Issue for the week of September 14, 2018
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Weeks of September 14-September 23

The following articles are for the weeks of Weeks of September 14-September 23, 2018. If you would like to be a part of this section, stop by Traders Shoppers Guide at 2021 Warren Avenue, E-mail: info@wyotraders or fax: (307)634-8530. Any questions, please call (307)634-8895.

Quilt Show

The Goshen County Quilters are hosting the 25th Annual Quilt Show “Quilts Along the Platte”, Friday-Saturday, September 14-15, from 10:00am-6:00pm and Sunday, September 16, from 11:00am-3:00pm, at the Goshen County Fairgrounds, 7078 Fairgrounds Road, Torrington, WY. There will be over 150 quilts, handmade items and quilts for sale, demos, vendors, sewing machine maintenance, scissor sharpening and refreshments. This event is free and open to the public.

Dinner and Silent Auction

Comfort for Comfort dinner and silent auction to benefit Amend’s utility assistance program on the Pine Ridge Reservation will be held in Grace Hall at 2950 Spruce Drive on Saturday, September 15, from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Comfort food and Native American arts and crafts will be on the menu. Come and share the evening with them.

Park Dedication

The Town of Burns invites you to the dedication of Liberty Park, 317 South Main Street, Burns, WY, on Saturday, September 15, at 11:00am. This is an excellent example of The Sixth Penny Tax voted by Laramie County residents. There will be hamburgers and hot dogs served by Laramie County Fire District #6 following the dedication.

Senior Companion Program

The Wyoming Senior Companion Program provides free assistance to any adult age 21 and over who may need help in order to remain living independently at home. Senior Companions are volunteers over 55 who act as a friend and assist adults with simple tasks which are often impossible for some persons to accomplish on their own. The program is nationally funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service and by the Wyoming State Department of Health Senior Services Division and United Way. (307)634-1010 or toll free, (877)634-1005.

Vendors and Sponsors Wanted

The Small Business Hub, a non-profit Cheyenne Business Organization, is seeking sponsors and vendors for the Chey-Fy Comic Expo at the Plains Hotel, 1600 Central Avenue. They want your one of a kind crafts, arts, etc! Visit Space is limited!

Truck Convoy for Special Olympics

The Wyoming Trucking Association and Special Olympics Wyoming are holding a Truck Convoy on Saturday, September 15, at the Wyoming Department of Transportation, 5300 Bishop Boulevard. Registration will be at 9:30am with coffee, orange juice and pastries, the Convoy begins at 10:30am with a Barbeque, recognition and pictures to follow at noon. The event will finish at 1:30pm. There are several levels of sponsorship available. For more information, please contact Priscilla Dowse at (307)235-3062 or (800)735-8345 or E-mail

Alzheimer’s Walk

The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting residents of Cheyenne and Laramie County to participate in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, September 15. Registration will begin at 8:00am at the Amphitheater in Lions Park in Cheyenne.

Guardianship Assistance

Kinship providers and family friends, WYKA, Wyoming Kinship Advocacy, has the paperwork necessary for temporary, permanent and guardianship of a child who is nearing 18 and will need a guardian as an adult. Kinship Navigator available. For information, please call Alice at (307)637-6480. This continues to be a free service provided by the Office of Youth Alternatives and Wyoming Kinship Advocacy.

Community Quilt Raffle

Anne Aquin is coordinating the creation of a handmade quilt to be raffled off to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association on Saturday, September 15, at the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Tickets for the quilt raffle are available for $1 per ticket or $5 for six tickets. Purchase tickets at the office of the Wyoming Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, 2232 Dell Range Boulevard, Suite 220. For more information, please call (307)316-2892.

Lady Newcomers and Friends Dutch Lunch

The Cheyenne Lady Newcomers and Friends will meet for dutch lunch on Tuesday, September 18, at Sanford’s, 115 East 17th Street, at 11:30am. Call Lorraine at (203)650-1938 to RSVP by noon, Sunday, September 16.

Civil Air Patrol Open House

The Civil Air Patrol Cheyenne Composite Squadron will hold an open house on Monday, September 17, 5:57pm-8:00pm. If you like to fly, enjoy Emergency Services or if robotics or cyber-patriot is your thing, whatever your interest, the Cheyenne Composite Squadron would like to invite you to an open house where you can learn about all these subjects and more. Call LuWana DePorter, Public Affairs Officer, (334)294-6682 or E-mail for more information.

Free Bee Program

The Cheyenne Audubon free public program will be Tuesday, September 18, at 7:00pm, in the Cottonwood Room, at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. Dena Egenhoff, Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities, will speak about the “Bee” Smart, Water Smart program, how it can save customers money and provide more for bees, birds and people. For more information, please visit

People Impacted by Incarceration

Bethel Outreach will be meeting every Tuesday evening at 6:30pm in the Sage Room of the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. If you have been recently released from prison, need help finding a job, getting to work, continuing your education, finding a place to live or if you have someone you love who has been recently incarcerated and don’t know what to do, this group is for you! For more information, please call (307)701-0944 or (307)509-9982.

Vendors Wanted for Oktoberfest

The Arc of Laramie County is seeking vendors and sponsors for the 2018 Oktoberfest taking place on Saturday, September 22, from 12:00pm-7:00pm, at the Laramie County Fairgrounds, Archer Complex. For more information, please call Charity Moore at (307)632-1209.

MDA Chili Cook-Off

The Cheyenne Firefighters are hosting a chili cook off to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association on Saturday, October 13, in the Depot Plaza, 121 West 15th Street, from 11:00am until the chili runs out. Entry fee is $25 per team and you must register before September 28. For more information and to register please visit

Art Uncork’d

The Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Old West Museum, 4610 Carey Avenue, willhold their “drink and art” night on Thursday, September 20, from 5:30pm-7:30pm. They are excited to have Audrie Mergelman whose work is a mixture of representational and abstracted equine imagery. Cost is $30 for Museum members and $35 for non-members. The fee includes all your materials, appetizers and an open bar. If you are reserving spots for groups of four or more, please contact the Museum as soon as possible. No art experience needed, seating is limited, please RSVP. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Megan Hesser, Arts & Education Coordinator at or (307)778-7289.

Pull Tab Donations Benefit Shrine Club

The Cheyenne Shrine Club, in the Memory of Tom Tammen, is asking for donations of pull tabs from aluminum cans. After being recycled, the funds generated will go to the Cheyenne Shrine Club Travel Fund which is used solely to send Shrine Kids and parents to either Salt Lake City or to one of 21 other Shrine Hospitals that perform orthopedic, burn or cleft palate care. For information, contact Diane Tammen at (307)638-3341, or drop off your tabs at Underwood Flowers, 2121 Central Avenue.

Cheyenne Camera Club

The Cheyenne Camera Club holds meetings on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, at Primrose Retirement Community, 1530 Dorothy Lane, at 6:00pm. The club offers lessons, open discussions and sponsors contests to help photographers enhance their skills. Meetings are open to the public. For more information visit or call Judy at (307)634-0357.

Arts Cheyenne

There is always something happening in Cheyenne! Fine and performing arts, culture and science. For details and calendar of events, please visit them online at

Food Pantry Donations

The True Vine Community Church assists many families that are homeless, low income and elderly. They are currently low on funds and the food pantry is bare. They are asking the community to assist in restocking the food pantry with non-perishable items. For more information, please contact the True Vine Community Church at (307)632-6496.


The Arc of Laramie County is hosting its annual Oktoberfest event at the Archer Complex at the Laramie County Fairgrounds, 3967 Archer Parkway, on Saturday, September 22, from noon-7:00pm. The German Festivities will include live music by Jim Ehrlich and the Polka Mates and Wyoming’s own Southern Fryed. There will be food, vendors, a brew-off between Danielmark’s and Freedom’s Edge, stein holding contests, a cornhole tournament and more. If you would like a sponsor packet or for more information, please E-mail or call (307)632-1209.

Caregivers Support Group

The Wyoming Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is pleased to announce an additional support group for caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. The Caregiver Support Group will meet on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, at 3:00pm, in the meeting room at Synergy HomeCare, 1720 Logan Avenue. All those caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or another dementia are invited to participate. For more information about Alzheimer’s Support Groups, please call (307)316-2892.

District Al-Anon Meeting Schedule

Al-Anon and Ala-Teen meetings are now being held. For times and locations visit If you have questions please contact Margaret, (307) 632-9749, Shirley, (307)631-4877, Nancy, (307)638-0078 or Bill, (307)630-2350. Ala-Teens and newcomers are welcome to all the meetings.

Car Seat Checkup Event

Learn how to install your child’s car seat or booster seat. Find out if it’s time for a change. Safe Kids Laramie County is hosting a car seat inspection event where nationally certified technicians can help you properly install your car seat on Saturday, September 22, 9:00am-12:00pm, in the Kohl’s Department Store parking lot, 5232 Rue Terre. Sponsored by Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, Graco and AAA.

Thank You for Your Support

Cheyenne Bluegrass Jam would like to thank Laramie County Library, Trader’s Shopper’s Guide and all the pickers and grinners for supporting the Cheyenne Bluegrass jam at the Library over the past ten years. If you would like to keep informed about upcoming local jams or festivals, please contact Char at (307)214-5022 or Gary (307)214-5023.

Attention Dads

If you’re a custodial or non-custodial dad with kids under 18 years old, and you’re struggling to make ends meet, Dads Making A Difference wants you! They are currently taking applications to take part in their next program where you can earn NCCER certification in carpentry at no cost. This organization is designed to help fathers who are in need of job and life skills necessary to support themselves and their families. Stop by the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services at 1510 East Pershing Boulevard to pick up an application, or for more information, call (307)777-3454.

K9s 4 Mobility

This organization is looking for volunteers to raise and train puppies who have the potential to become Assistance Dogs for persons who are blind or physically disabled. Some puppies are 8 weeks of age, while those from the rescue or shelter may be between 8 months to 1 year old. Training involves basic obedience, house manners and socialization in public situations. For information, call Michelle at (307)222-9597, visit online at or E-mail