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Shop at Methodist Thrift

Welcome to a new year of exciting shopping at the United Methodist Thrift Shop. If you’re on the go and looking for just the right item at just the right price, check out our quality selection. Our community is extremely generous and we invite you to share it with our great prizes. Our jewelry ranges from beautiful traditional and vintage pieces to precious gemstones in gold and silver. Check out a new belt with a beautiful Black Hills Gold buckle! Do you want to replace some of your pots and pans, small appliances or kitchen utensils? Perfect. Our bedding shelves are full of blankets, sheets and comforters of all sizes and colors. We have a wide range of books, puzzles, games and toys to fill even your quiet hours.

You’ll find us at 2111 East 12th in the Beverly Plaza Shopping Center, near Big Lots and the Dollar Store. The opening times are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m

All proceeds are intended to help support local charities Interfaith and Holy Cross. Help our neighbors and shop with us. Like the United Methodist Thrift Shop on Facebook.

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St. Vincent DePaul open

The St. Vincent DePaul Thrift Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The store is a great place to visit and shop. It is located at 301 E.H Street 307-237-2607. Local charities Seton House, Holy Cross, Interfaith and Food For Thought benefit 100% of profits. Consider donating unwanted items, including but not limited to clothing, household items, books, and jewelry. Soon is Valentines Day. You can visit us on Facebook.

Homeownership apps open

Habitat for Humanity, The Heart of Wyoming, is accepting applications for its home ownership program January 3-31.

Are you on our mailing list? Call 307-234-1348 or visit to request an application. Habitat for Humanity, The Heart of Wyoming, helps provide safe, affordable housing to qualified applicants who live or work in Natrona County.

To learn more about our eligibility criteria, the application process, or the home ownership program, contact Program Manager Kelly Cooper at [email protected] Habitat for Humanity, The Heart of Wyoming, is an Equal Opportunity Lender

Scheduled weekly bereavement talks

Grief Share is a support group that offers support and encouragement throughout your grief journey. After the funeral, when the cards and flowers stop coming, most of the people around you go back to their normal lives. But your grief continues and you feel alone. Oftentimes, friends and family want to help, but don’t know how. This is the reason for Grief Share. Our group is led by caring people who have experienced grief and successfully rebuilt their lives. We understand how you feel because we were in the same place. We walk with you on the long journey through grief to healing and hope for the future. We meet weekly at Highland Park Community Church, 5725 Highland Dr., Casper beginning Tuesday, September 14 at 6:30 p.m. in room. 1327. There is a $20 fee for the book (scholarships available). For more information, please call Vickie Obermueller at 262-8024 or The Healing Place at 265-3977.

Confidential Suicidal Grief Support Groups on Zoom

Due to COVID-19, there are currently no personal support groups for suicidal grief. However, there are Zoom support meetings on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month that are announced and by invitation to JR’s Hunt; for life facebook support page. Join the page and pay attention to the announcement invitation and join. These are confidential and closed to the public. You must register via the Zoom application/invitation to participate. If you have problems, they can also FaceTime you in the meetings. Once you’ve joined the Facebook group, you can message if you have any questions.

Poverty Resistance Open

Poverty Resistance Food Pantry, 450 S. Wolcott, Casper has reintroduced social distancing in the pantry. The agency also limits the number of guests in the pantry to six at a time. This is necessary as new COVID cases have skyrocketed and Wyoming’s overall vaccination rate is among the lowest in the country. For more information, contact Mary Ann Budenske at 307-215-4732, email her at [email protected], or message her on Facebook.

Parkinson’s Exercise Group

Open to anyone with Parkinson’s disease, this exercise class focuses on improving balance, endurance, safety and managing symptoms. It is open to all ages and the course can be tailored to different training needs. The cost of the course is $5. The group meets Tuesdays from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Rocky Mountain Therapy, 2546 East 2nd Street, Building #500. If you have any questions, call 577-5204 or 237-1200.

Updated pantry list

  • Casper Community Church Pantry, 249 N. Wolcott, Saturday, 9-11 a.m. Eugene, 307-462-6821
  • Oasis Food Pantry, College Heights Community Center Pantry, 1927 South Walnut, Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 307-224-4104 (X 7)
  • Faith Assembly of God Pantry, 4301 Casper Mountain Road, Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 265-9121. During the pandemic, staff provide pre-made boxes at the front door of the church.
  • The First Christian Church sandwich service begins Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Briseway at the First United Methodist Church downtown. Info: [email protected]
  • Holy Cross Center Inc. Pantry, 1030 N. Lincoln, Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 577-1041
  • Mountain View Baptist Food Pantry, 4250 Poison Spider Road, Wednesday 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 234-4381 or [email protected]
  • Joshua’s Storehouse Food Pantry, 334 S. Wolcott St., Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Takeout format. 265-0242
  • The Wyoming Rescue Mission serves breakfast from 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., lunch from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m., and dinner from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on weekdays. Weekend and bank holiday brunch from 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Dinner
  • Glenrock, 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, 506 West Birch, 15 St. (downtown), 1pm to 5pm

Mary Ann Budenske: 307-215-4732 or [email protected]

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