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Benefit planned for terminal cancer patient, mother of 9

RONAN – Be our guest for “Pasta with a Purpose,” a benefit spaghetti dinner for Rhealene Cook from 3 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Valley Club in Ronan, 407 Third Ave NW, Ronan.

Rhealene, a 32-year-old mother of nine, ages 1-15, has been battling gastric cancer, with chemotherapy treatments since December 2017. Her stomach cancer has been deemed incurable. Any donations from our community to help support or ease the financial burden of the Cook family are greatly appreciated.

Tickets for the spaghetti dinner are $10 per adult and are available at the door. Children 12 years and younger eat free. A silent auction will be held at 3 p.m. and dinner will be served at 4 p.m. Food and auction items are courtesy of local businesses.

Those interested in donating to the silent auction or volunteering with duties, should contact Natasha Hakes at 406-210-2342, or Darlene Beeks at 406-314-0491.

A gofundme page has also been set up for Rhealene at:


Lake County farmers hear trade damage plan, payments 

RONAN — The Lake County USDA Farm Service Agency will host an informational meeting on the Market Facilitation Program on Oct. 4 from 1-4 p.m. in the Ronan USDA Service Center conference room, 64352 US Highway 93 in Ronan. FSA staff will provide an overview of the program and discuss eligibility and documentation requirements.

USDA is taking action to assist farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation by foreign nations. FSA will administer the MFP to provide payments to corn, cotton, dairy, hog, sorghum, soybean, and wheat producers starting Sept. 4.

The initial MFP payment will be calculated by multiplying 50 percent of the producer’s total 2018 actual production by the applicable MFP rate. If CCC announces a second MFP payment period, the remaining 50 percent of the producer’s total 2018 actual production will be subject to the second MFP payment rate.

Persons with disabilities who require accommodations to attend or participate in this meeting should contact Ed Daugherty at 406-676-2811, extension 2, or Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 by Oct. 3.


Pumpkin Patch Bash to be held at Polson Middle School

POLSON — New Life Church of Polson would like to invite everyone to the Pumpkin Patch Bash from 6-8 p.m., on Wednesday, Oct. 31, at Polson Middle School. Pumpkin Patch Bash is one of the largest free, fall, family events in the Mission Valley and they want to invite you and your entire family to come enjoy the 20-plus carnival games, three inflatables, free food, a photo booth, face painting, live music, free candy, and lots of giveaways for kids, including the possibility to win a $250 Walmart shopping spree.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the free food will be served from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Polson Middle School cafeteria. Games, inflatables, entertainment, and giveaways will go from 6-8 p.m. throughout the building. Don’t miss a single, safe, and fun moment at the Bash.

Join us as we celebrate fall on Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m. at Polson Middle School, 1602 Second Street W.

For more information go to: or call the church offices at 406-883-2447. If you would like to donate candy or prizes for the Bash please email:

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