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Application for Royalty Competition for Standing Arrow Powwow available for download
ELMO — Applications for Miss and Li'l Miss Kootenai for the 2014 Standing Arrow Powwow are available at their Facebook page. Point your browsers to to download an application.

Rummage sale set for July 18
RONAN — The Lower Mission Valley Chapter of PEO will hold their annual Rummage Sale on July 18, on the west side of Ronan Community Bank, across from the city park. It will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Baked goods, clothing, household goods, accessories, books, games and miscellaneous items will be available for sale. All proceeds from the sale will be used for PEO sponsored scholarships for women.

P.E.O.s invited to Reciprocity Brown Bag Picnic Lunch
POLSON — P.E.O.s will gather for a Reciprocity Brown Bag Picnic Lunch on Tuesday, July 22, at Boettcher Park.

The annual event begins at 11:30 a.m. and ends at 1:30 p.m. at the covered table picnic area at the park. Use the Polson Golf Course entrance to get to Boettcher Park. Attendees are urged to bring guests along with their lunches; drinks and dessert are provided.

For more information, contact Janna Taylor, 849-5281.

St. Ignatius District Meeting set for July 23
ST. IGNATIUS — The next St. Ignatius District Meeting is Wednesday, July 23, in the Neil Charlo Building downstairs conference room at 6:30. Agenda includes continuation on enrollment issue and updates and community requests.

Native Women HOPE Conference
PABLO — The Center for Prevention and Wellness is offering the Native Women HOPE conference on July 23-24, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. This conference is open to ladies ages 20 and older, and will provide some very important information covering: Gender and Ethnic Pride, Anatomy, STD/Is, and HIV/AIDS. Over the two days these ladies will have the opportunity to talk with other women to learn together, about how they can protect themselves from diseases, unintended pregnancy, to be proud of being a woman, among other things. A $100 incentive is received by completing both days!

Participants need to at least be a descendant, but do not have to be enrolled. Paperwork is required before you can attend the group. Registration is due by Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

Use the link,, to register. If you have any questions, call 275-4926.

New old time Chautauqua “Keeping the Faith Tour 2014” on July 29
HOT SPRINGS — The New Old Time Chautauqua organization is a professional “travelling educational vaudeville variety show” presenting unique, two hour performances and workshops on July 29. This all day event will take place at Towanda's Garden, on 215 Spring Street. Community workshops will run 1 to 4 p.m., with a parade at 12 p.m., and a Vaudeville Extravaganza at 7 p.m.

This community sponsored event is free. For over 30 years the New Old Time Chautauqua has delighted the Pacific Northwest with a unique collection of internationally acclaimed and local performers. The show features juggling, magic, music, trapeze, dance, storytellers, and poets for an evening of fun and merriment for the whole family!

Marengo Promotions presents an awesome experience for local boys and girls, ages 8-18
SEATTLE — Attend the August 7 game between the WNBA Seattle Storm vs. the Atlanta Dream and meet and greet head coach Michael Cooper and All American Shoni Schimmel. Cost is $85 per ticket, which includes game ticket, suite for 40 fans, food and drink for three hours and eight minutes of full-court basketball. For more information, call Monty Marengo at 212-1699.

2014 Michael Cooper Basketball Camp announced
PABLO — Former All American Shoni Schimmel, from the Louisville Lady Cardinals, will be the special guest speaker at the 2014 Michael Cooper Basketball Camp, October 4 and 5, at the Salish and Kootenai College Joe McDonald gym.

Schimmel was also draft seventh overall in this year's WNBA draft last April and played her high school basketball at Franklin High School, in Portland, Oregon.

Cooper will also offer a one-day coaches clinic on Friday, October 3, from 5-7 p.m. and is open to all high school and middle school men and women basketball coaches. Cooper was a five time World Champion with the Los Angeles Lakers, from 1979-1990. Cost is $85, which includes dinner that evening at the KwaTaqNuk Resort, in Polson.

For more information about the clinic and Cooper camp, call Monty Morengo at (406) 212-1699.

Native Arts Market begins
POLSON — The first Native Arts Market will be held will be held very Saturday until the end of September (depending on weather.) It will be held at 51573 Highway 93 (between Walmart and Safeway), in Polson.

To participate as a vendor, please contact Mignon Harris 824-0204. There is no cost for vendors.

D'Arcy McNickle Library Summer Reading Event for all ages
PABLO — June 11 to August 6, Story Programs are Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Please come to the library to sign-up, or call 275-4875 for more information. Library summer hours are 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday (except holidays). It is not necessary to attend the Story Program to participate and you may sign-up any time during the summer.

Mission Valley Animal Shelter summer hours
POLSON — For your convenience the shelter will be open till 6 p.m. on Thursdays during the months of June, July and August.

Local Veteran representatives announce schedules
PABLO — Lloyd Jackson and/or Bill Rogers, veteran representatives, will be available each Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the new Pablo Complex, room 220, to answer questions and help fill out forms for health care and benefits for all veterans. Twice each month a veteran representative will be at the Mission Valley Veteran Center in St. Ignatius. For schedules, call: (406) 675-2700 ext. 1313, (406) 675-4137 or (406) 253-0925 to keep up with the benefit changes.

TABE assessments are available at Salish Kootenai College
PABLO — Students entering Salish Kootenai College are required to take a TABE Assessment, which measures your basic skills in Math, Reading, and Language.

TABE tests are given every Monday at 11:30 a.m. and on Wednesdays at 9 a.m., by the Department of Academic Success on the SKC campus. The Department of Academic Success is no longer in the John Peter Paul Building, they are now across the street from the Big Knife Building, Building #58.

SKC encourages locals to take the assessment early to beat the rush of new students entering the new quarter.

For further information, contact the Department of Academic Success at 275-4986 or 275-4868.

Summer hours for North Lake County Public Library
POLSON — Summer hours have begun at North Lake County Public Library, and are as follows:
   10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Monday through Friday
   11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Saturday
   Closed Sundays and holidays.

Evening hours will resume in September. The library is located at #2 First Avenue East, in Polson.

The People's Center seeks instructors
PABLO — The People's Center Education Program is seeking instructors for upcoming classes and activities:
   • Bustle construction
   • Dance outfit construction (men’s and women’s, kids)
   • Family night events: Mini bustles, mini headdress, and other activities families can do together. Drumming and singing with dance steps for little ones

If you are interested in teaching/instructing call Marie at 675-0160 (Monday-Thursday).