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Aurelia B. Wallace7-23-1907 to 3-12-2003MomIf tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, me & sis and your little sweethearts Alexx & Bandit would walk right up to Heaven and bring you home again. We miss you every day. Love, your twins.Ice Out for TroutWith area weather recently becoming a bit more friendly for fishing, its an appropriate time for local anglers to look ahead to the spring and summer and take part in an event that promises to help all resident fly fans.The Ferdinand Hayden Chapter of Trout Unlimited hosts Ice Out for Trout, a fund-raising party and silent auction, held on Saturday, March 13, at the Hotel Colorado. Doors open at 6 p.m. and everyone is invited to enjoy free hors doeuvres and a cash bar. Guests can also place bids on a huge array of silent auction items, including guided fishing trips in Colorado and Florida, fly rods and tons of other items fishing enthusiasts cant live without.At 7:30 p.m., Tim Heng, manager of Taylor Creek Fly Shop, will present a slide show on fly fishing on Christmas Island. At 8:30 p.m. folks will also gather for a raffle drawing of Evening in Cheesman Canyon, the first of four lithographs in a series by noted artist and writer Russell Chatham.Tickets for the Chatham raffle are $10 each or six for $50 and are available at the door or in advance by calling the following folks: Kendall Henry, 928-8358; Bob Millette, 947-9613; Mike Shook, 963-1084.Funds raised during the event will help with projects including the annual cleanup of the Roaring Fork River, Tamarisk removal along the Colorado River and sending local youth to conservation camps.


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