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Local Briefs Nov. 11, 2013

From staff reports

 

 

Dr. Walker to

present grazing

management research tomorrow

 

SHERIDAN — Dr. John Walker, professor and resident director of research at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in San Angelo, Texas will be discussing grazing management research on Tuesday at Sheridan College.

The lecture is free and open to the public. It will be held in the Whitney Presentation Hall at 7 p.m.

The lecture is part of the Wyoming Society for Range Management’s annual meeting.

There will be several other activities including technical sessions and a ranch tour on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. A registration fee will apply to all activities outside of the lecture.

For a complete agenda see www.rangelands.org/wyoming.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

 

NAMI

Family-to-Family

Education Program Wednesday

 

SHERIDAN — The National Alliance on Mental Illness will host an informational session on the NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program on Wednesday.

The meeting will take place at the Fulmer Public Library Inner Circle from 7-8 p.m. and offer more information on the organization and the program being offered.

The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a free, 12-week course for family and caregivers of individuals with severe mental illness.

The course is set to begin after the new year and includes current information on many afflictions, treatments, current research, special workshops and more.

All instruction and course materials are free to participants.

For more information contact Michelle Feltner at 317-439-8524, email mfeltner11@yahoo.com or see www.namiwyoming.org.

 

Discover ‘Whales of Oz’ Thursday

 

SHERIDAN — Dr. Rachel Kristiansen, faculty member in the Social Science department at Sheridan College, will introduce the community to the humpback whales of Hervey Bay on Thursday as she presents “The Wonderful Whales of Oz.”

This free presentation in the Sheridan College Whitney Presentation Hall is open to everyone.

Kristiansen is a Sheridan native who received her doctorate in experimental psychology.

During her graduate career she studied various species of whales and dolphins.

The humpback whales explored here have made Hervey Bay, Australia, a regular stop on their annual migration to Antarctica.

Join at 7 p.m. to see encounters with the whales and enjoy refreshments after the presentation.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

 

Affordable Care Act discussion Thursday

 

SHERIDAN — State of Wyoming Insurance Commissioner Tom Hirsig will speak at Sheridan City Hall regarding the Affordable Care Act on Thursday.

This free presentation is open to the public and will share insight, particularly a Wyoming perspective, on the act.

The presentation and discussion will also be broadcast live on cable television channel 12.

It will take place from 7:30-8:30 a.m. in council chambers, City Hall, 55 Grinnell Plaza.

For more information contact the Sheridan County Chamber at 672-2485.


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