Briefs: Wednesday, Nov. 7 |

Briefs: Wednesday, Nov. 7

The Craig Rotary Club is excited to announce a new recognition award to the humanitarians in Craig and Moffat County. The Bill & Nancy Muldoon Humanitarian Award was created to recognize the impact Bill and Nancy Muldoon made on the local, national and international communities that they served. The purpose of this award is to honor people who have volunteered their time and talents to make the world a better place. We want to recognize the outstanding individuals who dedicate their time to the promotion of human welfare and the advancement of social reforms and whose accomplishments are consistent with the Rotary ideal of Service Above Self. The award will be presented at the Rotary Diamond & Spurs banquet on January 26, 2013. Applications can be downloaded from the Craig Rotary website:, or can be picked up at the Elk Run Inn. Nominations are due by November 30, 2012. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of the Craig Rotary members.

Monday, November 12, 2012 is World Pneumonia Day. According to the Global Coalition Against Child Pneumonia, Pneumonia is the #1 killer of children under age 5 worldwide – responsible for 18% of all child deaths. Children aren’t the only ones affected by this disease, people considered at high risk for pneumonia include the elderly (over 65 years of age), young children whose immune systems are not yet fully developed, and those with underlying health problems, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. It is highly recommended that you receive the Pneumonia vaccine in addition to a seasonal flu vaccine for the greatest protection. The Pneumonia vaccine is available at all drop in flu clinics or by appointment at Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association. For more information call 970-824-8233 in Craig or 970-879-1632 in Steamboat Springs.

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