Briefs: Friday, Nov. 16
The LDS Church (across the street from the high school) would like to invite everyone from all denominations to bring their nativities (one or more) and display them. Thursday, Nov 29 from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. will be the set- up time. We very much want this to be a community event. The open house will be Friday, Nov. 30, from 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 1, from 12 noon to 5 p.m. There will be a narration of the Christmas story both days as well as live performances of various Christmas songs from time to time on both days. For more information or questions call Lucy Duke at 826-2601.
The Moffat County Department of Social Services will be having a U.S.D.A. Food Supplement distribution in Craig on Tuesday, Nov. 20, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., at 595 Breeze Street (north east alley entrance only).
The distribution in Maybell is on Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Maybell Community Center.
The distribution in Dinosaur is also on Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm at the County Office in Dinosaur.
All households that receive Food Supplement must be recertified at the first of each year. Verification includes proof of the household’s gross monthly income, current address and picture I.D.
For more information contact Tammie Hart at the Moffat County Department of Social Services at 824-8282 ext 11.
Recent estimates project that as many as 1 in 3 American adults will have diabetes in 2050 unless we take steps to Stop Diabetes. November is American Diabetes Month. Make an appointment with our Community Health Educators for a FREE Diabetes Screening today by calling Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association at 970-875-1880.
Murdoch’s is hosting an informational meeting about horse feed and nutrition with guest speakers J.D Sexton, Moffat Co. Extention Agent, and Dr. Delia Mac Donald, DVM, from Bear Creek Animal Hospital. Thursday, Nov. 29, from 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Presented by Murdoch’s and Purina Feeds. Call Murdoch’s at 970-824-4100 for more information.
All branches of the Moffat County Libraries will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22 through Saturday, Nov. 24, in observance of Thanksgiving. We will reopen Monday, Nov. 26, for regular business hours.
VNA is offering $14 adult immunizations, vaccine
Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering $14 immunizations for adults who are uninsured/underinsured including measles, mumps, rubella, HPV, chicken pox, pneumonia, meningitis, tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough and hepatitis A and B.
The VNA also is offering a vaccine for shingles. Adults ages 60 and older who are low income and uninsured may qualify to receive the vaccine for a $14 fee through the Merck Patient Vaccine Assistance Program. Apply for the program by scheduling an appointment.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other leading medical groups recommend being vaccinated against meningitis for youths ages 11 to 18 as well as those ages 19 to 21 who attend college. College students younger than 22 who received a vaccine before age 16 should receive a booster.
To schedule an appointment, call 970-824-8233.
With an above-average snowpack following a snowy winter, local firefighters and wildlife experts are expecting a mild fire season this year, especially at higher elevations.