News briefs for Jan. 31

The youth group of the First Christian Church is seeking requests for service projects for the elderly, needy, or others in connection with the 30-hour famine outreach project. The labor is free, and materials will be provided by the project hosts. Projects will be evaluated by Pastor John Graler and his staff. If you have a project or work that you would like considered, provide a description of the project and a contact name and phone number. Requests must be received by Feb.15. Notifications of project selections will be made by Feb. 20. The projects will commence on Feb. 27. Requests can be made by e-mail at craigfcc@craigfcc.org or by calling 824-6024.

Mardi Gras celebration Friday at St. Michael's
The Knights of Columbus of St. Michael will host a Mardi Gras festival Friday 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.

County tourism group can help with ad costs
The Moffat County Tourism Association has funds available to help organizations defray the costs of advertising events within the county. For more information about qualifying for these funds, call Steve Miller at 824-2335. The deadline is Tuesday. Recipients will be notified by Feb. 25.

Snowmobilers invited
to poker run Saturday
On Saturday, the Craig Snowmobile Club is hosting a poker run. The poker run starts at 9:30 a.m. at the Freemen Trailhead parking lot. Prizes will be awarded at 6:30 p.m.at Beef & Peppers Restaurant.
Entry fees are $10 for the first hand and $5 for each additional hand. Poker run profits go to a Craig charity or for a college scholarship. Details are available at local snowmobile dealerships, merchant poster displays and at the Freemen Trailhead.

Attorney general warns of gas voucher scam
Colorado Interim Attorney General John W. Suthers and AARP ElderWatch have issued an alert warning consumers about a gas voucher scam that is targeting Colorado residents, particularly seniors.
The scam is simple: The telephone rings, the caller tells you about a wonderful free gasoline offer from the U.S. Department of Energy.
The caller goes on to explain that, for a small service fee, you are eligible to receive vouchers worth $200 in free gas.
Be forewarned: There is no free gas.

EBay workshop
offered March 3
A workshop on how to sell on eBay is being offered March 3 by Small Business Development Center in Craig at the Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave.
Learn how to incorporate e-Bay into day-to-day business to encourage customers to buy locally. The workshop, instructed by an eBay certified instructor, includes using eBay as a marketing tool to attract new customers, sell old inventory, and look for great deals in equipment or supplies.
The workshop applies to a diverse range of business operations, including those featuring home-based arts and crafts. Computer skills are not required for this workshop.
The workshop will be from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the CNCC classroom at the Center of Craig in the lower level.
The class fee of $55 includes the book and handouts. Call SBDC at 1-800-621-8559, ext. 8522, for reservations.

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