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In Loving Memory... | The search continued early this week for Dale Williams, a Nucla resident, who disap- peared on Thursday, May 27. Williams was last seen at approximately 6 PM, on Thursday, at the Naturita Family Market. He was driving a white Ford F-350 ]ongbed pickup with a chrome tool box; dealer plate 181067 on the back; Western Slope For "WS" advertising plate on the front; and 1" letter- ing "Pro Body Shop" on the doors. Dale Williams Williams was performing work relating to his body shop in the West End area around the time he disappeared. For Williams' wife, Diana, and two teenage daughters, Tonee and Sara, along with law enforcement and countless friends, there are many unan- swered questions relating to his disappearance: When his fami- ly began to look for him, it was discovered that his shop was unsecured and tools were left o The door of a car that he h en working on was left open. By all appearances, when Williams left on Thursday evening, he was planning to be gone only a short period of time. "He left his checkbook," Diana explains, "I know he only had about $75 in cash on him Wednesday night, and that would have dwindled down throughout the day." Additionally, Williams had been planning to attend Nucla's grad- uation on Friday night, another Annual Event to Feature A Day's Worth of Fun... The annual Naturita Days events will be held this Saturday, kicking off the sum- mer with some good old com- munity fun, sponsored by the Basin Valley Lions Club. The day will begin with breakfast offered by the 7th grade class at the Naturita Community Building. A bake sale provided by the Naturita Basin Valley Lions will be held in front of the Citizen's State Bank, beginning at 8 AM. Ill I At 10, the parade down Main Street will begin. Illl At 10, the parade down Main Street will begin. This year's parade, with a theme of "Water Is Life," is sure to deliver some interesting new floats by local businesses as well as some "old faithfuls" such as Smokey the Bear, and of course, music pro- vided by the community band. Following the parade; the party will move to the Naturita Town Park, where the Little League's concession stand will open at 10:30. At 11, the games begin with a ping-pong drop, sponsored by San Miguel Power, and a Sawdust Money Hunt, offered by the Bank. At high noon, lunch will be served by the Nucla Lions, with food available until 2. For evening entertainment, a dance featuring live music by the Ghost River Band will be held from 9 PM to 1 AM. Residents should remember to get their dance tickets and buttons from any 7th grader, or by calling Deb at 865-2622 or Continued on Page 8 865-2396. Members of VFW Post t/9058 gathered at the Nucla Cemetery on Monday morning to remember friends and comrades who gave their lives to protect our country's freedom. The solemn, annual ceremony was o iated by Pastor Rick Luster, and well attended by locals. More pictures on Page 7.