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September 5, 2012
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Community Briefs - Sept. 6, 2012

Literacy Outreach needs help teaching basic literacy skills to adults, including basic reading, writing and math to native English speakers and oral English skills to non-native speakers. Volunteers do not need to speak a foreign language or have prior teaching experience, just a desire to help, the ability to read and speak English and three hours of time per week to work with an adult.

Interested volunteers are invited to attend any of these informational sessions:

• Monday, Sept. 10, 10 - 11 a.m., Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave.

• Thursday, Sept. 13, 10 - 11 a.m., Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way.

• Monday, Sept. 17, 6 - 7 p.m., Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave.

• Thursday, Sept. 20, 6 - 7 p.m., Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way.

Literacy Outreach is a local nonprofit teaching essential literacy skills to adults one word at a time. Call 945-5282 for more information.

Thanks, Crossroads

The Rifle Lions club recently thanked Sandra Coe and Crossroads Senior Living of Rifle for allowing the club to meet each month at their beautiful facility for the past decade. Surrounded by a comfortable family atmosphere, 22 residents currently reside at Crossroads in Rifle. Lions Club members enjoyed interacting with the residents and staff. The Lions Club now meets at the Bookcliffs Council on Arts and Humanities building. Meetings are the first Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m.

The new director of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, Matthew Lepore, will be the featured speaker at the Garfield County Energy Advisory Board meeting, 5:30 - 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave.

The energy advisory board is a monthly forum for the public, oil and gas industry, landowners and local government to discuss issues related to energy development.

Beginning at 5:30 p.m., a light meal and social time is held, followed by the meeting at 6 p.m. For meal-planning purposes, RSVPs to Denice Brown, Garfield County Oil and Gas assistant, at 625-5915 are encouraged.

High Desert Floral has moved from its previous location next to City Market on Railroad Avenue and in front of Shale Country Liquors. Their new location is 1095 E. 19th St. Call them at 625-8100 for fresh flowers, plants and balloons.

Last month, The Miner's Claim in Silt began serving a business lunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Reservations for private business meetings are available. Call 876-5372.

Michelle (Mickie) Hosack was appointed to the vacant Garfield School District Re-2 director District A seat at the Aug. 28 school board meeting.

The seat was declared vacant after Brad Moss moved outside the district.

Hosack is the Changing Lifestyles coordinator at Grand River Hospital District. She holds a bachelor's of science degree in health science and is a registered dietitian. She has two children in the district, a senior at Rifle High School and an eighth-grader at Rifle Middle School. Both have attended school in Re-2 since kindergarten.

Hosack has been involved in numerous district boards and activities, including Parent Teacher Associations at Wamsley and Cactus Valley elementaries and Rifle Middle School, the Rifle Middle School Building Accountability, Rifle High School Booster Club and the district accountability committee.

"I felt like this is a great opportunity to really learn how the school district works at a deep level," said Hosack after the appointment. "I want to help steer the vision for learning in our community."

Hosack's appointment is for the rest of Moss' term, through November 2013, when the seat will be up for election.

Rifle Fireside Lanes winter leagues will start the week of Sept. 10. Mondays are co-ed, Tuesdays are men, Wednesdays are NFL football league and Thursdays are mixed leagues. Call 625-2231 to sign up.

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