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The photography show is on display right now in the lobby of the Battlement Mesa Activity Center. There are more than 45 photographs in three categories – 35 mm, black and white and digital. All of the entries are just superb; it is definitely worth a trip to the center to view these fine photographs. And while you’re there, vote for your favorite. I really had a difficult time making a selection; I tried to talk Fran into letting me vote for several. The photos will be on display through Oct.10.•••••You don’t have to be a high school student’s parent to join the Booster Club. We are a group of adults wishing to enhance the lives of all the students at Grand Valley High School. Please bring your talents and join us. The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the high school cafetorium. Each year the Booster Club funds scholarships to graduating seniors and continuing education scholarships to past graduates. We also fund mini-grants to various groups including sports, fine arts, and student clubs. In addition, we host a safe after-prom party every year. This year our main effort is going to be fund-raising to construct a ticket booth for the stadium. Homecoming is Oct. 14, and we have many fund-raising efforts in conjunction with this event. Jody Williams, Rose Belden and Sandy Hansen took individual pictures of every student involved in football, volleyball and cheerleading. We will be making these into button pins for parents to wear and display pride in their child. Pins will be on sale for $2, with a red rosette $4 at the volleyball and football games on Friday, Oct. 14. The Booster Club will also be selling football mum corsages on homecoming night. Make sure your lady has one for the game. Call Mary at 309-8589 to place your order. ••••• A Wine Tasting and a Taste of the Grand Valley is sponsored by the Mt. Callahan Community Fund, which is the regional arm of the Western Colorado Community Fund. It’s all happening this Sunday, Oct. 2, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Battlement Mesa Golf Club. Members of the Glenwood Springs Symphony Orchestra will be performing. Tickets are $25 per adult and are available at Alpine Bank, Wells Fargo Bank and from any Mt. Callahan board member. For more information, call Barbara Pavlin at 285-7634 or Susan Elliott at 285-2110.••••• If you or anyone you know needs temporary or occasional assistance with daily care, call Bev Gray at 285-2338. Bev is also looking for anyone who wishes to help by volunteering. What a great idea, Bev!••••• Pete Wernick and the “Live Five” Bluegrass/Jazz Band will be performing at the Battlement Mesa Activity Center on Sunday, Oct. 16, at 3 p.m. Pete was on the David Letterman show just last Wednesday. Tickets are available at the Activity Center for $7.50/adults and $5/children.••••• Don’t forget the Oktoberfest celebration this Saturday, Oct. 1, at Cottonwood Park in Parachute. The barbecue begins at 5 p.m., followed by fireworks at dusk, and the street dance with “Exit 42.”••••• Congratulations to Chantelle Cooper, “Miss Garfield County,” who raised over $500 with her benefit dinner to assist Katrina victims.••••• Just a little personal note – Thomas R. Gonzales was selected for the 2005 Colorado Environmental Health Association Environmental Achievement Award. Tom was presented the award at the 2005 CEHA Awards Banquet. The Environmental Achievement Award is presented to outstanding environmental health professionals. Recipients must be a member of CEHA and are selected on the basis of their helpful, courteous and professional service working with the public and fellow professionals, and for service that brings credibility and respect to the field of environmental health. Tom is a senior environmental health specialist for Larimer County, a 1992 graduate of Rifle High School, and my eldest son.Mary Moore’s column appears every other Thursday. E-mail Mary with any news tips at mmoore@bmesa.com.


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