MEEKER |The Mountain Valley Bank Fall Festival pie, salsa and jam/jelly contest was a huge success, despite some damp, chilly weather. Best overall pie and $100 went to Tawny Halandras; best fall festival pie and $100 went to Jay Johnson; best fruit pie and $100 went to Barb Vaughn; prettiest pie and $50 was Kim Brown; and the best youth-made pie and $50 went to Reagan Brown. The best salsa and $25 was awarded to Kaycee Gonclaves and Gala Ivie received $25 for the best jelly. Thanks to the following sponsors of the prize money, whose support is essential to this event. REDI Services; H & H Processing and Outfitting; Tom and Lisa Walsh—Mountain View Pork; Billy and Natasha Goedert—Coal Creek Farms, LLC; Strang Hereford and Black Angus; Meeker Realty, LLC; Master Petroleum; Sable Mountain Outfitters; Theos Swallow Fork Ranch; Northwest Auto; Mountain Valley Bank; and Beth Ann Parsons. The pie auction and sales earned the RBC 4-H Foundation slightly more than $700. This money will be used to fund awards, trips and scholarships to the 4-H members of Rio Blanco County. Thanks to the following buyers for supporting our auction: Trina Zagar-Brown, Marc Etchart, Tawny Halandras, Bill Jordan, JH Sheridan, Bruce Clatterbaugh, Amy Chinn, Kim Brown, Bryce Purkey, Harry Watt, Ben Rogers, Trina Smith, Luke Pelloni, Jody Atchley and Kathy Collins.
MEEKER I Hod Kosman, President/Chairman/CEO of Platte Valley Financial Service Companies, Inc., also known as Platte Valley Cos., announced Wednesday that the merger of Platte Valley Companies and Mountain Valley Bank has been finalized.
MEEKER I Mountain Valley Bank in Meeker will hold its 11th Annual Fall Festival on Sept. 27, and a call has been put out for those local organizations in need of a fundraiser.