Coming Events

Please call the Daily News, 347-3241, if you are anticipating any changes in your organization’s meetings.

Sat., July 26
Farmer’s Market, 8-11:30 a.m., Pioneer Square.
Friends of the Worland Library Book Sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Washakie County Library.
Book Signing With Author Stephen B. Smart, 2-4 p.m., Meeteetse Museums.
Celebrate Recovery, 5 p.m., Conference Room, Worland Community Center Complex.

Sun., July 27
Author Craig Johnson at the Library, 2 p.m., Washakie County Library and 6:30 p.m., Lawn of Ten Sleep Senior Citizens’ Center.

Mon., July 28
Washakie County Public Health Family Planning Clinic, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Washakie County Public Health.
Coffee/Pool/Trip to Worland, 9 a.m., Ten Sleep Senior Citizens’ Center.
Adaptive Aerobics, 9 a.m., Worland Senior Citizens’ Center.
Bridge, 12:30 p.m., Thermopolis Senior Citizens’ Center.
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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DAILY NEWS photo by Christine Weber
Sherryl Ferguson, Performing Arts coordinator for the Washakie Museum will soon hold chorus auditions for the museum’s gala celebration concert “The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber.” The concert features a 20-voice chorus: six sopranos, six altos, four tenors and four basses. The concert is scheduled Oct. 24 and 25 with rehearsals set to begin Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. Ferguson said the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber is very singable and full of surprising variety. If you would like to be involved in the chorus, let Ferguson know of your intent by Friday, Aug. 1 by email sferguson@washakiemuseum. org or call the museum at 347-4102.

Your voice could be heard in
'The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber'

By Christine Weber
Lifestyles Editor

WORLAND — No one can dispute the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber is beautiful. In just a few short months the Washakie Museum will bring its gala celebration concert featuring “The Music of [Sir] Andrew Lloyd Webber.”
Your voice could be one of the stars singing his ever so lovely tunes. Do you sing in the church choir or part of a praise group? Are you asked to sing at special functions or carry a tune with the best of them? Then seriously think about auditioning for the museum’s 20-voice chorus.
According to the concert’s musical director, Sherryl Ferguson, needed are six sopranos, six altos, four tenors and four basses.
Rehearsals begin Tuesday, Sept. 2, but Ferguson needs to know of your interest in auditioning by Friday, Aug. 1,
“I listen for range and quality of voice,” said Ferguson when auditioning a singer, “A person’s specific characterizations...never would I have guessed to put Caroline Hansen as ‘Yenta’ in ‘Fiddler on the Roof’.”
Ferguson is always on the lookout for new talent. Perhaps you have college training or choral experience or are an independent singer and enjoy a challenge.
“I am truly looking for strong singers who would enjoy the experience of singing in a 20-voice chorus,” Ferguson said. “I have found many singers in this community who have excellent ability with little experience, but a willingness to learn and perform with others. Each time I hold auditions, I am pleasantly surprised to discover new talent.”
If you think members of the Museum Singers or Sugar Beats will fill the roles of that chorus, this is a mistake. Ferguson said many of these singers don’t even audition for a variety of reasons.
“With each show I do, the needs are different, said Ferguson.”
Sugar Beat member Dan Frederick (who is a regular performer at the Washakie Museum) has arranged the medley of one of Webber’s songs, according to Ferguson.
He, Ferguson and Muffy Shaw have selected music for the October concert. They have listened to YouTube, watched videos and listened to a concert in honor of Webber for his 50th birthday party in London.
Said Ferguson, “I’ve browsed his choral music on the Internet and selected what I think Worland will enjoy.”
The concert is to be locally cast with some guest artists. One of the guest artists is Ashlee Dyer of Casper. Dyer is the niece of David and Leah Anderson of Worland. Ferguson said she is a soprano vocalist who will sing solos from “Phantom of the Opera” as well as duets.
The concert includes four-part medleys with some unison singing.


DAILY NEWS photo by Christine Weber
New Hope Humane Society has named Barney, a 10- or 12-year-old male black lab as the ‘Pet of the Week.’ Barney is extremely sweet and still loves to play and go for walks. Reward yourself with unconditional love and an exercise mate by visiting this pooch. Call the animal shelter at 347-2324 to schedule a visit. Remember to visit New Hope’s concession booth at the county fair starting next Monday afternoon at 4. Indian tacos and fry bread with a drink will be served; all to benefit the homeless animals.


Local Flavor

By Susan Lockhart

We round out our week-long salute to National Baked Bean Month with some final taste bean treats.
It seemed only fitting to save the Pepsi Baked Beans for last, so today we start off with those.

Pepsi Baked Beans
1 1/2 cups Pepsi (not diet)
1 1/2 cups ketchup
6 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
4 tablespoons steak sauce (such as A-1)
a few drops liquid smoke
1 1/2 teaspoons dried onion flakes
1 1/2 teaspoons dried garlic flakes
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Regular Tabasco sauce or Frank’s Hot Sauce, optional (add to suit your taste buds)
4 cans pork and beans
Combine ingredients in a saucepan, bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring often, until sauce has reduced and thickened. Add baked beans. Pour into a casserole dish sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Root Beer Baked Beans
2 strips bacon, diced
1 onion, diced
1 (36 oz.) cans baked beans
1/2 cup root beer (not diet)
1/4 cup bottled barbecue sauce
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
3-6 drops Tabasco
Freshly ground pepper
Cook bacon until tender, add onion and cook until bacon is brown and crisp. Stir in remaining ingredients. Heat to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, stirring often, until slightly thickened, about 30 minutes.

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