 ____________________________

Antelope Valley Baptist 1801 Antler Rd. 682-1602 ____________________________

Church of Christ 1204 T-7 Lane 682-2528 ____________________________

Calvary Missionary 600 E. Longmont 682-9779 ____________________________

Church of God of Prophecy 1303 4th Ave. 686-7347 ____________________________

Central Baptist Church 1170 Country Club Rd. 682-2543 ____________________________

Church of Jesus Christ of LDS 1500 O’Hara Dr. 682-4809 805 Dalbey Ave. 682-4140 2903 Allen Ave. 686-3051 ____________________________

Roadway Alliance Church 811 Hemlock Ave. 686-7738 ____________________________

Cornerstone Church of God 406 S. Brooks Ave. 686-6429 ____________________________

First Church of the Nazarene 3010 S. Four J Road 682-2562 ____________________________

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church 610 S. Kendrick Ave. 682-4296 ____________________________

Holy Resurrection Orthodox 122 S. Gillette Ave. 682-3225 ____________________________

Emmanuel Southern Baptist 1851 Chara Ave. 686-4132 ____________________________

First Baptist Church 501 S. Gillette Ave. 682-4816 ____________________________ Jericho Baptist Church 211 Brooks 686-5626 ____________________________ Westside Baptist Church 10th & Rohan Ave. 682-3505 ____________________________ Gillette Berean Church 4000 S. Garner Lake Rd. 686-9363 ____________________________ St. Matthew’s Catholic Church 1000 S. Butler Spaeth 682-3319 ____________________________

Prince of Peace Lutheran 203 W. Flying Circle 682-4509 ____________________________ Trinity Lutheran Church 9th & Gurley Ave. 682-4886 ____________________________

Abundant Life United Pentecostal 1612 Highway 14-16 687-0074 ____________________________

Gillette Christian Center 6201 Swanson Rd. 686-6680 ____________________________

First Presbyterian Church 511 S. Carey Ave. 682-7264 ____________________________

Calvary Community Church 631 Commercial Dr. 682-9553 ____________________________

Seventh Day Adventist 901 Apricot 682-8465 ____________________________

Family Life Church 480 S. Hwy 50 687-1083 ____________________________

First United Methodist Church Oakcrest & Lakeway 686-7339 ____________________________

High Plains Community Church 3101 W. Lakeway Rd. 685-0044 ____________________________

Open Door Church 111 E. 2nd St. Suite 110 685-3337 ____________________________

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Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran 1010 W. Beaver Dr. 686-4080 ____________________________

Living Rock Church 1001 S. Douglas Hwy. Bld B, Suite 1 670-1518 ____________________________

Mike Morrison Ministries 2 McKenzie Rd. 685-2272 ____________________________

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Jehovah’s Witnesses 1601 Shalom Ave. 682-6923 ____________________________

First Assembly of God 6th & Carey 682-3308 ____________________________

Faith Community Church 177 American Rd. 682-7333 ____________________________

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Grace Bible Church 4000 E. Collins Rd. 686-1515 ____________________________

Prairie Wind Unitarian Universalists 682-4812 ____________________________ Vineyard Christian Fellowship 585 Westside Drive 686-2485 ____________________________ New Life Wesleyan Church 1000 Comanche 682-5642 ____________________________


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Big Mountain Homes

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Brown Construction Campco Federal Credit Union

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CCSD Holiday Calendar

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Mary Downs - Pat Avery Real Estate

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McKinnon Flooring

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Medicap Pharmacy

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Mike Smith Farm Bureau Ins.

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Overhead Door Co. of Gillette

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Pat Avery Real Estate

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HUMAN RESOURCES

Pet Grooming

Roofing

COLLEGE PARK.......................685-8344 HIGHLAND PROPERTIES............685-8066 SOUTH FORK APARTMENTS.......687-7000

ADECCO...............................686-1124

Audrey’s Grooming..............686-2363 The Mutt Hutt.....................682-8710

New Horizons Roofing.........686-0332

ALIGNMENT PROS...................687-7610 BIG HORN TIRE.......................682-9411 R&L DETAILING......................686-7079 TIRE RAMA............................685-4755

1001 S. DOUGLAS HWY - GILLETTE

INSURANCE

REAL ESTATE SERVICES BASIN RADIO.........................686-2242 BENNETT ADVERTISING............687-0307 201 W. LAKEWAY SUITE 900 - GILLETTE

BIG MOUNTAIN HOMES.............687-2006 • MODULAR SYSTEMS BUILT HOMES •

BETSY JONES FARMERS UNION...682-6520

REALTORS

1001 S. DOUGLAS HWY STE. 184

CC SHERIFF OFFICE.................682-7271 CC PUBLIC HEALTH..................682-7275 CC BUILDING & PLANNING.........682-7275 CCSD BUS BARN.....................682-4179

CLEANING SERVICES BEAR’S DRY CLEANING.............685-4455 305 W. LAKEWAY RD. - GILLETTE

Chores N More LLC...............686-7384 DIAMOND CARPET CARE...........686-0124 Surf ‘N Suds INTERNET LAUNDRY..... 686-9266 203 RICHARDS AVE. - GILLETTE

DINE IN & TAKE OUT PRIME RIB RESTAURANT...........682-2944 POKEY’S BBQ & SMOKEHOUSE......687-7653 408 S. DOUGLAS HWY - GILLETTE

THE MAIN BAGEL CO................687-1616 STE #170 POWDER Basin SHOPPING CENTER

FINANCIAL SERVICES BANK OF GILLETTE..................685-2702 2900 S. DOUGLAS HWY - GILLETTE

CAMPCO FCU.........................682-6105 902 E. 3rd Street - Gillette 101 RANCH DRIVE - WRIGHT

FIRST NATIONAL BANK.............686-3330 319 S. Gillette Ave - Gillette 520 Running W Drive - Gillette 2400 S. Douglas HWy- Gillette

MOVING U-HAUL................................682-4257 U-HAUL................................686-6800

Outdoor Toys ACTION MOTORSPORTS............687-0737 DELUXE HARLEY-DAVIDSON.......687-2001 EASTSIDE MOTORS & RV...........686-1435 STALKUPS RV SUPERSTORE.......682-9600 WYOMING MARINE..................682-7092

ERA BOARDWALK....................686-9200 HOME TEAM ASSOCIATES......... 687-7070 2800 South 4-J Road - Gillette

LEITHA SOWDER................. 680-5340 DONNA MAE JERRED............ 680-8757 REAL ESTATE SYSTEMS............682-0964 2201 S. DOUGLAS HWY - GILLETTE

RE/MAX PROFESSIONALS..........682-6622 907 E. BOXELDER RD. - GILLETTE

JAMIE MEANS.....................689-4368

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LEDGERS PLUS Bookkeeping....682-2411 PREMIER HOME MORTGAGE.......685-3414 413 S. DOUGLAS HWY - GILLETTE

Florists Spring Creek Designs...........682-4003 306 W. Lakeway Road - GILLETTE

HEALTH & WELLNESS Club Energize......................686-7627 HIGH ROAD HEALING ROOMS....... 660-7584 201 W. LAKEWAY SUITE 600 - GILLETTE

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SYNERGY WEIGHT LOSS CENTER.....670-3463

HOME CONSTRUCTION HIGHPLAINS BUILDERS............ 257-2352 OVERHEAD DOOR CO OF GILLETTE...686-0029 3208 N. U.S. HWY 14-16 - GILLETTE

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300 W. 2ND ST. - GILLETTE

POWDER RIVER ROOFING..........670-2037

SALONS Braccetto’s........................686-7731 101 E. 2ND ST - GILLETTE

SPECIALTY RETAIL MARSHALL JEWELRY................ 686-6666 Monogramming Plus............ 682-5942 205 S. GILLETTE AVE. - GILLETTE

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INFORMATION TECH. PROHOOPLA LLC....................670-4927 VISIONARY............................682-1884

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STORAGE RENTALS Anytime Storage.................. 682-6266 BEar’s Storage.................... 685-4455 S&P Storage........................ 685-8158

TELEPHONE SERVICE STARR COMMUNICATIONS.........682-5106


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V: 2.445 x 2.9575

REAL ESTATE 2 Space : 2.445 x 1.9375

Sherry McGrath 686-9200

Camarae Kelley 660-8237

Ralph Palmer 660-9200

Steve Laakso 680-4956

Erica Long 670-0342

Ashley McGrath 680-4614

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Carol Percival 660-3262

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It’s important to note that poinsettias grow in a warm climate and therefore must be kept in tropical conditions to ensure the plant’s health. Furthermore, poinsettias bloom in response to shortening daylight hours. That means they will need ample darkness each night in order to simulate the dark nights of short, winter days. To achieve this, you may need to put the plant into a dark closet for 12 to 14 hours each night. During the day, the plant should be in a sunny window where it will have access to bright light. The more light the better. Keep the soil evenly moist. Misting the plant will help it to retain some humidity. Also, fill the overflow saucer on your flower pot with gravel to allow water seeping through the pot to evaporate from the gravel. Hot temperatures indoors combined with high humidity will help the plant to thrive. Even one day without adequate moisture can cause the leaves to drop. Furthermore, decreasing temperatures can cause leaves to fall off. The goal is to keep the indoor temperature consistent. While many poinsettia plants are discarded after the holiday season, these plants can actually be cut back and saved for next season. Trimming back any remaining leaves and continuing to care for the plant by keeping it moist can help. To force the blooms next season, start reducing the plant’s exposure to sunlight in mid-September to October. Again, this will mean removing the plant to an area that is shrouded in complete darkness. Even streetlights or indoor lighting can affect blooming. If the plant does not begin to turn color before the holiday season, you may need to purchase a new plant and try again next year. �

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