News Briefs

Central Montana Health Districtwill host public meeting


The Central Montana Health District Board will host a public meeting on Thursday, June 8 at 10 a.m. in the CMHD Conference Room, Centennial Plaza, at 300 First Ave. N., in Suite 201 in Lewistown. The meeting is open to the public and public comments are welcome. Topics on the agenda are FY 2017-2018 budgets, septic filing program update, septic litigation, Code 4 training, PHEP policies and protocols, public health system improvement grant and reports from each department. For further information, please contact the Central Montana Health District office in Lewistown at 535-7466.


CMMC Wellness Program presents Explaining Strokes


On Tuesday, June 6 from noon-1 p.m., the Central Montana Medical Center Wellness Program will present an educational session on strokes in the CMMC MEC Room with Dr. Dennis W. Dietrich. This educational session will include a Stroke Doctor demonstration that enables CMMC’s ER doctors to consult with neurologists via digital video to evaluate patients who’ve had acute strokes, helping them to diagnosis and recommend treatments.

Free blood pressure readings will also be offered, and the public is encouraged to attend.

For more information, call 538-4110.


Council on Aging to host trip to Billing musical


On Sunday, June 18, the Fergus County Council on Aging will host a trip to Joel Paley’s  “Ruthless! The Musical” at Billings Studio Theatre. The trip also includes a stop at Applebee’s (those attending must pay for their own lunch). Those interested in attending must contact the Council on Aging at 535-7486 by Wednesday, June 7.


Public invited to comment on Creekside Marketplace proposal Monday


The Lewistown City Commission is slated to make a decision on the future of city-owned property proposed for a park, amphitheater and marketplace development. The property is on Main Street across from the Yogo Inn, and is the former Westfeeds location. 

In addition to a possible decision on the proposed new development, the Commission, sitting as the Committee of the Whole, will hear a presentation on the history of the Gambel-Robinson warehouse building. That building, most recently used as part of a feed milling operation, recently has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 

The Commission will discuss options for the land and building, including removal of the building, at its meeting on Monday, June 5. The Committee of the Whole meeting begins at 6 p.m., followed by the Commission meeting at 7 p.m., at the Central Montana Community Center, 307 W. Watson. 

The meetings are open to the public.


Fibre Arts Guild to have potluck picnic 


The Central Montana Fibre Arts Guild will meet at 6 p.m. on June 8 at the Frank Day Park for a potluck picnic. Please bring ideas for programs for next year.


Judith Gap School Board to meet June 6


The Judith Gap School Board will meet on Tuesday, June 6 at 7 p.m. in the superintendent’s office. This meeting will cover a vast amount of new business topics, including Board member expenses, suicide awareness and prevention, education of homeless children, sex equity and nondiscrimination, “No Child Left Behind” parental notice, prohibition on aiding sexual abuse, various leaves and the hiring process and criteria. This meeting is open to the public.


Judith Mountain Players script-reading group to meet June 6


The Judith Mountain Players script reading group will meet Tuesday, June 6 at 5:30 p.m. in the Lewistown Public Library upstairs meeting room. The group will read and discuss the first act of award winning playwright Lillian Hellman’s “The Children’s Hour,” a serious adult play about gossip and rumors and the damage they can do.

Script readings help JMP decide which plays to present in upcoming seasons. The public is invited to attend. No acting experience is required.


Central Montana Learning Resource Center Co-op to meet June 8


The Central Montana Learning Resource Cooperative will meet on Thursday, June 8 at 10 a.m. in the Lincoln School building in Lewistown. Items to be discussed include personnel records, school psychologist contract, various other medical contracts, investment resolution and various reports. This meeting is open to the public.


Come groove with the Gaffers today


The Groovy Gaffers will provide the music for today’s afternoon dance. The band features Dave Robertson, and Don and Barb Engle on guitars and vocals. The dance goes from 2 to 4 p.m., with a short coffee cookie break at 3 pm.

If you enjoy dancing to good country music, come and join in the fun. Dancers of all ages are welcome. The club building is located at the corner of Third Avenue South and Barnes Street. There is a small admission fee.



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