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BIG HORN — The annual Big Horn Heritage Days celebration will be held Sunday, Sept. 4, in downtown Big Horn.
This year’s event will include live music from Chancey Williams and The Younger Brothers Band along with Tris and Sam Munsick. Live music will be performed between 4-11 p.m. There is no cover charge to attend.
For additional information, call Doug Meier at 655-5622.
The seed saving workshop is free and open to the public.
Both discussions will be led by Norleen Healy.
Books are available now for checkout at the front desk of each participating library.
The Sheridan Fulmer Library is located at 335 W. Alger St.
Sheridan Fulmer Library at noon:
“The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” — Aug. 30
“The Namesake” — Sept. 27
“Native Speaker” — Oct. 25
“Children of Syria” (Frontline DVD video) — Nov. 29
Story Branch Library at 6:30 p.m.:
“The Light Between Oceans” — Sept. 6
“Two Old Women” — Oct. 4
“Refuge” — Nov. 1
“We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves” — Dec. 5
Tongue River Branch Library at 4:30 p.m.:
“Refuge” — Sept. 13
“We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves” — Oct. 11
“The Light Between Oceans” — Nov. 8
The one-night payout is projected to exceed $200,000.
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Republican Party and HALO for Freedom Warrior Foundation will host this year’s Reagan Day Dinner, entitled “In Honor of Our Heroes,” on Sept. 3 at the Sheridan Holiday Inn.
The Reagan Day Dinner is the annual fundraiser for the Sheridan County Republican Party. This year’s event will also help to support the efforts of HALO for Freedom Warrior Foundation.
“Each year, the Sheridan County GOP works to bring guests to the event who are insightful and engaging, and this year is no exception,” Sheridan County GOP Chairman Ryan Mulholland said in a press release. “With thanks to the HALO for Freedom Warrior Foundation, our featured speaker this year is retired U.S. Marine, John “Tig” Tiegen.
“Tig” has become well known as one of the “heroes of Benghazi” and is a co-author of “13 Hours” along with other members of the Benghazi CIA annex security team. He also consulted on the movie, “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.”
Among the other honored heroes that evening will be the founder of HALO for Freedom Warrior Foundation and former Golden Knights member, retired U.S. Army Sergeant 1st Class Dana Bowman; retired U.S. Army Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Don Jenkins; and U.S. Army veteran Margaret Tiegen, who is married to “Tig.” Several other warriors will join guests for the evening as well.
“This night is all about our heroes. We will honor and recognize the men and women who are serving and have served in the United States Military, law enforcement and firefighters – our heroes who sacrifice to make this country a remarkable place,” Mulholland said. “It is certain to be a memorable night for all who attend.”
Tickets for this year’s Reagan Day Dinner are limited to 500 guests, and coordinators for the event anticipate it will sell out.
Table sponsors — which includes nine tickets — are available for $1,000 apiece. Couples can buy tickets for $175 and individual tickets cost $90 apiece.
For more information or to purchase tickets, see www.SheridanCountyGOP.com or email SheridanCountyGOP@gmail.com.
For more information or to purchase tickets see www.SheridanCountyGOP.com.
The Sheridan Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Dr.
SHERIDAN — Registration is now open for the Wyoming Conference for Violence Prevention and Response.
Cost to attend is $75 and the event will be held in Casper from Sept. 12-15 at the Ramkota Hotel.
To register see http://www.wyocvpr.net.
For more information, contact Kandice Hansen at 777-7200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ramkota hotel is located at 800 N. Poplar St. in Casper.
SHERIDAN — In the last presidential election, just 25 percent of the voting age population in Wyoming cast ballots. Only 50 percent of the voting age population in Wyoming was even registered to vote.
The Sheridan Press hopes to move the dial on both of those statistics by hosting a Rock the Vote event Sept. 17 in Kendrick Park.
Rock the Vote is a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization that works to get youth to the polls. Since 1990, the organization has been registering voters and trying to demystify the process of voter registration and elections.
In Sheridan, the event will include voter registration opportunities. Those interested in registering just need to bring a form of photo identification, such as a driver’s license. They’ll have an opportunity to fill out a voter registration form and have it notarized on site.
In order to reach out to a younger crowd, the goal is also to make the process fun. Rock the Vote has been utilizing pop culture, music, art and technology to inspire political activity for decades.
The Sept. 17 event will do the same. A live band — The InstaGators — will perform; games such as bean bag toss, giant Jenga and others will be available to play; and food trucks and a beer vendor will be on site as well. A photo booth will also be on site for attendees to enjoy.
While attendees register to vote and enjoy Kendrick Park on a fall afternoon — the event will take place from 4-7 p.m. — candidates seeking election this fall will be on site to mix and mingle with voters.
“There won’t be any formal speeches from candidates,” said Kristen Czaban, managing editor at The Sheridan Press. “But this will be an opportunity for them to chat with what we hope will be a large contingent of voters before the general election.”
While the general election will take place Nov. 8, early voting — or absentee voting — will begin Sept. 23, just after the Rock the Vote event.
In most races that will appear on ballots in Sheridan County, voters will have a choice between candidates.
“While voter registration was up in the primary election compared to 2014, we hope to keep moving that dial and get more and more people to the polls,” Czaban said.
For additional information on the event, contact Czaban at 672-2431 or email@example.com.