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12 -- December 22, 2011 news@newslj.com news letter journal C@m@UnJtY Puttin' on the hurt Lawson Liggett does battle for the Newcastle Dogie wrestling team in their first confer- ence dual of the year on Dec. 13 against Buffalo. The Dogies would roll to victory over their 3A East foe, losing only one contested match on their way to compiling a 2-0 dual record before the Christmas break to go along with the first-place finish the team enjoyed at the Tiger Invite in Lusk the weekend before. (Bob Bonnar/NLJ) Swimming from page 6 ......................................................................................................................... much faster than the first because you have a better idea of what to expect," the coach pointed out. Austin Harley qualified in the 200 yard individual medley, but was a few seconds short in the 100 backstroke. Meet results revealed that Newcastle lost to Buffalo and Worland in the double dual, but following their initial day of sprints and long-distance swims, the team returned to the Johnson County Family YMCA for round two. "Their attitude was still reatly competitive, and they raced really hard. Having the new swimmers made me notice how tired we were. It will take a couple weeks to learn how to swim well on the second day of a meet, but we've got to because that's how it is at conference and state," Scribner reasoned. The athletes also raced in their first relays' of the season, and Scribner shuffled around the relay orders on both days to discover the speediest combi- nations. The arrangements had mixed results. Sundstrom and Farnsworth were again tasked with swim- ming difficult races, with the former taking on the 500 free- style and the latter facing the 200 freestyle. "Mason did really well swimming in the 200 [free- style]. You could tell that he was racing it hard," Scribner reported. Crisman had his chance to swim on Saturday, as he was feeling better, and he tackled the 100 backstroke, earning the team a few more points. The Dogies' efforts were met with fierce opposition from Buffalo and Douglas, however, and the team took third at the invitational with 158 points. Scribner saw the loss as an opportunity to improve. "I'm going to be looking for some big improvements over break. We'll be condi- tioning, but the focus will be on technique over the next two weeks," he said. A few field trips have been included for the team during the holiday break. On the 21st and 28th, the swimmers will head to the Gillette Recreation Center to do some crossover training, which will include indoor rock climbing, as the Dogies continue their efforts to get stronger and faster in preparation for their next meet on Jan. 7 in Douglas. ....... In Memory Of Jason Allard: Constance Mary Everrett &  June Monte I Jason Barker: Sharon Barker Clyde Bayne Family: Clyde L Bayne ;i  Ray & Shirley Bergquist: A Richard & Lorean Schwarze  HarryThereSaClingan & Richard Benaviclez: Larry & Cathy Beck: Jerry Nordeen Ed & Dorothy Beck Joe & Callie Slattery ::# Gary & Donna Jean Bieganski: I Jean Maxine Rickenbach Donald Ott RickenbaCh Fern Lucille Bieganski Mary Bishop: Joe Bishop Clifford Branscom Doug Branscom Dustin Branscom Goldi Branscom Jack & Jennie Branscom Ned & Betty Branscom Wayne Branscom Jay Douglas June Grant Ray and Betty (Branscom) Grant Bill & Lois Ann Boulden: '!' '' Nellie M Boulden Tom & Shari Bruce: Shad Bruce Dakota Bruce i Dale Cool Willis Bruce Busy Beaver Club: Frank Wright Mary Butler: ' I George Butler George Butler III Mildred Butolph: Gracie Turner Jan Capps: Glen & Jean Barr Clark, Lara, Annika & Aidan Coberly: . Frank Coberly Drew, Elaine, Conner, & Matthew Coberly: Frank Coberly Janice Cook: i My Mother, Ardienna Kretschman Al & Brenda Costello: Elmer & Pauline Rich Ronnie Rich " Todd Kelsey Louise Shaw *Italics = Donor's Name(s) • Bold = In Honor or Memory of iiiiii Patti Coy: Eleanor Babb Wayne & Charolette Daigh: Joe Emil Maggie Emil John Daigh Our son, David Wayne Daigh Mary Decker: Larry Decker Max Decker Honey DeFord: Jerry DeFord Donna's Main Street Diner: In memory of all the customers and friends we have lost this year. King & Dudzinski Family: Shirley King Carolyn Ellerton: Keith Ellerton Mike & JoAnn Farnsworth: Buz Farnsworth Toots Farnsworth Joanne Fassbender: Ed Denny George Denny Lloyd Denny Alice Denny Morris Lou Morris Bill Fassbender Bonnie Fried: James L Fried Virginia Garhart: Nicole (Garhart) Ellsbury Donna Garhart L Eugene Garhart Rita Garcia: Pauline Harrington Jim & Carol Gustin: Helen Berdahl Erick Berdahl Clara Overaag Marsha Halliday: Patrick Adams Jr. Earl Hamilton: Doris Hamilton Victoria Heller: Catherine Leighton Mabel Hinz: Carl Hinz Wyoma Honadel: Howard Honadel Ruby Huckins: Robert Huckins Ron Huckins Marguerite Johnson: Keith L Johnson Sandra Worden Kathy Honadel Jones: Howard Honadel My sister, Carol Smith Debbie lorrey: Shiloh Cobb Gary Huber .A.A.A Lifeline It It y Accident closes swimming pool Officials at Newcastle High School announced on •Friday morning that the .invita- tional meet the Dogie boys' swim team was scheduled to host on Saturday morning had to be cancelled unexpectedly because of an 'acci- dent' that occurred in the pool during one of the elementary school's swim classes last week. "It's unfortunate that an event was cancelled, but let's face it, accidents happen," Weston County School District #1 Superintendent Brad LaCroix told the News Letter Journal. He said that the pumps in the facility were unable to re-circulate the water quickly enough after cleaning to have the pool ready in time for Saturday's meet. "It's a health issue, and we have a respon- sibility to ensure that users of the pool aren't exposed to any risks at the facility. It just takes a little time for the chemicals in the water to get balanced, but we'll be able to use the pool again this week," LaCroix explained. He reported that the pool would be unavail- able for use until Wednesday, Dec. 21, because workers had to release water from it and add fresh water to assure the proper chemical balance. Buses from page 1 ................................................................................................................... but every once in a while we can't get around it," he said. It's not a new issue for the Board of Trustees, who brought their concerns to Wyoming Association of School Boards in an effort to find a solution. "I'm afraid if we don't get this under control, in the end we will end up with a little guy hurt. We need to get more aggres- sive with this. We had a board resolution about this a few years ago, and everyone else around the state looked at us like we fell out of a tree, but it hasn't gotten any better -- in fact, it has gotten worse. Three in one day is inconceivable," stated Trustee Bill Lunney, who has looked into the matter extensively. The transportation depart- ment, he explained, has been tracking the number of viola- tions, and there have been three times as many incidents this year as there have been in the past three years. He encouraged the board to send letters to the Newcastle Police Department this month, and I just wanted to let you know what we are dealing with." The public has been reminded by public service announcements on the radio, ads in the News Letter Journal and a notice on the WCSD #1 website, but Peterson is con- cemed it's not enough. Two main areas where viola- tions occur are on the four- lane road going west on U.S. Highway 16, and on South Summit, both high .traffic areas, although Peterson noted that when Highway 16 is being actively patrolled by police officers the problem is not apparent. As often as possible, Peterson said he tries to position the routes so that students leave the bus on the side of the road they need to get off on, but it's impossible to do so in all instances. "We try to minimize stops so kids do not have to cross a lane, three law enforcement agencies that operate in the area to solicit i more assistance in dealing with the issue. LaCroix agreed to draft a letter that will be signed. by each of the trustees. Peterson told the News Letter Journal the day after the VdCSD #1 board meeting that three more; violations had occurred. Two! drivers downtown did not heed: the flashing red light from the, school bus, one in front of the, post office and the other in front, of the courthouse. Therefore the  total of violations recorded by, the transportation department; since the end of November is now at 11. He said the issue has really, been troubling for the bus drivers in the district, who are terrified : that a tragedy will occur. "It really scares the drivers when there are red light runners., They think of the students as, their own kids. They would take it to heart if something happened to them," Peterson said. Hespe from page 1 .................................................................................................................................................. appointment to the Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee for Gov. Matt Mead. "I hate to leave you. I've never quit anything in my life," Hespe said, noting in his letter that he believes his new position will require a significant time contribution on his part, and stating that the guidance he will provide to that group "is of great importance for our community, as well as those across this great state in which we live." . ............ !9'/€ :i , Pete & LeAnn (Stith) r.enagy: Danny Stith Janice Joy Kenagy Grady & Lori Kilgore: Marge Bain Edna Jahrig Wilbur & Norma Lease: Jacob Duane Kennedy Jimmy & Rogene Long: Wayne Sack Patt Lynch: Karen Lynch Elaine Lyons: Ralph Lyons Ann L Martens, Sharon K Louise Martens, Steven Alan Martens, and Robert Spenser Martens: Robert A. Martens McDill Family: Jason Paul McDill Mendenhall YT Ranch: Donnie Mendenhall Lee Mendenhall Marian Mendenhall Emor Huskinson Anna Huskinson Sonny Huskinson Dr. James Batty Kenny McKenzie Kenneth McKenzie Jr. Teeny Twilford Bill Price Melvin Cunningham Clancy Cunningham Shawn Price Sandy Worden Lynn & Peggy Moiler: Burt Mariner Shirley Nelson: Delores & Pius Herauf Newcastle Equipment: Vern & Vi Mills Cable & Vera Jones Fred & Ruby Seigfried Tom & Judy Mitich Thank You, Friends and Family of Jerry Nordeen: Jerry Nordeen Memorial Arthur & Sally (Coberly) Peabody: Frank Coberly Mary Peabody Ron Phillips Jr.: Pearl Ethel Comstock Arthur LeRoy Comstock Ronald Charles Phillips Sr. Paul & Deb Piana: Beau Bradford James Piana: Joan M. Piana Joseph & Marie Podio: Toots Adkins Charlie Portwood: Goldie Poppleton Mae Shields (307) 746-3553 Hespe's seat will be on the ballot in the May 8 hospital board election, as will the spots occu- pied by Ratigan and former board chair Norma Shelton. The board will be accepting applications from county residents who are interested in filling the final five months of Hespe's current term, and will appoint a new member to join their ranks until a permanent replacement is chosen in the election. Ashley & Aaron Price: ..... Grandpa Bill Price Betty Price: Bill Price Shawn Price Bryan Price Matt Hansen Kodi Aylesworth Kyle Aylesworth Steven Price: Shawn Price Darcie Rawhouser: Grandpa Earl Watt Grandpa Chuck Stevenson Dick & Bonnie Rich & Family: Elmer & Pauline Rich Bill & Nell Koch Martha Rich: Ronnie Rich Mom & Dad Shields Roby Family: Donnie Ray Roby Kathy Roeber: Kenny Stevenson Karen Lynch Jackie Perkins Bill Price Gorden (Butch) Loebs Shawn Price Ron Huckins Jeanette Sack: Wayne Sack Mindy Darrow Deb Sewell: Marie Sewell Mike & Patti Smith: Lake Bush Carol Stephenson: Val & Gertrude DeLahoyde Henry N Stephenson Kelly & Louise Stith & Family: Heather Stith Tim Stith Sr. Clarence (Arkie) Stith Louise & Kelly Stith and Family: Marvin & Anna Mae Paulson June & Ray Streets: Dan Stith Wayne Sack Joyce & Lyle Sylte: Ben & Myrtle Strickling Robert S Thompson: VC & Nell Thompson Ken & Jacque Tremelling: Bill Tremelling Alice Tremelling Inez Tysdah Marvin Tysdal Thomas & Susanne Voss: Warren Voss Bunny Shurley Pam Wesley: Lois Fulk Janice Whitley: Tom Whitley : i!! :; Righi tlre In Honor Of ' :"' Gene & Jane Baldwin: A donation to help the fund! Pat & Barbara Crow:  Willis & Jean Franz Wyoma & Carl Jungck: Honor of all Lifeline users Anna Logan: Marcella Wilson Patrick & Cynthia Melvin: Vera Huber Kathy Roeber: My friend Rita Conklin, "The fighter she is" Gillian Sears: Nancy Phillips Arlen & Constance Sharer Skinner: A Donation Kelly Stith Family: Agnes Stith Paul & Helen Weyrich: All Veterans Lifeline provides emergency medical alerts for independent living. Thank you! Lifeline reached its goal of $7,000! Business Sponso rs : Black Hills Auto Salvage & Towing Dr. Hughes, Black Hills Dental Black Hills Exploration & Production Cedar Hills Clinics Deckers Food Center Dixon Brothers Farm Bureau Insurance Farnsworth Services First State Bank Gateway Auto Supply, Inc Hansen & Peck Law Offices Hansen Equipment KASL Radio News Letter Journal Pinnacle Bank Powder River Energy Sage Motel WCHS Maintenance Department Wyoming Automotive Wyoming Refining Company  WESTON COUNTY I HEAINH SERVICES [ k t