Laurie Hallenbeck: Around the county for July 1

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Hayden

Happy birthday wishes to Kelly Potter, Gunnar Hughes, Jenny Kelton, Melvin Richardson and Dana Skof.

Happy anniversary wishes to Jeannie and George Wixson.

Hayden Heritage Weekend is Friday and Saturday. If you haven’t signed up for all the fun tours of schoolhouses, birdwatching and book signings, call the Hayden Heritage Center at 970-276-4380 for more information. Space is limited.

Local artisans, youth groups and other entrepreneurs will sell their homemade goods and arts and crafts from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday during the Hayden Heritage Weekend. If you want to set up a tent or booth, call Tammie Delaney at 970-276-4250 for more information. There also will be a barbecue and dance at the Hayden Grainery at 6 p.m. The band will be Loose Change.

The Hayden Congregational Church and Mission of Grace Baptist Church will host a Vacation Bible School from 5 to 8 p.m. July 16 to 20. For more information, call Hollie at 970-846-0338 or the Congregational Church at 970-276-3510.

South Routt

Verna Whaley has been having lots of visitors. Her niece, Annie Tillman and family came in for a visit from Anchorage, Alaska. Keith and Charolette Bumgardner also came for a visit.

Russ and Pat Railsback are home for a few months and are staying at the parsonage in Yampa.

Louise, Elvis and Julie Iacovetto traveled to Colorado Springs to attend the wedding of Tony Iacovetto and his new wife, Lana Humsik. Congratulations.

Glenda (Long) Luark was honored with a baby shower on June 23 at her great-grandma Linda Long’s house. About 20 people attended.

Don’t forget to get your saddles cleaned by the High Valley 4-H Club from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at Flat Tops Ranch Supply in Phippsburg. You also can pick up some baked good at their bake sale.

The First Baptist Church will celebrate its 50th anniversary July 8.

Please be careful with any type of combustible items as we love our valley and don’t want to be another fire statistic. We are in a Stage 2 fire restriction area, which prohibits smoking, explosives such as fireworks, welding, any type of grill, campfire, wood-burning or coal stoves — even those in camping and picnic grounds — chain saws without a spark arrestor, etc. If you have any doubts or questions, please contact your local fire department.

Have a great week and a safe Fourth of July.

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