News in Brief, Sept. 13 |

News in Brief, Sept. 13

Free adult GED prep course offered at CMC

A free preparatory course for the graduation-equivalency diploma (GED) exam, focusing on skills improvement in writing, reading and math, is being offered from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays in Willett Hall, Room 300, at Colorado Mountain College. Call 870-4444.

Auctioneer Lockhart

in treatment for cancer

Renowned auctioneer and longtime Steamboat Springs resident Cookie Lockhart has spent the summer juggling her auctioneering duties while undergoing treatments for breast cancer.

Lockhart had surgery in July in Denver and has been receiving follow-up treatment at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa, Okla. In addition to receiving treatment, Lockhart also emceed a gala fund-raising event at the center.

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Lockhart is scheduled to be in Tulsa next week for additional treatment. Those who wish to contact her may do so by writing to her at P.O. Box 2909, Steamboat Springs, CO, 80477 or calling her at (303) 710-9999. Well wishers also may contact her daughter, Jo Lockhart, at 846-9026.

Kickboxing aerobics class

available in Hayden

The Hayden Recreation Department offers a Tae Box class taught by Kim Temple from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Hayden Elementary School cafeteria. Cost is $28 per month. Call 276-3532 to register.

Rubber Ducky Race,

fund-raiser will be Sept. 20

The Yampa Valley Medical Center Auxiliary’s16th annual Rubber Ducky Race is at 10 a.m. Sept. 20. The race begins at the Fifth Street Bridge and ends at the Depot/13th Street Bridge. Prizes will be presented, including a Steamboat Springs Ski Area ski pass for the 2003-04 season. Ducks can be adopted through Yampa Valley Medical Center Auxiliary members, who are selling tickets at Safeway and City Market. Call Pat at 870-0783.

ADD/HD parent support group now available

Parent Connection, a new support group for families of children with ADD/HD, bipolar and similar behavioral conditions, has been formed. Parent Connection is for parents and aims to provide support and understanding. Parents can share information and explore solutions to common problems. The group will offer speakers, workshops and other resources designed to educate the community and to help families help themselves.

Child care is provided for meetings. Call Susan at 871-1678.