Consider embarking on a new personal challenge this spring. No, not a 5k or other physical exercise -- but a workout for your brain! Toastmasters is the place to start your personal training.
The Black Canyon Voices, the local Toastmaster chapter, provides a painless and inexpensive "practice space" to overcome your fears, think on your feet and learn to express yourself in different ways -- persuasively, with humor, with vocal variety, using body language! Toastmasters will give you guidelines on organizing a speech, researching your topics, and will help you get comfortable using visual aids.
The Black Canyon Voices Toastmaster Chapter meets the first and third Thursday of each month at 12:15 at the Delta Library (lower level). Pencil in the next Toastmasters meeting this Thursday, April 20.
For more information, go to the local club website, http://blackcanyonvoices.toastmastersclubs.org/.
Two accidents involving school property are proving costly for Delta County Joint School District, district business manager Jim Ventrello reported last week. Both incidents involved uninsured drivers, forcing the school district to file claims with its insurance provider and pay deductibles of $10,000.