Town Talk for Sept. 6, 2002
The summer has flown by, in some cases literally, In the case of Isaac Martinez of Red Cliff, it has been a summer he will never forget. He was invited to play in two basketball tournaments. First in Hawaii at a tournament for juniors hosted by Tourney Sports USA. Then home for one week, then off to Austraila for the Down Under Hoops Classic.”I was able to go to both tournaments this summer thanks to the people of Eagle and Lake counties,” Martinez said. “They were responsible for helping me make my dream come true.”The team from Hawaii consisted of eight young men from different states. The team was able to take second place in the tournament, and third overall, bringing home silver and bronze medals. Martinez averaged 18 points, five assists and six steals a game. The team ended up with a 3-2 record.”The best part was meeting other guys from this state and two from California,” said Martinez. “We’ll be life-long friends.”The Martinez family would like to give special thanks to the following for their support: Vail Valley Foundation, Porter Wharton/Vail Results, David Honda of Vail Sports Medicine.The family would also like to thank the following: Pastor Richard and Betty Vandusen of Annointed Christian Fellowship, Edwards Station, 1st Bank of Avon, the Gallegos Corp., Cathy Thompson of State Farm Insurance, the town of Minturn, Pazzos Pizza, Tom Clinton, Battle Mountain Trading Post, Salon Noveau, Colorado Log Furniture, Jerry Sibley Plumbing, the Paint Bucket, Doctors on Call, Mountain Temp Services, Jefferson Roth of Alpine Chiropractic, Wishes the toy store, Special Events, Dwight of H&R Block of Leadville, Village Market, Marcella Sandoval of American Family Insurance, Foto Finish, Lake County High School, Kemp & Co., Marko Pizzeria, Dr. David Wilson, Dr. Wayne Callen, Dr. William and Ingrid Sterett, Mr. and Mrs. John Ramirez, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Thompson, Ms. Margaret Burdick, William K. David, Andrea C Running/Thomas Treat, Dave Many, Dave Wolfe, Janice Gerber, Steven and Erica Donahue, Caroline Bradford, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Williams, Barbra Bomier, Tracie L. Schumacher, Mr. and Mrs. John Tofoya, Roger Mitchel, Thomas Kirk, Janice Coy, Jim Lamont, Linda Frazier, Mr and Mrs. Don Matney, Mr. and Mrs. Trujillo, Mr. Wilson, Jim from Red Cliff, Ramsey Romanin, Sara Young, Ryan Lewis, Mel and Merlene Pruesser, and anyone else the family forgot to mention. Thanks also to all those who brought food before the games and all who helped sell raffle tickets, thanks to those who helped make the food and otherwise helped support the trip.It’s campaign seasonLt. governor candidate Jane Norton, Gov. Bill Owens running mate, is in town today for a reception, VVMC tour and campaign stop. There’ll be a speech and all kinds of free food. the whole deal starts at 3:30 p.m.Kokes, It’s the real thingA couple days ago we listed a whole bunch of Kokes, who were here for a reunion and a couple were missed. Ashlyn Kokes of California was here, as was somone whose name we think is Jereme Kokes of New Jersey, although the handwriting is tough to make out.Stability ball workshopLouanne “Fitness Queen” Perfetti is going to teach you how to stay fit and healthy forever, or until you’re dead, whichever comes first. It’s Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Vail Cascade and costs $75. That’s a small price to pay to look thinner, younger, improve your posture, and make yourself indestructible and irresistable to persons of the opposite gender. Call the Cascade, 476-7400, or Louanne at 926-9390.Birthday brigadeMake sure you stop by the Main Street Grill in Edwards to wish Owner Extraordinaire Nikki Heiden a very happy birthday. We have no idea how old she is, but no one has a right to look that good at any age.