Craig briefs: American Legion hosts bingo tonight

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American Legion Post 62 will host bingo tonight.

Games begin at 6:15 p.m. today at the Elks Lodge, 43 W. Victory Way. Doors open at 5 p.m.

Book club to meet Thursday

The Craig Book Club is set to meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the First Congregational Church of Christ, 630 Green St.

Susie Begam-Violette will review Stieg Larsson’s trilogy, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” “The Girl Who Played with Fire” and “The Girls Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest.”

Susan Domer is the hostess.

Call 824-6436 for more information.

Fund set up for couple’s expenses

A fund has been established for Rob and Natalie Satterwhite for medical expenses surrounding complications with Natalie’s pregnancy.

Both Natalie and the Satterwhites’ unborn baby boy are under physicians’ care in the Denver area. The family reports that doctors will likely induce labor within the month, delivering the baby about six weeks early.

The family expects the baby to undergo open heart surgery shortly after birth.

Donations can be made to Yampa Valley Bank, 435 Mack Lane in Craig, in care of Natalie Satterwhite, medical expense account.

The Satterwhites thank friends and family for their prayers and donations.

Library accepting ‘Project’ donations

The Craig branch of Moffat County Libraries is now accepting donated items for “Project Soldier” through the end of the year.

Collected items will be sent in care packages to soldiers. Suggested donations include notes and cards; nonperishable snacks such as cookies, jerky, energy bars or canned soup; seasonings and sauces; paperback books, DVDs, CDs and current magazines; AT&T global phone cards; hand sanitizer, sunscreen and Visine; sewing kits; and notebooks, pens, and other writing supplies.

Donations can be dropped off at the library, 570 Green St.

Call the library at 824-5116 for more info.

Deposit deadline Friday

The deposit deadline for CNCC’s life-long learning spring break trip to Italy from March 10 to 19, 2011, is due this week.

Students will stay in Rome with visits to Siena, San Gimignano and Florence. The cost is $2,500, and a $600 deposit is due by Friday. 

For information about the college trip, call Mary Morris at 824-1100 or e-mail her at mary.morris@cncc.edu.

East parents set to meet Tuesday

The East Elementary School Parent Accountability Committee (PAC) meets from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the school, 600 Texas Ave.

The committee meets the second Tuesday of each month. The meetings are a way for parents to share ideas and concerns and ask questions.

For more information, call Principal Sarah Hepworth.

Church to host soup, dessert supper

First Congregational Church, 630 Green St., will host a soup and dessert supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

The meal will include chili or a choice of soup, rolls/crackers, dessert and beverage. The cost is $6 per person.

Call 824-6836 Monday to Thursday for more information, or call 824-5960.

Humane Society seeks new members

The Humane Society of Moffat County is seeking new members and invites any interested to two events next week.

The Humane Society’s monthly meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at the Golden Cavvy Restaurant, 538 Yampa Ave.

The organization is also hosting an open house/volunteer drive from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the fire station conference room, 431 Yampa Ave., coffee and dessert will be served.

The Humane Society welcomes the attendance of anyone with an interest in membership or who would like to know more.

Call Ann at 826-2717 for more information.

Ute elder to speak next week

Preserving the Last Frontier, the Vermilion Archeology Chapter and the Museum of Northwest Colorado will host Clifford Duncan later this month.

Duncan is a Native American Ute elder whose ancestors lived in Moffat County. He will talk about his ancestors and their way of life at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at American Legion Post 62, 1055 Moffat County Road 7.

The public is welcome to attend.

For more information, call 824-6761 or 824-6322.

Childhood conference in Craig next week

The Challenging Behavior Prevention & Solutions Conference, sponsored by Eagle’s Nest Preschool, is coming to Craig next week.

The conference, which is presented by Relationships Roots, will focus on research-based, developmentally appropriate techniques for handling behavior challenges in young children. Those who attend qualify for six-and-a-half hours of training plus two more for completing optional homework.

The conference is set for 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 16 at Calvary Baptist Church, 1050 Yampa Ave.

The cost is $50, and lunch is included.

For more information, call (303) 423-1026 or e-mail sk@relationshipsroots.org. The registration deadline is Friday.

Chamber Crabfest slated for Oct. 23

The Craig Chamber of Commerce’s annual Crabfest is set for Oct. 23.

The doors open at 6:30 p.m., and dinner will be served at 7 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig, 1324 E. U.S. Hwy. 40.

The cost is $50 per person. Tables of 8 or 10 are also available.

Dinner includes king crab legs, red potatoes, corn on the cob, herb and cheese biscuits and desserts. There will be a cash bar available.

The event’s entertainment features a comedic performance by the Moffat County High School acting class followed by a ComedyWorks comedian show.

The event will also feature silent and live auctions.

For more information, call 824-5689 or e-mail director@craig-chamber.com.

Love INC accepting coats for drive

Love in the Name of Christ of the Yampa Valley is seeking gently used coats, hats and gloves for its annual Community Coat Drive.

Last year, the organization donated 525 coats.

The organization requests that no sweaters or jackets be donated. Children’s coats of all sizes and adult coats in XXL and XXXL are in the greatest demand.

Love INC will distribute the coats this winter in Craig, Hayden, Rangely and Oak Creek.

Donations can be dropped off at Love INC, 656 School St. Call 826-4400 for more information.

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