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Do you remember a special person in your life that you admired? Someone who was there when you needed to talk, and you knew they were just a tad bit wiser? The YouthZone Pals Mentoring Program has recently started up again in Parachute, and is offering a great opportunity for adults and high school students to be a guiding friend to a youth in our community. If you like helping others, doing fun activities with kids, and spending quality time with a child who would like a Pal, check out the program. There are many youths waiting for a mentor, maybe one of them is right for you. Please contact Nancy MacGregor at 625-3141, or to for more information on having the time of your life changing a life.

Joan and Harry Bennett will be showing slides of their Peru adventure, including a four-day hike to Machu Picchu and a three-day trip up the Amazon River at the next Friends of the Parachute Library meeting. The meeting is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, at the Battlement Mesa Activity Center. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Jerry Barlow, a Celtic fingerstyle guitarist, will be performing a concert at 7 p.m. Friday, March 14, at the Battlement Mesa Activity Center. Mr. Barlow has performed on the National Public Radio and the Public Broadcasting Service; he is an Indie Award Winner. Out of the many musicians performing today the vast majority are skilled in either performing on their instrument or in entertaining an audience. Its very rare and extremely enjoyable to see a musician at the very top of his craft in both areas. Scott Beach, Entertainment Director of Colorado Celtic Entertainment.

Both the girls and boys basketball teams are on their way to Pueblo to compete in the Class 2A State Championship Games. The girls game will be at 8:45 a.m. and the boys game will be at 10:15 a.m., today. The games will be broadcast on KSUN Radio 101.1 FM and also online. To connect online, just go to and click on Live 24/7 Radio. Dora King will be doing the play-by-play and she is excellent. If you miss the games on the radio, you can find out how they did by going online to, click on 2008 State Basketball Brackets & Ticket Prices, then click on either 2A Girls or 2A Boys and see the brackets. This will also give you the time for the next game. Good Luck to the Cardinals.

The annual Easter egg hunt for children up to 6 years old will be held at 10 a.m. sharp Saturday, March 23 at the Battlement Mesa Activity Center. The Kiwanis Club and the Builders Club sponsor this annual event. Besides finding eggs, the Easter Bunny will be available for visits. A parent or guardian must accompany all children.

The Grand Valley High School and St. John Middle School production of Fiddler on the Roof is scheduled for April. The cast and crew have been selected and rehearsals are now underway. I will have more information on dates and times, as we get closer to the event.

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