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Wyman hosts High Desert Classic

The Wyman Museum would like to invite the public out to watch at the High Desert Classic horse show Saturday. The show starts at 10 a.m., and the horses and their drivers will be competing with carts and wagons. There are different age classes, horse team divisions and performance classes. They will have a cross country course set up which each driver will be given an allotted time that they have to finish the 3 kilometer course that will have obstacles for the driver to maneuver through. For more information or if you would like to compete, call Glenda Belio at 824-8621.

Medical center looking for low income vets

The Grand Junction Veterans Medical Center is looking for low income veterans who might qualify for medical care based on income.

Currently, the income threshold for a single veteran with no dependants is $28,429 and $34,117 for a married veteran. The threshold is $1,909 higher for each additional dependant a veteran has. Qualified low income veterans do not have to have a service connected disability to receive care.

To be eligible for care, a veteran must have been discharged under honorable conditions.

For more information call (970) 242-0731, ext. 2407 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. After business hours, callers should ask the operator to put them through to customer relations voice mail.

VNA 1-year participant in reading program

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association recently celebrated its first anniversary of participating in Reach Out and Read, a national literacy program. VNA has distributed close to 1500 books to scores of children since this past year at their offices in Steamboat Springs, Craig and Walden.

The VNA is one of 120 programs in Colorado that participate in Reach Out and Read, which benefits more than 81,000 infants, toddlers and preschoolers in Colorado annually.

The VNA has participated in the program since 2007.

"Reach Out and Read trains health providers to advise parents about the importance of reading aloud and to give books to children at check-ups from six months to five years," according to a news release from the VNA. "Through Reach Out and Read, each child starts kindergarten with a home library of up to 10 new, carefully chosen books and a parent who has heard at every health supervision visit about the importance of books and reading."

The program provides bilingual books in12 languages. For more information about the VNA's Reach Out and Read program, call 824-8233.

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