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Left to right, Diane Boat, Kathy Senior and Harry Garner.

Lions Club raises money

The New Castle Lions Club raised $300 for the Riverside Booster Club through the Lions Club barbecue at the annual Booster Club Carnival recently.

Harry Garner, club treasurer, presented Booster Club directors Diane Boat and Kathy Senior with the $300 check at the May 20 Lions Club meeting.

Klenda featured in art exhibit

Saddle maker Bob Klenda of New Castle was invited to participate in the Colorado Saddle Makers Association and ProRodeo Hall of Fame “Art of the SaddleMaker” exhibition at the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs.

The exhibition will honor the traditional art of Western saddle making and will open Sept. 13 and run through Oct. 31. The selected exhibitors are from five states, including Texas, New Mexico, Washington and Idaho as well as Colorado.

Monk Dawson not slowing down

Ol’ cowboy Monk Dawson of New Castle reported in to a friend Tuesday at the GSPI. Seems Monk recently kept up his birthday tradition: climbing up to Hanging Lake without stopping for breaks.

He’s about to turn 81. Better catch up with him quick if you want to wish him a happy birthday, though. He’s off soon to spend the summer in Oregon and Alaska. Looking for bigger mountains to climb, is all we can guess.

Ace in the hole

Disc golfer Phil Stowe, who lives in Westbank, posted his first hole-in-one Wednesday at the Colorado Mountain College Spring Valley Disc Golf Course. Stowe scored the ace on hole No. 16.

“At first it seemed like it was going to go way left,” hole-in-one witness and Stowe’s golf partner Shannon Stauffer said. “But then it just ended up going in.”

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