Mine donates to care facility
Barrick-owned Golden Sunlight Mine in Whitehall donated $33,460 to Liberty Place at Bootstrap Ranch in Belgrade for the purchase of a 2018 Chrysler Pacifica van.
Liberty Place is a long-term care and community integration facility for individuals who have been severely disabled by brain injury. The organization provides transportation to reach community-based services, including regularly shuttling up to 16 clients daily to help accommodate work schedules, medical appointments, and other community activities.
Liberty Place picked up the new vehicle in January.
Winter hours still in effect
WISDOM -- Big Hole National Battlefield Visitor Center will maintain winter operational hours through April. The Visitor Center is open Wednesday through Sunday, closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Big Hole National Battlefield, along with the 37 other Nez Perce National Historical Park sites, are open seven days a week year round for public visitation. The visitor center will open seven days beginning May 1.
Big Hole National Battlefield is located 10 miles west of Wisdom on Highway 43. Admission is free year round. Details: Big Hole National Battlefield at 406-689-3155 or www.nps.gov/biho.
Auxiliary to host bingo night
St. James Auxiliary will hold its annual bingo fundraiser at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, in St. Ann's Parish Hall. There will be 12 games and three specials, with cash prizes for all games.
In addition, 50/50 tickets will be sold and refreshments will be available. All proceeds go to the St. James Auxiliary Scholarship Fund.
Tech professor featured speaker
The featured speaker for the Thursday, Feb. 21, Montana Tech Public Lecture Series will be Alysia Cox. She will talk about “Rocks, Hot Water, Microbes, and More: Diving to Seafloor Hot Springs.”
The lecture will be at 4 p.m. in CBB-102 on the Montana Tech campus.
Cox is an assistant professor of environmental chemistry. She grew up in Michigan and moved to Arizona State University (ASU), completing a B.S. summa cum laude in Geological Sciences with minors in Biology and German. She earned her PhD in Chemical Oceanography at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After postdoctoral work at ASU and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Dr. Cox started the Laboratory Exploring Geobiochemical Engineering and Natural Dynamics (LEGEND) at Tech. Her research combines geochemistry with biochemistry to determine active mechanisms of chemical reactions with wide application to the environment.
Car seat clinic Wednesday
A children’s car seat clinic will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the Uptown Fire Station, 120 S. Idaho.
Car seats will be checked for correct installation, making sure the seat matches your child’s weight and age, recall information, and more.
Details: Mary Jo Stosich at the Butte-Silver Bow Health Department, 406-497-5016.
Town Pump donates to Helena shelter
Citing the high demands placed on the God’s Love Shelter in Helena, the Town Pump Charitable Foundation has made an emergency grant in the amount of $15,000 to the homeless shelter.
The check was presented to Dave Miller of God’s Love on Thursday by representatives of Town Pump businesses in Helena. Marissa Harrington, district manager for Town Pump, stated “resources at God’s Love are being stretched thin this winter and it is gratifying that we are able in a small way to offer assistance.”
“The mission of the Town Pump Charitable Foundation is to assist in meeting the basic needs of Montanans” said Michael Kenneally of the Town Pump Foundation. He continued, “There is nothing more basic than a warm place to sleep and a warm meal.”
American Legion dinner Wednesday
American Legion Post #1 and the Auxiliary will hold its monthly meeting Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the new Legion Hall, 3201 Wynne. Pasties will be served. The auxiliary will bring salads and desserts.
The cost of the dinner will be $8. The hall will open at 6 p.m., and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Short meetings will follow.