McCarthy ‘trial’; history honor, FAB

One more dose of ink for the “mock trial” of Sen. Joe McCarthy and whether through blackmail and smear he compelled the suicide of Wyoming Sen. Lester Hunt in 1954.

The trial will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center on the campus of Sheridan College.

The presentation is free of charge and the public is encouraged to attend. Donations to the Sheridan County Historical Museum will also be thankfully accepted. Monies will benefit the Museum’s ongoing work to restore and research local history.

A number of local citizens will participate in the dramatization: attorneys Kim Cannon, Hardy Tate. Witnesses will include Kim Love, Dr. Paul Young, Tom Ringley, Kevin Knapp, Jacob Clayton, Grace Cannon, Tyson Emborg, along with students from Sheridan High School.

The author of the book from which the presentation is based, “Dying for Joe McCarthy’s Sin,” Roger McDaniel of Cheyenne, will also attend and will autograph copies of his book.

Sponsors: The Sheridan Press, Sheridan College, Frackelton’s, Sheridan County Museum, Sheridan Media.

 

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Of history……

The Sheridan Press, now in its 127th year as Sheridan’s newspaper and journal of record, is the 2013 recipient of the first place award in the publications category/magazines and newspapers from The Wyoming State Historical Society.

The Press was honored earlier this month in Torrington at the annual WSHS convention for its regular publishing of local historical photos and columns. The historical photos appear almost daily on our Public Notices pages; the columns are featured on our Voices pages. Both pages were a part of the Press’ redesign in July 2012. The nomination came from the Sheridan County Historical Society.

We appreciate the nominations from the historians and volunteers at the Museum and the recognition from the statewide history. It’s good to be part of this rich history.

 

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More news about the FAB (For. About. By) Women’s Conference.

One of the speakers will be Heather Fleming of Laramie. She is the assistant director at the Wyoming Technology Business Center (WTBC). The WTBC is a business incubator that helps start-up businesses grow and develop, likely faster than on their own.

An economist with an education from Georgetown University, Ms. Fleming was a bond trader on Wall Street for 15 years. She then moved to Baja, Mexico. and managed a palm tree ranch, raising her young son. She and her husband, a University of Wyoming teacher, relocated to Laramie a year ago.

Her discussion: “Lifting each other higher,” will focus on the importance of women helping other women succeed.

 

Tickets and registration for the conference are underway.

The FAB Women’s Conference will be Oct. 4-5 inside the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center on the campus of Sheridan College. For a complete lineup of keynote speakers, seminars and training: www.thesheridanpress.com/fab; or go to the Press’ website. Or, call, Kristen Czaban, Sheridan Press managing editor, 307 672 2431.

 

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Quotable

 

“The years between 50 and 70 are the hardest. You are always being asked to do more, and you are not yet decrepit enough to turn them down.”

 

T.S. Eliot, editor, playwright, poet, 1888-1965

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