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Bridge tournament set for weekend The Billings Duplicate Bridge Club will hold a tournament Friday-Sunday at the Elks Club, 934 Lewis Ave.

This sectional tournament encompasses Montana and surrounding areas.

Sessions begin at 1 and 7 p.m. Friday and at 9 a.m. and 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. A team game begins at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

For help with partners for any session, call Julie Coleman at 656-3452 or Bill Johnson at 322-5684.

The club will offer beginner bridge lessons, which begin on Sept. 4. The class meets at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday for nine weeks at the Elks Club and costs $60.Youths may share thoughts on terror acts Area youth in grades K-12 are invited to share how they have been changed by the events of 9/11. Students may express themselves with essays, visual art, poetry or photographs. Submissions should be no longer than 500 words and no larger than 8.5 inches by 11 inches.

One poem or essay from each grade division will be read by the authoring student at the public gathering planned for the evening of Sept. 11, 2002. Submissions will also be displayed at the event.

The deadline for submission is Sept. 4. Event readers will be announced on International Literacy Day Sept. 8. Information and submission forms will be available in the pages of The Billings Gazette, or they may be picked up at The Gazette Customer Service Desk.

Submissions may be mailed to: A Day to Remember, P.O. Box 31635, Billings, Mont. 59107.

Members of the Celebrate Billings Education Committee and the Midland Empire Reading Council will review the submissions and select event readers.Dinner set to raise funds for VFW home LIVINGSTON - A fund-raising dinner and raffle for the VFW National Home will be held on Aug. 16 at the American Legion in Livingston.

The prime rib dinner will be served from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Ticket are $125 each and may be bought at the VFW in East Helena, American Legion in Livingston and Harley dealers in Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls and Missoula.

The Vets Motorcycle Run will take off at 1 p.m. Aug. 17. The poker run is a 100 percent payout - 60 percent to first, 30 percent to second and 10 percent for last. You do not have to be a veteran or ride a Harley. The entry fee is $10.

You can get your first card in either White Sulphur Springs at Lane Bar or the East Helena VFW. The second card is at the American Legion in Townsend. The third card is at the American Legion in Manhattan. The fourth card is at the VFW in Bozeman. The fifth card is at the American Legion in Livingston.

For information, call the American Legion at 222-1052.

Food will be available along the way and in Livingston. The Max will play both Friday and Saturday nights in Livingston at the American Legion.School trustees to discuss budget School District 2's Board of Trustees will meet today at noon to begin the process of approving the 2002-03 budget.

The meeting is in the board room at Lincoln Center, 415 N. 30th St.

The board is expected to adjourn today's meeting until after the special legislative session is completed and the trustees have all the necessary financial information to complete the budget.

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