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Town Crier: Friday's Highlights

Friday 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; 8 p.m,. 328 E. A; 8 p.m., 328-1/2 E. A, closed; 8 p.m., 917 N. Beech; 10 p.m., 917 N. Beech. Douglas: 7:30 p.m., 628 E. Richards (upstairs in back). Unless otherwise noted, Casper info: 266-9578; Douglas info: (307) 351-1688.

Narcotics Anonymous: Noon, 500 S. Wolcott, 12-24 Club; 6 p.m., 500 S. Wolcott, 12-24 Club; 8:30 p.m., 302 E. 2nd St., Methodist Church. Web site:

Overeaters Anonymous: 10 a.m., 12-24 Club, 500 S. Wolcott. Info: Candace, 359-6225; Rebekah, 320-6779.

Al-Anon Family: Noon, 500 S. Wolcott, Ste. 200, 12-24 Club, all ages welcome. Info: 377-7260 or 258-1444.

International Addictions Program: 7 p.m., Calvary Baptist Church, 1800 S. Conwell. Info: 266-5417.

LGTBQ AA/NA: 7 p.m., A 12-Step AA/NA Recovery Group for gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual and questioning persons meets at the United Church of Christ, located at the corner of 15th and Melrose. Info: 259-5026.

Pumpkins for

a purpose

Come Join Meals On Wheels for our third annual pumpkin patch at the Meals on Wheels Building, 1760 E. 12th St. Pumpkin sales continue through Oct. 31. All pumpkins are Wyoming grown. Hours of operation will be Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pumpkins will be $5 for a small, $10 for a medium and $15 for a large. Specialty pumpkins will be available in limited quantities. Come purchase your Pumpkins for a Purpose and help fight senior hunger. For more information or questions, please call the office at 265-8659 or visit us on the web at Find us on Facebook under Natrona County Meals On Wheels.

Adult coloring club

Stop by the Natrona County Library anytime between 2 and 5 p.m. for Adult Coloring Club. Coloring books and pages will be available for you to turn into works of art. Colored pencils, crayons, and markers also will be provided. Just bring yourself and your friends, and enjoy the afternoon. Call 577.READ x2 or email for more information.

Church pumpkin patch open

First Christian Church Pumpkin Patch, 520 CY Ave., is open 4 to 7 p.m. Call Chanel 262-2300 for more info.

Celebrate Recovery every Friday

Celebrate Recovery meets at 5:30 p.m. every Friday at Highland Park Community Church, just south of Elkhorn Valley Rehabilitation Hospital on East Second Street. A family meal starts the evening, followed by praise and worship. At 7 p.m. there’s either a lesson from Celebrate Recovery’s planned curriculum or a testimony by a person who has found recovery through Christ. Then, people go to gender-specific small groups until 8:30 p.m. when dessert and fellowship conclude the evening. Child care is available at no cost. For more information, contact Chris at 265-4073.


light show

The Wagners present the fourth annual Halloween light show at their house, 3148 Whispering Springs, from 6 to 10 p.m.

Steak at the Elks

Friday Night Feed this Friday is steaks with all the fixings. Cost is $7 per person, children 5 to 12 are $3, serving from 6 to 7 p.m. or until gone. Members, significant other and guest accompanied by a member. For more information, call 234-4839. This menu is subject to change. All proceeds go to the many Elks Charities.


Melrose music

The Rough and Tumble is at the Melrose Coffee House, 1511 S. Melrose, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. The Rough & Tumble is a multi-instrumental folk-americana duo consisting of Mallory Graham and Scott Tyler. While they consider their beloved P.O. box location to be Nashville, the couple has been living on the road with their two dogs for two of their five touring years. As always, there will be espresso drinks and desserts for sale.

Final weekend for ‘Steel Magnolias’

Casper Theater Company will produce Steel Magnolias, by Robert Harling, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. The previous shows have been sold out, standing ovation events. The cast stars Rhiannon McLean, Joan Davies, Nancy Engstrom, Angela Brown, Marian Sisneros, and Barb Schell. The production will be held at the Casper Theater at 735 CY Avenue, next door to Family Dollar. Tickets are available at Charlie T’s Pizzeria, 112 E. Second St, Greater Wyoming Federal Credit Union, 155 W. Collins, Casper Senior Center, 1841 E. Fourth St, and at the door. Plan to go early if you are buying at the door.

Steel Magnolias is a comedy that will make you laugh and pull at your heartstrings with six women in Chinquapin, Louisiana.

For more information, please call Casper Theater Company at 267-7243.

Stage III opens

new escape room

Get your friends together for a tricky Halloween treat – an Edgar Allan Poe themed Escape Room at Stage III. Poe is missing from his study, and the police suspect foul play. Groups of up to 6 players have 45 minutes to search for clues, solve puzzles, and figure out where the author has gone.

Game sessions are available from Oct. 13 to Nov. 4. Ticketing for the Escape Room is only done online at For the complete Poe experience, make an evening of it with Stage III’s show “An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe” followed by an Escape Room session. Stage III is located at 904 N. Center in Casper. Supported in part by an award from the Wyoming Arts Council, through funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Wyoming State Legislature.

Crash on icy roads kills two in southwest Wyoming

Two people died early Monday morning in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 80 in southwest Wyoming, where a driver lost control crossing an icy bridge.

Alan Peterson, 54, and Silvia Peterson, 58, both of Idaho, died after their truck rolled twice before coming to a rest upside down, according to a Wyoming Highway Patrol crash report. Neither was wearing a seat belt and both victims were both thrown from the vehicle by the wreck.

The vehicle was found at 7 a.m. near exit 39, but the highway patrol estimated that the crash occurred about 5 hours prior. Authorities believe Alan Peterson was driving at the time of the crash.

Thus far in 2017, 113 people have died on Wyoming’s highways, according to the highway patrol’s online records. That number is up from 2016, but slightly down from the two years prior.

In 2016, 18 percent of all crashes in Wyoming took place on icy roads, according to a report published by the Wyoming Department of Transportation.

The closest National Weather Service office to the scene of the crash, in Evanston, reported temperatures in the 20s Monday morning. The low for the day occurred at 6 a.m. when the temperature dropped to 24 degrees.

Woman found dead in Bighorns was Louisville college professor

BUFFALO — Authorities say a University of Louisville geography and geosciences professor has died on a hiking trip in the Bighorn Mountains in northern Wyoming.

The Johnson County Sheriff's Office says 62-year-old Carol Hanchette of Louisville, Kentucky, died from hypothermia.

Authorities say she and 67-year-old Richard Cornelius of Billings, entered a wilderness area last Friday and made camp. While hiking Saturday, they separated when Cornelius decided to head back to camp on his own.

However, he got lost and never reached the camp. He eventually found his way out Monday and met others who contacted authorities.

A search for Hanchette began Monday evening.

Her body was found the next day. She had left the camp apparently to seek help and was hiking out with her gear in a snow storm.