News Briefs

Annual Brooks Hall ‘mall’ craft fair


Fall, Halloween and Christmas craft items and gifts will be on offer today, Oct. 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Brooks Community Building. The assortment of goodies includes woodworking, wood burning, embroidered items, china paint, homemade soap, Halloween decorations, lots of other craft items, jewelry and horseshoe decorations. Christina Busy Bees will have a bake sale, and there will be homemade soup will be available for lunch.


Fair Board Entertainment Committee meets Tuesday, Oct. 24


The regular monthly meeting of the Fergus County Fair Entertainment Committee will be held at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 24, in the Trade Center. Items to be discussed include main act confirmation and official dates of announcement, opening sales, holiday ads/promotions, and any other concerns and/or ideas. The public is encouraged to attend.


Grass Range Fire District annual meeting


Grass Range Rural Fire District will hold its annual membership meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Grass Range Fire Hall, 607 Main, in Grass Range, Montana. Come and visit with our current board members, check out our new tender and enjoy a cup of coffee.


Cancer Connections consultations offered Tuesday, Oct. 24


Every other month, Benefis Sletten Cancer Institute hosts Central Montana Cancer Connections at the Lewistown Public Library.

Central Montana Cancer Connections is an event where staff from SCI offer free one-on-one consultations for support services and a lunchtime group education session presented by an expert from Benefis Sletten Cancer Institute. This event is free and open to all cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers.

The Oct. 24 event will feature a presentation by Hannah Cham-A-Koon, oncologic dietician. Hannah will discuss healthy eating throughout survivorship.

All consultations and education at these events are offered free of charge, thanks to the generosity of the Central Montana Tough Enough to Wear Pink Committee. 


Second Annual Haunted Hustle set for Oct. 28


For the second straight year, Young People in Recovery is hosting “Haunted Hustle,” a fun run that raises funds to promote awareness about recovery. The run starts at the Yogo Inn parking lot, goes up and around the frog ponds, to McDonald’s, down Main Street and back to the Yogo Inn. During the run, participants are advised to watch out for “ghoulish” characters along the way. They are also encouraged to wear costumes themselves. There is a prize for best costume. The “hustle” begins at 7 p.m. Entry forms are available at True Value. For more information, call Taylre Sweeney at (406) 366-4233.


Moose Harvest Day dinner this evening


The Women of the Moose will host a Harvest Day dinner this evening, Saturday, Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. at the Moose Lodge in Lewistown. The dinner will honor products grown locally and in Montana. All members, guests, friends and hungry people are invited to help us celebrate an abundant and blessed harvest.


Pray for the nation today


Today, Saturday, Oct. 21 from 12 p.m. (noon), join us on the courthouse steps in “Prayer for Our Nation.” The Rosary Rally will be in unison with around 22,000 groups across the U.S. All denominations welcome.

Forest Grove Cemetery cleanup scheduled for Sunday


The Forest Grove Cemetery Association is having a cemetery cleanup at the Forest Grove Cemetery on Sunday, Oct. 22 at 2 p.m.


Two-step today with Silver Sage


The Silver Sage Country Band is scheduled to play for today’s 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 hall is located at the corner of Third Avenue South and Barnes Street. The dance goes from 2 to 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.


Brewery Flats Watershed meeting Monday


The Big Spring Creek Watershed Council will meet on Monday, Oct. 23, at 3 p.m. in the Lewistown Public Library upstairs meeting room. Important agenda items include the Brewery Flats enhancement plans and a discussion on the Madison Aquifer. Call Clay Dunlap if you would like further information – 366-6887. The public is encouraged to attend.


Library Friends to meet next Wednesday


The quarterly Friends of the Library meeting will be on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 12 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room. This meeting is open to the public.




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