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Friday, May 9, 2003

Local events nCounty Board of Adjustment 10 a.m., Room 403, Courthouse

nAdult Medic First Aid Class 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Boulder Room, St. Vincent Healthcare, call 237-4155 to register

nFree preschool screening for School District No. 2 children ages birth through age 5 at Rimrock Early Childhood Center, 2802 13th St. W., appointment required, call 247-3804

Deering Clinic to give free skin exams Free skin exams will be available Wednesday at Deering Clinic, 123 S. 27th St.

The community skin-screening fair is from 1:30 to 4 p.m. and is sponsored by the Montana Family Practice Residency Program.

Anyone with a rash, questionable mole, unsightly blemish or any other potential skin problem is welcome to be checked, said Dr. Tom James, a faculty member of the residency program. Additional treatment or a referral is also available.

Community Hope plans garage sale Donations are needed to make a garage sale being held by Community Hope of Laurel a success.

Items sought include dishes, cooking utensils, small appliances, collectibles, household items, bedding and garden equipment. Although all donations are appreciated, organizers ask that clothing and large appliances not be donated.

The sale will raise money for operating costs at the agency, which aids families in financial crisis.

For more information, call Community Hope at 628-7281 or take donations to the shop at 204 Cedar Ave.

The sale will be at 902 Fourth Ave. in Laurel.

Streets to be closed for Women's Run Some downtown streets will be closed Saturday morning for the 22nd Annual Montana Women's Run.

Second and Third avenues north from Division to 11th Street North, and Clark and Yellowstone avenues from Division to Seventh Street West will be closed from about 8:15 a.m. until about 10 a.m.

These closures include North 27th Street, which will be closed or partially closed from Second to Third Avenues North from about 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Course guards will be stationed at most intersections. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area.

Also, parking will not be allowed on Second Avenue North on either side from North 26th Street to North 29th Street, from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.

The five-mile race begins at 8:30 a.m., and the two-mile race starts at 8:45 a.m.

Community members are encouraged to line the course and support the Montana Women's Run participants. Please feel free to play music, make signs and cheer them on.

As of Thursday, a record number of participants had signed up for the run, breaking the previous record of 4,220 by several hundred.

So, please come out, rain or shine, to support all of these women who are running or walking to benefit local women's services.

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