News Briefs: Aug. 9, 2012

Dog wash in Rangely Aug. 19
rangely | Make plans to attend the Dog Wash Aug. 19 at Elks Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come get your dog washed and support the Rangely Animal Shelter.
Healthy feet
meeker | Pioneers Medical Center Home Health will be offering its monthly Foot Care Clinic, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 10 a.m. at The Pines. A certified nurse assistant will trim toenails, assess circulation, give skin care and check blood pressure. Persons found to have circulation or foot problems will be referred to a physician. Please call 878-9265 to schedule an appointment.
Mobile pantry in Meeker Aug. 23
meeker | Food Bank of the Rockies (FBR) mobile pantry truck will be in Meeker providing assistance to community members Thursday, Aug. 23 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Fairfield Center, 200 Main St. For info. Contact Debra Barney (970)878-9650 or Jill Bradley 970-243-3937 (FBR). www.westernslope@foodbankrockies.org.
Contributions to the Veterans Memorial
meeker | Contributions to the proposed County Veterans Memorial can be sent to: VFW POST 5843, Rio Blanco County Memorial Fund, Mountain Valley Bank, 400 Main St., Meeker, Colo., 81641.
MHS football starts Monday, 7 a.m.
MEEKER | The first practice for the 2012 Meeker High School football season will be held Monday, Aug. 13 at 7 a.m. According to head coach Ron Dupree, players can check in and receive their helmets at 7 a.m., 3:30 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. Dupree said practice morning practice will be from 8 – 10 a.m., followed by a one hour break before coming back for a second practice from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Aaron Zielinske and Brandan Aven will assist Dupree with the coaching duties again this season.