News briefs for April 19

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Just because the dance ends doesn't mean the fun does. A group of parents has been working to plan an after-prom party that no student will want to miss.
There will be blackjack and Texas Hold-'Em poker, Xbox competitions and foosball games as well as breakfast donated by Pat's Roosterante and prizes throughout the night.
The after-prom party runs from 12:30 to 3:30 a.m. at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig and is free to Moffat County High School juniors and seniors and their dates.
"We just want to get kids off the streets and give them a fun, safe activity," parent Denise McDonald said.
Students can use the casino winnings at the "store" to buy gifts donated by area businesses. Those who stay the entire time will be eligible to win grand prizes including Apple iPod Shuffles, two foosball tables, two air hockey tables, an Xbox, a television, a car stereo, a gas grill and a DVD player.

Celebrate care-care awareness Saturday
Celebrate Car Care Awareness Month with Precision Auto Service from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Certified ASE master technicians will be available to providecar inspections for only $20. All proceeds will benefit the Craig Intermediate School color printer fund. The event features free food, drinks and giveaways. Call Precision Auto Service at 824-8566.

Children's Festival is Saturday at mall
The 2005 Children's Festival is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Centennial Mall in Craig. There will be prizes for children ages 2 to 8, and everything is free. The Moffat County Sheriff's Office will offer child I.D. kits. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tell Daily Press about our hometown heroes
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 p.m. Thursday.
The meeting will be at the Boys & Girls Club and will last 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 Monday
The Independent Life Center is hosting a free Social Security workshop from 8:30 a.m to 5 p.m. Monday. David Nelson, Western Colorado benefits planner, will be the presenter.
Topics of discussion will include the difference between Social Security benefits and Medicaid and Medicare, along with discussion about being turned down for benefits.
Nelso also will be available for private appointments from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 8:30 a.m. to noon April 26.
Seating for the workshop is limited.
R.S.V.P. to 826-0833.

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