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Donations needed for prom for adults with disabilities

SHERIDAN — A dance for adults with special needs is in the works for Dec. 11 and organizer Stephanie Vela is asking for donations. The dance will be a winter-themed ball for the clients of three local organizations: Eagle Ridge, Easter Seals and Rehabilitation Enterprises of North Eastern Wyoming. Vela is asking for Sheridan area… Continue Reading

Halloween costumes fun for all ages

Halloween costumes fun for all ages

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — Teddy Araas recalls fondly many Halloweens where she and her siblings would dress up and travel from door-to-door with their father trick-or-treating. Halloween was not only an evening, but also an event to look forward to for the entire Araas family. While father Fred escorted the children,… Continue Reading

Agendas — Oct. 31, 2015

Ranchester Town Council 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Ranchester Town Hall • Pledge of Allegiance • Call to order and roll call • Approve and sign minutes • Approval of agenda • Public hearing — transer of liquor license ownership • Old business A. Computer upgrade • Mayor’s report • Report on projects • New business •… Continue Reading

Don McLean, Judy Collins to perform at WYO

SHERIDAN — Don McLean and Judy Collins will perform at the WYO Theater on Saturday. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets to the event are $50 per person and available through the WYO Theater box office, at 672-9084 and online at For more information on the performers, see or The… Continue Reading

Book signing planned for Sam Western’s ‘Canyons’

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery will host a book signing for Sam Western’s new book Friday from 6-7:30 p.m. The launch party and book signing will feature Western’s new novel, “Canyons.” According to a press release, Western spent 14 years on the novel, much of which takes place in the Bighorn Mountains and… Continue Reading

Performances of ‘Standing By’ to begin Thursday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Civic Theatre Guild will perform Norman Barasch’s romantic comedy “Standing By” beginning Thursday. The play is directed by Anne Quick and stars Patrick Suchor and Melissa Brackley. The story follows a television writer who is delighted to sit next to a flutist on a flight from Los Angeles to New York.… Continue Reading

Community action forum on dementia set for Wed.

SHERIDAN — A community action forum regarding local efforts to create dementia-friendly communities will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. The event will take place at the Sheridan County YMCA. It is a culmination of five weeks of community study circles on creating dementia-friendly communities. The kickoff meeting was held in September. The event Wednesday… Continue Reading

Bowens to celebrate 40th anniversary

Bowens to celebrate 40th anniversary

SHERIDAN — Ken and Eadie Bowen will celebrate 40 years of marriage on Sunday. The Bowens were married Nov. 1, 1975, at First Christian Church in Sheridan. Ken Bowen served as a U.S. Navy mechanic, worked 18 years at Rent-It Center and is currently employed at Fed-Ex Ground. Eadie Bowen has loved and cared for… Continue Reading

State revenue continues slide, could decrease by 20 percent

SHERIDAN — Wyoming may see its revenue decrease by more than 20 percent in coming years as oil, gas and coal prices remain low nationwide. This data comes from a Consensus Revenue Estimating Group report that was released Monday. That decrease is based on a revenue projection of approximately $4.45 billion for general government operations… Continue Reading

BUDGET WOES: County officials discuss budget future

SHERIDAN — A quarter of the way through fiscal year 2016 and county officials are being asked to think about where 5 percent of their budgets can be cut next year. “No one’s happy about this, but we’re probably going to have to decrease the budget next year,” County Commissioner Steve Maier said. During a… Continue Reading

Halloween Plans? Here are some ideas

Halloween Plans? Here are some ideas

Friday Events • 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., seasonal flu shot clinic, Sheridan County Public Health, 297 S. Main St., $30 per vaccine • 10-11 a.m., “Navigating Facebook” workshop, Sheridan Senior Center, 211 Smith St. • 6-7:30 p.m., Halloween at Brookdale Ridge, 1551 Sugarland Drive • 6-8 p.m., Halloween at Sheridan Manor, 1851 Big Horn… Continue Reading

New Faces Oct. 30, 2015

Emmett James Robertson Emmett James Robertson was born Oct. 14, 2015, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces. He was welcomed by parent Taylor Robertson of Sheridan. His grandparent is Rhonda Nash of Sheridan. Bradley Roberts Watt Bradley Roberts Watt was born Oct. 15, 2015, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7… Continue Reading

Cash for Candy at Bighorn Pediatric Dentistry

SHERIDAN — Bighorn Pediatric Dentistry will trade cash for candy from 5-7 p.m. Monday. The business will pay $1 for each pound of candy, for up to 5 pounds per person. The collected candy will then be sent to Operation Gratitude, an organization that makes holiday packages for troops overseas. For additional information, contact Bighorn… Continue Reading

Tween Club to gather Tuesday, learn about cooking

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library’s Tween Club will gather to learn about cooking Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. The Tween Club meets every Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. Topics planned for the rest of the year include ducks, silent films, biomimicry and more. For additional information, contact the library at 674-8585. The library is… Continue Reading

Beading in the Big Horns Retreat to be held Nov. 7

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College’s Center for Workforce and Community Education will present the 2015 Beading in the Big Horns Retreat Nov. 7. Whether you are a beginning jewelry maker or an seasoned designer, the Beading in the Big Horns Retreat promises to be a day full of creativity, fun and camaraderie. Workshops will include topics… Continue Reading

National test scores show achievement gap in Wyo.

SHERIDAN — National standardized test scores were released Wednesday and while Wyoming is above average in every category, the achievement gap for the state’s Hispanic and Native American students is stark. The Nation’s Report Card, a nickname given to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, is a congressionally mandated test that assesses the country’s fourth-… Continue Reading

Hospital board discusses feedback

SHERIDAN — While every interaction at the hospital is different for every person, hospital staff say they’ve had a chance to see what their patients are seeing. Laura Lehan with PeAk Consulting updated the board on the patient forum the hospital put together in order to get feedback on its services. It was a six-person… Continue Reading

Next ‘Jentel Presents’ set for Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Jentel Artist Residency Program will host the next “Jentel Presents” Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center. The program is free and open to all members of the community. Light refreshments will be available. This month’s presenters include photographer Janet L. Pritchard of Mansfield Center, Connecticut; fiction writer Michelle… Continue Reading

Local clothing drive to benefit homeless veterans

SHERIDAN — Organizers of the second annual Wyoming Homeless Veteran Clothing Drive will collect goods to benefit area veterans through Nov. 7. The clothing drive will have donation boxes at Walmart, Country Kitchen, Pizza Hut, Your Moms Favorite Tattoo Parlor, Wyoming Wireless, My Buddy’s Place, Rails Brews and Cues, the VFW and the American Legion,… Continue Reading

Senior Center to offer lecture on ‘Caregiver GPS’

SHERIDAN — As part of the Sheridan Senior Center’s “When I’m 64 or More” life planning series, the center will offer a lecture on “Caregiver GPS.” The presentation will focus on how to get the caregiving resources you need. The presentation will be given by Stella Montano, and is free and open to the public.… Continue Reading

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