Local Briefs, Oct. 19, 2013

Car wash today benefits Marillac

Marillac Clinic will sponsor a benefit car wash today at the Splish Splash Car Wash on U.S. Highway 6&50.

The first few hundreds cars will receive a free car air freshener as a thank you from Marillac Clinic during its 25th year anniversary.

Walk-in enrollments for Medicare


Senior Health Insurance Program Navigators will help Medicare beneficiaries compare coverage options during the first of four walk-in enrollment events.

The first event is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at the RSVP office, 422 White Ave., in the lower level of the US Bank building.

Those attending should take a complete list of prescriptions, including dosages, plus insurance cards. Beneficiaries have the option to meet one-on-one with a counselor, first-come, first-served, or complete an intake form with the drug information and request either a return phone call or sign up for a follow-up appointment.

The event is for Medicare Part D information and enrollment or for people who wish to change their Medicare Health Plan. No complex issues will be handled at this event.

Call Mesa County RSVP at 243-9839 for information.

GarCo libraries close for training


All six branches in the Garfield County Library District will be closed Monday for a staff training day. Patrons can browse and request books, movies and more at http://www.gcpld.org. Call 970-945-4270.Free legal clinic offered at City Hall


Colorado Legal Services Senior Legal Assistance Program and The Pro Bono Project of Mesa County will present a free two-part legal clinic from 9:30–11:30 a.m. Tuesday, at the city of Grand Junction City Hall auditorium, 250 N. Fifth St.

“A Guide to Small Claims Court in Mesa County” and “A Guide to Mesa County Self Help Center” will be presented by 21st Judicial District personnel and will cover the services available at the Self Help Center as well as upcoming additions to the center. Call 424-5748 or 243-7940, extension 5 ,to register.

Class slated on teens, prescription drugs


The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department and Crimestoppers of Mesa County will co-sponsor a free three-part community class on Teens and Prescription Drugs and Heroin Abuse.

The first class is from 6:30–8 p.m. Tuesday at Canyon View Vineyard Church Chapel, 736 24 1/2 Road.

Additional classes will be Nov. 19 and Dec. 17, times and locations to be determined.

Register by calling 986-1187 or visit safekidsamerica.org.

Treasurer Rich seeking 2nd term

in Mesa County


Mesa County Treasurer Janice Rich is seeking a second term in 2014.

Rich, a Republican who served two terms as county clerk and recorder before being elected treasurer in 2010, announced her bid Friday at a meeting of the Mesa County Republican Party.

Her introduction of an online tax lien sale has doubled participation in the sale without increasing costs, Rich said.

Rich faces no announced opposition.


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