Craig briefs for Oct. 13

Church presents 'Fall Feasts of Israel'

Jeffrey Kran, a representative of Chosen People Ministries, will be speaking at 7 p.m. Oct. 21 at The Journey at First Baptist Church, 1150 W. Ninth Street. The meeting is open to the public.

Kran will present the program, "The Fall Feasts of Israel."

Kran was born in Chicago in 1962 and raised by secular Jewish parents. He came to the Christian faith in 1982 through "a study of the evidence for the truth of Scripture, particularly Messianic prophecy," according to Chosen People Ministries. "Since then, he has been active in Bible teaching, conference speaking and congregation planning."

Chosen People Ministries is a more than 100-year-old mission that has outreach centers in various countries, including Argentina, Australia, Canada and the United States.

"In stressing the Jewish roots of Christian faith, Chosen People Ministries hopes to make the message of the Messiah more accessible to Jewish people and also : help Christian believers achieve a greater appreciation of the Jewish basis of their own faith traditions," according to a news release from Chosen People Ministries.

A love offering will be taken at the event. For more information, call 824-5926.

Teen Read Week kicks off today at library

Teen Read Week kicks off today at the Craig branch of the Moffat County Libraries. Starting today and continuing through Friday, local teenagers can write and display their own book reviews at the library, 570 Green St. Families also can play board games at the library from 5 to 6:30 p.m. today. At 4 p.m. Wednesday, local writer Dave Pressgrove will share his thoughts, experiences and stories at the library.

Teen Read Week is designed to increase teen literacy. This year's theme is "Books with Bite @ your library."

In conjunction with Teen Read Week, the library is encouraging teenagers to participate in the WrestleMania Reading Challenge. The program, which is sponsored by World Wrestling Entertainment and the Young Adult Library Services Association, encourages teens to read 10 items in their leisure time before Jan. 15, 2009. Participants can win prizes, including a trip to WrestleMania and money for their local library.

For more information about Teen Read Week programs offered at the library, call Christy Gonzales, Moffat County Libraries programs coordinator, at 824-5116, ext. 405.

Candidates to debate at Centennial Mall

Nine candidates for five political races that will affect Moffat County's future plan to appear at 6 p.m. Thursday at Centennial Mall in Craig to debate the issues in front of a live crowd.

KRAI 97.3 and 55 Country will broadcast the debate live on the radio. There will be video of the debate available on www.craigdailypress.com Oct. 17.

The debate is free and open to the public.

The following candidates have committed to appear:

• Colorado Senate District 8

- Republican state Rep. Al White, R-Hayden

- Democrat Ken Brenner, Steamboat Springs

• Colorado House District 57

- Democrat Todd Hagenbuch, Phippsburg

- Republican Randy Baumgardner, Hot Sulphur Springs

• 14th Judicial District Attorney

- Republican Elizabeth Oldham, Grand Lake

- Democrat Tammy Stewart, Steamboat Springs

• Moffat County Commission District 1

- Republican Tom Gray, incumbent

- Democrat Lois Wymore

• Moffat County Commission District 2

- Republican Saed Tayyara, incumbent

Both candidates for U.S. Congressional District 3 - Republican Wayne Wolf, of Cedaredge, and Democratic incumbent John Salazar, of Manassa - have not decided whether they will appear.

Frank Hanel, KRAI and 55 Country owner and general manager, will moderate the debates with Daily Press Publisher Bryce Jacobson.

Residents are encouraged to submit their own questions for the candidates to 2008debate@craigdailypress.com or may call Jacobson at 875-1788.

Hanel and Jacobson will decide which questions to present each candidate. Jacobson said their decisions will be based entirely on what issues apply to each candidate.

For instance, a Moffat County commissioner does not have much authority on national issues, such as abortion or the Wall Street bailout package, so moderators would focus their questions for a Commission candidate on local issues he or she can affect, such as the county's budget plans and relations with the city of Craig.

Cardboard regatta race postponed to Tuesday

The Moffat County High School Science Olympics Cardboard Regatta Boat Race has been postponed until after school Tuesday at Loudy-Simpson Park.

The race originally was scheduled for after the homecoming parade Friday, but cool, rainy weather caused its delay.

"We just did not want to take the chance that all of the boats and participants would already be wet before they actually got into the boats that they worked so hard on for the contest," said race coordinator Roger Spears.

For more information, call Spears at 824-7036.

American Legion holds indoor garage sale

The American Legion Auxiliary will hold its annual Indoor Garage Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The public is invited to participate, and people can bring their own table or use the Legion's tables for $10 each.

The American Legion and Sons of the American Legion will sell breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. and lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Money raised will help to pay for purchase of the Legion building.

For information, call Mel at 824-3625.

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