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Maybell tid bits

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All who came out to the Maybell Appreciation Day Saturday had a lot of fun. The Maybell crowd started by voting for the best decorated lawn mower. The contestants were Sharon Steele, Joyce Barnes, Norm Simmons, Mic O’Conor, Justin Hicks, Frank Stetson, Gene Bittler and Lance Poole. The group decorated riding lawn mowers anywhere from a pioneer wagon to the winning mower being a UFO made by Poole/Gould/White family’s. After the judging of the mowers, contestants raced to the finish line in the second annual Maybell riding lawn mower race. Gene Bittler was the first to cross the finish line and was awarded the 1999 Maybell Champion. Second was the winner from last year, Norm Simmons, and third was Sharon Steele. After the race everyone went to a pig and lamb barbecue potluck thanks to all the sponsors. To finish the night off Maybell danced the night away thanks to “The Brown’s Park Country Band.” Glade Ross and Fred Blevins gave their Saturday night to Maybell voluntarily. Thanks to everyone involved in the fun day. Looking forward to the year 2000 mower race. Start designing your decorated mowers now, the competition is getting harder.

The Maybell Rustlers 4-H Club will meet Friday at the community center. The 4-H Club will meet at 4 p.m. The meeting will be to discuss the deer and elk hide collection to start immediately. Anyone interested in any 4-H activity throughout the year needs to participate in the fund-raisers and meetings. Any 4-H member of Maybell that would like to be president, vice president, secretary or treasure of the Maybell Rustlers needs to have a speech as to why they would like that position and what they would do for the club.

The Maybell seniors had a fish dinner cooked by Curtis and Dianne Gould Thursday. The group of seniors had fish and all the side dishes along with the conversations that are always present. As always the senior bus will be traveling into Craig Tuesday. If you need a ride, give Dave a call.

The Maybell Library was closed Monday due to employees Becky Vowels and Dianne Gould attending a Moffat County library employee meeting in Dinosaur. Maybell Library has had so many wonderful changes going on. If you haven’t checked it out for yourself yet, come in soon. Anyone can receive a free piece of pie or a shake just for checking out books. Come to the library to find out how. If you haven’t gotten your blue Moffat County library card yet come in and the ladies will get one for you that can be used in most libraries around the country.

The Maybell Women’s Club will have a book sale from the books the Women’s Club originally owned when the Maybell Library was owned by the Women’s Club. The first book sale will be for Maybell residents only Oct. 8 at the library. On Oct. 9 the book sale will be open to the public. All books will be $1 and all profits will go back into the library and the historian room.

Katie Buffam would like anyone to adopt some of her plants at the library. Katie has many Thanksgiving and Christmas cactus and lots of geraniums. All plants need to find a home. Stop by the library and talk to Katie about adopting her plants.