Friday, May 20, 2022

Community events: Review math books

| May 11, 2022 6:55 AM

Parents invited to review math books

Columbia Falls Jr. High is in the process of adopting new math instructional materials for the 2022-2023 school year.  Parents and community members are invited to attend a presentation of the materials that were selected by the school’s math department.  The meeting will be held at the junior library on May 18 at 6 p.m. .  The material selection process will be shared and samples of the resources will be available to view.  At the conclusion of the meeting, feedback will be accepted from those present. For those unable to attend, the materials will be available for viewing from May 23 - May 27 at the District’s Administrative Building from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Christian women

Columbia Falls Women’s Connection will host a luncheon on Wednesday, May 18 at 11:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church located at 827 9th St West in Columbia Falls.  Guest speakers Vivienne Montague, a cookbook author, will share memories of her tea shop.  And Lois Olmstead is a talented and entertaining author, radio personality and speaker from Clyde Park. Cost is $10 and all women are welcome to attend. For reservations call Candy at 387-4119 or Janet at 892-3621 or email by 5 p.m. Sunday, May 15.  Please honor or cancel reservations.  Affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries. 

Report snapping turtles

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is asking for help from the public in reporting snapping turtle sightings anywhere west of the Continental Divide.

In Montana, snapping turtles are a native species east of the Divide, but they are non-native west of the Divide and can cause significant harm to native populations of pond-dwelling species like frogs, turtles, snakes, ducks, and fish.

Snapping turtles typically end up in waterways outside their native range through illegal releases of animals kept as pets. If you have information on the possible sighting of a snapping turtle in northwest Montana, please contact Jessy Coltrane at (406) 751-4584 or email For a possible sighting in west-central Montana, contact Torrey Ritter at (406) 542-5551 or