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1 SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, THE SHERIDAN PRESS C1 Circles 'Tis the season to deck your hall of good cheer Wreaths are wonderful decorative items for any occasion no matter what season of the year. Spring and summer wreaths may celebrate bounteous herbs and botanicals using such materials as bay leaves, sage, lavender or quince. Autumn wreaths celebrate the harvest with gourds, nuts, corn, bittersweet and dried leaves and flowers. However, it is the Christmas wreath that offers the most splendor and at the time we SUSAN WOODY are most in need of the refreshment of color, life and sparkle that a wreath offers. A winter wreath says welcome to our home, or enjoy the season as few other seasonal ornaments can. Wreaths are practical for the holidays too. They are not symbols for any particular religious tradition, so any home can enjoy a wreath. They are ideal for instant decoration on a bare wall or to replace a painting or other work of art for a festive occasion. They don t take up valuable floor space during cocktail parties or dances, they don t require table surfaces, they can be placed high up and still be visible in a crowded room or they can be oversized and command attention for an entire wall. Hang a wreath on the front gate, doors, over windows (inside or out), in front of a mirror, screen, bookcase or over a mantel. They are also versatile in size and can be hung from a door knob, hung on a stair landing, a headboard or a towel rack in the bathroom. They add instant cheer no matter where they are placed. Wreaths can be a true reflection of the holiday spirit and make a satisfying craft project to get into the mood of the season. Susan Woody has been a home and garden writer for mor ethan 20 years and is a master gardener. BY ELAINE MARKOUTSAS UNIVERSAL UCLICK Some of us have quite the knack for holiday decorating. It's fluid, almost effortless, instinctive or precisely planned -- and, most of all, it's done early. All the better to kick back by the fire and enjoy, a glass of nutmeg-laced eggnog or wine in hand. The rest of us need a little jumpstart especially if we want to change things up a bit. There are plenty of ideas out there -- in magazines, catalogs, retail websites, blogs, home design shows. But just as it is with all of home design, it's how you put things together that creates a cohesive look and personalizes spaces. The same is true with holiday decor. Follow your instincts. Just a few touches of color and sparkle can elevate the everyday to festive. Some retailers have made it all a bit easier by grouping ornaments, garlands and even Santas and angels into themes that cover lifestyle or decor trends. You may wonder how these holiday styles get launched. Michelle Lamb, editor of The Trend Curve, a publication that forecasts home furnishings trends internationally for designers and architects, actually covers Christmasworld, a trade show in Frankfurt, Germany, where trends are shaped much as they are for home furnishings. What she saw echoed some current design directions, such as layering, which she says makes surfaces look unique. Also texture and dimension, which were expressed in finishes such as gesso, not only in gold but also in white. Handcrafted ornaments are being embraced, destined to be treasured, much like the crafts children make. Texture is playing a larger role, for solid design reasons. What stands out in a welldesigned all-white interior? Contrasting surfaces, like shiny and matte, some dimension, and layering, which lends depth and creates contrast. Tactile surfaces are welcome, just like cuddly cashmere throws. Some may never stray from traditional red and green, but it's pretty difficult to not be seduced by some of the cool colors out there. If you stick with a single hue, repeat it with pillows (seasonal or not), throws and other accessories. Metallic and other glittery accents are especially glamorous at this time of year. Gold, silver, copper and bronze accents add shine. Mercury glass looks have become staples during the holiday because of their reflective qualities. And anything that glitters or is beaded is especially enchanting with candlelight. Besides votives, a variety of candlesticks in different shapes and materials can be effectively grouped on mantels, side tables and sideboards. And live greens and plants lend a special quality, with boughs of Here's the grown-up version of Christmas stockings, all elegantly beaded in jewel tones on cotton lurex. balsam, pine or fir, with the added benefit of fresh scent. Paper whites, amaryllis, tulips, orchids and even hydrangeas are alternatives to traditional poinsettias, but even these can be found in colors other than red. "I like to use a lot of natural green magnolia and pine, maybe some holly berries," says New York designer Bunny Williams, who did a holiday collection for Ballard. "(Real) or faux green apples look great tucked into the greenery." And she says even an everyday blue-and-white dinnerware looks beautiful on a table dressed with sparkling gold deer, shimmering hurricanes and tons of mercury glass votives. Styling your home for the holidays may span the spare to flush, which can suit a huge range of tastes. Take a stairway, for example. A simple bow at the newel post might suffice. Or, one idea from marthastewart.com is to create a garland of current Christmas cards and hang them from the bannister. Then, too, this can be the perfect showcase for some new colorful ornaments, fastened by pretty ribbons. Wreaths are perhaps the go-to decor for doors and windows, but other attractive options include sprays of greens, enhanced by ornaments and fruit. It's really the perfect DIY: purchasing a plain spray, perhaps dotted with pine cones (most super markets will sell them) and add your own colored orbs, faux or fresh fruit and coordinating ribbon, tied in a loose bow. Mantelscapes are another obvious place to create ambience, whether or not you have stockings hanging from them. On many retailer s websites, there's a tutorial on how to style a holiday mantel, which dishes three basic tips: Arrange items from high to low (the focal point can be a wreath, a mirror or wall art); group similar items together; mix materials and textures -- try different combinations of burnished metals, glazed ceramics, colored and clear glass and weathered woods. While you may favor a minimal look, that can take on very different interpretations. A rustic setting may feature rough-hewn plank floors or even walls, lots of natural elements like twigs or pine cones. On the other hand, generally lean interiors with furnishings in COURTESY PHOTO UNIVERSAL UCLICK straight lines may welcome a bauble or three, as well as a few curves in a modern context. Sparkling ornaments add luster; try pooling a shimmery garland around bowls of ornaments and candles on a console table. Textural notes can help soften crisp edges, like tactile leaves of felt forming a snowy-white wreath or framing a tabletop tree. A bright spot on any color background, it even stands out against white because of its layered fabric and can star in either a contemporary or traditional setting. If you have a favorite large bowl, whether it's in white porcelain, ruby glass, majolica or Blue Willow, put it to use with a special holiday accent. Spiff it up with snowy-white, gold or silvery pine cones. Or fill it with lemons or clementines. Do the same with smaller bowls, filling them with colorful candies or nuts, paying attention to shape. Just how lavish or low-key you make it is up to you. But there's no doubt that even a small effort to dress will matter, not only to you but your holiday guests. Think of holiday decorating as a gift for your home, one that gives back, making it inviting for all.

2 SENIOR C2 THE SHERIDAN PRESS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2014 Pearl Harbor survivor, Mel Heckman, received the purple heart for injuries he incurred on Dec. 7, Heckman is currently part of a campaign to secure financial support for fellow survivors to travel in 2016 to the Pearl Harbor memorial in Hawaii for the 75th anniversary of the attack on the American fleet that led the United States into World War II. A wish that generations will know BY LOIS BELL SHERIDAN SENIOR CENTER SHERIDAN His wish is that school teachers would teach their students about the importance of the day that brought the United States into World War II. His wish comes from his personal involvement. Tomorrow, Sunday, Dec. 7 marks the 73rd anniversary of the Japanese attack on the American naval fleet docked at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Mel Heckman, U.S. naval navigation machinist mate assigned to Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, shares his story. He was 18 years old. "I had been called in to weekend duty at the Pearl Harbor fire station to relieve the regular firemen," Heckman said. "There were four of us on duty including the fire chief, the assistant fire chief and one other fellow. Our duty started at 8 a.m. We got to the fire station at 7:30 a.m. and were getting instructions from the fire chief when the first plane came in." "I can remember exactly what time the first Japanese plane came in," said Heckman. "It was 7:50 a.m. The plane's mission was to knock out communications to the fleet and to the United States." The plane flew low to tear out the antenna strung between the base fire station and radio station then moved to drop the first bomb on aircraft Hanger No. 3. "There were three hangars," Heckman said. "Hanger No. 3 was the only hanger with gasoline, aviation fuel and bombs. It exploded." The crew rushed to the pump truck and sped to put out the fire. "I was hanging on the back of the pump truck and I saw another plane coming in," Heckman said. "I yelled to the fire chief (who was driving) and he sped up. I can still feel the surge of that fire truck. The plane dropped a bomb 20 feet behind us that left a hole big enough for a Volkswagen car." The crew was peppered with road tar from the blast. "When a bomb like that goes off so close to you, you don't hear it, you feel it," Heckman said. The crew drove to the bay to pump water but discovered that the bomb had knocked out the suction on the truck. According to Heckman, every plane by then was on fire and the pump truck was inoperable. "Our next step was to go to the other end of the island and stand by a VIP building to be sure it did not burn." Heckman and the other relief man headed across the island. The first wave of 183 Japanese aircraft had already attacked at 7:55 a.m. "The guy that went with me to the VIP building was named Pruitt. We were standing across from the USS Arizona docked in the bay," Heckman said."when the bomb dropped on the Arizona, the concussion was so fierce that we had to hold onto a tree to keep from being blown away." The magazine of the ship was hit. The battleship Arizona sunk in seconds. "One of the reasons it sunk so fast is that the fleet was in harbor for an Admiral's inspection scheduled for Dec. 8," Heckman said. "All the doors were wide open to air out the ship to make the ship ready." Heckman and Pruitt ran to pull men out of the water. Heckman doesn't know for certain but he guesses he may have pulled 10 men out. "The entire bay was on fire," Heckman said. "I didn't know that my back and arms were burned." COURTESY PHOTO Casualties were high. On Monday, Dec. 8, 1941, the United States declared war not only on Japan but entered the war in Europe. Strong non-intervention sentiment from the American public dissipated. "Pearl Harbor is only the beginning of the story," Heckman said. At age 91, Heckman serves as the Wyoming state chairman of Pearl Harbor Survivors, an organization of which he has been a charter member since the 1950s. As chairman, Heckman campaigns to keep the day recognized. Gov. Matt Mead has issued a proclamation to recognize Dec. 7 as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day at Heckman s request. Heckman has written to editors of the 40 Wyoming newspapers asking for a letter he wrote to be published honoring the ships damaged and men killed or injured in the attack. He also checks in on the four other Pearl Harbor survivors in Wyoming. What is Heckman's objective for honoring Pearl Harbor survivors? "Many teachers today were not born when the attack came," Heckman said. He supports answering phone calls from teachers asking for his story. "Today, I would like schoolchildren educated on the importance of the day that led the United States to enter World War II." CENTER STAGE hunting in 1950 In the fall of 1950, I was invited to go elk hunting with a couple of married men. Neil Thompson was five years older and Jim Locke was four years older than I was. We were going to the Jackson area to hunt. They had been there before and knew the way. Neil had a sister that lived in Thermopolis. We spent the night there and their wives stayed there while we were hunting. The next day we made it to Togwotee Pass where we heard there were some elk. Being greenhorns we pitched our tent on the game trail. Needless to say, we did not get much sleep BOB HUFF Jackson area elk that night. Whenever a wild animal would pass by our tent, we were awakened. We moved the tent off the game trail the next day. We hunted there a couple of days without success. We packed up our camp and headed for Jackson, our original destination. After arriving in Jackson, which was only a small cow town back then, we went to the Cowboy Bar. The counter of the bar had many silver dollars imbedded in it. We were quite impressed. I was only 17, age did not seem to matter as long as you had money, and you were served. We hunted around the Jackson area for a couple of days without getting an elk. We heard that the elk had moved to the Gros Ventre River area. We packed up our camp and headed for that area. We followed the river up to where there was a dude ranch. We forded the river and proceeded until we ran out of road. Living there at the end of the road was a bachelor rancher. We got acquainted and he was willing to let us camp there while hunting. He was haying and had several hay cocks raked up in his field that surrounded the house. We struck a deal with him. He was willing to let us use his horses for hunting if we would gather his hay out of the cocks and put his hay into the corral. We rose early the next morning. With a team and hay wagon we started moving the hay into the hay corral. The rancher was surprised and invited us to dinner that evening. I thought that meat in the stew was very greasy. The next morning at daylight we were leaving to go hunting. When we rode by the north side of the building, I noticed the skin of a bear hanging there. When I returned I asked the rancher if he had made us dinner last night from that meat. He nodded his head yes. We hunted hard, but it was dry and poor hunting. Finally Neil did get a spike bull elk. We packed it back to the camp and hunted another day. We had been gone for about 14 days and we were glad to be heading home. While going through the Wind River Canyon on the way home, we had the radio in the pickup blaring. I remember I heard the song Goodnight Irene for the first time. BOB HUFF grew up in Upton. Center Stage is written by friends of the Senior Center for the Sheridan Community. It is a collection of insights and stories related to living well at every age. SENIOR CENTER HAPPENINGS A ride to the foot of the Bighorns, Thursday, Dec. 11. An annual destination: The Brinton Museum Art Gallery! Join us for the Gallery s 24th Annual Holiday Show Variety of Visions. Lunch at the Big Horn Woman s Club for Christmas bingo. The suggested contribution for registered individuals for transportation, the museum and lunch is $15.50; unregistered individuals and those under 60 years the charge is $ Must pay at registration. The deadline to register is Dec. 8. Out on the Town: Soup, Christmas light tour and dessert, Monday, Dec. 22. Join us for Jean s hearty vegetable soup at 5:30 p.m. with the tour to follow. End the evening with a hot beverage and a treat at the Best Western Sheridan Center. Return time is 8 p.m. The entire package is $13 for individuals registered with the Senior Center. The charge is $16 for unregistered individuals and those under 60 years. The Senior Center will be serving lunch on Christmas Day. The center will be open limited hours, 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on Christmas. Lunch will be served 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Reserve rides early on the Sheridan mini-bus for the holidays. Never ridden before? A five-minute phone registration will get you going! Call for registration and ride reservations. Please call early and no later than one day in advance to be sure you can get a seat. Did You Know? The Day Break onsite adult care service is open at 7:30 a.m. and provides a free breakfast for participants. This is a great perk for the caregiver that needs to get to work early. Call Barb Blue at for details. Delivery as low as $108 a year! Call TODAY!!

3 YOUTH SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, THE SHERIDAN PRESS C3 Pre-schooler Bryndle Donley holds up the Christmas ornament she made Tuesday at Noah s Ark Preschool in Sheridan. The children made the ornaments to give as gifts to their parents. Gifts from the heart Great gift ideas that won t break the bank BY ALISA BRANTZ THE SHERIDAN PRESS SHERIDAN Simply because it is the season of giving does not mean it must be the season of spending. The old saying It s the thought that counts is especially true for many people when it comes to gifts, and homemade gifts are sure to be a hit this Christmas. Instead of shopping with your kid or hitting the stores for your parents try crafting for a one-of-a-kind present this year. Personalized handkerchief Shopping for grandpa? Try picking up an affordable white handkerchief and jazzing it up at home. With fabric crayons, it can be monogrammed, personalized or even feature a personal drawing. Ask mom or dad to iron the handkerchief first for best results. For very young givers, help them trace their hand on the hanky so their grandchild s hand is always over the heart when stored in a breast pocket. Homemade ornaments A quick trip to the local craft store to pick up felt sheets, non-toxic glue and an endless variety of decorative pieces can turn into the best tree dressings in town. Cut out white and black circles of varying sizes for fun snowmen with buttons, top brown felt with googly eyes and top hats for silly gingerbread men, twist red and white pipe cleaners to fashion candycanes the possibilities are endless. Sweets and treats Homemade sweets and treats are a tasty way to cook up a gift from the heart. Decorating cookies with icing and sprinkles can be a fun activity and eating them together can be even more fun. To kick the gift up a notch, buy a holiday platter to deliver the cookies on or try your hand at homemade hot chocolate mix in a mug or mason jar. For the hot chocolate mix, layer 1/4 cup sugar, 1/2 cup cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/4 cup of marshmallows in a jar and tie a red ribbon around the rim for a festive gift. Try slipping a candy cane under the ribbon for a minty drink stirrer. Christmas cards JUSTIN SHEELY THE SHERIDAN PRESS Alongside a gift or a surprise in the mail, greeting cards always make the receiver feel special. For an extra special note, be sure to hand write a personal message and to make the card truly memorable, make it yourself. A picture is worth a thousand words, so even if you aren t old enough to write your own card, a simple folded piece of colored construction paper with a picture from a child is the best gift in town. Summit Award Winner: Marissa Hegy Academics for All is proud to honor Marissa Hegy, the daughter of Jill Hegy and Joseph and Jessica Hegy, with this week s Summit Award. Hegy maintains a perfect 4.0 GPA while taking a difficult schedule that includes challenging college prep courses, such as Advanced Placement calculus, AP United States history, AP statistics, AP psychology, AP chemistry, AP environmental science and AP physics as well as several music courses. Hegy is a versatile musician who has played the violin, clarinet, alto saxophone, and recently taught herself how to play the French horn. Hegy has been named to the National Honor Society and has competed on the Academic Challenge team, further evidence of her reputation as a gifted student. Rhonda Bell of Sheridan High School explains, Marissa expects the best of herself. She devotes the needed time to her tasks and has set her goals high. I have watched Marissa in chem I and AP chem. She is an exceptional student because she is not deterred from her goals no matter the set back. Hegy has nominated Jeannie Hackman of Sheridan High School for Outstanding Teacher. Hegy explains, I really like her teaching style. She instructs, but then holds you responsible and accountable. If she gives you a handout, she expects you to read it. She s also a very funny and creative person. She gives good life advice and is insightful. Hegy, who admits that she was totally focused on grades during my first years in high school has evolved into a student who, in her words, values building relationships and balance. Her outward focus is reflected in her involvement in student government, where she serves as the student body vice president. She is also thought of as a leader, as evidenced by her serving as captain of the cross country team and editor-in-chief of the school newspaper. She also participates in track and field for the Sheridan High School track and field team, where her favorite event is the pole vault. Members of the SHS faculty have noticed Hegy s diversity as a student. Hackman said, Marissa is an extremely resilient student. She can balance academic work, school activities, sports and family time impressively. She has a great sense of humor and a compassion beyond her peers. She is motivated to succeed and I am confident she will Hegy reach and even exceed her own goals. Hegy enjoys bike riding, half marathons, reading, drawing and poetry when her busy schedule allows her free time. She enjoys these hobbies because they allow her to keep my mind off of things. She also serves her community by working at the dog and cat shelter. Hegy hopes to attend Michigan State University and to study packaging, which she promises is more interesting than it sounds. Hegy finds the packaging major interesting because it s a combination of engineering and marketing, which would allow her to be creative on both a technical and artistic level. Hegy has also qualified for the Hathaway Scholarship at the University of Wyoming. Academics for All congratulates Hegy for her academic and extracurricular success. Academics for All is an all-volunteer group of individuals and donors who support academic excellence in Sheridan County School District 2. Members of the committee include Beth Bailey, Mary Brezik- Fisher, Anne Gunn, Ryan Maddux, Tempe Murphy, Bill Patton, Doug Raney and Gina Thoney. Obama plan aims to help young American Indians WASHINGTON (AP) Pledging to fulfill a sacred responsibility, President Barack Obama unveiled an initiative Wednesday aimed at improving dire conditions and creating opportunities for American Indian youth, more than a third of whom live in poverty. Obama s Generation Indigenous initiative calls for programs focused on better preparing young American Indians for college and careers, and developing leadership skills through the Department of Education and the Aspen Institute s Center for Native American Youth. Members of the president s staff also plan to visit reservations next year. Nothing gets me angrier than when I get a sense that our young people early in life are already feeling like opportunities are foreclosed to them, Obama said. Because that s not who we are. The White House did not provide a cost estimate for the initiative, but a spokeswoman said the administration plans to fund it with existing money and the help of nonprofit and philanthropic organizations. The announcement, made as part of the White House Tribal Nations Conference that Obama hosted on Wednesday, comes five months after the president and his wife visited the impoverished Standing Rock Indian Reservation in the Dakotas. The 3,600-square-mile reservation is home to about 8,500 people, many of whom live in run-down homes, and where the unemployment rate runs as high as 20 percent. The suicide rate for American Indians aged 15 to 24 is more than twice the national rate. Vice President Joe Biden said in a morning appearance before the conference that for Obama, helping Indian youth is something that he came back from his June visit fired up about doing something about. Obama reflected on that visit during his own speech to the conference, recalling stories that children told him there about challenges they faced on the reservation, such as depression and alcohol abuse. We walked away shaken, because some of these kids were carrying burdens no young person should have to carry, and it was heartbreaking, Obama said. Wednesday s conference involved leaders from 566 federally recognized tribal nations, along with 36 White House Youth Ambassadors chosen from around the country through an essay contest. People who grow up in a poverty culture sometimes need guidance, need values, need a little bit of structure, said Chase Iron Eyes, an attorney and Native American rights activist from Standing Rock who is attending the conference.

4 FAITH C4 THE SHERIDAN PRESS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2014 SPONSORS CARROLL S FURNITURE Bob & Chris Carroll TOP OFFICE PRODUCTS, INC. 124 S. Main St SPECIALTY ELECTRICS & DIESEL Willis Schaible & Staff NORMATIVE SERVICES, INC. Residential Treatment for adolescents BABE S FLOWERS Heidi Rosenthal Parker and Staff AMERICA'S BEST VALUE INN - EVERGREEN SAFE STORAGE , 580 E. 5th St. DECKER COAL CO. & Employees PERKINS RESTAURANT 1373 Coffeen Ave MONTANA DAKOTA UTILITIES In the Community to Serve ERA CARROLL REALTY, INC. 306 N. Main St CONNIE S GLASS, INC. Bill Stanbridge & Staff What's true for the Lord is true for you PAUL CAIN 2+2=4 whether you like it or not. The speed of light is an absolute. It doesn t care if you think it s unfair. Is it unloving that water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit? No, it s a fact. Denying truth doesn t change it. Denying truth means brainwashing yourself into believing some lie. What s true for you isn t true for me is one way people summarize relativism. 2+2 does not = 5 on Thursdays because somebody says so. Relativism isn t very practical. It isn t acceptable in engineering. Why? Safety! Wood, concrete and steel have limits. Laws and common sense mandate safety for all. So too does Biblical Christian theology. Christians care about your eternal safety. What Christians believe, teach and confess is about remaining faithful to God s truth and actively sharing God s truth, not modifying teaching or practice just to be popular or politically correct. We care about the Truth of the Bible because we care about people. We want people to have a message that is certain and sure (1 Timothy 1:3-20). We care about people because we care about Truth (e.g., Romans 13:8-9). It s not loving to let a child run out into a busy street or touch a hot stove. It s not loving to just let people pick what their own itching ears want to hear (2 Timothy 4:3). God's truth leads you to Christ. Lies of the devil, the world and your own sinful self lead you away from Christ. The Bible is no mere buffet where you can choose what to keep or reject. Thomas Jefferson s edited Bible ends with There they laid Jesus, and rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulcher, and departed. How sad! No resurrection?! The Lord s teachings to us and revelation of Himself, both who He is and what He does for you in love, is not a list of doctrines but a comprehensive whole. Creation, fall, incarnation, resurrection, redemption and judgment are pieces of that complete message. God s law is proclaimed that you and I would repent, not because God is mean or out-of-date. God s Gospel is proclaimed that the repentant would have forgiveness and faith in Christ (1 John 1:8-9). Believe on the Lord Jesus and you will be saved. Want a sign from God that is certain and true? Read the one he has already given you. It s true even if you don t like what it says. If your Bible collects more dust than your vacuum, it s time to reacquaint yourself with how He has revealed himself to you in His Son, our Savior, born to die for you. Start with Matthew or read John, Acts, and Romans. God is three in one and one in three (Matthew 28:18-20) for your benefit, life and light that no darkness can overcome (John 8:12; 1:5). He delivers salvation in humble means, yet according to his promises, in word (John 20:23), water (Acts 2:38-39), bread, and wine (Matthew 26:28). What s true for the Lord is true for you. God's truth is your gift again this Christmas. THE REV. PAUL J CAIN is Pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Headmaster of Martin Luther Grammar School, and a member of Pastors United in Christ. SPONSORS FIRST INTERSTATE BANK Directors, Officers & Staff WAREHOUSE MARKET Management & Employees WYOMING ELECTRIC INC. Dave Nelson & Staff 125 N. Sheridan Ave. AGRAY S 554 E. Brundage St CHAMPION-FERRIES FUNERAL HOME Mark Ferries & Staff FIRST FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK 46 W. Brundage St. SHERIDAN COMMUNITY FED. CREDIT UNION 141 S. Gould BRIDGESTONE/FIRESTONE STORE & Employees COTTONWOOD CENTER, LLC Sheridan s foremost office complex Proudly serving since 1992 THE WOODS Ron Wood & Staff Church Calendar ARVADA COMMUNITY CHURCH (nondenominational) 223 Main St., Arvada, Pastor Bob Moore. Sunday: 11 a.m. service, 11:30 a.m. children s Bible study. BAHA I FAITH OF SHERIDAN The Baha'i Faith for Devotional Programs from the sacred writings of all religions and Study Circles. BETHESDA WORSHIP CENTER 5135 Coffeen Ave., , Pastor Scott Lee. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. service, children s ministry, nursery. Wednesday: 6 p.m. service, youth ministry, children s ministry, nursery. BIG HORN CHURCH 115 S. Third St., Big Horn, or Pastor Sherman Weberg. Sunday: 9:15 a.m. prayer time, 10 a.m. worship service, 5 p.m. Bible study. Wednesday: 7 p.m. youth and adult Bible study. BUDDHIST MEDITATION FELLOWSHIP 1950 E. Brundage Lane. Sunday: 7-8 p.m. Sessions include discussion of the dharma reading, sitting and walking meditation. For information call Victor at or CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH 1660 Big Horn Ave., Pastor Terral Bearden. Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 10:45 a.m. worship service, 6 p.m. Bible study. Wednesday: 7 p.m. prayer meeting. Thursday: 6 p.m. youth group. CALVARY CHAPEL SHERIDAN 606 S. Thurmond, , Pastor Nels Nelson. Sunday: 10 a.m. non-denominational worship service, teaching through the Bible verse by verse. CHURCH OF CHRIST 1769 Big Horn Ave., Rev. Rick Sykes. Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Bible classes, 10:30 a.m. worship and communion. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Bible study. Community carol sing Dec. 14 at 3 p.m. Christmas Eve candlelight service Dec. 24 at 7:30 p.m. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS Ranchester branch, 1066 Big Horn Ave., Ranchester, President James Boulter. Sunday: 10 a.m. Sacrament meeting, 11:20 a.m. Sunday school and primary meetings, 12:10 p.m. Priesthood and Relief Society meetings. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS Sheridan 1st Ward, 2051 Colonial Dr., Bishop Kim Anderson. Sunday: 1:30-2:40 p.m. Sacrament meeting, 2:50-4:30 p.m. Primary meeting, 2:50-3:30 p.m. Sunday school meeting, 3:40-4:30 p.m. Priesthood, Relief Society and Young Women s meetings. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS Sheridan 2nd Ward, 2051 Colonial Dr., Bishop David Bailey. Sunday: 9-9:50 a.m. Priesthood, Relief Society and Young Women s meetings, 9-10:40 a.m. Primary meeting, 10-10:40 a.m. Sunday school meeting, 10:50 a.m. to noon, Sacrament meeting. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS Sheridan 3rd Ward, 2051 Colonial Dr., Bishop Charles Martineau. Sunday: 9:30-10:40 a.m. Sacrament meeting, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Sunday school meeting, 10:40 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Primary meeting, 11:40 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Priesthood, Relief Society and Young Women s meetings. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS Sheridan College Branch, 2051 Colonial Dr., , Branch President Bradley G. Taylor. Sunday: 1 p.m. Priesthood meeting and Relief Society, 2 p.m. Sunday school, 2:50 p.m. Sacrament meeting. CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY 2644 Big Horn Ave., Father Lewis Shepherd. Sunday: 10 a.m. prayer and mass. CLEARMONT COMMUNITY CHURCH Across from gymnasium in Clearmont, Pastor James P. Stark. Sunday: 9 a.m. worship service, 9:45 a.m. children s church. CORNERSTONE CHURCH 4351 Big Horn Ave., , Pastor Tony Forman. Sunday: 8:30 a.m. worship service, 10:30 a.m. worship service with children s church. Call the church for youth group, Women of the Word and B.O.O.M. (for kids grades 1-5) schedules. DAYTON COMMUNITY CHURCH 318 Bridge St., Dayton, Pastor Dennis Goodin. Sunday: 9 a.m. worship service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday school. FAMILY LIFE CENTER (Foursquare Gospel Church) 118 W. Fifth St., , familylifecenter.biz. Pastor Scott Orchard. Sunday: 9 a.m. Sunday school; 10 a.m. worship service. Wednesday: 7 p.m. adult Bible study. FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD 1045 Lewis St., , Pastor Jay Littlefield. Sunday: 9 a.m. Sunday school, 10 a.m. worship, 6 p.m. evening fellowship. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 3179 Big Horn Ave., , Senior pastor John Craft, Associate Pastor of Community Life Falk Alicke, Associate Pastor of Youth Ministries Shane Rosty. Sunday: 9:30 worship service, Sunday school classes for all ages and nursery; 10:50 a.m. worship service, adult class, children s programs and nursery, 6 p.m. senior high youth group. Wednesday: 6 p.m. junior high youth group, children s program and adult Bible study. Small group Bible studies meet throughout the week. FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Disciples of Christ) 102 S. Connor St., , Pastor Doug Goodwin. Sunday: 8 a.m. worship, 9 a.m. Sunday school, 10 a.m. worship. Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thrift Store open. Wednesday: 10 a.m. Bible study. Saturday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thrift Store open. FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST (Christian Science Church) 455 Sumner St., Sunday: 11 a.m. church and Sunday school (10 a.m. June-Aug). Wednesday: 7:30 p.m. testimony meeting. Reading Room: 45 E. Loucks St., Suite 015, open weekdays except holidays 1:30-4 p.m. FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 907 Bellevue Ave., , Pastor Jody Hampton. Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Sunday school for all ages, 10:45 a.m. worship and children s church, 6:30 p.m. praise and Bible study. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Bible study and prayer meeting for all ages. FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH (UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST) 100 W. Works St., , Sunday: 11 a.m. worship service. Monday through Friday: noon to 12:45 p.m. Lunch Together. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 2121 Colonial Drive, Sunday 8 am Worship, 10 am Worship, Communion; 11:30 am- Bible Study, 2-3 pm- Sr. High Youth Group, Monday - 7 Bell choir, Tuesday- All committees meet, Wednesday pm Craft night, Thursday - 6:30 am- Breakfast Study 7 pm- Choir FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH First United Methodist Church for: Sunday: 8:15 a.m. Hand Bell Practice, 9:30 a.m. Praise Singing, 9:45 a.m. Worship Service, 10:00 a.m. Children s Sunday School, 10:45 a.m. Fellowship, 11:15 a.m. Native American Ministry Meeting; Monday: 6:30 p.m. Advent Bible Study Christmas From the Backside; Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. The Closet is Open, 12:00 p.m. Communication Meeting, 2:00 p.m. Advent Bible Study Women of Christmas, 6:00 p.m. COFA Meeting; Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. Church Family Care; Thursday: 7:00 p.m. Choir Practice; Friday: 1:00 p.m. Cross & Flame Mailing; Saturday: 10:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. Holiday Cookie & Candy Sale GRACE ANGLICAN CHURCH 1992 W. Fifth St., , Facebook: Grace Anglican Church. Pastor Kevin Jones. Sunday: 10 a.m. church service, 6 p.m. church service at Java Moon Coffee Shop, 176 N. Main St. GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH (Independent- Fundamental) 1959 E. Brundage Lane (one-fourth mile east of Interstate 90 on Highway 14), , Pastor Stephen Anderson. Sunday: 10 a.m. Sunday school for all ages, 11 a.m. worship service with children s church and nursery provided, 6 p.m. worship service with nursery provided. Tuesday: 6:30 a.m. men s Bible study, 9 a.m. women s Bible study (every other week). Wednesday: 7 p.m. Bible study and prayer, Bible club for children and youth. GRACE CHAPEL Story. Pastor Philip Wilson. Sunday: 10 a.m. Sunday school, 11 a.m. worship. HOLY NAME CATHOLIC CHURCH 260 E. Loucks St., , Pastor: Father Jim Heiser, Associate Pastors: Father Brian Hess and Father Michael Ehiemere. Sunday: 8 a.m., Mass; 10 a.m., Mass; 5:30 p.m., Mass. Monday through Thursday: 7 a.m., Mass. Friday: 8:20 a.m., Mass. Saturday: 8 a.m., Mass; 4-5 p.m. (or by appointment), Sacrament of Reconciliation; 6 p.m., Vigil Mass. IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCMS) 1300 W. Fifth St., , Pastor Paul J. Cain, Home of Martin Luther Grammar School (K-5 Classical Christian Education, accredited by NLSA and CCLE). Sunday: 8:05 a.m. The Lutheran Hour on KWYO 1410 AM, 9:15 a.m. Sunday school and Bible class, 10:30 a.m. Divine service. Wednesday: 7 p.m. service. Monday-Friday: 9:05 a.m. By the Way on KROE 930 AM. JOY JUNCTION CHILDREN S CHURCH Interdenominational ministry for ages 4 through high school. Vans are available to pick up and deliver children. Co-directors and pastors: Karl Hunt, and David Kaufman, , Sunday: 10 a.m. to noon, worship service at YMCA, 417 N. Jefferson St. Wednesday: 5:30-7:30 p.m. youth meeting for junior high and high school, First Assembly of God basement, 1045 Lewis St. LANDMARK INDEPENDENT BAPTIST CHURCH Sheridan Holiday Inn, Sheridan Room, , Pastor Clayton Maynard. Sunday: 10 a.m. Sunday school, 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday: 6 p.m. Bible study. MOUNTAIN ALLIANCE CHURCH 54 W. Eighth St., , Pastor Ron Maixner. Sunday: 9 a.m. worship service, 6 p.m. youth group. MOUNTAINVIEW FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH (SBC) 54 W. Eighth St., Pastor Jim Coonis. Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Sunday school, 11 a.m. worship service. Call for mid-week Bible study information. NEW COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 24 Grinnell Ave., , Pastor Ron Ellis. Sunday: 10 a.m. worship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday school. OLD APOSTOLIC LUTHERAN CHURCH 111 Metz Road. Sunday service 11 a.m. Sunday school follows the morning service. Everyone welcome. OUR LADY OF THE PINES CATHOLIC CHURCH 34 Wagon Box Road, Story, Saturday: 5:30 p.m. reconciliation, 6 p.m. mass served by Holy Name Catholic Church. PRAIRIE DOG COMMUNITY CHURCH Prairie Dog Community Clubhouse, southeast of Sheridan at intersection of Highway 14 East and Meade Creek Road (County Road 131), Pastor Terry Wall. Sunday: 9 a.m. non-denominational worship service. QUAKER WORSHIP SHARING (Religious Society of Friends) Second and fourth Sundays. Call Gary Senier, , for time and place. RANCHESTER COMMUNITY CHURCH 1000 Highway 14, Ranchester, Pastor Claude Alley. Sunday: 9 a.m. Sunday school, 10 a.m., worship service, 10:15 a.m. children s church. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Bible study. Thursday: 9 a.m. to noon, 1-3 p.m. Community Cupboard and Clothes Closet open. THE ROCK CHURCH Non-denominational, contemporary Christian church Big Horn Ave., , Pastor Michael Garneau and Pastor Rod Jost. Sunday: 9 and 10:45 a.m. worship. ST. EDMUND CATHOLIC CHURCH 310 Historic Highway 14, Ranchester, Mass: Sunday 10 a.m.. Reconciliation: The first Sunday of the month immediately following mass. Served by Holy Name Catholic Church. ST. PETER S EPISCOPAL CHURCH 1 S. Tschirgi St., , Pastor John Inserra Rector, Family Minister Dr. John Milliken. Sunday: 7:30 a.m. Quiet Holy Eucharist with traditional language and no music, 9 a.m. new family service in the chapel, 10 a.m. choral Holy Eucharist with hymns and choir. Tuesday: 10 a.m. healing service. THE SALVATION ARMY 150 S. Tschirgi St or Captain Donald Warriner, Lieutenant Kim Warriner. Sunday: 10 a.m. Sunday school, 11 a.m.,worship. SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH 345 S. Main St., , Pastor Gary Force, Saturday: 9:30 a.m. lesson study, 11:15 a.m. church service. Call for time and location of home prayer. SHERIDAN WESLEYAN CHURCH 404 W. Brundage Lane, , Pastor Darrell White. Sunday: 8:30 a.m. worship with children s church and nursery available, 9:45 a.m. Connection Hour for all ages, 11 a.m. worship with children s church and nursery available. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Splash for children 4- years-old through 5th grade, 6:30 p.m. transformed Youth for 6-12 grades. Call office for weekly connection groups schedule. STORY COMMUNITY CHURCH 4 Ponderosa Drive, Story, , Facebook: Story Community Church. Pastor John Constantine. Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Sunday school, 11 a.m. worship, 5:30 p.m. youth group. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Bible study. SUNRISE ASSEMBLY OF GOD 570 Marion St., Pastor John Jackson. Sunday: 10 a.m. Sunday school, 11 a.m. worship, 6 p.m. worship. Wednesday: 7 p.m. worship and adult Bible study. THEE CHURCH OF CHRIST 45 E. Loucks St. (Old Post Office Building), Suite Richard Snider , Scott Osborne Sunday: 10 a.m. Bible class, 11 a.m. worship and communion. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Bible study. TONGUE RIVER BAPTIST CHURCH (Southern Baptist) 305 Coffeen St., Ranchester, , Pastor Granger Logan. Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Sunday school, 11 a.m. worship, 6:30 p.m. worship. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. prayer service and Bible study. TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH 135 Crescent Drive, , Pastor Phil Wold. Sunday: 8:30 a.m., Worship with Holy Communion; 9:45 a.m., Sunday School for All Ages, Sunday School Christmas Program Final Rehearsal, Coffee Fellowship, Trinity Choir Practice; 11:00 a.m., Worship with Holy Communion (BASICS). Monday: 7:00 p.m., Scouts and Webelos. Tuesday: 1:30 p.m., Prayer Shawl Ministry; 6:00 p.m., Church Council Meets. Wednesday: 6:00 p.m., Advent Potluck Dinner; 7:00 p.m., Sunday School Christmas Program; 7:45 p.m., Trinity Choir Rehearsal. Thursday: 6:00 p.m., BASICS Practice at Greenhouse for Living; 6:00 p.m., Noah s Ark Christmas Program in Fellowship Hall. Friday: 6:00 p.m., Noah s Ark Christmas Program in Fellowship Hall. Saturday: Shelton/Ingram Wedding and Reception. UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP 1950 E. Brundage Lane, , President Bill Bradshaw. We are a welcoming, nondogmatic and spiritually liberal fellowship. Weekly Sunday service and Montessori-based religious education for ages 3 years to fifth grade at 10 a.m., followed by a time for coffee and fellowship. Meditation pratice every Sunday 7-8 p.m. VALLEY LUTHERAN CHURCH (WELS) Meets at 1981 Double Eagle Drive, Suite B, , Pastor Gary Schult. Sunday: 9 a.m. Bible class, 10:15 a.m. worship. WAGON WHEEL BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Terry White Meets at the YMCA in the Whitney Room. Sunday:1:30p.m.

5 PEOPLE SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, THE SHERIDAN PRESS C5 Story School Christmas concert to be held Dec. 16 FROM STAFF REPORTS STORY The kindergarten through fifth-grade students at Story School will perform a Christmas concert Dec. 16. The performance will include a variety of traditional and newer holiday songs. Prior to the concert, the school will also host a meet-and-greet, providing a chance for community members to mingle with teachers and students. The meet-and-greet will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the concert at 6:30 p.m. For additional information, contact Story School at The school is located at 103 Fish Hatchery Road in Story. Scarlett Johansson weds in secret Montana ceremony PHILIPSBURG, Mont. (AP) Scarlett Johansson and longtime partner Romain Dauriac were secretly married this fall in western Montana. The couple tied the knot in the small, scenic town of Philipsburg, Granite County Clerk of Court Carol Bohrnsen said Tuesday. It s a beautiful little spot, Bohrnsen said. Johansson and Dauriac, a French former journalist, had been engaged since September They welcomed a daughter, Rose, in September. Charter the Sheridan Trolley! Add a touch of nostalgia to your event! Just $110 an hour (2 hour minimum) gets you and 30 of your friends and family to your destination. Call to reserve your trolley today! Coffeen Liquors ribbon cutting COURTESY PHOTO Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce ambassadors helped welcome Coffeen Liquors as a new member recently. Helping celebrate with a ribbon cutting were, from left, ambassadors Mary Kay Liggett and Kay Roush, Coffeen Liquors manager Sara Kindle, co-owners Lori and Rob Kindle and ambassadors Brandy Campbell and Yvonne Swanson. UMC cookie, candy sale to be held Dec. 13 FROM STAFF REPORTS SHERIDAN The United Methodist Church will host a cookie and candy sale Dec. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The ladies of the church do the baking, and invite members of the community to do the buying and the eating. The sale will feature more than 1,000 homemade cookies and candies, including gluten-free and sugar-free varieties. The treats will be sold for $6 per pound. For additional information, contact the church office at First United Methodist Church is located at 215 W. Works St. Wesleyan church to host Miss Merry Christmas pageant FROM STAFF REPORTS SHERIDAN The Sheridan Wesleyan Church in Sheridan will play host to the Miss Merry Christmas Pageant next weekend. On Dec. 13, Wyoming girls between the ages of 0 and 15 will compete in six age divisions. Attendance to the event is free and open to the public, though the entry deadline was Nov. 28. For additional information, contact Teri Mahaffy at or visit The Sheridan Wesleyan Church is located at 404 W. Brundage Lane. Audubon Society seeks volunteers for annual Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 14 FROM STAFF REPORTS SHERIDAN The Bighorn Audubon Society has invited area residents to participate in Sheridan s annual Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 14. This year will mark the 115th year the National Audubon Society has organized the counts, in which volunteers from around the country count as many birds as they can in a single eight-hour day. Each year, the group seeks volunteers to drive vehicles, record data and identify birds. All levels of skill, from expert to beginners, are welcome to participate and children are also welcome. For additional information on the Sheridan bird count or if you are interested in participating, contact Julie Rieder at or Americans watch less TV, stream more, report shows NEW YORK (AP) Americans are turning away from the tube and tuning in to their smartphones and streaming services, a Nielsen report says. That s bad news for cable and satellite TV providers. Americans are increasingly watching TV shows and movies on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon streaming and other services. CBS and HBO have announced standalone streaming services as well. About 45 percent of Americans stream television shows at least once a month, according to research firm emarketer.

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