Laurie Hallenbeck: Around the County for March 25

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Hayden

Sincere condolences to the family and friends of Lorna Suits, who recently passed away.

Happy birthday wishes to Jolie Goddard, Jody Babcock, Judy Copeland, Becca Hoza, Austyn Hoffman, Nathan Frentress, Chris Hoffman, Andrew Kleckler and Pam Hoffman.

Mary Wixson celebrated her 90th birthday March 18 with family and friends. Mary’s grandchildren Nelson Wixson and Gina (Wixson) O’Gorman, of North Carolina, Heather (Wixson) McDowell, of New York, and Dottie and Scott Wixson, of Rawlins, Wyo., came to help her celebrate along with her sons Jim Wixson, of Glasglow, Mont., and George and Jeannie Wixson, of Hayden. Various friends from the Rebekah Lodge, VFW and many of the seniors who share lunch weekly with Mary also joined the party. Partygoers enjoyed salad, soups and meatballs and three delicious cakes. The party was held at the Double Barrel Restaurant.

The Lion’s Club corned beef and cabbage dinner was well-attended this year. The weather was bad, but the community braved the snowstorm and had some good food and good conversations with neighbors they had not seen in a while.

Spring break starts Monday, so please be careful as you drive across town as students will be out enjoying the weather.

There will be a craft fair at the Rebekah Lodge on Walnut Street from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The Rebekah ladies will be serving soup and dessert.

South Routt

Former South Routt resident Olga Michalich-Goodeski passed away Feb. 12 at a nursing home in Rifle. Condolences to her family and friends.

A luncheon was held at The Oak Restaurant in Oak Creek for the volunteers who do such a great job with the Historical Society of Oak Creek and Phippsburg. Fifteen ladies attended the lunch, and special recognition was given to Betty Sweetland, Lorraine Gregory, Edwina Bruder and JoAnn Lombardi. These four women each were given a red rose.

South Routt Elementary School will be offering a free lunch to senior citizens and grandparents from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday. RSVP by calling 970-638-4558 before Wednesday.

Mark your calendars to attend the Ladies High Tea on May 6 at the Oak Creek Community Center. More information will be forthcoming.

High school track teams will head to the Grand Junction area Friday for a track meet.

On this date in history

1776: Continental Congress authorized a medal for Gen. George Washington.

1995: Boxer Mike Tyson was released from prison after serving three years.

1942: Singer Aretha Franklin was born.

1982: Auto car racer Danica Patrick was born.

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