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Bench decorating competition open to all

News from the Polson Business Community

POLSON – The Polson Business Community is sponsoring the Decorate a Bench Competition again this year. Anyone can participate: clubs, businesses, churches or individuals.  Several people have signed up so far, but there are still some benches left to decorate. Call Evonne at Navigator Travel at 406-883-5222 or drop by and get signed up. Participants can get creative with a fall or Halloween theme. Participation isn’t limited to Polson community members; individuals from throughout the county are invited to join in. The cut off date to choose a bench is Oct. 10. Benches are allowed to be decorated Oct. 20 – 22, and the public will vote for their favorite bench Oct. 23 – 27. The benches will remain decorated until Nov. 4, so they will be up for Halloween. Winners of the Decorate the Bench competition will receive $200 in PBC dollars for first place, $100 PBC dollars for second place, $80 PBC dollars for third place and a trophy for each place. In addition, this year six voters will have a chance to win $20 per person in PBC dollars. One winning voter will be selected from each of the six ballot boxes. The winners will be announced on Oct. 28 at 11 a.m. at Polson Hallmark in downtown Polson. Ballot boxes will be placed at the following businesses:

The Vine and Tap, North Lake County Public Library, Cove Deli, Polson Hallmark, First Interstate Bank and Mission Mountain Natural Foods. We are excited to have the Decorate a Bench Competition again this year, and hope you will get creative and celebrate fall with us.

The PBC sponsors several events throughout the year, and this a welcome addition after a busy summer.


Area residents among those appointed by governor to state boards

News from the Governor’s Office

Governor Steve Bullock announced several appointments to state boards and councils on Sept. 29. The following area residents were among those appointed.

– Rodd Richardson, St. Ignatius, was appointed to the Flathead Reservation Fish and Wilidlife Board. Qualification: Public Representative. Richardson is an area farmer and sportsman.

– Shelly Fyant, Pablo, was appointed to the State-Tribal Economic Development Commission. Qualification: Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ representative. Fyant is a member of the CSKT Tribal Council for the Arlee District.

– Leonard Twoteeth, Pablo, was also appointed to the State-Tribal Economic Development Commission. Qualification: Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ alternate representative. Twoteeth is the vice chair of the CSKT.


Annual Indigenous film series schedule released

RONAN — The film schedule and discussion leaders for FRHRC’s free film series at the Entertainer Theatre in Ronan is now set.All movies begin at 1 p.m. On Oct. 8 “Reel Injun,” a documentary about stereotyping of Natives in films will be shown. The discussion leader is George Price. On Oct. 15 “The Doe Boy” will be shown. It is a film about a teenage hemophiliac who is of mixed blood in a Tribe where blood quantum is very important. The discussion leader is Shirley Trahan. 

“Hunt for the Wilderpeople,” a film from New Zealand about a child no one wants and his reluctant foster parent, will be shown on Oct. 22. The discussion leader is Catherine Baylor. 

On Oct. 29 the movie, “Where the Spirit Lives,” a film about a girl taken by force to a residential school in Canada, will be shown with George Price leading a discussion after the film.

Children under 13 years old must be accompanied by an adult as a couple films are rated PG13. This free series is open to the public. If you have questions, call 406-745-4259.

FRHRC is also sponsoring local artists Michael Beers (Blackfeet), stand-up comic and transition specialist for Summit Independent Living and Brooke Pepion Swaney (Blackfeet/Salish), instructor and film-maker, to visit local schools as part of this series. 


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