Libby FOL Meeting and Book Sale

The Libby Friends of the Library will be having their meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 4th at 10 AM at the Library.  This meeting is open to all who are interested in supporting the work of the Library and its staff.  Following the meeting will be the dedication of the new Self-Checkout Station, that is a memorial to the many contributions made by Larry and Mary Hebenstreit. Refreshments will be served and the public is invited.

The Libby Friends of the Library will have its next Book Sale on Friday, December 6th, at the Libby Library from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM.  We are ready for Christmas, and we have put together a featured display of items to help you get ready for your celebrations!  You will find both fiction and non-fiction holiday-themed books, plus a large selection of Children’s books, as well as classic videos, DVDs, and Music CD’s.  All purchases are by donation, with all money received going to support Library programs.

Submitted by Susan Horelick


Montana Sea Hawkers Help Feed Hungry Montanans

The Montana Sea Hawkers are the local chapter of the official Seattle Seahawks Booster Club, the  HYPERLINK “http://www.seahawkers.org/” Sea Hawkers, which includes more than 50 chapters worldwide.

The Montana Sea Hawkers are committed to serving the communities where we live and beyond.  Recently members teamed up with the  HYPERLINK “https://mfbn.org/” Montana Food Bank Network to collect 1300 pounds of Turkeys to feed hungry people across Montana.

On Sunday, November 24, the Seahawks were successful in defeating the Philadelphia Eagles.  In Montana, the Sea Hawkers hosted their own “Battle of the Birds.”  The chapter asked members and others to help win the battle against hunger.  Sea Hawkers responded with a huge outpouring.

The Turkeys collected will be distributed to a number of Montana locations to help feed people here in the Treasure State.   In honor of its 100th season, the NFL, Fans around the globe are giving back through the  HYPERLINK “https://www.nfl.com/100/huddlefor100/” NFL Huddle for 100 program further encouraging fans to give back to their communities.

“We are thrilled to be able to give back to the communities in which we live,” said Montana Sea Hawkers President Roger Peterson, “the Seahawks are extremely community oriented and we as Sea Hawkers want to do everything we can to help provide families with the food they need.”

When members have gathered in  HYPERLINK “http://montanaseahawkers.org/montana-seahawks-news-events/” locations across Montana this year so far this season they have now contributed more than 2200 lbs. of food to the Montana Food Bank Network providing more than 1700 meals for fellow Montanans.  With a few more weeks left in the season, the Montana Sea Hawkers hope to exceed more than 3000 pounds in donations for the Montana Food Bank Network this season.

“We are proud to partner with a great community oriented organization like the Sea Hawkers, said Montana Food Bank Network CEO, Gayle Carlson.  “Through efforts like working with the Montana Sea Hawkers the Montana Food Bank Network continues to work toward fulfilling our Mission of our mission of ending hunger in Montana through food acquisition and distribution, education and advocacy.  Our vision is a Montana free from hunger where everyone has equal access to nutritious food,” Carlson added.

You can learn more about all the philanthropic work the chapter is engaged in at:  HYPERLINK “http://montanaseahawkers.org/philanthrophy/” http://montanaseahawkers.org/philanthrophy/

More information about the chapter is posted on the Montana Sea Hawkers website at  HYPERLINK “file:///C:\\Users\\Roger\\Documents\\Montana-Seahawkers\\Pubs-Media\\News-Releases\\www.montanaseahawkers.org” www.montanaseahawkers.org.  To learn more about the Montana Food Bank Network visit:  HYPERLINK “https://mfbn.org/” https://mfbn.org/

Rita Whickham


Cabinet Peaks hires new HR Mangarer

Cabinet Peaks is pleased to welcome to the community Andrew Mehan as the new Human Resources Manager for the medical center.  Mehan has worked in the human resources field for more than 12 years, 3 of which have been in the healthcare realm.

Mehan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from MSU Bozeman and a Master of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University.  Additionally, he holds a Servant Leadership Certification from Gonzaga University.  Before coming to Cabinet Peaks, Mehan was with Averill Hospitality in Whitefish, MT as the Corporate Human Resource Director for the company.  He handled the day to day HR operations of four hotels throughout Montana, one of which is the only 4 diamond resort in the state.

Mehan plans to bring that hospitality customer service to the department.  “The team will be focusing on how we can do things simpler, faster, and easier,“ he stated.  “By doing so, we will be able to spend more time with our customers to ensure that we can address their needs fully and better serve the organization as a whole.”

Bruce Whitfield, Chief Executive Office at Cabinet Peaks Medical Center, happily welcomed Mehan to the team.  “Andre brings a wealth of experience in Human Resources to our management team,” he stated.  “He will make a great addition to Cabinet Peaks and our community.”

Mehan met his wife Chris in high school and they were reunited and married almost 20 year later.  He has a daughter Terran who is graduating from high school this year with plans to pursuing a degree in Bio Mechanical Engineering.

Submitted by Kate Stephens