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Retirees’ breakfast set March 1

ANACONDA — The Retired Men’s and Women’s Breakfast will be at 9 a.m. Thursday, March 1, at the First Presbyterian Church in Anaconda.

All retired men and women in the community are welcome. For reservations, call 406-560-7405 or 406-560-7265.

Superfund forum set for Friday

The inaugural KBMF/Montana Tech forum on Superfund, organized by Montana Campus Compact VISTA Service member Daniel Hogan, will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, in the Montana Tech Library auditorium. It will focus on Superfund issues in the community, including discussion surrounding the recent EPA announcement that an agreement in principle has been reached for the Butte Priority Soils Operable Unit.

The panel will also discuss the timeline for the Berkeley Pit water level, and the adequacy of the Horseshoe Bend water treatment plant.

This forum seeks to foster dialogue about the Superfund process that has been taking place in Butte for more than 30 years. A panel of Montana Tech students, professors and community members will participate in a moderated discussion.

The forum will also be broadcast live on KBMF 102.5FM in Butte, and online at Details: Daniel Hogan at 406-533-5785 or email to

Bob Cerise named best speaker

Top O’ the Mornin’ Toastmasters best speaker of the week was Bob Cerise. Best topic respondent was Denise Kagie, and Sherry Flamand was named best evaluator.

The next meeting will be held at 6:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 26, at Perkin’s. Guests are always welcome.

Plans underway for St. Patrick’s parade

The Butte America Foundation will again host Butte's St. Patrick's Day Parade, which begins at noon Saturday, March 17, in Historic Uptown Butte.

Entry fee is $40 for general entries and $30 for non-profit organizations. This is necessary to cover costs associated with the parade and is non-refundable. Entry deadline is 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 7. Late entries received will be placed at the end of the parade, no exceptions. Late entry fee is an additional $40.

All entries must be submitted and paid for online at

Entrants are required to have one representative attend a mandatory pre-parade meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, March 12, at the Knights of Columbus, 224 W. Park St. Numbers will be given to entrants at this time. If you cannot make the meeting, contact Matthew Boyle at 406-498-3549 or email at in advance or you will be removed from the parade lineup.

Parade assembly begins at 10 a.m. at the Lexington Gardens (off Arizona on East Granite) and will be staged east on Granite, south on Covert and east on Broadway. All entries must be in place by 11:15 am. The parade route begins at the corner of Arizona and Granite, proceeding west on Granite to Montana, south on Montana to Park St., east on Park St. to Arizona where disassembly can begin.

Religious forum on Tuesday

A forum, “Can a Scientist Believe in God?” will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, in the Montana Tech Auditorium.

Cullen Blue, a mechanical engineering professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will be the featured speaker. He will talk about the relationship between science and faith. The event will be moderated by Jack Skinner, a Montana Tech professor.

A reception will follow. The event is sponsored by Montana Tech Catholic Campus Ministry.


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