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Sep 27, 2015 - From staff reports

Meeting on road work Tuesday

A public meeting to discuss 2016-2017 highway improvements to North Federal Boulevard is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Riverton City Hall.

"If you drive on North Federal Boulevard, live near, or have a business in this area, it would be a great idea to attend this meeting and offer input on this project," said WyDOT resident engineer Robert Scheidemantel of Riverton. "This project will impact traffic movements while it is being reconstructed. The city and WyDOT want this to be the best possible project for Riverton, and we need citizen involvement to accomplish this. Please plan to attend."

The North Federal Boulevard highway improvement project will extend from Washington Avenue to north of Webbwood Road.

A formal presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by questions and an open house. Public comments will be accepted, and refreshments will be served.

Public health offering prenatal class

Fremont County Public Health is offering a free prenatal class from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 17 at 322 N. Eighth St. W. in Riverton. Lunch will be provided.

The purpose of the class is to provide prenatal education to expectant parents in the Riverton area with the goal of reducing premature births, birth complications and infant mortality.

The class is intended for pregnant women 28 weeks or above and their support person. Topics will range from discomforts of pregnancy to what to expect during labor and delivery, to care of a newborn after the baby is born.

Currently there are no agencies hosting prenatal classes in Riverton. This class will be taught by registered nurses Jan Hubenka, who is a certified lamaze educator, and Connie Gantenbien, who is a certified infant massage educator. Both of these public health nurses have many years of experience in labor, delivery and prenatal education. They also are certified lactation counselors.

For more information, call Fremont County Public Health at 856-6979.

Library adds matinee for musical

The Riverton Branch Library has added a matinee performance of the musical production "Wash Your Troubles Away ... Or ... Dirty Deeds Come Clean."

The show is at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at the library, 1330 W. Park Ave. Tickets are $5 at the door. Children 12 and under are free.

Riverton Friends of the Library is excited to sponsor this final fundraiser for the Community Room Project, according to a press release. The production is directed by Nancy Jones and features "a wonderful collection of local talent."

The performance is being produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., of Englewood, Colo.

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