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Congratulations to Kelly Bowman, who won a Soloman snowboard at the Dusty Boot's Dine Out for MS fundraiser for The Heuga Center. Kelly is 11 years old and attend the Vail Christian Academy. She can't wait to try out her new board!

Minturn Country Club’s famous $2.99 night comes your way Tuesday. Don’t miss it! Call 827-4114 for more information.Golf balls from heaven

This should be fun to watch, from a distance.The fun comes Friday when The Youth Foundation kicks off its “First Tee” program by dropping 1,000 golf balls from a hot air balloon onto one of the greens at the Red Sky Ranch golf course near Wolcott. Any ball that drops into the cup could bring up to $25,000 to the winner, with the rest of the money going to The Youth Foundation.The point of the First Tee program is to teach children character and other skills through golf. According to the brochure, those skills include: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment.

Donors can buy as many golf balls as they want for $100 each. A grant will match that contribution until $100,000 is collected.Besides the big prize for the aerial hole in one, other prizes include a week’s stay at the Roaring Fork Club in Basalt, which includes two rounds of golf for four people.Folks who buy 10 balls will be entered in a drawing for a one-week stay in a three-bedroom villa at Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

For more information, call The Youth Foundation at 926-8905 or e-mail admin@theyouthfoundation.org. More information is also available at http://www.theyouthfoundation.org.Sugary scum alert!

Julia in Eagle-Vail has a warning for her neighbors: Check your oil. Now.Julia – we’ll not use her last name here – had taken her car for a dealer service on a recent trip to Denver. While she was in a meeting, she got a call from the dealership with very bad news. Someone had dumped sugar into her car’s oil. She hadn’t ruined her car’s engine, yet, but cleaning the crystalline gunk out of her motor was about an $1,800 job.

At the meeting, she heard third-hand that some Battle Mountain High School students had been dumping sugar into various automotive orifices around Eagle-Vail.So, for those who don’t look under their hoods very often, do it now. There might be sugar burned to the valve covers. There might be crystals on the car’s dipstick, too.If there is sugar in your oil, get it to a mechanic, quick, and call the cops.

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The folks at Battle Mountain are apparently looking for the pranksters (although ruining a motor sounds more like a felony than a prank to us), but anyone with any information should call either the school, 328-2930 or leave a message at the Eagle County sheriff’s station in Eagle-Vail at 328-7729.Oh, and by the way: It’s probably a good idea to lock your car at night. Pranksters have a harder time getting under your hood if a car’s doors are locked.Vail, Colorado