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Mesopust celebration March 3

ANACONDA — St. Peter & Paul Society, Lodge 84 of the Croatian Fraternal Union will celebrate Mesopust at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at the Croatian Hall, 816 East Third St., Anaconda. The menu will include sarma, kolbase, potatoes, salad, dessert, and more.

Reservations should be made by Thursday, Feb. 28, by calling Patsy at 406-563-2728, Stan at 406-563-6859, or Marion at 406-563-7386.

Pioneer Technical donates to festival

Pioneer Technical Services, a regional engineering firm with headquarters in Butte, has announced its support for the 2019 Montana Folk Festival set for Butte July 12-14 by signing on as a major sponsor.

“We are proud to renew our support as a major sponsor of the Montana Folk Festival," said Brad Archibald, Pioneer president. "We have been a supporter from the beginning, helping with technical expertise in the transformation of the Original Mine yard in 2007 and lending staff to help with the organization of the event since 2008."

Their sponsorship, a cash contribution of $5,000, will count toward the ongoing challenge match of the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation and Montana Resources. If other businesses help the festival meet the challenge to raise $100,000 from Montana businesses, the Foundation will contribute another $100,000.

While this major challenge is for Montana businesses, individuals are also being sought to help support the festival through contributions mailed to Montana Folk Festival, P.O. Box 696, Butte, MT 59703 or through the festival’s page at

Uptown Toasters announce winners

Competition winners for the Uptown Toasters, Toastmaster Club # 9765 include Debbie Sorensen, best speaker; Rob McDowell, best evaluator; and Ed Stefanescu and Peggy McCoy, best table topics respondents.

The next meeting is at noon Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Butte Archives, 17 W. Quartz St. The public is welcome to attend. Details: 406-782-3280.

Scholarships available to PCHS students

DEER LODGE — The Deer Lodge Education Association is offering scholarships to college students who are majoring in education. To be eligible, the students must be graduating this spring from Powell County High School, or an alumnus of PCHS, and be pursuing an education degree.

Interested applicants should either contact Kathy Thompson at 406-846-1553 ext. 229, request an application by writing to her at Granville Stuart School, 444 Montana Ave., Deer Lodge, Montana 59722, or they are available from Shauna Verlanic at the high school. A 500-word essay titled “Why Did You Choose Teaching as Your Career?” is to accompany the application. An official transcript is also required. Previous recipients are welcome to apply again.

The completed application must be postmarked no later than April 12.

Last year’s recipients were Matteson Smith and Ariel Clark, and their scholarships were funded from proceeds of the D.L.E.A./Scholastic book fairs held each year in November and April.

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