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Florio at library

The Mineral County Library in Superior will be hosting Missoula author Gwen Florio for a presentation and book-signing (and refreshments) on Saturday, Aug. 25 at noon on the library lawn.

Senior center meals

Superior Senior Center serves free dinners to residents who are 90 years old and older. Dinner is every Wednesday starting at 4:30 p.m.

St. Regis Senior Center St. Regis Senior Center menu: Aug. 23, Pulled Pork Sandwich; Aug. 2, Chicken Fricassee with Noodles followed by Bingo; and Aug. 30, Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich.

The Alberton Senior Center serves lunches each Tuesday and Thursday at noon.

Farmers markets in Alberton, Superior

The Alberton Farmers Market is held every Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Community Center parking lot.

The Superior Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon on River Street until Sept. 26.

Meeting about

Jocko Valley grizzlies

An informational discussion on grizzlies in the Jocko Valley will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 28 at the Arlee Community Center. This is a location change.

The meeting will be hosted by People and Carnivores conservation group.

Free business

workshop offered

Lake County Commun-ity Development Corpora-tion is offering free workshops on a variety of topics that will help businesses start up, expand, qualify for loans, manage your finances, and market your products and services.

Writing a Business Plan: 9/12 in Alberton, 9/13 in Ronan and 9/14 in Thompson Falls

Marketing on a Small Budget: 9/19 in Ronan, 9/20 in St. Regis and 9/21 in Thompson Falls

Excel I and II: 9/26 in Superior, 9/27 in Ronan and 9/28 in Thompson Falls

WordPress: 10/3 in Ronan

Excel III and IV: 10/10 in Superior, 10/11 in Ronan and 10/12 in Thompson Falls

Cash Flow Projections: 10/24 in Alberton, 10/25 in Ronan and 10/26 in Thompson Falls

QuickBooks I: 11/7 in Ronan, 11/8 in St. Regis and 11/9 in Hot Springs

QuickBooks II: 11/28 in Ronan, 11/29 in St. Regis and 11/30 in Hot Springs

All workshops except WordPress are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.. WordPress is 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Bring a brown bag lunch or plan for lunch on your own. See the corporation website for more details.

These workshops fill up quickly, so register now for the ones that you’re interested in. You can register online or call 406-676-5914.

Locations:

Alberton: Alberton Community Center, 701 Railroad Ave.

Hot Springs: Camas-Hot Springs Senior Center, 101 Main St.

Ronan: Lake County Community Development Corporation, 407 Main St. SW

St. Regis: St. Regis Community Center, 209 Lobo Loop

Superior: Ponderosa Building, Mineral Community Hospital, 1208 6th Ave E.

Thompson Falls: State Building, 2504 Tradewinds Way

Government contracting workshop

The Montana Procurement Technical Assistance Center is offering a free workshop on government contracting Aug. 29, from 9 a.m. to noon at the University of Montana, Room 105 of the Gilkey Center. You can find out more and register at the Montana PTAC website, or call 406-243-4030.

The Governor’s Office of Community Service Seeks Statewide Input on Community Needs: Montanans asked to take assessment regarding critical issues facing the state

The Community Needs Assessment is online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/.OCSCommunityNeeds2018. Montanans are encouraged to take the Community Needs Assessment by Friday, August 31, 2018. The assessment takes approximately ten minutes to complete and requests basic demographic information in addition to asking questions on critical community needs. Individuals of all ages and backgrounds are welcome to take the assessment including those representing nonprofits, faith-based organizations, local, state, or federal government, tribal members, or those identifying as themselves.

“National Service members and community volunteers play a very important role in providing critical services to our underserved populations in addition to forming valuable partnerships throughout Montana,” said Dan Ritter, Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Community Service. “The results will help distinguish how we can continue our current efforts and what we can do better to improve the quality of life for all Montanans.”

Since 1994, more than 10,000 AmeriCorps members have served 8.5 million hours in Montana. In 2015, approximately 264,800 Montanans volunteered a total of 29.54 million hours of service to the state.

Along with OCS, the Montana Commission on Community Service is currently drafting the 2019-2021 State Service Plan which serves as the framework for service and volunteerism in the state. This plan is based in State Statute and is a requirement of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). Input from the Community Needs Assessment will be included in the State Service Plan as a way to determine key goals and develop rural, tribal, and underserved targets.

Hot Day in August On Friday Aug 10, the thermometer on the north side of our house recorded 109°. I have never seen a temperature this high, here or anywhere that I have been. Tim Spangler Superior

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