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Tracy Ann Hunt

Casper, Wyoming / September 10, 1960—November 10, 2017

Tracy Ann Hunt, 57, passed away on Friday, November 10, 2017 at Central Wyoming Hospice surrounded by her family and friends after a courageous battle with Colon Cancer.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, November 14, at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church. A reception will immediately follow. A private graveside service will take place at 3:00 P.M. at Highland Cemetery.

Tracy was born September 10, 1960 in Torrington to Harold and Donna Bolger. The family moved to Casper shortly after Tracy’s birth.

She graduated from Kelly Walsh High School in 1978. On September 17, 1983, Tracy married her high school sweetheart, William Hunt.

Tracy was a wonderful, wife, sister, homemaker, mother and grandmother. She welcomed everyone into her home including those with four legs and a tail. Passionate about rescuing animals was one of Tracy’s greatest accomplishments. She helped save the Casper Humane Society when it was at risk of closing.

A life-long member of the Lutheran faith, Tracy devoted herself to God and was happiest when she could be of service to others. She devoted much of her life working as a secretary for St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church and at many other service related establishments.

Tracy is survived by her husband, Bill; a daughter, Rikki Clark (Mitch) and their daughter’s Kellan and Everleigh; two sisters, Connie Harvell and Mindy Carter; a brother, Gerry Bolger (Debbie); as well as numerous, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and nephew, Joshua Harvell.

Donations can be made to Casper Humane Society, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Rocky Mountain Oncology, or Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions.

Thomas Lee “Tom” Christy

DOUGLAS -- Funeral services for Thomas Lee “Tom” Christy, 73, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, at Gorman Funeral Homes-Converse Chapel with the Rev. Donnie Holt of the First United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be at the Douglas Park Cemetery with military honors. Family and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, at the funeral home. He died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. Mr. Christy served in the U. S. Army. Gorman Funeral Homes – Converse Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Samuel Mares American Legion Post #8, P.O. Box 1, Douglas, WY 82633.

Town Crier: Family Stuff

Nic sets workshop

Christmas Ornament Workshop for children at the Nicolaysen Art Museum: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (while supplies last), Dec. 16. Ages 3 and up. Free (members) and $5 (non-members) per child/adult duo. This drop-in activity will make one of kind Christmas ornaments using a variety of art materials. Children might get messy so dress accordingly. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The Museum Shop will also be open for holiday shopping opportunities.

UU November events

The public is invited to attend the Unitarian Universalist Community of Casper services and other events at 1040 W. 15th St., just north of the CY Avenue Albertsons. “UU Casper” is a radically-welcoming, doctrine-free church celebrating open hearts and open minds. “UU’s” are people of many beliefs and backgrounds, but who are aligned in the desire to make a difference for the good. Services are Sundays at 10 a.m. and a youth religious exploration program and child care are available.

November 19, Erich Frankland will lead the annual UU Casper “symbolic” Thanksgiving Feast, and on Nov. 26, Debra Park will lead a discussion forum on the November worship theme, “Gratitude.”

On Dec. 3, Rev. Leslie Kee will introduce the December worship theme, “Letting Go/Surrender.”

UU Casper’s weekly coffee talk is held Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and weekly meditation led by Buddhist Stuart Mackenzie is held Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Participants of all events are encouraged to bring cans of soup to donate to Wyoming Food for Thought to fill weekend food bags distributed to local school children. For more information about these events or about Unitarian Universalism, visit, email, visit Facebook, or call Laura at 259-4469.

Drum circle twice a month

Casper Community Drum Circle is pleased to announce that we are beginning our seventh year of music fun for everyone. We meet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturday of each month (Nov. 25, Dec. 9 and 23) at 112 S. Beech, the Kings Corner building. Info: David: 259-0350.

After school at the library

The Natrona County Library will host a gobble gobble craft program for elementary-age students at 4 p.m. on Wednesday. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s the perfect time for Thanksgiving crafts. Using felt, googly eyes, and a glove, students will create turkey glove puppets. All supplies provided at no cost. Call 577.READ x5 for more information.

Primrose Galleria Thursday

Primrose Retirement Community is holding its fifth annual Primrose Galleria from 2 to 7 p.m. on Thursday.

The annual holiday open house and crafts fair allows residents, family and friends an opportunity to do some shopping just in time for the holidays.

The public is invited to shop Casper’s finest artisans and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere that is Primrose.

The after-work crowd is encouraged to stop by after 5 p.m., enjoy wine and cheese while strolling through the gallery of original fine art, handcrafts and baked treats.

Or, beat the crowd, and enjoy early bird shopping, starting at 2 p.m. Admission is free and the fair is open to the public. Door prizes, over 30 unique vendors and Christmas carols will fill the day with holiday cheer.

The Galleria will be held at Primrose Retirement Community, 1865 S. Beverly. For more information, call 266-4800.

Teen Harry Potter Club

Join an alliance of Harry Potter fans to enjoy all things Harry Potter at 4 p.m., on Thursday at the Natrona County Library’s Teen Harry Potter Club, open to teens in grades 7-12. This month fans will create recipes straight out of the Harry Potter series. Enjoy butter beer, cauldron cakes, pumpkin pasties, and even some sweets from Honeydukes. The Teen Harry Potter Club meets the third Thursday of every month and new members are always welcome. Call 577.READ x101 for more information.

Holiday Extravaganza Saturday

The Beautiful Feet Dancers present the second annual Holiday Extravaganza from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Beautiful Feet Dance Studios, 2115 E. 12th St., south of Tacos Mexico and Dollar Tree in Beverly Plaza. Admission is free. There will be prizes, amazing vendors and food.

Family Lego Club

The Natrona County Library’s Family LEGO Club will meet at 1 p.m., on Saturday. Family Legp Club is a great way to have fun, relax, and spend time together, making this the perfect family activity. The Library will supply a large amount of Legos and ideas of what can be created. Family Lego Club is held the third Saturday of every month. No registration required, open to all ages, new members always welcome. Call 577.READ x2 for more information.

Afternoon Book Club

An afternoon book discussion, sponsored by the Natrona County Library, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Metro Coffee Co. Participants will discuss “Ender’s Game” by Orson Scott Card. The group is open to teens in grades 7-8, and new members are always welcome. Participants receive a free drink, courtesy of the Friends of the Library. To participate, pick up a copy of “Ender’s Game” in the Teen Zone. Call 577.READ x101 for more information.

Teddy Bear Tea Nov. 26

As a “sneak peek” to the Special Olympics Wyoming Festival of Trees, The Teddy Bear Tea from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 26, at the Industrial Building is an afternoon to bring children together to visit with Santa Claus, add a new teddy bear to the “Teddy Bear Tree,” enjoy strolling through the decorated trees, enjoy refreshments and vote for the favorite tree. Having your picture with Santa completes a truly unique family holiday outing. Admission is one new teddy bear per family.

Casper Dance club meets weekly

The Casper Dance Club has classes on Monday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. in the ballroom at the Casper Senior Center, 1831 E. Fourth. This is for beginners and experienced dancers. Fee is $3 and we do two-step, waltz, East and West coast, cha cha, etc.

Share the stars with your kids

So you haven’t been to the Casper Planetarium since you were a kid? Come see how things have changed. Our 360-degree multi-media system makes each show an animated and immersive experience. Shows average about 45 minutes, but plan to spend some time before or after looking at our interactive science exhibits in the lobby, too. We recommend kids be at least 7 to attend our shows. Each show is just $3 per person (cash or check only, please).

Fall schedule (through Dec. 11):

“Stars:” Discover the beauty and destructive potential of these galactic powerhouses. Tuesday through Friday at 4:15 p.m.

“Sunstruck:” The sun fuels our planet but also threatens some of our 21st century technology. Saturdays at 7 p.m (except for the first Saturday of each month).

“Eclipse: The Sun Revealed:” The history, science, and experience of a total solar eclipse. Saturdays at 8 p.m.

“Totally Live:” A live tour of the current night skies, featuring stars, planets, and stories of the constellations. The first Saturday of each month at 7 p.m.

Yellowstone in old photos at trails

Experience William Henry Jackson’s 1871 Yellowstone exploration at the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center through Nov. 25 during the free art exhibit, “Let Wonderland Tell Its Story: William Henry Jackson’s 1871 Alberttypes.”

A year before the declaration of America’s first national park, a geological survey led by Ferdinand Hayden headed west accompanied by the owner of Jackson Brothers Photographers in Omaha, Nebraska. William Henry Jackson, an avid artist from boyhood, eventually spent years accompanying Hayden’s explorations of the west. His collection of Yellowstone images in 1871 was especially beneficial, as it helped solidify the importance of protecting the nation’s wondrous landscapes.

Photographer and collection’s owner Lee Silliman, spent 17 years in the back country of Yellowstone where he delved into the history of photographing the park.

A two-month-long temporary exhibit will include on rotation 61 alberttype photos. Four images were captured during a similar trek in 1872, while the rest depict the 1871 exploration. An original W.H. Jackson alberttype print will also be on display.

The exhibit is free and open to the public and will be available from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Art play at the Nic

Art Play is an opportunity for children 2 to 5 plus parent/adult to engage in art exploration and develop important skills. It’s the first Saturday of every month (Nov. 4) from 9 to 10:30 a.m. This program offers age-appropriate materials and projects for young artists. All materials, including aprons, are provided. It’s free for members and $10 for non-members. Adult companions are free. This is a drop-in class.

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

Winter hours at trails

The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center has resumed winter hours, in effect through Memorial Day weekend. Admission to the center is free every day. The center is open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Closed on Mondays and Sundays. For more information, please contact the NHTIC by calling 261-7780.

Eagles breakfast twice a month

Eagles Sunday Breakfast is back at the Casper Eagles Lodge, 306 N. Durbin, from 8 to 10:30 a.m. on the first and last Sunday of the month. All proceeds go to the many Eagles charities. For more information, call 235-5130.

After school at BGCCW

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming (BGCCW) has limitless opportunities for youth. The club will be operating its after-school hours at five sites and two teen sites in Casper. It’s where kids can get homework help, have a safe place to bond with friends and adult mentors and enjoy a healthy snack.

The programming through BGCCW is centered around the three focus areas of academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. The sites located at Journey Elementary, Paradise Valley Elementary, Verda James Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, and the Main Club are open each day after school. The cost to attend is $30 per week, plus a $10 annual membership fee (if applicable). Transportation is available between schools and the Club for a nominal fee.

In addition, teens can attend the Teen Club at Dean Morgan Junior High or at the Main Club. There is no regular fee to attend, however, a $10 annual membership fee applies.

For more information about after school programming, call 234-2456 or go online at

StoryTime: TinyTots

It’s never too early to introduce your baby or toddler to the wonderful world of books and reading. Together you will discover the joy of songs, finger plays, simple books and bouncing rhymes. The Natrona County Library’s StoryTime: TinyTots for babies and toddlers is held each Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at both the Main Library and Mills Branch. In addition to being fun, free outings for children and families, TinyTots instills the joy of reading at a young age and helps prepare children for school. Call 577.READ x5 for more information.


The Natrona County Library’s StoryTime for children ages 3-5 is held each Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Natrona County Library. In addition to being fun, free outings for children and families, StoryTime instills the joy of reading at a young age and helps prepare children for school. Call 577-READ x5 for more information.

Troopers exhibit at fort

Fort Caspar Museum has organized an exhibit to honor one of Casper’s most successful and beloved homegrown efforts, “Troopers: Celebrating 60 Years of the Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps.” This exhibit will be on view until Nov. 3, 2018.

The exhibit will feature instruments, color guard props, uniforms, photographs and memorabilia obtained from the Troopers organization and from past members.

Information is available at 235-8462 or at Fort Caspar Museum is located at 4001 Fort Caspar Road.

Birthday parties at Nic

Have an art-filled birthday party at the Nic. Visit the website to choose from a variety of age-appropriate art projects. To reserve a party date or for more information, please call 235-5247 or email

Brit Floyd at events center

See Brit Floyd Immersion World Tour 2017 at the Casper Events Center on Sunday, November 26 at 8 p.m. Tickets will be available online at, charge by phone at 577-3030 and (800) 442-2256 or in person at the SinclairTix Box Office at the Casper Events Center or at any of the six statewide Sinclair outlets.

The hotly anticipated rock event of the year returns, as Brit Floyd brings the music of Pink Floyd to life once again with its lavish new stage show, “Immersion World Tour 2017.”

Foo Fighters Dec. 10

The Foo Fighters bring their Concrete and Gold U.S. Tour 2017 to the Casper Events Center on Dec. 10. Tickets are on sale at 10 a.m., at, by phone at 1-800-442-2256 or in-person at the SinclairTix Box Office at the Casper Events Center, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Moscow Ballet ‘Nutcracker’ returns

The Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will return to Casper at 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Casper Events Center. Tickets are on sale now.

Tickets start at $28. Single tickets are available at ,, by phone at 800-442-2256, or by visiting the Casper Events Center Box Office, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Platinum Experience tickets feature artist meet and greet and branded gift items; Gold Circle gift packages include branded gift items. Groups of 10 or more and Girl Scout troops receive discounts by calling 800-320-1733. Discounts for seniors 65-plus, active and inactive armed servicemembers and motorclub members are available at

Donald Alvan Harris

Casper, Wyoming / October 28, 1931 – November 17, 2017

Donald Alvan Harris passed away peacefully Friday at Shepherd of the Valley. Don was the second son of Alvan and Ruth Harris. He was born October 28, 1931 in Cheyenne, Wyoming where he attended school thru seventh grade. Don moved with his older brother Glenn and parents to Casper where he continued his education and graduated from Natrona County High School in 1949. He attended George Washington University in 1949-50 while his Father, Alvan, served as an aide to Senator Hayes in Washington, D.C. He returned to Wyoming and attended the University of Wyoming until early spring 1954. Being that communication is not what it is today, he did not find out that he had met all the requirements to graduate until that fall. He did not return to UW until the fall of 1970 and graduated with a BS in Accounting and passed the exam to become a Certified Public Accountant, in the first sitting, in the spring of 1971.

Don had the typical childhood jobs: paperboy for the Cheyenne Tribune-Eagle, babysitting, lawn work, and stock boy for the Casper Commissary. He started his professional career in Washington, D.C. as a Statistical Clerk for Equitable Life Insurance Company. While at UW he was a “Food Hasher” for Fraternity, Sorority, and Student Union Food Service’s. He also started his life-long commitment to “Service above Self,” earning his credentials as an American Red Cross Lifeguard, Water Safety Instructor, and eventually, Adaptive Aquatic Instructor. Upon leaving UW in 1954, he worked for a year inspecting and writing summaries for new insurance customers. In spring 1955 he was hired by Casper Lumber Company and reached the position of Accountant and Credit Manager. After turning down the opportunity to take over the lumber company, Don went back to UW to finish his degree and start his own business as a Certified Public Accountant. His business went thru various transformations from 1971 until he retired in 2010.

Don was preceded in death by his brother, Glenn R. Harris of Powell; parents, Alvan and Ruth Harris of Cheyenne; and his first wife, Jeannie Geraldine (Stump) Harris of Glenrock.

Those surviving are wife, Hallie J. Harris of Casper; sons, James, Dave, and Ken Harris of Casper; step-daughter, Colleen Carol (Clardy) Dalton of Everett, WA; grandchildren, Jamie Suazo of Silverdale, WA, Randi Cook of Bonnie Lake, WA, Troy Patrick Harris of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Jeanne, Kristin, and Guy Harris of Casper, and Lori Harris of Scobey, Montana; and thirteen great-grandchildren.

The First United Methodist Church of Cheyenne, and later, “Charter Member” of Christ Methodist Church, and finally First United Methodist Church of Casper provided Don with a cornerstone for his life of service. He served in many areas of the church, including Youth Leader, Treasurer, Boy Scouts of America, Lay Leader, and member of United Methodist Men.

Building on the experience he achieved in college and later at the YMCA of Casper, as a Swim Instructor and Lifeguard, Don teamed up with the Creager and Cropsey families to start an Adaptive Aquatic Program for children and adults at the YMCA. After losing his first wife, Jeannie, to cancer, he partnered with the “Y” and founded” Parents Without Partners,” where he met his second wife Hallie. He later moved into positions at the “Y” as Treasurer and President. In 2012, Don was a member of the first group inducted into “The Casper Family YMCA Hall of Fame.”

In 1984, Don became a member of Rotary Club of Casper. Among the many projects “Rotary” has developed over the years, including Rotary Park at Garden Creek Falls, the playground at Mike Lansing Field, statues in downtown Casper, and countless other projects both local and internationally, Don was actively involved. Don and Hallie have received the “Paul Harris Fellow” and “Stan Lowe” awards for contributions to Rotary, both locally and internationally. His most recent project was selling tickets for the annual “Duck Derby” at the Rotary booth during the Beartrap Festival this past August.

Among the sixty-odd trips that Hallie and Don took with Elderhostel/Road Scholar, one trip to Everett, Washington sparked a new organization in Natrona County. Due in part to a Christmas gift of a door and window donated in their honor to Habitat for Humanity, they used the trip to work on a Habitat project. They were so impressed with the organization and the volunteerism they encountered they decided that we needed this force for good in Central Wyoming. Thus, Habitat for Humanity, the Heart of Wyoming, was born. Thirty-three homes and countless volunteer hours later, Don and Hallie were honored this fall with the first “Legacy Award” for their contributions, as well as having the next thirteen house subdivision in Casper named in their honor, “Harris Crossing.”

Don was actively involved in many other organizations throughout his life including: United Way of Natrona County, Meals on Wheels, Holy Cross Food Bank, Casper Centennial Committee, Platte River Parkway, various credit management and consumer credit organizations.

In Lieu of flowers, the family requests that you give a hug to someone who needs one, perform a random act of kindness, have a drink with someone you haven’t seen recently, and donate time and/or money to Habitat for Humanity, Heart of Wyoming; Rotary Foundation, Meals on Wheels, or First United Methodist Church; of Casper.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 10:30 am at the First United Methodist Church with Pastor Brian Oliver officiating. A reception will immediately follow the service at the church. A graveside service will be held in the afternoon at 2 pm at the Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Bustard’s Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 5-7pm.

Bustard’s Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Town Crier: This Just In

Coyotes host military appreciation weekend

The Casper Coyotes are back in town for military appreciation weekend against the Ogden Mustangs. This weekend, there is $5 admission to veterans, active duty, and Gold Star parents with valid military ID.

Puck drops at 7:30 p.m., on Friday and Saturday and 2:45 p.m. on Sunday, all at the Casper Ice Arena.

Sgt. Brandon Rodriquez from Cheyenne, in his dress blues, will sing the National Anthem at each game. The color guard from the American Legion Post #2 will present the flags on the ice.

The “Hunting With Heroes” group, including Colton Sasser and Dan Currah, as well as the “Help A Hero” group will be there with displays, giveaways and info, and the Coyotes will be sharing the weekend proceeds with these fine groups.

Also involved in the weekend festivities is the Casper Mountain Young Marines.

Each game, a special puck drop ceremony will feature a special veteran, or military group.

Each Casper Coyote game also features and honors a “Little Coyote” of the Game, from the Casper Oilers Youth Hockey Program, who is selected to enter the ice, skate around with the big boys, and be introduced on the starting line up with the Casper Coyotes.

Great food from Stuft Gourmet Baked Potatoes is in the house, and a full cash bar provided by Vintage Poplar Wine and Spirits is inside the arena. Food and drink are now allowed in the stands.

Reindeer Relay, Holiday square Sunday

It’s not Christmastime in Casper until Conwell Park glimmers with the light of thousands of bulbs illuminating nearly every tree. This year, the season starts this Sunday with the Holiday Square celebration hosted by the City of Casper, the Angels Cancer Care Program, and the Wyoming Medical Center Foundation.

The event will feature an outdoor patio on Conwell Street with food vendors and free hot cocoa and cookies while supplies last. The event will begin at 4 p.m. with the annual Reindeer Relay. The lighting ceremony will take place at approximately 5 p.m. (attendees should try to be at the park 10 minutes before 5 to ensure they are on time for lighting). Conwell Street from First to Second Street and First Street from Washington to Wilson Street will be closed for the event. Parking is available at the Wyoming Medical Center and the surrounding area.

2:30-3:45p.m.: registration for Reindeer Relay in the Conwell Building (2nd & Conwell); 4 p.m., Reindeer Relay begins, food vendors open; 5 p.m., approximate time of Lighting Ceremony, followed by free visits to Santa & Mrs. Claus who are joined by their special helpers, Miss Wyoming Teen USA, Mackenzie Kern and Miss Wyoming USA, Callie Bishop. Free visits with the Ice Princess, Snow Queen and Belle from Dream Upon a Princess; 5:30 p.m., Light Show starts; 7 p.m., Ice Princess, Snow Queen, and Belle depart, and streets are reopened; 8 p.m., Santa Line closes and Santa and Mrs. Claus return to the North Pole.

Twelve Days of Christmas opens Saturday

The 12 Days of Christmas opens for its 44th year at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 1743 E. Yellowstone Highway. Hours will be Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m., through Saturday, Dec. 23.

Shop the 30 different artisans and crafters displaying this year. Enjoy the quilting, fiber arts and jewelry, along with glass antiques and food items.

See crafters from throughout the state displaying their crafts. Enjoy pottery, ornaments, metal art, as well as furniture, soaps, art work and more.

Hockey players sell wreaths

Casper Amateur Hockey Club’s annual wreath fundraiser is underway. Help support youth hockey and purchase a wreath for $25 each while supplies last. These wreaths are handmade by a family-owned and run operation out of Montana. Not only are they beautiful, but they make great gifts. For more information or to purchase a wreath, please contact your favorite Oiler or Diane at 315-0188.

Troopers sell wreaths

The Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps have freshly made evergreen Christmas wreaths available for sale. These wreaths are $30 and will be delivered to your doorstep between Nov. 29 and Dec. 5. To order one of these wreaths, please call the Trooper office at 472-2141 or Ted Gilbert at 265-2894. The Troopers wish you all a wonderful holiday season.

Christmas gift for Wyoming lovers

For a Christmas gift for those who love Wyoming, PEO is selling Wyoming throws. The 100 percent cotton 4- by 6-foot throw was designed by Casper PEO members and exhibits images of Wyoming in a multi-colored design. All proceeds from the sales support PEO projects to help educate women through grants, loans and scholarships. More than 80,000 women have been recipients of PEO projects. To purchase or order a Wyoming throw, call Becky at 259-3350.

Webinar Sunday

This one-hour monthly webinar is on the topic, “Loving Yourself,” from 2 to 3:10 p.m., on Sunday on webinar via computer or phone, and presented by Cathy Hazel Adams, practitioner multidimensional transformation & energy healing, Matrix Energetics certified practitioner. For full description and to register, go to: and click Classes & Webinars or call 797-9677.

Chamber music by local musicians

The Casper Chamber Music Society presents local musicians Richard Turner, Delores Thornton, Joshua Mietz, Scott Schwab, Susan Stubson, Ben Winckler, Jack Hess, and Christine Hutchings at 4 p.m. Sunday at Shepherd of the Hills Church (Poplar & Wyoming Blvd.). They will be performing a wide variety of chamber music literature spanning from the Baroque to the 20th Century in various chamber ensembles. Tickets are available at the door. Students of all ages are admitted for free, seniors (60+) $8 and adults $10. Season tickets are also available at $35 for seniors and $50 for adults.

Habitat application info Dec. 1

Habitat for Humanity will be taking applications for its home ownership program starting January 2. If you’d like to know more about Habitat for Humanity’s application process, please join us for a brown bag discussion at noon on Friday, Dec. 1 in the Market Square Building at 232 E. 2nd St., Suite 204 on the second floor. No advance registration is required. We’ll discuss what information is needed to apply and answer questions you may have.

For more information or to request an application call 234-1348 or e-mail Kelly Cooper at

Habitat for Humanity Heart of Wyoming is an equal opportunity lender.

Needle Guild Nov. 21

The Casper Needle Guild will meet at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 21, at the Central Wyoming Senior Center, 1831 East 4th Street. Barbara Svensen will teach making scrap thread containers, also known as “ort ports.” For further information and a supply list, please contact Ann Hudson at 265-5510.

Nativity display downtown

A collection of nativities will be on display in downtown Casper from Nov. 25 to Dec. 16 at 118 E. Second St., formerly Ayres Jewelry. The display will be open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on Mondays from 5 to 8 p.m. It will also be open during the Christmas parade on Nov. 25. Stop by as you do your Christmas shopping, and enjoy this lovely Christmas display that the whole family will enjoy. The display is sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Family dance party Nov. 25

Family Dance Party will benefit the Casper Humane Society from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 25, at the Parkway Plaza Hotel. Admission is $1 or one canned pet food item. Cash bar with beer and wine, and snack bar with chips, soda and snacks. DJ service provided by Machelle with Reception Connection.

Fall, food and fun

Join us for fun fall classes at the UW Natrona County Extension Office. Classes still being offered are Soup It Up on Nov. 30 and Gifts-in-a-Jar on Dec. 19. Classes are hands-on and will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the UW Extension Office, 2011 Fairgrounds Rd. The cost is $10 for the Soup class and $15 for Gifts-in-a-Jar. Call Karla at 235-9400 or email for more information or to sign up.

Fireball 500 bowling results

The Fireball 500 Club held its 2017 Turkey Bowl at El Mark-O Lanes on Nov. 11.

Women’s singles: 1. Debbie Carabajal, 784; 2. Renae Berlinger, 764; 3. Julene Lindberg, 749; 4. Bonnie Wamsley, 734; 5. Ann Robinson, 725; 6. Jaime Moler, 708; 7. Zelda Jensen, 707; 8. Maria Whitaker, 662; 9. Lyla Harmon, 643; 10. Donna Morton, 641. Women’s high series: Debbie Carabajal, 708; women’s high game, Bonnie Wamsley, 277.

Men’s singles: 1. Craig Wamsley, 845; 2. Randy Kegler, 812; 3. Jeff Eastlund, 711; 4. Ted Morton, 681; 5. Jerry Bachler, 674; 6. Terry Blakeslee, 673; 7. Willie Moler, 672; 8. Marvin Robinson, 640; 9. Shannon Berlinger, 633; 10. Rod Nation, 589. Men’s high series: Craig Wamsley, 845; men’s high game; Craig Wamsley, 300.

Doubles: Bonnie & Craig Wamsley, 1,522; 2. Jaime & Wilie Moler, 1,491; 3. Vivian Murphy & Julene Lindberg, 1,468; 4. Kay Griswold & Debbie Carabajal, 1,433; 5. Ann & Marvin Robinson, 1,424; 6. Pat Jensen & Bob Brady, 1,379; 7. Renae Berlinger & Shannon Berlinger, 1,318; 8. Zelda Jensen & Jeff Eastlund, 1,297; 9. Marla Whitaker & Randy Kegler, 1,280; 10. Sheryl Schoenwold & Terry Blakeslee.

Car club elects officers

Elections were held at the last meeting of the Oil Capitol Auto Club. Results are president, Rocky Smith; secretary, Mark Milliken; treasurer, Ken Lantta, and newsletter, Jerry Russell. The following donations were made in the last year, $1,000 to Food for Thought, $1,000 to Hunting with Heroes, $500 to American Legion and $5.000 in scholarships for five veterans. These are all because of the Memorial Weekend car show each year.

Book bag sale Dec. 2

The Friends of the Natrona County Public Library Bag Sale is returning on Saturday, Dec. 2. Imagine buying 20 or more paperback books for $3. How about 40 children’s books? What about buying 12 books to use for your grandchildren’s 12 Days of Christmas gifts? Each of these items would fit into a grocery style bag for $3 or into your own bag for $5. Don’t miss out on these great bargains on Dec. 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the public library.

Family gingerbread Dec. 2

The first annual Family Gingerbread Art Competition will be hosted at Crest Hill Elementary School from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2. Families of all shapes and sizes and especially elementary aged children are invited to participate in this fun event.

Gingerbread kits will be provided, as well as graham crackers and candy as extra building supplies. Additionally, cookies donated by the Parkway Plaza and hot chocolate will be available throughout the event. Santa will stop by with candy canes to say hello to the little ones. Creations will be judged at the event, and first place will win $100 while a runner-up wins $50.

Tickets are $25 for a two-person team, and $3 for each additional team member. Seating is limited and there will be no tickets available at the door. Tickets must be purchased by November 29 and are available by calling the office of Wyoming CARES at 237-7035.

The Family Gingerbread Art Competition is a program of Wyoming CARES. Wyoming CARES is a 501©(3) not for profit agency with a mission: to provide assistance to Wyoming residents in need.

For more information, contact the office of Wyoming CARES at 237-7035.

Crafty Kids holiday party

Let the kids have a fun afternoon at the Casper Recreation Center from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2. Kids ages 5 to 12 will get into the holiday spirit by painting a pottery ornament or gift, decorating cookies, drinking hot chocolate and playing games. Registration fee is $18 for non-members or $16 for members and includes the pottery piece and snacks. Finished pottery pieces will have to be fired and picked up the following Friday.

The Casper Recreation Center is always offering a number of programs for youth, adults, and seniors. For further information, please call the Casper Recreation Center at 235-8383, or stop by 1801 E. 4th Street. Online registration is available at

Memory balloon release Dec. 13

“J.R.’s Hunt; for life” suicide survivors grief group will be releasing memory balloons at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 13, at the 12-24 Club, 500 S. Wolcott, second floor. Balloons will be provided as well as markers to write messages on the balloons to our loved ones. As always, this is at no charge to the attendees. We are all survivors helping each other survive.