Issue for the week of September 26, 2014
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Week of September 26-October 2, 2014

The following articles are for the week of September 26-October 2, 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.

Campout to Help Out

Rotoract members, a subsidiary of Cheyenne Rotary, will be staying in the middle of Depot Plaza for 24 hours from Friday, September 26, at 5:00pm to Saturday, September 27, at 5:00pm in a tent and using materials found in the relief packages and seeking funds to send several disaster relief boxes to affected areas all around the globe. This will be the fifth year Rotaract has hosted a campout at the Depot Plaza. Over the years, Rotaract has provided enough funds for almost ten Shelterboxes. Donations can be dropped off at Rotaract’s campout area in Depot Plaza or by mailing a check made payable to Shelterbox to Cheyenne Community Rotoract, P.O. Box 2974, Cheyenne, WY 82003. For more information about Shelterbox, please visit

Recycled Treasures Sale

The United Methodist Women of the First United Methodist Church will hold their annual Recycled Treasures Sale on Saturday, September 27, from 8:00am-2:00pm at Allison Hall, 18th and Warren Avenue. The sales from this huge, church-wide sale will benefit missions both locally and globally. For more information, please call (307)632-1410.

2nd Annual X-JWC Bingo Fundraiser

On Saturday, September 27, at 5:30pm, at Grandma’s Pickle Parlor, 800 South Greeley Highway, the X-JWC of Cheyenne is sponsoring a fun filled evening of bingo. The cost for a packet is $20 and extra cards as well as snacks and drinks will be available for purchase. The bingo money will be divided between the winner and X-JWC. The X-JWC proceeds will be donated to Comea Shelter, Friday Food Bag and LCCC scholarships. The event is open to the public. Please call Carol at (307)630-3119 for any questions.

DUI Victim Impact Panel

The mission of the Laramie County DUI Impact Panel is to stop drunken and drugged driving and to create awareness regarding the tragic consequences of this event. Panel members share their life stories regarding the issues of impaired driving in the hope of preventing life altering tragedies from continuing to occur. The next DUI Panel held in Laramie County will be on Monday, September 29, at 6:30pm, at the Laramie County Community College Center for Conferences and Institutes in Room 130, 1400 East College Drive. The panel is normally held on the last Monday of every other month and is open to the public. If you are also interested in speaking for or being a part of our Impact Pane, please call (307)214-5444 to confirm the schedule.

Fall Gift & Craft Sale

Grace United Methodist Church will be holding their Fall Gift and 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.

Remote Control Airshow

The Kimball Kamakazee Klub is hosting a Remote Control Airplane Fun Fly on Sunday, September 28, at the Kimball County Airport R/C field, in Kimball, Nebraska. The field is 3 miles south and 1/2 mile west of Kimball’s only stoplight. All R/C pilots are invited to participate. There are no entry fees, no prizes, just a great day to fly. Planes will be in flight and on display for spectators to enjoy. The event is open to the public free of charge. Everyone is welcome to attend. There is limited site seating, so bring your lawn chair. If you are a pilot, spectator or just want more information, please contact Rick Kirby at (308)235-3338 or (308)235-5801 or E-mail rdkirby@act

Winter Coat and Jacket Collection

The Z Club of Triumph High School is collecting winter coats and jackets in good condition to be donated to the community coat drive. Students will be collecting items until September 30. Donations can be dropped off at Triumph High School Monday-Friday between 7:30am and 3:30pm. Pickup of 5 or more items can be arranged by contacting Dr. Aldrich or JoLynn Murphy at Triumph High School by phone at (307)771-2500. Z Club is the high school organization of Zonta International of Cheyenne. Z Club seeks to educate and advance issues of human rights.

Combat Veteran Bible Studies

This group is a faith-based and practical step-by-step program to help combat Veterans reconnect with hope. Featuring “The Combat Trauma Healing Manual,” the group offers spiritual solutions for those struggling with PTSD. Please call (307)778-7377 to learn more or to register.

Homosexuality Discussed at Lifetree

A couple’s journey with their son’s announced homosexuality will be examined at Lifetree Cafe, located in Primrose Retirement Community in the Bistro, at 1530 Dorothy Lane, near Powderhouse and Four Mile Road, on Thursday, October 2, at 7:00pm. Admission to the event is free. For questions please call Tamra at (307)630-3036 or wyohusker1@

Toys for Tots Registration

Registration will be held every Wednesday in October, starting on the 1st, 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, driver’s license or military ID, children’s 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

Spiritually Engaged from Here to Tibet

“Spiritually Engaged from Wyoming to Tibet” will be presented by Matteo Pistono at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Cheyenne, 3005 Thomes Avenue, on Sunday, September 28, at 10:30am. A writer, photographer, practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism and author, he is also the founder of Nekorpa (, a non-profit founda-tion working to protect sacred pilgrimage sites around the world. For further information, contact UUCC at (307)638-4554, for more information about Matteo, go to

Chili Supper and Bingo Night

Triumph SkillsUSA will host a chili supper and community bingo night on Thursday, October 2. Dinner is $5 per person for everyone over age 1 and will begin at 5:00pm. Bingo will begin at 6:00pm. Everyone attending will receive 3 free bingo cards and may purchase more at the door. Home party sales company representatives will have items on display. The bingo game prizes have been donated by these sales representatives. For more information or to represent a company, please contact Dr. Michelle Aldrich at (307)771-2500 or by E-mail at Aldrich

A Walk for Peace in the World

St. Joseph’s parish begins its pilgrimage, a 2-day, 40 mile journey on foot to Our Lady of Peace in Pine Bluffs, Wyoming on October 4. Helpers need to arrive at 5:00am. Registration will be held from 6:00am-6:30am with a blessing at 6:30am and the walking beginning at 6:45am. If you are interested in participating either as a pilgrim or as a volunteer, please call (307)634-4625.

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.

Crafters Wanted

Space is available for reservation for the Burns Christmas Craft Sale on November 22. Please call Toni at (307)547-2206 or (307)630-5557 for information or to reserve your table.

Cajun Fest

The 3rd Annual Cajun Fest, a “let the good times roll” fundraiser in support of Recover Wyoming, will be held on Friday, October 3, at 5:30pm at the Kiwanis Community House in Lions Park. The event includes silent and live auctions, Cajun food and music, as well as the sharing of recovery stories by several speakers. Single tickets are $45, sponsor tables of eight are available for $500. The goal of Recover Wyoming is to walk alongside a person in recovery and act as a guide through the challenges of early sobriety, resulting in long-term recovery. For more information on the Cajun Fest and Recover Wyoming, call the Recovery Center at (307)421-7261 or visit the website at

Craft Fair Seeking Vendors

The Fraternal Order of Eagle’s Auxiliary #128 is hosting a craft fair on Saturday, October 11, from 9:00am-3:00pm. To rent a space, please contact Laurie at (307)275-6895 or (307)635-3689 or Shannon at (307)640-2303.

From Darkness Into the Light

The 2nd Annual From Darkness Into the Light program will be held on Saturday, October 4, at the American Legion Post 6, 2001 East Lincolnway. The evening devoted to innovations in the battle against blindness and services for people with visual impairments will begin with a social and expo at 5:00pm followed by dinner at 6:00pm and a program at 7:00pm. The expo will feature equipment and services for persons with visual impairments. There will be door prizes and a live auction. Persons with visual impairments and accompanied by 1 guest are complimentary. Tickets are $25 each, a table of 8 for $200 and a table of 6 for $150. Proceeds benefit the Wyoming Lions Early Childhood Vision Project. For more information, tickets, donations or exhibit contact, call Dave Orr at (307)631-5423.

Toys for Tots Kickoff Fundraiser

Marine Corps Reserve Cheyenne Toys for Tots Kickoff to benefit local Toys for Tots will be held Friday, October 3, at VFW 1881, 2816 East 7th Street, off Nationway next to the Kia Dealer. The cost is $5, kids 5 and under are free. There will be a fun filled evening with dinner, 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 at (678)215-7584 or E-mail Cheyennetoy4

Shire of Windkeep

Shire of Windkeep, a chapter of the SCA, Society for Creative Anachronism in southeast Wyoming is celebrating its 30th Anniversary on Saturday, October 4, from 10:00am-10:00pm at the Terry Bison Ranch, 51 East I-25 Service Road. They invite friends and especially former members to join them for food, fun and revelry. There is no fee for the event. The shire will be providing some food but would like for participants to bring their meat plus a side dish for sharing. If you wish to help celebrate, please contact Conor MacDougall, (307)221-1375, or Renate Koven, (307)634-9714.

Alzheimer’s Holiday Bazaar

The Alzheimer’s 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 Alzheimer’s at the same time! Reserve your spot before October 17 for $20 for an 8’ table and 2 chairs. For more information, call Kelli at (307)634-6224 or Shonna at (307)631-6439 or E-mail Money from table sales goes directly to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Nightmare on 17th Street

The Knights of Pythias Annual “Nightmare on 17th Street” Haunted House will have a sneak preview on October 3 and 4, from 7:00pm-11:00pm. If you dress like a Zombie, admission will be $5, tickets purchased at the door. Regular price is $10. The regular Haunted House runs October 10-11, 17-18, 24-25, 30-31 with a special Blackout Night on November 1. Military will get a 10% discount with ID. Call (307)630-8680 or (307)778-7609 for more information.

Flea Market and Craft Sale Tables

Get your table now for the monthly flea market and craft sale at Post 6, 2001 East Lincolnway on October 25, 9:00am-3:00pm. Table rent is $20. Lunch will be available. Help benefit the Auxiliary Scholarship Fund for Cheyenne High School students. Contact Marti at (307)635-2253.

Party In Pink Zumbathon

007 Extreme Fitness, 1216B East Fox Farm Road, is hosting a Party In Pink Zumbathon on Saturday, October 4, from 11:00am-3:30pm. The party will make moves in the fight against breast cancer. All funds donated will go to the Zumba® Global Research Grant for Breast Cancer Prevention. There will be a $10 charge at the door with all proceeds going to The Susan G. Komen Foundation. Raffles will be held throughout the event. For more information, please call Karen at (307)222-0010.

Informational Open House

There will be an informational open house to expand your view of 4-H on Monday, October 6, from 5:00pm-7:00pm, at the Laramie County Community College Health and Science Building, room 113, 1400 East College Drive. Laramie County 4-H offers many other project options than just the traditional agriculture projects. They will be providing information on the 4-H program along with project demonstrations, question and answer sessions and serving light refreshments. Please contact Tansey Sussex, 4-H/Youth Education, sussex@, (307)633-4383.

Life Chain 2015

Life Chain is an international hour of prayer for our nation and a peaceful, prayerful public witness on behalf of the unborn at risk of abortion. Participants will stand and pray on sidewalks of major cities across the nation and Canada on Sunday, October 5, 2:00pm-3:00pm in Cheyenne at the corner of Dell Range Boulevard and Powderhouse Road. Stand with thousands who support the sanctity of human life from the moment of conception until natural death. You’ll be a light in a darkened world as you help put an end to abortion through prayer.

Volunteer Nurse Alert System

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center will host a presentation about the new Wyoming Nurse Alert System volunteer registration on October 10, noon to 1:00pm, in meeting room C and D. The meeting rooms are located near the hospital’s cafeteria. The presenter is John Kelly, public health response coordinator for the Cheyenne-Laramie County Health Department. Wyoming nurses can start renewing their licenses on October 1. For more information, call Kelley at (307)633-4063 or Janelle Hoem, Cheyenne Regional interim clinical nurse educator, (307)275-4745.

Steppin’ Up for Life

LifeChoice Pregnancy Care Center will be holding a Steppin’ Up for Life walk/run on Saturday, October 11, at the Lions’ Park, Old Community House, 4603 Lions Park Drive. Registration begins at 8:00am, the walk/run at 9:30am until 12:00 noon. Hot chili will follow. For more information, contact LifeChoice at (307)632-6323 or go to www.lifechoice

Bootlegger’s Ball

The Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Old West Museum will hold their annual Carriage Ball on Saturday, October 4, 6:00pm at the Holiday Inn, 204 West Fox Farm Road. This sensational, roaring 20’s themed soiree will feature high-energy jazz and swing music by Denver’s Swing Je T’aime. The annual gala and all proceeds benefit the Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Old West Museum and its’ year round programming. For more information or reservations, call (307)778-7290 or visit

Family History Month

October is Family History Month, and to celebrate, the Cheyenne Genealogical and Historical Society is presenting a number of free workshops throughout the month to assist those interested in expanding their genealogical skills. Programs include, “Organizing Family History Files and Notes,” scheduled for Tuesday, October 14, in the Sunflower Room of the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. This is the program for the monthly Society meeting, which begins at 6:00pm with a social followed by a short business meeting and the program at 7:00pm. Details and a complete listing of all programs are available on the CGHS website at For more information, please call Robin Everett at (307)630-2915

Democrat Coalition Chili Feed

The Laramie County Democrats and Laramie County Democratic Grassroots Coalition invite you to a Chili Feed, Tuesday, October 14, at the Kiwanis Community House in Lions Park, from 6:00pm-8:00pm. There will be chili with all the fixings plus desserts and beverages. Suggested donation, $15. For more information, contact Kathleen, (307)421-4496.

Turkey Trot and Gobble Wobble

Come run, walk or stroll in the 15th annual COMEA homeless shelter’s 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. Medals for men and women in four age groups. All Gobble Wobblers get a prize. Be a race sponsor! For information about sponsorships, contact Tim Kingston at (307)638-8885, or Marguerite Herman, (307)638-1468, marguerite.

New Self-Help Group

People who are dealing with panic attacks, anxiety and skipped heartbeats may be interested in helping create a new self-help group. Nothing is for sale. For more information, please contact Ron at (307)638-7010.

Cheyenne Open House

Father Paul Truebenbach and members of the newly established Holy Apostles Orthodox Christian Church of Cheyenne welcome the community to an open house on Saturday, October 11, from 1:00pm-4:00pm at 9505 Hynds Boulevard. Tours of the recently completed Worship and Family Center, on the corner of Hynds Boulevard and Riding Club Road, will be offered. This new Center is the first of three buildings planned for the 13-acre Church Campus. Please join church members for refreshments, children’s activities and fellowship. For more information, contact Holy Apostles Board President, Sam Galeotos at (307)632-9590 or

Marriage Program

Re | Engage is a safe place for couples to reconnect, renew, or resurrect their marriages. This program is for newly-weds to those couples who have been married 50+ years. They will hear from couples who have been through the trials and survived. This program will give couples the tools needed to strengthen their marriages. The cost is $40.00 per couple. We will meet every Tuesday evening for 16 weeks, from 6:30pm-8:15pm beginning October 7, 2014 at Beacon Hill Baptist Church, 110 Central Ave. All are welcome. Please call (307)634-5325 for more information and to register.

Patriotic Concert

The American Legion Post 6 presents a patriotic concert featuring Linda Lanier on Wednesday, October 15, 7:00pm. The Nashville recording artist has a patriotic program that moves audiences to tears and with pride! She has a passion for our military, their families and the American flag! Having been born into a military family, Linda is not a stranger to it’s way of life. Linda Lanier’s patriotism and music reaches people at the core of their soul. Tickets are $10. For more information or tickets, please call (307)635-3696 ext 11 or stop by the American Legion at 2001 East Lincolnway.

Tools for Small Business Management

Learn to interpret and use your financial statements to boost profit margins in a free interactive workshop for small business owners. Score is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration and is offering this workshop on October 22, 6:00pm, at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Avenue. Rob Dickerson, CPA, will be the presenter. To register, please contact them at (307)773-7200, go to www.Library2, call (307)632-1588 or visit

Culver’s Fundraiser for MOPS

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

Craft Fair Seeks Vendors

The Triumph High School Senior Class of 2015 will host a Holidaze Craft Fair on Saturday, October 18. The craft fair will be open from 9:00am until 3:00pm and lunch items will be available for purchase. There is no admission fee. Vendors can reserve a parking space for just $30. Spaces are limited and are on a first come, first serve basis. Vendors will be able to set up from 7:00am-9:00am on the sale date. Tables and chairs will be available for a small additional rental fee. For more information or to reserve your space, please contact Dr. Michelle Aldrich or Valerie Montgomery at (307)771-2500.

National Arts Program

Registration for the 8th Annual National Arts Program Exhibit and Contest is open! New this year, the National Arts Program is open to all city and county residents. The event will be held at the Cheyenne Civic Center, 510 West 20th Street, November 3-December 18. A reception will be held at the Cheyenne Civic Center on November 5, from 5:30pm-7:00pm. Registration forms with detailed information are available at the Leisure Services Division, 610 West 7th Street as well as online at www. or call (307)637-6423. Registration forms must be received by the Leisure Services Division by October 24.

Second Annual Banquet

Saturday, November 15, doors open at 4pm at Little America, 2800 West Lincolnway, for the Muley Fanatic Foundation Southeast Wyoming Chapter Second Annual Banquet. Enjoy a prime rib dinner, live musical entertainment, photo booth and kids corner. A variety of firearms, household items, outdoor gear and artwork will be available in auctions and games/raffles. Early bird ticket packages available before October 15, get $160 worth of raffle tickets for only $100 and be entered to win a .257 Weatherby. 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. All money raised in Wyoming, stays in Wyoming. Contact Megan at (307)631-1250 or visit