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Feb 24, 2014 - From staff reports

State winter fair begins Friday

The 2014 Wyoming State Winter Fair will begin with a new event Friday in Lander.

Seven teams have signed up for the ranchers rodeo on the first day of the fair. Miniature bull competition will be March 1, and more than 20 contestants have entered. The fair's organizers said this event is growing into one of the largest livestock events.

The annual horse show will be March 2, and all the livestock events will be in the Lander Old Timers Rodeo Arena.

New vendors will be at the trade show this year, providing fresh and interesting things for fairgoers to see. Vendors will come from all over the Rocky Mountain area, from South Dakota, Montana, Colorado and Utah.

To reserve vendor space, call Marlene Young at 332-4011 or pick up an application at the Lander Chamber of Commerce.

Senate page application due March 5

U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is encouraging Wyoming high school students to apply to be a Senate page for one of the two summer sessions in Washington, D.C. The deadline for summer applications is March 5.

"The page program provides a front row seat to debates in the Senate," Enzi said. "It's a unique experience for any participant, which they will carry with them forever."

Page duties consist primarily of delivering correspondence and legislative material at the Capitol. Other duties include preparing the Senate chamber for sessions and carrying bills and amendments to the appropriate people on the Senate floor. Both of the summer sessions offer a field studies program that provides unique educational and cultural opportunities.

Applicants must have completed their sophomore year and be 16 or 17 years old on or before the date of appointment and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Pages live in Webster Hall located near the Capitol and receive a stipend to cover the cost of the residence. Breakfast and dinner are provided daily.

The summer sessions run from June 9 to June 27 and July 7 to Aug. 1.

The application and additional information can be found by visiting www.enzi.senate.gov. For more information, contact Dianne Kirkbride in Enzi's Cheyenne office at 772-2477 or Dianne_Kirkbride@enzi.senate.gov.

CWC program hosts logo contest

The Central Wyoming College Outdoor Education and Leadership program is hosting a logo design contest for the program.

The competition, open to everyone, is designed to encourage interested artists to come up with an original design and logo that best represents the program.

The deadline is midnight March 5, and the winner will be awarded a $500 cash prize.

For more information, visit http://tiny.cc/zcpnbx.

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