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Feb. 13 Briefly

| February 11, 2009 11:00 PM

‘Through With Chew’ kits available

More than 500 free “Spit Quit Kits” are available in connection with “Through With Chew Week” Feb. 15-21.

The kits are available from all Lincoln County medicare-care providers, dentists, pharmacists, the hospital, CARD clinic and Libby Community Interagencies.

The kits contain information about how to check the mouth for problems along with a free disposable dental mirror. It also contains information about the Montana Tobacco Quit Line (866-485-QUIT), which helps with free telephone counseling and free nicotine replacement patches, gum, lozenges or for a small co-pay, with a doctor’s prescription, Chantix.

Youth may also call the Montana Quit Line. While not eligible for the free nicotine replacement products because they are underage, they can get free telephone counseling from specialists trained to help teens stop using tobacco.

Trout Unlimited to meet Feb. 17

Trout Unlimited plans to meet in Libby on Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. at the Venture Inn in the Fireside Room.

American Legion in Libby plans bake sale

The Libby American Legion post will hold a bake sale on Friday, Feb. 13.

The sale begins at 11 a.m. and will continue until all items are sold. Proceeds go toward Girls State.

Troy HS bids farewell to gym on Saturday

Troy High School will play its final regular-season basketball game in the gymnasium on Saturday.

To commemorate the event, the school invites former Trojans who played basketball in the 1950s, 1960s or 1970s to attend the game and be recognized at halftime.

The gym served the community for 59 years. Sporting events will be moving to the new Troy Activity Center this next school year.

Troy youth baseball, softball signups

Troy’s youth baseball and softball program has signup sheets available at the elementary and high school offices. The program will features teams for ages 5-15.

The registration deadline is Friday, Feb. 27. The program is also looking for umpires.

For more information, call 295-2046.

LHS to host appreciation night for fans on Friday

Libby High announced that it will host a community appreciation night on Friday, Feb. 13, at Ralph Tate Gymnasium.

Athletic director Dolly Crum said the school wants to thank Logger fans for their support by offering free admission to community members from both Libby and Troy for the boys game that day. The schedule has the action beginning at 4:15 p.m. with the freshmen, followed by the junior varsity at 5:45 p.m., and the varsity at 7:15 p.m.

In addition to free admission, Crum said there will also be giveaways and prizes.

Cascade Quartet coming to Memorial Center

The Kootenai Heritage Council presents Great Falls Symphony’s The Cascade Quartet on Tuesday, Feb. 17 at the Memorial Center in Libby.

The Libby High School and Eureka High School choirs will accompany the group, which will perform a variety of pieces from Beethoven to today’s top composers.

The show begins at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students and available at various businesses in Libby or by calling 293-9643.

Foreign and Independent Film Series event coming Feb. 17

The Libby Public Library will present the latest installment of its Foreign and Independent Film series on Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 6 p.m.

This month’s feature is the 2008 documentary “Man on Wire” (PG-13, 90 minutes), directed by James Marsh. Popcorn is provided.

Turner Mountain plans Community Appreciation Day

Turner Mountain Ski Area announced that Community Appreciation Day is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 16.

On that day, adults can ski for half price while children 18 and under are free with the use of a voucher. Vouchers are available at sponsoring businesses.

Cross country ski club plans to host Community Ski Day

The Kootenai Cross Country Ski Club announced that it will host Community Ski Day on Saturday, Feb. 21 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the South Flower Creek trails.

The activity will include food, hot drinks and warming stations along the course. Experienced club members will be on the course to serve as “ski mentors” to help new skiers and offer tips to more advanced skiers on technique. The event is free and open to all.

For more information, call 406-690-8684 or go online to: .

Libby Rod & Gun Club to welcome wildlife officials

The Libby Rod & Gun Club will host a public event on Tuesday, Feb. 17 at the First National Bank’s community room. Big-game populations and predators will be discussed.

Jim Williams, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region I wildlife manager, and Kent Lauden, Region 1 wolf specialist, will be on hand.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m.

Quit tobacco through free program

St. John’s Lutheran Hospital and the Center for Asbestos Related Disease team up to provide a free monthly tobacco cessation program for the community.

This month’s class is on Monday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. in the conference room at St. John’s Lutheran Hospital.

The 90-minute class provides information about creating a quitting plan, medications that might be helpful, cessation resources through the Montana Tobacco Quit Line, online help and resources, and other assistance in the fight to stop smoking or using chew tobacco products.

For more information, call Susan Horelick at 293-0164.

Cancer support group to meet

The Libby/Troy Cancer Support and Information Groups – sponsored free of charge by St. John’s Lutheran Hospital and co-facilitated by Linda Matthews and Laura Sedler – will meet on Feb. 16 at 5 p.m., at the Troy United Methodist Church.

For a ride from Libby or Troy, or for more information, Call Matthews,

293-0121 or Sedler, 93-0183.