Craig briefs for Oct. 2

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Veterans invited to Hayden Homecoming game

All veterans, Blue Star Mothers and Red Star Mothers are invited to the Hayden Homecoming football game Friday at Hayden High School.

Veterans will be honored with the flying of our national colors for the first time on a beautiful new flag pole erected on the football field - the first flag pole on the field since 1947. The Hayden American Legion donated and installed the pole. The game begins at 7:30 p.m., so please be in the stands by 7 p.m.

Gymster Booster Club holds parking lot sale

Gymster Booster Club will host a parking lot garage sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4. For information, call Debi Schmidt at 826-0163.

Free Car Care Clinic happening Oct. 11

A free Car Care Clinic will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at 1150 W. Ninth St. in Craig for single mothers, seniors and the disabled. This is the Fist Baptist small group project.

At the clinic, cars will have their fluids checked and topped off, anti-freeze tested, tires aired up and treads checked, along with lights, battery connections, horns and wipers. Discounted oil changes and auto repairs may able be arranged as possible.

The clinic is by appointment only. Call Love INC at 826-4400.

Craig Fire/Rescue holds open house Oct. 2

After three unsuccessful attempts, taxpayers approved a mill levy increase for capital purchases for the local fire district, and two new engines have been purchased. These two wildland/urban interface engines are the first two capital replacement items, and the fire department would like to invite the public to view these new engines at the fire station. The department will serve hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and pop. It will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today.

Women's barbershop chorus performs Oct. 5

The Little Snake River, River Queens women's barbershop chorus will present a program at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, at the LSR School music room in Baggs, Wyo. Homemade pie and ice cream will be served afterward in the school cafeteria. Donations will benefit the Baggs Friends of the Library and the Dixon Senior Center. For information, call 970-583-2477.

Final hunter education course Oct. 11 and 12

Due to the overwhelming respond to the last hunter education class offered, one last class will be offered Oct. 11 and 12 at Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat Springs.

The class will begin at 9 a.m. each day, and attendance is required both days. The fee will be $10. Students must pick up the manual for class before the start of class. Student enrollment is limited to 30 students. Register by call CMC at 870-4444.

For more information call 871-4238 or in the evening after 7 p.m. at 276-2193, and ask for Fran.

Trapper Fitness Center offers fitness program

A Silver Sneakers fitness program is available at Trapper Fitness Center to those who are Medicare eligible and who are AARP and Humana insured. This class is offered Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 824-6932.

Seventh annual Crabfest held Oct. 24

The Craig Chamber of Commerce will hold its seventh annual Crabfest. Dinner is from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion.

The meal features a generous serving of king crab legs, buttery potatoes, corn on the cob, herbed biscuits and a dessert buffet.

Entertainment will be provided by Summit Comedy comedian Huck Flyn, who also performed at Crabfest in 2006.

There also will be silent and live auctions and a cash bar. Tickets are available online at www.craig-chamber.com; click on "register online" and pay by credit card. Get yours today, as this event sells out every year.

For information, contact the Craig Chamber at 824-5689 or director@craig-chamber.com.

Downtown Books hosts mystery book-signing

Colorado firefighter and fire information officer Sandi Ault, author of Berkley Prime Crime's "Wild" Mystery Series, will come to Craig from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, to sign, discuss and read from her latest release, "Wild Inferno," at Downtown Books.

Ault has been acclaimed by media, peers (including Tony Hillerman and C.J. Box) and fans alike for her "Wild" mystery series, including the Edgar-nominated bestseller "Wild Indigo" and the newly released and critically-acclaimed "Wild Inferno."

Ault, a wildland firefighter in Pinewood Springs and a Colorado Resource officer, has written her series' protagonist onto a wildfire in her new page-turner, dubbed "A Wildfire of a Mystery."

Safeway offering flu vaccines in stores

Safeway is offering flu vaccines in all Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, South Dakota and New Mexico stores.

Now through February 2009, or while supplies last, flu vaccines will be administered at stores with pharmacies.

In the U.S., Medicare Plan B participants not enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan will receive the flu vaccines at no charge.

Most stores will give vaccines on a walk-in basis at in-store pharmacies, while a few will conduct scheduled flu vaccine clinics.

Although anyone wishing to reduce their chances of getting the flu can get vaccinated, the Centers for Disease Control's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends that people in the following categories get vaccinated each year:

• Everyone from 6 months to 19 years old

• Pregnant women

• People ages 50 and older

• People of any age with certain chronic medical conditions

• People who live in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities

• People who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from flu.

Book by late resident now available

"A Very Fruitful Life: The Story of My Life" by Julia Kawcak is now available for sale at the Museum of Northwest Colorado, Wyman Museum and Downtown Books. Kawcak was born in 1899 and lived in the Elkhead Creek area. She and her husband, Joe, raised 16 children. The manuscript, "A Very Fruitful Life," was found with Julia's personal belongings at the time of her death in 1987 and contained over 100 handwritten notebook pages. Kawcak's great-granddaughter, Lori Wahl, typed the manuscript. Through Julia's own words, readers can learn about the early days in Moffat County. For more information about the book, call Downtown Books at 824-5343.

Christian poetry

contest offering money

A $1,000 grand prize is being offered in a special poetry contest sponsored by the Christian Poets Guild, and the contest is free and open to everyone. There are 50 prizes in all, totaling $5,000.

To enter, send one poem of 21 lines or less to Free Poetry Contest, 1638 Dogwood Lane, Acworth, Ga. 30102. Contestants also may enter online at www.freecontest.com. Deadline for entry is Oct. 18.

Poems may be written on any subject, using any style.

"A typical poem," contest director Cecilia Gica said in a news release, "might be a love poem, or nature poem, one that inspires the reader."

Be sure to include names and address on the page with your poem. If you would like a winner's list, enclose a stamped return envelope.

Girl Scouts seeking

volunteers, members

The Girl Scouts of Craig is looking for adult volunteers and girls to be members. If you would like to know more about the Girl Scouts, visit the group's annual Smore making event at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, at Loudy-Simpson Park.

For more information, call Kandee Dilldine at 824-6314 or Becky Forquer at 824-2624.

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