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New Castle Family Fitness presents “Ask the Doc,” a free neck, back and shoulder pain clinic with Dr. Errik Enewold D.C. Learn how chiropractic, stretching and strengthening can help reduce pain and improve your quality of life. The clinic is free to everyone and takes place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at New Castle Family Fitness. Call 984-3200 for information.

YouthZone will be offering a one-day drug/alcohol group for fifth- to eighth-graders from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Jan. 25. The course will be offered at YouthZone’s Rifle office, 136 E. 12th St. For more information or to sign up, contact YouthZone at 625-3141.

The Holy Cross Cattlemen’s Association annual meeting takes place from 12:55-11 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Ramada Inn in Glenwood Springs. The annual meeting starts at 12:55 p.m., with the business meeting and reports from government agencies. At 2:20 p.m., Dr. John Patterson, executive director of Producer Education, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, will present “How does rain, green grass and the urban consumer affect me as a cattleman?” At 5:30 p.m., we have social hour, the banquet starts at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets for the certified Angus beef dinner are $25 each. There will be dancing to the live band All the Pretty Horses from 8:30-11 p.m. For information or to reserve ticket, call Ginny at 970-318-0076 or email

Influenza is hitting Colorado residents hard, as it is also impacting people across the nation this year. There have been more than 500 flu-related hospitalizations statewide, and the number of cases rises each day. Six hospitalizations have been reported in Garfield County so far this season, and medical providers locally are treating increasing numbers of people with flu symptoms.

Such symptoms typically include fever, cough, body aches, upper respiratory congestion and fatigue. Those experiencing symptoms are encouraged to stay home and keep ill children home from school. Frequent hand washing and covering of coughs are very important preventative measures.

Garfield County Public Health still has plenty of vaccine available, and residents can call 945-6614 in Glenwood Springs, or 625-5200 in Rifle, to make appointments for vaccinations.

If you want to get smart about money management in 2013, come see what the Bible has to say about principles of finance through the Financial Peace University. Crossroads Baptist Church, 719 Garden Lane, Rifle, is sponsoring the Financial Peace University class beginning at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18. An introduction to the course will be presented at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, and anyone interested is invited to attend. The cost for the class is $95, and further info is available at or 970-618-6556.

Celebrity chef Susie Jimenez hosts IMAGINE, a benefit for three nonprofits that focus on children’s well-being. Susie was Next Food Network Star’s 2011 runner-up, runs her own catering company “Spice It Up.”

IMAGINE, the fundraiser for River Bridge Regional Center, Cooking Matters and Early Childhood Network, will be from 6-10 p.m. Feb. 16, at The Orchard in Carbondale. Event-goers will experience a delicious menu of Susie’s, drinks, live music, prizes and silent auction.

For more information about IMAGINE, please contact River Bridge Regional Center at 970-945-5195 or To purchase tickets for this event, please visit

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