Aug. 20 6:40 p.m. 11 Red Ridge Rd
Worland temperatures: High 76, Low 52 precipitation: 0.00
Friday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 77. Light and variable wind becoming east 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Friday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. North wind 9 to 14 mph becoming light and variable after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 71. Southwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming north northwest in the afternoon.
Saturday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. North wind 7 to 14 mph.
Sunday: A slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 71. North wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 48. North northeast wind 5 to 7 mph.
Monday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.
Sunset tonight: 8:03 p.m.
Sunrise tomorrow: 6:19 a.m.
DAILY NEWS photos by Susan Lockhart
Worland High School principal Kevin Smith took the ice bucket challenge for ALS during an assembly Thursday morning to kick off the first day of school. Smith explained that the challenge has gone viral with everyone from politicians to celebrities dumping buckets of ice water on themselves to raise money and awareness for ALS. Smith told the students amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Smith said he knew someone with the disease and, when challenged by guidance counselor Randy Durr, was glad to take the plunge. Before dumping the ice water-filled bucket over his head, Smith issued his own challenges to two adults and two students — teacher Bruce Miller and superintendent David Nicholas, and seniors Taran Pennington and Daelyn Barker. According to the ALS website, as of Aug. 21, the ALS Association has received $41.8 million in donations, compared to $2.1 million during the same time period last year, largely due to the ice bucket challenge. During the assembly, new staff members were introduced and students who lettered last year were honored.
By Jeanette Johnson
MEETEETSE – Three Grand Marshals for this year’s Labor Day Parade in
Meeteetse will be featured for the parade theme Women of Wyoming.
Sharing the limelight during the parade on Monday, Sept. 1 will be Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill, Dr. Diane Noton-Coale and Janet Porn.
The parade entries will line up at Idaho and Hays streets at 8:30 a.m. with the procession beginning at 9:30. Spectators will not be allowed to park their vehicles on Main Street or Park Avenue. The route will follow the usual format, turning left on State Street.
According to organizer Tess Fremlin, the three women were chosen to represent a wide array of women. Fremlin cited her friendship with Hill as being the reason she was the first one picked for the honor. Noton-Coale has a medical practice and lives in Meeteetse with her husband and family. Porn was a major in the U.S. Army and served as a nurse in Vietnam. Now retired, she lives in Powell.
It’s been confirmed there will be animals and more floats in the parade this year.
Festivities will begin on Saturday with the Meeteetse Absaroka 15k Challenge at 9 a.m. The 5k and 10k challenges will start at 10 a.m.
Team roping will take place on Saturday and Sunday starting at 10 a.m. at the rodeo grounds.
A horseshoe tournament starts at 10 a.m. at the Elkhorn parking lot. The craft fair at The Merc will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday. The Chatelaine Quilt Guild Exhibit at the museum will go on all three days – 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Monday, noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
Saturday will give singers a chance to perform during Karaoke at the Town Tent between the Elkhorn and Cowboy bars at 7 p.m. Open Mic Night will follow at 8 p.m.
“I really need some open mic night performers,” Fremlin said.
It’s not necessary to sign up beforehand but it would be appreciated, she said.
The Lost Springs Band will take over the area at 9:30 p.m. The band has played in Meeteetse before.
Sunday activities will begin at 6 a.m. with breakfast specials at the Elkhorn Bar and Grille. Cowboy Church will get underway at 9 a.m. at the rodeo grounds. Kids can get in on the Stick Horse Rodeo at Lions Park at 1 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by Jamel the Magician who will be at the Senior Center from 3-5 p.m. There will be 50-cent ice cream available.
Jamel, who is a retired school teacher from Arkansas, started magic as a hobby and turned it into a mission to perform in every state. Fremlin received an email from him asking if he could be part of the weekend.
Dessert Happy Hour is set for the Meeteetse Chocolatier from 5-7 p.m. followed by the rodeo Calcutta at the Town Tent at 7 p.m. followed by Justin Beasley & After the Rodeo Band at 9 p.m.
Monday begins with breakfast specials and Bloody Mary Morning at the Elkhorn at 6 a.m. Members of the LDS Church will offer a free community pancake breakfast from 7-8:30 a.m.
Following the parade, street games will start at 10:30 a.m. at the fire hall with a three-legged race and the egg toss race which is being brought back by popular demand.
The CowBelles BBQ will take place at Lions Park at 11 a.m. at $10 a plate.
The Cowboy Hide Race will start at the rodeo grounds at noon followed by the Labor Day Rodeo at 1:30 p.m.
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Canvassing board OKs election
WORLAND – The
Washakie County canvassing board met Thursday morning and confirmed all
the numbers reported following the primary election were correct.
Even though there were names written in on some of the ballots, no one qualified for the city council openings, Clerk Mary Grace Strauch said.
Ward 1 had eight names written in. Ward 2 had had five names. Ward 3 had four names.
“The most popular one was blank – people colored in the oval but didn’t write in a name,” Strauch said.
In order to qualify for a write-in campaign on the ballot, a person would have had to receive three votes.
Those who were on the ballot and elected for precinct committeemen include:
Brad Horath, Tim Young, Ronald Harvey and Franco Romero.
Precinct committeewomen include: Ruth Bower, Doris Kern, Kathy Treanor, Tami Young, Nancy Quinn, Joan Skinner and Strauch.
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