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The 43rd Annual Great American Smokeout! will be Thursday, Nov. 15. The Mineral County Health Department encourages everyone to commit or recommit to healthy, smoke-free lives. Information is available at cancer.org/smokeout or call 800-227-2345, or call Barb Jasper, RN, at MCHD at 406-822-3564.

Quilts given away

The Cabin Fever Quilt Guild will be giving quilts to local veterans on Saturday, Nov. 17 at the St. Regis Community Center. If you are a veteran or know of a veteran who would like a quilt, contact Rose at 406-649-2397 to get on the quilt recipient list.

Alberton Christmas Bazaar

The annual Alberton Christmas Bazaar will be held on Saturday, Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Alberton Elementary School cafeteria. Enjoy homemade goodies and gifts along with lunch.

Friends of Library Christmas Bazaar Dec. 8

The Friends of the Library Christmas Bazaar will be held Saturday, Dec. 8 at the Superior School elementary gym. They are asking for crafters, donations for baskets, and Christmas cookies for their “cookies by the pound” sale. Contact the Mineral County Library at 406-822-3563.

County diaper drive event Nov. 14

Parents as Teachers held a diaper drive from Oct. 29 to Nov. 9 with a goal to collect 300 packages of diapers for distribution to families in need in Mineral County. Parents as Teachers provides educational materials to parents about child development; screens children for potential delays; and offers general parenting support. Diapers will be distributed on the evening of Nov. 14 in St. Regis along with an educational event. More information is available at the Mineral County Health Department at 406-822-3564 or email April Quinlan at aquinlan@co.mineral.mt.us.

Choir/chime practice for Christmas program

The annual community-wide Christmas Program will be held on Monday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. at the LDS Church in Superior this year. Choir and chime practices have started and the public is encouraged to participate. They can use singers and people who play instruments. Choir practice is Sundays at the Methodist Church in Superior at 5 p.m. and the Chime Choir practice is on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. Contact Nancy Wilson at 406-822-4548 for more information.

Christmas Bazaar

The annual Christmas Bazaar will be held on Dec. 8 in the St. Regis Community Center and they are now taking reservations for table spaces. Call Eileen at 406-242-0317.

Holiday Food Drive

Mineral Community Hospital’s Holiday Food Drive is in full swing through Dec. 27 for donations to local food pantries. There are seven other drop-off locations for non-perishable food: Castle’s Market, TrailWest Bank, Superior Senior Center, Stang’s Food Center, Jack Lincoln Memorial Clinic, St. Regis Senior Center and Alberton Feed & Supply.

All donations will be gathered and weighed by the hospital and then distributed to the Superior School Food Pantry, Mineral County Food Bank and the Alberton Food Pantry. For more information, contact Monte Turner at 406-822-5122 or go online to www.MineralCommunityHospital.org.

Senior Centers

Superior Senior Center serves free dinners to residents who are 90 years old and older. Dinner is every Wednesday starting at 4:30 p.m.pea

St. Regis Senior Center serves meals every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. and on the last Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m. The menu is Nov. 15, sloppy joes; Nov. 25, Hispanic meal; and Nov. 29, chili burgers.

The Alberton Senior Center serves lunches each Tuesday and Thursday at noon.

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