Your Town, March 31, 2012

I wanted to mention a couple of items that failed to make the blotter today.

There were reports of an incident overnight that involved a white, fury subject with long ears and a foo-foo bobtail, hopping, yes, hopping from house to house, breaking and entering and leaving behind various forms of treats (candy, toys, etc.) in faux grass-lined baskets. There are no reports of property damage, however a lot of children in the area are expected to be running around outdoors a good portion of today, in search of decorated eggs that the subject has reportedly hidden.

Also, earlier this morning it was reported that a group of women had gone to the tomb of a young man who’d been crucified three days prior and told authorities that the stone had been rolled away and the man’s body was missing, his robe, however was neatly folded and left behind. The women confirm they encountered an angel at the tomb who asked them “Why are you looking for the living among the dead? He is not here. He is risen.”

The women said they were then instructed by the angel to “go and give this message to the others.”

Additional witnesses confirmed — with a sense of joy — that the dead man had later appeared, greeted them with words of peace and held out his hands, showing marks left by the crucifixion nails, acknowledging that he had indeed risen and was alive.

Finally, some good news for a change.

Happy Easter.

Gluten Free Grand Valley’s April meeting is at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Masonic Center, 2400 Consistory Court.

The community group strives to provide support and serve as a resource for the gluten-free population in the Grand Valley, while raising awareness about gluten-free needs within the community.

Dr. Christopher Lepisto will speak about nutrition and celiac disease, and the group will sample food from Main Street Bagels.

Visit the Gluten Free Grand Valley Facebook page for recipes, recommended restaurants and more, or call Angela Wetzel at 216-0351 for information.

Grand Mesa Jeep Club will have its monthly meeting Monday at Fiesta Guadalajara Restaurant, 710 North Ave.

The social hour and no-host dinner is from 6–7 p.m., followed by the business meeting at 7 p.m. Owners of all makes of off-road vehicles are invited to attend.

GMJC is very involved in reviewing and commenting on the current Bureau of Land Management resource-management plan. Anyone interested in learning how to effectively comment on the plan is invited to attend.

Laura Carno of “I Am Created Equal” fame will speak at the Mesa County Republican Woman’s luncheon from 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Friday at Two Rivers Convention Center.

Carno is a “self starter conservative woman who is doing much through her radio ads to support conservative causes,” a meeting notice said.

Cost is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. For reservations, call Linda Gregory at 434-9378.

Delta Fine Arts’ monthly meeting is set for 2 p.m. April 8, at the Appleshed in Cedaredge.

The post meeting demonstration will begin at 3 p.m. and the public is invited to attend. John Schmidt will present his award-winning, scratch built, hand-crafted miniature model car collection.

Schmidt began building and collecting model cars when he was 6-years-old. According to a news release, he has been featured in numerous publications and has a book in the Library of Congress. Schmidt has seven cars in the International Model Car Museum in Salt Lake City, and one car has won more than 200 awards.

Email Rae Ann at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 462-2298 for information.

Graduates from Central, Grand Junction, Fruita Monument and Palisade high schools from the years 1990–99, are invited to a reunion Oct. 5 at the Clarion Inn, 755 Horizon Drive.

The event will feature hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine, a cash bar, casino tables, dancing, karaoke and more, from 7 p.m.–midnight.

Advance tickets are $50 per couple and $30 for singles.

At the door tickets will be $75 per couple, and $40 for singles.

Tickets can be purchased online at the event’s Facebook page —

Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for information.

The Whitewater Cemetery is the recipient of a gift of new gravel on the cemetery road inside the 50 acres of historic graves, according to a news release from the Whitewater Cemetery Association.

“Thanks to our good friend Ed Gardener of Whitewater Sand and Gravel and Phil and Les Morlang of Morlang and Associates, the unpaved road inside the cemetery is ready for Memorial Day visitors,” the release said.

“Thank you also to county Commissioner John Justman, for arranging for the county road crew to blade the easement road between Reeder Mesa Road and the cemetery entrance. This will be done as soon as a crew is available to do so. The project could not have been accomplished without these caring citizens. Thank you.”

The improved road condition will make visiting the historic cemetery much easier.

The cemetery gate will be open over the Memorial Day weekend, May 23– 27.

During other times, visitors can use a walk-through gate.

The Whitewater Cemetery Association Board oversees the maintenance and burials within the cemetery boundaries.

Visitors are asked not to drive where there is no gravel road and to be respectful of the gravesites, many of whom are early pioneers to the area and veterans.

Want to learn more about the Whitewater Cemetery or to volunteer to become an association member?

Call Rich at 260-0155, Carol at 487-3827, Miriam at 261-7715 or Sue, 243-1808.

Submit your Planner and community news items by email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), by fax at 244-8578, or by mail to P.O. Box 668, Grand Junction, CO, 81502. Items to be considered for Your Town should be submitted at least two weeks prior to the event.


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