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April 17 Briefly

| April 16, 2009 12:00 AM

Nordicfest seeks parade marshal nominations

Lincoln County residents who turn age 25 this year, were born and raised in Libby or graduated from Libby High School in 1984 are eligible to serve as Nordicfest parade marshal.

As part of the festival’s 25th anniversary, the Nordicfest board decided to try something new to select the marshal for the Sept. 12 parade. Individuals or married couples that fit the preceding criteria are invited to submit their name into a drawing to serve as parade marshal.

The deadline to submit names is April 18. Two names will be drawn on April 19 – one for the marshal and one alternate. Winners will be notified the same day.

To enter the drawing or for more information, call 293-9809 or 293-3386.

Hospital offers driver safety program

St. John’s Lutheran Hospital has joined the American Association of Retired Persons to offer a 55 Alive Driver Safety Program.

AARP developed the eight-hour classroom refresher course to help drivers 50 years of age or older to improve their skills and prevent accidents.

The next course will be held on Monday, April 20 at 8:30 a.m. at Libby Christian Church.

For fee information or to register, call Cindy Peek with St. John’s weekdays at 293-0100, ext. 0. Registration is limited.

Church group hosting ladies luncheon

The Troy United Methodist Women’s Group is hosting a donations-accepted ladies luncheon on Saturday, April 25 at 1 p.m.

The theme this year is “laughter is a gift from God.” Organizers said seating is limited so reservations are requested.

The Troy United Methodist Church is located on Third Street and Kalispell Avenue.

For information or to reserve seats, call Donna Tunison at 295-4584.

Fundraiser set for Jones to go ‘Down Under’

A spaghetti dinner fundraiser to help send Steph Jones to Australia to participate in a sports tournament is scheduled for 4-7 p.m. Friday at the Kootenai Senior Center in Troy.

The cost is $5 for adults, $4 for students and $3 for seniors and kids. The dinner will include spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, dessert and soda pop.

Stargazers plan April 24 program

The Kootenai Stargazers are planning to meet on Friday, April 24 at the home of Laura McGlasson, 324 White Ave. in Libby.

The event begins with “chow and chatter” at 6 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. Kay Tarbert will present the topic, “Have you seen what I’ve seen?” – a program about Jupiter in reference to Galileo’s discovery 400 years ago.

For more information, call 293-6427 or 293-2552.

Libby Pioneer Society to meet

The Libby Pioneer Society will meet on Sunday, April 19 at the Libby Senior Citizens Center.

The meeting will begin with a potluck lunch at 1 p.m., followed by a brief business meeting. Mark White will present a program on the Lincoln County centennial.

The public is welcome to attend.

Mountain lion program coming to Troy library

Jerry Brown, of the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will present a free program on mountain lion management free on Thursday, April 23 at 7 p.m. at the Troy Public Library.

Brown plans to discuss with the audience, among other things, the characteristics of this non-migratory animal who lives in Montana year round and how it differs from other felines of the family, including a question-and-answer session to help the public better understand mountain lions.

For more information, call Judy Williams, librarian, at 295-4040.

KV Trout Unlimited sets meeting for April 21

A Kootenai Valley Trout Unlimited meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 21, at Blackburn’s River Bend Restaurant.

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m.