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Special to the DailyBelieve it or not, this adorable little butterball will turn 50 this Sunday. Wish Kathy Colwell a happy birthday if you see her around the town.

Going back to school can put a strain on a family’s budget, especially those families who are struggling financially.

To help those families, the Youth Foundation and the Vail Valley Salvation Army are teaming up for the first “Stuff for Students School Supply Drive.”

The drive, now going on across the state, is sponsored by 9News of Denver, Wal-Mart and the Salvation Army.

A barrel will be at Wal-Mart in Avon from July 28-Aug. 12. People buying school supplies can pick up a few extras then put them in the barrels. Volunteers will then sort the supplies and distribute them to local schools.

Needed items include: backpacks, ruled filler paper, pocket folders, black and blue pens, No. 2 pencils, colored pencils, glue sticks, erasers, rulers and pretty much everything else on the elementary schools’ lists of supplies.

For more information, call the local Salvation Army office at 926-3704.

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Some people claim they’re local after two weeks in town, but there’s no disputing the complete local-ness of Rick and Kim Walter, who’ve been in the Vail Valley for 25 years. That’s two full Reagan and Clinton terms and about 2.25 Bush terms. Yikes!

That all comes to an end next Friday, however, when the couple heads out to (hopefully) greener pastures in Bend, Ore.

For those who’d like to see them off, head on down to the Minturn Saloon around 6 p.m. Saturday. Have a drink, share a laugh or a story, and send Rick and Kim off in grand style!

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