News Briefs

Arts group to
discuss priorities and goals

The Lewistown Arts and Entertainment District Association will meet at noon on Friday, July 15, in the Chokecherry Lane Mall, 311 West Main Street. Agenda items include a discussion of priorities and meeting goals. The meeting is open to the public.

State Emergency
Response surveys
to be completed at meeting

The Local Emergency Planning Committee will be meeting at the County Complex on Thursday, July 14 at noon. During this meeting, members will be completing the State Emergency Response Commission information survey. Do not fill this out before the meeting, as there is a need to discuss the survey together. Other items to be discussed include future and department planning, EOP update and the Winifred site.
The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 11 at the City Complex.
This meeting is open to the public.

Save the Barns
group to meet Friday

Save the Barns Committee will meet at 9 a.m. on Friday, July 15, in the Six 18 Coffee Shop, 618 West Main Street. Agenda items include a discussion of raising money for the maintenance fund. The meeting is open to the public.

Rodeo Committee
meeting July 18

The Central Montana Fair Rodeo Committee will meet Monday, July 18 at 6 p.m. at the Trade Center. Items to be discussed include sponsorship packages, special events, helper personnel, flags and banners. This meeting is open to the public.

EQC to review
evaluations at meeting

The Environmental Quality Council of the legislature meets July 20 and 21 to discuss a handful of state agency legislative proposals and the impact of decreased natural resources revenue on agency budgets. The council will also fine-tune its federal roads study report.
In addition, the EQC will review program evaluations for real estate management at the Department of Natural Resource and Conservation and hard rock mining and major facility siting activities at the Department of Environmental Quality. Comments are encouraged from anyone with an interest.
Updates on the fire season and the Orphan Share remedial action and sage grouse habitat conservation programs will also be provided.
The meeting begins at 10 a.m. on July 20 in room 317 of the Capitol.
For more information, including a full agenda, visit the EQC’s website:
Or contact Joe Kolman, council staff, 444-3747 or
This meeting is open to the public.

Tractor show and outdoor market planned in Ryegate

Montana International Harvester Collectors, Chapter 40, will be hosting the Third Annual Tractor Show and Outdoor Market on Saturday, July 16 in Ryegate.
Join the fun and tractor noise from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the field under the rims. The vintage tractor and car parade starts at 2 p.m. There is a small admission fee and children are free.
Call Terry at 568-2201 or Bev at 568-2216 for vendor information.

Sway to the Silver Sage
country band this Saturday

The Silver Sage Country Band is scheduled to play for the July 16 Saturday afternoon dance. The band features Lloyd McKenna on mandolin and guitar, Meryl McKenna on piano, Barbara Engle on bass guitar and Don Engle on lead guitar. All will participate in harmony vocals.
The dance goes from 2 to 4 p.m. with a short coffee/cookie break at 3 p.m. Dancers of all ages are welcome.
The dance hall is located at the corner of Third Ave. South and Barnes Street. There is a small admission fee.

Veterans pot luck
is Saturday in Forest Grove

There will be a pot luck picnic for all veterans Saturday. Enlisted men and women and VFW, American Legion, Sons of the Legion, their families and auxiliaries are invited to Bob Smith’s place at Forest Grove at noon July 16. To get to Forest Grove, turn left at the red, white and blue posts and follow the road for two miles to the site. Salads or desserts appreciated. Bring your choice of beverage.



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