Bears Back Basic Needs

Submitted By Cyrus Lee


Making the most of the donations for denned teddy bears and raffle tickets Bears ‘n Stuff made a $500 donation to the local Basic Needs Store to help folks with shampoo, dish soap, TP, and other basic stuff.  Store manager Peggy Brooks says that dozens of families are helped when the store is open on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month.  During fall and winter snuggly warm caps crocheted by Bears ‘n Stuffs partners ‘The Helping Hands’ at Washington State Penitentiary’s Sustainable Practices Lab and made from yarn donated by the local community are part of the store’s goods.

Bears denned during Pridefest and Farmer’s Markets made their way to the Department of Family Services Office.  These cuddlers go to kids being fostered.  The little bears from behind bars go to other destinations, like the ER and Care Center.

Come say hi to the Bear Wranglers, check out the bears, and see the amazing inmate-created art that you can win with a lucky raffle ticket at the Libby and Troy Farmers’ Markets on Thursday and Friday.  Bears ‘n Stuff would like to come and tell your group or church what we’re about.  Contact Cyrus at 406-293-9630.


Photo Courtesy of Linda M.

Internationally Recognized Band

Coming to Troy July 28th

Submitted By Toby Walrath

Husband and wife duo Lane and Cary Terzieff lead the band Trampolines, an explosive electronic band who will be playing in Troy on July 28th at 7:00 pm.

Despite international success with their genre-defying music Lane and Cary don’t reserve their talents only for large crowds and foreign lands, they like to meet people where they are and get the message out about the oppression facing so many people worldwide.

Written and recorded while on the road the couple has played their unique style of music in 20 countries and achieved over 20 million on-line music streams. With 500,000 followers across social media people around the world are tuning in not only to listen to their unique musical style but also their story and about the people they serve in the mission field.

100% of the money raised from touring is used for emergency aid and missional work for marginalized people groups like refugees, internally displaced victims of political unrest and sex trafficking victims of every religion and culture.

The duo says that they like to connect with people through outside the box means including music, action sports, video and modern culture. Bringing their faith-based message internationally, and through online ministry and creative content Lane and Cary hope to bring awareness to the world and to gain support while making personal connections in communities of every size and demographic.

The Trampolines stop in Troy, MT is part of the band’s Wake Up Tour that includes 40 states and at times crowds that exceed 50,000 people. The concert will be performed at the Troy Community Baptist Church at 7:00 PM following a community dinner beginning at 5:30 PM.

The FREE dinner and concert is open to all as a community event hosted and sponsored by Troy Community Baptist Church.

Outstanding Accomplishments of

Jaiden Hall

Jaiden will be in the 8th grade at Canon City Middle School. She acted in several productions in Montana with the Kootenai Karacter’s. She started in “The Music Man” as a River City Girl in 2019 and then went on to perform in “The History of Dating as a cheerleader”. Jaiden is the daughter of Sky Teske-Sharp and Granddaughter of The Late Shanda Jennings. She has also taken piano lessons, took a semester learning trumpet, and was in choir. When she is not taking music lessons or in plays, she is playing soccer. Jaiden is exited to be involved in the Canon City community theatre.