Homemakers celebrate 100 years of service
SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Homemakers will celebrate 100 years of service in 2014.
One of the original clubs in the state was the Piney Club of Sheridan County. It formed in 1914, along with a club in Laramie County, after the Smith Lever Act created university extension services, which was and remains a supporter of the groups.
Though the Piney Club closed in recent years due to lack of members, there are three other homemaker clubs in Sheridan County, the Banner Woman’s Club, the Story Woman’s Club and the Hill and Dale Club.
“The Piney Club started as a social club in the early 1900s for women who lived in the Ucross and Piney neighborhoods,” said Ina Mitchell, a member of the Hill and Dale Club. “As a social club, members met to sew carpet rags and do quilting. The Piney Club was also the first ‘Home Demonstration Club’ in Wyoming. Over the years, members have had many programs from canning, cheese making, hat molding and furniture upholstering.”
Mitchell said the groups were often the main source of social activity in the early 1900s for women who lived on remote farms or ranches.
“I had a Parkman woman years ago who told me the only time she got to see and visit with another woman was when she went to a homemakers meeting!” Mitchell said. “That was in the 1920s.”
The clubs are still associated with the UW Extension Service, which provides educational and other resources for the groups.
Though the Piney Club had to withdraw from the larger organization after 98 years, two longtime members, Enid Krezlock and Margaret Ellenwood, continue to meet once a month for lunch with other former members. Krezlock and Ellenwood now reside at Sugarland Ridge and served in the club for 53 and 56 years respectively.
“It dissolved after 98 years mainly because of the age of the members,” Mitchell said. “They didn’t quite make 100 years but we are very enthusiastic about them because they were the first club in Sheridan County.”
Mitchell said the groups remain active in various community activities and the Banner and Story clubs also maintain buildings that are used extensively for community dinners and events. She said all the clubs welcome new women members. Anyone interested in joining a club or learning more, can contact the UW Extension Service office at 674-2980.
The Sheridan Press E-Edition Dec. 10, 2013
Planning Commission to move forward with Land Use Plan
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Planning Commission approved city staff to move forward with creating an official Land Use Plan for the city of Sheridan at its meeting Monday.
City Planning and Development Director Robert Briggs gave a presentation to the planning commission about how the process would work. He said a land use plan draws city goals together into one document and becomes a valuable tool for future decisions about land use and city development.
The plan will be a team effort between the planning commission, city council, a steering committee with interested stakeholders, mapping firms and local planning consultant Joanne Garnett of Orion Planning Group. Briggs estimated it will take approximately 14 months to complete the plan and get it certified by the planning commission and adopted by city council.
“A good master plan, a good land use plan, is critical to making sure that from a policy perspective, and from a land use regulation perspective, that we’re really doing things the community wants to see, that we’re being reasonable, we’re being responsible, and we’re helping both people to develop their property but also to shape that growth and development,” Briggs said.
The city has participated in Sheridan County’s growth management plan for years, Briggs said, and has adopted the county’s comprehensive plan, but staff decided it was time to have a plan tailored specifically to development within city limits.
“If the plan is certified by the planning commission and adopted by city council, it becomes a foundation for what we do. It really becomes a baseline,” Briggs said. “This will give action steps and recommendations of things we might want to look into changing in the future so that we can help shape development in a way that lines up better with what we heard from the community and stakeholders.”
Work on the land use plan will be completed in three phases.
Phase one will examine existing city conditions and development through citizen surveys, existing plan reviews, city staff and council questionnaires, and assessments of current land use.
Phase two will identify relevant goals from existing plans and will compare current zoning with what is actually on the ground, Briggs said. An existing land use map will be created to see if current zoning is in sync with what buildings currently exist. A vision statement for land use will also be drafted in this phase.
Phase three will consist of drafting the actual land use plan to include a future land use map, best management practices, and a policy outline of how to bring current regulations into line with visions and goals.
The final product will be concise and user friendly, a policy manual that can be used by the planning commission and city council when making decisions about development.
Beginning in the new year, a website will be created to update the community on the plan’s progress. Community involvement will also be key to the plan and several opportunities for public input will be offered, Briggs said.
The land use plan will be funded through the professional services budget for the city’s public works department, Briggs said. Funds were rolled over from last year and are already in the current budget.
The planning commission had no other old or new business to consider. It will meet again in January.
Firefighters, city enter arbitration; disagree on raises, HSA contributions
SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan is engaged in an arbitration hearing with the International Association of Firefighters Local 276 to negotiate the terms of their contract, a collective bargaining agreement, for a one-year period that began July 1. The arbitration is a result of unproductive negotiations between union representatives and city counselors John Heath and Alex Lee.
The two parties have enlisted the help of impartial mediator and attorney Amy Jenkins. She was joined at the mediation table by Tom Kinnison, representing the city’s interest, and Jeff Hamilton, representing the firefighters’ union. Legal representation for the city consists of Attorney Greg Weiss, Laramie, and Sheridan native Greg Von Krosigk. The union brought with them Attorney Tom Buescher of Denver.
City personnel present included Mayor Dave Kinskey, city Clerk Scott Badley, and city Human Resources Specialist Heather Doke.
Union President George Neeson and Vice President Jon Syring attended the hearings on behalf of Local 276.
The process of arbitration is conducted similarly to a trial, where evidence supporting each side’s perspective is presented to the mediator, who then helps the two parties voluntarily come to a solution in hopes of avoiding formal litigation.
Opening arguments Monday morning outlined the major proposed changes to the current CBA for both parties.
Local 276 introduced its proposal first. The union is hoping for a 2 percent across-the-board pay raise and an increase in the city’s contribution to the members’ health savings accounts. Buescher said the cost of the 2 percent pay increase is approximately $20,000, and the additional HSA contributions would cost between $5,000 and $7,000, depending on how many members enroll in the plan.
The last pay and benefit increase for the firefighters was in the summer of 2008, when the union secured a three percent across-the-board raise. Buescher said after that, economic conditions stagnated, and the union understood.
“By the time we get to the summer of 2009, we were into the teeth of the Great Recession,” Buescher told the panel. “There were negotiations each year, and the parties agreed — including the firefighters — they would take no increases in benefits or pay during those years.
“During negotiations, the city has always said when things get better, they would give increases. Things are better now,” Buescher said.
Buescher then pointed out the city of Sheridan had an unallocated fund balance of $4.8 million during its most recent audit. In addition, $650,000 were rolled over from the previous year’s funds. Buescher said another rainy day fund held $1.5 million, and sales and use taxes are up more than 15 percent from the same time period last year.
“The city can clearly afford to pay the firefighters $25,000 more during this contract year. That’s all they’re asking for,” Buescher said, adding that since the worker’s last raise, the cost of living in northeast Wyoming has gone up 7 percent, according to state figures.
Weiss countered the Local’s assertion that the city’s finances are healthy enough for pay and benefit increases, and instead is asking the firefighters to contribute more of their own funds into their pension plan.
“Things are not even close to fine,” he said. “There are a number of concerns that simply prevent the city from offering the firefighters, or any other member of the city of Sheridan staff a 2 percent across-the-board pay raise.”
Weiss said the city’s priority is to restore positions lost during layoffs conducted as a means to survive the recession.
“The cost of that alone is well over $1 million,” Weiss said, adding that the city has financial obligations coming down the pipeline that paint a not-so-rosy picture for the city’s financial standing.
“The reserves are far below where they need to be,” he said. “If they were where they needed to be, the city may have been able to avoid the layoffs.”
Weiss also explained the city currently contributes more than required by Wyoming statute toward a pension plan because they had been afforded a break in dues to cover pensions owed to firefighters who served the city before 1981.
“The Wyoming Legislature, over the last few years, has determined that fire plan is significantly underfunded again,” he said, adding the city will possibly have to contribute $1.5 million lump sum to the state retirement fund to correct the problem.
Weiss also revealed the city was overpaid approximately $800,000 in mineral royalties that should have gone to Converse County in 2012. As a result, the city had to return those funds unexpectedly. He said another audit, in progress, is expected to yield another result that sales tax revenue paid to the city must be returned.
“The city has no ability to be involved in determining of those payments,” Weiss explained. “It also has no say in how to deal with the issue, rather than to send the money back.”
Weiss said this year’s 15 percent increase in collected sales and use taxes are bec use of the workload created by the severe hail storm this spring, which resulted in thousands of re-roofing projects, which generated revenue via permits and building supplies.
“I disagree the city has $4.8 million available,” Weiss concluded.
In addition to continuing the pay freeze implemented on all city employees since 2008, Weiss said the city wants firefighters to contribute an additional six percent toward their pension plans, which would result in a reduction to a firefighter’s take-home pay.
The city also wants to clarify contractual language about step increase pay raises that have been the source of contention between the two entities, even after the Wyoming Supreme Court issued a ruling on the matter.
“In regard to what the city is proposing, (it’s) a proposal to rewrite article 10 of the CBA to clarify some issues. Unfortunately these parties have been parties to litigation over the past two years,” Weiss said, referring to the present situation where the city denied step increase pay raises to the firefighters, even though the Wyoming Supreme Court ruled they should be granted for a similar situation in 2010.
“Unfortunately, the parties continue to dispute how that particular issues should be addressed. They have differing interpretations both in the language of CBA and the supreme court decision,” Weiss said.
“Obviously, the supreme court decision did not solve the question concerning the step issues, and the city would like to settle, once and for all, how the step increases should be handled.”
Weiss said the city wants to make the language “crystal clear” to avoid further confusion and litigation.
The city is also asking the firefighters to allow the city to have the same leeway it does with other city employees in determining how much it will contribute to HSA accounts.
“I would agree with the idea with that the city has told the firefighters that when things get better, they would like to give them a raise. The same is true with all city of Sheridan employees,” Weiss said, concluding that now is not that time.
When introductory remarks concluded, each side was invited to provide witness testimony supporting their position. The hearing lasted through the day Monday, and as of print time, was expected to conclude by this afternoon.
Jenkins will process the information presented via lawyer briefs. The next news of the present arbitration process will likely be available shortly after the New Year.
Lewis St. Bridge project to start in ‘14
SHERIDAN — Since 2006, the Wyoming Department of Transportation and the city of Sheridan have been discussing the best options for replacing the Lewis Street bridge that crosses Big Goose Creek, as well as tie-in options for surrounding streets in an intersection that has been less than ideal for decades.
The two entities held an open house Monday night to discuss proposed plans with the community. The project will be let in January 2014 and is scheduled for completion in October 2015, WYDOT Public Involvement Specialist Ronda Holwell said.
The bridge, which is located below the junior high school near the library and Mill Park, was built in 1962 and needs to be replaced due to its age and deteriorated state in order to meet current design standards, WYDOT District Engineer Mark Gillett said. The city decided to join in the project in order to complete work on Alger Street at the same time.
The project will be funded 80/20 through the Federal Highway Administration’s Highway Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Program and city funds. The city will pay for all work — to include water, sewer, storm drain, street replacement and enhancements — on Alger Street.
Gillett said the new bridge will be built alongside the old bridge, to the northeast, in order to maintain traffic flow over the creek during the construction process.
The roads will be realigned to meet the new bridge and improve safety in the intersection.
The section of Dow Street that runs east from Jefferson Street and intersects Lewis and Alger streets will now make a 90-degree turn and “T” into Lewis Street, which will continue east toward Main Street.
Alger Street will no longer intersect with Lewis or Dow streets. It will be turned into a cul-de-sac just past the northwest corner of the library’s parking lot.
“Safety should be improved in that triangular intersection,” Gillett said.
Marion Street will “T” into Lewis Street further west of the current intersection.
The small section of Marion Street south of the current bridge will be turned into a parking lot. The old section of Lewis Street southwest of the new bridge will become a grassy area, nearly doubling the current Mill Park.
A new bike path will go under the new bridge and connect with the old bike path that ended behind Sheridan Ear, Nose and Throat.
Gillett said a few people at the open house expressed concern about Alger Street becoming a cul de sac but otherwise people seemed satisfied with the plan.
City Project Manager Joe Schoen said turning Alger into a cul de sac was the result of several public involvement meetings in 2006, 2010 and 2011.
“Based on public input, the majority seemed to like the cul de sac better, so that’s the reason we chose the cul de sac on Alger,” Schoen said.
Schoen said access to the library during the construction process will likely be from Brooks Street into the big parking lot. The work on Alger Street will include replacement of water and sewer systems, as well as the street, from the county parking lot near Dow Street to the new concrete section on Alger that was added with Brooks Street work in 2009.
“It was one of those — I don’t want to say too much of a malfunction junction — but the intersection, how five intersections kind of came in, it was high hazard,” Schoen said.
WYDOT and the city of Sheridan expect to hold another public meeting in spring 2014 after the contractor has been chosen.
Holiday shipping; prime time for parcel carriers
SHERIDAN — The weeks before Christmas are prime time for parcel carriers in Sheridan, who focus on the logistical side of holiday celebrations. While many business operations tend to move forward at a slower-than-normal pace, the workers of the shipping industry kick into high gear.
While technological advances are drastically reducing nationwide demand for old-fashioned letter carrying, email can’t replace the function of merchandise delivery to stores and gift delivery to people.
Spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service David Rupert said postal workers anticipate the seasonal influx, and when it arrives, they’re mentally prepared.
“It’s obviously our time to shine,” Rupert said. “It’s an opportunity where a lot of people turn to us, and we embrace it.”
Rupert said mail carriers tackle the extra workload without additional help, which sometimes results in extra time on the job.
USPS Letter Carrier Ardale O’Connell has delivered mail more than 20 years in Sheridan. While he’s worked several routes over time, his current daily course starts at 606 S. Thurmond St. and covers 640 stops in the area around Meadowlark Elementary School.
“This is an extra fun time to do what I do,” O’Connell said, indicating that in addition to his increased workload, he is sometimes presented with unique seasonal situations.
Aside from bundling up in extra layers and strapping chains on the tires of his mail truck, O’Connell sports a blue santa hat with the USPS logo with a row of lights as a headband. He said the extra equipment is a tangible reminder of the reason for the extra workload.
“People really depend on you to bring the mail safely. I feel like a responsible person in the neighborhood,” he said. “And, kids get really excited when they see you bringing a package.”
Rupert said the USPS averages 14.7 billion pieces of mail nationwide. The peak delivery day is Dec. 16, when they’re expecting to distribute 585 million items.
Last week, the Sheridan Post Office delivered about 2,000 parcels a day, a number that’s triple the normal amount. Initial estimates for this week were that Sheridan’s Post Office could move as many as 3,000 items of mail. Monday’s deliveries entailed 42,000 pieces of mail, and 750 of those were boxes.
Sheridan UPS Store Manager Nickole Schlauch said her staff is also on overdrive to take care of two missions.
“What keeps us busy is the pack and ship guarantee,” Schlauch said. “So, not only the shipping, but the packing as well.”
Schlauch said she’s routinely charged with packing oddly shaped items for safe arrival.
“People who don’t ship often ship over the holidays,” she explained.
“We get a variety of things — a wreath, a wood sculpture, an antler lamp — it’s very diverse,” Schlauch said, adding that insulating odd-shaped items often entails a plethora of bubble wrap, styrofoam wedges and peanuts.
Like the delivery personnel, Schlauch said she notices a distinct optimism in the senders.
“They’re really joyous about it,” she said. “They come in in a good mood.”
UPS Spokesperson Jennifer Scrace said there are 14 delivery trucks in the area, an increase from the usual 10. In addition to extra drivers employed to handle the workload, they’ve hired seven driver helpers to expedite the distribution process.
Scrace said daily parcel shipments have doubled.
“They generally have 2,000 packages go through the facility,” she said. “That has more than doubled. They’re moving more than 4,000 now.”
Scrace said UPS estimates its busiest day nationally will be Tuesday, Dec. 17, when the company will deliver 29 million packages.
“That would be like delivering 300 packages every second,” Scrace said, indicating the number represents a 5.5 percent increase from last year.
Federal Express shipments are also up from last year, by 11 percent, but their peak delivery day has already come and gone. Dec. 2, which is also Cyber Monday, was the busiest day in the 40-year history of the company.
A press release from FedEx attributes the early influx of business to the growing power of eCommerce.
Domestic shipments can usually reach their destinations by Christmas Eve if they’re shipped by Dec. 19. Items shipped later can still make it if given a priority designation.
While the post office and UPS will be conducting deliveries Christmas Eve, both entities will be closed Christmas Day. Federal Express will be delivering on the holiday.
Reports, Dec. 10, 2013
• Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 400 block North Jefferson Street, 2:12 a.m.
• Odor investigation, 100 block East Ridge Road, 12:50 p.m.
• RMA assist, 1700 block Thurmond Avenue, 8:08 p.m.
• Activated fire alarm, 1800 block Fort Road, 9:27 p.m.
• Activated fire alarm, 3000 block Coffeen Avenue, 11:43 p.m.
• No report available at press time.
• No admissions or dismissals reported.
Information in the police reports is taken from the SPD website.
• Animal welfare, Park Street, 1:04 a.m.
• Hit and run, East Works Street, 1:25 a.m.
• 911 hang up, De Smet Avenue, 7:21 a.m.
• Dog at large, Sheridan area, 8:18 a.m.
• Dog at large, Loucks Street, 8:18 a.m.
• Abandoned vehicle, Big Horn Avenue, 9:27 a.m.
• Accident, Brooks Street, 9:33 a.m.
• Welfare check, Burton Street, 9:44 a.m.
• Lost property, Sheridan area, 9:46 a.m.
• Dog at large, North Jefferson Street, 9:47 a.m.
• Dog at large, West Fifth Street, 10:21 a.m.
• Gas theft, East Brundage Lane, 11:32 a.m.
• Domestic, Coffeen Avenue, 11:34 a.m.
• Dog at large, Long Drive, 1:44 p.m.
• Agency assist, North Main Street, 1:55 p.m.
• Accident, 14th Street, 2:15 p.m.
• Accident, Coffeen Avenue, 2:21 p.m.
• Dog at large, Park Side Court, 2:34 p.m.
• Domestic, Airport Road, 2:41 p.m.
• Attempt to locate, East Seventh Street, 2:49 p.m.
• Suspicious circumstances, Wyoming Avenue, 3:15 p.m.
• Domestic, Highland Avenue, 3:33 p.m.
• Dog at large, West Timberline Road, 3:55 p.m.
• Malicious destruction, Holmes Avenue, 4:20 p.m.
• Accident, Kentucky Avenue, 5:16 p.m.
• Snow removal, Gillette Street, 5:21 p.m.
• Animal welfare, South Thurmond Avenue, 5:41 p.m.
• Accident, Sheridan area, 6 p.m.
• Noise complaint, Avoca Place, 6:21 p.m.
• Parking complaint, Eighth Street, 6:30 p.m.
• Stalking, North Sheridan Avenue, 6:38 p.m.
• Barking dog, Bellevue Avenue, 7:04 p.m.
• Suspicious person, North Main Street, 7:10 p.m.
• 911 hang up, Bellevue Avenue, 8:16 p.m.
• Burglar alarm, North Gould Street, 9:33 p.m.
• Removal of subject, Sugarland Drive, 10:25 p.m.
• Animal welfare, Jackson Street, Big Horn, 9:03 a.m.
• Livestock, McCormick Road, 2 p.m.
• Agency assist, Interstate 90 eastbound, mile marker 20, 2:11 p.m.
• Civil dispute, Coffeen Avenue, 4:23 p.m.
• Welfare check, Coffeen Avenue, 5:16 p.m.
• DUI, Club House Drive, 8:39 p.m.
Names of individuals arrested for domestic violence or sexual assault will not be released until those individuals have appeared in court.
• Devin Mclean Smith, 32, Dayton, DWUI, notice required of driver, interfere with officer, circuit court, arrested by WHP
• Dawn Marie Lindell, 47, Sheridan, DWUI, circuit court, arrested by SCSO
• Kody Patrick Wright, 23, St. Louis, Mo., disorderly conduct, municipal court, arrested by SPD
Daily inmate count: 66
Female inmate count: 8
Inmates at treatment facilities (not counted in daily inmate total): 0
Inmates housed at other facilities (not counted in daily inmate total): 2
Number of book-ins for the previous day: 5
Number of releases for the previous day: 6
Letters, Dec. 10, 2013
by law, prices, rollout
Re: ACA meeting in city
The Sheridan Press recently (Dec. 5) reported on a briefing about the (so-called) Affordable Care Act held in Sheridan. The report noted that the discussion was “met with skepticism from audience members who experienced sticker shock at the prices,” but that “tensions eased up when many realized they would be eligible for federal subsidies.”
One wonders if anyone asked whether it was a good idea to add more federal debt to the $17 trillion the government has already run up because that’s what such “subsidies” will entail. No one who has taken the time to study this issue seriously believes the administration’s previous claims that the ACA would “bend the cost curve” and save money. It’s almost as if folks think the money will magically appear out of thin air to be doled out in the form of “subsidies.”
I found it equally interesting that one attendee expressed “more confidence about going to the website” after the discussion. Really? Anyone following the Congressional hearings on the ACA rollout realizes that securing personal data transmitted over the website is a major issue. Even the website design contractors have told Congress that they themselves cannot guarantee that personal information entered into the site will be secure. Perhaps caution might be in order here.
That same attendee also added after the briefing: “I feel like it’s (the ACA) really going to benefit our nation.” Given the start of the rollout and the myriad problems and concerns both in the law and in its implementation to date, that’s an interesting observation to say the least.
I wonder if anyone in attendance took the time to ask the “navigators” conducting the briefing whether it is a good idea for the federal government to specify what coverage insurance companies must provide, to set the price for such coverage, and to compel citizens to buy it.
One can only speculate as to what their response might have been!
Paying it forward
Re: Impresses grandson
Last Saturday, my family and I went out to purchase our Christmas trees in minus 10-degree temperatures. After doing so, we went to Starbucks for hot chocolate. When we approached the drive up window, we were informed that the person in front of us had paid for our drinks — they paid it forward!
Thank you to the person who so generously purchased our drinks and for making the experience a learning lesson for my grandson. J.R. now understands the meaning of “pay it forward” first hand.
Nancy Cross and J.R. Scott
Trees, tours, books; Post pot coverage
Did you hear about the Buddhist monk who refused his dentist’s Novocain during root canal work? Yep. He wanted to transcend dental medication.
The Notebook Monday collected the last donations of children’s books for the Season’s Readings campaign. For a first-year initiative, I’d give it an A. I’m guessing, but some 2,000-plus kids books were collected and will be distributed by The Food Group.
Thanks to all of our co-sponsors:
• McDonald’s (both locations)
• Java Moon
• Fulmer Public Library
• Sheridan Colleg.
“The Son” is one of those big, sweeping epic reads of a multi-generational family that puts down familial, economic and political roots. Author Philipp Meyer has painted a broad tapestry inculcating the fictional McCullough family into the historical expanse that is Texas — multi-race, multi-generational — with land, oil and power at the center of the “greater good.”
It’s available from our local bookstore, Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery.
It was good to see historic, built-in-1893 Sheridan Inn “back in action” over the weekend. It was the host venue for the Festival of Trees. The beneficiaries of the proceeds from the sale of decorated trees, centerpieces and wreaths were the Special Olympics athletes of region IV.
It was also good to bundle up and venture out into the holiday realm of the Trail End State Historic Site. Historian and author Cynde Georgen and her staff had the famous Kendrick home dressed up for the holidays with The Man — Santa Claus — holding court upstairs for some anxious youngsters.
(Sunday, 10 degrees never felt better. After four straight days of sub-zero readings.)
I see by the (rolling) paper……
Come Jan. 1, Colorado will be one of two states that will have legalized, recreational-use marijuana. (Washington is the other state.)
The pot smoking referendum was voter driven and The Denver Post, whose slogan is, “The Voice of the Rocky Mountain Empire,” has created the position of Marijuana Editor to supervise coverage.
“Marijuana is going to affect politics, culture, crime, food,” said the Post’s executive editor, Gregory Moore. “The world is going to be watching us and we want to do a good job on the story.” Ricardo Baca, 36, has been with the Post for 12 years as a music/entertainment editor before taking on the new challenge. He is in the process of hiring a marijuana reporting staff, including the position of “marijuana critic.” Baca admitted using marijuana as a credibility issue and pledges the news coverage of the Post will go beyond the state’s “stoner culture.” The Post has HR policies against marijuana use while on the job and Baca says he will adhere to company rules.
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
—Winston Churchill, British prime minister/statesman, (1874-1965)
YMCA to host monthly Soupfest Friday
SHERIDAN — The YMCA will host their next monthly Soupfest on Friday.
This month’s program is “Fiddling Around” with the Munsick Boys. Local performer Dave Munsick and his sons will preview their upcoming performance at the WYO Theater. Homemade soup, bread and cake will be served.
Reservations are required by 10 a.m. Thursday and attendance cost is $5 per person. For more information or reservations call 674-7488. The YMCA is located at 417 N. Jefferson St.
Story Elementary presents Christmas concert Fri.
SHERIDAN — Story Elementary will present their Christmas concert at Story School on Friday.
The concert will commence at 6:30 p.m.
The performance is free and open to the community.
The school is located at 103 Fish Hatchery Road, Story.
For more information contact the school at 683-2316.