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Briefs for October 16, 2009

Flu Prevention Clinic for Youth

WALSENBURG- Spanish Peaks Regional Health Outreach Clinic is offering a special flu prevention clinic for kids tomorrow, Fri. Oct. 17 from 9 am to 1 pm at 129 Kansas Avenue.  The Colorado State Health Department Vaccine for Children Program has provided free doses of nasal mist for 2 to 5 year olds that meet certain requirements.  The staff will also be able to provide flu “shots” to children from age 6 months through age 18 for a fee of $15.  If the child is covered with insurance (private, CHP+) there will be no charge and we will bill the insurance company.  If there is no insurance and the fee presents a barrier to having your child protected from the flu this season, please speak with Elissa at the Outreach Clinic and she will assist with special arrangements.  For further information call 738-2718.

Overeaters Anonymous

WALSENBURG- OA meets each Friday at 9:30 am at the Calvary Baptist Church (rear entrance). Call 738-3621 for more information.

“Biggest & Best” Haunted House

PUEBLO- Southern Colorado’s biggest and best haunted house is back for its fifth year.  Each Friday and Saturday night from now until Nov. 1, from 7 pm to midnight, the ghouls are back on the grounds of the Steelworks Museum of Industry and Culture.

    This fun fundraising event for the Bessemer Historical Society continues to build on its reputation as the best haunted house as voted by its victims. The first and second floors of the old Main CF&I Administration Building, built in 1901 and located at the corner of Canal Street and Abriendo Avenue in Pueblo (I-25 exit 97-A), will be the scene for the “scares” using drama students from area schools, and local volunteers.  As in the past, no one under the age of 8 allowed in.

    Several new elements are being added to this year’s event, promising those that have been though it in years past a new experience.

    Tickets are $6 for children 8 to 11, and $9 for adults. It’s recommended that reservations for a particular day and time be made, as tickets will be on a “first come, first served” basis.

    There will be food and beverage concessions, and frightfully good bargains on unique merchandise.  For information, call 564-9086.

Democratic Party Get Out the Vote Rally…

LA VETA- This Sun. Oct. 19 the Huerfano County Democratic Party will hold a Pre-Victory Get Out the Vote Celebration  from 3 pm to 6 pm at the Parkside Gallery on Ryus in La Veta.  There will be a delicious pot-luck luncheon and Colorado House District 64 Representative Wes McKinley will be cooking his famous "home grown" hamburgers.  There will be live music provided by Wes and by David and Annie Enke, Ken Saydak and Mark Craddock, Brent and Babs and more local greats.  There will be a silent auction of fine art by well known, and soon to be well known, area artists.  There are some really unique hand painted wooden goose eggs including one very collectible egg painted by Representative John Salazar.  Everyone is invited.

Walsenburg Adult Recreation

WALSENBURG– Volleyball Leagues for Women’s, Men’s and Co-Ed teams are now forming.  A meeting will be held on Sun., Oct. 19 at 6 pm at the Huerfano County Community Center.  For team sign-up or more information call Dave Manzanares at 738-2001.

Hunter Education

PUEBLO- A weekend Hunter Education course will be given this weekend, on October 18-19; from 8 am to 3 pm, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1601 Bonforte Blvd, in Pueblo.  Pre-registration is required, and the minimum age for enrollment is 10 years old.  For more information, call Jose Alvarado at 719-544-1922.

    Additional Hunter Education classes will be held on October 25-26.

    All persons born on or after January 1, 1949 must sucessfully complete a hunter education course before purchasing or applying for any hunting or trapping license in Colorado.

Gardner Fire Department Halloween Party

GARDNER-  There will be a Halloween party sponsored by the Gardner Fire Department on Friday, Oct. 31 from 5:30-8 pm.  Included in the festivities will be a costume contest,  trick-r-treating, prizes and goodies.  It will be held at the Fire Department.  Contact Diana Cupps at 746-2929 or Kelly Sharp at 746-0150 for more information.

Senior Party

WALSENBURG– “Stories, Songs, and Snacks:  A Time to Remember.” Tuesday, October 21, from 12:30 to 3 p.m.  Free tickets are available at the senior lunch site and at the Huerfano Journal.  There will be music, entertainment, stories, door prizes, refreshments. For further information or if you would like to tell a story at this event, call Ruth at 989-0272.  

Walsenburg Citizens Meeting

WALSENBURG- The City of Walsenburg is holding a citizen′s meeting on Wed. Oct. 22 at 6 pm at the Huerfano County Community Center in the gymnasium.  Representatives from the city and the department heads will be there to answer any questions about or concerns with our city.  Citizens are encouraged to attend, and voice their thoughts.

Candidates Forum at FOX

WALSENBURG- Huerfano County Farm Bureau is sponsoring a candidates forum next Thurs. Oct. 23 at 6 pm at the FOX Theater in Walsenburg. 

    Invited candidates are:

for State Representative –

Wes McKinley, Ken Torres, Randy Jackson, Ed Vigil.  for County Commissioner – Roger Cain, Scott King, Charlie Montoya, Steve Perkins and Martie Henderson.

Trustee resigns position

Town now accepting letters of interest for vacancy by E.E.Mullens LA VETA — Citing an upcoming medical procedure and the subsequent recuperation period, La Veta

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