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We want to hear from you. Tell us what’s going on around town so we can talk about it. Faxes can be sent to 949-7096. Our e-mail address is newsroom@vaildaily.com. Or call the Town Talk desk at 748-2933. Submissions must be received by noon the day before desired publication. Thanks for all the photo submissions. We really appreciate them, and we want you to have your photos back! Please pick up your photos at the front office of the Daily within 30 days. Photos not picked up by then will be filed in the infamous File 13, never to be seen again…. Volunteer for the fluThis Friday, Vail Valley Medical Center will be conducting a pandemic flu drill. The hospital parking area and Dobson Ice Arena will be the site of the exercise.The drill will test elements of the hospital’s and other public health agencies’ pandemic plans. Volunteers are needed to walk through the exercise and witness the process that may occur in the case of a mass evaluation of infectious patients. Volunteers are invited to tour the surge facility, where they will receive education on how to care for themselves and their loved ones in the case of a pandemic flu outbreak, and will also receive a voucher for a free influenza shot this fall at the Avon Urgent Care Center.The main purpose of the exercise is to open a medical surge facility to care for an overflow of infectious patients when the hospital is full. The goal is to screen employees reporting to work for infection, identify and segregate infectious patients who are seeking care and establish a medical surge facility at Dobson arena that can handle up to 100 patients. This is the first time that the hospital has coordinated an exercise to evaluate emergency preparedness regarding a pandemic influenza outbreak.Volunteers are asked to park at the Lionshead parking structure and walk to the front entrance of the hospital. Each volunteer will then be assigned a mock illness. Check-in time is 10 a.m. and volunteers will be needed for about one hour.

For more information, call Heather Gilmartin at 479-7289.No stress for kidsThe Gifted Education Team of Eagle County presents “Turning Down the Heat: Tips To Reduce Kids’ Stress” with Terry Bradley of Supporting Emotional Needs of Gifted http://www.sengifted.org. Gifted kids have unique kinds of stress. Parents are in a position to either make this better or worse. Hear a top-10 list of what parents can do to help diffuse their kids’ stress – very helpful for teachers, also. The presentation will be Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Berry Creek Middle School Auditorium in Edwards. Suggested donation is $10, and teachers get in free!TV8 Fall Fashion Makeover Giveaway!TV8 wants you and a friend (it could be your best friend, your mom, sister, daughter, brother, boyfriend, etc.) to enter to win a Fall Fashion Makeover, which includes a $200 wardrobe selected by a fashion advisor from the Silverthorne Outlets, a hair cut, style and possible highlights from Salon Axis and a make-up makeover by Salon Axis. Please send a photo of you and your friend to tv8vail@vailresorts.com or call SKI-8888 for more information. The deadline for this is Friday so act fast. ..

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