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Prayers and hymns class set for Wednesdays
ST. IGNATIUS — Charlie Quequesah will be starting up a prayers and hymns class on Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The class will be held at the Culture Committee office at the Longhouse. All interested people can contact Charlie on his cell 406-273-8682 or call (406) 675-2700, ext. 5400.

Get your taxes prepared at SKC for free
PABLO — SKC offer free tax preparation to people who earn $54,000 or less a year in the SKC D’Arcy McNickle Library from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on February 2, 9, 16, and 23. No appointments necessary. 

SKC Volunteers are students enrolled in SKC’s Tax class and received fifteen weeks of training to become certified to prepare advanced tax returns.

Arlee District Meeting set for February 12
ARLEE — Arlee Representatives Troy Felsman and Shelly Fyant will host a district meeting on February 12 starting at 6 p.m. at the Arlee Community Center. Dinner is provided.

New S&K Technologies CEO Chad Cottet will discuss the company.

Government Contracting Technical Assistance training set for Feb.14
PABLO — Robert Much from NADC PTAC will be available on February 14 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for government contracting assistance and government website registrations.

If you are interested in doing business with the government and want assistance with obtaining your SAM registration, obtaining Duns number and registering with SBA’s small business website, Robert will meet with you at Sovereign Leasing & Financing on the 14th of February.

You may contact Maggie Sheridan at the Indian Preference Office 675-2700, ext. 1045 to sign up for counseling. You may also contact Robert Much at (406) 442-8543 or rmuch@nadc-nabn.org to set up an appointment.

Talent competition registration deadline extended
POLSON — The Mission Valley Has Talent competition registration deadline has been extended to Monday, February 12. Registration forms are available on Mission Valley Has Talent (MVHT) Facebook page or by calling Tillie 249-0837 or Jason 883-2447.

Musicians, comedians, spoken word artists, dancers, gymnasts, anyone between the ages 5 to 95, can register. Prizes for MVHT competition are first place $500, second place $300, and third place $200. Local sponsors are underwriting the cost of prizes for the winners.

The competition is scheduled for 7 p.m., Friday, March 9, at the Polson High School Aauditorium. Two auditions will be held from which 12 competitors will be selected for the final event. 

This event is a fundraiser for the Helping Hands Fund, a non-profit ministry of the Mission Valley Ministerial Association, formerly the Polson Ministerial Association. Since 2004 Helping Hands Fund has provided emergency assistance to county residents, as well as to those traveling through who find themselves in need.

For more information go to Mission Valley Has Talent Facebook page and LIKE to get updated info, or call Tillie 249-0837 or Jason 883-2447.

Lake County Democrats meeting set for February 21
POLSON — The Lake County Democrats will hold their regular monthly meeting at the North Lake County Library on February 21 at 6:30 PM for a social time followed by a program at 7 p.m. Our guest speaker will be Grete Gansauer with the Montana Wilderness Association based in Whitefish. Please join us to learn more about the stakes of public land transfer, current policy ideas that are threatening our public lands today, and what you can do about it. All are welcome.

Ronan Middle School Theatre performs on May 9
RONAN — Get ready for a fun mystery put on by the Ronan Middle School Theatre students at the Ronan Performing Center on May 9 at 7 p.m.  There are laughs a-plenty and personalities galore in this light-hearted romp of a mystery that has a little bit of everything! This play has it all – from creepy spiders, suspense and comedic chaos comes a sense of familial love, forgiveness, and what just might be the first happy ending. Tickets are available at the box office for $5.