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Briefs December 28, 2010

| December 28, 2010 8:00 PM

Warming center to open Wednesday

The Fresh Start warming center at 16th and Sherman will be open overnight and possibly for extended hours beginning Wednesday.

"This is because of the bitter cold forecast," according to a press release.

Temperatures are expected to fall throughout the week, with lows in the single digits by Saturday.

Help available to quit smoking

COEUR d'ALENE - Panhandle Health District will help smokers succeed in their resolution to quit tobacco with a free presentation today on the available resources.

The presentation will provide information on free quit-tobacco classes, individual consults, telephone and online support, support groups and free and reduced cost quit medications.

It will cover the benefits of quitting, including the economic savings, quitting and mental health and quitting and substance use recovery.

The PHD presentation is free to the public. It will take place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul HELP Center, 102 E. Harrison Ave. in Coeur d'Alene. Room is limited so call 415-5143 to reserve a spot.

For information on PHD's tobacco prevention and cessation program, visit www.phd1.idaho.gov/preventative/tobacco.cfm.

Missing jewelry found in apartment

COEUR d'ALENE - The pouch of jewelry reported to police missing last week from Violet Hopkins' residence at Fairwinds Coeur d'Alene has been found.

Becky Monday, general manager of the retirement community at 2340 W. Seltice Way, reported that the jewelry, estimated to be valued at $10,420, was found in Hopkins' apartment.

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