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 By Sarah Osmundson    News    May 30, 2018

Eastern Star News for May 30, 2018

May 2018, The Malta Mason Lodge #57 and Order of Eastern Star Sacajawea Chapter #37 once again placed markers at the Malta Cemetery. The weather cooperated as nine people busily placed close to 100...

 
 By Sarah Osmundson    News    May 2, 2018

Eastern Star News for May 2, 2018

The Montana Order of Eastern Star Homecoming for Worthy Grand Matron Margie Matovich and Worthy Grand Patron Butch Damuth was held on Saturday, April 21st. The Masonic Lodge in Billings was decorated with an M&M and a Western theme in honor of WGM...

 

New Year, New Haven

Scott and Gina Simanton have opened a new Liquor Haven and Travel Haven on Front Street. The business most recently was located across from the US Post Office. “We didn’t own the building and we wanted to own our own building. This came up...

 

Post #57 honored with three awards

The Montana District 2 meeting of the American Legion was held on September 30th in Chinook, Mont. About 60 members of the American Legion of Montana met and during that meeting the local American...

 

Phillips County Library classic challenge

The winner of the Phillips County Library Classic Challenge was Amber Hofer of Loring, Mont. The challenge was open to junior high and high school students and adults and ran from Feb. 1 to Dec. 11,...

 

Malta Dirt Daubers Garden Club Barrel Christmas Decorating Contest

Once again the Malta Dirt Daubers Garden Club invited Merchants who have the Whiskey Barrel Flower Planter to participate in a Barrel Christmas Decorating Contest. There was no entry form to fill out...

 

Olson is the Jolly to Malta's Holly

Micaela Olson of Malta was the winner of the $250 given away by the Malta Merchants on Sunday, November 19th. Her lucky #33 was called at noon and announced on the KMMR Radio. She arrived at Art's...

 

Malta Dirt Daubers honored by Montana Federation Garden Club

The Malta Dirt Dauber Garden Club had a festive evening on Monday, November 6. The regular meeting was held at Toni Ziegler's home where once again a delicious supper of Indian Tacos was served....

 

Pearls for Precious Angels brings Joy

The Pearls for Precious Angels fundraiser held at the Mint Bar was a joyful event. The fundraiser was to raise enough money to supply both Glasgow and Havre Hospitals with a Cuddle Cot. A Cuddle Cot is a cooling system that preserves stillborn...

 

Pearls for Precious Angels October 21

Fall and the onslaught of snow and soon Christmas brings out a new kind of spirit for many of us. There will be much planning for holiday festivities and family gatherings. But unfortunately for some those gathering can also be a reminder of a loss...

 

Two Chapters brought 406 Stars to Malta

The Order of Eastern Star was greatly represented by the 406 on October 6th. Montana has many chapters of the OES however several are now officially combined or must hold an Official Visitation...

 

Billie's flower garden and it grows

The Malta Dirt Daubers Garden Club held a soup supper meeting at Toni Ziegler's home last Monday evening, Oct. 2nd. Guest speaker Billie Maxie gave a presentation on how flowers influenced her...

 

Phillips County 4-H deliver Cookies!

The first week of October is National 4-H week and the Phillips County News was one of the lucky businesses of a delivery of home baked cookies on Thursday, Oct. 5th from the local 4-H. The variety plate was labeled “To Make the Best Better”....

 

101st Equity Co-op meets

On Thursday, September 7, 2017 Equity Co-op held their 101st annual meeting. Current Store manager Dale Kaasa presented the past manager Mark French with a Ruger American 17 HMR rifle. French served as the manager of Equity Co-op for 18 years and was...

 

Dirt Daubers continue first-day floral tradition

Malta Dirt Daubers Garden Club members spent last Tuesday cutting flowers of their own and from Norma Kelly's and Michelle Rock's gardens. At Dr. Mike Veseth's carport they were busy filling almost...

 
 By Sarah Osmundson    News    July 19, 2017

Malta News for July 19, 2017

Retired teacher, Deanna Bergstrom of Harlem, Mont. was chosen as Sr. Citizen of Blaine County this year in recognition of the volunteer work and significant contributions in the area. She lists her hobbies as knitting and quilting, including...

 
 By Sarah Osmundson    News    June 7, 2017

Sacajawea #37 places 36 Memorial Stars

Over the Memorial weekend, you may have noticed something new at Malta Cemetery. The local Malta Order of Eastern Star, Sacajawea Chapter #37 placed silver star emblems on the headstones of past woman members. The star emblems were discovered a...

 
 By Sarah Osmundson    News    April 5, 2017

Whist League crowns 2nd Annual Whist Champs

What is starting to become an annual event awarded whist players with $400 in Chamber Bucks. The Senior Citizen Whist League 2nd annual card playing came to an end this March. League chairman, Roger Ereaux reported that with the local sponsors they...

 
 By Sarah Osmundson    News    March 15, 2017

Malta native pens Montana Memoir

On November 30, 2016 the Phillips County News ran a photo identification request of the third man on the right of the now cover on Montana Memoir the book by authors William L. McGee and Sandra V. McGee. I won’t ruin the mystery as many of you...

 
 By Sarah Osmundson    News    March 15, 2017

Flower Show Judges share knowledge and talent

The Malta Dirt Daubers Garden Club sponsored a no host dinner and program on “Flower Arranging” on Monday, March 6th. Guest speakers were Mary Davis, Master Flower Show Judge and Joyce Hendricks, Accredited Flower Show Judge, both of Billings....

 
 By Sarah Osmundson    News    March 8, 2017

Americanism Program at Malta VFW on March 12

Annually the Malta Mason Lodge #57 and the Order of Eastern Star (OES) Sacajawea Chapter #37 have an Americanism Program. Previously the special guest speakers have covered historical characters of Phillips County to the proper folding and colors of...

 
 By Sarah Osmundson    News    March 8, 2017

Malta Mason Lodge #57 members donate beef

For the second year in a row the Malta Masonic Lodge #57 members have donated beef to the Hi-Line Retirement Center and with the help of the Order of Eastern Star (OES) Malta Sacajawea Chapter #37, also served the meal. The three members of Lodge...

 
 By Sarah Osmundson    News    March 1, 2017

Dirt Daubers welcome Flower Judges

Have you ever wished you could do arrangements that look like a florist did them? The Malta Dirt Daubers Garden Club March meeting will focus on “Flower Arranging” taught by Mary Davis, Master Flower Show Judge and Joyce Hendricks, Accredited...

 
 By Sarah Osmundson    News    March 1, 2017

Veseth Cattle holds 10th annual Bull sale at Pavilion

Wednesday, February 22 the Veseth Cattle Company of Malta held their 10th annual Bull Sale at the Pavilion. Dale and Janet Veseth wanted to do something special in appreciation to their customers. Veseth Cattle Co. and co-sponsor Lewistown Honda raff...

 

Earthquake, Music, Highway and baby critters: Books about Big Sky Country

The first days of winter are upon us and one might be looking for a more warm and indoor entertainment. A good book can satisfy both the young and old reading enthusiast. There were four new Montana based books released in 2016 one might consider. Ar...

 

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