Veteran’s assistance available
CHEYENNE – A state of Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission is available for telephone appointments only throughout June.
Crystal Emig is available to meet with veterans and their families to discuss state and federal veterans’ benefits, Department of Veterans Affairs claims, or VA healthcare. Emig can also help veterans and their families apply for benefits, file claims, or request healthcare.
Due to health concerns regarding COVID-19, all appointments for Laramie and Goshen Counties will be conducted via telephone. Please contact Emig at (307) 256-1778 to schedule an appointment.
Library to host special book sale
GOSHEN COUNTY – The Goshen County Library Foundation will host a special book sale next month, focused on military history.
The Foundation received a large collection of military and war books from Lt. Col. Craig Dreier and his wife Marsha Dreier. These will be offered to the public during a two-day sale, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., June 6 – 7 at the Goshen Library Activity Center, 2017 East A St., in Torrington.
In addition to the two-day event, the Library will host an open house to show off recently completed renovations.
“Sales will be conducted in accordance with the most current health recommendations and social distancing,” said Nan Hornbeck, secretary of the Library Foundation. “The Library will host an Open House to allow the public to see the recent ‘facelift’ of the facility.
“This will correlate with the book sale on Saturday, June 6. We have many ideas for small tours, outside activities and a kick-off for the Summer Reading Program.”
The donated collection includes nonfiction hardback books, series of war histories, fiction and nonfiction paperbacks and a variety of books and magazines dealing with military aviation. The collection was amassed over a period of 35 years.
Sales will be on a cash-only basis. A $10 “advance admission” option will be available on Saturday from 8 -10 a.m. at the door.
Handgun proficiency class offered
TORRINGTON – Eastern Wyoming College will host a one-day handgun proficiency class, set for Saturday, June 6, on the campus in Torrington.
The class will begin at 8 a.m. in Room 101 in the CTEC building on campus. The balance of the class, beginning at 10 a.m., will be held at the firing range of the Torrington Police Department.
Cost of the class will be $100. All participants will take part in the two-hour classroom session, followed by the live-fire session at the firing range.
Participants are responsible for providing their own handgun, holster and ammunition. Holsters, eye protection, ear protection, and a hat with a brim are required equipment for the live-fire range sessions.
Guns or ammunition will not be permitted in CTEC for the on-campus portion of the class. Water, and snacks to the range.
Successful completion and testing of this class will fulfill the state requirement to apply for a Concealed Carry Permit in Wyoming.
To register for this class or others, contact the EWC Community Education office at (307) 532-8323.
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