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Wednesdays Events Sept. 23, 2014

September 23, 2014

• 2-6:30 p.m. Blood drive, Tongue River Valley Community Center, 411 Dayton St. • 5:30-7:30 p.m. “Your Government-Your Legislators” lecture series, Whitney Presentation Hall, Sheridan College, 3059 Coffeen Ave. • 7 p.m. Science Museum lecture, “Water Quality Counts: Building a Local Conservation Program” Mohns Science Center, Sheridan College, 3059 Coffeen Ave.

‘Drug take back’ scheduled for Saturday 

WYOMING — A drug “DEA Take Back” day is scheduled across the nation for Saturday, and the Wyoming Department of Health is reminding Wyoming residents that medications can sometimes be donated to help others. The department’s Medication Donation Program accepts most unused, in-date, sealed medications, but cannot accept or dispose of controlled substances, such as Read More

Fall Fly fishers enjoy autumn day on the water

September 22, 2014

SHERIDAN — A breeze laced with autumn chill rustles leaves blushing yellow along the banks of Piney Creek south of Sheridan. Dots of red foliage flash through the leaves like beacons catching one’s attention again, and again. Rays of sunlight refract in the ripples of the creek, scattering across the cool water like glitter spilled on Read More

Gap exists in view of state education system

SHERIDAN — There is a disparity in Wyoming between how K-12 school- and district-level administrators, teachers, school board members and local or state elected officials view the current state of our K-12 education system and how parents, business representatives, higher education leaders and general taxpayers view it. At least that is what a recent study Read More

Trail End State Historic Site participating in Museum Day Live!

SHERIDAN—The Kendrick Mansion at Trail End State Historic Site will open its doors free of charge for ticket holders on Saturday, as part of Smithsonian Magazine’s 10th annual “Museum Day Live!” nationwide event. “Museum Day Live!” offers free admission with a ticket to participating museums or cultural institutions. Tickets are now available to download at Read More

Gentle yoga class set for Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The next balance and movement with gentle yoga class with Cindy Baker is scheduled for Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. This class is designed to increase strength, balance and flexibility and to help people be more conscious of how they breathe. Standing or sitting in chairs, participants can adapt movements to their particular body Read More

Officials remind residents they can donate medications

WYOMING — While a drug “Take Back” day is scheduled across the nation for Saturday, Wyoming Department of Health officials are reminding Wyoming residents that medications can sometimes be donated to help others. The department’s Medication Donation Program accepts most unused, in-date, sealed medications, but cannot accept or dispose of controlled substances, such as medications Read More

Presbyterian Women holding annual rummage sale this weekend

SHERIDAN — The Presbyterian Women will hold their annual fall rummage sale this weekend. From 8 a.m. until noon on Friday and Saturday there will be clothing, shoes, toys and books for sale. On Saturday, they will have a $2 sack sale. The church is located at 2121 Colonial Drive and all proceeds will benefit Read More

Library to host program on ‘Riders on the Orphan Trains’

SHERIDAN — Few people today know much about the largest child migration in history. Between 1854 and 1929, more than 250,000 orphans and unwanted children were taken out of New York City and given away at train stations across America. Organized by Rev. Charles Brace to rid New York City of homeless street children and Read More

Expo offers tips, resources to deal with aspects of aging

September 20, 2014

SHERIDAN — They call it Rodeo Week Phenomenon, and it has nothing to do with seeing an exorbitant amount of cowboy hats in a few days time. “We have a little phenomenon we call the Rodeo Week Phenomenon, or at the holidays, when the adult children come back to town to visit their parents and Read More

Ceballos: Stop arguing about education and start educating

SHERIDAN — Democrat Mike Ceballos is running for state superintendent of public instruction and though he spent his early life surrounded by education, he says the fact that he has yet to work directly in the field is one of the things that is resonating the strongest with some of his supporters. Ceballos grew up Read More

Local Events Sept. 20, 2014

Sunday • 8 a.m. Sheridan County Sportsmen’s Association free day at the range, 5 Coyote Lane. • 1-5 p.m. Big Horn Mountain Polka Club dance, Elks Lodge, 45 W. Brundage St. Monday  No events scheduled.

Local Briefs Sept. 20, 2014

Polka Club dance Sunday SHERIDAN— The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will have a dance Sunday from 1-5 p.m. The Rapid Creek Band will play at the Elk’s Lodge at 45 W. Brundage St. The public is welcome to attend the dance. For additional information call Jean Arzy at 672-3623. Black Tooth hosting women’s roller Read More

Urban, The Band Perry, Keith to perform in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — The Trails End Concert Park has announced a portion of the lineup for the 2015 Big Horn Mountain USA concert. June 18 will feature Keith Urban, a four-time Grammy Award winner and American Idol judge. The Band Perry, which since 2010 has ascended to dizzying heights for hits like “If I Die Young,” will Read More

AAUW celebrates 100 years, continues battle against gender wage gap

SHERIDAN — Less than 90 years ago in Sheridan, it was illegal for women to be downtown alone. In Montana, it was illegal for unmarried women to fish alone. Women have come a long way in just under 100 years. Strides for women’s equality rights have been made by many groups, but there is one Read More

Thurow wins Best of Show at the watercolor exhibition

September 19, 2014

SHERIDAN — Elizabeth Thurow of Sheridan was awarded the Best of Show prize for her watercolor painting “Just You Wait.” It was one of seven awards announced at the awards ceremony and artists’ reception for the 29th Annual Watercolor Wyoming National Exhibition which was held Aug. 7 at the Sagebrush Community Art Center. The exhibition Read More

Former Heart Mountain prisoner to discuss experience Tuesday at SC

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host the “Memories of Heart Mountain: The Imprisonment of Japanese Americans during World War II” presentation by Sam Mihara on Tuesday. Mihara was a prisoner at the Heart Mountain and Pomona (California) internment camps during World War II. Seventy years have passed since the incarceration and Mihara is one of Read More

Tongue River blood drive set for Wednesday

RANCHESTER — The Tongue River community blood drive will be held Wednesday from 2-6:30 p.m. at the Tongue River Valley Community Center in Ranchester. Potential blood donors must be at least 16 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good health and bring picture identification. To schedule your blood donation appointment, call United Read More

Final downtown farmers market this Thursday

SHERIDAN — The next and final Sheridan Farmers Market will be held Thursday on Grinnell Street. From 5-7 p.m., vendors will sell produce, arts and crafts and more as live music, children’s activities, demonstrations and nonprofit booths are hosted. This week’s activities include an acoustic set by Bill Heide. Attendance is free for customers and Read More

Agendas Sept. 20, 2014

Board of County Commissioners Staff meeting 9 a.m. Monday Commissioners’ Library, 2nd floor Sheridan County Courthouse  224 S. Main St. • Call to order • Consider permit denial CU-14-005:  Jelly Childcare Center CUP • Consider indigent burial claim, account 24, 4/21/14 • Consider indigent burial claim, account 32, 5/31/14 • Consider agreement with O’Dell Construction, Read More

Tongue River falls to Upton 54-14

SHERIDAN — ”It was onslaught,” coach John Scott said about the Tongue River football game last night. The Eagles lost to Upton-Sundance 54-14. Scott said Upton rushed for around 500 yards and jumped all over the team early. “We couldn’t match their speed and misdirection,” he said. “And everything they wanted to do, they did Read More

SHS grad excels in FBI career

SHERIDAN — It’s been 10 years since he’s been back to Sheridan, but it’s really the same town he remembers. Mike Rankin arrived in town Thursday afternoon to speak at the Wyoming Big Data Conference held at the former Warehouse 201 building. “It has grown a lot,” Rankin said of Sheridan. “There are a lot Read More

School districts continue fight for funding from Legislature

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 3 and Lincoln County School District 1 in Kemmerer have joined the seven current members of the Wyoming School District Coalition fighting for an external cost adjustment from the Wyoming Legislature. The coalition was founded, in part, by SCSD1 with the goal of convincing the state Legislature to resume Read More

Big Horn Mountain Polka Club dance Sun.

SHERIDAN— The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will have a dance Sunday from 1-5 p.m. The Rapid Creek Band will be playing at the Elk’s Lodge at 45 W. Brundage St. The public is welcome to attend the dance. For additional information, please call Jean Arzy at 672-3623.

Meet the ‘Wreckers’ Tuesday

SHERIDAN— The Blacktooth Brewing Company will host a nonprofit event on Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. For every pint sold, $1 is donated to the Wild West Wreckers. The Wild West Wreckers are Sheridan’s first women’s roller derby team. There will be raffle prizes throughout the night, door prizes and food vendors. Terry Waugh and The Read More

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