Briefs for Nov. 15, 2011: Elks to offer stroke screenings today

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Elks Lodge 1577 will host a Life Line Screening today.

The screenings help to identify potential cardiovascular conditions and assess risk for osteoporosis. The five screenings are painless and take between 60 and 90 minutes to complete. Packages start at $149.

For more information or to make an appointment, call 1-877-237-1287 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com.

Hunter sight-ins scheduled for today

Hunter sight-ins are scheduled at the Bears Ears Sportsman Club Cedar Mountain Range, on Moffat County Road 7 about five miles north of Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply.

Sight-ins begin at 9 a.m. today.

For more information, call Howdy at 824-6109 or 629-8550 or Andy at 824-8407.

Social Services to distribute USDA food

The Moffat County Department of Social Services will distribute United States Department of Agriculture food supplements this month.

Food will be distributed from 9 to 11 a.m. today at the northeast alley entrance at 595 Breeze St., from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Nov. 23 at the Maybell Community Center, and from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Moffat County office in Dinosaur.

For more information, call Meghan Rudd at the Moffat County Department of Social Services at 824-8282, ext. 11.

Love INC hosts Community Coat Drive

Love in the Name of Christ has scheduled distributions for the Community Coat Drive.

Distributions are scheduled for 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. today and Thursday at Dinosaur School, 401 Fourth St., Dinosaur; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at South Routt Elementary School, 448 E. Main St., Yampa.

Anyone in need of a winter coat, regardless of income, may pick up one for themselves and their children. The limit is one coat per person per year.

Donations of gently used coats, gloves and other accessories are accepted at Love INC, 656 School St., or Calvary Baptist Church, 1050 Yampa Ave.

For more information about the Community Coat Drive, call Love INC at 826-4400.

Donations accepted for Christmas project

Donations will be accepted this month for Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse, in Craig.

During National Collection Week, donations are accepted from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today through Saturday and 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at Calvary Baptist Church, 1050 Yampa Ave.

Donations include shoe boxes filled with school supplies, toys, necessity items and a letter of encouragement. Packing instructions are available at www.samaritanspurse.com/occ.

Other volunteers to process donations are also welcome.

For more information, call Julie Grobe at 824-4940.

Chamber mixer to be held at Mathers

The next Craig Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors’ Business After-Hours Mixer is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Mathers Bar, 420 Yampa Ave.

Mathers Bar and the Yampa Valley APA Pool League host the free event.

RSVP by calling 824-5689 or emailing office@craig-chamber.com.

Nativity display seeking contributions

Organizers of the Interfaith Community Nativity Display, scheduled for Dec. 1 to 3, are accepting contributions of nativity sets.

The event will run from 4 to 8 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1295 W. Ninth St.

The public is invited to view the display.

To contribute a nativity, call Mae Vallem at 326-7300.

Insurance agency hosting food drive

Bob Johnson State Farm Agency is hosting a food drive to benefit Interfaith Food Bank.

Nonperishable food and monetary donations will continue to be collected at the insurance office, 690 W. Victory Way, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The deadline for Thanksgiving donations is Nov. 18. The deadline for Christmas donations is Dec. 16.

For more information, call 824-3258.

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