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Briefs for February 21, 2018

36 local acts to audition for talent competition

News from Mission Valley Ministerial Association

Thirty-six local acts are scheduled to audition for the Mission Valley Has Talent competition to be held at 7 p.m., March 9, at the Polson High School auditorium. 

After auditions, 12 finalists will vie for significant prizes: first place $500; second place $300; and third place $200.

Local sponsors are underwriting the cost of prizes for the winners.

Entrance fees are $10 for adults and $5 for students or two cans of food for local food pantries.

This event is a fundraiser for the Helping Hands Fund, a non-profit ministry of the Mission Valley Ministerial Association, formerly the Polson Ministerial Association. 

Since 2004, Helping Hands Fund has provided emergency assistance to county residents, as well as to those traveling through who find themselves in need.

Volunteers are needed to work two auditions, the rehearsal and the final competition. To volunteer or for more information call Tillie 249-0837 or Jason 883-2447. 

Information is also available on the Mission Valley Has Talent Facebook page.

 

Bring your fist full of dollars to Winterfest

POLSON — The ninth annual Winterfest fundraiser will be held on Saturday, Feb. 24, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Elks on Main Street. A spaghetti dinner for $12, a painted-chair auction, a live auction, a silent auction, a 50/50 split pot and music are yours to enjoy during this fun-filled, family evening. Rob and Halladay Quist will once again provide the evening’s entertainment. These two premiere singer/songwriter performers will bring a memorable evening of award songs for the Soups On fundraiser.

 

Clarification

In last week’s story about a wolf encounter, the story refers to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe’s Wolf Management Plan that states hunting and trapping wolves are not allowed on the Flathead Indian Reservation. CSKT allows tribal members to participate in limited wolf hunting and trapping quotas. 

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