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Film Festival opens; FAB welcomes Wright

The Notebook’s U. of Alabama pal – gearing up for this week’s Big Game with Johnny Football and Texas A&M – writes in about U. of Tennessee football.

Question: Why do Tennessee fans wear orange?

Answer: So they can dress that way for a game on Saturday, go hunting on Sunday, and pick up roadside trash on Monday.

(You hear this about U. of Texas fans, too, though my alumni buddies clarify and say: “It’s burnt orange.”

 

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One of the “cool things” about having 82801 as a zip code is access to independent film twice a year. There’s the Sheridan Film Festival in the fall, and then again in the spring – 10 weeks each time. Always welcomed.

Centennial Theatre owner Bill Campbell, who has been treating movie-lovers to this weekly (Wednesday) fare of excellent imported and U.S.-made small, indie films for many years, has another terrific lineup. It begins tomorrow.

This week, it’s “The Way, Way Back.” So says Rotten Tomatoes, a user-friendly movie review website: “It makes use of its talented cast, finely tuned script and an abundance of charm to deliver a funny and satisfying coming-of-age story.” Well, there you go.

Showtimes: 4:30 p.m. and 7:15.

 

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It was good to read in Friday’s editions of The Sheridan Press how our Sheridan College’s enrollment has increased by 5 percent over the same period a year ago. The headcount was 1,425 with enrollment expected to increase to more than 2,000 students over the course of the fall semester.

Twice in recent years, SC has been recognized by Community College Week magazine as one of the fastest-growing two-year colleges in the U.S.

 

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Sheridan College will be the site for the forthcoming FAB Women’s Conference, Oct. 4-5, presented by The Sheridan Press and Sheridan College. The Press plans to make this an annual event. It’ll also feature the Woman of the Year honor. It will be in the new Edward A. Whitney Academic Center.

Monday, it was announced that Brig. Gen. Kathy Wright, the first female general in the Wyoming National Guard, will be the Friday, Oct. 4 luncheon keynote speaker. She’ll also be a part of a seminar/discussion about women in nontraditional roles, likely talking about the challenges and joys of being a woman in a male-dominated profession.

Gen. Wright, in the military since 1973, has Sheridan roots, having been born here and having parents that graduated from Sheridan High School.

For FAB tickets, scholarships, info and registration: contact Press managing editor Kristen Czaban, 672-2431; or, go to the Press website, where there is a direct link to the FAB Women’s Conference.

 

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Quotable

 

“I’ve been told I was on the road to hell, but I had no idea it was just a mile down the road with a dome on it.”

 

President Abraham Lincoln, in a comment about Congress, 1864

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