News Briefs

Watoto Children’s Choir to grace Lewistown


The Watoto Children’s Choir, a group of 18 orphans from Uganda, will continue its six-month U.S. tour in Lewistown, Tuesday, Oct. 10, featuring a brand new concert, Signs and Wonders. This is the first tour the choir has made stops in Montana. The Lewistown stop is co-hosted by Zion Lutheran, St. James Episcopal, and First Presbyterian churches with the concert being held at First Presbyterian Church, 215 S. 5th St. at 7 p.m.

The concert will feature worship songs that share the stories of the children and the joy that they have because of God’s love. The children will share stories of how their lives have been changed and how they have been called into a life of purpose to transform their communities. All performances are free and open to the public.


If the groove is in your heart, come to the dance hall Saturday


The Groovy Gaffers will provide the music for Saturday’s afternoon dance on Oct. 7. The band features Lauri Lohrer on vocals, and Dave Robertson, Don and Barb Engle on guitars and vocals.

The dance hall is located at the corner of Third Avenue South and Barnes Street. The dance goes from 2-4 p.m. Dancers of all ages are welcome.

There will be a coffee/cookie break at 3 p.m. There is a small admission fee.


Lewistown Municipal Airport Board to discuss industrial park today


The Lewistown Municipal Airport Board will meet at 3 p.m. on today, 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.


Back Country Horsemen reschedule monthly meeting


Due to the inclement weather on Mon. Oct. 2, the regular monthly meeting of the Judith Basin Chapter of Back Country Horsemen of Montana has been postponed to Monday, Oct. 16, at 6:30 p.m., in the lower level of the Sheriff’s Complex. Everyone is welcome. Call Bill Kuhlmann, secretary/newsletter guy, 406-538-4575 for more information. 


Free solar film festival offered Oct. 19


Considering solar to provide more of your electricity and to offset your costs? Join us at Lewistown Public Library Thursday, Oct. 19, for a free solar film festival showcasing solar options. A variety of local ranch, residential, commercial and government solar installations, including Fergus Electric Co-op’s new solar project, will be featured in a new film “Central Montana Goes Solar” and other solar short films. Refreshments will be served at 5:30 p.m.; films begin at 5:45.

After the films, a panel of representatives will answer your questions from featured solar projects, along with installer Orion Thornton from Onsite Energy. At the evening’s end, two winning tickets from CMRC’s fourth annual gun raffle fundraiser will be drawn. Raffle tickets are now available at the Sport Center, at Triangle Guns and will be available at the Oct. 19 film festival. 

Admission is free and all are welcome, so mark your calendar to learn more about solar, a big new trend in Central Montana. The event is sponsored by the Central Montana Resource Council.


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.


Status to historical officer to be discussed


The Lewistown Historical Resources Commission will meet at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5. in the 618 Coffee Shop, 618 Main St. Item to be discussed is the status of the city’s historic preservation officer. 

The meeting is open to the public.


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.


Little Belt Snowmobile Club to clean ditches


Weather permitting, the Little Belt Snowmobile Club will hold a ditch cleaning Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. at the Hobson turnoff. There will be a meeting to follow at Hobson’s Seven-day Weekend Bar at 7 p.m. For further information, contact Karl Thomas, 535-8126.


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.


General membership meeting to be discussed


The Lewistown Arts and Entertainment District Association Board will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 6, in the second-floor conference room of the Brooks Building. Items to be discussed include wording of an announcement for a general membership meeting tentatively scheduled for Dec. 5. The Friday meeting is open to the public








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