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Sunday, February 7th, 2010

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TWO GLENROCK HERDER BOYS TO PLAY IN 2010 SHRINER'S BOWL! SEE STORY BOTTOM OF FRONT PAGE COMMUNITY - 2-3 GLENROCK’S PRAIRIE DOG ‘P DOGGIE’ MAKES HIS PREDICTIONS

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Volume #3: Issue 32

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB HONORS MILITARY

LIFELONG WYOMINGITE AND GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE MATT MEAD See Story Page - 8

by staff reporter Mark Dosa

Glenrock’s legendary P. Doggie has made his Groundhog Day prediction.

GLENROCK’S DONNA GEHO RECIPIENT OF THE WAMCAT AWARD Donna Geho has worked in several positions for the town of Glenrock since 1986. She currently serves as the Town Clerk Treasurer. Donna recently received the WAMCAT award for her long-term service.

HERDER SPORTS & EVENTS - 4 HERDER WRESTLERS SEE CONTINUED IMPROVEMENT Coach Cory Yingling’s warriors took to the mat in a triangular meet against Rawlins and Buffalo on Friday, January 29 and competed in a dual meet against Wheatland on Tuesday, February 2.

HERDER SPEECH CLUB MASTERS POWER OF THE SPOKEN WORD Verbal communication is a tricky beast, and at times the best of us say something we wish could be taken back and rephrased if given the chance.

BGCCW will honor each branch of the military to offer children of reserve, guard, and active duty families free membership to the local clubs in Natrona and Converse Counties. BGCCW supports military families and invites parents/guardians to visit one of the seven Club branches in Mills, Evansville, Casper, Glenrock, and Douglas. Staff will assist in the membership process to give children access to a safe, fun, and positive place. BGCCW understands that times of national crisis can dramatically disrupt a military family's life, and that's why it's especially important that these young people be part of an organization that fosters a sense of belonging and understands their needs. BGCCW provides supervised programming by trained development professionals. The Clubs serve a healthy afternoon snack each day and the Casper Greater Branch serves a USDA-approved meal nightly. Known as "The Positive Place for Kids," the clubs provide guidance-oriented character development programs on a daily basis for children 6-18 years old, conducted by a full-time professional staff. Programs emphasize character and leadership development, education and career development, health and life skills, the arts, sports, fitness and recreation, and drug and alcohol prevention. For more information the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming, please call 307-235-5694.

HERDER GIRL & BOYS BASKETBALL - SEE PAGE 4 FOR RESULTS

NEWS FROM THE NEST - 6 BARASSO CALLS FOR UN CLIMATE CHIEF’S RESIGNATION On Friday February 4th, Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) called on Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, Chairman of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, to resign after revelations of ongoing scientific fraud under Dr. Pachauri’s watch.

CONVERSE COUNTY & BEYOND - 8-9 PARTNERSHIP AT WYOMING WOMEN’S CENTER MEANS SUCCESSFUL REENTRY FOR INMATES Inmates at the Wyoming Women's Center (WWC) now have the opportunity to prepare for and research available jobs before they leave prison.

WYOMING SPECIAL OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES HELD IN CASPER On Saturday, January 6, the area III and V Special Olympic Winter Games were held in Casper. Wyoming Rancher and newly announced candidate for Governor of Wyoming Matt Meade. Photo Courtesy Kathy Williams.

LEGISLATORS TO CONSIDER WYOMING FIREARMS BILL by staff reporter Mark Dosa

Wyoming state legislators will convene February 8 in Cheyenne. While the Legislature is in session, one of the bills under consideration will be HB0028, the Wyoming Firearms Freedom Act. The bill, co-sponsored by Glenrock resident and Senate Majority Leader Jim Anderson, would “…provide that specified firearms that are manufactured, sold, purchased, possessed and used exclusively within Wyoming shall be exempt from federal regulation, including registration requirements…” Similar bills have been passed in two states, Montana and Tennessee. Twentytwo other states (including Wyoming) have legislation pending. Seven states have expressed interest in adopting a Firearms

Freedom Act, while nineteen states and the District of Columbia have yet to consider the introduction of such legislation. In a telephone conversation with The Glenrock Bird, Senator Anderson expressed that Wyomingites are strong supporters of the Second Amendment, and feels the bill is well supported. “Wyoming citizens have the right to bear arms and manufacture arms within our state without Federal intervention,” Anderson stated. “We have a number of firearm manufacturers in our state, including Freedom Arms and A-Square here in Glenrock. The bill says that Wyoming would enjoy autonomy under Wyoming law. It provides a means of protecting businesses within the boundaries of the state,” Anderson continued. The Second Amendment, which protects the right to keep and bear arms, is part of

Legal scholars feel the Second Amendment elicits more disagreement and misunderstanding than any other

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GLENROCK HERDER’S DUSTIN WORTHINGTON AND KYLE FARLEY TO PLAY IN 2010 SHRINE BOWL Glenrock Herder's Dustin Worthington and Kyle Farley to Play in 2010 Shrine Bowl Glenrock Herder scholar athletes Dustin Worthington and Kyle Farley have been selected to play in the 2010 Shrine Bowl. This will be the 37th anniversary of the time-honored event, which will take place in the Natrona County High School stadium on June 12, 2010. The theme of this year’s event is “Strong legs run, so weak

The Wyoming Firearms Freedom Act Bill is co-sponsored by Glenrock resident and Senate Majority Leader Jim Anderson. Offical Photo.

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the Bill of Rights contained in the U.S. Constitution. It was adopted on December 15, 1791.

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legs may walk”. The purpose of the yearly event is to support Shrines Hospitals. The game has been played since 1974 to help make the public aware that expert orthopedic and burn care is available at any of 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children. Worthington and Farley were members of the Herder Football team that went to the State Championship game this season. They both have won numerous awards for their prowess on the football field, as well as excellence in the classroom.

While Worthington has expressed an interest in playing either football or basketball at the college level, Farley’s intentions after high school remain unclear. His athletic talent (both on the football field and on the basketball court) along with his strong academic record would seem likely to attract college recruiters if Farley decided to extend his athletic career beyond high school. Further information on the game can be obtained by calling 307-333-4578.

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