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Ranchland Farm News (Newspaper) - February 23, 2015, Colorado Springs, Colorado Ppd special collections wow state wrestling results see Page 23 a it Edison history buffs see Page 5, 11 500 per copy volume no. 107 Issue no. 6 a a a a a a by Airn Ai. A 7&. A a Hove ring the fifes Peak Plains Region since 1901 uses 455-020 Assn 0745 4279 thursday february 23, 2006 email phone 719-541-2288 fax 719-541-2289 smile of the week Durham Clark Edison news briefs Benefit for Carl Snell there will be a Benefit for medical expenses for Carl Snell at curleys place starting at noon on sunday feb. 26. There will be a Spaghetti lunch bake Sale auction and Karaoke. Donations for auction will be accepted up until Sale time. For More information Call curleys place at 347-2517. Elbert county building closure the Elbert county building department will be closed the week of March 6-10. There will be no inspections no phones answered and no plans submitted. For questions Call 303 621-3172 before March 6. Meet the candidate night Susette from the Elizabeth Chambers of Commerce will be hosting a meet the candidate night at Elizabeth High school from 7-9 p.m., tuesday feb. 21. All the candidates that Are running for the sheriffs office will be there and the Public will have an open forum to talk to them about Elbert county issues. Index blast from the past 19 classifieds 34-37 Community scope 2 editorials 2 student of the week 18 letters to the editor 2,4 Little bits 17 obituaries 13 Public notices 30-33 school menus 20 school news 20 service directory 38-39 sports 23-29 correspondents in uniform 5 Good Sam 14 Edison 11 Hanover a a Ellicott 158 Yoder a a Rush 21 Ramah a a local students survive crash with Semi by Jenni Renzelman two Calhan teenagers Are recovering after icy Road conditions contributed to a car Accident involving the Honda civic they were Riding in and a semitrailer on the morning of feb. 16. The 2003 Honda civic was driven by Lauren Hough 17-year-old female and Hayden Hough 15-year-old brother was in the passenger seat. The two were headed eastbound on Hwy. 24 toward Calhan school when the Driver lost control of the vehicle and crossed into the westbound Lane colliding with a 2001 Semi trailer headed westbound. State patrol reports estimate that the Honda civic was travelling 65 mph in a 50 mph zone. After Impact the Honda civic spun across the Lane and then off the Road coming to rest in a ditch facing South. The passenger was ejected from the vehicle despite the fact that both teens had their safety belts fastened. The Driver was extricated from the vehicle by emergency responders and both were transported to the Hospital with moderate injuries according to the state patrol Accident report. The Driver of the semitrailer who was transporting a Load from Boise Idaho was also wearing his Seatbelt and walked away with no injuries Falcon fire District approves ballot initiatives other than heavy damage to his Semi corp. Richard Motzkus with the state patrol said tuesday that the Driver of the Honda civic will be charged with careless driving causing injury. By John Hill the Board of directors of the Falcon fire Protection District feb. 15 approved two ballot measures to raise Revenue for fire and emergency medical improvements and facilities. Directors unanimously approved placing on the May 2 ballot a Resolution to raise the Mill Levy by 2.038 Mills to generate $7,500,000 for capital improvements operations and maintenance and a Bond question. The Resolution will create a general obligation indebtedness in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $7,500,000 to finance the project. The Resolution designated Board member Alex Donnell As the designated election official. The Bond question declares a repayment Cost of $14,000,000 w Ith District taxes increased $750,000 annually. Attorney Dino Ross said the Mill Levy increase will raise $453,000 annually. The Cap on the interest rate is 6.25 percent he said. Chief Trent Harwig said the measures do not raise Revenue to pay salaries to volunteers and that the department will continue to be a mix of paid staff and volunteers. A we Are not converting to a paid staff a he said. Harwig said the measures will raise residents tax obligation $45 per year per $100,000 value or $90 per year for a $200,000 House. Harwig said he advocates amendments to update the International fire code. The amendments will update items in a Section from the 2003 code he said. Please see ballot Page 10 seeing double at Miami Yoder by Jenni Renzelman numbers collected by the National Center for health statistics estimate that there Are about 125 million people in the world that have a twin. In 2002, a total of 125,134 twins were bom in the United states. While those numbers May or May not Surprise some the number of twins currently enrolled at Miami Yoder school should of the 380 students in kindergarten through twelfth Grade 18 of them Are twins. That a nine sets of twins in one school. Additionally three of the staff members Are twins As Well not All of them Are identical twins but when asked almost All of the twins at Miami Yoder said that one of the Best parts about being a twin is the Bond and the Friendship that exists Between the two. A i am never lonely a said four year old preschooler Faith Culbertson. Faith s twin brother Patrick said that being a twin is Nice and added a i love my sister. I love to play with five year Olds Nicole and Caitlyn Mason both said they really like having a to in but that it is sometimes hard when they fight with each other. Their Mother Christy Mason also has a twin sister and said that when her doctor told her she was having twins she was sure he must be wrong because the occurrence of twins frequently skips a generation. The doctor however was right on and Christy a twin daughters came into the world six weeks before schedule both weighing in at about three pounds. While their premature arrivals required some special medical attention in the Neo Natal unit Christy said that her two girls Are now healthy and Happy. A their personalities Are totally different As they grow up they Are becoming individuals themselves but Are alike in Many ways she commented. A i feel very blessed to have my own twin in the schools kindergarten class Brandon and Jordon Veros both said that getting to share All the toys is a great part about having a twin but having to share All the toys is the hard part. The boys Mother Jodi Veros said that having twin babies was a Little Tough to adjust to at first. A it was very tiring. The most important thing i Learned was to keep them both on the exact same schedule otherwise you would never get anything else done a she explained. A it gets easier As they get older no doubt about moving up into the older grades Callie and Felisha Butts both said that they enjoy being a twin. A the Best thing about being a twin is that you always have someone there for you no matter what a said Callie. When the two were in third Grade Felisha said that they switched classes for the Day and had their teachers fooled until one of their friends gave it away. A it was so funny and it would have worked for the whole Day but someone switched on us a Felisha recalled. As juniors in High school. Nick and Jacob dial both agreed that having a twin is a Cool a and Means that they always have someone they can relate to and confide in. Though they Are fraternal not identical twins both say that they have been confused for the other at times which gets a Little frustrating. Sometimes Nick admitted it is also frustrating to always have to share a birthday please see double Page 8 Jenni Renzelman ranch and news pictured above from left Back Row Callie and Felisha Butts Jay and Nick dial Jessica and Brittany Rivera second Row Faith and Patrick Culbertson Brandon and Jordon Verso Nicole and Caitlyn Mason front Row tory Woofter Timothy Woofter not pictured Thomas and Matthew Calvin Debra and Norma Houghton and Mary Richert. A total of nine sets of twins Are currently enrolled at Miami Yoder schools while three of the school s staff members have twins As the largest paid circulation weekly in Elpaso and Elbert counties

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