Miss Garfield County organizes Katrina help in Parachute
Miss Garfield County, Chantelle Cooper, is hosting a benefit dinner for Hurricane Katrina victims from 5-7:30 p.m. Friday at Grand Valley High School cafetorium. Chantelle will be serving up a barbecue style dinner with hamburgers, hot dogs, salads, chips and drinks. She is asking for donations of either blankets, clothing, non-perishable foods, baby items and of course, cash. Chantelle will be delivering these donated items to the families that are relocating to Colorado. Come to Grand Valley High School to enjoy a barbecue dinner, watch the girls volleyball game and the football game they will be hosting Paonia. Thanks, Chantelle, for taking on this worthy cause.Dog licensesAll dogs are now required to be licensed through the Garfield County government. Cats may also be licensed, but it is not mandatory. Licenses can be obtained at the Sheriffs Office in Glenwood Springs, the Battlement Mesa Auxiliary Office (from noon until 2 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays or from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday), Antlers Vet Clinic at 30239 Highway 6 in Rifle, Town & Country Vet Clinic at 1959 Railroad Ave. in Rifle, or Valley Vet Clinic at 317 West Ave. in Rifle. The dog licenses are $10, whether the dog is spayed or neutered, and senior citizens pay only $5. Proof of rabies vaccination must be presented. The license is valid for three years. The Animal Control Officer will be at the Battlement Mesa Activity Center for licensing on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 9 a.m. until noon. A vet will also be on hand for vaccinations. Anyone with questions can call the Sheriffs office at 945-0453 or the Auxiliary office during office hours at 285-9261.Meet State Rep. Al WhiteEveryone is cordially invited to a Community Forum with State Rep. Al White from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Rifle Fire Department Building, located at 1850 Railroad Ave. White will share legislative updates and discuss local concerns with his constituency.Annual photography contestAll entries must be at the Activity Center by Sept. 22 and the entries will be on display from Sept. 26 through Oct. 10. The entries will be judged and there are prizes. There is also a public choice award so get to the Activity Center and make your selection.OktoberfestThe Annual Oktoberfest, sponsored by the Parachute/Battlement Mesa Chamber of Commerce is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 1, at Cottonwood Park in Parachute. The barbecue begins at 5 p.m., the fireworks are at dusk, followed by a street dance with Exit 42. For more information, go to http://www.parachutechamber.org. This is a great event, so mark your calendar now.Mary Moores column, Grand Valley News, appears every other Thursday. E-mail Mary with any news tip to email@example.com.
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