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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:

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

Reveille hears of Holocaust seminar

Reveille Rotary Club will host Lance Jones at its 7 a.m. meeting at the Casper Senior Center. Anyone interested in the club or the topic is welcome to attend.

Jones is an administrator in charge of security and an adjunct instructor at Casper College. He is a career law enforcement officer and administrator and has held the position of chief of police for three agencies. He is also a Holocaust scholar and a museum teacher fellow of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

On March 8, 9 and 10 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. This 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. High school students are particularly encouraged to attend the morning session on Saturday March 10 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 served 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, visit the website or on Facebook.

Monthly veterans ceremony

The Natrona County United Veterans Council and the staff of the Oregon Trail Wyoming Veteran’s Cemetery conduct a monthly memorial service for those known Wyoming veterans who have died since our last memorial service, which was held on January 31 when we honored 98 Wyoming veterans.

This month’s memorial service will be held at noon in the Tom Walsh Chapel at the Oregon Trail Veterans Cemetery. All are welcome to attend.

This memorial service is provided on behalf of a grateful state and nation as an expression of appreciation for the honorable and faithful service rendered by each of these veterans.

The veteran’s name, Wyoming community and branch of service is read at roll call. There is a rifle salute, taps and a flag ceremony.

Caps 4 Kids

The next gathering of people who knit or crochet stocking caps will be from 12:30 or 1 p.m. until as long as your schedule permits at Central Wyoming Senior Center, 1831 East Fourth Street.

This cold weather reminds us that there are ”kids” of all ages who are needing something to wear to keep their heads warm. There is a good selection of yarn to use. Patterns are also available or you may use one of your own design. This is a good time to get together to share and chat with other crafters.

Please call the Senior Center at 265-4678 if you need additional information.

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. Interested quilters are welcome to attend. For more information contact Jan Whitney at 237-7709 or Linda Tackett at 253-0110.

After school at the library

Elementary-age students can work alongside friends to create a Lego masterpiece during the Natrona County Library’s Lego Block Party at 4 p.m. All supplies provided at no cost. Call 577-READ ext. 5 for more information.

Steven T. Seagle is a co-founder of the bi-coastal collective Man of Action Entertainment and a creator of the global franchise “Ben10” on Cartoon Network.

Jared Bush is a director and screenwriter at Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Fried chicken at Elks

Wednesday Night Special at the Casper Elks Lodge is fried chicken 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. Significant others and guests to be accompanied by a member. For more information call 234-4839.

Gold prospectors meet

The Casper Chapter of the Gold Prospectors Association of America will have its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Building, 2211 King Blvd. Enter through the east door. Members and guests are welcome. Please call club president Eric Weaner at 513-259-7902 for more information or visit

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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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