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Jan. 14 Briefly

| January 12, 2009 11:00 PM

The Western News

Scatterguns to host open house Jan. 24

The Libby Scatterguns will stage an open house from noon-4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 24 as a lead-in for the upcoming Winter Trap & Skeet leagues.

The open house will feature hot dogs, coffee and hot chocolate, a drawing, shooting and league sign-ups. The Scatterguns invites anyone who might be interested to come out to the event at the Trap and Skeet range.

For a copy of league rules or for those with questions, call Tom Bailey at 293-7743 or Mike Cirian at 293-4608.

Libby, Troy students on MSU honor roll

Montana State University recently released its President’s and Dean’s honor rolls.

Lea Castor and Gabrielle Cuskelly of Libby, and Claire Nagode of Troy were included on the President’s Honor Roll.

The Dean’s Honor Roll includes Erin Bothman, Steven Hauck, Patricia Hurin and Kira Lee of Libby, and Elise Coy and Cassandra Sargent of Troy.

After-school program features career days

Libby High School’s after-school career days program continues through the rest of the month.

Every Wednesday from 3:30-4:45 in the library during January, the after-school program is partnering with Kootenai Job Service, Lincoln County Library, and local businesses help students enter the workforce and to be successful employees.

Remaining workshops include: Finding post-secondary educational training opportunities (Jan. 14); cover letters and resumes (Jan. 21); and interviewing techniques and mock interviews (Jan. 28).

For more information, call Kaide Dodson at 334-0254.

Athletic club celebrates 13 years with games

In recognition of its 13-year anniversary, the Montana Athletic Club-Libby will be hosting two fitness motivational games.

The club will kick off a “Sounds Like Fun” fitness game on Jan. 19 in which participants complete two workouts of their choice at the club and three bonus activities per week. Participants completing the 13-week program will earn a free T-shirt and entry into a drawing for a scenic airplane flight over the Cabinet Mountains by Kootenai Aviation.

In May, the club will launch “Club 13” – also a 13-week program in which participants earn points for their workouts to become members of Club 13. Participants completing both programs will be entered into a drawing for three free months at the club.

The club is located beside City Hall at 952 E. Spruce St., or may be reached by phone at 293-4131.

Youth baseball, softball meeting set for Jan. 15

A youth baseball and softball meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 15 at Glacier Insurance in Libby.

On the agenda is nomination of new officers for open positions and discussion of registration times and fees.

Glacier Insurance is located across from Rosauers. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m.

For more information or to inquire about serving as an officer, call Randy Holm at 293-5763.

AARP Tax-Aide seeks volunteers during tax season

AARP Tax-Aide is seeking volunteers to assist with tax preparation.

Each year from Feb. 1-April 15, AARP Tax-Aide volunteers prepare federal and state tax returns for low- and middle-income taxpayers with special attention to those ages 60 and older. Volunteers are especially needed to assist with electronic filing of returns.

Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds are welcome and do not need to be AARP members or retired.

Tax counselors receive free tax training and become certified by the Internal Revenue Service by passing an exam. Classes in Kalispell are scheduled for Jan. 12-16. Online self-study is also available.

For more information, call Sally Anderson at 293-6676, or AARP at 888-687-2277, or go online to: www.aarp.org/tavolunteers .

Speech, drama fundraiser coming Feb. 21

A Libby High School speech and drama team fundraiser will be held Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Little Theatre at Central School, 724 Louisiana Ave.

Attendees can expect competition performances from the actors and surprise pieces throughout. Libby coach Shelley Fisher said donations are accepted for admission and refreshments.

Library hosting astronomy shows

Lincoln County Libraries’ Families Under the Stars program to mark the International Year of Astronomy will feature shows inside the StarLab, an inflatable planetarium, on Wednesday, Jan. 14.

Programs will include “Greek Mythology,” “Solar System” and “Constellations.”

The program begins at 6 p.m. at the Kootenai Valley Christian School gymnasium in Libby. Another evening follows on Wednesday, Jan. 21 at Asa Wood Elementary.

For more details, call the library at 293-2778.

Post office asks public to clear mailbox areas

The Libby Post Office is requesting the public to clear mailbox areas of snow and ice for the safety of its letter carriers.

Recent winter storms have made mail delivery challenging for letter carriers.

The post office asks residents to make sure the mailbox is visible and free of snow, sleet, slush, ice and debris while safely accessible for letter carriers.

Letter carriers are instructed not to deliver to mailboxes and locations considered to have difficult or unsafe access.

Class of 1969 reunion meeting organized

A reunion for Libby High School’s Class of 1969 is being planned and an organizational meeting for all interested graduates is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 14 at Lincoln Lanes.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m.

For more information, call 293-7781, ext. 236.

Traumatic brain injury group to meet

North Valley Support Group’s traumatic brain injury meetings are set for Tuesday, Jan. 20 in Libby and Wednesday, Jan. 21 in Troy.

The group will meet at 5:30 p.m., on Jan. 20 at the Families in Partnership offices, 83 Collins Ave., in Libby, and at 6 p.m. on Jan. 21 at Kootenai Senior Center in Troy.

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.

No meetings are scheduled for February.

For information, call Don Walker in Libby (293-6518) or Laura Wilde in Troy (295-9753).