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8 I The Lovell Chronicle I February 22, 2018 4 - MOU RED / )i i~ ~-i~ ~ ' D, D PECK Mount Red Apple? Thanks to parking lot clearing for customers, a huge mound of snow was found at the southvvest corner of the Red Apple: Supermarket parking lot Tuesday as the temperature reached a toasty 0 degrees as seen on the electronic Store :sign behind the mound of snow. BRUCELLOSIS MEETiNGWELL ATTENDED con nued from page one BY NATHAN OSTER Human slavery, what can be done to protect chil- dren and how to recognize and help a victim of traf- ficking will be the subject of a seminar Monday, Feb. 26, at 6:30 p.m. at the South Big Horn Senior Center in Grey- bull. The public is invited. Karen Fettig, who orga- nized the seminar, said Dep- uty Nathan Kreider of the Big Horn County Sheriffs Office will give a presenta- tion on human slavery and that a Wyoming girl who was trafficked by ner own family will be there to share her story with attendees. Fettig said she teach- es seminars on protecting children from child molest- ers and that human traf- Blackburn, asking if he'd be willing to support anoth- er seminar. Kreider, who is among the deputies who re- cently received training in the problem of human traf- ticking, will be presenting Monday night. "We are on a main north/south corridor from Billings south, and on main east/west corridors from Worland and Shell to the east, so this is a prime place for human trafficking to oc- cur7 she said, noting that many victims are moved through this area. The girl who will be sharing her story in Grey- bull spoke at a presenta- tion last year in Cheyenne. Fettig was among those in attendance. ticking is a topic that alligns "We in Wyoming, we 'l ' perfectly with her ministry tend to think, t cant hap- ) r " because kids who are mo-pen here, but he story will lested are more apt to be show that it can, and did in trafficked, one of our small towns:' said "People don't know Fettig. much about the problem, Fettig said many of vic- but through my own min tim s of human trafficking istry, I'm trying to bring are either runaways or pea- awareness7 she said, add- pie who are tricked into ing that seminars have been leavinag their homes by of- done in the past in both fers of fame or riches. The Worland and Greybull. problem has grown even She said she recent- vorse, she said, due to the ly approached Sheriff Ken popularity of social media. animals with infected abort- dent for ranchers to screen especially should take ad- basis. He noted that there is with the aborted fetus, flu- imal tests positive, a DNA ed fetuses, placentas, bodi- any abortions that occur in vantage of the opportunity, a grant available to pay for ids or reproductive organs, test is conducted to deter- ly fluids or milk and inges- their herds and to take oth- Logan said many pro- many of those services. He said there has been only mine the origin of the dis- ' tion of the bacteria during er precautions to protect cedures for the prevention Dr. Brandl Schmaker,one transmission to a hunt- ease using "CSI" type of this time. their herds. " of transmission are volun- an epidemiologist for the er that he is aware of, cau- technology. Though spillover trans- "The quicker you findtary in areas that are not state, discussed how diag- tioning ranchers to be veryWinslow said the "tar- missions from elk to live- out you have the disease in designated for surveillance, nostic testing is conduct- careful about exposure get" approach keeps an eye stock have occurred in your herd and address it, Current DSA areas include ed at the state lab, which he from handling, aerosol ex- on high risk areas, without some areas, Logan and oth- the betterS' he said, noting Park, Teton and Sublettesaid tests between 45,000 posure or tl e splatter of imposing costly require- er speakers from the bru- that brucellosis is 0nly one counties. He reiterated that and 70,000 samples a year. fluids, since the disease is ments on ranchers Who cellosis team assured lo- of many causes when cattle Big Horn County is not aSchumaker said most of particularly virulent and have herds that are not at cal ranchers attending the miscarry their calves. DSA area and that ranch-the tests are conducted on very hard to get rid of once risk. '- meeting that there has not Logan added that any ers should do all they can blood samples, which only contracted. Dr. Logan added, "We been a documented case of late term abortions should to prevent it from becom- shows an exposure to the Dr. Thach Winslow, know we have nine ro- transmission to cattle from be of special interest, since ingone, since DSA areas are disease, noting that the lab D.V.M an assistant veteri- positives in wild, elk 'hd Big Horn County that share typically a brucellosis subject to a lot of regulation, needs tissue Samples from narian with the state's live- we know we don t have it the same grazing areas with caused abortion occurs late Some of those preventative the animal in order to verify stock board, showed mapsin cattle. Since we don't yet elk in the Big Horn Moun- term. measures include frequent the disease is present. ' of exposed elk movement know how widespread it is tains in the summer months. He noted that risk as- testing of herds, vaccinating He said though the :dis- within hunting areas 39-41 in elk, we need to continu- In spite of the low sessments are available cattle and making use of the ease is transmittable to hu- and back and forth across ally monitor the situation to chance of transmission, Lo- through the state and said state lab to test blood and mans, it is rare. Transmis- the Montana border. He make sure it doesn't spread gan said he thought it ranchers in high risk areas tissue samples on a regular sion would require contact noted that whenever an an- to cattle:' LEGISLATURE 2018: FLITNER continued from page one the idea of adding a com- puter science component to the educational basket of goods. The big question, she said, is how to make it equi- table and how to fund it. While the budget bill is front and center in the House, Flitner said she's been paying close attention to renewed talk of privat- izing the Wyoming Retire- ment Center in Basin and the Wyoming Pioneer Home bill, as it currently stands, funds the two facilities for one year but that an amend- ment has been floated to ; add a second year of fund- ing. It's too soon to tell what direction talks will take in the coming days, she said. "We're fighting very ,hard to keep that facility for the community of Basin:' she said. As for the rest of this week, Flitner said, "Our for in Thermopolis cus is going to be the bud- ,We!re all'trying t0 do get, looking closely at each what we can to help7 she department, what the gov- said, referring to herself and : RER JAMIE FLITNER emor s recommendations other lawmakers with con I get the sense the WRC are and what the appropria- stituents in the Big Horn alongwith the Pioneer Home tions recommendations are" Basin: no longer fit with Where the Lawmakers are ulti- "What's driving it is the state wants to be. I don't get mately required to reach an fact that the Appropria- the sense that (lawmakers) agreement for a balanced tions Committee is tasked want to be in nursing home budget. with finding money, and be- facilities, that they feel like "I don't foresee a lot of cause of our, budget situa- they are in competition with angst" in getting there, she tion, they're lifting up every private businesses, and that said. 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