New Castle News

Garfield Legal Services has been providing legal aid to the indigent in Garfield County for 20 years. They provide services to approximately 1,500 people each year through information and referral services, the Tuesday Night Bar, Do It Yourself Divorce clinics and pro bono attorneys. The office, located at the Garfield County Courthouse, is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for new clients and information. Tuesday Night Bar is held on the third Tuesday of each month, alternating between Glenwood Springs and Rifle. For a $10 donation, clients will receive a 15-minute private consultation with a volunteer attorney. The divorce class is held on the third Thursday of each month at the Garfield County Courthouse in Glenwood Springs. Garfield Legal Services is available to help with restraining orders and domestic violence cases, and also acts as the Garfield County Ombudsman to advocate for and handle complaints regarding residents in nursing homes. For more information or to access the services, please call 945-8858.-United Way of Garfield County will be eligible to receive donations from state and federal employees during the national United Way campaign this fall. All contributions from these county employees will benefit local human service agencies.The United Way board is tentatively considering a $350,000 campaign goal for 2004. “This amount is considerably higher than what United Way of Garfield County has traditionally raised,” Leslie Robinson, United Way executive director said. “But if you don’t shoot for the stars, you’ll never reach the moon.”An end-of-year party and fund-raiser for Betty Jo and Mindy Gonzales is planned from 7-11:30 p.m. May 30 at “That Place” in Rifle. Betty Jo and Mindy will be traveling through 15 states with the Young Continentals, a youth ministry, during the summer. This group spreads the gospel through song and dance. Families, and kids of all ages are invited to this event, which will have a dunking booth, a pie-eating contest, games and lots of fun. There will be a $3 general admission fee, and minimal charge for snacks and sodas.-Please call me at 984-2308 if you have any inspirational New Castle news to share.

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