News briefs for April 11

The AARP Dental Insurance Plan has announced the addition of 16 new states, which expands affordable dental coverage to millions of AARP members and their families.
Initially released in 21 states and the District of Columbia last September, the AARP Dental Insurance Plan, designed exclusively for 50-plus Americans, now covers 38 states, including Colorado.
Plans are to make the program available to all 35 million AARP members across the country by the end of 2005.
Featuring comprehensive family coverage and the freedom to choose any licensed dentist, the AARP Dental Insurance Plan is managed through subsidiary AARP Services, and administered by Delta Dental Insurance Company, which underwrites it with affiliates Dentegra Insurance Company and Dentegra Insurance Company of New England. It targets the millions of 50-plus Americans who face losing dental coverage upon retirement.
The AARP Dental Insurance Plan provides immediate coverage for most preventive, diagnostic and basic restorative services, as well as endodontics (root canal treatment) and oral surgery (extractions). After 12 months, coverage expands to include major restorations, periodontics (gum treatment) and prosthodontics (dentures).
Those interested in the coverage may contact the AARP Dental Insurance Plan for more information at www.deltadentalins.com/aarp or call toll-free at (866) 583-2085 to enroll. AARP membership is required for enrollment.

Salad luncheon in Hayden set for April 20
The Women's Fellowship of Hayden Congregational United Church of Christ, 202 E. Jefferson Ave., in Hayden, invites you to another great Spring Salad Luncheon on April 20 beginning at 11:00 a.m.
The cost for adults is $6, children are $3.
Call Mary Williams at 276-3537 for more information.

Mormons, pregnancy center seek baby items
The Craig 2nd Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Ladder Day Saints and the Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center are sponsoring a drive for baby items. Items must be new, homemade or store bought. Donations will be accepted from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday at Kmart, Safeway and City Market.

Homemakers club
hosting open house
The Browns Hole homemakers club is hosting an open house from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Lodore Hall in Browns Park. Dinner will be served. Call Dora Watson at 824-2251.

Sunset Meadows
prepares for yard sale
Sunset Meadows seniors are preparing for their annual yard sale in mid-May and are looking for donations. Call Bev Lovelady at 824-5811.

Planning for after-prom party continues
There will be after-prom party planning meetings at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 20 and 27 at the Boys & Girls Club, 1324 E. U.S. Highway 40. Par-ents of juniors are encouraged to attend.

Be artful dodgers,
join dodge-ball league
Anyone interested in becoming part of dodge-ball league for high-school students should contact Mike Fraher at the Boys & Girls Club at 826-0411 or by e-mail at mikefraher@yahoo.com.
Meetings and practices will be at the club and will start next month.

Learn how to eat well
on five bucks a day
Registration is now being accepted for the Eating Well on $5 a Day class. The class starts in mid-April and is open to anyone who would like to learn ways to eat healthier for less.
The six-week class focuses on how to eat and shop healthfully, on $5 a day.
This is a free class offered through the Colorado State University Cooperative Extension Office. To register, call 824-9180.

Channel 9 Health Fair
is Saturday at school
The Channel 9 Health Fair is from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Sunset Elementary School. Blood draws, glucose finger sticks and hearing and vision screenings are available. Pre-draw for people 65 and older only is Thursday at Sunset Meadows II in the morning.

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