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Eighteen students from Garfield School District No. 16 competed in the Western Colorado Science Fair held at Mesa State College on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27 and 28. All the students did a great job representing District 16, and a few came home with special recognition. Tallah Hardesty, a fifth-grader at Bea Underwood Elementary School, received a second place award. Lauren Schubert, an eighth-grader at St. John Middle School, also received a second place award. Dani Gonzales, also an eighth-grader, received a second place award along with special recognition from City Market for a project in recycling and the NACE excellence award. Jared Majkut, a Grand Valley High School student, received special recognition from both the Army and the Air Force. Megan Johnson from the high school received a first place award.All the science teachers deserve special kudos for emphasizing excellence in our children: BUE teacher Richard Nipper, SMS teachers Mick Paulis and Darcy Gillaspy and GVHS teachers Brian Roddiger and Scott Sandbloom.Parks & Rec NewsWow, the garage sale that was held on Feb. 27 and 28 was a great success, with proceeds totaling over $1,650. While I was there, the place was packed and people were leaving with all kinds of great finds. I confess to being a thermos junkie, and I walked away with two more, much to my familys disapproval. Thanks to Darren Davidson for providing the space for the sale and to all the volunteers who helped set up and sell.Youth wrestling for kindergarten through sixth-graders has begun. At last count 37 little wrestlers had taken to the mats. The wrestlers will be attending area meets, and practice is held three times per week.Soccer is also under way with over 80 kids out for the sport. There are still a few spaces available on the U-14 boys team. Call 285-0388 for more information.Tee Ball for boys and girls kindergarten through second-grade will be held during the month of May. It will be held twice a week at the Callahan Ball Field Complex in Parachute. Participants will learn the fundamentals of baseball/ softball fee is $30. Space is limited so register now at the office located at 101 S. Frontage Road in Parachute.PEO Chapter IPThe PEO Chapter IP will be having a luncheon/card game and board party from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 22. Tickets are $10 per person. Come by yourself or as a group of three or four. You can either bring your own card or table game (trivia, scrabble, etc.) or we will provide the games. For tickets please call Liz at 285-7337 or Mary Jane at 285-1456.Annual Young at Heart Health FairThe annual Young at Heart Health Fair will be held from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, March 27, at the activity center. As usual all types of medical tests will be offered along with health awareness vendor booths. Call the activity center at 285-9480 or the Parks and Rec Department at 285-0388 for more information.Mary Moores column, Grand Valley News, appears every other Thursday. To contact Mary with a news tip, call her at 945-8525, ext. 108, or e-mail MooreMOMOF7@aol. com.


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