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June 1, 1989     San Miguel Basin Forum
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San Miguel Basin Forum, Thursday, June I, 1989 - 3 l The annual Naturita Days celebration is this weekend, and the schedule of events is fulll Starting w/th the parade at I0 a.m. Saturday- the theme this year is "Hold Hands and Stick Together" - the fes- tivities continue all day Saturday and well into Sun- } d%be 0ueen Candidates, Shelly Hightower, Rhonda Neely and Shannon Reeder. will be In the parade, along with entries from many of the area businesses and or- ganizations. There will be cash prizes for both the win- ning floats and for the win- ners of the decorated bike contest, so be sure to get your b/kes, trikes or even unicycles all duded up, k/dsI Following the parade there wUl be a pingpong ball drop: at the park. the feather-light balls falling from San Mlguel Powers "cherrypicker". Then games for k/ds of all ages begin. Beside the children's games there will be the tradi- tional softball tournament lasting all day Saturday and ricking up again on Sunday for the championship rounds. There will be vol- leyball and horseshoe tour- neys too. The Naturita Lioness, sponsors of the weekend, will have concessions available all weekend long, and the Nucla !,ions will be serving their delicious BBQ both days too. The cost of the bar- becue beef sandwich, beans, pickle and chips is $3.50 per plate, $2.50 under twelve. Saturday evening, at 9 p.m. on the slab at the Naturita Pazki the ( t.|een will be crowned. Then comes dane- lng, to the music of Western Pleasure. Tickets cost $3 per person. Get ready for a fun-ffiled weekend. There's something for the entire famflyI Softball Tournament Schedule Twelve teams are slated to go to bat for the champion- ship in the 12th Annual Naturita Days Softball Tour- nament this weekend. Game #1 starts at 8 a.m. pitting Ray Motel against The Mustang. Game #2, also at 8 a.m., is Norwood versus MCB/Merc. At 9:30 a.m. Game #3 pits Flairmont against A to Z, and Game #4 is Scoreboard versus Mon- ticello. Game #5 at 11 a.m. has Chuck's Glass facing the winner of Game #1. Another II a.m. game, #8, puts Northern NavaJos against the winner of Game #2. Game #6 places Strutter's against the winner of Game #3, action The San Miguel Horse Racing Association is dedicating this years Race Meet to Stan Ol/ver and the Ol/ver family, who have been involved in racing for forty years or more. Stan, who recently passed away, was one of the "old timers" who were instrumental in getting the San M/guel association active and involved in the racing c/rcutL This year the gates open a noon both Saturday and starting at 12:30 p.m. Game #7, also a 12:30 p.m. game, puts Whitey's opposite the winner of Game #4. Games 9 and I0, at 2 p.m., are consolation games, as are games 11 and 12 at 3:30 p.m. At 5 p.m. are Game #13, with the winners of #5 and #6 facing each other;, and Game #14 putting the win- ners of #7 and #8 as op- ponents. Games 15 and 16, in the consolation bracket, begin at 6:30 p.m. Sunday morning starts off at 9 a.m. with games 17 and Sunday, with post time at I p.m. There will be feature races, including a $1,000 purse each day, and the Stan Oliver Memorial Race on Sunday, with a k -added purse. There will be equestrian and dressage events during the breaks between races. As of Monday there were ap- prox/mately I00 head ofrun- ning horses from four states expected at the races, and Association anticipates a 18, consolation quarter- flnals.iGame #19 in the win- ners bracket starts at 10:30 a.m. with those winners going into Game #22 at 1:30 p.m. for the championship match. The consolation finals are at noon on Sunday and there is the poas/bfllty of a match-up of the champ/on- ship team and the consola- t/on finalists facing a 3 p.m. game. Stop by the balBlelds at Naturita Town Park both days for some sure-/hr, hot- dawg soflbellt bigger parUclpat/on this year than last year's 116 horses. .. Jim Suck]a will serve as announcer for the two-day Race Meet. There will be starts of 300 yards up to six and one-half furlongs. Bet- ring includes ( dcutta and $2 win tickets. Conemmtons will be avsflable, and admis- s/on ts $3 at the gate. Come Join the fun and ex- citement of racing at the fairgrounds In Norwoo For your convenience check us out for Real Estate @ Insurance @ Secretarial Service United National Real Estate Stop in see our new listings /commercial See us for all your real estate needs. 865-2525 office 865-2605 Bert 864-7421 Pat Annita Smith Insurance Service /Home JLife /Fire /Auto For your insurance needs Call 865-2582 Business Service Parlour /Secretarial Service For secretarial services Call 865-2898 .mmmlla ~