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A&E board to plan Oct. 23 membership party The Lewistown Arts and Entertainment District board will meet at noon on Friday, Oct. 21, in the Chokecherry Lane Mall, 311 West Main Street. Among items to be discussed are plans for a membership party to be held Sunday, Oct. 23, in the Chokecherry Lane Mall. Food and music will be provided (contact the Lewistown A and E Board at 535-5106 for information.) Purpose of the meeting is to attract new members. Anyone wishing to join the A and E district board is encouraged to attend. The board meeting and the party are open to the public. Blind Leading the Blind support group to meet Oct. 20 The “Blind Leading the Blind” – a support group for those with macular degeneration – will meet Thursday, Oct. 20, at 2 p.m. at the Council on Aging. All are welcome. County commissioners cancel today’s meeting The meeting of the Fergus County Board of Commissioners scheduled for (today) Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 5:15 p.m. has been cancelled. The next scheduled meeting will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. in the commissioners’ offic on the second floor of the courthouse. All meetings of the county commissioners are open to the public. Grass Range Rural Fire District to hold annual meeting The Grass Range Rural Fire District will hold its annual membership meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. at the Grass Range EMS Building, 607 Main Street in Grass Range. This meeting is open to the public. Fiber arts group open to all crafters The Hooks, Needles and Wheels group holds a ladies’ craft night on the first and third Thursday of every month. The next meeting is Thursday, Oct. 20 at 6 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene on Casino Creek Drive. Bring whatever project you are working on, come to learn a skill or just come to visit and hang out with the girls. This is a great opportunity for mother/daughter time. For more information, contact Karen South at 538-2964. Lewistown Historic Commission to hold special meeting on Oct. 20 The Lewistown Historic Commission has scheduled a special meeting for Thursday, Oct. 20 at 7 a.m. at Six 18 Coffee, 618 West Main Street. The purpose of the meeting is to review the architectural and structural report for the Fruit and Grocery Warehouse building and to discuss proceeding with the National Register nomination for the Draft Horse Barn and the warehouse building. The public is invited to the meeting. For further information, call the Lewistown Historic Preservation office at 535-1775. Where’s the beef? It’s at the annual prime rib dinner that will be served at the Grass Range United Methodist Church on Sunday, Nov. 6, from noon to 2 p.m. Also served with this entree will be baked potato, tossed salad, French bread, relish trays, fiery-hot horseradish and your choice of homemade desserts. Come on out and enjoy this tasty meal with your friends and neighbors. Profits from this meal will be used to support our Church School program. There will be a door prize of a handcrafted item. For information, please call 428-2446. Sway and swing to Wind and Strings Come and dance to the country band Wind and Strings at the Saturday, Oct. 22 afternoon dance. The band features Tom Wilson on harmonica, Carole Songer on vocals, Tony Hencil on dobro, Barbara Burley on piano 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 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. Zeta Chapter schedules Monday meeting Zeta Chapter, an international organziation for women educators, meets Monday, Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m. at La Vonne Borgreen’s home, 120 Sunset Street in Lewistown. Join the group for wine, crackers and mysteries. Call 538-4301 for confirmation or email to squiggy@lewistown.net. Barns group to meet Friday at Six18 Coffee Shop The Save the Barns Committee will meet at 9 a.m., on Friday, Oct. 21, in the Six18 Coffee Shop, 618 West Main Street. Items to be discussed include plans for next year’s fair. The meeting is open to the public.

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