Craig briefs: Walmart gives out “Teacher Rewards”

On Oct. 30, Walmart store manger Lou Groff presented 10 Sandrock Elementary School teachers with a $100 gift card and a framed plaque.

The “Teacher Rewards” program honored Tanya Ferguson, Julia Sperl, Ty Kuberry, David Gaines, Tim Hurst, Stephanie Davis, Britt Hakonson, Karla Haddock, Alegra Yager and Alison LeWarne.

In a news release, Walmart officials said they wanted to honor deserving teachers who often purchase supplies for their classrooms out of their own pockets.

‘Kids Talk’ columnist releases book

Maren Schmidt, a regular Tuesday columnist for the Craig Daily Press, has released her book, “Building Cathedrals Not Walls.”

The book uses 90 “Kids Talk” columns from the past six years.

“Readers have asked me if I had a book of ‘Kids Talk’ columns,” Schmidt said. “It wasn’t until this summer that a book theme emerged.

“I hope the essays in this book help parents and teachers understand that we are working on something bigger than ourselves. Much bigger.”

“Building Cathedrals Not Walls” is for sale at Amazon.com and BuildingCathedrals.net.

For more information, call Schmidt at 503-550-3143, e-mail her at maren@comcast.net, or visit www.MarenSchmidt.com.

Meditative practice a theme at new class

A new class, Introduc­tion to Qigong, a meditative practice, is scheduled to take place from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Nov. 18 at Holistic Health & Fitness, 420 Breeze St.

The class is free and open to the public. For more information, call 824-4700.

‘Bear Man’ to share his story

The community and all hunters are invited to a chili dinner next week to hear the story of Bill Muldoon, or “the Bear Man,” according to a news release.

The dinner is scheduled for 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at Friendship United Methodist Church, 700 Barclay St.

The story of Muldoon’s lifetime of hunting, including his recent Russian Brown Bear hunt, will begin at 7:30 p.m.

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