Submitted by James Seifert
The Bull Lake Rod and Gun Club accept a $1500 check from the Lincoln County Community Foundation to aid in improvements on their Bull Lake property. The Bull Lake Rod and Gun Club host youth and community events. This Generous gift was made possible by an endowed gift to the Lincoln County Community Foundation from Bob Pedersen estate. Bob, a lifelong Libby resident, was an avid Sportsman.
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Photo Right: Bob Weber on the Left, Jim Seifert on the Right-Photo Courtesy of James Seifert
Our Kids Christmas Program
By Karen Morrissette
It is once again time to think about Santa, cookies, and presents for all the good boys and girls, but this year, like several before it, has been a hardship for many families in the local community. The Our Kids Christmas Program, a non-profit entity, is going full tilt to make sure that every Libby child is given the opportunity to have a merry Christmas. Tammy Kamper Brown, who has spearheaded the program for the last two years, along with her right hand, Kayla Dupert, are at the forefront of this amazing effort that provided gifts for 375 children in 2021.
Sign up forms to enroll children in the program, sent home from schools and available at Good News Christian Books & Music, were due the week of Thanksgiving, but the work is just starting. Donations can be dropped off at Diane’s restaurant Monday through Friday from 11am to 3pm and the generosity of the community is already in evidence. As Diane St. Onge, who is also helping with the program, stated last year, “It’s humbling what some of the kids ask for, like sheets, toothbrushes, and toothpaste”. One big change this year is that storage and distributions will take place at the Old Smoke Shop building next to Empire Foods. This allows for better organization without compromising the space in the restaurant.
Frequently requested items include hats and gloves, socks and underwear, balls, nerf guns, Lego’s, and dolls. To help ensure equitable distribution of gifts to all the children, instead of adopting a specific child, Our Kids prefers donations of cash, toys, or other goods which can then be matched to the wants and needs of each child. Once available items from the sign-up sheet are ready, the family of the child will be notified that they can come and pick up the presents. Distributions will be made through Christmas as needed, but Kemper-Brown hopes to get the distributions completed sooner rather than later so that all the dedicated volunteers can still spend the holidays with their own families.
If you wish to help out, you can drop off donations, be it cash, clothing, toys, or personal items at Diane’s. Try to bring them well before Christmas to help the process be as effective as possible. Every donation helps. Let’s help Santa out and make sure all of Our Kids have a great Christmas.
Pitiful Players Present To You
“A Christmas Carol”
Submitted by Keith Meyers
The Pitiful Players proudly present “A Christmas Carol” Friday, December 9, at the Lincoln Theatre in Troy, and Saturday December 10, at the Maki Theatre in :Libby. Both evening shows are at 7 p.m., and there will also be a Sunday, December 11 matinee at 2 p.m., also at the Maki Theatre. As with all Pitiful Players Productions, it’s FREE so come join the fun as Scrooge gets his due. For more information call Keith Meyers at 406 293 9277.
Senior Commodities Distribution, Friday Dec. 16
Senior Commodities Distribution will take place Friday December 16, 2022 from 10 a.m. until 12 noon at the Libby VFW Post 1548 114 W. 2nd Street. If you are currently not enrolled, you may pick up an application at the VFW. Seniors over 60 years of age and in a low income bracket qualify. If you have questions, please call Jule at 406-291-2201 and leave a message. During this Holiday season, we wish to thank our many volunteers, Northwest Motor Sports, and Rosauers for helping make this program possible.
Thankyou for Your Service
The Libby Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank Paul Resch for his 21 years of service to our community, Paul joined the department in September 2001 and retired in September 2022. Thank You Paul for your service– Photo Courtesy of Libby Volunteer Fire Department