News Briefs

Coach offers free seminar on becoming a collegiate athlete


Join Berry College Head Track and Field Coach Luke Syverson, and Sara Bren Syverson, former Concordia University volleyball and basketball player, for a free seminar on navigating the recruiting process for college athletes.

The seminar will be held Sunday, July 2 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Fergus High School Library. All high school students and parents are welcome to attend.

Topics to be covered include what it takes to compete in college, how recruiting works, how to communicate with coaches, recruiting and admissions timelines and how to use social media responsibly. The seminar also includes information about Berry College, a private four-year liberal arts college with a Christian emphasis in Mount Berry, Georgia.


Fair Concessions meeting to cover food safety, camping


A mandatory meeting of the Central Montana Fair Concessions will be held at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 11, in the Trade Center. Items to be discussed include hours, tables and chairs, ice, oil disposal, change, meal vouchers, admissions, Grandstand, Workmen’s Comp, sanitarian paperwork and licensing requirements, food safety, contracts, payments and insurance, electrical limitations and camping. 

Those planning to have a concession booth at the fair must attend. This meeting is open to the public.


Shake your groove thing today with Groovy Gaffers


The Groovy Gaffers will provide the music for today’s afternoon dance on July 1. The band features Laurie Lohrer on vocals, and Dave Robertson, 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 p.m.

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.


Montana Pulse Crop Committee meets Thursday, July 6


The Montana Pulse Crop Committee will meet at 8 a.m. on Thursday, July 6 in Glasgow, Montana at the Cottonwood Inn (54250 US Hwy. 2). Items to be discussed include financial reports, legal update/review, review/draft administrative rules, survey results and vote on assessment percentage. This meeting is open to the public.

The Montana Department of Agriculture’s mission is to protect producers and consumers, and to enhance and develop agriculture and allied industries. For more information on the Montana Department of Agriculture, visit


Revival of Hope Southern Cospel Concert and cookout starts Sunday


The 10th annual Revival of Hope Southern Gospel Concert and cookout week will be July 2-7 in Hawthorne Park (behind the 4 Aces). The event includes recreation, cook outs, concerts and a challenge from the Bible, with door prizes from local sponsors.

Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. there will be Vacation Bible School for students ages 6-13. Along with afternoon hikes and outings, students will enjoy cave exploring, both in Lewistown and in the Bible. Have fun with lots of games, songs, Bible time, water balloons and lunch.

On Sundays, breakfast is at 9:30 a.m., Bible study is at 10 a.m. and Worship and the Word is at 11 a.m.

On July 4, after the parade, join the Revival for free hotdogs and watermelon at Hawthorne Park.

For more information contact Paster Robert Snyder, Lighhouse Baptist Church, 350-1031.


Vets and families invited to annual picnic in Forest Grove


The annual Veterans P.icnic potluck for vets and families, and their auxiliaries, will be held on Saturday, July 8 from 12-4 p.m. at Bob Smith’s in Forest Grove.

Meat, utensils and condiments will be furnished; bring a salad or dessert. Also bring your own choice of beverage. Any questions, call Bob Smith at 538-8671.



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