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Local Briefs Dec. 9, 2014

Children’s, Youth Chorales to present concert at the WYO SHERIDAN — Sheridan County’s Children’s and Youth Chorales will perform a Christmas concert Wednesday at the WYO Theater. The group is comprised of kids between the ages of 8 and 14. Tickets for the event are $5 for adults, seniors and active military and $3 for… Continue Reading

Chamber announces Stroll decoration winners

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of the 2014 Sheridan Christmas Stroll lighting and decorating contest last week. The Cottonwood Kitchen Shop won first place for the best use of the theme “Sugar Plum Stroll.” The Sugar Boot took second place. For best indoor decorating, Babe’s Flowers earned first place… Continue Reading

Vets encourage owners to check pets’ chompers

Vets encourage owners to check pets’ chompers

SHERIDAN — Chances are you are well aware of the importance of keeping your teeth clean and visiting a dentist regularly; but, you may not know the principles of good oral hygiene and dental health hold true for dogs and cats. Periodontal disease is the most common clinical condition occurring in adult dogs and cats,… Continue Reading

Locals ‘Get Caught Shopping’ downtown Saturday

SHERIDAN — Representatives from the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce were out and about Saturday in search of shoppers wearing Christmas Stroll buttons and handing out gifts to a lucky few. The shops along Main Street were active if not busy with shoppers, though not many were wearing Stroll buttons. But there were a handful… Continue Reading

Cancer survivors start support group, meet Mondays

SHERIDAN — A cancer survivors support group has been formed, “A Shared Journey.” 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

Tongue River branch library to host open house this week

RANCHESTER — The Tongue River branch of the Sheridan County public library system will host an open house Friday. The event will run from 3-5 p.m. and will include a reading of Christmas stories. Refreshments and cookies will be served. For additional information, call the library branch at 655-9726. The library is located at 145… Continue Reading

Hypnotist to perform Thursday at Sheridan Holiday Inn

SHERIDAN — Sailesh, a hypnotist, will perform Thursday from 8-10:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn. According to organizers, Sailesh’s show includes hypnosis, improv, music and interactivity. Doors for the event open at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $10 in advance from the Holiday Inn front desk or $15 at the door and are available only to… Continue Reading

Reception set for Sagebrush art exhibit

SHERIDAN — An artist reception for the Sagebrush Community Art Center’s “Retrospective Invitational Show” will be held Thursday from 4:30-7 p.m. The exhibit features work by three well-known Sheridan area artists: Carol Berry, Elaine Henry and Margie Newman. The show encompasses the entire first floor of the art center. Refreshments will be served at this… Continue Reading

Historical society to host holiday dinner Thurs.

SHERIDAN — Members of the Sheridan County Historical Society will hosts their annual dinner and silent auction Thursday. The evening will include a presentation from Jeremy Johnston of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody. He will discuss “Two Rough Riders: The Enigmatic Relationship of Theodore Roosevelt and Buffalo Bill.” The silent auction… Continue Reading

Jaycees accepting nominations for Outstanding Sheridanite award

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Jaycees will accept applications for the Outstanding Young Sheridanites program through Dec. 19. The program recognizes three individuals between the ages of 18 and 40 who exemplify the best attributes of the Sheridan community. The Outstanding Young Sheridanites will be honored Jan. 14, 2015, at the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce… Continue Reading

Sunday & Monday Events Dec. 6, 2014

Sunday • 2 p.m., Christmas at the Carriage House, Carriage House Theater, 419 Delphi Ave., $15 for adults, $12 for students, seniors and active military • 3-6 p.m., Trail End State Historic Site holiday open house, 400 Clarendon Ave., $2 per person, children free • 4-7 p.m., Community Holiday Dinner, Sheridan Holiday Inn, 1809 Sugarland… Continue Reading

Local Briefs Dec. 6, 2014

Next ‘Brown Bag Lunch Seminar’ to focus on holiday stress SHERIDAN — Holiday stress 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… Continue Reading

Generals beat All-Stars 103-62

Generals beat All-Stars 103-62

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Generals battled the Wyoming All-Stars for the second time this season Friday night, and the results were almost identical to what they were two weeks ago when they beat the All-Stars 110-69. Although the Wyoming All-Stars roster was a makeshift and completely gutted one, the new guys still couldn’t keep up… Continue Reading

Wesleyan church to host Miss Merry Christmas pageant

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Wesleyan Church in Sheridan will play host to the Miss Merry Christmas Pageant next weekend. On Dec. 13, Wyoming girls between the ages of 0 and 15 will compete in six age divisions. Attendance to the event is free and open to the public, though the entry deadline was Nov. 28.… Continue Reading

UMC cookie, candy sale to be held Dec. 13

SHERIDAN — The United Methodist Church will host a cookie and candy sale Dec. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The ladies of the church do the baking, and invite members of the community to do the buying and the eating. The sale will feature more than 1,000 homemade cookies and candies, including gluten-free… Continue Reading

Story School Christmas concert to be held Dec. 16

STORY — The kindergarten through fifth-grade students at Story School will perform a Christmas concert Dec. 16. The performance will include a variety of traditional and newer holiday songs. Prior to the concert, the school will also host a meet-and-greet, providing a chance for community members to mingle with teachers and students. The meet-and-greet will… Continue Reading

Train locomotive catches fire

Train locomotive catches fire

PARKMAN — The Tongue River Fire Protection District and Dayton Volunteer Fire Department responded Thursday morning to a Burlington Northern Santa Fe locomotive fire on the Parkman hill. Matt Jones, BNSF regional director of public affairs for Montana and Wyoming, confirmed that the train was carrying grain and was approximately 110 cars long. The train… Continue Reading

‘We the People’ team preps for state qualifier

‘We the People’ team preps for state qualifier

SHERIDAN — Students in the Advanced Placement Government class at Sheridan High School are once again preparing to compete in the annual “We the People” competition, brushing up on their constitutional knowledge and warming their political chops. Thursday night the group staged a dress rehearsal in the Inner Circle at Fulmer Public Library to give… Continue Reading

Men accused of poaching may claim tribal rights defense

SHERIDAN — Two of three men cited for poaching had a status hearing Thursday before Judge Shelley Cundiff in Sheridan County Circuit Court. Ronnie Fisher and Clayvin Herrera were cited in October in connection with three elk killed in January near Eskimo Creek in the Bighorn Mountains. Colton Herrera was cited as well, but has… Continue Reading

Goodfellow Fund efforts kick off

Goodfellow Fund efforts kick off

The annual Goodfellow Fund kicked off Wednesday at The Sheridan Press with a donation of $500. The Press founded the fund in 1958 to benefit the local Salvation Army. Since then, more than $300,000 has been raised to buy food, clothing, toys through the local Salvation Army. The Bank of the West is a partner… Continue Reading

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