I was able to change the Wicd settings using the information in the link above and it is now connected to my WiFi. THANK YOU.
BEWARE - Here is some help others might find useful.
It was a bit confusing. When I first opened the Wicd Network Manager dialog I could NOT find any security settings. I decided to make the dialog wider by dragging with the mouse and I found more options on the tool bar. It had no indication, other than a little triangle pointing down, that there were more options until I changed the size of the dialog. I suppose this falls under the category of "operator error" although maybe it is "operator inexperience with this desktop manager. ;-))
As referenced by one of the posts in your link above I set the Driver under WPA Supplicant to the "second" NONE and it immediately connected when I closed the dialog and clicked Connect. I did not try any of the other settings so some may have worked.
I have two SSID's and one has a WPA passphrase that looks like a hex string. There were some references in the various posts in the link above that made it appear that there was a problem with text versus hex passphrase but I did not find that true.
Thanks for the help.
Now on to doing something useful with the board.