News briefs for Aug. 6

A mountain man muzzleloading blanket shoot is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on Aug. 21 at the Bears Ears Sportsman's Club in Craig.
The competition is for muzzleloaders only. Ear and eye protection is required. Period dress is not required, but appreciated. The entry is $5, plus competitors should bring a blanket prize worth $15 to $20.

Bingo night to benefit Interfaith Food bBnk
The majority of Americans generously donate canned foods during the winter holiday season, but most of us forget that the food bank needs a year-round supply of foods in order to serve the needy of our community.
Make plans now to donate to the Interfaith Food Bank and have a great time playing "Canned Food Drive BINGO" on Aug. 13 at the Moffat Fairgrounds picnic shelter from 5:30 to 7 p.m. To play, participants must donate two canned foods per BINGO card. Great prizes will be awarded for each of 12 games. Free root beer floats will also be available, compliments of the Moffat County Clerk and Recorders Office! Arrive early to get a good seat and pick out your winning cards. Call Elisa at the CSU Extension Office at 824-9180.

Morning bowling league seeks women
A Thursday morning bowling leagues seeks women members. The league will start in September after Labor Day. Call Robin at 824-0323.

DOW to donate meat
to eligible recipients
The Colorado Division of Wildlife will donate meat from deer, elk and antelope to eligible participants of the Moffat County Social Services Commodities Program throughout the fall hunting seasons. You may obtain an application for this opportunity from the Moffat County Social Services Department, 595 Breeze St., or call 824-8282.

Senior Energy Summit targets Western slope
Forty-seven thousand seniors on the Western Slope of Colorado are targets for healthier life styles thanks to an award granted to the Western Slope Senior Energy Summit by the Care for Colorado Foundation. The Senior Energy Summit's goal is to help older adults to live healthier, more independent and satisfying lives. Obtaining that goal is the focus of the two-year program planned to start in October.
The Senior Energy Summit will invest a $40,000 award the first year for the education of senior volunteers from Western Slope senior communities. At a Summit training session in Montrose on Oct. 19 through 21, the volunteers will learn from professionals how to effectively guide seniors toward healthier lives, focusing on nutrition, physical activity and mental health. Community members will discuss how volunteering can help seniors as well as communities. These volunteers, to be known as Health Promoters, will return to their communities equipped with the latest knowledge and materials, and motivated to ensure healthier living styles for Western Slope seniors. Recruiting for Health Promoters is going on now. Second year funding is anticipated.
The SES core team members are Athalie "Mac" Neely, RN, Program Director, Mancos; Nancy McMahon, PsyD, Senior Consultant, Denver; Sandy Emerson, RN Health and Human Services, Montrose; Lee R. Bartlett, Region 10 Area Agency on Aging; Nita Purkat, Director, Senior Health Services, Dolores County; Hilda Sykes, Consultnat, Rifle; Karin Stewart, Senior Resource Coordinator, Gunnision County.

Junior livestock sale
set for Aug. 13
The 2004 4-H/FFA Carbon County Junior Livestock Sale will be held at the Carbon County Fairgrounds, in Rawlins, Wyo., on Aug. 13 at 1 p.m. The 2003 buyers honor roll included local buyers City Market, Cook Chevrolet, Craig Ford, Grant Mortuary, Lube Plus in Craig, Snyder and Counts Feed, and Tri State Equipment.

Back-to-school info
ready for Moffat County
The Moffat County School District RE-1 Back to School edition was published in the July 31 edition of the Saturday Morning Press. It contains valuable information for parents of school age children including:
n School calendar
n Start and dismissal times
n School contact information
n Code of conduct
n Immunization requirements
n Much more
If you missed this special edition, call the school administration office at 824-3268 to receive a copy.

Hunter education course offered August 23-27
The Colorado Division of Wildlife will be conducting a hunter education course at the Moffat County CSU Extension Office, 539 Barclay St., from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 23 through Aug. 27. Registration is required. Cost is $10. Firearms will be provided. The facility is handicap accessible and a bilingual interpreter can be provided if needed. Please call in advance if this service is required.
There is no age restriction; however, participants must be old enough to safely handle a weapon and able to pass a written exam to receive their hunter education cards. The primary purpose of the course is to teach safe, responsible firearm handling in the field, in the vehicle and in the home after hunting. In class, students learn about firearms and ammunition. Through hands-on activities and instruction, students also learn firearm safety, shooting fundamentals, firearm and wildlife laws, hunter responsibility, wildlife identification and management, game care and survival.
Even if you don't hunt and just enjoy the outdoors, this class may be for you. Basic skills learned in hunter education can help you take more pleasure in outdoor activities. Survival and other outdoor skills will help prepare you for outdoor emergencies. Non-hunters are always welcome to take the hunter education courses. Call the Craig DOW Sportsman Information Center 824-3046 or 272-3238.

Great Kid Prize drawing
winners named
Craig Police Department announced the following winners of the Operation Great Kid prize drawing held at the National Night Out event Tuesday evening at Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers on West Victory Way.
The winner of the grand prize drawing, sponsored by Black Mountain Glass, was Jordan McLeslie. Jordan won a brand-new BMX bike and helmet. There were 80 prizes, worth more than a total of $1,000 awarded throughout the night.
The following children won prizes in the Operation Great Kid drawing and need to contact the Craig Police Department at 826-2360 or simply stop by the Public Safety Center, 800 W. First Street, Suite 300, to pick up their prize: A.J. Stoffle, Riley O'Leary, Mitchell Floyd, Trenna Kaiser, Abigail Gonzales, Spencer Rice, Jacqueline Green, Laura Secules, Kelly Knez, Connor Knez, Aleah Wilson, D.J. McKnight, Hilton Smith, Alexandria Cruz, Heather Cruz, Derek Powers, Kaden Hafey, Trace Fallon, Ryan Secules, Tyler Gerber, Ethan Powers, Tyler Gonzales, Anastasia Cruz, Jeremy Ogden, Katie Rice, Vana Steele, Rhiannon Miller, Ryan Zimmerman, Adam Foster, Dario Georgiou, Jovanna Powers, Michael Green, Zachary Hansen, Daniel Green, Ariah Wilson, Alyssa Zimmerman, John Kirk, Katie Knez.

A heartfelt thank you goes out from Craig Police Department for all those who participated and all those who sponsored the event.

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