Health Briefs, Oct. 16, 2012

Community Hospital awards scholarships

Community Hospital medical staff have announced six scholarship awards for employees, family members and recent School District 51 high school graduates.

This year’s scholarship recipients are Delores Anderson, Morgan Atchley, Kristin Bentley, Eric Bradford, Tora Guzman and Greg Houska. Bentley and Guzman each received $2,500 in scholarship funding and are attending Colorado Mesa University.

Anderson (American Sentinel University), Atchley (University of Colorado-Colorado Springs), Bradford (no college listed) and Houska (Westminster College) are each receiving $1,250 in scholarship funding.

Palisade Zumba Party in Pink


The Palisade Parks and Recreation Department will host a Zumba Party in Pink from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Palisade gymnasium, 711 Iowa Ave.

The event will feature Zumba, a dance-based aerobics exercise, accompanied by a live African drum band. Participants are asked to wear pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Admission is $7 at the door.

Halloween candy buy-back offered


Oral Health Partners, Grand Valley Blue Star Mothers and Operation Interdependence are sponsoring a Halloween candy buy-back event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 2 at Oral Health Partners, 2552 Patterson Road.

The groups hope to collect more than 1,000 pounds of candy, which will be used as packing material for packages sent to soldiers from the Western Slope who are serving in the military around the world. Children will receive $1 for each pound of candy they donate.

The event began in 2009 and gives dentists a chance to warn kids about dental decay related to snacking on sugar throughout the day. Call 241-1313 or visit for information.


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