Fall Festival 2013: Community joins to aid non-profits, have fun

MEEKER I Downtown Meeker will be buzzing from 11 a.m. to mid afternoon on Saturday as Mountain Valley Bank hosts its 10th annual Fall Festival with co-sponsors White River Electric Association (WREA) and the ERBM Recreation and Park District for the benefit of local non-profit fund-raising efforts.

Thacker appears in court

Jock Thacker

MEEKER I Jock Waylon Thacker, 21, who was charged with robbery and theft of Mountain Valley Bank in Meeker last spring, appeared in court Jan. 4 only to have his case continued until June 2013.

Good citizen …

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Meeker citizen Tom George was recognized by Meeker chief of police Bob Hervey of the police department and Meeker’s Board of Trustees including Mayor Mandi Ethridge for his actions to help locate and apprehend the alleged suspect charged in the robbery of Mountain Valley Bank.

MVB bank robber gives up

Thacker was apprehended without incident by Lt. Phil Stubblefield and Chief Bob Hervey.

MEEKER I “He looked like a regular customer,” Mountain Valley Bank president Tawny Halandras said in reference to Jock Waylon Thacker, who was arrested April 12 and is being charged with robbery and theft of the local bank.

Bank robbery suspect in custody in RBC jail

Meeker Police Lt. Phil Stubblefield leaves Meeker's Mountain Valley Bank in his cruiser, as Chief Hervey (silver SUV) also begins pursuit. Stubblefield apprehended suspect Jock Thacker after the alleged bank robber forded the White River near Circle Park.

A suspect is now in custody at the Rio Blanco County Jail, charged with robbing Mountain Valley Bank this morning at Fourth and Main Streets in Meeker, according to the Meeker Police Department, A Mountain Valley Bank employee reported the robbery at 9 a.m. A reverse 911 was issued to

Holiday open house …

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Cindy and Dick Welle visit with Mountain Valley Bank president Tawny Halandras at an open house for the Meeker bank last Friday. The bank demonstrated their customer appreciation with homemade Christmas treats prepared by Mountain Valley Bank employees.

Festival kicks off fall in Meeker

Mountain Valley Bank, White River Electric Association are sponsors MEEKER — Fall, officially, began on Monday. And with the arrival of autumn comes the annual Mountain Valley Bank Fall Festival, co-sponsored by White River Electric Association.