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Shell comes to town

In case you haven’t noticed, the West Vail Texaco which has been in business on the northwest ‘corner’ of the West Vail roundabout on the north Frontage road for more than 30 years – is now a Shell Station. Check out their spiffy new wood Shell sign!

Welcome to the dance

Jade Alexandra Freadrich entered the world at 11:28 p.m. Wednesday, hitting the world at the drop dead gorgeous weight of 5 pounds 2 ounces, and 17 and a half inches long. She the welcome sister to Sister Ashley and Brother Nathan. The proud parental units are Camilla Freadrich, Sheri Hill and Heather Johnson. Grandma Candie is right there, too. We hear Dr. Ferrarh did a dandy job ushering Jade into the world.

Late-night blotter

– “Gray Davis was making fun of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s accent. He said, ‘If you want to be governor of California, you have to be able to pronounce it.’ Arnold replied, ‘To be governor of California, you should be able to govern it.’ ” (David Letterman)

– “A political protester hit Arnold Schwarzenegger with a raw egg, but Arnold said he didn’t mind because protests like that are what makes this country great. Then Arnold ran the guy over with his Hummer.” (Conan O’Brien)

– “A bill allowing illegal immigrants from anywhere in the world to get California driver’s licenses was passed by the state Assembly. And if you snuck into California from the Middle East, they’ll give you a pilot’s license as well.” (Jay Leno)

Think service academies

Your U.S. congressmen, Rep. Mark Udall is accepting applications from students who are interested in congressional nominations to the nation’s service academies. The application deadline is Friday, Sept. 26. Interested high school seniors must be residents of the Second Congressional District, which includes Eagle County and a bunch of other cool Colorado places. For more information or to request an application packet, call Carter Ellison in Congressman Mark Udall’s Westminster office at (303) 650-7820.

Eagle Valley Children’s Chorale

The good folks who run this fine organization are running an open house, Sept. 9-12. You get a chance to see what’s up for the local children’s chorale as it begins its ninth winter season. Practices are once a week (although a child may participate more than one day for the same fee). Pick the day and place that is best for you. Weekly rehearsals are at Edwards Elementary on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Gypsum Elementary on Thursdays, and Eagle Valley Elementary on Friday’s. Practice times are: 3:30 -4:30 p.m. for 1st through 3rd graders, 4:15-5:15 for 4th and 5th graders and 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. for 6th, 7th and 8th graders on Wednesday evening only at Edwards Elementary. Call director Liane Gulizia at 926-2228 or Marka Moser at 926-0577 for more information.

Get literate, do good today

The Literacy Project needs volunteer tutors to help folks learn to read. Local residents interested in volunteering as tutors for the Literacy Project are invited to an informational meeting at 7 p.m. tonight, at the Eagle Library. Volunteers contribute an hour-and-half to two hours per week. They need you for the Study Friends program, which involves working with middle school-aged students who need academic support in a variety of areas ranging from math to reading to organizational skills.

They also need volunteers for the Adult Literacy program, which typically involves students who are learning English as a second language; or students working to complete their high school education.

Call Maryann Stavney at 328-2030.

Run for fun and non-profit

Vail Mountain School’s third annual Family Fun Run, is Sept. 12. The race starts at 5 p.m.; on-site registration starts at 4 p.m.; barbecue at 5:30 pm.

Go to Vail Mountain School in East Vail. NO PETS. It’s $10 for students and $15 for adults. Call VMS at 476-3850.

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