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Congratulations to Riverside Middle School eighth-grader Brittany Smith, who won first place among the middle school entries and the overall grand prize in the “Why Reading is Important to Me” essay contest sponsored by Literacy Outreach and the Garfield County Public Library system. Her English teacher, Roselann Carr, placed second in the adult category.More than 800 entries were judged to specific criteria by a group of eight people. Winners read their essays to the audience at the awards ceremony, held in late September.In the grade K-3 category, winners were: Marteen Herrera, first place; Jazmin Rodriguez, second place; and Janette Garcia Lopez and Jorge Ortega Zimmer, honorable mention.In the 4-5 grade category, Rebecca Carcaterra earned first place, Jasmin Villezcas took second place, and Blake Lockard received third place.Besides Brittany Smith’s well-written and very touching first-place essay about her grandmother’s interest in reading, Anna Wiltse won second place and Edith Garcia won third place in the middle-school category.Hannah Saliman won first place in the high school category, Stephanie Garay won second place, and Sweta Lohani won third place.In the adult category, Diane Williams-Perry won first place, Roselan Carr won second place, and there was a tie for third place between Renata Scheder and Dale Carson.•••••Creekside Hair and Skin Day Spa opened at its new location at the old Rippy Phillips 66 Station, across the river at the intersection on the way to the Riverbend subdivsion on Wednesday, Oct. 6.Karen Wood, Cindy Stillman, Connie Webber, Lynette Cerise and Diane Newbill are excited about their new digs, which offer Colorado ambience and great river views in 2,000 square feet of rustic log interior.Hair, skin and day spa services are available from the talented group of cosmetologists. A nail technician is expected to add nail services in approximately 30 days. Call 984-3625 for specific hours or to make an appointment.”We’re all looking forward to offering our services for the whole family in this great new location,” Wood said.••••• Get a jump start on the holiday season at the third annual Celebrate Fall Craft Fair on Saturday, Oct. 30. The craft fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the New Castle Community Center. Local crafters will present their wares, ranging from crocheted blankets, scarves and baby items; jewelry; Native American crafts; pottery; bath teas, soap, and lip balms; candles, woodworks and carvings; framed pictures, paintings, and ironworks; fleece blankets and cat toys; Avon products; and more.The Two Rivers MOPS organization will be serving breakfast, lunch and baked goods at a nominal price at the event. Please call Mickey at 984-3530 or Julie at 984-2646 for more information.Kay Vasilakis’ column “New Castle News” appears every other Thursday. For news tips and inspirations, please call 984-2308.Kay Vasilakis’ column “New Castle News” appears every other Thursday. For news tips and inspirations, please call 984-2308.


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