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Sunday, September 4, 2011

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...I know both how to have a little, and I know how to have a lot. Whether well-fed or hungry, whether in abundance or need. I am able to do all things through Him who strengthens me. ~ Philippians 4:12-13

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WILDFIRE BREAKS OUT ON SMITH RANCH - LUCKY RAINS ASSIST FIREFIGHTERS IN DOUSING HUGE BLAZE

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In this, the beginning of our fifth year in publication, The Glenrock Bird has decided to make some much needed and warrented adjustments. While we love delivering your Sunday morning Bird to the homes and businesses of all of our subscribers every Sunday morning for the last four years and two months, high gas prices have forced us to make the decision to cease delivery to the homes of our subscribers beginning with this issue. Businesses on our delivery list will still receive The Glenrock Bird at their business, however residential subscribers throughout Glenrock and Rolling Hills will no longer receive the Bird on their doorsteps.

Firefighters and local ranchers assisted in putting out the fire that blazed over four sections of the Smith Ranch last Sunday just one year after a larger fire raged on the same ranch and neighboring ranches. Photo Amanda Smith

Our digital version, delivered every other week to your email box, will remain the same in its delivery and is available online for an annual fee of $5.00 at www.theglenrockbird.com or by messaging us on facebook at: Glenrock Bird Newspaper or simply sending us an email at: Editor@theglenrockbird.com. We realize that for some of you this will be an upset and we encourage those who would like to comment or discuss our new changes to call the Editor at 307359-8681 or email her at: Editor@theglenrockbird.com or by private message at facebook: Glenrock Bird Newspaper. Along with these changes we remind you that the Bird will continue to fly every other week, bringing you exciting new sections like our new Green Column aptly named “The Parrot” sponsored by Rocky Mountain Power, Straight Talk With Sassy, Find Your Sweet Spot Yoga and Nutrition, Our revised and revamped Cowboy Corner sponsored by Open Range Magazine and Health Wealth Body and Soul sponsored by Memorial Hospital of Converse County. And that’s just the beginning of our additions to The Glenrock Bird. Thank you Glenrock and beyond for allowing the Bird to land softly on your doorsteps every Sunday morning since our launch in July of 2007. Here’s to high spirits and happiness, -The Glenrock Bird.

Mustang Days Wild Horse Competition and Adoption a Huge Success See Story Page 4

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Conservation Corner It’s Fall Cleanup Time, Glenrock!

Instead we have proudly chosen to have the United States Post Office deliver the Bird to each and every resident of Glenrock and Rolling Hills, including those who requested to have the Bird delivered but lived too far out on the rural route. In doing so, the Bird is proud to say that we will continue to bring you the news that matters most, in the way we’ve always brought it to you. Both factually and informative. Although we will miss seeing the faces of our many subscribers, it is in the best interest of The Bird to make this very positive decision, ensuring that the Bird will continue as always to carry to you the people, the right news, at the right time.

Wyoming Community Foundation Receives Grant to Address Wyoming Nursing Workforce Issues

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Wyoming Community Foundation Receives Grant to Address Wyoming Nursing Workforce Issues Smith Ranch Fire - Photo Poppy Semons Short

by Amanda Smith On SundayAugust 28th at approximately 5:00 p.m. local dispatch received a report of a fire on the Smith Ranch off Hwy 93. The fire appeared to be started by a lightning strike and quickly spread across the pasture lands less than a quarter mile from the main houses on the Ranch. Responders from Converse County Rural Firefighters, Glenrock, Douglas and Rolling Hills Fire Departments arrived on scene just minutes after the call went out, focusing first on the blaze in closest proximity to the homes on the ranch. Roughly four sections of prime grazing land and approximately four miles of fencing were destroyed by the raging and fast fire that also destroyed the Smith Ranch Scaling House. [A scaling house is used to weigh livestock.] Firefighters were able to get the

Rancher Jared Smith mends fencing after the Sunday August 28th fire. Photo Amanda Smith

blaze under control by approximately 9:00 p.m. and with the help of some answered prayers, some unexpected rains came to assist all those in fighting the fire in completely dousing the flames that came within feet of crossing Highway 93. As Editor of The Glenrock Bird I would like to say that having firsthand experienced this fire, I witnessed something both beautiful, and eye opening when local ranchers, and friends from as far away as Glendo showed up to assist in fighting this fire. Even though some of their own ranches could have easily been at stake. They came... And that my friends, is what Wyoming is truly all about, friends and strangers showing up to help unselfishly, a neighbor in need. Even IGO trucking showed up with two water trucks driven by IGO employees Ricky and Dan “just in case they were needed.”

Isn’t it a beautiful blessing that in our darkest hour, it is then that we are reminded that there are those out there who will jump right in and lend a helping hand, without so much as a blink of an eye. As the song by Tracy Lawrence goes: “somebody’s gonna drop everything, hit the gas, get their fast, never stop to think what’s in it for me.. or its way too far...they just show on up, with a big ole heart...” The Smith Sheep and Cattle Company would like to thank all of the firefighters, IGO Trucking and each and every person who came out to assist in fighting the fire on the evening of Sunday August 28th. Wildfires raged throughout the County last week. Firefighters worked double time to assist in controlling the blazes that ranged from small to large during this 2011 fire season.

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-Glenrock Library News -Ten Commandments for Pet Owners -Health, Wealth, Body and Soul - The Parrot: Tips on Staying Green -Straight Talk with Sassy -Homeowner Issues Addressed All this and more in your Sundy morning edition of The Glenrock Bird! New “Talk” Column!! “Straight Talk With Sassy! Oh you’re gonna love this one Glenrock and Beyond! Check it out! Pg 8

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Announcements Volunteers Encouraged to Register with State System September is National Preparedness Month

The Town of Rolling Hills - Where the deer and Antelope really do play! If you haven’t done so already, check out the Town of Rolling Hills great website. Chock full of information so be sure and check it out: www.rollinghillswy.org GEDC Appointment: The purpose of the Glenrock Economic Development Corporation is to encourage growth in local income and employment by working with existing businesses to aid in their development and expansion and to solicit new businesses to locate in the area. The GEDC Board currently has an open position for a Rolling Hills representative whose term would expire in June 2012. Would you like to be a part of this exciting planning committee? Call the Town Hall at 307-436-5348 today!

Kindergarten Registration! Kindergarten Registration will be held March 30, 2010 at 6:00-7:00 p.m. at Grant. All 4 and 5 year-olds, whose birthday falls on or before September 15th are invited to attend. Registration consists of (1) an informational Parent Click Orientation, Completing it, or get (2) a ticket. Whp andand/or local PDturning will in required be paperwork, and (3) The to the classhanding out tickets if youchild’s are notvisit wearing seat belt. rooms.your Parents need to bring current immunization records and an official and original birth certificate. All No if’s, and’s or but’s! documents will be returned at the end of the evening. This is a wonderful introduction for your child and we Alcoholics Anonoymous Meetings look forward to meeting you and showing you around in Glenrock our exciting classroom!

Where: The Senior Center East Door Registration packets available now at the Grant El(thriftare store entrance.) ementary office, and will also be available on the night When: Monday nights from 7pm - 8pm of registration. Please return completed paperwork at

Registration. All students who are registered by April 1st will be entered in a drawing for free backpacks loadCenter please ed withInteragency school supplies! Dispatch For more information, call 436-2774.

For Wildfires To report a wildfire in northeast & central Wyoming call: 1-800-295-9952 after hours: 1-307-268-5496 BIRD REMINDER The Glenrock Bird

has switched from a weekly publication to every other Sunday Thank you so much for your continued support of The Glenrock Bird. We’re trying new things in order to continue to bring you great news and informative content. For questions or comments call or text 307-359-8681 or e: editor@theglenrockbird.com

Potential volunteers who may want to lend a hand when future emergencies and disasters strike are asked to register with the Wyoming Volunteer Registry, operated by the Wyoming Department of Health’s Hospital Preparedness Program

help their communities when emergencies occur,” said Andy Gienapp, Office of Emergency Medical Services administrator with the Wyoming Department of Health.

The Wyoming Volunteer Registry, known as “WYeROLL – Wyoming Enrollment, Response, Operations, Logistics, Let's Enroll,” serves as a local, state and national web-based volunteer registry system for both medical and non‐medical volunteers.

“However, having volunteers sign up in advance with WYeROLL helps us do an even better job of helping Wyoming prepare,” said Gienapp. “The system allows willing volunteers to be used more efficiently during an event or disaster response because their information is verified and processed before an incident occurs.”

“Wyoming’s residents do a great job of coming together to

WYeROLL can notify registered volunteers via phone or

Tryouts happened Tuesday, August 30, at the Middle School Auditorium for the high school’s fall production The Adventures of Doctor Dolittle, a familiar and favorite musical designed to entertain the entire family. The musical book, music, and lyrics have been adapted by Elliott B. Baker from the classic book by Hugh Lofting.

The good doctor succeeds in securing the cooperation of all the inhabitants of the jungle, people and animals together, proving that perseverance, patience, and creativity win over ignorance every time.

GHS Drama to Perform The Adventures of Doctor Dolittle

One very special doctor with a deep understanding and love of animals finds he is able to speak with them. John Dolittle, M.D. travels with Polynesia the parrot, Gub-Gub the pig, Jip the dog, Dab-Dab the duck, and Chee-Chee the monkey to Africa to save the monkeys from a terrible plague. Once there, they encounter the native Jolliginki who want to serve them for dinner, as well as a band of pirates who want to capture them for ransom.

The directors, Ada Jane Pauline and Bob Duncan, look forward to bringing a wealth of valuable information and resources to this production as the result of having attended a week-long seminar at Casper College entitled “Theater Intensive”. From directing to lighting, sound to make-up, set design to costuming, the two are anxious to share many new insights with this year’s Drama students. We all look forward to a large community turn-out in October for this wonderful fall production!

Officials Confirm Fire, Fatalities at Oil Storage Site

Converse County, Wyoming (Aug. 29,2011)-Samson Resources Company today confirmed an explosion and fire near one of its facilities in Converse County, Wyoming, where Samson operates several wells. Samson officials said that three people –all of them contract personnel-were killed in the accident. The explosion and fire occurred shortly after 10 a.m., Mountain time. Local emergency teams responded to bring the fire under control. The Converse County Sheriff’s office has taken control of the scene. The site is safely secured. Samson personnel have

been on site to assist. Samson has initiated its Emergency Response Plan and members of its Emergency Response Team are en route to provide additional with investigation. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of those who died in this accident,” said Phil Schmucker, senior vice president of operations for Samson. “Samson will work closely with federal, state and local officials to assist with the investigation of this tragic incident and will work with the combined team to provide updates on the situation as the investigation continues.”

email when something happens and volunteers are needed. “The system is able to search for volunteers to meet specific needs depending on the location and nature of the incident or emergency,” Gienapp said. “So we can help emergency managers determine who may be most helpful and quickly contact them.” “Registering on the WYeROLL system is an important, helpful step,” Gienapp said. “It means you are willing to volunteer, but it does not commit you. Should an event occur, it will be up to you whether you are able to respond at that time.”

The online system allows volunteers to update their information at their convenience. WYeROLL administrators may also run credential verifications upon initial registration and every six months to verify volunteers are qualified to perform the needed services for each incident or emergency.

Gienapp noted the system is secure, and personal information is only be used to contact the volunteer if the need arises.

To register, visit https://vol.Wyoming.gov. For more information on the registry, please call 307777-2979.

Car Thieves Lead Troopers on 73 Mile Chase

Casper – Three alleged car thieves remain in custody after leading Troopers on a long 73 mile car chase in a stolen vehicle and a then a foot pursuit. The incident began when a Trooper stopped a vehicle 36 miles south of Casper on WYO 220 for a speeding violation shortly after 8:00 p.m. last night. The vehicle, a Ford Focus, had been clocked by radar at 82 mph in the 65 mph zone of southbound WYO 220. The Trooper caught up to and stopped the vehicle and contacted the driver. During the stop the Trooper learned from the Wyoming Highway Patrol dispatcher that the vehicle had been reported as stolen to the Sparta, Wisconsin, Police Department. As the Trooper waited for backup to arrest the driver and two passengers the driver put the car in gear and attempted to flee from the Trooper. The pursuit continued southbound on WYO 220 crossing the county line going into Carbon County. Troopers ahead of the pursuit laid down spike strips and successfully spiked the tires on the vehicle approximately 4 miles north of Rawlins.

The vehicle continued 2 additional miles before the pursuit came to an end and the driver stopped the vehicle. He and the two passengers then fled on foot. The two passengers, both 18 years of age, Cameron Gast from Tomah, Wisconsin and Justin Martin from Warrens, Wisconsin, were quickly rounded up in the prairie and taken into custody by Troopers. The driver, 18 year-old Allan Dejesus from Sparta, Wisconsin, managed to elude officers for approximately 11.5 hours until he was spotted by Carbon County Sheriff Jerry Colson in a local fast food establishment at the east end of Rawlins. Dejesus was taken into custody by Sheriff Colson without incident. All three individuals face charges in Wyoming for possession of stolen property and parties to a crime. Dejesus also has been charged with eluding, interference with a peace officer and driving while under suspension. It is unknown at this time if Sparta, Wisconsin law enforcement authorities will file any charges on the trio.

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Growing Up Cowboy: Author Pens True-Life Tale, Finds Closure Through Writing (Dayton, WY)— Tamara Littrell grew up a nomad, a product of her family’s cowboy lifestyle. On the move from ranch to ranch in Montana and Wyoming, she worked hard to earn the position of her father’s right-

hand man—along the way learning to rope, ride, chew tobacco, shoot a gun, pick a fight, and bury her feelings deep inside. In this brutally honest and quick-witted memoir, Littrell reveals the hard road to acceptance and the kind of heartache only family can give you. When the Dust Settled is an unforgettable story of loss, love, and redemption—and what life is

like after growing up cowboy. After the devastating death of her mother, Littrell, her sister, and her father embarked on a 1,800-mile pilgrimage to visit the places they had lived in over the years. It was during that difficult journey when Littrell came face-to-face with her past. “It was in 2001, shortly after my mother’s death, and I had just begun writing my story,” says the author from her home in Wyoming. “I had no intention of making it into a book but I found writing to be cathartic. It wasn’t until my dad passed away in 2010 that I felt ready to publish.” Jane Wells, a former book critic for the Louisville Courier Journal, described the book as “gut-wrenching drama rising like a Montana sunset on a winter-washed prairie.” Littrell is also the author of a popular food and travel blog which can be found at www. saucedujour.blogspot.com. When the Dust Settled is her first book. About the Author Tammi Littrell, her husband Larry, and their two Chihua-

Pyatt’s Pieces

“The Fragility of Life”

ultimately lost to the surgeon’s knife after 3 traumatic surgeries. The human spirit is nearly indomitable. Yet, a chronic, sustained and protracted illness can reduce a once strong man to an unrecognizable “hull” of a former mighty “vessel”.

huas, Elvis and Gracie, split their time between a catamaran in the British Virgin Islands and their home in Dayton, Wyoming. To learn more about the author go to www.WhentheDustSettled.

by Mike Pyatt With the uncertainty of our economy and the volatility of world money markets that one day rises meteorically, and the next day plummets precipitously, placing our 401(k)s and retirement savings in peril, we are suddenly jarred into reality when we realize that the only thing more fragile than the economic roller coaster we’re on, is that of life itself. One day, we are the picture of health, the next day a stroke, a heart attack, or worse. Tammi Littrell

com. About Brown Books Small Press When the Dust Settled was published by Brown Books Small Press, a division of the Dallas, Texas-based independent publisher Brown Books Publishing Group. For more information about the publisher please go to http://www.brownbookssmallpress.com/.

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An aging country western singer once opined that if he would have known he was going to live as long as he had, he would have certainly taken better care of himself. That may be the sentiment of many maturing adults. Of course we were all “bullet proof” in our youthful days, and most of us rebuffed advice on a healthy lifestyle and pursued our recalcitrant ways. Then reality showed up. Other than one’s spiritual destiny, nothing is more important or more precarious than one’s health. It may be the ravages of cancer that had lurked beneath the surface for many years to finally rear its ugly head in the life of an apparently healthy, vibrant 50 year old teacher. Months later his family and friends mourned and wept over his lifeless body. Accidentally pinned against the wall of the garage by a car driven by her best friend, a young teenager’s mangled leg was

Some health conditions are sadly, self-imposed. Alcoholics, “drug addicts”, morbid obesity after years of over-indulgence at the table, and the majority who contracted HIV/AIDS did so after a risky lifestyle of casual sex and behaviors that had grave consequences. Since the first “warning label” in 1965 on cigarette packs, when the Congress passed the Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act, hundreds of thousands have succumbed to lung cancer, COPD, emphysema and related cardio pulmonary diseases caused largely from smoking. The FDA has now resorted to more “grisly” labeling-showing the top half of a cadaver after surgery-to stem the tide of cigarette smoking, especially to keep “smoke free kids”. Another “scared stiff” program gone awry? The Psalmist captured the brevity of our life, “Man is like a breath, his days are like a fleeting shadow.” Forty years ago it was a verse. At three-score and seven, it is now reality for your’s truly. Recently Converse County was rocked by the untimely death of a 28 year old deputy sheriff. Only days before his heroic efforts to save the life of a 13 year old girl who jumped into the North Platte River, some recall talking with him at the Sheriff’s office in Glenrock with his German Shepherd Gus,at his side. Life turned tragic for him. It was a costly exchange-his life for another. Ben Franklin once quipped, “God heals and the doctor takes

the fee.” We are, at times, much too cavalier about our health. Gathered at the local tea house at noon, one of the Red Hat Society members informed the other attendees that “she just couldn’t wait to go be with the Lord”, a phrase that another lady thought had become hackneyed. So after a brief pause in the conversation, she advised the other lady, “If you are in such a hurry to be with the Lord, I suggest that the next time you are beset with an illness, do not bother to call the doctor!” Most of us are the grateful recipients of advanced medical technology with the focus on preventative medicine. However, not all healing comes at the hand of the physician. There is a perfidious side to absolute reliance on medicine.

For those who have passed, we personally have no sway over the grave. We can however, honor their memory. Alas, for the survivors of a malady, accident or self-inflicted act, or those who carry the burden of a congenital illness, we are able to offer a fervent prayer, a helping hand or word of encouragement fitly spoken as a balm to hasten the healing process.

They don’t need our pity . Therefore, let’s guard our lips and hold our tongue, and refrain from uttering, “that poor soul.” We do not know that! This writer has watched one of my neighbors, who has a chronic, debilitating and painful illness, wage war against it with dignity, grace and tenacity. Once near death, he continues with the support of his wife, family, and legions of prayer cells, to keep going. Amazing! Is it all worth it? What do you think?

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Conservation Corner

It is fall clean up time! Converse County Conservation District will be holding their annual Household Hazardous Waste and Pesticide Collection Day on Saturday, September 17, 2011. What is household hazardous waste (HHW)? Words such as danger, warning, caution, poisonous, corrosive, toxic and flammable on the labels of common household products tell you these products may be harmful, even deadly, to you, to your children, to your pets or to the environment. When these products are no longer wanted and are destined for disposal they become household hazardous waste. The term HHW refers specifically to those products used in and around the common household – NOT used for any industrial purpose. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Americans generate 1.6 million tons of HHW per year. The average home alone can accumulate as much as 100 pounds of HHW in basements, garages and storage closets. Improper disposal of household hazardous wastes can include pouring them down the drain, on the ground, into storm sewers, or in some cases putting them out with the trash. The dangers of such disposal methods might not

It’s Fall Cleanup Time in Converse County! be immediately obvious, but improper disposal of these wastes can pollute the environment and pose a threat to human health. To avoid the potential risks associated with household hazardous wastes, it is important that people always monitor the use, storage and disposal of products with potentially hazardous substances in their homes. Below are some tips that you can follow in your own home: • Use and store products containing hazardous substances carefully to prevent any accidents at home. Never store hazardous products in food containers; keep them in their original containers and never remove labels. Corroding containers, however, require special handling. • When leftovers remain, never mix HHW with other products. Incompatible products might react, ignite or explode and contaminated HHW might become unrecyclable. • Remember to follow any instructions for use and disposal provided on product labels. Every fall, Converse County Conservation District with help from the Town of Glenrock,

City of Douglas, and Converse County Weed and Pest offers a safe and free way for you to dispose of HHW. Some of the items being accepted at the collection site are: paint, batteries (household and automotive), pesticides, herbicides, solvents, aerosols, antifreeze, and small amounts of motor oil. Items we are NOT able to accept include: computers or other electronics, tires, explosives, propane cylinders and tanks, radioactive material, appliances, iron, wood or paper. Converse County Conservation District contracts with Clean Harbors Environmental Services for the recycling, incineration and safe disposal of HHW. This year Household Hazardous Waste and Pesticide Collection Day will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2011. Waste can be dropped off at Glenrock Town Park from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and in Douglas at the Wyoming State Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers are needed at both collection sites. Please contact Converse County Conservation District at 358-3050 extension 4 if you are able to help or would like more information on HHW Day.

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Wyoming State Fair Boasts Mustang Days Wild Horse Competition and Adoption a Huge Success The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 2nd annual Mustang Days competition and adoption, held last weekend at the Wyoming State Fair in Douglas, was a huge success. Fifty-five past adopters and owners of wild horses competed in Friday’s all wild horse show in classes including youth and adult halter, lead line, riding, western pleasure, green horse versatility and free style competitions. Competitors as young as five years old showed their wild horses in an arena filled with close to 200 people. The overall winning rider and horse from Friday’s events were Kathi Wilson and Snickers of Cheyenne. They were presented with a Billy Cook saddle, valued at $1,350. Coming in at a close 2nd place overall was 15-year-old Dylan Lookingbill of Riverton and his horse,

Extra Troopers Will Be Patrolling Highways Over Holiday Weekend

Kid. Dylan and Kid entertained the crowd with their beach-themed youth division free style event, for which he placed first, complete with pink flamingos, beach balls, a surf board and Beach Boys music. Saturday’s competition between trainers from the Wyoming Honor Farm and Mantle Wild Horse Training Facility was truly a highlight of the state fair. The competition showcased seven saddle started wild horses which were adopted following the event. An estimated 600 people attended Saturday’s event. All twenty wild horses that were available for adoption during Mustang Days were adopted. In addition to the competition and adoption, the BLM donated $2,000 to Wyoming Agriculture in the Classroom. As part of the partnership agreement, the BLM agreed to donate up to $2,000 to the group for any horses that were adopted for more than $125. The seven saddle started horses were adopted for an average of $750 each and all other horses were adopted for an average of $358 each. The high winning bid during the event was $1,300. Wyoming Agriculture in the Classroom strives to develop an understanding of agriculture and natural resources through education. BLM partners in the event were Encana Oil and Gas of Wyoming and Cody-based wild horse advocacy group Friends of a Legacy. “These groups sponsored Wyoming Mustang Days and provided funding for the prizes and overall support of the event,” said BLM Wild Horse Specialist Scott Fluer. “We could not have had a successful event without them.” For more information about the BLM Wyoming wild horse program and future wild horse adoption opportunities, visit www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/Wild_Horses.html.

September 17 th COLLECTION SITES: DOUGLAS—STATE FAIR GROUNDS (ENTER COWBOY DRIVE ON LY) 10:00 AM TO 2:00 PM GLENROCK—GLENROCK TOWN PARK 9:00 AM TO 12 P.M.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL THE CONVERSE COUNTY CONSERVATION DISTRICT AT: 307-358-3050, ext. 4

Cheyenne – If you're planning to be on the roads this weekend, slow down, buckle up and drive sober. The Wyoming Highway Patrol is increasing manpower and patrols over the Labor Day Holiday targeting drunk drivers, aggressive drivers and seat belt violators in addition to enforcing other traffic laws and assisting motorists.

Extra Troopers will be deployed to work overtime over the long holiday weekend. Troopers will be allowed to work either prior to or after their regularly scheduled shift. In addition, all Troopers will be required to work on the holiday weekend. That includes those supervisors who typically work in administrative duties as well. The monies for the overtime worked by the extra Troopers have been secured by a Federal grant.

Last year Wyoming Troopers issued 2,585 speeding citations, 287 seat belt citations and arrested 36 impaired drivers over the Labor Day Holiday. Troopers also investigated one fatal crash with 2 fatalities in the Elk Mountain area. However, the extra Troopers are not about increasing the number of citations issued. It is about making sure everyone has a safe weekend, reducing injuries and saving lives.

These holiday safety operations are designed to enhance public safety of the motoring public. The public can also make the weekend safer by reporting anyone they believe is driving impaired or unsafe by calling the Wyoming Highway Patrol REDDI hotline at 1-800-442-9090. Motorists who need assistance may dial “#HELP” from their cell phone.

Troopers began their holiday enforcement period on August 27th and it will end at midnight on Tuesday, September 6th.

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE & PESTICIDE COLLECTION DAY

ACCEPTING: PAINT, BATTERIES, PESTICIDES, HERBICIDES, SOLVENTS, AEROSOLS, ANTIFREEZE, SMALL QUANTITIES OF MOTOR OIL . NOT ACCEPTING: COMPUTERS, TIRES, EXPLOSIVES, RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS, PROPANE TANKS, APPLIANCES, IRON, WOOD, PAPER.

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NEWS FROM THE NEST

Wyoming Community Foundation Receives Grant to Address Wyoming s Nursing Workforce Issues -

eWyoming Community Foundaltion will collaborate with the dRobert Wood Johnson Foundaytion and the Northwest Health kFoundation to advance nursing sin Wyoming n rWyoming Community Foundagtion announced today that it has been chosen as one of eleven foundations nationwide to re-ceive funding from ePartners Investing in Nursing’s -Future (PIN). The program is a -multi-year, multi-million dollar national investment in the r America’s nursing workforce yto prepare them with the skills -needed to serve an older and emore diverse population. sLed by the Robert Wood Johnson -Foundation and the Northwest eHealth Foundation, Partners sInvesting in Nursing’s Future y(PIN) supports the capacity, innvolvement and leadership of local foundations to advance the nursing profession in their own -communities. PIN invests in logcal partnerships that create inno-vative model projects that can be -tested and, if successful, shared -nationally. Now in its sixth year sof funding, PIN leverages $14 lmillion in grants by RWJF with emore than $14 in matching fund-ing. t In Wyoming, the Wyoming Cen-ter for Nursing and Health Care sPartnerships forged local partenerships with a number of busi-ness, hospital and public health .groups in an effort to create solutions for tackling nursing work-force issues specific to commu-nity needs. e cThe project focuses on enhancd e y t s y rCHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Matt Mead said today that there is a need to improve the Medicyaid program. He said that is why -he participated in the Republican tGovernors’ effort to offer stateled solutions to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The Republican Governors Public Policy Committee released a report on Medicaid today.

ing the quality of nursing and health care in Wyoming by development of a competencybased statewide curriculum where students can earn an associate degree or continue seamlessly to the BSN degree (or higher). The project also will promote leadership development for nurses at all levels in a variety of settings through expansion of the Wyoming Nurse Leadership Institute (WNLI). The newlyfunded project builds on current nursing workforce efforts of the partnership in Wyoming. The PIN grant provides funding for the next 3 years in the amount of $225,000 will be matched by $225,000 in local and regional funding. "Nurses are the cornerstone of our health care system," said Mary Burman, Dean of the Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing at the University of Wyoming and Project Director for the PIN grant. "We need to ensure that the 21st century nursing workforce is equipped with the right skills to serve a changing population." The goals of the project are closely aligned with the recommendations of the recent Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, which seeks to prepare the nursing workforce to meet the needs of America’s health care system and the patients it serves, and ensure an adequate supply of nurses for a growing, aging population. Matt Sholty, from the Wyoming Center for Nursing and Health

Care Partnerships explains that the IOM report makes several recommendations that are specifically addressed by this project. "In this project our overall goal is to increase the number of nurses with baccalaureate degrees and to help nurses assume leadership roles in the redesign of health care in the US." This new funding creates a new total of 61 PIN projects in more than 37 states and collectively, collaborating with more than 500 partners. There are over 220 partners that provide local funding, including private foundations, hospitals and health systems, workforce investment agencies, economic development programs, banks, private industry and individuals. "All health care is local, and nurses are the cornerstone of our health care system. We need community solutions that address the challenges facing a changing health care system and that utilize local and regional experience," said Judith Woodruff, J.D., director of workforce development at the Northwest Health Foundation and program director for Partners Investing in Nursing’s Future. "With this partnership, Wyoming is in the forefront of communities nationwide helping to create a wellprepared nursing workforce."

“Labor Day Crackdown” Converse County Sherriffs Lay the Smack Down Converse County Sheriff's Office is announcing it will join nearly 10,000 other law enforcement agencies nationwide in support of an intensive crackdown on impaired driving through September 5th know as Labor Day Crackdown. In 2009 alone, 10,839 people died nationwide in crashes in which a driver or motorcycle rider was at or above legal limit, ac-

cording to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The age group with the highest percentage of alcoholimpaired-driving fatalities in motor vehicle traffic crashes was the 21-to-24 age group. Since twice s many alcoholimpaired accidents occur over the weekend and four times as many occur at night, we will be especially vigilant during these

high-risk times when impaired drivers are most likely to be on our roads. "Driving impaired is simply not worth all the consequences. For more information, visit the High-Visibility Enforcement Campaign Headquarters at www.StopImpairedDriving.org.

Senator Enzi - On the 10th Anniversary of September 11 September 11, 2001 is a day that our country will never forget. As part of the remembrance, we would like to hear your stories and what the 10year anniversary of 9/11 means to you. While each of us experienced that day differently, it's up to us to share our stories and to always remember those who were lost on that day.

You can email your stories to- 911memories@enzi.senate. gov and I will be reading them as they come in. During the week of 11th I would like to share with others a few of your experiences that touched me the most. Submissions are open to all Wyoming residents and must include a

valid mailing address/email. One submission per person and submissions must be in text form, no attachments. Submissions will be accepted until 5PM MST, Friday, September 9, 2011.

For more information about Partners Investing in Nursing’s Future, visit www.partnersinnursing.org. For more information about the project in Wyoming, please contact the Wyoming Center for Nursing and Health Care Partnerships at 307-7666715 or msholty@uwyo.edu.

Governor Mead supports Republican Governors’ effort to Find Medicaid Solutions

“The process the Republican Governors have completed is noteworthy,” Governor Mead said. “This report does not impose a cookie-cutter national plan, but rather shares some of the best ideas from the states. I do believe the states are the best situated to craft health care proposals. Improving Medicaid needs to be a part of any health care reform.” The Republican Governors Public Policy Committee (RGPPC) is proposing changes to the Medicaid program. These changes would give states the

flexibility to design their own programs and manage the structure and processes of care as long as states meet standards for improving overall health of Medicaid enrollees and quality of care measures. The Republican Governors Public Policy Committee’s Health Care Task Force report details 31 specific solutions for how states could redesign Medicaid and eliminate the structural roadblocks to integration and value-based purchasing contained in the current Medicaid program. The general idea is to allow the states to test approaches to see what works in their specific environment, rather than forcing a one-size-fits-all approach from the federal government on down. “The RGA sought input from my office and from other Governors around the country,” Governor Mead said. “I hope the concept of giving states more flexibility is something Congress and the White House will seriously examine.”

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Medicaid expenses in Wyoming were $513 million in Fiscal Year 2011 and 88,000 people were enrolled in Medicaid in 2010; 50% of these costs are currently covered by the federal government. Enrollment in Wyoming’s Medicaid program is expected to increase in 2014 as an approximately 30,000 additional people in the state become eligible for Medicaid when the Affordable Care Act is fully implemented. “Medicaid is not inherently problematic,” Governor Mead said. “The problem is that it continues to consume Wyoming’s revenue and the state has little control over the program. I think that with greater flexibility and more control over our state’s programs, we can find solutions that fit with Wyoming’s geography and culture, take care of our citizens, and reduce costs.”

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COWBOY CORNER

Cowboy Poet TJ Casey

TJ Casey is a singer/songwriter, storyteller, composer and entertainer. He was raised up on ranches in Wyoming and Montana and now teaches the "Code of the West" and poetry to students all across America. Check him out at: www.tjcasey.net.

I’ll Ride I’ll ride across the prairies; I’ll ride where no man goes. I’ll ride to destinations; thru rain and sun and snow. I’ll ride atop the mountains; to the valley far below. I’ll ride across the nation; Wyoming’s where I’ll go. I’ll ride my faithful pony across the great divide. I’ll ride the lonesome trail; on down the other side. I’ll ride until I’m feeble and the last coyote’s cried; then when I’m called up yonder, you can bet your boots I’ll ride.

I’ll ride to gather cattle across this western land. I’ll ride south from the Yellowstone; to the flowin’ Rio Grande. I’ll ride across the desert amidst the dunes of sand. I’ll ride to destinations; where a cowboy makes a stand. I’ll ride through grassy meadows; where the wild flowers bloom. I’ll ride the western prairies; where a man has lots of room. I’ll ride my faithful pony where I hear the thunder boom. I’ll ride across this nation; where the highest mountains loom.

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- 1 pkg. dry yeast - 3 tsp. shortening - 4 tsp. molasses - 3 Cups scalded milk - 1/3 Cup lukewarm water - 4 tsp. honey - 3 tsp. salt - 6 Cups whole wheat flour Dissolve yeast in water. Melt shortening and combine with honey, molasses, salt and milk. Cook to lukewarm and combine with yeast mixture. Add flour, enough to make a soft dough and knead thoroughly, using extra flour as needed. Shape in rolls and place in Dutch oven. Let rise till almost double. Bake at about 350 degrees F. Use 6-8 coals on bottom and 15-18 coals on top for 12” oven. Bake about 30-35 minutes or until done.

by Susan R. Stoltz Bird Columnist California is in the process of passing Assembly Bill 889. It has already passed the Assembly and is heading toward the Senate with blanket support from the Democratic members that control both houses in California. It’s fair to note that not one Republican has voted for this bill. Just to be clear, let me put it in a nutshell: “Under AB 889, household “employers” (aka “parents”) who hire a babysitter on a Friday night will be legally obligated to pay at least minimum wage to any sitter over the

age of 18 (unless it is a family member), provide a substitute caregiver every two hours to cover rest and meal breaks, in addition to workers' compensation coverage, overtime pay, and a meticulously calculated timecard/paycheck. Failure to abide by any of these provisions may result in a legal cause of action against the employer including cumulative penalties, attorneys' fees, legal costs and expenses associated with hiring expert witnesses.” ~ TheUnion.com Can you imagine the nightmare of having to hire a babysitter to relieve your babysitter for meal and rest breaks? Can you imagine the impact this will have on the care of the elderly? It is unfortunate that the unreasonable costs contained in this bill will discourage most from hiring nannies or housekeepers and will increase the use of institutionalized day-cares rather than allowing the elderly or children

to be cared for in their homes. One has to wonder at the motivation of this bill and of course, in my own skeptical way, I narrowed it down to government greed. California is broke, and is looking for money in any way possible without concern for the citizens it impacts. How does any of this affect Wyoming? In the immediate future, not so much. But the Feds are watching this bill very closely, and if it passes in California (which is likely) they will see a new source of revenue from each and every state in the union. Of course, according to Obama there are 57 of those, so hopefully those government-hired accountants can straighten that out for him…. Just sayin…….

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Oh Mylanta! by Smokey Topaz “On a Serious Note” Taking care of the elderly is a really tough job, and although we have fun with the situation in this column it’s no secret that unpaid caretakers, for the most part, have it rough. It’s estimated that unpaid caretakers save the government nearly 175 billion dollars a year by keeping the elderly or disabled out of funded housing and care. A large percentage of caretakers are women between the ages of 48 and 54 who hold down a fulltime job and still manage to care for their loved ones. But what is the toll on their lives? Speaking from personal experience caretakers are largely isolated, having little free time to pursue their own interests or spend time with friends. Their entire lives are wrapped up in the task of making certain the elderly eat right, get to doctors appointments (there was one week we had no less than 5 appointments, nearly 15 hours spent in total that week), are clean and dressed, not to mention having to attend to their emotional needs, etc. For me the experience has been much like having a toddler in her eighty’s. Aunt Alice wants things done in her time-frame, it needs to be done her way, and will sweetly say “yes” and nod her head in complete compliance while planning just how she can maneuver everyone around her to get what she desires. The elderly make poor decisions based on what they want rather than what they should be doing. They don’t want to give up the independence they’ve always had, and will fight against doctor’s orders and good reason just to prove a point. It makes it difficult for the caregiver trying to guarantee their safety. They often lie about taking their meds, get confused with instructions or just decide, like my Aunt Alice, that if someone tells her not to do something, she will do it just to

spite. If someone tells her she’s no longer able to do something she will try to do it anyway just to prove some sort of point. This generally leads to time spent in an ER, or rehab unit because the consequences for the elderly are dire. Scientific studies have proven that caregivers often suffer financially, emotionally and physically. These statistics point out that most who are in the position of taking care of the elderly lose money because they can’t work as much, as efficiently and miss more time due to schedules and illnesses. It’s estimated that care giving for more than 3 years can shorten a caregivers life significantly. Stress is the main enemy of the caretaker and as most of us are aware, stress can have devastating effects when it is relentless and unyielding for long periods of time. Generally, it falls upon one person in a family to provide care. Although they may split the costs, the emotional consequences to the one in physical attendance are enormous. Most family members without direct responsibility will tend to say things like “She’s old, that’s what old people do” or “Well, you’re going to have to learn to cope” or “It can’t be that bad” because they don’t see the day to day problems that are part of the caregiver’s life. Discounting statements are never helpful and only add to the stress already felt. “Oh Mylanta, Tales of Aunt Alice” goes a long way to try to give the rest of the world a peak at some of the frustrations and incredulity the caretaker has to endure each and every day. It’s my hope that the twist of humor can help us all stand back and laugh even though many times we feel on the verge of tears. Smokey Topaz

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Glenrock Library News Marhaba! Hello in Arabic from the library! Visit our Mango Foreign Language database on line. Find out how to get connected. There are over 80 languages to choose from. Learn from the comfort of your own home. This database comes to us courtesy of the state library. It’s over!! Another successful book sale!! Thank you to all who endured the heat to help us make it a great one. The money from the book sale helps the library with various things that are not budgeted for. Thank you!! We hope you have a great Labor Day week end!! The library will be closed on Monday September 5 to observe the holiday. This holiday is set aside to honor the hard work all of us in the labor force contribute for our country to prosper. The first Labor Day was observed in New York on September 5, 1882. Story Time will start September 21 at 10:00. Our theme this year is, Celebrating Special Days At the Library. Anyone 5 years and younger accompanied with an adult is welcomed to join us for stories and a craft. Our juvenile and teen book discussions start that same week.

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1. My life is likely to last 10 to 15 years. Any separation from you will be very painful. 2. Give me time to understand what you want from me. Do not break my spirit with your temper, though I will always forgive you. Your patience will teach me more effectively. 3. Please have me spayed or neutered. 4. Treat me kindly, my beloved friend, for no heart in all the world is more grateful for your kindness than mine. Don’t be angry with me for long, and don’t lock me up as punishment. After all, you have your job, your friends, your entertainment. I have only you. 5. Speak to me often. Even if I don’t understand your words, I understand your voice when it’s speaking to me. Your voice is the sweetest sound I ever hear, as you must know by my enthusiasm whenever I hear your footsteps. 6. Take me in when it’s cold and wet. I’m a domestic animal and am no longer accustomed to the bitter elements. I ask for little more than your gentle hands petting me. Keep my bowl filled with water. Feed me good food so that

I may stay well, to romp and play and do your bidding. By your side, I stand ready, willing and able to share my life with you, for that is what I live for. I’ll never forget how well you’ve treated me. 7. Don’t hit me. Remember, I have teeth that could easily crush the bones in your hand, but I choose not to bite you. 8. Before you scold me for being lazy or uncooperative, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I’m not getting the right food, I’ve been out in the sun too long, or my heart may be getting weak. 9. Take care of me when I get old. For you will grow old, too. 10. When I am old, or when I no longer enjoy good health, please do not make heroic efforts to keep me going. I am not having fun. Just see to it that my trusting life is taken gently. And be with me on that difficult journey when it’s time to say goodbye. Never say, “I just can’t bear to watch.” Everything is easier for me when you are there. I will leave this earth knowing with my last breath that my fate was always safest in your hands. I love you.

Teen book discussion will take place at the library September 20 at 6:30. The juvenile book discussions will follow on September 21 at 3:30.

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This year we will celebrate the 150 anniversary of the civil war. The teens will start off with the Race to Freedom trilogy by Alison Hart. These books are filled with civil war historical facts and focus on the early start of horse racing, excitement to the end! The juvenile group will start with the well known book, Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt. A great book that shows the tribulations of war and the impact it makes on those that lived it. For Read Me A Story: September 3– September 10:First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg. September 10- September 17: Johnny Appleseed by Madeline Olsen. Pick up the phone and dial 436-2353 to listen to a good story. We’re on the web at http:wyldweb.state.wy.us/glen or at www.conversecountylibrary.org. Our phone number is 436-2573. Fax number is 4368525. Be sure to “friend” us on facebook!! Just look up Glenrock Library.

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Homeowners: Help is (possibly) on the way!

With housing prices dropping sharply and foreclosure filings against more than 1 million properties [2] in the first half of this year, the Obama administration is scrambling for ways to help homeowners. One place they won't be looking: an estimated $30 billion from the bailout that was slated to help homeowners but is likely to remain unspent. Instead, Congress has mandated that the leftover money be used to pay down the debt. Of the $45.6 billion in Trouble Asset Relief Program funds meant to aid homeowners, the most recent numbers available show that only about $2 billion has actually gone out the door. The low number reflects how little the government's home loan modification and other programs have actually helped homeowners [3] deal with the foreclosure crisis. The programs have been marked by poor oversight [4] and consistent under-enrollment [5]. Homeowners have been forced to navigate an often bewildering maze at banks marked by slow communication, lost documents and other mistakes [6]. The amount of money spent is also low because the government pays out its incentive over a number of years. As of July, according to a Treasury spokeswoman, the government is on track to eventually spend $7.2 billion helping homeowners enrolled in its main loan modification program. That number doesn't factor in other home-

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owners who may enter the program before it ends in December 2012, but it does assume that all homeowners currently in the program will be able to continue making payments. In November, the Congressional Budget Office lowered their estimate of the total amount of money the government would spend on its foreclosure relief programs from $22 billion to $12 billion. (The New York Times reported today that the government has "spent or pledged" $22.9 billion of the TARP money so far [7], a figure that's dramatically higher than ours and that the Treasury spokeswoman said was the Times' own number.) According to the original TARP legislation, unused funds should be returned to the Treasury and used to reduce the debt [8]. While Congress has the power to re-route those funds into new programs, Republicans seem unlikely to endorse such a plan [9]. An Obama administration statement noted that they were continuing to look for ways to "ease the burden on struggling homeowners" through new proposals and reconsidering old ones. The other ideas the administration is looking at have received mixed reviews. Among them: turning foreclosed homes into rental properties [10] or allowing homeowners to refinance their mortgages at today's lower interest rates, an old idea that may not actually help a large new segment of homeowners [11]. "We have no plans to announce any major new initiatives at this time," the statement noted.

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BIRD ODDS and ENDS moving out. My question is: How can I get them to see that they aren’t being fair. I can only work with what I have to work with and it feels like they just want me out of their lives.

STRAIGHT mn! lu o C ” to lk New “Ta our questions y TALK Submit eglenrockbird.com Sassy@th With “Sassy” Hi, my name is “Sassy” and I’m the new straight talk columnist for The Glenrock Bird. I hail from the great state of Oregon and LOVE to give good advice, shot right from the hip. So submit your questions, whatever they may be, and I’ll answer them. But be forewarned! When I say I shoot from the hip, I mean I shoot from the hip. So be ready for a good case of reality! I’ll look forward to receiving and answering your questions. You can email me: Sassy@theglenrockbird.com. Good luck and keep me posted! -SASSY

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Sassy, I’m 23 and still living with my parents and they still want me to follow the rules of the house. Like coming home at a decent hour, they even give me a curfew with an explanation that its respectful to them. I got home late the other night and my Dad threatened to kick me out if I don’t live by the rules they set in their home. Then he told me they were going to start charging me rent. I realize I need to get a life but I haven’t been able to find a job in the field I like that would pay me more than the one I am working at now (McDonalds) and they don’t seem to understand. They just constantly get on my case about finding a better job and

Ok Mr. 23 year old. First of all you’re darn right you will follow your parents’ rules. We bust our butts to raise our kids to the ripe age of 18 or 19 and then you move on with your life. Your parents are in the stage of their life that they should be doing what they want to do, not staying up late worrying about their son that can’t get it together enough to move forward with his life. Now, there is nothing wrong with working at McDonalds. But, you also need to be doing everything you can to also improve your life. Not just applying for jobs in a field you like. Have you attended college? Maybe you need to

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enlist in the armed forces, sounds like you might need some discipline. There is always another road for the youth today. The problem is, we have enabled you to be who you are. Paying rent is a great idea! Maybe your parents will lighten up on the rules a bit if you are a tennant and not a free-loader. You are well over the age of it being okay to live with your parents and play the victim card. The best thing your parents could do is to kick you out so you can grow up and make decisions for yourself and have the responsibility of taking care of where you live, eat, and sleep. Then you make your own hours. Do yourself and your parents a favor and make a move to get out on your own, honey. Thank them for making you the man you are today, and tell them that you’ve got it from here! -Sassy

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(Yoga and Nutrition) by Tammy Moretti - Holistic Health Specialist and Yoga Teacher As I was speaking to one of my teachers, Lanita Varshell, she made a statement that really got inside of me and I know to be true "yoga is the medicine". What does that mean? There are many different facets to yoga. Asana practice, the postures is one, as well as, meditation and breath work. So what do think? You go to classes, do the postures, but what about the whole meditation letting go thing? You can move your body,

SPECT-CT MHCC’s newest addition to our “Advanced Medicine” Equipment Lineup This new piece of diagnostic equipment combines two scanning techniques into one-SPECT (Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography), which shows different functions in the body and CT (Computed Tomography), which shows detailed structural anatomy. According to Board Certified Radiologist, Dr. Dennis Yutani, the new SPECT-CT “gives information about your body that is not available with other imaging methods such as an X-Ray, CT, or MRI. SPECT-CT scans show molecular information and CT scans show anatomical details. Together these provide valuable information that assist with any diagnosis.” Yutani added the new machine will shorten exam times and improve the quality of scans, especially in cardiac patients.

but what if you are thinking all the time. This is where your breath, pranayama and meditation, dhyana comes in. This is an integral part of your yoga.

People search for what they need and the universe delivers. Watch this moving video. It is said when the student is ready the teacher will appear. It's all about letting go. The daunting euphuism, letting go. How do you let it go when you are faced with something that will change your life forever and you're scared? How do you let go and let yoga do what it does? Meditation is one of the ways.

How about trying a short easy, doable meditation. http://energymeditationsecrets.com/coreenergy-technique.html Give it a try. This meditation is simple. It takes a few minutes. Or, if you prefer group meditation, check out Damara's class Saturday nights at 6:00 at a Gentle Way or mediation workshops at Envision Personalized Health. Let me know how you like it. We will explore the breath next month.

I want thank all of my students so much for trusting me to teach you your yoga.

FYI I am going to be traveling beginning 9/9/2011 and returning to teach on 9/28/2011. There will be some great teachers subbing for me. I will look forward to hearing how your practice progressed in my absence. Namaste, Tammy

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The SPECT-CT is not the only new piece of equipment in the Radiology Department. Two new Ultrasound Machines providing the latest in 3D and 4D scans are scheduled to arrive in late October. This new technology allows for more detailed scans of baby, kidneys, breast, or any other part of the body.

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