Your Town, Nov. 3, 2013

I was first introduced to my friend Delight Savinstyme when I was a little girl.

I thought she had a strange name, but mine was kind of different too, so we got along well. She and I played outdoors beginning about the time the spring flowers bloomed until around Halloween — then she’d turn dark and moody. I wouldn’t see her for months — it was like she was grounded for six months. Her parents were kind of strict, I suppose, but so were mine.

As kids, we’d spring forward in March all over the neighborhood on our pogo sticks, then later in the year, fall back into the pile of fallen leaves we’d playfully gathered.

She’s been getting kind of cranky these past few weeks. She’s heading into one of her dark and moody phases, but you’d think, as a lifelong friend, I’d learn to adjust to her bi-annual mood swings. It’s not that easy.

See you in the spring, Delight Savinstyme. I’ll miss you.

P.S. Did you remembered to turn your clocks back one hour?

Molly Cowden of Grand Junction participated in the Miss Colorado Teen USA Pageant 2014 Oct. 27, in Greeley and was named the second runner-up.

Cowden was sponsored by Urban Girls Salon, Comet Cleaners, Ace West Trucking and A Robin’s Nest Antiques.

The Grand Junction Railroad Employee Club’s Thanksgiving and retirement dinner will be at noon today, at the Masonic Center, 2400 Consistory Court.

Cost is $8 at the door. Ages younger than 12 are free.

Take a canned food item for the canned food drive.

Call 250-5474 for information.

Gluten Free Grand Valley will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, at the Masonic Center, 2400 Consistory Court.

November marks one year of the group helping people in the Grand Valley with eating gluten free. November’s focus is on kids that live a gluten free lifestyle and the parents who walk beside them everyday. Two parents will speak, as well as their kids, giving examples of struggles and how they deal with them day-to-day.

There will be gluten free treat samples from Berna B’s.

Call Angela Wetzel at 216-0351 or visit the Gluten Free Grand Valley Facebook page for information.

Vestafjell Lodge of the Sons of Norway will celebrate Thanksgiving and honor its veterans at the meeting at 2 p.m. Nov. 10, at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 3133 F Road.

Election of 2014 lodge officers will also take place. 2014 Norway and Sweden calendars will be available for purchase. Take a generous side dish to accompany the roast turkey provided by the lodge for the traditional holiday meal.

Guests are welcome. Call Barb at 245-5649 or Bud at 242-3396 for visit for information.

The recent Mesa County 4-H Achievement Night recognized a number of individuals and businesses.

The 2013 Business Friend of 4-H was All Around Feed and Sherri Brown of Loma was recognized with the Individual Friend of 4-H award for her contributions.

Mesa County 4-H leaders were recognized for milestones in service years ranging from one to 55 years. The outstanding leader award was given to Julie Blevens of Grand Junction and the Power to Believe Award, to Toby Bunkelman of Loma.

Mesa County 4-H members were honored with a variety of awards such as years in the program, graduating Cloverbuds, top secretary book, top treasure book, record book awards and project recognition.

The 2013 Mesa County 4-H Sportsmanship Awards for the senior went to Megan Capps, intermediate to Morgan Cameron, and junior to Lucas Bunkelman. Joey Laes received the outstanding senior member award and Colby Raley the outstanding junior member award.

The Family and Consumer Science Junior award was given to Courtney Ener and The Family and Consumer Service Senior award recognized Cami Ener.

Mesa County Commissioner John Justman awarded Dean VanWinkle with the Danforth “I Dare You Award.”

Charles Ackerman, the Supreme Councilman of District 11 of the Military Order of the Cootie’s will be travel from Grand Junction this week to Washington D.C. for a Council of Administration.

Ackerman will also participate in the Trek to the Tomb of the Unknowns with a wreaths presentation.

According to a news release, The Military Order of the Cootie of the United States is a non-profit Veterans Service Organization. Known as “The Honor Degree of the VFW” its members comprise the officers and leadership of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. Membership in the MOC is recognition of outstanding service to the VFW and its programs.

It was founded Sept. 17, 1920, in New York City, based on the principals of good humor and fun. The Cooties have for 90 years provided social and entertainment programs to members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. as an Ancillary unit within the organization.

The Redlands Lions Club members and volunteers will place flags Nov. 11, in recognition of Veteran’s Day.

Flags are placed in the morning and retrieved later that same day, in the Tiara Rado, Seasons, Monument Village, Panorama, Village Way and other subdivisions, as well as some Redlands area businesses.

Call Chuck Stevenson at 242-3222 or Dave McIlnay at 433-7961 to learn more about the service that honors 10 holidays throughout the year, weather permitting.

Grand Mesa Chorus Sweet Adelines International has welcomed its newest member of the chorus and part of the lead section.

Karen Swigart recently moved to Grand Junction from Coal Creek Canyon where she sang with the Peak to Peak Chorale. Sigri Brundridge, a long-time chorus member and lead singer, will be Swigart’s “big sister” for her first year in the Sweet Adeline organization.

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