Briefs for Nov. 2

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LIFT-UP's coat drive deadline extended

The donation period for LIFT-UP of Routt County and Steamboat Cleaners' coat drive has been extended to Thursday. People are encouraged to drop off gently used winter coats. The coats will be distributed through Nov. 12. Distribution will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays in Warehouse No. 9 in the Copper Ridge Business Park on Copper Ridge Circle, behind Elk River Farm and Feed. Alpine Taxi will give free rides from its office on U.S. Highway 40 west of downtown Steamboat to the coat distribution center. For more information, call 870-8804.

Youths can apply for Rotary Club exchange

The Rotary Club is accepting applications for its Youth Summer Exchange Program, which pairs club-sponsored high school students with students from foreign countries. The American student spends three to five weeks living with his or her host family and foreign student, and the two students then come to the U.S. to spend a similar amount of time here. The student's family is responsible for the cost of travel and insurance for their student and also must agree to host the foreign student in their home.

To qualify for the program, students must be between 15 and 19 years old, of good character and reputation, have above-average academic ability and an outgoing and pleasant personality. Passports and, in some cases, visas, are required.

Rotary has exchange contracts with countries such as Austria, Belgium, Canada, England, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Mexico, Russia, Japan and Sweden.

Applications can be obtained from John "J.P." Pougiales by calling 871-0159 or e-mailing john.pougiales@agedwards.com. Completed applications must be submitted by Friday, but students are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible.

Book Are Fun Book Fair from Thursday to Nov. 11

The Soroco high school and middle school library is holding a Books Are Fun Book Fair from Thursday to Nov. 11. Everyone is invited to visit the library and browse through the selection. Purchases help support the schools' library.

Parents should schedule teacher conferences soon

Soroco High School and Soroco Middle School teacher conferences are from 4 to 8 p.m. Nov. 9. Parents are asked to call as soon as possible to schedule conferences with teachers. Call the high school at 736-2531 and the middle school at 736-8531.

Advocates seeking volunteers to help victims

Advocates Against Battering and Abuse is looking for community volunteers interested in helping victims of domestic violence. Call Allison at 879-2034.

Library welcomes babies, parents to Babytime

Bud Werner Memorial Library welcomes babies 24 months and younger and their parents to Babytime, a program designed to enhance a baby's natural love of language through rhymes, movement, Mother Goose stories and simple books. Babytime is from 9:30 to 10 a.m. and from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday mornings through Dec. 3. The drop-in program is free.

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