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Terrific Kids go to Bea Underwood

Post Independent Writer

The Parachute/Battlement Mesa Kiwanis Club sponsors a program called Terrific Kids. Teachers recognize students at Bea Underwood Elementary for good behavior or for going above and beyond expectations in school life. Each month, teachers select students and bestow upon them the title of Terrific Kid. Teachers named 75 Terrific Kids for the first semester of this school year. The Kiwanis Club decided to go even a little further this year and reward these special students with an extra spectacular event to celebrate being a Terrific Kid. On Jan. 21, these 75 kids, along with 10 parents, two Kiwanis Club members, two bus drivers, school counselor Deb Cain, and assistant principal Desha Bierbaum, traveled to the Rifle Creek Theater. There they saw the movie “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.” Each child was not only treated to the movie, but also a bag of popcorn and a drink, all underwritten by our good friends at the Kiwanis Club. Since I know a couple of these Terrific Kids personally – a granddaughter and a grandson – I asked them to tell me a little about this experience. My grandson, Andrew Mead, was impressed with getting treats but felt the movie was the best part. He cannot stop talking about razor sharp teeth and a razor sharp nose. My granddaughter, Breanna Jensen, thought the part with the snake was the very best and riding in the school bus was lots of fun.Thank you Kiwanis Club; you are always making our community a great place to live.Parachute/Battlement Mesa Fire Protection DistrictOn Saturday morning, Jan. 29, the long-awaited arrival of the new fire truck took place. There were about 30 of us at the Battlement Mesa Fire House to welcome the beautiful new truck. We could hear the siren as the firemen drove the truck up the mesa. It is a beautiful and highly technical new truck and a great addition to our fire department and our community. Thank you to all the firefighters and board members for working so hard to get this truck for our community – you make us all safer, and we appreciate it.Valentine’s Day dinner/danceBe sure to score points with your valentine by taking her or him to the dinner/dance from 7-10 p.m Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Activity Center . The Walt Smith Trio will provide the music, and Easy Cuisine is catering the buffet dinner. There are still tickets available, but make your reservation soon at the front desk. The cost is only $14 per person. What a great way to tell someone happy Valentine’s Day.Mary Moore’s column, “Grand Valley News,” runs every other Thursday. To contact Mary with a news tip, call her at 945-8515, ext. 108, or send e-mail to mmoore@bmesa.com.Grand Valley High School WinterfestBetween the girls and boys basketball games on Jan. 21 was the crowning of the high school Winterfest royalty. Seniors: Kayla Clark queenDylan Lindauer kingJessica Cilatca princessJoe Hughes princeJunior: Heather Jay attendantChris Evans attendantSophomores: Katie Bryant attendantRichard Gallegos attendantFreshmen: Dani Gonzales attendantEvan Yater attendant


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