This year, the Montana winter has been particularly harsh with temperatures plunging below zero throughout the month of January.  For this reason, heat bills may be higher and further out of reach for people on fixed and low incomes.  There is help available for income-eligible people who may not be able to afford to heat their homes.  Action Inc. (formerly the Human Resources Council) is still accepting applications for heat assistance through the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP), which serves up to 2,500 households per year.  It is important for people to apply as soon as possible to avoid a potential shutoff from their utility provider.  People in need should contact Action Inc. at 406-533-6855 or toll free at 800-382-1325 or stop by Action Inc. headquarters at 25 West Silver St. in Butte.  Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Action Inc. serves Beaverhead, Deer Lodge, Granite, Madison, Powell and Silver Bow Counties.
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
 
Becky Sprunger, Chief of Operations, Action Inc. : 533-6875

Upcoming Events at the Mother Lode Theatre for February
 
      February 8th:  "Starry Starry Night" (Mother Lode Theatre Talent Show)
 
      February 15th:  Brandon Ridenour (Butte Community Concert Association)
 
      February 18th:  Irish Rovers
 
      February 25th:  "An Evening of Stories in Music" (Butte Symphony)

 
This year's Cystic Fibrosis NCAA Calcutta will be held on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at the Butte Country Club.  Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. and the Calcutta will start at 7 p.m.  Again Colt Anderson, recently re-signed with the Buffalo Bills, will be our special guest of honor.  Get your team together and get ready for a bigger and better Calcutta.  Look forward to seeing you there.  Please share this with everyone and anyone you think would enjoy the Calcutta.  The more teams we get the bigger the pot!  Last year's Calcutta paid out just under $108,000 and raised $11,900 for the research to find a cure for CF.

 
Visitor restrictions are in effect immediately for visitors at St. James Healthcare.  The restrictions are due to the presence of influenza viruses in the community and the surrounding areas.  No visitors under the age of 18 are allowed, and visitors who have symptoms of an upper respiratory infection, including cough or fever, also will be restricted from visiting patients.
 
During the temporary visitor restriction, families and friends are encouraged to send a card or to telephone the patient rather than coming to the hospital to visit.  We will advise the public when the restriction is no longer in effect.
 
Influenza is spread from person to person through direct contact with respiratory droplets, through contact with surfaces contaminated with droplets, or through small particles suspended in the air.  Even people with a mild case of influenza can transmit the infection to others.
 
If you do not feel well, have a fever, or have a cough, runny nose, or sore throat, please do not visit patients until you feel better.  If you are over 18 years old and must visit patients while you are ill, you will be asked to wear a mask and to wash your hands often to help prevent the spread of your illness.
 
The most important thing you can do to protect yourself and others from influenza is to practice good hand hygiene.  Throughout the hospital, you will find Hand Sanitizer stations that include masks, tissues, and hand sanitizer.  When you do visit the hospital, be sure to sanitize your hands before and after your visit.

 
 
CHERRY CREEK MEDIA PRESENTS BUTTE'S FIRST ANNUAL BACON AND BREW FEST.  SATURDAY NIGHT, APRIL 29TH, FROM 5 :00 P.M. TO 10:00 P.M. IN THE BUTTE CIVIC CENTER.
 
Come taste all things bacon from local restaurants, bakeries and vendors...15- Montana made micro brews on tap and live classic rock from local favorite...F.O.G.  Buy your commemorative mason jars and tee shirts.
 
Admission is free.  Those under age 21 are welcome as non-alcoholic beverages will also be available.
 
We'd like to thank our sponsors...Zip Beverage, Joyce & Macdonald Attorneys at Law, Western Meat and Sausage Block and The Party Palace.
 
The Bacon and Brew Fest, Saturday evening, April 29th at the Butte Civic Center...A Cherry Creek Media "Free Admission" Special Event.
 
 
Mark Patrick will be at the Quality Inn & Suites at 2100 Cornell Ave. in Butte on March 2nd. The Lose Weight Seminar is from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and the Stop Smoking Seminar is from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The registration is $49.99 at the door. 


 
Auditions for "No Greater Love," a stirring, original musical about Butte and its incredible history, especially the 1917 Granite Mountain-Speculator Mine Disaster, will be held February 25th & 26th.  To reserve an audition slot or for more information, contact the Butte-Silver Bow Archives, 782-3280, or visit the website nogreaterlove.com.  Performances will be June 9th & 10th, marking the 100th anniversary of the disaster.  Questions? Please call Jerry at 533-0600.

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