News Briefs

Help plan a dinner and memorial with American Legion Post No. 76 in Hobson


American Legion Post No. 76, Hobson will have a meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 10, at City Hall. Meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Veterans’ Day Dinner and a Memorial for Ken Turner will be among the items discussed. Please join us.


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. 


Come see how the Medicaid rate reduction could affect you


The Central Montana Learning Resource Center Cooperative will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 10 a.m. at the Lincoln School in Lewistown. Items to be discussed include collective gaining, calendar items, concerns, correspondence, public participation or comments, and director reports on compliance monitoring, hearing screenings, child count, Medicaid rate reduction, fiscal analysis and long-range planning. Also to be discussed will be action items Collective Gaining – letter of intent/memorandum of understanding and flow-through requests. This meeting is open to the public.


Try needle felting with Central Montana Fibre Arts Guild


The program for the Oct. 12 Central Montana Fibre Arts meeting will be needle felting. Please bring scissors.

We meet at 7 p.m. every second Thursday, except for July and August, at the Celebration Community Fellowship Church, 361 W. Frontage Rd. on Highway 87. Show and Tell is at 6:30 p.m., business meeting at 7 p.m., and the program at 7:30.

At 5 p.m., for those who wish to join us, we will dine at Little Big Men Pizza.


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.


Harlo Haunt presents “Cave Dwellers,” a Halloween event


The Wheatland County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the Harlo Haunt “Cave Dwellers” Halloween fun event on Oct. 28 and Oct. 31.

“Cave Dwellers” will take place at 305 N. Central Ave. in Harlowton, Montana, at the Old County Shop. “Not too scary” fun goes from 5-6 p.m. (free foam glow sticks to the kids, lights on optional), an intermission from 6-7 p.m., and  “very scary” fun from 7-9 p.m.

The event includes over 2,000 square feet of indoor Haunt, a 15-foot long spinning tunnel, a 2,100 square-foot indoor maze, candy for all, and Boy Scouts will serve hot chocolate for a nominal donation. There is a small charge for ages 5 and up (ages 4 and under are free); all proceeds raised are to be donated locally. You may enter twice, per ticket, on Oct. 28... if you dare.

The entire Haunt, from assembly to teardown is 100 percent volunteer. We hope to see you there.


Note: Tuesday is Pheasants Forever banquet


The Central Montana Chapter of Pheasants Forever is gearing up for its 25th annual banquet. The banquet will be held Tuesday, Oct. 10 at the Fairgrounds Trade Center in Lewistown (not Thursday, as was previously reported).

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.


Regular school board meeting to be held Monday, Oct. 9


The Lewistown Public Schools Board of Trustees will meet for its regular monthly meeting on Monday, Oct. 9. The time of the meeting is 5 p.m., rather than the normal starting time of 6 p.m., so board members and administrators can attend the Booster Club Crab Feed at the Elks Club that evening. The meeting will be held in the Lincoln Board room. 

Agenda items include recognition of FFA advisor Jared Long and FFA members, recognition of the boys’ and girls’ varsity golf teams and coaches, approval of out-of-district student attendance agreement requests, discussion of assessing late charge penalty to Empire Roofing for high school roof project, and first readings of several board policies. The board will also approve additions to the substitute list for the current school year and the personnel report. 


Help improve Lewistown tourism at the next meeting


The next Lewistown Tourism Business Improvement District No. 1 meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 11 a.m. in Snowy Mountain Development Corporation’s conference room (613 N.E. Main St. in Lewistown). Items to be discussed include video production, News-Argus proposal, Voices of Montana Tourism with Dax Schieffer and upcoming travel shows participation.

This meeting is open to the public.


Winifred Trap Shoot rescheduled


The Winifred American Legion’s Trap Shoot scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 8 has been rescheduled to Sunday, Oct. 15. For more information, contact Jackie Rich, (406) 462-5641.


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.


Judith Mountain Players looking for play director


The Judith Mounain Players meets Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 5 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room of the library. On the agenda are selection of a play director and selection of future plays. All are welcome.



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