Montana Children’s Trust Fund (MCTF) officials announced today it has received a $10,000 sponsorship from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana (BCBSMT).

Melissa Lavinder of the MTCF said these funds will support Strengthening Families Month activities in April and help raise awareness about the prevention of child abuse and neglect across Montana. Activities will include Pinwheels for Prevention and #GoBlue Mondays.

“The Montana Children’s Trust Fund focuses on how everyone in a community plays a role in raising children and strengthening families,” Lavinder said. “We are proud to partner with organizations across the state to raise awareness of the resources available in Montana to strengthen families and keep children safe.”

The Lewistown City Commission is asking residents to help find nominees for their Community Awards Program.  City Manager Holly Phelps says there are many outstanding residents who generously give their time and effort in support of the community.  

May 5 is fast approaching with a Cinco de Mayo event planned by the Moose Club. Katy Hokanson has the particulars on that fun run and breakfast.  

BOZEMAN – Butch Damberger said a new set of Native American paintings that line the hallway to meeting rooms in the Montana State University Strand Union Building often have an unexpected and powerful effect on people.

“A couple of months ago I came across a young man who was moved to tears by the art,” said Damberger, director of the SUB. “That was our goal – to create something (all people) can be proud of.”

The Lewistown Public Library is pleased to announce bestselling author Mark Sullivan as the speaker for the 2018 Annual Author Dinner.

Mark Sullivan is the acclaimed author of eighteen novels, including the #1 New York Times bestselling Private series, which he writes with James Patterson.  Mark has received numerous awards for his writing, including the WHSmith Fresh Talent Award, and his works have been names a New York Times Notable Book and a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the year.  He grew up in Medfield, Massachusetts, and graduated from Hamilton College with a BA in English before working as a volunteer in the Peace Corps in Niger, West Africa. Upon his return to the United States, he earned a graduate degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and began a career in investigative journalism.

A national concern recently discussed by the Fergus County Port Authority voiced possible jobs locally but not a workforce.  

Port Authority spokesman Dave Byerly said Lewistown has the problem as does every town and city in Montana.  He told his KXLO-Live audience: