Briefs for May 3, 2011: Health care speaker to present at Tea Party meeting

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As part of the Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at The Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave., Dr. Kelly Victory, who also spoke in Craig in 2010, will be addressing the topic of health care.

Victory has more than 15 years of experience in the field of health care as a trauma and emergency specialist, and in other capacities.

Also appearing at the meeting will be Joyce Shaffer, a country singer who has performed at numerous events across the country, including speaking engagements with Sarah Palin.

For more information about the meeting, call Billie Jacobs at 824-0339.

McDonald’s to offer reading program for elementary students

McDonald’s mascot Ronald McDonald will be in Craig on May 17 with the school show “Read to Achieve.”

The famed clown will make appearances at all four local elementary schools throughout the day. Ronald McDonald will also appear at 11:30 a.m. at the McDonald’s restaurant, 1080 W. Victory Way.

The show includes a magic act, information on how children can access library resources and presentations on famous people who had their lives enhanced by reading.

Landfill vouchers now available

Moffat County is now providing vouchers for the Moffat County Landfill. Vouchers are good for one free day of services at the landfill and are limited to one per resident.

Vouchers are available in the Moffat County Treasurer’s Office inside the Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way.

Call 824-9111 for more information.

Entries now being accepted for 2012 Pet Mates Calendar Contest

The Humane Society of Moffat County is now accepting entries for the 2012 Pet Mates Calendar Contest.

The contest is free, and digital photo entries must be submitted by May 21 to hsmc2012@yahoo.com. The Humane Society recommends participants set their cameras to the highest resolution possible because photos will be enlarged.

Photos should be horizontal, in .jpg format, and at least 200 dpi and six inches wide. They should be emailed as an attachment.

The name and age of the pet should be included, as well as the name of the owner and his or her phone number and email address. No more than two entries per family, and submissions must have been taken within the last year.

Pets must still be alive and live in the home.

Local business owners will judge the entries and choose a top 24. The public will vote by donation for the top 12. The winners will be featured on a month and runners-up will be featured elsewhere in the calendar.

The contest is a fundraiser for the Humane Society.

Anyone who would like to have smaller photos, such as memorials, printed along the borders in the calendar can also submit them to the Humane Society’s email address. There is a $5 charge per photo. Payments should be made to HSMC, P.O. Box 1587, Craig, CO 81626.

For more information, call Carol Scott at 824-2103.

‘Coffee with CASA’ slated for today

Moffat County Court Appointed Special Advocates is hosting “Coffee with CASA” from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at 439 Breeze St., suite 204.

The public is invited to visit the event and learn more about the volunteer organization. The group is looking for volunteers to serve on committees to bolster fundraising, and volunteers interested in being advocates for abused and neglected children in court.

For more information, call Kathy Bockelman at 620-2342.

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