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‘Samaritan’ honor coming in May

The Good Samaritan Award, presented by the Sheridan chapter of The Salvation Army and The Sheridan Press, will be May 10 at the Holiday Inn Conference Center. It’s an evening to celebrate those who have exhibited selfless behavior to others in this fine community, either in the past year, or in a lifetime of service to others.

The guest speaker for the evening will be Irene DeAnda Lewis, executive director of The Salvation Army Red Shield Youth and Community Center in urban Los Angeles. She has cited repeatedly for her service by city and state officials and was a guest of the president during his State of the Union speech at the U.S. Capitol in January. Her facility serves more than 4,000 children and families as an “oasis” in the inner city of Los Angeles.

Tickets ($25) include a plated meal, hors d’oeuvres, entertainment and Ms. DeAnda Lewis’ presentation on community development.

Credit Alan Weakly and Capt. Don Warriner for the heavy lifting in putting together this evening and resurrecting this recognition that has laid dormant in recent years. Alan will be distributing nomination forms for the award throughout Sheridan. They are available as well from the Press’ office at 144 Grinnell St.

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The best book (so far) of 2014 is Dan Jenkins’ memoir, “His Ownself: A Semi-Memoir.” Jenkins is one of the best American sportswriters ever, starting in the newspaper biz at an early age, transitioning to a long career at Sports Illustrated where he made his bones covering golf and college football. He continues to write, at age 84, for Golf Digest. Jenkins has written 22 books, three of which have been made into movies. And he’s written the best golf book ever, “The Dogged Victims of Inexorable Fate.”

Early on in his new book, I made the decision to dog-ear pages that are rich in humor, anecdotes and other assorted story telling. It is laugh-out-loud funny, a delight to read and a “keeper” for any library.

It’s available from our local Main Street book emporium, Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery.

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I see by the paper…….

A Canadian broadcast regulator has reprimanded three Toronto-based “erotica” television channels for not serving up the required 35 percent Canadian-related content. Noted one pundit in GlobalNews.ca, a Canadian news organization, “the government wants to hear more ‘ehs’ along with ‘oohs and ahhs.’”

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The Cowboy Joe Club Golf Series tour/schedule has announced its schedule. It rolls through Sheridan on Saturday, May 31 at The Powder Horn. These 12 statewide tournaments raised more than $200,000 last year for the 350-plus U. of Wyoming student-athletes. The series begins later this month (Mar. 28) at the Southern Dunes Golf Club near Phoenix for the UW “snowbirds.”

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