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Sunday and Monday Events Dec. 20. 2014

December 20, 2014

Sunday • 1-5 p.m., Big Horn Mountain Polka Club Christmas dance, Elks Lodge, 45 W. Brundage St., $5 Monday • 6:30 p.m., book signing and reading with Sarah Suzor and Travis Cebula, the Sheridan Inn, 856 Broadway St.

Polka dance tomorrow

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will host a Christmas dance on Sunday. From 1-5 p.m. all members of the community are invited to dance to the music of Mountain Rose at the Elks Lodge. An entry fee of $5 will be charged. Club members are asked to bring a snack, and some Read More

Local Sports Briefs Dec. 20, 2014

SHS swim team drops two in Cody The Sheridan High School swim team competed against Lander, Powell and Cody in the Cody Quad Friday, losing to Powell (88-85) and Lander (112-67) but beating Cody (108-51). Oscar Patten won the 200 IM, finishing in 2:15.40, and Presley Felker came in first in the 100 Butterfly with a Read More

TR takes a loss to Big Piney 68-42

DAYTON — The Tongue River boys basketball team dug themselves an early hole and weren’t able to climb back out of it on their way to a 68-42 loss to Big Piney. The Eagles couldn’t get anything going offensively, as errant passes, out-of-control drives and short possessions led to easy transitions buckets for the Punchers. Read More

Special holiday hours at libraries

December 19, 2014

SHERIDAN — The public library system of Sheridan County has announced special holiday hours. All county libraries will be closed on Dec. 24-25 in observance of Christmas and again on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1, 2015, in honor of the New Year’s holiday. For more information call Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library at 674-8585.

Dog and Cat Shelter to benefit from ‘Dining for a Cause’

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter will be the beneficiary of the next “Dining for a Cause” on Dec. 29 at Frackelton’s. Dine at Frackelton’s for lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or for dinner from 4-9 p.m. and 100 percent of the gross sales will be donated to the shelter. During Read More

Shahbazian, Sharp engaged to be married

SHERIDAN — Sherwin Shahbazian of Euless, Texas, and Candice Sharp of Sheridan are engaged to be married Jan. 30, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. Shahbazian is a graduate of Midwestern State University and is employed by Anderson Windows. He is the son of Mohammad and Edna Shahbazian of Euless, Texas. Sharp is a graduate of Keller Read More

Polka club to host dance

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will host a Christmas dance on Sunday. From 1-5 p.m. all members of the community are invited to dance to the music of Mountain Rose at the Elks Lodge. An entry fee of $5 will be charged. Club members are asked to bring a snack, and some Read More

Dayton light winners announced

DAYTON — The winners of the 2014 Town of Dayton Christmas Lighting Contest have been announced. • First place, $50 prize: Ron and Margo Iames, 430 W. Third St. • Second place, $25 prize: Mike and Dorothy Price, 506 Main St. • Third place, $15 prize: Johann and Susie Nield, 17 Kleiber Drive • Honorable Read More

Tuba Christmas returns tomorrow

SHERIDAN — The 15th annual Tuba Christmas will be held Saturday at the Sheridan Wesleyan Church hall. All tuba, baritone and euphonium players are invited to attend. Registration will open at 9:15 a.m., and there is a $10 per musician registration fee. The registration fee is a donation to the Harvey Phillips Foundation, which helps Read More

Christmas Roll bike ride tomorrow

SHERIDAN — Bicycle riders of the community are invited to the Christmas Roll poker run on Saturday. Decorate your bike with lights for this night ride through town. Participants will meet at Sheridan Bicycle Company at 4:30 p.m. for snacks and beverages before rolling out. The poker run will make stops at the Mint Bar, Read More

Local Briefs Dec. 19, 2014

Suzor, Cebula reading and signing Monday   SHERIDAN — Poet, author and publisher Sarah Suzor and writer, publisher and poet Travis Cebula will be releasing their latest book, “After the Fox,” on Monday at the Sheridan Inn. Beginning at 6:30 p.m. the event will include readings by both authors and a book signing. Books will Read More

Reports Dec. 19, 2014

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Thursday • Activated alarm, 3000 block Coffeen Avenue, 8:54 p.m. • Accident, Intersection of Coffeen Avenue and Sugarland Drive, 9:18 p.m. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Thursday • No reports available at press time. SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Thursday • No admissions or dismissals reported. SHERIDAN POLICE DEPARTMENT Information in the police reports is taken from Read More

New leagues available at YMCA

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County YMCA is taking registrations for two upcoming leagues. Adult indoor soccer, for ages 14 and up, will take place on Sundays starting Jan. 4 and will run until March 1. Matches will be played at Sheridan Junior High School. The cost of the soccer league is $30 for members and Read More

Former Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow coming to Sheridan April 15

December 18, 2014

SHERIDAN — Tim Tebow is coming to town. K-Life staff announced today that the former Denver Broncos quarterback and Heisman trophy winner will be featured in a youth rally, a VIP meet and greet and a keynote presentation April 15 at the Sheridan High School gymnasium. Tickets for the event will go on sale Friday Read More

Christmas bird count Tues.

STORY — The Story-Big Horn Christmas Bird Count will be held Tuesday. Teams of volunteers will travel by foot or vehicle for an eight-hour period from dawn to late afternoon identifying and counting birds. Volunteers are needed and the event is open to all expertise levels. For additional information, contact Jean Daly at 674-9728.

Abbie Taylor Johnson to sign books Monday

SHERIDAN — A book signing for “That’s Life” by Abbie Taylor Johnson is set for Monday from 10 a.m. to noon at Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery. The book is a collection of poems that celebrates the normal and the ordinary. For additional information, contact the bookstore at 674-8080. Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery is Read More

Chamber accepting nominations for annual business awards

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce is currently seeking nominations for the organization’s annual business awards. Categories include business person of the year, business of the year, Spirit of Sheridan and Strength of Sheridan. Each nominee must be a Chamber member or employee of a Chamber member. To submit a nomination, send the Read More

Friday’s Events Dec. 18, 2014

• 1:30 p.m., Big Horn Woman’s Club meeting, Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse, 314 S. Second St., Big Horn • 6:30 p.m., Easter Seals Christmas program, Bethesda Worship Center, old Woodland Park School building, 5135 Coffeen Ave. • 7 p.m., holiday open house, Story Branch Library, 20 N. Piney Road, Story

Local Briefs Dec. 18, 2014

Big Horn Woman’s Club to meet Friday BIG HORN — The Big Horn Woman’s Club will meet Friday beginning at 1:30 p.m. The December meeting will include a Christmas party and cookie exchange. Those planning to attend are asked to bring one or two dozen cookies to share and a food donation for local food Read More

Correction Dec. 18, 2014

In Tuesday’s edition of The Sheridan Press, the story “Sheridan On Skates counts on community support,” wrongly stated the organization’s web address. The address for more information or to make a contribution is The Press regrets this error.

Reports Dec. 18, 2014

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Wednesday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 500 block East Eighth Street, 8:55 a.m. • RMA assist, 700 block Long Drive, 12:07 p.m. • RMA assist, 800 block Avoca Avenue, 11:27 p.m. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Wednesday • Medical, 1800 block Fort Road, 8:10 a.m. • Medical, 500 block East Eighth Street, 8:36 a.m. • Read More

Wyoming Dept. of Education releases new report, ‘Growth and Achievement’

December 17, 2014

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Department of Education has announced a new report available to the public. The new report, called Growth and Achievement, was developed by the Assessment and Data teams at the WDE. It employs data visualization techniques to present information graphically. “These reports are very useful for districts, schools and teacher teams to Read More

Annual Fetterman Battlefield tour set for Sunday

BANNER —  A tour will be held in remembrance of the 148th anniversary of the Fetterman Fight on Sunday, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site. The tour will be guided, in costume, by Bob Wilson of Kearny’s Frontier Regulars and will include an introduction at the Fort Phil Kearny Read More

Holy Name to host holiday concert

SHERIDAN — Holy Name Catholic Church will host an evening of prayerful songs in preparation for the Christmas season Saturday from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Holy Name Catholic School alumna Morgan Parker will perform at the event. The evening is free and open to the public, but donations will be appreciated to support Parker as she travels Read More

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