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New rotavirus vaccine available

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering the newly available Rotavirus vaccine. Rotavirus infects children between six and 24 months of age and causes three significant symptoms: high fever, vomiting and diarrhea. The vaccine is given by mouth in three separate doses at two, four and six months of age. The vaccine cannot be given outside of this age range. Children's vaccines are given on a sliding fee scale, and no child will be refused a vaccine because of an inability to pay. Call 879-1632 to make an appointment for your infant.

Library book club seeking new members

Bud Werner Memorial Library's Book Club is encouraging new members to join. The club meets every four to six weeks and is facilitated by Michelle Dover, the library's circulation manager. Visit www.steamboatlibrary.org for a complete list of books to be read and discussed by the book club this year. For more information, call 879-0240.

Arts council needs docent program volunteers

The Steamboat Springs Arts Council is seeking volunteers for its docent program. SSAC docents are trained volunteers who staff The Depot galleries, help interpret and explain exhibits and encourage visitor interaction with the artwork, furthering the mission of the Steamboat Springs Arts Council. They help with unpacking exhibit items, hanging shows and hosting opening receptions. Docents also coordinate the annual Studio Tour and facilitate the "Art for Seniors" program at the Doak Walker Care Center.

Docents are available to lead guided tours of the exhibits to schools and groups if requested. Docents meet monthly for seminars as well as occasional field trips.

Soroco PTA to publish Centennial Cookbook

The Soroco Parent Teacher Organization is publishing a South Routt Centennial Cookbook in celebration of Yampa and Oak Creek's 100th birthdays. Anyone interested in submitting a favorite recipe is encouraged to contact one of the cookbook committee members or drop off the recipe in collection boxes in the South Routt School District administration building, the Yampa and Oak Creek libraries or the Yampa, Phippsburg or Oak Creek post offices. Recipes also can be e-mailed to wpalyo@aol.com.

The cookbook committee members are: Kelly Gates, 638-4475; Wendy Palyo, 736-1013; Dina Murray, 638-4208; Cindy Ashley, 638-0406; Ray Olinger, 638-4457; Wendy Villa, 736-8435; Tami Thurston, 736-8514.

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