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Vendor Fair coming to Libby Aug. 15
Northwest Community Health Center (formerly Lincoln County Health Center) will host its annual Vendor Fair on Saturday, Aug. 15 on Mineral Avenue in downtown Libby.
A variety of vendors will be on hand from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The event serves as a fundraiser for the health center’s Specialty Care Voucher Program.
Hospital offers 55 Alive driver program
St. John’s Lutheran Hospital and the American Association of Retired Persons offers 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 AARP 55 Alive Driver Safety Program is designed to meet the specific needs of older drivers. It offers age-related physical changes, declining perceptual skills, rules of the road, local driving problems and license renewal requirements. Volunteer instructors recruited and trained by AARP conduct the course, which is presented through a combination of slide presentations and group discussions. There is no written exam. The course instructors will be Joyce Goss and Rick Hunting.
The next two-session course will be held on Monday, Aug. 24 at 8:30 a.m. at Libby Christian Church, located across the river at 100 Kootenai River Road.
The fee for the course is $12 for AARP members, $14 for non-members (check or money orders only). To register, call Cindy Peek with St. John’s weekdays at 293-0100, ext. 0. Registration is limited.
Ruby Ridge event on Aug. 21
A Ruby Ridge Memorial event has been organized for Friday, Aug. 21 at Deep Creek and Ruby Creek in Naples, Idaho.
The special gathering is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.
McCormick School to celebrate 100 years
The McCormick School on Old Highway 2 near the Idaho-Montana line will host a 100th anniversary potluck from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at the school.
The school will provide Polish dogs, hamburgers, soda and water.
Peggy Harrell, district clerk, said the one-room school was founded during the summer of 1909 and has remained open continuously. Enrollment at the school for students kindergarten through eighth grade has been up and down over the years.
“When I first started (19 years ago), I think we had 23 to 24 students and at one point we went down to two and the next year, we were up to 16,” Harrell said. “This year we’re hoping for 18 to 20.”
For information on McCormick School’s centennial celebration, call Harrell at 295-4688.
Troy organization hosting March for Jesus
The Troy Ministerial Alliance will host “March for Jesus” on Sunday, Aug. 16.
Planning on joining the Troy churches which comprise the Ministerial Alliance will be guests from Libby’s Amish community and the Church of the Nazerene of Libby.
All are welcome. Participants are asked to gather promptly at 4 p.m. at the First National Bank parking lot, Highway 2, in Troy. Marchers will depart the bank parking lot and march west on Highway 2 to Third Avenue to West Riverside Avenue to the Roosevelt Park pavilion for live music and fellowship.
Traumatic brain injury group to meet
North Valley Support Group’s traumatic brain injury meetings are set for Tuesday, Aug. 18 in Libby and Wednesday, Aug. 19 in Troy.
The group will meet at 5:30 p.m., on Aug. 18 at Riverfront Park in Libby, and at 6 p.m. on Aug. 19 at Roosevelt Park in Troy. The meetings will feature a picnic along with discussion. Group members are invited to bring their fishing poles with access to the river at both spots.
The meetings are intended for people with brain injuries and family members to meet and talk about education, understanding and resources. Support groups provide confidentiality and empathy of experiences of other head injury survivors.
For information, call Don Walker in Libby (293-6518) or Laura Wilde in Troy (295-9753).
Parent Involvement Policy Committee to meet
Libby Public Schools’ Parent Involvement Policy Committee plans to meet on Thursday, Aug. 20 in the Central Administration Building’s Little Theatre.
The meeting begins at 7 p.m. and will feature information on the district’s parent involvement policy.
SWAP hosting back to school event
The Libby Christian Church’s Seniors With a Purpose will host its Back to School Six-Pack Giveaway for students in kindergarten through sixth grade on Tuesday, Aug. 18.
The event will run from 1-3 p.m. – or while supplies last – at the church’s Mission Store.
Youth Runnerfell contest entry deadline Aug. 17
The Youth Runnerfell 20th Anniversary Slogan Contest has arrived with the deadline to enter set for Monday, Aug. 17.
The contest is open to children ages preschool to 15. The winning slogan will be printed on the 2009 Youth Runnerfell T-shirt along with a prize of $50.
Each entry must include:
• Words only with no artwork.
• Words must mention something about 20 years of Runnerfell.
• Include first and last name, name of the school the student will be attending this fall, grade level and phone number (list on back of the entry).
Send entries to: Youth Runnerfell Slogan Contest, P.O. Box 1197, Libby, MT 59923.
Hunter education course registration slated for Aug. 12
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.