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Community News & Notes

Dr. Greg Feinsinger and Jeanne Luetke, RD, present the facts about cholesterol … what it is, the new cholesterol guidelines, how to lower it and what your numbers mean. This presentation is offered by the Valley View Foundation Physician Speaker Series as a follow-up to the Community Health Fairs. The presentation will be on Tuesday, May 19, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Valley View Hospital third floor conference room.

The American Legion-Garfield County Post 83 of Glenwood Springs will hold its annual Memorial Day celebration on Monday, May 25, at 11 a.m. at Rosebud Cemetery. There will be the traditional raising and lowering of the U.S. flag by Scout Troop 225, a lying of wreaths by auxiliary members, a rifle Salute to the Dead by legion members and music tributes from local singers and trumpet players.In preparation of Memorial Day, 500 U.S. flags will be posted at the individual gravesites of veterans. Even with the assistance from scouts from Troop 225 and members of the Noon Rotarians, the American Legion always appreciates any additional support from the community.If interested in helping honor our fallen veterans, volunteers can meet at the brick building in Rosebud Cemetery at 4 p.m. Friday, May 22. Call Dan E. LeVan at 618-1910 if you have any questions.

All six branches Garfield County Public Library District will be closed Monday, May 25, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. The libraries will resume normal hours Tuesday, May 26, at 10 a.m. Thank you for your continued support.

The public is cordially invited to the dedication of the Cody Brickell/Alec Littler Memorial established at the Glenwood Springs High School on Friday, May 22, at noon. The memorial is located just left of the entrance to the stadium, in an area that will provide a nice gathering place for students. Both young men, from the Class of 2003, were exceptional both in high school and beyond. This beautiful tribute to Cody and Alec would not have been possible without the help of others in this community. Our heartfelt thanks go to Pam Pine, Tom Betts, Rick Abernathy and his son John, and Jesus Arroyo of Pine Stone; Dannie Fugita, Mark Burner, and Scott Miller of S2M Construction Co.; Phil Long of Lafarge; Joe ODonnell, John Bone, George Morris and Rick Abernathy of the Glenwood Springs Kiwanis Club; Coach Don Miller; Hugh and Molly Macpherson of Glenwood Gardens, the ladies of the No Name Book Group, especially Susan Rice; Anne Stevens, Bobs sister; Fran Orosz of Roaring Fork Rentals; the GSHS Wrestlers; Don Howanick and Russ Hermanson of MPA Consulting Engineers; and of course, Paul Freeman, principal of GSHS and the Roaring Fork School District Re-1.

The Community Integration Initiative and Pathfinders for Cancer proudly announce the first immigrant orientation workshop in a series dedicated to Health Education and Disease Prevention on Monday, June 1, at 6 p.m. at Coal Ridge High School. This is a great opportunity for our immigrant community to learn about the healthcare system and the resources available in the community. We are putting together a great panel of presenters that will talk about tobacco prevention, sexually transmitted diseases, dental health, mental health, drug abuse prevention, cancer prevention and treatment, and much more.

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