Briefs for May 9

Immunization clinic for children

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The Visiting Nurse Association in Craig will be holding a children's immunization clinic with the Craig Fire Department from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, at the Fire Department, 419 Yampa Ave.

There will be free shots for children under 6 and hot dogs from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Children who get vaccinated will also get to go on a ride with the firefighters and see all the gear the fire department uses. For children ages 6 to 18, a sliding scale fee will be used and shots will be free to $14. Children must bring an updated immunization record. For more information contact the VNA at 824-8233.

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Daily Press hosts

patriotic poetry contest

The Craig Daily Press is sponsoring a poetry contest for local youths as part of the Hometown Heroes picnic.

The theme for the poems is "What a Veteran Means to Me."

Poems are limited to 30 lines.

Six winners will be chosen -- one boy and one girl from kindergarten through fourth grade, one boy and one girl from grades fifth through eighth, and one boy and one girl from grades ninth through 12th.

The deadline is 5 p.m. May 9.

Poems may be submitted in person at the Daily Press, 466 Yampa Ave., attn. Drew Turner, or e-mailed to aturner@craigdailypress.com

The format may be either freestyle or rhymed.

Information needed is name, grade and phone number.

For more information, e-mail Drew Turner at aturner@craigdailypress.com or call 824-7031, ext. 211.

COMA volunteers

taking respite

Communities Overcoming Meth Abuse will suspend executive committee and public meetings in May, June and July.

The club's leaders wish to give volunteers some time off. Some project work will continue through this time period.

For more information, call 824-COMA (2662).

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