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Town Crier: This Just In

Town Crier: This Just In

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Sweetheart Bowl results

The Fireball 500 Club 2020 Sweetheart Bowl, a four-person members only team handicapped tournament, was held February 8 at The 307 Sunrise. The results are as follows: Team, 1., The Misfits (Marla Whitaker, Zelda Jensen, Alice Palmer, Phyllis Rufenacht) 2,799; 2., Some Beeches (Renae Berlinger, Mysty Deveraux, Donna Morton, Jaime Moler) 2,794; 3., Pin Blasters (Lyla Harmon, Laurie McNally, Vivian Murphy, Julene Lindberg) 2,724; 4., Girls with Balls (Pat Jensen, Ann Robinson, Karen Tomasini, Caryn Schulenberg) 2,702. High series, Laurie McNally, 497. High game, Donna Morton, 192.

Chicken fried steak at Elks

Wednesday Night Special at the Casper Elks Lodge is chicken fried steak with all the fixings. All you can eat for $7, children 5 to 12 are $3, serving from 6 to 7 p.m., or until gone. Also enjoy a dessert for $1. Member, significant other and guest accompanied by a member. For more information, call 234-4839.

Cory McDaniel at senior center

Come dance to music by Cory McDaniel’s band at the Senior Center from 7 to 10 p.m., on Saturday, February 15. All ages are welcome, admission is $6 for everyone 15 or older. We may have potluck snacks after 8 and some door prize drawings after 9:15.

Apply for instrument giveaway

The Wyoming Symphony Orchestra and The Hill Music Company are currently accepting applications for the 5th Annual 2020 Instrument Giveaway. Students grades 9-12 are given the opportunity to win a brand new “step up” wind or string instrument by submitting an essay on “what my instrument means to me.” Applications are due March 20 and require recommendations from educators. The student selected as the winner must be able to attend Hill Music Company’s annual sale in Casper on May 1 or 2 to select their new instrument.

For so many students, a new step-up instrument can make all of the difference — especially as they begin to think about their futures as young musicians post-graduation — but often, the cost of a new instrument is too great for students and parents to take on. Please help us spread the word to young musicians who could benefit from a prize like this.

For more information and to download the application, visit wyomingsymphony.org/instrument-giveaway.

For more information as well as a download link for the application, visit wyomingsymphony.org/instrument-giveaway.

Library closed Presidents Day

The Library will be closed in recognition of Presidents Day on Monday, February 17. Call 577-7323 or visit our website for more information.

Needle Guild Feb. 18

The Casper Needle Guild will meet at 7:15 p.m., Tuesday, February 18, at the Central Wyoming Senior Center, 1831 East Fourth Street. India Hayford will continue her Stitch of the Month series with the Palestrina Stitch. For further information, please contact Ann Hudson at 265-5510.

Humanities book discussion

In participation with the Casper College Humanities Festival, the Natrona County Library will be hosting this year’s book discussion on Tuesday, February 18 at 5 p.m., in the Thomas Empey Studio Theatre at Casper College. Pick up a copy of the book at the Library’s 2nd Floor desk. Books will be available for free on a first come, first served basis. The Yellow Wallpaper Book Club Discussion will be moderated by Georgia Wheatley, and will immediately follow a special performance by student performers from the Casper College Production. “The Yellow Wallpaper,” written in 1892 by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, illustrates early beliefs surrounding the mental and physical health of women. Call 577-7323 or visit our website for more information.

3D Printer intro and demo

Patrons of all ages are invited to learn about the Natrona County Library’s 3D printer on Tuesday, February 18 at 4 p.m., in the Creation Station. A staff member will provide an overview and demonstration. The 3D printer is provided by the Natrona County Library Foundation. The Library’s Creation Station is a flexible, community, collaborative makerspace for individuals and small groups of all ages who can use STEAM-related supplies and equipment to bring their inventions and creations to life. Call 577-7323 or visit our website for more information.

After school at the library

Baking soda and colored vinegar eruptions are always a crowd pleaser. I mean, what’s not to like? They’re fun. They’re fizzy. And they’re colorful. They are so beautiful that you can even make art projects using the eruptions. Students in grades K–6 are invited to join us on Wednesday, February 19 at 4 p.m., in the Crawford Room for this fun (and messy!) crafting program. All supplies and snacks will be provided at no cost. Call 577-7323 or visit our website for more information.

The Man in the Arena

Attend a talk on Teddy Roosevelt and his love of books at Natrona County Library on February 19 at 6:30 p.m. “The Man in The Arena” is a celebration of Theodore Roosevelt—the essential American. Owen Wister, who knew him well, called him “the most American American who ever lived!” There is no subject about which he did not thirst for knowledge: history, politics, philosophy, nature, linguistics, taxidermy, poetry—the list is endless. He loved books—he read in seven languages, including Portuguese. He wrote books—36 books in all on a bewildering variety of subjects. He was a man who loved to talk philology with Harvard professors and bug collections with six-year-olds. Call 577-7323 or visit our website for more information.

Can’t get enough of Teddy Roosevelt? Join scholar and actor, Derek Evans, at his one-man Artcore show, “TR!,” on February 18 at 7:30 p.m., at Restoration Church, and get ready to “speak softly and carry a big stick.”

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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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