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Open Burning began on October 1 and will end on November 3
RONAN — CSKT Division of Fire would like to remind everyone to be cautious when burning especially during windy days. If you have questions or concerns please contact the Division of Fire Office at 676-2550.

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.


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).

Pachyderm Club to learn about invasive species protection on October 10
POLSON — Heidi Sedivy, Flathead Lakers Education and Outreach Coodinator and Invasive Species Specialist, will be the guest speaker at the Friday, October 10 meeting of the Lake County Pachyderm Club. She will be describing the work being done to protect Flathead Lake from invasive species, the challenges, and the results of the current program.

Prior to joining the Flathead Lakers staff, Heidi served as education coordinator for the Sanders County Eurasian watermilfoil task force where she developed and administered the aquatic invasive species outreach program. She is a graduate of the University of Montana and holds a B.S. degree in resource conservation.

Pachyderms meet at the Polson Rural Fire Hall on Regatta Road near the fairgrounds. All those interested in learning about this vital issue are welcome. The meeting begins at 12 noon and adjourns at 1 p.m. The social time begins at 11:30 a.m. pm.

Curt Matt memorial service Sunday
PERMA — A memorial service for Curtiss Matt will be held 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 12 at the Perma tribal/state camp and picnic site just north then west of the Perma Bridge.

A potluck dinner will follow at 1 p.m. at the Dixon Senior Citizen Center.

For more information, contact Jim Morigeau at 210-4877.

Native American film series continues this weekend with 'Smoke Signals'
RONAN — The Flathead Reservation Human Rights Coalition is pleased to announce their FREE ADMISSION Native American Film Series at the Entertainer Cinema. Movies shown are:
   • ‘Smoke Signals’ at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 12 (Discussion with William S YellowRobe,Jr. after film)

An adult should accompany anyone under 13.

All invited to dry meat social on October 13
PABLO — The People’s Center’s annual Dry Meat Social will be Monday October 13 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hunters are invited to bring their game to slice and dry the meat on the outside rack. The public is invited to participate, learn and share. Lunch will be available for participants.

For more information call Marie at 675-0160.

Polson School Board Meeting set for October 13
POLSON — There will be a Polson School Board Meeting on Monday October 13 at the District Office 111 4th Ave. E. at 5:30

Resource Roundtable to be held October 15
POLSON — A Resource Roundtable to be held October 15 at noon in the Lake County Health Department Conference Room.

Topic is Exploring Emotional Intelligence With Clients and Co-Workers

Also: What’s on the horizon with the SKC Center For Prevention and Wellness?

Lunch will be served.

Hawaiian presenters to speak on October 15
PABLO — Hano and Meile Naehu from Hawaii will be giving presentations on the Flathead Reservation to share oral tradition, song and dance. Both Hano and Meile are involved in their community in maintaining their traditions and Hano is involved with traditional fisheries around the islands. Last October 2013, they presented their work in traditional fisheries at the World Wilderness Congress in Salamanca, Spain.

The community is invited to attend this free public event at The People’s Center Wednesday, October 15 at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. Please come and share our hospitality with these good people who have traveled a long distance at their own expense to share the story of their land.

For other details, please call Terry Tanner at 253-3580.

Art contest deadline is October 15
The Dramatic Pen invites artists to enter the “Into the Beautiful” poetry and cover art contest. It is FREE to enter! Contest is open to Montana residents of any age. Deadline is October 15. Visit www.thedramaticpen.com for more information.

Annual Health Fair set for October 22
PABLO — The Tribal Health Department

Community Health Division has scheduled the Annual Complex Health Fair and Immunization Clinic for Wednesday, October 22 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in The Council Chambers.

Arlee High School Reunion set for summer 2015
ARLEE — Arlee High School graduates from 1965 are planning a reunion for the summer of 2015. As preparations begin, organizers would like to hear from other graduates between 1964 and 1969. Dates have not been set but tentatively the weekend of June 27-28, 2015 is being considered.

Graduates who are interested in helping organize, giving input or attending should call Carolyn 406-544-9458 or Valerie 406-883-4160.