Craig briefs for April 11

Pet program accepting members

The Craig chapter of Heeling Friends pet visitation program, a Delta Society affiliate, will hold team screening and training beginning at the end of April.

Screening will help owners learn if they and their dogs are suitable candidates for visitation at The Memorial Hospital and what is involved in becoming a Pet Partners team through the Delta Society.

Evaluations will be held in Craig in May with hospital orientation and mentoring to follow. Current Pet Partners teams who wish to join the Heeling Friends program will be given priority.

For more information about the Delta Society Pet Partners Program, visit its Web site at www.deltasociety.org.

For more information about The Memorial Hospital visitation program and the upcoming screening, call Shannan at 824.9518

Hayden Chamber sponsoring garage sale

The Hayden Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a community garage sale and flea market from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 3 at the Exhibit Hall at the Routt County Fairgrounds in Hayden.

Clothes, dishes, furniture, tools, books, farm equipment and tack are accepted. Spaces are available outside the hall for the larger items. Reservations need to be made by April 23, and spaces cost $15 each. Vendors are welcome. Call Sandy at 276-2046 or Joyce at 276-2157.

Free sports exams for school district

Moffat Family Clinic will be doing free sports exams for Moffat County School District, Hayden and Baggs students. Exams are by appointment only, from May 1 through July 31. Students may call 970-824-3252 to schedule an appointment.

Teacher of the Year nominations sought

Teachers are some of the hardest working, yet sometimes under-appreciated, professionals in today's workforce.

The Craig Daily Press recognizes area teachers by honoring one each spring with the Teacher of the Year award. Last year's recipient was Rosemary Crosthwaite, St. Mark's Preschool director for a quarter century.

Area residents are invited to nominate their favorite teacher by writing a nomination of no more than 100 words about why he or she deserves the award. You must include your name for the nomination to be counted.

Nominations may be dropped off at the Daily Press office, 466 Yampa Ave., e-mailed to jraehal@craigdailypress.com or mailed to Craig Daily Press, Attn: Jerry Raehal, P.O. Box 5, Craig, CO 81626.

Nominations must be received by 5 p.m. May 2.

The winner will be decided by the Daily Press editorial board, which includes employees and community members, based on the entries.

The winner will be notified the following week, and the Craig Daily Press will publish a feature story about the 2008 recipient.

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