EVENTS

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July 26 thru August 2 - Niobrara County Fair.

July 27 - Lusk Elks Family Picnic, 1 p.m., Lusk Elks Lodge.

August 16 - Wyoming State Fair.

August 16 - Lusk Elks Golf Tournament.

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And it's OPEN! The new Lusk Tiger Plunge opened for business on the 4th of July and has been a hit with most everyone....


Niobrara Birthdays presented by
Allbright's True Value
July 14 - Kary Thompson; July 15 - Marilyn Allbright, Michael Paul Lindberg; July 17 - Della Schrader, H.L. Wasserburger III; July 18 - Harry Brown, Will Johnson, Taylor Johnson; July 19 - Cortney Jensen, Izetta Barr; July 20 - Andrea Barnette; July 21 - Newly Lemons, Clarabell Davies, Dewey Ellsworth, Kester Akers, Dean Pishel; July 23 - Nellie Pfister, Rich Zerbe, Leroy Christianson, John Aurzada; July 24 - Lee Smith, Trenton Johnson; July 25 - Dave Leeling, Jane Price; July 26 - Dave Peterson; July 27 - Rich Price, Samantha Himes, Jennifer Pennfield; July 29 - Pam Hanson, Patricia Smith; July 30 - Glenna Madden, Betty Berg.

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Hours: Monday - 8am to noon; Wednesday - 8am to noon
Friday - 8am to noon; Saturday - 10:00am to 2:00pm
The following items are accepted at the recycling center - plastic bottles, paper, glass, newspapers, computer paper must be separate, shredded paper, cardboard boxes, office paper, magazines, catalogues, aluminum cans, steel cans (tin).
The recycling center is located next to the EMT barn off of West Daley Street.

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10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The good year for grass has been good for wildlife too, although these two big guys wouldn't let us get very close...

And speaking of good grass, ranchers and farmers are haying in places they haven't touched for years...

"Meanness don't just happen overnight."

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TOOL DICTIONARY...
HACKSAW: One of a family of cutting tools built on the Ouija board principle... It transforms human energy into a crooked, unpredictable motion, and the more you attempt to influence its course, the more dismal your future becomes. VISE-GRIPS: Generally used after pliers to completely round off bolt heads. If nothing else is available, they can also be used to transfer intense welding heat to the palm of your hand. OXYACETYLENE TORCH: Used almost entirely for lighting various flammable objects in your shop on fire. Also handy for igniting the grease inside the wheel hub out of which you want to remove a bearing race. TABLE SAW: A large stationary power tool commonly used to launch wood projectiles for testing wall integrity. HYDRAULIC FLOOR JACK: Used for lowering an automobile to the ground after you have installed your new brake shoes , trapping the jack handle firmly under the bumper. .

Back by popular demand! Gold in the Black Hills!

As soon as the cattle were brought into the "corral" in the morning, the bows were placed on the two wheel oxen and they were led to their places near the tongue and each yoke pin was fastened securely. Then the ring of yoke was fastened to a piece of curved iron on the end of the wagon pole called the "goose neck." After the wheel oxen ere in place, the rest of the team were hitched to the wagon by a stout swing chain fastened to the "goose neck." No lines or harness were used with oxen and the bullwacker walked beside the team and drove with his whip, which he handled with great skill. H e shouted "Gee," when he wanted the oxen to turn to the right, and "Haw," when he wanted them to turn to the left.

A bullwhacker’s whip was said to be more precious to him than any other article he possessed. No bull whip was ever reported to have been found in a pawnshop.

The Black Hills bullwhacker of 1876 carried three whips: one, a heavy and crude whip which he used for rough work; the second, made of hemp or other material that water wouldn’t harm when used in wet and foggy weather; the third, his best or Sunday ship, he "could easily lift an inadvertent Chinaman who crossed the street in front of his team, from his feet."

Freighters’ whips ranged from sixteen to twenty-four feet in length and were all handmade. Cracking a 20-foot-whip wasn’t a very safe pastime for an amateur, as there was too much danger of severing an ear or wrapping the whip around the neck.

Many freighters, driving mules or horses, used the jerk-line method of handling their teams. Seated on the nigh wheel animal, the skinner jerked the line to turn his team to the right and gave a steady pull if he wanted to head left. There always was a well broken leader on the near ()left) side, with the jockey stick snapped on to the lower part of the collar over to the bridle bit of the off (right) leader. Many outfits used "hame bells," supported by a metal bow, which was riveted to the harness hames. Harness so equipped often was used on the lead pair of horses or mules of a string team. As the leaders moved along, the bells jingled and supposedly encouraged the following team to lean harder in the collar.

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