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Dollars for Scholars makes correction

This past week, Fairmont Dollars for Scholars mailed out “Celebrating 50 Years” thank you postcards to donors for their donations and continued support. The phone number given was incorrect. It should be (507) 230-1685.

Service Club plans Tuesday meeting

The Fairmont Service Club will hold its next weekly meeting noon Tuesday, Feb. 27, at the Best Western in Fairmont. Featured speaker will be Ron Kopischke, who will be speaking about his recent trip to Italy. Guests are always welcome. With questions, call Lorin Pollock at (507) 230-4800.

Defensive Driving Course Tuesday in Fairmont

Over 55 Defensive Driving Program-Refresher Course will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, in the auditorium at the Southern MN Educational Campus in Fairmont. The Driver Discount Program is a state approved accident prevention/insurance discount course that is open to the public; pre-registration is required. A MN Highway Safety and Research Center certified instructor teaches this class. Participants will be provided the latest information in regard to driver and traffic safety, new vehicle technology and updates with traffic laws. This class has something for everyone. The fee for the four-hour refresher course is $24. For more information or to register, visit our website at www.mnsafetycenter.org or call toll free 1-888-234-1294. You can also use their login site at www.driverdiscountprogram.com to create an account to chose and pre-pay for your class.

Persons age 55 and older who complete the course qualify for an appropriate 10 percent discount on their auto insurance premiums for three years. First-time participants must complete the initial 8 hours of training and a 4-hour refresher class every three years to maintain the 10 percent discount. No registrations will be taken at Fairmont Community Education and Recreation.

Escape Room Thursday at Trimont Library

Join Sarah for an escape room for youth in grades 7-10 that will be held 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 29, at the Trimont Library, 190 Main St. West in Trimont. Please pre-register at the library by stopping in or calling (507) 639-2571.

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