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Plan ahead for prescriptions and pharmacies
July is coming up soon. With two big powwows happening on the reservation and the Fourth of July, it will be necessary to plan ahead if you need prescriptions filled or need to see a doctor. All Tribal Health Department clinics, pharmacies and offices will be closed Friday July 3, Monday July 6, and Monday July 20.

For any questions, please call any of our clinics: Arlee 726-3224, Mission 745-3525, Ronan 676-0137, Polson 883-5541, Hot Springs 741-3266, or Elmo 849-5798.

Free relationship seminar offered
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 this Friday, July 3, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Spirit of Truth Church is located at 57816 Highway 93 (the old All Red Paints building), in Pablo.

Arlee 4th of July parade starts at noon
ARLEE — “God Bless America” is the parade theme for the 60th Annual Arlee Fourth of July Parade. Registration will be at Arlee High School entryway, with parade line up beginning in the parking lot. The parade begins at high noon, traveling south on Fyant street, turning West onto Bouch, and turning north and returning to the high school via Morigeau Street.

The parade will not be traveling on Highway 93 due to highway department restrictions.

Parade categories consist of: Patriotic, Clubs and Organizations, Western, Indian, Vehicle, Business, novelty and humorous.

Trophies will be awarded at the Arlee Jocko Valley Museum following the parade. The museum will be open on the 4th and throughout the summer, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., every other Saturday.

For additional parade and museum information contact Alvaretta Morin at 726-3167.

Free oil changes for all military personnel
To thank them for their military service, Tire-Rama will offer free oil changes to all active duty and retired military personnel at all 45 Tire-Rama locations in Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, and Washington on July 8, from 5 to 7 p.m.

ALS golf scramble set
RONAN — The 13th annual Ken Sagmiller/Pat Williams ALS memorial and scholarship scramble will be held on July 11 at the Mission Mountain Golf Course. This annual tournament is named for two local golfers who passed away of the terrible disease of ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease.

ALS is a deadly disease for which there is no known cure. Proceeds of this tournament go to support victims of ALS and provide scholarships to the youth of Lake County. Call the golf course at 676-4653, for further information.

5th Annual Bigfork Battle in the Bay Jamboree
BIGFORK — This is the fifth year for the Battle In the Bay jamboree in Bigfork. Special events, including a free throw contest, 3 point contest, and 6, 8, and 9 foot dunk contests, will be held on Anderson Masonary Center court.

Teams can register online before Monday, June 30, at:, or drop off their completed registration forms at the Bigfork Dairy Queen on June 30, from 7 to 8 p.m. Forms can also be mailed to: P.O. Box 91, Ronan, MT, 59864. You can find out more information about the event on Facebook at:

McDonald reunion
EVARO — All friends and relations of Angus MacDonald (McDonald), are invited to a Fort Connah gathering at 2 p.m. on July 11. Joe McDonald said research revealed there are an estimated 1,700 Angus descendants around the country. Those who attend the gathering are asked to bring a food dish and drink to the historical site. It may also be a good idea to bring your own shade.

Youth golf camp at Silver Fox
PABLO — Silver Fox golf course and Salish Kootenai College are offering their annual youth golf camp during the week of July 13 through 16. Youth golfers between the ages of 7 and 10 will use the course from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Golfers between the ages of 11 and 14 will take the course in the afternoon, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. On July 13, 15 and 17, kids under the age of 6 can golf at 5:30 p.m., when accompanied by an adult. For details, please call 675-7888.

Lucy Vanderburg retirement party
PABLO – Everyone is invited to celebrate with Lucy Vanderburg on her retirement from the work force! The party is on Tuesday, July 14, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the People's Center in Pablo.

Dinner outside in the arbor will start at 5 p.m., followed by “Let’s Roast Lucy” beginning at 6 p.m.
During this time, you can step up to the mic and share a story about Lucy: her work, her life, your knowledge of her, something funny, maybe something only you two know about!

At 7:30 p.m. an honor song, gift presentation, and a thank you to Lucy for all her contributions. The evening will end with remarks from Lucy. Please R.SV.P. For more information, contact Marie Torosian at: 675-0160, ext 2101 or 2104.

Merchants and sellers invited to responsible alcohol sales and service class
POLSON — Responsible Alcohol Sales and Service class is being held July 16 at Polson Library 2 1st AVE. E from 9 .m. to 12 p.m. The cost is $15 cash only. After a 25 questionnaire examination is completed and passed, the individual will be certified for 3 years in the state of Montana to serve alcohol beverages at any establishment of employment that markets alcohol. For more information contact Carol at 406-883-7310, ext. 3356.

PEO rummage sale
RONAN — The Lower Mission Valley Chapter of PEO will hold their annual rummage sale on July 17, on the west side of Ronan Community Bank, across from the city park. It will be open 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.

Meet and greet with Shoni Shimmel and Michael Cooper set
SEATTLE, WA — Deadline to purchase a game ticket for the WNBA Atlanta Dream at Seattle Storm in the Key Arena is July 5. The $85 ticket includes food and drink during the game, and a “Meet and Greet” with head coach, Michael Cooper, and guard, Shoni Shimmel, for pictures and autographs. The event is on July 18.

This package is hosted by the Michael Cooper Basketball Camp. For more information, contact Monty Marengo at (406) 212-1699 or, or 34857 Rocky Point Road, Polson, MT 59860.

For the Seattle event, 25 powwow dancers are needed for a performance. Room and board is included. Contact Monty for more information.

Sweet Pea Festival 2015
Bozeman — If you either enjoy the excitement of a contest, the smell of sweet pea flowers in the air, or mingling with other avid gardeners please join us at the 38th Annual Sweet Pea Flower Show. This year’s Flower Show has something for everyone, including a photo category as well as, new this year, a Sweet Pea quilt category.

If you are a competitor please bring your blooms, and/or photo, to the flower show exhibition tent on Friday, August 7, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Entry for all categories is free! Judging will take place between 2 and 5 p.m. with winners announced at 5:30 pm. The flowers will be on display all weekend. Be sure to stop by the tent before 6 p.m. on Saturday to cast your vote for People’s Choice.

Calling all Polson (and surrounding towns) producers and residents
POLSON – The HUB needs your help to develop a year-round Saturday Farmers/Flea Market at their building, at 401 Main Street. The weekly event is on Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and will be offered year-round. It includes multiple markets of fresh food, prepared foods, art, body products, plants, and everyone's surplus items to buy, sell, trade, or give away. The goal for this market is to create activity downtown Polson and keep money circulating within our economy. If you can produce or create something, or if you have surplus items, then you can sell it and earn money! If you make art or music, please come and share your talents with your community. The cooperative concept supports all local producers, individual needs, and community projects.

We're currently sitting at 30 available booths. $10 per space, which is 10 feet by 10 feet, or $20 for 20 feet by 10 feet, inside or outside. *All proceeds for the market will go to support the Montana Co-op Polson HUB and Kids Co-op Activity Center.

We're also looking for Montana Co-op members that have some time to spend with local youth in guiding them into producing new healthy products and services. Please contact Jason if you have any time or ideas for new Kids Co-op products or services. The current Kids Co-op products that have been created and need mentors time include making gift baskets filled with local food products, bundling kindling using recycled wood, plants, and a variety of body and cleaning products. We plan to have several Kids Co-op tables at this new market with local youth displaying and exhibiting their talent and interests.

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.

It's the season for the 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. It's the perfect stop to pickup items for your weekend on the lake. 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.

If you have any questions or need further information feel free to contact Julia Longacre at (503) 740-3139, or