News briefs for Sept. 16

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A Habitat for Humanity meeting is scheduled for Sunday at 3 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 630 Green St. in Craig. The film, "Briars in the Cotton Patch," which explores the story of the Koinonia Farm, a community in rural Georgia founded on principles of nonviolence and the Christian faith will be shown. Millard Fuller, founder of Habitat for Humanity, derived much of his inspiration for the program from attending a retreat there. For more than 25 years, Habitat for Humanity has helped low-income families reach their dreams of a place to call home. Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Habitat constructs and rehabilitates simple, decent houses with the help of the homeowner-partner families. Homeowners and volunteers build the houses under trained supervision. Habitat houses are sold to these families at no profit and financed with affordable, no-interest loans. The homeowners' monthly mortgage payments are used to build even more Habitat houses. Currently, More than 175,000 houses have been built, and 900,000 people now live in safe, decent, Habitat Houses. For more information on the meeting call Pastor Dave Barnes at 824-6836.

Volunteers sought for
crisis support services
Advocates -- Crisis Support Services is looking for on-call hotline volunteers for the domestic violence and sexual assault program. Forty hours of training is required and will start Oct. 4. If you are someone who wants to make a difference, Call Karen at 824-9709.

Lead-poisoning workshop offered by Sunrise Kids
Sunrise Kids, LLC, Preschool and Child Care is hosting a free workshop to address the dangers and prevention of childhood lead poisoning from 7 to 8 p.m. Oct 5, at 700 School St. David Willer, environmental protection specialist with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, will speak on the symptoms of lead poisoning, its effects over time and prevention measures.
Children are more vulnerable to lead poisoning than adults, and it is estimated that as many as one in every classroom has elevated blood lead levels. Lead poisoning can cause learning disabilities and behavioral problems. At very high levels, seizures, coma and even death can result. There is evidence that effects may persist beyond childhood. The good news is lead poisoning is entirely preventable. To learn how to prevent lead poisoning, attend the workshop. Call 824-9307.

Homemakers' club host dance Saturday
The Brown's Hole Homemakers' Club is hosting a dance at Lodore Hall in Brown's Park on Saturday. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the dance is scheduled for 6 p.m. All ages are welcome. Music will be provided by the Blue Mountain Bluegrass Band. The dance is free to the community and hot dogs, chips, beverage and dessert will be available for $4. This is a no-alcohol event. There will be drawings for a hand-quilted queen-size quilt, cookbooks and handmade craft items. Directions to Lodore Hall are: take U.S. Highway 40 West, turn onto Colorado Highway 318 to Brown's Park and drive 50 miles west to Lodore Hall. This fund-raiser will help provide money for school maintenance. Call 269-3000.

Craig Gun and Sport Show coming in October
The Craig Gun and Sport Show is Oct. 2 and Oct. 3 at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion, 702 E. Victory Way.
The event is sponsored by the Bears Ears Sportsman club of Craig, and will feature expanded exhibits on guns and ammunition, cowboy and Indian stuff, military items, coins, knives, holsters and cases, reloading supplies and more.
Admission is $2. Children younger than 12 are free if accompanied by parents. The event is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 2 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 3.
For table reservations, call Jake Garcia at 824-8376, Chuck Woods at 824-1777 or Kevin Schnider at 826-2665.
Craig Rotary Club needs houses for holiday tour
The Craig Rotary Club is looking for five homes to be showcased during the annual Holiday Home Tour fund-raiser. This year's tour will be from noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 11. Home Tour homes should have unique, elaborate or other otherwise appealing decorations in the holiday spirit.
This is an opportunity for members of the community to view homes, get ideas for their homes and see what others are doing for the holidays.
Participants will have a Rotary member host who will be sure that visiting guests treat the homes with care.
Call Penny Krump at 824-6130.

Church offers 'Secrets of the Vine' video series
Have you ever wanted to know what "good works" or "gifts" are? First Congregational Church will begin offering "The Secrets of the Vine" and "The Life God Rewards" video series by Bruce Wilkinson, author of "The Prayer of Jabez".
The "Secrets of the Vine" series will begin at 6 p.m. Oct. 11 and "The Life God Rewards" will begin at 6 p.m. Oct 12. These are eight-week courses. Call 824-6836 or 824-4266 to sign up for the classes.

Funds available for
mammograms, treatment
The Yampa Valley Breast Cancer Awareness Project has funds available through the end of the year to help pay for mammograms or breast cancer treatment for women who cannot afford such services. Call 879-1632.

Fourth annual Golden Leaf Festival is coming
The Downtown Business Association is organizing the fourth annual Golden Leaf Festival to celebrate the arrival of fall in the Yampa Valley. The festival is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 25.

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