State champs; Season’s Readings

State champions! The Big Horn Rams football team — as most know — won the state 2A championship Friday in Laramie.

“Put the wood to her,” is the saying in the newspaper business regarding type size. Back in the day, large headline typefaces were made of wood and when there was a big story, newspaper editors brought out the big wood. That’s why Saturday’s edition of The Sheridan Press had just one word across the top, an apt description: CHAMPIONS!

Congratulations to coach Michael McGuire, his team, staff, the Big Horn school and community and parents.

Press staffers Brad Estes and Justin Sheely made the trip for the big game in Laramie in UW’s stadium. The Press will publish a special commemorative section of the season, the playoffs and the state title in Saturday’s editions. Look for it.

 

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Season’s Readings – a gift of reading.

If you’re a parent or grandparent, at some point you buy children’s books. First readers, books with big pictures, shapes of animals — that sort of book. Typically, kids read them a few times, maybe it’s some nighttime reading as well, and then the book is set aside for the next one. The books eventually end up in a box, a bookshelf, a basement or an attic where they age and get dusty. Often, they’re in good shape physically.

(Daughter Ryann’s favorite bedtime read was “Squawk to the Moon, Little Goose.” The things you always remember.)

Season’s Readings is a program we’ve started here at The Sheridan Press. It’s the donation of these slight-used children’s books to area locations and sponsors. The books will be collected by the local organization, The Food Group – Community Feeding Children, and will be placed in food packages. The deadline for donations is Dec. 20.

The locations and sponsors include: McDonald’s (both locations), Java Moon, Sheridan College, Fulmer Public Library, The Sheridan Press.

Consider a gift of reading to underserved children.

Thank you.

 

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Best macaroon — ever — in the whole wide world?

It’s at The Merc in Big Horn. Right there in heart of “downtown.”

Todd & Candace Swanson, trained in Denver and in France, know their way around a stove. Serving lunch and dinner.

 

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I see by the paper…..

According to GolfWeek magazine, Rob Hogan of Ireland, an instructor, is now in the record books for playing the fastest round of golf. He shot 77 in 39 minutes, 31 seconds. The next day, he shot 79 in 41:24. Hogan, 27, recorded these rounds at the Speedgolf World Championships recently at the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Oregon. He carried six clubs and sprinted down the fairways. His personal best for 18 is 31 minutes in Dublin. (No word if the beer cart stopped during his round.)

 

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Quotable

 

“Skip a par three.”

— Golf legend Ben Hogan, to comedian Bob Hope when Hope asked the usually taciturn Hogan on how to shave five strokes off his game.

 

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