Craig briefs: Plant exchange in downtown Saturday

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Craig's annual plant/bulb exchange is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Alice Pleasant Park.

Visitors should bring extra bulbs, cuttings and seedlings to sell, swap or give away.

Visitors should bring their own table and chairs.

For more information, call Kay Jennings at 620-4917.

Book available through Extension Office

The 2009 Moffat County Plat and Brand Book is now available for sale at the Moffat County Extension Office, 539 Barclay St. in Craig. Included in the new book is a map index, which shows state and county roads overlaid on townships.

Anyone who purchased the new brand book and did not get the map index can stop by the extension office to pick up the index.

The Plat and Brand Book is a fundraiser for local 4-H programs. For more information, call Alisa Comstock at 824-9180.

Centennial Quilt on display at City Hall

The Craig Centennial Quilt is now available for public viewing at the Craig City Council, 300 W. Fourth Street in Craig.

Craig celebrated its 100th birthday in 2008.

As part of the festivities, residents and former residents signed quilt block pieces. The pieces were sewn together in blocks and sewn together to form the top by Cheryl Bush.

Renata Beason at the Embroidery Shoppe made the quilt top.

The quilt measures 62-by-75 (or about 5-by-6 feet) and contains 80 blocks with four signatures per block (320 pieces).

A list of names arranged alphabetically is also available so residents and visitors can locate their quilt block.

For more information, call Carol Jacobson at 970-824-3108.

Homemakers' club sponsors spring dance

The Brown's Hole Homemakers' Club is sponsoring a spring dance at Lodore Hall in Browns Park on Saturday.

Music is provided by the John-Wayne Band. Doors open at 5 p.m. The dance begins at 7 p.m.

Admission is free. For more information, call 272-3213 or 269-3000.

Caregiver Support Group meets Saturday

A new Caregiver Support Group is forming to support Moffat County.

The group is open to anyone supporting someone who is elderly, disabled or chronically ill. The group will provide people with the "help and support you need while learning about community services now available," according to a news release from the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association.

The first meeting is scheduled from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at The Haven Adult Day Services Building in Hayden.

For more information, call 875-1888 or 276-4484.

DOW offering 'cast and blast' for area youths

The Colorado Division of Wildlife will be sponsoring a cast and blast event for youths ages 10 to 17 on May 30. The clinic serves as an introduction to fly fishing and shotgun sports.

Transportation from Craig and Meeker will be provided. Lunch, gear and instruction also will be provided. There is no cost for the event.

Youth need to register in advance to reserve their spot. For registration and details, call Nikki Stout with the DOW at 878-6090.

Annual Friends of the Library meeting May 26

The Friends of the Library annual meeting is set for noon May 26 at the Craig branch of the Moffat County Libraries, 570 Green St.

The Friends of the Library reported that it would like to have as many members as possible attend the meeting. The group will use the meeting as a chance to revisit the vision of the Friends group, possibly change meeting dates and times to accommodate members and vote a new vice president into office.

If anyone cannot make the meeting, they are encouraged to drop off written views and suggestions at the Craig branch until May 26.

Anyone who would like to be considered for the vice president position should make that known, as well.

Date announced for first Farmers Market

The first Farmers Market of the year is scheduled for 4 to 7 p.m. June 18 at Alice Pleasant Park in downtown Craig.

The market features regionally homegrown and handmade products for sale.

For more information, call Kay at 620-4917.

Church hosting dinner fundraiser May 17

St. Michael Catholic Church will host a fundraiser later this month, with proceeds benefiting a summer youth mission trip.

"A Taste of Italy" spaghetti dinner takes place from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the church, 678 School St. Suggested donations are $11 for adults and $9 for children 3 to 12 years old.

For more information, call the church at 824-5330.

VNA trying to help people quit smoking

$2,062.

That's the amount of money a pack-a-day smoker spends on cigarettes per year, the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association reported May 6.

"Cigarettes are up to $6 per pack - can you really afford this habit?" the VNA stated in a news release.

The VNA and Colorado Quit Line can help. You can get free counseling, patches and gum through the Colorado Quit Line at 1- 800- QUIT-NOW or www.coquitline.org.

Stamp prices increase from 42 to 44 cents

The cost to mail a U.S. First Class 1-ounce letter increased Monday by 2 cents, from 42 to 44 cents. The cost to mail a postcard increased from 27 to 28 cents.

The cost to mail a letter to Canada is 75 cents, to Mexico is 79 cents, and it costs 98 cents to mail a letter to all other countries.

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