Citizen Telegram Community News – Jan. 9, 2014
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Evan Wagstrom of Silt graduated magna cum laude from Fort Lewis College on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013. Wagstrom received a bachelor of arts degree with a major in history – European option. More than 200 students participated in the commencement ceremony.
Girl Scout cookie time nears
Girl Scout cookies go on sale across Colorado on Sunday, Jan. 26, through March 2. Each purchase supports girls in developing five lifelong skills: goal-setting, decision-making, money management, people skills and business ethics.
Seedling trees available
Bookcliff, Mount Sopris and South Side conservation districts are offering seedling trees at a minimal cost to landowners who own more than one acre of land.
There are more than 50 species of trees and shrubs to choose from for any growing conditions on the West Slope. These seedlings are grown through the Colorado State Forest Service. Orders are taken throughout the winter with delivery the first week of May.
For more information, or to receive an order form, call the district office at 945-5494, ext. 105, or go online to bookcliffcd.org.
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.
Rifle student makes dean’s list
Northeastern Junior College has released its honor roll list for the 2013 fall semester, with 159 full-time students given high academic achievement recognition, including 74 students who made the president’s list with a 4.0 grade point average.
Dean’s list honorees, which represents students with a 3.5 to 3.74 grade point average, includes Daniel Bartels of Rifle.
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.
How to become a Girl Scout
Girls from kindergarten through 12th grade can sign up for Girl Scouts in time to sell Girl Scout Cookies and earn their way to lots of fun and adventure.
Girl Scouts in Colorado are forming new troops and need adult volunteers. Girls can also sign up as an individual member until a troop becomes available. Individual members can sell Girl Scout Cookies and also earn funds to pay for summer camp, community service projects and other leadership programming.
To enroll and for more information, go online to girlscoutsofcolorado.org.
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.
Free addiction help
Narconon reminds families that abuse of addictive pharmaceutical drugs is on the rise. Learn to recognize the signs of drug abuse and get your loved ones help if they are at risk. Call Narconon for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all types of drugs. Narconon also offers free assessments and referrals. Call 1-800-431-1754 or go online to DrugAbuseSolution.com.
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