Thanksgiving at

St. Mark’s

Thanksgiving Day services at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 7th and Wolcott, will be held at 10 a.m. St. Mark’s will host its traditional festive Thanksgiving dinner at 2 p.m. in the parish hall. The main course of turkey will be provided. Those planning to attend, if able, are asked to bring a side dish to share. All are welcome. For further information, call the church office, 234-0831.

Thursday support meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous: 6:30 a.m., 917 N. Beech; 8:30 a.m., 500 S. Wolcott; 10 a.m., 328 E. A; noon, 500 S. Wolcott; 2 p.m., 917 N. Beech; 5:30 p.m., 328 E. A; 7 p.m., 500 S. Wolcott, closed; 8 p.m., 328 E. A; 8 p.m., 4600 S. Poplar, closed; 8 p.m., 917 N. Beech. Douglas: 7:30 p.m., 628 E. Richards (upstairs in back). Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are open. Casper info: 266-9578; Douglas info: (307) 351-1688.

Al-Anon: 7 p.m., 500 S. Wolcott, Ste. 200. Douglas: 5 p.m., Congregational United Church, 405 N. 6th St.

Narcotics Anonymous: Noon, 500 S. Wolcott, 12-24 Club; 8 p.m., 4700 S. Poplar (church basement). Web site: http://www.urmrna.org.

Thanksgiving

Turkey Trot

Start off Thanksgiving by joining the Windy City Striders for a Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5K Fun Run/Walk at the Tate Pumphouse to benefit Wyoming Food for Thought and the Casper Humane Society. Entry fee is a can of nonperishable food, canned fruits, canned vegetables, soups and/or a can/bag of dog or cat food. The Humane Society is requesting Iams brand dry dog food, Purina Cat Chow dry cat food, or canned wet dog food. Your donations to these two charities will be greatly appreciated. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with the race starting at 9 a.m. For additional information, email windycitystriders@gmail.com.

No trash collection Thursday

The City of Casper’s garbage collection schedule will be interrupted by the Thanksgiving holiday. All residents on the City’s Thursday sanitation route will be serviced on Friday and residents on the City’s Friday route will be serviced on Saturday. Residents should have their dumpsters placed on the street next to the sidewalk curb by 7 a.m.

The City of Casper Regional Solid Waste Facility (a.k.a. Balefill) will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Although city offices will be closed on Friday, the Solid Waste Facility will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Residents are also reminded to “Cease the Grease” and dispose of cooking oil from turkey fryers properly. Cooking oil from fryers should be cooled, poured into a sealable container and taken to the Special Waste and Diversion Facility located across the street from the landfill. The facility will be open Friday and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cooking oil disposal is free of charge. Other grease and fats from cooking should be poured into a container, allowed to cool, and when solidified, thrown into the trash.

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Community News Editor

Sally Ann Shurmur arrived at the Star-Tribune to cover sports two weeks after graduating from the University of Wyoming and now serves as community news editor. She was raised in Laramie and is a passionate fan of Cowboys football, food and family.

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