News briefs for Oct. 7

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The Community Networking Group in Rangely is hosting a presentation by Russell George, executive director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources.
This meeting will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at Colorado Northwestern Community College in the Weiss Center Colorado Room on the Rangely campus.
George will be speaking on topics relative to water issues affecting all of Colorado and specifically for users of the Yampa and White River water basin.
A sandwich buffet lunch will be served for $10 a person and is payable at the door. RSVP by Tuesday to Becky Dubbert at 675-3202 or by e-mail at tbecky.dubbert@cncc.edu.

Nickelodeon Play Day scheduled for Monday
The Boys and Girls Club of Craig, along with Grand Futures, the CSU Extension office, Partners and the Craig Police Department, is hosting a Play Day at Craig Intermediate School from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday.
Children in first through sixth grades are welcome to attend; registration must be completed. A morning and afternoon snack will be provided, but lunches are the responsibility of parents. Registrations will not be accepted the day of the event. Play Day is free to all members of the Boys and Girls Club and $10 for nonmembers.
To register for the Nickelodeon Play Day, or to become a member of the Boys and Girls Club, come by the Boys and Girls Club building at 1324 E. U.S. Highway 40, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m Monday through Friday, or stop in at East Elementary from 3 to 6 p.m. Registrations must be received by Friday.
Call the Boys and Girls Club at 826-0411.

Foundation will give 10 trees to new members
Ten autumn classics trees will be given to each person who joins the National Arbor Day Foundation during October. The free trees are part of the nonprofit Trees for America campaign and will be shipped between Nov. 1 and Dec. 10 with enclosed planting instructions. The six- to 12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow, or they will be replaced free of charge. The set will include two sugar maples, two red maples, a scarlet oak, sweetgum, red oak, silver maple, white dogwood and Washington hawthorn. To receive the free trees, send a $10 membership contribution to Autumn Classic Trees, National Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410, by Oct. 31. You also can join online at arborday.org.

VNA awarded funds to help Medicare patients
The Visiting Nurse Association was awarded funds this week to assist Craig-area Medicare beneficiaries with limited incomes. Beneficiaries can now enroll in the new Medicare-approved prescription drug discount card program and $600 prescription drug credit. This award is part of an unprecedented outreach effort launched by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services along with hundreds of organizations across the nation.
VNA provides a wide range of services including prenatal care, women's wellness exams, immunizations, homecare, hospice and the WIC Nutrition Program. The VNA plans to conduct outreach activities during the next few months including presentations to the resident councils at Sunset Meadows and at the VFW dinner in November.
Call Debby Henkens, director of community care, at 824-8233.
Love INC needs
church volunteers
Love INC is looking for church volunteers to answer phone calls from people in need twice each month. Shifts are from 2 to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at the Love INC Clearinghouse. Training and supervision will be provided. Call the business office at 526-4400 or 826-0234.

Special Olympics
group recipe fund-raiser
Send in your favorite recipes to appear in a book that should be available for Christmas. The deadline is Oct. 18. Cookbooks, which will cost between $8 and $10, will be available for sale during the craft fair in December and at local grocery stores. Enter as many recipes as you wish. Send hard copies (preferred) to Bonnie Dalton, 405 Hawthorn St., Craig, 81625 or Cheryl Chase, 630 Hockett Circle, Craig, 81625. You also can e-mail recipes to bdaltongang@yahoo.com or granno56@yahoo.com. Businesses interested in helping to sell the cookbooks should call Bonnie at 824-0222, or call 824-2258.

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