Steamboat briefs for Sept. 25

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Optimist Club accepting Teen of the Month applications

— The Steamboat Springs Optimist Club is accepting applications for its Teen of the Month program. Area high school students and those interested can pick up applications from their school counselors, or by calling Rob MacCarthy at 871-7179. The program culminates in a May recognition dinner for all the recognized teens, and a scholarship for the Teen of the Year.

Classical music by satellite returns to Steamboat area

Classical music programming on WWFM 91.1 has returned to the Steamboat Springs area, with programming including Beethoven, the New York Philharmonic, Saturday Opera, Classical Guitar Alive and St. Paul Sunday. The West Slope FM Board has locked onto a new, stronger signal and now is broadcasting the station in stereo. If you are happy with what you hear and would like to support the future of WWFM in Routt County, contact Lynn Abbott at lynn_abbott@springsips.com or 870-6673 and leave your phone number and mailing address. You will be contacted for a fund drive next spring.

Volunteer tutors needed for Integrated Community

Integrated Community/Comunidad Integrada is looking for volunteer tutors, with or without experience, to teach English as a second language. People who are interested are required to attend a training session from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at the office at 718 Oak St. Call 824-6424 or 871-4599 to sign up, or e-mail learn@ciiccolorado.org. No Spanish skills are required.

LIFT-UP distributing USDA commodities for 3rd quarter

LIFT-UP of Routt County is distributing USDA commodities for the third quarter of 2008 at LIFT-UP offices in Steamboat Springs, Hayden and Oak Creek, through the Emergency Food Assistance Program. Each eligible household may receive TEFAP foods once per quarter. This quarterly distribution ends Sept. 30. Food will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 870-8804 from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to inquire about income-eligibility and hours of operation for each office.

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