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Town Talk

Howdy and welcome to Town Talk, the column that has reached the age at which its supply of brain cells is finally down to manageable size.

Movin’ straight into it.

This just in

California governor hopeful Gary Coleman said that if there really IS a recall in the Eagle-Vail metro district, he’ll throw his hat in the ring. Sources also say California governor Gray Davis is ready jump into the Eagle-Vail race, mostly because he’s about to have a bunch of time on his hands.

This also just in

Overweight Americans and Europeans are overfeeding their pets, too, and putting their health at risk, according to a report issued on Monday, Reuters reports from Washington. It took the National Research Council 400 pages to reveal that “one-quarter of the dogs and cats in the western world are obese” and that “this puts them at risk of diabetes, heart disease and other health problems.” Cats and dogs that smoke are at even higher risk.

Birthday Brigade

If you see Gabby from Fiesta’s, the World’s Most Wonderful, wish her a happy birthday, then tip her enormously above the standard 20 percent.

Thanks Buddies

The Youth Conservation Corps and the Division of Wildlife would like to thank the Buddies Program for all their hard work on Gypsum Ponds protecting the few remaining trees from beaver damage. Carla Chavez, Cruz Chavez, Benji Christiansan, Justin Fackler, Kika Membrano, Robbie Lopez, Casey Lopez, Estefan Lopez, Scott Gallen, Nohelia Bardales, Alyssa Tatum, all braved the bugs and especially the heat to complete the project.- They earned $870.00 for the Buddies Program to be used on a future Buddies outing.

Get literate, do good

The Literacy Project needs volunteer tutors to help folks learn to read. Local residents interested in volunteering as tutors for the Literacy Project are invited to an informational meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Eagle Library. Volunteers contribute an hour-and-half to two hours per week. They need you for the Study Friends program, which involves working with middle school-aged students who need academic support in a variety of areas ranging from math to reading to organizational skills.

They also need volunteers for the Adult Literacy program, which typically involves students who are learning English as a second language; or students working to complete their high school education.

Call Maryann Stavney at 328-2030.

Wild West Day

The annual huge fund-raiser for Eagle County’s public elementary schools, is Sunday, Sept. 28 so mark your calendars. Wild West Day crew members will be contacting area businesses to pile up cool stuff for the auctions. You can also send money. Send a check to WWD, P.O. Box 18065, Avon, CO 81620.

World Day of Prayer Meditation

Unity of the Mountains is hosting an evening to help us remember what we must never forget – 9/11. It’s 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Eagle-Vail Pavilion. Call Rev. Don Bissett, 390-7377.

Twin Peaks hockey meeting

Vail Twin Peaks Hockey Team is getting together for a preseason planning meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10 at the Dobson Ice Arena’s Conference room (upstairs). They’ll go over the schedule, sponsorships, expenses and other stuff women need to know about a hockey season. Call Laurie Mullen at 949-9481.

Eagle Valley Children’s Chorale

The good folks who run this fine organization are running an open house, Sept. 9-12. You get a chance to see what’s up for the local children’s chorale as it begins its ninth winter season. Practices are once a week (although a child may participate more than one day for the same fee). Pick the day and place that is best for you. Weekly rehearsals are at Edwards Elementary on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Gypsum Elementary on Thursdays, and Eagle Valley Elementary on Friday’s. Practice times are: 3:30 -4:30 p.m. for 1st through 3rd graders, 4:15-5:15 for 4th and 5th graders and 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. for 6th, 7th and 8th graders on Wednesday evening only at Edwards Elementary. Call director Liane Gulizia at 926-2228 or Marka Moser at 926-0577 for more information.

Horse show time

It is show time once again and Berry Creek Equestrian is inviting all equestrians, young and older, English and Western riders to participate on Sept. 20 in the schooling show and BBQ. There will be ribbons, trophies and prizes for the participants. Spectators are welcome. Show starts at 9 a.m. For more info call 926-8003


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