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Mar 16, 2017 - From staff reports



A daughter was born to Alexandra Teters of Lander and Elijah Crazythunder of Lander at 6:17 p.m. March 9 at SageWest Health Care at Lander. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces.



Suzanne Jane Meade, 67, of Lander died at her home on Wednesday, March 15. Immediate burial will take place at Mount Hope Cemetery in Lander and a Memorial Service will be held at a later date.


Juan Eder, 48, died Sunday, March 12 at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper due to a sudden illness. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 18 at Blue Sky Hall with Rawlin Friday officiating. An evening service and wake will be held Friday, March 17 at 7 p.m. at Blue Sky Hall.Interment will be in the Mission Cemetery at Ethete.

Community Calendar

Thursday, March 16

Lander Business After Hours is from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Lander Children's Museum, located at 465 Lincoln Street.

Riverton Business After Hours is from 5-7 p.m. at the Wind River Heritage Center. The event is hosted by the Riverton Chamber of Commerce. Upcoming Business After Hours events will be April 20 at First Interstate Bank, May 18 at Hampton Inn and Suites, and June 15 at the Wind River Mercantile. Everyone is welcome.

Friday, March 17

The Annual The Central Wyoming College Athletic Booster Club Rustler 400 Reverse Raffle is from 6-9 p.m. at the college, located at 2660 Peck Ave. Proceeds benefit the CWC Athletic Booster Club's student athletic scholarship fund. Only 400 tickets are available. Tickets can be pre-purchased online at cwc.edu/rustler400, from the CWC Foundation, Rustler Central or the Riverton and Lander Chamber of Commerces. Tickets are $100 each and admits two people. More than $15,000 will be awarded throughout the night, including the grand prize of $10,000. Contact Becky Ruthenbeck of the CWC Foundation for additional information at 855-2254.

The "Thunder Feathers: Greater Sage grouse strut the plains," ATLAS exhibit opening reception is from 6-8 p.m. at the The Lander Arts Center, located at 224 Main Street in Lander.

The exhibit uses art and science to highlight the bird's behavior and the sagebrush habitat of Wyoming. Special guests at the opening include Wind River Dancers and Dr. Gail Patricelli of the University of California, Davis's evolution and ecology department.

Irish Songs and Ballads and Sober St. Patty's Day is at the Lander Bake Shop, located at 259 Main Street in Lander. Irish songs will be performed from 3:30 to 5 p.m., by Buffalo O'Bill and Dr. Jo and The Rose of Tralee with special guest Tom Wilson. The Sober St. Patty's Day event is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Lander Bake Shop. There will be cowboy poetry by Jack Schmidt and Kent Stockton, and musical performances by Sean Francis. This family event, sponsored by Fremont Counseling Services is free and open to the public. Alcohol is not allowed.

The St. Patrick's Day Bagpipe Concert is at 6 p.m. at the Shoshone Rose Casino and hotel, located at 5690 Highway 287 in Lander. The Lander Volunteer Fire Department will march to the Shoshone Rose Casino stag at 6 p.m. to share bagpipe and drum music.

The Ninth Annual Carol Parker Memorial Dart Tournament is March 17-19 at the Lander Community Center, located at 950 Buena Vista Drive. All dart enthusiasts are invited. The $40 entry fee helps support the Carol Parker Memorial Scholarship Fund and cancer awareness. Food and designated drivers will be provided. Mini tournaments begin on Friday at 7 p.m., play begins at noon, with sign-ins at 10 a.m. Saturday, and at 10 a.m. with sign-ins at 9 a.m. Sunday. Participants must be at 21. For more information, call 349-9970.

Saturday, March 18

The Fremont County Democratic Party Re-organization meeting is from 1-3 p.m. at the Lander Library, located at 451 North Second Street in Lander. All are welcome to attend, but only the Fremont County Democratic Party Central Committee can vote.

"The Roaring '20s" is at 7 p.m. at the Lander Valley High School Auditorium. Pre-concert ragtime music in the lobby starts at 6:30 p.m. features a silent film "The Rink" with Charlie Chaplin accompanied by the Fremont Symphony Orchestra, directed by Andrew Greene of the "Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra" from Baltimore and Rebecca Murdock. The performance will include ragtime music of Scott Joplin, music from Showboat by Jerome Kern, and Gershwin's "Someone To Watch Over Me" and "Swanee." Tickets are $10 per person or $20 per family at the door.

St. Margaret's Shake, Rattle and Roll Viva Las Vegas annual Dinner/Dance Fundraiser is from 6 p.m. to midnight at St. Margaret's gym, located at 220 North Seventh Street East in Riverton. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 856-5922.

Lander Rotary's 2017 Women of Lander Rotary Fashion Show is at 6 p.m. at In My Window located at 258 Main Street in Lander. Tickets are $25 and include admission, refreshments, a 10% on purchases after the show and entry into a drawing for a gift from In My Window. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit Lander Rotary Club. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 335-8353.

The Shoshoni Library hosts craft sessions for both children and adults from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the library, located at 216 Idaho Street in Shoshoni. Materials will be provided for children's crafts, including rainsticks, family trees, egg shell crafts or eggshell plants. Paint is provided for adult crafts, but adults are asked to bring other items needed to complete projects. For more information about paint colors or the event, call 876-2777 or visit the library.

The 6th Annual Wild Game Dinner, hosted by the Hillcrest Baptist Church, is at 6 p.m. at the Fremont Center of the Fremont County Fairgrounds in Riverton. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free and all are welcome. For more information, call 851-9303 or 856-3635.

Emergency Calls

Information in this column is taken from official law enforcement reports. An arrest is a preliminary step in the legal process. It does not mean that a person has been found guilty of a crime. By law, persons who are arrested are innocent until proven guilty through due legal processes.

In Riverton Police Department weekend reports through Tuesday morning:

-Darwin Gambler, 33, of Arapahoe was arrested at 1:43 a.m. Wednesday on the 2100 block of West Sunset Drive for failure to appear in court.

-Q94;A female subject stole a box of ammunition at 10:54 a.m. Wednesday from a business on the 700 block of North Federal Boulevard.

-Q94;Precious Lee, 20, of Riverton was arrested at 11:26 a.m. Wednesday on the 600 block of Eagle Drive on a warrant for failure to appear in court.

- Gilbert Mansanares, 45, of Pavillion, was arrested on a warrant for contempt of court at 3:33 p.m. Wednesday on the 2500 block of West Man Street.

-Q94;A blue 1995 Cadillac and a gray 2011 Ford Explorer collided at 3:50 p.m. Wednesday on the 2000 block of West Sunset Drive, causing over $1000 in damage.

-Q94;Benjamin Piper, 51, of Riverton was arrested for shoplifting and public intoxication at 6:37 p.m. Wednesday on the 600 block of North Federal Boulevard. Piper stole a $3 bottle of vodka.

-Q94;Tonya Moss, 39, of Ethete was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear in court and for shoplifting at 7:54 p.m. Wednesday on the 700 block of North Federal Boulevard. With her, Crystal Moss, 28, of Ethete, was also arrested for shoplifting and on a warrant for failure to appear in court. Together, the two attempted to steal a combined total of $198 in cosmetics.

-Q94;Eldon Antelope, 52, of Riverton, was arrested for public intoxication at 10:08 a.m. Wednesday on the 500 block of East Pershing Avenue.

In Fremont County Sheriff's Office weekend reports through Tuesday morning:

-Anthony Addison, 35, of Lander was arrested on a Fremont County warrant for failure to pay fines at 10:20 p.m. Wednesday on the 300 block of East Monroe Avenue.

-Q94;Jason Arnhold, 45, of Riverton was arrested for driving while under the influence at 11:35 p.m. Wednesday on the 100 block of North Broadway Avenue.

Wall Street

U.S. stock indexes took a small step back on Thursday, while bond yields recovered some of their sharp losses from the prior day. Stock markets around the world rallied.

At close, the Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 3.88 points or .16 percent, to 2,381.38. The Dow Jones Industrial average was down 15.55 points, or .07 percent, to 20,934.55. The Nasdaq composite index read 5,900.76, up .71 points or .01 percent.

enchmark U.S. crude resumed its slide and slipped 11 cents to settle at $48.75 per barrel. It was the eighth drop for oil in the last nine days. Brent crude, which is used to price international oils, fell 7 cents to $51.74 a barrel.

Marriage Applications

-Q94;Grantor: ZACH ANDREW CLARK, Grantee: MCCULLOUGH CANDACE BAILEY, Rec Date: 03/06/2017

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