Spruce-Up the Tobacco Valley Day
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the annual Tobacco Valley clean-up day! Glacier Bank proudly began and annually organizes this workday which is now a community tradition.
Show your pride for our wonderful home by pitching in to spruce up the town and surrounding areas. Starting at 9:00 you can pick up bags from the Glacier Bank outdoor plaza and then go forth and clean, clean, clean. This year Glacier Bank is blocking off the street north of their building for the trash dumpsters. Remember to separate your recyclables (plastic and metals) from the trash. Recycle Eureka will once again be present with the large bags on loan from Lincoln County to collect recyclables.
Glacier Bank will provide barbeque lunch on their plaza with all the fixin's from 11:30 - 1:00. Participants of all ages qualify for some great prizes! And, as in past years, a lucky girl and boy will win a really cool bicycle!.
Rendezvous 2015 - The West is Still Wild
Eureka is the place to Rendezvous with your family and friends! From the Kick-off extravaganza with great music and food Friday April 24th at The Arena through Sunday the 26th the town will be bustling with fun.
This year kick off your weekend with a rollicking Friday evening at the Arena. Food Vendors will be ready to satisfy your hunger when the doors open at 6:00. Music starts at 6:30 with the rockin' blues of the Mason Stone Band followed by Ben Chappelow. At 8:00 country music singer-songwriter Dylan Scott takes the stage.
Begin Saturday with Breakfast at the Senior Center. Then the parade starts at it's usual time of Noon. When you hear the sound of the Bagpipers from Kimberly as they crest the hill of main street – run, don't walk to stake your place in the crowd. Even the rain of last year couldn't dampen the spirits of the onlookers who turned out to cheer the floats, costumes, antique cars, Shriners on their very small rigs, and the Coors beer truck.
The Keepers of our Heritage
Article Contribution by: Encore.org
“These women are preserving the history of the valley – in the museum they maintain, in the stories they tell and in the quilts they create.”
For years I worked in education, part of that time overseas, and at the age of 60, I returned to Montana. I found a part-time job working for a nonprofit, but I was interested in becoming more involved with the community, especially with a group of older women whom I thought of as the heritage keepers for this rural valley.
Ben & Sarah Quilling - "Stillwater"
“From the hills of Eureka comes the return of Out of the Studio. Sarah has been an inspiration to many as a friend, musician, teacher, mother and for all the many roles she's filled in people's lives. Hope you enjoy!" -
As we slip into Spring, many of us might have left our New Year's resolutions behind. Perhaps you are not going to the gym as often as you wanted or neglecting those healthy meals you promised yourself you would eat regularly. But April is the perfect month to think about volunteering in the community if that was one of your resolutions - or even if it wasn't. There are a lot of great volunteer opportunities in the Tobacco Valley this month so consider picking up the phone or stopping by to offer your services.
A Conversation with Slim and June Woffenden
This interview first appeared in the Spring 2011 issue. My motivation for visiting with the Woffendens was to query June about her father, Frank Baney. On my first visit we pretty much stuck to that topic, but then I decided that it would be well worthwhile to visit again and expand on what had been alluded to or passed over the first time. June is one of two children who Frank Baney had with Victoria Dunston, his second wife. He married her in 1924 after the death of his first wife Eva Mills two years earlier. June was born in 1928.