Sylvia Walker had a wonderful holiday season. Her children John, Charla, Shantel and Ryan were here from Denver, Jason from the University of Wyoming, Jimmy, Steffanie from Albuquerque, N.M., little Avery from Grand Junction and her beloved mother also from Albuquerque.

B.J. Barnes was taken to the Lutheran Hospital in Denver a week ago Saturday night following complications from his recent back surgery.

Mr. and Mrs. Roland Smith were home over last weekend. Mr. Smith receives radiation treatments during the week in Grand Junction, being free to enjoy Saturday and Sunday at his home.

Travis and Ryan Linsacum were home from their college studies in California to be with family over the holidays.

Jerry, Heather and little Keith Lozinsky were here from Colorado Springs the past few days enjoying his parents, sister and family. While here, they celebrated their first wedding anniversary.

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Boyd had a very happy holiday season celebrating with their children. Randy, Debbie, Gabriel and Brianna, Karen, Aubrey and Nikki were here for Christmas. After Christmas, Kristen came with her boys, Collon and Tyler.

Kathy Matt resigned her position at the Hayden Mercantile in late December after 10 years of service there. She and her husband, Phil, and daughter Jamie have purchased a franchise for Candy Bouquets. They will be setting up their business at the east end of Hayden, previously Dollar Rent A Car and originally known as the Dutch Mill. The name of the business will be "Timberline Candy Bouquet." They will also have available hundreds of varieties of imported candy, bulk candy and hopefully in the near future other gift items. Kathy reports that they will be open by Feb. 1.

Dr. Arthur Houk has accepted the unanimous voting call to become the pastor of First Baptist Church, 185 N. Second St. He and his wife, Shirley, moved here from Long Beach, Calif., and are now living in the church parsonage at 161 N. Second St.

Houk and his wife both graduated from the Bible Institute of Los Angeles. Shirley holds her B.A. from the California State University of Long Beach, while Dr. Houk has his B.A. from Biola University. Both have taken graduate courses at Western Carolina University and have had certification to teach in the public schools from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and have both taught. Dr. Houk received his Doctor of Divinity degree from Louisiana Baptist Theological Seminary in Shreveport.

While serving with the United States Merchant Marine, Dr. Houk visited the Greek cities of Philippi, Neopolis, Corinth and Athens, mentioned in the book of Acts.

Dr and Mrs. Houk are very happy to be in Hayden.

Laurie Hallenbeck compiled the following:

Mary Deatherage was admitted to Yampa Valley Medical Center, being taken by ambulance, following a freak accident at her home while shoveling snow a week ago Friday. She underwent surgery and is now recuperating at Doak Walker. For anyone who would like to contact her, she is in Room 6 and the number is 871-2476.

Dennis, Emily and Richard Hallenbeck went fishing at Wolford reservoir, where they caught a mess of fish. The kids outfished their dad and they all had a great time catching splakes, trout and salmon.

Jim and Aaron Haskins and friend Zed Wheelock went fishing at Stagecoach reservoir. They caught a few fish and enjoyed the outdoors.

The Hayden Cadette/Senior Girl Scout Troop went to Grand Junction on Saturday and Sunday, where they met with Cadette Troop 274 from Glenwood Springs. Margot Binetti, Brianna Ford, Emily Hallenbeck, Neisha Pope, Danielle Laird, Sarah Boeckleman, Lori Laird and Laurie Hallenbeck roller-skated, watched movies, exchanged ideas and made friends with the eight girls from Glenwood.

Ralph and Trent Babish, Jay May, Dennis Hallenbeck and Bob Muhme went to Williams Fork fishing, where they caught their limits.

The Brownie Troop 217 and the Junior Girl Scout Troop 218 met on Tuesday at the elementary school. Both troops discussed cookie sale strategies and what they are going to spend their money on. The Brownie troop also did a gift exchange and had pizza for dinner. Cortne Honts and Ashley Otto were top sellers in the Nut Sales and each received a prize for their efforts.

Pamm McFadden recently purchased the Mount Harris Laundromat from Barbara and Don Johnson. Pamm has put in new washers that hold 20 pounds and 35 pounds of laundry. The extra large dryers are energy efficient as well as the washers. Pamm wanted to help conserve water and did research on the new equipment to help out the town by saving water. Hours will be from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week.

Don't forget to support your basketball teams and wrestlers. Basketball games will be on Tuesday in Soroco, with games starting at 4 p.m. The next game will be on Friday at home, against North Park, starting at 3:30. On Saturday, the teams will travel to Plateau Valley, with the games starting at 1 p.m.

The Hayden wrestling team will have a wrestling tournament in Salida on Friday and Saturday. The matches start at 8 a.m.

The middle school girls basketball team will have a game in Hayden on Saturday. They will be playing against East Grand with their game starting at 9 a.m.

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