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Free family style dinners start soon in Arlee

ARLEE – The Food Sovereignty Committee of the Arlee Community Development Corporation is joining a national movement through The Family Dinner Project to provide a series of family style dinners for the community.  “The Family Dinner Project (TFDP) is a growing movement that champions family dinner as an opportunity for family members to connect with each other through food, fun and conversation about things that matter,” the project states. “We believe conversation is as essential to family sustenance as good nutrition. In fact, families tell us just that – saying that when they share a meal, they feel closer to each other and want to return to the tab...

Local help with Medicare is available

News from Area VI Agency on Aging LAKE COUNTY – New Medicare cards have begun arriving in Montana. When you get your new card, destroy your old one. Take the new card to your doctor and other medical providers so they can take a copy. Even though the new cards are more secure, you should still gua...

St. Ignatius seniors for Oct. 17, 2018

ST. IGNATIUS — Even if you’re on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there. —Will Rogers The card party will be on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 6:30 p.m. and everyone is welcome. The nail clinic will be here on Tuesday, the Oct. 16, from 9-10:30 a.m. Please call the cent...

Join the ‘Polson Reads’ volunteer program

News from Edna Lemm, PSD volunteer coordinator POLSON — Do you have 30 free minutes once or twice a week? Would you like to make a real difference in the life of a child? Be a part of the ‘Polson Reads’ program. Volunteers in this program spend 30 minutes once or twice a week helping s...

Polson seniors for Oct. 10, 2018

POLSON — In Charles Dickens' kitchen, his spice rack included the best of thymes and the worst of thymes. The veterans’ representative will be here once again on Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 10 a.m.-noon. Also on Oct. 16, Clara will teach her AARP Safe Driving Class from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. with a brea...

Ronan seniors for Oct. 10, 2018

RONAN — Our nights are getting colder and reminding us that winter will soon be upon us. I am not sure that I am ready for the changes but I guess it will come whether I am ready or not.  There are several things coming up at the Ronan Senior Center. On Thursday, Oct. 11, the monthly evening me...

Victor Charlo publishes second poetry book Victor Charlo publishes second poetry book

CHARLO – Victor Charlo, 80, listened to a round of applause after reading from his second book “Dirty Corner and Other Poems” to an audience at the Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana on Saturday afternoon, but he later said he traded something for his success as a poet. It all started whe...

Hot Springs receives Heart and Soul grant

The Orton Family Foundation has awarded the town of Hot Springs a $20,000 grant to implement a program intended to generate community-driven development. Community Heart and Soul is a program run by the Orton Family Foundation of Shelburne, Vermont. According to its website, Community Heart and Soul aims ...

Journalism matters because democracy matters Journalism matters because democracy matters

An in-depth newspaper investigation revealed that a state-operated home for aged military veterans was providing sub-standard care and that taxpayer money that was to go to improve the home was spent elsewhere. The result was the replacement of the state’s veterans secretary and numerous corrections at...

Neighbors on call: Haiti may offer window to Montana’s healthcare future Neighbors on call: Haiti may offer window to Montana’s healthcare future

This is the first part of a three-part story on the role of community health workers in rural health care from the Montana Gap project. Part one: What’s working abroad? In rural Haiti, locals trained as community health workers help mentally ill neighbors where full-fledged physicians are few and far ...

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