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Author to give presentation on her book

Author Anne Wilson Schaef will give a presentation on her book "There Will be a Thousand Years of Peace and Prosperity, and They Will be Ushered in by the Women" at the Lewis & Clark Library, 120 S. Last Chance Gulch, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 14.


Scout hosting service animal education event

Gracie Gribbons of Helena will host an educational event on service animals as she works toward her Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouts.

The event will include presentations on animals, along with games and crafts. It is scheduled for noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, at the Bill Hamilton Building at the Lewis and Clark Fairgrounds.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a donation of dog food, cat food, blankets, towels or other items for the Lewis and Clark Humane Society.

For more information, call Debbie Gribbons at 406-459-0935.


LWVHA meeting upcoming

The League of Women Voters Helena Area will hold a meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at noon at the Lewis and Clark Library, 120 S. Last Chance Gulch. The agenda will include the Women's March on Jan. 20 and activities for 2018.


Cranium Cafe series continues

Cranium Cafe is a brain health workshop featuring brain health exercises and education. Participants learn how to feed and care for the brain for improved memory, overall health and well-being. Nanette Holmes, life enrichment director at Touchmark, will facilitate. The January presentation will be about aging and brain function. Bring a brown bag lunch. Beverages will be provided. Cranium Cafe is free, however non-perishables for Helena Food Share are suggested. The event begins at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 17. Visit to learn more. Cranium Cafe is held at Covenant United Methodist Church, 2330 E. Broadway. All programs are located in handicapped accessible facilities.


HCG invites community to meeting

The Helena Community Gardens Board will hold their annual meeting on Saturday, Jan. 20. People interested in any aspect of HCG are welcome to attend and learn about joining the board or a steering committee, or managing a garden, which gets you a free plot. Call 438-6049, or email


MCF taking applications for scholarships

Montana Community Foundation (MCF) is accepting applications for academic scholarships for the 2018-19. Last year, MCF awarded more than $450,000 in scholarships to 146 Montana students.

Scholarship awards generally range between $500 and $5,000, some of which are renewable for multiple years. Qualifications vary widely, resulting in scholarship eligibility for a diverse range of students. Both traditional and nontraditional Montana students are encouraged to apply. Students can apply online. Deadline for most applications is March 16, 2018.

To apply or for detailed information on eligibility, deadlines and awards for specific scholarships, visit or contact Scholarship Manager Jenny Lou Stark at 443-8313 or


Sweet Adelines offer scholarship

The Five Valley Chorus of Sweet Adelines International is awarding a music scholarship to any Montana resident pursuing a college degree while being involved in music activities or pursuing a vocal music degree. High school seniors or college students are eligible. The deadline is April 1. Interested individuals should contact their school choir teacher, or Judy C. Lange, scholarship chairman, at 406-273-2491. Applications are available at


Montana DOJ, OPI sponsoring poster contest

The Montana Department of Justice and the Office of Public Instruction are working together to give Montana students the opportunity to participate in state and national poster contests which focus on the theme of “Bring Our Missing Children Home.”

The program is open to Montana fifth-graders to compete in state and national poster contests while giving schools the opportunity to teach students about personal safety. The national poster contest winner, along with his/her parents and teacher, will be awarded a trip to Washington, D.C., to participate in the National Missing Children’s Day ceremony in May.

Posters must be original, handcrafted artwork; 8½ x 14 inches in size, with the words “Bring Our Missing Children Home” appearing on the poster. Posters with digitally produced images, collages, cut-outs, and stamping will not be accepted. Poster artwork will be judged on originality, creativity, use of color and materials, and reflection of contest theme.

A written poster contest student application form must be submitted along with each poster. The application will be judged on the level of understanding of the subject, clarity and grammar appropriate for the fifth grade. The application form is available at

The student winning the state contest will attend an award ceremony with Attorney General Tim Fox in Helena and receive a $100 cash prize. The winning Montana poster will then be submitted to the national contest.

Posters and student application forms must be received by Feb. 9. Send them to: Montana Department of Justice, Missing Persons Clearinghouse, 2225 11th Ave., P.O. Box 201406, Helena, MT 59620. 


Nominations for Salute to Women Awards sought

Big Sky ABWA and Soroptimist International of Helena has announced that they are seeking nominations for the 2018 Salute to Women Awards Luncheon.

Every year the Salute to Women luncheon recognizes and honors women who have demonstrated qualities of leadership and excellence in their professional and community endeavors. Nominations are being sought for Salute to Women Woman of Achievement and the YWCA Woman of the Year.

Nomination forms are available by going to and clicking on Awards, and must be received by no later than Jan. 31. The luncheon is Thursday, March 15, from noon-1 p.m. at the Great Northern Hotel. Proceeds benefit the YWCA and educational scholarships for Helena area women and girls. For more information, call 406-438-2839.


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Jonathan Mull, a senior at Biola University in La Mirada, California, has been named to the dean's list for the fall semester of 2017, with a GPA of 3.86. A sociology major, Jonathan is the son of Tim and Carla Mull of Helena.


Marianna D. Pizzini, of Helena, has been named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Moringside College in Sioux City, Iowa. The dean’s list recognizes students who achieve a 3.67 grade point average or better and complete at least 12 credits of coursework.


UM-Western releases fall dean's list

The University of Montana Western has released the 2017 fall semester dean’s list. Students must be enrolled full-time or for 12 semester credits and carry a minimum 3.33 grade point average. An asterisk after a name indicates a student received high honors and carried a 4.0 grade point average.

East Helena: Justine Christianson, Philesha Dolan, Callie Kanthack*

Helena: Macaul Bartruff*, Brooklyn Bennett, Hunter Boardman, Lindsey Buckley, Taylor Canright, Breanna Canright, Twila Davis, Jordan Dunlap, Kirsten Greil, Mariah James, Jarred Kvamme*, Tate Langel, Miranda LeMieux, Jacob Leo, Lawrence Lesofski, Matthew Lesofski, Rosa Lincoln*, Shayla Mcgregor, Robert Mcnellis*, Kelley Moody, Mary Morrison, Malin Nelson, Andrew Norton, Ashley Norton, Joseph Paulsonmorgan*, Kamaria Sinnott, Alyx Terrio, Madison Trevor*, Jayden Tripp, Therese Vanisko*, Jessica Wigen, Abbie Witham, Shannon Youngblood*

Lincoln: Danielle Cyr, Cailey DenBoer

Townsend: John Bakkum, Sean Eichinger, Alexa Welch 

White Sulphur Springs: Marena Stidham*, Cristian Harris-Chapman

Wolf Creek: Cheyanne Fuit 


MSU-Northern releases fall dean's list

The Montana State University-Northern has released the fall semester dean's list. To be included, students must carry a minimum of 12 credits and earn a grade point average of 3.25 or better.

Boulder: Kyle M. St George

East Helena: Darby D. Covey, Darin A. Williams

Helena: Cheryl L. Bristow, Cacie E. Cain, Benjamin A. Carlson-Thompson, Jerilyn M. Copenhaver, Jessica S. Fish, Walker L. Ryan, Danielle B. Trammelle, Hailey R. Warren, Sarah A. Yancy, Patrick E. Yuhas

Townsend: Jacy D. Thompson

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