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Eastgate Influence October 2013

a social magazine for the residents of eastgate

Photographer J. Sore Photography

Parky’s Super Hero 5K Runners!

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City Information


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Hazardous Waste Road and Travel Report


Metro Animal Control


Natrona County Parks


Natrona County Library

Elementary 253-3000

Summit Elementary


Crest Hill Elementary


Verda James Elementary


Middle Schools 253-2900

Centennial Junior High


Frontier Middle School


Dean Morgan Middle School High School


Kelly Walsh


Natrona Country High School


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Fire, Ambulance, Police Poison Emergency


Natrona County Sheriff


Non-Emergency Police


Fire Department


City of Casper Government


Health Department


Natrona county Library


Main Post Office


Natrona County Treasurer


Natrona County Assessor


Natrona County Government

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.


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Melissa Black 307.262.7787

Jackie McDonald

sales executive Eric Salveggio 307-277-3918 Publishing Assistant Arynn Thorp Contributing Writer Eric Salveggio Aaron Rodolph Photographer Ken Stoecklin Beartooth Photography




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Letter from Jackie…

It is getting cooler... windows are open and the leaves are turning. I grew up in Texas and have known just two seasons my whole life... Summer and Football. Having lived in Casper just two short years, I am excited to see the hotter days wither away and leaves falling from the trees. Much to my surprise, I have started to like the cooler weather and many weather seasons, even the snow. My husband is excited about the other season... for our family, football is a part of life and we love to watch a good game! Our two girls are also football fans and have their own football attire which is worn more than just Sundays. I have worked with the magazines for almost a year now as the Content Coordinator, and I’m excited to take a new role as Advertising Account Manager. I love that I get to meet families every month and feature your babies, kids, and pets. Over the next few months we will be expanding our area and we are thrilled to reach more neighbors. I hope you will make it to the Fall Festival Block Party on October 26th and look forward to meeting you!


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Looking Your Best!



T he Rumor Mill….

Neighborhood News Upda t es

Each month we hear about different things around town… sometimes it is true, sometimes we just wish it was!

• The Cottage Café will be open for lunch on Mondays beginning September 29th! • Marshalls and The Gap Factory Store will be opening soon in Blackmore Marketplace. • Dick’s Sporting Goods is nearing completion and job listings have been posted online… do you know when it will open?

SKIN CARE: 5 TIPS FOR HEALTHY SKIN 1. Protect yourself from the sun – by using sunscreen and wearing protective clothing. 2. Don't smoke - Smoking makes your skin look older and contributes to wrinkles by decreasing the blood flow, oxygen and nutrients; therefore weakening collagen and elastin. 3. Treat your skin gently – limit bath time, avoid strong soaps, shave carefully, and moisturize dry skin. 4. Eat a healthy diet – some research suggests that a diet rich in vitamin C and low in

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unhealthy fats and processed or refined carbohydrates might promote younger looking skin. 5. Manage stress - Uncontrolled stress can make your skin more sensitive and trigger acne breakouts and other skin problems

Facebook Announcement… We have a new Facebook page... We want to keep in touch during the month about upcoming events and happenings in Casper. Please feel free to share photos, stories, and events around the neighborhood. Find us on Facebook under "Casper Magazines, The Eastgate Influence and Garden Creek Falls."

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The Wyoming State Bar does not certify any lawyer as a specialist or expert. Anyone considering a lawyer should independently investigate the lawyer’s credentials and ability, and not rely upon advertisements or self-proclaimed expertise.

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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

ATTORNEY / LEGAL SERVICES Schwartz,Bon Walker and Studer Tassma Powers 141 South Center Suite 500 Casper, WY 82601 (307) 235-6681

Ark Animal Hospital 4171 Swingle Road Casper, WY 82604 (307) 277-2045

AUTO SALES / SERVICE Fremont Motors (307) 237-8491

ASSET MANAGEMENT Schwartz,Bon Walker and Studer Tassma Powers 141 South Center Suite 500 Casper, WY 82601 (307) 235-6681

AUTOMOBILE ACCESSORIES Extreme Truck Outfitters Ken Olson 1700 East Yellowstone Casper, WY 82601 (307) 265-4111

ASSISTED LIVING Mountain Plaza Assisted Living Brett Hede 4154 Talon Drive Casper, WY 82604 (307) 232-0100

BANK / CREDIT UNION WyHy Federal Credit Union 1521 Centennial Ct Casper, WY 82609 (307) 234-2373 BANKING WESC Federal Credit Union Elizabeth Stetz 155 W Collins Casper, WY 82601 (307) 234-5662 BOOKSTORE Wind City Books Vicki Burger 1525 Center St Casper, WY 82601 (307) 315-6003 BOUTIQUES The Snob Shoppe Barbara Reece 812 East 2nd St Casper, WY 82601 (307) 265-2284

CONTRACTOR Keyhole Outdoor Living (307) 473-8912 CUSTOM DRAPERY / UPHOLSTERY Budget Blinds Tondi McCoul 4155 Legion Lane Casper, WY 82609 (307) 234-4973 / casperwy The Blind Guy Josh Larson PO Box 50067 Casper, WY 82605 (307) 577-1300 DECKS Decks Unlimited Lane Hansen (307) 277-0313 DENTIST Paul Dona DDS (307) 234-3890



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DESIGN Casper Monument & Rick's Rocks Lorena Potter 508 S. Conwell Casper, WY 82601 (307) 234-7621 FINANCE / LOANS WyHy Federal Credit Union 1521 Centennial Ct Casper, WY 82609 (307) 234-2373 FINANCIAL PLANNING / INVESTMENTS New York Life Jude Watters Jude Watters 6000 East 2nd st Casper, WY 82609 (307) 577-5346 Stifel Nicolaus 123 West 1st St Casper, WY 82604 (307) 232-9450 / 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 / locations / casper2 FOOD & CATERING Wolcott Galleria Charles Walsh 136 S Wolcott Suite 203 Casper, WY 82601 (307) 247-0495 GARAGE DOORS SALES & SERVICES Overhead Door Company of Casper Ron Parmely 2760 Fleetwood Place Casper, WY 82604 (307) 266-1440 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

HEALTHCARE Casper Surgical Center Jim Sigler 1201 East 3rd st Casper, WY 82601 (307) 577-2950 Community Health Center of Central Wyoming 5000 Blackmore Casper, WY 82609 (307) 233-6064 Mountain View Regional Hospital 6550 East Second St Casper, WY 82609 (307) 995-8100 / 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. 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 / HOSPITAL / EMERGENCY CARE Wyoming Medical Center 1233 East 2nd St Casper, WY 82604 (307) 577-2388 INSURANCE / FINANCIAL SERVICES Hepner Agency ALLSTATE Rich Hepner 2510 East 15th st Casper, WY 82609 (307) 266-2116 / rich-hepnercasper-wy.html Sandy Widmer Agency Farmers Insurance Agent Sandy Widmer 5840 East 2nd St Suite 100 Casper, WY 82609 (307) 234-1454 JEWELRY STORE Okes Jewelers Mark Okes 147 East 2nd St Casper, WY 82601 (307) 234-8314 /





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LANDSCAPING / OUTDOOR IMPROVEMENTS Rodolph Brothers, Inc Aaron Rodolph 1908 Burlington Ave Casper, WY 82601 (307) 235-3029 MEDICAL AESTHETICS Casper Aesthetics 6600 East 2nd St Casper, WY 82609 (307) 234-6554 MORTGAGE LENDER Dave Maxer Dave Maxner 104 South Wolcott Casper, WY 82601 (307) 235-4262 MORTGAGE SERVICES Stillwater Mortgage (307) 267-0687 NON-PROFIT NOWCAP Services (307) 233-0409 OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY All Women's Care 940 E 3rd st Casper, WY 82601 (307) 235-0000

Casper OBGYN and Associates Susan Sheridan 150 N Melrose Casper, WY 82604 (307) 234-6988 OUTDOOR LIVING Hershbergers Inc Linda Hershberger 5805 Cy Ave Casper, WY 82604 (307) 577-7727 Keyhole Outdoor Living (307) 473-8912 PAIN MANAGEMENT Mountain View Regional Hospital 6550 East Second St Casper, WY 82609 (307) 995-8100 / PEDIATRIC CARE All Women's Care 940 E 3rd st Casper, WY 82601 (307) 235-0000 PHOTOGRAPHER Beartooth Photography Ken Stoecklin 3990 S. Poplar Casper, WY 82601 (307) 267-7031

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

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

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

RESTAURANTS / FOOD SERVICES La Thai (307) 234-6588

REAL ESTATE Realty Executives Dennis Langdon 770 West Collins Casper, WY 82601 (307) 266-4466 REALTOR Charlie and Jamie Shopp with Remax the Group Jamie Shopp 350 West Ast Suite 100 Casper, WY 82601 (307) 265-0200 RENTAL The Ridge at Blackmore Jessica Logan 5200 Blackmore Casper, WY 82609 (307) 237-2200

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

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

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

WINDOW FILM / TINTING Formula ONe Casey Peak 440 W Yellowstone Casper, WY 82601 (307) 234-8468

TOY STORES Toy Town 147 S Center Casper, WY 82601 (307) 235-0550

Electronics Recycling Items you can recycle include (but is not limited to) the following:

Answering machines Cable boxes (analog, digital) Calculators CD-rom Drivers Computer Towers Consumer Electronics Floppy drives Insulated Cable (copper and aluminum) Laptop and Notebook Computers Surveillance Equipment Security Systems Video Equipment

Providing employment opportunities for people with disabilities!

NOWCAP Services - 345 North Walsh Drive Call for info or to schedule a pick-up/drop-off

(307) 233-0418 Wire Harnesses Batteries Cables and Wires Cameras Cell Phones Computers Connectors Electronic Components Hard Drives Keyboards, Mice, etc Stereo Components Telecommunication Equipment Servers of hazardous materials contained within computer monitors & Video Game Equipment Because televisions, we cannot safely disassemble at our site. We are able to Wiring receive & responsibly dispose of these items for .40 per pound

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tured and its tannins are firm but not overpowering. After spending 20 months in oak barrels, it has achieved a nice complexity but still retains its dark fruit flavors. It’s great with a tender filet. For the ribeye I chose a big, robust cab. Anomaly Vineyards 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon to be exact. It has a depth and complexity that has become too rare in Napa cabs lately. It has blackberry and cassis that is accompanied by cocoa and oak. It was a fantastic match for a big, meaty ribeye.

Different Wines for Different Steaks

Of all the pairing requests that I get, none exceeds the steak. "What will go with a good steak?" is the most common question. My response is, "What cut of steak?" I' m not trying to be difficult, but the wine that I choose can vary according to the cut of steak. For instance, a meaty, bone-in ribeye demands a wine to match. Go with something big and meaty, like a Napa Cab, a French Cahors, or even a South African Pinotage. Using the same

logic, I would choose a more delicate wine to pair with the delicate flavor of a filet mignon. The idea is that you don’t want to choose a wine that would overpower the steak. Conversely, you also don’t want a light wine to disappear when enjoyed with a big flavored steak. When pairing food and wine, always drink what you enjoy first. Beyond that, you want wine and food to complement each other, not overpower each other. First, the steak. I love steak. I love to sear it on the outside and have it medium-rare on the inside. Since I love it the way it is, I don't embellish it very much. After leaving them out of the refrigerator for 30 minutes, I season them with a simple seasoned salt. That's it. I put it on a screaming hot grill for 3 to 7 minutes, depending upon the thickness of the steak. Then I turn it about 90 degrees for the same amount of time. Then I flip and repeat. Let the steak rest for 10 minutes before tucking into it. That will give it time to redistribute the juices throughout the steak so that it will not be dry. I use the same cooking technique for whatever cut of steak I am cooking, taking thickness into account of course. Here are some suggestions for wines to go with various cuts of meat: Filet Mignon: Malbec, Merlot, Chianti Ribeye: Cabernet, South African Pinotage, Cahors New York Strip: Bordeaux, Nebbiolo, Cotes-du-Rhone

Some of my favorites of the above wines that can be found locally are: For the filet, I like Riglos Gran Malbec 2009. It is dark and struc-


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Finally for the New York strip, I chose a nice merlot dominated Bordeaux. The 2009 St. Emilion by Chateau Val d’Or. This wine is one of my favorites to go with steak or other roasted or grilled meats. It has an intensity to it that is balanced by its elegance on the palate. It has fruit tempered by a subtle smoke nuance that expresses itself well with a New York strip. So when choosing a wine to go with your steak, consider wines you enjoy but also consider the cut of steak. Enjoy!


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This particular clothing syncopation includes non-traditional dresses, blouses and shirts by designers like Tumbleweed Ranch, Fresh Laundry, Bella Luxx, Zen Knits, and more! Along with jewelry fashioned by owner Barbara Reece, like silver bucking horses adorned with Swarovski crystals.

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Bred in the Black Hills, we brought him home to be a best friend to the boys.

Family Part of the

Where/why did you get your dog? Bred in the Black Hills, we

brought him home to be a best friend to the boys.

Is there a story behind the name? Our 3 year old named him

after the Disney Movie.

Anything special or unusual about him (talents/quirks)? He

Precious Pets

chases rabbits in his sleep, spots birds in the yard through the windows, loves to fetch, and swims and runs with the boys.

Family Members Name’s: Kristi & Dennis Fulton

What do you like best about your dog? He is very patient with

Dog’s Name: Bolt

the kids and doesn’t shed.

What kind breed is he? Goldendoodle (golden retriever/stan-

How spoiled is Bolt? Pretty Spoiled. He sleeps inside, loves fancy treats and lots of attention.

Male or Female? Male

What else should we know about him and/or how he has enriched your home/family? He is an excellent playmate for the

dard poodle)

How old is your dog? 4 years in November

children and great defender of our yard from rabbits. His need of exercise motivates his family to get active more often.




The Eastgate Influence and Garden Creek Falls events are a fun reason to get out of the house, meet your neighbors, and make new friends. They are held at restaurants, salons, spas, sporting events, you name it. These businesses all want Eastgate and Garden Creek residents to check out their facilities, and they roll out the red carpet to welcome us. Free dinners, free haircuts, free massages, etc. We do a story on the event, and a photographer will be on hand snapping pictures. All events are at NO COST and there is no obligation. Seating is limited! If you would like to begin receiving email invitations to these events, please submit your name, address, phone number, and email address to our team: This events email list is just for the magazine and is very private. We will never sell this list or give your name out to anyone else. Ever. You have our word on that.

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& Wellness

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nintentional injury is the number one cause of death among children ages 14 and under in the United States. Each year, 1 out of every 4 children needs medical attention for an accidental injury. Safe Kids of Central Wyoming wants every kid to have a safe and healthy October. As many as 90 percent of accidental injuries can be prevented, and our mission is to educate children and parents on doing just that. We are part of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network of organizations dedicated to preventing unintentional injuries in children. Wyoming Medical Center is our lead agency. Below is a roundup of safety and prevention events in which Safe Kids will participate this month. We hope to see you at a few. You can find many more safety tips at

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Fire Prevention Month, Oct. 1-31

A child dies in a house fire every day in this country. Because house fires spread quickly, children can have just two minutes to get out once the alarm sounds. Use these tips from www. to keep your family safe in a house fire. • Install smoke alarms: Working alarms reduce the chance of dying in a fire by 50 percent. Install one on every level of your home and in every bedroom. Teach children to get low and get out when they hear the alarm. • Teach kids fire safety: Instruct your children not to play with lighters, matches, or fireworks. If children use these items under your supervision – dependent on the maturity and age of your child – have a fire extinguisher and phone close by. • Make a plan: Create – and practice – a fire escape plan for your house that includes two exits. Time how fast your family gets out.

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WyHy is a proud co-sponsor of


The 2nd Annual Eastgate Influence Block Party SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 10:00am–2:00pm

We’ll have Trick-or-Treat bags for the kids to decorate and we’re giving away a Kindle Fire!

Wind City Dental 1530 Centennial Court, Casper

800.442.2392 • 307.234.2373 1521 Centennial Court, Casper

International Walk to School Day, Oct. 9

Walking is a healthy way for children to get to school, so long as they do it safely. Safe Kids will partner with Natrona County School District and the FedEx Cares program to promote safety education for young walkers and drivers. For more information, visit National School Bus Safety Week, Oct. 21-15

School buses are the safest motorized way for your child to get to school, as long as you and your child follow a few safety tips.

IT’s NO LONGER YESTERDAY Anita Miller, Heart Valve Replacement

• Walk with your children: Escort your children to the bus stop and wait with them until it shows up. Kids should stand three giant steps off the curb. • Wait for the full stop: Teach kids to wait until the bus is completely still before boarding and to never walk behind the bus. • Wait to cross the street: If kids must cross the street after the bus drops them off, they should take five giant steps in front of the bus and look to the bus driver for the all clear. Then, they should look both ways before making the cross. • Follow the speed limit: Drivers must slow down to 20 mph in school zones and near bus stops. Look for kids who may be getting on or off of school buses. Stop when a bus is flashing its lights, this means the bus is preparing to stop and load or unload students.

Contact: 10:00 - 5:30 Monday thru Friday 10:00-2:00 Saturday (307) 234-8314 |

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Halloween at the Mall, Oct. 31

Safe Kids of Central Wyoming and Safe Communities will participate in this fun event from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Eastridge Mall in Casper. We will distribute pedestrian and vehicle safety activity books and information along with other goodies.

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Vacation Destination: Mexico and Alaska Sports Teams: Jacksonville Jaguars, Denver Broncos, and Wyo-

ming Cowboys!

TV Show/Movies: Disney Movies, Disney Channel, HGTV, Discovery Channel, and National Geographic Channel

University of Wyoming and Boulder College of Massage Therapy

What college/university did you attend?

Where are you originally from? Both Traci and Angelo were born and raised in Wyoming. Angelo in Casper and Traci was born in Buffalo, raised in Saratoga, and went to High School at Kelly Walsh.

Meet your


in the community that are affected by structure fires or other natural disasters. Traci was Board President for a non-profit dance school last dance season. If you have kids, what activities are they involved with? Kay-

lee is involved with activities at Fort Caspar Academy. Paxton is involved in hockey, gymnastics, and wrestling.

What is your favorite part about living in your neighborhood?

We love the Eastside because it is close to everything. Having lived in this area in high school, it feels like home. Favorite Family Tradition: We love Christmas at our house! We

decorate our house inside and out. We love to go and look at Christmas lights.

How long have you lived in this neighborhood? Our home

was completed a year ago July.


What do you like to do to relax? Watch football, family dinners, fishing, snowmobiling, and traveling

Family spotlight Family Name: Aguilar Family Member Names: Angelo, Traci, Kaylee (10), and Paxton (3) Street Name or Neighborhood: East 21st Street Pets: 2 new lab puppies, Harlo and Ash just joined our family Profession (s): Angelo works with DCT. Traci is a Real Estate

How are you involved in the community? Traci is currently

involved in the Red Cross teaching disaster preparedness, CPR/ First aid, and instructs volunteer classes. She also helps families

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Agent at Coldwell Banker and also is the Branch Director/ Disaster Response Specialist for the American Red Cross. Favorites‌

Activities/Hobbies: The Aguilars love to spend time together

and with family. Angelo enjoys hunting and fishing, and Traci enjoys dance and being a mom.

Restaurants: We are partial to the FireRock because we were

married there in 2009.


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Parky’s Super Hero 5K

Photographer J. Sore Photography

Deb Harlow’s Homecoming

Photographer Eric Salveggio

CWO3 Deb Harlow Deb Harlow’s welcomed home. An Army Blackhawk helicopter pilot, Chief Warrant Officer Harlow returned home on leave after several tours in Afghanistan, on her way to Fort Huachuca. She was heard to say that she wasn't all that special to deserve such a welcome.....and our reply was, coming home as our sister in arms, and whole, made her extremely special, indeed. It was a poignant reminder to be proud of all those who have sacrificed for our, and others, freedoms and to appreciate even more those who make it home.




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We are open 8am to 8pm everyday!

• Fountains, Ponds, Water Plants & Supplies • Free Yard Calls By Hazel .

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CASPER Obstetrical & Gynecological Associates, PC • Come check out our new building & location • Taking new patients • Offering all Women's Services!

150 N. Melrose, Casper, WY 82604 | 234-6988

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ongratulations to Matt and Megon Adams who welcomed their beautiful daughter Everlee Athena Kay Adams. Born July 18th at 7:18PM weighing 6lbs 11oz and 19 inches long.



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Surviving or Thriving? By: Aaron Rodolph


ran into a client the other evening while out to dinner with my family, and she told me how amazed she was at the superb growth of her trees that we had planted for her just 3 years ago. She reminded me that her back porch was all too close to the neighbor’s bay window, and even her 6 foot tall privacy fence did not offer enough privacy. We had suggested planting some Austrian Pine Trees, but the access was so limited that we could only get 6 foot tall trees into her back yard. She was very skeptical at the time because the trees were only as tall as her fence and she assumed that it would take a long time for them to grow up and block the neighbor’s view. We

assured her that if she would let us “do it right” then the trees would thrive and grow quickly to accomplish her goal of privacy. She skeptically quipped, “What does it mean to DO IT RIGHT?” We explained: • Planting trees correctly in the first place is very important. Many of the trees that our arborist encounters were not planted correctly and their growth is stunted as a result. • Every tree must be fertilized at least once each year. Trees are not native to most of Casper because the soil is so poor. A proper nutrition plan is a must. • A high quality tree fertilizer will contain elemental compounds that can lower the soil’s high pH that is detrimental to growth. The soil in Casper has a high pH: this is the primary reason that trees grow so slowly here in our town. • A high quality tree fertilizer should be administered in the area where the feeder roots are growing, which is about 6 inches below the surface. This area, called the rhizosphere, can only be fertilized effectively by injecting high pressure water and nutrients that break up the clay soil: this then promotes exponential root growth. This type of fertilization is accomplished with the use of a 6 inch probe attached to a high pressure pump capable of building over 300PSI. • Conifer trees like pine and spruce should be sprayed with a protective coating that helps protect them against our dry winter winds. (Remember, trees weren’t growing here before.) The wind completely sucks the moisture out of the pores in the needles which ultimately causes the tree to die on that side. This protective coating helps to prevent that. She agreed to let us “do it right” and over the last 3 years we did just that: now the trees are over 12 feet tall, and she can’t see the neighbors anymore. Casper is a tough place to grow anything, but don’t give up, just “do it right.”

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Resident Recipe Facebook Favorite…Social Media has given way to a whole new idea of sharing recipes… Here is one that is a must try for the fall!

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2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup white sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 eggs 1 (9 inch) prepared pie crust (or Graham cracker crust, whichever you prefer) 1/2 cup pumpkin puree 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 pinch ground cloves 1 pinch ground nutmeg 1/2 cup frozen whipped topping, thawed

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Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). • In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Blend in eggs one at a time. Remove 1 cup of batter and spread into bottom of crust; set aside. • Add pumpkin, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg to the remaining batter and stir gently until well blended. Carefully spread over the batter in the crust. • Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until center is almost set. Allow to cool, then refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight. Cover with whipped topping before serving.

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October The Eastgate Influence Name: Lindsey Bagwell Age: 5


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Brothers or Sisters: Elijah and Rachel Sports I Play: Soccer, Tumbling, and Ballet Musical Instrument I Want to Learn: Guitar Something Unique About Me: I love to

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When I Grow Up I’m Going to Be: A Cowgirl


Activities/Hobbies: Playing soccer, singing,

dancing, and monkey bars Animal: Monkey Color: Green Food: Corn Dogs Movie: The Lorax Music: The songs from the Kingdom Rock VBS Place to Play: In Bounce Houses Subject in School: Library TV show: Good Luck Charlie on the Disney Channel Vacation: Going to Texas

Name: Rachel Bagwell Age: 5

Name: Elijah Bagwell Age: 7

Grade: Pre-K School: St. Anthony’s Tri-Parish Catholic School Brothers or Sisters: Elijah and Lindsey Sports I Play: Soccer, Tumbling, and Ballet Musical Instrument I Want to Learn: Xylophone Something Unique About Me: I’m a great artist and I’m very funny! When I Grow Up I’m Going to Be: A Princess, Firefighter, and Artist As a local Allstate Agent, I'm proud to support The Boys and Girls Club of Casper. And now, it's easy for you to help too. Call or stop by for a free insurance quote and I'll donate $10* to The Boys and Girls Club of Casper.


Something Unique About Me: I’m really

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Activities/Hobbies: Art Animal: Giraffe Color: Pink, Red, and Purple Food: Mac ‘n Cheese and Cupcakes with Sprinkles Movie: Barbie and the Pink Shoes Music: Skid-A-Ma-Rink-A-Dink-A-Dink Place to Play: The Pool at the Rec Center Subject in School: Art TV show: Go Diego Go Vacation: Camping

Musical Instrument I Want to Learn: Drums

and Guitar

Grade: 2nd School: St. Anthony’s Tri-Parish Catholic School Brothers or Sisters: Lindsey and Rachel Sports I Play: Soccer and pretty much any-

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Living 5 Tips to Help Seniors Enjoy the Holidays


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Stroll down memory lane. Holidays provoke memories, which can be especially powerful in the later years of life. “Leading authorities have observed that memory and ‘life review’ are important parts of the aging process,” says Barry Lebowitz, Ph.D., deputy director of UCSD’s Stein Institute for Research

on Aging. “Older people whose memories are impaired may have difficulty remembering recent events, but they are often able to share stories and observations from the past. These shared memories are important for the young as well—children enjoy hearing about how it was ‘when your parents were your age…’” Plan ahead. If older family members tire easily or are vulner-

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able to over-stimulation, limit the number of activities they are involved in or the length of time they are included. The noise and confusion of a large family gathering can lead to irritability or exhaustion, so schedule time for a nap, if necessary, and consider designating a “quiet room” where an older person can take a break.

Avoid embarrassing moments. Try to avoid making com-

ments that could inadvertently embarrass an older friend or family member who may be experiencing short-term memory problems. If an older person forgets a recent conversation, for example, don’t make it worse by saying, “Don’t you remember?” Be inclusive. Involve everyone in holiday meal preparation,

breaking down tasks to include the youngest and oldest family members. “Older adults with physical limitations can still be included in kitchen activities by asking them to do a simple, helpful task, like greasing cooking pans, peeling vegetables, folding napkins, or arranging flowers,” Sewell says.

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Thank goodness for Friday—the gateway to a new adventure. Celebrated in movies and songs, the weekend looms large in the imagination. It seduces us with the heady possibilities of recreation, relaxation, and romance. It’s our eagerly anticipated escape valve, a release from the daily grind.


Springdale, UT

Snowcapped mountains and expansive bays form the backdrop for the Northwest’s greatest boomtown—a city of diverse neighborhoods that embraces both outdoorsy culture and innovation. Make your base downtown’s 1927 Rosewood Hotel Georgia , with revamped Art Deco–inspired rooms and a slick, dark-woodand-gold paneled restaurant run by star chef David Hawksworth. From there, it’s a leisurely stroll to Stanley Park, where you can hike along the 14-mile Seawall Trail. Or head to the Victorian Gastown neighborhood to see Native American art galleries such as the three-story Hill’s Native Art, which showcases ceremonial masks and totem poles, limited-edition prints, and bentwood boxes. For the city’s best shopping, the indie district around King Edward Avenue is full of one-off gems.

It’s just a 2 1/2-hour drive from Las Vegas to this small town on the Virgin River, but the desert gets empty and wild surprisingly fast. Springdale is the anti-Vegas: canyoneers mingle with fine-art photographers at weekly gallery openings and plein-air painters head to workshops at the Zion Canyon Field Institute. The biggest draw is nearby Zion Canyon, a narrow funnel of 2,000-foot-high sandstone walls glossy with a crimson patina and top-heavy buttes that appear to shoot straight up from earth to sky. Like the rest of Springdale, it’s authentic without trying too hard: reclaimed old-growth Douglas fir floors and a tawny palette of neutrals provide a soothing retreat from the blazing red rock outside. Springdale comes alive in the evenings when residents gather at the Bit & Spur and Saturday-night music festivals.

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It’s impossible to pack all the adventure found in this Northwestern island chain into a weekend, but the town of Friday Harbor is the ideal starting point for any attempt. The contemporary wood-and-glass Island Inn at 123 West is the latest place to sneak in a rest between guided sea-kayaking trips and wildlife treks through nearby English Camp park to spot blacktailed deer and bald eagles. On Saturday mornings, locals amble through the San Juan Island Farmers Market at the Brickworks plaza and then be sure to swing by Duck Soup Inn. Asheville, NC

If George Washington Vanderbilt III had known how hip Asheville would become, he might have built his estate Biltmore closer to town! The mountain retreat is chockablock with artisanal restaurants and shops and is only a five-minute drive from the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway. At the clubby new Aloft Asheville Downtown, guests and locals gather in the Crayolabright lounge for classic martinis and Appalachian Bird Dogs. Nearby, Wicked Weed Brewing has brought the number of microbreweries in town to 13. From shopping local boutiques to fine dining and hiking in the mountains, Asheville has something for the whole family. Article Source:


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ater-based heating systems have proven to be a reliable source of quiet, even heating. There are two basic type systems: steam and hot water. While these systems differ in their operation and controls, they both utilize a boiler as the vessel to heat the water and a piped distribution system connected to radiators to provide heat in individual rooms. The most common type fuels used with residential boilers are gas and oil. In a steam boiler, water is heated in much the same way as it is in a whistling teapot. As water in the partially filled teapot or boiler is heated to 212°F, it turns to steam while the pressure within the system increases. In a teapot, the excessive pressure is vented through a hole in the spout. In a steam heating system, the steam rises under low pressure through the pipes to the radiators. On each radiator, an air vent opens as the steam increases the air pressure within the radiator. When the steam reaches the vent, it closes. As the heat of the radiator radiates to the room, the steam eventually cools and condenses to water, and, by gravity-flow returns to the boiler to be reheated. All steam boilers require a pressure relief valve and a low-water cut off. Most steam systems have a manual feed valve to allow for the periodic addition of water to the system. A "sight" gauge on the side of the boiler indicates the water level. Water normally needs to be added every few weeks in order to maintain the water level at the one half to two thirds full level. Most modern hot water boilers have an automatic feed system. As the water is heated, it expands. The extra volume is forced into an expansion tank, which helps prevent the buildup of excessive pressure. A pressure relief valve is also required to ensure the boiler pressure does not reach excessive levels. Boiler temperature and pressure can be observed on a gauge mounted on the unit. Under normal operating conditions temperatures will range from 160° to 220°F, with water pressure in the 12-18 psi (pounds per square inch) range. Readings outside these parameters generally indicate that the unit should be checked. Steam and hot water systems have an economic service life of approximately 20-25 years or longer. Regardless of the age or type system, annual servicing is recommended.

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Upcoming Social Events… Join Us!

October 26th from 10am -2pm in the parking lot of Wind City Dental (1530 Centennial Court). Sponsorships are now available, reserve your space today! Contact Melissa Black at for more information.

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November 5th - 9am Resident Coffee and Breakfast Hour at Qdoba… We will buy you coffee and breakfast. Meet us at Qdoba around 9AM so we can meet the residents receiving our publications. There we will take ideas on making your magazine even better each month. Look forward to meeting you…… November 7th- J’S Pub and Grill Review… Come join us for a free dinner at one of Casper’s first class restaurants. This event is limited to the first 15 people to RSVP. To hold your spot, email or December 3rd- 9am Resident Coffee and Breakfast Hour at Qdoba… We will buy you coffee and breakfast. Meet us at Qdoba around 9AM so we can meet the residents receiving our publications. There we will take ideas on making your magazine even better each month. Look forward to meeting you……

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Tell us about some of your favorite memories?

Winning the city championship in 8th grade and winning my first varsity game as a sophomore. Are there other sports you play? Indoor/outdoor track Favorites‌ Activities/Hobbies: Hunting and fishing Food: Anything Italian Movies: Step brothers Music: Anything really Subject in School: ASL (sign language) TV shows- NFL network Vacation: If I could go anywhere, it would be Italy Who is your hero and why? My grandfather Tom Staffileno. He is my hero

because of how many people he influenced and how many great thing he has taught me. What has this sport taught you about life? That if every single person is working together, great things will happen. Do you have a suggestion for an Eastgate Influence Athlete of the Month? If so, contact Jackie McDonald at

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Name: Jake Geil Age: 17 Grade: 12 School: Kelly Walsh Brothers or Sisters: Joey 13, Tommy and Teo 3 Sports I Play: Football and track Position: Center, defensive end, and thrower (in track) Favorite NFL Team: Giants What college are you attending in the fall?

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The reward of winning as a team.

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Why You May Want to Try a

Gluten-Free Diet


Tough Times?

Gluten may be one of the more difficult foods to avoid, as it is such a ubiquitous part of the Western diet. When you think that gluten is found in most bread, pasta, bagels, breakfast cereal and baked goods, it’s not surprising that finding foods that are gluten-free can be tricky. Most processed foods contain some level of gluten, and even beverages such as beer have it.

Younger Americans — those in their twenties and thirties — have accrued significantly less wealth than their parents did at the same age, according to a recent study by the Urban Institute. Here’s why:

Gluten Intolerance on the Rise

What Is Celiac Disease?

Bursting of housing “bubble” — Many younger people who

Although the number of people who appear to be sensitive to gluten is increasing, it is not only the gluten-intolerant that are flocking to a gluten-free diet. Some people believe it makes them feel better, others believe it will help them lose weight, and some are convinced they are gluten-sensitive, even though diagnostic tests have shown otherwise.

The disease is due to a gluten allergy, which is a protein that can be found in certain grains, most commonly wheat, rye and barley. The allergic reaction damages small intestine’s lining, which keeps it from being able to absorb nutrients.

Twenty years ago in the U.S., celiac disease was believed to be a relatively rare condition, as it affected only approximately 1 person in 2,500. It is now believed that the lower rates in the U.S. were due to an under diagnosis of the problem.

Whereas you may not have full-blown celiac disease, you may be gluten sensitive, a state in which your digestive system reacts badly to gluten, causing such unpleasant symptoms as diarrhea, bloating and abdominal pain. It may also cause symptoms that are seemingly unrelated, such as aching muscles and joints, headaches, depression, irritability and rashes. Reasons to Try a Gluten-Free Diet

Interestingly, the majority of those following a gluten-free diet are not actually gluten-sensitive. Some people feel that cutting out gluten provides them with more energy and helps in losing weight. Since so much of the gluten we get in our diet originates from processed foods high in refined flour, cutting these alone out of your diet can contribute to improved health and weight loss. Untreated gluten intolerance can lead to more serious problems such as celiac disease, infertility, osteoporosis and cancer. If this is the case, you can ask your doctor to have a gluten tolerance test done.

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Following a gluten-free diet may take some advance planning, but it is easier than you may think. More and more products are coming out every day that are gluten-free, and many restaurants now feature gluten-free items on their menu. When cooking at home, try to eat the foods featured in the Mediterranean Diet, including vegetables, poultry and fish, lean meat, beans, nuts, fruit and olive oil. Foods such as potatoes, rice, corn and quinoa can also be eaten and form the basis of many tasty dishes. Article Source:


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bought houses shortly before the housing “bubble” began deflating in 2006 now find themselves to be “underwater” on their mortgages - they owe more than their houses are worth. Consequently, they have less opportunity to build home equity — which has been important for building wealth for past generations. Student-loan debt — The median balance among all households with student loan debt is now more than $13,000, according to the Pew Research Center — and debt levels are much higher for recent graduates. It can take years to pay off these debts — and the money being used for debt payments is money that can’t go toward building wealth. Wage stagnation — For several years, the job market has been

pretty bad for younger workers. And even those with jobs aren’t making much headway, because wages, adjusted for inflation, have largely stagnated for over a decade. Less income clearly equates to less opportunities for investing and creating wealth. Still, even given these realities, younger people can help themselves build resources for the future and make progress toward their long-term goals. Here’s how:

For starters, pay yourself first. Set up an automatic payment each month from your checking or savings account into an investment vehicle like an IRA. At first, you may only be able to afford small sums — but, over time, you may be surprised at the amount you’ve saved. Next, every time your salary goes up, try to increase the amount you put into your 401(k) or other employer-sponsored retirement plan. Because you typically contribute pretax dollars to your 401(k) or other plan, the more you put in, the lower your taxable income. Plus, your money can grow on a tax-deferred basis. Also, don’t be “over-cautious” with your investments. Many younger investors, apparently nervous due to market volatility of recent years, have become quite conservative, putting rela-


As Americans, we’re used to thinking that we will inevitably do better than our parents’ generation. But, this type of progress may be facing some roadblocks — and this inability to gain ground, financially, can have real implications for today’s younger people and their approach to investing.

tively large amounts of their portfolio into vehicles that offer significant protection of principal but little in the way of growth potential. Financial markets will always fluctuate, and downturns will occur — but when you’re young, and you have many decades in which to invest, you have time to overcome shortterm declines. To achieve your long-term goals, you will need some growth elements in your portfolio, with the exact amount based on your risk tolerance and specific objectives. These aren’t the easiest times for young people. Nonetheless, with diligence, perseverance and a measure of sacrifice, you can gain some control over your financial fortunes — so look for your opportunities. Written by Edward Jones



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Approved by NCSD Board of Trustees Oct. 22, 2012 (rev2)


2013-2014 Academic Calendar JULY 2013 S M T W T F 1 2 3 H 5 7 8 H 10 11 12 14 15 16 17 18 19 21 22 23 24 25 26 28 29 30 31

S 3 10 17 24 31

SEPTEMBER 2013 S M T W T F S 1 H 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

OCTOBER 2013 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Q 26 27 C 29 30 31

NOVEMBER 2013 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 H H H 30

DECEMBER 2013 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Q 21 22 V H H V V 28 29 V V

JANUARY 2014 S M T W T F S H V PD 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 H 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

FEBRUARY 2014 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 PD PD 15 16 C 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28

MARCH 2014 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 Q 8 9 V V V V V 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23/ 24/ 30 31 25 26 27 28 29

APRIL 2014 S M T W T F 1 2 3 4 6 7 8 9 10 11 13 14 15 16 17 H 20 21 22 23 24 25 27 28 29 30

MAY 2014 S M T W T F 1 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 12 13 14 15 16 18 19 20 21 22 L 25 H PD 28 29 30

JUNE 2014 S M T W T F 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 12 13 15 16 17 18 19 20 22 23 24 25 26 27 29 30

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AUGUST 2013 S M T W T F 1 2 4 5 6 7 8 FT 11 PDPDPDPD 16 18 FS 20 21 22 23 25 26 27 28 29 30

C = Parent-teacher conferences FS = First day for students FT = First day for teachers H = Holiday — Schools, offices closed

S 3 10 17 24 31

PD = Professional development day Q = End of quarter V = Vacation — Schools closed L = Last day for students

S 7 14 21 28

July 4 — Holiday, offices closed July 9 — Holiday, offices closed Aug. 5 — New faculty report Aug. 5-8 — New teacher orientation August 9 — Principal management day Aug. 12, 13, 14 and 15 — Professional development days Aug. 14 - 8 a.m. All staff assembly/Milepost 9 Aug. 16 — Teacher selfdirected day Aug. 19 — Classes begin Sept. 2 — Holiday, schools/offices closed Oct. 25 — First quarter ends Oct. 28 — Parent-teacher conferences, no school Nov. 27, 28, 29 — Holiday, schools/offices closed Dec. 20 — Second quarter ends. Dec. 23-Jan. 2 — Winter break for teachers Dec. 23-Jan. 3 — Winter break for students Dec. 24-25 — Holiday, schools/offices closed Jan. 1 — Holiday, schools/offices closed Jan. 3 — Professional development day/ Milepost 10 Jan. 6 — Classes resume Jan. 20 — Holiday, schools/offices closed Feb. 13-14 — Professional development days, no school Feb. 17 — Parent-teacher conferences, no school March 7 — Third quarter ends March 10-14 — Spring break, no school April 18 — Holiday, schools/offices closed May 23 — Fourth quarter ends, last day for students May 26 — Holiday, offices closed May 27 — 8 a.m. all staff assembly/Milepost 11 May 28 — Make-up snow day (if necessary)

Kelly Walsh HS Varsity Date 10/4/2013 10/11/2013 10/18/2013 10/25/2013

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NCHS Varsity Time 7:00 7:00 7:00 7:00

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October Local Events

Saturday, Oct. 19 WHSAA State High School Marching Band Competition Where: WSAA, 6571 2nd St., Casper WY When: 4pm For more information: Sunday, Oct. 20-31 Green Acres Corn Maze Where: Casper, WY When: 10am-6pm Corn maze, pumpkin patch, hay bale maze, corn pit, hayrides, petting zoo & more! For more information: Wednesday, Oct. 23 Straight No Chaser: The A Cappella Phenomenon Where: Casper Events Center When: 7:30pm Straight No Chaser is the real deal, the captivating sound of ten unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music that is moving people in a fundamental sense...and with a sense of humor. For more information: Saturday, Oct. 26 Dancing with the Stars of Casper Where: Casper Events Center at 1 Events Dr.

When: 6pm Join us for a night of food, fun, fundraising and an auction all while watching some of Casper’s stars dance for a good cause. For more information: (307) 265-7366 Friday, Nov. 1 & 2 Tribute to the Great American Cowboy Where: Central Wyoming Fairgrounds When: Fri. 7pm; Sat. 9am-9pm 20 of the finest western artists are invited to show and this event is free and open to the public. It is held in the Grand Ballroom of the Parkway Plaza Hotel. The event will begin at 7pm. The featured artist for 2013 is photographer, Karen Kelly. On November 2nd The Tribute to the Great American Cowboy PRCA Rodeo kicks off at the Central Wyoming Fairgrounds - Arena. This will be followed by a Lexi Larsen concert. For more information: Saturday, Nov. 9 Redneck Nationals Where: Casper Events Center at 1 Events Dr. When: 7:30pm The Redneck Nationals is a must-see event and is one of the only indoor events ever of its kind to combine 3 fan favorite events: Hot Rod Mud Racing, a Demolition Derby and Complete All Star Wrestling event. For more information:

October The Eastgate Influence Saturday, Nov. 9 Wyoming Blues Challenge Winners Perform Where: The Attic at 256 S. Center Nov 9th will be the big benefit concert for our Wyoming Blues Challenge winners Chad Lore and Gary Small & the Coyote Brothers. This will be held at the Attic, and all proceeds from this event will go towards funding their journey to Memphis to compete in the International Blues Challenge next January. For more information: (307) 277-4139 Saturday, Nov. 9 & 10 28th Annual Casper Open Volleyball Tournament Where: 1801 E 4th St., Casper, Wyoming The Casper Open is the biggest Adult Volleyball Tournament in the region! Saturday consists of pool play and social event. Sunday will include double elimination bracket play (all teams play in double elim bracket). For more information:

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Friday, Nov. 15 & 16 2013 Craft Fair Where: Casper Events Center at 1 Events Dr. When: Fri. 3pm-8pm; Sat. 9am-4pm Proceeds from the craft fair benefit the Community Recreation Foundation’s scholarship program that provides recreation opportunities for financially disadvantaged youth and senior citizens. For more information: Tuesday, Nov. 26 Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music Where: Casper Events Center When: 3pm & 6:30pm Jenny, an enthusiastic new music teacher, arrives on Sesame Street only to discover that her instruments are missing. Jenny’s new Muppet friends quickly come to the rescue and discover ‘instruments’ they never knew existed...rubber duckies, trash can lids and even cookie jars. Elmo and friends teach children that everyone can make and enjoy beautiful music together. For more information:



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Soldier Park was beautiful with nice views of the many mountains around, including The Anthill to the northwest. There’s some history here, with 2 graves beside the road telling a story of earlier travelers. The sky threatened storms all day but only sprinkled a few times. We chose to take a trail off the west end of Soldier Park for a ways, and then we turned north to pick our way through the trees. The forest was quiet and lovely with unusual mushrooms along the way to admire. Once we topped out above timberline and started rock hopping, we were in for a rare mountain treat. The area was covered with raspberry bushes, loaded with ripe, red berries! Our trip got derailed for an hour or so while everyone ate their fill. After another mile of trekking across large boulders, we reached the top of The Anthill.


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Our trek started early in the morning, rolling north on I-25 toward Buffalo: the truck was filled with gear for the day and our faithful dog, Sage, so eager to be off on an adventure. After reaching Buffalo, we headed west up into the mountains, planning on driving to Soldier Park. We were only 2 miles out when the road got very rough: after driving a mile in low gear, we decided it was faster to park the truck and just walk the last mile to Soldier Park.

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i there, we’re the Rodolph family and we love to play outside in our beautiful state of Wyoming. We like to ride bikes, swim, run, rock climb, camp, cliff jump, snow shoe, fly fish, ski, kayak, backpack, and climb big mountains. Six years ago, we took an August hike up Ferris Peak: at the top we took some family pictures. Later that year we decided to use this picture from the peak as our family Christmas card, and thus a tradition was born. Every year since then, we’ve chosen a peak, and then climbed it as a family to get our annual Christmas card picture. What began on Ferris Mountain was followed up each year by Medicine Bow Peak, Mo’s Peak, Laramie Peak, and Atlantic Peak last summer. After some research on Google Earth, a mountain in the Big Horns called “The Anthill” was chosen for our quest. September 2nd, Labor Day, was selected as the date.

Even though the climb had been long and strenuous, the views at the top made it all worthwhile! Every direction we looked, we were treated to glorious views of the peaks and lakes around us with sheets of rain falling from storm clouds in the valleys below. We spent a while on the peak, spinning from one wonder to the next, praising God for the chance to see this amazing piece of His handiwork. Finally, we set up the camera and took our family picture with Cloud Peak in the background, calling out to us for next year…maybe… Tight Lines and Big Skies!


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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 ANIMAL HOSPITAL All Creatures Veterinary Hospital Jim Morrison (307) 235-2884

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

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

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

New York Life Jude Watters Jude Watters (307) 577-5346

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

Stifel Nicolaus Kevin Murphy (307) 232-9450

INSURANCE/FINANCIAL SERVICES Hepner Agency Allstate Rich Hepner (307) 266-2116

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

FITNESS CENTER Fitness One Tim Jonart (307) 265-1114 HAIR SALON AND SPA Seasons Day Spa Tammy Bergman (307) 472-4552 HEALTHCARE Casper Aesthetics Dr. Saydjari (307) 473-6793 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 MORTGAGE BROKER First Interstate Dave Maxner (307) 235-4262 NUTRITION AdvoCare Independent Distributors Levi & Jackie McDonald (214) 202-4074 OBSTETRICS&GYNECOLOGY Casper Obgyn and Associates Susan Sheridan (307) 234-6988

Casper Women's Care Cora Salvino (307) 237-5510

Realty Executives Dennis Langdon (307) 266-4466

RESTAURANT Qdoba Casper 5030 East 2nd Street (307) 473-1100

PHOTOGRAPHER Beartooth Photography Ken Stoecklin (307) 267-7031

RENTALS The Ridge at Blackmore Jessica Logan (307) 237-2000

RETAIL Floral Rhino Marcy Martin (307) 265-0063

PLASTIC SURGERY/DERMATOLOGY John Roussalis MD Tiffany Waters (307) 234-4585 REAL ESTATE Charlie and Jamie Shopp with Remax Jamie Shopp (307) 265-0200

TOY STORE Toy Town Dalene Lockhart (307) 235-0550




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