One more shot of ink: • This evening, the Third Thursday Street Festival in downtown Sheridan. Starts at 5 p.m.
• This evening, the Farmers Market on Grinnell Plaza.
The first-ever FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference is really taking shape. It’ll be Oct. 4-5 in the new Edward A. Whitney Education Center at Sheridan College and will focus on women’s issues. Included in the two-day conference will be an expo, workshops and keynote addresses. One of the speakers, Sarah Calhoun, is the founding entrepreneur of the Montana clothing company, Red Ants Pants. Also included is an indie film, “Miss Representation,” and a presentation and speech by Liza Donnelly, a cartoonist for The New Yorker magazine. The presentation of the Sheridan “Woman of the Year” award is also on the docket. The FAB committee is accepting nominations.
Sponsors, too, are lining up. They include: The Sheridan Press, Sheridan College, the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center, the Powder Horn, among others. Early-bird registration will be available soon, with late registration beginning after Sept. 6.
It is going to be a busy weekend at Sheridan College and if you’re in business with women as a primary clientele, the FAB is a terrific place to have a booth or exhibit. There’s a soccer game that Saturday, a volleyball game and it’s “Friends and Family” weekend at the college, along with the FAB. Lots of people and traffic.
If you’d like to know more, contact Sheridan Press managing editor Kristen Czaban, 672-2431.
Dept. of incidental info…..
• The saying, “God willing and the Creek don’t rise,” has its originality not in the flowing of water, but in travel plans. Benjamin Hawkins (1754-1816) was a well-known American planter and diplomat with Indians. He was a delegate to the Constitutional Congress and U.S. senator from North Carolina. He was summoned to Washington by the president and in his response to the invitation of travel, he wrote of the tribe which he had dealings with in North Carolina. Hawkins had a long-time common-law marriage with a Creek woman that produced six children.
• On July 27, 1940, Billboard magazine published its first-ever singles record chart. The first song to reach number one? It was by Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra, “I’ll Never Smile Again.”
“Based upon information from the Turner’s Falls Fire Department, the Associated Press erroneously reported on May 12 that four workers had been trapped in a tank dense with fish feces and sand.
“In fact, the tank contained a filter system of plastic sheets on which bacteria from fish waste grow, and it had been drained. The workers, who were rescued, became trapped among the dislodged panels of plastic in the filter system.”
— The New York Times