Mar 7, 2012 The Associated Press

Air Guard faces funding cut

CHEYENNE (AP) -- A unit of the Wyoming Air National Guard is being targeted in national defense budget cuts.

Wyoming Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Luke Reiner says the U.S. Air Force is proposing to cut the Guard's 187th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron as part of an overall plan to cut 5,500 personnel nationwide. The proposed cuts are subject to congressional approval.

The Wyoming Guard unit has 87 members consisting of flight nurses, aeromedical evacuation technicians, communications operators and various medical service personnel.

Slaughterhouse plan criticized

MOUNTAIN GROVE, Mo. (AP) -- Emotions ran high Tuesday when a large crowd heard testimony for and against a Wyoming company's proposal to build a horse slaughtering and processing plant in southwest Missouri.

The Mountain Grove City Council meeting had to be moved to accommodate the large crowd and some speakers were booed, prompting Mayor Delbert Crewse to call for order and warn people they would be removed if they could not stay quiet, KY3-TV reported.

A Wyoming company, Unified Equine, LLC, is conducting a feasibility study on building the plant between Mountain Grove and Cabool, in the Twin Cities industrial park. The company has not yet sought a Missouri Department of Natural Resources permit for the plant that would produce meat for human consumption.

College chief says he'll go

POWELL (AP) -- Northwest College President Paul Prestwich says he plans to resign June 30, 2013, after his contract ends.

He didn't indicate his future plans in his announcement Monday that he would leave. Mark Westerhold of the college Board of Trustees says the resignation was unexpected.

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