Briefs, May 16, 2012

Rabies, distemper shots to be offered

Tiara Rado Animal Hospital will offer free rabies and distemper vaccinations to the first 100 dogs brought to a vaccination clinic from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, at Catholic Outreach, 245 S. First St.

This is the third year Tiara Radio Animal Hospital has offered the service.

Call 243-4007 for information.

Free health check for women set


The Montrose County Health and Human Services Family Planning Clinic will celebrate National Women’s Health week with a free mother-and-daughter checkup from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at 1845 S. Townsend Ave., Montrose.

Basic health screening and education and information about women’s health will be offered by appointment. Call 252-5072 to schedule an appointment.

Chess champ to take on 20 at once


Damian Nash, the Utah state chess co-champion, will take on up to 20 players simultaneously beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Mesa County Libraries central branch, 530 Grand Ave.

Anyone is invited to participate. Registration is required. Go to the events calendar at

Senior centers

to honor veterans

Two independent senior retirement communities will honor veterans with Armed Forces Day events.

■ The Atrium of Grand Valley, 3260 North 12th St., will have a flag ceremony with the American Legion at 11 a.m. Friday, a veterans benefits seminar and live music at 11 a.m. Saturday ; and an ice cream sundae social at 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free but guests should RSVP by calling 256-0006.

■ Mesa View, 601 Horizon Place, will have an armchair adventure travel show about China at 11 a.m. Friday, a flag ceremony with patriotic music at 11 a.m. Saturday and an ice cream sundae social at 3 p.m. Sunday. RSVP to 241-0772.

Daniels Fund helps Catholic Outreach

Catholic Outreach has received a $25,000 Daniels Fund grant to support its purchase of new phone and computer systems.

The fund, established by cable television pioneer Bill Daniels, provides grants and scholarships in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.

The organization has benefitted from donated equipment over the past several years. However, the growth of the organization has prompted a need for updated equipment, aid Sister Karen Bland, Catholic Outreach executive director.

Rifle veterans homereceives grant

The Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust has awarded a $14,000 grant to the Colorado State Veterans Home in Rifle for the purchase of equipment for its rehabilitation program.

The equipment includes a sport cycle, a mini staircase and an electrotherapy system with ultrasound and muscle stimulation. The items will help residents improve their strength, stability, range of motion, hand-eye coordination and wound healing.


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