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Cheyenne Heroes Get National Recognition

The international organization, United Commercial Travelers recently awarded Cheyenne’s own Jerry & Jo Ann Pauli their Lifetime Achievement Award at their convention in Columbus,Ohio.

We recognize them here in Cheyenne for their work with students and veterans for more than 40 years. Th

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Hometown Heroes: Lori Kempter, Program Director

Lori Kempter
Program Director
Interfaith Family Support Services

She pours her heart and soul into this program trying to spread awareness to the problem others so easily overlook. That problem is the amount of homeless children there are in cheyenne.

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Hometown Heroes: Wendy Bone, Cosmetologist

Wendy Bone
Cosmetologist

Wendy is the owner of Shear Destiny. She went to Afflerbach Elementary School in Cheyenne and cut the kids' hair for free, and offered discounted prices for the parents.

Wendy knows not everyone can afford to get a hair cut. She made the kids feel

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Hometown Heroes: Debra McEachron, Full-Time Mom

Debra McEachron
Full-Time Mom/Front Desk

This woman is my hero in my eyes. She is a full time mom to three kids ages 6, 4, & 2. She has been a single mom until recently-- she got married to her now husband of two months. Her middle son, Joshu,a is autistic and non-verbal.

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Hometown Heroes: Walter Lassise, Retired

Walter Lassise
Retired 

Wally saved a veterans life on the job at the Warren Air Force Base a few years ago. Now he is in a wheelchair suffering from ALS (Lou Gherigs Disease). His wife works 40 hours a week to help him, her name is Diane.

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Hometown Heroes: PV2 Richard Wallace, U.S. Army

Richard Wallace, PV2
CBRN Specialist U.S. Army

To me this person is a hero because he is fighting not only for the U.S. but he is also fighting for the ones he loves. He is risking everything for people he doesn't know.

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Hometown Heroes: PA Jason Whaley, Cheyenne Urgent Care

Jason Whaley, PA
Cheyenne Urgent Care

My sinuses were bad on the first day of spring break. I went in to the doctor to change antibiotics, and then going to my truck, it wouldn't start. I went back in to see if anyone could help jump my truck. Dr. Jason took time t

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Hometown Heroes: Barbara Bobbitt, Retired Cheyenne Central High School Teacher

Do you remember a favorite teacher who inspired you in school?

My journalism and drama teacher at Cheyenne Central High School, Barbara Bobbitt, inspired me to become the writer and broadcaster I am today, so I'd like to recognize her as one of Cheyenne's Hometown Heroes.

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Hometown Heroes: Retired Captain Patrick Lucas, United States Air Force

Pat served in the USAF for over 24 years and was in Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Starting his military career as an airplane mechanic, he switched to medicine, becoming a Physician Assistant.

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Hometown Heroes: Retired Command Sgt. Major John Hurley

John Hurley
Retired Command Sgt. Major
United States Army

My husband, John, has served his country in the regular Army and National Guard for a total of 25 years. I am nominating him for not his military service, for which I am proud of, but

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