News briefs for Oct. 29

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The Boys and Girls Club of Craig has received a $20,000 Daniels Fund grant to assist in the renovation of the gymnasium and to support general operating expenses. The fund was established in 1997 by Bill Daniels, a pioneer in cable TV known for his kindness and generosity to those in need. Club president Pres Askew and his wife, Patti, met Daniels in 1983 and had the opportunity to get to know him during the next several years.
"Bill was an outstanding individual and a great business man. He would be pleased to know that a substantial part of the money Patti and I contributed to help establish our club came from investments we made in some of Bill's cable partnerships in the 1980s. Now the charitable foundation he established is also assisting our community to provide an outstanding facility and programs for our youth," said Askew.
The Boys and Girls Club of Craig was started on June 14 with 70 members and now has more than 250 members. In addition to serving youths of the community, the club makes its building available to a large number of other community President John Allen at 824-6761.

Arthritis sufferers have support group available
The Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Group, led by Gail Severson, is an opportunity for arthritis sufferers to talk with others who understand the condition and its related medicines. The first meeting was Oct. 14, and nine people attended. Severson said those in attendance were grateful to have the support of others with the same condition. The next meeting will be held Nov. 11 at the Holiday Inn of Craig. If you would like to attend, call Gail Severson at 824-0304.


Play day scheduled for elementary school kids
The Boys and Girls Club has scheduled play days for Nov. 5 and 12, inservice days for Craig elementary schools, from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club. There is no charge or registration required for Boys and Girls Club members. Non-members can participate for $10 and will need to register by Wednesday. Registrations received after Wednesday will cost $20. Morning and afternoon snacks will be provided, but children must bring their own lunches. Participants may arrive any time after 7:30 a.m. and must be picked up no later than 6 p.m. Registration forms are available at the Boys and Girls Club building, 1324 E. U.S. Highway 40.
Call 826-0411.
Free ride to polls
on Election Day
As a public service, The Independent Life Center is making its van available to anyone in the Craig area who needs a ride to the polls. Whether or not you have a disability, the ILC will give you a ride to vote on Election Day. Call 826-0833.

Police Department offers tips for Halloween safety
The Craig Police Department reminds parents and children to stay safe this Halloween with the following Halloween safety recommendations:
n Wear light-colored clothing that is short enough to prevent tripping and add reflective tape to the sides, front and back of the costumes.
n Make sure children can see well through facemasks, or use cosmetics instead to create fun or scary faces.
n Adults should accompany young children.
n Go out in daylight and carry a flashlight in case of delay.
n Stay within the neighborhood and only visit homes you know.
n Watch for traffic.
n Only give and accept wrapped or packaged candy.
n Examine all candy before allowing children to eat it.
n Keep costumed children away from pets. The pet may not recognize the child and become frightened.
n Avoid hard plastic or wood props such as daggers or swords.

Business group sponsors gingerbread contest
The Craig Downtown Business Association is sponsoring a Christmas Gingerbread House contest. The entry fee is $5 and includes a board to use as the base of the house. Entry forms, boards and rules are available at KS Kreations and The Kitchen Shop. Entries are to be delivered to Pam Design Interiors on Nov. 27 between 9 and 10 a.m. Judging will be afterward. The houses will then be moved to display locations, where they will remain until Christmas. Call Nadine at 824-8148.

MCHS drivers education classes start Tuesday
Moffat County High School students can now sign up for one of two driver education classes being offered by the high school. The first class starts on Tuesday and the second begins Jan. 4. The cost of the class is $150 and is payable during the first week. Students must be 15 years old by Jan. 10 to take the first class, or by March 31 to take the second class. Classes will meet from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the high school. Sign-up sheets are available in the school's main office. For more information, call Brad Moore at 824-7036, ext. 1220.

Families sought to host exchange students
Pacific Intercultural Exchange is looking for 22 Colorado families to host high school students from various countries beginning in January 2005. The students are between 15 and 18 years old and will attend local high school for one semester. They are prescreened, speak English and look forward to learning about our culture and teaching you about their culture and country. The teens will have medical insurance and their own spending money. Host families are not paid but may be able to claim a $50 a month charitable contribution on their income tax. Call 1-800-894-7633.

Parent's Toolbox support group has begun
"The Parent's Toolbox: How to Enjoy Being a Parent" is a free parent education and support group for parents of children in preschool through elementary grades. The group met Wednesday, and subsequent meetings are scheduled for Dec. 1, Jan. 19, Feb. 23, March 23 and April 20. Call Jennifer Langley at 826-4249.

Veterans will receive diplomas at dinner
High school diplomas will be given to World War II, Korea and Vietnam veterans during a special dinner at the Elks Club on Nov. 13. The dinner, which starts at 6 p.m., is being sponsored by the local VFW, the Ladies Auxiliary and the Elks Club.
Veterans wishing to receive a diploma need to call Johnny Garcia at the Colorado Workforce, at 824-3246, if they have not done so already. RSVP by Thursday to Dora at 824-2251 or Virginia at 824-5868.

Legal fund established for youth Austin Sadvar
A fund has been established to help with legal fees for Austin Sadvar. Those interested in contributing may do so by mailing payment to:
Bank of Colorado
c/o Austin Sadvar
P.O. Box 277
Craig, CO 81626

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