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Local Briefs Sept. 26, 2013

September 26, 2013

  Murphy to hold book signing Friday   SHERIDAN — Author Warren Murphy, a 36-year Wyoming resident, will give a book signing for “On Sacred Ground: A Religious and Spiritual History of Wyoming” Friday at Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery. He will also read sections from the book that relate to Sheridan and Buffalo. This Read More

Food drive at Warehouse Market this weekend

SHERIDAN — People Assistance Food Bank will hold a food drive at Warehouse Market Friday and Saturday. Their food truck will also be there selling chili dogs and other items between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Lists of items needed for the food bank will be handed out. All proceeds will benefit the People Assistance Read More

Faux Fall Fox Hunt

SHERIDAN — Join a “Faux Fall Fox Hunt” Saturday to benefit the Big Horn Equestrian Center. Riders of varying levels will follow a huntsman along a trail at the Connell Ranch, 521 Beaver Creek Road. There will be stations with games and chances to win raffle tickets. This event is open to everyone, but participants Read More

Story Woman’s Club holding turkey dinner Oct. 6

STORY — The Story Woman’s Club is preparing for its turkey dinner to be held Oct. 6 from noon to 2:30 p.m. The meal will feature roast turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, vegetables and homemade pies and cookies. A new service being offered this year is the ability to call ahead to 751-9466 Read More

WYDOT to readjust downtown signals

SHERIDAN — While a town of 17,000 may not have “traffic” when compared with a metropolis like Denver, Chicago or Los Angeles, drivers still get used to typical traffic flow through town and get their feathers ruffled when that flow changes. In Sheridan, it’s been several years since the Wyoming Department of Transportation installed “no Read More

Clearmont Community Center’s annual fundraiser

CLEARMONT — Clearmont Community Center is having its annual fundraising dinner and auction Sunday at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will feature barbecue pork ribs by chef Greg Rohrer and will be served in the community center basement. Bring a pie or dessert to share. The cost is $10 per adult and $5 for children 10 and Read More

VOA Recovery Graduation held Sept. 14

SHERIDAN — Volunteers of America Northern Rockies held their third annual Recovery Graduation Sept. 14. Recovery Graduation honors men and women who have gone through the substance abuse recovery process and continue on the road of sobriety. VOA recognized 20 men and women who returned to participate in the graduation from its substance abuse programs, Read More

Methodist church offers music

SHERIDAN — The Bell Choir of First United Methodist Church will offer special music Sunday during their worship service. The worship service begins at 9:30 a.m. with praise singing. Following the service there will be a potluck meal to honor those who have joined the church ministry in the last year. The service and potluck Read More

Flu clinics being offered

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Public Health is offering community flu clinics. The clinics are: • Oct. 7 from 3-6 p.m. at Sheridan Junior High School gym • Oct 9 from noon to 2 p.m. at Sheridan Senior Center • Oct 9 from 3-6 p.m. at Sheridan High School gym. The cost for the flu shot Read More

SEEDA seeking grant to diversify creative economy

September 25, 2013

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Economic and Educational Development Authority is planning to approach the Wyoming Business Council to secure a grant aimed at diversifying the economy in Sheridan and Johnson counties. The initiative will target creative art enterprises, including visual, literary and performing arts. SEEDA Board Member Dr. Susan Bigelow introduced the proposal during the group’s Read More

SCSD #1 rolls out new stategic plan

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 1 has rolled out a new strategic plan that aims to have a districtwide minimum of 90 percent proficiency in math and reading by the end of the 2014 school year. In order to develop the plan and its goals, the district held a series of public meetings this Read More

Local Briefs Sept. 25, 2013

SHS homecoming celebration   SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School invites the community to a homecoming celebration Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m. on Grinnell Plaza. The SHS band and cheerleaders will be there and the burning of the Bronc head will take place. Food vendors will be present. This celebration is open to everyone at no charge. Read More

Theater lecture Oct. 3

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College’s Faculty Lecture Series presents “Theatrical Elements or How to Join the Intelligentsia and Impress Your Date at the Theater.” The purpose of theater in society has been argued throughout the ages. DannyLee Hodnett, theater practitioner and Sheridan College Theater Department instructor, will discuss various theatrical elements and demonstrate how they can Read More

Dinosaur, mammal lecture Oct. 2 at SC

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College Museum of Discovery Science Lecture Series will present “New Research on the Age and Correlation of the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation” Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. The Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation is one of the most well-studied rock units in the world. It crops out across western North America and has Read More

Theatre Guild presents ‘God of Carnage’

SHERIDAN — The Civic Theatre Guild will present “God of Carnage,” a dark comedy by Yasmina Reza, at the Carriage House Theater, 419 Delphi Ave. A playground altercation between 11-year-old boys brings two sets of Brooklyn parents together for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting Read More

Akcita Win Meeting Oct. 1

SHERIDAN — Akcita Win will meet at the Country Kitchen at 6 p.m. Oct. 1. Genealogy Club President Peggy Harper will give the presentation. For more information call 674-9421.

Shopapalooza set for Oct. 3 at brewery

SHERIDAN — The Black Tooth Brewing Company will host “Shopapalooza” to benefit the Advocacy and Resource Center Oct. 3. The evening of shopping and food will be from 5:30-8 p.m. in the Timberline Room. Browse the items for sale, such as new and gently-used shoes, purses and accessories, and place our bids. Admission is $10 Read More

Open enrollment to begin Oct. 1

SHERIDAN — Following a nearly 16-hour speech by U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, that lasted into the early hours on the Senate floor Wednesday, the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is likely to be on many minds today. The speech was intended to rally support for Republican efforts to defund Obamacare before the Read More

Early childhood symposium to be held at Sheridan College

September 24, 2013

SHERIDAN — Sheridan will host the statewide symposium “Building Communities Where Children and Families Thrive: The Science of Early Childhood” on Sept. 26 and 27. The event will be held at Sheridan College in the Whitney Presentation Hall and is free and open to the public. “What we are trying to do is really raise Read More

Improvements for city parks, pathways in the works

SHERIDAN — Sheridan City Council held a work session Monday to discuss Sheridan’s parks and pathways. The discussion included project highlights from the year and goals for future expansion of one of Sheridan’s signature perks. Of Sheridan’s 8.5 square miles of land area, approximately 11 percent, or nearly 600 acres, is dedicated to parks and Read More

City Planning Commission OKs rezone on Val Vista

SHERIDAN — Sheridan City Planning Commission voted Monday to recommend approval for a rezone on Val Vista Street. The rezone would consist of nearly 17,000 square feet of property west and south of Zowada Plumbing, located at 724 Val Vista St. between West Third and West Fourth streets. The zoning would change from R-3 residential Read More

Current events discussion Fri.

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a current events discussion Friday at 10:30 a.m. The topics are beer tax and Wyoming’s tax advantage. Current events discussion moderators are Rep. John Patton, R-Sheridan, and Sy Thickman. These discussions are non-political, non-partisan conversations that encourage opinions of both genders and all ages. The public is Read More

Intellectual property session Thurs.

SHERIDAN — Information about protecting and developing intellectual property will be presented Thursday at 7 p.m. in Sheridan College’s Whitney Building, room W174. Phillip Wulf, intellectual property analyst with the University of Wyoming’s Research Products Center, will discuss a variety of intellectual properties such as patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. He will explain some Read More

Individuals, organizations earn statewide awards

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Historical Society nominated several individuals and organizations who were recognized at the 60th annual meeting of the Wyoming State Historical Society held Sept. 6-7 in Torrington. The Sheridan County Historical Society and Museum received the prestigious Chapter Award for the construction of a diorama for an exhibit in the museum Read More

Local Briefs

‘Building Communities’ symposium this week   SHERIDAN — Early childhood and community experts will present a two-day symposium on “Building Communities where Children and Families Thrive.” This symposium will discuss how communities can help encourage and support the skills adults need to create the best environment for healthy childhood development. The conference is Thursday from Read More

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