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  • Changes for Christmas at home

    Dawnna Merryfield|Dec 3, 2020

    This year's Christmas at home event is not quite what everybody has remembered in the past. That's why the town of Pine Bluffs has decided this year's theme will be "Memories of Christmas Past". Although there are changes there will still be the usual festivities that everyone has come to enjoy. Per usual, the event will be held at the Pine Bluffs' community center where there will be vendors with all of their little Christmas treasures waiting for all to see. Santa and his elves will be there t...

  • LifeChoice Lessons

    Dawnna Merryfield|Dec 3, 2020

    "As we begin to prepare our hearts and homes this Advent Season to celebrate the Miracle of Christmas, we remember favorite stories of Christmases Past. Picture a church volunteer, trying to organize preschool angels to practice their songs for the church pageant. "Boys and girls, we’re standing still, look at me, we're not wiggling our wings or talking to the angel next to us." (If you have not had a similar experience, it's like herding kittens!) The teacher, pleading with the choir, "Angels, why are we doing this?” The answers came in rap...

  • Pine Bluffs Library scavenger hunt

    Dawnna Merryfield|Dec 3, 2020

    In times like these many people have been asking how to get out with their families and do something but still social distance. What's better than an outdoor scavenger hunt with the family. The Pine Bluffs library hosted their first letterboxing scavenger hunt. They have a packet with different clues all written in Dr. Seuss language giving hints on where to find six different boxes around the town. Each box is hidden in a specific location in which the Dr Seuss hints Will lead you. In every...

  • Conner Marie Graves

    Dec 3, 2020

    Conner Marie Graves, 27 of Pine Bluffs, WY passed away on November 28, 2020. She was born on July 10, 1993 in Kimball, NE. Conner graduated in 2012 from Pine Bluffs High School. After high school, she attended LCCC and studied early childhood development. Conner was an all-state volleyball, basketball, and track athlete. She was a past Trail Days Queen and a member of the St. Paul's Catholic Church. Conner worked for the Pine Bluffs Daycare and Alphabet Academy. She was most affectionately...

  • Follow the Science. Trust the Science

    Mike Heath|Dec 3, 2020

    Follow the Science. Trust the Science. That’s the mantra of the liberal left whenever they want us to blindly believe in some part of their agenda. First it was global cooling. Then it was global warming. Neither of those panned out so they went to climate change. All caused by humans, of course. They know the science is split on these issues and there is little agreement between the factions. In the scientific world, no theory is ever considered fact unless the experiment results can be replicated multiple times with the same outcome. How c...

  • USDA seeks applications for Rural Energy for American Program

    USDA Release|Dec 3, 2020

    WASHINGTON, Nov. 24, 2020 – United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Bette Brand today invited applications for loan guarantees and grants for renewable energy systems; and to make energy efficiency improvements, conduct energy audits and provide development assistance. The funding is being provided through USDA’s Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), which was created under the 2008 Farm Bill and reauthorized under the 2018 Farm Bill. This notice seeks applications for Fiscal Year 2021 fun...

  • Parsley - a highly underrated herb

    Mike Heath Laramie County Master Gardners|Dec 3, 2020

    For most of my life I thought the garnish on my plate at the restaurant was a waste of money for the restaurant and a waste of my time to take it off my plate. It wasn't until I was much older that I learned that there was a reason for the garnish, parsley, and it wasn't just to make the plate look pretty. The parsley on the side is intended to be eaten. The reason I was given was that it would freshen breath after eating. I'm not saying that I ate it but it did seem reasonable. And, yes, it...

  • Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation members donated the equivalent of 5,971 meals to help Wyoming families in need

    Dec 3, 2020

    CASPER, Nov. 24, 2020--Wyoming families facing hunger received a boost mid-November with the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmer & Rancher (YF&R) Committee “Harvest for All” project. The 18th annual fund drive and raffle to benefit the Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies raised $1,492.77 which is the equivalent of 5,971 meals for Wyoming families. During the state annual meeting Nov. 12-14 in Casper, County Farm Bureaus and farmers and ranchers from across the state donated money to help the food bank in their work with hunger-relief pro...

  • Sadie's holds Ornament Painting Event

    Dawnna Merryfield|Dec 3, 2020

    On Thursday November 19th 10 people gathered to watch and learn the great skills of Ashley Hottell. Sadie's Cafe hosted the ornament painting party. Everyone gathered and painted and decorated their own ornaments. Each ornament was made out of a wood disc in which they could decorate using stencils or their own creativity. With the never ending options of designs the attendees really got creative. Some used the shapes of the wood to base their design. For example one of the attendants made a...

  • Barrasso Shares Thanksgiving Dinner with Wyoming Troops in Qatar

    Sen. John Barrasso|Dec 3, 2020

    QATAR – On Thanksgiving day, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) shared dinner with Wyoming National Guard troops serving in Qatar. Barrasso sat down with members of the 153rd Airlift Wing and 187th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, who are supporting airlift operations and medical evacuations in the Middle East. "Spending Thanksgiving with Wyoming troops serving overseas is a tradition I look forward to every year," said Barrasso. "Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the people and things w...

  • Pine Bluffs Distilling goes worldwide with a rebranding on their 3rd Anniversary

    Karen Lipska|Dec 3, 2020

    Pine Bluffs Distilling celebrated on November 21, 2020 their 3rd Anniversary along with a rebranding. The celebration was small but was well supported by the locals. The rebranding of the Pine Bluffs Distilling displaying new merchandise with different sayings on the shirts, caps, stickers and on onesies for the babies. They introduced a new 'Straight Whiskey with Oat' that has been in the works for two years. Chad Brown announced the Pine Bluffs Distilling has a new web site, that is taking the...

  • Seven beef donated from Converse County to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs

    Dec 3, 2020

    CHEYENNE, WYO - First Lady Jennie Gordon's Wyoming Hunger Initiative is proud to partner with rancher Jay Butler in Converse County and 307 Meats in Laramie, WY for the latest donation of seven beef to Food from the Farm + Ranch. This collaboration exemplifies the partnership between related industries committed to utilizing Wyoming products to care for Wyoming people. Food from the Farm + Ranch launched in May 2020 by Wyoming Hunger Initiative as a way to utilize Wyoming products to combat food...

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  • Bowling ... did you know

    Dec 3, 2020

    Bowling as we know it today, has changed drastically over the years. In the beginning, around 5,000 B.C. the ancient Egyptians would roll stones at various objects hoping to knock them down and knock down more than their opponent. Many of us remember “Fred Flintstone and his bowling during the stoneage. Boy has it changed. However, according to William Pehle, a German historian, most Germans carried “kegels” - a wooden pin shaped rod used in sport and for protection. It was believed that knocking down kegels or pins with a rock would pardo...

  • 94th Troop Command welcomes new Commander

    Dec 3, 2020

    By Cpl. Mikailla Brownfield, 197th Public Affairs Detachment LARAMIE, Wyo. - 94th Troop Command welcomed their new commander, Lt. Col. Marko Rubich, on Nov. 14, 2020. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the change of command ceremony that had been planned to be held in Cheyenne, Wyo. was cancelled in order to comply with local state and health guidelines. Rubich took over command from Lt. Col. Toby Alkire. Alkire, who served as the 94th's commander for almost three years, will be moving on to become the Joint Director of Operations in Cheyenne. "I'm...

  • WDE announces Wyoming Child and Adult Care Food Program sites for 2020-21

    Wyo State Board Education|Dec 3, 2020

    CHEYENNE - The Wyoming Department of Education announced the participating Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) organizations in Wyoming. The program reimburses participating organizations for nutritious meals and snacks served to children in child care centers and family day care homes. The program teaches good eating habits and assures that well-balanced, nourishing meals are served in these participating centers. Organizations are reimbursed for meals provided to children who are up to 12 years of age. The same meals must be made...

  • Are You a Democrat, Republican, Libertarian or Constitutionalist?

    Jennifer Burns|Dec 3, 2020

    A Four Part Series and Political Analysis Libertarians strongly oppose any government interference into their personal, family, and business decisions. Essentially, Libertarians believe all Americans should be free to live their lives and pursue their interests as they see fit as long as they do no harm to another. Founded in 1971, they run many hundreds of candidates every election cycle. For more information visit: State Libertarian Headquarters, 653 Washakie St., Lander, WY 82520 Ph. 307.856.7878 Email: [email protected] STATEMENT OF...

  • Photo of the Week

    Dec 3, 2020

    Pine Bluffs Post will be featuring local photos from area photographers in it's Photo of the Week section. Photo must be taken by those submitting a photo. Please submit to [email protected]. Please include a description of where and when photo was taken, and all submissions give the Pine Bluffs Post permission to print said photo. Contact information must be included....

  • Art class paints local windows for Christmas

    Dawnna Merryfield|Dec 3, 2020

    The Pine Bluffs high School intermediate art classes have begun their annual Christmas window painting. With many businesses on their list like Grubby'z, Farmers State Bank, Points West Community Bank, Sadies Cafe, Pine Bluffs Exxon, Pine Bluffs Sinclair and the Texas Trail Market, the high school students are sure busy getting these paintings up. This is a tradition that has been going on for many many years, and has many years to come still. Kayla Werner is the art teacher in charge of...