Craig briefs for Dec. 15

Fire account set up for business

First Congregational United Church of Christ has set up a fire "recovery fund account" for Bev Rubley at Bank of the West. Rubley's business was destroyed in the Country Mall fire in November. Anyone wishing to donate to the fund can go to the bank and ask to have the funds deposited in the account for Bev Rubley.

Newspaper to salute military for holidays

The Craig Daily Press is looking for photos of those who have served in the military - currently or in the past - for a holiday salute to appear Christmas Day in the paper.

Information to include with photo are name, branch, rank and, if still serving, where he or she is stationed. Brief messages (up to 30 words) also can be part of the format.

Deadline to submit information is 5 p.m. Thursday.

Photos and information can be brought to the Daily Press office at 466 Yampa Ave., or e-mailed to editor@craigdailypress.com.

Choirs present concert Sunday at church

The combined choirs of Yampa Valley Baptist Church, 3900 E. Victory Way, will present a Christmas Cantata entitled "The Greatest Gift" at 6 p.m. Sunday.

Refreshments will be served after the program. Families will receive a scriptures calendar for 2008, and all the children will receive "Goodie Bags." Everyone is welcome.

New year is a time to quit smoking

A new year. A new start. A new way of living tobacco free. The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association encourages smokers to make Jan. 1, 2008, their quit date.

Those interested can call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) and receive free support from a trained coach who guides and supports individuals through the quitting process. Four weeks of free nicotine patches are available, a $100 value. Nicotine gum also is available. Call 871-7664.

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