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Sunday, March 6, 2005

Senior citizens' dance slated in Laurel

LAUREL - A free senior citizens' dance will be hosted by the Laurel High School National Honor Society.

Dancing is 6-8 p.m. Friday at the school at 203 E. Eighth St. Bob Bares Band will provide the music.

Work scheduled for Fly Creek Road

Yellowstone County plans a bridge-replacement project for March 7-21 on Fly Creek Road.

A detour will be in place. For information call Tim Miller, assistant road and bridge director, at 256-6812.

Blood drive scheduled at Joliet High School

JOLIET - United Blood Services will hold a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Joliet High School.

The drive is open to students 17 years and older, faculty, staff and parents. All potential donors must weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. Please eat a good meal and drink plenty of water.

Call 962-3541 to schedule a blood donation appointment. Walk-ins and first-time donors are welcome.

St. Patrick's Day event includes bagpipers

GLENDIVE - Bagpipers from Regina, Saskatchewan, will help Glendive celebrate St. Patrick's Day to benefit the public library on March 18-19.

"Irish for a Day: A Celtic Celebration" will culminate on March 19 with the City of Regina Pipe Band playing bagpipes throughout the day.

Activities will raise money to buy chairs for the newly renovated meeting room at the library, said Becky Iwen of the Friends of the Glendive Public Library.

To encourage visitors from north of the border, several businesses in town will exchange Canadian money at par.

The Coffee Den restaurant will serve Irish stew and soda bread March 17-19.

Here's a schedule of events:

• March 17. 6 p.m., corned beef and cabbage dinner, VFW Hall.

• March 18. 4 p.m., variety show, at the library. 7 p.m., warmup party at the Oasis Bar.

• March 19. 9 a.m., breakfast with the Regina pipe band, Jordan Best Western. Noon-4 p.m., Regina pipe band performs around Glendive. 2 p.m., pipe-band concert, Dawson County High School; LaDonna's Dancers and the Miles City Caledonian Dancers will perform traditional jigs. 6 p.m., corned beef and cabbage dinner and American buffet, Elks Club. 7 p.m.-2 a.m., bar crawl, downtown. Open containers allowed. 9 p.m., dance with the XXX Band, Twilite Lounge.

For information, call Pat Mischel, 377-6690, or go to the celebration's Web site www.glendiveshamrocks.com.

Scholarships offered for health care

Deaconess Billings Clinic Foundation is awarding scholarships to students pursuing an education in health care.

The DBC Foundation Health Care Scholarship awards range from $500 to $2,000 and will be granted to graduating high-school seniors and college students from schools and colleges in the DBC service area. Work Commitment Scholarships, valued at $3,000 to $5,000 per year, are offered to students who are entering the last two years of their program or either year of a two-year program and who are interested in a commitment to work at DBC upon graduation.

Applications for scholarships are available online at www.billmgsclinic.com/scholarship and must be postmarked by April 1. For additional information, call the DBC Foundation at 657-4670.

The Health Careers Foundation Scholarship/Loan Program is a national scholarship program that focuses on the nontraditional students, individuals with few financial-aid options and students studying for a degree in areas experiencing difficulty recruiting trained health-care professionals.

Applications must be postmarked by April 1 and can be obtained at DBC Foundation at 2917 10th Ave. N.

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