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Tuesday 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.

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

Sharing Meeting: 8 p.m., 328-1/2 E. A St. upstairs. Non-smoking. Featuring AA and Al Anon participation in the solution.

Wyoming Reads celebration

The 21st annual Natrona County celebration will be held at the Natrona County Library and Nicolaysen Art Museum at 11 a.m. Over 1,050 Natrona County first-graders from public, private, and home schools will attend.

In addition, nearly 7,500 books will be distributed to first-graders at Wyoming Reads literacy celebrations held in each of the state’s 23 counties.

In addition, 250 Natrona County first-graders will receive their first library card. Celebrity readers from the community will be stationed at the library to read books to the children, who will also enjoy a picnic lunch and a special fairy tale about “The Good Queen Sue,” a tribute to Sue Jorgensen, in whose memory this event was established.

The fairytale is presented as a play performed at the Nicolaysen Art Museum, featuring students from the Natrona County High School Theatre department. Music will be provided by Richard Turner, Bucky Walker, and Bill Hunt.

Earlier this year, children had the opportunity to choose which book they would like to receive from the following options: “Can I Be Your Dog?” by Troy Cummings; “We Don’t Eat Our Classmates!” by Ryan T. Higgins; “The Princess and the Pit Stop,” by Tom Angleberger; “Twig,” by Aura Parker; “Detective Dog,” by Julia Donaldson and “Crunch, the Shy Dinosaur,” by Cirocco Dunlap.

Wyoming Reads celebrations focus on the joy of reading, highlighted by each child receiving a hardback book with their name printed inside the cover, donated by the Sue Jorgensen Library Foundation.

For more information on Wyoming Reads, please visit wyomingreads.org.

Salisbury, Kemper receive award

To make a nonprofit successful, it takes dedication and leadership, two things do-gooders René Kemper and Margaret Salisbury have done for years. Both are tireless forces in the Casper and Douglas communities, and both will be presented with the Tony Cate Award.

Anyone wishing to celebrate them is invited to join the Casper area local board from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Lyric. Food and beverages will be available. Contact Vickery Fales Hall with questions: 307-250-6808 or vickery@wycf.org.

The Tony Cate Award was created four years ago by the Wyoming Community Foundation’s Casper Area Local Board to honor nonprofit leaders. Those selected for the award approach their work with care, integrity and a goal to build a better community.

For most of the last four decades, Salisbury has been putting her considerable talent and expertise into the nonprofit sector. In 2001 Salisbury, alongside a team of volunteers, started Wyoming CARES, which helps Wyoming infants, children, youth, adults and senior citizens with medical and non-medical needs who often fall through the cracks of available assistance.

Kemper has been working at Youth Development Services (YDS) in Douglas, which provides a long-term group home and short-term crisis shelter program for abused, neglected and delinquent youth, since 1990. She has been the director of YDS since 1992.

“The lives she has touched in this arena alone are too numerous to count,” say Diane Harrop and Kellie Clausen, who both nominated Kemper.

In her free time, Kemper also serves as mayor of Douglas.

Parkinson’s support

Please join us for our Parkinson’s Support Group Meeting at 5:30 p.m. This support group is open to anyone with Parkinson’s or caring for someone with Parkinson’s. Support group members understand your struggles because they face or have faced the same challenges. Our guest speaker will be Victoria Ziton, with the Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies. We will meet at the Rocky Mountain Therapy Annex Building at 120 S. Forest in Casper. Please RSVP or if you have any questions please call 577-5204 or 337-1200 and ask for Jerri.

Dem men meet

Please join the Natrona County Democratic Men’s Group at 5:30 p.m., at Yellowstone Garage, 355 W. Yellowstone Hwy. Attendees can order from the menu. The agenda is planning for next season, giving feedback and have some open discussion. For more information, please call Robert at 307-702-0546.

Fly Casters take field trip

Wyoming Fly Casters meeting is at 6 p.m., at the new gazebo by Jessica’s Pond adjacent to the Speas Fish Hatchery.

There will be a live presentation on still water fishing. Bring your fly rod and favorite flies as there will be hungry trout willing to be caught.

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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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