News Briefs

Fair Board meeting rescheduled

The regular monthly meeting of the Fergus County Fair Board will be held at 5:30 p.m., Feb. 27, not Feb 20 as previously planned, in the lobby of the Trade Center. Items to be discussed include the financial report, claim approval, public participation, cement bathroom project, comfort station status, and the Central Montana Fair contracts.

The public is encouraged to attend.

Have an opinion on

Wilderness Study Areas? Air it today

The Board of Fergus County Commissioners will hold their regular business meeting, today, Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 5:15 p.m. in the Fergus County Courtroom on the third floor of the courthouse.

Items on the agenda include public comment on Congressional action to remove Wilderness Study Area designations from Snowy Mountains and Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument, and Floodplain Permit No. 02-2018-FC – City Pedestrian Bridge over Big Spring Creek.

This meeting is open to the public.

Knights of Columbus hold fish fry

Join us in the St. Leo’s Mandatum Commons Friday, Feb. 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. for the first fish fry of the Lenten Season. The Knights of Columbus will be preparing fried and baked fish, baked potatoes, cole slaw, corn, and rolls. There is a fee for the dinner.

The Knights of Columbus, founded as a Catholic fraternal benefit society, continues to work as an international charitable organization. Locally, Knights support St. Leo’s youth groups, Special Olympics, seminarians, the Community Cupboard, and fund scholarships and pro-life and family causes.

Swing and sway to

Silver Sage this Saturday

The Silver Sage Country Band is scheduled to play for the Feb. 24, 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 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.

St. James’ Episcopal Church

to offer Centering Prayer presentation

On Wednesday, Feb. 28, Bill Epperly will be with us from Chicago by way of the internet to present about Centering Prayer and guide us through a meditation. A soup and bread supper will start the evening at 5:30 p.m. The presentation will be an hour long and will begin at 6:15 pm. Discussion will follow the presentation and the evening will conclude with Compline, a simple worship service to end the day.

Bill Epperly is a research biochemist who left the lab in pursuit of spiritual awakening. He has studied contemplative Christianity and Korean Zen Buddhism, and is a long-time student of Ken Wilber’s integral approach to spirituality. He is a certified presenter of Centering Prayer, teaches Centering Prayer and leads workshops throughout the greater Chicago area. Bill has been graced to spend time on retreat with Fr. Thomas Keating, Fr. Basil Pennington, and Fr. William Meninger, the three Trappist monks who developed the method of Centering Prayer. He is on the board of Chicago Area Spiritual Directors, and works as a spiritual coach. Bill teaches mindfulness meditation at DePaul University.

St. James’ Episcopal Church is located at 502 W. Montana Street. For additional information, call the Rev. Jean Collins at 538-5151 or 396-0920. All are warmly invited to this free event

Lewistown Writers Group

to meet Saturday

The Lewistown Writers’ Group will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24, in the Lewistown Public Library, upstairs meeting room. The lead in for this meeting is: “After my surgery I felt….” Remember to bring copies for the group.

The Lewistown Writers’ Group is a collaboration of Central Montana writers who meets on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month. It is a nonprofit resource for writers of all genres and skill levels. Members include published writers as well as not-yet-published and others who like to write simply for enjoyment.

If you like to write or think you might like to write, or would just like to meet people who do, come and join us. If you have a finished or in progress piece you would like to share, please feel free to bring it with you. For more information, please contact Kathy at 350-1495.

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