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‘Stepping On’ class teaches seniors strength, balance through May 27

POLSON — St. Joseph Medical Center is holding “Stepping On,” a falls-prevention program. This class meets for two hours a week for seven weeks starting April 15. It aims to reduce the more than one-third of adults 65 or older who fall every year. By joining our “Stepping On” workshop, you will learn tips on strength and balance exercises, identification of safe footwear, medications' contribution to fall-risk, eliminating fall hazards in your home, and so much more. This course has been shown to reduce fall risk by up to 30 percent. Join and learn with people your own age how to step outside your home with confidence. To register or to get more information, call Stephanie at (406) 883-8453.


Free parenting course focuses on ‘Connecting with Your Kids’ through April 28

LAKE COUNTY — The Sunburst Community Service Foundation, is providing courses for parents. The courses are based on an early intervention program designed to enhance attachment security between parents and children.

The eight-week course, “Connecting with Your Kids,” will take place in Polson. The course is free but registration is required. Childcare will be available. Students who complete the course will receive a Circle of Security Certificate. The course will begin on Friday, March 7, and run eight weeks. For more information or to register, call the Sunburst office at (406) 883-4060 or (406) 396-4577.


Good Shepherd schedules Holy Week Services through April 20

POLSON — Several worship services are scheduled at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Polson during Holy Week.

The Maundy Thursday service, commemorating the Last Supper, will include a study, hymns and Holy Communion. The service begins at 6:30 p.m.

The Good Friday service on April 18 also begins at 6:30 p.m. Lessons and hymns reflect on the events occurring after the Last Supper through the time of Christ’s crucifixion.

Easter Sunday begins bright and early April 20, with a 7 a.m. sunrise service. The youth group will serve a hearty breakfast at 8 a.m. There is no charge for the meal; however, donations will be gratefully accepted and go toward the 2014 service trip to Bethlehem. The Easter Day service begins at 9 a.m. Holy Communion will be served at both services. For more information, call (406) 883-5864, email: or visit:


Hot Springs Artists Society holds 2014 Juried Art Show through June 30

HOT SPRINGS — Hot Springs Artists Society’s 2014 Juried Art Show will be in May and June with entry forms out by the end of February. It is open to everyone. Paintings, drawings, mixed media and sculpture, carving, metal sculpture, pottery and other original handmade works of art are accepted. 

Entry forms can be ordered by March 1 at the phone numbers above or by email at or at -click on entry form. 

HSAS meets the first Wednesday of each month at The On the Wall Gallery at 7 p.m. at Wall St. Place.  


Sandpiper Gallery show through May 9

Sandpiper Art & Gift Gallery presents ‘Cameras & Color’ a bright show that zooms in on invited artists Patrick Berry (watercolor), Lael Gray (various paint mediums), Kay Langlan (B&W photography printed on metal) and Sandpiper member Nancy Miller (floral paintings). The show will run from April 1st to May 9th, at the Gallery at 306 Main Street in Polson. For more information call 883-5956 or visit

Several services planned at MV United Methodist Church through April 20

ST. IGNATIUS — Mission Valley United Methodist Church’s Good Friday’s service of contemplation, reflection and music will take place on April 18 at 7 p.m. On Easter Sunday there will be a sunrise service at 7:30 a.m., with a breakfast served at 8:30 a.m., and a worship service at 10 a.m. MVUM Church is located at Highway 93 on top of Post Creek Hill. For more information, call Claris Wittinger at (406) 644-2733.


St. Andrew’s announces Easter Week services, April 13 - 20

POLSON — St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 110 Sixth Ave. E, welcomes all to their Easter Week services: Palm Sunday, April 13, at 10 a.m.; Maundy Thursday, April 17, at 5 p.m.; Good Friday, April 18, at 5 p.m.; Easter Vigil, April 19, at 6 p.m.; and Easter Sunday, April 20, at 10 a.m.


Stations of the Cross held during Lent through April 18

ST. IGNATIUS — St. Ignatius Mission Catholic Church holds Stations of the Cross every Friday evening during Lent at 7 p.m.


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Thursday, November 28

Annual Thanksgiving dinner needs helpers, donations


RONAN — The tenth annual Ronan Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be on Thursday, Nov. 28, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Ronan Community Center. Festivities for the day include entertainment and a traditional turkey dinner. Volunteers are needed to help serve, cook, buss and clean up. Turkeys, pies, and rolls, are also needed. Call Cheri Houle at (406) 249-3184 to donate food and Brandy Chisholm at (406) 676-3300 to volunteer some time. Donations will gladly be accepted at the door or may be sent to Ronan Community Volunteers, PO Box 751 Pablo, MT 59855.


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Church plans Thanksgiving service


RONAN — St. Paul Lutheran Church is having a community Thanksgiving service on Thursday, Nov. 28, at 10 a.m. For more information, go to:


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Monday, December 2

Ronan City Council to meet


RONAN — The Ronan City Council will meet Monday, Dec. 2, at 6 p.m. at Ronan City Hall, 207 Main Street, SW. The public is encouraged to attend the meetings, which are held the first and third Monday of each month.


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Tuesday, December 3

Horsemen to elect 2014 officers


RONAN — The December meeting of the Mission Valley Back Country Horsemen will be Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the VFW Hall on Round Butte Road, 7:30 p.m.

There will not be a program for the evening, but we will elect officers for 2014. Final plans for our annual Christmas party will be discussed. All are welcome. For more information, contact Dennese at (406) 883-5876.


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Quilters to exchange gifts


RONAN — The Mission Mountain Quilt Guild will hold their December meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 6 p.m. at the Terrace Lake Community Church, 35663 Terrace Lake Road. 

Dinner will be served. A $10 Christmas gift exchange will take place. Please bring all your handmade Christmas gifts for show and tell.

Don’t forget the Dec. 14 Gallery Frame Class. Start gathering your supplies now if you’ve signed up. See you there.


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Wednesday, December 4

St. Paul’s serves up Christmas sermon series, free soup supper


RONAN — On Dec. 4, St. Paul Lutheran Church will present the sermon series "God's Joy at Christmas."  The evening includes a free soup supper at 6 p.m. followed by worship at 7 p.m. For more information, go to:


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Friday, December 6

Phillips Saddlery to hold holiday open house

12/6/2013 - 12/8/2013

RONAN — Phillips Saddlery will hold their holiday open house Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 6, 7 and 8, from 9 a.m.–9 p.m. each day. Join us for free chili, snacks, and coffee. Browse through our selection of gift items for the holidays. Phillips Saddlery is located at 33052 Courville Trail, between Polson and Ronan, three miles east of the stoplight on Hwy. 93. For more information, please call (406) 675-4961 or (406) 249-5025.


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Tuesday, December 10

Legion to meet


RONAN — The American Legion Post 138 of Ronan is meeting on Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. at the VFW Hall in Ronan at 35981 Round Butte Road. New members are welcome. For information, call Jack Fay at (406) 676-3380. 


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Wednesday, December 11

Polar bear specialist to speak at NARFE Christmas party


RONAN — The National Active and Retired Federal Employees will hold their annual Christmas party on Wednesday, Dec. 11, at noon at the Ronan Café. Lunch will be off the menu. Following lunch there will be a special program featuring Frank Tyro, a Polar Bear specialist. A brief business meeting will follow the program.


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