Worland News 6-13-17
Written by jordanmckamey on June 13, 2017
The Washakie County Homemakers, after saving money for two years will be hosting, for the first time, the Wyoming Homemakers state meeting June 16-18 at the Worland Senior Center. The theme of the meeting is “Wonder Women of Wyoming. ”
“This is the first time since the county has had Homemaker clubs that we have felt we could house and feed the 60 or more homemakers who will be attending this meeting,” Town and Country homemaker member Bonnie Schreibeis said. During the Wyoming Homemakers state meeting around 60 members from about 13 counties will enjoy skill shops, dinners, tours and educational programs, she added.
The clubs were started to help ranch women improve their homes through better food and better furnishings with the help of Extension educators, but expanded to include other women. “In later years they started to include women from cities and towns in the state, and they became known as Home Demonstration Clubs. Usually one or two members from a club would go to programs presented by the Home Demonstration Agent [now known as university Extension educator] to learn new or better ways to handle things that might “crop up” in their homes. These members would then go back to their Home Demonstration Club and present the information to the other members,” Schreibeis said.
Anyone interested in joining the Town and Country Homemakers can call the Worland Extension office at 347-3431. “We encourage our members to be leaders no matter where they are. Family is really important and we try to stress family. Another thing is working in the community and helping any way we can that might further the community, education and family,” Schreibeis said. “It is like CHEF – Community Service, Home and Family, Education and Friendships and Fun,” she added.
A Wyoming college student who told officers she was working on a term paper on kleptomania after she was caught shoplifting faces three felony charges.
The Gillette News Record reports (bit.ly/2slU1MA) 23-year-old Lydia Marie Cormaney was arrested on June 5 after trying to leave Walmart with nearly $1,900 worth of merchandise.
Court records say investigators later found thousands of dollars’ worth of stolen items in her dorm room. Cormaney told officers she began shoplifting after being forced to move into a new dorm room, away from her roommate who had many of the household items.
She said she was caught once when she tried to leave Walmart with three flat-screen televisions.
Cormaney made an initial court appearance on June 8 and did not enter a plea. A preliminary hearing is set for Wednesday.
After more than three-and-a-half decades, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s longest running public event is still going strong.
The 36th annual Plains Indian Museum Powwow takes place June 17-18 at the Center’s Robbie Powwow Garden. The Powwow celebrates the cultures of the Plains tribes by bringing together Native dancers, drum groups, families and artisans.
Grand entries start dance sessions in the afternoon after a welcome from Center officials and an opening prayer. Host drum Crow Song Dogs from Crow Agency, Mont., will sing flag and victory songs.
Vendor booths surround the perimeter of the garden, featuring authentic Native-made arts, jewelry, photography, beadwork and other crafts.
Visitors may bring lawn chairs or blankets as there is limited bleacher seating at the event. In addition to the arts vendors, the Powwow also features fry bread and Indian taco vendors, kettle corn and other food and beverage concessions.