Briefs for March 10

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Fund-raiser for accident victim a success

A fund-raiser held last month at Yampa Valley Medical Center raised almost $2,800 for hospital employee and accident victim Jacob Martinez.

Martinez, 26, of Craig, was critically injured in a head-on collision on U.S. Highway 40 in late January. He is an operating room scrub technician at the hospital.

Co-worker Heather Mat-ney organized a craft and bake sale Feb. 19 to benefit Martinez, his wife and two young children.

"He was very shocked at how much I raised at just a bake and craft sale, and so was I," she said.

Residents from as far as Yampa and Craig donated crafts and baked goods, volunteered and purchase items, Matney said.

"A lot of people that came to buy would hand me a $10 bill for three cookies and say, 'keep the change,'" she said.

Martinez is doing well and recovering at the Doak Walker Care Center, Matney said.

Scarves to help fight against breast cancer

Pink scarves benefiting the Yampa Valley Breast Cancer Awareness Program are available at Epilogue Book Co. The scarves were made by volunteer knitters to help the fight against breast cancer.

Contact information needed for Class of 1985

A 20-year class reunion is being planned for the Steamboat Springs High School class of 1985. Members of the class or people who know how out-of-town class members can be contacted are asked to call Lori Arce at 879-4498 or e-mail loriarce@yahoo.com.The reunion will be held July 29 to 31.

Rotary Club seeking applicants for scholarships

The Steamboat Springs Rotary Club is seeking applicants for the 2006-07 Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship. It is awarded for one academic year of study abroad. The program promotes international understanding and world peace. Applicants

must have completed at least two years of university or college course work, or must have a secondary school education and have been employed in a recognized vocation for at least two years when the scholarship begins. Applicants are expected to be proficient in the language of the host country. Rotarians and their children, grandchildren and spouses are not eligible. Applications must be received by Tuesday. Call Susan at 879-4466 or go to the Rotary Web site at www.rotary.org.

Booster club hosting fund-raising trivia night

The Steamboat Springs Booster Club is hosting a fund-raising trivia night from 7 to 9 p.m. March 19 at the Steamboat Springs High School atrium. Tables cost $120, and six players can sit at a table. Call Pam Brenner to reserve a table at 879-3160.

Rapid HIV testing offered at Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood now is offering rapid HIV testing. Results take only 20 minutes. Call 879-2212.

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