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Flu shots comingThe Garfield County Public Health Nursing Service will offer flu shots on Monday, Oct. 13, for high-risk people and Monday, Oct. 27, for the general public. Shots are $15 and are recommended for anyone over 50, anyone who has long-term health problems, healthy children 6 to 23 months old and anyone who wants to reduce their chance of getting the flu. Medicare Part B accepted. Clinic locations and times to be announced. Information: 945-6614 or 625-5200.Feral Cat DayIn observation of National Feral Cat Day Thursday, Oct. 16, the Street Cat Coalition will host a bake sale and information booths from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Carbondale, Glenwood Springs and Rifle City Markets. The coalition is a nonprofit volunteer group dedicated to assisting the stray and feral cat population of Garfield County through the use of a humane trap, neuter and return program. Meet the coalition, ask questions and help homeless cats. Information: Kathy Hall, 625-6173.Hospice volunteer trainingRoaring Fork Hospice and the Valley Angels will conduct a training for volunteers from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18; 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23; and one further date to be announced later, at the Roaring Fork Family Resource Center office at Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale. Information and RSVP by Oct. 13: Susan Hakanson at Roaring Fork Hospice, 945-6535, ext. 4561 or shakanson@vvh.org.The Golf WarThe Roaring Fork Peace Coalition presents the award-winning documentary, “The Golf War,” a portrait of one community’s fight for survival against forces of economic development. Conflicting views are voiced by peasants, developers, bureaucrats and golf boosters in the Philippines. Free and open to the public, 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, Glenwood Springs High School Library, and Tuesday, Oct. 7, 7 p.m., Roaring Fork High School, Carbondale.Water fees meetingState Engineer Hal Simpson holds a meeting for public input on water administration fees from 1-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at Courthouse Plaza, 108 8th St., Glenwood Springs. Fees now range from $10 for agricultural water rights to $250 for municipal usage. Information: 303-866-3581.Support Tom’s DoorTom’s Door, a program that serves the needy in the Roaring Fork Valley, is selling seasonal note cards with pictures from around the valley to raise funds. Cards are $10 for a pack of six or $2 each and are available at St. Vincent’s Catholic Church in Basalt, St. Mary’s of the Crown in Carbondale, St. Stephen’s in Glenwood Springs, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Basalt, St. Benedict’s Monastery in Snowmass, the Marble Community Church, Susan’s Gifts and Flowers, Marta’s Beauty Salon and Express Yourself in Basalt and the Artists Collective in Carbondale. Information: 704-0820.Wal-Mart Tightens upon cig salesState Attorney General Ken Salazar announced that Colorado and 42 other states have signed an assurance of voluntary compliance with Wal-Mart for the store to adopt standards for hiring and training employees on the sale of tobacco products; instructing clerks to check I.D. for all tobacco customers who appear to be under 27, accepting only currently valid government-issued photo identifications as proof of age, eliminating self-service cigarette displays; and prohibiting the use of tobacco vending machines, the distribution of free tobacco products and the sale of smoking paraphernalia to minors. Similar agreements were reached in 2002 with Walgreen’s, ExxonMobil and BP-Amoco. Combined, the agreements affect more than 38,000 retail outlets across the nation.Dinner postponedPlease note. The spaghetti dinner to benefit the Basalt & Rural Fire Department set for Saturday, Oct. 11, has been postponed.


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