On the Record for July 26, 2010
Age: 15 Sport: Football How did you get started in your sport? “My dad always watched football when I was younger and I just wanted to play since then.” What has been your defining moment in your sport? “Winning the championship at the Wyoming football camp.”
AARP Chapter No. 1418 is scheduled to meet at 2 p.m. today at Sunset Meadows I, 633 Ledford St. The public is welcome to attend the meeting. For more information, call chapter president Beverly Chapman at 824-5123.
Dear Annie: I have been living with “Clyde” for more than a year. He has a 25-year-old son and a 14-year-old daughter. His divorce was long and painful, and his ex-wife involved both children in the mess. She continues to badmouth Clyde to her daughter. Clyde and I live together and host this girl every other weekend. She is constantly making rude comments to her father and is disrespectful to me.
This summer may not have been what Karleen Kennedy was expecting, but she’s happy family and friends are around to support her when she needs it most. On June 16, Karleen’s 13-year-old daughter, Katie, was diagnosed with papillary carcinoma thyroid cancer, which Karleen said is more common in people ages 30 to 50, rather than someone in their early teens.
Anna Adams, co-founder of the Independent Life Center in Craig, smiled Saturday as she thought of all the people the ILC was helping. “I can’t even believe what’s happened with the company,” Adams said. “We started with nothing, and now we are helping people with disabilities in five counties.” Her words came during the ILC’s Disability Days Concert & Carnival at Alice Pleasant Park in downtown Craig, an event designed to raise money and awareness for people with disabilities.
“I grew up in Dolores, Colo., in the southwest corner of the state. I graduated from the high school there. I then went to college in York, Neb., because that is where a short white guy can play basketball. It was my passion. I really liked sports and wanted to be a coach. Everything kind of changed, though. I thought I’d be with the sport of basketball for a long time and that’s how I would get my living. I even got as far as doing my student teaching in the field. “I had this idea of what coaching was. It is a lot of work for very little pay. I made the basketball team as a freshman when I got there, but didn’t play a lot.
With three games in the hot July sun already under her belt, Heather Dobinski said she just wanted to do her best to win Saturday’s home run derby during the Craig Softball Association’s fundraising tournament at Loudy-Simpson Park. “I tried my best, and I got just enough to win,” said Dobinski, whose two blasts were enough to win the women’s division of the home run derby. Her brother, Junior Herndon, was the winner on the men’s side, with 15 homers. “I was trying for more,” Dobinski said. “But, I was happy with how I did.”
Whenever possible, and when both sides of my brain collaborate to remind me, I drink some water. I know and have been reminded a gazillion times since birth that water is “the lifeblood of all things big and small,” and that I should guzzle it down by the half-gallon and like it. Well, ladies and gentlemen, boys, girls and Mrs. Brown’s cat, I don’t like it.
Today is the deadline to register players for Craig Parks and Recreation Doak Walker football. The league is open to boys and girls in the third through sixth grades. There is a $50 fee. Call 826-2029. 8 to 11:30 a.m. The Journey at First Baptist hosts vacation Bible school, called “Soul Survivors on Danger Island,” for children up to sixth grade. Call Sandi or LuAnn at 824-5926.
Castle Ranch Steakhouse, located inside the Holiday Inn of Craig, has hired Rolfy Chavez as chef. Chavez previously worked for the steakhouse, but returned to improve the operation after being gone for about a year. “Amazing creative culinary talents, tenure in the business … as well as strong, working knowledge of the steakhouse,” said Missy Arnett, hotel director of food and beverage, when asked about Chavez.
It’s a bright summer morning at Colorado Mountain College, and the campus weight room is bustling with activity. There, students in a basic weight training class — their ages ranging from 20 to 60 and older — go about their routines, pushing themselves toward stronger bodies and minds.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Regardless of what has caused you to be static in your thinking right now, you need some creative changes to get back on track. Don’t be your own worst enemy by refusing to alter your thinking. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Hanging on too tightly to what you have acquired will make you extremely possessive and unable to enjoy the fruits of your labors. Until you can let go, you’ll miss out on life. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — There’s a strong chance that you have reached a point of feeling that your daily routine, relationships and job have all become a source of dull routine. It’s just the day, things will change.