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Cowboy Joe Club; ‘We the People’

University of Wyoming booster Brian Morgen stopped by Wednesday afternoon. A visit from the ever-friendly Brian usually means something’s big coming regarding UW sports and the Cowboy Joe Club. With him was Adam Waddell, who starred on the UW men’s basketball team (’07-’12) and is now associated with the CJC.

What’s coming:

• Cowboy Joe Club fundraiser.

• Holiday Inn Conference Center.

• Wednesday, April 30, 5:30 p.m.

Morgen says the top UW coaches, including new football coach Craig Bohl, will be in attendance. (Larry Shyatt, men’s basketball; Joe Legerski, women’s basketball, Tom Burman, athletic director). Morgen in 2008 was honored by UW for his fundraising and membership efforts, a lifetime achievement recognition. Waddell, who is from Cody, has a UW lineage: his father, Tim Waddell, was a member of the 1976 Cowboy football team that went 8-4 but lost to OU in the 1976 Fiesta Bowl. His mom, the former Lori Kline, suited up for UW women’s basketball.

For info: call Morgen, 674-7572.

 

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I like Wyoming’s chances in the “We the People” competition later this month in Washington, D.C. The Sheridan High School team, some 23 students strong, had a dress rehearsal/fundraiser Wednesday night at Sheridan College. They will be representing the state of Wyoming against other ‘We the People’ teams across the U.S. These SHS students are sharp, clever and know their stuff.

State Rep. John Patton asked some tough questions, regarding the U.S. Constitution, presidential procedures, the Federalist papers; then posed some more localized Q&A, the governor’s dispute with state education secretary Cindy Hill and the litigation and news coverage between the SCSD#2 school board and administration and The Sheridan Press that involves the state’s open meetings laws and the release of public documents.

Tyson Emborg, the team’s coach and sponsor, will be leading the trip and was the evening’s moderator. Watching him interact with his students the other night and getting to know him better in recent years, one is struck with the sentiment that Emborg is one of those educators who ascend into the “my favorite/most influential teacher” status when graduates recall their school memories at reunions and socials; passionate, committed, challenging himself and his students to be at their best. Humor and wit, too.

His students paid tribute to him for his guidance and long hours with the team, gifting him with bagels and fishing gear from the Fly Shop of the Bighorns.

 

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From the This-Sounds-Like-An-Ad, file……

John Harrison says his Warehouse 201 restaurant will roll out a new menu come Tuesday. John’s a Sheridan native, moved away for 30-plus years, then, like many, returned last year to open Warehouse 201. Always an attractive vibe therein.

 

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Happy Easter, everyone!

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