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Postage donations needed to boost morale of deployed troops Postage donations needed to boost morale of deployed troops

POLSON — Cash donations for postage are sorely needed to get thousands of magazines to deployed troops. The Magazines for Troops storage unit is full to the brim with contributions from people who use drop-off locations in Polson and Ronan, but those locations are not accepting any more until donations of cash become available to ship the boxes to 274 military units. Cash donations for postage has dropped significantly after news of troops returning home from Iraq, according to Esther Gunlock of Magazines for Troops.  “We are currently needing $2,500 to $3,000 per month to continue to serve our troops,” Gunlock said.  People can participate in the Magazi...


Job Corps students spread cheer Job Corps students spread cheer

RONAN – Kicking Horse Job Corps students took time off from their studies to share a bit of holiday spirit with the residents of Mission Mountain Enterprises last week.  The Certified Nursing Assistant students laughed as glitter and feathers covered the floor while pinecones were turned into f...

Job Corps students spread cheer Job Corps students spread cheer

RONAN – Kicking Horse Job Corps students took time off from their studies to share a bit of holiday spirit with the residents of Mission Mountain Enterprises last week.  The Certified Nursing Assistant students laughed as glitter and feathers covered the floor while pinecones were turned into f...

Ronan Library asks for stocking help Ronan Library asks for stocking help

 RONAN – The Ronan Library needs some kind-hearted holiday elves to lend a hand to ensure local school children get treats and goodies.  Last year, the library took on ordering 350 stockings that are handed out to children in Bockman Park after the Ronan Parade of Lights. This year, a sche...

Kettle Drive to benefit Helping Hands Fund

LAKE COUNTY — This Christmas season, when you shop at Super 1 Foods, Walmart, Ronan Harvest Foods, and Pablo Family Foods, you will see volunteers from the Polson Ministerial Association and various community organizations ringing the bell for the annual Salvation Army Kettle Drive.  Over the p...

Shop locally — it’s a big deal

There’s a lot of talk about shopping locally. So what’s the big deal? Well, think of three small businesses that you would miss if they closed their doors. Maybe it’s the local deli that consistently supports the town’s high school and makes that sandwich just the way you like i...

Christmas play to open Christmas play to open

POLSON — A family show sure to warm every heart that sees it, “Miracle on 34th Street” is being presented by the Port Polson Players, two weekends, December 5,6,7 and December 12,13,14. Show times on Fridays and Saturdays are at 7:30 p.m. with 2 p.m. matinees on Sundays.   The ...

Polson

POLSON — Whose cruel idea was it to put an “s” in the word “lisp?” Our new supply of See’s Candy is going fast. They are $18 per box. Get yours now for the holidays. We have 1-pound boxes of Assorted and of Nuts and Chews. Our Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be on...

St. Ignatius

ST. IGNATIUS — St. Ignatius Senior Citizens Center activities in the center for the rest of November and early December are listed below:  •  Bingo is played after almost every lunch.  •  Lunches begin at noon.  •  Quilters quilt in the center on Mo...

Theatrical Treats Theatrical Treats

Two teams of Missoula Children’s Theatre actors pulled into two different schools last week in red trucks full of costumes and stage props to give children in all grade levels a chance to perform on the stage.  “Many schools don’t have theater programs,” tour director Nick Car...

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