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Bea of Bea's Knees Waxing inside The Beauty Box Salon, in Pine Bluffs, Wyoming, has opened up a second room and business in the salon, October Road, LLC. Here she offers permanent jewelry, retail, and features products from local artisans.

What lead to starting your business?

My family and I moved to Pine Bluffs almost four years ago. I have been an esthetician for 12 years and I love it! I opened Bea's Knees Waxing inside The Beauty Box just over two years ago. Last December, I graduated from Western Governors University with my bachelor's degree in marketing. Since that time I have been trying to figure out what my next move would be with my career. I first heard about Permanent Jewelry (PMJ) at The Beauty Box where the salon owner, Cali Warden, told me about it. Not long after that, my teenage daughter and I were on a family camping trip over Memorial Day weekend in the Black Hills of South Dakota. While strolling downtown Hill City, we both spotted a sign for PMJ inside a boutique. We decided to have it done! We enjoyed the experience and love our anklets. It is a memory we share and we have a piece of jewelry to remind us of it. Throughout the entire summer, I thought about bringing in PMJ. During move-in weekend at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, my husband and I were walking around Old Town and I saw someone with a PMJ pop-up shop and there was a line of ladies waiting to have it done. That's when I knew it was now or never!

What is Permanent Jewelry?

Permanent Jewelry is a unique experience. I have a selection of high-quality chains and charms. I have sterling silver, gold-filled, and rose gold. All of the chains are nickel-free. After a chain is selected I create a custom bracelet, anklet, or necklace. A weld is then made to make the custom piece claspless. Nothing comes in contact with the skin. It is safe and fun. If someone would prefer to have a clasp, I do have those available as well. I charge by the inch so the cost is dependent upon the chain selected and how much is used. People of all ages can get Permanent Jewelry. By the spring, I will be mobile and will travel for events and private parties. The possibilities are endless. They could include bridal showers, vendor events, pop-ups at boutiques or salons, or even a small ladies' night-in wine night.

Are there any misconceptions about Permanent Jewelry?

Upon hearing about PMJ, I have been asked if it is tattooing or piercing. No, it is not. I have also been asked if the jewelry is embedded in the skin. Also, no. Imagine wearing your favorite bracelet. Now, imagine it not having a clasp while wearing it. That's Permanent Jewelry. It can be cut off if necessary. I would prefer a client come to me to have that done so the chain can be reattached correctly in the future.

Why the name October Road and what does it offer?

Some time back, I told my sister that if I ever had my own boutique I would call it October Road. Many years ago, I bought a James Taylor CD and the name of that album is October Road. On the CD there is also a song called October Road. The song makes me feel like I am going home, going back to a time and place of peace after being gone for a while. That's how I want people to feel when they enter October Road Boutique.

The timing of the business just so happens to be right before October! As I went through my training and certification through Linked, I knew I needed to work hard to make the opening in October happen. My colleagues, Cali Warden, Caiden Lemmon, and Skyler Wrage along with my friends and my daughter have been so supportive and patient as I learned this new skill. Many have let me practice on them. I have to give a special note of thanks to my husband who has worked alongside me in turning a room at the salon into a beautiful space for October Road.

The boutique carries clothing, accessories, Tuèl professional skin care, gifts, and items from local artisans. I also have gift certificates available for the permanent jewelry. I am especially proud to offer books written by Deb Carpenter-Nolting and her husband Tim Nolting, natural skin care products created by Alyssa Munoz and Chelsea Hershey, and fine art photography by Chandel Pine of Pine’s Prairie, LLC. I will also have coffee mugs and other items that feature Chandel's work that promote Dyslexia Awareness. October is Dyslexia Awareness Month. It is always October at October Road so every month is Dyslexia Awareness Month. I am proud to support Pine’s Prairie, LLC, and the memory of Paul Kenneth Pine. Please visit

I will still be operating Bea's Knees Waxing as well. My website for that is Bea's Knees Waxing and October Road, LLC is female and veteran-owned.

I am excited to offer this unique and fun service in Pine Bluffs and the region.

Contact info:

October Road

Boutique and Permanent Jewelry

(Inside The Beauty Box Salon & Suites)

215 Main St., Pine Bluffs, WY

Instagram and FB @octoberroadboutique

Call 307-245-3296

Text 937-839-2327

Please check out these businesses! Hours are 10 am – 7 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday and select hours on Fridays and Saturdays. Appointments are recommended and cash, Venmo, and credit cards are accepted.

Wyoming's vast and rugged landscapes make it a prime destination for hunters seeking a challenging and rewarding experience. Whether you're a seasoned hunter or a novice looking to explore the untamed beauty of the Cowboy State, mastering the art of hunting in Wyoming requires a unique set of skills and strategies. One crucial tip is to familiarize yourself with the specific game you're pursuing, as Wyoming is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including elk, mule deer, and antelope. Understanding their habits, preferred habitats, and typical behavior will significantly increase your chances of a successful hunt.

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The United States Navy has a rich and storied history that dates back 248 years, and each year, sailors from around the country come together to celebrate the birth of their beloved service. The Navy Ball is a tradition that brings sailors together for a night of camaraderie, reflection, and giving back to their community. Cheyenne, Wyoming, is no exception, as the Navy Reserve component in the area gathers to mark this special occasion in a unique and heartwarming way.

The Navy Ball in Cheyenne is an event that encapsulates the spirit of the Navy – tradition, unity, and service. Sailors from all walks of life come together to commemorate their service to the nation. It's an occasion that embodies the proud legacy of the U.S. Navy, celebrating the dedication and sacrifices of its sailors over nearly two and a half centuries.

Honoring Tradition and Heritage: One of the highlights of the Navy Ball is the motivational speech given by an esteemed guest. This speech serves as a reminder of the Navy's core values, the importance of the mission, and the duty that each sailor carries. It's a moment of inspiration, motivation, and a reaffirmation of the commitment to the service.

The Navy Ball in Cheyenne goes beyond celebrating the Navy's birthday. It's also an opportunity for the sailors to give back to their local community. An in-house raffle featuring generous donations from local businesses and individuals like Codee Dalton from #1 Properties, funds are raised to support organizations like "Toys for Tots" and the "Navy Marine Corps Relief Fund." This is a tangible way for the Navy Reserve component in Cheyenne to show their commitment to making a positive impact not only within their ranks but also in the lives of those they serve.

The Navy Ball is not just an event for sailors; it's a day of building bonds and connections. It provides an opportunity for sailors to come together with their local community, forging strong relationships and fostering a sense of unity. These connections extend beyond the event, creating a network of support that lasts throughout the year.

The Navy Ball in Cheyenne is a celebration of history, tradition, and unity. It serves as a reminder of the sacrifices made by sailors over the years and the commitment they hold to their service. Moreover, it showcases their dedication to giving back to their community and building bonds that extend far beyond the ballroom. As the U.S. Navy continues to sail into the future, events like these ensure that its legacy remains strong and vibrant. Happy 248th birthday to the United States Navy!


39th Annual KNEB Farm & Ranch Expo

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February 2 & 3, 2024

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