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Beckius dedication ceremony

The public is invited to attend a dedication ceremony honoring Jesse James Beckius (deceased), a native son of Glenwood, an Eagle Scout and a 2005 graduate of GSHS who honorably served two tours in Iraq in the Marine Corps. A plaque in his honor will be unveiled at 4 p.m. March 31 at the middle school baseball field in West Glenwood. Marine Corps Col. (ret.) Frank Pacello will speak at the ceremony. The ceremony is also celebrating the updating of facilities at the ball park. BPOE Elks Lodge 2286 is sponsoring the event, and members have participated in the renovation of the ball park facilities. For additional information contact John at 379-0165.

Medicare 101 group education session

A Medicare 101 group education session will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, April 5, at the CMC Glenwood Center, 1402 Blake Ave.

Get the answers to questions such as: How do I enroll; when can I sign up; what if I am still working; what does Medicare cost; do I need additional coverage; what is a Medicare Savings Program and do I qualify; when can I sign up for Medicare D (prescription drug coverage); what is the 2013 Standard Drug Benefit; what is the 2013 Gap Benefit; and how do I get Extra Help (LIS).

Information will be presented by High Country RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) volunteer medicare counselors. There is a $10 requested donation for materials.

Students can register by phone (970-945-7486), in person, or online at Click on the yellow bar, Continuing Education, and register by using the gold syn#.

Call for prom dresses

The Glenwood Springs Branch Library will be accepting donations of gently used prom or formal dresses beginning March 1. Donated dresses will be available for teens to try on and take home at two upcoming Prom Dress Giveaway events at the library from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, and from 1-4 p.m Saturday, April 2. For more information, call 970-945-5958.

Symphony in the Valley

Symphony in the Valley, a volunteer organization comprising local musicians making music for the communities here in the valley, is looking for musicians of all ages who play an orchestra instrument. High school students are welcome with a teacher’s recommendation. Contact Symphony in the Valley via the Contact Us page at

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