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Community Briefs - Feb. 14, 2013

Lee and Vola Mercer of Silt are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jasilee Michelle Cristman, to Jerratt Edward Cook, the son of Shirley Bair of Paonia and Trent and Holly Cook of New Castle. The couple met as sophomores in high school and remained friends until they began dating in 2005. Cook is the owner of Jerratt Sheet Metal in Basalt, while Cristman works at Neil-Garing Insurance in Glenwood Springs. The happy couple plan to wed in Carbondale in August.

All Garfield County administrative offices will close Monday, Feb. 18, for Presidents Day. The county landfill will also close.Offices serving the community in emergency or 24-hour capacity will remain open, such as the sheriff's and coroner's offices and criminal justice services. The county airport will be open for general aviation, weather permitting, although the airport's administrative offices will close.RHS spring play premieresThe Rifle High School Drama Club will perform its spring musical, "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, with tickets $10 for adults and $5 for students, children, Garfield School District Re-2 staff with ID, and seniors (over 60) with ID. The show will continue each night through March 2. There will also be a matinee showing on Saturday, March 2, at 2 p.m.Set in an 1850 Oregon frontier town, Adam Pontipee, a backwoodsman, is looking to bring home a bride from town as he also shops for supplies needed for the winter to keep him and his six brothers stocked until spring. Adam is able to convince Milly, one of the town's few single women, to be his wife, but little does she know she is getting seven brothers for the price of one. The musical is appropriate for all ages, with dances choreographed by Artilluma Dance Studio.

Encana Oil & Gas (USA) will award $10,000 college scholarships to graduating high school seniors where the natural gas company operates. Scholarships of $2,500 per year for up to four years will go to one graduating senior in Rifle, New Castle, Parachute, Rangely, Fruita, Palisade, Meeker, DeBeque and Grand Junction.The scholarship is awarded directly to the student to be used for any college-related financial need, such as tuition and fees, room and board, textbooks and rent. All qualified high school seniors are encouraged to submit an online application. The web address is accessible through the student counselor's office. The deadline to submit online applications is March 16. Encana USA will conduct student interviews and final selection of award recipients will be in early April. For more information, check with your school counselor or email amy.lassahn@encana. com.

The Rifle High School Drama Club will perform its spring musical, "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, with tickets $10 for adults and $5 for students, children, Garfield School District Re-2 staff with ID, and seniors (over 60) with ID. The show will continue each night through March 2. There will also be a matinee showing on Saturday, March 2, at 2 p.m.Set in an 1850 Oregon frontier town, Adam Pontipee, a backwoodsman, is looking to bring home a bride from town as he also shops for supplies needed for the winter to keep him and his six brothers stocked until spring. Adam is able to convince Milly, one of the town's few single women, to be his wife, but little does she know she is getting seven brothers for the price of one. The musical is appropriate for all ages, with dances choreographed by Artilluma Dance Studio.


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