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Free life jackets available
POLSON — The Boat Us Foundation and Providence St. Joseph Medical Center’s Emergency Department have partnered with a free life jacket loaner program. Life jackets from infant on up are available to borrow and return at the St. Joseph Emergency Department, seven days a week. Stop in #6, 13th Ave East, and keep your family safe on the water this summer.

Polson Chamber of Commerce to hear about manufacturing on August 2
POLSON — On Wednesday, August 2, members of the Polson Chamber of Commerce will hear from Paddy Fleming, Director of the Montana Manufacturing Extension Center (MMEC). The luncheon will be held at the KwaTaqNuk Resort from noon until 1 pm. Cost of the luncheon will be $11. Reservations for the luncheon are not required. 

The center is part of the College of Engineering at Montana State University. Its expressed goal is to grow Montana’s economy by helping manufacturers succeed. The center has a staff of eight industry professionals located throughout the state assisting Montana manufacturers in the areas of growth, innovation and profit enhancement.

A graduate of Charlo High School, Fleming has more than 27 years of experience leading, managing and improving manufacturing businesses. He has worked for MMEC for the past 17 years and has consulted with hundreds of manufacturers throughout Montana. Fleming holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Montana State University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Olivet Nazarene University. 

For additional information about the Chamber and its activities, call the Chamber office at 883-5969.

Learn dehydrating basics on August 8
POLSON — On Tuesday, August 8, come learn and earn $20 worth of Double SNAP Dollars to spend on locally grown produce, seeds, meat, eggs, bread, and garden plants at the Polson Farmers Market, for those that qualify. Flathead Reservation Extension agent Rene Kittle will teach a dehydrating basics class on Tuesday, August 8 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Extension office located at 701 B 1st St. E. Come touch up on old skills or learn a new skill to become more self sufficient. 

Health screenings set for August 11
POLSON — The University of Montana Improving Health Among Rural Montanans will be conducting health screenings from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, August 11 at Lakeshore Pharmacy inside Super 1 Foods.

IPHARM will offer the following health screenings in bone density, hgA1c (Blood Glucose), and cholesterol (this test requires a 9-12 hour fats for complete results; but please drink PLENTY of water)

The cost is $15 per test. Free blood pressure readings will also be available.

Please call Lakeshore Pharmacy at 883-0342 to schedule an appointment.

Aber Day Reunion concert set for August 12
POLSON — Aber Day Reunion Concert is set for August 12 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Regatta Shoreline Amphitheater on the banks of the Flathead River.

Bands include Mission Mountain Wood Band, Sam Riddle, Andrea Harsell and Luna Roja

This event is family friendly; food and beer and wine vendors will be on site. Free parking. Dry camping available. No animals except service dogs. No coolers or glass containers. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Bus pickup at various to be announced locations.

Partners are Anderson Broadcasting, University of Montana Alumni Association, and Missoula Liquid Assets Corp. (MLAC).

This is a non-profit event with proceeds distributed to area non-profits by Anderson Broadcasting Charitable Foundation. Application forms will be available.

Tickets are available May 1 at the UM Alumni Association at