News briefs for Feb. 15 |

News briefs for Feb. 15

Bilingual health session Tuesday

Comunidad Integrada is hosting a health night at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Craig Middle School, 915 Yampa Ave. The session will be in English and Spanish. Representatives from the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association and chiropractor Linda Lewis will talk about preventative health techniques. Children’s and adult’s vaccines will be available at discounted prices, and a free dinner will be provided.

Get help quitting tobacco this week

This is National Through with Chew Week, a week that offers help to those who want to give up the habit. For residents of Moffat and Routt, Northwest Colorado VNA is partnering with several area dentists to offer free oral screenings for chew or dip users who are concerned about their health and want information about quitting. People are asked to call this week to schedule an appointment for a screening to be conducted in the coming weeks. The following dental offices have offered to conduct free screenings: Rabbit Ears Dental, 879-5630; Yampa Valley Dental, 879-4703/824-5513; and Northwest Colorado Dental Care Clinic 824-8000 (for clients 21 and younger). For more information, call VNA’s tobacco cessation coordinator Teresa Wright at 871-7639.

Kiwanis scholarship applications available

The Craig Kiwanis Club has applications available for the Stanley G. Slaugh Memorial Scholarships.

The organization has $7,000 to give away to a senior or graduate of Moffat County High School. John Husband of the club said the group typically awards more than one scholarship, and divides the money among awardees as the members see fit.

Applicants must be accepted and enrolled in an accredited university, college, business school or vocational school, and the applicant and at least one parent must live in Moffat County.

The selection committee will base its decision on leadership skills, community involvement, academic achievement and financial need.

The deadline for applications is 3 p.m. March 31.

Forms are available with Paula Duzik at the high school, 824-7036; Gene Bilodeau at Colorado Northwestern Community College, 824-7071; or Husband, 629-2586.

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