Briefs: Sept. 21

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The Humane Society of Moffat County is now accepting orders for its 2007 PetMates calendars.

The calendars feature color photos of the 12 local pets that were the winners of the Humane Society's annual PetMates contest. The cover will be a color collage of the 12 runners-up.

Calendars ordered before Oct. 13 will be $10 each. After Oct. 13, the cost will be $12 each. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society.

To place an order, call 870-7500 and leave a message, or call Sandy Feeney at 824-4360.

BLM to host wild horse adoption

The Bureau of Land Management's White River Field Office hosts a wild horse and burro adoption at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 30 at the Yellow Creek Corrals, 30 miles west of Meeker.

About 25 animals, including studs, mares and yearlings recently gathered from the Piceance/East Douglas Herd Management Area, will be sold at a "silent-bid" adoption. The minimum bid is $125.

These horses include bay, black, sorrel and browns, but there is also a mixture of gray, buckskin, palomino and pintos. Their sizes range from 14 to 15 hands at maturity.

The corrals are 30 miles west of Meeker on Rio Blanco County Road 20.

For additional information, call the White River Field Office at (970) 878-3800.

Home School group hosts kick-off dinner

The Northwest Colorado Home School Association hosts a fall kick-off potluck dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday at Loudy-Simpson Park.

Anyone who is currently home schooling or interested in finding out more about home schooling is invited to attend.

Take one main dish and either a dessert or a side dish. Place settings and drinks provided.

First Congregational offers support group

Bob Woods, pastor of First Congregational United Church of Christ, is offering a divorce and separation support group starting today.

The support group will be held at 6 p.m. at the church, 630 Green St.

Woods said he understands divorce is a lengthy process with many struggles, both financial and emotional. He said the group will be lead in a context where participants can find emotional support and spiritual healing.

For more information on the support group, call the church at 824-6836.

Colorado Girl Scout councils merge

The five Girl Scout councils that serve more than 42,000 girls in Colorado will soon begin merging into one statewide council. The merger will combine council resources and is part of a national Core Business Strategy being undertaken by Girl Scouts of the USA.

"We all see the lives of girls changing," said Kathy Cloninger, national chief executive officer. "So Girl Scouts is mobilizing our expertise to build on our strengths, resolve our challenges and implement actions to ensure that we continue to be the best personal leadership development program for girls grades K to 12."

Of the current 310 councils nationally, 109 new councils will be formed. The merger process will begin in October and continue for 12 to 18 months. The name of the new Colorado council has not been determined.

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