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Posted on October 15 2009, 11:09am by Mark Esper in Local News category

The Silverton Youth Center offers a warm thanks to sponsors Lucy
and Bill of Natalia’s for hosting the Oct. 10 SYC fundraiser. It was a
great success. Students from left are: Allison Roberts, Corwin Coates,
Zack Vinson, Sergio Dozal, Caleb Vinson, Julian Roberts, Marley
Roberts, Shelby (guest), James Miller, Andrea Dozal, Edgar, Nikole
Aiken, Alex Gallegos, Savannah Baker.
 
 
Farewell get-together for Loretta St. George at Brown Bear Sunday
The Brown Bear Cafe will be hosting a farewell get-together in honor of Loretta St. George on Sunday, Oct. 18 from 6-8 p.m. 
The community is invited to thank Loretta for her many years of service to the community and to wish her well, as she will be joining her husband Kyle in Dubai. Ors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served.
 
 
Silverton Chamber elects new officers
The Silverton Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors elected the following officers at its Oct. 5 meeting: president, Pam Welty; vice president, Dean Mize, and secretary/treasurer, Melissa Gillon.
 
Swine flu vaccine arrives in Silverton
San Juan County’s supply of H1N1 flu vaccine arrived in Silverton on Tuesday and on Wednesday, Oct. 14, vaccinations were given to preschoolers and to students at Silverton School.
County Public Health Service Director Terri Brokering said the county received 100 injectable vaccines and 100 nasal versions of the vaccine for the swine flu. She noted no cases of swine flu have yet been reported in San Juan County.
The plan is to vaccinate high-risk persons next week. Those include children, pregnant women, emergency health care providers and parents of children under 6 months of age.
Brokering said people in those groups, or others wanting to get the swine flu vaccine, should contact the public health office in the Miners Union Hospital at 387-0242.
“We hope to get as many of those people as we can vaccinated by the end of next week,” Brokering said.
Brokering there should be plenty of vaccine left after covering the high-risk group to vaccinate others in the county.
Meanwhile, Brokering said 110 doses of the seasonal flu vaccine have been given out by the county health service, and 10 doses remained as of Wednesday.
 
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