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The Grand Valley High School drama class will be presenting a comedy, the three- act, Rest Assured, by Donald Payton. Mr. Morlock, who will be played by Justin Munyer, is a fidgety, grouchy old fellow who doesnt like anything but money and wont let his daughter Mary (played by Dani Gonzales) marry Joe Laconi (played by Jesse Epperson) because Joe is poor. So when Joes papa, Luigi, (played by Taylor Hendricks) comes over to plead his sons case, the two men start feuding and Mr. Morlock says if Mary weds Joe, it will be over his dead body! Luigi says if they dont get married, itll be over his. When Luigi has a heart attack, the feud appears over. But Luigi gets permission from up there to come back to haunt Mr. Morlock and continue haunting him until he gives the kids his blessing. Mr. Morlock is frenzied. Luigis ghost, visible only to Morlock, kicks him off the cough, pulls the covers off him, kicks him in the seat, flirts with his secretary, and cavorts around in a fashion that would put most ghosts to shame. Poor Mr. Morlock, the entire family thinks hes lost his few remaining marbles. There are many surprising twists and turns as Mr. Morlock begins to realize his many mistakes.Other cast members are: Chantelle Cooper, Amanda Gunter, Heather Neuleib, Natasha Segreto, J.C. Williford, Caylee Kettle, Derek Romero, Sarah Strong, Drew McFarland, Omar Vargas, and Lyndsey Tonder. The play is under the direction of Mr. Kimble Klinzman.Rest Assured will be presented in two performances one on Wednesday, Jan. 11, and one on Saturday, Jan. 14. The curtain is scheduled to go up at 7 p.m. at the GVHS cafetorium both evenings.Parachute/Battlement Mesa Parks & RecreationSign up for spring soccer before February 1. Early registration is mandatory, due to league scheduling. The fee for soccer is $50, plus a $35 refundable uniform deposit. Practices will begin in early March and games begin in late April.Coaches are still needed to help with youth basketball. Please give Mary or Dan a call at 285-0388 if you are interested in coaching a team.Swim Lessons at the Activity CenterSwimming lessons for preschool kids ages 3 5 years old will be held at the pool on Tuesdays and Thursdays (Jan. 11 through Feb.10) from 11:30 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. The cost is $38/child. Please register at the front desk by Jan. 7.Swimming lessons for parent/tot (kids ages 6 months 2 years old) will also be held at the pool on Tuesdays and Thursdays (Jan. 11 through Feb. 10) from 10:30 11:10 a.m. The cost is $38. Please register at the front desk by Jan. 7.Weight Watchers is finally back in our own area. Contact Sue at 285-9800 for more information. The first meeting is planned for Jan. 5. There is a facility and a leader.Mary Moores column, Grand Valley News, appears every other Thursday. To contact Mary with a news tip, e-mail her at beatlesfan_309@comcast.net.


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