Briefs for Nov. 12

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Local organizations raising money for Katrina victims

American Legion posts in Steamboat Springs, Hayden, Yampa and Craig, the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Steamboat and the VFW Auxiliary in Steamboat are raising money to provide emergency housing assistance to veterans who lost their homes because of Hurricane Katrina. Donations can be made to the American Legion National Emergency Fund at any American Legion post or by dropping off donations at First National Bank of Steamboat Springs or the Moffat County National Bank. One hundred percent of all donations will go directly to veterans who have lost their homes. The fundraising effort ends today.

Local schools hosting book fairs this week

Strawberry Park Elementary School's Book Fair runs through noon today in the school's library. The free fair features children's books, interactive software, adult books and best-sellers from more than 150 publishers.

Soda Creek Elementary School's Book Fair runs through 1 p.m. today in the school's library. Call 871-3390 for more information.

The Soroco High School and Middle School Library also is holding a Books Are Fun Book Fair that ends today. Purchases help support the library.

Scholarships available to local high school seniors

The Career/College Center is organizing and presenting local scholarships to the Class of 2006. About 30 scholarships will be offered this spring. The scholarships help seniors attend colleges, trade schools and community colleges. Any organizations or individuals interested in offering a scholarship are encouraged to contact Gayle Dudley at 871-3641 or e-mail gdudley@sssd.k12.co.us.

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