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| | |Howdy and welcome to Town Talk, the column that has been nominated for Imperial Monarch of the Flat Earth Society.Movin’ straight into it.CONGRATULATIONS to the Winner of Friday, April 8, Festival of Words tickets, JESSICA KAUTZ of Vail. The Festival of Words will be taking place at the Vilar Center on April 27th. Watch for the coupon to win two tickets in the Vail Daily. Weekly drawings!9Health Fair: Top Ten RemindersPaul Steinfort sent along fabulous reasons for you to go to take care of yourself by going to the 9Health Fair in Eagle.Eagle’s 22nd annual 9Health Fair will be held Saturday, April 21, from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at Eagle Valley Middle School (747 E. 3rd St. in Eagle).With all due respect to Letterman, these Top Ten Reminders will answer last-minute questions and help participants have an even more positive experience.1. Costs: $30 for blood test, $25 for PSA, $5 for colorectal. The rest is free.2. Want the blood test? Remember to fast 12 hours (excluding water, black tea or coffee). Diabetics should not fast and should continue medications.3. Participants must be 18 years old.4. Doors open at 8 a.m. Early birds are not encouraged. There are usually shorter lines after 9 a.m.5. High volume screenings again include podiatry, skin cancer, body in balance, and the blood test.6. Participants are urged to bring list of medications. “Pharmacy” is a newstation this year.7. Learning centers throughout the health fair include testing ph balance, seat belt convincer and seat belt check, information on abuse, fire department equipment (outside), and much more.8. Child care is provided by the Eagle Valley Leo Club.9. Pharmacy (bring your medications) and breast exam are two newer screening stations.10. Everyone serving you is a volunteer, and possibly your neighbor. Enjoyyourself. Visit. Meet people. If there is a line, consider it an opportunity to meet a neighbor.Further questions can be directed to Paul or JoAnn Steinfort, Lions Club SiteCoordinators, at 524-9366.You are a Mason, I presumeCastle Lodge #122 AF & AM will be holding a special communication forthe purpose of 1st Degree work at 7 p.m. April 15. All members are encouraged to attend, and all visiting brothers are welcome. If you would like more information about attending the lodge meetings please feel free to contact us at (970) 328 – 6919, 328-6596, or via e-mail at CastleLodge122@hotmail.com.Cotillion CountdownTime is running short to get your kids signed up for the Vail Valley Cotillion, which is where you send them to learn to dance better than you. It also works well for your neighhbor’s kids<the ones who keep playing ball up against the side of your house. It’s for boys and girls from 5th to 8th grades, and starts April 14 at the Eagle-Vail Pavilion. Call Chris Eklund at 926-1516. Chris said they’re a little short on good guys to be part of this program, which is a pretty common observation among women in these parts. Anyway, Cotillion can help make your guys some of the good ones.300 Musical ChairsThe Vail Valley Charitable Fund, a fine folks who gave us the the Vail Undressed calendar, the coolest fundraising idea since the invention of legal tender, have come up with another one<Community Musical Chairs at Beaver Creek. It’s the afternoon of Saturday, April 13, the final weekend of ski season at Beaver Creek. It’s musical chairs, so you know the rules. There are 100 chairs in the kids event, and 300 chairs in the adult event. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for kids, and are on sale now at the customer service desks of FirstBanks of Avon & Vail, Beaver Creek Information Center, Land Title Guarantee in Eagle, Eagle County Schools district office in Eagle, or charging by phone at 970-328-1182.

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