Issue for the week of October 31, 2014
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Week of October 24-October 31, 2014

The following articles are for the week of October 24-October 31, 2014. If you would like to be a part of this section, stop by Traders Shoppers Guide at 2021 Warren Avenue, E-mail: or fax: (307)634-8530. Any questions, please call (307)634-8895.

Sankofa Scholarship Sales Outlet

The Sankofa Institute of Pan-African Studies annual sales outlet is scheduled Saturday, November 15, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 507 West 28th Street, 8:00am-4:00pm. Take advantage of sales and bargains for the holidays and after. There will be videos, CDs and DVDs available, once in a lifetime antiques, original oils and watercolor paintings, silver, vintage 1950 Royal typewriter, binoculars, violin and other items too numerous to mention. There will be local and neighboring vendors with their arts, crafts and specialties. This sales outlet benefits the Sankofa Scholarship Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity. Donations are appreciated. All vendors, 1 table, 2 chairs, $25. Two tables, 3 chairs, $35. Set up will be Friday from 4:00pm-6:00pm and Saturday, 7:30am. For information and vendors applications, please call Jill, (307)632-3932 or

Crafters Needed

Come join the fun making crafts at Post 6, 2001 East Lincolnway. Supplies are available or bring your own. Mondays, 1:00pm-3:00pm; Thursdays, 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th of the month, 6:00pm-8:00pm and Fridays, 9:00am-11:00am. Open to members and guests. Contact Marti at (307)635-2253 for more information.

Funding Opportunity

GFWC Womens Civic League of Cheyenne (Community Improvement Committee) is accepting applications from Laramie County Non-Profit Organizations that support community development and the improvement of residents quality of life. For information and/or an application, contact the Community Improvement Committee Chairwoman, Fran Smyth, (307)221-2308 or visit the website, www. and click on the Christmas House tab. Funding for these grants comes from the Annual Christmas House.

Telephone Soliciting Scams

The Cheyenne Police Department has taken a few reports of telephone soliciting scams. This current one involves the caller claiming to be some local law enforcement official with a warrant for your arrest due to not showing up for jury duty. The caller claims to have worked out a special bond price if you are willing to send the money immediately. The caller gives the instructions of how and where to send the money. They are using local elected officials names so they sound more legitimate. Do not send any money. You can call the police or sheriffs offices, (307)637-6500, to verify the existence of a warrant if you are in question.

National Head Start Awareness Month

This year, Laramie County Head Start joins Head Starts across the nation in celebrating their 50th birthday! In honor of this occasion, they are hosting a free screening day at 711 Warren Avenue, on Friday, October 24, from 9:00am-11:00am and from 1:00pm-4:00pm. They are offering developmental screenings for children 2 months-5 years old! This is open to the public and free of charge. For more information call (307)634-5829.

Safety Week

Operation KidSafe Free Child Safety Weeks are happening all across the U.S. and Canada. An event has been scheduled in Cheyenne at Halladay Nissan, 1880 Westland Road, October 24-25, Monday-Friday, 8:30am-6:00pm and Saturday, 8:30am-5:00pm. The program is free and private for families. Parents take home the only record of the visit, a Bio-Document, that is ready to hand to law enforcement in an emergency. Safety tips to start a family safety action plan are also included. For information, contact Operation KidSafe International (866)-962-5487 or E-mail operationkidsafe22@

Haunted House

The Knights of Pythias annual Nightmare on 17th Street Haunted House runs October 24, 25, 30, 31 with an all-new Blackout Night on November 1, from 7:00pm-11:00pm at the Knights of Pythias Lodge, 312-1/2 West 17th Street. Tickets are $10 at the door. Military get 10% discount with ID. Please, no one under the age of 8 years old or pregnant ladies allowed. Call (307)630-8680 or (307)778-7609 for more information.

Free Halloween Party

The VFW 4343 is hosting their annual Free Childrens Halloween Party on Saturday, October 25, at 1:00pm at the VFW. There will be games for the children to win prizes, a haunted house to go through and refreshments. They will also receive a goodie bag. There will be a costume contest at 2:00pm for different age groups. Come join them at 3216 South Greeley Highway. Please call (307)632-0950 with any questions.

Foster Grandparent Program

Could you use an extra $300-$400 a month? The Southeast Wyoming 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 $2.65 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. Call (307)634-1265 for an application.

Twelve Days of Guns and Gear!

The Wyoming Wildlife Federation invites you to take part in their 14th Annual Month of Guns and Gear Giveaway. All proceeds from this event will go toward their mission to conserve wildlife, habitat and outdoor opportunities. They run multiple programs and projects that support wild animals and places in Wyoming. Order online at or call 1(800)786-5434. Drawings will commence on December 8 and tickets are accepted until 3:00pm on December 23. Items will be given away in the order presented. All winners will be notified by telephone after each days drawing.

Pumpkin Patch

The pumpkins are here! First United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch, 108 East 18th Street, will be open beginning now through October 31 or when sold out. Children and adults can stroll through the pumpkin patch and pick out their favorite pumpkin, small or large, smooth or with character. Proceeds help the FUMC Youth attend conventions and missionary events.

Supersitters Class

This class is for 10-14 year olds ready to learn the fundamentals of babysitting. The next class is Saturday, October 25, 9:00am-noon. Students will be educated in the fundamentals of safety procedures and basic practical care of children and babies. Space is limited. Come into the Cheyenne Family YMCA, 1426 East Lincolnway, to register. For more information, call (307)634-9622 extension 15 or cshay@

Fall Gift & Craft Sale

Grace United Methodist Church will be holding their Fall Gift and Craft Sale on Saturday, 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.

Childrens Chorus Program

The Cheyenne All City Childrens Chorus is presenting their 2014-2015 program Journeys Embark on Saturday, October 25, at 7:00pm in the LCSD #1 Administration Building Auditorium, 2810 House Avenue. Season sponsors are Alpine Dental and Manitou Galleries.

Sloppy Joe Feed and Hay Ride

A fall sloppy joe feed and hay ride will be held on October 25, 5:00pm-8:00pm, at the Burns Plex, 327 South Main Street, for $4 per person. For more information, contact Sophia at (307)286-5576.

Trunk or Treat

Christ Lutheran Church, 3260 Nationway, will hold a Trunk or Treat on Sunday, October 26, at 4:30pm. There will be face painting, cake walk and free hot dogs. Please call (307)632-8249 for more information.

Cheyenne Audubon Free Field Trip

Cheyenne-High Plains Audubon Society members invite the public for a free trip on Saturday, October 25, to tour the location for the new education project of the Laramie County Conservation District with Matt Ley, water specialist. Participants will meet at 8:00am at the entrance to the Sierra Trading Post parking lot, 5025 Campstool Road, before continuing east on Campstool to the site. For more information, please call Mark, (307)634-0463 or visit http://home.lone

Vendors Wanted

Destiny Christian Academys Craft Fair fundraiser will be held November 15, 8:00am-3:00pm. Make them your first stop. Vendors are wanted. Contact Jeanetta at or call (307)640-7500.

Methamphetamine Training

A formal training on how to recognize Methamphetamine and other drug making materials is appropriate for all landlords and their maintenance staff. The training will be conducted at the Kiwanis Community House, 710 South Lions Park Drive. The training will be held on Monday, October 27, at 6:00pm. The training is free, however, please RSVP to due to space limitations.

Kids Trunk-or-Treat

The Cheyenne Alliance Church will be having their special Trunk-or-Treat Celebration for children on Sunday, October 26, from 2:00pm-4:00pm at 5200 Ridge Road. In addition to candy and treats, there will be hay rides, food and fun. For more information, call (307)635-1014.

Culvers Fundraiser for MOPS

Drive through or dine in and Culvers on Dell Range will donate 10% of all sales between 5:00pm-8:00pm to support First Baptist MOPS and MomsNext. Enjoy dinner out or an ice cream treat to support MOPS Moms at Culvers on Monday, October 27.

Informative Session

Interfaith Family Support Services will hold an informative session on Thursday, October 30, at 5:30pm in the Laramie County Library Sunflower Room, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. Interfaith Family Support Services, a program of Community Action of Laramie County, is inviting the public and each Faith Based Community in the Laramie County area to a short, yet powerful informative session to learn about the invisible population of homeless families in our community. For more information, please call (307)772-8770 or go online to www.

Zombies Discussed at Lifetree Cafe

The fascination with zombies will be explored at Lifetree Cafe, located in Primrose Retirement Community in the Bistro, at 1530 Dorothy Lane, on Thursday, October 30, at 7:00pm. The event features a filmed interview with Stephen Graham Jones, author of The Gospel of Z and Zombie Bake-Off. Admission to the event is free. For questions please call Tamra at (307)630-3036 or

Trunk or Treat

The Fraternal Order of Eagles is hosting a free Trunk or Treat event in the back parking lot at 1600 Thomes Avenue on Friday, October 31, 6:00pm-8:00pm. All Cheyenne area children are welcome to attend. If you have questions, please call Shannon at (307)640-2303.

Trick or Treat With Us

Whispering Chase will be having an exciting Halloween celebration on Friday, October 31. They invite the little trick or treaters to stop by and have some Halloween fun. The residents will be handing out candy and there will be a cupcake walk for the kids. The festivities start at 4:00pm. After that there will be a resident costume contest with great prizes. Please join Whispering Chase Retirement Community, 4350 East Lincolnway. Call (307)632-1113 for more information.

Toys for Tots Registration

Registration will be held every Wednesday in October, at VFW 1881, 2816 East 7th Street, lower ballroom, from 12:00 noon until 6:00pm. Families will need to bring the following current documentation from the last month: DFS printout, proof of all household income, proof of Laramie County residency, a state ID, drivers license or military ID, childrens Social Security Cards and legal guardianship paperwork if applicable. For further information, please contact Wendi Henderson, USN (Ret), Cheyenne Region (Laramie County) Toys for Tots Coordinator at (678)215-7584 or E-mail

Couples Workshops

Free, 16-hour workshops, for Veteran couples willing to nurture and sustain their relationships. Open to Veterans from every branch of service and every era, it is especially helpful for couples affected by trauma or by the stresses of reintegration to civilian life. The workshops are offered evenings or weekends and in various locations based on demand. Call (307)778-7370 to learn more register.

Youth Video Contest

Wyoming youth ages 8-18 have an opportunity to show what experiencing nature means to them and exhibit their creative abilities by entering the second annual Wyoming Outside Video Contest. Contest rules and an application form are available on the WY Outside website, Entries are due by 5:00pm on October 31. For more information on WY Outside, or to find out how you or your agency can become involved, please contact WY Outside Administrative Coordinator, Ashley Rooney at (307)777-6560 or ashley.

Alzheimers Holiday Bazaar

The Alzheimers Holiday Bazaar, Craft Show and Flea Market, hosted by Team Memory Makers, will take place on Saturday, November 1, from 9:00am-2:00pm at the American Legion Post 6 Ballroom, 2001 East Lincolnway. Shop early for the holidays, make some money and fight against Alzheimers at the same time! For information, call Kelli at (307)634-6224 or Shonna at (307)631-6439 or E-mail Money from table sales goes to the Alzheimers Association.

Cheyenne Ski Club Chili Supper

The 20th Annual Cheyenne Ski Club Chili Supper will be held on Saturday, November 1, at Wyoming Bank & Trust, 5827 Yellowstone Road, doors open at 5:30pm. Bring a crock of chili for a chance to win some great prizes. Learn about the clubs trips and activities for the year and a chance to win some great door prizes. Free when you join or renew your membership or $5 for a temporary membership. Call Jodee Pring at (307)631-2980 for more information.

Turkey Trot and Gobble Wobble

Come run, walk or stroll in the 15th annual COMEA homeless shelters Turkey Trot and the Gobble Wobble fun run for kids. The Gobble Wobble is at 9:00am and the Turkey Trot 5k begins at 9:30am on November 1, 2014 at COMEA House, corner of West Lincolnway and Stinson Avenue. This is a major fund-raiser for COMEA, which provides beds, meals and case management for homeless men and women. Follow the Cheyenne Greenway along Crow Creek, stretch your legs and support COMEA. For information about sponsorships, contact Tim Kingston at (307)638-8885, kingston@rockymtn or Marguerite Herman, (307)638-1468,

Halloween at the YMCA

The Cheyenne Family YMCA will host a Halloween Party for Cheyenne families Friday, October 31, from 1:00pm-3:30pm. The $1 admission covers a multitude of activities: bounce castle, tattoos, carnival games, haunted house and crafts. Kids will love the Treat Trail, stopping along the way to gather treats from Y members at our Seat n Treat! For more information, call the Y at (307)634-9622.


Cheyenne author Amanda Cabot will be signing copies of her latest book, At Bluebonnet Lake, at Barnes & Noble, 1851 Dell Range, on Saturday, November 1, from 1:00pm-4:00pm. The contemporary romance received a starred review from Publishers Weekly and was described as uplifting and inspirational. Colorado author, Jane M. Choate, will be signing her romantic suspense novel, Keeping Watch, at the same time. For more information, call Barnes & Noble at (307)632-3000.

Christmas Cruise for Kids

Classic Chevys of Cheyenne will hold a Christmas Cruise for Kids on Saturday, November 8. Bring an unwrapped toy for a child for Christmas. All toys are donated to the Salvation Armys Operation Happy Christmas. They will meet at the Super Wal-Mart parking lot, 2032 Dell Range Boulevard, at 10:00am. At approximately 11:30am, they will cruise over to the Old Community House in Lions Park for chili. Dash plaques will be given to the first 80 participants who bring a toy. For more information, contact John Arciniega, (307)632-9779.

Bake and Craft Sale

Cheyenne Brethren Church, 2600 East 12th Street, will be holding a bake and craft sale on Saturday, November 15, 8:30am-3:30pm. Vendors are welcome. Please contact Nancy at (307)638-9490 for more information.

Looking for Residents for City Boards

Mayor Rick Kaysen is now accepting applications to fill vacancies on the Citys Board of Adjustments and the Planning Commission. Board members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Cheyenne City Council. Applications and details about these volunteer positions are available on the Citys website at (click on Your Government and look for Boards/-Commissions and then click on Appointment Application). You can also contact Virginia Riley at the Mayors Office by Email at or call (307)637-6300 or stop by the Municipal Building, 2101 ONeil Avenue, Room 310. The deadline to apply for vacancies is 5:00pm on Monday, November 3.

Crafters and Vendors Needed

Seeking crafters and product vendors for St. Peters Church Fall Bazaar, 252 Dell Range, Saturday, November 8. Contact Susan at (307)630-6469 or Diane at (307)630-0769.

X-JWC of Cheyenne Fundraiser

X-Junior Womens Club in partnership with Texas Roadhouse is sponsoring a fundraiser to benefit Comea Shelter, Friday Food Bag and LCCC scholarships. The event will take place Monday, November 10, from 11:00am-2:00pm at Texas Roadhouse, 1931 Bluegrass Circle. The luncheon menu will consist of BBQ Pulled Pork, Corn, Caesar Salad, Rolls and a Beverage (beverage with dine-in orders only). The cost of the lunch is $10 of which $4 will be donated to X-JWC for the above community programs and the remaining to cover the cost of the meal. A ticket is required for lunch. Please buy your tickets before November 3. Contact Carolyn, (307)640-1457.

Mexican Fiesta

Bethel Outreach Ministries presents Mexican Fiesta, annual fundraiser and auction on Friday, November 7, Lions Park Kiwanis Community House, 4603 Lions Park Drive. Dinner will be held at 6:00pm with the live auction at 7:00pm.

Pistol Shooting Skills Program

Develop needed skills for accuracy and precision with the NRA Basic Pistol Qualification Course, which will be offered November 9, 2014 through April 19, 2015. to sign up for the course, go to http://chey, fill out the form and one of the instructors will contact you. For more information, call (307)634-8948.

Fundraiser for Amber White

Please join Texas Roadhouse, 1931 Bluegrass Circle, on Tuesday, November 18, 11:00am-1:00pm. Proceeds will benefit Amber White with medical costs. For $10, you will get BBQ Pulled Pork, Corn, Caesar Salad and Rolls. Drink will be provided for dine-in. Delivery is available for 10 or more orders. Please call Stacey Rorabaugh at (307)286-2413 for tickets no later than November 11.

Muley Fanatic Annual Banquet

Saturday, November 15, doors open at 4:00pm at Little America, 2800 West Lincolnway, for the Muley Fanatic Foundation Southeast Wyoming Chapter Second Annual Banquet. A variety of firearms, household items, outdoor gear and artwork will be available in auctions and games/raffles. Tickets are $60 for single, $100 for couples, $25 for youth ages 10-17 and kids 9 and under are free. Sponsor tables of 8 people are $800. A collection of used hunting gear and clothing will be taken at the banquet for the Wyoming Game and Fish Forever Wild Families program. Bring your old gear for a discount on raffle tickets. All money raised in Wyoming stays in Wyoming. Please contact Megan at (307)631-1250 or visit www.muley

Harvest Bazaar

Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 2530 East 18th Street, will hold a harvest bazaar on Saturday, November 15, 9:00am-2:00pm. There will be crafts, baked goods, Christmas vintage items and raffle drawings. A pulled pork lunch with pie will be served from 11:00am-1:00pm. For information, call (307)635-4239.

Indoor Soccer and Floor Hockey

Register now for 2015 Floor Hockey and Indoor Soccer. Registration closes December 21. Coaches and referees are needed. Please consider starting the new year by making a difference in the lives of the youth. Register at the YMCA or go to For more information, contact Chandra Watson, Sports Coordinator, at (307)634-9622 or email her at

Festival of Trees

Join Magic City Enterprises for the 2014 Festival of Trees Free Family Night on Friday, November 21, 6:00pm-8:30pm at the Historic Depot, downtown Cheyenne, 121 West 15th Street. View beautifully decorated Christmas trees and wreaths. Visit the ornament making station and vote for your favorite tree for the Peoples Choice award. Take family photos with all of the beautiful trees and wreaths and with special guests Santa and Mrs. Claus. Enjoy hot cocoa, coffee and cookies provided by Security 1st Bank. Donations accepted for Magic City Enterprises Employment Services.

Story Time at the Depot

The Cheyenne Depot Museum, 121 West 15th Street, is bringing back Story Time. The first Story Time will be held on Saturday, November 28, at 1:00pm. Sponsored by Cheyenne Eye Clinic. Each participating child will receive a book. Anyone interested in sponsoring books can contact the Depot Museum at (307)632-3905.

WinterMart Arts & Crafts Sale

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Cheyenne, 3005 Thomes Avenue, has booths available for the Annual UUCC WinterMart which runs December 19-20, Friday, 4:30pm-6:30pm and Saturday, 9:00am-4:00pm. Vendors who feature hand-crafted artwork and crafts are welcome to apply. Booths are $55, shared booths $90. Deadline for entry form is December 12. Download the entry form from or contact Kathleen at (307)421-4496 or Shelley at UUCC, (307)638-4554 for information.