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Just last week, Tsu Wolin-Brown called to tell the world that they had something like 300 unmatched families for Adopt-A-Family program. We put the word out a couple days last week, and you’ve stampeded to their aid.

Bless your hearts. But your work is not finished.

They’re down to about 48 unmatched families, which leaves you lots and lots of room to do the right thing. They hope to have them matched by late this week.

To do the right thing, call Ginny Crowley at 476-5008, or the Salvation Army at 926-3704.

As you do this, you’ll be glad to know that the Salvation Army is ranked first among almost all charities for putting the money where it belongs. When you send them a check, almost every dime goes where it’s supposed to.

Scum alert

Kerry Lawson and Stephen White would like to ask the lame person who hit their new Subaru Legacy Wagon, wintergreen in color, to step to the plate and own up. They think it was while parked up on Piney Road during the weekend. Call 479-8370 and do the right thing. They bitterly are disappointed that people won’t step up after damaging someone else’s car. If you don’t, all you’ll get for Christmas is bad karma.

Birthday brigade

We’re not sure if this made the paper. If so, wish him another happy birthday. You can never have too much happiness in the world.

Today is Brandon Dodds’ (The Computer Guy) birthday! If you see him around, give him a hug! He gives great hugs! If I only get one chance at life, then I’m glad I’m sharing the time with you. I LOVE YOU! Yvonne.

Birth brigade

Aidan Browne Howell hit the ground running in Glenwood Springs, a strapping 8 pounds 13 ounces. He’s the beloved offspring of Mar and Amy Howell, and has a 4-year-old sister, Ashley Elizabeth Howell. Mark used to work for Farm Bureau Insurance in Eagle.


Guys, you have seven shopping days until the big day. Of course, in guy time that’s about six months. According to the International Council of Shopping Centers, 34 percent of us do our Christmas shopping between today and Dec. 24, which is not today. If God can make the world in six days, you can relax because you have plenty of time to get it all done.

Brilliance among us

The National Dean’s List is out, and a bunch of local scholars are on it.

n Sam Pacheco of Avon, who attends CU Boulder

n Paul Norton of Eagle, who attends Johnson and Wales University

n Deborah Ash of Eagle, who attends Colorado Mountain College

n Patrick Nottingham of Edwards, who attends Johnson and Wales University

n Jennifer Reid of Vail, who attends Rollins College

n Macy Ashby of Vail, who attends CU Denver

n Mark Kotwica of Vail, who attends Colorado Mountain College

n Zachary Mitchell, who attends Colgate University

Thanks Howard

The Eagle Valley High School student council sends huge thanks to Columbine Market’s Howard Tuthill for all the donations, help and energy for this year’s Haunted House. Actually, they wanted to send it last month, but we buried the note under a stack of overdue credit card slips. Columbine Market is in Gypsum.

Keep on Trekkin’

The new Star Trek movie is in local theaters, “Star Trek: Mostly New Aliens.” We think it’s probably the best Star Trek movie so far. Make what you will of that critique.

Nell Snow’s on the mend

The Nell Snow Fan Club is sad to report that athlete extraordinaire Nell Snow broke her arm skiing Sunday. This little tumbler and skier will be out six weeks in a cast. If you see her, sign her cast and give her a hug. Your fan club loves you, Nell. Skiing and tumbling will come back soon.

Reggae rides again

Scott The Weasel Peterson’s One Love Music Program will be back on local radio, beginning tomorrow night. Tune in to KZYR, 99.7, The Zephyr, beginning at 9 p.m. The Weasel will kick it up Wednesday with a pre-Christmas program.

Pat and Peter’s holiday benefit concert

The annual Pat Hamilton and Peter Vavra Holiday Christmas Concert is 7:30 p.m. Friday, at the Beaver Creek Chapel. It’s a benefit for the Eagle Valley Salvation Army and will feature material from Hamilton’s new album, “You Are My Christmas.” For more information, call Susie Davis, 926-3788.

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