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Information available for military veterans

Military veterans can get information about veterans' benefits and programs by calling 879-5489 or stopping by the Routt County Veterans Services Office, in the Colorado Workforce Center in Sundance at Fish Creek. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. Bring your DD Form 214 for registration with the county, application for Veterans Administration programs and for filing with the VSO office.

Longtime Hayden resident celebrates 102nd birthday

Longtime Hayden resident Ruby Wright will celebrate her 102nd birthday today. She has been a northwest Colorado resident since 1918.

Wright arrived in the state by covered wagon in 1916 from her birthplace in Iola, Kan. She lived in Browns Park and Craig with her family until 1965, when she moved to Hayden with her husband, Frank Wright, who died in 1975.

Ruby Wright has 43 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She went for daily walks in Hayden and also drove a car until she was 99, her granddaughter and caregiver Nancy Muhme said.

Anyone wanting to wish Ruby Wright a happy birthday may stop by her home at 625 E. Lincoln Ave. after 3 p.m. today. She likes cards and single yellow roses but her family asks that visitors not bring gifts.

Artists asked to submit work for 'Metamorphosis'

Artists are invited to submit mixed-media pieces for "Metamorphosis," a show to be held from Oct. 23 to Nov. 5 at the Depot Art Center.

The show is sponsored by the Mixed Media Painting School of Steamboat Springs. The submission date and critique is Sept. 22. Call Suzy Holloran at 879-2107 or Sharon Pace at 870-9741.

Library continuing popular 'It's a Girl Thing' book talk

Bud Werner Memorial Library will continue its popular book discussion series, "It's a Girl Thing" this fall.

The free program is open to girls ages 10 to 12 and a woman partner such as a mother, grandmother, friend or teacher. Pairs may sign up for one or two discussions. Program dates are Oct. 8, Nov. 12 and Dec. 10. Programs are from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the library. The library will give each pair a copy of the discussion book to keep.

Registration is required.

Call the library at 879-0240 or stop by the children's desk to sign up. Space is limited.

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