‘Pink’ event Saturday; Ms. Hoffert’s memoir

Expect a spirited, clad-in-pink, upbeat crowd at the fifth annual The Link – Partners in Pink breast cancer awareness walk/run which begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at Whitney Commons.

Some 800 are expected. Late registration at 9 a.m., in the senior citizens center.

It’s sponsored by the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation and always features survivors – those who have faced the battle themselves, or those who have survived the struggles of a loved one, either as a caregiver, family member or friend.

Tina Mediate (673-2418) has the skinny on registration and you get a cool shirt, too.

 

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Next week, author Melanie Hoffert will be in Sheridan for three events. Her acclaimed memoir, “Prairie Silence,” brings her to town, along with family members she has here.

• Wednesday, Oct. 23: A reading in the Inner Circle Room of the Fulmer Library, 6:30 p.m.

• Friday, Oct. 25: A lecture/discussion at Sheridan College, 10 a.m. to 12 noon, Sheridan College Writing Center.

• Saturday, Oct. 26: A book signing of ‘Prairie Silence,’ 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery.

Ms. Hoffert’s lectures/readings here are being sponsored by The Sheridan Press, Sheridan College, Fulmer Library, Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery.

Simply put, her memoir of growing up in North Dakota is a wonderful read – engaging, illustrative, affecting.

 

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Maybe you know, maybe you didn’t…..

Next week is National Celebrate Pro Bono Week.

To make sure Sheridan County’s not left out, local attorney Nicholas Haderlie, president of the county’s bar association, is recognizing the week with a free legal advice clinic on Thursday, Oct. 24, from 6 to 9 p.m., at the Founder’s Hall on the campus of Sheridan College.

 

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When I was a kid, my mother would hand me Life Savers candy (and an admonition: “Shhh!!!) to keep me quiet and from squirming on those hard church pews. (Going on record here: a Methodist.) Fast forward one generation, it was gummi bears handed out to William and Ryann for basically the same reasons.

Hans Riegel, who with his brother Paul rebuilt the family-owned German company after WWII, died earlier this week. He was 90. The Haribo “gold bears” are among the best candies and as I write this, there’s a bag of them in the truck. (“Haribo” is an acronym, using the first letters of his first and last names and the city in which the brand was founded, Bonn.)

While his brother was responsible for the production of the sweet, chewy gelatin candy, Hans was the marketer, overseeing sales and global development. As a company, they stretched their brand, first into other European countries in the 1970s, then into America, in 1982..

 

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This weekend, Shop Sheridan!

 

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