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Naturally healthy

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Special to the DailyMark, there is no cell phone in your hand. You lost your lifeline, and you are going through withdrawal. Its OK, youll get it back soon!

A well-known doctor of natural medicine is holding a seminar in Eagle-Vail Thursday.Sharyn Wynters, a naturopathic doctor who practices in the Los Angeles area, will speak on “Achieving optimal health” from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the community room at the Vail Daily building in Eagle-Vail Thursday. The seminar is free, but reservations are needed.For more information, call Karen Cucura at 376-5993 or Susan Balcom at 376-0615.

Major merger brewingWe’ve received word that a major Vail Valley merger is being coordinated. More information will be released as details become available.

Calling Mark Simon!A gentleman from the New Orleans area named Kenneth Lincoln is trying to find Mark Simon to talk to him about his parents, Joe and Carmen, who lived next to one of the gigantic holes that broke open in the levees around the city this week.Lincoln believes Simon might still be in the Vail area, but there’s no listing for him in the local phone book.

If you know a Mark Simon whose parents live in New Orleans, or if you are Mark Simon whose parents live in New Orleans, please contact Kenneth Lincoln at 938-856-2105 or achimnydoctor@aol.com.Phil speaks, come listenA local foundation is planning a true celebrity fundraiser.

The foundation, Swift Eagle, will host “A Night with Phil Jackson” on Friday at 4 Eagle Ranch north of Wolcott. Jackson will speak following a silent auction and dinner. The event will raise money for Swift Eagle, an organization started by a group of longtime local citizens concerned about people who fall between the cracks in the valley. Jackson is a lifelong friend of Vail local Dave Haakenson, one of the founders of the Swift Eagle Foundation. The two grew up together in Williston, N.D., where they played on a state championship basketball team.

Coincidentally, Jackson was given the name Swift Eagle by the Lakota Indians of South Dakota in the 1970s. Intrigued by Haakenson’s dream, Jackson agreed to be honorary chairman of the organization and speak at Friday event. His speech will focus on his Lakota naming ceremony and emphasize the lifelong responsibilities and possibilities that come with his name.Tickets for the event are $100 and are available at Paddy’s Restaurant in Eagle-Vail. To learn more about sponsorships, call Haakenson or Pat Hamilton at 926-3846. Donations can be sent to Swift Eagle Charitable Foundation, P.O. Box 1977, Avon, 81620. More information is available at http://www.swifteagle.org. Vail, Colorado