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Army 2nd Infantry to hold 99th annual reunion

News from the Second Infantry Division Association

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI — The Second Infantry Division Association will be holding its annual national reunion in Kansas City, Missouri from Sept. 28 to Oct. 2, 2022. We would like to let veterans of the Army’s famous 2nd Infantry Division know about our organization and of our upcoming 99th annual reunion. Contact Mike Davino at: or call (919)498-1910.


St. Joseph’s offers new service for cancer patients

News from Providence 

POLSON — Providence Montana and Providence Inland Northwest Washington are excited to announce the launch of TeleGynecologic Oncology at Providence St. Joseph Medical Clinic in Polson, Montana.

This program has enabled Polson area patients with a gynecologic cancer condition to virtually consult with a specialist at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Washington. Using telehealth technology, we can ease our patients’ way by offering access to specialized and timely oncology treatment while still under the care of the local physicians.

Dr. Kelly Bagnell, an OB/Gyn physician at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Polson, says, “The telemedicine virtual consult is a wonderful way for patients to have the support they need without having to travel for every appointment. We can take care of patients close to home, without delay.”

Telemedicine can help decrease the disparities in health care access, including difficulty with transportation to appointments, increased transportation costs, and increased distance to comprehensive cancer centers. This virtual visit offering promotes great access for patients as part of their overall cancer treatment plan and could expedite the process for patients requiring surgery.


Library hosts  Montana Conversation “An Inconvenient Grizzly” with Greg Smith

News from the North Lake County Public Library

POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library District Hosts Montana Conversation “An Inconvenient Grizzly” with Greg Smith on Monday, July 11.  

The presentation is free and open to the public. Funding for Montana Conversations is provided by Humanities Montana through grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Montana’s Cultural Trust and private donations.

Humans have been on the North American scene for an estimated 30,000 to 15,000 years. Our arrival was preceded by the grizzly bear by perhaps 20,000 years – who would cross the same tenuous landscape bridge, arriving in North America some 50,000 to 60,000 years ago. It is estimated that by the time of the Lewis & Clark Expedition, upwards of 5,000 to 10,000 grizzly bears roamed the American West. The settlement period of the West would see a dramatic decline in grizzly bear numbers and a corresponding decrease in available habitat. Now, as New West meets Old West, grizzly bear numbers are a focal point of concern and contention. Join Smith in a biological, cultural, and philosophical look at the grizzly bear in contemporary Montana.

Greg Smith lives in Bozeman and was a Ranger Naturalist and Backcountry Ranger in Glacier National Park for nearly 20 years. A longtime believer in the power of education, Smith now works with kids and adults as a storyteller, naturalist and historian. In his spare time, Greg enjoys trail running, backpacking, Nordic skiing and traveling the world on his bike.

For more information, please call The North Lake County Public Library at 406-883-8225.


Farm Service Agency accepting nominations 

News from USDA

BOZEMAN — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) is now accepting nominations for county committee members. Elections will occur in certain Local Administrative Areas (LAA) for members. LAAs are elective areas for FSA committees in a single county or multi-county jurisdiction. This may include LAAs that are focused on an urban or suburban area.

County committee members make important decisions about how Federal farm programs are administered locally. All nomination forms for the 2022 election must be postmarked or received in the local FSA office by Aug. 1, 2022.


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