The folks at Red Sandstone Elementary would like to send a huge thank you to all the people who helped with their fourth- and fifth-grade basketball program. Kevin and Dennis Foley have been a part of the basketball program for about a dozen years, and without their help the program would not be what it is today. Thank you! To Bart and Yeti’s for sponsoring the Championship Banquet for the two teams that played in the final game. Thank you! Another group that has helped us over the years has been the Red Sandstone PTA which has donated funds to make it possible that every student that participants receives a team shirt, printed by Jeff Byron. Thank you! Finally we would like to thank all the parents and athletes for their commitment and support. Thank you all!
Have a great summer, teachers Harry McQueeney and Tom Treat
Memoral Service remembering MarBeth Carmony, long time Vail Valley resident, 11 a.m. Thursday, June 19, at the Vail Interfaith Chapel, Rev Jack Van Ens officiating. Sponsored by VVMC Volunteer Corp. Friends and acquaintances please join us.
Vacation Bible school
“Rancho Roundup” vacation Bible school is accepting registration for two weekly programs: June 16-20 from 9 a.m. to noon at Trinity Church in Edwards; call 476-1759; or June 23-27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Clare of Assisi School; call 827-5784, ext. 13.
Go Lisa Isom
Congratulations to Lisa Isom for taking first place in her age division at the XTERRRA Triathlon on June 1 in Big Bear, Calif. She even came in second overall and qualified for nationals! Your friends at the Vail Recreation District are so proud of you!
Well the newest Wedlake model just arrived! Ryan James Wedlake was born June 2, and weighed 6 pounds 14 ounces (babies born at high altitude tend to be smaller). The labor was relatively short but got dicey when the umbilical cord got wrapped around his neck and he had to be delivered quickly. Luckily, there were plenty of staff to help clean Dad’s shorts afterwards. Mom is doing great, and his big sister is taking it all in stride. Although I don’t think she realizes he’s coming home with us eventually. I ‘ve been out of touch with a lot of you folks for a while, but it’s been a turbulent year to say the least. I’ll fire off an email soon to reestablish some ties that I’ve been so remiss in letting slide. Hope all is well.
Brilliance among us
A Vail student at Davidson College, Lisa Catherine Marks, was one of 398 seniors to graduate in commencement exercises on Sunday, May 18. Marks is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Marks of Bald Mountain Road, and is a graduate of Battle Mountain High School. A biology major at Davidson, Marks earned the bachelor’s degree cum laude.
Marks was elected into the Beta Beta Beta biology honor society, and received the “Best Student Poster” award for her presentation at the Association of Southeastern Biologists meeting in Washington, D.C., last spring. She worked in the college herpetology lab, and was a member of the ECO-Team, a group that taught environmental education to elementary school students. She was also a volunteer tutor for local school children, a member of Rusk eating house, and studied abroad in France for a semester and in Africa for a summer.
A husband should always be able to count on his wife. There was a man who had worked all of his life and had saved everything he made, and he wa really tight when it came to his money.
He loved money more than just about anything, and just before he died, he said to his wife, “Now listen. When I die, I want you to take all my money and put it in the casket with me. I want to take my money to the afterlife with me.”
And so he got his wife to promise him with all of her heart that when he died, she would put all of the money in the casket with him.
Well, he died. He was stretched out in the casket, his wife was sitting there in black, and her dearest friend was sitting next to her.
When they finished the ceremony, just before the undertakers got ready to close the casket, the wife said, “Wait a minute!” She had a box with her, she came over with the box and put it in the casket. Then the undertakers locked the casket down, and they rolled it away.
So her friend said, “Girl, I know you weren’t fool enough to put all that money in there with your husband.”
“Listen, I’m a GOOD WOMAN. I can’t go back on my word. I promised him with all my heart that I would put that money in that casket with him.”
“You mean to tell me you really put that money in the casket with him?”
“I sure did,” said the wife. “I wrote him a check.”
Valley wide women
Vail Women’s Golf Club (VWGA) is running its Valley Wide Golf Day on June 11, designed to bring together women golfers in Eagle County. While each golf course in the Vail/Eagle Valley has a women’s golf organization, rarely do members get to meet other golfers in the county and play other golf courses. The format for the event will be low-gross, low-net and low-putts. This is also the opportunity to qualify for Vail Cup which will be held later in the season. Call the Vail Golf Course, 479-2260. Single players will match you with other players. It’s $35 plus $17 for golf cart.
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