Briefs for Nov. 9, 2011: National test to air today

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The first nationwide Emergency Alert System test is scheduled for noon today on radio and television stations.

The three-minute test is coordinated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Federal Communications Commission and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The test is the first of its kind designed to broadcast a nationwide message to the American public.

Benefit dinner set for Saturday

A benefit dinner and auction for Brenda Knob is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion.

The event will raise funds for medical bills accumulated during treatment of Knob’s brain tumors.

The cost of the dinner is $10 per person or $30 per family. Children 5 and younger are free.

Tickets are available at the door, the Journey at First Baptist Church, Ridgeview Church of God, Calvary Baptist Church and Flint Personnel.

Donated Services or items for the auction would also be appreciated.

Organizers are also seeking auction item donations.

For more information, call David Pressgrove at 629-9600.

Roadshow in Craig through Saturday

The Ohio Valley Refinery & Roadshow is in Craig this week purchasing coins, vintage jewelry, war memorabilia, vintage toys and more from residents.

The event is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Hampton Inn & Suites, 377 Cedar Court.

5:05 Drinks set for Thursday

Yampa Valley Data Partners hosts 5:05 Drinks at 5:05 p.m. Thursday at Mathers Bar, 420 Yampa Ave.

The topic of the event is “Solar thermal — Is it right for you?” Jeffrey Campbell, president of Simply Radiant Heating, will present.

For more information, call 819-0570.

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