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Ranchland Farm News (Newspaper) - June 24, 1976, Colorado Springs, Colorado Pikes Peak regional Library dist Box 1579 g Colorado co 80301 history serving the pikes Peak Plains Region since 19q1 thursday june 24 1976 Accident near Matheson claims woman life an Early morning Acci Dent 12 Miles West of Limon claimed the life of Mona of new she was taken to Hugo Hospital and later trans feed to Colorado general where she passed away at on june she was a passenger in a car driven by her Loyd of Mani Tou he received a Large Cut on his head and cuts and bruises on his he was also taken to Hugo along with another Jennie who received lacerations of her a Cut broken ribs and other cuts and the Driver of the other car involved in the Fern Mathe received a broken right leg and broken right she was also taken to Hugo patrol officer Michael Jeffries investigated the Acci he stated the Watson vehicle was East bound in the right Lane on striking the rear of the Lough which was also East knocking it off of the Road into the right Ellicott july 4th picnic fireworks the Ellicott july 4th along with is the affair is open to the the fun starts at 5 in the evening at the Park with games and prizes for children and adults will Complete in various games and sports following the there will be a potluck bring a Basket dinner for the potluck and place settings for your please bring homemade ice Cream for a refreshing social break before the fireworks please con tact Joyce with your Progress report on the following the the Ellicott Volunteer fire department will have a spectacular fire Joyce real estate auction a 958 acre improved ranch will sell at auction wed july the ranch induces 120 cultivated acres with the balance in grass and the ranch is located Southeast of see and in future Issue of ranch land farm news for Itie largest weekly in All of Elbert county an East Al 76 Issue 18 1 animal bubonic plague spreading a Winter wheat variety test Field Day is to be held june at at the wheat test located on the Wes Maranville farm South of the purpose of the test plot is to study different Winter wheat varieties in this anyone interested is invited to con tact Extension agent Rick Gordon for fur ther june27july4th Cowboy Camp starts june 30 the annual Cowboy Camp meetings held each year near Kiowa will begin june 30 and continue through july the Cowboy Camp meet ing grounds Are 15 Miles East of Kiowa on Hiway then Miles North or from 9 Miles North to Hiway then West on 86 for 9 Miles and Miles the meet Ings Are interdenominational Ana Are funded by donations by those among the highlight Fea Tures of the meetings is the free Chuck Wagon meals served three times a everyone from near and far is invited to attend the services and enjoy the you May bring your and spend the its a Good idea also towing your raincoats and it usually most traffic crashes could be avoided if Drivers obeyed All traffic according to the state this fourth of july drive within the Law and the limits of you own Freedom week an outbreak of bubonic plague has occurred this Spring in a Prairie dog Colony on the Comanche National grasslands in Baca and the Colorado health department with the Center for disease control in fort col Lins have stepped up their statewide surveillance of this disease with its centuries old bad there is cause for in creased vigilance against but no cause for a the disease in human beings is treatable if recognized the facts about this animal Oman technical term is Are for several decades scientists have observed an increase of plague among usually throughout the animals Likely to be infected include Prairie ground Rock and also Coy skunks and other predators which live on the smaller rodent and rodent like the danger is not the animals but the fleas which live on the parasitic fleas carry the plague pests animal to animal or from animal to in 1974 and 1975 there was a disturbing increase in human plague in the Wes Tern United Twenty confirmed cases were re including that of an elderly woman in who came in con tact with an infected the 7 9yearold Wetmore woman prior to her Colo Rado has been free of human but not the animal since in that year a six Earold Denver girl developed plague after handling a dead she not so with a twelve Earold Elbert county boy who brought Home a dead Prairie dog the previous there were two cases of human plague in Colorado during 19 the second in a sixty Earold Rangely Oil Field rigger who recovered but was left with permanent brain bubonic plague is an ancient disease with a deserved evil in the 13th and 14th centuries it swept through claiming hundreds of thousands of lives and earning the name of the Black passages in the Bible refer to and it ravaged the byzantine Empire about 542 and Prus Sia in there were ser ious outbreaks with Many deaths in san Francisco in 1900 and in Seattle in 190 in new Orleans in 1914 and and in los Angeles in the common rat and its fleas were blamed for these but in 1908 the disease was identified in ground squirrels near continued on Page 3 All types of tractors Are coming to the big pull at Calhan the fourth of the Calhan Volunteer fire department is still taking donations for the fire works display on saturday Contact Milt Mathis at Farmers state Bank of Calhan for your there will be a Public dance following the fireworks display and everyone is

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