Craig briefs for Sept. 15

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Love INC is conducting its annual Community Coat Drive through Oct. 11.

Last year, the organization distributed more than 500 coats, plus mittens, gloves and hats at sites in Hayden, Meeker, Rangely, Dinosaur, Oak Creek, Steamboat Springs and Craig.

"Gently" used coats, hats and gloves or other winter outerwear may be donated at Love INC, 656 School St., during regular office hours, or they can be taken directly to Loyd's Cleaners, 552 Breeze St., the primary collection point, after today.

The coats are donated to "anyone in the Yampa Valley who needs a coat," a Love INC news release reported.

For more information, call the Love INC Resource Center at 826-440 between 2 and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Wyman Museum seeks best pies for contest

The Wyman Museum is looking for the best berry, fruit and cream/custard pies for a contest. The contest will be held in conjunction with Sheep Wagon Days, Oct. 4 and 5.

All recipes will be put into the museum's "Fall Flavors Recipe Book." The best pie out of each category will be given a winning basket and be placed as the 2008 "best pie" in this book.

The deadline to enter is Oct. 1.

If you think that you have the best pie and would like to enter it in this contest or for more information, call the Wyman Museum at 824-6346.

Calvary Baptist Church to host Awana clubs

Calvary Baptist Church is hosting Awana clubs, a nondenominational ministry, for children ages 3 years through sixth grade at 6 p.m. Wednesdays at the church, 1050 Yampa Ave. The acronym Awana stands for Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed, from 2 Timothy 2:15.

Weekly Awana club sessions feature three segments: game time, handbook time and large group time. During game time, boys and girls play games on the Awana Game Square. In handbook time, children work through age-appropriate handbooks, memorizing Bible verses and doing activities that teach a variety of values ranging from patriotism to community service. Children earn awards based on their work. Large group time consists of singing, puppets, Bible stories and lessons based on Christian principles.

For more information, call Janet Wright at 824-5222.

Cub Scout meeting to be held Thursday

Cub Scout Pack No. 166 in Craig will host an information/registration night this week for boys in the first through fifth grades.

The event is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday at the American Legion Post No. 62, 1055 County Road 7. Fliers with additional information also will be distributed at area elementary schools.

For more information, call Randy or Cindy Looper at 826-4444 or e-mail elkruninn@yahoo.com.

VNA to offer mourning, grief support group

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is scheduled to host grief and mourning education and support groups this month. The first group starts at noon Tuesday at the VNA's Craig office, 745 Russell St. The group is open to most bereaved people, including those who have lost their spouse, family members, close friends, jobs or experienced the effects of severe trauma from other causes. A group for bereaved mothers starts at noon Sept. 25 at the VNA's Craig office. The group is open to women who have lost a child in miscarriage, stillbirth or shortly after birth. There are no age limitations for attendees.

Group members will begin getting to know one another and their needs during the first meetings. Session lengths may run from 60 to 90 minutes. The number of sessions offered will depend on group members' needs. For more information, call Neil Folks at 326-8726.

Broncos to visit Boys & Girls Club of Craig

On Sept. 22, the Denver Broncos Football Club will visit the Boys & Girls Club of Craig to thank fans for their support of the team, according to a news release from the team. From 3 to 4:30 p.m., the public is invited to meet Broncos cheerleaders, Miles the Mascot, Ring of Fame member Billy Thompson and view the team's Super Bowl trophies and enjoy other activities.

"I've always been amazed and humbled by the tremendous support we receive from our fans," Broncos owner Pat Bowlen said in the release. "We know that when we take the field, we represent not just the Denver Broncos organization, but the entire city of Denver, state of Colorado, Rocky Mountain region and other proud citizens of Broncos Country all around the world.

"I wish we could bring the entire team, but the players and coaches are all busy getting ready for the season. Hopefully, the folks will still enjoy what we can do this time of year and know how much we appreciate them."

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