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P.E.O.s invited to Reciprocity Brown Bag Picnic Lunch
POLSON — All P.E.O.s are invited to a Reciprocity Brown Bag Picnic Lunch to be held on Thursday, July 23, at Boettcher Park.

The annual event begins at 11:30 a.m. and ends at 1:30 p.m. at the covered table picnic area at the park. Use the Polson Golf Course entrance to get to Boettcher Park. Attendees are urged to bring guests along with their lunches and drinks. Dessert will be provided.

District meeting in St. Ignatius
ST. IGNATIUS — The next district meeting will cover reservation issues, Community Strong, and will be open to community members for discussion. Tribal council representative Patty Stevens will hold the meeting on Wednesday, July 29, at 6:30 p.m., in the downstairs Neil Charlo conference room.

Fundraising sales in Dayton
Dayton – The Dayton community will be holding a yard sale and bake sale on Saturday, August 1, in Dayton.Follow the signs to the sale, open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Dayton Proctor Park Association and the Teacherage. For more information please contact Beverly at 849-6789, or Pam at 849-6025.

Control worms in sheep and goats
WHITEHALL — The National Center for Appropriate Technology will offer a workshop on FAMACHA – a popular method for determining the severity of Barber Pole Worm in sheep and goats – at a lamb operation..

Dave Scott, an NCAT livestock specialist and co-owner of Montana Highland Lamb, will lead the workshop.

FAMACHA is a method for determining the degree of Barber Pole Worm infestation in an animal by inspecting the color of its lower eyelid.

Scott also will discuss using grazing practices to control parasites and reduce dependence on dewormers.

The free workshop begins at 9 a.m. on Aug. 1 at Montana Highland Lamb, located at 680 Highway 55 near Whitehall. For more information contact Scott at daves@ncat.org or 406-533-6642. Registration is available online at www.ncat.org/events.

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.

Show kids heavy construction equipment at Gravelpalooza on August 8
KALISPELL — On August 8, CAPNM will hold the second annual ‘Gravelpalooza’ at the LHC gravel pit at 1179 Stillwater RD from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gravelpalooza allows families to experience heavy machinery in a fun and affordable one day event. Kids of all ages will experience first-hand how to operate real-life heavy construction equipment. Tickets are just $5 and are available for advance purchase through the CAPNM website at www.capnm.net/gravelpalooza or at the event.

This is a wonderful event bringing local businesses, nonprofits and community members together. Sponsors include LHC, Glacier Bank, Park Side Credit Union, Les Schwab Tire Centers, Insured Titles, PayneWest Insurance, Jackola Engineering & Architecture, Thrivent Financial & Pine Ridge Saddle Co.

For more information on about sponsorship opportunities, volunteering, or the Gravelpalooza event contact Margie Williams at 406-758-5432 or mwilliams@capnwmt.org.

Community Action Partnership of Northwest Montana (CAPNM) is a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit providing services and advocacy to alleviate poverty, improve lives and strengthen our communities. CAPNM was founded as Northwest Montana Human Resources in 1976 to serve Flathead, Lake, Lincoln and Sanders Counties and currently provides an array of programs addressing the housing, employment, financial capabilities, energy, and in-home care needs of individuals with limited incomes so they may achieve independence and self-sufficiency. In 2014 CAPNM served more than 16,000 individuals.

Relationship Seminar open to public
PABLO — 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 Friday, August 28 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Spirit of Truth Church located on 57816 Hwy 93 (The old All Red Paints building).

Early Head Start expansion!
PABLO — Head start services are being expanded for 0 to 3 year olds in Arlee, Mission, Ronan, Pablo, and Polson! Now taking applications for children and staff. Apply today! Call (406) 676-4509 for applications and information.

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 julia_arleefarmersmkt@earthlink.net.

Learn how to properly handle and store food
POLSON — The Polson Farmers Market would like to invite you to free food handling and storage classes. Each qualified SNAP recipient who attends an entire class will receive valuable information on food preparation and storage. A $20 certificate will be presented upon completion of the class to be used at the market for Fresh SNAP food tokens. Classes will include children’s activities so bring the kids!

Classes will be held at the Polson Flathead Reservation Extension Office on 701-B 1st Street East. Instructor is Rene Kittie, MSU Extension Agent

Classes are on the following dates:
Wed., August 12 - Jam Making from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Wed., August 19 - How to can 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Wed., August 26 - Dehydrating/Drying 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Class space is limited - Please sign up at the Market with
Melissa Michel or Lou Ann Hopkinson.

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.

The Spirit of Truth Church wants to get to know you
PABLO — Spirit of Truth Church, 57816 Highway 93, would like to get acquainted with you and your family. You are invited to attend our church services on Sunday and Wednesday. Events will be held throughout the year that you and your family will enjoy attending.

The church will offer free bible studies on Wednesday nights and Marriage/Family counseling as requested. Services are offered:
  • Sunday11 a.m. (fellowship after service)
  • Wednesday7-8 p.m. (beginners bible study)
Counseling is available by appointment (free to members).

For more information contact, Jeannine Padilla at:
552-9194, or Dr. Mingo Guerrero at: 837-2637 (home), or (707) 337-2645 (cell).

TABE assessments at Salish Kootenai College
PABLO — Students entering Salish Kootenai College are required to take a TABE Assessment, which measures 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. The department is no longer located in the John Peter Paul Building, they are now across the street from the Big Knife Building, in 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.

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.