Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Laknar at Rotary today

Larry Laknar will serve as guest speaker at the noon lunch meeting of Dillon Rotary today, Wednesday, Sept. 16, in the Guild Hall of St. James Episcopal Church, 203 E. Glendale St. in Dillon. He will speak about Beaverhead County’s solid waste system. Anyone interested in learning more about Rotary is invited to attend. For more information, email Mike Blando at mikeblando0717@ or Tina Giem at

Tots reading programs Thurs.

The Books & Babies program for kids aged newborn and up, along with their parents/guardians, will present stories and songs 10–11 a.m. at the Dillon Public Library, 121 S. Idaho St. on Thursday, Sept. 17. Later that day, Story Time or ages toddler and up will convene in the same location 4–5 p.m. with a special craft project added to the menu. Those coming to the library must wear masks, which are available for sale at the front desk. For more information, call the Dillon Public Library at 683-4544.

BCHS x-country Thurs.

The Beaverhead County High School cross-country teams will travel to Twin Bridges on Friday for a 10 a.m. meet. For more information, call 683-2361.

Creativity kits available

With pandemic concerns shuttering the downtown Makerspace room this year, the Dillon Public Library is offering Makerspace Kits that will allow kids to create airplanes, weaved turtles, butterflies and whatever else their imaginations and skills can conjure at home. For more information, call 683-4544 or email dpldirector@dillonmt. org or stop by the library at 121 S. Idaho St. in downtown Dillon during library hours.

Farmers Market Sat.

The Dillon Farmers Market will convene for the last time in 2020 on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its new location—on South Washington Street between Sebree and Reeder streets, just east of the splash pad and new playground at Jaycee Park.

Beaver volleyball Sat.

Beaverhead County High School volleyball will welcome Stevensville to the BW Lodge in Dillon for matches at 4:15 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. against the Yellowjackets. Senior Night celebrations for the Beaver volleyball team and cheerleading squad will also be part of the event. For more information, call 683-2361.

Homecoming Week starts Mon.

Beaverhead County High School will celebrate Homecoming Week Sept. 21–26. For more information call 683-2361.

JV Golf Mon.

The junior varsity golf team for Beaverhead County High School will host the Dillon Invite on Monday, Sept. 21, at Beaverhead Golf Course in Dillon, starting at 9 a.m. For more information, call 683-2361.

Beaver vball Tues.

The BCHS volleyball team will host Anaconda on Tuesday, Sept. 22, for matches at 4:15 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the BW Lodge, where Senior Night celebrations will also take place for the Beaver cross country team. For more information, call 683-2361.

Flu shots Sept. 25

A Flu Shot Clinic will offer influenza immunizations on Sept. 26, in the parking lot of the Dillon Safeway, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Walk-ins will be welcomed but insurance cards are required. For more information, call 683-6226.

Beaver x-country home meet Sept. 26

The Dillon Beavers cross country team program will host its only home meet this season on Sept. 26 at Beaverhead Golf Course in Dillon, starting at 10 a.m. For more information, call 683-2361.

NRA Friends meet Sept. 26

The Southwest Montana Friends of the NRA will convene Sept. 26 for a 5 p.m. social hour and 6 p.m. dinner at the Frontier Event Center, 100 E. Helena St. in Dillon. Tickets are available in advance at Bitterroot Trading Post, 3-D, and Rocky Mountain Supply.

Con district hearing Sept. 27

Beaverhead Conservation District will host a 6 p.m. public hearing on a pair of proposed rule amendments by conference call on Sept. 27. For more information, call 683-3802 or email

Blood drive Sept. 29

A Blood Drive will take place 1–6 p.m. on Sept. 29 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 715 E. Bannack St. in Dillon. To get an appointment or more information, call Letha at 406-660-0294 or email

Health bd. meets Oct 16

The Beaverhead County/City Health Board is next scheduled to meet on Oct. 16 in the District Courtroom of the county courthouse in Dillon, starting at 11 a.m.

Bannack hrs.

Home to one of the world’s finest ghost towns, Bannack State Park will welcome visitors to its Town Site from 8 a.m. to sunset, and into its Visitor Center from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through the end of September. In October, the Visitor Center will be open only on weekends during those same hours. For more information, call 406-834- 3413.

Assistance with assistance

Due to the pandemic, the local Resource Assistance Center, 205 E. Center St. in Dillon, will only be open on an appointmentonly basis on Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to noon and 1–5 p.m. To make an appointment, call 406- 988-0360 or come knock on the door. All clients will need to put on a mask before entering. A direct line to a representative from the state Office of Public Assistance who can answer questions will be accessible during business hours on Sept. 2 and Sept. 23 and Oct. 7 and Oct. 21 by calling 406-496-4947. On days when that direct line is not available, those seeking assistance with food stamps and Medicaid can call 888-706-1535. More information on unemployment benefits can be gained by calling 406-494-0300 or by going to

Horse packing clinic set for center

The Montana Center for Horsemanship will host a 1-day Packing & Outfitting minisymposium, Saturday, October 3. The event begins at 9:30 a.m. and runs until 4:30 p.m. For more information, contact the Montana Center for Horsemanship at (406) 925-3270.