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Local Briefs Dec. 13, 2014

GEAR UP welcomes family to Tuesday event SHERIDAN — Sheridan County GEAR UP students and their families are invited to Family Night at Sheridan College on Tuesday. The event will include presentations, games and video clips, and will start at 5:30 p.m. in the Thorne-Rider Campus Center, room 008. GEAR UP, which stands for Gaining Early… Continue Reading

What are our water supply needs?

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Press sat down with City Public Works Director Nic Bateson to discuss the area’s current water supply and future water supply needs. The discussion applied to the supply for city and Sheridan Area Water Supply customers. • Where is the area’s current water supply stored? Twin Lakes, Park Reservoir and Dome… Continue Reading

NWCCD nominates 6 for leadership awards

SHERIDAN — The Northern Wyoming Community College District will submit six names for consideration for this year’s Wyoming Association of Community College Trustee Leadership Awards. The individuals were each nominated by their peers within the NWCCD. Criteria for the awards are different for each category, but all involve excellence in the individuals’ chosen areas, contributions… Continue Reading

Center Stage: And I get paid for this?

Renee Meador 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. The best job I ever had was picking and arranging wildflowers. Then I had to identify them. The bouquet recipients… Continue Reading

Senior Center Happenings Dec. 13, 2014

• Out on the town: Soup, Christmas light tour and dessert, Monday, Dec. 22. Join us for Jean’s hearty vegetable soup at 5:30 p.m. with the tour to follow. End the evening with a hot beverage and a treat at the Best Western Sheridan Center. Return time is 8 p.m. The entire package is $13… Continue Reading

Lights, cameras…fun!

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — For many, Christmas includes a tour of neighborhoods to see homes decorated for the holiday. The Senior Center is offering its annual Christmas lights tour for older adults again this year. The tour has been part of the center’s community activities for several years. “I’ve been going… Continue Reading

Summit Award winner: Judy Chen

Academics for All is pleased to announce that Judy Chen, daughter of Ru and Chao Chen of Sheridan, is this week’s Summit Award winner. She maintains a 4.0 GPA despite a challenging course load, working part time, and many extracurricular activities. Jeanne Hackman was Chen’s Gifted and Talented English (GATE) teacher for three years. She… Continue Reading

Library to host Christmas craft program

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host a free Christmas crafts program for young adults, in conjunction with Science Kids! on Wednesday. The program will begin at 4 p.m. in the Inner Circle. Youth ages 10 and older are welcome to participate. Attendees will make homemade soaps, lotions and body scrubs. Each… Continue Reading

Next ‘Brown Bag Lunch Seminar’ to focus on self-esteem

SHERIDAN — Self-esteem will be the next topic featured as part of the series of “Brown Bag Lunch Seminars.” Lynn Gordon of Family and Personal Counseling Center will discuss holiday stress in the seminar co-sponsored by Sheridan College’s continuing education program. The seminars are free and open to everyone with no reservations required. The seminar… Continue Reading

Natural gas board meets with governor

SHERIDAN — At times, those working to bring natural gas to the Tongue River Valley have felt like Sisyphus pushing a boulder up a hill, watching it roll down and then pushing it back up again in an eternal cycle of frustration. However, progress has been made, Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board Chairman Peter… Continue Reading

Lessons in court

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan High School government class observed a hearing Thursday at Sheridan County Circuit Court as a defendant petitioned the court for a change of bond. Keevin Donnell Ware, of Sheridan, has been incarcerated since his arrest Dec. 2. Judge Shelley Cundiff imposed a $2,500 cash bond Dec. 3. At 19 years old,… Continue Reading

SC: Fees for nursing, dental hygiene programs to increase in 2015

SHERIDAN — Fees will likely increase for students entering the Sheridan College nursing or dental hygiene programs in the fall of 2015. Sheridan College President Dr. Paul Young presented the proposed fee increases to the Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees on Wednesday. Young noted that every program at the college operates at… Continue Reading

Nonprofits seeing a mixed bag of giving this holiday season

Nonprofits seeing a mixed bag of giving this holiday season

SHERIDAN — With the season of giving in full swing, the various charitable organizations in Sheridan County seem to be experiencing support in differing degrees. While organizers of the annual Community Holiday Dinner reported more donations and volunteers this year than ever before, programs like the Festival of Trees benefitting the Special Olympics and the… Continue Reading

Cancer survivors start support group

SHERIDAN — A cancer survivors support group, “A Shared Journey,” has been formed. It meets Monday evenings at 5:30 p.m. inside the Sheridan Senior Center. Survivors of cancer, regardless of diagnosis, and those currently undergoing treatment, are welcome to attend. For more information, call Renee Parker at the Welch Cancer Center, 674-6022. Continue Reading

SMH to hold presentation on Affordable Care Act enrollment

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital staff will hold additional public presentations in December to assist individuals interested in signing up for health insurance through the marketplace under the Affordable Care Act. The presentations will be held Tuesday and Wednesday. Tuesday will feature two presentations from 11 a.m. to noon and 6-7 p.m., and Wednesday’s presentation… Continue Reading

Kennon Products makes pledge to Sheridan Angels

SHERIDAN — Kennon Products of Sheridan has pledged a 100 percent match for all financial contributions made to the Sheridan Angels through Dec. 18. The pledge, for up to $5,000, will help the Sheridan Angels in its mission of changing the world through random and deliberate acts of kindness to anyone in need of a… Continue Reading

SCSD3 board trustee gives resignation

CLEARMONT — Sheridan County School District 3 will see a change in leadership come January 2015 after school board trustee Dave Mills tendered his resignation Wednesday. Mills was currently the board clerk with his term not set to expire until Nov. 30, 2016. He also served as a school board representative to the Clear Creek… Continue Reading

Fire departments respond to shed fire early Thursday

Fire departments respond to shed fire early Thursday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Fire-Rescue and the Goose Valley Fire Department responded to a structure fire early Thursday morning. The resident at 96 Rapid Creek Road reported at 5:33 a.m. that a 600-square-foot shed on his property was burning. “The fire was fully involved when (the resident) saw it,” SFR Capt. Bob Dobbs said. “The shed… Continue Reading

No injuries reported in Metz Road plane crash Thursday

No injuries reported in Metz Road plane crash Thursday

SHERIDAN — A homemade airplane registered to Ron Lytton of Sheridan crashed Wednesday in a field off Metz Road. Sgt. Allen Thompson of the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office said the plane was occupied by only the pilot, who was not injured in the crash. “He was trying to land in the field and just didn’t… Continue Reading

DSA promoting (wise) Men’s Night Out

SHERIDAN — The Historic District Promotions Committee of the Downtown Sheridan Association is encouraging local shopping through the (wise) Men’s Night Out again this holiday season. The event is set for 5-8 p.m. Dec. 18 at a variety of downtown businesses. Women are encouraged to stop by participating retailers before Dec. 18 to fill out… Continue Reading

Irish singer to perform at the WYO

SHERIDAN — Irish singer Michael Londra will perform at the WYO Theater Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Londra will present “Christmas from Ireland” through song, dance and the classic stories of youth. Tickets to the event are $34.50 for adults and $24.50 for seniors and students. Tickets may be purchased through the WYO Theater box office,… Continue Reading

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