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Holiday meal gatherings to begin

RONAN — Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and here at the center, we will celebrate it early on Wednesday, Nov.14, with a traditional turkey dinner. Come i join us and get a head start on the holidays. The center will have a spaghetti dinner on Saturday, Nov. 17, beginning at 4 p.m. and serving until 7 p.m. The cost is $5 per person, with a discount for families with more than two kids. Until further notice, the foot clinic has been cancelled. The nurse is on sick leave, and we don’t have anyone to replace her. Cards will be held here on Monday, Nov. 19, at 1:30 p.m. They will return to winter hours in December and will meet on the first and third Mondays of the month. ...


Election ad barrage finally ends

RONAN — The election is over and hopefully so are all of those dreadful commercials, phone calls and junk mail. This Thursday, Nov. 8 is our evening meal at 5 p.m. We will serve oven baked chicken for only $5 per person. The veterans’ representative will also be here that Thursday from 1-2 p.m...


Medicare plan assistance offered

ST. IGNATIUS —Assistance in reviewing and changing Medicare related plans will be available in the St. Ignatius Senior Citizens Center on Tuesday, Nov. 27.  Consultations will be available by appointment only beginning at 9:30 a.m. The Area VI Agency on Aging is providing the service. To sign up f...


Polson seniors donate to parking lot fund, sell tickets for quilt

POLSON — Thank you to all who donated to the parking lot pavement fund here at the center. Your generosity is appreciated. Tickets for the Irish chain quilt being raffled off at the center are going real well and fast. Come in, take a look, and get your tickets while you can. We have 1-pound boxe...


Smoky Montana insignificant compared to Hurricane Sandy

DIXON — We must have felt so very fortunate to be in this part of our country during the past week. What we went through with the smoke this summer seems so insignificant compared to the tragedies of what happened to the many touched by Storm Sandy. My sister in Connecticut was able to keep in touch vi...


Agency on Aging to hold Medicare informational meeting

POLSON —  Open enrollment for Part D prescription coverage and Medicare Advantage plans began Oct. 15 and ends Dec. 7, and most people can only make changes to their plans during this time. Don’t wait until January and discover that your plan doesn’t work for you in 2013. On Nov. 8,...


Community support appreciated

ARLEE — The Arlee Senior Center appreciates the support received from Arlee and surrounding communities for the annual rummage sale held Oct. 20 at the center. Many treasures changed hands; many cups of coffee and several dozens of cookies were enjoyed. The Arlee Senior Center cooks, Pamela Gillette...


Final AARP driving course offered

POLSON — The last AARP driving course will be here at the center on Tuesday, Nov. 6. This is available to any and all veterans of any war or conflict and their families, for free. This will be Clara’s last class before she heads south, so if you are interested, please give us a call and we’...


Workers at COA dinner appreciated

RONAN — Sorry that the column didn’t get in the papers last week. I’d like to blame it on the computer, but I really can’t. I guess that I am going to have to start paying attention to what buttons I punch. Thanks to all who worked so hard on the Council on Aging’s dinner and...


Winter birds return to feeders

DIXON — It’s turned into a lovely, long fall; just what I’d hoped for. I’m still planting spring bulbs, knowing how welcome they will be after winter’s sleep. Winter birds, such as Steller’s Jays, are returning to the birdfeeders; and of course, the trees are in their f...


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