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La Veta Boosters Plan Big Game Cook-Off

LA VETA- The La Veta Boosters Club has been busy planning activities for the year.  Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008 at 2 pm the group will be kicking off the first annual La Veta Boosters Big Game Cook Off.   Boosters will supply the paper products, drinks and side dishes.  There will be an entry fee per recipe, and all qualifying recipes may be included in a fundraising cookbook.  Recipes must include elk or deer, and entrants must prepare enough to serve judges and a minimum of 20 people.   

    In other business, the group approved $140 for an ad in the State Volleyball Tournament program to support the girls’ team, and also approved the donation of $500 toward the updating of the gymnasium banners and records.

    The Boosters sponsored the North Pole Express train ride for grades 1-4, with the final cost coming to $160.

    Irene Heikes requested the purchase of die cuts for the school in the price range of $200-300.  It was approved.

    The 2007 Halloween Costume Contest was very well received, with many parents and community members joining in the fun and dressing up.  In response to their enthusiasm, the Boosters will add a new category to next year’s contest for parents and community members.  It is not too early to start planning your costume! 

    The Boosters’ next meeting is Jan. 9, 2008.  The group welcomes new members and additional support.  Plan to attend, or contact Jackie Willburn for more information.


Free Nutrition Classes

WALSENBURG- “Give the gift of health!  Come to a fun and FREE nutrition class offered through the Your Health First Grant Thursday at 6 pm at the Outreach Clinic in Walsenburg, 129 Kansas Ave. There will be ideas for health conscious gift giving, healthy cooking ideas, and help to keep you on track with your healthy goals.

     If you are thinking ahead to your plans for a healthy New Year, this is where you can get a head start.  Participants at this class will be guaranteed a spot in a special new program.  Starting in January, Sjani Boggs, a Nutrition Educator (and more!) will be offering weekly classes to help you achieve those heart felt resolutions.  In addition to the classes, we will offer baseline lipid (cholesterol) testing, cardiac assessment and other tests that will give guidance for individualized needs.  The tests will be repeated at the end of the class sessions to monitor your goals toward improved health.  The classes will be free to anyone who is interested.  The additional testing will be free to most and available at a very reasonable cost to others.

    Please call the Outreach Clinic at 738-2718 or Sjani at 742-5780 for additional details.

Tie One On For Safety

COLO. SPRINGS- The busy holiday season typically also means an increase in drunk driving. That is why Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) conducts the Tie One On For Safety holiday ribbon campaign from Thanksgiving to New Years Day. 

    This community awareness program utilzes a red ribbon as a symbol of the driver’s pledge to drive safe, sober and buckled up during the holiday season.  Drivers may display a MADD red ribbon or red ribbon decal in a visible location on their vehicles or tied to their car keys to show family, friends and loved ones they support safer roads free from drunk driving. It also reminds other drivers and passengers to do the same.

    You can get your own red ribbon at the Colorado State Patrol office at Lathrop State Park west of Walsenburg, 738-3546.

Broncos Tickets Winner

LA VETA- Mr. John Sanchez of Walsenburg was the winner of the Dec 30 Minnesota Vikings game tickets.  The drawing was sponsored by the La Veta Boosters Club to benefit a local family in crisis.

Huerfano County Coalition Meeting

WALSENBURG- The Huerfano County Coalition will NOT meet Thursday, January 3, 2008.  Our next meeting will February 7, 2008.  Watch for location.


Dance Sign Up!

HUERFANO- El Fandango is now accepting new dance students.  Anyone, with or without prior dance experience, aged three to ninety three, is welcome.  Sign up during regular practice times at the Fox Theatre each Wednesday from 4:30 to 6pm. 

    For more information, call Mary Jo Tesitor at 738-1331 or Gretchen Orr at 738-6964.