1 Volume 6 Issue 10 Sunday, November 18, 2012 Proud Member of the Father Son Duo Caught Poaching Elk in Area Rhonda Zeller- TBC On the morning of October 31, 2012 Troy Tillard of Tillard Ranches witnessed two men shoot an elk on the Tillard Ranch land off of Cow Creek Road in Northeastern Converse County. The area in which the elk was shot is not a general hunt area and was closed for elk hunting. The men then trespassed on a neighboring rancher's land to retrieve the elk. The two Gillette, Wyoming residents, a 51 year old man and his 33 year old son are the alleged hunters, both of whom are being cited with numerous charges. At this time the exact charge or charges against the duo is unknown. Wyoming Game and Fish is currently handling this investigation. A poacher charged with their first incident of poaching is charged with a misdemeanor, that carries a one year person sentence and up to $10,000 in fines, loss of hunting and fishing privileges for up to five years, and forfeiture of anything used during the incident. Tillard Ranches wishes to thank Converse County Sheriff Becker and his deputies for their diligent patrol in the area, to help reduce the number of poachers and trespassers on a regular basis. Tillard Ranches also wishes to thank the WGFD officers in their professional handling of this incident. If you happen to find yourself out for a drive in the Wyoming Outdoors and witness a poaching, please report the incident. The STOP POACH- ING Hotline phone number is WGFDTIP ( ) or for out of state call STOP POACHING calls. Search for Oil and Gas Supervisor Continues Anyone interested in applying for the position should contact Interim Supervisor Bob King at (307) or wyo.gov. The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission continues to seek applicants for the State Oil and Gas Supervisor position. The initial search did not generate a successful candidate. While the Commission extends its search for a permanent Supervisor, Bob King has agreed to continue his service as Interim Director. The other Commissioners and I are extremely grateful to Bob for his willingness to stay on board for a while longer, Governor Mead said. Amanda Smith (TBC) (LFM) The USS Enterprise, aka The Big E made history on November 4th, when it pulled into her home port of Norfolk, VA the worlds largest Navy base. This was to be the last time the famed United States Navy ship would enter her home port, or any port thereafter. Carrying approximately 5,500 Sailors and Marines, the USS Enterprise is the Navy s 1st Nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, commissioned on November 25th, During her 51 years of service, she participated in every major conflict since the Cuban Missile Crisis of On December 2nd., 1965 during the Vietnam War, she became the first nuclear-powered ship to engage in combat, when she launched aircraft against the Viet Cong near Bien Hoa. She was the first nuclear-powered carrier to transit through the Suez Canal in 1986 and the first carrier to respond following the September 11 attacks in New York. She is the longest naval vessel Wyoming Wildhorse RoundUp Continues Bureau of Land Management crews gathered hundreds of wildhorses in Fremont County. Photo Bureau of Land Management. The horses are adopted out and according to BLM officials the cost of doing so ranges from 300 to 800 dollars to remove and process each horse for adoption. 400 horses are collected go to a holding facility in Rock Springs. The horses are then readied to be adopted in the coming year. Approximately 800 horses were gathered during the Wildhorse Complex Gather. Photo courtesy Cynthia Wertz of Bureau of Land Management USS ENTERPRISE MAKES FINAL VOYAGE The USS Enterprise, the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, with some 5,500 sailors and Marines aboard, returns to Norfolk Naval Station in Norfolk, Va., on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, as the 51-year-old ship completes its 25th and final deployment. The Enterprise began shutting down its eight nuclear reactors almost as soon as it arrived at its pier at Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia, where thousands of cheering family members and friends welcomed the ship home from its 25th and final deployment after nearly eight months at sea. (AP Photo/ The Virginian-Pilot, Steve Earley) ever put to sea and has served longer than any other US aircraft carrier. On 20 February 1962, the USS Enterprise acted as a tracking and measuring station for the flight of Friendship 7, the Project Mercury space capsule in which Lieutenant Colonel John H. Glenn, Jr. made the first American orbital spaceflight. During the ship s last journey, the Enterprise cruised nearly 81,000 miles while on her seven and a half month deployment to the Persian Gulf, and her aircraft flew more than 2,000 sorties in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. The USS Enterprise is scheduled for inactivation on December 1, 2012 during a public decommissioning ceremony at Norfolk Naval Station, in Norfolk, Virginia. She will be the first nuclearpowered aircraft carrier to be decommissioned. The dismantling of the USS Enterprise will begin in the first half of 2013 where her spent fuel will be removed at Norfolk naval base. She will then be towed to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard at Bremerton in Washington state, and her nuclear reactors will be cut out of the ship and barged to the Hanford nuclear reservation. The entire dismantling is expected to be completed in 2015 at which time, she will be scrapped. Although many are petitioning the Enterprise to be converted into a museum, the effort is thought to be too expensive and after removal of the nuclear reactors causing virtually everything two decks below the hangar bay to be cut apart, there will be very little left to turn into a museum. What remains of the USS Enterprise following 2015 is currently scheduled to be taken to Washington state for scrapping, bringing an end to her physical presence, but certainly not her spiritual presence, as the world s first nuclear aircraft carrier, that once offered up and protected our shorelines. Like her predecessors, the legend of the USS Enterprise will live on. The People Have Spoken New Mayor for Glenrock Elected Misty Pritchard-TBC With all the chaos and pondering prior to the November 6 General Election of 2012, it all came to an end with a new face in particular, to serve Glenrock s community. Sue Dills, Glenrock s newly elected Mayor, will be appointed as Mayor at the first council meeting in January I m coming in with an open mind says Sue Dills. I have no agenda or plans to make across the board changes. I will however make infrastructure repair and replacement a top priority and be proactive as much as possible, rather than reactive. I look forward to working together and being productive as your new Mayor of Glenrock. Dills plans on getting together with the City of Glenrock's department s leaders, to address their immediate needs along with what resources each department has to offer the city. I want to get with Glenrock s Police Chief Tom Sweet to discuss patrol scheduling, and if there are enough police officers available for 24 hour coverage Glenrock s current Mayor, Linda Care, has offered her personal time in getting Sue Dills up to speed by helping her in any way she can. RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDI- VAR, WASHINGTON (AP) The government says Medicare premiums are going up $5 a month for That's less than expected, but it'll still eat up nearly one-fourth of the typical cost-of-living raise for retirees. Medicare chief Marilyn Tavenner says the monthly premium for 2013 will be $ a month. Also known as the Part B premium, it covers outpatient care Sue Dills will be appointed Mayor of Glenrock in January after being elected as Mayor in the General Election on November 6, Mayor Linda Care was appointed Mayor on December 12, 2011 during the city council meeting, acquiring the duties of Michael L. Mc- Queary upon his resignation due to a rapidly developing illness. McQueary passed away within days of his resignation. "I have been on the town council for nine years and have served for one year as your Mayor of Glenrock," said Glenrock s current Mayor Linda Care. "I won't be continuing on the town council when my term is up. Care's term on the Town Council will end when her term as Mayor ends. Dills also looks forward to working with Glenrock s Town council members, newly elected members and current members. Dills is the current Post Master for the United States post Office in Glenrock. Medicare Premiums Going Up $5 A Month For 2013 such as office visits and medical supplies. Taxpayers pay 75 percent of the cost for Part B benefits, and the monthly premium covers the remaining 25 percent. High-income beneficiaries face bigger increases, from $42 to $ a month. Most lowincome beneficiaries have their premiums paid by Medicaid. Initially, premiums for 2013 were forecast to go up as much as $9 a month, but health care inflation has remained modest.
2 Community Message Board 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: Meetings in Glenrock Where: The Senior Center East Door (thrift store entrance.) When: Monday nights from 7pm - 8pm American Legion Jessie Martin Post # 9 American Legion Jessie Martin Post # 9 is a non-profit organization in Glenrock. They can be reached at # or yahoo.com American Red Cross American Red Cross has a local office located in Casper WY. They are located at 318 West B Street and can be reached at # , Fax# , or ed to org. Their web page is Like them on Facebook. Glenrock Library News Shalom!! Hello in Hebrew from the library! Visit our Mango Foreign Language database on line. 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 and it s free!! Come in and find out how to get connected. Thank you Converse County residents!! You made it happen! We can finally say that both libraries are going to be expanded! Great libraries have always looked to both the future and the past. (Laura Shapiro. From: Newsweek, , p. 86). We do have a great public library because the people who enter this building make the library what it is!! Our library in Glenrock dates back to 1939 while Douglas library dates back to It s a great feeling to know that both libraries will be able to meet the needs of generations to come. Truly, this is a great legacy to be proud of. A deep heart filled THANK YOU from all of us that are connected in one way or another to the Converse County Library System!! For Read Me A Story: November 17-- November 24:10 Fat Turkeys by Tony Johnston. Pick up the phone and dial to listen to a great story!! We re on the web at glen or at Our phone number is Fax number is Be sure to friend us on Facebook!! Just look up Glenrock Library. Check out the 3m Cloud audio library with your library card! Wrestling in Glenrock is Underway Tammy Taylor (TBC) Head coach, Nic Dillon is excited about this years turnout. We have over 40 middle school kids and 22 high school wrestlers, so I am pleased. Dillon, who wrestled for Kelly Walsh, has been coaching since he was 15 and has been doing serious coaching for about seven years now. He began in Glenrock in 2010 as the assistant high school and middle school wrestling coach, and took over as the head coach last year. The middle school season began with practice on October 15th with their first tournament on October 27th in Gillette. Glenrock had five wrestlers take first place including Isak Elisson, Ian Arnold, Joseph Taylor, Garrett Schwindt, and Kayla Likes. Second place winners were Aftin Matthews, Conner Lewis, Branden Goodman, Chris Raines, Cody Pinkerton, Garrett Stellpflug and Kai Sexson. Three wrestlers took third-place honors including Tate Stoddard, Charles Kidd and Myelz Jensen. The middle school wrestled in the Douglas tournament along with 15 other teams on November 10th. Wrestling tough in this extremely competitive tournament, the herders had five placers: Tate Stoddard (3rd), Aftin Matthews (1st), Joseph Taylor (2nd),Garrett Schwindt (1st), and Chris Raines (1st). On November 13th, the herders traveled to Wheatland for a dual and won 20 of 24 matches, dominating the Bulldogs. Many of the high school wrestlers attended various camps over the summer and also worked hard at open mats. Practice began this week. Glenrock lost several tough wrestlers to graduation last year, but according to Dillon, there is a strong group stepping up. The team consists of five seniors, but the younger wrestlers bring a lot of wrestling experience to the team as well. The Herders will open their season when the varsity travels to Torrington and JV to Yoder on December 1st. Good luck Herders! With Fire Season in the Great Cowboy State Coming to An End, a Recap on the State s Worst Fire Season on Record Rhonda Zeller (TBC) 2012 has proven to be the worst fire year on record for the state of Wyoming. The Bird Central Newspaper covered several of these fires, the following is a recap of the fires we provided coverage for. On June 3rd, lightning ignited a fire 20 miles NE of Wheatland. The fire was named the Cow Camp Fire burning 8,492 acres. The Cow Camp Fire is completely extinguished and listed as inactive. Six days later, on June 9th a fire started in Guernsey State Park area dubbed as the Kelly Park Fire. This fire was human caused by a boyfriend and girlfriend starting a campfire. Thomas D. Pierson (36) and Stephenie A. Schultz (36) are charged in connection with the fire that burned 2,681 acres and is completely extinguished. Thomas and Stephenie are Torrington, Wyoming residents. Thomas D. Pierson has been charged and is currently awaiting further court proceedings. Stephenie A Schultz has been charged, plead not guilty after more charges were added and are currently awaiting a trial. At the time this duo started the campfire, to cook a ham steak, there was a fire ban in effect, no open fires were permitted. We will continue to follow up on court proceedings. Father s day of 2012, June 17th, sparked up three fires. Two fires ignited off of I25 at mp 142 and near mp 144, between Douglas and Glenrock, from what is believed to have been a discarded cigarette, became one very large fire that quickly and rapidly moved in a northeast manner across the land, jumping Highway 93 and onto areas along WY59. This fire was attacked hard by aggressive firefighters, including Rural firefighters and ranchers, to prevent it from consuming homes and keeping it from reaching the city of Douglas. The second Father s day fire named the Russel s Camp Fire, located 32 miles SW of Douglas burned 5,466 acres. The cause of the fire is listed as under investigation and is inactive. Oil Creek Fire that was located NW of Newcastle, Wyoming started on June 29th burning A fire whirl occurs on Casper Mountain during the Sheep Herder Fire, Photo The Glenrock Bird Central - Misty Pritchard 62,318 acres. This fire was another fast moving fire. Cause of the fire is listed under investigation, along with being inactive. Southwest of Laramie on June 30th the Squirrel Creek Fire burned 10,921 acres. The Squirrel Creek Fire is 100% contained but still active until interior unburned fuel pockets are burned out or until that area sees a lot of moisture. This fire is believed to be human caused and is under investigation. A training exercise held by the Colorado National Guard NW of Guernsey proved to spark another fire on July 14th. The Sawmill Canyon fire burned a total of 14,185 acres, and threatened parts of Glendo State Park. July 21st lightning sparked a fire 30 miles NE of Rawlins at Seminoe Dam, burning 3,682 acres. This fire was named the Seminoe Fire and is listed as an inactive fire. The Ferris Fire started six days later on July 27th 35 miles NE of Rawlins. It burned 8,797 acres and was started from a lightning strike. This fire is 100% contained but listed as still active. Lightning was the cause of Wyoming s largest wildfire in The Arapaho Fire started on July 27th, shortly after the Ferris Fire. The Arapaho Fire started 28 miles NW of Wheatland, moved quickly over Laramie Peak and into the surrounding areas. The fire burned 98,155 acres, destroyed several structures including the Camp Grace Bible Camp buildings. Arapaho Fire is 100% contained but still active in the unburned pockets of fuel. On the evening of August 10th lightning sparked a fire 10 miles south of Glenrock along I25. The Little Boxelder fire forced evacuations for campers at Natural Bridge Park and the evacuation of a gas plant. The fire burned 6,501 acres. Little Boxelder Fire is listed as inactive and 100% contained. Our last area fire was the Sheep Herder Hill Fire that started on September 9th. This fire was up in the area of Casper Mountain and is under investigation. The fire is believed to have originated off of an ATV Trail located on Casper Mountain. The Sheep Herder Hill Fire took out numerous homes and outbuildings in its path of destruction, burning a total of 15,556 acres. Sheep Herder Hill Fire is 100% contained although still a possibility of activity in the unburned fuels. An approximate total of total fires burned throughout the state during fire season this year, totaling over 600,000 acres burned and an astonishing bill for the state totalling an estimate of over $40 million. Completely wiping out fire funds for the state allotted for a two year period. Community Baptist Church, 301 S 2nd St, Glenrock, Regular Information: Worship service 10:30 AM Sundays, nursery provided. Sunday School 9:00 AM. Every month: open communion first Sunday, potluck last Sunday at noon. Info: Church of Christ, acappella, 420 S 2nd St - worship service communion 10:00, sermon 10:15 Sundays; Bible study Wed, 6 PM. Assembly of God, 201 N 3rd St - 10:00 Sundays. Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 939 W Birch St - Regular Info: worship service with communion 8:30 AM Sundays, children's Sunday School after service; Bible study Mon 7 PM, 10 AM Wed. Church of the Resurrection, 506 W Birch St - worship service 8:30 AM Sundays. St. Louis Catholic Church, 601 S 5th St: Regular Information: Mass Sat 5:30 PM, Sunday 9 AM and 7 PM. For more information, call Glenrock Baptist Church, a Bible-believing New Testament Church, 125 N 7th St - Sunday Bible study 9:45 AM, Sunday morning service 11 AM, Sunday potluck 12:30 PM, Sunday afternoon service 2 PM, Wed evening service 7 PM. Les Potter, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 219 Lookout Dr, Sacrament meeting, Sunday, 9:00 AM. Visitors welcome. Sunday School, 10:10. Glenrock First Southern Baptist Chapel, 485 E Birch St, Sunday services 10:45 AM and 6:00 PM; Sunday School 9:30 AM; youth at Boys and Girls Club 5:30 PM. Tuesday Men's Bible Study at Rec Center 6:30 PM. Wed service 7:00 PM. Christ Episcopal Church, 415 W Cedar St, ; Summer schedule: Sunday worship service with communion, 10:45; NO Bible study or Sunday School. Sunday Service for Christ Episcopal Church 9:30 AM with Sunday School convening at the same time. Confirmation classes are being held after the service. OregOn Trail r u r a l h e a l t h c l i n i c An ExtEnsion of CArE from memorial HospitAl of ConvErsE County 525 E. Birch St. Glenrock, Wyoming Coming Soon to OTRHC: Nas Keyl, PA-C Further details to come! Sunday November 18, 2012 The Glenrock Bird Page 2
3 Town of Rolling Hills Seeks Grant to Build New Community Center Misty Pritchard- TBC The Town of Rolling Hills is exercising the possibility of building a community center in the Town of Rolling Hills that even the Town of Glenrock residents can utilize. The Town currently owns 26 acres of undeveloped land. The new development of theland would be accomplished through a grant with the Wyoming Business Council. The grant issuance is 90% for up to $250,000 and 85% up to a 1 million dollars. The Town has decided that this is a project that would be a good cause for the community and is a true need. The Town of Rolling Hills would like to form a Planning committee for the project that would involve community members to participate and bring up some fresh ideas for the project. Once the grant is written and accepted by the Wyoming Business Council, there is a second process of the grant that takes place in December If the second phase is accepted, the project will then begin construction. The deadline for this particular grant application is December 1st of each year. Due to the size and planning of the community center, and extensive discussion with Engineers, Town Clerk/ Treasurer Teresa Montgomery requested council wait one more year so that the proper plans could be prepared and residents can be notified. The Town of Rolling Hills could apply for a Planning Grant in June 2013 that can help cover the design cost. A Planning Grant helps support the early stages of all project development. The community center was requested in the latest planning survey that was given to residents of Rolling Hills. The community center is a place where citizens of the area can hold events including, meetings, reunions and birthday parties. In applying for the grant the town will inquire about expanding the Town Shop, which houses the Town Truck along with equipment that the Town uses for upkeep and maintenance of the community throughout the year. The current building is not large enough to house current equipment etc. Douglas High School Banishes Valedictorian and Salutatorian Titles Rhonda Zeller - The Glenrock Bird Central Wyoming News During the November 13, 2012 CCSD#1 school board meeting, five board members voted against having a Valedictorian or a Salutatorian for the 2013 graduating class of Douglas High School. The three that voted in favor of honoring a Valedictorian and a Salutatorian were Brad Reese, Kim Hiser and Nita Werner. CCSD#1 board member Teri Griffin was not in attendance. This year a few parents voiced their interest in naming a Valedictorian and Salutatorian for the graduating class. DHS principal, Dan Edwards assembled a committee to canvas the pros and cons of picking out the top kids to achieve these titles. The committee consisted of 14 people; 2 school board members, 2 outside parents, 3 students, 6 teachers and Mr. Edwards. Mr. Edwards explained to the school board that at the beginning of the meeting most were in favor of naming a Valedictorian and Salutatorian. By the end of the meeting those on the committee were unsure or not in favor. Mr. Edwards talked with four seniors carrying a 4.0 GPA; these four were in favor of naming a Valedictorian and Salutatorian and said it wouldn t change anything between the four of them working together. Edwards also brought this discussion to the class of There are 15 students that are holding a 4.0 GPA. Out of these 15 students, they voted 13 to 2 for the naming of a Valedictorian and a Salutatorian. The students were excited about working towards one of them earning the honor. 16 Sophomores currently hold a 4.0 GPA. When Mr. Edwards brought this matter to their attention they voted 12 to 4 against naming a Valedictorian and a Salutatorian. Everyone that Mr. Edwards conversed with talked about how they would issue the titles. When would those titles be issued? Would they base them off of ACT scores? What would the tie breaker be? I don t feel it is right to give a child the valedictorian title because he takes calculus and carries a 4.0 GPA. Then I have a child who is in mechanics and welding carrying a 4.0 GPA, but don t qualify for the title because he s not in calculus. Those are two different areas of intelligence, said Mr. Edwards. Mr. Edwards said, Since I ve been principal we haven t named a Valedictorian and a Salutatorian. I spoke with Mr. Weigel, the principal before me and while he was principal at DHS there was never one named, either. This takes us back then to the 1990 s that DHS has not named a Valedictorian or a Salutatorian. DHS honors the top 5%, or all that have a 4.0 of the graduating class at graduation. These students then have the opportunity to speak for two minutes, which many are satisfied with. Mr. Edwards stated that when he started researching this matter for the good and bad, he found a myriad of negativity than anything positive on it. There are lawsuits over the naming of a Valedictorian and Salutatorian. Contrary to popular belief, a student being named Valedictorian or Salutatorian does not help them get accepted into college. College acceptance is gauged by class rank, GPA, and ACT scores along with extra-curricular activities. Casper Gives to Glenrock See Story at Right Hog Motorcyclists en-route to deliver a check to Boys and Girls Club in Glenrock. Photo courtesy HOG - Casper Chapter. The Maker Of Twinkies, Ho Ho's And Ding Dongs Is Going Out Of Busines Edited Amanda Smith Twinkie maker Hostess reaches the end of the line CANDICE CHOI, TOM MURPHY, (AP) Twinkies may not last forever after all. Hostess Brands Inc., the maker of iconic childhood treats including Ding Dongs, Wonder Bread and Drakes, is winding down its operations after struggling to keep up with rising labor costs and the ever-changing tastes of Americans, who have grown accustomed to a dizzying array of new snacks flooding supermarket aisles every year. The company, whose roster of brands date as far back as 1888, filed a motion to liquidate Friday with U.S. Bankruptcy Court after striking workers across the country crippled its ability to maintain production. Hostess CEO Greg Rayburn said in an interview that there was no buyer waiting in the wings to rescue the company. But without giving details, he said that there has been interest in some of its 30 brands, which include Dolly Madison and Nature's Pride snacks. Experts agreed that it was likely the biggest brands would survive. Hostess, based in Irving, Texas, filed for Chapter 11 protection in January, its second trip through bankruptcy court in less than three years. Unlike many of its competitors, Hostess had been saddled with high pension, wage and medical costs related to its unionized workforce. The company also faced intensifying competition from larger companies such as Mondelez International, the former snack unit of Kraft Foods that makes Oreos, Chips Ahoy and Nabisco. The shuttering of Hostess means the loss of about 18,500 jobs. Hostess said employees at its 33 factories were sent home and operations suspended Friday. Its roughly 500 bakery outlet stores will stay open for several days to sell remaining products. The move to liquidate comes after a long battle with its unions. Thousands of members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union went on strike last week after rejecting a contract offer that slashed wages and benefits. The bakers union represents about 30 percent of Tammy Taylor (TBC) On Sunday, November 4th, the Harley Owners Group (HOG), Casper chapter, visited the Boys and Girls Club of Glenrock and presented a check for $ to director Kay Taylor. They also voiced an interest in helping the club in the future. Sean Devore, a member of HOG and past Glenrock resident, heard through the grapevine that the Boys and Girls Club in Glenrock needed some help. At a Halloween party on October 27th at Deluxe Harley in Casper, one of the HOG members won the 50/50 raffle and decided to donate the winnings of $250 to the Glenrock Boys and Girls Club. The group presented the check to Taylor on November 4th and the company's workforce. A representative for the bakers union did not immediately return a call seeking comment. Although many workers decided to cross picket lines this week, Hostess said it wasn't enough to keep operations at normal levels; three plants were closed earlier this week. Rayburn said Hostess was already operating on thin margins and that the strike was a final blow. "The strike impacted us in terms of cash flow. The plants were operating well below 50 percent capacity and customers were not getting products," Rayburn said. The company had reached a contract agreement with its largest union, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, which this week urged the bakery union to hold a secret ballot on whether to continue striking. Ken Hall, general secretary-treasurer for the Teamsters, said his union members decided to make concessions after hiring consultants who found the company's financials were in a dire situation. "We believed there was a pathway for this company to return to profitability," Hall said, noting that the liquidation could've been prevented if the bakery union had agreed some concessions as well. Although Hall agreed that it was unlikely anyone would buy the entire company, he said "people are going to look for some fire sale prices" for some of the brands. For now, he expects Hostess products will be on shelves for another week or so. "Frankly it's tragic, particularly at this this time of year with the holidays around the corner," Hall said, noting that his 6,700 members at Hostess were now out of a job. Kenneth McGregor, a shipper for Hostess in East Windsor, Conn., arrived at the plant Friday morning and said he was told he was laid off immediately. He blamed the bakery workers union for rejecting a proposed contract. "They screwed us big time," he said. In a statement on the company website, CEO Rayburn said there would be "severe limits" on the assistance the company could offer workers because of was given a grand tour of the facility. They were impressed with her dedication to the club's kids. The group listened to Taylor talk about the large number of kids who show up at night to the teen center for dinner, and her struggle with funding in order to feed them, as well as to keep the Glenrock chapter free to the local children. The Glenrock chapter is the only Wyoming Chapter that is free to members, but it means Taylor must keep the budget lean. She occasionally tries to urge donations by parents of toilet paper, paper towels, paper plates, etc. so she does not have to pull money for supplies out of her budget. With a desire to do something to help, the HOG board members brainstormed about possible the bankruptcy. The liquidation hearing will go before a bankruptcy judge Monday afternoon; Rayburn said he's confident the judge will approve the motion. "There's no other alternative," he said. The company's demise stoked nostalgia among customers as well. Adil Ahmed, whose family still eats Hostess treats during the holidays, said he rushed to the supermarket Friday morning after hearing the news. Growing up in New Jersey, he said his Southeast Asian family bought Wonder Bread to dip in curries and loaded up on sweets from a nearby warehouse for the holidays. "I have nephews and nieces we have to pass on the tradition to the next generation," said Ahmed, a 25-year-old union worker in Baltimore. He bought four boxes of Twinkies and other snacks for a family get together this weekend. Samantha Caldwell of Chicago also took a quick detour on her way to work Friday morning after she heard the news on NPR. The 41-year-old attorney stopped at a CVS store. She got a package of two Twinkies to have with her morning tea, and another for her 4-year-old son, who has never had one. "This way he can say, 'I had one of those,'" she said. Adil Ahmed, whose family still eats Hostess treats during the holidays, said he rushed to the supermarket Friday morning after hearing the news. Growing up in New Jersey, he said his Southeast Asian family bought Wonder Bread to dip in curries and loaded up on sweets from a nearby warehouse for the holidays. "I have nephews and nieces we have to pass on the tradition to the next generation," said Ahmed, a 25-year-old union worker in Baltimore. He bought four boxes of Twinkies and other snacks for a family get together this weekend. People as far away as Wyoming gave testimony to the all time famed snack, rushing to grocery stores and convenience stores to stock up on what may very well be, the end of an era. Glenrock Boys and Girls Club Receives Donations from Casper Motorcycle Club Casper Chapter HOG motorcylists showed up on Sunday November 4th at the Glenrock Boys and Girls Club to deliver a check to the club. Photo courtesy HOG - Casper Chapter. future fundraisers, and Chuck Deluxe, owner of Deluxe Harley Davidson in Casper, who is also involved with HOG, decided to make a donation to Glenrock Boys and Girls Club in the name of Deluxe Harley Davidson. Taylor expressed her gratitude. "It really helps to take some of the pressure off my shoulders and it is so nice to see immediate benefits to the local kids." The Boys and Girls Club will be putting on its annual Christmas Carnival on the evening of December 8th at the Glenrock Rec Center. There will be a Christmas store to do Christmas shopping as well. All proceeds go to local families in need this Christmas. Contact Kay Taylor at the Boys and Girls Club for any questions. Sunday November 18, 2012 The Glenrock Bird Page 3