Football! 3 venues; SC’s jazz lunch
Date posted: September 6, 2013
Stealing a line from Monday nights on ESPN: Are you ready for some football?!
• Sheridan Broncs host Casper’s Kelly Walsh at 7 p.m. at Homer Scott Field.
• Big Horn Rams host Greybull at 1 p.m. in Big Horn.
• Tongue River Eagles host Rocky Mountain at 4 p.m. in Dayton.
One good way to spend a casual lunch hour on Thursdays is inside the new Edward A. Whitney Academic Center, on the ever-evolving campus of Sheridan College. The SC jazz band, under the direction of the college’s music department leader, Michael Flynn, performs. Yesterday’s set list included standards like Johnny Mercer’s “Autumn Leaves,” Gershwin’s “Summertime” and Jobim’s “Girl from Ipanema.” Some 20-30 students, faculty members, staff and interested citizens wandered in and out of the atrium, taking a seat, grabbing a beverage, sharing a lunch.
Good stuff, this. Every Thursday from noon to 1 p.m.
Dr. Flynn joined SC last year with a Ph.D in music from the University of Miami. He hails from near Boston.
(Psst. Don’t tell anyone, but if your group or company team needs an “A” player for one of the many golf scramble/tournament fundraisers hereabouts, recruit this guy first.)
“Jazz is from the heart. It is meant to be shared.”
— Louis Armstrong, American composer/jazz musician/vocalist, 1901-1971.
One more dose of ink:
• 2013 Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Brewfest, presented by Fremont Toyota. Saturday, Sept. 7 at Whitney Plaza.
• Sheridan County Airport Open House & Fly-In. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, at the airport. It’s presented by the Sheridan Pilot’s Association. Exhibits. Vintage aircraft. Tours. Free airplane rides for the first 100 children.
• Drive for the Cause/Helping Hearts social and women’s golf tournament. Friday night social, 6:30 p.m., The Powder Horn. The golf tournament is Saturday at 10 a.m. Proceeds benefit the new Cardiac Cath Center at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. Sponsors: Powder Horn Ladies Golf Association, The Foundation, Sheridan Memorial Hospital.
Controlled burn alert!
Happy Birthday Greetings!, today to One of Life’s Good Guys, Dick Hammer.
Was reading a little dose of history (the stuff that repeats itself) the other night, and came across how the British tried to relieve their embattled garrison at Kut, Iraq, during WWI. Communications were faulty in February 1916 in Iraq, between the commanders in Basra, the oil shipping port, and those doing the fighting.
One British lieutenant at the front line was asked by the general (in the rear) to report on the “attitude” of the enemy. The officer, whose men had just endured an artillery bombardment, replied: “Hostile.”
The general sent another message asking him to “elaborate.”
The officer replied, “very hostile.”
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