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Column: Lighting fuses in Oklahoma

December 20, 2014

GEORGE F. WILL is a Pulitzer-prize winning newspaper columnist, author and television commentator for The Washington Post Writers Group. He has authored books on baseball, politics, and American culture. Scott Pruitt enjoyed owning a AAA baseball team here, but he is having as much fun as Oklahoma’s attorney general, and one of the Obama administration’s Read More

Letter: Trail End activity sparks holiday spirit

Trail End activity sparks holiday spirit Re: Largest turnout ever I would like to thank the Trail End Museum (Kendrick Mansion) for the wonderful Christmas Open House they put on every year for the community.  It is such a treat to go to the mansion and see the beautiful decorations, listen to all the great Read More

Column: How to fight the lone wolf, the new nightmare

Charles Krauthammer is an American Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist, political commentator, and physician. He is a contributing editor to the Weekly Standard, a weekly panelist on the PBS news program Inside Washington, and a nightly panelist on Fox News The lone wolf is the new national nightmare, dramatized and amplified this week by the hostage-taking Read More

Community Perspectives Column: We are all in this together, community support

Ryan Koltiska is the director of marketing and communications at the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce. I’m impressed, Sheridan. Truly. We can sit around all day long and talk about all the problems in Sheridan and all the things we wish would be, but then we would just be sitting, while all around us passionate, Read More

Health Watch Column: Coconut: A hard nutrition message to crack

Georgia Boley, MS, RD, LD, CSO  is the owner of Tailored Nutrition LLC. The nutrition message for coconut is a mixed bag and still somewhat unclear. It really depends on your individual nutrition goals and health issues. Hopefully this article will help you decide whether or not coconut is a good choice for you. What’s Read More

Agenda Dec. 20, 2014

Board of County Commissioners staff meeting 9 a.m. Monday Second floor commission library #216 Sheridan County Courthouse addition 224 S. Main St. • Call to order • Staff and elected reports • Adjourn

Column: Surviving a Wyoming winter

Scott Hininger is with the Sheridan County Extension office. The ability of a tree or shrub to survive in winter depends on the seasonal change in its metabolism to a dormant state known as acclimation. The first stages of acclimation are induced in early autumn by exposure to short days and non-freezing chilling temperatures, both Read More

A thinking person’s guide to home design

By Bill LaHay Universal Uclick Building or remodeling a home is a complex undertaking, involving thousands of decisions and details. Professionals get used to the process and develop the skills and experience to juggle all those disparate things, but a lot of homeowners get overwhelmed. They might have a sense of their favorite styles or Read More

Senior Center Happenings Dec. 20, 2014

• The Senior Center hours on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24 and New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31 are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Center will be serving lunch during its regular hours, 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on those days. • The Senior Center hours on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day are 8 a.m. Read More

Ship the gravy but fly the pie!

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center Airline travelers know all too well about going through security at the airports. Shoes and belts off for security screening, no liquids over 3.4 ounce in carry-on luggage, buy bottled drinks after you’ve cleared security, etc. … you know the drill. But this holiday season, you may be surprised Read More

Center Stage: Healthy Holiday Eating Tips

Who cares about healthy holiday eating? I mean aren’t the holidays supposed to be about making amazing traditional meals and indulging on treats? Doesn’t healthy holiday meals really mean, “Don’t enjoy the foods you love over the holidays?” I think these are questions we ask ourselves when it comes to thinking about eating ‘healthy’ through Read More

Oh, those family dynamics

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center One of the great aspects of the holidays is that it provides us opportunities to gather with our families. One of the not so great aspects of the holidays is gathering with those family members of whom we are not so fond. Experts remind us that family dynamics are Read More

Summit Award winner: Raien Emery

Academics for All is pleased to announce this week’s Summit Award winner, Sheridan High School (SHS) senior Raien Emery. High school provides the opportunity to explore a wide spectrum of interests, and this young lady’s participation and pursuits are a reflection of just that. Raien’s academic resume is flawless, but this is only a glimpse Read More

Column: Reflecting on a very special birth

December 19, 2014

By John Craft First Baptist Church I love nativity scenes.  Our family has three: one that my wife and I purchased for our first Christmas together, an ornate one that has a stable with a palm tree and detailed figures and a wooden set a friend made for our two sons when they were young Read More

Column: Marco Rubio’s fury over Cuba shift

DANA MILBANK is a political reporter for The Washington Post and has authored two books on national political campaigns and the national political parties. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, the Republican Party’s point man on Cuba, seemed to be struggling to contain his fury as he responded to President Obama’s move Wednesday to normalize relations Read More

Letter: Gollings art ‘historical,’ should stay with schools

Gollings art ‘historical,’ should stay with schools Re: Sheridan Press, Dec. 15 I was very disappointed when reading how Sheridan School District No. 2 school board is contemplating the sale of (William) Gollings paintings which I believe were given to the Sheridan public schools many years ago. I truly don’t know what our current school Read More

Letter: Citizen falls on ice; citizens come to rescue

Citizen falls on ice; citizens come to rescue I feel blessed to live in the community I do, where people are considerate and kind and see to their fellow man or woman in this case. Wednesday, I fell — hard! — on the ice, landing on my back, by the Sheridan post office. One woman Read More

Saturday Events Dec. 19, 2014

• 7-10 a.m., Shop with a Cop, Kmart, 2571 N. Main St. • 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Toys for Tots distribution day, Rising Sun Wellness Center, 151 W. Brundage St. • 9 a.m., Birding at The Brinton, The Brinton Museum, 239 Brinton Road, Big Horn • 9:15 a.m. registration, 9:30 a.m. rehearsal start, Tuba Read More

Correction Dec. 19, 2014

The book signing with Abbie Johnson Taylor at Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery reported in Thursday’s edition of The Sheridan Press is not occurring. The Press regrets this error.

2014 Foothills Classic Basketball Tourney

December 18, 2014

Big Horn Rams Junior Varsity* Friday, Dec. 19 BH girls vs. Wind River, 2:30 p.m. BH boys vs. Wind River, 4 p.m. Wright girls vs. Wyoming Indian, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20 BH girls vs. Wyoming Indian, 8:30 a.m. BH boys vs. Big Piney, 10 a.m. Wright boys vs. Wind River, 11:30 a.m. BH boys Read More

Column: The digital divide: coupon apps for the device-less

December 17, 2014

“Dear Jill, In regards to this new trend of having stores’ coupons on your phone: This is a very aggravating situation to me as I am sure it is to others. I don’t have access to a cell phone to do this with, so therefore I cannot take advantage of the coupons. I think this is Read More

Breakfast 101: cheesy bacon and egg casserole

By Susan Nicholson Universal Uclick CHEESY BACON AND EGG CASSEROLE Servings: makes 12 servings Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: less than an hour; standing time: 10 minutes INGREDIENTS 8 slices bacon 1 medium onion, chopped 1 (8-ounce) loaf Italian bread, cut into 1-inch cubes (5 cups), divided 2 cups shredded 50 percent reduced-fat cheddar Read More

Column:Talk about a wildfire

KATHLEEN PARKER is a syndicated columnist of The Washington Post, a regular guest on television shows like The Chris Mathews Show and The O’Reilly Factor, and is a member of the Buckley School’s faculty. She won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary. First there’s the spark, then the conflagration, followed by the litigation and Read More

Letter: Who’s paying for the fluoride push?

Re: Water changes coming The mayor’s decision to put fluoride in the water supply on Jan. 1 has not been democratically approved by the community of Sheridan and Sheridan County. Why haven’t city leaders considered the right to vote on this issue? The citizens of Sheridan County voted fluoride out of the water in 1953. Read More

Local Briefs Dec. 17, 2014

Easter Seals program Friday SHERIDAN — The Easter Seals will hold a Christmas program Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the Bethesda Worship Center. A reception will follow the program that will include caroling and instrumental performances. For additional information, contact Brandy at 672-2816 or Rob at 751-3466. The Bethesda Worship Center is located at the Read More






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