Craig Briefs: TMH offering reduced-cost mammograms |

Craig Briefs: TMH offering reduced-cost mammograms

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The Memorial Hospital is offering reduced-cost digital screening mammograms to women older than 40 throughout the month.

Women younger than 40 may qualify if they have risk factors for breast cancer and their doctor’s approval. Before scheduling an appointment, get an order from a health care provider.

According to the National Cancer Institute, “Regular use of screening mammograms, followed by timely treatment when breast cancer is diagnosed, can help reduce the chances of dying from breast cancer.”

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 826-3150, or 826-3152 for Spanish.

Museum planning Pumpkin Patch event

Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

The second annual Pumpkin Patch event has been set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Wyman Museum, 94350 E. U.S. Highway 40.

The event will include pumpkin painting, scarecrow building, hay rides, costume rentals, needle in the hay maze and food. There will also be a painted pumpkin silent auction and a homemade pumpkin pie contest, for which all entries are due by 1 p.m. Saturday.

All children’s activities are free.

For more information, call the museum at 824-6346.

Car care clinic slated for Saturday in Craig

A small group at the Journey at First Baptist is offering a free car care clinic Saturday for single mothers, senior citizens and people with disabilities.

The clinic is set for 8 a.m. to noon at First Baptist Church, 1150 W. Ninth St.

Car checks, which cover the vehicle bumper to bumper, are available by appointment by calling 826-4400.

DOW hunter ed course scheduled

The Colorado Division of Wildlife is sponsoring a Hunter Education Course on Oct. 22. The class will begin at 7 a.m. and finish at 11:30 a.m. and will take place at the Maybell Community Center.

An Internet course must be completed before attending the class. For more information or to pre-register, call 272-3238.

Class size is limited.

Fund set for couple’s medical expenses

A fund has been established for Rob and Natalie Satterwhite for medical expenses surrounding complications with Natalie’s pregnancy.

Both Natalie and the Satterwhites’ unborn baby boy are under physicians’ care in the Denver area. The family reports that doctors will likely induce labor within the month, delivering the baby about six weeks early.

The family expects the baby to undergo open heart surgery shortly after birth.

Donations can be made to Yampa Valley Bank, 435 Mack Lane in Craig, in care of Natalie Satterwhite, medical expense account.

The Satterwhites thank friends and family for their prayers and donations.

Book club set to meet Thursday

The Craig Book Club is set to meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the First Congregational Church of Christ, 630 Green St.

Susie Begam-Violette will review Stieg Larsson’s trilogy, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” “The Girl Who Played with Fire” and “The Girls Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest.”

Call 824-6436 for more information.

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