Boy - to Jacquelyne Dietz and Bradley Sedlar, Dec. 9
Dec. 11 James A. “Jim” Miller, 76, of Thermopolis
Worland temperatures: High 35, Low 2 precipitation: 0.00
Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 30. Wind chill values as low as zero. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 8. South southeast wind 3 to 6 mph.
Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 32. Wind chill values as low as zero. East southeast wind 3 to 8 mph.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 8. East southeast wind 5 to 8 mph.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 35. Southeast wind 5 to 8 mph.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 13. South southeast wind 3 to 5 mph.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 36.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 12.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 33.
Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 11.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 34.
Wednesday Night: A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 7.
Thursday: A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 23.
Sunset tonight: 4:27 p.m.
Sunrise tomorrow: 7:37 a.m.
DAILY NEWS photo by Jeanette Johnson
People gathered at the Worland Community Center Complex on Thursday evening to remember loved ones and friends during the annual Special Olympics Memory Tree ceremony. Above, musician Dan Garnett sings Little Drummer Boy while playing the guitar as John McMartin, Mason Kelly, Tom Outland and Diana Rudelich listen.
Memory Tree ceremony honors fallen loved-ones
By Jeanette Johnson
WORLAND – Over 530 names were read during the Special Olympics Memory
Tree ceremony Thursday evening at the Worland Community Center Complex.
Special Olympics Director Yvonne Bryant and Mike St Clair took turns reading the names.
Many of the names were repeated several times. Some were mentioned once. They were familiar names to everyone, evoking memories of when they left their families and friends behind.
It was a part of Pastor Tim Trippel’s Message of Hope to the audience. The event held a special meaning for him, not just as the speaker but as the cycling coach for Special Olympics which he calls a joy and privilege.
Trippel has lived in Worland long enough to recognize many of the names and knew many of the people, he said.
“One thing I know, each name was read because they are someone who is missed and loved,” he said. “Sometimes it’s said as long as you remember a person and read the names to hold in memories, they remain alive in our hearts and are never gone.”
They can remember the laughter, enjoy a smile, keep them in their hearts, work through the pain, he said.
“Our love becomes a source of pain,” he said. “Each time we decide to love someone, we open ourselves to great suffering. They cause us the greatest joy in our lives and the greatest pain.”
He encouraged his listeners that God’s love doesn’t share the same limitations as humans. It’s okay to feel grief and pain but don’t despair in grief, he said.
Dan Garnett provided the music, accompanying himself on the guitar as he sang Little Drummer Boy and O Holy Night. At his invitation, the audience joined him in singing Silent Night at the conclusion of the event.
Afterward, people gathered in groups, greeting one another and sharing memories, enjoying the refreshments the organizers had on hand for them.
Kulze sentenced for possession, battery
WORLAND – During a sentencing hearing for Robert C. Kulze on charges of
use of a controlled substance, battery and breach of peace, the
defendant was ordered to enroll in an anger management counseling
program and to make sure the court knows it’s in effect.
“We want to know you are going and attending,” Circuit Court Judge Tom Harrington told Kulze during his appearance on Thursday, Dec. 12.
Harrington told Kulze and his court-appointed attorney Rich Hopkinson if Kulze would plead guilty, the 90-day jail sentence would be suspended. Kulze agreed to the conditions.
Six months supervised probation was imposed and he has to abide by all probation terms.
Facing fines upwards of $1,000, Kulze was told he could make monthly payments to the court.
Students link up with Peace Corps
By Jeanette Johnson
WORLAND – Students in German and Spanish classes participated in a Link
to Learn session with a Peace Corps volunteer who spent some time in
The hour-long internet presentation took place Thursday afternoon in the Little Theatre at Worland High School where 15 foreign language students were able to see and communicate with Ciara Johnson on a large screen.
During her interaction with the students, Johnson talked about how learning to speak French had made her choice to be in the program from 2008-2010 a wise decision. She displayed several photos she had taken.
Johnson spent the first few minutes giving an overview of the Peace Corps and how she got involved. During her time there, she was involved in a reforestation project and helped set up several camps, including leadership, drama, math and music, for the people to participate in.
Preserving food turned out to be one of the problems she encountered.
“There’s no refrigeration,” she said.
She learned to eat unfamiliar foods – such as hippopotamus and monkey, she said.
“Sometimes you’re better off not knowing what you’re eating,” she said.
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