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Rams section; college growth

The Sheridan Press is publishing a special eight-page commemorative section about the state champion Big Horn Rams football team. It’ll be in Saturday’s editions.

There will be a game-by-game profiles, stories and photos about the players by Press sport editor Brad Estes and photojournalist Justin Sheely, and much more.

It’s a keeper.

 

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I see by the paper……

The Tax Foundation has named Wyoming once again as the best state in the U.S. for a favorable tax climate in its annual report. Taxing systems are evaluated and measured; Wyoming doesn’t have a personal or corporate income tax.

The report is used to compare states with “good” tax cultures, according to a story in the November edition of the Wyoming Business Report. South Dakota, Nevada, Alaska and Florida rounded out the top five states. The bottom five states with onerous taxes and complicated tax codes are the usual suspects: New York, New Jersey, California, Minnesota, Rhode Island.

• Also in the November edition of the WBR was a story about Sheridan College’s being awarded a $2.75 million grant by the U.S. Dept. of Labor to further develop technical training and education.

 

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A typo in Wednesday’s Notebook needs some clarity.

The Food Group supports 270 kids in Sheridan County with weekend food, partnering with Albertson’s. Last year, that number was 250.

To support a child for a school year, it’s $250. The use of a dollar sign ($) next to 270 caused some confusion in Wednesday’s column.

Incidentally, The Food Group is the delivery mechanism for our Season’s Readings book program to underserved young readers in the county. Sponsors (and drop-off points) include: McDonald’s (both locations), Sheridan College, Java Moon, Fulmer County Library, Sheridan Press office.

 

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Sheridan College’s Edward A. Whitney Academic Center opened in August. Diverse community events – such as a high-tech conference, the FAB Women’s Conference, the county GOP banquet, even a presentation of ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ – have been held there. It is a first-rate facility of classrooms and learning, first impressions and a venue to celebrate Sheridan’s potential.

What’s noteworthy from the program when the Whitney Center was being dedicated: the publishing of the college’s future timeline regarding facility development. For example, the openings:

• 2014: Thorne-Rider Student Commons and the WYO Performing Arts & Education Center.

• 2015: Large animal science facility.

• In the future plans, 2015 to 2021: development/renovation/new construction of the college’s science, agriculture and culinary centers; renovation/expansion of the college’s technical educational programs and facilities; renovation and expansion of the Wyoming Culinary Institute. New construction for additional student housing; expansion and renovation of the college’s athletic facilities.

Long-range planning, coupled with vision and a timeline, often ensures growth and success. One more asset for “our” college.

 

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Shop Sheridan, this weekend!

 

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