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Complete Care Under one roof

Always Welcoming New Patients Family Medicine | Women’s Health | Dental Clinic | Pharmacy | Podiatry Respiratory Health | X-Ray | Lab | Counseling Services | Quick Care walk-in clinic

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Crest Hill Elementary

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nation’s most important holidays - Independence Day. For this whole month, take a veteran to lunch, buy them a cup of coffee, whatever is within your means, to show them you appreciate their service in keeping our nation free. The freedoms we enjoy and hold dear, come at a price. So while you're out cooking, boating, or fishing on the lake, wave your flags high, and celebrate our nation’s freedoms! Eric Salveggio Phone- (307)277-3918 Email- esalveggio@gmail.com

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Centennial Junior High

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Frontier Middle School

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Dean Morgan Middle School High School

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Ahh, July. It conjures up memories of swimming in the quarries, streams and lakes of Vermont, outdoor barbeques, fireworks, fireflies, and bonfire parties. Here in Wyoming, we also celebrate our rodeos, outdoor events like hiking, fishing, and, of course, cooking out! Along with these events, let us not forget one of our

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Non-Emergency Police

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Fire Department

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City of Casper Government

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Health Department

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Natrona county Library

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Main Post Office

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Natrona County Treasurer

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Natrona County Assessor

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DISCLAIMER: Any articles included in this publication and/or opinions expressed therein do not necessarily reflect the views of N2 Publishing but remain solely those of the author(s). The paid advertisements contained within The Eastgate Influence magazine are not endorsed or recommended by N2 Publishing or the publisher. Therefore, neither N2 Publishing nor the publisher may be held liable or responsible for business practices of these companies. NOTE: When community events take place, photographers may be present to take photos for that event and they may be used in this publication.

AREA DIRECTOR Melissa Black 307.262.7787 Melissa.fowler@n2pub.com Editor Eric Salveggio erics@n2publishing.com 307-277-3918 Publishing Assistant Arynn Roetts Contributing Writer Shannon Kersenbrock Jackie Mcdonald Maria Morales Jillian Riddle Eric Salveggio Photographer Ken Stoecklin Beartooth Photography ken@beartoothphotography.net Content Coordinator Jackie McDonald


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This section has been created to give you easier access when searching for a trusted neighborhood vendor to use. Take a minute to familiarize yourself with the businesses sponsoring the Eastgate magazine. These local businesses are proud to partner with you and make this magazine possible. Please support these businesses and thank them for supporting Eastgate!

ANIMAL HOSPITAL ALL CREATURES VETERINARY HOSPITAL Jim Morrison PO Box 3 Evansville, WY 82636 (307) 235-2884 www.allcreatures.com Ark Animal Hospital 4171 Swingle Road Casper, WY 82604 (307) 277-2045 arkanimalhospitalwy.com ASSET MANAGEMENT Schwartz,Bon Walker and Studer Tassma Powers 141 South Center Suite 500 Casper, WY 82601 (307) 235-6681 www.schwartzbon.com ASSISTED LIVING Mountain Plaza Assisted Living Brett Hede 4154 Talon Drive Casper, WY 82604 (307) 232-0100 www.mountainplazaal.com

Park Place Assisted Living (307) 265-2273 ATTORNEY / LEGAL SERVICES Schwartz,Bon Walker and Studer Tassma Powers 141 South Center Suite 500 Casper, WY 82601 (307) 235-6681 www.schwartzbon.com AUTO SALES / SERVICE Fremont Motors (307) 237-8491 www.fremontmotors.com AUTOMOBILE ACCESSORIES Extreme Truck Outfitters Ken Olson 1700 East Yellowstone Casper, WY 82601 (307) 265-4111 extremetruckoutfitters.com

BANKING WESC Federal Credit Union Elizabeth Stetz 155 W Collins Casper, WY 82601 (307) 234-5662 wescfcu.com BOOKSTORE Wind City Books Vicki Burger 1525 Center St Casper, WY 82601 (307) 315-6003 www.windcitybooks.com BOUTIQUES The Snob Shoppe Barbara Reece 812 East 2nd St Casper, WY 82601 (307) 265-2284 CONTRACTOR Keyhole Outdoor Living (307) 259-1907 keyholeoutdoorliving.com

CUSTOM DRAPERY / UPHOLSTERY Budget Blinds Tondi McCoul 4155 Legion Lane Casper, WY 82609 (307) 234-4973 www.budgetblinds.com / casperwy DENTIST Paul Dona DDS (307) 234-3890 ELECTRICIAN Alliance Electric (307) 315-6055 www.allianceelectricllc.com FINANCIAL PLANNING / INVESTMENTS New York Life Jude Watters Jude Watters 6000 East 2nd st Casper, WY 82609 (307) 577-5346 www.jwatters.com

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Stifel Nicolaus 123 West 1st St Casper, WY 82604 (307) 232-9450 www.stifel.com / branch / wy / casper FINANCIAL SERVICES Jim Glover Edward Jones Investments 4801 East 2nd St Casper, WY 82609 (307) 265-2624 FITNESS / GYM Fitness One Tim Jonart 5050 East 2nd St Casper, WY 82609 (307) 265-1114 fitnessoneclubs.com / locations / casper2 GREENHOUSE Meadow Acres Greenhouse and Nursery Hazel Suedes 13770 East Meadow Lane Evansville, WY 82636 (307) 235-1770 GROCERY / BUTCHER Grant Street Grocery Colt Adams 815 Grant Street Casper, WY 82601 (307) 237-2539 www.grantstreetgrocery.com

HEALTHCARE Casper Surgical Center Jim Sigler 1201 East 3rd st Casper, WY 82601 (307) 577-2950 caspersurgicalcenter.com Community Health Center of Central Wyoming 5000 Blackmore Casper, WY 82609 (307) 233-6064 www.chccw.org Mountain View Regional Hospital 6550 East Second St Casper, WY 82609 (307) 995-8100 mountainviewregionalhospital.com / HEALTHCARE / HOSPITAL Casper Aesthetics 6600 East 2nd St Casper, WY 82609 (307) 234-6554 HOME DESIGN Carpet Creations we're Flooring America Tara Bowden 150 North Walsh Dr Casper, WY 82609 (307) 234-6654 www. carpetcreationsflooringamerica.com HOME REPAIR & REMODEL Bailly's Plumbing and Heating (307) 234-6568

HOSPITAL Mountain View Regional Hospital 6550 East Second St Casper, WY 82609 (307) 995-8100 mountainviewregionalhospital.com / HOSPITAL / EMERGENCY CARE Wyoming Medical Center 1233 East 2nd St Casper, WY 82604 (307) 577-2388 wyomingmedicalcenter.org INSURANCE / FINANCIAL SERVICES Hepner Agency ALLSTATE Rich Hepner 2510 East 15th st Casper, WY 82609 (307) 266-2116 agents.allstate.com / rich-hepnercasper-wy.html Sandy Widmer Agency Farmers Insurance Agent Sandy Widmer 5840 East 2nd St Suite 100 Casper, WY 82609 (307) 234-1454 JEWELERS Ayres Jewelry Co Scott Aryes 118 East Second St Casper, WY 82601 (307) 234-2986 www.aryesjewelry.com

JEWELRY STORE Okes Jewelers Mark Okes 147 East 2nd St Casper, WY 82601 (307) 234-8314 www.okesdiamondcenter.com / LANDSCAPING / OUTDOOR IMPROVEMENTS Rodolph Brothers, Inc Aaron Rodolph 1908 Burlington Ave Casper, WY 82601 (307) 235-3029 www.rodolphbrothers.com MEDICAL AESTHETICS Casper Aesthetics 6600 East 2nd St Casper, WY 82609 (307) 234-6554 MORTGAGE BROKER Dave Maxer Dave Maxner 104 South Wolcott Casper, WY 82601 (307) 235-4262 NON-PROFIT NOWCAP Services (307) 233-0409 www.nowcapservices.org OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY All Women's Care 940 E 3rd st Casper, WY 82601 (307) 235-0000 allwomenscarecasper.com

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Casper OBGYN and Associates Susan Sheridan 150 N Melrose Casper, WY 82604 (307) 234-6988 OUTDOOR LIVING Decks Unlimited Lane Hansen (307) 277-0313 www.casperdecks.com Hershbergers Inc Linda Hershberger 5805 Cy Ave Casper, WY 82604 (307) 577-7727 www.hershbergerspas.com Keyhole Outdoor Living (307) 259-1907 keyholeoutdoorliving.com PAIN MANAGEMENT Mountain View Regional Hospital 6550 East Second St Casper, WY 82609 (307) 995-8100 mountainviewregionalhospital.com / PEDIATRIC CARE All Women's Care 940 E 3rd st Casper, WY 82601 (307) 235-0000 allwomenscarecasper.com

PHOTOGRAPHER Beartooth Photography Ken Stoecklin 3990 S. Poplar Casper, WY 82601 (307) 267-7031 www.beartoothphotography.net

RENTAL The Ridge at Blackmore Jessica Logan 5200 Blackmore Casper, WY 82609 (307) 237-2200 www.theridgeatblackmore.com

SHOPPING / RETAIL Wolcott Galleria Charles Walsh 136 S Wolcott Suite 203 Casper, WY 82601 (307) 247-0495 www.wolcottgalleria.com

PLASTIC SURGERY / DERMATOLOGY John Roussalis MD 1129 East 2nd St Casper, WY 82601 (307) 234-4585 www.casperplasticsurgery.com /

RESTAURANT Dsasumo Mo Hembree 320 West 1st Casper, WY 82601 (307) 237-7874 www.dsasumo.com

SKIN CARE Skin Care By Vondi 2241 Farnum St. Suite 103 Casper, WY 82604 (307) 235-4662 www.skincarebyvondi.com

PLUMBING & HEATING Bailly's Plumbing and Heating (307) 234-6568

RETAIL Floral Rhino Marcy Martin 139 S Center Casper, WY 82601 (307) 265-0063 floralrhino.com

REAL ESTATE Realty Executives Dennis Langdon 770 West Collins Casper, WY 82601 (307) 266-4466 www.homesincasper.com REALTOR Charlie and Jamie Shopp with Remax the Group Jamie Shopp 350 West Ast Suite 100 Casper, WY 82601 (307) 265-0200 shopprealestate.com

RETIREMENT PLANNING New York Life Jude Watters Jude Watters 6000 East 2nd st Casper, WY 82609 (307) 577-5346 www.jwatters.com SALON / HAIR The Snob Shoppe Barbara Reece 812 East 2nd St Casper, WY 82601 (307) 265-2284

TOY STORES Toy Town 147 S Center Casper, WY 82601 (307) 235-0550 toytowncasper.com WINDOW FILM / TINTING Formula ONe Casey Peak 440 W Yellowstone Casper, WY 82601 (307) 234-8468 formulaone.com

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Moe

Frank

precious pets

Family Members Name’s:

Josh, Corie, & Owen Perry Pet’s Name: Moe & Frank What kind of animal/breed is it?

Both dogs; Moe-shepherd mix, Frank- daschund Male or Female? Both male

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How old are your dogs? Moe-5, Frank-4 Where/why did you get your pet?

Moe- at the animal shelter when he was about 8 weeks old. Frank- from a breeder in North Carolina. Anything special or unusual about them (talents/quirks)?

Frank- has one blue eye and one green eye. He likes to be under a blanket or beside someone for warmth. Moe can sit and shake. Very loving and loves attention. What do you like best about your pet?

They are great company. How spoiled is your pet? Frank is more spoiled than Moe.

Frank demands attention, where Moe will ask for it.

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Upcoming

Charitable Events

When was the last time you were able to get together with your neighbors for dinner?

The Eastgate Influence is pleased to provide an opportunity for residents who are involved with a charitable organization hosting a local fundraising event to place a Charitable Event Announcement in our magazine free of charge. The announcement can run either the month prior or the month of the event inviting your fellow Eastgate residents to participate. Since the magazines arrive in the Eastgate mailboxes the first week of each month, timing is important! For an announcement to run in a particular month’s magazine, it must be submitted no later than the 10th of the month preceding the event (example: May 10th is the deadline for an announcement that is to run in the June magazine). Guidelines for these submissions: • The person who submits an announcement must be involved with the organization. • No sponsors will be credited in the announcement (unless a sponsor’s name is built into the official name of the event).

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• The announcement must be submitted no later than the 10th of the month one month before the announcement is to run. • All announcements must use this simple format: Charitable Event Announcement

• Event name: • Charitable Organization: (if not in the event name) • Day, date, and time: • Location: • Event benefits: • Cost to attend: • How to purchase tickets: • How to get more information:

About once a month, residents from the neighborhood will be gathering at a different restaurant in town. The food is FREE! All you pay is $5 for tip and any (adult) beverages are ala carte! This is a great time to catch up with old friends and make some new friends! If you’d like to participate, email Melissa Black at Melissa.fowler@n2pub.com to be added to our restaurant contact list and receive monthly updates about our next dinner.

If you are interested in making an even bigger splash, one-time paid ads are also available for charitable organizations. For information on this, contact Melissa.fowler@n2pub.com.

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Obstetrical & Gynecological Associates, PC • Come check out our new building & location • Taking new patients

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• Offering all Women's Services!

Welcome baby Korra!!!!

Korra Pauline Gwenivyr was born December 7, 2012 at 7:59 a.m. Weighing 7 pounds 15 ounces and 21.5 inches long to parents Tiphphinne and Jared Mustain and sister to brothers JackWilson, Ryeleigh, Ewan, and Rhyse.

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TV Show/Movies: Anything on Bravo, Rules of Engagement,

Homeland, Dexter

What college/university did you attend? Both Torry and

Shannon attended the University

Where are you originally from? Shannon is a Wyoming native

and has lived in Casper since she was 6, Torry is originally from Kansas. His family moved to Cheyenne, Wyoming when he was a freshman in high school. How long have you lived in this neighborhood? 15 1/2 years What do you love most about your home? It’s unique…we

haven’t seen another house like it. It is full of memories of our children growing up. The house is comfortable and livable!

What do you like to do to relax? Golfing, reading, traveling,

watching scary movies

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Neighbors At Home With The Kersenbrocks

Last Name: Kersenbrock Family Member Names: Torry, Shannon, Tess, and Abbey Street Name/Neighborhood: East 21st Street, Elk Horn Valley Pets: Max, the cat Profession (s): Torry owns East Side Homes, Shannon teaches

first grade at Manor Heights Elementary School

Favorites… Activities/Hobbies: We love to travel as a family and spend time

together doing everything from bowling to board games to watching great movies. Torry loves to golf and the girls love to read.

Restaurants: Botticelli’s, La Cocina Vacation Destination: Northern Oregon Coast, Mexico, Costa Rica Sports Teams: Torry is an avid Denver Broncos Fan

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How are you involved in the community? Members of the

Casper Country Club and attend local charity benefits. We have supported The ARC of Natrona County for many years. What is your favorite thing about Casper? We love the moun-

tains and surrounding areas. Casper has been a wonderful place to raise our girls and work. Tell us about you kids, what activities are they involved with/ schools? Abbey will be a sophomore at Kelly Walsh High

School. She will serve her second consecutive year as Class President for her Student Council. She just turned 16 and is a great driver. Tess, who turns 22 in July, will be a senior at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. She is majoring in Political Science and has been active on the Executive Board of her sorority, Chi Omega. They are both kind, giving girls.

What is your favorite part about living in your neighborhood?

People are extremely friendly and we love our view of the mountain. It’s just a peaceful, safe place to live.

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GET YOUR RUN ON! As the summer heats up, there are lots of opportunities to get out and enjoy the sites on foot!  Whether you walk, jog, or run- you can get your workout and support the community!

Upcoming Summer Events

July 9th 9am Casper Chase 5K @ Downtown Casper- City Park

July 19th 7:30pmREV3 Glow Run 5K @ Mike Lansing Field July 27th Skunk Hollow Sneaker Chase 8 -16 Mile @ Casper Mountain August 9th Wyoming Families for Hands & Voices 5K Night walk/Run @ Crossroads Park

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-Acute Care -Adult and Family Medicine -DOT and Sports Physicals -Accepts Walk-ins

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-Routine and High-risk Obstetrical care -Routine and Special Gynecological care -Gynecological Surgery -3D and 4D Ultrasounds

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lawn Provided by Neil Benton

P: 307-235-3029 | F: 307-235-4053 P.O. Box 2743 | Casper, WY 82602

THE BENEFITS OF USING A LANDSCAPE DESIGN “Failing to plan is planning to fail”

I was recently called by a homeowner named Marilyn who was very distressed saying, “My landscape was beautiful when they installed it five years ago, but now it looks horrible.” I said, “How is it that after five years you are just now unhappy with your landscape?” Marilyn replied, “The beautiful little evergreen bushes that they planted in front of my picture window are now covering it entirely. The quaint little tree that they placed by the corner of the patio is now covering so much of my patio that I cannot even sit out there anymore, much less see the water feature that they installed on the other side of my patio.” I inspected

the property the following week and found it to be just as Marilyn described and worse. I asked her who provided her with a landscape design, and she admitted that she did not get a design but instead relied on the knowledge of the contractor to provide her with the landscape that she envisioned. Marilyn said, “I knew exactly what I wanted and I told the contractor what I wanted, so I assumed that they would make it work.” The only solution to this landscape problem was to remove large portions of it and start over, costing thousands of dollars, not to mention the loss of perfectly healthy, mature trees and shrubs that were going to be thrown away because they were planted in the wrong places. A landscape designer will: • Measure your property and produce a scaled drawing • Make a drainage plan and identify any retaining walls that must be built • Assess the soil and identify necessary amendments • Give you all of the options of possible plant material and show you where they should be placed based on the growth habits of the particular plant or tree • Identify all mulch and sod areas and give you the quantities needed to cover adequately • Specify an adequate irrigation system • Produce conceptual pictures of what your landscape will look like after it is installed • Help you obtain estimates and inspect the project during the different phases of construction A good landscape designer would have saved Marilyn a great deal of headaches and even more money. Typically a landscape designer charges $60- $90 per hour which will equate to $1,500 to $3,000 to complete a residential landscape design. However, the returns on this investment in planning will be: • Confidence in your plan • Obtaining fair estimates from different contractors • Your vision will truly become a reality • Most of all, a landscape designer will make sure that you are doing it right the first time.

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Rodolph Brothers, Inc. DAVE MAXNER Loan Originator Id 707789 104 S Wolcott, PO Box 40, Casper, WY 82602 O: 307-235-4262 F: 307-235-4261 david.maxner@fib.com competitive rates • First-time Homebuyer programs • reFinancing online applications • instant prequaliFications

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Aaron and Nicole Rodolph of Rodolph Brothers, Inc. were presented with a prestigious award from the Small Business Association by being selected as the 2013 Wyoming State Small Business Person of the Year. Personally presenting them with the letter from the SBA was Candace Lane of the Small Business Development department. For 50 years, this nation has recognized and awarded an outstanding small business owner by inviting them to the nation’s capital during the National Small Business Week, now in its 50th year.  The Rodolphs will be attending this celebration, representing the state of Wyoming June 21, 2013. If you happen to see Aaron or Nicole, congratulate them on this outstanding achievement!

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Your Name: Jamie Purcell Where you volunteer/work: Wyoming Food for Thought Project Your Position/Job: Executive Director Website: www.wyomingfoodforthoughtproject.org www.casperfarmersmarket.com Phone Number: (307) 337-1703 Business Address: PO Box 4004, 315 N. Wolcott, Casper, WY 82604 Describe what your organization does: Creating equitable food access for everyone in our community and working to provide local solutions to hunger.

How did you decide on this organization (events that led up to where you are now, where you went to school, etc.)? After working in the for-profit world in what I thought was my “dream job,” I felt un-fulfilled. So I enrolled as an AmeriCorps*VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) and served a year of service with the Girl Scout Council of Wyoming. During my year, I experienced taking a program from idea to fruition including funding, staffing, and project implementation. I held a free summer day camp in 5 different parts of Natrona County (Mills, Evansville, Bar Nunn, North Casper, and Central Casper) so girls who otherwise were never able to be a part of the Girl Scout program could experience Girl Scouting. When I completed my year, I was hired as the grant writer for the Boys & Girls Club. That position evolved into a full-time Marketing & Development Director and then I had my first child. I planned to work at the office with my baby. But after just a few weeks back from maternity leave, I got the flu and after a full day with my kid, I knew home was where I was meant to be. So I left

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the Club and became a fundraising consultant. I also helped my husband run his business, Actual Image Service, for a year. But after our second child came, I was convinced by the vision of Kim Summerall-Wright who was the Executive Director of the Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies to come to work for her. She let me work from home so it was a no-brainer. I got to experience many different non-profit organizations as a consultant, but after I went to the food bank, my passion for working to help my community was fueled to an even greater extent than it had been working with any of the other organizations I had consulted or worked directly for. Food, shelter, and clothing are the three most basic needs and creating sustainable and local solutions to one or all of those problems is what fuels me today. That’s why, when the Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies decided to restructure, I left the organization knowing there were many holes in the Hunger Safety Net yet to be filled. So Wyoming Food for Thought Project was created by myself and Kim Summerall-Wright to insure the holes in the Hunger Safety Net and equitable food access in Wyoming was a reality. Today we are working to create local solutions to hunger and equitable food access for everyone, regardless of their socioeconomic status. How and when can others volunteer? Wyoming Food for Thought Project’s main focus includes the weekend food bag program for hungry kids, community gardens, and the Downtown Casper Farmers Market. Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization. Call us at (307) 337-1703 and we will find a way for you to use your talents! Where did you grow up? Tell us about you and your family… I grew up in Glenrock, Wyoming. I moved away from Glenrock after high school because I needed to get away (18 years in a small town and all that). After spending a year exploring the world, I moved back and have been in Casper ever since. I’ve been married to my awesome husband for 16 years and we have 2 incredible, adventurous, and entertaining kids – Jacob (3) and Arielle (6). What are you your hobbies/interests? My passion lies in the fact that one person can make a difference – and a lot of motivated people working toward the same goal can make a big difference. I love spending time with my family on our bikes, swimming, and traveling to new places. I am a mama first and an example to my children always. The BIG interests include finding good solutions to big problems like world peace, hunger, and conflict. The truth is that all big solutions start small, so I’m working on a local level to create solutions that are replicable.

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What Life is All About- A poem for my Mother By: Maria Morales

In years and looks we age through time It is but part of life's process For lines show like grime On foreheads and eyecorners of our faces Yet these are inevitable with time They reveal things of one's life lived sublime Often they serve as masks with varied meanings Sometimes giving us the freedom to fly with hidden wings Yes, we age...grow old...and finally retire Looking forward to meet our creator when we die But for sure we won't be feeling sad and sorry If through it all we've been good along the journey Cherish happy moments shared with family and friends And never regret having failures that made us strong in the end For once we have traveled this way all along With courage...with faith...with assurance that we belonged That is the spirit and real essence of life To be born...to grow...be cared for...and at times be stricken by strife For the real satisfaction that we'd finally get Is to be considered a wanderer who had worthily lived Whom others may never learn to forget.

When we see our parents reach their mid-senior years in sickness, it seems that every effort to make them smile is futile... feels very useless. To think that they have reached a certain age and have struggled to give us all we need to become better persons than them is painful. The short period of time spent with a mother at home, when she was busy making every effort to finance her children's college education due to poverty, is unusual but commendable. My mother is no different from "working moms" - she had to go out to make a living to cover the incapacities of my father. I love and honor my mom so much. She is an epitome of courage, patience, and determina-

tion to survive, turning the situation in her advantage for the sake of her children. I lost an ever dear best friend, counselor, tutor, and mentor when she died more than five years ago, but I still feel her love and companionship in my sleep, especially at troubled times.   Maria Loreta Morales Concerned About Pricing? Let’s Talk.

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out training wheels, and I can do crossovers on the ice! Favorite activities/hobbies: Play with my friends, help my dad, find butterflies, rolly-pollies, ladybugs and worms; play ice hockey, go ice skating, street hockey, go fishing, and ride my bike Animal: Pony Color: Pink Food: Fish Movie: Spirit Stallion of the Cimmaron Music: Who Let The Dogs Out Place to Play: At the park, ice rink, and Great Grandma and Great Grandpa's house Sports Team: My dad's hockey team, Rocky Mountain Moose Knucks, I cheer really loud! Subject: Art TV show: Strawberry Shortcake Vacation: When I got to see Grandma Connie in Denver, we got to go to the aquarium and museum!

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Walking is a CINCH this summer Provided by: Wyoming Medical Center, Community Development Office

Walk in each of the seven CINCH Community Walks this summer and you will have logged 14 miles and traveled every inch of the Platte River Parkway trail system -- from Paradise Valley Park to the North Casper Soccer Complex at Bryan Stock Trail. Or, you can pick one or two walks to jump-start your own walking regimen. This is the third year for the walks started by CINCH -- Casper’s Initiative to Nurture Community Health.

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Note: Growing up, we topped with cherry halves and pecans for a yummy treat!

“The purpose of the community walks is to bring community members together for a free, fun, and healthy activity,” said Megan Zaharas of Prevention Management Organization of Natrona County. “The walks help heighten awareness among community members about the various trail systems our community has to offer, particularly the Platte River Parkway trail. Our community has many free, available opportunities for healthy outdoor activities. Our hope is to jump-start and promote a healthy lifestyle.”

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Walks begin at 6 p.m. Mondays at different points on the Platte River Parkway trail system and stretch about two miles. A different health agency will host each week. CAT buses will shuttle participants from the finish line back to their parked cars at the start. Leashed pets are welcome. Here’s a schedule of July’s walks: • • • • •

July 1: Begins at Mills First Street Park, ends at Amoco Park. July 8: Begins at Amoco Park, ends at Adventure Park at the Crossroads Ball Fields. July 15: Begins at Adventure Park, ends at North Casper Ball Fields. July 22: Begins at Walsh Drive Rails to Trails, ends at Jackson St. Parking Area. July 29: Begins at Jackson St. Rails to Trails, ends at Poplar Street Rails to Trails finish.

CINCH formed in 2010 with a three-year, $35,000 ACHIEVE grant meant to identify and implement programs that promoted choices for good nutrition, exercise, and healthy lifestyles. CINCH is a partnership between several community health organizations, including Wyoming Medical Center. The ACHIEVE grant ended June 30, but many of the partnering organizations plan to continue working on CINCH projects and goals, Zaharas said. That includes the summer walking series. More than 200 walkers participated last year, and organizers expect a similar number or more this summer. Organizers hope the walks will become an annual summer event. “We want to encourage and empower others to take those extra strides in terms of improving or maintaining their good health,” Zaharas said. “Walking is one of the simplest and most enjoyable physical activities. By increasing the amount of steps you take per day, you will essentially increase calories burned, help improve your memory, mood and overall health.” Walks began June 17 at Paradise Valley Park. Wyoming Medical Center gave free pedometers to the first 25 walkers.

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Life is full of ups and downs — and the financial markets are no different. As an investor, you’re happy to see the “ups” — but the “downs” can seem like a real downer. Isn’t there any way to help smooth out the volatility in your investment portfolio?

First of all, to cope with volatility, it’s helpful to know what causes it. Computers that make trades in milliseconds, based on mathematical models, are sometimes blamed for intraday volatility, but large price swings can also occur following the release of government economic reports, such as those dealing with unemployment and housing starts. Global events, such as the European economic malaise, can also send the financial markets into a tizzy. By being aware of the impact of these events, you can see that the workings of the markets — especially their volatility — may not be as mysterious as you thought. Still, while knowing the causes of volatility can help you prepare for market swings, it won’t blunt their impact on your portfolio. To do that, you need to create a diversified mix of investments because your portfolio can be more susceptible to negative price movements if you only own one type of asset. To illustrate: If you owned mostly bonds, and interest rates rose sharply, the value of your bonds would likely drop, and your portfolio could take a big hit. But if you owned stocks, bonds, government securities, certificates of deposit (CDs) and other investment vehicles, the rise in interest rates would probably affect your portfolio less significantly.

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Unfortunately, many investors think that if they own a few stocks and a bond, they’re diversified. But you can actually extend your diversification through many levels. For the equity portion of your portfolio, try to own stocks representing many market sectors and industries. Also, consider international stocks. And rather than just owning U.S. Treasury bonds, consider corporate bonds and municipal bonds, and diversify your fixed-income holdings further by purchasing short-term, intermediate-term and long-term bonds. Work with your financial advisor to determine the mix of asset classes and investments that are appropriate for your financial goals and objectives. How you ultimately diversify your portfolio depends on your risk tolerance, time horizon and long-term goals — there’s

no one “correct” asset mix for everyone. And over time, your diversification needs may change. For example, as you enter your retirement years, you may need to increase your percentage of income-producing investments while possibly reducing the amount of growth investments you own. Growth-oriented investments tend to be more volatile, and you may want less volatility during your retirement. However, even during retirement, you will need to own a certain percentage of growth investments to provide you with the growth potential you’ll need to stay ahead of inflation. Keep in mind that diversification can’t guarantee a profit or protect against loss. Nonetheless, building a diversified portfolio may help take some of the volatility out of investing — so look for diversification opportunities whenever possible. Written by Edward Jones


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Review restaurant

By Eric Salveggio

Dsasumo Review

On a gorgeous June evening, several very fortunate residents of Casper were treated to fine dining and drinks at Casper’s Thai and Sushi restaurant Dsasumo. Who would have thought that Casper would be host to such fine cuisine! Owned by Mo Hembree, she is not only the owner, but on this evening, a wonderful hostess. The décor is quietly subdued yet lively and modern enough to not be stuffy. The Sushi bar in the back kept us tantalized with all the exotic treats being served around the restaurant, and serverd to only wet our appetites for the treats in store. We were served with an expediency that

one would expect in such facilities as seen in New York or San Francisco, and Mo herself was the model of hospitality. While the appetizers were being served and throughout the meal, our glasses were kept filled with our beverage of choice by staff that seemed to materialize out of

nowhere. The appetizers themselves were something one can only describe as being astounding in taste and texture. The mixture of spices, seafood, poultry, and beef in the dishes were enough to cause ones taste buds to celebrate in almost ecclesiastical bliss. Once the appetizers had been whisked away (and, I might add, they were almost a meal unto themselves), the main dishes were served – and oh, the scents that assailed our senses could only be described as coming from heaven itself ! Curry and other spices tickled our

palates as we went through what seemed to be an endless line of dishes for us to try, and we could hardly finish the cornucopia of delectables set before us. I am probably safe to say that everyone in attendance would have liked a roll around chair by this time – the amount of food, which is the normal sized servings, we were told, was amazing, and we all were stuffed….and then true heaven arrived in the form of the desserts!

We had had a great time of socializing with each other, and everyone was looking for a comfy pillow on the couch to curl up with and spend the remainder of the evening in a blissful, food induced stupor! This restaurant has long been a favorite of Casper and rightly so. One would be missing out to not try everything on their menu at least once! continued...

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Sunday, July 21 Michael Jackson HIStory II Show Where: Casper Events Center When: 7pm This musical biography will take fans right back to the Jackson 5 era before continuing on a thrilling journey to the current decade. Hit after hit tells the story of one of the greatest pop icons the world has ever known. Together with a live band of talented musicians, fully choreographed dancers, authentic costumes and the kind of high production values that can only be done justice in a theatre, Michael Jackson HIStory II Show is the recreation of what fans want but can never again see. For more information: (800) 442-2256

Monday, July 22 Community Walks Where: Platte River Walkway When: 6pm Walks along the Platte River Parkway will be held each Monday evening through the end of July. Each walk is approximately 2 miles long. Each week, the event will have a different starting point so that participants will have traveled the entire distance of the Platte River Parkway and the Casper Rails to Trails by the end of the program through weekly participation. For more information: (307) 235-8383 Friday, July 26 & 27 Natrona County Relay For Life Where: NCHS Dick Cheney Stadium When: Fri. 6pm; Sat. 11am The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life is a team-based overnight event where we raise money to fight cancer, raise cancer awareness, and celebrate cancer survivors and caregivers. The American Cancer Society is dedicated to help people get well, stay well, fight back and find cures. Join the Natrona County Relay For Life as it celebrates the American Cancer Society’s 100th birthday! We will have music, games, on-site FUNdraisers, and food throughout the night! For more information: www.casperwyoming.info Saturday, July 27 Balloon Festival Where: Downtown Casper When: 6:30pm Balloons will line Second Street and there will be live entertainment, a kids' play area, beer garden and lots great food! Up to 18 hot air balloons will line Second Street and their owners will open balloon baskets for photo ops, tours, questions, etc. until it is time to inflate and light up at dusk. There will be food and beverage vendors, a beer garden, live entertainment and a special children’s area with assistance from the Nicolaysen staff. For more information: www.casperwyoming.info

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Saturday, July 27 1st Annual Skunk Hollow Sneaker Chase Where: Casper Mountain above Hogadon When: 8am Choose from a challenging 8 mile or 16 mile (2 laps) trail run on forested XC ski trails, 2-track and single-track trails. Race starts along the Natrona County Parks Nordic Trail System. For more information: www.windycitystriders.com

Saturday, Aug. 10 & 11 Salt Creek Days Where: Throughout the town of Midwest There will be a parade, a community picnic, fun for the kids and even a golf tournament on a course made of mowed prairie grass and sand greens. If you would like to bring food for the picnic please only bring fresh fruits, vegetables and baked goods. For more information: www.casperwyoming.info

Saturday, Aug. 3 & 4 Beartrap Summer Festival Where: Casper Mountain Since 1994, the Beartrap Summer Festival has descended upon the meadows of Casper Mountain every summer. The sweet sounds of bluegrass and country captivate audiences by the thousands each year. 2013 is promising to be another stellar year for the music festival. Top music acts, vendors, and all around fun are on the schedule for this year. For more information: www.beartrapsummerfestival.com

Wednesday, Aug. 14 Wednesday Night Live Concert Where: The Nicolaysen Art Museum When: 5:30pm The Nicolaysen Art Museum's free, eight week summer concert series runs from 5:30pm to 7:30pm on Wednesdays through August 28th. Bring your chairs and blankets. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. For more information: (307) 235-5247

Friday, Aug. 9 I-Reach for Art Annual Fundraiser Where: Yellowstone Garage When: 6pm Please join us on a hot summer night to celebrate the ‘50s! Dust off your poodle skirts and saddle shoes, and meet us at the The Yellowstone Garage for the annual I-REACH for ART fundraiser. Entertainment, dinner provided by Armor's Silver Fox, and a live and silent auction will fill the hot August night. For more information: www.ireach2.org

Friday, Aug. 16-18 Renaissance Faire Where: Central Wyoming Fairgrounds Jousters! Minstrels! Vendors, games, food! A Midsummer Night's Dream! Enjoy tea with the Queen, wandering minstrels, games, vendors, and much more. This year’s faire will offer a pub complete with serving wenches and giant dill pickles. Turkey leg fans will be able to get their fill and that’s a promise! For more information: www.stageiiitheatre.org

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1. Determine the type of insulation currently used in your home

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If you are planning to visit Orlando for a vacation, you have probably already made plans to visit Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World and the other famous attractions. If you want to do something a little out of the ordinary you can also consider some eco tours in the rich nature of Central Florida. A kayak tour along the rivers and lakes of Central Florida is the perfect way to get close to nature. Bird watchers who take the kayak tours will be rewarded with views of beautiful birds including the Great Blue Heron and White Pelicans. Other animals that you may see include wild boar, deer, black bears, raccoons, bobcats and alligators. All of them are roaming in their natural habitats and not in a zoo so your experience of them will be different and unforgettable. Member SIPC

There are several areas in Central Florida where you can go on a kayaking tour. There are two national wildlife refuge areas that are perfect. One is Pelican Island, the U.S.’s first wildlife refuge which was set up in 1903 and the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Merritt Island is said to be the home of the largest number of endangered species in all of the U.S. wilderness refuges. Another popular kayak route is the Loxahatchee River Canoe Trail. This is a federally designated natural and scenic river and you can paddle to your heart’s content in beautiful pristine wilderness. If you are a history buff then you might enjoy a canoe or kayak trip along the Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon area. This is a historical area which was home to seven Native American cultures dating back to 7000 BC as well as the home of Spanish explorers and civil war troops.

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For example, two different kinds of insulation may have varying thickness but have the same R-Value. R-Values are clearly marked on all insulation packages. Check with your local utility company or building inspection department for their advice as to the proper R-Value for the insulation in your home. Then follow these steps:

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Another great kayak location is the Cape Canaveral National Seashore. Many people say that this is the most beautiful beach in the continental U.S. According to your interest you can also opt for some “specialized” kayak tours, exploring a particular ecological niche or meeting a particular species. Bird lovers will probably want to go on a specialized birding (bird watching) tour and the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge is the place to do it. The months of June and July are perfect because you will be able to see fledgling birds on the shore of an island near the starting point of the tour. You can enjoy this tour for about $25. This is just a small example of the ecological tours that you can enjoy while visiting Orlando. So, think about nature and set aside some time to enjoy the natural beauty of Central Florida.

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Many people keep trying new diets, fail, and then switch to another one. The reason is that they leave you hungry, deprived of vital nutrition and thus slow down your metabolic growth. One of the major health programs that claim to bring an end to all your problems is the peak fitness plan. The first step towards following the peak fitness plan is making a commitment. This commitment won’t be to your family, friends or spouse but to yourself. You should start by clearing your cupboards of all the junk food. Imagine an image of yourself at the end of your weight loss program and then commit to see yourself exactly like that, if not slightly better on the completion of your commitment period.

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Another step of peak fitness plan is to have small meals at frequent intervals and monitor your eating habits. The idea is to have everything in moderation and chart your progress. Set short-term and long-term goals and achieve them at any cost. Check your progress from time to time; the good results will keep you motivated. According to the peak fitness plan, the most effective way for burning extra body fat is through aerobic exercises. It lowers your body fat and enables the body to handle carbohydrates in a better way. Apart from this it also helps in increasing metabolism, reducing body fat, burning calories, and improving overall health. Aerobic exercises consist of continuous movement like cycling, jogging or walking, dancing, and working on treadmill or stepper mills. Since none of these exercises are vigorous it is easy to find both time and energy for them every day. You should start with a small time like ten minutes and then go on increasing your exercise duration gradually. It is also recommended that you keep rotating between different forms of exercises at intervals while maintaining a rhythm. The next step in peak fitness plan is to go for strength training. Your body fat composition is the major cause of the body’s resistance to weight loss so strength training is as vital as aerobic exercise. At times loss of a bit of muscle is gained back as body fat. Strength training prevents this condition by preserving muscle mass and sometimes also increasing it. There are many ways to accomplish this according to the peak fitness plan. One of the most convenient and popular options is to join a gym. However if you are unable to take time out for going tothe gym regularly then you can make use of exercise tapes or exercise benches. You can also use exercise bars or dumbbells. Another important step of peak fitness plan is to keep yourself motivated. Share your results with family and friends as well as healthcare specialists to give you a boost in confidence and motivation. Reinforce your commitment towards achieving a fit body in a perfect figure, with increased confidence and enthusiasm, and thus try to lose weight, look good and feel great! Article Source: www.wellnessarticlelibrary.com

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Eastgate homeowners...please thank these businesses for supporting and covering the costs of The Eastgate Influence. To find out how to get your business listed, send us an email at Melissa.fowler@n2pub.com. ANIMAL HOSPITAL All Creatures Veterinary Hospital Jim Morrison (307) 235-2884 www.allcreatures.com

FINANCIAL PLANNING/INVESTMENTS Jim Glover Edward Jones Investments Jim Glover (307) 265-2624

HOSPITAL Mountain View Regional Hospital Jeff Vanhorn (307) 995-8100 mountainviewregionalhospital.com

Ark Animal Hospital Dr. James E Thies (307) 234-1260 arkanimalhospitalwy.com

New York Life Jude Watters Jude Watters (307) 577-5346 www.jwatters.com

ASSET MANAGEMENT Schwartz,Bon Walker and Studer Tassma Powers (307) 235-6681 www.schwartzbon.com

Stifel Nicolaus Kevin Murphy (307) 232-9450 www.stifel.com/branch/wy/casper

INSURANCE/FINANCIAL SERVICES Hepner Agency Allstate Rich Hepner (307) 266-2116 agents.allstate.com/rich-hepnercasper-wy.html

AUTO DEALERSHIP Fremont Motors Mike Alano (307) 237-8491 www.fremontmotors.com CUSTOM WINDOW TREATMENTS Budget Blinds Shawn&Tondi McCoul (307) 234-4973 www.budgetblinds.com/casperwy DENTIST Paul Dona DDS Tish Neff (307) 234-3890 ELECTRICIAN Alliance Electric Jon Trujillo (307) 315-6055 www.allianceelectricllc.com

FITNESS CENTER Fitness One Tim Jonart (307) 265-1114 fitnessoneclubs.com/locations/casper2 HAIR SALON AND SPA Seasons Day Spa Tammy Bergman (307) 472-4552 www.seasonsdayspacasper.com HEALTHCARE Casper Aesthetics Dr. Saydjari (307) 473-6793 casperaesthetics@gmail.com HOME DESIGN Carpet Creations we're Flooring America Tara Bowden (307) 234-6654 www.carpetcreationsflooringamerica. com

Sandy Widmer Agency Farmers Insurance Sandy Widmer (307) 234-1454 JEWELERS Aryes Jewelry Co Scott Aryes (307) 234-2986 www.aryesjewelry.com MORTGAGE BROKER First Interstate Dave Maxner (307) 235-4262 OBSTETRICS&GYNECOLOGY Casper Obgyn and Associates Susan Sheridan (307) 234-6988 Casper Women's Care Cora Salvino (307) 237-5510 www.casperwomenscare.com

PHOTOGRAPHER Beartooth Photography Ken Stoecklin (307) 267-7031 www.beartoothphotography.net PLASTIC SURGERY/DERMATOLOGY John Roussalis MD Tiffany Waters (307) 234-4585 www.casperplasticsurgery.com REAL ESTATE Charlie and Jamie Shopp with Remax Jamie Shopp (307) 265-0200 shopprealestate.com Realty Executives Dennis Langdon (307) 266-4466 homesincasper.com RENTALS The Ridge at Blackmore Jessica Logan (307) 237-2000 www.theridgeatblackmore.com RETAIL Floral Rhino Marcy Martin (307) 265-0063 www.floralrhino.com

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