Readers may wonder what the letters “J” and “YA” — sometimes found on the outside spine of a book — are all about. Sally Beauchamp, children’s librarian at the Moffat County Library, told me that “J” (juvenile) and “YA” (young adult) mean the same thing, but the “J” designation is newer. These letters indicate that the books are intended for fifth through 12th grades. However, it depends on the vocabulary and content of the individual book as to the exact reading level.
As most moms will tell you, there is nothing that is quite so special as the pregnancy with and birth of your first child. The following pregnancies and births are special and usually each is different, but the first is just that ... the first. My first was 22 years ago at the end of this week. It amazes me that when I think about it, it is like it was just yesterday.
I have been watching the weather during the news, and the storms are an awesome sight to behold. This spring will be another thing altogether with this heavy snow base melting, but hopefully, there won’t be any floods.
Nearly 140 people attended one of our three meetings sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging! These meetings were held at Craig’s beautiful new Colorado Northwest Community College Nov. 18, Sat. Jan.18 and in the evening Jan. 20. Way back in June 2013, the council (at the time Mary Morris was on the AAA board) decided that Craig needed a senior center. Every other town had one, why not Craig? So we began planning a summit to find out what the seniors of Craig wanted. We were ecstatic over the public’s response to our idea.
Valentine’s Day is upon us again, and what would the middle of February be without a few selections at the local bijou to provide people with a good date night? Whether you and your significant other are planning to step out on the town or snuggle up at home with a DVD, there are plentiful films to be enjoyed for whatever your liking, many of which have come out within the last year.
“Bad Kitty Drawn to Trouble” is the 10th book in a series of “Bad Kitty” books by author and illustrator Nick Bruel. This new book and other Bad Kitty books can be found in the children’s room at the Moffat County Library. The author’s purpose in writing this book was to show kids how books are written. Included in the chapters is information about the elements of a story.
I donate blood every year because for all practical reasons — it’s easy and I get to eat some free food when I’m all done. What is interesting though, is how differently people react to giving.
Don’t discount your better half’s love for you because they don’t go out of their way to make grand gestures. Look for their steady, little acts of love that they do for you.
Use your words wisely, in kindness and with consideration for the person to whom you are speaking and don’t be afraid to let them know you care. Have a great Valentine’s Day and spread the kindness and goodwill it stands for.
Next week we’ll celebrate Valentine’s Day. Betty Ann Duzik, of Craig, called with her recipe for Valentine’s candy that she makes each year.
This week’s “From Pipi’s Pasture” honors three Moffat County 4-H/FFA members who exhibited livestock during the 66th Arizona National Livestock Show in Phoenix, Ariz., held during the last week of December 2013 and the first week of January 2014. The exhibitors were Jerica DeLong, Andrea Maneotis and Brice White.
State lawmakers are continuing their efforts to protect the elderly population from abuse and neglect. Bravo.
Craig Daily Press sports reporter Nate Waggenspack writes about the exciting games and tournaments coming up.
As fun as they may be, three-day weekends usually aren’t life-changing events for most people. Then again, the story of “Labor Day” involves far more than just a time to sleep late and eat hot dogs at the annual neighborhood block party.
Recently, The Journey at First Baptist experienced a middle-of-the-night sprinkler pipe break that flooded part of our sanctuary and basement below. The initial cause was assumed to be a frozen pipe because of the extended subzero nights we have experienced this winter. However, the night in question was one of the warmest to date.