Briefs for March 7

Realtors group offers scholarship

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Students who have received a scholarship from the Craig Association of Realtors in the past three years and have been a student concurrently are encouraged to apply for the "Returning Student" Scholarship now being offered by the Craig Association of Realtors.

For more information and an application, contact Sari Cobb at 824-4455, Sandra King at 824-0223, Joyce Miller at 824-3445, or Yvonne Delay at 824-7086.

9Health Fair set for end of March

The 9Health Fair is March 31 at Sunset Elementary School, 800 W. 7th St., from 8 a.m. to noon.

Seniors can pre-register for an early Health Fair blood draw at Sunset Meadows II, 595 Ledford, on March 24 from 9 to 11 a.m. The actual early blood draw is March 29 from 7 to 11 a.m. at Sunset II, or seniors can have it taken at the March 31 session. Seniors must be 65 years of age or older.

Four items have a charge:

  • Basic blood chemistry screening is $30
  • Blood count is $15
  • Prostate screening is $25
  • And a colon-rectal kit is available at $5

This year's fair includes diabetes information, eye screening and an overall comparison of weight, height and girth to estimate overall susceptibility to heart problems.

Information on health problems, diet and support groups will be available. Blood pressure will be taken. A finger prick glucose screening, breast cancer screening and lung function screening are also available.

The blood screening, done through Quest Diagnostic laboratory services, includes a 31-item blood component analysis that screens for cholesterol, triglycerides, high-density lipoprotein HDL, low-density lipoprotein, glucose, thyroid, kidney and liver function and more. The blood count includes four items: white blood count, hemoglobin concentrate, hematocrit value and platelet count.

Anyone who has blood drawn should fast for 12 hours before the test. However, black coffee and water can be taken. Blood sugar and cholesterol levels are not accurate if the fast is broken.

School district seeks community input

Moffat County School District is providing two opportunities for the community to hear important information and provide input regarding capital needs/improvements and maintenance projects and the effect these will have on the budget.

The first meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Moffat County School District Board of Education Room, 775 Yampa Ave.

A second meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. March 15 at the same location. For more information, call 824-3268.

Firefighter's Ball

not cancelled

The annual Craig Fire/Rescue Firefighter's Ball, traditionally held on the Saturday following the Kiwanis Play, will be scheduled for late spring or early summer.

The event is the fire department's annual high school scholarship fundraiser that raises about $3,500 each year for two to four local scholarships.

Craig Fire/Rescue plans to revamp the event to encourage greater attendance during a time of the year that is less busy with local fundraising efforts.

Information about this year's event will be available later this spring. For more information, call the department at 824-5914.

Daffodils sales to

benefit hospice

Bring color and cheer into your life and the lives of those you love with Daffodils from Hospice.

On Wednesday, Daffodils will be on sale in Moffat County at City Market and the VNA office, in Routt County at City Market, Safeway, Off the Beaten Path, Alpine Floral, Hayden Mercantile, The Clark Store and the VNA office for $5 a bunch.

Elks holding flea

market, craft show

Elks are having an early flea market and craft show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at its 43 W. Victory Way location. Tables cost $10 for both days.

Elks is also sponsoring a chili lunch Saturday for the Ray Perez family to help pay for medical and services cost. Cost is $5 for chili and a drink.

Call Deana at 826-0192 or Dora at 824-2251.

Interested in joining editorial board?

Do you want to have a public voice on city issues on a weekly basis? The Craig Daily Press is taking applications for members to be on its next editorial board. The new editorial board begins in April, and will meet once a week, Mondays at noon, to discuss what will appear in the Wednesday and Saturday Craig Daily Press editorials.

The term for residents on the board is three months, as to give more members of the community a voice. For more information or to apply to be on the board, contact Daily Press editor Jerry Raehal at 824-7031, ext. 204, or email jraehal@craigdailypress.com.

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