News briefs for Nov. 15

Event aims to snuff out smoking

The 28th annual Great American Smoke Out begins Thursday, and some middle school students plan to help Craig smokers give up the habit.

The event is aimed at encouraging smokers to quit for a day with the hope they can quit for good.

For the fourth consecutive year, local middle school students will make "Quit Kits" and distribute them throughout the county.

The kits include stress relievers, information about quitting smoking and smokeless tobacco use and information about how to contact the Colorado Quitline, (1-800-639-7848.)

Quitline and QuitNet are free programs designed to help people quit smoking.

Quit Kits will be available at City Market, Kmart, Safeway, the Visiting Nurse Association, Maybell Store and Dinosaur Town hall.

Speech and Debate Team finishes strong

Moffat County High School Speech and Debate Team coaches Eric Hansen and Amy Coleman said they are pleased with their team's performance at its home tournament Friday and Saturday.

Listed below are the results from competition:

n Will Schneegas, outstanding speaker in Congress

n Clare Sorrentino and Kellie Jorgensen, superior speaker in Congress;

n Courtney Teeter, clerk in Congress

Public Forum Debate

n Will Schneegas and Ashley Carter, sixth place in public forum debate

n Clare Sorrentino and Brittanie Slonksnes, third place in public forum debate

n David McClellan, sixth place in creative storytelling

n Robert McClellan, second place and highest speaker Lincoln-Douglas debate

n Travis Decker and Kellie Jorgensen, fourth place in duo interpretation

n Angella Simpson, fifth place in humor interpretation

n Jamie Johns, sixth place in original oratory

n Michael Zehner and Gavin Thomas, third place in cross-examination debate-novice.

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