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Glenwood Springs, Colorado CO

The Silt Area Chamber of Commerce (SACC) invites everyone with an area business to a free event featuring information on the New Healthcare Reform and Impacts For You and Your Business at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at The Holiday Inn Express, located at exit 97 off I-70 in Silt. Keynote speaker Jim Coombs, CEO of Grand River Hospital District, will address rural health care needs within the new rules. Also speaking will be CPA Mark L. Groves of Dalby, Wendland & Co. who as been with the Glenwood Springs office since 2004. He will speak on the importance of financial planning in relation to managing health care costs within the new Health Care Reform rules.

Author Joyce Yoder from Glenwood Springs recently had her book “Memories from Grandma’s Playhouse” published by AuthorHouse. Raised on a small farm in northern Lower Michigan, Joyce learned the value of working together as a family and the importance of the community and church pulling together during difficult times. She shares a poignant tale of her youth that may cause you to chuckle or bring tears to your eyes as you read about the good, the bad, the funny, the sad, and the mundane experiences that profoundly formed her character and identity. Childhood memories will be stirred in older readers, and children and younger readers will be amused at and educated in the reality of a simpler life and the lessons learned. “Memories from Grandma’s Playhouse” is available for purchase from Amazon or Barnes and Noble. A book signing will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Valley View Hospital in the upper lobby.

Literacy Outreach, a locally based organization dedicated to developing reading, writing and language fluency skills among Garfield County adults, is offering conversation circles. Taking place at the New Castle Branch Library, new English-speaking residents are invited to practice their language skills on Monday evenings from 6-7 p.m. For more information, contact Literacy Outreach at 945-5282.


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