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Jan. 30 Briefly

| January 28, 2009 11:00 PM

VA representative to visit Troy, Libby

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.

Family game night coming to library

The Libby Public Library will host family game night on Tuesday, Feb. 3 from 6-8 p.m.

A selection of games will be available, including Scrabble, Pictureka!, checkers and cards. Snacks will be provided.

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

Youth baseball, softball signup sessions coming

Libby youth baseball has scheduled registration sessions for this coming season.

The local league, which is affiliated with Babe Ruth League, has teams for boys ages 5-12 and girls ages 5-14.

Birth certificates are required for all new players and a copy must be available upon registration.

Signup dates are Feb. 24 and Feb. 26 at Asa Wood (2:30-6:30 p.m. both days) in the front lobby, and March 3 and March 5 at Libby Middle School (3-7 p.m. both days) in the front lobby.

For more information, call Randy Holm at 293-2712.

Little Guy Wrestling registration is Jan. 31

The Libby Wrestling Club plans to hold Little Guy Wrestling signups on Saturday, Jan. 31 in the Libby High School lobby.

The signup session will run from 5-6:30 p.m. Little Guy Wrestling is open to children in kindergarten through the eighth grade. The cost is $25 per wrestler or $40 for a family.

For more information, call Sarah Crace at 293-6040 or 293-1497.

Community Ski Day planned for Feb. 21

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 near Libby.

The activity will include food, hot drinks and warming stations along the course. 

In addition, 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 the organization’s new website at: www.LibbyXCski.com .

LHS to host appreciation night for fans on Feb. 13

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.

LHS band in concert this coming Monday

The Libby High School band will perform in concert at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 2 at the Memorial Center.

The band plans to play pieces from its performance in Polson at the Northwestern A festival on Jan. 26-27.

Animal shelter to hold rummage sale fundraiser

Kootenai Pets For Life is planning to stage its Spring Rummage Sale on Friday, Feb. 27 from 5-8 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 28 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Ponderosa Room in Libby.

For those who would like to donate items for the rummage sale, call 293-3435 and leave a message. Donations can also be mailed to: KPFL, Box 1454, Libby, MT 59923.

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.