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Jan. 23 Briefly

| January 21, 2009 11:00 PM

LMS overtime activity Saturday night

Libby Middle School is hosting an overtime activity for sixth- through eighth-graders from 8-10 p.m. in the middle-school gym following Libby High School’s basketball games on Saturday.

Free pizza and punch will be available thanks to a $500 donation from Safe Kids for Safe Communities.

Parents are encouraged to stay for the event. Any student wishing to leave early must be accompanied by a parent. 

For more information call LMS at 293-2763.

Family Birth Services offering class

Family Birth Services in Libby will be having a “CPR for the family” on Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 11 a.m.

Family Birth Services has a regular “tea and talk” class the last Wednesday of every month. Everyone is welcome to join the group for tea, snacks and visiting with other moms while learning. The classes are free.

For more information, call Joyce Vogel, certified professional midwife, at 291-3292 or 293-4253.

VA representative to visit Troy, Libby on Feb. 9

A representative of the Montana Veterans Affairs Division out of Kalispell will be at Kootenai Senior Center in Troy and Libby Senior Citizens Center on Monday, Feb. 9.

Sherry Stewart, service officer, will be in Troy from 11 a.m.-noon and in Libby from 1:30-4 p.m. She will be available to assist veterans and their dependents that have questions regarding benefits.

For more information, call 406-755-3795.

Basketball game times at Libby HS changed

Libby High School’s home basketball start times on Saturday against Bigfork have been changed, athletic director Dolly Crum announced this week.

The varsity boys will now play at 4:30 p.m., to be followed by the girls at 6 p.m.

The freshmen boys play at 1:30 p.m., and the junior varsity boys at 3 p.m. – both at Ralph Tate Gymnasium at the high school. In the middle-school gym, the freshman girls will play at 1:30 p.m., followed by the JV girls at 3 p.m.

Hospital offers ’55 Alive’ driver safety program

St. John’s Lutheran Hospital has joined the American Association of Retired Persons to offer 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. 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 course will be held on Monday, Jan. 26 from at 9 a.m. at Libby Christian Church, located across the river at 100 Kootenai River Road.

The fee for the course is $10, payable at the first class session (check or money orders only). Participants may also register by calling Cindy Peek with St. John’s at 293-0100, ext 0, Monday through Friday. Registration is limited.

Tax volunteers available to help with filing

AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will be on hand each Thursday from Feb. 5 through April 9 to help people in the low- to moderate-income range with special attention to those ages 60 and older.

Volunteers can help prepare federal and state tax returns and can also assist with electronic filing.