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LDS youth group spearheading cleanup

The Tobacco Program at the Butte-Silver Bow Health Department and the LDS Church youth group are teaming up to clean up Clark Park and Father Sheehan Park on Friday, June 9.

They’ll start at 3 p.m. at Clark Park, and the public is invited to help.

The goal is to “raise awareness of the tobacco litter that is causing major problems to our environment,’’ said the program’s Frank Rozan. Free pizza and water for all participants will be provided.

Listening session set on substance abuse

The Montana Healthcare Foundation will host a listening session on the state’s substance abuse problem from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, June 9, at the Comfort Inn, 2777 Harrison Avenue.

The sessions are designed to explore the challenges and opportunities communities face related to substance abuse prevention and treatment, and to identify effective, Montana-based solutions. Each session will gather input for a substance abuse and addiction summit later this fall.

Beer can, breweriana show Saturday

The 27th annual Beer Can and Breweriana Trade Session runs 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 10, at the Butte Brewing Co., 465 E. Galena St., Butte.

The public event will include a swapping session with tables provided on a first come, first served basis, lunch, and the annual board meeting. A raffle of beer-related prizes is planned.

The event is sponsored by the Big Sky Chapter of the Brewery Collectibles Club of America. The chapter, organized in 1979, has about 60 active members. Details: Dan Jeziorski, 406-690-3084.

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Vets to host suicide prevention class

ANACONDA — All area veterans are asked to attend a Veterans Administration suicide prevention class at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, at the VFW hall, corner of Chestnut and Fourth.

A moment of your time could mean a lifetime for a fellow veteran. The class is sponsored by the United Veterans Council. Details: Thomas Pozega, 406-563-8047.

Mark Phillip heads ADLC Demos

The newly formed Anaconda-Deer Lodge County Democratic Party recently held its election convention at the Classic Café.

Mark Phillip was elected as chair, Dixie Johnson as vice chair, Liana Schmidt as secretary, Bill Johnson as state committeeman and Marcia Slosson as state committeewoman. The treasurer position remains open and any local Democrat with an interest in the position is asked to contact Mark Phillip at 406-565-9215.

Four committee leaders were selected to head topics of interest for the local Democratic Party and volunteers are needed for these committees. The next ADLC Democratic Party meeting will be at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, at the Classic Café. All interested Democrats are invited to attend and participate.

Uptown Toasters announce winners

This week’s competition winners for the Uptown Toasters, Toastmaster Club # 9765 include Xun Xue, best speaker; Mandi Kambic, best evaluator; and Sarah Smith, best table topics respondent. The next meeting is noon Tuesday, June 20, at the Butte Archives, 17 W. Quartz St. Details: 406-782-3280.

Gribben named best speaker

Top O’ the Mornin’ Toastmasters weekly winners include Mike Gribben, best speaker and best topic respondent, and Billie Holmlund, best evaluator. The next meeting starts at 6:30 a.m. Monday, June 19, at Perkins.

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