NewsOctober 10, 2014
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
• 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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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 MoreOctober 9, 2014
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Press won two national newswriting awards, the Inland Press Association announced this week. The Press earned a first place investigative reporting award for the package of stories titled “SCSD2 misled public about rec facility.” The news package included a timeline of events for when Sheridan County School District 2 began to Read More
SHERIDAN — When word got out that 129 men had perished when the U.S.S. Thresher went down off the New England coast on April 10, 1963, U.S. Navy submariners responded with grim silence. Local resident Ron Martini was stationed as a submariner at the Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut, at the time. Read More
SHERIDAN — A third man has been cited in connection with the January poaching of three elk near the Eskimo Creek area in the Bighorn Mountains. Ronnie Fisher of Montana has been cited with knowingly taking antlered or horned big or trophy game. Clayvin Herrera and Colton Herrera have also been cited in connection to Read More
SHERIDAN — From old schoolhouses to new mascots, the Sheridan County School District 3 board of trustees meeting Wednesday night was all about keeping the past alive while pushing forward to the future. Rock School House An ongoing conversation surrounding what to do with the old rock building in front of the current Arvada-Clearmont school Read More
SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse and Nursery will present a free workshop Saturday. At 10 a.m., Phil Gilmore will explain how to get a jump start on your spring gardening preparations. Because space is limited, Landon’s requests pre-registration for all workshops. Call 672-8340 to sign up, or stop by the greenhouse at 505 College Meadows Drive.
SHERIDAN—The Knights of Columbus will host a spaghetti dinner Oct. 16. The cost is $8 for adults, $5 for kids ages 5 to 12 or $20 for a family. All proceeds benefit the Legacy Pregnancy Center. The dinner will run from 5-7 p.m. and will be held at the Knights Hall, located at 301 E. Read More
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Museum is accepting submissions for a photo contest for the 2015 calendar. Photos must be taken within 100 miles of Sheridan, can be black and white, sepia or color, but should be submitted as a 5-inch by 7-inch print. Entries will be accepted until Oct. 18 and can be submitted Read More
SHERIDAN — Sheridan Fire-Rescue will host a public open house Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. as part of the 2014 Fire Prevention Week. The open house will include fire truck rides, station tours, a junior firefighter combat challenge and equipment displays. Attendees will also be treated to soft drinks, cookies and popcorn. Domino’s Read More
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County 4-H Project Expo will run from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. The expo allows Sheridan area residents to check out current 4-H members’ projects. Projects on display will include leather craft, rockets, live animals and more. There will also be hands-on activities for youth and Read More
Events for Friday, October 10, 2014 • 6 p.m. Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt dinner and auction, The Ranch at Ucross, $50 • 7 p.m. Ranchester Fire Station Dedication, 600 Broadway St.
Canine weight pull contest scheduled for Saturday SHERIDAN — Muddy Paw Prints pet supply will host the second annual weight pull contest on Saturday. Dogs big or small are welcome to compete for prizes. There is no cost to participate. Sign-ups and weigh-ins start at noon, with the event set to begin at 1 p.m. Read More