DPHHS EMPLOYEES DONATE TO FRIENDSHIP CENTER

Department of Public Health and Human Services Director Sheila Hogan, right, presents Friendship Center Executive Director Mike Batista with a check for over $5,600 on Dec. 22. The donation was a result of the DPHHS annual Friendship Center Fundraiser. Money is raised through bake sales, silent auctions, 50/50 drawings and more. About 25 employees volunteer their time to the event, and this year 46 Montana businesses made donates as well. In addition to the monetary donation, the agency collected hundreds of food and personal care items such as bed sheets, pillows, dishes, food, laundry supplies, bath towels, and toys. The Friendship Center is the only shelter in Lewis and Clark, Jefferson and Broadwater counties that provide a safe haven and a broad range of support services at no charge for anyone who is a victim of domestic violence or sexual abuse.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Pathways Buffet program continues

Helena Community Connections Bridges program, Pathways Buffet, kicks off its new season at noon on Wednesday at Covenant United Methodist Church, 2330 E. Broadway. Pathways Buffet events are educational and informational for those over 50. This event is called "The Wisdom of Our Dreams" presented by Rev. Dana Keener. Using the book, "The Wisdom of Your Dreams," by author Jeremy Taylor, explore the basic assumptions about dreams, the universal quality of the images and energies in all dreams, dream work tools and dream groups. Keener is pastor of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Helena. She's been an ordained pastor for more than 30 years.

First Christian Church is a faith community partner in the Bridges’ HCC program. A catered lunch is included for $5. AARP Montana covers one half the cost of the lunch. Nonperishables for Helena Food Share are suggested. Register for the buffet no later than noon on Monday. Phone 877-926-8300 to register for lunch providing event name, city and event date. For greater detail, visit www.bridgeshcc.org. All facilities are handicapped accessible. 

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Dogsledding, skijoring fun run upcoming

Mushers -- beginning or experienced -- and all skijorers are invited to Montana Mountain Mushers Fun Run on Jan. 6-7 at the Seeley Lake Trailhead (Morrell Creek), just north of Seeley Lake. Park in the mushers parking lot and be ready to run.

Participants will run their dog(s) Saturday and Sunday between 9 a.m.-noon. There will be hands-on training for everyone.

Whether you are a recreational musher, want to start skijoring or would like to race, this event is for you -- and it's free. All skill levels are invited. Registration is required.

Participants are encouraged to bring their sleds, skis and dogs to run each day. 

For information, call 406-881-2909 or 406-677-3141, go online to montanamountainmushers.com or e-mail adanac@adanacsleds.com for a registration form.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

'Pines for Perch' program starts in January

Christmas trees will be collected from city residents for the "Pines for Perch" program beginning Monday and will continue through Jan. 31.

Remove all lights and ornaments and place trees in the alley or on the boulevard for collection -- trees cannot be collected from private property. Do not put trees in you trash container. Be patient -- the trees will be collected. 

Residents can also bring their Christmas trees to the Transfer Station just north of Carroll College. Residents can either use a Transfer Station permit, or pay cash at the scale.

The collected trees will be taken to Canyon Ferry Lake where Fish, Wildlife & Parks will bundle and sink them, providing shelter for the perch.

Collection will take place during January so there is no need to call the city.

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Lewis and Clark County has board openings

Augusta Solid Waste Management District: The board generally oversees the management and operation of the Augusta Solid Waste Management District; three-year terms. Applicants must reside within the boundaries of the Augusta Solid Waste Management District.

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Fair Board: The Fair Board consists of seven members appointed by the Board of County Commissioners serving staggered terms beginning and ending Dec. 31. The Commission generally oversees the overall management and operation of the fairgrounds for Lewis and Clark County.

Forestvale Cemetery Board: Trustees must reside in School District Numbers 1 or 3 and will serve three-year terms. Trustees have the responsibility of maintaining the cemetery; performing all acts necessary or proper; and to establish policies and procedures for management of the cemetery.

Forestvale Historic Preservation Committee: The board reviews and approves all development proposals related to the Forestvale Cemetery and are responsible for assuring compliance will all relevant local, state and federal regulations and requirements pertaining to the cemetery’s designation on the Federal Register or Historical Sites. Members must reside within Forestvale Cemetery District; generally described as School District No. 1; three-year terms.

Lewis and Clark County DUI Task Force: Seeking one business owner representative to serve a two-year term. The DUI Task Force members shall be appointed by the Lewis and Clark County Commission and will include representatives from a cross section of the community, such as, but not limited to, government officials, law enforcement, public health, school personnel, church, civic and community groups, and citizens at large.

Lincoln Solid Waste District Board: The board generally oversees the management and operation of the Lincoln Solid Waste Management District. Seeking two citizens who live in the Lincoln Solid Waste District; three-year terms.

Mosquito District – Craig: A citizen to serve on the Craig Mosquito District Board who resides in the district limits. This board develops and administers a program for abatement and alleviation of mosquito pest conditions within the district and makes recommendations on appropriations and expenditure of funds to be levied on residents in the district; four-year terms.

Mosquito District – Helena Valley: One citizen to serve on the Helena Valley Mosquito District Board who resides in the district limits. This board develops and administers a program for abatement and alleviation of mosquito pest conditions within the district and makes recommendations on appropriations and expenditure of funds to be levied on residents in the district; four-year term.

Applications are available at www.lccountymt.gov/bocc/boards.html or by calling 447-8304 and can be submitted to the Lewis and Clark County Commissioner’s Office, 316 N. Park Ave., Room 345, Helena, MT 59623.

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STUDENT NEWS 

Grace K. Anders, of Helena, and Merrill E. Steketee, of Boulder, have been named to the fall honor roll at Oregon State University in Corvallis. Students must earn a 3.5 or better GPA to be named to the honor roll.

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