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The Wentzel family has survived some challenging times in the last year. Here is an update and thanks from Karen Wentzel to the people in New Castle. “I just want to thank everyone for their support during my recent course of chemotherapy treatments for lymphoma. The outpouring of good wishes, meals, cards and prayers for my family and me was amazing – and heartwarming. I am in remission now and still feel uplifted by so many wonderful people in New Castle and neighboring communities and churches. Our family is truly blessed to live here.”-The Indigo Sky Theater Company will present the award-winning play “Daughters of the Lone Star State,” by Del Shores, at 7 p.m. Friday, April 25, at the Rifle High School Auditorium. A donation is requested for admission. The production is a fund-raiser for the Rifle Animal Shelter.”Daughters of the Lone Star State” uses colorful characters and humor to “bring to light” the damaging effects of prejudice, discrimination and racism in society. In the play, the Daughters of the Lone Star State are having their annual meeting. The group is dying out, literally, so this year’s effort to attract new members is all out. When “undesirables” arrive, chaos erupts! The play is rated PG-13 due to mild language and adult content.-On April 28 the New Castle Historical Museum will hold a membership meeting at St. John’s Guild Hall at 6 p.m. The evening’s program will be presented by Bill Kight, archeologist with the U.S. Forest Service, who will be speaking on the Flat Tops, Ute Trail and the fires of 2002. -Larry Borgard’s “Gorgeous Gourds” workshop was a real hit at OZ, the Artists’ Workshop on Saturday, April 12. Borgard explained everything from the different varieties of gourds, how to grow gourds, how long to dry them, how to prepare them for decoration, and even passed out a few seeds to plant.If you don’t have the patience to grow gourds from seed, Sunshine Farm (just west of New Castle) will soon have already-sprouted plants for you to plant in the ground, once the danger of frost has passed.-Take advantage of New Castle’s Spring Clean-Up, scheduled Mondays through Saturdays from April 14 through April 27, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays. Large appliances, motor oil, vehicle parts, tires, paint and computers may not be discarded. -The menu for the CMC Senior Nutrition Luncheon at the New Castle Community Center on Monday, April 21, will be ham `n beans, combination vegetable salad, cottage cheese with orange sections, southwestern cornbread, and cherry whipped pudding.Please call me at 984-2308 if you have any New Castle news to share.

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