Issue for the week of April 3, 2020
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Weeks of April 3-April 19

The following articles are for The weeks of Weeks of April 3-April 19. 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.

A Message from Trader’s

As public health officials have advised, we are taking steps to minimize person-to-person contact and do our part in helping to slow the spread of COVID-19, which has proven dangerously contagious. Therefore, for your health and the health of our employees we are closing our doors to public customer traffic for the time being. Our office staff will still be able to assist you by phone at (307)634-8895 from the hours of 8:00am to 3:00pm Monday through Friday. If you would like to place an ad outside these hours you may phone in your ad by calling (307)634-8895 and leaving your ad, contact name and phone number on our voicemail. You may also place your ad online at wyotraders.com. With this temporary change of office hours, our new weekly deadline will be 3:00pm Wednesday. Thank you for your understanding. Stay healthy!

Summer Youth Programs

Summer youth programs at Laramie County Community College will take place beginning in June, and registration is open. To register, visit lccc.wy.edu/summer and follow the instructions. Because of the COVID-19 virus, registration will only take place online for these sessions, which include SEEK, Fit Kids Camp, and all other youth programs offered by LCCC this summer. For questions about registration, please email lifeEnrichment@lccc.wy.edu, and the team will respond as soon as possible.

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 more information, call Michelle at (307)222-9597, visit online at www.k9s4mobility.org or email info@k9s4mobility.org.

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 more information, contact Diane Tammen at (307)638-3341, or drop off your tabs at Underwood Flowers, 2121 Central Avenue.

God’s Cupboard Food Pantry

Volunteers and donations needed for God’s Cupboard Food Pantry at St. Christopher’s Church, 2602 Deming Boulevard. For more information, please contact Dana at (623)256-3164.

Laramie County Library System Closed

Laramie County Library System including Laramie County Library in Cheyenne, The Library Cafe, Burns Branch Library, Pine Bluffs Branch Library and the bookmobile will remain closed until at least Sunday, April 19, due to concern over COVID-19 and for the safety and well-being of the community. Thank you for your continued support of Laramie County Library System as it continues to make decisions that help ensure the safety and health of the Laramie County Community. Go to www.lclslonline.org or call (307)634-3561 for updated information.

Friday Food Bags

The Friday Food Bag Foundation delivers single serve, nutritious, non-perishable food each week to schools in LCSD #1 and #2 for children on free or reduced lunch that may not eat well during the weekend. The cost per bag is $5 with an annual cost of approximately $152,625 for 30,525 bags. Current funding provides only 1 food bag to each eligible child every 5-6 weeks. Friday Food Bag needs your help! For a donation of $225 you can Adopt-A-Bag and ensure 1 child will have a bag every week for a full school year. To donate, please call Jennifer Nelson at (307)421-4955 or donate via PayPal online at cheyenneffb.org.

Graffiti Abatement Program

The Cheyenne Police Department’s Graffiti Abatement Program is continuing to offer a valuable service to citizens to help eradicate graffiti in neighborhoods. Members of the program have painted over graffiti on hundreds of different properties over the past several years. In most cases, graffiti will be painted over by the Cheyenne Police Department free of charge after a report has been made and the property owner has authorized the abatement. The graffiti hotline, (307)633-6641, is available for people to report graffiti in their neighborhoods. Graffiti may also be reported by using the online Graffiti Report Form on the Cheyenne Police Department website.

Empowered to Connect Conference

VIRTUAL Empowered to Connect Conference 2018 Link - free! Practical teaching designed to encourage, educate, and equip foster parents, those considering adoption or foster care, and those who are serving and supporting others, including social workers, agency professionals, church staff and ministry leaders, counselors, and therapists to better serve children impacted by adoption and foster care. Featuring presentations on Trust-Based Relational Intervention Methods to help bring families attachment and connection. To receive the link, contact Katie Yim with Bethany Christian Services at kyim@bethany.org. The link will work from now until May 31, so you can watch the two days of transformational material on your own schedule from your own home.

If You See A Pothole, Report A Pothole

The city of Cheyenne is encouraging citizens to report a pothole if they see one. To report a pothole, follow these steps: visit www.cheyennecity.org, click the teal colored button labeled “Report a Concern” located on the home page, click on “Pothole Repair” located under the Street and Alley section, sign-in using an existing account, Facebook/Yahoo account, or proceed as guest, fill out form and click submit. In addition to reporting online, citizens are welcome to call (307)637-6263 or visit the Public Works Department in room 210 of the Municipal Building, 2101 O’Neil Avenue.