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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., A New Beginning, 500 S. Wolcott, Ste. 200. Douglas: 5 p.m., Converse County Library, conference room 2nd floor, 300 E. Walnut.

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

Free Holocaust seminar begins

From Thursday through Saturday, Casper College and the Natrona County School District will present “Through the Eyes of Many: Experiences in the Holocaust,” a seminar for students and teachers at the high school level, college faculty and students and interested members of the public. Sessions begin at 9 a.m., 1 and 5 p.m., on Thursday and Friday. The seminar is made possible by a grant from the Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES). There is no charge to attend and all sessions will be held in the Wheeler Concert Hall in the Music Building at Casper College, with the exception of a Saturday lecture by Holocaust survivor Inge Auerbacher from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday in the Natrona County High School auditorium. Because of space limitations, tickets are required for that talk, but there is no charge. Tickets are available at under local events or at the Casper College Fine Arts office. High school students are particularly encouraged to attend the morning session on Saturday, which will be led by Danny M. Cohen, a professor at Northwestern University and the founder of the Unsilence Project, an organization which exists to tell the the stories of marginalized people.

Free tax assistance has new location

The Natrona County VITA Program, a United Way of Natrona County initiative, runs Tuesday through Saturday through April 12, 2018. The hours are Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The service is closed Sunday and Monday. The new location is 350 Big Horn in Casper, located off of Poplar Street close to I-25. This is a first come, first serve program, no appointments will be scheduled. Individuals must bring their social security card, photo identification and the appropriate paperwork with them. For a complete listing of required paperwork, please visit the website listed below. The initiative is supported by funding from the Wyoming Free Tax Service and United Way of Natrona County.

If you have any questions, please call (307) 337-7411 during hours of operation or visit the website, www.wyomingfreetax or on Facebook.

PIC/Star Lane

parent teacher

Pathways Innovation Center and Star Lane Center will be having their Parent Teacher Conferences from 4 to 7 p.m., at the school.

Hockey helps

the hungry

Casper Amateur Hockey Club’s annual Hockey Helps the Hungry, supporting the Salvation Army, is at the Casper Ice Arena. The event starts at 5:30 p.m., with a little scrimmage between the 8U’s and some of Casper’s firefighters. Stick around to see who gets bragging rights as Casper Oilers High School teammates become rivals in the annual Kelly Walsh v. Natrona County battle on the ice. Admission to the event is a non-perishable food item or a monetary donation to the Salvation Army. Casper Hockey seniors will also be honored for their time and dedication to the club and the sport of hockey. For more information, contact Diane at (307) 315-0188.

Drumming at UU

The public is invited to attend the Unitarian Universalist Community of Casper services and other events at 1040 West 15th Street, 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 child care and a youth religious exploration program are available.

On Thursdays, March 8 and 22, Brenda Evans will lead a Meditation Drumming Circle from 7 to 8 p.m. No experience is necessary, and world instruments will be available to share during this free and free-flowing drumming circle.

Beekeepers meet

Thinking about become a beekeeper? Or you already have hives? Join others to learn about bees and meet area beekeepers. Natrona County Beekeepers Association will meet at 7 p.m., in the basement of the College Heights Baptist Church, 600 West 21st Street.


owners gather

Individuals with access to a Corvette are invited to attend the monthly meeting of Central Wyoming Corvettes at 7 p.m., at the Holiday Inn, 721 Granite Peak Dr. To learn more, visit the web page and find us on Facebook.

Reserve for

Saturday Forum

“Wyoming’s Economy and its Future,” will be the topic presented by Cheyenne community leader, former legislator and Democratic candidate for governor, Mary Throne, JD, at the Saturday luncheon meeting of the Democratic Women’s Forum at the Ramkota Hotel.

Throne was born in Gillette and grew up on a ranch on Wild Horse Creek. She moved to Cheyenne to work as assistant attorney general from 1992-1999, and then was in private law practice.

Democratic Women’s Forum meetings are open to all persons interested in attending, regardless of gender. Buffet luncheon is served in the Ramkota’s dining room at noon for $15 including tax and gratuity. Reservations are expected by Thursday morning by calling Cherie at 265-6597.

Cemetery tree removal, free firewood

On Thursday, tree companies will begin removing dead and hazardous trees throughout Highland Cemetery. For the safety of all visitors, sections of the cemetery will be closed. The closures will be temporary and will change daily during the removal which is expected to take two weeks. A total of 46 trees are scheduled to be removed.

City crews will be hauling those trees suitable for firewood to a marked location near the cemetery main office and the wood will be available free of charge while supplies last. Those interested in collecting firewood must fill out a waiver before loading and hauling. Waivers will be available at the cemetery office (1860 East 12th Street) and at the Casper Service Center (1800 E K Street). The cemetery office will have extended hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday from March 8 to March 23. The Casper Service Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For questions or additional information, contact the cemetery office at 235-8317.

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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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