Briefs: Local News September 06, 2008

VFW spaghetti dinner set Sept. 19

• The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4663 Ladies Auxiliary will have its annual spaghetti dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at 3244 F 1/4 Road. Proceeds benefit cancer research and patient aid. Cost is $8 for adults and $3 for children. For information, call 434-0326.

Dance will benefit transplant patient

• A dance that will benefit Oscar Morales, whose kidney transplant is scheduled for Oct. 17, will be 6 p.m. today at the Country Inn, 718 Horizon Drive.
Morales has been on dialysis for four years with end-stage renal disease. He will receive a kidney from his brother, Hector, at Porter Transplant Hospital in Denver.
Bands will include Grupo 970, Traidores del Norte, Reflejos del Norte and Sonido Faron.
Admission is $20 per person and $30 per couple.

Health screenings in GarCo, Aspen

• Mountain Family Health Centers will offer free health screenings this month around Garfield County and in Aspen. The screenings include cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar levels, body mass index and heart disease risk.
Fasting before screenings is ideal but not required. No appointment is needed.
Screenings will take place from 12:30 to 6 p.m. today at Glenwood Springs Mall, 51027 U.S. Highway 6&24, in Glenwood Springs.
Screenings also have been scheduled for Sept. 7-8 and Sept. 22 in Rifle, Sept. 10 in Aspen, Sept. 17 in Carbondale and Sept. 19 in Battlement Mesa.
Screenings in Glenwood Springs also have been scheduled for Sept. 12, 13, 15 and 24.
For information, call Sharla Gallegos at 618-3159.

Horse exposition today at fairgrounds

• The Rocky Mountain Horse Expo will take place today at Mesa County Fairgrounds. There will be a private horse sale, demonstrations and vendors. Clinicians Karen Scholl, Jason Patrick, and Mike Ross will conduct to expert sessions. For information, call 260-7002 or visit

Eckert School potluck Sept. 17

• ECKERT — Eckert School alumni are invited to a potluck luncheon at noon Sept. 17 at Eckert Presbyterian Church. Take a covered dish. For information, call 874-0126.

Group making canes for veterans 

• CEDAREDGE — The Grand Valley Wood Turners will give hand-carved eagle canes to combat-injured veterans at the Wood Turners’ annual picnic at 1 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Cedaredge City Park gazebo. The canes are being made with the cooperation of the Black Canyon Wood Carvers, Walker Drug and Intermountain Lumber. For information, call 245-8817.

BLM lifts fire bans in some areas

• GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Bureau of Land Management has lifted the fire ban implemented by the Glenwood Springs and Grand Junction field offices for BLM land in Eagle, Garfield, Mesa, Pitkin and southern Routt counties. Some counties still have bans in place, so campers are urged to check local fire departments before starting fires on non-federal lands. For information, call 947-2832.


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