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Heart of Casper starts Sept. 11

The Heart of Casper Community Bible Study welcomes all women to join us for “The Battle Plan for Prayer Bible Study,” written by Stephen and Alex Kendrick, producers of the movie “War Room.” This is an eight-week study. The cost of the study guide is $15 Join us at Hilltop Baptist church on East 2nd Street at 6:30 p.m., on Tuesday, September 11 for registration and the first lesson. Scholarships are available. Please contact Julie with any questions at 267-1351.

Free Hep A vaccine

The Casper-Natrona County Health Department is offering free Hepatitis A vaccine in three walk-in clinics: Friday, August 31, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., each day. The vaccine is offered while supplies last. Natrona County has seen an 84-fold increased in Hepatitis A infections in 2017-2018.

Specific risk groups targeted for the vaccine include people who work in commercial food establishments who handle and prepare food; people to who travel to or live in countries where Hep A is common; people who have sexual contact with some who has Hep A; men who have sexual encounters with other men; people who use recreational drugs, including marijuana; people who have clotting-factor disorders; people who are household members or caregivers of those known to be infected with Hep A; people who have sex with other people who use recreational drugs; law enforcement and other first responders; people who are homeless or who have unstable housing for a portion of the year.

Evening in the Word

Evening in the Word, a women’s nondenominational Bible study, begins Tuesday, September 11, 2018, with Henry Blackaby’s “Experiencing God,” 13-week study. It begins at 6:30 p.m. in room 1321 at Highland Park Community Church. Books are $20. Bring your Bibles. Call Gwen at 262-0719 with questions.

Uranium, atomic workers get info

Thousands of former atomic and uranium workers in Wyoming may qualify for medical benefits and financial compensation due to chemical or radiation exposure in the workplace. Questions and answers with a Department of Labor specialist is a free, open-format event where former workers can have their questions answered about filing a claim for their benefits through the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act and the Energy Employee Occupational Illness Program Act. All uranium workers prior to 1972 or former atomic workers are invited to attend the event.

Questions and answers with a DOL specialist will take place on Wednesday, September 12 at the Natrona County Library in the Crawford Room. The event is open-house style, where former workers can stop in anytime between 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. to have their questions answered. Coffee and refreshments will be provided. Questions and answers with a DOL specialist will take place on Thursday, September 13 at the Lander Community & Convention Center.

If a former worker has previously been denied their benefits, they should bring their denial paperwork with them to this event. Former workers can get more information about this event by calling 307-624-3059. If a former worker is unable to attend, they can call and request a free information kit.

Beginning Experience in Casper

Beginning Experience of Wyoming is a weekend program that offers healing and renewal to divorced, widowed and separated men and women. It is a non-profit, faith-based comprehensive program offered to all persons, regardless of religious preference.

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Become a Member

The next Beginning Experience weekend will be in Casper and starts promptly at 7 p.m. Friday, October 12, 2018, and runs through Sunday around 4 p.m., October 14. You must commit to the entire weekend. The donation requested is $150, which includes sleeping arrangements, meals, and materials. No one is turned away due to finances. Scholarships are available. Registration deadline is October 10, 2018.

A Beginning Experience weekend offers support and direction to help resolve grief or anger that can follow the end of a marriage by divorce, separation or death. The weekend can be a time for a real awakening, a re-evaluation, and a new beginning. Beginning Experience is a positive experience of hope. You can anticipate an intense reflective, possibly painful, but spiritually honest self-encounter. You will also find support, warm fellowship, and community.

Contact these team members for more information: Curtis (phone or text) at 307.240.1232 (please leave message) or email westcurtis2014@gmail.com; Diane at 262.4142, or Paulette at 267.6375.

Life after loss support

Life After Loss is a support group for people who have lost a loved one to suicide. This is a nine-week program designed to help you navigate the troubled waters of this time. The class starts Tuesday, September 18, 2018, at the Highland Park Community Church, 5725 Highland Dr., Casper, 5:30 p.m., room 1327. There is a $12 fee for the book and materials, scholarships are available. Please contact Ardith at 267-3532 or The Healing Place at 265-3977.

DivorceCare begins September 6

DivorceCare divorce recovery seminar and support group will begin September 6, 2018 in Casper at Hilltop Baptist Church, 2555 East 2nd St., and will meet every Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Child care will be provided through 5th grade.

DivorceCare features nationally recognized experts on divorce and recovery topics. Seminar sessions include “Facing My Anger,” Facing My Loneliness,” “New Relationships,” “KidCare,” and “Forgiveness.”

For more information, call Pastor Rob Peterson at 265-6540 or email PastorRob@HIlltopBaptistChurchCasper.com.

Ladies bible study at PoP

Ladies Bible Study will be held at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 2300 East 15th Street. Come join the seven-session study by best-selling author Priscilla Shirer. Classes begin Monday, September 10, from 3:15 to 5:15 p.m., for those who prefer a daytime class or 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., for those for whom evenings work better.

Classes meet in the Fellowship Hall through Monday, October 22. Books are $13. Scholarships are available. Please contact Susanne at the church office by calling 234-6475 or emailing pop@casperpoplc.org to sign up. Please mention afternoon or evening class preference.

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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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