Readers Say Thanks
On Oct. 15, every Rifle Middle School eighth-grader participated in the second annual Junior Achievement of the Roaring Fork Valleys Career Day. The students investigated career choices, learned about salaries and budgets, and discussed the positives and negatives about using credit. The event would not have been possible had it not been for the volunteers who took an afternoon off of work to share their knowledge and expertise with the students. So, JA would like to personally thank Susan Alvillar of Williams; Scott Becker of Bank of Colorado; Barb Clifton of Stuver, Lemoine & Clifton PC; Donna Gray of Williams; Clayton Collier of Bank of Colorado; Jeff Johnson of Johnson-Carter Architects; Julie Ann Kerr of Johnson-Carter Architects; Rhonda Krell; Chris Pearson of George Pearson Agency; George Pearson of George Pearson Agency; and Robin Tolan of YouthZone. Three organizations helped sponsor the event, and wed like to acknowledge those groups as well. Thank you to Western Colorado Community Foundation for helping supply the materials, Sandys Office Supply for donating folders, and Dominos Pizza in Rifle who helped provide the much-needed fuel at the end of the day.Clark Moustakas said it best, We can help a person to be himself by our own willingness to steep ourselves temporarily in his world, in his private feelings and experiences. By our affirmation of the person as he is, we give him support and strength to take the next step in his own growth.All of the individuals above as well as the eighth-grade teachers at Rifle Middle School did just that. They steeped themselves into the world of teenagers and inspired them to think bigger.Amy Spradlin, district managerJunior Achievement of the Roaring Fork Valley
Many thanks to Jean Alberico and her wonderful staff on Election Day. We were election judges at the Rifle City Hall and had to make numerous telephone calls to the Clerk and Recorders Office for clarification and information on behalf of the voters. Each phone call was answered with a friendly staff person getting the correct information back to us as fast as possible. As busy as we know they were that day, each time they were professional and very courteous. Without such a wonderful support group, it would be very difficult to be an election judge. Wilma Paddock and Cheryl ChartierPrecincts 19, 20 and 21Rifle
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