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Re-2 represented at All-State Concert Band

All-State Concert Band was hosted by UNC in Greeley on May 31 through April 2. Students earned the right to participate through an extremely competitive live audition in December. Thousands of kids auditioned, and 220 kids earned a spot in two bands: Symphonic Band for kids from schools with 1,100 or more students and Concert Band for kids from schools with less than 1,100.

Representing Garfield School District Re-2 were Alicia Zinn from Coal Ridge High School on clarinet and Teyo Bennet from Rifle High School on tuba.

Frederica Young makes dean’s list, joins honor society

Frederica Young of New Castle has made the deans’ list at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Young, majoring in neuroscience, is honored for a fall semester 2015 academic standing of a 3.5 or better grade-point average. Young is a 2015 graduate of Coal Ridge High School.

Young has also accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars. NSCS is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is the nation’s only interdisciplinary honors organization for first-year and second-year college students. Membership is by invitation only, based on grade point average and class standing.

May 5-14 is National Nursing Home Week

Elks in area are supporting the week of activities by sponsoring a number of events at the Veterans Community Living Center in Rifle (a.k.a. Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home).

On May 11, the Elks will host a lunch for the residents of the center. May 14 will be an open house celebrating Armed Forces Day. Musical entertainment will be provided earlier in the week and on Mother’s Day there will be visitations of female residents of the center. Volunteers and guests are welcome at all the events. For more information and volunteer opportunities, contact Deana Jacoby at 970-625-0842.

Mesa Vista Assisted Living hosts seminar

Mesa Vista Assisted Living will be hosting a special educational seminar in Battlement Mesa on Tuesday, May 24, at 4:30 p.m.

Attorney Paul M. Smith, from the Law Office of Brown & Brown, will give a presentation about understanding long-term care planning, as well as the basics of estate planning. If you want to learn more about your options regarding payment sources for long-term care as well as the basics of will and trust estate plans, sign up for this hour-long, free educational presentation. To reserve your seat, call Michael Farrell at 970-285-1844.