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Town Crier: Help Yourself

Town Crier: Help Yourself

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Drive-through flu vaccines

Flu vaccines are more crucial than ever this year as our community continues to battle COVID-19. In an effort to prevent the spread of influenza, the Casper -Natrona County Health Department is providing convenient, drive-through flu vaccine clinics October 22 and 24 at the Casper College Firehouse, 800 College Drive.

The Centers for Disease Control recommends that anyone 6 months and older gets an annual influenza vaccination. Because of the global COVID -19 health threat, hospital space, personal protective equipment and medical professional s are already in short supply . It’s imperative for Casper to effectively manage and mitigate flu cases this year.

CNCHD is hosting drive through flu clinics open to the public with no appointment necessary.

The public is invited Thursday, October 22, 1 to 6 p.m., and Saturday, October 24, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Flu vaccines will be available at $25 for a regular dose or $75 for a high dose for those over the age of 65, cash or check only. CNCHD encourages everyone to bring insurance cards for potentially lower costs.

Parkinson’s exercise group

This exercise class is open to anyone with Parkinson’s Disease and focuses on improving balance, endurance, safety, and managing symptoms. It is open to all ages and the class can be tailored to meet varying exercise needs. The cost of the class is $5. The group meets Tuesdays from noon to 1 p.m. at Rocky Mountain Therapy, 2546 East 2nd Street, Building #500. If you have any questions call 577-5204 or 237-1200 and ask for Jerri.

First Saturday Study Nov. 7

The subject of the First Saturday study on November 7 will be on the spirit world in the New Testament. Even Jesus himself spoke of both angels and demons and this will be the main topic. This is an interactive study with refreshments being provided. The meeting place is Bethel Baptist Church, 3030 S. Poplar, and the time is 9 a.m. Phone the church office for more information at 234-8812.

Small business, big Christmas party option

A multi-business Christmas party is being offered by the Casper Events Center at 6 p.m., on Friday, December 11.

The Casper Events Center will do the work for your business’ Christmas party this year. They will decorate and provide the drinks, dinner, dancing, and door prizes. They’ve got a table perfect for your business or office, no matter the size. Tables of six are $300. Table fee does not include alcoholic beverages. Cash bar will be available. Reservations are required and space is limited. Please call Kendra at 235.8456 or email Kendra.Ziler@SpectraXP.com for reservations and more information.

Menu will include creamy spinach dip accompanied with Mediterranean pita chips and Brie cheese with a warm raspberry glaze surrounded with cheeses, crackers and crostini’s, Caesar salad and house green salad, carved meat station featuring glazed pit ham and slow roasted beef with horseradish sauce. The meal includes au gratin potatoes, herb stuffing, mashed potatoes with rich brown gravy, green beans with cranberries and bacon crumbles and cauliflower with rich cheddar cheese sauce. Dessert is carrot cake with cream cheese frosting or cherry cheesecake. Iced tea and water are included. Masks are highly encouraged to be worn by all attendees when not dining or drinking. Tables will be spread a minimum of six feet apart and will be set with max of six people per table. A designated dance floor will not be placed, rather dancing will be encouraged in small pods near attendee tables. Bars will run with partnered staff, one will take money the other will hand out food and drinks. Buffet food will be kept behind sneeze guards and will not be self-serve.

Caregivers s upport Oct. 27

Are you caring for a loved one with debilitating condition? Confusing and conflicting feelings are likely to come up — anger, sadness, hopelessness, resentment, and guilt for having those feelings, Talking about your feelings and learning effective ways to release difficult emotions by joining a support group. Our next meeting will be Thursday, Oct. 27, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. at Rocky Mountain Therapy, 2546 East 2nd Street, Building, #500. Social distancing will be observed.

Conference calls for home ownership

Habitat for Humanity, serving Natrona County, is hosting free conference calls for those interested in the homeownership program and how to apply. A variety of sessions can be registered for on Habitat’s website, www.heartofwyoming.org.

The next application cycle is from January 1-29, 2021, but there are things potential applicants can begin working on now. For more information or to set up a one-on-one appointment, e-mail Kelly Cooper at kelly@heartofwyoming.org.

Habitat for Humanity, The Heart of Wyoming is an equal opportunity lender.

Art4Expression with Central Wyoming Hospice, Nic

Art4Expression is a unique collaboration between Central Wyoming Hospice and the Nicolaysen Art Museum and is designed for kids ages 11-15. The process of grief requires expression. The act of creation and the use of images draws out that expression. Art4Expression allows processing grief through art, along with other kids who have suffered the death of a loved one. The class is every third Saturday, October through May, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Please call 577-4832 or email toddv@cwhp.org.

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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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