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Sunday’s HighlightsSunday support meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous: 10 a.m., 500 S. Wolcott, Ste. 200; 10:15 a.m., 917 N. Beech; noon, 500 S. Wolcott, Ste. 200; 6:30 p.m., 500 S. Wolcott; 6:30 p.m., 328 E. A; 8 p.m., 917 N. Beech; 8 p.m., 328 1/2 E. A. Douglas: 1 p.m, Douglas, 628 E. Richards (upstairs in back), women’s meeting; 7:30 p.m., 628 E. Richards (upstairs in back). Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are open. Casper info: 266-9578; Douglas info: 30-351-1688.

Narcotics Anonymous: Noon, 500 S. Wolcott, 12-24 Club; 6:30 p.m., 500 S. Wolcott, 12-24 Club; 8 p.m., 15th & Melrose at the church. Web site: http://www.urmrna.org.

Nicotine Anonymous: 5 p.m., 500 S. Wolcott, 12-24 Club. Info: Pam M., 577-0518.

State chess tourney at CC

The Casper College Thunder Board Gaming Club is hosting this year’s Wyoming Closed State Chess Championship in room 183, Leisinger Hall.

The championship consists of a five-round tournament featuring 40 moves in 90 minutes and then a game in 60. The entry fee is $35 at the door, and the first prize winner will receive $250 and a trophy.

Sunday breakfast at Elks

Breakfast has started back at the Casper Elks Lodge every Sunday from 8 to 11 a.m. Serving pancakes, biscuits and gravy, bacon, sausage links, potatoes, scrambled eggs, French toast and omelets to order. New to the menu is build-your-own breakfast burrito. Also served is toast, juice, tea and coffee. All you can eat for $7, children 5 to 12 are $3, 4 and under are free. This is open to the public. For more information, call 234-4839.

White House reporter speaks

Dr. Anthony Harper, White House reporter for Intermountain Christian News since 2011, will speak at two Casper churches. He will speak at Good News Church at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, and at Wind City Church in Eastridge Mall at 7 p.m. on Monday. According to Harper, he is connected with the Wyoming Rescue Mission and Vision Beyond Borders, both nonprofits headquartered in Casper.

Blessing of the Animals

Bring your hairy-furry-feathered-scaly, four-no-eight-legged family members to the Blessing of the Animals at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 4700 S. Poplar, at 2 p.m. They will be blessed and thanks to God will be offered for their loving, often-entertaining presence. The blessing will be held outside on the labyrinth on the south side of the church weather permitting, and indoors if inclement weather. Questions, please call Rev. Temple Heatherly at 307-247-9609.

Mountain fire open house

Casper Mountain Fire Department is sponsoring an open house for all landowners and residents of Casper Mountain. The Department will open its station, 1000 Lemmers Road, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. This is an opportunity for mountain folks to meet the firefighters and see the recent engines and brush truck the department has purchased. Refreshments will be served.

New escape room at Stage III

Stage III has a new Escape Room to test your brain. “Escape from the Trenches” takes you behind enemy lines in World War I. You’ve sneaked into their bunker, now can you solve the clues and puzzles to determine when their next attack will be launched? Sessions are available to November 10, with a maximum of six players per session. Reserve your time online at stageiiitheatre.org. And watch for Stage III’s new show, “Journey’s End,” coming in November. One of the most powerful dramas of World War I, “Journey’s End” is produced in honor of the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day.

Pink plates fundraiser

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Wyoming Breast Cancer Initiative has put together events around the state to raise awareness and raise funds for Wyoming breast cancer programs.

Volunteers with WBCI have organized a statewide Plates for Pink Restaurant Week. Each night of the week will feature a different local restaurant. Restaurants will donate a portion of their proceeds from their evening event to WBCI. Funds are granted to breast cancer programs across the state.

Casper Restaurant Week: Downturn Wings N’ Greens, Sunday; The Office Bar & Grill, Monday; Racca’s Pizzeria Napoletana, Tuesday; The Gaslight Social, Wednesday; Keg & Cork, Thursday; C85 Wonder Bar, Friday; The Hangar Bar & Grill (Bar Nunn), Saturday.

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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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