Coming Events

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Sat., Nov. 22
North Big Horn Basin District Musical, 2:30 p.m., Northwest College, Powell.
Celebrate Recovery, 5 p.m., Conference Room, Worland Community Center Complex.

Sun., Nov. 23
Community-wide Thanksgiving Service, 7 p.m., St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church.

Mon., Nov. 24
Van to Worland, 9 a.m., Leaves Ten Sleep Senior Citizens’ Center.
Adaptive Aerobics, 9 a.m., Worland Senior Citizens’ Center.
Worland Food Pantry, 9:30-11:30 a.m., 620 Big Horn.
Bridge, 12:30 p.m., Thermopolis Senior Citizens’ Center.
Pickle Ball, 1:30-3 p.m., Worland Community Center Complex.
Pinochle, 6:30 p.m., Thermopolis Senior Citizens’ Center.
Al-Anon, 7 p.m., Hake Realty (back door).
Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m., United Methodist Church basement.
Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., Water Plant House, Thermopolis.

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Northern Wyoming Daily News

DAILY NEWS photos by Christine Weber
Steven Haynes, pictured above, plays the drums with the Worland Senior Center’s Fun Band. Haynes plays when the band visits Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center every other Friday as he is a resident of the nursing home. Haynes was a former member of the Knights of Note, a beloved “big band sound” that played at senior centers and nursing homes around the basin. Pictured below enjoying the music are Margaret Hernandez, left, and Naomi Fritz.

Fun Band spotlights former Knights of Note drummer

By Christine Weber
Lifestyles Editor

WORLAND — Frequent visitors of the Worland Senior Center are most likely familiar with the center’s very own “Fun Band,” a group of non-experienced musicians who play vintage scrub boards, galvanized wash tubs with a thick string strapped in the center made to mimic a cello, and castanets, all merrily keeping tune to the piano, deftly played by Diana Hartley.
You won’t hear Billboards Top 10 being played, but rather good ol’ songs from yesteryear, along with patriotic songs that puts a tear in everyone’s eyes when being played.
The Fun Band “hits the road” every other Friday travelling a few blocks to Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.
It was a chance visit Friday morning to the nursing home and a delight to discover Steven Haynes, former drummer with the Knights of Note, playing drums once again with the Fun Band.
He didn’t have to worry about keeping time to the music, Haynes was the music and played the drums with finesse.
The Knights of Note was made up of Haynes’ father Samuel Haynes, Jr., Art Raver, Roy Johnson, Ed Newcomer and pianist Carol Smith. The band would play at various senior centers and nursing homes around the basin and always drew a crowd when the musicians were in the room.
“My dad played the guitar,” said Haynes. “Ever since I remember he could play the guitar with ease.”
Steven Haynes played drums for the band. He borrowed a full set of drums from a Cody band to help ease the load of having to carry the drums.
“I first started playing the snare drum when I was in junior high school,” said Haynes. “I basically taught myself. When I was in high school, I packed my own drums to school.”
Haynes was born in Hamilton Dome and went to school in Thermopolis. He earned a living working in the oil fields.
“I’ve always loved music,” he said. “I think my favorite style of music is band-style music like Lawrence Welk and Les Brown and His Band of Renown.”

Birth Announcement

WORLAND — Zack Irons and Robyn Goforth of Worland wish to announce the home birth of their son, Avery Forest Irons, on Nov. 17, 2014.
Their precious bundle arrived at 10:38 p.m. weighing 7 lb 15 oz and measuring 20.5 inches.
Maternal grandparents are Robert and Connie Goforth of Fort Collins, Colorado.
Paternal grandmother is Kathy Irons of Ten Sleep.

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