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Sunday, November 9, 2008

Sue Anderson of Edward Jones will host a professional broadcast course, "Annual Estate Tax Update," at noon, Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 1525 14th St. W. This course is approved for three hours of continuing professional education and three hours of certified financial planner credit.

The $60 enrollment fee includes admission for one person and all course materials. Reservations are required. Contact Anderson or branch office assistant Fiona Furman at 254-0618.

Barbara Wheeling, an accounting professor with the Montana State University College of Business, is the featured speaker at the next presentation of the Montana State University Billings Library Lecture Series. Wheeling's lecture, "The Inevitability of Accounting in Agriculture," will be presented from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, in Library 205 on the MSU Billings main campus, 1500 University Drive. The event is free and open to the public.

The MSU Billings Library Lecture Series showcases the research and scholarly work of MSU Billings faculty. For more information about the series, contact Brent Roberts, associate director of the library, at 657-1655.

Chris Nelson, founder of Zoot Enterprises, Bozeman, will be the guest speaker for the next dinner meeting of the Business Owners' Social Society to be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, at the Clock Tower Inn, on the second floor. Zoot Enterprises was recently named No. 1 of the top 10 tech companies in the nation to watch by Bank Technology News.

Spouses are welcome and dinner is $29 per person. Advance payment is necessary to RSVP. Deadline is Nov. 11, and cancellations are accepted and refundable if made prior to that date. Send checks to BOSS, P.O. Box 3262, Billings, MT 59103. For more information call 259-2309 or e-mail

Casual Male Retail Group, retail brand operator of Casual Male XL, Rochester Big & Tall, LivingXL and ShoesXL, has opened a new Casual Male XL store at 585 S. 24th St. W. This replaces the Dahle's store formerly at this location.

Reinke Manufacturing Co. Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanized irrigation systems, recently recognized Billings Pump & Irrigation Company of Billings, with a Gold Reinke Pride award during its annual convention, in Savannah, Ga.

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