Craig briefs for April 28

Poetry contest winners announced


Winners of the first Cowboy/Western Poetry Contest have been announced. They are:

• First Place: Janet Sheridan - "Two Cowpokes"

• Second Place: William Stocks - "High Rollers"

• Runner-up: David Morris - "Show Off"

• Runner-up: Gary Cole - "Sagebrush Hills"

• Runner-up: Sharon O'Toole - "Wind River Dancers and Bottle Baby"

• Other poets included: Howdy Davis, Ann Kidder, Patsy Magness, Jean Tucker and Velvet Warne.

Finance program starting in May

Financial Peace University, the 13-week program taught by Dave Ramsey, has helped more than 400,000 families positively change their financial future, according to a news release, and the program is coming to Craig.

New Creation Church, located in Centennial Mall, hosts the classes, which begin at 7 p.m. May 5. Call Jim Wilson at 970-826-4953 or e-mail him at for more information or to register.

"This program teaches families and individuals how to handle their money through common-sense principles and small group accountability," according to a news release.

"As they work on a Total Money Makeover, the average family pays off $5,300 in debt and saves $2,700 in the first 91 days after beginning FPU and is completely out of debt, except for the mortgage, in 18 to 24 months."

Each class participant needs a kit. Special rates are available online at or by calling 888-227-3223. Included in the cost of the kit is a lifetime family membership to FPU, allowing the participant to return to any class at anytime for a refresher course. The kit also includes an FPU workbook, an FPU envelope system, 13 audio lessons, bonus CD, budgeting forms, debit card holders and Ramsey's best-selling book "Financial Peace."


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