With a record of 17 wins and six losses, the Ridgway Lady Demons girls basketball season ended in Durango on Saturday after a 47 to 42 loss against Paonia in the 2A Region 3 Championship match. Photo by Bill Tiedje Read more...
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camaraderie filled the room. Embroidery, cross-stitch and beading were the main pursuits, along with pleasant conversation. Projects for graduates, original designs, purchased kits — fingers and needles were flying.
One embroidered a guitar strap, personalizing it for her grandson. Another created nets of tiny beads to decorate plastic eggs in preparation for the Rocky Mountain Region seminar that the chapter will host next year in Grand Junction. Others practiced "colcha," a stitch they recently studied at a meeting.
In addition to their monthly business meeting, members get together for outreach in their communities. Volunteer projects include making small quilts for newborns and hats for children undergoing chemotherapy at St. Mary's Hospital as well as gathering and making items for domestic violence victims at a shelter. They have "Stitching in Public Day" at the mall and library, and a major goal right now is to get younger people involved in needle arts.
Some of the most important "outreach" comes when a chapter member has a personal crisis. The group rallies and provides support, from cooked meals to companionship.
Ouray women formed a sub-group of the Desert West Chapter at one time, but it is no longer active. Still, the chapter looks forward to the Ouray retreat every year, taking the opportunity to get away from everyday distractions and create works of art in a close-knit, sharing community.
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Final: Ridgway girls lose 47-42 to Paonia after a valiant 4th quarter comeback attempt.
Update: 45-42, Crozier hits 2 from the line.
Update: 52 seconds, 45-40 Paonia
Update: 2:19 remaining, Paonia on top 43-34
Update: Paonia up 43-32 in 4th Qtr.
Update: Paonia up 25-21 at half.
Update: Paonia up 21-19 in 2nd Qtr.
Update: Tied 13-13 end of 1st Qtr.
Update: Teams trade leads early - Ridgway up 9-8.
Update: Ridgway girls are up 6-0 early in Durango.
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