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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: 


Horsemen to elect officers

RONAN — Mission Valley Back Country Horsemen will have their next monthly meeting on Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m. at the Ronan VFW on Round Butte Rd. We will elect officers for 2020 and discussing our December Christmas party. Hope to see you there.

Hot Springs’ Organic Market offers nutritious food

HOT SPRINGS — Camas Organic Market is open Monday – Saturday from 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. at 300 Main St in Hot Springs. Customers will be able to earn the Double SNAP Dollars coupons on every Tuesday and Thursday starting on July 2.

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.

PHS choral group to perform in Big Arm

BIG ARM — The Big Arm Association will host the Polson High School choral group at our annual Christmas program on Friday, Dec. 13, at the Big Arm Historic School House. Their performance will begin at 5:30 p.m. A snack/dessert time will begin at 5 p.m. so please bring a finger food or dessert to share and if possible, an unwrapped toy for the Marine Toys For Tots drive. Come and enjoy a great evening of holiday music and food. For more information, call Lee at 406-849-5522.

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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Montecahto Club seeks information - 5/20/15

POLSON — The Montecahto Club is seeking the names and addresses of current service men and women from Lake County in order to send them care packages. Please phone Myrna at 406-407-2352 or Kari at 406-370-1443, with this information.




Sunday, November 24

‘Food for Fines’ program Nov. 18 through Nov. 30

11/18/2019 - 11/30/2019

POLSON — Monday, Nov. 18, is the first day of North Lake County Public Library’s “Food for Fines” program. It runs through Saturday, Nov. 30. You can pay off your library fines by donating food. For each item donated, $2 of fines will be forgiven. Sealed, commercially prepared, nonperishable food items with current expiration dates can be given to the circulation desk. This program does not include fees for lost or damaged items. All donations will go to the Polson Loaves and Fish Food Pantry.

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Sunday, November 24

Progressive sale nears end at library on Nov. 27

11/19/2019 - 11/27/2019

POLSON — A progressive sale where each week discounts get bigger while quantities become smaller, is being held at North Lake County Public Library. Purchases made between Nov. 25-27 will receive a 20 percent discount. Browse and find the perfect gift. Proceeds go towards the purchase of new technology and other items for library patrons.

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Thursday, November 28

Library closed for holiday


POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 28, in observance of Thanksgiving and will reopen on Friday, Nov. 29, at 10 a.m.

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Polson dinner planned


POLSON — The Polson Community Thanksgiving Day meal will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Polson Senior Citizens Center on Third Avenue E. on Thursday, Nov. 28. Those who would like to donate, need a ride or want a meal delivered, call Tracy Plaiss at 406-471-2333.

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Ronan brings community together


RONAN — The 15th annual Ronan Community Thanksgiving Dinner is planned for Thursday, Nov. 28, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Ronan Community Center. Live music will be provided by Jim Pettit and his Little Big Band. Dinner is free and all are welcome. Call Rita at 406-871-1648 or Angela at 406-218-8044 with donations of food (turkeys, pies, rolls), volunteer time (servers, bussers, clean-up crew), as these are needed. Donations accepted at the door or sent to Lighthouse Christian Fellowship, 207 Eisenhower St. SW.

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St. Ignatius meal time


ST. IGNATIUS — The community dinner will be held on Thursday, Nov. 28, at the Senior Citizen's Center from noon to 2 p.m. For more information or to support the event, call Kimimi Ashley at 406-273- 8203.

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Friday, November 29

Free Fifth Friday dinner held


POLSON – Polson Community Church, located at 1814 First Street E, will have their Fifth Friday dinner on Nov. 29, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner will be yummy comfort food consisting of: stuffed meatloaf, peas, mashed potatoes, salad, biscuits and a wonderful array of desserts. No offering expected or accepted. Please come and join us for a wonderful night of good food and friendship.

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Show up for ‘Black Friday’ sale at library


POLSON — The final day of the progressive sale is being held at North Lake County Public Library on Friday, Nov. 29. Purchases made this day will receive a 25 percent discount. Browse and find the perfect gift. Proceeds go towards the purchase of new technology and other items for library patrons.

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St. Joseph, Glacier Bank conduct food drive through Dec. 19

11/29/2019 - 12/19/2019

POLSON —Providence St. Joseph Medical Center and Glacier Bank are collecting food for local food banks this holiday season. Collection points are located at the Glacier Bank main branch on U.S. Highway 93 in Polson and in the St. Joseph Medical Center lobby. The food drive will begin Friday, Nov. 29, and culminates Thursday, Dec. 19, at the Polson Chamber of Commerce SPLASH between 5-7 p.m. at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, 6 Thirteenth Ave. E.

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Sunday, December 1

Jam at Elks


POLSON — Classic Country Jammin’ will be held on Dec. 1, in the Elks ballroom, on Main Street from 2–5 p.m. This event will continue every first Sunday of each month. Bring your guitar, banjo, mandolin, autoharp, fiddle, drum, bass, sax, keyboard, etc., and join us for a few hours of fun. You must have your own equipment and we recommend you bring your own amp but it’s not mandatory since you may play acoustic. Everyone is welcome to play, sing, dance or just listen. We will have coffee and snacks. Water, drinks and soft drinks are available for sale in the bar and you do not have to be an Elk member to utilize it. The cover charge is $5. There is no charge for singers or players. For more general information call 406-883-3130 and for music information call 406-260-6590.

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Tuesday, December 3

High school winter sports fundraiser held in Ronan


RONAN — On Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 5 p.m., a “Taco Tuesday” dinner and silent auction fundraiser will be held at the Ronan Event Center along with an “Orange and Black Basketball Scrimmage.” Games begin at 6 p.m. The $1 taco feed begins with a team challenge and a community challenge of who can eat the most $1 tacos per individual team. Sign up your team of five as soon as possible with Lucky Larson by calling 406-676-3390 X 7423. Donated items are needed for the auction and may be dropped off at Ronan High School office by Monday, Dec. 2. Monies raised help pay for meals while traveling on away games and meets. Call Sandy Wing at 406-203- 2850 for more information. Teams, coaches, families and community members please plan on eating dinner at this function. Hail chiefs and maidens.

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Quilters celebrate Christmas with potluck


RONAN — The Mission Mountain Quilt Guild will have their Christmas pot luck dinner and ornament class on Tuesday, Dec. 3. We will start with the quilt class at 2:30 p.m. and then have dinner and regular meeting at 6 p.m. at the Terrace Lake Community Church. They ask that people with a last name beginning with A-M to bring desserts, and N-Z to bring salads or fruit. Please bring three items for the food basket drive. Everyone is welcome to come join the fun and meet new friends. Don’t forget your show-and-tell and if you haven’t brought your fat-quarters for the 2020 quilt show they are asking for ones with flowers to go with the “In Full Bloom" theme.

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Wednesday, December 4

Presentation given on Northern Pike


LAKE MARY RONAN — Sam Bourret of Fish Wildlife and Parks and Kenny Breidinger, a management biologist, will give a presentation on Northern Pike in Lake Mary Ronan on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. at the Mountain Meadows Resort, 51017 Lake Mary Ronan Road. Call 406-849-5489 for more information.

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Thursday, December 5

Sing along at library


POLSON — Group singing enhances a sense of belonging. It also improves our mood, decreases stress and is a natural antidepressant. So, let’s sing together. Join us in the North Lake County Public Library meeting room anytime between 5-6:30 p.m. on Dec. 5 for a seasonal group sing along. Song sheets and live accompaniment are provided along with hot apple cider. If you can’t carry a tune, come anyway; we sing for enjoyment.

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Friday, December 6

Buy local, support food pantry


ST. IGNATIUS — DeVeer Designs fused glass jewelry will hold its annual Christmas sale on Friday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The sale will be held at Rod’s Harvest Foods in St. Ignatius and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the local food pantry. This is your chance to buy local and support small business while also helping those in need. It’s a win/win. For more information you can call Kristie Nerby at 406-745-4888.

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Join Santa, view decorated Christmas trees


POLSON — This year we are so excited to offer Festival of Trees tree viewing for the public on Friday, Dec. 6, at the KwaTaqNuk Resort from 7-9 p.m. Santa will be there for pictures, (bring your own camera), and there will be a hot cocoa bar. A special basket will be raffled off just for Friday night viewers.

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Saturday, December 7

Carnival, tree lighting, parade, caroling planned


ST. IGNATIUS — On Dec. 7 at 2:30 p.m. at the community center in St. Ignatius, the St. Ignatius Chamber of Commerce will hold a Christmas carnival. At 5:30 p.m. the annual town tree lighting event and parade of lights will take place with caroling around the town to follow.

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