Craig briefs for Nov. 8 |

Craig briefs for Nov. 8

— The Great American Smokeout is Thursday, Nov. 15.

This annual observance, created by the American Cancer Society, encourages smokers and chewers to quit for a day in hopes that they can quit for good.

This year, Coloradans have an added incentive to participate – four free weeks of the nicotine patch from the Colorado QuitLine. Any tobacco user can receive up to four weeks of free nicotine patches, a $100 value. Nicotine gum is also available. Simply call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669). Call the VNA at 871-7664 for further assistance.

Seeking to prevent underage drinking

Several Northwest Colorado agencies are working together to create a campaign to prevent underage drinking.

This campaign will focus on parent responsibility, community education and youth access to alcohol in our community.

The Youth Wellness Initiative is scheduled to meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Moffat County High School Library. Pizza will be provided and child care will be available if reserved in advance. For more information or to RSVP, call Diane Miller at the VNA at 871-7609.

Rifle club to host Snowmobile swap

The Rifle Snowmobile Club hosts a snowmobile swap and pig roast from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Old Ben Rex parking lot on Railroad Ave., next to City Market. Visitors may bring snowmobile-related items to the swap.

The cost to sell items is $5 for individuals and $50 for businesses. Raffle tickets for a new Arctic Cat are $5 and the pig roast costs $5 per person. For more information, call Frank at 970-876-5689 or Yvonne at 970-379-5827.

Fair connects families with health info

A Family Fair, with workshops on nutrition, home health, diabetes, interpretation and more, is scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig and from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Holy Name Catholic Church in Steamboat Springs.

The Family Fair’s mission is to connect Spanish-speaking families to the information and services they need to keep their families healthy and safe. If your organization would like a booth, please call Integrated Community at 871-4599. Dinner and refreshments will be provided.

Investing seminar on the horizon

Bryan Ludgate of Edward Jones is hosting “Rules of the Road: A Common Sense Seminar on Investing” at 5:30 p.m. today at the Craig Chamber of Commerce, 360 E. Victory Way.

“These ideas aren’t any big secret,” Ludgate said. “In fact, to invest successfully, you mainly need to follow a few simple guidelines and stick to your game plan.”

The Rules of the Road seminar will cover the keys to successful investing by addressing important factors to consider, such as taxes, quality investments, price, diversification, long-term investing, losses and careful decision making.

“In about 60 minutes, I will provide those who attend with 10 steps to follow when investing before and during retirement,” Ludgate said.

“Whether your dream is to live comfortably in retirement or to send your kids to college, this seminar can show you that those dreams can become reality if you follow the rules of the road.”

The seminar is free, but space is limited. Call Lisa at 824-8033 to reserve your space.

Edward Jones provides financial services for individual investors in the United States, and through its affiliates, in Canada and the United Kingdom.

For more information, call Lisa at 824-8033 or Christina at 824-5689.

‘Oklahoma’ to be performed at MCHS

Moffat County High School is presenting Rodgers and Hammersteins musical “Oklahoma!” with four performances – at 7 p.m. Nov. 15, 7 p.m. Nov.16, and at 2 and 7 p.m. Nov. 17 – in the Moffat County High School auditorium.

Ticket price is $5 for general admission. MCHS are admitted free with student ID.

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