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Country Jam, dances cancelled

POLSON — Our Classic Country Jammin’ scheduled for April 5, at the Elks Ballroom in Polson is cancelled until further notice. Wednesday night dances at the Elks’ ballroom in Polson are also cancelled until further notice. We pray that everyone is staying home and being safe. We do have to go out for essentials and that is okay. Lake City Bakery, McDonalds and Burgerville are open in Polson for take outs. We are all in this together and need to help each other wherever we can, physically or financially. Please encourage one another and we will all get through this. Don’t be prideful and not ask for help, if you really need it. This hardship we are going through may take a little time but if we all work together and for each other, it will pass. We hope to see you all again very soon.

Horsemen stay home for April

RONAN — Mission Valley Back Country Horsemen will not be holding their next monthly meeting in April due to the Covid-19 and CDC guidelines for social distancing and gatherings. Stay at home unless absolutely necessary and be part of the solution, not part of the problem. Stay safe.

Library begins monthly movie night

POLSON — Enjoy “Friday Night at the Library” on the fourth Friday of each month. North Lake County Library will show movies rated PG or PG-13 ( posted on our website) and make fresh popcorn. This program debuts Friday, Jan. 25. Be in the library before 6 p.m. to be included. Feel free to bring your own nonalcoholic beverage and snacks.

Spring Mack Days event postponed News from CSKT

FLATHEAD LAKE — Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Spring Mack Days event has been postponed until further notice. This decision was made by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council in support of Governor Steve Bullock’s stay-at-home order. The governor’s order went into effect on Saturday, March 28. The CSKT Tribal Fisheries Program and CSKT’s Tribal Council will evaluate the situation by April 10 when the governor could lift the order. Anglers who have signed up for the program are asked to check their emails frequently. For further information and updates, please visit the Mack Days website at www.mackdays.com.

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Celebrate Recovery ministers to anyone

POLSON — Celebrate Recovery Ministry takes place at Polson Foursquare on Sundays between 5-8 p.m.

All are welcome to join us each Sunday evening. CR is a Christ-centered 12-step recovery ministry for anyone with hurts, habits or hang-ups. The evening starts off with dinner followed by a teaching and discussion groups with coffee/dessert. Childcare is available. Call (406) 883-9347 or go to: www.polsonfoursquare.org, for more information.

 
Join ‘Barefoot Church’ service

POLSON — Weekly Sunday “Barefoot Church” services are at 1 p.m. at the Montana Co-op. Come as you are. Bask in the Spirit, no judgment, just love and worship, forgiveness and healing.

 

NAMI meetings held

POLSON — NAMI Mission Valley/LAC meets the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Journey Be Church/Soups On, 101 Seventh Ave., W. For more information, call 406-883-1086.

 

Gather for prayers, readings, meal

POLSON -- Soul-food Saturday is a community gathering at the Co-op HUB to share prayers, readings and discussion on the topic of unity, followed by a light meal. Kids of all ages are welcome; supervision is provided.

 
 

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Discussion forum meets last Thursday of month

POLSON — Join our ongoing “last Thursday of the month” meetings held from 4-5 p.m. (or beyond) at The Good Coffee Roasting Company, 201 Third Ave., right behind Stutzman’s Furniture on U.S. Highway 93. “Polson Gather Round - Walk With the World” is a community discussion forum, where we discuss what is on our minds. We also discuss possible solutions, and specifically how they are related to climate change solutions. Thinking must be elevated past the political parties, and solutions should be fostered by community collaboration, as it relates specifically to the climate topic. For more information call Kim Schmidt at: 406- 214-2020.

 Montecahto Club invites new members

 POLSON — The Montecahto Club meets the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. We are a social and service organization and sponsor a scholarship for a graduating senior, cook and serve lunch at “Soup’s On,” collect for the Food Bank, send Care packages to the overseas troops and help out wherever we can. We welcome new members. Come to a meeting and get to know us. 
 
 
AA Women’s Wing and a Prayer Group meets
 
ST. IGNATIUS — AA Women’s Wing and a Prayer Group meets on Sundays at 4 p.m. at the Methodist Church on Post Creek Hill. Call 1-888-607-2000 or go to www.aa-montana.org, for more information.
 
 
Story Time held in Ronan
 
RONAN — Ronan Library hosts a weekly story time for young children and their caregivers each Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Join us for stories, crafts and more. For more information, call 406-676-3682.
 

Area-wide AlAnon meetings available 

LAKE COUNTY — Are you affected by someone else’s drinking? AlAnon can help. Area meetings are anonymous, non-smoking, 12-step recovery for family and friends of alcoholics. Come join us. There are no membership dues. Meetings are held: Wednesdays at 9 a.m. at Lutheran Church on Wall Street in Hot Springs; Wednesdays at noon in Polson at the Alano Club on Third Ave. W ; Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. at the CMA Church on Third Ave. in St. Ignatius; Fridays at 8 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church on Fourth Ave. E in Polson.


Join library’s story time 

POLSON — North Lake County Public Library will host a one-hour kindergarten readiness program for children and their caregivers. Join us for stories, songs, movement, crafts and more. This will be held every Thursday during the school year at 10 a.m. and again at 4 p.m. For more information, call (406) 883-8225.
 
 
Join St. Ignatius Neighborhood Watch 
 
ST. IGNATIUS — The St. Ignatius Neighborhood Watch chapter meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the St. Ignatius Senior Citizens’ Center on north Main Street.
 
 
Dance in Elks' air-conditioned ballroom
 
POLSON - The Elks Club holds a community dance in their air-conditioned ballroom, the first and third Wednesday of each month from 7-10 p.m. Come and listen or dance. Snacks are at 8:30 p.m.
 
 
Sexual assault support group meets Wednesdays
 
PABLO - An adult sexual assault support group meets at SKC's Agnes Vanderburg Building in room 101, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Gather on Wednesdays for support and healing. Call 406-745-3525 for more information.
 
 
Marines gather at VFW
 
POLSON - The Marine Corps League Hellroaring Detachment #1041 meets every second Wednesday of each month (except December) at 7 p.m. at the VFW in Polson. For more information call John Miller at 406-890-0964 or email: mclhellroaring1041mt@gmail.com.
 
 
Journey Be hosts NAMI meeting
 
POLSON - NAMI Mission Valley/LAC meets the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Journey Be Church/Soup's On, 101 Seventh Ave., W. For more information, call 406-883-1086.
 
Harm reduction saves lives
 
POLSON — Every Wednesday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Lake County Health Department, Open Aid Alliance is now providing syringe services, overdose awareness, testing and support. Call or text 406-304-7352 for more information or email: polsoninfo@openaidalliance.org. 
 
 
Recovery support available

RONAN —Recovery support is available for those struggling with addiction at The Never Alone Recovery Hall (Hwy. 93, old Boys and Girls Club), every day of the week. The Never Alone Recovery Hall is a peer support dropin center. We are simply recovering people offering our experience, strength, and hope to our community members who are struggling with addiction issues. All groups and services are free. Please feel welcome to drop in and check us out.

On Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays a noon meditation group is held and from 1-5 p.m. individual peer support is available.

Mondays a women’s support group takes place from 6-8 p.m.

Tuesdays there are recovery stories and videos heard from 6-8 p.m.

Wednesdays Narcotics Anonymous meets from 6-8 p.m.

Thursdays an early recovery skills groups meets from 6-8 p.m.

Fridays from 8-9 p.m. The Red Road to Recovery group meets.

Saturdays a co-dependent support group meets at 5 p.m. and at 6:30 p.m. special events take place (events change).

Family movie night happens from 6-8 p.m. on Sundays.

Rotary meets Tuesdays

POLSON — The Polson Rotary’s regular meeting are on Tuesdays at 12:15 p.m. at the KwaTaqNuk.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Thursday, October 18

Learn to knit at Polson library through Oct. 30

10/9/2018 - 10/30/2018

POLSON — For four Tuesdays in October (9, 16, 23, and 30), North Lake County Public Library is offering four learn-to-knit sessions at 2 p.m. in the library atrium. Library volunteer and “Knitter-Extraordinaire,” Linda Kittle will be available to guide you and answer questions in the process as new knitters learn the beginning steps of casting on, garter and purl stitch, increasing and decreasing and binding off. Needles and yarn for practice will be available. The teapot will be on. Guys and gals, young and old, you can do this.

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Try geocaching at the library

10/18/2018

POLSON — Come to the North Lake County Library on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 6 p.m. for a presentation on geocaching by Stephanie Nordberg of the Polson Geocachers. This will be followed by a chance to try out a geocaching application and start your own geocaching quest.

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Friday, October 19

Potluck, Antarctic presentation on tap

10/19/2018

BIG ARM — The Big Arm Association welcomes you to a potluck dinner at the historic Big Arm School on Friday, Oct. 19, at 6 p.m. Bring a favorite dish to share with your neighbors. Our presentation this evening will be about “Freshwater Lakes in Antarctic,” by Dr. Shawn Devlin, a scientist from the Yellow Bay Biological Station. His presentation will begin at 7 p.m. We are looking forward to a delicious dinner and an informative presentation. Come join us.

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Saturday, October 20

'Fall Harvest' art show on display in Arlee

10/20/2018

ARLEE - Killdeer Artisans Guild will hold a holiday show with a "Fall Harvest" theme on Saturday, Oct. 20, from noon-2 p.m. at the Hangin' Art Gallery, Highway 93 N. For more information about the show email: 57pogeno@gmail.com or call 406-745-3001. For information or directions to Hangin' Art Gallery call 406-726-5005. Come check out this surprising local gallery, meet the artists and enjoy an afternoon of conversation. Expect a variety of work - including drawings, paintings, pastels, collage, photographs, mixed media, weavings and quilts - as well as ceramics, sculpture, and smaller hand-crafted items. Look also for smaller, affordable holiday gifts.

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Enjoy 'Art in Autumn' reception

10/20/2018

POLSON - Please join in celebrating all the beautiful colors of fall with amazing art. Takes Horse Gallery, 49487 Highway 93, is hosting their second annual "Art in Autumn" reception from 5-8 p.m. There will be live flute music by Native Amrican flute artist Troy DeRoche and light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 406-224-4943.

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Fall Fest, 3K held at Flathead Lake State Park

10/20/2018

BIGFORK — Montana State Parks will host the inaugural Fall Fest at Flathead Lake State Park – Wayfarers Unit on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 11 am.-2 p.m. Join us for the first Fall Fest. There will be a 3K Fun Run around the park, followed by a costume contest for kids, dogs, and adults. Participants are encouraged to wear costumes and bring leashed dogs on the run. Registration for the Fun Run begins at 10:30 a.m. The entire event is free and family- friendly. Bring your best Halloween spirit and a smile. For more information go to: http://stateparks.mt.gov/ wayfarers.

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Help decorate fairgrounds for 'Lights Under the Big Sky"

10/20/2018

RONAN - Let the party begin. "Lights Under the Big Sky" will begin decorating the Lake County Fairgrounds on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Please come join the fun. For information call 406-644-2863 or you can find us on Facebook under MVLightsUndertheBigSkyl

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Zumba to raise funds for animal rescue

10/20/2018

POLSON - Please join us for a Zumba-thon fundraiser to benefit Life Savers Animal Rescue on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 12:30 till 3 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 512 Main Street. Let's dance, have fun and contribute to a worthy cause. Shop with vendors, bid in the silent auction, plus there will be drawings for free prizes throughout the event. Buy tickets at the door: adults - $5 and children under 12 are free.

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Sunday, October 21

Indigenous film series continues in Ronan

10/21/2018

RONAN — The Entertainer Theatre is the site for the annual Indigenous film series. Set for 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21, the film ‘Idaho’s Forgotten War’ profiles the courage and faith of 67 Idaho Kootenai people and the extraordinary Kootenai woman, Amy Trice, who declared war on the United States government in 1974 to save her people.

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Tuesday, October 23

Learn about retirement

10/23/2018

RONAN - A retirement workshop for all local teachers and public employees will be hosted by the Ronan-Pablo Education Association. This TRS and PERS workshop is for those interested in learning more about retirment. Please join us on Oct. 23 from 4:30-6 p.m. at the Ronan Schools' Performing Arts Center.

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Sign up for 'Smart Driver' course

10/23/2018

POLSON - A Northwest Montana AARP Driver Safety Class, "Smart Driver Course," will be held on Oct. 23, at the Polson Senior Center from 8:30-11 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m. Please call 406-883-4735 for a reservation.

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Wednesday, October 24

Free grant writing workshop offered

10/24/2018

POLSON — Register now for a free grant writing workshop for small museums and non-profit organizations sponsored by the Montana History Foundation. The workshop will be held Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m-2 p.m. at the North Lake County Library. Lunch is provided but space is limited to 15 attendees. Call 406-883-8225 for more information.

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Thursday, October 25

48th Harvest Dinner planned

10/25/2018

POLSON - The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 406 Fourth Ave. E, will hold its 48th annual Harvest Dinner of Swedish meatballs, potatoes, gravy, homemade lefse, salad and dessert from 4-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, in the church fellowship hall. Dinner is $10 per adult, $5 per child under 12 years. Call ahead to place take-out orders at 406-883-5864, which is available for pick up after 3 p.m. Dinner proceeds will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of the Flathead Reservation and Lake County.

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Make family meal, enjoy family games

10/25/2018

ARLEE - The Food Sovereignty Committee and The Family Dinner Project are thrilled to invite you and your family to a free community dinner at the Arlee School cafeteria on Oct. 25 from 5-7 p.m. This event is open to any and all families in the Jocko Valley. At the community dinner, families can get hands-on time in the kitchen making a family meal. While we wait for the food, we'll enjoy some fun games and conversation. We are looking forward to this event and we hope you are, too. If you have any questions, please call 406-531-7975.

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Polson students provide dual-school concert

10/25/2018

POLSON — A concert will be held on Oct. 25 in the Polson High School auditorium and is for both Polson Middle School and Polson High School. The middle school concert begins at 6 p.m. and the high school concert begins at 7:30 p.m. The choirs are hosting a food drive and donations are appreciated but not expected.

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Watch silent movie filmed in part in Montana

10/25/2018

POLSON — “Free Night at the Museum” takes place on the fourth Thursday of each month at the Miracle of America Museum, 36094 Memory Lane. The evenings begin at 6:30 p.m. and are free and family-friendly. On Thursday, Oct. 25, the 1926 silent film, partially filmed in Hardin, Montana depicts Rex, “The Devil Horse.” There are enough captions to follow the story line and the movie is 90 minutes long.

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Friday, October 26

Joe Read to speak

10/26/2018

POLSON — The LCRCC and Pachyderm organizations will co-host a “Get to Know Your Candidate Series” with Joe Read, candidate for House District 93, as their next speaker on Friday, Oct. 26, from noon-1 p.m. at the Polson Rural Fire Station.

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Painted pumpkins on display

10/26/2018

POLSON — The Kwataqnuk partnered with PBC, First Interstate, Super One Foods and the entire second grade class at Linderman Elementary to make the annual Polson Business Community Pumpkin Painting event happen. All 120 plus painted pumpkins will be on display and judged on Friday, Oct. 26. Judges will be: Shawneen Turner, Shad Hupka, Marilyn Frame, and Evonne O’Neill. First Interstate Bank will provide the first-place prize.

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Saturday, October 27

Get a jump-start on holiday shopping

10/27/2018

NINEPIPES — Get a jump start on your holiday shopping or birthdays at the holiday bazaar at Ninepipes on Oct. 27 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be lots of local craft vendors, artists and a few retail vendors. There is no fee to enter. We will be taking food donations for a local food bank and also items to help with families in need (toothbrushes, deodorant, socks, etc.). Those items will be given to Salish Kootenai College where Tracy McDonald is in charge of helping students in need there.

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Prepare for painted pumpkin party

10/27/2018

RONAN - The Ronan VFW Auxiliary 5652 is having a painted pumpkin contest and party on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 2-4 p.m. at the VFW Post 35981 Round Butte Road. Family fun, games and snacks will be provided for preschoolers through adults. Please bring a painted pumpkin (do not carve). For more information, call 406-303-0944.

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Quilters to work on 2019 raffle quilt

10/27/2018

RONAN - The Mission Mountain Quilt Guild will hold a work day on Saturday, Oct. 27, at the LDS Church in Ronan from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. to work on the 2019 raffle quilt and any other projects you might have going. There will be fabric to cut for the TLC quilts and the quilted hugs project. Please bring you own cutters, mats, machines and your own lunch. Everyone is welcome. Come for a fun day of sharing.

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Sunday, October 28

Final Indigenous film shown

10/28/2018

RONAN — Excerpts from Mary Kathryn Nagle’s play, “A Slice of the Full Moon on VAWA (the Violence Against Women Act)” and several short films by Ivan and Ivy MacDonald on the topic of missing and murdered Indigenous women will be shown, at The Entertainer Theater at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28.

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Tuesday, October 30

4-H shooting sports program begins

10/30/2018

RONAN — The 4-H Shooting Sports Air Rifle, Archery and Air Pistol program will begin on Tuesday, Oct. 30. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. in the historic Hort Barn on the Ronan Fairgrounds across from the school tennis courts. A parent or guardian must attend this meeting with the member. Members must be enrolled in Lake County 4-H before they can begin shooting. For more information, contact the MSU Extension Office at 406-676-4271 or Ed Larson at 406-431-5649.

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Celebrate Halloween with PAT program

10/30/2018

POLSON — The Parents as Teachers program of the Lake County Public Health Department, 802 Main Street, is sponsoring a Halloween costume party open to all area parents of children 5 and under, on Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 10-11:30 a.m. The party will take place in the department’s conference room. We will decorate pumpkins, create some craft projects, share some healthy Halloween treats and have spooky sensory fun. Home visitors will be on hand with information about the PAT program.

The PAT program is a free, voluntary program that provides twice-monthly home visits with age-appropriate activities for children from birth to age 5, developmental screenings, and information and referrals to area resources. Parents can be enrolled in the PAT program as soon as they are pregnant, which many moms-to-be and dads find to be very helpful, since babies don’t come with a manual.

We hope to see you on Tuesday, Oct. 30. For more information, call the Lake County Health Department at 406-883-7288.

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Learn about Google Drive and The Cloud

10/30/2018

POLSON — A free class, open to the public, about Google Drive and The Cloud will be taught at the North Lake County Library on Tuesday, Oct. 30. Call the library at 406-883-8225 for more information.

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Support ice arena, brewery museum

10/30/2018

POLSON —Join the first annual OctoberFest benefiting the Mission Valley Ice Arena Association and Montana Brewery Museum on Tuesday, Oct. 30. This will be a fun-filled gathering of friends and supporters of the MVIAA, with proceeds to be split between our organization and the Montana Brewery Museum, right here in Polson. This event takes place on Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Montana Brewery Museum, upstairs at: Lozar’s Total Screen Design, 40735 Highway 35. Tickets are $50 each and include: a commemorative pint glass, a t-shirt, a tour, and a beernotes booklet. Proceeds will go to the MVIAA and Lozar’s Montana Brewery Museum. Reservations are required as the brewery museum has a limited capacity. To make your reservations, call: 406- 207-2998 by Oct. 25.

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Wednesday, October 31

Fall-O-Ween Festival

10/31/2018

RONAN - The Lighthouse Fellowship Church, 207 Eisenhower Street, will host a Fall-O-Ween Festival on Halloween from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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Halloween Trunk-or-Treat

10/31/2018

ST. IGNATIUS - Please join us for Trunk-or-Treat from 4 to 6 p.m., at the Mission Valley United Methodist Church, top of Post Creek Hill.

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Pumpkin Patch Bash held

10/31/2018

POLSON — The biggest free, fall, family event in the Mission Valley this year will be held at Polson Middle School complete with free food, 20-plus carnival games, a photo booth, inflatables, live music, free candy and much more. This super event takes place on Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 6-8 p.m. Come enjoy the evening with the Mission Valley community.

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Trick-or-treat at the library

10/31/2018

POLSON — Come trick-or-treat at the North Lake County Library. We will be giving out candy until it is all gone.

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Trunk-or-treat in St. Ignatius

10/31/2018

ST. IGNATIUS – A trunk-or-treat event will be held Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the parking lot of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in St. Ignatius. Fun for the whole family is planned and all are welcome. Decorate your trunks and include a carnival style game. A chili and cornbread contest will also be held – vote for your favorite. An all-ages costume contest starts at 6:30 p.m. Awards will be given for best decorated trunks, best game at trunk, best chili and cornbread and costumes. For more information, contact Kasey Savage at 406-360-0766.

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