Local Briefs, March 13, 2010

Riders for Justice plan fundraiser

Riders for Justice will sponsor a fundraiser today at the Eagles Lodge, 1674 U.S. Highway 50.

Ralph Dinosaur and the Fabulous Volcanos will play from 6 to 10 p.m. Admission is $20 and a raffle will take place.

Cinderella pageant workshop slated

Anyone who would like to find out more about Cinderella pageants can attend a workshop from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Mesa State College in Saunders Fieldhouse.

Those attending can come at any time between the time listed or come for the whole time. Bring your questions, any wardrobe you wish to be previewed and pageant shoes.

For information call Tina Darnell, director, at 469-867-1691 or visit Web site http://www.freewebs.com/mesacountycinderella.

Cancer Society promotes Daffodil Days

The American Cancer Society Daffodil Days is March 15-20. The public is invited to purchase daffodil bunches to support the fight against cancer and share hope for those facing the disease.

A bunch of daffodils can be purchased for $10 or you can purchase a “Gift of Hope” for $15 to be anonymously donated to a local cancer patient. For information or to order flowers, call 254-5581.

St. Patty’s Day Power Hour planned

Grand Valley Young Professionals will have its annual St. Patty’s Day Power Hour from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Tenacious Brothers Pub, 118 S. Seventh St.

The event is free to all young professionals ages 21 and older. The first 75 attendees will receive glass mugs, and pizza will be served compliments of Junction Square Pizza.

Call Cassidy Garton at 260-415-1538 or Candice Walton at 243-9696 for information.

Landfill schedules free drop-off days

In support of spring cleanup efforts, free drop-off days have been scheduled at the Mesa County Landfill as well as the Molina, Fruita, Gateway and De Beque transfer stations.

Molina Transfer Station: April 10, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Fruita Transfer Station: April 17, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Mesa County Landfill: April 24, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Gateway Transfer Station: May 1, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

De Beque Transfer Station: May 8, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Free day does not apply to tire disposal, electronic waste, appliances containing refrigerants, and commercially hauled materials. These items will be subject to normal tipping fees.

All waste materials entering the landfill or transfer stations during free day must be covered with tarp and secured. Untarped/unsecured loads will be turned away. Call 242-7436 for information or go to http://www.mesacounty.us/swm.

Scholarship applications accepted

The Western Colorado Community Foundation is accepting applications for college and vocational school scholarships from six different funds:

The Fruita Rotary Club supports a $1,000 scholarship in memory of teacher Mike Williams, as well as scholarships for students involved in the Interact Club at Fruita Monument High School.

Genevieve Clough Fellowships are available to students graduating from Coal Ridge, Rifle and Grand Valley high schools.

J. Robert Young scholarships of $1,000 are available to graduating high school seniors who plan to obtain a business-related degree and who live in areas served by Alpine Bank.

Students graduating from public high schools in Eagle County who are interested in careers in health or education may apply for the $1,000 Laura R. Genelin Memorial Scholarship.

Non-traditional students who have completed at least 15 college credit hours may apply for the $1,000 Lew Goodhart Memorial Scholarship.

Four Stewart-Watson-Wheeler scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors from Delta County, and one Stewart-Watson-Wheeler scholarship is available to a senior graduating from Mancos High School.

The new Waldeck Nursing scholarship will be awarded to a student who is a graduate of a Mesa County high school and who plans to obtain a bachelor’s degree in nursing at Mesa State College. The application is available by searching nursing scholarships at http://www.mesastate.edu.

Information is available online at http://www.wc-cf.org, or by calling 243-3767.

Gray Gourmet needs meal site helpers

Gray Gourmet is in need of volunteers to work at the Fruita Senior Dining Site on Wednesdays and at the Ratekin Tower Senior Dining Site Mondays and Tuesdays. Volunteers work as a team to set tables, serve meals and assist with cleanup at the area meal site, from approximately 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For information, call Gai Wildermuth-Gunter, 243-9844, ext. 2.


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