News Briefs

Turner to host ALA 76 meeting


American Legion Auxiliary 76 will meet at the Hobson Senior Center on Feb. 13 at 1:30 p.m. with Joyce Turner as hostess. Community members are welcome.


Free young child screening on March 3


There will be a free screening for children ages birth through 5 years. It will check healthy development, speech, vision, and hearing.  This screening will help parents support their child’s development.

The screening will be Friday, March 3, at First Christian Church, 103 12th Avenue South. Appointments are required. Please call Central Montana Head Start at 535-7751 to schedule a time for your child’s screening. Registration deadline is Wednesday, March 1.

This is a coordinated Child Find effort sponsored by Central Montana Learning Resource Center Cooperative, Lewistown School District, Central Montana Head Start and STEP. For questions, please call the Central Montana Learning Resource Center Cooperative at 535-9012.


Hilger Rural Fire District to hold annual meeting


Hilger Rural Fire District will have its annual meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Fire Hall. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. There are two board positions up for election. Please come and participate in the election of directors and other fire department business. This year is extra special as we will be celebrating 30 years as a fire district. There will be cake, coffee and punch at the meeting. Come help us celebrate and reminisce.


Learning Resource Center Cooperative board meets Tuesday


The Central Montana Learning Resource Center Cooperative will meet at the Lincoln School in Lewistown on Feb. 14 at 10 a.m. to discuss claim approvals, calendar items, director reports and action items (substitute pay for STAR). This meeting is open to the public.

Lewistown Writers to meet Saturday


The Lewistown Writer’s Group will meet Saturday, Feb. 11, at 1:30 p.m. in the Lewistown Public Library. LWG is a collaboration of Central Montana writers who meet on the second Saturday and fourth Thursday of the month. It is a non-profit resource for writers of all genres and skill levels. Members include published authors as well as those who like to write for enjoyment.

If you like to write, or be in the company of writers, come join us. If you want to share a piece of your work, bring eight copies.


Regular School Board meeting to be held Monday


The School Board will have its regular meeting on Monday, Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Lincoln Board Room, 215 Seventh Avenue South in Lewistown. Items to be discussed include calendar items, the budget, Student Representative report, and parent/public participation.

A hard copy of the complete agenda is available at the LPS Central Office or on the Lewistown Public Schools Website at

This meeting is open to the public.


Discuss Lewistown’s Tourism and Business Improvement District


The next TBID meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 11 a.m. in the Snowy Mountain Development Corporation’s conference room. Items to be discussed include the Montana Island Challenge, Winter Fair reports and public commentary. This meeting is open to the public.


Teens Republicans Club meeting to be held


The Fergus County Republican Central Committee will host a meeting 5:30 p.m., Feb. 14, at the Bank Electric Building, fourth floor conference room, 505 West Main Street, in Lewistown, to establish a teenage Republican club. Young men and women 13-18 years old are encouraged to attend.

The purpose of the Teens Republican Club is to provide young men and women with an opportunity to find recognition by expressing themselves politically; a place to socialize with likeminded patriotic conservatives; and an opportunity to become highly informed about the Republican Party and the Constitution of the United States of America.

For more information, contact us on


Trauma sensitive schools training offered


The Central Montana Learning Resource Center will be offering a training course on Trauma Sensitive Schools for all educators, community service providers and parents on Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Central Montana Education Center, 773 Airport Road in Lewistown. This is a no-registration-fee training with six OPI renewal units available.

Childwise Institute presents Building Trauma Sensitive Schools ACE Study on Adverse Childhood Experiences. Trauma, brain development and its effects on learning will be discussed and “Paper Tigers,” a movie which chronicles the evolution of a school focusing on trauma sensitive approaches, will be shown.

There will be a discussion of school-based trauma strategies.

To register by Friday, Feb. 17, call or email Karmen at CMLRCC, 535-9012, ext 3,, and share your name, position, district, email and phone.


Acoustic music jam session scheduled


The monthly acoustic music jam session has been scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 14 beginning at 7 p.m. The jam session will be held in the reading room at the Eagles Club, 124 West Main Street in Lewistown. The session is open to all skill levels – beginning to advanced. 

Get your guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo or other acoustic instrument out of its case and join in the fun. The music emphasis in on old-time or traditional tunes, country, folk or similar genres. If you have any questions or want further information call 366-9622.


Horse and backcountry fans meet 


The Judith Basin Chapter of Back Country Horsemen of Montana will meet Monday, Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Sheriff’s Complex as their original meeting on Mon., Feb. 6th was cancelled due to inclement weather. Billie Ayers, president, welcomes everyone interested in preserving access to the backcountry for equine pleasure riding and stock use. Inquiries welcome at 538-4575, Bill Kuhlmann, secretary/newsletter.



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