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Saturday May 23, 2015

d08 bp4A couple who recently moved to Eckert from Grand Junction have found Surface Creek Valley is providing an answer to their dreams of a happier life, and also business opportunity.
Teresa White and Don Shearer met and became engaged when they were both employed at the Grand Junction Regional Center. Teresa, now retired, worked there for 23 years, and Don worked there, also, in the maintenance department, though for a shorter time.
They both have memories of the pleasures of a rural lifestyle. Don had raised chickens as a boy and Teresa, a native of the Grand Valley from nine months of age, often visited her grandparents in Cedaredge and remembers lots of happy times from those days.

d008 bp4Three full days of Civil War activities provided an unparalleled opportunity for students and community members to immerse themselves in a significant period of this country’s history. While the Civil War spanned just four years, 1861-1865, it impacts our lives to this day.
That point was reinforced by Dr. James Robertson Jr., a noted historian who spoke at a Civil War banquet Friday, May 8. This year marks the 150th anniversary, or sesquecentennial, of the end of the war — Robert E. Lee surrendered the last major Confederate army to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse on April 9, 1865.

d08 bp1Olivia Carney is much like many teenage girls. She works hard in school, stays in shape, and loves to have fun with her friends.
But for Carney, who lives in Hotchkiss and is now nearing the end of her junior year at Delta High School, getting in shape has taken on a new meaning. When she’s “in shape,” Carney is cut.
Carney, who turned 17 last month, recently competed in her first body-sculpting competition. The experience — from preparation to post-competition — is leading her down a new career path, and hopefully to a professional level of competition.

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