News briefs for Sept. 30

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Loudy-Simpson Ice Arena season begins Monday

The Loudy-Simpson Ice Arena will open for seasonal operation Monday, beginning at 1 p.m. with open skating. The cost for open skating is $3 per person per session, and rental skates are available for $3 per pair.

Also starting on Monday will be ice hockey league play, following a new puck and stick handling session from 4 to 5 p.m.

There are coed, novice, mens and womens leagues, along with youth hockey.

Friday's coed drop-in league is from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m.

A new addition to the youth hockey lineup this year is the Craig youth hockey girls team. It will be made up of all girls interested in playing and will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m.

Leagues are not full, and people are encouraged to continue signing up for play.

For more information on the ice arena, call 824-3011. For information on Craig Youth Hockey, call Chris Reilly at 824-3011.

Ice Arena operational hours

Open skating

Monday- 1, 2:30 p.m.

Tuesday- 2 p.m.

Wednesday- 1, 2:30 p.m.

Friday- 1, 2:30 p.m.

Saturday- 1, 2:45, 4:30 p.m.

Sunday- 1, 2:45 p.m.

Each session runs 1 1/2 hours and is $3 per person, rental skates are available.

Other Programs

Stick and Puck Handling

Monday- 4 to 5 p.m.

Wednesday- 4 to 5 p.m.

Friday- 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

League Play begins after 2:30 p.m. open skate session Monday.

Craig Youth Hockey

Girls Hockey Program

Tuesday- 3:45 to 4:45 p.m.

Thursday- 3:45 to 4:45 p.m.

Call ice arena for more information.

Service group holds end-of-summer events

Epsilon Sigma Alpha's Alpha Tau Chapter, a local community service club, held its summer picnic Aug. 28 at Joan Briggs' home, with roast beef and all the trimmings, punch, iced tea, coffee and ice cream sundaes. Briggs introduced a new game played by husbands, children and members.

The first meeting of the new year was held Sept. 11 at the senior center in Craig. Treasurer Gwen Parker had pneumonia, so Virginia Cromer filled in for her.

The group received a thank you letter for the scholarship it gave for schooling to study for the priesthood in the Episcopal Church. The recipient was appointed to a church in a training capacity Aug. 1.

The August garage sale was not as successful as usual because the weather was rainy and cool in the afternoon.

The pledge breakfast was held Monday at the Village Inn. The group will participate in the senior craft show on Nov. 10 and 11 at Centennial Mall with a bake sale and crafts booth.

Ronnie Rogers gave the first educational program of the year on Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. Zan Shepard won the door prize. Verniece Self was the hostess and served ice cream.

For more information on the group, call Cromer at 824-5868.

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