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Briefs November 24, 2010

| November 24, 2010 8:00 PM

Weather cancels book discussion

COEUR d'ALENE - The book discussion by the Pageturners Library Book Club scheduled for today at the Coeur d'Alene Public Library has been canceled due to road and weather conditions.

Check the library website - cdalibrary.org - for rescheduling information.

Copies of the book for the January discussion, "Dracula" by Bram Stoker, is now available to be checked out.

ElderHelp seeking healthier donations

ElderHelp of North Idaho is collecting food for seniors - with a special request.

"A majority of our clients have diet restrictions, so we decided to face the challenge to address the nutritional value of the food items we receive and deliver this year," said Sally Richards, ElderHelp spokeswoman.

This year's goal is to provide 300-plus low income seniors with 60-70 pounds of food. ElderHelp is asking for donations of items that are low sodium, low sugar and low cholesterol.

"Because most of our clients are elderly, low income and alone, our food box is a lifeline that lasts them months rather than being used as a Christmas meal shared with family," she said.

ElderHelp food drive collection boxes can be found throughout Kootenai County including at Super 1 stores, Stein's IGA, Curves, Inland Northwest banks, Coldwell Banker, Resort Properties by the Lake and Windermere/Coeur d'Alene Realty.

Low income seniors can register and qualify for a food bin by calling ElderHelp by Monday, Dec. 6. Delivery will be Wednesday, Dec. 15. Anyone interested in donating or volunteering can contact ElderHelp at info@ehoni.org or (208) 661-8870.

Illegal immigrants caught in Idaho

IDAHO FALLS (AP) - Federal immigration officers arrested 13 illegal immigrants across southern Idaho last week and all but one are expected to be immediately deported.

The Post Register reports the Boise office of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested 10 men and three women in a four-day sweep that ended last Friday. Seven people were arrested in Idaho Falls, with one each in: American Falls, Firth, Hamer, Lewisville, Shoshone and Sugar City.

ICE spokeswoman Lorie Dankers says 12 have final orders of deportation.

One man was turned over to the Bonneville County sheriff's office for an outstanding arrest warrant on battery charges.

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