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Amber Cunningham of Glenwood Springs, along with HF BENTLEY, a 2005 bay American Quarter Horse gelding, are among 64 contenders for the Farnam All-Around Amateur Award at the 2011 Bank of America Amateur competition at the American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show, held Nov. 5-19 in Oklahoma City, Okla.

“The Farnam All-Around Amateur Award is the most prestigious title an amateur exhibitor can win at the AQHA World Championship Show and one of the most significant honors awarded by the American Quarter Horse Association,” said AQHA Executive Vice President Don Treadway Jr. “I congratulate Amber on qualifying HF BENTLEY for this award.”

The Farnam All-Around Amateur Award is presented to the amateur exhibitor earning the greatest number of points in a minimum of two categories and three events on the same horse in amateur competition. The winner will receive $15,000 from Farnam, plus thousands of dollars in additional prizes. The Farnam Reserve All-Around Amateur will receive $5,000 plus additional prizes, with third- through fifth-place finishers each receiving $1,500 plus additional products.



More than 3,500 entries are vying for 94 world championships and more than $2.6 million in cash and awards at the 2011 Bank of America Amateur and FedEx Open AQHA World Championship Show, the largest, richest, invitation-only world championship horse show.

Invitations were extended only to exhibitors earning a pre-determined number of points in AQHA-approved shows between Aug. 1, 2010, and July 31, 2011.



Visit aqha.com/worldshow for complete coverage of the event and additional information.

Roaring Fork High School will host a basketball parent meeting tonight at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held in the gym, and it is for parents of both boys and girls basketball players.

Contact Larry Williams at 384-5775 with questions.

The Reel Rock Film Tour comes to Glenwood Springs on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. in the Glenwood Springs High School auditorium. The doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Admission is $12 for adults and $8 for students.

The film night is a fundraiser for the Glenwood Springs High School climbing program and features a silent auction and a raffle with products from a variety of outdoor businesses.

Sender Films and Big UP Productions are bringing audiences several climbing flicks for the sixth annual Reel Rock Film Tour.

Some of the climbing stories chronicled include: the legendary race for The Nose speed record; a 9-year-old bouldering prodigy; Tommy Caldwell’s efforts on the hardest big wall free climb; a crazed high-lining champion; the most insane ice climbing action ever.

Questions about the event can be directed to Mike Schneiter at 384-5595 or mike.schneiter@gmail.com.

The Western Colorado Volleyball Club will be holding volleyball tryouts for girls 15 to 18 years old the weekend of Nov. 12-13.

The tryout fee will be $40 and includes a required club practice T-shirt.

Tryouts are for both days and players are required to be at both sessions.

Sessions will be held at Student Recreation Center of Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction.

For more information, visit http://www.westerncoloradovolleyball.org and click on “WCVBC Tryouts.”

The Western Colorado Volleyball Club will be holding a middle school volleyball clinic for players 10 to 14 years old on Sunday, Nov. 20, from 2-5 p.m.

The WCVBC clinic will focus on fundamental skills, including passing, serving and hitting.

Sessions will be held at Student Recreation Center of Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction.

For more information, visit http://www.westerncoloradovolleyball.org.

Earn prizes for attending fitness classes at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.

Starting in November, grab a fitness class sign-in card from the community center or download one from http://www.glenwoodrec.com. Have an instructor sign it each time you attend a fitness class.

After 15 fitness classes, you will receive a prize.

After 30 fitness classes, you will receive a prize and you will be entered in a drawing to win additional prizes. You can earn additional signatures if you invite other participants.

This program is free with a valid membership or drop-in pass. More information regarding this fitness challenge is available at http://www.glenwoodrec.com.


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