News briefs for Jan. 12

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced that restrictions on the flu vaccine had been lifted. The general public can now receive a flu shot. VNA, 745 Russell St., in Craig will hold a drop-in clinic from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. High-risk individuals who have not received their shots are encouraged to do so. For children ages 6 months to 18 years who need shots, call 824-8233 for a same-day appointment. Shots are $18 for adults and between $0 and $18 for children. Medicare and Medicaid participants should bring their cards.

Mardi Gras celebration Feb. 4 at St. Michael's
The Knights of Columbus of St. Michael will host a Mardi Gras festival Feb.4 at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 678 School St. Cocktails start at 7:30 p.m. Dinner begins at 8 p.m., and dancing is from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. There will be door prizes and awards for the best costumes. Tickets can be purchased from club members or at the church. For more information, call 824-5330.

Diamonds & Spurs
fund-raiser set for Jan. 29
The Craig Rotary Club will host the fourth annual Diamonds & Spurs fund-raising dinner dance. The event is at 6 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion.
This popular community event is a great opportunity to get dressed up and enjoy an evening of fine food, dancing and fellowship.
Dinner will be catered by Halandras Catering, and the menu will include a variety of options.
Local disc jockey Tracy Lawton will play classic rock, oldies and country tunes until midnight.
Tickets are $60 a person, and corporate tables are available to accommodate between eight and 10 people. Ticket holders must be at least 21 to attend, and this will be a nonsmoking event.
Ticket proceeds benefit the Moffat County High School Scholarship Fund and other local Rotary charities.
To purchase tickets or for more information, call Marilyn Bouldin at 824-1119 or Sam Johnston at 824-7031.

Tourism association has funds available for ads
The Moffat County Tourism Association has funds available to help organizations defray the costs of advertising events within the county. Call Steve Miller at 824-2335. The deadline is Feb. 1. Recipients will be notified by Feb. 25.

Sweet Adelines show scheduled for Feb. 5
The annual Sweet Adelines Show will be Feb. 5 at the Moffat County High School Auditorium beginning at 7 p.m. Teens will be vying for the Teen Idol title. The audience will choose the winner. Tickets are available in advance or at the door. There also will be a large silent auction beginning at 6:15 p.m. in the high school lobby. Call Ivy Davis at 824-5746.

Church soup supper scheduled for Saturday
Hayden Congregational Church will host a soup supper at 5:30 p.m. Saturday to benefit Love INC, an organization sponsored by local churches to help those in need in our communities.
The cost is $4 for adults and $2 for children. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. There will also be a drawing for an American flag wall quilt. Tickets for the drawing also are available for $1 each or six for $5. Call the church at 276-3510.

Coloring and poster
contest set for Saturday
On Saturday, the VFW Post 4265, 419 E. Victory Way, will host a coloring contest for grades one through four, upstairs from 9 to 11 a.m. Crayons and coloring pages will be provided.
They also will host a poster contest for grades five through eight upstairs from 9 to 11 a.m. Colored pencils and markers will be provided. Participants must bring their own poster boards no larger that 18x24 inches or bring finished posters. Parents or guardians must be with the students to sign forms. Rules for the contest have been given to CMS and CIS. Call Dora Watson at 824-2251.

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