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National Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary president visits Rifle

Sissy Borel, National Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary president, recently visited Rifle during her official visit to the state of Colorado. During her visit, Sissy thoroughly enjoyed visiting with the veteran residents of the state nursing home, and appreciated the hospitality of the staff of the Rifle State Veterans Nursing Home, the Rifle Edgar Allen Roe Newcastle VFW Commander Leroy Snyder, and the Rifle Edgar Allen Roe Newcastle VFW Auxiliary Secretary Bonnie Snyder.

Sissy, who proudly calls southwestern Louisiana home, was elected national president at the 100th Convention of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary held in Louisville, Ky., in July. This year, for the first time, the official visit to Colorado was to the Western Slope, not the Front Range. Linda Stahly, Colorado state president of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, lives in Delta and was born and raised in Gunnison. Sissy graciously accepted Linda’s invitation to visit the “true” colorful Colorado and experience the veterans and other wonderful residents of the Western Slope. During her three-day visit, Sissy toured the Grand Junction VA Hospital, the Rifle State Veterans Nursing Home, the State Veterans Cemetery in Grand Junction, and visited both the American Service Women’s Memorial in Collbran and the Vietnam Memorial in Fruita.

Kiwanis cooks for Literacy Outreach

At oh-dark-thirty (actually 6 a.m., although it seemed dark at the time) Saturday, Oct. 5, nine Kiwanians and two GSHS Key Club members turned out to provide pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee for the many runners and staffers participating in the Literacy Outreach half-marathon and 5K races at the No Name rest stop at Exit 119 off I-70. As the picture shows, Village Inn donated the pancake batter. In addition Ramada donated sausage and orange juice, and True Brew of Rifle donated coffee.

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