May 28, 2014 By M L Vanessa Vogel
Funeral services for Thomas Carpenter, 81 year old Buffalo man who passed away Monday at his residence, will be held Friday, May 30th at 10:00 a.m. from the Harness Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Doug Wasinger officiating. Friends may donate in his memory to the charity of their choice in care of the Harness Funeral Home, 351 North Adams Avenue Buffalo, Wyoming 82834. Thomas Carpenter was born on March 18, 1933, in Washington D.C., and was adopted in infancy to Geraldine and Leonard Carpenter. He grew up and received his education in Hotchkiss, Connecticut, and then went on to attend Yale University. Tommy resided for more than 40 years in Buffalo, Wyoming with homes in Wayzata, Minnesota, and Punta Gorda, Florida. Throughout his adult life, Tommy carried on the family tradition of philanthropy.
Do we eat genetically modified (GE) foods? The quick answer is: almost certainly. Remember that the vast majority of US corn and soy come from GE seed, and that these crops are generally used as feed for cattle, hogs and poultry, or otherwise used in the many processed foods found in grocery store aisles. Alfalfa is the fourth largest crop grown in the US and is most commonly used to feed dairy cows and beef cattle. So, if you drink milk, eat beef, enjoy the occasional slice of bacon with your breakfast, order chicken in your Caesar salad or ever indulge in processed foods, cereals and desserts with ingredients like high fructose corn syrup and soy lecithin, THEN GE crops are most certainly a part of your food chain. How’s that make you feel? What’s worse, you can’t be sure when you eat them or in what form, because there is no requirement to label foods with GE ingredients.
Bears are typically the endangered or threatened species people most closely associate with the wide open spaces of Wyoming, including the state’s national parks. But Wyoming’s open spaces are teeming with a diverse array of plants and animals that you may never have seen, or even heard of.
Through the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) older Americans like 80-year-old Rema Anderson of Buffalo are placed in community service assignments to update job skills while making a difference in their community. In many assignments, participants have the opportunity to help others stay safe and healthy, as well as making important contributions in a variety of other ways. As an archivist at Jim Gatchell Museum, Anderson scans and stores important information about museum exhibits. While she learns valuable skills, Jim Gatchell Museum benefits from an expanded workforce that helps meet the increasing need for its services. “Older Americans Month is the perfect time to remind “Longmire’s hometown” that Experience Works is an important community resource for older individuals and their communities,” says Val Jewell, Employment and Training Coordinator for Experience Works.
Buffalo, WYO — The Cowboy Carousel Center in Buffalo’s Historic District will be offering summer classes in May and June of 2014 this year. The theme for the summer is fun learning, says Kimberly Boone, Director of the Community Based Learning Program at the CCC. There is something for everyone, Boone says, and she is very happy […]
Coming this weekend is Habitat for Humanity of Johnson County’s HUGE 2014 Garage Sale! Three warehouses of great stuff to reuse and repurpose. Early bird gets the worm so get in early on Thursday for a little bit extra and support a great cause!