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Happy Ending

Steve Taylor at the Eagle Regional Visitor Information Center shared a story about a recent happy ending at the site.

A few weeks ago, an older woman stopped at the center on her way from Indiana to Nevada. Her traveling companion was her beloved cat — a feline who hadn’t been outside in more than 11 years.

When the woman opened her car door, the kitty make a break for it and the owner was unable to locate the animal. She enlisted the help of the info center staff, along with Eagle County Animal Control and ultimately the Eagle Valley Humane Society.

The woman arrived at the center on Friday night and she continued the search through the following Monday, when she reluctantly left the area, figuring her cat was gone forever. However, the info center staff members kept their eyes and ears open and eventually heard a feline yowl. The cat was ultimately located underneath the center building and the staff was able to reach the woman, who had gotten all the way to Green River when she heard the news and turned around for the happy reunion.

Inspirational music concert

G. Richard Deal, a concert pianist and recording artist, will perform a sacred music concert at Eagle Baptist Church on Wednesday, July 30 at 7 p.m.

Deal, a resident of Chicago, has performed more than 2,600 sacred and classical piano concerts in Europe and Asia, along with North and South America. He is a graduate of the American Conservatory of Music, the Moody Bible Institute and the Sherwood Conservatory of Music. He has competed in several international piano competitions including the prestigious Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow.

Deal arranges his own piano selections and has released six recordings. His most recent release is titled “Majestic Piano Praise,” and it is a collection of favorite hymns and praise music.

Admission is free and a free will offering will be collected. For additional information call 970-328-6530 or 970-328-7792.

Around Town

It’s the 50th year for the annual Eagle Valley Community Fund Rummage Sale, and it promises to be the biggest and best ever. Plan to attend the event the weekend of Aug. 16-17 or 23-24 at Maloit Park south of Minturn. Donations of clean, useable items including furniture, books, toys, clothing, house wares, small appliances (no televisions), sports equipment, ski and snowboard gear and clothing, paintings and new items from businesses, are being accepted through July at the Maloit Park location. For large pickups call 970-476-5701. For more information call 970-376-1231 or visit www.eaglevalleyrummagesale.com.

Justine Sheehy and Jaclyn Taylor of Eagle and William Dutmer of Gypsum have been named to the University of Northern Colorado Dean’s List in recognition of their outstanding scholarship for the 2013-14 academic year. The Dean’s List honors students with a 3.75 to 4.0 grade point average in any two terms of the year. Madison McGinty, has been named to the UNC Dean’s Honor Roll, which recognizes students with a 3.50 to 3.74 grade point average in any two terms of the year. Congratulations.


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