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Briefs for May 3, 2017

Family business award nominations sought

News from Montana State University

BOZEMAN— Nominations for the 2017 MSU Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship State Farm Insurance Family Business Awards are due Thursday, June 1.

Sponsored by the college and State Farm Insurance, awards are based on multi-generational family business involvement and longevity, preparedness for succession, community and industry contributions, and innovative business strategies.

Awards are usually given to businesses in several categories: large, medium, small, very small, old and new.

All family businesses headquartered in Montana, except prior winners, are eligible for the awards. Anyone may nominate companies, and self-nominations are encouraged. Businesses that are nominated will receive an application packet to complete by July 1.

Winners will be honored at the annual Family Business Day in Bozeman, which will be held this year on Friday, Oct. 6.

Nomination forms are available online at: or by emailing


Democrats to hold county convention May 17

POLSON – The Lake County Democrats will hold their biennial Democrat County Convention to elect officers at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17 at the North Lake County Public Library in Polson. Current officers and precinct committeewomen and committeemen will vote to elect officers for the next two years. The public is invited to attend. Contact Craig McClure at 406-599-4087 or Linda Greenwood at 406-883-5908 for more information. 


Fort Connah comes alive for spring

CHARLO — The Fort Connah Restoration Society will host their annual Spring Open House Rendezvous, which depicts life during the fur-trading era of Montana from Saturday, May 6-Wednesday, May 10. Main events will be held on Saturday, May 6, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and on Sunday, May 7, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. This five-day event is a great opportunity to see the 1846 historic Hudson’s Bay Fort Connah Trading Post come to life. This event will be free and includes demonstrations of time-era activities, a Moose Creek chuck-wagon-style barbecue, a baked goods sale, beer and wine, crafts and kids’ games. There will be historical talks after the opening ceremony at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Fort Connah is located 6 miles north of St. Ignatius at mile marker 39 on Highway 93. For general information and trader/demonstrator set-ups call 406-745-4336 or email:


Soup’s On changes schedule

POLSON — Starting in May, Soup’s On, 101 Seventh Ave. W, is changing the days they serve free community lunches. Soup’s On will offer free hot, homemade soup Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Call 406-883-5160 if you have any questions.  Volunteers are also needed at Soup’s On. If you are interested in working with a dynamic group of dedicated individuals, this program will more than meet your expectations. Call Soup’s On at 406-883-5160 to inquire.


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