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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

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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:, 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, 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:
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: 
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.



Saturday, November 9

Progressive sale held at library through Nov. 9

11/6/2019 - 11/9/2019

POLSON — A progressive sale where each week’s discounts get bigger while quantities become limited will take place at the North Lake County Public Library. Purchases will be given a five percent discount through Nov. 9. Browse and find the perfect gift for your book lovers. All sale proceeds go towards the purchase of new technology and other items for library patrons.

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Discover secrets to winning novels


POLSON — On Saturday, Nov. 9, from 1-2:30 p.m. at the North Lake County Library, Gwen Florio of Humanities Montana will present “Five Steps to a Winning Novel.” In judging contests, such as the 2019 Edgar Awards, novelist Gwen Florio read hundreds of books, a process that revealed some very specific things that made a few novels shoot to the top of the list, while other, perfectly well-written books, faded in comparison. This workshop will focus on those key qualities, with specific examples, and advice and techniques on achieving them. Gwen is an award-winning journalist and author. She is the news editor of the Missoulian.

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Monday, November 11

Annual Veterans Day spaghetti dinner held


ARLEE — Arlee’s American Legion annual Veterans Day spaghetti dinner will be held on Monday, Nov. 11, from 5-8 p.m. at the Arlee Senior Citizens Center, 34532 Wessinger St. (one block west of the Arlee post office). Dinner is a free-will offering and donations are appreciated. Call 406-726-3798 or 406-531-9176 for more information.

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Audubon group to meet


KALISPELL — Dr. Charles van Rees, a naturalist and conservation biologist at the Flathead Lake Biological Station, will be the guest speaker at the Flathead Audubon meeting Monday, Nov. 11, from 7-9 p.m. in the Gateway West community meeting room in Kalispell. He will share the conservation story of ‘Alae ‘Ula, a water bird endemic to the Hawaiian archipelago. Charles will study aquatic invasive species at the FLBS. The program is free and open to the public. Visit the website:

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Irrigation district meeting scheduled


RONAN — The Flathead Irrigation District’s monthly meeting will be held on Nov. 11, at 1 p.m. upstairs at the Lake County Community Development Center, 407 Main Street.

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Library closes for holiday


POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library will be closed on Monday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day. The library will reopen on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 10 a.m.

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Tuesday, November 12

Progressive sale continues at library Nov. 12 through Nov. 16

11/12/2019 - 11/16/2019

POLSON — A progressive sale where each week discounts get bigger while quantities become additionally limited, is being offered at the North Lake County Public Library. Purchases made Nov. 12-16 will receive a 10 percent discount. Browse and find the perfect gift for your book lovers. All sale proceeds go towards the purchase of new technology and other items for library patrons.

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Wednesday, November 13

Enjoy potluck dinner at Leon Hall


ST. IGNATIUS — A potluck dinner will be held at the Leon Hall Community Center on Nov. 13, with a 5:30 p.m. social hour and dinner served at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

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Learn about Sri Lanka


POLSON — North Lake County Public Library’s Wiggle Worms program will study Sri Lanka on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 3:30 p.m.

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Rural Fire District Board to meet


POLSON — The regular monthly meeting of the Polson Rural Fire District Board of Trustees will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 13, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Fairgrounds Station No. 1, 25-B Regatta Road. The agenda is available on the Monday prior to meeting.

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Thursday, November 14

Free play uplifts, tickles funny-bone


POLSON/PABLO — “Every Brilliant Thing” is a moving story that is so timely and important. This is a free production that runs for approximately 60-70 minutes. The first performance will be held at the Port Polson Theater at 2 p.m. The second performance will take place at the SKC Arlee/Charlo Theater at 7 p.m. This play is a tribute to the irrepressible resilience inside all of us and the capacity to find delight in the everyday. “Every Brilliant Thing” is a funny, clever, and surprisingly uplifting play about the lengths we go to for those we love.

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Listen to presentation on birding


POLSON — “Birding - Bolivia and Chile” by local bird expert Josh Covill will be Mission Mountain Audubon’s educational program on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. in the North Lake County Public Library's meeting room. Covill and his wife spent five months in South America exploring their passion for birds. Everyone is welcome.

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Saturday, November 16

Thanksgiving meal served in Big Arm


BIG ARM — The West Shore Community Church is hosting their annual Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Big Arm Fire House. There is no charge, although canned food items and donations will be gladly accepted for the food bank in Polson. Everyone is welcome. Call 406-849-5522 for more information.

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Monday, November 18

‘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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Progressive sale offers discount at library Nov. 18 through Nov. 23

11/18/2019 - 11/23/2019

POLSON — A progressive sale where each week discounts get bigger while quantities become additionally limited, is being held at North Lake County Public Library. Purchases made between Nov. 18-23 will receive a 15 percent discount. Browse and find the perfect gift for your book lovers. All sale proceeds go towards the purchase of new technology and other items for library patrons.

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Tuesday, November 19

Donate to food pantry at hospital through Nov. 22

11/19/2019 - 11/22/2019

POLSON — Providence St. Joseph Medical Center will support the University of Montana Grizzlies and the Montana State Bobcats, Nov. 13-22, with a “Brawl of the Wild” food drive. Grizzly and Bobcat fans are encouraged to bring food items to be placed into a Montana or Montana State collection box located in the hospital main lobby, 6 Thirteenth Ave. E. All food collected will be given to Polson’s Loaves and Fish food pantry.

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Learn to drive safely


POLSON — AARP’s Smart Driver Course will be taught at the Polson Area Senior Center from 8:30-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19. Call 406-883-4735 for a reservation.

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Learn to shop online safely


POLSON — On Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 2 p.m. North Lake County Public Library will offer a free computer class entitled, “Avoiding Scams and Shopping Safely Online.” Heather will teach you how to spot and avoid online scams as well as how to shop safely online. This class is free and open to the public.

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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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Wednesday, November 20

Dance in Elks’ ballroom


POLSON — Join us for the community dance at the Elks on Main St. on Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 7-10 p.m. The music will be presented by Ken’s Country Combo. They play a variety of country and vintage rock and roll. This is the birthday dance where we provide a cake to celebrate November birthdays. No Elks membership is required. The cover charge is $5. If you are hungry and want a great burger, come early and purchase one cookedup by the Elks. Come and check us out.

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Free Excel II workshop offered


RONAN — An Excel II workshop will be taught at the LCCD building, 407 Main Street, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20. Excel II is an intermediate class for students who have a basic knowledge of Excel. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to: work with lists, work with freeze panes and split panes, use the sort and auto filter functions, use the insert function command to create if functions, use the automatic subtotals and grouping functions, create and work with charts. Space is limited so reserve your seat today. Check out our full workshop schedule and register online or call 406-676-5914.

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Learn about the 2020 Census


RONAN — Lake County Democrats are sponsoring a program devoted to the 2020 Census to be held on Wednesday, Nov. 20, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Ronan Senior Citizens Center located at 528 Main Street SW. The decennial census is a count of every person living in the U.S. as of April 1, 2020.

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Mission seniors hold Thanksgiving dinner


ST. IGNATIUS — The St. Ignatius Senior Center will have a Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 20, at 5:30 p.m. and will play bingo following dinner at 6:30 p.m. Bingo cards will be .25 cents a card or 20 cards for $5. Blackout payout will be $50. If you have any further questions, call 406- 745-3396

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Thursday, November 21

Sheriff to speak at Kiwanis meeting


POLSON — The Polson Kiwanis Club will meet on Thursday, Nov. 21, at the KwaTakNuk Resort downstairs in the Koostatah room from noon-1 p.m. Join us for lunch when our speaker will be Sheriff Don Bell. Bell will update us on his office and then discuss the need for new jail facilities in Lake County. The Commissioners have scheduled a county mail-in ballot for Jan. 28, 2020. All are welcome to attend.

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SPLASH in Polson


POLSON — The Polson Chamber’s November Support Polson Late Afternoon Social Hour sponsor is Miracle of America Museum. The event will be held on Thursday, Nov. 21, from 5-7 p.m. at 36094 Memory Lane. The cost is $2. Please come and network with other businesses and meet the SPLASH host. “To serve, support and strengthen our members by enhancing the business climate, promoting our area, and fostering a sense of community.”

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Friday, November 22

Join Friday night movie at library


POLSON — North Lake County Public Library’s movie night takes place on Friday, Nov. 22, at 6 p.m. Family friendly movies (PG or PG13) are shown at 6 p.m. on the fourth Friday of each month. Check our website ( for movie titles. You must be in the library before 6 p.m. to attend, as the doors lock at 6 p.m. You are welcome to bring your own snacks and nonalcoholic beverages. Popcorn will be provided. This program is free and open to the public.

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Polson school superintendent to speak to Pachyderms


POLSON — The public is invited to our next Pachyderm meeting on Friday, November 22nd noon to 1 pm. Rex Weltz, the Polson superintendent of District 23, will be sharing with our community about why the $60 million bond is being proposed to address needs of public schools in Lake County. Snacks and coffee will be served.

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