Baking better karmaThe Vail Daily’s own Tamara “Spitfire” Miller, whose wonderfulness knows no bounds, left her purse at the Avon Bakery and Deli on Sunday. She was in a powder-skiing frame of mind and didn’t notice it was gone because she is nothing if not goal-oriented – and the goal was powder. The Avon Bakery and Deli manager resourcefully used her cell phone to call her mom in Hutchinson, Kan., and after a nice chat in which they exchanged pleasantries and cookie recipes, he called Tamara’s husband to track her down and let her know they had the purse and that it was safe and sound. Go there and buy meatball subs.Scum alertTo the person or persons who took Mary’s wooden carved coyote beside her front door at the Washington Park townhomes on Wednesday afternoon, you’re a reprehensible scumweasel. Please put it back beside the front door from whence you stole it. “The coyote has meaning to me as it was a present from someone who is no longer with us, and has no meaning to you whatsoever! How can you be so ruthless, and disrespectful to others? So please return it back to my door.”Help your Red CrossNettie Reynolds at the Red Cross is having a sale at the Dollar Store in Gypsum (925 Greenway Circle, next to Buka’s Coffee Shop) today (2-6 p.m.), Saturday (10 a.m.-6 p.m.), Sunday (10 a.m.-6 p.m.) and Monday (2-6 p.m.). Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Red Cross. Please come down and shop and/or help to volunteer there. Please call Nettie right away if you can volunteer. Try 390-3053.
Ring in the goodThe Salvation Army needs bell ringers in Gypsum (Columbine Market) and Eagle (City Market) this weekend. Call Claudia at 328-2023 or at work at 748-5000, ext. 13. They are also looking for bell ringers throughout the month of December in Avon and Vail. Call Dick 926-8706. It’s their biggest fund-raiser of the year.Song of Joy SundayThe winter concert “Sing of Joy” will be presented by the Eagle Valley Children’s Chorale at 5 p.m. Sunday in the Battle Mountain High School auditorium. Directed by Liane Gulizia, the chorale now boasts 148 members in first through fifth grades. Members, making up the Live Wires and Sound Waves, represent 12 schools from Minturn and Vail to Gypsum and Eagle. The Encores, students in sixth through eighth grades, is directed by Robin Smart. A selection of holiday favorites will put everyone in a spirit of celebration. There is no admission charge; however, donations will be accepted at the door. For more information, call 926-0577 or 926-2228.Karma upgradeJamie Meirowsky’s Jeep spun off the side of Miller Ranch Road on the ice Thursday morning and ended up in about 2 feet of snow, and Jamie couldn’t get it out. Two guys in a beverage company truck and another man in his gray pickup truck pulled over on the road to help tow Jamie out of the snow. We don’t know their names, but Jamie hopes they see this note. They get stars in their crown and good karma. “It made me appreciate all over again the wonderful people we have living in our community. THANK YOU!!”
The Shea Winkeller whereabouts …We have a few local military folks serving in the Middle East. Not so very long ago, we messed up an address for one of them. This, fellow travelers, will never do. Send Winkeller care packages to:Sgt. Winkeller S.A.3/1 H&S CO SSPUIC 40220FPO-AP-96426-0220He’s in Iraq right now and wants to hear from you.Brilliance among us
— Battle Mountain High School scholar Andy Given was selected to be part of Business Week, a Junior Achievement program. It was a summer program where he learned about things like leadership, business and the stuff of greatness.– Craig Cox of Avon and Brandice Wilson of Avon both earned college degrees from the University of Northern Colorado. Craig earned his Bachelor of Science in business administration. Brandice earned her Bachelor of Arts in English. Now, somebody give these fine, young folks a start.RE/MAX relocatesRE/MAX Vail Valley Inc. has moved to Edwards. Its new location is 0056 Edwards Village Blvd., Suite 214, at the new Edward’s Corner. The new telephone number is 766-7355.Eagle seeks a sloganHow about, “One small town, one big family,” “As the Eagle soars” or “A Century of Soaring?”The Eagle Centennial Committee is seeking a slogan to use throughout next year’s celebration. The town turns 100 years old in March, and plans are already under way for special events nearly every month of the year. The slogan will be part of the promotional effort. If you have any suggestions, call Kathy Heicher at 328-6656, ext. 2801, or e-mail email@example.com. The deadline for slogan suggestions is 5 p.m. Wednesday.Vail, Colorado