Briefs for Jan. 17

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Tickets on sale for Diamonds, Spurs

Tickets for Diamonds and Spurs, a Rotary of Craig fundraiser, will be sold through Jan. 26. No tickets will be sold at the event.

Prices are $60 per person, and can be purchased from any Rotary member or at the Elk Run Inn, 627 W. Victory Way. Call 826-4444.

Chamber plans events, seeks to fill seat

The Craig Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for its monthly after-hours mixer and quarterly Wake Up Craig breakfast.

The mixer is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Craig Chiropractic, 563 Pershing St.

Wake Up Craig starts at 6:47 a.m. Jan. 25 at the Holiday Inn of Craig, 300 S. Colorado Highway 13. KRAI and the Holiday Inn co-sponsor the event. Horizons Specialized Services hosts the event and will present information on volunteer opportunities. The cost is $5.

At the Chamber board's monthly meeting Thursday, the board gave Colorado Northwestern Community College a letter of support for its proposed industrial electrician program and agreed to co-sponsor an effective management seminar with the college. The date and itinerary have not been selected.

The board is currently seeking to fill a board seat, left vacant by Charlene McGilton's resignation. Her last meeting was Thursday.

Chamber Executive Director Christina Currie said the board's nomination committee will select candidates, and the board will vote on the new member.

To nominate yourself or someone else for the position, call Currie at 824-5689 or board president Gene Bilodeau at 824-1103.

Salvation Army sees record campaign

The Craig Extension Service Unit of the Salvation Army announced that the 2006 Christmas Kettle Campaign broke all previous records for Moffat County giving.

A total of $6,649.05 was put into the kettles during the month between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Donations ranged from pennies to $100 bills.

Ninety percent of the funds raised will stay in Moffat County to help people in the community. Last year's aid included more than $2,600 given in rent assistance and $550 for emergency lodging. Prescriptions, clothing, medical and dental care, food and gasoline were also distributed as needed.

The Salvation Army limits its help to $100 per person per year. The monies given are not intended to be a bandage on a problem, but rather part of a permanent solution to a problem, according to a press release. Recipients are asked to show how they plan to overcome difficulties in housing and other areas and not just stick their hands out.

The generosity of the people in Moffat County and Craig makes the Kettle Campaign a success each year.

U.S. Postal Service announces closure dates

Most post offices nationwide will be closed and there will be no regular mail delivery service on these 2007 federal holiday dates.

On holidays and Sundays, including Christmas Day, Express Mail delivery service is provided by the U.S. Postal Service to major metro areas only.

Dates and reasons include:

  • Feb. 19 -- Presidents Day or Washington's Birthday
  • May 28 --Memorial Day
  • July 4 -- Independence Day
  • Sept. 3 -- Labor Day
  • Oct. 8 -- Columbus Day
  • Nov. 11 -- Veterans Day
  • Nov. 22 -- Thanksgiving
  • Dec. 25 -- Christmas

Church invite extended to the public

Friendship United Methodist Church, 657 Green St., invites the public to attend worship service at 9 a.m. Sunday and also join in viewing "Beyond 30 Seconds," which will be shown during fellowship, following the regular service. For more information, call Lois at 824-4147.

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