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Mountain Family Health Centers will be conducting free health screenings throughout the region in January. They are open to the public, and anyone may attend. Free screening includes cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar levels, body mass index and a heart disease risk assessment. Fasting is ideal but not required, and no appointment is necessary. Area businesses may also arrange for free screenings at your workplace for employees. Contact Sharla Gallegos at 618-3159 for more information and scheduling. Screenings will be offered at the following locations and times:Carbondale: 2-7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, at Gordon Cooper Library, 76 S. Fourth St. Glenwood Springs: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, at Glenwood Springs Health Department (WIC Office), 2014 Blake Ave.

Garfield School District 16 invites the public to see the recently opened Grand Valley Center for Family Learning during an open house from 4:30-6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, at 100 E. Second St. in Parachute. See how the old high school has been transformed into a state-of-the art educational facility serving young children and their families. All are welcome.For more information, call (970) 366-0933.

Annual Ag Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, at the New Castle Community Center. The agenda will begin with HydroPower for small and large acreages. Dr. George Beck will present information about how to treat tamarisk and Russian olive infestations with success. An expert will give an update on the new farm bill and other topics.Reservations are required. Mike Kishimoto will prepare a barbecue. Call Sharie at the 945-5494, ext. 105. or go to http://www.southsideconservationdistrict. com to place reservations.



A special awareness ceremony will be held at halftime of the boys basketball game between the Rifle Bears and the Glenwood Demons Jan. 27. Organizers are hosting a spaghetti dinner from 4:30-7:30 p.m. and will be taking luminaria and Wings of Hope orders for the summer relay. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society.For more information, please call 665-7617.


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