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Having Fun on Stage and Off: Sidney Brattis

By Gayle M. Irwin "I like being in plays I like being a different person, a different character," 5th grader Sidney Brattis said....more>

Gentle Virtues

Own It

It's official. I am now the shortest person in my family. All three of my kids have surpassed me in height, and one of them has surpassed my husband....more>

Casper Critters

Poison Prevention Awareness for Pet Parents: Spring brings many concerns, ASPCA maintains hotline

By Gayle M. Irwin With spring in full bloom and summer on the horizon, most of us will spend additional time outdoors; so will our pets....more>

Around Our Town: Wyoming Medical Center

From an American OR to a Tent Hospital in Iraq

W. Lee Warren, Jr., M.D., joined the U.S. Air Force, in part, to help pay for medical school. In the long years of peace that followed, he never dreamed that he may be called to war....more>

Family Finance

Preparing High Schoolers For Their Financial Future

High school students are only several short years from adulthood and with it, the financial freedom to take out loans, sign leases and charge to credit cards....more>

Around Our Town: Game and Fish

Time to Be Bear Aware & High hunter success predicted for elk, antelope, sage grouse in 2016 season

Time to Be Bear Aware The Wyoming Game and Fish Department reminds outdoor recreationalists and rural homeowners to maintain awareness of bears while enjoying the outdoors this year....more>
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Cover Family

Health, Flexibility, and Balance Helps Busy Family: The Seth and Kelcie Burstad Family

By Gayle M. Irwin Maintaining a home-based business and a family that includes four young children is not easy, but Kelcie Burstad manages her career and home with confidence and fortitude, according to her husband Seth....more>

To Your Health

It Will Be Chronic Times for the Cervical Spine

Howdy! Catchy title, eh? I struggled with this article for a long time (well over a year) because it is such a difficult thing to understand....more>

Around Our Town: Recreation

Parents vs Kids Dodgeball Day

Colored balls fly in all directions. Kids and their parents toss, duck, and dodge. The gymnasium at the Boys and Girls Club at 1701 East K Street rings with laughter, moans, and cheers....more>

Marriage and Family

Mental Unhealth

Countless people are walking around every day not feeling right, and not sure why. Some aren't even sure that they have a problem, but others who care may be gently trying to urge them to see someone....more>

Around Our Town: Library Events

Natrona County Library May 2016 Events Event Locations All events, excluding computer classes, are held in the Crawford Room at the main library unless otherwise noted....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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