Briefs for Oct. 11, 2011: Cortners to give away pumpkins |

Briefs for Oct. 11, 2011: Cortners to give away pumpkins

Red and Linda Cortner will again give pumpkins to area youths next week.

In Craig, youths may get a free pumpkin beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday at Homemaker Furnishings, 468 Ranney St. Last year, pumpkins were all distributed by about 11:30 a.m., Red said.

In Baggs, Wyo., children may get a pumpkin at Little Snake River Valley School on Thursday.

In Meeker, pumpkins are available on Friday afternoon on the Rio Blanco County Courthouse lawn.

Red said he likes to give youths an opportunity to get a free pumpkin and put a smile on their faces.

"Halloween's the greatest holiday in the year," Red said. "A couple pieces of candy and a pumpkin, and the kids are happy."

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For more information, call 826-2706.

Free weight loss seminar Wednesday

A free weight loss seminar is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at The Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave.

For more information and to RSVP, call Joan Allsberry at 846-0159.

Bella Voce to host masquerade dinner

Bella Voce Show Chorus presents its Masquerade Diva Dinner at 7 p.m. Friday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion.

The event includes dinner, a dessert bar and a cabaret-style show followed by dancing. Costumes are optional.

Tickets are $40 per person or $25 for students 25 and younger.

For tickets or for more information, call Jeana Womble at 629-9244.

Soup supper set for Friday

A soup supper with dessert is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at First Congregational Church, 630 Green St.

The cost is $6.

For more information, call Jan at 824-4136.

Hunter sight-ins scheduled for October, November

Hunter sight-ins are scheduled for October and November 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 are set for Thursday and Friday (first season), Oct. 20 and 21 (second season), Nov. 3 and 4 (third season), and Nov. 14 and 15 (fourth season). The range opens at 9 a.m.

Targets are out to 400 yards.

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

Love INC hosts Community Coat Drive

Love in the Name of Christ is now distributing winter coats and is seeking donations to the Community Coat Drive.

Distributions are scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17 and Oct. 19 at Hayden Congregational United Church of Christ, 202 E. Jefferson St., Hayden; and Oct. 24 through 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Mark's Episcopal Church and Lutheran Church of Grace, 657 Green St.

Anyone in need of a winter coat 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.

Book club to meet Thursday

The Craig Book Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 657 Green St.

Jan Rinker will review "The Weird Sisters," a best-seller by Eleanor Brown.

For more information, call Rinker at 824-4136.

Craft sale spaces available

The second annual craft sale at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265, 419 E. Victory Way, is scheduled for noon to 7 p.m. Nov. 18 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 19.

The sale is for vendors of handmade items. The price of the booth space benefits the VFW's youth programs.

To reserve a space by Nov. 1, call Mary Walters at 824-2923.

Crabfest scheduled for Oct. 29

The Craig Chamber of Commerce's ninth annual Crabfest is scheduled for Oct. 29 at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig, 1324 E. U.S. Highway 40.

The doors open at 6:30 p.m., and dinner is served at 7 p.m. Entertainment, including a comedian and a presentation by the Moffat County High School theater students, begins at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $50 per person. Tables of eight are also available.

The Chamber is seeking donations for the event live and silent auctions.

For more information, to donate, or to buy tickets, visit or 360 E. Victory Way or call 824-5689.

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