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The kickoff isn’t until Aug. 30, yet the vibe at the annual Cowboy Joe Club Golf Series tournament Saturday was optimistic. (Read: we’ve got a winner of a football coach.)
New Wyoming head football coach Craig Bohl made an effort to meet and greet each golfer who had signed up to play at The Powder Horn. He preached to the faithful: Sheridan County has the second-highest number of Cowboy Joe Club members in the state. (Albany is number one.)
Bohl comes to Laramie with a most impressive resume: three straight national championships at North Dakota State and a head coaching record of 104-32. Bohl, who played college football at the University of Nebraska, will have his hands full with tough road games this year at Oregon and Michigan State. They open the season in Laramie hosting the Griz from Montana.
Bohl complimented Scotty Scott and the Powder Horn crew — PGA professionals Todd Bleidner, John Kienast, course superintendent Jason Busch and operations manager Mark Jensik and all the crew for the hospitality.
The Cowboy Joe Series is an annual tour of Wyoming communities. Top UW athletic officials, coaches and cheerleaders stop in to fundraise for UW athletics. It was a full field with UW alumni traveling on Fridays and Saturdays to play and see the best golf courses in the state. (Powder Horn is ranked number one by Golfweek magazine.)
Sheridan’s Residence Hill Bed & Breakfast has been awarded the “five-star” distinction by Trip Advisor, a leading travel website, and to boot, TA says the South Thurmond B&B has been awarded the 2014 Certificate of Excellence.
Owners Bev and Rob Bernard have welcomed guests from Europe, Asia the South Pacific.
Sheridan’s Salvation Army was part of a grand evening last month celebrating local volunteerism and philanthropy.
One compelling statistic: In 2013, The Salvation Army provided 23,636 acts of assistance to Sheridan citizens.
Another dose of data: Nationally, The Salvation Army reached almost 30 million people last year. In all, the SA has almost 7,600 operations nationally, from thrift stores, to rehab centers, to group homes, to training colleges, to summer camps.
Father’s Day is coming soon.
Things Your Father Probably Never Said
• Well, how ‘bout that. We’re lost, honey. I’ll have to stop and ask for directions.
• Here’s my credit card and keys to the car, son. Have fun!
• Your mother and I are going away for the weekend. Why don’t you call some friends and have a party at the house?
• Why do you want to get a job? I’ve got plenty of money. Let’s go to the mall.