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Effective immediately, the U.S. Postal Service is not accepting any Standard Mail or Periodicals Mail-from any source-addressed for delivery within the following three-digit ZIP Code ranges: 369, 393, 394, 395, 396, 700, 701 and 704.

This emergency action has been taken as a result of severe facility damage, evacuations and other issues resulting from Hurricane Katrina.

The Postal Service is now formulating plans to address the handling of Standard and Periodicals Mail already in the mailstream and addressed for delivery to these eight ZIP Code areas.

In coordination with the American Red Cross, Fin’s Grille is sponsoring two fund-raising events for the efforts to rebuild lives of Hurricane Katrina victims. One hundred percent of the proceeds of these events will go to the American Red Cross, earmarked for Katrina relief.

There will be a Katrina Benefit Cajun Buffet, with live music by Marty Martinez and Friends, from 5-9:30 p.m. Thursday.

There is also a silent auction through 9 p.m. Thursday. Call 404-1819 to donate an item or service for the auction.

YouthZone invites community members to fish with them from 4-7 p.m. Friday at Bill and Charlotte Zilm’s pond, located at 0013 Laird Lane in Glenwood Springs.

Bring fishing poles, equipment, rain gear, sunscreen, and bug repellent. Wear long sleeves and long pants. Fishermen may only fish with lures, no bait and no flies will be allowed.

Participants may plan to eat dinner at the pond, compliments of the Zilms.

Carpooling will begin from the Glenwood YouthZone office at 3:30 p.m. Rides are limited, so call and request a space at 945-9300 or 625-3141.

Literacy Outreach is looking for tutor volunteers to help people who are eager to improve their reading, writing and math or English speaking skills.

Volunteers in Parachute, Rifle, Silt, New Castle, Glenwood Springs and Carbondale are needed at least two hours of time per week to work one-on-one with an adult.

Information sessions will be held at noon and 6 p.m. Tuesday, at the Glenwood Springs Library, 413 Ninth St. For more information, contact Literacy Outreach at 945-5282.

Two spotters are needed for two hour shifts at the Golf Tournament on Monday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers are also needed for Sunday evening’s Cowboys and Caviar dinner-dance, from 4-10 p.m.

Those interested can call Liz at 927-4031.

On the first Friday of every month, downtown Carbondale will be buzzing with expanded hours for galleries, shops and restaurants. The events are the brainchild of Carbondale Council on the Arts and Humanities and downtown merchants.

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