Snake River tid bits
Memorial services were held for Little Snake River Valley resident Eddie Lee Jackson on Dec. 7, 1999, at the Savery Community Center from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for family and friends.
Eddie Lee Jackson died at his home in Baggs, Wyo., Dec. 3, 1999, following a long struggle with emphysema. Eddie was born March 18, 1933, in Cody, Neb. He lived in Wyoming most of his life and worked in the uranium mines throughout the state.
He is survived by his wife, Louise, of Baggs; daughter, Dawn Guilliam of Mentone, Calif; son, Shawn Jackson of Red Lodge, Mont.; mother, Pauline Penn of Manville, Wyo.; sisters, Charlotte and Lavona; brothers, Victor and Elvin; five stepchildren; and 11 stepgrandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Jackson, and stepfather, Lee Penn.
Our sympathy to his family and friends.
Lifelong valley residen Donald McAlister died at his home in Dixon, Wyo., Dec. 3, 1999. Services were held Dec. 8, 1999, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
Skin cancer screening
Noyes Health Care Center will offer free skin cancer screening today, Dec. 15 and Dec. 16. Due to the high risk area we reside in residents are encouraged to participate in this screening. Removal and treatment are not included in this screening, but arrangements may be made to have any positive results removed or treated as soon as possible to be included on deductibles this year. For more information, call Noyes Clinic at 383-7000.
Clinic holiday closures
Physician Assistant Ron Taylor and staff would like to notify patients that the clinic will be closed Dec. 24 and Dec. 31.
The annual Little Snake River Valley Christmas Bazaar will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the multi-purpose gym at the Little Snake River Valley School. At last count 20 tables have been reserved; so before shopping elsewhere stop by and pickup some gifts for family and friends at the bazaar.
Amanda Foster has won the local Snake River and Rawlins Voice of Democracy contest sponsored by the Veterans of Foriegn Wars with her speech, “What Is Americ’a Role in the Next Century” and will go on to compete at the district level. Congratualtions and best wishes, Amanda!
Rikki Gallenbeck has been chosen by the Literacy Colation for her essay that was submitted to Wyoming’s First Lady, Mrs. Geringer. Rikki’s essay will be published in the “Dear Mrs. G” book. Congratulations on a job well done, Rikki!
The fifth annual Little Snake River Christmas parade will be at 7 p.m. Sunday in Baggs. The bonfire at Danford’s shop will begin at 6:30 p.m. If you have an entry for the parade, call Sue Lee at 383-6292. The fee is $5. There will be prizes for the best entries.
The Little Snake River Valley School annual Christmas program will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Little Snake River Valley School. The program will be under the direction of Carl Baxter with the sounds of the high school band, fifth-grade band and eighth-grade students. The kindergarten through fourth-grade students will present a musical, “How the Penguins Saved Christmas.” Santa will conclude the program.
The Christmas concert will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday.
A dance recital held by Snake River Dance Studio will be from 4:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Dec. 19.
Eliza Solace was recently honored for her 20-year membership in the Hiawatha Rebekah Lodge No. 21 of Dixon, Wyo. Fellow sisters of Hiawatha Rebekah Lodge No. 21 traveled to Rawlins, Wyo., and had a lunch with honoree, Eliza, and presented her with her membership pin. Eliza will celebrate her 100th birthday next year. Isn’t Eliza an inspiration to us all that it’s never too late to join? She was 79 when she joined the Rebekah’s. Our congratulations to Eliza!
New 4-H leaders
Congratulations to the new Savery Saver’s 4-H Club co-community leaders, J. Sheehan and Cindy McKee. We’d also like to thank Cindy Cobb for her many years of dedication as the past community leader. I’m sure Cindy will still serve as an advisor for the new leaders. We’ve been fortunate to have had some great community leaders in the past and we’re sure the tradition will continue. Best Wishes J. and Cindy.
Parents have power
Following the installlation of the power school program at Little Snake River Valley Schools, parents will now be able to check on their child’s grades and attendance in each class. Currently the telephone number to access this program is long distance but hopefully the district will have a toll-free number soon. These reports are also available via the Internet. In order to access this information you must first obtain an identification number and password through the school. This is confidential information and can only be obtained by contacting the office of the school.
Junior high boys
We’d like to wish the junior high boys basketball team our best as they travel to Encampment for the end of the year tournament in Encampment beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday. Good Luck, Rattlers!
High school basketball
The high school girls and boys basketball teams will travel to Saratoga Friday to take on the Panther’s. The girls and boys games will both begin at 4 p.m. On Saturday the Rattlers will host the SoRoCo Rams with the girls beginning play at noon followed by the boys about 3 p.m. Come out and attend the bazaar and take in the action of the games! Good Luck Rattlers!