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SHERIDAN— The Sheridan Bar Association along with the Sheridan College are holding a free legal advice clinic on Thursday, Oct. 23. From 6-9 p.m. at the Founders Hall, lawyers will be present to answer your legal questions for free. To schedule an appointment, call the Wyoming Center for Legal Aid at 307-777-8383.
SHERIDAN—The Sheridan County Historical Society will hold their annual meeting Thursday at the Holy Name Parish Center at 260 E. Loucks St. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. with a short business meeting followed by a program presented by Warren Mischke. The event is free and open to the public. Mischke will have a presentation focusing on the history of elk in the Bighorn Mountains. Mischke is a retired Wyoming Game and Fish professional with 36 years of experience. His career began at the fish hatchery in Tensleep before moving throughout the state with postings in Star Valley, Rock River, and Sundance. He transferred to Sheridan as an Information Specialist. There will be light refreshments served following the presentation. For more information related to the meeting, contact John Woodward at the Sheridan County Museum (307) 675-1150.
SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Board of Agriculture will meet from 1-5 p.m. Wednesday at the Holiday Inn in Sheridan.
During the meeting, the board will receive updates from Wyoming Farm Bureau, the University of Wyoming, WDA Director Jason Fearneyhough, and review Applied Producer Research Grant Program applications. The board will also discuss a letter of support for the Sheep Experiment Station and address other business as necessary.
There will be a chance for public comment during the meeting.
The Board of Agriculture enforces the rules and regulations of the Wyoming Department of Agriculture. Seven board members are appointed by the governor for six-year terms to represent geographical areas of the state.
A full agenda with call in information for the meeting can be found at http://wyagric.state.wy.us/boa/agenda.
For more information, call the Wyoming Department of Agriculture at 777-7180.
The Sheridan Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Drive.
SHERIDAN — “Celebrating our Heritage…Pursuing our Future” is the theme for the 95th annual meeting of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation. The meeting will be Thursday through Saturday at the Holiday Inn in Sheridan.
Policy discussion is the main purpose of the meeting and guides the work of the organization. According to Ken Hamilton, WyFB Executive Vice President, the resolutions range from support for CDL driver’s license changes to groundwater control areas; and from trespass laws to Big Horn and Domestic Sheep issues.
The featured speaker from the American Farm Bureau Federation is John Anderson, deputy chief economist for AFBF. Anderson will speak Friday at 2:15 p.m. about the importance of trade to agriculture and he will provide a cattle market outlook.
A screening of the film “Farmland” will be shown at 9:45 a.m. on Friday.
Young Farmer and Rancher events will also showcase some of the many opportunities available for our younger leaders in the agricultural community of Farm Bureau.
Sheridan College will host the YF&R collegiate discussion meet at 5 p.m. Thursday. Students from Sheridan College, Eastern Wyoming College, Northwest College and the University of Wyoming will compete.
Elections, awards, and a “Harvest for All” food drive round out the meeting events.
The meeting agenda is at www.wyfb.org.
The Sheridan Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Drive. Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.
SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host a 25th anniversary celebration for volunteers, patrons and the Sheridan community on Saturday.
WYO Theater staff and board members invite the community to an evening of memories, music and surprises. The event will begin at 7 p.m.
Tickets are complimentary, and may be obtained by calling the theater at 672-9084. Organizers ask community members to RSVP by Tuesday.
The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.
SHERIDAN — The Service Group ladies of Trinity Lutheran Church will host a quilting bee Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.
No experience is necessary to attend and the event is open to all ages.
Children planning to attend should plan to be with parents or grandparents in attendance.
Those planning to attend can come for part or all of the bee.
Lunch will be served.
All aspects of the Lutheran World Relief Quilts will be set up including cutting, laying out, assembling fronts to back, machine stitching and tying.
In May, quilts created by the group will be sent to Lutheran World Relief headquarters in South St. Paul, Minnesota.
In 2013, 500,000 quilts were distributed through the group to disaster areas and displaced persons.
For additional information, call the church at 672-2411.
Trinity Lutheran Church is located at 135 Crescent Drive.
SHERIDAN — Santosha Yoga will host a free day of yoga and meditation Saturday, March 7, on the top floor of the Old Taylor School.
The day will begin at 8:30 a.m. and wrap up at 3:30 p.m. Throughout the day, five yoga and meditation classes will be held.
There will also be two breaks for snacks, drawings and tours and a break for lunch.
Prizes for the drawings will include Chamber Bucks, coffee gift cards, beauty products and free class sessions.
There will also be an opportunity to donate to a local nonprofit to be voted on by attendees.
For additional information, see balancedlivingconsultants.com, call 763-0017 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Old Taylor School is located at 1030 N. Main St.
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Community Land Trust will host its annual community open house Tuesday, March 10, from 6-9 p.m. below the nonprofit’s offices on Main Street.
The open house will showcase the work of the nonprofit.
The public is invited to enjoy food, drinks and a chance to win prizes such as a fly fishing trip or a ranch vacation stay.
For additional information, contact Claire Hobbs at 673-4702 or to learn more about SCLT see sheridanclt.org.
The open house will be held on the ground level of 54 S. Main St.
SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Homebuilders Association annual Home and Garden Show will begin at 5 p.m. Friday, March 13, at the Sheridan Holiday Inn.
The show will be open from 5-8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
The show will include a little something for everyone with more than 60 exhibitors and vendors expected.
The free event will also include special activities and drawings.
For additional information, contact Kathy Sampson at 672-5732 or email@example.com.
The Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Drive.
SHERIDAN — Sheridan AARP members will meet at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Sheridan Senior Center.
Wayne Schatz will present the “Wyoretired.com” website he built for a class sponsored by the National office of AARP. The session was called “Volunteer Leadership Institute” or VLI and was offered to current AARP volunteers who were interested in learning new leadership skills and tools. The VLI was held over the last six months through webinars, virtual/online classes, books, teleconference calls, PowerPoint presentations and in-person sessions.
Candidates were nominated by AARP state office personnel and selected by the national office staff. Each participant was asked to develop a project that would help in a learning track (advocacy, community outreach or external representation). Schatz chose to build a website designed to share information and resources with Wyoming retirees. He will share highlights of the VLI class and visit the website with our local Sheridan AARP chapter.
All members of the community are welcome to this free event.
The evening will begin with a potluck at 5:30 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring their own place settings and a covered dish to share.
The Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.
SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Woman’s Club will meet March 15 at 12:30 p.m. at the Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse.
The annual “Guest Sunday” meeting will include a carry-in lunch. Members are encouraged to bring family and friends, as well as food to share, for an afternoon of good food and visiting.
Tom Ringley will also present at the meeting.
For additional information, contact Kathy Hosford at 674-7656.
The Big Horn Woman’s Club clubhouse is located at 314 S. Second St. in Big Horn.
SHERIDAN — The Northeast Wyoming Sage-Grouse Local Working Group will consider recommendations for updating the Wyoming Sage-Grouse Conservation Plan’s core area and connectivity area maps on March 16.
The group’s recommendations will be passed along to the Sage-Grouse Implementation Team that will then make recommendations to Gov. Matt Mead.
Anyone proposing a change to a core or connectivity area boundary should provide the local working group with maps or written descriptions with a rationale for the proposal in advance of the meeting. Those documents can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Northeast Wyoming Sage Grouse Local Working Group is one of eight local working groups statewide. Each is composed of citizens representing various stakeholder groups interested in sage-grouse conservation and associated land management issues.
The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Johnson County Fire Station meeting room, located at 709 Volunteer Lane in Buffalo.
SHERIDAN — The staff of the Sheridan County Museum has invited the public to get a special look behind the scenes at the museum Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Attendees will get a peek at upcoming exhibits and programs when they drop by anytime during the four-hour period.
A Tidbit Saturday program will also be held at 10 a.m. for younger visitors.
The events are free and open to the public, but advance reservations are requested for those planning to participate in the Tidbit program.
For additional information, or to make a reservation, call 675-1150.
The museum is located at 850 Sibley Circle.
SHERIDAN — Saturday, March 21, is World Down Syndrome Day and a meet and greet will be held to celebrate the occasion.
The day is held annually to raise awareness and advocate for the rights, inclusion and well-being of individuals with Down Syndrome.
From 1-4 p.m. at the Sheridan County YMCA, stop by to celebrate people with Down Syndrome.
For additional information, contact Jessica Layher at 751-1199.
The Sheridan County YMCA is located at 417 N. Jefferson St.
SHERIDAN — The Bowhunters of Wyoming will hold an annual winter meeting and dinner banquet March 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Holiday Inn.
The event brings together new and existing members to review recent success and future opportunities.
The conference will begin at 6 p.m. Friday with the executive council and a Wyoming Game and Fish presentation at 7 p.m. Also on Friday evening, Terry Waugh and the Wild Night Outlaw Band will perform beginning at 8 p.m.
Activities on March 21 will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a poker run. Other activities will include a fly fishing workshop, an afternoon safety workshop and a membership meeting.
The banquet dinner March 21 will begin at 6 p.m. It will include a guest speaker and silent and live auctions. Tickets to the banquet are $35 for adults, or $7 for children 12 and younger.
Registration for the banquet must be purchased in advance and forms may be picked up at Vacutech, Xtreme Auto Body, Nationwide Sports and Big Horn Trading Company. Tickets for the banquet may also be purchased online at bowhuntersofwyoming.vcn.com.
For additional information, call George Rogers at 763-1003.
The Sheridan Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Drive.
BIG HORN — The March meeting of the Big Horn Historical Society will be held Sunday, March 22, at 1 p.m. at the Big Horn Woman’s Club Clubhouse.
The meeting will feature a presentation by local historian Scott Burgan on General George Crook and the 1876 campaign of the Indian wars from the perspective of his scouts.
The meeting will begin with a potluck lunch, followed by the presentation.
The event is free and open to the public.
For additional information, contact Judy Slack at 674-6363 or email@example.com.
The Big Horn Woman’s Club Clubhouse is located at 314 S. Third St. in Big Horn.
SHERIDAN — Wildlife managers with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department will present the proposed 2015 hunting seasons through a series of open houses and a final public information gathering meeting in northeast Wyoming.
There will be three open houses and one final public information gathering meeting held in the Sheridan Region March 23-26. During the open houses, WGFD personnel will be available to discuss the proposed 2015 hunting seasons for local hunt areas. This is an opportunity for sportsmen to share information, observations or ideas they think would be valuable in developing 2015 hunting season proposals.
The three open houses will be held at the following locations:
- 4-7 p.m. March 23, WGFD Regional Office, 700 Valley View Drive, Sheridan
- 4-7 p.m. March 24, Johnson County Library, 171 N. Adams Ave., Buffalo
- 4-7 p.m., March 24, Campbell County Public Library, 2101 S. 4-J Road, Gillette
The final public information gathering meeting will be held on March 26 in Sheridan at the WGFD’s office, beginning at 7 p.m.
Written comments may be submitted at the meetings or by mail to Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Attn: Regulations, 3030 Energy Lane, Casper, WY 82604. Written comments must be received by 5 p.m. March 31.
SHERIDAN — The next meeting of the Cloud Peak Backcountry Horsemen will be Tuesday, March 24, at the Masonic Building in Buffalo.
Projects and events for the coming year will be discussed.
The Masonic Building is located at 155 Cedar St. in Buffalo.
SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Women’s Business Networking group will host an expo March 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall.
The event will feature exhibitors, nonprofits and presentations throughout the day alongside various booths featuring food and goods.
Presentations will include information on local nonprofits, essential oils, Zumba, reflecting your youth, touching lives in a way that can be counted and information on the upcoming FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference set for April 17.
The event will benefit the Advocacy and Resource Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters and the local suicide prevention coalition.
The Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall is located at 1753 Victoria St.
SHERIDAN — Health Insurance Navigators will be in Sheridan on March 28 at the Wyoming Free Tax Service provided in room 10 of the Griffith Memorial Building at Sheridan College from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced a special enrollment period for individuals and families who did not have health coverage in 2014 and are subject to the fee or “shared responsibility payment” when they file their 2014 taxes.
This special enrollment period will allow those individuals and families who were unaware or didn’t understand the implications of this new requirement to enroll in 2015 health insurance coverage through the FFM.
The special enrollment period began March 15 and ends at 9:59 p.m. on April 30. If a consumer enrolls in coverage before the 15th of the month, coverage will be effective on the first day of the following month.
This year’s tax season is the first time individuals and families will be asked to provide basic information regarding their health coverage on their tax returns. Individuals who could not afford coverage or met other conditions may be eligible to receive an exemption for 2014. To help consumers who did not have insurance last year determine if they qualify for an exemption, CMS also launched a health coverage tax exemption tool today on HealthCare.gov and CuidadodeSalud.gov.
The navigators will be available to assist those having questions or wanting to enroll. People can walk-in or set up an appointment by calling 211.
For more information about Health Insurance Marketplaces, see healthcare.gov/marketplace.
SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host an instrument petting zoo in the Inner Circle on March 28 at 10 a.m.
Instrument petting zoos have been offered for several years by orchestras and other entities around the country to introduce children and adults to instruments that may be otherwise inaccessible.
Some instruments can be delicate, expensive and complicated to use, which is intimidating to many would-be child and adult musicians. This event will allow participants to get up close with a variety of instruments to see, hear and touch them and learn how they work.
The program will be led by certified music therapist Michele Folster and musician Dr. Scott Flagg, who will bring several of their personal instruments to the event.
“We’ll be bringing and talking about some familiar instruments and some that you may have heard about but have never actually heard or seen like didgeridoos and Native American flutes,” Folster said. “It will be a fun time with fun instruments for all ages! Come make some noise with us!”
The library is located at 335 W. Alger St.
SHERIDAN — Employees at the U.S. Forest Service Tongue Ranger District will host an open house April 2 from 4-6 p.m. to welcome District Ranger Amy Ormseth.
The open house will be held at the Tongue Ranger District office located at 2013 Eastside Second St. in Sheridan.
Ormseth comes to Sheridan most recently as the District Ranger from the Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron/Comanche National Grasslands in Salida, Colorado. She began her work in Sheridan earlier this year.
The open house affords an opportunity for the public to meet Ormseth and district employees one-on-one and learn what the district has planned for the upcoming summer season.
For more information about this event, call 674-2600.
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan-Johnson County chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will meet at 6 p.m. April 2 at the Sheridan Holiday Inn, in the Le Gourmet room.
Dinner will be ordered from the menu, however it is not necessary to order dinner to attend the free program.
Following dinner, at approximately 7:15 p.m., Billings Bureau of Land Reclamation archaeologist George Shannon will give a presentation on the Mystic Maze site, located in Needles, California. Numbers of geoglyphs have been located on the large 100-acre site. The geoglyph designs were created with stones from the site. The Mystic Maze site is considered a portal to the Mojave Indians afterlife. It is also subject to a Chrome IV spill and is currently undergoing a cleanup action.
Shannon holds a doctorate in anthropology from Michigan State University and has practiced archaeology in the Arctic, Midwest, Eastern Seaboard, Southeast, Texas, Southwest, California and Great Plains over the past 40 years.
Reservations are not necessary to attend the free program and members of the public are encouraged to attend.
The Sheridan Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Drive.
SHERIDAN — A cancer survivors support group,“A Shared Journey,” has been formed. It meets Monday evenings at 5:30 p.m. inside the Sheridan Senior Center.
Survivors of cancer, regardless of diagnosis, and those currently undergoing treatment, are welcome to attend.
For more information, call Renea Parker at the Welch Cancer Center, 674-6022
SHERIDAN — The April meeting of Akcita Win will feature construction of hot rice packs to be donated to the Second Chance Sheridan Cat Rescue, as demonstrated by hostesses Mary Ann Fiedor and Janice Nielsen. Attendees are also asked to bring a dog or cat toy to donate to the Dog and Cat Shelter.
All are welcome to attend. For more information about Akcita Win, call club president Karen Kjerstad at 751-5939.
The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. April 7 at Country Kitchen, located at 2617 N. Main St.