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CLEJ to host annual meeting Tuesday 

Citizens for Labor and Environmental Justice invites the community to its annual meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in the Butte Public Library, third floor.

The meeting begins with election of officers. At 6:30 p.m., Dr. Katie Hailer, professor of biochemistry at Montana Tech University and CLEJ board member, will present her air quality research done in the Greeley Neighborhood. Questions are encouraged. Discussions will also include the upcoming consent decree issues regarding Butte Priority Soils Operable Unit of Butte's Superfund site, including the Silver Bow Creek corridor and Parrot Tailings. 

CLEJ is a volunteer organization focused on good jobs for Butte and on low-income people living within the Superfund site. Details: Mary Kay at 723-3851.

Elks to host Oct. 21 dance

The Butte Elks will host a dance from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at 206 W. Galena St.

Come and dance to the music of the John Fox Sound. Music genres include waltz, tango, Latin, and more. He will play again Sunday, Nov. 4.

The bar will be open. Admittance is $10. Details: Frank Snyder at 406-299-2443 or 406-490-3329.

Senior center serves lunch

TWIN BRIDGES -- Lunch is served Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at the Twin Bridges Senior and Community Center. The weekly menu through Oct. 19 is listed below:

Monday, Oct. 15 – Spaghetti, vegetable, salad, breadsticks and dessert.

Wednesday, Oct. 17 – Hungarian chicken, noodles, vegetable salad, fruit bowl, and orange dessert.

Friday, Oct. 19 – Sausage, apple, sauerkraut, salad, boiled potatoes, vegetable, and oatmeal cake.

Clark’s Lookout State Park to close

DILLON -- Clark’s Lookout State Park, located north of Dillon, will close for winter on Nov. 1 through April 30, 2019.

According to park officials, due to operational constraints, a seasonal gate closure is the most cost-effective way to maintain this facility over the winter months. Walk-in access to the park is still available, but parking is not permitted along Clark’s Lookout Road outside the gate because of private property. Fishing access off Lovers Leap Road will still be accessible to the public.

Halloween costume photos needed

The Montana Standard is looking for photos of Butte and area residents in their Halloween costumes of 30, 40, 50, 60, or more years ago. The photos will be featured in the Oct. 28 Big Sky Life section.

Whether you and your friends dressed as a skeleton, ghost, hobo, or any of the numerous other costumes that have been popular through the decades, we hope you will share your photo with our readers.

Whatever you wore, please email a jpg of yourself in your childhood costume to or drop by our office at 25 W. Granite St. Details: Tracy Thornton at 406-496-5552.

Uptown Toasters announce winners

Competition winners for the Uptown Toasters, Toastmaster Club #9765, include Ed Stefanescu, best speaker; Jeff Amerman, best evaluator; and Brandon DeShaw, best table topics respondent.

The next meeting is at noon Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the Butte Archives, 17 W. Quartz St. Details: 406-782-3280.

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