News briefs for Nov. 17 |

News briefs for Nov. 17

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurses Association is offering several drop-in flu clinics this month for all prioritized groups. To qualify as “prioritized,” individuals must fall under one of the following categories: children ages 6 to 23 months, adults age 65 and older, women who will be pregnant during influenza season, residents of nursing homes and long term care facilities, children 6 months to 18 years of age on chronic aspirin therapy, health care workers with direct patient care or out-of-home care givers, household contacts with children younger than 6 months old, and individuals with a chronic medical condition. Flu shots cost $18. Clinics will be at the VNA office, 745 Russell St., from 8:30 a.m. to noon today and from noon to 4 p.m. Friday. For more information, call 824-8233.

Young Life group
offers snow camp
Moffat County Young Life is sponsoring a snow camp for seventh- and eighth-graders in December. The camp will be at the Frontier Ranch in Buena Vista, Colo. from Dec. 3 to Dec. 5 and costs $125 per child. An informational meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at the former Greyhound Bus Station, 470 Russell St. For more information, call David Pressgrove at 629-9600.

Wrestling team taking
orders for T-shirts
The Moffat County High School wrestling team is taking orders for T-shirts and sweatshirts for the 2005 season today. For more information, call Anna Nitchske at the high school at 824-7036.

Farmers Union holds
96th annual convention
Rocky Mountain Farmers Union will hold its 96th annual convention at 8 a.m. Friday at the Four Points by Sheraton SE, 6363 E. Hampden Ave., in Denver. Kathleen Kelley, a rural activist from Meeker, will deliver the keynote address. The convention will conclude with a banquet beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday that will feature an address from National Farmers Union President Dave Frederickson.
Friday morning’s events will feature a panel with producers who have implemented innovative market programs. “Agricultural Marketing Solutions in a Changing World” will give participants an overview of direct marketing possibilities as well as provide specific ideas for their own operations. There also will be an awards luncheon where RMFU will present its Legislator of the Year award to U.S. Rep.-elect John Salazar.
On Saturday attendants will elect a president, three board directors and delegates to the National Farmers Union annual convention in Louisville, Ky., in late February. Attendants will discuss the policies that will guide RMFU board and staff over the coming year.
For more information, visit or call 303-752-5800.

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