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Preschool Picassos at Nic

Preschool Picassos for ages 2 to 5 meets at the Nicolaysen Art Museum from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., March 14 to April 18, and 2 to 3 p.m.,March 16 to April 20.

Fees: $30 (members) and $55 (non-members) per child/adult duo for each six-class session.

The class helps enhance fine motor coordination, increase creative expression, and strengthen problem solving skills through different art materials. Explore art concepts together in this age-appropriate and theme-structured six-week art class.

The Nic offers member families $15 off class fees per each additional sibling.

Home school

art starts

Home school art is offered at the Nicolaysen Art Museum on Wednesdays, ages K through 3rd grade from 1 to 2 p.m., and ages 4th to 8th grade, 2 to 3 p.m., March 14 to April 18.

Fees: $40 (members) and $65 (non-members) per child for each six-class session.

Build skills and learn about different art media in a fun and engaging environment. The classes focus on art styles, concepts behind the art and personal interpretation, while enhancing students’ individual techniques through exploration of the elements of art and principles of design. The Nic offers member families $15 off class fees per each additional sibling.

For more information contact Zhanna G. at or call 235-5247.

Archaeologists meet Wednesday

The monthly meeting of the Casper Chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will be held at 7 p.m., on Wednesday on the ground floor of the Oil & Gas Conservation Commission Building, 2211 King Blvd. Please use the entrance on the east side of the building.

Following a brief business meeting, Dr. Lawrence Todd, from Meeteetse, who is a Colorado State University anthropology professor emeritus, University of Texas-Austin research fellow, and Park County Historic Preservation Commission treasurer, will be the guest speaker.

His presentation is entitled: Revisiting Lucy and Piet: Taphonomy of Hadar (Ethiopia) and Trinil (Java) Collections. There are few fossils specimens are as widely recognized as “Lucy” and “Java Man.”

Please contact Mavis Greer, Chapter president, at if you have any questions.

Use Facebook

for genealogy

Did you know that there are over 11,000 plus sites to find you ancestors on Facebook? Please join the Natrona County Genealogical Society at 7 p.m., on Thursday in the Crawford Room at the Natrona County Public Library for this exciting class and discover another avenue to do your genealogical research. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Laptops are optional. Guests are always welcome. For more information, please call Marcia at 265-5568.

Fish at the Elks

Friday Night Feed at the Casper Elks Lodge on March 16 is catfish/fish and chips. Cost is $7 per person, children 5 to 13 are $3, serving from 6 to 7 p.m. or until gone. Members, significant other and guest accompanied by a member. For more information, call 234-4839. The menu is subject to change. All proceeds go to Elks Charities.

Glow skate Saturday

Casper Ice Arena hosts the St Patrick’s Day Glow Skate. Join the fun at the Casper Ice Arena from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., on Saturday. Admission is $4. Prizes, fun music, and lots of glow under the black lights. Participants wearing green or neon will receive free skate rental.

During this fun, glow-in-the-dark public skating session, a grand prize will be given to the skater with the most glow! Don’t be afraid to show your creativity.

Republican women meet March 20

Natrona County Republican Women will meet at 11:30 a.m., on Tuesday, March 20, at the FireRock in the Granite Room. We will be getting a Legislative wrap-up with House Speaker Steve Harshman and Senate Vice President Drew Perkins as the guest speakers.

The cost is $20 with a choice of a chicken Cobb salad, FireRock burger or prime dip sandwich. Please RSVP to or call 215-6749 and state your lunch choice when making your reservation. Reservations are a must by Monday, March 19. Space is limited to 50, those with reservations get first seating.

Republican Women is open to any registered Republicans in Natrona County.

NC raises money

for Make-A-Wish

Natrona County High School students will be partnering with Metro Coffee Company in downtown Casper on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 and April 18, 2018 for Metro Music Night, an open mic event for those wishing to showcase their talents with donations for the evening benefiting Make-A-Wish Wyoming.

NCHS will also be hosting Mr. Mustang on April 9, 2018. The event, which features local students competing in a number of categories, will be held at the Natrona County High School Auditorium with all proceeds benefiting Make-A-Wish Wyoming.

For additional information about the events, please contact Make-A-Wish Wyoming’s Director of Development, Tess Kersenbrock at

The Kids for Wish Kids program was first introduced in Wyoming in 2000 with NCHS as one of the five schools that raised $2,219 that year. This program encourages students, kindergarten through 12th, to raise money to grant the wishes of children who are battling critical illnesses. High school students have creative leeway to craft fundraisers that will work best at their schools and in their communities. The schools compete for awards and recognition at the Wyoming Association of Student Councils conference each fall.

Corned beef and cabbage at Elks

Wednesday Night Special at the Casper Elks Lodge is corned beef and cabbage and fixings. All you can eat for $7, children 5 to 13 are $3, serving from 6 to 7 p.m., or until it’s gone.

Members, significant other and guest accompanied by a member. For more information, call 234-4839. All proceeds go to Elks Charities.

Floor loom

at Art 321

Art 321 is happy to be collaborating with the Natrona County Public Library in an exciting new way. A beautiful Pendleton floor loom was recently donated to the library. The original plan was to set the loom up there and invite local weavers to provide demonstrations and create a woven public art project. Lacking space, however, the decision was made to bring the loom to Art 321 where the weaving demonstrations and art project can take place. Art 321 now invites weavers to come in, leave their contact information, and help us get this going.

St. Patrick’s Day

at Elks

St. Patty’s Day get-together at the Casper Elks Lodge on Saturday, starting at 6 p.m. Come down and enjoy some green beer and drink specials. Members, significant other and guest accompanied by a member. For more information, call 234-4839.

Free dance lessons Thursdays

Teens and adults are welcome at free dance lessons at the Hangar in Bar Nunn, every week on Thursdays. From 7 to 8 p.m., learn line dance. From 8 to 9 p.m., country swing. Machelle is the instructor.

Jaclyn Marie Morton

Casper, Wyoming / August 3, 1980—March 9, 2018

Jaclyn Marie Morton was born on August 3, 1980, in Casper, WY, to very proud parents Theodore W. and Donna Brause Morton. She died suddenly on March 9, 2018, at home from complications following knee surgery she had on February 27. She attended Mountain View Elementary and Dean Morgan Junior High School. She graduated from Natrona County High School in 1998. She then attended Casper College and the University of Wyoming.

Jackie was the office manager at NOV Wellbore Technologies where she met her extended family. She was a valued team leader.

There weren’t very many sports Jackie didn’t try. She liked golf, and like many members of her family, she was a “certified” hacker. She was an avid bowler with several 600 Series’ to her name; she was a long-time member of the Fireball 500 Club Board of Directors. She LOVED playing volleyball!

Jackie was also a “patron” of the arts. She attended several of the Artisan Alley Painting Parties. She would say it doesn’t get much better: trying to paint and getting to drink wine at the same time.

She also exposed family members to “The Arts” by organizing trips to Denver to attend Beauty and the Beast and Grease. It actually turned out to be a great time!

Jackie was very proud of her entire family; but, especially her sister, Jaime Moler; nephew, Kaleb Moler; niece, Kielei Moler; and niece, Haley Moler, her little mini-me. She and Jaime were so close one would wonder at times if they didn’t share the same heart. Jackie attended a lot of Kaleb, Kielei, and Haley’s sporting events; often times coaching them in whatever the current sport was, helping them to be the best that they could be.

Jackie made friends as easy as most people breathe; it’s no wonder, she had a smile that would light up the room. She is leaving behind so many broken hearts. We will have a “Jackie Celebration of Life” on Thursday, March 15, 2018, at Black Gold Grille, 1650 English Avenue, from 4:00 to 7:30 pm, to share memories and love to help us get through this.

Jackie leaves behind her parents; sister, Jaime (Willie) Moler; nephew, Kaleb Moler; niece, Kielei Moler; niece, Haley Moler; grandmothers, Joan Morton and Margaret Sterner; uncle, John “Dan” Morton; aunt, Renae (Mitch) Berlinger; aunt, Sheryl Morton; as well as great uncles; a great aunt; and many cousins.

She was preceded in death by grampa, John L. Morton; uncles, John “Rabbit” Bunney and Bob Brause; paternal and maternal great-grandparents.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Casper Humane Society, Pet Ring Foundation, or charity of choice will be appreciated.

Roger Evan Hill

Roger Evan Hill: CASPER — Memorial services for Roger Evan Hill, 73, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at Bustard’s Funeral Home with Chaplain Todd von Gunten officiating. Interment will be held in the summer in Montana with military honors. He died Friday, March 9, 2018, in Casper. Mr. Hill served in the Air National Guard. Bustard’s Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, the Casper Humane Society, the Salvation Army, or the VFW in Casper.

Viola "Vi" Bullington

Viola “Vi” Bullington: CASPER — Mass for Viola “Vi” Bullington, 89, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 16, 2018, at the St. Patricks Catholic Church. Graveside services will follow at the Highland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 15, 2018, at Newcomer Casper Chapel. Rosary will follow at 7 p.m. She died Friday, March 9, 2018, at the Central Wyoming Hospice in Casper. Newcomer Casper Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions.

Erivan Haub

Pinedale, Wyoming / September 29, 1932—March 6, 2018

Erivan Haub, 85, of Wiesbaden, Germany, passed away amongst family on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 in Pinedale, Wyoming. Born in 1932 in Wiesbaden, Germany to Elisabeth and Erich Haub he became one of the most successful German business entrepreneurs building The Tengelmann Group into an international retail empire spanning Europe and North America, including The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company (A&P).

After graduating high school, he completed his retail apprenticeship and then entered a traineeship program in North America in the early 1950s where he fell in love with the country while working at several prominent food retailers in Chicago and Los Angeles and for an import-export company in Cuba. Following his return home, he studied at the University of Hamburg under famous economist Prof. Karl Schiller and graduated from the University of Mainz with a degree in economics. But more importantly than his degree, he met his future wife and love of his life, Helga, while studying in Hamburg and they got married in 1958. They were blessed with three boys, Karl-Erivan, Georg and Christian, who were all born in Tacoma, Washington and cemented his lifelong love for America.

Erivan entered the family business in Germany in 1963 and following the death of his uncle in 1969, he assumed the leadership of the Tengelmann Group in the fourth generation, and immediately began to expand the company, which at this point was a mid-sized food retail business operating just in Germany. He skillfully grew the company by acquiring key competitors and launching innovative new concepts to become Germany’s largest supermarket operator. In 1979, he fulfilled his lifelong dream of expanding to America by investing in The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, the country’s oldest supermarket business. He continued to diversify The Tengelmann Group expanding his food retail business across Europe, investing into home improvement retail enterprise OBI in Germany and launching the clothing discount retailer KiK. After the fall of the Berlin Wall he entered new markets in eastern Europe, fueling the company’s growth culminating in The Tengelmann Group becoming one of the largest privately-owned retail companies in the world.

Besides pursuing his business goals, he also was passionate about the environment. Inspired by his mother Elisabeth, who was one of the first environmentalists in Germany in the late 1960’s, he embraced sustainable business practices throughout his business enterprise long before they became mainstream and won numerous awards and recognition for his leadership in this area. He went on to create the world’s first university chair in business and the environment at York University in Toronto, Canada in 1991. Together with his wife he established the Helga Otto Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming in 2004.

In order to strengthen the German-American relationship, he first established the Erivan Karl Haub Executive Conference Center at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia in 1988 followed by the Haub School of Business in 1997. He also became a lead benefactor of the The George C. Marshall International Center in Leesburg, Virginia. For his accomplishments in fostering the German-American friendship he received the Dr. Leo M. Goodman Award by the American Chamber of Commerce in 1996. At Pace University in New York, he helped to establish the Elisabeth Haub School of Law in 2016, to honor his mother and to support their highly regarded environmental law program.

In 2004, the Federal Republic of Germany awarded him the Federal Cross of Merit, Germany’s highest civil award for his lifetime achievements and contributions in business, culture, society and especially for the environment.

At the beginning of the new millennium, Erivan transferred the leadership of The Tengelmann Group to his sons, Karl-Erivan and Christian and took over the role of Chairman of the company’s advisory board. Following his 80th birthday and after 50 years of successful engagement in the retail industry, he retired and retreated into private life.

Erivan Haub was a very generous philanthropist during his life supporting the well-being of his many tens of thousands of employees and embracing many causes in the communities his company served. He was an avid collector of American Western Art, a love he developed during the time he spent on his ranch in Wyoming where he raised a herd of American bison. Together with his family he decided to donate his collection to the Tacoma Art Museum as a sign of gratitude towards the community he first found a home at in America.

He passed away peacefully on his beloved ranch in Pinedale, Wyoming and will be thoroughly missed by all who knew him.

Erivan is survived by his wife, Helga; his son, Karl-Erivan and his wife, Katrin with their children, Viktoria and Erivan; his son, Georg with his children, Robert, Alexander and Sarina; and his son, Christian and his wife, Liliane with their children, Marie-Liliane, Maximilian, Anna-Sophia and Constantin.

Mark Horton

Mark Horton: BUFFALO — Funeral services for Mark Horton, 63, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 15, 2018, at the Harness Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. William Dunlap officiating. Interment will be at the Willow Grove Cemetery with the American Legion and VFW in charge of military graveside honors. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2018 and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 15, 2018, at the funeral home. He died Monday, March 12, 2018, at the Baylor Scott and White Hospital in Waxahachie, Tex. Mr. Horton served in U.S. Army. Harness Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Buffalo VFW Post, the Wounded Warrior Project, or the Disabled American Veterans, in care of Harness Funeral Home, 351 N. Adams, Buffalo WY 82834.