News in brief for Dec. 30

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SIMZ Antiques holding fundraiser for Zaire school

— SIMZ Antiques in Ski Time Square is holding a fundraiser to help the Steamboat Springs Middle School raise funds for construction of a school in Chimfunshi, Zaire. Leanne Jenkins, a Steamboat Springs graduate, is spearheading the local drive for the nonprofit Chimfunshi Education Centre. SIMZ Antiques will donate 15 percent of all gross sales through Monday to Chimfunshi Education Center.

Offices closed to honor President Ford

All Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest and Thunder Basin National Grassland offices will be closed Jan. 2 to observe a national day of mourning in honor of President Gerald Ford. All offices will reopen on Jan. 3.

Soroco organization cookbook on sale

The Soroco Parent Teacher Organization has published a cookbook called "A Taste of History." The hardbound book includes five pages of South Routt history, 280 recipes from local residents, and historical photos. The $15 book will be sold Fridays at South Routt Elementary School in Yampa. For more information, call Kelly Gates at 638-4475 or Wendy Palyo at 736-1013 or e-mail wpalyo@aol.com.

Horizons Ski and Snowboard Program

Horizons Specialized Services has opportunities for volunteers to ski, snowboard and/or snowshoe with clients on Saturday afternoons from late January through mid-March. Volunteers will receive complimentary lift tickets to the Steamboat Ski Area as well as the gift of joy reflected in the clients' eyes. Call Bette Carlson at 879-4466, ext. 111.

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