Steamboat briefs: Habitat for Humanity and ReStore needs volunteers |

Steamboat briefs: Habitat for Humanity and ReStore needs volunteers

Steamboat's newly expanded Habitat ReStore is open in Riverside Plaza next to Pisa's and needs volunteers to help price and sell donated furniture, lighting and building supplies. Shifts are available from noon to 2 p.m. or 2 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 970-367-8001 and ask for Jody.

Habitat also is in need groups of skilled and unskilled volunteers to help finish its Riverside duplex. Remaining projects include mulching and seeding, building a fence and deck, laying flooring, cleaning and painting. Volunteers are needed Friday, Saturday and Monday through to Dec. 7. Those interested in helping are asked to call 970-871-6101, email or visit

Free diabetes screenings are offered through VNA

As part of American Diabetes Month in November, free diabetes screenings are offered through the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association. Make an appointment by calling 970-875-1880. Tips to prevent diabetes include:

■ Make wise food choices (baked instead of fried, wheat instead of white).

■ Maintain a healthy weight, lose weight or take steps to prevent weight gain.

■ Be physically active (aim for 30 minutes every day).

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■ Limit the amount of alcohol you drink.

■ Quit smoking.

Local author Isaac Barber puts out a self-help book

Local author Isaac Barber recently released a self-help book titled "Succeed Within Yourself, Succeed Financially," which includes the following seven principles or traits needed for success:

■ The principles of auto suggestion

■ Finding a definite aim in life

■ Following the Golden Rule

■ Developing an attractive personality

■ Developing self-confidence

■ Developing self-control

■ Getting rid of destructive habits

Barber is seeking donations to help pay for marketing for the book. Those who are interested in helping can donate at

Find more information at or email Barber at