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The Odd Side of life briefs

NYC ‘zombie’ finds Long Island cat in Times Square NEW YORK (AP) — It took a zombie to find Disaster at the Crossroads of the World. Two years after he disappeared from his Long Island home, Disaster the cat was found this week in the heart of...

 

Pyongyang rumblings have little effect on SKoreans

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Outsiders might hear the opening notes of a war in the deluge of threats and provocations from North Korea, but to South Koreans it is a familiar drumbeat. Separated from the North by a heavily fortified border for...

 

China kills market birds as flu found in pigeons

BEIJING (AP) — China announced a sixth death from a new bird flu strain Friday, while authorities in Shanghai halted the sale of live fowl and slaughtered all poultry at a market where the virus was detected in pigeons being sold for meat. The...

 

Activists: Rocket attack in Syrian capital kills 5

BEIRUT (AP) — A barrage of rockets slammed into a contested district on the northeastern edge of Damascus, killing at least five people and trapping others under the rubble, while violence raged around suburbs of the capital, activists said...

 

Laettner, '76 Hoosiers honored

ATLANTA (AP) — Christian Laettner will occasionally see a replay of his famous buzzer beater against Kentucky — and he tries not to look too excited about it. “If I’m in a bar or restaurant...

 

Sports briefs

ALL-STAR HOOPS TRYOUTS SIDNEY — Tryouts for the Sidney area Bison All Star basketball team will be held 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10 at Sidney High School. Male players from all area schools who will be in freshmen or sophomores in the fall of 201...

 
 By John Roark    Sports    April 5, 2013

Leyton girls fifth at CV Tri-State Invite

CHAPPELL — Leyton High School’s girls track team finished fifth in the team standing at Thursday’s Tri-State Invitational at Creek Valley. The Warriors finished with 49 points, getting one first-place performance from discus thrower Kassandra...

 
 By John Roark    Sports    April 5, 2013

Peetz baseball splits with Pawnee

PEETZ, Colo. — After a weeklong spring break, the Peetz (Colo.) High School baseball team returned to the diamond Thursday and gained a home doubleheader split with Pawnee. Both games were deadlocked late; Pawnee pushed across a pair of...

 

Education Briefs

Creek Valley Prom April 20 The 2013 Creek Valley Junior/Senior Prom will be Saturday, April 20, in the High School Gym. The theme will be “Couldn’t Ask For More” with K.C.Huff Music for our evening’s entertainment. This event is something...

 

Pat Bittner scholarship deadline is announced

In memory of Pat Bittner’s years of service to education and the visual arts, the Chappell and the Lodgepole School districts and surrounding area, this scholarship was established in 2006 through the generosity of June and Gaynor Collison and...

 

Free public workshop by the African Culture Connection on April 12

SCOTTSBLUFF – Next Friday, April 12, several WNCC student organizations are sponsoring two workshops by the African Culture Connection, a group dedicated to providing African culture and art experiences to educators, children, and the general...

 

Lambrecht honored as new member of NSCS

Christopher J. Lambrecht of Sidney has accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS). He is the son of Richard and Sally Lambrecht of Sidney. He graduated from Sidney High...

 

Filling the D.C. circuit

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is widely considered the second most powerful court in the land because, among other things, it is the court that reviews decisions of key government agencies, from the Federal T...

 
 By Tina Mines    Opinion    April 5, 2013

It's Mines

Everyone wants to be loved for who they are, right? If that’s so, then why do so many people portray different sides of themselves depending upon who they are with? It would be more accurate to say people want to be loved for who they show the...

 

Ebert, nation's best-known film critic, dies at 70

CHICAGO (AP) – Roger Ebert had the most-watched thumb in Hollywood. With a twist of his wrist, the Pulitzer Prize-winning critic rendered decisions that influenced a nation of moviegoers and could...

 

Gade to celebrate 90th birthday

Luverne “Lighty” Gade of Pine Bluffs will celebrate his 90th birthday with an open house. The event will also be a celebration of his wife’s 85th birthday and the couple’s 65th anniversary....

 
 By Associated Press    News    April 5, 2013

Obama seeks deal, proposes cuts to Social Security

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama’s proposed budget will call for reductions in the growth of Social Security and other benefit programs while still insisting on more taxes from the wealthy in a renewed attempt to strike a broad...

 
 By Hannah Van Ree    News    April 5, 2013

Reflexions owner reflects on anniversary

Cassie Melton was told by family and friends growing up that her calling in life would fall somewhere in the cosmetology field. At first she didn’t agree with them, but today she is the owner and... Full story

 
 By Lisana Eckenrode    News    April 5, 2013

Dalton Volunteer Fire Department honored

The Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce created a new award in 2012, called “Heroes Among Us.” The chamber had little trouble deciding on this year’s winner. The recipient – recipients,...

 
 By Hannah Van Ree    News    April 5, 2013

Become more flexible, toned with Pilates

Betsy Bown wears multiple instructing hats at the Cheyenne County Community Center every week. One of the classes she teaches is a class devoted to helping participants become more flexible, toned and aware of their strengths: Pilates. “Pilates is...

 

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