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Jan. 7 Briefly

| January 5, 2009 11:00 PM

Benefit to help resident pay medical expenses

A benefit for Troy resident Bonnie Ehlen, who needs surgery and does not have insurance, will be staged on Saturday, Jan. 10 at the Troy VFW.

The event will include a double-elimination 8-ball pool tournament with $50 in added money (signup from noon-1 p.m.), potluck dinner (all-you-can eat for $5 at 5 p.m.) a live auction (8 p.m.). and Extreme Karaoke by BJ (following the auction).

Raffles will go on all night with primary prizes being a queen-size quilt donated by Mountain Mamas and $400 (raffle at midnight) donated by Bob and Kathy Egbert and the Helping Hand Program organized by Fran Stanton.

To donate or for more information, call Stanton at 295-4542.

Farmer’s Market signup meeting set for Jan. 9

A Libby Farmer’s Market signup meeting is scheduled for 4 p.m., on Friday, Jan. 9 at Henry’s Café.

For more information, call Juanita Schikora at 293-3996.

Quit smoking through community program

St. John’s Lutheran Hospital and the Center for Asbestos Related Disease have teamed up to provide a free smoking cessation program for the community.

Smoke-Free for Life is a program that will work in conjunction with the Montana Tobacco Quit Line, utilizing their resources to obtain nicotine replacement products (if such products are requested by the individual).

The program will provide local support and information, and if the individual chooses to use the prescription medication Chantix, the program will cover the co-pay, contingent on class attendance.

An orientation session of Smoke-Free for Life will be held on Monday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m., in the conference room at the hospital. The dates for the rest of the sessions in the program are Jan. 19, Feb. 2, Feb. 16 and March 16.

Pre-registration for the program is encouraged, and can be done by calling Susan Horelick, St. John’s Health & Wellness manager, at 293-0164, or Ashley Day, CARD respiratory therapist, at 293-9274, ext. 31.

Archery club’s indoor league begins Jan. 18

The Libby Archery Club’s annual winter indoor archery league starts  Jan. 18 at Lincoln Lanes Bowling Alley.

The indoor archery range is  available  now for archery club members to practice their skills whether they participate in league competition or not, but only those with paid membership and range fees are allowed to shoot (liability insurance  reasons). Club membership is $10 per year, $5 for youths (12-17 years). Range fees are  $30 for adults, $15 for youth.

Those interested can find club membership forms at Libby Sports Center. For questions call 293-2900 or 293-2072.

La Leche League helps breastfeeding mothers

The La Leche League in Libby offers free guidance, information and support for breastfeeding mothers.

For more information, call Kim Lee at 293-2103.