Aug. 7 Briefly
Library series wrapping up
The Lincoln County Public Libraries concludes its ongoing series of programming, “Soul of a People,” with a presentation on Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 6 p.m. by Jim Rains, a university lecturer on Native American Studies from Montana State University–Billings.
Rains will detail the life of D’Arcy McNickle, an author and social activist originally from the Flathead Reservation whose work includes “The Surrounded,” this year’s feature novel for One Book Montana.
“Soul of a People: Writing America’s Story” is a major documentary television program about the Federal Writers’ Project and broadcast on the Smithsonian Channel HD.
Register Aug. 12 for hunter ed course
Registration for a free Basic Hunter Education course in Libby is scheduled for 6:30-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 12 at the Libby Middle School library.
Classes will run Aug. 17-21 with sessions from 6:30-9 p.m. at the middle school library with the field course on Aug. 24 from 5-8 p.m.
For more information, call Challis Crismore at 293-4562.
Church of God to host Vacation Bible School
The Libby Church of God plans to host a Vacation Bible School from Aug. 10-14 at Fireman’s Park.
Activities will be offered, such as storytime, treats and making crafts. Each evening session will run from 6-8:30 p.m. at the southern pavilion (near the cemetery).
For more information, call 293-6196 and leave a message or call 293-7330.
Libraries to host computer classes
Lincoln County Public Libraries will host computer classes at its branches in August. The class will focus on creating basic budgets using Excel.
The Troy Library presentation will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 18 at 5 p.m. The class at the Libby Library will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 25 at 6 p.m.
Participants are asked to pre-register for the class at the libraries’ respective circulation desks or via telephone.
Relay For Life coming to Asa Wood
The third annual Lincoln County Relay For Life will take over the school grounds at Asa Wood Friday evening and into Saturday morning.
The event is dedicated to raising money in the American Cancer Society’s ongoing fight against cancer. Activities begin at 6 p.m. with the opening ceremony, national anthem and the moving survivor lap and reception. The caregiver lap and team introductions then follow and the Relay begins. A yard sale will also get under way.
The entertainment lineup features Toby Stone (7 p.m.), Holly VanBemmel (8 p.m.), Sparrowsworth (9 p.m.) and David Montgomery (11 p.m.). The Luminaria ceremony will begin at 10 p.m. “Wannabe Karaoke” with Star Phillips is set to begin at 11:30.
Relay For Life chair Keith Meyers stressed that just because someone is not signed up to take part in the Relay, that’s no reason to stay away. Everybody is welcome to take part in Relay For Life by walking or enjoying the entertainment, food and games. The event is free and promoted as “family-friendly” with no alcohol on the school grounds.
For more information on Relay For Life, see the supplement in the Aug. 5 edition of The Western News.
Libby Care Center hosting Aug. 12 luau
The Libby Care invites the community to a luau on Wednesday, Aug. 12.
Noted singer Rob Quist of the Mission Mountain Wood Band will provide entertainment.
The event is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m.
The care center is located at 308 E. Third St.
‘Oliver! The Musical’ set for Friday, Saturday
The Kootenai Heritage Council’s production of “Oliver! The Musical” will be Aug. 7-8 at 7 p.m. at the Memorial Center in Libby.
Tickets for adults can be purchased in advance for $10 or at the door for $15. Student tickets are $5 and children 6-and-under are free with a donation to the Libby Food Pantry. Tickets can be purchased at the Memorial Center, Cabinet Books, the Caboose Motel, Libby Chamber of Commerce or online at khcenter.org .
For more information, call the Memorial Center’s Brandon Roberts or Greg Woods at 293-9643.
Ministry seeks donations for Panglao program
Simple Faith Ministries is accepting donations to benefit children’s programs in Panglao, Philippines.
Drop-off locations for a rummage sale are at 512 E. Spokane St. in Troy and Kootenai Valley Church in Libby. The sale will be held Aug. 7-8 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m at Kootenai Valley Church.
Tickets for a quilt raffle can be purchased at the Venture Inn.
The ministry is also accepting donations of children’s games, books, art supplies and school supplies, which can be dropped off at the Venture Inn.
Cash donations can be made to Simple Faith Ministries at P.O. Box 811, Libby, MT 59923.
For questions, call Beth Iliff at 291-7868 or send an e-mail to: SimpleFaithMinistries@hotmail.com .
Diabetes Support Group program set for Aug. 11
The Diabetes Support Group plans to meet on Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 7 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church in Libby.
The scheduled program is “Supplements & Herbs: Do They Work?” by St. John’s Lutheran Hospital’s Becky Brundin.
Foreign, independent film series continues
The Libby Public Library will present the latest installment of its foreign and independent film series on Tuesday, Aug. 18. The movie begins at 6 p.m., and popcorn is provided.
This month’s feature is the 1998 German fast-paced thriller, “Lola Rennt” (“Run, Lola, Run”). The film, rated R, tells the story of a young woman who has 20 minutes to come up with 100,000 deutsche marks before her boyfriend is forced to rob a convenience store. The film is in German with English subtitles.
Public health seminar coming to Montana AC
A free public health seminar at the Montana Athletic Club in Libby is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 13.
Ayoung Huff, St. John’s rehabilitation services manager, will present “Pain in the Neck.”
For more information, call the athletic club at 293-4131.
LHS fall sports parent meeting set
A meeting for all potential fall sports participants and their parents has been scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 11 at Ralph Tate Gymnasium on the campus of Libby High School. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m.
Coaches will address rules, practice and start times, and procedures. Football and cheerleading will start practice on Friday, Aug. 14. Volleyball, cross country, soccer and golf will begin practice on Monday, Aug. 17.
All participants must have physical and parent permission form completed in order to participate. Libby Clinic is offering a $20 physical every Tuesday on a walk-in basis. Physicals on days other than Tuesdays must be scheduled.
On Wednesday, Aug. 12, physicals will be offered for $15 at Ralph Tate Gymnasium from 9-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-4 p.m.
Islam subject of Wednesday study group
St. John Lutheran Church in Libby plans to begin a Wednesday evening study group about Islam, organizers announced.
The first meeting will be Aug. 5 from 7-8 p.m. at the church, located at 1024 Montana Ave. The meetings will continue in the coming weeks and attendance at the first meeting is not mandatory to join in.
For more information, call 293-4024.
Library to show classic ‘Sesame Street’
The Libby Public Library will present classic episodes of the children’s television program, “Sesame Street,” as part of its Cheap Date Movie program.
On Saturday, Aug. 8 at noon, “Sesame Street” season premiere episodes from 1969, 1970 and 1971 will be shown. On Saturday, Aug. 22 at noon, episodes from 1972, 1973 and 1974 will be featured.
Shelter joins cause to help hard-to-place pets
Kootenai Pets for Life is joining Petfinder.com in celebrating Aug. 12 as “Adopt-a-Less-Adoptable-Pet Day.”
Petfinder.com , the largest online database of homeless pets, has designated Aug. 12 as a day for its over 12,500 member animal welfare organizations to focus on their hard-to-place pets.
Kootenai Pets For Life has a website at http://kpfl.petfinder.com which gives information about KPFL, provides photos and list pets available for adoption. Not all pets are on the web listing at all times so KPFL suggests a phone call or visit to the shelter to get the latest information on pets available for adoption.
As of this past weekend, KPFL has three dogs characterized as less adoptable pets.
For those interested, call 295-KPFL (5735) and leave a message.
USDA Rural Development staff available Aug. 12
The USDA Rural Development field staff will be open for one-on-one appointments at Flathead Valley Community College–Lincoln County Campus on Wednesday, Aug. 12 from 1-2 p.m. The meetings will be in Room No. 111.
For those with questions regarding Rural Development financing for homeownership, business expansions, or community facilities/equipment, call 756-2005 to make an appointment.
Library to recognize National Apple Week
The Libby Library will celebrate National Apple Week on Wednesday, Aug. 12.
From 2-4 p.m. on that day, various apple delicacies will be served at the library.
Baptist church offers WOW Wednesdays
Libby Baptist Church invites the community to WOW Wednesdays during the month of August. The weekly event begins at 6:45 p.m.
The church is located at 105 E. Cedar St.
For more information, call 293-6556!
Health center plans community barbecue
The Lincoln County Community Health Center is planning to host an outside community barbecue on Monday, Aug. 10 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., in celebration of National Community Health Center Week.
The occasion will also mark the official change to the facility’s new name – Northwest Community Health Center.
The building is located at 320 E. Second St., in Libby.