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Briefs November 30, 2010

| November 30, 2010 8:00 PM

Soldier families seek care package items

POST FALLS - Local families of deployed National Guard soldiers are enlisting the community to help them with items for Christmas care packages to send to Iraq.

"It's something nice to do for them because they're missing out on the holidays," said Kelsey Bonds, wife of soldier Michael Bonds. "We're trying to make more than 200 boxes to send over."

Items should be dropped off at the armory at 5555 E. Seltice Way in Post Falls by 5 p.m. on Thursday. They can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Items needed include toiletries such as tooth brushes, shaving cream, razors, blades and deodorant, dry packaged foods such as beef jerky and granola bars and long distance phone cards.

Families will package the boxes on Thursday night.

"We need to send the boxes over this week so they get there by Christmas," Bonds said.

The local soldiers are attached to the 145th Brigade Support Battalion, which is part of the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team. The 116th is comprised of 2,700 soldiers from Idaho, Montana and Oregon. More than half are from Idaho.

Snowboard film at NIC on Wednesday

The North Idaho College Resort/Recreation Management event planning class is hosting a showing of the snowboarding film by Standard Films called "The Storming" at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Molstead Library's Todd Hall.

Admission is $2 or free with two canned food donations for the Community Action Partnership Food Bank. NIC students will receive free admission with a valid student ID.

Information: Paul Chivvis at (208) 676-7169.

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