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Apr 28, 2014 - From staff reports

World Book Night coming to county

The Fort Washakie School-Community Library will celebrate World Book Night with a book giveaway at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The library will serve refreshments and distribute 20 copies each of "Sunrise over Fallujah" by Walter Dean Myers and "Same Difference" by Derek Kirk Kim. Event is first-come, first-served.

"Sunrise over Fallujah" follows Robin, a young man from Harlem (and nephew to Richie, the soldier from "Fallen Angels"), enlists in the Army after 9/11, much to his father's disapproval. He is sent to Iraq as part of a civil affairs unit, which is supposed to follow the troops and help win the hearts and minds of the Iraqi people. But in the confusing situation, Robin finds himself in combat as often as he finds himself in talks.

In "Same Difference," a group of teenage friends sits at a local restaurant and discusses where they are in life and what they want from the future.

World Book Night is a celebration of literacy by publishers, bookstores, libraries and individuals who love books and reading. On World Book Night, 25,000 "book givers" will each giveaway 20 copies of a specially printed, not-for-resale WBN edition of book they have read and loved (from a list of 30 titles selected by librarians and booksellers) to complete strangers --people who may never have owned a book of their own.

Photo contest open to students

Black Hills State University is sponsoring a photography contest open to all South Dakota and Wyoming high school students. BHSU will print, mat, frame and exhibit the best 20 photographs submitted and will also host a reception for all those juried into the competition.Cash prizes will be awarded, and there are no entry fees.

The deadline for entries is May 4, and work may be submitted to BHSUcontest@gmail.com. BHSU photography professors Steve Babbitt and Jerry Rawlings will judge the contest.Questions can be sent to jerry.rawlings@bhsu.edu.

Information: http://tinyurl.com/bhsuphoto contest.

Date set for High Country Challenge

The Boys & Girls Club of Dubois's fifth annual High Country Challenge Trail Run will be June 28 at Dubois Town Park.

The event includes a 15k, 10k, 5k and one-mile children's fun run, and all proceeds go to the Boys & Girls Club of Dubois.

Early registration is $25 or $30 the day of the race. Children 17 and under race for free. Cash prizes are available for all first-place males and females, and youth cash prizes be awarded to first- , second- and third-place finishers.

Race day registration and check-in is at 6:45 a.m. Race start times are 7:30 a.m. for the 15k, 9 a.m. for the 10k and 5k, and 10 a.m. for the one-mile fun run. For more information or for a copy of the registration form, visit www.bgcdubois.com or call Megan at 455-2235.

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