Briefs for Oct. 7

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Annabeth Lockhart given Golden Circle Award

Beta Sigma Phi awarded Annabeth Lockhart its Golden Circle Award last week for her 50 years of membership with the women's organization. Lockhart was presented the award during a dinner at the home of Jack and Geneva Taylor. Beta Sigma Phi members and their spouses attended the event, as did Lockhart's children and their spouses.

Beta Sigma Phi has more than 200,000 members in 20 countries. In addition to philanthropic work, the organization focuses on learning and friendship. There are three Beta Sigma Phi chapters in Steamboat Springs.

Hayden food drive tonight during volleyball, football

The Hayden Lions Club and Hayden High School cheerleaders are holding a canned food drive during the Hayden versus Meeker volleyball and football games tonight in Hayden.

Game spectators will pay $1 for admission if they bring one or more cans of food. Admission usually is $4 for adults and $3 for non-Hayden students.

The varsity volleyball game starts at 6 p.m., and the football game is at 7:30 p.m.

The Hayden Community Fund and LIFT-UP of Routt County will distribute the food to needy families.

Applications due for youth exchange program

Applications for the 2006-07 Outbound Rotary International Youth Exchange are due today. Eligible students should be in 10th, 11th or 12th grade. They should not have graduated from high school at the time of application. At the time of departure from the U.S., the student should not be older than 18 1/2. Some countries will not accept students older than 17 1/2 upon arrival.

Applicants must be in the top third of their class. This exchange is for one school year. Local interviews will take place next week. To obtain an application, call Donna Weinman at 879-3967.

Money raised to help veterans after Katrina

American Legion posts in Steamboat Springs, Hayden, Yampa and Craig, the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Steamboat and the VFW Auxiliary in Steamboat are raising money to provide emergency housing assistance to veterans who lost their homes because of Hurricane Katrina. Donations can be made to the American Legion National Emergency Fund at any American Legion post or by dropping off donations at First National Bank of Steamboat Springs or the Moffat County National Bank. All donations will go directly to veterans who have lost their homes. The fundraising effort will continue through Nov. 11.

Radio station airing after new filter installation

WWFM 91.1 and 92.7 FM, a classical radio station sponsored by West Slope FM, is back on the air after the installation of a new filter.

Alzheimer's Association offering Memory Cafe

The Alzheimer's Association is offering a program called the Memory Cafe for people with early-stage memory loss, their caregivers and family and friends. The Memory Cafe provides an afternoon of music, dancing, food and fun at Yampa Valley Medical Center. The Memory Cafe is from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday and provides a cafe setting for people with early-stage memory loss and their caregivers to socialize and receive support. Registration is required for the free program. For more information or to make a reservation, call the Alzheimer's Association's Fort Collins office at (970) 472-9798.

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