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Flu shots available

for high-risk veterans

The VA Roseburg Healthcare System is offering flu shots for veterans who meet the expanded high-risk criteria for vaccination.

That includes veterans who are: 50 or older; have a chronic underlying medical condition; work out of home as a caregiver for someone in a high-priority group; living with someone in one of the high-priority groups; are pregnant; or live in a nursing home.

To schedule a flu shot, call the Eugene VA Clinic at 607-7403 or the VA Flu Phone at (541) 440-1313 or (800) 549-8387, Ext. 41313.

Alzheimer's Association resumes spotlight series

The Alzheimer's Association, Cascade-Coast office, will begin its second season of "Spotlight on Alzheimer's," a monthly series of live, dramatic sketches that illustrate issues facing people with the disease and their loved ones.

Starting Wednesday, the programs will be presented at 2 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month through July at First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive St..

The sketches feature actors who portray what people with Alzheimer's and their families may experience, along with helpful information and care-giving tips. The program is made possible by a grant from the Chambers Family Foundation.

The programs are open to the public, though a $5 donation will be requested. Refreshments will be served. For additional information, call 345-8392.

Springfield schools chief to discuss federal law

Nancy Golden, superintendent to the Springfield School District, will be the keynote speaker Jan. 15 at a public meeting sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Lane County.

Golden will discuss the No Child Left Behind Act and its impact on students, teachers and schools in Lane County.

The program will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mallard Banquet Hall, First Avenue and Madison Street.

Shirley Burrus, principal at Creswell Middle School, Judy Wenger, a teacher at Roosevelt Middle School, and Ann Burgess, a teacher at Prairie Mountain Elementary School in the Bethel School District, will share their perspective of what must be done to comply with the standards of the act.

Following lunch, all presenters will discuss the challenges and benefits they and their students face in complying with the law. The presenters also will respond to questions from the audience.

People wishing to have the $12 lunch should register by Monday at the league office, 81 E. 14th Ave., Eugene. Preregistration for attending only the meeting is encouraged.

For additional information, contact the League office at 343-7917.

City Club to address

River Road, Santa Clara

River Road and Santa Clara, past and present, will be the topic at the Friday meeting of the City Club of Eugene.

Assistant City Manager Jim Carlson will discuss the area's history, from its dairy farm roots to today's fast-growing suburbia.

Area experts Julie Fischer and Ann Vaughn will summarize the conclusions of their landmark 2002 urban services study and explain how residents perceive their relationship with Eugene.

The meeting at the Hilton Eugene begins at 11:50 a.m. The public is welcome; admission is $3.

A follow-up discussion at 5:05 p.m. Tuesday will be at Cafe Paradiso, Broadway and Olive Street.

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