RIDING TOWARDS AWARENESS — A group of 22 bicyclists rode through Conrad last Wednesday during their 70-day trek across the continent. They are raising money and awareness in cancer research. I-O Photo by Deanna Wakkinen
By Deanna Wakkinen, I-O Reporter
On Wednesday, a group of 22 students from the University of Texas in Austin rode their bicycles through our area and spent the night in the Conrad High School wrestling room.
These students are part of a bigger group of 45 that are participating in the Texas 4000. The students ride together on their first day of travel and on the last 10 days before reaching Anchorage, Alaska.
Adam Laurenzo, a rider from the group, tells the I-O that the group’s goal is “spreading hope, knowledge and charity.”
There has been a report in the state of vehicles stopping in towns with young looking people who attempt to sell magazines door-to-door.
They have stated that they represent an Atlantic Circulation, Inc., company.
The young people say that they are working on school money needs or other worthwhile sounding causes but in fact they encourage payment in cash or check.
The money is taken, but no magazines are forthcoming.
Chief Gary Dent tells the I-O, “We have had similar groups pass through our area in the past. It is not unusual for them to come through on weekends and they use that excuse for not having a local business license.”
NEAT SIGN — Jack Hayne stands by a new sign constructed by Dennis and Nancy Williams who live in San Marcos, Calif. The sign shows off the date for the annual Grizzly Day in Dupuyer. Nancy is the daughter of Jack and Harriet Hayne of Dupuyer. Photo for the I-O courtesy of Ali Newkirk
Once again we are preparing for the Grizzly Day celebration in Dupuyer, held annually on the first Saturday in August which this year is Aug. 6.
As usual we will have many fun and interesting activities for the whole family throughout the day.
As for the parade, we are hoping to have many antique tractors, older and modern tractors; antique, unique and classic cars; old machinery, floats, riding units … all are invited and welcome to participate.
Although we are sending out many special invitations, there are many individual and businesses who may not be contacted directly. We are encouraging your readers to join in the fun.