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From staff reports SHERIDAN— Sheridan County is launching a county-wide contest to design a new logo that represents the county in a unique and identifying way. Submissions will be accepted through Thursday, Aug. 7. The County Commission will select up to 10 semi-finalists to be presented to the public for voting. Finalists will each receive $50 in Chamber Bucks, and the contest winner will receive $250 in Chamber Bucks.
SHERIDAN— Sheridan County School District 2 is holding a second opportunity for Kindergarten screening. All Kindergarten parents are urged to have their child attend this screening if they did not do so in April. Appointments can be made by calling 674-7405, extension 5105 no later than August 8. You can register your child for Kindergarten is Sheridan School District 2 at the screening. Parents and guardians need to bring a birth certificate and immunization records to the registration. Children must be five-years-old on or before September 15, 2014 to be eligible for Kindergarten this fall. For more information call Scott Stults at 647-7405, extension 5108.
SHERIDAN— Funny Face Productions presents the musical comedy, 13, featuring twenty-three Sheridan-area teens. They will perform in the brand new Mars Theater at the WYO Theater, 42 North Main St. from July 30 until Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the WYO Theater box office or at www.wyotheater.com.
• 8 a.m., Horse Showmanship and Halter in Arena 1
• 9 a.m., Exhibit Hall open
• 10 a.m., Rabbit show in Eaton Barn
• 10 a.m., CHAPS equine therapy demonstration in Arena 2
• 1 p.m., Horse Programmed Ride in Arena 1
• 2 p.m., Horse English events in Arena 1
• 5:30 p.m., Market Beef show in Beef Show Ring
• 7 p.m., 4-H community dance underneath the grandstands, with music by Justin Beasley
• 8 a.m., Market and Dairy Goat, Dairy Cattle show in the Pavillion
• 9 a.m., Exhibit Hall open
• 9 a.m., Tractor pull in Arena 1
• 10 a.m., Heifer Futurity show followed by Breeding Beef show in the Beef Show Ring
• 1 p.m., Alpaca show on the North Pavilion lawn
• 2 p.m., Cat show in the Exhibit Hall
• 4 p.m., Sheep show in the Sale Ring
• 4 p.m., Krystal Riley equine therapy demonstration in Arena 2
• 8 a.m., Poultry show in Eaton barn
• 9 a.m. Exhibit Hall open
• 10 a.m., Horse Western events followed by Speed events in Arena 1
• 11 a.m., Krystal Riley equine therapy demonstration in Arena 2
• 7 p.m., Pig Wrestling competition in Arena 1
Monday (closing day)
• 8 a.m., Dog show in the Exhibit Hall
• 9 a.m., Exhibit Hall open for non-animal classes
• 1 p.m., Dog Agility on the Exhibit Hall laaen
• 4 p.m., Buyer’s dinner in the Infield Tent
• 6 p.m., Market Livestock Sale in the Sale Arena
See www.sheridanmedia.com/files/2014-sheridan-county-fair-booklet-new.pdf for the full schedule for the Sheridan County Fair. Free and open to the public. For more information, call the Fairgrounds at (307) 672-2079 or the 4-H office at (307) 674-2980.
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Farmers Market will be held Thurdsay in the Grinnell Plaza. From 5-7 p.m. vendors will sell produce, arts and crafts and more as live music, children’s activities, demonstrations and nonprofit booths are hosted. Attendance is free for customers and vendor booths are available to rent. For more information or to sign up as a vendor call Bonnie Gregory at the Downtown Sheridan Association 672-8881 or see www.downtownsheridan.org.
RANCHESTER— Come meet the Dayton Candidates for Mayor and Town Council Thursday. At 6 p.m., all candidates will be at the Tongue River Valley Community Center to answer questions. The center is located at 411 Dayton St. in Ranchester. For more information please call Gina at 655-2443. This event is free and open to the public.
SHERIDAN — A new local theater group, the Off-Kilter Fellowship, will present six editions of “Baby With the Bathwater,” July 31- August 2 and August 7-9 nightly at 7:30 p.m. The dark comedy about how difficult it is to be a parent and how scary it is to be a baby is directed by Jacob Claytor and features Carol Nowakowski, Jenn Smith, Donna Gifford, Savannah Hennigh and Garrett Key. The show is for mature audiences only due to strong language and sexual content. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students, seniors and military and will be sold at the door. For more information contact Key at 461-0192.
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Foundation will host “Hoffman Days”, Friday and Saturday at Sheridan College. Bruce Hoffman has been with the Northern Wyoming Community College District for 50 years, and coached the Generals men’s basketball for 16 years. Friday’s events will begin at 11:30 a.m. and will include a golf scramble and lunch. Saturday’s events will start at 5:30 p.m. and will feature the Bruce Hoffman banquet. Registration deadline is July 25 and both events are $50 per person. The SC Foundation is looking for contact information for any of Hoffman’s former players to invite them to the two-day event, which features a banquet and a roast, recognizing Hoffman’s commitment to NWCCD. For more information, please call Debi Isakson at 674-6446, extension 4302.
SHERIDAN— The First Presbyterian Church will host a women’s retreat from August 8 through August 10. Open to all women in the community, the retreat will be held at Camp Story. Dr. Anita Schamber, Christian life coach, is the guest speaker for the retreat. Those who would like to attend should pick u pa registration form at the church and return it before August 1. Registration costs $95 and covers food, lodging and materials. For more information please call Nancy Elliot at 674-6342.
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Foundation will host “Hoffman Days” Aug. 1-2 at Sheridan College. Bruce Hoffman has been with the Northern Wyoming Community College District for 50 years and coached the Generals men’s basketball for 16 years. All of the players from his coaching days have been invited to join in the recognition. Events will begin Aug. 1 at 11:30 a.m. with a four-person, four-club choice golf scramble over nine holes at Kendrick Golf Course. Registration is $50 per person and includes clubs, a cart and lunch. The deadline to register is Friday. The events of the day will continue with a welcome reception at Sheridan College from 5-7 p.m. Attendees are invited to the new Thorne Rider Campus Center for hors d’oeuvres and spirits for $25 per person. A banquet will be held Aug. 2 featuring a full-service dinner and good-natured roast of Hoffman. The cost to attend is $50 per person. For more information on any of the events or to register for the golf tournament call Debi Isakson at 674-6446 ext. 4302.
STORY— The Story Women’s Club is hosting a sock hop Friday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. You must wear socks, and hopefully dress in 50’s clothing. They will also serve cookies and punch. Free and open to the public, the sock hop will be held at the Story Women’s Club, 28 N. Piney Road in Story. For more information please call Ginny Petersen at 683-3310.
SHERIDAN— There will be a community dance Friday at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. Underneath the grandstands, dance to music by Justin Beasley at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. The fairgrounds are located at 1753 Victoria Street.
SHERIDAN— The Sheridan County Sportsmans Association will hold a 3-D archery shoot Saturday and Sunday at 8 a.m. The family friendly event will be at Bear Lodge and costs $10 per shooter. If you want to shoot for competition, the cost is $20. There will be food and drinks available. The lodge is located at 5600 U.S. 14 in Dayton. For more information please call George Rogers at 763-1003.
SHERIDAN— The Never Flinch annual Summer Slam will be on Saturday, August 2 at 8 a.m. at the Sheridan YMCA. The annual Summer Slam is a 3-on-3, co-ed grass volleyball tournament that will help raise funds for the Weston Johnson Memorial Scholarship. The entry fee is $100 per team, and you can register up until 7:30 a.m. on August 2. For more information, please call Liz Dearcorn at 763-2614.
SHERIDAN — For the next event in a series of outings celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964 and the 30th anniversary of the Wyoming Wilderness Act of 1984, the Wyoming Wilderness Association will host a Grizzly Bear ecology tour in the Shoshone National Forest. On Saturday, Chuck Neal, a retired U.S. Department of the Interior ecologist, will lead the group into grizzly bear country and teach the ecology and biology of the bears. Bring a picnic lunch and spend time discussing the anniversary of wilderness areas. The walk will be approximately 5 miles roundtrip, and is a steep uphill climb. For more information or to register call the WWA at 672-2751 or email email@example.com.
SHERIDAN— Local musician and music therapist Michele Foster will present a free class on basic guitar skills. Folster will be at the Sheridan Fulmer Library on Saturday from 10-11:30 a.m. This class is meant for beginners interested in learning how to play the guitar. If you have a guitar, please bring it to the class. Folster will have two available for use. For more information, please call the Sheridan County Fulmer Library at 674-8585 ext. 29.
SHERIDAN— Local author Abbie Johnson will read from her work Saturday. Johnson will be at the Sheridan County Fulmer Library at 2 p.m., and will read from her novel, ‘We Shall Overcome’, as well as poems from two of her collections. Copies of her two books will be available for sale. This event is free and open to the public. For more information please call the author at 674-6109.
SHERIDAN— The Elks Lodge will hold a fundraiser for Harold Johnson to help raise money for his cancer challenge. From 4-6p.m. on Saturday there will be a dinner, live music, and an auction. The cost is $10 and the lodge is located at 45 W. Brundage St. If you can’t make it, you can send donations to the Harold Johnson Fund, PO box 5082, Sheridan, WY 82801. For more information please call Terry Jurosek at 686-7755 or Sara Silla at 461-1442.
Sheridan County Commission 8:45 a.m., Monday, August 4 216, Commission Library, Commission Office, 2nd floor, Sheridan County Courthouse, 224 S. Main St. • Call to order • Voucher review • Consider Mill Levies for FY 2014-2015 • Staff/elected reports • Adjourn
SHERIDAN— The Chamber’s Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee and the Sheridan County Cattlewomen are holding the 10th annual Buyers’ Reception. The reception precedes the 4-H/FFA livestock sale on Monday, August 4, at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. The dinner is at 4 p.m. with the livestock sale beginning at 6 p.m. For more information please call Marlin Norling at 752-1460.
Town of Dayton Council Agenda 7:30 p.m., August 4, 2014 Dayton Town Hall, 608 Broadway St., Dayton • Call to order. • Approval of agenda 1. Additions 2. Deletions • Approve minutes of the July 16, 2014 secondary council meeting. • Reports – Utility Clerk/building permits, Fire/Rescue Department, Law Enforcement, Engineering, Employees, Planning Committee, Council, Tongue River Joint Powers Board. • Approve warrants. • Announcements/correspondence. • Old business update. • Award Yard of the Month for July. • Acknowledge Councilman Alley’s contribution to Dayton Days. • Hear a presentation from Devin Peterson about Cannon printers. • Discuss a dog kennel for the Town Shop • Act on and discuss the Verizon Tower Agreement. • Council comments/requests for future agenda items • Citizen communique • Adjourn to executive session to discuss real estate
Board of County Commissioners 9 a.m., Tuesday #220, Second Floor Boardroom, Sheridan County Courthouse, 224 S. Main St. • Call to order and pledge • Consent Agenda: 1. Minutes from staff meeting, July 14, 2014 2. Minutes from special session, July 14, 2014 3. Minutes from regular session, July 15, 2014 4. Minutes from staff meeting, July 21, 2014 5. Minutes from special session, July 23, 2014 6. Findings of Fact for V-14-0012: Phillips Lot Size Variance 7. Findings of Fact for CU-14-003: Walker Equine Clinic CUP 8. Sheridan County License Agreement 1415LA with MDU to cross Pompey Creek Road, CR 129 and install new electric services, (fee paid) 9. Sheridan County License Agreement 1416LA with MDU to cross Pompey Creek Road, CR 129 and install new electric services, (fee paid) 10. Affirm application for 24-hour catering permit for the Big Horn Y, LLC, for a poker run to be held July 26, 2014; at the Big Horn Y, 7088 Coffeen Avenue, Sheridan, WY 11. Affirm amendment No 2 with Envision Pharmaceutical Services, LLC (“Envision”) amending claims for covered drugs under the Affordable Care Act, effective August 1, 2014 12. Affirm Plan Document and Summary Plan Description with Employee Benefit Management Services (EBMS), effective July 1, 2014 13. Affirm Non Voluntary Contract with Delta Dental Plan of Wyoming D.B.A. Delta Dental of Wyoming, effective July 10, 2014 14. Release of Mortgage to Mildred Chambers for Lot 3, Block 2, Woodland Park Subdivision – Phase One, Acknowledging Payment Received of $21,400.00 15. General County Vouchers, July 16. General Airport Vouchers, July • Consider Agenda • Announcements • Public Comments on matters not on the Agenda • Consider Wyoming Office of Homeland Security Grant Award for FY 2014 Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) • Consider S-14-001M: Arab Acres Three Minor Subdivision • Consider CU-14-007: Maestri Ranch Private Air Strip CUP • Consider CU-14-008: Big Horn Community Center CUP • Consider Resolution 14-08-024 Proposition for Continuance of Optional One Cent Sales/Use Tax • Consider Resolution 14-08-025 Grant Application to WYDOT for 2015 CMAQ Funds • Consider Resolution 14-08-026 Grant Application to WYDOT Aeronautics for Airfield Tractor and Mower • Consider Resolution 14-08-027 Response to City of Sheridan Resolution 21-14 Annexation of Property and Roads • Consider Rescinding Resolution 14-07-023 Fire Restrictions and Consider Adopting 14-08-028 Revised Fire Restrictions • Consider Resolution 14-08-029 Vacation of a Portion of Upper Big Horn Sheridan Road A.K.A. Big Horn – Sheridan Upper Road • Consider Agreement of Acceptance with WYDOT for Loop Road • Adjourn
SHERIDAN — The next offering of the “Tidbit Tuesday” educational program at the Sheridan County Museum will be held next week. The program gives children and their families an opportunity to explore history together from 10 a.m. to noon every other Tuesday throughout the summer. The events are free and open to all, but space is limited to 24 children so pre-registration is requested. Subsequent activities will be on Aug. 19. For more information or to register call 675-1150. The museum is located at 850 Sibley Circle.
SHERIDAN— Jentel Artist Residency Program is pleased to present this month’s residents. “Jentel Presents” will take place Tuesday, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center. This month’s presenters include an encaustic artist, a performance artist, a narrative fiction writer, a painter, a photographer and a fiction writer. The art center is located on the corner of Fifth and Broadway, and this event is free and open to the public.
SHERIDAN— The Chamber’s Governmental Affairs Committee is hosting a Candidate Forum Tuesday and Wednesday, August 5 and 6. This is a chance for the public to ask all of the candidates, both locally and at a state level, questions. On Tuesday, candidates for U.S. and State positions will be at Sheridan College’s Whitney presentation hall, 3059 Coffeen Ave. On Wednesday, candidates for County, City and Town positions will be there. Both events are at 7 p.m. For more information please call the County Elections Office at 674-2515.