News briefs for Oct. 19
October 18, 2004
CollegeInvest is accepting entries for its fourth annual “Who Wants to Be a College Student?” contest. The organization will give away $20,000 in starter account scholarships throughout the contest, which is modeled on the ABC hit game show, “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” Questions are designed to reflect the standard fourth-grade curriculum of Colorado history and geography.
Students can enter the contest by submitting an essay question, art project or poetry. Fifty children will win $100 starter account scholarships. Twenty finalists from across Colorado will meet at the special game show-style event April 30 at the Denver Zoo, where they can win $750 in cash for college.
Fourth-graders can enter by logging on to http://www.collegeinvest.org; click on “Savings Plans” page, go to “News and Events,” then to “In the Community.” Download the student entry form, then complete and mail by Feb. 4. For more information, call 1-800-COLLEGE.
Social Services to
U.S. Department of Agriculture commodities will be distributed from 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 27 in Craig by the Moffat County Department of Social Services, 595 Breeze St.
All households receiving commodities must be recertified each year. A picture identification, proof of address and income or current eligibility is required.
Additional distributions will be from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Oct. 26 in Maybell at the Community Center and from 1 to 2 p.m. Oct. 27 in Dinosaur at the Dinosaur Social Services building.
Call the Moffat County Department of Social Services at 824-8282.