Briefs, Jan. 29, 2010
Volunteers sought for weed control, fair
The Mesa County Board of Commissioners is recruiting a volunteer to serve on the Mesa County Executive Fair Board and the Mesa County Weed Advisory Board.
For information on these and other ways to become involved in the Mesa County government, visit the Volunteer Opportunities, Boards and Commissions Web page at http://www.mesacounty.us. A board interest form is available online at the bottom of the list of boards and commissions.
Kids Voting fundraiser on Feb. 11
Kids Voting Mesa County will have its fifth annual fundraising dinner at 6 p.m. Feb. 11 at Two Rivers Convention Center.
Individual tickets are $50. Adopt-a-Table is $500 per table with 10 dinner tickets, or $250 per half-table with five dinner tickets. Ticket holders can attend the event or donate a table to a school so its students can attend.
Master of ceremonies is Central High School student Axel Urie, and the keynote speaker is The Daily Sentinel Publisher Jay Seaton. There will be musical performances by students and $1 tickets for the chance to win lunch with a local civic leader.
Event to fight violence against women
Mesa State College Drama Society and the Mesa State Vagina Warriors will present “Building the City of Joy,” a V-Day event Saturday in the Roper Music Ballroom, 136 N. Fifth St., above Roper Music.
A reception begins at 7 p.m. and is free with a suggested $5 donation. Snacks, coffee and merchandise will be available. Take loose pennies, nickels and dimes to help “Change the Story of Women.” Proceeds will go to this year’s production of “The Vagina Monologues,” with final profits going to Hilltop’s Latimer House and the Mesa County Health Department’s Family Planning Clinic, as well as the national V-Day organization to help stop violence against women and girls.
Bacteria tests of water available
The Mesa County Health Department is offering lab services for bacteria testing of water.
This includes water from private wells or cisterns, public water providers and bottlers. Bottles are supplied free of charge to people who want to submit water for testing. Test results are available the next day. The cost of the test is $20 cash, check or credit card.
Samples can be dropped off at Regional Lab, 510 29 1/2 Road, or mailed to the Mesa County Health Department, P.O. Box 20,000, Grand Junction 81502-5033.
Samples can be sent by UPS or FedEx.
Call 248-6999 or visit http://www.health.mesacounty.us/lab for information.
Colleges honor area students
Area students have been recognized at colleges out of the area.
Cass Via of Fruita was named to the president’s list for the fall 2009 semester at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Ark.
Joseph Reicks of Grand Junction has received a Regent Scholarship and been accepted for admission for the 2010-11 academic year at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.
Moriah Rose Smith of Glade Park was named to the dean’s list for the 2009 fall semester at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.
Matthew Chase of Grand Junction was named to the 2009 fall semester dean’s list at Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah.
Anneliese B. Lange of Paonia was named to the 2009 fall semester dean’s list at Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa.
Kathryn M. Hockett of Collbran and Alexandra M. Whelan of Parachute were named to the fall 2009 semester dean’s list at Oklahoma Baptist University, in Shawnee Okla.
Lena Towles of Grand Junction was named to the 2009 fall semester dean’s list at Harding University in Searcy, Ark.
Fundraiser to benefit quake-stricken Haiti
A day of fundraising to benefit earthquake-devastated Haiti will take place Sunday at Le Rouge French Bistro, 317 Main St.
Brunch will be from noon to 4 p.m., and the donation is $15 for adults and $10 for ages 12 and under. Music by Dennis and Michelle will be from noon to 2 p.m. There will also be a silent auction and drawings.
Dinner will be from 5 to 9 p.m. with a $25 donation. Silent auction and drawings will still be available.
Cocktails for a Cause is from 8 p.m. to closing with musical entertainment by Pineapple Crackers.
All proceeds will be donated to Convoy of Hope (http://www.convoyofhope.com)
Call 361-6022 for information.
Lead-safety seminar planned Feb. 5
A lead-safe practices seminar, presented by the Housing and Building Association of Northwestern Colorado and Colorado Hazard Control LLC, will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Grand Junction Area Realtor Association, 2743 Crossroads Blvd.
Cost is $250 for HBA members and $275 for nonmembers. After passing an end-of-class exam, participants will receive RRP certificates and certification is valid for five years.
Call Debbie Rich at the HBA at 245-0253 for information.
Volunteers needed to deliver meals
Several volunteers ages 18 and older are needed to deliver a weekday lunch to homebound seniors in the Grand Valley.
Volunteers receive a complimentary lunch, mileage reimbursement, on-the-job training and work one weekday per week between 10:15 a.m. and about 1 p.m., depending on the route.
Call Karen Kasten-Shipp at Gray Gourmet, Mesa County’s Senior Nutrition Program, at 243-9844, ext. 5, for information.
Ditch, reservoir convention in Durango
DURANGO — The 2010 Convention of the Ditch and Reservoir Company Alliance is Feb. 10-11 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Durango.
Partial scholarships are available for students.
Registration, agenda and workshop information is available online at http://www.darca.org.