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Groundhog forecasts early spring

DIXON — According to the National Groundhog, spring is on its way. There are some signs around, as I spotted a robin drinking from a birdbath and there are tiny pussy willows just peeping out. I also found three tiny pink primroses popping up from a very protected spot in a flowerbed. Thanks go to six little members of the Dixon Preschool and their teacher. They visited during our lunch, sang “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” (red for Valentine’s Day) and left some decorated homemade hearts for our table decor. There’s still time to make reservations for the Dixon School Ski Club Valentine’s Day dinner this Thursday. Call the school at (406) 24...


St. Ignatius center lists activities

  ST. IGNATIUS — The following are the activities at the St. Ignatius Senior Citizens Center for February: Ayleen’s Quilters quilt in the center most Thursdays. • Thursday,  Feb. 14: quilters • Friday, Feb . 15: stuffed chicken breast lunch • Tuesday, Feb. ...


Cribbage players sought

POLSON — I have had several people inquire if we had some cribbage players here at the center and I couldn’t answer that question. So, I’m asking anyone who plays cribbage and would like to get together for a friendly game or two, once a week or so, to give me a call here at the center. Who...


Volunteer drivers always needed

RONAN — Do you have some extra time, and need something to do? The Council on Aging is always in need of volunteer drivers to take seniors to medical appointments. If this is something you are interested in, give them a call at (406) 676-2368 and they will get you signed up. They have the cars and the ...


St. Luke welcomes new physician

RONAN — The newest addition to the medical staff at St. Luke Community Healthcare in Ronan has a family history that includes a grandfather and an uncle who were missionary doctors in Africa. While growing up in South Africa, Dr. John Foster was always hearing stories about his grandfather, a doctor...


Buckle up for your loved ones

The saying, “Do it for the ones you love,” could apply to many different situations. A general axiom, the first person you should love of course is yourself. What is that old saying? “You have to love yourself before you can love others.” While this is true, if you are truly thinking ...


Tamara Heftved, William Garrison to wed Tamara Heftved, William Garrison to wed

POLSON —Along with her family, Barbara Heftved of Polson, mother of Tamara Lane Heftved, would like to announce Tamara’s engagement to William Jr. Garrison of Grand Junction, Colo. Tamara is a 2010 graduate of Polson High School and a graduate of Creviers Beauty School in Kalispell. William is th...


'Healing rooms' reopen in Ronan

RONAN — After being closed for two months, the Healing Rooms of the Mission Valley will re-open Friday, Feb. 15, at 22 Second Ave. SW in Ronan. Hours are from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Look for the folding sidewalk sign in the middle of the block each Friday announcing the healing rooms are open. No appointmen...


Griz coming to town

RONAN — The University of Montana football Grizzlies will be coming to the Mission Valley this spring for the annual Maroon and Silver Scrimmage. The action, which climaxes the team’s spring training, will take place on the Laverne Parish Memorial Field turf at Ronan High School on Saturday, Apri...


February a good time to quit

Smokeless tobacco is a dangerous form of nicotine addiction, which puts Montanans at risk of cardiovascular disease, oral cancers, diabetes, and severe periodontal damage. Join with people across the nation this Feb. 17-23 to quit dipping, and give yourself the gift of health. “Through With Chew 2013&r...


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