News Briefs

A and E to discuss annual membership meeting

 

The Lewistown Arts and Entertainment District Association Board will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 13, in the second-floor conference room of the Brooks Block. Among items to be discussed will be the A and E’s annual membership meeting. The board meeting is open to the public. Anyone interested in supporting the arts and entertainment in Lewistown is invited to attend.

 

Design Review Board to have special meeting

 

The Design Review Board will have a special meeting on Oct. 17 at 11 a.m. in the Lewistown City Office located at 305 W. Watson St., Suite 3. The purpose of the meeting is to review a sign/awning application for 620 NE Main St. This meeting is open to the public.

 

Try needle felting with Central Montana Fibre Arts Guild

 

The program for the Oct. 12 Central Montana Fibre Arts meeting will be needle felting. Please bring scissors.

We meet at 7 p.m. every second Thursday, except for July and August, at the Celebration Community Fellowship Church, 361 W. Frontage Rd. on Highway 87. Show and Tell is at 6:30 p.m., business meeting at 7 p.m., and the program at 7:30.

At 5 p.m., for those who wish to join us, we will dine at Little Big Men Pizza.

 

Candidates’ forum set for Oct. 18

 

Free pizza and soft drinks will be provided at a “Meet the Candidates” forum Wednesday, Oct. 18, in the Council on Aging meeting room, 307 W. Watson.

Sponsored by the non-partisan Citizens Committee for Responsible Government, the forum will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

A Citizens Committee spokesman said four candidates will be featured in the forum, R. E. “Dick” Krillenberger, who seeks a seat on the Lewistown City Commission from Ward 1; Joseph Paul Kern, who campaigns for a commission position in Ward 2; Alexandra Dunnington, who wants to represent Ward 3, and Jonathan Moor, running for the single at-large position.

All four will have five minutes each for their presentations and then the meeting opens to audience questions, the spokesman said.

The spokesman emphasized that city commissioners are non-partisan and should not be endorsed by any political party.

Organizers say, “Issues expected to be raised at the meeting include Lewistown’s position as having the highest general fund mill levy and highest total mill levy in the state; the over-regulation of new businesses seeking to locate in Lewistown and the current city commission’s refusal to consider any course for the Gamble-Robinson warehouse other than a no-bid effort to demolish it. Other issues include the failure of the city commission to take a leading role in revitalization of downtown Lewistown and the fact that while Lewistown’s population decreased the past 15 years; its city budget doubled.”

 

Step and sway to Wind and Strings on Saturday

 

Come and dance to the country band, Wind and Strings, at the Oct. 14 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.

 

The Lewistown Writers’ Group will meet Saturday

 

The Lewistown Writers’ Group will meet Saturday, Oct. 14, at 1:30 p.m., at the Lewistown Public Library, 701 W. Main St. in Lewistown.

LWG is a collaboration of Central Montana writers who meet on the second Saturday and fourth Thursday of the month. It is a non-profit resource for writers of all genres and skill levels. Members include published authors as well as those who like to write for enjoyment.

If you like to write, or be in the company of writers, come join us. If you want to share a piece of your work, bring eight copies.

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