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News Briefs for Oct. 20, 2021

Glasgow Schools Fall Concert Changed to Nov. 1

The Glasgow Music Department will host their Fall Concert on Monday, Nov. 1 in the High School Auditorium.

The evening will feature all of our music students from the Middle School and the High School on one night.

Starting at 6 p.m. will be the 6-12th grade Band Concert, including the 6th grade band, 7/8 grade band and High School Band.

Following that concert, the choir will begin at 7:15 p.m. That concert will include the 6th grade choir, 7/8 grade choir, Chamber Choir and Swing Choir.

Organizers invite the public to come out and support the students and hear some great music.

Doors will open at 5:45 p.m. for the band concert and 7 p.m. for the choir concert.

Two Rivers Economic Growth Directors Elected

Two Rivers Economic Growth, a nonprofit development organization serving Valley County, has announced that the board of directors were elected during their annual meeting held on Tuesday, Oct. 5 at the Cottonwood Inn, positions were retained for the 2021-2022 year.

Also during the meeting, the bylaws were updated. If there are questions regarding the revised bylaws, reach out to a Two Rivers Economic Growth officer, Board of Directors, or office manager.

President: Melissa Sigmunstad, Vice President: Jennifer Robley, Secretary: Michelle Eliason, Treasurer: Lisa Koski, Past President: Doris Ozark.

Bailee Holstein will serve as Two River's Office Manager in addition to the 2021/2022 Board of Directors current directors include: Wade Sundby, Becky Erickson, Mary Armstrong, Betty Stone, Brenner Flaten, Mary Henry, Brady Burgess and Connie Boreson.

Directors are considered key partners in the planning and growth of Valley County and its communities.

The board meets every first Tuesday of the month at noon at the Cottonwood Inn in Glasgow. Meetings are open to the public.

If you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors or in becoming a member, contact Bailee Holstein at (406)263-GROW (4769), email [email protected], or stop into the Two Rivers office located at 54147 HWY 2 Suite 2, Glasgow, MT 59230.

More information can be found on our website at

Two Rivers Economic Growth would like to thank Barbara Wagner, former Valley County native & Chief Economist with the Montana Department of Labor, and Industry, for providing information on Montana's economy and labor market.

In addition, Two Rivers Economic Growth thanks the Cottonwood Inn & staff for the luncheon at their annual meeting.

Senior Listening: News for Senior Citizens

Extra Help is a program to help people with limited income and resources pay Medicare prescription drug program costs, like premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance. If you get Extra Help but you're not sure if you're paying the right amount, call your drug plan. Your plan may ask you to give information to help them check the level of Extra Help you should get.


Examples of documents you can send your plan include:

• A purple notice from Medicare that says you automatically qualify for Extra Help.

• A yellow automatic enrollment notice from Medicare.

• An Extra Help "Notice of Award" from Social Security.

• An orange notice from Medicare that says your copayment amount will change next year.

• If you have Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you can use your award letter from Social Security as confirmation that you have SSI.

You can also give your plan any of the documents listed below. Your plan must accept any of these documents as proof that you qualify for Extra Help. If you don't have or can't find any of these documents, ask your plan for help.

Proof you have Medicaid and live in an institution or get home and community-based services

• A bill from an institution (like a nursing home) or, a copy of a state document showing Medicaid paid for your stay for at least a month.

• A print-out from your state's Medicaid system showing you lived in the institution for at least a month.

• A document from your state that shows you have Medicaid and are getting home- and community-based services.

Once you give your plan this information, you should:

• Make sure you pay no more than the LIS drug coverage cost limit. In 2021, prescription costs are no more than $3.70 for each generic/$9.20 for each brand-name covered drug for most people enrolled in the program.

• Your local SHIP counselor is also available to help you fill out an application for the Extra Help/Low Income Subsidy. Call 1-800-551-3191 for more.


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