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Briefs for June 2, 2011: Former Craig pastor to preach Sunday

Merv Johnson will be preaching at the New Testament Christian Church meeting at 10 a.m. Sunday at American Legion Post 62, 1055 County Road 7.

Johnson was a pastor at First Christian Church in Craig for 17 years. He now lives in Meeker.

A potluck meal will follow the service. The public is welcome to attend.

For more information, call Sharon Elliott at 824-5604.

Baptist church to host Vacation Bible School

Yampa Valley Baptist Church, 3900 E. Victory Way, will host Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday.

The program, themed "The Gold Rush," is open to youths ages 4 to 12.

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For more information, or for a ride, call 824-5424.

Patriots to host Sen. Jean White today

State Sen. Jean White will speak during the Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots' monthly meeting at 7 p.m. today at The Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave.

White will discuss state legislation currently under consideration and will answer questions from the public.

The organization's July 7 meeting will feature a program on emergency preparedness — both personal and community.

Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots meetings are open to anyone interested.

Gino's to host Chamber mixer today

Gino's Neighborhood Pizzeria & Grill, 572 Breeze St., will host a Craig Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Business After Hours Mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. today.

The event is free, and the public is welcome.

RSVP by calling 824-5689 or emailing

Hens and Chicks hosts picnic Friday

The Yampa Valley Hens and Chicks, the local chapter of the Farmgirl Sisterhood, will host its inaugural picnic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Loudy-Simpson Park.

For more information about the picnic or the organization, call Susan Domer at 824-6436.

Workforce Center offers bullying workshop

The Colorado Workforce Center is offering "Workplace Harassment and Law: Bullying in the Workplace" from 9 to 11 a.m. today at Colorado Northwestern Community College, room 201, 50 College Drive.

The workshop is free and is appropriate for employers and employees.

For more information, call 824-3246.

Craig Book Club to meet today

The Craig Book Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. today at Lutheran Church of Grace, 657 Green St.

Members will select books and enjoy a salad luncheon.

For more information, call 824-3590.

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