Memories & Milestones
High Tails is hosting monthly fundraisers on the first Sunday of each month. Cost is $15 for a dog wash (regardless of size or how dirty the dog is) and nail trims. Staff will do everything so dog owners stay dry and clean. All of the proceeds go towards helping out a different family each month whose own animal has run up large or unexpected vet bills. Snacks and refreshments are provided, and there is a local trainer available to do one-on-one sessions while people wait. The next fundraiser is from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at High Tails in West Glenwood.
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class David A. Klenda, a 1998 graduate of Rifle High School, was among the sailors in Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 11 to be welcomed home after a successful seven-month deployment to Afghanistan. Among the numerous missions, the battalion worked on several construction projects, including a large road project in southern Helmand province, a village stability platform, helicopter landing zones to allow for faster medical evacuations, and buildings and facilities for an Afghan National Army recruit training command. Despite being faced with the dangers of operating in a combat zone, the Seabees of NMCB-11 are fortunate to have all returned. Following a brief stand-down for rest and time with family, NMCB-11 will reorganize and begin training and tactical exercises to prepare for the next deployment.
The Garfield County 4-H Council sponsored Operation Christmas Card to send Christmas cards to those in military service overseas. The community supported the goal of 1,000 cards set by the council, which received more than 1,046 Christmas cards. Most servicemen do not receive any correspondence during the Christmas season. These cards will be a blessing to them in the Christmas holidays.
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