Hayden Town Talk

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— Ashleigh Muhme went to Green Mountain Reservoir for a fishing tournament with her dad, Bob, Jay May, Dennis Hallenbeck and Winston Jagger on Jan. 18. Ashleigh placed third in her division and received a fishing pole.

Sam and Louise Haslem were in Denver for the Stock Show, where Sam was honored for being the superintendent of the Sheep Shearing Contest. Sam started the first shearing contest in 1968, and kids from the ages of 14 to 20 sheared the sheep. The contest is still ongoing at the National Western Stock Show and Sam retired as superintendent last year. He was honored during a lamb banquet where he received a wool vest, a sheepskin signed by the shearers and radio personalities, and products from Oster and Sunbeam.

Local veterinarian Lee Meyering and his wife, Erin, had a baby boy on Jan. 22. Cash Oliver weighed in at 7 pounds 13 ounces and was 21 3/4 inches long. Congratulations!

They Hayden Band will be putting on a spaghetti dinner on Feb. 7 to raise money for its trip. It will be held in the middle school lunch room, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Band students will be out selling tickets for $5.

The Brownie Troop 217 and Junior Troop 218 met on Tuesday and worked on merit patches by doing crafts. If you'd like to join the Hayden Girl Scouts, please call Brownie leader Christy Weiss at 276-2159, or Junior leader Barbara Binetti at 276-3320. Cadette and Senior Girl Scouts will be meeting Feb. 2.

Hayden Middle School students will be doing their winter activities starting Monday and continuing thru the next three Mondays. They will be going skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, sledding and ice fishing. For more information, call the middle school office.

The third- and fourth-grade boys and girls are practicing basketball and will be playing games during high school basketball games at halftime. The boys practice on Mondays and Wednesdays, and the girls practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Practice time is from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Mr. Luppes and Mr. Incitti are coaching the program. Both boys and girls played during halftime at the high school game on Jan. 24. Girls will play again Tuesday, and the boys will play Feb. 4.

Destination ImagiNation members attended a workshop on Saturday at the elementary school to learn about stage presence and other important information that they will use to present their projects at the Regional, which will be held April 5 in Rifle.

The high school girls basketball team will have a home game starting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, and the boys and girls will go to West Grand on Friday; tipoff is at 4:30 p.m.

Middle school girls basketball will be playing away at North Park on Feb. 1, with the game starting at 9 a.m. Next game will be Feb. 4, in Baggs at 5 p.m.

High school wrestlers will have at match starting at 6 p.m. Thursday at Soroco. They will be wrestling in Eagle Valley on Feb. 1.

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