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Free shoot day by Polson Shooters Association
POLSON — The Polson Shooters Association will be holding a free shoot day at their range at 38386 Kerr Dam Road, Polson, on Saturday, September 20, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The public is invited to come out and check out our range, sight in your rifle for hunting season, and /or shoot your pistols. We will be serving hot dogs and hamburgers so come out to the range and have some shooting fun and meet some our staff.

For more information, call Rob StClair at 883-1110, or 270-8886.

SKHA offers “Hands on” home maintenance class PABLO — Ever wonder if you could fix it yourself? Join us and learn how! Class will be held in the SKHA boardroom on September 26, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. This class is free of charge and is open to anyone interested in learning to:
   • fix a leaking faucet
   • fix a Screen window
   • change filters in a furnace
   • repair a hole in the wall
   • unclog a toilet
   • how to properly use a fire extinguisher
   • insurance
   • costs of maintaining the home Call 675-4491, ext. 1517 to R.S.V.P.

Free Compassionate Communication workshops available PABLO — Free training in non-violent communication for families, couples, teachers, work situations and law enforcement will be available. Trainers are Patrick Marsolek and Aimee Ryan.

Trainings will be September 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Mission Valley UMC, top of Post Creek Hill; and October 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at SKC, Camas Room. A light lunch will provided.

Pre-register at 745-4259. Community participation of all ages is welcomed! Workshops sponsored by Flathead Reservation Human Rights Coalition, Inc. with a grant from the Oleta “Pete” Smith Foundation.

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.

SKHA offers free Consumer Scam and Fraud presentation POLSON — Salish Kootenai Housing Authority is hosting a free "Consumer Scam and Fraud" presentation at KwaTaqNuk Resort and Casino on Thursday, October 23, starting at 4:30 p.m.

In these uncertain economic times, protecting your financial future is more important than ever. Learn how to protect yourself from scams and fraud. We’ll be covering topics such as: outsmarting investment fraud, consumer protection, ponzi and pyramid scams, internet scams, identify theft, fake insurance, health care fraud, loan fraud, telemarketing fraud, and how to investigate your broker. Learn techniques to avoid them and what to do you if you suspect fraud or scams. Dinner will be provided.

Call ahead to make reservations at: (406) 675-4491, ext. 1517.

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.

Noon meals return to Indian Senior Centers The Indian Senior Centers are open again for their regular noon meals for seniors in Polson and Ronan on specific days listed below. The Centers had been closed for a few weeks due to a lack of a new cook.

· The Ronan Senior Center has its noon meals on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

· The Polson Senior Center has its noon meals on Wednesdays and Fridays.

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.

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).