Laurie Hallenbeck: Hayden Town Talk for March 20

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Milestones

Happy birthday wishes to Erin Copeland, Roy McAnally, Brenda Whiteside, Jolie Goddard, Jody Babcock, Judy Copeland and Kent Miller.

Happy anniversary wishes to Jeremy and Sondra Boyd.

Upcoming

The annual Bunkhouse Bull Session is looking for 4-H and National FFA Organization members to present a song, story or poem at the event at 6 p.m. April 15 at the Routt County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. Two $500 scholarships will be awarded to the winners.

The event also includes a great lineup of cowboy poets, music, dinner and a silent auction. If you would like to donate items for the auction, call 4-H Extension Agent Cassidy Kurtz at 970-879-0825 or Donnie Hayes at 970-846-9233.

The Routt County CattleWomen are offering scholarships to graduating Routt County seniors as well as locals already in college. Applicants must be from a beef-producing family or be pursuing an agriculture-related degree. For more information, call Laurie Hallenbeck at 970-276-4152.

The Yampa Valley chapter of Safari Club International holds its annual banquet and fundraiser at 5 p.m. April 16 at the Holiday Inn of Craig. The event will include dinner and silent and live auctions. For tickets or more information, call 720-308-4896.

Local news

The Hayden School District is considering changing the 2011-12 academic year calendar. Faculty and staff will present a proposal at the April 20 School Board meeting.

Emma Johnson, Jof Deckler and Tyler Hockaday returned from their Jun­ior National Young Leaders Con­ference March 5 to 10 in Washington, D.C. They visited the White House, Capitol Hill and the war memorials and participated in focus groups to build leadership and other skills.

There was a big turnout for the Hayden Lions Club’s annual St. Patrick’s Day corned beef and cabbage dinner. The food was good, and many spent extra time visiting with folks they hadn’t seen during the winter months. Everybody said the same thing: They can’t wait for winter to end.

Several 4-H members and their chaperones headed to Glenwood Springs for the district retreat. Attendees were Belle and Abby Horn, Mallory Hoots, Mariah and Alex Bryant, Michaela and Danielle Villa, Morgan Palyo, Cole and Mackenzie Carnahan, Anna Brown, Richard Hallenbeck, Shealynne Yeager, Natalie Morton and Hallie Myhre, Shannon and Nate Regan and Raley and Sam Shaffer. Chaperones included Routt County Extension agents Cassidy Kurtz and Karen Massey, and parents Donna Mae Hoots and Wendy Villa.

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