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Jordan Albert featured guest at talent competition

News from Mission Valley Has Talent competition

POLSON — Back by popular demand, local musician Jordan Albert is again the featured guest artist for the Mission Valley Has Talent competition to be held at 7 p.m. on March 15, at the Polson High School Auditorium. Albert will entertain while judges tabulate results. 

Twenty-six local entertainers from ages 7 to 64 have auditioned for a chance to be one of the 15 finalists. This year contestants will compete in three age categories: 12 and under, 13-17 and 18 and over.

Albert, born into a musical family, loves playing and writing music. He plays drums, guitar, piano and sings. He is currently writing songs for an album. Jordan says “music is a part of heaven, and I’m glad I’m able to tune into it.”

Mission Valley Has Talent is a fundraiser for the Helping Hands Fund, a non-profit ministry of the Mission Valley Ministerial Association. Since 2004 Helping Hands Fund has provided emergency assistance to county residents. Newer programs include creation and distribution of Baby Boxes to all new babies in the county, collecting and distributing items to firefighters, and collecting items for and filling backpacks to be used by local law enforcement for children who are separated from mothers, fathers and home.

Admission fees are $10 for adults and $5 for students through high school. Tickets can be purchased online at: or at the door.

For more information go to the web site or call Helping Hands Fund at 406-883-8256.


Congressional art competition announced 

WASHINGTON – Congressman Greg Gianforte today invited high school students in Montana to participate in the 2019 Congressional Art Competition.

Participants must photograph and email their artwork to: Entries must be received by Friday, April 26. Only one submission per student is allowed.

The winning student will have his or her artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. The winner also will receive two free airline tickets to Washington, D.C. to attend the exhibit opening in June.

Each spring, members of the U.S. House of Representatives sponsor a nationwide high school visual art competition. The competition recognizes and encourages artistic talent in the nation as well as in each congressional district.

To learn more, view the complete rules, and download entry forms, visit: Teachers and students are encouraged to contact Congressman Gianforte’s office at 202-225-3211.


Free workshop on food business offered

News from Lake County Community Development Corporation

RONAN — On Tuesday, March 26, at Lake County CDC, 407 Main Street, a free workshop about building a food business will take place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. This wide-ranging class will provide you with a firm foundation for starting your food business. Topics covered will include: target market development, cottage food law, the Food Safety Modernization Act, food product development, and processing options. Instructor Jan Tusick has a strong background in agriculture, finance and capitalization, networking and marketing. She networks with economic development organizations and state agencies to develop and maintain a robust food and ag economy. Register online at or call 406-676-5914.


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