News Briefs: Sept. 20, 2012

National POW/MIA Day is Friday
RBC | National POW/MIA Recognition Day observances are held nationwide the third Friday of every September in military installations, ships at sea, state capitals, schools, VA facilities and VFW Posts. The observance is one of only six days — the others are Armed Forces, Memorial, Flag, Independence and Veterans Day — that the flying of the National League of Families’ POW/MIA flag is required on all federal buildings and installations, though many government agencies voluntarily fly the POW/MIA Flag 24/7. Hundreds of copies of the 2012 National POW/MIA Recognition Day poster were distributed at the 113th VFW National Convention last month.

Fairfield Trust grants due Oct. 1
MEEKER | The Freeman Fairfield Trust’s semi-annual grant application deadline is 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 1. Applications may be mailed to P.O. Box 2302, Meeker, Colo., or delivered to Diane Dunham, 438 E. Market. Mailed applications must be received, not postmarked by Oct. 1. Applications are available from Diane or any Freeman Fairfield Trust committee member.

Networking meeting Sept. 25
RANGELY | The next community networking meeting, scheduled for Sept. 25, has been canceled. Carolyn Tucker with Shell has rescheduled for Oct. 23 at noon in the Weiss Center.

Meeker Library to host slide show Sept. 25
MEEKER | The Meeker Public Library will host a slide show and presentation by Michael “Red” Wolfe of some of the unique archaeology located in remote and scenic areas of San Juan County, Utah, on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. Wolfe has worked for more than 20 years as a river guide on the San Juan River and for 10 years as a seasonal archaeologist for Manti-La Sale National Forest, Canyonlands National Park and the Bureau of Land Management. He will be sharing some of the images he has collected over the years and also presenting a brief general prehistoric cultural overview of the Four Corners area.

Veteran’s Memorial donations needed
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.