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Salish Kootenai Housing Authority to change hours
PABLO — The Salish and Kootenai Housing Authority (SKHA) has extended their time to return to the five-day work schedule.  SKHA will resume to normal hours of operation from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, on September 14.

SKHA will be closed on Fridays but will have on-call personnel for any emergencies that may occur.  For after hour emergencies, please call Tribal Law and Order at 675-4700. 

Any questions should be directed to Rhonda Burke, Administrative Assistant or Carrie Irvine, Admin Manager/Asst. Ex. Dir. at (406) 675-4491

Relationship Seminar open to public
PABLO — The Relationship Seminar is open and free to the public. Bible based teaching on various relationships sponsored by the Spirit of Truth Church.

Dr. Mingo Guerrero is trained in biblical counseling and will talk on various relationships. Relationships will include marriage, youth, and friends.

The seminar is scheduled for Friday, August 28 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Spirit of Truth Church located on 57816 Hwy 93 (The old All Red Paints building).

Polson preschool holds open house
POLSON — Open House for Good Shepherd’s Little Friends Preschool is Friday, August 28 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Come meet teacher/director Heather Holmes, see the preschool and learn more about our program.

We are a Christian preschool with emphasis on socialization and kindergarten readiness.

Classes are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to noon for ages 3-5. Tuition is $220/month, which includes 8 weeks of swim lessons, music lessons by Fiddlesticks School of Music, Spanish lessons and private art instruction. Scholarships are available. Call 370-6397 for more information.

Daughters of the American Revolution Kuilix Chapter to meet
POLSON — The Kuilix chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 1 P.M. on Tues. September 8 at Miracle of America Museum, Hwy 93. The program will be “Celebrating America’s Constitution Week. Come at noon for a social hour. Prospective members welcome.

Questions? Please call regent Bonnie Huber 745-3118.

Vendors sought for flea Market
POLSON — Vendors are invited to take part in a Community Flea Market from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12, at the First United Methodist Church located at 301 16th Ave. E.

Creators of crafts, quilts, jewelry, and other items are invited, along with vendors of slightly used treasures, books, antiques, household bric-a-brac, furniture, tools, sports equipment, etc., to rent an outdoor space at the market for $25.

Registration forms and information are available from Clao, 883-4015, or Fred, 849-5236.

Calling all Lake County Democrats
POLSON — The Lake County Democrat’s “End of the Summer”, picnic is at Boettcher Park in at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept 18. Turkey, Ham, non-alcoholic drinks and plates/utensils will be provided. Bring a dish to share and a chair. Alcoholic beverages are permitted – BYOB.

Music will be provided. Special guest Monica Lindeen, candidate for Montana Secretary of State, will be the featured speaker.

Questions? Contact Craig McClure at 406-599-4087.

Celebrate stamps in Kalispell
KALISPELL — The Bob Marshall is featured and celebrated at the Glacier Stamp Club Show on October 17-18 in the museum at Central School located at 124 2nd Ave. E. Admission is free

Hours are 10 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 17, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 18.

Buyers and dealers will trade, sell and buy stamps through the event.

For more information, call Adam at (406) 868-7287.

Flathead Lake International Cinemafest Call for Entries
POLSON – Films are now being accepted for the Flathead Lake International Cinemafest (FLIC) scheduled for the weekend of January 22 to 24, 2016.

FLIC, now planning its fourth film festival, has grown and exceeded expectations each year in online sales, attendance and the diversity of films screened. FLIC will continue to accept a broad slate of domestic and international films. The 2015 festival collaborated with the Salish Kootenai College in presenting a slate of films by, for, and about Indigenous topics.

Films of all genres can be submitted through the FLIC website at under the “Submit A Film” tab, Withoutabox website at and

All submitted films will be juried by a panel of judges from the Polson area. Films selected to be part of the festival will be showcased during the festival and are eligible to receive “Best Of” awards in several categories.

For more information please email

Farmers Market in Arlee
Arlee — Join us for the all new Farmers Market in Arlee. Enjoy fresh produce, pastries, hot food and locally hand-crafted items. The market is open on Fridays, 4 to 7 p.m., from May 1 through September 25. Located at the Pow Wow Junction Shops, on the corner of Pow Wow Road and Highway 93, in Arlee. Check us out on Facebook .

Contact Julia Longacre at (503) 740-3139, or

Early Head Start expansion!
PABLO — Head start services are being expanded for 0 to 3 year olds in Arlee, Mission, Ronan, Pablo, and Polson! Now taking applications for children and staff. Apply today! Call (406) 676-4509 for applications and information.

Nkwusm accepting students
ARLEE — Nkwusm is now accepting pre-school and k-8th grade student application for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year. Call 726-5050 for more information.

The Spirit of Truth Church wants to get to know you
PABLO — Spirit of Truth Church, 57816 Highway 93, would like to get acquainted with you and your family. You are invited to attend our church services on Sunday and Wednesday. Events will be held throughout the year that you and your family will enjoy attending.

The church will offer free bible studies on Wednesday nights and Marriage/Family counseling as requested. Services are offered:
• Sunday11 a.m. (fellowship after service)
• Wednesday7-8 p.m. (beginners bible study)
Counseling is available by appointment (free to members).

For more information contact, Jeannine Padilla at:
552-9194, or Dr. Mingo Guerrero at: 837-2637 (home), or (707) 337-2645 (cell).

TABE assessments at Salish Kootenai College
PABLO — Students entering Salish Kootenai College are required to take a TABE Assessment, which measures 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. The department is no longer located in the John Peter Paul Building, they are now across the street from the Big Knife Building, in 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.

Arlee Celebration Committee meets
ST. IGNATIUS — The 2015 Arlee Celebration Committee meets every other Wednesday of every month at 7  p.m., at the pow wow grounds. The public is welcome. For more information, go to or contact committee members: Willie Stevens at (406) 270-6958; Gene Sorrell at (406) 261-5523; or Chaney Bell at (406) 212-9835.

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,  in room 220. They will be available 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: 675-2700, ext. 1313, 675-4137, or 253-0925.