News Briefs

C’mon 4x4 Club announces 2018 meeting schedule


The C’mon 4x4 Club will meet at the Eagles Hall on the following dates in 2018: Jan. 31, March 14, June 20, Sept. 19 and Dec. 19. For monthly run info, call Dan at (406) 403-4771, Ian at 350-0639 or Becky at 366-1879 or visit us on Facebook. 


Winter rec fun day at Crystal Lake


Any and all winter recreationalists are invited to Crystal Lake Sunday, Jan. 28, for the annual Snowies Fun Day. A 12 p.m. ceremony dedicating the new warming hut to Don Thomas will be followed by a chili-and-hamburger lunch. 

The meal, courtesy of the Little Belt Snowmobile Club, is free, but organizers recommend bringing your own water or beverage. The Club also asks everyone pack it in, pack it out.


Comments needed on using motor vehicles to manage wild horses and burros


The Bureau of Land Management will conduct a public hearing to discuss the use of motorized vehicles and aircraft in the monitoring and management of wild horses and burros within Montana and the Dakotas. The hearing is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 2, from 10-11 a.m., at the BLM Montana/Dakotas State Office, 5001 Southgate Drive, in Billings, Montana.

The purpose of the hearing is to receive information and public comments on the use of motorized vehicles and aircraft to inventory, monitor, gather, remove and transport excess animals. Before motorized vehicles can be used, a public hearing is required in order to comply with Section 404 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act. The BLM proposes to use motorized vehicles to obtain population estimates, collect monitoring information, transport animals and to gather excess wild horses.

For more information, contact Jerrie Bertola at (406) 896-5223.


County commissioners meet Thursday


The Fergus County Commissioners meet Thursday, Jan. 25 at 2 p.m. in the commissioners’ office on the second floor of the courthouse. Items on the agena include claims, personnel announcements and approval of the Jan. 17 minutes. The meeting is open to the public.


Moose to hold family dinner pet fundraiser


Saturday, Jan. 27 at 6 p.m. will find all Moose members and their guests attending the Family Dinner at the Moose Lodge. Bring all your family and friends and something for a pet. A box will be waiting for your donations. All who donate for a pet will be included in a drawing. 

Children under 12 will eat for half price at the dinner. Pet donations will be given to either PAL or Heart of Montana. Good fun – good friends – good food and good will.


Two-step and swing to the music of Wind and Strings


Come and dance to the country band, Wind and Strings, at the Jan. 27, Saturday afternoon dance. The band features Carole Songer on vocals, Tony Hencil on dobro and Woodie Westburg on guitar 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.


Square dance season begins Feb. 1


Winter/spring square dancing starts on Thursday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m., at the Seniors Dance Hall, corner of Third and Barnes. New dancers are welcome to join us.


Benefit auction for Mike Murphy


On Jan. 26, from 4-9 p.m. at the Moose Lodge, there will be a chili feed by donation and a silent auction that ends at 7 p.m. All proceeds benefit Lewistown resident Mike Murphy, who lost his home and all of its contents in a fire. He was left with only two dogs and his vehicle, losing all of his hunting and fishing gear. Mike works at Allied Steel. Anyone with items to donate for the silent auction can contact Jack by calling 535-3155 in the afternoon. The event is open to all. 


A and E District board to discuss Klean Kart, Cultural Plan


The Lewistown Arts and Entertainment District Association will hold its next Board of Directors meeting on Friday, Jan. 26, at 10:30 a.m. in the Brooks Building Conference Room. Members and guests of the association are invited to attend. Agenda items include a discussion about the Klean Kart program and the proposed Cultural Plan. Also to be discussed will be the by-laws, the mission statement and the organization of the standing committees.

The seven-member Board of Directors include Patty Thompson, president; Lyndia Sue Smitman, vice-president; Lorelei Miksch, treasurer, Duane Ferdinand, secretary; Esther Distad; Toni Gies; and Tammy Pyrah.

This meeting is open to the public.



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