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CSKT Constitutional Reform informational meeting set for July 27
ARLEE — CSKT Constitutional Reform informational meeting at the Arlee Community Center on July 27 at 7 p.m. in the big conference room.

Early Head Start Salish Language Nest accepting applications
Applications are being accepted now
• Ages 0-3 Immersion Classroom
• Location: St. Ignatius behind the Long House
• Start Date: September 2016
• Parent Requirements: Language Learning Classes monthly

Call Head Start Office for more information 745-4509 - Myrna, Melanie, or Ondi.

Tribal Identification Card fee to increase
PABLO — Due to increased supply costs, beginning August 8, Tribal Identification Cards will increase in cost from $2 to $5 per issuance. Please have correct change when purchasing you I.D. Charging your I.D Card is not allowed.

Salish and Kootenai Housing Authority changes hours
PABLO — The Salish and Kootenai Housing Authority changed their hours of operation. SKHA hours of operation will be from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. SKHA will be closed on Fridays but they will have on-call personnel for any emergencies that may occur.  For after hour emergencies, please call Tribal Law and Order at 675-4700. 

SKHA will resume their normal hours of operation from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday on September 12. 

P.E.O. Brown Bag Picnic Lunch set for July 21
POLSON — P.E.O. Mission Mountain Reciprocity Group invites all P.E.O. members to its annual Brown Bag Lunch. The picnic will be held Thursday, July 21, at 11:30 a.m. at Boettcher Park. Use the “Old Nine” Polson Golf Course entrance to get to the covered picnic table area at the park.

This event welcomes all P.E.O. members who may be visiting the area, as well as members from local Chapters AI, BS, BY and CA. Attendees are encouraged to bring guests along with their lunches and drinks. Dessert will be provided.

P.E.O. is an international philanthropic education organization whose main mission is promoting educational opportunities for women.

Rummage sale set for July 22
RONAN — The Lower Mission Valley Chapter of PEO will hold their annual Rummage Sale on July 22 on the west side of Ronan Glacier Bank, across from the city park 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.

Quilts on display during Mission Mountain Quilts Guild show
RONAN — Come see the Mission Mountain Quilt Guild’s 2016 quilt show held Thursday July 28 through Saturday July 30 at the K. William Harvey Elementary School gym.

The theme of this year’s show is “Black and White and color(s) of your choice.” Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Featured quilters this year are Cathy Jensen, Donna Corum, Robyn Schock and Colleen Fenimore. Admission to the show is free. More than 100 quilts will be displayed.

To support the guild’s donations of quilts to fire victims and benefits, MMQG members stitched a raffle quilt and will sell tickets on a basket stuffed with fat quarters as well as handmade items for sale in the Country Store.

Notice of final budget hearing
RONAN — The Board of Trustees of School District No. 30, Lake County, Ronan will meet on August 8 at 7 p.m. at the Ronan High School Library to consider and adopt the final budgets of the Ronan Elementary and Ronan High School Districts for the 2016-2017 school year. The meeting of the trustees may be continued from day to day until the final adoption of the district’s budget. District taxpayers may attend and be heard for or against any part of the school budget. For further information, please contact the Superintendent and/or attend the meeting.

Homebuyer Education class
PABLO — The Flathead Finance Program and the Salish and Kootenai Housing Authority (SKHA) invite you to join the Homebuyer Education class! Class will be held in the SKHA boardroom on August 4, 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Breakfast, lunch and all necessary materials will be provided.

This class is free of charge and is open to everyone interested in homeownership, re nancing, remodeling or building your dream home.

This is a certified class, and to receive a certificate you must be in attendance all day! Please R.S.V.P. by calling 675-4491, ext. 1517, or e-mail

Calling all outstanding tribal health advocates
Do you know a tribal health advocate who has gone “Above and Beyond” the call of service? Nominate him or her for an NIHB Outstanding Service Award

Visit before the August 15, 2016 deadline to nominate your local, regional or national tribal health advocate.

Awardees will be recognized during the 2016 National Tribal Health Conference National Awards Gala, Wednesday, September 21.

Watercolor painting raffle tickets available
ARLEE — Killdeer Artisans’ Guild’s summer fundraiser is a raffle.  Jim Boot, well-known for his skillful and imaginative woodworking, is becoming increasingly known for his watercolors.  See these watercolors at Hangin’ Art Gallery in Arlee, and buy chances to own his donated painting, “Patchy Valley Fog With Chance of Bull.”  Framed Dimensions are 21 x 19”, and retail value is $450.

You have until October 1.  Winner need not be present for the drawing, and will be notified by phone. The winner will pick the work up at the gallery, or pay to ship.

Chances may be purchased for $2 per chance or 15 chances for $20 and are available at the Gallery.  Montana residents may purchase chances online. Non-residents may call the gallery at (406) 746-5005 for information.

‘I Love the ’90s Tour’ to Bring Coolio, Salt N Pepa to UM
MISSOULA – Hip-hop hit-makers from the 1990s, including Salt N Pepa, Kid ’n Play, Coolio, Rob Base and Young MC, will “bust a move” at the University of Montana Adams Center at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15.

Tickets for the show will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, June 24, at and at the Adams Center Box Office and all GrizTix locations. Tickets also may be purchased by calling 406-243-4051 during regular business hours. They cost $46.50 or $75.50, plus applicable service fees.

The wildly popular “I Love the ’90s Tour” – which originally had 29 dates – recently added two dozen additional stops, including Missoula, to meet mounting fan demand and early sold-out shows. Audiences can expect to hear the artists’ chart-topping hits during a fun-filled lineup.

Entertainment Weekly called the performance an “arena-sized dance party” that “promises to be all that and a bag of chips.”          

For more information call Alexis Schreder, Adams Center marketing assistant, at 406-243-4889 or email

TABE assessments at Salish Kootenai College
PABLO — The Department of Academic Success offers TABE Assessments every Monday at 11:30 a.m., and Wednesdays at 9 a.m. We are located in the Alec Quequesah Building, #58 across from the Bigknife Building.

SKC encourages locals to take the assessment early to beat the rush of new students entering the new quarter. Students entering Salish Kootenai College are required to take a TABE Assessment, which measures basic skills in Math, Reading, and Language.

For further information, contact the Department of Academic Success at 275-4792 or 275-4986.