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Candidate forums set for Tuesday, Wednesday

October 13, 2014

SHERIDAN — The general election Nov. 4 is just over three weeks away, and the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs Committee will again host a candidate forum to enable members of the public to connect with candidates for local, state and national office. “The candidates we choose are our representatives who have our Read More

Johnson to sign copies of ‘Wait for Signs’ Thursday

SHERIDAN — Author Craig Johnson will sign copies of his book “Wait for Signs” on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. The event will be held at Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery located at 206 N. Main St. For more information call Robby Smith at 674-8080.

SC in Johnson County to host music courses

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will hold three community music courses this fall taught by local musician Lynn Young. Young will offer “Let’s pick – playing handmade music with friends,” on Wednesday from 6:30-9 p.m. The cost is $35. Participants are encouraged to bring a fiddle, guitar, banjo, bass or mandolin, or just come sing and Read More

Libraries celebrating 50th anniversary of ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County library system is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” throughout the month of October. There will be golden tickets hidden in library books. Those who find the tickets will receive a free Wonka chocolate bar.  The library will also celebrate with Wonka Wednesdays and Read More

Ceramics exhibition on display this month

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center will host “Ceramics Invitational,” an exhibition featuring works in clay by well-known ceramicists and college art instructors from around the state. The opening reception is Thursday from 5-7 p.m. The reception is open to the public, and refreshments will be served. The Sagebrush Community Art Center is located Read More

‘My journey started in jail’: Woman learns she’s pregnant while incarcerated, turns life around

October 11, 2014

SHERIDAN — Anyone could pick a piece of her story — single mom, drug addict, pregnant with twins in jail, a restored relationship with her estranged father days before he died — and softly coo, “You poor girl.” But Christina Oien wouldn’t want them to. Oien looks at the pieces of her story that led her Read More

Sunday and Monday Events Oct. 11, 2014

Sunday • 2-4 p.m. 4-H project expo, Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall, 1734 Victoria St. • 4 p.m. Cemetery tours, Sheridan Municipal Cemetery, $5 per person • 5:30 p.m. Golden Years dinner, Sheridan Senior Center, 211 Smith St., $15 per person Monday No events scheduled.

Local Briefs Oct. 11, 2014

Science Museum to host lecture Wednesday SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Mohn’s Science Center will continue its fall 2014 lecture series Wednesday at 7 p.m. The lecture to be presented by Holly Martin will focus on “A Biological Arms Race.” Martin is a member of the biology faculty at Gillette College. The lecture will be Read More

Agendas Oct. 11, 2014

Dayton Town Council 7:30 p.m. Wednesday 608 Broadway St.  • Call to order 1. Recite Pledge of Allegiance • Approval of agenda 1. Additions         2. Deletions • Approve minutes of the Oct. 6, 2014, Town Council meeting • Announcements/correspondence • Old business update 1. Hear from Sen. Dave Kinskey 2. Optional Read More

LCCC tops Generals soccer at home

October 10, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College men’s soccer team lost 2-0 to Laramie County Community College Friday night. While still a loss, it was an improvement over the last time the teams met, when LCCC topped the Generals 6-0. “We gave up a couple of goals and had some mental errors,” coach Jeff Hallenbeck said Friday Read More

Column: A harvest of chokecherry memories

Renee Meador is a returning guest columnist and  is a Sheridan resident. Center Stage is written by friends of the Senior Center for the Sheridan Community.  It is a collection of insights and stories related to living well at every age. As summer lengthens and the days do not, my horseback rides often wend through Read More

Delay in enrolling in Medicare could cost you

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — This is the fourth article in a series on the basics of Medicare. Prior articles addressed qualifying for Medicare through your work history, an introduction to the four major parts of Medicare coverage and how to enroll in Medicare. There are some special conditions that allow you Read More

Senior Happenings Oct. 11, 2014

• Would assistance be welcome by you in your caring for an elder at home? Consider if the Senior Center’s Day Break Program Adult Care may be for your family. Call Barb Blue, Director of Day Break at 672-2240. • Healthy U! Health Fair, Oct. 21, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sheridan Senior Center lobby. Read More

Third Thursday poets to read at Senior Center Oct. 16

By A. Rose Hill Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — Anyone passing the arts and crafts room at Sheridan’s Senior Center on the third Thursday afternoon of each month is sure to wonder about the hearty laughter coming from the room. The Third Thursday Poets are in session and no subject is off limits, be it Read More

Tongue River student wins national award for creation of computer game

RANCHESTER — Tongue River Middle School student Theron Kalasinsky has won a national award from the computer curriculum program Globaloria for his creation of a computer game. Kalasinsky, an eighth-grader, created the game as part of his computer class at TRMS last year. Kalasinsky competed against 3,000 other students who created 3,857 games in five Read More

Birding at The Brinton Oct. 18

SHERIDAN — Join instructor Dr. Jackie Canterbury for “Birding at The Brinton” Oct. 18 from 9-11 a.m. All ages and abilities are welcome, especially beginners. This event is free and open to the public. The museum is located 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn. For more information call Sarah Mentock at 763-0976.

WYO Theater to host 25th anniversary gala fundraiser

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host the 25th anniversary gala fundraiser Oct. 18. Local actors will perform “42nd Street.” According to the WYO Theater website, the play is “a big, bold musical set in 1933 that celebrates the stuff that dreams are made of. This is the story of hard work, being in the Read More

First United Methodist Women to hold fall luncheon Oct. 16

SHERIDAN — The First United Methodist Women will hold the annual fall salad luncheon Oct. 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Chicken enchiladas will be featured along with salads and dessert. The price for lunch is $7 and the public is welcome to attend. The lunch will be held at the church, located at Read More

Horton announced as keynote speaker at wellness festival

SHERIDAN — The Wellness Council of Sheridan County announced late last month that Tony Horton will be the keynote speaker at the annual wellness festival set for Jan. 23-24. Horton is a celebrity trainer and creator of the P90X fitness program. He will speak Jan. 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the Early Auditorium at Sheridan Read More

Kids work as citizen scientists

DAYTON — Green hair bows and delightful squeals on a merry-go-round are not typical images associated with scientists, but the absence of white lab coats and doctorate degrees did not make the science occurring at the park in Dayton on Wednesday any less valid. Students from sixth-grade classes at Tongue River Middle School spent the Read More

Film depicting large-scale escape of American POWs to be shown Saturday

SHERIDAN — A film screening presented by The Wyoming Humanities Council will feature “4-4-43” at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Whitney Presentation Hall at Sheridan College. The film is a documentary from author and filmmaker John Lukacs and is based on Lukacs’ book “Escape from Davao: The Forgotten Story of the Most Daring Prison Break Read More

SMH earns ‘Commitment to Quality’ award

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital recently received an award for its dedication to providing high quality patient care. The Commitment to Quality award from Mountain-Pacific Quality Health measures the quality of patient care based on seven indicators that are compared nationally. Sheridan Memorial Hospital received the award at the Wyoming Hospital Association’s annual meeting in Read More

Smiley to sign books Sat.

SHERIDAN — Author Mark Smiley will sing copies of his book “Surviving the Big Horns” on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will be held at Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery located at 206 N. Main St. For more information call Robby Smith at 674-8080.

27 SHS students earn AP Scholar Awards

SHERIDAN — Twenty-seven students at Sheridan High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams. Gretchen Dougherty qualified for the National AP Scholar Award by earning an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more Read More

ACHS asking for help to win $100,000 grant, private concert

CLEARMONT — Arvada-Clearmont High School staff and students are asking area residents, friends and family members to help them win a $100,000 grant and a private concert by The Band Perry. The contest — Celebrate My Drive — is a safe driving program sponsored by State Farm Insurance that offers grants to schools that make Read More

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