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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.




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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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New hours announced for MO

POLSON — Miracle of America’s hours are now 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 1:30-6 p.m. on Sundays. Some holidays may be shorter hours as well, so it is best to call 406-883-6804 first. Our free “Night at the Museum” is on the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Donations or treats are always welcome. Schoolteachers are encouraged to give extra credit for a report from attending students.

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.
Lions Club meets twice monthly
POLSON - The Lions Club meets at 6 p.m. each month on the first and third Mondays at the Lake Bar and Grill, 101 Main Street. For more information, call Jan Phillips at 406-370-4714.


Wednesday, May 23

Join ‘Moving for Better Balance’

5/1/2018 - 7/19/2018

POLSON — Moving for Better Balance, an evidence-based, adapted Tai Chi class, will be offered by the Area VI Agency on Aging on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-11 a.m. for 12 weeks, May 1-July 19. Classes will be held at the Polson Senior Center. The fee is $35 for senior center members, $50 for non-members (they get a membership included), but everything is on a slidingscale. Call 406-883-7284 for information or to sign up.

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Thursday, May 24

Attend free night at the museum


POLSON – A free “Night at the Museum,” held the fourth Thursday of every month, is set for May 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Miracle of America Museum, 36094 Memory Lane, Polson. Lots of local history unfolds as we do a walking tour of a portion of the outside museum village. Learn more about early residents Jack and Elisabeth Welch’s sewing and saddle shops, Lewis’s and Uhde’s rival gas stations, Rolfson’s Queen Court, Gordon Fisher Optometry, the Trusler barn and more. Treats and donations are always welcome. For more information call Gil at 406- 270-7895.

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Elders’ Week activities reach final day


PABLO — Two Eagle River School will host the final day for “Standing Tall and Proud with our Elders” activities from 1-4 p.m. on Thursday, May 24. Activities include: a 1 p.m. Stickgame, luncheon/dinner at 3 p.m., a silent auction from 3-6 p.m. and a social pow wow beginning at 4 p.m. Stick game must have one TERS student. First five drums registered for pow wow paid. For more information call 406-675-0292.

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Women 4 Wellness event held at SKC


PABLO — Women 4 Wellness strives to increase health awareness and healthy behaviors among women of the Flathead Indian Reservation and Lake County, by bringing together service providers and other organizations at a single location. The event is from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at SKC's Joe McDonald Health and Fitness Center on Thursday, May 24. Go to for more information.

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Friday, May 25

Mussel infestation discussed at Pachyderm meeting


POLSON — On Friday, May 25, from noon-1 p.m. Pachyderms will host Tom McDonald, manager of Fish, Wildlife & Recreation and Conservation Department for the Salish & Kootenai Tribe. He will give an update on the efforts to control the mussel infestation in Montana lakes. He will raise awareness on how citizens or volunteers can play a part in protecting Flathead Lake. The group will meet at the Polson Rural Fire Station off Regatta Road.

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Monday, May 28

Arlee CDC meeting cancelled


ARLEE — The Arlee CDC, which normally meets from 6-9 p.m. the last Monday of each month in the Arlee High School library, will not meet this month.

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Meet candidates at Miracle of America Museum


POLSON — At 7 p.m. on Monday, May 28, a “Meet & Greet” for three key candidates for election will be held in the public meeting room of The Miracle of America Museum, 36904 Memory Lane. Please come and hear Al Olszewski candidate for U.S. Senate; David Coffman candidate for Lake County Sheriff; and Gale Decker candidate for Lake County Commissioner. The meeting is informal, refreshments will be served, and the candidates will answer questions after their presentations.

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North Lake County Library closes for holiday


POLSON — The North Lake County Library will be closed on Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day.

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Tuesday, May 29

Learn Internet Basics No. 3


POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library presents free twice monthly computer classes. This program of courses can provide you with computer and technology basics. On May 29, at 2 p.m. learn Core Computer Classes: Internet Basics No.3. All classes will be held in the Library Community Room. Reserve your spot by calling 406-883-8225.

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Wednesday, May 30

Advanced Studies students showcase work


POLSON — The students in Polson’s Gifted Program’s Advanced Studies classes (grades 6, 7/8, and 9-12) invite you to an evening of displays and presentations. You may come any time between 5-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30. This event will take place in the library at Polson High School. If you have any questions, please contact Tamara Fisher at: or 406-883- 6335 ext. 328. The students developed their own mini, semester- long, year-long, or multi-year projects or courses of study and would like to share with you all that they have learned.

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Arlee Farmers’ Market season kicks off


ARLEE —The Arlee Farmers’ Market season will kick off on Wednesday, May 30. The Market, located in the south parking lot of the Hangin' Art Gallery and in front of the Merc on 93, will be open every Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. from May 30 -Sept. 26. The vendors will not be charged a booth fee. Items sold must be hand-baked, hand-crafted, and locally grown. Used items will not be allowed. No smoking is allowed on market premises.

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Art Gallery opens new exhibit through June 15

5/30/2018 - 6/15/2018

POLSON — Sandpiper Art Gallery, 306 Main Street, Polson, presents until June 15, “Living in the Moment.” This exhibit will be everything we love about Montana and will feature member artists Kathy Calkins (acrylic painter), Marla Hall (photography), Mary K. LeProwse (fused glass), Joanne Simpson (batik watercolor and jewelry) and a guest artist to be announced. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday.

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Essiac Study Group meets


POLSON – The Essiac Study Group will meet at the large meeting room of the North Lake County Public Library from 6:30 - 8 p.m. on May 30 and June 13. Come join us for a cup of Essiac tea. For more information call Blue Moon Herbs at 406- 883-0110.

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Thursday, May 31

Lake County Democrats host fundraiser


NORTH CROW – Jenny Eck, Montana House Minority Leader, and Jon Sesso, Montana Senate Minority Leader, will be the featured speakers at the Lake County Democrats annual fundraiser on Thursday, May 31, at the North Crow Clubhouse off of Old Highway 93 in Pablo. A delicious spaghetti dinner will be served for $25 per person. The fundraiser begins at 5:30 p.m. There will also be a live auction.

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Friday, June 1

Last day of school announced


MISSION VALLEY — Three school districts, St. Ignatius, Dayton and Hot Springs, end school on Friday, June 1.

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Saturday, June 2

Cheff, Davis exhibit artwork


NINEPIPE — Laurel Cheff ’s work will be on display at Ninepipes Museum on Saturday, June 2, along with multi-media artist, Kate Davis. Davis will display some of her latest photographs during her exhibit at the museum. Davis will be on hand from 2-4 p.m.

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Graduation takes place in Mission


ST. IGNATIUS — St. Ignatius High School graduation ceremony from 2-4 p.m.

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Papa Bear Runs again


RONAN — The 8th annual Papa Bear Run will be held Saturday, June 2. The ride will begin at S & S Sports store in Ronan going to Plains, Hot Springs, and Somers and ending back at S&S in Ronan. Sign-up and start at 10 a.m. There is a $10 entry fee. Race ends and awards given at 5 p.m. This event benefits Boys and Girls Club of the Flathead Indian Reservation.

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People’s Center invites artists


PABLO — The annual Artists’ Market will be held at the People’s Center on Saturday, June 2, from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. All artists are invited to promote their work at this event. Simply call and register at 406-675-0160.

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PHS seniors graduate


POLSON — Polson High School graduation ceremony.

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Watch racing in Polson


POLSON — Saturday racing will have Mod $, Big Sky West Coast late models, and Thunderstocks. Spectator gates open at 5 p.m. Qualifying time trials are at 6 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. General admission is $10; juniors ages 8-17 are $7. Kids 7 and under are free. Come have some fun. Bring the family. Mission Valley Raceway is at 1113 N Reservoir Road. No outside food, beverages or alcohol. For more information call 406-210-5400.

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Yard sale proceeds go to Relay for Life


ST. IGNATIUS — A yard sale will take place from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, at Mission Valley United Methodist Church (top of Post Creek Hill). All proceeds will support Relay for Life.

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Monday, June 4

Boys and Girls Club closed for the week

6/4/2018 - 6/8/2018

POLSON/RONAN — The Boys and Girl Club of the Flathead Reservation and Lake County, in both Ronan and Polson, will be closed from Monday, June 4, through Friday, June 8.

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Wednesday, June 6

Arlee Schools finish the year


ARLEE — The last day of school for Arlee School District. School is out at 12:30 p.m.

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Auxiliary to meet at VFW


RONAN — The Ronan VFW Auxiliary 5652 is having the June meeting on Wednesday, June 6, at 6:30 p.m. at the VFW Hall in Ronan. For more information call 406- 676-3380.

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Join Chamber luncheon


POLSON — The Polson Chamber of Commerce luncheon will be held at the Kwa-TaqNuk Resort from noon- 1p.m. The featured speaker for this month is Webb Brown from the Montana Chamber of Commerce. Lunch is $11.

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Thursday, June 7

Basketball Camp held in Ronan

6/7/2018 - 6/9/2018

RONAN — Warwick Workout Advanced Offensive Basketball Skills Girls Camp is designed for players at Ronan School District who are looking to enhance and expand their skill set. Workout trainers will work with players to excel at their respective positions through progression based teaching and repetition. The camp will focus on shooting skills, finishing drills and ball handling. The camp is from Thursday, June 7 to Saturday, June 9. The cost is $40 and athletes receive a T-shirt. Call Steve Woll at 406-261-1521 or email him at: for more information.

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Polson Schools end the school year


POLSON — Last day of school for Polson School District.

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Ronan Chamber meets


CHARLO — The Ronan Chamber of Commerce will hold a general meeting on Thursday, June 7, at noon at Allentown Restaurant.

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