LHS Educational Trust Scholarships

Submitted by

Jim Sullivan, Trustee


August 18, 2021—


Colton Halvorson                                          Bethany Thomas

The Libby High School Educational Trust has awarded two scholarships to Libby High School graduates.

Colton Halvorson, son of Dan & Christina
Halvorson, received $1000 from the Libby High School Educational Trust.  He will be studying
Civil Engineering and Music and wants to become a Civil Engineer.  He will be attending Flathead Valley Community College in Kalispell.

Bethany Thomas, daughter of Steven and Lisa Thomas, received $1000 from from the
Libby High School Educational Trust. She will be attending Concordia University Nebraska this fall where she hopes to work her way to a Bachelor’s Degree in Earth Science.

The Libby High School Educational Trust was established in 1988 to provide scholarships for
worthy students that are graduates of Libby High School and who may be in need of financial assistance to obtain additional education.  Applications are available at Libby High School.

Donations to the Trust are always welcomed and encouraged.  Currently the Trust has over $200,000 in assets and has awarded over $60,000 in scholarships.  Only the interest earned is used to provide scholarships so the Trust will continue to benefit future Libby High School students.

Trustees of the Fund are Nancy Chalgren, Jim
Sullivan, Niles Nelson, Linda Buti, and Juli Cooper Anyone wanting more information or wishing
to donate to the Trust may contact any of the Trustees.

Lincoln County Community Foundation— “Showing we care today and tomorrow”

Submitted by Paula Darko, LCCF Chair


The Lincoln County Community Foundation will soon be taking applications for grants from eligible 501c3
non-profits in South Lincoln County. The grants are funded with earnings from a permanent endowment
held with the Montana Community Foundation. Each year the local LCCF board goes through an application process to select grant recipients. This year the LCCF will have $10,300 to award. The application period
begins September 1, 2021 and ends September 30, 2021.  The applications must be mailed and postmarked by September 30 2021 to be considered.

2020 LCCF grant recipients included: Troy Farmer’s Market, Troy Public Schools, Troy Food Pantry,
Troy Chamber of Commerce, City of Troy, Libby Community Inter-agencies, Kootenai Cross-Country Ski
Club, Kootenai Pets for Life, and Cabinet Peaks Medical Center. Since 2000, LCCF has given over $220,000
in grants to Lincoln County non-profits. This has been possible with an endowment which holds $230,000. Grants awarded will soon surpass funds held.

Next year, LCCF will begin administering the funds from the Robert Pederson Permanent Endowment.  That fund holds $1.3 million and will continue to endow the community in perpetuity. It will add to what is already being done by LCCF to benefit the community.

Endowed giving is an efficient and benevolent way to help the community. It is the gift that keeps on
giving and does so year after year.  LCCF is happy to accept gifts or donations. This can be done several ways.
A donation of cash, a planned gift such as a life insurance policy, or part of an estate in your will.  There are tax advantages for planned giving and corporations who also donate to LCCF.  Should you wish to donate to LCCF, contact Paula Darko-Hensler at pdhensler@gmail.com.

Non-profits are encouraged to apply for grants during this 2021 application period. This can be done by going to the Montana Community Foundation website: mtcf.org.  On the website menu, go to local foundations where you will find a map. Tap on the icon for LCCF and it will take you to LCCF webpage. There you will find the downloadable application with instructions. Questions can be directed to pdhensler@gmail.com

Learn how to eat, exercise, and live well!

Submitted by Cabinet Peaks Medical Center

Nicole Kapan, Registered Dietician with Cabinet Peaks Medical Center in Libby, will be leading a new PREVENT class set to begin September 14.


Libby, MT –Implementing healthy, sustainable changes to your daily nutrition and learning how to implement physical activity
that is enjoyable can ultimately help you lose weight and feel
better. Prevent is a lifestyle program that teaches and encourages you to make the modifications that can change the way you feel.  This program is taught by CPMC’s Nicole Kapan, Registered Dietician, and targets people who are at risk for pre-diabetes and/or developing Cardiovascular Disease.

Nicole is happy to be starting classes again this year.  “The
PREVENT program began in Lincoln County over 10 years ago
and has helped countless local people learn how to live longer, healthier lives.  I am pleased we can continue to share this course with the public,” she stated.

The PREVENT course begins with a personal assessment by
a Lifestyle Coach to determine the best guidance that will get life-long success. The 16 weeks to follow are known as the Core Sessions where participants attend weekly classes led by a Lifestyle coach; you will be in classes with others who have similar
struggles and health concerns. The remainder of the program is tailored to help participants maintain the healthy lifestyles they were taught in the core sessions.

The next PREVENT program begins on September 14, 2021
and will be held every Tuesday from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

If you are interested, please see your physician or call the
Cabinet Peaks Diabetes and Nutrition Education Department
at 283-7316.

The local PREVENT program is sponsored by Cabinet Peaks
Medical Center and the Montana Cardiovascular Disease and Prevention Program.