Briefs, Jan. 10, 2014

HopeWest will train new volunteers

HopeWest seeks volunteers to help with: Heirlooms for Hospice upscale resale shop, administrative office support, patient and family support at the care center, nursing home or patients’ homes.

At Heirlooms for Hospice, volunteers help creatively display merchandise, greet and help customers, act as a cashier, and clean and repair donated items.

Administrative volunteers can support the mission by greeting guests, answering the phone, filing or helping with other projects.

Patient and family support volunteers can visit with patients, share hobbies and stories, read to patients, run errands, relieve caregivers for a small amount of time and provide transportation.

HopeWest has scheduled an information session from 5:30 to 
6:30 p.m. Monday at the HopeWest offices, 2754 Compass Drive, Room 370.

Workshop aims to prevent sexual abuse


Learn how to help prevent child sexual abuse and the impact of an estimated 40 million victims in the U.S. by registering for an upcoming Stewards of Children workshop, sponsored by the Western Slope Center For Children.

The workshop, set for 5:30–7:30 p.m. Jan. 16, was created by Darkness to Light, a nonprofit group dedicated to the prevention of child sexual abuse. The training is open to the public and is of specific interest among parents, youth sports organizations, coaches, camp counselors, youth service organizations, teachers, school personnel and faith centers.

Register online at or call Meghan Ventling at 245-3788 for information.

Nominees sought for Heritage Awards


The Museum of Western Colorado is seeking nominations for its 2014 Heritage Awards that will recognize leaders and organizations who have contributed significantly to the community’s heritage.

The chosen recipients will be honored at the museum’s annual meeting and Heritage Awards ceremony March 4 at the Colorado Mesa University ballroom.

Individuals, groups and organizations will be honored for distinguished and long-term contributions to the public understanding and appreciation in five areas:

■ Historian Award.

■ George Callison Paleontological Award.

■ Heritage Enterprise Award, recognizing a business enterprise for contributions to the preservation of Mesa County’s heritage.

■ Museum Service Award, recognizing meritorious efforts in support of the museum’s mission and vision.

■ Preservation Award in regard to Mesa County’s architectural treasures.

Nomination deadline is Feb. 1. Submit letters of nomination, including the award category, your proposed nomination and a one-page description of why the person, persons or organization should be honored. Include contact information for you and your nominee (specifically mailing address, daytime phone number and email, if available). Mail to Museum of Western Colorado, Attention: Heritage Awards, P.O. Box 20,000, Grand Junction 81502-5020.

Call 242-0971 for information.


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