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Wednesday

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., 1124 Elma, Imitate the Image Church; 5:30 p.m., 328 E. A; 7 p.m., 500 S. Wolcott, closed; 7 p.m., 520 CY; 8 p.m., 328-1/2 E. A; 8 p.m., 328 E. A; 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., 302 E. 2nd St., First Methodist Church, east door, downstairs room 12.

Narcotics Anonymous: Noon, 500 S. Wolcott, 12-24 Club; 7 p.m., 15th and Melrose, at the church. Web site: http://www.urmrna.org.

TOPS #162, weight loss support, 8:30 a.m., 1868 S. Poplar.

Reveille hears physical therapist

Reveille Rotary Cub meets at 7 a.m., at the Casper Senior Center. The speaker is Kathy Blair, PT, DPT, OCS. She is the physical therapist owner of Wind City, Hands On and High Country Physical Therapy. She grew up outside of NYC and was an avid varsity runner in high school and in college and still is active locally with running and cycling events. She migrated to the West in 1994 and has made her home in Casper since then. Her vision and commitment to her patients has allowed her to expand into five facilities between Casper, Cheyenne and Laramie. Anyone who may be interested is welcome to attend the program.

Ashes at St. Mark’s

Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the 40 days of Lent, will be observed at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 7th and Wolcott, with two services.

Imposition of ashes and Holy Eucharist are scheduled at 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Starting Wednesday, Feb. 21, the schedule during Lent includes the traditional soup supper at 6 p.m.,followed by Lenten study.

For further information, the church office at 234-0831 or check St. Mark’s website.

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.wyomingfreetaxservice.org or on Facebook.

Quilts of Valor

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. Quilters who are interested are welcome to attend. For more information contact Jan Whitney, 237-7709 or Linda Tackett, 253-0110.

Downloading eBooks

The Natrona County Library will offer a Downloading eBooks with Cloud Library class from 2 to 4 p.m. Library staff will show patrons how to download eBooks for free with Cloud Library’s mobile app. Call 577-READ x2 or email reference@natronacountylibrary.org for more information.

After school at

the library

The Natrona County Library will host a Valentine’s Day craft program for elementary-age students at 4 p.m. Using wood dowels, pipe cleaners, and beads, students will make wands complete with beaded heart-shaped toppers and ribbon. All supplies provided at no cost. Call 577.READ x5 for more information.

Chicken fried steak

at Elks

Wednesday Night Special at the Casper Elks Lodge is chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes, green beans and corn. All you can eat for $7. Children 5 to 12 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. All proceeds go to Elks charities.

Ash Wednesday at Christ Episcopal

Begin your Lenten journey with the Ash Wednesday liturgy with Imposition of Ashes at 6 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 415 W. Cedar in Glenrock. For info, call the church at 436-8804. The Episcopal Church welcomes you.

Services at Our Saviour’s Lutheran

Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent, the season of repentance and preparation before Easter. This year, Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 318 E. Sixth St., will hold worship at noon and 7 p.m., with the imposition of ashes and Holy Communion at both services. All are welcome at the powerful worship experience.

CC Art Club

hosts fundraiser

The Casper College Art Club is raising money for a trip to New York City. Diners from 4 to 9 p.m., at Racca’s may contribute 15 percent of their ticket to the cause. Roses will be sold by club members and there will be a donation jar as well. To RSVP for dinner on Tuesday, use the link

Services at CUMC

Christ United Methodist Church cordially invites the community to attend an Ash Wednesday Service at 5 p.m., at 1868 S. Poplar. The following Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 5 p.m., there will be a study, Half Truths, by Adam Hamilton. This will be a six-week biblical journey into Christian cliches that may have been heard and accepted but are not found in the Bible. All are welcome to share in great discussions. The book may be purchased for $14 on site. For more information, please call Rev. Dan Odell at 234-6371.

Archaeologists hear of herders

The monthly meeting of the Casper Chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will be held at 7 p.m., 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. Spencer Pelton from Laramie will be the guest speaker. His presentation is entitled: A Thermoregulatory Perspective on Global Human Dispersal. Pelton’s research is based on ethnoarchaeological research of Mongolian Dukha reindeer herders and archaeological research of the Folsom archaeological record. Visitors and potential new members are welcome. Please contact Mavis Greer, Chapter President, at mavis@greerservices.com if you have any questions.

All That Jazz hosts love stinks party

Don’t have a date this Valentine’s Day? Have a great night out regardless, as All That Jazz presents it’s Love Stinks Valentine’s Day Party from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., with free admission. Come hang with friends, meet some new ones and get ready to hit the dance floor to DJ Dynamic Sound and Lighting. The exclusive drink special for the evening is “The Whipped Heart.”

Deadline for

FFA grants

WY FFA chapters in search of funding for their next animal science lab, community garden or other noteworthy agricultural project, take note.

Tractor Supply Company stores in Wyoming have launched their third annual Grants for Growing campaign, a competitive grant program designed to support local FFA chapters in Wyoming that want to make a difference in their communities through sustainable agriculture-focused projects.

To qualify for a grant, FFA advisors should visit www.FFA.org/grantsforgrowing and submit an application by Wednesday. The submission process requires entrants to provide a detailed proposal, including how they will start, maintain or expand on a project that will benefit their communities.

Grants, which are awarded to chapters in the spring, have a value between $500 and $5,000.

Since 2016, Grants for Growing has raised more than $1.4 million for the National FFA Organization, including a record setting $731,000 in 2017. In total, the initiative has funded 692 grants supporting projects involving 69,134 students.

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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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