News Briefs

Lewistown Municipal Airport

Board to discuss industrial park


The Lewistown Municipal Airport Board will meet at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4 in the Airport Terminal Meeting Room. Items to be discussed include claims, non-aeronautical lease, Kiwanis update, Lythall/Simmons hangar, master agreement with MMI, Airport Industrial Park, Land Use Planning Committee and public comments.

This meeting is open to the public. The next Board meeting is scheduled for Nov. 1 at 3 p.m.


Acquire effective

knowledge via Board Leadership training


On Oct. 4 at the Council on Aging Community Center (307 W. Watson, Lewistown), Paul Lachapelle, MSU Community Development, will hold two sessions of Board Leadership training – first at 2 p.m. and the second at 5:30 p.m. This free training is specifically geared to public boards, districts, commissions and committees in Montana, and will cover understanding Montana statutes, effective meeting techniques, conflict management and leadership using the SOAR (strengths, opportunities, aspirations, results) technique.

The purpose of this training program is to assist board members in acquiring the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities through interactive training sessions.

While this course is primarily for public boards in Montana, those who serve on private boards will also find the information useful.


Back Country Horsemen to meet Oct. 2


Judith Basin Back Country Horsemen of Montana will have their regular monthly meeting on Monday, Oct. 2 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be in the lower level of the Sheriff’s Complex and all those interested in preserving access to the back country for equestrian pleasure riding are invited to attend.

On April 6-8, 2018, the Judith Basin Chapter will host the annual State Convention of the Back Country Horsemen of Montana. The Judith Basin Chapter will focus on preparation and production of the State Convention in the coming months. A highlight of the convention will be dinner and entertainment on the award-winning Charlie Russell Chew Choo dining train for 250 convention delegates and their guests.

Inactive members and those interested in helping with this event are encouraged to join and be a part of this undertaking. Over 150 delegates and state officials are anticipated to attend. For questions or more information, Sharon Gottardi, 538-2688, Billie Ayers, 535-8822 and Karen Kuhlmann, 538-4575, are co-chairing plans for the State Convention.


St. Leo’s holds 

annual Harvest dinner Oct. 8


On Sunday, Oct. 8 from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., St. Leo’s will have its annual Harvest dinner. There is a small per diner fee, and take-out is available. Tickets are available at the door. For more information, call the parish office at 538-9306.


Brooks Community to have potluck dinner


Brooks Community will have a potluck dinner on Saturday, Oct. 7 at Brooks Hall. Dinner will start at 6:30 p.m., followed by a pie auction. There will be a silent auction as well, from 6:30-9 p.m. All proceeds will go to repairs and updating the Hall.

Call Lynne Contway for information, 366-9970, or check the Brooks Hall Facebook page.


First Christian Church 

to host Red Cross Blood Drive


The First Christian Chuch of Lewistown, located at 103 12th Ave. South, will host a Red Cross Lewistown Community Blood Drive on Monday, Oct. 2, from 12-6 p.m.

To schedule your appointment or for more information, please call the American Red Cross at 403-0956 or visit and enter sponsor code: lewistown.


Creekside Marketplace, 

Rural Fire District on City agenda Monday


The Lewistown City Commission meets Monday, Oct. 2 at the Central Montana Community Center 307 W. Watson Street. The Committee of the Whole meets at 6 p.m. for a discussion on the Lewistown Rural Fire District agreement. At 7 p.m. the Commission meets. Items on the agenda include discussion and possible action on a design contract with Mosaic Architecture for further design development of Creekside Marketplace and Pavilion, discussion and possible action of signing an engineering agreement for the Riverdale Sewer project and discussion on changes to the City Code pertaining to parking restrictions for recreational vehicles, trailers and campers. The meeting is open to the public.


Mark Buckentin Memorial 

Turkey Shoot to be held in Denton


The Mark Buckentin Memorial Ham, Turkey Shoot and Pitch Play will be held at the Denton Rod and Gun Club in Denton on Oct. 7, with practice starting at 11 a.m. and the shoot beginning at noon.

ATA-legal trap loads only. Shells are available at the club. Lunch will also be available. Shooting may continue into the night, as the club has lights. Club is on the west end of Denton, north of the highway. Questions, please call Rod Boling, (406) 567-2608 or Orville McCracken, (406) 462-5678 or (406) 350-5678.



United Methodist women 

celebrate new year with luncheon


Plans were made for the fall luncheon – a potluck event – to be held Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 12 p.m. (noon). Former Methodist pastor, Jean Erickson, will be the speaker.

Invitations are sent to surrounding churches, Moore, Hobson, Denton, Grass Range and Winnett.


Set your sights on 

Pheasants Forever banquet


The Central Montana Chapter of Pheasants Forever is gearing up for its 25th annual banquet on Thursday, Oct. 10 at the Fairgrounds Trade Center in Lewistown.

The banquet will include a prime rib dinner, live and silent auctions, raffles and more. Money raised goes to support local habitat projects.

Tickets are available at Don’s Store, the Sport Center or by calling Craig Roberts at 538-3987.



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