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September…already?!?! Where has the year gone?! Summer is winding down, kids are back in school, cooler weather is starting to come back in, and, of course, hunting season! Fishing is still in full swing, and all you die hard lake people still want one last run with the boat… can’t say I blame you. Sturgis is over and over 40,000 bikers have gone home around the world. Folks from Taiwan, China, Russia, Brazil, and Japan were among those seen this year. At Cheyenne Frontier Days, Karie and I met photographers from New Zealand and Australia, where rodeo is becoming a hot item, as well as folks from France and Germany


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

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

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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

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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

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By Dan Dixon


ell, football season is here. And with football comes that most American of gatherings, the tailgate. Luckily, the American palate has grown in sophistication as of late, and the tailgate party doesn’t have to be immediately condemned to the world of light beers. Not that I’m a snob, mind you. I believe light beers have their place in the world and I don’t judge those who drink them. Hey, I’ll even chug one when it’s hot outside and I’m hanging out by the pool. That being said, I also don’t think that a tailgating cooler has to be stocked only with light beer. Let’s talk wine and high gravity beer.

Let’s tackle wine first. That’s right, wine. For those who scoff at the idea of wine and football, let me just say that it probably has three times the alcohol that light beer does and you can always find a great wine to pair with tailgating food. I have two favorites. First, I like a good Californian Zinfandel. Red zinfandel, not the sweet pink stuff, is great with tailgating favorites such as burgers, ribs, and barbecue. One of my “go to” zins is Klinkerbrick. It is rich and fruity with a great pop of spice. This wine is great with grilled meats such as burgers and brats. Another great wine for tailgating is Rib Shack Red. This blend of pinotage and shiraz from South Africa is crafted to be enjoyed with meat. It has hints of smoke, cedar, and dark fruit. It is great with ribs, game, or even pizza. It begs for tailgating. Next, let’s take a look at high gravity beers. This is the counterpoint to light beers. Often full bodied and flavored, high gravity beers also have a higher alcohol content. These bad boys will get the party started. Some are heavy and dark; others are hoppy with heavy notes of citrus. For the heavy and dark category, I like Lion Stout from Sri Lanka. It is a big, flavorful beer with notes of chocolate and coffee. Though you won’t chug a wheelbarrow full of Lion Stout like you might a light beer, you will enjoy it with your burgers. India Pale Ales are another type of high gravity beers that are very popular right now. They aren’t as heavy as a stout, but they are often very hoppy. Hops are what give beer a slightly bitter flavor. With IPAs, it’s not so slight. One of my favorites is Maximus by Lagunitas brewery. It is full flavored and the hops are not overpowering. It has a great citrus quality that makes it refreshing for those hot tailgates early in the season. So root for the home team, enjoy the grilled food in the parking lot, and give wine and high gravity beers a try at your next tailgating event.


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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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How spoiled is your pet?

Rotten, Bella has lots of toys and tons of love. What else should we know about your pet and/or how your pet has enriched your home/family? She has bought us together

in the evening as a family instead of everyone doing their own thing when we get home. We all go out in the back yard and play with Bella.

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(granddaughters) Maicee and Marie Pet’s Name: Bella Mia Edgeworth What kind of animal/breed is it? Yorkie puppy Male or Female? Female

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for the right breeder. We knew we wanted a Yorkie. Size was

important for airplane travel. But most important we needed a pet that didn’t shed because Maicee has asthma. We found a breeder in Worland, Wy. Is there a story behind the name? Bella for a Princess. Mia is

letters from Maria and Maicees name.

Anything special or unusual about them (talents/quirks)?

When Bella wants to go outside, she rings the bells we put on the back door for potty training. She also likes to gather her toys and move them from place to place. Bella weighed less than a pound when we got her, so it was funny to watch her carry toys bigger than herself. What do you like best about your pet? Bella loves people and

other animals. She is not a barker.

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His sister-in-law, Cindy Aars, says it’s more like he’s as stubborn as a mule. Whatever led to his spur-of-the moment proposal, Aars married is longtime girlfriend Friday in a fifth-floor waiting room at Wyoming Medical Center. “It came as a shock to me,” said the bride, Tomi Aars, 67. “Being together 18 years and him all of the sudden asking if I’d marry him.”

Tomi didn’t know exactly from where the tears came.

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Aars suffers from COPD and congestive heart failure. He had open heart surgery in 2000. But, for the last three or four months, he’s felt better than he has in 10 years, and Thursday he was catching up on outside chores at his home near Moorcroft.

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“After being with him for 18 years, the reality of it,” she said, then paused to find the right words. “I was honored to be his wife.”


Houston looked at his new bride -- he in a “Double A Outfitters” ball cap, she in a straw cowboy hat and holding a bouquet of lilies and roses. “I was crying, too,” Houston admitted. “You were?” Tomi asked. “Yeah. My legs were hurting really bad.”

He just overdid it, he said. They decided to drive to Casper to see his longtime doctor, Dr. Allan Wicks. As they packed, Aars pulled Tomi aside on a whim. “Hey. While we’re at the hospital, would you mind hooking up?” he asked. “They’ll be hooking me up anyway; we might as well get hooked up too.” Aars says he owes his life and health to three things: The good Lord, Dr. Wicks, and Wyoming Medical Center – in that order. He wanted to marry Tomi here because, he said, if it wasn’t the care he received here, he wouldn’t be able to get married at all.



roommate came to watch and handed the bride tissues when she started crying.

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n June 29th, Clifton Court hosted its 3rd annual Clifton Court Block Party and was attended by 57 neighbors, families, and friends including Corner Dave, Corner Luke, Center Steve, and Just Tom. Living in such a fast paced world, it is nice to just sit back and enjoy the people we wave to and say hi to on a daily basis but never really take the time to stop and visit with. We had the Clifton Court traditional fish fry and pulled pork sandwiches. Everyone brought fantastic dishes from German Chocolate cheesecake to Haylie's Corn Salad - which was the hit of the party and is now known as Haylie's Corn Stuff ! No one could get enough of Haylie's Corn Stuff, and everyone had to have the recipe before the night was over. The kids had a lemonade stand and played hard, and the grownups partied into the night. It wasn't too hot, it wasn't too cold, the wind didn't blow, and it didn't rain. We couldn't have asked for a better evening in the neighborhood.

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FINISHING WELL By: Aaron Rodolph

I was at a new client’s house yesterday inspecting the finishing touches on a pond that we had just installed in his back yard. It was a beautiful pond designed to look very natural with aspen and native plantings surrounding a brook that cascaded down through wild flowers, finally spilling out into a wonderful pond. I told him that after we flushed out the pond one last time, we would start up the water feature so that he could enjoy it for a month or so before it needed to be winterized for the season. He responded with surprise saying, “No way, it is almost September and I always turn off my irrigation system about now and just wait for the leaves to fall.” I responded, “The leaves

haven’t even turned yellow yet! It is unthinkable to end the growing season before nature decides.” After some convincing, he allowed us to finish preparing his brand new pond, fertilize all of the plants and trees in his landscape, and continue mowing for the next six weeks. I am sure that he will be happy that he made this decision to finish the season well. I have found that the folks here in Casper tend to stop taking care of their landscapes around the same time that school starts each year when everyone assumes that it is fall season. This poor assumption can have devastating consequences for the plants in your landscape that are trying to finish their important growth cycle. • Fall is one of the most important times of the year to fertilize. The root system is storing energy for next year during the fall, so fertilizer is put to the best use in a plant during the fall season. You should use only the best fertilizer because cheap fertilizer can damage your soil profile. • Your yard needs 2 pounds of slow release nitrogen for every 1000 square feet of lawn which should be applied during the fall. You should have a lawn care expert fertilizing your turf grass because they have access to the finest fertilizers and the latest technological advances in the industry. • Trees need a different formulation of fertilizer than your lawn. You should have a certified arborist fertilizing your trees every fall. Deep root fertilization technology is very beneficial in Casper’s compact clay soil. This technology breaks up the clay allowing the roots to expand and promotes a habitat for the healthy mychorrizal organisms that sustain the life of your trees. • Don’t turn off and winterize your irrigation system until the night temperatures are consistently dropping to 40 degrees: this historically occurs sometime in October here in Casper. Your land-scape needs 1 gallon of water on each square foot every single week during the growing season.

Your landscape is depending on you to finish well for the season.

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The 2nd Annual Eastgate Influence Block Party Co-Hosted by WyHy and Wind City Dental will take place on October 26th from 10am -2pm in the parking lot of Wind City Dental (1530 Centennial Court). Events Include: Face Painting, Bounce House, pumpkin decorating, haunted house, costume contest and lots of yummy food and drinks. A great family fun activity.

Join us for an evening of pampering at the new Black Orchid Salon Review… Tuesday October 8th, 2013. This is a free, exclusive event that is limited to the fist 10-15 people that RSVP. To hold your spot email us at melissa.fowler@ or call 307-262-7787.

Proceeds from the event will be donated to The Nicolaysen Art Museum. Sponsorships are now available; reserve your space today! Contact Melissa Black at for more information.

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Name: Keeley Brenae Midkiff Age: 3 Grade: Preschool Brothers or Sisters: none Sports I Play: Tumbling Musical Instrument I Play: Guitar Something Unique About Me: 2013 Little Miss Wyoming Cowgirl Queen When I Grow Up I’m Going to Be: A Superhero

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No one wants to think of the possibility of their death. But not planning ahead means leaving the burden to your family and friends when you are gone. And without the proper documents in place, it could be setting them up for legal snares, financial issues, and many years in court to get your estate settled. No doubt, planning for the future from a legal and financial perspective can be confusing and overwhelming. There are many documents that should be put in place, but sometimes caregivers and their elderly loved ones don't understand the terms that are used, or what each document is for. Here are definitions of the different types of legal documents: We’re Sure You’ll Love it Here, Let’s Talk.

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normally a result of your healthcare directive, which says that you do not want measures to be taken to keep you alive. The decision to not resuscitate a person must be made by you, or by your agent for healthcare, on a living will or healthcare directive. You do not write a DNR order for yourself. Living Trust A trust is an arrangement in which you name a person, called a trustee, to hold legal title to your property and funds. You can be the trustee of your own living trust, keeping full control over all property held in trust. A living trust (also called an "inter vivos" trust) is simply a trust you create while you're alive, rather than one that is created at your death. Will A will is a document containing your instructions and wishes as to how your property, assets, and estate are to be distributed after your death. It contains the names of the people you want to benefit, as well as details of your possessions at the date of your death. The people you want to benefit are called beneficiaries. Durable Power of Attorney for Finances A durable power of attorney (POA) gives a designated person the authority to make legal and financial decisions on your behalf. A POA is essential because if you become incapacitated or incompetent without preparing this document, your family will not be allowed to make many important financial decisions or pay bills. Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare Similarly, a POA for healthcare gives a designated person the authority to make healthcare decisions on your behalf if you become incapacitated and unable to make decisions on your own. A healthcare durable power of attorney works in conjunction with advance directives, do not resuscitate orders, and living wills. Advance directives The term "Advance Directives" refers to your treatment preferences and the designation of a surrogate decision-maker in the event that you should become unable to make medical decisions on your own behalf. Advance Directives are written instructions about what future medical care you want, should you become unconscious or too ill to communicate. Do Not Resuscitate Order This document instructs health care professionals that no steps should be taken to restart a person’s heart when it stops or to get you breathing again if you stop breathing. A DNR order is

Instead, you make your wishes known to your physician, who writes a DNR order if and when your condition warrants it. The


DNR order addresses your current state of health and the kind of medical treatment you and your physician decide is appropriate under current circumstances. Living Will A living will describes and instructs how you want end-of-life health care managed. A living will is one type of advance directive. It takes effect when you are terminally ill.

Every Cancer Patient

Needs an angel The Wyoming Medical Center Foundation’s Angels Cancer Care Program started in 1998 to support breast cancer patients in a whole new way. As a part of a comprehensive approach to cancer treatment, the Angels sought to support newly diagnosed breast cancer patients from diagnosis through treatment and beyond. The need to support breast cancer patients is as important today as it was 15 years ago. The Angels seek to support patients starting with their biopsies. We find that one of the most important times to support newly diagnosed patients is during the time they receive their diagnosis and when they start treatment. There have been huge milestones in cancer treatment in Casper. With a state-of-the-art cancer center at Rocky Mountain Oncology and a comprehensive approach to treatment, the need for survivors to support patients has never been greater. The need for survivors of all kinds – men and women alike – to support cancer patients of all types has never been more pertinent. With over 100 new patients receiving treatment at Rocky Mountain Oncology each month, your support can be a lifeline to patients as they enter a realm of great unknown. What can they expect? What can they hope for? How are they going to feel? Our Angels are the wings of cancer patients while they are going through treatment. Our Angels support patients through

mentoring, running errands, helping with daily tasks, and shopping for groceries. Our Angels provide laughs, smiles, and shoulders while giving of themselves to patients. Are you a cancer survivor that would like to give back? Do you have a family member that has survived cancer and would like to support others? Have you been touched by cancer and would like to support cancer patients in our community? The Angels meet on the third Thursday of every month from noon to 1 p.m. in the Conwell Building at Wyoming Medical Center. If you would like to make a positive impact on another person in need, please consider becoming an Angel volunteer or making a donation by contacting the Wyoming Medical Center Foundation at 577-4355. The Casper Surgical Center is the place for all your same day surgery needs!

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n this year’s CFD Rookie Saddle Bronc Riders (those in their first year of competition and yet to earn $1,000 in sanctioned rodeos), the focus was not just on the riders – it was also on the horses being used. All the stock ridden by these up and coming rodeo cowboys came from two different contractors. All stock was between 4-5 years old, and had been in the arena before. This lessens the potential injuries to both horse and rider, while giving some pretty wild rides! Each contractor entered their best bucking stock to determine who would provide the best stock in future performances. In rodeo, the horse and the cowboy are scored, with the aggregate being used as their final ride score. continued...



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Meet 6 year old Jordan Sorenson! Jordan has done some pretty amazing charity work this year. He raised $1,000 for St. Baldrick's and shaved his head for their event. He and his family are active in helping with the Natrona County Food for Thought Project and he has helped his mom stuff bags and deliver food to the local schools and boys and girls club weekly. He also recently worked a lemonade stand where he donated all $86 to Natrona County Food for Thought Project which supplied over 100 meals for hungry children in our area. He is pretty incredible! Name: Jordan Sorensen Age: 6 Grade: Starting 1st grade Brothers or Sisters: Brother Finley 1yr old Sports I Play: Tennis, Basketball, T-Ball, Soccer Musical Instrument I Play: Guitar and Piano lessons Musical Instrument I Want to Learn: Drums Something Unique About Me: I built my own robot suit When I Grow Up I’m Going to Be: Astronaut/ rock star


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Animal: Tiger Color: Red

Food: Dad’s Biscuits and gravy Movie: All Toy Story movies Music: Rock and roll Place to Play: Friend Cade’s house,

he has awesome toys Sports Teams: University of Wyoming Subject in School: Literacy TV show: Lego: Adventures of Clutch Powers Vacation: Going to Utah to see cousins






Laser Eye Vision Correction:

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LASIK or Laser in-Situ Keratomileusis offers a number of benefits over other forms of laser vision correction because it is performed under a protective layer of corneal tissue. ` Consequently we have less surface area to deal with, hence less chance for scarring and quicker healing times. This greatly reduces the chance of corneal haze, vision generally returns sooner and there is less need for medications after the surgery. Vision often returns within 24 hours.


LASIK corrects the vision of people who are near-sighted, farsighted, and have astigmatism. Patients must also meet basic medical and visual health criteria. Age should not be a factor when considering LASIK. LASIK has been successfully performed on people between the ages of nineteen and sixty-eight! LASIK is right for you if you are motivated to make a change in your life, and you have realistic expectations and understand what LASIK can do for you.

Laser eye surgery, or LASIK, is not recommended while taking some medications. Consult your physician or surgeon. It is not recommended for women who are pregnant or nursing. BENEFITS OF LASIK

The main benefit of LASIK is the fact that you will no longer need your glasses or contacts to see. This is a permanent correction of your vision that may last for your lifetime. The LASIK procedure is virtually painless. LASIK is convenient because both eyes can be corrected at the same time and you are usually at the surgeon’s office for less than 2 hours! Most patients return to work the following day. If you wear contact lenses, imagine not having to put them in every morning or clean them every night! You will save money with LASIK when you consider how much you currently spend on glasses, contact lenses and solutions. This procedure can relieve chronic allergies or irritation from contact lenses. Generally patients return to driving and work the very next day. Your vision will improve gradually over the first 24 hours until the full effect of the surgery is realized. ABOUT THE PROCEDURE

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After your eye has been completely numbed using "eye drop" anesthesia, an eyelid holder will be placed between your eyelids to prevent you from blinking. LASIK utilizes an instrument called a microkeratome to make a small "flap" in your cornea. You may feel some pressure but no pain is produced by using the microkeratome. You will be looking at a light during the procedure. The flap will be folded back in place without any need for stitches. Your eye will heal itself from this small incision. Article Source:


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help Elderly Loved Ones avoid Financial Abuse


It’s unfortunate, but true: The elderly population may be the most vulnerable group in our society. In fact, in an effort to call attention to the problems of physical, emotional and financial abuse of the elderly, the United Nations has designated June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. If you have older parents, or even grandparents, can you do to anything to help prevent them from being victimized, especially with regard to their finances? Actually, there’s a lot you can do. First and foremost, you need to maintain good communications and a trusting relationship with your older family members. As long as these elements are present, you should feel free to make the following suggestions: Increase awareness — When it comes to financial fraud and scams, many seniors think: “It can’t happen to me.” But the facts suggest otherwise: Some 20 percent of Americans over the age of 65 admit to having been victimized by financial swindles, according to a survey by the non-profit Investor Protection Trust. Let your loved ones know that no one in their age group is immune to financial predators. Guard private information — Ask your parents or grandparents to not divulge personal information over the phone. In fact, urge them to get caller ID, if they don’t have it already, and tell them that if they don’t recognize the number, don’t answer. Legitimate callers are more likely to leave messages than scammers.

Don’t send money. Exhort your parents or grandparents to never wire money to a random account — no exceptions. Ignore “limited-time offers” — Your loved ones should ignore callers, mailers or emails that demand they act immediately. These offers are often overblown at best and may be fraudulent at worst. Don’t trust “no risk” offers — Financial offers that sound

too good to be true are likely just that — untrue. Legitimate investments carry both potential risks and rewards.

Avoid “debt-settlement” claims — If your older loved

ones have debt problems, they may be especially susceptible to offers that claim to “clear up” all their debts. But there’s no quick fix to this problem and any caller who claims otherwise is likely being deceitful. Encourage your parents or grandparents to discuss their debt situation with an honest, professional debt counselor or a financial advisor. Here’s one more thing you can do to help your parents or grandparents avoid financial fraud: If they don’t already work

with a trusted, qualified financial professional, introduce them to one. If your parents have a relationship with such a professional, they will be less likely to listen to any questionable, unsolicited offers than if they were trying to manage their finances on their own. You’re in a good position to know how much, or how little, help your elderly loved ones may need in terms of avoiding financial abuse. So be willing to do whatever it takes to help them enjoy their retirement years comfortably. Written by Edward Jones



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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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S 5 12 19 26

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

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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 8/30/2013 9/6/2013 9/13/2013 9/20/2013 9/27/2013 10/4/2013 10/11/2013 10/18/2013 10/25/2013

Opponent/ Location Campbell County @ Sheridan Rock Springs @ Cheyenne South Cheyenne East @ Natrona @ Evanston @ Cheyenne Central @ Laramie

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

Date Opponent/ Location Time 08/30/13 @Cheyenne Central 7:00 09/06/13 Cheyenne East 7:00 09/13/13 @Laramie 7:00PM 09/20/13 Campbell County 7:00PM 09/27/13 @Evanston 6:00PM 10/04/13 Kelly Walsh High School 6:00PM 10/11/13 Cheyenne South 7:00PM 10/18/13 @Sheridan 7:00PM 10/25/13 Rock Springs 7:00PM



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Legendary comedian, writer and actor Bill Cosby is coming to Casper for a one performance engagement. Best known for a wide variety of enterprises and his family friendly, insightfuland frequently hilarious observations about human nature, this American icon takes the stage October 6th at 2:00pm at the Casper Events Center. For more information: (307) 577-3030

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Sept. 12th 5:30-7:00pm Open House Rendezvous at Mountain Plaza Assisted Living. Stop by and visit Casper’s newest and finest Assisted Living community Mountain Plaza Assisted Living, with refreshments and entertainment. Please call 307-232-0100 for more information!

Friday, Sept. 20-Oct. 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: Saturday, Sept. 21 Mother-Son Hole in One Where: Old Town at the Parkway Plaza When: 8:30am-11:30am Mothers, sons, aunts, nephews, grandmothers and grandsons of elementary school age boys are invited to participate in this fun event. Two member teams will play a round of miniature golf and have the opportunity to win trophies for a hole-in-one score. For more information: (307) 237-7035 Saturday, Sept. 21 & 28 Farmers Market Where: 2011 Fairgrounds Road When: 7:30am Master Gardeners Farmers Market runs each Saturday until Sept. 28. Come see the produce and other garden-related items. For more information: (307) 473-5738

Saturday, Sept. 28 Autumn Gala Where: Casper College When: 6:30pm-9:30pm The Casper College Alumni Association will sponsor its Autumn Gala honoring pioneering surgeon, Dr. Lee Swanstrom as the 2013 Distinguished Alumnus. The evening will feature music, mystery bags, and the auction of a bottle of first batch Wyoming Whiskey. For more information: (307) 268-2218 Friday, Oct. 4 & 5 Wyoming Women’s Expo Where: Casper Events Center When: Fri. 4pm-9:30pm; Sat. 9am-3pm For two days, the Wyoming Women’s Expo brings women together to experience unique shopping, pampering and a variety of products and services that help them live a better life; products and services that help women to live, love and sparkle. For more information: Saturday, Oct. 5 4th Annual Ta Ta Trot 5K Run/ Walk Where: Casper Events Center When: 8am Proceeds will benefit Wyoming Foundation for Cancer Care which supports local cancer patients who need assistance. For more information: Sunday, Oct. 6 Bill Cosby Live Where: Casper Events Center When: 2pm

Saturday, Oct. 12 The Gift of Health Gala Where: Casper Events Center When: 5pm-10pm The Gift of Health Gala is an exciting new event for the Casper community. Our physician of the year and community volunteer of the year will be recognized at the event. The gala will include entertainment, live auction, silent auction, and an amazing dinner. For more information:

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Thursday, Oct. 17 Masters of Illusion - LIVE! The Tricks and Treats Halloween Spooktacular Where: Casper Events Center When: 7:30pm This is the perfect Halloween show for the whole family. Wizards will cast their spells as fire, fog, vanishes, escapes, levitations, and magical appearances bring the CEC into the Halloween season. Witness gargoyles coming to life emitting smoke, a piano floating and circling the stage, and girls produced from fire! 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:



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Four Weeks Backpacking

in the Middle East

A backpacking adventure in the Middle East can be eye-opening, exciting, and at times challenging. As you explore sites of immense religious, cultural and historical significance, you will further your education and gain insights into other less familiar cultures and ways of life. Backpacking through the Middle East is an adventure and you're likely to experience some incredible hospitality, sample delectable cuisine and meet fascinating people along the way. Fly into Istanbul in Turkey, a city at the crossroads of East and West. The perfect introduction to the Middle East, Istanbul is both westernized and familiar, while at the same time it's exotic and enchanting.

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Cappadocia: The natural beauty of Central Turkey is breathtaking. Goreme is a good base for a few days sampling delicious Turkish cuisine, walking through the spectacular landscape of "fairy chimney" rock formations and exploring churches cut in rock by the early Christians. Aleppo: Syria probably contains almost everything that comes to mind when you think of the Middle East: legendary Arabic hospitality, mouth-watering mezze, conservative Islam and rich history and culture. The people there are some of the friendliest in the world, and to really get a feel for the place, spend some time in the cafes and markets (souks). Damascus: A must on any Middle Eastern traveler’s itinerary. A few days can be spent in the coffee shops and souks of Damascus, sipping intense Arabic coffee to the sound of the Muslim call to prayer. The Umayyad Mosque is one of the oldest mosques in the world and the architectural beauty is awe-inspiring. Palmyra: If you're into ruins, you won't want to skip Palmyra. These ruins of one of the ancient world's most important centers of culture are located at an oasis in the Syrian Desert, and you can get there by bus or taxi from Damascus.

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poison Prevention According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) about 85,000 young children visited hospital emergency rooms due to unintentional poisonings in 2012. At least 30 children younger than 5 years old die from unintentional poisonings each year. Most of these poisonings are from products commonly found in the home.

For the past 45 years, CPSC, the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC), and the National Poison Prevention Week Council have worked to educate and inform consumers of the dangers of unintentional poisonings. These efforts have contributed to a significant decline in injuries and deaths as the number of deaths each year from unintentional poisoning was 15 times greater in 1960 than it is today. According to AAPCC, poison control centers received about 1.2 million calls about poison exposures involving children 5 years and younger in 2012. Among the potentially toxic household products referenced in calls to the poison control centers were: Personal care products, including baby oil and mouthwash containing ethanol

Jerusalem: The old city contains sites of huge historic and cultural significance to Jews, Christians and Muslims. A visit to Jerusalem provides an opportunity to explore sites of historic and religious interest, while also gaining an understanding of the background and the issues surrounding the present-day conflict.

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Dead Sea: Easily accessible from Jerusalem, Ein Gedi is an oasis on the shores of the Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth. Due to the salt content, the human body will float on the Dead Sea, an experience not to be missed.

Hydrocarbons, such as lamp oil and furniture polish

Tel Aviv: Known as “the city that doesn't stop” because of its reputation for partying, Tel Aviv is the heart of secular Israel and the economic and commercial center. The highlight is the sandy Mediterranean coastline and the fantastic beach scene where you can relax for a day or two before boarding your flight home. Assuming you travel independently as a backpacker, this 4 week itinerary through the Middle East is likely to cost in the region of $1500-$2000 if you travel and share rooms with a partner and in the region of $2400-$2700 if you travel on your own. Article Source:

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In addition to the poison prevention tips above, parents and caregivers should follow these additional safety tips to reduce the risk of unintentional poisonings related to medicines. • Use child-resistant packaging properly by closing the container securely after each use or, if available, choose child-resistant unit packaging, which does not need to be re-secured. • Always turn the light on when giving or taking medicine so you can see what you are taking. • Check the dosage every time. • Avoid taking medicine in front of children. Article Source: This information is provided for general guidance purposes only. Neither DBR Franchising, LLC nor the local HouseMaster® franchise warrants its accuracy and assumes no liability related to its use. Contact the local franchise office and/or qualified specialists for advice pertinent to your specific house or circumstances. © Copyright 2008 DBR. Each HouseMaster franchise is an independently owned and operated business. HouseMaster is a registered trademark of DBR Franchising, LLC.

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To further reduce the number of unintentional poisoning deaths and injuries, CPSC recommends that the entire family do its part. Parents should keep items in their original containers, with the original labels. Read labels before use. Keep all household products and medicines locked up, out of sight and out of reach of young children. Grandparents should not forget that young children may visit and should use child-resistant packaging. Older children should be aware of the dangers associated with poisonings and help their parents keep younger siblings in sight; this means taking them along when answering the phone or doorbell if necessary. Always keep the phone number for the local poison control center handy.

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The Eastgate Influence. September 2013  
The Eastgate Influence. September 2013