Town Crier for Sunday, April 24, 2005

2005-04-24T00:00:00Z Town Crier for Sunday, April 24, 2005 Casper Star-Tribune Online
April 24, 2005 12:00 am

TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS ARE FOR SUNDAY APRIL 24

AFTER TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS, PLEASE START CRIER WHERE SATURDAY'S ENDS - THIS DID NOT HAPPEN LAST WEEK SO SAME EXACT STUFF RAN TWO DAYS IN A ROW.

Today's Highlights

Check your closets

Stage III Community Theater will present Lori Madrid's "There's a Monster in My Closet", a children's musical, today. The presentation will be held at the Boys & Girls Club, 1701 E. K St., at 2 p.m. and again at 4 p.m. The play centers around little Joey, a human boy and Mog, a little monster and how children can accept others and play well with each other. The play contains 22 songs teaching children to share, control a tantrum, that families are different, personal hygiene, not to be afraid of the dark, and that each child is a "masterpiece in progress". The play is geared for children of all ages, about one hour in length, and is open to the public. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $5 adults and $3 for children under age 12. Proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Club and Stage III Community Theater. For more information, please call Donna Fisher at 267-7243.

CC band concert

The Casper College Concert Band, under the direction of Steven Trinkle, will present its final concert of the 2004-05 season today at 3 p.m., in Durham Hall on the Casper College campus. The program will feature Kencis Kleinschmidt, principal clarinet, in the Concertino for Clarinet by Weber, Mark Crimm, snare drum, in The Ragtime Drummer by James Lent and Dr. Terry Gunderson, xylophone, in Xylophonia by Joseph Green. Music by Gilbert and Sullivan, Henry Mancini and Bela Bartok will complete the program. Special artist for the afternoon will be Beau Erikson on Duck Call.

The Casper College Concert Band is comprised of college music majors and non-music majors and musicians from the Casper community. The concert is free and open to the public

Steven Trinkle - 268-2628

KW '85

Kelly Walsh Class of 1985. Come help organize the 20-year reunion. Meeting today, 6 p.m., 451 W. 18th. Call Melinda at 265-3011 for info or with classmate addresses. The reunion will be held Aug 12-14. All classes are welcome to attend.

Fund-raisers

What's Here? Groups raising money

MDA Lock-Up May 18

Area business owners, employers and associates will be locked up for "good" during the Casper Lock-Up on Wednesday, May 18, to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Jailbirds will spend one hour of "jailtime" at Poor Boys Steakhouse between 10 a.m., and 5 p.m., after being escorted by Casper-area fire fighters.

Participants are asked to raise their "bail" prior to the event, otherwise cell phones will be available, courtesy of Union Cellular. Every jailbird who raises their "bail" will be entered into a drawing to win a shopping spree, courtesy of Eastridge Mall.

Money raised at the Casper Lock-Up will directly benefit children and adults in Wyoming who have been diagnosed with any of the 43 neuromuscular diseases covered by MDA.

For more information, call 472-0755 or E-mail casperdistrict@mdausa.org.

Qwest Pioneers hold sale

RADA Cutlery, baked goods and a "multi member" collection of garage sale items will be available at the annual Qwest Pioneer Garage Sale, 300 N. Walsh on Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This fund-raiser will help us raise money to donate to our many charitable projects, including Casper College GED program, Humane Society, Health Care for the Homeless, Senior Center, Self Help Center, "Hot Tip" books for schools and Head Start, Helluva Hunt lunch, Youth Development Center in Douglas, Interfaith, Veterans Memorial Museum, ARC of Wyoming, and Hug-A-Bears for the Wyoming Medical Center, Memorial Hospital of Converse County and Casper Surgical Center.

Tickets for the quilt raffle will be on sale. The drawing will be at noon on May 1.

Marian Bragdon - 235-3775

Golden K needs items

The annual Kiwanis Golden K garage sale will be May 7th, 2005, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Senior Center, 1831 East 4th Street. Donated items, except large appliances and furniture will be accepted prior to sale day. Call Pat Freiberg, 234 8116 for additional details or any Golden K member you may know.

MAW bracelets $1

To celebrate 25 years of granting wishes nationally and 20 years of granting wishes for the Wyoming chapter, awareness wristbands are now available at the Make-A-Wish Foundation of WY office at 201 E. 2nd St. (corner of 2nd and Wolcott in the Atrium Plaza) in Casper for a donation of $1. Each band is made of 100% silicone in Make-A-Wish Blue, debossed with the Make-A-Wish logo and "Share the Power of a Wish" logo, packaged in an individual polybag.. What a fun way for supporters to help make wishes come true for Wyoming children with life threatening medical conditions as well as increase the awareness of our mission! These bands are also a great idea for any school or organizational fund raising project! For your wristbands, please contact our office at 234-9474 or 888-996-9474.-

Ann P. Zwickl - 307-234-9474

Prints help Alzheimer's

As a fund-raiser for Alzheimer's Affiliation of Wyoming, prints of James Reed's painting, "Together," are available at Woody G's Gallery and Frame Shop in Eastridge Mall. "Together" pictures two moose feeding in a stream, greens of the forest reflecting in the moving water around them.

Because Alzheimer's Affiliation of Wyoming is a not-for-profit organization, a portion of the purchase price may be listed as a charitable contribution for tax purposes.

A statewide organization, the Affiliation provides education and information about Alzheimer's; has a lending library of books and videos; and funds medication and adult day care for Alzheimer's patients who would otherwise be unable to pay.

Without ties to any national group, all Affiliation funds are spent within Wyoming unless specifically requested otherwise by the donor.

The Alzheimer's group is located at 900 Werner Court, Suite 226 and has a mailing address of P.O. Box 1493.

Mary Hein - 265-7960

Peace officers hold raffle

The Natrona County Peace Officers Association (NCPOA) is having a raffle to raise funds for sponsorship of youth organizations they contribute to in the community. Prizes include a 2005 Polaris Sportsman 500 ATV, a 30.06 Remington rifle and a Terry Redlin print. Tickets are $20 each or three for $50, and can be purchased from any NCPOA member. The drawing is September 15 during the Awards Banquet at the Wyoming Peace Officers Association annual conference. To contact a member or for more information, call Sgt. John Becker at 235-9282 or Bonnie Wilson at 472-0084.

Riders help Red Cross

The Southern Cruisers Riding Club is inviting everyone to a statewide motorcycle rally. We are riding for the American Red Cross of Wyoming and are trying to raise $60,000 to help them with their budget for the year. The rally is Friday and Saturday, June 3-4. The first 200 riders get a free football ticket to the Wyoming Cavalry game for Friday night. The group will be part of the halftime show. Registration fee of $45 per person or $55 per couple includes T-shirts, meals, door prizes, awards, Saturday night dinner and dance. The ride Saturday will go through Glenrock, Douglas, Lusk, Guernsey and back to Casper. Pre-registration is underway now at a cost of $45 per person or $55 per couple. After May 21, the cost increases to $60 per person. Registration and dinner starts at Casper Mountain Motorsports at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 3.

For more information, call Frank Davis at 258-1999 or Casey Yeager at the Red Cross office, 237-8436.

Win a Harley

The Converse County Coalition Against Family Violence/Sexual Assault is gearing up for its major annual fund-raiser. This year, we are giving away a 2005 Heritage Softail Classic Harley Davidson, sponsored by Black Hills Harley Davidson of Rapid City, S.D.

The drawing is Saturday, Oct. 8. Each ticket bought includes a dinner for two, music and dancing at the Best Western in Douglas the night of the drawing, but you do not need to be present to win the motorcycle. There will only be 500 tickets sold at $100 each. Tickets are on sale now for as long as they last. For tickets, call (307) 358-6148; 351-2360 or 351-5359 or write and send check or money order to Converse County Coalition, 126 N. 5th St., Douglas, 82633.

Teeth whitening helps Make-A-Wish

Whiten your smile and brighten a child's life. Through June 30, 2005, Drs. Stuart and Melissa Youmans and their dental team from Aspen Ridge Dental are offering discounted professional-quality teeth whitening to local citizens and donating every dollar to children's charities! Half of the amount raised will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Wyoming and the remaining funds to the Garth Brooks Teammates for Kids Foundation. Nearly 500 children's charities have benefited from these funds in the past six years.

This is part of an annual campaign organized by the Crown Council, an association of elite dentists throughout North America, of which Drs. Stuart and Melissa Youmans are members. Community members are provided with teeth whitening treatments and they in turn donate the fee for the service to the Smiles for Life Foundation who split the proceeds between the two charities.

For more information, call Aspen Ridge Dental at 234-6054 or the Make-A-Wish office at 234-9474 and help support your local Make-A-Wish chapter.{M3

Grown-up Stuff

What's Here? Fun stuff for grown-ups to do

2005 Chick's Run set

Attention ladies - the 2005 all women's motorcycle ride from Casper to Sheridan is set for June 17-19. Early registration deadline is May 15. For more information, call (307) 232-9171 or log on to our Web site, www.chicksrun.com.

Team captains meet

The Relay for Life Team Captain's meeting schedule:

April 27th, 7 pm, Senior Citizen's Center, 1831 E. 4th; May 24th, 7 pm, Senior Citizen's Center, 1831 E. 4th; June 22nd, 7 pm, Senior Citizen's Center, 1831 E. 4th; July 27th, 7 pm, Kelly Walsh High School Stadium.

If you interested in having a team or just want more information about Relay for Life, please plan on attending a Team Captain's Meeting. "Relay Rocks" is the theme for this year and we are back at our original site at Kelly Walsh August 5th and 6th. Hope to see you at the meetings!

American Cancer Society 577-4892

Grown-up Stuff

Skills for seniors

Are you having trouble making ends meet? Are you 55 or older and need some additional income to help pay rent, buy food or cover medical expenses? We may be able to help you gain the new skills needed for a good job. Contact Experience Works: Jean Judkins, (307) 266-1388, ext. 22 or 1-800-584-9161.

For more information, visit our Web site at www.experienceworks.org.

Volunteers needed

Fort Caspar Museum & Historic Site is looking for volunteers who enjoy visiting with tourists from across the country and overseas. Volunteers are needed to collect admission fees, sell gift shop items, and answer visitor questions. Responsibilities include operating a cash register and answering the telephone. Shifts are available from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 1 through September 30. Please call Fort Caspar Museum & Historic Site at 235-8462 for more information.

Misery at Stage III

Stage III Community Theatre continues its 2004-05 season with the popular thriller, "Misery," by Stephen King and adapted by Simon Moore. Performances begin April 29-30 and continue May 6-7 and 12-14 at 7:30 p.m. And what better way to celebrate Mother's Day with a Sunday matinee on May 8, at 2 p.m.

Misery is the story of popular romance novelist Paul Sheldon (Will Robinson) who awakes to find he has barely survived a car crash, but his shattered legs are useless. However, Paul is not in a hospital. After the crash, he was found by Annie Wilkes (Corryne Drake), a nurse and his self-described "number one fan." As Paul lies helpless in a spare bedroom in Annie's remote Colorado farmhouse, he comes to realize that his biggest fan is also

the biggest threat to his life. She is devoted to his novels about the adventures of 19th century heroine Misery Chastaine and enraged to find that at the end of his most recent book, Paul has killed her favorite character.

As Paul grows to realize just how dangerous his caretaker is, he finds himself literally writing for his life in a desperate bid to please his increasingly demanding and sadistic "fan."

Directed by Casie Harris and assisted by Pat Greiner, this play has strong adult language and some violence.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $6 students and seniors and are available in advance at Metro Coffee Company, Western Grill, and Grant Street Grocery; also available at the door.

Misery is sponsored by Hilltop National Bank and produced with support from the Wyoming Arts Council.

For more information or reservations, call 234-0946.

Seniors host show

The Casper Senior Center will host its first Arts and Crafts Show on Saturday, April 30, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., at 1831 E. 4th, east of the Casper Rec Center. A concession stand will be available all day, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner items. There will be 37 booths selling a wide variety of items so you can find the perfect gift for Mother's Day. Admission fee is $1. For more information, call the Senior Center at 265-4678.

Learn to cook in dutch ovens

Discover the joy of cast iron Dutch oven cooking on Saturday, May 7th from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Edness Kimball Wilkins State Park, east of Casper. Learn about different types of cast iron, how to season, clean, and store it, and choices of heat sources. Have fun preparing, cooking and enjoying a complete brunch. You will learn about the history of this area along the Platte River and receive a cookbook so you can try other recipes on your

own. This class (CMSV 0119 80) will be taught by Jan Burnett and Carolyn

Buff. Please join us for a great day!

Contact Carolyn Buff, Casper College Continuing Education/Community Service Coordinator, at 268-2212, for information and registration. Golden Age Scholarships are available for Natrona County residents over age 60.

Family Stuff

What's Here? Things for families to do.

Peddle your wares

"Peddle Your Wares" in Glenrock takes place the first Saturday of May through September. Peddle your antiques, crafts, garage sale items etc. at the Glenrock Town Park. Booth space available for only $10. Best of all you won't need to haul stuff back home, just box it up and donate it to the Paleon Foundation garage sale. They will pick up your leftovers. Peddle Your Wares starts at 8:30 a.m. and runs until 2 p.m. Contact the Glenrock Area Chamber of Commerce at 436-5652 for more information.

Remote control races

Remote Control Car & Truck Races Saturday, the first Saturday of May through September, at the Glenrock Town Park. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., races start at 10 a.m. Points will be awarded in each heat with season point winners advancing to the Championship Race in September. $10 entry fee. Contact the Glenrock Area Chamber of Commerce at 436-5652 for more information

Reserve Fast Pass

SAFE KIDS Day is right around the corner and if you would like to have your car seats checked at the event and don't want to wait in line, just give us a call at 577-2535 and reserve your Fast Pass! The Fast Pass will put you at the front of the line to get you in and out without the wait. However, we will still check seats on a first come-first served basis as well. This year, SAFE KIDS Day will be held on Saturday, April 30th from 10 to 3 back at Washington Park!

Antique, collectors fair set

The 2005 Antique & Collector's Fair will be held at the Central Wyoming Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, May 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Thirty dealers from five states will be showing their goods. Attendees will have the chance to win a $100 gift certificate.

For more information, call 234-4746.

Teen Stuff

What's Here? Stuff for and about teens.

Dinner and a movie

Looking for something to do on a Friday night? How about dinner and a movie - at your library? Natrona County Public Library hosts Dinner and a Movie for sixth to 12th graders on Friday, April 29, at 7 p.m., in the Crawford Room. For more information, call 237-4935, ext. 101.

Scholarship available

The National Association of Current and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) has available a $1,000 scholarship for the child, grandchild, great-grandchild or stepchild of a NARFE member. Applicant must be a high school senior planning to attend college full time by Fall/Winter 2005. Applications must be postmarked by May 2, 2005. For information and application procedures, refer to the February or March issue of "Retirement Life" magazine, page 51 (application will also appear in the April issue of the publication.)

Norma Patton - 234-7278

Kids' Stuff

What's Here? Fun stuff for kids to do.

After School Scavenger Hunt

The search is on at Natrona County Public Library. On Wednesday, April 27 at 4:30 p.m., elementary-age kids are invited to pair up with their friends for an After School Scavenger Hunt. From looking up facts to investigating library artwork, each pair will receive a clue sheet that will take them on a top-to-bottom exploration of the library. For more information, call 237-4935, ext. 122.

Health Department offers free shots

National Infant Immunization Week is an annual observance to promote the benefits of immunizations and to focus on the importance of immunizing infants and young children against a number of vaccine-preventable diseases. To note this important week the Casper-Natrona County Health Department will be offering free routine childhood vaccinations during the week of April 25 thru April 29. Vaccinations will help to prevent 11 different diseases including bacterial meningitis, diphtheria, hepatitis B, measles, mumps, pertussis, polio, rubella, tetanus, varicella and pneumococcal disease. Immunizations will be provided from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at the Health Department, 475 S. Spruce St., Casper. Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and must have their shot records with them. No appointment is necessary. For more information call 235-9340.

Helping Others

What's Here? Your chance to volunteer for nonprofit and social service groups and outcomes of those efforts

Cabrina Center open Monday

Cabrini Multicultural Resource Center is open Monday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at St. Anthony's Parish Center, 642 S. Wolcott. We help facilitate the integration of minority individuals and families into the culture of Natrona County. We assist with information and referrals for services such as translation, medical applications, social services, employment, driver's license and legal counseling.

Please call Ellen at 266-2666 if you have questions.

Cabrini Centro Lunes asistencia

Cabrini Centro de Recursos Multiculturales, 642 South Wolcott, Lunes: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Servicios disponibles en la officini: Asistencia en el llenado de formas y aplicaciones, excepto formas del INS, Copias, traducciones por escritio de documentos y cartas.

Ellen, 266-2666

Become part of solution

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This month, sexual assault programs in Casper and across the nation are working to focus public awareness on the epidemic of sexual violence and encouraging all in the community to become part of the solution. For more information, please call the Self Help Center at 235-2814.

Salvation Army needs help

The Salvation Army in Casper is seeing a heavy demand for emergency food relief. More and more people are arriving at the Casper Family Services Food Distribution program saying they've finally reached the end of their savings and need help.

"Rising energy costs and soaring gas prices are taking their toll," remarked Capt. Keith Bottjen, "and wages are falling short of what workers need to keep up with rising prices."

Bottjen said Casper is well-known for helping its own. Last year, Salvation Army locally helped 3,890 families with meals and emergency food assistance.

To donate, call 234-2002.

Plants needed for sale

The Master Gardeners of Natrona County have an eager crew who will dig, divide and repot perennials, herbs, ground covers, treees, shrubs or houseplants for anyone in the community who would care to donate the plants to our annual spring plant sale on Saturday, May 7. Here is a chance to get some help with a difficult gardening chore and at the same time, contribute plants to our annual fund-raiser. To schedule a digging crew, call the Master Gardeners office at 235-9400, ext. 29 or 30.

ALS bracelets for sale

Casperite Charles Lindbloom is promoting the sale of red bracelets for $1 each to help research a cure for ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). Lindbloom's youngest daughter lives in Kentucky and has the disease. She is being fitted for a motorized wheelchair, the cost of which is $11,000. Insurance will pay about half, according to her father.

To order bracelets for $1 each, call Jenny Allen at the Kentucky state chapter, 859-294-0223. In Colorado-Wyoming, call Kristen at 303-832-2322. The monies collected will help research an eventual cure for the puzzling, fatal disease.

Fundraisers

What's Here? Groups raising money

Partner with CST

Is your group looking for a great fundraising opportunity? The Casper Star-Tribune is seeking worthy clubs or charitable organizations as partners in community-based, fundraising activities. Call for more information Circulation, 266-0566 in Casper, (800) 442-6916 (Ext 566) Statewide.

Breakfast May 1

VFW Post 9439 and Auxiliaries, 1800 Bryan Stock Trail, are hosting a benefit breakfast on Sunday, May 1, from 8 to 11 a.m. All proceeds will benefit Brown's Wrestling Club. Menu includes bacon, ham, biscuits with sausage gravy, eggs, hash browns, pancakes, fruit and beverages. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children under 10. Info: 235-4867.

Auxiliary garage sale

The American Legion Auxiliary Garage Sale, 4400 Legion Ln., will be held May 14 and 15 at the Post Home, 4400 Legion Lane, on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Donations accepted, but no clothing please. Will pick up items if needed. Call Darlene Eddy at 265-1257 or 277-2090. All proceeds go to the Girls State program.

Rescued adds high-end treasures

Do you love antiques and collectibles? Looking for the perfect wedding dress? Or just searching for a unique gift for someone special in your life? In addition to the low priced selection of quality used merchandise throughout Rescued Treasures, we now have a special room full of higher end merchandise including antique furniture, glassware and collectibles, wedding dresses and furs. Stop by, have a fresh bag of delicious popcorn, and enjoy browsing through our great selection of merchandise for your home and family.

We thank the community for your generous donations that allow us to offer low cost merchandise to those in need, as well as an adventurous shopping experience for the bargain shopper and collector.

All proceeds from the sale of merchandise at Rescued Treasures benefit the Central Wyoming Rescue Mission. Information, please call Connie or Carol at 577-7793.

Spring plants for sale

Tomatoes, peppers, broccoli, kale, cabbage, herbs - greenhouse production began in early February for these locally grown plants that will be offered for sale on Saturday, May 7, at the annual Spring Plant Sale, a fund-raiser for the Natrona County Master Gardeners program.

Perennials, trees, shrubs and houseplants will also be for sale. Doors open at 8 a.m., for this popular event at the Agricultural Resources and Learning Center, 2011 Fairgrounds Rd.

Priscilla Williams - 235-9400, ext. 13

You Should Have Been in Pictures

Cost Plus Appliance & Design Center and the Casper Humane Society present "You Should Have Been in Pictures," on Saturday, April 30, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., at Cost Plus, 1518 E. C St. Tickets are $30 each and include wine tasting and micro brews, hors d'oeuvres, live entertainment, live and silent auctions and professinal chef demonstrations. Tickets are available by calling 237-0888 or 262-4498 or at the Casper Humane Society, Cost Plus Appliance or Gizmo's Rent to Own. Limited tickets are available.

Give cell phones to help heroes

Severely wounded and disabled War on Terror veterans fight even tougher battles at home as they struggle to adjust to their newfound circumstances and post-war life. Every day wounded veterans and their families must struggle to overcome the loss of a limb, significant burns, or even the reality of being in a wheelchair.

To show appreciation and support for these brave heroes, RE/MAX International is launching a fundraising campaign. We invite you to donate your used cell phones and help us reach our goal of $100,000 by April 29.

All cell phones will be recycled and turned into a cash donation to the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes, a non-partisan organization that helps disabled veterans find a new beginning and a better life.

How to donate: 1. Collect your used, de-activated cell phones, as well as those of friends, family and co-workers; 2. Simply drop off your cell phones by Thursday, April 28, 2005 to: RE/MAX The Group, 421 S. Center St., Casper or deliver to any RE/MAX The Group agent.

For additional information regarding the RE/MAX Salute to America's Heroes Program, please call RE/MAX The Group in Casper at (800) 743-0705 or (307) 265-0200 or email mike@wythegroup.com

Legion ball raffles Mustang

The Casper American Legion Baseball Program is conducting a raffle to benefit Casper Legion Baseball. The program has secured a 2005 Ford Mustang GT for its raffle. Tickets will sell for $50 and only 3,000 tickets will be sold. The car will be given away at the end of summer. All proceeds will go directly to help update equipment for Legion Baseball. Tickets are available from any Legion Board Member or you can order online at Casperbaseball.com. The vehicle was made available through Greiner Ford of Casper and can be viewed at their showroom. Questions about this raffle or other Legion Baseball issues cn be directed to Todd Condelario, 237-1721 or Bonnie Foster, 265-1814.

Get awareness bracelets at mission

Join Central Wyoming Rescue Mission in the fight against hunger and homelessness in our community by buying and wearing an orange awareness bracelet. Bracelets are $3 each and available at Rescued Treasures Thrift Store, 330 N. Durbin; the Mission, 230 N. Park; Kids Works on CY, Blue Heron Books downtown, the Flower Gallery in Sunrise and 2 Doors Down on East 2nd St.

Any company, youth group, school, church, club or organization may join the Mission by also selling the bracelets. For more information, call Risa Petrie at 268-4474.

Schools

What's Here? Carnivals, barbecues, PTOs, bake sales, chances to learn

PV presents musical comedy

Paradise Valley Christian School Jubilee Players present "The Lion's Den was Never like This," a musical Broadway comedy written by Earl Reimer with music by Marshall Lawrence. Performances will be Thursday, April 28 and Friday, April 29, at 7 p.m., at Paradise Valley Christian Church, 188 Valley Dr. Directed by Joyia Hess, they'll have lions that sing, bad men and kings, music, adventure and laughs. But mostly, they have courage and faithfulness. Come and experience a new twist on a favorite Bible story of Daniel and the Lions Den. For more information, call 234-2450.

NC Booster Club meets April 26

WANTED parents of NCHS students! In case you thought you missed the monthly Booster Club meeting for April, it is your lucky day! Our meeting has been changed to Tuesday, April 26th at 5:30 p.m. in the East Cafeteria. This meeting will include the election of officers for the upcoming school year. If you have a desire to be an officer or have some great ideas for the new officers, please attend so you can help make decisions for the school and your childrens future. If you can't attend but have questions or want to attend upcoming meetings call (307) 234-7927 and ask for Ellen.

Ellen Parke, Vice President 2002-2005

NC luncheon May 4

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the many very special parents who have made covered dishes for the past teacher luncheons. There have been some great cooks and gracious parents over the years. I would not have been able to pull it off without the help of those gracious parents, Jim McCash and his awesome janitor crew, the NCHS office staff, Peggy Silva (School Nurse), The Flower Gallery, the NCHS cheerleaders, The Holiday Inn, Connie and the cafeteria staff, the Home Ec room & the parent volunteers. I especially want to thank Gwen & Mike Hamilton who helped me set up and serve at the last luncheon.

On Wednesday, May 4, 2005, I will be hosting my last luncheon for the year. I am looking for parent volunteers, again, to make this possible by providing a covered dish. We are really looking for new blood to continue this welcomed event at NCHS. If you would like to donate a dish or help at the luncheon, please call me at (307) 234-7927. Also, we still have dishes that have not been claimed from the last luncheon in the main office.

Thanks again for your super support.

Go NCHS and its parents!

Ellen Parke, a parent volunteer

Cavs, Moms on tap

On Friday, April 29, the Casper Children's Chorale will sing the National Anthem and perform at halftime of the Wyoming Cavalry game at the Casper Events Center. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.

The Casper Children's Chorale will present our annual Spring Concert at 7 p.m. on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 8, in the Kelly Walsh High School Auditorium.

Our 80-voice chorale, under the direction of Marcia Patton, is made up of boys and girls in 4th through 8th grades. General admission tickets are $5 each. Join a Casper tradition - 26 years of celebrating Mother's Day with the Casper Children's Chorale.

Auditions set

The Casper Children's Chorale will hold auditions for its 2005-2006 concert season May 18, 19, 25 and 26, 2005. The chorale is a select singing group of boys and girls in grades 4 through 8. The Chorale provides a great opportunity for students to learn more about singing while they meet other children in the Casper area who share their love of

music. Singers will be asked to sing the first verse of "My Country Tis of Thee." To schedule an audition time, please call Kerri Roszel at 235-5586. Also, please bring a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Adaptive PE Track Day set

The annual Adaptive P.E. Track Day will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon Friday, May 27, at Huber Park, near Pineview school.

The theme for this year's track day is "The Incredible APE Track Day 2005." T-shirts will be available for $6 each.

Call Robyn Fink at 577-6786 for more information.

Summer school needs teachers

Those interested in teaching this summer should send a letter of interest to Judi Christensen in the Summer Semester Office or the Human Resources office. Interviews will begin once the summer semester principal is hired.

The District needs teachers at all grade levels. Classroom aides may be needed, but this decision will be made after enrollment, which begins May 9 and ends June 8.

Secondary summer semester will run June 20 to July 11 for the first semester and July 13 to Aug. 2 for the second.

Middle level will be in the afternoons July 5-29.

Elementary will run June 20 to July 29 in the mornings.

Call elementary coordinator Emily King at 577-0244 for more information.

Even Start celebration set

A celebration to mark the success of the 11-year-old Even Start Program is tentatively set for May 17. The time will be set at a later date.

Even Start will close at the end of this school year.

More than 400 parents and 600 children from Natrona County have received family literacy services from Even Start.

The purpose of Even Start is to help break the cycle of illiteracy by improving the educational opportunities of low-income families.

Parents are required to spend time in the classroom with their children and be active in their children's learning. Even Start helps parents learn to become better teachers of their children at home. In some cases, this means parents must work on their own education to be able to help their children succeed at school.

Even Start has GED instruction, parenting workshops, early-childhood education, home visits, adult basic-education classes, family nights, basic computer instruction, free child care and other programs.

For more information call co-directors Julie Eastes or Russett Clasen at 261-6828.

ALC takes summer school apps

The Alternative Learning Center of Natrona County School District No. 1 will begin taking applications for summer school 2005.

First-semester classes run June 6 through June 26. Second-semester will run June 27-July 19. Students may earn up to one recovery credit.

For registration information, call Mel Hamilton at 261-6154 or 261-6143.

You may pick up a registration form at the Alternative Learning Center, located on the east side of Beverly Plaza.

St. Mark's Day registers

St. Mark's Day School has limited openings for children ages 2 to 5 for the 2005-06 school year. We offer developmentally appropriate instruction by degreed teachers. Classes are offered in a non-denominational Christian environment and include problem solving, art, music, circle time, science and discovery, math, writing, dramatic play and games and movement.

Classes for 2 to 4 year-olds are held in the mornings. A Young 5's class for students turning 5 by January 15th will be held in the afternoons. For more information, call Kerri Roszel at 234-0831.

9th Grade Parents

The 9th Grade Spring Dance will be held Saturday, April 30, 2005 , at the NCHS gymnasium from 8 to 11 p.m.

This event is organized and put on by parents of the 9th Graders, and we need your help! Volunteers are needed for the following:

Planning and Organization: Coordination meetings are being held Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the Dean Morgan Junior High School Library. Attend any or all of these meetings.

Ticket Sales: Tickets will be sold during the 9th Grade lunch periods for the week preceding the dance (April 25-April 29).

Decoration & Set-up: Assistance is needed with the decoration plans already underway. However, the most help will be required for the actual set-up, which will take place on Friday, April 29 at 5:00 p.m.

Event Assistance: We will need chaperones, as well as assistance with registration, refreshments and coat check. Help is also needed for teardown and cleanup.

If you are able to help in any of these areas, or for additional information, contact Liz Becher 265-0951, Jeff Eidsness 472-1718, or Annette Lyden 235-5936.or attend the next Tuesday meeting at Dean Morgan.

Area graduations set

Here are the times and dates for area graduations:

*UW/CC: 7 p.m., Thursday, May 12, Casper Events Center

*Casper College: 7 p.m., Friday, May 13, Casper Events Center

*GED: 2 p.m., Saturday, May 14, CC Thunderbird Gym

*Glenrock: 2 p.m., Sunday, May 15, GHS Gymnasium

*NCHS: 7 p.m., Friday, May 27, Casper Events Center

*KWHS: 3 p.m., Saturday, May 28, Casper Events Center

*Roosevelt: 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 28, Casper Events Center

*Midwest: 2 p.m., Sunday, May 29, Midwest gym

Enrolling children for summer and fall

Our Saviour's Lutheran Preschool/Childcare is now enrolling children for our summer and fall programs.

Our hours are from 6:45 a.m. to 6 p.m., with preschool running from 9 to 11:30 a.m., with a choice of two, three, four or five days a week. Please call 237-4006 for more information and rates.

A child can be 2-1/2 but needs to be 3 by December 31 and has to be potty-trained. We accept kindergarteners but do not provide transportation.

Our center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, which is achieved by only 8 percent of early childhood programs.

Please visit us at 531 S. Durbin. Our summer program begins May 31 and the fall program begins Aug. 29.

NASA shuttle guy visits

Astronaut and scientist Dr. Story Musgrave will give a presentation at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, at NCHS.

Musgrave is one of NASA's most experienced astronauts. With a 30-year career spanning the Apollo era of the 1960s to the space shuttle program of the 1990s, he is the only astronaut to have flown on all five shuttles.

He is a pilot, surgeon, mechanic, poet and philosopher.

During his six space flights, Story recorded 1,281 hours 59 minutes, 22 seconds in space, in addition to about 25 million miles in orbit.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

NCHS plans new group

Come help us design the PTSA (Parent Teacher Student Association) of OUR needs! This is NOT a fundraising group! Network! Stay informed! Participate in the high school experience at NCHS!! Next meeting: Monday, May 2nd. Place? NCHS West Cafeteria. Time? FREE LUNCH starting at 11:45, Meeting starts at Noon and will be over by 1 p.m. COME FOR ALL OR PART OF THE MEETING! PLEASE JOIN US! NCHS PTSA will be an opportunity to stay informed about school programs, ask questions of school and district administrators, better understand graduation requirements or test scores. Talk about issues of mutual interest! Bring up concerns and share in the NCHS our kids are a part of! Student participation is important as well!! This is a chance to be involved and be heard! Please join us and lend your voice and support! Sheri Mitchell for NCHS PTSA

NCHS - 577-0330

GED grads can pick up stuff

All General Educational Development (GED) students planning to participate in the next GED graduation ceremony scheduled for May 14 can stop by the Casper College ABE (Adult Basic Education)/GED Center on the Casper College campus beginning the week of April 25 to pick

up caps, gowns and announcements.

The graduation ceremony is for all those who have graduated from the GED program in the past year, according to Kelsee Miller, ABE/GED instructor. There is no charge for the use of the caps and gowns. All information graduates need for the ceremony will also be available the week of the 25th.

The ceremony will be held at the "Swede" Erickson Thunderbird Gymnasium beginning at 2 p.m.

For cap and gown information, call 268-2230.

First Christian openings

First Christian Church Early Childhood School, 520 CY Ave., is now offering open enrollment for the 2005-06 school year. The school offers a playgroup for 2 1/2 year olds and a full curriculum for 3's and 4's including developmental and age appropriate classroom activities and field trips, full music program and new to the program this fall is beginning Spanish 2 days a week! Parents are welcome to come visit the school at any time or you may call with your registration questions during preschool hours, m-f, 9 am - 12 noon. Contact: Jenny Black, Director, 234-8964

Clubs

What's Here? Red Hats to books, quilting to bridge and more.

WGA hosts dinner dance

The Wyoming Geological Association Spring Dinner and Dance is Friday, April 29, at the Casper Petroleum Club.

The theme will be "Celebrity Nite." Come as your favorite look alike - actors, singers, politicians, sports stars or anyone you'd like to be.

Cocktails will be served at 6 p.m., followed by dinner with a choice of prime rib, fried shrimp or chicken at 7 p.m. The cost is $23 per person.

"The Great Pretenders" will provide music and entertainment from 8 to 11 p.m.

Door prizes include a framed, signed print by Dick Sorenson, "Wyoming - Land of Many Faces," donated by Hilltop National Bank. Other donations include gift certificates from The Casper Petroleum Club, Poor Boys Steakhouse, The Parkway Plaza and the Wonder Bar.

The skit will be "Heeere's Johnny," and will be lots of fun.

Guests are welcome. For reservations, call Mary at the WGA at 237-0027 or Joanie at 237-7771.

Rec Sports

What's Here? Things for your body to do

Muni ladies golf pairings

Casper Municipal Golf Course

Thursday, April 28

18 holes: 8 a.m., B. Vermedahl, P. Turk, B. Barrett, V. Dalgarn; 8:05 a.m., G. Milne, M. Hill, S. Lineweber, B. Marsh; 8:10 a.m., G. York, C. Miller, G. McPherson, M. Walsh; 8:15 a.m., G. Fordyce, C. Hinds, J. Whitaker; 8:20 a.m., T. McLanahan, A. Miller, L. Westbrook.

9 holes: 10 a.m., T. Hjelmstad, N. Kubichek, C. Eckhart, E. Hanson.

If you cannot play or want to play, please call 237-7259 (18 holes). Do not call the pro shop.

Skating passes on sale

The Casper Ice Arena is kicking off it annual "Early Bird" public skating season pass sale. In recognition of the Casper Ice Arena's 20th season, the passes valid for the 2005-06 season may be purchased now.

Individual passes are $60 each. Two members in the family are $55 each; three members are $50 each. The maximum family price is $160.

The passes include unlimited public skating and skate rental.

For more information, call 235-8484.

U-10 Blades need one

The Casper U-10 Girls Blades competitive traveling soccer team is looking for one additional player to add to its roster for the spring/summer 2005 season. Interested girls must be born between Aug. 1, 1994 and July 31, 1995, to be eligible. For more information, call Mike or Chris Barta at 472-2938, or E-mail chrisbarta@bresnan.net.

Horse Show May 15

Come Join The Fun at the All Breed Horse Show. The Wyoming Arabian Horse Association is sponsoring the All Breed Horse Show on Sunday, May 15, 2005 at Scolly Downs Arena 468 N. Six Mile Rd in Casper. The show begins at 9:30 AM. There will be many classes for all age groups including western, English and hunter pleasure, halter, showmanship, trail, leadline and lots more. There will be fun and excitement for everyone. This horse show benefits the Wyoming Arabian Horse Association Youth Group and the national award winning judging teams. For information please call Cleo at 307.234.0968 or email waha@wyoming.com.

Summer Hoops League

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming is once again offering the NIKE Above the Rim summer evening basketball league. The league is open to all students entering 7th grade through college. Junior high, high school and college divisions will be available. There is a $35.00 registration fee for each player on a team. Both new and experienced players are welcome. The league begins with practices in May and games to be held in June and July with the season ending tournament wrapping up in August. Games and practices will be Monday through Thursday evenings at the brand new Boys & Girls Club located at 1701 E. K St. Last year over 250 players on 35 teams participated. Existing teams may register together with a minimum of seven players. Individuals may also register to be placed on a team or request teammate preferences. Registration deadline is May 20th. For more information, contact Derek DeBoer at 235-5694

Rumble deadline May 13

Rumble in the Hood, 3 on 3 Basketball tournament, sponsored by Boys & Girls Club of Central Wyoming and Underdog Basketball will be May 21-22. Boys and girls teams age 9 through adult are invited to enter. Entry fee is $100 per team. There is a five-game guarantee. Entry deadline is May 13, 2005. Games will be played at Boys & Girls Club, 1701 E. K St., Matthew Campfield Park and Riverview Park in North Casper.

A Sunday-only option is available for players involved in state track or other events. For more information, contact Mary Ann Budenske at 232-8725.

Marathon needs volunteers

The Casper Marathon is seeking volunteers to serve as course guides during the race Sunday, June 5. The route will start at the Events Center; stay in the streets to the Soccer Complex; proceed out along the Platte River Parkway to Paradise Valley; then return along the Parkway through Three Crowns Golf Course to finish at Holiday Inn on the River. Course guides will be located at various intersections and other critical points to ensure that all participants stay on the correct route. The race will begin at 6:30 a.m.

Additional volunteers will be needed to pass out water and PowerAde to the participants at aid stations along the route and to serve pre-race and post-race refreshments.

All volunteers will receive a commemorative T-shirt, be able to enjoy the refreshments, and three lucky volunteers will win a drawing for a very special prize.

If you are interested in helping to make Casper's third marathon a memorable experience to all the participants, please call Mary Anne Valentine, volunteer coordinator, at 266-5718 or go to runwyoming.com.

Casper Skeet & Trap Club

Open Sundays 12- 4 p.m.; Tuesdays 5:30 p.m. till dusk (Daylight Savings Time); public is welcome.

Rates per round of 25 targets: Members $3, Non-members $4, Youth (under 16) $2; sporting clays: $10/50 targets;

$20/100 targets; youth 20 gauge shotguns available.

Skeet and Trap are available every Sunday and during Daylight Savings, Tuesday nights from 5:30 to dusk. The Sporting Clays course is now open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the following Saturdays only: March 19, April 2, 16, 30, May 14. Come on up and give it a try, guaranteed to be a lot of fun. The club is located just north of the Events Center, next to the Air Modelers facility. For more info, contact Robert Meyer, 234-7147.

BMX wants sponsors

Mike Sedar BMX group is looking for sponsors to start up a scholarship progam for diadvantaged youth in Casper. We are a nonprofit group and are seeking sponsors for this program. Our Web site is {M7www.mikesedarbmx.com. We in BMX sports have no one sitting on the bench. Contact Mike Kientz, track director, at 237-2886.

Helping Others

What's Here? Your chance to volunteer for nonprofit and social service groups and outcomes of those efforts

Quilts for Christ needs help

Quilts for Christ Ministry is looking for quilters to help make quilts that will be donated to the Central Wyoming Rescue Mission. We are also in need of batting to make the quilts warm, and also thread. If you would like more information on how you can get involved, please call Heather Sundstrom, 232-9528.

Bubble, Bubble

We're collecting unopened packages of soaps, shampoos, toothpastes and other hygiene products for our neighbors on Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. All brands and all sizes would be welcomed. P.R.R. is located in the two poorest counties in the country. Employment opportunies are scarce. Prices are high on the reservation, and the nearest discount store is over 80 miles round trip from the southern edge of this large reservation. Please, help fill the boxes that we will be delivering in June. Thank you.

Mary Hopkins - 472-1052

Help Yourself

What's Here? Support groups, 12-steps, self-help

Divorce, guardianship forms

POVERTY LAW CENTER now has forms kits available for noncontested divorce and guardianship of a minor. Other kits also available include living will/durable power of attorney and summary probate/transfer via affidavit kits.

Poverty Law Center assists low income individuals access the legal system by providing forms and other assistance.

For more information, contact Mary Ann at 232-8725 or povertylawwy@aol.com.

Alcova plans town meetings

Area residents, businesses and officials are invited to take part in hearings conducted by the Wyoming Rural Development Resource Team at Alcova Baptist Church on Wednesday, April 27 at 6:45 p.m., and Thursday, April 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Alcova community residents and anyone interested are asked to attend a town meeting on Thursday, April 28, at 6:45 p.m., at Alcova Elementary School. The Resource Team will review its findings at that time. For more information, call 235-0524.

DAV service in Casper

The Disabled American Veterans Mobile Service Office will be in Casper on Wednesday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., in the Wal-Mart parking lot. Professional DAV National Service Officers will be available to answer veterans' benefits questions and provide claims service.The Disabled American Veterans provides this service free of charge to all veterans and their families. If you have questions regarding the benefits you earned during service to your country, the DAV National Service Officers can answer them.

Don Neville - 266-1978.

Hearing-impaired detectors available

The City of Casper Fire Department is offering special smoke detectors designed for the hearing impaired for free to those who suffer from complete hearing loss and are currently living alone. Other considerations concerning eligibility will be evaluated based on level of impairment, living situation and need.

If eligible for the program, the City of Casper Fire Department will install the detectors and replace the batteries on a fixed interval to ensure that the detectors are working properly year-round. The detectors will remain the property of the fire department, so the users will have to sign a use agreement before receiving one.

The detectors were purchased with a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

For more information, call the Casper Fire Department at 235-8222.

Steve Gasowski - 235-8352

Fraternal

What's Here? Elks, Eagles, Masons, Shrine, Eastern Star, etc.

Casper Panhellenic Luncheon set

The annual Casper Alumnae Panhellenic Luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m., on Saturday, May 7, at the Casper Petroleum Club. A full buffet will be served for $11. Each member is asked to bring a "thinking of you" card to be signed and distributed to residents of area nursing homes who are lacking in support from family and friends. All members of National Panhellenic sororities are invited to attend the social event and need to make reservations by Wednesday, May 4. Call Jeanne at 237-1156 or Liz at 265-0951.

Vietnam vets welcome

Casper Memorial Post 9439, 1800 Bryan Stock Trail, invites all Vietnam Veterans and their families to a BBQ and Dance on Saturday, May 7, in recognition of your service to our country. The BBQ will start at 6 p.m., with a dance featuring "The Great Pretenders" at 8 p.m. For further information, contact the Post at 235-4687.

Iraq/Afghanistan vets welcome

Casper Memorial Post 9439, 1800 Bryan Stock Trail, invites all Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans and their families to a BBQ and Dance on Saturday, May 21st in recognition of your service to our country. The BBQ will start at 6 p.m., with a dance featuring "The Great Pretenders" at 8 p.m. For further information contact the Post at 235-4687.

Elks April

April 26: Lodge Meeting/Initiation 8 p.m.

April 27: Taco Bar 6 p.m. $5; DOES Meeting 7:30 p.m. (Honoring Past Presidents)

April 30: Western BBQ and Guest Night, bring a potential new or previous member down for BBQ chicken & ribs, coleslaw and baked beans $10 per person. Dancing 8 p.m. to midnight, music provided by the Reception Connection.

Dianna Arndt - arndt@trib.com

Shrine April

Today: Sunday Brunch: New times 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., menu: scrambled eggs, bacon, ham, and waffles, juices and fruit cups, coffee, tea, etc. $7 per person, bring a guest with you!

29th: T.G.I.F, Happy Hour starts 5:30, Dinner 6 p.m., we'll have lasagna, garlic bread, tossed salad and a dessert.

Public is invited to enjoy the evening with us - invite your neighbors and friends.

Lodge 15 calendar

Apr 27: Past Master David Dewald will present a program on his profession of Operative Masonry.

May 11: Election of new officers.

May 25: Officer Step-up Night.

June 8: Installation of new officers.

Aug 7-9: Grand Lodge Annual Session in Casper. Grand Master: Gary Skillern, Capital Lodge No. 54, Cheyenne.

Casper Lodge No. 15 holds its meetings the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 7:30 PM at the Masonic Temple, 105 N. Center St. Visiting Master Masons are always welcomed.

For information call Secretary, Ken Wilson, 265-5696, email: KWilson684@aol.com.

Ken Wilson - KWilson684@aol.com

Eagles Bingo

Jackpot bingo every Wednesday at 1 p.m.; regular session starts at 6:30 with early bird flimsy; regular session at 7 p.m. Snack bar open.

Kay - 237-3291

Help Yourself

What's Here? Support groups, 12-steps, self-help

Are you hurting or in crisis?

Do you need someone to talk with? The Highland Park Church Stephen Ministers are anxious to serve you in this confidential and uniquely Christian listening and relational ministry. Stephen Ministers are the "After People." They are there after the funeral, after the relationship ends, after the job loss, after the move, after the diagnosis, after everyone goes home and you are alone. They are ready to come along side you or your friends, neighbors, co-workers or relatives to provide support and comfort while walking through the healing process with you.

For more information call Vi Koch at 234-3462.

Reunions

What's Here? Planning meetings and schedules for school, employee and family reunions

NC '65

The NCHS Class of 1965 will hold its 40th reunion July 1-2, 2005. Registration forms have been mailed but we are unable to locate numerous classmates and need your help. Please send any information concerning classmates to P.O. Box 1888, Casper, WY, 82602 or call Janice Scriven at 237-1434.

NC '75

The NCHS Class of "75 will hold its 30 year reunion July 7th, 8th and 9th. We still need to locate numerous classmates, your help would be appreciated! We are meeting at 5:15 on Wednesday, April 27th at the Parkway Plaza, please ask at the desk for location. Classmates who have not received an information card in the mail please call Ellen at 234-7927. Anyone who would like to donate to the Class of "75 reuniun can do so by calling Kevin at 237-0883.

KW '75

The Kelly Walsh Class of 1975 Reunion is planned for July 22-23. Registration forms will be mailed soon, however the committee has been unable to locate numerous classmates. Your help is needed. If you know of someone whose address the committe may not have, please call Mary at (307) 234-8537 or E-mail mjminihanbh@bresnan.net.

NC '80

Time to start planning. The NCHS Class of 1980 25-year reunion is July 29-30, 2005. Classmates who have not received information in the mail and are interested in more information can contact Diane Carpenter at 234-7628. If there is no answer, please leave a message and Diane will return your call.

Diane Carpenter - 234-7628

NC '95

NCHS Class of 1995 will hold its 10-year reunion Aug. 12-13, 2005. We are in the process of locating classmates. Please contact Chase Anfinson at 258-2235, Ashley Riddle (Stewart) at ashriddle@yahoo.com, Kacey Amen at kcamen@hotmail.com, or Erin Lewis at erlewis34@hotmail.com.

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