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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. 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:

Temporary greens open at muni

Starting March 1, 2018, the Casper Municipal Golf Course will have temporary greens available for play on the Park and Highlands courses. The cost of play is $5 and golfers may play as many holes as they like. Golf cart rental will only be available when conditions are not too wet or snowy. The driving range is currently closed, but will be open once the snow has melted from the range.

All golfers must check in and register play at the Golf Pro Shop in the lower half of the clubhouse. Season passes are also currently available for purchase at the Pro Shop or at the Casper Recreation Center (1801 E 4th St). Season passes are available for purchase for $575 for adults (19 years of age or older), $250 youth (13-18 years of age), $125 children (12 years of age and under). PGA Golf Professional Gary Marsh is available in the Pro Shop at 307-233-6620 for all of your golfing and equipment needs.

For more information on the 2017 golf season or pass promotions, please log on to or follow Casper Municipal Golf Course on Facebook.

Free legal assistance

A volunteer reference attorney will be available from 2 to 4 p.m., at 115 North Center, First Floor, Natrona County Townsend Justice Center.

Volunteer Reference Attorneys are also available on the first and third Thursday every month at the same location. These attorneys assist self-represented litigants by providing legal information and resource referrals on civil legal matters. Any questions can be directed to Equal Justice Wyoming at 307-777-8383.

Free tax assistance has new location

The Natrona County VITA Program, a United Way of Natrona County initiative, runs Tuesday through Saturday through April 12, 2018. The hours are Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The service is closed Sunday and Monday. The new location is 350 Big Horn in Casper, located off of Poplar Street close to I-25. This is a first come, first serve program, no appointments will be scheduled. Individuals must bring their social security card, photo identification and the appropriate paperwork with them. For a complete listing of required paperwork, please visit the website listed below. The initiative is supported by funding from the Wyoming Free Tax Service and United Way of Natrona County.

If you have any questions, please call (307) 337-7411 during hours of operation or visit the website, or on Facebook.

Preschool signup starts

Prince of Peace Preschool, 2300 East 15th, begins open enrollment for Fall 2018/2019 Preschool.

Prince of Peace offers a Christian preschool that prepares children entering kindergarten excited and ready to learn. The school provides a developmentally appropriate program which welcomes all children 2 to 5 years to a child-centered environment that meets their social, emotional, physical, cognitive, creative and spiritual needs. The school curriculum follow the Wyoming Early Learning Foundations and Early Childhood Readiness Standards.

Prince of Peace will celebrate their 50 years of successful preschool September 2019. If you would like a tour or have any questions, please stop by or call the office at 265-7016.

Real Food class starts

Say goodbye to highly processed food and learn how to eat more whole foods! Join this 5-week program and learn how to plan meals, shop, and cook using whole, natural ingredients. Also learn how to read labels and decipher ingredient lists. Real Food will meet Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Classes will be held at the UW Extension Office at 2011 Fairgrounds Rd. Half of the class time will involve hands-on healthy food prep and cooking. The cost is $30, which covers all materials, including food. For more information and to register, contact Karla Case, RD at 235-9400 or Register soon as classes fill up quickly.

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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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