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Carrying The Right News...To The Right Places Volume #2: Issue #48

Your Hometown Local News - Newspaper

Sunday, May 24, 2009

EXTRA EXTRA - LATE BREAKING NEWS FROM THE BIRD SPORTS DESK! LADY HERDERS TRACK TAKES 2nd @ STATE! More in Next Weeks Issue of The Glenrock Bird!

CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2009! Mike Velasquez - Staff Reporter

Fifty-seven Glenrock High School seniors marched into GHS Gymnasium to “Pomp and Circumstance” on Sunday, May 17th, on the verge of stepping into the fast lane of life. Some will go on to college. Some will go into the service. Some will go right to work and some haven’t quite figured out what they’ll do next. Sunday’s GHS commencement exercises marked a milestone in each of the graduate’s lives. Not a time to be timid or scared, but a time to be bold and forceful as they moved forward further their biggest adventure of all…life. The Class of 2009 looked back on a high school career that offered a great many successes, academically and athletically. The Class of 2009 can take a great deal of pride in their years at GHS, and look forward to facing the world knowing they are prepared for the future. Graduation is a time for the students and faculty to look back at the accomplishPhotos © Joy Kroll/Graphics Amanda Smith

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County News Section - Page 15-16 Weekends in Wyoming - Page 11-13 Classifieds & Meetings/Events - Page 17 The Business Directory - Page 18-19 Bird Herd (School News) - Page 10 & 15


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ments of the class, and dream of the possibilities of the future. Senior Class President Derek Sibrel listed a number of the positive things that happened during the Class of 2009’s time in the Glenrock school system. Brooke Hughes, who gave the senior address for the class, showed the excitement and enthusiasm that seemed to be the earmark for this class. Penny Macormic, who has followed the class since their early years at Grant Elementary, spoke fondly of

their development and growth over the years. As the seniors received their diplomas and threw their mortarboards into the air at the end of the ceremony, you couldn’t help get that feeling of excitement that the Class of 2009 always seemed to bring out. Congratulations Class of 2009!

MOONSTONE CREATIVE RESOURCES, LLC PRESENTS WOMEN IN HISTORY Jessica Smith - Staff Reporter

On Thursday, May 21st at the Converse County Library Glenrock Branch, Carolyn Eitel (of Moonstone Creative Resources, LLC) once again slipped into costume, assumed a new persona, and whisked away the audience to another time with another amazing woman in history. This month’s woman was Caroline Lockhart, an independent lady in a time when it wasn’t such a good idea to be quite so independent. Caroline Lockhart was born in Eagle Point, Ill., on February 24, 1871. After attending college in Kansas and a seminary in Pennsylvania, Miss Lockhart found herself employed with the Boston Post as a reporter and was asked to do many odd things in the name of journalism. At one point, she put on full diver’s gear and spent 30 minutes at the bottom of Boston Harbor--at another, she jumped into a fire safety net. Caroline seems to have always been a bit of a free spirit and when she moved to Cody, Wyoming, at the age of 30--unmarried and unchaperoned--she behaved no less independently. She wrote novels, homesteaded a ranch, and began the Cody Enterprise (a newspaper). “She was a very independent woman before it was popular and she got in some trouble for that,” Mrs. Eitel said with a grin. “She didn’t really fit in the mold,” she added, “Caroline had her own way of doing things and a lot of times people didn’t appreciate that.”

Carolyn Eitel of Moonstone Creative Resourcs, LLC plays Caroline Lockhart duing obe of the Glenrock Library’s monthly plays put o by the prodcuction company based of out Glenrock. Photo © Jessica Smith

What of getting into character for such a liberated lady? How difficult is it to ‘become’ someone you’ve never met? Carolyn Eitel explained, “I’ve read and read and read and read….” “To really get to know who she was….[I] read [her] journal,” Carolyn said, “I think you need to hear in her own words her talk about her own life to really understand who she was.” And is there a little bit of Caroline Lockhart in Carolyn Eitel? “Occasionally…,” she said laughing, “I like and admire Caroline.” The Women in History events are put on by Moonstone Creative Resources, LLC in conjunction with the Glenrock Branch of Converse County Library, and are held on the third Thursday of every month. Mark your calendars for June 18th at 7:00 p.m. and come see Mary Todd Lincoln come to life as portrayed by Carolyn Eitel or her partner Patty Fenner. For more information on Moonstone Creative Resources, LLC, stay posted to the Glenrock Bird in the coming weeks. Sunday, May 24, 2009

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Community

MOBILE SHREDDER TO VISIT GLENROCK LIBRARY AS FUNDRAISER Jessica Smith - Staff Reporter

Mark your calendars for Thursday, May 28th and have your documents destroyed by SHREDS to help raise money for our Converse County Libraries! SHREDS, a mobile shredding unit owned by Tom and Randi Hamilton, is bonded and insured, and will issue a Certificate of Destruction.

The price is only $25 per banker box and SHREDS will donate $5 of that to your library. The State of Wyoming, under the Wyoming Libraries Endowment Challenge 2:1 for Converse County, will match the SHREDS donations. Come support our libraries and bring records you need destroyed.

WEEK AT GLENROCK’S DINOSAUR MUSEUM Jessica Smith - Staff Reporter

It’s springtime once again and that means that all the budding paleontologists have made their way to the Glenrock Paleontological Museum. Each and every spring for the last 5 years, 2nd grade students from Douglas have braved Interstate 25 with their teachers (and a few parents) to come learn about fossils with Director of Paleontology, Sean Smith and his crew. The museum creates small ‘packets’ for the students to fill out in the display area, takes them for a tour of the prep lab, and then down to the Rock in the Glen to find some bona fide fossils of their own to take home. “They had a really good grasp on what a fossil is and what pa-

happy with the Paleon. She had attended the tours five years ago, and had since left 2nd grade and came back this year to teach it again. Her thoughts on the tour? “I think it’s arranged beautifully--there are lots of different things for the kids to look at and explore….I was excited to know this was still going on,” she stated.

Joelle Foley, Sierra Garcia and Kara Dunlop study the Paleon’s Allosaurus. Photo © Jessica Smith

leontology is about, and they also came in with a very good curiosity, so they knew there was more to it than what they had learned so far and were looking forward to getting more information,” Smith said of his mini-protégés. The Paleon’s executive director, Stuart McCrary, was also very impressed with the knowledge expressed by these youngsters and was appreciative of the Douglas teachers for familiarizing them with certain dinosaurs before they got to the museum. “I like that they learned a dinosaur before they came in,” he said, “when they come in and see the dinosaur they’ve learned, it personalizes it for them.” “They come in to the museum and learn about all the other things we have as well,” he added, “I always enjoy working with kids!”

What of the students themselves? Do they like taking the tour at the museum? Joelle Foley, Kara Dunlop, and Sierra Garcia certainly do! “I think it’s pretty cool!” Joelle exclaimed, followed by Kara agreeing with, “It’s pretty cool!” Sierra added with a huge smile, “It’s awesome-I like it!” And this reporter, who also just happens to be a part of the Paleon crew, wholeheartedly agrees with Sierra on this point…..It IS awesome--and we DO like it! Paleon school tours are open year-round to any interested class from Kindergarten through 12th grade, and take just a simple phone call to set up. To get your class on the calendar for next year, call the museum at 436-2667.

Mrs. Lacy Goecke, one of the teachers for the Douglas group is just as Sunday, May 24, 2009

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The “Bird Word” Search Memorial Day Word Search

“The great gift of Easter is hope - Christian hope which makes us have that confidence in God, in his ultimate triumph, and in his goodness and love, which nothing can shake.” -- Basil C. Hume

Flag Veteran Country Red White Blue Old Glory Service Life Liberty Freedom Taps Waterloo Military Heroes Patriots Soldiers Dedication Remember Honor Whoever turns in a copy of the solved puzzle first, will receive a FREE Glenrock Bird t-shirt Sponsored by Reliant Federal Credit Union. Turn in solved puzzles to 214 S. Fifth Tues - Thurs after 9am.

Congrats toDick Sherman! He LOOOVESSS his T-Shirt! (I’m sure he won this shirt!)

Due to the popularity of the weekly word search – it is necessary for us to make this new rule …

PLEASE LIMIT YOURSELF TO ONE WORD SEARCH WIN A MONTH.

Lets give EVERYONE to opportunity to win themselves a Glenrock Bird T-shirt!. :) Thank you! The Staff Sunday, May 24, 2009

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TOWN COUNCILMAN STEINBACH SAYS GOODBYE TO GLENROCK Mike Velasquez - Staff Reporter

The Town of Glenrock is losing a true treasure. Fred Steinbach is retiring from teaching. At the May 11th meeting of the Glenrock Town Council, he resigned from his seat on the council and announced that he would be moving back to his hometown of Chariton, Iowa, at the beginning of the summer. Fred came to us about 28 years ago. For 24 years, he taught special education at the Glenrock Middle Councilman Fred Steinbach - Photo Amanda Smith School. During the last four years of his career, he taught at Roosevelt High School in Casper. He became eligible for retirement last year, but didn’t make the decision to do so until now. According to Fred, many things helped make this decision for him. His father passed away in October. While Fred and his wife Sherry were in Iowa taking care of his father’s estate, they began to talk about moving back home when he retired. Chariton is a town of about 4,500 located in South Central Iowa. After going back several times over the winter, the Steinbachs decided it would be a nice place to retire. “Sometimes change is good,” explained Fred. With Steinbach’s resignation, he leaves a seat he has held for six and a half years. Fred explained how he first came to run for a seat on the council. According to him, Councilman Bruce Vinnola approached him at church, explaining to him that there was a seat open on the council, and that Fred should run. After a little chiding on Vinnola’s part, Fred agreed to run only if Councilman Vinnola bought him a t-shirt with a target on the front of it. A few hours later, complete with target t-shirt that read “locally elected official,” Fred was in the council race. He was elected for the first time in 2002, and again in 2006. Photo Officer Kavenius © Amanda Smith Councilman Steinbach has seen a lot change during his six plus years on the Council. Some of the major accomplishments include the annexation south of Glenrock, the walkway, Volunteer of the Month program, and of course, the Commerce Block project. “I think there are a lot of projects that have been important to the com-

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munity. The Commerce Block changed the way the town saw itself. Many of the businesses were in survival mode. That has changed I think,” stated Steinbach. The Steinbachs have already sold their home in Glenrock and purchased a new home in Iowa. They plan on leaving for their new home on June 4th. Fred will be sorely missed in our community. He is the type of man who not only sees that things get done, but very often, he would be one of the people getting his hands dirty to help complete a project. The staff of the Glenrock Bird would like to thank Fred and Sherry Steinbach for their time and commitment to our community. Glenrock will feel a little empty without you in our midst. We would like to wish you the best of luck in Chariton, Iowa. Certainly Glenrock’s loss is their gain. We’ll Miss You Fred and Sherry

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News from the Nest HONORING FALLEN HEROES THIS MEMORIAL DAY Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., encourages all Americans to take the opportunity to honor the men and women who gave their lives in the fight for freedom and those who continue to serve and protect the country this Memorial Day, May 25. “This day is important for us to reflect on the turbulent times that our nation has faced in times of war and honor those who have selflessly defended us. I encourage all Americans to participate in the parades, wreath laying and other ceremonies across the country today and show their respect to our servicemen and women. “My wife, Diana, and I ask everyone to take the time and thank a veteran from the conflicts our country has faced. Also, remember to thank your friends and family and the people you see every day that you love for their support.” An honor flight of 110 World War II veterans from across Wyoming came to Washington, D.C. on May 19-20 to visit the memorial built in their honor. Senator Enzi met up with the veterans the night they arrived at the Wyoming Proud Honor Flight Banquet. The following day, the veterans visited the memorial and met with members of the Wyoming delegation and Diana. Since the Civil War, this day has been reserved to recognize, respect and honor America’s sons and daughters who died serving their country. For more information regarding the history of Memorial Day or for ideas on how to commemorate our heroes, visit www.usmemorialday.org.

Senator Enzi and his wife Diana observed Memorial Day at Anzio Cemetery in Italy in 2005. They laid a rose on the grave of a Sheridan, Wyoming soldier who was killed on January 23, 1944 while liberating Italy. Dozens of soldiers and sailors from Wyoming gave their lives in Italy toward ending World War II. Photo courtesy press secretary.

THE GLENROCK BOYS & GIRLS CLUB IS IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS! The Boys and Girls Club of Glenrock would be delighted to have our community play an active role in the growth of our boys & girls. Your role as a Volunteer would include: signing kids into the club at the front desk, reading, homework, crafts, playing games, visiting and interacting, etc. The Summer Program begins June 1st and operates from 7:30am - 5:30pm. Requirements for volunteering include a background check which is easy, convenient, and free and only takes a few days for results. Backgrund checks ensure the safety of our children. TheBoys and Girls Club of Glenrock needs you so please feel free to call us for any questions. Andrea Barker 307-436-5797 Sunday, May 24, 2009

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Memorial Day Tribute

They fell, but o'er their glorious grave, floats free the banner of the cause they died to save. ~Francis Marion Crawford To the men and women who have fallen before us, and to those who continue to serve our great Country, protecting us, so that we may all sleep peacefully every night, safely in our homes.

We Salute You, Every One.

Gorman's Funeral Home - Douglas serving Converse County Central Wyoming Antique Power Club - Glenrock Serving Central Wyoming Nellie's Pin Cushion - Glenrock Cadlrock Mining - Glenrock Jerry's Leather - Come on in, the Leather’s fine! - Glenrock Wilderness Ridge - Glenrock J&T Backhoe - Glenrock Superfoods of Glenrock Wind City Physical Therapy - Glenrock, Casper, Cheyenne Memorial Hospital - Converse County Arrow S Equine - Your Horse Headquarters - Glenrock U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis - WYOMING Schell Construction - Remembering all of you this Memorial Day - Glenrock Kim and Mark Gates and Rex Gates and Family - Glenrock First Southern Baptist - Special Thanks to our Veterans! - Glenrock Jill Ailport - Arctic Drilling - Thank You for Serving Our Country! - Glenrock The Glenrock Bird - We Salute Our Veterans! Brenda Short with Remax - Casper serving Glenrock Glenrock Health Center - Glenrock Faunce Automotive of Glenrock Shorty Epperly with Farm Bureau - Glenrock The Shoppe - Crafts and Gift Boutique - Glenrock Hair Designs Unlimited - Glenrock Total Elegance Boutique - Casper Short Supply - Rolling Hills Here's Your Sign - Glenrock U.S. Senator John Barrasso U.S. Senator Michael Enzi - WYOMING Hilltop Bingo - Casper Glenrock Library - Glenrock The Town of Rolling Hills - Rolling Hills WYDOT - WYOMING Douglas Baptist Church - Douglas KKTY RADIO - Douglas Converse Co. Motors - Douglas Lockwood's Carpet - Douglas Hardware Hank - Glenrock T S Peasley Law Offices - Douglas U TR D WE O G NAPA Auto Parts of Glenrock IN Mabuhay Motel of Glenrock Glenrock Police Department - Proudly Serving Your Community - Glenrock Converse County Sheriff Department - Proudly Serving Your Community and County - Douglas Burns Insurance - We’ve Got You Covered! - Thank you for serving our Country - Glenrock

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Memorial Day Tribute Perform, then, this one act of remembrance before this Day passes - Remember there is an army of defense and advance that never dies and never surrenders, but is increasingly recruited from the eternal sources of the American spirit and from the generations of American youth. ~W.J. Cameron Who kept the faith and fought the fight; The glory theirs, the duty ours. ~Wallace Bruce The story of America's quest for freedom is inscribed on her history in the blood of her patriots. ~Randy Vader

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty. -John F. Kennedy

Honoring Those Who Gave All and Give All Memorial Day 2009

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The Bird Herd LADY HERDERS CAPTURE REGIONAL TITLE Mike Velasquez - Reporter

The Glenrock Herder track and field team put their best foot forward when it counted last weekend as they they traveled to Wheatland to compete in the Class 3-A East Regional Track and Field Championship. In the team standings, the girls finished in first and the boys took fifth. The Lady Herders ran away from the rest of the field with great individual performances by Brooke Hughes and Nikki Tresch. The girls placed first as a team with a whopping 164.5 points, easily outdistancing second place Buffalo who finished with 111 points. Hughes dominated in the distance races, winning the 800 meter, 1600 meter, and the 3200 meter races. Tresch collected two additional regional titles for the Lady Herders, sweeping both the 100 and 300 meter hurdles events. The Lady Herders also captured the 4x100 meter relay (Jordann Stewart, Janessa Clark, Nikki Tresch and Jaclyn Hunt) title with a time of 51.83. The 4x400 and 4x800 relay teams each finished in second place. The boys finished in fifth place in a tightly contested battle. Six and a half points was all that separated them from a third place finish. The Herders were paced by Drew Nielsen, who won a trio of regional titles, including the 100 meter, 200 meter and 400 meter dashes. Dalton Down also collected a regional championship in pole vault with a leap of 12 feet. The Herder 4x100 relay (Drew Nielsen, Derek Sibrel, Dalton Downs and Ryan Lee) shocked the crowd with a time of 44.83 to edge out the heavily favored Douglas team and capture the regional title.

Lady Herders Pose for their Championship Picture! Photo Š Vicki Widiker

CONGRATULATIONS LADIES!

To advance to the 3-A State Track and Field Championship held in Casper this weekend, individuals must rank in the top eight in their event, and relays must rank in the top four. Individual results for both boys and girls are as follows. *Denotes qualification for State meet 100 meter Girls-*Jaclyn Hunt (13.65 pre) 14.07, 5th, Gina Byrd 14.52 Boys-*Drew Nielsen (11:15 pre) 11:52, 1st, All-Conference, *Ryan Lee (11.66 pre) 12.16, 5th, *Derek Sibrel (11.83 pre) 12.34, 7th 200 meter Girls-*Jordann Stewart (27.52 pre) 27.73, 6th, Jaclyn Hunt 28.81, Sunday, May 24, 2009

Whisper Summers 29.42 Boys-*Drew Nielsen (22.81 pre) 22.69, 1st, All-Conference, *Ryan Lee (23.41 pre) 23.79, 5th, Derek Sibrel 24.16 400 meter Girls-*Shelby Stewart (66.37 pre) 66.08, 7th, Gina Byrd 69.03 Boys-*Drew Nielsen (52.35 pre) 50.46, 1st, All-Conference, NEW SCHOOL RECORD! Derek Rowe 59.11 Continued page 15 Track continued from page 10

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HEY FOLKS! GLENROCK’S

DEER CREEK DAYS IS A COMIN’! Jessica Smith - Staff Reporter

It’s already the end of May and before you know it, it will be time once again for Deer Creek Days during July 31st, August 1-2! The Glenrock Area Chamber of Commerce is pulling out all the stops for Glenrock’s 100th year, and the event is shaping up to be one of the best yet! There are several events to register for and time is definitely running short, but don’t worry--you still have a few weeks to get those registrations and turn them in! Registrations are available at the Chamber Office and online at the Town of Glenrock’s website, www.glenrock.org . For more information, call Mary Kay at the Chamber office 436-5652.

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GIMS Middle School Principal Kerry Smith sprays the middle school kids from the back of a Glenrock Fire Dept Truck on the last day of school (Friday, May 22nd.) Photo © Jessica Smith SCHOOOOOL’S OUT.. FOR SUMMAH!!!!! (the first person who experiences this song playing through their head all day long, and comes by the Glenrock Bird office on Tuesday, correctly stating the name of the song and who sang it (sung it? who cares! SCHOOLS OUT!) WINS A FREEEEEE T-SHIRT!

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Bird Seed

DON’T BUG ME

Mike Velasquez - Reporter/Amanda Smith - Editor

Glenrock residents will soon realize what warm, moist weather in Wyoming most generally always brings with it…MOSQUITOES. This year’s unusually moist winter and wet spring, combined with a quick warm-up and fast spring run-off, will undoubtedly have the community infested with those pesky little dive-bombing insects.

Senior Shenanigans Happy Birthday this week to Maxine Haynes. Be sure to stop in anytime this month for a free lunch courtesy of Deer Creek Drug. Please contact the center if you would like your birthday or anniversary added to our list. We will be closed on Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day.

According to Public Works Foreman Craig Dills, it could be an unusually heavy season for mosquitoes if all indications are correct. The town crew plans to begin their spraying ritual to curtail the crop as early as next week if the Wyoming wind will cooperate. According to Dills, “early morning and late evening are key times to spray,” and the Public Works crew will be out in force at every opportunity. Local residents are urged to, as in other years, be on the lookout for areas where water can pool. Still and stagnat waters provide an excellent source for mosquitoes to lay their eggs. Standing water can also be found in old tires, under benches and any other place where water is left standing. Mosquito bites are not only itchy and annoying, they also carry diseases such as the West Nile Virus and other deadly strains. Residents are urged to use mosquito repellant when going outdoors to avoid being bitten. Dills took a sample of some standing water out at South Recreation Complex in Glenrock, showing a large number of mosquito larvae in just a small sample of water in a one gallon jar. The photo below shows a mosquito already reaching adulthood (at right) from inside the jar that has only been standing at The Glenrock Bird offices for just a few days. Mosquito larvae (like the larvae shown at left in the photo below) can breathe for days in standing water through a small tube that just barely surfaces the water. It normally takes seven days for a mosquito to emerge into adulthood from these three aquatic stages: egg > pupae > larvae. This is why one of the most efficient ways to prevent mosquitos is to get rid of standing water. For more information on how you can help control mosquitos call the Public Works Dept at Glenrock Town Hall 436-9294. Photo © Amanda Smith

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Fun Night is scheduled for May 28, 2009. This month for dinner we will be having sloppy joes, macaroni salad, and ice cream. Call or stop in to sign up. The next driver safety class is scheduled for June 1-2 at the Center from 1-5 p.m. The cost for this class is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. The Commodities are in. This month’s items are chicken, diced tomatoes and grapefruit juice. You may pick your commodities up at the Glenrock Senior Center.

SENIOR LUNCH MENU Monday, May 25 - Center closed for Memorial Day Tuesday, May 26 - Oven fried chicken, baked beans, potato salad, roll, ice cream Wednesday, May 27 - Pepper steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, mixed vegetables, salad, berry pie

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Thursday, May 28 - Roast pork, scalloped potatoes, mixed vegetables, apple slaw, roll, pumpkin pie Friday, May 29 - Chicken salad, crescent roll, pasta salad, mixed green salad, strawberries and bananas

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GLENROCK’S RELAY FOR LIFE SET FOR MAY 29th Mike Velasquez - Staff Reporter

The 2009 Converse County “Relay For Life” is set for May 29-30th at the Glenrock Town Park. The annual event raises funds and awareness to help fight cancer. The American Cancer Society, who sponsors the event, is asking for your help. The “Relay For Life” helps to raise money for cutting edge cancer treatment, and other necessary costs a patient incurs while fighting cancer. The event also raises awareness about this devastating disease and how it touches us all in one way or another. This year’s “Relay For Life,” the second to be held in Glenrock, will kick off at 6 p.m. with opening ceremonies and the survivor’s lap. Although nobody can imagine what living life with cancer is about, the “Relay” is designed to give you a glimpse of what fighting the illness is all about.

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800 meter Girls-*Brooke Hughes 2:30.78, 1st, All-Conference, *Shelby Stewart 2:33.34, 2nd, Bailey Dahlke 2:57.23 Boys-Danny Walters 2:18.83, Lincoln Butler 2:19.73, Raider Nelson 2:20.29 1600 meter Girls-*Brooke Hughes 5:32.61, 1st, All-Conference, *Mary Nelson 5:59.72, 4th, *Marissa Widiker 6:04.48, 5th Boys-Raider Nelson 5:14.47, Matthew Widiker 5:17.56, Danny Walters 5:21.89 3200 meter Girls-*Brooke Hughes 12:06.49, 1st, All-Conference, *Mary Nelson 13:01.53, 3rd, Kylie Walters 15:26.52 Boys-Matthew Widiker 11:24.71 100/110 meter hurdles Girls-*Nikki Tresch (15.63 pre, NEW SCHOOL RECORD!) 16.45, 1st, All-Conference, *Kara Lutz (17.94 pre) 18.13, 5th, Samantha Brant 19.40 300 meter hurdles- *Nikki Tresch (49.50 pre) 47.87, 1st, NEW SCHOOL RECORD! *Kara Lutz (52.83 pre) 52.93, 6th, Samantha Brant 53.45, Boys-*Dalton Downs (47.32 pre) 48.14, 6th, Seth Gore 48.76 400 meter relay Girls-*(Jordann Stewart, Janessa Clark, Nikki Tresch, Jaclyn Hunt, 51.83, 1st, All-Conference) Boys-*(Drew Nielsen, Derek Sibrel, Dalton Downs, Ryan Lee, 44.83, 1st, All-Conference) 1600 meter relay Girls-*(Shelby Stewart 67.0, Jordann Stewart 63.2, Nikki Tresch 63.8, Marissa Widiker 66.6, 4:21.46, 2nd) Boys-(Lincoln Butler 60.3, Danny Walters 58.5, Derek Rowe 55.9, Dalton Downs 57.7, 3:54.28, 6th)

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Teams from all over Converse County will walk laps in the Town Park in an effort to help fight this deadly disease. The idea of starting in the evening and walking through the night, to emerge on the other side at daybreak, and the struggle to keep going, to survive is portrayed through those who participate. Last year’s event raised over $30,000 in Converse County, and your help is needed again this year. Teams are still needed to walk through the night. If you’re unable to participate, be sure to pledge what you can when asked. Luminaries can be purchased on Friday night at the Town Park in memory of someone lost to cancer, or to honor someone who has survived. The Lion’s Club and Masons will be serving dinner to those who particiContinued page 16

3200 meter relay Girls-*(Shelby Stewart 2:37.3, Mary Nelson 2:43.3, Brooke Hughes 2:31.3, Marissa Widiker 2:42.2, 10:34.34, 2nd) Boys-(Matthew Widiker 2:26, Raider Nelson 2:22, Seth Gore 2:31.8, Danny Walters 2:18.8, 9:39.25, 6th) High jump Girls-*Rebecca Downs 4’9”, 2nd, *Kylie Walters 4’5”, 7th, *Kara Lutz 4’1”, T8th Boys-*Kyle Farley 5’6”, 8th Pole Vault Girls- *Shayla Wickett 8’, 2nd, *Kara Lutz 7’, 5th Boys-*Dalton Downs 12’, 1st, All-Conference, *Kyle Farley 10’ T4th

performance at Regionals, and looked forward to State. “The kids competed like crazy last weekend. It was awesome. they really stepped up and got the job done! The boys were only ½ point out of 4th and 6.5 out of 3rd. The kids will do well this weekend also,” commented Coach Finch. The Glenrock Bird would like to congratulate the Herder track team on a fantastic performance at regionals! Look for all the results from this weekend’s State meet in next weekend’s issue of The Glenrock Bird.

Long jump Girls-*Jordann Stewart 16’, 2nd, *Janessa Clark 15’8.75” 3rd, Whisper Summers 14’ Boys-*Kyle Farley 19’3.75”, 6th, Derek Rowe 16’5.75” Triple jump Girls-*Rebecca Downs 28’5”, 7th, *Whisper Summers 28’5”, 8th, Gina Byrd 26’6.5” Boys-*Kyle Farley 37’8.75”, 8th Shot put Girls-*Shaynna Hoyt 34’5.75”, 2nd, Kaylee Gray 28’4.25”, Shayla Wickett 27’.5” Boys-*Jesse Bishop 44’6.25”, 5th, *Ryan Lee 44’.5”, 6th, Jacob Barr 33’6.5” Discus Girls-*Rebecca Downs 94’4”, 7th, Shayla Wickett 76’8”, DeyLynne Laird 72’5” Boys-*Jesse Bishop 122’7”, 7th, Preston Blakeley 88’, Michael Flynn 87’10”

The Herders will wrap up their season this weekend at the 3-A State Track and Field Championships in Casper. Coach Al Finch was very impressed with their The Glenrock Bird

Derrick Rowe on the Long Jump Photo © Vicki Widiker

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Relay for Life continued from page 15 pate and to the survivors who walk in the survivor’s lap, and will provide breakfast on Saturday morning to the teams walking in the Relay.

walk the survivor’s lap. For more information on this year’s “Relay For Life” and how you can help or participate in the year’s event, contact Rich Blakeley at 436-2205 locally, or contact the American Cancer Society at (800) ACS-2345 or visit www.RelayForLife.org.

Area recording artist Bryan Ragsdale will be performing at this year’s “Relay For Life.” The luminary ceremony will take place just after sunset on Friday night. Those who have survived cancer are urged to come and

FALLEN LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS REMEMBERED Mike Velasquez - Reporter

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then raised the flags to half-mast in observance of those lost. Following the flag ceremony, officers fired a 21-gun salute in honor of the fallen heroes. The annual ceremony take place on May 15th each year and is a part of Police Week, which was signed into law by President John F. Kennedy in October of 1962 to memorialize the fallen heroes.

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