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‘Mudgy & Millie’ author, sculptor signing book

Sun., July 5, 2009

Author Susan Nipp and sculptor Terry Lee will be at Independence Point in Coeur d’Alene today from 1 to 3 p.m. to sign the children’s book “Mudgy & Millie.”

“Mudgy & Millie,” written by Nipp, tells the story of a moose and a mouse playing hide-and-seek in downtown Coeur d’Alene. It was illustrated by Charles Reasoner. Nipp is also the author of the nationally known “Wee Sing” series of children’s books. Both have signed over all royalties from the book and related merchandise to the Coeur d’Alene Public Library Foundation.

Copies of the book and official “Mudgy & Millie” merchandise will be available to buy from the Library Foundation.

Lee worked with Nipp and Reasoner to create five nearly life-size bronze statues that were installed last year along the Mudgy Moose Trail.

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Tails at Twilight aids humane society

Kootenai Humane Society’s Tails at Twilight Gala 2009 will be July 21 at 6 p.m. at the Huckleberry Beach home of Paul and Beverly Berger.

The evening will begin with guests boarding cruise boats at the Coeur d’Alene Resort at 5 p.m. and will include live and silent auctions, raffles, entertainment, music and food.

Tickets are $100 per person. Proceeds will benefit the KHS.

To purchase tickets, call Deb Jeffrey at (208) 691-6137 or (208) 762-2480.

For more information, call KHS director of development Holly Stetson at (208) 818-1633, contact her by e-mail or go to the KHS development office, 916 N. Third Ave., in Coeur d’Alene.

Winners weren’t just Horsin’ Around at expo

The fifth annual Horsin’ Around Horse and Mule Expo was held at the Bonner County Fairgrounds last weekend. Prizes included saddles and a year’s worth of horse feed.

The expo showcased local trainers, clinicians and competitors in everything from cowboy mounted shooting to extreme trail riding.

Talea Morgan Metivier, of Chewelah, Wash., beat out three other contestants to win the Trainers’ Challenge. Dusty Roller, of Davenport, Wash., placed second; Philip Gunning, of Libby, Mont., took third. Aliscia Kay, of Athol, received fourth place.

Julie Maguire, of Athol, received top honors in the gaming events, winning a saddle.

Jessica Anderson, of Clark Fork, Idaho, won the Extreme Trail Race and received a cash prize and donated products. The quarter horses dominated the Battle of the Breeds competition. Bonner County riders Marcy Bloom, Nicole Fitch, Sammy Pitts, Becki Cochran and Sammi Jo Carter made up the team.

For more information about the Horsin’ Around Expo, call (208) 290-2701, visit www.horsin, or e-mail info@horsin


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