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MARRIAGES

CASPER — These licenses were issued in Natrona County and released by the County Clerk’s office.

Jessica V. Laws and Ashley Marie Bricker

Michael Ernest Strother and Kristin Reid

James Leonard Eck and Theresa Lynn Tharp

William Henry George Michaelis and Katie Davida Kiever

Ronald Joseph Goggles and Taleah Joyce Medicine Cloud

Kelly Eugene Berezay and Michele Myers

Daniel Emery Claycomb and Heather Nicole Snead

Jerry Robin Knight and Kelli Lynn Cruickshank

Kelly John Timberman and Shannon Nicole Luger

Landan Atmos Fear and Jasminelus Gould DIVORCES

CASPER — These were granted (made final) in Natrona County and released by the Clerk of District Court’s office.

Michelle L. Sydow v. Russell L. Sydow

Tracey Lee Fuller v. Archie Lee Fuller

Richard Lee Portz v. LeAnn Marie Portz

Erin Patrick O’Brien v. Clarissa Leanne Chadsey O’Brien

Virginia Ann Wharton v. Jeffrey William Wharton

Heather Marie Smith v. Kenan Jon Smith

Sarah Jean Michaels v. Peter Timothy Spies

Greta Hinderliter v. Frank Hinderliter

Matisson Lana Whittern v. Codi Layne Whittern

BIRTHS

CASPER — These were recorded at Wyoming Medical Center. The Star-Tribune prints all births that occur at Wyoming Medical Center, released by the hospital with consent of the mother; as well as home births, and births that may take place outside of Casper to Casper and Glenrock residents because of military deployment, medical reasons or temporary employment. In the case of unmarried parents, a paternity form must be on file at the hospital for the father to be listed.

March 29, 2018

Boy, Kaiden Michael, to Amber Wayland and David O’Brien of Casper

April 2, 2018

Boy, Rex Thomas, to Chelsea and Brent Phillips of Casper

Boy, Liam Lee Charles, to Cathron Thompson and Drew Fordyce of Casper

Girl, Ryleigh June, to Jade Downs and Ryan Minton of Casper

Girl, Mia Victoria, to Mariya and Daniel Krueger of Casper

Boy, Lincoln Jack, to Meeka Mendoza and Forest Mock of Casper

April 4, 2018

Girl, Ayana Royal, to Sophia Lujan and LaMarcus Eckley of Casper

Boy, Andrew Joseph, to Sarah and Jared Fehringer of Casper

Girl, Ruth Elizabeth, to Erin and Micah Christensen of Casper

April 5, 2018

Girl, Paislee Jean, to Anna and Justin Hathaway of Casper

Girl, McKinley Ray, to Jessica and Tobias Johnson of Casper

April 6, 2018

Boy, Noah Leonardo, to M. Fernanda De La Vega and Daniel Artega of Casper


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Horseheads need host families

The Casper Horseheads Baseball Club is looking for host families for players during the summer months. All the college-age players need is a safe place to stay while in town (approximately 35 days during the summer between May 20 and August 15). Host families receive free season tickets, discounts on food and merchandise at Horseheads games and more. Please contact Mayra Heeman at 233-4400 or Mayra@casperhorseheads.com to become a host family.

Thanks to WCF

Joshua’s Storehouse would like to thank the Wyoming Community Foundation for its generous grant. It is through organizations like this that Joshua’s is able to give a “helping hand up” and to continue serving the residents of Natrona County.

Vertical gardening party April 21

The Wyoming Plant Company is offering a garden party project on vertical gardens. Vertical gardening means to grow plants on walls and other vertical structures. The party will be held at the Wyoming Plant Company Garden Center 358 S. Ash St., at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 21. Party goers will plant succulents that grow vertically as living art. All supplies are included in the $35 fee. Seating is limited. To reserve your seat stop by, go to our Facebook page “Wyoming Plant Company” or call 262-2963.

Better Breathers April 26

The next Better Breathers support group will meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at the Nerd Health and Wellness Center at Wyoming Medical Center.

The topic for April will be “Planning for Life Changes.” Advanced directives? Living will? POLST? Palliative care? Hospice? Rachel McPherson and Janeira Hart, RN, will be here from Hospice to answer all your questions.

Designed by the American Lung Association, the Better Breathers is a support group for patients with chronic lung diseases and their caregivers. It offers tools and encouragement for managing COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, asthma, lung cancer and other chronic lung disorders. It is locally facilitated by the NERD Health and Wellness Center.

The Better Breathers meets on the fourth Thursday of every month and offers presentations on exercise, breathing techniques, supplemental oxygen and general medication education, among other topics. For questions or to sign up call 577- 2931.

Thrift shop open

The First United Methodist Thrift Shop has completed its winter-spring change over, featuring new and gently used clothing for men, women and children. Also available is a nice selection of kitchen items, including blue ware, crystal bowls, steins, wall art and much, much more.

The shop has extended its hours to 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and 10 a. m. to 2 p m. on Saturdays. Donations may be dropped off during store hours at 611 W. Collins Drive.

The thrift shop is staffed by volunteers from the United Methodist Church, both men and women. Call 234-6611 for more information.

Hospice hosts thank you barbecue

On May 4, Central Wyoming Hospice Program will celebrating the success of a two-year turn-around. In an effort to thank all those responsible — staff, volunteers, board and community — CWHP will be hosting an open house and barbecue from 5 to 7 p.m. to highlight all the positive changes they brought.

Two years ago, Central Wyoming Hospice Program sent out a letter to the community asking for help to keep its doors open. Rising healthcare costs and reductions in Medicare payments meant that CWHP was facing dire financial difficulties.

Through hard work of staff and support of the community, the only non-profit hospice in Natrona and Converse county is not only surviving, but thriving. Growth of core services and the introduction of new programs will ensure that hospice will continue to be available to all in the community.

Plant sale May 19

The Master Gardener Annual Plant Sale will be held May 19, 2018 starting at 8 a.m. at the Agricultural Resource and Learning Center.

Seedling vegetable and herb plants grown in the greenhouse by Master Gardeners will be for sale. A large variety of indoor and outdoor plants will also be sold.

Plant donations are being accepted. You can dig them and bring them to the Agriculture Resource and Learning Center, or call Ivy at 797-2977, Ray at 797-2825 or the Master Gardener Office at 235-9400 to make an appointment for pickup or help digging.

Scarves for Special Olympics

The scarf color has been chosen for the Special Olympics Wyoming Winter Games in Jackson in February 2019. All knitters and crocheters are encouraged to send a scarf in any single or mixed neon color and black. Scarves should measure approximately 6 inches wide by 60 inches long but may be any pattern of the crafter’s choice. Scarves need to be received in Jackson by Jan. 25, 2019. Please mail completed scarves to Special Olympics Wyoming, Attn: Scarf Project 2019, P.O. Box 624, Jackson, WY 83001.

12-24 Club gets big grant

The 12-24 Club Inc. has received a $60,000 McMurry Foundation grant to support its operational needs for 2018.

The 12-24 Club Inc. is a 501 c (3) non-profit organization that has served Central Wyoming for over 25 years. The 12-24 Club is a community resource built around recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. They strive to provide a safe, anonymous environment to groups and individuals seeking recovery, with an attitude of fellowship.

For more information about the 12-24 Club call 237-8035 or visit www.1224club.org.

Seeking children’s books

Helping a child enjoy reading is very important to many families who visit the Holy Cross Center in search of nutritious food to supplement their diets. The center seeks children’s books to make available to families. If you have good children’s books, please drop them at Dave’s Darts at 601 E. 2nd Street. Please do not donate adult books. Your gifts will be greatly appreciated. For more information contact Joe at 577-1041.

Women build for Habitat May 5

For the 11th year, Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s are engaging women nationwide to work together to build Habitat homes during this year’s National Women Build Week from May 5-13. In preparation for the build week, the Natrona County Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s are asking women to get involved by signing up to volunteer and build in Casper on Saturday, May 5.

Local volunteers will work on two homes at Harris Crossing at the intersection of Amherst and Shumway in Casper on May 5. Call 234-1348 to register or visit www.heartofwyoming.org to learn more.

Free QPR for Christian community

“J.R.’s Hunt for Life” in partnership with Restoration Church and the Natrona County Suicide Prevention Task Force offers free QPR training for the Christian community at 2 p.m. on April 28, 2018, at 411 South Walsh in the main church sanctuary at Restoration. The agenda consists of a short word of introduction, the QPR training and a question-and-answer segment after the training. Everyone can benefit from this training, the industry’s leading approach to suicide prevention and an excellent way for individuals and organizations to help empower their communities to effectively intervene on behalf of suicidal and in-crisis people. You will receive help with recognizing depression and other mental illnesses and life issues that may lead to suicidal ideations, as well as practical hands-on training. No registration is necessary for you to come learn how to save a life. Contact Jenny Hunter jlh35@hotmail.com for information.

Meals on Wheels needs volunteer drivers

Meals On Wheels needs meal delivery volunteers. Volunteers must have a valid drivers licenses and proof of automobile insurance. After training, each volunteer delivers a meal route, once weekly Monday through Friday. Routes go out anytime between the hours of 10 a.m. and noon. Each route takes about an hour. A volunteer can easily deliver during a lunch hour. Meal deliveries are made to senior and homebound citizens who are unable to prepare meals or to grocery shop for themselves. If you are unable to commit to an assigned day each week, substitute volunteer drivers are needed. As a substitute driver, you fill in whenever you are available. If interested call 265-8659 to make arrangements for training.

WMC needs specific volunteers

Do you enjoy helping others and have a warm personality? The Wyoming Medical Center is looking for volunteers to assist at the Information Desk on the Operating Room and Intensive Care Unit. Volunteer duties include tracking for families of patients to provide surgical updates and escorting patients and families. Volunteers are needed Monday through Friday for three or four-hour shifts, from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. To become a volunteer at Wyoming Medical Center contact Lisa Johnson, volunteer coordinator, at 577-2794 or lnjohnson@wyomingmedicalcenter.org.

Donate to hospice boutique

Memory Lane Boutique, located in the admin building of Central Wyoming Hospice, is welcoming donations of gently used jewelry, art, housewares, purses, quilts, toys, games, etc. Items may be dropped off at 319 S. Wilson St., between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. All donation proceeds go towards supporting Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions.

Troopers seek HOF nominees

The Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps Hall of Fame (HOF) annually recognizes individuals for distinguished service, contributing to the health, growth and advancement of the Troopers.

First presented in 2011, this is the most prestigious honor given by the Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps to its former members, administrators, instructional staff, volunteers and significant supporters.

Anybody may nominate an individual for consideration to the HOF.

The Troopers Alumni Association Committee selects the final HOF honorees annually from the list of nominees, subject to review and final approval by the Troopers Board of Directors.

The Troopers will induct the new 2018 Troop HOF member(s) at a special ceremony in Casper on July 12 or 13, 2018.

The HOF has four categories of members: marching member with at least three competitive seasons, administration/staff, volunteer and special achievement.

The deadline for submission is April 30, 2018. Send nominations to troopersalumni@gmail.com. For more information or for questions call Tony Monterastelli at 773-852-2234.

Gallery says thanks

ART321 would like to thank all artists, volunteers, donors and community members who have been involved in the great team effort behind the success of Art 321. If you have submitted work to a show, offered artwork for sale in our gift shop, donated operating funds, volunteered to help hang a gallery show, worked on a committee or at our front desk; if you have attended an opening reception or art walk or purchased a work of art, thank you for your support.

Quilts of Valor Wednesday

The Crossroads Quilters chapter of the Quilts of Valor Foundation will be meeting weekly from 1 to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Central Wyoming Senior Services center, 1831 East 4th St., in the activity room. Interested quilters are welcome to attend. For more information contact Jan Whitney at 237-7709 or Linda Tackett at 253-0110.

Suicide prevention training

Suicide prevention training, QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) conducted by a trainer from the Prevention Management Organization, will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 24 (register by April 19) at Christ Episcopal Church, 415 W. Cedar in Glenrock. The training is open to everyone age 16 and older. There is no charge but please register in advance by calling Leigh at 258-2524.

Joshua’s invites board applications

Joshua’s Storehouse seeks new board members. Those interested in setting policy and raising funds to provide nutritious food to families and individuals in need, as well as household furnishings at an affordable cost, are asked to submit a letter of interest to Board President Audrey Cotherman at Joshua’s Storehouse, 334 S. Wolcott St. Joshua’s prefers experienced board members or those willing to learn the fiscal and policy-making responsibilities of a board member.

Make-A-Wish Wyoming welcomes volunteers

Make-A-Wish Wyoming is looking for volunteers to support its mission of granting a wish to every Wyoming child with a life-threatening medical condition.

Volunteer wish granters are specially trained to work directly with children and their families to determine the child’s true wish and then help plan, create and fulfill that wish. The opportunity is flexible and allows volunteers to give time based on their own schedules. Help provide hope, strength and joy to children and families in your community when it’s needed most.

The organization is also looking for people who are interested in helping with community events designed to raise funds and awareness.

To learn more about these volunteer opportunities and others, or to refer a child to the program call 307-234-9474, email mburton@wyoming.wish.org or visit wyoming.wish.org.

Fleece blanket project

The Fleece Blanket Project meets on the third Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at First Christian Church, 520 CY Ave. Everyone is welcome to come for an hour or two, or for the entire time.

The blankets are fringed and tied so people who can cut and tie are needed. If you haven’t tied a blanket before, someone can show you how.

The blankets that are made are given to people in need of comfort and warmth. Blankets have been given to people who are homeless, to those who are struggling, and to people who need to know that someone cares about them.

Donations of fleece are welcome as two yards each of printed and solid color fleece are used per blanket. If you have any questions, please call First Christian Church at 234-8964 or email Debbie Mestas at debmestas@gmail.com.

Disabled vets need volunteer drivers

The Disabled American Veterans need volunteer drivers to take veterans to their medical appointment at the VA hospital in Cheyenne. The volunteer driver will transport them in a VA vehicle. If you are interested please call the DAV transportation office in Cheyenne at 307-778-7577 for further information.


Obituaries
Bo Quiver

Bo Quiver: BOULDER FLATS — Funeral services for Bo Quiver, 36, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at the Blue Sky Hall in Ethete. Burial will follow at the Yellow Calf Cemetery. Visitation will be at 5 p.m. today, April 16, 2018, at the Blue Sky Hall. He died Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Hudson’s Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.


Obituaries
Connie Rae Bromwich

Connie Rae Bromwich: GRANGER — Following cremation no services for Connie Rae Bromwich, 65, will be held. She died Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at her home.


Obituaries
Michael Anthony Taggart

Michael Anthony Taggart: CASPER — Funeral services for Michael Anthony Taggart, 37, will be held Tuesday afternoon, April 17, 2018, at the Rock of Ages Church, 956 N. Poplar St. with Pastor Gerald Evenson officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today, April 16, 2018, at Bustard’s Funeral Home. He died Wednesday, April 11, 2018, outside of Hobbs, New Mexico. Bustard’s Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.