Briefs: Local News May 16, 2009

Many students receive college degrees

• A number of area students have received degrees from colleges outside of the region.
Grand Junction High School graduate Pablo Galvan graduated May 15 from Oregon University with a law degree.
The University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, had its graduation ceremonies May 8-9. Students from Fruita receiving degrees include Darryl Jay Higgins Jr. and Paula Quick. From Grand Junction: Stephanie Marie Anthony, Vanessa Boyer, Stephanie Linnea Burgess, Sandra Cruz, Christine Gilmor, Tyler Sean Goodman and Cindy Diane Greco.
Also from Grand Junction: Jamie Marie Karp, Claudette Lane, Monte Ryan Mitchell, Aaron Vasquez Pasterz, Chandra Rae Scarrow, Matt A. Scott and Zachary Richard Snyder.
From Montrose, Laura Pearsall; from Rifle, Haley Elisabeth Hubbell and Troy Louis Weiss; and from Whitewater, Heidi Marquardt.

Furnishings sought for new safe house

• Latimer House, Mesa County’s domestic violence and sexual assault service provider, is seeking the community’s help to furnish a new safe house.
Needs include the donation of gently used items: twin beds, dressers and night stands; living room furniture such as couches, chairs and coffee tables; linens such as twin bedding, towels and kitchen linens.
Kitchen items needed include small appliances, dishes, silverware, pots and pans. Also needed are electronics such as televisions, DVD players and stereos; and decorative items.
Pickup is available for larger items. Call Anna at 241-0324.

3 directors at KAFM radio re-elected

• Three KAFM Community Radio board of directors were re-elected at KAFM’s April meeting.
The three board members who ran unopposed were Jen Taylor, Bruce Bonar and Craig Roberts.
KAFM’s board is comprised of nine directors who oversee the direction and goals of the community radio station. The board of directors includes John Anglim, Bonar, Gretchen Reist Henderson, Sarah Lee Marshall, Andrea Metz, Claudia Rager, Roberts, Angie Salazar and Taylor.

RSVP needs volunteer gardeners, others

Mesa County RSVP Inc. has volunteer opportunities available for individuals ages 55 plus. Call 243-9839 or go to Web site for information on these or other opportunities.

• Family Health West needs gardeners to maintain the grounds at its new hospital in Fruita.

• Gray Gourmet urgently needs drivers to deliver meals as well as meal-site volunteers.

• Grand Junction Visitor and Convention Bureau needs travel counselors.

• Girl Scouts of Colorado needs an outdoor program center volunteer.

• The Museum of Western Colorado has a variety of positions.

• Alzheimer’s Association needs a Helpline follow-up volunteer.

• The Western Colorado Math and Science Center needs volunteers and mentors.

uE06E March of Dimes needs an office assistant.

Free farm day planned at Suncrest

• Suncrest Orchard Alpacas will host a free farm day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at 3608 E 1/4 Road in Palisade.
The event will include shearing demonstrations, mill tours and interaction with the animals. Call 464-4862 for information.


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