News Briefs

Council on Aging upcoming events


The Council on Aging is offering three “field trip” events for those looking to get out of town and have a bit of fun doing so.

• Aug. 29 – Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center in Great Falls (sack lunch provided)

• Sept. 11 – Hay Bale Trail-Oxen Yoke (lunch on your own)

• Oct. 3 – Slippery Ann Elk Refuge (sack lunch provided)

There are small fees per event. For more information and to register, please call the Fergus County Council on Aging, 535-7486.


Free lab test at Roundup Memorial health fair


Roundup Memorial Healthcare will sponsor a Health Fair on Aug. 19 at Roundup City Park. Free laboratory screening tests will be offered at the Health Fair from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. A significant feature of this year’s laboratory screening test menu is providing Glycohemoglobin (Hemoglobin A1c) free of charge.

Screening tests provided at the Health Fair will be: Total cholesterol, glucose and glycohemoglobin. The glycohemoglobin test does not require an individual to fast prior to specimen collection.

For the total cholesterol test and glucose test, although an 8-hour fast may be ideal, useful information may still be obtained from blood collections performed in the “non-fasting” state.

Other tests will be available for a nominal fee: Folate + Vitamin B12, Vitamin D and Hepatitis C.

There will also be a free Customer Appreciation Picnic from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All that attend the health fair will have a chance to win a variety of prizes, including a Fitbit, child’s mountain bike, adult mountain bike, family pass to The Reef, family pass to Centennial Ice Arena, family pass to Sunset Bowling and many more. One must be present at time of drawing to win.

Please contact Katie Shero at Roundup Memorial Healthcare, (406) 323-4930, for more information or check our Facebook page at


Grass Range Ambulance Ball raises money for emergency medical services


Head out to Grass Range on Saturday, Aug. 19 for the annual Ambulance Ball fundraiser auction at the Fire Hall. A free barbeque starts at 6 p.m., live and silent auctions start at 7 p.m. and Ron Miller will provide music after the auctions end. Raffle tickets are being sold for a handcrafted saddle made by Songer Saddlery and a 3500 watt generator. Don’t miss your chance to support your local fire department and ambulance service. 


Hot-step to two-step with the Silver Sage Country Band today


The Silver Sage Country Band is scheduled to play for today’s Saturday afternoon dance. The band features Lloyd McKenna on mandolin and guitar, Meryl McKenna on piano, Barbara Engle on bass guitar and Don Engle on lead guitar. All will participate in harmony vocals.

The dance hall is located at the corner of Third Avenue South and Barnes Street. The dance goes from 2-4 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.


The National Wild Turkey Federation to host Hunting Heritage banquet Aug. 17


The Central Montana Gobblers present the National Wild Turkey Federation Hunting Heritage banquet with live auction and raffle on Thursday, Aug. 17, at Elks Lodge No. 456. Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner is at 6:30 p.m. For tickets/information, call Mike at (406) 600-6894. Purchase tickets online at



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