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Monday April 27, 2015

On April 8 AARP tax aide program district coordinator Jo Maxwell gave recognition, a pin and a certificate to John Loring to commemorate his 30 years — 1984 for the 1985 tax year through 2015.
It was a fitting time for the presentation, though neither was aware that this is National Volunteer Week — April 12-18.

Snow Goose
I’m in luck — the snow goose is still here! I can easily see it in the northeast pond with half a dozen Canada geese.

c01 film2Independent filmmaker David Murphy was at work last week in Austin on his second film.
His intense laser-focused efforts demonstrated just how much planning, patience, creativity, determination and plain hard work it takes to make a  movie.
Murphy, a 2009 graduate of Delta High School, along with four actors and a technician assistant worked for almost three hours on Saturday lining up and recording the perfect angles and shots for a two-minute-long scene in the movie he is making.
As the writer, main technical supervisor, director and cinematographer, Murphy had his hands full arranging the myriad of elements into place and then running through the two-minute-long sequence over and over again until it was done just right.

c01 art2The 27th annual High School Art Show and Sale opened Friday, April 3, with a reception and presentation of ribbons for the show’s outstanding entries, as determined by judge Ron Henry, an artist from Grand Junction:
Best of Show 2D — Lane Sanders, DHS.
Best of Show 3D — Mae Anderson, HHS.
Body of Work — Lane Sanders, DHS, for demonstrating excellence in many categories.
Connie Williams Award — Don Beck, HHS, for creativity.

Spring came to us early this year, maybe as much as three weeks early. This has had me in panic mode, trying desperately to get my gardens in order before my plants really start their spring growth spurt.

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