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Briefs for June 4, 2009

Eat pancakes for  Cancer Walk

PUEBLO- An “all you can eat pancake breakfast” will be held Sat. June 6 at the Northside Applebee’s in Pueblo from 7 to 9 am.  Tickets are $7 each,  $5 goes to the Cancer Walk and $2 goes to Applebee’s.  We are also selling Little Caesar Pizza coupons for $20.  Purchase a large supreme pizza and get a large, one-topping pizza free.  All proceeds go to the Avon 2-day Walk for Breast Cancer.  Contact Pam Martinez at 719-369-5187.

    Thanks to everyone that has helped in some way by donating their time for the Bond Out.  Larry Patrick, Chris Galvan, Shelly Neighbors and the biggest bonder, Joe Hibpshman.  We made close to $400.  Also thank you to all of our bakers for the bake sale items.  Thank you from Heather Pacheco and Dee Pacheco.

Navajo spring clean

NAVAJO- The Navajo Ranch spring clean up will be this Sat. June 6.  All residents and youth are invited to volunteer and participate.  Trash bags will be distributed Saturday morning at 10 am at the Estates kiosk and at the parking lot of the Water District. A luncheon for all volunteers will be held at the Navajo Western Water District office, 705 Navajo Rd. at 12 noon.  Let’s work together to keep Navajo Ranch and CR 510 clean & beautiful.  Call Marsha Boeck 738-2820 or Charlene Baldwin 738-2801.

4-H calendar for June and July

by Rachael Schneider

HUERFANO- Small animal, pig, lamb, and goat check in is June 6 at 9 am at the La Veta 4-H barn. 

    Quality assurance will be at the community center in Walsenburg on June 12 at 6:30 pm.  4-H members are required to take quality assurance if they are juniors or beginning seniors showing market animals. 

    Barn cleanups will be on June 28 and July 25, both at 1 pm.  The next shooting sports meeting will be June 14 at 1 pm.  The Relay for Life will be July 10 – 11. 

    The Snowy Range 4-H club will be in charge of the concession stands for the fair rodeo. There is a Fair showing fee of $10, be sure to turn it in if you plan to show animals or have any exhibits.  If you are showing animals at fair, be sure to clean your pen thoroughly, or you will not be able to collect any money that you earned during fair.

    The next Snowy Range meeting is July 6 at 6:30 pm.

Farewell dinner for Rev. Kim

WALSENBURG- The farewell potluck dinner for the Rev. Gichul (James) Kim and family Yungee, Sabin and Brian will be at the United Church Sun. June 7, at 11:15 am following the 10 am worship service.  Although continuing at the Walsenburg church until the end of June, the Kim family is being honored now before the congregation begins to be absent for vacation time.  The Kim family, serving in Walsenburg half time and at the Korean Church in Pueblo half time, will be moving elsewhere with less commuting.  Rev. Kim had received his doctorate in counseling shortly after arriving last year in Walsenburg.  His time in the United States has been spent in several states including schooling in Denver. The new pastor, the Rev. Bobby Barnhill, will begin preaching the first Sunday in July and will be living in the Walsenburg parsonage.

Local history center

WALSENBURG- When a grand jury 118 years ago described the Huerfano County jail, it was a brutal assessment.

   "..the uncleanly management makes it barberous to confine a prisoner in the same and the capacity insufficient for the present demands." (1891) The rough rock building  is pictured in a photo in the Walsenburg Mining Museum.

    Then again in 1892 a grand jury report was more specific: they suggested, “a structure suitable to the needs of the County.  We also recommend that it be built on the Court House grounds, and cost not less than $10,000."

    It took four more years but a grand jail was built in 1896 for about $11,000, and it was used until 1989.  It is now the Walsenburg Mining Museum.

    Copies of these reports, recently uncovered by a court clerk and now framed in the sheriff′s office, will be in the new Alton M. Tirey Local History Center.  These glimpses into the past are so essential to understanding the present that the Huerfano County Historical Society has established the history center.  Generous donations of not only money but also books, photos, old newspapers and county ledgers is a fascinating place to recreate the past.  The ribbon cutting will be Sunday, June 7, at 2 pm with an open house continuing until 4:30 p.m.  Refreshments will be served. The Center is located on the second floor of the former Washington School, 202 E. Fifth St., Walsenburg.  The opening is for local residents to find out a bit of the county′s history.

Scrappy Ladies

WALSENBURG- The Scrappy Ladies Quilt Guild will meet on Mon. June 8 at 9:30 am at the Huerfano County Community Center.   The morning business meeting is followed by a potluck lunch. Guild members then work on projects to be sold from the boutique at our July quilt show.

    The guild sponsors their annual show in conjunction with "Art in the Park", July 4 weekend in LaVeta at the Community Center.   It′s getting close!    Be sure to circle the date and visit us that weekend!

    New members are always welcome, please just stop in!   And remember, quilting with friends will keep you in stitches!!

Volleyball camps

LA VETA- La Veta Junior Volleyball Camp will be held Mon. through Thurs. June 8– 11 from 9 to 12:30 each day.  Students in grades 3 – 8 are welcome to attend.

    The camp will be instructed by La Veta Varsity coaches Bree Lessar and Brandi Menegatti and the 2008 Regional Qualifying La Veta Redskins Varsity volleyball team.  The focus of instruction will be on fundamental volleyball skills such as passing, setting, and serving.  Snacks will be provided daily and each camper will receive a t-shirt.  Cost is $45 per camper; and registration is  from 8 to 8:45 am on June 8.    Campers should wear appropriate gym attire, including tennis shoes.

    La Veta High School’s 2009 Elite Sports Volleyball Camp will be held in the North Gym Mon. through Wed. July 20– 22.  This camp features basic technical concepts using motor learning principles, offensive and defensive team strategy, daily advanced instruction and practice drills, daily scrimmages and competition, and a camp t-shirt.  The daily schedule will be 9 to 12 noon and 1:30 to 4  pm.  Cost is $140, with a deposit of $70 due by June 8, and the balance due by July 20.

    For more information  contact Bree Lessar at 742-5184 or 742-3662, ext. 24.

Notice: monthly meeting change

WALSENBURG-  The Huerfano Memorial Auxiliary meeting originally set for June 8, has been changed to June 15, at 2 pm at the conference room at the hospital.  Members, please wear uniforms for picture taking.  

Relay for Life meet

WALSENBURG- The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Huerfano County will hold a Team Captain Meeting from 5:30  to 6 pm and a committee meeting at 6 pm on Wed. June 10 at 220 E. Cedar Street.  Contact Juan Martinez at 738-3361 or Danelle Martinez at 719-738-3093 for information.


Conservative Citizens Coalition

LA VETA- The Conservative Citizens Coalition will meet on Mon. June 8 at 6 pm at the Feed Store Chat Room behind Elk Valley RV Park on Highway 12.

Walsenburg Blind Support Group

WALSENBURG- The Center for Disabilities is happy to announce the first meeting of its Walsenburg Blind Support Group.  The group will meet at the Family Resource Center, 615 Russell Ave., in Walsenburg on Wed. June 10 from 1- 3 pm. All persons who are legally blind or have low vision are welcome to attend.

    The Center for Disabilities is a non-profit organization providing services, support networks and resources for Independent Living to individuals with disabilities.  The organizing of ths support group is an important part of our expanding outreach program to serve the needs of underserved clients in rural and remote areas.

    If you or someone you know is legally blind or has low vision, please join us on June 10 and discover: The World of Possibilities waiting for you.  For information, call: Deborah Houchin, Case Manager, Center for Disabilities 719-546-1271 or Wilma Sykes 719-336-4231.

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