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Virtual meeting brings governments together Virtual meeting brings governments together

During a virtual meeting between the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council and Lake County Commissioners last Tuesday, Nov. 17, tribal council member Martin Charlo made a poignant plea for the public to take the coronavirus pandemic more seriously.  “I have an elderly father, an immune-compromised son and an immune-compromised wife and I just got a call from public health telling me I’m COVID positive. I don’t know where to go. I don’t know what to do,” he said. “I shouldn’t be at my own home. I shouldn’t be at my dad’s home. I shouldn’t be at my mom’s home. This is the reality of it.” At the onset ...


CSKT health official answers COVID-19 questions CSKT health official answers COVID-19 questions

FLATHEAD RESERVATION — Chelsea Kleinmeyer, Community Health Division Director for Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Health, responded to a few questions about the coronavirus pandemic.   VJ: What’s the current tally of COVID-19 cases among tribal members? And what do those numbers t...

How to volunteer, give safely during a pandemic How to volunteer, give safely during a pandemic

POLSON — The Thanksgiving holiday typically marks the start of the charitable giving and volunteerism season, but 2020 isn’t your typical year.   Many of the traditional ways people give back to their community or help those in need have been severely disrupted by the ongoing COVID-19 pan...

Thanksgiving dinner curbside style, drive up Thanksgiving dinner curbside style, drive up

Valley Journal    LAKE COUNTY — Various Mission Valley groups have reworked their traditional sit-down community Thanksgiving feast to maintain safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. In Ronan, the annual Ronan Community Thanksgiving dinner will be curbside pick-up only on Thursday, Nov. ...

Lake County Toys for Tots accepts applications, donations Lake County Toys for Tots accepts applications, donations

 News from Toys for Tots LAKE COUNTY — The Toys for Tots program helps provide gifts for children and will be taking applications for gift requests until Dec. 15. Applications are available online at https://polson-mt.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/local-toy-request-sing...

Polson seniors for Nov. 25, 2020

POLSON — There will be no Thanksgiving dinner at the Polson Senior Center this year. The center will be closed on Nov. 26 and 27. Please use a mask and social distance if you come to the center. Remember that we cannot guarantee your safety if you participate in activities or meals, so use your best ju...

Dixon seniors for Nov. 25, 2020r

DIXON — The Dixon Senior Center continues to serve our community and hopes everyone is staying happy and healthy. We have opened the doors for eating in, continuing to follow social distancing precautions, so our friends and neighbors can spend some time visiting with each other.  We are also acce...

St. Ignatius seniors for Nov. 25, 2020

ST. IGNATIUS — Even in this time of pandemic and political upheaval, we have a lot to be thankful for. I am grateful for the sense of normalcy that we try to maintain within the guidelines, and of course for my family and friends.  Our Thanksgiving dinner was delicious and everyone attending en...

Nursing homes see record number of new COVID-19 cases Nursing homes see record number of new COVID-19 cases

News from the AHCA / NCAL  The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living, representing more than 14,000 nursing homes and assisted living communities across the country that provide care to approximately five million people each year, released a report in November sho...

It’s not just adults who are stressed - kids are too It’s not just adults who are stressed - kids are too

Families are under an extraordinary amount of pressure right now, and the next few months will provide little relief. The trials of 2020 include economic uncertainty, winter dread, an emotionally charged presidential election and a worrying rise in coronavirus cases. Then there’s the disrupted school y...

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