Craig briefs for Nov. 7 | CraigDailyPress.com

Craig briefs for Nov. 7

VNA announces health care center opening

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association announces the opening of the Northwest Colorado Community Health Center (NCCHC), located at 745 Russell St. in Craig, with the arrival of the health center’s new physician, Diana Hornung, MD.

NCCHC is scheduled to host an open house for the public in December.

Dr. Hornung is the family practice physician and medical director for NCCHC. She completed her degree in medicine in Madison, Wis., and finished her residency in the Fort Collins Family Medicine Residency Program. She went on to work at the Salud Family Health Center in Fort Collins for three years.

“I am committed to providing health care to all and am excited to be a part of this effort in Northwest Colorado,” Dr. Hornung said in a news release.

NCCHC, formerly known as Moffat County Care Clinic, is a primary care clinic serving Moffat County and surrounding areas. The clinic has been operated by the VNA since 2005. In August, the clinic received its designation as a federally qualified health center.

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NCCHC, located within the VNA offices at 745 Russell St., is open Mondays through Fridays and serves clients on a sliding fee scale based on income. Clients are seen by appointment. For more information on the clinic, call Gisela Garrison, heath center director, at 871-7669.

U.S.D.A commodities distribution Nov. 18

U.S.D.A commodities will be distributed by the Moffat County Department of Social Services in Craig from 9 to 11 a.m. Nov. 18 at 595 Breeze St., (northeast alley entrance only). Distribution takes place from 9 to 9:30 a.m. at the Maybell Community Center.

Distribution in Dinosaur takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Dinosaur Social Services building.

All households that receive commodities must be recertified each year. A picture ID, proof of address and income or current eligibility are required.

For more information, call Moffat County Department of Social Services at 824-8282.

Emergency preparation fair is held Nov. 14

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is hosting an Emergency Preparedness Fair 4 to 9 p.m. Nov. 14, at the church at Ninth and Finley streets.

The fair will include displays and demonstrations of what someone needs for food storage, earthquake kits, water storage, breadmaking, 72-hour kits and much more.

The fair is free, and everyone welcome to join in getting prepared for a disaster.

VA Medical Center E.R. open Veterans Day

The Grand Junction Veterans Affairs Emergency Room will be open Nov. 11, Veterans Day, for registered patients. All other clinics will be closed.

Walk-in patients to the VA Medical Center’s ER should use the building’s front entrance.

During the holiday, Veterans Affairs patients who need nonemergency medical advice can call the medical center’s front desk at 970-242-0731. The operator will direct the call as needed. This line is for nonemergency use only, for medical emergencies – any threat to life, limb or eyesight – dial 911.

Holiday visiting hours at the VA medical center are:

• ICU fifth floor: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

• Inpatient fifth floor: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

• Inpatient third floor: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

• Community Living Center (formerly TCU): Case-by-case basis as appropriate.

Class on coping begins Nov. 10 in Craig

Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Would you like to learn new ways to cope with an ongoing condition such as diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, arthritis or asthma?

Call Mary Morris at 970-824-1135 for more information about a free, six-session Healthier Living class starting Nov. 10 at Sunset Meadows I, in Craig. The class runs through Dec. 15 with sessions held from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Space is limited and preregistration is required.

Energy Producers holds dinner meeting Nov. 11

The Northwest Colorado Energy Producers Association will hold a dinner meeting Nov. 11 at VFW Post No. 4265.

Cocktails will be served before dinner, from 6:30 to 7 p.m., and the prime rib or baked chicken dinner is at 7 p.m.

A presentation by a representative of Trapper Mine will be held from 8 to 8:45 p.m.

Tickets cost $30 per person.

RSVP by Oct. 30 to Fran Meacham at 970-276-2332.

Craig Ducks Unlimited hosts banquet Nov. 15

The Craig Chapter of the Ducks Unlimited will host its 28th annual banquet Nov. 15. Mike and Mardi Anson are the co-chairs this year.

The evening event will start at 5 p.m. with cocktails, followed by dinner at 6 p.m. The auction will start at 7 p.m.

Tickets cost $75 for a couple, $50.00 for a single, $25 a child and $500 for a corporate table of 10.

For tickets or information, call Mike or Mardi Anson at 824-0382.

Calvary Baptist to host Awana clubs

Calvary Baptist Church has begun hosting Awana clubs, a nondenominational ministry, for children ages 3 years through sixth grade at 6 p.m. Wednesdays at the church, 1050 Yampa Ave.

Weekly Awana club sessions feature three segments: Game time, handbook time and large group time. During game time, boys and girls play games on the Awana Game Square. In handbook time, children work through age-appropriate handbooks, memorizing Bible verses and doing activities that teach a variety of values ranging from patriotism to community service. Children earn awards based on their work.

For more information, call Janet Wright at 824-5222.