Craig briefs for Feb. 7

USDA commodities to be distributed

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United States Department of Agriculture commodities are to be distributed by the Moffat County Department of Social Services at various locations from Feb. 12 to 14.

On Feb. 12, commodities are to be disturbed in Craig from 9 to 11 a.m. at 595 Breeze St. (northeast alley entrance).

On Feb. 13, commodities are to be distributed in Maybell from 9 to 9:30 a.m. at the Maybell Community Center.

On Feb. 14, commodities are to be distributed in Dinosaur from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Dinosaur Social Service building.

All households that receive commodities must be recertified each year. A picture ID, proof of address and income or current eligibility is required. Call Social Services at 824-8282.

Salazar accepts military academy applications

The Grand Junction Office of U.S. Congressman John T. Salazar is accepting applications for students who are interested in attending a military service academy.

All application materials for the class of 2013 must be received by Oct. 17, 2008, to be considered in the nomination process. For information, or to request an application packet, call George Delahanty at 970-245-7107.

Bookmark contest to celebrate Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss' birthday is March 2. When Seuss (Theodore Geisel) was 50 years old in 1954, he created his first and maybe most famous book - "The Cat in the Hat." A publisher challenged Dr. Seuss to use 250 of the most important words for children to learn. Dr. Seuss used 220 of those words in "The Cat in the Hat," which was an instant success.

Now, 54 years later, children and adults still love to hear the fun rhythm of Dr. Seuss' jaunty stories.

To celebrate this special children's author, Downtown Books and The Print Shop invite all Moffat County elementary students, kindergarten through fourth grade, to participate in Seuss' birthday by creating their own special Dr. Seuss bookmark.

Students should submit their original artwork and words that reflect all the things they love about Dr. Seuss and his books. The first-place winner will receive $25, second-place winner $15 and the third-place winner $10 in Craig Spree Bucks.

Students may enter two times. Applications are available at Ridgeview, Sunset and East elementary schools, the Boys & Girls Club of Craig, Downtown Books, The Print Shop and Serendipity Coffee Shop.

The winners will be honored at a special Dr. Seuss party Monday, March 3, at Downtown Books, 543 Yampa Ave. The party will begin at 4 p.m.

For more information, call 824-5343.

Wild Turkey dinner at Fairgrounds Pavilion

The National Wild Turkey Federation will host its annual Hunting Heritage Banquet on Saturday Feb. 9 at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion. Doors open at 6 p.m., and dinner follows at 7 p.m.

Anyone who purchases a ticket before Feb. 2 will be put into a drawing for a gun. A special prize also will be awarded to children.

Tickets cost $50 for a single, $70 for a couple and $15 for youths ages 17 and younger. Tickets are available at B&B Welding and Northwest Pawn.

For more information, call Pam at 824-6811 or Scott at 824-4910.

City selling Centennial memorabilia

The city of Craig is selling commemorative coins and hats to celebrate the city's 100-year anniversary this year. Hats are $13 and coins are $8. Both can be purchased at City Hall, 300 W. Fourth St. The items may also be purchased at the Craig Chamber of Commerce or the Museum of Northwest Colorado. For more information, call 826-2029.

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