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In brief: NIC Outdoor Pursuits to run ski film

COEUR D’ALENE – North Idaho College’s Outdoor Pursuits will show the Warren Miller film “Wintervention” tonight in the Boswell Hall Schuler Performing Arts Center at 6:30 p.m.

The film highlights skiers who sail from Argentina to Antarctica searching for some of the last untouched descents on Earth and skiers and snowboarders who venture deep into the Caucasus Mountains of Georgia for some of the best terrain.

Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for NIC students, seniors and children ages 12 and younger. Tickets may be purchased at the door, at the NIC Outdoor Pursuits Office or the Ski Shack in Hayden.

For more information, call (208) 769-7809.

Christmas tree sales benefit Freedom House

Coeur d’Alene – Starting Friday Freedom House will be selling Christmas trees to benefit the organization. The tree lot is at Prairie Avenue Christian Center, 3639 W. Prairie Avenue, Coeur d’Alene.

Freedom House is a nonprofit, faith-based home providing an affordable, safe and sober living environment for women who are serious about living their lives free of addictions.

For more information, call (208) 704-1110 or e-mail

NIC students winners in speech contest

COEUR D’ALENE – North Idaho College students were recently awarded for speeches they wrote and presented in their Communications 101 classes in the NIC Fall 2010 Speech Contest.

Elisa Seeley, Hayden, received first place and $150 for her speech “Snap, Crackle, Pop! Preparing for the Inevitable” about the importance of renters insurance.

Daniel Connelly, Rathdrum, was awarded second place and $125 for his speech “Rangers: The Protectors of the Wild Frontier.”

Alyssa Kimm, Coeur d’Alene, received third place and $100 for her speech “Endorphins in Relation to Stress Relief.”

Dana McLeod, Post Falls, received fourth place $75 for her speech “Administration: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.”

Amy Gannon, Coeur d’Alene, was awarded fifth place and $50 for her speech “Staying Focused with Some Help.”

Students were selected by their peers to represent their classes in the contest, which was judged by NIC speech instructors and special guest Kathy Wilcox from Lewis-Clark State College.

Holiday fair Dec. 4 at St. Luke’s Episcopal

COEUR D’ALENE – St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 501 E. Wallace Ave., Coeur d’Alene, will host the annual Snowflake Faire Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event has been a part of the holiday season at St. Luke’s for more than 50 years. It features unique and affordable gifts, including jewelry, crafts, treasures and collectibles. A raffle for Christmas baskets will also be held, and homemade soup and pie from Maggie’s Cafe will be served beginning at 11 a.m.

Proceeds benefit local nonprofit organizations.

For more information, call (208) 664-5533 or visit

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