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Town Talk

Howdy and welcome to Town Talk, the column that agrees with the Army’s magazine about preventive maintenance when it says, “A slipping gear could let your M203 grenade launcher fire when you least expect it. That would make you quite unpopular in what’s left of your unit.”

Movin’ straight into it.

Coach Special Olympics

Good folks are looking for someone to coach a local Special Olympics team in bowling. It starts around mid August and runs through the first weekend in Nov. They’re also looking for anyone interested in volunteering with skiing or soccer. For more info please call Donna at 949-6647.

Be a volunteer

Volunteers are needed for the Festival Las Americas, Aug. 23, in Sopris Park, Carbondale. The event will celebrate the values of all the different cultures of the American continent in an environment of healthy camaraderie. Organizers are looking for volunteers to help staff a variety of positions, including information, peace patrol, the green team, stage, traffic control and other cool stuff.

All volunteers who contribute four hours of effort (or more) will receive a Festival Las Americas T-shirt (the premier issue).

Please contact the Festival Las Americas Coordinator at 544-3579, or email

Palisade peaches for PTO

Organic freshly harvested peaches are being distributed by the Brush Creek Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) as a benefit fund-raiser. Peach orders are being taken now for delivery Aug. 19.-

Each 20 pound box may be pre-purchased for $38. To order, go online to or e-mail an order form at Peach orders may be picked up between 4-6 p.m. on Aug. 19 at Brush Creek Elementary School in Eagle.

Let’s get ready to rummage

Shop ’til you drop without putting a dent in the pocketbook this Saturday and Sunday at the 39th annual Eagle Valley Community Fund Auction and Rummage Sale. Doors open Saturday at 6:45 a.m., with auction beginning at 8 a.m. Bake sale, silent auction and lunch are all part of Saturday’s action at Maloit Park, south of Minturn (across from Minturn Middle School). Sunday’s hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Don’t miss half price weekend – Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 23 and Aug. 24 at the same location, where everything will be half price or “let’s make a deal.” Hours Aug. 23 are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Aug. 24 is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information call 926-0577, 827-9426 or 476-5701.

Parting shot

There are no new sins. The old ones just get more publicity.

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