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Monday October 20, 2014

d08 bp2Some artists specialize in oil pastels. Or sculpture. Or a beautifully-penned piece of music. Mary Chadwick’s medium of choice is sugar. Buttercream, to be more specific.
Like any other artist, Mary can become consumed by a project. She trolls Pinterest for inspiration, and takes days — weeks, if she has the time — designing a cake in her mind before she even starts putting frosting to pastry.
Mary lives in Eckert now with her husband Paul Chadwick, her daughter Megan, and Paul’s son Jeffrey. The past 20 years or so, however, have led her around the country and always with a cake knife in hand.

d08 bp1You may have seen them at school events. Perhaps they were helping with fundraising efforts, or picking up trash along a local stretch of highway. If you have attended a Delta High School event, they were there, in uniform, presenting the colors of our great state and nation.
For the past 10 years, the young men and women of the Delta Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Panther Battalion have worked to make the community a better place to live. Their mission: To motivate young people to be better citizens.

d08 bp3A year ago, in September,  Midge Hagen started Surface Creek Tremble Clefs to help those with Parkinson’s disease. The group gathers for classes every Monday morning from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Cedaredge Methodist Church.
Her husband Earl has Parkinson’s. “When we were in Phoenix last year,” Midge said, “Earl qualified for a plan that included physical therapy and voice therapy with sessions four days a week for four weeks. He responded well to the program. I sat in on all sessions noting the exercises and procedures. When we returned to Cedaredge, there was nothing like it in this area for him to attend. We realized how difficult it can be for the two of us to continue alone.”

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