Briefs for Jan. 22, 2011: REPS offers suicide prevention training
Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide is slated to present Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Moffat County Public Safety Center, 800 W. First St.
Participants will learn to recognize suicide and depression warning signs, apply a model for intervention, and how to link people with community resources.
The workshop lasts from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is free.
Breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided. Donations are accepted.
One continuing education credit through Adams State College for the course is available for $55.
To enroll in the ASIST training, call 875-2941 or 846-8182.
American Legion bingo tonight
American Legion Post 62 is hosting bingo tonight at the Elks Lodge, 43 W. Victory Way. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games begin at 6:15 p.m.
The games are open to anyone.
For more information, call the American Legion at 824-3625.
Annual Poker Run revs up today
The Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club is hosting its 10th annual Poker Run from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. today. Prizes are awarded for first-, second-, and third-place at the O.P. Bar & Grill, 534 E. Victory Way.
Proceeds raised from the event benefit a local student scholarship fund.
For more information, call Ron Albert at 846-8516 or visit http://www.northwestcoloradosnowmobileclub.org.
Food distributions set scheduled
The United States Department of Agriculture food supplement distributions are scheduled for this month.
Food will be distributed from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Maybell Community Center and also 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the same day at the county office in Dinosaur.
For more information on USDA food distributions, call Meghan Rudd at the Department of Social Services at 824-8282, ext. 11.
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