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Finding Her Way and Her Strength: Haley Scoffield

by Gayle M. Irwin As a second grader with parents divorcing, Haley Scoffield admits she struggled and lost a sense of herself and stability in life for a time when she was younger....more>

Family Finance

Why You Should Pay Attention to Open Enrollment Time

If you are employed by a company that offers flexibility in choosing your benefits, the open enrollment period is right around the corner....more>

To Your Health

Important For Your Immune Function

Howdy! When I was pondering different ideas for this month's article I kept running across the same idea but in different ways....more>

Around Our Town: Game and Fish

Hunter Mentor Program Continues To Be Popular

CHEYENNE Since the Hunter Mentor Program was begun in 2008, thousands of hunters, both youth and adult have taken advantage of the program....more>

Gentle Virtues


My fourteen year old daughter is becoming quite the seamstress. It all began with her making herself a skirt....more>

Casper Critters

Calico and Tortoiseshell Cats: Find Your Colored Cat Companion During Adopt-a-Senior-Pet Month!

by Gayle M. Irwin Calico and tortoiseshell cats are among the most lovely felines one can find. They have some distinctive traits, including the fact that most are female; only one in 3,000 calicos is a male, according to noted veterinarian Marty Becker (www....more>

Cover Family

Bowers' Bountiful Blessings

by Gayle M. Irwin Cindy and Tom Bower have much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, including 40 years of marriage, steady jobs, and six healthy, active children....more>

Marriage and Family

Mean What You Say

Some reasons for the small lies are that they are attempts to soften a desire if it feels selfish, avoid an issue that we deem "should" be a non-issue, avoid a conflict, manipulate a situation when we feel powerless or attempt to protect a loved one....more>

Recipe of the Month

Pumpkin Butterscotch Fudge Bars

For the base layer: 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup old-fashioned oats 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1/2 cup flaked coconut 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 3/4 cup butter or margarine For the fudge topping: 2 tablespoons butter or margarine 2/3 cup (5 fl....more>

Legally Speaking

Don't Wreck a Life: Move Over and Slow Down To Pass Parked Emergency Vehicles

When an authorized emergency vehicle making use of any visual signals . . . is parked, the driver of every other vehicle, as soon as it is safe: (i) When driving on an interstate highway or other highway with two (2) or more lanes traveling in the direction of the emergency vehicle, shall merge into the lane farthest from the emergency vehicle ....more>
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Thanksgiving Quotes

An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day. --Irv Kupcinet "A nation divided cannot stand," said Abraham Lincoln, paraphrasing Scripture....more>

Around Our Town: Wyoming Medical Center

Wyoming Medical Center receives sixth Hospital Quality Award

Wyoming Medical Center has earned a Quality Achievement Award, the highest possible honor, from Mountain-Pacific Quality Health....more>

Around Our Town: Library Events

Grow Your Tree: Genealogy Workshop 11/13/14 The Natrona County Genealogical Society will present "Grow Your Tree" genealogy workshops at 2 p....more>
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A Pirate's Tale -- Part XI

The Captain's legs felt like noodles and his eyes darted to and fro across the deck of the ship in search of rope....more>

A Pirate's Tale - Part IX

Charlotte stood on the shore of the island watching as Crayford rowed away without so much as a farewell....more>

A Pirate's Tale - Part VIII

Special thanks to one of our faithful reader, Rachel Tenney for her editorial comments and contributions....more>

A Pirate's Tale - Part VII

Matthew strived to keep his eyes on Crayford, pausing only to defend himself as he wrestled his way through the tumultuous crowd with increasing difficulty as the battle raged around him....more>

A Pirate's Tale - Part VI

From below deck, Charlotte could hear swords clashing, people yelling and heavy footsteps. She stood frozen in the middle of the cell, wanting to press herself against the bars and catch a glimpse of what was happening and pull back to take shelter in the corner at the same time....more>

A Pirate's Tale - Part V

Special thanks to one of our faithful readers, Rachel Tenney, for her editorial comments and contributions....more>

A Pirate's Tale - Part IV

Special thanks to one of our faithful readers, Rachel Tenney, for her editorial comments and contributions When Duke climbed back on deck, it was with resolve.He looked around at his crewmates with a steadfast decisiveness in his countenance that did not betray his nervous emotions....more>

A Pirate's Tale - Part III

"Papa! Papa!" the young angel-like figure practically flew up the stairs of her father's ship, the Oceania....more>

A Pirate's Tale - Part II

As Duke stood at the bow of the Silverado and looked out across the miles of water in every direction, his heart was in as much unrest as it had been the day he arrived and for the first time in eight years, he cried....more>

A Pirate's Tale

The usually welcome, comforting salt spray from the ocean did nothing for Duke Rogers today as he stood at the bow of the Silverado....more>
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