Town Talk

Randy Wyrick

Literacy Project seeking tutorsThe Literacy Project is looking for tutoring volunteers to be study friends for middle school students. A Volunteer Tutor Training Night will be held on Tue., Feb. 11 at the Eagle Public Library at 7 p.m. For more information, call Georgia Stout at 328-5280.Five at FiveThe Vail Nordic club is hosting its 3rd 5@5 event on Feb 12. It is a Freestyle time trial, $5, 5km at 5 p.m., juniors race at 4:30 p.m. The race is at the Vail Nordic Center, registration in the basement begins at 4 p.m. Racers will have individual start times 30 seconds apart, this race has a remote start so extra time is needed to get to the start. All ages and abilities are welcome with categories for Beginners, Sport, Expert, Juniors and Masters.Get shotThe flu season, between December and March, is just beginning. It is not too late to get a flu shot, and since we have people bring germs here from all over the globe, you need a flu shot. Luckily for you, flu vaccinations are available through Eagle County Health & Services Department. Flu clinics are held at Health & Human Services offices at:- 551 Broadway, Eagle, Tues. and Thurs., 2-4 p.m. Call 328-8840- 100 W. Beaver Creek Blvd, Avon, Tues., Wed., Thurs., 2-4 p.m. Call 949-7026- 0020 Eagle County Dr., El Jebel, Thurs., 1-4 p.m. Call 704-2760The flu shots cost $12. The county will bill Medicare. Medicare patients are asked to bring their Medicare number with them.Kayak classesThe professionals at Alpine kayak will be teaching kayak classes at the Avon Recreation Center in February. Classes will be on Wednesday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. Instruction will be given on various paddling techniques, braces, river skills, safety, and rolls. Call Alpine Kayak at 949-3350 for registration information.Krispy Kreme KingsYou have until today to order your Krispy Kreme from the wonderful folks at Gypsum Creek Middle School, which gives you the opportunity to buy twice as many. They’re $7 a dozen. Call 328-8980.Year’s Best Headlines for 2002We’re proud to say that none of these appeared in the Vaily Daily- Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says- Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers- Iraqi Head Seeks Arms- Is There a Ring of Debris around Uranus?- Prostitutes Appeal to Pope- Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over- Teacher Strikes Idle Kids- Miners Refuse to Work after Death- Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant- War Dims Hope for Peace- Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures- Enfield (London) Couple Slain; Police Suspect Homicide- Red Tape Holds Up New Bridges- Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery; Hundreds Dead- Man Struck By Lightning Faces Battery Charge- New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group- Astronaut Takes Blame for Gas in Spacecraft- Kids Make Nutritious Snacks- Chef Throws His Heart into Helping Feed Needy- Local High School Dropouts Cut in Half- Hospitals are Sued by 7 Foot Doctors

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