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News briefs for 12-4

Library encourages teens to participate in program

Bud Werner Memorial Library once again is encouraging local teens to take part in its “Sock It to Me” program. Children ages 11 to 18 are invited to stop by the library to enter a drawing to win a holiday stocking full of books, movies and other goodies. Children and teens will receive a ticket for the drawing every time they check out a book or movie. Call Alison Lambart, youth services manager, at 879-0240, ext. 312, for more information.

LIFT-UP Food Bank closed Monday, to reopen Tuesday

The LIFT-UP Food Bank will be closed Monday, Dec. 4 and will open at the new Lufkin LIFT-UP Center on Tuesday, Dec. 5. The Lufkin LIFT-UP Center is at 2125 Curve Court. Call 870-8804 for more information.

VNA trying to form ALS support group

Anyone interested in joining an ALS support group is asked to call Katy Thiel of the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association at 871-7628. The VNA is attempting to form a monthly support group.

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Students seek donations for military care packages

Steamboat Springs Middle and High School students are putting together care packages to send to U.S. military troops stationed overseas. Dubbed “Operation Sending Smiles,” the students are seeking donations of money, prepackaged snacks, hot chocolate, coffee, beef jerky, trail mix, nuts, socks, long-sleeve shirts, blankets, movies (DVDs), music (CDs), magazines and prepaid calling cards (so troops can call home).

All donations can be dropped off at Johnny B. Good’s in downtown Steamboat Springs. The students also plan to hold bake sales to raise money for the project. For more information, call Ashton or Sheila Palmer at 736-8379.

Memorial Library begins Food for Fines program

Do your kids have overdue fines at Bud Werner Memorial Library? During December, kids can “pay” off their fines while helping local families in need by participating in the library’s annual Food for Fines Program. For every can of food kids bring to the library, the library will cancel $1 of their overdue fines, up to $10. All food will be donated to the LIFT-UP Food Bank. This program is for children and teens 17 and younger.

Winter Carnival event registration opens Feb. 1

Registration for the 94th annual Winter Carnival street events opens Feb. 1 at the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association visitors center at 1255 S. Lincoln Ave. The visitors center is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The Winter Carnival street events will take place Feb. 10 and 11. Call Jody at 879-0882, ext. 203, for more information.