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Class set on weed control

Win the battle of the weeds with the best tools and techniques in weed control by attending the next class in the Yard and Garden Series, Managing Weeds. Topics covered: Best time to eradicate weeds based on their life cycle; choosing the correct type of herbicide; how to apply herbicides, and cultural controls in the home landscape.

The class will be held Feb. 18 from 6-8 p.m. at CSU Extension/Pueblo County, 701 Court St., second floor. Cost is $15 per person or $25 per couple sharing materials.

Payment (cash or check only) is due at the time of registration and must be received at the extension office no later than Feb. 11.

For additional information call 719-583-6566 or visit our office.

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Potluck for

seniors

Pueblo and Pueblo West Senior/Retirees will love to have you share our good times and excellent food at our monthly potluck luncheon, Feb 13th, 11:45 to 1:45, at the Pueblo West Memorial Recreational Center.

Plan your covered dish or dessert to share. Please bring your own table service as well. Coffee and tea will be provided.

Directions to the center; two signs on Joe Martinez Boulevard will alert you to Byrd Street. Turn south on Byrd and east to 230 E George Drive, Pueblo West.

For information call 719-696-9447 (membership committee)

Guests are always welcome.

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PW Women’s League

The Pueblo West Women’s League will host its monthly luncheon meeting on Tuesday.

Please arrive at 11:15 a.m. for sign-in; lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. at Gabby’s Diner and Catering. Lunch is $10 for members and guests.

Guest will be Brad Davidson, Pueblo West Fire and Rescue.

The PWWL is a nonprofit organization that uses the funds for needed causes in Pueblo West. If you are interested in getting involved in the community and making new friends, please come for lunch as a guest and get acquainted.

For more information, please e-mail PWWLinfo@gmail.com or follow on Facebook.

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Volunteer programs

Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for three of our volunteer programs.

If your New Year’s Resolution was to get more involved in the Pueblo Community, to give back, or to make a real difference in the lives of others, volunteering may be just what you are looking for: 

• Courier Details and Requirements. For more than 14 years, the Sheriff’s Office Volunteer Couriers have provided daily delivery service to the Sheriff’s Office and related criminal justice agencies. 

Aside from the background and driving record checks, the applicants must have the ability to comfortably walk one mile. 

Applications are available at the Sheriff’s Pueblo West Substation, 320 E. Joe Martinez Blvd., and Emergency Services Bureau, 320 10th St. B-1 (Judicial Building basement) in Pueblo. 

For more information, call Sherri Herrera 583-6204 or John Parmenter 647-0547.

• ACOVA Details and Requirements. Since 1991, ACOVA has been committed to ensuring the rights of victims.

They work to offer support to victims of crime by directing them to the appropriate resources and being there for Pueblo County citizens and guests in times of crisis. 

Volunteers are required to participate in an extensive training program and are expected to be available as on-call support a minimum of two 24-hour periods each month.

For more information, call Jan Curtis 553-2490 or Jennifer Olmstead 553-2460.

• Fire, Dive, Search & Rescue Details and Requirements.

These three specialty team members must commit to training, drills, and responses throughout Pueblo County and offer assistance to other jurisdictions.

Volunteers often work under highly stressful conditions therefore must be safety oriented, composed under pressure, and possess solid communication skills.    

Minimum age for any applicant is 18. 

A high school diploma or GED is required. 

All applicants are subject to criminal background check, drug screening, and must have a clean driving record.

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Oil and acrylic painting classes

Pueblo artist Tony Pachak will Photo contest

The Southern Colorado Photography Society and the InfoZone News Museum at the Robert Hoag Rawlings Public Library will accept entries for its co-sponsored 2014 Annual Photography Show on Jan. 11, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Rawlings Library, 100 E. Abriendo Ave., fourth floor, InfoZone News Museum.

This show will be judged by Chris McLean, Pueblo Chieftain photographer.

Categories for this show are professional color, professional black and white, non-professional color, non-professional black and white and student (under 19 years of age).

A maximum entry per person is two.

Entry fees are $8 per entry for Southern Colorado Photography Society members; $9 per entry for non-members; and $5 per entry for students.

Maximum outside frame size is 22”x30” with gallery wraps acceptable.

All entries must be ready to hang with wire on the back.

For more information and entry forms, please email socolophoto@gmail.com.

To find out more about the Society, follow on Facebook at Southern Colorado Photography Society.

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Singing

valentines

The Arkansas River Chorus will be sending quartets into the community to sing harmonious love songs to sweethearts on Valentines Day (Feb. 14) and on Feb. 15.

The songs, a flower bouquet and card will leave a lasting impression on unsuspecting sweethearts.

Cost of the singing valentine is $40 and will be used to promote vocal music programs in the area. Credit cards are accepted for an additional $3.

For additional information, call 543-1906.

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Washington DC Trip

There is still time to register for a trip to Washington D.C. that will take place June 12-15.

The trip is arranged by School Tours of America and is a great experience for students, siblings and parents.

For more information, call Skyview Middle School at 547-1175.

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Liberty Action Group

The Liberty Action Group is hosting a meeting at 6 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Pueblo West Library.

Social time begins at 5:30 p.m.

Steve Hasler will be speaking about the militarization of the police. He served 18 years as police chief stateside, and has many years experience in law enforcement internationally. Steve is a Constitutionalist and strong supporter of the Bill of Rights.

He is also a Republican candidate for Sheriff in the upcoming election.

For more information, click on the website at www.libertyactiongroup.com or email info@libertyactiongroup.com.

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‘A spectacle’

Cup & Bowl Ceramic Art Studio and Gallery, 116 Midway Ave., Pueblo, will feature Kayla Fisher in “A Spectacle,” First Friday Art Walk from 5 to 8 p.m Feb. 7.

Also this night, “Glaze, Fire and Go” enables visitors to glaze a pottery piece, have it Raku fired that night, and take it home.

Cup & Bowl is on the VanGO Art Shuttle drop-off for First Friday.

Visit puebloarts.org for a VanGO route map.

For more information on any Cup & Bowl events or classes, please email infocupandbowl@gmail.com, visit cupandbowl.org, call 719-404-3469 or follow on Facebook.

Cup & Bowl Gallery is always open free to the public, Wednesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Art reception

The Southern Colorado Photography Society and the InfoZone News Museum at the Robert Hoag Rawlings Public Library will co-sponsor an opening reception for the 2014 Annual Photography Show on First Friday Art Walk from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Rawlings Library, 100 E. Abriendo Ave., fourth floor, InfoZone News Museum.

This year’s show was judged by Chris McLean, Pueblo Chieftain photographer.

The awards for this show will be presented at 6 p.m.

The event is free.

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Retired RVers monthly meeting

Retired RVers who may be interested in an RV club are invited to attend a monthly luncheon meeting about the club by calling 547-7537.

From April through October, the RV club holds a monthly weekend camp-out and during the winter, a monthly luncheon.

For more information, call 547-7537.

tary refreshments.

For more information, please email socolophoto@gmail.com or follow on Facebook at Southern Colorado Photography Society. The show will run to Feb. 21.

InfoZone News Museum hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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Volunteer couriers needed

For more than 14 years, the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office Volunteer Couriers have provided daily delivery service to the Sheriff’s Office and related criminal justice agencies. 

Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office is currently accepting applications for its volunteer courier program.

Applicants are subject to criminal background and driving records investigation and must have the ability to comfortably walk one mile. 

Applications are available at the Sheriff’s Pueblo West Substation, 320 E. Joe Martinez Blvd., and Emergency Services Bureau, 320 10th St. B-1 (Judicial Building basement) in Pueblo. 

For more information, call Sherri Herrera at 583-6204 or John Parmenter at 647-0547.

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Women’s league luncheon set

The Pueblo West Women’s League will host its monthly luncheon meeting on Jan. 14. at 11:15 a.m. at Gabby’s Diner and Catering. 

Lunch is $10 for members and guests. 

Guest will be Jack Johnson, manager, Pueblo West Metropolitan District.

The women’s league is a nonprofit organization that uses the funds for needed causes in Pueblo West.

If you are interested in getting involved in the community and making new friends, come for lunch as a guest and get acquainted.

For more information, please email PWWLinfo@gmail.com or follow on Facebook.

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Thursday Cruisers

The Thursday night cruiser rides officially ended in October with colder weather and shorter days. 

But at least two cyclists are still meeting to ride if anyone is interested. 

You are welcome to join Tim and Anthony who continue to meet at Bingo Buger at 6 p.m. and ride an hour or so.

They tend to swing by Bingo Burger around 6:30 p.m. to see if any others come to join a bit later. 

For more information, click on the website at www.activepueblo.net.

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Compassion food bank

The Compassion Food Bank is open every first Thursday of every month from noon to 4 p.m. at the Pueblo west Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 5812, 127 E. Spaulding Ave.

This is available to anyone.

The VFW requests a $15 donation to help cover the cost of the truck, as well as fuel.

For more information, call 547-2770.

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Kingdom training

Kingdom Training Center is offering training every Thursday night at 7 p.m. in Kingdom Dimensions and Expressions of the Tabernacle, 30, 60 and 100 Fold Revelational Truths at 5 Fold Training and Equipping Center, 2601 N. Elizabeth in Pueblo.

For more information, call 271-2792.

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Retired RVers monthly meeting

Retired RVers who may be interested in an RV club are invited to attend a monthly luncheon meeting about the club by calling 547-7537.

From April through October, the RV club holds a monthly weekend camp-out and during the winter, a monthly luncheon.

For more information, call 547-7537.

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Photo contest

The Southern Colorado Photography Society and the InfoZone News Museum at the Robert Hoag Rawlings Public Library will accept entries for its co-sponsored 2014 Annual Photography Show on Jan. 11, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Rawlings Library, 100 E. Abriendo Ave., fourth floor, InfoZone News Museum.

This show will be judged by Chris McLean, Pueblo Chieftain photographer.

Categories for this show are professional color, professional black and white, non-professional color, non-professional black and white and student (under 19 years of age).

A maximum entry per person is two.

Entry fees are $8 per entry for Southern Colorado Photography Society members; $9 per entry for non-members; and $5 per entry for students.

Maximum outside frame size is 22”x30” with gallery wraps acceptable.

All entries must be ready to hang with wire on the back.

For more information and entry forms, please email socolophoto@gmail.com.

To find out more about the Society, follow on Facebook at Southern Colorado Photography Society.

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Colorado Master Gardener course

Attention all gardeners: Are you looking for the latest information on soil, insects, weed management?

The most effective way of planting and pruning trees and shrubs or how to grow more productive vegetables?

Colorado State University Extensions Office-Pueblo is offering a day time Colorado master gardener training course Thursdays beginning Jan. 23 through March 27.

For application and details, contact 583-6566 or http://pueblo.colostate edu.

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Mystery book club meetings

The Pueblo West Mystery Book Club meets the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Pueblo West Library.

For more information, call Judi at 225-3039.

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PW book club meets

The Pueblo West Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. the last Monday of each month at the Pueblo West Library, 298 Joe Martinez Blvd.

All interested adults are welcome.

Call 547-4247 for more information.

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Toastmasters meeting slated

The Pueblo Toastmaster Club No. 795 meets on the second and fourth Monday of the month at 6:15 p.m. at the Security Service Federal Credit Union, 310 E. Abriendo Ave., in Pueblo.

All interested parties are welcome to attend.

The Toastmasters Club offers an educational program to enhance your public speaking and communications skills.

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Weavers meeting slated

Join the Pueblo West Swedish Weavers from 10 to noon Mondays at the Pueblo West Library. 

All Swedish Weavers welcome, as well as those interested in learning this wonderful type of needle work. 

For more information, call Cathy at 925-817-8297.

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Ladies Auxiliary Third Thursday

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5812 will be hosting third Thursday dinners from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the VFW, 127 E. Spaulding Ave., in Pueblo West.

The menus vary each month, as well as price.

The public is welcome.

All meals go toward projects supported by the Veterans of Foreign Wars for veterans.

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New VFW men’s auxiliary slated

The newly formed Veterans of ForeignWars Men’s Auxiliary will meet at 10 a.m. the second Saturday of the month at the VFW, 127 E. Spaulding Ave.

Membership in the men’s auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars shall be limited to husbands, widowers, fathers, grandfathers, sons, grandsons, brothers, half-brothers who attaines that status prior to age 16 or persons who were or are eligible for membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.

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VFW meeting change

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5812 of Pueblo West have changed their meeting day and time to the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the VFW hall located at 127 E. Spaulding Ave. in Pueblo West.

All qualified veterans are invited to join and take part in helping fellow vets and enriching our Pueblo West community.

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Retired RVers monthly meeting

Retired RVers who may be interested in an RV club are invited to attend a monthly luncheon meeting about the club by calling 547-7537.

From April through October, the RV club holds a monthly weekend camp-out and during the winter, a monthly luncheon.

For more information, call 547-7537.

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Al-Anon family group starts

A second Al-Anon family group has started in Pueblo West.

The group meets from 7 to 8 p.m. every Sunday at SonRise Church, 421 E. Spaulding Ave, Room 115.

For more information, call 547-9589.

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Donations sought

Five months after the Black Forest Fire, families who have lost their homes face a new challenge, winter.

Black Forest Crosses for Losses is collecting winter items for the people who are living in camps on their land where they once had a home. 

Donations are needed to help these families who lost everything get thru the cold weather.  Donations are needed for cloths, coats, hats, gloves, boots, especially for men. 

Clayton Homes is at 3912 N. Freeway Road (Interstate 25 and U.S. Highway 50) next to UHaul, open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

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Kingdom training

Kingdom Training Center is offering training every Thursday night at 7 p.m. in Kingdom Dimensions and Expressions of the Tabernacle, 30, 60 and 100 Fold Revelational Truths at 5 Fold Training and Equipping Center, 2601 N. Elizabeth in Pueblo.

For more information, call 271-2792.

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Horse 4-H program

The Pueblo West Twisters horse group are looking for new members for the upcoming 4-H year.

Kids ages 8-18 that would like to participate with a horse project are encouraged to join us.

The 4-H offers horse programs for halter, western, English, ranch and gymkhana.

There are various levels from beginner (walk-trot) to experienced riders.

The object is to learn and gain confidence.

For more information, contact Ammie Thomas at 225-9961 or ammie@ammiethomas.com

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Civil Air Patrol meets

The Civil Air Patrol — Pueblo Eagles Composite Squadron, meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Colorado National Guard Armory, 1215 Acero St., in Pueblo.

The meetings are for youth ages 12 to 18 and adults.

For more information, call Captain Shad Brown at 250-0887 or click on the website at www.puebloeagles.us

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