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Thursday's Highlights

Thursday 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., 328 E. A; 7 p.m., 500 S. Wolcott, closed; 8 p.m., 328 E. A; 8 p.m., 4600 S. Poplar, closed; 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.

Al-Anon: 7 p.m., A New Beginning, 500 S. Wolcott, Ste. 200; 7 p.m., A New Beginning open share, WBI, Pioneer Room. Douglas: 5 p.m., Converse County Library, conference room 2nd floor, 300 E. Walnut.

Narcotics Anonymous: Noon, 500 S. Wolcott, 12-24 Club; 8 p.m., 4700 S. Poplar (church basement). Web site:

Muni ladies golf pairings

June 14, 8 a.m. start, playing Highlands and Links. Play of the day is a putting competition. Please check in 15 minutes prior to tee time. For changes or additions please call pro shop at 233-6620.

High #1 Pfiefer, McCarrel, Sanford; Links #9A Wheatley, Webb, Boyle; Links #9B Marsh, Meyer, Pingel; Links #8A Ellis, Balas, Chadwick; Links #8B Hill, Warren, Schmidt; Links #7A Benardis, Ortiz, Farmer; Links #7B Dona, Neuberger, Hansen; Links #6A Bain, Santoni, Stolte; Links #5A Smith, Clark, TBD; Links #5B Wimbish, Heberlein, Fancher.

Flag Day at cemetery

The Natrona County United Veterans Council, in conjunction with Casper Elks Lodge #1353, will conduct a Flag Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. in the Tom Walsh Chapel, Oregon Trail State Veteran’s Cemetery, Evansville. The guest speaker will be Mark Gordon, Wyoming state treasurer and candidate for governor of Wyoming. The emcee will be Nathan Soper, Past Exalted Ruler of Lodge #1353. The Troopers will have an ensemble play at the conclusion of the service at the chapel. The public is encouraged to attend.

Kids eat free this summer

Natrona County School District provides free meals to children during the summer.

These summer meals will be served Monday through Friday at the following locations and times:

• Casper Recreation Center, to August 30, 11:15 to 12:45.

• Boys & Girls Club, Main Branch, to August 24, 11:30 to 12:30.

• Boys & Girls Club, Paradise Valley Elementary, to August 24, 11:30 to 12:30.

• Boys & Girls, Verda James Elementary, to August 24, 11:30 to 12:30.

• Mountain View Baptist Church, to August 31, 12:30 to 1:30.

• YMCA at Cottonwood Elementary, to August 31, 11 to 12:30.

There are no income or registration requirements. Any child under age 18 may come to eat for free. For more information, contact Natrona County School District Food Services at 253-5205.

Tip a cop at Texas Roadhouse

Members of the Wyoming Law Enforcement Torch Run from Natrona County will help servers at the Texas Roadhouse in Evansville, 210 Miracle St., in an effort to collect tips that they will then donate to Special Olympics Wyoming.

Law enforcement will be doing anything they can to assist the Texas Roadhouse employees and 100 percent of the tips placed in the special Tip-A-Cop envelopes on the tables will benefit Special Olympics Wyoming athletes.

Troopers in town

The Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps is practicing daily at Kelly Walsh High School in preparation for its national tour. A small ensemble will play at the conclusion of the annual Flag Day ceremony that begins at 11 a.m. at the Tom Walsh Chapel, Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery in Evansville. Practice blocks are generally 8 a.m. to noon, 1 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 10 p.m. The evening ensemble most likely resembles the official show, "The New Road West." Spectators are always welcome and encouraged to attend and support "America's corps," which is celebrating its 60th performing anniversary this summer. A free dress rehearsal will be held at Kelly Walsh High School at 7 p.m. on Sunday. Gates open at 6:15 p.m. Donations will be gratefully accepted.

Documentary screening at Adbay

"Reinventing Power" is a groundbreaking new documentary that will take you across the country to meet people whose lives were changed by clean energy. Produced by The Sierra Club and Transit Pictures, this film explores clean energy from innovation to installation. Showing at Adbay, 627 W. Yellowstone Ave. Doors open at 6:30, film at 7 with discussion to follow. Free and open to all.

Corvette drivers meet

Individuals with access to a Corvette are invited to attend the monthly meeting, dinner is at 6 p.m. and meeting is at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Holiday Inn, 721 Granite Peak Dr. Our charity drive for the month is J.R.'s Hunt For Life. If you would like to contribute or learn more, visit the web page or find the group Central Wyoming Corvettes on Facebook.

Summer glow skate

Casper Ice Arena hosts “Summer Glow Skate," from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is $4, accompanied by fun music and lots of glow under the black lights. Prizes will be given to skater(s) with the best glow.

Participants wearing neon or glowing accessories will receive free skate rental. Be bold and show your glow. Children 4 years old and under receive free admission with another paid admission. Groups of six or more, all with glow, will receive an extra-special discount.

The Glow Skate kicks off five themed public skating events held on Thursday evenings this summer.

For additional information about the Casper Ice Arena’s Glow Skate, please call 235-8484 or visit

Beekeepers meet 

It’s bee season. If you are thinking about become a beekeeper or you already have hives, join us to learn about bees and meet area beekeepers. Natrona County Beekeepers Association meets on the second Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. in the basement of the College Heights Baptist Church, 600 West 21st Street.

DivorceCare at HPCC

DivorceCare, a divorce recovery seminar and support group, is meeting at Hilltop Baptist Church, 2555 East 2nd, every Thursday evening, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. until June 21. 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," "Kid Care" and "Forgiveness."

For more information, call Pastor Rob at 265-6540 or email at

Ribbons at the rodeo

“Ribbons at the Rodeo” is at the CNFR, 7 p.m. at the Casper Events Center. Attendees are encouraged to wear pink, gray or any other color of ribbon that represents a type of cancer that they have been affected by. Ribbons will be sold at the rodeo on Thursday evening. The Natrona County Cow-Belles Royal Court will be also collecting donations. All proceeds will benefit the Relay for Life.

All evening performances are $10 general admission, $20 reserved seating (Rows 14-21) and $25 box seats (Rows 4-13). Tickets for Saturday’s championship round are all reserved seating with upper reserved tickets for $15, lower reserved for $25 and box seats for $30.  Tickets are available online at, in person at the SinclairTix Box Office at the Casper Events Center or by phone at 800-442-2256.

Muni band concerts begin

The Casper Municipal Band plays free outdoor concerts most Thursdays during the summer, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Washington Park band shell. Take chairs or blankets, sun screen and bug spray. Intermission guest is Paul Marquard, bagpipe.

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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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