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On behalf of the Garfield School District No. Re-2, I would like to thank the many people who made the annual retirement dinner (Hootenanny VI) a magical evening.First and foremost, we must thank the corporate sponsors that provided funding for the event: Central Distributing, Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Facility Innovation Services, Inc., Haselden Construction, Lewan and Associates, VTBS and Lifetouch Photography.The West Garfield Education Association provided volunteers and helped the entire evening run smooth. The committee of Tina Bingman, Sharon Donohoue, JoAn Knipping, and Christy Wiig once again staged a memorable evening for our five retiring staff members and the rest of our staff.Boogie Down Light and Sound provided wonderful entertainment. David demonstrated yet another of his amazing talents as the “Magical Mr. Z.” We are grateful to the Two Rivers Convention Center for their support and hospitality.Donations were provided by the following businesses for the evening: Sonic, Subway, Texas Mesquite Bar-B-Q, Lori Brown, Cathy Rossilli, Sunlight Mountain Resort, The Hotel Colorado, Powderhorn, Nancy Smucker, VJ’s Outlaw Restaurant, Rifle Creek Golf Course, Sleepy Cat, Columbine Liquors, Bed Bath and Beyond, Glenwood Caverns, Burning Mountain Bowl, Rifle Superwash, Choice Liquors, KFC, Whimsical Wagon, Curves for Women, Wells Fargo, Domino’s Pizza, Elmer Suds, Mancinelli’s, Elk Creek Bar & Grill, Sammy’s on Park Avenue, Stereo Unlimited, Harrelson Music, Creek Bend Bistro, Rifle Garden Center, City Market, Hogback Pizza, Centennial Gardens, NAPA, Radio Shack, Smoothie King, Rocky Mountain Liquor, Country Florist, Rifle Fireside Bowl, Colorado Custom Cycles, Miller’s Dry Goods, An Exquisite Design, Wendall’s Gifts, Shanghai Garden, El JeBowl, Alpine Bank, Miner’s Claim, Sunrise Scramble, New Castle Fitness, New Castle Diner, Sunlight Mountain Bike & Ski.This year’s honored retirees included: Toni Mullenax, Julia Conrad, Deneen Bell, Barb Miller and Pam Salazar.To all who helped create such a memorable evening, we appreciate the donations of time, materials, and blood, sweat and tears.Theresa Hamilton, Director of Districtwide ServicesHootenanny Committee

To the farmers, ranchers and patrons of the Silt Co-op, I want to thank you for your patronage over the years. To me, most of you have been like family and have treated me the same. I thank you for the times you have allowed me to share with you, when we laughed about things that just needed laughing about; for the times that we have had to shed tears for the tragedies and hard times and for the prayers to get through them. I thank you for when you gave your word, it was better than any attorney-signed contract. I thank you for taking the responsibility of being farmers and ranchers and for the immense knowledge that I have learned from all of you. The world needs you. I will greatly miss seeing you come through the doors of the Silt Co-op. I thank you for letting me have the honor to serve you over the last 25 years. Thank you again.Terry J. DavisBranch Manager Silt Co-op

Heartfelt appreciation to the Glenwood Springs Fire Department and EMTS Captain Chad Harris and Harlan Nimmo for providing free CPR class to a group of ten Glenwood Springs/Roaring Fork School District (RFSD) staff on May 19. The Glenwood Springs Fire Department also is contributing to the heart health of the entire community by paying for one half ($1,000) the cost of an automated external defibrillator (AED), which will be located at Glenwood Springs High School. Training for the AED is also included in this American Heart Association CPR class. The AED is a critical step in the chain of survival during sudden cardiac arrest. Early defibrillation is the only definitive treatment for sudden cardiac arrest. Thank you for this collaborative project with RFSD in making our community safer. Health is academic.Mary Jo Spain R.N. MSNschool nurse, Glenwood Springs


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