News in brief for March 28

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Bereavement support group to begin meetings

Mending A Broken Heart," a free bereavement support group sponsored by Hospice and the Visiting Nurse Association, will begin meeting at the VNA offices. The group will meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Mondays during April.his session will focus on unexpected death, but it is open to anyone grieving any type of death of a loved one. First-time participants are asked to call Katy Thiel at 879-1632, ext. 33, before attending their first meeting.

Newborn Network seeks volunteers for home visits

Newborn Network is seeking volunteers to help children in Routt County get off to a good start. At a family's request, volunteers provide a home visit, which includes a gift bag and information about community resources and child development. The home visiting program is available at no cost to all parents in Routt County. A volunteer training will be held April 9. Call 879-0977.

Board of Realtors offering college scholarships

The Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors will be awarding its annual college scholarships to Routt County high school seniors. Contact a high school counselor, visit www.ssbr.org or call Jody at the Board of Realtors, 879-4663, for application guidelines. The application deadline is Wednesday.

Third annual North Routt Chili Cook-Off is Sunday

The third annual Great North Routt Chili Cook-Off is from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Steamboat Lake Outfitters. Proceeds will benefit the Hahn's Peak Area Historic Society and North Routt Community Charter School. Categories for judging this year are red and green Chili, cornbread and dessert. Trophies and cash awards will be given in each category. To enter or to volunteer as a judge, call 871-1979.

Send Mother's Day phone card to service members

There isn't any day that's easy for the mothers of service men and women overseas. But Mother's Day has to be harder than most. Nancy Cummins of the Steamboat Springs Post Office said window clerks will be selling AT&T phone cards for shipment to service men and women in Iraq and Afghanistan through April 22. They'll be marked "Steamboat Springs, CO" to let the soldiers know where they were purchased and sent overseas in time for Mother's Day on May 8. Anyone interested in sponsoring a Mother's Day phone card can do so with any postal window clerk at the post office. The cards are available in increments of $10, $20 and $30.

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