Briefs: Local News December 11, 2008

Fruita Monument show canceled tonight

• Tonight’s theater performance of Agatha Christie’s “Appointment with Death” at Fruita Monument High School has been canceled.
The other performances will go on as scheduled, at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the school’s auditorium, 1102 Wildcat Ave., in Fruita.
Call 254-6600 for more information.

Search team looking for new members

• The Mesa County Search and Rescue Ground Team is seeking new members. Applications are available at the Sheriff’s Department, 215 Rice St. Background checks are required.
The spring training course lasts eight weeks and focuses on personal survival, search methods and land navigation. Interviews will begin Jan. 15. For information, call 257-6647.

Farm donates eggs to food bank

• The Hickman’s Family Farms, Colorado Egg Division, gave 3,600 eggs to the Western Slope Food Bank of the Rockies.

Holiday bazaar Sunday at senior center

• The Senior Recreation Center, 550 Ouray Ave., will host a holiday bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. There will be baked goods, candy and other homemade items. A turkey noodle soup lunch will be available for $2. For information, call 243-7408.

Writing retreat Jan. 1 to 4 in Snowmass

• A women’s contemplative writing retreat, “Writing the Sacred,” will take place Jan. 1 to 4 at St. Benedict’s Monastery in Snowmass. The retreat includes group or solo writing, Anusara yoga, meditation, vespers and services. Registration deadline is Monday. For information, call 257-1498.

Train ride proceeds will go to Partners

• Smart Buys Las Vegas in the Mesa Mall will donate all of the proceeds from its Little Smoky train ride to Mesa County Partners. The ride costs $2 per child.

Lions donate toward special bus

• The Grand Junction Lions Club gave $20,000 to Mesa Developmental Services for the purchase of a specially designed bus. The bus will have a lift system and customized seating options.


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