Issue for the week of September 25, 2020
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Weeks of September 25-October 4

The following articles are for the weeks of September 25-October 4. 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.

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 changing our hours to 8:00am-3:00pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. We will be open Wednesday from 8:00am-4:00pm. 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 change of office hours, our new weekly deadline will be 4:00pm Wednesday. Stay healthy everyone!

Bunks Across America

They will be building 30 beds for kids here in Laramie County that do not have beds or are sleeping in uncomfortable or unsuitable conditions. This is a special build day because they will be joining chapters of Sleep in Heavenly Peace all across the country all building on the same day, Saturday, September 26, 8:00am-2:00pm, united for one purpose of drawing attention to the problem of child bedlessness and the solution that they can provide. Please contact, Matt Smith, Chapter President matthew.smith@shpbeds.org or (307)222-9027.

Pine Bluffs “End of the Trail” Kite Festival

The 4th Annual Pine Bluffs “End of the Trail” Kite Festival will be held on Saturday, September 26, 11:00am-3:00pm, in the Bluffs Recreation Area, 1200 South Beech Street, CR 164, in Pine Bluffs. There will be limited seating so bring your own chair. Join them for a great day of kite flying, food, shopping and fun. For more information, please contact Sonja Fornstrom at (307)245-3301 or email sfornstrom@pinebluffswy.gov.

Burns Farmers Market

Burns Farmers Market will be held in downtown Burns in the park on Main Street from 1:00pm-4:00pm, Saturday, September 26. Shop locally grown veggies, eggs, milk, meat, baked goods and homemade products.

Cheyenne Artists’ Guild Sapphire Show

Cheyenne Artists’ Guild Sapphire Show, 1701 Morrie Avenue, will take place now through September 30, 2020. For more information contact office manager, CAG.officemanager@gmail.com or (307)632-2263 or go online to https://www.face book.com/Cheyenne.Artists.Guild/.

86th Annual Stone Age Fair

Presenting the 86th Annual Stone Age Fair Sunrise Edition in the Ghost Town of Sunrise Wyoming. Displays of prehistoric artifacts events, demonstrations and distinguished lecture series will be Saturday, September 26, from 9:00am-7:00pm. Speaker 1:00pm “Red Ochre” featuring Dr. Juliet Morrow, University of Arkansas. Speaker 2:15pm “Sunrise” featuring John Voight, Sunrise Owner and on Sunday, September 27, from 9:00am-2:00pm. Speaker at 10:30am will be George Zeimens about Powars II. The public is welcome for free! Partial funding by Platte County Lodging and Tourism. This year is the 86th Anniversary of the Stone Age Fair in Cornish, Colorado. For information, call George Zeimens (307)575-2010. No buying or selling of artifacts at this event. The Stone Age Fair will adhere to Covid-19 health and safety.

Toys for Tots Kickoff Fundraising Dinner

The Marine Corps reserve Cheyenne Toys for Tots Kickoff to benefit local Toys for Tots will be held Friday, October 2, at VFW Post 1881, 2816 East 7th Street by Kia, at 6:00pm. This will be a fun-filled evening with a Sloppy Joe/Nacho dinner (free with donation), a live auction and raffles. Monetary donations and new unwrapped toys will be accepted. The event is sponsored by the Wyoming Fleet Reserve Association Branch and Unit 59. For additional information, contact Wendi Henderson, Toys for Tots Coordinator, at (678)245-7584 or https://cheyenne-wy.toysfortots.org.

Cheyenne Women Newcomers and Friends

Cheyenne Women Newcomers and Friends will meet for games on Monday, September 28, 11:30, at Applebees, 1401 Dell Range. Please RVSP to Jean at (307)634-1843.

Indigenous People’s Day Celebration

The Washakie Museum and Cultural Center in Worland, Wyoming, is hosting an Indigenous People’s Day celebration this fall! On October 3, from 10:00am-5:00pm, join them for the presentations from Native American academics, artists and filmmakers as well as dances and children’s education, all centered around Native American culture, history, and experiences. Come join them for this free event! The Washakie Museum is looking to support indigenous-owned businesses. If you are an indigenous crafts-person or food vendor, go to www.washakiemuseum.org/indigenous-peoples-day to fill out an application for a booth at the event. Space is limited. For more information please call (307)347-4102.

Cheyenne Firefighters Chili Cook-off

Cheyenne Firefighters of Local 279 are excited to announce that the annual MDA Chili Cook-Off continues to be planned and will occur on Saturday, October 3 at the Cheyenne Depot Plaza, Capitol Avenue and West 15th Street. Organizers for Local 279 say that it has been challenging amid the Covid restrictions and concerns. The traditional fill-the-boot did not occur this year and they are hopeful for a good event to continue the efforts to raise money for the MDA. Proceeds from the event will help progress MDA’s mission to save and improve the lives of kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related life-threatening diseases that take away physical strength, independence and life. Local 279 will also be continuing their virtual fill-the-boot donations until December. The chili cook-off event is being organized and scheduled alongside Cheyenne’s local fire departments in a joint open house event for National Fire Prevention Week. The virtual fill-the-boot can be found on the Cheyenne Firefighters Facebook page or at filltheboot.donordrive.com/participant/cheyenne.

Fall Festival Needs Vendors

The Fraternal Order of the Eagles, No. 128 is hosting a fall festival on Saturday, October 3, 11:00am-4:00pm, 1600 Thomes Avenue. If you are interested in being a vendor please contact Heather. Tables are $20 and they will practice social distancing. Please come out and bring the kids. They will have food, drinks, raffles, a silent auction, crafts and activities for the kids. An all around good time! Don’t miss out on a fun event that will help the community! Call (307)220-1430.

Operation Happy Christmas

Operation Happy Christmas for Salvation Army, hosted by Classic Chevys of Cheyenne, will be held Saturday, October 10, starting at 6:00pm during the Saturday Night Cruise. Bring a new unwrapped toy for a child or a monetary donation to the drop off location on Central Avenue between 24th and 25th Streets while you cruise on Saturday. For more information contact John Arciniega at (307)632-9779.

Orphan Sunday

Orphan Sunday will take place on Sunday, November 8. People around the world are uniting to be the light for orphans and children in foster care. Just one caring person can change the life of a child forever. There are many ways for us to be that caring person, whether through prayer, supporting local foster families through the Foster Closet or bringing meals, become a CASA, doing respite care, and even adopting one of Wyoming’s 100 waiting children. To learn more about which of these options works best for you and to find out about their Zoom Q&A panels, please contact Katie Yim at (307)214-6372, kyim@bethany.org or visit orphansunday.org. Together, we can light up the world for vulnerable children.

Christmas Cruise for Kids Rescheduled

The Christmas Cruise for Kids hosted by Classic Chevys of Cheyenne scheduled for November 7 has been moved to October 10. For more information contact John Arciniega at (307)632-9779.

9th Africa MAAFA Conference

Sankofa African Heritage, Inc., an education nonprofit, presents the 9th MAAFA Remembrance Day Conference: Creating Schools and Curricula to Match Millennial Challenges in Education and Social Equality. Dr. Boyd Brown, Superintendent of LCSD1 and Jillian Balow, State Superintendent of Public Instructions are principal speakers. The conference is designed to illustrate and acclaim the productive developments and progresses in LCSD1, as well as to address projections in statewide curricula trends, social needs and changing community values and responsibilities. The event is free and the date is Saturday, October 10, 9:00am-1:00pm, at the LCCC Union Pacific Rooms for Institutes and Conferences, (projected Health Department Covid-19 briefings will be observed). The event is free and is sponsored in part by LCCC Department of Student Engagement and Diversity, CARES Act, THINK WY, Trader’s and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Contact Jill Zarend (307)635-7094 for more information.

Cheyenne Toys for Tots Registration

Registration for Cheyenne Toys for Tots will be held every Wednesday in October starting on October 7 at VFW Post 1881, 2816 East 7th Street, off Nationway by Kia, from 12:00 noon to 6:00pm. Families must register children, ages 16 and under, during the month of October to participate in the program. Parents or guardians must bring DFS printout from past 30 days, proof of income, proof of residency, state issued ID, child’s social security card or birth certificate and proof of legal guardianship. Parents who register early will receive the best shopping day options. The Marine Corps Reserves and the many Toys for Tots volunteers believe that every child deserves a little Christmas. For additional information, contact Wendi Henderson, Toys for Tots Coordinator, at (678)215-7584 or https://cheyenne-wy.toysfortots.org.

Nightmare on 17th Street Haunted House Cancelled

The 32nd annual “Nightmare on 17th Street” Haunted House 2020 has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Members of the organizing committee have made the decision to cancel the 2020 Haunted House. This difficult decision was made due to the large number of people in close proximity and the health danger to our volunteers and community members attending this annual event. They look forward to seeing everyone next year in 2021.

Cheyenne Organ Concert Series

Acclaimed Morman Tabernacle organist Andrew Unsworth will perform 2:00pm, Sunday, October 11, on the Visser Rowland Tracker Organ at the Cathedral of St. Mary, featured in the 28th edition of the Cheyenne Organ Concert Series. The concert is free and open to the public, but the Concert Series Committee will be observing Covid-19 precautions. The 2020 concert is in memory of the Reverend Carl A. Beavers, who presided over installation of the organ at St. Mary’s in 1992. There will be a camera feed from the Cathedral loft to a large screen in the center of the sanctuary to allow the audience to see the performer at the organ. Seating must be reserved for this year’s concert. Please register by going to the home page at the website stmarycathedral.com. All people who enter the church will be asked to wear face covering and to use hand sanitizer at the door. Ushers will escort people to their seats. Questions? Call the parish office at (307)635-9261, ext. 2010, 2011, 2016 or 2021.

Carriage Ball 2020

The Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Old West Museum is pleased to announce that on October 17, they will livestream the annual Carriage Ball on YouTube and Facebook including a special performance by Sean Curtis and the Divide. On October 1, the Museum will kick off the Carriage Ball with a two-week event where Museum staff will talk about what is new and coming to the Museum with support. Donations are encouraged and appreciated to help support the Museum’s general funds.

St. Joseph’s Food Pantry

The food pantry provides weekly groceries to low-income families, seniors, veterans & retirees. The pantry is open Monday-Thursday, 10:00am-1:00pm at 206 Van Lennen. Just bring a photo ID and proof of address such as utility bill, rent receipt medical bill. In addition to a grocery bag, individuals can select fresh produce, bread, eggs/milk when available. If you have questions or problems providing photo ID/proof of address, please call (307)275-0567. Call (307)275-0567 for information; email: stjosepantry@gmail.com or visit their facebook at www.facebook.com/st-josephs-food-pantry.

Enhanced Training Effort for Peer Specialists

A collaboration between local non-profit Recover Wyoming, the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, Grace for 2 Brothers, and Gateway Foundation will result in an enhanced training effort for Peer Specialists in Wyoming. The Wyoming Peer Specialist Training prepares individuals who have personally lived-experience with mental health and/or substance use challenges, and who are now in long-term recovery from those challenges, to help others achieve long-term recovery. The Wyoming Peer Specialist Trainings will be held intermittently over the next two years. Applications for the training will be available and can be picked up at Recover Wyoming’s Recovery Center, 122 West Lincolnway, or call (307)421-7261 for information.

Cheyenne Animal Control

The Cheyenne Animal Shelter and Animal Control will alter the hours it provides animal control services within Cheyenne. Animal Control officers will be on duty from 8:00am to 8:00pm (307)635-1453. During the night-time hours between the hours of 8:00pm and 8:00am, residents should call the Cheyenne Police Department’s non-emergency number at (307)637-6524. A police officer will respond to and coordinate with the Animal Control officer on call for animal emergencies including vicious animals, dog bites and cases where animals are interfering with traffic. Animal Control encourages people to not capture a stray animal unless they are prepared to keep it until morning. As well, those who find or lose an animal after 8:00pm may post photos and pertinent information on the after hours lost and found Facebook page or to call the volunteer on duty at (307)214-5779 who will assist in doing so. Those who discover a deceased animal, including a domestic or wild animal, should advise the City Sanitation Department at (307)637-6440. Sanitation employees will call the owner if there is a proper identification tag. If, after hours, a deceased domestic animal is creating a traffic hazard, it should be removed from traffic and reported to Animal Control for pick-up the following day at (307)635-1453.

Foster Grandparent Program

Could you use an extra $300-$400 a month? The Youth Alternatives Foster Grandparent Program is looking for men and women to work with children in schools and human service agencies for an average of 20 hours per week. Must be at least 55 years or older and have a limited annual income. Benefits include a non-taxable stipend of $3.00 per hour, a nutritious daily meal, transportation assistance, an annual physical exam, accident/liability insurance, holidays, annual and sick leave, and training. You can make the difference in the life of a child. Please call (307)634-1265 for an application.

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.