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2 - San Mi[uel Basin Forum, Thursday,, June 3, 1999 t0 PM, in Moab, Utah. There have been varying reports given as to how the girls traveled to Moab, including the possibility that they hitchhiked or were transported over the state line by a local individual. On Monday morning, the girls' companion reportedly called her mother and said that all three were fine and that they weren't coming back. It was reported that the girls planned to journey from Utah to Texas. Taunya is described as a white female, 13 years old, with hazel eyes and light brown hair. She is 5'5", and weighs 105 pounds. Chrystal is a white female, 15 years old, with blue eyes and light brown/ blonde hair. She is 5'Y', and weighs 130 pounds. Both Taunya and Chrystal are listed as runaways with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Their fami- lies would like to remind anyone that may have information that could help them be located that it is a dangerous world out there for young girls. They don't know anyone in Moab or T 's and may find themselves in _.,- uation that they can't handle. Please .contact the Center" at 1- 800-843-5678 or the Montrose County Sheriff's Department at 864-7333. Taunya Kay Daniels The family and friends of local teens, Taunya Kay Daniels, 13, and Chrystal Nicole Estep, 15, are urgently asking for any information leading to the whereabouts of these girls. Chrystal Nicole Estep The girls, along with another 13-year-old girl, reportedly, left Naturita at about 5 PM, Sunday, May 30, carrying extra clothing \ and other pers0n01 ~tems. They were later seen at approximately Vomr tocal West tad Olll ar-,a.s, - Doubla - TrJpla - Ctuads Complete land/home const, financing with 5% down. * Ask me about our log cabin retreat kits *Ask me about our display model close-outs Display center at 4766 N. Townsend Montrose,CO I I I HIII IIIIII I oughtAbout Health Care Lately? ]uile Sherwood, HD & Hichaei Adams, P.A.-C are committed to lllvi you the best health care available. In home labs & X-ray as well as your choice of hospital (should the need aflse) are lust a few reasom why you can count on a.m, to S pJm Hoe - Wed - Fd 8100 a.m. to 7:00 I m. Tues - Thurs, 327-4233 OMPAHG OMIINID LINIC The gym was darkened, a spotlight appeared and swept the audience at the Nucla High School Band began its' rendition of "Can't Turn You Loose." The lights came up and friend and families applauded the sight of the members decked in their "Blues Brothers" dark glasses and hats. The crowd kept clap- ping in time to the music as the jazzy number continued. Thus began the fabulously successful, one hour and forty- five minute concert directed by Earl Gryils, music instructor for the Naturita Middle School and Nucla High School on Tuesday, May 11, 1999. Mr. Grylls wanted to "set precedent, to present something that hadn't been done before and to use all of the talent at his dis- posal." Receiving three stand- ing ovations, it is safe to attest to his success in this endeavor. Interspersing the middle and high school bands with the choir and local rock band provided a lively, and entertaining evening. Ruth Duffy, college English instructor at NHS, commented, "The concert was fabulous! There was something for every- one. What a variety of genres: rock, jazz, classical, marching band, and even cowboy! I par- ticularly enjoyed the choir's ren- dition of "Dry Your Tears, Afrika," from the film 'Amistad'." Indeed, a rich repertoire of music was presented for the community's enjoyment. The sixth grade band presented "Stars and Stripes Forever" as well as "The Thunderer" and exited playing "Row "Your Boat." The NMS Concert Band performed "Circus March Medley" as well as themes from "New World." The NHS Concert Band kept toes tapping and hands clapping with jazzy numbers, "Funky Town" and "Walk Like an Egyptian." Those with more classical tastes enjoyed "Aventura" by Frank Swearingen. The NHS Choir performed beautifully the a capella number, "Cantate Domino." "Tico, Tico," 9ith solo spots for C.R. Dobbs, was a crowd pleaser. Soprano, Jessica Davis, belted out the solo part of "All by Myself," again proving her vocal skills. The male choir donned their cowboy hats and attitudes to perform the cowboy ballad "Ranch at Twilight." After the concert, Mr. Grylls applauded the success of the band and choir. "The kids played and sang their hearts out. They gave 1,000 percent. I especially appreciate the effort put forth by the solo players, Amber Robuck, NHS clarinetist; Ryan Sandefur, NHS trumpeter; Kori Files, 6th grade drummer; and Autumn Boss, NMS Concert Band drummer." During the first half of the concert, Mr. Grylls and accom- panist, Beverly Bouwkamp, were presented with gifts. "When Mr. Grylls came during our sophomore year, the band was in chaos. He brought us dis- cipline and helped us to build the program," announced Matt Mendisco, senior band represen- tative. Mr. Grylls acknowledges that the program was not easy to build. The members lacked cer- tain fundamental skills such as scale knowledge and were slow to put their trust in yet another instructor with another vision, but he could tell that they want- ed to be challenged. Although his discipline style has come under scrutiny, he firmly believes that it is impossible to teach without discipline. Freshman band members Amber Robuck and Caroline Moyer state that Mr. Grylls is able to achieve high levels of success with his unique leader- ship style by combining strict discipline with a great sense of humor. They also believe that the band's small size enables them to receive individualized attention, thus speeding their personal progress. Choir/ band member, C.R. Dobbs attested to Mr. Grylls willingness to include the stu- dents in the planning of the con- cert and was pleased when he invited their band, Emmissary Blues, to participate in the con- cert. The group rocked the house with "Crazy Little Thing Called Love." After the undisputed success of the concert, should the school be prepared for increased inter- est in the music program? Dana Hammond, NHS sophomore, stated, "After seeing the concert, I wish I had not drooped choir!" A parent approached Mr. Grylls after the concert and declared, "My son will be in the band next year." From a senior came the remark, "sure, you do this fan- tastic concert after I quit!" Mr. Grylis extends an open invitation to all students wishing to participate in the music pro- gram with the understanding that hard work, discipline and dedication to the program are pi, erequisites. The next scheduled concert is Winter of 1999. Panhandle State Billie Dawn Gardner has graduated from Oklahoma Panhandle State University, with a major in Animal Science and a minor in Business Administration. Gardner is the daughter of Glen and Janet Gardner, of Springfield, CO. ........... ]