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Free The Honey at Rifle Farmer’s Market



Three daughters of the south, Jenny Hill (mando, fiddle, guitar, vocals), Lizzy Plotkin (fiddle, mandolin, ukelele, vocals) and Katherine Taylor (banjo, guitar, mandolin, vocals), will play at the Rifle Farmer’s Market on Friday, Aug. 8. The trio was formed in 2012 and their individual sounds make up the harmony called “Free the Honey.”



Old West Shoot Out in Silt

Mike Miller, aka Kid Curry, and Robert Doyle, aka Doc Holliday, will present tales of the life of the Old West outlaws at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 22, at the Silt Historical Park, 707b Orchard Avenue. After the show, guests will have the opportunity to have a taken with these bad boys! Bring your lawn chair and come early or stay late and tour the historical park as you listen to “The Porch Pickers.” Donations are appreciated. For more info, call 618-4182 or visit silt historicalpark.com.

Rifle man earns degree

SALT LAKE CITY – Philip Johnson of Rifle received his bachelor’s of science degree in information technology from Western Governors University. The university held its 27th semi-annual commencement ceremony in Salt Lake City on July 12 and celebrated the graduation of more than 5,500 graduates.

2nd Army Infantry vets sought

FOX LAKE, IL – The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who served in the Army’s 2nd Infantry Division at any time. For information about the association and its 93rd annual reunion in Omaha, Neb., from Sept. 16-20, contact Bob Haynes at 2idahq@comcast.net or (224) 225-1202.

Looking for host families

The Rifle Rotary Club is seeking exchange student host homes for the upcoming 2014-15 school year. Hosting an exchange student is a great way for families to learn about the world first-hand, without leaving the comfort of their home.

The club is looking for enthusiastic families to host students for three months of their year-long exchange. Rifle High School will be hosting a Danish exchange student this year and Coal Ridge High School will be hosting one from Spain. The club provides each student with a monthly spending allowance, school fees and medical insurance. A club counselor is available to support the student and the host families

Go to rotary.org for an overview of Rotary International and the Rotary Youth Exchange. Contact Kaaren Peck at (970) 355-4859 or kaarenpeck@gmail.com for more information on hosting a student for the Rifle Rotary Exchange program.

Free home help for seniors, disabled

The High Country RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program)’s Helping Hands for Seniors program assists seniors and disabled individuals with simple home repairs and maintenance tasks to help them live independently in their homes. RSVP volunteers can help with simple plumbing and electrical problems, some disability access improvements and minor carpentry, light bulb and smoke detector battery replacement, basic personal computer help, installation of grab bars and other minor home adaptations for disabled individuals such as wheelchair ramp installation and one-time yard maintenance, such as leaf raking.

This program is managed through grants and private donations and is free. Garfield County senior citizens or disabled who need assistance with basic maintenance or repairs in their home or yard can call 384-8746. RSVP has been serving residents of Garfield County since 1973 and has been a sponsored program of Colorado Mountain College since 1978.

YouthZone offers parent consultations

A parent consultation is a one-time, 50-minute meeting with a youth and family specialist at YouthZone. A family’s issues and needs will be identified. Parents leave with a plan that includes various options and resources to meet the family’s needs. Call YouthZone at 625-3141.

Community volunteers needed

Garfield County’s Retired Senior Volunteer Program, or RSVP, is looking for people 55 years and older to volunteer for local youth, health, arts, environmental, senior, and education projects or RSVP’s Tax Assistance and Helping Hands for Seniors programs. Call 947-8462 for more information.

Small business help

The Northwest Small Business Development Center, hosted by Colorado Mountain College, combines information and resources from federal, state and local governments with those of the educational system and the private sector to meet specialized and complex needs of the small business community.

Low cost or free services are available to business owners looking for information about regulatory, management, financial and marketing. Free certified consultants work in partnership to provide entrepreneurs with crucial information that can mean the difference between success and failure.

Register at https://www.coloradosbdc.org or email NorthWestCO@ColoradoSBDC.org.

Computer instructors needed

Volunteers are needed in Silt and Glenwood Springs to work with adults with intellectual disabilities to learn basic computer skills.

Computers are provided and volunteer are asked to spend an hour or two a week to help these individuals operate a computer, IPad, or Android phone. Call High Country Retired Senior Volunteer Program at 947-8462 or 947-8461.


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