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Hometown News: May 7 |

Hometown News: May 7

LHS grad earns degree from Hawaii Pacific University

Nicole King, a 2014 Laramie High School graduate, recently graduated from Hawaii Pacific University in Oahu Hawaii, with a degree in oceanography with concentration in fisheries. She will move to Austin for internships before graduate school.

Ladies Fiesta Tea set for Friday

The Dollar-A-Month Club is set to sponsor a Ladies Fiesta Tea in honor of all women from 2-4 p.m. Friday at the Eppson Center for Seniors, 1560 N. Third St. All ladies are welcome and can bring their girlfriends, sisters, mothers and daughters and join in the fiesta to celebrate all women, according to a news release.

There will be a nacho bar, tea, coffee and dessert with music provided by John and Deedie Swett for your enjoyment. Participants should wear bright fiesta colors and a sombrero and join in the fun. Call Dicksie May at 745-8937 for more information.

Nominations sought for Kurt Bucholz Award

The Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust is seeking nominations for the 2017 Kurt Bucholz Award. The award was created in 2008 in memory of Kurt Bucholz, DVM, a legislator and rancher from Saratoga. Recipients exemplify the core beliefs held by Dr. Bucholz during his lifetime of dedicated public service and commitment to conservation, according to a news release.

The award is presented by the Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust at its annual Roundup Fundraiser and Barbeque on Aug. 26 in Elk Mountain.

Submissions are due by May 19. Contact Travis Brammer at 307-772-8751 or for more information. Nomination forms can be found at

Auxiliary to present May as poppy month

May is poppy month for the American Legion Auxiliary. Donation cans will be displayed around the community from Monday-Memorial Day. Whether it is to honor a veteran or a civilian, we have all lost someone who was dearly loved and is greatly missed. Participants can show the world they care by wearing a poppy, according to a news release.

Each year, the American Legion Auxiliary reminds Americans of their debt to veterans with the distribution of memorial poppies, made by disabled and hospitalized veterans as part of their therapy. All funds contributed during poppy month are used exclusively for programs related to veterans and their families, the release states.

Businesses or people interested in displaying a donation are encouraged to contact the American Legion Post 14 at 745-5845 or Cindy Olson at 761-2030 for more information.

Eppson Center in need of drivers

The Eppson Center for Seniors has a need for home-delivered meal drivers. There are openings for permanent routes and substitute drivers. Meals go out to homes at dinner time Mondays and at lunch time Tuesdays-Fridays. This is a great service to folks that are unable to shop or cook for themselves. Call the Eppson Center at 745-5116 for more information.

Senior volunteers needed to work with students

The Foster Grandparent Program of the Wyoming Rockies is welcoming seniors who are 55 or older and would like to work with children, according to a news release. Senior volunteers support teachers and students in the classroom, receive a non-taxable stipend and mileage reimbursement. Volunteers are willing to commit to 20 hours or more a week, with summers off. No prior classroom experience is necessary. Foster Grandparents tend to be individuals who care about their community and want to make a difference in their own lives and in the lives of the students they work with, the release states. Any interested senior, including veterans, are encouraged to call Maryalice at 307-223-1051, visit 968 N. Ninth St. in LaBonte Park or go to for more information.

Eppson Center offering venues for public use

The Eppson Center for Seniors is offering venue spaces to members of the public looking for a meeting room space, wedding reception venue, anniversary party room or who want a meeting in a neutral location, according to a news release.

There are five venues for groups of all sizes from 10 people or fewer in the board room to 200 in the east wing, which includes a dance floor. Tables and chairs can all be included, and AV equipment and dinnerware can be arranged, the release states. There are 90 parking spaces around the building and on the street.

Caterers are welcome to use the Eppson Center’s kitchen facilities, and liquor permits are available from the city of Laramie, the release states.

Prices vary depending on facilities and services used. Call 745-5116, email or go to for more information or to schedule a tour.

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