News Briefsz

“Fly Fishing in Alaska” to be shown at the Yogo


The Snowy Mountain Chapter of Trout Unlimited is pleased to host a presentation by E. Donnall Thomas, Jr. “Fly Fishing in Alaska” on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. at the Yogo Inn. Don is a local TU member and an avid angler, hunter, world traveler, writer and photographer. Please join us for what is sure to be an interesting and entertaining evening.

Those who wish to share a light dinner (on your own) will meet in the Yogo Inn bar at 5 p.m. At about 6:45 p.m., we will move to our meeting room where coffee and dessert will be provided. Call Marita Valencia, 535-6756, or Mike Chapman, 538-2517, with any questions.


Fire training at Hilger Fire Hall Monday, Nov. 14


A “Fire Jeopardy” training session will held 6-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14 at Hilger Fire Hall. The training exercise provides firefighters an opportunity to use their Incident Response Pocket Guide/IRPC handbook to access firefighting directives including engaging the fire, size-up, weather, equipment, decision-making and leadership.

All Hilger volunteer firefighters are encouraged to attend this lively and competitive session. For details, contact Laurie Lohrer at (253) 310-7135 or Dick Hassler at 538-8648.


ALA hosts chili dog night


The American Legion Auxiliary Member Night is for the dog...the chili dog, that is. Join us at American Legion Post 16 on Holidays Stroll Friday, Nov. 25 at 5:30 p.m. Come in and warm up or just enjoy a nice chili dog on your evening in Lewistown. This event is open to all.


CMLRCC to meet Tuesday, Nov. 15


The Central Montana Learning Resource Center Cooperative will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 10 a.m. at the Lincoln School building in Lewistown.

Items to be discussed include claims, the management board items, director’s reports and action items. This meeting is open to the public. The next meeting is scheduled for Dec. 13 at 10 a.m.


Fergus County Fair Board to consider fair theme


The regular monthly meeting of the Fergus County Fair Board will be held at 5:30 p.m., Nov. 15, in the lobby of the Trade Center. Items to be discussed include committee and fairgrounds reports, and the Central Montana Fair (fair theme, thank you dinner, fair booth deposit, et al.). The meeting is open to the public.

The next meeting is scheduled for Dec. 20 at 5:30 p.m.

Methodist Women holding holiday bazaar


Come to the United Methodist Church at 512 West Broadway in Lewistown and stroll through the UM Women’s Cookie/Candy Lane. Visit to purchase goods on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and live la vida dulce. 


Hobson blood drive scheduled on Nov. 22


This November, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give the perfect gift – a blood donation – to help ensure a sufficient blood supply throughout the holiday season. Help out in Hobson on Tuesday, Nov. 22 from 1-6:15 p.m. at the Hobson High School, 400 Central Avenue.

To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call (800) RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Donors are encouraged to make appointments and complete the RapidPass online health history questionnaire at to save time when donating.


Veterans’ Day programs rescheduled in Hobson and Moore


Due to the participation of the Tri-City Titans in the State C Volleyball Tournament in Bozeman on Nov. 10-12, Hobson and Moore Schools will not be in session on Friday, Nov. 11.

Veterans’ Day programs planned at both schools featuring Lt. Col. Rusty Vaira, commander of the 219th Red Horse Squadron, will be rescheduled for Monday, Nov. 14.

Moore School’s program is at 8:15 Monday morning with all veterans invited to breakfast starting at 7:30.

Hobson’s program is at 10:30 with all veterans invited to stay for lunch after the program.


Lady Elks present their “Santa’s Workshop” event


Please join the Lady Elks in giving back to the community through their “Santa’s Workshop” event on Wednesday, Dec. 7. The party starts at 5:30 p.m. with “no host” cocktails with dinner at the Elks Club to follow at 6:30 p.m. There will be valet parking, a raffle and door prizes, dinner, dessert and fun.

Tickets are available at Wier Furniture in Lewistown. Please bring non-perishable items for the Food Bank for an extra chance for a door prize.


Gain insights into growing Lewistown’s Main Street


The Lewistown Downtown Association invites everyone interested in gaining insights and learning strategies to grow Lewistown’s Main Street, to attend “Small Town Strategies in a Global Market,” Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 1-3 p.m. at the Eagles Grand Hall. The workshop is free.

“Small Town Strategies in a Global Market” presenters Greg Clark and Jim Chalmers will share vital information to take us from “here-and-now” to “where we want to go.”

The seminar will encourage open discussion covering: “Perception is Reality” (summary of recent online survey), “Primary Growth Sectors,” “Secondary Growth Sectors,” “Main Street Transition,” “Answering the Demand” and “Growth Strategies, Partnership Impact and Liaison Groups”.

Circle your calendar and bring another Lewistown advocate with you on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 1-3 p.m. at The Eagles Grand Hall. Refreshments will be served. For more information and handouts, please contact Chris Cooler at 538-2200.


Improvement District looks at investment plan


Lewistown Improvement District will meet Monday, Nov. 14, at 8 a.m. in the SMDC conference room, 613 Northeast Main, Lewistown. Agenda items include: Minutes, financial status, public comments, investment plan, applications, commission name change, staff reports and other items. This meeting is open to the public.

Please note - the group won’t be meeting on Nov. 28 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.


Lewistown Public Schools hold board meeting Monday


The Lewistown Public Schools will hold a regular school board meeting on Monday, Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. in the Lincoln Board Room at 215 Seventh Avenue South in Lewistown. Items on the agenda include policies readings, reports and public participation. The agenda can be accessed here: This meeting is open to the public.


Join the Moose for annual Thanksgiving dinner


The annual Moose Thanksgiving Dinner will be held on Friday, Nov. 18 at 6 p.m., with good food and good friends. Come applaud the recipients of awards that will be presented. Bring your family and friends. A donation will be made to the community.


Wind and Strings to perform at today’s dance


Come and dance to the country band, Wind and Strings, at the Nov. 12 Saturday afternoon dance. The band features Tom Wilson on harmonica, Carole Songer on vocals, Barbara Burley on piano, Tony Hencil on dobro and Woodie Westburg on guitar and vocals.

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



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