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Headin’ straight into it.Stop crimeCrime Stoppers of Eagle County needs to fill a vacancy on its board of directors. You need to be an Eagle County resident, be available every third Wednesday of the month from 6-8 p.m., and be able to get yourself to the Eagle County Sheriff’s office in Eagle. You’ll contribute to the general well-being of the area by helping bring dirtbags to justice and rewarding the wonderful people who helped land them in the Crossbar Hotel, where they belong. The deadline for application letters is Dec. 6. Call Eagle County Crimestoppers, 328-7007.Alex the Great AmericanCongratulations to Battle Mountain High School senior, Alex Penwill, who has been nominated as this year’s Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen. Alex will compete in the state and national scholarship program, representing good old Battle Mountain. It says here he was selected based on his commitment to dependability, leadership and patriotism. He’s the beloved offspring of Charlie and Patti Penwill of Eagle-Vail.And these beautiful women surrounding Alex are NOT the Daughters of the American Revolution, although they are revolutionary daughters.Trillions for TrishaBattle Mountain senior Trisha Salazar has been heaped with the glory she so richly deserves. This time it’s recognition as a Scholar in the National Hispanic Recognition Program. It’s part of the College Board program that awards kids excellence in kids, and points them toward college and other wonderful stuff.Lindsay Jo’s on the goLocal Equestrian Queen Lindsay Jo Hackman is the only underclassman on the CSU Women’s Polo Team, one of the nation’s best. They flew down to Texas to play Texas A&M, and smoked the Aggies 19-4. Last weekend New Mexico State came up to Fort Collins and took a 27-0. Next week they fly out to New York for an invitational tournament, to play Cornell (ranked number one) and the University of Virginia (number 3). The nationals are in April.Welcome to the danceEmma Grace Hutchinson is now among us. Young Emma is the beloved offspring of Jennifer Cockrell and Brian Hutchinson of Eagle. She was born Oct. 7, and hit the world at five and a half pounds of pure joy. The grandparents are Cindy and Gary Cockrell of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Louise Hutchinson of Fairview, Penn.Waiting for MacArthurTonight ends the run for the Vail Valley Theater Company’s production of “Waiting for MacArthur.” It’s a four-woman show chronicling an Army nurse’s stay on the island of Corregidor during World War II. Veterans get in free, and it’s cheap for everyone else. Curtain is 7 p.m. at Eagle Valley High School. The Gifford Girls and Robin Kittay-Fritze insist that everyone comes down.A Crisis of Faith, An American DilemmaThis is a film presentation in association with the White River Institute, set for 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Eagle Library. In “A Crisis of Faith,” theologians and authors address the clear danger in the discrepancy between the rate we in the West have grown technologically vs. spiritually.Glitter GatesSki Club Vail’s fifth annual Glitter Gates Gala dinner and auction is Saturday. It’s a fund-raiser that helps keep enrollment fees affordable, and they need you. You get dinner and an auction, along with all sorts of other wonderfulness. The whole thing is at the Larkspur Restaurant. For the uninitiated, Ski Club Vail has placed 30 members on the U.S. Ski Team, and dozens on college ski teams. You want to go to this. Call 476-5119, or 479-0518.It’s all in Black and WhiteThe Friends of the Dance Black and White Ball is 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Cordillera Valley Club’s Chaparral Restaurant. A few tickets are still available at $75. There’s an auction, dinner, the Dancin’ Fools Revue and dancing to D.J.Mac. Call Joanne Morgan at 748-1064.

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