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New Faces Oct. 1, 2014

Amelia Everly Verheeck Amelia Everly Verheeck was born July 11, 2014, at the Newton Medical Center in Newton, New Jersey. She weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces. She was welcomed by parents Mike Verheeck and Jadrian Rawlings-Verheeck of Newton, New Jersey. Her grandparents Keith and Sharol Verheeck of New Haven, New York, Bill Rawlings, and Mike… Continue Reading

Fiber Arts show to be on display at library through October

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Fiber Arts Guild will hold their annual show at Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library Friday through Oct. 30 on the mezzanine. The show features a variety of fiber arts mediums including quilting, felting, embroidery, cross stitch and knitting from local fiber artists. A public artist reception will be held Thursday from… Continue Reading

Thursday Events Oct. 1, 2014

• 5-7 p.m. Fiber Arts Guild artist reception, Sheridan County Library, 335 W. Alger St. • 5:30-8 p.m. Shopapalooza, Best Western Sheridan Center, $15, 612 N. Main St. • 6 p.m. Wyoming Archaeological Society meeting, Holiday Inn, 1809 Sugarland Dr. • 7 p.m. “Vampires, Warriors and Slave-makers: The Spectacular diversity and Ecological Roles of Ants”… Continue Reading

Local Briefs Oct. 1, 2014

Art Reception in Ucross for Tawni Shuler Saturday UCROSS — The artwork of Sheridan College art instructor Tawni Shuler will be on display this fall at the Ucross Foundation Art Gallery. The opening reception will be held Saturday from 3-5 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Ucross Foundation… Continue Reading

Drug Take Back Day a success in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention announced Tuesday that local law enforcement officers collected 20.5 pounds of prescription and over-the-counter medications at the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday. The amount collected represents the weight of the medications only and not packaging. It is equivalent to approximately 46,500 Ibuprofen 200 mg… Continue Reading

Court rules in 8-year Zowada, Mullinax feud

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Sheridan County commissioners last week in an attempt to settle a dispute that has been ongoing between Merlin and Lori Zowada and Mullinax Concrete Service Company for approximately eight years. The dispute began over the Zowadas’ access to landlocked property they own. In 2006,… Continue Reading

Mask making: Tradition one well-established in human history

SHERIDAN — Humans have used masks since the beginning of recorded history. Throughout time they have carried thousands of different meanings, have been made from an innumerable amount of substances and have change from culture-to-culture and from year-to-year. According to historians, in the early stone ages, hunting masks made of stone helped men covertly stalk their… Continue Reading

Next ‘Jentel Presents’ set for Oct. 7

Next ‘Jentel Presents’ set for Oct. 7

SHERIDAN — Jentel Artist Residency Program is pleased to present this month’s residents in an event open to the public. “Jentel Presents” will take place Oct. 7 from 5:30 -7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center, on the corner of Fifth and Broadway streets. “Jentel Presents” is a community outreach program that features visual… Continue Reading

Surfer to speak at K-Life rally Mon.

SHERIDAN — K-Life is holding a youth rally on Monday from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Sheridan Junior High School. The event will feature Bethany Hamilton. Hamilton is a pro-surfer whose life story was featured in the movie “Soul Surfer” and she is currently appearing on “The Amazing Race” and “Dolphin Tale 2.” This event is… Continue Reading

Hospice volunteer training to begin late October

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s Hospice of the Big Horns will have a volunteer training beginning in late October. The training will consist of four sessions to be held on Monday evenings. Volunteers have flexible hours and can participate in various ways: helping out in homes, in the hospice office or at various activities throughout… Continue Reading

Local Briefs Sept. 30, 2014

Archaeological Society Meeting set for Thursday at Holiday Inn SHERIDAN — The Sheridan-Johnson County chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Sheridan Holiday Inn, in the Le Gourmet room. Dinner will be ordered from the menu, however it is not necessary to order dinner to attend the free… Continue Reading

10 years of pumpkin picking

10 years of pumpkin picking

SHERIDAN — The Koltiska Pumpkin Patch is celebrating its 10th anniversary of trucking families out to the fields to handpick their favorite pumpkin. For Gary and Vicki Koltiska the journey began long before that, and used to involve a lot more manual labor. Vicki Koltiska said it all started 18 years ago when her husband… Continue Reading

Group seeking candidates for Mrs. Sheridan pageant

SHERIDAN — Sheree Lynch, executive state director for the Mrs. Wyoming Pageant, said the pageant is seeking applicants for the title of Mrs. Sheridan.  Once selected, the woman will advance to represent her community in the 2015 Mrs. Wyoming Pageant to be held on May 30 at Central Auditorium in Cheyenne. Local titleholders will compete… Continue Reading

Girl Scouts to present at Akcita Win

SHERIDAN — Akcita Win will hold its next fall meeting Oct. 7 at 6 p.m. They will meet at Designing Dinners and will order from the menu. The program will feature Cadet Girl Scout Troop #1333. The girls will discuss an urban outing they created called an “Urban Camp,” which was held specifically for a… Continue Reading

After hours, brown bag seminars to begin next week

SHERIDAN — Throughout the months of October, November and December, Lynn Gordon will be hold free seminars at the Downtown Sheridan Association on Coffeen Avenue and Main Street. The first one will focus on anxiety and will be held Oct. 7 at 5:30 p.m. There will be a repeat of the seminar on Wednesday at… Continue Reading

State archaeologist to discuss recent field work

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan-Johnson County chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Sheridan Holiday Inn, in the Le Gourmet room. Dinner will be ordered from the menu, however it is not necessary to order dinner to attend the free program. Following dinner, Wyoming State Archaeologist Greg Pierce will… Continue Reading

SJHS teams five points away from perfect weekend

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Junior High School football teams were just five points away from another perfect weekend. After the seventh-graders took two wins in Powell, the eighth-grade Blue team followed suit with a 32-0 victory at home against Powell. Unfortunately, the eighth-grade Gold team fell just short, losing 12-8. Ryan Sessions got things started… Continue Reading

Lacunza arrested in connection with Friday chase, crash

Lacunza arrested in connection with Friday chase, crash

SHERIDAN — A 27-year-old Sheridan man has been arrested for stealing a vehicle and attempting to evade law enforcement officers. Micah Lacunza was arrested Friday and is expected to appear in Sheridan County Circuit Court this afternoon. At approximately 3 p.m. Friday, Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a crash on Acme Road, just… Continue Reading

Absentee voting now open through Nov. 3

SHERIDAN — Absentee voting is now open for the general election and will continue through Nov. 3. Ballots can be completed at the Sheridan County Courthouse, located at 224 S. Main St. Absentee ballots can also be received and returned by mail. Call the County Clerk at 674-2515 or stop by the courthouse to submit… Continue Reading

Local Briefs Sept. 27, 2014

‘Pints for Prostate’ Tuesday at Blacktooth Brewing SHERIDAN — The Ken Mellinger Memorial Foundation is hosting a “Pints for Prostate” event at the Blacktooth Brewing Company on Tuesday from 5-9 p.m. There will be door prizes, a 50/50 raffle and live music by the Alphorns, Josh and Amber Hanson, Mick Johnson and Mitch Craft. The… Continue Reading

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