Steamboat briefs: Homemaker Guild offers ‘second chance scholarship’ |

Steamboat briefs: Homemaker Guild offers ‘second chance scholarship’

— The Colorado Master Farm Homemaker Guild is offering a $500 scholarship to a Colorado woman with an agricultural background. Known as the “second chance scholarship,” the gift is awarded to someone whose college education was interrupted or postponed. Homemakers are encouraged to apply. Applications are due May 15 and are available at the Routt County Cooperative Extension Office in the Routt County County Annex on Sixth Street.

Donations accepted for Native American families

Night Walker Enterprises, a nonprofit organization that serves Native American children and families living on reservations, is collecting clothing, household items, appliances, beds, furniture and gently used toys through April 8. All donated items must be clean and in good working order. To drop off or have donations picked up, call toll free 1-877-482-7797.

VNA offers free screening for breathing problems

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is now offering free screenings for people experiencing breathing problems or diagnosed with asthma, COPD or other related respiratory illnesses in Routt, Moffat and Jackson counties. Spirometry testing, pulmonary functions studies, prescription medications and disease management are available at a reduced charge based on income. For details or to schedule a screening, contact Victoria Barron, RN and Community Health Educator, at 970-875-1883.

Bud Werner library offers space to show collections

Bud Werner Memorial Library has display space available to feature your unique, historical or artistic collections. Share a story about your trip around the world, your community project or your nonprofit organization. For details, call Karen at the library at 879-0240, ext. 306.

VNA offers vaccine for pneumonia to adult patients

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is now offering pneumonia vaccines, newly recommended for adults who smoke or have asthma.

The vaccine is free under the Merck Vaccine Assistance Program to low-income, uninsured adults. It also is fully covered under Medicare Part B and Medicaid.

Tobacco and pulmonary specialists are available for free health consultations at the VNA office at 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101, from noon to 4 p.m. on Mondays.

Schedule an appointment at 879-1632 for the vaccine and a consultation.

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