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In brief: Right to Life walk today at Independence Point

Sat., Jan. 24, 2009

Beginning at 10 a.m. today, the members of Right to Life of Coeur d’Alene will hold a commemorative march for the unborn, gathering at Independence Point, Second and Sherman Avenue. The annual event also will include a rally at St. Thomas Center, 406 N. 10th St., at 10:30 a.m.

A guest speaker from Hospice of North Idaho will discuss euthanasia and pro-life education material will be available.

For more information, call 691-9510.

Flame for Special Olympics games arrives Thursday

The 2009 Special World Winter Games will be held in Boise Feb. 6 through 13. But before the last leg of the games begin; the flame will be delivered from Greece in a flame-lighting ceremony, taking place at the Third Street boat launch near the Coeur d’Alene Resort, Thursday, at 8:30 a.m.

The flame will travel throughout Idaho for 10 days until the opening ceremonies in Boise on Feb. 6.

Sandpoint

Contest for free tickets to Joan Baez concert

The Bonner County Human Rights Task Force and Lost Horse Press plans to award 20 free tickets to Bonner County women to Joan Baez’s sold out show March 22 at the Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave. in Sandpoint.

The tickets will be awarded to women who submit a poem, song or short essay reflecting why they are influenced by Baez’s songs and the stance she has taken to defend human and civil rights.

The deadline for the ticket contest is Feb. 20, and the winner will be announced March 15.

To enter the contest send your name, date of birth, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number and poem or essays to e-mail address losthorsepress@mindspring.com with Baez contest as the subject line. Songs should be recorded on CD or tape, labeled Baez contest, and sent to 180 Deerhaven Drive, Hope, ID 83836.

Boise

Mrs. America Pageant awarding local titles

The Mrs. Idaho America Pageant is currently awarding local titles, giving participants the opportunity to represent their hometowns in the state pageant, to be held April 23 through 25 at the Capital High School Auditorium in Boise. The winner of the Mrs. Idaho title will join other state winners in September for the 33rd Mrs. America Pageant.

Delegates must be of good moral character, married, at least 18 years of age, a U.S. citizen and a resident of Idaho. Areas of competition include personal interview, physical fitness and evening wear.

For an application visit www.mrsidahoamerica.com.For more information, call Susan at 859-3809 or Sher at 870-3722.

Hayden

KEC offering rebate for recycling refrigerators

Kootenai Electric Cooperative, 2451 W. Dakota Ave. in Hayden, will issue its members a $30 rebate for recycling an old refrigerator or freezer.

According to a press release from Kootenai Electric, a single, older refrigerator actually does as much damage to the environment as two cars can do in a year. And older appliances can use three to four times more electricity than new models, eating up hundreds of dollars a year in utility bills.

To schedule a pick-up or for more information, call (877) 577-0501 or visit www.kec.com.

Silver Valley

Bird rescue program takes flight in Kellogg

With the help of The Shoshone Human Society, Cathy Lininger of Kellogg has started a bird rescue program.

She is licensed with the Fish and Game Department and has worked with, rescued and raised Canadian geese, small wild birds and domestic and exotic birds.

Lininger is asking for the community’s help to with the rescue program. Medium to large cages and other donations are especially needed right now.

To find out to help and for more information, call 786-1911.



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