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College is major economic engine

Our Sheridan College wants to expand and renovate its aging tech center. If voters say yes to a bond issue Aug. 20, work can begin on more than 52,000 square feet of new and renovated teaching facilities that will continue to create high-tech, good-paying jobs that are required by Wyoming and area employers. Founded in 1948, Sheridan College is an economic driver for Sheridan and Johnson Counties. Other notable:

• There are 433 employed at SC, 269 full time with a payroll of more than $12 million,
• There are 1,761 for credit students (2011). Out of area students generate more than $3.5 million in local sales.
• Sheridan College’s budget is more than $24 million annually. Most of its expenditures are spent in the Sheridan service area.

— All this info from the college and Economic Modeling Statistics, Inc. (Feb. 2010)

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Fundraiser alert……
Would imagine if The Brinton Museum and Ken and Barbara Schuster are involved, it’ll be a nice evening out.
There’s a fundraiser for The Brinton Museum’s expansion July 5. They are taking reservations and seating is limited. Live music, good food and company.

To reserve a spot: The Brinton Museum, 672-3173.

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Dept. of incidental info…..
Twelve Americans walked on the moon, the first being, of course, Neil Armstrong, July 20, 1969. His shipmate, Buzz Aldrin, also took a stroll.

Ten others came after, including Alan Shepard who managed to work in some golf while picking up rocks.
The last two astronauts who walked on the moon were Harrison Schmitt, and Gene Cernan, in December 1972.

Every one pretty much knows Armstrong’s “One step…” greeting when he stepped from the lunar landing craft, The Eagle. What was the last thing said from the lunar surface?
“Let’s get this mother out of here,” so declared Cernan.

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Winning headline

Metrically Speaking, We Never Followed the Liter
— Scranton (Pa.) Times, about a story how the metric “revolution” didn’t evolve

Headline writers struggling with math

“With California Invasive Weeds Awareness Week just around the corner (July 17-23), there are two words every Californian should know: yellow star thistle.”

— San Francisco Chronicle

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Quotable

“It is tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”

— Yogi Berra, Hall of Famer, American icon and social muse

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