Briefs for Nov. 14, 2003

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Monday Medical hospital health columnist honored

Yampa Valley Medical Center Public Relations Director Christine McKelvie won a Gold Leaf award for her Steamboat Today Monday Medical columns about health care. The award was presented by Denver Channel 9 newscaster Cheryl Preheim at the Colorado Healthcare Communicators banquet in Denver on Nov. 6.

McKelvie placed first in the writing category. She submitted columns that were published in the Today between September 2002 and August 2003. Topics included health care access, hydrocephalus, smoking cessation and drinking and driving. Other subjects were emergency preparedness, winter exercise, medical laboratory capabilities, West Nile virus and herniated disk treatment.

Entries were judged by a Maryland public relations and marketing company. Judging comments praised McKelvie's columns for their localized content. "Columns are very professional, well written and relevant to the reader," one judge remarked.

Last year McKelvie's, Monday Medical columns won a Silver Leaf award for second place in the writing category.

Women's guild hosts

craft sale, brunch Nov. 22

The Lutheran Women's Guild's annual Christmas Cupboard, Cookie, Caper and Brunch craft sale and brunch is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 22 at the church on Amethyst Drive.

Chris Walden print bids accepted until 3 p.m.

Steamboat Springs Ducks Unlimited is offering for silent auction a print by Chris Walden. The print will be on display at Wells Fargo and bids will be accepted until 3 p.m. today. Call 870-0872.

Health fair Tuesday

features presentations

The first 9News Health Fair for teens in Steamboat Springs is at The Lowell Whiteman School gymnasium Tuesday. Professionals in fields ranging from psychology to dentistry to massage therapy will be giving 10-minute presentations throughout the day, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the school. Blood screening won't be available at this fair. Call 879-1350.

People needed to serve

on youth focus group

Parks and Recreation youth programs are looking for people to serve in a youth programs focus group. The group will gather viewpoints and ideas to enhance the quality of programs. Participants will meet twice before the end of the school year. Call Jennifer at 879-4300, Ext. 352.

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