The woman whose 2-year-old boy wandered off Tuesday, May 8, called to heap praise and thanks upon the wonderful folks who tracked down the lad. Eagle County Sheriff’s Deputy Greg Thompson was first on the scene, and his being there was a calming influence. Lori Martin, of Holy Cross Electric fame, was the head-up person who actually spotted him and keeping an eye on him. If it wasn’t for her it would have taken much longer to find him. Thanks to the National Guard, who had a helicopter on the scene within moments. Also thanks to everyone else who helped with the search.
Congratulations to the High Country Human Resources Association for receiving the SHRM Merit Award. President Mandy Woulfe and Ex Officio Past President Lynette Horan are integral members of the HCHRA, a nonprofit organization that helps us as employers solve the human resource issues that are particular to our region.
Adoption classes Saturday
Mountain Adoption Placement Services is hosting an adoption education class this Saturday at Lord of the Mountains Lutheran Church in Dillon.
The classes run 9 a.m. to noon, then 1 to 4 p.m.
Adoption education classes are required by Colorado law as part of the homestudy process. This class will meet part of the requirement. It is free and open to anyone interested in considering adopting.
The information will include international adoption, adopting healthy infants, and adopting waiting children. Also included will be child growth and development and how they can be impacted by the loss of the biological parents and subsequent adoption. Additional topics are attachment and bonding, grief and loss issues, understanding and dealing with a child’s history, adopting transracially, and understanding adoption laws and the adoption process.
For more information or to register for the class, contact MAPS Colorado at 970-262-2998 or e-mail Deborah@deborahhage.com. More information about the various American and international adoption programs which MAPS offers can be found at http://www.mapsadopt.org.
Be the Weakest Link
Time is running short for you to register for the Eagle County Charter Academy’s Weakest Link Golf Classic. It’s Friday, May 17, which is as good a reason to skip work as there has ever been. We, the Titans of Town Talk, have it on good authority that the Vaily Daily’s High Sheriffs encourage that sort of behavior, especially Bob “Long Ball” Brown, a dedicated ECCA parental unit who we think should pick up the tab for us to play. It’s a 1 p.m. shotgun start at Beaver Creek, and it costs $100 per person or $400 per foursome – we did the math. Different levels of sponsorship available, ranging from $100 to $500. Call Mark Lathrop at 390-0510 for event or sponsorship details.