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Oct
23
Thu
Local congressional office hours @ Sheridan YMCA
Oct 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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 County Historical Society @ Holy Name Parish
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm

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.

Nov
12
Wed
Wyoming Board of Agriculture to meet in Sheridan @ Holiday Inn
Nov 12 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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.

Nov
13
Thu
Wyoming Farm Bureau meeting @ Sheridan College
Nov 13 – Nov 16 all-day

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.

Plan Your Retirement on Your Own Terms @ The Powder Horn clubhouse
Nov 13 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

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.

WWI exhibit, presentation @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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.

Feb
28
Sat
Trinity Lutheran Church Quilting Bee @ Trinity Lutheran Church fellowship hall
Feb 28 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

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.

Mar
10
Tue
‘Love a Book’ program @ Sheridan Senior Center
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am

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.

Mar
13
Fri
Sheridan AARP meeting @ Sheridan Senior Center
Mar 13 @ 5:30 pm

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.

Mar
15
Sun
Big Horn Woman’s Club meeting @ Big Horn Woman's Club
Mar 15 @ 12:30 pm

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.

Mar
16
Mon
Sage-Grouge Local Working Group meeting @ Johnson County Fire Station meeting room
Mar 16 @ 9:30 am

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 tom.christiansen@wyo.gov.

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.

Hydropower presentation @ Sheridan College/UW Watt Agricultural Building, room 132
Mar 16 @ 6:00 pm

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.

Mar
17
Tue
‘After Hours’ seminar on self care @ Downtown Sheridan Association building
Mar 17 @ 5:30 pm – 6:10 pm

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.

Claire Yorks Spring Book Discussion Series @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Mar 17 @ 6:30 pm

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.

Mar
18
Wed
‘Brown Bag’ seminar on self care @ Downtown Sheridan Association building
Mar 18 @ 12:10 pm – 12:50 pm

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 Tuesdays from 5:30-6:10 p.m. and Wednesdays 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.

Mar
21
Sat
Bowhunters of Wyoming dinner banquet, meeting @ Sheridan Holiday Inn
Mar 21 @ 6:00 pm

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.

Mar
22
Sun
Big Horn Historical Society meeting @ Big Horn Woman's Club Clubhouse
Mar 22 @ 1:00 pm

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 jslack@wyoming.com.

The Big Horn Woman’s Club Clubhouse is located at 314 S. Third St. in Big Horn.

Mar
24
Tue
Cloud Peak Backcountry Horsemen meeting @ Masonic Building in Buffalo
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm

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.

Apr
2
Thu
Archaeological Society presentation on Mystic Maze @ Sheridan Holiday Inn, Le Gourmet Room
Apr 2 @ 6:00 pm

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.

Apr
6
Mon
Cancer survivors support group, “A Shared Journey” @ Sheridan Senior Center
Apr 6 @ 5:30 pm

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

Apr
7
Tue
Akcita Win meeting to make rice bags for cat rescue @ Country Kitchen
Apr 7 @ 6:00 pm

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.

Apr
8
Wed
Casual Conversations in History @ Sheridan Senior Center
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — The next “Casual Conversations in History” discussion will focus on the “History of Horse Racing to Fair Grounds and Flour Mills of Sheridan County.”

The program will be held from 10-11 a.m. April 8 at the Sheridan Senior Center.

Historian Helen Laumann will lead the event.

“Casual Conversations in History” is sponsored by the Sheridan County Museum and the Sheridan Senior Center. Discussions are free and open to the public.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.

Apr
26
Sun
Big Horn City Historical Society program @ Big Horn Woman's Club
Apr 26 @ 1:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn City Historical Society will present a program on rock art and historical inscriptions at its next regular meeting on April 26 at the Big Horn Woman’s Club.

Scott Burgan will talk about rock art and historical inscriptions he has found in northern Wyoming.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

A carry-in potluck lunch will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday with the program to follow.

The Big Horn Woman’s Club is located at 314 S. Second St. in Big Horn.

Apr
27
Mon
‘Philanthropy is…right next door’ community discussion @ Edward A. Whitney Academic Center Atrium at Sheridan College
Apr 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Homer A. and Mildred S. Scott Foundation, The Wyoming Community Foundation and Philanthropy Northwest are hosting an exploration of Wyoming philanthropy themed “Philanthropy is…right next door” on April 27 and 28.

The opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. April 27 in the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center Atrium at Sheridan College. It will celebrate the ways residents make the Sheridan community a place they are proud to call home.

On April 28, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Historic Sheridan Inn, participants will explore the role of philanthropy in community prosperity, philanthropy trends in Sheridan County, potential areas of growth and stories of community collaboration. The day will end with an update about Give Sheridan, a local effort to allow Sheridan citizens to support causes they care about.

Invited speakers include Lynn Ziegenbiem with the Peter Kiewit Foundation, Jeff Clarke with Philanthropy Northwest, Mary Garland with the Ellbogen Foundation, Mickey Babcock with the Equipoise Fund, Jay McGinnis with the YMCA and Homer A. & Mildred S. Scott Foundation and Jody Shields with the Wyoming Nonprofit Network.

The event is open to any organization, collective or individual committed to advancing the practice of philanthropy in the region including nonprofits, policy makers, governmental entities and the business community.

Registration is $50 and can be completed online at scottfoundation.org.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

The Historic Sheridan Inn is located at 856 Broadway St.

Apr
28
Tue
‘Philanthropy is…right next door’ community discussion @ Historica Sheridan Inn
Apr 28 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Homer A. and Mildred S. Scott Foundation, The Wyoming Community Foundation and Philanthropy Northwest are hosting an exploration of Wyoming philanthropy themed “Philanthropy is…right next door” on April 27 and 28.

The opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. April 27 in the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center Atrium at Sheridan College. It will celebrate the ways residents make the Sheridan community a place they are proud to call home.

On April 28, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Historic Sheridan Inn, participants will explore the role of philanthropy in community prosperity, philanthropy trends in Sheridan County, potential areas of growth and stories of community collaboration. The day will end with an update about Give Sheridan, a local effort to allow Sheridan citizens to support causes they care about.

Invited speakers include Lynn Ziegenbiem with the Peter Kiewit Foundation, Jeff Clarke with Philanthropy Northwest, Mary Garland with the Ellbogen Foundation, Mickey Babcock with the Equipoise Fund, Jay McGinnis with the YMCA and Homer A. & Mildred S. Scott Foundation and Jody Shields with the Wyoming Nonprofit Network.

The event is open to any organization, collective or individual committed to advancing the practice of philanthropy in the region including nonprofits, policy makers, governmental entities and the business community.

Registration is $50 and can be completed online at scottfoundation.org.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

The Historic Sheridan Inn is located at 856 Broadway St.

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