Issue for the week of August 22, 2014
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Week of August 22-August 28, 2014

The following articles are for the week of August 22-August 28, 2014. If you would like to be a part of this section, stop by Traders Shoppers Guide at 2021 Warren Avenue, email: or fax: (307)634-8530. Any questions, please call (307)634-8895.

Parking Lot Party

The Cheyenne Family YMCA Annual Parking Lot Party is Friday, August 22 from 5:00pm-6:30pm. This is a carnival-like event with face painting, a jump castle, kiddie car wash, cake walk, food vendor, obstacle course, music and more. It will feature special guest Cecilia Balloon Twister of Alpacaglobo. Tickets for carnival booths are 25 cents each or 5 for $1. There will be a cook-off contest as well, and bacon will need to be in the recipe. The YMCA is located at 1426 East Lincolnway. For additional details, visit Proceeds will benefit children and families.

Civic Center Tickets

Individual tickets are available for the upcoming season at the Cheyenne Civic Center. Call (307)637-6363 or go to cheyennecivic to place your order for tickets.

Recruiting Volunteers

Cheyenne VA Medical Center, 2360 East Pershing Boulevard, is recruiting volunteers for a program called No Veteran Dies Alone. Volunteers are needed for program coordination, clerical support, patient and family support. Extensive training will be provided. Contact the Voluntary Service Office at (307)778-7550 extension 7317.

Adult Flag Football

The City of Cheyenne Leisure Services would like to announce that information packets for the 2014 Adult Flag Football League are currently available for pickup. Registration for this league will run through Friday, August 22. The season is scheduled to start the week of September 16. Team fees are $350 with a separate fee of $20 per player. Registration can be done at the Neighborhood Facility, 610 West 7th Street, Monday through Friday, from 8:00am-5:00pm. For details, call Jeff at the Leisure Services, (307)637-6423.

First Annual Golf Tournament

Community Action of Laramie Countys Interfaith Family Support Services (IFSS) is hosting their first annual golf tournament on September 13. All proceeds will go to directly helping homeless families in Cheyenne. As the sole family-only shelter in Laramie County, IFSS helps parents develop an individualized plan, assisting them in locating employment, earning an income, sticking to a budget and earning their way back to independence. To help support the golf tournament, opportunities are available to donate prizes for winners, door prizes and golfers gift bags items. A free car for a hole-in-one is being sponsored by Halladay Motors. Please contact Lori, Program Director, to donate (307)421-8785.

Clothing Giveaway

Agape Baptist Church, 220 East 28th, is giving away winter coats, shoes, baby equipment, clothes by the bagful and toys on Saturday, August 23, from 9:00am-2:00pm. Contact Phyllis Stone for more information at (307)635-8048.

Habitat for Humanity Applications

Habitat for Humanity of Laramie County, Inc. is accepting homeowner applications for their 2015 Habitat homes. Applications can be picked up at the Habitat For Humanity ReStore, 1805 Ames Avenue, corner of 18th and Ames Avenue or online at www.cheyenne The Habitat for Humanity ReStore is open Tuesday-Saturday from 9:00am-5:30pm. Deadline for application submission is September 30. Contact Kate at (307)637-8067 or E-mail info@chey for more information.

Tom Horn Books

A book signing and brown bag lunch featuring two authors of books on the legendary Tom Horn is scheduled to take place at the Wyoming State Museum, located inside the Barrett Building at 2301 Central Avenue, on Friday, August 22 from 11:30am-1:00pm. Authors Larry D. Ball and Chip Carlson will sign their respective books, all focusing on Horn or an aspect of his life. Ball is the author of Tom Horn in Life and Legend, a book described as a definitive biography of an enigmatic frontier gun wielder. Chip Carlson, of Cheyenne, has written three books on the subject: Tom Horn: Killing Men is my Specialty, Joe LeFors: I Slickered Tom Horn... and Tom Horn: Blood on the Moon. Copies of both Balls and Carlsons books will be available at the Wyoming State Museum Store.

Governors Arts Awards Nominations

The Wyoming Arts Council is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Governors Arts Awards. Any Wyoming citizen, organization, business or community may be nominated. Noted accomplishments should reflect substantial contributions, made in Wyoming, that exemplify a long-term commitment to the arts. Nominations must be postmarked no later than October 3, 2014. Download a form by going to the WAC website at http://wyoarts.state. For more information, contact Camellia El-Antably, (307)777-5305 or camellia.el-antably

Spelling Club

Cheyenne Spelling Club meets at the Laramie County Library every Saturday from 1:30pm-2:30pm. Whether you want help mastering everyday spelling, have fun playing with words, or have your eyes set on the Scripps Spelling Bee (kids) or AARP Spelling Bee (over 50), this club is for you. Call (757)706-1873 or visit volcano

Meet and Greet Barbeque

The Freedom Riders will hold their 6th annual Meet and Greet Barbeque on Saturday, August 23, at 3815 Polk Avenue, from 3:00pm-7:00pm and the party will last until midnight. Barbeque will be provided on a donation basis to help defray the cost or bring a dish. Music will be provided by Freedom Riders MC.

Elephant Toothpaste

Elephant toothpaste is the result of a chemical reaction that creates a rapid expansion of foam. A demonstration in chemical energy that results in a product that resembles elephant toothpaste will be held at the Paul Smith Childrens Village at the Botanic Gardens, located at 616 South Lions Park Drive on Saturday, August 23 at 1:00pm. For more information, call (307)637-6349 or go to

Girls Youth Volleyball

The City of Cheyenne Leisure Services is registering for the 2014 Girls Youth Volleyball. Girls must be in grades 3-6 for the 2014 fall semester. Registration forms may be picked up at the Neighborhood Facility, 610 West 7th Street, 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday. Registration ends Friday, August 22. Registration fee is $55 per player before August 22, $75 after August 22. Each player will receive a team shirt, team picture, individual picture and a medal. For more information, please call the City of Cheyenne Leisure Services at (307)637-6423.

Senior Housing

Affordable senior/disabled housing at Holy Trinity Manor, 2516 East 18th Street, Cheyenne, (307)778-8850 and Saint Anthony Manor, 211 East 6th Street, Casper, (307)237-0843. Please call Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm. Equal Housing Opportunity.

Garage Sale

The Ascension Lutheran Church Youth Group has scheduled a garage sale to take place on Saturday, August 23, in the church at 712 Storey Boulevard, from 7:30am-1:30pm. All proceeds from this sale will go towards the youths attendance at the National ELCA Youth Gathering.

Allies Against Cancer

Three Wyoming organizations, the Cheyenne Regional Healthcare System, Jonah Bank of Wyoming and the University of Wyoming, are teaming up for Cowboys vs. Cancer, a statewide campaign aimed at kicking cancer to the end zone. For each touchdown scored by the University of Wyoming during football games this season, Jonah Bank of Wyoming will donate $100 to the Cheyenne Regional Cancer Center. Fans will also be able to donate via text message once the football season begins.

Senior Companion

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.

Healing Rooms of Cheyenne

The Healing Rooms of Cheyenne are open to anyone in need of prayer for healing and/or an encouraging word, they meet every Thursday except holidays, starting at 6:30pm at 1506 Thomes Avenue, corner of 15th and Thomes. For more information, call (307)630-5710. Everyone is welcome.

Political Fundraiser

Come give the Democratic candidates your support at the Holliday Park Shelter on Sunday, August 24, 1:00pm-3:00pm. This is the last fundraiser sponsored by the Laramie County Democratic Grassroots Coalition for this election year. Suggested donation is $15. The LCDGC will provide the meat, buns and condiments, side dishes and desserts are requested from LCDGC membership. Contact Kate Wright at (307)220-7447 or Katherine Van Dell at (307)630-5058.

Walk to End Alzheimers

Everyone is invited to join in celebrating the new Wyoming Chapter of the Alzheimers Association. This years Walk to End Alzheimers will be held in Holliday Park, near the Big Boy Train on Saturday, August 23. Registration starts at 8:00am with the walk at about 9:00am. To register online, go to

Support Alliance

Depression and bipolar support alliance, every Thursday except the first Thursday of the month, 7:00pm, at the Laramie County Library. Information, call Roxann Shook, (307)778-8847 or E-mail

Free GED, ESL and Childcare

Wyoming Family Literacy is accepting applications for their program. If you have a child under the age of 8 and are in need of your GED or English as a Second Language, they can help. Call the Cheyenne Center at (307)433-0393 for information.

Team Roping Event

The 2014 Buzz Bradley Memorial Team Roping will be held Saturday, August 23, at the Pine Bluffs Arena, 1107 Wilhelm Road in Pine Bluffs, at 10:00am. For more information call Arron at (307)421-1984 or Justin at (307)630-3078.

Insurance Help

Need insurance help? Dont understand your policy? Need help appealing a claim? Bring your questions, policies and letters to the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue, on Monday, August 25, Willow Room, 1:30pm-2:30pm. Rebecka Brayton, Navigator Marketplace Coordinator, will offer help. For details, call Rebecka at (307)634-1010.

Car/Motorcycle Show

Childrens Miracle Network presents the 7th Annual Car/Motorcycle Show on Saturday, September 6 at Frontier Park from 10:00am-4:00pm. Open to all makes and models. $20 registration the day of the event between 8:00am-12:00pm. There will also be a chili cookoff from 11:00am-2:00pm and limited to the first 15 teams that register before Wednesday, September 3. All proceeds benefit the Childrens Miracle Network. For additional information, please call (307)274-1433 or E-mail 2014cmnevent@

Giant Fundraiser Garage Sale

Show your love for LeRae by donating to and attending a giant garage sale on Saturday, September 6, 7:00am-5:00pm, at 10701 Eagle Crest Court. LeRae Lazer was in a car crash and has been in a coma. She is currently in ICU. Donations of everything including baked goods and lots of prayers are needed. Contact Jamie Winchell at to set up a time to deliver your items. Help is also requested for pricing, set up and more. A go fund me account has been set up through Meridian Trust Federal Credit Union. Go to for more ways to help.

Circles Wyoming

Can you give one Wednesday to help someone on the journey out of poverty to become self-sufficient? If you have a heart to help others, Circles Wyoming invites you to consider being an Ally. To learn more, contact Community Coordinator Chad Werner at (307)634-3333 or For infor-mation on Circles Wyoming, please visit

YMCA Preschool Openings

The YMCA Preschool classrooms have openings for children ages 1-5. Classroom hours are from 6:45am to 6:00pm at the YMCA, located at 1426 East Lincolnway. Preschool children participate in swimming, going to the park, recreation, field trips, educational classroom projects and many other activities. Please call Rhonda for an appointment to register your child at (307)634-9622 extension 28.

Fall Gift and Craft Sale

Grace United Methodist Church will be holding their Fall and Gift Craft Sale on November 15, in Grace Hall at 2950 Spruce Drive, from 8:00am-3:00pm. Lunch will be served. For questions or to receive a registration form to participate, contact Pam Pallak at (307)637-5193.

Introduction to Catholicism

St. Josephs Catholic Church will host a class as an introduction to their faith on Wednesday, September 3. The class will begin at 7:00pm in the Parish Hall, located at 608 Evans Avenue. It is open to everyone. For more information, please call (307)634-4625 or (307)634-1338.

Overcoming Difficulties

Strategies for coping with difficult times will be shared at Lifetree Cafe, located in Primrose Retirement Community in the Bistro, at 1530 Dorothy Lane, near Powderhouse and Four Mile Road, on Thursday, August 28, at 7:00pm. Participants in the Lifetree program will explore how to overcome the challenges in their lives by applying principles learned by Ray Leight, whose near-fatal motorcycle accident left him permanently in a wheelchair. Admission to the event is free. For questions please call Debbie at (307)701-0945 or

Cheyenne Transit Program Closure

In celebration of the efforts of working people everywhere, Cheyenne Transit busses will not run on Labor Day, Monday, September 1. The office will be closed as well.

Gypsy Cowbelle

As a fundraiser for the restoration and preservation of St. Marks stained glass windows, Wyomings own Gypsy Cowbelle will perform her own genuine cowbilly music on her guitar and homemade banjo on Sunday, September 7, 2:00pm, at the church, 1908 Central Avenue. Enjoy great classic country, folk and cowboy music, along with light refreshments. This is entertainment for all ages, and not just for members of St. Marks. Tickets are $15 each for adults, and children 12 and younger are free. All proceeds will go to support the stained glass windows restoration and preservation project. Tickets are required for each guest, including children, and will serve as your receipt. Tickets are available each Sunday after services or by contacting St. Marks Episcopal Church at (307)634-7709 or E-mail

Vendors and Sponsors Wanted

ARC of Laramie County is seeking vendors and sponsors for the 2014 Oktoberfest taking place from 10:00am-10:00pm on Saturday, September 27 at the Archer Complex. Call Arkansas LeMarr at (307)632-1209 for more information.

Graffiti Abatement Program

The Cheyenne Police Departments 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)287-3713, 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.

Annual Sight-In Days

The Cheyenne Rifle and Pistol Club will hold its annual Sight-In Days for the public on Saturday and Sunday, September 6-7 and 20-21, 8:00am-4:00pm. Hunters can sight in those days for $3 per rifle with the help of experienced club members. Hunters should bring the ammunition they will shoot, along with ear and eye protection. To reach the clubs outdoor range, take Horse Creek Road approximately three miles west of I-25. Turn north on Telephone Road for approximately two miles and look for the signs directing you to the range on the east side of the road. For details, call Ken Roylance at (307)631-3722.

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 or E-mail

Cheyenne Coin Expo

The Cheyenne Coin Expo with US and world coin tokens and currency will take place on September 6-7, Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm and Sunday 9:00am-4:00pm at the LCCC CCI Building, 1400 East College Drive. For a $1 admission, there will be over 40 tables with grading and supply services. For more information, contact Bill Arnold at (307)630-2350 or E-mail

Round Table Discussion

Cheyenne Regional Chief Executive Officer Margo Karsten is hosting an informal round table discussion to allow community members to offer input and ask questions about the Cheyenne Regional healthcare system. The discussion will be held at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, 214 East 23rd Street, Tuesday, September 9, 11:30am-1:00pm. Call (307)432-3666 to reserve a spot.

Free Car Care Clinic

A free car care clinic for single moms will be held on Saturday, September 13, at Meadowbrooke Church, 3161 Omaha Road. Call (307)778-8709 for information and to schedule your appointment before September 7.

Big Brothers Needs Volunteers

Do you enjoy hunting, fishing, and sports? Building things? Would you like a buddy to tag along with you? Big Brothers Big Sisters needs you! The organization is currently experiencing a lack of male volunteers. Find a buddy to hang out with, mentor, and build a friendship with. Big Brothers Big Sisters offers a variety of options for involvement, flexibility to fit your schedule, and freedom of choice in your activities. For additional details about volunteering, please call (307)514-3383 or check us out online at

Cancer Support

Cheyenne Regionals Cancer Center offers a Mens Cancer Support Group on the third Thursday of every month from 6:30pm-7:30pm at the Cancer Center, located at 310 East 24th Street. The group is for men young and old who are in cancer treatment or are cancer survivors. Cancer survivor Rob Johnson will facilitate the meeting. For details, call Barb at (307)633-7811 or Rob at (307)631-6595.

A Healthy Taste of Cheyenne

Healthworks, formerly Cheyenne Health and Wellness Center, is a non-profit health care center located in Cheyenne, providing comprehensive primary care to anyone in the community who needs it, regardless of their insurance or income status. They will host a family-friendly event on Friday, September 19 at the Depot Plaza. A Healthy Taste of Cheyenne will feature samples of the best menu items from food vendors around the area. Live music by Boogie Machine and Sean Curtis Band and a variety of fun activities for all ages will be featured as well. Tickets are $25 per adult and $10 per child. For details or more information, call Billie Noble at (307)222-1805.

Fair Chase Adventure Films

Backcountry Hunters and Anglers are kicking off hunting season with Fair Chase Adventure Films, beverages and raffles. A showing of the popular Hunting Film Tour will be shown at the Gryphon Theater, 710 East Garfield in Laramie, on Wednesday, September 17. Doors open at 6:00pm. The show starts at 7:00pm. The Hunting Film Tour attracts outdoor enthusiasts of all ages with its exciting story-driven content from hunting adventurers from around the globe. Tickets are $10 online at or $12 at the door. For more information, call Josh at (406)539-6511 or email josh@back

Project Linus

The Cheyenne Chapter of Project Linus began in 2001 to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are ill, traumatized or other- wise in need, through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans lovingly created by volunteer Blanketeers. Since then, more than 8,000 blankets have been delivered to children in need, in Cheyenne and Laramie County. The group is unique in that they pay no dues and are 100% nonprofit, so they turn to the community for help in maintaining their mission. If you are able to help with either monetary donations or acrylic yarn donations (no wool, please), please give Rose a call at (307)701-7703.

Inter-Tribal Powwow

If you would like help to plan an American Indian cultural event, the Southeast Wyoming Inter-Tribal Association will help you. They are a non-profit organization that holds monthly meetings the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm at Laramie County Community Colleges Center for Conferences and Institutes Building, Room 123, 1400 East College Drive. Everyone is invited to attend. Please call (307)614-3870 or (307)640-4314 for more information.

Dandies Tryouts

Young ladies from Laramie County in grades 9 to 12 may tryout for the 2015 CFD™ Dandies on Saturday, September 13 at 10:00am, in the Frontier Park Arena. Tryouts will involve horsemanship skills and an interview. For details, call Michelle Hess at (307)630-6367.

Greek Festival

The annual Greek Festival gets underway September 23-24, Friday from 4:00pm-11:00pm and Saturday from 11:00am-8:00pm at the Frontier Exhibition Hall in Frontier Park. The Parish of Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church invite everyone to come out and enjoy authentic Greek food, pastries, beer and wine. There will also be Greek music and several dance groups. The parishioners as well as the community eagerly anticipate this event. The pastries can be purchased in either the packaged pastry booth or individually in Yia Yias Coffee Shoppe. Imported deli goods can be purchased in the Greek Deli. There is plenty of free parking and no admission charge.