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May 2, 2012
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Sean Minnett of Eagle thrilled the crowd at Coors Field last Sunday as the Coca Cola Grounds Crew competitor during the Colorado Rockies game.

Minnett successfully ran across the field and changed second base in the time allotted, but some locals in the stands took issue with the announcement proceeding his feat. He was identified as "Sean Minnett of Vail."

His father, Bill, noted that Sean was born in Vail and he did live in that community for the first six months of his life. He also noted that Sean was so pumped up about his victory, he failed to recognize one of the fans in the stands when he walked by.

"As Sean passed in front of Peyton Manning, the messiah - I mean, Peyton - said, 'Good job, son,'" Bill reported.

John Bronn of the Eagle County Historical Society has sent out a call for help staffing the organization's Chambers Park museum this summer.

"The Eagle County Historical Society Board of Directors is facing the difficulties of hard-to-come by donations and gifts, and increased costs of operating the museum," said Bronn. "We decided to have the museum closed for one day each week during this next summer season to save money."

The organization pays its museum docents, so it operates the museum at a daily loss.

"This cost is covered by grants, museum donations and membership dues," Bronn said. "These fund sources haven't been up to our needs for the past few years. We were forecasting a loss for the 2012 year and made this decision as one way to help overcome that loss."

However, Bronn also noted that the society opted to close the museum one day a week a few years ago and heard about it from unhappy visitors.

The ECHS is looking for volunteerdocents for a few Mondays between May 19 and Oct. 7 to continue to be open seven days a week. There are 20 Mondays in that period.

Anyone interested in assisting can contact Bronn at

Hayley Beard, a senior at Eagle Valley High School in Gypsum, is the 2012 recipient of the BBB/Rotary $5,000 Business Ethics Scholarship presented by the Better Business Bureau and Rotary Districts 5440, 5450 and 5470.

The scholarship, funded by the BBB Foundation, was presented at the April 24 BBB Torch Awards for Business Ethics in Loveland.

Beard was chosen from applicants from Northern Colorado and Wyoming who wrote essays based on Rotary's Four-Way Test: Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build good will and better friendships? Will it be beneficial?

Her essay, titled "Bob," looks at her decision to be a certified nurse's assistant while still in high school, the challenges of the position, and how it influenced her decision to pursue a degree in nursing upon graduation.

Beard, who will graduate from EVHS with a 4.04 grade point average, will also graduate this spring with a 3.5 GPA from Colorado Mountain College. She has participated on the varsity dance team all four years of high school, and was team captain this year. She is a member of Devils Against Drinking/Drugs, serving as treasurer, vice president and president; and is a member of the National Honor Society.

• A special Mother's Day Brunch is planned at the Gypsum Creek Golf Course Grill on Sunday, May 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The buffet price is $15 for adults and $7.50 per child. For more information or to make reservations contact Rhonda Bell at (970) 524-5160.

• $10 sports physicals will be available at Eagle Valley Middle School on Monday, May 21. Girls' physicals are at 6 p.m. and boys' physicals are at 7 p.m. EVMS is located at 747 E. Third St. in Eagle.

• Beginning April 21, Manto's Pizza in Gypsum will host a karaoke "Be the Star Night" from 8 p.m. to midnight with DJ Shy Guy every Sunday night. There will be appetizer and drink specials during the event.

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The VailDaily Updated May 2, 2012 01:05PM Published May 2, 2012 12:58PM Copyright 2012 The VailDaily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.