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Articles from the January 8, 2021 edition

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Help for a friend in need

First Baptist Church in Ekalaka has established the “Dennis Bishop Medical Hardship Fund” to assist Dennis and Trish Bishop and offer them some encouragement. The desire is to offset expenses and financial losses during Dennis’ long illness. De...

 

December warm, not record breaking

According to the National Weather Service, the average temperature in Ekalaka for December of 2020 was 30 degrees. The mark is tied with December of 1999 for the fifth warmest average temperature ever recorded for the month. The warmest average...

 
 Events   

Chamber to meet January 14

Carter County Chamber of Commerce will be meeting at 5:50 p.m. on Thursday, January 14 at Southeast Electric Cooperative. Masks will be required at the meeting. A virtual/phone-in option is also available at the meeting and will be provided to...

 

Scholarships available to electric cooperative members

Southeast Electric encourages students and members to always be learning. Scholarship funds are always a good way to help with this goal. In the last ten years, Southeast has awarded over $50,000 worth of scholarships. The cooperative considers it an...

 

LaBrees on President's list at DSU

2020 CCHS graduates Hannah and Heather LaBree were both named to the Fall 2020 President’s list at Dickinson State University. Students on the list have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours with a term GPA of 3.9 or above. Madison Hansen, a...

 

Business Stabilization Grant reporting due soon, more PPP available

2020 was difficult for businesses, non-profits, ag producers and so many others due to COVID-19. In late April the first round of COVID Relief Funds through the CARES Act rolled out for Montanans, in the form of grants and loans. $1.25 billion was al...

 
 By Tanner Wright    Local    January 8, 2021

4-H news

The Gumbo Gophers 4-H club met on December 21 at the Alzada hall. Members present were Colyn Higgins, Zander Oliver, Keenan McInerney, Selah and Suri Johnston, Grace and Elizabeth Hall, Tylinn Thomas and Tanner Wright. Clancy Higgins was the only Clo...

 

Recreation and rural counties: attracting new residents and higher incomes

Eastern Plains Economic Development Corporation continually seeks way to assist and promote the communities that we work in, which includes Carter, Dawson, Fallon, Prairie and Wibaux Counties. This often involves researching new ways to diversify...

 

David Mrnak

Funeral services for David C. Mrnak, 89, of Ekalaka, were held January 2, 2021 at Ekalaka Bible Church with Pastor Jon Champlin officiating. Burial followed at Beaver Lodge Cemetery. David passed...

 

Phyllis Wrethea (Taylor) Purdum

Phyllis Wrethea (Taylor) Purdum was born December 18, 1929 in Ekalaka, Montana. She passed away December 20, 2020 in Eugene, Oregon of a sudden heart incident at the age of 91. In between she lived a...

 

Cooking in the West

As 2021 rolls in, we look back on 2020 with horrified hindsight and look forward with hopefulness to a good 2021. As I sit here reflecting on the pandemic of 2020, my mind wandered back to Y2K. Remember Y2K? We thought the computers would not recogni...

 

Conversations with God

Hello God, it’s me, Mara: “God of the years that lie behind us, Lord of the years that stretch before, Weaver of all the ties that bind us, Keeper and King of the open door: Grant us hope and courage glowing Whiter and pure as the stars above:...

 
 By Erwin Curry    Voices    January 8, 2021

Dependable Boxelder

Editor’s note: The following poem was written and submitted by Erwin Curry, former Carter County resident....

 

Montana Community Foundation scholarship applications available

Applications for Montana Community Foundation (MCF) scholarships for the 2021-22 academic year are now available for Montana students. Last year, MCF awarded nearly $500,000 in scholarships to 168 Montana students throughout our state. These...

 

MT Dept. of Agriculture requesting Specialty Crop Block Grant applications

The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) is now accepting applications for an estimated $3 million in federal funding available through the Specialty Crop Block Grant (SCBG) program. The purpose of the SCBG program is to enhance the...

 

Girls start season 1-0

The CCHS JV girls took on Wibaux in a shortened game on Saturday in what was the first action for the Bulldogs this basketball season. The season has started late due to COVID-19, and MHSA has put...

 

CCHS loses to Wibaux at buzzer

In the boys' JV game on Saturday, CCHS struggled and eventually lost. Jaden Pardee led the way for CCHS JV with 10 points. JW Elmore added 9. Kreed Eskew poured in 17 for the Longhorns JV. CCHS JV:...

 

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