Briefs for June 29


The Moffat County High School girls soccer team will hold a camp from 9 a.m. to noon July 5 through July 9. The cost is $45 per person. All players entering ninth through the 12th grades in the upcoming school year who are considering playing for the varsity team are encouraged to attend the camp. Coaches for the camp are with the Tetrabrazil Soccer Academy. Call Coach Lori Smith at 824-9364 for more information or to sign up.

Police don't support fund-raising effort
The Colorado Police Protective Association is in the process of fund-raising via telephone solicitation in Craig. The Craig Police Department is not affiliated with this organization and monies collected do not benefit local law enforcement. The Craig Police Department does not support this collection effort.

Program offers help to drought- stricken farmers
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency has approved funidng for six Colorado counties, including Moffat, in the Emergency Conservation Program.
In response to drought conditions severely impacting the state's agricultural producers, the FSA has announced two measures EC6 and EC7 through the Emergency Conservation Program to provide relief. The ECP allocates money to producers in approved counties who need to seek alternative water sources for livestock.
The ECP reimburses producers for a portion of costs to establish a water source for their livestock under EC6. Cost-sharing is authorized for constructing or deepening wells, developing springs, purchasing water troughs, or constructing a pipeline to an alternative water source.
The state also will allow reimbursement of expenses associated with hauling water for livestock use. FSA will fund 75 percent of the cost to install wells and pipelines and 75 percent of the cost to develop a spring or purchase a water trough. Cost sharing for transporting water is established at $32 per hour.
ECP applications are accepted in FSA county offices through Aug. 9 and emergency loan applications must be received by July 21. For more information. call 824-8314.

Children's summer
theater signup
Children ages 5 to 14 are sought to participate in a play, "Jack and the Beanstalk." This weeklong camp will produce a full-scale play with children as cast members.
Bob Woolsey of Boulder will be the director. He is an acting teacher, acting coach and independent filmmaker with more than 30 years of acting experience. There will be auditions for specific parts, rehearsals and a finished performance for the community. Children will be involved in painting scenery, costumes, props, makeup and some technical aspects of the production. All children participating will have lines.
Children will receive T-shirts to commemorate their participation in the camp. Actors will need to bring a sack lunch and wear sunscreen every day. There are limited costumes available. Actors may be asked to provide their own costumes.
The camp is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 26 through July 30. The fee is $125. Scholarships may be available. To register, call 826-2004.

Luau planned for the Class of 1994
The class reunion for 1994 Moffat County High School graduates will be on Aug. 6 and 7. The event is called the "Where Are You Now Luau." Call Marci Monimoto at 824-6820, Cameron Truce, at 824-0319 or Jaime Shultz at 824-5578.

Clinical pastoral care
seminar set for July 8
A clinical pastoral education information sharing seminar will be at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 657 Green St. in Craig on July 8.
Rev. Foy Richey, president of Rocky Mountain Pastoral Care and Training Associates, an ACPE-CPSP accredited pastoral care organization, will host the seminar. The purpose of the information-sharing seminar will be to give an overview of clinical pastoral education, which is a graduate theological class teaching the arts and skills of pastoral and spiritual care. Six to seven students will be chosen to participate in the first training group which will be conducted on a monthly basis for nine months with trainees bringing to the seminar experiences of community-based and church ministries for which pastoral supervision and supportive learning will be offered.
Graduate theological education credit may be obtained for this training for those enrolled in graduate seminary or theological education training. For more information call F. Neil Folks at 824-0312 or Foy Richey at 303-797-1389.

Hot lunches available for senior citizens
Sunset Meadows provides a hot lunch to senior citizens 62 or older. The lunches can be delivered to the home or eaten at the dining room. The lunch is $2.50 if delivered or $2.25 if eaten in the dining room of Sunset Meadows 1. Call 824-3911.

Craig Head Start
Craig Head Start Preschool is accepting applications for the 2004-05 program year. Children who will be 3 or 4 years old on or before Aug. 31 are eligible. Call Angie at 824-5716.

Craig Rotary Club seeks host families
The Craig Rotary Club is seeking qualified host families for a Rotary Youth Exchange student from Ecuador. Host families will be asked to provide a home for the student for a three-month period of time specified by the host family and the Rotary liaison.
The student will arrive in Craig in August and will depart in the summer of 2005. Host families will be asked to provide a safe and supervised environment, and to include the exchange student in as many activities and family plans as possible. Students will have their own monthly spending allowance, but will depend upon the host family for some basic daily needs.
To be a part of this unique and rewarding experience or for more information, call youth exchange coordinator Bob Johnson at 824-3258.

Computer teachers,
consultants wanted
The Independent Life Center is seeking volunteer computer teachers and consultants to work with people with disabilities. Call Evelyn at 826-0833.

West Nile virus
information available
Denver Health's Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center has contracted with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to staff an information line about West Nile virus in Colorado. The toll-free line, called COHELP, is 1-877-462-2911. The line is staffed by trained professionals and is open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

The Great Race coming to Craig today
The Great Race 2004 is a 4,000-mile odyssey from Jacksonville, Fla., to Monterey, Calif. The race features a $3 million collection of vintage cars including a 1917 Hudson Indy car, 1934 Ford Indy car, 1925 Pierce Arrow, 1953 Corvette and 1925 Rickenbacker. Race vehicles will be on public display during the Official Pit Stop today in Craig. Yampa Avenue will be closed between Fifth and Sixth streets to host the Great Race vehicles. There will be a pancake breakfast at 7:30 a.m. at Alice Pleasant Park located between Fifth and Sixth streets. Entertainment will be provided by Jori Hollenbeck. The Memorial Hospital also is hosting an official Bike-to-Work Day today.

Demolition derby coming to Moffat County Fair
The Demolition Derby Racing Association will host a demolition derby at the Moffat County Fairgrounds on Aug.14. Early registration is recommended.
Rule packets may be obtained from the CSU Cooperative Extension Office at 539 Barclay St. in Craig, and at the Craig Daily Press, 466 Yampa Ave., or by calling the DDRA, P.O. Box 337012, Greeley, CO 80634. For rule clarifications, call Roger at (970) 351-7531.
This is a limited weld class with a guaranteed purse of $4,000. Call the Moffat County Fair Office at 824-9180.

Submit briefs to Andy Smith at 466 Yampa Ave., Craig, CO 81625. Call 824-7031, fax 824-6810 or e-mail

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