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Student news, Aug. 4, 2014

• Jamie Jo Craft of Sheridan graduated with her master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of North Dakota.   • Sheridan resident Devin G. Escamilla graduated from the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy on July 17. Escamilla graduated from Sheridan High School in 2011 and was hired by the Sheridan Police Department. Escamilla also… Continue Reading

WWA to host Cloud Peak talk, hike

SHERIDAN — For the next event in a series of outings celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964 and the 30th anniversary of the Wyoming Wilderness Act of 1984, the Wyoming Wilderness Association will host a workshop and campout in the Cloud Peak Wilderness. On Friday, hikers will gather and camp at… Continue Reading

Foundation formed to manage Coffeen history

Foundation formed to manage Coffeen history

SHERIDAN — When you hear the names Whitney, Kendrick or Eaton, you likely make immediate connections to a person, a place, a legacy, an historical reference or a combination of all those things. When you hear Coffeen do you think of a street, or the family behind the name? A recently formed foundation called CHIEF… Continue Reading

3 Town Council members vie for Dayton mayor

DAYTON — Three candidates, all current members of Dayton Town Council, have stepped into the race to fill the big, soon-to-be-vacant shoes of Mayor Bob Wood, who is retiring his position after 25 years at the helm. That quarter-century has included large undertakings like paving most of the streets in town, creating a fire and… Continue Reading

Senior Center holding garage sale Aug. 8-9

SHERIDAN— The Sheridan Senior Center is having a garage sale Friday, Aug. 8 and Saturday, Aug. 9. They are currently accepting donations for it. On Friday the garage sale will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Saturday the garage sale will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you’d like to donate,… Continue Reading

My first car

My first car was a 1931 Model A Ford pickup. I was working at the Colloid Bentonite Plant and needed transportation to the work place. I paid $100 to the M and M Service Station for the Model A pickup.  The year was 1947, the first year a driver’s license was required to operate a… Continue Reading

Wyoming Watercolor Society to host awards ceremony, reception

SHERIDAN— The Wyoming Watercolor Society will have an awards ceremony and artists’ reception Thursday. They are hosting the 29th annual National Watercolor Exhibition again this year at the Sagebrush Community Art Center. The reception starts at 5 p.m., and refreshments will be provided. Sagebrush Community Art Center is located at 201 E. Fifth St. For… Continue Reading

Kindergarten screening opportunities still available

SHERIDAN — As the educational climate of the United States continually evolves to keep up with a progressively challenging world marketplace, benchmarks in learning are pushed higher and more is expected out of youth at every grade level. Though much focus has been put on the testing systems or minimum standards older children are subjected… Continue Reading

Candidates for Dayton mayor, town council discuss growth

DAYTON — Thursday’s candidate forum in Dayton allowed four council and three mayoral candidates to reveal their reasons for running and their plans for office, but the question and answer session also revealed the concerns of residents who want to keep Dayton’s small town charm while fighting off the sleepy stupor that can settle on… Continue Reading

2014 FAB Women’s Conference tickets on sale Monday

SHERIDAN — Tickets for the second annual FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference will go on sale Monday on The Sheridan Press website. This year’s event will take place Sept. 26-27 at Sheridan College. On the evening of Sept. 26, the FAB Woman of the Year banquet will recognize nominees for this year’s top honor.… Continue Reading

Self-defense presentation for women set for Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a presentation Tuesday on self-defense for older women beginning at 5:30 p.m. The presentation is offered free to community members of all ages through the Senior Center’s “When I’m 64 or more” Life Planning Lecture series. There is no advance sign-up required. Presenter Francine Russell of Empower… Continue Reading

County museum offering ‘Tidbit Tuesday’ Aug. 5

SHERIDAN — The next offering of the “Tidbit Tuesday” educational program at the Sheridan County Museum will be held on Tuesday. The program gives children and their families an opportunity to explore history together from 10 a.m. to noon every other Tuesday throughout the summer. The events are free and open to all, but space… Continue Reading

Hospital to host blood drive Thursday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital will have a blood drive Thursday. There is a critical need for O negative and O positive blood types. The drive will be held from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in conference room B at Sheridan Memorial Hospital, 1401 W. Fifth St. Appointments are strongly recommended, but walk-ins are welcome.… Continue Reading

Barre Body focus of ‘Flavor of the Week’

SHERIDAN — In celebration of its fourth anniversary, the Kula Space will host “Flavor of the Week,” a weekly free class on Thursdays this summer at 5:30 p.m. Some of the free classes will request optional donations to support a local cause and suggestions of local causes to support are welcome. This week’s class will be… Continue Reading

SCSD2 kindergarten screenings now open

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 is holding a second opportunity for kindergarten screening. All kindergarten parents are urged to have their child attend this screening if they did not do so in April. Appointments can be made by calling 674-7405, extension 5105 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. no later… Continue Reading

Doug Andrews to perform at next farmers market

SHERIDAN — The next Sheridan Farmers Market will be held Thursday on Grinnell Plaza. From 5-7 p.m. vendors will sell produce, arts and crafts and more as live music, children’s activities, demonstrations and nonprofit booths are hosted. This week’s activities include a watermelon eating contest, homemade pie contest, rooster crowing contest, a market basket raffle… Continue Reading

School, college board filing opens Aug. 6

SHERIDAN — Primary elections are underway and everywhere you look colorful signs and ads prominently displaying last names are popping up. Next week, a new batch of hopefuls will join the race. The filing period to run in the general elections for all school and college boards opens Aug. 6 and Sheridan County will likely… Continue Reading

SMH hires 2 physicians, notes hospital still without debt

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital Chief of Staff Dr. Sara Smith announced at Wednesday’s board meeting that the hospital has hired two new physicians. Dr. Elizabeth Brown is an OB/GYN who came to Sheridan from Thermopolis. She completed her medical training through the WWAMI Regional Medical Education program, which enables students from Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana… Continue Reading

Dayton OKs plans for new farmers market

DAYTON — If all goes as planned, Dayton residents Brad and Wanda Johnston will establish a new farmers market on Main Street just north of the Mountain Inn Bar. The Johnstons received a vote of approval from the Dayton Planning Committee on Wednesday to divide their property into two parcels to accommodate the market. The… Continue Reading

Jaycees seek to raise funds to prevent malaria

SHERIDAN— Help the Sheridan Jaycees raise funds to prevent malaria in Africa. On Thursday, Aug. 7, there will be a family fun event at Kendrick Park starting at 6 p.m. There will be live entertainment from the Boot Hill band, dance lessons, silent auction, food vendors and adult beverages. This is a fundraiser for Nothing… Continue Reading

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