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Jan 27, 2013 - From staff reports

Casting for Recovery hosting retreat

Riverton High School drama students present the Neil Simon comedy "Lost in Yonkers" on consecutive nights this week.

Performances are scheduled for Monday, Jan. 28, and Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theater. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. for both performances. Admission is free.

The play won a Pulitzer Prize in 1991. It is described as a "coming of age tale" centering on a 15-year-old boy who, with his younger brother, are left in the care of their grandmother after the death of their mother. Their father is a traveling salesman, and other aunts and uncles contribute to the humorous and poignant family scene.

RHS drama instructor Annette Thornton directs the production.

Council seeks nominations

The Wyoming Humanities Council is currently seeking nominations for membership on its board of directors. Nominations are due Tuesday, Feb. 15.

The council's board is composed of 20 volunteers with interest and expertise in the humanities. With primary funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the council sponsors grants and programs that explore and enrich the human experience in individual lives and communities.

Board members are elected from the general public. The council seeks a diverse board that represents balanced geographic, ethnic, age, gender and professional backgrounds. Availability of board member positions is variable from year to year depending on needs for balance and routine attrition and renewal of board member terms.

A nomination/application form is available at www.uwyo.edu/humanities/forms or from the office of the Wyoming Humanities Council by calling 721-9243 or e-mailing wych@uwyo.edu.

CWC board seeks applicants

The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees is seeking applicants interested in replacing trustee Judy Pedersen, who tendered her resignation at the board's Jan. 16 meeting.

Because Pedersen's resignation was unexpected and the board is statutorily required to fill the vacancy within 30 days, the board had a special meeting Wednesday to accept officially the resignation and to develop a process for filling the seat.

The board is asking those interested in serving in Pedersen's seat until the next general election to call board clerk Linda Bender by Feb. 4 at 855-2102 or 1-800-735-8418, ext. 2102 or e-mail at lbender@cwc.edu. The board clerk will send candidates application packets, which must be returned to the president's office by Feb. 8.

CWC trustees will interview the candidates during their Feb. 20 meeting, and the successful applicant will be sworn in at the end of the meeting. Applicants must be a resident of the Riverton-Shoshoni subdistrict.

The board accepted Pedersen's resignation, effective immediately, with thanks for her contributions to the college and community through her eight years of service on the board.

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