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Tuesday 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; 7 p.m., 500 S. Wolcott, closed; 7 p.m., 520 CY; 8 p.m., 328-1/2 E. A; 8 p.m., 328 E. A; 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.

Narcotics Anonymous: Noon, 500 S. Wolcott, 12-24 Club; 7 p.m., 15th and Melrose, at the church. Web site:

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 served 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, visit the website or on Facebook.

Fresh food at Poverty Resistance

Poverty Resistance Food Pantry, 450 S. Wolcott, in conjunction with the Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies, has a large variety of fresh food, including salad kits, potatoes, hot peppers, oranges, apples, stuffing kits, cut broccoli, cauliflower and more. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday.

Poverty Resistance Food Pantry strives to provide fresh healthy food to those in need, but sometimes the cost of keeping the doors open is overwhelming. Therefore, donations are welcome.

For more information about Poverty Resistance and their programs, email Mary Ann Budenske at, friend her on Facebook or send her a PM through Messenger.

NARFE social

Casper Chapter #358 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will have a no-host Social Meeting at noon in the meeting room at the Casper Senior Center, 1831 East 4th Street.

Tae Kwon Do starts

The next session of the popular Tae Kwon Do classes begins on Feb. 27, 2018 at the Casper Recreation Center. The Korean form of karate is for ages 8 and up (6 & 7 year-olds allowed if accompanied by a participating adult).

Improve fitness levels and self-confidence, learn self-defense tactics, and receive instruction in classical Tae Kwon Do under the requirements of US and International Tae Kwon Do Federations (USTF), which involves the skilled application of punches, kicks, blocks and dodges with bare hands and feet.

Beginners meet twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday; the advanced class meets Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 5:45 to 7:15 p.m. Instructor Gerald Sisco is a 7th Degree Black Belt and current USTF State Director.

For further information or to register, please call the Casper Recreation Center at 235-8383, stop by at 1801 E. 4th Street or go online at

Teen Book Club

A teen book discussion, sponsored by the Natrona County Library, will be held at 6:30 p.m., at Metro Coffee Co. This month’s novel is “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda” by Becky Albertalli. The group is open to teens in grades 9 to 12. Participants receive a free drink at Metro, courtesy of the Friends of the Library. To participate pick up a copy of “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda” in the Library’s Teen Zone. The Teen Book Club meets the last Tuesday of every month and new members are always welcome. Call 577-READ x101 for more information.

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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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