News Briefs

A and E still needs matching
funds for Main Street parklet

The Lewistown Arts and Entertainment District Association Board will meet at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 3 in the second floor conference room of the Brooks Market building on Main Street. Items to be discussed include the A and E’s need to raise another $500 for its matching grant for a parklet on Main Street. The Montana Department of Commerce recently awarded the A and E a $5,000 grant for the parklet, contingent on $2,000 in matching funds from the A and E. Thus far, A and E raised $1,500 of that amount, but is short by $500. Parklets are a mobile extension of the sidewalk into the street. They will have tables and chairs where people can relax, eat lunch or sip coffee and enjoy good weather. The meeting is open to the public.

Bowhunters Association to host
free Backcountry First Aid Seminar

The seminar will be held March 11 at 3 p.m. in the Trade Center at the Fair Grounds. This seminar will provide participants with the answers to emergency medical questions that can arise in bowhunting camp. Whether your partner ran a broad-head through their leg while climbing out of a tree stand in the Belts, or you develop crushing chest pain while scouting in the breaks, Dr. LePage will give quick and dirty solutions to “Emergency Medicine in the Wilderness.”
Dr. Amy LePage is an emergency medicine physician. LePage graduated from medical school at the University of Washington and then completed her specialty training in Emergency Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She is an avid bowhunter who lives in Lewistown with her husband and their two children.

Bowhunters Association to host
banquet, indoor and Foul Weather Shoot

Indoor-shoot (300 Point progressive FITA) is Saturday, March 11 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., in the Eagles’ basement. There is a per-person fee.
The LBA banquet is also Saturday, March 11 at the Trade Center, Central Montana Fairgrounds. Doors open at 5 p.m., prime rib dinner starts at 6:30 p.m., and there will be raffle prizes.
Tickets are discounted if purchased in advance. Tickets for children, 11 and under, are also discounted if purchased in advance. Children will be served homemade hamburgers. Tickets can be purchased at Don’s or The Sport Center or by calling 406-366-3232.
The Foul Weather Shoot is Sunday, March 12 at the Hanging Tree Range, at 8.a.m. There is a per-person fee. Scores are due by 3 p.m.

Historic Commission sets meeting date

The Lewistown Historic Resources Commission will hold its monthly meeting on March 2 at Six 18 Coffee, 618 West Main Street. The meeting begins at 7 a.m.
Agenda items include the status of the reprint of the “Tour of Historic Lewistown” booklet, interpretive signs at Symmes Park, the National Register nomination for the Draft Horse Barn and other ongoing preservation projects. The public is invited to attend the meeting.
Further information about Lewistown’s historic preservation program can be obtained by calling the Historic Preservation Office at 535-1775 or by contacting

Learning Resource Center
Cooperative board meets Tuesday

The Central Montana Learning Resource Center Cooperative Board meets Tuesday, March 7 at 9:45 a.m. at the Lincoln Building. Items on the agenda include; Director’s report, physical therapty contract, multidistrict agreement for technology and flow through requests. The meeting is open to the public.

St. Paul Lutheran church celebrates Lent

St. Paul Lutheran church will observe the Lent season with six Wednesday evening services beginning today, Ash Wednesday, at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join in this time of prayerful reflection of the passion of Christ. For more information, contact the church at 535-8563.

Learn to be part of
the FPC Disaster Action Team

On Saturday, March 4, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., downstairs in the Fergus County Sheriff’s Office complex, local representatives from the Red Cross will be available to provide information to anyone aged 18 or over interested in becoming part of the Fergus-Petroleum County Disaster Action Team.
Bring your questions and learn about the many, many different opportunities for service to assist others in their time of need.



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