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First Friday Night gets sweet

First Friday Night Live is back — and it has chocolate. The Downtown Advisory Committee will host its monthly evening of extended shopping Friday, Feb. 1.

Enjoy extended shopping with local merchants on Main Street in downtown Elizabeth from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be chocolate-themed treats all evening long, as well as a variety of discounts, special pricing and prizes. No purchase necessary.

STARS Banquet set for April

STARS (Students Taking Accountability and Responsibility Seriously) Banquet will be on April 6 at the Elizabeth High School Cafetorium.

The annual special event recognizes 50 students from across the school district who have a positive impact in their schools, as well as the community.

Program planners are currently finalizing details and are seeking volunteers, donations and sponsors. For more information on the foundation or the STARS event, visit www.elizabethef.org.

Volunteers needed for panel

The Elbert Board of County Commissioners needs volunteers to serve on an oil, gas and water advisory committee.

Qualified individuals accepted to the board will help review many of the issues surrounding water, oil and gas development in Elbert County.

Applicants should send a resume and letter of interest to as soon as possible to: Elbert County Board of Commissioners, P.O. Box 7, Kiowa, CO 80117.

Additionally, scanned packets or facsimiles will be accepted and may be sent to: candace.meece@elbertcounty-co.gov or 303-621-2343.