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Concert coming to honor Avery

‘Tis the season, tax season… • “I contend that for a nation to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket, and trying to lift himself up by the handle.”
— Winston Churchill, 1874-1965, British prime minister

 

• “A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.”
— George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Irish writer/playwright/Nobel Prize winner

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There’s a summer concert coming to celebrate the life of longtime Sheridan music educator Bill Avery. This tribute concert, according to one of Avery’s former students, Dr. Rod Bisbee, will be Tuesday, July 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the band shell in Kendrick Park.
Avery, along with a few other of his students, will conduct and there will be the premiere of a song by Prof. Robert Washut, a former student, to honor Avery. Prof. Washut is on the music faculty at Northern Iowa University.
Says Dr. Bisbee, to his peers and former Avery students: “Now if you haven’t played for awhile, don’t worry, just brush the dust off your instrument and start out with long tones and legato quarter notes until you have your lip back. Let’s fill the stage and park in honor of Mr. Avery for his service to the community since 1950!”
There will be two rehearsals before the concert. For more information, call Don Cherni, 752-0436.

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Sheridan Press tidings …
Wednesday, we bade farewell to Kenna Chivers, one of our staff members, who is relocating to eastern Washington. Kenna was a multi-tasker: classified advertising sales, subscriptions, customer service, reception. Notably, she managed our public notices advertising which were a big part of our print redesign last July. We moved the public notices (aka legal advertising) from the back of the newspaper to the front section, modified their presentation, including photos of local public officials, and added historical photos from the Sheridan County Museum. She made it work with ambition and grace. We wish her the best.

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Nobody asked me, but…..
The TSA’s recent ruling to allow two golf clubs, hockey sticks and pocketknives back on airlines is a screwball idea. Knives?
And which two golf clubs? Putter? Driver? Lob wedge? What about the other 12?

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Dept. of incidental info….
The first American to have indoor plumbing installed in his house?
The poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. In 1840. So say the editors at Home & Garden magazine.

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They Said It

“You were the one who made things different; you were the one who took me in. You were the one I could count on; above all, you were my friend.”

— Tom Petty, singer/songwriter

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