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Arlee district meeting set for February 17
ARLEE — Shelly Fyant and Troy Felsman will hold an Arlee District Meeting on February 17 at the Arlee Community Center from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Dinner will be provided.

Polson Shooter’s Association hosts meeting on January 28
POLSON — The Polson Shooter’s Association (PSA) will hold its annual general membership meeting for all members and would-be members on January 28 at the Polson VFW.

The meeting will start with social time (no host bar) at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m., and the meeting will follow dinner. The cost of the spaghetti dinner will be waived for those joining or renewing membership at the General Membership Meeting.

On the agenda: election of officers; and discussion of future range activities. We will be open to suggestions and comments to improve the facility or operation.

For more information regarding the range, PSA memberships and the general meeting contact Rob St Clair at 883-1110 or Mauri Morin at 249-2250.

Let’s honor Bread Basket Chairperson Sherri McDonald
RONAN — An open house to honor Sherri McDonald as she retires from nearly 30 years of service as chairperson of the Ronan Bread Basket is scheduled for Saturday, February 13 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Parish Hall located at 35933 Round Butte Road.  Join us for a time of remembrances and thanks for her dedicated service to the community.

Pachyderm Club releases February meeting schedule
POLSON — Sheriff Bell will speak at the Friday, February 12 noon meeting of the Pachyderm Club at the Polson Rural Fire Department meeting room. Sheriff Bell will assess his first year in office, the consolidation of all Search & Rescue equipment under one roof and the meth problem in Lake County. The meeting is open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend.

John Fuller, Northwest Montana Field Director for Congressman Ryan Zinke, will speak at the Friday, February 26 noon meeting of the Pachyderm Club at the Polson Rural Fire Department meeting room. Mr. Fuller, will discuss Congressman Zinke’s position on matters of interest to the community. All are cordially invited to attend this meeting to bring their questions for Mr. Fuller to answer. This is your opportunity to give feedback to Congressman Zinke on how you feel about various problems facing Montana and the nation.

Come to culture night
ARLEE — The Salish Institute would like to announce that they will be hosting Seliš u Qlispe es Yamncuti x??lSqlix??nk?ulmn Salish & Pend d’Oreille Culture Night – Gathering for our Indian ways!

This event will take place at the Community Center every Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. during the month of February. A meal and cultural activities will be available and everyone is welcome to attend.

Work out your cardio native-style
POLSON — Come dance with Naomi Billedeaux and friends at the Native Dance Cardio Work Out on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 4:45 at the Montana Co-OP building located at 104 Main Street. All ages are welcome. Bring a water bottle and comfy shoes or Rock Your Mocs. This class is sponsored by a SAMHSA grant. Call 261-3364 for more information.

Adopt a book at North Lake County Public Library
POLSON — During the month of February, North Lake County Public Library is offering its annual Adopt-a-Book program, an opportunity to “adopt” a children’s book and present it to the library’s collection. Community members can purchase a book to honor a special person or event, or to remember a loved one.  Each hardback book is $14. After a book is purchased, a plaque will be inscribed and permanently placed inside. For more information, call the library at 883-8225 or stop by the circulation desk at #2 First Avenue East, Polson. February is “I Love to Read Month.”

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.