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Soccer coach Tanya Caruso, surrounded by her players, shows off her Free Enterprise Golden Ticket.
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A golden Ticket

If you received this edition of the Free Enterprise in a home delivery package, make sure you carefully check out every page because you may have a Golden Ticket.

That’s what Caroline Bradford of Eagle did, and as a result her daughter’s soccer coach received a gift certificate to Pazzo’s.

Each week, the Free Enterprise randomly slips a Golden Ticket voucher — which can be redeemed at the Enterprise office for a gift card from a local restaurant or business — inside one of its home delivery newspapers. The lucky reader can use the certificate at his or her leisure, but we would love to hear from winners and include a photo in the paper.

When Bradford found her Golden Ticket last week, she decided it would be a great gift for soccer coach Tanya Caruso. The team agreed and presented the gift to their coach after practice last Thursday.

If you find a certificate inside your Free Enterprise, congratulations from us and please let us know by calling Pam Boyd at 970-328-6656 Ext. 4 or emailing pboyd@eaglevalleyenterprise.com.

Anyone who is currently receiving home delivery of the Free Enterprise, but would prefer not to have the newspaper delivered can contact David Hakes at 970-748-2976.

Market savvy

Need some stock market advice? It might be time to ask some local fifth graders what they think.

A team of five fifth grade students from Brush Creek Elementary School recently won first place overall in the elementary division of the Colorado Council for Economic Education Stock Market Experience competition. Taught by Mrs. Karen Espegren, gifted and talented teacher at BCES, team members are Sebie Witt, Jason Morrison, Carter Josef, Nathan Moody and Matthew Faddick.

Brush Creek’s other team, comprised of fifth graders Hayley Bill, Maddy Collom, Mollie Ritsch, Olivia Dusenberry and Grace McCurdy, won second place in the Northwest Region Elementary Division.

The Stock Market Experience is a real life online simulation for students in third through 12th grades. This competition empowers students with their own fictional $100,000 investment portfolio. Teams worked together to invest in stocks, mutual funds, bonds and commodities on US and International Exchanges over the course of a semester. Students were able to trade in real time with streaming portfolio updates, using a state of the art software platform.

The Stock Market Experience Awards Ceremony was held at the Denver Zoo on May 9. Teams were presented with certificates and cash prizes.

EVHS Dance Team Camp

Local girls in kindergarten through fifth grade can celebrate the last day of school at the EVHS Dance Team Annual Slumber Soiree.

Girls will learn a dance routine, have a pizza dinner, tell stories, and spend the night with the Devil Dancers. A light breakfast will be served in the morning, and girls will be sent home with a CD of their routine music.

The fun begins at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 29 and continues to 9 a.m. Friday, May 30. The party will be held at the Gypsum Annex Building, 3293 Cooley Mesa Road. Participants should wear their pajamas and bring a sleeping bag, pillow and overnight bag. Cost is $65. For more information call 970-445-0194.

Around Town

The Eagle County Historical Society will debut its new penny pinching machine today, May 22, at a special event at the Eagle Regional Visitor Information Center. The Historical Society will provide the pennies as well as some refreshments; and free tours of the Eagle County Historical Museum will be offered. This would also be a great opportunity to visit the Visitor Center gift shop, which offers unique, locally made gift items and hand-made chocolates.

The Fort Lewis College School of Arts and Sciences held its annual Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities Symposium on Thursday, April 24, 2014. Student participants were selected by their departments to represent the best undergraduate research and performances done at Fort Lewis College this year. Sandra Loera, of Eagle presented a project titled “Lower Levels of Depression in Self-Compassionate Individuals in U.S. and Mexican Populations,” supervised by Sharon Sears. Loera’s major is Psychology. Rachel Rogers, of Eagle presented a project titled “Immediate Effects of the Emotional Freedom Technique or ‘Tapping’ on Stress Symptoms,” supervised by Sharon Sears. Rogers’s major is Anthropology and Psychology.

Brad Gamble of Eagle graduated from Chadron State College with a master of science in organizational management degree during the institution’s commencement exercises May 10.