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Lake County public library holds activities

POLSON – The Lake County Public Library will be hosting a Vintage Christmas Adult Coloring Program on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 2 p.m. Give yourself the gift of an afternoon of coloring in the meeting room at the library. The mood is relaxed and you’ll have good company. A Classic Christmas Movie Series is coming in December. The movies will be shown on Tuesdays starting at 2 p.m. On Dec. 4, the movie will be “White Christmas.” On Dec. 11, we will show “Christmas in Connecticut,” and on Dec. 18, “A Christmas Story” will be played at the library. We will be serving popcorn. These are family- friendly films. The showings are free and open to th...


Thanksgiving celebration served

Editor, West Shore Community Church in Big Arm hosted its sixth annual community wide Thanksgiving Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 10. At the event, 14 wonderful volunteers served approximately 80 meals. While the event was free to the public, people donated $125 and 156 pounds of non-perishable items to the loc...


Information about the People’s Compact shared

Editor, A solution to the old Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ Water Compact, AKA “the government’s compact,” was recently introduced at Leon Hall in Charlo. It is a solution widely accepted by the 100-plus participants who listened to the credible panel of current Montana ...


A president for our time

Editor, I get it. I get why many don’t like our President. He’s brash, sometimes crude, very direct and can be offensive. But we live in difficult times. After eight years of being a laughingstock to the world, supporting Islamic advances worldwide and in our nation and an abysmal economy, we ...


Having compassion for the President

Editor, When a lost soul needs help, the most compassionate response is to give help. My interpretation of lost soul comes from the Collins English Dictionary. It is this: “The person seems unhappy and unable to fit in with any particular group of people in society.” It is often difficult w...


Plumbing insights Plumbing insights

At our house, we recently experienced a season of plumbing. TGIO. Thank goodness it’s over (I hope). It started with a water heater that refused to heat water, which was a problem. Obviously. I’m not much for cold showers. Unfortunately, it didn’t end there. A cold shower is one thing. No s...


Ridgewater Drive should connect to town

Editor, This letter is about the Polson City Commission plan for the future. In reference to the Ridgewater access road, I would like to suggest another alternative. Hillcrest Road is a residential area, which already has enough traffic. I suggest the commission look to the future of Polson and extend ...


Giving congratulations to voters

Editor, Congratulations to all Lake County voters of every stripe and persuasion during this recent 2018 midterm election. You came out strong, you came out in force and probably in the greatest numbers for a midterm election in the history of the county. According to MT Secretary of State, of the 19,2...


Space-themed programs planned at library

We are now into our second year of our NASA @My Library Grant and we have three exciting space-themed programs coming up. On Nov. 24 Bryce Penta will call in to talk about Phytoplankton from Space. On Nov. 26 at 12:45 p.m. join us in our meeting room for the Mars InSight Landing Watch Party. Then on Dec. 1 D...


Muddy messes Muddy messes

My kids give me gifts, often without even knowing it. This weekend, I received a pair or actually a pair of pairs. Pants, that is. Two pairs, which totaled a pair. To further play with words, the pants were paired with a request. It was one of the most simple, albeit complex, requests I’ve ever rece...


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