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Check out this list of names to see if you know anyone who will be honored at the 2003 Garfield County Humanitarian Awards Dinner on Monday night, Jan. 27, at the Hotel Colorado. Please consider being in attendance to lend your support for your friends who give so much time for the betterment of the citizens of Garfield County. And you can always give them a hard time afterwards about all the wonderful things that were said on their behalf! Call 945-2632, ext.101, and give your meal preference, either a delicious chicken dish or a vegetarian offering. The cost of the dinner is $20, which is worth every penny. Festivities begin with a social time at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., and the program at 6:30 p.m.The nominees are: Lindsey Cheney, Natalie Bassett, Micaela O’Leary – Youth; Kathy Goodman, Glenwood Springs Elks Club, Chris Caywood, Hattie Norgren, Rosie Wheeler, Thomas Joiner, Chuck Cook, Larry Borgard, Jack Sebesta, Dick and Helen Smith, Sally Fuller, Mike Alsdorf, Lucy Adams, Jack Hazelhurst, Judy Huston, Bruce Christensen, Carolyn Hardin, Michael Reyelts, Lynn Kirchner, Larry Schmueser, Louise Mooney, Johnny and Kathy Miller, Julie Olson, Linda Austin-Martin, Fred Barta, Paul Carlson, Jeff Hiltner, the team of Margaret Neil and Kelly Borich, Pete Waller, and Judy Blakeslee.-There will be a Benefit Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, Feb. 1, for Shirley and Warren Wailes, who lost their home and most of their personal belongings in a recent fire. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. at the New Castle Community Center. The cost for this benefit is $7/adult, $5/senior and children 3-12, and under 3, free. The organizers are also offering door prizes, and attendees may also donate to cover the cost of the door prizes if they feel extra generous.-OZ, The Artists’ Workshop located on Main Street in beautiful downtown New Castle, is a private arts school based on the principles of the Art Students League. OZ invites local and nationally recognized artists to present a variety of basic and innovation courses and workshops.Here is your opportunity to get quality art instruction a reasonable rate so close to home! Two Pastels sessions will be taught by Betsy Blackard, starting Monday, Jan. 27. Session One will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. Session Two will be held from 1-4 p.m. Each of these sessions continues for six weeks. Sign up for sessions individually. Fee per session is $30.Ruth Glen Little will be teaching two Water Color classes starting Friday, Feb. 21. Session One will be held 10 a.m. to noon. Session Two will be held from 1-3 p.m., and each session will be six weeks. The cost for the 24 hours of instruction is $210.If your kids want to use their creativity in an artful way, the Art Enrichment for Kids is sure to be a hit. This class introduces the process of seeing and drawing skills for 8- to 12-year-olds. The price for this class is $15 per class or $90 per six-week session.Do you want to do something more interesting on your Saturdays? Grant Ballin is teaching Sculpture, Etc.; Facial Components and Full-size Portrait Bust; and Two Color Painting Magic on Saturdays starting Feb. 1.On Thursdays starting Feb. 6, Ballin will teach Jenkins Explored for four weeks, using oils on canvas.Patty Ringer will teach two sessions on Porcelain Painting starting Wednesday, Jan. 29. Session One is from 9:30 a.m. to noon, and Session Two is from 1-3:30 p.m.Please call Patty at 984-0445 or email at for more information or to register for any of these classes. Take advantage of this opportunity now and get those brain cells working in a new way!The Town of New Castle has a new Web site. At, citizens can take care of business, and potential citizens can make a virtual visit to the town.”The Web site provides an enormous amount of helpful data to our citizens on a 24-hour basis,” said town clerk Lisa Cain. “It also paints a picture of our community that is attractive to businesses and individuals who may wish to move to our town.”The site contains a calendar listing public meetings and provides links to civic leaders and the Chamber of Commerce (sponsor of the annual Burning Mountain Festival), and an extensive Document Center.”The Document Center provides access to meeting agendas, town ordinances, Recreation Department registration forms, building permit applications and other items of interest to our citizens,” said Cain.-The menu for the CMC Senior Nutrition Luncheon at the New Castle Community Center on Monday, Jan. 27, will be Swedish meatballs over noodles, stewed tomatoes, carrot raisin salad, and pineapple upside-down cake.Please call me at 984-2308 if you have any New Castle news or inspirations to share.

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