STEPHEN F. AUSTIN UNIVERSITY'S LUMBERJACKS were among many to compete in the lumberjack competitions held Saturday during Timberfest. Lacey Hall, with the Grant County Chamber of Commerce, estimated the crowd at 10,000 to 12,000 and said the nice -- if a little warm -- weather encouraged visitors to come out. Activities spanned from Friday afternoon until late Saturday and included something for everyone from live entertainment to children's rides and a petting zoo to a BBQ cookoff and a car show to arts and crafts, food and business vendors. This was the 34th annual Timberfest festival, which is held annually on the Grant County Courthouse Square. Photo by Justin Manning
Restoration Church’s, Aimee Henderson (pastor’s wife), and Tab Swaney (Women’s Minster) teamed up along with other church members to bring to life Henderson’s idea of helping those in need with a Blessing Box that offers non-perishable food items at no cost 24/7. The idea is that those in need may take what they need, and those who can give leave what they can. Photo submitted
Making ends meet can often times be a difficult task. Restoration Church understands that sometimes a person just needs a little helping hand to get them through. In an effort to help those in need the church has now set up a Blessing Box.
The Sheridan Police Department will get new handguns and rifles in the near future. The Sheridan City Council unanimously approved this purchase at last week’s Sheridan City Council meeting. Several months ago, Council Member Norman Frisby told his fellow members on the council about the state of the weapons that the police are using. He argued that the aged weapons needed to be replaced. The debate was tabled for a future meeting. At the end of last week’s meeting, Frisby brought the topic back up.