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Memories & Milestones

Edited by Kay VasilakisGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Ben and Kristel VanHoose of Grand Junction are excited to announce the birth of their son, Teagan Matthew VanHoose, Feb. 1, 2009. He weighed 6 pounds, 3 1⁄2 ounces, and was 20 1⁄8 inches long.Proud grandparents are Matthew and Vonnie VanHoose of New Castle and Dene and Janet Johnson of Rifle.

Grand River Hospital and Medical Center hosted the Rifle 9Health Fair Saturday, April 18. Three low-cost blood screenings were offered, along with many free health screenings, including pap smears, skin screenings, pulse oximetry, blood pressures, diabetes assessment, body in balance, breast screenings, height/weight/BMI checks, orthopedic screenings, and vision screenings. A limited number of mammograms and bone density tests were offered for those who qualified. Numbers were up 23 percent from last year; 750 people participated at the 9 Health Fair on Saturday. This health fair is completely volunteer based and over 100 volunteers gave their time and talent to offering this important community service.

Thirty-two students representing Basalt, Glenwood and Roaring Fork High schools competed at the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) competition in Denver in March.The students battled against 16 schools from around the state in medically-related events ranging from on the field CPR/First Aid to in hospital Nurse Assisting to Criminal Law and Forensic Science.Roaring Fork School District students swept the state competition with the above pictured students qualifying in one or more area for National Competition which will take place in Nashville, Tenn. in June.


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