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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

Cash for candy event set for Monday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s Urgent Care will host a cash for candy exchange on Monday. Kids can bring their candy in for money or goodie bags. The organization will give $1 for every pound of candy up to a maximum of 15 pounds per person. Local dentists are sponsoring the event. All of… Continue Reading

Wheeler exhibit to be on display in November

SHERIDAN — Art from Dirlene and Neal Wheeler will be on display at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library in November. The show will be exhibited in the Inner Circle. It is inspired by the Wheelers’ recent yearlong travels through the U.S. Select pieces will be for sale with 30 percent of the proceeds benefiting… Continue Reading

Measures of Devotion: Army eye-opening for Sheridan resident

Measures of Devotion: Army eye-opening for Sheridan resident

SHERIDAN— The world is full of myriad different ideas and altering perspectives, and few people understand that more than Sheridan resident Crystal Russell. Russell has spent the past decade serving in the Army Reserves, and even though she originally joined to help pay for a formal education, the education she received while serving in the… Continue Reading

Zombies: Sheridan’s youngest spread the virus

Zombies: Sheridan’s youngest spread the virus

SHERIDAN — With her face covered in zombie makeup, Karson Vielhauer wandered the Fulmer Public Library Tuesday with arms extended toward her possible next meal. “Grrrrrr,” she rumbled at unsuspecting passersby. Vielhauer’s instant zombification was a result of the Zombie Fest put on by the Tween Club at the library, where students talked about how… Continue Reading

WCCC wants Legislature to stop using decade-old data

SHERIDAN — Wyoming’s seven community colleges are asking legislators for a fix to a problem that has vexed them for years: a portion of each school’s funding is tied to credit hours — not last year’s, but those from the 2004-05 school year when enrollment was lower. The Wyoming Community College Commission has requested a… Continue Reading

High-speed chase ends with arrest

SHERIDAN — A high-speed police chase through downtown Sheridan ended with an arrest on Interstate 90 just shy of the Montana border. Fleet Hamilton, 60, of Sheridan, was stopped by Sheridan Police Department officers at approximately 8:16 p.m. Tuesday evening for running a stop sign. While speaking with an officer, Hamilton pulled away in his… Continue Reading

SCCD taking tree orders beginning in mid-November

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Conservation District’s annual tree program will begin taking orders in mid-November. The longtime initiative, which SCCD District Manager Carrie Rogaczewski estimates has been around more than 20 years, supplies groups of 25 to 50 seedlings for conservation-type projects on rural properties. The trees could be used for a number of… Continue Reading

First United Methodist Church organizing trunk or treat

SHERIDAN — First United Methodist Church will host a trunk or treat event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday. The event will take place in the church parking lot. Attendees are encouraged to dress in their best costumes and stop by. For additional information, contact the church office at 672-9779. First United Methodist Church is located at… Continue Reading

Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend

SHERIDAN — Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday. This means area residents need to turn their clocks back one hour before heading to bed Saturday night. The annual tradition signals the official start of shorter days heading into the winter season. In addition to setting your clocks back, Sheridan Fire-Rescue staff recommends changing… Continue Reading

Wesleyan Church to host family fun fest

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Wesleyan Church will host a family fun festival from 5-8 p.m. Saturday. Attendees are encouraged to bring their kids, wear costumes and enjoy inflatables, candy, professional photos and games. The event is free for all ages. For additional information, call the church office at 672-0612. The church is located at 404… Continue Reading

Republican Women to meet Sunday

SHERIDAN — The Republican Women of Sheridan County will conduct the final meeting of 2015 on Monday. At 11:30 a.m., the group will meet at Frackelton’s. The event is open to the public. Outgoing President Carla Klopfenstein will present slides from the national convention and highlight her four years as president. The election of officers… Continue Reading

After-school STEM providing enrichment

After-school STEM providing enrichment

SHERIDAN—Sheridan County School District 2 is entering its third year of after-school STEM programming, and observers say the extra learning time gives an edge to kids who attend. Megan Garnhart, a 4th grade teacher at Henry A. Coffeen Elementary, said her students who participate are often more comfortable trying, failing and reasoning their way through… Continue Reading

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