Briefs for Oct. 14

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Sheraton hosts fund-raiser for Jamaican employees

The Sheraton Steamboat Resort and Conference Center employs about two dozen Jamaican citizens.

In the past, the resort has celebrated two weddings and shared the birth of three babies with this portion of its seasonal staff. Now, the hotel is determined to be a friend to its transplanted staff, many of whom had homes damaged when Hurricane Ivan swamped Jamaica last month.

The Sheraton will hold a golf fund-raiser today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at its Robert Trent II Jones golf course. Registration is $50, which includes greens and cart fees.

All proceeds go to Steamboat's Jamaican Relief Fund. The event is open to anyone; children younger than 15 must be accompanied by an adult. To schedule a tee time, call 879-1391.

Flu vaccine available

for young children

Flu vaccine is available from the VNA in Routt and Moffat counties under the Vaccines for Children program for all children 6 months to 23 months old and for children at least 6 months old who have any chronic medical disorder, such as diabetes or asthma. Additionally, the Vaccines for Children program requires the vaccine only be provided to children who have no health insurance, are enrolled in Medicaid, or are American Indian or Alaskan native. Call 879-1632. Flu shots will be given by appointment only.

Pilot and KRMR holding Election Forum Monday

The Steamboat Pilot & Today and KRMR 100.5 and 107.3 FM will host an Election Forum from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday at Centennial Hall. Candidates for county commissioner seats and state legislative candidates will speak, as well as representatives for and against a proposed local marketing district in Steamboat Springs. Admission is free.

Christian Heritage

students selling pizza

Seventh- and eighth-grade Christian Heritage School students are selling Little Caesar's pizza to raise funds for a trip to Washington, D.C. Orders must be submitted by Oct. 25 for delivery Nov. 9. The school also is selling butter braids. Orders must be submitted by Oct. 25 for delivery Nov. 3. Call the school at 879-1760.

Bereavement group meets Mondays from 5:30 to 7

Mending A Broken Heart, a four-week bereavement group for anyone grieving the death of a loved one, meets from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Mondays through Nov. 1 at the offices of the Visiting Nurse Association. This group is sponsored by the VNA and Hospice. Call Katy Thiel at 879-1632, ext. 33, before attending.

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