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Feb 18, 2013 - From staff reports

Walker to speak about Fort Laramie

The Fremont County Archaeological Society will host a presentation on the prehistory of Fort Laramie and the 2012 investigations of Register Cliff at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Hudson Town Hall.

Assistant state archaeologist Dr. Danny Walker will speak about what existed before there was a fort and how the fort developed. He also will have recent photos of Register Cliff and answer questions from the audience.

The event is free and open to the public.

The Fremont County Archaeological Society is a chapter of The Wyoming Archaeological Society, Inc., a nonprofit educational organization.

Enzi hosting 'listening sessions'

U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi will use the congressional state work period to have "listening sessions" across Wyoming to hear the ideas and solutions Wyoming residents have for solving America's problems. The Fremont County meeting will be 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in the community room at the Riverton Branch Library, 1330 W. Park Ave.

"These listening sessions are just what the name suggests," Enzi said. "I'm not planning to give a long speech. I plan to address some of the issues brought up at the session as I can at the end, but this time is for residents to say what is on their mind, and for me to listen. I hope to hear common sense, realistic and workable solutions. These are typical in Wyoming, but harder to come by in Washington."

Companion program provides help

The Wyoming Senior Companion Program provides free assistance to any adult age 21 and over who needs help to remain living independently at home. Companion volunteers also offer respite for caregivers.

Senior companions are volunteers age 55 and over who act as a friend and assist adults with simple tasks that are often impossible for some persons to accomplish on their own.

Volunteers provide companionship, shopping opportunities, letter writing, mail reading, exercise encouragement, medication reminders, nutrition assistance, light housekeeping, accompaniment to appointments and information on available community services.

The Wyoming Senior Companion Program is nationally funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service and by the Wyoming State Department of Health Senior Services Division and United Way. SCP serves all counties in Wyoming.

For more information, call Barbara at Wyoming Senior Citizens Inc. at 856-6880 or 1-800-856-4398.

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