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Wednesday, October 16, 2013 The Montmorency County Tribune 3 to meet The Montmorency County Genealogical Society will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. in the Hillman Wright Library. We will be holding elections for 2014 and setting up topics and speakers for the meetings for next year. Elections will be held for President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and 1 -year and 2 -year Trustee posi- tions. Yearly membership is $10 per person and $15 per family, and all interested persons are invited to join. If time allows and there is interest, www.familysearch.org can be further explored by those wanting to learn how to use the website. If you have a laptop you can bring it with you, since we will not be using the library's computers. For more information about this meeting you may call Karen Funk at 989-742-3037. The Montmorency County 4-H Fair Board is sponsor- ing a Fall Fair Festival on Saturday, Oct. 26 beginning at 3 p.m. at the fairgrounds. Children are invited to wear their Halloween costumes and enjoy an afternoon of games, prizes, candy and food. There will be costume contest, hay rides, and a not-so- scary haunted trail. Tickets are $5 for 10 games, plus the hayride. Food will be available at the food booth, so bring the whole family. Then be sure to fill your candy bags during the trunk-or-treating. The fair board is inviting the community to participate in its first trunk-or-treating to begin at 6 p.m. If you enjoy seeing all of the children in their costumes, and passing out candy join us. Please be at the fair grounds before 6 p.m. so you can be ready for the little ghost and goblins. You may choose to decorate your vehicle and be in costume to make it more festive. Be prepared with lots of candy to pass out and get in on the fun. For questions call Debbie at 619-2997 or Carol at 742- 3481. The Elk Country Animal Shelter recently changed the regular meeting of the board of directors to the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the shelter build- ing, located on M-32 in Atlanta just west of the sheriff's office. However, because of conflicts on the part of sev- eral board members, this month's meeting has been moved to Monday, Oct. 21; time and location remain the same. This change is for Oct. only, and the Nov. meeting will again be held on the second Monday of the month. Would you like to help students in need of some extra attention in the classroom? The Foster Grandparent Pro- gram (FGP) may be for you! Openings are currently available for individuals inter- ested in becoming volunteers in FGP. The program is sponsored by Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency, Inc. (NEMCSA). FGP provides volunteer oppor- tunities in supervised settings for seniors age 55 and older to assist school age children in need of special attention and academic support. Volunteers receive a non-taxable stipend of $2.65 per hour, limited mileage reimbursement, in-service trainings (lunch included), annual physical examina- tion and recognition for community service. Volunteers must meet income eligibility guidelines, undergo Federal and State background checks, and be willing to maintain an average schedule of 20 hours a week. To request an application, or more information, please call 989-358-4639 or toll-free 877-222-9043. :are open The Montmorency County Commission on Aging is sponsoring informational meetings and open enroll- ment meetings at each of the three county senior cen- ters. The informational meetings will be held at the Lewiston 50+ Club on October 15 at 4 p.m. and at the Hillman senior Center on October 30 at 4 p.m. A meal will be served after the presentation. A $3 donation is required for the mealifyou are 60 years of age or older. Please call to pre-register if you plan on attending the meal. For Lewistoncall 786-3124, and for Hillman call 742-3013. These meetings will cover topics such as: Are you in the right insurance program for your prescription drugs, Do you have the right health plan, and What you can do if you are in the "donut" hole. The guest speakers will be Barbara Whalen and Karen Balcom. Open enrollment meetings will also be held in Atlanta on October 17 and November 13 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.; in Hillman on October 31 and December 4 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; and in Lewiston on October 22 and November 19 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Open enrollment is available from October 15 to December 17, 2013. m T Planning a raffle ? Get numbered raffle tickets at the Tribune. shelter dinnt is Nq 3 in Hillman The hunters are in the woods, the leaves are falling, and the smell of fall is in the air. That means it's time for the Elk Country Animal Shelter's annual Hunters Dinner and Auction to be held Sunday, Nov. 3, at the Hillman Community Center. A delicious turkey dinner will be served beginning at 4 p.m. and continuing until all the food is gone. There will be an auction, silent auction, bucket raffle and 50/50 raffle. The live auction will start promptly at 5:30 p.m. A partial list of items to be auctioned includes a variety of gift baskets, gift certificates to many area businesses, wildlife prints, petproducts, a quilt, handmade gift items, murder mystery kits, a small collapsible table, a indoor, cedar, infrared sauna, and much more. It's a good time to think about Christmas shopping. Please come out and enjoy a great meal and a fun evening. At the same time, you will be helping to provide homes and care for many stray animals in the area. It takes a great many volunteers to put on this particular event, and as usual, we are badly in need of more helpers. There are jobs in the kitchen, selling tickets, setting up the auction, decorating tables, helping with the auction and cleaning up afterwards. If you could volunteer a few hours of your time, please call Carol at 785-3777. Thunder Bay Arts Council presents the Lakota Sioux Dance Theatre as their first event of the 2013-14 Show- case Series on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 at the AHS Audito- rium. The Lakota Sioux Dance Theatre provides the living history and oral tradition in American Indian Society through dance and song. They have educated, enter- tained and enlightened audiences all over the world for more than three decades. New York Times couldn't have said it better. "...great sense of theatricality...a .visual treat ...... more than a spectacle... A ritual celebration that made dancing a ceremonial act." '' The doors will open at 7 p.m. with the program stal:tliig at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $10 for adults and students are free. Tickets can be purchased at the door. For more information call the Thunder BayArts Coun- cil - (989) 356-6678 or visit the website at www.alpenatbarts.org.