After a very special three days of assistance by international opera singers, Annalisa Winberg and Roy Stevens, our local students gave a wonderful performance in costume. Kindergarten through fourth grades performed German songs, fifth through eighth grades sang "The Song of the Toreador" from the opera "Carmen."
The high school drama group did scenes from "Les Miz." I am still hearing from people who attended the show about how much fun it was, and how they just can't get over what the kids were able to do that evening. I hope this starts a tradition here in our valley and happens many more times.
Lions Club speech contest
The speech competition between students from Coleville High School and the Eastern Sierra Academy will take place 7 p.m. today at the Walker Community Center. As yet, the contestants' names haven't been released, but they will do well, I'm sure. The winner of this contest goes on to regional competition and possibly to the California state finals. It will be interesting to hear them address the topic, "Immigration - My Solution."
Antelope Valley Fire Commission
Their monthly meeting is 6 p.m., at the Walker Fire Station. As always, the public is invited to attend and find out what is in their present and future plans.
The Walker River Colorguard is holding a country dance Feb. 23, at the Walker Community Center. The popular area group, Buffalo Country, will be performing with the color guard members making an appearance. They will have raffle prizes, chili and hot dogs, with all the country fixin's. Cost is $6 per person for dinner from 5:30-6:30 p.m. with dancing from 7-11 p.m. and a no-host bar provided by the Antelope Valley Lions Club. All proceeds will go to the Walker River Colorguard. For any other information, call Karla at (530) 495-2945.
Coleville High School basketball
At this time, it appears that the girls' team will be going to the Northern regionals being held in Winnemucca next Thursday through Saturday. I haven't got a final report on the boys' chances yet. We'll be rooting for our school, no matter what.
This and that
-- The next Mono County Health Clinic at the Walker Senior Center will be Tuesday, Feb. 26 from noon to 1 p.m. If you would like your blood pressure checked or have any immunizations, please come to the clinic.
-- Good news. Last Friday evening I didn't have to cook dinner. The Mountain View Barbecue has reopened on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of each week. It was their usual delicious food, made even better by not being the cook.
-- Lynne Katusich can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (530) 495-2552.