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ing, as well as updates from member agencies and organizations. In the afternoon, council members will hear reports from the work of each of its newly established standing committees and discuss two new emerging invasive species issues—feral hogs and feral horses. The MISC is a statewide partnership working to protect Montana’s economy, natural resources and public health through a coordinated approach to combat invasive species. All MISC meetings are open to the public. For more information, contact Stephanie Hester, MISC Coordinator at 406-444-0547.

Groovy Gaffers to return today for encore performance

The Groovy Gaffers will provide the music for today’s afternoon dance. The band features Laurie 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.

School Board meets Monday evening

The Lewistown Public School Board of Trustees meetings Monday, Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. in the Lincoln Board Room, 215 7th Ave. South. Items on the agenda include: presentation on reading innovations at Lewis and Clark Elementary, reports, election information, budget update, investments, superintendent’s report, approval of out-of-district placement requests, first semester claim for individual contract bus reimbursement, first semester elementary and high school claim for bus reimbursement, approval of resolution calling for election, eliminate board policy on community relations, first reading on board policy for ESSA qualification notification and ratification or denial of collective bargaining agreement. The meeitng is open to the public.

Word lovers: Cheer for the spellers Tuesday night

The Fergus County Spelling Bee will be held Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 at 7 p.m. at the Fergus High Performing Arts Center.

Bring cookies and tabbies for next ALA No. 76 meeting

American Legion Auxiliary No. 76 will meet Monday, Feb. 12 at 1:30 p.m. at the Hobson Senior Center with Joyce Turner as hostess. Members are reminded to bring cookies for Valentines project and tabbies for Ronald McDonald House.

Registration opens for Summer Driver Education

Students from the Central Montana area interested in enrolling in Summer Driver Education for June 2018, along with a parent or legal guardian, are asked to attend registration on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. at the Fergus High School Cafeteria. There will be a short informational program followed by registration. Students must be at least 14 and a half years old when the session begins, so those born on or before Dec. 1, 2003 are eligible to enroll. The June session is scheduled from June 1–29, with classes held Monday through Friday and driving scheduled Monday through Friday, and possibly Saturday. There is a registration fee for all participants. For questions, contact the Central Montana Education Center by calling 535-9022.

Hilger Rural Fire District holds annual meeting

The Hilger Rural Fire District will hold its annual meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m. at the Fire Hall. All are welcome, and encouraged to attend. There are two board positions up for election. The District hopes member will come and participate in the election of directors and other fire department business.

Montana Invasive Species Council meets Feb. 20

The Montana Invasive Species Council will hold its next meeting on Feb. 20, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the State Capitol Building, Room 152 in Helena. The morning portion of the meeting will focus on administrative business, including a review and approval of the Council’s budget. Project updates will also be provided in the morn-There will be 29 Fergus County Students participating in the event. The public is invited to attend the evening’s contest and stay for refreshments at the conclusion of the Bee. Sponsors for the County Spelling Bee are Central Montana Jaycees, HCR, and the Fergus County Superintendent of Schools Office.

Help improve Lewistown tourism at the next meeting

The next TBID meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 11 a.m. in Snowy Mountain Development Corporation’s conference room (613 N.E. Main St. in Lewistown). Items to be discussed include Discover Lewistown ad, shipping costs – brochures to trade shows, KFBB advertising proposal, and the Marketing Manager’s report, financial report and public commentary. This meeting is open to the public.

4-H Valentine cakes for sale now

Call the Fergus County Extension Office, 535-3919, to order a cake. They will be delivered in Lewistown on Valentine’s day. Great gift for your sweetheart, co-workers or employees. Cakes are homemade and decorated by local 4-H members, all proceeds go to the 4-H Leaders Education Fund.

Lewistown Writer’s Group to meet today

The Lewistown Writers’ Group will meet today at 1:30 p.m. in the Lewistown Public Library. The lead-in sentence for this meeting is: “The crabby frail old man sat rocking.” Remember to bring about eight copies for the group to use. The Lewistown Writers’ Group is a collaboration of Central Montana writers who meets on the second Saturday of each month. It is a nonprofit resource for writers of all genres and skill levels. Members include published writers as well as notyet-published and others who like to write simply for enjoyment. If you like to write or think you might like to write, or would just like to meet people who do, come and join us. If you have a piece, finished or in progress, that you would like to share, please feel free to bring it with you. For more information, please contact Kathy at or call 350-1495.



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