Citizen Telegram News Briefs – July 17, 2014
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June, July busy for Rifle Boy Scouts
This month, the Rifle Boy Scouts Troop 223 took part in the Fourth of July parade. Also, we had a meeting on the seventh, went to Harvey Gap Reservoir to canoe and kayak. The troop members had a blast and a couple of the troop members learned how to kayak.
On July 11, Aaron, Harry (two of our troop members) and Mr. Cole (our scoutmaster) went to National Youth Leadership Training to be staff members. I personally went to a leadership camp on June 22 and learned a lot on how to be a better leader. Lastly, on July 14, Wyatt (another one of our troop members) attended leadership training with the Denver area Boy Scouts of America council.
– Submitted by Dalton Byrd, Rifle Boy Scouts Troop 223
Parachute resident earns degree
FAYETTE, IOWA – Donald Jackson of Parachute graduated from Upper Iowa University with a bachelor of science degree in public administration in May.
Upper Iowa University has 19 U.S. off-campus education centers, a traditional residential campus in Fayette, international centers in Hong Kong and Malaysia, as well as an extensive online program and self-paced degree program.
Silt Heyday nears
Mark your calendars, Silt Heyday is coming, this year at Stoney Ridge Park. Celebrate Heyday with a town-sponsored concert on Friday, Aug. 1; breakfast, parade, food, craft vendors and free music on Saturday, Aug. 2, and the Heyday Hobble 5K and the Heyday car show on Sunday, Aug. 3.
Booth, parade, hobble and car show forms are available online at townofsilt.org, under the tab for special events, or during normal business hours at Silt Town Hall and the Silt Historical Park.
For more information, call 876-5861.
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.
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.
Free summer meals for kids
Garfield School District Re-2 will participate in the federal summer food service program to provide free meals for all children in the community up to 18 years of age. Meals are the same for all children regardless of national origin, sex, age or disability and there will be no discrimination in the course of meal service.
The program is held at Rifle Middle School, 753 Railroad Ave., through Thursday, July 31. Breakfast is from 9 to 9:30 a.m., lunch is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Adults can purchase lunches for $3.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
Colorado You Got Talent open registration
Singers, dancers, comedians, circus performers and entertainers from all over Colorado can register for the fifth season of the Colorado You Got Talent competition. For the first time in five years, the event is open to all competitors. No audition is required. To register, go online to coloradotalent.org.
The top ten youth and top ten adults from each region (Eastern Regional: Sept. 20, Mesa Theater, Grand Junction) will advance to the state finals on Oct. 19 at the Town Hall Arts Center in Littleton. First, second and third place winners from the youth and adult categories will receive cash and other prizes.
For more information, visit the web site or contact email@example.com.
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