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Community Briefs: Rifle Seventh Day Adventist Church to host free vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner

Symphony in the Valley performs this weekend

In anticipation of the upcoming blockbuster release, Symphony in the Valley will reprise music from the past “Star Wars” films along with favorite Christmas movie themes in their upcoming concerts Dec. 12 and 13.

The long-standing community orchestra performs at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Rifle High School and in the Glenwood Springs High School theater on Sunday, Dec. 13, at 4 p.m.

Symphony in the Valley is an all-volunteer community orchestra which draws student, amateur and semi-professional musicians from Aspen to Parachute and east to Vail. One of the organization’s stated goals is to bring orchestra performances to local audiences at an affordable price.

Tickets are $15 for adults and are available at the door. There is a group price for families, as well as discounts for seniors. For more information, go to

Care packages for soldiers now available

Kelly-Hanson American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 78 of Rifle has “packages from home” ready to send to our heroes serving outside of the U.S.A. If you know anyone in the United States Armed Forces currently serving overseas, please call JoAnn at 720-308-6168 or 970-456-2924. Donations also are welcome.

Workshop on enterprise zone tax credits for businesses

Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado (AGNC) is presenting an informational workshop on the Colorado Enterprise Zone program on Tuesday, Dec. 22, from 11 a.m. to noon at the Rifle Branch Library.

The event will feature a presentation by representatives of AGNC, which administers the enterprise zone program for the Northwest Colorado region, which includes Garfield County.

“This is a great opportunity for area businesses to learn about the State income tax incentives available for eligible business activities within the enterprise zone,” said Bonnie Petersen, AGNC executive director. “The program also allows contribution tax credits for qualifying nonprofit projects.”

The event is free, but space is limited, so attendees are asked to RSVP to AGNC at

Food drive at Ladybug Express

The food drive at Ladybug Express at 133 W. Third St. finishes today, Dec. 10. Customers can bring in five cans and get 5 percent off a flower arrangement, or bring in 10 cans and get 10 percent off the flowers. The canned items will be donated to the LIFT-UP food bank in Rifle.

Anyone interested in participating in the food drive should call the store, 970-665-9243, before stopping by.

Rifle Sears store participates in holiday campaign

With the holiday season right around the corner, the Rifle Sears Hometown Store is joining more than 1,200 Sears locations nationwide in supporting the 2015 Sears Hometown and Outlet Store, Inc. holiday campaign with Make-A-Wish to help more children with life threatening medical conditions experience the powerful,. and often life changing impact of a fulfilled wish.

Through Dec. 31, customers are invited to make incremental donations of $2, $5 or $10 in support of the campaign. The Rifle store, which is located at 1900 Airport Road, also will offer the following fundraising promotions:

Donate now, save later with award cards — Customers who donate $5 to Make-A-Wish Dec. 10-13, will receive a $10 award card to be used toward a future purchase; valid Dec. 26-31.

A very merry Santa sale — Customers who donate $5 to Make-A-Wish will receive an extra 10 percent off everything storewide; valid Dec. 17-24.

Through the Season of Wishes holiday campaign; Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores, Inc. will donate 100 percent of customer donations who Make-A-Wish. For more information visit

Glenwood High graduates searching for classmates for 50-year reunion

The Glenwood Springs High School class of 1965 will hold its 50-year class reunion Sept. 16-17, 2016.

Organizers are searching for the following classmates: Jean (Moore) Albro, Karen (Smith) Barnes, James Collier, Jim Crook, Edward Harvey “Skip” Davis, Howard Halsey, Wilbur Harrington, John Juaregui, Matthew Kapushion, Ralph Kraig, Roger Laurence, John LeCavalier, Mike McGinnis, Ken McGuire, Dale Mecham, Aaron Mitchell, George Motichka, Patty (Coryell) Ogan, Duane Palmer, Charles Prellwitz, Vicky Price, Kathy (Juaregui) Rendon, Margaret Scholz, Martie Sebastian, Tom Selhime, Jack Stortz, Gloria (Godeski) Strouse, Frederick Thompson (formerly Rick Bianco), Sharon (Yoder) Trauger, Sam Weimer and Bob West.

If you are one of these missing classmates, or have information that might help locate them, please email your contact information to Linda (Tekoucich) Fromm at:; direct a personal message to Linda on Facebook; or call Dixie (Strode) McClenahan at 360-797-1622. Please include your maiden name with your contact information if you are married.

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