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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.
Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission 5:30 p.m., August 7 2nd floor Commissioners’ Board Room, Sheridan County Courthouse, 224 S. Main St. • Call to order and pledge • Roll call • Approval of Agenda • Approval of minutes- July 2nd, 2014 • Matters from the public (items not on Agenda) • New business 1. Item No: CU-14-009: Koltiska Cell Tower CUP OWNER: Gary and Vicki Jo Koltiska 2. Item No: CU-14-010: Sheeley Ranch Cell Tower CUP OWNER: Sheeley Ranch, Inc. 3. Item No: CU-14-011: Turned Antiques Expansion CUP OWNER: Neltjie 4. Public Hearing- proposed amendment to the rules and regulations governing zoning, Sheridan County, Wyoming • Matters from staff 1. WYOPASS Annual Conference, September 17-19, Pinedale, Wyoming • Matters from Commissioners 1. None at this time • Adjournment
BILLINGS— The Big Sky Dowser will meet at its 37th annual convention from Aug. 23-24 at the Moose Lodge in Billings, Mont.
Dowsing is a type of divination employed in attempts to locate ground water, buried metals or ores, gemstones, oil and many other objects and materials without the use of scientific apparatus.
Come to the convention and learn about dowsing and see it demonstrated and learn the technique. The special presenter will be Big Sky Dowser Charter Member Vern Bandy who will demonstrate dowsing rods he personally designed.
For further information call Edris at 406-255-0928, Lois at 406-252-4215, or Gary at 406-670-0821.
BIG HORN— Professional polo announcer and young horse trainer Gus Whitelaw will be at the Brinton Barn in Big Horn Wednesday.
At 10 a.m. Whitelaw will give a horse demonstration and talk about training a young horse, getting a polo horse used to “traffic,” the polo ball, field work and other horse-related topics.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information call 672-3173. The barn is located at #241, to the west of the Brinton Museum Entrance, 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn.
SHERIDAN— The Wyoming Department of Education will hold a public comment hearing in Sheridan Tuesday, Sept. 9. As required by statue, the WDE is seeking public comment on proposed changes and additions to the content standards in areas such as English, language arts and mathematics. There have also been additions for new standards in the content areas of social studies, physical education, and career and vocational education. The public hearing will be in room 164, Griffith Memorial Building at the Sheridan College, 3059 Coffeen Ave. from 6-8 p.m.
SHERIDAN—Sheridan College will celebrate Constitution Day, Wednesday, the 227th anniversary of the creation of the U.S. Constitution. Led by English faculty member David Golden, Sheridan College will present a complete reading of the Constitution, Bill of Rights and the remaining Amendments. The reading will begin at 1 p.m. inside the Thorne-Rider Campus Center on Wednesday. The event is open to the public. For more information call Wendy Smith (307) 674-6446 ext. 2801.
UCROSS—The public is invited to “Wyoming Voices: Reflections on the Natural World and Our Place In It” 3 p.m. Saturday at the Big Red Barn in Ucross. Wyoming Voices features readings, stories, presentations, and reflections from Wyoming writers, artists, students, and scientists. This year, the presenters will explore ideas of “wilderness” and “wildness” from a range of perspectives. Attendees will hear from Sheridan-based poet Jane Wohl, WyoFile reporter and Big Horn native Greg Nickerson, past Ucross resident and Wyoming Outdoor Council staff member, Stefani Farris, and American Indian Studies professor Caskey Russell. Susie Cannon of Big Horn will be the emcee. The public is invited and the event is free and open to the public. Both presentations will be followed by a reception with hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. For more information, call Emilene Ostlind at 307-766-2604.
SHERIDAN—Sheridan College is having a presentation called “Memories of Heart Mountain: The Imprisonment of Japanese Americans during World War II” by Sam Mihara, a former prisoner at the Heart Mountain, Wyoming, and Pomona, California internment camps during World War II. During World War II, the U.S. government forced 9-year-old Sam Mihara and his entire family to move from their home in San Francisco to an internment camp in Wyoming. Seventy years have passed since the incarceration and Sam is one of the few survivors willing to speak about this experience. In his moving presentation, he talks about his years in the Heart Mountain and Pomona internment camps, providing a first-hand account of this great civil rights injustice that was experienced by more than 120,000 Japanese Americans. Sam Mihara is a rocket scientist who worked for Boeing and later started his own high-tech consulting firm. He was incarcerated at the Heart Mountain Relocation Center during World War II, and he now travels around the country speaking about that experience. The presentation will be on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Whitney Presentation Hall. For more information, contact Misty Bateman at email@example.com
SHERIDAN—Few people today know much about the largest child migration in history. Between 1854 and 1929 more than 250,000 orphans and unwanted children were taken out of New York City and given away at train stations across America. Organized by Rev. Charles Brace to rid New York City of homeless street children and provide them with a chance to find new homes, this nearly 80 year experiment in child migration is filled with horror stories and happy endings. Sheridan Fulmer Library will host “Riders on the Orphan Trains”, the official outreach program of the National Orphan Train Complex, at 11 a.m. on Saturday in the Inner Circle. There will be a one hour presentation including music and photos. The library is located at 335 W. Alger St. For more information, contact Christina Schmidt at 674-8585 ext. 29.
SHERIDAN—The Kendrick Mansion at Trail End State Historic Site will open its doors free of charge for ticket holders on Saturday, as part of Smithsonian Magazine’s tenth annual Museum Day Live! nationwide event. Museum Day Live! offers free admission to visitors presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket at a participating museum or cultural institution. The Museum Day Live! tickets are now available to download at Smithsonian.com/museumdaylive. Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! ticket will gain free entrance for two at a participating venue for one day only. One ticket is permitted per household, per email address. For more information about Museum Day Live! 2014 and a list of participating museums and cultural institutions, go to Smithsonian.com/museumday/venues. Trail End State Historic Site is located at 400 Clarendon Ave. Call curator Sharie Prout with any questions at 674-4589. The museum will be open from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, and visitors must present a Museum Day Live! ticket to gain free entrance.
SHERIDAN—There will be a free Caregiver Conference at the Holiday Inn Oct. 3 and 4. All caregivers all welcome and the conference will feature general information and focused sessions on Alzheimer’s Disease. Register by Sept. 30 by calling 1-877-926-8300 and ask for the Sheridan Caregiver Conference. Or go online at www.uwyo.edu/wycoa. Events will kick off Friday with an appreciation dinner and will wrap-up Saturday around 5 p.m. The Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Dr.
SHERIDAN— A public square rosary crusade is gathering on Saturday at noon on the corner of Main and Burkitt. This is meant to bring people together to pray for America as a nation. An estimate of 12,000 similar rallies will occur throughout the U.S. on Saturday. For more information call Terry Grasky at 672-6964.
SHERIDAN—Election day is Nov. 4 and there will be another candidate forum next Tuesday and Wednesday. This is an opportunity for candidates to share their views with the public. Candidates for local positions will speak on Tuesday and state and federal candidates will speak on Wednesday. Both forums are in the Whitney Presentation Hall at the Sheridan College, 3059 Coffeen Ave. at 7 p.m.
DAYTON—Meet and greet Dayton’s local candidates for Mayor and Town Council on Thursday. Ask questions so that you can make an informed vote on Nov. 4. The event is being held at the Tongue River Valley Community Center from 7-9:30 p.m. For more information, call the Community Center at (307) 655-9419.
SHERIDAN—For the next series of Brown Bag and After Hours lectures by Lynn Gordon, she will focus on fear.
The After Hours lecture is on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.
There will be a repeat of the seminar on Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. Both lectures will be held at the Downtown Sheridan Association.
For more information call 307-674-6446 ext. 2200. The lectures are offered by Family and Personal Counseling Center and Sheridan College Community Education.
SHERIDAN — Field representatives for Wyoming’s congressional delegation will host office hours Wednesday at the Sheridan County YMCA.
The office hours provide area residents an opportunity to discuss issues, views, questions and concerns with the field representatives. The comments and concerns will be relayed to Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso and Rep. Cynthia Lummis.
The office hours will be held from 11 a.m. to noon.
The Sheridan County YMCA is located at 417 N. Jefferson St.
For more information, contact any of the three congressional offices:
• Enzi’s Gillette office: 682-6268;
• Barrasso’s Sheridan office: 672-6456;
• Lummis’ Sheridan office: 673-4608.
SHERIDAN — Let’Er Buck Car Wash, along with more than 2,200 other car wash locations across the nations will provide free car washes to veterans and current military service personnel, under a Grace For Vets program on Tuesday.
Washes will be given rain or shine at 624 E. Brundage Lane from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The free washes are given to honor and recognize those that have and are serving in the armed forces.
Grace For Vets was founded by Mike Mountz, former owner of Cloister Wash & Lube in Pennsylvania in 2004.
Mountz vowed to find a way to honor veterans. Several years after opening his first car wash, he started the Grace For Vets Free Wash Program. With the help of car washes across the country who participate, more and more military servicemen and women are recognized each year through this program.
For Let’Er Buck Car Wash locations or to obtain more information call 751-4851 or visit www.leterbuckcarwash.com or www.graceforvets.org.
Let’Er Buck Car Wast is located at 624 E. Brundage Lane in Sheridan.
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 — A free retirement strategy presentation will be held Thursday at the Powder Horn Clubhouse.
The event, “Plan Your Retirement on Your Own Terms,” will include cocktails and conversation about retirement preparation and strategies to maximize Social Security benefits.
The program will begin at 4:30 p.m. with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. The retirement presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m.
Organizers ask those planning to attend to RSVP by the end of today. To RSVP, call 674-6288.
The Powder Horn Clubhouse is located at 23 Country Club Lane.
SHERIDAN — To help mark the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I and educate residents about Sheridan County’s contribution to the war, Sheridan Fulmer Library will host an exhibit through Nov. 30.
The exhibit will be on display in the Inner Circle and The Wyoming Room.
On Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Inner Circle, Michael Dykhorst, an assistant researcher in The Wyoming Room, will give a presentation about Sheridan County men and women who participated in the war. The presentation will include many photos of Sheridan events during the war and local historian Bob Wilson will present WWI military uniforms and weapons of the time.
The Inner Circle exhibit will include photos and information about Sheridan enlisted men and women who served as nurses, pencil sketches of war scenes by Sheridan resident George Ostrom — who was a soldier during the war — and photos of bond drives held in Sheridan. Display cases in The Wyoming Room will feature WWI uniforms and other memorabilia.
The Children’s Library will also have a WWI display and various age-appropriate activities during the month.
The library is located at 335 W. Alger St. For more information, call the library at 674-8585.
SHERIDAN — Every Tuesday, beginning March 10, the Sheridan Senior Center will host “Love a Book” at 10 a.m. in the center’s community room.
Jackie McMahon will read aloud to attendees. She will begin with some of John Erickson’s stories, such as “Hank the Cowdog.”
The new program is geared toward older adults who love books, but whose vision may be preventing them from reading.
For additional information, contact Jane Perkins of the Sheridan Senior Center at 672-2240.
The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce luncheon set for Wednesday, March 11, will feature a recap of the 63rd legislative session that is wrapping up in Cheyenne this week.
The luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Best Western Sheridan Center.
Local legislators will share issues and accomplishments that arose during the legislative session that could affect local businesses.
The luncheon is open to the public. The cost for the buffet lunch is $15.
For additional information, call the Chamber of Commerce at 672-2485.
The Best Western Sheridan Center is located at 612 N. Main St.
SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming Extension Office will host a presentation and conversation highlighting the “Wyoming Small Hydropower Handbook” on Monday and Tuesday.
A formal presentation will be held Monday at 6 p.m. at the Sheridan College/UW Watt Agricultural Building in room 132. The facility is located at 3401 Coffeen Ave.
A luncheon roundtable will be held at Pistol Pete’s Café in Buffalo on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. The restaurant is located at 800 N. Main St.
For additional information, contact Scott Hininger at 674-2980 or Blaine Horn at 684-7522, or see renewables.uwyo.edu.
SHERIDAN — March’s “After Hours” and “Brown Bag” seminars will focus on self care.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, Lynn Gordon of the Family and Personal Counseling Center will lead the discussion on self-esteem revisited.
The seminars are sponsored by Sheridan College’s continuing education program.
The seminars are free and open to the public with no reservations required. The seminars will be held Tuesday from 5:30-6:10 p.m. and Wednesday from 12:10-12:50 p.m. at the Downtown Sheridan Association building.
For more information, contact Gordon at 672-6789.
The DSA is located at 150 S. Main St.
SHERIDAN — The annual Claire Yorks Spring Book Discussion Series began in January at Sheridan County libraries and will continue this month.
The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will offer the series “Nature, Animals, People and Their Interactions,” which will be moderated by Katie Curtiss.
The Story Branch Library and Tongue River Branch Library will offer the series “Remembrance of Things Past: Exploring the Ghosts and Dreams of Family Memories.” The series will be moderated by Norleen Healy.
The Claire Yorks Reading and Discussion Series is funded by an endowment established at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. Yorks was born in Sheridan to Leroy and Mildred Calkins. She graduated from high school in Sheridan and moved to Seattle to work in the aircraft industry in World War II. There she met and married her husband Samuel Yorks. She finished college and became a social worker in Portland. When she retired in 1982, the Yorks moved to Sheridan where they were involved community volunteers. Sam Yorks was the first moderator of adult reading and discussion groups at the Fulmer Library in Sheridan.
The books are available for checkout at the front desk of each library. Patrons are welcome to attend one or more of the discussions at any of the libraries.
The schedule is as follows:
- Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
March 17: “Ordinary Wolves” at 6:30 p.m.
April 21: “We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves” at 6:30 p.m.
May 19: “The Light Between Oceans” at 6:30 p.m.
- Story Branch Library
April 6: “Glass Castle” at 6:30 p.m.
May 4: “All Over But the Shoutin’” at 6:30 p.m.
- Tongue River Branch Library
April 14: “This Boy’s Life” at 4:30 p.m.