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Box book signing; Farmers Market today

See you at the parade!

Welcome rodeo fans and visitors!

 

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Today’s the Farmers Market kickoff, beginning at 5 p.m. at Grinnell Plaza.

Bonnie Gregory, the manager, sends along a note that various produce, meats, honey/jams/jellies, baked goods and all kinds of handmade items. Plus, live music from the Celtic Sage Irish Band and a beer garden.

It’s sponsored by the Downtown Sheridan Association.

Next week, the market will be a part of July’s Third Thursday Street Festival.

 

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The Sheridan Press’ parade float this year will feature a “guess the weight” entry of a roll of newsprint. Since the Press is 129 years old, the winner with the correct guess will win $129. This year’s theme: Where the West Is 1. Hint: It’s less than 1,000 pounds.

We’ll also hand out 500 free copies of Friday’s newspaper, wrapped in peach newsprint, to give it an “old-timey” look. The front page of the wrapper will be the front page of The Sheridan Press from July 15, 1931, the first-ever Sheridan WYO Rodeo.

 

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Tomorrow (Friday), best selling Wyoming author C.J. Box, this year’s Sheridan WYO Rodeo parade marshal, will be signing books at our local book store, Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery, beginning at 8 a.m. (“Pre-parade.”) If you miss him then, he’ll return Saturday at 11 a.m. for a second signing at the bookstore.

“Shots Fired,” is his latest.

“Box generally avoids whodunits and surprises; the title story’s subtitle gives away its principal revelation. But if you’re looking for rising tension played out against natural scenery, nobody does it better.” Well, there you go. Courtesy Kirkus Reviews.

Box and his family live near Cheyenne. He is the author of 11 novels featuring the Joe Pickett character and two novels, including “Blue Heaven,” which received the 2008 Edgar Award, the top honor from the Mystery Writers of America.

 

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Belated thank-you: Bruce Burns had another bang-up, special evening on the Fourth of July with the annual fireworks show he engineers and sponsors.

Part of that night’s census: more than 1,000 to 1,200 cars, plus all the other watchers nearby. Thanks, Bruce.

 

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I see by the paper………

Five former cheerleaders for the Buffalo Bills are suing the team for subjecting them to a “jiggle” test. The NFL team says it was about conditioning.

Most surprising: the Bills have cheerleaders?

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