News briefs for April 18

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Do you have a friend or relative serving in the military? If so, please let us know. The Craig Daily Press is preparing for its annual Hometown Heroes picnic and we would like to recognize all of the active-duty servicemen and women from Moffat County, Rio Blanco County, western Routt County and Carbon County, Wyo.
Simply send us the name of the servicemen or women, their hometowns, their ranks, the branches of the military in which they are serving, the military installations to which they are assigned and information about where they are serving.
Send your replies to Andy Smith, editor, Craig Daily Press, 466 Yampa Ave., Craig CO 81625, e-mail asmith@craigdailypress.com. or call 824-7031. The Hometown Heroes picnic will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 21 at City Park in Craig.

Volunteer for BGCCadvisory committee
The Boys & Girls Club is looking for volunteers to serve on a program advisory committee.The committee will meet for the first time at 6 pm. Thursday. The meeting will be at the Boys & Girls Club and will take about one hour. The purpose of the meeting is to review programs offered through the club and explore other programs. Call Robert Winn at 826-0411.

Social Securityworkshop is April 25
The Independent Life Center is hosting a free Social Security workshop from 8:30 a.m to 5 p.m. April 25. David Nelson, Western Colorado benefits planner, will be the presenter.
Topics of discussion will include the difference between Social Security benefits, Medicade and Medicare, along with discussion about being turned down for benefits.
Nelson will also be available for private appointments on from 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 25 and from 8:30 a.m. to noon April 26.
Seating for the workshop is limited.
R.S.V.P. at 826-0833.

Rotary Club offers leadership training
The Craig Rotary Club is offering two all-expenses-paid five-day leadership trainings this summer for Craig youths. These programs are action-packed, fun-filled adventures that help build confidence and leadership skills.
Young Rotary Youth Leadership Awards camp will be held Aug. 1 to 5 at the Ponderosa Retreat Center in Larkspur. This camp is for current seventh-graders who are interested in making new friends and want to become better leaders.
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards camp is July 31 to Aug. 5 at the YMCA Conference Center in Estes Park. This conference is for current 10th- or 11th-graders who want to participate in team building, motivational speakers, exchange of ideas and leadership development.
Call Kathy Bockelman at Craig Middle School at 824-3289, Paula Duzik at the high school at 824-7036 or Rotarian Marilyn Bouldin at 824-5459. The deadline to apply is April 29.

Chinese acrobats perform at high school
The next performance of the Community Concert for the 2004-2005 season is the Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats.
They will perform at at 7:30 p.m. today in the Moffat County High School auditorium.

BGCC dodgeball league practice is Tuesday
Practice is from 5:30 to 7 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. Call Mike Fraher at 826-0411.

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